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Look No Further for Southern Bridal Portrait Inspiration

Look no further if you needed a little inspo for your bridal portraits! Tammy’s Table and a team of excellent vendors put together this pretty, southern shoot, showing different ways you can incorporate meaningful elements from your wedding or pretty props into your session. From statement jewelry and lacey shoes to a romantic tablescape and three delightful cakes, Kaley Elaine Photography captured each beautiful vignette. The options are endless, so get more bridal session inspiration, right this way

From Tammy’s TableYour wedding dress is delicate, graceful, and an intimate part of your personality that will be showcased on your upcoming celebration; and if there is ever a garment that should be remembered along with your Bride-to-be smile, it’s your wedding dress!

“What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” — Aaron Siskind

I couldn’t agree more, and it is one of the main reasons I encourage Brides to take traditional bridal portraits. I remember trying on my wedding dress and falling in love with the way it was going to be bustled as I strolled among all our friends and family. Quaint details such as these should be captured, but they may get lost with all the bubbly commotion of the wedding day. Having a day dedicated to you and your dress will ensure those sentiments are remembered forever. The extravagant train on this BHLDN gown is an unforgettable detail for the wedding dream books!

Bridal portraits don’t solely have to be about the dress. I encourage Brides to implement other wedding day influences such as their ring, sweet treats, invitations, and inspired décor as well! This blue topaz diamond ring from Brian Gavin is so unique and undoubtedly a highlight that expresses the individuality of a special Bride!

Another way to express your distinctive bridal persona is through a custom invitation. I absolutely love this invitation set created by In Loft Calligraphy! The details are phenomenal and very well executed, right down to the gold doors inspired by The Folmar’s one-of-a-kind rustic chapel. Capturing this detail is certainly a great way to achieve a swanky bridal portrait session.

To make your session even sweeter, incorporating consider simplistic and chic wedding cakes as a fun prop! Similar to the saccharine textures of the BHLDN gown, these textured white wedding cakes from Dolce Designs brought out the southern and sugary side of the shoot.

An alternate focal point to add to your bridal session is a stunning table setting! This setting was inspired by the classic countryside ambiance that radiates as you arrive at The Folmar. The entire event space brings on a beautiful stillness that makes you stop and take in the natural splendor around you. I wanted to keep that same sense of calmness with this tablescape, applying soft creams, pastel blues, and supple pinks. E-Johnston Designs did a wonderful job executing the vision with angelic blooms. The white chiffon table runner mirrored the train on this wedding gown to perfection and brought this bridal portrait session full circle.

Overall, bridal portraits are about capturing the monumental moment in time before you take the first steps into your new forever. However you decide to do them, make these photos uniquely geared towards the things that you never want to forget about your upcoming big day!

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Photography: Kaley Elaine Photo | Event Planning: Tammy's Table | Event Styling: Tammy's Table | Floral Design: E Johnston Designs | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Cake: Dolce Designs | Invitations: Inloftcalligraphy | Ring: Brian Gavin Diamonds | Makeup: Stephanie Rivera | Venue: The Folmar | Model: De'Ana Fierce

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Bringing Show-Stopping Fashion to an Elegant Texas Garden

To celebrate their anniversary, this couple decided to return to their old stomping grounds of Houston for a glamorous garden shoot infused with fashion. From a dapper suit to a show-stopping black and white gown, see how they bring major style to an elegant Texas garden with keepsake photos by Marsais Photographie.

From the Photographer… Lanvin and Jason wanted to celebrate their anniversary with a well styled photoshoot together at an adorable venue in Houston where they used to live. Having a beautiful and unique eye for fashion, Lanvin handpicked special items for them each to wear and planned details that meant something to them and that overall pulled at her heart strings. This session was not only filled with beautiful things but more importantly a beautiful love story of a young couple who fell in love and chose to celebrate their union with a well throughout and perfectly styled anniversary celebration.

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Photography: Marsais Photographie | Film: Fuji Film | Floral Design: Petal Society | Dress: Caroline Constas | Shoes: Prada | Mens Attire: Love by Moschino | Custom Wedding Ring: Boodles | Earrings: Marni | Hair and Makeup Artist: Tease Hair & Makeup | Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Mens Jacket: Ralph Lauren Black Label

The Sweetest Spring Farm Wedding Every Guest Would Love

The great state of Texas and gorgeous farm weddings go hand-in-hand, and Laura and Connor’s big day photographed by Hannah Mayson is the perfect example. Designed with meaningful details and classic elegance galore byJ Low Events, these two pulled off a celebration they’ll always remember including a stunning floral table runner that’s one for the books. Have a peek below for so much more!

From Hannah MaysonDrawn to Chandelier Grove because of its simple beauty, Laura and Connor’s wedding among the pecan trees embodied just that. The weather was perfect, the details were beautifully planned out, and even the little ring bearers performed their duties without hesitation, but the entire day can truly be summed up in the bride’s smile. See for yourself!

Every guest had chills as Laura walked through the Farmhouse doors into the sun which lit up her BHLDN gown from behind. Connor was overcome with tears as he watched his bride walk towards him with the biggest smile. The two were married under a floral arch that perfectly complimented the bridesmaids blush dresses. Laura and Connor made it a point to spend their engagement dreaming about their marriage in addition to talking about wedding details, which intersected in the most touching ceremony. “Connor and I had both prayed that we would be completely present during our ceremony–acknowledging the gravity and beauty of the moment, and that prayer was answered tenfold.”

Being Masters Weekend, Arnold Palmers and golf updates were served alongside the bride’s choice, margaritas during cocktail hour in the pavilion. Laura and Connor joined their guests for toasts and dancing to some oldies by the lively eight-piece band. After all the classics, the newlyweds ran through white rose petals to their getaway car – the father of the groom’s vintage Porsche, decorated with a floral garland, or course.

Laura’s advice to brides in the midst of planning is, “Don’t take it all too seriously. It’s such a blessing to plan a wedding and work with talented people–the stress just isn’t worth it. My favorite part of wedding planning was all of the friendships I made with our vendors. These women (and men) are so talented and kind, and it was just a joy to support and affirm them in their work and get to know them personally.

