Whimsical Fall Wedding at The Mason Dallas
The Story: Alex and Elizabeth’s Texas wedding was all about timeless elegance but in a unique way. In true Texan style it was a larger than life celebration. The idea was to incorporate classic elements with a little bit of untamed whimsical wildness.
The Location: The Mason Dallas is a 10,000 square foot historic building constructed in 1920. It was designed by prominent Dallas architect, Herbert M. Greene (Belo Mansion, Dallas National Bank building). Almost a century later, the building has been thoughtfully reimagined into a special event space filled with opulent and unexpected details. If you are considering holding your wedding at this venue, note that they require a professional Wedding Coordinator to be hired to manage the day of the event.
The Vibe: Dramatic urban sophistication. The styling of this wedding matched the grandeur of its venue. A large formal bridal party dressed in luxurious fabrics paired with warm autumnal vibes.
The Details: Drawing from nature the colour palette combined dark green, mauve and light pink. This was set against a surprising modern black background accented by gold. The black theme was echoed in the bridesmaid dresses which allowed the unstructured nature of their bouquets to really pop. Quirky little details were added to delight Alex and Elizabth’s guests, like the fun coffee cart from Night Owl which served up your usual brew plus some stronger options like the Maple Bourbon Latte.
Tips & Highlights:
- For her something borrowed, Elizabeth tapped into her family history. Forty-three years prior, her parents got married in Nebraska where there were limited floral options available. They used a bouquet of pheasant feathers. Elizabeth borrowed this idea including pheasant feathers into her own bouquet as a nod to their enduring love.
- Think about how you might be able to carry a theme of motif throughout your wedding styling. The pheasant feathers used in Elizabeth’s bouquet were also subtly incorporated into the memoriam table florals and Alex’s buttons and cufflinks.
- If you want to have a wedding guest book to capture well wishes but don’t love the idea of a traditional book, there are plenty of alternatives tavailable. Alex and Elizabeth took a novel approach having their guests sign old vinyls.
Planning: Keestone Events // Photography: Krysten Ashlay Photography // Venue: The Mason Dallas // Videography: Uptime Films // Florist: Studio Tersilla // Bakery: Panini Bakery // Getaway Car: DFW Vintage Cars // Hair: Anna Sullivan // Makeup: Anjay Amaji // Bartending: Mama’s Medicine // Catering: CN Catering // DJ: Le Force Entertainment // Coffee: Night Owl