Elegant + Glamorous Pastel Wedding in Texas
January 11, 2016
Classic WeddingsGlamorousBallroom Weddings
When the Bride is a wedding designer, well let's just say you know you're in for a gorgeous gallery. It's the type of day awash with romance, perfectly pretty details a la Bella Flora Of Dallas, and of course plenty of style courtsey of Elan Makeup Studio. Complete with Bella Acento rentals, La Tavola Fine Linens, and perfect pastel details, Ben Q Photography captured it all to share in THE VAULT
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From the Bride... The style of my wedding is timeless, elegant and soft. I wanted it to feel soft and romantic with a few pops of glamour. The color palette was white and gold with touches of pastel blues and blush. I love the elegance and timelessness of white and gold, but I also wanted to incorporate some color. I chose a soft, pale blue and it just felt like “me”. I never wanted to change my mind about the color palette so I was comfortable committing to it. I see white, gold, champagne and blush weddings EVERY day being a wedding designer and wanted to do something different.

Aristide Event Center is in Mansfield, Texas – since I am from Ohio, I was not familiar with the geography of the DFW area. Mansfield is a little bit of a hike from Dallas but I saw the venue in a magazine and just knew I had to get married there. It is romantic with the rustic Italian charm. The back of the venue reminds me of a photo out of a storybook. What I love most about the venue is the outdoor area and all of the lush greenery surrounding it. This makes it very private and it’s not like you can see other buildings in the background or across the street. I loved the stone detailing and exposed wood inside. The bridal suite was large and comfortable with couches and settees and LOTS of mirrors (very important). I loved that I could have an outdoor ceremony and reception in the same venue so my out of town guests didn’t have to travel from one space to the next that day.

I saw it in a magazine when I first moved to Dallas from Ohio and fell in love with it! I loved the charm of the rustic Italian style décor and the outdoor ceremony space. The entire venue is surrounded by trees and greenery; it is a secluded area and feels like a romantic get-away.

I was escorted down the aisle by my father, Lawrence William White. I felt very calm all morning and afternoon. I guess I was burying my emotions – which is typical of me – because I didn’t want to make myself nervous and jittery. My dad was making me laugh as we waited for the processional to start – which is typical of him – and as soon as we walked to the beginning of the aisle I could hear the string quartet playing and all of our guests stood up. Then, I could see Erik standing on top of the stairs smiling but looking nervous/emotional and it hit me all at once. I started visibly crying, which didn’t bother me but I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to stop! Really, I didn’t have any specific thoughts running through my head, just this wave of emotion that consumed me. It was the happiest and nervous moment of my life.

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