Unveiled: Baylee’s Wedding

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Wel­come to Gen­er­a­tion Tux’s Unveiled! Here we inter­view real brides from real wed­dings to give you all the inside scoop. Baylee and Dou­glass have a clas­sic love sto­ry and we love that paired with the amaz­ing pho­tos of their clas­sic black-tie affair!

How did you and your hus­band meet?

I was man­ag­ing a restau­rant in Dal­las when I met Dou­glass. One day he came into the restau­rant for lunch with one of his friends. It’s a pret­ty pop­u­lar place, and he was stand­ing out­side in the line. I remem­ber see­ing him out­side the win­dow, and I told one of my cowork­ers that he was total­ly my type. 

As part of my job, I had to greet every­one as they came in the door. So I said hel­lo to him first. Dou­glass is a firefighter/paramedic. The restau­rant gives a dis­count for police/fire/military per­son­nel, so I went up to him again and told him. The rest of the time we were star­ing at each oth­er from across the restau­rant. So, he came up to me after his meal. He thanked me for the dis­count, and then gave me his phone num­ber on a receipt. He said, “If you ever want to text or call or maybe go on a date…” And then he bolt­ed! We start­ed talk­ing and have been togeth­er ever since.

Tell us your engage­ment sto­ry!

We got engaged in Can­cun on a friends trip. I had absolute­ly no idea. Dou­glass planned a roman­tic din­ner for two on one of the first nights of the trip. We were in a pri­vate cabana by a pond. There was a singer and a sev­en-course meal. It was so roman­tic. One of our friends brought his cam­era with him on the trip. He hid in the bush­es dur­ing our meal and got pho­tos of the pro­pos­al. Dou­glass got down on one knee, and of course, I said yes!

picture of a bride and groom laughing during their wedding

When and where did you get mar­ried?

We got mar­ried on April 28, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas at a place called The 4 Eleven. It’s a 1920’s steel man­u­fac­tur­ing ware­house that was ren­o­vat­ed into a wed­ding venue. We loved the exposed brick, met­al beams, chan­de­liers and all the details in the venue. It was very spe­cial. 

Tell me about your wed­ding dress. What was your favorite part?

Oh my gosh, I loved my wed­ding dress! The dress was designed by Hay­ley Paige. When I was shop­ping, so many of the dress­es I loved were designed by her. I made some minor changes to the orig­i­nal dress, but my favorite part was the bodice. My dress was so com­fort­able through­out the entire day.

Did any­thing fun­ny hap­pen at the wed­ding?

My mom and my step-mom had a dance-off at some point in the night. I missed it, but that was some­thing I real­ly wish I could’ve seen! Appar­ent­ly there was a cir­cle around them, and they were bat­tling it out (in a jok­ing way, of course). From what I hear, it was hilar­i­ous. 

What col­ors did you choose for your wed­ding day?

Our main col­or scheme was blush pink with lots of green­ery. Each brides­maid picked out their own unique dress, floor-length and in the blush col­or fam­i­ly. The girls looked stun­ning in the dif­fer­ent fab­rics and tex­tures. The grooms­men wore blush ties with their Black Notch Suits to match the brides­maids. For the flow­ers, we did dif­fer­ent hues of pinks and lots of beau­ti­ful green­ery. We want­ed every­thing to look nat­ur­al and sim­ple. There were also touch­es of gold and rose gold around the venue.

picture of a bride and her bridesmaids in matching rose pink

How involved was Dou­glass in the wed­ding plan­ning process? 

I def­i­nite­ly did the major­i­ty of the wed­ding plan­ning, but Dou­glass was very help­ful with the DJ/music selec­tion and choos­ing the menu. He also coor­di­nat­ed the suits and tuxe­dos with Gen­er­a­tion Tux. He was very “go with the flow” and he agreed with all of the cre­ative deci­sions I made. I think Dou­glass enjoyed his tasks and hav­ing input on most of the deci­sions. 

What were some of your favorite moments through­out the wed­ding day?

Every­one in our group loves to dance. We were so excit­ed to play Bohemi­an Rhap­sody as the last song of the night, and it was a hit. Every­one was singing at the top of their lungs while gath­ered around us. That moment was real­ly great.

Dou­glass and I had a pri­vate dance inside the venue at the very end of the night, after every­one left for the sparkler exit. We got to be alone and talk about the day. It was so spe­cial for us. I high­ly rec­om­mend doing it.

My dad and I are super close. He is my rock. I am his only daugh­ter and I have four broth­ers. I didn’t want to do a first look with Dou­glass, so I decid­ed to do one with my dad. Nei­ther of us are very emo­tion­al peo­ple. I hadn’t cried the entire day until I saw my dad. We got to talk and hang out for a lit­tle bit before the cer­e­mo­ny. He gave me some pre­cious encour­age­ment and advice. It was an incred­i­bly spe­cial moment. I love my dad.

picture of bride and groom hugging during a wedding

Where did you go on your hon­ey­moon?

We actu­al­ly did a mini-moon back in Can­cun. We stayed at a dif­fer­ent all-inclu­sive resort. Dou­glass could only get a few days off of work, so we were there for four days and three nights. We did a cata­ma­ran excur­sion and spent lots of time on the beach. It was a blast!

What is one piece of advice you have for future brides?

It may sound cliché, but try your best to enjoy the day and be hap­py no mat­ter what. Every­thing may not work out exact­ly as planned. When we were get­ting ready, things were run­ning behind sched­ule a bit, but I knew that every­thing would work out at the end of the day. The day goes incred­i­bly fast, so soak up every moment. If you will have trou­ble relax­ing or find­ing time to sit down and enjoy what’s going on, plan for those moments through­out the day.

What is some­thing you have loved about mar­riage so far?

Being mar­ried to my best friend. I love just being able to say, “this is my hus­band.” I most­ly love hav­ing some­one along­side me who loves me uncon­di­tion­al­ly. Dou­glass is my best friend and a shoul­der for me to cry on. I love know­ing that some­one is always in my cor­ner.

Would you rec­om­mend Gen­er­a­tion Tux to oth­er brides and grooms?

We would 100% rec­om­mend Gen­er­a­tion Tux to oth­er brides and grooms. The turn­around for send­ing replace­ment gar­ments was so quick. That is what we were most impressed with. Ini­tial­ly, we were going to rent the tuxe­dos through anoth­er online com­pa­ny. How­ev­er, they were being very dif­fi­cult to work with, and they did not have cer­tain styles avail­able for our wed­ding. Gen­er­a­tion Tux’s cus­tomer expe­ri­ence rep­re­sen­ta­tives were so kind and accom­mo­dat­ing. The guys looked so sharp. As the bride, I was very pleased with the process. And as the groom, Dou­glass loved hav­ing the con­trol to cre­ate the guys out­fits and man­age the grooms­men.

picture of a groom and his groomsmen posing during a wedding

Images by Rachel Mea­gan Pho­tog­ra­phy

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