Emily Boaz & Hunter Stavinoha

Emily Boaz & Hudson Stavinoha

A chic and classic Dallas wedding was fitting for this Texan couple, who were brought together by a mutual friend in 2013. Emily, who grew up in Huntsville, graduated from Southern Methodist University. Hudson grew up in Dallas and went to the University of Texas at Dallas. The couple dated for three years before Hudson surprised Emily with a proposal at Prather Park: an afternoon stroll with their pup, Folly, turned into a picnic proposal filled with flowers and champagne. After Hudson popped the question, they went to dinner and celebrated with friends and family.

For their wedding on May 6, 2017, Emily wanted the decor to be elegant and fun. She chose colors from a spring palette, and landed on peach and light blue with gold accents. The floral arrangements included peach- and light pink-hued garden roses, apricot stock, blue hydrangea, and hanging amaranthus. Traditional, hand-done calligraphy on the invitation suite and paper decor added a romantic flourish. The wedding cake design was inspired by the floral lace on Emily’s wedding gown. Since their dog Folly couldn’t be a part of the ceremony, she made it into the wedding as the topper on the groom’s cake.

For Emily, one of the highlights of the wedding was when she and Hudson walked into the ballroom for the first dance. It was also the first time she saw the ballroom decorated. “It was such a rewarding experience, seeing everything that we had been planning for so long, come together and be even more beautiful than we had imagined!” She remembers. “From the flowers to the cake to the band, everything was perfect!”


Ceremony Site: Church of the Incarnation
Photographer:  Claire Casner Photography
Stationery: Bella Figura and St. Blanc Calligraphy
Bridal Gown Designer: Lee-Ann Belter
Bridal Gown Retailer: Bridal Boutique of Lewisville
Hair and Makeup: Gary Parson
Groom’s Attire: Culwell and Son
Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Watters
Bridesmaid Dress Retailer: Beside the Bride
Flowers: Fox and the Fleur
Reception Venue:  Warwick Melrose Hotel
Wedding Cake: Panini Bakery
Groom’s Cake: Panini Bakery
Caterer: Warwick Melrose Hotel
Transportation: Premier
Band/DJ: The Motion
Videographer: Thompson Pictures
Lighting: PSAV
Wedding Planner: Haylie Jackson and Annalee Aston

Emily works for Rubin Postaer and Associates and Hudsons works for Worldwide Express. You can find them golfing, traveling, trying out new restaurants, and spending time with their dog, Folly. See more of their wedding with the hashtag: #follyinginlove