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Golden Hour Wedding Inspiration in Sun-Soaked Shades

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If simply nothing is speaking to you or finding a wedding theme seems next to impossible, a color coded affair may be the way to go! One of the hottest combos for the upcoming nuptial season is sunshine-soaked golden hour wedding inspiration, and this editorial captured by Sara Boyd Photography at Reflections Venue & Gardens is sure to inspire the bride who is bright and warm at heart. Throw tradition to the wind like this model clad in a whimsical mustard velvet gown from Bella Bridesmaids paired with a chic and sleek bridal bun as well as a subtle smoky eye by the hair and makeup experts at Brite Beauty. A modern, square engagement ring from L’unique Diamonds and Fine Jewelry perfects her look, and its double halo and three diamond bands assure she will drop jaws everywhere she goes. Sunset shades have never looked better in this floral design perfect for all seasons –parrot tulips, peonies, butterfly ranunculus and copper beech are among blooms arranged by TR Floral for pure petal perfection. A tablescape adorned with amber glass, simplistic flatware and gilded decor from COHOST sets the tone for a lovely meal and reception to come and menus are among the pretty paperie designed and hand-lettered by Lonestar Letter that adds an organic touch to this affair. Finally, a towering, three-tiered textured cake from Ashton Marie Cakes is the nontraditional cherry on top of everything good in this golden hour wedding inspiration. Read on for a note from some of the talented vendors that brought this vibrant editorial to life. Cheers!

Photos // Sara Boyd Photography

From Bella Bridesmaids“To steal this look, ask for Designer: Jenny Yoo | Style: Madden | Color/Fabric: Marigold Stretch Velvet”

From Ashley with Lonestar Letter: “For this shoot, I incorporated vellum paper overlay. Vellum is so much fun to work with because it can add color and dimension to your invitation suite and place cards without taking away from the design.”

From Ashley with Ashton Marie Cakes: “My inspiration for the cake started with the mood board. I know I could have started with a white or ivory background, however, I needed this cake to reflect my artistic side. I love color and texture, I wanted my audience to know that. I want brides to know they don’t have to have that traditional white cake. It’s ok to have fun with their chosen wedding colors. I wanted the color and the cake texture to pop the most.”

From Ashley with TR Floral: “I wanted to use florals that spoke to all seasons – nothing too bright nor dark. I wanted the main focus to be on the yellow/gold florals such as the parrot tulips, the peonies, the butterfly ranunculus and the copper beech (since it was a ‘golden hour’ shoot). You can never go wrong with a classic peony.” 


Find even more inspiration in our upscale editorials here, or browse through our styled shoots here and have fun daydreaming. Cheers!

Chinoiserie-Filled Wedding Inspiration at The French Farmhouse Venue

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Bright, springy and oh-so-chic, this chinoiserie-filled affair at The French Farmhouse Venue brings some fresh wedding inspiration to the table. The talented Sami Kathryn Photography captures light and airy shots in and around the venue property that make us fall in love with its European accents. the natural, rustic touches of The French Farmhouse Venue bring so much charm while ceramic chinoiserie vases of all shapes and sizes bring romance and class to every wedding scene. They make a stunning centerpiece for a tablescape laden with opulent gold flatware, crisp ivory linens, and other décor from Loot Rentals that totally elevate this styled wedding space. This bride models a classic glam makeup look by Tease to Please Hair and Makeup featuring a clean brown smoky eye and a timeless red lip and an elegant low updo – the perfect wedding look to pair with an ethereal off-the-shoulder Lillian West gown from WED Bridal Boutique that fits her like a glove. A full spread of decadent charcuterie in sweet shades of blue is all the convincing we need to replace the meal at our next event with small bites as yummy-looking as these. There are so many swoon-worthy details throughout this chinoiserie-filled wedding inspiration that we could never choose fav0rites. Keep scrolling to see it all for yourself. Cheers!

