Chandler + Mason: Church Wedding With Stunning All-White Reception at the Belo Mansion

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Chandler and Mason may have exchanged vows over the summer, but with the holidays just around the corner, we have a feeling that the hues used in their classic wedding and reception will instantly transport you to a winter wonderlandBright and crisp during the warmer months and downright dreamy as temperatures begin to drop, an all-white wedding palette is always in season and always creates an impact. From the ivory gowns the bride selected for her attendants to the sleek alabaster dance floor at the reception, tone-on-tone details abounded at Chandler and Mason’s wedding to breathtaking effect. These two are such a beautiful couple in every way and were an absolute joy to work with. We’re thrilled to be sharing their stunning “I do” on the blog today!

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Vendors:

Church: Church of the Incarnation
Reception: The Belo Mansion and Pavilion
Officiant: Bishop Burton and Ryan Waller
Musicians: Church of Incarnation Organist and Choir
Photographer: John Cain Sargent, John Cain Photography
Videographer: ProEdit Productions, Khoi Pham
Band: The Project, Absolute Entertainment
Florist: Garden Gate, Junior Villanueva
Lighting: Absolute Entertainment
Cakes: Frosted Art Bakery
Linens: BBJ Linen
Chiavari Chairs: Posh Couture Rentals
Dance Floor: DFW Dance Floors
Band/Bar Fronts: Perch Event Décor
Draping/Band Backdrop: Quest Drape
Hair: Sonia Trevino
Make-up: My Fabulous Faces
Get-away Car: Rolls Royce, Blue Diamond Limos
Bridal Gown: Warren Barron
Coordination: Laura Arredondo for DFW Events

Hannah + Tommy: Classic Church Wedding with Reception at The City Club

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If we were tasked with defining Hannah and Tommy’s wedding day using a single word, it would have to be JOY. From the vows they exchanged at Park Cities Presbyterian to the looks on their faces as they waved goodbye following their reception at The City Club, a “brimming over with happiness” kind of feeling was present at each and every turn.

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That’s no surprise considering the couple’s sweet love story, which spans several years and multiple countries. Hannah and Tommy became friends while on a trip to Hong Kong in 2009, and although they didn’t begin dating until a few years later, Tommy began writing Hannah letters soon after. There was just one catch: He never sent them. Until the day he proposed, that is.

“He had been writing me letters, which he never sent, since we met in 2009. The letters were all about the progression of his feelings for me from friends, to liking me, to loving me,” Hannah recalls. “He put them into about four sets and had different people deliver them to me starting from when I woke up on the morning of February 7, 2014 in Arkansas. The day included receiving these letters from friends and family, flying back to Dallas, and then being driven to the Katy Trail where Tommy was waiting for me.” In a very serendipitous sort of moment, it began to snow right as Tommy knelt down to propose with the ring in hand!

The duo’s January wedding day matched the wintry setting of Tommy’s proposal, and was defined by a “neutral yet sparkly romantic” decorative palette selected by the bride. Having both grown up attending Park Cities Presbyterian Church, there was no question as to where the couple would say “I do.”

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For the reception, The City Club provided the traditional, classic, yet unique vibe (not to mention fabulous views of the Dallas skyline!) that Hannah and Tommy knew their guests would enjoy.

Lovely details abounded in every element from the floral arrangements created by Kate Foley Designs to the delicious cakes crafted by Panini Bakery, but we were especially taken with the story behind the beautiful baubles that complemented the bride’s gown from Patsy’s Bridal.

“I wore the same necklace that was my great-grandmother’s necklace that she wore at her wedding – all of the women on my mother’s side of the family have now worn [the necklace] when they’ve been married. When I wore it at my wedding it marked 102 years that this heirloom has been in our family,” Hannah shares.

The couple celebrated their shared passion for travel by jet-setting to locations including Dubai, Bali, and Sydney for their honeymoon. As for the bride’s most beloved wedding day memory?

“We exited with the horns from the band playing behind us and the sparklers ahead of us. It was lightly drizzling rain outside, but as we walked through the pathway of our dearest friends and family I was filled with more joy than almost ever before,” Hannah says. “Tommy and I were married and we had just had the best night of our lives – we were able to see the faces of the people who have stood by us through so many things and be reminded of the support we were walking with into this new phase of life.”

Congratulations, Hannah and Tommy – we wish you much continued joy (and many more chances to use your passports) as you continue on your marriage journey!

Vendors:

Church: Park Cities Presbyterian

Reception: The City Club

Officiant: Mark Davis

Musicians: J. Marty Cope (organist); Stephen Nielson (pianist); Caroline Nielson (soloist)

Photographer: John Cain Photography

Band: Signature Band, George Anderson Music

Groom’s Attire: Culwell & Son

Florist: Kate Foley Designs

Bride’s Gown Retailer: Patsy’s Bridal

Cakes: Panini Bakery

Linens: The City Club

Rentals: Posh Couture Rentals

Hair: Jackie Davis

Makeup: Aimee Howarth

Stationery: Carlson Craft

Transportation: Wynne Transportation

Getaway Car: Premier Transportation

Coordination: Abby Prude and Laura Arredondo for DFW Events

Caroline + Michael: Classic Wedding at Royal Lane Baptist With Brook Hollow Reception

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Every last detail of Caroline and Michael’s June “I do” was a wedding planner’s dream, from the couple’s kind and gracious hearts to the day’s classic color palette of blush and crème. We have treasured working with Caroline’s family in the past—in fact, we’ve coordinated weddings for two of her three sisters! Both Brittany and Lauren carried their grandmother “Bebe’s” brooch on their bouquets, and Caroline was no exception to the family’s unique take on the “Something Borrowed” wedding tradition!

