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Lakeside Dallas Wedding at The Filter Building

Sweet and stylish, this Dallas wedding at The Filter Building really has it all. It has the details that will make you drool, and the sentimental moments that will make you swoon. And thanks to Nicole Berrett Photography you can devour every gorgeous moment here.

Urban Space
Al Fresco

From the Bride…My wedding day was dreamy and calm. I know ‘calm’ seems like a strange choice, but, after ten months of organizing and crafting, there wasn’t much left to worry about. As exciting as all the planning and prep was for the big day, when it arrived, I just wanted to get married and celebrate with my friends and family! Luckily, the weather was beautiful that day and that’s exactly what we were able to do. We had a quick ceremony out by the lake, officiated by my dad, then we went inside for food, drinks and lots of dancing!

My husband and I love running around White Rock Lake. We trained for our first half-marathon at White Rock, so the whole trail was inspiring for a wedding. Our venue in particular, The Filter Building, had the perfect 1920s style and lake views I was looking for. Once we got engaged I was prepared to schedule everything around The Filter Building’s availability.

My dress had a unique vintage vibe that I thought would stand out against the industrial backdrop. I’d been stalking some Tadashi Shoji styles online and sure enough, BHLDN added my favorite pick to their latest line of wedding dresses. I was obsessed. The details were lovely and the price was right. My earrings were borrowed from my mother, who shares my love of yellow gold.

Spring also meant all my favorite florals would be in season, including a blueish teal flower called Sea Holly. My florist made that recommendation very early on and they were stunning! I ordered floral pieces for every table, the bar, the cake, my head and our wedding arch and I don’t regret it. Flowers just make me so happy! I also got really into ferns while planning. They’re just so geometric and charismatic for a plant. Who can resist?

I’m extremely proud of my grandpa’s contribution of hand-crafted table numbers and a cake topper. At 85 years old he still creates amazing things out of wood! And, as a bonus, I’ll be able to decorate our future home with these wooden accents. I can’t wait to show them off a bit more. I hand addressed all of our invitations and Save-the-Date envelopes. The escort cards were also my doing. I wasn’t great at hand-lettering before, and still don’t quite have it down, but it was a fun way to save money and finish some crafts on my own. We also recycled some of our unloved vinyl records to use as our guest book. The groomsmen’s bow ties and the bridesmaids’ earrings were an Etsy find.

I owe so much credit to my ‘dream team’ of artists, photographers, florists, musicians, DJs, caterers and all around wedding pros!

Photography: Nicole Berrett Photography | Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Bride's Shoes: Ivanka Trump | Caterer: Two Sisters Catering | DJ: Kelly Hooper - Astounding Sounds | Bride's Gown: Tadashi Shoji, BHLDN | Ceremony & Reception: The Filter Building | Florals: Ooohlala Floral | Hair & Makeup : Beauty & The Blush | Quartet: Four Strings

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Garden Glam Styled Shoot

We’ve had a gorgeous day on the LBB blog, there’s no doubt about that. But it’s not over, not by a long shot. If Ben Q. PhotographyEbony Peoples Events & DesignSugar Bee Sweets and The Southern Table have anything to do with it, we’ll be gazing for hours to come. They’ve turned our garden wedding dreams into a work of art with this breathtaking shoot. A touch of glam here and a pretty bloom there, this one is a doozy darlings.


From Ebony PeoplesSpringtime in Dallas is backdrop for an outdoor wedding celebration. I recently teamed up with a talented group of Dallas wedding professionals to create a Garden Glam styled wedding shoot. As wedding professionals, we are hired to assist clients in creating the wedding of their dreams. This styled shoot gave us an opportunity to spread our creative wings and share a bit of inspiration to couples planning an outdoor wedding. We selected a color palette that included peach, shades of pink and red, and metallic gold. These colors perfectly complemented the natural outdoor elements in the garden at Marie Gabrielle. Our goal was to include lots of detail that were a bit outside of the norm including a farm table, candied apple place cards, and a garden soil ceremony.

