Kira and Nathan

Life got a little wild around here after the new year and so we missed telling you about  a couple that just should not be missed. So here is Kira and Nathan from the end of December.


They are a precious couple whose love and faith was so evident in every aspect of their event. They were not only a joy to work with, but their day was seriously beautiful.


Kira and Nathan wanted a very Christ-Centered Ceremony and their minister did a beautiful job sharing about their love and faith, and what a truly Christ-Centered Marriage looked like. The music for the ceremony was very seasonally appropriate (the songs for the Seating of the Parents, Processional, and Presentation of the Bride were 3 different versions of Canon in D) and also featured current worship music such as Never Once (during the family prayer) and All That’s Left (during their Unity Candle).



Kira chose a stunning plum color with a green that popped and added a festive element (we are talking 4 days after Christmas here folks!). They also chose to add a super fun Hot Chocolate Bar to their cake and punch reception which added to the warmth and elegance of the event.



The Guestbook Table had engagement photos that showed the couple holding signs that said why the loved each other.


The scripture readers during the ceremony used a special Family Bible.


Kira’s Shoes and the Bouquets that she made for herself and her bridesmaids.

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The Big Happy Wedding Party!


Congrats Kira and Nathan! May you be blessed in your marriage!


The Cake with a fun Mr&Mrs Topper!


The Couple toasted with bottles from POPS set on coasters that displayed the wedding date!






The Hot Chocolate Bar provided by Cypress Creative Services:


The Hot Chocolate Bar


Toppings: Marshmallows, Whipped Cream, Crushed Peppermint, Cinnamon Shake, Caramel Drizzle




Open House: Preview of Coming Attractions

Ashland Gardens and The Gardens hosts an annual Open House each Winter. It is an evening full of wedding planning bliss where you can view each facility, meet our wonderful recommended vendors, taste test cake flavors, sample hors d’oeuvres, and take a look at all of the planning services we can offer you. Think: Mini-Bridal Show. Admission is free and when you register, you are signed up for a multitude of door prizes that range from a free limo to significant discounts on our packages. Lots of the vendors offer Open House Specials and can check their availability for your big day on the spot. This event is a HUGE time and money saver when it comes to planning your wedding. Our current and potential brides are all encouraged to attend.

Be Our Guest!

This year, we are  looking at possible online pre-registration to save you even more time that night. This event is not to be missed! As soon as the date is decided  – we will let you know. (Just FYI, traditionally it is scheduled on a Tuesday evening from 6-9PM in mid-late January or early February).

Let us know if you have questions about the Open House or how to be put on the VIP Early Invite list!

Have a beautiful, stress-free
Wedding Day & Planning Experience!
Don’t miss our Annual Open House!