Katherine & Chris | Wedding

Katherine & Chris
Family Home in Flower Mound, TX

Event Planning: Jennifer Laura Design
Event Design: Katherine (bride) with Ardour Design
Florals: Kate Foley Designs
Vintage Rentals: Rent My Dust
Hair/Makeup: Tracy Melton

You may recognize these two lovebirds from our recent shoot with them in London and be pretty confused. Katherine is from Dallas. Chris is from the UK. Katherine moved to London from Dallas, met Chris, they fell in love, and decided to officially tie the knot at Katherine’s family home and also have a pretty awesome wedding/celebration/party in the UK. Fast forward to Katherine finding us; we all immediately hit it off and decided to do both their Texas and London wedding. We immediately knew that Katherine and Chris’ wedding would be something fun, laid back and different. Plus, you all know how much we love a good backyard wedding. Katherine, a kindred spirit, already had a pretty good idea of what details she wanted to incorporate in to the wedding from the beginning which we loved. She chose some really talented and amazing vendors which made the day even more amazing! Plus, there were a TON of DIY elements – as in, pretty much everything you see. Katherine’s dad MADE the awesome woodland ceremony canopy and set (with lovely florals added by Kate Foley) and he also made those amazing trays you see with Katherine and Chris’ names on them. So, yeah, awesome.

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Happy Holidays!

This weekend we wrapped our last weekend of holiday minis and they were too cute not to share. Merry Christmas!

“Frosted window panes, candles gleaming inside
Painted candy canes on the tree
Santa’s on his way, he’s filled his sleigh with things
Things for you and for me

It’s that time of year when the world falls in love
Ev’ry song you hear seems to say “Merry Christmas,
“May your New Year dreams come true”
And this song of mine in three-quarter time
Wishes you and yours the same thing, too”

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Aubrey & Scott | Wedding

Aubrey & Scott
Fort Worth, TX

Event Planning: Query Events
Event Design: Aubrey Powell (bride) and Query Events
Hair/Makeup: The Beauty & The Blush
Florals: Oh Deery Floral & Query Events
Catering: Breadwinners
Music: Lonesome Doves

Aubrey & Scott are some of the most genuine, lovely people we have come to know and they are really, really good at loving one another. Aubrey & Scott had a brunch wedding at Aubrey’s grandparents home (now her parent’s home) complete with a coffee bar by Avoca Coffee, delicious brunch food by Breadwinners, and a really laid-back vibe. Aubrey & Scott are both complete music lovers/nerds so the music was extremely important to them throughout the planning process, and they had the Lonesome Doves play beautiful, acoustic versions of some of their favorite songs as they married under beautiful trees and the morning sun (Scott even hopped in to play drums with the band during the reception!). This was one of our absolute favorite weddings of the year, so enjoy! You can see their engagements here and Aubrey’s bridals here!

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Sarah & Charles | Engaged!

Sarah & Charles
Austin, TX

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Katy & Nick | Wedding

Katy & Nick
Dallas, TX

Reception Venue: Hickory Street Annex
Planning and Design: Brooke at Each and Every Detail
Paper Design: The bride, Katy Pierce
Floraks: Kristin Wolchick Haute Florals
Hair/Makeup: Elan Makeup Studio

Since the moment we met Katy and her mom during Skype, it was clear they had a vision for the wedding day and, boy, wasn’t it a great one? Their reception set up is one of my favorite from this whole year. Katy also designed all of the paper goods you see there, she’s a graphic designer in Boston and she is extremely talented! We also loved that instead of doing a sparkler exit, they pulled all of their guests outside and we took a super fun group photo of everyone! It was a great option for folks who are partying late and still want an “exit” feel without actually having your guests leave!

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Katherine & Chris | In Love

Katherine & Chris
London

Remember last month when we went to Europe and got engaged? Well, we also met up with our most favorite Londoners to do a little shoot in and around central London. This day was a definite career high for us, I mean, shooting with Big Ben as a backdrop? Come on. That’s unreal!

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We’re engaged!

We are back from Europe with some really exciting news! WE’RE ENGAGED! What?!?!!?!

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On our one day in Paris, Talon and I woke up and took the city by storm! We started at the Eiffel Tower, then walked along the Seine to the Point Alexander III Bridge, stopped at the Louvre, saw Notre Dame (AMAZING!), Shakespeare & Co., then got lost in the Louvre for a couple of hours and shopped at the Galleries Lafayette. It was a wonderful and perfect day, but little did I know – it wasn’t over yet! Talon then convinced me and my tired feet to go see the Eiffel Tower sparkle one last time. After getting lost in the metro, we arrived at the Place de la Concorde with five minutes to spare, and ran as fast as we could to our own little spot on the river. When Eiffey started sparkling, I started taking photos when Talon handed me a letter. “Read this”, he said. As I started reading, all I could think was “What?! Is this happening?!”. The bottom of the letter read, “I can’t wait to spend the rest of our lives together, will you marry me?” and when I turned around there Talon was, down on one knee with the most beautiful vintage ring from Erica Weiner (a favorite jewelry store of mine in Brooklyn). Of course I said yes, after several explanations of “What the heck?!” (which is something I never say?) and “Is this a joke?!”. It was the happiest night of our lives so far and we could not stop laughing. After, we walked along the Seine through an empty Paris at midnight with the lights glistening along the water.

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Because of this new adventure in our lives, Talon and I have also decided to, sadly, postpone our move to Portland for one year so we can plan our wedding in Texas for next fall. We will instead be relocating to Austin in March. We will still be available for weddings in Portland, Austin and Dallas and we are still offering 10% to our first 10 Pacific Northwest weddings! We have a few weddings in the area next year, so we are still scheduling sessions in Portland as well! Portland, we’re still coming for ya, but we’ll just be husband and wife before we get there! We are both sad to prolong living in our dream city a little longer, but both feel that we can’t wait to marry one another and finally be husband and wife!

Now, we start the wedding planning process! We thought this would be so easy- but it’s turning out to be more difficult than expected!We will probably blog a bit of our wedding planning process here on the blog, we are already having so much fun! As one of our brides said, “You know too much!” It’s true. We know too many weddings, ha! If you have any advice, please leave them in the comments!

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Kariss & Josh | Wedding

Kariss & Josh
Dallas, TX

Kariss and Josh got married at Kariss’ grandparents beautiful estate, right in the middle of Dallas! They were surrounded by close family and friends who all joined in to celebrate the wonderful love that these two have for each other. It was truly a joy to be a part of their wedding!! Kariss & Josh are both photographers as well, which made it even more special for us!

Special thanks to Justin James for third shooting for us and the beautiful florals were made by the one and only Dirt Flowers!

Mens’ suits: Jcrew
Kariss’ earrings: BHLDN
Kariss’ veil: Twigs & Honey
Cake: Sugar Bee Sweets
Planning: Elegant Nuptials

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