Beka Rice and Michael Levy’s Stunning Garden Party Wedding

Beka Rice and Michael Levy
August 1, 2020

The planning process for Beka Rice and Michael Levy’s wedding went almost too smoothly. As soon as Michael popped the question at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Beka began booking venues and vendors, with nary a hiccup along the way. “We knew it was too good to be true,” Michael recalls. In the spring, as COVID-19 caused nationwide shutdowns, Beka and Michael began to fear the worst. Sure enough, just 60 days before their wedding, which would have been held at TCU’s new Legends Club, they got the call they were dreading: Their venue had cancelled. With the help of planner Lottie Fowler of Grit & Gold Event Co., Beka and Michael pivoted their plans from a collegiate celebration to a romantic garden wedding at the home of Michael’s parents. Despite the ups and downs of the pandemic, the couple was able to celebrate their marriage in a wedding that, in many ways, exceeded their original plans. Reflects Beka: “What better time than to have our wedding at their home and just make it special?”

Click here to see how other couples pivoted their wedding plans in the face of COVID-19.

Plan A: A 350-person wedding at TCU’s Legends Club

Plan B: A 150-wedding at Michael’s parents’ home


  • Ceremony Site

    St. Patrick’s Cathedral

  • Fort Worth Photographer

    Ellen Ashton Photography

  • Bridal Gown Designer

    Made With Love

  • Bridal Gown Retailer

    A&Be Bridal

  • Hair & Makeup

    Meagan Starr, Starr Beauty Co.

  • Groom’s Attire

    The Black Tux

  • Bridesmaids’ Dresses Retailer

    Show Me Your Mumu

  • Groomsmen’s Attire

    The Black Tux

  • Flower Girl Dress Designer

    Zoe Ltd.

  • Flower Girl Dress Retailer

    Neiman Marcus

  • Reception Site

    Groom’s parents’ home (Westover Hills, Fort Worth)

  • Flowers

    Blushington Blooms

  • Stationery

    Shine Wedding Invitations

  • Cake

    Creme de la Creme Cake Company

  • Catering

    Reata Catering

  • Music

    Royal Dukes Band

  • Lighting

    Marquee Event Rentals

  • Videographer

    Take 4 Films

  • Getaway Car

    DFW Vintage Cars

  • Wedding Rentals

    Marquee Event Rentals

  • Wedding Planner

    Treasured Heart Events

  • Wedding Designer

    Lottie Fowler, Grit & Gold Event Co.

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