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Gorgeous Wedding Hair From I Do’s to Dancing

While I went with an updo on my own wedding day, I often find myself ogling a gorgeous bride with flowing waves… but then I see an elegant twist and I’m back in the other direction. So when Hey Lovely Makeup shared their take on the best of both worlds, well, I was won over in seconds. Dana Fernandez and Next Trail Photography captured the easy peasy switcheroo making this look ideal for the bride that wants it all!


 

Ceremony Style: Romantic Side ‘Do


Part and prep the hair with a dry texture spray


Sweep hair to one side twisting from the bottom


Pin the bottom twisted pieces of hair loosely


Twist a few front pieces away from the face meeting the other pinned pieces


Add a vintage hair pin or embellishment – tada!

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To Dance The Night Away: Effortless Side Chignon How-to



Gather hair in a clear elastic slightly off center


Begin twisting hair away from the face


Continue to twist and begin forming a bun around the clear elastic


Secure bun using bobbi pins


Pin loose ends leaving a few pieces out for a more effortless feel

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From Dana FernandezOne thing that myself and Erica (owner of Hey Lovely Makeup) often see at weddings where we share the same client is that the majority of the time, a bride’s hairstyle rarely stays fresh all the way through the reception. While brainstorming one day with a shared client who couldn’t decide whether to wear her hair down or in an updo, we suggested that she wear her hair down through the end of the ceremony and then have her hair styled into an updo during the cocktail hour. Our sweet bride ended up going with the suggestion and it was perfect! Not only was she able to have two different hair styles, but also her hair was up and away from her face during the dancing as well as her hair being perfect and fresh for the pictures until the getaway!

Since it was such a success for our client, we decided to put together this tutorial for brides that are looking at doing the same thing in an easy step by step format!

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Photography: Josh & Dana Fernandez | Videography: Next Trail Photography | Hair + Makeup: Hey Lovely Makeup | Film Lab: The Find Lab

Don’t Say “I Do” in Aspen Without Reading This First

Three ingredients of an amazing wedding celebration?  A fab locale, great friends and really good food. It’s a little something that ASC Catering knows a thing or two about with a top-notch team of chefs + event managers filling your Big Day with some of the tastiest menu options you’ll ever gobble up. It’s the foodie celebration of your dreams, all set against the stunning backdrop that is Aspen Snowmass. Get to know them (and their mouth-watering talents) below.

Let’s be honest. Once those “I do’s” have been said and those first dances have been had, it’s all about the food. ASC Catering totally gets that, and their talented staff of professionals will make sure you’re celebrating with the most amazing lineup of tasty treats ever. From a farm to table buffet to five-course dinners to certified kosher catering, they’ll bring their unique blend of creative meets modern dishes to your wedding… and all crafted with sustainable, organic and local produce. Not to mention that they cater to SIX venues on Aspen Snowmass (including the amazing Elk Camp seen here), as well as any off-site venue of your choice. So whether you plan to tie the knot against the stunning Rocky Mountains or in the backyard of your childhood home, you can rest assured that ASC Catering has you totally covered; from hors’ d’oeuvres to main course to dessert.

Ready to talk to the only catering company that can match the breathtaking beauty of the Rocky Mountains? Contact ASC Catering’s fab team of chefs and event managers today to chat about your Big Day at Aspen Snowmass OR that amazing locale of your choosing. They’ll use the freshest + finest ingredients available to create that totally awesome + totally unique menu of your dreams and you’ll be blown away by the deliciousness… and their outstanding service. Psst… don’t forget to ask about The Sled, a mobile kitchen that is an absolute must for any event. You’re going to love them.

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Photography: Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers | Videography: Red Mountain Productions | Ceremony Venue: Aspen Snowmass | Catering: ASC Catering

Snow In Texas Makes For The Perfect Intimate Winter Wedding

This couple knew they wanted a winter wedding but didn’t necessarily expect a snow storm in Texas! But with the snowy weather came an ultra romantic feel, adding touches of shimmering white to the trees outside the chapel where the ceremony took place. With a neutral color palette and dramatic hints of deep red, the florals by Twigs & Twine Events felt wintery and festive for the time of year. Finch Photography captured the beautiful day and the gallery will have you dreaming of a white winter wedding – no doubt!


From the photographer… Stephanie and Carter knew that they wanted a cold-weather wedding following the conclusion of football season, but they never expected that they’d be surrounded by snow in Texas! As guests began to arrive, the winter storm arrived, too. The cold weather kept everyone inside, making the wedding festivities so much more intimate! Thankfully, the bride stayed warm in a fur wrap from Royal Scout & Co. That added an elegant touch to her modern Jesus Peiro gown. The southern oak trees that lined the entrance to the chapel were brushed with snow which beautifully complimented the traditional ceremony. After the ceremony, guests were surrounded by hundreds of romantic candles and a neutral color palette with pops of marsala throughout the winter florals. Following a delicious dinner from Knife Steakhouse and heartfelt toasts from the maid of honor and father of the bride, guests danced for hours with one of Dallas’ award-winning bands. Ben Finch and Candlelight Films did a fabulous job capturing every detail of the night but also the JOY that everyone shared!

Being from Knoxville, Carter had three requests for the wedding – a UT checkerboard end zone on his grooms’ cake, to sing “Rocky Top”, and to celebrate the special occasion with Tennessee moonshine! The ever-so-important checkerboard end zone was accompanied by building equipment surrounding the cake as a nod to Carter’s job as a construction engineer and his love for hands-on projects. Other Tennessee traditions were woven into the night’s events amongst the all of the sparkle and monograms that Stephanie knew she needed to have! Stephanie also hand-wrote the calligraphy place cards that each guest found at their table to add a personalized touch to the decor. After graduating from Auburn University and getting engaged at the iconic Samford Hall, Stephanie and Carter made it a priority to incorporate traditions from their college town. The bride and groom descended the modern staircase as they exited through a sea of orange and blue shakers as friends and family cheered ‘War Eagle’!

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Photography: Finch Photo | Videography: Candlelight Films | Coordination: Twigs & Twine Events | Floral Design: Twigs & Twine Events | Wedding Dress: Jesus Peiro | Cake: Colleen's Cakes | Invitations: William Arthur Fine Stationery | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid | Catering: Knife | Hair + Makeup: Maitee Miles | Band: Royal Dukes Band | Transportation: Silver Image Limo | Venue: The Highland Dallas | Chapel: Perkins Chapel

Pulling off a Crazy Gorgeous Outdoor Wedding with 100% Chance of Rain

We are in a Southern Weddings state of mind today. It started with a chat about the best Southern wedding traditions and now we’re diving into a Texas celebration that blows it out of the water in terms of elegance and grace. And all with a forecast that called for 100% chance of rain! Draped in florals by Bristol Lane Florals and all the pretty images you could possibly dream of by Michelle Boyd Photography, have a look at Southern elegance done so, so right.

