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Lauren and Michael’s stunning May wedding was one for the ages! Every detail was thought through and all came together to make the evening unforgettable for everyone. After getting married in the Crescent’s lovely Garden Room, the newlyweds and their guests headed down to the beautifully decorated ballroom for a night of dinner and dancing. Between the arrangements, the arches and the hanging floral, Branching Out went above and beyond to execute Lauren’s beautiful vision. The light pink and white combination looked beautiful with the candlelight in the space and truly made the ballroom feel romantic and timeless. Following dinner, guests enjoyed both the Bride and Groom’s cakes. Lauren’s cake, created by Fancy Cakes by Lauren, featureing six tiers decorated with pink and white floral and the newlywed’s monogram in gold. Michael’s cake paid homage Miami, Florida’s beloved Orange Bowl game. Jordan Kahn Orchestra made sure all guests had a great time and that the party was a success! After a private dance, Lauren and Michael left the Crescent to tossed rose petals and hopped into a waiting car. This stunning wedding was a great way to kickoff the summer and we had so much fun planning it! Congratulations!

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Julia and Max were married on a beautiful April evening at Holy Trinity Catholic Church before gathering with their guests at the Mansion on Turtle Creek for an evening of dinner and dancing. From the stage to the flowers and vases, the ballroom at the Mansion was adorned in hues of pale blue and white. We love this classic combination for a timeless and elegant look! A focal point we especially loved was Julia’s gorgeous wedding cake sitting underneath a beautiful floral arch—a perfectly dramatic detail that worked so well in the space! After dining on delicious fare from the Mansion, guests enjoyed the Bride’s cake created by Dallas Affaires. Julia’s cake featured seven tires of white cake, beautifully adorned with white florals and the newlywed’s logo in pale blue and silver. After a night of dancing by IntenCity, the couple ended their evening with a private dance as husband and wife before departing in a sea of rose petals. Cheers to the newlyweds and many happy years ahead!

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Amy and Clay’s beautiful April wedding was a timeless and beautiful celebration for this sweet couple! After spending the day with her bridesmaids getting ready, Amy and Clay tied the knot at Perkins Chapel on the campus of SMU. Amy’s bridesmaids dazzled in their matching cornflower blue dresses while Amy stole the show in a slim fit gown that was both sophisticated and timeless. At the Belo Pavilion, guests entered to find the club decorated in various shades of blue and white. The vases, linens and florals all focused on that theme and it tied together to create a beautiful ambiance. Following dinner, guests enjoyed cakes from Dallas Affaires. Amy’s cake featured six tiers of white cake decorated simply with white and blue flowers and a the couple’s monogram in gold. Clay’s cake paid homage to his love of golf and the couple’s black lab! After a night of music provided from Limelight and a serenade to Amy from her friends, guests lined the entrance of the Belo and showered Amy and Clay with rose petals to send them off. After hopping into a white, vintage car, the newlyweds were off on their honeymoon! Congratulations to both and thank you for letting us be apart of your day!

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Kelly + John

Kelly and John’s March wedding was the perfect way to usher in springtime and celebrate this precious couple! After their ceremony at Highland Park Presbyterian Church, guests headed down the road to Dallas Country Club for a fun and lively reception. Kelly chose elements of pale blue to be highlighted in details throughout the ballroom. White and green florals sat in various vases of blue and white, while the couple’s new monogram in the same hue was on the bar, dance floor and a detail on the cake. After introductions and first dances, the party took off thanks to the help of Downtown Fever who always knows how to get a party started! For dessert, guests got to enjoy a beautiful and delicious Bride’s cake by Dallas Affaires. The cake featured five tiers of white cake decorated simply with white florals and the newlywed’s pale blue monogram. As the night went on, Kelly and John got to steal a moment alone during a last dance before leaving their reception. We had so much fun planning this beautiful wedding and wish Kelly and John many happy years ahead!

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Elizabeth and Jonathan’s December wedding mixed festive holiday touches into their traditional and beautiful affair! After tying the knot in Highland Park United Methodist Church’s decorated sanctuary, the newlyweds and their guests gathered at Northwood Club for their reception. The club looked gorgeous decorated with flowers in whites, greens, pinks and oranges. Outside the club sat a row of Christmas trees, festively welcoming guests into the space. Elizabeth’s five-tiered cake by Panini Bakery was simply decorated with florals and the bride’s new monogram in gold. One of our favorite details of the evening was the large Gingerbread house for the groom’s cake. The Gingerbread house was beautifully and included the couple’s new monogram which sat in a wreath above a picture of them. It was a special detail that all the guests were talking about. Emerald City kept the party going all night long and entertained guests with classic party music. Reception artist, Jennie Pitts Tucker, painted a beautiful oil of the reception venue which have a special place in Elizabeth and Jonathan’s home. After a sparkler sendoff, the couple hopped into a waiting white, vintage car. We loved so many details of this wedding and how Elizabeth creatively tied in festive details into her traditional wedding!

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Mary and Jeff were married on a beautiful November evening surrounded by friends and family. After their service at Highland Park Presbyterian Church, the newlyweds joined guests for their reception at Brook Hollow Golf Club. Brook Hollow’s lawn was adorned with lights for the cocktail hour with white cocktail tables under the lights decorated simply with white florals. Once inside Brook Hollow, the club was decorated with a sophisticated southern flair. Magnolia leaves were tucked into the gorgeous arrangements that featured pops of color mixed in white and green hues. The black and white checkered dance floor brought a traditional and timeless look and paired so nicely with the other details. Mary’s beautiful wedding cake by Dallas Affaires featured six tiers decorated with a cascade of flowers and a gold “B” signaling the newlywed’s last initial. SoulStations kept guests on their feet throughout the night and made the party so memorable for all who attended. After a sparkler sendoff, Mary and Jeff hopped into a decorated white convertible, leaving their reception in style. We wish them many years of happiness!

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Caroline and Cody were married in a beautiful ceremony at Church of the Incarnation in front of their immediate families. Due to social distancing guidelines, guests were not able to join in-person, so the couple opted to have their wedding live streamed! Cody and Caroline’s wedding party waited for the newlyweds outside and, upon departing the church, celebrated with a rose petal toss as bagpipers played in the background. After photos, Cody and Caroline joined their wedding guests at Dallas Country Club. Thanks to Jackson Durham, DCC was beautifully and impeccably decorated with flowers, linens and other details all in shades of blue and white. Floral arches hung throughout the space and accented the couple’s beautiful wedding cakes. Caroline’s cake, created by Dallas Affaires, featured six tiers of ornately decorated layers. The trellis decoration, along with the flowers and two “C”s emblem certainly made the cake stand out. Cody’s cake, made by Fancy Cakes by Lauren, paid an homage to his days at the University of Texas and featured words from the “Eyes of Texas” song, the tower at UT and signs representing different cities throughout the state including Midland, Austin and Dallas. Jordan Kahn Orchestra led first dances and had guests dancing until a special guest showed up. As a surprise to her new husband, Caroline had Shane Smith and the Saints play the second half of the reception! This Austin-based band is one of Cody’s favorite groups and was certainly a special surprise. At the end of the evening, Caroline and Cody exited DCC while guests threw rose petals before hopping into a waiting 1975 vintage Ford convertible. As the couple drove off, cool sparks emitted from the driveway at DCC. We had so much fun planning this wedding for Caroline and Cody and are so appreciative of the vendors who helped make it such a success!

