Callie and Nash’s beautiful August wedding was one for the books! We loved how Callie incorporated so much color into all areas of her wedding–from the decor, the flowers, bridal party dresses and accessories, everything flowed seamlessly to create a classic, but festive look! After getting ready in her parent’s home, Callie and Nash shared their first look before departing to the church with their wedding party. After a touching ceremony, guests gathered at the Belo in downtown Dallas to begin the celebration! No detail was left overlooked–from the custom menu cards to the hanging candles outside, the space had been carefully crafted to fit the theme of a summer wedding in Texas! Garden Gate’s colorful flowers made the space absolutely pop, especially the hot pink trees that were scattered throughout the ballroom. After guests noshed on delicious fare provided by the Belo, guests were treated to two delicious cakes. The groom’s cake from Panini was appropriately University of Texas themed, complete with a chocolate outline of the Austin skyline! Callie’s cake, by Mesero, featured six layers of the best cuatro leches cake. To mirror the rest of the decor, the Bride’s cake was simply decorated with hot pink and orange flowers. After cake cutting, BRW out of New Orleans got the party started early and had guests dancing the entire evening. As a special surprise to Callie and Nash, who both graduated from UT, the University of Texas alumni band entered the ballroom playing “Texas Fight”, among many others. After a special toast to the couple from a past president of the University, the party continued well into the evening. Towards the end of the night, Balls Hamburger’s famous “Little Leaguers” and fries were passed around as a late night snack. After a festive sendoff (complete with Eatzis cookies as a departure gift!), Callie and Nash departed in Nash’s truck which had been appropriately decorated with a slew of sunflowers. Congratulations to this fun couple!! We loved being apart of your special night!View More
Callie and Nash kicked their wedding weekend off with fun and festive rehearsal dinner at Gilley’s Dallas! In keeping with the theme of the night, sun flowers, cacti, and antlers were added to the brightly hued floral arrangements. In addition to the flowers, the tables, in shades of hot pink, orange, and bright green added festive pops of color to the space. During the evening, guests noshed on tex-mex favorites including margaritas, fajitas and pralines before kicking off toasts to the bride and groom! As a special surprise, Cory Morrow ended the evening with a private concert for the couple and their friends and family–a perfect ending to the most fun filled night before the wedding celebration!View More
Mary Ellen and Ben were married on a gorgeous summer evening at Prestoncrest Church of Christ with their reception following at Dallas Country Club. From the bridesmaid dresses to the amazing flowers, the evening was filled with so many intricate details that perfectly accented the warm summer evening. Lush flowers in hues of white, cream and light pink were draped at the front of the church complete with beautiful cascading greenery—providing the most picturesque spot for Mary Ellen and Ben to recite their vows! After saying “I Do”, the newlyweds and their wedding party departed for DCC in a vintage red trolley. Café lights, plenty of soft candlelight and Garden Gate’s gorgeous flowers greeted guests as they entered the club—the perfect complement to the gorgeous evening outside. Perhaps one of the most spectacular details of the evening was the magnificent cake designed by the talented Dallas Affaires team. This seven-tiered concoction was intricately decorated with stunning sugar details and added such a traditional and beautiful detail to the ballroom. After first dances, Ben and Mary Ellen mingled with guests as the talented DJ Brian Prescott played the couple’s favorite music. After a departure in a sea of rose petals, the newlyweds departed in a vintage Rolls Royce! Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Sorrell! We loved working with you and your sweet families!
As always, many thanks to the wonderful vendors who helped make this evening such a success and to Carter Rose for the amazing pictures!View More
High school sweethearts Katie and Robert were married on a gorgeous June evening at Highland Park United Methodist Church followed by a reception at the Melrose Hotel. Using a classic and elegant color palette of blue and white, all details of the evening were carefully conceived to blend perfectly together. The bridesmaid dresses, in a vibrant cobalt blue, acted as a beautiful pop of color and perfectly accented the bouquets. After saying “I Do” in front of family and friends, guests headed to the Melrose Hotel, which was beautifully decorated with florals from Garden Gate. The variety of flowers, all in different shades of pale blue and white, were the perfect addition to the beautiful Melrose ballroom. After a cocktail hour and a touching first dance by the bride and groom, guests were treated to an amazing dinner prepared by the Melrose. After the Father of the Groom’s toast to the couple, DJ Glenn Roush kept guests dancing throughout the evening! As a surprise to guests, Katie and Robert arranged for a caricaturist to provide custom portraits for their guests—a creative and fun addition the reception. After dining and dancing throughout the evening, Katie and Robert shared a private dance before running through a sea of rose petals to an awaiting car. After a honeymoon in Ireland, the couple will reside in Dallas! We loved working with this sweet couple and their two families and wish Katie and Robert love and happiness!View More
Fleming and Matthew’s May wedding was a beautiful homage to this sweet couple! From Fleming’s beautiful dress, designed by Patti Flowers, to intricate details at the reception, all elements came together beautifully throughout the evening! After a touching ceremony at Church of the Incarnation, guests gathered at the Ritz Carlton to celebrate the newlyweds. In hues of white, ivory and pink, Garden Gate’s gorgeous florals were the perfect addition to the beautiful Ritz Carlton ballroom. Scattered throughout tables and across the stage front, the flowers created a romantic and soft environment. After touching dances by the newlyweds, guests sat for an amazing dinner prepared by the Ritz Carlton. Equally amazing were Fleming and Matthew’s cakes located at back of the ballroom. The bride’s ivory cake, designed by the Ritz Carlton, stood eight tiers tall and was simply decorated with a small bunches of flowers in the same, fresh color palette. Matthew’s cake was a fun homage to everything the groom loves: hunting, LSU football and the good ole’ state of Texas! Only in Frosted Art fashion would the groom’s cake slowly rotate, showing all four beautifully crafted sides of the cake. As The Royals Band kicked off the evening, little did guests know that a special visitor would be joining the party. The Dallas Cowboy’s own Rowdy was introduced to those attending the reception, acting as a fun surprise for guests! After gifting the newlyweds with custom jerseys, Rowdy continued dancing as the band kept the party going throughout the evening. After a sparkler send off, Matthew and Fleming were ushered to a waiting car where they departed for their honeymoon! Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Huckin and a sincere thank you to all the vendors who helped make the evening such a success!View More
Meggie and Chase’s beautiful April wedding incorporated so many gorgeous spring details that we can’t wait to share! After saying “I Do” in front of family and friends at St. Michael and All Angels Church, guests arrived at Brook Hollow Golf Club for a reception to celebrate the newlyweds. The flowers, designed and provided by Jackson Durham, provided a show stopping element at Brook Hollow Golf Club. In a color palette of pink, green, orange and white, the flowers throughout the ballroom were fresh and vibrant—a perfect nod to the warm spring evening. An ice luge, offering guests a custom pink cocktail, stood as a base for another gorgeous spring arrangement which served as a stunning piece in the ballroom. After first dances, guests were treated to Brook Hollow’s amazing food—including a station that served Greek fare—an homage to where Meggie and Chase would soon be honeymooning! For dessert, Panini provided the Bride’s cake. Standing six tiers tall, the ivory cake was decorated simply with sugar flowers and topped with lily of the valley—a beautiful touch to the delicious cake. In lieu of a groom’s cake, guests were treated to hand rolled cigars by Sabino Sotelo. Jessie’s Girl, from East Coast Entertainment, kept the party going the entire evening and treated guests to an amazing array of the newlywed’s favorite music! Acting as a sweet treat to the evening, homemade chocolate chip cookies were passed out to guests. The new Mr. and Mrs. Conway were escorted out of their reception by a trio of horns to a sparkler sendoff, the perfect end to an amazing evening! After a honeymoon in Europe, the newlyweds will continue living in Dallas, Texas. We had so much fun planning this spectacular event and wish Meggie and Chase so much love and happiness!View More
Lisa and Andrew were married on a beautiful spring evening at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church with a reception at Dallas Country Club. From the touching ceremony to the reception favors, the evening was filled with personal touches that celebrated the bride’s Greek heritage. With spring in the air, Garden Gate designed various floral arrangements to look vibrant and fresh—starting with Lisa’s classic and elegant lily of the valley bouquet. As guests entered the reception, blue and white vases lined the steps, simply filled with bright pops of green florals. Inside, white arrangements were scattered throughout the reception space—filled with a fresh mix of flowers including hydrangea, roses, tulips and peonies. Standing in the central area of the reception was Lisa’s cake, a seven – tiered confection created by Dallas Affaires. In lieu of a groom’s cake, guests were treated to delicious, traditional Greek desserts including baklava! After a touching toast from the Father of the Bride, guests dined and danced the night away. The Taylor Pace band went above and beyond, keeping guests dancing and celebrating the entire evening. Before departing, guests were given koufeta (sugar coated almonds), a traditional Greek wedding favor that symbolizes the sweetness of the newlywed’s future life! Lisa and Andrew radiate joy and we loved working with this sweet couple who used so much of their heritage throughout the ceremony and reception. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Shaddock!View More
