Stacy Reeves + Jason Gulledge: Wedding at Bass Hall

Summer

We were thrilled (and honored) that Stacy Reeves of Stacy Reeves Photography chose us to help plan and execute her wedding day! We love working with Stacy, first as a vendor and now as a bride! Her wedding to Jason Gulledge on July 3 was one of a kind….truly a creative masterpiece! You will be blown away by the images captured by Mike Falco of Christian Oth Studio, New York.

Stacy and Jason’s wedding vision and inspiration as told by Stacy:

“After many years in the wedding industry, when it came time to get married myself, I had a pretty strong idea of what I wanted. I originally envisioned an elegant, classic garden wedding surrounded by trees and sunlight and nature. However the one thing that I had never factored into my wedding planning was what my groom would want, so when we sat down to discuss it, I was a bit heartbroken to find out that the one thing he was adamant about was not getting married outdoors! While I was only thinking about decor and photographs (naturally!), he was thinking more practically, and he knew that unpredictable weather and an unforgiving Texas sun would make things miserable outside, especially in July. Eventually we compromised and decided to stick with the garden theme, but do it indoors, and Bass Hall was the perfect venue for that. Jason and I have spent a lot of time seeing various shows at Bass Hall, so it has a special place in our hearts, plus it allowed to me to create a lot of dramatic moments that I wouldn’t have been able to have in a hotel ballroom or regular wedding venue. Eventually our theme became “Midnight Garden Party” which we reinforced using beautiful wooden tables, ivy covered balustrades, cathedral window frames made out of twigs and leaves, six foot tall boxwood hedges surrounding the reception area, two twenty foot trees which we placed alongside the dance floor, a wedding cake in the shape of a tree, save the dates which were printed on sheets of wood, strings of lights hung over the dance floor to give the feeling of a starry night sky, and lots of moss accents including mossy branch centerpieces, a moss-covered cake table, and moss covered picture frames for the table numbers. Because we wanted to keep things more elegant rather than rustic, we also chose lots of gold accents, such as 24k gold-edged dinner plates and flatware, gold Chiavari chairs, gold painted apples as place cards, as well as gold accents for the wedding party attire. Jason suggested that we add in a pop of color to stand out from all of the earth tones, so we incorporated red and green chair backs, red burlap squares under the plates, a red-to-white ombre strip of flowers on the head table, and bowls of red fruits such as apples, cherries, and strawberries on each table. To incorporate Jason’s Louisiana heritage, we had a New Orleans Saints football field groom’s cake and a New Orleans-style jazz orchestra playing during the reception. The band also led us in a Second Line – a New Orleans tradition – where the entire wedding marched down the streets of Fort Worth waving handkerchiefs and singing “When the Saints Go Marching In,” which was hands-down our favorite part of the wedding day. It was also really important to us to incorporate aspects of our relationship, so we added personalized touches such as Rubik’s Cubes favors (we learned how to solve a Rubik’s Cube together on one of our first dates), custom-made crepes from our favorite creperie, personalized vows with quotes from our favorite movies, and we brought along our beloved dog Sallie Mae for wedding day photos. I love that our wedding was a reflection of who we are and what we enjoy together as a couple.”


Vendors:

Ceremony/Reception: Bass Performance Hall
Ceremony Musicians: The Green Tones
Caterer: Reata
Florist: The Garden Gate
Reception Tables: Bella Flora
Lighting: Beyond
Rentals: Posh Couture Rentals
Draping: Quest Drape
Band: Equinox Jazz Orchestra
Cake: Creme de la Creme Cake Company
Crepe Station: Crepes 4 U
Photographer: Mike Falco of Christian Oth Studio
Videographer: Jason Huang
Hair: Les Hill
Makeup: Mayra-Rams Sanabria
Coordination: DFW Events