The Bride and Groom
Bride’s Name: Farryn Wright
Groom’s Name: Justin Wright
Wedding Date: March 20th, 2016
How you met your fiancé? Justin and I met about ten years ago at the Kennedale Racetrack. Justin’s dad raced out there every weekend and Justin would always be there with him. My parents had a photography business and were out there every weekend taking pictures of all the racers and cars. Justin had a middle school crush on me; he was always coming up to the photo booth to “look at pictures,” but I was not interested in anything that had to do with racing at that time. I had to be out there because my parents did not want to leave me home alone. Little did I know that I had just met the man of my dreams and the most wonderful man in the world who I would marry almost ten years later. Justin loved race cars so much that he moved to North Carolina after he graduated to pursue his dreams of working in motor sports, where he did just that. He worked for Blake Harris Racing for a couple of years until, unfortunately, but fortunately for us, the company ran out of money and he decided to move back home to Texas. After all those years he remembered that there was this girl at the racetrack that he never seemed to have forgotten. Justin immediately looked me up and asked me to dinner. I could not believe he remembered me after ten years, so I decided to give him a chance. This time, when we met again, he stole my heart. The rest is history, we just celebrated our third year of being together since that first night he asked me out to dinner.
How did he propose? Justin had a personal goal for himself that he set when he was younger; he was going to own a house by the time he was 25 years old. When we began getting serious, he told me that I just signed up for that goal too. He wanted for us to own a house before he bought my engagement ring. We ended up purchasing our lovely home in October of 2014. Justin went and bought my gorgeous ring one week later. At that time all of my friends were halfway through planning their own weddings so I was even more excited to get engaged!
When Justin and I first started dating, I had shared with him how exciting it would be that the man who asked me to marry him would make the engagement a HUGE big deal with all of our family and friends around. I had also mentioned to him that I wanted something big to happen like a huge fireworks show and of course someone taking pictures and videoing the whole thing.
I had completely forgotten that I told him that (knowing that it was too unrealistic). A couple of months had passed since we bought our home so I started wondering when is this man going to pop the question! I had also previously told him that I didn’t want a proposal on any holiday or birthday or any special occasion. I wanted it to be so unexpected. Now, it’s December, and my birthday was coming up. My dad, who lives in New Mexico, came in town to celebrate my birthday with us. We always go to the same restaurant every year and sit at the same table for my birthday. Everyone was sitting around and I was thinking for sure he was going to pop the question! (By now, I was so excited for us to be engaged that I was even okay if he proposed on my birthday.) I announced very loudly that I was going to the restroom thinking that when I came back he would be down on one knee. I went and reapplied my lipstick, took a deep breath, and thought, “THIS IS IT!” I walked back into the room to see Justin just sitting there so happily talking to my mom like nothing was happening out of the ordinary. I was wondering again when is this man going to propose to me!
The next day, since my dad was visiting from out of town, we were going to take him to see ICE at the Gaylord. I had never been before and I remember everyone telling me how cold it was going to be! I wanted to make sure I would be warm so I dressed in layers and layers. This was also one of those times that it was 80 degrees in December. I wore boots, scarves, gloves, a hat, and at least three pairs of socks.
We left from our house in Burleson toward Dallas and then we started heading back toward Burleson. Of course, I want to know what was going on, where were we going, and every detail in between. Justin nonchalantly told me we have to stop by the bank. That satisfied me for a couple of minutes before I questioned him again, “What bank?” And, “Why are you going this way?” And I probably asked a few more questions. We then pulled in front of Painting with a Twist in Burleson. There were NO other cars parked out front so I was SO confused! We were not at ICE at the Gaylord. Now I was really questioning Justin, “Why am I wearing so many layers of clothes for painting? “What is going on?” We walked inside and all of our friends and both our families were there and they shouted, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY!”
