A Whimsical Ballroom Wedding at W Dallas - Victory Hotel in Dallas, Texas

Since she was a little girl, Lauren Young (27 and works in commercial property management) dreamed of having an "Alice in Wonderland"-themed wedding. Worried that her nuptials to Gregory Griffey (28 and a general contractor) would feel "too kitschy," the couple decided to incorporate tiny bits and pieces of the story into their wedding, like topsy-turvy cake and the "Alice in Wonderland" illustrations used in the invitation suite. Playing off their modern hotel venue while sticking to the fantastical theme, the couple settled on a romantic palette of purple, silver and black, which gave the day a welcome sense of formality. Everything down to the flowers were designed to resemble elements Alice may have encountered in Wonderland, and each reception table was named after a place she visited in the magical world. "I think the Wonderland theme really incorporates how I've felt throughout this whirlwind romance and wedding," Lauren says. "We were best friends that fell into something crazy and whimsical, and we came out feeling like it was all a dream." —Meghan Overdeep