We just love to dream together.

Weddings are at the heart of our business, but we also plan and coordinate a myriad of other types of events. From adult birthday parties and engagement parties, to large celebrations/galas. Whatever the event, we treat all of our clients with the same level of excellence, love and care. We dedicate our time and attention to you because we believe, “Every client’s event is as unique as they are.” We like to gather a clear understanding because each client’s event is a distinctive puzzle that we piece together with clear aesthetic and vision.

We believe that even the finest details are important when it comes to designing and executing the wedding or event of your dreams. We have a habit of turning any event into a perfectly polished soiree that guests remember, and want to relive over and over again! It’s second nature for us to help create events that are a flawless reflection of our client’s personalities and style.

Our Dreamers

Shannon Gaston

Co-owner,
Chief Event Planner & Stylist

Raised in small town Lapeer, Michigan; Shannon has always had a passion and a heart to serve others. That passion is what led her to a career in wedding planning. She plans, designs, and coordinates weddings all over DFW and beyond.

After a decade in the corporate world as an event planner, she gained a wide assortment of professional skills that she now applies to planning and creating her client’s dream weddings. Shannon’s calm attitude and light hearted, yet focused personality provides clients a relaxed connection and makes meetings with her feel organic and enjoyable; not as though planning your event is just a series of check marks and milestones.

Shannon loves beautiful, well-constructed events, and creating them is her passion. Providing our clients with an enjoyable experience from planning to production is always her goal. Shannon not only wants to create the wedding of your dreams, but she wants you to enjoy the process leading up to your big day.

AJ Gaston

Co-owner,
Chief Drink Architect

Also a small town kid, A.J. grew up in DeWitt, Arkansas where he gained first-hand experience in the art of “Southern Hospitality”. A.J. found his grandmother, Pat, to be a very influential person early in his life. She became the base for all that A.J. is as a person and as a professional. So now, A.J. ‘s art to create handcrafted cocktails mixed with his passion to serve others; has given him a vast number of skills and expertise after 25+ years working in local pubs, restaurants, night clubs, sporting event venues & private caterings.

Owner A.J. Gaston, an experienced bartender with a demonstrated history of working in the restaurants industry, has compiled a team of well-trained bartenders and servers that have the knowledge and experience to take any event to the next level. I.E.D. hires only five-star bartenders we know and have worked with firsthand. Our Bar Services include, but are not limited to: weddings, receptions, private parties, celebrations, wine/craft cocktail classes, bachelor and bachelorette parties, outside festivals, indoor and outdoor sports venues and corporate events.

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