2024 April Featured Bride

"Be patient with one another as you are planning your wedding! You both have been dreaming of this day and may have differing opinions on some things. Be willing to compromise with your future spouse so that you both will have the wedding of your dreams!"

Jared and Stephany Sheneman


How did you meet?

Jared and I met on an online Christian dating app called “Upward.” We matched on the very same night that I downloaded the app! Jared sent the first message the following day and the rest is history.

How did you know he was “The One”?

I knew that Jared was the one because he checked off all of my boxes I wanted in a future husband. There were some boxes I didn’t think would be possible to find! He quickly became my best friend and the person I knew I couldn’t live without.

How did he propose?

Jared proposed on his birthday trip that we took together to Toronto, Canada. He proposed after dinner at a beautiful French restaurant. After the dessert was brought out, he got down on one knee and popped the question.

Describe your wedding planning process

Who helped with the planning?

Jared and I worked together to plan the wedding of our dreams. Since I was little, planning a wedding was always something I looked forward to. I had the best time doing it just him and me.

Did you hire a planner or day-of coordinator?

I hired the best day-of coordinator that ensured the day went by smoothly and according to plan. I was really able to enjoy the day knowing that she had all the last minute details taken care of.

Did you DIY any aspect of your wedding?

I DIY’d my own wedding signage, seating chart, and table numbers using templates I purchased on Etsy. I also had an extremely artistic friend make my welcome sign!

Where did you save the most?

I saved the most by doing my own planning and decor.

Where did you splurge?

I splurged on having a plated dinner instead of a buffet-style dinner. It really helped make the dinner feel more formal and made it easier on our guests.

Why did you choose your venue?

I really loved the simple, modern elegance of Posey Meadows. It was everything I wanted and more in a wedding venue. From the beautiful white French farmhouse with big windows and natural light to the gorgeous outdoor reception area with cascading oak trees. What’s not to love?

Did you incorporate any special traditions or sentimental details in your ceremony or reception?

I carried my mother-in-law’s handkerchief that she carried at her wedding around my bridal bouquet, and wore Jared’s grandmother’s emerald earrings and bracelet. We also ended the night with The Texas Aggie War Hymn, as is tradition for many Texas A&M graduate weddings.

What was your most stressful decision?

The most stressful decision was deciding on our guest list. There were many other people we would have loved to invite to our wedding, but we wanted the people that were the most important to us as priority.

What turned out to be your best decision surrounding the big day?

The best decision we made was having a first look! Although this is controversial to some, we really enjoyed getting to spend this extra time together on our wedding day, and it ended up being our favorite part of the entire day! We used this time to read private vows to each other which made it extra special.

Is there anything you would have done differently?

Although there may have been minor inconveniences, I wouldn’t change a single thing about our wedding day. We enjoyed everything about our wedding, and it really was the best day of our lives!

Tell Us About...

Your dress:

My dress was a simple, yet elegant, silhouette dress with beading down the back.

Your flowers:

My flowers were a gorgeous mixture of colorful pastel roses, anemones, and ranunculus.

The food:

The food was a delicious pork tenderloin and chicken piccata with mashed potatoes and a vegetable medley.

The cake:

The wedding cake was a magnificent 3-tier vanilla cake with Bavarian cream filling.

Recap your big day for us

What made you laugh?

Our wedding party was a mixture of all our favorite people. They kept both of us laughing all day and really helped make our wedding day the best ever.

What made you cry?

My husband’s private vows and my maid of honor’s speech were so meaningful to me. It made the day so special for me and are memories that I will cherish forever.

What were the most memorable moments?

The most memorable moments were getting ready with my bridesmaids and dancing the night away with our closest friends and family.

What’s the best advice you can give a bride and groom planning their wedding?

Be patient with one another as you are planning your wedding! You both have been dreaming of this day and may have differing opinions on some things. Be willing to compromise with your future spouse so that you both will have the wedding of your dreams!

What did you look forward to most as Mr. and Mrs.?

We looked forward to just being able to do everyday life together! Since our relationship was long distance, we were excited to just be able to finally be together.

Local Vendors:

Wedding Venue: Posey Meadows

Reception Venue: Posey Meadows

Photographer: Corinne Vaz

Caterer Happy Hour: Got it Covered Events

Caterer Tapas: Got it Covered Events

Florist: The Petal Artist

Cake/Dessert: Sue C Cakes

Bridal Shop: Celebrations Bridal & Prom

Makeup Artist: Made 3 Beauty

Hair Stylist: Made 3 Beauty

Bartending/Beverage Service: Rivercity Bartending

Wedding Coordinator: Heaven Sent Events – Jessica Posey

Videographer: White Elm Films

Music/Entertainment: Gaines Entertainment

Wedding Music:

Processional: Come Thou Font (Above All Else) – Shane & Shane

Bride’s Entrance: Gratitude – Brandon Lake

Recessional: You Make My Dreams (Come True) – Daryl Hall & John Oates

First Dance: Can’t Help Falling in Love – Kacey Musgraves

Father/Daughter Dance: I Loved Her First – The Heartland

Mother/Son Dance: The First Lady in My Life – Paul Todd

Last Dance: Growing Old With You – Restless Road