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A 400-Person Spring Wedding Turned Intimate Fall Affair At Camp Lucy

Believe it or not, this wedding was actually the scaled down version of Sarah and Ben’s original vision. Highland Avenue Events and Bows And Arrows produced an event with textured warmth, through peachy candles, soft-hued bouquets, and a romantic arch to frame the chapel at Camp Lucy. With health and safety as their top priority, the pair celebrated their love with their closest friends and family. If you’re searching for the perfect spring color palette, you need to view the full gallery of images, curated lovingly by Kayla Barker — and be ready to give your Pinterest board a major refresh!

From Lindsey of Highland Avenue EventsSarah & Ben were planning a wedding for the history books. They were set to marry on April 18, 2020 at Camp Lucy surrounded by 400 guests, each who truly mattered to them and their families. At their final walkthrough in early March, we discussed this new virus going around but were hopeful it was more media-hype than something genuinely concerning. Within a week things were looking grim with the virus and we had to select a course of action as final counts and payments were due.

Sarah & Ben chose safety above all else and decided to postpone the large celebration. While the big gathering would wait, their love simply couldn’t. And with that, they held an intimate family-only ceremony at her parent’s home outside of Houston, TX on their original wedding date. It was full of emotions and love, and captured on video to share at their future larger gathering. 

As the months passed, Sarah and Ben decided the best course for their larger celebration was a scaled-down version of the original plan. We would still hold it at Camp Lucy, but our design needed to be tweaked. As much as we all loved the “waves” of floral and suspended tube lights we planned through the Sperry tent along with so many other show stopping details, it felt overly extravagant given the circumstances and the current world situation. 

We kept the feeling of textured warmth but shifted the design to help guests feel simultaneously celebratory and safe. Bows and Arrows shifted the floral waves into beautiful rings around the tent polls and the most romantic and lush arch framing the Ian’s Chapel bell tower. Our layered place settings were swapped out for rolled flatware and covered glasses, and our favors shifted from custom bottle openers to monogrammed masks. Guests were welcomed with colored wristbands indicating their comfort with close contact from others. We kept it as open-air as possible and provided ample lounge areas where friends could cozy-up at a distance. It was a drastic change from the wedding we dreamed of initially, but it evolved into a beautiful, thoughtful and unforgettable day that allowed Sarah, Ben and their dearest friends to gather safely in celebration of marriage. While weddings may look a bit different now, with the right planning and adjustments, love is most definitely not cancelled.

Edited by Lauren Megerdichian and Carly Zumar

Photography: Kayla Barker Fine Art Photography | Videography: The Brothers Martens | Event Planning: Highland Avenue | Floral Design: Bows and Arrows | Cake: Cakes ROCK!!! | Ceremony Venue: Camp Lucy | Shoes: Bella Belle | Catering: Whim Hospitality | Hair and Makeup: Maitee Miles | Lighting: Intelligent Lighting Design | Band: Empire 6 Band | Transportation: Transportation Consultants | Day-of Paper: Papellerie | Draping & Custom Face Masks: Unique Design & Events | Dress Designer: Nardos Design, Dallas Texas | Invitation Suite and Monogram: Stamped Paper Co. | Place Settings: Table Manners | Rentals: Whim Hospitality | Rentals: Birch And Brass Rentals

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You Can Feel The Love At This Intimate Texas Wedding

Planning a wedding amidst a pandemic isn’t easy, but this couple created the most beautiful of days despite the circumstances. The couple exchanged vows at an intimate ceremony at Ivory Oak, and instead of a traditional reception, they celebrated by dancing under hanging lights and oak trees. The ever-talented J’Marie Designs created sweet floral moments in shades of white and blush. The joy of the day radiates in the imagery by Bear Moose & Fox. You’ll fall in love with every inch of this celebration in the full gallery.

From the bride… Wykeyhe and I met at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. He was the star wide receiver on the football team, and I played volleyball. Our first date was to a movie followed by Whataburger and it was so easy to be comfortable with each other. Eventually, I couldn’t help but fall in love with his effortless charm and loving heart.

Years later we planned our wedding in the middle of a global pandemic. Although we had never imagined a wedding during times like this, we knew it would be safest to cancel our reception
and limit our guest count. In the end, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Our favorite moment from our wedding day was having our first dance underneath the oaks trees and hanging lights. We were surrounded by our closest family and friends on one of the most wonderful days of our lives. All that we needed that day was each other, so neither of us minded the adversity that had to be faced.

Photography: Bear Moose and Fox | Coordination: Elaine & Lee | Floral Design: J'Marie Designs | Wedding Dress: Signature Bridal | Cake: Veh's Treats | Ceremony Venue: The Ivory Oak | Reception Venue: The Ivory Oak | DJ: Wall Of Sound Productions | Officiant: Pastor Gary Roberts | Ceremony Music: Terra Vista Strings | Beauty: GlamByPhy | Rentals: King's Party Rentals

Meaningful, Romantic Details at Arrowhead Hill For This Pilot With The Coolest Escort Card Display!

Today, we introduce you to the sweetest couple (we’re serious, read their engagement story!) with a romantic and incredibly meaningful wedding day. The bride who loves to travel and the groom who just so happens to be a pilot incorporated details throughout their day at Arrowhead Hill, like a luggage tag escort card display and engraved compasses for place cards. Timeless and bold florals from Remi and Gold were placed throughout from a ceremony arch to delicate centerpieces and Wed and Prosper planned it all, exactly how the bride envisioned. Take a look below to see Courtney Leigh Photography’s stunning imagery and start dreaming up what personal touches you’re going to add to your day!

From the Bride…How did Alex Propose?
Our engagement day… Alex told me he was heading to fly a trip, he played the part and everything by wearing his uniform and packing his bag and everything. I had no idea what was coming. That afternoon, I had gotten dressed up because my mom and I were heading to a baby shower. On the way home from the baby shower, my mom pulled into Alex and Is favorite park. It is where one of our first dates was, as well as where he asked me to be his girlfriend 3 years prior. I remember my heart dropping and knowing as soon as she turned in. I started crying happy (and probably nervous) tears knowing what was waiting ahead. My mom handed me a piece of paper that said “Ahead is our future…” After getting myself together I got out of the car and walked down a (very long) sidewalk and actually ended up walking past the whole setup. I heard Alex’s voice from behind as he asked where I was going. I turned around and saw a beautiful setup waiting for me. It had two journal entries, one where Alex had expressed how he wanted to marry me after our first date that he had written years prior, and one that he wrote on the day of our engagement. It was the most sentimental and special moment. He then took us to one of our favorite bakeries where all of our family and friends were for a surprise engagement party! A lifetime with Alex was everything I had dreamed of. 

