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.
“And a sixpence in her shoe.” Worn in the left shoe, this wedding tradition symbolizes happiness, wealth and prosperity.
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!
This is what guys do on the wedding day…gather around the TV in the hotel suite, and watch golf!
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.
One last check of the Carolina Herrera wedding gown by the bridesmaids, before Keshia goes outside for pictures with her girls.
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!
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.!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
Our favorite, Panini Bakery, made the most delicious strawberries and cream four tiered wedding cake…not a morsel was left!
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.”
Keshia and Alex had one last surprise for their guests – a confetti cannon during the last song, “Shout”, which Limelight Band rocked the house!
And they lived happily ever after…and never went bowling again!
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
Ceremony Music: Phillip Peloubet and Channing Hooper
Reception Music: Limelight Band
Stationery: Creative Grafx
Wedding Gown: Carolina Herrera
Wedding Planner: Sue Kelson Events