Jacky Barragan and Jeffrey Matthews Say “I Do” in a Day That’s Fancy and a Little Latin

Jacky Barragan and Jeffrey Matthews were first set up by their families, but by their second date, they spontaneously found themselves at a quinceanera, belting Spanish songs. The couple continued dating long distance while Jacky and Jeffrey attended Harding University and Oklahoma City University, respectively. “Sometimes I would go to the nurse to get excused from class and drive 10 hours to see him for five,” says Jacky. Jeff proposed before family and friends at their weekly dinner spot, and nearly a year later, the two wed at Knotting Hill Place on July 19, 2019, with an affair that was “fancy and a little Latin.”

Golden Girl

“I knew that after we got married, I wanted to get a dog ASAP,” says Jacky. They got their mini goldendoodle, Georgie Matthews, a few months before the wedding.

Simply Elegant

Jacky spotted the dress of her dreams a year before even meeting her future husband. It was a classic and simple Vera Wang ball gown. “Whenever I watched Bride Wars as a young girl, I remember seeing Kate Hudson in that gorgeous gown and thinking to myself, ‘I hope when I get married one day, I wear a Vera,’” says Jacky.

A Nice Day for a White Wedding

Both Jacky and Jeffrey wanted their wedding to be “classic, white, and crisp.” Since Jacky’s favorite color is white, the majority of their decor was neutral with a few hints of black.

Ring Around

The newlyweds kept their wedding bands classic but unique by enlisting the help of Lisa’s Gold and Diamonds, a family jeweler in Georgia. As a surprise, Jacky engraved the inside of the band with “I love you forever,” a saying the two share often


In honor of Jacky’s heritage, a mariachi band helped welcome guests during the cocktail hour. To make it even more special, Jacky’s grandmother chose the songs they performed.

Jean Queen

The denim jacket was a last-minute find from Nordstrom and one of Jacky’s favorite keepsakes from the wedding day. She had it embroidered with “Mrs. Matthews” and picked it up just two days before the wedding.

“Sometimes I would go to the nurse to get excused from class and drive 10 hours to see him for five,” says Jacky.


  • Ceremony/Reception Site

    Knotting Hill Place

  • Photographer

    Stephanie Brazzle Photography

  • Bridal Gown Designer

    Vera Wang

  • Bridal Gown Retailer

    Stanley Korshak Bridal

  • Hair & Makeup

    WZ Beauty Studio

  • Groom's Attire

    Joseph Abboud

  • Bridesmaids' Dresses Retailer


  • Groomsmen's Attire

    Joseph Abboud

  • Flower Girl Dress Designer

    Maria Platero

  • Flowers

    Something Pretty Floral

  • Stationery

    CW Designs

  • Catering

    CN Catering

  • Desserts

    Nom Noms Mexican Grill

  • Music

    Dallas Asian Strings; Mi Mariachi Perla; DJ Jason Esquire

  • Videographer

    Johnny Apple Films

  • Wedding Rentals

    DFW Dance Floors; Lena's Fine Linen Rentals

  • Wedding Planner

    RK Weddings & Events

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