Kate Maher and Michael Schneider’s Whimsical Garden Wedding at the Dallas Arboretum

Busy careers and schedules led Kate Maher and Michael Schneider to a matchmaking service—and the matchmakers nailed it. After a balcony proposal in Puerto Rico, they wed at the Dallas Arboretum’s A Woman’s Garden on September 16, 2016. The nature-inspired decor featured water and greenery accents, such as floating flowers in clear vases. A Calvin and Hobbes comic book—a favorite of the couple—served as a guest book and added a touch of whimsy, and it now has a place in their home. “We set it out as a coffee-table book,” Kate says.

—Lauren Kazemba


  • Ceremony Site

    Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

  • Photographer

    Karlisch Photography

  • Ceremony Bridal Gown Designer


  • Reception Bridal Gown Designer


  • Ceremony Bridal Gown Retailer

    Stanley Korshak Bridal

  • Reception Bridal Gown Retailer

    The Bridal Salon at Neiman Marcus

  • Hair

    Kate Rodriguez

  • Hair

    Audrey Elliot

  • Makeup

    Stanley Korshak

  • Groom’s Attire

    Brooks Brothers

  • Bridesmaids Dresses Designer


  • Bridesmaids Dresses Designer

    Social Bridesmaids

  • Bridesmaids Dresses Retailer

    Bella Bridesmaids

  • Flower Girl Dress Designer

    Bonnie Jean

  • Flower Girl Dress Retailer


  • Flowers

    Three Branches Floral

  • Stationery

    Southern Fried Paper

  • Reception Site

    Fearing's at The Ritz-Carlton

  • Cake and Desserts

    Panini Bakery & Cakes

  • Cake and Desserts

    Kate Weiser Chocolate

  • Caterer


  • Ceremony Music

    Gyros String Quartet

  • Dinner Music

    Christopher Carrington

  • Music

    The Jordan Kahn Music Company

  • Lighting


  • Videographer

    Pro Edit Productions

  • Wedding Rentals

    Bella Acento

  • Wedding Rentals

    POSH Couture Rentals

  • Wedding Planner & Designer

    Diamond Affairs

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