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Garden Glam Styled Shoot

We’ve had a gorgeous day on the LBB blog, there’s no doubt about that. But it’s not over, not by a long shot. If Ben Q. PhotographyEbony Peoples Events & DesignSugar Bee Sweets and The Southern Table have anything to do with it, we’ll be gazing for hours to come. They’ve turned our garden wedding dreams into a work of art with this breathtaking shoot. A touch of glam here and a pretty bloom there, this one is a doozy darlings.

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Summer
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Garden

From Ebony PeoplesSpringtime in Dallas is backdrop for an outdoor wedding celebration. I recently teamed up with a talented group of Dallas wedding professionals to create a Garden Glam styled wedding shoot. As wedding professionals, we are hired to assist clients in creating the wedding of their dreams. This styled shoot gave us an opportunity to spread our creative wings and share a bit of inspiration to couples planning an outdoor wedding. We selected a color palette that included peach, shades of pink and red, and metallic gold. These colors perfectly complemented the natural outdoor elements in the garden at Marie Gabrielle. Our goal was to include lots of detail that were a bit outside of the norm including a farm table, candied apple place cards, and a garden soil ceremony.

Our Garden Glam styled wedding shoot took place on a perfect spring Dallas day! The husband and wife duo behind Ben Q. Photography were on hand to capture all of the details with film photography! Ducky Bob’s provided our farm table and the elegant gold tabletop dinnerware. The Southern Table did an amazing job with creating our floral decor using lush springtime blooms! The Bee’s Knees designed all of our wedding stationery, including rhinestone embellished invitations. Sugar Bee Sweets created a beautiful floral adorned, iced wedding cake! Binzario provided a jaw-dropping, couture bridal gown with lots of intricate detail. Marilona Makeovers and hairstylist, Ashley Bristo, were on hand to ensure that our bride looked absolutely stunning! Nails by Avonne provided a manicure for our bride complete with a chic, lace overlay! De’Ana Davis and Kelvin Wilson acted as our model bride and groom for the day!

Photography: Ben Q. Photography | Planner: Ebony Peoples Events & Design | Floral Design: The Southern Table | Wedding Dress: Binzario Couture | Cake: Sugar Bee Sweets | Stationery: The Bee’s Knees Custom Design | Hair: Ashley Bristo | Bride Model: De’Ana Davis | Groom Model: Kelvin Wilson | Groom Model Management: Men’s Board Model Management | Makeup: Marilona Makeovers | Nail Technician: Nails By Avonne (The Polished Life) | Rentals: Ducky Bob's | Wedding Venue: Marie Gabrielle

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Classic-Chic Dallas Wedding

When you pair a restored industrial building like the Hickory Street Annex with gilded detailing, touches of green and loads of ivory blooms, it’s sure to be a classic, yet chic wedding in the making. And it sooo works. Not to mention, the backdrop makes for some seriously pretty bridal portraits of the stunning Bride, who was glowing thanks to Elan Makeup Studio! It’s a cozy, candlelit kind of gallery from Chapa Images that you won’t want to miss.

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Spring
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Loft
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Elegance

From the beautiful Bride… When my husband & I searched for the venue to get married at, we ran across a “hidden gem” that was right outside of downtown Dallas called Hickory Street Annex. Talk about amazing… an old 1900’s oil distribution center that was restored with its original character—beautiful, exposed brick & beams, nearly 360 degree view of windows, & my favorite– the old, but WORKING elevator shaft. This venue couldn’t have been more perfect for us- a place large enough to hold a ceremony AND reception while providing a classy/ chic/ industrial look, and a shuttle service to/from the hotel. The downstairs was used for the bridal suite and “Cocktail Hour”, while the upstairs was used for the ceremony & reception.

The day-of, I had a group of loving and devoted family and friends help me set up my dream wedding- including a vast amount of Pinterest- inspired ideas. From a “Cookie Bar” to a “Cigar Bar,” all personally made decisions on each little detail. We had old window panes to list our Seating Chart, corks to hold each name’s place card, customized Etsy koozies, “dancing shoes” (Old Navy flip flops) for dancing at the reception, and large (empty) wine barrels to use as cocktail tables/ sign holders. Every corner you turned, there were mini mason jars that had little votive candles inside, mason jars topped with hydrangeas and filled with photos & oil to make it look like “old photographs,” and even an old wooden door just to add a little rustic/chic look. We also had a photo booth for some fun reception memories!

The night finished with “send-off” sparklers (which also made for some awesome photos), and a “carriage ride” (a surprise from my parents) just like Cinderella! The whole wedding day/ night was perfect, but what I loved the most was being with my husband to see all the DIY/ personally-made touches/decorations/decisions all come together!

Photography: Chapa Images | Cake: Sugar Bee Sweets | Catering: Black Eyed Pea | Hair & Makeup: Elan Makeup Studio | Wedding Venue: Hickory Street Annex

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Pretty in Pink Dallas Wedding

Bigger is definitely better in terms of this glamorous Dallas affair and it has the gorgeous centerpieces dripping in florals by The Garden Gate to prove it. On top of that is a ballroom reception swimming in pink with details by Rachel Events and imagery bursting with love captured by  Jennifer Yarbro and filmed by Jonathon Link Studios. Grab a cozy seat and get lost in the gallery for a bit.

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Fall
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ChurchHotel
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Elegant

From Jennifer Yarbro PhotographyChristine and Beau had a elegant southern wedding at Christ the King Catholic Church and gorgeous ballroom reception at The Adolphus Hotel. This wedding was filled with personal touches from the handpicked robes for the bridesmaids to the duet performance by the brides brother and father. Christine and Beau being the dog lovers they are each got ready with their pups. To get Beau even more excited to see Christine the bridesmaids sent the groom a photo with a message before the wedding saying ” just wait ’til you see her.” The couple had a traditional catholic ceremony with the blessing of a mantilla lace and beaded lasso. Christine carried a portrait of her grandparents on her bouquet and their family rosary. Although they were married in a traditional Catholic Church the couples reception was held in downtown Dallas which made the perfect backdrop for pictures. Elegant, intimate, and romantic was the theme of the reception. Each table number had a location the couple traveled to together and had a brief description of their trip. The ballroom was lit up pink and had candles everywhere. The brides father and brother serenaded the couple during dinner. Later in the evening the entire wedding party surprised the couple with a flash mob style dance. For those who made it until the end mini slidders were hand passed. Soon after guest saw them off with a confetti send off into their horse drawn carriage. It was truly a magical night!

Photography: Jennifer Yarbro | Videography: Jonathon Link Studios | Wedding Planner: Rachel Events | Floral Design: The Garden Gate | Cake: Panini Bakery | Stationery: Whimsy B Paperie | Ceremony Venue: Christ The King Catholic Church | Reception Venue: The Adolphus Hotel | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Wtoo By Watters | Hair And Makeup: Elan Makeup Studio | D.J.: DJ Fitz | Bridal Gown: Sottero And Midgley | Lighting : Simply Music Events

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