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SC E N E dallas weddings COURTNEY WEST & RYAN ROSS M ay 2 , 2 015 C e r e m o ny : H o l y Tr i n i t y C a t h o l i c C h u r c h R e ce p t i on : B e nt Tr e e Co u nt r y C l u b P h o t o g r a p hy by P e r e z P h o t o g r a p hy their freshman year at TCU and began dating when they were sophomores. When it came time to propose nearly eight years later, Ryan invited Courtney to what he said was a work function at The Crescent Club. There, he popped the question with a bottle of Champagne and his great-grandmother’s ring. THE DETAILS As she walked down the aisle at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Courtney was a vision in a lace Amsale dress and blush pink Saint Laurent heels, which coordinated with the white, gray and light-pink color palette. The theme continued into the reception at the Bent Tree Country Club, where guests danced the night away to music by Downtown Fever. WHAT WE LEARNED Courtney advises future brides to enjoy their engagement. “You aren’t necessarily just planning a wedding; you’re getting your first home together ready. That was the most stressful thing for me. I just wanted to have our first home perfect after we got back from our honeymoon,” she says. “Enjoy being engaged and don’t stress about what’s going to happen afterward!” THE HONEYMOON The couple escaped to Harbor Island in the Bahamas, where Courtney and her family have been vacationing for 10 years. They wanted to choose a location they would be able to return to with their family someday. –Sabrina Abbas THE COUPLE Courtney West and Ryan Ross met during SIMPLE SURROUNDS From left: Branching Out Events created whimsical centerpieces that transformed the reception into opulent white-and-pink garden; Courtney wore a lace Amsale dress, purchased at Neiman Marcus, and blush Saint Laurent shoes, while Ryan donned a classic white tuxedo jacket from Culwell & Son. Dallas Affaires Cake Company created the towering confection for the couple. The bride’s cake featured a dramatic seven tier cake swathed in buttercream icing. It was adorned with pink-and-white flowers to complement the color palette the couple chose for their lavish event. Cake OLD SCHOOL From top: The happy couple’s getaway car was a vintage Cadillac Eldorado from Premier Transportation; the bride’s romantic bouquet featured white peonies that were present through the wedding. WEDDING RESOURCES Wedding Coordinator Katie Crow, Collins Coordination, Wedding Dress Amsale, Bride’s Shoes Saint Laurent, Bride’s Hair & Makeup Maitee Miles, Wedding Rings Bride’s rings: The groom’s great-grandmother’s engagement ring and wedding band; groom’s ring: Anschar Diamonds, Bridesmaids’ Dresses LulaKate, Groom’s Tuxedo Culwell & Son, Florist Branching Out Events, Cake Dallas Affaires Cake Company, Catering Bent Tree Country Club, Invitations Ellis Hill,; Arzberger Stationers, Decor Perch Event Decor, Linens La Tavola, Lighting Beyond Lighting, Entertainment Downtown Fever, Videographer Khoi Pham, Pro Edit Productions, Transportation Cadillac Eldorado, Premier Transportation, 16 6 MODERN LUXURY BRIDES DALL AS

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