Whoever said you can’t have it all cleary hasn’t met the visionary that is Rebecca of The Wildflowers. Because this mastermind of creativity has managed to bring the outdoors IN and it’s got us to a point where we’re ready to bid adieu to alfreso and hello to architecture. Kayla Barker Fine Art Photography has snapped it all to share and we’ve got every bit of beauty waiting for you (like those Bows and Arrows florals) in The Vault!
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From The Wildflowers…When faced with the perplexing problem of outdoor vs indoor, the answer is: “why not both?” Bringing the outdoors in is one of my favorite ways to design with intention, leaving the worry of uncontrollable weather behind. Being surrounded by such lush greenery, the smell of just-bloomed florals, and the glow of romantic candlelight creates a sweet, magical setting. This shoot shows just that. Bows and Arrows communicate the idea of a lush, overflowing garden in their table garland, growing wall installation, and cake table flawlessly. The wildness of the florals is counterpointed by the design of the table, adding a structured, polished facet. Continuing the theme of wild and polished juxtapositions is the bride and groom. The bride’s Tara la Tour gown looks fit for a princess, but with a closer look, you see the detail of polka-dotted strokes of tulle. The groom’s ASOS suit is well-fitted and proper, though there is an unexpected, vibrant blue hue. A couple of rebellious, yet conscious details that make up a very fun and beautiful scene.
Photography: Kayla Barker Fine Art Photography | Floral Design: Bows and Arrows | Wedding Dress: Tara LaTour | Stationery: Arabella June | Jewelry: Shapiro Diamonds | Hair + Makeup: Tracy Melton Artistry | Venue: Hotel Crescent Court | Cake + Desserts: Layered Bake Shop | Event Design + Event Planning + Styling: The Wildflowers | Female Model: The Dragonfly Agency | Gown Boutique: a&be bridal shop | Hair Accessories: Erica Elizabeth Design | Male Hair Styling: The Campbell Agency | Male Model: The Campbell Agency | Reception Dress: Marchesa | Reception Dress: Gossamer | Rentals: Bella Acento | Table Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental
These two cuties didn’t plan for a Halloween wedding, but when October 31st was the only date that worked, they embraced it whole-heartedly. The results? Absolutely stunning. From the lush florals from TODD Events to the soft, romantic color palette, this is a day that proves Halloween celebrations don’t have to be even the least bit spooky. Press play on the film by Marc Roberts below, then spend some time perusing the perfectly captured moments by Shaun Menary in THE VAULT.
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From The Bride…We didn’t mean for our wedding to be on Halloween night, but that was the only available day in October for all of our vendors, so we went for it. We’re so glad we did! Having our wedding on Halloween added so much fun and festivity to the whole event. Everyone changed into costumes for the reception, we had fake skeletons at the dinner tables, and we ended the night doing a waltz as Cinderella and Prince Charming, followed by a getaway where we got covered in silly string by our guests! It was definitely a night to remember.
For design, I really wanted my wedding to be organic, natural and timeless. I’ve always loved wild flowers and Todd Events did an incredible job incorporating that look into all of our florals. Gray pumpkins added a tasteful touch of fall, and soft neutrals (greens, whites, grays) with hints of blue and coral made everything classy but still fun.
Overall, we just wanted our wedding to show our personality. That’s my biggest advice to brides. Whatever your passions, quirks and gifts are as a couple, incorporate those into your special day. Don’t be afraid to be unique and think through all of the details. A few examples: my husband loves dinosaurs, so I surprised him by having our baker make bride and groom T-Rex’s for the groom’s cake topper. He loved it! We’re both very family-oriented, so instead of a Maid of Honor, I had my two brothers as Men of Honor. One of my brothers co-officiated the ceremony as well. Lastly, we’re both huge lovers of food and wine, so we created a wine pairing dinner menu for our reception. We just wanted everyone to share in our passions that night.
Photography: Shaun Menary Photography | Cinematography: Marc Roberts Videography | Floral Design: todd.event design.creative services | Wedding Dress: Nardos Design, Dallas Texas | Cake: Fancy Cakes By Lauren | Bride's Shoes: Stanley Korshak Bridal Salon | Rings: Lyles-DeGrazier | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Nordstrom | Catering: Four Seasons Dallas at Las Colinas | Hair + Makeup: Beauty And The Blush | Band: Party Crashers | Groom's Attire: The Black Tux | Venue: Four Seasons Dallas at Las Colinas | Bridal Boutique - Bridesmaids' Dresses: Nordstrom | Cotton Candy: Make Your Life Sweeter | Event Design + Coordination: todd.event design.creative services | Invitations + Stationery: Socially Write | Reception Dress: Stanley Korshak Bridal Salon | Rentals: todd.event design.creative services
When these two SMU grads met for the first time, little did they know that years later, after proclaiming “yes” on those same college fields, they’d be saying “I do” with this uber chic and stylish celebration. With never-ending florals by Bella Flora of Dallas and modern pieces from Bella Acento, it’s a Texas wedding taken up several glam notches. Sarah Kate captured it all for our Vault – see it this way!
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From the Bride… I met Esteban at SMU in 2007. I was a Freshmen and he was a Sophomore. Esteban played for the SMU Men’s Soccer Team, and one of my very best friends that I met my Freshmen year (who was also one of my beautiful bridesmaids) played for the SMU Women’s Soccer Team. We were introduced by her in front of Dallas Hall on SMU’s campus in between classes one day – and we immediately had a special connection. He asked me out several times throughout that first year, but I continually said no. Whoops! Along came my Sophomore year, and Esteban and I were in several classes together. He made it a point to find a seat near me every single day. We didn’t end up dating or hanging out until the end of my Sophomore year at SMU (almost a year later) after I finally said YES to a library date. Little did I know seven years down the road, Esteban would be getting down on one knee to propose to me in front of Dallas Hall, the very place we first met. It was one of the most special days of my life. We always laugh because we had so many times in our lives where our paths could have crossed, ie. mutual friends, or both playing competitive soccer in Dallas…. But they never did. I guess Dallas Hall was the place where we were meant to meet and I’m so very happy we did!
Since Esteban and I were both Dallas born and raised it only seemed fitting that we get married at one of our most favorite places in Dallas, Arlington Hall. There is something so magical and classic about this venue. Our day was absolutely perfect – blue skies, not a cloud in the sky, and perfect temperature for a Dallas March wedding. Not sure how we got so lucky! But more importantly we had all of our loved ones there to celebrate with us – and lets just say all of our loved ones are a REALLY good time. Esteban and I both love the outdoors and had always envisioned getting married outside. I am also a lover for interior design and color so I wanted something that felt like you were at someone’s home. Everything from the clear dinner tent with the twinkly lights and chandelier above, to the amazing sit down dinner, to the gorgeous flowers covering the whole venue to the beautiful furniture and dining tables was out of this world. We felt like we were living in a Restoration Hardware ad/show room…. but better! Esteban and I are also big dance floor fanatics. We love getting down to awesome music. Jordan Kahn went above and beyond. It was honestly difficult to get everyone off the dance floor after the night had concluded. It was a dream come true. If I had to describe our day in one word it would be “MAGICAL”. It truly was one of the most amazing, breathtaking and beautiful days of our lives. It will be a day that we will cherish forever and always!
Photography: Sarah Kate, Photographer | Event Planning: DFW Events | Floral Design: Bella Flora of Dallas | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Makeup: My Fabulous Faces | Hair: Sonia Trevino | Wedding Venue: Arlington Hall At Lee Park | Tent: Mike Sandone Productions, Inc. | Bridal Boutique: Stanley Korshak Bridal Salon | Rentals: Bella Acento