After Going the Distance, This Couple Wed in a Springtime Affair at Trinity River Audubon

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, and that rang too true for Claire Wilson and Brett Messerall, whose love transcended the distance from Dallas to Waco to Thailand. Fittingly, Brett surprised Claire with a destination proposal in Chicago. On May 14, 2016, the food stylist and her fiancé curated the perfect recipe for wedding bliss in the wild and natural greenery of the sleek and sophisticated Trinity River Audubon Center.

—Estephanie Gomez


  • Ceremony & Reception Site

    Trinity River Audubon Center

  • Photographer

    Elisabeth Carol Photography

  • Bridal Gown Designer

    Martina Liana

  • Bridal Gown Retailer

    Patsy’s, A Bridal Boutique

  • Hair & Makeup

    Dana Dixon

  • Groom’s Attire

    Men’s Wearhouse

  • Flowers

    Oh Deery Floral

  • Stationery

    The MOD Studio

  • Caterer

    Bolsa Mercado

  • Cake

    Bolsa Mercado

  • DJ

    DJ Connection

  • Lighting

    Astounding Sounds & Lighting

  • Wedding Rentals

    POSH Couture Rentals

  • Wedding Planner

    Grit + Gold

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