Jourdan + Logan: Harbour Island Destination Wedding Weekend

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Although they began their relationship in Dallas and got engaged in Charleston, there was only one location in the world Jourdan and Logan could imagine getting married: Harbour Island in the Bahamas, where Jourdan’s family had been boating for over 30 years!

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“Many years now we’ve been coming to this special island and we’ve made a lot of friends that feel like family. There’s a little pink church on the island, and every time we used to pass it in the golf cart Jourdan would say, ‘One of these days that’s where I’d like to get married,'” shares Ed Pratt, father of the bride. “That’s how the family came to choose Harbour Island for the wedding, and Jourdan and Logan did indeed end up getting married in that little pink church!”

A color scheme of navy and rose gold was selected as a reference to Harbour Island’s iconic pink sand beaches and beautiful blue water, and was incorporated in details ranging from the invitation suite to the navy welcome tent on the dock where guests arrived by water taxi from nearby Eleuthera. Upon arrival guests were given branded welcome bags that included a golf cart key chain with a matching valet sticker—Jourdan and Logan’s wedding logo was on one side, while the other side featured a unique color and number combination to help guests find their golf cart throughout the weekend!

Pre-wedding events included a Thursday night welcome party at Romora Bay with an appearance by a traditional Bahamian Junkanoo band, a lovely beachside brunch for the bridal party, and a toast-filled rehearsal dinner at Coral Sands Hotel.

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Up next? A lovely wedding ceremony that took place in St. John’s Anglican Church, Jourdan’s dream chapel!

After exchanging vows, the newlyweds joined their guests for a tented beach reception at the Ocean View Club. As a personal touch, the couple’s logo was again featured on details ranging from a navy and rose gold menu to luxe custom throw pillows. Inspired by the family’s love for the Bahamian crest, the logo was designed by the mother of the bride and featured Jourdan and Logan’s initials along with three iconic Harbour Island motifs: conch shells, a rooster, and a palm tree. Jourdan, who is an interior designer, also custom-designed stunning orb chandeliers for the reception tent that were paired with flowers and candles. We love that the couple plans to hang them in their backyard when hosting parties!

From the vibrant welcome party to the couple’s one-of-a-kind send-off, we loved every minute of planning this destination wedding weekend in the Bahamas! For even more “I do” details, be sure to take a look at the couple’s Inside Weddings feature! 

Vendors:

Hair and Makeup: Maitee Miles
Bride’s Gown: Carolina Herrera
Catering: Ocean View Club
Entertainment: The Project
Floral, Lighting, and Event Design: Little Island Design for the Ocean View Club
Invitations: Melanie Frazier for DFW Events
Photography: Karlisch Studio, Stephen Karlisch
Welcome Party: Romora Bay Resort and Marina
Rehearsal Dinner: Coral Sands Hotel
Ceremony: St. John’s Anglican Church
Reception: Ocean View Club
Videography: Joe Simon
Wedding Planning: Mary-Frances Hurt and Hannah Kohler for DFW Events

Destination Wedding at The One and Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas

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In the fall of 2015, multiple members of our team jet-set to the pink sands of Harbour Island in the Bahamas to coordinate a destination wedding weekend that you’ll be hearing more about in the very near future! While on-location, we were reminded of another favorite Bahamas event from the not-so-distant past: Susan and Josh’s wedding at The One and Only Ocean ClubIf you’re in a “spring break” state of mind today, get ready for a mini (virtual) vacation—we’re finally sharing all of the details from their intimate destination “I do!”

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Susan and Josh’s guests were invited to set their watches to “island time” from the moment they stepped off the plane for this Bahamian wedding weekend. From sipping cocktails poolside to enjoying a stunning open-air welcome party accented by the music of steel drums, each moment was packed with a tropical punch of relaxation and renewal!

Following a lovely ceremony set against the backdrop of palm trees and ocean breezes, guests enjoyed light bites and sips of bubbly during a cocktail hour by the resort’s lily pond.

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The couple’s reception featured a simple yet refined decorative atmosphere—think soft candlelight, modern light fixtures, and watercolor-washed signage—that complemented the natural beauty of the surroundings. A buffet dinner under the pool terrace followed the cocktail hour, as did dancing, cake-cutting, and an after party that kept the celebration going into the early hours of the morning. Susan changed from her wedding gown into a stunning sheath dress just for the occasion, and guests jumped on the opportunity to toast the newlyweds one more time before heading back to the pool for a late-night swim.

