SUBMIT WEDDING
A Darling Bakery-Set Engagement

This bride and groom-to-be are officially the cutest. They celebrated their upcoming nuptials over croissants and coffee, followed by a change of dress code for formal portraits under the Texas sun. Elan Makeup Studio worked her hair and makeup magic while Allen Tsai Photography captured the fun all along the way.

From the Bride…Our story began at Crossfit. It took about 2 months for Albert to finally muster the courage to ask me out, but it only took one date for us to become inseparable. Since then, our life has been a whirlwind of adventures, from music festivals to scuba diving in Costa Rica, and yet the best adventure was yet to come.

Each month on our anniversary, Al would always send me flowers. So when they arrived, it wasn’t out of the ordinary except for the card, which had hinted we were going to dinner and the theater. So that next night he took me to Uchi, where we’d had our very first date. On the way to the “show,” he pulled in front of Addison airport and surprised me with a sunset helicopter ride over downtown Dallas. When we landed and were about to walk inside, he grabbed my hand, dropped to one knee and asked me to be his wife. And it’s still the best day of my life.

So when it came time to plan, we knew we wanted it to be intimate, simple and elegant which is why we chose our venue, Summerfield at Tate Farms due to it’s wild beauty and rustic feel. We wanted our photos to emulate our overall theme as well, which is why we decided on more intimate settings such as the coffee shop and where we will actually say I do. When it came to the outfits, we wanted to keep them classic, yet fitting for each location. We chose darker tones for the coffee shop to play off of the wood in the store, and then contrasted the field with more formal wear.

Now aside from the standard hand on the hip, our photo shoot posing skills were rather subpar. But through every step of the way, Allen provided continuous instructions and directions that made it look like we actually knew what we were doing. The beauty and love that he was able to capture in his photos are everything and more that we were hoping for.

When putting together our “dream team,” as we like to call them, we needed those who were able to bring our thoughts and ideas to life. We’ve been fortunate enough to work with such talented individuals along the way, from the custom design of my engagement ring with Shapiro Diamonds, the look and feel of my wedding with Keestone Events, and our absolutely gorgeous photos from Allen Tsai. We are looking forward to seeing everything come together for the big day!

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Photography: Allen Tsai Photography | Event Planning: Keestone Events | Engagement Ring: Shapiro Diamonds | Hair + Makeup: Elan Makeup Studio | Film Processing: Goodman Film Lab | Location: Summerfield At Tate Farms | Location: Boulangerie by Village Baking Co.

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How to Incorporate 2017’s Hottest Color Into Your Wedding

Drumroll, please. The color gods have spoken and Pantone‘s 2017 color of the year is Greenery! We thought it couldn’t get any better than last year’s Rose Quartz and Serenity — soft, romantic and pretty, but this year’s zesty, yellow-green hue is giving us life. The proof? These inspired ideas for a bright, fresh and beautiful Greenery-filled day!

Inspired by Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year
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More Ways to Say “I Do” to Color

How to Choose Your Wedding Colors

Fresh Color Palettes for a Fall Wedding

Dramatic + Romantic Bouquets

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A Mountain Wedding Packed With Color

I’ve had the absolute pleasure of visiting Beano’s Cabin in the Colorado, so I can personally tell you just how special this couple’s venue really was. Tucked in amongst the mountains with views like you wouldn’t believe, it’s an incredible spot to start your forever, especially when A Vintage Affair and Winsome And Wright are a part of the vendor entourage. Dive straight into the pretty right here.

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Summer
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Mountain
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Rustic

From the Bride Whitney… We are that couple that met in a bar but ended up with a happily ever after! We shared some tequila and the rest is history. I can attest to the old saying, absence makes the heart grow fonder as we started our relationship overseas and it was over Skype dates, a twelve-hour time difference and longing to be back together that sparked our love. Our first date was when Eric came back to the states for one of his best friend’s weddings. We were inseparable ever since.

