Real Wedding: Christy + Justin at the Historic Dubsdread Ballroom

Every once in awhile we have the honor of planning more than one wedding for a family.  I was approached last year by bride Christy, whose twin sister’s wedding I had planned two years before.  I was so excited to work with this family again and while there was a little deja vu every so often, Christy’s wedding was unique and really captured her style and the personalities of both her and Justin.  Early on, Christy sent me a photo she loved of a rustic wedding in a barn.  The wood beams made me think immediately of the Historic Dubsdread Ballroom, and it only took one quick walk through for Christy to decide that it was the perfect place for her wedding reception.  The food was exquisite and dinner included crabcakes that their Maryland family agreed was top notch.

We left just about all song choices up to Justin, whose passion for music was acknowledged with a Baldwin piano groom’s cake by The Sugar Suite, complete with wood grain and tiny black and white keys.  Our DJ Rocks kept both groom and guests happy and dancing and the Our Photobooth Rocks photobooth made for some fantastic memories!

Christy’s parents surprised everyone, even the bride and groom, with a band of bagpipers that marched up to the reception and played the most beautiful version of Amazing Grace, just like they did at her sister’s wedding.  After a grande sparkler exit, the bridal party departed by trolley.  

Thank you, Christy and Justin for choosing Tickled Pink Brides!  I loved every bit of this wedding and was so honored to be a part of it.  Now onto the photos by Binary Flips Photography!


Hilmer sisters
Twins…this is one of my favorite pictures of the day!

Ceremony at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Winter Park

Rifle invitations
Invitation suite by Rifle Paper Co.


Button escort cards
Button escort cards hung with tiny clothes pins



Dubsdread Ballroom dressed up with twinkle lights, bamboo chairs by Panache, linen tablecloths by Party Tables and white floral centerpieces by Lee Forrest Design

Floral chandelier that hung over the dance floor

Piano grooms cake
Piano groom’s cake by The Sugar Suite

Wooden cake top
Adorable edible “wooden” cake topper

Bouquet toss

End of night

To see more details from this wedding, visit the feature on the Wedding Chicks blog!


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