Jewish Summer Wedding at Cityplace Events

After meeting through mutual friends, Grant and Rachel went on to date, and 2 1/2 years later of Rachel’s healthy cooking that Grant loved to eat, he popped the question!

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Let me tell you, the proposal was so sweet! When Grant took Rachel on a boat on Lake Travis in Austin, he led her to a banner overlooking the lake where their families were standing holding a banner that read, “Marry Me?”.

On August 2, 2014, Grant and Rachel married at Cityplace Events in Dallas, Texas. This Dallas summer wedding was stunning. Rachel wore a gorgeous gown by Maggie Sottero and her bridesmaids wore dresses by Dessy. How beautiful are they?

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Before the ceremony, Grant and Rachel did a private first look. AutumnLight Photography and Lynn Films captured this moment and every moment of the day beautifully.

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After some fun pictures were taken and guests were starting to arrive, the couple, their families and closest friends made their way to the ketubah signing where some laughs and tears were shed. It was the perfect start to a beautiful ceremony that followed.

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For the ceremony, a beautiful soft harp, played by Laurel McConkey, greeted guests and led the wedding party down the aisle. She was phenomenal.

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Mazel tov to the new Mr. and Mrs. Cohen!

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After the ceremony, the guests where greeted with a delicious cocktail hour. They sipped on red and white wine, and crisp sparkling water with lime. They also ate yummy hors d’ oeuvres consisting of mini chicken burgers, mushroom risotto and beef potato wheels.

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Once the cocktail hour ended, guests entered a gorgeous reception in the Cityplace Events Loft. Rachel really loved the look of a soft romantic color palette consisting of white, ivory, blush and gold. She really wanted something timeless and sophisticated. Magic Moments did a fabulous job with the floral and lighting to really capture her vision. What a stunning combination for a summer wedding!

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For their first dance, Grant and Rachel chose “How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding. Such a beautiful song for a first dance.

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After a delicious dinner, it was time to cut the cake! How gorgeous is that cake? Rachel wanted to surprise Grant with a special cake of his own.  A tried and true UT Longhorn fan and basketball lover, “Team Cohen” commenced. Panini Bakery truly did an amazing job on both of them.

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After the cake was cut it was time for the Hora!  Guests spun Rachel and Grant all around and then everyone danced the night away to music from LimeLight the Band!

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As the night came to an end, guests gathered outside to bid farewell to the sweet couple with fun ribbon wands. We love this unique alternative for a departure!

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When asking Rachel about her favorite moment of their wedding day, she said, “It’s hard to just pick one moment that was my favorite. I loved seeing Grant for the first time, seeing our vision come to life and dancing with all our family and friends.”

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Rachel, Grant and Family, it was an absolute pleasure working with you and getting to know over the past year.  You have such a special and close bond.  It was a privilege to be a small part of your big day. We couldn’t be happier for you and wish you a lifetime of happiness together!  Mazel tov!

To see even more of Rachel and Grant, check out this fantastic video by Lynn Films ::

Grant + Rachel from Lynn Films on Vimeo.

:: More Amazing Vendors in the Team ::

BBJ Linen & GBS Linens :: Linens

Specialty Imports by Jenne Becker :: Stationary/Paper Product Co.

Tisha at TC Makeup :: Makeup/Hair

Romantic Remembrances :: Departure Transportation

Landmark Limo :: Guest Transportation

 

 

 

 

 

A Southern Vintage Wedding at The Room On Main

Natalie & Aaron’s southern vintage wedding at Perkins Chapel and The Room On Main was so much fun to plan.  Their quirky personalities and love for one another brought so much joy to this special occasion and Natalie’s mom was truly their cheerleader of support and encouragement every step of the way.

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The couple attended Oklahoma University where they had been friends for a while until one night Natalie asked Aaron to her annual date party.  They were inseparable from that moment on.

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Two years later, Aaron planned an engagement that Natalie would never forget.  After taking her to dinner, he walked her to her car & handed her an envelope, which would begin a scavenger hunt of clues that would eventually lead her to her ‘Happily Ever After‘.  Aaron had been a mascot for three different teams in Oklahoma and had each mascot waiting with four red balloons to give to Natalie when she arrived to three of the four locations. Her first location was the Library where they first met with Routie from the Tulsa 66ers. The second location was O’Connell’s where they had their “first spark” with Dozer from the OKC Yard Dawgs.  Natalie’s third location was the tree where Aaron first told her he loved her with Volt from the WNBA Tulsa Shock.  Finally, her final location was the OU Tack & Field where Aaron was anxiously awaiting her arrival with friends & family hiding in the stands.  Marry Me” by Train was playing in the background and when she arrived Aaron read the significance of what each grouping of the balloons meant.  He asked her to marry him on bended knee and right as she said “Yes!” their friends and family jumped out screaming & shouting.  The ring flew out of Natalie’s hand and everyone hurried to find it.  Aaron bent down on his knee & asked her again.  This time, making sure the ring was on her finger.

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Their wedding was just as creative and special.  Pops of blue, coral, green, lace, burlap and butterfly accents filled the room.  Handmade N’s & A’s were placed on each table with monogrammed birch vases.  Every table had its own unique vintage elements that added interest for guests’ eyes to view.

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To no surprise, everyone was full of bubbling energy.  As soon as the glow necklaces came out, the crowd filled the dance floor and never sat down.  Of course the night wouldn’t be complete without mascots, Boomer and Volt making a surprise appearance.

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As the night came to an end, guests lined the walkway waving ribbon wands adorned in their wedding colors.  In a sweet gesture of love, Natalie’s parents surprised them with a vintage Bentley for their departure.  They drove off into their new journey as husband and wife and have continued the fun and love ever since.

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Vendor Team ::

Photographer :: Nossa Arte Photography     DJ/Lighting :: Nexus Productions     Videographer :: Stationary Motion Weddings     Florist :: Teresa Renfro

Baker :: DiviniDee Cakes     Caterer :: CN Catering     Officiant :: Love Notes    Transportation :: Romantic Remembrances