Our Dallas wedding planners had a blast planning Tian Tian + Chris’ wedding! They are a couple who aren’t afraid to let their personalities shine through and have fun.
From Tian Tian surprising Chris by arriving at the rehearsal in a taco costume (their wedding was a few weeks before Halloween) just for kicks — she did take it off after a few minutes — to Chris surprising her with Torchy’s Tacos as a late night snack at the reception, there were twists and turns throughout their wedding that kept their group of guests guessing and cheering all night long.
Both met in West Point and were in the military for five years. They incorporated aspects from that background such as cutting the cake with the West Point saber and doing a military style grog. For their wedding, the couple was drawn to bright florals which were balanced out with neutral linens and the warm tones of Hotel Crescent Court. Tian Tian and Chris don’t live in Dallas and they, along with most of their guests flew in from various parts of the States to make it to their big day.
Since Tian Tian’s family is from China, red wooden favors that mean “double happiness” were put on each place setting as a nod to her culture. It was one of our favorite weddings of the year, not just because of Anna Rayner’s beautiful florals, but because this wonderful couple was such a joy to be around and plan for as well. The night ended with a sparkler exit, laughter and celebration.
We cannot forget to mention Sandy, Tian Tian’s Old English Sheepdog who has been the most well-behaved (and supportive) flower girl in all the weddings we have done. Sandy was such a pro and MVP!
Oh, and the icing on the cake? This wedding was featured on the front page of Style Me Pretty!
To view other weddings Sarah has planned for, check out the links below!
You can also read the review Tian Tian left:
“Let me start with this – I’ve joked a number of times with my now-husband that if the two of us don’t work out, I intend to marry Sarah so she can plan out the rest of my life for me. Hahah.
Sarah is incredibly detail oriented (if you’re as into spread sheets as I am, you’ll fall head over heels in love with her like I did), thoughtful, and professional. She prodded us when we needed prodding, guided us with her wealth of experience and strong intuition, and was the glue that really pulled the wedding together.
She knew all the right people in the industry, bargained hard for us when we felt things were overpriced or unreasonable, and thought of all the little details that we didn’t think of… but were the little details that make our big day truly special. In every way possible, she went above and beyond. I don’t even want to imagine what a disaster the wedding would have been without her, so all I can say is, Sarah is a KEE-per. Haha.
But seriously, she is amazing. I never want to get married again (wow, that was so much more work than I imagined… and I also love my husband obviously…), but if I did, I would hire her.”