Thank goodness Louis is better at a second first impression. After their first meeting, MaryEllen was convinced he was more interested in his banana pudding (he did have 2 cups) than he was in her. As fate would have it, they were given another chance to connect while hanging out with mutual friends shortly after that first encounter.
Fast forward four years, and Louis was able to surprise MaryEllen on their anniversary at their favorite Italian restaurant Margie’s. He asked her to marry him while a photographer captured the whole thing. MaryEllen was surprised again at the end of the night when Louis had planned an entire engagement party at Chimy’s that included all of their family and close friends.
MaryEllen has always had a love for St. Patrick’s Cathedral in downtown Fort Worth and when she found out the priest she grew up with was being transferred there, she knew it was destiny. They picked at a date in October and decided on a palette of navy, pinks, and berry tones.
Bridesmaids wore gorgeous long dresses with a blue floral print from Dessy and the groom looked quite dashing in a navy suit. Maryellen flew to NY to bring home the perfect gown from none other than Kleinfelds. Her hair pulled halfway up with a floral accent, she was just stunning with her ‘something borrowed’ diamond necklace from her mother.
Gold chivari chairs, gold chargers, gold votives and a golden overlays set the tone for a sophisticated evening and perfectly matched the couple’s invitation suite from Sweet Magnolia Paper. Friends and family were unable to stay in their seats when the band started to play and couldn’t help but get seconds for dessert. Cakewalk Bakeshop was able to construct a 4-tiered masterpiece with gold leafing filled with pistachio, strawberry and basil buttercreams as well as raspberry ganache. In lieu of a traditional groom’s cake, Steel City Pops was able to do a variation of Louis’ favorite treat – vanilla pop with Snickers crumble.
The happy Mr. and Mrs. were sent off in a tunnel of sparklers and were able to take a quick break before having to be at the airport by 3:30AM!! Congratulations you two!