Jordan & Daves
L ove finds people at the most unlikely of times during the most ordinary
occurrences, and Troy Jordan and Tricie Daves were not expecting to find love when they did.
Troy works for Terminix as a commercial sales representative and Tricie’s home on Lake Hamilton was due for an inspection. While her mother was visiting from Sterling, Okla., the Terminix truck pulled into the driveway and a nice-looking man with “that All-American guy look” stepped out.
Tricie told her mother she bet he was married, but her mom thought otherwise.
“He introduced himself as Troy and began his inspection,” she said. “He went downstairs and mom and I had a moment to talk,” noting she was going to find out somehow if he was married.
“I was trying to get up the nerve once he came upstairs, but mom beat me to the punch asking Troy if he was married and he said he had never been married,” she said. “He looked at me and asked if I was married and I said ‘no.’”
After walking him back to his truck, Troy gave Tricie his business card with his personal number written on the back, telling her to text him sometime.
“I took my mom back to Oklahoma and stayed a week with her,” she said. “While I was there, I got a text from Troy just saying ‘hello.’ The rest is history.”
On Sept. 21, 2013, the two were out taking a boat ride like they did pretty much every weekend. It was just Troy and Tiricie taking a nice Saturday afternoon ride, stopping in a cove to bask in the sunshine.
“I am driving the boat and I feel Troy lean over me from behind the captain chair I’m in — and there is this pretty box and I am thinking to myself ‘what in the world is that?’” she said. “He opened it up and this beautiful ring is sparkling back at me.
“He asked ‘Will you marry me?’ and I guess I was in shock, because I asked ‘Are you for real?’ He thought I was asking if the ring was real and said ‘of course it’s real.’
When she realized his proposal was genuine she said “yes,” stunned by the ring.
“The ring was worn by Troy’s grandmother and then by his mother — a family heirloom,” she said. “That’s when it hit me this wonderful man wanted to spend a lifetime together.”
The big day: April 5, 2014 Best Man and Maid of Honor: Jason Phillips and Kerry Lindsey
The location: We were married at Grace Bible Church.
The reception: The reception took place at the Park Hotel. The food was heavy hors d’oeuvres consisting of breads, spinach and artichoke dip, bruschetta,
meatballs and Italian sausage, an antipasto platter of prosciutto, salami, fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and olives. There was a fruit and cheese platter, and beverages consisted of an assortment of wines and beer.
The cake was three tiers. The bottom Italian crème, middle almond and the top chocolate with a cream cheese frosting. Our entertainment was DJ Dan Keys, ”who served as our master of ceremonies. He did a great job with music and entertainment.
The look: Our colors were light green, cream, and hints of turquoise. The flower arrangements were green hydrangeas, cream glades, garden roses, bells of Ireland and cream dahlias.
The church windows were embellished with aspidistra leaves and cream mini calla. Martha Jordan, mother of the groom, did all the decoration designs for both the church and reception. The most unique arrangement was a top hat with a wedding headpiece, flowing with flowers and a beautiful white feather. Mrs. Jordan did an outstanding job and we are grateful for all her time she dedicated to make
our wedding beautiful. We can’t thank her enough.
The dress: The gown was purchased at Low’s Bridal in Brinkley. It was an ivory A-line dress with waist belt and buckle adorned with crystals. The front and back featured a V-neck lavished with beads, crystals and embroidered flowers throughout the top and bottom of the dress.
Most unforgettable moment: When we arrived at the reception and walked in we didn’t realize we were supposed to go through the line of people on each side. So we both just do a runway walk so to speak. It was hilarious. We both were oblivious to what we were supposed to do. It’s almost like having tunnel vision. We had friends and family telling us you need to go back to the start of the line for meet and greet.
The honeymoon: Dominican Republic.