From the Photographer… Gabriella and Eric may have met by accident – she thought he was someone else at a party! – but their love grew immediately on purpose. They’ve lived and worked in New York for a while now, Gabriella a model and Eric a brand manager, but decided to return to Gabriella’s home state of Texas for the big day.

Here in Texas, we are no strangers to the fickleness of the weather. The happy couple planned their September outdoor ceremony and as the days grew closer, they never batted an eye- even though the forecast said 100% chance of rain! As preparations began for the day, the decision was made to keep with Plan A and just wait it out… And we are SO glad we did! It may have been a monsoon for the hours leading up to the ceremony, but neither Gabriella nor Eric showed any concern or worry. Their incredible florists worked – IN the rain – to prepare their ceremony installation, and just before the guests arrived the sun came out and dried the ground with a vengeance. Gabriella surrounded herself with the sweetest bridesmaids and “bridesmen”, and Eric’s family flew from across the world to celebrate their sweet union. What a sweet and wonderful day it was!

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Photography: Michelle Boyd Photography | Floral Design: Bristol Lane Florals | Cake: Sweet Treets | Bridesmaid Dresses: Donna Morgan | Hair & Makeup: Makenzi Laine | DJ: Look No Further Entertainment | Ceremony Music: Terra Vista Strings | Venue: The Winfield Inn

A Black Tie Wedding with Latin Flair (Mariachi Band Included!)

What do you get when you blend the outdoor beauty of a garden wedding with the black-tie romance of a classic Dallas restaurant and a mariachi band that plays homage to the Bride and Groom’s latin roots? Pure perfection, a.k.a. this celebration planned by Keestone Events, along with florals by The Backyard Bouquet and the prettiest sweet ending courtesy of Sugar Bee Sweets. Follow all the gorgeous imagery captured by Stephanie Brazzle Photography with even more in the vault.

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From the Bride… I was once told “the best love story is when you fall in love with the most unexpected person at the most unexpected time.” My love story began five years ago with a first date at Coal Vines in Downtown Dallas. We were set up through a mutual friend but due to bad relationship experiences in the past and being consumed with graduate school, I didn’t have very much interest or high expectations. Little did I know that that one date would change my life so much! Victor would propose three years later.

I had dreamed of purchasing my wedding dress with my mother at my side. Unfortunately, my mother had lost her battle to cancer. For months, I was holding off on buying the dress because I knew it would be an emotional day. When I did go, it was so discouraging since I had tried on several dresses and had not yet experienced that ‘aha moment”. I was down to one dress and when I put it on, tears instantly flowed. I had found my dress. I wanted to make my mother a part of my wedding day and wrapped her necklace around my bouquet. Holding it brought me a lot of peace, and made the day feel all the more meaningful. I felt her presence and I knew she was smiling and enjoying in the day with me.

We had a small wedding with our closest friends and family at Marie Gabrielle. To me, finding the venue is as important as finding the right wedding dress. I had envisioned a timeless and elegant, black tie garden wedding affair, and Marie Gabrielle was perfect with its beautiful grounds. My favorite moment of the wedding was reading our vows. In declaring our love to each other in front of all, I felt like a modern day princess marrying her prince charming.

As Victor and I are both Hispanic, we wanted to incorporate our Latin roots by having a mariachi band. Our DJ also made sure to play a blend of salsa, merengue, bachata and American dance music. We are blessed to have family and friends travel from around the world to be there for our wedding. It made an already wonderful day even more special. Thank you to all the amazing vendors for making our fairytale wedding come true!

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Photography: Stephanie Brazzle Photography | Planner: Keestone Events | Florals: The Backyard Bouquet | Cake: Sugar Bee Sweets | Stationery: Scribbles And Swirls | Hair and Makeup: Pixie Glam Studio | DJ: DJ Brandon | Ceremony + Reception: Marie Gabrielle | String Trio: European Ensemble Strings

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The Prettiest Shade of Purple for a Vintage Farm Wedding

This Texas farm wedding is all about embracing the “old” woven in with the “new.” The bride, Meredith carried her grandmother’s handkerchief and sourced antique furniture for a vintage vibe but paired those touches with new traditions like a choreographed dance with her groom, Jacob. Michelle Boyd photographed the day, including the dusty purple color palette we can’t stop obsessing over. See it all here!

From Michelle Boyd Photography… Meredith and Jacob’s day was so very dear to my heart. I’ve known Meredith for almost ten years and their marriage has been long awaited by all their close friends and family. I’ve often thought Meredith had an “old soul,” and it was so evident throughout the day, from their use of vintage chairs and antique furniture straight from Meredith’s house to carrying her Grandmother’s handkerchief as her something old.

Jacob’s joy and excitement were contagious from the moment the men arrived to get ready. When I asked him to show me how excited he was to marry his beloved, well…you’ll be able to spot that photo all by yourself! From practicing her first dance with her father to surprising their guests with their own choreographed rendition of “I’ve Had The Time of My Life,” neither Meredith nor Jacob stopped smiling – not for a single second – throughout the whole day!

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Photography : Michelle Boyd Photography | Florals: Bramble & Bee | Cake: Edet Okon | Catering: Cafe Natalie | Hair & Makeup: Adorne Artistry | DJ: LG Entertainment | Ceremony Music: Cameron Keys Music | Venue: Hale Koa phineas Estate | Planning: Bella Luna Bridal & Occasions | Rentals: Any Occasion Party Rental

Blending Culture and Tradition in the Prettiest of Ways

A french inspired fête in the middle of Texas? Yes, please! This beauty blends two cultures in the prettiest of ways with a stunning color palette and details that have the feel of an alfresco affair in France. Planned and designed by Lindsey Zamora, along with gorgeous florals by Pollen Events and all that beauty captured by Becca Lea, hop on over to the vault for so much more.

