ASHLEY NICOLE AFFAIR
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We don't even know where to begin bragging about being a part of Emily & VK's wedding! We always brag about the relationships that develop with our couples along the way. Not only did we develop a friendship with Emily & VK, but we got really close to Emily's mom and dad. They were assisting in planning the wedding all the way from Florida, while Emily & VK resided in Dallas. Whenever everyone was able to come into town, we would drop what we are doing and get together to work on wedding details and laugh the whole time! Seriously, we had such a great time together and we can honestly say that we spent a majority of 2019 talking about Hootie & The Blowfish, thanks to Don, the bride's dad.
We could not obsess anymore over the details and how everything came together! They were so good at incorporating details into their decor - from beer growlers used as table assignments, to an heirloom cake topper & a custom fondant creation made to look exactly like their dog, Curry! Their guestbook was the cookbook from their catering company, The Peached Tortilla - talk about that being the best idea ever for a guestbook!
Their first look was at the Square in downtown Georgetown. Curry was so excited that he could be a witness to the first time VK saw Emily in her dress! After their adorable first look, they headed back to The Union so that Emily could do a first look with her dad and brother.
One of our favorite surprises from the guests was that Emily's dad was not only walking her down the aisle, but officiating the wedding! His officiating skills impressed EVERY guest & it was one of the most memorable ceremonies!
Back to those tiny details - they ordered a rug from Wayfair for the ceremony that they decided would be a souvenir and moved from their ceremony to their living room! Champagne bongs seemed to be a repetitive theme carried over from her bachelorette party in New Orleans all the way to the reception!
One of the best decisions for entertainment was the live caricature artist! Erica Missey, with Ericatures, had her hands busy all night from cocktail hour until near the end of the reception. We can confidently say that we have NEVER seen a dance floor this packed, all night long. Brandon Shabazz, with Premier Entertainment, had crafted his playlist to satisfy the bride's Dads' obsession with Hootie & The Blowfish, but also was able to incorporate a guy/girl sing off to Bon Jovi. We were floored by the talent everybody brought to the table when they were thrown into the middle of a dance circle.
We are VERY thankful for grand exits because it gives the couple a chance to have a private dance at the end of the night while we line everyone up and ignite 100+ sparklers! This private dance took place under the big tree, where the ceremony site was. We LOVE seeing these dances happen at a second location, different from the first dance & how romantic is this to happen under the stars. We corralled everyone to the front door, in front of the iconic teal door and sent them off with sparklers as they rode away in the backseat of a 1957 Chevy Belair. All of their vendors were AMAZING + most of these vendors you can find on our preferred vendor list!
At the end of the day, we were so happy to be a part of Emily & VK's wedding day and could not be more thankful to all of the vendors and their assistance in wedding day perfection! This was a labor of love planning for a couple who was not local and every vendor exceeded their expectations, to say the very least! Cheers to Mr. & Mrs. Kapadia!
Venue: The Union on Eighth | Wedding Planner: Ashley Nicole Affair | Photography: Moodyography | Rentals: Festoon Event Rentals | Florist: Wild Poppy Floral and Event Design | Hair/Makeup: Lola Beauty ATX | Catering: The Peached Tortilla | Cake: Sweet Treets Bakery | DJ: Premier Entertainment Group | Entertainment: Caricatures by Erica Missey