Real Wedding | Thuy & Eddy

The pretty pastels and spring theme to this wedding are making me want spring to be here NOW. I can’t decide which I like better, the bouquets or those beautiful (and creative) centerpieces. If you are thinking of a springtime wedding, your inspiration can start here.

Thuy & Eddy |June 29, 2009 | Marie Gabrielle – Dallas, Texas

Real Wedding | Thuy & Eddy

How he proposed
New Years Eve – we were eating ice cream on a bench by the lake and he dropped down on one knee and proposed with the ring in his pocket.

The ceremony
We had a non-denominational wedding in a European garden in downtown Dallas – all of our closest friends and family joined us as we exchanged our vows. We hung floral pomanders, ribbons, and strings of butterflies from the trees.

The moment Thuy will never forget
Exchanging vows with my husband and getting teary from being so overwhelmed with happiness and joy OR when one of our guests was too busy taking photos and accidentally fell into the water surrounding the garden.

Real Wedding | Thuy & Eddy

The reception
We had a live band, open bar, and great food – we hired a lighting designer to pinspot the tables, highlight our wedding monogram on the dance floor, and my family and I did all of the floral arrangements.

We had wrought iron trees that were 4′ tall with nests that held tea lights and hung strings of butterflies and clusters of hydrangea and roses from the branches. Our theme was “springtime” (birds, flowers, butterflies, pastel colors, etc).

Real Wedding | Thuy & Eddy

How she found her dress
I tried on probably over 50+ dresses before I found “the one”. I felt that my dress was the “one” once I slipped into it – it was that magical moment (especially once I had the veil on!)

Real Wedding | Thuy & Eddy

Thuy’s advice for other brides
Just relax! once you get to the “day of”, the details will fall into place and just enjoy the day!

Real Wedding | Thuy & Eddy

Photographer: Vanessa Gavalya
Thuy’s Wedding Dress: Kenneth Pool Aria