In the heart of Dallas, where Southern charm meets modern sophistication, Flora Kate Richards and Baron Holmes recently celebrated their wedding surrounded by their close family and friends. Meticulously planned by Alison Baker Events, the couple’s journey from high school to the altar was marked by genuine moments and thoughtful choices.
Flora Kate and Baron had been in school together since 5th grade but their love story truly began during a Student Council trip to San Diego in 2016. “We became friends through Student Council, and our close friendship began on a StuCo trip to San Diego in 2016! After that, we found a way to talk to each other nearly every day and started dating at the beginning of our senior year of high school,” Flora Kate recalls.
The proposal was a delightful surprise during a casual clay shooting excursion. “On a Friday after work, Baron and I had planned to drive out to Dallas Hunting and Fishing Club to the shooting course to shoot clays. I had thought nothing of it since we had done this several times before! When it was my turn to shoot, I shot and turned around, and he was on one knee. I couldn’t have been more surprised.”
The wedding planning process was marked by shared laughter and memorable moments. One highlight was taking engagement portraits in the rain at Prather Park. “It is one of my favorite memories with Baron and was a sweet, slow moment in the middle of busy planning.”
Another cherished memory was dress shopping with her mom at Neiman’s Downtown. “My dress was the very last one I tried on. Immediately I knew! It was such a special moment and memory that we will forever cherish.”
Choosing the perfect venue, the Park at Arlington Hall, was a nod to their love for the fall season and a desire for an outdoor ceremony. For Flora Kate, saying vows was the pinnacle of the ceremony. “There is just nothing sweeter, and it was such a surreal moment for the both of us after being together for 7 years and thinking of this moment so much!” Additionally, her former students added a special touch by singing “This Is My Father’s World.”
Their reception followed shortly after at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. “The Mansion is as classic as Dallas gets and is one of our favorite spots in town,” Flora Kate explains. “I had always wanted a tented reception, and there is truly nothing better than one on the Mansion Lawn.” Describing their wedding theme as “romantic and timeless with fresh touches,” Flora Kate highlighted the importance of floral elements in the decor, especially the rose trellis banquettes and floral halo over the dance floor. “I really wanted it to feel elegant yet homey.”
The Holmes were overwhelmed with emotion when they entered the tent for the first time. “It was a cloud 9 moment being surrounded by our loved ones,” Flora Kate shares. Dancing to George Strait and realizing the beauty of the tent turned out to be a surreal experience.
The wedding was sprinkled with delightful surprises, from a groom’s cake that Flora Kate surprised Baron with inspired by their favorite place, Big Sky, MT, to vibrant trucker hats as party favors. “We did colorful trucker hats with our favorite things and sayings on them,” Flora Kate reveals. “We surprised our parents with custom ones of their nicknames, and Baron and I had our own as well that read ‘Honey I’m Holmes’ and ‘Flo Forever.'”
Flora Kate Richards and Baron Holmes’ wedding was a celebration of love, friendship, and the promise of a lifetime together. Their hometown wedding will always be a night to remember! Congratulations Flora Kate & Baron!
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