From the Event Designer… It is always my goal to create and plan an event that is uniquely personal to my clients as a couple. Catherine and Vishal hired me about nine months prior to their wedding because Catherine was feeling overwhelmed, as most brides do, about the wedding planning process. This multi cultural Indian/American wedding was more American in style but it was still important to my clients to bring in some traditional Indian elements. Nature and the outdoors were very important and we found a private residence to host their event. The Wedding took place during the Fall season in Texas. When Catherine and I had our creative meeting, she told me about her dream of an outdoor fete that was “very French”. She gravitated towards dusty blue and blush colors, which seemed a bit spring, in my opinion. After some deliberation we decided that pops of cranberry would accent the color palette well and fit in with the Fall season. Deep red also a symbolizes love in Indian weddings which was a great way to infuse the two cultures together a bit more. After months of designing, planning and much anticipation Catherine and Vishal were married under the most beautiful floral chandelier in front of 120 friends and family. They later dinned, laughed and danced the night away under festoon lights. Both, Catherine and Vishal are such beautiful people both inside and out and I so loved working with them to plan and design their wedding day!

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Photography: Becca Lea Photography | Event Planning + Design: Lindsey Zamora | Floral Design: Pollen Events | Wedding Dress: Truvelle | Cake: The Cake Guys | Invitations: Minted | Bridesmaid dresses: Donna Morgan | Catering: Urban Crust | Hair and Makeup : Q Makeup & Hair Artistry | DJ: Le Force Entertainment | Men's Attire: The Black Tux | Officiant: Alternative Wedding Services | Bridal Boutique : a&be bridal shop | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Ring Dishes: Luca & James

Gorgeous Minimalist + Modern Wedding Is Proof Less Is More

Simple, elegant, and  beyond perfect… three words that come to mind as I mull over the collection from this couple’s big day! With multiple shades of blue and spring florals featuring pops of blush and peach, the soft color palette perfectly compliments the clean space of the venue. From hanging floral arrangements to a floral wall, the decor by Remi + Gold is absolutely stunning. All the incredible details from the day were captured by Krystle Akin.

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Photography: Krystle Akin | Event Planning: Bespoke Events | Wedding Dress: Serendipity Bridal | Stationary: Bride | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale | Makeup: Molly Makeup | Hair: Beautymark Agency | Groom's Attire: Knot Standard | Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux | Venue: Prospect House | Floral: Remi and Gold | Pies: Cutie Pies | Rentals: Birch And Brass Rentals

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This Dallas Fete is the Kind Winter White Wedding Dreams are Made Of

I was thissss close to doing an all white wedding (paired with champagne hues) and this Dallas affair from Mint Photography is exactly why. It’s classic. It’s timeless. And oh, is that my favorite kind of wedding my friends. Just one look at The Vault and you’ll be ooh-ing and ahh-ing too, I assure you.

From Mint PhotographyKristi and Brent had an amazingly elegant winter wedding in Dallas. Kristi chose to keep the color scheme crisp with all white florals, and gorgeous white bridesmaids dresses. The outcome was stunning! We loved so much about this wedding, but what we especially love is that despite the rainy and chilly weather we were able to still capture beautiful naturally lit images! We always hope that our clients will trust us to capture cohesive images despite obstacles and we think this wedding shined even without a sunny day! P.S. How about those adorable pups and that custom hand painted bottle of Jo Malone! Obsessed.

From the Bride… In another life my twin sister and I would have been wedding planners. Instead, we are both dentists who throw a lot of parties for our friends and family. We’ve had a love for cake, parties, and design since we were little. I’ve always been extremely particular and detail oriented. White or as I say “cream” has been my favorite color since I was a little girl so much so that my furniture, car, and puppy are all white. White long stem roses are my favorite flowers and the winter holiday season is my most favorite time of year. The idea of all white roses and a winter wedding was a very easy decision for me. I did a play on the Christmas song “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of Year” in reference to both our marriage and the holiday season. It was all the little details that I spent countless hours planning with the help of my twin sister. It was incredibly important to me to have personal touches that made the day special for not only me. but my husband and all of my family and friends.

My husband is the president of Dallas Safari Club Conservation Society and is a passionate and avid water fowl hunter. I had our party favors made by a local Dallas chocolatier which was special in itself as we both met and have a love for Dallas. Our party favors served as both a place card and favor, but most importantly as a personal touch of my husband. The party favors were gold dusted chocolate mallard ducks and turned out beautifully! Additioanally, his groomcake had our bird dog, Duckie, made of icing with a duck and our wedding videographer was actually a dear friend who films for Safari Classics, a hunting show.

We included our grandparents who celebrated with us from above by having a table at the reception in honor of each of them. A table was named for each of them and included their picture as well as a number to help with the seating chart. It was a really special way to pay tribute to them. Also, my grandparents’ wedding cake topper from 1947 was on display at the wedding. Lastly, our welcome boxes for out of town guests included gingerbread men cookies that my twin and I made from my grandmother’s cookie cutter and recipe since that was something we always did with her during the holidays.

For my bridesmaids, I treated them to a bridesmaid lunch at a quaint French restaurant. I did a play on “Cheers to Buds” and gifted them with a beautiful ornament of each of their dogs and earrings (ear buds) for the wedding since our fur babies are like our children to us.

The detail that was truly so special to me was my gift to my maid-of-honor and twin. I gifted her with a “twin ring” that I designed and my husband’s close friend who is a diamond dealer created for both of us. I had the stone taken out of old rings that we both had when we were little girls, but no longer wear, set in an intertwined diamond rose gold band to represent our lives that have been completlely intertwined. The stone happened to be a blue topaz which made our matching rings more special as topaz is the state gemstone of Texas where we are from. When I got engaged, my twin wanted a diamond ring to wear too. Now, my twin has her own diamond ring and a something blue. The rings will become heirlooms that we are able to pass on to our children for their weddings. She loves her ring and lights up telling everyone about the story behind it.

Other small details included a custom monogram that we used everywhere from stamps, wax seals, welcome boxes, menu cards, and programs. Instead of a photo booth, we created a photo back drop with Christmas tree where my photographers took family holiday pictures of our guests. We gifted our guests with these pictures for them to use for their Christmas cards if they wished. I love receiving Christmas cards so this was special for us to do since it’s not often that you have professional photographers available to snap family pictures!

One really unique thing about our wedding is that our wedding vendors are not only Dallas vendors. Our vendors are from all over Texas! Being that my twin and I have a love for cake, we fell in love with The Cake Stand, a bakery in McKinney, Texas when we stumbled across the bakery while doing a rotation in dental school. We’ve been getting all our cakes from them for years now, and I can’t tell you how many people comment on their cakes! All of my invitations were created by Emmalie Welstead from Crop Paper Scissor in Waco, Texas where my twin and I are from. She is amazing. She executes everything perfectly, and is the nicest person to work with. Our photographer is from Austin, Texas. Kelly from Mint Photography is incredible, and so easy to work with. She helped in so many ways beyond photogarphy on my wedding day. I spent a lot of time selecting my vendors and making sure that their personality and style matched my vision.