Our sweet spring newlyweds opted for a beautiful ceremony and reception at Brook Hollow Golf Club. Garden Gate Floral designed the most perfect ceremony space that was filled with candle light and lush flowers, creating a romantic environment for the couple to be married in front of close friends and family. The theme extended perfectly into the ballroom, with Garden Gate filling the space with lush florals in hues of whites, creams and light pink. Two silver vases on the head table created a spectacular focal point in the ballroom and both were filled with hydrangea, roses, lilies and a touch of greenery. After a seated dinner where guest were served delicious Southern fare, the newlyweds cut their Dallas Affaires cakes. The bride’s cake featured six tiers and was simply decorated with cascading flowers. The groom’s cake was wonderfully designed to resemble a vintage record set, with the added detail of Etta James’ “At Last” record. After cake cutting, Limelight got the party in full swing, keeping guests on their feet dancing throughout the evening. The newlyweds exited their reception surrounded by sparklers held by their guests before hopping into a vintage, white Rolls Royce. We loved working with this sweet couple and wish them many years of happiness!View More
Annemarie and Madison’s beautiful spring wedding was one we loved working on! From the beautiful ceremony at Park Cities Presbyterian Church to the reception at Arlington Hall, everything involved with this couple’s sweet wedding day radiated love and joy! With spring just beginning, Garden Gate’s florals perfectly captured the newness of the season—using a variety of florals in shades of white, pink and blush—a perfect nod to the gorgeous spring day. With the back of Arlington Hall covered with a clear tent, guests were able to enjoy the beautiful spring evening. After the newlywed’s first dance to “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole, the Groom’s grandfather surprised guests by playing his clarinet, with the band, to Sweet Georgia Brown—a touching element to kick off the reception. After dining on amazing eats by Food Glorious Food, guests were able to enjoy Annemarie’s beautiful wedding cake! Featuring six-tiers and simply decorated with blush and white florals, the Dallas Affaires cake was as delicious as beautiful. In lieu of a groom’s cake, guests were treated to delicious Brandy Alexanders, passed out as the after dinner festivities commenced. As the evening continued, the gorgeous and clear spring evening offering the perfect backdrop to the lights strung on the top of the tent. Downtown Fever’s incredible energy kept the dance floor packed the entire evening, with guests enjoying a mix of the couple’s favorite songs! After snapping a picture with their wedding party, Annemarie and Madison hopped into a waiting, vintage Rolls Royce to depart for their honeymoon! Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Gardner!View More
Lindsey Boston and Mitchell Miller were married on a beautiful January evening before friends and family at Highland Park United Methodist Church. Following the ceremony, the newlyweds joined their guests at Brook Hollow Golf Club, kicking off a fun and festive evening to celebrate their marriage! Lindsey opted for the entrance of Brook Hollow to be draped in beautiful white draping, creating a soft and neutral entrance into the ballroom. Beautiful floral décor in soft hues of whites, creams and touches of blue by Garden Gate Floral, created a romantic setting for guests to enjoy throughout the evening. A stunning floral halo of hydrangea, orchids, roses and crystal votives hung above the beautiful white dance floor where Lindsey and Mitchell’s monogram appeared in a soft blue. Appearing at both ends of the ballroom were beautiful rentals from Perch Event Décor and Bella Acento that included a band façade, bar facades and beautiful gold shelving that was adorned with candles. Following formal dances, a family dance and a special toast to the couple by the Father of the Bride, Emerald City kept the dance floor full with guests kicking up their heels the rest of the evening! Guests enjoyed the delicious fare provided by Brook Hollow Golf Club followed with Lindsey and Mitchell cutting their beautiful cakes by Dallas Affaires and Panini. As a surprise to guests and a tribute to the Bride, Lindsey’s father, Talmage, joined the band on stage to sing “Sweet Lindsey Anne”, a rendition of “Sweet Caroline”. As the evening came to a close, the newlyweds departed Brook Hollow Golf Club, running through the glow of sparklers, where they hopped into a vintage Bentley to begin their Caribbean honeymoon! The details from this gorgeous wedding all beautifully came into place with the help of the incredible vendors who helped make this night possible. Many thanks to all who contributed and congratulations to the newlyweds!View More
University of Texas sweethearts, Hallie Rambie and Robert Bradley, were married on a beautiful January evening at Highland Park Presbyterian Church. The bride looked stunning in a ball gown style Vera Wang dress as she was escorted down the aisle by her proud father. After saying their vows, the newlyweds joined family and friends for their reception at Brook Hollow Golf Club. Garden Gate Floral, with their design of beautiful floral arrangements, touches of draping and plenty of candlelight, created a romantic atmosphere perfect for the evening. After serenading the couple to Ray La Montagne’s “You are the Best Thing”, Downtown Fever led the bride and her father in a touching moment as they danced to “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”. After guests dined on Brook Hollow’s delicious cuisine, Hallie and Robert cut their cakes, created by Dallas Affaires. The bride’s gorgeous cake featured six layers of ivory tiers, accented by white flowers and highlighted with the bride and groom’s initials on the front. The groom’s cake, which paid homage to Robert’s days as a member of Texas Cowboys, was surrounded with pictures of the couple during their college days. After cake cutting, Downtown Fever played one of the couple’s favorite songs, “Africa”. Because Hallie and Robert met during Roundup their senior year, guests were given “roundup headbands” before the crowd joined in the singing of Texas Fight. As evidenced by the packed dance floor, Downtown Fever kept the party going throughout the night, ending the evening with the “Sweet Caroline”. After being led out through a tunnel of sparklers, Hallie and Robert jumped into a waiting white Rolls Royce to depart on their “mini-moon” before heading home to Houston, where Hallie is in medical school and Robert is employed in finance. The surprises continue for this fun couple, as Robert is set to surprise Hallie with a honeymoon in the coming months. Congratulations Hallie and Robert!View More
Laurel Pugliese and Andrew Thrash ended 2016 with a bang at their New Year’s Eve wedding at the historic Hall of State at Fair Park! After a wonderful ceremony in front of friends and family, guests transitioned to a festive cocktail hour to begin their celebration of Laurel and Andrew’s wedding and New Year’s Eve. The historic venue was replete with beautiful flowers designed by Garden Gate Floral. The arrangements featured white hydrangeas with various hues of roses including a deep wine color rose that corresponded with the bridesmaid dresses. The gold seal and beautiful lighting featured at Hall of State created a festive and beautiful environment for the reception—softened by the white draping by Quest. Laurel and Andrew joined their guests at the reception, beginning with their first dance as newlyweds. After dances with their parents, guests were treated to fabulous fare by Food Glorious Food while Cuvee played festive dinner music. For dessert, guests noshed on fabulous cake by Panini Bakery. The bride’s cake featured six tiers of white cake with gold accents, with a floral detail on top. The bride’s cake was simple yet festive and served as a beautiful detail in the room. The groom’s two-tiered chocolate cake was simply decorated with the University of Virginia’s seal. After cake cutting, Cuvee kept the dance floor packed as guests spent the last moments of 2016 celebrating the newlyweds. The traditional New Year’s Eve garb of hats, glasses and boas were passed out to guests as the countdown to 2017 rapidly approached. It was in the first moments of the New Year that Laurel and Andrew departed their reception in a sea of sparklers to begin a new chapter of their lives. This wedding was not only the perfect start to the New Year, but served as a fitting celebration to launch Laurel and Andrew’s new chapter of wedded bliss. We could not have accomplished this beautiful evening without the help of the wonderful vendors, as well as Laurel’s fun vision she had for her wonderful wedding.View More
After meeting at a friend’s Christmas party, Beau popped the question during a rainy hike through Muir Woods in Marin County, California! Lucky for this couple, their beautiful November wedding was filled with family, friends and love (and was rain free)! After their touching ceremony at Highland Park United Methodist Church, the newlyweds joined their family and friends at Northwood Club for a night of dinner and dancing. Sitting atop blue and white vases, beautiful ivory florals were scattered throughout the ballroom and greeted guests at the entrance of the club. The flowers, designed by Garden Gate, featured a mixture of roses, hydrangeas and lilies in various hues of white and cream. After introducing the wedding party and sharing first dances with their parents, Molly and Beau joined their guests for a delicious dinner followed by their bride and groom’s cake! The bride’s cake featured five tiers of white cake, simply decorated with small white and light pink flowers. The groom’s cake paid homage to the newlywed’s love for travel—the cake, designed as a brown suitcase, featured some of the couple’s favorite vacation spots including Estes Park, San Francisco and New Orleans! Both cakes, created by The Cake Guys, were not only beautiful, but delicious as well. After cake cutting, Signed Sealed Delivered played the hits and kept guests dancing throughout the evening. A bouquet toss by Molly capped off the celebration as guests lined up outside the club with sparklers to send the newlyweds off on their honeymoon! This wedding featured so many beautiful details and special moments—we were so happy to be a part of Molly and Beau’s wedding day and wish them all the best!View More
Joe Bumpas and Lizzie Weeks were married in front of friends and family at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church followed by a reception at Brook Hollow Golf Club. This beautiful wedding had so many intricate and wonderful details, starting with Lizzie’s stunning dress, designed by Austin Scarlett. Several weeks prior to the wedding, Lizzie got to meet the designer at Neiman Marcus downtown, where he personally signed her dress. After the touching ceremony, guests headed to Brook Hollow Golf Club for an outdoor cocktail reception featuring the couple’s favorite cocktails, including mini mambo taxi margaritas! Lizzie had a vision for the lush and romantic fall color palette used throughout her ceremony and reception. Inside the ballroom at Brook Hollow, Garden Gate Floral captured Lizzie’s vision, creating centerpieces with white and green hues, adding pops of purple and deep pinks. Printed menus by Ellis Hill were placed at each seat, while the head tables featured white, linen napkins with the couple’s new monogram. As a nod to their dogs, silhouettes of dachshunds made from greenery were seen jumping over the groom’s cake and on tables throughout the room. The dogs also made an appearance on the groom’s cake and on frosted cups passed out to guests throughout the evening. After sharing their first dance as husband and wife, Lizzie, Joe and their guests enjoyed dinner while listening to the sounds of Signed Sealed Delivered. Cakes, made by Panini Bakery, were served as dessert for family and friends to enjoy. The Bride’s cake featured five tiers decorated in a lattice pattern, accented with ivory flowers. The Groom’s cake featured two tiers of chocolate cake, decorated with chocolate silhouettes of their dogs. As a special treat for the newlyweds and as an homage to Lizzie’s artistic background, a painter sat in the ballroom, creating a custom painting of the reception for Lizzie and Joe to cherish for many years to come. Signed Sealed Delivered kept the dance floor packed all night playing a variety of the couple’s favorite songs. After dancing to one last song, “Pink Cadillac” by Bruce Springsteen, Lizzie and Joe ran through a tunnel of sparklers to a red Cadillac waiting to take them on their honeymoon! We had so much fun working with this sweet couple and their families—it’s always special to work with a bride who had such a clear and beautiful vision for her wedding and watch it come to life! Cheers, Mr. and Mrs. Bumpas!View More
