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Texas Bluebonnet Engagement Session

Want to take some stunning engagement pics, all the while paying homage to the Lone Star State?  Then spend your day frolicking around a gorgeous bluebonnet field (Texas’ state flower) like these two cuties did.  It’s the perfect combo of Texas pride, love-filled moments and jaw-droppingly gorgeous beauty.  See it all captured by dV Photography right here.

From the Bride-to-Be… Austin and I got engaged on a chilly day in New York City last winter. It was the perfect moment. We sat in Central Park imagining what life would be like as a married couple and the kind of wedding we wanted to have.

We both currently live in Houston together, so we knew we wanted our engagement session to bring light to our home in Texas. What better way to bring the Lone Star State into our photos than to surround ourselves with bluebonnets? (For any non-Texans out there, the bluebonnet is the state flower.) One problem… finding a bluebonnet field is harder than it sounds. Our photographers (who are also close friends) spent most of the day driving in and around Navasota, TX with us until we found the perfect field. And when we finally found it, we stayed until sunset.

Austin and I couldn’t be happier with our photos. They completely captured us and the casual feel we were hoping for. We both love the simplicity and natural elements each photo brings and we will always remember that day we spent in the bluebonnet fields. Our next outdoor adventure will be at Maroon Bells in Aspen, Colorado where we plan to have an intimate summer wedding in the mountains. 

Photography: DV Photography | Bride's Attire (Skirt): American Apparel | Bride's Attire (Top): Old Navy | Groom's Attire : Banana Republic

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Rustic Romance at Mission San Jose

Mission San Jose is dripping in old world elegance; the kind of place that easily lends itself to a romantic affair. And this inspiration crafted by Without Wax, Katy, Mayhar Design and Taylor Lord Photography knows what’s up. With rambling hand-written stationery by The Left Handed Calligrapher and the prettiest pastel color palette, this photo shoot has romance by the bucketful.

From Without Wax, Katy & Mayhar DesignWhen we decided to jointly collaborate on a photo shoot, we were unanimous in our desire to create something that was authentic and timeless and above all, honored and enhanced the original beauty of the environment. Our hearts fell immediately in love with the breathtaking backdrop of San Antonio’s Mission San Jose. After an initial site visit, we quickly set to planning, basing all color and design direction around the color palette and detailing of the mission itself. We quickly brought on a team of local artisans that we dearly admired and are so thrilled with the gifts and talent that each person brought to the table!

It is always our ultimate goal to create a product that is elegant and honest and that portrays a genuine beauty. We cannot thank our amazing team of collaborators enough and hope that you enjoy what we came up with!

Photography: Taylor Lord Photography | Design: Without Wax, Katy | Design: Mayhar Design | Floral Design: Katy Bohls Of Without Wax, Katy | Cake: 2tarts Bakery | Calligraphy: The Left Handed Calligrapher | Antique Pewter, China And Silverware: La Belle Vie | Custom Dress Cape: Kathleen Lothringer | Dining Chair And Velvet Stool: Furbish | Hairpiece: Lacielle Rose | Lace Table Drapery: Heirloom Bed Company | Location: Mission San Jose | Makeup And Hair: Beauty And The Blush | Match Pewter + Monogrammed Linens: Lin Marche

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Vintage Inspired Backyard Wedding

Ever since the day I first saw Annie Banks walk down the aisle to “Canon in D” I’ve held a very special place in my heart for backyard weddings.  So to say that this sweeter than sweet homespun affair has captured my very being is sort of an understatement.  The perfect combo of simple + elegant with just a dash of vintage goodness, it’s pure perfection.  See it all captured by Mustard Seed Photography here.

From the Bride… We chose my parents home, because it is a special place for our family and such a beautiful location. My mom is a master gardener and does most of the gardening herself. We both share a hobby for gardening and decorating together and it made it so special to use the gardens she has worked so hard to grow as the back drop!  I wanted the wedding to be “homey.” I wanted to flowers to look as though you went into the backyard, picked a bunch of things and threw them in a vase. I wanted the cake to taste homemade. I also added in a vintage flare. We had the place cards mounted on an antique hat stand littered with hats that belonged to both of our grandmothers. I added as much milk glass as I could find! We had a vintage chandelier hanging from the tent. I chose the vintage theme not only because I love the look, but also because it pays homage to a time when weddings were much more simple. A time when weddings in the backyard were common and it was treated as not only a celebration of a couple’s love, but a celebration of the support and community their family and friends have provided throughout their lives! I wanted our wedding to serve as a thank you to our guests for their support over the years! Thus, my goal was to create an environment where all could have a great time and enjoy the scenery!

Photography: Mustard Seed Photography | Coordinator: Soiree Bliss Events | Florist: Flowers Texas Style | Cake: Samantha Linton | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Reception Venue: Private Residence | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: All Star Catering | DJ: DJ Tony Mac | Suits: Jos A Bank | Bride's Dress: BHLDN | Furniture Rentals: Prestigious Event Rentals | Veil: BHLDN

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