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Whimsical & Romantic Barn Wedding Inspiration at The White Sparrow

If you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect white barn for your Big Day, look no further! The White Sparrow is such a gem of a spot and once you see the inspiration below from Laylee Emadi’s LEP Workshop, I have a feeling you’ll be adding this venue to your wish list. Laylee, along with Alexa Kay EventsOlive Grove Design and the entire vendor team created a delicate and whimsical blueprint graced with the loveliest palette. Feast your eyes below and here in the full gallery!

Two souls intertwined—a new beginning as two hearts become one. Nothing can compare to the bright and cheerful joy of young loves becoming husband and wife. This editorial captures the delight of of a budding love story: romantic and whimsical, yet delicate and refined.

The White Sparrow sets the stage for an elegant celebration, featuring a romantic head table with flickering candles, a whimsical centerpiece, and spring bud vases atop velvet linens. The gold-filigreed place settings elevate the design and complement the soft color palette.

Outside, a sweetheart table set for two. Amidst the lavender fields, the bride and groom can enjoy a private meal together, with minimalist place settings and warm-toned floral arrangements to bring the space to life.

Paper details, a gold-foiled cake, and loosely arranged greenery add thoughtful detail to the event… from delicate calligraphy script to a carefully arranged bouquet, each piece ties into the romantic feel of the couple’s celebration.

The bride and groom bring a joyful personality to the occasion: she, twirling in a fresh bridal look (from elegant gown to upswept hairstyle)… he, smiling from ear-to-ear. And of course, their sweet pup as witness to the celebratory occasion!

The happy couple dances across The White Sparrow’s floorboards, exuding joy with every glance at each other…. A young love as bright and cheerful as the spring season.

Photography: Lauren Marks Photography | Floral Design: Olive Grove Design | Cake: Bella Noel Bakery | Ring: Local Eclectic | Hair + Makeup: Brite Bar Beauty | Invitations & Calligraphy: Sarah Ann Design | Wedding Venue: The White Sparrow | Bride: Brailey Smith | Dress + Jewelry: Wed Bridal Boutique | Event Planner/Designer: Alexa Sharkey | Film Lab: PhotoVision Prints | Linens: AM Linen Rental | Rentals: Top Tier | Rentals: Warehouse Rose Events | Silk Ribbon: Oh Be Joyful | Veil: Kathryn Ann Bridal | Workshop Educator: Laylee Emadi Photography | Workshop Host: Laylee Emadi Photography

An Ethereal Garden Wedding at The White Sparrow Barn

The oh-so talented team at Moss Floral Design brought an ethereal garden scene indoors at The White Sparrow Barn – and the result was absolutely magical. Abundant greenery and a feminine color palette of soft pinks, blush and mauve danced across the barn’s blank canvas. The entire day planned by Ivory and Vine Event Co. was nothing short of a dream. Don’t miss a single moment of this enchanting affair at the full gallery of images captured perfectly by the always lovely, Stephanie Brazzle Photography.

From Stephanie Brazzle Photography… Ashley & Chad’s winter wedding was intimate, romantic and full of gorgeous details. Ashley and I began dreaming up her wedding with a palette of soft pinks, blush, muave and overflowing greenery, bringing an ethereal garden aesthetic to their stunning white barn venue, The White Sparrow.

The barn gave us an elegant, clean canvas to paint on, and we filled it with soft candlelight, french-inspired details like hand-monogrammed napkins for each member of the wedding party, and luxurious velvet textures. Moss Floral Design juxtaposed soft, refined garden roses with wild smilax, and added pops of deep pink, mauve and amber to contrast the bright, airy wood of the barn.

Ashley’s custom stationery suite designed by Scribbles and Swirls, incorporated a crest with French detailing, and nods to the anemone that were sprinkled throughout Ashley’s bridal bouquet and the arrangements that adorned the velvet-lined tables. Guests were nestled into the barn during a cozy, candle-filled ceremony, the barn doors open to let in the cool air and the sound of rain falling on the leaves outside.

After the ceremony, guests enjoyed jazz music, inspired by the couples love of New Orleans, and sipped champagne as we transformed the barn for moody, romantic dining. We wanted to evoke a feeling of closeness, denoted by the soft, plush linens, tall pillar candles and Southern comfort food; a stunning evening spent with close family and friends.

photographer : Stephanie Brazzle Photography | Floral Design: Moss Floral Design | wedding dress: Sareh Nouri | wedding dress : Arte Latica | stationery : Scribbles And Swirls | catering : Vestals Catering | entertainment : Le Force Entertainment | wedding venue : The White Sparrow | Planning: Ivory & Vine Event Co. | Rentals: Bella Acento | Rentals: Beautiful Event Rentals | hamu: Tracy Melton Artistry | jewerly : Shapiro Diamonds | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | robe: Lauren Leshansky | wedding : The White Sparrow

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Soft Texture Meets Moody Romance at The White Sparrow Barn

Some days we come across photos and designs that are so beautiful – we literally have to pinch ourselves to believe how lucky we are to do what we do everyday… today is one of those days. This inspiration shoot from Charla Storey Photography, with design by Chic & Pretty Events and floral by Wedfully Yours, has completely stolen our hearts. The artistic contrast between the bright, white barn against the romantic floral of warm hues is soooo stunning. The bride’s natural makeup look and blush Carola Hannah dress are a heavenly pair. Keep reading ‘till the end to see the most creative cake design EVER. We just can’t rave about this one enough, guys!


This shoot was a marriage of soft and gritty textures with a bit of moody romantic influence. White Sparrow is a stunning all-white barn with lots of natural light pouring through the windows. It was the perfect canvas for a monochromatic palette with contrast.

Charla Storey always has the most beautiful shoots, so we wanted her and the attendees to have a variety to capture. The tablescape had a variety of surfaces from the velvet covering and vellum menus to the stone treated pillar candles and charcoal flatware.

Many of us in this team have worked weddings at the White Sparrow but one of its new exciting aspects is the charming glass greenhouse surrounded by a field of lavender that recently opened up. We designed a suspension piece inside it that had an overgrown feel to it paired with a floor install having the same effect.

