May 18, 2014
Beauty in the Park
Taylor McQueen, manager at Bellacures, married Derrik “Tyler” LeBaron, a real estate agent at Rogers Healy and Associates,at the Dallas Arboretum on May 18th, 2014.
They met at a mutual friend’s birthday party where Tyler boldly approached her and tried to start a conversation. Taylor didn’t pay much attention and blew him off; that didn’t stop Tyler from trying harder. Persistence is an attractive trait, and Tyler’s got her attention; she was new to town and barely knew anyone. They ended up clicking right away and even had a dance off. This was the start of their journey.
Tyler has perfect timing; he proposed to Taylor on her birthday and turned a special day into a one she’ll never forget. He had a romantic picnic arranged at one of their favorite places, the Dallas Arboretum. There were flowers and champagne; little notes of affection hung from the trees. Things moved from “Happy Birthday” to “We are so good together.” It was an engagement, in a birthday party disguise. Tyler created a nostalgic playlist for background ambiance. When David Gray’s “Sail Away” played, the lovebirds clinked champagne glasses and Tyler revealed the diamond ring on his pinky. He got on one knee and popped the question. Tyler had more surprises up his sleeve; an engagement party at the Zaza Hotel with friends and family was followed by dinner at Nobu. “Taylor remembers it as, “The best day of my life!”
A beautiful botanical ceremony at the Dallas Arboretum took place about six months later; at the same spot they were engaged. Photographers Meshali Mitchell & Dagny Piasecki captured the ceremony and the reception in the Garden Room of the Crescent Hotel.
By Patty Yang
Photography by Meshali Mitchell & Dagny Piasecki