Tag Archives: Flashback Fridays

Flashback Fridays – Mr. & Mrs. Ford, a Wedding at Willowood Ranch

Flashback to March 9, 2014 — The day that Ashley married Saer.

The rehearsal dinner was held the night before at one of our favorite Italian restaurants in the town Ashley grew up in. 

10336621_10100118264879977_8511496165460686522_n

It was a great time for the bridal party and immediate family to meet each other for those of us who did not already know everyone that would be part of the wedding. 

Afterwards the bridesmaids all went back to Ashley’s house for a final sleepover before the big day!

I casually walked around in my DIY ‘Matron of Honor’ white T … just to make sure everyone knew.

10246785_10102265187722608_3420911170713130528_n

Subtle, no?

The next morning we had a SUPER CRAZY EARLY wake up call since we all needed to get our hair done and it was a mid-day wedding!  I don’t know what it is exactly about weddings but it seems that there is never quite enough time.

We were so lucky that Alex, the groom’s sister, does hair and makeup for a living! She’s pretty amazing and recently moved to New York to pursue her dreams, you should check out her site.

View More: http://rachelmeaganphotography.pass.us/ashley-and-saer-wedding

View More: http://rachelmeaganphotography.pass.us/ashley-and-saer-wedding

Ashley gave each of the bridesmaids matching eggplant/amethyst crystal bracelets (her wedding color) and pearl necklaces – it was such a thoughtful gift!  And one we could wear right away!

View More: http://rachelmeaganphotography.pass.us/ashley-and-saer-wedding

And don’t let me forget about the CUTE name hangers!

10336675_10100118264964807_5622905254123251952_n 

Once we were ready we rushed over to the church and tried to stay busy (and calm!) in the upstairs waiting area.

View More: http://rachelmeaganphotography.pass.us/ashley-and-saer-wedding

 

10288804_10100118265049637_5534801024601916136_n

The venue was Willowood Ranch and it was absolutely beautiful!  Ashley’s photographer, Rachel Meagan, was amazing.  Professional and fun she was even able to get us to cooperate when the weather started out blisteringly cold and we didn’t want to stand outside in our short dresses!  If you like the photos I’m going to share below, please check out her website for even more!

View More: http://rachelmeaganphotography.pass.us/ashley-and-saer-wedding

I almost got Mike to do that for our wedding – but Saer ordered a custom suit from Indochino where you can pick the style, lining and even add a custom message like your wedding date!! 

View More: http://rachelmeaganphotography.pass.us/ashley-and-saer-wedding

 

View More: http://rachelmeaganphotography.pass.us/ashley-and-saer-wedding

View More: http://rachelmeaganphotography.pass.us/ashley-and-saer-wedding

 

View More: http://rachelmeaganphotography.pass.us/ashley-and-saer-wedding

 

View More: http://rachelmeaganphotography.pass.us/ashley-and-saer-wedding

Becky Evans of NTF Designs was the florist – she did Mike and my wedding as well and she is fantastic!  If you are in the North Texas area you really should give her a call! 

View More: http://rachelmeaganphotography.pass.us/ashley-and-saer-wedding

 

View More: http://rachelmeaganphotography.pass.us/ashley-and-saer-wedding

 

View More: http://rachelmeaganphotography.pass.us/ashley-and-saer-wedding

LOOK at that expression on her face – pure happiness!!!!

And then his….

View More: http://rachelmeaganphotography.pass.us/ashley-and-saer-wedding

Raw emotion – weddings are SO SO special!!

View More: http://rachelmeaganphotography.pass.us/ashley-and-saer-wedding

 

View More: http://rachelmeaganphotography.pass.us/ashley-and-saer-wedding

 

View More: http://rachelmeaganphotography.pass.us/ashley-and-saer-wedding

 

View More: http://rachelmeaganphotography.pass.us/ashley-and-saer-wedding

 

 

View More: http://rachelmeaganphotography.pass.us/ashley-and-saer-wedding

 

View More: http://rachelmeaganphotography.pass.us/ashley-and-saer-wedding

 

View More: http://rachelmeaganphotography.pass.us/ashley-and-saer-wedding

Can’t seem to get everyone smiling and looking at the same time – that’s life!

Ashley and I worked before the wedding to do a bunch of custom signs – it’s the small details y’all 😉

View More: http://rachelmeaganphotography.pass.us/ashley-and-saer-wedding

 

View More: http://rachelmeaganphotography.pass.us/ashley-and-saer-wedding

 

View More: http://rachelmeaganphotography.pass.us/ashley-and-saer-wedding

 

View More: http://rachelmeaganphotography.pass.us/ashley-and-saer-wedding

 

  View More: http://rachelmeaganphotography.pass.us/ashley-and-saer-wedding

 

View More: http://rachelmeaganphotography.pass.us/ashley-and-saer-wedding

And since they’re Mr. and Mrs. FORD it only made sense to have THIS as the groom’s cake!

   View More: http://rachelmeaganphotography.pass.us/ashley-and-saer-wedding

 

View More: http://rachelmeaganphotography.pass.us/ashley-and-saer-wedding

Bubble send off!!!!!