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Photography: Hannah Mayson Photography | Event Planning : J Low Events | Floral Design: Maxit Flower Design | Wedding Dress : BHLDN | Invitations: Parcel Design Co | Ceremony Venue: Chandelier Grove | Reception Venue: Chandelier Grove | Bride's Shoes: Schutz | Rings: Ledeen Diamond Co | Calligraphy: Annie Whitehead | Band: Klockwork | Ceremony Music: Third Floor Strings | Bride's Hair + Makeup: Butter Artistry | Bridesmaids' Hair + Makeup: Melanie Studer | Film Lab: PhotoVision Prints | Groom's Tux: Al's Formal Wear | Ring Box: The Mrs Box

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Modern + Whimsical Greenhouse Wedding in Austin

Sarah and Jonathan currently call Austin, Texas home and knew it’d be the perfect spot to gather their guests from across the country for an unforgettable celebration. Wanting something different from the typical rustic Texan wedding, they opted for a modern take on Southwestern style with Wild Sky Events planning by their side. The big day included a tented reception thanks to Sperry Tents + Whim Events, but we’re only scratching the surface. Scroll on for every pretty moment captured by our girl, Sophie Epton plus a must-see film from The McKellars below.

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From the bride… The first time we met four years ago, we were crammed in the backseat of an SUV on the way to a summer camp director’s meeting. I remember being annoyed I had to sit in the middle, and Jonathan remembers thinking the girl sitting in the middle was pretty cute. A few hours and flirtations later, we parted ways. Jonathan typed up several emails to me and never sent them – he figured he would try his luck when we were working in Boston together that summer. We hit it off after being in Boston together for about ten minutes and have been together ever since. After that summer, we spent the next year together in New York City, sharing tiny apartments, countless dumpling dates and a serious case of wanderlust. After a trip to Austin and an acceptance to graduate school at UT, we packed their lives into several boxes, crammed them into Sarah’s trusty CRV and made the move cross country.

After surviving a three-week trip around the world together, getting Curtis Eggroll Green (our Goldendoodle) and living together for over a year, Jonathan decided it was time to pop the question. After telling both of our families over Thanksgiving and letting my sister try on the ring before I knew anything was going on, we hopped on a flight to Portugal and Spain to celebrate the holidays in December 2015. On top of a castle in the seaside town of Sintra, Jonathan proposed and I said yes (and proceeded to happy cry for an entire day).

When it came time to get down to planning, we were overwhelmed – our families live scattered all over the country and we were some of the first of our friends to get married, so we were flying blind. We finally decided where better to gather all of our loved ones than the city where we call home now? Once we decided to get married in Austin, the next steps were hiring a wedding planner and photographer. Kate from Wild Sky Events was truly incredible – she has such a unique vision and always had a plan B, C and Z ready if plan A couldn’t work. The moment I met Sophie Epton and saw her work, I knew no one else could capture our day. She and her husband Jordan are the most genuinely kind and wonderful people, and working with them was a complete blast, which was echoed by our huge families that Sophie and Jordan expertly wrangled at the wedding.

We searched for months for a venue that would work with my wish list – I didn’t want a hotel wedding and didn’t want anything too rustic, which is a tall order in Texas. Luckily, as soon as we saw The Greenhouse at Driftwood I knew it was just right. The towering cacti, the bluebonnets blooming and the grand glass greenhouses were the perfect blend of modern and southwestern charm I was looking for.

All of our vendors did a stunning job – Gypsy Florals brought me to tears when I first saw by the bouquet and the chuppah was absolutely breathtaking. The nailed my whimsical and modern aesthetic perfectly. Contigo catering made hands down the best custom cocktails, and the food was spot on – so many of our guests have asked us for the recipes to the “The Curtis,” our signature vodka cocktail! The videography by The McKellars is such a special keepsake that I will cherish forever. I could not have been more in love with our custom acrylic seating chart by The Inviting Pear, and the Sperry tent by Whim with the twinkling lights was the stuff of my wedding dreams.

There were so many incredible moments I wish I could relive – my sister zipping me up in my dress and helping me put on our late mom’s jewelry, Jonathan and I reading our original vows to each other in front of everyone we love, my dad’s side-splitting speech, dancing like crazy to 90s throwbacks…the list is endless. We couldn’t be more grateful to our parents for giving us the best weekend of our lives and to our family and friends for their love and support, on our wedding day and every other day.

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Photography: Sophie Epton Photography | Videography: The McKellars | Wedding Cinema | Event Planning + Design: Wild Sky Events | Floral Design: Gypsy Floral | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Wedding Shoes: Stuart Weitzmen | Engagement Ring: Dean Frederick | Wedding Bands: Blue Nile | Catering: Contigo Austin | Makeup + Hair: Lola Beauty | Lighting: Ilios | DJ: Altared Wedding Productions | Groom's Attire: Bonobos | Tent: Sperry Tents | Cake + Desserts: 2tarts Bakery | Ceremony Musicians: Terra Vista Strings | Copper Bar Menus + Acrylic Seating Chart: The Inviting Pear | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Furniture Rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals | Invite Suite Design: Gerri Stearne | Marble Hexagon Place Cards : The Boarding School Collective | Photo Booth: Oh Happy Day Booth | Silk Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic | Tent Setup: Whim Events | Velvet Ring Box: The Mrs Box

This Texas Fete Has all the Anthropologie Vibes

If walking into Anthropologie gives you all the heart eyes, you’re going to want to spend some solid time with this dreamy Texas fete coordinated by Heavenly Day Events and designed by Gypsy Floral. I mean, can you EVEN?! And let’s just drop our jaws for this seriously beautiful Bride and her ‘maids. I mean, come on, does it get any prettier? Lauren Peele made sure to snap up every single inch and her images have happily consumed my morning. Join me right here.

From Heavenly Day EventsHiring the best that Austin has to offer certainly paid off for Kate and Wes. Just look at these stunning details… a timeless palate flawlessly combined with modern and Anthro touches that just somehow worked due to the meticulous design efforts made by Gypsy Floral. Wisely, they partnered with Loot Vintage Rentals, Birch & Brass and Premiere Event Rentals to bring all of these fabulous details to life. Building backdrops, creating displays and styling is something these designers clearly mastered. Of course, Prospect House is a dream that affords the best of natural light that can be chased all day against it’s crisp and white walls. A blank canvas for the best of all creativity to run wild. Photographer, Lauren Peele captured it with top level talent.

To provide a unique guest experience, Kate and Wes opted to hire Vannagram for memory making photos and chose to incorporate Voodoo Doughnuts in their dessert set up, alongside a cake from Sweet Treets Bakery. And yes, that’s with two E’s. Of course, part of the experience was having Peached Tortilla bring it home with an amazing menu. Known for their fusion, they wow’d guests with droolworthy awesomeness such as peach bbq sauce.

