Third time’s a charm for Taylor + Jordan, who were finally married earlier this spring at Hotel Crescent Court! We had quite a few couples who had to reschedule not once, twice but three times due to the pandemic.
It has not been an easy road in constantly trying to get a pulse on the past year and the duo, along with their families and vendors alike could not have been more gracious in trying to make things work.
We have been so incredibly proud of the vendors we partner with. Being a small business owner especially in the recent months has been difficult but the teamwork and integrity shown have been nothing short of humbling.
We could not have been more excited for the duo who were finally able to tie the knot. The expression on Taylor’s face that the photographer, Allen Tsai, says it all!
Many months were spent planning with beautiful Taylor and her mother. Both have a real knack for details and no stone was left unturned, all the way down to the edible flowers specifically ordered for the champagne that guests could help themselves to after the ceremony. Hand-dyed silk ribbons were brought in to tie the napkin in a specific way, with sprigs of dried phalaris grass to finish off the look.
It’s details like these that help set the tone of the wedding which not only made for stunning images but also let guests know that even the tiniest touches were thoughtfully considered to make this day a lovely chapter in the couple’s journey.
Taylor handmade the earrings the bridesmaids wore (which matched her own earrings) and her cousin made the monogrammed leather toiletry bags for the groomsmen.
They drank the same champagne that they had on the night they first met.
Here is the review Taylor left:
“I cannot possibly say enough wonderful things about Keestone Events!! From the minute we started working with Sarah, everything exceeded our expectations of what a planner should be… she was on top of literally everything and made the whole planning experience (from meeting us to pick our flatware, to hopping on endless calls with me and my mom, who lives out of state) an absolute blast and took 100% of the stress out of everything. Not to mention she had the most incredible vendor recommendations and reputation throughout the industry and everyone LOVES working with Keestone Events.
Starting with a vision board of our ideas, she helped us cultivate the look and feel of our dream wedding. Our wedding was originally scheduled for March 2020, and then two weeks out, it got moved to October. Within an afternoon of deciding to postpone, Sarah had seamlessly transferred literally everything over, and worked with all of our venders (whom she recommended, who were all FANTASTIC!) to make sure we were able to have everyone we wanted, even getting vendors to change/accommodate our new date. It was incredible!
We had to postpone a second time to April, and again she replanned everything flawlessly for us. We even had the opportunity to work with another lead planner within Keestone, Stephanie, and got the DREAM TEAM with them both! I can’t say enough wonderful things about Stephanie, either. She didn’t miss a beat coming into a wedding we had been planning for almost 2 years at that point and learned everything about our wedding even better than my mom nor I had.
We had about a million and one details, and she nailed every single one of them, both throughout the rest of the planning process and on wedding day. Not to mention she made the day stress free, fun, and just all around perfect. I can’t possibly say enough good things about Keestone Events and I could not imagine our wedding without this amazing and talented team – I am truly sad the planning process with these two women is over! I only wish we could do it all again!!!!”
You can read more about Taylor + Jordan’s story and the planning process below:
Jordan and I met through mutual friends at a party while attending SMU. We had actually been neighbors for a year beforehand, but didn’t know each other at the time. Jordan played football, and so he wasn’t usually out with our group of friends, but happened to come out that Saturday night and the rest is history!
What was your vision for the wedding?
To be honest, our vision really developed once the planning process was underway. I wanted our wedding to be “us” and to incorporate elements of my own style: flowery and whimsical with a bit of a boho-flare and vintage elements, but all in an elegant and understated way. I knew I wanted a neutral color palette and every touch to have a dreamy and airy feel. We also wanted the day to be intimate and relaxed, making sure our details added the character and sentiment we wanted while still keeping it comfortable and lighthearted for our guests. With just this, we hit the ground running with Keestone Events and from working with Allen Tsai to capture our day in the most etherial way, to the velvet vintage furniture we had at cocktail hour, Sarah and Stephanie helped us bring every idea (and more!) to life.
What was your favorite part of the day?
Being surrounded by our loved ones, especially after so long apart. Having our closest friends and family in Dallas with us celebrating our long our waited wedding was the best day of my life. Truly something to cherish.
What unique elements or DIY details did you include?
My mom and I both love anything crafty and quite a few details and elements of the wedding were things we either handmade or took part in creating. Being in two different states at times made this tricky, but thank goodness for FaceTime! One of my favorite DIY details was the bridal party gifts: I handmade the earrings my bridesmaids wore (which matched my own earrings) and my cousin made the monogrammed leather toiletry bags for the groomsmen. Whether it was tying the hand-dyed silk into bows for the place settings, scallop-trimming the menus, picking out which vintage votives and trays to use at cocktail hour, or designing our invitations on handmade paper with vintage stamps, my mom and I added in unique and crafty touches wherever we could!
One truly unique aspect of our ceremony was the vines that we had scaling the glass ceremony room. The unpredictability of Texas weather made us hesitant to plan a completely outdoor wedding, and so our amazing and talented florist, Jessica, and her team at Root and Bloom, brought the outdoors inside! The scaling and wispy vines crawling up the glass wall behind us made for the most breathtaking and unique ceremony that overlooked the outdoor cocktail hour space.
Were there any sentimental moments/ items incorporated to the wedding?
Throughout all of the main events, there were many sentimental moments and items incorporated into our wedding that made the day that much more special. A few of my favorites were having a first look with both Jordan and my dad, dancing to the love song from our favorite movie that we saw when we were first dating (called “About Time” which is fitting considering we waited so long!), drinking the same kind of champagne we had on the night we first met, writing our own vows, and having Jordan’s sisters speak at, and my uncle officiate, the ceremony.
Make sure you have fun! Everyone dreams of their wedding day – and every bride will tell you it goes too quickly! Enjoy every moment. Even if things don’t go as planned…that’s okay! Our wedding was postponed three times and now looking back, I couldn’t imagine a single thing about our day being any different, or more wonderful, than it was. Coming from a bride who had a million and one details – try not to get too overwhelmed and stressed throughout the planning process. Seeing your vision come to life and creating your perfect day is half the fun, and having a great team of vendors behind you makes the process enjoyable, smooth, and stress-free!
You can also view other weddings we have planned at Hotel Crescent Court here: