Fashion / Weddings

A True New York Love Story

This Unforgettable Wedding Merged Brooklyn Cool and Fashionable Elegance

BY // 02.08.16
photography Katherine O’Brien

Our February issue is all about weddings, and brides and grooms and flowers and honeymoons. Here’s a look at a Dallas ceremony that was full of grace and style.

A creative bicoastal class — one part fashion, another part Brooklyn cool — descended upon our city one misty weekend in May to join Katy Russ and Matt Schoen as they said their vows beneath a canopy of crape myrtles at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.

Dallas native Russ attended the Greenhill School before moving to L.A., where she enrolled at the University of Southern California. Postgrad, she traded her So-Cal life for Manhattan, where she currently works as press director for 3.1 Phillip Lim. Schoen, originally from New Orleans, first landed in NYC to attend The Cooper Union. Later he found his niche at VICE Media, for which he’s now executive design director.

Despite demanding professions, the pair met in a serendipitous, quintessentially New York–love-story way, which eventually led to a proposal. During her daily commutes, Russ pored over the pages of top fashion magazines until she finally spotted The One: a sensational Valentino evening gown from the Italian fashion house’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection. With her wedding look secured straight from the runway, the rest of the big-day details fell into place — from the Jan Barboglio candelabras to the nonstop margaritas served during dinner.

Cakewalk Bakeshop creation


Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015
Ceremony Venue: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Reception Venue: The Stoneleigh Hotel
Flowers: Bows + Arrows
Caterer: Javier’s Gourmet Mexicano
Confections: Cakewalk Bakeshop
Music: DJ S.O.U.L.JAH
Bride’s Gown: Valentino
Wedding Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Groom’s attire: J.Crew suit, Saint Laurent tie
Photographer: Katherine O’Brien Photography

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