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Cristen: Feature Bride

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Cristen: Feature Bride


A big, open Texas pasture, home-cooked meal, and lots of family and friends were just some of the details in Cristen and Garrett’s wedding. They married on September 30, 2017 in an outdoor ceremony on family land in the DFW area. We loved helping Cristen find the dress of her dreams to match her rustic-chic wedding.


First time was a charm for this sweet bride. We were her first stop that day. She had other appointments scheduled, but said, “The second I walked into the store I knew I was going to find my dress here,”. She discussed her wants and needs with our consultant. Being open to all styles in ivory, a variety of gorgeous gowns were selected for her. Cristen said, “She made the whole process so easy and pleasant for us! She knew what I wanted even when I didn’t know myself.” With her mother and grandmother by her side, she sure did find the perfect gown. It ended up being the very first one selected by her mother, which made it even more special.



Cristen fell head over heels for this elegant silky chiffon beauty. The soft keyhole lace bodice was topped off with a jewel neckline, which added the perfect finishing touch. The skirt was comfortable, fun and flowy, which moved every so delicately as the couple two-stepped the night away. We love this gown for her because it is so effortless, yet sophisticated. It matched her theme perfectly.



Cristen and Garrett’s rustic-chic wedding ended up having a little country twist. They were originally to be married at The Star of the River, right on the Brazos. Due to heavy rain the night before the wedding, the venue was flooded, and they were forced to make last minute plans elsewhere. Garrett’s grandparents opened their beautiful pasture to serve as the new wedding and reception site. The couple is eternally grateful for the kindness and the last-minute coordination from their family and friends. The day couldn’t have been more perfect and stress-free. Love and support was present in every single aspect of their wedding day, from start to finish.





Cristen would also like to extend her gratitude to her sister for being her rock during the stress and trials of planning the wedding; her best friend, Brandi, for making her feel beautiful with bridal hair and makeup; Photographer, Geneva, for capturing the best day of her life; all of their families for stepping up at the last minute to help; and Sue and Esse from Ava’s for providing amazing support and recommendations through the consultations and fittings.


Photographer: Geneva Trottier – All the Little Things Photography

Wedding & Reception Venue: Family property

Florist: Cole’s House of Flowers

Cake: Sheri Winblood


DJ: Kim Duley

Hair & Make Up: Brandi Lee

For information about the gown featured or to set an appointment, contact Ava’s Bridal Couture at 817-732-4457 or visit

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