And can we talk about how stylish Kate is as a bride? I keep finding myself drawn to her look- that hair and makeup are breathtaking. Hint of Shimmer really brought out her natural beauty with a loose up-do and soft skin. As expected with a stylist of this caliber, Kate’s look managed to survive a night on the dance floor, courtesy of DJ Mark Warren, whom had guests on their feet all.night.long.

What does every wedding need to bring this all together? An event manager! Heavenly Day Events swooped in alongside Kate in the last six weeks to reconcile and tie it all in a bow. Having a fabulous team is on Heavenly Day’s “must have” list when considering clients and this was no exception in the fabulous team department.

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Photography: Lauren Peele | Event Coordination: Heavenly Day Events | Event Design: Gypsy Floral | Floral Design: Gypsy Floral | Cake: Sweet Treets Bakery | Catering: The Peached Tortilla | Hair and Makeup: Hint Of Shimmer | Calligraphy: Lithesome Lettering | DJ: Exodus Sound Company | Ceremony and Reception: Prospect House | Donuts: Voodoo Doughnuts | Photo Booth: Vannagram & Co. | Rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals | Rentals: Premiere Events | Rentals: Birch And Brass Rentals

3 Reasons to Combine Your Bridal + Boudoir Sessions

Some of the most fun parts leading up to your wedding day are the photo shoots! Bridal portrait session are a southern tradition, and many a Bride now also opts for a boudoir shoot as a special gift for her groom. However, two separate photo sessions can not only get pricy, but they also take a lot of time! So why not combine them?  Here Smith House Photography, Mibellarosa Designs, and Hey Lovely Makeup created a ballerina inspired shoot that demonstrates how you can easily transition from bridal to boudoir in the same day, plus they explain the benefits of combining the two below!

Bridal portraits are a southern tradition – especially here in the big State of Texas! You get you hair and makeup done, wear your beautiful dress, and take gorgeous photos prior to the wedding and sans the groom (because hello, that’s bad luck!). Then you’ll have fun making sure the groom doesn’t see how your hair and makeup will look for the big day and that none of the gorgeous photos are leaked!

The effort takes a team – the hair and makeup artist, the florist, the photographer – and basically half a day, from start to finish. Most of the time it’s done at a studio rental or at the reception venue. Truth of the matter is, as wedding photographer Becki of Smith House Photography shares, most Brides rarely print their any more photos beyond one or two beautiful portraits to display at the reception.

But who is only going to shoot for 10-15 minutes after you have your hair and makeup done? You may have also been considering a boudoir shoot to gift to your future husband as a keepsake, but that also requires hair and makeup, a hotel or studio rental, and another photography session. Becki suggests tackling both your bridal and your boudoir sessions in one day to make it sweet, simple, and convenient for you and the entire production team!

Here are three reasons why you should schedule your bridal and boudoir sessions on the same day:

  1. Your hair and makeup will already be done. Gals generally use their bridal hair and makeup trial run for their bridal portraits. Once you’re already beautifully dolled up, you should absolutely make the most of it! Makeup and hair trial, bridal session, and boudoir session – now, that’s killing THREE birds with one stone!
  2. No lies needed to surprise the groom! Engaged couples are nearly inseparable, so the idea of trying to schedule a boudoir session for images to gift to him without him figuring it out may be stressful! However, “I’m going to get my bridal portraits done,” immediately implies, “You are not invited,” and doesn’t attract any additional questions. Smart thinking, right?
  3. This is super budget-friendly and saves time! Who doesn’t like the thought of that, especially during wedding planning? There’s no need to clear two separate days on your calendar (More time to spend cuddling with Mr. Right? Yes, please!), no need to pay twice for a venue/studio, hair and makeup, and separate portrait sessions. Extra money? Heck yea! You could take the savings and spend it on something to make your sessions extra special, memorable, and jaw-dropping. For example, add a bridal bouquet for the bridal portraits, go all out with a floral installation for the boudoir session, add a flower crown, or splurge on some amazing lingerie that may have otherwise been out of budget.

For this shoot, we wanted to showcase the versatility in styling flowers, hair, and makeup for bridal portraits as well as boudoir. For the flowers, floral artist Phuong of Mibellarosa Designs created a bouquet that’s as delicate, graceful, and full of movement as the beautiful ballerina bride. She also created a compote arrangement for stunning still shots of the bride. The bouquet was then transformed into loose florals while the compote arrangement completed the look of the green installation bed used for the boudoir setting afterwards. Hair and makeup expert Erica of Hey Lovely gave the bride a braid that could be worn up for her bridal session and then easily taken down for a sweet yet sultry look for her boudoir shots.

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Photography: Smith House Photography | Floral Design: Mibellarosa Designs | Hair and Makeup: Hey Lovely Makeup | Calligraphy: Camel & Birdie | Lingerie, Veil and Robe: GirlandaSeriousDream | Location: Olde Dobbin Station | Model: Katarina Zarutskie

Suspended Centerpieces Make for Wildly Romantic Wedding Decor

Located on a stunning, family-owned ranch, this outdoor wedding inspiration session enhanced the natural beauty of the venue using unique design elements for a rugged, romantic look. Coco Fleur Events created a captivating backdrop for the couple’s nuptials, wrapping oak trees with pretty, blooming garlands. For the reception, the breathtaking centerpiece was suspended from the same tree – a unique, ethereal statement piece. Melanie Julian Photography captured the gorgeous shoot, and it’s all waiting for you here.

From Liz Ise of Chancey Charm Wedding Planning and DesignEvery element of this shoot was pure magic. Drawing inspiration from the muted tones and drought-ridden fields that scatter throughout southern California, we created this stunning al fresco wedding editorial in northern Texas. Many people wouldn’t believe that north Texas and southern California share many similar landscapes, but the soft rolling hills, natural grasses, and endless evening sun almost perfectly match. We wanted to bring the trends the West Coast has been seeing to the heart of Texas.

Letting the natural beauty of your venue speak for itself is the best way to simplify the design process. Don’t force anything, but allow the colors you choose to be accents to the surroundings. Flying V Ranch, with its sprawling fields and vintage charm, was the perfect setting for this rugged, romantic shoot. The golden hour light filled every corner of the family-owned ranch.

Operated by the sweetest mother-daughter duo, Flying V Ranch is a hidden gem just outside of Fort Worth, Texas. Originally a cattle auction barn, the interior space brings your white shiplap dreams to life. Using her interior design background, Page Warner designed every element on the property to cohesively blend the vintage charm Texas is known for with modern, architectural elements. It’s as if “Fixer Upper” and Restoration Hardware came together to create the perfect background for your wedding day. The lands that surround the barn and ceremony space make you feel as if you’re in your own private piece of southern paradise. You’ll immediately feel at home and completely comfortable in each space.

