Who Needs Wedding Cake When You Have an Ice Cream Truck as Your Dessert?!

Samantha Melei

For this Mr. and Mrs., a modern, yet timeless venue with lots of natural lighting and endless photo opportunities was exactly what they envisioned and exactly what they found at Firefly Gardens. From decorative high ceilings to a field of wildflowers, this venue has it all and Stephanie Brazzle Photography captured all of it and more, including lush white and green florals from A Stylish Soiree to the couple's out-of-the-box dessert idea....an ice cream truck by Mr. Sugar Rush! Check out the full gallery to see the couples other creative mobile detail! From the Bride...Jonathan and I love to keep things simple and practical, and yet, think out-of-the-box when we can. We are both the planning type so we actually enjoyed the wedding planning process! My wedding vendors were attentive and really brought my vision to life. Jonathan and I chose Firefly Gardens as our venue for its modern touch, elegance, and timelessness. I particularly wanted a venue that had high ceilings and a lot of natural lighting. The bonus was that this venue had acres of land with lush greens and even a field of colorful dainty flowers. We kept our décor minimal and classic with clean lines which was easy to do with the white venue concept. I loved how the natural elements of the florals of white and green really complimented the rest of our wedding color palette of neutrals, whites, and light grays. Our mothers wore “hanboks”, traditional Korean attires typically worn in celebrations and ceremonies. Hanboks are characterized by their vibrant colors and simple lines. What was important to me on my wedding day was really taking in all the small intricacies for us to cherish and remember. It’s an amazing honor to have loved ones travel for our wedding and have everyone altogether in one place.These memories were captured by the amazing Stephanie Brazzle! She really took her time to scope the area out to find the best photo spots. And of course, the day ran smoothly thanks to my wedding coordinator, Jade. She was personable, and most importantly, very trust-worthy of running such a special day. Everyone enjoyed The Photobus that was parked right in front of the fountain. But my favorite part? Enjoying my strawberry shortcake ice cream from the ice cream truck, of course! About Firefly Gardens...Firefly Gardens is a family-owned and operated 8-acre wedding and event venue in Midlothian, Texas, just 30 minutes south of DFW. Run by a mother, daughter, and son team they are always in direct contact with their clients to ensure that their event is the one that they have always dreamed of! So many of their clients have said that they love working with their staff and it is because they are truly invested in their happiness and success of their wedding, party, or workshop. Unlike most venues, they offer a full-day, 9 am to midnight, 15-hour rental to guests and three rental packages based on the number of guests expected. They believe that they have thought of every little thing to make their guests’ experience as smooth as possible, such as a professional salon room and providing their own bartenders and security. When you hear Firefly Gardens, most people imagine their stunning white reception hall and its huge wall of windows, but there is so much more that the venue offers! A 4,000 sq. foot black and white home, rustic red barn, white pergola, and fish pond enable guests to fully expand their ideas for their event and are a photographer’s dream. There are so many options when it comes to ceremony sites at the venue: they've had everything from under the pecan tree by the limestone creek, on the lawn by the pond, and their favorite, the pergola. When they began building Firefly Gardens in 2016 they could never have imagined creating such amazing relationships with the vendors, guests, brides, and grooms that they have had the honor of meeting and becoming friends with along the way! They are so excited to improve Firefly Gardens in any way possible as they continue to provide a home for so many peoples’ best day of their life! 

Photography: Stephanie Brazzle Photography | Videographer: Shutter and Sound | Florist: A Stylish Soiree | Cake: Doolee's | Catering: Awesome Catering | Tux: Indochino | venue: Firefly Gardens | Bridal boutique: Circle Park Bridal Boutique | Dress Designer: Essence Of Australia | Hair/Makeup: Peony Hair & Makeup | Ice Cream: Mr. Sugar Rush | Photo bus: The Photobus DFW | Wedding Planner + Stylist: Jade Batangan