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This Bride Walked Down the Aisle in the Most Fabulous Pair of Shoes

Not all cowboy boots are created equal. In fact, we’re willing to dub this Bride’s Victorian-romance-inspired laser-cut pair the most fabulous cowboy boots we’ve ever seen. Ever. And they’re just the start. Don’t miss out — head to The Vault to see every gorgeous detail, captured by Shaun Menary Photography!

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Spring
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Rustic

From The Bride…Eric and I recognized that this would be the one time in our lives that everyone who is important to us would be in one place at the same time so we wanted everyone to be able to kick back and have a really fun weekend! Most of our family and friends traveled from out of town for our wedding and we wanted to make sure everyone stayed in a central location in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with a lot of great food and activities. Downtown Fort Worth made the most sense to us. The YWCA of Fort Worth & Tarrant County provided the character & location we were looking for as well as space for both the ceremony and reception. What ultimately sold us is the proceeds from renting the venue directly support the work of the Center for Transforming Lives. The purpose of this organization is to help women, children and families in Tarrant County move from poverty to independence. They provide an emergency women’s shelter within the building, community-based housing, affordable child care and early childhood education. How amazing is that?!

Given the elegant architecture and structural details of the venue, my mom (the ultimate wedding coordinator) and I opted to keep all the decor pretty simple. I would describe my vision for our wedding as romantic, boho chic with a Texas flair. Our amazing floral designer, Molly Black, did an incredible job creating the variation in color and structure I envisioned for the bouquets and arrangements. Texas flair equaled a bride in cowboy boots, a cowhide rug on the ceremony site, Tex-Mex dinner (not limited to smoked brisket tostadas, queso/salsa bar, and smoked chicken enchiladas), and a Texas beer selection.

My advice for brides planning a wedding is that stress is an inevitable part of the process, including the day of. Enjoy the ride, all the ups and downs. It is such a unique season. Everything really seems to fall into place and, for us, all the details that did not go as planned created some pretty funny stories. Also, if you are doing most of the wedding planning yourself, budget for a day-of wedding coordinator. You definitely want someone else to handle all the details the day of the wedding, so you can relax and be present as much as possible.

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Photography: Shaun Menary Photography | Cinematography: A Bud & Beyond | Coordination: The Garden Gate | Floral Design: Pearls And Poppies | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Cake: Colleen's Cakes | Invitations: Oscar De La Renta For Paperless Post | Bride's Shoes: Old Gringo | Rings: Collections Fine Jewelry | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Catering: Del Norte Taco, Godley, TX | Hair: Kelly Trout | Calligraphy: Meghan Pellizzari | DJ: A Bud & Beyond | Favors: Paper Leigh | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss Red Label | Venue: Center for Transforming Lives (formerly, YWCA) | Place Cards: Rifle Paper Co. | Rentals: Taylor's Rental Equipment Co. | Suit Retailer: Nordstrom

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Bright Pink + Glamorous Gold Will Never Go Out Style

This Bride was made for the silver screen and her wedding was perfectly fit for an old Hollywood movie, from the gorgeous rose bouquet in blush and bright pink, to her classic hairstyle. She wed her handsome Groom surrounded by gold glam and Dana Fernandez captured it all. If you need us, we’ll be pinning every pic (this, this and this are must see’s!) from the Vault and loving every single second of it!

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From Dana Fernandez Photography… Brett and Kaci’s wedding day was absolutely worthy of a cinematic love story. In true old Hollywood style, Kaci worked with Serendipitous Event Planning to chose neutrals, gold and pinks for her décor. She looked poised, elegant and truly royal in her Essense of Australia dress. Brett looked like a dapper leading man in his finely cut tuxedo by Michael Kors. Together, they are a truly charming couple – as completely likable as they are ready for the silver screen!

To add to the sophisticated theme, the two were married at a romantic French Chateau inspired venue, called Chateau Cocomar which is nestled away within a Houston suburb. The venue was just as elegant as the wedding with marble, white, and gold accents, which also made it a dream to photograph. The ceremony was held in the upstairs in front of an ornate and oversized fireplace alongside beautiful ombre pink florals. After the ceremony, guests were welcomed into a reception dripping in over the top gorgeous florals at each table by Flora & Eventi.

The handsome couple spent the evening dancing the night away to an 80’s rock band. And once the party came to a close, friends and loved ones wished the newlyweds good luck and farewell with a sparkler exit. And so the film came to a close with a little movie magic as Kaci and Brett drove off in a classic 1950’s Rolls Royce. It was such a joy to work with this amazing couple that reminded us that fairytales really do come true!

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Photography: Dana Fernandez Photography | Event Planning: Serendipitous Event Planning And Design | Wedding Dress: Essense | Cake: Lisa Barcelona | Invitations: Invitation Solutions | Bride's Shoes: Betsey Johnson | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Groom's Attire: Michael Kors | Venue: Chateau Cocomar | Bridal Boutique: Houston Bridal Gallery | Bride's Hair +Makeup: Leila Ruth Salon | Bridesmaids' Hair + Makeup: Sunkissed And Made Up | Film Processing: The Find Lab | Floral Design + Decor: Flora & Eventi | Vow Books: BHLDN

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Her Father Wasn’t Able to Walk Her Down the Aisle, But See How He Gave Her Away

Grab your tissues, because this wedding from Lynette Boyle Photography will make you cry happy tears. When her father was unable to walk down the aisle, Anna walked down on the arm of her godfather, but just before she got to her groom, she was handed to her dad. And just wait until you read what happened later! Head to The Vault for every heartwarming moment and insane amounts of pretty!

