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West Elm + Style Me Pretty Wedding Registry Pop-Up

One of the best perks of tying the knot? Sprucing up your newlywed abode with registry goodies, of course. A few weeks ago, we partnered with the West Elm to launch their brand new wedding registry. Alongside some of our favorite local vendors, we pored over their gorgeous wares, snapped fun photo booth pics, indulged in sweets from Mayflour and Blackbird Doughnuts, and got to chat with some pretty darn adorable Boston soon-to-be’s. It was an incredible day to say the least and we were so happy to be a part of West Elm‘s new adventure!

Petal Floral Design‘s spread was so indicative of designer Becca’s aesthetic….lush, organic and utterly beautiful. Becca can basically transform any space into something dreams are made of and she used a few elements from West Elm to crank it up a couple of notches. But honestly, the best part about Becca is that she is one of the coolest chicks I know and just wants to do what she loves most…make beautiful things. 

Ruthie is one of our nearest and dearest friends and she was on hand to not only show off her gorgeous portfolio, but to also shoot the gathering in all its glory. Ruthie is responsible for so many of our favorite moments on Style Me Pretty and not surprisingly, she really captured the event so beautifully. We heart Ruthie in a big way.

I’ve been a longtime admirer of Lauren‘s work so to get to meet the lovely lady behind the genius was a definite highlight. And when I tell you she didn’t disappoint, that might be the understatement of the century. Lauren is the very definition of loveliness and she came equipped with one of the cutest favors I’ve ever seen – tiny firestarter kits for late summer nights under the stars. I could die.

I could basically fall in love with anyone that offers me free samples of buttercream but Jocelyn of Mayflour Cakes is on an entirely other level. She was doling out petite bites of heaven that had the words honey and lavender in them and to be honest, I was shoveling them into my mouth faster than I could hear any more about them. Plus, she just has a way with beautiful cakes so they were as pretty as they were yummy.

I think my husband Tait – also an SMP-er – basically rooted himself beside the Blackbird Doughnut display. And funny, the whole crowd seemed to innately migrate towards them too. Why? Oh maybe because these doughnuts are AH.MAZING. Dark Chocolate Ganache, Lemon Raspberry and oh I don’t know, some other amazing flavors were definitely the belle of the ball.

Photography: Ruth Eileen | Wedding Registry: West Elm | Event Design + Firestarter Favors: Lauren Wells Design & Styling | Floral Design: Petal Floral Design | Cakes: Mayflour Cake + Confections | Doughnuts: Blackbird Doughnuts

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Dallas Spring Garden Elopement

To me, this celebration is the ultimate “big wedding vs. elopement” compromise. With just four months to plan, the bride and groom opted for a sweet, simple, nearest-and-dearest-only morning “I do” at the charming Dallas Arboretum with Tracy Enoch on hand to capture. The Southern Table provided the loose, organic bouquets of the bride’s wedding dreams, and as for the full gallery of pretty? We’re only just getting started.

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From The Bride…Jason and I met in June of 2008 while working together in Dallas, TX. I was home from college and took a summer job at the store where Jason was employed. I was immediately infatuated with him. He’s the most charming, hilarious, and lovable person I’ve ever known. A couple years later, I graduated, and we finally started dating! A little over 3 and a half years of dating later, Jason proposed on Christmas Eve 2014. We had been talking about marriage for over a year, but I was still completely surprised!

As soon as the whirlwind of engagement died down a little, I was overwhelmed by the idea of planning our wedding. We highly considered a destination elopement, but we finally determined that Dallas was the city that brought us together and we couldn’t imagine exchanging vows anywhere else. We still wanted the intimate feeling of an elopement, so when I found The Poetry Garden at the Dallas Arboretum, I knew it was the perfect venue for our ceremony.

A little less than 4 months after our engagement, on April 17, 2015, Jason and I were married! The flowers were in full bloom and the weather was especially gorgeous. We didn’t see each other the day before the wedding, but we chose to do a first look in order to calm some nerves and have a moment alone before the big event. At the first look, we exchanged cards, and I gifted Jason his grandfather’s watch. His grandfather passed away last year, and I knew that Jason would appreciate having a reminder of him at our wedding.

Jason’s uncle officiated our Friday morning ceremony as our eleven guests watched on. A string-duo serenaded us in the secret garden while my dad walked me down the aisle. Jason and I shed a few tears of joy as we exchanged our vows- It was the first time I’d ever seen him cry! I’ll never forget that moment. After our ceremony we all celebrated with mimosas, brunch, and our favorite strawberries ’n cream cake.

After we got engaged, Jason assured me that his only request was for me to have the wedding of my dreams. My vision for the wedding was elegant, organic, romance. Due to our short timeline and minimal budget, I decided to DIY our wedding invitations. With a background in art, I chose to watercolor our wedding stationary. I wanted to allude to the garden setting without being too feminine. I tore the paper edges for an organic touch and lined the envelopes with a subtle metallic paper. I addressed our envelopes using watercolor paint and a brush. Finally, vintage stamps completed the look I was going for.

My 3 bridesmaids wore long, flowing, neutral-toned dresses and carried beautiful organic bouquets in a subtle blush ombre. I wore a modern (rented!) Nha Khanh gown with flat embellished sandals and my mom’s diamond earrings. Delicate ribbon cascaded down from my luxurious bouquet of peonies, ranunculus, and garden roses. Our amazing florist, Maxine Owens of The Southern Table, completely mastered my floral vision. I swear everything she touches is magic!

