“Ben and I met in high school in 2013 when I was a sophomore and Ben was a freshman. We remained friends throughout our time in high school and kept in touch when I went off to college at Baylor University. A year later, Ben went off to Southern Methodist University and pursued a degree in accounting. Fast forward to December 31, 2018, we went on our first date while back home from college in The Woodlands, Texas and the rest is history!” Hannah and Ben dated for two years before he proposed at Lakeside Park in Dallas, Texas. “On June 12, 2021, Ben brought me to the park where he had a tent set up with flowers and champagne. He got down on one knee and immediately I said yes!!”
Hannah spent the morning of her wedding getting ready at the Ritz Carlton in Dallas with her bridesmaids. Etoilly Makeup Artistry and Era Salon helped Hannah and her girls with hair and makeup. After Hannah was wedding day ready, she stepped into her dress with the help of her three sisters. This was one of Hannah’s favorite moments, “there are four girls in our family, so it is always a special moment when a wedding comes around!” Hannah wore a stunning Vera Wang ball gown with a dramatic tulle skirt and strapless, v-neckline. She completed her look with Amina Muaddi clear heels with a pointed toe and crystal embellishment.
The ceremony was held at Highland Park United Methodist Church with post ceremony celebrations held at Arlington Hall. Todd Events masterfully planned a tented celebration on the grounds of Arlington Hall. Hannah describes her vision reception as such: “We knew we didn’t want to do a ballroom as sometimes it can almost be too much space for the number of guests, and we wanted the venue to look full! I loved the idea of a tent wedding but wasn’t sure how we were going to pull it off in June in Texas! Thankfully, Todd Events did an amazing job (and had a ton of air conditioning) and I still can’t get over it to this day!” The inside of the tent was beautifully decorated with blue hydrangeas covering all surfaces. Drapes and cobalt blue chandeliers elegantly hung from the ceiling. Hannah drew inspiration from an iconic wedding scene in television history, Stanford’s and Anthony’s wedding in Sex and the City. “I LOVED all of the flowers and the white and just how over the top it was!” The cake was a prime example of this. It was five tiers and in Hannah’s words “The more flowers the better!!”. In a fun take on a signature drink, Hannah and Ben had an ice sculpture that poured espresso martinis!
One thing that both Hannah and Ben wanted to include in their wedding was something special to remember her father who passed away 8 years ago. “I wanted something different to honor him, so we thought a cake would be such a fun idea! The cake was key lime pie flavor (his absolute favorite) and we included all of his favorite things on the cake, from golf clubs, to skis, to the rolling stones- every part of that cake had a part of him in it. My sisters and I took a moment, just the four of us, and each tried a piece of the cake and talked about how he would’ve loved to be here on that day, even though he definitely was in the small moments!”
After the reception, guests followed trumpeters to the after party held inside Arlington Hall. Late night snacks of honey butter chicken biscuits and milk and cookies were served for guests to enjoy. Continuing the blue theme from the night, blue light up cowboy hats were passed out for party goers to wear. Hannah changed into a white mini dress from Bronx and Banco, which perfectly showed off her clear pumps. She looked like a modern day Cinderella! Hannah and ben hopped behind the DJ booth and directed the music. All good things must come to an end. Hannah and Ben left in a vintage getaway car amidst a tunnel of sparklers.
Congratulations to the recently wed Mr. and Mrs. Robinson!
Highland Park United Methodist Church
Bridal Gown Designer
Hair + Makeup
Era Salon + Etoilly Artistry
Fancy Cakes by Lauren
Needle in a Haystack
The Manhattan Band and DJ Adante