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Dallas bride knows just what to do for a classic country club wedding

Dallas bride knows just what to do for a classic country club wedding

Jere and Kate Thompson, Wedding Feature
The happy couple cuts the cake by Panini Bakery. Photo by Sarah Kate Photographer
Jere and Kate Thompson, Wedding Feature
While getting ready, the bride and her bridesmaids donned dresses by Mi Golondrina. Photo by Sarah Kate Photographer
Jere and Kate Thompson, Wedding Feature
Presenting Mr. and Mrs. Jere Thompson.  Photo by Sarah Kate Photographer
Jere and Kate Thompson, Wedding Feature
The ceremony was held at Highland Park Presbyterian Church. Photo by Sarah Kate Photographer
Jere and Kate Thompson, Wedding Feature
Stunning floral arrangements by Jackson Durham framed the couple during the ceremony. Photo by Sarah Kate Photographer
Jere and Kate Thompson, Wedding Feature
The bridesmaids wore dresses from Bella Bridesmaids. Photo by Sarah Kate Photographer
Jere and Kate Thompson, Wedding Feature
Invitations were by Color Box Design & Letter Press. Photo by Sarah Kate Photographer
Jere and Kate Thompson, Wedding Feature
The reception was held at Dallas Country Club. Photo by Sarah Kate Photographer
Jere and Kate Thompson, Wedding Feature
Comfy seating was also provided by Jackson Durham. Photo by Sarah Kate Photographer
Jere and Kate Thompson, Wedding Feature
The couple met while enjoying cigars and margaritas at Javier's, hence their signature drink. Photo by Sarah Kate Photographer
Jere and Kate Thompson, Wedding Feature
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Photo by Sarah Kate Photographer
Jere and Kate Thompson, Wedding Feature
Cozy sitting areas dotted the reception. Photo by Sarah Kate Photographer
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The groom's cake was by Panini Bakery. Photo by Sarah Kate Photographer
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Beyond Lighting cast a dreamy mood over the party. Photo by Sarah Kate Photographer
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The band Simply Irresistible got the crowd on their feet.  Photo by Sarah Kate Photographer
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Whataburger was brought in for late-night snacking. Photo by Sarah Kate Photographer
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The couple makes their way to the getaway car after their dream wedding comes to a close.  Photo by Sarah Kate Photographer
Jere and Kate Thompson, Wedding Feature
Jere and Kate Thompson, Wedding Feature
Jere and Kate Thompson, Wedding Feature
Jere and Kate Thompson, Wedding Feature
Jere and Kate Thompson, Wedding Feature
Jere and Kate Thompson, Wedding Feature
Jere and Kate Thompson, Wedding Feature
Jere and Kate Thompson, Wedding Feature
Jere and Kate Thompson, Wedding Feature
Jere and Kate Thompson, Wedding Feature
Jere and Kate Thompson, Wedding Feature
Jere and Kate Thompson, Wedding Feature
Jere and Kate Thompson, Wedding Feature
Jere and Kate Thompson, Wedding Feature
Jere and Kate Thompson, Wedding Feature
Jere and Kate Thompson, Wedding Feature
Jere and Kate Thompson, Wedding Feature

Kate and Jere Thompson met while ordering margaritas in the cigar bar at Javier's. Kate was home from New York City visiting family for Easter; Jere was in town visiting from Midland. Turns out, the two were meeting up with mutual friends. 

After their chance meeting, a poke on Facebook from Jere confirmed that, in fact, it was not just the tequila talking when Kate thought there might be a connection there. And with that, a long distance relationship began.

It wasn't long, about a year, before Kate found her way back to Dallas. And on a random weekend when Kate was planning to visit Jere in Midland, he surprised her at the airport and took her (back to) New York City.

The couple enjoyed a weekend at the Carlyle Hotel, and he proposed in Central Park in the middle of a 12-mile run. The rest, as they say, was history, because this bride knew exactly what to do for her wedding.

"I wanted to have the ceremony at the church I grew up in, and a reception outside under the stars and with a tent," Kate says. "I had always imagined a big tent with lights, dancing, and smiles."

It's safe to say that the bride got her wish and more. A classically chic color palette of blue and white allowed for the Jackson Durham team to make hydrangeas, orchids, and floral ginger jars galore come to life on the grounds of Dallas Country Club. A large Sandone Productions tent was even erected over the pool for dinner and dancing.

And the dress? It was one of the last pieces made by renowned designer Oscar De La Renta before his passing in 2014. Talk about a piece of haute history.

The happy couple currently resides in Midland and are navigating newlywed life while simultaneously adjusting to the charms and quirks of living in a much smaller town. Kate says it surely does help to be figuring it all out with the love of her life by her side. 

Ceremony: Highland Park Presbyterian
Reception: Dallas Country Club
Wedding Planner: Laura Arredondo, DFW Events
Invitations: Color Box Design & Letter Press
Floral and RentalsJackson Durham
Photographer: Sarah Kate Photographer
Cakes: Panini Bakery 
Band: Simply Irresistible
Bridal Gown Retailer: Neiman Marcus
Bridal Gown Designer: Oscar De La Renta
Bridal Shoe Designer: Bionda Castana
Hair: Sonia Trevino
Makeup: My Fabulous Faces
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
Groom's Attire: Culwell & Son
Photo Booth: Mir Mir
Ceremony Music: Festival Brass of Dallas 
Lighting: Beyond Lighting
Dance Floor: DFW Dance Floors
Tent: Sandone Productions
Tent Finish-out: Stage Works