My inner brave girl is totally dying over this boudoir session. Well, not just my inner brave girl. Because this masterpiece of boudoir beauty? It’s soooo romantic, and soooo lovely. Think light-filled images from Blush By Katie Lamb, the beauty stylings of Sunkissed And Made Up and gorgeous attire from Salua Lingerie, For Love And Lemons and Eloise By Anthropologie. Soak it all in right here.
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From Blush By Katie Lamb… I wanted this session to reflect my soft, romantic, and feminine approach to boudoir photography. I choose fabrics and textures that reflected this such as lace and silk, and shot in a simple studio location that wouldn’t take away from the softness and simplicity of the photos. The fabulous hair and makeup team at Sunkissed and Made Up translated my vision perfectly by using neutrals and soft shades of pink.
Photography: Blush By Katie Lamb | Hair And Makeup: Sunkissed And Made Up | Venue: Private Residece | Dot Lace Robe: For Love And Lemons | Gold Feather Crown: Urban Outfitters | Lace Peignoir / Blush Silk Cami & Shorts: Eloise By Anthropologie | Quilted Blanket: Restoration Hardware | White Lace Romper: Salua Lingerie
If I’m being honest, “elegance” isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when I think of a Halloween shoot. But thanks to the style-driven vision of Heather Benge Events, we’re proving this spooky-scary holiday can lend some pretty gorgeous inspiration for the Big Day and beyond. F. Dellit Designs put together the blooms, For Heavens Cake crafted the sweets, and Awake Photography snapped the goodies here.
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From Heather Benge Events… For this inspiration shoot, I decided to incorporate the colors of Halloween in an elegant way. With this dramatic holiday falling on a Friday this year and a Saturday next year, I figured combining the colors we all relate to Halloween with some simple elegance could make a big statement. In my opinion, it did! Black, Peach, White and lots of greenery really gave the shoot the elegance I was after. We decided to shoot out in a field to really show off our design and concept without it getting lost in a venue.
It was pouring rain the whole day, but for a brief moment (literally about 15 minutes) it decided to ease up and left us with the most dramatic sky. The stationery suite was designed with a bold stripe to give a modern feel. The tablescape incorporated lots of gold details with high and low floral elements. My favorite design element of the whole shoot are the Mr. and Mrs. chairs. The silhouette decals are unique and tell a story.
You immediately know when looking at the table which chairs are for the bride and groom. Fits the theme perfectly, don’t you think? This concept started out as a tiny idea earlier this year when a bride hired me to design their wedding the day after Halloween. I thought how fun it would be to use the holiday as an inspiration in an unexpected way. I couldn’t be more happy with how this shoot turned out. Hope you enjoy the photos!
Photography: Awake Photography | Floral Design: F. Dellit Designs | Wedding Dress: The Princess Bridal | Cake: For Heavens Cake | Hair And Makeup: Hey Lovely | Concept & Design: Heather Benge Events | Furniture Rentals: Re'Luv'd Designs | Property: Re'Luv'd Designs | Stationary Suite: My Urban Invites
When it comes to picking that perfect spot for an engagement session, just about anywhere is possible. Just take this photo sesh captured at the couple’s favorite brunch spot, Liberty Kitchen. It’s romantic and modern, and Miabella Photography documented memories these two will hold onto for years to come. See it all here!
From Miabella Photography… Our gorgeous couple opted for a morning session so we could not only take advantage of lovely morning light but also so we could hit up their favorite brunch spot before the crowd poured in. Liberty Kitchen in Houston let us come in before the opened to have full reign of their venue (and honestly, its gorgeous.. I want to live there). The bride wore a short white 60’s inspired sheath by Nha Kahn which she rented from Rent the Runway. For a pop of color, Lacey wore blue pumps by Kristin Cavalari for Chinese Laundry. The brides hair and make-up were done by Mely Cruz Artistry. These two adorably laughed and snuggled their way through this session making my job very easy!
Photography: Miabella Photography | Make-Up: Mely Cruz Artistry | Venue: Liberty Kitchen
Ever since the day I first saw Annie Banks walk down the aisle to “Canon in D” I’ve held a very special place in my heart for backyard weddings. So to say that this sweeter than sweet homespun affair has captured my very being is sort of an understatement. The perfect combo of simple + elegant with just a dash of vintage goodness, it’s pure perfection. See it all captured by Mustard Seed Photography here.
