Oh, sweet, sweet air plant. You know we are just wild over air plants (or tillandsia) here so when we laid eyes on this bride’s bouquet our hearts nearly jumped out of our chests! It is the mother of all tillandsia bouquets and it is just stunning. Bows and Arrows never disappoints when it comes to wedding florals and they really knocked it out of the park with these eclectic and unique arrangements. The rest of the Dallas wedding, captured so beautifully by Sarah Kate, Photographer, is just as lovely with whimsically modern details that will take your breath away! See them all in the full gallery!
From the bride… A few years ago, I met my husband playing drums in a band somewhere in Texas, and subsequently relocated to NYC to study fashion design. He moved (followed me, if we’re being honest) up to the Northeast to attend graduate school in Boston which shortened the distance between us, and for the next couple years, we boarded acela trains and bolt buses until we could be together in Brooklyn after graduating. A job offer moved us back home to Dallas, where Adam proposed at the end of a long cross country drive. We immediately planned a wedding that would reflect our tastes and heritage, and we had a ton of fun doing so. I had picked out a frothy, ivory Vera Wang gown in New Orleans, and soon after, I visited my grandmother on the way home who showed me her little vintage, tea-length dress she was married in over 50 years ago. She actually had the $18 receipt, which I saw with my own eyes! I knew I had to incorporate it, so I planned to wear it during the reception. Somehow she was convinced I was altering it completely to make it more modern, but I surprised her at the wedding with nothing changed whatsoever — not even the waist was taken in, which was unbelievable.
Another amazing part of the day were the flowers, done by Alicia and Adam Rico of Bows and Arrows. The bridesmaids carried little bundles of succulents and anemones, which balanced out my ridiculously impressive bouquet of tallandsia, zerographica and succulents, which were inspired from a bouquet I saw on the cover of a German bridal magazine called Brud.
We had a friend’s string quartet play during the processional, outside on the most perfect October day ever. We didn’t even need all the handmade program fans (inspired by Rifle Paper Co.) my mother and I glued together the week prior. The lovely ring bearer bowl was made by fellow Texan creative Paloma’s Nest, which caused a funny scene when the best man had to bite the rings off with his teeth…
Immediately after exchanging beautiful vows before our family and friends (and putting God above all else), we headed inside the giant warehouse loft to dance to Van Morrison and eat as much BBQ as we could. Our dear friend made a gorgeous croquembouche cake (which had to be remade hours before due to a not-so-hilarious catastrophe with a lab puppy) which we also paired with homemade pies and cobblers on the dessert table. Finally, our guests saw us off in my Dad’s blue 1950′s pickup truck, which we drove back to the Belmont Hotel and swapped into our VW for our cross country drive to San Francisco for our honeymoon. The end!
Photographer: Sarah Kate, Photographer / Florist: Bows and Arrows / Venue: Hickory Street Annex / Caterer: Gil’s Elegant Catering / Entertainment: Good Question Band / Wedding Dresses: Vera Wang + Vintage / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Garter: Florrie Mitton / Ring Bearer Bowl: Paloma’s Nest / Bride’s Ring: Vintage / Groom: Satomi Kawakita / Bridesmaid Dresses: Nordstrom / Groom’s Tuxedo: J.Crew / Groomsmen Shirts, Ties + Bonobos Pants: J.Crew / Lodging: Belmont Hotel / Hair + Makeup: Lure Salon / Bunting, Table Numbers, Cake Topper + Mr. and Mrs. Forks: BHLDN / Program Fans, Cork Table Number Holders, Burlap and Lace Table Runners, Wedding Aisle Floral Mason Jars + Vintage Framed Photos: DIYBHLDN and J.Crew are members of our Look Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here.