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Oh y’all. Today’s wedding is a vintage Southern dream. Can you believe that Alli + Chad’s beautiful venue was her grandfather’s backyard? Alli’s mom had arched windows constructed and placed in the meadow and I think it’s one of the prettiest ceremony set-ups I’ve seen. The garden-like flowers pulled in the elements of their surroundings beautifully without being overwhelming. It looks like the sweetest outdoor chapel, don’t you think? Big thanks to Anahi Navarro for sharing this wedding with us!

How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. Chad and I met while in college at the University of North Texas. I was a sophomore studying fashion and Chad was a golf professional at Oakmont Country Club.
Describe the proposal. We both enjoy traveling and have taken trips to New York, Colorado, Mexico, and Jamaica, to name a few. Nine years into our relationship, my mom took the two of us to Austria and Germany to see the Passion Play in Oberammergau. On the third night of the trip while in Vienna, we attended a fabulous formal dinner in an old palace, followed by a concert of classical music and ballet. Chad had made arrangements earlier in the day to propose during the intermission. He called me onto the stage and, in front of a crowd of over 500, gave me a gorgeous bouquet of Vienna roses and proceeded to get down on one knee. He had a small Swarovski crystal box with the ring inside! Immediately following the proposal, the entire audience joined us on the balcony for a champagne toast! It was an unforgettable evening.
Three adjectives that describe the day are: Romantic, whimsical, enchanting.
In what month did you get married? April
How many guests attended your wedding? 175
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: There are too many too choose! There were so many details that my mom took hours planning and preparing, like the vintage furniture, floral arrangements created in my grandmothers silver, and hand-painted signs. My wedding cake was presented under a chandelier-crowned tent that was decorated as the bride’s dressing room. An antique dressing table held girly vintage dresser trays and powder jars, Stylebuilt jewelry boxes, and gloves. An antique brass hat rack displayed vintage ladies attire. A vintage wedding dressed Barbie reminded guests of fond memories of childhood dreams. Another highlight of the night was our departure from the reception in one of my grandfathers’ vintage Ford automobiles! A 1950 Ford convertible was sitting in the driveway complete with vintage suitcases ready for the honeymoon with ribboned tin cans hanging from the bumper. As guests awaited us, a costumed popcorn vender handed out old fashioned striped bags of popcorn. The convertible started with a rumble and a roar and guests ran alongside the car tossing rose petals as we rolled out of the driveway.
Tell us about finding your wedding dress: I searched all over Dallas! After visiting Warren Barron Bridal Salon in Highland Park Village, I knew I had found the one. It was a Lela Rose A-line, strapless dress of cotton and silk faille.
Describe your wedding flowers: The tables were adorned with silver containers of pink roses and baby’s breath, Queen Anne’s lace and hydrangeas! Vintage baskets, tiny bottles, mason jars and mercury glass vases were spilling over with greenery, peonies, wild flowers and fern. The Bride’s bouquet and the maids’ bouquets were a bundle of fresh flowers that looked like they had just been picked from someone’s garden. The men’s boutonnieres were all different, tiny clusters of wild flowers and greens with a feather here and there.

Photographer: Anahi Navarro and Aga Images // Planner: Donna Liston // Rentals: Dream Weddings by All Party Rentals // Flowers: Bloomer’s // Cake: Cynthia’s Cakes // Catering: Wray & Co. Catering // Bride’s Dress: Lela Rose “The Pond” // Bride’s Hair Accessories/Veil: Custom made by Stanley Korshak Dallas // Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Amsale // Accessories: Earring by Azaara

Want to see more beautiful ceremonies?
Beverly + Curtis’ forest ceremony here and reception here.
Kara + Tyler’s outdoor ceremony here and reception here.

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
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    truly stunning! that backdrop is beautiful

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  3. avatar Hallie reply

    gorgeous! where did y’all get the “glad you’re here” signage made?

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Merriment Events and Don Mears Photography make my heart happy. Alex + Paul’s May wedding was a springy garden-like celebration that boasted bright florals, which looked even more amazing against Alex’s bridesmaids’ teal green dresses. I love how each gal wore a style that most flattered her, while still color-matching. Of course, I’d be remiss if I neglected to highlight the beribboned wreaths on the doors and the adorable send off. Guests congratulated the newlyweds by ringing dozens of bells as Alex + Paul made their way to their bright blue vintage car. The bells belong to Paul’s family and it’s tradition for them to be rung at family weddings! Now that’s a great way to start a party, no?

How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. We became friends during our senior year of college. During the years after graduation, we would bump into each other in random places (twice in Europe and once in Las Vegas!) and the friendship developed into a relationship.
Describe the proposal. I grew up on the beach in Montauk, and over the course of our relationship it became a special place for me and Paul. Paul wasn’t able to plan a trip up to Montauk for us because of my schedule, so he brought Montauk to me to set the scene for the proposal. We came home from dinner to find my backyard transformed into a beachscape—covered in sand with a projection of a Montauk sunset onto a movie screen.
Three adjectives that describe the day are: Unique, personal and intimate.
In what month did you get married? May
How many guests attended your wedding? 250
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: We wrote individual notes to each couple attending the wedding and left them on the table prior to the guests’ arrival. We knew we wouldn’t have much time with everyone so this was a unique way to tell them how important they are in our lives. Dinner was served family style, which was a personal touch that we wanted to incorporate into our day. Gay Berry of A Pimento Catering created an intimate dining experience for 250 people, cooking and managing her staff out of a 20 x 20 tent.
Tell us about finding your wedding dress: I was determined to find my dress in one day, so my mom, my sisters and I set out on a whirlwind bridal tour of New York City. I put a deposit down on a dress and was ready to cancel my last appointment but my mom and sisters convinced me to go anyway, just in case. I walked into Gabriella’s salon in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York and saw that a bridal designer was there for his trunk show. There was one dress of the several I tried on that I kept going back to, but something was missing. We asked to take the straps down, and with that minor tweak it turned into the dress I knew I wanted to wear on my wedding day.

Photographer: Don Mears Photography // Planner: Courtney Spencer // Ceremony venue: St. Bridgets Catholic Church // Reception venue: Maymont // Florist: Flower Girls // Wedding Cake Baker: Sweetest Thing Bakery // Caterer: A Pimento // Rentals: Tent from Skyline // Linens: La Tavola, napkin rentals from Classic Party Rentals of Virginia, other rentals from Beehive Events and Festive Fare // Bride’s Dress: Matthew Christopher // Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade // Paper: Reception calligraphy by Ginny Rogan // Makeup: Stephanie Parker

*Merriment Events is a Southern Weddings sponsor.

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar Lisa reply

    What gorgeous flowers and a beautiful church!

  2. avatar HollandPhotoArts reply

    What a sweet & fun wedding to start 2012 off with! How can you not *love* an affair with cowbells?!? Beautiful work, Don, Lindsay & Courtney! xoxo…a&b

  3. avatar Handmade Wedding Albums reply

    What a lovely wedding. Going to that last wedding dress salon was well worth it. Stunning dress.

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  5. avatar kate reply

    Hi! Would you be able to tell me the desiger for the bridesmaid dresses and color? I’m looking to do the exact same color, but I’m having trouble finding it. Love the emerald green dresses! Thanks so much!

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