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The bride’s elegant Lazaro ball gown wowed groom and guests alike and remained pristine despite a Texas-sized storm thanks to the help of Caroline’s sisters and bridal party. Flower girls donned ethereal crowns of baby’s breath and rosebuds tied with ivory ribbon, one of many beautiful floral touches crafted by The Garden Gate.

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After the couple exchanged vows at Royal Lane Baptist Church, the skies cleared just in time for guests to make their way to Brook Hollow while Caroline and Michael stole a moment together on the golf course.

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Classically southern floral arrangements perfectly reflected the bride’s vision. Among Caroline’s favorite elements? A garland of lush blooms accenting the iconic Brook Hollow entrance. In her words, “Junior made everything absolutely incredible!”

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As a final personal touch, the bride and groom sent guests home with a set of his-and-hers snacks that represented her workplace and his favorite treat: Southwest Airlines honey roasted peanuts and a package of peanut M&Ms.

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Congratulations, Caroline and Michael! It was a joy to be a part of your day!

Vendors:

Church: Royal Lane Baptist Church

Reception: Brook Hollow Golf Club

Officiant: Jeff Barstad

Musicians: Serenata Strings / WT Greer (soloist)

Photographer: Jess Barfield

Videographer: Elle Films

Band: Emerald City Band

Florist/Band Front: Garden Gate, Junior Villanueva

Lighting: Absolute DFW

Cakes: Panini Bakery

Guest Table Linens: Brook Hollow Golf Club

Specialty Cake Linens: La Tavola

Photo Booth: 4 Flashes Photo Booth

Banquettes: Perch Décor

Band Backdrop Draping: Quest Drape

Hair: Sonia Trevino

Make-up: My Fabulous Faces, Mayra Rams-Sanabria

Transportation: Smith Limousine

Get-away Car: Blue Diamond Limousine

Coordination: Sarah Kane and Laura Arredondo for DFW Events

Angie + Drew: Classic, Colorful Dallas Wedding

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Sometimes a coffee date is just a coffee date. Other times, however, a shared cup of brew marks the beginning of a couple’s journey to “I do”—just ask Drew and Angie, who exchanged vows at Royal Lane Baptist Church a year and a half after falling in love over coffee mugs.

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The couple’s Christian faith and love for family was referenced throughout the evening in a variety of special touches. Angie’s brother, Brian, acted as officiant and moved all in attendance by delivering a message that was both personal and profound. Although Brian had never officiated prior to his sister’s wedding, “He just spoke the truth of the gospel and that moved me and everyone else there,” Angie says.

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A strapless lace Ines Di Santo gown proved the perfect match for the couple’s classic ceremony and colorful reception at the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas. Coral roses, peonies, orchids, lilies, and other blooms accented the contemporary glass vases and candelabras featured on each reception table, and provided a bright contrast to the neutral hues of the Japanese lanterns, lounge area furniture, and table linens. The bride’s buttercream-and-orchid bedecked cake stood beneath a Lucite pergola accented by candles and strands of orchids—an eye-catching display crafted just for our bride by event designer Susan Graham.

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In addition to their guest book, the couple provided a Bible and asked each of their 300 guests to initial and highlight their favorite passage of Scripture. The personal theme of the evening was further referenced in lighting features by ES Events, who created a custom dance floor monogram and wall patterns, as well as the couple’s parting gift for guests: warm cookies tucked into boxes topped with coral thank-you notes.

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“I’m thankful for the talented and creative people who cared enough to bless Drew and I by using their gifts for God’s glory,” Angie summarized. “I will never forget it for the rest of my life.”

Congratulations, Mosiers!

This wedding was featured by D Weddings magazine. Click here to read the article! 

Vendors:

Church: Royal Lane Baptist
Reception + Cakes: Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
Officiant: Brian Spence
Musicians: Dallas String Quartet
Vocalists: Andy Edwards, Danna Miller
Photographer: Andrea Polito Photography
Videographer: Helm Productions
Band: The Project
Designer: Susan Graham
Hair and Makeup: Maitee Miles
Transportation: Premier Transportation
Getaway Car: Romantic Remembrances
Programs: Mary Beth Menzies
Babysitters: Baby Sitters of Dallas
Coordination: DFW Events

Brittany Jones & Travis Mathews 3.2.13

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Brittany Jones and Travis Mathews were married at Highland Park United Methodist Church, with their reception at the Ritz Carlton, and we were so happy to help bring this wonderful couple’s wedding dreams to life. What a terrific love story they have! Brittany and Travis met when she was working as an assistant to Travis’s mother, real estate maven Erin Mathews, so it was especially fantastic for this couple to have so many of their family and friends in attendance at their wedding.

