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A Casual Wedding in Dallas, TX

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Kim & Zak in Dallas, TX
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Kim and Zak found many of the unique elements for their wedding from vendors on Etsy, including Zak’s tie, which he wore with a black suit.
The Blooming Bride, Ft. Worth
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Kim wanted a large pop of color when it came to her personal flowers so she opted for a bouquet of red dahlias.
The Blooming Bride, Ft. Worth
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Kim wanted her bridesmaids to wear dresses that had a vintage feel, so she chose one in a retro-looking red-and-white polka-dot print.
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Kim’s good friend and bridesmaid designed the programs, which were meant to look like playbills. One was placed, along with a packet of homemade confetti, on each chair at the ceremony.
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After a ceremony filled with personal readings, like a passage from I Like You by Sandol Stoddard Warburg (a book that Kim gave Zak one Valentine’s Day), the couple walked out to “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” by the Beach Boys (another of Zak’s favorite bands) as their guests showered them with paper confetti. Both the ceremony and the reception were at Sp ...
Space Studio, Dallas
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Guests helped themselves to Kim’s favorite drink, the D-tini, the specialty at a local bar.  It’s made with Absolut Vanilia, pineapple juice, and a splash of cranberry juice.
A Fiore Catering, Dallas
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Retro touches, like a carnival popcorn machine, added to the ambiance and provided guests with a fun snack.
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Kim and Zak threw a blow-out cocktail party instead of a formal reception. To make it unique they added touches like personalized napkins.
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Kim and Zak saved a lot of money by going with non-floral decorations, like these festive yarn pom poms, which they made themselves.
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Instead of a cake, Kim and Zak wanted guests to enjoy cupcakes. Each tier featured a different flavor. A mix of patterns on the cupcake cups and the little “happy day” flags that Kim made herself upped the fun factor.
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Photo booth snapshots, pins, and custom temporary tattoos were among the treats that guests took home.

Kim & Zak in Dallas, TX

There was music in the air, quite literally, when Kim and Zak met at a concert in Dallas. The band, a favorite of Zak’s, was one that Kim didn’t care for at all. “In fact, I’m pretty sure that one of the first things I said to Zak was something about the band being really bad! I’m surprised he called me after that,” says Kim. But call he did and “that was that,” as Kim puts it. The Bride Kim Hall, 30, a broadcast producer The Groom Zak Alexander, 34, a project manager The Date October 10 A little over three years later, Zak proposed on Halloween while the two were away on a weekend trip to Fredericksburg.
- Davida Sidrane Hogan
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  • The Blooming Bride, Ft. Worth
  • A Fiore Catering, Dallas

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