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Dave and Karen were married at Highland Park Presbyterian Church in front of family and close friends. Their whirlwind love story is so special and one that we had the pleasure in hearing about first hand. While on a round-the-world cruise in 2019, Dave and Karen met by chance while stopped at a port in Australia. While each had spent the day alone in the town of Adelaide, Australia, Dave happened by chance to sit next to Karen while returning to the ship where they were both passengers. After sharing about their days, both felt the instant connection and  spent the remainder of the cruise in each other’s company. Upon arriving home, Dave sold his home in San Antonio and moved to Dallas to begin dating Karen. After proposing in Hawaii on New Years Eve, the couple began to plan their dream wedding. After the ceremony, guests dined and danced at the Petroleum Club in downtown Dallas. The Petroleum Club was decorated in beautiful flowers by Garden Gate in various shades of coral, green and white. Guests were seated at one, long table which was perfectly decorated with tall arrangements and accented with candlelight. After dinner, guests dined on the Bride and Groom’s cakes, both by Panini Bakery. The Bride’s five-tiered cake was decorated with a cascade of flowers in the same hues as seen in the reception. The Groom’s cake paid homage to the couple’s love of traveling. The traveled themed cake featured a suitcase with various stamps of cities around the world, complete with two passports for the Bride and Groom. As the couple departed their reception, guests celebrated with a rose petal toss, sending Karen and Dave off to begin this exciting new chapter.

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Paige and Robert were married in an intimate ceremony at Dallas Country Club in front of family and friends. While guests enjoyed a cocktail reception in the Gallery, the ballroom was flipped into their beautiful reception space. Paige opted for colorful flowers designed by Garden Gate. The flowers were in various shades of yellow, pink and green which paired beautifully with the candlelight seen throughout the ballroom. Downtown Fever serenaded the couple with their first dance, along with the Bride’s Dance with her dad and the Groom’s dance with his mom. After dinner, guests dined on the Bride and Groom’s cakes, both by Fancy Cakes by Lauren. We loved the Bride’s cake which featured five tiers of white cake decorated with both real and iced flowers in the same shades as the centerpieces seen in the ballroom. The Groom’s cake was an homage to some of Robert’s favorite things including Joe T. Garcia’s, a movie reel showing photos from Christmas Vacation and a signed football from Darrell Royal. As the reception continued, guests donned foam Statue of Liberty crowns to pay homage to the couple’s future move to New York City. At the end of the evening, the couple exited their reception in a sea of rose petals before hopping into a 1958 Rolls Royce. Paige and Robert are starting their new chapter in New York City as Paige begins law schoo. We loved planning this wedding for such a sweet couple and wish them all the best in NYC!

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Katelyn and Austin were married at Highland Park United Methodist Church in front of family and friends. Following their beautiful ceremony, the newlyweds celebrated with their guests at Royal Oaks Country Club. The club was decorated with beautiful flowers in various shades of pink, perfectly matching other details seen throughout the evening including the bridesmaid dresses. One detail we loved was the cascade of flowers seen behind the wedding cake.

After the first dances, guests dined on amazing food from Royal Oaks and cake from Panini Bakery. The bride’s cake featured five tiers of white cake decorated simply with orchids and a hint of gold detail. The groom’s cake was two layers decorated with chocolate piping and a chocolate “J” as a nod to the couple’s last name.

Melange Band did a great job at keeping guests entertained throughout the fun evening and, at the end of the night, led Katelyn and Austin out of their reception to a sparkler sendoff. Congratulations to Katelyn and Austin!

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Allie and Alex were married in the chapel at Park Cities Baptist Church surrounded by their families, wedding party and close friends. The sweet ceremony highlighted the importance of faith and love, something that both Allie and Alex hold dear. After the ceremony, the newlyweds, their families and wedding party gathered at the Mullen home for an intimate reception. To further celebrate, the Mullins hosted a wedding drive-by for guests who could not attend the ceremony due to social distancing guidelines. After the drive-by, guests dined on a catered dinner by Javiers and sipped their famous margaritas before cutting their beautiful wedding cake created by Dallas Affaires. At the end of the evening, their wedding party and families gathered outside to send the couple off on their honeymoon! Despite the pandemic, the evening was filled with celebration and love. We can’t wait to celebrate with Allie and Alex in 2021 with their dream reception!

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Robert and Whitney were married in a beautiful ceremony at Christ the King Church followed by a reception at Dallas Country Club. We loved the classic and traditional details throughout the ballroom including the beautiful flowers by Garden Gate Floral. The white and cream flowers, with touches of light pink, were scattered throughout the space in both high and low arrangements. The focal point of the ballroom was the circular bar in the middle of the space, with a beautiful tree placed in the center of the bar. Whitney and Robert’s cake, prepared by Panini Bakery, featured five tiers simply decorated with scattered light pink roses and enjoyed by all guests. In10City Band brought all the guests to their feet dancing and kept the party going well into the evening! After a private dance at the end of the night, the newlyweds departed their reception in a sea of rose petals before departing on their honeymoon. Congratulations Whitney and Robert!

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One of Park Cities Events’ own, Katie Johnson, married David Owens on February 1st at Park Cities Presbyterian Church. Following a beautiful ceremony, guests gathered at Dallas Country Club to celebrate the newlyweds. Opting for a bright color palette, the club was decorated with gorgeous flowers by Three Branches Floral in hues of hot pink and orange, with pops of green. Party! Dallas and Bella Accento provided gorgeous furniture for the space, giving the ballroom a unique look. A detail we especially loved was the tent overlooking the pool area, which was a creative solution to allow for additional seating for their guests! After introductions and first dances, Katie’s dad gave a touching welcome and toast to the newlyweds. As guests began to dine on delicious fare by DCC, East Coast Entertainment’s Atlanta Showstoppers began to play classic dinner music for all to enjoy. For dessert, guests enjoyed two cakes by Panini Bakery. The Bride’s cake featured five tiers of white cake decorated beautifully with dainty, white, sugar flowers. The Groom’s chocolate cake featured two tiers decorated with chocolate strawberries and paid homage to David’s alma matter, The University of Virginia. Once cake cutting concluded, the Atlanta Showstoppers played continuously throughout the evening and had everyone on their feet dancing. After a sendoff of rose petals, Katie and David hopped into a waiting white convertible decorated with heart balloons and a “Just Married” sign, before departing on their honeymoon. We had so much fun helping Katie and David’s vision come to life and working with their sweet families. Congrats to the newlyweds!!

