There is something special about big cities. Sometimes they are the magical mixers that bring people from opposite ends of the earth together to meet each other. Other times, the sprawling metropolis will let a guy and a girl grow up just miles apart, but they’ll graduate from school and move off without ever meeting. That was the story for these two – only, they moved on with their lives, went off to college in another state… and ended up in the same state, at the same college, in the same school at that college. This time their paths did cross. Time would prove their bond stronger than they might have guessed, and after both graduated and moved back to Dallas to start their careers, their relationship began to get more serious. Fast forward a couple years to a cruise ship heading to Cozumel, a surprise proposal, a happy “yes…!” and a wedding to rock all Dallas weddings was in the works.
Meet Amanda and Colby.
When we first met Amanda and Colby we knew that their wedding would lie somewhere along the crossroads between romantic and upscale, a hybrid of modern and traditional. They started off with one of the most epic engagement sessions of all time, centering their love story with the backdrop of the city where they’ve built their life together – Dallas. Their wedding would play out in the same way, weaving their love story into the city that nurtured it – from their getting ready at the elegant Adolphus Hotel, to the wedding on the 48th floor Tower Club Dallas atop Thanksgiving Tower in downtown, to the celebrity wedding crasher, the night was unforgettable.
The day started with Amanda’s lovely Justin Alexander gown..
Special thanks to Jennifer with Lip Service for Amanda’s makeup.
Amanda, you’re a beauty!
Special family pearls…
Matt was with Colby while he got ready. How awesome is his white tux?!
Love this card exchange!
Three beautiful generations!
Love this romantic black and white…
A thank you to Christy and Paula from Swank Soiree for helping organize such a beautiful celebration, and special thanks to Matthew from Tower Club for pulling this all together!
Love to see how our couples display their photos!
We were all (photographers included!) surprised when a local celebrity, Big Al Mack, from The Kidd Kraddick Show crashed Amanda and Colby’s wedding. He came bearing gifts, and of course, every iPhone in the house came out!
If you’re going to tie the knot above “the big-D”, I can’t think of a better place to do it – check out this view!
Amanda and Colby ended the evening with a solo private dance…
A balloon send-off to end an incredible night…
Amanda and Colby,
From the first time we heard your love story, we were charmed by you two! We’ve loved getting to know you, and your excitement for life and each other. We hope every day, and every year, is more exciting than the last. Here’s to many many joyful years, full of excitement and romance!
Matt and Ivy
Story from the Bride:
Colby and I met in August of 2005 when we were both Freshman at Oklahoma State University. Colby was a Finance and Accounting major and I was a Marketing major so we spent a lot of time together in the business school and at parties J . We had a lot in common and both were from the DFW area, him from Southlake and me from Coppell. We dated off and on beginning in 2006 and both ended up moving back to Dallas after graduation in May of 2009, which is when we started to get serious. Fast forward 5 years and Colby proposed while we were on a cruise to Cozumel in May of 2014. Colby is now a Consultant with Deloitte Consulting LLP and I am a Legal Recruiter with Dentons US LLP. When we started the wedding planning we both knew that we wanted it to be one huge party with all of our family and friends there. We are very social and just wanted everyone to have a night they would never forget! My mother and I did most of the planning as Colby was at Texas A&M getting his MBA for a year and a half. It was such a fun experience and I wish I could do it all over again as the night went by way too fast!
| Photographer | Ivy Weddings | Assistant Photographer | Jared Rey | Bridal Gown | Justin Alexander and Bridal Boutique in Lewisville | Bridesmaids’ Dresses | Circle Park Bridal |Hair | Erin Belcher | Makeup | Jennifer Trotter of Lip Service | Bridal Jewelry | Tiffany’s | Groom’s and Groomsmen’s Suits | Vera Wang and Men’s Wearhouse | Event Planner and Coordinator | Swank Soiree | Florist | Gro Floral and Event Design| Cakes | Panini Bakery | Venue and Caterer | Tower Club Dallas | Officiant | Billy Mazur | Caricature Artist | Amy Draws Faces | MC | Brian Prescott of Simply Music Events | Transportation | Blue Diamond Limos | Photobooth | Premiere Booth |
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