Photography was of upmost importance to me since I work in the photo industry as a fashion art director. When I met Tracy Enoch, I knew she was the perfect fit for us. Tracy shoots primarily film photography, and I’m so in love with the natural light and nostalgic feel she was able to capture in our images. Best of all, her personality is just as lovely as her art!

Our wedding was even better than we could have imagined. We feel so blessed that it went off without a hitch, and we are so glad it didn’t rain as the weather report predicted! We are thankful for all of our family, friends, and vendors who made it so perfect. It was an unforgettable day.

Photography: Tracy Enoch | Floral Design: The Southern Table | Wedding Dress: Nha Khanh | Cakes: Breadwinners Inwood Village | Ceremony: The Dallas Arboretum | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: JCrew | Hair And Makeup: Q The MUA | Ceremony Music: European Ensemble Strings | Brunch Reception: Breadwinners Inwood Village | Cake Topper: BHLDN | Envelope Liner Paper: Paper Source | Velvet Ring Box: The Mrs. Box | Vintage Stamps: VerdeStudio

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Allure Romance Fall 2015 Collections

We love Allure Bridals for a million reasons, and number one just may be their Romance Fall 2015 Collection. Inspired by textures found in tulle, embroidery and lace as well as classic silhouettes + feminine details, you will want to spend some serious time drooling over this stunning collection in the Look Book.

Capturing all the sweetness of bridal beauty, Allure Bridals Romance Fall 2015 Collection is perfect for the bride looking for something classic and elegant while being a bit playful and romantic. To complete the bridal look, we are loving Allure Bridesmaids dresses which are offered in gorgeous colors, patterns and silhouettes — your ladies will be thanking you!

To see the full bridal + bridesmaids collections, head over to the Look Book! Happy shopping, my dears!

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Charming Burgundy Wedding Inspiration

Chéris, you’re about to feast you’re eyes on the gorgeous that happens when Sylvie Gil hosts one of her workshops—100% pure pretty loaded with inspiration that we’ll be pinning for days. The incredible Brooke Keegan layered in her beautiful touch with a heaping dose of elegance, sprinkled with charm, and wild blooms from Holly Flora to boot. It’s just what we envision the perfect French destination wedding to be.

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From Sylvie GilThis wedding was created for the exclusive 4-day film photography workshop held in Burgundy, France every year in April. Lead by fine art film photographer Sylvie Gil, L’amour et L’image brings to France some of the leaders of the American wedding industry.

An amazing team of creatives, some of the top wedding professionals in the United States, joined us to style and design beautiful weddings scenes in this stunning environment.

From Brooke KeeganChateau de Varennes is located in the gorgeous Burgundy region of France. With its expansive grounds, gardens, chateaux and chapel, it makes for the perfect wedding venue. Just recently named CNN’s top ten wedding venues worldwide, it was the only venue in France to receive these honors. When Sylvie was in search of the perfect workshop location and came across Chateau de Varennes, it was a no brainer!

When Sylvie asked me to collaborate with her, I was so excited to dive in and start designing. I knew I had to bring over the rock star duo, Holly and Becky from Holly Flora to help me execute my vision. I wanted there to be cohesiveness throughout the 3 days of the workshop, but I also wanted to create interest and slightly different color palettes to keep the attendees interested from day to day. The underlying tone of the week was the color blush. Some say it is such a traditional decision, but every day, I put a completely different twist on such a “tradition” and “typical” color that is often incorporated in weddings because it is timeless.

All of the attendees were able to sign up for one on ones with the instructors. The great thing is that each instructor offered a different type of one on one. Bianca from Little Miss Press offered a calligraphy class, which all of the attendees loved, and Holly Flora offered foraging in the backcountry of the chateaux. This gave the attendees the opportunity to help pick the items that would accompany the floral designs for the day.

The first day we infused it with natural greens, ivories, whites and blooming branches into the styled shoots. The second day, we infused a deep burgundy color with the blush as well as blooming branches, whites, ivories and natural greens. And the third and final day, we incorporated mixed metals along with blush, butter yellow, whites, ivories, soft peach and natural greens. Where they all had the underlying blush tone, they all looked different and created a different mood and feel for each day. It is proof that blush can be more impactful when paired with other colors and tones!

Thank you to all of our partners that made this workshop possible: Sylvie Gil, Brooke Keegan Weddings and Events, Holly Flora, Little Miss Press, Potluck Consulting, Girl with a Serious Dream, Claire Pettibone, Lazaro, Jannie Baltzer, Sarah Janks, The Mrs. Box, La Tavola Fine Linen, Style Me Pretty, The Knot, The Black Tux, Little Miss Makeup and Styled by TC.

Photography: Sylvie Gil Photography | Styling: Brooke Keegan Weddings And Events | Tuxes: The Black Tux | Accessories: Styled By Tc | Candles: Holly Flora | Chateau De Varennes: Chateau De Varennes | Church Gown: Lazaro | Film: Kodak | Floral Design And Candles: Holly Flora | Gown in window: Sarah Janks | Gowns: Claire Pettibone | Linens: La Tavola | Lingerie: Girl with a serious dream | Model: Louise Molinaro | Model: Antonin Chevalier | Model: Christophe Berlin | Paper products - Calligraphy: Little Miss Press | Ring Boxes: The Mrs Box | SEO And Marketing: Potluck Consulting | Sylvie Gil Workshops: Sylvie Gil Workshops | Veil - headpieces: Jannie Baltzer

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