Real Wedding: Tropical, Colorful Same Sex Surprise Wedding in Dallas

When Chad and Rich came to us with their ideas for a surprise wedding, we were THRILLED because there’s really nothing better than planning two parties in one! Guests received invitations to celebrate Chad’s graduation from nursing school (such a great thing to celebrate!) and found themselves participating in a wedding ceremony halfway through the party. We decided on a tropical luau theme for the false front. It was a great day and it included wardrobe changes, entertainment, and general misdirection! - Real Wedding - LGBTQ Wedding - Surprise Wedding - Dallas Wedding - Dallas Texas - Wedding Planner - Each & Every Detail

 

When Chad and Rich came to us with their ideas for a surprise wedding, we were THRILLED because there’s really nothing better than planning two parties in one! Guests received invitations to celebrate Chad’s graduation from nursing school (such a great thing to celebrate!) and found themselves participating in a wedding ceremony halfway through the party. We decided on a tropical luau theme for the false front. It was a great day and it included wardrobe changes, entertainment, and general misdirection!

 

When Chad and Rich came to us with their ideas for a surprise wedding, we were THRILLED because there’s really nothing better than planning two parties in one! Guests received invitations to celebrate Chad’s graduation from nursing school (such a great thing to celebrate!) and found themselves participating in a wedding ceremony halfway through the party. We decided on a tropical luau theme for the false front. It was a great day and it included wardrobe changes, entertainment, and general misdirection! - Real Wedding - LGBTQ Wedding - Surprise Wedding - Dallas Wedding - Dallas Texas - Wedding Planner - Each & Every Detail

When Chad and Rich came to us with their ideas for a surprise wedding, we were THRILLED because there’s really nothing better than planning two parties in one! Guests received invitations to celebrate Chad’s graduation from nursing school (such a great thing to celebrate!) and found themselves participating in a wedding ceremony halfway through the party. We decided on a tropical luau theme for the false front. It was a great day and it included wardrobe changes, entertainment, and general misdirection! - Real Wedding - LGBTQ Wedding - Surprise Wedding - Dallas Wedding - Dallas Texas - Wedding Planner - Each & Every Detail

When Chad and Rich came to us with their ideas for a surprise wedding, we were THRILLED because there’s really nothing better than planning two parties in one! Guests received invitations to celebrate Chad’s graduation from nursing school (such a great thing to celebrate!) and found themselves participating in a wedding ceremony halfway through the party. We decided on a tropical luau theme for the false front. It was a great day and it included wardrobe changes, entertainment, and general misdirection! - Real Wedding - LGBTQ Wedding - Surprise Wedding - Dallas Wedding - Dallas Texas - Wedding Planner - Each & Every Detail

 

The Party

As guests arrived, they were greeted by hula dancers and supplied with leis. A polaroid camera and a guest book gave guests the opportunity to take photos as if just arriving in Hawaii after a long flight. Inside, we included fun palm patterned linens, bright island blossoms, tropical beverages served in coconut cups, and a buffet spread that included a whole roasted pig! Our cake was a bit of a double blind – the topper declared ‘Finally!’, referencing not only Chad’s long journey through nursing school, but also the couple’s steadfast relationship and commitment to one another.

 

As guests arrived, they were greeted by hula dancers and supplied with leis. A polaroid camera and a guest book gave guests the opportunity to take photos as if just arriving in Hawaii after a long flight. Inside, we included fun palm patterned linens, bright island blossoms, tropical beverages served in coconut cups, and a buffet spread that included a whole roasted pig! Our cake was a bit of a double blind – the topper declared ‘Finally!’, referencing not only Chad’s long journey through nursing school, but also the couple’s steadfast relationship and commitment to one another. - LGBTQ Wedding - Surprise Wedding - Dallas Wedding - Dallas Texas - Wedding Planner - Each & Every Detail

As guests arrived, they were greeted by hula dancers and supplied with leis. A polaroid camera and a guest book gave guests the opportunity to take photos as if just arriving in Hawaii after a long flight. Inside, we included fun palm patterned linens, bright island blossoms, tropical beverages served in coconut cups, and a buffet spread that included a whole roasted pig! Our cake was a bit of a double blind – the topper declared ‘Finally!’, referencing not only Chad’s long journey through nursing school, but also the couple’s steadfast relationship and commitment to one another. - LGBTQ Wedding - Surprise Wedding - Dallas Wedding - Dallas Texas - Wedding Planner - Each & Every Detail

As guests arrived, they were greeted by hula dancers and supplied with leis. A polaroid camera and a guest book gave guests the opportunity to take photos as if just arriving in Hawaii after a long flight. Inside, we included fun palm patterned linens, bright island blossoms, tropical beverages served in coconut cups, and a buffet spread that included a whole roasted pig! Our cake was a bit of a double blind – the topper declared ‘Finally!’, referencing not only Chad’s long journey through nursing school, but also the couple’s steadfast relationship and commitment to one another. - LGBTQ Wedding - Surprise Wedding - Dallas Wedding - Dallas Texas - Wedding Planner - Each & Every Detail

 

The Switch

We invited guests to be seated to enjoy the hula performance on stage. While our dancers distracted the guests, Chad and Rich slipped downstairs to change into their ceremony outfits. As the hula dancers completed their show, the couple processed down the aisle with the officiant. Surprise! It’s a wedding!

