Carly and Daniel are our next couple to be married! They were originally scheduled for a big wedding, followed by a reception at the Nasher Sculpture Center, this weekend. Carly and Daniel opted instead to postpone the large celebration until next year due to COVID-19. That said, they still plan to have a small, intimate ceremony this weekend with a nice dinner at Carly’s mother’s home.
We first met back in 2011 during our college years in Worcester, Massachusetts. Daniel led a group of men from WPI sent to fill out the Clark University Choir’s men’s sections, while Carly was the choir’s teaching assistant. We hit it off right away and began dating a year later.
We stayed in Worcester for a few more years while Carly finished undergrad and entered the job market as a geriatric case manager. In the meantime, Daniel completed both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in robotics engineering.
In 2015, we hit the road driving cross country with our adorable cat, Shadow, to our new home in San Jose, California. Daniel found his dream job working for a self-driving car startup while Carly finished a master’s degree in social work and now works as the Lead Social Worker for an elder services agency.
Last summer during Carly’s family reunion, we decided to make it official. Daniel proposed in front of Carly’s dad’s side of the family and she said yes! We are so excited to begin this next chapter of our lives together and cannot wait to celebrate!
While it might not be the weekend they envisioned, we are so excited for them to become husband and wife, and that we get to play a part in this weekend as well as the big celebration for 2021!
We are gearing up for our next wedding this weekend! Emily and Jared are going to be married at Holy Trinity Catholic Church and then have their reception at Union Station. Emily shared their love story with us, and there’s no better way to post it then in her own words! Read below for the details on these two with some gorgeous engagement photos by Shannon Skloss Photography.
Jared and I met at Holy Trinity Church, the same church where we will be getting married. It’s funny to hear our friends tell their sides of “How Jared and Emily met” because it turns out, Jared and I were both trying to get the courage to speak to each other for a few weeks.
It was one Sunday evening mass and I looked over my right shoulder and see this very tall & handsome man few pews behind me wearing a bright pink polo. I kept trying to find reasons to turn around to catch another look at him. I was hoping he would come to mass the following week so I could try and sit next to him. Sure enough, he was there but the seats next to him were taken, so I sat a couple pews behind him. This time we caught eyes a few more times. After mass, Jared was walking directly behind me, and I was praying he would say something. But he just kept walking to his car.
The following week he finally spoke. He told me how hot it was outside. Being the end of July in Texas, it wasn’t the most creative pick up line, but it was a start. The next week it was my turn to give it a try, and since he was wearing a short sleeve polo, I made a joke about how he finally dressed weather appropriate. Jared laughed, and then asked if I had any plans that evening. He then asked me if I would like to go to dinner with him right then and there. Our first date was very spontaneous, but I loved it. After that Sunday night dinner, we never stopped dating.
A week before our 3 year anniversary of that first date, Jared asked me to marry him. He really wanted to surprised me, and that he did. I was sure he was going to do it on our actual anniversary and kept asking him “what are we doing next week?” Little did I know, my best friend, Hannah, who used to work in the alcohol sales business, asked if Jared and I would like to attend a Wine Event for her company at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Jared picked me up in an Uber (I don’t know how he was so calm) and we drove to the event. When we got there, there was no one in the lobby except for a security guard, photographer and 2 event ladies. They assured me that everyone for the event was all downstairs, so I didn’t think twice.
Then when the photographer said “before you head down, can I grab a photo of you two” I actually declined at first because I thought it was awkward to take a photo without saying hi to Hannah at her event. But Jared really wanted a photo, so we walked out to the courtyard and took a few photos. Jared then turns to me mid photo and starts saying really sweet things. My first reaction was “you’re so sweet, but you’re making the photographer uncomfortable haha” then I looked into Jared’s eyes and I knew this was the moment I was praying for.
In case you missed our big announcement on Instagram, Kimberly has started a new venture – Almost to the Aisle!
Almost to the Aisle provides luxury event day management, also known as “month-of” wedding coordination, through Dallas’ most experienced and well-respected wedding planners. No budgeting, no venue scouting, no vendor meetings throughout the entire process. Almost to the Aisle is simply the highest quality event coordination services for couples who are planning a wedding on their own but know they need a seasoned pro to execute the big day.⠀
Today is the wedding day of our first ATTA clients – Lindsay and Justin! It just so happens that Kimberly will also be coordinating today’s event. Head on over to the Almost to the Aisle blog to learn more about these two as they become #HappilyEverHalmon! You can also follow along on our Instagram to catch a glimpse of their wedding day at The Joule Hotel!
We always love to see all of the work from a wedding come together – and we especially love to relive it with a gorgeous wedding film, which is exactly what John Christopher Photographs + Films sent over to us this week! Little did we know that this would be our last event before the beginning of the Pandemic 2020!
Today marks one year since Erica and Austin’s wedding and, boy, was it a fun one! It’s quite possible we have never seen a bride break it down on the dance floor quite like Erica did – and the father-daughter dance, followed by a harmonica jam session on stage, only added even more to the evening!
What can we say about this one? Julianne is a special client to us – not only was this our second time to work with her family to plan a wedding, but she’s also become one of our amazing assistants on some wedding days!
I bet that none of us thought we’d be celebrating Luke and Joe‘s first wedding anniversary in a quarantine! Luke and Joe’s wedding is definitely a great one to reflect back on – from the dance floor that lit up, to the fun details and unique ceremony (everyone stood around the dance floor and watched these two say their vows – without a dry eye in the room)!
We’re so excited to share Madison and John‘s wedding video with you! If you may recall, Madison has a special place in our hearts as she was once our intern back in her college days! We just love how the video by Madeline Ruth Media turned out…
A big wedding weekend is approaching over here and we can’t wait for you to meet our next couple, Emma and Greg! These two have quite the story of how they met…
Both Emma and Greg’s families families have known each other since before they were born, but somehow these two had never met! In September 2017, Emma was in LA on business and stayed the weekend to visit family. Greg ended up in LA the same weekend to go to a USC game with his parents and brothers.
On Saturday night, each were coerced into attending a joint family dinner, where Greg’s father strategically seated them next to each other. Greg asked for Emma’s number, and two weeks later, they had their first date back in New York – a wine tasting in Chelsea Market. How had they not met sooner?!
Less than a year later, Greg told Emma they were having dinner with his boss to celebrate his promotion. The hostess told them the table wasn’t ready, so Greg suggested taking a walk while they waited.
He surprised her with a beautiful proposal inside Gramercy Park, and afterward suggested celebrating with champagne at Rose Bar. Lo and behold, all their friends were waiting inside. It was an unforgettable evening!
Not only did Greg plan the perfect proposal, but he also made sure to have someone there to capture the moments! Take a peek at these images by Sean Gale Burke…
We cannot wait to share in their wedding weekend at Perkins Chapel and the Dallas Country Club!