Nicole Volley initially met her Joshua Marshall in their middle school P.E. class. “We were friends throughout 7th and 8th grade, but little did we know we both had a crush on each other,” Nicole says. Though the two ended up going to different high schools and would not see each other for several years, fate had something in store for them.
During their first year of college, Nicole and Josh realized they shared a class together. “We re-established our friendship,” says Nicole. And after a couple of run-ins at Spurs games, the two finally connected via social media. “It’s funny how many times Josh and I ran into each other during the course of our lives, and all it took to get the ball rolling was something as simple as a Facebook message.” Nearly 15 years after they first met, sparks flew.
Nicole teaches high school for a living, and with a demanding schedule, she knew she would need extra help planning the big day. “My mother and I thought it would be best to hire a wedding planner to facilitate all the details that go into making a wedding flawless,” Nicole says. “That’s why we chose Tamika Hope of Flawless Wedding Creations. She and her team made the night flow effortlessly—there were zero hiccups. That’s what you want in a planner—someone who has experience, great communication, and vendor relationships.”
On April 16, Nicole and Josh tied the knot on a beautiful spring day in the Texas Hill Country. The bride donned a lace fit-and-flare gown accented with a stunning beaded sash.
The vibrant couple chose the charming city of Boerne to host their special day at The Milestone in Boerne. Lush rolling hills made for a breathtaking backdrop as the two said “I do” in a traditional outdoor ceremony.
“We toured multiple venues but needed to find one that accommodated our wishes to have our ceremony outside. My parents and I decided to check out The Milestone in Boerne, and I immediately was impressed and fell in love with the venue and ceremony site that overlooked the Hill Country. It was gorgeous!”
After a flawless ceremony, it was easy for guests to quickly move from the ceremony space to the reception area. “The great thing about The Milestone is that they have both the ceremony and reception space in the same location,” says the bride. “And there was more than enough room to accommodate our guests.”
Tables dressed in champagne linens and adorned with gold votive candles and extravagant centerpieces impressed family and friends as they moved indoors. The reception color palette complemented the bride’s bouquet of white and pink roses while the floral centerpieces were a mix of white hydrangeas and pink roses.
“Our wedding cake was a four-tiered vanilla cake that incorporated the lace detailing from my dress and was topped with fresh flowers,” says Nicole. “And Josh is a football fan, so he had a chocolate cake with chocolate-covered strawberries along the edges and the Dallas Cowboys logo in the center.”
The new Mr. and Mrs. Marshall danced the night away with the help of some quality entertainment. “Josh and I went with Four 40 Entertainment because they had everything we needed—a custom playlist, an emcee who kept the guests moving, and a photo booth, which was a must.”
Family and friends went home with fun favors including personalized koozies and monogramed cookies.
“Looking back on the day, my favorite memory had to have been being surrounded by my family and friends. So many traveled a distance to celebrate our union,” Nicole says. “Also, seeing my handsome husband for the first time, of course!”
If she were to give any bride-to-be one important piece of advice, Nicole says it would be to hire a wedding planner. “Spend the money to hire a wedding planner or even a day-of coordinator. That was the best decision we could have made!”
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