So now I am thinking, “Oh this has got to be it!” I thought for sure Justin would be sitting across from me painting, “Will you Marry Me?” Justin sat down and said, “Come here babe and sit right next to me.” So then I thought that this really was all just for my birthday. After we finished our paintings, Justin said, “Let’s go up to the front and take a picture of us and our paintings.” Looking at my painting, Justin asks me if I knew what the fireworks represented that were on our paintings. I looked at my painting and tried to figure it out. I said, “For my birthday?” I pulled the painting away and he was down on one knee and said to me, “I love you with all my heart and I know you wanted fireworks so I had everyone paint them just for you! Will you marry me?” At this point I was so shocked and in awe that he remembered that I wanted fireworks that I couldn’t even register what was happening. He had to ask me twice because I was in so much shock that he planned this whole thing and that the love of my life was asking the question I have always dreamed of. With tears of joy, I immediately said, “YES!” He continues to make my dreams come true every day.
Your Bridal Gown & Accessories
Who was the wedding gown designer, and what was the style? Houston by Enzoani
Favorite Feature about your dress: My favorite feature about my dress was definitely the sequin detailing.
How did you know your dress was “the one”? I knew that Justin would love it and it made me feel so beautiful!
Describe your experience at Pence and Panache. Everything was amazing! Everyone was so helpful! Every time I would buy a new accessory, I would come in and try it on with my dress to see how they looked with the dress. All the ladies were really great and so nice!
What accessories did you choose to accent your dress: Here again, it is about trying out different things–I didn’t think I wanted a belt at first then I saw how a belt accented my waist and made everything come together!
Your Wedding Day
Wedding Venue: Aristide in Mansfield
Who was your Wedding Photographer: Alyssa Dawn Photography
What was your “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue”? My something old was my mother-in-law’s lace from the veil she wore on her wedding day, which I wrapped around my bouquet. My something new was the beautiful new necklace I ordered just for that day. My something borrowed was my mother-in-law’s tennis bracelet that I wore. My something blue was “I DO” stickers on the bottom of my shoes.
What is your #1 tip for brides in the planning process? Everyone seems to give the same advice, “Be patient.” Even though it is hard to be patient with everything, it really is good advice. Everything does work itself out. All that matters at the end of the day is that you are marrying the love of your life. And if anything does happen different from how you planned it, YOU truly are the only one that will know. Everyone else is having too much fun sharing your special day.
How do you describe the theme of your wedding? Very elegant with major glam! Everything was white and gold, which gave our Wedding the feeling of being in an enchanted fairy tale. It was definitely the most beautiful thing I have ever seen!
What color palette did you select? I originally chose to go with a neutral palette; I wanted everything in creams, whites, and ivory, with blush as an accent color. Somewhere along the way, I fell in love with the colors white and gold. The more I researched, the more I found that there were so many options available in gold. Gold added so much charm; I just loved the way it looked and felt!
Do you have any advice for brides who are still searching for their perfect bridal gown? My advice would be to definitely shop around! Go to at least three different places and have fun trying them on! After all, you hopefully only get married once–so enjoy it! I thought I had found “THE ONE” at the first store I went to. Let’s face it, once you see yourself in a wedding dress, you just like them all! I thought I was so set on that first dress being the perfect one! I remembered my dad telling me to try on different wedding dresses to have a comparison just like we would drive different cars before choosing “the one.” You never know if something out there is better if you don’t look! So needless to say, I went to my second store–Pence and Panache. I am so thankful I did. After trying on so many beautiful wedding dresses, I knew I had found “THE ONE” that made me feel so perfect to marry the love of my life! I would have never found “the” dress if I had just settled on the one at the first store. The most important advice is to HAVE FUN!
What was your favorite part of your wedding day? My favorite part of our Wedding was the WHOLE day! If I had to choose a part, it would be when I walked down the aisle with my dad and saw Justin’s face. I can never describe the look on his face in words; the feeling, though, is etched in my heart forever. It was like his heart literally melted inside his chest; he had this face that said, “You are the most beautiful woman in the world and I am so lucky to marry you.” It was truly the greatest moment of my life–knowing that I will be married to my best friend for the rest of my life.