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European Styled Wedding at The Olana in Dallas, Texas


Traditional, Picturesque Wedding at The Olana 

Elizabeth and Connor celebrated their dream wedding at the Olana on March 11, 2020. These two childhood sweethearts met in 7th grade, dated throughout college, and the rest is history. Their wedding day was a French-Baroque-inspired event that captivated all who attended.

Elizabeth and Connor didn’t want to take away from the splendor of the Olana. So, they kept their decor on the more conservative side. They complimented the venue’s simple elegance by adding light and airy floral arrangements, candles, and a few personal touches like picture frames throughout the house. Similar to the grandeur of a Paris elopement I shot, their wedding at the Olana was one of the most breathtaking weddings to capture!

A Simple, Stunning Ceremony

My favorite part about this wedding at the Olana was the ceremony. The couple waited to see each other at the altar, and it was so beautiful when Connor saw Elizabeth for the first time! They opted for simple ceremony decor centered with a white cross at the altar. The bride stated she didn’t want the venue to take away from the ceremony, as they wanted to share the gospel with their guests and felt a simple backdrop and cross were more fitting than a grand French mansion. 

A Fairytale Dress + Memory to Keep

Elizabeth chose her wedding day look with the help of her mother and grandmother. She found her dress at the very first appointment, and it was as simple as that. Elizabeth said, “The dress that ultimately stole my heart was a gorgeous Monique Lhullier gown from her Spring 2020 Bliss collection. It was elegant, classic, and chic in every way, but what really sold me was the sparkle in my grandmother’s eye when I put it on. It was a moment that I’ll cherish forever.”

I loved getting to capture Elizabeth and Connor’s love for each other in front of the camera. Their wedding at the Olana was absolutely breathtaking, and the European-styled fairytale that they always dreamed of! 



Photography: Mackenzie Reiter
Venue: The Olana
Bridesmaid dresses: Dessy Group