Hot as the Texas sun, our latest fashion editorial, Stallion, features a sizzling collection of wildly gorgeous bohemian-inspired bridal gowns captured in artful shots by Opal & Onyx Photography. Set at Avalon Legacy Ranch and marked by natural, unmistakable beauty of the Lone Star State, this editorial blends modern and rustic gowns from the top bridal shops in North Texas with soft, southwestern style accessories seen below. Amidst seemingly free sprouting, wild-edged blooms from Must Like Flowers, this bride models five exquisite boho wedding day looks complete with soft and avant-garde makeup alike as well as various gorgeous hairstyles created by the talented artists at Tease to Please Hair and Makeup. Dapper menswear was provided by Generation Tux to fit right in with every editorial scene dripping in wedding high fashion Alex Adkins Creative managed to capture in full equestrian-inspired elegance.
Shop the accessories that brought these looks together down below, plus find where each gorgeous gown can be bought locally from DFW bridal boutiques and dress shops. Cheers!
LuLu’s Bridal – Maggie Sottero “Dover” Gown
Who says patterns can’t be a romance language? This geometric lace dress is a love sonnet unto boho bridal gowns itself. A darling form-fitting silhouette slips on like a glove and looks totally custom-made while its fringe armbands give off all the festival vibes. For the free-spirited and fun-loving boho bride, Maggie Sottero’s “Dover” gown can be found locally at LuLu’s Bridal.
From Tease to Please Hair and Makeup: “(For the first look) I wanted to create a peachy pink glow look that was airy and natural. I used my favorite shimmer on her eyes, Bare Minerals Queen Phillis. It captures the light beautifully. For hair, we did soft curls with all the volume thanks to Kenra’s Dry Volume Burst. The inspiration behind this style was to create a fun and country flair to the traditional elegant waves. Of course, we tucked one side behind the ear for that signature red carpet feel.”
I dream – a bridal boutique – Evie Young “Livia” Gown
This wedding dress is truly feminine romance personified. Designer Evie Young’s “Livia” gown lures you in with sexy exposed boning and a sweetheart neckline. The A-line circle cut skirt is full of movement as the bride wearing it moves through her day. This gown’s illusion tulle lace jacket offers versatility with two different bridal looks making it perfect for the bride looking to change up her look from ceremony to reception! Crafted from 3D embroidered sheet lace with a botanical design and lined in a signature charmeuse lining, this bride feels every bit as opulent as she looks. The “Livia” gown can be found locally at I dream – a bridal boutique.
From Tease to Please Hair and Makeup: “I created a smokey winged liner and a pinky lip with Dose of Colors Lazy Daisy (the perfect bridal pink). Everyone loves a big boho braid but smaller braids are so trendy right now! A simple detail to add boho flair to any look. Paired with beachy waves and a middle part for an effortless bridal half-up style.”
Elizabeth Scott Bridal – Private Label In-House Gown
This private label, in-house gown was simply made for the down-to-earth bride seeking a relaxed fit without compromising even a bit of style. Designed with a bohemian lace that created a deep V-neckline, the lines of this dress bring our eyes to her skirt that cascaded down in ruffles making it a perfect pair for statement wedding shoes like her fringe boots! Boho bridal gowns have never been done quite like this before. This custom gown can be found locally at Elizabeth Scott Bridal.
From Tease to Please Hair and Makeup: “(Look three) was a very shimmery eye and lots of shimmer on the cheekbones. Super glam. Party ponies are a go-to look when you want your hair up but down at the same time! Adding volume and texture makes this formal ponytail have flair and creates an overall tousled look. Dress it up with a hair piece for a signature statement.
Grace Loves Lace – “Bella” Gown
If there was ever a gown you would love truly, madly, deeply, it’s the “Bella” – a vision designed with the perfect complementary veil to come along with! Hand draped, luxurious double-layered 30 momme Crepe de Chine silk is cut on the bias and expertly engineered to create a truly unique and elevated silk gown. This gorgeous gown was designed to allow the silk to drape around the body like liquid gold and celebrate your shape. Its gathered bust, double layer split skirt, and statement straight neckline are flattering and comfortable, with the adjustable open back adding to its versatility and function. The openness and drape of the skirt allow for free movement and the ability to show off your beautiful heels. “Bella” is a masterpiece that has been created to let you be the best version of yourself, and can be found locally at Grace Loves Lace.
From Tease to Please Hair and Makeup: “(For this look,) I smoked out her eyeshadow and liner for a sultry look using browns and mauves. For hair, we created my favorite of all the styles! Claw clips are such a go-to trend right now in everyday life and this is the ultimate ‘Claw clip but classier’ look. A simple and chic half-up with a fun detail in the back that screams the 90s. No other accessories are needed as this hair says it all. Aquage Working Spray was my go-to prep spray for heat protectant and hold in this look!”
Patsy’s, A Bridal Boutique – Enaura “Halsie” Gown
The “Halsie” wedding dress from Enaura Bridal’s recent collections has illusion long sleeves with natural vine-like beading throughout with a blush-tiered tulle A-line skirt. This gown gives glamorous while still serving soft boho in a gown that we know you will feel absolutely stunning in. All eyes will be on you in this modern, romantic wedding dress! The “Halsie” gown is the gown of all boho bridal gowns and can be found locally at Patsy’s, A Bridal Boutique.
From Tease to Please Hair and Makeup: “The final look was a moment. Black kajal liner in the waterline is a no-fail way to bring all the glam! I kept the lips more neutral and let the eyes have the stage. For hair, we gave her the ultimate modern bridal bun. We opted for no part for this style and to bring all the hair softly back with tousled volume to create a more chic look. Paired with a voluminous textured bun, the look comes together for a style that looks incredible from any angle.”
Video: Alex Adkins Creative