Meet Chelsea. Corporate-America dropout, lover of all things old and firm believer in loving without counting the cost. 

MEET Chelsea

Every detail of Madison and AJ’s 1920’s Railway Station Wedding represented their love of God, Our Lady, each other and their family. Their Nuptial Mass was held at the beautiful St. Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church in Fort Worth, Texas and their reception was held at the historic 1920’s T&P Railway Station.

Madison and AJ booked me for their summer 2020 wedding while I was still living in Texas. It was so great to get back to the Lonestar state which played such a big role in my life. You might remember what Texas taught me from one of my earlier blog posts called “Dear Texas.” But enough about me. You’re here for this 1920’s Railway Station Wedding!

The Bridesmaids wore blush pink chiffon gowns in different styles that complemented each perfectly. The groomsmen wore matching pink bow ties, masks (because COVID) and light gray suits that went perfectly with the bright altar backdrop.

Their florals were crafted by Madison’s Grandfather in bright yellow, pink, & purple hues. The bridesmaids held bouquets of yellow roses, and Madison + AJ spent a moment in prayer with Our Lady, gifting her yellow roses.

Madison’s bridal gown represented her perfectly – it was elegant yet playful in the best ways. The dress features a classic boat neck, balanced by a v-shaped back and illusion sides. The full circle skirt was dramatic yet lightweight and was perfect for the dancefloor – which Madison hardly left the entire evening. She and her Groom can dance! And dance they did. Her flowing skirt was a joy to photograph.

Madison also wore her grandmother’s pearl ring, which each of her cousins have worn before her on their wedding days, as their “something borrowed.” She wore her Mother’s earrings, and held the rosary her brother gave her around her bouquet. She also wore a Miraculous Medal as a tribute to Our Lady, whose Feast of the Assumption was that day.

The readings chosen for the Gospel were those for the Feast of the Holy Family. This was providential because AJ had called upon the Holy Family in his proposal to Madison, asking for the grace to imitate St. Joseph’s love for Mary in his love for Madison.

The Reception was held at T&P Station, an historical landmark built in the 1920’s. It’s an extravagant example of 1920’s Zigzag Moderne architecture and features beautiful chandeliers and intricate gold and light blue-trimmed wall and ceiling detail. The white stone floors were the perfect place for the bridal party and guests to dance the night away – which they did with grace and style. It was also the perfect place to witness AJ wash his bride’s feet as a symbol of the life’s worth of loving service he will provide her.

The dinner tables were set with gold plates, and gold-rimmed wine glasses to match the gold details of the 1920’s era train station turned ballroom. Muted greenery lined the centerpieces and simple white baby’s breath was the perfect touch to an elegant table setting.

Madison + AJ are truly the epitome of a Christ-centered couple. They served together as FOCUS missionaries on several campuses and participated in many mission trips. All throughout, they prayed together and grew together in faith toward a holy, sacramental union. They served one another while serving the Church. The perfect start to being just like the Holy Family.

Dusty pink bridesmaid dress
boat neck wedding gown
diamond ring
bride getting ready
black and white bridal photos
bride and mother of the bride
bride with bridesmaids
bride with bridesmaids
groom reading letter
groom with groomsmen
bride before wedding
bride and brother
bride walking down the aisle
groom reaction
bride walking down aisle with parents
St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church Fort Worth Texas
bridesmaids in dusty pink
groomsmen in light gray suits
Bride and groom at the altar
bride and groom at the altar
bride and groom kissing
bride and groom portraits
bridesmaids portrait
bridesmaids portrait
groomsmen with groom
groom with groomsmen
bride and groom portraits
bride and groom portraits
bridal portraits
wedding portraits
bride and groom portraits
bride and groom portraits
bride and groom portraits
baby's breath reception centerpiece
gold accent wedding reception table
bride and groom table
white three tier wedding cake
bride and groom first dance
bride and groom washing feet
first dance wedding
1920s railway station wedding
1920s railway station wedding
father daughter first dance
father daughter first dance
mother son first dance
bride and groom dancing
wedding toast maid of honor
1920s railway station wedding
1920s railway station wedding
1920s railway station wedding

Videographer — @joshulmerfilms
Florist – Flowers with Love, Robstown, TX
Cake – @stephenssweetsensations
Catering – @angelosbbq
Wedding Rentals — @partyessentialsfw
The Bar- @dfwbartending
Reception Venue – T&P Station
Ceremony Venue – St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church
Hair and Makeup – @kissandmakeupdfw
DJ — TeeJay from @beentertainedevents
Dress – Ashton Gown by Jenny Yoo
Dress Boutique — @bhldn
Suit — @expressmen

1920s railway station wedding


1920’s Railway Station Wedding

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