How did you decide on colors for your wedding? And floral inspiration
I knew I wanted three things when deciding on the theme of our wedding: timeless, elegant, and detail-oriented. Down to every detail, everything on our day had a purpose. In everything Alex and I do, we value meaningful detail. I knew I wanted to incorporate dove gray throughout our wedding, as well as soft linen with our calligraphy touches and table runners. I knew that I wanted our florals to be timeless but bold, and I told our florist, Remi and Gold, our color inspiration, but at the end of the day really let her go with it. One of my favorite moments from our whole wedding was the altarpiece. The florals were out of this world dreamy and truly more than I imagined. Our close friends sang “King of My Heart” during our private communion moment, and the words on the linen piece were lyrics to the song.

What made you incorporate certain special touches or traditions into your wedding day?
We wanted everything on our day to be cohesive and meaningful. God is the foundation of our relationship so we wanted everyone to hear the Gospel shared during our ceremony from our officiant and through worship during our private communion moment. Alex and I both have a big passion for travel, and he is a Pilot so it made the most sense to incorporate that part of our life into our day. Halfmoon Lettering really helped us bring this vision to life through every last detail. Our programs were inspired by passports, we had a “travel advice” table with custom postcards that hung on a postcard stand and featured a watercolor drawing of our venue. Throughout all of our paper goods, we had an airplane wax seal. Two of my favorite travel details were the engraved compass nametags and our luggage tag seating chart. All of our guests adored the luggage tags and thought it was incredibly meaningful. We love when our friends send us photos of the luggage tags in action! From the mini pies to the mini cinnamon donuts, our dessert bar was a hit and disappeared quickly!

Do you have a memory from the day that stands out the most?
Getting ready with all of my best girls and having our bridal brunch was definitely super special. The whole morning felt surreal as we watched everything come together throughout the day! One of my favorite memories from the day was our first touch. We did not do a first look, but we both stood on each side of the luggage tag wall and prayed together. In the end I told Alex to close his eyes so I could peek because I was getting so impatient!

Any advice for future brides and grooms that are planning?
Throughout the planning process, one thing I desired was to have timeless designs and photos that we will cherish for a lifetime. I would definitely recommend investing in a good photographer and videographer, the day goes by so quickly and that is what you have to hold onto. My biggest piece of advice, though, would be to incorporate personal touches throughout your day; there is nothing more special than having a unique wedding that is thoughtful and catered toward your passions and unique visions.

What was most important to you and your groom for your wedding?
Our biggest desire for our wedding day was for our guests to feel thought of and loved and hear the Gospel. We wanted to make special memories and party with our closest friends and family, which we were able to do thanks to the Cottages onsite at Arrowhead Hill. It was a blast being able to spend the weekend with all our friends and family! Hot Sauce band out of Austin, TX also threw an incredible party – one we will never forget! We danced and partied the night away with our favorite people!

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Photography: Courtney Leigh Photography | Videographer: Jake Austin Films | Event Planning: Wed & Prosper | Floral Design: Remi and Gold | Dress: Brickhouse Bridal | Cake: Becca Cakes | Invitations: Sugared Fig Paperie | Ceremony Venue: Arrowhead Hill | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Birdy Grey | Catering: City View Catering | Band: Hot Sauce | Tux: The Black Tux | Custom Luggage Tags: Half Moon Lettering | Hair and Makeup Artist: Etoilly Artistry | Luggage Tag Wall: Exquisite Details by Raquel

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A Classic Blue & White Nursery Design

There’s nothing more classic than a sweet, blue and white inspired nursery with a gorgeous guard-dog :) This timeless space was designed to allow for the couple to be surprised with the gender at delivery and while they delivered a baby girl, the design, crafted exquisitely by Lindley Arthur Interiors, has stood the test of time and their soon-to-be baby boy will be enjoying naps and snuggles in the very same space.  Photographs by Emery Davis.

Lindley Arthur and her team at Lindley Arthur Interiors focus on residential projects in Texas and beyond. The firm believes that homes should be a well-curated collection of old and new; ultimately resulting in timeless interiors that have a fresh edge.

For this nursery design, Lindley’s clients were in their first pregnancy and didn’t find out the gender so the goal for the space was simple — keep it neutral and traditional.

Lindley first selected the wallpaper by Colefax & Fowler, created custom bedding with Sister Parrish fabric and topped it off with the swivel chair covered in durable Perennials fabric and custom window treatments trimmed in Samuel & Sons tape. The client ended up having a baby girl but is now expecting a boy to which the room will be perfect for too!

Photography: Emery Davis | Design: Colefax & Fowler | Design: Sister Parish | Design: Perennials | Design: Samuel & Sons

Today’s Museum Wedding Inspiration Is the Perfect Marriage Between Fashion, Nature and Art

We can’t really put our finger on why, but there’s just something so romantic about getting married at a museum… are we right? We didn’t know it was possible but today’s editorial is what happens when fashion, nature and art merge seamlessly together to create epic wedding inspiration – all thanks to Marni Wishart Photography, Lisa Bridges and The Petaler Floral Co. We’re getting major Bridgerton vibes over at the full gallery – trust us, you’re going to want to spend some extra time pinning this one my friends.

From Marni Wishart Photography In an exploration of the ways fashion, nature, art, and story interconnect, this editorial brings the paintings and sculptures of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston to life with abundant florals spilling across the floor and painterly colors dancing into the tablescape set for an intimate gathering. 

The Bride’s Gown by Monique Lhuillier, aptly named Bloom, is a captivating fantasy inspired by a lush Italian garden. The gown is as perfect a complement to the art inside the Museum Galleries as it is in the Museum Outdoor Gardens. Each of the Bride’s accessories is carefully crafted with luxurious detail such as the handmade headpiece of sculpted flowers creating a radiating crown. 