For our wedding I envisioned an all white winter wedding that was classic, elegant, and grand yet simple and not over the top. All of the special details and personal touches that Lacy and I planned truly achieved that vision and made the day filled with love for everyone.

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Photography: Mint Photography | Videographer: Cameron Kuezner | Wedding Dress: Romona Keveza | Cake: The Cake Stand | Invitations: Crop Paper Scissor | Ceremony Venue: Highland Park Presbyterian Church | Reception: The Room On Main | Rings: Davenport Diamonds | Bridesmaids Dresses: Joanna August | Catering: Cn Catering | Makeup: Elan Makeup Studio | Hair: Osgood Oneil Salon | Band: Cover Down Band | Grooms Attire: J. Hillburn | Bridal Earrings: Gift from mother from London | Bridal Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Coordinating: The Avery Grace | Film Scans: Richard Photo Lab | Floral : Something Pretty Floral | Getting Ready + Details Location: Hotel Crescent Court | Photography - Assistance: Claire Casner

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Style Me Pretty Blogger Bride ‘Livvyland’ Wedding Reveal

Do you all love following our Blogger Brides‘ wedding journeys as much as I do? It’s always a pop-the-bubbly kind of day around here when one of our beauties gets hitched, and Olivia of Livvyland is no exception. From her adorbs mistletoe moment last year to how she picked her bridal accessories and now, her gorgeous shindig captured by Laura Morsman. So, raise your glass and head to The Vault with us—it’s a doozy.

From the Bride, Olivia WatsonOhh my heart! It is still surreal to look back at these photos and relive such a special day. After a year of planning, showers, tastings, dress fittings and so much more, I had the honor of marrying my very best friend in front of our closest friends and family. Amidst the grounds of Villa Del Lago overlooking beautiful Lake Travis in Austin, Texas, with the sun glowing and a string quartet playing “Across The Universe” by The Beatles (the movie we saw on our first date in high school), we promised to stand beside each other as husband and wife forever moving forward. It was a day filled with so much love and happiness, unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before.

The inspiration behind our wedding was a pairing of classic glamour and whimsical romance. My grandmother’s sense of style always had a big impact on me growing up – she had such an old Hollywood grace about her, and I wanted to honor her aesthetic as I chose my dress, jewelry and hairstyle for the wedding. Though I tried on what felt like hundreds of dresses, when I slipped into my gown, I knew right away it was the one. My mom wore my grandmothers satin wedding dress, and it has the same neckline and overall silhouette as the one I chose. It felt like fate finding my dress, and it was a beautiful way for me to celebrate my sweet Mimi on our wedding day. From my satin gown with a statement bow at the back, to the festoon lighting strewn above our dinner table stretching across the lawn, the overall vision for our wedding came together perfectly. I remember taking a moment while seated at dinner to look down the table and relish in such a special moment with those we care about so dearly. It was truly dreamlike. Though our guest count was 150 people, the atmosphere felt intimate and sweet, which was our biggest hope as we planned the wedding.

Blake and I got engaged in May 2015 and decided a long engagement was best given our busy schedules. It was the absolute best decision and gave my mom and I time to plan the wedding together. Though planning a major event with hundreds of people in attendance is quite an undertaking, my biggest piece of advice to those planning a wedding with their mom is to relish in that precious time spent together. I know wedding planning can be overwhelming and stressful at times, but remind yourself to enjoy the journey and know that these moments are fleeting. I was and still am so appreciative for the incredible amount of time and effort my mom put into our wedding. From meeting with our florist six times, to selecting the wedding cake flavors, to ordering the 13 stunning Joanna August bridesmaid dresses and hand-addressing hundreds of invitations, she was without a doubt the definition of Superwoman. I am so thankful that showing gratitude to her throughout the process made for an enjoyable planning period that we can both look back at fondly.

Another piece of advice I can give bride-to-be’s is to keep the meaning of your wedding at the core of planning. While of course the flowers and décor play their part, what’s most important is the celebration of love and the union of two people. When I would get stressed out, Blake did a great job reminding me what our wedding was about – us. Don’t sweat the small stuff (I promise it will come together in the end) and remember the purpose of your wedding. Keeping that in mind helped me to stay calm throughout the months leading up to our big day.

When the morning of our wedding finally arrived, we woke up to a feeling of genuine bliss. The sun was shining and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. Before Blake and I parted ways in preparation for the wedding, we took a drive to visit Blake’s mother’s gravesite and take in a calm moment together. I was so fortunate to have known Barbara when we dated in high school, and it was important to us that we recognize her on this monumental day. Her beautiful spirit was all around – from the vibrant sunset during the ceremony, to the breeze amid the trees and the single pink rose that Blake held in her honor as he walked down the aisle, she was certainly with us and so proud of Blake.

The bridal party arrived in the early afternoon to start getting ready at the estate adjacent to Villa Del Lago pavilion. I surprised everyone with the cutest floral robes by Plum Pretty Sugar and Blake’s cousin kindly kept restocking pink champagne for everyone as we got our hair and makeup done. We definitely felt like princesses – it was so much fun! I rarely have my makeup done professionally, but Monica at NAAVA Salon gave me such a gorgeous, natural yet enhanced look for the wedding. I liked a darker lip with full lashes and she achieved it perfectly! My glamorous hair (that stayed put all night!) was beautifully styled by Shannon at West End Salon. These ladies were a glam squad dream team!

Guests arrived to the outdoor venue greeted by chilled wine, a string quartet and a stunning lounge area outfitted by Loot Vintage. I about died when I saw that striped and gold sofa back during the planning period, and knew immediately it had to be at the wedding! It effortlessly exuded that classic, glamorous feel I adore so much.

As the sun was setting, I took my dads’ arm and we walked across the steps and towards the aisle. Blake and I opted not to do a first look, so with tears in my eyes and a heart so full it might burst, I glanced up and we locked eyes for the first time that night. To this day, I have never seen a smile so big on his face. I made my way to him and as we took each other’s hands, he mouthed “I love you so much,” and it was everything I ever wanted in that moment. I was so fulfilled. There we were, those same two teenagers who fell in love nine years ago…all the way to the young adults dressed in a tux and a wedding gown, professing their everlasting love for one another. We’ve changed a lot through the years, but our hearts have always remained connected.

What a feeling it is to promise your love to someone, surrounded by the people who matter most to you. Just like love, it’s not something to be described, it’s something to be felt.

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Follow Olivia’s Entire Wedding Journey!

