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Holiday Proposal lnspiration Shoot

I KNOW I’m not alone in saying the holidays are my favorite time of year, and around these parts it’s known as the season of sparkle…aka proposal time! And whether you’re already rocking that left hand bling, or anxiously awaiting the big event, we’ve got a seasonal engagement shoot that’ll get the romance party started. Thanks to Lindsey Shea and Sweet Pea Events for this Christmastime gem!

From the planner…It’s the most wonderful time of the year! So what better time to get engaged was the question I asked myself when looking for my latest inspiration. A Christmas tree farm is the perfect festive backdrop for an engagement to take place complete with all of your favorite holiday goodies – Christmas trees, gifts, jingle bells, gingerbread men, and even a little sprinkle of snow! With some amazing vendors we pulled this holiday themed proposal together to spread some Christmas cheer + inspiration for the upcoming season! Happy Holidays!

Photography: Lindsey Shea | Event Planning: Sweet Pea Events -Victoria Rellas | Bakery: Amuse Bake Shop | Calligraphy: Natalie Grace | Christmas Tree Farm: 4 CeeSons Christmas Tree Farm | Florals: Gro Floral + Event Design | Hair + Makeup: Lindey Duckworth

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Understated Elegance in Dallas, Texas at Brookhollow Golf Club

Sit down pretties, because this beauty of a wedding captured by Nicole Berrett Photography needs every little bit of your attention this morning. Dripping in stunning neutral and metallic tones and overflowing with details that will leave you speechless (that vintage plate seating wall has my heart), this gallery is what wedding blogging dreams are made of. And the amazing film from Candlelight Films below? That’s the icing on the cake. 

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From The Bride…I love unexpected design elements/quirks throughout a wedding day. With that in mind, I knew I wanted our wedding to have a vintage elegant feel with hints of whimsy and romance. Having an “understated elegance” approach helped narrow down the color palette, florals and my favorite project, our seating chart installation.

The color palette was made up of neutral & creams, soft blushes and accents of metallic gold. I worked with some amazing vendors to bring my vision to life for many elements of our wedding day, but the biggest projects were the ceremony backdrop and seating chart instillation.

I worked with Stems of Dallas to help create a backdrop for the wedding ceremony that consisted of layers upon layers of mixed materials and ribbon with candles and rose petals lining the aisle.

The plate instillation was my “baby”. I love vintage china and I curated a group of plates I absolutely loved from local shops and Etsy. From there I worked with an event construction company and calligrapher where we met numerous times to ensure the layout, calligraphy and execution all matched my vision. This was the first time these vendors had ever done a project like this so we were all very excited to see the end result. When people ask me how I came up with this idea, I tell them that I had my “aha moment” when viewing an image of plates hung on a dining room wall. I incorporated similar plates into the table numbers to tie it all together.

Another fun detail was the bridal sketch I had on display. I did not take bridal portraits and felt this would be a great keepsake for years to come. I searched for an artist that could keep the sketch realistic, but light and romantic. I came across Linda Lloyd and she did an amazing job!

My favorite part of our wedding was the first look Fritz and I had together. We went from smiling and laughing to happy tears and hugging to soft whispers. Even though our videographer, photographer and wedding planner were all there to help make the moment special it felt like it was just the two of us, in our own little world.

I had the opportunity to donate some of the beautiful floral arrangements featured throughout our big day to a local hospice nursing home in honor of my mom. She passed away in 2008 from brain cancer. I’m so glad I was able to honor her on the most important day of my life while bringing joy and happiness to others.

