Tzahhia, one of our lead Dallas wedding planners, recalled that Elizabeth and Joe’s wedding was a truly memorable day, characterized by a wonderful blend of meaningful elements. With both the bride and groom sharing the surname Flowers (no relation), the event became known as the Flowers-Flowers wedding. The choice of Earth Day for their wedding day made the Dallas Arboretum the perfect venue. The couple’s initial connection was formed on the dance floor during a swing dancing event in college, foreshadowing the rhythm and harmony that would become the hallmark of their partnership.
A remarkable aspect of Elizabeth’s world is her synesthesia, a phenomenon that lets her “see” music in the form of colors and shapes. This intriguing characteristic played a pivotal role in crafting their wedding’s vibrant color palette. The fusion of pastel pink and buttercup yellow, Elizabeth’s favorite combination, adorned the celebration with a joyful and harmonious vibe. This palette was beautifully showcased in the linens at the cocktail hour, creating a cheerful ambiance. Olive Grove’s exquisite floral arrangements brought Elizabeth’s vision of an English garden explosion to life, transforming the venue into a whimsical meadow.
Honoring cherished family traditions, the couple invited “The Original Butt Sketch” artist to recreate the same whimsical element that had graced the bride’s parents’ wedding. The celebration also featured a pre-ceremony “champagne welcome,” setting the tone for a refined and joyful atmosphere. A blue settee, sourced all the way from Houston, was used at the sweetheart table. The Flowers-Flowers wedding was unforgettable. Congratulations, to the happy couple!
Joe and I met at Baylor’s Swing Dance club. Everyone had been asking me if I was related to a boy named Joe Flowers since my last name is also Flowers, and I said that I didn’t know anyone with that name. I remember the moment I first actually saw him; I asked someone who that cute boy dancing was and they told me it was Joe. When he asked me to dance, I introduced myself using my full name so that we would have something to talk about and he immediately said, “Let’s find out if we are related!”
So we sat and discussed family background for the rest of the song and discovered what I already knew – no family relation whatsoever. I was somewhat frustrated because he asked someone else to dance to the next song and I didn’t get to dance with the cute boy! He added me on Facebook later that evening and we started messaging each other. We realized we had a lot in common and quickly became friends, but it took us two years to decide to turn a really wonderful friendship into something romantic.
Floral! With us both having the name Flowers, how could we not lean in? We had a general idea and a venue picked out, but I had far too many ideas to sort through and narrow down before we could make the dream a reality. That’s where Tzahhia came in! She took our floral garden concept and helped to turn it into a magical fairytale.
My favorite part of the day was the moment I finally saw Joe. Getting ready all morning was fun, but as the day went on, all I could think was, “I’m just ready to see Joe.” We had our first look in a private corner of the garden and when I saw him with his back turned waiting for me, all my feeling of anxiousness or nervousness melted away. Nothing mattered after that except that I was finally marrying my best friend. – Elizabeth
My favorite part of our wedding day was performing the first dance. I remember feeling nervous and excited beforehand but the second we started I felt a wave of confidence. We were in our element and showing off! I forgot about the crowd watching us and lived in the moment. It sank in that this woman was my wife and that dancing with her would never stop filling me with comfort and joy. – Joe
Joe played cello and I did ballet all through high school so we enjoyed picking specific songs for the incredible string quartet to perform – formal sentimental songs for the processional, and fun less formal songs for the recessional. Specifically, I walked down the aisle to Canon in D which was the song my ballet teacher set our signature performance piece to and holds a special place in my heart. Additionally the recessional was the Star Wars Throne Room theme which sounds very similar to the classic recessional song but with a fun and iconically Star Wars twist.
We had Krandell Lee Newton, the Original Butt Sketch Artist, at our reception! He did a sketch of my (Elizabeth) parents back in 1989 that was hung on the walls of my parents’ house my entire childhood. It made for a fun and unique gift for guests to take home at the end of the night!
Hire a planner! Tzahhia made all my Pinterest board fantasies come to life. The day of was such a blur! Everyone told me that would be the case so I knew to expect it but it’s still so wild how true it really was – and I have no idea how any of it would have been possible without the incredible talent of the team we had with Keestone.
I felt so confident that day because Tzahhia was in control so it was so easy to enjoy a day that was over far too quickly. And hire a videographer! I added video at the very last minute and I’m so happy that I did, specifically because of how much of a blur that day really was.
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