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Dallas couple hosts 'imperfectly perfect' dream wedding in their own backyard

Couple hosts 'imperfectly perfect' dream wedding in their own backyard

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Ashley and Kiethan Lewis were married on October 27, 2018. Photography by Kristin LaRue Photography
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Bride and bridesmaids wore getting-ready robes by Handmade Chic Crafts. Photography by Kristin LaRue Photography
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Videography was provided by 47 Weddings.  Photography by Kristin LaRue Photography
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The bride opens a gift from her husband-to-be before the ceremony.  Photography by Kristin LaRue Photography
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Personal touches, such as this tribute to late family and friends, were incorporated throughout.  Photography by Kristin LaRue Photography
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The groom watches his bride walk down the aisle.  Photography by Kristin LaRue Photography
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The couple wed in the backyard of their Dallas County home.  Photography by Kristin LaRue Photography
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Kiethan and Ashley were together for nearly a decade before tying the knot.  Photography by Kristin LaRue Photography
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The bride shares a moment with her son.  Photography by Kristin LaRue Photography
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Cupcakes were provided by Sweetface Sugar Shoppe & Bakery.  Photography by Kristin LaRue Photography
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DJ Smooth kept the crowd dancing all evening long.  Photography by Kristin LaRue Photography
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The cupcake stand was created by a family friend.  Photography by Kristin LaRue Photography
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The Lewis family hits the dance floor.  Photography by Kristin LaRue Photography
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Kristin LaRue Photography captured the day.  Photography by Kristin LaRue Photography
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The Mr. and Mrs. depart to much fanfare.  Photography by Kristin LaRue Photography
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Ashley and Kiethan Lewis like to joke that they “did things all backwards.” The couple met through a mutual friend more than a decade ago, and though they took their time getting to the altar, they fulfilled many of their dreams on the way there.

“He actually fell in love with my son first,” says Ashley, who was a single mom when she met Kiethan. “I knew it was meant to be; he just didn’t yet. Fast-forward 10 years, and we fulfilled all the dreams we talked about: a business, a home, a daughter — and finally the wedding. It worked for us.” 

The couple’s favorite story to tell is the one of their engagement. What started as a typical day date — Starbucks, go-cart racing, and lunch at Maggiano’s Little Italy — shaped up to be a day to remember, when Kiethan dropped to one knee in the middle of the restaurant with a Tiffany & Co. box in hand. 

“He had hired a photographer to follow us all day and capture every moment of the proposal,” says Ashley. “Then, he told me we were going to San Diego for the weekend. He nailed it.”

With a picture-perfect proposal in the books, the couple began planning their October 27, 2018 wedding. At first, the bride-to-be envisioned something glitzy and glamorous. But as time passed, she decided rustic and simple were more her style.

A good DJ, tasty comfort food, and a top-notch bartender topped the couple’s list of priorities. The rest was all just details.

“At the end, no one is going to remember what centerpieces looked like or what plates we had,” says Ashley. “We wanted guests to remember the fun they had.”

And did they ever. Wanting an intimate, comfortable setting for the big day, the couple hosted the wedding in the backyard of their very own home, just outside of Dallas. 

Comfort food was served up by Baker’s Ribs, and DJ Smooth with Any Event Productions kept the crowd entertained. 

“Guests are still talking about how much fun they had,” the bride says. 

Family and friends chipped in with special touches that made the day all the more memorable, from a custom cupcake stand created by a family friend to photos of the bride with her late father, which were collected by bridesmaids. 

“My friends and family went above and beyond to make me feel special,” says Ashley. “And getting married at our home was beyond amazing. It meant so much to us to host it here. It couldn’t have been more imperfectly perfect for my wedding day.” 

Flowers: Enjoy Flowers

DJ: Any Event Productions, DJ Smooth

Food: Baker's Ribs

Tent: Texas Tent

Tables, chairs, linens: TLC Rentals

Lighting: AK Electric LLC

Cake/cupcakes: Sweetface Sugar Shoppe & Bakery

Bartender: DFW Bartending

Dress: Terry Costa

​Bridesmaids' dresses: David's Bridal

Tux: Al's Formal Wear

Hair: Rustic Royalty Salon

Robes: Handmade Chic Crafts

Popcorn bar: Rodeo City Popcorn

Videographer: 47 Weddings