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s ce ne Dallas Weddings AMANDA GADISON & LUIS “ ROWDY ” PA JARE S August 31, 2013 The Adolphus Hotel Photos by Perez Photography The couple Amanda and Rowdy, both sales reps in telecommunications, met in 2009 at a birthday party. When it came time for the proposal a few years later, Rowdy included Amanda’s brother, Webster, who was serving in Afghanistan, in a Skype session. The DeTails Meredith Commender of Significant Events of Texas coordinated the beautiful affair celebrating family. Rowdy’s an Alabama fan, and the 11 groomsmen made their reception entrance throwing soft Crimson Tide footballs to guests. Amanda’s bouquet was wrapped in her grandfather’s monogrammed handkerchief and her grandmother’s 50-year-old brooch. – Connie Dufner amanda looked radiant in essense of australia. Rowdy’s suit was custom-made by pinnacle clothiers. GBS Linens outfitted the escort table in blush. Fancy Cakes By Lauren designed the dulce de leche-filled bride’s cake. The couple made a fairy-tale horse drawn-carriage exit. The Significantly Said menu cards The bride’s bouquet by Branching Out Floral & Event Design 118 MODERN LUXURY BRIDES DALLAS | S P R I NG / SU MMe R 2 0 1 4

Scene Dallas Weddings

AMANDA GADISON & LUIS "ROWDY" PAJARES

August 31, 2013

The Adolphus Hotel

Photos by Perez Pho tograp hy

THE COUPLE Amanda and Rowdy, both sales reps in telecommunications, met in 2009 at a birthday party. When it came time for the proposal a few years later, Rowdy included Amanda's brother, Webster, who was serving in Afghanistan, in a Skype session. THE DETAILS Meredith Commender of Significant Events of Texas coordinated the beautiful affair celebrating family. \Rowdy's an Alabama fan, and the 11 groomsmen made their reception entrance throwing soft Crimson Tide footballs to guests. Amanda's bouquet was wrapped in her grandfather's monogrammed handkerchief and her grandmother's 50-year-old brooch. —Connie Dufner

MARJON ZABIHI & GIBBS HENDERSON

October 19, 2013

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

Photos by John Cain Pho tograp hy

THE COUPLE Marjon, the public relations manager for Neiman Marcus Downtown, could not have scripted a more perfect start to her wedding journey. The couple was on a getaway to Santa Barbara, Calif., and Gibbs, an attorney with Waters, Kraus & Paul, made a detour off the Pacific Coast Highway for lunch in Malibu. They strolled to Point Dume, where Gibbs proposed. THE DETAILS Fast-forward to their stylish fall wedding, where Marjon was resplendent in an Austin Scarlett dress from Neiman's and heirloom jewelry from Persia that's more than 300 years old. —CD

CATHERINE HARDY & ZACHARY "HUNTER" HILL

A ugus t 10, 2013

The Broadmoor,

Colorado Sp -rings, Colo.

Photos by Stephen Karlisch

THE COUPLE Dallas residents Catherine, a creative director, and Hunter, a principal at an oil and gas exploration company, chose a destination wedding at The Broadmoor. They didn't skip a beat when it rained—guests received navy blue umbrellas. THE DETAILS Although the ceremony was far from the couple's home state, roses in yellow, white and pink paid tribute to the bride's hometown of Tyler. The couple exited to a display of fireworks set against the magnificent Rocky Mountain sky. —CD

HOLLY MARTIN & CHARLES SIMPSON

May 25, 2013

The Ritz-Carlt on, Dallas

Photos by Andrea Polito Photography

THE COUPLE The theme was Old Hollywood; the colors blush, ivory and gold; the accents pearls and crystal—all adding up to an elegant celebration of Holly and Charles, she a real estate agent and he an oral surgeon. THE DETAILS "When I planned my wedding, I was thinking: What would Grace Kelly do?'' says the bride. "My favorite part of the decor would probably be the Mr. and Mrs. chair signs that I had specially made out of pearls and hung on our chairs with blush ribbons." The reception included a three-course dinner and short-rib sliders at midnight. —CD

Lauren Dunn & Brett Braun

August 17 , 2013

The Room on Main

Photos by Perez Photography

THE COUPLE Lauren and Brett both moved to Dallas after college in Oklahoma and were introduced by a mutual friend who had a feeling they’d hit it off. THE DETAILS A Stylish Soiree planned the fun-filled wedding, complete with a photo booth, glow-inthe- dark Shutter Shades and flip-flops. The Project Band accompanied guests in a rousing parade across the street to an afterparty at Hotel Indigo, where everyone celebrated into the wee hours.–CD

MAGGIE DARVER & SPNCER ORENSTEIN

May 25, 2013

Dallas Museum of Art

Photos by Perez Photography

THE COUPLE Young hearts turned warm in cold weather when Maggie and Spencer met as teenagers on a ski trip sponsored by their synagogue. They culminated their long courtship at the Dallas Museum of Art. The Todd Events team coordinated a celebration with colors of lavender, plum and green, adding a royal touch to the bright whites of the museum. THE DETAILS Guests oohed and aahed at the edible art— the wedding cake baked by a friend of the couple and festooned with 1,800 handmade sugar flowers—before donning flip-flops and dancing to the tunes of Party Crashers. Because there are no ski lifts in Dallas to remind them of how they met, Maggie and Spencer looked adorable making their exit in a pedicab. —CD

ANGIE SPENCE & DREW MOSIER

June 22, 2013

The Ritz-Carlt on, Dallas

Photos by Andrea Polito Photography

THE COUPLE: Angie, who works at Watermark Community Church, and Drew, an attorney at Weil Gotshal & Manges, met at Angie's best friend's birthday party. They had their first date at Bolsa, the first stop for the couple the day he proposed. They enjoyed brunch, then went to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, before he popped the question along Turtle Creek. THE DETAILS: The couple's stylish affair, planned by Whitney Cotten of DFW Events, popped with colorful coral and pink florals. The party ended with a goodbye waved from a 1939 vintage Cadillac, before the two jetted off to their honeymoon in St. Martin and Anguilla. -CD

Skylar Brogdon & Stephen O’Neal

May 4 , 2013 Champions ’ Club of Amon

G. Carter Stadium, TCU

Photos by Andrea Polito Photography

THE COUPLE: These college sweethearts—he’s an oil and gas attorney, and she’s a corporate manager for Omni Hotels & Resorts—bleed Horned Frog purple, so the couple’s wedding nodded to their alma mater, TCU. THE DETAILS: DFW Events helped coordinate the fete. The Champions Club at the new Carter Stadium was transformed with lighting by Beyond, florals by the Garden Gate, catering by Tim Love and cakes by the Fort Worth Club and Frosted Art. –CD

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