A Garden-Inspired Jewish Wedding at the Ritz-Carlton in Dallas, Texas

This garden-inspired wedding took place in a ballroom, but you’d never know it from all the greenery. Rachel Derman (26 and an event planner) and Eric Moore (27 and in finance) got married at the Ritz-Carlton in Dallas, Texas, an elegant and convenient location for their many out-of-town guests. (Plus, since it’s downtown, everyone could walk to all the weekend activities.) Rachel has designed weddings for other brides, but this time, she finally got to design her own: a classic fete with a contemporary twist. She transformed the ballroom to feel like a garden with a natural palette of ivory, pink, peach and greenery everywhere. She brought outdoors inside with lots of natural details, including a tree motif gobo lighting projection shone onto green boxwood walls and leafy foliage hanging from the ceiling, which reflected off the mirrored dance floor for an amazing 3-D effect. A standout detail? Rachel and Eric had a traditional Jewish ceremony underneath a clear, modern chuppah that was dripping with fresh flowers. (Props to Jackson Durham for the unforgettable display.) See the prettiness below, beautifully captured by Thisbe Grace Photography.