Using the natural elements of the ranch as inspiration, we decided to take each portion of the wedding outdoors. Three large oak trees featuring crystal chandeliers created the most beautiful focal point for the ceremony. To not distract from the strength and unity of these entwined trees, Lisa Stiles of Coco Fleur Events wrapped lush florals and natural greenery amongst the branches to bring a softness to the space. Vintage pieces and handmade church pews were simple accents to complete the look while letting the natural scenery speak for itself. Our goal was for guests to feel the intimacy of the space as soon as they walked onto the property.

Cocktail hour was brought to the barn’s patio, outfitted with vintage barrels and hay bales which created the perfect cocktail tables for the space. Flying V Ranch has repurposed so many materials from the original barn, and these unique pieces make this space unlike any other in the area. You can feel this history and family roots in each piece. This space, with wild grassland and cattle grazing around the perimeter, is a casual and rugged backdrop perfect for a post-ceremony cocktail.

For the reception, we couldn’t help but think outside the box… Or should we say barn Incorporating the same winding floral arrangements as the ceremony space, we showcased the natural landscape again by hanging our arrangement above the wood farm reception table. Lush blooms and weathered driftwood encapsulated the muted and organic color palette perfectly. Our goal was to create a complete wow moment for guests as they walk into the reception area. With the blooms hanging overhead, it allowed guests to easily chat while seated at the table. A romantic silk runner accented with vintage brass candle sticks created movement with every slight, passing spring breeze. Each guest had a hand-calligraphed place card on natural driftwood greeting them as they took their seat.

Along with showcasing the natural beauty of the ranch, we wanted to sprinkle in a few modern touches. Just because you want to have an outdoor and natural wedding doesn’t mean you have to skimp on modern trends and materials! The ghost chairs were a perfect complement to the rustic elements and allowed that golden light to shine right through. They brought just enough modernity to this design without being distracting.

We could feel Brittany and Brandon’s genuine passion for each other with every stolen kiss and sweet caress. This Sarah Seven gown from the a&bé bridal shop in Dallas was absolutely stunning on our Bride and captured the effortless, organic sexiness that the overall shoot evoked. Brandon couldn’t keep his eyes off his girl, and we can totally see why!

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Photography: Melanie Julian Photography | Event Design: Chancey Charm | Floral Design: Coco Fleur Events | Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven | Cake: HoneyLove Cakery | Ring: Trumpet & Horn | Hair and Makeup: Q Makeup & Hair Artistry | Groom's Attire: Culwell & Son | Venue: Flying V Ranch | Bridal Boutique: a&be bridal shop | Paper Goods: Pink Champagne Paper | Rentals and China: Posh Couture Rentals

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A Modern Take on Texas Charm

Because their wedding was the first time many friends of the Bride and Groom would be traveling to Texas, it was important they find a venue that not only suited their personal styles, but also showcased Texas charm. When the couple visited Prospect House – a raw, gallery-like space set amidst the vibrant countryside – they knew they had found the venue for their modern, Austin nuptials. Scroll on to see the final look, captured beautifully by Jenny DeMarco Photography and Brad & Monica Wedding Films.

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From the Bride… Kent and I both spent many years living in New York and San Francisco, and most of our friends had never been to Texas. We wanted to choose a destination that would highlight Texas’s charm for our out-of-town friends. Prospect House was the first venue I researched after we decided to have the wedding in Austin, and we fell in love with it immediately.

Prospect House is sleek and modern but set in the beautiful Texas countryside, so I wanted to incorporate floral and greenery elements along with my favorite color (purple) to create a romantic vibe for the night. The clean design of Prospect House was a perfect canvas for us to add little touches throughout the venue, such as calligraphy and stationery designed by Michaela McBride. We created a relaxing lounge and a warm reception with floral details and candles so our friends and family could enjoy the night. Other details include the dessert bar, which consisted of some of our favorite desserts (pistachio macarons and tiramisu bites), and our favors were chocolate chip cookies fromTiff’s Treats, one of Kent’s favorite late night snacks in college. 

Our favorite moments throughout the wedding were the heartfelt speeches from our officiant, friends, and family. My sister, Christine, even read a letter that I wrote her 10+ years ago that she had held on to, which brought me immediately to tears. 

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Photography: Jenny DeMarco Photography | Cinematography: Brad & Monica Wedding Films | Event Planning: Wild Sky Events | Floral Design: Exquisite Petals | Wedding Dress: Trish Lee | Cake: Sweet Treets Bakery | Stationery: Michaela McBride Calligraphy | Catering: Royal Fig Catering | Hair and Makeup: Lola Beauty | Lighting: Ilios | Favors: Tiff's Treats | Ceremony Music: Barton Strings | Venue: Prospect House | Linens: BBJ La Tavola | Rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals

A Wedding Draped Head to Toe in Greenery

It’s no secret that greenery is making a major comeback, and this Texas wedding captured by Mustard Seed Photography embraces those fresh greens in a beautiful way. From ceremony to reception, you’ll find this organic floral alternative making its way into every detail, and we can’t get enough of the fresh, natural look. Have a look below and don’t miss the clip from Cakewalk Films.

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From the bride… If I’m being honest our entire wedding day is a blur to me now. I don’t remember what I ate, what I talked about with my bridesmaids as we got ready, or how many songs we danced to. What I will never forget is the amount of love that was evident on this day. Our families had been awaiting this day for a very long time since Isaac and I were high school sweethearts. I will always remember the moment I first saw Isaac standing at that alter and I knew that he had been placed in my life for that moment, for the two of us to become one.

Isaac and I met when we were two kids in elementary school we didn’t know it then but we would eventually fall in love. We became high school sweethearts and have been inseparable ever since. After many years of dating Isaac surprised me with a trip to Paris, France! I had no idea that I would be proposed to in front of the Eiffel Tower, but there Isaac was down on one knee asking if I would spend the rest of my life with him. The moment I had prayed for had finally arrived and I couldn’t say “yes” fast enough!

During the planning process we knew we wanted to be as close to Houston as possible since that’s where our love story began. I had always wanted to be married in a white barn so we did some research and found a white barn themed venue that was just being built. We immediately drove out to Montgomery, Texas to view the venue. When we toured the venue they had just began building it so all we saw was literally just a frame of the venue. As we stood inside the center of what was to be the reception space we looked at each other and knew this was it. We took a leap and booked the venue while it was being built. The venue wouldn’t be complete until two months before our wedding day. When we toured the completed Farmhouse a month before our wedding I couldn’t help but tear up. The venue was absolutely stunning on it’s own. We couldn’t get over how bright the venue was and the beautiful marble details. I knew I wanted to incorporate the marble details into the decorations for the wedding and the wedding cake.

