A new take on neutrals? You bet, and it’s all thanks to Bows And Arrows for hosting the loveliest workshop. Tucked away in the gardens in Dallas layers of blush, camel, and oatmeal come out to play in the prettiest way. With Kayla Barker Fine Art Photography behind the lens, this is one inspiration that you’ll want to bookmark pronto. See it all in The Vault!
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From Bows And Arrows … We had the privilege to host a mother-daughter duo of Candelaria Designs in Dallas at the home of Julie Cohn, a fine art jewelry designer, to explore the world of design and aesthetics. We were tucked away in the gardens of Julie’s home and used tones of blush, coral, camel and oatmeal to lay the groundwork of our tablescape. We draped the table in a gorgeous oatmeal La Tavola linen and had a centerpiece overflowing with garden roses, pom dahlia, hellebores, allium, amaranthus, foraged vines, textures and pomegranates. The place cards were written by Lauren Essl of Blue Eye Brown Eye, and all beautifully captured by our dear friend Kayla Barker. We used the natural, botanical elements of the garden to lay an effortless backdrop for our shoot to allow the attendees to explore within their own aesthetic and design to create a concept that was equally elegant, minimal and approachable.
Photography: Kayla Barker Fine Art Photography | Floral Design: Bows and Arrows | Ring: Julie Cohn Design | Calligraphy: Blue Eye Brown Eye | Dresses: Claire Pettibone | Hair + Make-up: Meg B | Linen: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Model: The Dragonfly Agency | Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic | Workshop Host: Bows and Arrows
Hello fellow Brides-to-be! In my numerous months of wedding planning leading up to our Big Day, one of the items on my checklist I’ve had the most fun with is picking out a reception dress. I should also mention that we’re having an outdoor ceremony in Texas which means it will be very hot, so slipping into something breezier will provide quite a relief to me towards the end of the night!
I love the combination of nude and ivory, so this plunging neckline lace dress was a no brainer to add to this list! Not to mention the lace overlay against the nude slip is a beautiful combination worthy of a double-take (…which I assure you’ll receive plenty in this dress!). This particular dress comes in a few other combinations, so if you’re looking for white on white for your big day, that’s available, too.
This high neck lace number is pure magic! The combination of it being a form fitting dress with a high neckline and modest hem make the dress sexy yet classy – it’s a timeless pick and absolutely beautiful in photos. Though there are a ton of little white lace dresses to choose from, this one shines above the rest with the numerous details (did you catch the high-low lace back?) and overall knockout fit. Trust me, you’ll feel absolutely amazing in this dress – and it won’t break the bank!
For the fashion forward bride, I am in LOVE with the idea of wearing a gorgeous jumpsuit in place of a reception dress. Depending on how formal your wedding is, it would even be fun to wear a fabulous white or ivory silk romper and show some leg – definitely a good idea for a summer wedding! Keep you wedding shoes and jewelry as is, and swap your gown for something that allows you to command the dance floor (…can you tell we’ll be a dancing pair at our wedding? Ha!). A jumpsuit is classy, chic and elegant – and this one by Trina Turk gives off that old Hollywood glamour vibe that I adore so much.
If you’ve always envisioned yourself running to the car in your wedding gown, then by all means make that your wedding day reality! That’s the beauty of a wedding – you can make your vision come to life, whether than involves a quick outfit change or not. Given the amount of times we’ll wear white throughout the wedding planning process (think showers, rehearsal dinner, bridesmaid luncheons), you can do no wrong investing in a timeless little white dress!
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Photography: Kathryn Frazer Photography | Wedding Venue: The Contemporary Austin | Blogger Bride:Olivia Watson | High Neck Lace Dress: ASTR | Jumpsuit: Trina Turk | Nude + Ivory Lace Dress: Dress The Population
When high school sweethearts get married, you’re guaranteed one romantic celebration. Take Audrey and Kyle’s Big Day as proof. A small and formal affair filled with personalized details, delish food, and great music, this darling pair wed surrounded by the people they love the most – oh and lots of lovely flowers. Kayla Barker captured it all and don’t miss the Seventh Ray Films clip below!
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From The Bride…Kyle and I are high school sweethearts and dated for nine years before getting married. We wanted our wedding day to not only be a celebration of our commitment to one another, but also a time to love on our friends and family who have supported us along the way. For this reason, we deliberately kept it small and formal, which allowed us to offer our guests an evening filled with beautiful, personalized details, delicious food and good music. Surrounded by the people we love (and lots of flowers!), the day felt more intimate and dreamy than we could have ever hoped for.
From Kayla Barker Fine Art Photography…I was so excited to be a part of Audrey and Kyle’s amazing wedding day. Being that they are high school sweethearts like my husband and I, we connected instantly and you can tell immediately when you are around them that they are soul mates. Even though the guest list for their wedding was more intimate, you could feel the love that everyone shared for the two of them on their wedding day. They were married in the beautiful fireplace room of The Houstonian Hotel surrounded by candles and flowers by Events in Bloom. Audrey’s classic style was reflected in her dress by Augusta Jones, custom invitations and calligraphy done beautifully by MM Ink and letterpressed by Lavender and Mint and their beautiful monogram was used on the napkins and cake. The day was beautifully coordinated by J. Bray Events and it was the most beautifully display of their never ending love for each other.
Photography: Kayla Barker Fine Art Photography | Cinematography: Seventh Ray Films | Coordination: J. Bray Events | Floral Design: Events In Bloom | Wedding Dress: Augusta Jones | Cake: Susie's Cakes & Confections | Invitations: MM Ink | Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bride's Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Jewelry: Mikimoto | Rings: Robert's Fine Jewelry | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Catering: The Houstonian Hotel | Makeup: About Face by Dayna Leigh | Hair + Makeup: The Styling Stewardess | Band: Tianna Hall and The Houston Jazz Band | Groom's Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Ceremony Music: Divisi Strings | Venue: The Houstonian Hotel | Invitation Printer: Lavender & Mint