Linda from Wedfully Yours Floral did a stellar job and it turned out perfectly. Nestling a chair in the center for our bride was the most magical setting. She had a Carol Hannah blush colored bodice, skirt and veil that illuminated in that greenhouse.

A fun aspect of event designing is having interchangeable pieces that can double as another function. You’ve seen it before with ceremony backdrops doubling as head table backdrops. We took the centerpieces from the tablescape and created an entirely new portrait setting with a solid backdrop. Everyone loved how it turned out and we couldn’t have been happier with this collaboration.

Photographer: Charla Storey Photography | Event Design: Chic & Pretty Events | Florals: Wedfully Yours | Gown : Carol Hannah | Cake: XO Cakery | Hair and Makeup: Tracy Melton Artistry | Film Lab: Goodman Film Lab | Paper suite: Emily Mayne Studio | Rentals: Bella Acento | Table Top: Bella Acento | The White Sparrow Barn: The White Sparrow

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Two of the Best Days of Their Lives Unfolded in This Very Spot

There is something undeniably magical about White Sparrow Barn. It needs little adornment aside from its bright white interior with soaring ceilings and sparkling chandeliers. But when it’s all gussied up with the happiest yellow florals by Blushington Blooms (the Bride’s floral and event design company) and captured by Kayla Barker, it soars to new levels of magic.  Do you want to hear the sweetest part? Not only did this couple say “I Do” at the barn, they also got engaged at this very spot.

From the bride (Jayla of Blushington Blooms)… Jayla and Chris are high school sweethearts who have created beautiful lives and small businesses in the heart of Fort Worth, Texas. Chris and his brother, Eric build beautiful new homes and conduct custom home renovations throughout North Texas. Jayla and her now sister-in-law, Brandi have been boss ladies and creative directors of the luxury floral design company, Blushington Blooms for 3 years now.

Chris and Jayla are passionate about family, pursuing their passions, and loving people well. This sweet southern couple dated for five years before Chris popped the question in the stunning light-filled room they were to wed in 16 months later. Jayla recalls the ethereal white wash walls during the two happiest days of her life stating, “Standing there with him in both of those moments, I felt more joy than I have in my entire life”. Although the White Sparrow Barn is nothing short of a fairytale wedding venue in itself, the bride and the design team of Blushington Blooms curated the most romantic soiree with the bespoke floral and event design.

Before the ceremony, the bride and groom exchanged heart-felt gifts and letters. Chris gifted Jayla a leather binder full of photos and letters they had sent each other while dating long distance in college. He also surprised her with Kendra Scott Kalina Statement Earrings in Rose Gold, and the Mrs. Box she had been dreaming about for months! Jayla gifted Chris custom monogrammed rose gold cufflinks, a hand-made leather toiletry bag with his favorite bible verse embroidered inside, and a hand-made leather passport holder for all of the beautiful places they plan to travel together.

During the ceremony, the couple shared a foot washing ceremony to express their servitude for one another and unite the two in a sentimental way. In Jayla’s words, “This was a truly humbling experience and without a doubt my favorite part of our ceremony.”

The bride chose a neutral color palette of creams, golds, and blush tones to enhance the naturally simplistic feel that The White Sparrow Barn has to offer. She envisioned the organic and formal aesthetics colliding to create an elegant and timeless affair. The whimsical floral columns provided a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony, and later made the perfect frame for the 7-foot gray-washed sweetheart table that was hand-made by the groom in the days leading up to the wedding. Jayla and Chris sat at this custom farm table for the first time on their wedding day and it now serves as their dining room table in their home where they will make memories for years to come.

Some of the thoughtfully curated details of the reception included hand-dyed napkins created by Jayla and her sister-in-law and personalized menus adorned with a custom portrait of the White Sparrow Barn. This Texas wedding was full of unique details and artistic elements provided by the bride, groom, and loving family members.

Chris’ favorite part of the day, aside from marrying his best friend, was getting to drive away in a classic white car.

Photography: Kayla Barker Fine Art Photography | Cake: Whisk Until Sweet | Stationery: Minted | Shoes: Alex Marie | Jewelry: Kendra Scott Jewelry | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu | Catering: Abuelo's | Calligraphy: Welcome Sign | Calligraphy: The Brumby Nest | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Transportation: Designed 2 Perfection | Wedding Venue: The White Sparrow | Bride's Dress: Maggie Sottero | Day of Coordination: Treasured Heart Events | Event Design & Floral: Blushington Blooms | Hair and Make-Up: Natalia Issa Hair and Makeup Artistry | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Music/Lighting: Forerunner Entertainment | Other Signs: : Malila Designs | Ring Box: The Mrs Box | Silk Ribbon: Honey Silks And Company

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Two Beautiful Brides and a Lucky Groom

Joseph has a beautiful, seven-year-old daughter named, Lily, so when it came time to ask Jessica to join their family, he wanted to make sure Lily was included every step of the way. Not only was she an integral part of the proposal (read the cute story below!), Lily was also the “Junior Bride” at the wedding, complete with her own mini veil and a special daddy daughter dance at the reception. Joesph is one lucky guy with these two beauties, right!? This sweet act of love is a testament to just the kind of amazing people Joseph and Jessica are, so you better believe we are a pile of mush every time we look at Stephanie Brazzle‘s photos of their special day.

Jessica and Joseph were classmates in their high school health class, but their story didn’t really begin until about ten years later when they reconnected at a mutual friend’s birthday dinner.

For their one year anniversary, Joseph planned a trip to Waco, Texas, for a weekend getaway to Fixer Upper’s Harp House. After arriving at the Harp House, they FaceTimed Joseph’s seven-year-old daughter, Lily, to give her a tour of the beautiful home. At the end of the tour, Lily asked Joseph, “Daddy, are you ready?” He replied, “Yes,” and Lily then continued with, “Jessica, Daddy has something to ask you.” Joseph, down on one knee, said, “One year ago, I asked you to be my girlfriend, and today I am asking you to be my wife. Jessica Dickinson, will you marry me?”

