The Arboretum Went Monochromatic for Amanda McLachlan and Nathan Jones’ “I Do’s”

Amanda McLachlan and Nathan Jones
November 7, 2020 

Amanda McLachlan had long thought pal Nathan Jones was “dreamy.” But it wasn’t until a confession of love by Nathan that the two went from friends to something more. Two years later, Nathan took Amanda on a scavenger hunt through special shared spots in Dallas, ending in a proposal. For Amanda, an event planner by trade, planning her wedding “was like my Super Bowl.” She quickly got to work bringing her vision to life with the help of planner Leslie Ochs of Alice and Apricot, and after a four-month engagement, Amanda and Nathan tied the knot in front of 70 of their nearest and dearest. Remembers the bride: “We felt super blessed to have a night under the stars with all our close friends and family.”

Amanda & Nathan's Sunset Couple's Shot

Platinum Album

When choosing a wedding photographer, Amanda and Nathan wanted to pick someone whom they could trust to capture the intimate moments of their wedding day in an artful way. “We wanted something we could put up as art in our home after the wedding,” she says of choosing The Brothers Martens.Amanda & Nathan's Table Setting

Paint It Black

The black-and-white color palette was a non-comprisable aspect for Amanda. “I wanted to make it so simple and classic, so I could look back on my photos and still have it look good,” Amanda says. Black chargers topped with white round menu cards were designed to resemble a record.

Guests: 70

Guest Book: An LP of Justin Timberlake's Man of the Woods album—a nod to one of their early dates to see Timberlake in concert 

Signature Cocktails: Blood orange kombucha and Topo Chico with lime


  • Ceremony Site

    McCasland Sunken Garden, The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

  • Photographer

    The Brothers Martens Bridal

  • Gown Designer

    Monique Lhuillier

  • Bridal Gown Retailer

    Warren Barrón

  • Bridal Hair

    Sarah King Lynch

  • Bridal Hair

    Indigo Child

  • Makeup

    LB Rosser

  • Groom’s Attire

    Suit Supply

  • Reception Site

    Alex Camp House, The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

  • Flowers

    Petals + Pastels

  • Stationery

    Cari Abaunza

  • Stationery

    Well-Made Heart

  • Stationery


  • Menus

    Alice and Apricot

  • Programs

    Amanda McLachlan

  • Cake


  • Catering

    Culinary Art Catering

  • Music

    In10city Band

  • Music

    Dallas String Quartet

  • Music

    Sam Garner Music

  • Lighting

    Lawson Event Rentals

  • Videographer

    The Brothers Martens

  • Wedding Rentals

    Lawson Event Rentals

  • Wedding Rentals

    POSH Couture Rentals

  • Wedding Rentals

    La Tavola Fine Linen Rental

  • Wedding Rentals

    The Event Lounge

  • Wedding Planner

    Leslie Ochs, Alice and Apricot

  • Additional Vendors


  • Additional Vendors

    Baldo’s Ice Cream

  • Additional Vendors

    Mariloff Diamonds & Fine Jewelry

  • Additional Vendors

    Night Owl Coffee Cart

  • Additional Vendors

    Shelby Hall Calligraphy

  • Additional Vendors

    Stuart Weitzman

  • Additional Vendors

    Tesoro Baking

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