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Behind the Veil: Gary Donihoo of f8studio

In our Behind the Veil and Behind the Scenes series, we get to know the creative, hardworking, and talented individuals behind Dallas weddings. Gary Donihoo of f8studio shares his love of motorcycle jeans and desert blooms.

Jeans Triumph Motorcycle jeans bought at a moto store

T-shirt Every day except Saturday

Shoes you wear on the job Always Doc Martens—quiet and comfortable

Jewelry you wear every day just my wedding band—no fuss

Where do you shop Nordstrom Buy Now, Pick Up In Store

What’s your sign Scorpio, like my buddies Katy Perry and Pablo Picasso

Workouts Cross training and anything with two wheels

Morning rituals Up early and no coffee

Evening rituals Late dinner, stay up later

Guilty pleasure Corndogs with lots of yellow mustard

Who cuts your hair Nothing to see here

Where were you born? Chester Clinic. Dr. Chester delivered 1,000s of Dallasites

Where do you live? Stonebridge Ranch, McKinney, Texas

Favorite artist Carolyn Skei (my beautiful mother-in-law)

Piece of art in your home Shelby Lee Adams print

Local museum Haas Moto Museum

Local restaurant Cavalli Pizzaeria Verace Napoletana (twice a week)

Favorite furniture piece Antique Bakelite Lamp I bought from The Camp House at the Dallas Arboretum

Minimalist or maximalist Maximalist! I’m touchy-feely

Favorite flower Anything in the desert—love when the desert blooms

Favorite hotel Gage Hotel, Marathon, Texas—no cell service or Wi-Fi

Favorite quote “I play honestly and I play to win. If I lose, I take my medicine” —Bobby Fischer

Fashion idol Billy, of course

Favorite beach Are there any beaches in the desert?

Favorite charity The person at the corner of Arapaho and Tollway (unconditional)

Favorite movies Cinema Paradiso—no explosions or car chases, just beautiful life

Favorite photographers Vivian Maier, and Texas fave James Evans

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