Their anniversary weekend continued with a day trip to the Texas Reds Steak and Grape festival in Jessica’s hometown of Bryan, Texas, and a football game at her alma mater, Baylor University. 

The rustic elegant charm of The White Sparrow Barn in Quinlan, Texas, made it a dream venue for Jessica and Joseph’s wedding day. The beautiful country landscape and the whitewashed wood walls were what they pictured as the perfect backdrop for their wedding ceremony and reception. Slate blue accents, mauve florals, and gold details were used throughout the barn to complete their vision of a day filled with romance, simplicity, and love.

What made this day even more special was becoming a family of three. It was important to both Jessica and Joseph to have Lily feel included in their wedding journey. From food and cake tasting to a bridal luncheon with the ladies, Lily was a part of this very special time for this couple. As Jessica’s Junior Bride, Lily spent the day getting ready with the bride and bridesmaids and wore an ivory tulle and lace dress with her own veil. One of the most precious moments of the night was Joseph and Lily’s dance to Paul Simon’s “Father and Daughter.”

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Photography: Stephanie Brazzle Photography | Event Planning: Borrowed & Blue | Floral Design: Holly Viles | Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal | Cake: The Butterfly Cake Factory | Shoes: BHLDN | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Catering: Abuelo's | Hair + Makeup: Brittany Jones Hair And Makeup | Calligraphy: Pretty Post Calligraphy | DJ: Complete Weddings and Events - Ben Lewis | Groom's Attire: Perry Ellis | Venue: The White Sparrow | Banner: Goldie Design Co. | Bridal Boutique: Lulu's Bridal Boutique | Bride's Robe: BHLDN | Linen Rentals: AM Linen Rental | Programs: brittany hansen design | Rentals: Junk & Disorderly | Rentals: Beautiful Event Rentals

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What Does a Wedding Photographer Choose for Her Own Big Day Design?

This wedding photographer has seen it all, so when planning her own day she knew exactly what she wanted – bold, bright, beautiful color! Clearly it was a fabulous choice, because we know we’re not the only ones obsessing over the way her red shoes and vibrant bouquet by Everly Alaine Florals pop in Allen Tsai’s photographs. And then there’s that gold foiled and floral printed cake by Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery…See it and more by pressing play on the film by Peyton Anne Frank below!

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From the brideHow does a wedding photographer design her own wedding? Color! I love bright, gorgeous bouquets full of color. Reds and pinks photograph so beautifully, and navy has always been a bold classic. When I thought of my wedding day palette, I imagined it just this way – classy, bright, modern, yet timeless.

Some of my favorite details (besides everything) were my stunning headpiece from Patsy’s Bridal, which added drama and style to my look, as well as anything floral that came from Leslie at Everly Alaine Florals. These flowers literally took my breath away and the bouquets – just wow!

Piece of advice to all brides: Anyone that has gotten married knows how quickly your wedding day flies by. After photographing over 300 myself, I knew that building time into our wedding timeline was going to be the most crucial part of how the story of the day would be told. Everyone wants these beautiful photos on their wedding day, but what brides don’t realize is how much time that takes on a real wedding day. My biggest advice to everyone is to get your makeup done way early. You may think you want those getting ready photos, but the most crucial part of the day where all your friends and family are with you goes quickly – so use your time wisely when it comes to what you actually cherish! Build more than just one hour into formals time with your husband and bridal party if you want stunners.

My favorite part of our day was watching my now-husband take a deep breath before I walked up to him during our first look. Although I didn’t realize it happened at that moment, seeing it in our wedding video and in the photos was really priceless to me. We opted to combine some modern and traditional elements when doing a first look. We decided to say private vows during this time so it still felt very special and intimate. I think this is a great way to go for a bride that’s maybe more traditional however wants to ensure she has enough time for photos on her wedding day, especially during the winter when the sunshine goes down much earlier than desired.

Overall, if you love your vendors’ work – let them do what they do best. When you have a team that rocks, your day will rock as well. This way, you can let go and enjoy! I am so thankful for our team of incredibly talented artists for making our day unforgettably beautiful.

From the Everly Alaine FloralsI wanted the flowers to have a playful vibe with bold and bright colors. Anna’s favorite flowers are coral charms, so I made sure she had plenty. The flowers had pops of bright pinks, coral, and red to match her shoes and the Coca Cola bottles. I wanted the flowers to be as colorful as Anna, although I knew they would pale in comparison to her beauty. She had lots of garden roses, scabiosa in multiple shades, dahlia, and peony. The staircase greenery was 100% foraged greenery with tiny red berries, which were the perfect find for her color palette. Anna picked the most perfect palette with bold shades of pinks and reds to pair with the deep and dusty shades of blue. As a wedding photographer, she has seen it all and knew what colors looked good together but weren’t overdone.

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Photography: Allen Tsai Photography | Cinematography: Peyton Anne Frank | Event Styling: Silver Lining Events + Co. | Floral Design: Everly Alaine Florals | Wedding Dress: JLM Couture | Cake: Sugar Bee Sweets | Stationery: Bunny and Bear Paper | Jewelry: Patsy's Bridal | Hair + Makeup: Natalia Issa Hair and Makeup Artistry | DJ: Le Force Entertainment | Groom's Attire: Culwell & Son | Officiant: Love Notes | Venue: The White Sparrow | Bridal Boutique: Patsy's Bridal | Film Lab: Goodman Film Lab | Rentals: Posh Couture Rentals

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This Whitewashed Barn Guarantees a Picture Perfect Wedding

The White Sparrow just might be Texas’s most popular wedding venue of 2017, but a look at this cheerful wedding captured by Tenth + Grace will show you why. The lush green lawn, whitewashed interior, and ample natural lighting make it a dream space for any soiree! So get your Pin button ready – you’re going to love everything about this one!

