A stunning winter wedding took place on February 13, 2010 for Katie Ruggeri and Nathan Nelson.  Here are some highlights of the day, as told by the bride:

The wedding took place the weekend of the 12 inch record snowfall in the Dallas area. Despite lots of stress and many flight changes, we ended up with only 6 guests that missed the wedding due to the weather. We had to change our rehearsal dinner location hours prior to the beginning of the rehearsal because the original location, the Cantina Laredo in Inwood Village, didn’t have power. Our church regained power mere minutes before the rehearsal. A blessing considering the church wedding coordinator called me earlier in the day informing me to tell everyone invited to the rehearsal to wear heavy jackets! We were sad that some of our friends and family were unable to attend the wedding due to Snowpocalypse 2010, but the blanket of snow turned out the be a beautiful backdrop for a beautiful day!! Not to mention we have some great stories to tell our kids!!!

One of the groom’s brothers is in the Army and was deployed to Afghanistan days before the wedding. The bride surprised the groom and had a recorded toast from his brother that was played during the reception.

Thank you to all the vendors that made it so fabulous!  Photo – VIM Studio, Video – Soulbox, Floral – Fete des Fleurs, DJ and Lighting – Marcus Rollins, Band – Signed Sealed Delivered, Cakes – Panini Bakery, Church – Christ the King Catholic Church, Reception – Union Station, Hair – Sonia Trevino, Makeup – Mayra Rams-Sanabria.

Check out our lush green, white and khaki tablescape that was selected to be featured in the the Fall 2010 issue of Brides of North Texas magazine!  We were thrilled to work with the Fete des Fleurs team, Laura Kelsey at Posh Couture Rentals and Susan and Courtney at Simply Personal.  Nine Photography was wonderful to work with and they took all these fab images.  Our gorgeous backdrop is outside the ballroom at the Westin Galleria — a huge thank you to Patricia Massar and the staff at the hotel for making us feel so welcome!  If you haven’t checked out the hotel since the renovation a few year ago, you need to — it is a great space for your upcoming wedding!

Love was definitely in bloom at this gorgeous winter wedding!  The second Skinner wedding we have been blessed to help orchestrate was about “dancing the night away” and lots of romance.  Suzanne and Dan wanted a 30’s/40’s dinner club vibe for their reception — dancing was very important to them and finding the right band was a priority.  During their first (and last) dances — and throughout the evening — you could just sense how in love they were!  Luke and David Edmonson captured some fabulous images of their dancing, as you will see below.  A phenomenal team, as always, makes the event go that much smoother — thanks to each and every one!

Photo:  Edmonson Photography

Video:  Soulbox Productions

Floral:  Fete des Fleurs

Band:  Ricki Derek Band – via Absolute Entertainment

Lighting:  Marcus Rollins

Cakes:  Dallas Affaires Cake Co.

Vintage Rolls:  Blue Diamond Limos

Linens:  BBJ Linen

Gown:  Neiman Marcus

Tuxes:  Culwell and Son

Hair:  Sonia Trevino

Makeup:  Lenore Caulton-Downey

Ceremony:  First Baptist Church

Reception:  Fairmont Hotel

Lauren and Matt got married last summer on a beautiful July day!  Their ceremony was held at Oak Lawn United Methodist Church and the reception followed at Arlington Hall.  Marisa Ritter and her team are absolutely so wonderful!  Lauren’s gorgeous gown is from Patsy’s, and the gentlemen’s tuxedos are from Mister Tuxedo.  The talented team of vendors on this event included:

Photo– Sil Azevedo

Video-Soulbox Productions

Floral –   Stacey at The Wildflower

Cakes – Frosted Art

Reception Music – The Wonders – Absolute Entertainment

Lighting – Absolute Entertainment

Transportation –Three Jays Carriages

Linens- BBJ Linens

Photobooth-Texas Photobooth Company

Emily and Danny had a wonderful wedding in December…full of fun and surprises…for the groom!  Abbie and Leah at Todd Events helped create the gorgeous decor of rich jewel tones.  The sparkling crystals above the dance floor, the mirrored bar facade for the DJ, the rich linens — all came together for a warm and intimate celebration.  Lots of fun details at this wedding — from the groom’s rock-climbing cake to the donut diplay topped off with Danny’s hat to the vintage 1962 police car for their exit.  Thank you to all who helped make this event so spectacular!  DJ: Marcus Rollins, Floral / Decor / Linens:  Todd Events, Photography:  KJ Images, Video:  Soulbox Productions, Cakes: Dallas Affaires Cake Company, Hair:  James DeFrange, Makeup:  Lenore Caulton-Downey, Gown:  Stanley Korshak, Church:  Highland Park United Methodist Church, Reception: Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek.

The breathtaking Christ the King Catholic Church was the location for Courtney and Evan’s wedding ceremony this past May.  It is such an amazingly beautiful church, as you can see from the photos below.  The day was full of rain from start to finish, but it did not dampen (haha) the festivities one bit.  The reception followed at the newly renovated (last year) Tower Club.  It is a gorgeous space with a fab view of downtown Dallas at night!  The bride’s cake was one of our favorite things about this wedding, as it had charms on ribbon baked into the cake for all the bridesmaids to pull and see their “fortune”.  🙂  And wasn’t Courtney’s wedding gown just divine?  LOVED it!  Beautiful woman, beautiful dress.

Photographer:  Katherine O’Brien

Florist: Garden Gate Floral Design
Band: The Raybans
Caterer: The Tower Club
Brides Cake: Swiss Confectionery of New Orleans
Groom’s Cake: Dallas Affaires Cake Co.

Courtney & Evan had their rehearsal dinner at the Nasher Sculpture Center.  It was crisp and fresh and lovely, with a green and white color palette.  Cocktails were enjoyed outside in the Garden — joyfully, the weather was perfect!  After enjoying appetizers and live music, they moved indoors to partake in a delicious dinner from Wolfgang Puck.  Inside, the tables were decorated with beautiful floral arrangements in tall glass vases. White porcelain doves were tiny accents throughout the decor.  Postcards from the museum were on each table, so that guests could write their well wishes for the bride and groom.  After the fabulous 4-course dinner, the evening concluded with toasts and a slideshow of the bride and groom “through the years”. 
Florist: Urban Flower Grange Hall

Caterer: Wolfgang Puck

Photography:  Katherine O’Brien