Each piece is both historical and modern, with hints of grandeur. Likewise, the cake is adorned in hand sculpted sugar flowers. The color palette of this celebration is drawn from the paintings and installations of the Museum itself, which in turn were inspired by nature, bringing rich tones and depth to the visual story. The Groom wears a timeless look with white jacket. This real life couple brings true romance to the scene.

Photography: Marni Wishart Photography | Styling: Courtney Paddock | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Becca Cakes | Invitations: Model Paper | Shoes: N 21 | Jewelry: Emily Sole Growney | Groom's Attire: BRAVO TUX | Wedding Venue: Museum of Fine Arts Houston | Art Direction and Floral Design: The Petaler Floral and Events Co. | Beauty: Shreeda Tailor | Film Lab: Goodman Film Lab | Head Piece: Erin Rhyne | Linen: BBJ La Tavola | Model: Ben Bludau | Model: Ashley Walker | Photography - Assistant: Piper Wishart | Production Assistant: Lisa Bridges | Table Top Rentals: Your Butler's Pantry

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A Bright White Vintage Barn Was the Perfect Setting for This Charming Springtime Fête

If you know of The White Sparrow Barn in Dallas, Texas… then you know there’s no other venue quite like it. That bright white barn surrounded by an idyllic countryside landscape takes our breath away every.single.time. Today’s heavenly editorial designed by Cloud Creative Events with floral design from Slow Darling is getting us majorly excited for all the gorgeous Spring weddings to come! A bright color palette, lush blooms and the sweetest couple… breathe in the fresh Spring inspo at the full gallery – all taken by Apollo Fotografie!

From Apollo Fotografie… The White Sparrow Barn  is one of Texas’ most elegant jewels with their distinctive white stable house, rows of lavender beds and charming glass house. This entire shoot will surely make every bride & groom fall in love. Not only is this couple nothing short of picture perfect, but every single detail from this shoot surrounds them in beauty.

From the pastel floral design by Slow Darling, to the vibrant textiles by Voeu Du Coeur, The White Sparrow partnered with some top vendors to paint this stunning vision of springtime loving. With a bright white vintage barn and idyllic countryside landscape, the White Sparrow is the ideal location for a charming Texas wedding venue. It’s enormous windows provided the perfect natural light collaboration to properly photograph each element. 

Hosted in Quinlan, TX, White Sparrow Barn carries an air of limitless beauty. Between the perfectly bright barn, to the lush landscape, it’s an absolute dream for anyone that wants a standout venue. Ruffled teamed up with some rockstar vendors to pull off this VIBE. We fell head over heels in love with all of the design elements.. from textures to tones to aesthetics. LOVE. Tell me you don’t love!

Photography: Apollo Fotografie | Event Design: Cloud Creative Events | Event Planning: Ruffled Blog Bride Diy | Floral Design: Slow Darling | Wedding Dress: a&be bridal shop | Cake: Sugar Bee Sweets | Ceremony Venue: The White Sparrow | Groom's Attire: Stich & Tie | Beauty: BA Beauty | Rentals: Posh Couture Rentals | Rentals: BBJ La Tavola | Rentals: Voeu Du Coeur

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The Sweetest Winter Elopement Inspired By Figs, Plums, And Blackberries

The rich hues of figs, blackberries, and plums set the stage for this winter elopement. Set in the couple’s backyard, Sarah and Mel hosted an elegant ceremony in front of their two closest friends and celebrated with signature cocktails afterward. Patti Darby made the intimate gathering feel incredibly special with thoughtful touches. Modern floral arrangements by Unforgettable Floral added opulence to the event. The special moments were all lovingly captured by Patti Darby Photography. Visit the full gallery to see all the love unfold.

From Patti DarbyAfter being together for over 6 years, Sarah and Mel knew that they wanted a simple yet classic and modern backyard elopement to celebrate their wedding. With COVID making it impossible for their family to travel across state lines they opted for a simple ceremony with two of their good friends as witnesses.

When planning Sarah and Mel’s wedding we wanted to keep the day very simple, yet elegant, and incorporate as much of their personalities into the day as possible. Inspiration for this classic yet modern backyard elopement is based on the colors of fresh, raw plums, figs, blackberries, and almonds.

The couple celebrated afterward with a vintage bottle of Dom Perignon and a small cocktail reception before heading out for dinner and cake. They toasted to their love with simple DIY cocktails of Prosecco garnished with blackberries and figs.

Photography: Patti Darby Photography | Coordination: R & J Events | Event Planning: Patti Darby Photography | Floral Design: Unforgettable Floral | Wedding Dress: David's Bridal | Invitations: Paper Tie Affair | Shoes: Kate Spade | Backdrop: Exquisite Details by Raquel | Candle Sticks: What's The Occasion | Earrings: Valobra | Rentals: Party Time Rentals

Trend Alert: Patterns Are What Your Wedding Is Missing

If you’re looking for a way to make your wedding stand out from the crowd, keep reading! A pattern might be just what your wedding is missing. Josh & Dana Fernandez styled and photographed an inspiration shoot, lead by the concept of couples opening their minds to the endless possibilities of personalization. Half Moon Lettering designed a European garden aesthetic pattern from scratch, and it drives the inspiration for the rest of the day. From the bridal bouquet to the cake design, it’s all about the details that Kelly Doonan Events pulled together seamlessly. Mibellarosa took the romance up a notch with greenery and lush blooms. Get a closer look in the full gallery.

From Josh & Dana FernandezThe basis of this editorial design was to further explore the idea of patterns being incorporated into wedding design. With this editorial, we created a palette that is colorful, but with some earth tones and used that to create a pattern that was used creatively in different ways.

For the ceremony, the editorial team strove to incorporate the home décor feel by creating lounge seating with velvet pillows in the custom floral pattern by Half Moon Lettering and in complementary solid tones. Mibellarosa utilized the wrought iron gate overlooking the lake to create a dreamy floral installation.

The intention for the favor wall was twofold: to make it look as if you were in someone’s living or dining room, but also to provide an entertaining way to display an amazing party favor, bottles of Miraval! Mibellarosa’s team built an arch structure draped in greenery and romantic garden blooms to create an elegant setting for the long reception table dressed in a custom linen showcasing the custom pattern that Half Moon Lettering created. 

