Samecia & Daniel's Fairytale Texas Wedding -

Real WeddingsSamecia & Daniel’s Fairytale Texas Wedding

February 14, 2019Wedding Guide Mag

Samecia and Daniel Harbaugh

November 18th, 2018


Whimsical Romance

Gray, heather, blush, cream, and black

Magnolia, TX

How They Met

Samecia met Daniel when, at age eight, her family moved all the way from Montreal, Canada down to Texas. The pair grew up together, attending the same local church. As little ones though, Samecia told us, “We did not like one another at all.” Before Daniel enlisted in the military, though, the two had started dating.


Daniel set up quite the surprise for Samecia when the two got engaged. They were doing a photo shoot with all of Daniel’s siblings and their spouses. Samecia was in full planning mode, talking to Daniel’s sister about what they were doing next. Then all of a sudden Samecia said she, “turned around to see [Daniel] kneeling and my sister and her husband taking photos. I loved it.”


When the two got down to planning, the most important part of the wedding for them was the overall feeling and vibe. The vision she had for their big day was beautiful: wanting to be surrounded by people who had a hand in their relationship. Samecia always wanted an intimate wedding with friends and family, and so making the day memorable for everyone was at the forefront of her mind.

Some plans got a bit mixed up, however. Samecia told us, “It rained on our wedding day, and I was really bummed because the venue has a stunning outdoor chapel. I was worried that the vision I had that included the tall trees and greenery wouldn’t come close to having it indoors, but it was just beautiful. The [indoor] venue [was] a big white barn with exposed beams and everything just tied so well.” A plus side to getting married in the barn, “I’m Canadian, and I don’t think that most people know, but the barn was transported from Canada. I wasn’t able to get married in Canada, but I had a piece of home with me.”

Their Big Day

When it came to exchanging their vows, though, the couple doesn’t even remember saying them. The pair had been together for almost a decade, and when it came time to say “I do” they were so caught up in the moment that everything from walking down the aisle to the first kiss became a happy blur, “You seem to forget everything in that moment, and it’s a beautiful thing.”

Samecia was a very hands-on bride and planned her own wedding. She even decorated the reception with the help of her siblings and family. Once it had all been set up, she said, “It was so neat seeing everything I had been working on for the past eight months come to life.”

Advice for Couples

The advice that Samecia and Daniel have for other couples? “Enjoy every part of the wedding planning that you can. It sounds so cliché, but it’s the truth. Everything goes by so fast, and I feel like you get caught up in making everything perfect that you forget to slow down and take it all in. I’m grateful for my sisters and best friends’ constant reminders because it made planning easier. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.”

The only thing the couple would change is that they wish they had bought more sparklers, and recommend others to not underestimate how much your guests will love that send-off.

Congratulations to Samecia and Daniel and your beautiful Canadian-American wedding!


Sweet Nest Photography

Ceremony & Reception Venue:
The Meekermark

Bridal Gown:
Lace Mermaid Gown

Groom’s Suit:
Men’s Wearhouse

Wedding Planner:
The Bride

Day of Coordinator:
Jennifer Rylander

Simply Chemistry

Ever So Sweet Cakery

Hair and makeup:
Ashli Kent of The Hair Lounge in Dallas, TX
Tonia O Artistry in Houston, TX

DIY by the Bride – flavoured hot chocolate with marshmallows

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