A Vintage-Inspired Garden Wedding at Fort Worth Club in Fort Worth, Texas

Ivy Poye (26 and an interior designer) and Mark Pierce (31 and a landscape designer) met in the back of a taxi leaving a fraternity party. Ivy was a freshman, while Mark was a “super senior.” He asked her out, but she was dating someone else at the time. A few years later, they reconnected through the University of Oklahoma’s College of Architecture, where both were studying. Ivy's ring was inspired by Grace Kelly's. The bride wore a custom-made gown made of oversize ruffles and carried a vintage-inspired bouquet of pale pink gladiolas. Ten bridesmaids wore tea-length satin gowns, while the three house-party attendants wore long blush gowns of their choice. Mark wore an ivory dinner jacket with his tuxedo for the ceremony to fit with the vintage theme, topped with a gardenia and ivy boutonniere. The groomsmen and ushers wore the same boutonnieres with classic black tuxedos. Their bow ties were gifts from the groom, and he had their monograms embroidered inside. The wedding took place in Fort Worth, Texas (Ivy's hometown), at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, which she visited as a child. Her father and stepfather walked her down the aisle as Henry Mancini’s “Moon River” played in the background. The aisle was draped in flowers, and the gazebo served as a focal point. Audrey Hepburn’s classic film "Sabrina" inspired the design motif, from the white dinner jackets to champagne and chandeliers. At the reception at the Fort Worth Club, guests dined on filet and salmon while the couple danced to “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire. Dinner concluded with a red velvet cake with pale pink buttercream frosting and a custom-made crest. Ivy and Mark exited to their alma mater’s fight song, played by their band’s brass section. Guests showered them with plastic confetti poppers filled with dried rose petals as they left in a horse and carriage. “It was definitely a surreal moment,” Ivy says. —Caroline Eubanks