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The Anniversary Files: Puttin’ on the Ritz!

Rustic details meet romantic tones—from blushing pinks to antlers and driftwood—for one beautifully chic wedding.

At Jordan Payne Events, a unique sense of style is a requirement for every single one of our events, so that the outcome goes from beautiful to completely, head-over-heels gorgeous.  Which is exactly how Mary and Barton felt about their nuptials—designed by Jordan, of course—when they exchanged vows a year ago at the First United Methodist Church Dallas.

“The wedding was classic and elegant with a touch of chic and trendy,” says Jordan of the nuptials, which were captured by Sarah Kate Photography. From pheasant feathers to driftwood and antlers to watercolor patterns, the big day featured a rustic-meets-bohemian vibe with endless pretty blossoms in sight. There were classic elements like the bride’s vintage glass jewelry box for her ring and the traditional-style scripted invitations to more modern details like white lounge furniture, gold accent pillows and clear acrylic tables skirting the dance floor at the reception. And the “adorable element” was in full effect thanks to the newlywed’s sweet pooch that was present as well as the charming flower girls tip-toeing down the aisle in creamy tulle skirted dresses with satin bows.


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A sweetheart neckline, jewel encrusted detailing at the waist and a structured tulle train accentuated Mary’s custom wedding gown by Nardos Imam.  The bridesmaids were visions in their dresses from BHLDN, which paired beautifully with their lush bouquets.  Jordan infused fresh greenery—we’ve noted it as one of the year’s biggest trends—and trailing tendrils of ivy with both creamy and dusty pink roses, peonies, ranunculus, gardenias, freesia and parrot tulips to create a sweet and elegant look.  Meanwhile, the groom and his groomsmen sported boutonnieres with a more rustic tone—comprised of a rose, sprigs of green, tiny pheasant feathers and even fishing hooks as a nod to one of the groom’s favorite hobbies!—and the charming flower girls donned leafy crowns with blooming roses.

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The reception at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas felt so romantic with light, bright decor and such a refreshing color palette—we love the blush tones!  Both high and low centerpieces graced each and every table in breathtakingly lush spheres of roses, hydrangeas and tulips and dendrobium orchid strands that overflowed from the arrangements.   The beautiful florals and feminine touches were perfectly contrasted by a mix of modern and rustic features, like the clean-lined white lounge sofas set with acrylic tables and more blossoming flowers but also blended with rustic end tables, antlers and driftwood—which were Jordan’s favorite details of the night.

To take things up a notch even further, Jordan also incorporated some very custom design pieces like an amazing ceiling installation that suspended over the dance floor.  Bedecked with grapevines, driftwood and more stunning florals, it was finished off with a bevy of flittering butterflies decorated in the familiar Monarch pattern as well as gold glittered and even black winged versions.  “I love them and worked them into the design with the blessing of the bride who loves them, too!” says Jordan.

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“The bride also loved watercolor so we did a Rifle watercolor flower cake design, which was very unique,” says Jordan, adding that as the newlyweds cut into their bespoke dessert, guests admired the equally bespoke backdrop. “We created a custom rounded white wall and designed lines of long stemmed roses on the wall for a different look. But one that still maintained a romantic vibe. Some of the roses were painted gold to give them a more avant appeal!”
The picture-perfect detailing created a scene the couple will never forget, and one we don’t want to, either! Happy anniversary Mary and Barton!
All photos by Sarah Kate Photography.