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June 2018- Dallas

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37 epic holiday parties. Almost everyone who was at the wedding had a memory of attending one of them," says Leaver, who constructed a champagne tower in the same spot where the Christmas tree used to stand. "We wanted to echo the way she used to entertain." Another nod to the Bivins family's cattle-driving heritage was the couple's custom brand, which was seared into leather for rehearsal dinner invitations. Bivins sketched the monogram herself, inspired by one of her favorite Dallas hideaways: Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. "I loved using the Mansion's monogram as the inspiration for a wedding in another mansion," Leaver says. Every wedding element — from her grandmother's handkerchief embroidered with her wedding date to her mother's diamond, which Cone proposed to her with in Austin, where the two currently live — served as joyful reminders of loved ones, both present and in spirit. Bivins locked eyes with Cone as she walked down the aisle, escorted by her two brothers. But it wasn't until she reached the altar that she noticed one fi nal surprise detail. "He was wearing a bow tie made from a tie my dad wore often while serving as ambassador to Sweden," says Bivins, who recognized the pattern immediately. "It was such a sweet memento." Guests making their way toward the glowing reception tent Bivins and Cone share a moment outside the church where they both attended school. Cone wears a custom Harper & Jones tuxedo. Perfectly unfussy table design and fl owers by Bows and Arrows The bride descending the staircase The bride and groom make their exit in a 1938 Lincoln Willoughby Limousine — one of only fi ve built. The newlyweds toasting to a lifetime of love

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