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Spring Soiree Wedding Walkthrough with Olive & Nine

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Often times weddings planners spend their careers planning weddings and events for others, but when the time comes for their own special day, magic happens! Today we’ve got a treat for our readers as Jordan Sutton of Olive & Nine shares her Wedding Walkthrough for her own wedding day! Using the trendy dusty blue hue against the white space of The Nest at Ruth Farms, her own spring soiree with hubby Michael was picture perfect from top to bottom. Read on for her tips on creating an event that’s uniquely you!

Photos // Katie Lamb

Spring Soiree Wedding Walkthrough Olive and Nine

From the planner: “Our vision was simple and thoughtful. We wanted each guest to know that we appreciated them. Time is a gift and we were grateful that so many traveled from far and wide, and even close, to make the wedding day perfect.”

“We incorporated hues of dusty blue and lots of greenery to add to the existing beautiful white space. The ceremony was outside near the pond and the reception was inside, so we had the best of both worlds!”

“We wanted everyone to know how much it meant to us that they were there, so our seating chart was a letter box filled with hand written letters of thanks to each of our guests with their table numbers written on the outside. As they walked into the space, we wanted everyone to experience a day as we would want it, so fittingly we had everyone eat cake first as they sat down for the reception. Our cakes were centerpieces in hopes that this would create community around the tables and encourage people to get up and move around to find other flavors and mingle with other tables. ”

“Considering this was a wedding planner’s wedding, I wanted to make it simple, and I wanted to throw myself into the little details. I think that’s what makes a wedding special!”

“Last but not least, since Michael works for Bell Helicopter, we wanted to leave in one! We arranged a helicopter exit and flew away in an aircraft that he works with day in and day out!”

Bright and Joyful Invitation Suites from DFW Expert Paper Designers

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Fresh from the pages of our new Fall/Winter 2018 issue comes the ultimate in fun-filled and eye-catching paper suites in “Invitations that POP!” featuring bright and joyful invitation suites from DFW expert paper designers. Captured by Meggie Taylor Photography, this fun editorial piece delves into the creative opportunity afforded by a full invitation suite, from playing with prints to customizing liners. If you’re looking to introduce your wedding with a bold and playful statement, be prepared to save all of these fabulous images for future inspiration! Scroll down to read more behind the fun concepts and be sure to check out more in the newest issue of Brides of North Texas! Cheers!

01. The Little Details

Texture, acrylic and marble create a truly eye-catching suite. Nestle your clear invite into a pocket for added drama.

Paper Planet

02. Statement Liners

Set the tone for your big day with an artistic liner design. Watercolor Strokes and whimsical script give an artful touch.

Lanelove Paper Co.

03. Color Cue

Mix whimsical patterns and pops of color for an eye-catching design. Dress up your envelopes with mix-matched postage stamps!

Cleggraphy Designs

04. First Impressions

Set the stage for your tropical wedding getaway or summer soiree with pretty palms and subtle stripes.

MK Event Boutique

05. Statement Colors

Give your vibrant invitation suite a funky, modern feel with geometric shapes and fun, flowy script.

Brown Fox Creative

06. All in the Details

Draw guests in with laser-cut detailing and custom stained glass illustrations. Oversized script completes the balance between traditional inspiration and a modern aesthetic.

Illustrated Weddings by Lola Lorena

Starry-Eyed Wedding Inspiration from Jen Rios Weddings

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Some love stories are a match made in heaven, and this starry-eyed styled shoot gives nods to the heavens and skies above with celestial-inspired celebration! Designed and styled by Jen Rios Weddings at Brake & Clutch Warehouse, this inspirational wedding setup mixed metallics and hues of soothing blue, mirroring a starry night sky. An explosion of color via loose, organic florals by Kate McLeod Studio were worked perfectly into a crescent moon-inspired circular altar from Gold Dust Event Co. Al fresco style chairs lined with wildflower-like blooms and a textured blue rug from Beautiful Event Rentals completed the otherworldly ceremony scene. Calligraphy on blue parchment and a star-studded invitation suite by Cleggraphy Designs gave a dreamy vibe, while the bride’s ethereal pale blue gown and accessories from Lovely Bride work perfectly with the theme. Flowing hair and understated makeup by Brittany Jones Hair & Makeup kept the attention on the gorgeous gown and the bride’s natural beauty, accentuated by jewels from The True Gem. Photography by AR Photography ensured an unforgettable shoot. “Love you to the moon and back” takes on a whole new meaning with this starry-eyed inspiration, and we couldn’t be more obsessed!

Photos // AR Photography

From the planner, Jen Rios of Jen Rios Weddings: “The definition of celestial is ‘positioned in or relating to the sky or outer space/belonging or relating to heaven/supremely good.’ I was inspired by how this definition relates to the love of a bride and groom and their ‘supremely good’ union as husband and wife. My design takes a modern and dreamy approach, mixing warm neutral hues and deep moody blues to convey a heavenly environment.”

Don’t Miss Our New Fall/Winter 2018 Digital Issue!

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Fall/Winter 2018 digital issue

With the launch of the new Fall/Winter 2018 magazine comes an issue jam-packed with the latest and greatest in DFW bridal trends, so don’t miss the chance to access all of the great content on the go in our fully accessible digital magazine! Filled with fresh new editorial concepts and the best in local vendor talent, you’ll see local brides and their dream weddings brought to life (pg. 233), including our fabulous cover couple and their wedding party (pg. A13-16), a fashion editorial feature spotlighting the revival of pearl detailing with a modern day twist (pg. 144), a full spread of swoon-worthy wedding themes with all of the details to match (pg. 67), eye-catching and color-packed invitation suites (pg. 131), mouth-watering masterpiece cakes (pg. 173), a mile long list of all of our favorite local venues (pg. 205) and much more in this 344-page issue! Take us on the road to reference anywhere with our easy to access Fall/Winter 2018 digital issue, and don’t forget to purchase your print copy as well! You can also find our digital magazine via Facebook! Cheers to endless wedding reads!

Refined Simplicity from Keestone Events

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There is beauty in minimalism, as stunningly evident in this refined simplicity wedding inspiration from Keestone Events! Wedding planner Sarah Kee was inspired by clean lines and timeless looks when designing this shoot at House of Dirt, photographed by Stephanie Brazzle Photography. Simple yet elegant rentals from Beautiful Event Rentals and Posh Couture Rentals set the scene, along with stationery from LaneLove Paper Co. featuring a minimalist sans serif font and a black and white floral pattern. The floral motif was replicated on the crisp white cake designed by Sugar Bee Sweets in the sugar-flower’s hand-drawn looking leaves. The tiniest hints of deep green and yellow in the blooms by Dirt Flowers complemented the otherwise neutral hues of the scene. One ultra-unique element of this inspirational shoot was the bride’s gown from Stanley Korshak Bridal – we’ve never seen anything like it and love how the simple silhouette and chic ponytail by The Styling Stewardess kept her look understated, clean and effortlessly beautiful. A ring from The True Gem was the only accessory needed, keeping in line with the refined simplicity “less is more” aesthetic of the day. We were wowed by this styled shoot and hope you are too!

Photos // Stephanie Brazzle Photography

From the planner, Sarah Kee of Keestone Events: “There is beauty in the simple. It’s often easy to overlook this when so much goes into a wedding, both emotionally and physically. The thought behind the concept was for an understated, yet refined look that highlights the minimal. I like to imagine that this clean take on a wedding reflects the couple in transparency and grace, and is a glimpse into their future as they begin this new chapter together.”