Photo // Sami Kathryn Photography


Connect directly with The French Farmhouse Venue here. Still on the hunt for more? Check out all our styled shoots and curated wedding inspiration here.

Go Behind the Scenes with DFW Planner Dr. Delphinium Designs

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If you’re perusing Brides of North Texas, chances are you’ve already gotten a taste of how overwhelming wedding planning can be. Don’t get us wrong – the process can be FUN! But thank goodness for professional wedding planners like Dr. Delphinium Designs + Events who can come to the rescue when we’re faced with a blank slate and endless choices. Their passion is pulling everything together seamlessly and beautifully!

Today, we’re going behind the scenes with the dynamic team at Dr. Delphinium to explore their planning process and learn a few secrets along the way. Take a look at the gorgeous photos below, captured by Opal & Onyx Photography at The Cliff House, and see what Dr. Delphinium’s team has to say about the way they approach their work!

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On their planning process:

“Our planning process starts with getting to know our clients through an intentional setting meeting to discover their vision and goals for the day. Through learning their priorities we tailor our services to best serve them and provide support throughout the planning.”

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On where they draw inspiration:

“Our inspiration primarily comes from our clients. Though we draw inspiration from years of design experience, nature, art and every day joys, our clients inspire us to use those tools to creatively develop an aesthetic and plan of action for their dream day. ”

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On the best part of the job:

“We love getting to share and bear witness to such special moments in our clients’ lives and helping them fully enjoy those moments in every way we can.”

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Looking for a planner, designer or stylist for your North Texas wedding? Send a message to Dr. Delphinium’s team via their vendor profile!

2021 Wedding Trends We’re Currently Loving

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The world of wedding trends is ever-changing, and we’ve seen firsthand how nothing, not even a global pandemic, can slow that down! There are a few wedding trends that are catching our eye this season so we compiled three of our most favorites – plus, local North Texas wedding vendors that can help you steal the look for your own affair. From bespoke balloon installations to the cutest way to get your Prosecco fix, there’s an addition for any wedding, even if you thought your vendor roster was already full. Let us walk you through a few of this season’s top 2021 wedding trends! Cheers!

Trend: Balloon Installations

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Sweet Elegance Events

“Ultra modern boho chic! Industrial mesh metal backdrops and luxurious custom color balloons are now taking over the bridal industry and have quickly become a wedding staple!

Featured Photo // Dayna Renee Photo | Also Pictured: Event Stems Floral, The Schoolhouse

 

Trend: Grand Exits

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PrestoTechnics

Something we’ve been doing a lot of this last year is grand exits using our cold-spark, sparkular machines. The great thing about this style is that we have the ability to have the effect go multiple times. This gives the photographer practice shots ahead of time and ample opportunity to capture the perfect image.”

Featured Photo // Haley Rynn Ringo Photography | Also Pictured: Shelton’s Fort Worth, Dove Ridge Vineyard, Blossoms on the Bricks

 

Trend: Lighting Effects

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Time Matters Entertainment

“I’m a firm believer that lighting affects the mood and experience of your event. Event lighting can enhance your venue and make your florals pop. Pinspotting the cake, bars and lounge areas creates a romantic restaurant-like feel allowing you to turn down the house lights and make your guests comfortable.”

Featured Photo // Courtesy of Time Matters Entertainment

 

Trend: Custom Playlists

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DJ Jason Esquire

“Playlists have always been popular. Ever since cassette tapes, we’ve been labeling, ‘Rad Mix’ on the front and making our own compilations. Whether it be for working out or even cleaning the house, we can make a playlist for anything, and everything really should have its own soundtrack! With services such as Spotify, you can customize your own soundtrack for whatever you’d like. These days couples are finding Spotify to be a perfect tool to build playlists for various parts of their wedding week such as getting ready, cocktail hour or even party songs. As a DJ, it’s always great seeing exactly what people listen to to give me a good idea on what to include as I mix music throughout their reception.”

