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Real Weddings: Meet the Vaughns!

Thursday, January 10th, 2019
Jordan & Jordan were married at Avalon Legacy Ranch last March. Recently we asked a few questions about their wedding day to share with future brides and grooms! They had absolutely stunning florals, great music, delicious food and one of the most packed dance floors we’d ever seen!

Here’s what Jordan had to share about her wedding day at Avalon Legacy Ranch-

What was your favorite memory from your wedding day?
I actually have two favorite memories… my first look with my dads, and Jordans reaction when I walked down the aisle. I have never felt more beautiful than seeing him look at me the way he did when I walked down the aisle.

How did you and Jordan meet? How did you know he was “the one”?

Jordan (the boy) and I met on a cruise actually! I was with my family and he was with his family. I saw him the very first night on the ship and thought he was dreamy. He came up to me on the last day (because my dad told him I thought he was attractive) and here we are two years later and married!

What was your favorite part about the planning process? 

I loved being surrounded by friends and family through out the entire process. I loved having my favorite people in the entire world all in one place.

What made you choose Avalon Legacy Ranch as your ceremony and reception venue?

Avalon Legacy Ranch was the only venue we looked at and we knew the first time that it was the venue we wanted to celebrate our wedding day at. It felt like a home from the first time we were there. We didn’t want our wedding day to feel fancy or like a wedding, we wanted it to be a celebration with all of our favorite people and thats exactly what it felt like. It also might have been a plus that Debbi and Alee run the venue and we loved them too!

What was your favorite “little detail” from your wedding?

My grandpa passed away when I was in elementary school and he played a big role in my childhood. He had a pin he wore on all his collared shirts with his initials “WCK” and I was able to pin those to my bouquet so that I had a part of him with me.

How did you know which vendors to hire?

I had done my research before the wedding pretty well and already knew for a while who we wanted to use. We went with our DJ company because my best friends fiancé’s family owns that company. We both LOVE Nothing Bundt Cakes so that was a no brainer. My husband got to choose the food so we went with Babes Chicken. My florist from the beginning was amazing, and I loved her to pieces. My photographer I had stalked for a while and knew before I got engaged I wanted to use her. Our videographer was just someone I came across but so thankful we found them!!

What are some of the favorite things your guests have told you about your wedding day?

Everyone we have spoken to has told us how much fun our wedding day was. I wanted our reception to be nothing but a dance party and thats exactly what is was (thanks to our DJ). We were also told that it was the most beautiful wedding they have ever attended, and I have the gorgeous venue to thank for that. We did not really have to do anything really to decorate because it was so naturally gorgeous!

Whats your best piece of advice for future brides?

Make sure on the day of your wedding you take time to sit and reflect and just be still. The day literally flies by so stinking fast and if you can afford a videographer then do it, best money ever spent. Soak up the entire day and ENJOY it. Dont focus on the little details because no one remembers them and neither will you, but have fun. It was my favorite day ever, I woke up the next morning so sore from dancing so much!

Thanks so much for sharing your wedding day with us!

Want to see more about their big day? Check out their wedding video here!

You can also see them featured on Lovestories.TV!

Here’s the all star cast that helped make Jordan & Jordan’s day absolutely perfect:
Reel Simple (Videography)
Avery Earl Photography (Photography)
Charming Events Floral (Floral & Decor)
Nothing Bundt Cakes (Deserts)
Party Time Texas (DJ & MC)
HD Liquid Catering (Bar & Staffing)
AM Linens (Linens)
Babes Chicken (Catering)

Holiday Shopping!

Thursday, December 27th, 2018

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – For Buying!


It’s the Holidays and you are probably making shopping lists, buying Starbucks and looking forward to being around friends and family.


While you are doing all of that, I am sitting at my desk thinking of all the great things you might want to purchase for your wedding a week from today.

Here are a few items you might think of purchasing:


EVERYTHING will be on sale. This is a perfect time to buy Bridesmaid’s and Groomsmen’s gifts.  Hostess gifts, Bridal Party gifts.  Hotel Gift Baskets! Does anyone really mind saving 75% on something you were going to buy anyway?


Paper Goods

Party City, Michaels, Hobby Lobby – all will have paper goods on sale and coupons for 50% off total purchases.  If you are choosing to use paper goods rather than china, it’s a great time to buy appetizer, dinner and cake plates, napkins cups for drinks, cute boxes for favors, it may seem early if you are getting married in the Fall, but how nice to know all of this is already purchased which leave more money for everything else you need to purchase!



Same stores as above. Do you need décor?  Cute signs?  Frames? Table Decorations?  This may be a great time to shop for those items as well.  West Elm and Pottery Barn all have beautiful votives on sale.


Being wise with your budget means you will have more money for other extras!  Or maybe more money for the honeymoon!  And what a relief – to know that all of these small details can be checked off your list!

Please comment below if you think of something else brides and grooms can buy in the post-holiday sales!





First Blog!

Friday, December 14th, 2018

First Ever Blog….

I know our This is Us Page was supposed to tell all about us – but it was more the history of Avalon Legacy Ranch!

So here we go.  If you didn’t know – we are a multigenerational staff.  My mom, Faye.  Daughter-in-law, Alee and myself!

Alee Ladd:  Alee is a Texas Native.  She loves her husband, Alex, (also my son!), Star Wars, the Dallas Mavericks and long short dogs.  She has future dreams of becoming a gym rat and loves all things glitter! What does Alee love about weddings?  She loves working for me, obviously?But mainly – she loves PEOPLE!  She loves brides, and grooms, and bridesmaids and groomsmen, and moms and dads.  Alee is a giver and she gives all of herself to serve our couples because she loves being a small part of people’s Big Days, and seeing all the details couples bring to their ceremonies to make them unique and beautiful.

Faye Stevens:  Faye is a grandmother to 25 and a great-grandmother to 5!  She is also my mom!  This makes us the only venue with an Official Grandmother.  Faye loves to take all the older people to the chapel in the golf cart and find out all the family stories from the other grandparents!  If you see her out sweeping – it isn’t because I make her – it’s because I can’t keep her from working.  She says it keeps her young!  Faye loves all the flowers and décor, plus working with the families and seeing the brides in their beautiful dresses.

Debi – That’s me!  I am the most blessed woman in the world.  I have 4 adult children:  Alex (married to Alee), Annabel, Anthony and Alaina.  They have all been a part of making this dream come true. Alex and Alee were one of our first weddings!  I love my kids, our brides, wedding cake, friends, family and travel!  What I love about weddings is waiting with the bride in the venue those final moments before she heads to the chapel.  I also love going over our Bridal Checklist with them to make sure no detail has been missed for their wedding.  And I also love knowing we have provided such a great place for everyone to celebrate that no one wants to leave when the wedding is over.

Charlie, Lil Becky, ChiChi and Cat – lessor know parts of staff that may greet you when you visit, but will be hidden away on your big day!

That’s us – we get by with the help of our friends, Anthony Ladd, Dave Snell and Cindy Russell.  All fabulous Jacks-of All-Trades that keep us up and running.

This is a picture of us at the Wedding MBA this year – as always – working to be the very best for you!