Dallas Wedding from Sarah Kate Photography + Candlelight Films
December 11, 2012
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This one is for the reader who logged onto Style Me Pretty this morning searching for something pretty to go with that morning coffee. It's so gorgeous, you won't even need a second cup. Filled with blooms from Bella Flora of Dallas, captured by Sarah Kate Photography, and with a grand finale from Candlelight Films, it's the kind of stunning that wakes up every one of your senses and feels a little like a party in your pitter pattering heart. Click here for more!
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You'll be dancing in your seat from pure, giddy, happiness throughout the film from Candlelight Films!
On June 6, 2011 Kyle landed his dream job. I made reservations to take him out for a celebratory dinner, took cupcakes over to his apartment along with a car full of balloons. I kissed him goodbye and went home to get ready for the first night of the rest of my life. He picked me up around 6, we started the night at Dee Lincoln's, a wine and bubbles bar in Dallas. The conversation was beautiful, lots of laughs.

Then it was time to make our way to dinner, a dinner I thought I had planned. Kyle knows I love walking places so I did not hesitate or question when he bypassed the valet and parked alongside the city streets a few blocks away from Al Biernat's. I got out of the car. He paused then met me at my door. He was on one knee. The universe was spinning. From what we both can remember, he said something then, ".......I've loved you since the day I met you. Make me the happiest man in the world. Sarah, will you marry me?" Tears in our eyes, he slid the perfectly round 6-prong solitaire diamond ring on my finger--sparkling and sparkling in the soft street lamp light. Romantic is an understatement. But, just wait. We cried, we laughed, I was in absolute shock, we walk to the restaurant. The maitre'd took us to our table and my entire family was excitedly waiting, with menus covering their faces. As we approached everyone took the menus away and the celebration continued. It was such a magical night.

The Rosewood Crescent Hotel houses Capital Grille and Palominos, two of our favorite restaurants in Dallas. Did I mention it's the most beautiful hotel I've ever seen? I also used to live across the street, so most of our dates and celebrations took place at the Crescent. We spent birthdays and graduations at Capital Grille while Palominos was a place we took our parents when they would visit or for a holiday brunch. So, when we begin our venue search, it was always close to our hearts. After we took the tour and met with the catering manager, it could not be more perfect. It felt like us, bright, airy, romantic, peaceful and familiar. We booked June 2 the very next day.

I love love love soft, romantic color palettes. I'm a lover of french country/cottage design/decor. I knew from the get go my colors would be champagne, blush pink with some peach. We decided to have a formal wedding based on our venue and my vision of my dream wedding. A long train, tuxedos, updos, round bouquets, enormous flowing centerpieces, glowing light illuminating a beautiful ballroom. I sent Bella Flora my pinterest boards ALL the time and they made my vision come to life. One of my favorite parts besides the gorgeous floral arrangements was the linens we had hanging from the ceiling surrounding the chandelier.

I'm a sentimental mess! I wore my mom's petticoat. She wore it the day she married my dad and it was so special having it on as I walked down the aisle. It fit perfectly. I also wore my grandmother's jewelry; her beautiful diamond earrings and her sapphire bracelet acted as my something blue. Another, maybe my favorite touch was my bouquet. My great grandmother (my grandfather's mom), who is no longer with us, but whom I was very close to gave my grandmother (her daughter in law) a rosary before they were married. My grandmother lent me the rosary and it was wrapped around my bouquet stem, in my hands as I walked down the aisle. It was very special to have a part of her there with us.

I loved getting ready with my closest friends and family. A lot of my best friends live out of state so to be in one room all day getting ready and laughing was so so perfect. I vividly remember my mom, MOH and wedding planner getting me into my dress, while my beautiful bridesmaids watched! It was so special. I remember my dad and I in the back of the church. Before the doors opened, he said "Are you ready?" It was so calming and so emotional at the same time. He's the best. I remember leaving the church for the reception my hand in Kyle's just in awe of being married. I remember our first dance and the dip, which we practiced and worked on for so long. I remember the first time I saw the ballroom, right as we were announced. It was the most beautiful, spectacular sight. It was my dream wedding manifested into reality. I just remember being so unbelievably happy and dancing with Kyle all night. 

Photography: Sarah Kate Photography / Cinematography: Candlelight Films / Flowers: Bella Flora of Dallas / Event Design: Bella Flora of Dallas, Lucy Diaz-Flores / Event Planning: Bella Flora of Dallas, Jaime Jones / Ceremony Location: Holy Trinity Catholic Church of Dallas / Reception Location: Rosewood Crescent Hotel / Invitations: Checkerboard from Stardust Celebrations / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Wedding Dress # 1: Maggie Sottero from Lulu’s Bridal Boutique / Wedding Dress #2: Victoria Nicole Dress from Stardust Celebrations / Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bill Levkoff from Stardust Celebrations / Ascot Retailer: Stardust Celebrations / Bride and Groom’s Cake: Rosewood Crescent Hotel / Hair: Evelyn Kershaw / Make-up: Kelly Schira / Rolls Royce: Blue Diamond Limo