A Year After Their Covid Microwedding, Sarah Baker and Swayze Smartt Throw a Petal-Packed Party

Sarah Baker & Swayze Smartt
July 17, 2021

When Swayze Smartt popped the question to Sarah Baker, she was in the midst of a forensic psychiatry fellowship out of state, which meant it was up to the groom to set the planning of their wedding into motion. Luckily, he was more than apt. Unluckily, the couple aimed to get married in the spring of 2020, right as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. Sarah and Swayze exchanged vows in a July ceremony attended by a cherished few family members then opted for a flower-filled reception at the Cliff House the following summer. “It felt like a nice end to this horrible pandemic,” Sarah says. “[The hard times] just made the reception that much sweeter.”

Hand in Hand

Even though their special day may not have transpired exactly as they’d planned, Sarah and Swayze’s dual celebrations made for beautiful memories. Planner Whitney Bailey of Engaged Events says, “We truly felt like the end result was exactly what Sarah and Swayze envisioned.”

Flower Bomb

“Sarah shared with me her inspirational photos of wildflower fields, long farm tables, and a dessert table,” remembers Whitney. Adds Sarah:  “I wanted it to be bright and beautiful to feel like a celebration of being able to get together at the end of so much isolation.”


  • Ceremony Site

    Highland Park United Methodist Church

  • Photographer

    Charla Storey Photography

  • Bridal Ceremony Gown Designer

    Monique Lhuillier

  • Bridal Reception Gown Designer


  • Bridal Ceremony Gown Retailer


  • Bridal Reception Gown Retailer


  • Hair & Makeup

    Beauty and the Blush

  • Groom’s Attire

    The Black Tux

  • Bridesmaids’ Dresses Retailer

    Bella Bridesmaids

  • Reception Site

    Cliff House

  • Flowers

    Max Owens Design

  • Stationery

    Cleggraphy Designs

  • Cake and Desserts

    Panini Bakery

  • Cake and Desserts

    Dallas Affaires Cake Co.

  • Catering

    Blue Mesa Grill

  • Music

    Le Force Entertainment

  • Mariachi Band

    Encore Productions

  • Videographer

    Peyton Frank

  • Getaway Car

    DFW Vintage

  • Wedding Rentals

    Bella Acento

  • Wedding Rentals

    La Tavola Fine Linen Rental

  • Wedding Rentals

    POSH Couture Rentals

  • Wedding Planner

    Whitney Bailey

  • Wedding Planner

    Engaged Events

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