We wanted to have mostly greenery throughout the wedding with pops of blush. Our florals from Jenna Lynn Events were absolutely breathtaking and the greenery flower crowns she made for us really gave the wedding an ethereal touch. At the family table, our florist created a stunning greenery garland and we added a special touch with laser cut wood names as the place cards. We added gold touches with the hammered gold silverware and the gold rimmed plates. Our gray table clothes that covered the majority of the tables were an organic material that brought an extra special touch to the reception space.

We incorporated a few DIY projects into our wedding and I’m so happy we did. I love looking back at the pictures of the DIY projects and knowing the love and dedication we put into creating each project. My father and Isaac worked together to build the table in the entrance of the ceremony space and the boxes that held the programs. We created a wood board filled with polaroids from over the years of our relationship. Lastly, we used terrariums on some of the tables and filled them with twinkle lights for stunning budget friendly centerpieces.

Our ceremony was held in the chapel behind the reception space of The Farmhouse. The altar was draped in greenery and had pops of blush florals. The aisle had two huge greenery garlands down each side. We wanted to keep our ceremony as traditional as possible except for our string trio, Third Floor Strings, that played the Game of Thrones theme song as our wedding party walked down the aisle! We decided not to do a first look because I’ve always loved seeing the reaction of the groom when he first sees the bride step into the chapel. Seeing Isaac’s face as he saw me walk down the aisle is a moment I will never forget. I thought he would be the one to cry but it was really me doing all the crying!

The most important thing about our wedding was to involve our daughter, Ava. She was with me the entire time I got ready with my bridesmaids and we danced the night away with her. She wore a dress very similar to my wedding dress with long sleeves and lace detailing.

Charlie Whiskey really created such a stunning calligraphy invitation which included a map of the venue. Paper and Pine Co-created our calligraphy welcome sign and various other signs that were scattered throughout the wedding.

For the bridesmaids’ dresses, we decided to go with a long, off the shoulder, blush gown from Vow To Be Chic. The gowns were paired with greenery floral crowns and custom made Kendra Scott earrings. Our florist created ethereal greenery bouquets for the bridesmaids.

One of my favorite moments was our father and daughter dance. My dad and I had prepared choreography to a music mash-up! We were so excited to surprise our guests and Isaac with our fun dance moves. Needless to say, Isaac loved it and even cried because he was so surprised! My dad and I have always been super goofy so doing this fun mash-up really showed our father and daughter relationship.

Everything was captured by the amazing Mustard Seed Team. They were amazing throughout the entire process. We’re so thankful to everyone for their love and support. Our wedding was a dream come true because of all the amazing vendors involved.

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Photography: Mustard Seed Photography | Cinematography: Cakewalk Films | Floral Design: Jenna Lynn Events | Wedding Dress: Essense Of Australia | Cake: Dolce Designs | Invitations: Charley Whiskey Design | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Vow To Be Chic | Catering: Alma Latina | Hair + Makeup: Butter Artistry | DJ: DJ Enloe | Favors: Couldn't Smell Better Candles | Groomsmen's Attire: The Black Tux | Day-of Coordination: Sweet Memories Events by Jen | Rentals: Aztec Events | Ring Box: The Mrs Box | Signage : Paper & Pine Co. | String Trio: Third Floor Strings

A Timeless Engagement Session Fit for Royalty

This engagement session is 100% princess status. The couple looked classic in a stunning, black gown and dapper suit at Chateau Cocomar, a stately mansion and gardens that make you feel like you’ve been transported to Europe. But what I love most about the timeless images by Marsais Photography is that they capture the joy of this glowing couple. See some of our favorites below, and then head to the gallery for the rest!

From Marsais PhotographyAn enchanting engagement session took place at the beautiful Chateau Cocomar in Houston. Samantha desired a fairytale dream for her engagement session, complete with formal attire, and her groom-to-be obliged. They both donned elegant black, and their beautiful love story unfolded in front of the camera. Playful, elegant, classic – three of my favorite things!

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Photography: Marsais Photographie | Film: Fuji Film | Dress: Tadashi Shoji | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Hair and Makeup: Kiss And Makeup | Groom's Attire: Ralph Lauren | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Film Stock: The Film Supply | Location: Chateau Cocomar

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The Perfect Cocktail for Your Style of Celebration

We know that narrowing down that cocktail menu for your Big Day isn’t always easy, especially when you’re searching for drinks that are seriously tasty, but blend well with your look and theme, too. Which is why we’re joining up with BevMo! to help guide you to a bevy of yummy cocktails that happen to be perfect for YOUR unique celebration. Yep, whether you plan on spending your night barn dancin’ or simply sippin’ Cosmos from your penthouse suite, we’ve got you covered. See the thirst-quenching options below.

RUSTIC: CAMPFIRE COCKTAIL

Nothing says rustic shindig quite like a cocktail that infuses marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate. So this sweet concoction? Seriously awesome. From the yummy vodka and Irish cream to the crazy cool presentation, it’s absolutely everything you’re looking for with a little side of campfire. Be prepared for your guests to fall in LOVE with every sweet sip.

Photography, Design & Styling: Lark & Linen

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MODERN: SPARKLING OMBRE ROSE COCKTAIL

Want to impress with a tasty drink that is one part light and refreshing flavor and one part gorgeous hues and tasty blackberries? Then this Sparkling Ombre Rose Cocktail is IT. Think rose syrup, fruit-flavored liqueurprosecco and a whole lot of happy guests marveling at your contemporary take on the “typical” toasting drink. It’s basically everything… and will fit right in with your modern soiree in the city.

Photography: Erin McGinn | Styling: Abby Capalbo

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CLASSIC: PINEAPPLE MOSCOW MULE

Whether you plan to party the night away at your fave yacht club or in a tented reception in your parents’ backyard, adding a classic drink that spans decades is SUCH a good idea. Our fave? The Moscow Mule. It’s a tasty treat that is sooo familiar and sooo fruity, it will definitely add a little something special to your soiree. Plus, it’s vodka and ginger ale. And this one has pineapple. So good.

Photography, Recipe & Styling: SMP Living

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BOHEMIAN: POPSICLE-TOPPED BUBBLY

Your boho soiree deserves a little something, well… outside of the box. So when choosing the perfect cocktail to WOW all of your guests, look no further than this tasty little number with colorful popsicles and champagne. It’s the perfect fusion of yummy AND pretty and is just the pop of wow (pun intended) your bohemian soiree deserves. We ADORE this one.