We are always thrilled when we get the chance to return to The Bahamas to coordinate an event, as we consider the group of islands to be a top destination for a laid-back yet luxury affair guests won’t soon forget! On that note, if you’ve decided that a Bahamian wedding sounds like your cup of tea, here are a few things to keep in mind:

1. In the Bahamas you must be married between sunrise and sunset. Unusual but true, so be sure to schedule your ceremony accordingly!

2. A Bahamian minister must officiate your ceremony. While your own pastor is allowed to assist in conducting the ceremony, a local minister must sign all legal documents and make the official “husband and wife” pronouncement. If you do plan on asking an ordained minister to join you from home, be sure to notify your wedding planner well in advance so that the two of you can coordinate every last detail to perfection.

3. When building your wedding welcome gifts, we recommend sourcing as many items as possible from your destination – it’s a great way to add local flavor to your gifts and save on shipping costs, too. Susan and Josh provided beach totes loaded with local island favorites including plantain chips and Bahamian beer, a huge hit with their guests!

For more tips and tricks about planning a wedding in the Bahamas (or anywhere else, for that matter), be sure to read Mary-Frances’ article for Inside Weddings: 16 Secrets to an Effortless Destination Wedding. Looking for more information about bringing DFW Events aboard to making your destination wedding vision a reality? Stop by our Destinations gallery for a little location inspiration, and then be sure to Get in Touch. We’d love nothing more than to pack up our bags and travel with you to make dreams come true!

Vendors:

Venue: One and Only Ocean Club

Officiate: Matthew Sweeting

Caterer: One and Only Ocean Club

Photographer: Stephen Karlisch

DJ: Stephen Bain

Designer: Wildflower Bahamas

Cakes: One and Only Ocean Club

Hair/Makeup: Maitee Miles

Transportation: One and Only Ocean Club

Coordination: Hannah Kohler for DFW Events

On the Road: The Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa

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Right before the launch of our new website, Mary-Frances and Alison had the opportunity to visit The Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa in beautiful Riviera Maya, Mexico. We’re still raving about the incredible sights they encountered on their Fam trip, so we’re thrilled to finally share their top takeaways with you!

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Situated on the fabulous Yucatán peninsula, the Belmond Maroma packs all of the amenities one could hope for in a potential destination event location—think bleached sand, warm turquoise water, chartered yachts and sailboats, ecological discovery tours, and more. The best news? It’s all just a 30-minute drive away from Cancún International Airport and just as convenient to the ancient Mayan historical sites and captivating cenotes that make the region so unique. Thanks to the fact that the resort is surrounded by 25 acres of protected jungle, a stay at the Belmond Maroma gives guests the sense of discovering a tucked-away jewel—the perfect environment for a wedding or special event!

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During their stay at the Belmond Maroma, MF and Ali enjoyed activities ranging from ceviche and tequila tastings on the beach to stopping by a traditional Temazcal, or sweat lodge, with an ocean view. Meeting new friends including the resort’s Executive Chef and tortilla maker was another highlight of the experience! MF and Ali loved having the option to add fresh cocoa, guacamole, or cheese to their homemade tortillas each day. Finally, Freddie’s Tequila and Ceviche Bar—and the Maroma Margarita made with top secret ingredients—is not to be missed. “I’ve never been to a beachfront as beautiful as Maroma!” said MF. “The entire experience is over the top in the best way possible. You won’t find a more well-appointed resort!”

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At DFW Events we’re doing more weddings in Mexico than ever before, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about it! Engaged couples are continuing to rediscover all that the Caribbean has to offer for a destination wedding, which is great news for their guests. Travel to and from Mexico is easy to book and coordinate—one of our many secrets to planning an effortless destination wedding! The Belmond Maroma is also perfect for a milestone occasion—say, an unforgettable fiftieth birthday party or honeymoon—so keep your options open!

If you’re interested in exploring the Belmond Maroma or other venues in Mexico for your wedding or special event, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! We’d love nothing more than to put our heads together and dream about every last detail of your destination “I do.”

Planner’s Perspective: How to Select Your Perfect Wedding Venue

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If you’ve been dreaming about your wedding for your entire life, then chances are that at least a few of those dreams have included a very specific setting. But whether you’re instinctively drawn to the rustic ambiance of a ranch wedding or have a more traditional ballroom affair in mind, there are a few essential questions every couple should consider before booking a venue for the Big Day. Since Laura managed hundreds of events as a coordinator for Ashton Gardens before working as a DFW Events planner, we consider her our in-house venue guru. Read on for her top tips and the five questions that will help determine your perfect event space!

