Friday, November 6, 2009

Carrie & John’s “Rock Hollywood” Wedding

Posted by Kelly Simants

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I met Carrie and John at The All Good Cafe (their reception venue) for our consultation, and we immediately hit it off! I felt like I had known both of them for years – they are two of the warmest, welcoming people I’ve worked with. And, they have such a fun, truly unique sense of style that they wanted reflected in their wedding – so they wanted everyone to walk in and say “Oh wow, that is SO Carrie and John”!

With that said, their overall design was based on an “Old School Rock n’ Roll and Old Hollywood Glam” concept. LOVED the challenge of creating a design with them that was Tiffany-esque and traditional, yet edgy at the same time! Carrie and John’s colors were tiffany blue and cherry red, mixed with touches of black damask and leopard print. Fun! Carrie had done a great job of securing most of her vendors by the time we met, so just needed a bit of help pulling the design elements together and making sure everything ran smoothly on the day-of her wedding…so they hired Sweet Pea Events to help with Month-Of Wedding Coordination.

Here are a few shots from their ceremony in The Sunken Gardens at The Dallas Arboretum – gorgeous venue! Thanks to Paul Dyer from Vim Studio for providing all of these incredible photos from the day!

Mami from Botanical Art Design created the most gorgeous bouquets and boutonnieres! I especially love the hand-made brooches she added to the bridesmaids bouquets!

carriejohnWED09_0045carriejohnWED09_0070carriejohnWED09_0006Carrie and John both are passionate about music (and in fact are talented musicians!) so "The Thin White Dukes" band pictured below was an extremely important priority for them to set the tone for the party. The All Good Cafe was a perfect venue for them, as it has both a vintage flair with red diner booths and eclectic with music posters and all sorts of goodies scattered around the room.

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Carrie bought fake lips for the wedding party at the end of the night just to be goofy and have fun…and her girls did say “Oh, that is SO Carrie!” :)


The party wasn’t over when the reception ended at The All Good…Carrie & John changed into their after-party attire (love Carrie’s go-go dress and John’s retro shirt!) and left in a 1961 Cadillac from Dallas Dream Cars to head to The Mardi Gras for more music and dancing – so fun!


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Congrats Carrie and John! It was a blast working with you!

Fabulous Vendors Carrie & John Selected:


  1. Wow Kelly! This is a great selection of photos of a truly individualized event - congratulations on pulling it off and thanks for asking Botanical Art to be part of it!
    Ann McIntyre

  2. Thanks Ann! You and Mami are so fantastic to work with and I look forward to partnering together alot more in the future! :) Thanks for everything!