Brooke Thoele and Drew Russo were married on a crisp fall evening at University Park United Methodist Church followed by a beautiful reception at the Belo Pavilion in downtown Dallas. After saying their vows in front of family and friends, guests headed to downtown Dallas to celebrate. Garden Gate Floral used a mixture of hydrangea, roses and lilies in white hues throughout the ballroom to create a timeless look for the reception. The focal point of the ballroom was the stunning halo of flowers designed by Garden Gate and carefully installed by Absolute Lighting. Greenery dotted with white lights cascaded over the top of the ballroom connecting a beautiful floral halo suspended above the dance floor. Assembled with white roses, hydrangea and orchids, the halo was accented with crystal balls that reflected lights throughout the reception. This unique detail envisioned by the bride captured everyone’s attention and certainly added a magical feeling to the reception! As guests dined on the Belo Pavilion’s delicious fare, everyone was treated to heartfelt toasts of congratulations to the newlyweds along with classic dinner music played by Emerald City. For dessert, Dallas Affaires sculpted a beautiful five tier wedding cake with intricate details displayed on each layer. As always with Dallas Affaires, the cake tasted as delicious as it was beautiful! The groom’s cake paid homage to the New England Patriots and featured the team’s quarterback, Tom Brady, atop the cake. As a surprise, the father of the bride, an ardent Dallas Cowboys fan, took “deflategate” to the next level, asking Frosted Art to add a deflated football next to the Patriot’s logo. After cake cutting and toasts, Emerald City brought everyone to their feet with their music and kept the party going with high energy for the remainder of the evening. At the end of the fun night, Brooke and Drew departed in a sea of rose petals, before jumping into an awaiting vintage Rolls Royce to depart on their honeymoon! Congratulations, Brooke and Drew!View More
Audrey Henning and Scott Williams were married on a beautiful September evening in front of close friends and family. After meeting through work, Audrey and Scott incorporated their love of animals into the festive evening—choosing the Dallas World Aquarium for both the ceremony and reception. The Aquarium’s festive backdrop set the tone for a special evening for their guests to enjoy. Following the ceremony, guests were treated to unique time in which cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were served as guests wound their way through the aquarium until reaching the reception. To further set the mood, a steel drummer played music as guests sipped their cocktails and enjoyed the various exhibits. Park Cities Petals captured the theme perfectly and designed beautiful florals filled with succulents, greenery and vibrant white flowers with a tropical flair. The beautiful flowers were scattered throughout the room and, combined with candlelight, created an intimate atmosphere for dinner and dancing. Sage green tablecloths and gold chargers were the perfect accents to tie the room together. Upon introducing the newlyweds, DJ Andy Austin invited the couple and their respective parents for first dances, while guests began dining on delicious fare provided by Daryl’s by Design caterer. In a nod to Scott’s profession, Confections in Cake designed an incredible groom’s cake of a tiger—again playing with the theme of the evening and creating an eye catching element to the dessert bar! In lieu of a wedding cake, the bride chose an assortment of cake balls to be served alongside the groom’s cake. DJ Andy Austin kept guests dancing throughout the evening, breaking for a few minutes to allow heartfelt toasts from the Best Man and Maid of Honor. TagMeBro added a special element to the reception as guests were invited to put all photo booth pictures into a personalized album for Audrey and Scott to enjoy after the wedding. After an eventful evening, guests were gifted with handmade soaps, made by the parents of the bride from their farm in Hawaii. Audrey and Scott exited the reception in front of their family and friends and jumped into an awaiting car. After a honeymoon in Europe, the newlyweds will return to their home in Arizona!View More
Allyson Gump and Brent Yost were married on a beautiful May afternoon at Highland Park United Methodist Church, followed by a reception at Northwood Club. After meeting through a running club at White Rock Lake, Brent and Ally went on to train and compete in numerous marathons together over the course of their relationship, including ones New York, San Francisco and Boston. On their five year anniversary, Brent popped the question to Ally at the Dallas Arboretum and, after she said yes, immediately started planning their dream wedding! After saying “I Do” in front of friends and family during an intimate ceremony, Brent and Ally joined their guests at the Northwood Club for an evening of dinner and dancing. April Bosworth, a friend of the newlyweds, designed elegant centerpieces filled with cream and pink roses, hydrangea and lilies. The arrangements, combined with the addition of tea candles scattered throughout the ballroom at Northwood, was revamped into a romantic and intimate setting perfectly fitting for Brent and Ally’s reception. After a touching toast by Ally’s father, the couple shared their first dance surrounded by their bridal party, who had been introduced upon entering the ballroom before the Bride and Groom’s formal dance. Taking advantage of the spring evening, the patio was open for guests—giving everyone an opportunity to enjoy the warm weather and overlook the beautiful golf course. After a delicious dinner, Brent and Ally toasted with champagne and cut the wedding cake. Easley’s Desserts concocted not only a beautiful cake, but a delicious one as well! Dotted with flowers and pearls, the five-tiered cake featured a lemon cake studded with strawberries and topped with a delicious buttercream icing. Brent, who opted out of a groom’s cake, treated guests to his favorite dessert of homemade bread pudding and vanilla ice cream. After dessert, glow in the dark glasses, necklaces and bracelets were passed out to guests who immediately packed the dance floor, thanks to the sounds by the Special Edition Band. Playing some of the couple’s favorite songs, the dance floor remained full the remainder of the evening. As a memento, TagMeBro’s photobooth, allowed guests to print out two photos: one to keep and the second to put into a photo album for the newlyweds. The photo album was quickly filled with photos and congratulatory notes, a fun and memorable keepsake that Brent and Ally will always enjoy! As guests filed out of the reception, Brent and Ally were left to share a special dance with each other, giving them a moment to themselves to reflect on the wonderful day. After leaving through a tunnel of sparklers, the newlyweds hopped into a vintage car and departed for their honeymoon. After a two week trip throughout Europe, the couple will live in Dallas! Congratulations, #brally!!View More
Valerie Davis and Bob Hayes were married among close friends and family, followed by a fabulous and intimate brunch reception at Lakewood Country Club. After wearing a beautiful wedding gown for her ceremony, Valerie changed into a flirty white cocktail dress before joining family and friends outside for an outdoor brunch reception. Following a touching toast by Bob’s best man and the newlywed’s first dance, guests enjoyed a delicious meal with brunch favorites including mimosas, bloody marys, chicken & waffles and a beautiful, three-tiered wedding cake. Valerie’s creativity was evident throughout the reception in her attention to detail by a selecting a bright color palette of hot pink, green and orange tones. A favorite detail was the vintage frame just outside the reception with decorative seating tags in the same color pallet, as well as the black and white runners that accented tables. Menus, in the same black and white print as the table runners, added a fun pop and contrast to the gold chargers. Park Cities Petals played with the theme perfectly, creating lush flower arrangements of hydrangeas, peonies and large garden roses in the same bright color pallet. On the head table, a stream of ivy and roses cascaded down the middle of the table, creating a whimsical feel to the elegant and intimate outdoor reception. After enjoying music, great food, friends and family, Valerie and Bob departed the reception in a sea of bright confetti and streamers before hopping into a decorated golf cart. Congratulations, Valerie and Bob! We loved sharing this special morning with you both and wish you many years of love and happiness!View More
After meeting at the University of Alabama, college sweethearts Patterson Perrin and Hanna Arvin were married at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church with a reception following at Brook Hollow Golf Club. After a beautiful rehearsal dinner the evening before at Dallas Country Club, Hanna spent the morning with her bridal party at Brook Hollow where the girls donned matching robes and relaxed while enjoying hair & makeup. Right before the ceremony, the soon-to-be newlyweds opted for an intimate first look, sharing a special moment together before saying “I Do” in front of friends and family. Following the ceremony, Hanna and Patterson gathered with their guests at Brook Hollow for a night of dinner and dancing. Garden Gate went above and beyond in creating a romantic environment inside the club—beautiful centerpieces filled with cream hydrangea, garden roses and peonies sat atop tables while candles glowed throughout the ballroom. After their first dance as husband and wife, both Patterson and Hanna shared special moments on the dance floor as their siblings joined the formal dances. Following a delicious seated dinner, Hanna and Patterson cut their beautiful cakes, both crafted by Dallas Affaires. The Bride’s cake, featuring five tiers of vanilla cake, was decorated simply with the bride’s new initials and large blush and white peonies. The groom’s cake paid homage to the couple’s college years by featuring the University of Alabama emblem on top of a rich, chocolate cake with Kahlua filling. Needless to say, both cakes were a hit and gave guests the perfect sweet ending to a fabulous dinner. The Royal Dukes played some of the newlywed’s favorite songs and kept the dance floor packed throughout the evening. As a special late night snack, the couple surprised their guests with fried chicken biscuits and French fries—a perfect southern treat to end the fun filled evening! After leaving through a tunnel of sparklers, Patterson and Hanna departed in a vintage, white Bentley decorated appropriately with a “Just Married” sign and small bouquets of flowers. Following their honeymoon in the Dominican Republic, the couple will live in Columbia, South Carolina where Patterson will attend law school. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for Hanna and Patterson and loved working with both of their sweet families to create the perfect evening! Congratulations (and Roll Tide)!!View More