From Tenth + Grace No one wants to see rain on their wedding, but nothing could dampen the joy this bride and groom felt throughout their big day. Landry and Kolton had planned to have an outdoor wedding ceremony, but the Texas weather had other plans. Fortunately, their wedding venue was the beautiful White Sparrow, and their indoor rain plan turned out to be absolutely gorgeous. And we were blessed with some beautiful sunshine later in the day! Everly Alaine Florals designed the most stunning bouquets for Landry and her bridesmaids – everyone at the wedding could not stop raving about them!

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Photography: Tenth & Grace | Floral Design: Everly Alaine Florals | Cake: Bittersweet Bakery | Invitations: Minted | Shoes: Dolce Vita | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Free People | Makeup: London Crews | Hair: Haylie Pollard | Wedding Venue: The White Sparrow

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This Editorial Will Have You Reminiscing on Summer Sunsets

If you’re anything like me, you’re not ready to let go of summer yet. If that’s the case, you must stop what you’re doing and spend the rest of your morning enjoying this  editorial session captured by Le Vie Photography. Cloud Creative Events curated a wedding inspired by the warm and inviting colors of a summer sunset with the help of a talented team of Texas vendors. See our favorite pics below plus bonus behind-the-scenes footage by Amori Photography.

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From Le Vie PhotographyIn this inspiration shoot, we truly believe we found heaven on Earth. We selected the beautiful White Sparrow venue located in the state of Texas. Our goal was to create images that showcased southern charm and created feelings of summer sunset romance. This vintage inspired venue is nestled in an open field surrounded by huge oak trees, giving you an intimate countryside feeling. As you are drawn closer, you’ll notice a dainty white barn with lush green grass surrounding it. The whimsical rustic displays in front and simple yet sweet tree swing in the field whisper to you: “Come and be a kid again.” Entering into the White Sparrow, you’ll be greeted by nothing but white. Elegant chandeliers are hung across the high ceilings of the open space. Natural light beams through the large overhead window panes coupled with white surfaces along the walls create a wonderful ethereal feeling that makes you wonder, “Am I in heaven?”

Our theme colors were inspired by a summer’s sunset on a beautiful day out in the country. For florals, we chose to focus on a design that has depth and movement. To create depth, we selected peach, cream, and blue colors with touches of dusty cappuccino. The blue taper candles with crystal holders and vintage china added to the color palette. This paired with crystal goblets, gold flatware, and beautiful florals conjured up feelings of a cozy summer soiree. For the cake, we wanted something simple yet subtly elegant and beautiful. We began with a classic buttercream and added a modern spin on texture by using white chocolate brush strokes along the front. To add to the finishing touch, we delicately laid florals and figs to help bring the brush strokes to the forefront of the design.

The soft and elegant invitation suite was designed with the beautiful fine art Bride in mind. A blend of loose calligraphy script, beautifully handcrafted venue and botanical sketches, and minute attention to details created a collection that is both elegant and beautiful. To complete this look and scene, we selected a dress that is long and flowy to evoke feelings of grace and kindness. This paired with a long cathedral veil created an ethereal sensation that will give butterflies in your tummy. And as a final touch, we added our “something blue” with a beautiful blue bottom heel by Betsey Johnson to complete the look. I hope you love and enjoy this inspiration shoot as much as we do! 

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Photography: Viet Le | Cinematography: Andrew Mori | Event Planning + Design: Cloud Creative Events | Floral Design: Venus and Co | Wedding Dress: Watters | Cake: Loft22 Cakes | Stationery: Sarah Ann Design | Rings: Shapiro Diamonds | Hair + Makeup: Q Makeup & Hair Artistry | Venue: The White Sparrow | Bridal Boutique: Lasting Bridal Couture of Addison | Female Model: Jamie Hellwege | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Furniture Rentals: Bleu Luxury Rentals | Male Model: Isdebaldo Herrera | Ring Box: The Mrs Box | Tablescape: Pretty Little Plates

A Whitewashed Barn + a Stunning Gown Are a Perfect Match

A whitewashed barn and a Hayley Paige gown are clearly a match made in wedding heaven. How gorgeous does this Bride look in the photos by Scissortail Stories and Mark Boatright of her rustic chic wedding at The White Sparrow? Between the beautiful Bride and the barn doors covered in greens, we could admire this gallery all day.

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From Scissortail StoriesThis gorgeous Southern wedding was like any good Texas fairytale, taking place on a muggy July afternoon in one of the most beautiful barns in the country. The breathtaking white-washed walls made a perfect backdrop for incredible greens, plums, and navy. Vendors like Poppy Lane Design, Oh Honey Paper Co., and the Cotton Smith helped make an incredibly gorgeous and fun day, while Hayley Paige, Wardrobe Menswear, and Lollie’s Beauty Bar made sure the Bride, Groom, and wedding party made everyone stop for a second look! The mixture of a muted cool palette on the white venue seemed to play a perfect symphony with the warm tones the Texas sun provided. The result was a Southern wedding like no other!

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Photography: Michael Weidemann | Floral Design: Poppy Lane Design | Wedding Dress: Hayley Paige | Cake: Whisk Until Sweet | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Watters | Catering: Abuelo's | Hair + Makeup: Paige Pipher & Sydney Boles | DJ: Jeff Clay | Groom's Attire: The Wardrobe Modern Menswear | Venue: The White Sparrow | Cotton Candy: The Cotton Smith | Flower Girl's Dress: BHLDN | Headband: Paris By Debra Moreland | Photography Assistance: Mark Boatright Photography | Signage + Stationery: Oh Honey Paper Co | Silk + Chiffon Ribbon: Angela Hadlock | Table + Yard Games: Junk & Disorderly

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How Fresh Greens took this Country Wedding to the Next Level

Greenery and garden blooms never disappoint but when paired with an elegant country wedding in Texas, they’re downright gorgeous. Set against a bright white barn, with climbing garland and fuchsia colored florals by The Southern Table plus a marbled dream cake by Sugar Bee Sweets, this insanely cute couple said “I Do”. And fun fact, all the farm tables so beautifully adorning the reception were handmade by the Bride’s family. Now that is dedication. See the full affair captured by Adria Lea Photography right here in the vault.

