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Mai-an & Ben: A Modern Wedding in Dallas, TX

  • Engaged Studio LLC, Dallas
    AK Event Designs, Dallas
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Mai-an & Ben in Dallas, TX
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The bridesmaid bouquets were created to mimic the look of the bridal bouquet, but with green accents. They included parrot lilies, green roses, tulips, and hydrangeas.
Bella Flora, Dallas
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Mai-An chose the dark teal hue of her bridesmaid dresses because it fit the summer season but was still formal. Her seven bridesmaids wore strapless, satin, A-line dresses with a contrasting sash and half-bow in back. Though the dresses came with brooches, the bride chose to take them off to give them a "clean and simple look."
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Mai-An and Ben designed their ceremony programs in black and white with black ribbon. "We wanted it to create a formal, black-tie feel," says the bride.
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Bringing in the color of the bridesmaid dresses, The Empire Room was washed in teal light for Mai-An and Ben's reception, including a gobo light with their gardenia logo shining onto the dance floor.
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The ruffles down the back of her gown reminded Mai-An of a gardenia, so she had a custom-designed gardenia motif created for all of the stationery. It graced all of the couple's paper goods, including their table numbers.
Simply Personal LLC, Addison
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Mai-An and Ben's head table, which sat 24 guests, boasted a row of four tall centerpieces of baby's breath with candles and low clusters of white flowers placed in between.
Bella Flora, Dallas
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Mai-An and Ben's guests enjoyed a three-tiered ivory cake accented with ivory satin ribbon. Sugar roses, gardenias, and orchids accented the confection.
Art Bakery, Garland
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Mai-An and Ben took two months of dance lessons to surprise their guests with a rumba. The couple danced to Michael Buble's "Quando, Quando, Quando."

Mai-an & Ben in Dallas, TX

Mai-An and Ben met in high school. "He won me over with his humor and positive attitude," recalls Mai-An. "That hasn't changed one bit, and I hope it never will." The Bride Mai-An Pham, 28, dentist The Groom Ben Giang, 30, dentist The Date July 14 Years later, Mai-An had just finished dental school and Ben was still attending, so they promised to give each other small Christmas gifts. Ben gave Mai-An a scrapbook filled with mementos of their last ten years -- and on the final page it read,"Will you marry me?" Mai-An was incredibly surprised and happy. The couple soon began planning a wedding in their hometown of Dallas, where many of their friends and family members still live.
- Kate Wood
Their Ingredients
  • Engaged Studio LLC, Dallas
  • AK Event Designs, Dallas
  • Bella Flora, Dallas
  • Simply Personal LLC, Addison
  • Art Bakery, Garland

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