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One of our first weddings of the new year was such a joy to plan. After getting married at Christ the King Church, Nancy and Michael headed to the Belo Pavilion to join their guests for a gorgeous reception. Garden Gate Floral’s flowers were stunning in the ballroom. We loved the head table decorated with a line of flowers down the center—such a creative and beautiful way to display the arrangements. Underneath twinkle lights, Nancy and Michael had their first dance as husband and wife, before dancing with their respective parents. As a special treat, guests were served the couple’s signature drink, a “Winterita” before dining on delicious fare prepared by the Belo. For dessert, guests dined on Bride and Groom’s cake prepared by Dallas Affaires Cake Company. The Bride’s cake featured six tiers of white cake decorated with cascading flowers in hues of white and pink while the Groom’s cake featured two tiers of chocolate cake with cookie topping. After dinner, guests danced to the sounds of Emerald City Band. After a rose petal send off, Nancy and Michael hopped into a vintage car before departing for their honeymoon. Congratulations to the newlyweds!

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We wrapped up 2019 with the most fun wedding celebrating Cristi and Trent! After tying the knot at Dallas Country Club in front of friends and family, guests gathered in the ballroom for a fun New Years Eve celebration. Bella Flora decorated the ballroom with stunning flowers in hues of white and cream—a classic combination that was uniquely displayed. A festive detail we especially loved was the escort cards placed with a glass of champagne—a perfect way to welcome guests to a New Year’s reception. After the newlywed’s first dance and a toast by the Father of the Groom, Cristi and Trent’s guests enjoyed a beautiful seated dinner in the ballroom. The Bride’s cake, created by Dallas Affaires, featured six tiers of white cake beautifully decorated with orchids. The cake sat underneath a floral arch which made it such a beautiful focal point in the ballroom. As guests danced to the sounds of In10City, the clock struck midnight, ushering in a new decade. To celebrate, gold and white balloons dropped from the ceiling. After departing their reception, Cristi and Trent hopped into a vintage Bentley. Congrats Cristi and Trent and happy New Year from our team to you!

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Amelia and Joseph’s stunning winter wedding was such a joy to plan! After getting married at Highland Park Presbyterian Church, the newlyweds joined their guests at the Rosewood Mansion for a gorgeous tented reception. The tent was beautifully washed in candlelight and decorated with arrangements in white hues with pops of greenery. Three Branches Floral created a floral design that added such an elegant and timeless look to their reception. After first dances, guests dined on delicious fare by the Mansion and enjoyed the Bride’s cake by Dallas Affaires. The cake featured five tiers of white cake with a beautiful cascade of flowers down the center. After dinner and dessert, Taylor Pace Band had all the guests on the dance floor and kept the party going throughout the evening. At the end of the night, the newlyweds departed with a festive send off—complete with fireworks from Pyrotex!

We enjoyed planning this December wedding and loved how all the details tied so perfectly together. Congrats, Amelia and Joseph!

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Kelly and Alex’s elegant winter wedding was a special celebration for this sweet couple! After tying the knot at Highland Park United Methodist Church in front of family and friends, the newlyweds gathered with their guests downtown at the historic Adolphus Hotel for their reception. To create a festive take on the escort card display, the cards were hung as ornaments on a beautiful Christmas tree right outside the ballroom. A display of orchids and personal photographs also greeted guests as they made their way into the ballroom. Bella Flora’s arrangements were perfect for the winter season. The flowers were in hues of white and cream, with touches of green. Kelly also wanted to add gold elements to the reception with the Chiavari chairs and the place markers on the two head tables. After a wonderful meal, guests enjoyed the Bride and Groom’s cakes, both prepared by Dallas Affaires. The Bride’s cake featured five tiers of white cake, simply decorated with the newlywed’s monogram adorned with beautiful white floral. The Groom’s cake paid homage to where Kelly and Alex shared their first date: Wrigley Field! As a nod to the couple’s alma mater, the UT Tower also made an appearance on the Groom’s cake. Plenty of dancing followed the meal, with In10City band bringing all the guests to their feet—creating a fun and festive celebration! At the close of the evening, guests were treated to one last sweet treat – custom cake pops – before showering Kelly and Alex with flutterfetti in the lobby of the Adolphus. After hopping into a waiting horse drawn carriage, Kelly and Alex departed from their gorgeous reception! Congratulations to this sweet couple!

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Lauren and Ryan were married in a beautiful ceremony at Christ the King Catholic Church in early November followed by a gorgeous reception at Arlington Hall. After spending the day with her Bridesmaids, Lauren and Ryan opted to have a first look at the Mansion. Following photos outside The Mansion hotel, the wedding party boarded a white trolley to head to the church! The service was touching and a perfect celebration for the newlyweds. After the ceremony, Lauren and Ryan joined their friends and family at Arlington Hall for a gorgeous, tented reception. Jackson Durham went above and beyond in decorating the tent – there was no detail left unturned. The crisp, white flowers and pops of greenery created an elegant and timeless combination. The beautiful Bride’s cake, by Fancy Cakes by Lauren, served as a focal point as guests walked into the tent. As Lauren and Ryan made their way into the tent for their first dance, sparklers went off behind the newlyweds which was such a fun way to start the party! After toasts and dinner, guests moved into the ballroom at Arlington Hall for an evening of dancing. Emerald City kept guests dancing throughout the evening to their great music! After a confetti exit, Lauren and Ryan departed in a vintage Rolls Royce to begin their honeymoon. Congratulations, Lauren and Ryan. We wish you both many years of happiness!

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Lizzy and Chris’ beautiful October wedding at the Mansion on Turtle Creek was such a special evening celebrating this sweet couple. After tying the knot outside on the Mansion event lawn, guests headed into the hotel for a gorgeous, seated dinner reception. Garden Gate Floral’s beautiful flowers in hues of white and coral were beautifully displayed and added an elegant touch to the ballroom. We especially loved the head table which was lined with four large arrangements sitting on top of a beautiful white and blue lace linen. After first dances, guests dined on delicious food created by the Mansion and, for dessert, enjoyed the beautiful wedding cake prepared by Dallas Affaires. The cake featured four tiers simply decorated with coral, green and white flowers. After dinner came dancing, with In10City keeping guests entertained throughout the evening. After departing in a sea of rose petals, the newlyweds hopped into a waiting car before heading away for their honeymoon. Congratulations, Lizzy and Chris!

