Sydney & Ben’s Wedding | April 7, 2023
A French-Inspired Fairytale Wedding | The Hillside Estates | McKinney, Texas
Amidst the charm of a French-inspired luxury wedding venue, Hillside Estates, Sydney and Ben’s love story unfolded in an enchanting old-world wedding that would be etched in the hearts of all who attended. With a design embracing neutral color tones and accents of antique gold, and exquisite garden-style floral arrangements, their celebration was a mesmerizing blend of elegance and romance. Join us as we take you on a journey through the captivating moments of Sydney and Ben’s special day.
A Dream in Neutral Hues: Enchanting Design and Florals
The ambiance of Hillside Estates was transformed into a vision of elegance, with neutral color tones and antique gold accents gracefully adorning every corner. The captivating garden-style floral designs featured Sydney’s favorite blooms, including Toffee roses, Queen Ann’s lace, and quicksand roses, delicately arranged with fresh greenery. The enchanting floral pieces, coupled with antique gold candlesticks and ivory taper candles, added a touch of ethereal beauty to the surroundings, setting the stage for a truly magical affair.
A Bride’s Radiance: Sydney’s Three-Piece Monique Lhuillier Bridal Set
As Sydney made her way down the aisle, all eyes were drawn to her radiance. Her wedding gown, a breathtaking three-piece set designed by Monique Lhuillier, exuded timeless elegance. The stunning ensemble perfectly complemented the French-inspired theme, making Sydney the epitome of grace and beauty on her special day.
A Culinary Journey of Delightful Flavors
The celebration continued with Blue Fire Catering serving a seated dinner, commencing with a delectable array of tray-passed hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour. Guests savored true Pastor turfs of blistered tomato bruschetta, adobo pulled pork, and Carnitas mini tacos, along with a refreshing seasonal fruit salad and cream cheese cones, a symphony of flavors that tantalized the senses.
For the first course, a baby spinach salad adorned with succulent strawberries, creamy goat cheese, and a delightful balsamic vinaigrette delighted the palate of each guest. The entrée options were equally enticing: Tuscan chicken breast stuffed with tomato, mozzarella, and basil, drizzled with a rich Potomac reduction, served with buttermilk-smashed potatoes and grilled asparagus; Mediterranean grilled salmon topped with Kalamata olive and tomato tapenade, paired with the same delightful sides; or a vegetarian option of spaghetti squash with basil marinara and grilled portobello olive ragout, a true delight for non-meat lovers.
A Bundt Cake Extravaganza: Personal Sweet Treats for All
Sydney’s wedding cake was a marvel in itself—Nothing Bundt Cakes provided a large Bundt cake that stood out in uniqueness and charm. Each guest received a personal Bundt cake, available in delightful flavors of chocolate, vanilla, and red velvet. The sweet treats were a thoughtful touch, symbolizing the couple’s gratitude and love for their guests.
A Farewell of Roses and Elegance
As the evening drew to a close, Sydney and Ben bid their guests a fond farewell in a grand exit to remember. Fresh rose petals cascaded gently around the couple as they made their way to a classic 1949 Bentley, a symbol of timeless elegance that carried them into the beginning of their happily ever after.
Sydney and Ben’s old-world wedding at Hillside Estates was a French-inspired fairytale, a celebration of love, elegance, and cherished memories. From the captivating design with neutral color tones and antique gold accents to the garden-style floral arrangements and the delectable culinary journey, every detail was meticulously curated to create a magical experience. As Sydney and Ben embark on their journey together, their wedding day will remain a cherished memory, a testament to the enduring power of love and the magic of an old-world romance.
Venue | The Hillside Estates
Photographer/Cinematography | Randi Michelle
Planner/Florist | Kendra’s Events
Hair Stylist | The Dallas Stylist
Makeup Artist | Emeli Reed
Gown | Monique Lhuillier
Cake | Nothing Bundt Cakes
DJ | Dallas Event Audio