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Lizzy McNamara & Philip Chapman

By guruscottyAugust 15, 2023August 17th, 2023No Comments

Lizzy McNamara
& Philip Chapman

Photography by Sara Donaldson

While Lizzy and Philip technically met in middle school, they had their first conversation in their 30s. They were distant admirers on Facebook until they matched on a dating app in 2020. While discussing their dream wedding, Philip expressed a preference for a small and intimate ceremony, while Lizzy knew their Fort Worth roots might lead to a grander event. They achieved both desires on Aug. 27, 2022: a small intimate ceremony of less than 50 at Lizzy’s childhood home and a larger reception at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

ON TAP Two specialty cocktails were offered at the bars, the McNamara Margarita and the Phil Collins (renamed from the Tom Collins). ANGLER’S DELIGHT Justine’s Flowers placed a fly-fishing fly in Philip’s boutonniere to highlight the groom’s love of fly fishing. VOICE MAIL Upon arriving, guests were greeted with a sky-blue rotary phone that recorded messages for the couple.

For the ceremony, the home was transformed into an indoor garden with dripping ivy and florals of all colors. The garden theme bloomed when Lizzy tried a stunning, intricate floral veil by Monique Lhuillier. “I’ve always loved vibrant colors, so the veil was the perfect addition to make my timeless dress stand out,” Lizzy says. Philip’s cousin, Cameron, officiated the wedding. After the ceremony, Philip and Lizzy were whisked away to the Modern, where 180 guests enjoyed a cocktail hour followed by a seated dinner by Wolfgang Puck Catering and music by the Jordan Kahn Orchestra. From the invitations to the bridesmaid dresses to the custom floral dance floor, the vibrant garden theme carried from the ceremony to the reception seamlessly. Prior to their exit in a vintage white Jaguar, Philip and Lizzy enjoyed a private dance to “Latch” by Sam Smith. “I will never forget the incredible feeling as I was overcome with both gratitude and love for my husband and relief that all the planning had been worth it,” she says.

HOLE IN ONE The groom’s “cake” was made of 140 cake balls stacked to look like a pyramid of golf balls. STARRY NIGHT Although the reception was indoors, the Modern’s ceiling projection depicting a starry night transformed the Modern into an outdoor oasis.  PARTY FAVORS Party favors on the dance floor included colorful fans to keep guests cool during the Texas heat, as well as light-up floral crowns and foam sticks.

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Venue & catering: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and Wolfgang Puck Catering

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