Real Hazen Bride: Ashley Gamble
Ashley Alm and Matthew Gamble wed on September 5, 2020 at the SMU Perkins Chapel in Dallas, TX. Their day was all things traditional, timeless, and elegant– just as described!
That being said – as of today, the planning is still ongoing!
In the midst of the blissful chaos of continuous preparation, wedding planning has truly emphasized my realization of how how happy and sincerely blessed I am. We originally planned to have our ceremony on September 5th at SMU Perkins Chapel (Matthew’s Alma mater) with a reception following at The Adolphus Hotel to celebrate with 160 of our closest friends and family In July 2020, we had to make the call if we were going through with our originally planned wedding day, which meant greatly adjusting our guest list to account for local and state regulations. Matthew and I are blessed with a large number of friends and incredible families, and we could not imagine having the reception without everyone in attendance. We ultimately decided to postpone our reception. This allowed us to create our own happy medium: Having a small, intimate ceremony with just our immediate families and wedding party (about 30 total) on our original wedding day, and then hosting our reception at the Adolphus in May 2021.
What made you decide on Hazen for your big day?
At first search, I was having a bit of difficulty deciding what I wanted my bridal earrings to look like. My personal style is very simple and minimalistic, so finding a pair of earrings that were romantic yet refined was a big task! After one of our floral meetings, my Mom handed me a box that said ‘Hazen & Co.’ on the front. I opened the box to find the most beautifully exquisite pearl drop earrings I have ever seen. They were perfect in every way – the natural mother of pearl embraced the beauty of minimalism while still making a dramatic impact paired against the sterling silver studded earring. As if I couldn’t have been any more impressed, my Mom mentioned the name of the earrings: Eleanor. My sweet grandmother’s name was Eleanor, and these earrings provided a perfect memento to honor her memory on our special day. My Mom also wore the Clara earrings, which seem to be the ‘sister’ earrings to Eleanor.