Flower lovers, this one’s for you. Tucked inside this classic Dallas affair is what can best be described as floral heaven designed by The Wildflowers with mountains of blooms by Bows and Arrows, elegant calligraphy by The Left Handed Calligrapher and the prettiest images captured by Stephanie Brazzle. From a troop of precious flower girls to a 15-person a cappella gospel choir and a sea of flora, get lost in this timeless celebration at Arlington Hall at Oak Lawn Park, right here. And speaking of celebrations and awesome vendors, we’re celebrating 10 years of our Little Black Book today. Cheers to a fabulous decade of LBB! Now on with the show…
Instead of an elaborate Pinterest board, Mary presented five adjectives that expressed her vision—among them “elegant,” “intimate,” “timeless,” “fun,” and “Glory to God.” As a designer, there is no better way to bring a new vision of what we are celebrating than with the inspiration of words, feelings, and the personal story of the couple. Getting to know Mary made creating a storied setting exceptionally easy. Immediately my mind went to Eau de Nil, Café Au Lait, toile patterns, garden stone, Songs and Sonnets of Springtime, curtains of silk, all coupled together for a delightfully intimate family feel. The ceremony was classical and heavenly, with Bows and Arrows taking cues from the surroundings to create a happy complement of greenery growing along the pillars. The infinite subtlety is what truly made it magical. With a resounding nod to Mary’s “Glory of God” vision, a 15-person a cappella gospel choir drew back the curtain to Mary’s entrance, singing “Glory, Glory, Hallelujah.”
Après-ceremony, guests were invited to walk along the gardens of the venue, Arlington Hall at Oak Lawn Park, with cocktails, charcuterie, and a trio of jazz musicians waiting for them at the end of the pathway. With the sound of ringing bells, guests were invited to dinner, greeted by tables of Mary’s family’s silver trays serving their escort cards. Upon entering the windowed dinner marquee, drapings of tea rose silk welcomed the guests into a cozy, intimate setting. After a treat of port poached pear salads, chicken saltimbocca with prosciutto, red wine-braised short rib, and heart-warming speeches, guests entered the Great Hall for dancing, donuts, and revelry. As the night grew darker, guests guided the bride and groom to their getaway car with lights of sparklers, signaling the end to a magical evening.
Photography: Stephanie Brazzle Photography | Floral Design: Bows and Arrows | Wedding Dress : Romona Keveza Legends | wedding cake: Panini Bakery | stationary: Yonder Design | Wedding Shoes : Manolo Blahnik | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: Food Glorious Food | Hair and Makeup : Samantha Landis | Calligraphy: The Left Handed Calligrapher | LIGHTING: Absolute Entertainment | BAND: Absolute Entertainment | Grooms Attire: The Black Tux | Transportation: Premier Transportation | Wedding Venue: Arlington Hall at Oak Lawn Park | hotel: Crescent Hotel | tent: Mike Sandone Productions, Inc. | Design and Planning : The Wildflowers | Donuts : Pavlos the Flower Workshop | Draping: Stage Works | Monogrammed Cookies: Bird Bakery | ceremony choir : Concord Church of Dallas Choir | grooms cake : cades cakes | rentals: Melody's Joy | rentals : Posh Couture Rentals | wedding dress boutique: Warren BarrÃ³n Bridal