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Natural, Organic Summer Bridal Inspiration

Ethereal and elegant with a wonderfully organic vibe, this bridal inspiration caught on film by Matt And Julie Weddings with styling by Lindsey Brunk is just pure magic. And those perfectly imperfect florals from Bows And Arrows? There are no words. See the entire shoot here.


From Matt And Julie WeddingsOur inspiration for this shoot was a casual, laid back summer bride but keeping her modern and on trend. Lindsey Brunk styled our bride in an unexpected two piece ensemble by Theia. The slimline crepe skirt was perfectly complimented by an embellished crop top featuring an ethereal cape. We love that the cape gives the movement and feel that a veil usually does, without being traditional and a lot more unexpected. Tracy Melton created a beautifully natural look with soft bronzey, sunkissed makeup and a lived-in, textured fishtail braid. Andi Jameson (Bows and Arrows) created a bouquet that looks lush yet could have been freshly foraged. We visited a Nature Preserve in Plano, TX for an organic, summer backdrop. 

Photography: Matt And Julie Weddings | Styling: Lindsey Brunk | Floral Design: Bows and Arrows | Wedding Gown: Theia | Ring: Nan Lee Jewelry | Hair And Make Up: Tracy Melton Artistry

Bohemian Texas Engagement Session

Inspired by one of the most iconic couples, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, this free-spirited Bride and her handsome edgy Groom have stolen my heart with their bohemian-loving ways. Hello, gorgeous blooms, floral crown and peace sign from Posh Floral Designs! And did you see those adorable signs?! It’s all boho perfection in the form of this pretty gallery from Jennefer Wilson.

From Meggie FranciscoWhen I first met Amber and Clinton, I fell in love with their adoration for each other – and with their style! Amber is such a boho babe with an incredible fashion sense, and Clinton has more edge, more rock n’ roll. He’s actually a traveling Videographer for DJ group Caked Up! Their chemistry immediately reminded me of one of history’s most iconic and romantic couples: John Lennon and Yoko Ono. We took this inspiration and ran with it, pulling out all the stops with modern “protest” signs, a tribal bohemian picnic in the middle of the hills, and a moody creek setting (which inspired some seriously steamy shots!). It was so much fun to watch these two celebrate their engagement and I can’t wait for their wedding in October at the Dallas Arboretum!

From The Bride…Clinton and I first met in elementary school. I thought he was the cutest little baseball player! We “dated” while I was in 4th grade (he was in 3rd). I don’t even know if we had even held hands! We just knew we liked each other and each of us thought the other was cute. I remember he gave me his baseball card with a sweet little note. We stayed friends throughout elementary and middle school, and then parted ways while he went to Sachse high school and I went to Rowlett high school. Our mutual best friend, Katie Wynn, reunited us in spring of 2009. We were both single and things just clicked immediately!

On our 4-year anniversary, Clinton had the whole night planned. We went to dinner at Kobe steak house in Addison and then stopped at the Nylo Hotel downtown to drop off our bags and have a drink on the roof top while watching the sunset. We ended up “running into” our photographer friend Cagle up on the roof top. He said he was supposed to shoot a model, but she had totally bailed! He asked if he could grab a couple of pictures of us just for the fun of it since it was our 4 year anniversary. He started posing us, and while we were laughing and being sexy for the camera, Cagle asked us to do one last pose that he “always does with all of his couples.” He told us to put our backs to each other for a few shots, and then asked us to turn back around. When I turned, there Clinton was, on one knee, asking me to marry him! I was speechless and completely shocked. Of course, I said YES!

Photography: Jennefer Wilson | Floral Design: Posh Floral Designs | Hair And Makeup: Ellum Hair Studio | Bride's Fashion: Free People | Engagement Rings: Dallas Diamonds | Event Stylist And Planner: Meggie Francisco | Groom's Fashion: Cotton On | Location: Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

Bridal Session at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

Truth be told, my one and only wedding regret is failing to book those bridal portraits. It’s that oh-so-special time to twirl around in your dress and capture that downright gorgeous “glow” before the Big Day, but thankfully I now get to live vicariously through shoots like this beauty from Feather & Twine. It’s everything a bridal session should be, and you can click right here for soooo much more.

From the Bride… I was never the girl who dreamed about her wedding growing up. I’m terrible at decisions and wedding magazines stress me out, but when I got engaged it’s like something altered my DNA and I became the most decisive bride known to man! I saw a dress on Pinterest, stalked the links until I found the designer, called a store and a few days later I bought it.

When I put it on after my last fitting, I felt wonderful. It was so comfortable and flirty. I love the outdoors, so I knew I wanted to do my bridals somewhere unique and in nature. We settled on a nature preserve in Plano and had the most wonderful day. My desire for the day can be summed up in three words: natural, lovely and fun. Kelsey and Talon made it that and so much more. Yes it was windy and I was eaten alive by chiggers, but it was the first day I really felt like a bride.

Walking down the aisle is such a clear and perfect memory for me. I was incredibly calm and comfortable, which surprises me to this day. The dress made me feel so elegant and allowed me to focus on what really mattered that day. I’m thankful I found a dress that was comfortable and made me feel like me. It will always be my most favorite outfit choice :)

Photography: Feather & Twine | Florals: Stems Of Dallas | Dress: Mori Lee | Park: Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

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