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Abby Sue Archibald & John Cleveland McKinney Jr.

May 26, 2012 | Dallas Baptist University | The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas 

Abby wore a Kenneth Pool gown from Neiman Marcus and an antique, engraved engagement bracelet.

Flower girls placed blooms on the kneeling rail at the church.


The bride’s shoes in the wedding’s pink shade. 

The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas pastry team’s seven-tier white wedding cake with buttercream frosting, adorned with fresh flowers.

Flowers by The Garden Gate graced tables in The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas ballroom.


The Couple
Abby and J.C. met at a wedding of friends, and a few months later, got engaged under the Century Tree at Texas A&M on Thanksgiving Day 2011 before the last Aggie-Longhorn game. Legend says that when walking under the tree with someone, you will remain in love with that person forever.

The Details
The bride’s mother, Nancy Archibald, planned the wedding and reception for 475 guests.

The Party
Abby wanted her reception at the hotel in part because its McKinney Avenue location matched her new last name. The couple honeymooned in Maui at, where else, The Ritz-Carlton!