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From the Bride… Our story began back in High School (in Garland, TX), however we did not realize it at the time. We knew of each other, but our paths did not cross much. A few years passed after High School, and we ran across each other again during a birthday get-together on Lower Greenville in Dallas, TX. We dated a couple of times, but were geographically separated too much at the time to give it a serious try (Don was in the Air Force stationed at Wichita Falls, TX and Jennifer was living in Dallas, TX). Seven years later, we met up in Austin, TX (Jennifer came down with her girlfriend’s birthday and Don was living there). We both agreed that we needed to try dating seriously this time, and nearly every other weekend we were together in either Dallas or Austin for three years straight. We did everything together and made a lot of great memories. It was clear that the third time was a charm, and we had found the one that we had been looking for our whole lives (not knowing they had been there all along).

The proposal (07/02/2016) was surprise at the Harbor in Rockwall, with family on both sides prepped in secret (Don drew a map for family to park and hide safely out of view). We walked towards the movie theatre from the hotel and stopped in front of the fountain (Don took out some pennies and said, “Remember that one time we came here one of our first dates and tossed in coins for good luck? Jennifer said, “Yes I do.”). We then closed our eyes and made a wish and then tossed in the pennies (Don then turned to Jennifer and said, “Remember that one time we came here and I proposed to you?” He got down on one knee and said, “Will you marry me?” Jennifer covered her mouth in happiness and said “Yes!”). All the family them came running out of hiding sharing their congratulations.

The wedding day was the perfect family country wedding. It was exactly how we imagined, from the beginning to the end. It was such a blessing to have friends and family travel from near and far to be with us on that special day. Jennifer’s family did a remarkable job on custom building all the picnic style tables that were used for the reception (countless hours by the whole family). The First Look was one of the most emotional moments of the day, leaving both the Bride and Groom in unbearable anticipation. When we both saw each other, our hearts were full of love. Don was simply in awe of Jennifer. The ceremony was held outside in the most perfect day; we could not have asked for better weather. Don lost it when Jennifer came down the aisle to “A Thousand Years” in string quartet. The reception was full of laughter and good times with karaoke and dancing. The exit was lit with sparklers and well wishes as we waived good bye to all our loved ones. The perfect day, the perfect couple.

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Photographer: Adria Lea Photography | Florist: Max Owens Design | Cake: Sugar Bee Sweets | Bride's Shoes: Aldo | Jewelry: Jared | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Nordstrom | Caterer: Soulman's BBQ | Makeup Artist: Shilpa Koshky | DJ: James Corona | Transportation: Allpoints Corporate Express | Venue: The White Sparrow | Dress Designer: Pallas Couture | Menswear: Custom made by Vu's Tailor

A Wedding Editorial Inspired by Shades of the Sun

I’m a tad bit reluctant to admit just how many hours I spent poring over these images by Ivory+Bliss. But can you even blame me? It’s springtime wedding inspiration at its finest, with Tristan Needham Design and Bows + Arrows playing off all the shades of the warm Texas sun. Think buttery yellows, coral poppies, and soft tones of tangerine brought together for photo gallery you’ll never want to leave.

From Ivory+BlissEver since I came across The White Sparrow Barn, it was on my heart to create an editorial there. Between the natural light on the inside of the barn, to the expansive surrounding property, The White Sparrow Barn is nothing short of a film photographer’s dream.

Earlier in the year, I connected with Tristan Needham at a photography workshop and I just knew she was the one for the job. The palette – inspired by the warm Texas sun can be found in each element chosen for the editorial. Buttery yellow, and coral poppies, mixed with the soft and edible tones of tangerines – added just the right amount of color and subtle European romanticism we were looking for. All of the vendors we collaborated with for this editorial truly poured their heart into it, and to us, it shows.


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Photography: Ivory+Bliss | Design + Styling: Tristan Needham Design | Wedding Dress: Saint Isabel Bridal | Cake: 2tarts Bakery | Rings: Susie Saltzman | Venue: The White Sparrow | Floral: Bows and Arrows | MUAH: Hair+Makeup by Haley Ann | Modeling Agency: Kim Dawson | Paper Goods: Graceline Art | Rentals: Bella Acento

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Garden of Eden Inspired Shoot Ending in a Real Surprise Proposal

At the end of each day, I like to acknowledge or jot down a few things that made me smile. On the top of that list today will surely be this slice of garden-inspired goodness from Ivory & Vine Event Co., which ended in THE sweetest real surprise proposal. Fellow wedding lovers, there’s even a video documenting it below!—be sure not to miss it after you peruse all of the lovely captured by Ellen Ashton. P.S. Get a load of those Sarah Seven dresses, dreamy right?

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From Ivory & Vine Event Co.This shoot was inspired by the Garden of Eden. We wanted to create an intimate wedding scene surrounded by elements of lush floral, greenery and vibrant pops of color to bring the Garden of Eden to life. The White Sparrow Barn made an incredible backdrop, surrounding us with stunning white walls and a grand space to set the stage.

The vibrant, spring color palette of deep berries, pinks, blush and creams helped to add so much color to the neutral walls of the White Sparrow. Kate Foley Designs created an amazing installation of floral and greenery, climbing the walls of the White Sparrow and evoking the feeling of a lush, hidden garden. From the bridal bouquet to the centerpieces, each element was designed with the intention of elevating natural elements into something elegant.

A few weeks into planning the editorial shoot with our model couple, the “groom” reached out to me asking if I would help plan his girlfriend’s proposal at the end of the shoot. He knew she loved The White Sparrow barn and that she would be getting her hair and makeup done specially for the shoot, and decided that it would be a great opportunity to ask for her hand.

We decided to split the shoot in two different sections, the wedding section and the “day after” portraits which have become popular among many couples. During the day-after section, as the models stood in the center of the room, Jaden got down on one knee and proposed. We opened the barn doors to reveal all of Havyn’s best friends standing there with balloons. She was absolutely stunning as she said “yes” to her future groom!

