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Bouquet Breakdown: Organic + Elegant Historic Home Wedding

If you’re a hopeless romantic (and, really, aren’t we all?!), then I know you were already swooning for last week’s Organic + Elegant Historic Home Wedding — and particularly weak in the knees for the black and blush anemone, peony, and jasmine stunner, crafted by Maxine Owens of The Southern Table. Thankfully, Maxine was kind enough to share all the pretty details with us, so read on to get the scoop!

Organic + Elegant Historic Home Wedding

  • White Anemone
  • Blush Gardenia Peonies
  • Kiera Garden Roses
  • Patience Garden Roses
  • Blush Spray Roses
  • Spirea
  • Black Scabiosa
  • White Veronica
  • White Lilac
  • Blush and White Ranunuclus
  • White Astilbe
  • Snowberry
  • Cocculus
  • Camelia
  • Blush and White Sweet Pea
  • Jasmine Vine
  • Gunni Eucalyptus Foliage
  • Clematis Foliage

From Maxine Owens…. Our design process starts with really getting to know and understand the key element in the event: The Bride!  We love spending time with our brides and couples to get to know them as people, who they are, and what they want their guests to experience and feel at their wedding.  There are the basics, like colors, types of flowers they like, but we’re really interested in finding out what elements are special to them and what makes them unique as a couple.  Creating a custom design that helps them express themselves and share that with their guests is our ultimate goal.

Upon meeting Sara, we immediately fell in love with her overall vision for her wedding.  Together with Birds of A Feather Events, we created a dreamy floral concept for a classic garden look focusing on the natural elegance of whites, creams, and greens with pops of delicate blush.  When designing, are alway inspired by our brides’ wedding venues and why they select them.  Sara is a librarian and opted for an historic mansion with large, mature trees and lush green courtyards.  The stately house features influences of English Georgian and French Renaissance styling.  We aimed to continue this aesthetic through our choices of floral in order to create a consistent and seamless design.

With her neutral color palette, we combined soft, delicate blooms such as peonies, sweet pea, and garden roses with bold dark pops of black scabiosa and black and white anemones for definition.  Since Sara loved a garden feel, we combined these blooms with different textured greenery.  Camelia, gunni eucalyptus, spirea, and clematis foliage are some of my favorite greens to use.  And we couldn’t resist a little bit of trailing vine, so we definitely needed the gorgeous blush and white jasmine as an accent.  Putting these elements together in a loose, organic composition helped create that timeless garden feel she was looking for.  We accented the bouquet with hand-dyed blush and ivory silk ribbon from Froufrou Chic as a final romantic, feminine touch.  And thank you to Apryl Ann Photography for capturing Sara and her bouquet so perfectly!

Floral Design: The Southern Table | Photography: Apryl Ann Photography

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Organic + Elegant Historic Home Wedding

When a librarian marries a scientist you KNOW it’ll be an affair chock-full of smart details. Especially when said Dallas fete is packed with wooden engraved coasters, an on-site poet, and plenty of organic details. It is – without a doubt – a lesson in love and one scroll through the gallery from Apryl Ann Photography shows you exactly what I mean!

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From Apryl Ann PhotographySara and Josh, a librarian and scientist from Chicago, were married on a Saturday afternoon in the historic district of Dallas. Their wedding was filled with elegant and organic details such as the silk and willow ribbon tied to each individual wooden engraved coaster. Or the arch made of cream and white florals. And because Sara is such a word worm, they had a poetry maker there typing up mini poems on a typewriter based on what the guests wanted.

Photography: Apryl Ann Photography | Videography: Candlelight Films | Design: Birds Of A Feather Events | Ceremony Venue: Aldredge House | Reception Venue: Aldredge House | Catering: Food Glorious Food | Calligraphy: Harts And Quills | Entertainment: Le Force Entertainment | Babysitters: Black Tie Babysitters | Bridesmaid Gowns: Rent The Runway | Desserts: Layered Bake Shop | Floral: The Southern Table | Getaway Car: Blue Diamond Limousines | Guitarist: Nick DiGennaro | Hair And Make-Up: AW Wedding Hair And Makeup | Linens: La Tavola | Paper Goods: Southern Fried Paper | Planning: Birds Of A Feather Events | Poet: Typewriter Poet | Rentals: Ducky Bob's | Rentals: Posh Couture Rentals | Rentals: Celebration Event Rental | Rentals: Suite 206 | Rentals: Perch Decor | Rentals: Bella Accento

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Elegant + Organic Wedding in Texas

Thinking about a short engagement? Take this couple, who managed to pull of this elegant affair with only 5 months to plan. Using inspiration from the outdoors, the simplistic nature captured by Shaun Menary Photography is what makes it all the more special. Graced with Sugar Bee Sweets and a Candlelight Films, you can see the entire day unfold below!

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From the beautiful Bride… Adam and I met in June 2014 through mutual friends at Watermark Community Church. July 24, 2014 was our first date which started with coffee and ended with dinner 4 hours later. That same Saturday we planned to hang out for a bit which turned into a 12 hour adventure. We sat under a tree at White Rock Lake. We both knew we wanted to get married. Official dating followed shortly after that. As we began to share our passions, our purpose and the redemption we have both experienced through Christ we were confident Christ had a purpose for our relationship. December 3, 2014 Adam took me to dinner. After dinner be handed me a notebook with character traits he saw in me that would be beneficial in marriage. As I read them I knew… We arrived at the same tree at White Rock where we first learned so much about each other. Adam asked me to marry and I of course said yes. Thankfully our families and friends have been incredibly supportive.