Floral Design: Mibellarosa Designs | Cake: Becca Cakes | Shoes: Alexandre Birman | Jewelry: Lindsey Leigh Jewelry | Beauty: Hey Lovely Makeup | Bridal Boutique: Ivory Bridal Atelier | Ceremony & Reception: Lakeside Country Club | Clutch: Saint Laurent | Custom Linens, Wallpaper, Ribbon & Pillows: Half Moon Lettering | Custom Pattern Design: Half Moon Lettering | Favor Wall: Exquisite Details by Raquel | Favor Wall Gift: Miraval | Gown & Veil Designer: Rita Vinieris | Invitation, Paper Goods, & Styling: Half Moon Lettering | Model: Shannon | Photography & Styling: Josh & Dana Fernandez | Planning & Design: Kelly Doonan Events | Rentals & Cake Table Linen: Aztec Events | Ring Box: The Mrs Box

A Romantic Summer Wedding at White Sparrow Barn

Will we ever tire of romantic receptions amid the towering white walls and sparkling windows of the White Sparrow Barn? The answer is a resounding “neverrr!” Today’s summer wedding planned by Marissa Lothschutz is nothing short of a fairytale. The darling two wed in the Sparrow’s Landing, an enchanting setting in the trees where each aisle of chairs were adorned with roses, magnolias, and touches of pink and blush by Jubilee Floral Co. To see all the dreamy details, head on over to the full gallery – taken by Madeline Trent!

From Madeline Trent Photography Lindsay and Scott’s romantic summer wedding was nothing short of a fairytale day full of heartfelt moments. After postponing their original wedding date from April 5th, due to Covid-19, Lindsay and Scott were married in Dallas, Texas at the White Sparrow Barn on June 14th.

The wedding design had a romantic and whimsical theme, which was highlighted in the growing aisle floral installation for the ceremony. The ceremony was held in the Sparrow’s Landing, a dreamy setting in the trees where each aisle of chairs was capped off with a floral arrangement of roses, magnolias, and touches of pink and blush by Jubilee Floral Co.

Scott’s reaction to Lindsay coming down the aisle was incredibly emotional, and watching her parents’ joy as their daughter was finally married was truly incredible. The couple chose a tiered cake table, with several flavors and textures of cake- along with take home packaging for each guest. 

The cake table was nothing short of stunning! One of the sweetest details was the gift Lindsay gave each of her bridesmaids, a specialized “name tag” for each bouquet that had a quality she loved about each of them instead of their names- “present, kind, loyal, true”. It was a dreamy day to be a part of and one that I will never forget any time soon. 

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Photography: Madeline Trent | Cinematography: Daniel K Films | Planner: Marissa Lothschutz | Floral Design: Jubilee Flower Co. | Cakes: Butterfly Cakery | Bridesmaid Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Catering: Abuelo's | Hair and Makeup: Grand Slam Glam | Bride's Dress: Essense of Australia | Invitation Suite: Scripting Grace | Location: The White Sparrow | Rentals: Junk and Disorderly | Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar

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When High School Sweethearts Wed in a Romantic Summer Ceremony at Arrowhead Hill

Muted sunset hues, a gown fit for a princess, and a dreamy gray barn setting – today’s wedding planned by Sweet Tea and Linen is a Pinterest board brought to life. The Farmer and I created heavenly arrangements of brightly colored blooms that made for the perfect color pop against the white interior walls of the venue. To see every last detail of their day captured by Courtney Leigh Photography, don’t forget to head on over to the full gallery of inspiration.

From Courtney Leigh PhotoAnna and Matt rescheduled their wedding from late spring to mid-summer due to Covid and they were finally able to have the wedding of their dreams. They booked a beautiful new venue in Montgomery, TX with a refined, modern and elegant barn design and based their colors and florals on a Texas sunset. Anna had the most meaningful details, from using her parents wedding cake topper to a ring bearer pillow made out of lace from her mom’s wedding dress, to the acrylic etched vows… This wedding was nothing short of a dream.

From the Bride… Matt and I are high school sweethearts turned college sweethearts. I was on our high school’s drill team and Matt was a Trumpet player in the band. In the stands every Friday night, the drill team and band were always right next to each other. It was known among my friends that I definitely had a crush on Matt, and I found out later that Matt also felt the same about me. We ended up hanging out with each other all night at our Senior Homecoming instead of with our dates and I even drove him home in the morning. He finally asked for my number (on Facebook) a few weeks later and then shortly after we began dating and have been together ever since!

What did you envision your wedding being prior to planning?

The biggest thing I wanted and envisioned was an outdoor fall wedding. My now husband was completely opposed to a fall wedding simply because it would interfere with football season (Geaux Tigers!) while my parents told me I could get married outside, but my dad would drop me off at the alter then proceed to head indoors to sit in the AC with my mom watching from afar (if you know Texas and outdoor weddings, then you’ll understand the humor behind this!) Long story short, Matt said I do while not simultaneously asking for score updates and both of my parents were physically in attendance. : )


What was your color palette and your style vision?

My indecisiveness hit hard with determining the color palette, and after months of contemplation, a decision finally came to me. I ended up searching color palettes on pinterest and stumbled across one based off of a sunset and was instantly hooked. Muted sunset colors for my florals with my main color for bridesmaids dresses being a pretty blush pink.

What unique elements or details did you include?

I ended up finding someone who was able to etch our vows on to acrylic sheets. They turned out beautifully in photo and video for our wedding but also doubled as a beautiful keepsake. The cake topper that I placed beside my cake was actually my parents cake topper from their wedding. They have always had it displayed in our childhood home, along with a few other wedding keepsakes, and they decided to pass it on to us. My ring bearer pillow was made by my grandma from my mother’s wedding dress. One of our best decisions was asking our friend to officiate our wedding. He was one of Matt’s fraternity brothers and has been such a close friend of both of ours for years. It felt so personal having someone that is a part of both of our lives that we love dearly to marry us. He absolutely nailed it and Matt and I both agree it was one of our favorite small touches to our wedding day.


What was your favorite moment? Your favorite crafted detail?

