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Friday, October 28, 2011

Real Wedding: Welch-Eberhart

While their actual first date was still being debated during their wedding reception, one thing is certain: Ransley and Jamin are looking forward to a lifetime of love and laughter together. We were thrilled to have a hand in helping this fun couple bring their vision of a beautiful and imaginative wedding to life.

The couple selected the beautiful Texas Discovery Gardens for their outdoor wedding ceremony and cocktails hour, moving inside to the Grand Hall for the reception. The Dallas venue was a perfect setting to showcase the gorgeous color palette of soft greens and purples.

Ransley and Jamin wanted lots of special surprises and unique twists on traditions throughout their wedding. The first of those special touches was a salt and pepper unity ceremony. A twist on the sand ritual, the spice ceremony had the couple using salt and pepper to represent their two families, which they poured together during their wedding ceremony.

The couple took a cue from trend-setting Hollywood and created a joint name for the reception: Jamsley. Once the couple was introduced, they impressed their guests as they performed a show-stopping choreographed tango for their first dance.
For dinner, Jamsley wanted a fun variety of delicious small plate offerings for their guests to enjoy, so with a theme of Flavors from around the World, we incorporated international food stations including Italian, American, Greek and Creole delights.

Later, the guests were wowed once again as fabulous fireworks went off behind Ransley and Jamin as they cut their wedding cake in front of a wall of windows. Speaking of cake, their wedding cake was a gorgeous and delicious interpretation of Ransley’s flowing ruffled bridal gown!
The cake also sported a purple fondant sash with a brooch that mimicked a sash that Ransley changed into halfway through the reception. In keeping with the theme of fun, the couple participated in a newlywed game, complete with wedding-themed Barbie and Ken dolls.
The newlyweds had one final “ta da” for their guests as they dashed through a shower of rose petals to a vintage Rolls which then drove through fountains of more fireworks!
Thank you Ransley and Jamin for asking us to help make your wedding day memorable and magical!

And a big thanks to all of our wonderful vendor partners!
Band: ZuZu Peddals, via Carol Marks Music
Bridal Gown: Jim Hjelm, Stardust Celebrations
Cake: The Cake Guys
Ceremony and Reception Site: Texas Discovery Gardens, Fair Park
Ceremony Music: Gyros String Quartet, Chris Carrington on classical guitar
DJ/Emcee: Marcus Rollins
Fireworks: Illumination
Floral/D├ęcor: Garden Gate, Junior Villanueva
Hair & Makeup: Elan Makeup Studio, Anita Haar
Linens: BBJ Linen
Photographer: Sil Azevedo
Specialty Lighting: Absolute Lighting
Videographer: Soulbox Productions
Wedding Planner: Stardust Celebrations, Marsha Ballard French, CMWP

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