Brides Tell All: Shavonne & Justin’s Wedding

By April 6, 2021 Ruthe Tuesdays

The Details

  • Bride: Shavonne
  • Groom: Justin
  • Venue: Ruthe Jackson Center
  • Wedding date: February 27, 2021

Questions for the Bride

How did you and your husband meet?

We met at an adult small group at church.


How did he propose?

He actually proposed on Christmas day, in front of both of our families while we were opening gifts that morning.


What was your favorite part of the wedding day?

My favorite part of the wedding day was after ceremony, right before our Grand Entrance. At that point it was just a huge sigh of relief seeing that everything we had planned had come together and I could finally just relax and enjoy.

What was the most stressful part of the planning process?

Probably COVID. We want back and forth between postponing or not, then when we finally decided to just limit our guest count that made things super stressful because we didn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings.


How long was the planning process for you?

14 months – Christmas of 2019 to February of 2021


Did everything go exactly as planned on your wedding day?

For the most part, yes. The only thing we didn’t end up having time for was the bouquet toss, which I was okay with. Overall, I had no complaints. I was so stressed beforehand but everything went really smoothly on our wedding day. It was really a perfect day!

Is there anything you would have done differently?

The only thing I would have done differently was add a videographer. I didn’t think it was going to make a big difference but even on that day, I was thinking it would have been nice to have one.


What made you choose the RJC?

One of the main reasons we chose the Ruthe Jackson Center was because we didn’t have to search for any outside vendors like catering, security, bartenders, etc. We liked that we could do it all through the venue. Also, at first our guest list was huge (close to 300) and the RJC was able to accommodate that. We also really liked how easy communication was from the very beginning. It was such a smooth process, they were very thorough, and I felt comfortable the whole time. We just loved the whole ambiance. In fact, I didn’t originally want an outdoor ceremony but I changed my mind after I saw the Garden. The Bridal Suite was also a plus.


Actually, my fiancé (now husband) fell in love with the venue too and he is not usually very easy to impress!


Advice for couples planning their wedding?

Try to enjoy the experience! I was so stressed from the day I started planning to the day of the wedding. My advice is to take it all in because wedding day goes by so fast. Oh, and get a videographer!

Shavonne and Justin’s wedding was gorgeous and we were so glad to have them at the Ruthe Jackson Center! If you’re looking for a Dallas-Fort Worth wedding venue, call or stop by to schedule a tour. We will do everything in our power to make sure your day is as perfect as Shavonne and Justin’s.


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