Personalized Wedding Plan – Cooley & Biggers

Wedding Plan
Cooley & Biggers

Ciara & Hunt

Ciara & Hunt

Your Details

Wedding Date: April 23, 2022
Ceremony Location: Arlington Hall – Sunken Garden
Reception Location:
Arlington Hall – Tented
After Party Location: Arlington Hall – Main Hall

Setting the Scene

Ciara and Hunt got engaged just recently over high-tea at The Ritz. Your story is one of serendipitous coincidence as you met two years ago, but soon discovered that you both grew up in Dallas, share a mutual friend group, and thankfully were finally brought together when the timing was perfect. Ciara, you work in the family business in the automotive industry, were born in Dallas, and attended SMU. Hunt, you work as an attorney, and are a Dallas guy at heart, having gone away to A&M for your undergrad and then back to Dallas for your Law Degree also from SMU.

You are looking to plan a wedding on April 23, 2022, for 200-220 guests and are just in the beginning stages of planning. You have settled on classic Arlington Hall for both your ceremony (sunken garden) & reception (tented off the front porch). But, most importantly you want something that is not typical to other weddings you have attended and that feels authentically like the two of you and are searching for someone to help translate your dreams into reality.

Your vision of a ceremony that enhances the already beautiful garden setting of Arlington Hall followed by a great party (i.e. seated dinner, a killer band, a bar to remember) that will allow for everyone to be together, mix, mingle, and really bond over this shared experience. It is incredibly important that you find a planner who can assist you in navigating all of the choices that are available, while also helping translate your personal intimate entertaining style to a much larger group.

While you both lean toward an aesthetic that is more traditional with a twist, Ciara and Hunt, you really believe in an understated less is more type of atmosphere that truly reflects you as a couple. You are both into food as well so ensuring the meal errs on the side of great is a very important aspect of the evening, especially for Hunt, while Ciara will be focused on the decor (i.e. great service, a fun after-party filled with color and lot’s of flowers) and making sure that your dining space feels full yet appropriate to make your event truly intimate.

Planning for the first time, you are interested in a planning package that includes both vendor and logistics support and overall concept and design. You will have a wedding with your closest circle in attendance and are looking for it to be fun and not too stuffy. Ciara and Hunt, you are interested in making your wedding as unique as possible for your guests who have potentially seen it all.

“In a time of chaos, wonderment & being completely overwhelmed, Julian stepped in and gave us so much ease in our lives. That was a priceless gift.”

— Becky, Legacy Client

Your Personalized Wedding Options

Option 1

Event Planning & Coordination
Tented Design & Production
Post-Wedding Brunch
Rehearsal Dinner*

Option 1 Detailed Description

Flat Rate: $64,595

*This selection includes turn-key coordination from guest arrival through departure with thoughtful planning of each and every detail. This is the ultimate package for hands-off peace of mind for a complete wedding weekend and allows for the Groom’s family to add on the *Rehearsal Dinner

Reception Inspiration

Option 2

Event Planning & Coordination
Tented Design & Production
Post-Wedding Brunch

Option 2 Detailed Description

Flat Rate: $59,595

*With this option, planning and execution is focused on the wedding day and the send-off doesn’t end at the sparkler (or otherwise) exit! Our team will handle every detail through the post-wedding brunch for a flawless and stress-free send off to all of your family and friends

Reception Inspiration

Option 3

Event Planning & Coordination
Tented Design & Production

Option 3 Detailed Description

Flat Rate: $54,595

*Our gold standard and starting point for planning and execution, this is our comprehensive planning, production and design package for an unforgettable wedding day

Are you ready for some wedding planning transparency?


