Dallas Wedding with New Orleans Style – Photos by The Amber Studio

One night at a reggae club, Dannie and Kenneth met. Meeting was all it took, really, and they were in. :) To seal their relationship forever, Kenneth proved that he had a "Love Jones" for Dannie by proposing to her via poetry the night before her graduation from medical school. The timing couldn't have been more amazing, right? Their romantic New Orleans-styled wedding was captured by The Amber Studio. It featured fun moments like second line dancing, with a nod to history via jumping the broom.  Also, check out this lovely couple on our partner site Ebony.com.

Bride: Dannie Williams
Groom: Kenneth Hopson

Occupations: Bride - Physician; Groom - Graduate student
Wedding Date: 11.03.2012
Location: The Orion Ballroom, Dallas, TX

Wedding Details ..... "The wedding was themed "Romantic Fall" and the reception was themed "New Orleans/Mardi Gras". Since I went to school at Xavier and Tulane, I just HAD to have the New Orleans touches. The big thing was how to merge the two without having a conflict of themes. We pulled it off by sticking with deep purples and reds for the wedding ceremony, really playing up the intimate lighting with candles in vases, and having the lights dimmed. This way, the fall theme was not really overwhelming and still tastefully done. For the reception, we decided to go with a classy Mardi Gras feel and stuck with gold and purple so as not to have too many clashing colors. One of the things I felt I had to have was the crystal trees and we went with feathers instead of flowers, since I wanted to try to be eco-friendly, and it just had more of an overall Mardi Gras feel. The great thing about the feathers in the center piece was it was a great play off my wedding dress and added to the cohesiveness of the theme. While we did not have a second-line band, I definitely wanted a live band. The band played during cocktail hour and the first half of the reception! It was awesome, definitely gave that New Orleans feel since they are renowned for their live music. When it came time to party, the DJ was awesome and was able to play second line music so we were able to do our second line seamlessly."

{You Make Loving You So Easy}

He loves ..... "He loves my strength and passion. I think that because of seeing me and how I am, he has been able to tap into that side of himself."

She loves ..... "I love his quiet strength. He is not very vocal, but when he speaks, it's usually profound."


Photography - The Amber Studio
Wedding dress – Mockingbird Bridal
Cake – Sugar Bee Sweets
Hair/Makeup- Beauty RX
Wedding Planner – Christy Record of Swank Soiree  
Videography- Eb3 Media 
Stationery- Swank Stationery 
Event Design – Tamara Harris of e3 Events 
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  2. clair estelle

    I love the combination of the red and the peacock feather!

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  4. Renee Shepherd

    Awesome! Besutiful…and I was fortunate to be among the many favored guest. May many years of prosperity, joy, peace, and love be with you and Kenneth always.

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