On her wedding day Rachel looked “just like a beauty queen from a movie scene,” and that’s because she is. The former Miss Texas brought full-on glamour to her summer nuptials to the love of her life Tristan.
The theme of their wedding was “Organic Glam. Rachel loves to sparkle and be over the top, and Tristan grew up around a lot of nature and trees. So to combine both vibes they combined rustic elements of tree branches with modern and elegant vases. Every single detail was thought through with complete intention by the bride herself, down to the boutonnieres for the men that included monopoly pieces, an ode to the couple’s love for board games.
See all of the stunning details below.
- Couples Names: Tristan Thompson & Rachel White
- Wedding Date: July 10th, 2020
- Wedding Location: The Post Oak Hotel
How Did you meet?
We met on the Bumble dating app.
Describe your wedding day.
COVID-19 has taken a lot away from many, but not love, not our moment. Tristan and Rachel went back and forth for MONTHS wondering if postponing the wedding was the right option. They opted to move forward while putting precautions in place to help guests feel safe – many guests from out of town could not come or did not feel comfortable and some still were willing to come from miles away to celebrate our love. Nothing in terms of planning changed except for doing our best to implement social distancing and encouraging (but not requiring) guests to wear masks.
Our wedding day was absolutely perfect and for just a few moments you almost forgot what chaos 2020 has been… the best part (besides being able to have our wedding day), was that we could have our skyline/helipad photo session. It almost didn’t happen, but I think 2020 decided to show mercy on us for our special day… and we now have the most EPIC wedding photos I have ever seen.
Our photographer, Civic Photos, was absolutely amazing. Not only did he shoot our wedding day, but he also shot our engagement pictures and has just been such a joy to work with – photography is so important to me because that’s how you remember your special day and he made these experiences so special!
Meghan Garvin from Belle of the Ball – She was our AMAZING wedding planner and any COVID Bride will say, it is CHAOS planning a wedding and she was an absolute DREAM to work with – and I really genuinely enjoyed her as a person. To trust a stranger to plan the biggest day of your life you have to really jive, and Meghan was not just an incredible wedding planner she became a friend. My husband and I BOTH enjoyed her so much and she executed our special day perfectly!
What was your favorite design detail of your wedding?
The centerpieces were AMAZING just jaw-dropping, the designer created flower trees almost and hung candles from the branches, they were SPECTACULAR. And the monopoly piece in the boutonnieres since Tristan and I love playing board games, that has always been our thing, to include them was a really small but memorable personal touch.
What was your favorite moment of your wedding day?
We did not do a first look, so the first time we saw each other was when I was walking down the aisle. Tristan was SO excited to see me, he didn’t even wait for the officiant to ask “who gives this bride away” – he just went and got me (it was cute)… and he cried like a baby… I mean CRIED. Every bride’s dream honestly. I will never forget how big of a smile he had when we saw me coming down the aisle – it was such a long process through 2020 and to just stand there like “we made it.” meant everything to us.
- Venue: The Post Oak Hotel
- Photography: CivicPhotos
- Rachel’s Wedding Dress: Martina liana bridal
- Rachel and Tristan’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin
- Bridal Perfume: Tom Ford
- Tristan Suit: Jos A Banks
- Groom’s Cologne: Burberry
- DJ: Finest DJ
- Wedding Planner: Belle of the Ball (Meghan Garvin)
- Floral: Plants n Petals
- Cinematography: Reverent Films
- Hair & Makeup: Misty Rockwell
- Flower Wall & Photo Booth: Houston Flower Wall
- Ceremony Music: Third Floor Strings
- Reception Getaway Car: Rolls Royce by Akama Lifestyle
- Reception Treats: Shipleys Donuts