Rosebud Manning and Charlie Nau were married surrounded by their family and friends on a beautiful April evening at Church of the Incarnation with a reception following at Dallas Country Club. Moving to Dallas after law school, Rosebud’s aunt and Charlie’s mom teamed together to set the couple up and, just a few years later, Charlie popped the question on the anniversary of their first date! After celebrating the couple the night before at El Fenix’s rooftop in downtown Dallas, Rosebud and Charlie spent the early part of Saturday relaxing with their wedding parties before heading to the church. Opting for neutral tones, the Bridesmaids looked gorgeous in floor length charcoal gowns while Rosebud stunned in a flowy, chiffon gown featuring a lace bodice and an illusion neckline. Rosebud’s cathedral length veil undoubtedly added a wow factor as she walked down the aisle with her father. Garden Gate went above and beyond in transforming DCC’s ballroom into an intimate and romantic setting. Vines and twinkling white lights cascaded from the ceiling of the entryway, creating a beautiful backdrop for Rosebud and Charlie to cut their cake and take pictures. Inside the ballroom, Garden Gate’s floral arrangements were filled with cream and white flowers, which perfectly accented the white dance floor and silver chiavari chairs. Fancy Cakes by Lauren created a beautiful and sleek five-tier wedding cake, accented by soft pink and white garden roses. As a surprise for Charlie, Rosebud hired the Dallas Mavericks Drumline to play a special performance after cake cutting. Needless to say, Charlie was thrilled and the performance proved to be a special treat for all the guests! Downtown Fever kept the party going and had all of the couple’s friends and family dancing and celebrating throughout the night. To cap off the evening, the Mavs drumline escorted Charlie and Rosebud outside, where the couple were showered with rose petals to their getaway car, a vintage Rolls Royce. After their honeymoon, the newlyweds will reside in Dallas! Our team had so much fun working with Rosebud, Charlie and their families to create their perfect wedding and, as always, loved getting to work with all the vendors who helped make the evening a success!View More
After meeting through mutual friends, Palmer popped the question to Hannah during a beach vacation and, shortly thereafter, the couple started planning their dream wedding! On a beautiful April evening, Palmer and Hannah married before friends and family in a touching ceremony at Park Cities Baptist Church. Hannah knew she wanted her reception at the Bush Library and, thanks to her eye for interior design, the space was transformed into a warm and romantic environment. At the entrance of the Library, a beautiful table decorated with blooms of white orchids and personal pictures greeted guests as they walked into the reception. Signature cocktails were passed as friends and family waited for Palmer and Hannah to make their entrance. Beautiful stage facades from Perch, combined with linens from BBJ gave an intimate and personal feel to the reception. Garden Gate filled the room with cream peonies, roses and hydrangea, adding small pops of coral and blue throughout the arrangements as a nod to the spring season. Scattered candles dotted the venue and cast a soft glow throughout the room. Guests were able to enjoy the Bush Library’s outdoor courtyard, which was draped in small lights–the perfect recluse for guests to step outside and enjoy the beautiful evening. After the newlywed’s first dance, Palmer and Hannah joined their guests in feasting on delicious food, ending the meal on the perfect sweet treat: wedding cake. The Bride’s cake featured six tiers of ivory cake decorated simply with cascading ivory peonies and small sugar flowers. The Groom’s cake paid homage to Palmer’s company, Outline the Sky, and featured his signature design of the Dallas skyline. After cutting their cakes and toasting with champagne, Cuvee kept the party going and the dance floor packed the remainder of the evening. As a treat for their friends and family, Hannah and Palmer surprised guests with custom sunglasses and hats, as well as glow in the dark necklaces that were enjoyed by everyone. Capping out the evening with more dancing, Palmer and Hannah left their reception through a tunnel of neon lights before jumping into a waiting Mercedes convertible. Following their Caribbean honeymoon, the newlyweds will live in Dallas! Obviously this wedding was one for the books—we had so much fun helping Hannah, Palmer and their families plan their special day! Cheers to the newlyweds!View More
University of Arkansas sweethearts, Callie Cullum and Derek Groshek, were married on a beautiful March evening at University Park United Methodist Church. After the ceremony, family and friends headed to Dallas Country Club to celebrate the newlyweds! Junior, of Garden Gate, adorned the ballroom in a beautiful array of pink and ivory roses, peonies and hydrangeas. In a nod to the springtime weather, cherry blossom branches cascaded out of the arrangements which added the perfect amount of romance and whimsy to the lush flowers. Small votives were scattered throughout the ballroom, adding soft candlelight to the reception. The Bride’s cake, a six tier ivory creation, was elegantly decorated with simple details and topped with a white hydrangea. The Groom’s cake was a perfectly crafted Arkansas razorback, an ode to the couple’s college days. Both cakes, done by The Cake Guys, tasted just as good as they looked! After toasting with champagne and cake, Ice House band kept the party going and quickly filled the dance floor. This wedding had no detail overlooked—guests were given custom koozies with the couple’s hashtag, #groshekorgohome, displayed and face masks of Callie and Derek as children to wear when taking pictures. After leaving through a shower of rose petals, Callie and Derek jumped into a red Ferrari convertible to depart for their honeymoon! Our team had so much fun working with this sweet couple and their families to create the perfect night for Callie and Derek! Special thank you to Julie at DCC for all of her hard work and Gary at F8 studio for the fabulous pictures!! Callie and Derek—we wish you so much love and happiness as you start your new life together!!View More
After meeting and dating at the University of Oklahoma, college sweethearts Mallory Dodson and Clint Marcoux were married on a gorgeous spring evening at Highland Park United Methodist Church, with a reception following at the historic Adolphus Hotel in downtown Dallas. Surrounded by friends and family, Mallory and Clint said “I do” in an intimate and heartfelt ceremony before joining guests at their beautiful reception. Garden Gate’s florals mirrored the spring weather outside—the mix of peonies, hydrangeas and roses were in an array of neutral white, cream and light pink hues. The flowers, mixed with the soft candlelight, added an air of romance into the already stunning ballroom. After first dances and a toast by the Bride’s father, guests were treated to great food and fabulous cakes by The Cake Guys. In a nod to the couple’s love for country music, the Westwend Band played Mallory and Clint’s favorite songs and kept guests on the dance floor the entire evening. A fun detail of the evening were the selfie sticks scattered throughout the reception, encouraging guests to share pictures from the wedding. At the end of the night, Mallory and Clint exited the hotel in a sea of colorful flutterfetti, before departing for their honeymoon. Mallory and Clint are currently living in Oklahoma City and, as dedicated alumni, rarely miss a home OU football game! Congratulations, Mallory and Clint! Thanks for letting us share in your special day. A special thank you to all our amazing vendors for their hard work and sharing their tremendous talent to help make the evening a success!View More
Highland Park High School sweethearts, Anne Kelley and Ryan Massad, were married on a beautiful March evening at the ESD All Saints Chapel with a reception following at Dallas Country Club. After meeting and dating in high school, Ryan and Anne continued their relationship through college–Ryan graduating from Baylor University while Anne graduating from TCU. Garden Gate’s beautiful lanterns were scattered outside the chapel which added a special touch as guests walked into the ceremony. Before walking down the aisle, Anne put on a vintage veil that is a precious family heirloom. The ceremony was heartfelt and paid homage to Ryan and Anne’s love for one another. After saying “I Do”, the newlyweds joined their family and friends at DCC for their beautiful reception. Downtown Fever serenaded the couple during their first dance before keeping the dance floor packed the rest of the evening. Garden Gate’s beautiful flowers showcased the first signs of spring and featured beautiful white hydrangeas and roses with pops of coral and pink. Frosted Art kept the wedding cake classic while playfully featuring all of Ryan’s favorite sports teams on his grooms’ cake: The Dallas Mavericks, Cowboys and his Baylor Bears. As the reception continued, guests were treated to party accessories including neon necklaces, tambourines and light sticks. After leaving in a sea of white rose petals, Anne and Ryan departed for their honeymoon in a 1958 white Rolls Royce. After their honeymoon, the couple will reside in Dallas. We loved getting to work with this sweet couple and their wonderful families–thank you for letting us be apart of such a fun and special day! We wish you many years of love and happiness!View More