From the Bride… We chose my parents home, because it is a special place for our family and such a beautiful location. My mom is a master gardener and does most of the gardening herself. We both share a hobby for gardening and decorating together and it made it so special to use the gardens she has worked so hard to grow as the back drop! I wanted the wedding to be “homey.” I wanted to flowers to look as though you went into the backyard, picked a bunch of things and threw them in a vase. I wanted the cake to taste homemade. I also added in a vintage flare. We had the place cards mounted on an antique hat stand littered with hats that belonged to both of our grandmothers. I added as much milk glass as I could find! We had a vintage chandelier hanging from the tent. I chose the vintage theme not only because I love the look, but also because it pays homage to a time when weddings were much more simple. A time when weddings in the backyard were common and it was treated as not only a celebration of a couple’s love, but a celebration of the support and community their family and friends have provided throughout their lives! I wanted our wedding to serve as a thank you to our guests for their support over the years! Thus, my goal was to create an environment where all could have a great time and enjoy the scenery!
Photography: Mustard Seed Photography | Coordinator: Soiree Bliss Events | Florist: Flowers Texas Style | Cake: Samantha Linton | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Reception Venue: Private Residence | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: All Star Catering | DJ: DJ Tony Mac | Suits: Jos A Bank | Bride's Dress: BHLDN | Furniture Rentals: Prestigious Event Rentals | Veil: BHLDN
Having just planned my little sister’s bridal shower I can safely say that pulling off a gorgeous, love filled day is not a cake walk. But loads of inspiration and a solid game plan certainly help. So bridesmaids, get your pinning fingers ready. This French-inspired shoot crafted by Jacqueline Nicole Weddings, Maxit Flower Design and Kimberly Chau dabbles in coral peonies, the yummiest looking brunch fare and some requisite mimosas. Now that’s how you do a bridal shower.
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From Nicole of Jacquelyn Nicole Weddings….I have always been drawn to the elegance of French culture ever since I started ballet training at age three. While enjoying breakfast and coffee one crisp spring morning at Sweet Paris Creperie, I realized that the cafe would be a lovely location for an intimate, French-inspired bridal shower. Kimberly Chau captured this bright and airy soiree perfectly with lots of laughter and smiles. I believe in utilizing pretty spaces with simplistic designs and hints of rustic charm, so the bar cart and farm table provided by Bourbon and Bloom proved to be a beautiful contrast to the polished tufted seating and classic Tolix chairs of Sweet Paris. As a fresh reflection of the spring and summer seasons, Maria Maxit created brightly colored floral pieces infused with greenery. The vintage eclecticism as seen in Parisian couture inspired the chic hair and makeup styles by the girls at Sunkissed and Made Up. Lindsay Ann Artistry designed a custom paper suite incorporating the cafe’s signature whisk and “no passport required” tagline. Inspired by a quiet breakfast at a cafe, I enjoyed taking a brief trip to Paris during this shoot, highlighting friendship and the delicate art of French cuisine.
Photography: Kimberly Chau | Design: Jacqueline Nicole Weddings | Floral Design: Maxit Flower Design | Hair And Make Up: Sunkissed And Madeup | Venue: Sweet Paris | Paper Goods: Lindsay Hill | Rental: Bourbon & Bloom
My new favorite merging of styles? Bohemian elegance. And this Houston love fete from Taylor Lord Photography is drenched in it. It’s no surprise that the result is completely spell-bounding with design by Todd Events and Belle Of The Ball behind the planning and coordination. Get lost in all the gorgeous over here!
From Taylor Lord Photography
…This wedding was so gorgeous, and the only hiccup was by some April showers! Stephanie and Blake are one of the most in-love couples that I have ever shot. They are such beautiful people both inside and out, and their emotion and love for each other only made the night even more perfect. Stephanie wanted a feel of bohemian elegance. Todd Events did a great job capturing the bohemian floral feel while the Hotel Zaza provided a lot of romance and dark elegance. One of my favorite parts of the event (besides Stephanie’s STUNNING dress by Inbal Dror) was the table numbers on the mirror and vases of blooming cherry blossoms leading into the reception. It was such an innovative and truly stunning affair and will definitely be remembered by guests and vendors alike for years to come!
Photography: Taylor Lord Photography | Videography: Sculpting With Time | Event Design: Todd Events | Floral Design: Todd Events | Wedding Dress: Inbal Dror | Cake: Susie's Cakes & Confections | Invitations: Papellerie | Ceremony: Hotel Zaza | Reception Venue: Hotel Zaza | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Planning And Coordination: Belle Of The Ball