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Lindsay and Mark were married on a beautiful October evening at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. After tying the knot underneath a gorgeous archway adorned with flowers, the newlyweds headed into the hotel ballroom for their reception. The ballroom was beautifully decorated by Three Branches Floral and featured calla lily centerpieces that were both simple and elegant. A focal point of the ballroom was the stage that had been decorated with a bounty of fresh flowers. Along with the ballroom, the white dance floor was made even more special with the addition of the couple’s monogram.  After a seated dinner, guests were treated to wedding cake for dessert! The cake featured four tiers of white cake simply decorated with cascading orchids.  In10City band played throughout the evening, creating such a fun atmosphere to celebrate Lindsay and Mark. After a fun evening of celebration, the newlyweds departed their reception with a fireworks exit. Congratulations to the newlyweds!

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Kati and Steven’s beautiful October wedding was such a joy to plan! After getting married at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, the newlyweds joined family and friends at Dallas Country Club for their beautiful reception. Taking advantage of the fall evening, guests enjoyed a cocktail hour on the event lawn at DCC. Outdoor string lighting created a beautiful glow to the setting. We especially love the picture of Kati and Steven with their wedding party in front of the ongoing cocktail hour—such a special and creative shot by photographer Stephen Karlisch. After cocktail hour, guests headed into the ballroom at DCC which was beautifully decorated with green and white flowers by Garden Gate Floral. We love the round bar placed in the ballroom, with the white tree in the center creating a beautiful focal point to the space. After first dances, the Bride’s father toasted the newlyweds and invited guests to enjoy the evening! The Jordan Kahn Orchestra helped create such a fun evening for all and certainly kept guests on their feet throughout the evening. For dessert, guests dined on two delicious cakes created by Dallas Affaires. The Bride’s cake featured six tiers simply decorated with gorgeous orchids cascading down the cake. The Groom’s cake which paid homage to Steven’s years at the University of Georgia was a replica of the football stadium in Athens. Once the reception concluded, the newlyweds departed DCC with a rose petal sendoff before hopping into a waiting car. We loved working with this sweet couple and wish them many years of happiness!

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Nicole and Jeremy were married on a beautiful September evening at the Chapel at the Harbor on Possum Kingdom Lake in front of family and friends. Nicole wanted her wedding at Possum Kingdom Lake because of all the wonderful memories of family times at the lake through the years. The ceremony was made even more special because family members of the Bride and Groom provided the music heard during the ceremony. After saying “I Do”, the newlyweds joined their guests at the The Grille at the Harbor for their reception. Under the stars, Nicole and Jeremy shared their first dance as husband and wife to the sound of Cuvee. The beautiful fall evening made the perfect atmosphere for guests to dine and dance outdoors! We loved the gorgeous flowers throughout the reception space by Lush Couture Floral­­­­­­ that were in hues of deep red, light pink and touches of blue. In addition to dinner and dancing, guests also enjoyed delicious cakes by Crème de la Crème, a bakery in Fort Worth. The Bride’s cake featured four tiers and was simply decorated with light pink flowers. The Groom’s cake paid homage to his family’s cherry business and featured two tiers of chocolate cake. After plenty of fun and dancing, Nicole and Jeremy departed their reception with a sparkler sendoff—the perfect ending to a beautiful evening! We have loved working with this sweet family and were so grateful to be a part of all three Barnes’ daughters weddings. Cheers to many happy years ahead, Nicole and Jeremy!

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Meredith and Justin’s gorgeous summer wedding was such a joyous celebration for the sweetest couple! We loved how all the bold prints and bright colors throughout the ceremony and reception tied together perfectly.  After the wedding ceremony at Park Cities Presbyterian Church,  the newlyweds joined their guests at Brook Hollow Golf Club for their reception.  Brook Hollow looked beautiful with all the pops of pink, orange and yellow flowers–combined with the dominant emerald color seen in the bridesmaid dresses and beautiful linens.  After first dances and a toast by the Father of the Bride, guests dined on the delicious fare prepared by Brook Hollow.  We loved the detail of signature his/hers drinks.  Meredith’s, a French 75 and Justin’s custom bourbon bar making either a Manhattan or an Old Fashioned.  For dessert, guests were treated to the Bride and Groom’s cakes, both by Dallas Affaires.  Meredith’s cake featured seven tiers and was beautifully decorated with flowers in the same bright hues as seen throughout the reception.  Justin’s cake featured a replica of Busch Stadium in St. Louis, home of the St. Louis Cardinals.   Taylor Pace Orchestra kept the newlyweds and their guests dancing throughout the evening and helped make the party unforgettable.  At the end of the evening, Meredith and Justin exited through a tunnel of sparklers and hopped into her Father’s vintage Porsche.

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Medley and Brandon’s wedding fell on a beautiful spring evening. After getting married in the main sanctuary at Highland Park United Methodist Church, the newlyweds joined their guests at the Belo Mansion and Pavilion to celebrate. Medley selected a soft blue hue to be carried throughout the reception–from the floral, linens and even down to the dance floor monogram. A detail we also loved was how Medley and Brandon incorporated their dogs into the evening. From taking a photo with the two dogs at the church, to the naming of their signature cocktails, it was a sweet nod to their pets at home! Medley’s sister, Meredith, created beautiful paper flowers that adorned the photo booth wall and were loved by all the guests. After dinner, guests enjoyed delicious cakes by Dallas Affaires. The Bride’s cake, featured six tiers with a beautiful lace detail, white monogram and white and light blue flowers placed on various tiers. The Groom’s cake paid homage to Brandon’s years at Baylor, the couple’s two dogs and his love of golf.  In10City kept guests on their feet dancing throughout the evening and truly made the reception such a fun time for all. After a rose petal sendoff, the newlyweds hopped into a waiting vintage Rolls Royce!

Congrats to the newlyweds!

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The night before their wedding, Medley and Brandon had a beautiful rehearsal dinner at the Petroleum Club in downtown Dallas. The special evening was filled with toasts to the soon-to-be newlyweds and time spent with family and close friends before their big day. We loved the bold linens by BBJ and how the soft florals perfectly complimented the linens and the room. Guests dined on great food and drinks provided by the Petroleum Club. We loved getting to be apart of their rehearsal dinner and can’t wait to showcase their wedding!

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Ellen and Barrett’s sweet engagement party was the perfect way to kick off the road to their wedding! The party took place at the Bride’s family’s home and was perfectly accented with rentals from Perch, Marquee and a gorgeous array of flowers by Jackson Durham. The catering by Food Glorious Food was perfect for the occasion and was beautifully presented in the dining room. Various styles of custom napkins were placed around the party and, as a special treat to guests, Keep it Simple Cookies packaged personalized sugar cookies that matched cocktail napkins seen at the event. No detail was overlooked for this gorgeous party.

Can’t wait for the wedding!

