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Behind the Scenes: Carolina Herrera Fall 2016 Bridal Collection

Trust me, you don’t have to be a Bride to be uhb-sessed with Carolina Herrera. Because when it comes iconic designers who continually raise the bar in the fashion industry, she’s it, and her Fall 2016 Bridal collection? Well, it’s out of this world gorg and we were lucky enough to join the iconic couturier in Dallas for an exclusive peek at her fresh off the runway collection. See the entire event unfold below!

The latest bridal collection from Carolina Herrera Spring 2016 is as romantic and playful as ever. Inspired by the beautiful white Jasmine, every gown is feminine and fresh. Infusing modern approaches with contemporary silhouettes, every single gown is what wedding dreams are made of.

#SMPBridalWeek goes behind the scenes with Carolina Herrera, below!

More Carolina Herrera gowns in THE VAULT!

Photography: Yesi Fortuna | Cinematography: Elysium Productions | Floral Design: Bows And Arrows | Wedding Dresses: Carolina Herrera, Spring 2016 | Bridal Boutique: Carolina Herrera | Desserts: Sugar Bee Sweets

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Fall Woodland Baby Shower

Oh it just doesn’t’ get more lovely than this woodland-inspired fall fête whipped up by The Avery Grace. With florals from Posh Floral Designs so incredibly gorgeous I could want to squeal and an equally stunning momma-to-be (not to mention a delicious menu including yummy fried chicken fromSissy’s Southern Kitchen), this, my friends, is baby shower perfection.

When I found out that Hayley was going to have a girl, my mind went into full party planning mode. I knew when designing her shower that it needed to be whimsical, earthy and feminine. All of that combined created the “Woodland Baby Shower.” It needed to be simple yet beautiful and a floral crown was a must! Angie from Posh Floral made one that was perfection! If a floral crown could sum up someones personality, this one did! The florals are a mix of plum, blush and deep burgundy. We decided to do something different than traditional centerpieces and I loved how the terrariums looked filled with moss and floral against the green earthy runners. The antlers helped add a rustic touch with soft florals resting on them and little touches of feathers to tie in with the invitation.

Sissy’s Southern Kitchen first came to mind because of their food. What pregnant woman doesn’t want fried chicken, mashed potatoes and mac and cheese at their shower!? It also helps that they have the cutest porch with a ton of natural light that pours in, which made for great photos. They also have the best dishware, which may sound silly but it totally made the table!

We were so lucky to have Courtnee, capture all of the photos of the day. I love every single shot she took of Hayley in the courtyard and they truly are something she can cherish forever.

Photography: Courtnee Murphy | Event Design: The Avery Grace | Floral Design: Posh Floral Designs | Cake: Layered Bake Shop | Invitations: Kirra Reyna Designs | Macarons: Creme De Le Cookie | Shower Venue : Sissy's Southern Kitchen

Earthy Lakeside Wedding Inspiration

Letting your wedding location inspire your color palette is always a good idea. Case in point? This earthy lakeside editorial from Kayla Barker and The Southern Table. It’s a blending of rough and smooth, jagged and flowing, warm and cool and it works sooo very well, from the Jenny Packham dress to the soft blue, peach and ivory tablescape. See more this way in THE VAULT!


From The Southern TableFor this inspirational shoot we wanted to combine the cooler tones from the calm water and the textures of the lakeside rock formations. We infused cool blue textures in the delicate hand-dyed silk runner and ribbons from Silk & Willow and the hand-lettered invitation suite from the Script Merchant.

The warm tones of peach dahlias and garden roses, eclectic greenery textures, ND forged stone vessels accentuate the location’s natural distinctive rock formations. Our model was flawlessly styled with a textual braid with beach waves and natural makeup by Tracy Melton.

The gorgeous Jenny Packham gown with grey underlay and gold and pewter beading added an unexpected touch of glamour to this diverse Texas landscape. Kayla Barker utilized the overcast skies and reflective water to perfectly capture this ethereal setting.

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Peach | Light Blue | Ivory

Photography: Kayla Barker Fine Art Photography | Event Design: The Southern Table | Floral Design: The Southern Table | Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham | Invitations: Script Merchant Calligraphy | Hair And Makeup: Tracy Melton Artistry | Venue: Rockledge Park | Bridal Boutique: Stanley Korshak Bridal Salon | Rentals: Perch Event Decor Rental | Ribbon & Runner: Silk And Willow

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