Dinosaurs Made an Appearance at this Greenery-Filled Wedding at The Joule Hotel in Dallas, Texas
Planning a wedding that was reflective of their relationship and unique personalities was of utmost importance to Toby Camilleri and Joey Donovan. "When thinking about our wedding we knew that while we would honor some traditions, we would only do things we wanted. We didn't want to be bound by the conventional 'everyone does this at their wedding.' Traditional cake toppers? Nope—let's go for dinosaurs in top hats. A sweetheart table? Nope—let's have a huge table that fits our entire family right in the center. Only one of us walking down the aisle with just our fathers? Nope—let’s both walk down with both our parents. We found a planner, florist, DJ and photographer that were 100% in on this idea. We worked with an amazing florist who got our '70:30 green to floral" ratio immediately and worked with greenery in ways we knew only she could. Working together with our wedding planner, they both knew how to pull together a formal, classic vibe of silver, black, green, and oxblood." Even the couple's venue choice was a reflection of their vision of a unique, personal wedding. While they couple tied the knot in a hotel ballroom, The Joule is far from cookie-cutter. "After all, you don't need to decorate a space much when you are getting married to the side of a 30-foot eyeball," they recall of the Dallas hotel's iconic decor. From there the details keep on coming. Guest table numbers were displayed on containers of candy. Even more sugary goodness was on tap thanks to the couple's candy bar that was filled with an array of sweet treats. To demarcate the special day, the duo even had their hashtag made into an LED neon-like sign. Beyond the unique details, the couple shares how central family was to their celebration. "As gay men, we are both so fortunate to have loving and accepting families. That acceptance is beyond just being "okay" with who we are but embracing it. So much so, that Helen, Joey's mom, officiated the ceremony. To us, that was more important than anything else."