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Mary and Kevin’s gorgeous March wedding was the happiest celebration for the cutest couple! After spending the day getting ready with her bridesmaids, Mary and Kevin shared a first look at the Crescent before leaving for their ceremony at Christ the King Catholic Church where they were married in front of family and friends. After the touching ceremony, the newlyweds joined their guests back at the Crescent for their beautiful reception. The beautiful flowers, by Jackson Durham, were so perfect for a springtime wedding. A detail we especially loved were the accents of lemons seen in all the arrangements–pairing perfectly with the yellow flowers. After first dances and a beautiful dinner, guests were treated to the Bride and Groom’s cakes for dessert. Mary’s cake, made by the Crescent, featured five tiers beautifully decorated with flowers in the same hues seen throughout the reception. The amazing Groom’s cake, by Dallas Affaires, is a replica of the Georgia Theater in Athens–such a fun and special detail! After dancing the night away to Emerald City, Mary and Kevin exited their reception through a line of sparklers. We loved working with this sweet couple and wish them many years of love and happiness!

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Meredith and Sam’s spring wedding was an unforgettable evening filled with such unique and gorgeous details! After their ceremony at HPUMC, guests arrived at Dallas Country Club to celebrate the newlyweds. Immediately upon entering the club, guests were drawn to the perfect array of spring flowers from the entry table, to the cocktail tables and throughout the ballroom. One detail we especially loved was the bar in the ballroom subtly decorated with personal photos of the bride and groom and a beautiful white tree adorned with fresh flowers that came through the center. We also loved the two seating areas on the dance floor–which was such a creative use of space and added a playful element! After first dances, guests enjoyed DCC’s amazing food while The Grooveline Band played cocktail music in the background. After dinner, guests were treated to amazing cake from Panini. Meredith’s six-tier cake was decorated with a swiss dot detail similar to her wedding gown, and had touches of orchids on each of the tiers. The remainder of the evening was spent on the dance floor celebrating the newlyweds. After a rose petal toss exit, Meredith and Sam hopped into a waiting car where they departed their reception!

We loved working with this sweet couple and their families to create the perfect night! Many thanks to the vendors who worked so hard to make the reception flawless!

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Melanie and Martin’s beautiful December wedding at HPUMC and the Dallas Museum of Art was a blast to plan and was the perfect evening to celebrate the newlyweds! After spending the morning getting ready with her bridesmaids, Melanie put on her gorgeous gown, designed by Patti Flowers, before heading to the church for photos. Melanie and Martin opted for a first look, so the couple spent a few moments alone before it was time to walk down the aisle! The flowers at the church, by Garden Gate Floral, were in beautiful white and green hues–perfectly accenting the red poinsettias that were out for the Christmas season! After their ceremony, Melanie and Martin joined their family and friends at the Dallas Museum of Art for their reception. Garden Gate Floral’s flowers perfectly accented the space and played perfectly with the Chihuly glass installation. One of our favorite details was the “x” shaped mirrored communal tables with ghost chairs that sat right next to the Chihuly installation–a beautiful and creative way to add extra seating for guests! After first dances and a toast from the Father of the Bride, guests were treated to delicious food, with cakes by Dallas Affaires for dessert. The Bride’s cake featured five tiers and was simply decorated with a few white flowers. The Groom’s cake featured two tiers of chocolate cake topped with chocolate shavings and Reese’s peanut butter cups. After dining, the party moved to dancing with help from The Motts Band from Austin, Texas. The dance floor was packed the entire evening and, as an added surprise, costume pieces were passed out on the dance floor. After leaving their reception with a rose petal and falling snow sendoff, Melanie and Martin hopped into a waiting 1966 red convertible that had been decorated with an array of white and green flowers.

Thanks so much to all the vendors who helped make Melanie and Martin’s wedding the perfect evening!

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Hannah and Matthew’s beautiful November wedding was the perfect celebration for the sweetest couple! After spending the day getting ready with her bridesmaids, Hannah and Matthew shared a first look at DCC before leaving for their ceremony at Highland Park United Methodist where they were married in front of family and friends. After the ceremony, the newlyweds joined their guests back at DCC for their reception. The DCC ballroom was impeccably set up thanks to some beautiful pieces by Perch. We especially love the round bar, complete with the white tree by Garden Gate, which served as the perfect focal point to the room. Along with the bar, we also loved the mirrored stage facade paired with the white dance floor–the perfect spot for guests to dance and enjoy the Georgia Bridgewater Band! In addition to Perch’s beautiful rentals, Garden Gate’s flowers made a gorgeous addition to the ballroom. Keeping flowers in the white and pale pink hues was both classic and elegant–especially with the soft candlelight mixed in throughout the space. We also loved Garden Gate’s entry table–a beautiful arrangement paired with pale green and white ginger jars and lucite framed pictures of the newlyweds. After dinner, guests enjoyed the Bride and Groom’s cakes, both Panini Bakery. The Bride’s cake featured five tiers of white iced cake with a cascading flowers down the front in the same colors as seen throughout the reception. The Groom’s cake was three tiers and simply decorated with chocolate icing and chocolate covered strawberries. After dancing away to the Georgia Bridgewater Band, Hannah and Matthew exited their reception with a rose petal toss before hopping into a waiting white Rolls Royce.

Congrats, Hannah and Matthew!

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Ann-Blair and Ryan’s beautiful November wedding was an intimate celebration that we loved being a part of! After a ceremony in front of family at Christ the King Church, the newlyweds and their families gathered in the Penthouse Suite at the Stoneleigh for an evening celebration. The reception area was made even more gorgeous by Garden Gate’s flowers. Opting for a clean and classic look, the assorted flowers were in white hues with pops of green accented throughout the arrangements. The flowers added the perfect elegant touch to the reception space. For dessert, guests were treated to the Bride’s cake, by Susie Cakes. The three-tiered cake was simply decorated with white flowers, perfectly matching the other theme in the room. DJ Andy Austin was on hand for the evening and kept the party in full swing! After a rose petal send off, Ann-Blair and Ryan exited their reception. We loved getting to play a part in this sweet couple’s wedding and wish them so much happiness! Congrats, Ann-Blair and Ryan!

