Rachel and Josh met at SMU through a mutual friend. When Josh realized Rachel was “the one” he ordered a gorgeous ring and anxiously awaited proposing to her on her birthday. But when Josh picked up the ring two days prior, he couldn’t wait another minute and rushed to Rachel’s apartment to ask her to marry him on the spot.
Eighteen months later, the two celebrated their beautiful day among family and friends at the Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas. Rachel’s bridesmaids wore stylish short plum-colored dresses and the groomsmen donned coordinating ties and vests with their tuxedos.
The bride’s penchant for butterflies was represented by the darling charm necklaces she gave her attendants and the design of the menu cards. Tiny details brought the regal color scheme to life throughout the evening – from the bride’s bold blue shoes peeking out from her glorious gown to the eggplant colored feathers that adorned the escort cards. The look was brought together by stunning floral designs by the incredibly gifted Junior Villanueva of The Garden Gate. At the reception, Junior created gorgeous tablescapes that were punctuated by amazing lighting by Absolute.
Children were a big part of the celebration, and they had their own section of the ballroom to party kid-style, which included board games and Wii’s. Following a lovely five-course dinner by the Omni’s culinary team and delicious wedding cake from Fancy Cakes by Lauren, the couple and their guests danced the night away to an energetic performance by Signed Sealed Delivered. And they lived happily ever after…
Band: Signed Sealed Delivered
Bridal gown: Eve of Milady, StarDust Celebrations
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Bill Levkoff, LuLu’s Bridal Boutique
Cake: Fancy Cakes by Lauren
Ceremony: Crown of Life Lutheran Church
DJ/Emcee: Simply Music
Flowers: Garden Gate, 214.220.1272
Hair & Make-up: Elan Make-up Studio
Lighting: Absolute Lighting
Photographer: Vera Crosby
Reception: Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas
Rentals: BBJ Linen and M&M Special Events
Transportation: Superior One
Videographer: Hakim Sons
Wedding Planner: StarDust Celebrations, Staci Freeman