Meke Stephens & Antonio Smith

A Surprise Wedding for the Family


Married

Sep 27, 2018
Dallas , Texas


Photo Credit

The Amber Studio


Style Guide


Color Palette



Style

Informal, Luxury


Season

Fall





The Proposal

For Meke Stephens and Antonio Smith, both hair industry professionals in the Dallas area, it took crossing paths for a year and half for the two to realize they were meant to be. Four years later, the happy couple was vacationing in Cozumel, Mexico when Smith dropped to one knee and proposed.



In Preparation

With the plan to get married in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Stephens and Smith wanted to find a way to have a ceremony in Dallas for those friends and family that wouldn’t be able to make it to their destination wedding. The Stoneleigh, a luxury boutique hotel in Dallas, came to the rescue. After meeting with wedding planner Marion Marshall of Absolutely Blooming, the couple agreed to be a part of The Stoneleigh Wedding, a semi-private progressive wedding open house for wedding planners and engaged couples. The catch, the wedding had to be a surprise, so Stephens and Smith told their unsuspecting guests that they were hosting a reception at The Stoneleigh for those that couldn’t attend their wedding in Cabo.



The Big Day

On September 27, 2018 – just four weeks after speaking with the event planner – the surprise wedding was underway. The ceremony took place outside in The Stoneleigh’s courtyard on a crisp fall evening. Students from the Booker T. Washington Jazz Choir began singing as guests were asked to take their seats. To everyone’s amazement, Smith joined the minister at the altar as Stephens started to glide down the aisle. The ceremony was followed by a magical night of celebrating and dancing.



The Retreat

A few weeks later, Stephens and Smith had their destination wedding in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. They stayed in Cabo for their honeymoon where they enjoyed the beautiful beach, good food, and the relaxing atmosphere.



 

Contributing Vendors

PHOTOGRAPHY

The Amber Studio

CEREMONY + RECEPTION VENUE

The Stoneleigh

CAKES

Dallas Affaires Cake Co.

ENTERTAINMENT

My DFW DJ, DFW Parties, + Booker T. Washington Jazz Choir

EVENT PLANNER + FLOWERS

Absolutely Blooming

GOWN

Providence Place Bridal Boutique

HONEYMOON ACCOMMODATIONS

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos

TABLE ACCESSORIES

Artifacture Studios

RENTALS + DECOR

Top Tier Event Rentals and Staffing

PLANT RENTALS

Bread’n’Butter Plant Design and Rental

VIDEOGRAPHER

Marrica Evans Photography

DESSERTS

Val’s Cheesecakes + Creme de la Cookie

MINISTER

Sederrick Raphiel

MEN’S APPAREL

Reveal Suits

PHOTO BOOTH

A and K Photo Booth

HAIR

Adwoa Beauty

MAKEUP

Glamour RX

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