Photography: Ainsley Rose Photography

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VINTAGE: STRAWBERRY MINT JULEP

Mint Julep’s have definitely stood the test of time and there’s a very good reason: they are sooo yummy. So if you’re hosting a vintage-inspired celebration that would make even the Great Gatsby proud, then you most definitely need to add a little whiskey-infused lovely to the party. (Bonus points for mixing it up with a strawberry twist.) Plus, is their a cuter cup than these silver sweeties? We think not.

Photography: Rustic White Photography | Concept, Styling & Recipe: Waiting on Martha

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Ready to tackle your cocktail menu with libations that weave perfectly into your look and theme? Head to BevMo! for all of the ingredients you’ll need, plus everything else it takes to create the perfect cocktail. Think barware, accessories, mixers and amazing deals on everything from wine (2-for-1 options in Washington state and 5 cent sales in California and Arizona) to beer (they have over 100 selections) to complimentary delivery on orders over $500 (chilled upon request). You can even contact an Event Specialist for advice on quantities and menu pairings, plus schedule private tastings. I mean, how awesome is that?

Find a location near you now or register online to get the ball rolling. And don’t forget to check out the BevMo! Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram for even more inspiration. This is going to be so much fun.

When High School Sweethearts Reconnect, the Result Is Beautiful

It’s something special when high school sweethearts tie the knot, but this bride and groom’s celebration at The Allan House planned by Westcott Weddings is especially heartwarming. Life had taken them in different directions after high school, but they reconnected and decided to finally say, “I do,” in a wedding as beautiful as their love story. From the draping by Marquee and linens by La Tavola to the floral arbor and bistro chairs, Julie Wilhite Photography captured every romantic detail.

From Ellen of Westcott WeddingsJoanne and Jeff have one of my favorite love stories of all time! They were high school sweethearts – as in they attended their high school homecomings and proms together! After high school, college, and life took them in different directions until they reconnected several years ago through Facebook. They were able to pick right back up where they left off!

They envisioned an intimate, elegant celebration with their closest family and friends, and The Allan House provided the perfect backdrop. Working together, we designed around an “early spring” palette of lavender and plum, which worked out perfectly because we ended up getting a warm, spring-like day for their February nuptials! Joanne’s style is a bit more whimsical, while Jeff’s is more modern, so we worked to balance the two throughout the space. At the ceremony, lush florals and bistro chairs were paired with groupings of more modern, geometric lanterns and pillar candles. At dinner, guests dined under a ceiling of twinkling lights at long, feasting tables.

A couple of our favorite design details from the day: When we flipped the tent for dinner, the ceremony arbor became the perfect backdrop for their delicious lemon cake. Marquee installed beautiful, blush draping on the stage to frame out the DJ, and Clementine added growing greenery to complete the look and tie the stage in with the rest of the space. The purple color palette was perfect for their day – it was at once light and springlike and also romantic and moody.

What we’ll remember most, though, was all the love felt throughout the day. Each guest was truly overjoyed for them and thrilled to be there to celebrate. We also loved that Jeff and Joanne walked down the aisle accompanied by their children (and later had special “first dances” with them)! This was such a wonderful day, and we were honored to help bring all of the details together to make it happen.

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Photography: Julie Wilhite Photography | Event Planning and Design: Westcott Weddings | Floral Design: Clementine Botanical Art | Cake: Sweet Treets Bakery | Invitations: Minted | Catering: Catering with a Twist | Hair and Makeup: Milk + Honey Spa | Lighting: Ilios | DJ: Hubert Stewart | Venue: Allan House | Getaway Car: Austin Classic Limo | Guitarist: Brooks Ausborn | Rentals: Marquee Event Rentals | Rentals: BBJ La Tavola | Rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals | Signage and Stationery: The Boarding School Collective

A Texas Ranch Wedding Done So Right

Nobody knows how to host a rustic ranch wedding like a Texas couple. Just take Sarah and Shane, who planned their winter nuptials set in Dripping Springs. Sarah rocked the perfect gown from Blush Bridal Lounge and guests dined on long farm tables lined with greenery for a seasonal touch. Apryl Ann Photography captured the pretty and you can scroll on for every last bit.

From Apryl Ann PhotographySarah and Shane were married in December on a warm winter day in the hill country of Texas. I love their elegant yet understated details of eucalyptus, white vintage china, soft blue bridesmaid dresses, and gorgeous white florals. Sarah’s dress fit her like a glove and their first look was so incredibly sweet! They dined on long farm tables with mixed wooden chairs and danced under cafe lights, and their exit with white confetti is one of my favorites!

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Photography: Apryl Ann Photography | Floral Design: Petal Pushers | Wedding Dress: Martina Liana | Venue: Vista West Ranch | Dress Boutique: Blush Bridal Lounge | Hair and Make-Up: Molly Makeup

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Long Sleeves and Berry Hues Aren’t Just for Fall

Dana Fernandez Photography says she’s obsessed with the bride’s long sleeved dress and the berry tones in this spring Houston wedding, and we have to agree. Between the intricate laced top on the Hayley Paige gown and the deep reds, blues, and purples of the stationery, bridesmaids’ dresses, and florals, this wedding is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Get lost in all the gorgeous photos, right here.

From Dana Fernandez PhotographyElizabeth and Kyle’s wedding day was absolutely breathtaking from start to finish. From the beautiful touches of berry tones to Elizabeth’s dreamy Hayley Paige gown, their wedding and details were amazing to capture! Hands down our favorite detail of the day was Elizabeth’s gorgeous Hayley Paige gown because of the intricate, lace sleeves and the trademark tulle layers that allowed for amazing movement in photographs.

The couple started their wedding day at the gorgeous Spanish-style, St. Anne’s Catholic church, which was beautifully incorporated into their wedding invitations via a hand painted illustration by the talented Sable and Gray. Following their ceremony, they went to The Woodlands Country Club, which was full of neutral and berry toned florals by Blush and Vine as well – the gorgeous limestone fireplace was adorned with smilax greenery! We also loved the couple’s custom B&G cake topper!

Overall Elizabeth and Kyle’s wedding was one of our favorites – the two and their family and friends were amazing, and we couldn’t have been more blessed to have captured their wedding day!

PS. We hope to see sleeved gowns and rich tones become even more popular! They are our favorite trends right now because of how beautifully they photograph!

