Bohemian Chic Wedding at Camp Lucy

Hillary and Tanner met through a mutual friend–on the phone. They talked for four months before they ever even met in person! The two fell in love, and dated for three years before Tanner proposed, surrounded by family and friends on Hillary’s birthday.

The couple got to work planning their perfect wedding. The venue at Camp Lucy in Dripping Springs, TX, was perfect for their “Bohemian Chic” theme. With a moody color palette in blush, sage, burgundy, navy, and gold, it was sure to be a glamorous evening.

Racheal Bumbolo at Smock Design created their invitation suite, setting the tone for the wedding weekend. Hillary’s beautiful lace accented gown by Bliss by Monique Lhullier, from Nordstrom Bridal Suite, was gorgeously complemented by navy bridesmaids dresses by Show Me Your Mumu. The girls looks were completed with makeup by Lola Beauty ATX.

Whim Hospitality took Hillary and Tanner’s vision and theme, and designed the perfect florals, with stunning and unique flower types, creating a bohemian fall wonderland with an arch for the ceremony, and tall sculptural arrangements at the reception. Rachel L’Antigua photographed the day, and ByDesign Films captured every moment on video.

Most important to Hillary and Tanner–more so than the theme or the setting–was being surrounded by friends and family. Hillary says “After my dad’s death, my only wish was for everyone to be in the same room, happy and celebrating. Our wedding was the exact image of my wish.” Hillary felt the wedding was a beautiful celebration of her father’s life.

Hillary’s favorite moment of the wedding was seeing Tanner so happy at the end of the aisle, and knowing they would be interlaced forever. She was walked down the aisle by her brother, Harry Jr., whom she had only found out about the day before her father’s funeral. After the initial flood of emotions, Hillary and her brother quickly bonded and caught up on all the time they missed, and she felt blessed to be able to include him in such a special way. She said “God and my dad were smiling on our marriage.”

Guests danced the night away with music played by the Walton Stout Band, and lighting that helped set the ambiance of the space was provided by Intelligent Lighting Design. My Event is The Bomb was there with a photo booth to capture memories for all of Hillary and Tanner’s guests. Their cakes were made by Sweet Treats Bakery.

Hillary’s advice to other couples planning their weddings is “Don’t count down the days, plan every day exactly what you need to but don’t overdo it too quickly. There is time for everything to be planned, don’t stress. Enjoy being engaged because it is a great journey!” What great advice, Hillary!

Congratulations to Hillary and Tanner!

 

Rustic Elegant Wedding at The Venue at Waterstone

Amy met Ian on Match.com, after some friends encouraged her to sign up. They were both convinced it was a waste of time, until they found each other in January 2016. They were married two years later!

When Ian proposed, he took Amy to her best friend’s painting studio. Behind her blank canvas was a hand-painted sign that said “Will You Marry Me?” Amy said that even though she had a hunch he was going to propose, it was so special to her, especially to have her best friend there for such an important occasion.

Then the two were ready to start planning their dream wedding! Amy knew she wanted a rustic theme that would combine her love of horses and the outdoors with Ian’s work as a police officer. After meeting with vendors and finding her perfect Madison James dress, the theme evolved into “Rustic Elegance.” The Venue at Waterstone was the perfect location.

The color navy blue was a main theme throughout the wedding, complemented by stunning floral from Freesia in shades of purple, green, and blush. Sable and Gray created the perfect invitations to set the tone for the evening.

One of Amy’s favorite parts of the day was getting ready with her best friends, and the amazing hair and makeup artist, Anita Brown, from Elan Makeup. Amy loved having her two oldest friends as bridesmaids, and their daughters as flower girls.

Brown-Eyed Girls Acapella Quartet provided beautiful prelude music for the ceremony. Le Force Entertainment kept the party going with Amy and Ian’s favorite songs for the reception, as well as lighting to pinpoint their tables and accent the room.  Valentina Vladi Photography captured the night perfectly.


Tastefully Yours catered the dinner, and Amy and Ian had a beautiful cake from Delicious Cakes. Instead of a groom’s cake, they had a donut bar! (We love this idea!) 


Family is important to Amy and Ian, so having her Uncle Bob perform the wedding ceremony was meaningful to both of them. Another priceless family moment Amy recalled was her brother’s toast: “My brother’s toast made my day…maybe even my year…Everyone in the room that has been a part of my life since I was a child remembered the stories he told and was laughing hysterically.”

In reflecting on her wedding, Amy has some advice for future brides: “Everything will work out and it will be fine, don’t stress. It’s just one day!” After all, she said, “The best part of being married is being able to start a life with someone I love.” We wish Amy and Ian all the best in their life together!

Congratulations to the happy couple!

