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This Calligrapher’s Spring Wedding is a Must-See

Caroline and Josh’s theme for their spring wedding in Texas? All things beautiful. With a fusion of simple, classic elegance and boho whimsy, this sweet couple pulled off their theme to perfection. From the Bride’s beautiful Willowby By Watters dress to the vintage furnishings, this day is nothing short of special. See it all from Magnolia Adam’s Photography in The Vault!

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From Magnolia Adam’s PhotographyA private residence set on several acres of land has opened up their space for weddings. Chandelier Grove is a stunning property and has the best of everything; a tree grove, a summer home large enough for both sides of the wedding party to comfortably get ready in and a large white barn full of natural light.

Caroline and Josh were married recently on a spring day. During our pre-consultation, I asked then what the vision for their day was and Caroline responded with, “I want it all to stick with the theme ‘beautiful’. So if I think it’s beautiful, it will be incorporated into our wedding.” Being a calligrapher herself, I knew the details would be perfect.

From The Bride…How did you and Josh meet?
Josh and I met in Houston at a church small group. I had moved back home from Oklahoma about a year earlier and he had just moved to town after completing his masters at Baylor. We were friends (he pretty much liked me for two years) and then he asked me out. I may have turned him down, but after three weeks of not being able to stop thinking about my decision, I called him back and asked him if I could reconsider my answer. I think this beginning was very fitting to our personalities: Josh is thoughtful, detailed, and deliberate. I’m more easy going, outgoing, and whimsy, but I think we both would say after our first date, we never looked back.

What was your inspiration for your wedding?
Josh and I both love beauty. On our honeymoon we took time to visit Musee de L’Orangerie where a good portion of Monet’s “Water Lilies” is housed. As we looked at these massive paintings it hit me how much of their contents reflected what I wanted our wedding to be (and was!): cool blues accented by warm hues, peaceful, a place of beauty and of rest, and (like every bride’s wish) memorable. I knew from the beginning I valued simple, classic elegance with a little bit of whimsy. I so wanted a boho look, but my love for clean, modern lines won out and voilá! You had the Smith wedding.

What were your favorite moments?
Josh would say his most memorable moment was me walking down the aisle. I loved all of it. Some of my favorite details were the potted plants scattered down the aisle, filled with fragrant rosemary and sage. I specifically wanted a “floral chandelier” over the dance floor and Striking Stems was able to catch the vision and run with it. The flowers were perfect.

One of my favorite moments at the wedding was serving communion to our guests as our “first act” as a married couple. It was so special being able to make eye contact with every guest, whether or not they took part in the sacrament. I felt it so reflected what Jesus gave as the greatest commandments and highest goals for life with Him: to love Him with all our hearts, souls, minds and strength, AND to love others above ourselves. Serving communion felt like the perfect intro into marriage for us that reflected our heart and goals.

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Photography: Magnolia Adam's Photography | Event Planning: J Low Events | Floral Design: Striking Stems | Wedding Dress: Willowby By Watters | Cake: Mrs. Weber Bakes | Bride's Shoes: J Crew | Catering: All Star Catering | Hair + Makeup: Glam Studio | Calligraphy: THE BRIDE - Caroline Carthey | Groom's Attire: J Crew | Venue: Chandelier Grove | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab

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Bright + Whimsical Houston Zoo Wedding

One of the biggest trends we’re predicting for 2016? Printed bridesmaids’ dresses, and this wedding is precisely why. All 19 (yes, 19!) of this beautiful brides’ maids look completely stunning in their printed Plum Pretty Sugar gowns. And with vendors like Pomp And CircumstanceSmileboothAwake Photography and Bear Hands Media, you can be sure there’s so much more pretty waiting in The Vault!

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From Awake PhotographyA classic tale of Texas girl meets Southern California surfer boy. Linda and Sheyne got married in her hometown of Houston, Texas and it was a day no one will soon forget. Starting at the fabulous Hotel Zaza, Linda and her 19 bridesmaids got dolled up with the help of Kiss and Makeup and The Perfect Face. They all looked absolutely stunning in the couture Plum Pretty Sugar dresses in shades of lavender, pinks and blues. They perfectly complimented the gorgeous bride wearing a stunning Monique Lhuillier gown. After getting married at the Bride’s childhood church, St. John the Divine, everyone headed to the reflection pools at the Houston Zoo where they danced the night away under string lighting, chandelier in the trees, and perfect Texas weather. The bride and groom are animal lovers, so they surprised their guests with the animal experience at cocktail hour. Animal trainers brought out an assortment of creatures for the guests to feed and pet. It was a huge hit! Bramble and Bee created gorgeous florals full of garden roses, ranunculus, and tulips which were perfectly accented by tiny golden animals as place cards. To round out a day of celebrating a lovely couple, Pomp and Circumstance, surprised the couple and their guests with a donut holes bar as a midnight snack. The day couldn’t have been more perfect, nor the couple more radiant.

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Photography: Awake Photography | Cinematography: Bear Hands Media | Event Planning: Pomp And Circumstance | Floral Design: Bramble And Bee | Wedding Dress: Monique L'huillier | Cake: Whisk Bakery | Invitations: Papellerie | Ceremony Venue: St. John Divine | Reception Venue: Houston Zoo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Plum Pretty Sugar | Makeup: The Perfect Face | Hair + Makeup: Kiss And Makeup | DJ: Divisi Entertainment | Hotel: Hotel ZaZa | Donuts: Shipley's Donuts | Photo Booth: Smilebooth

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Romantic Jewel-Toned Winter Inspiration Session

It may be nearly February, but this pretty inspiration shoot from Agape House Studio is going to put you right back in the Christmas spirit. Gorgeous ruby reds and stunning shades of emerald green give every detail—from the lush flowers to the hot cocoa bar to the beautiful tablescape—a sense of rich romance and so much beauty. See it all in THE VAULT!

From Agape House StudioThis styled shoot incorporated deep winter tones to bring warmth to the exposed brick walls of the vintage building. Golds and bronzes were also used in abundance to contrast the deep berry tones. Fresh fruits were used as accents on the tables and in the floral arrangements. The cake was a holiday inspired red velvet naked cake with gold deer accent topper to tie into the deer mounts by the head table. The cake table was an antique sewing machine table provided by Vintage Indulgence.The cocktail tables ties were made of pure greenery bringing some of the outdoors inside.

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Photography: Agape House Studio | Cinematography: Cinematic Saviors | Event Design: Station 3 Venue Coordinators | Floral Design: Johanna Terry Events | Cake: Nancy’s Cake Designs | Makeup: Savannah Schreiber | Groom's Attire: Billy Reid | Venue: Station 3 | Linen Rentals, Chargers + Accent Decor: Flora & Eventi | Vintage Rentals: Vintage Indulgence

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