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The White Sparrow Barn | Surprise Proposal | How He Asked Feature | Ellen Ashton Photography

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This proposal was one in a million! 

As we were planning for a styled shoot at the White Sparrow Barn, Karli, from Ivory and Vine Events co. asked some of her friends from college to model for us. Then, the best thing happened!

Jaden, told Karli that he was going to ask his girlfriend Hayvn to marry him! So, from there we started planning a proposal for Jadon and Hayvn that would be both special and insanely beautiful! And by "we" I mean Kari! However, pulling off this surprise proposal truly was a team effort! It took every single vendor to really make this happen! From a&be bridal salon who lent us a gorgeous Sarah Seven dress, to Kate Foley for the impressive floral insulation that helped frame the couple, to all the heart and love that Karli put into the behind the scenes work to make this proposal such a special one for the couple. 

We LOVE making dreams come true and making every girl feel like a queen!

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Northeast Wedding Chapel | Dallas Engagement Photos | Payton and Alyson's Engagement Session | Ellen Ashton Photography

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I have no words for Payton and Alyson's engagement session. 

Ok, that's a lie.. I always have something to say! ;-) 

Payton and Alyson's engagement session was so much fun to capture. They really had so many personal touches incorporated into their engagement session that made the love they share sparkle bright in the photographs. The last portion of the session we went to the land where they plan to build their home as husband and wife. How precious is that?! I just love all the thoughtful, romantic and dreamy pieces that went into this session so much!

One of the things I adore about this couple is the genuine love they share for each other. I have known Alyson for almost 20 years and as I went through their film I began to tear up at how happy they are in the pictures and how much Payton just adores Alyson. All the sweet smiles, tender touches and loving glances are just a testament to how truly delighted they are to have each other. Their excitement is so contagious and I absolutely cannot wait for their April wedding!

Congratulations to these two on their engagement. They deserve all the happiness in the world! 

Much love, 

-E 

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Kimbell Art Museum | Shannon Rose Event's Photos | Dallas Fort Worth Wedding Planner | Ellen Ashton Photography

Hi Friends! 

Last week was a bit crazy for me and I am still trying to recover. Obviously I didn't post a DFW wedding vendor interview last Tuesday because I simply didn't have the time. BUT it's a new week and I am back in the saddle again! 

I am so excited to share this weeks featured wedding vendor from Shannon Rose Event's! 

MEET SHANNON! 

I met Shannon a few months ago and I am so glad I did! Shannon is a very talented wedding planner and is a total rockstar at what she does. What I love most about her is that she is a down to earth, fun loving and genuine person. She is an amazing wedding planner who would be an asset to any couple who hires her. 

When I met with Shannon to take a few images for this blog we ended up sitting and chatting for over an hour. I very much enjoy her company and you will too! Her sweet spirit and funny sense of humor will make you adore her even that much more! I truly believe these elements are what make her a darn good wedding planner!

I am so very impressed with Shannon's good attitude and quick thinking skills. I am telling you guys, you will love having Shannon be apart of your wedding day! She is a true gem inside and out!

I have a special place in my heart for wedding planners because they do SO much for each couple to make the wedding day happen. Most of the time the things that they do are way above and beyond and 9 times out of 10 we never even see all that they do. They work long and hard before the wedding and after. Wedding planners do their very best to make sure that every couple has a smooth and worry free day. Who wouldn't want that?!

I can't wait for you to get to know Shannon through her interview, so lets get started! 

THE INTERVIEW

 

Ellen Ashton: Why Did you start your business? 

Shannon: When I first graduated college I had trouble finding a full time job in architecture and being an event planner was always something I had in the back of my mind.  After a few weeks I was able to find a random graphic design job and an internship with an event planning company in Dallas.  I knew I wanted to do this full time when I could not sleep the night before an event because I was so excited to get to work the next day and I was not even getting paid ( It was crazy I was driving one hour to her office and one hour back through $10.00 tolls and working 10-16 hour days and still loved every minute of it without making a dime). To be honest I really don’t know exactly why I decided to start my own business it just felt right at the time.  After my year internship ended  I started working for an Architecture firm and I was miserable working (55-60 hour weeks and not enjoying what I was working on) and my husband (a business owner as well) told me…”Why are you working all these hours working for someone else it is obvious you are meant to own your own business and do something you love” and then I decided to save money and just do it.  It was as simple as that!

 

Ellen Ashton: How did your first client find you? 

Shannon: My first client was someone I worked with at my old job.

 

Ellen Ashton: Do you service Dallas or Fort. Worth, or both?  

Shannon: Both 

 

Ellen Ashton: Best advice you could give a bride and groom looking for a wedding planner?

Shannon: Find someone that you feel like you can “gel with”. The wedding planning process is not only stressful for some, but it also involves a lot of trust.  You need to find someone you can trust, let go with, and maybe even have a few laughs with (it is a fun time after all!).  .  This will help relieve some of the stress and you can feel more at ease once you begin the wedding planning process.  You can’t do it all, and the more you let go and trust your wedding planner the more you will enjoy the actual day and all the weeks leading up to the big day.

 

Ellen Ashton: How do you survive the wedding day? 

Shannon: Coffee, LOTS of Coffee & breakfast burritos in the morning

 

Ellen Ashton: What is your favorite 2016 wedding trend? 

Shannon: Pops of bold color with soft tones in florals

 

Ellen Ashton: What is your most favored color palette for weddings this year?  

Shannon: Dusty Blue! I love how it be romantic and modern. 

 

Ellen Ashton: What is your favorite show at the moment?  

Shannon: Bachelor & Bachelorette!

 

Ellen Ashton: Wine or Ice-cream? 

Shannon: Wine

 

Ellen Ashton: What is your most favorite package you offer to couples? 

Shannon: My full planning package, it is my largest package I offer and it assures I am able to be more involved in the process.  I assist with design, budget, vendor meetings, timelines, hotel blocks…etc. (you name it and I include it in this package). 

Thank so much for reading Shannon Rose Event's interview! Make sure to follow Shannon on her social media handles! 

FACEBOOK: Shannon Rose Events

INSTAGRAM: @shannonroseevents

PINTEREST: Shannon Rose Events

WEBSITE: www.shannonroseevents.com

Much love, 

-E