If Kay’s rehearsal dinner dress was any indicator as to how stylish the rest of the weekend would be then wow were we in for a treat! Allison Webb NYC designed and created the double-look gown for the weekend’s opening event that was as fun and fabulous as the bride herself. The detachable skirt allowed her to practice walking with a train for the ceremony rehearsal but transition to something a bit more lively for the dinner.
Kay spent the morning primping and prepping with her closest friends before slipping into her Carolina Herrera gown she had chosen for her big day. The dress was a stunning strapless stretch crepe trumpet gown with a seamed corset and top stitching detail. Finally she slipped on her Dee Keller shoes and made her way to show her bridal party the complete look. Her bridesmaids were definitely surprised when they saw the bride for the first time in her full ensemble.
Stuart’s reaction exceeded the bridesmaids when he saw Kay for the first time. They got the best of ‘golden hour’ before the ceremony taking portraits and awaiting with great excitement their arrival to the altar – which would be happening so soon!
After the ceremony, the new couple made their way to the Dallas Country Club for an unforgettable evening. Judy Sillers with Park Cities Event coordinated all of the details alongside Junior from the Garden Gate to decorate the ballroom. Our favorite detail were the ‘blessing beads’ strands tied oyster shells handmade by the mother of the bride. They lay atop a bed of moss underneath glass top tables in the reception. In the gallery, the groom’s cake had a Vonlane bus atop it for the couple recognizing the role it played in connecting them in their long distance relationship.
Kay and Stuart entered the celebration with Kay having put on another veil for her first dance with Stuart. The Mantilla she draped around her shoulders is a traditional piece that was made from hand placed Spanish lace and made its way to Dallas all the way from Spain!
The evening ended with Kay changing into another glamorous dress with a big bright blue bow which was custom made by a local woman from Dallas. The final fashion choice of the weekend and what a fun one it was! The couple danced and celebrated with their guests before exiting their party in a classic jeep. The whole celebration was as joyful as the couple we were celebrating and we couldn’t be more excited for the newest Mr. and Mrs. Duenner!
Park Cities Events
Highland Park Presbyterian Chruch
Dallas Country Club
Rehearsal Dinner Gown
John Cain Photography
Hair & Makeup
Studio One 10
Junior of Garden Gate
Sugar Bee Sweets