New Year’s Nuptials
Ashley Michelle Hardy and Matthew Paul Stotts
December 31, 2010.
Ashley and Matthew met in Nacogdoches at their alma mater’s homecoming. “It’s funny, we went to school with each other for years, had the same friends, but had to leave and come back to finally meet each other,” she says.
Darryl Murchison of Darryl & Co.’s personal residence was transformed into a contemporary wedding party palace featuring two trend-setting tents. Ashley’s mother made the wedding dress with pieces of lace from the gown she wore when she married Ashley’s father. The veil was also made from her mother’s veil. “The countdown to midnight was amazing,” says Ashley. The couple stood in the center of the dance floor surrounded by friends and family. The feeling was energetic as they got a fresh start to a new life.
The couple honeymooned in Las Vegas and resides in Houston. – LMV