Clinton and Abby met seven years ago when Abby was interviewing for a fellowship position at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. Abby traveled to Houston a few days early to hang out with her friend Katie. The girls decided to go out one night to a few honky tonks; Clinton just happened to be at one of those bars. Clinton asked Abby to dance and did not leave her side the rest of the night. As the two were leaving, Clinton whipped out his acoustic guitar and sang to Abby in the parking lot before Katie whisked Abby away at two in the morning. The rest of the weekend, Abby and Clinton kept in touch via text message, hoping to meet up once more. Due to conflicting schedules, the meetup never happened. After Abby’s interview, she was on the way to the airport when she received a text from Clinton asking if they could meet up. Abby replied that she was on the way to the airport and that her flight left in two hours. Shortly after, Clinton responded, “Be there in 15 minutes.” Once Clinton met with Abby at the airport bar, the two drank Coronas and chatted until Abby almost missed her flight. Being the gentlemen that he was, Clinton walked Abby over to TSA and just about as Abby was about to walk away, Clinton cupped her face and planted a kiss on Abby’s lips. After that, the two were hooked on each other.
While dating, the two enjoyed spending time together by cooking and relaxing by the pool. Basically, anything that they could do as a couple they enjoyed just being in each other’s company. Abby is 36 years old and is a pediatric medicine physician who enjoys travel and cooking. Clinton, 35 years old, is an insurance agent and musician who enjoys music, sports, woodworking, acting, and even cooking.
On New Year’s Eve of 2015, Clinton proposed to Abby. The pair was getting ready to go out and see the band that they liked. Clinton, a little giddy, danced around the bathroom as Abby finished getting ready. Abby, just thinking he was acting “weird,” ignored his strange mood. Clinton kept telling Abby something was missing from her outfit. Clinton finally decided what was missing was a diamond ring, he got on one knee and proposed right there in the bathroom. Abby was completely surprised.
The now engaged couple resided in Atlanta, Georgia but decided to go back home to their roots in Texas to have their wedding and they chose Ma Maison for their wedding ceremony and reception. With a style of “Texas goes European”, Ma Maison was a perfect fit with its French heritage. Mediterranean Blue with pops of bright yellow is what Abby had in mind for her wedding day color scheme. Four bridesmaids in short Mediterranean blue bridesmaid’s dresses stood alongside Abby on the big day. Four groomsmen donned white shirts, grey pants, and blue suspenders while Clinton wore a navy suit.
Over 100 guests witnessed Abby and Clinton’s marriage on Friday, August 12th, 2016 at The Green Cathedral. After the ceremony had been finished, guests made their way to The Trellis for cocktail hour. Dinner and dancing followed cocktail hour in The Great Hall. Personal touches made the evening truly special. Abby had custom monograms created (Can you guess what she used as her inspiration?) and used the monogram throughout her décor including on the vases, water glasses, and even the koozies. On her heritage table, Abby had a mannequin dressed in her mother’s wedding dress, and the table’s runner was made from the remaining lace from Abby’s grandmother’s veil. Abby and Clinton thought that the most important aspect of their wedding was to feel an overwhelming sense of love not only for them but also for all the guests attending. The newly married couple wanted everyone to know how important their guests were to them and that they loved their family and friends very much.
With a traditional sparkler exit signaling the end of the night, the newlyweds walked through the picture-perfect lit tunnel to their vintage getaway car. The new Mr. and Mrs. decided to take their honeymoon to the new overwater bungalows at the Sandals Resort in Jamaica on New Year’s Day, 2017. Good idea to wait for the colder Texas months to take a tropical vacation!