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Heather & Tim

A matchmaker, snow globes and a chorus line—Heather and Tim’s unforgettable wedding was one for the storybooks.

Heather’s dress was by St. Pucchi Couture with a custom redesign by Binzario Couture.

Detail of Todd Events-designed tablescape

Tim proposed to Heather in Italy, with this ring from DeBoulle. 

The Petroleum Club reception continued the winter wonderland theme.

The couple stood at the center of the Rotunda at Chase Tower, while “snowflakes” fell as the ceremony ended.

The bride, a former Miss Dallas and SMU grad who now is the operations manager for her husband’s practice, received a call in the fall of 2011 from Amber Kelleher-Andrews, the venerable matchmaker currently starring in NBC’s reality series Ready for Love. Despite feeling a bit wary about meeting a surgeon who lived in Nebraska, Heather agreed to dinner at Dragonfly. “We shut down the place,” says the effervescent, 34-year-old blonde. “When I got into my car to go home, I thought, ‘Holy smokes! That’s my future husband!’”

Fast-forward to June 2012, when Heather and Tim, a UT Southwestern alum who grew up on a West Texas farm, jetted to Italy for their first vacation together.

“We were staying that first night in a hotel on the Grand Canal, and with the help of my mom, I’d arranged a little surprise for him,” a romantic rendezvous at the rooftop restaurant, she says. The tables were literally turned, however, when Tim dropped down on one knee before the main course and proposed—with a custom ring from DeBoulle. “I am impossible to surprise,” she says, “but he got me.”

Once back home, she reached out to her longtime friend and collaborator Todd Fiscus of Todd Events (“He’s the right shade of crazy for me”) to help her orchestrate an intimate yet utterly unique occasion. “We had our invitations hand-delivered to the people in Dallas by a model dressed in a black tux and Burberry scarf,” she says. Accompanying the envelope was an 8-inch snow globe featuring the Dallas skyline that played “Deep in the Heart of Texas.” 

For their Dec. 1 nuptials, the bride worked with Fiscus and his colleague Bailey Thomas to turn the rotunda at Chase Tower downtown into a winter wonderland. Heather and Tim eschewed attendants in favor of standing alone with the minister, Marty Younkin of Love Notes Weddings. 

 The bride chose a gorgeous St. Pucchi Couture gown, which she had redesigned by Binzario Couture. “I’m not in my early 20s, so I wanted to make the dress a little more sexy and sophisticated,” she says. Just as Tim kissed his bride, a cannon shot a blast of “snow” from the top of the building. “It was my surprise to him,” says Heather. “Everyone was sprinkled with snowflakes, which was just so perfect.”