My planning experience was short and sweet with only 3.5 months to plan. I could not have done so without Adam’s constant encouragement and support. We looked at two venues. With such a short engagement most everything was booked. We decided on a Sunday evening and loved our venue. Food and beverages were decided upon based on the venue. We chose a baker that one of our friends had just used for my cake. One of Adam’s buddies baked his gig ’em cake. I ordered my dress online and was able to try it on and return it if the size didn’t work. I ended up only trying on two different styles. I was familiar with the florist and loved their style. I had very little to do with the florist other than our first meeting to give an idea of what I liked. Our DJ was recommended by a friend in my community group. I didn’t seek many options but went with my instinct. We sent save the dates out via email and quickly picked our wedding invitations.

Our design inspiration came from the outdoors. I like the beautiful simplicity that natural gives. We didn’t have many extras as far as decoration. Our wedding was outside so we didn’t need anything more than each other. Inside for the reception I know I wanted banquet style seating and Edison lights over the dance floor for the main effect. There were simple green runners and votives along the tables. We used sustainable bamboo plates and sliver flatware. I liked the combo. We stuck with simplicity.

The first meaningful detail of our wedding was that our grandmothers took the place of the traditional flower girls. I wanted to follow in the foot steps of women who have done marriage well for the past 57+ years. My youth pastor officiated the service so having him walk us into one of the most important seasons of our lives was great.

For brides currently planning their weddings, I would say don’t make engagement long. Everything that is necessary can get done quickly so don’t stress. Your wedding day will be perfect regardless of small glitches along the way. I’m so thankful we didn’t have time to spend on things that we would not have remembered. There are endless possibilities and options for a wedding but don’t weigh yourself down. Take time weekly to spend time with your fiancé make a point to not talk about the wedding. Don’t lose site of the purpose of the wedding. For us that was to resemble Christ’s love for the church and to vow to pursue that same self sacrificing love Christ demonstrated. Everything will get done and if it doesn’t, it didn’t need to be anyway. Enjoy this season! You can learn so much about your fiancé.

Most importantly, have fun! Your wedding is just the beginning. Marriage is so much more than a dress, cake, flowers… Those things make the wedding day so special and important which it is and should be! So, enjoy the planning and all that it entails. Adam and I think marriage is a big deal and wanted to celebrate that. The best advice Adam and I have received was from my Papa who has been married to my Nana over 60 years. He told us to “try hard everyday”. Enjoy this season of engagement and look forward to the many years ahead. Marriage is awesome!

Photography: Shaun Menary Photography | Videographer: Candlelight Films | Floral Design: DIRT Design Studio | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Cakes: Sugar Bee Sweets | Caterer: Bolsa | DJ: David Allen | Wedding Venue: Trinity River Audubon Center

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Elegant Downtown Dallas Ballroom Wedding

From the dramatic steps to the Corinthian stone columns, the portico of the Dallas Scottish Rite Temple stole our hearts. This wedding’s a delight for the eyes, thanks to talents like Significant Events Of Texas and Erin Blair Make Up & Hair Design. But our favorite thing? How adorable and absolutely in love the couple are. See all the special moments, captured by Anna Routh Photography, right here.

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From Anna Routh PhotographyErin and Zach are two of the most wonderful people I’ve had the pleasure of photographing. Not only are they just so easy going, but they love each other and their friends and family so immensely. The joy on their faces throughout the day was so evident and so amazing. They were so excited to join their lives and their families and it showed. Erin and Zach chose the historic Scottish Rite Temple in Downtown Dallas (where they live) to tie the knot. The setting could not have been more perfect – the regal front porch, the stunning ballroom and all the details were just on point. Erin and Zach had a beautiful time celebrating with their friends and family, and it was such an honor for me to be able to capture their bond.

Photography: Anna Routh Photography | Floral Design: Stems Of Dallas | Cakes: Frosted Art Bakery | Ceremony Venue: Scottish Rite Cathedral - Dallas | Reception Venue: Scottish Rite Cathedral - Dallas | Hair And Makeup: Shannon Gobin Of Erin Blair Make Up & Hair Design | Event Planning And Coordination: Significant Events Of Texas | Getaway Car: Blue Diamond Limousines | Reception Band: Professor D

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Lush + Romantic Floral Inspiration from Bows and Arrows

There’s nothing I love more than fresh flowers. So much so, that every week, I buy myself a bouquet to keep on my desk at work because they make me smile. But my desk flowers have nothing on these gorgeous blooms from Bows and Arrows photographed to perfection by Heather Hawkins. I’m completely smitten, and you will be, too, after a peek through the gallery.

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From Alicia of Bows and ArrowsThis one-on-one intensive floral workshop with Adri of Moss Floral was devoted to teaching the mechanics of composition and designing natural, garden-esque floral design. We began with covering flower crowns and bridal bouquets, both adorned with Frou Frou Chic ribbon, and then learned to create floral installations, centerpieces and table setting. Our student Adri styled her work with our model Tea and worked with photographer Heather Hawkins to capture it in the best light and composition. Adri was an amazing student with so much talent, and left the workshop with a greater knowledge and passion of flowers, new techniques and tricks and her first photoshoot experience.

Photography: Heather Hawkins | Wedding Dress: Lela Rose | Hair & Makeup: Samantha Landis | Bridal Boutique: Warren Barron | Floral Design And Styling: Bows And Arrows | Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic

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