We look forward to executing the wedding planning option you select together to create a stress-free wedding that reflects you as a couple. We will:

  • Define and construct a budget with reasonable parameters to achieve your vision

  • Deep dive into your design inspirations (e.g., art, culture, architecture, etc.), which will create the foundation for an event that represents you both

  • Encourage and facilitate a conversation among relevant stakeholders to ensure everyone has been heard

  • Assist in incorporating both of your past histories into your future together

  • Provide communication tools and techniques to allow you to navigate the world of weddings

Soft Garden Ceremony Inspiration

Soft Garden Ceremony Inspiration

Colorful After Party Inspiration

Colorful After Party Inspiration

My Promises

  • I promise you’ll enjoy the planning and the wedding day.

  • I promise that you’ll always know where you stand – with the process, with the budget, and with the checklist.

  • I promise that you will never have to seek me out – I will always be available to assist throughout the process.

  • I promise to listen to your vision and ideas and together create a wedding that looks & feels like you.

  • I promise to never leave you alone on the wedding day. Someone will always be with you to assist with any need or issue that may arise.

  • I promise that there is no logistical challenge that I’m not up for – no problem that I cannot figure out some way to solve. And I’ll solve it – often before you are even aware of it.

  • I promise to use discretion in design, in spending and in the sharing of your information.

  • I promise to provide guidance and direction in protocol & etiquette to ensure that you are the best host possible for your guests.


Our Client Code

  • Flat fee structure: We provide clarity on exactly where we fit into your budget

  • Vendor transparency: We find the perfect retailers for you to work with and pay directly

  • Online portal access: We provide a platform for you to monitor and view your wedding progress in real-time

  • Passed-through savings: We provide you with savings, where applicable, utilizing our long-term industry relationships

  • Experience that matters: We provide you with over 15 years of personal experience navigating the world of weddings including stints in catering, floral, rentals and planning to guide you through the wedding maze

Arlington Hall - Tented Inspiration

Arlington Hall – Tented Inspiration

Arlington Hall - Tented Inspiration

Arlington Hall – Tented Inspiration

Reception Inspiration - Traditional with a Twist - Florals in White, Blush, Green, and Gold

Reception Inspiration – Traditional with a Twist – Florals in White, Blush, Green, and Gold

Measures of Success

  • Peace of mind in planning for the first time

  • Confidence in your vendor selections from years of past experience

  • Roadmap for an engagement with peaceful and attainable benchmarks

  • Guest and family-focused wedding weekend with options for every demographic and price point

  • Clear direction on communicating decisions effectively to your immediate family and friends

  • Attainable goal of ensuring your guests are relaxed, well taken care of and comfortable throughout the wedding weekend



“I have been in a handful of weddings and truly have not seen one wedding planner be as organized and efficient as Julian. We will forever be thanking him for his time, his talent, and his infectious energy for making our wedding the most perfect weekend.”

— Kasey, Bride

Kasey & Nash - Dallas, Texas - Rosewood Mansion

Kasey & Nash – Dallas, Texas – Rosewood Mansion

Ashley & Daniel - Dallas, Texas - Arlington Hall

Ashley & Daniel – Dallas, Texas – Arlington Hall


“No matter how many times someone says, “live in the moment” and “enjoy every moment” I think that might be impossible. The celebration flies by and is so incredibly magical but with Julian the planning is just as rewarding and fun as the celebration.”

— Ashley, Bride


I wear many hats (er bow ties.) I’m a diplomat, designer, advisor, counselor, sounding board,  dreamer… The list goes on.

I’ve dabbled and directed everything from catering sales and management for the Crescent Hotel and Rosewood Mansion, to wedding planning and floral design for Bella Flora of Dallas. And along this 15 year journey here’s what I know is true… 


And that way is whatever way makes you most comfortable.

I subscribe to the Platinum Rule of treat others as THEY would like to be treated. And as a Washington School of Protocol-trained expert, I’ve learned that etiquette is about making others feel comfortable.

That’s why, I’ll meet you wherever you are on this planning journey. And we’ll walk the path together. With discretion and good judgement. 

After all, the way you feel determines how your guests will feel. And I want them to feel fabulous!


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