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Romantic French Garden Head Table Design from Chic Fleur Weddings & Events

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Inspired by a place of picturesque passion, we’re in love with the overt elements of European charm in this romantic French garden wedding inspiration shoot from Chic Fleur Weddings & EventsAR Photography was behind the lens to capture the setting in all of its scenic glory, from the sweet little lounge area to the feminine details in the table setting. The Dallas Arboretum‘s sprawling green lawns and stone step-dotted backdrop elegantly set the scene for the nature-surrounded fêteGolden Greys set the tone for the soft and sweet set-up with a paper suite in shades of mauve and sage green, adding a subtle vintage feel. A lounge from Coral Lane provided a welcome reception for guests to soak up the garden views, consisting of a dove grey tufted settee, plum sofa and a uniquely shaped gold and glass coffee table. Petal dusted cake petit fours from The Butterfly Cake Factory awaited their guests on the table and were an appropriately dainty alternative to the classic tiered wedding cake. At the center of the shoot, Posh Couture Rentals contributed everything from the cross-back wood chairs to the rattan charger plates at the grand table setting. An impressive overhang of greenery, along with the table centerpieces of mauve, blush and ivory blooms, were carefully crafted and arranged by Something Pretty Floral to create the perfect garden party table scape! The model bride’s look fully embodied the romantic setting in her ethereal lace overlay embellished gown from Lovely Bride, accompanied by a soft half up-do with wispy waves and a loose braid done by The Styling Stewardess to complete the look. To say we’re still swooning over these images is the ultimate understatement! Cheers to charming romance!

Photos // AR Photography

From the planner: “Romantic French garden was our inspiration for this shoot. We often have brides that want their head table to stand out from the guest tables. We wanted to showcase a fun way to pull together natural elements with classic tabletop dinnerware pieces.”

Five Unique Botanical Inspired DFW Wedding Venues

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With the spring season’s official arrival and happy, warm weather fully upon us, we’re craving a bit more time outdoors surrounded by greens and blooms and welcome the start to a wedding season of outdoor affairs! Countless beautiful outdoor venue options in the North Texas area can make choosing your perfect location an anything but easy task, so we’ve rounded up a selection of our top five unique botanical inspired DFW wedding venues to help narrow down your search for the perfect spot to celebrate your big day! Read on for details from each of our selections and happy venue shopping!

Artspace111

A venue with a vision, Artspace 111 provides guests the opportunity to delight in a visual experience from the gallery space to the modern outdoor garden areas. Two sculpture gardens filled with trees and tons of greenery lend a unique touch to a typical outdoor wedding and offer the perfect backdrop to create a space with elements artistic and nature-filled!

Photo: Cassie Madden Photography

Dallas Arboretum 

With a multitude of outdoor areas ideal for a garden-like wedding, the Dallas Arboretum is certainly one of the most versatile venues for moments set in nature. Tree-lined walkways, greenery-covered trellises and blooming floral gardens are just a few of the eye-catching and special elements you’ll find around the property, guaranteed to create the perfect backdrop for picturesque wedding images!

Photo: Shannon Skloss Photography

Aristide – Mansfield

Modeled after an 18th century Italian villa, classic stone architecture, grand staircases and an abundance of plant life and vegetation make this one of our favorite area gems for an elegant, botanic setting. A beautiful, Tuscan-inspired loggia adds another area for endless creativity with floral arrangements and blooms to create the most idyllic garden setting!

House of Dirt

Set in Dallas’ trendy Bishop Art District, this nontraditional and completely unfussy venue feels more greenhouse inspired with it’s unique indoor but outdoor feel rooms. Large, floor-to-ceiling windows painted in a bright white combined with twinkling strung lights and tall potted plants create the perfect opportunity for a botanical-inspired setting without facing the elements of nature outdoors!

Ashton Gardens

With it’s larger-than-life floor-to-ceiling windows in both the chapel and reception areas, Ashton Gardens is the most ideal venue in the North Texas area for a larger wedding that feels completely surrounded by nature without having to take place outdoors! Lush greenery fully surrounding the venue creates the perfect scenic view for guests to enjoy during the entirety of your special day.

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Sweet Trios: A Trio of Tasty Treats from DFW’s Best Bakeries

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Bringing a little extra dose of sweetness to your day, we’re so thrilled to finally share on the blog our newest Spring/Summer 2018 wedding cake-filled editorial titled “Sweet Trios: A Trio of Tasty Treats from DFW’s Best Bakeries.” Brake & Clutch Warehouse played host to over two dozen cakes from some of North Texas’ most sought-after bakers, all custom designed and displayed in sets of three in a range of styles from elegantly classic to bold and colorful! Gold Dust Vintage Rentals provided the perfect display pieces to showcase each trio in their own unique look. No matter your style preferences, you’re sure to be inspired (and want to grab a slice!) from the delicious looking images captured by Gray Door Photography below! Scroll on to see more and be sure to pin your favorites. Cheers to these tasty-looking treats!

