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6 years in the making:

Ashley Agura

and

Benjamin Kitchens

Ashley Agura

and

Benjamin Kitchens

December 9, 2023

Our Start!

a storyline straight out of Grey's Anatomy...

Okay, well our love story is maybe a little less glamorous than an episode of Grey's Anatomy - but Shonda Rhimes did get one thing right- the hospital is a great place to find your future spouse! When you work long, irregular hours, you're bound to seek solace in a work colleague that is in the same boat as you. Ashley often sought out Ben to vent about - you name it- tough patient encounters, less than ideal hospital food, and more often than not, the most recent bad date she had struggled through. Finally, after a year of being her steadfast office confidant, Ben saw his window of opportunity to ask Ashley out on a date, and thank goodness he took the chance! After a night out of oysters, Dallas theater, and listening to an entire Blink-182 CD (yep, CDs still exist in Ben world), the two realized that there had been a more-than-friends connection all along, that seemed foolish not to pursue. Cue: the next 5 years! As Rihanna so poetically puts it- "We found love in a hopeless place". Joking aside, Baylor Hospital will always hold such meaning for us as a couple. Wouldn't trade those early years for the world!

Weekend Timeline

The Wedding Website of Ashley Agura and Benjamin Kitchens
So excited to host y'all in our city!

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Historic Frankford Church Ceremony

4:00 pm

Frankford Preservation Foundation
17400 Muirfield, Dallas, TX 75287

Winter Cocktail

This is a historically preserved church. Certain footwear, primarily narrow or spike heels, will not be allowed inside the church in order to preserve the easily damaged soft yellow pine floors. Please avoid stiletto heels and go for a wedge or block heel. If you do choose to wear a sharp heel, you will have the option to remove your shoe and wear a cloth bootie. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping this special church in pristine condition!

Nasher Sculpture Center Reception

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201

Winter Cocktail

Weather permitting, this will be an OUTDOOR reception. The weather might be on the chillier side, so please look at weather and dress appropriately for the weather! Jackets, wraps, warmer fabrics, etc! We also recommend wearing shoes appropriate for walking/dancing on grass. There will be valet services at the entrance to the museum on Flora Street. Smoking is strictly prohibited in the garden.

Traveling & Accommodations: Dallas, TX

Below you will find information on where our hotel "blocks" are! That in mind, Dallas has a large array of accommodation options for every style and budget; feel free to reach out if additional recommendations might be needed!

Shuttle

Shuttle from Hall Arts Hotel and Fairmont Hotel

December 9, 2023 2:45 pm

For those staying in hotel blocks, a shuttle will transport round trip from the Hall Arts Hotel and Fairmont Hotel to our ceremony, and provide transportation back. Pick up times from hotels as follows: Fairmont Hotel at 3 PM and Hall Arts Hotel at 3 PM. The shuttle will transport you back to the hotels or near by hotel bar. Reception starts at 6 PM just around the corner.

Hotel

HALL Arts Hotel Dallas, Curio Collection by Hilton

1717 Leonard Street, Dallas, TX 75201
 

There is a hotel room block at this hotel for our guests. Please click "view" below, and BOOK BY NOV 10th FOR THE DISCOUNTED RATE. This is a beautiful hotel choice, within a couple blocks distance of our reception site. Our shuttle to the church on the big day will have a pick up from this hotel. At the end of the night, a quick walk or a short drive and you'll be there. Specific transportation will not be provided at the end of the night.

Hotel

Fairmont Dallas

1717 North Akard Street, Dallas, TX 75201
 

There is a hotel room block at this hotel for our guests. Please mention the Agura/Kitchen's wedding and BOOK BY NOV 17th FOR THE DISCOUNTED RATE. This is a beautiful hotel choice, within a couple blocks distance of our reception site. Our shuttle to the church on the big day will have a pick up from this hotel. At the end of the night, a quick walk or a short drive and you'll be there. Specific transportation will not be provided at the end of the night.

Flight

DFW International Airport, Love Field Airport

DFW has 2 great airports, with many flight options. DFW and Love Field. Love Field is closer to Dallas and notably great if you fly Southwest, Delta (amongst some other smaller airlines). DFW is a bit farther away but may have more airline/flight options.

Travel Note

Other Housing

Dallas is a large city! Check maps for other hotels you may prefer, or search AirBnB/VRBO for housing options to suit your needs. Please note the shuttle will only be transporting to and from the hotel blocks.

