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Romantic Garden Engagement Session by Courtney Hanson Photography

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When it comes to announcing the sweet news of an engagement, there are few better backdrops than a bloom and foliage-filled setting as proven in this romantic garden engagement session by Courtney Hanson Photography! Choosing the Dallas Arboretum as their main photo location, the space’s variety in different types of gardens gave Elizabeth and Caleb with their all-star photographer plenty of creative opportunity for stunning photos! Elizabeth’s easy, natural glam look from Brittany Jones Hair + Makeup was the perfect choice for her sophisticated and stylish outfit choices. Their chemistry in front and behind camera is easy to see in this series of adorable shots – we especially love their finale photos dancing on a bridge framing the Dallas skyline. Such a special way to capture their love! Scroll down for their beautiful photo series and read more about their meet-cute story and upcoming wedding below!

Photos //  Courtney Hanson Photography

When a stroke of fate brought ICU nurse Elizabeth and pharmacist-in-residency Caleb to the same hospital, Elizabeth knew she was immediately smitten – despite not actually going on their first date until a few months later! Thankfully, a mutual friend of the two encouraged the connection and happily passed on the news of Elizabeth’s interest to an excited Caleb. For their first night out, the two quickly found themselves falling for the other over dinner at Terilli’s in Lower Greenville, continuing the night with drinks at HG Supply. From there, as they say it, the rest was history!

Fast forward to a chilly February weekend where the duo were enjoying a vacation to Portland. Having had previously discussed a desire for marriage, but in the somewhat distant future, Elizabeth had no inclination of what the weekend had in-store. Two days into exploring the city, she had entirely ruled out the possibility of a proposal for the weekend. But Caleb had other plans in mind! After a trip-concluding hike along the Oregon coast, Caleb chose the perfect spot overlook the ocean for a rest, where he affirmed his love for Elizabeth and asked for her to spend their forever together!

Nearing in on their wedding date, the two will marry on August 18 at the Chapel at Ana Villa with a reception following at the venue’s ballroom. Keeping with their romantic engagement theme, the wedding details are centered around a soft, whimsical garden feel with a color palette of navy, nudes, grey and mauve, featuring tons of garden roses and greenery. We can’t wait to see this big day come to life!

Earthy Textures Wedding Inspiration Featuring Root + Bloom

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Several talented vendors from across North Texas worked together to create this oh-so-charming shoot with earthy textures galore and an organic, boho feel! The abundant summer florals by Root + Bloom express a lovely pop of color with the bright citrus blooms. Pink Champagne Paper styled delicate, timeless stationery accentuating the gold and pale pink colors. Earthy textures abound, from the rattan backdrop to the pale pink rug, cake stands, overgrown brick wall, wicker chairs and more! The gorgeous lace gown worn by the model bride from The Lovely Bride gives a simple yet elegant style. The two-toned pink and white cake from Loft 22 Cakes uniquely has a beautifully detailed pattern that ties in the elements of blue and gold. This delightful shoot has us in awe! Happy scrolling!

Photos // Kate Pease Photography

Bohemian Bridal Brunch Inspiration from Olive and Nine

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While we’re rarely ever short of pretty images in our inbox, we couldn’t help but completely fall for the stunning photos in this uniquely conceptualized styled shoot chock-full of bohemian bridal brunch inspiration from Olive and Nine! The genius team combined all that we love about a classic styled shoot and mixed in elements of whimsy and surprise to feature this stunning model bride and her bridesmaids at a cozy and close-knit brunch set up. Nestled in at the White Sparrow Barn, white washed wood walls and floors made for an airy, clean slate for super sweet and feminine details to shine. A pastel color palette paired with earthy neutrals created a welcome setting for the fun, floor-seated brunch spot. In lieu of traditional seating, a low wood table was set with plush pillows and cushions all from Beautiful Event Rentals, while the table was set with ornate antique-like dinnerware of patterned china and colored glasses and the most lovely pastel blooms from Blushington Blooms. Serving as its own centerpiece, we’re obsessing over all of the fantastic details in the gorgeous layered cake created by Sugar Bee Sweets. Each layer features an intricate detail, from a delicate hand pattern to flecks of foiled gold to create the perfect embellished sweet treat! Adding to the ethereal feel of this shoot, Brittany Jones Weddings created the perfect hair and makeup looks for the model bride and her group of gal pals with loose, styled waves and soft, natural makeup. We’re taking tons of inspiration for hosting the perfect bridal brunches! Enjoy!

