A Glamorous Secret Garden Wedding at Dallas Country Club in Dallas, Texas

Megan Jarvie (24 and a management consultant) and Bobby Paulk (26 and a medical device sales representative) planned a glamourous affair with a romantic secret garden theme for their fall wedding in Dallas, Texas. Soft shades of ivory, white, blush and gold set an ethereal tone for the evening, while lavish arrangements of full florals captured the essence of the soiree’s botanical theme. The pair were married in Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, where they grew up attending Mass, then joined their family and friends at Dallas Country Club in Dallas, Texas, for the reception. Skyward-reaching arrangements of hydrangeas, roses and stock and sparkling chandeliers infused the spacious ballroom with an element of botanical elegance, while flickering candlelight and blush linens grounded the decor in romantic territory. Megan and Bobby skipped the traditional sit-down dinner in favor of food stations to create a laid-back, social atmosphere that encouraged guests to mix and mingle. The band Emerald City churned out classic dance hits, keeping the dance floor packed, and late-night snacks (including honey-butter chicken biscuits from Whataburger and chocolate munchkins from Dunkin Donuts kept energy levels up and the party going strong. “There are really no adequate words to describe how talented Emerald City is,” Megan says. “We gave them a list of 15 songs we wanted to hear throughout the night, and they built a set list from there. We had a little bit of new pop stuff toward the end, but we had a heavy focus on the generational classics that everyone loves.” A tip from Megan: “Be yourself, and don’t lose sight of what’s important, which is that you are marrying the love of your life. It’s about the marriage, not the wedding. People easily lose sight of that. Our wedding was amazing and looked like a dream, but the best part was and will always be Bobby.” —Libby MacCarthy