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Fun-loving bride and groom celebrate all weekend in Dallas with family and friends

Bride and groom celebrate all weekend in Dallas with family, friends

Marlee and John
John and Marlee Angle were married on July 21, 2018.  Photo by Jennifer Yarbro
Marlee and John
The wedding weekend kicked off with a manicure party for the bride and bridesmaids.  Photo by Jennifer Yarbro
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Jennifer Yarbro photographed the event.  Photo by Jennifer Yarbro
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Marlee and John met while attending business school at Southern Methodist University.  Photo by Jennifer Yarbro
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John proposed to Marlee during a trip to Spain in August of 2017. Photo by Jennifer Yarbro
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The bride's uncle, a rabbi, officiated the ceremony.  Photo by Jennifer Yarbro
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Event planner Jennifer Fenton of Luxe Little Love oversaw all of the details of the day.  Photo by Jennifer Yarbro
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The couple chose Hotel Crescent Court as the location for their wedding ceremony and reception.  Photo by Jennifer Yarbro
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Floral design by Bonney Blooms.  Photo by Jennifer Yarbro
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One of the bride's favorite things about the big day was that she was able to share Jewish traditions with friends, many of whom had never attended a Jewish wedding.  Photo by Jennifer Yarbro
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The couple sought a "classic but modern" vibe for their wedding decor.  Photo by Jennifer Yarbro
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Personal touches, like the initial on the wedding cake, were incorporated throughout the design.  Photo by Jennifer Yarbro
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The couple enjoy the Hora, the bride's favorite Jewish wedding tradition.  Photo by Jennifer Yarbro
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Guests nibbled on comfort food, including chicken nuggets and french fries.  Photo by Jennifer Yarbro
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Guests attended an after-party at Knox Street Pub before calling it a night.  Photo by Jennifer Yarbro
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If there’s one thing John and Marlee Angle do well, it’s celebrate. The business school sweethearts met at Southern Methodist University and became close friends while studying abroad in London.

“We both wanted to take a day trip to Stonehenge, but no one else on the program wanted to join,” recalls Marlee. “The rest is history. We hit it off.”

They certainly did. In August 2017, on a food-and-wine trip to Spain — their favorite country — John popped the question, and the couple’s been celebrating ever since.

On July 21, 2018, the fun hit fever pitch with a weekend-long wedding celebration designed to give out-of-town family and friends a taste of all that Dallas has to offer.

“Neither of our families are from Dallas,” says Marlee. “But this has been our home since we came to SMU, so we knew we wanted to showcase the city to our guests.”

They toured several venues in search of a “classic but modern” ceremony and reception location — and when they visited Hotel Crescent Court, they knew they’d found their spot.

With the biggest decision out of the way, the Angles handed the reins to event planner Elizabeth Fenton.

Creativity and design isn’t their forte, says Marlee — they’re both CPAs, after all — but celebrating big is. So while Fenton focused on the nitty gritty of flower arrangements and place settings, the couple worked together on planning a weekend that would be as much fun for their guests as it was for them.

First things first, a manicure party for the bridesmaids, followed by a spin class for the whole wedding party. Friday night’s agenda called for a fabulous rehearsal dinner and welcome reception.

And Saturday — the big day — brought a traditional Jewish wedding officiated by the bride’s uncle, a rabbi, followed by a lively reception and an after-party at Knox Street Pub for those who weren’t quite ready to call it a night.

“I loved getting to share Jewish traditions with our friends, including the Hora,” says Marlee of the traditional Jewish chair dance. “This is my favorite part of any wedding.”

“The entire weekend was incredible,” adds John. “I loved that we stretched it from Friday morning spin all the way to Sunday morning send-off brunch.”

Venue: Hotel Crescent Court 

DJ: LeForce Entertainment

Event planning: Luxe Little Love, Elizabeth Fenton

Florist: Bonney Blooms

Bridal gown: Morilee by Madeline Gardner

Bridal boutique: Terry Costa

Photographer: Jennifer Yarbro Photography

Videographer: Reel Simple Studios

Rentals: POSH Couture Rentals, Lawson Event Rentals, Quest Events

Lighting: Stage2 Lighting

Hair and makeup: L.B. Rosser