 

We invited guests to be seated to enjoy the hula performance on stage. While our dancers distracted the guests, Chad and Rich slipped downstairs to change into their ceremony outfits. As the hula dancers completed their show, the couple processed down the aisle with the officiant. Surprise! It’s a wedding! - LGBTQ Wedding - Dallas Texas - Dallas Wedding - Wedding Planner - Each & Every Detail

We invited guests to be seated to enjoy the hula performance on stage. While our dancers distracted the guests, Chad and Rich slipped downstairs to change into their ceremony outfits. As the hula dancers completed their show, the couple processed down the aisle with the officiant. Surprise! It’s a wedding! - LGBTQ Wedding - Dallas Texas - Dallas Wedding - Wedding Planner - Each & Every Detail

We invited guests to be seated to enjoy the hula performance on stage. While our dancers distracted the guests, Chad and Rich slipped downstairs to change into their ceremony outfits. As the hula dancers completed their show, the couple processed down the aisle with the officiant. Surprise! It’s a wedding! - LGBTQ Wedding - Dallas Texas - Dallas Wedding - Wedding Planner - Each & Every Detail

We invited guests to be seated to enjoy the hula performance on stage. While our dancers distracted the guests, Chad and Rich slipped downstairs to change into their ceremony outfits. As the hula dancers completed their show, the couple processed down the aisle with the officiant. Surprise! It’s a wedding! - LGBTQ Wedding - Dallas Texas - Dallas Wedding - Wedding Planner - Each & Every Detail

We invited guests to be seated to enjoy the hula performance on stage. While our dancers distracted the guests, Chad and Rich slipped downstairs to change into their ceremony outfits. As the hula dancers completed their show, the couple processed down the aisle with the officiant. Surprise! It’s a wedding! - LGBTQ Wedding - Dallas Texas - Dallas Wedding - Wedding Planner - Each & Every Detail

We invited guests to be seated to enjoy the hula performance on stage. While our dancers distracted the guests, Chad and Rich slipped downstairs to change into their ceremony outfits. As the hula dancers completed their show, the couple processed down the aisle with the officiant. Surprise! It’s a wedding! - LGBTQ Wedding - Dallas Texas - Dallas Wedding - Wedding Planner - Each & Every Detail

We invited guests to be seated to enjoy the hula performance on stage. While our dancers distracted the guests, Chad and Rich slipped downstairs to change into their ceremony outfits. As the hula dancers completed their show, the couple processed down the aisle with the officiant. Surprise! It’s a wedding! - LGBTQ Wedding - Dallas Texas - Dallas Wedding - Wedding Planner - Each & Every Detail

We invited guests to be seated to enjoy the hula performance on stage. While our dancers distracted the guests, Chad and Rich slipped downstairs to change into their ceremony outfits. As the hula dancers completed their show, the couple processed down the aisle with the officiant. Surprise! It’s a wedding! - LGBTQ Wedding - Dallas Texas - Dallas Wedding - Wedding Planner - Each & Every Detail

We invited guests to be seated to enjoy the hula performance on stage. While our dancers distracted the guests, Chad and Rich slipped downstairs to change into their ceremony outfits. As the hula dancers completed their show, the couple processed down the aisle with the officiant. Surprise! It’s a wedding! - LGBTQ Wedding - Dallas Texas - Dallas Wedding - Wedding Planner - Each & Every Detail

 

Vendors:

Planning and Design: Each and Every Detail/ Venue: Interfaith Chapel at Cathedral of Hope/ Photography:Simple Moments Photography/ Floral and Leis: Dr Delphinium Designs and Events/ Linens: BBJ Linen/ Catering: Food Glorious Food/ Cake: Delicious Cakes/ Bar and Beverages: HD Liquid Catering/ Entertainment: Grace Hula Dance Company

 

Brooke is a former Senior Lead Planner at Each & Every Detail. She is a Certified Wedding Planner with the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners and has been an instructor in their training courses since 2016.


 

When Chad and Rich came to us with their ideas for a surprise wedding, we were THRILLED because there’s really nothing better than planning two parties in one! Guests received invitations to celebrate Chad’s graduation from nursing school (such a great thing to celebrate!) and found themselves participating in a wedding ceremony halfway through the party. We decided on a tropical luau theme for the false front. It was a great day and it included wardrobe changes, entertainment, and general misdirection! - Real Wedding - LGBTQ Wedding - Surprise Wedding - Dallas Wedding - Dallas Texas - Wedding Planner - Each & Every Detail

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