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Romantic Al Fresco Wedding at Dallas Arboretum

If you’re in the mood for a pretty pop of color, look no further than this gem my dears. Covered from head to toe in vibrant blooms from Posh Floral Designs and surrounded by the gorgeous gardens at The Dallas Arboretum, it’s a color-lover’s dream. Want even more? Get your dose right here in the gallery from Something Gold Photography.


From Posh Floral Designs… We absolutely love outdoor weddings, especially when they take place in a lush garden! Lauren and Brice exchanged vows in the expansive tulip garden at the Dallas Arboretum, and it was the perfect setting for this soft, colorful spring wedding.

Brice and Lauren chose to wait until the ceremony to see each other that day, and we were so excited about this! We love tradition, and welcomed the opportunity to capture the raw emotion as Brice beheld his beautiful bride for the first time. Lauren’s stunning lace dress paired with her classic up-do made for a breathtaking entrance! As they exchanged vows, the scent of the flowers and the chirping of birds filled the air.

The couple’s reception followed at Rosine Hall at the Arboretum. Classic, elegant and beautiful describes Lauren and Brice’s style, and the reception reflected this perfectly. It was incredibly romantic – full of beautiful candles, laughing, lots of dancing, delicious food – and simply overflowed with flowers.

One of my favorite moments of the night was just before the couple’s departure. While all the guests went outside to line up with sparklers for the newlyweds’ send off, Lauren and Brice shared one last dance, just the two of them, in the empty reception room. They laughed, kissed, and looked around, taking in the fantastic night. They were glowing and I felt honored to capture such an authentic and intimate moment.

Lauren and Brice’s wedding was nothing short of beautiful in every way possible. However, what truly made their night so wonderful were the amazing family, friends and vendors that came together to celebrate this sweet couple. We always love the opportunity to work with inspirational vendors, and we couldn’t believe the extraordinary talent that came out for this gorgeous spring wedding!

Photography: Something Gold Photography | Videographer: Juliet Films | Event Planning: Events & Experience | Cake: Annie's Culinary Creations | Ceremony Venue: Dallas Arboretum | Reception Venue: Rosine Hall At The Dallas Arboretum | Shoes: Ivanka Trump | Bridesmaids Dresses: JCrew | Catering: Gil's Elegant Catering | Bridal Gown: Ines DiSanto | Floral For Ceremony, Personal Flowers, And Head Table Design: Posh Floral Designs | Hair & Make Up: Osgood-O'Neil Salon | Planning: Events & Experiences

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Traditional Dallas Wedding at The Room On Main

When a gorgeous traditional wedding joins forces with a non-stop party, it’s allllll sorts of awesome. Especially when that party is filled with vibrant bursts of gold, purple, pink and red hues mixed with crazy cool balloons and non-stop dancing.  Yes, this is the type of affair where the bride isn’t afraid to get up and sing.  See it all captured by Shaun Menary Photography in the full gallery.

From The Bride… Our wedding was a dream come true! The whole day was meaningful, beautiful and filled with so much happiness. Matt and I were quite involved in every detail, so it was gratifying to experience our whole day as greater than the sum of its parts. We are very traditional, but we love a fun party! In keeping with our formal side, we chose classic elements including the color scheme, tuxedos, church ceremony, music and the choir (which was the jewel of the service!). The reception incorporated more fun elements including the amazing dance band, homemade photo booth and balloons!

From Shaun Menary PhotographyNatalie and Matt are close personal friends of ours, so it was such a joy to shoot their wedding. These two are real-deal soul mates. It’s just bonus that she’s so stylish, and he’s one dapper gent. They had a traditional ceremony at the couple’s home church in the sanctuary luscious with dark chocolate wood and romantic dim lighting. Natalie has a musical background and loves choral music, so the church choir came in on a Saturday just to serenade their bride down the aisle.

The reception at Room on Main was STEMS of Dallas knocked it out of the park (duh!) on floral arrangements, and the bride did all her own calligraphy… she can do yours, too! She also had the idea of heightening the centerpieces with helium balloons (embellished with gold fringe) to fill the space to the soaring 30-foot ceilings. And that lighting on the cake table… Matt had that custom-made for the proposal! I imagine they’re doing something equally rad with it in their house now.

