Andrea Castaneda & Justin Cole
Nov 11, 2023
Lake Tawakoni , Texas
John Cain Photography
In 2020, Justin popped the question with a stunning engagement ring he designed with the help of Diamond Factory Dallas. The rose gold metal was carefully chosen to align with one of the logos of his automotive-related company. The proposal took place at Georgie’s Dallas, where Justin concealed the engagement ring within a smoky appetizer, creating a memorable moment when the dish was opened to reveal the sparkling ring.
Justin and Andrea share a penchant for black as their favorite color! The predominant theme of the wedding revolved around black-on-black, with florals serving as the sole bursts of color throughout the event. Additionally, subtle rose gold accents were incorporated to complement Andrea’s engagement ring. An abundance of blossoms took center stage at Andrea and Justin’s wedding. Both enthusiasts of a modern aesthetic, flowers held immense significance for the couple. This emphasis on florals was particularly noteworthy because Andrea is the owner of the nation’s premier bouquet preservation service (dbandrea.com). The stylish and contemporary black-on-black theme ensured that the flowers were the primary focal point of the entire event
The Big Day
Andrea graced the occasion in a stunning, elegant gown from Stanley Korshak, skillfully crafted by their in-house designer, Mackenzie Brittinhgam. Reflecting Andrea’s personal vision, inspired by her dream of becoming a wedding gown fashion designer, the dress came to life within just one month of the wedding. This crepe back satin lingerie strap sweetheart fit and flare gown featured crossed body ruching, a low back, and delicate covered buttons. Initially considering a floral galore design in line with her profession, Andrea ultimately chose a beautiful and simple dress, symbolizing her unique, classic, and uncomplicated personality. Justin’s attire, individually crafted by RW Furr, was a bespoke masterpiece fashioned from the same fabric and by the same tailor as one of Justin’s father’s beloved suits. This custom tuxedo carried profound significance for Justin, forging a connection to the legacy of his father’s style. The inner lining of the jacket showcased a floral pattern, a subtle homage to Andrea’s passion and profession, while the vest interior featured skulls, a poignant tribute to the couple’s late grandparents and Justin’s departed best friend.
The pivotal aspect for Andrea at the wedding was the florals, particularly significant as she owns the world’s premier wedding bouquet preservation service. Avant Garden transformed the elegant wedding tent with awe-inspiring elements. From the reception area featuring a striking white wall adorned with artistically arranged floating florals, to the grand visuals within; including two opulent arrangements at the bar, a table runner composed of thousands of flowers, and a breathtaking waterfall cascading from the grand baby piano, every detail exuded floral splendor. Andrea personally curated her flower selection, choosing from her favorite blooms accumulated over the years. Andrea incorporated her own craftsmanship into the wedding by showcasing the three bar menus in resin with preserved flowers.
The couple will honeymoon in Italy this summer with plans to enjoy scenic views while driving in a Ferrari from Maranello to Rome.
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