I feel like this is the hardest questions to have to come up with an answer for because it was my favorite day filled with so many amazing moments. From my matron of honor gifting me with a book of letters written by all my loved ones, to my first look with my dad where he asked me to carry my late grandad’s pocket knife, to my first look with Matt, to being prayed over by my sweet bridesmaids, to MARRYING my best friend then getting to celebrate the night away with our loved ones, it was our dream day. It’s not a single moment but looking back and being able to be married and celebrate with our loved ones will forever be one of my favorite memories. During this time of so much uncertainty, so many changed plans, and so many loved ones who were not able to attend, love still wins because I was able to say I married the love of my life.

From the Groom… Hands down, my favorite moment of the day would be hearing Anna’s vows for the first time. She is the one person on Earth that truly understands who I am at my core, and she loves me unconditionally. We are both so passionate for each other, and hearing that our loud on such a special day is something I will never forget.

Tell us about your flowers, your gown, your favors, your cake, etc.

Flowers = flawless. Carrington, owner and creative behind the Farmer and I, absolutely brought my dream to life. The only detail that stuck from beginning to end during my wedding planning process was that I wanted colorful flowers and Carrington 100% delivered. I stumbled across her on Instagram one day and instantly fell in love with her style and knew that I could trust her to bring my vision to life! Gown: I felt like a princess in my gown! I never thought I would be one to want or wear a ball gown, but I would not have wanted any other dress! I loved every detail from the sparkle to the lace! Cake: I surprised Matt with his groom’s cake, which ended up being a Whataburger cake with a little bit of LSU thrown in there as well! He loved it and it was just another way to say “hey we’re from Texas” and “Geaux Tigers!”


What is one piece of advice that you could give bride’s to be?

Remember that at the end of the day you will still be able to say you married the love of your life! My Matron of Honor and I, who were both going through having to plan a wedding in the midst of a pandemic, constantly reminded each other of this. Through all of the stress, upsetting news, and constant changes, it felt like having a wedding during this time wouldn’t be worth it with so many of our loved ones missing. I will say this to any and everyone, it was SO worth it. It was still our day, we were still surrounded by so many loved ones, and we because husband and wife! This is what getting married is about and all the rest is just the icing on the cake!

Photography: Courtney Leigh Photography | Event Planning: Sweet Tea and Linen | Floral Design: The Farmer and I | Dress: Brickhouse Bridal | Wedding Dress: Brickhouse Bridal | Cake: Three Brothers Bakery | Invitations: Jo's Paper Kitchen | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: David's Bridal | Catering: All Star Catering | Men's Attire: The Black Tux | Vintage Car: Royal Coach Classic Limo | Wedding Venue: Arrowhead Hill | Acrylic Etched Vows: Etch Xpress | Film Lab: Goodman Film Lab | HMU: Hey Lovely Makeup

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A Garden Filled Ballroom Wedding At Arlington Hall At Turtle Creek With The Perfect Amount of Southern Charm!

How does that saying go…’more is more?’ Today’s wedding featured exactly that when it came to florals! Something Pretty Floral filled Arlington Hall at Turtle Creek from top to bottom with beautiful blooms like the jaw dropping floral chandelier and stunning centerpieces! Engaged Events brought these college sweethearts wedding day to life with not a detail left undone including a custom wedding crest to a surprise firework send off! Check it out below to see how Stephanie Brazzle captured the day oh so perfectly and how the couple’s furry friend stole the show!

From Stephanie Brazzle PhotographyMeredith and Parker were married at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church followed by a magical tented reception at Arlington Hall Turtle Creek. These college sweethearts wanted to bring their families from coast to coast, allowing guests to meet in Dallas to celebrate their marriage.

When they brought on Whitney Bailey with Engaged Events, she was able to design and execute their vision of garden meets ballroom. The wedding was filled with the perfect amount of southern charm throughout the evening from hanging florals to beautiful tablescapes.

Guests enjoyed dinner under a clear tent which held a thousand twinkle lights and a gorgeous floral halo provided by Something Pretty Floral. Following dinner, guests would head inside the mansion to dance the night away with music provided by Downtown Fever.

The couple and their guests ended their night with a surprise firework show overlooking Turtle Creek that shocked all of their guests before they hopped in their getaway car! 

photography: Stephanie Brazzle Photography | videography: Jonathan Mayfield Media | Event Planning: Engaged Events | Floral Design: Something Pretty Floral | cake : Panini Bakery | Invitations: Emily Mayne Studio | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Nordstrom | hair and makeup : Q Makeup & Hair Artistry | lighting: Absolute Entertainment | band: Limelight | tux : The Black Tux | transportation: Blue Diamond Limousines | venue : Arlington hall | wedding venue: Arlington hall | Rentals: Perch Event Decor Rental | Rentals: Posh Couture Rentals | accommodations : Hotel Crescent Court | linen: BBJ La Tavola | reception dress : Warren Barrón Bridal | wedding dress boutique : Stanley Korshak Bridal Salon

Taylor Swift Lovers Have to See This Whimsical Summer Wedding Inspiration

We are never, ever, ever getting over this wedding inspiration. Please excuse the bad Taylor Swift pun, we just couldn’t help ourselves ;) Today’s styled shoot dreamed up by Heavenly Weddings and BearMoose&Fox is all about bright colors, butterflies, and a touch of whimsy. T-Swift was their muse for the overall design, so naturally the bride donned the most beautiful romantic side braid and minimal makeup. To see all the details, including a can’t-miss cascading butterfly cake by Lily’s Cake, don’t miss out on the full gallery!

From BearMoose&Fox… A beautiful summer bridal session inspired by all things butterflies and Taylor Swift. This creation came “to be” out the necessity to personalize a wedding based on bridal preferences – keeping in mind individuality and adding a touch of magic.

There are so many bright and fun elements in this whimsical garden wedding inspiration, but the abstract archway altar takes this inspiration shoot to a whole new level – designed and delivered by Rosetree floral designer team out of Waco.

Butterflies became a central element for this inspiration as they are a crucial part of any garden and add a touch of real and magical all in one. When the cake made its appearance, it was clear that butterfly elements don’t have to be just made out of paper but can be made out of sugar and appear of the bride as an element of style and fantasy.