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Photography: Josh & Dana Fernandez | Cinematography: AGB Productions | Coordination: A&E Events | Floral Design: Blush and Vine | Wedding Dress: Hayley Paige | Cake: Kiss the Cook Cakes | Invitations: Sable & Gray | Ceremony Venue: St. Anne's | Reception Venue: The Woodlands Country Club Palmer Course | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Hair and Makeup: Adorne Artistry | Groom's Attire: Calvin Klein | Bridal Boutique: Now And Forever Bridal | Film Lab: The Find Lab | Signage: Olivia and Taylor Designs

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How a Crimson Berry Palette Made This Wedding Pop!

Consider this wedding a case study in the use of bold colors. Crimson berry and dusty blue, to be specific. They paired perfectly with lush greenery for a whimsical, garden look thanks to the thoughtful design work of Without Wax, Katy with Ashley Bosnick capturing beautifully behind the lens. Endless eye candy awaits this way in the gallery!


Bridget + Matthew’s gorgeous Austin wedding was a magical evening full of the perfect mix of outdoorsy elements and touches of warmth + romance. The overall color palette consisted of dusty blues, crimson and whites to keep the overall feel timeless, yet romantic.

Without Wax, Katy incorporated stunning florals throughout the day to accentuate the overall look and feel including an over-flowingly romantic floral arch, whimsical organic bouquets and a custom wood focal piece adorned with floral and candles at the reception.

The reception space also included suspended greenery from the ceiling to help bring the outdoors inside and to soften the space. Bridget + Matthew incorporated special touches to their wedding to make it their own, including catering by an Austin local hot spot, Peached Tortilla and danced the night away with their closest family and friends.

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Photography: Ashley Bosnick Photography | Coordination: Kelly Jones Events | Cake: Lauren Weber | Catering: The Peached Tortilla | Hair + Makeup: Erica Gray | DJ: Complete Weddings + Events | Venue: The Union On Eighth | Venue: The Union On Eighth | Bride's Dress: BHLDN | Brides Hair Piece: BHLDN | Floral + Design: Without Wax Katy

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Vibrant Fiesta Vow Renewal (Taco Truck Included)

When this fun-loving couple decided to renew their vows on their 10 year anniversary, they wanted to plan a celebration that paid homage to their wedding, included the bride’s heritage, and incorporated their love as a couple for Mexican cuisine and culture – so naturally, they landed on a fiesta! With the planning and styling help of Two Be Wed and the crazy talented floral arranging skills of Flower Power Productions, the bride (half of the duo behind Mustard Seed Photography) created a vibrant celebration filled with Mexican touches including churros, tequila tasting, a cigar bar, a taco truck, and so much more! Hello, best day ever. Captured by Paloma Blanca Fine Art Photography, this is a gallery that cannot be missed.

From the Bride… When Derek and I got married 10 years ago, we were young 21 year old college kids eager to spend the rest of our lives together. I won’t say we rushed the wedding, but I will say he proposed in June and we were married by September. All the formalities of weddings just weren’t our thing then, so we decided to do a quick ceremony at our favorite art gallery in San Antonio, had a friend shoot the big day, and celebrated with about 40 close friends and family at our favorite Mexican restaurant. We honeymooned in Mexico City – it’s full of vibrant colors and art, music and fun.

The next few years of our lives were a whirlwind! As we passed our nine year anniversary, we knew we wanted to do something special for the big 10, but we weren’t sure what. We talked about how we could pay homage to our love story, somehow including my Mexican heritage and our love of the Mexican culture, and it was then that we decided on a fiesta.

If 10 years of marriage has taught us anything, it’s that above all else, you have to focus on what matters to you most – so we ran with it! Being in the wedding industry, I contacted some of my closest friends to help me put my ideas into motion. We brought on an incredibly talented florist, known for his unique and vibrant designs, and a styling/planning company who always puts together the most creative and well-thought out weddings. Together they created something magical – like a fiesta, but even better. The celebration was filled with unique design elements and lots of fun stations for our guests to enjoy: churros, tequila tasting, a cigar bar, and so much more! It took my husband just over a month, but he personally made all the wooden signage for each station AND did the calligraphy! Yes, I know he’s amazing. Instead of a traditional seated dinner, we had a food truck come from one of our favorite restaurants.

Instead of a traditional ceremony, we did a special vow exchange. We had a mariachi band play during our guests’ arrival and were then introduced to our friends and family. We went straight into our vow exchange, with our guests circling all around us. I have never felt so connected to those who mean everything to me. We sobbed during our vow renewal and heard our guests crying happy tears too. We made sure to incorporate our eight-year-old daughter by giving her a beautiful Mexican necklace. As we kissed and danced, our guests all shook maracas. It was so magical and fun!

It was without a doubt one of the best nights of my life and the perfect complement to our wedding. We have SO many gorgeous photos documenting the day, taken by my best friend (and partner at Mustard Seed), Alicia Pyne, who shoots film under her brand Paloma Blanca Fine Art. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to celebrate our anniversary!

After 10 years of marriage, we have learned that it isn’t always easy. There will be hardships and there will be tough times, but overcoming those hardships together as a couple is what makes a marriage worth it all – to know that you will still be able to stand across from the one you love and come out on top. Make time for each other above all else because after the wedding day is over and the honeymoon has come to an end, work will get busy, days will seem shorter, and on the really hard days you may even forget the “whys” of marriage. Keep your love close and never forget that the two of you are what matters the most. And most importantly, be best friends! Laugh together often and always find ways to keep having fun with one another. Even on our worst days, I can always count on my husband to put a smile on my face!

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Photography: Paloma Blanca Fine Art | Floral Design: Flower Power Productions | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Shoes: Topshop | Hair + Makeup : Sunkissed And Made Up | DJ: GTX Productions | Groom's Attire: Nordstrom | Venue: Madera Estates | Bowtie: The Bird & Pear | Churro Station: Don Churro | Event Planning + Styling: Two Be Wed | Food Truck: Tila's | Laser Cut Fiesta Details: Post-Studio Projects | Maracas + Fans: Amols | Mariachis: Yaneros Mariachis | Papel Picado Signage: Vintagebabydoll | Personalized Party Goods: Sip Hip Hooray | Table Runners: Mesa Chic | Veil: Brides And Hairpins | Wooden Signs: Handmade by Groom

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A Romantic Al Fresco Dinner Set Amidst an Old-World Backdrop

This photo shoot has the look and feel of a gorgeous villa wedding. Olive branches, ethereal dresses and dining al fresco pair beautifully with old world charm. Crafted by Highland Avenue Events, along with florals by Bristol Lane and imagery by Jenna McElroy, let this shoot inspire you to host your own european infused affair even if you’re staying stateside.

