Weinkauf & Morgan
Wedding Date: December 30, 2021
Ceremony Location: Highland Park Presbyterian Church
Wedding Reception Location: Dallas Country Club
Setting the Scene
India and Hayden got engaged on December 28th. Their story is one of long-distance and going the distance, as they started dating three years ago, after meeting in their Masters’s program in Fort Worth and now working to see each other in separate city’s during their time in Medical School. India, a first-year med student, was born in and has called Dallas home for most of her life. Hayden, calls Fort Worth home and is also residing there while enrolled as a third-year med student at TCOM.
India and Hayden, are looking to plan a wedding on December 30, 2021, with around 250 guests and are just in the beginning stages of planning. They know that Highland Park Presbyterian Church is the choice for their ceremony with their reception following at either Dallas Country Club or Brook Hollow GC. But, most importantly they want something that is not typical to other weddings they have attended and that feels authentically like the two of them and are searching for someone to help translate those dreams into reality.
Their vision of a ceremony in the beautiful sanctuary that the bride grew up attending followed by a great party (i.e. food stations instead of a seated dinner, a killer band, a bar to remember) at either of the country club options will allow for everyone to be together, mix, mingle, and really bond over this shared experience. It is incredibly important that they find a planner who can assist them and her Mom, Margaret, in navigating all of the choices that are available, while also helping translate their personal intimate entertaining style to a much larger group.
While they both lean toward an aesthetic that is more traditional but classic, they really believe in an understated less is more type of atmosphere that truly reflects them as a couple and will allow for a relaxed vibe in an elevated atmosphere. They 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 ??, while India will be focused on the decor (i.e. white, green and lot’s of flowers) and making sure that their dining space feels full yet appropriate to make their event truly intimate.
Planning for the first time, with some assistance from her Mom, who just finished planning another daughter’s wedding, they are interested in a planning package that includes both vendor and logistics support and overall concept and design. They will have a wedding with their closest circle in attendance and are looking for it to be fun and not too stuffy. India and Hayden, are interested in making their wedding as unique as possible for their guests who have potentially seen it all and I stand ready to assist them in that cause.
“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
Event Planning & Coordination
Flat Rate: $24,595
*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
Event Planning & Coordination
Flat Rate: $17,595
*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
Event Planning & Coordination
Flat Rate: $14,595
*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
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 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
“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.”
— Mackenzie, 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!