{Special thanks to Andrea Polito for sharing these lovely images of Brittany and Travis’s wedding day!}

The wedding weekend began with fabulous activities for all, including a ladies’ luncheon at the Zodiac Room at Neiman Marcus, while the men went to lunch at Sammy’s BBQ and then to the Dallas Gun Club. The rehearsal dinner was held at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek.

Brittany says she knew from the start of their wedding planning process that they would be married at the church they attend as a couple, the same one Travis grew up attending.

Britanny and her ladies prepared for the big day in a suite at the Ritz Carlton.

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Brittany looked stunning in her Monique L’Huillier gown and hand-beaded chapel-length veil from Christina Garcia.

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Britany’s choice of bridal flowers evoked a sense of elegance, and her bouquet was designed to include her favorite flowers: peonies, orchids and hydrangeas.

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Brittany says she didn’t expect to be so emotional during her ceremony…

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Brittany says she and Travis chose the Ritz Carlton for their wedding reception because of its one big ballroom, rather than a lot of separate spaces. Since Brittany’s parents live in Boerne and weren’t nearby to help with a lot of the wedding planning, it was especially thrilling for her to see their faces when they entered the gorgeous ballroom decorated for the big day.

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The bride’s de Boulle engagement and wedding rings were dazzling!

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Brittany and Travis danced their first dance to Adele’s “Make You Feel My Love,” and Brittany and her father danced to “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole.

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Brittany worked with Hannah Kohler to arrange the chic, clean-lined décor including Lucite furniture and cubes, and the modern feel extended to the Lucite frames holding the menu cards.

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One of the highlights of the night, enjoyed by the couple’s 225 wedding guests, was the milk and cookies bar, chosen because Travis far prefers cookies over cake.

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The dance floor was filled for hours of high-energy celebration…

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The party ended around midnight, when guests sent them off on their way with a shower of silver streamers as they dashed to the awaiting Bentley, and Brittany and Travis were soon on their way to their romantic honeymoon in Anguilla. We wish them every happiness in their future together.

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Vendors:

Church: Highland Park United Methodist Church

Reception: The Ritz-Carlton

Officiate: Walt Marcum

Musicians: Chris Brunt (HPUMC Organist)

Caterer: The Ritz-Carlton

Photographer: Andrea Polito

Band/DJ: The Project, Absolute Entertainment

Florist: The Garden Gate

Lighting: Beyond

Cakes: The Ritz-Carlton

Cookie Bar: Great One Cookies

Linens: BBJ LinenPosh Couture Rentals

Rentals: Fauxcades

Hair/Make-up: Sonia Trevino, 972-342-5698, Mayra Rams-Sanabira

Transportation: Premier Transportation

Rehearsal Dinner: Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

Coordination: DFW Events, Lead coordinator: Hannah Kohler, 214-632-2019

Allie Showalter & Andrew Robinson 2.2.13

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Allie Showalter and Andrew Robinson were married on February 2, 2013 at Highland Park United Methodist Church followed by a reception at Arlington Hall at Lee Park.  Allie and Andrew met while attending SMU and became great friends before it turned into a dating relationship their senior year. Allie is the daughter of Baltimore Orioles Manager, Buck Showalter. We loved working with the Showalter and Robinson families…they are good, good people.  Congratulations Allie and Andrew…we wish you great joy and happiness as you begin this new chapter in your lives!

photos: Andrea Polito Photography

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Margaret Elizabeth Perry + Michael McKissack

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Margaret Elizabeth Perry and Michael McKissack were married on June 9, 2012 at Park Cities Baptist Church followed by a reception at The Four Seasons Las Colinas.  Both bride and groom are only children…but where they lack in siblings, they make up in the amount of close friends they have.  You can tell that they are both dearly loved and respected by their friends (and family, of course)!  Margaret Elizabeth and Michael wanted a local wedding with a destination/resort type feel, so the Four Seasons Las Colinas was the perfect venue choice.  Most of the weekend’s events took place on-site, which made it very convenient for all of their guests who wanted to fully enjoy the resort and the wedding festivities.  From start to finish, this wedding was first class and so much fun to be a part of!  We loved all of the pops of gold as well!  Congratulations Margaret Elizabeth and Michael…we wish you all the happiness in the world as you begin your lives together as Mr. and Mrs. McKissack!  Photos courtesy of Edmonson Photography.

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Kyndil Black + Mark Ryan: Classic Wedding at Christ the King

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Kyndil Black and Mark Ryan were married on February 25, 2012 at Christ the King Catholic Church followed by a seated dinner reception at The Four Seasons Las Colinas. The Four Seasons was their obvious venue choice since Kyndil works at The Four Seasons’ St. Louis property. Kyndil and Mark are both foodies and wine lovers, so their menu and wine pairings were fit for a king!  We love the deep, jewel tone colors that Kyndil selected…perfect for a February/Winter wedding. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Ryan!! A special thanks to Lauren Larsen for sharing these beautiful images with us!

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