Photography: Bear Moose and Fox | Floral Design: Rosetree Floral Design | Wedding Dress : Georgio's Bridal | Cake : Lily's Cakes | Stationery: CMDesigns Weddings | Wedding Venue: Old Bethany | Hair Styling: Labella Salon | Planning : Heavenly Weddings | Rentals: Action Rentals

How to Incorporate Fairytale Elements Into Your Wedding Decor Without Compromising Elegance

Disney fans – this one’s for you! If you’d love to incorporate subtle elements of that enchanting fairytale feel to your wedding day, but have no idea how to keep your decor looking timeless? Don’t worry, Heather Benge Events has got you covered. From an elegant tiara to a Cinderella-inspired color scheme, today’s shoot at The Olana is the your perfect blueprint for a fairytale wedding that will never go out of style. Head on over to the full gallery to see all the details, captured by Branson Maxwell!

From Branson MaxwellThis styled wedding is the perfect inspiration for brides wanting to incorporate fairytale aspects into their wedding without compromising elegance and class. 

As the couple twirls through the ballroom amongst all of the stunning details, you can’t help but think of Cinderella and her prince. 

The light blue and light pink pair perfectly with the gold accents and are the exact colors from the famous Cinderella fairytale. The bride’s ballgown and tiara are just what a princess would wear, and what bride doesn’t want to feel like a princess on their wedding day?

Photographer: Branson Maxwell | Styling: elevee and co | Florist: Flower Shack Blooms | Dress: Weddings By Debbie | Cake: XO Cakery | Stationary: Invitobella | Shoes: Bella Belle | Tux: Generation Tux | Venue: The Olana | Accessories: Etoile | Concept & Planning: Heather Benge Events | Decor: Gold Dust Event Co | Hair & Make Up: Sunkissed And Made Up | Host: Styled Shoots Across America | Linens: Nuage Designs | Rentals: Marquee Event Rentals | Ribbons: Flower Shack Blooms

An Intimate Backyard Ceremony for the Most Adorable High School Sweethearts

Trust us when we say these two have a love story that could make fairytales jealous. After meeting in high school, getting engaged on the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii, and planning their dream wedding – you better believe they wouldn’t let this crazy pandemic get in the way of celebrating their love and starting their forever. To see all the details from their intimate backyard ceremony (included the sweetest four-legged friends), head on over to the full gallery – all taken by May Carlson Photography!

From the Bride… Theo and I met in Oahu, Hawaii in 2011 as high schoolers. On this magical island, we had our first date, shared our first kiss, and for the first time, exchanged “I love you’s.” 3 years later, we have officially become Texans and, from time to time, visit that special island we once called home. In July of 2019, we took a trip to visit Theo’s parents in Hawaii and celebrate the Fourth of July. What I didn’t know is that my now-husband was planning to add another “first” to our list of memories together.

We stayed at the Waikoloa Hotel on the Big Island when Theo surprised me with a date night for two! As we walked down the grand staircase and towards the water, I took in the sweet smell of the salty air and the vibrant blues and greens of the turtles and fish in the lagoon. I can still recall the butterflies in my stomach when I saw Theo drop down to one knee and ask me to spend forever with him, to which I exclaimed, “YES!” After several minutes of happy tears and warm hugs, we headed to our hotel as Theo insisted we wait to make calls to my family until we were with his parents. To my surprise, when we arrived to our room, both of our families greeted us with champagne and congratulations! This day – the first day of the rest of our lives – was filled with love and happiness that we will cherish forever.

We worked so hard to organize the perfect day and after so much planning and scheduling we had every detail completed. Once we were about a month out from our big day, Covid hit and the stay at home order was put into place. We knew it wasn’t going to be exactly as planned. If there’s one thing we did know, it was that we wanted to take this next step forward and become husband and wife no matter what.

With the grace of fast WiFi, expedited shipping, the best bakery still being open and the support from our family and friends – We had a small intimate ceremony at my husbands parents house while my parents and sister attended through a Zoom call and our friends and family watched on Facebook Live.

We spent every moment taking in every second. It wasn’t about all the small details to make a perfect wedding, it was about celebrating our love and how far we’ve come from meeting 8 years ago in high school to creating a beautiful marriage today. This experience brought us closer and allowed us to focus on our love. We spent the night dancing in the living room with our dogs, eating lots of cake and feeling so much love from our family and friends all around the world. It was the best day of our lives and it was nothing as we expected – It was even better!

Photography: May Carlson Fine Art Photography | Floral Design: Something Borrowed Blooms | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Cake: Bird Bakery | Invitations: Minted | Engagement Ring: Addison Taylor Fine Jewelry | Rings: Diamonds Direct | Hair and Makeup: Bride | Officiant: Greg Gasaway | Cookies: Timeless creations by Julie | Location: Private Residence | Private Residence: NA

A ‘Staycation’ Honeymoon That Will Have You Rethinking Your Plane Tickets!

Before you pay for plane tickets for the ultimate destination honeymoon, you need to check out this couple’s ‘staycation’ honeymoon captured by Kristin La Voie Photography! For these two who have experienced their fair share of traveling and a partial long-distance relationship, home sounded like the perfect honeymoon for them. Lauren Field Design helped create a simple, relaxing, and romantic getaway for the couple and let their love steal the show. Check it out below and be sure to read the details of their heartwarming love story!

From Riley and Jack…Jack and I started dating 10 years ago in Charlottesville, Virginia. 6 weeks into our relationship, he’d spend 3 months in South Africa for a humanitarian project. We would speak once over the course of that summer. When he returned, it was as if we had never met. Another year together before Jack would visit South Africa again, me off to Brazil. This time we’d email incessantly, hearts aching. A few more months together before Jack would graduate and move to Nashville where he’d pursue his masters at Vanderbilt while working at their psychiatric hospital. For 2 years, every month and sometimes twice, I’d drive 18 hours to fall into his arms and revel in 48 hours together. I’d watch him grow into a strong, spirited man.

He’d support me as I navigated self-discovery. I would receive my degree and, to save something rare, I’d move to Nashville. 4 years, 3 cities and 2 countries later, on a rock in the middle of the ocean, he’d ask me to marry him. I know that the ring I wear on my finger is not materialistic nor trite. It is symbolic of something intangible, even ethereal. It stands for adventure, devotion, patience; elusive elements of any 2 humans’ bond. I look at my hand, I look at his face, I think of our 9 years together and I am amazed by our love. I think it couldn’t be real. It couldn’t be mine. But no. It is real. It is true. It is ours.

