Lush Garden Wedding at Omni Dallas

Sarah and Ethan met through mutual friends during their junior year of college while studying abroad in Sydney, Australia. The two quickly became friends and stayed friends for a couple years before officially dating. After dating for two and a half years, Ethan popped the question! Ethan set up such a beautiful and personal proposal. Sarah goes on to tell us, “He set up pictures of us in a heart shape on our living room floor with a scrapbook set in the center filled with more pictures of us. The last page of the scrapbook said, “Will You Marry Me?”, to which Sarah said YES!” Afterward, the two went to their favorite restaurant for dinner where both of their families were waiting to surprise Sarah with well wishes. Ethan also had friends waiting for the two at a nearby bar to surprise Sarah and continue the celebration.From there the planning process began. Sarah did not start off with having a theme for her wedding but, with our suggestion she started using Pinterest and pinning anything she liked. After a few pins, Sarah realized that she loved greenery, clean lines, various metals, and neutral colors. From there her inspiration morphed into a theme of natural elegance.After narrowing down likes, dislikes, and the color palette the happy couple were ready to invite their friends and family to their wedding. Stamped Paper Co. did an amazing job with the invitation suites that matched the couples vision so perfectly! Guests’ gathered at Congregation Sherith Israel to witness Sarah and Ethan join as one. Sarah made her way down the aisle to the soft sounds of Dallas String Quartet in the background. She looked absolutely stunning in a gorgeous gown designed by Augusta Jones, from Stardust Celebrations and custom hand-made bolero by Rylee Calvert of Altered for the Altar. Any beautiful bride would not be complete without hair and make-up; Erin Blair did a beautiful job of enhancing Sarah’s natural beauty for her special day. After witnessing a beautiful ceremony guests were chauffeured by Executive Car Services to The Omni Hotel Dallas for a night of great food and celebration. Emerald City Band kept the party going all night long with upbeat tunes for guests to dance the night away a top of the white and gold trimmed dance floor by DFW Dance Floors. Our sister company, Freesia did an amazing job at pulling together Sarah and Ethan’s vision for a lush garden wedding! Freesia used a soft floral color palette of white, blush and touches of lavender using a mix of large open blooms and a few delicate beauties. They also used an array of mixed metal votives and floating candles for a soft glow. The centerpieces looked gorgeous placed a top of fine linens by La Tavola. One of our favorite pieces from Freesia was the grand escort wall display with acrylic hexagon tags made by Artifacture with calligraphy by Jourdin Hendrix Calligraphy. Another favorite was the floral arch that framed the cakes so beautifully. Speaking of cake, these yummy beauties were designed by Panini Bakery.Beyond lit the room with amazing up-lighting and pin spots to highlight focal points throughout the reception. The lush look and experience would not have been complete without the help of a few rentals of cocktail reception bars and chairs from Bella Acento along with soft pillows, band backdrop, and reception bars from Fauxcades. The fabulous Shannon Skloss Photography always makes time stand still capturing intimate moments and amazing details. Thompson Pictures filmed the entire day for lasting memories that the happy couple will get to relive forever.

“My favorite moment of our wedding was our first look. Being able to spend time together alone before the ceremony was really special.” says Sarah.When looking back on their wedding, we asked, “What would you do differently about your wedding if you had to do it all over again?” Sarah said that she wouldn’t change a thing but, would absolutely still hire a wedding planner! “I was able to know that I had a plan B if it rained. She kept me calm and organized throughout the process and the entire day of…having a planner kept me from stressing and allowed me to really soak in the day.” We wish these lovebirds the best as they venture into life together as one.

Shalom!

Elegant Wedding at Omni Dallas

Tracy and Sean met through mutual friends at a dinner nearly 5 years ago and immediately hit it off. They went their separate ways and did not reconnect until a year later via the dating app, Tinder. Of course, they were a match! The two went on an awesome first date where they closed-down the bar, and as Tracy tells us, “the rest is history.”

After dating for a while Sean proposed to Tracy on May 16, 2015 while watching the sunset at a special spot of theirs in the Pacific Palisades. From that moment, Tracy and Sean began planning a beautiful wedding.Tracy wanted a simple and elegant, yet clean and modern look for the wedding. The couple chose the perfect color palette of white, gold, and accents of lavender to match their style.Bella Accento and Fauxcades did an amazing job with their rentals and capturing the ambiance that these lovebirds were trying to create. “Everything from the mirrored tables and bars to the romantic candles and modern lucite accents. Our wedding décor was every bit of romantic.” says Tracy. And we all know a romantic ambience wouldn’t be possible without the perfect lighting provided by Beyond.Stamped Paper Co. did an amazing job designing sleek yet elegant invitations to invite all of Sean and Tracy’s friends and family to join them at Omni Dallas. Stamped Paper Co. also created all of Tracy and Sean’s other day of invitation suite elements. Tracy looked stunning in her Eugenia Couture gown from Patsy’s Bridal with hair and makeup by Maitee Miles. The Dallas String Quartet played in the background as Tracy made her down the aisle to Sean.Tracy shared her favorite moment of her wedding with us, “It was seeing Sean for the first time as my dad and I walked down the aisle. Sean and I decided not to do a first look, so that the first time we would see each other would be at the ceremony. It paid off, because we both started bawling instantly, and it made for a really special moment.” After a beautiful traditional Jewish ceremony, guests were invited to the ballroom for dinner and dancing. Jordan Kahn Orchestra kept the party going all night long with their energetic stage presence and upbeat tunes. Susan Cooper of Live Event Painting was there and captured the newlyweds first dance atop of the all-white dance floor by DFW Dance Floors. Bella Flora helped bring in the elegance with lush hydrangea, soft roses, and pops of delicate lavender sweet pea and phalaenopsis orchid blooms. Their arrangements looked stunning placed on the plush liens by La Tavola. Helm Productions was there to capture each and every precious moment on video while f8 Studios made time stand still capturing some great photos of details and happy smiles.Keeping with the couples simple and elegant style, Panini Bakery & Cakes designed a stunning wedding cake with soft details. They let their creativity shine with the groom’s cake that was inspired by Sean’s company, Pridebites LLC, and their beloved dog, Sadie. We asked Tracy to share another special moment with us as she had so many. She says, “Spending the day with my mom, mother-in-law and all of my bridesmaids as we got ready was so special to me. We had so much fun drinking champagne and dancing around the room singing, “Going to the chapel and we’re gonna get married…” there’s something about having all of your favorite people in one place at one time.”No blog would be complete without asking our couples to share a piece of advice to help our future clients. Tracy and Sean both agree that they would not do anything differently! Tracy goes on to tell us, “I am happy I listened to our wedding planner who insisted we eat something before going into the reception and joining the party. I wasn’t exactly sold on this detail at first, and now in hindsight, I’m so happy we did it! I was worried I would miss out on fun things happening inside the reception. But honestly, it was the best thing we could have done…Sean and I were taken into a private room to eat and drink before joining the party and we got to have a moment together just us and actually eat. With a full belly, we were both ready to dance the night away! The other bit of advice I would give is to drink a lot of water!”Tracy and Sean are doing well and tell us their favorite thing about being married is getting to refer to the other as husband or wife. We are so glad we could be a part of their day and help with the planning process. It was truly a pleasure!