Donnelly & Thomas
Wedding Season: Fall 2021 (October 6th, November 20th, November 27th)
Ceremony Location: Chapel at Ranch
Wedding Reception Location: TBD – Central Dallas Location
Setting the Scene
Jennifer and Bob got married on January 1st! Due to COVID you decided to get married just the two of you together, but would like to now plan a small ceremony at the chapel that Bob’ built for you on your ranch followed by a much larger reception in Dallas!
You are looking to plan this event in the Fall of 2021 and are looking for a location in Dallas, but most importantly they want something that is not typical to other weddings you have attended. You will have around 200-300 guests and would like to hold a smaller ceremony in the chapel that Bob is built for the occasion earlier in the morning. You are also interested in a party that allows for a seated dinner so that everyone is together and experiencing the party at the same time.
While you both lean toward a style that is more modern but classic, Jennifer and Bob, you 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 Bob, while Jennifer’s focus will be on the decor and making sure that their eventual reception space feels full yet appropriate to make their event truly intimate. Additionally, you are very into music so great entertainment is a huge must.
Planning in a short window, 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. Jennifer and Bob, you are interested in making your wedding as unique as possible for their guests who have potentially seen it all and I stand ready to assist!
“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
Wedding Planning & Coordination
Flat Rate: $31595
*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
Wedding Planning & Coordination
or Rehearsal Dinner
Flat Rate: $23595
*With this option, planning and execution are 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
Wedding Planning & Coordination
Flat Rate: $19595
*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
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
Measures of Success
Peace of mind in planning in a quick window
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
“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.”
— Rachael, 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…
THERE’S A RIGHT WAY…
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!