Photos // Gray Door Photography

cake trios - dfw's best bakeries

The Butterfly Cake Factory

Loft 22 Cakes

Honeylove Cakery

Delicious Cakes 

Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery

The Jenny Layne Bakery

Tart Bakery Dallas

Creme de la Creme Cake Company

C. Marie’s Sweets

Modern Ballroom Wedding Inspiration from Donnie Brown Weddings and Events

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Taking the classic setting of a luxe, grandiose space and giving it a series of unique design features, we loved the creativity behind this modern ballroom wedding from Donnie Brown Weddings and Events as styled for our Spring/Summer 2018 issue! Set at the pristine white-walled and high-ceiling Adolphus Hotel ballroom, it would be a breeze to style this already gorgeous space with a soft and feminine look, typical of what one might find in a similar setting. But the Donnie Brown team took things one step further, adding in interesting details and stand-out design elements to give this shoot a fun up-to-date twist. Joseph Mark Photography captured the magic on set in everything from the model couple sharing a laugh to the simple yet elegant paper suite custom created by Paper Planet. With the help of Beautiful Event Rentals, the team was able to create a lounge space showcasing a unique pick of furniture in an array of structures, from the glass-top geometric metal table to a more classic, plush tufted love seat. The model bride’s classic look was the perfect complement to the setting, with a fitted embellished gown with a floor-sweeping train from Stardust Celebrations and soft, feminine makeup featuring a punchy pink lip color, created by Jennifer Trotter – Lip Service Makeup. By far our favorite details of this shoot though were the the use of floating elements, like the rose, hydrangea and peony-filled garland and the stunning six-tiered cake from Delicious Cakes, all suspended for a super unique cake-cutting area. We’re oh-so-smitten over this shoot! Enjoy!

Photos // Joseph Mark Photography

From the planner, Donnie Brown of Donnie Brown Weddings and Events: “We wanted to create an aesthetic that worked with the open-air setting of the ballroom with the large angled windows. We felt the acrylic and the floating floral would be a great way to enhance the airiness of the room. We worked with primarily white but added pale pink for depth of design.”

Blush Pink Indoor Garden Wedding Inspiration by Shannon Rose Events

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Like a fairytale vision from the most beautiful, blossoming floral-filled dream, we’ve been anxiously waiting to share the gorgeousness of this blush pink indoor garden wedding inspiration by Shannon Rose Events! Stephanie Brazzle Photography was on set to capture all of the behind the scenes magic for the Spring/Summer 2018 issue, including a little table-side fun with a sweet furry friend! Whitewashed wood and the most airy, brightly lit space of The Nest at Ruth Farms provided the perfect backdrop to bring this pretty-in-pink shoot to life! Illustrated Weddings by Lola Lorena set the scene with a paper suite designed with all elements feminine, from swirling hand-calligraphy to sweet vintage stamps. Centering the shoot around one very important aspect, Lush Couture Floral helped to create the most breath-taking floral arrangements to be used in nearly every shot! From the greenery and bloom-covered wall to the peach, mauve and blush-hued flowers centering the table setting, each carefully crafted arrangement took elements of delicate sweetness with a touch of whimsy to create a totally unique look in each image. Creating the most marvelous sitting areas and table settings, Top Tier Event Rentals and Beautiful Event Rentals selected pieces that brought a bit of an antique vibe with a more modern approach through lots of pretty glassware, brushed silver table decor, pink velvet chairs and an assortment of carefully placed candles. Of course, we have to mention the beautiful model bride in her gorgeous strapless appliquéd gown from Lovely Bride, with an equally beautiful beauty look of a neatly pulled-back up do and soft, natural makeup from Jennifer Trotter – Lip Service Makeup. Not one detail of this perfectly styled shoot was missed and we can’t get enough! Enjoy!

Photos // Stephanie Brazzle Photography

From the planner, Shannon Rose of Shannon Rose Events: “I was inspired by garden roses, romantic vine details and the color mauve. I wanted to create a feminine indoor garden scene that also had soft and dusty roses detailing throughout. I quickly realized that Nest was the perfect backdrop f0r the shoot. Its whitewashed walls and beautiful lighting allowed for the overall scene to pop, while still allowing it to feel soft and serene. The lush and organic floral backdrop beautifully framed the white and mauve tabletop with tall, tapered candles and helped bring the indoor garden theme to life.”