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Jillian and Lev had a Traditional and Elegant Southlake Wedding at Legends Hall at the Marq. The couple met on a Thursday night in January of 2016. They both attended a concert at a venue called The Pageant in St. Louis. They were there with different groups of people, but little did they know they had mutual friends between their groups. After spending some time socializing and dancing, Lev eventually came over to Jillian and struck up a conversation with her. “He was so charming and absolutely hilarious. I felt like I could talk with him for hours.” Says Jillian. They spent the rest of the evening chatting and exchanged numbers before parting ways. They quickly made plans to see each other the following weekend. And here they are… 5 years later as husband and wife!

On December 26, 2019, Lev proposed to Jillian while spending the weekend at a cabin in Arkansas with her family. Jillian recalls, “It was dark, and my family and I were making s’mores in the front area of the cabin. I had no clue that he and my father were busy setting up the proposal on the back deck!” Lev summoned everyone to the deck, and Jillian was utterly stunned at what she saw. Lev was waiting for Jillian at the bottom of the stairs with a trail of rose petals, standing in a heart shape of LED lights, with illuminated letters that said “MARRY ME” set up on the back railing. Jillian walked down the stairs, and Lev knelt down to propose with the most beautiful ring. I”n that moment, it all seems like a blur, but I do remember I said ‘YES!’”

After their engagement, they were so excited to start planning their wedding! They knew they would have a few challenges to overcome along the way. Their vision for their wedding was to have a perfect blend of our religions, cultures, and traditions. Lev is Jewish, and Jillian is Christian. Lev is Russian. Jillian is American, and not to mention Southern! They spent many hours educating themselves and educating each other on traditions that were most important to them. With the help of their family and friends and their amazing team of vendors, they created the perfectly blended wedding of their dreams!

The style of their wedding was Traditional Elegant. Their theme words that they used throughout the design process were elegant, classy, and romantic. The colors were blush, beige, dusty rose, and lots of white. Gold was the primary accent color used for the table numbers, candles, chargers, and Chiavari chairs. Their chuppah and seating chart were made out of clear acrylic, which they loved! Jillian and Lev wanted to use a lot of candles and uplighting around the perimeter of the room to create a warm and elegant ambiance. ‘It was truly romantic!” One of the unique things about their wedding Jillian says, “Was that we had an authentic Russian family-style dinner at our reception. Our guests absolutely loved it!”

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Wedding Planner / Southern Enchantments

Venue / Legends Hall at The Marq

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Rentals / Marquee Event Rentals

The Southern Social

Wedding Planner / Southern Enchantments

Venue / Legends Hall at The Marq

Rentals / Big D Party Rentals

Rentals / Marquee Event Rentals


Photography Amanda Lane Photography | Videography BSR Wedding Films | Floral Design Something Pretty Floral | Brides Gown Mia Grace Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses Revelry | Mens Attire The Black Tux | Catering The Gourmet Room | Officiant Rabbi David S. Gruber | Cake Creme de La Creme Cake Company | DJ Kesh Kyaterman | Audio Equipment Rental Crossroad Audio | Makeup Artist Acie Artistry | Hair Stylist A Touch of Chey | Vintage Car DFW Vintage Car | Shuttle Bus Premier Transportation | Acrylic Chuppah Rental Render Events | Lighting LeForce Entertainment

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