Elizabeth Carlock Weds Kevin Phillips

ChurchPrivate Residence Spring

Ever since the Carlock family moved into their historic, Highland Park home, Elizabeth dreamed of having her wedding there someday. On May 7, 2011, her eighth-grade dream became a reality when she married her college sweetheart. Elizabeth and Kevin met their freshman year at SMU and after a proposal in July 2010, the two started planning their magnificent wedding day. The wedding ceremony was held at Park Cities Presbyterian Church. Immediately following, guests were invited to stroll across the street to the Carlock family home for a wonderful reception. The front yard tent was created to reflect a traditional, southern ballroom, the beautiful home was open to guests and the back yard transformed to a chic, modern party. Thank you Larry Sengbush for sharing these beautiful pictures! Because of the size of their wedding party, and the reception plans, Kevin and Elizabeth decided to see each other prior to the ceremony. Once ready, Elizabeth joined Kevin in the Chapel at PCPC where they shared a private moment. This is a GREAT idea for brides who would like to eliminate post-ceremony pictures, as we scheduled to finish all photos prior to the wedding ceremony.

The gorgeous wedding party! Elizabeth and Kevin were surrounded by so many friends and family that love and support them. To be exact, there were 15 bridesmaids, two junior bridesmaids, 10 house party members, 15 groomsmen, 12 ushers, along with two ring bearers, two flower girls and two officiants.

The wedding program…the artwork was created by the fabulous Susie-Melissa Cherry.

Kevin and his handsome attendants ready to walk down the aisle…the groom’s party attire came from Culwell & Son.

The stunning bridesmaids…both the house party and bridesmaid gowns were custom creations from Jenny Yoo through Bridal Collections by Stella. Every single one of the girls looked absolutely beautiful!

Miss Elizabeth Carlock about to walk down the aisle to become Mrs. Kevin Phillips, escorted by her father, Mr. Byron Carlock.

The wedding ceremony…the altar and personal flowers were provided from Bill Horton designs. As guests were seated, the Chancel Choir of PCPC offered a compilation of hymns. During the ceremony, there were two different soloists who sang special songs…between the vocals, the organ and strings, the music was fantastic! The officiants were the Senior Pastor of PCPC, Reverend Mark Davis, as well as, SMU’s RUF director, Chad Scruggs.

Following the wedding ceremony, the couple led their wedding party and guests down Wycliffe Avenue directly to the Carlock home, adjacent to the church! The Highland Park police department generously directed traffic and closed down this stretch of the rode until all guests were safely in the reception!

The reception entrance led to the formal, traditional tent in the Carlock’s front yard. Guests were greeted by the James Davis Orchestra and wonderful canapes provided by Cassandra Fine Catering.

Elizabeth and her mother, Laura, definitely had a vision for a true, southern wedding. The front tent was exquisite with beautiful linens, floral and buffets displays showing off their lavish menu…Tom Addis, the Garden Gate and Jill Fortney were the perfect team!

Because their party was overflowed from the front lawn throughout the house and into the back gardens, we created menu cards for every table that let guests know the variety of foods available throughout the reception…

Elizabeth and Kevin shared “L.O.V.E.” as their first dance…

The father/daughter dance was a sweet surprise to the family and friends…Elizabeth’s talented brothers joined James Davis Orchestra on stage to sing “Brown-Eyed Girl”…so special!

Elizabeth and Kevin cut their cake in the family dining room….Frosted Art created a STUNNING bride’s cake that was absolutely picture perfect!

And now for the back tent…. while the front tent definitely eluded to the southern, traditional style, the back tent was more of a modern, sleek look!! Between the furniture, lighting, tenting and acrylic dance floor that covered the pool… it was incredible!

Elizabeth and Kevin were introduced into the back tent, as well….only after Elizabeth changed into her second wedding gown! Their second, first dance was spun by the fabulous Lucy Wrubel!

Elizabeth and Kevin departed the next morning for a two-week honeymoon in France….

We wish you all the best and THANK YOU for allowing DFW Events to be part of your wedding day! Cheers to the happy couple!


Ceremony: Park Cities Presbyterian Church
Reception: The Carlock Residence
Caterer: Cassandra Fine Catering
Designer/Lighting/Linens: Tom Addis Productions
Ceremony Florist: Bill Horton
Reception Florist: The Garden Gate
Tents: Sandone Productions
Band: James Davis Orchestra
DJ: Lucy Wrubel
Cake: Frosted Art
Photographer: Larry Sengbush
Videographer: Sixth Seal Productions
Rentals: Posh Couture Rentals
Transportation: Romantic Remembrances
Makeup: Fairy Godmother Bridal, Mo Bowers
Tuxedos: Culwell & Son
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bridal Collections by Stella
Coordination: DFW Events