Megan Rowan ♥ Essense of Australia

Megan Rowan ♥ Essense of Australia

 

It’s Friday and I’m very excited about today’s post because I am finally featuring my own wedding on the blog! If you don’t know me, that’s okay, let me introduce myself… I’m Megan Rowan and I am the owner of De Ma Fille Bridal. I have enjoyed helping my brides find their beautiful dresses for the past 7 years. I actually love the story on how I found my own dream dress. When the new Cinderella movie came out, I enjoyed that dress twirling scene so much that the next day I just wanted to put on one of our ball gowns and twirl around myself. Well, I definitely had no idea that this was going to be my moment and I just knew that this was the one!  In a lot of these photos you can definitely see that twirling in my dress was one of my favorite things to do on our special day. I chose a beautiful drop waist ball gown from Essense of Australia that had silver lace appliqués with crystal pearl beading and a sweetheart neckline. Our wedding was like a romantic fairy tale and our theme was an Enchanted Forest. We used some of my favorite colors such as blush, lavender, and silver with of course lots of greenery!

Being in the wedding business, I absolutely knew there were going to be a some vendors that I had to enlist to make this special day absolutely perfect. First vendor was Tami Winn which helped make my floral dream come true! The roses, the hydrangeas and ivy simply took my breath away and Tami is so professional and wonderful to work with, and she is also one of the best wedding planners in the DFW area. Second vendor was Jamie with Creme da la Creme who made our delicious almond wedding cake which was absolutely divine. Since my husband isn’t into sweets he had a different take on the “grooms cake”; instead he asked for lemon blackberry cake balls, Jamie delivered and goodness were they scrumptious and our guests still haven’t stopped talking about those cake balls! Third vendor was Anita with Elan Makeup Studio, and to be completely honest I think she is simply gorgeous and therefore I knew she was going to make me look gorgeous! Since you can’t plan a wedding without a date, and to have a date you need to book a venue, and this is where Piazza in the Village in Colleyville comes in. When I first saw this venue years ago I knew this is where I was going to get married. The chandeliers are simply gorgeous, the European elegance fit mine and Shaun’s personality, and their food was just amazing!

I loved all of the small details of our wedding and to me that was one of the best parts about wedding planning. My something old was my Granny’s butterfly pin that I attached to my Alpha Gamma Delta handkerchief. My something blue was a London Blue Topaz Celtic ring. Our toasting flutes are hand blown glass that I bought from Waterford Crystal in Ireland when I was 16… I saved those suckers for 12 years before getting to use them!! Again, since we had an Enchanted Forest theme, I wanted lots of flowers, flower crowns, moss, and ivy to create a whimsical and romantic vibe (the new Cinderella movie inspired me a lot). Shaun and I wrote our vows to each other, and planned every song carefully and each song fit us as a couple perfectly. We also chose a unique option for our unity symbol, we chose to have three colors of glass crystals that we mixed together at the ceremony and then had it sent off to be fired into a sculpture from Unity in Glass. Truly something that could not be separated and go back into its original form. And last but not least, we chose the fairy tale way of leaving our wedding… by horse and carriage and we lived happily ever after!

This past Monday, April 16th, my husband and I celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary! So I thought sharing our wedding this week just felt right. I’ve been so blessed to have him as my husband and to be Mrs. Rowan!

Vendors

Wedding Dress: Essense of Australia from De Ma Fille Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: Hayley Paige Occasions from De Ma Fille Bridal | Venue: Piazza in the Village |
Florist: Tami Winn Events | Cake: Creme de la Creme | Glam: Elan Makeup Studio | Invitations: Paper Planet | Videography: Turquoise Productions (view video) |
DJ: Randal Stout | Horse & Carriage: Olde Tyme Carriage Company