Before I go unleash all the wedding related posts, I need to give some background information first.

My fiance and I have been together since high school, which is over 13 years. To say this wedding is a longtime coming is an understatement!   One big factor and the main reason it took us this long to get married is due to the fact that we are funding the wedding on our own. The tight budget is a blessing in disguise, as I secretly love the fact that I get an opportunity to try to do new things, like letterpress, calligraphy, and floral arrangements to name a few.

Our wedding is at the beautiful Marie Gabrielle a restaurant in Uptown Dallas connected to an 1 acre European garden. I found this gorgeous picture of our venue at   (click the picture to see her blog post.)

Marie Gabrelle - A photo from

If I had to describe my ideal wedding in two words or less, it would be “Shabby Chic”.  Think neutral colors, outdoors, a little country and laid back, burlap and chalkboard.  This is my main inspiration in designing my wedding and I am excited to get started!!




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