From Lauren Field DesignWe were privileged to work with Riley and Jack and to tell their honeymoon story in the Hill Country of Austin. Although both of them are well-traveled, their staycation was relaxing, simple, and fun. We wanted to capture the beauty of their authentic connection in a leisurely way as they spent time together around the property.

Photography: Kristin La Voie Photography | Styling: Lauren Field Design | Bride: Riley Blanks | Lodging: Camp Lucy | Men's Clothing: House Of St Clair | Pajamas: BHLDN | Restaurant: Tillies | Women's Clothing: Miranda Bennett

A Multicultural Farmhouse Wedding With A First Look That Brought The Groom To Tears!

For today’s Indian American wedding, the couple beautifully fused together their two cultures with a minimal farmhouse style wedding mixing in traditional Indian garb, but not with your typical brightly colored sari’s. Bride and groom tied the knot at The Farmhouse in a small Texas town with their closest friends and family, which led to an emotional day from the first look to their ‘I Do’s!’ Paige Vaughn Photo captured all the magic including the perfectly planned details by Unveiled Bliss and a stunning floral chandelier by Monica’s Brides. Take a peek below to see all of the love and all of the emotions!

From Paige Vaughn PhotoCaroline, originally from India, and Kyle, originally from the northeast, fused together their two cultures to have an epic Indian-American wedding just outside of Houston, Texas- one that combines the best of modern minimalism and farmhouse style with chic Indian traditions. 

For the year leading up to the wedding, Caroline and Kyle fought tirelessly to bring Caroline’s parents and brother to the U.S. but were faced with endless roadblocks because of American immigration policies. A few days before the wedding, the couple was overjoyed to find out they’d gotten a last-minute visa approved for the bride’s family.

With a planning process like that, it was no wonder why the day was so emotionally-charged.  Outside of the aesthetics of the wedding, my favorite moment was the heart-breakingly precious first look where Kyle broke down in tears.

The couple dressed in American wedding attire for their ceremony, while having the bridesmaids dress in traditional saris. During the reception, the vibe transformed as traditional Indian drummers and dancers paved the way for Caroline and Kyle to dance the night away in their Indian clothing (a stunning neural set – a juxtaposition to the typical bright Indian wedding clothing). The day was a perfect balance of elegance and fun – you’d never guess the party went down in a small Southern town.

As for how they met, Caroline and Kyle’s first date was in Houston, at a cozy restaurant and it entailed hours and hours of chatting and hitting it off. They liked each other so much that they decided to go for a run the very next morning – A RUN, I KNOW. If that isn’t a match made in heaven, I don’t know what is. Flash forward and these two decided to make it *official* on the banks of Lake Como in Italy.

Photography: Paige Vaughn Photo | Floral Design: Monica's Brides & Touch Of Glitz Flowers | Cake: SusieCakes | Hair and Makeup: Butter Artistry | Calligraphy: Inscribed By Carley | Entertainment: J A Entertainment | Transportation: Western Motorcoach | Banner: Ettie Kim Calligraphy + Design | Flatware: Swift + Company | Planning: Unveiled Bliss | The Farmhouse: The Farmhouse

You Just HAVE To See The Unique Details Of This Wedding….Especially How The Bride Walked Down The Aisle!

It’s all in the details….and the bride’s vision! This bride knew exactly what she wanted from floral accessories to a ‘no color’ color palette to a mirrored aisle, and May Carlson Fine Art Photography captured every bit of it perfectly! A Simple Taste of Elegance pieced together exactly what the bride envisioned for her magical wedding day, and Vintage Bouquet helped those dreams come true with a floral crown and cuffs – accessories that made this 18th century inspired garden party come to life! Check it out below, and take note of the brides TWO stunning gowns!

From the Bride…We met in late 2014, we both worked in the Cardiothoracic ICU. He is a critical care nurse and me, a Respiratory Therapist. I noticed him first, a nurse that took his job so very seriously and cares for his patients like he would his own mother. Our first date was at the Pearl Brewery in San Antonio, Texas. After two years of dating, we flew to Portland Maine to chase waterfalls and catch lobsters. On July 24th, 2017 we took a day-long waterfall tour. It was our last stop, Angel Falls. We hiked up the beautifully scenic Mountain Brook, crossed multiple mountain streams. When we made it to the top, we faced the set of plunging waterfalls and he proposed. It was intimate and very well planned.  We enjoyed our 2 and half year engagement with lots of traveling and lots of food. We married on March 7th, 2020. 

My Vision:
A Catherine the Great 18th Century Garden Party. An outdoor wedding with a String Quartet playing Classical Music was a must.

Color Palette:
I preferred to not have a “color palette” per se, I requested neutrals, I only wanted colors that naturally occur in nature. I had complete trust in my florist, she had the freedom to create as she pleased.

Style Vision:
ELEGANT TIMELESS GLAMOUR. My hope is when these photos resurface after many years, the style will not be affected by the passage of time.

Unique elements:
Mirror Aisle which was a custom creation. 8ft width x 40ft Length (my Victor Harper Couture Ceremony Gown was quite large).
Flower wall for our Ceremony and Mini Flower wall for our Cake table.
Floral baby’s breath Arm cuffs
Floral baby’s breath Halo inspired by Cicely Tyson
Milk glass centerpieces which I handpicked for each table, no duplicates. These were given away to family as gifts.
My Victor Harper Couture Ceremony Gown had 3 beautiful shades of brown tulle incorporated in the skirt.
String quartet for the Ceremony and Reception.

My favorite moment:
Walking down the mirror aisle to the sound of the String quartet. So many emotions!

Favorite crafted detail:
Mirror aisle/Floral wall/Arm cuffs – I can’t choose just one!

Blush Ranunculus, Soft Blue Tulips, Cherry Blossoms, Sweet Peas, Blush Garden Roses.

Ceremony- Victor Harper Couture – satin strapless mermaid gown with draped and jeweled bodice and jaw-dropping layered multi-colored tulle train. Reception- Marchesa Notte with 3D whimsical flowers and tulle overlay, minor alterations were made.

My Husband’s Aunt owns a Taiwanese bakery, she made us her famous mini pineapple cakes for our guests to take home!

A 3-layer Creme Brulee cake with white chocolate Brush Strokes for aesthetics.

Advice for Brides-to-Be’:
Start planning early! Do not compromise your vision! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE have a wedding planner, this is the only way you will be able to enjoy your big day with NO STRESS.

