Amy and Patrick were married at Christ The King Catholic Church in Dallas, the same church in which Patrick’s parents wed. Amy’s vision for her wedding was that of great style and design. She sought the amazing talents of Mary Wright Shah of Diamond Affairs and todd. event design. creative services to bring her dream to fruition! Karlisch Photography captured the event in all it’s glory …

photographs courtesy of Karlisch Photography

We asked Amy to tell us what she loved the most about her wedding  …

I loved how our monogram was positioned on the back of our Phillipe Stark ghost chairs at the reception (see image below). I also loved how the T and M were hung on the big wooden church doors- cleverly created out of hot pink peonies. The M was later taken off the door and attached to the back of the Rolls Royce that we were riding in!

The escort cards were hung from a stunning silver tree that glistened with dangling crystals. Later shelves were positioned around the tree that contained rows of gift boxes with porcelain red bird limoge boxes sitting on top. Being from St. Louis and a fan of the Cardinals I had to somehow bring my hometown flair into my reception. I really wanted each guest to leave with something tangible that they could smile at and remember the evening.

The whole weekend was themed- “I DO in Dallas!” – Mary Wright Shaw even had stickers on the buses that we rented that had the logo on them. People were spotting them all over town. It was hysterical! My mom and Mary surprised me with the decal on the wall in the suite I got ready in.

I pinned my best friend and maid of honor, Erin’s grandmother’s brooch into my flower arrangement as my something borrowed. My something old was a beautiful handkerchief that was my Grandmothers. The neat thing was that Erin was married 3 months after me and she borrowed my grandmother’s handkerchief.

We had a cigar bar outside on the patio with hand rolled cigars that was a huge hit. My Dad is a real cigar lover. I just had to do it for him! He finally had one after Patrick I drove off to end his night!

Their magnificent celebration was at the Dallas Ritz-Carlton.

From Mary … The look for the reception portrayed contemporary elegance that highlighted the couple’s colorful and warm personalities. The room was adorned with crystal and mirror accents that reflected a feel of old Hollywood glamour. Flowers included grape hydrangeas, David Austin Roses, pink French tulips and over 3,000 Sandra Bernhart Peonies.

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photographs courtesy of Karlisch Photography

Amy’s beautiful gown is from the Vera Wang Luxe Collection at Saks Fifth Avenue, Hair & Makeup – L.B. Rosser, Groom’s Attire – Culwell & Son, Bridesmaid’s Dresses – Vera Wang at StarDust Celebrations, Floral Design – Todd Event Design, Cake – Fancy Cakes by Lauren.

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Congratulations, Amy & Patrick! Your wedding was a truly magnificent event!!

And a huge thank you to Mary at Diamond Affairs … spectacular!