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[Laura’s headshot: Karlisch Photography | Brook Hollow Golf Club: Edmonson Weddings]

Question One: “Indoor or outdoor?”

“Consider this basic question your starting point when identifying potential wedding venues. Answering it from the get-go will automatically simplify your search!”

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Ranch Wedding | DFW Events | Stephen Karlisch

[Outdoor ceremony and reception on private ranch, Texas Hill Country | Karlisch Photography]

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[Brook Hollow Golf Club, Dallas | John Cain Photography]

Question Two: “How would you describe your style?”

“When it’s time to start narrowing down your options, think about your personal style. Are you drawn to modern and contemporary looks with a preference for clean lines? Consider booking a museum for your ceremony or reception—The Modern in Fort Worth, The Nasher, and the Dallas Museum of Art are all beautiful options that don’t necessarily require a lot of extra table décor.”

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The Modern Fort Worth Reception | DFW Events | Taylor Lord Photography

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[The Modern Fort Worth | Taylor Lord Photography]

“If your tastes are very traditional, a church ceremony and a reception at a hotel ballroom or country club might appeal to you. The Crescent, The Ritz, Arlington Hall, Brook Hollow Country Club, and Dallas Country Club are just a few examples of venues with a very classic feel!”

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[Park Cities Presbyterian Church, Dallas | John Cain Photography]

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Rosewood Mansion | DFW Events | Jess Barfield Photography

[Rosewood Mansion, Dallas | Jess Barfield Photography]

Question Three: “What are my décor and rental needs?”

“If questions one and two have helped you determine that an outdoor wedding in a setting that is not typically used as an event space—this includes a ranch, field, or even your own backyard—is for you, keep in mind that you will most likely need to bring in absolutely everything from the ground up. We’re talking tables, chairs, linens, and back-of-house catering rentals, plus a trucking service, a generator, a dance floor, and a valet company just to name a few. You will also need to secure an air-conditioned tent in case of rain or extreme temperatures on your wedding day. Don’t let that scare you, though. If you’re open to the idea of managing these additional details or have hired an event planner to help manage them for you, this can be an extremely rewarding way to build a completely unique event space!”

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[Backyard reception at private residence | Jason Kindig Photography]

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[Outdoor wedding ceremony on the lawn of a private estate | Andrea Polito Photography]

“By contrast, country clubs, ballrooms, and other traditional event venues maintain a supply of house linens, house chairs, tables, and in-house catering rentals, and will also provide your catering services. While this option will probably save you some time, it won’t always save you money—especially if you’re planning to outfit the space with custom décor, which will require sourcing outside vendors.”

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[Escondido Golf and Lake Club, Horseshoe Bay | Taylor Lord Photography]

Question Four: “What are my power and sound needs?”

“If you’re planning to have a live band at your ceremony or reception, ensure that your venue has the necessary power and circuits. A back-up generator will be required if your power needs exceed your venue’s capability or if you’re planning an outdoor wedding. And don’t forget to inquire about lighting! Some venues keep their lighting on dimmers, which provides a built-in transition from dinner to the dance floor, whereas other spaces might benefit from an additional lighting package.”

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[Custom build-out at Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa | Karlisch Photography]

Question Five: “How much time do I need for set-up?”

“Load-in and strike times are of major importance for your vendors, so make sure to ask your potential venue what time set-up can begin on the day of your wedding. Dedicated event spaces will typically allow set-up to begin early in the day, but locations that primarily function as public spaces—think art galleries and restaurants—might restrict set-up to after the five o’clock hour. If you choose a venue with this kind of time constraint, be prepared to pay an additional fee to cover the cost of the extra laborers it will take to prep your event space in a shortened time frame.”

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[Marie Gabrielle, Dallas | Sarah Kate, Photographer]

The bottom line? Spend some time thinking about the look and feel of your wedding as a whole, and then choose the venue and vendors that are best equipped to bring that vision to life!

In need of a little pin-spiration? Stop by our “Venues” board on Pinterest!

Rachel + Andrew: Vermont Destination Wedding

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Although Rachel and Andrew went to the same middle school, years of homework, high school dances, and college acceptance letters went by before Rachel moved back to Dallas for graduate school and was officially introduced to her husband-to-be. “When Andrew asked my dad if he could marry me, my dad promptly told me! Oops!” Rachel laughs. “He tried to make it a surprise though, and had my ring sent to my parents’ house.”

