Four Seasons Wedding Under a Canopy of Twinkle Lights

Wedding Planner in Dallas with the Four Seasons Hotel

Here was one incredible Dallas wedding with a bride we adored!  Keshia Smith and her mom, Sharon McCall were incredible to work with, and we now consider them friends.  Planning Keshia’s wedding at the Four Seasons Dallas was one of our highlights of 2016!  Here’s their love story…

Keisha Meets Alex

Keshia Smith had been on a number of bad first dates, so it was surprising that she agreed to a blind date with Alex Peloubet.  Setup by a mutual college friend, the couple went bowling.  Now Keshia is not a bowler, but she was a good sport and went along with it.  As the date moved along, Keshia thought to herself, “He’s such a cutie!”  As Alex watched her bowl gutter ball after gutter ball, he thought, “This girl is impressive!  She can laugh at herself.”  At the end of the night, they both agreed they had been on the best first date of their lives.  Bowling led to marriage, and Keshia and Alex were wed on May 7, 2016 at the Four Seasons Las Colinas.

Carolina Herrera Wedding Dallas from Highland Park Village Dallas

Dallas bride's jewerly of diamond earrings and diamond necklace

“And a sixpence in her shoe.”  Worn in the left shoe, this wedding tradition symbolizes happiness, wealth and prosperity.

Dallas bride's jimmy choo wedding sandels with a sixpence in shoe

The sweetest group of girls a bride could ever ask for!  How could Keshia choose just a few, when she has so many good friends?  These bridesmaids took such good care of her on the wedding day!

Bridal Party on Patio of Four Seasons Dallas Hotel

Dallas groom's gray wedding suit with name stitched inside front lapel

This is what guys do on the wedding day…gather around the TV in the hotel suite, and watch golf!

groom and groomsmen watching tv at Four Seasons Dallas Hotel Suite

A Stunning Bouquet

One of the most beautiful wedding bouquets we’ve ever seen.  Branching Out Florals outdid themselves with this lush and loose bouquet of white orchids, garden roses, and peonies.  The finishing touch was an exquisite handkerchief from Keshia’s grandmother that was pinned to the bouquet.

Bride's bouquet from Branching Out Dallas Florist

Vintage Handkerchief for Bridal Bouquet

One last check of the Carolina Herrera wedding gown by the bridesmaids, before Keshia goes outside for pictures with her girls.

Bride in Carolina Herrera Wedding Dress at Four Seasons Dallas Hotel Suite

Bride in Carolina Herrera Wedding Dress at Four Seasons Dallas Hotel and Golf Course

Bridesmaids in Navy Dresses at Four Seasons Dallas Hotel

Bride at Four Seasons Dallas in Carolina Herrera Dress from Highland Park Village

Her Love for her Mom

We adore a bride who has such love and admiration for her mother, and Keshia certainly does.  Keshia and Sharon have such a strong mother daughter bond – it was so fun to watch them giggle and laugh and exchange glances with each other.  The love is obvious between them!

Bride in Carolina Herrera Dress with Mom at Four Seasons Dallas Hotel

Outdoor Ceremony Under the Flowers

Keisha & Alex wanted an outdoor ceremony, and to be married under an arch that was filled with flowers.  Branching Out Floral did a magnificent job designing the wedding arch which was bursting with white garden roses, tulips, stock and orchids.  The bride and groom also wanted their guests to be greeted with a glass of champagne upon arrival to the ceremony.  When they were seated, every guest had a noisemaker on their chair, which they were to clang, whistle and blast when they were pronounced Mr. and Mrs.!

Wedding Guests at Four Seasons Dallas Hotel outdoor Ceremony

Alex’s brother, Phillip Peloubet, composed the music for the processional.  The bride walked down the aisle with music written especially for her, “Keshia’s Theme”…what a moment!