Ellen Ashton did such an amazing job of not only capturing the intricate details of the shoot, but the emotions of the day as well. Her aesthetic eye helped to bring an entirely different perspective into the space, capturing each intimate moment.

Pink Champagne Paper created a gorgeous stationery suite, with so many fun elements. From the custom map of the White Sparrow hand-drawn on textured paper, to the wax seals and barn drawing, each stationery element helped to tie the concept of the piece together.

We were thrilled to showcase two stunning Sarah Seven gowns. For the wedding portion of the shoot, our model wore the Carlisle gown by Sarah Seven. This piece gave a nod to the Garden of Eden concept through it’s illusion lace detailing and floral pattern design. During the day-after section and real proposal moment, our model adorned a buttery-yellow Sarah Seven slip dress, full of movement.

Whisk Until Sweet provided an incredible cake adorned with fresh floral, dripping chocolate and fruit accents to tie in our concept. This two-tiered beauty was simple, but full of so many fun details.

Each moment of this shoot was so truly unique. This team of vendors put so much thought and care into every detail not only to elevate the design, but to give our couple one of the most memorable days of their lives. It was truly an honor to plan something so beautiful for this couple!

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Photography: Ellen Ashton Photography | Floral Design: Kate Foley Designs | Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven | Cake: Whisk Until Sweet | Stationery: Pink Champagne Paper | Jewelry: Trumpet & Horn | Suit: The Black Tux | Wedding Venue: The White Sparrow | Dress Boutique: a&be bridal shop | Hair and Makeup Artist: Meg B | Planning and Design: Ivory & Vine Event Co. | Rentals: Rent My Dust | Ribbon: Bellame Ribbon

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A Modern, Minimalist Barn Wedding

Let me just say, this isn’t your average barn wedding. It’s a rustic, Texas-set celebration that took a “less is more approach” for a minimalist look we absolutely love. Their venue, an all-white barn with stunning windows and natural light galore, was pretty much a photographer’s dream and you can see the results from the lens of Jessica Gold.

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From the Bride…When we started planning our wedding, I knew we wanted an organic, natural and simplistic theme. We found the White Sparrow Barn and it was everything I imagined and more. Having the all-white background made the decoration process easy. It was like having a blank canvas. Not only did we go with the natural style we originally wanted, but minimal decoration was needed with a venue that gorgeous. We decided to go with neutral colors – light grey for the bridesmaids and charcoal for the groomsmen. Color was minimal with pops of pinks, wine red, and gold in the florals and of course, lots of greenery.

My favorite moment from the day was hands down our first look! We went back and forth whether being traditional or doing a first look was right for us and for our day. Looking back, we are both so glad we decided to share a first look. There is something so intimate and special with the first time you see each other on the wedding day; we wanted to have that moment just be the two of us. And I mean come on- first look’s make STUNNING pictures! We were able to have some time together before the ceremony to see each other, share happy tears, read through our vows and calm each other’s nerves. When we shared with others about our first look plans, we got the response of ‘isn’t that going to ruin the moment when you walk down the aisle?’ It totally doesn’t! In fact, it made the remainder of the evening all the more better. First looks aren’t for everyone but they are totally worth thinking about!

The most important thing we wanted for our wedding was just to enjoy the day and have time to spend together. While planning, so many people told me ‘you won’t even have time to eat your cake’ or ‘you’ll be talking to your guests instead of enjoying yourself.’ I didn’t want this! My husband and I set our priorities for our wedding day ahead of time, which turned out to be really beneficial. Our main priority was to meet with our guests at the very beginning of the reception so we could spend the remainder of the night on the dance floor with our friends and family. Our day was exactly what we made it and we wouldn’t have done it any other way.

My advice for the future bride is three things. 1. Trust your vendors. Choose vendors that match your style and let them do their part of the work! 2. Ask questions. Planning a wedding is hard work! Ask your vendors questions, even if it doesn’t pertain to their specialty. My photographer, Jessica, introduced me to vendors, helped plan the timeline of our wedding day, and joyfully answered countless emails about general wedding day questions. 3. ENJOY YOUR WEDDING DAY. Once your day hits, take a deep breath and know that everything is going to run smoothly. Spend time with your family, friends and most importantly, your husband. When you look back, you are only going to remember the sweet moments, the happy tears, the fun and the joy of a new marriage.

Photography: Jessica Gold Photography | Event Planning: A Number of Things | Floral Design: Oh Deery Floral | Wedding Dress: JLM Couture, Inc | Cake: Jar Cakery | Invitations: tied & two | Bride's Shoes: Betsey Johnson | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Alfred Angelo | Hair + Makeup: Beauty And The Blush | Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Venue: The White Sparrow

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A Mega Chic Black Tie Wedding in a Barn

If you thought a black tie affair was something to special all on its own, just wait until you see how said celebration becomes even more spectacular when the venue just so happens to be a barn in the middle of Texas. It’s rustic meets regal and Becca Lea has captured it all to share. From the Bride’s one-of-a-kind wedding gown, to the elegant outdoor ceremony, to the bright indoor reception, we’ve got it all in The Vault!

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From the Bride… Being from Texas, I couldn’t have thought of a more perfect place to get married then a barn out in the open country. I looked at a few venues before this one but nothing quite struck my eye like the White Sparrow Barn. The whimsical feel that the natural wood floors and whitewashed walls made it impossible for both my husband and I to turn down. I knew the open field surrounded by oak trees would give me the nature driven ceremony that I had imagined and the rustic details of the barn would promise me a fairytale reception.

I wanted my flowers to stand out so with the help of Lindsey, my planner, I chose to use a pop of black in my arrangements as a way to make the event unique and add some formality to it. Our flowers were a garden style mix of silver dollar eucalyptus, cafe au last dahlias, burgundy ranunculus, white anemones, and patience garden roses. Frou Frou chic ribbon was added onto my bouquet for a more romantic touch. The head table was lined with mixed greens and pops of big blooms. I wanted each floral piece to contain loose greens with big blooms because I knew it would accent the beautiful ceremony space.