[photos: Stephen Karlisch, Karlisch Photography]

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Despite the minor glitch, the couple began making plans to get hitched at Twin Farms in Barnard, Vermont, a destination that perfectly matched Rachel’s vision for an outdoor wedding with class. “We had never even been to Vermont before we chose Twin Farms!” Rachel says. “It just looked too good to be true, and it really was.”

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With a goal to represent both Rachel and Andrew’s personalities in the wedding colors and environment of the event, Jasper and Prudence created bouquets and aisle accents in a palette of cream and dusty pink—a perfect accent to the natural beauty of the venue. The bride complemented her sparkling Brides by Demetrios gown with two separate pairs of shoes—Hunter boots and pale pink pumps covered in crystals—and her bridesmaids were well-heeled in matching Louboutins.

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The beautiful destination wedding was an intimate affair for the couple’s 40 guests, and didn’t lack a sense of home thanks to a special musical performance by Rachel’s brother during the ceremony, a Texas-shaped bouquet holder at the reception, and two very special mementos. “Andrew took me to PF Changs as an impromptu first date,” explains Rachel. “We got a fortune that said, ‘An unexpected relationship will become permanent.’ We kept it and I framed it for the wedding day. Right before Andrew and I got engaged, Andrew’s dad got a fortune that said, ‘Wedding bells are in your family’s future.’ We framed that one too!”

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One month after saying “goodbye” to Vermont, the couple’s celebration continued in Dallas with a large reception for 200 guests held at Arlington Hall. Featuring music by The Project, delicious snack foods, and stunning floral arrangements by Bella Flora of Dallas, Rachel and Andrew’s wedding is proof: you don’t have to pick between an at-home affair and a destination “I do!”

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Vendor List:

Vermont:

Venue: Twin Farms, www.twinfarms.com

Florist: Jasper & Prudence, www.jasperandprudence.com

Photographer: Stephen Karlisch, www.karlischphotography.com

Videographer: Joe Simon, www.joesimonweddingfilms.com

Makeup/Hair: Maitee Miles, www.maiteemiles.com

DJ/Lighting: Peak Entertainment, www.peakdj.com

Coordination: Hannah Kohler and Mary-Frances Hurt for DFW Events

Dallas:

Venue: Arlington Hall, www.arlingtonhallatleepark.com

Photographer: Stephen Karlisch, www.karlischphotography.com; Jason Kindig, www.jasonkindig.com

Videographer: Joe Simon, www.joesimonweddingfilms.com

Florist: Bella Flora, www.bellafloraofdallas.com

Band: The Project, Absolute Entertainment, www.absolutedfw.com

Lighting: Beyond, www.beyondld.com

Coordination: Hannah Kohler and Mary-Frances Hurt for DFW Events

Julie + Bart: Southern-Chic Destination Wedding

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Julie and Bart first met on a double date with Bart’s cousin and his wife at an Oklahoma City Thunder basketball game, a set-up that turned out to be a slam dunk. What began courtside soon turned into a courtship—one that was made official when Bart proposed to Julie during her fourth year of medical school. “He proposed at my house in Tulsa,” says Julie. “After the proposal, we celebrated with my parents and his parents who had driven in town and surprised me. My best friend had also flown in from Houston for the weekend.”

[photos: Stephen Karlisch, Karlisch Photography]

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After saying “yes” to Bart’s proposal, Julie turned to DFW Events to help coordinate the details of her wedding day. Selecting Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma was an easy choice for the bride, who grew up playing tennis and swimming at Southern Hills. “It is one of the most beautiful locations in Tulsa as it has an incredible golf course and view of downtown Tulsa. I knew I wanted our ceremony to be outside and the reception to be in a tent, and we were able to do both at Southern Hills,” says Julie.

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A blend of southern-chic sensibilities and an air of rustic romance inspired Julie’s vision for her outdoor ceremony on the West 9, which featured white folding chairs, a custom stage built by Stage Works, and a stunning archway of greenery and white florals created by Jackson Durham. 300 guests looked on as Julie walked down the lantern-lined aisle, a vision in her mermaid style Vera Wang gown and chapel length veil.

