The finished product of our newest wedding venue, The Lodge, has been anticipated by brides for months. Many of these brides booked The Lodge after simply seeing a patch of dirt and a blueprint–talk about trust!
On August 12, we were so excited to finally welcome in our first bride–Morgan (McNaughton) Ashton, the daughter of the manager of our Aubrey location, Kathy McNaughton.
Morgan and her now-husband, Cade, were the most classy + darling couple–their wedding in Aubrey, TX made the already breathtaking Lodge look like an absolute dream!
I asked Morgan a few questions about her love story + wedding day. . . All of the answers below are in her own words!
HOW DID YOU + CADE MEET?
Cade’s baseball tournament! We were both juniors in high school. I had just moved to Texas and thought I’d attend a local game… I’d say we both hit a home run that day!
HOW DID HE PROPOSE?
The proposal… I had no idea when he was planning to pop the big question! We took a trip to Utah on the weekend of March 18th. He took me to a beautiful, quiet spot in Memory Grove. He pulled out a journal we had kept while we were both serving missions for our church. (Cade and I had separated after high school to dedicate ourselves to serve others.) To keep our young love alive while we were separated, we kept this journal months at a time and recorded our daily experiences. This journal was sent back and forth from one to the other over a period of two years… Standing together in Memory Grove, Cade opened the journal to the very last page and had me read. After reading the sweetest message, I looked up from the pages and saw Cade on one knee.
Morgan planned her wedding for five months, and finally tied the knot on August 12, 2017. Their ceremony was held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ Dallas Temple, and their reception at THE SPRINGS Event Venue in Aubrey, TX, The Lodge.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THE SPRINGS AS YOUR RECEPTION VENUE?
I fell in LOVE with The Lodge. I couldn’t imagine my wedding anywhere else! I also loved that THE SPRINGS had a variety of amazing preferred vendors they trusted and suggested, which helped me plan the perfect wedding with little stress. (Thank you Yoli with 5 Star Rental, Lisa with Coco Fleur Events, Jenny with Jenny Layne Bakery, and Ed with All Access DJ!) Everyone at THE SPRINGS and all of my other vendors were very courteous and professional.
WHAT WERE SOME OF THE BEST MEMORIES FROM YOUR WEDDING DAY?
Walking down the grand staircase as Mr. & Mrs. Cade Ashton. . .
our first dance as a married couple in front of the beautiful, 36 ft. fireplace. . .
and so much more!
WHAT’S YOUR BEST ADVICE FOR FUTURE COUPLES PLANNING A WEDDING?
If you are planning a wedding with THE SPRINGS, go with the vendors your manager recommends! They know them well and will set you up with the best.
WHAT WOULD YOU TELL OTHERS ABOUT TOURING VENUES + GETTING STARTED WITH WEDDING PLANNING?
I just have to say outright that you can’t go wrong with THE SPRINGS Event Venue–so make sure you tour at least one! I was so happy with the outcome. Also, tour way ahead of time to make sure your date isn’t taken!
I LOVED my vendors.
Linens: Yoli with 5 Star Rental
Finally, my photographer, Lauren Nicole Photography. I can’t say enough about Lauren! Funny, reliable, trustworthy, and patient. She captured the most beautiful moments on our special day.
Cade + Morgan’s wedding could not have been more perfect. Here’s to a beautiful lifetime for this sweet couple as Mr. + Mrs. Ashton!