Ash + Dallas

Guys, I could nearly burst with excitement that I get to finally share Ashley and Dallas’ wedding. Even though their wedding was earlier in June it feels like so much longer ago. See, Ashley was one of the first brides to contact me when I first launched my business a few years ago. For over a year her and I talked back and forth about her beautiful wedding day, through email and Skype dates, and when it finally came time to meet in person the day of her rehearsal I felt like I was hugging a good friend. Ashley had her vision in mind long before she hired me; modern, sleek, romantic and fresh. She had me at blush, gray and white anemones. And I simply came on board to help when I could, come up with a few details and make sure Ashley and Dallas had a celebration as special and memorable as the love they have for one another. The way Dallas looks at Ashley melts my heart. And Ashley gave one of the sweetest speeches to her groom during their reception. I just love love, don’t you too? :)

Oh, I also love all of these magnificent photos from one of my faves, Beth Kaye. I sort of lover her. Let’s do this!

Ashley started the morning off with her bridesmaids getting dolled up over at Salon Red in Burlington, Ontario (my hometown!) before heading back to the bride’s parents house for some drinks, make up and relaxation. I loved the black accents Ash incorporated into her wedding day look from the black sash on her gown to the Nina black heels. When I first saw Ash that day all dolled up I literally felt my heart skip a beat; she was just glowing and truly looked like a princess.

Here’s Ashley opening a little pretty from Kate Spade courtesy of her hubby to be that day. Nice one Dallas :)

And the girls all looking gorgeous in their Plum Pretty Sugar robes. Such a fun group of girls!

Then when Ash slipped into her gown and made the world stop for a second with her fierceness…

Dallas was over at the couple’s home looking sharp as ever in his black suit. Let me just mention real quick that Dallas is actually Bahamian and has the slightest accent that is the cutest thing ever. Dallas came up to me the morning of the wedding during set up to ask me what I thought of the idea to present Ashley with a huge bouquet of roses from a local floral shop. I nearly fell over with admiration for the sweet gesture from this groom to his bride. It’s the little things, people! Speaking of which, check out how adorable this first look is. A first look filled with laughter and goofy smiles is simply the very best.

Gorgeous gray dresses paired with stunning florals from Lori of Sticks and Stems.

And here are a few ceremony details! This wedding set up? Hands down my fave of the year!

Ashley and I went back and forth for months (maybe even a year?) on what to do with all the negative space in the Art Gallery’s pavilion (where the ceremony ended up taking place in too thanks to the weather). We went from ribbon chandeliers to lantern bunches to finally deciding on 36 inch black and white balloons floating on the ceiling with tulle tails. It was the perfect accent to not only the remaining decor Ashley worked so hard to perfect (like all of the paper products she designed and printer herself; this girl is talented) but was a fun, unexpected way to spruce up the room. Look how fun this shot is that Beth snapped during the ceremony! That natural light makes me weak in the knees. And I want balloons in my office everyday.

Oh, whose ready for the cutest first kiss ever?

On to more details! There were a lot of them. A lot of really pretty, swoon worthy details.

The most gorgeous piece of edible art I’ve ever seen. Jocelyn of Sugarbelle Cakes outdid herself on this!

More details!

During cocktail hour we quickly flipped the room around to make it reception ready.

And from there the party began. The band rocked this wedding until about 2:00 am and they were good. Real good.

Ash and Dallas it was such a pleasure to be a part of your special day. I loved listening to your friends and family speak such sweet words about you both and your relationship. I loved watching you say I Do. I especially loved watching one of your wedding guests tie 10 oversized balloons to the belt loops on his pants in an effort to elicit a few smiles. And come to think of it there were more than a few of those on your big day. Enjoy marriage today and always. Big hugs to you both xoxo

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Photography: Elizabeth in Love / Partial planning: Hey Gorgeous Events / Venue: The Art Gallery of Hamilton / Flowers: Sticks and Stems / Cake: Sugarbelle Cakes / Chairs: Special Events Rental / Paper products: The Bride / Dress: Paloma Blanca 4208 – Felicia Bridal Toronto / Hair: Dave Jurkas, Salon Red / Make Up: Cait Mizzi / Veil: Mrs Bridal Boutique / Soloist: Sara Dell / Band: Parkside Drive / Dress hanger: Etsy / Bride’s bracelet: Etsy / Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar / Macaron favors: Bobbette and Belle / Clutch: Coach / Shoes: Nina / Bridesmaids dresses: Alfred Sung / Groomsmen suits: Tuxedo Royal / Grooms suit: Zara / Groom’s cufflinks: Burberry / Groom’s shirt: Holt Renfrew / Ruffle curtains and zinc letters: Urban Outfitters