A few years later, Eric took me on a summer trip to one of his favorite places, Telluride, where he proposed at the bottom of Bridal Veil Falls…swoon! Having been born in Colorado, we visit often and it has always had a special place in our hearts. We knew right away a mountain wedding was a must!

Planning a wedding in Colorado while living in Florida required a relaxed and carefree attitude. We actually booked our wedding venue without ever seeing it in person! I was very lucky to have found the venue, our phenomenal photographer and exceptional florist on Instagram. I put all my trust in my vendors and let the experts take over. This gave results better than I could have imagined and definitely made things much easier for me.

We wanted our guests to feel relaxed yet be awed by an extravagant experience. We envisioned a dreamy, romantic and chic boho vibe. We chose to go with shades of neutrals and incorporate some natural elements. As everyone who knows me is aware I have an absolute love for lavender so we enjoyed including it into our decor, using fresh sprigs on our place settings, creating a signature lavender infused cocktail and designing a crate of dried lavender to hold our escort cards. The florals were soft with pops of color to keep a fun summer feel. I gave full rein to our florist and she put together incredible bouquets with an assortment of florals that were even accented with fresh mint! She also made a stunning hair piece that really complemented the style I was looking for.

The most memorable part of the wedding for us was writing and exchanging our vows in front of our dearest family and closest friends. The dinner was exquisite with four courses and complemented by some incredibly funny and heartfelt toasts! The party carried on as the band rocked the dance floor late into the night. We chose to take a special moment together at the end of the evening. As the guests were lining up outside for our exit we shared one last dance together, just the two of us, to Lover of the Light by Mumford and Sons. It was as if everything went into slow motion. It was such an incredible way to take in all the delight of the day. Our wedding was more magical than I ever could have imagined. It rained for almost two straight days before the wedding but hours before the ceremony it cleared and made for the most mystical backdrop as the clouds filled the mountaintops.

To anyone currently planning, start early if possible, absolutely get a planner, and let go completely of any expectations once the day arrives. It truly will be the best day ever!

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Photography: Winsome And Wright | Videography: Films About Love | Event Planning: A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals | Floral Design: Siloh Floral | Wedding Dress: Modern Trousseau | Invitations: The Wells Makery | Ceremony Venue: Beano's Cabin | Reception Venue: Beano's Cabin | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Makeup Artist: Makeup Artist Liz Wegrzyn | Hair Stylist: Brittani Estes | Film Lab: The Find Lab

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Stop everything you’re doing and enter this giveaway!

‘Tis the season for gift giving my friends, so today we’re playing Santa with a little somethin’ that will make your entire year.  Yes, I am talking about Tulle la la, your new bestie that will deliver everything you’ll ever need during your planning process right to your doorstep… and we’re giving away a four month subscription. The catch? You have two days to enter. Scroll for the details.

Here at SMP, we’re always on the lookout for anything and everything that makes YOUR life easier when it comes to planning your Big Day… and Tulle la la’s monthly shipment most definitely fits the bill. Think a wedding box for brides that is all about pampering + preparing you for that awesome journey ahead with four to six surprises, like bridal lifestyle + beauty must-haves, day of essentials, tips from industry experts… and much much more. It even comes in a reusable keepsake box. (Awesome.) And with Tulle la la, you can sign up for one, four, six or eight boxes, so you can receive as little or as much as you wish. It’s basically the best de-stressor ever and a fun surprise that will make your life that much better. We love it.

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Don’t forget to visit Tulle la la today to sign up AND be sure to enter the fab giveaway. You have TWO days to enter, loves.

2-DAY GIVEAWAY

WHAT:

Tulle la la is giving one lucky reader a 4-month subscription to Tulle la la! (Value $212)

HOW:

To enter, simply leave a comment below telling us your favorite part of the wedding planning process so far! (Ex: I loved picking out my invitations!)

WHAT:

One lucky winner will be chosen completely at random by Tulle la la on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Noon EST. For terms and conditions, click here. Good luck, lovelies! xo