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Luxe Black and White Styled Shoot at Firefly Gardens

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This modern luxe styled shoot is striking, bold and beautiful! We love the contrasting dark and light tones in the invitation suite by Pink Champagne Paper keeping the palette neutral but still eye-catching. The exposed brick of Firefly Gardens along with marble accents, ghost chairs from Posh Couture Rentals and minimal greenery in the bouquets add texture and interesting visual aspects to the scene. We love how the florals and tablescape, all in shades of navy, black, ivory and white, are tied together so perfectly while still each making a statement. A bridal jumpsuit from Lovely Bride brings an unexpected element that fits perfectly with the modern luxe theme, while understated hair and makeup let the geode headband do the talking. Every bold aspect of this scene has us wanting more! Happy scrolling!

Photos // AR PhotographyDyan Kethley Photography, Kate Pease Photography, Charla Storey, Jennefer Wilson, Red Fern Photography, Shannon Skloss Photography

Modern Whimsical Bridal Shower Featuring Blushington Blooms

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When we came across this modern whimsical bridal shower we just knew we had to share! With high fashion-inspired elements, this shower combined thoughtful details like romantic florals and delicious cuisine with a touch of whimsy – we seriously squealed when we saw the Dalmatian puppies! The space featured clean lines and industrial details which provided the perfect blank canvas for an incredible party. DFW florist Blushington Blooms adorned the scene with creamy florals and gorgeous greenery that looked stunning against the black and white decor. The florals especially popped against the luxe linens from AM Linen Rentals! Beautiful Event Rentals and Top Tier Event Rentals + Staffing topped off the space with the perfect rental pieces. The team was inspired by high fashion and wanted to design a shower that felt modern and sophisticated, but also represented bride-to-be Rebecca’s playful personality, and they definitely did! Cheers to this beautiful bride-to-be and her adorable modern whimsical bridal shower!

Photos // Shawn Marie Photo

Vote on our Taste Test Presented by Wolfgang Puck Catering!

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wolfgang puck catering taste test instagram stories pollWe’re super excited for Monday’s arrival this week, because we’re kicking off a fun-filled TASTE TEST with DFW’s elite catering group Wolfgang Puck Catering in our Instagram Stories. Check in each day to vote on your favorite bites, drinks and dinner styles. We’ll share the winners from each post on Instagram following the poll next Monday. Take note of all the catering options Wolfgang Puck Catering offers for every event from your reception to your showers, brunches, rehearsals and beyond, and see even more of their fab fare here. Cheers!

Elegant DFW Wedding Venues with a Classic Texas Flair

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If your wedding venue dreams include something straight out of a storybook Texas tale, we’ve helped narrow your search in our latest venue guide, this time taking a look at elegant DFW wedding venues with a classic Texas flair! From rolling hill backdrops to classic, ranch-like spaces, DFW has many amazing choices to assess, all waiting for your ideas to come to life. Check out our picks here below and be sure to check out each venue’s site for further information on booking your own elegant Texas affair!

Howell Family Farms

For a real old Texas experience, this Arlington location has been in existence for over a century, long host to local extravaganzas for the wealthy in its earliest days. Fast forward to the present and this space is one of the more experiential in a serene, farm-style wedding. Picture an altar positioned under grand oak trees with a classic barn awaiting for a dinner and dancing reception. This country-side like venue is truly a dream!

Photo: Rachel Elaine Photography

The Springs Denton

Two perfectly true-to-Texas like venues make choosing The Springs Denton an easy choice for medium-large sized weddings. Both The Lodge and The Ranch accommodate over 200 guests, the latter having capabilities to fully serve up to 320! Stone walls, wood beams and high ceilings are characteristic of both, with lavish indoor halls and gorgeous outdoor areas to allow the best use of space on either property set amongst rolling hills and sprawling lawns!

Photo: Blackall Photography

Lucky Spur Ranch

For the perfect backdrop both elegant and rustic, Lucky Spur Ranch has it all on its 56-acre property perfect for hosting every aspect of your wedding, including lodging the entire wedding party to keep everyone together all weekend long! Offering full service from coordination to a customizable catering menu, this venue makes bringing your wedding dreams to life an easy and enjoyable process from start to finish.

