Winter Wedding Elopement in Dallas: D + K

David & Kellee, a wedding planner and graphic designer also known as D + K wed at midday on New Year’s Eve. The groom's mother and older brother and the bride's mother and younger brother were present for the private ceremony while a dear friend and his wife officiated the special occasion. The day before Thanksgiving, in front of close family and friends, David popped the question by asking, "Will you fight for joy with me?" Talk about an equally innovative and intimate proposal!

Wedding Date: December 31, 2014
Ceremony Location: RE Gallery + Studio
Reception Location: Sissy's Southern Kitchen & Bar 

From the bride...

We decided to be wed before the new year! We had been very intentional about preparing our hearts and minds to make a marriage covenant before man and God so the abbreviated timeline was anticipated. We wanted to keep this day intimate and special. We found a quaint art space in the area, reminiscent of the art gallery in which he proposed.We knew we wanted our mothers present, both were unable to make it to the engagement. We are both involved in ministry and mission, meeting some wonderfully gifted friends along the way. Our close friend, an ordained minister, officiated the ceremony; and, another close friend, a talented photographer, captured the memories. After the ceremony we had lunch at Sissy's Southern Kitchen & Bar, a beautifully decorated space with exceptional southern fare. 

We are both suckers for details and thought the "Fight For Joy" focus of our engagement should carry over into our marriage as well. We landed on a varsity theme. We had custom chenille patches designed for our lettermen jacket/sweater. We wanted to keep true to our sense of style without looking too laidback. The bride needed to look bridal and the groom well groomed. Kellee, never quite a fan of heels, opted for glittery Kate Spade Keds sneakers while David went with PF Flyers. We got a little crafty to create the varsity flags for our photo props. 

All in all, the day was simple and sweet. We love details but we both know those things don't matter in light of eternity. Our ultimate goal in marriage is to fight for joy, together in the most God honoring ways we know possible. Everything fell into place during the planning process but now it's time for the true journey to begin with Christ at the center. 

The lovely couple opted to elope for a more offbeat intimate wedding though stay tuned for the upcoming fall print issue of MunaLuchi Bride to see the beautiful photos of their wedding ceremony which was later held for all of their family and friends. Click here to view more images from their elopement.


Wedding Planner: KLM Event + Design
Photography: Temi Coker
Ceremony: RE Art Gallery + Studio
Celebratory Lunch: Sissy's Southern Kitchen & Bar
Bridal Hair: Paulette at Loc Star Natural Hair Design Studio
Bridal MUA: Glam By Cham at Duke's Hair Studio

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  1. ALady

    I’ve been reading Munaluchi for the longest time and never left a comment. However, I feel compelled to do so today because of the authenticity, genuiness, simplicity and love oozing from these two’s wedding. May God bless their union. Love, love, love the humility and adoration for the Most High! Be blessed.

    • Kellee Laura Dawkins

      Thank you Alady! We sincerely appreciate your blessings! Soli Deo Gloria. #fightforjoy

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  3. Aurala

    Gorgeous, beautiful, amazing! What a testimony of love through Him.
    You all radiate His glory! thank you for sharing His story :)

  4. Laura

    I rarely comment, either, but I saw this and felt the spirit move. I love the “Fighting for Joy” mantra too! This is awesome. Congrats, and your event was beautiful.

  5. BlackLoveEnthusiast

    I don’t know this couple, but every time I come to Muna, I make sure to read about them. They exude so much genuiness, humility and simplicity. I pray that God blesses their union with love, longevity and happiness.


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