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Charming Dallas garden wedding brims with pumpkins and personal touches

Charming Dallas wedding brims with pumpkins and personal touches

Kranz Wedding
Sophie Kranz and Greg Kelminson were married October 21, 2017 at Marie Gabrielle Restaurant and Gardens. Photo by Brit Jones Photography
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Cream and gold pumpkins played to the fall theme of the wedding.  Photo by Brit Jones Photography
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Greg and Sophie met in 2014 through the dating app Hinge.  Photo by Brit Jones Photography
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The bride always envisioned a fall wedding.  Photo by Brit Jones Photography
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Brit Jones Photography captured the event.  Photo by Brit Jones Photography
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The selfie station was a hit with guests.  Photo by Brit Jones Photography
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Soft lighting and lush greenery added to the ambiance.  Photo by Brit Jones Photography
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Everly Alaine Florals helped bring the couple's vision to life.  Photo by Brit Jones Photography
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Rentals were provided by Beautiful Event Rentals.  Photo by Brit Jones Photography
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The color palette featured cream, navy, and gold.  Photo by Brit Jones Photography
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Every detail, such as heel covers for ladies, nodded to the couple's thoughtfulness.  Photo by Brit Jones Photography
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The chuppah featured lush greenery.  Photo by Brit Jones Photography
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Dominique Cass created the beautiful cake.  Photo by Brit Jones Photography
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Sophie and Greg were married nearly three years to the day after their first date.  Photo by Brit Jones Photography
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The band Jetski entertained guests.  Photo by Brit Jones Photography
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Videography was provided by 2Me Productions.  Photo by Brit Jones Photography
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Sophie Kranz and Greg Kelminson met in fall of 2014 through the dating app Hinge. Greg was Sophie's first — and last — match. After texting back and forth, Greg asked Sophie to meet for drinks on the roof of HG Sply Co, where the couple has celebrated the anniversary of their first date every year since.

Almost two years to the day after that first date, and Greg was dropping to one knee in the couple's backyard next to their goldendoodle, Sammie.

"He had a dog collar made with the proposal," says Sophie. "As I approached him and Sammie, Greg got down on his knee and proposed. Then our family came by to celebrate. It was truly an unforgettable evening." 

Sophie knew she wanted a fall wedding. October is her favorite time of year, and she envisioned an event boasting all of the hallmarks of the season. With the promise of good weather ahead, the couple chose Marie Gabrielle, a beautiful outdoor Dallas venue, where Sophie's sister was married over a decade ago.

Playing to the fall theme, white and gold pumpkins decorated the space, which featured a cream, navy and gold color palette.

"Our florist really made our whole vision come to life," says Sophie.

Candles and lush greenery added to the ambiance in the garden oasis. Even the chuppah was covered with greenery. And from a selfie station to heel covers and State Fair-themed guest bags (the wedding took place during the last weekend of the 2017 State Fair of Texas), every detail reminded guests of the couple's thoughtfulness. 

"I enjoyed getting to see my vision come to life," says Sophie. "You have a mental picture of how it will turn out, but seeing it come together is truly amazing. Plus, I finally had every little girl's dream come true: walking down the aisle with my dad, toward Greg. It was amazing to get to share it all with my family and friends."

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Marie Gabrielle Restaurant and Gardens

Wedding planner: Farron Silverman (farron.silverman@mccauleyevents.com)

Band: Jetski

Floral: Everly Alaine Florals 

Photography: Brit Jones Photography

Videography: 2Me Productions

Cake: Dominique Cass

Cookies: Tiff's Treats

Rentals: Beautiful Event Rentals

Linens: BBJ Linen Rental

Makeup: Love Does Beauty 

Hair: Drybar