addison holmes

Our Wedding.

addison holmes
Our Wedding.

In honor of our anniversary, I wanted to share our wedding with you! This day beautifully exemplified our love for each other, as well as our style and taste, and a few of our favorite things! Our day was featured in D Magazine as well as Brides Magazine. Enjoy excerpts from these publications, as well as my own tips and advice for your big day. And catch our highlight video at the bottom of the post.

Loved our Black and White Dance Floor

Loved our Black and White Dance Floor

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D Magazine

A night on the town can do you some good. Just ask Addison and Jeremy. Having both just returned home from traveling for work, Addison, a professional ballet dancer, and Jeremy, a Texas oilman at the time, decided to spend a much needed night out with their friends in Uptown. Addison, oblivious to her admirer, noticed that her friend was very distracted by someone behind her. Unable to contain herself, Addison’s friend interrupted Jeremy’s not-so-subtle stare with a “Hello! I see you looking at my friend!” Appreciating the unconventional introduction, Addison says she is forever grateful for her friend’s sass. “We have been inseparable ever since,” she says.

Reminded of their first vacation together in Carmel Valley–and the place they fell in love–Addison and Jeremy chose to marry at the Dallas Arboretum on Sunday, September 27, 2015. They incorporated rich fall colors and lined the tables with long garlands to embrace the garden’s romantic feel. The couple mixed in mid-century modern elements and “evoked a ’60s Palm Springs vibe” with a full Frank Sinatra band and a black-and-white dance floor. They went all out with a ’60s-inspired cocktail bar and even used the groom’s vintage 1951 Chevrolet Deluxe Sports Coupe as their exit car.

Addison and Jeremy decided to skip the traditional wedding party and opted for a family-focused ceremony. Jeremy’s older brother and Addison’s best friend stood as witnesses at the ceremony and their son was a part of the vows. “Our wedding was really about our love for each other and our son,” says Addison.

Ceremony Site: Women’s Garden at the Dallas Arboretum
Photographer: Sarah Delanie Photography
Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas
Bridal Gown Designer: Bliss by Monique Lhuillier
Bridal Gown Retailer: The Bridal Suite at Nordstrom
Hair and Makeup: LaDonna Stein
Groom’s Attire: Ralph Lauren
Bridesmaid Dresses Designer: BCBG
Bridesmaid Dresses Retailer: BCBG
Flowers: Everly Alaine Florals
Reception Venue: DeGolyer House and lawn at the Dallas Arboretum
Wedding Cake: Sugar Bee Sweets
Groom’s Cake: Sugar Bee Sweets
Caterer: Kent Rathbun Catering
Transportation: DFW-Direct Motorsports
Band/DJ: Leon Ziligson Band
Videographer: Henry Weddings
Lighting: Astounding Sounds
Wedding Rentals: Ducky-Bob’s
Wedding Planner: Rachel Burrow, Sarabeth Events

Love this Vintage veil my mom and I found!

Love this Vintage veil my mom and I found!

BRIDES MAGAZINE: REAL WEDDINGS

A Ballet Dancer Brought Her On-Stage Creativity to Her Modern Garden Wedding in Dallas

By 

Jaimie Mackey

Published on May 25, 2016

Stillshot from our Incredible Videographer, Henry Martin.

Stillshot from our Incredible Videographer, Henry Martin.

Designing and planning a wedding comes easily to some brides, especially those who are particularly creative — and Addison, a Dallas-based ballet dancer and choreographer, is no exception! After Jeremy proposed on her birthday in November of 2014, she jumped feet-first into planning their September 27, 2015, wedding for 135 guests. "I'm a creator at heart, and building our vision was so exciting!" she says. "If I ever have to pick another profession, it will definitely be event design."

She and Jeremy have celebrated their son, Hudson's, first two birthdays at the Dallas Arboretum, and they knew it was just the place for a wedding. "We were inspired by the easy elegance of the gorgeous, natural space," says Addison. She wove in lush florals and mid-century modern details, creating a '60s Palm Springs vibe. With mixed metallic and rich fall hues layered against geometric details and the garden's sculptures and fountains, we'd have to say they nailed it! Take a look at this sweet, family-focused celebration, photographed by Sarah Delanie.

 
All smiles in Monique Lhullier!

All smiles in Monique Lhullier!

Addison was totally giddy when she slipped on this Monique Lhuillier ball gown, with a beaded bodice and a structured tulle skirt. "I went shopping with my hair and makeup done, which helped me see how the dress would look on our wedding day," she says. She added a matching beaded cathedral-length veil, which paired perfectly with the elegance of her stunning yellow diamond engagement ring.

