Wedding at the Dallas Scottish Rite Museum

When you plan a wedding at the Dallas Scottish Rite Museum, you know it’s going to be a good day. Kelly and Conner were married in January, on a cold and blistery day. But the heat was on inside, with this gorgeous couple, who are so in love.

Kelly and Connor met while at the University of Arkansas, when they were set up by mutual friends. After graduation, they both moved back to Dallas, where their families lived. She graduated from Nursing school, and he became a CPA. He soon proposed, and he got himself a big fat yes!

Bride and Bridesmaids sitting atop a bed

bride with her hair stylist

James DeFrange with PuraVida Salon is one of the most sought after hairstylists in town, and Kelly is very particular about her hair. When I introduced her to James, it was an instant connection, and of course, James made her look absolutely gorgeous on her wedding day. It doesn’t take much to make this girl gorgeous though! He had a good palate to work with.

bride in her dressing gown getting her hair styled
bride getting her lipstick put on
groom and groomsmen getting dressed
groom with his new cufflinks

Karen McCarthy is one of the nicest people I’ve meet in years, and her she is with her two precious daughters. And these daughters adore their mom. In fact, she is their best friend. And Kelly’s sister Claire, is getting married in the fall of 2019, so they will have another family wedding together again!

mother of the bride getting dressed
bride with her father seeing her for the first time
bride and groom at ceremony
black and white of bride and groom kneelilng at altar

We love this photo, because we think it simply says, “This is love.”

bride and groom by pillars
bride and bridesmaids in navy dresses
Bride and Groom and wedding party in front of Dallas Scottish Rite Museum
black and white of grromsmen walking on Dallas street
wedding party on dallas street
head table with huge white flower bouquets

Oh, the style for this wedding was unbelievable! My favorite color palate, all whites and creams, creates a romantic and elegant wedding. The flowers by Haute Floral were over the top. In fact, Kristen the owner, called me just two days prior, and said, “I have some orchids I got really inexpensively. Do you think she would want them?” Of course, I answered a huge “yes” right away! It was just the prettiest wedding we’ve done!

head table with white flowers and orchids for wedding
gorgeous round table with silver chairs and white flowers for wedding dinner

When you husband gives you a nice hug, because he loves the room so much. That’s pretty special.

white flowers on the head table for a wedding

The Dallas Scottish Rite Museum is a rare find for Dallas. An incredibly ornate building from the late 1800’s in downtown Dallas, is such a pretty choice for a wedding reception. Added with the cream walls and elaborate bridal room, it’s a great choice!

head table with huge flowers in white for wedding dinner at Dallas Scottish Rite Museum
menu card for a wedding dinner

We had a special little touch that we added to the place settings. We ordered brooches, in all different sizes and colors, and added a cream ribbon, which we used as a special detail on the napkin. It was the perfect touch.

wedding invitation set with bling and white orchid
very pretty white flowers set on a round table at a wedding
bride and groom first dance
bride and groom first dance
bride's dress swirling with first dance with groom
father daughter dance at wedding
wedding cake with little bride and groom on top

When Kelly’s parents were married, her dad, Paul, said the one thing he wanted at his wedding, was “the little bride and groom on top of the cake.” Kelly’s mom, Karen, of course has saved this, and their special topper was used on the top of the cake. And with even a little bit of frosting from her parents wedding, still on the bride and groom!

cake knife decorated with flowers and ribbon
bride and groom figures on top of wedding cake
bride's cake
bride and groom eating cake
black and whtie of father daughter dance
bride and groom dancing
bride and groom dancing at wedding reception
girls dancing at wedding reception
bride and bridesmaid who caught the bouquet
bride and bridesmaid dancing
black and white of bride and groom private dance

Such a special moment is when the bride and groom have a “last dance” together. This is a special time, for just the two of them, along with their photographer, just enjoy the room and their reception one last time. To take it all in, enjoy the experience, as a new husband and wife. Kelly says that the last dance was the favorite memory of her wedding day…just her and her new husband alone, dancing.

bride and groom private dance
bride and groom private dance
bride and groom private dance among white flowers
bride and groom private dance
bride and groom exit

This is Kelly’s favorite picture. We can see why!

Bride and groom exit
bride and groom kiss upon exiting reception
bride and groom kiss at exit
Bride and Groom exiting among bubbles
Bride and groom exit with bubbles
Bride and Groom exiting among bubbles
bride and groom kiss upon exiting reception
black and white of bride and groom kiss at exit
bride and groom in car
wedding special to me was the amount of friends and family that came to celebrate Connor and I! It meant so much to us to have everyone we loved there on our special day

Their wedding day was special, as Kelly remembers, as they had a large number of family and friends who traveled near and far to celebrate with them. It meant so much to the couple to have everyone near them on their special day!

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