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Carted away (literally) from the ceremony by a golf cart adorned with flowers, Julie and Bart rejoined their guests for an elegant sit-down dinner accented by crystals, creamy-white floral runners, and place cards set in real pears coated in gold leafing. But Julie’s favorite decorative detail? “For the reception, we had our old Glamour Shots photos blown up and hung on the men’s and women’s restrooms—yes, Bart had a Glamour Shot when he was younger,” she laughs.

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After enjoying an elevated southern dinner menu that included barbeque chicken breast with white peach relish and jalapeño cornbread with honey butter, guests were invited into another custom party tent modeled after the Boom Boom Room in New York City. The combination of a starry ceiling, glittering gold chandelier, and the couple’s first dance to “Amazed” performed live by Boyz II Men created a festive and fun atmosphere, ensuring that the dance floor stayed full into the early hours of the morning.

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Congratulations, Julie and Bart!

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Vendors:

Ceremony/Reception: Southern Hills Country Club, 2636 E. 61st Street, Tulsa, OK 74136 / Christie Garrett

Officiant: Greg Headington

Musicians: Signature Symphony Strings / Billy Rivers and the Angelic Voices of Faith

Photographer: Stephen Karlisch, www.karlischphotography.com

Videographer: Joe Simon, www.joesimonweddingfilms.com

Band(s): Party on the Moon / Driver / Boyz II Men

Production Manager: Michelle Trosclair

Tent: Sandone Productions, Mike Sandone, sandoneproductions.com

Design/Build: Stage Works, Nelson Robinson, www.stageworksusa.com

Florist: Jackson Durham, Heath Ray, www.jacksondurham.com

Lighting: Empire Lighting, Zach Downing, www.empirelightingdesign.com

Cakes: Southern Hills Country Club, Shannon, www.southernhillscc.com / Ms. Laura’s Cakes, Laura www.mslaurascakes.com

Rentals: Party Pro Rentals / Oklahoma City Party Rental

Hair: Charlie Price, www.hairbycharlie.com

Make-Up & Hair: Maitee Miles, www.maiteemiles.com

Transportation: 918 Shuttle

Trolley: Old Urban Trolley, Shannon Dotson

Get-Away Car: Vintage Wedding Rides, Jennifer Hands

Coordination: Abby Prude and Alison Baker for DFW Events

Ashley Wilson & Jay Szor

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Ashley and Jay’s April wedding was breathtakingly gorgeous! While the couple currently live in Texas, they chose a sentimental setting for their Big Day: Jay grew up vacationing with his family at Tom Garden Resort (now known as Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa,) where his family owned a casita. So it was a wonderful and very special choice for Ashley and Jay to marry in Paradise Valley, at a spot that holds so many special memories, especially in spring when the weather is marvelous.

We loved working with Ashley, Jay and their families to plan amazing wedding weekend events and perfect touches for their special celebration.

{Our thanks go out to the lovely Jennifer Bowen for sharing these magnificent and breathtaking images of Ashley and Jay’s dream wedding day!}

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Ashley and Jay welcomed their guests with a Thursday night party at the Acadia Room. It was the Wilson and Szor families’ great wish to ensure their guests had the time of their lives, since so many of the couples’ loved ones traveled from great distances to share in the couple’s wedding weekend in Phoenix.

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On Friday night, the rehearsal dinner held at El Chorro featured spectacular special touches, like the escort card display with tangerines, as well as the fun element of pinatas of the bride and groom.

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Jay’s family are in the jewelry business and Jay helped designed the rings.

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On the wedding day, a fabulous lunch was served at the pool.

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This beautiful Chuppah designed by Jackson Durham Floral added such a glamorous, lush and lovely element to the couple’s wedding ceremony.

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One of the grandmothers was unable to attend the wedding due to her health, but thanks to modern technology and Facetime, she was able to watch and be a part of the wedding festivities.

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After sunset photos were taken, the bridal party joined the guests at the cocktail reception and party, finding their places at this gorgeous place card table.

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Just look at this amazing rose petal wall!

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Ashley’s cake was designed to match her Carolina Herrera gown!

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The guests were wowed by the delectable sweets on the cake cart, as well as the groom’s cake.

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Further treating their wedding guests with extra loving care, Ashley and Jay had LGO English muffins and mini jams sent to the guests’ rooms!

