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Organic + Traditionally Elegant Wedding in Dallas

Y’all it’s official, Sara and Austin had the perfect wedding. From their organically elegant theme effortlessly put together by As You Wish Events, to the painstakingly gorgeous and whimsical setting, their “I Do’s” were simply divine. From an evening of merriment at the Dallas Museum of Art complete with Bella Acento rentals, to the Bride’s two-piece gown, Heather Hawkins Photography captured it in THE VAULT!

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Seasons
Fall
Styles
Classic

From As You Wish EventsFrom the get go, bride, Sara, hoped her vows and the celebration that followed would evoke a certain aesthetic: organic elegance + simple romance. Sara and Austin’s September wedding was all of the things- meaningful, sweet, painstakingly gorgeous, fun, and indeed…full of organic whimsy, simple elegance, and dazzling romance. The pair said “I do” before two hundred and some of their beloved friends and family at Royal Lane Baptist Church’s altar and then rode to downtown Dallas staple, the Dallas Museum of Art, for an evening full of merriment.

Sara was a vision in her two-piece Monique Lhuillier gown, which she accessorized with a chunky, statement necklace after the ceremony for an additional, fun pop of color in her reception attire. Bridesmaids wore sparkly, seafoam-colored, floor-length dresses- the perfect complement to their neutral bouquets. Sara and groom, Austin, opted for a non-traditional “first look,” holding hands and sharing a precious (and tear-jerking) moment of prayer and sweet words from adjacent sides of the church’s brick wall before the ceremony.

The reception’s decor turned out absolutely stunning. A farmstead-style head table, complete with billowing greenery and tall, full floral arrangements of crisp white + green blooms was a major focal point in the space. A unique floor plan was created to utilize a mix of cool and chic ghost chairs and formal upholstered dining chairs, accompanying various round and square dining tables for guest seating. Dessert was a simplistic, bright cake by Panini Bakery, adorned with dainty sprigs of greenery and a Groom’s cake, complete with tiny pennant flags donning the logos of the Groom’s favored sports teams.

A night of dancing kicked off immediately after dinner; the dance floor full of laughs, party props, and hilarious moves all evening long! Sara and Austin made their grand exit between rows of waving gold and white pom-poms and were swept away in a vintage, white Rolls Royce.

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Photography: Heather Hawkins Photography | Cinematography: Tyler And Lindsey | Event Planning: As you wish… | Floral Design: Bella Flora of Dallas | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Panini Bakery | Invitations: 5 By 7 Designs | Ceremony Venue: Royal Lane Baptist Church | Reception Venue: Dallas Museum Of Art | Rentals: Bella Acento

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Classic + Elegant Southern Wedding with a Modern Twist

If this isn’t a glamorous wedding, I don’t know what is. Each and every detail of this Dallas affair is fabulous—from the Bride’s gorgeous Vera Wang ballgown and makeup from Erin Blair Hair + Makeup, cascading sweetheart table centerpiece and that extravagant white wedding cakeShaun Menary Photography captured all the magic for you to lust after in THE VAULT!

Colors
Seasons
Summer
Styles
Glamorous

From The Bride…We chose traditional/classic elegance with modern inspiration. Our primary goal was to make our guests feel like they were at a “ball”, which is why we chose a twelve piece big band for the formal reception. My family is Polish and we had several guests visiting from there, so we incorporated some Polish themes such as the bread and salt presentation, the vodka shots and the Polish wedding soup. We also wanted to highlight the talents of the Joule’s phenomenal kitchen and service staff so we really enjoyed their white glove service during dinner while our band played jazz, classical and big band music.

We kept our theme and colors clean and neutral. We piggy-backed off of the gold and the colors of our church and chose gold, lots of mirrors, and white flowers with natural greenery. We opted for an informal “tunnel” sendoff to our late night DJ party. We wanted everything to be fluid without feeling planned or on-the-clock. For us, the best way to do this was to keep it simple.

The DJ “late night” party was our favorite part. We wanted everyone to feel like they were at a dance club with their 300 best friends :) We had a lot of fun with this – we served mini junk food and Polish cabbage rolls. We had a barista station that brewed made-to-order coffees. For the decor we incorporated all gold everything including a mirror dance floor and disco balls. We used light to reflect our names off of the building behind us, which you could see through the windows behind our DJ. It was an awesome downtown/urban vibe. We had an engineer coordinating a lights show to correspond with the DJ’s song choices. If anyone needed a break, they could relax in the lounge areas we set up surrounding the dance floor.

Looking back, the MUSIC was the most important component of our wedding. We spent the most time coordinating with our church choir, the twelve piece band, and our DJ. We wanted to make sure that everyone was dancing all night, and for us it was a great success!

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Photography: Shaun Menary Photography | Event Planning: Gro Floral + Event Design | Floral Design: Gro Floral + Event Design | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang, Beverly Hills | Cake: Frosted Art Bakery | Invitations: Abigail Luby Of Chips & Salsa Design Studio | Ceremony Venue: Christ the King Catholic Church | Reception Venue: The Joule Dallas | Bride's Shoes: Arte Latica | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BCBGMAXAZRIA | Makeup: Erin Blair Makeup & Hair Design | Hair: Pura Vida Salon | DJ: DJ S.O.U.L.Jah | Band: Rodney Booth | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Bridal Boutique: Warren Barrón Bridal | Groom's Ring: Cartier | Groom's Shoes: Armani Custom

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DIY White Floral Alter from Bows And Arrows Part II

Looking to add something seriously special to your Big Day? How about a DIY floral arch for a ceremony you (and your guests) will remember forever. Take note from Bows And Arrows, because they’ve not only shown us one, but two ways on how to achieve the ever so sought after wedding day fabulousness. Scroll for more and see ever moment of floral inspiration from Sarah Kate Photography in THE VAULT!

Materials

  • Oasis cages
  • Floral snips
  • Foraged greenery
  • Seasonal blooms

instructions
step-1
Lay out a semi circle of oasis cages. Then begin to plug in greenery from the center point and work your way out. Repeat until all of the oasis cages are covered.

step-2
Pop in seasonal blooms of your choosing throughout to give off the garden effect.

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Photography: Sarah Kate, Photographer | Floral Design: Bows and Arrows | Wedding Dress: Warren Barrón Bridal | Hair And Makeup: Meagan Bechtel | Venue: Sarah Kate, Photographer | Film Processing: Photovision

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