Engagement | Reception Dress Tips | Save the Date Photo Session | Holiday Photo Session | Bridesmaids’ Gifts Inspiration | How To Pick Your Bridal AccessoriesWhy I Asked My Best Guy Friend to Be My “Bridesman”

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Blogger: Olivia Watson | Photography: Laura Morsman | Floral Design: Whole Foods | Catering: Whole Foods | Invitations: Minted | Day-Of Coordination: Debi Hamilton | Maid Of Honor Dress: BHLDN | Hair: Shannon Carr | Bridal Makeup: NAAVA Salon | Chalkboard & Chair Calligraphy: Exquisite Squid | Bridesmaid Dresses: Joanna August | DJ: Toast Entertainment | Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux | Bridesmaids Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar | Flower Girl Dresses: David’s Bridal | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Furniture Rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals | Bridal Jewelry: Nadri | Pavilion: Villa Del Lago

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The Perfect Wedding That Almost Didn’t Happen

For starters, this gorgeous wedding…well, it almost didn’t happen. Just 8 days before they were set to tie the knot, Becca and Seth got word their venue couldn’t accommodate them due to unforeseen weather issues. Becca’s response? “As long as I get to marry Seth, I’ll be happy.” They quickly pulled together a plan B with their planner Lindsey Zamora and the result is the perfect outdoor celebration captured by Kristen Kilpatrick.

From Lindsey Zamora, the wedding designer… Becca and Seth are one of the sweetest couples I have had the pleasure of working with. I have known Becca for several years from the wedding industry and was so honored when she hired me to design her destination wedding! Becca and Seth settled on the Texas Hill Country and wanted a day that was timelessly romantic with an organic feel. Our team was so graciously welcomed by Pilot Knob Vineyards when we were unable to have the wedding at a private residence as originally planned due to weather. It was such a great reminder of what a wedding really is- “As long as I get to marry Seth, I’ll be happy” were Becca’s words over and over as we pulled together to come up with new floor plans, worked through new logistics and let the guests know of the new location.

The vineyard overlooked the native Texas agriculture’s rolling hills, cacti and wildflowers which ended up being the perfect backdrop for the wedding. One of my favorite memories was the thank you speech given by the couple under the Texas sunset and then later dancing their first dance under festoon lights as their family and friends gazed upon them. Everyone involved was so gracious, welcoming and hardworking to pull off a beautiful day. It was such a beautiful evening and we were lucky to be part of it!

From the Bride… Our day almost didn’t happen. We received a call eight days before the wedding that the original location we wanted to use had been rained out and couldn’t accommodate a wedding due to wet soil. I think I panicked more inwardly than outwardly, but a part of me thought we would have to cancel our wedding. Luckily, a dear friend posted to social media about the dilemma and our vineyard venue was found and booked!

Seth and I are high school sweethearts and dated for seven years before he proposed, in one of our favorite parks where we used to have anniversary picnics. I don’t remember a thing he said, because the whole moment was there and gone in the blink of an eye, but I do remember knowing, without a doubt, that he was my person and I couldn’t say anything but a tearful and joyful “yes!”

When it came to the wedding, we knew we wanted an intimate, romantic, outdoor wedding, with amazing food, great music, and our closest friends and loved ones to feel relaxed enough to enjoy themselves. We chose a color palette of blush, gold, ivory, and touches of green through greenery. I decided on a custom dyed, blush Leanne Marshall gown. I was inspired by the pink and rose gold tones in my engagement ring and I also knew that didn’t see myself in a white or ivory gown. Lindsey fully understood and executed our vision for the day beautifully. With understated florals, soft touches of ivory fabric, and romantic and elegant touches of candlelight in our beautiful tablescape.

Aside from how beautiful our day was, my favorite parts were our first look, ceremony and vows. Seth and I both grew up very close with our grandparents. His grandfather, whom I never met, but I know Seth adored, passed away suddenly several years ago. Seth was given a shirt of his to keep, but he never knew what to do with it. One day, while cleaning the garage, I saw it sitting in plastic and I knew exactly what to do. I secretly took the shirt to my seamstress and had her create a pocket square out of it.

During our first look, I gave it to Seth as a way to have his grandfather close to him on the wedding day. He knew exactly what it was and proudly wore his pocket square. Even writing this makes me cry all over again, but that moment was priceless on our day. Seth and I chose to send our officiant 10 things we loved about one another, for her to read and us to hear for the first time during the ceremony. We also wrote and read our own vows, which meant the world to hear and know that our love was so much stronger eight years later.

After the ceremony, we ate with friends and family, danced our first dance to “You Make it Real” by James Morrison, and had the time of our lives. Reliving our wedding day through photos and reading our vows, which now hang on our living room wall, will never get old!

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Photography: Kristen Kilpatrick | Floral Design: Lindsey Zamora | Wedding Dress: Leanne Marshall | Wedding Cake : Whole Foods | Invitations: Written Word Calligraphy | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: Bola Pizza | Hair and Makeup : Makenzi Laine | Lighting : Intelligent Lighting Design | DJ: Live Oak DJ | Groom's Attire: The Black Tux | Groomsmen's Attire: The Black Tux | Bridal Shoes: Nordstrom | Co-Planner: Naomi Pak | Designer + Co-Planner: Lindsey Zamora | Dress Boutique: The Sentimentalist | Earrings: Kendra Scott Jewelry | Headpiece: Twigs & Honey | Rentals : Loot Vintage Rentals | Rentals : Sweet Sunday Events | Vineyard : Pilot Knob Vineyard

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Classic American-Mexican Affair with To-Die-For Bridal Portraits

I think you’ll agree that among all of the breathtaking captures of this day by Ben Q Photography, the bridal portraits shine through the brightest. See? Eliza and Dan, you are striking—from the first look and leaving the ceremony to the first dance and the cake cutting (oh hey, Sugar Bee Sweets!), their love glows. Pin-worthy gallery? To say the least.

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From the Bride… Dan and I met in New York City in the summer of 2013, while working together in the fashion industry. He proposed in January 2015 in Monterrey, Mexico, the city where I was born and raised. We decided to have a long engagement and take our time to plan our wedding since we could not decide on a location: beach or city in Mexico, New York City? We saw several options but none of them fully convinced us. A few months later, life took us to Dallas. We fell in love with the city and decided to have our wedding in our new hometown.

Since day one we knew we wanted to embrace both of our cultures and have a wedding with the best of Mexican and American traditions, resulting in a classic yet modern wedding. The traditional Mexican ceremony took place at Holy Trinity Catholic Church and our reception was held at Arlington Hall at Lee Park. We loved these locations because of their architecture, views and that elegant, timeless vibe they both exude. Working with our wedding planners, Elizabeth and Amanda at After Yes, Dan and I were solely involved in every aspect of the planning and decision making, which made it so much fun and made our wedding day truly ours. We decided on a day wedding and chose light colors: mostly white, ivory and shades of light peach, as well as lots of greenery and marble accents for floral and decor.

