Happy Monday friends! Today just got a whole lot prettier! This beautiful wedding of Julia and Nick at The Stoneleigh Hotel in Dallas is going to be in the books as one of my favorites! I have to tell you, to narrow this one down was not an easy task! So many beautiful portraits and candid moments were captured at this wonderful wedding!
These two are kindred spirits! Julia (who I instantly adored!) is that rare kind of girl who loves absolutely polar things. She gets so excited about everything that sparklers (her ring, her nails, her dress…) and is so feminine, yet, she is so much into sports, cars, racing… And Nick with his intellect and adventurous spirit is just a perfect match for her! Also they are such a good looking couple and such good, good hearted people! I love the way they look at each other and the quiet comfort they share. The way they give gentle kisses to each other and how they laugh together…. Perfect.Together. …
Julia’s sister, Misty, officiated the ceremony and it was so sweet! She knows these two like no one else, and her amazing(!) speech was so personal and truly related to the bride and groom and not just your traditional and generic speech. Sharing their story, romance and adventures with Carl Sagan’s quotes… it was so THEM!
Nick’s best man gave probably one of the funniest speeches I’ve ever heard with an instruction for Julia on how to “domesticate Nick”. I already knew that Nick was an adventurous soul, so I wasn’t surprised to hear that a major part of their friendship Nick was “trying to kill them” while the other one was trying …well…to save them haha…
One of my most favorite memories from this wedding will be parents! The way they still hold their hands, hug and kiss! Nick’s mom just radiates with love for everyone around her!
I don’t think there is another venue in Dallas that would be a better fit for this wedding. Le Meridien Stoneleigh hotel was just perfect! Both Julia and Nick love (so do I!) the mix of modern and vintage European decor and bright, bold and jewel toned colors. I think it all reflects their bright, classy and corky personalities so well! The penthouse has a unique layout, with few separate areas all connected by a beautiful hallway. And it worked so well for all the guests! While some were rocking the dance floor, others were able to enjoy conversations with a drink in their hands on a comfy furniture in beautiful lounge areas. It was such a joy to see everyone having such a good time!
Julia and Nick I am so happy to see you become one! Thank you so much for letting me document this amazing day for you! I hope that as you are looking back at these images from your wedding day, you remember not only what it looked like, but also what it felt like! It was such a JOY and such an HONOR working with you! Congratulations and cheers to many years together that are full of love and happiness!
I shared Julia and Nick’s love and engagement story in my blog when I shared their engagement photos in December AND their pictures in Munich in January. So if you haven’t checked them out yet, you SHOULD 😉
Venue: Le Meridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh
Wedding gown: Eddy K
Bridesmaids dresses: BHLDN
Groom’s attire: Men’s Wearhouse
MUAH: Dixie Dean with Cloud 9 Salon
Florist: The Stalk Market
Cake: Legacy Cakes
DJ: DJ Mike Vieira with LeForce Entertainment
Custom made engagement ring: Ralf Berg, in Ingolstadt Germany
Wedding bands: Accredo
Bride’s jewelry: Nordstrom
Second photographer: MaggShots
When I was doing my first round of sorting images from the wedding and I saw this wonderful photo of Nick’s parents (by my second photographer) I sent this photo to my husband saying “I want this to be us when we are the same age” 🙂