 

Jeremy wore a Ralph Lauren tuxedo, which he topped off with a wine-colored ranunculus boutonniere.

 
Ralph Lauren for the handsome groom

Ralph Lauren for the handsome groom

Ranunculus make perfectly stylish boutonnieres

Ranunculus make perfectly stylish boutonnieres

Hadleigh's Atelier Loafers

Hadleigh's Atelier Loafers

"I'm so happy we decided to do a first look," says Addison. "I was so nervous and excited, my lips were quivering as we kissed!" It was the perfect opportunity for the ballerina to show off her dance floor-ready skirt, and for Jeremy to flaunt his blue loafers and pocket square.

 
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The bride's voluminous bouquet combined roses and ranunculus in ivory, blush, deep pink, and wine hues, with cascading ivy and ribbons.

 
Badgley Mischka Heels- Something Blue

Badgley Mischka Heels- Something Blue

Matron of Honor and Best Man.

Matron of Honor and Best Man.

"We had the ceremony in the Women's Sculpture Garden, surrounded by ponds, fountains, and gorgeous sculptures. We loved the natural beauty, so we didn't bring in any décor," says the bride.

 
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The groom walked down the aisle with the couple's son, followed by the bride and her father. Although they had a traditional ceremony, they capped off the proceedings by sharing vows that included their son. "Holding Hudson together during the last part of our vows, and seeing tears in Jeremy's eyes as he said his vows to me, is one of my favorite memories," says the bride. "It was beautiful to see our community come together to support our little family."

 
Reception Table.

Reception Table.

For the reception, the pair hosted a modern garden party, lit by candles and café lights. "We wanted the tables to be rich and full, but didn't want anything higher than eye level," Addison explains of the low garland design.

 
Reception in the DeGolyer Garden of the Dallas Arboretum.

Reception in the DeGolyer Garden of the Dallas Arboretum.

Smoke-gray chargers, black napkins, and sleek wine glasses lent a crisp and classic feel to the reception. The floral garlands combined roses and ranunculus with natural greenery. The bride and groom's chairs were decked out with swags of roses, while cocktail tables were topped with gold geometric vessels full of blooms. Guests sipped either an Old Fashioned or a gin cocktail made with St. Germain and cucumber. For dinner, everyone dined on steak, shrimp, and Cajun pasta.

 
Chair Swag

Chair Swag

Mid Century Modern Elements throughout the reception.

Mid Century Modern Elements throughout the reception.

Ombre Cake with fresh flowers, and Mid Century Modern Elements.

Ombre Cake with fresh flowers, and Mid Century Modern Elements.

The square-edged cake had a bottom tier covered in ombré black-to-white frosting with an organic texture, topped with gold geometric details and a cluster of fresh blooms. The flavor was perfect for a fall wedding: Pumpkin spice cake with vanilla cream and blackberry jam. There was also a dessert table topped with brownie bites and macarons.

"Jeremy and I danced to 'Our Love is Here to Stay,' by Natalie Cole," says Addison. And of course she took time to dance with Hudson, too!

The Blood Moon in the sky cast a magical glow over the evening. Says the bride, "Keep the joy in what you are planning. Cherish the love you have for each other and the journey to the altar — and stay under budget! It will keep stress at bay."

Happiness.

Happiness.

Needless to say fun was had on the dance floor!

Needless to say fun was had on the dance floor!

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Perfect end to a beautiful evening.

Perfect end to a beautiful evening.

In Jeremy's own vintage Chevrolet

In Jeremy's own vintage Chevrolet

"Jeremy and I danced to 'Our Love is Here to Stay,' by Natalie Cole," says Addison. And of course she took time to dance with Hudson, too!

The Blood Moon in the sky cast a magical glow over the evening. Says the bride, "Keep the joy in what you are planning. Cherish the love you have for each other and the journey to the altar — and stay under budget! It will keep stress at bay."

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden || Wedding Coordinator: Rachel Burrow of Sarabeth Events || Bride's Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier || Shoes: Badgley Mischka || Hair & Makeup: LaDonna Stein || Maid of Honor's Dress: BCBG || Groom's Attire: Ralph Lauren || Best Man's Attire: Menguin || Floral Design: Everly Alaine Florals || Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas || Paper Goods: Stamps Jubilee || Ceremony Music: Barbara Biggers || Reception Music: Leon Ziligson || Catering: Kent Rathbun Concepts || Cake: Sugar Bee Sweets || Rentals: Classic Party Rentals Dallas || Videographer: Henry Weddings || Photographer: Sarah Delanie

 

 

Wedding Video (Highlights)

Our videographer is brilliant, I have never seen anything like it. Truly captured the magic and love we have for each other!