This is what happens when traditional elegance meets just a dash of modern lovely with all kinds of romance thrown in. A stop-you-in-your-tracks day planned to perfection by Jamie Jones with glittery gold accents (hello chevron table runners), lush florals from Bella Flora of Dallas and a whole lot of magic captured by Sarah Kate Photographer. See them all right here.
From Jamie Jones… Lacy and Clayton were married on August 10, 2013, a hot summer day in Dallas, TX. They were such a joy to work with, and I was happy to guide them through each step of planning their wedding. They chose a classic color palette of whites and blush pinks with soft touches of greenery and gold throughout – a style I would describe as “garden chic” with some added modern touches. We included ghost chairs and a sequin chevron table runner at the head table, which worked flawlessly with their venue, the ultra-stylish and modern Joule Hotel in downtown Dallas.
Lacy and Clayton chose some of Dallas’ best vendors to come together for their big day. From the stunning (and delicious) gold-dusted cake made by Fancy Cakes by Lauren, to the always entertaining band, The Project, guests left this wedding more than satisfied. And of course, one of my personal favorites, Sarah Kate, was there to capture this beautiful day from start to finish.
This wedding had so many fun and personal elements, and one of my favorites was the invitations! We hand-stamped each envelope with colorful vintage stamps which were a fun contrast to the elegant design of the invitations.
It was such a beautiful day and I am so happy that I could have been a part of it. I wish Lacy and Clayton a lifetime of happiness!
Photography: Sarah Kate Photographer | Dress: Neiman Marcus | Cake: Fancy Cakes by Lauren | Make Up: Maitee Miles | Tuxes: Tuxes | Coordination: Jamie Jones | Flowers : Bella Flora of Dallas | Hotel: Joule Hotel | Paper Products: Chips and Salsa
When you see a wedding like this, it sort of makes your Friday. And when I say “sort of,” I mean that it totally, totally does. Because weddings this sweet, this rustic and this fabulously fun have a tendency to put a smile on your face a mile wide… one that lasts the entire weekend. And when it’s planned to perfection by Heavenly Day Events and features beautiful blooms from Last Petal and one gorgeous image after another from Day 7 Photography, well… even better. Get your pretty on right here.
From the Bride… From the beginning Tyler and I said the most important thing for us is that our guests have fun. We definitely wanted it to be an easy going, casual, yet memorable time and I think we got just that! The ceremony was exactly what we wanted. We loved having our close friends and family by our side and feeling their support. It was so intimate and meaningful.
We went for a rustic theme and wanted to use items that had a vintage or antique feel. I got most of my inspiration from websites like Pinterest and Etsy. All of the chalkboards were handmade and handwritten, I also personalized our ring box.
Photography: Day 7 Photography | Videography: ILC Films | Flowers: Last Petal | Cake: Sweet Treets Bakery | Shoes: Seychelles | Engagement Ring: Baily Banks & Biddle | Rings: Diamonds Direct | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bella Bridals | Catering: Dagars Catering | DJ: Greenbelt DJ | Groom's Attire: Express | Bridal shop: Serendipity Bridal | Photo Booth: Flipside Experience | Planners: Heavenly Day Events | Wedding Venue: Antebellum Oaks
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For just one day, I want to live inside this photo shoot. I want to wrap up in this gorgeous gown from Serendipity Bridal, twirl around in the stunning landscape that is the Pecan Grove and gush over my beyond beautiful bouquet from Bristol Lane Florals. And, of course, I want Jessica Christine Photography on hand to capture all of my glee-filled revelry, because every last image of this breathtaking shoot is just puuuurrreee magic. See it all here.
And a little slice of heaven from Stringer Productions… enjoy.
From Jessica Christine Photography… To me, the most inspiring time of year is the season change between summer and fall. With the magic of the leaves changing and the cooler weather, time just seems to slow down a little bit giving us time to take it all in. This year as I was thinking about all these changes, I knew that I wanted to do an inspiration shoot solely based on fall. I wanted to show how brides can take fall and incorporate it into their wedding look. My goal was to portray how brides can literally take the nature around them and use it to create a look that is Fall-inspired. With a huge, rich colored bouquet, a gorgeous floral crown, a whispy dress with gold detailing, I would say the look of this session screams “Fall!” We even put a dab of purple lipstick on the model during the second half of the session to encourage brides to not be afraid to be a little bold on their wedding day or bridal sessions.
Now, in Texas, Fall seems to come sooner than later, so finding a venue that would have the fall look was a little challenging. But when I saw Pecan Grove with it’s beautiful trees, dry creek beds, gold tones shining through the trees, and a beautiful field sprinkled with little white flowers, I was hooked. The venue fit both the “bohemian” aspect and the “fall” aspect of this session.
Fall is such an inspiration, and I hope that this session shows that with the right elements, fall can radiate on a wedding day!
Photographer: Jessica Christine Photography | Videographer: Stringer Productions | Dress: Serendipity Bridal | Florist: Bristol Lane Florals | Hair Stylist: Laura Needham | Wedding Venue: Pecan Grove