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Behind the Veil: Mary Wright Shah

In the Behind the Veil and Behind the Scenes series, we get to know the creative, hardworking, and talented individuals behind Dallas weddings. Mary Wright Shah, the wedding planner behind Diamond Affairs, loves Tory Burch, the Dallas Museum of Art, and dance parties with her three boys.

Jeans Banana Republic Women’s Skinny Zero Gravity Ankle Jeans

T-shirt Madewell White T-Shirt

Shoes you wear on the job Teiks flats during set up and Cole Haan Nike Air Heels

Sunglasses Prada

Jewelry you wear everyday Wedding Ring, Michael Kors Tortoise Shell Watch and Hermes Enamel White and Gold bangle, Diamond Stud Earrings and Buda Girl Bangles

Favorite designers Tory Burch, Lela Rose, Carolina Herrera and Banana Republic

Where do you shop Tory Burch, Lela Rose, Anthropologie, Roberta Roller Rabbit

Online shopping site www.shopbop.com

What’s your sign Aquarius

Favorite charity Hero’s for Children

Workouts Vinyasa Yoga

Morning rituals Morning coffee and cuddles with my boys

Evening rituals Glass of red wine and dance parties with my boys

Guilty pleasure Dark chocolate salted caramels

Perfume or cologne Aventus Creed

Who cuts your hair Rainer Schneck at Pin Salon

Where were you born? San Antonio, Texas

Where do you live? Lakewood

Favorite artist Gray Malin, photographer

Piece of art in your home My kids art is all over my home

Local museum Dallas Museum of Art

Local restaurant Mot Hai Bah, hidden gem Vietnamese in Lakewood, and Gemma

Best cup of coffee in Dallas? Toasted

China or pottery? Mexican and Italian ceramics

Favorite piece of furniture Ice blue velvet couch

Minimalist or maximalist Minimalist

Favorite flower Peonies

What was your first job? Ice cream scooper at Swanson’s Ice Cream Parlor

Favorite hotel Nizuc, Punta Cancun and One and Only Palmilla, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Favorite beach 7 Mile Beach, Grand Cayman Island

Dream dinner party guests Jennifer Lopez, Colin Cowie

Go-to dinner party recipe Spinach Dip

Favorite snack Asian rice cracker mix and any nuts

Three items always in your fridge Topochico, fresh fruit and charcuterie meats and cheeses

Who or what inspires you? Carly Roney and Lynn Easton

Favorite quote “Elegance is when the inside is as beautiful as the outside” —Coco Chanel

Fashion idol Amal Clooney

Favorite movies Love Actually and When Harry Met Sally

Photography or coffee table book Vogue Weddings: Brides Dresses and Designers

Favorite albums Ed Sheeran, Divide and Adele, 25

Who would you want to be for a day? Jennifer Lopez

What’s your inner age? 40

Dancing or karaoke? Dancing

Favorite blog The Lush List, Alicia Wood

Favorite writer Emily Ley

What’s on your nightstand? Candle and matches, Emily Ley’s, “Grace, Not Perfection”

Favorite podcasts The Wedding Biz Podcast

Recent Google search Weddings in Capri, Italy

Wedding trend Weddings are focused on the experience of the guests at every 30 minutes

Pre-wedding ritual Yoga or a run to warm my body up for a long day on my feet

Favorite wedding song “You are the Best Thing” By Ray LeMontagne

Post-wedding ritual Champagne and feet up

Favorite wedding Destination Wedding in Positano, Italy

Advice for brides Don’t forget to take a private moment for you and your groom, to reflect and celebrate you are officially married!

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