Photos // Katie Lamb Photography

Rustic Romance Styled Shoot at Flying V Ranch

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With organic floral centerpieces hanging from the trees, whitewashed pews and vintage details to-die-for, this styled shoot at Flying V Ranch has rustic romance we won’t soon forget! Pink Champagne Paper created simplistic stationery in creamy neutrals that popped against a rustic backdrop, and HoneyLove Cakery‘s cake with stuccoed white frosting kept the neutral theme going, letting the natural beauty throughout Flying V Ranch truly take center stage. A gauzy table runner elevated the sophisticated yet rugged look of the tablescape beneath a jaw-dropping suspended floral arrangement, and ghost chairs juxtaposed beautifully alongside the farm table brought a touch of modern to the scene thanks to Posh Couture Rentals. Scroll below to read all about the inspiration behind this styled shoot and the story of how this venue and talented vendor team came together. Cheers to rustic romance and amazing al-fresco celebrations!

Photos // Melanie Julian Photography

From the planner: “Every element of this shoot was pure magic. Drawing inspiration from the muted tones and drought-ridden fields that scatter throughout southern California, we created this stunning al-fresco wedding editorial. Many people wouldn’t believe that north Texas and southern California share many similar landscapes, but the soft rolling hills, natural grasses, and endless evening sun are a perfect match. We wanted to bring the trends the west coast has been seeing to the heart of Texas. Letting your natural venue speak for itself is the best way to simplify the design process. Don’t force anything, but allow the colors to be accents to the surrounds.

Flying V Ranch, with its sprawling fields and vintage charm, was the perfect setting this naturally rugged romance shoot. The golden hour light filled every corner of the family-owned ranch. Operated by the sweetest mother-daughter duo, Flying V Ranch is a hidden gem just outside of Fort Worth, Texas. Originally a cattle auction barn, the interior space brings your white shiplap dreams to life. Using her interior design background, Page Warner has design every element on the property to cohesively blend the vintage charm you seek in Texas with modern architectural elements. It’s as if Fixer Upper and Restoration Hardware came together to create the perfect background for your wedding day. The lands that surround the barn and ceremony space make you feel as if you’re in your own private piece of southern paradise. You’ll immediately feel at home and completely comfortable in each space.”

Romantic Industrial Wedding Inspiration from Lightly Photography

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With its unique take on the look of modern romance, we’re totally obsessing over all of the bold and feminine details in this styled shoot filled with moody industrial wedding inspiration from Lightly Photography. Set inside a lofty space, exposed brick, concrete floors and high beamed ceilings helped to set the scene for a truly unique shoot. A team of all-star vendors, used bold colors and striking details with soft, ultra-femme details to contrast and create the perfect setting. Bridal and groom suites were created with very feminine and masculine details in mind. We loved the use of soft textures and neutral colors in the bridal area and wood pieces for a more rustic feel in the groom’s area! A standout element of the shoot, eye-catching arrangements of full, beautiful blooms from Sage Fine Flowers lined the stairway, sat pretty as end table centerpieces and, of course, filled the beautiful head table with florals in shades of fuchsia, hot pink, blush and ivory all mixed in with greenery. The table was set  with whimsical dinnerware from Domain XCIV and bold-hued linens like the textured royal blue runner and softer large floral printed napkins to create a dreamy tablescape. Bringing a bit of moody romance to the visuals, HoneyLove Cakery created a larger-than-life seven-tier black fondant cake, embellished with the same bright blooms seen around the room. Chanticleer Wedding Art created the ornate gold cake stand, giving it a platform to truly shine as its own special centerpiece surrounded by soft, glowing lights from the romantic candles. We can’t get enough of these beautiful photos! Enjoy!

Photos // Lightly Photography