A joy-filled day

Wedding bells are ringing at Highland Springs

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December 20th, 2019
Ali Harris (left), move-in and transitions coordinator for the continuing care neighborhood at Highland Springs, married Jason Amos in Magnolia Place Clubhouse on September 28, 2019. Jennifer Fox, the community’s director of continuing care, officiated.

Ali Harris, move-in and transitions coordinator for the continuing care neighborhood at Highland Springs, married Jason Amos in Magnolia Place Clubhouse on September 28, 2019. Jennifer Fox, the community’s director of continuing care, officiated.

Highland Springs might not be on Dallas’s top ten list of wedding venues just yet, but the scenic 89-acre campus has hosted more weddings than you might think.

Ali Harris, move-in and transitions coordinator for the continuing care neighborhood, is the most recent bride to tie the knot at the North Dallas community.

“Three employees in the continuing care neighborhood got engaged around the same time,” says Harris, who joined the Highland Springs team in April 2018. “Jennifer Fox [director of continuing care] casually mentioned that it would be fun to have a wedding right here on campus. I went home and talked it over with my fiancé, and we decided Highland Springs would be an ideal spot to get married.”

As word of Harris’ wedding locale spread, enthusiasm for the event swelled.

“I got a whole bunch of wedding planners as soon as I decided to have it at Highland Springs,” says Harris. “It just felt right, because in many ways, we’re like a big family.”

Harris and her fiancé Jason Amos asked Fox to officiate the ceremony, a first for the director of continuing care.

“My dad is a retired minister, so it’s not something I’m unfamiliar with, but I wanted to be sure the ceremony was everything Jason and Ali hoped it would be,” says Fox.

Fall wedding

The wedding took place on September 28, 2019, in the Magnolia Place Clubhouse at Highland Springs, with Fox officiating. The ceremony was held in the 3,000-square-foot Arts and Enrichment Center, with the reception just across the hall in the Arbor Room.

“We used so many of the services available through Highland Springs for our wedding,” says Harris. “The salon manager was my hairdresser. Robert Miles [catering director] helped me plan the menu, and catering services prepared all the hors d’oeuvres and the sit-down meal of chicken piccata and prime rib.”

Along with family and friends, Harris’s guest list included residents of the continuing care neighborhood, coworkers, and residents she’s come to know in independent living.

Following the wedding, the couple enjoyed a week-long honeymoon in Jamaica.

“It’s so special that Ali was willing to share her moment with the community,” says Fox. “It’s a joy to be part of each other’s lives. This was her day, but she gave all of us a wonderful gift.”

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