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scene Dallas Weddings K at y C r o w & N at h a N i e l C r a i g May 21, 2011 C r o w F am i ly E s t at e, D all a s A classic, vintage gem awaits the couple. THE COUPLE Both far from home—Katy from Texas and Nathaniel from Hawaii—the couple met at Stanford University. THE DETAILS The bride wore a classic gown from Neiman Marcus, while the groom paid homage to his roots in a relaxed suit from Stanley Korshak, plus a maile lei! The couple chose the honeybee as the motif for the invitations and décor. Fresh honey harvested from the bride’s family’s bees was given away as favors for guests. THE PARTY Traditional and tropical cuisine by Andrew Ormsby Catering was served at the chic affair, coordinated by Mathes and Co. Events, with music from the Dallas String Quartet. –Tiffany Austin-Suniga Dr. Delphinium arranged the bride’s pretty bouquet. OH SO ELEGANT! Sublime Bakery’s multi-tiered cake highlighted by lighting design from Beyond Mr. Nathaniel and Mrs. Katy Craig Whimsical parasol party favors The bride’s family estate was transformed beautifully for the late spring ceremony and reception. 72 s p r i ng / su mme r 2 0 1 2 photography by karlisch + wrubel

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Katy Crow & NathaNiel Craig <br /> <br /> May 21 , 2011 Crow Family Estate , Dallas<br /> <br /> THE COUPLE <br /> <br /> Both far from home—Katy from Texas and Nathaniel from Hawaii—the couple met at Stanford University. THE DETAILS The bride wore a classic gown from Neiman Marcus, while the groom paid homage to his roots in a relaxed suit from Stanley Korshak, plus a maile lei! The couple chose the honeybee as the motif for the invitations and décor. Fresh honey harvested from the bride’s family’s bees was given away as favors for guests. THE PARTY Traditional and tropical cuisine by Andrew Ormsby Catering was served at the chic affair, coordinated by Mathes and Co. Events, with music from the Dallas String Quartet. –Tiffany Austin-Suniga<br /> <br /> Libby griffin & brent bryson <br /> <br /> August 20 , 2011 Sudie George Chapel , First Presbyterian Church Dall as Arligton Hall at Lee Park <br /> <br /> THE STORY Libby, a college freshman, was visiting her Longview hometown on spring break in 2004. She and Brent, then a high school senior, met at a bowling alley. THE DETAILS The bride’s diamond engagement ring was her mother’s. Bachendorf’s personalized it with a new setting. THE PARTY The intimate ceremony was followed by a lively reception, coordinated by Todd Events, where guests danced to Emerald City and Downtown Fever. Mini chocolate shakes and donuts were served before the couple left in a vintage Cadillac. –TA<br /> <br /> Rupal Dalal & Ron RoDenbeRg <br /> <br /> June 11 , 2011 The Fairmont Dallas <br /> <br /> THE STORY <br /> <br /> Mutual roommates at Southern Methodist University brought this couple together. Five years after meeting, Rodenberg proposed on a beautiful summer day. THE DETAILS Rupal and Ron planned a wedding that celebrated both of their cultures —Indian and Western. The bride was stunning in her embellished crimson and gold Indian gown and in her white frock by Allure Bridals from LuLu’s Bridal Boutique. THE PARTY Guests were encouraged to go Bollywood chic (or cocktail!) For the evening reception, coordinated by Elegant Affairs, where guests dined on a feast by India Palace and cake from Romano’s Bakery. –TA<br /> <br /> Megahn Moll & Seth CollinS <br /> <br /> May 21 , 2011 Highl and Park United Methodist Church Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek <br /> <br /> THE STORY <br /> <br /> The couple’s first date was a Dallas Mavericks game in 2006—“with his whole family!” laughs Megahn. THE DETAILS The bride wore a stunning Vera Wang gown from Warren Barrón Bridal, to which she added her own personal touch: a layer of silk organza on the top. THE PARTY The Rosewood Mansion was the perfect backdrop for the reception, coordinated by Jordan Payne Events. The groom and his friends wowed guests with their dance moves to the beats of Signed Sealed Delivered, before the evening wound down and the couple jetted off to a honeymoon in Bora Bora! –TA<br /> <br /> Krisi Marie Kiser & NathaN robert JohNsoN <br /> <br /> September 4 , 2011 The Little Nell Wedding Deck , Aspen Aspen Mountain Club <br /> <br /> THE CoupLE <br /> <br /> A surprise