Highland Park High School sweethearts, Lauren Connell and Teal Loftis, were married on a beautiful February evening at Highland Park Presbyterian Church with a reception following at Union Station in downtown Dallas. Lauren, an event planner in her own right, was a dream bride to work with because of her eye for design and impeccable attention to detail. The wedding ceremony, where the bride’s parents were married years earlier, was a beautiful testament to Lauren and Teal’s relationship. The bride wore a beautiful ball gown style dress designed by Patti Flowers that featured a jewel belt and a lace bodice. After saying “I Do”, Lauren and Teal joined family and friends at Union Station for their wedding reception. Branching Out went above and beyond with the flowers, creating a romantic and warm environment in the large ballroom. Glass tables, candles and furniture from Bella Acento added to the ambiance and created the perfect spot for family and friends to celebrate Lauren and Teal. After being introduced by the bride’s father and dancing to “Loving You Easy” by Zac Brown Band, Jordan Kahn kept the dance floor packed the rest of the evening. Guests also enjoyed both the Bride’s cake, by Dallas Affaires, and Groom’s cake, by Frosted Art. In a tribute to one of Teal’s favorite hobbies, the groom’s cake featured a deer head on a base cake decorated in camo. Lauren and Teal made their exit down the stairs at Union Station, exiting in a sea of white flutterfetti and hopping into a vintage taxi cab. After honeymooning in the Caribbean, the couple will reside in Dallas. Many thanks to the wonderful vendors who helped make this night so perfect and Stephen Karlisch for the beautiful pictures to help remember the evening by. We wish Lauren and Teal so much love and happiness as they start their new life together!View More
Alexa and David were married on November 21st at Highland Park Pesbyterian Church with a reception following at Dallas Country Club. After meeting through mutual friends, Alexa and David celebrated their love in front of family and friends, many flying in from all over the world. After saying “I do”, guests gathered at DCC for dinner and dancing. Garden Gate’s ivory and white florals combined with the soft candelight provided a romantic ambience for the evening. After Limelight serenaded the the newlyweds to “Thinking out Loud”, the band started the party and guests filled the dance floor for the remainder of the night. Guests took a break from dancing to watch Alexa and David cut their Frosted Art cakes. The bride’s cake featured five, ivory teirs with white flowers between the layers. David’s cake featured two chocolate tiers topped with mixed berries. After a quick dress change by Alexa, guests adorned themselves in boas and beads to finish out a festive and fun evening. The newlyweds departed their reception in a sea of white flutterfetti before leaving in a vintage Rolls Royce. Following a honeymoon in Europe, Mr. and Mrs. Aboitiz will reside in Dallas. We had so much fun working with Alexa, David and their families and wish them a life of adventure, love and happiness!View More
Before celebrating their gorgeous wedding the next day, Alexa and David kicked off their wedding weekend with a fun and festive rehearsal lunch at the groom’s family’s ranch in Poetry, Texas. Upon arriving, guests were treated to a Texas BBQ lunch catered by Smoke. After family and friends toasted the soon-to-be newlyweds, guests danced to the sounds of The Ray Johnston Band and enjoyed a beautiful, fall day at the ranch. Garden Gate’s rustic and colorful florals were accented by Southern Fried Paper’s products to create a playful, Texas ambience. The day outside was the perfect precursor to this sweet couple’s wedding the next day as the couple’s love and excitement was apparent to everyone.View More
Courtney Teesdale and George Graves were married on October 24th with both the ceremony and reception at Brook Hollow Golf Club. Having to move their ceremony inside after heavy rains earlier in the week, Bows & Arrows brought the outdoors in with the help of beautiful arrangements and romantic floral arch. After a touching ceremony, friends and family moved to the ballroom for the cocktail hour and a beautiful reception. The tables were impeccably decorated with full arrangements of roses and greens accented by the glow of candlelight. No detail went overlooked, as Bows & Arrows also draped floral garlands off the mantles and down the head table. The bride’s dad offered a touching toast and prayer before Motion serenaded the couple to their first dance. As a surprise to the guests and a nod to the rainy weather, Courtney and her dad danced to “Singin’ in the Rain”. After their seated dinner of southern fare, guests dined on cake by Dallas Affaires Cake Co. Motion presented a great mix of music and kept the reception dancing throughout the night. Courtney and George left their honeymoon amidst glowing sparklers before hopping into a decorated golf cart. Following their honeymoon, the couple wil reside in Dallas. We wish Courtney and George all the happpiness in the world!View More
Taelor Peters and Robert Fisher were married on September 19th at Highland Park United Methodist Church with a beautiful reception following at Dallas Country Club. Taelor, a talented artist, designed and painted a linen to add a personal touch to the Entry table which welcomed guests into the reception. Garden Gate’s arrangements were full of ivory and cream flowers, complementing the gorgeous silver linens from BBJ. After the newlyweds shared their first dance to “The Way You Look Tonight”, guests dined on delicious food and danced to one of Dallas’ favorite wedding bands, Limelight. In a nod to the groom’s days as a Georgia Bulldog, Fancy Cakes by Lauren designed the cake to be a replica of Sanford Stadium in Athens, GA. The bride’s cake, a 6-tier ivory creation was also designed by Fancy Cakes by Lauren. The newlyweds departed their reception in a sea of white flutterfetti before hopping into a vintage Rolls Royce. After honeymooning in the Caribbean, the couple will reside in Dallas. We loved working with this sweet couple and wish them many years of happiness!View More
Kitty Kay and Rex Womble were married in a gorgeous ceremony at Highland Park United Methodist Church on August 8th. Although they both graduated from Highland Park High School, they did not meet until several years later through mutual friends. Their wedding and reception were a beautiful celebration of their relationship attended by their many friends and family. The bride wore an elegant strapless silk ballgown designed by Vera Wang for Neiman Marcus. Kitty’s gown was enhanced with a Chantilly lace bodice and hand beaded crystal belt at the waist. The cocktail hour and reception were held at Brook Hollow Golf Club which had been transformed into a stunning and romantic setting with the design assistance of Garden Gate Floral. The bride’s six tier wedding cake was prepared by Jackie Spratt and was decorated with a beautiful arrangement of ivory flowers. The groom’s cake, created by Fancy Cakes by Lauren, was a nod to both Rex’s college days at LSU and his favorite golf course, Pebble Beach. Kitty and Rex were joined by their family and friends on the dance floor to the great music of The Jordan Kahn Band. After dancing and celebrating, the newlyweds departed their reception amidst glowing sparklers that added a touch of magic to their departure. After their honeymoon, the couple will reside in Dallas. We loved working with this fun, sweet couple and wish them many years of love and happiness!View More
Margaret Arnot and Robbie Zimmerman were married on a beautiful July evening in the bride’s hometown of Breckenridge, Texas. After exchanging vows in front of close friends and family, Margaret and Robbie joined the rest of their guests for their reception at their family home. The reception, held in a gorgeous tent outside, was filled with array of beautiful ivory and cream flowers brought in by Garden Gate Floral. A magnificent floral halo, set on top of the dance floor, provided the perfect setting for Margaret and Robbie’s first dance as husband and wife. Keeping with family tradition, the bride also shared a touching dance with her grandfather to “The Girl That I Marry”. Perini Ranch provided guests with amazing food followed by beautiful cakes by Crème de la Crème. To celebrate the groom’s birthday next day, the groom’s cake featured a birthday hat on the couple’s lab. Downtown Fever kept the dance floor packed all night, but took a break to showcase the bride’s family during a surprise flash mob for the couple. At the end of the evening, Margaret and Robbie left their reception amidst a sea of sparklers before jumping in a red convertible departing for their honeymoon! We had so much fun working with this cute couple and their families and wish them many years of love and happiness!View More
Margaret and Robbie celebrated the eve of their wedding with the most fun and beautiful rehearsal dinner in Breckenridge, Texas. Held outdoors on a summer evening in July, the couple was showered with toasts and well-wishes from their closest friends and family. The elegant flowers and neutral linens complimented the simplicity of the outdoors, with cafe lights glowing as the evening commenced. With the help of great vendors, very detail came together perfectly to precede Margaret and Robbie’s fabulous wedding the next day!View More
High school sweet hearts Gillian Norris and Lee Wiley were married at Highland Park United Methodist Church with a reception following at the George Bush Institute. Gillian and Lee began dating at Highland Park High School and continued their romance through graduation at Texas A&M. When planning their wedding, Gillian and Lee both wanted to incorporate A&M’s wonderful traditions into the reception to pay homage to their college days where their love blossomed. After the beautiful ceremony, guests arrived to the Bush Institute and were immediately greeted by a table showcasing timeless pictures of both families’ weddings. In a tribute to their mothers, both the mother of the bride & mother of the groom’s original wedding gowns were on display which created a sweet, personal touch. Perfect for a summer wedding, Garden Gate’s florals were a sea of color: pinks, oranges, blues and reds dotted the entire reception. Soft candle light added a romantic touch while the summer sun set outdoors as guests enjoyed a tremendous vies of the Dallas skyline. Playing the couple’s favorite songs, The Memphis Train Review Band kept the dance floor packed all night. One of the most memorable moments of the evening was a special anniversary dance to pay respect to all the married couples in the room, eliminating couples until Gillian’s grandparents were the last ones standing. Coincidentally, Gillian’s grandparents were married on this same day sixty two years before. Fancy Cakes by Lauren created the perfect wedding cakes—Lee’s honored his love of A&M and blossoming career in construction while Gillian’s had a pop of gold to accent the bright flowers scattered around. An anniversary cake was also presented to the bride’s grandparents. Leaving in Aggie style, Gillian and Lee left the reception with guests waving personalized white towels as the newlyweds departed in a Rolls Royce for their honeymoon in the Dominican Republic. We wish both Gillian and Lee much love and happiness as they embark on their new life together!View More
