Katherine Maher & Michael Schneider

Busy careers and schedules led Kate and Michael to a matchmaking service—and the matchmakers nailed it. After a balcony proposal in Puerto Rico, they wed at the Dallas Arboretum’s A Woman’s Garden on September 16, 2016. The nature-inspired decor featured water and greenery accents, such as floating flowers in clear vases. A Calvin and Hobbes comic book—a favorite of the couple—served as a guest book and added a touch of whimsy, and it now has a place in their home. “We set it out as a coffee-table book,” Kate says.

the Details:

Ceremony site: A Woman’s Garden, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Photographer: Stephen Karlisch
Bridal Gown Designer: Liancarlo (ceremony); Amsale (reception)
Bridal Gown Retailer: The Bridal Salon at Stanley Korshak (ceremony); The Bridal Salon at Neiman Marcus (reception)
Hair & Makeup: Kate Rodriguez (hair); Audrey Elliot, Stanley Korshak (makeup)
Groom’s Attire: Brooks Brothers
Bridesmaids’ Dresses Designer: Amsale; Social Bridesmaids
Bridesmaids’ Dresses Retailer: Bella Bridesmaids
Flower Girl Dress Designer: Bonnie Jean
Flower Girl Dress Retailer: Dillard’s
Flowers: Three Branches Floral
Stationery: Southern Fried Paper
reception site: Fearing’s
Cake and Desserts: Panini Bakery & Cakes; Kate Weiser Chocolate
Caterer: Fearing’s
Music: Gyros String Quartet (ceremony); Christopher Carrington (dinner); Jordan Kahn Music Company
Lighting: Beyond
Videographer: Khoi Pham, Pro Edit Productions
Wedding Rentals: Bella Acento; POSH Couture Rentals
Wedding Planner/DESIGNER: Mary Wright Shah, Diamond Affairs Weddings & Special Events