Blake and Hayley were the first couple to get married at The Venue at 400 North Ervay in Downtown Dallas. Their ceremony took place on the Rooftop Garden and the reception was in the Court Room. I had the honor of being a guest at this romantic wedding and it beyond exceeded my expectations. Hayley has an eye for vintage yet classic styles and she executed it perfectly. Everything was beautifully designed and full of the best little details. The photos from their special day make my heart skip a beat so get ready to pin!

Now, this wedding has been locked up far too long, and it is time to share these gorgeous photos of Blake and Hayleys amazing wedding!

How did you find your wedding dress? I originally purchased a dress from Priscilla of Boston. Shortly after, I was told they were shutting down their stores and the order was cancelled. So my mom and I made a trip to Stanley Korshak and I immediately saw the dress I wanted when we walked through the doors. It was a lace, A-line gown with a tulle overlay and sweetheart neckline. It was meant to be!

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hayleyblakewed_108What was your favorite part about the planning process? Being able to personalize and have creative control. My florist was amazing! I would bring her different things I found at stores or made at home, and she used every single bit of it! Everything from personalized pillows from Etsy, to lanterns, to signs, to vases – each and every detail was something that I had personally picked out. Collaborating with Dianne was such a rewarding process. She used all of it, and her work in floral design was incredible!

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Do you have any wedding planning advice for future brides? Don’t sweat the small stuff. It’s easy to get caught up in the stress of planning. But as cliché as it sounds, what’s most important is being able to marry your best friend.

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Tell us why you chose your venue- We chose The Venue at 400 North Ervay. I loved that it was a historical building. I wanted something unique and vintage. We were actually the very first couple to wed there! At the time we were scouting venues, the renovation of the building was incomplete, so we were practically walking on plywood. The one element that would remain the same was the ballroom – a former landmark courtroom. It had tall windows, hand-painted ceiling and beautiful wood floors. The added bonus was being able to have our ceremony on the rooftop of downtown Dallas.hayleyblakewed_356

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Tell us about the proposal- When he first moved home, he had given me a letter that he wrote in St. Louis. It said how he felt about me and that he wanted to be more than friends. At the end it said, to be continued. Fast forward 2 years later, we were in the Bahamas and at sunset he asked me if I remembered the letter (which I did, of course) – he pulled it out and told me that he had finally finished it. The ending was that moment – him down on one knee. I said yes!

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It wouldn’t be right to keep these photos to myself, so see more from this gorgeous wedding  here 

Photographer: Sarah Kate Photography / Venue: The Venue at 400 North Ervay / Flowers: Fleurs de France Getting Ready: Hotel Zaza / Dress: Stanley Korshak / Catering: The Festive Kitchen / Decorations: Southern Simplicity / Videographer: Candlelight Films

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