McKenzie Seales And Chase Freeman Tie The Knot

By Lance Avery Morgan         Photography by Stephanie Brazzle

The Texas-sized wedding and celebration when McKenzie Seales, daughter of Kelly and Greg Seales of Dallas, married Chase Freeman, son of Christine and Alan Freeman of Lubbock, was one for the books. After all, the couple met in Gulf Shores as freshmen in college, so they dated for six years and were wed after a year-long engagement.

“I loved how kind he was and that he never stopped pursuing me. He is still the kindest person I know and always makes sure I’m taken care of,” shared Kenzie Freeman about their initial meeting. “Her beautiful smile and her laugh are what I love most about Kenzie,” says Chase Freeman. “She is a ray of sunshine, the life of the party, and now, six years later, she’s even more beautiful and continues to be the most important person in my life.” Chase proposed at the Catbird restaurant in the Thompson Hotel during her birthday dinner, much to Kenzie’s surprise. “All the people we love were there to celebrate with us.”

The wedding and reception, like their relationship, were in full bloom at Arlington Hall in Dallas, thanks to the expert party planning by Molly Rasmussen of Pop Parties, and the floral décor was created by David Kimmel Design. The black and white theme was accentuated when the bride walked down the aisle wearing a classically timeless dress before changing into another one later for the seated reception for the 200 guests. The evening before, the rehearsal dinner was held at the Crescent Club.

“The whole thing was so special and a day I won’t forget,” enthused the bride. “My favorite was Chase wiping his tears as I walked down the aisle. I didn’t expect it at all, and it was so sweet. We had a live artist singing throughout the ceremony, which was unique. We also had newspapers for our guests that listed our wedding party, fun bachelor/bachelorette memories, and a nod to our grandparents who had passed away. Our dog, Lulu, made an appearance, too.”

The bride’s Maid of Honor was Mackenzie Bulls, and she was attended by 11 bridesmaids: Melanie Bray, Kelly Colbert, Riley Edmister, Mackenzie Franz, Kelly Hewitt, Sarah Jackson, Laura Ragsdale, Baylee Richardson, Payton Seales, Morgan Snider, and Chandler Tennant. Chase’s brother, Brock Freeman, served as Best Man and the groom’s attendants were Chase Bray, Seth Freeman, Austin Hoffpauir, Jack Hrncir, Heath Jackson, John Hayden Johnson, Austin Rochow, Hunter Seales, Nick Trachta, and Jake Yarborough.

Kenize, along with the groom, graduated from Texas Tech University and works as an ICU nurse. The groom is a construction consultant. The couple honeymooned in Santorini and Mykonos, Greece. They reside in Dallas, and in their spare time love to play pickleball, golf, travel, and spend time with their families.