When Krisi asked if we were available…
to shoot her sister's wedding, we were equal parts floored and delighted. I mean, this is Krisi Johnson, for crying out loud. Then we had the pleasure of meeting Kayla and Mitch and were blown away. They are the people who are so hot that part of you expects them to be mean. On the contrary, they're kind, lovely, fun, warm, and quite simply, everything and more we expected from the Johnson family and anybody associated with it.
This two-part wedding was blow-your-socks-off beautiful. Kayla and Mitch gave the GRO Designs team complete creative freedom, and oh boy, did they deliver: for the late-December ceremony and brunch at the Mansion on Turtle Creek, a custom (and breathtaking) floral wall as the backdrop, ombré floral arrangements running the length of the entire banquet table, and perfect Christmas-time touches.
The New Year's Eve reception (i.e. perfect excuse to throw an amazing party for your friends and family) at the Joule Hotel boasted swanky black and gold design, a rad DJ, and the coolest and hottest people in Dallas. It was basically the best New Year's Eve party to which we would otherwise never be invited.
For all these reasons, it's an honor to have Kayla and Mitch both on the cover of D Weddings magazine and on BRIDES.com. Thanks, y'all, for helping us get this beautiful one out there.
To Kayla and Mitch, where do we begin with you two? We've probably gone through your photos at least a dozen times, and our faces ache from the relentless ear-to-ear smiles. Thank you for having us and for trusting us so warmly with your wedding day. You guys were nothing short of an absolute pleasure. Love you guys. Please tell Lenny that Leo says congratulations on finding a dad.
To GRO Designs: Next level y'all. We are forever honored and grateful to have contributed to this celebration and documented your amazing design. It was a true pleasure, and we just love you guys forever and ever amen.
Event coordinator, event design, and floral design: GRO Designs
Ceremony venue: Mansion on Turtle Creek
Reception venue: Joule Hotel
Makeup: Maitee Miles
Hairstylist: Pin Salon
Kayla's ceremony gown: Anne Barge
Kayla's reception gown: Jenny Packham
Mitch's suits: Stanley Korshak
DJ: DJ S.O.U.L.Jah
Invitations: Chips & Salsa Designs & Blue Eye Brown Eye