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Spring
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ChurchLodge
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Classic

From Lynette BoyleAnna and Keith, who met online (score another point for Match.com!), chose Lake Tahoe as their wedding destination after spending many meaningful trips there together…including Keith’s marriage proposal! It is also a visually stunning place to host a wedding. The couple chose to get ready at the Hyatt Lake Tahoe in one of the cottage suites, so we had access to the lawn and the lake for photographs of the bridal party, and the bride and groom. Anna chose a long pale grey gown by Jenny Yoo for her maids to wear, while the bride herself wore an absolutely stunning beaded lace gown by Maggie Sottero. Her something borrowed was the beautiful cathedral length veil that one of her bridesmaids had worn at her own wedding. The guys donned traditional black Vera Wang tuxes and black bow ties, and were really that finishing touch to a classically gorgeous bridal party with the Tahoe scenery in the distance.

There were so many beautiful moments throughout their wedding day that stand out in my mind. Anna’s father was unable to walk her down the aisle, so Anna’s godfather walked her down and handed her to her father, who then handed her to Keith. Anna’s godfather also danced with her for the father daughter dance, and half-way through, they surprised her and everyone else, when Anna’s godfather handed her to her father to finish the dance. Everyone was crying at this point, including myself! It was so emotional and so wonderful to see how much that moment meant, and to be there to witness it. Most importantly, it was a joy to see how loved Anna and Keith are by their family and friends. To catch that momentary glimpse on my couples faces, as they take in everything, is one of those rare privileges of being a wedding photographer. I remember looking at these two on the altar during their ceremony, seated and holding hands, facing all their guests, and I thought, “that’s definitely the best seat in the house.”

From A Bud & BeyondAfter my first conversation with Anna about how she envisioned her day, it was clear all the visual details were very important to her. She was thinking about how she would be remembering her day through her photographs. I worked closely with her to design a lush bridal bouquet and bridesmaid bouquets that would complement the feminine and romantic dresses. They included white, blush, and medium pink tones to add an important visual contrast against the neutral dress tones that shows beautifully in the photos. Flowing greenery and ribbons gave the bouquets movement. For her reception, the Chateau has wonderful beamed ceilings and a warm, natural feel. We brought in taupe linens and napkins, silver chargers and mercury glass votives. Light, cross backed wooden chairs finished the look. Our centerpieces were created in a ceramic urn that allowed us to create lush, movement filled centerpieces with peony, garden roses, hellebore, and spirea.

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Photography: Lynette Boyle Photography | Wedding Dress: Maggie Soterro | Cake: Flour Girl Cakes | Invitations: Ink And Love | Ceremony Venue: Saint Francis of Assisi | Reception Venue: The Chateau At Incline Village | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Hair + Makeup: La Di Da Beauty | DJ: Justincredible | Groom's Attire: Vera Wang, Beverly Hills | Groomsmen Attire: Vera Wang, Beverly Hills | Day of Coordination: Felicia Events | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Floral Design + Event Design: A Bud & Beyond | Getting Ready Venue: Hyatt Lake Tahoe

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The New It Color This Wedding Season: Terracotta

If you thought orange was overrated then we invite you to peruse this gallery. Because if anyone could make the tang of terracotta look totally chic it’s this dream team right here (we’re looking at you Kayla Barker Fine Art Photography, Bows and Arrows, Sugar Bee Sweets and The Wildflowers). Blooming with beautiful hues and lovely rentals a la Bella Acento, we’ve got every saturated second waiting in The Vault!

From The WildflowersThe elegant ambience of the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas’ iconic residence-turned-posh-hotel, secures its status as a beloved venue. The hotel’s blush and terra cotta hues exude joy, and the exterior walls perfectly complement a gold-toned wedding palette. This was the setting of this private floral workshop hosted by Bows and Arrows.

Imperfect cobblestone paths took the bride through twists and turns in the mansion’s secluded gardens. Her bouquet was loose and draped, creating a just-picked vibe, and included a mix of bright open blooms and smaller delicate buds. Rich purples and dark greens contrasted with happy pinks and yellows to add dimension.

The bride’s undone, looped updo echoed the cascading raw silk ribbons on her bouquet—which were featured in rust hues on invitations with barely-there swirling calligraphy. Her striking gold ring paired beautifully with the warm colors around her.
Both her veil and dress flowed effortlessly in the wind, adding movement to the gown’s feminine and fluid silhouette.

An arch framed the bride in asymmetrical vines in an organic shape, as though they had just sprouted. The arch was left with rustic wood exposed, to add balance to an otherwise bold look.

Tablescapes included light wood flatware, matte ceramics, and lush, low flowers. The cake was similarly sleek, with a smooth finish that gave the lavish floral accents the spotlight.

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Photography: Kayla Barker Fine Art Photography | Floral Design: Bows and Arrows | Wedding Gown: Anais Anette | Rings: Trumpet & Horn | Hair + Makeup: Tracy Melton Artistry | Venue: Rosewood Hotels | Bridal Boutique: a&be bridal shop | Desserts: Sugar Bee Sweets | Floral Workshop Attendee: Wedfully Yours | Floral Workshop Attendee: Stone House Creative | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Paper Goods: Script Merchant Calligraphy | Planning + Design: The Wildflowers | Rentals: Bella Acento | Ribbon: FrouFrou Ribbon

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