When flipping through wedding photos is this much fun, I can’t imagine what it was like to actually be at the wedding! This jaw dropping event by Sarah Kate will truly take your breath away, as will the couple who is just as beautiful as their wedding day. It’s clear that every detail from this event was tastefully thought out, including the delightful floral arrangements by Stem’s of Dallas. Don’t worry, they didn’t go to waste! Be sure to read the bride’s words below and head over to the full gallery here!
From the Bride… When Aaron and I started to plan our wedding, we looked at an endless amount of venues online. We debated on whether to do a facility rental and DIY everything or use a hotel. We couldn’t be happier with our choice to have everything at the Four Seasons. I had no idea how much I would appreciate the service and amenities until the day of, when time is flying by and you don’t have time to do everything yourself. The resort was a great choice as it was local yet a little get-away for our guests. All along, we wanted everyone to enjoy their night. With the perfect spring weather, amazing food and an awesome band, we are pretty sure our wish was granted. We were beaming and overjoyed. Thanks to all of our wonderful vendors, including Sarah Kate, who did such a beautiful job capturing the happiness on our special day.
After over eight months of planning, I feel like I could write a book on what to do as well as things not to do! I had seen how florals get thrown away at the end of receptions. When you’re paying for them, it is really hard to think about them going to waste so quickly. We picked up some wine crates from local liquor stores (free!) and had a family friend cut them into 8×8-inch boxes. The florist then used these for some of the centerpieces, which went home with friends at the end of the night. I also bought some small mercury glass votives for the cocktail table arrangements so the bridesmaids could take one with them (although I forgot to tell them!). A big thanks to the florist, Stems, for working with all my requests and creating such beautiful designs! I was able to save on invitations and programs, as my sister is an art director and designed everything herself — a HUGE help and a special gift! Wearing my mother’s veil was another special part of the day for me. One mistake was waiting until the week before the wedding to do the tasks that seem small, but end up taking a long time. Without a wedding planner, I had no idea how busy I would be contacting vendors and getting every last detail figured out. Luckily my mom’s friends came over to help us make the pom-pom balls, tie ribbons, and stuff eco-fetti envelopes!
While I loved every bit of planning the big event, I’m so thankful for the sweetest man I now get to call my husband. The best gift! As we knew the day might be chaotic and stressful, Aaron and I said that we would make each other our focus for the day and cherish every moment. The memories from our ceremony are perfect — it was filled with love, happiness and the Lord’s blessings. We are so thankful to have been surrounded by our family and friends on such a fun night.
Wedding Photography: Sarah Kate, Photographer / Wedding Venue + Catering: Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas in Dallas, Texas / Floral Design: Stems of Dallas / Wedding Cinematography: Seth Thorpe of Shown, Inc. / Wedding Invitation + Program Design: Brooke Baker, Sister of the Bride / Wedding Cake: Lemon Sisters Bakery / Macaroons: Tart Bakery / Mini Cupcakes + Brownies: The Hopsitality Sweet / String Quartet: Forte Strings / Band: The Project / Straws: Splendid Shop / Heart Shutter Shades: Oriental Trading Company / Wedding Dress: Casablanca Bridal / Brides’ Veil: Her Mother’s / Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Bride’s Hair: Whitney Perry, A Friend of the Bride / Bride’s Makeup: Leslie Belcher / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Watters + Wtoo / Bridesmaids’ Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar / Men’s Suits: Jos. A. Bank