Sara Lavi and Brock Webberman set a high standard when they began planning their spring wedding. Their goal: Host the most fun wedding anyone in attendance had ever been to.
“We wanted it to be beautiful, of course,” says Lavi. “But we were all about the party.”
Considering they began dating after hitting it off at a party, it only made sense. Though the couple first met in high school through their youth group, they didn’t get to know each other until college at The University of Texas at Austin. Her sorority had a mixer with his fraternity and — in a true Texas-style love story — they attended the Texas-OU game together a few weeks later.
Seven years after that, surrounded by candles and photos chronicling their relationship, Webberman proposed to Lavi on a rooftop in Dallas.
“After I said yes, both of our families came out from hiding,” says Lavi. “Then, we went to Nobu — one of our favorite restaurants — with our families to celebrate.”
Next came the celebration. On May 26, 2019, the couple was married at Omni Dallas Hotel, surrounded by family and friends.
The hotel provided a fitting backdrop for their contemporary aesthetic, which was brought to life with sweeping arrangements by Haute Floral and a black, white, and gold color palette. Marble walls provided an elegant backdrop to the chuppah during the ceremony and were repurposed at the reception.
“Brock and I both have a very modern sense of style and knew our wedding needed to reflect that,” says Lavi. “I didn’t want it to look like everyone else’s wedding.”
She didn’t want it to feel like everyone else’s wedding, either.
“I come from a very large Jewish and half-Persian family,” she says. “I’ve always been obsessed with Persian weddings because I think they’re the most fun weddings you could ever go to. I knew I wanted that for my wedding.”
In addition to Jewish traditions, like the signing of the ketubah and the celebratory hora dance, nods to Persian culture were incorporated throughout. During the ceremony, the bride wore her grandmother’s Persian wedding shawl and the groom wore his grandfather’s tallit.
In keeping with the couple’s vision of the “most fun wedding ever,” the night was a party from beginning to end, There were two cocktail hours — before the ceremony and after— in addition to a seated dinner and midnight snack.
Thanks to no shortage of sustenance or entertainment, the dance floor stayed full until 2 am. During the hora, it was standing room only.
“It was definitely a spectacle, and we loved every second,” says Lavi. “We love dancing at weddings and it was so much fun to turn in any direction and get to dance with our loved ones.”
Wedding planner: Meredith Commender
Ceremony and reception venue: Omni Dallas Hotel
Photographer: Tracy Autem Photography
Videographer: Splendor Films
Caterer: Simcha Kosher Catering & Event Design
Bridal gown: Lovely Bride
Bridesmaid Dresses: Beside the Bride
Beauty: Beauty & the Blush Artistry
Groom's tux: Balani Custom Clothiers
Groomsmen's Tuxes: The Black Tux
Band: Party Machine
DJ: Le Force Entertainment
Florist: Haute Floral
Decor: Beautiful Event Rentals, Lawson Event Rentals, BBJ Linen, Bella Acento, DFW Dance Floors
Paper products: Paper Planet
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