Odonna + DeQuincy: Lovely Outdoor Wedding at the Dallas Arboretum

Summer

Are you a fan of love, joy, and colorful blooms? Then this beautiful “I do” at the Dallas Arboretum is sure to delight you! With a sense of style second to none, Odonna and DeQuincy enjoyed meaningful moments with family and friends throughout their wedding day and were intentional about incorporating elements that reflected their personality as a couple—think matching his-and-hers Louboutins and a serenade by the groom’s fraternity brothers!

Hastings/Bass Wedding Coordinated by DFW Events

Our favorite aspect of the wedding day, however? The excitement you’ll see reflected on the bride and groom’s faces in each and every photo snapped by The Pros! Keep scrolling to take a peek at just a few of the details that made this wedding so unique.

Hastings/Bass Wedding Coordinated by DFW Events

Hastings/Bass Wedding Coordinated by DFW Events

Hastings/Bass Wedding Coordinated by DFW Events

https://www.thepros.com/

https://www.thepros.com/

Hastings/Bass Wedding Coordinated by DFW Events

Hastings/Bass Wedding Coordinated by DFW Events

Hastings/Bass Wedding Coordinated by DFW Events

Hastings/Bass Wedding Coordinated by DFW Events

Hastings/Bass Wedding Coordinated by DFW Events

Hastings/Bass Wedding Coordinated by DFW Events

Hastings/Bass Wedding Coordinated by DFW Events

Hastings/Bass Wedding Coordinated by DFW Events

Hastings/Bass Wedding Coordinated by DFW Events

Hastings/Bass Wedding Coordinated by DFW Events

Hastings/Bass Wedding Coordinated by DFW Events

Congratulations, Odonna and DeQuincy! It was an absolute joy to be a part of your wedding day!

Hastings/Bass Wedding Coordinated by DFW Events

Vendors:

Venue: Dallas Arboretum

Minister: Dr. Sylvester Smith, Jr.

Caterer: Gil’s Elegant Catering

Photographer: The Pros

Ceremony Music & DJ: Absolute Entertainment

Florist: Garden Gate, Junior Villanueva

Linen: BBJ Linen

Lighting: Absolute Entertainment

Cakes: Panini Bakery

Photo Booth: Premiere Photo Booth

Hair and Makeup: Tashandra Isom

Transportation & Getaway Car: Premier Transportation

Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Coordination: Mary-Frances Hurt for DFW Events

Julie + Bart: Southern-Chic Destination Wedding

Country ClubDestinationOutdoor Summer

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]

Martin_009

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.

Martin_033

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.

Martin_Collage1

Martin_023

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.

Martin_Collage4

Martin_Collage5

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.

Martin_076

Martin_Collage6

Martin_068

Congratulations, Julie and Bart!

Martin_101

Martin_099

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

Brittany Jones & Travis Mathews 3.2.13

Classic Other Summer

a1046

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.

a0432

a0448

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

a0599

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.

a0474

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

a0845

a0872

a0953

a1039a

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.

a1110

a1124

a1131

a1146

a1153

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

a1368

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.

a1204

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.

a1072

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.

a1373

a1378

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

a2023Additional details from the wedding celebration include:

a1078

a1075

a1071

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.

a2080

a2101

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

Stacy Reeves + Jason Gulledge: Wedding at Bass Hall

Summer

We were thrilled (and honored) that Stacy Reeves of Stacy Reeves Photography chose us to help plan and execute her wedding day! We love working with Stacy, first as a vendor and now as a bride! Her wedding to Jason Gulledge on July 3 was one of a kind….truly a creative masterpiece! You will be blown away by the images captured by Mike Falco of Christian Oth Studio, New York.

Stacy and Jason’s wedding vision and inspiration as told by Stacy:

“After many years in the wedding industry, when it came time to get married myself, I had a pretty strong idea of what I wanted. I originally envisioned an elegant, classic garden wedding surrounded by trees and sunlight and nature. However the one thing that I had never factored into my wedding planning was what my groom would want, so when we sat down to discuss it, I was a bit heartbroken to find out that the one thing he was adamant about was not getting married outdoors! While I was only thinking about decor and photographs (naturally!), he was thinking more practically, and he knew that unpredictable weather and an unforgiving Texas sun would make things miserable outside, especially in July. Eventually we compromised and decided to stick with the garden theme, but do it indoors, and Bass Hall was the perfect venue for that. Jason and I have spent a lot of time seeing various shows at Bass Hall, so it has a special place in our hearts, plus it allowed to me to create a lot of dramatic moments that I wouldn’t have been able to have in a hotel ballroom or regular wedding venue. Eventually our theme became “Midnight Garden Party” which we reinforced using beautiful wooden tables, ivy covered balustrades, cathedral window frames made out of twigs and leaves, six foot tall boxwood hedges surrounding the reception area, two twenty foot trees which we placed alongside the dance floor, a wedding cake in the shape of a tree, save the dates which were printed on sheets of wood, strings of lights hung over the dance floor to give the feeling of a starry night sky, and lots of moss accents including mossy branch centerpieces, a moss-covered cake table, and moss covered picture frames for the table numbers. Because we wanted to keep things more elegant rather than rustic, we also chose lots of gold accents, such as 24k gold-edged dinner plates and flatware, gold Chiavari chairs, gold painted apples as place cards, as well as gold accents for the wedding party attire. Jason suggested that we add in a pop of color to stand out from all of the earth tones, so we incorporated red and green chair backs, red burlap squares under the plates, a red-to-white ombre strip of flowers on the head table, and bowls of red fruits such as apples, cherries, and strawberries on each table. To incorporate Jason’s Louisiana heritage, we had a New Orleans Saints football field groom’s cake and a New Orleans-style jazz orchestra playing during the reception. The band also led us in a Second Line – a New Orleans tradition – where the entire wedding marched down the streets of Fort Worth waving handkerchiefs and singing “When the Saints Go Marching In,” which was hands-down our favorite part of the wedding day. It was also really important to us to incorporate aspects of our relationship, so we added personalized touches such as Rubik’s Cubes favors (we learned how to solve a Rubik’s Cube together on one of our first dates), custom-made crepes from our favorite creperie, personalized vows with quotes from our favorite movies, and we brought along our beloved dog Sallie Mae for wedding day photos. I love that our wedding was a reflection of who we are and what we enjoy together as a couple.”


Vendors:

Ceremony/Reception: Bass Performance Hall
Ceremony Musicians: The Green Tones
Caterer: Reata
Florist: The Garden Gate
Reception Tables: Bella Flora
Lighting: Beyond
Rentals: Posh Couture Rentals
Draping: Quest Drape
Band: Equinox Jazz Orchestra
Cake: Creme de la Creme Cake Company
Crepe Station: Crepes 4 U
Photographer: Mike Falco of Christian Oth Studio
Videographer: Jason Huang
Hair: Les Hill
Makeup: Mayra-Rams Sanabria
Coordination: DFW Events