Hutton and Ian Beckcom were married on a beautiful summer evening in June at Highland Park Presbyterian Church. After getting engaged on a trip to Edinburg, Scotland, the couple’s wedding and reception were filled with themes from their trips abroad including the pale blue and ivory color palette referenced in the beautiful flowers that graced the ceremony and reception. Jackson Durham transformed Brook Hollow into an intimate wedding reception starting with the cafe lights gracing the entrance. The ballroom was filled with soft candle light that accented the white and cream hued flowers, as well as the green vines cascading off draperies and from the ceiling. Beautiful furniture from Perch Event Decor was brought into the reception and, to add a personal touch, pillows with the couple’s new monogram were scattered throughout. Blind Date, one of couple’s favorite bands from Austin, serenaded Hutton and Ian with their favorite songs before kicking off the party for their family and friends. After cutting the fabulous bride and groom’s cakes, guests were invited to grab some gelato from Paciugo before ending the night on the dance floor. Guests donned hats and necklaces while dancing to a wide range of songs. After being led out of their reception by the band and through a sea of sparklers, Hutton and Ian appropriately dashed away on two vespas-leaving their family and friends behind after a magical evening. After a honeymoon to Greece, the couple will live in Houston. We wish Hutton and Ian many years of love, happiness and adventure as they begin their new life together!View More
Kathleen and Charlie were married on a beautiful June evening at Highland Park Presbyterian Church with a gorgeous reception following at the George W. Bush Presidential Library. Meeting after college, Kathleen – who attended TCU and Charlie – who attended the University of Texas – instantly clicked. Their ceremony and reception was a testament to not only how much Kathleen and Charlie love each other, but how much they’re loved by their family and friends! After an intimate ceremony, guests filled into the Bush Library which had been transformed into a sea of pink and white flowers, courtesy of Branching Out Events. The blue and white vases added a subtle contrast to the room that was drenched in cream linens and candle light. Playing a variety of favorite songs, Ice House Band kept the dance floor packed throughout the evening. As a testament to the groom’s days at UT, Bevo made a special appearance on the groom’s cake while Kathleen’s had romantic pops of flowers accenting the tiers of hers. Finally, the couple passed out Whataburger chicken biscuits to treat their guests to a late night snack before ending the evening. The new Dr. and Mrs. Frasier exited the reception amidst a sea of white pompoms before jumping into their getaway car. After a honeymoon to Jumby Bay, the couple will reside in Baltimore where Charlie will begin his residency at Johns Hopkins. We know Kathleen and Charlie’s new lives will be just as fun and joyful as their wedding and reception was and can’t wait to hear of all the great things their new life will hold for them!View More
Virginia Brown and Michael Barry had always known each other—both grew up in Dallas and attended the same church before separating to different colleges across the country. During a holiday party years later, the two reconnected and the rest is history! Virginia and Michael were married on a beautiful May evening at St. Michaels and All Angels Episcopal with their family and closest friends joining the couple for an intimate reception at Brook Hollow Golf Club. Virginia and Michael, along with their guests, danced the night away to DJ Michael Prescott. Both the ceremony and reception were filled with lush flowers from Garden Gate Floral-creating a sense of romanticism and warmth inside Brook Hollow. Family and friends feasted on great food from Brook Hollow and cakes from Panini Bakery—the best combination! Michael and Virginia departed for a quick mini-moon to Seattle before returning home to start their new life together. We loved working with this sweet couple and wish them much happiness!View More
Haylee Dallas and Preston Edwards were married on May 9th at Highland Park United Methodist Church with a reception following at Brook Hollow Golf Club. Meeting a few years ago, Haylee and Preston immediately knew they had found “the one” and their wedding and reception was a celebration of their love shared with friends and family. After the couple said “I do”, guests gathered at Brookhollow Golf Club and mingled during cocktail hour. Garden Gate’s white and pink floral palette was perfect for the spring weather as the bouquets and floral arrangements were filled with peonies, hydrangeas and assorted roses. During the elegant seated dinner, Emerald City filled the room with romantic songs before starting the party and quickly filling the dance floor. As always, Jackie Spratt’s cakes were a huge hit. The new Mr. and Mrs. Edwards departed their reception through a tunnel of sparklers before hopping in a 1945 white Bentley. After a honeymoon through Hawaii, the newlyweds will live in Dallas. Congrats, Haylee and Preston! We had so much fun getting to know you both!View More
Audrey Ausburn and Peter Selber were married on December 20th at the beautiful Union Station in downtown Dallas. Friends and family watched as Audrey and Peter said their vows under a beautiful chuppah adorned with lush white flowers and accented with soft candlelight and a crystal chandelier. Audrey wore an elegant gown of ivory silk Shantung heavily covered in pearls designed by Romona Keveza. The couture strapless ball gown featured a softly sculpted neckline and was accented with satin tuxedo bow belt. The couple included subtle decorative details throughout the evening to create an ambience that was both romantic and festive. Snowflake motifs dotted the ceiling, candles added warmth and a personalized hot chocolate bar was set up for guests to enjoy a warm drink on the cold winter evening. Guests dined on delicious food from Wolfgang Puck and cake prepared by Jackie Spratt. Garden Gate Floral’s arrangements included a variety of white and ivory flowers including gardenias, peonies, roses and lilies. Downtown Fever kept the dance floor packed all night with guests enjoying boas, hats and glow in the dark accessories that kept the festivities lively and fun.Running out amidst a sea of rose petals, Audrey and Peter left their reception in a vintage convertible.After their honeymoon, the couple will reside in Houston.We wish Audrey and Peter many continued years of joy, fun and love!View More
Highland Park High School and TCU sweethearts Lauren Gilmore and Mason Woodley were married on a wonderful November evening at Highland Park Presbyterian Church. With the church filled with their closest family and friends, Mason and Lauren said their vows accompanied by the dulcet sounds of the Gyros String Quartet and beautiful floral arrangements by Garden Gate Floral. As guests entered the warm and glowing reception, everyone was in awe of the magical lights filling the entrance to Dallas Country Club, setting the mood for the fun and romantic evening ahead. Emerald City serenaded Lauren and Mason for their first dance as husband and wife. Jackie Spratt provided the beautiful bride and groom’s cakes and everyone had a great time in the photo booth provided by A&K Photobooths. Emerald City kept the guests on the dance floor until the very end of the evening with assistance from Lauren and friends on several songs. As Lauren and Mason departed their reception, the horn section of Emerald City led them out to their waiting car as friends and family showered the couple in a sea of white flutterfetti. Following their honeymoon to Antigua, the couple will reside in Dallas. We had so much working with Lauren, Mason and their families and loved watching their perfect wedding day unfold. We wish Lauren and Mason many years of love and happiness!View More
Having first met at Highland Park High School, Mimi Nichols and Ryan Bumpas were married on a beautiful October evening at Park Cities Presbyterian Church with a reception at the Park City Club. Decorated in a lavish assortment of pale pink and white flowers, Garden Gate Floral transformed the club into an intimate and beautiful setting for family and friends to celebrate the beautiful couple. Guests enjoyed the music provided by Brian Prescott and enjoyed the beautiful bride’s cake provided by Jackie Spratt. A photo booth provided by Photoholics kept guests entertained and provided everyone with picture mementos from the wedding that will be enjoyed for many years. After their honeymoon, Ryan, who is currently serving with the US Marine Corps, and Mimi will reside in California. We loved getting to share in this couple’s special day and wish them the happiest marriage!View More
Caroline Lemon and Mark Estes were married on a spectacular September evening at Church of the Incarnation. Following her bridesmaids and adorable flower girl and ring bearers, Caroline was ushered down the candle lit aisle by her father. Following the joyous ceremony, guests arrived at Brook Hollow Golf Club to find that Garden Gate had filled the reception with beautiful ivory flowers with pops of blue. Caroline and Mark’s love was evident as the couple danced to “The Way You Looked Tonight” played by Bullet Proof Brass. Following Caroline and Mark’s dance, Caroline and her father two-stepped, an homage to the many times they’ve danced together at the family ranch. Guests dined on the delicious and elegant bride’s cake provided by Panini Bakery and, for the groom, brownies and ice-cream. The reception was filled with personalized mementos from the couple including Moscow mule cups that guests could take home after the party. Glow necklaces were passed to guests and the dance floor remained packed until Caroline and Mark were ushered out of the party amidst the vibrant glow of sparklers. Every detail of this magical evening came together perfectly for the newlyweds, their families and friends. We so enjoyed being a part of this couple’s wedding and wish them many years of love and happiness!View More
Sarah Edwards and Hudson Moore were married on June 28th at Royal Lane Baptist Church followed by a beautiful reception at Dallas Country Club. With the help of Garden Gate Floral’s lush arrangements, furniture from Perch and Absolute Lighting, DCC was transformed into an elegant and romantic venue for the couple’s family and friends to celebrate with Sarah and Hudson. Because of Sarah’s wonderful eye for style, no detail was overlooked. Personal pictures of the couple were scattered around the club, giving the reception the intimate and personal feeling that Sarah wanted for her reception. Guests dined on delicious food and drinks before dancing the night away to the sounds of one of the country’s most popular wedding bands-Party on the Moon. Both the bride and groom’s cakes were prepared by Dallas Affaires Cake Co. and, to pay homage to Hudson’s musical career, the groom’s cake was designed as a guitar. At the end of the night, Hudson took control of the stage and serenaded his new bride in front of all their guests. After honeymooning in the Caribbean, Sarah and Hudson have returned to their home in Austin. We loved getting to work with this precious couple and their families—we wish Sarah and Hudson many years of love and happiness!View More
Lauren Peters and Robbie Stewart met while attending the University of Texas and were married on June 7th, 2014 at North Park Presbyterian Church. Lauren and Robbie began their beautiful wedding weekend with a wonderful Rehearsal Dinner at the Filter Building at White Rock Lake where they were toasted by family and friends. The wedding ceremony was gorgeous and Lauren and Robbie’s joy at being married was apparent to everyone.