Photographer: May Carlson Fine Art Photography | Wedding Planner: A Simple Taste of Elegance | Florist: Ashley Mauricio-Flores | Wedding Dress: Victor Harper | Make up: Khalil & Co. Bridal Beauty | Hair: The Bella 29 Lounge Hair Salon | Ceremony Music: Terra Vista Strings | Floral Wall Designs: The Floral Standard | Reception Dress: Marchesa | Reception Music: Exodus Sound Company | Resort and Spa: Holiday Inn Express | Wedding Dress Alterations: Brides By Elizabeth

How to Make a Major Statement With Your Engagement Photos

Trying to figure out a way to make your engagement photos really pop!? Take note from this stunning couple who went bold with their attire – and the results are everythinggg. You might even recognize the handsome soon-to-be groom from today’s rooftop engagement session, Damontre Moore – pro football player for the San Francisco 49ers! Oh, and before you go, don’t forget to check out the full gallery photographed by Ivy Weddings!

From Ivy WeddingsTiara and Damontre are a power couple in every way! They are so in love and so much fun to be around, and their style and personalities shine. They are a dynamic duo dedicated to making a difference in the community, and between her role as the founder of a non-profit for young ladies and their empowerment, and his role as an NFL pro football player, they are doing just that. 

Their rooftop engagement session was the culmination of the vision and style of a leading team of female Black vendors, all hand selected by the bride and groom. Ivy, the founder of Ivy Weddings, captured the images and worked with Shantay of Expressions of Decor who brought the artistic and Spring-inspired florals to life for a stunning downtown Dallas session. Brans Artistry did Tiara’s hair and makeup, Yolanda Haley coordinated, and clothing styling was by celebrity fashion stylist Tiff the Zeta. We are in love with our stunning couple and their images! 

Photography: Ivy Weddings | Coordinator: Yolanda Haley | Floral Design: Expressions of Decor | Hair and Makeup: Brans Artistry | Celebrity Stylist: Tiff the Zeta

If You’re Looking for a Garden Oasis Hidden in a Bustling City, This Is Your Dream Venue!

“Romantic, graceful, delicate”… three perfect words by Spell Events to describe McGovern Centennial Gardens in Houston, Texas. Today’s styled shoot embraces the ethereal beauty of the property, complete with cascading blooms and sweet bud vases by Blush Floral Co. The Spring color scheme creates a beautiful juxtaposition against the subtle pops of Fall foliage peaking through the blooms. See all the magic unfold at the full gallery, captured by Marni Wishart Photography!

Tucked away in the bustling city, this garden oasis is a place where we can sit quietly and appreciate tranquility and beauty. Romantic. Graceful. Delicate. A romantic color palette is carefully chosen to reflect the beautiful spring season while a remnant of autumn makes an appearance through the dark red foliage to contrast. 

Each delicate arrangement is deliberately styled to communicate love in very unique ways. The cascading blooms that run down the table represent the love that connects two people, deepened through an ongoing commitment to appreciate differences and to growth. The bud vases that texturize the table represent the small details and gestures that matter most. 

Love is further highlighted through our models, both dancers, who were called from different parts of the world to one place: the Houston Ballet, where they share their passion for dancing and where they cultivate their love for one another through constant encouragement and laughter. With their graceful movement, each picture of them beautifully encapsulates the moments of joy of their growing love. Every aspect of this shoot: the colors, styling, and movement all work collaboratively to make a lasting impression.

Photography: Marni Wishart Photography | Floral Design: Blush Floral Co. | Wedding Dress: Belleame Bridal Houston | Cake: Becca Cakes | Ring: Uptown Diamond | Hair and Makeup: Adorne Artistry | Calligraphy: Yellow Rose Calligraphy | Wedding Venue: Mcgovern Centennial Gardens | Acrylic Invitation: Laser Cut Co | Linens: House Of Hough | Model: Mackenzie Richter | Model: Charles-Louis Yoshiyama | Model: Charles-Louis Yoshiyama | Model: Mackenzie Richter | Planning: Corley Spell | Rental: Aztec Events | Second Shooter: Piper Wishart | Table Rental: Bering's

Find Out Why the Prospect House in Austin, TX Is Our Favorite Venue for Modern Weddings

If you’re looking for a blank-slate wedding venue with the bones to make your wedding vision a reality – The Prospect House is your dream locale. For today’s wedding, the overall design goal was to create a romantic garden look but with minimalist lines”, and thanks to the talented team at Wild Sky Events – they achieved just that! Clementine Botanical Art’s organic blush blooms looked so romantic against the bright white walls of the reception space, while the boho lounge decor made for a major personality moment! Check out the full gallery to watch the magic unfold – all taken by Feather & Twine!

From Wild Sky EventsFor this wedding, our design goal was to create a romantic garden look but with minimalist lines. We love working with Clementine Botanical Art on our weddings because her whimsical and natural floral style is so gorgeous. She is able to create a garden look without it feeling messy! For weddings that want to go with a more minimalist look, we always like to add candles and other texture elements so the tables don’t feel empty. 

For this wedding, we brought our lovely modern clear taper candle holders as they add dimension to the tablescape design but are simple enough that they don’t draw too much attention. Carta Plena created a wonderful minimalist stationery set and for added texture, we went with Birch and Brass Rental’s organic china, natural fringe napkins, and our favorite white and gold flatware. 

For the ceremony, we had a custom chuppah frame built to add on to the existing structure at the venue. We draped the frame in a lovely loose cheesecloth and Clementine covered it head to toe in greenery. The focal point for the ceremony is the gorgeous hill country view so but focusing on a simple white frame and greenery the view retains guests’ attention. For extra details, we brought in a fun neon sign, funky minimalist boho lounge, polaroid selfie guest book station and a hanging seating chart installation.

Photography: Feather & Twine | Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven | Cake: Feathers & Frosting | Stationery: Carta Plena | Catering: Royal Fig Catering | DJ: DJ Nixx | Venue: Prospect House | Chuppah Frame: Mancino Iron Works | Floral: Clementine Botanical Art | Jumpsuit: Stone Cold Fox | Music: Terra Vista Strings | Planning & Design: Wild Sky Events | Rentals: Birch And Brass Rentals