Photography: Nicole Berrett Photography | Videographer: Candlelight Films | Planner: Abbie O Events | Florist: Stems Of Dallas | Wedding Cake: Jackie Spratt Cakes | Hair & Makeup: Erin Blair Makeup And Hair Design | Calligrapher: A Whimsical Script | Officiant: Love Notes | Ceremony Music: Serenata Strings | Bride's Gown: Patsy's : A Bridal Boutique | Ceremony & Reception: Brookhollow Golf Club | Lighting/Drapery: Absolute Lighting | Linens: La Tavola | Paper Goods: Sweet Magnolia Paper | Plate Installation: Liland's Special Events | Reception Music: Signed, Sealed, Delivered | Stage Facade: Perch Event Decor Rental | Tuxedos: Culwell And Sons

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Chic Texas Garden Wedding at Marie Gabrielle

Every time I see Virgil Bunao‘s name, I stop whatever I am doing so I can pay full attention to his work. He captures weddings in a way that literally makes me heart leap, and this Marie Gabrielle garden wedding proves my point in the prettiest of ways. Filled with love and gorgeous details, this gallery is honestly my definition perfection. See even more here.

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From Virgil BunaoWhen Heather and Jason contacted me to be their wedding photographer, I knew what an honor this would be. Heather is a professional photographer and her work is absolutely beautiful. Knowing this awesome duo entrusted their photos to me was both thrilling and terrifying at the same time. I had to have my A-game on because they have a long selection of wedding photographers to choose from! Their first round with me was their engagement photos and those turned out amazing; they are a great-looking couple. Their June wedding proved me wrong when I thought that their photos couldn’t get any better. Marie Gabrielle is definitely a spot to look into for your wedding if you’re in the Dallas area or if you’re contemplating having a destination wedding there. The gardens are perfectly manicured, the indoor spots are a photographer’s dream (especially if you love modern architecture), and the food is scrumptious and almost too stunning to eat. Almost!

Heather and Jason played on Marie Gabrielle’s interior decor by using some warm brown tones and earthy colors for their centerpieces and place settings. It was certainly rustic done expertly and I wouldn’t expect any less from this stylish couple! With Jason in his dapper Tom Ford suit and Heather in her classic Yoana Baraschi gown, it was a chic day with lots of love infused throughout, from the newlyweds to their families. My time in Dallas was definitely well-spent!

Photography: Virgil Bunao | Floral Design: Kate Foley Designs | Wedding Dress: Yoana Baraschi | Cake: Hipster Cakes | Invitations: Invitations By Dawn | Ceremony Venue: Marie Gabrielle | Reception Venue: Marie Gabrielle | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Catering: Marie Gabrielle | Makeup: Sabrina Hull | Hair: Hair Artistry By Jeanie R. | DJ: DJ's Etc. | Groom's Attire: Tom Ford | Ceremony Music: Jenny Watts | Ceremony Music: Meridian String Quartet | Dress Shop: Neiman Marcus | Planning: Glenda Miller At Marie Gabrielle | Suit Shop: Bergdorf Goodman

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Dallas Symphony Orchestra Bridal Session

When you pair a stunning Bride with Elan Makeup Studio and Sarah Kate Photography for an afternoon at Dallas Symphony Orchestra, well, perfectly pretty things are bound to happen my dears. Rosy pink cheeks dance with lace and satin and buttons galore for this darling bridal sesh. Head on over to the gallery for more.

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From Elan Makeup StudioKaitlin Teske got married on 6-20-14, this allows us to show you her beautiful bridal portrait. She is a high school orchestra instructor and wanted to shoot at the beautiful Dallas Symphony. We love the clean shots, her natural look and the AMAZING DRESS detail.

Photography: Sarah Kate Photography | Wedding Dress: Allure | Venue: Dallas Symphony Orchestra | Makeup & Hair: Elan Makeup Studio

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Whimsical Dallas Loft Wedding

If I had to describe this Texan soiree from Nbarrett Photography in just a few words, it’d be bright, whimsical and just plain fun. With cheerful arrangements by Bows And Arrows and scrumptious cakes by Layered Bake Shop, every charming detail will have you scrolling through the gallery for so much more.

