The outdoor ceremony plans for Courtney Hooks and David Carpenter were thwarted when temperatures dropped into the mid-30s on the day of their wedding.
Not only did the nuptials need to be moved inside, but then the space needed to be flipped into a reception venue in just minutes. That’s not an easy task for a guest list numbering 175.
“When you’re flipping a room, that’s a lot of people,” says Lottie Fowler, owner of Grit + Gold, a Fort Worth-based wedding planning company. “We were just so happy everything looked well-executed and not like we had a plan B; like it was actually supposed to be that way.”
Fowler whipped up an indoor altar by draping gold sequined tablecloths, which were toned down by the addition of natural greenery.
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The bride — who shined in a blush-colored Vera Wang gown accessorized by a vintage mink shrug — was happy, and that’s what mattered.
The wedding was one of the first to take place at Noah’s Event Venue, a new multi-use facility in north Fort Worth. The space is near The Golf Club at Fossil Creek, which served as a picturesque backdrop for Courtney and David’s wedding portraits.
Inside, a sports-themed lounge with pool tables and flat-screen TVs kept the groomsmen happy.
After a cocktail hour, guests enjoy home-style dishes from the East Texas-based Azalea Food Company presented on an assortment of platters, including one from Courtney’s grandmother.
A classic buttercream wedding cake accompanied by mini tartlets were served for dessert.
Centerpieces were simple but elegant, involving candle-filled iron lanterns surrounded by garlands of greenery. The garden theme translated to the bride’s bouquet, which was green with succulents and leafed sprigs.
Because David is a Major League Baseball pitcher, guests signed a bat as a keepsake for the couple, who departed in a black and white 1957 Chevy Bellaire.
“They were a really close family,” says Fowler. “Everything was very homey, comfortable and laid back.”
Event Design and Coordination Grit + Gold, 1545 N. Main St., Fort Worth, 214-223-3866, www.gritandgoldweddings.com Florals R Love Floral Designs, 214-668-4343 www.rlovefloral.com Ceremony and Reception Noah’s Event Venue, 4201 Fossil Creek Blvd., Fort Worth, 214-886-5515, www.mynoahs.com Catering Azalea Food Company 903-539-0143 Photography Charla Storey Photography, 817-888-1029, www.charlastorey.com Videography Mnemonic Films, www.mnemonic
films.com Stationery Wedding Paper Divas, 866-594-1226, www.weddingpaperdivas.com 5 by 7 Designs 214-538-2800 www.5by7designs.com Music Pun the DJ, 469-733-4298, www.punthedj.com Transportation Bowtie Vintage Classics, 214-223-3866, www.bowtievintageclassics.com