Archives for August 2012

Preppy couple, Lauren & Justin at Hall of State

They don’t live in Texas but when Lauren and Justin decided to tie the knot, they got here as fast as they could. The setting was the magnificent historical Hall of State at Fair Park. The beautiful blushing bride wore a Mori Lee design purchased at Terry Costa in Dallas while her bridesmaids looked beautiful in navy colored dresses from JCrew. The groom and his men wore suits from JCrew and Joseph A Banks with alternating bow ties or neckties, adorned with little sailboats from Vineyard Vines.
If I were to describe this wedding in a few words, it would be a nautical prep romance. From navy striped details, mini sailboats escort cards, and lanterns, a wonderful nautical vibe was created. Yet, a touch of prep and romance with bow ties, blush tone florals, and silver tea set centerpieces. It was personal and sweet with mini pecan pies, the groom’s favorite, and monogrammed cookies as treats for guests. Other details include a custom carved monogram for guest signing, and one very cool vintage Chevy Pickup departure with ribbon wands.
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Venue: The Hall of State at Fair Park
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Linens: BBJ Linen
Catering: Food Glorious Food
Cake: Frosted Art
Pecan Pies: Uncle Willies
Vintage Cake Buffet Piece & Lanterns: Period Charm
Silver Sets: Rent My Dust Vintage
Monogrammed Cookie Favors: Sweet Face Cookies

On Cloud Nine with Bows and Arrows and nbarrett photography


When we pulled together to think up the Cloud 9 shoot, it was a must to incorporate all things heavenly. We wanted soft textured touches in the floral and details throughout to give a feel of floating on a cloud. From the hanging tabletop to the lush floral cloud above, this shoot encompasses all that is whimsy and romantic. Yes that is an actual cloud!! A dreamy, predominate white background was chosen while weaving gold and hues of pink all in an ombre’d effect. A dip dyed muslin runner was DIY’d and pooled on each side of the table, which coordinated so lovely with the cascading ribbons from above. Both tying beautifully into a matching ombre invitation suite. And you cannot fail to notice the wonderfully constructed floral head piece, bouquet and cotton boutonnières. Desserts were carefully chosen and display the soft touches and flavors of a croquembouche cake, mini waffles, staked crepe cake, meringue puffs, and mini cotton candy puffs. Our cute couple played and laughed while sipping from their “Love Floats”.

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Venue~The Nuvo Room | Catering~Culinary Arts | Coordination~Grit +Gold  | Rentals~Period Charm | Photography~nbarrett Photography | Hair and Makeup~La Bichette | Flowers~Bows & Arrows  | Stationary~Southern Fried Paper | Bakery~Layered | Videography~I Do Cinematics