Lindsey Merilh Goodier and Hunter Bruce Baird will always be indebted to the mutual friends that introduced them. It only took one date, for drinks that turned into dinner, for Lindsey and Hunter to become a couple.
Just one year later, Hunter filled his back patio with roses and candles to create the perfect spot to propose to Lindsey. The engagement ring was custom made with a diamond from Dillon Gage in Dallas, where Hunter’s father had purchased his mother’s ring.
After Lindsey said yes, he took her to a wine bar where he surprised her with friends and family who were waiting there to celebrate the engagement.
On Saturday May 20, 2017, Reverend Anthony Francis McGinn, S.J., married Lindsey and Hunter at the Most Holy Name of Jesus church, where everyone in Lindsey’s family has been baptised and married. The ceremony music was provided by tenor Jesse Nolan and soprano Ashley Allaman, accompanied by Natalia Cascante on the violin, Vance Woolf on the trumpet and organist Jonathan Szymanski.
The wedding party had celebrated the night before at the rehearsal dinner held at Arnaud’s Restaurant. After dinner and toasts, the party second-lined to Hermes Bar at Antoine’s where they were joined by many of the couple’s friends for further celebrations.
The wedding reception was held at the New Orleans Country Club with every room decorated in a unique flower scheme by florist Meade Wendell.
The food included a range of options including a seafood selection with raw oysters, boiled shrimp, crawfish etouffee and turtle soup. Chefs at the NOCC recreated Lindsey’s mum’s chicken and herbed pasta and the couple’s Texas Room presented a huge nacho station and margaritas. The special Bride’s Cocktail was a French 75 and the Groom’s Drink was an Old Fashioned.
The couple enjoyed their first dance to “You are the Best Thing” by Ray Lamontagne played by Luv Sexy Band.
Lindsey and Hunter honeymooned in Jumby Bay, Antigua and returned to Fort Worth, Texas, where Lindsey works at Texas Health Clearfork Hospital and Hunter is employed at Southwest Bank.
Bride’s Gown: Kate McDonald, Wedding Belles
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Amsale, Wedding Belles
Groom’s Attire: Peter Millar Tuxedo
Groomsmen’s Attire: Their own tuxedos
Bride’s Wedding Band: An estate channel set diamond band, Friend and Company
Groom’s Wedding Band: Friend and Company
Favor: Joan Farrell cookies themed to Hunter and Lindsey’s interests and hobbies,
including TCU horned frogs, Georgia bulldogs, scrubs, crawfish, hunting and fishing
Coordination: AnGle Events
Invitation: Betty Hunley Design
Wedding Cake & Groom’s Cake: Shane Gorrange, Zoë’s Bakery
Photographer: Eau Claire Photography – Sam Hanna
Videographer: Shannon Talamo Films
Hair: Lisa Marquette from Salon M
Makeup: Andrea Wyman