From Highland Avenue Events… There are few things I love more than a romantic al fresco dinner set amidst an old-world backdrop. With so many of our brides being enticed by a love of European weddings these days, I couldn’t help but be inspired when I stumbled on Le San Michele just outside of Austin, TX. I wanted to show couples that it’s possible to design a wedding embodying so much of what we love about Europe right here at home. The historic stones and beautifully painted doors of the family home, the decorative iron window coverings, and the tall cypress trees were the initial source of my ideas. I also loved the subtle nods to the south that were tastefully woven into the landscape…terra cotta potted agaves and sporadic palms. The idea of mixing these two worlds into one was unique and intriguing. I envisioned a stunning but soft table to host the bride’s dearest friends and family. Flowing muted blooms composed by Bristol Lane added a layer of subtle color, while the place settings exuded an old but elegant touch. Adorned by a beautiful Reem Acra flowing lace gown, our bride shimmered in the slow evening sun, and it was all captured flawlessly by Jenna McElroy. My favorite detail of the day was the hand-written scroll place cards by Boarding School Collective set atop vintage silver and glass boxes full of goldenberries. I loved the unique yet approachable way this added a tasty and colorful touch to welcome guests to a beautiful sunset dinner.

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Photography: Jenna McElroy | Event Design & Planning: Highland Avenue | Floral Design: Bristol Lane Florals | Shoes: Bella Belle | Jewelry: L Priori Jewelry | Venue: Le San Michele | Backless Gown: Alexandra Grecco | Film Scans: PhotoVision Prints | Gown Boutique: Unbridaled | Lace Back Gown: Reem Acra | MUAH: Makenzi Laine | Model: Grace Davila | Paper Design: The Boarding School Collective | Rentals: Marquee Event Rentals | Ring Box: The Mrs Box

The Most Glamorous Wedding Overlooking the Houston Skyline

Imagine the most glamorous affair on the planet and then kick it up a few hundred notches and you get this Texas-sized celebration. Crafted by A Fare Extraordinaire along with Harper Events, Events in Bloom and imagery by Aisha Khan, it’s a day that blends modern with luxurious and all while looking out over a breathtaking Houston skyline.

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From A Fare Extraordinaire… I loved working with Brett and Meagan Burgin to create the perfect menu and dinner layout for their big day! By working hand-in-hand with wedding planner Hedi Shankleton, of Harper Events, and Rob Smith, of Events in Bloom, we were able to turn their dream wedding into reality so they could embrace this very special life moment. Their vision was an industrial-chic themed wedding, with acrylic furniture and pops of light pink, hot pink and metallic colors. The gorgeous wedding overlooked the Houston city skyline through the windows of The Astorian. This 14,000-square foot, bi-level, private space is located within a landmark Houston building with 14-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing downtown Houston. It served as the idyllic space to set the tone for an industrial-chic scene, especially with its beautiful overhead lights for both the ceremony and reception. It was very important to the bride and groom that their guests enjoyed every minute of the wedding and decided to deviate from some of the more traditional details to focus on celebrating this momentous occasion. Here at A Fare Extraordinaire, our typical wedding involves a seated meal or buffet dinner. It was so fun to get creative with the couple and plan a unique menu. The food was served on small composed plates in the lounge area. In lieu of a wedding cake and ceremonial cake-cutting, A Fare Extraordinaire passed dessert bites around the dancefloor so guests could continue dancing the night away with little interruption. To add the final touches to the event design, each table was topped with gorgeous floral arrangements, created by Events in Bloom, incorporating the pops of light and hot pink colors. Front and center on this magical night was the gorgeous bride in her Loretta Gown, by Galia Lahav, and the sharp-dressed groom dancing the night away and enjoying newlywed bliss!

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Photographer: Ama Photography & Cinema | Wedding Planner: Harper Events | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue | Caterer: A Fare Extraordinaire | Venue: The Astorian | Floral & Decor: Events In Bloom | Wedding Dress Designer: Galia Lahav

Colorful + Stylish Spring Wedding

Eager to embrace spring for your special day but a little worried that there’s still a crispness in the air? Well, fret no longer because this wedding right here has all the answers to your wardrobe worries. With colorful bridesmaid dresses and some chic furs, we have a look that’s bound to keep your ladies warm while still looking gorgeous. Forage + Film captured the looks and every bit of beauty from this Texas wedding – all in our Vault right this way!

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From forage + film… This vibrant private estate wedding was just the perfect introduction to spring! With its rich colors, beautiful light, yet soft furs and organic florals, we spent the day swooning all over each special detail! We loved that the estate belonged to the groom’s family and is where he spent many holidays and where family members before him said their own vows on its waterside lawn! Speaking of families, these two not only grew up in the same town, but their families were also friends for years prior to meeting! It was a fairytale day for a beautiful couple and their sweet families.

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Photography: Forage + Film | Videography: Oak & Cypress | Event Planning: Your Wedding Your Way | Floral Design: Exquisite Petals | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Catering: Absolutely Delicious | Band: Uptown Drive | Wedding Venue: Private Estate | Cigars: Preferito Cigars | Film Processing: PhotoVision Prints | Fireworks: Starlight Fireworks

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We Found the Most Scenic Locale for Your Aspen Wedding

Having an outdoor wedding in Aspen automatically comes with a side of crazy amazing views, but if you’re looking for breathtaking scenery that also happens to include Pyramid Peak and the Maroon Creek Valley, we found your spot in the Cliffhouse. Laid back and set against one of Colorado’s most scenic backdrops, it’s the type of place where saying “I do” is simply magical… and don’t even get us started on the food. Want to learn more? We’re teaming up with ASC Catering for a little rundown below.

Situated at the very tippy top of Buttermilk Mountain at the Summit Express Lift, the Cliffhouse is everything you’ve ever dreamed for you Big Day locale… and so much more. Which is no surprise, really, since anytime you partner up with ASC Catering, you’re in for a day that is perfect from start to finish with a talented team of professionals at the helm making sure every moment is just so. Think farm to table buffets, five-course dinners and certified kosher catering all prepared with sustainable, organic and local produce. Now add to that lineup of tasty goodness a venue like the Cliffhouse + awe-inspiring scenery and you AND your guests are in for the celebration of the century.

Can’t wait to tie the knot at the Cliffhouse surrounded by breathtaking views at every angle? We don’t blame you. Contact ASC Catering today to talk all things wedding and start planning that Aspen day of your dreams, yummy menu options totally included.

Ceremony Venue: Aspen Snowmass | Catering: ASC Catering