Carly Gaines and Javier Zablah’s Romantic, Vintage Celebration

Carly Gaines

Javier Zablah

August 28, 2020

Carly Gaines and Javier Zablah’s intended celebration of more than 150 international and local guests overlooking the Dallas skyline was reimagined amid the pandemic into an intimate affair for 30 at the Mason. The venue held true to the bride’s original vision with its jewel tones and historic charm, and brought together the couple’s closest loved ones for a ceremony decked in deep reds, greens, and birchwood followed by a cozy reception at their Lakewood home. “Before the pandemic, I was pretty stressed about the big original wedding and focused on little things like the perfect cocktail napkins,” Carly recalls. “But COVID reset us both mentally. We were just excited to get married and realized we could do it anywhere. Despite all the odds, we woke up after our wedding day feeling so loved.” 

This article originally appeared in the Fall / Winter 2021 issue of D Weddings. Purchase yours online .


  • Ceremony Site

    The Mason Dallas

  • Photographer

    Shannon Skloss Photography

  • Bridal Gown Designer

    Ti Adora

  • Bridal Gown Retailer

    Lulu’s Bridal

  • Hair & Makeup

    Meg B Beauty

  • Groom's Attire

    The Black Tux

  • Bridesmaids' Dresses Designer


  • Bridesmaids' Dresses Retailer

    Bella Bridesmaids

  • Groomsmen's Attire

    The Black Tux

  • Reception Site

    Couple's Home

  • Flowers

    Something Pretty Floral

  • Stationery

    Pretty Post Calligraphy

  • Cake

    Cakes by Shannon Star

  • Catering

    Vestals Catering

  • Music

    DJ Jason Esquire

  • Wedding Rentals

    Marquee Event Rentals

  • Wedding Planner

    Grit & Gold Event Co.

  • Wedding Designer

    Lottie Fowler, Grit & Gold Event Co.

  • Additional Vendors

    Rabbi David Gruber

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