Our favorite way to start a Wednesday? With breathtaking wedding inspiration. Full of traditional nods… an elegant lace wedding dress, and a neutral, romantic color palette…this breathtaking Maggie Bride, Christine, sprinkled her wedding day with magical touches… A first look with her dad and brother, an unexpected flash mob performed by the 12-person bridal party, and our personal favorite, a romantic dance for the bride and groom, in an empty ballroom, while the rest of the guests lined up for their departure. We’re swooning. Read more about their big day, and see more photos from this romantic traditional wedding below, captured beautifully by Jennifer Yarbro Photography.
Photos courtesy of Jennifer Yarbro Photography
How did you know when you found “the dress”? I knew that the Tracey was the one because after the first day I tried on dresses, it was the last one I tried on and I loved it. However, I’m the kind of girl that needs to shop around before making a decision, so I still went to try on many other dresses at various boutiques. In the end, I went back to the Tracey because I definitely felt like a bride wearing it but the dress also felt very “me” 🙂 Plus I knew my husband would love it!
Favorite part of the dress? “Definitely the long train! The train was my absolute favorite part. If it weren’t for my fear of tripping all over myself while dancing at the reception, I wouldn’t have bustled it for the reception!”
Favorite wedding day moment? “It’s really hard to pick just one special moment from our wedding day, because the whole day was (for lack of a less cliché word) PERFECT! I’m a pretty traditional/classic kind of girl, but thought it would be cool to have a First Look with my Dad and my brother, who are both really important to me. We did not expect the moment to be so emotional! I tapped on their shoulders and when they turned around, the look on their faces was priceless! Along with Beau and I’s private dance (in the empty ballroom while everyone got together for our final exit), that was one of my favorite moments.”
Advice do you have for future brides? “It’s way easier said than done, but take the time to enjoy every second of the engagement, wedding planning, and of course, the wedding weekend. While there will be moments where you’ll want to just run off to Vegas with your fiance just to avoid making another decision on flowers or table seating, just remember it’s about the two of you and how you both want your day to go! It’s a once-in-a-lifetime moment, so enjoy it. Also, I would definitely advise brides at the start of their wedding planning to decide on their “Must Have” list. Whether your top priorities are the music, the photography or videography, deciding your “must have”s will help jump start the planning!”
How did you and your now husband meet? “Beau and I first met through friends in high school here in Dallas, but we didn’t start dating until our junior year in college when we were nearly 1,400 miles apart! I was living in Los Angeles for school while Beau was here in Dallas at SMU. Beau started sending me cute messages on Facebook, and slowly, messages turned into hour-long phone calls. Eventually, we began our long-distance relationship throughout college, and continued after graduation when Beau moved away from Dallas for pharmacy school.”
Describe your wedding in one word: Romantic
Did anything unexpected happen on your big day? “Our bridal party surprised us with a flash mob dance during the reception! It was awesome and hilarious! Beau and I were asked by our DJ to take a seat and relax, and suddenly our bridal party (all 12 of them) came on to the dance floor and the music started. The majority of our bridal party live in different cities and even different states, so we loved that they did something so amazing for us with such little practice. It was also pretty funny to see our best friends’ dance moves after a few drinks!”
Where did you get married? We were married at Christ the King Catholic Church and our reception was at the Adolphus Hotel in downtown Dallas.
Did your wedding have a theme? “Our wedding was pretty classic and romantic with very soft colors. I kept the design of the wedding soft and simple, nothing too opulent. We wanted our wedding to show our personality!”
How did you decide what you wanted your wedding to look like? “Our wedding colors were blush pink, soft gray, and gold. Since our wedding was in the fall, I envisioned our wedding to have a very soft and romantic look. We were lucky to have beautiful weather that day (you just never know in Texas!), and some of my favorite pictures are our outdoor photos with the bridal party. My bridesmaids wore light gray dresses and held bouquets in shades of pink. The groomsmen and our ring/coin bearers wore black tuxedos, while our flower girl wore a blush pink dress. The floral details at the reception were my favorite as well, with blush pink and ivory flowers, votive candles, and crystals hanging from the vases- everything looked beautiful!”