Monday, July 20, 2009

Bella Bride: Jessica & Phillip

As seen in the Fall 2009 issue of D Weddings, this bride & groom share this personal touch that made their special day all the more unique.

“My husband is the youth pastor at Highland Park United Methodist Church and knows a painter named Josh Widener who did some paintings for the youth department. We decided we wanted to use him in the wedding but weren’t exactly sure how. He ended up painting two 6-foot canvases during the ceremony in just 20 minutes. The paintings are of two hands put together, which signifies two families becoming one.”

A winter wedding just days before Christmas, the color theme was perfectly coordinated with the season: ivory & black with accents of crimson cranberry!

The ceremony took place at Perkins Chapel – one of the most sought-after ceremony sites in Dallas.

At the entrance into the aisle were two large arrangements of rich red tone floral – connected by willow branches to look like an arch…

Football on a wedding day? Of course.

Beautiful detail shots:

The bride changed out of her gown as the music started going at the reception, which was at The Starlight Room in Dallas' historic West End.

Each table had these ilex berries, inspired by the season!
...even on the groom's cake - yum!

The cake was adorned with crystals lining the base of each tier, which also had the French fleur-de-lis symbol. A garland of deep red flora also embedded the base to create a deep contrast against the white cake.

Photography: Gary Donihoo/F8 Studio | Cake: The Cake Guys | Wedding Planner: April Ragsdale | Floral: Bella Flora of Dallas

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