Registry

Williams Sonoma
Crate and Barrel

Gallery

The Wedding Website of Ashley Agura and Benjamin Kitchens
just a *few* photos of us from the last 6 wonderful years!
Penny, our "pandemic fur baby", and the love of both our lives!
Engagement Night!
Arches National Park. Some of our best time together has been spent outdoors, seeing this wonderful planet!
Travel is a must! This is in Spain, drinking cider and soaking in culture.
After a good friend's wedding. Proof that we can stay up late!
Selfie with "Big Tex" @ Texas State Fair. A Ben "must", now an Ashley "must"! We have gone every year for the last 5 years!
Sunrise at Delicate Arch, Arches National Park. Hiking in dark under the stars highly recommended, but recommend headlamps, instead of the iPhone flashlights we were using!
Drinking a forever favorite- Txakoli wine from the Basque Region of Spain. (you can grab a bottle at Central Market if you're interested!)

Do/Eat/Drink/See

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Dallas can feel spread out, but has a lot to offer! Check the map for some of our favorite scenic views, cultural spots, exercise locales, shopping, and restaurants/bars!!

Klyde Warren Park

2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas, TX 75201

Large urban park great for walking around, exercising, and links you to the Uptown Dallas area without having to cross busy streets!

Dallas Museum of Art

1717 North Harwood Street, Dallas, TX 75201

Amazing Museum a stone's throw from our reception site! If you love art, this is a great place to spend your time.

White Rock Lake

Dallas, TX

This is about as nature-y as youll get in Dallas- and its AWESOME! If you want exercise- 11+ miles of running, biking, strolling paths.

Dallas Farmers Market

920 South Harwood Street, Dallas, TX 75201

Saturday morning. Coffee. Eats. Shopping. A really cool place to bop around in the south downtown area.

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218

If the weather is nice, head here for gorgeous garden strolls, great views of White Rock Lake, and their "12 Days of Christmas" display they do every year!

Tei-An

1722 Routh Street, Dallas, TX 75201

Ben and I's favorite restaurant in Dallas!

Truck Yard

5624 Sears Street, Dallas, TX 75206

Open beer garden/"dive"bar! Easy, casual spot to have a day time beverage!

Katy Trail (Dallas)

Katy Trail (Dallas), Dallas, TX

Awesome trail. Go. Walk. Run. Bike. Stop at Katy Trail Ice house for a patio beverage with outdoor fire pits. Good play to catch a sports game you are not wanting to miss!

Highland Park Village

47 Highland Park Village, Dallas, TX 75205

Strollable, outdoor, high end shopping, if this is what you crave! Also decorated beautifully with Christmas lights during this time of year! We recommend driving around and looking at Christmas lights in the surrounding neighborhood (Highland Park!)

Reunion Tower

300 Reunion Boulevard East, Dallas, TX 75207

The "BIG D" building you see in our skyline! Take an elevator up and enjoy rotating views of Dallas! There are also nice restaurants in this building, but you can go just for the views!

NorthPark Center

8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75225

An honestly impressively beautiful mall- filled with nice stores, restaurants, and art instillations! Busy during the holiday season, but if you need a last minute outfit, this would be a good one-stop shop!

Neiman Marcus

1618 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75201

Where Neiman Marcus first made its footprint! If you like shopping, and history, check out this gorgeous department store!

AllGood Cafe

2934 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75226

You basic, delicious breakfast. Follow good foot with a by a stroll around Deep Ellum- a bright and energetic neighborhood in Dallas!

Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health

3500 Gaston Avenue, Dallas, TX 75246

No need to go here, but if you're ever wondering where Ben and Ashley first met! If you need medical care, please go the nearest medical center- there are plenty in DFW :)

Questions for us?

Question

Is there a dress code?

Answer

Winter Cocktail! Weather permitting, this will be an OUTDOOR reception. The weather will be on the chillier side, so please dress appropriately for cold weather! Jackets, wraps, warmer fabrics, etc! Men: recommend suit and tie/tux optional. Ladies: Cocktail or long dresses, pant suits, etc! Have fun with it, and dress to keep warm! The church venue has a "no sharp heel policy" (specifically, sharp, stiletto type heels). If you do wear these you may be asked to remove and wear a cloth bootie. We recommend wedges, block heels, or flats.

Question

When should I RSVP by?

Answer

November 11th please

Question

Can I bring a date?

Answer

Your formal invitation will specify if you are able to bring an additional guest. We are limited on space with our venues, so unfortunately we will not be able to accommodate everyone.

Question

Are kids welcome?

Answer

With the exception of some of our younger family members, this is an adult only reception.

Question

Is there parking for the ceremony or reception?

Answer

There will be a shuttle to and from the ceremony, for those staying at the hotel blocks. If you are driving, the church has a parking lot, and the reception venue will have valet provided for your convenience.

Question

I have a food allergy, can I make a special request?

Answer

Please fill our the RSVP card on your invitation with any dietary requests.

Question

Are you registered? Where?

Answer

See "registry" on this wedding website!

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