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Cathy & Keith: A Traditional Wedding in Dallas, TX

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Cathy & Keith in Dallas, TX
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Cathy carried a pave-style bouquet with a mix of ivory peonies, roses, lilac, and stephanotis, mixed with blue hydrangeas. The stems were wrapped in light blue, satin ribbon.
In contrast to the bride's bouquet, Cathy's bridesmaids carried similar garden-style bouquets in blue wrapped with oyster-hued ribbon.
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The bride and groom's rings were held in a  small, feathered and beribboned nest with two birds perched on the edge.
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Cathy walked down the aisle in a strapless, ivory, silk taffeta gown by Amsale. The gown featured a dropped waist accented by a crystal applique and a flared skirt.
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Cathy wore silver heels with beaded criss-crossing straps by Stuart Weitzman.
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Cathy's bridesmaids chose their own dresses from the Jenny Yoo Collection. All wore different styles of the same length in blue silk shantung.
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Each fruitwood chiavari chair boasted an ivory damask cushion and also a white ostrich feather tied with a blue ribbon. Tags on the feathers instructed guests, “At the kiss of the bride and groom, please wave your feather for a flight into happiness.”
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The curtains in the ceremony space were tied back with blue satin bows and tussie-mussies of ivory and blue hydrangeas, peonies, and muscari. The pew markers featured smaller bouquets of the same blooms.
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One of Cathy and Keith’s first big decisions was where to wed -- near her family in Texas or his in England. “Keith’s ideal wedding would have been in an old English manor house out in the country, but it would have been such a long trip for almost everyone,” Cathy explains. Instead, they brought the English countryside to Texas with a wedding at T ...
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Cathy and Keith wed in a ceremony officiated by the same reverend who had christened the bride and who was the pastor at the school she attended growing up. The couple stood at an altar adorned with ivory and blue flowers.
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Cathy and Keith's guests found their seats from a display of escort cards set up in The Mansion’s Promenade, where the cocktail hour was held. The cards, decorated with small bluebirds, featured hand-written calligraphy.
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Cathy and Keith's dinner tables were covered with ivory shantung linens with blue organza overlays. Centerpieces of large bowls filled with peonies, hydrangeas, and light blue muscari were topped off with tiny wooden birds.
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The guest book was topped with a row of Venetian glass vases filled with blue hydrangeas. Photos of the couple's dogs -- dressed in wedding attire -- added a lighthearted touch to the English Manor theme.
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In the center of the reception space, two large tables were set up with large centerpieces featuring bird's nests set in their branches. Floating candles surrounded the arrangements.
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Cathy and Keith incorporated their British home into the style of their Texas nuptials with an English manor theme of birds, nests, eggs, and springtime. The elegant palette of blue and ivory with hints of silver reflected their refined taste.
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Dressed in iridescent taffeta, the cocktail tables were topped with tiny silver nests filled with blue Muscari, green moss, and tiny robin's eggs.
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Cathy and Keith cut a wedding cake decorated with cascading blue hydrangeas. The white chocolate cake boasted champagne Italian cream and Chambord filling.
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Guests found small, blue glass birds at each table setting. The napkins were tied with ribbons holding an egg-shaped tag threaded through letting guests know the birds were theirs to take home.
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Cathy & Keith in Dallas, TX

After meeting while wandering around an Amsterdam museum, Keith asked Cathy if she’d like to go get a drink. Though she wouldn’t normally be inclined, Cathy took a chance and said yes. Keith was over for the weekend from England, while Texas-born Cathy was finishing up two years of working in Germany. The Bride Catherine (Cathy) Wilmeth, 32, director of storage business The Groom Keith Taylor, 32, director of storage business The Date March 31 The two dated across Europe for a while, and then when Cathy was set to move back to the U.S., she took a “huge leap of faith” and decided to move to Britain to be with Keith. “I’m glad I did because here we are,” she says. Now both 32 and directors of their own storage business, the couple traveled back to the bride’s home state to wed.
- Kate Wood
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