Dallas Wedding Outdoor Ceremony with String Quartet at Four Seasons Dallas Hotel

Bride in Carolina Herrera Wedding Dress at Four Seasons Hotel Dallas

The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father, Mr. Jonathan Smith.  Keshia’s step-father, Mr. David McCall, officiated the wedding.  So many special touches in this ceremony!

Bride and Groom at a Dallas Four Seasons Hotel Outdoor Ceremony

Dallas Wedding Floral Arch by Branching Out Events

Dallas Bride and Groom at Four Seasons Dallas with Branching Out Events flowers

We love it when brides allow their maids to choose their own dresses – it really lets their personality shine.  These maids look fantastic, and it all blends so well.  Each man was also wearing their own gray suits, and only matched their ties.  The overall look was gorgeous!

Dallas Wedding Party in front of floral arch by Branching Out Events at the Four Seasons Dallas Hotel

Dallas Bride and Groom in Carolina Herrera Dress at Four Seasons Dallas Hotel


Let’s Party under the Twinkle Lights!

Let the party begin!  Keshia’s vision for her wedding reception was to dance the night away under a canopy of twinkle lights, resembling a sky full of stars.  Her dream came true, as thousands and thousands of string lights were hung in the Pavilion of the Four Seasons by James Davis of LeForce Entertainment.  James and his crew spent 11 hours meticulously hanging strand after strand of lights, so much so, that this and candles on the tables, provided the only light in the room.  Keshia’s breath was taken away, as she saw her reception, and knew that she would dance with the love of her life, under the stars.

Wedding Planner in Dallas at the Four Seasons Hotel with LeForce Entertainment for Lights

Pavilion at the Four Seasons Dallas with Lights by LeForce Entertainment

Keshia’s style was sleek and modern, so Branching Out filled the Pavilion with the most beautiful pure white calla lilies.  They bunched dozens together in tall vases, and the lilies naturally laid to the side, making the room even more visually stunning.

LeForce Entertainment Lighting at the Pavilion at the Four Seasons Dallas

Flowers by Branching Out Events at the Four Seasons Dallas

LeForce Entertainment White Twinkle Lights at the Pavilion at the Four Seasons

Our favorite, Panini Bakery, made the most delicious strawberries and cream four tiered wedding cake…not a morsel was left!

Dallas Bride and Groom Cutting the Wedding Cake at the Four Seasons Dallas

bride-mom-dance-close-up-0606 Another special moment that Keshia wanted was a dance with her mom.  They danced to Elton John’s “Your Song”, and Sharon’s favorite line is, “Yours are the sweetest eyes, I’ve ever seen.”

Bride and Groom Dancing at Dallas Wedding Reception

Dallas Bridesmaids Dancing at Wedding Reception

Mother of the Bride Dancing with Wedding Guest

LeForce Entertainment Lighting at the Four Seasons Dallas Pavilion Room

Dallas Bridesmaids

DFW Bride at the Pavilion at the Four Seasons Dallas

Keshia and Alex had one last surprise for their guests – a confetti cannon during the last song, “Shout”, which Limelight Band rocked the house!

Wedding Guests at the Dallas Four Seasons Pavilion

Dallas Wedding Guests

Four Seasons Dallas Decorated Golf Cart

Bride and Groom Exit at the Four Seasons Dallas

Exit of DFW Bride and Groom at the Pavilion at the Four Seasons Dallas Hotel

And they lived happily ever after…and never went bowling again!

Vendor Love:

Officiant:  David McCall

Venue:  Four Seasons Las Colinas

Photographer:  Perez Photography

Lighting:  LeForce Entertainment

Florist:  Branching Out Events

Cake:  Panini Bakery

Makeup:  My Fabulous Faces

Hair:  James DeFrange Pura Vida Salon

Ceremony Music:  Phillip Peloubet and Channing Hooper

Reception Music:  Limelight Band

Stationery:  Creative Grafx

Videographer: we3Productions

Wedding Gown:  Carolina Herrera

Wedding Planner:  Sue Kelson Events

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