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Ashton Ziadie & Dylan Queen

November 19, 2016 | Ceremony & Reception: The Variety Works

 Ashton, who stunned in a one-of-a-kind Bridals by Lori gown, kissed her groom during the sparkler sendoff outside the historic Variety Works building—a former manufacturing facility—in Madison, Ga.

The bride worked with Cake Design by Debra to create a rustic wedding cake with a different design on every tier. 

The ceremony backdrop designed by Le Petit Jardin was comprised of streaming blue and blush ribbons and hanging flowers. “I wanted it to feel very romantic,” Ashton says.


 A dapper ringbearer plants a sweet smooch on the bride.

Dylan complemented his blue suit with a Brackish bow tie handcrafted from real peacock feathers in Charleston, S.C., and also gifted one to Ashton’s father, brother (the best man) and grandfather.

THE COUPLE A first date that ends with an “I love you” being said might trigger a red flag for some, but for Ashton, Dylan’s honesty made her a true believer in love at first sight. Five years later, she was the one saying those three magical words after Dylan’s private-boat proposal off the coast of West Palm Beach, Fla.

THE PARTY From a chandelier-clad ceremony featuring a live painter to dinner and dancing in a historic barn with rustic-elegant charm, this couple surely lived up to the standards set by having the last name Queen, while keeping true to their Southern roots. When the bride and groom took to the dance floor, you could even peep Ashton’s cowboy boots worn under her Cinderella-esque Bridals by Lori ballgown.

THE HONEYMOON Thanks to a gift from the bride’s grandpa, the newlyweds set off on a road trip to Destin, Fla., for a week of sunrise-gazing, poolside cocktails and sandy walks under the moonlight.


Bride’s Gown Bridals by Lori
Bride’s Shoes Horsetown cowboy boots
Bride’s Hair & Makeup Hair: Saralynn Halstead, Alli Roberts Salon; makeup: Megan Agurto
Groom’s Tux Jim’s Formal Wear
Groom’s Bow Tie Brackish, Town & Country
Rings Kay Jewelers
Bridesmaids’ Dresses Sherri Hill
Florals Le Petit Jardin
Live Painter Chris McDaniel
Catering Hallie Jane’s Catering
Cake Debra Adams, Cake Design by Debra
Videographer Wes Brawner Events