Following the wedding, guests journeyed to Three Three Three for the reception and were greeted at the entrance by beautiful flowers and string lights that illuminated the patio. Lauren’s desire for a reception that was equal parts elegant, natural and casual was captured perfectly by Garden Gate Floral. The delicious food catered by Low Country Quisine was a wonderful combination of comfort food.
The Bride’s cake was prepared by Panini and presented on a wonderfully creative cake stand of natural wood. In lieu of a Groom’s cake, a family friend prepared a selection of Robbie’s Favorite Cookies that were enjoyed by all guests. Bullet Proof Brass presented a great mixture of music that had the entire reception up dancing throughout the night. Lauren and Robbie left their reception in a swirl of rose petals to honeymoon in Europe. Following their honeymoon, they moved to Schenectady, New York to begin their life together.
We wish Lauren and Robbie all the happiness in the world!View More
Baylor sweethearts, Mary Bentley and Bryan Lawrence were married at Park Cities Baptist Church on a perfect spring evening on Saturday, May 24, 2014. Their beautiful reception was held at the Brook Hollow Golf Club where their family and friends danced the night away to the music of Bullet Proof Brass. Guests enjoyed wearing glow in the dark necklaces and sunglasses while dancing and celebrating with this wonderful couple. Stems of Dallas transformed Brook Hollow Golf Club into a gorgeous, romantic setting with lush arrangements throughout the club. Panini prepared the delicious wedding cake and groom’s cake. As Mary and Bryan departed their reception, the horn section of Bullet Proof Brass led them out to their waiting car as friends and family illuminated the get-a-way with sparklers. After Mary and Bryan spent a wonderful honeymoon at Jumby Bay in Antigua, they settled and made their home in Dallas. We wish Mary and Bryan many years of love and happiness as they start their life together.
Wake Forest sweethearts, Ashley Edwards and Steve Campfield, were married on a beautiful evening at Highland Park Methodist Church on Saturday, May 24, 2014. Their lovely reception immediately followed the ceremony at Dallas Country Club.
Ashley wore an elegant gown of ivory Alencon lace designed by Judd Waddell for Neiman Marcus. The gown was accented with a hand beaded belt comprised of freshwater pearls and crystals. The gorgeous cathedral length veil she wore was the veil her mother wore in her wedding.
Junior of Garden Gate Floral provided and designed the gorgeous flower arrangements at the church and reception. The display of full arrangements in soft colors set the elegant tone for the reception. The band, Limelight, provided nonstop great music for friends and family as they danced the night away and celebrated this precious couple.
Since so many of Ashley and Steve’s college friends were at the wedding, they chose to hang in the east annex of the ballroom a floor to ceiling photograph of the chapel located in the quad at Wake Forest. The large photograph depicted a night when the quad was rolled with tissue paper, a tradition following a big win at Wake Forest. Several trees were placed in front of the photograph with white satin ribbon hanging off the branches to create the atmosphere of the quad. In addition to the delicious menu selections they served at the reception, Ashley and Steve continued the Wake Forest theme throughout the east annex of the club with food from one of their favorite “late night” restaurants at Wake Forest.
Since the couple has travelled all over the world, in place of the traditional Bride’s Book, they chose for their guests to write notes of best wishes and congratulations on postcards from some of their favorite travels.
Following their honeymoon in Grand Cayman, Ashley and Steve have settled in Philadelphia to start their new life together. We wish Ashley and Steve many years of happiness!View More
Ashley Grote and Jason Young met, began dating and fell in love while attending Texas A&M University. Prior to the wedding, the Bride and Groom spent the day with friends preparing for the Wedding and having fun. They were married at Highland Park United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 22, 2014 on a wonderful spring evening that could not have been more perfect. Their reception was held at Northwood Club where they were surrounded by family and friends celebrating the marriage of this beautiful young couple. Emerald City provided the music and everyone in attendance was vying to be on the dance floor. Stems of Dallas provided the flowers which added a wonderful touch of elegance to the ballroom. The gorgeous and delicious Bride’s and Groom’s cakes were prepared by Dallas Affaires and enjoyed by everyone. As Ashley and Jason departed their reception led by the horns from Emerald City, everyone showered them with love and rose petals. After Ashley and Jason returned from their honeymoon, they settled in Houston, Texas. We wish this wonderful young couple all the best as they start their life together.View More
Elizabeth and J.W. began dating during their freshman year at Ole Miss which culminated in their beautiful wedding on January 25th at Highland Park United Methodist Church. Elizabeth looked gorgeous as she walked down the aisle lined with candelabra adorned with beautiful flowers provided by Garden Gate Floral. As guests arrived at Dallas Country Club for the reception, they were greeted by candles lining the drive and beautiful crystal trees located at the entrance to the reception which helped create the beginning of a magical evening.
A part of the reception was dedicated to the re-creation of Ole Miss’ legendary pre-game tailgate party “The Grove”, which included a complete replica of the “Walk of Champions” gate. The display re-kindled fond memories of Saturdays spent at fall football games for the Bride, Groom and their family and friends and will not be forgotten by anyone.
The band, Top, provided great music and kept the dance floor full throughout the evening. The entire evening was a joyous celebration enjoyed by all in attendance.
As Elizabeth and J. W. left their reception, friends and family showered them with flutterfetti and best wishes. As they start their new life together, Elizabeth and J. W. have settled in San Antonio. We want to thank them both for letting us be a part of their wedding and wish them love and happiness through the years.View More
On a beautiful winter evening in January, Georgia Gottsacker and Justin Gandino were wed at Highland Park Presbyterian Church followed by a reception at the Pavilion at Belo Mansion. The entire evening was elegant and filled with love and celebration of a wonderful couple. The bride and groom were fortunate to have family and friends from across the country join them to celebrate their marriage. Park Cities Petals decorated the church and the reception with beautiful flowers that elicited praise from all in attendance. Everyone danced the night away to the music of the Walton Stout Band. The delicious bride’s cake was prepared by Jackie Spratt and the groom requested s’mores which were enjoyed by everyone.
We were thrilled to share in such a memorable day with this sweet couple who are starting their life together in Charlotte, North Carolina. Congratulations to Georgia and Justin! We wish you both all the happiness in the world!
Brittny and Hunt were married on a beautiful January evening at Highland Park Presbyterian Church where they were surrounded by family and friends. Brittny and Hunt met at a Calyx Club party at Dallas Country Club, which was also the location for their wonderful wedding reception. It was so special for Brittny and Hunt to have everyone celebrate with them at the location where they first met. The newlyweds and their guests danced the night away to the music of Cuvee. Garden Gate Floral adorned the ballroom with gorgeous arrangements creating a romantic atmosphere that added to the magic of the evening. Hunt’s love for flying inspired the imaginative Groom’s cake, a jet flying through the clouds, which was prepared by Frosted Art. After spending a beautiful honeymoon in Hawaii, Brittny and Hunt returned to Dallas to start their life together. We wish Brittny and Hunt best wishes.View More
Laura Daniel and Brennan Bailey met and fell in love while students at Baylor University. They were married at Highland Park Presbyterian Church on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Their beautiful reception was held at the Northwood Club where their family and friends danced the night away to the music of Downtown Fever, an Emerald City Management band. Guests enjoyed wearing glow in the dark necklaces and sunglasses while dancing and celebrating with this precious couple. Garden Gate Floral created a gorgeous, romantic setting with lush arrangements throughout the church and club in white, ivory and blush tones. Jackie Spratt prepared the delicious wedding cake that was decorated with beautiful fresh flowers. And, friends from Baylor enjoyed the Groom’s cake which was prepared by Frosted Art and adorned with a statue of Judge Baylor. As Laura and Brennan departed their reception, the horn section of Downtown Fever led them out to their awaiting car as friends and family showered them with flutterfetti. After Laura and Brennan spent a wonderful honeymoon in Hawaii, they have settled and made their home in Waco. We wish Laura and Brennan many years of love and happiness as they start their life together.View More
Dan and Jenny met in March 2010 at an event benefitting the victims of the Haitian earthquake. Jenny was talking with her college roommate who Dan happened to know. Dan came up and introduced himself to Jenny and the spark was instant, the banter was witty, and they quickly discovered a common sense of humor. Dan had to do some work to get Jenny’s number, but as they say, the rest is history! Dan proposed in the summer of 2012 at Caruth Park, where the two spend many nights playing tennis, walking their dog Dudley, and enjoying nice evenings. He pulled off the proposal without Jenny ever suspecting a thing, having flown to Midland the week before to ask her parent’s permission. The proposal was complete with Dan on one knee, a few tears, a lot of smiles and of course Dudley’s blessing!
