I kid you not – the moment I first spotted this gorgeous Dallas affair, I gasped out loud. Like an audible, put your hand to your heart kind of gasp, “wow” included. Because this wedding? This stunning masterpiece of a day? It’s all kinds of fabulous. And with beautiful blooms from Blue Lotus, oh-so-perfect planning by Sweet Pea Events and seriously amazing images from Sarah Kate, Photographer, it’s most definitely a take your breath away kind of soiree. Prepare to get your pretty on and join me in the gallery for soooo much more.
From the Bride… Mike and I had always been the outdoorsy type. I grew up spending my summers at the lake with my family, and Mike grew up surfing on the beaches back home in his native Australia. So of course I knew when we got engaged that I wanted to have the ceremony outdoors – and what better place to have a wedding in Dallas other than the Filter Building? It’s right next to the lake, has gorgeous natural flora all around it, and the building itself is one of those great venues that oozes a minimalist chic vibe. So the minute I pulled up to the building with my parents, I knew that it was the perfect place.
Once we had picked out the location, all the fun detail planning started! I wanted to have a clean, elegant chic look, but still stay true to our natural and rustic roots. Bri of Blue Lotus helped that vision become a reality. All of the centerpieces had natural, wooden elements to them, and the arch that we got married under was amazing with all of the ferns, moss and wood that she hand-built into the ground! One of my favorite elements to all of our reception tables was that we had decided to get natural moss and surround all the centerpieces with it to make them look like they were growing out of the table. All of our linens from Kennique Linens were simple green silk tablecloths with tan burlap runners down the middle, topped off with gold chargers and rust-colored napkins with our menus perfectly tucked into them. All of the place cards were made by hand by my mom, Kathy, using used wine corks to fit in with the casually elegant theme. Wendy Krispin Caterer topped off the night with the most amazing wait and bar staff ever. They had each dish plated perfectly and made sure every guest was attended to perfectly! I’m so happy we hired Sarah Kate to capture each and every special moment and detail of that day! And Colby Logan from Astounding Sounds helped us dance the night away!
My dress was by Alberto Makali and my bridesmaids dresses were by Monique Lhuillier. I wanted all of my bridesmaids to feel gorgeous and pretty, so we had booked the services of Shipe Ibrahimi for hair and Marilona Makeovers to do all the makeup, and they were amazing! Not only did everyone feel beautiful on the day of, but they were so much fun to get ready with as well. Mike picked out the Calvin Klein attire for the boys and went with simple black ties without any type of vest — a classic Aussie surfer boy look! The entire day went off without a hitch, and I could not have done it without anyone from my fabulous wedding team, especially my amazing wedding planners from Sweet Pea Events, who made my dream day a reality!
Wedding Photography: Sarah Kate, Photographer / Wedding Venue: The Filter Building in Dallas, Texas / Wedding Planning: Sweet Pea Events / Floral Design: Blue Lotus / Officiant: Love Notes Weddings / Catering: Wendy Krispin Caterer / Wedding Cake: Unrefined Bakery / DJ: Colby Logan of Astounding Sounds / Rentals: Dallas Party Tent & Event, Shag Carpet + Kennique Linens / Transportation: Cloud 9 Vintage Coach Service / Wedding Dress: Alberto Makali / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Monique Lhuillier / Hair: Shipe Ibrahimi / Makeup: Marilona Makeovers