One Dallas Couple Chose a Destination Location Holding Special Significance For Their Wedding

Alexi Norton & Russell Oshman
December 4, 2021

Although Alexi Norton and Russell Oshman both worked at Vinson & Elkins—he’s a partner; she was in recruiting—they’d never actually met until a firm event popped up on the docket. “When we started talking, it turned out, we had so much in common,” says Alexi. Noticing the spark, a colleague offered to set them up, and there were no objections. They eventually adjourned to a dinner date at The Charles, started dating, began traveling, and eventually, fell in love. When Russell proposed marriage, the only question Alexi had was “Where?” “I had three places in mind, but in the end, we chose One&Only Palmilla—it was the first place that Russell told me, ‘I’ll love you forever,’ ” she says.

Something Blue

Alexi counts her “something blue” as Russell’s blue eyes. “Silly I know,” she says. “But they are my very favorite thing in the world and where I had my eyes focused from start to finish of the ceremony!”

Alexi Norton & Russell Oshman's Bridesmaids

Style Guide

Stylist Cynthia Cook Smith helped style the bridesmaids by lending her editorial input and sending out links. “I didn’t want anyone to feel pressure,” says Alexi. “But everyone ended up buying a dress—and they all chose something different.”

Alexi Norton & Russell Oshman's Fringe Dress Mid-Reception

Dance Party

Mid-reception, Alexi changed into a fringe dress by Markarian. “The asymmetrical fringe makes it sparkle; it has the beautiful low back; and the bows on the straps are so me,” she says.


  • Ceremony & Reception Sites

    One&Only Palmilla

  • Photographer

    Shannon Skloss Photography

  • Ceremony Bridal Gown Designer

    Carolina Herrera

  • Reception Bridal Gown Designer


  • Ceremony Bridal Gown Retailer

    The Bridal Salon at Neiman Marcus

  • Reception Bridal Gown Retailer

    Stanley Korshak Bridal

  • Hair & Makeup

    LB Rosser; Gary Parson

  • Groom’s Attire


  • Bridesmaid Dresses

    Brock Collection; BHLDN; Mac Duggal

  • Groomsmen Attire

    The Black Tux

  • Flowers

    GRO Designs

  • Stationery

    Paradise Design Co.

  • Music

    Taylor Pace Orchestra, Jordan Khan Music Co.

  • Wedding Planner/Designer

    GRO Designs

  • Wedding Stylist

    Cynthia Cook Smith

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