View More: http://rachelmeaganphotography.pass.us/ashley-and-saer-wedding

 

View More: http://rachelmeaganphotography.pass.us/ashley-and-saer-wedding

Mike and I had a fantastic time at the wedding and were so happy to be guests!  Congratulations again to my best friend Ashley and her husband Saer!

View More: http://rachelmeaganphotography.pass.us/ashley-and-saer-wedding

 

View More: http://rachelmeaganphotography.pass.us/ashley-and-saer-wedding

 

xo

B3

Advertisements

Flashback Fridays – A Bachelorette Bash

A Flashback to February 2014 for Ashley’s Bachelorette party – co-hosted by myself and the amazing Miss Nicole.

Or as we called it, “Ashley’s last night out as a Hooker”.

Wait, before you get offended… it’s not what you think!  REALLY!!  Her maiden name was actually Hooker. 

Sheesh, you guys! 

bms

Anyways… the play by play…

We gathered at Dee Lincoln’s Bubble Bar in Downtown Dallas (because hello Champagne on tap, why not?!) where we took over the upstairs crystal loft room. 

dee lincolns

Armed with champagne in hand and all sorts of appetizers we presented the Bride to Be with a Panty Poem!  Basically, this is a tradition where each girl brings a panty… and you present them to the Bride to Be in poem form! 

Here was our version for Ashley:

pantypoem

{if you’d like the files I used I can send them to you, just leave a comment – but FYI I used PicMonkey to create mine!)

  Panty Poem 1

Panty Poem 2

Panty Poem 3

Panty Poem 4

Panty Poem 5

Panty Poem 6

Panty Poem 7

Panty Poem 8

Panty Poem 9

Panty Poem 10

Panty Poem 11        

Make absolutely sure that whomever takes the last spot in line gives some amazingly fabulous grannie panties – laughter is KEY when she opens this one!!!

Oh yeah… and someone thought it would be funny to slip some of these into the gift area!!!

998288_10100099785757287_296264949_n

After lingerie opening and sipping champagne we were warmed up and ready to jump in our Uber cars (like a Taxi only better) and head over to Pete’s Piano bar.  Pete’s is SUPER fun on any occasion, but especially when they cater to bachelorettes!  There’s professional dueling pianists on stage and you have to get there early to secure a good spot. 

We made sure we were near the front – and brought SIGNS my sister Carlee helped me get printed out at Staples.  This was too fun – I’ll let the photos do the talking from here.

signs signs2

1483304_10100099787982827_1556676512_n

1962659_10100099787663467_126071468_n

you suck

awkward2

1926732_10100099788242307_902701860_n

winninglol

1619073_10100099787823147_1520673766_n

TWSS

1536715_10100099796545667_1064548576_n

1977035_10100099788347097_2125494861_n

SWAG

mr duck
“What tha DUCK?!”

All in all I’d say it was a successful Bachelorette Party.

Oh yeah… and I left out the random quizzing throughout the night… we had Saer (Ashley’s fiancé) answer some ‘Newlywed Game’ questions and if Ashley couldn’t guess his answer right she took a shot 😉

Some of my favorite answers from Saer were:

“If you could get rid of anything in Ashley’s wardrobe, what article of clothing would you dump?”

A:  “Nothing, she has great taste.” <— smart man!!

What is the one song you like but will never admit?”

A:  Waltzs

::puzzled faces::  what?!

Well, Ashley sure didn’t get that last one – but we had a blast nevertheless!

What do you think is the most important part about throwing a successful bachelorette party??  Please share!!

xo

B3

Flashback Fridays – Ashley’s Engagement Soiree

Today’s Flashback Friday will be a quick look back at November 2013 when we threw my amazing friend Ashley an engagement party.

Ashley’s fiancé (now husband) ‘s name is Saer (pronounced Say-er) so we thought that a super cute theme would be:

“Ashley and Saer, Love is in the Air!”

ashleyandsaerloveisintheair

It almost makes you want to throw back to your high school jams list and bump some “Put your hands in the a-yerrrr if you’s a true play-errr”

We found a local Pizza Place called Palio’s that is BYOB and had a large room where we could throw the party.  Ashley loves pineapple and this place makes a killer pineapple cashew salad with house dressing!  It was a self serve buffet and we brought mimosa ingredients since it was a day time gathering.

1463129_950991240717_1603329354_n

snacksandpizzabuffet

VERDI is a green grape sparkling wine that is a summer staple for my friends and I.  If you like a drink that’s sweet, light and refreshing you should try it!

And for dessert we made a Pinterest Inspired cupcake rose dress! 

1467349_950990537127_319646023_n

1454782_950990547107_614417643_n

 

The two LOVE BIRDS (part of the theme – see the little bird accents around the table?!) seemed to have a fantastic time!!

 

1453526_950993625937_1641681658_n

1459157_950993855477_1365482736_n

 

And so much thanks to our great friend Nicole who was my gorgeous co-host!!!

Capture

 

Then Jackson made away with my GIANT BAG of wedding magazines I passed along to Ashley so she could start her research 😉 

weddingresearch

 

xo

B3