Our Garden Glam styled wedding shoot took place on a perfect spring Dallas day! The husband and wife duo behind Ben Q. Photography were on hand to capture all of the details with film photography! Ducky Bob’s provided our farm table and the elegant gold tabletop dinnerware. The Southern Table did an amazing job with creating our floral decor using lush springtime blooms! The Bee’s Knees designed all of our wedding stationery, including rhinestone embellished invitations. Sugar Bee Sweets created a beautiful floral adorned, iced wedding cake! Binzario provided a jaw-dropping, couture bridal gown with lots of intricate detail. Marilona Makeovers and hairstylist, Ashley Bristo, were on hand to ensure that our bride looked absolutely stunning! Nails by Avonne provided a manicure for our bride complete with a chic, lace overlay! De’Ana Davis and Kelvin Wilson acted as our model bride and groom for the day!

Photography: Ben Q. Photography | Planner: Ebony Peoples Events & Design | Floral Design: The Southern Table | Wedding Dress: Binzario Couture | Cake: Sugar Bee Sweets | Stationery: The Bee’s Knees Custom Design | Hair: Ashley Bristo | Bride Model: De’Ana Davis | Groom Model: Kelvin Wilson | Groom Model Management: Men’s Board Model Management | Makeup: Marilona Makeovers | Nail Technician: Nails By Avonne (The Polished Life) | Rentals: Ducky Bob's | Wedding Venue: Marie Gabrielle

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Classic Fall Dallas Wedding

They say everything is bigger in Texas, but this wedding is sort of a happy exception. It’s love-centered simplicity done with elegance and grace, and thanks to Apryl Ann Photography and Copper Penny Films we’re getting a first-hand peek. Cozy up and enjoy!


From the Bride… My husband and I met at a club in Dallas Texas called Glass (which is unusual because neither of us frequent clubs!) He had just moved back to Texas from North Carolina where he had finished up his Master’s at Duke University. I had graduated from Southern Methodist University and was working in Oil and Gas. We hit it off right away and got engaged soon after in New York City under the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center.

We then went to Niagara Falls (one of my favorite places) and Toronto to meet his family. For our ceremony we had a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony where we honored our parents and relatives by serving them tea. We also had a traditional Christian ceremony at Park Cities Presbyterian Church as well- I absolutely love the stained glass windows of the church and the beautiful memories it carries for me.

I picked the Dallas Arboretum because I loved the flowers, rustic charm and scenic views of the lake and the Dallas skyline. It was absolutely perfect weather in November and we danced the night away under the stars. I had spent time making sure there were a lot of personal details including plenty of Etsy purchases!

The flowers had lots of green and white in them with touches of red and most of the decor was DIY’d by myself and my mother or purchased from Etsy. My dresses I actually bought preowned- the Aimee Atelier dress I found on preownedweddingdresses.com from a bride in New Zealand and the J Mendel dress I found for $150 dollars on Ebay. I tailored them to be unique just for me and felt awesome in them. All the little details really made the day special but the most important part of the day was the love and joy that surrounded us as we celebrated with our family and friends.

Photography: Apryl Ann Photography | Videography: Copper Penny Films | Florist: Blue Lotus Gardens | Ceremony Location: Park Cities Presbyterian Church | Reception Location: Dallas Arboretum | Bridesmaid Dresses: Watters | Caterer: Gil's Elegant Catering | Cake (Groom): Del Frisco's | Cake (Wedding): La Duni | Hair Pieces For Bridesmaids: Hand Made | Invitations, Menus, Signage: Hand Made | Junior Bridesmaid Dresses: Dorothy Perkins | Second Photographer: Karah Rathmell Photography | Tuxes For Groom And Groomsmen: Mens Wearhouse | Wedding Dress (Ceremony): Atelier Aimee | Wedding Dress (Reception): J. Mendel

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