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Downton Abbey Wedding Inspiration

As of a few weeks ago I’ve become a Downton Abbey fan through and through. Thanks to some serious marathon episode watching, I’ve joined the ranks of Downton lovers, so this styled shoot from Minted ArtistryGold Dust VintageJustine’s Flowers and Peyronet Photography Well, it couldn’t have fallen into my lap at any better time. Pour some tea and join me in the gallery for all the Edwardian era pretty you can handle.


From Minted ArtistryHave you watched the show Downton Abbey yet? I have and I am in love with it! Brides and stylists can effortlessly gather inspiration from the fashion, time period and glamorous lifestyle of the Downton cast.

A soft and lush garden party was my vision for this shoot at The T & P Station in Ft. Worth, Texas. Peyronet Photography captured the elements used to create all of the wonderful details; such as, ribbon rosette linens from La Tavola, vintage furniture and dinnerware and opulent florals with cascading ribbon for extra texture. I fell in love with a soft tulle gown accented with delicate lace at Bridal Boutique of Lewisville. A Swarovski crystal tiara and belt added glamour to the brides soft look.

The indulgent pastry set up from Tart Bakery showcased mouthwatering French macaroons, fruit tartlets and cake balls all displayed on unique furniture and accent pieces from Gold Dust Vintage. The bridal cake from Ramono’s Bakery with buttercream frosting and a crystal cake topper was a marvelous addition. The details of this shoot perfected by Minted Artistry were very reminiscent of a formal English high tea which is easily translated into an opulent reception.

The scrumptious floral designs from Justine’s Flowers paired impeccably with the vintage tableware and chairs. The antique cut glass punch bowl from Gold Dust Vintage was the perfect vessel to compliment the vibrant colors in the peonies, garden roses, and tulips. The place cards, menus and stationery designs from The Three, were a sweet and soft touch to the table top. The intricate elements combined to create a romantic garden party place setting for each guest.

The model donned an exquisite gown for the time period and was accessorized with vintage pieces to enhance the look of the Downton Abbey era. With an intricate chignon of loose curls designed by Renn Traylor Beauty and fresh and lovely makeup by Lip Service Professional Makeup Artistry, her formal look was pulled together. To incorporate a heirloom family piece, the florist created a delicate floral bouquet on top of small mother of pearl bible. For a fresh take on a traditional cascading bouquet, the feminine bridal flowers included peach roses, ivory tulips and hanging amaranthus. The bride showcased her personality with her own vintage furs, strands of pearls, glamorous belts and a feather fascinator.

Downton Abbey was the perfect inspiration for my idea of a little girl’s tea party to evolve into a sophisticated grown up affair.

Photography: Peyronet Photography | Event Styling: Minted Artistry | Wedding Cake: Ramano's Bakery | Hair: Lauren Traylor | Dishes and Ghost Chairs: May I Serve U | Floral: Justine's Flowers | Gown and Accessories: Bridal Boutique of Lewisville | Invitation Suite: The Three | Linens: La Tavola | Makeup: Lip Service Makeup | Model: Christina Conoly | Pastries: Tart Bakery | Train Station: T&P Station | Vintage Rentals and Decor: Gold Dust Vintage

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Romantic Lakeside Army Wedding

Nothing quite gets me like a groom in his dress uniform. My husband wore his to our wedding, so the sight of a uniformed man all filled with love gets me every time. Ashley Bosnick Photography captured just that, and today we are sharing his ridiculously beautiful wedding, bursting with loving details from his stunning bride, right here.


From the beautiful bride… My husband and I fell in love at his family’s lake house in Fort Worth so it was incredibly special to say our vows there. The wedding was intimate and romantic, with details of gold, blush and peach. My dream was an outdoor wedding with a glamorous twist. I had so much fun creating the water color escort cards to help give the day special touches. I also love gold and make sure to incorporate it in as many details as possible from the gold chargers to the perfect gold vintage chandelier which made my vision come to life. Everyone danced the night away under the twinkle lights and the Texas stars which just made made the evening a dream come true.

Photographer: Ashley Bosnick Photography | Floral Design: Dr. Delphinium | Wedding Dress: YSA Makino | Cake: Dallas Affaires Cakes | Bride's Shoes: MDNY on Etsy | Bridesmaids Dresses: Watters | Caterer: Culinary Arts Catering | Dance Floor: DFW Dance Floors | Gold Chargers: Ducky Bob's | Gold Silverware: Celebration Event Rental | Hair & Make Up: Erin Blair Makeup & Hair Design | Table/Chair Rentals: Ducky Bob's | Vintage Rentals (Chandelier) : Rent My Dust Vintage Rentals | Wedding Coordination: Jeff McKnight | Weddings

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New Year’s Eve Wedding Shoot

In my book, black + gold is THE killer combo for New Year’s celebrations. And when paired alongside modern stripes and glitter accents, it’s enough to leave this Monday morn’ feeling more like a Friday afternoon. With the careful styling of  Borrowed & Blue and elegant florals from Events A La Carte, this shoot is filled with New Year’s inspiration like you’ve never, ever seen. Elisabeth Carol snapped up the goodies and Jordan Laessig filmed a behind-the-scenes look you just mustn’t miss!

From Britni of Borrowed & Blue… New Years is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with a fun shoot full of lots of glitter, laughter and good old fashioned black and white stripes?! This shoot was a mix of some of our favorite things that have to do with the New Year and the traditional details that make a wedding a wedding.

This time around we chose to stick with a very classy black, white and gold theme, but with some flair. I am always a fan of glitter, so when we decided to go in the direction of a New Years Eve celebration, I was all over that.

Photography: Elisabeth Carol Photography | Videography: Jordan Laessig | Floral Design: Events A La Carte | Wedding Dress: Classy Concepts | Cake: Sweetie Mae's Sweetcakes | Grooms Attire: Express | Coordination: Borrowed & Blue | Rentals: Belltower Chapel And Gardens | Venue: Michelle Monk Studio