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Katie and David’s October wedding was an unforgettable evening filled with such unique and gorgeous details! After their ceremony at Park Cities Baptist Church, guests arrived at Dallas Country Club to celebrate the newlyweds. Immediately upon entering the club, guests were drawn to the blue and white elements from the entry table, to the cocktail tables and elements seen throughout the ballroom. Along with personal photos and a sign in book, the entry table was gorgeously decorated with navy and white ginger gars paired with fresh white and green flowers–such a classic and timeless combination! The blue and white theme carried through beautifully through the reception, too. A bold blue and white linen on the two head tables, accented with tons of white orchids and candlelight, created such a beautiful focal point inside the ballroom. One detail we especially loved was the variations of arrangements seen throughout the space. The flowers, by Garden Gate Floral, were all so unique, but tied together perfectly because of the simple color palette and the use of the blue and white ginger jars. Another detail we loved was the couple’s married monogram in navy which popped against the white dance floor. After first dances, toasts and dinner, guests were treated to the Bride and Groom’s cakes, both by Dallas Affaires. The Bride’s cake featured six tiers of white cake, decorated with a swirl of white roses, orchids and hydrangeas. The Groom’s cake, which paid homage to David’s love of the University of Texas and golf, was designed as a replica to a UT golf bag, complete with UT golf balls underneath the cake! Jessie’s Girls, an East Coast Entertainment band, kept the party going and kept guests on the dance floor throughout the evening. As an early holiday treat, Halloween themed items were passed on the dance floor–including witch hats, cat ears and horns. After leaving with a rose petal send off, Katie and David hopped into a decorated golf cart decorated with a custom sign and beautiful flowers.

We had such a blast planning this fall wedding and loved how all the details tied so perfectly together! Many thanks to Caroline and Luke Jurgensen for their beautiful photos. Congrats, Katie and David!

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After rehearsing before their big day, Katie and David joined family and friends for their rehearsal dinner at The Filter Building at White Rock Lake. Thanks to the perfect fall evening, guests were able to mingle for a cocktail hour outdoors before going inside for the festivities! Because the Filter Building is minimally decorated, the space is perfect for those wanting to create exactly what they envision for their gathering. The beautiful linens by La Tavola, filled with earth tones, were a beautiful addition to the space and was the perfect compliment to the bright coral, green and white florals. A special detail that we love for both rehearsal dinners and weddings was the addition of the couple’s new monogram on linen napkins, placed at the head table. Katie and David’s monogram, done in a dusty blue, drew out the blue from the lines and perfectly tied the table together. Along with the rustic elements of the lanterns, chairs and vases, every detail tied together beautifully to create a unique look inside the Filter Building. The space proved to be the perfect spot to celebrate before Katie and David’s big day and certainly was an unforgettable start to a perfect weekend!

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Jordan and Greg’s wedding weekend was the most fun celebration of this sweet couple! Even while living in New York, Jordan was very involved in the planning of her wedding weekend in Dallas–no detail was overlooked. After mass at St. Rita’s, friends and family were transported to the Belo Pavilion for the reception. Because of the beautiful fall weather, guests enjoyed cocktail hour outside. For their guest’s entertainment during cocktail hour, Jordan and Greg (who are both Notre Dame alums) had Notre Dame themed Jenga and Cornhole placed on the patio outside. After cocktail hour, guests went into the ballroom for first dances, toasts and a beautiful seated dinner. The ballroom was decorated in hues of white with pops of gold and, our favorite, a pop of red at the head table and on various rentals. A gorgeous halo was positioned above the white, monogrammed dance floor and the stage was flanked by two white trees. After first dances and touching toasts by the father of the bride, the maid of honor and best man, guests enjoyed a delicious seated dinner with the Bride and Groom’s cakes for dessert. The Bride’s cake, by Dallas Affaires, was six tiers and decorated simply with flowers and the couple’s monogram in gold. The groom’s cake, by Panini Bakery, was an homage to the couple’s love for their alma matter. The Jordan Kahn Band was fantastic like always and kept the dance floor packed all night. After leading guests to a final song, “Piano Man”, Jordan and Greg were led out the Belo with a rose petal send off. After hopping into her dad’s jeep, decorated fittingly with a Notre Dame flag, Jordan and Greg departed their unforgettable wedding reception.

Our team had so much fun planning Jordan and Greg’s wedding weekend! Special thanks to all the vendors who contributed to make the weekend a success.

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Lynne and Chase’s beautiful August wedding was such a fun evening filled with love for this sweet couple! After meeting in a small group at Highland Park Presbyterian Church, it was only fitting that the two were married in the sanctuary of the same church. After saying their “I Do’s” in front of friends and family, the newlyweds and their guests headed to Dallas Country Club for a night of dinner and dancing! Flourish Floral Design’s flowers at DCC were perfect for a late summer wedding–ivory and white arrangements, with pops of pink and green, were displayed throughout the ballroom and added such an elegant touch to the wedding reception. We particularly loved the detail of the mirrored tables with flowers and candles scattered on top–it created such an elegant touch to the ballroom. After touching first dances with each other and their families, guests were treated to an array of stations serving delicious food with the Bride and Groom’s cakes by Panini Bakery serving as dessert. The Bride’s cake was a stunning seven-tier creation decorated simply with bright flowers and the couple’s monogram in a pale blue. The Groom’s cake served as an homage to Chase’s college days playing football at Georgia Tech–with the perfect addition of  a yellow jacket right next to his cake! After dinner, it was time for the dancing. The Special Edition band kept the dance floor packed all evening and helped make the night unforgettable for Lynne, Chase and their guests. As the evening winded down, guests were treated to freshly made donuts by Lil’ Bits Mini Donuts which was the perfect sweet treat before heading home. Lynne and Chase left their reception in a sea of rose petals before hopping into a vintage Bentley decorated with flowers and a “Just Married sign”. We had the best time helping Lynne and Chase plan their wedding–thanks to all the vendors who came together to make the evening such a success!

Congratulations to the newlyweds!

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Elizabeth and Jared’s summer wedding was such a joy! This sweet couple were married at Perkins Chapel with a reception following at DCC. We loved Elizabeth’s classic wedding gown and her summer-friendly ponytail with complete with a delicate white flower. In keeping with a fresh, summer look, Garden Gate designed beautiful white flower arrangements accented with greenery throughout DCC. One detail we especially loved was the garland of flowers cascading down the head table–a beautiful twist that served as a focal point in the ballroom! The five-tier bride’s cake by Dallas Affaires was simply decorated with gardenias and was as delicious as it was beautiful. Signed, Sealed Delivered kept guests dancing throughout the night and created the most fun party celebrating the newlyweds! After exiting their party in a sea of rose petals, the couple hopped into a decorated golf cart. Thanks so much to all the vendors who helped make this night such a success–and to John Cain’s team for the gorgeous pictures!

Congrats, Elizabeth and Jared!

