April 27, 2023
what S+D said about being a kap couple:
Kyrsten is everything we could ever want in a wedding photographer!
S+D advice to wedding planning couples:
Put your heart in all the details but don’t sweat the small stuff. If you’re having a hard time choosing, imagine yourself and your fiancé in the moment with this detail, whether its a song, the dress, or whatever it is. You’ll definitely have an emotional reaction. Go with it! This will make so many decisions quicker and easier because you’ll realize no matter what, you will be feeling all the feelings you want to feel in this moment. You can’t choose wrong. There is no wrong first dance song. You’ll remember the song and feeling forever and it will be special no matter what. There is no wrong wedding dress He will still think you’re beautiful and everyone will gush about how much you glow. Just know something will inevitably go wrong.
favorite feature of S+D’s elegant wedding at Hillside Estate:
First, I have to mention that this day Dallas was experiencing torrential rain. This day would not have been possible without S+D’s “I fully trust you it is what it is” energy. So even though we weren’t able to use the lush greenery and the sprawling landscapes that Hillside Estate is known for, S+D’s wedding photos did not suffer. Because it’s not just the natural beauty that makes Hillside Estate stand out. The estate itself is a masterpiece of architecture, with elegant lines and a timeless design that will make your wedding photos look like they were taken straight out of a fairytale. From the grand entrance to the charming reception hall, every inch of this venue exudes luxury and sophistication which made it perfect for having to take all portraits inside.
S+D’s first look watching S walk down the elegant staircase at Hillside Estate was truly a princess fairytale moment. If I had to redo S+D’s wedding day a hundred times, this is one thing I would NEVER change.
Lastly, the reception outfit. The photos speak for themselves. If you’re contemplating a reception look, 10/10 recommend.
You can see S+D’s Downtown Dallas engagement photos; HERE
Hillside Estate wedding photos:
a warm and sincere thanks to the vendor team…
Venue: Hillside Estate; Cross Roads, TX
Photographer: Kyrsten Ashlay Photography
Planner: Stunning and Brilliant Events
Hair: Anna Sullivan
Makeup: Brite Beauty
Cake: Blush and Whisk Bakery
Floral + Decor: Something Borrowed Blooms
Catering: Blue Fire Total Catering
Bar: Mama’s Medicine Cocktails
DJ: DJ Adam Morgan
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