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From Nbarrett PhotographyGorgeous, May wedding with beautiful vibrant colors. This wedding was an eclectic mix of Spring blooms arranged in Spanish terra cotta on gold sparkled table tops. And to top it off a stunning floral curtain installation for the ceremony. From the Bride… For our wedding day the first thing we knew we wanted was a fabulous photographer. Natalie was the perfect fit! From the first time I met Natalie all the way to the engagement shoot (her adorable bulldog Magnolia kept us laughing the whole time) we fed off of her energy which made our wedding day perfect. We also knew we wanted a May wedding since the flowers and light are the best reminders of the starting of our engagement. After spotting Hickory Street Annex while driving through Dallas, we instantly knew that the architecture and freedom of the venue is exactly what we were looking for! The vintage yet industrial feel and renovated bridal suite is what made me fall in love. We were at the liberty of having both the ceremony and reception in one location but the venue still had a natural flow… especially since the guests could use the repurposed bridal suite as a cocktail area. Of course, planning a wedding is stressful. I eventually realized that collecting every little detail of our wedding is not my cup of tea so we asked Amanda from Hickory Street Annex to help. She was amazing! She knew that we wanted to keep the wedding small and intimate by only having 75 guests. Knowing that a wedding isn’t complete without magnificent flowers…we met with Alicia from Bows & Arrows who knew exactly what we were looking for. We wanted something completely different and to be super vibrant! The deep purple, bright pinks, and oranges from the flowers is what fueled the inspiration for our wedding. She and her wonderful team created the most astonishing hand strung flowers for the ceremony back drop and they used unbelievable terra cotta pots for the centerpieces. They even set aside the perfect colored blooms to be placed on our delicious cakes and dessert bar (my favorite part of the wedding)! Most importantly, the best part of our wedding day was sharing it with our little boy, family, and guests! Their love and support was the only thing we wanted on our wedding day.

Photography: Nbarrett Photography | Coordination: Amanda Taylor | Floral Design: Bows And Arrows | Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander | Invitations: Caroline Creates | Shoes: Valentino | Catering: Gil's Catering | Makeup: Erika Curry | DJ: Colby Logan | Wedding Venue: Hickory Street Annex | Cake & Treats: Layered Bake Shop | Photo Booth: 4 Flashes

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Romantic Park City Club Wedding

This adorable duo had a BIG bridal party, and I love it. I’m a more the merrier kind of gal, and the bigger the bridal party means more blooms too! Posh Floral decked out the ten pretty in pink cowgirl-booted bridesmaids with darling bouquets, the handsome groomsmen in charming boutonnieres and the flower girl in a sweet floral crown. Not to mention, even more floral goodness at the reception—see it all in the gallery from Stephanie Brazzle!

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From Posh FloralLeslie (McCombs) and Ivan Roussev met at Southern Methodist University, Ivan is from Bulgaria (and his step-father is French), Leslie is a true Texas girl, the wedding was a Texas chic with old world European. The ceremony was at Perkins Chapel on the SMU campus to tie together where the two met. Park City Club brought the different cultures together perfectly. Valerie and Valerie Wedding and Events designed the cheese/fruit/bread display, floral, and all the sweet accents (wine cork guest “book”, table numbers, etc.) to make it just lovely. Posh Floral brought in white and pink florals to match with the blush bridesmaids’ dresses, and gave the wedding and reception a soft and beautiful feel. Panini Bakery created the bride and groom cakes, including a special Gluten Free cake for the bride, and a birthday cake for her aunt! The Wonders rocked the house of 300 attendees, and kept everyone dancing! Everything was brought together and executed by Brittany Timmerman Events.

Photography: Stephanie Brazzle Photography | Wedding Planner: Brittany Timmerman | Florist: Posh Floral | Wedding Gown: Kira Plastinina | Cake: Panini Bakery | Ceremony Venue: Perkins Chapel | Reception: Park City Club | Hair Stylist: Joey Borrego | Make Up Artist: LB Rosser | Olive Bench: Olive Bench | Quest Drape: Quest Drape | Wedding Designers: Valerie And Valerie Wedding And Events

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