It was a lovely celebration of two people so deep in love and so wonderful for one another. It was a pleasure to photograph and even more of a pleasure to participate. Much love to Matt and Natalie (AKA, Mattalie) Wilson!

Photography: Shaun Menary Photography | Floral Design: Stems Of Dallas | Wedding Dress: Amsale | Cake: Stein's Bakery | Ceremony Venue: Park Cities Presbyterian Church | Reception Venue: The Room On Main | Shoes: J.Crew | Rings: Bella Diamanti | Hair And Makeup: Kiss Her Face Bridal | Calligraphy: Natalie Grace Calligraphy Co. | Band: Ice House Band | Tux: Culwell & Son | Customized Lights: Chandler Signs | Earrings: J.Crew

Amsale and J.Crew are members of our Look Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here. Shaun Menary Photography is a member of our Little Black Book. Find out how members are chosen by visiting our FAQ page.
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Urban English Garden-Inspired Wedding

After falling in love at the tender age of 17, these two sweeties began a journey that took them all the way from first date to “I do.” And when the Big Day rolled around, they opted for an affair drenched in romantic, garden elegance straight out of a storybooks. The ever-fabulous Sarah Kate documented everything behind the camera, and you can pin to your heart’s content in the gallery right here.


From the Bride… Andrew and I met when we were 17. He surprised me with my favorite candy in the glove compartment of his car on our first date, and I knew I had met someone special. On our wedding day I gave him a bag of the same candy and the Jason Mraz CD he played in his car that night as a reminder of our past and simple beginnings as we took this next step forward into the world together.

When I envisioned our wedding I knew I wanted the feeling of traditional, classic elegance while maintaining a relaxed atmosphere that felt like “us.” Hickory Street Annex provided the perfect urban setting for this vision to come to life. The Vera Wang dress I chose, with intricate layering of the peplum horsehair overskirt, gave the impression of a classic ball gown from certain angles, when in reality a sleek organza mermaid base was the true foundation of the dress. It was romantic and traditional, but with the attitude and drama to make it different (and awesome).

We chose the outdoor lawn for our ceremony hoping for good weather, and after weeks of rain in Dallas we woke up to sunny skies and 68 degrees on our wedding day. I couldn’t believe our luck! The talented team at Bella Flora transformed the blank slate of grass into a romantic, woodsy space for our ceremony. My favorite elements were the shepherd’s hooks with succulents marking the aisle and the branching trees with blossoms that created our altar.

We kept the girls’ and my bouquets loose and free formed, and the groomsmen wore their suit vests without a jacket. They walked down the aisle to “In My Life” by the Beatles, set to strings by the talented Dallas String Quartet. After my sweet 3-year-old niece made her way down the aisle, my dad and I began our walk to DSQ’s fantastic arrangement of “Over the Rainbow” – I will never forget that feeling of overwhelming excitement and gratitude for the man at the end of the aisle and the people surrounding us!

After hugs, tears, photos with the family, and a few moments of peace (and cocktails!) with Andrew, we joined our guests in the warehouse loft upstairs for dinner, dancing, and the best party! The florals were stunning with our soft color palette of ivory and blush with accents of antique gold. Our cake table displayed seven small cakes all set on homemade wooden stands of varying heights for a vintage, laid-back vibe.

Dancing started early and never took a break with Signed Sealed Delivered providing the entertainment (and the cowbell) for the rest of the night. It was easily the best night of my life, and thank goodness I changed into flip-flops for the reception! One of my favorite moments was when Andrew’s parents surprised us with cowboy hats for the family, including one with a veil for the bride! I still laugh when I see the pictures!

Big thanks to our family and friends for their support, and thank you to Sarah Kate for these stunning images we will cherish forever!

Photography: Sarah Kate Photography | Florist: Bella Flora | Dress: Vera Wang | Cakes: Frosted Art | Band: Signed Sealed And Delivered | Coordination: DFW Events | Get-a-way Car: Blue Diamond Limo | Hair/make-up: Dana Dixon | Wedding And Reception: Hickory Street Annex