A classic Dallas wedding is a classic wedding like no other. There is a little bit extra flair in the Big D, giving tradition the perfect twist, if you ask me. And when you get a Bride like this lovely lady planning the day? There is the perfect amount of sweet too. It’s her dream day to her dream man (in a dreamy gown) and thanks to Aaron Snow Photography we have one gorgeous gallery to peruse. Take a little look here.

From the Bride… I have dreamed of my wedding day — of the dress and all the details — since I was a little girl, but it wasn’t until college I started really dreaming of the man who would stand beside me through life. So in 2006, I started writing this man letters, not knowing who it would be. It was a start of sorts to sharing my life with him. I wrote to him about family events such as my brother’s wedding, my semester exchange in Hawaii, my summer internships and working at the hospital. I told him I thought I’d meet him there someday. We met two years later at a leadership retreat. He scheduled a meeting with me the following week, and by Sunday, we were sharing brunch at Cheevers Café. We took a trip to Seattle 10 months later, and he popped the question right there in the Public Market. Brian is the man I prayed for, and he is my very best friend.

When it came time to plan, we discussed our top four priorities of the day (this was advice from friend). We decided our most important details would be in the venue, our photographer, the food and my dress. We are both “Type A” and have very similar taste, so we planned everything together and with quite a few spreadsheets. We loved working with Emily at the Rosewood Mansion. Her customer service and attention to detail allowed us to really enjoy each moment of our wedding weekend. Emily was such a blessing in the planning process. The Rosewood offered us a beautiful rooftop terrace for our ceremony, a lovely suite and balcony for our cocktail hour, and an elegant reception space. We loved the menu we chose and were so glad our guests were so pleased as well. We’re looking forward to celebrating many anniversaries to come at the Rosewood. Our photographer Aaron Snow is as cool as his photos are beautiful. We loved working with Aaron and are looking for an excuse to have him snap a few more photos very soon! Aaron captured all the details Brian and I spent time creating, and I’m so thankful those memories will forever be represented in his remarkable talent. Junior, of Garden Gate Floral Designs, is the “Franck” of Dallas Events. He is well-known for beautiful designs and for truly executing a bride’s vision. I wanted nothing more than peonies for my fall wedding. Not an easy request, but Junior made it happen, and I was so surprised and delighted as I sneaked a quick peek of the reception and bouquets – and found my blush pink peonies! 

There are so many details about the weekend and the wedding day that I love. My wedding band has a few diamonds from a sentimental ring my parents gave me when I was just a teenager. All my girls and I shared the most lovely bridal tea at the Rosewood the morning of the wedding. My parents built the arch we stood under during the ceremony. My new sister-in-law Stacy found the sign for our nephew Bennett to walk down the aisle holding – a fun surprise we planned together for Brian. My dear friends, Derek and Christy, and their sweet daughters came all the way from Wisconsin to be our flower girls. We loved that all our family kiddos got to play together at the brunch the day before the wedding. Brian and his mother danced to a beautiful Korean song in honor of their culture during the reception. Sugar Bee Sweets made our gorgeous and delicious, silver-sparkled ombre cake. One of our favorite details was the coffee-themed favors for our guests. Three local roasts, including Texas Pecan, filled the space with a delightful fragrance and Brian and I personally stamped all the muslin bags – “Let Love Brew.” Our sparkler send off was the perfect way to end such a beautiful day. And on our wedding day, I gave Brian those letters I started writing six years ago. We’ve been reading them each night before we go to bed. It’s been fun to talk about where each of us was at a particular time, but he certainly likes the ones where he finally comes into the picture and becomes my happily ever after.

Wedding Photography: Aaron Snow Photography / Wedding Venue: Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas, Texas / Floral Design: The Garden Gate / Wedding Cake: Sugar Bee Sweets / Ceremony String Trio: European Ensemble Strings / DJ + Lighting: Specialty Sound / Chairs: Chivari Chair Rentals of Dallas / Linens: BBJ Linen / Cake Table Linens: Marianne’s Rentals for Special Events / Ring Dish: Paloma’s Nest / Coffee: Central Market / Favor Stamp: Expressionery / Muslin Bags: Etsy / Wedding Dress: Lazaro via Stardust Celebrations / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Bride’s Jewelry: Designs by Flora / Hair + Makeup for the Bride + Mothers of the Bride & Groom: Elan Makep Studio / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Dessy / Bridesmaids’ Hair: Drybar / Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar / Mother of the Bride’s Dress: Sue Wong via Neiman Marcus / Men’s + Ring Bearers’ Tuxedos: Stardust Celebrations / Groom’s Ring: Spexton

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