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Brittany & Travis
Lisa Martin | Photo: Andrea Polito | June 13, 2013
Two real estate pros were sold on romance!
Brittany Mathews doesn’t like surprises. She was grateful, therefore, to know in advance that her husband-to-be was asking her parents’ permission. She appreciated that Travis Mathews quizzed her about the type of engagement ring she wanted. She loved working with Hannah Kohler of DFW Events to orchestrate a ceremony and reception that reflected her taste while also honoring the couple’s family and friends.
What did surprise Brittany, though, was the high level of emotional resonance throughout the festivities, from her walk down the aisle on the arm of her father to the couple’s getaway in The Ritz-Carlton’s Bentley.
“I got teary during the ceremony, which I didn’t expect,” says Brittany, who met her husband—a senior vice president at Allie Beth Allman—when she became the assistant to his mother, local real estate maven Erin Mathews, while fresh out of Baylor.
“We knew from the outset that we would get married at Highland Park United Methodist Church, the church Travis grew up in and where we go now as a couple,” says Brittany. Following the 7pm ceremony, the 225 guests made their way to The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, which the bride chose in large part because of the ballroom. “I really appreciated the fact it was one big room rather than a lot of separate spaces,” she says. “And since my parents live in Boerne and weren’t here to help me with a lot of the planning, it was so fun to see their faces when we walked into that beautiful ballroom.”
Brittany opted for a simple pink palette for flowers, mostly featuring the bride’s beloved peonies, orchids and hydrangea. Kohler brought in clean-lined Lucite furniture and cubes from Suite 206. Even the frames displaying the menu were fuss-free clear acrylic.
Perhaps the most notable edible was the milk and cookies bar. “The groom doesn’t love cake or sweets the way he loves cookies, so we brought in mini cookies from Great One Cookie Company,” Kohler says.
As the festivities came to a close around midnight, the newlyweds were sad to see the party end, but consoled themselves as they anticipated their honeymoon on Anguilla. “When Hannah told me it was the last song, I asked if she was serious,” Brittany recalls. “It was such a perfect wedding.”