Real Wedding Part I: Stephanie + Ben

Over the past 10 months, my team and I have had the opportunity to plan, organize and manage some of the most incredible weddings. For me, one of the most fun parts of my role is to see all the details come together to create this magical evening. And yes, some may cringe at the word “magical” for being a bit too cheesey. However, for a Bride, there’s nothing more amazing than seeing the details of their wedding right before their eyes while being surrounded by all of their loving family and friends.

To wrap up the year, I plan to share with you many of those weddings. One of the first I wanted to post was an incredibly fun couple from Dallas. Not only were they a fun couple to work with, but they two were athletes like myself and most of all….one of the most romantic couples. Stephanie and Ben were complete smiles all throughout the process. On the day of the wedding, she absolutely glowed with happiness.

For their wedding, Stephanie and Ben chose a more classic, romantic look. Their colors were shades of white complimented by a more summery shade of steel blue. (Which has been a hot color for 2010 and will carry over to the winter 2010/early spring 2011. It’s a good neutral tone.) This was a perfect compliment to reception venue’s existing decor. Their invitations and complimenting stationary items were a couture letterpress design by Crane. While they chose some very richly designed components to their wedding, they chose to compliment in other ways with simple, equally elegant items. Their pew markers were clusters of baby’s breather wrapped in a ivory satin ribbon. Normally, baby’s breath would cause one to cringe at memories of the 80’s prom coursage. However, in the past 12 months, baby’s breath is being used in a more modern vintage way. For her dress, she wore a couture gown with her mother’s veil.

Morgan Lynn captured the day with so many amazing pictures, I have had such a hard time selecting just a few to show you. I have decided to break it up into two post. Tomorrow, I will show you the details from the reception.

Wedding Day Recipe:

Church: St. Micheal Catholic Church
Reception: Courtyard on St. James
Photographer: Morgan Lynn Photography
Cake: Cakes by Gina
Flowers: Events in Bloom
Ceremony Music: Divisi Strings
Reception Entertainment: JM Productions
Linens: Elegant Beginnings
Hair/Makeup: The Perfect Face
Transportation: The Original Trolley Company
Host Hotel: Hotel Derek

Blissfully Inspired,
Samantha Darr


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