My dress I knew had to be one of a kind. I shopped for months to find something unique enough to stand out to me. After multiple trips to different bridal stores I fell into the arms of the Bridal Boutique in Lewisville, TX. The dress was featured in the store and my eyes were immediately drawn to the unique lace. There was something bold yet timeless about it and I knew it was the one before I even had the chance to put it on. On top of that I knew the dress was made by the stores private line therefore it wasn’t going to be accessible to many making it even more special.

The day of the wedding was everything Rhett and I could have imagined and more. We couldn’t have asked for things to go more perfect than they did. We wanted our guests to feel our love and have the best night of their lives and we think we did just that. It was a dream come true.

Photography: Becca Lea Photography | Cinematography: When It Clicks | Floral Design: Something Pretty Floral | Wedding Dress: Bridal Boutique Of Lewisville | Cake: Tastefully Yours Cakes | Invitations: Minted | Hair & Makeup: The Styling Stewardess | Wedding Venue: The White Sparrow | Dress Boutique: Bridal Boutique Of Lewisville | Event Planner + Stylist: Lindsey Brunk | Place Card + Calligraphy: Cleggraphy Designs | Tables + Coffee Bar: The Olive Bench

A Chance Encounter Inspired This Bright, Boho Editorial

When Events by Jade encountered a beautiful stranger in a coffee shop, she was immediately struck by the woman’s bohemian, eclectic, whimsical and romantic style. She began wondering, “If I were to design this stranger’s wedding, what would it look like?” With The Vault full of bright, gorgeous photos from Rachel Elaine Photography, that question was answered.


From Events by JadeThe Texas girl in me finds something extraordinary about the combination of a crisp white barn in a setting of vibrant colors. The White Sparrow Barn shines on it’s own, so adding to this radiant space for such an enchanting event was easy. My intent was to create a lovely masterpiece that would bring into focus the beauty of the moment, and when you take a closer look you are in awe of every fine detail.

One day, not too long ago, I met a beautiful woman in a coffee shop. I would describe her style as bohemian and eclectic, with a touch of whimsical romance. We only spoke for about 2 minutes, a fleeting conversation, but she left a lasting impression. There was something very special about her that struck a chord inside my soul. Unbeknownst to her, in those two minutes she inspired me. If I were to create a wedding for her, it would be very similar to the pictures you see today. My goal was to design her a bohemian inspirited wedding with a fresh interpretation.

Rachel from Rachel Elaine Photography and I immediately agreed we wanted eye-catching hues to contrast with the white washed walls of The White Sparrow. Using a color palette of pinks, greens, oranges, and blues opened up a bright infusion of summer. R Love Floral Design used organic, natural flowers and foliage to embody this inspiration.

It was very important to me to fuse both the nature of the surroundings and the additional pieces into a cohesively effortless space. I used a tree on the property to hang a dream catcher seating chart, the vibrant green-grassed space that was made to be sat in, and a tree swing that was calling to be transformed into a cake stand. Clean, simple, native, yet elegant.

I fell in love with the idea of having a loaf of bread on the tables, representing “breaking bread” among friends and family. The word “bohemian” immediately makes me think of a more relaxed and informal sitting, and with that in mind we used a low table for the dessert displays all made by Amuse Bake Shop. I visualized friends and family informally surrounded around the table sharing stories of the bride and groom.

The true beauty in what I do is the friendships I form along the way. Each event is a way for me to take the traits that make my clients truly unique and extraordinary, and create a sitting that expresses all of those attributes for them to enjoy. I had the privilege of working with some of the best in the industry on this shoot. I hope you love these pictures as much as I do.

Photography: Rachel Elaine Photography | Event Design + Styling: Jade Batangan | Floral Design: R Love Floral | Wedding Dress: Berta | Cake: Crème De La Crème | Invitations: LaneLove Design | Makeup: BA Beauty | Hair: Styling By Macey | Venue: The White Sparrow | Bridal Boutique: Bridal Boutique Of Lewisville | Bridesmaids' Dress: Beside The Bride | Desserts: Amuse Bake Shop | Female Model- Bride: Jessie Turner | Female Model- Bridesmaid: Hannah Hamlin | Linen Rentals: AM Linen Rental | Male Model- Groom: Will Clark | Photo Bus: The Photobus DFW | Rentals: Gold Dust Vintage Rentals | Ribbons: Bellame Ribbon | Rugs: Store House No.7

White Dress, Red Lip, Bright Blooms? We’ve Got It All!

I have this thing for white barns and this shoot right here is fulfilling every one of those fantasies. Add in the bright florals and a delicious looking jalapeno blood orange margarita and we’re good to go. Birds Of A Feather and The Southern Table created this magic, with help from Bella Acento and Sugar Bee Sweets and we’ll be forever in their debt after going through Jess Barfield’s pics over and over and over again – all in our Vault here!

From The Southern TableThis vibrant and colorful inspiration shoot was brought together to showcase this gorgeous white space venue, The White Sparrow. With the artful eye of Wendy Kay of Birds of a Feather Events, this collective of vendors perfectly showcased this dreamy space while focusing the design on vibrant colors and romantic details.
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Photography: Jess Barfield Photography | Event Design + Styling: Birds Of A Feather Events | Event Styling: Max Owens Design | Floral Design: Max Owens Design | Wedding Gown: Watters | Cake: Sugar Bee Sweets | Make Up + Hair: Natalia Issa Hair and Makeup Artistry | Calligraphy: Harts And Quills | Venue: The White Sparrow | Modeling Agency: Callidus Agency | Rentals: Bella Acento

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Ethereal Emerald Inspired Wedding Inspiration

In the event that you didn’t wear a pinch of green today, fear not little lads and ladies because Charla Storey Photography has got you covered. See this emerald green Mrs. Box? It’s as good as gold (at the end of a rainbow of course), and this gallery? Enough to make Saint Patrick green with envy. Thanks to Bella Accento rentals and lovely details it’s the type of pretty you’ll want to pin. See it all in The Vault!

