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Real Weddings: Justi Ayres & Weston Williams

The classic interior of Ashton Depot — once a train station — gleamed with pops of pinks, purple and turquoise thanks to bright florals, festive signage and lounge seating embellished by colorful pillowcases during the wedding reception of Justi Ayres and Weston Williams.

“That really started with the bride; she’s just a really colorful person in general,” says Tami Winn, who planned and coordinated the wedding. “Every time you see her, she dresses in colorful clothes. It wasn’t a surprise that’s what she wanted to do for the wedding.”

The multihued theme carried over to everything from the bridesmaids’ gifts — pink and green floral print robes and shimmery clutches, each monogrammed with their initials — to the pink floral and blue ribbons that flanked the pews at Robert Carr Chapel during the ceremony.

At the reception, seating was a mix of rounds and farmhouse tables, and linens were patterned with chevron and stripes. Guests sipped blackberry-jalapeño margaritas, the signature drink, while perusing food stations for dishes such as baby spinach salad with Texas goat cheese, lemon-thyme free-range chicken and beef tenderloin with cremini mushroom risotto. Chevron print menu cards bordered in glitter and all of the custom reception signage came from Paper Planet.

“They really outdid themselves,” Winn says of the Fort Worth-based stationery company. “Her stationery elements were notable. There were little framed sayings all over her reception.”

Some of those sayings included, “Our forever starts now,” and “Grow old along with me. The best is yet to be.” Many of the loving mottos sat in front of the Ashton Depot’s vintage train ticket window, which was covered with large engagement images of the couple.

Because Justi didn’t prefer a specific flower, Tami says, centerpieces were mixed in color and texture and included hydrangeas and garden roses. Containers combined gold and turquoise vessels with lanterns and wooden boxes.

“She loves the glamorous look with bright colors and glitter. But she wanted to incorporate things that tied in with what Weston liked, so we tried to have little rustic hints here and there,” Tami says.

What Weston liked was easily apparent on the groom’s cake, which came from Crème de la Creme and featured a glimpse of the Texas Tech alum’s favorite activities, including playing cards and poker chips, shotgun shells, a fishing bobber, a Texas Rangers baseball and a golf bag with clubs.

“It was so colorful and so different from what we normally do day-to-day, which is gold and ivory and blush,” Winn says. “Our Fort Worth brides are super traditional. This still had tradition but also so many fun and unique elements that fit their personality.”

Event Design and Florals Tami Winn Events, 817-589-2393, www.tami

winn.com Ceremony Robert Carr Chapel, 2855 S. University Drive, Fort Worth, 817-257-7831, www.chapel.tcu.edu Reception The Ashton Depot, 1501 Jones St., Fort Worth, 817-810-9501, www.theashtondepot.com Photography Benfield Photography, 417-437-9414, www.benfieldphotog

raphy.net Videography Stelly Weddings, 512-534-1458, www.stellyweddings.com Cake Crème de la Creme, 6511 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, 817-492-8888, www.cremedelacremecatering.com Stationery Paper Planet Design, 6515 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, www.paperplanet

design.com Music Forte Strings, 817-294-5127, www.fortestrings.com; Jesse Jennings, www.jessejennings.com; The Drywater Band, 832-651-7579, www.drywaterband.com Rentals Todd Events, Suite 206, 1174 Quaker St., Dallas, 214-749-0400, www.suite206.com Lighting Beyond Lighting, 100 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, 972-458-7569 or 817-461-7569, www.beyondld.com Hair and Makeup Halo Brides, 6323 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-737-4256, www.halobrides.com Transportation My Vintage Limo, 682-583-3200, www.myvintagelimo.com

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