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Claire and Daniel’s wedding weekend in Sea Island, Georgia was one for the books! After popping the question in Sea Island over the holidays, it was only natural that they would come back six months later to get married in their special spot! After a beautiful welcome party and rehearsal dinner at the Sea Island Beach Club, Claire and Daniel chose Saint Simons Presbyterian Church for the ceremony and Ocean Forest Golf Club for their elegant, beach style reception. The Church was elegantly decorated with a garland over the sanctuary door, white orchids lined down the aisle, and two beautiful arrangements in green and white hues at the front of the church. After saying their “I Do’s” the newlyweds, along with their guests, traveled to Ocean Forest for their gorgeous reception! Like the church, the Club was decorated with florals in green and white, but with pops of blue in the linens and pillows as an accent to the ocean right outside. Just steps outside the white tent is Ocean Forest’s gorgeous lawn, complete with a perfect view of the ocean. The reception area was truly beautiful and created such an elegant area for guests to dine and dance. One of our favorite focal areas of the tent was the incredible halo of calla lilies right over the dance floor–such a show stopping item that tied in perfectly with the venue! After first dances, guests dined on an array of amazing food–an important detail to the newlyweds as Daniel is an amazing chef. The beach humidity didn’t take away from how pretty the Bride’s cake was–decorated perfectly with shells on the side and a Herend shell up top. The Groom’s cake was an homage to Daniel, who opted for a cooking themed cake designed by the nearby Cloister Hotel. East Coast Entertainment’s “The Black and Blue Experience” made the party an unforgettable experience and kept guests on their feet throughout the evening! After Claire and Daniel shared a final dance, the newlyweds hopped into a waiting car and exited the reception down a line of fireworks–the perfect ending to the best day! Congrats, Claire and Daniel!

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Abbie and James’ gorgeous wedding was the perfect way for our team to kick off the summer! This sweet couple and their families are so fun and we had a blast from the early days of planning to their departure.  The evening kicked off with a touching ceremony at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church where the couple exchanged vows in front of close friends and family. After the ceremony, guests headed to the Crescent for a cocktail hour before moving into the ballroom for a seated dinner. Garden Gate’s florals in hues of cream and white created a timeless and elegant look throughout the room, which paired beautifully with the french blue details in seen in the menu cards. The bride’s cake, created by the Crescent, featured five tiers decorated beautifully with white and blue flowers cascading down the side. The groom’s cake, by Susie Cakes, was a little more playful–and featured a layer for each of the couple’s dogs. Emerald City did an incredible job, as evidenced by the pictures, and had all guests up and dancing throughout the entire evening. As guests left the reception, dog bones were given as gifts for their four legged friends at home! The newlyweds departed with a sparkler sendoff surrounded by their friends and family. This evening was so fun celebrating Abbie and James and we wish them a lifetime of happiness!

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Sarah and Matt’s May wedding was such a beautiful celebration for the sweetest and most fun couple! After their ceremony at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, the newlywed’s friends and family gathered for a gorgeous reception at Northwood Country Club, beginning with a cocktail hour outside. One of our favorite features seen in the cocktail hour area was the escort card shelf. The gold shelf was beautifully dressed up with candles and pops of large, bright pink peonies in various designs of gold vases. After cocktails, guests filed into the ballroom for a seated dinner and an evening of dancing. The ballroom looked absolutely beautiful thanks to the florals by Jackson Durham. In springtime hues of green and pink, the arrangements were both timeless and stunning–certainly creating a “wow” factor in the ballroom. The head table, beautifully draped with a gold tablecloth, was also accented with monogrammed napkins in the couple’s new initials. We love this trend, as the napkins are such a special keepsake for the newlyweds after the wedding reception. After first dances and a seated dinner, guests were treated to two delicious cakes by Frosted Art Bakery. The Bride’s cake featured four tiers of cake in a variety of flavors, simply decorated with a white lace pattern, a few gardenias and the couple’s monogram. The Groom’s cake was a classic design of chocolate with strawberries–with an added twist of having blocks of chocolate around the cake serve as an homage to Matt. Elements such as a gavel–as the groom is a lawyer–and the University of Texas logo added a playful twist to an otherwise classic Groom’s cake. After cake cutting, the Ice House Band invited guests to the dance floor to start the party! As Sarah and Matt’s wedding fell on Cinco de Mayo, sombreros were passed around the dance floor as well as plenty of glow in the dark necklaces and tambourines. As an added treat, freshly fried donuts were outside waiting for guests as Sarah and Matt made their exit between a line of sparklers!

Congrats, Sarah & Matt! We loved getting to work with you both on your special day!

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Leigh and Brent’s beautiful spring wedding was the perfect night celebrating this sweet couple! Not letting a rainy day get in the way, Leigh her bridesmaids spent the morning getting ready wearing matching Mi Golondrina dresses and taking pictures outside with matching clear umbrellas. After their first look, Leigh and Brent took photos with their wedding parties and families before the ceremony began. After their “I Do’s”, guests headed to Northwood Club for the reception! Garden Gate Floral drew inspiration from the springtime weather and created beautiful arrangements of white and cream flowers with pops of coral and peach. The most stunning design came from a floral arrangement which hung over the head table, complete with candles cascading down. The stunning design featured the same colors from the wedding flowers and was the perfect element to tie the reception together! Guests were treated to some incredible food, including a sushi station complete with an ice sculpture featuring the newlywed’s initials. For dessert, Panini bakery created the beautiful bride’s cake which was simply decorated with coral flowers and a script design. Dallas Affaires created the groom’s cake which featured a vintage BMW and a license plate with the groom’s last name! Signed, Sealed, Delivered Band kept everyone on their feet throughout the evening and made the party truly unforgettable. After a departure with sparklers, the couple departed in a white, vintage car before leaving on their honeymoon in the Caribbean! Congratulations, Leigh and Brent!! We loved getting to play a part in your beautiful wedding weekend!

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Whitney and Bennett’s beautiful wedding certainly put us in the Christmas spirit! After the newlyweds said “I Do” in a beautiful ceremony at Highland Park Presbyterian Church, the couple joined their friends and family at Brook Hollow Golf Club for a festive and fun celebration. Opting for a neutral color palette with pops of gold, Garden Gate Floral executed Whitney’s vision perfectly–the classic ivory and white flowers were made festive with gold details and plenty of candlelight. Over the couple’s gold monogram on the dance floor, Garden Gate constructed a dramatic and gorgeous halo which was certainly the focal point of the ballroom. As guests noshed on Brook Hollow’s great food, Signed Sealed Delivered started the party with a first dance by the newlyweds, followed by dances with the bride’s father and groom’s mother. After dinner and dances, Whitney and Bennett cut their beautiful bride’s cake done by Panini Bakery. Perfectly in season, lit Christmas trees glowed in the background, adding to the festive touch of the evening. In lieu of a groom’s cake, the couple opted for an ice cream sundae bar. As the party continued into the evening, guests were treated to an array of party favors for the dance floor including boas and glow rings. As with any great departure, Whitney and Bennett were led out by the horn section of Signed Sealed Delivered, where they were promptly covered in a sea of white flutterfetti! Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Shaw–we loved working with you and your sweet families! Thanks to Carter Rose at F8 Studio for the amazing photos and all the vendors who helped make the night such a success!

