Love blossomed early for this real wedding couple. Mallory remembers having to drive on their first date because Lucas was still too young.
As Mallory knows, some of the best presents come in the smallest boxes — Lucas proposed under the Christmas tree because he knew Mallory wanted a Christmas wedding.
“Under the tree were wrapped gifts that were full of memorabilia from our relationship,” Mallory said. “ I opened them all, and the last gift was a ring.”
Lucas and Mallory tied the knot on December 22, 2012. Before getting lost in a winter wonderland of sapphire blue, white and silver, guests wrote messages and signed their names on an ornament to put on the Christmas tree.
Mallory says that one of the memorable moments during the ceremony was when the priest was blessing the rings with holy water and the ring bearer got soaked because he was standing under the best man’s hand that was holding the rings.
Although they had booked a florist, Mallory said it was her godmother who made her bouquet.
“It was a brooch bouquet that had three satin buttons from my grandmother’s dress on the handle,” Mallory said. “It also had a brooch from Lucas’s great grandmother on the handle. I didn’t know about the bouquet before the wedding, my godmother surprised me just moments before the ceremony.”
As everyone knows, the day of the wedding is so busy and the bride and groom spend a lot of time talking to everyone and being told where to be and what to do but Lucas and Mallory were able to drown out the craziness of the day for three minutes to themselves on the dance floor.
While the dancing went on, Lucas and Mallory provided their guests with a hot cocoa bar with chocolate dipped candy canes, caramel, Bailey’s Irish Cream, marshmallows and pretzels.
“At one point we had a couple’s dance,” Mallory said. “All married couples were invited to the dance floor and the DJ dismissed couples form the floor starting with the people who had been married the shortest time. He eventually narrowed it down to the couple who had been married the longest, which was my grandparents who had been married for 56 years.”
And what better way to end this Christmas wonderland-themed wedding than to send their guests home with an assortment of homemade Christmas cookies.
Mallory and Lucas say they’re looking forward to experiencing life together and that traveling for their honeymoon made them even more excited for the adventures they will continue to have together.
“We are moving to California this summer so we are just excited to grow and enjoy our journey together,” Mallory said.
Dress: Special Edition by Allure & cathedral length veil
Florist: Florals Etc.
Caterer: Abraham Catering
Photographer: Lane Weddings
Music: Tony Ward (ceremony) A Final Take (reception)
Honeymoon: Sandals Whitehouse Resort in Jamaica
Ceremony: St. John’s Catholic Church at Creighton University
Reception: Joslyn Art Museum
Cake: The Cake Specialist