Houston, Texas, is the nation’s fourth largest city with the 2014 population coming in at over 2.5 million people. Even after narrowing down the population to about 30,000 volunteers from The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR), finding forever is no small feat! Caris and Jarod discovered just how wonderful a giving heart can be while volunteering at HLSR. The two met at the rodeo and have been best friends ever since!
Over a two year courtship, Caris and Jarod knew they had something special. Caris shared that they went to New York to spend the Christmas holiday with Jarod’s family and sister who lives on Long Island. On Christmas morning Jarod surprised her with a card that said they would be spending the last night of the trip in the city. Jarod planned the night with great care and attention and booked a hotel room with an amazing view of the city skyline near Time Square. After a fun day of shopping, site seeing and an incredible dinner the couple found themselves in Central Park. Caris reminisced about the magical night by adding, “Jarod lead me to the famous & romantic Bow Bridge over the water (think When Harry met Sally) where he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.” After Caris said, “YES!” they walked to Tavern on the Green for champagne and dancing! …That is such a beautiful proposal!!
*New York Tow Bridge image by Teleseries.
Caris and Jarod are to be married on October 3rd and will stay true to their initial rodeo meeting by having a gorgeous ceremony that will take place overlooking a lake with the reception in a barn/dance hall. The wedding will take place at a family ranch near Mexia, Texas, and one that Caris and Jarod spend a lot of time at boating, fishing and horseback riding. The ceremony and reception is sure to be beyond romantic with vintage & rustic décor, lots of lights, good food and live music!
With such a true blue Houston love story and what is sure to be an incredible wedding reception and ceremony, it is a bit hard to transition onto the couple’s registry! [It is okay to take a minute to collect your thoughts before continuing on with this blog post. Their story is a special one and is certainly a once in a lifetime love. …Okay, time is up!] Time to focus on their lovely wedding registry and the good times they are sure to have hosting friends and family with their beautiful china and crystal!
We always ask our featured Bering’s Bride & Groom about why they decided to register and do their wedding stationery with us. Caris shared, “It is definitely a family store and tradition for Jarod’s family and a staple in Houston. We love going there on the weekends to shop and browse for gifts or whatever we may need.” Thanks, you two! It is an honor to be part of your wedding day as well as the pieces that will help get you two started with your new life together!
The couple registered for timeless pieces from some of our favorite manufacturers such as Wedgwood and Waterford, and will enjoy setting the beautiful tabletops to come! Don’t you love their china selection? Caris and Jarod registered for Wedgwood’s Vera Wang Grosgrain 5-piece place setting and it will look even more amazing framed by Waterford’s elegant Lismore stemware!
Equally impressive is the couple’s selection of barware and serving pieces! You cannot go wrong with Reed & Barton’s Hamilton pattern or Beatriz Ball’s surprisingly “fuss-free” serving pieces. Would you believe that the pieces are tarnish free?! We bet you like the 3qt casserole carrier even more!
Last but not least, we love that Caris and Jarod registered for some Annieglass serving pieces. It too is machine washable and surprisingly easy to care for. The gold and platinum finishes offered by the line are kilned inside the glass so that they are beautifully functional!
From the couple’s tabletop to desktops, it is very exciting to share that their wedding invitations and thank you cards will also be from Bering’s! We cannot share their beautiful selection, but promise that they are every bit as amazing and special as their registry and that each invitation is sure to be sealed with love!
Click here to view the couple’s wedding registry: http://www.berings.com/GiftRegistry/4168-1750889-wedding.aspx
Caris and Jarod, we greatly appreciate being able to share in this special time and hope to be a part of even more of life’s many milestones with you two in the years to come!