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here’s so much to love with Ellen and Bob’s December wedding! Opting for a morning wedding with a festive brunch to celebrate, Ellen’s tea length dress was an absolutely perfect choice for the day. The beautiful Rosewood Mansion Hotel in Dallas served as the site for both the ceremony and reception. The ceremony space was decorated simply, with GRO Floral’s beautiful cross serving as the focal point and the most perfect place for Ellen and Bob to say their vows. GRO’s pale pink, green and white arrangements throughout the ceremony and reception were accentuated with pops of cranberry peonies–an absolutely gorgeous combination that was both classic and festive for the holiday season. After the ceremony, guests were treated to a delicious and festive brunch. The same color palette was used throughout the reception space, accented by beautiful china and candle light. While the Jordan Kahn Orchestra played in the background, guests ate and celebrated the happy couple! The Bride’s cake, by Panini Bakery, was decorated simply with beautiful white and cranberry peonies, white roses, and touches of green–the perfect accent to the room. After a festive sendoff with rose petals, Ellen and Bob departed for their honeymoon!

We loved sharing in this couple’s special day! Thank you to the amazing vendors who helped make this beautiful morning wedding unforgettable!

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Emily and Woody were married on a beautiful October evening at Christ the King with a reception afterwards at Dallas Country Club. Emily chose a royal blue hue to be used throughout the evening: from invitations, printed products and bridesmaid dresses, this gorgeous blue was the perfect accent color to pair with the bright flowers and the elegant space at DCC. After a touching ceremony, guests departed for Dallas Country Club to enjoy a perfect evening of dinner and dancing! Garden Gate’s gorgeous flowers added a the perfect colorful touch to the space–Emily opted for flowers in hues of hot pink, green and blue to be used around the ballroom. As guests entered the club, they were invited to write notes of love and support to the couple that would be placed in bottles and be opened up throughout the years of Emily and Woody’s marriage. After first dances, Jordan Kahn started the party and kept the dance floor packed through the evening! Guests were also treated to two delicious (and beautiful!) cakes: the bride’s by Dallas Affaires and the groom’s by Fancy Cakes by Lauren. The bride’s cake featured six tiers, simply decorated with bright flowers. The groom’s cake featured a Dallas Cowboy’s theme. As a surprise to Woody, Emily arranged for Rowdy from the Dallas Cowboys to make a special appearance! As a treat for their guests, freshly fried donuts by Lil’ Bits Donuts were waiting outside as a midnight snack. After a festive exit, Emily and Woody departed their reception in a vintage Bentley.

We loved working with this sweet couple and wish them many years of happiness!

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Sarah and Bailey were married on a beautiful October evening at First Baptist in downtown Dallas with their reception close by at Eddie Deen’s Ranch! One of our favorite elements from this wedding are the gorgeous florals by Garden Gate Dallas. From the beautiful blue and white arch at the ceremony to the beautiful white trees at the reception, the flowers made such an impact and helped create a beautiful setting to celebrate this sweet couple. One detail we especially loved was the rack towards the entrance of Eddie Deen’s Ranch where the flower girls hung their kissing balls–such a creative way to transition ceremony flowers over to the reception. To honor how Sarah and Bailey met (on the dating app, Coffee Meets Bagel), the dessert table had an assortment of bagels complete with a donut wall full of Mustang Donuts. In addition to the bagels and donuts, mini pies and the Groom’s cake were also placed on the table. For her Bride’s cake, Sarah opted for a simply designed, four-tier white cake from Stein’s Bakery. On top sat an antique bride & groom piece, adding a special touch to the beautiful cake. After guests dined on BBQ, the Breckenridge Band played some country music favorites which were enjoyed by everyone. After their reception, the newlyweds departed in a white, horse drawn carriage!

We loved getting to partake in this couple’s special day! Congrats, Sarah and Bailey!

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We’ve been so excited to feature this sweet couple’s wedding on the blog! After meeting at SMU, Hanna and David were married on a gorgeous fall evening in early October. After a fun day spent with their wedding parties, Hanna and David traveled to Perkins Chapel on the SMU campus where they were married before their closest friends and family. Garden Gate beautifully decorated the exterior of Perkins Chapel with a floral garland, creating the perfect backdrop for pictures. After the ceremony, guests traveled to Dallas Country Club for the reception. Garden Gate decorated the entry space with green garland strung from the ceiling, dotted with lights, as well as a white floral garland over the entryway to the ballroom. Hanna opted for white and cream flowers with a touch of light pink to accent the silver details seen throughout the ballroom. After first dances, guests dined on delicious food provided by DCC, ending the meal with two amazing cakes, both by Fancy Cakes. The groom’s cake (which was a surprise to David!) paid homage to his athletic side. A triathlete, David’s cake featured all three portions of the race: the swim, the bike and the run. In a perfect detail, on top of David’s cake, he is seen wearing a medal and holding a sign with the newlywed’s wedding date. Hanna’s more traditional cake featured six layers, accented with fondant in lace appliques (mirroring the ones seen on her gown) with beautiful flowers between each layer. Jordan Kahn did what he does best: got guests away from their tables and out on the dance floor where the party kept going throughout the evening! After the final song, guests gathered outside to send off Hanna and David in a sea of rose petals, before they hopped into a white vintage car. We loved working with this sweet couple and their families to craft Hanna and David’s wedding day! Thanks to the help of some incredible vendors, the weekend went off without a hitch, Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Puelz!

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Blakeley and Sam’s stunning wedding ceremony and reception at DCC was one of our favorites this year! Blakeley’s vision of a “garden style” wedding and reception was perfectly executed thanks to a handful of talented and creative vendors. Outside on the lawn, Todd Fiscus designed an amazing floral arch that was the focal point of the space. Decorated with an array of flowers in various shades of pink and orange, the arch set the stage for the remainder of the evening. As guests walked to the ceremony space, they were greeted with gorgeous programs designed by Papellerie out of Houston, as well as glasses of champagne. After the ceremony, guests walked into the DCC ballroom which had been completely transformed with the help of gorgeous wooden arches, custom bar and stage facades, a white dance floor and plenty of incredible flowers. The flowers, mirroring the ones seen outside during the ceremony, were all in hues of pink and orange, complete with pops of green vines and leaves. Another focal point of the evening were the amazing displays of food at DCC which included delicious salads, candied bacon and a roasted pig. For dessert, guests dined on the bride and groom’s cakes, both by Panini. The Bride’s cake featured six tiers, simply decorated with ivory frosting with a gorgeous array of flowers at the base. After first dances, Pure Party Band kicked off the party and had guests dancing the entire evening! As a special treat to guests, a donut wall constructed with various flavors of donuts by a local favorite, Mustang Donuts. After a private last dance with the newlyweds, Blakeley and Sam departed their reception and hopped into a waiting, vintage mustang convertible. Congratulations, Blakely and Sam! Thank you for letting us be apart of your perfect day!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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)!!

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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!

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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!

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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!!

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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!!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.