Carsen and Phillip’s Romantic Nuptials Are Something Straight From F. Scott Fitzgerald

After meeting through mutual friends, Carsen Wycoff and Philip Anderson saw one another while “studying” at Baylor’s library. “We flirted more than studied until 2 a.m.,” Carsen says. No wonder their January 26, 2019, nuptials seven years later were inspired by “The Great Gatsby.” They envisioned the “1920s and the Jazz Age—Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, jazz clubs, and speakeasies—while keeping things modern and wintry,” Philip says. The 1920s-built Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek set the scene for an intimate party that began with champagne toasts and ended with hot apple cider and a flurry of snow-white confetti. It was by-the-book perfect.

Carsen Wycoff Philip Anderson portraitMarital Bliss

“There is never a dull moment between the two of us,” Carsen says. “I love how funny and goofy Philip always is. Philip loves how supportive I am of him through good times and bad. We are each other’s best friends.”

Carsen Wycoff Philip Anderson receptionMust Love Champagne

Event planner Jess Wegner “wanted everything to feel effortless and intimate,” she says. To that end, she paired velvety champagne-hued banquettes, gold and glass tables, and gilded seating to create the luxury lounge vibe.

Carsen Wycoff Philip Anderson staitioneryThe Write Classics

“We originally wanted to do an Art Deco invitation but felt it was a little too much,” Carsen says. “So we decided on a formal, classic style we ended up loving.”

Carsen Wycoff Philip Anderson bouquetBest Buds

Jessica Huston of Root + Bloom interwove lush white peonies and fluffy white garden roses with soft blush quicksand roses for a wintry bridal bouquet. “I didn’t want anything too big or whimsical,” Carsen says. “She nailed it.”

Carsen Wycoff Philip Anderson wedding cakeTop Tier

Dallas Affaires Cake Co. delivered the showstopping cake of Carsen’s dreams—seven tiers of vanilla and champagne cake were bedecked with a billowing cascade of white hydrangea and white and pink roses.

Carsen Wycoff Philip Anderson getting makeup doneReady for a Close Up

Carsen wanted her bridal makeup to be “perfectly glam, but still me,” she says. Jordan Bawcom of Grand Slam Glam “did such a great job,” she says.

Credits

  • Ceremony Site

    Park Cities Baptist Church

  • Photographer

    Stephanie Brazzle

  • Bridal Gown Designer

    Anne Barge

  • Bridal Gown Retailer

    Unveiled Bridal Collection, Little Rock

  • Hair & Makeup

    Grand Slam Glam

  • Groom's Attire

    Culwell & Son

  • Bridesmaids' Dresses Designer

    Alfred Sung

  • Bridesmaids' Dresses Retailer

    Bella Bridesmaids, Little Rock

  • Groomsmen's Attire

    Culwell & Son

  • Flower Girls' Dresses Designer

    Carsen's childhood dresses

  • Reception Site

    Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

  • Flowers

    Root + Bloom Floral Design

  • Stationery

    By Invitation Only, Little Rock

  • Cake & Desserts

    Dallas Affaires Cake Co.

  • Catering

    Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

  • Music

    DJ Connection

  • Lighting

    Absolute

  • Videographer

    Take 4 Films

  • Wedding Rentals

    Bella Accento; La Tavola Fine Linen Rental; DFW Dance Floors

  • Wedding Planner

    Jess Wegner Events

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