From Charla Storey PhotographyOur Late Summer Floral Workshop took place in the breathtaking White Sparrow Barn in the peaceful north Texas countryside. We knew that this gorgeous space, with its beautiful white washed interior, stunning natural lighting, and tall arched ceilings would be an inspirational setting to learn and play with the gorgeous floral.

This one-day floral intensive was centered around designing with a natural, garden-style aesthetic. Instruction and discussion focused on creating movement and depth within a large compote arrangement using classic floral frogs. After a design demonstration by Maxine Owens of The Southern Table, each attendee chose a vase of copper and mixed metal and was able to create their own design from a spectacular assortment of both locally and globally sourced blooms and greens. Inspired by the vibrant colors of late summer sunsets, we chose floral in warm rich tones of coral, orange, pinks and plums. Each student worked individually with with photographer Charla Storey, to style and shoot their arrangements. After lunch and a Q&A of floral business life, the group collaborated with their designs to put together a head table inspiration with gorgeous rentals from Bella Accento. The class also built a simple yet striking ceremony space inspiration using layers of hops vine while discussing tips and techniques for creating successful inspirational shoots. In beautiful Watters gowns, hair and makeup by Beauty and The Blush, our model posed with a bouquet by Maxine, bringing the tablescape and ceremony backdrop to life.

While Charla continued to capture images of the collaboration, the group toasted the day with sips and bites. The day was filled with learning and laughter and produced an lovely display of floral magic. Coming together over a passion for design and flowers is something we love to do! This day was so wonderful. We can’t wait to design and host another workshop adventure!

Photography: Charla Storey Photography | Floral Design: Max Owens Design | Wedding Dress: Watters | Jewelry: Shapiro Diamonds | Hair + Makeup: Beauty And The Blush | Venue: The White Sparrow Barn | Model: Gabbie A., Callidus Agency | Rentals: Bella Acento | Ribbon: Silk & Willow

Ethereal + Elegant Wedding Inspiration at The White Sparrow Barn

Can someone please pinch me, because I’m pretty much convinced that this gallery a la Jessica Gold Photography has got to be a dream (it’s just that good!). From the soft pairing of dreamy whites with elegant details, this inspiration is sure to be the ultimate browse. A romantic yet understated vision that is perfectly translated, we invite you to witness every darling detail in THE VAULT!

From Jessica Gold PhotographyAfter discovering our mutual love for the White Sparrow, it didn’t take long for us to become absolutely inspired. When we dreamed of this project, we wanted to incorporate the subtle beauty of the barn into the overall vision. We wanted to embrace the barn’s romance, and simplistic appeal. We drew inspiration from the venue’s dreamy whites and adorned the table with a subtle color palette, romantic, lush florals, and simple yet personal place settings. We love the personalized name plates created by Wondrous Whimsy, and their unique touch. Our vision was to create a scene that was romantic yet understated, focusing on beauty of the venue and it’s beautiful outdoor space as well. We chose details that played well with the location, such as the gorgeous greenery arc created by Oh Deery Floral which provided a lovely frame for our tablescape and couple. As for our bride, we love her flowing blush gown, and the color contrast it creates between our lady and the white background of the venue. Along with her hair adornment from BHLDN, her elegant beauty resembles the overall vision.

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Photography: Jessica Gold Photography | Floral Design: Oh Deery Floral | Invitations: Wondrous Whimsy | Hair + Makeup: Beauty And The Blush | Venue: The White Sparrow | Event Planning + Styling: The Daily Romantics | Rentals: Propmaker Event Rentals | Table Settings: Anthropologie

Festive Barn Wedding Inspiration

You know what every Christmas Eve deserves? A festive bouquet like this one designed by Lovely Leaves Floral, red calligraphy invites like these and of course, a gold-topped cake like this one. Just three things I love about this slice of inspiration from Emilie Anne Photography—and there’s more in THE VAULT!

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From Lovely Leaves FloralOur goal for this shoot was to create something romantic and modern. The White Sparrow Barn was the prefect venue with the contemporary white walls and the sliding barn doors accented with black hardware. We wanted our main focus to be on the stunning barn with pops of whimsical hues and gold tones. The florals added the perfect mix of color and textures to compliment the blank canvas the barn provides.

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Photography: Emilie Anne Photography | Coordination: VIVID Events | Floral Design: Lovely Leaves | Wedding Dress: Georgio's Bridal | Cake: Lily's Cakes | Hair And Makeup: Stephanie Nelson Makeup & Hair | Calligraphy: Wondrous Whimsy | Venue: The White Sparrow | Model: Weston Richey | Rentals: Confetti Rentals

Organic Minimalism Wedding Inspiration at The White Sparrow

Do you think the lovely folks at The White Sparrow would notice if I moved in? I’m aching to get my hands on this beautiful blank canvas, home to this stunningly simple, yet stop-in-your-tracks gorgeous shoot captured by Chelsea Q. White. With rustic, elegant pieces and fresh blooms by Stems of Dallas, it’s a minimalist’s dream come true and these pics in our VAULT will be favorites for a long time coming.

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From Chelsea Q. White Photography…. This wedding editorial took place at the White Sparrow barn, a rustic minimalist dream of a venue. The renovated barn features whitewashed floors, walls and ceilings while chandeliers made of antlers dot the overhead. The hints of blue peeking from the bride’s Carol Hannah dress served as the centerpiece to the shoot, especially when topped with the gorgeous lace cathedral veil. Not too fussy but still elegant, the minimal design speaks for itself. The greenery and blooms from Stems of Dallas tied the minimal backdrop and organic place settings together perfectly.

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Photography: Chelsea Q. White Photography | Floral Design: Stems Of Dallas | Hair + Makeup: Brittany Jones Hair And Makeup | Venue: The White Sparrow | Film Processing: The Find Lab | Mentor Photographer: Lauren Peele | Model: Callidus Agency | Paper Goods: The Romance Between | Stylist: Lindsey Brunk | Wedding Dress + Veil: Carol Hannah