Here are some of our favorite images of the wedding day details that made Ashley and Jay’s wedding celebration so spectacular:

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Vendors

Ceremony/Reception Venue: The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, Scottsdale, Arizona

Rehearsal Dinner: El Chorro

Bridal Gown: Carolina Herrera (Also, pressing for bride’s grown and for mother of the bride gown)

Gown Steaming: Prestige Cleaners, 480-948-2140

Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Hair: Hautie Rouge Salon, Ruca Bowman

Make-up: Linda Wagner, 480-229-9408

Nail Technician: Sundrops Nail Spot, Stephanie

Tuxedo Rental: Mister Tuxedo

Tuxedo Alterations: Janine Kesselman, 602-568-0549; Barry at 602-258-3074

Officiate: Rabbi Linder, 480-991-7414Officiate –Temple Solel (Scottsdale)

Musicians: String Serenade, 480-390-3276

Photographer: Jennifer Bowen

Videographer: Serendipity

Band: Instant Classics

Floral and Décor: Jackson Durham

Lighting: The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

Cakes / Dessert Cart Desserts: Sweet Sensations

Welcome Party Desserts / Dessert Cart Desserts/Rehearsal Dinner Cake/Chocolate Bar and Mini Desserts: Julia Baker

Weekend Favors: LGO, 602-769-5543

Transportation: Transtyle

Coordination: DFW Events, 214-546-9029, Lead Coordinator: Whitney Cotten

 

 

 

 

On the Road: A Flat Top Ranch Wedding

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In May of 2010, DFW Events packed up and headed to Flat Top Ranch, the family ranch of groom Charlie Beecherl, to coordinate the wedding uniting him and his bride, Mackenzie Short! Flat Top Ranch is located in Glen Rose, Texas right next door to Rough Creek Lodge. It was an absolutely beautiful day – perfect sunshine with a bit of wind – and the most gorgeous setting for this FUN wedding! Mackenzie and Charlie met at TCU – their wedding party was so much fun and it was a blast for DFW Events to be a part of. The ceremony took place at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and the reception brought guests to Flat Top for a perfect night of dinner and dancing! Enjoy these pictures courtesy of Brandi Koch with Dakota Photography.

Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Beecherl, back at the ranch! Check out Mackenzie’s boots—perfect for this ranch wedding and adorned with her new monogram!

After a long night of dancing we sent the newlyweds off with a sparkler exit, and they set out for their honeymoon in Mexico! Congrats, Mackenzie and Charlie—we had such a blast being a part of your wedding and hope that you enjoyed every bit of your day! We wish you the very best!

Vendors:

Church: St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
Reception: Flat Top Ranch
Tent: Marquis Rentals, 830-456-4500
Caterer: Perini Ranch Steakhouse
Florist: Le Fleurt, 214-232-6474
Specialty Lighting / Linens: Marquis Rentals, 830-456-4500
Band: Larry T-Byrd Gordon
Photographer: Dakota Photography
Cakes: Rebekah’s Custom Bakerie
Hair/Makeup: Maitee Miles
Transportation: DFW Town Cars, 214-956-1880‎
Valet: Rent-A-Frog
Coordination: DFW Events

Mariana + Blake | Riviera Maya, Mexico

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What a picture perfect wedding day in paradise! Enjoy these photos from Mariana and Blake’s February 13, 2010 wedding in Riviera Maya, Mexico! Photos courtesy of Luke and David Edmonson of Edmonson Photography.

Getting ready for the big day! The fabulous Maitee Miles traveled to Mexico with us to do all of the hair and makeup…

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Mariana was an absolutely gorgeous bride….inside and out!

The bridesmaids’ bouquets “popped” against their jewel toned gowns…

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The ceremony was held at the Iglesia de Nuestra Senora Del Carmen…a charming local church.
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The reception took place at The Grand Velas Resort…it was a beautiful evening for an outdoor wedding!


Todd Events produced spectacular centerpieces! The flowers were unbelievable!
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Cutting the cake…
Lenny Klinger’s Galaxy Band from St. Louis rocked it! Everyone danced the night away…

A local mariachi band closed out the evening….

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We love destination weddings! Not only do they allow us to travel to beautiful places, but we also get to know the bride and groom so well, along with their family and friends. Destination weddings provide such an intimate atmosphere for all of the guests to really get to know each other throughout the weekend. We loved working with Mariana and Blake! Congratulations from the team at DFW Events!

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Mary-Frances with the groom, Blake…

We really enjoyed working with all of the local vendors and of course traveling to Mexico with Edmonson Photography, Todd Events, Maitee Miles and Lenny Klinger’s Galaxy Band!!