A Colorful Wedding at Marie Gabrielle Restaurant and Gardens in Dallas, Texas

This couple is all about family and the outdoors, so it made sense that when Darren Woodson (45 and an ESPN analyst and former Dallas Cowboy) proposed

This couple is all about family and the outdoors, so it made sense that when Darren Woodson (45 and an ESPN analyst and former Dallas Cowboy) proposed to Tiffany Axner (27 and an interior designer with 5G Studio Collaborative), it was while hiking in Tiffany's northern California hometown with her family. When it came time to plan their wedding, the pair chose the uber-romantic Marie Gabrielle Restaurant and Gardens in uptown Dallas. Family was front and center: Darren's youngest son escorted Tiffany's mom down the aisle, and she followed with her dad. The bride's Italian heritage was also tied into the reception, with delicate lights illuminating the outdoor seating area like something you might find in Italy, Tiffany says. A dusty rose, cream, champagne, coral and blush color palette was finished with pops of metallics, because the bride loves a little glamour.

The bride wore her hair up in a curled and braided loose chignon with soft tendrils framing her face.
Peonies, roses, ranunculus and big green leaves mixed together in the bride and bridesmaid pink and white bouquets.
The bride wore strappy silver heels down the aisle on her wedding day.
The two flower girls each had flowers in their hair that matched the bridesmaid bouquets.
Oversize lanterns lined the ceremony aisle by white wooden folding chairs and clusters of white hydrangeas.
Mercury glass candleholders, flowers that echoed the bridesmaid bouquets (with ranunculus and garden roses) and neutral linens set an organic tone.The table numbers were a black-and-white Vera Wang stationery set I finished with a reclaimed-wood look, Tiffany says.
Guests found their seats with classic formal escort cards laid out on a sequin tablecloth.
The six-tier, quatros-leches cake had a meringue filling and was decorated with a cascade of lush peonies and garden roses.
Kraft favor boxes were placed on brown place settings at each of the tables.
Groomsmen matched the groom in light gray suits accented with white ties and pocket squares.
The ceremony took place amongst the trees in the garden and classic wedding songs were played by a string quartet throughout, says Tiffany.
The bride took her three bridesmaids (her sister and two best friends) shopping, but let them pick out the dress they liked best. They're all tall and gorgeous, so it was more about finding the perfect blush color and making them feel comfortable, Tiffany says.
The couple's florist created a rustic frame of vines, branches and blooms. It was designed to bend into the already stunning setting and canopy of trees overhead, Tiffany says.
Guests washed down upscale comfort food with The Woody signature cocktail -- a Maker's Mark Old Fashioned, renamed after the groom's NFL nickname.