 

Winter Wedding Fashion Trends

Winter is an incredibly popular season for people to get married, but sometimes colors are hard to decide. What are winter colors? Can you use bright colors in winter or do they have to be dark? Winter is not always a snowy wonderland here in Texas, so winter wedding trends change each year. After looking through some current trends, we came across some style inspiration that is sure to make your wedding pop! For the men, visit The Black Tux for your suit and tuxedo needs. And for the ladies, check out Azazie for your bridesmaid dresses! They both have options for any color palette you might be looking for! Here are some of our favorites for this winter season.

 Navy and Marsala: 
Marsala was the Pantone color of the year in 2015 and has continued to be a favorite through the years. Marsala is a red/burgundy color that goes well with many colors as shown on Pantone’s website. This winter however, navy is the color that pairs with it perfectly. Red and blue are seen together frequently but these rich colors break the traditional combination. Marsala bridesmaids’ dresses and navy tuxedos are sure to be a showstopper.

Olive and Black:
Olive and black are a very natural combination. They have an organic vibe with an elegant presentation to mix trends. Olive is a medium toned grey-green that is subtle but impactful. Black has a distinct contrast to make the olive pop. The use of a dark neutral such as black, allows the accompanying colors to be the star. This color combination can be used throughout the year but has a wintery undertone. Your wedding will leave people wanting more with this gorgeous color combo!

Plum and Grey:
Plum and grey is a color combination that is not seen very often which makes it trendy. This color combination is a bit against the norm but, will really set you apart from other weddings this winter. Many people think that having a holiday color scheme is the only way to make a wedding seasonally appropriate, but we say break down those walls! Have the colors that you want at your wedding and make your winter wedding dreams come true.Don’t forget to like, comment, and share! We would love to hear your feedback on your favorite winter wedding trends for this year!

Natural Wedding at Trinity River Audubon Center

“I paid $217 for a husband. What a deal!” Alexis says, jokingly as she tells us how she met Nick on eHarmony  a little over three years ago.dallas_wedding_planner_0279dallas_wedding_planner_0280Shortly after dating for only a year and a half Nick knew Alexis was the one. He planned the proposal at his ranch on Easter day of 2015. Nick told Alexis that he had only gotten her one gift in her Easter basket. It was an engagement ring to which she said YES!

dallas_wedding_planner_0282All while enjoying their engagement the couple planned a beautiful wedding. Guests’ were invited to witness the couple exchange vows at their afternoon wedding that was held at St. Edwards Catholic Church with simple stationary suites created by Wedding Paper Divas.dallas_wedding_planner_0287dallas_wedding_planner_0283Alexis bridesmaids helped her make her debut down the aisle while dressed in beautiful gowns from J.Crew and Weddington Way.dallas_wedding_planner_0285dallas_wedding_planner_0289Of course Alexis looked absolutely stunning as well in her Justin Alexander bridal gown from The Perfect Bride. All of the ladies looked stunning with the assistance of Maitee Miles-Hair & Makeup and Drybar-Northpark.dallas_wedding_planner_0284 After saying “I Do!” family and friends helped the newlyweds celebrate their marriage at the naturally beautiful Trinity River Audubon Center (TRAC). The venue provided beautiful scenery and photo ops for the couple.dallas_wedding_planner_0286dallas_wedding_planner_0290dallas_wedding_planner_0291Flowers from DIRT popped against the celadon and navy linens from POSH. Also DIRT’s use of wood and metallic containers really helped bring the natural but elegant feeling both Alexis and Nick wanted for their wedding.dallas_wedding_planner_0288 dallas_wedding_planner_0292Guests’ had a grand time as they danced the night away to a great mix of music being spun by DJ Nathan of DJ Connection. They enjoyed cocktails and delicious food prepared by Bolsa Mercado, and took some fun pictures in the photo booth by KUVAgram.dallas_wedding_planner_0293

dallas_wedding_planner_0296The ladies of Honey & Salt Photography were there to beautifully capture all of these moments of love, happiness, and fun for a lifetime of memories.dallas_wedding_planner_0295 dallas_wedding_planner_0294No wedding would be complete without cake! The couples’ delicious and simple but amazing cake was created by non-other than Layered Bake Shop.dallas_wedding_planner_0297 dallas_wedding_planner_0298Alexis and Nick both enjoyed their wedding but, each had their favorite parts of the day. Alexis says, “My favorite moment was our vows. I’m sure Nick preferred the reception with the abundance of food and cocktails.” Alexis goes on to share that, “My wedding day was special because I was able to spend it with my family and friends.”dallas_wedding_planner_0299In efforts to help other brides, we always ask what would you do different? Alexis and Nick both agree, “Start early! It is so much easier to clear up any problems well in advance of the wedding. Also, go with your gut. If something doesn’t feel right, back away slowly and then run away as fast as you can.”

Alexis and Nick, it was truly a pleasure getting to know you and being apart of this new chapter in your lives.  We wish you the very best in all that you do together.