September 20, 2014
Tess and Peter met at a mutual friend’s party in New York City. By the time the next party came around, Peter had finally asked Tess out. They knew from the first date that they had met their Mr. and Mrs. Right. Although Tess left for business school in the Fall, Peter planned a romantic Puerto Rico trip during her first year at school. He popped the question on the beach and their lives changed forever.
Tess and Peter officially became Mr. and Mrs. Hales on September 20th, 2014. The couple tied the knot in the extravagant Alex Camp House located at The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Tess wore a beautiful mermaid style, strapless lace gown from Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner from Circle Park Bridal. AW Wedding Hair helped create her natural glam look. Her five wonderful bridesmaids wore sweetheart blush dresses by Dessy. Peter wore a black tuxedo from My Tux.
After tying the knot, they walked to the reception where everyone congratulated them. Branching Out provided the centerpieces, which were decorated with the wedding colors. Panini provided the cake, which was a simple 4-tier white cake with elegant texture and real roses that complemented the wedding colors. The cake symbolized the newlyweds as one and stood under an arch very similar to the one from the ceremony. They also had gelato from Paciago as a dessert choice. All eyes were on the couple as they danced the night away. To wrap up the most special night of their lives, they danced one final dance right before their grand exit. To symbolize the couple’s love for the Lone Star State, guests received Texas-shaped cookies as favors. The two then headed off to the Amalfi Coast and Venice in Italy for a picture perfect honeymoon.
By Carolina Hernandez
Photos: John Christopher Photography
Host events the day before and after. The actual wedding passes too quickly and there’s never enough time to spend with all of your family and friends. We hosted drinks at The Woolworth Friday evening to welcome guests—especially those from out of town. Sunday morning, my family hosted a farewell brunch at their house. The weekend would have felt so different if I’d only had 7 P.M. to midnight on Saturday to spend with guests.