We both agree that our favorite moment of the day was when I walked down the aisle. It was an indescribable moment when so many emotions met. After so many months of waiting, I was nervous to see him and had butterflies in my stomach, just like I did on our first date.

Our advice for future brides and grooms: Make it a point and remind each other to enjoy each second of your wedding day. We will forever cherish and are so grateful for the moments we got to share with our families and closest loved ones, in what will always be one of the most special days of our lives.

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Photography: Ben Q Photography | Videography: Splendor Films | Floral Design: Max Owens Design | Cake: Sugar Bee Sweets | Ceremony Venue: Holy Trinity Catholic Church | Reception Venue: Arlington Hall At Lee Park | Catering: Food Glorious Food | Transportation: Blue Diamond Limousines | Tent: Mike Sandone Productions Inc | Beauty: Beauty And The Blush | Cocktail Music: Serenata Strings | DJ/Lighting: Absolute Entertainment | Linens: BBJ Linen | La Tavola Linen | Lounge Furniture: Bella Acento | Paper Goods: Southern Fried Paper | Planning: After Yes

You’re Going to Lose It Over this Bride’s Stella York Wedding Dress

This wedding day is like a perfect puzzle, assembled fully in all it’s beauty. Every detail flows seamlessly to the next—but the Bride? Oh, does she steal the show. Donning a Stella York number that boasts the prettiest intricacy and carrying the most beautiful bouquet crafted by Lovely Leaves, she is timeless. The rest of the day captured by Emilie Anne Photography follows suit. See it in The Vault!

From Lovely LeavesCanyonwood Ridge is a new Hill Country venue situated atop a ridge wrapped in oak trees with scenic hill country views. We were thrilled to design florals for one of the first weddings there. The venue was designed specifically for weddings and couldn’t be more dreamy. It boasts a gorgeous chapel perfect for indoor ceremonies and the floor to ceiling windows offering romantic sunlight that would steal any bride’s heart. The space is spectacular for film images like these beauties from Emilie Anne Photography. The dramatic views and Hill Country elegance are awe-inspiring attributes yet the venue maintains a balance of simplicity to set the tone for a romantic Hill Country wedding.

The florals were a lovely mix of burgundy dahlias, deep red peonies, peach Juliet garden roses and lush eucalyptus spread throughout the space. The bouquets were my favorite. She selected a beautiful slightly over-sized design overflowing with silver dollar. Adrianna’s stunning lace Stella York gown was absolutely enchanting. She and Preston were one of the sweetest couple’s we had worked with all year and we could not have been more excited for them.

From the Bride… We wanted our wedding to be simple but romantic to showcase the love and commitment we were vowing to make that day but still represent who we were as a couple. Our wedding inspiration came from our relationship, starting with the date we got married on. Eight years ago on October 21st was the day Preston and I met in high school. We have been together ever since so what better day to start the next chapter of our lives together. We envisioned the wedding to be located in the hill country of Dripping Springs. We came across our venue Canyonwood Ridge before it was even built and we both fell and love with the plans they had for the place. The custom made wood trusses and unique light fixtures were just a couple things we loved about the venue. However it was the scenic view and all the beautiful windows surrounding the venue that won us over. I knew I wanted neutral colors to cater to the simplicity I was looking for. With Preston’s favorite color being burgundy and my obsession with gold, they just happened to be the perfect pops of color for our fall date. It was the little details of our wedding that made it perfect to us. From tying a fisherman’s knot in our unity ceremony (Preston loves to fish), to the perfect romantic touch of lace on my Grandmothers veil that matched with my dress beautifully. Preston and I have always had an interest in cars so it was never a question that my grandpas gorgeous classic Chevy Belair would be a part of our special day.

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Photography: Emilie Anne Photography | Event Coordination: Amanda with Canyonwood Ridge | Floral Design: Lovely Leaves | Hair & Make Up: Tammy O’Neal – Salons at 1890 Ranch | Wedding Dress: Stella York | Bakery: Stregare Cheesecake | Wedding Venue: Canyonwood Ridge | DJ: Zentertainment | Catering: Catering by Mopsie

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When You Own a Coffee Shop Your E-Sesh is Really, Really Cute.

Georgette and Brian, you two are THE cutest and I’m completely obsessed with your entire engagement session. Really, does it get any cooler than a coffee shop (of which you own) love sesh? I think not. Followed up by snuggling in the prettiest of fields with a fluffy white pup… can’t. even. See the entire gallery of gorgeous crafted by Sophie Epton in The Vault!

From Sophie EptonWhen Georgette and Brian told me the concept for their engagement shoot, I was so ecstatic! These two are the coolest, so I knew their engagement was going to be just as spectacular. Brian owns the most adorable coffee shop in San Antonio (and had been running it for six months!) and so it was truly fitting that we started our session there. It was such a joy-filled, fun shoot; I photographed as Brian whipped up lattes and snuggled with his future bride amongst the roasted beans and copper coffee machines.

A week later, we all traveled over to Driftwood to one of the most fantastic Hill Country venues- the Greenhouse at Driftwood. Georgette and Brian dressed up for the occasion (in suit and the dreamiest of blush BHLDN dresses) and they even brought their sweet pup, Peanut, along for the ride. We hiked amongst rocky terrain over to the most magical river, danced in the glowing grass fields at golden hour and even had a chance to go inside the infamous cacti greenhouse at the venue. It was so amazing to combine these two concepts and looks into one incredible, personal engagement session that truly showcases these two as a couple and their journey together.

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Photography: Sophie Epton Photography | Gown: BHLDN | Engagement Ring: Moses Jewelers | Wedding Venue: The Greenhouse At Driftwood | Bouquet: The Petal Post | Coffee Shop: Estate Coffee | Dog Collar: Found My Animal | Men's Attire, Women's Shoes + Jewelry: J.Crew | Sweater, Jeans, Necklace: Madewell

You’ll Want to Steal this Color Palette for Your Fall Wedding

Dusty pink, sweet peach and sunset orange… does that not sound like THE perfect fall wedding color palette? A charming combo any time of year, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed that some of you lovebirds will recreate this slice of inspiration crafted by Lindsey Brunk for your 2017 weddings. Oh, and did I mention a french lace Galia Lahav number makes an appearance? Officially drooling. Charla Storey, I’ll be daydreaming over these images in The Vault for days.

