On December 14, 2019 Michael got down on one knee and proposed to Kelly on the upstairs terrace of Fachini in Highland Park Village. Kelly said, “Yes!” romantically surrounded by a carpet of red rose petals and the endless twinkling Christmas lights that attract so many each year. Followed by champagne and a celebratory date night at one of their favorite places their engagement season began just before the onset of the pandemic.
Although their original plan called for California in March, their long engagement allowed for many thoughtful details to come together with Julian Leaver Events at the helm of their planning.
Fast forward June of 2021. The couple exchanged vows at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek’s lawn and garden. Before wedding bells officially chimed and the ceremony processional began, the lawn hosted arriving guests to come and enjoy a glass of champagne before being seated. A champagne cart personalized with their names and monogram was fashioned as a “bubble bar” for their loved ones to enjoy. Champagne flutes awaited each arriving hand with an attended pour for the bubbling first-sip. Guests made their way to their seats and the music began ushering in the wedding party. Bridesmaids dressed in all-white proceeded to the altar. Glass paris vases filled with large white floral arrangements stood on pillars on the stairs behind the ceremony. The Dallas string quartet played as the bride made her way down the aisle with her father. Kelly looked absolutely radiant in her off the shoulder gown with floral detailing by Marchesa. The Nolands shared their first kiss as newlyweds and recessed from the altar signaling to their guests to stand and enjoy the picturesque lawn for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres during golden hour.
After sunset and mingling, guests were directed to the promenade by two band members with horns. Approaching the facade from the outside, through the Promenade’s large windows, guests could see velvet seating, florals and candles adding even more charm to the space. Kelly and Michael made their entrance and danced to “This Will Be” by Natalie Cole. After dinner and cutting the cake, Kelly stole away to change into her second Marchesa look of the night while Michael shared a celebratory cigar with his groomsmen. The second dress also came from the bridal salon at Neiman Marcus and was just as spectacular as the first, but this time with gold floral appliques, fringe and criss-cross back detailing.
In their party attire, Mr. and Mrs. Noland joined the band on stage as their guests danced before them. As the night came to a close, Kelly and Michael shared one final private dance to Leon Bridges’ “Coming Home” before departing in a shower of tossed white rose petals.
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