Callie and Lorne have such an amazing story. Callie, from Southlake, Texas and Lorne, from South Africa, met while attending Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. They both share a love for Africa. When it came time for Lorne to pop the question, he knew it had to be at one of their favorite places. The Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. The area is a World Heritage Site and is home to a wide variety of wildlife and landscapes. After a morning safari, Lorne, who was sick with Malaria at the time (!), brought Callie to a spot on the wall of the crater overlooking the entire preserve.
He proposed against the most amazing backdrop imaginable. Fast forward to May 19th, the happy couple descended on the Joule Hotel in Downtown Dallas. They started to get ready and have a few pre-wedding cocktails in the speakeasy. Their big fluffy white pup even helped out with final touches.
Everyone migrated to the Dallas Arboretum. Callie and Lorne exchanged vows in the Lay Family Garden, surrounded by family and friends from around the world. Afterwards, everyone settled in for the most stunning outdoor reception. This gorgeous dinner was set overlooking White Rock Lake. As with any great Dallas Arboretum wedding, everyone danced away the evening under the stars before a sparkler sendoff. I can’t say enough about how great it was to get to know this wonderful couple and all their loved ones.
The Dallas Arboretum is such a beautiful outdoor Dallas wedding venue. Each ceremony and reception location is full of unique character and charm. An Arboretum wedding is also perfect for couples wanting a semi blank slate. They can make the space their own, while still having lots of existing details to play off of. That’s exactly what Callie and Lorne did with their wedding.
I had such a blast with this lovely couple! If you are engaged and thinking about a Dallas Arboretum Wedding, please learn more about me and why I am different than other wedding photographers. I can’t wait to connect and tell your story!
Also, take a look at Callie’s beautiful bridal session at the historic Aldridge House in Dallas and take a look at some more of the best wedding venues in DFW.
Wedding Reception Venue – The Camp House at The Dallas Arboretum
Wedding Ceremony Location – Lay Family Garden at The Dallas Arboretum
Planning – Laura Mayfield Events
Floral – Bella Flora of Dallas
Makeup – Melissa J Beauty
Hotel – The Joule Hotel
Video – Brendan Williams
Cake – Elena’s Cakes
Print and Paper – Southern Fried Paper
Band – Chinatown
Ceremony/Cocktail Hour Musicians – Zhypher Strand
Ceremony Sound – LeForce Entertainment
Catering – Gil’s Elegant Catering
Dance Floor – DFW Dance Floors
Jeff this is such a beautiful wedding in Dallas Arboretum!! I absolutely love their proposal story too! xx
The Dallas Arboretum looks so cool! What a beautiful spot for a wedding and you captured it so wonderfully – as always 😉
Whatttt! This arboretum wedding is stunning. Dallas, Texas; you’re looking goood! Love the rich tones as well.
Ahhh so stoked on these Dallas arboretum palm trees ahaha! We don’t get them up in Canada for wedding photography, jealous of your warm vibes Jeff!
Wow this is gorgeous! I love the Dallas Arboretum and you captured it so well!
This Dallas Arboretum wedding is so gorgeous! And omg that big fluffy dog! And the photo of the raccoon! So awesome!
What a gorgeous wedding! I love their proposal story and you captured their Dallas arboretum wedding PERFECTLY!
What a beautiful arboretum wedding in Dallas!! Love how you told the story of the day.
Love the Arboretum!!!