Featured Photo // Kristen Dee Photography | Also Pictured: The Venue at 400 North Ervay, Lindsey Zamora Events

 

Trend: Mobile Bars

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Bubbles and Brews Dallas

“Modern couples are prioritizing the guest experience when planning their weddings. Mobile bars provide a next level alternative to a standard bar. These unique bars provide top tier service, high end chilling and tap capabilities with an interactive experience that guests love sharing and photographing. Our bars are always the most talked about and memorable experience at any wedding or event.”

Featured Photo // Jamee Photography | Also Pictured: Something Pretty Floral, Four Seasons Dallas


Find even more inspiration in our upscale editorials here, or browse through our styled shoots here and have fun daydreaming. Cheers!

Planning 101: Wedding Bouquet Shapes + Sizes

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If thinking about wedding florals has you overwhelmed, you’re not alone! Not sure where to begin? Well, first – we recommend seeking the expertise of an experienced DFW wedding florist who can help you dream up something amazing – but beyond that, start by thinking about the type of bouquet you’d like to carry! Knowing these main types of wedding bouquet shapes and sizes can help you decide on an overall floral vision for your big day. Let’s get to it!

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We’re breaking down eight major types of bridal bouquets you’ll see in today’s weddings to get you inspired and help you narrow down which type you’re drawn to most. Whether your style is more traditional or more whimsical, the perfect wedding bouquet awaits!

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Round Wedding Bouquet Shapes + Sizes

Round: Just like the name implies, round bouquets are nice and spherical, and typically consist of either one type of flower or a monochromatic palette, if multiple florals are used. Often, the stems are wrapped in a silk ribbon that coordinates with the wedding’s color scheme. Classically chic and super-traditional, round bouquets have been popular for decades upon decades!

Biedermeier: A spin on the usual Round bouquet. Think concentric circles, each circle comprised of a different type of flower, and often with the stems exposed.

Pomander: For the bride who’s not afraid to buck the trends, the pomander bouquet is like a little basket of joy – a floral ball of happiness with a handle, carried similarly to a purse! Comprised of florals + greenery, these can work for bridal bouquets but are more typical for bridesmaids and flower girls, as they’re usually slightly smaller.

Posy: If minimalist is more your style, consider a posy bouquet. With less greenery and mostly petals of a similar color, posy bouquets pack a punch in a smaller package and make for a beautiful classic look. Another great bridesmaid style, as well!

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Whimsical Wedding Bouquet Shapes + Sizes

Hand-Tied: Meant to look organically gathered and tied in a simple manner with looser ribbon, fabric or even twine (as opposed to using wire to create a tighter appearance), hand-tied bouquets can feature multiple types of florals and greenery and are a great way to incorporate multiple colors, especially if you’re going for a boho or garden-style wedding.

Cascade: A dramatic vertical shape makes the iconic cascade bouquet an eye-catching statement-maker. Popular in the 1980s but making a giant comeback in today’s modern weddings, a cascade bouquet’s steams are hidden and appears to flow downward – an excellent way to accentuate a dress with an amazing train!

Freeform: While most wedding bouquet shapes tend to be more vertical in nature, freeform bouquets are often more horizontal, are loosely tied with gorgeous ribbon and often incorporate gorgeous greenery, a wide variety of flowers with varying stem lengths, and are perfectly imperfect – purposefully asymmetrical and imbalanced. One of our favorite ways to WOW with flowers!

Nosegay: Like the Posy, Nosegay bouquets are smaller, hand-tied bouquets that also work well for bridesmaids, and tend to feature more greenery, rather than being petal-heavy. A joyful arrangement that can work for multiple seasons and styles!


Now that you’re an expert on the most popular wedding bouquet shapes and sizes, it’s time to nail down your top favorites and meet with a florist. Here’s our list of local faves for you to peruse! Plus, read our complete floral guide here for even more tips and advice on wedding flowers. Happy planning!