From Lindsey Brunk… Inspired by the warm colors of Autumn paired with gilded accents, this creative collaboration with Charla Storey was the perfect blend of simplicity and decadence. A hidden garden in the middle of downtown Dallas, Nasher Sculpture Center, created the perfect backdrop for our vision. Pollen Events created lush and overflowing arrangements in delicate pinks and warm autumn hues.

Our bride wore an enchanting gown by Galia Lahav Haute Couture made of embroidered french lace and our bridesmaids perfectly complimented her look in dusty pink gowns from BHLDN. Staying away from tradition greys and navy, our groom was outfitted in a slim fit chocolate brown suite. Other details of the day included treats topped with edible flowers, a custom leather escort card display, and one-of-a-kind engagement ring by Susie Saltzman.

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Photography: Charla Storey Photography | Event Design: Lindsey Brunk | Floral Design: Pollen Events | Wedding Dress: Galia Lahav | Jewelry: Susie Saltzman | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Hair and Makeup: Beauty And The Blush | Art Mueseum: Nasher Sculpture Center | Models: Campbell Agency | Paper Goods: Fig & Flourish | Rentals: Posh Couture Rentals | Stylist/Design: Lindsey Brunk | Sweets: Whisk Until Sweet

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This Wedding Will Make You Fall Ever so Hard for Green Garland

From a stunning backdrop to alfresco dining, this wedding checks off all our favorite detail boxes but the standout decor item has to be those cascading garlands. Clementine Botanical Art crafted centerpieces that will stop you dead in your tracks. Promise. Take a peek at greenery galore and a wedding dress that also has show-stopping tendencies captured by Mint Photography.

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Taylor and Brandt’s outdoor stunner of a wedding was full of timeless details. We love that they chose a classic color scheme. The black and navy touches provided perfect contrast to the glowing white details. The venue itself glowed on this sun drenched fall evening and provided the most amazing backdrop to capture this couple’s perfect day. From the elegance of the details and portraits to the amazing dance party that ended the night, this wedding was all around perfection!

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Photography: Mint Photography | Videography: Mason Jar Films | Catering: Word Of Mouth Catering | Hair and Makeup: Julia Benton and Nicki Werner | Band: In10City | Wedding Venue: Villa Del Lago | Assistant Photography: Natalie Jo Weddings | Bride's Gown: Galia Lahiv | Film Scans: Richard Photo Lab | Floral: Clementine Botanical Art | Rentals: Premiere Events

A Fresh Spin on the Classic Southern Wedding

When your bestie slash bridesmaid just so happens to be photographer Kayla Barker, your wedding day is bound to have some serious pretty involved. That was exactly the case for Leah and Taylor’s Spring wedding outside San Antonio that gave “southern elegance” a fresh, new look. Infused with neutral tones, natural greens, and a candle-covered staircase worth gushing over, consider this gallery your new happy place.

From the photographer, Kayla Barker… It’s not every day that one of your childhood best friends gets married. When my long time friend, Leah got engaged to the love of her life, Taylor, I couldn’t have been more excited for her! Leah had always envisioned a plantation style wedding with her love of the south and it’s southern traditions and romance, so Kendall Plantation outside of San Antonio, Texas was the perfect setting for all their Texas family and friends to gather together. She brought on Mayhar Design to help with the creative direction, design and styling and Sweet August Events to coordinate the day.

Mayhar Design wanted to help design a space that welcomed dear friends and wedding guests with charm, classical elegance and thoughtfully curated details. Her goal in the design process was to honor and embrace the ideals, traditions and romance of the south. Linens, florals, finishes and details were all selected specifically in complement to the striking white panels and porches and crisp black shutters of Kendall Plantation. The softest shades of ivory and blush were introduced through cocktail linens and blooming florals by Sprout as a nod to Southern grace and style. Custom wedding cake cookies were made special by Leah’s mom, Robin and packaged as a favor for guests. Guests could also enjoy a southern signature cocktail and pick from one of the five different cakes by Bird Bakery that were displayed with beautiful calligraphy signage by Whitney Farnsworth.

Leah had always wanted me to be a bridesmaid and enjoy her wedding day and for me to not feel like I was working. But for me, photographing a wedding is one of my greatest joys and I couldn’t have imagined not photographing her special wedding day. So after some discussion, we formed a plan that would still allow me to photograph the wedding and stand by her side as a friend. I couldn’t have done it without the help of my biggest supporter and favorite second shooter, my husband, Clint and our friend and fellow film photographer, Erica Schneider who both helped shoot parts of the wedding I couldn’t. I also had lots of help from Mayhar Design who was styling details and making sure everything was ready to photograph with extra time for me to also be by Leah’s side as a bridesmaid. Leah and Taylor’s wedding was a special one that I will always cherish being a part of and capturing!

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Photography: Kayla Barker Fine Art Photography | Floral Design: Sprout | Cakes: Bird Bakery | Invitations: Minted | Catering: Absolutely Delicious | Hair + Makeup: Blush Make-up and Hair | Calligraphy: Whitney Farnsworth | DJ: 5150 Productions | Ceremony Music: Lane Oliver | Transportation: Shark Limo | Venue: Kendall Plantation | Beverage Service: Bartenders 4 You | Creative Direction, Design and Styling: Mayhar Design | Custom Iced Cookies: Robin Wilson, Mother of the Bride | Draping: DPC Media | Event Planning and Coordination: Sweet August Events | Linens: Marquee Event Group

The Bouquet (+ Inspiration Sesh) of Your Dreams

Lovely Leaves has done it again, and this time it’s in the form of a stunning inspiration sesh that seriously won’t quit with the prettiness. From the beautiful captures from Dani Cowan to those watercolor invites from Studio W Designs to your new fave bouquet (seriously), it’s an amazing ode to yellow that you have to see. Head to THE VAULT right this way.

From Lovely LeavesThe yellow dahlias caught my eye and I knew we had to do something with them which led into this gorgeous day. The Phoenix Ballroom is perfect for any season, as are the bright lovely yellows paired with beautiful peach and creams which pop throughout this ballroom wedding inspiration.

The Phoenix boasts stunning backdrops including a rich nude wall, a massive brick fireplace and sweet greenery growing up the outer brick. The wrought iron chandeliers are an added bonus. Tying in with the wooden chivari chairs we incorporated wicker chargers, a basket for boutonnieres, a vintage wooden table and a grapevine wreath. For fabrics, we wanted to stay neutral with sheer voile and soft beige linen.

