wedding planning: my mom’s wedding

Karen & Paul, September 11, 2010

Fabulous. That is the word my mom used to describe her 2010 wedding. It is also how I told my guests to dress and my number one descriptive word. The apple does not fall far from the tree. My mom married her husband, Paul, September 11, 2010 at Margaux in Dallas, TX and it was fabulous.

They got engaged over the summer and planned the wedding in a couple of months.  If you ever plan on doing this I can tell you the binder my mom carted around keeping her organized was essential as was the ability to make quick decisions.  I think she is so good at those decisions because she knows herself and what she and Paul wanted as a couple.  The wedding was small, only family, and it was fun.  I remember wondering if people would dance since it was just my family, and looking back on the wedding I don’t know how I even questioned that.  The ceremony was lovely, the dinner was delicious, but the dancing, well, the dancing is what made it one hell of a party.

quick little interview with my mom

Me: What was your favorite moment at the wedding?
Karen: Kissing Paul. No, there wasn’t one special moment, the whole evening was special because the whole family was together having fun.  My niece even asked me if I could throw this same party next year.

Me: You planned your wedding very quickly, what did you decide to pay special attention to in the short time of planning?
Karen: The three Fs; family, food, and fun.

Me: Your flowers were gorgeous, how did they come about?
Karen: My favorite color combination is purple and green, so we went from there.  My friend, Becky, helped me choose the flowers and she did all of the arranging.  She even stood in as the onsite wedding coordinator the night of the event.

Me: When things didn’t go as planned, for example your processional song of choice not getting played, how did you handle that?
Karen: I flipped the DJ the bird and just walked on in.  It doesn’t matter in the end.  Getting married and having your family together is what matters.

Me: As MOB, How do you plan on making Chelsea’s wedding as fun and successful as yours?
Karen: I want to keep the focus on Chelsea.  It is her and David’s special day and I plan to run interference and prevent anything that would take away from that.

My Mom’s favorite picture from the night:

{ Lauren Reynolds Photography, Dress Aidan Mattox, earrings H.Stern}


  1. Love that the shoes are red-ish! She looks so happy!!

  2. OMG your mom is so fab I can’t even stand it!!!! love the whole atmosphere of this wedding – it looks like it was beyond fun and I love her 3 “f’s”! P.S. you look stunning :) Eeek can you even believe your big day is around the corner?!?

  3. Your mom is hilarious! Love her ‘tude and spunk. What a wonderful party, everyone looks so happy and it’s clear what a fun bunch you are!

  4. What a special day for your family! Your mom looks so pretty and happy.

  5. Awww! Your mum is so happy and full of fun! Hehe I’m sure she’ll make your wedding a super fabulous one! My older brother just had his wedding in December and my mum was the wedding planner – she loved it!

  6. What a beautiful celebration! And that fringed dress? Nothing short of divine!

  7. Um, this is all kinds of adorable. I adore your mama’s dress — how fun is that??? Love the photo of her gettin down on the dance floor.

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    Your mom is really happy along with full of exciting! Hehe I’m positive she’ll help make your wedding ceremony a super incredible one! My personal old sibling only got his marriage ceremony in December and also my own mom was the wedding coordinator – the lady adored this!

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