End of the (Tight) Rope

Dearest Hive,

I guess it is time to step off the tightrope, move down the ladder, and on to other circus activities.

Let Me Get My Balance Really Quick :  wedding announcements dallas Tightrope tightrope

Personal Photo

The recaps are done, and I’ve shared just about every single solitary detail that I can muster about our wedding.

Weddingbee will always remain a huge part of my life. I’ll never be able to think about our wedding without thinking about Weddingbee. You all were a huge source of support and inspiration to me, and I’m so thankful I was able to be a part of this wonderful community at first as r.elliott on the waiting boards, then as Miss High Wire, and then finally, a Mrs.

If you’d like to take a trip across the tight rope of our wedding planning journey, I’ve set up our Wiki page for easy browsing.

I’ll still be around the hive on the boards and in the comments, and maybe I’ll pop in for a post now and again. I just know I can’t quit you!

This community has been the absolutely most supportive and friendly online community I’ve ever been around. I’m really proud of what we’ve all built here, and I hope it will always be a place of kind suggestions and thoughtful critique. Thank you for all that you contribute to this wonderful hive.

I hope you all have perfectly perfect, magical wedding days. If you need anything, I’m here. Like, you know, maybe a virtual 5-five? Here’s one to start with.


Photo by Joy Neville Photography

When I’m not buzzing around here, I’ll be busy with daily updates over at my personal blog, Really Rachel E. There are all kinds of goodies on there to enjoy, if you need some new reading material. I talk about silly things like my zombie apocalypse plans, my yoga journey, and married life.


Photo by Joy Neville Photography


All my love,


Highwire Vendor Reviews

Very Highly Recommended

Clark Gardens – Venue


We had an absolutely magical wedding day at Clark Gardens. With Texas facing one of the worst droughts on record, I couldn’t believe how lush and stunning the gardens were for our wedding day. To make it extra perfect, the staff even replanted and ordered thousands of extra flowers for our specific area of the gardens. They also updated and replaced the chandeliers in our reception tent the day before the wedding.

When I needed an internet connection to post to Weddingbee the night before the wedding, the event coordinator picked me up and drove me to her office so I could use her computer. Talk about amazing customer service!

The staff at Clark Gardens went way above and beyond all of our expectations. It is a little far out from the metroplex, but absolutely worth the drive, 100%. I would recommend to anyone looking for a beautiful garden wedding.

Joy Neville Photography – Photography


I was so pleased to work with Joy Neville of Joy Neville Photography. Her work was stunning, and we had a really great time having her as a part of our wedding team. She did a wonderful job bringing our retro engagement session to life, and was an irreplaceable asset on our wedding day.

She brought two additional assistants to help with the wedding day, and we were extremely satisfied with their professionalism and talent.

Her turn around time was extremely quick for our engagement session, and we got an early delivery of our wedding day photos as well. She was always available via e-mail or phone to go over details and answer questions. She also had an extremely soothing personality, which was vital during the hectic wedding day.

Escada Weddings – Day of Coordinator


Shelley with Escada Weddings went above and beyond! She was always extremely prompt and responsive to any questions I had leading up to the wedding. We met a couple of times beforehand and she was always very professional and easy to work with. During the rehearsal she did a wonderful job giving direction and orchestrating where everyone needed to go. On the wedding day, she took all of our wedding "stuff" and put everything exactly where it needed to go. She kept everything on perfect schedule and was extremely flexible when we needed to change the timeline up at the last minute. She helped keep me totally stress free on my wedding day, which was exactly what I wanted. I have nothing but good things to say and would definitely recommend her to anyone needing a wedding planner! You are getting a steal of a deal when you hire her.

Blue Mesa – Catering


I had a wonderful experience working with the catering manager, Brenda, as we planned our wedding. She met us at a Blue Mesa location and hosted a wonderful tasting for me, Mr. HW and my mother.

She even met us at the venue before the wedding day to discuss the floor plan.
Everyone had rave reviews about the food. We thought it was absolutely delicious! At the end of the night, they sent all the leftovers home with us and the wedding party enjoyed a delicious midnight snack later on.

Blue Mesa also provided bartenders who poured delicious drinks all night. Brenda also helped me put together an order for glass rentals for the wedding day.

They also cut and served our cake at no additional cost. What amazing customer service!

Amazing food, very responsive and available contact person, and pleased guests. Couldn’t ask for more!

Hair by Jessica -  Hair Styling


Jessica was a last minute addition to our wedding day vendor team, and she did a wonderful job. We met a few weeks prior for a trial run and loved her personality. She arrived to the venue on time and worked diligently to get everyone’s hair done in time. I was extremely pleased with the outcome and affordability of her service.


Complete Music – DJ Services


We loved having Rick at Complete Music DJ our wedding! He was very responsive and kept the dance floor rocking all night long. Would definitely recommend!

The Retreat at Clark Gardens – Accommodations


The wedding party stayed at the Retreat at Clark Gardens (the guest house on the property), which provided an absolutely calm and serene place to gather during the wedding weekend. I felt relaxed and rejuvenated the whole time.

David’s Bridal – Bridal Gown, some of the bridal party dresses

I had pleasant experiences during all of my appointments at David’s Bridal. All of the dresses were delivered on time, and the alterations were done for an affordable price in a timely manner. Many brides have different experiences depending on which location they went to, so I will share that I worked initially with the north Dallas location, before transferring up to the Frisco store because it was closer to my home.

Pneuma Center – Officiant


We had a wonderful experience working with Dr. Lon and Sharon Roberts of Pneuma center. They were extremely supportive and easy to work with. We liked that they were experienced in inter-faith ceremonies, and they provided lots of possible readings and ceremony words that we could use to craft our own ceremony. They delivered on everything that was promised.

Shop Ketubah.com – Ketubah


I was really pleased with how our Ketubah came out. All names were spelled correctly, and the shipment arrived seamlessly and on time. It is on display in our home and it makes me happy to look at every time I see it!

Overall, we were very happy with our vendors on our wedding day. They helped make it really wonderful!


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