Family and friends danced to “Inside Out” and enjoyed the usual delicious food at Dallas Country Club. Guests drove away with hot French fries from Whataburger as they relived the incredible evening!
TCU sweethearts, Julie Mills and Steele Strubble, were married at University Park United Methodist Church on September 21st. Although they both graduated from Highland Park High School, they did not meet until they were both at TCU. Their wedding and reception was a beautiful celebration joined by their many friends from Highland Park and TCU. The reception was held at the Pavilion at the Belo which had been beautifully transformed into a romantic setting with the assistance of Garden Gate Floral. The bride’s cake was prepared by Jackie Spratt and was decorated with a beautiful arrangement of flowers. The groom’s cake, a Sarah Jane Francis cake, featured two horned frogs and the U.S. Marines emblem because of Steele’s association with the Marine Reserves. Julie and Steele were joined by their family and friends on the dance floor to the great music of The Project. After spending a glorious honeymoon in Bora Bora, Julie and Steele have returned to Dallas where they will live. We want to thank Julie and Steele for letting us be a part of their beautiful wedding and reception and wish them our best as they start their life together.View More
Amy Barnes and Will Davis were introduced to each other by Will’s sister during a family trip to Colorado. Amy and Will discovered a mutual love for the outdoors and Colorado which became an underlying theme to their wedding, even down to their beautiful and unique wedding invitation. Amy and Will’s reception showcased their love for the outdoors beginning with guests entering the club by walking down a beautiful walkway bordered with candlelit lanterns and lush greenery. Guests enjoyed sitting on the veranda at farm tables that were adorned with gorgeous flowers and lanterns. Amy, with the help of Garden Gate Floral, also brought the outdoor, woodsy theme into the indoor reception areas. One of the highlights of the reception was the Father / Daughter dance, to the popular song “Aimee” by Pure Prairie League. Amy and Will’s friends danced the night away to the incredible music of Limelight. After spending their honeymoon in Aspen, Colorado, Amy and Will have made their home in Denver. We wish Amy and Will all the best as they begin their life together.View More
Having the opportunity to be a part of Sterling and Whit’s wedding was a true joy for our group. After Sterling and Whit met at a Texas Rangers game among a group of mutual friends, they began dating and fell in love. Meeting at the Rangers game, provided the inspiration for the baseball theme groom’s cake that was prepared by the Cake Guys. Sterling and Whit were married on a beautiful evening at Park Cities Baptist Church with a gorgeous reception at Hickory Street Annex surrounded by friends and family. Motion provided the music for the evening and the beautiful café lighting provided a romantic ambiance. Guests danced the night way while celebrating this precious couple. Sterling and Whit left their reception with their friends and family waving sparklers and wishing them well. Sterling and Whit honeymooned in Belize and have returned to Houston where they will make their home. Please join us in wishing Sterling and Whit all the best as they start their life together.
Jennifer and David were married at Highland Park United Methodist Church on a beautiful summer day! The afternoon wedding began with a beautiful and meaningful traditional service and was followed by an elegant tea at the Crescent Club. Guests enjoyed the music of guitarist Terry Hankins and the wonderful food prepared by the Crescent staff. All the guests loved the first dance shared by Jennifer and David, which was a highlight of the afternoon. Following the reception, the bride and groom departed for a spectacular honeymoon in the Caribbean. We know that they will enjoy many blessed years together!View More
Highland Park High School sweethearts, Brianne Frost and William Webb, were married on Saturday, April 27th at Highland Park United Methodist Church. They celebrated with friends and family at a beautiful reception at the Rosewood Crescent Hotel. The hallway leading into the ballroom was adorned with a beautiful canopy of cherry tree branches and votive candles, creating a romantic theme to the evening. Guests were treated to a wonderful evening and a fun filled night of dancing to music by the Roof Raisers. Brianne and William departed their reception in a horse drawn carriage as friends and family celebrated the newlyweds with flutter fetti. Brianne and William left the next day for a wonderful honeymoon cruising in the Mediterranean. We want to wish Brianne and William all our best wishes as they start their life together.View More
Rachel and Ty met and began dating while attending Texas A&M University, and their connection to the fabled university was evident throughout the wedding weekend. Their wedding was held on February 9, 2013 at Park Cities Baptist Church and was as a testament to their faith and love for each other. Rachel looked beautiful as she walked down the aisle with her father. After the ceremony, family and guests moved to the reception at Dallas Country Club, which in part had been transformed into a fall Saturday afternoon at Kyle Field. The East Room became the famous “Tailgatin’ with the Timmins” celebration, complete with tailgating food and Aggie cheer. Guests danced the night away to the music of Top. Rachel and Ty left the reception under a star-filled sky, ready to embark on their honeymoon in Punta Mita. We wish Rachel and Ty all best wishes as they start their life together!View More
Elizabeth and Greg met on New Years Eve and began dating on January 5, 2010. Their wedding took place in the beautiful St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church exactly three years after their first date. Their family and friends celebrated their marriage at Dallas Country Club, dancing the night away to the music of Cuvee’. The fabulous groom’s cake, created by Dallas Affaires, was inspired by Greg’s proposal to Elizabeth during the Chihuly glass sculpture exhibit at the Dallas Arboretum. Guests commemorated their attendance by signing a beautiful Chihuly book filled with gorgeous pictures of the artist’s work. The couple left the reception in a horse drawn carriage that transported them into the crisp January night. Congratulations to this blissfully happy couple!View More
Catherine Collins and Alex Bott were joined together in marriage on December 1, 2012 at Highland Park United Methodist Church. The beautiful ceremony was followed by a reception at the Dallas Country Club where guests enjoyed a fun-filled evening of dinner and dancing as everyone celebrated with the happy couple. Fun fact about this unique couple: They play Scrabble together all the time and give each other gifts based on different words they create. As they were leaving the reception, Catherine and Alex picked the song “When The Saints Go Marching In” while rose petals showered over them. Looking at the photography by Christopher Briscoe, you can see that love surrounded the Collin and Bott family from all those in attendance. Friends and family came to celebrate this special union, and we were glad to share in the magic. Congratulations Catherine and Alex! We wish you all the happiness in the world as you start your life together in San Francisco!View More
Childhood sweethearts, Elizabeth Skidmore and Pete Chapman, were married on September 8, 2012 in a beautiful ceremony at Highland Park Presbyterian Church followed by a reception at Dallas Country Club. This cute couple has a great story that began when they started dating during their sophomore year of high school. They easily managed to continue their storybook romance despite attending different colleges (Pete at TCU and Elizabeth at The University of Texas). Following their graduations, Pete and Elizabeth moved back to Dallas where they got engaged a few years later. The soft colors used in the intricate floral arrangements, provided by Garden Gate, and bridesmaid dresses added a whimsical and romantic feel to the evening. The always popular Project Band had everyone on the dance floor until the final minutes of the reception. The entire evening was a celebration of love for Pete and Elizabeth—we were so thrilled to be a part of it!
Paige Power and Jack Winiger were married on September 1, 2012 at Highland Park Presbyterian Church, followed by a lively reception at Dallas Country Club. Paige and Jack are such a fun couple, and their personalities were reflected in the heartfelt ceremony and beautiful reception. Because Paige and Jack have a shared affinity for penguins – who are known to mate for life – several penguin details were woven into the romance of the evening. With the sounds of Inside Out leading the reception, family and friends let loose on the dance floor to celebrate with the happy couple. Congratulations, Paige and Jack—we wish you many years of happiness together!
Sarah Barnes and John Gold were married on May 12, 2012 at Park Cities Baptist Church, followed by a beautiful reception at Dallas Country Club. This all-American couple attended and graduated from the University of Texas, where John played football and Sarah cheered him on as a member of the elite Pom Squad from the sidelines. It was a stunning evening filled with gorgeous flowers and plenty of “gold” accents. This couple absolutely loves to dance, so guests celebrated the Gold’s wedding in high style, wearing gold sunglasses and gold beaded necklaces on the dance floor. One of the highlights of the evening was Sarah and her friends from the Pom Squad leading the reception in the Texas Fight cheer. Sarah and John’s kiss before leaving the reception, flutterfetti floating about them, is one of our lasting memories of a wonderful and fun-filled wedding.