engagement in Denver, during a David Gray and Ray LaMontagne concert, led to the Dallas pair’s future destination wedding in Colorado with 90 of their closest friends and family. THE SCENE Breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains mixed with the wedding’s “elegant garden” theme. THE DETaILS Nathan is the owner of Gro Designs, which specializes in floral and event design and coordination. So the couple was all set when it came to the planning of their own nuptials (and the flowers!). –Rachel Watkins<br /> <br /> Sarah Fielding & geoFFrey eameS <br /> <br /> August 20 , 2011 Perkins Chapel at Southern Methodist University Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek <br /> <br /> THE STORY <br /> <br /> The couple met at a Southern Methodist University fraternity party and spent that entire night talking! THE DETAILS Sarah tied family wedding bands and special jewelry pieces onto her bouquet as “good luck charms.” She wore an ivory, mermaid-style gown by Rivini from The Bridal Salon at Stanley Korshak, with her bridesmaids in floor-length, gray silk chiffon dresses by Jenny Yoo. THE PARTY Rather than specific “wedding colors,” the bride opted for chic earth-tone shades for the reception coordinated by DFW Events’ Mary-Frances Hurt with romantic lighting design by Beyond. –TA<br /> <br /> ElizabEth Frost & Dan bEnson <br /> <br /> June 4 , 2011 Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church Dall as Museum of Art<br /> <br /> ThE CouPLE <br /> <br /> A mutual friend introduced the pair: Both college freshmen, Dan was visiting the University of Texas at Austin, where Elizabeth was a student. Separate schools and states kept them apart—that is, until they reconnected six years after their first meeting. ThE DETaiLs The bride’s veil was handmade lace on cotton tulle, a gift from a friend who purchased it in Belgium 34 years ago. ThE PaRTY Elizabeth worked for wedding planner Mary Wright Shah before heading to law school. So it’s no surprise she had Shah, now at Todd Events, on speed dial to coordinate her own special day. –RW<br /> <br /> EllEn MElson & Clayton KErshaw <br /> <br /> December 4 , 2010 Highland Park Presbyterian Church Royal Oaks Country Club <br /> <br /> THE COUplE <br /> <br /> Highland Park High School sweethearts, Clayton signed with the L.A. Dodgers after graduation, while Ellen headed to Texas A&M. But they made the long distance work and, after three-and-a-half years, he stunned her with a “winter wonderland” proposal—faux snow, dry ice, Christmas trees and all! THE DETailS The bride wore a brooch of pave diamonds in her hair; it belonged to her great-grandmother. THE paRTy Alison Baker of DFW Events coordinated the festive affair, with a reception featuring an outdoor terrace, dubbed Dodgertown, and complete with a hot dog vendor, nacho stand and popcorn machine. –RW<br /> <br /> LAURA STRICKL AND & JOHN ELMORE <br /> <br /> July 16 , 2011 Park Cities Baptist Church Union Station <br /> <br /> THE PROPOSAL <br /> <br /> John popped the question after a day full of surprises, with every hour perfectly planned—there was even a scavenger hunt! That evening, the couple’s friends and family toasted the engagement with a party. THE DETAiLS Bridesmaids’ chic Amsale dresses were an elegant match to the bride’s one-shoulder gown, by Romona Keveza, all from The Bridal Salon at Stanley Korshak. THE PARTY A beautiful, slightly bohemian reception, coordinated by DFW Events’ Mary-Frances Hurt with lighting from Beyond, was swathed in shades of blue and gold, with beats by Bulletproof Brass Band. –TA<br /> <br /> Brynn Crow & Cody Tremper <br /> <br /> June 18 , 2011 University Park United Methodist Church MarieGabrielle <br /> <br /> THE STOry <br /> <br /> The couple met six years ago during a company Christmas party at Marie Gabrielle. (Naturally, they chose the chic restaurant for their reception.) They were engaged on New Year’s Eve 2010 while in LA for the Rose Bowl, where the groom cheered on TCU, his alma mater. THE DETailS In her Alvina Valenta confection from StarDust Celebrations, the bride cut a beautiful profile as she walked down the aisle. THE BiG FiNiSH Delightful cakes (almond with raspberry mousse for her, chocolate for him) sliced and final dances done, Mr. and Mrs. Tremper made quite the exit through a wave of lit sparklers. –RW

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