The result was a beautiful fusion of color and pattern, blending the sweetness of the South with the glam of Palm Beach. Think vibrant citrus hues and the most darling stationery details: letterpress, die-cut designs, and playful shapes were a must for these two. Dahlias also played an important role in the floral and paper design, as Catharine’s late grandfather grew them in his garden.

Now, here's a moment that will make you smile. Picture the bride, who happens to be a huge basketball fan, taking a break during the reception to catch a game on her phone. Yep, right there in the middle of her own wedding! It was a hilarious and unforgettable sight that perfectly captured their personalities and was so perfectly ‘Catharine & David.’

This planning journey begins with our bride Catharine, who also happens to be an event planner. She had big dreams for her wedding day but knew without a doubt she wanted it to be a small and intimate affair. She and her fiancé David had already nailed down the perfect venue and from there, wanted to trust a professional to take over so they could really just enjoy the process.

But here's the kicker: they were on a tight deadline! You see, this couple wasn't interested in a long engagement. But we didn’t let a shorter timeframe scare us away. We got to work guiding them in the direction of their dreams, and from there, they were able to take flight.


vendor credits

Planning: Julian Leaver Events | Photography: Joshua Aull Photography | Venue: Highland Park United Methodist Church | Reception: The Ritz-Carlton Dallas | Floral: The Garden Gate | Event Design: Nuage Designs | Beauty: Bill Michel, Maitee Miles | Entertainment: James Speer Music | Lighting: LeForce Pro Lighting | Stationery: 5 by 7 Designs, The Left Handed Calligrapher | Videographer: Redwood Stories Videographer

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