Richard “Rick” Haines and Alex Carreno
“Our engagement will be something I will remember for the rest of my life – Rick made me feel like such a princess that weekend and every time it registers that I get to be his wife, I get excited all over again,” shared by bride-to-be Alex.
Alex & Rick at Rick’s Alma Mater, Baylor University.
Alex and Rick are newly engaged and we are thrilled to note that they have selected Bering’s for their wedding registry as well wedding stationery! And while we do not usually open our blogs with a quote, we couldn’t resist sharing it as it is truly pure joy.
This dynamic couple met online upon Alex’s mother urging her to give online dating a try. …Alex added that she’s convinced they were paired due to their mutual love of the Houston Tex-Mex staple, Escalante’s!
The two are glad they gave online dating a chance as the they are a definite match! In fact, Rick surprised Alex with a trip to the city they had their first date, Austin. He had carefully planned out the entire day, but ultimately surprised her at the gorgeous Lou Neff Point within Zilker Park on Town Lake. With the help of some wonderful planners and a photographer, Rick had Alex’s favorite flowers, hydrangeas and candlelight all around the point. It was there that he proposed with the most gorgeous ring that includes his mother’s original engagement diamond. …Good job, Rick!!!
The beautiful couple will be going to the chapel to get married on January 14, 2017 at the Hanamaker Chapel at Second Baptist on Woodway, the church Rick grew up attending. Their reception will immediately follow at The Houston Racquet Club, a special place in Alex’s heart where she spent many summers and evenings with her grandparents.
While Rick is proud to note that he is an “original-Houstonian,” Alex was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. However, it is cute that Rick says, she’s an “honorary-Houstonian,”noting that she did spend every summer here with her grandparents and lovingly refers to Houston as her home away from home.
When it comes to their wedding registry and stationery Alex shared, “We’re using the stationery department at Bering’s for almost all of our stationery needs. My grandparents always used to bring me along on their trips to Bering’s when I was younger and always knew that if I got married I would want Bering’s to be a part of my wedding.” Thanks, Alex’s grandparents and to Alex and Rick for continuing the tradition by starting their own at Bering’s!!
Since family is important to the couple they made sure to include Alex’s mother in helping to select their wedding registry pieces. Alex said that she helped them choose some really special pieces honing in on both of their unique styles.
The couple let us know that they especially enjoyed hearing Alex’s mother’s registry stories about pieces she picked and why or why not they should pick the same. And since we love mixing the old with the new it is exciting to note that they were given Alex’s great-grandmother’s silver, with her monogram AC (Alex’s maiden monogram) to have for special occasions!
Since some of you might already know Alex thanks to her amazing blog, Adored by Alex, which focuses on fashion and lifestyle, it is even more fun to share details of their wedding registry as well as wedding colors! While Alex said that they are still finalizing their wedding colors, they are leaning toward shades of white, some slate blue/green, with gold as an accent. …We can’t wait to see pictures!
And speaking of pictures, don’t you love their registry selection?! Guests of theirs will enjoy these beautiful Wedgwood Vera Wang Golden Grosgrain place settings as well as flatware and Waterford’s Kelsey pattern stemware!
From tabletop to barware for entertaining friends and family, Alex and Rick’s selections are classic with Reed & Barton, Reidel & Waterford:
We especially love the beautiful serving pieces they selected from Arthur Court, Beatriz Ball to Juliska – registry perfection!
And while we all love the pretty pieces above, equally good looking (as well as practical) are a nice set of J.A. Henckels knives topped off with a registry must-have, a YETI Cooler + cooler wagon!
Thanks to Alex and Rick for allowing us to be a part of the biggest day of their lives, it is truly an honor!
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