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Melanie & Steve: A Garden Wedding in Dallas, TX

  • Scott Livermore Photography, Irving
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Melanie & Steve in Dallas, TX
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Before the sun went down, about 230 guests joined together in a formal garden at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden to witness the marriage of Melanie and Steve. Guests were seated with their backs to a large reflecting pool on the lawn overlooking White Rock Lake. The soothing sounds of the nearby cascading waterfall were in perfect harmony ...
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After the ceremony, Melanie and Steve asked everyone to linger for a group picture that the couple later framed for a visual guest book and also used as the cover for their wedding thank-you cards.
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The reception was held at the Hickory Street Studio, a renovated warehouse loft with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking downtown Dallas. The flicker of hundreds of tea lights created a warm and intimate scene, complementing tables adorned in palace vases with white calla lilies and bear grass or frosted hurricanes hand-painted by the groom's sist ...
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Melanie and Steve's cake featured five square, stacked layers, decorated as a gift box.
Cakes by Donna, Coppell
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The flower girl carried a pomander of white, cream, pink, Oceania, soft yellow, and lavender roses, the same flowers as were in the bride's bouquet.
Cindy Davis Designs, Dallas
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Melanie wore a white satin ball gown with a strapless beaded bodice, full tulle skirt, and satin-covered buttons down the back.
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Melanie & Steve in Dallas, TX

It was a bit like a fairy tale. The day began early for the ladies who, after much primping, pampering, and indulging in a gourmet lunch, watched Melanie be transformed into a princess as she stepped into her perfect white ball gown. THE BRIDE Melanie Baker, a 28-year-old marketing executive THE GROOM Steven Gerik, a 33-year-old broadcast producer THE DATE June 23 Meanwhile, Steven and his best pals headed to the golf course for a few rounds under the bright yellow sun bursting in the azure sky. Melanie and Steve exchanged vows at the Dallas Arboretum in a garden ceremony, then headed to a downtown loft to celebrate with a posh party.
- Allison Micarelli
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  • Scott Livermore Photography, Irving
  • Cakes by Donna, Coppell
  • Cindy Davis Designs, Dallas
  • BridesMart, Oklahoma City, OK

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