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Sail Off Into the Sunset with This Nautical Inspiration Session

Inspired by the picturesque sailboats at Dallas’ White Rock Lake, this incredible team of creatives (including Anna Smith PhotographyJenny McCannCallie ManionChelsea Q. White PhotographyKate Pease, Ben Q. Photography and Allen Tsai Photography) created a nautical dream with ethereal touches throughout. From the two-piece blue wedding dress to the delicious cakes from Sugar Bee Sweets, this inspiration session is almost too good to be true. See it all in The Vault!

From Anna Smith PhotographyOur Haystack Film Gathering community in Dallas is thriving. We have such a great and talented group of photographers that love to get together and collaborate on shoots, sharing ideas, talent and camaraderie unparalleled with other cities. Currently there are about 20 of us and we are growing! For the summer gathering, Anna Smith Photography and Silver Lining Events put on an amazingly gorgeous sunset nautical inspiration shoot at the Dallas White Rock Lake. The inspiration came from the idea to use one of the sailboats at the lake and combine that with a neutral palette of elegant, light and classy hues of blues and greens. The florals used were: cream vendela roses, cream football mums, cream privett flowering, cream peonies, spray roses cream majolica, Nigella blue, Millet green, salad leaf and silver dollar eucalyptus.

The color palette Silver Lining Events used was white, cream, shades of blue and natural greens. We chose an ethereal bridal gown from A and Be Bridal that was a two-piece corset and skirt. The corset had a light blue underlining and accented our style oh-so-well. The groom’s style was impeccable in a white tuxedo from Culwell & Son in Dallas. Vella Nest Floral designed bouquets and centerpieces with bright shades of green and white.

The table designed by Silver Lining Events was decorated with help of ChrysQ Handcrafted hand-dyed linens for a natural seaside look. We scattered sand and seashells throughout. Sugar Bee Sweets provided the two delicious-looking watercolor cakes. Bunny and Bear is my absolute go-to stationery and calligraphy company. She is so talented and created stationery and all the calligraphy with blue, green and white hues to match our floral design. We hope you enjoy this gorgeous collaboration!

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Photography: Jenny McCann | Photography: Anna Smith Photography | Photography: Chelsea Q. White Photography | Photography: Kate Pease | Photography: Ben Q Photography | Photography: Haystack Film Gathering | Photography: Allen Tsai Photography | Photography: Callie Manion | Styling: Silver Lining Events + Co. | Floral Design: Vella Nest | Cake: Sugar Bee Sweets | Jewelry: Shapiro Diamonds | Hair + Makeup: Q Hair and Make Up | Stationery + Calligraphy: Bunny And Bear Paper | Groom's Attire: Culwell & Son | Venue: White Rock Lake | Bridal Boutique: a&be bridal shop | Models: Ashley Sherrell & TJ Borcky | Ribbon: Silk & Willow | Ring Box: The Mrs Box | Sailboat: White Rock Lake Sailboat Photoshoots | Table Runner: CHRYSQ Handrafted

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Playful + Glam Palm Springs Garden Party Inspiration Shoot

With a vision of “a glamorous garden party with the nostalgia of Palm Springs,” this all-star team of creatives dreamt up this tropical bridal shower editorial we want to dive right into. Palm leaves and pineapples, bright colors and signature cocktails — this shoot from Charla Storey Photography, The Southern Table, Southern Fried Paper, Bella Acento, Layered Bake Shop and Natalia Issa is a summer dream.


From Charla StoreyOur vision was to combine a glamorous garden party with the nostalgia of Palm Springs. Graphic elements of palm leaves, pineapples and whimsical flamingos are featured throughout the party accessories designed by Southern Fried Paper.

“Our team was thinking what we would all love for a summer bash and we kept coming back to gold pineapples and palm leaves. We wanted to make these special details that are so Pin-worthy easily available for every celebration, no matter the size. We just launched our Tropical collection on etsy, which features all of the paper and party accessories from this adorable editorial like laser cut drink stirrers, napkins and invitations. Our favorite is the laser cut palm invitation folder. It adds a unique wow factor for any tropical event!”

The Southern Table brought the vibrant colors of summer with a garden twist. “We combined tropical elements like ginger, palm leaves and citrus with our garden favorites of coral charm peonies, poppies and sweet pea.”

Natalia Issa styled Amanda in side-swept perfection with a headpiece of freesias and ferns. Her coral tone lip accented the look perfectly. Our chic bride-to-be opted for a modern blush jumpsuit perfect for a poolside party.

Charla Storey Photography captured the lightness and vibrancy of our editorial collaboration. When you have a team this talented, the only thing left to do is celebrate the beauty! And our signature cocktail is the perfect recipe for this summer soiree!

Cocktail recipe: Mango Sunrise: Champagne, grenadine and mango, layered for a festive ombre cocktail.

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Photography: Charla Storey Photography | Cake: Layered Bake Shop | Hair + Makeup: Natalia Issa | Floral Design + Styling: The Southern Table | Invitations + Design: Southern Fried Paper | Location: Jefferson Tower | Modeling Agency: Molli With Callidus Agency | Rentals: Bella Acento

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The New It Color This Wedding Season: Terracotta

If you thought orange was overrated then we invite you to peruse this gallery. Because if anyone could make the tang of terracotta look totally chic it’s this dream team right here (we’re looking at you Kayla Barker Fine Art Photography, Bows and Arrows, Sugar Bee Sweets and The Wildflowers). Blooming with beautiful hues and lovely rentals a la Bella Acento, we’ve got every saturated second waiting in The Vault!

From The WildflowersThe elegant ambience of the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas’ iconic residence-turned-posh-hotel, secures its status as a beloved venue. The hotel’s blush and terra cotta hues exude joy, and the exterior walls perfectly complement a gold-toned wedding palette. This was the setting of this private floral workshop hosted by Bows and Arrows.

Imperfect cobblestone paths took the bride through twists and turns in the mansion’s secluded gardens. Her bouquet was loose and draped, creating a just-picked vibe, and included a mix of bright open blooms and smaller delicate buds. Rich purples and dark greens contrasted with happy pinks and yellows to add dimension.

The bride’s undone, looped updo echoed the cascading raw silk ribbons on her bouquet—which were featured in rust hues on invitations with barely-there swirling calligraphy. Her striking gold ring paired beautifully with the warm colors around her.
Both her veil and dress flowed effortlessly in the wind, adding movement to the gown’s feminine and fluid silhouette.

An arch framed the bride in asymmetrical vines in an organic shape, as though they had just sprouted. The arch was left with rustic wood exposed, to add balance to an otherwise bold look.

Tablescapes included light wood flatware, matte ceramics, and lush, low flowers. The cake was similarly sleek, with a smooth finish that gave the lavish floral accents the spotlight.

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Photography: Kayla Barker Fine Art Photography | Floral Design: Bows and Arrows | Wedding Gown: Anais Anette | Rings: Trumpet & Horn | Hair + Makeup: Tracy Melton Artistry | Venue: Rosewood Mayakoba | Bridal Boutique: a&be bridal shop | Desserts: Sugar Bee Sweets | Floral Workshop Attendee: Wedfully Yours | Floral Workshop Attendee: Stone House Creative | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Paper Goods: Script Merchant Calligraphy | Planning + Design: The Wildflowers | Rentals: Bella Acento | Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic

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