Natural Wedding at Trinity River Audubon Center

“I paid $217 for a husband. What a deal!” Alexis says, jokingly as she tells us how she met Nick on eHarmony  a little over three years ago.dallas_wedding_planner_0279dallas_wedding_planner_0280Shortly after dating for only a year and a half Nick knew Alexis was the one. He planned the proposal at his ranch on Easter day of 2015. Nick told Alexis that he had only gotten her one gift in her Easter basket. It was an engagement ring to which she said YES!

dallas_wedding_planner_0282All while enjoying their engagement the couple planned a beautiful wedding. Guests’ were invited to witness the couple exchange vows at their afternoon wedding that was held at St. Edwards Catholic Church with simple stationary suites created by Wedding Paper Divas.dallas_wedding_planner_0287dallas_wedding_planner_0283Alexis bridesmaids helped her make her debut down the aisle while dressed in beautiful gowns from J.Crew and Weddington Way.dallas_wedding_planner_0285dallas_wedding_planner_0289Of course Alexis looked absolutely stunning as well in her Justin Alexander bridal gown from The Perfect Bride. All of the ladies looked stunning with the assistance of Maitee Miles-Hair & Makeup and Drybar-Northpark.dallas_wedding_planner_0284 After saying “I Do!” family and friends helped the newlyweds celebrate their marriage at the naturally beautiful Trinity River Audubon Center (TRAC). The venue provided beautiful scenery and photo ops for the couple.dallas_wedding_planner_0286dallas_wedding_planner_0290dallas_wedding_planner_0291Flowers from DIRT popped against the celadon and navy linens from POSH. Also DIRT’s use of wood and metallic containers really helped bring the natural but elegant feeling both Alexis and Nick wanted for their wedding.dallas_wedding_planner_0288 dallas_wedding_planner_0292Guests’ had a grand time as they danced the night away to a great mix of music being spun by DJ Nathan of DJ Connection. They enjoyed cocktails and delicious food prepared by Bolsa Mercado, and took some fun pictures in the photo booth by KUVAgram.dallas_wedding_planner_0293

dallas_wedding_planner_0296The ladies of Honey & Salt Photography were there to beautifully capture all of these moments of love, happiness, and fun for a lifetime of memories.dallas_wedding_planner_0295 dallas_wedding_planner_0294No wedding would be complete without cake! The couples’ delicious and simple but amazing cake was created by non-other than Layered Bake Shop.dallas_wedding_planner_0297 dallas_wedding_planner_0298Alexis and Nick both enjoyed their wedding but, each had their favorite parts of the day. Alexis says, “My favorite moment was our vows. I’m sure Nick preferred the reception with the abundance of food and cocktails.” Alexis goes on to share that, “My wedding day was special because I was able to spend it with my family and friends.”dallas_wedding_planner_0299In efforts to help other brides, we always ask what would you do different? Alexis and Nick both agree, “Start early! It is so much easier to clear up any problems well in advance of the wedding. Also, go with your gut. If something doesn’t feel right, back away slowly and then run away as fast as you can.”

Alexis and Nick, it was truly a pleasure getting to know you and being apart of this new chapter in your lives.  We wish you the very best in all that you do together.

Kelsey and Seth’s Rustic Vintage Cross Timbers Winery Wedding

One of the best aspects of my job is being surrounded by amazing families during one of the most important time in their lives.  I really get to see love embodied in its truest form and it is a very humbling experience.

Kelsey & Seth Granda’s rustic/vintage wedding at Cross Timbers Winery in Grapevine, TX was one of those beautiful moments.  The respect and love that exuded from their family and friends in support of their upcoming nuptials was felt by all who were privileged to be apart of their special day.  Not only in emotional support, but in demonstration during the wedding.  Kelsey’s sister and maid of honor, Jourdin, designed the wedding invitations and programs while a family friend handled the printing.  A close friend of the family officiated the ceremony.  A long time friend performed “I Have and I Always Will” by Dave Barnes during the family and wedding party processional.  Members of their wedding party played “Forever Like That” by Ben Rector, and “Arithmetic” by Brooke Fraser while the guests and the bridal party partook in communion.  Finally, Kelsey’s dad played the guitar while she and Seth had their first dance to “Making Memories Of Us” by Keith Urban.  Let’s also not forget that her dad announced the entire wedding party using his own special descriptions for each of them.  When Kelsey was asked about these wonderful contributions she simply replied “It’s so powerful when your best friends and your family aren’t only supporting you by standing up there with you, but they also usher guests into moments of tranquility, sweetness, and holiness.  That was very, very special.”

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Personal details were adorned tastefully throughout the wedding.  As a sweet token of appreciation, Kelsey proudly displayed her mother and grandmothers’ wedding gowns along with their pictures beside each dress as a way of honoring them for paving the way for their future generations.

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Kesley and Seth’s favorite desserts of banana pudding, pocket pies by ZenZero and cupcakes by Sprinkles Cupcakes were served in lieu of a traditional wedding cake.  Her grandmother’s lace dollies, silver overlay vases and milk vases were lovingly placed on the guests’ tables.  Daisies, Kelsey’s favorite flower, were part of the colorful yellow, ivory, peach and touch of grey floral by DIRT.

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Kelsey made a few of her own décor pieces that helped tie her theme together.  Inside the barn, she hung large burlap fabric w/ various sized pinwheels along the walls.  She made fabric banners to be hung as backdrops outside.

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Who would have known that when they met 4 years and 7 months prior at their school’s orientation week during a concert, they would find the love of their life and say ‘I Do’ forever.  This March wedding was truly the embodiment of unconditional love blessed by God and all those who were there to bear witness.

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Other Professionals who helped make this day all Kelsey and Seth dreamed it to be ::

Photographer :: June Bug Company

Lighting :: ES-Events

Rentals :: Rent My Dust