& Riley Underwood
Photography by Sara Donaldson
St. Patrick Cathedral, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth | June 11, 2022
The fifth gorgeous lady in her family to wear the wedding gown originally worn by her late grandmother, Margaret Boschini wed Riley Underwood in a stunning and timeless ceremony last June.
Riley first met Fort Worth-native Margaret on a dating app and after chatting and realizing they were both reading the same book, Vasily Grossman’s Stalingrad, they figured it was fate.
Fast forward a year and a half later, Margaret was going to brunch with her girlfriends when the friend who was driving got conveniently lost and pulled over “for directions.” That’s when she saw Riley in a suit outside of the car.
“I flipped,” she said. “He walked me down a path, and at the end, he had commissioned this massive flower arch with bouquets all around it. Then he took a knee and popped the question. I was blown away,” she said.
Over the next seven months and along with her mother and wedding planner Melanie Tatum of Melanie Tatum Events, Margaret brought her classic, personal, and elegant vision for the wedding to fruition. Every detail was carefully chosen and meaningful, with the dress taking center stage.
“My dress was worn by my grandmother, mother, aunt, and older sister,” Margaret said. “It has been in my family for generations but was originally purchased from Germany for my Grandma Orlean. The dress was my favorite part of the wedding. It is such a timeless, well-made garment.”
In addition to using the same venues as her older brother, Margaret also wore her sister’s garter, her grandmother’s veil and dress, borrowed shoes from her mother, and her earrings were on loan from a close family friend.
“My bouquet was modeled after my late Grandma Orlean’s original wedding bouquet,” she says. “I love the white cascading Stephanotis flowers so much. The smell, the look, all of it.”
A favorite design element was the family bridal portraits. “We had my bridal portrait blown up and displayed alongside the bridal portraits of my aunt, sister, mother, and grandmother, all in the same dress,” Margaret said. “It was such a cool design element and a piece of family history.”
Guests enjoyed lavish appetizers while looking out across the Modern’s signature reflecting pond. They gathered in the Grand Lobby for dinner catered by world-renowned Wolfgang Puck Catering, and danced the night away alongside some of the finest works of art in the metroplex.
Favorite moment for the bride? “Finally jumping in our getaway, kicking off my heels, and sharing a kiss with my brand new husband.”
Venue: St. Patrick Cathedral, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Photography: Sara Donaldson; Videography: Turquoise Productions; Photo booth: Motus Booth; Wedding Planner: Melanie Tatum Events; Flowers: Bella Flora; Furniture rentals: Bella Acento, Bella Flora; Floor: Imperial Floor Rentals; Lighting: Absolute Lighting; Cake: Crème de la Crème; Custom Star Wars Cookies: Confetty Cookies; Caterer: Wolfgang Puck Catering; Drink service: Wolfgang Puck Catering; DJ/Band: Al Paris and the Heartbreakers; Rehearsal dinner venue: Branch and Bird; Ceremony music: DFW Musicians Services LLC, St. Patrick Cathedral Musicians; Invitation and Paper Suite: Melanie Tatum Events; Bridesmaid dresses: BHLDN; Groom attire: Culwell and Sons; Engagement Ring: Diamonds Direct; Wedding Bands: Kubes Jewelers; Hair: Edward Ortiz; Makeup: Adina Wright, Amy Rose; Transportation: DFW Vintage Cars