This Groom Surprised His Bride with a Serenade at Their Barnyard Wedding

Christina Swisher and David Collins met their sophomore year at Baylor University but didn’t go on their first date for another five years. But who’s counting? Well, David was. He proposed to Christina with a letter that added up the days between meeting and going on their first date—and all that time he had been crazy about her. On April 23, 2017, they married at The White Sparrow Barn, which was designed as a “secret garden.” And David was keeping his own secret: He surprised his bride with a serenade of Ray LaMontagne’s “You Are the Best Thing,” to which Christina says, “Could he be any dreamier?”


  • Ceremony & Reception Site

    The White Sparrow Barn

  • Photographer

    Grant Daniels Photography

  • Bridal Gown Designer


  • Bridal Gown Retailer

    Stanley Korshak Bridal

  • Hair & Makeup

    Maitee Miles

  • Groom’s Attire

    Joe by Joseph Abboud

  • Bridesmaids Dresses Designer

    Jenny Yoo

  • Bridesmaids Dresses Retailer

    The Wedding Suite at Nordstrom

  • Flowers

    Bows + Arrows

  • Stationery

    Melanie Frazier, DFW Events; Joanna Dee Studio (invitation design and wedding logo)

  • Custom Wedding Favor

    Vine+Branches via Etsy

  • Music

    Andy Austin Entertainment

  • Cake

    Dallas Affaires Cake Co.

  • Videographer

    Splendor Films

  • Lighting

    Absolute Entertainment

  • Wedding Rentals

    Perch Event Decor; BBJ Linen

  • Wedding Planner

    DFW Events

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