Katherine McNeff and John Heyde’s Intimate Arboretum Nuptials

Kate McNeff’s parents met on a blind date. So when Kate was set up on a blind date by a friend, she thought, Hmm, wouldn’t it be something if I met my husband this way? And that something? It was love. After dating for a year and a half, Kate and John Heyde were engaged on the first day of a two-week European vacation. When they returned home, the couple began planning a big party as a thank-you to family and friends, and on May 11, 2013, at the Dallas Arboretum, they said “I do” in front of 100 special guests.

—Allison Hatfield


  • Ceremony & Reception Site

    Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

  • Photographer

    Perez Photography

  • Bridal Gown Designer

    La Sposa

  • Bridal Gown Retailer

    Patsy’s, A Bridal Boutique

  • Makeup

    Chiro Makeup

  • Groom's Attire

    J. Crew

  • Bridesmaids Dresses Retailer


  • Flowers

    Holly Wiles Events & Decor

  • Stationery

    Jen Simpson Design

  • Cake

    Sweet Art Bakery

  • Caterer

    Gil’s Elegant Catering

  • DJ

    DJ Connection

  • Lighting

    A Very Special Day

  • Wedding Rentals

    Marquee Event Rentals

  • Wedding Planner

    Events by Kristin

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