The gorgeous two-piece gown featured lace long-sleeved top nice for the currently cool Texas temperatures and a cream crepe skirt. Simple makeup showcasing her natural beauty and a loose updo were exactly what we imagined. Amber candles created ambiance in an already-sunlit space. Lily’s Cakes designed a soft buttercream cake paired with a smaller naked cake for the occasion which were accented with peach Campanella roses and yellow ranunculus. Arrangements featured the yellow dahlias of our dreams, the Campanella roses, ranunculus, jasmine, ivory astilbe and spray roses, rich peach amaryllis, Queen Anne’s lace and precious chamomile.

Studio W is my all time fav for stationery and she designed gorgeous watercolor menus and a matching stationery suite. Film was the only way to go and Dani Cowan never fails to impress; it seemed like forever before the scans came back, but so worth the wait. Our final setting was about a block away from the ballroom where so many of our brides go for portraits. The Waco Suspension Bridge is a local monument just minutes away from Baylor University and the Magnolia Silos. The bridge and surrounding areas feature romantic stone arches, walls of lush greenery below and the smooth Brazos River. The entire area makes you want to fall in love.


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Photography: Dani Cowan Photography | Event Design: VIVID Events | Floral Design: Lovely Leaves | Bakery: Lily's Cakes | Stationery: Studio W Designs | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Ballroom: The Phoenix Ballroom | Beauty: Be.YOU.tiful Salon | Bridal Salon: Georgio's Bridal | Outdoor Venue: The Waco Suspension Bridge | Rentals: Confetti Rentals

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Rustic Elegant Texas Wedding Full of Love

While they may have crossed paths years ago in the military, it wasn’t until they had a second chance at love and life that they really were able to kick off their happily ever after. So, full of gratitude and love, these two said “I do” and celebrated with a rustic, elegant Texas affair, coordinated by Emily Leach, and captured by Julie Wilhite. It’s a fall fete sure to inspire – see every pretty pic in our Vault right this way!

From Julie Wilhite… Jennifer and Tim met while both working at the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization dedicated to providing unique, direct programs and services to injured service members. When Jennifer moved from Florida for the job, she vowed to remain single for at least a year in her new city. Yet two months later, she found herself on a first date with Tim. Charmed, she quickly changed her mind about staying single and they have been inseparable ever since.

They realized that they shared many similarities and experiences, both personally and professionally. They were even deployed overseas at the same time and they often ponder if they ever crossed paths, as she was a flight medic and Tim was severely injured just three weeks before coming home from his seven month deployment. Tim was medically retired after losing his left leg below the knee and Jennifer separated from the military after that deployment. Now, ten years and many not-so-happy-ending relationships later – they met one another and the rest is history.

Although they voiced no doubt that their wedding would be both beautiful and fun, they were genuinely most excited for one thing: to be married. They both had nearly lost faith in the idea of settling down based on their past relationship experiences, so they truly feel beyond blessed to have found one another.

As Jennifer says: A wedding is the ultimate celebration of two people overcoming life’s many twists and turns to get to this point. Tim came very close to losing his life, so this wedding is a time for us to reflect on the blessings of each other and, in a sense, second chances.

They didn’t necessarily have a theme; but more of a focus on gratitude, love, and celebrating their union wholeheartedly. Their outdoor celebration was many things, although heartfelt, beautiful and simple are the words that come to mind. The wedding took place in the scenic Garden Grove just outside of Austin, Texas. The design was kept soft and natural with romantic, feminine touches throughout the details. Lush florals in a range of neutrals including cream, beige, and blush were accented by bold plum and hints of seasonal fall foliage. Wood accents and a feminine color palette carried through into the stationery and signage. The party was all housed under a whimsical canvas tent illuminated by string lighting that has us swooning still! Their guests were a riot, speeches and music performances shot straight to your heart and the details were not to go unnoticed. Beyond the signage, our favorites were the laser cut name cards, gold flatware + celebratory favors!

All vendors involved can attest that they are truly the sweetest couple. It was our pleasure to make their special day everything they dreamed of!

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Photography: Julie Wilhite Photography | Floral Design: Clementine Botanical Art | Bakery: Walton's Fancy & Staple | Invitations: Gourmet Invitations | Catering: Royal Fig Catering | Makeup: Avery Allen Makeup | Hair: Debbie Murphy | Lighting: Intelligent Lighting Design | DJ: B-Boy Productions | Venue: Garden Grove | Coordination + Event Design: Bird Dog Wedding | Lawn Games: Bee Lavish Vintage Rentals | Photobooth: Le Photo Booth Company | Rentals: Premiere Events | Rentals: Whim Hospitality | Rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals

Blue + Yellow Just May Be Our New Favorite Wedding Hue Duo

Blue and yellow has stolen my heart! How can you look at these pics by Allen Tsai and not agree 110%!? These pretty pastel hues make everything sweeter and brighter and more beautiful – though this wedding is awfully stunning on its own! See every bit in our Vault gallery right this way and get ready to get loving on this delightful duo!

From the Bride… Our inspiration came from our venue The Laurel, which has a hill country elegance and charm. I have always loved the hill country look and it was amazing to have it available in the heart of Dallas! We were inspired by the limestone, hearty plants (rosemary, succulents, etc.) from that area; so many of those elements were tied into different aspects of the ceremony and reception.

My mom, grandmother, and I did quite a bit of DIY work. I made the hangers for my bridesmaids, while grandma and mom made the robes! Our favors are also very personal because they are very Italian, where I studied abroad recently. Will and I have been making limoncello for the last few months. We bottled those in the traditional (but smaller) swing top bottles exactly like you see in Italy. We also made little biscotti to give out, one the traditional almond cantuccini, and one more modern version which was a chocolate flavor!

From Allen Tsai PhotographyEmily and Will were the dream couple to work with their on wedding day! Some of you might feel that Emily looks familiar and that’s because I was fortunate enough to photograph her in Tuscany recently, which was featured on Style Me Pretty’s Destination Blog! Her beautiful invitation suite was designed by her father, who is a graphic designer, and was perfectly paired with gold calligraphy from Scribbles and Swirls. I really loved her floral design by The Backyard Bouquet which was bright, colorful, organic, and free flowing.


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Photography: Allen Tsai Photography | Floral Design: The Backyard Bouquet | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Cake: Sugar Bee Sweets | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid | Catering: Gil's Elegant Catering | Hair + Makeup: Tease to Please | Calligraphy: Scribbles And Swirls | DJ: Complete Music | Ceremony Music: Serenata Strings | Venue: The Laurel | Bridal Boutique: Lulu's Bridal Boutique | Film Processing: Goodman Film Lab | Ribbons: Frou Frou Chic

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