A Texas Sized Welcome Party…

Many of our clients decide to throw a welcome party the week of the wedding for all of those guests who traveled from near and far to be a part of their wedding festivities. Usually, they are casual and low-key, considering that the wedding is a couple days away. But, every once in a while a couple will go over the top to welcome their guests to the great city of Dallas! This party was one of those….the bride and groom wanted to give their guests a true Texas experience, so we created a county fair type of atmosphere complete with BBQ, cattle roping, bull riding and a private concert by country western legend, Willie Nelson!
The event took place at White Oaks Ranch in Pilot Point, TX….located about an hour north of downtown Dallas. All of the guests were bused to the ranch so they didn’t have to worry about driving in unfamiliar territory. We had pods of lounge furniture, tables and pallets scattered across the pavilion lawn for guests to enjoy throughout the afternoon and into the evening.

The bride is from London, so we incorporated English accents throughout the wedding weekend.The Garden Gate Floral Design did a great job at creating rustic, yet elegant centerpieces…A custom candy bar complete with American and English candies as well as an assortment of cookies from JD’s Chippery….it was a hit with the kiddos and adults!
3 Fools on 3 Stools entertained guests throughout the afternoon…There were activities galore for guests to enjoy! Cattle roping….
Face painting…Fortune telling…
Laser tag…
Segway tours…
Bobble head videos…
Crafts for the kiddos…
Trick roper…
Caricature artist…
Bull riding…
And cotton candy eating just to name a few! We also had horse back riding, bounce houses, train rides, arcade games, pumpkin painting, an old fashion ice cream truck, a fire eater and a strolling magician!
The highlight of the evening was Willie Nelson, of course! He was amazing!!

Willie’s stage…

There’s no better way to end a fabulous day than with a fireworks show!
Welcome to Texas, y’all!


Venue: White Oaks Ranch
Catering: Food Glorious Food
Photography: Edmonson Photography and Mike Colon Photography
Decor/Design: DFW Events, Nelson Robinson 214-505-9142
Florist: Garden Gate Floral Design 214-220-1272
Lighting: LITE Dallas
Entertainment: Gary Osier Presents Entertainment and 3 Fools on 3 Stools
Activities/Entertainers: B3 Entertainment and Encore Productions Entertainment
Segways: Dallas Segway Tours
Horses: Black Mustang Ranch
Fireworks: Pyrotex
Transportation: Wynne Transportation
Valet: Gold Crown Valet
Cookies: JD’s Chippery
Coordination: DFW Events 214-505-9142

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