Michael and Murphy met in the summer of 2005 while training for a triathlon and began dating shortly after. The two however split ways after three years of dating as Murphy moved to France and Michael started his MBA at Indiana University.
I guess you can say distance truly makes the heart grow fonder! Murphy goes on to say, “Three years after splitting, we both ended up in the Midwest and reconnected over tacos in Chicago. That was four years ago and the rest is history.”
Michael planned to propose to Murphy at their favorite park but, Murphy derailed the plan as she wouldn’t stop talking about a movie she had just seen. Michael finally got Murphy to stop talking and took to bending knee right in front of a neighborhood bar before they were about to enter for drinks.
From there the two planned a simple yet beautiful wedding. With invitations created by Needle in a Haystack; the couple invited guests’ to join them and witness their love at the stunning Nasher Sculpture Center.
Murphy made her way down the aisle in very simple sleek dress sewn by Jamal at Richard Brooks Fabrics. Murphy’s dress was recreated from a dress designed and worn by Danielle Sherman, Creative Director of Edun, which Murphy saw in an issue of Vogue Magazine. The team at Michael Flores Salon helped her achieve her look of effortless beauty.
After a lovely ceremony guests’ moved to the cocktail reception and were greeted by local artists playing fun upbeat music as they mingled around the water feature of The Nasher garden. Guests’ went on to find their escort cards that hung on the boxwood hedge wall by Ducky Bob’s, who also provided the tables and chairs for the evening.
Everyone absolutely loved the foliage wall as it went so well with the garden. Their favorite part was the beautiful custom acrylic monogram by Artifacture.
The reception was absolutely gorgeous with sleek linens by BBJ Linen. The organic floral arrangements by Garden Gate Floral, who also did the ceremony floral pieces, looked stunning against the white linens and natural elements of the gardens.
The couple kept their décor very simple and focused on elements that would enhance their guests’ experience and not take away from The Nasher’s beauty. “Ultimately, we wanted our décor choices to suggest that our wedding was a special event but also to put people at ease” says Murphy.
Wolfgang Puck catered an amazing family style dinner creating the opportunity for their loved ones to interact and get to know one another. Murphy shares with us, “My favorite moment was hearing the chatter of loved ones getting to know each other and friends have a good time as we ate dinner. Almost all of our guests came from out of town so we really wanted to the focus of the wedding to be on showing them a good time. I was so happy to watch everyone enjoy themselves.”
What’s a great dinner without great cake? Sugar Bee Sweets created “naked cakes” for both the bride and groom. These cakes were as tasty as they were beautiful!
The night took off into full swing with tons of dancing to some great tunes being spun by DJ Mike with LeForce Entertainment. And we are so happy that Ben & Chrys of Ben Q Photography were there to capture all of these special moments.
The two ended their night and were whisked away in style by a luxury car from Silverwest Limos. But, no special night would be complete without a pit-stop at Dallas’ world famous Fuel City for their first late night taco date as a married couple.
Michael and Murphy’s wedding day was everything they could ever dream of. We are so grateful to have been a part of this special day.