“We met in Kindergarten at Providence Christian School. We wound up carpooling from elementary school through 6th grade until he switched schools. We remained best friends throughout high school and college, texting almost every day!” Elizabeth and Douglas were long time friends until their relationship took a romantic turn during the pandemic. Elizabeth left Washington DC and returned to Dallas for what she thought would be a short trip, but she ended up staying during lock down. One evening, Elizabeth had friends over for a dinner party and that’s when Douglas kissed her for the first time.
Flashing forward to May 21st, 2022, Elizabeth and Douglas said ‘I do’ in a Dallas wedding at Park Cities Presbyterian Church. Their ceremony spot was particularly meaningful to them because they grew up going there together. Elizabeth said that when Douglas turned 16, “he actually used to pick me up in his truck every sunday on the way to church for the rest of highschool”. In a traditional and classic ceremony, Elizabeth and Douglas became the Maclays! After a sweet kiss, the Maclays recessed down the aisle with a look of pure JOY on their faces.
Post ceremony celebrations took place at Brookhollow country club. The reception hall was elegantly decorated in bright colored flowers. Elizabeth gave her florist, Garden Gate, creative freedom to arrange happy spring colors and highlight blue. Hydrangeas, roses, peonies dotted each table. A floral arch stood in the entryway, welcoming guests onto the dance floor.
The lace embroidery on Elizabeth’s dress comes from her mother’s wedding dress that she had made in Paris. For a touch of blue and borrowed, Elizabeth wore her grandmother’s sapphire earrings.
One of the best parts of looking through Elizabeth and Douglas’s photos is seeing how happy they are. The entire day was filled with so much love and laughter. You can’t help but smile when you look at the way that Elizabeth and Douglas look at each other. The Maclays brought the energy to the dancefloor! They danced on stage all night long as guests partied along with them. Flower crowns and boas were distributed for guests to accessorize with. After an outfit change and a conga line, it was time for the evening to come to a close. Mr. and Mrs. Maclay took off in a tunnel of sparklers and hopped in a getaway car. They waved goodbye to their loved ones and off they went!
Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Maclay!
Alison Baker Events
Bridal Gown Retailer
Hair + Makeup
Sonia Trevino + Tina Adams-Mason
Ceremony + Reception Venue
Park Cities Presbyterian Church + Brook Hollow Country Club
Perch Event Decor, Center Stage