Maroon and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens Dallas

After locking eyes at a college function for an on campus organization at Texas A & M where both Ashlynn & Colton attended; they decided to officially meet a few months later. The two began dating and fell in love!

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Finally on April 18, 2015 under the Famous Century Tree at Texas A & M Colton asked Ashlynn to be his wife! The proposal was everything she ever imagined.

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Keeping the proposal a surprise was a challenge. Colton had to throw Ashlynn off of his trail of planning her dream proposal by telling her that her vision was cliché! All the while Colton was putting together plans for family and friends to be present as well as a photographer to capture such a special moment.

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From there on these lovebirds were planning maroon & gold wedding! Adding a few blush tones helped to add a little contrast to their color pallet. Ashlynn loves glitter & gold as any girl would. And maroon is a favorite for both Ashlynn & Colton as it is part of their alma mater’s colors! They wanted the feel of their wedding to be romantic, full of light, and sparkle.

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Ashlynn & Colton’s wedding invitations were recreated from a look Ashlynn had seen on Pinterest. Her vision was brought to life by Vista Print & Ann’s Bridal Bargains.

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Ashlynn’s bridesmaids looked stunning in their beautiful gold sequin and maroon gowns from Etsy Shop, Fashion Streets as they walked down the aisle to the beautiful music played by Gyros String Quartet. Ashlynn followed soon after in her stunning gown by Pronovias from Marry Go Round Bridal of Houston.

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The sweet couple exchanged vows in the chapel at Ashton Gardens-Dallas which created the perfect setting; the large windows in this space really helped reflect the light. The two were framed by a custom twinkling curly willow arch made by our sister company Freesia; who were also in charge of all of the floral and candles that extended the feeling of romance for these two on their wedding day. Ashlynn even gave us kudos, “Lauren did the most amazing job bringing our vision of sparkly and romantic to life.”

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Thompson Pictures was there to videograph the couple as they exchanged their sweet vows of love that they wrote to each other. Ashlynn informs us this moment was her favorite of the entire evening. “I think they reflected our personalities perfectly and showed the kind of love we have for each other. I still tear up watching the video of them!” she tells us.

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We absolutely loved the details of this wedding and are so happy Shannon Skloss Photography was there to capture the details and this gorgeous day all together.

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The reception couldn’t have been complete without the awesome tunes & lighting from Simply Music and cake from Delicious Cakes.

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These two agree that their wedding wouldn’t have been anything they imagined if it wasn’t for their family, friends, and all of their loved ones. Seeing all of the people they loved gathered together to celebrate their love was simply amazing. Ashlynn’s brother married them, and her grandfather led them in communion. Colton’s family hadn’t seen each other in years, and they flew from all over to be with them.

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“Seeing both of our families and everyone we love all in one place was incredibly humbling and emotional. That happens so rarely, and we were both so thankful to have all of that support“, says Ashlynn.

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Since coming together as husband and wife and settling into their jobs; Colton a Human Resource Specialist & Ashlynn an ABA Program Manager & Behavior Therapist; their favorite part about being married is the commitment they made to each other and always being with their best friend!

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While the couple admits they wouldn’t change much about their wedding day; Ashlynn does inform us that, “Throughout the planning process, I wish I would have not worried so much about pleasing everyone. Weddings are so full of traditions and expectation, and it’s really impossible to make everyone happy. Decide what you and your partner’s dreams are about your day and do your best.”

What great advice, Ashlynn! We hope you & Colton are doing your best being so happy together.

Mixing Trends :: A Real Wedding at The Room On Main in Dallas

Fads and trends have been swirling around the wedding world for centuries.  From dresses to décor, trends are what help feed our creative minds to build upon what’s popular and thus create new trends.  What’s become fashionable, is combing trends together to create an exclusive look.  Brides love to put their own unique spin of mixing styles to create their distinctive theme.

This is exactly what Texas A&M couple, Julie and Bryan Sansone’s January 26th wedding embodied. Wooden elements, from the tables to the centerpieces, mixed with metallics, white floral and soft uplighting created an ambiance of natural brilliance.

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Mixing glam and nature together in a design may not be for everyone, but Julie and Bryan’s casual yet bold personalities made this combination a perfectly balanced infusion.  And their reception venue, The Room on Main in Dallas, helped to complete the look.

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When attempting to tie in your own style to a current wedding trend, it’s important to stay true to your taste, and slowly weave in the trend wherever you have the right opportunity.  Julie has very fun yet elegant taste and wanted to create an atmosphere that would exemplify this, but would be different from any other wedding out there.  So she chose to pair elegant tufted banquettes, shantung silk linen and custom runners with tablescapes containing rustic woods, soft floral, gold, platinum and bronze metallics, and glimmering candlelight designed by Expressions of Décor.

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The ambiance of this couple’s wedding reception is one that their guests won’t easily forget.  The father of the bride kicked the night off right with an awesome guitar solo during the father-daughter dance.  Blue Bell Ice Cream, from where the groom works, was passed out with the cake that was beautifully decorated by Frosted Art Bakery.  The couple’s alma mater fight song was sang by majority of guests’ as they swayed back n’ forth belting out the words as loud as they could.

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The dance floor stayed packed as guests’ danced the night away, thanks to DJ Jason Barnes with I-Entertainment, until it was time to say good-bye with a grand departure complete with heart shaped clappers.

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Julie and Bryan’s wedding was a perfect representation of who they are and we were honored to be apart of this special time in their lives.  Check out the video below artistically created by Soul Box Productions to see more of this rockin’ wedding.

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When planning your trendy yet unique wedding, consider who you are, what feelings you want to convey and what décor elements are most important to you.  Focus on mainly using those throughout your wedding.  Your wedding planner will be a huge help at making sure every detail of your theme flows seamlessly together no matter what trends and styles you’d like to combine.

Other amazing vendors who’s talent helped create this beautiful wedding:

Photographer: Cristina Wisner

Lighting: ES-Events

Linens: BBJ Linen

Catering: CN Catering

Wooden Tables and Furniture: Fauxcades Creative Event Design & Shag Carpet