The Springs Rockwall

If you’re looking for a perfectly elegant property just east of the DFW area, The Springs Rockwall has two fantastic options, both embodying all things Texas-like in their design and landscape. The more formal and old-southern style Rockwall Manor features a grandiose two-story property with plenty of dramatic entrance opportunities with the jaw-dropping wrap around staircase or nestled gazebo area and walkway bridge. Poetry Hall features a more rustic, elegant lodge-like property with the prominent use of limestone and wood. Either location makes for the perfect true Texas wedding!

Photo: Allison Maxwell Photography

Honey Hollow Ranch

Nestled into a sprawling 53-acre property, Honey Hollow Ranch defines a classic Texas venue space, with its charming rustic style and authentic “stay at the ranch” ambiance! Embrace nature and use any part of the expansive outdoor property to host a wedding underneath the trees, followed by a reception in the large, fully air-conditioned hall, perfect for serving a delightful dinner and dancing the night away. The property even has a special “lodge” like home, perfect for hosting your wedding party for the weekend on-site.

Elegant DFW Wedding Venues with a Classic Texas Flair

Aristide | Flower Mound

A top rated DFW area venue, the Flower Mound location of the highly sought-after venue truly embraces all things Texas nature with ample outdoor areas to host your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception with a picture perfect backdrop. With the ability to accommodate up to 160 people, customization of the beautiful property space will allow your guests to be able to take in all areas of this gorgeous venue!

Verona Villa

With a bit of an enchanted, fairytale-like feel, this perfectly elegant venue features classic old south details like the grand, picturesque staircase to easily make this the wedding venue backdrop of a dream brought to life! Experienced event coordinators make planning a breeze from start to finish, with a list of preferred and top pick vendors to help make everything from planning the menu to the florals an easy and efficient experience.

Photo: Brittany Bay Productions

The Springs McKinney

With two very different but equally stunning McKinney area properties, both Stone Hall and Tuscany Hill provide the best in a taste of Texas tradition while accommodating indoor and outdoor style ceremonies and receptions at each location. Stone Hall features all of the classic Texas design details in its more rustic appeal of high wood beams and prominent use of white limestone. Tuscany Hill’s old world like architecture is perfectly framed by its position on the property: perched high on a hill with views of the rolling landscape around!

Photo: Ryan O’Dowd Photography

Wildwood Inn

This picturesque boutique hotel and venue brings the best of southern charm with a European twist all in one stunning property! Featuring stunning architecture and design details like cozy fireplaces, french doors and perfectly manicured gardens, this spot is ideal for small-medium sized weddings with accommodation options for up to 120 people. With 14 luxe guest suites, this venue is ideal for hosting your wedding party for the weekend and giving your out-of-town guests a real Texas treat!

The Springs Weatherford

Boasting two stunning Weatherford area locations, both with an undeniable Texas feel, The Springs Westwood Hall and the brand new Parker Manor are classic choices for your indoor or outdoor weddings! Both properties feature uniquely different architecture, allowing for a totally customizable look with areas inside and out to host your entire wedding day from getting ready to your grand exit!

Photo: Monica Salazar Photography

French Countryside Wedding Inspiration from Rachel Elaine Photography

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Like a chapter out of a classic summer European romance story, this insanely beautiful styled shoot is giving us major wanderlust along with tons of French countryside wedding inspiration from Rachel Elaine Photography! Set amongst the impossibly beautiful rolling hills of Dove Ridge Vineyard, the backdrop alone will certainly transport you across the pond to a scene straight from the south of France. The design gurus from Events by Jade pieced together the setting using a feminine sweet color scheme of soft blush, ivory and mauve with bright contrasts in furniture and linens in plum and cerulean. A beautiful paper suite introduced the overall theme with vintage stamps, scrolling hand calligraphy and sketched illustrations of the beautiful vineyard. Antique-like furniture pieces like the tufted velvet couch and victorian style chairs paired perfectly with the more modern mirrored bar cart and long wooden table used outside for the dining table setting. As the star of the scene, we’re majorly swooning over this stunning model bride’s look in gowns from Lovely Bride Dallas and hair and makeup by Lip Service Makeup. In a glittering sheer long sleeved gown and ethereal two piece top and skirt set, her soft updo paired with fluttering lashes and a bright pink lip were the perfect choices for the dreamy setting. We’ll be obsessing over this styled shoot for weeks to come! Enjoy!

Photos // Rachel Elaine Photography