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A Garden Wedding in Dallas, TX

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Jennifer & Ty in Dallas, TX
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White ostrich feathers added a unique flare to Jennifer’s hydrangea and rose bouquet.
Lilac & Co., Dallas
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For continuity, brown spotted feathers were incorporated into the guys’ boutonnieres; Ty also wore a white majolica spray rose.
Lilac & Co., Dallas
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To make the bridesmaids’ knee-length chiffon dresses look glamorous, Jennifer created a feather brooch for each girl.
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The bride wore her satin slings backs for both the ceremony and the reception. The folded rosette detail on the open toe mimicked the floral detailing on Jennifer’s gown.
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Jennifer removed a couple of flowers from her gown, embellished them with cream and white feathers and then attached them to a comb that she wore in her hair.
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Every detail of Jennifer and Ty’s wedding was inspired by Jennifer’s passion for vintage design and shabby chic elegance. They chose a palette of cream, ivory, blushes, taupe, and chocolate brown with hints of bright green -- all colors with an organic and timeless look.
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Jennifer made the programs herself. She cut out scalloped-edge strips of burlap and layered them over patterned cardstock to make the front covers. The back covers were made from brown craft paper; the program, which was printed on linen paper, was sandwiched between the two. The entire packet was sewn together with a simple running stitch.
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After Jennifer’s father escorted her down the aisle, he switched into his minister role and performed the marriage ceremony. The couple exchanged the same vows that Jennifer’s parents had recited more than 25 years earlier.
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Jennifer wanted to incorporate some of the materials that she’d used in the programs into the ceremony flowers, so she covered the cones that hung down the aisle in the same burlap.
Lilac & Co., Dallas
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Jennifer and Ty had their ceremony and reception at the Aldredge House, a historic mansion in Dallas. “We chose the site because it was the perfect backdrop for my vintage theme,” explains Jennifer.
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Each centerpiece for the reception tables was unique; the arrangements were created from objects that Jennifer collected from flea markets and even some she pulled from her own house.
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The pinstriping and ribbon detail on each layer of the cake exuded vintage romance. Jennifer had the baker design flowers that looked exactly like the ones on her gown.
Frosted Art Bakery, Dallas
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Jennifer’s grandmother made chocolate chip cookies for the favors. They were given to guests in recycled craft paper bags, which Jennifer stamped with the words “everlasting love.”

Jennifer & Ty in Dallas, TX

Ty was all business when he told Jennifer that he was getting her a new laptop for Christmas. But secretly he decided to have a little fun with it. He went around town and took pictures of the couple’s firsts (the place where they had their first date, their first house, their first concert), and used these images to create a PowerPoint presentation, which he entitled “Our First PowerPoint.” The Bride Jennifer Copeland, 27, a teacher The Groom Ty Vaughn, 31, a director of sales The Date September 19 On Christmas Eve, Jennifer unwrapped her sleek new laptop and Ty played the presentation for her. When he got to the final slide, “Our First Diamond,” which was a picture of the ring Ty had purchased, Jennifer looked up to find Ty down on one knee asking for her hand in marriage.
- Davida Sidrane Hogan
Their Ingredients
  • Jenny Martell Photography, Addison
  • Aldredge House
  • Lilac & Co., Dallas
  • Nordstrom
  • Frosted Art Bakery, Dallas

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