Real Wedding | Lacey + Michael

What do you get when you marry Texas style with New Orleans charm? A fabulous wedding and reception that is loaded with memorable details and special touches. Lacey and Michael both call Texas home (Lacey, by way of New Orleans), and planned a celebration to incorporate all their favorite southern traditions. An intimate setting, delicious “Southern comfort” fare, and New Orleans traditional ‘second line’ parasols are just some of what you’ll discover in today’s Real Wedding feature. What are my favorite details? Lacey’s unique and beautiful feather-adorned bouquet, and a truly one-of-a-kind groom’s cake designed in the image of the TCU mascot – the horned frog. Enjoy!

Lacey + Michael | October 9, 2010 | Dallas, Texas

The ceremony

Our wedding ceremony was held at St. Thomas Aquinas church in Dallas on an amazing fall afternoon.  We had a traditional catholic mass, with a talented organist and soloist who set the intimate mood for our ceremony.  There were floral accents of black, white and green throughout the church.

The reception

We had our reception at the historic Arlington Hall at Lee Park in Dallas.  Our vision was New Orleans meets Texas, as we had both grown up in Texas, and I was from New Orleans.  This meant that the food had to be abundant, the music playing all night, and the drinks free flowing.  Some of the New Orleans accents included some southern comfort food, performing the traditional “second line” with parasols and hankerchiefs, and wedding cake pulls. It was an amazing celebration with our closest friends and family.

How Lacey felt in her wedding dress

Modern, Romantic, and Unique

Why she is selling her wedding gown

I tried on many, many dresses before I found “the One” and when I did, I knew it right away.  I felt amazing on my wedding day, and I would love for another bride to have that same experience.

Lacey’s dress: Ines Di Santo, Turquoise / Photography: Joseph Mark