A Tuscany inspired wedding

This Tuscany inspired wedding is so dear to me. Meredith + Josh, their family and their trust in our team is the epitome of why I started my planning + design business. With her mother and father living in California, she need full-service assistance to pull together her day. Josh proposed in Napa Valley and California was near and dear to them both, so it only made sense to bring that Napa/Old World feel to them in Fort Worth. While most might just see Fort Worth history in the walls of the Ashton Depot, we felt that it’s historic marble floors and towering arched windows could definitely take on a different transformation. So we set to work designing a soft, romantic scene that would tie the two very different places together.

First we started with her ceremony which took place in the terrace of the Ashton. We wanted to emphasize the beautiful, natural greenery that already adorns the space along with a beautiful stone water feature. We kept it natural, free flowing on the floral arch and paired with native grass and greenery planters to enclose the space making it feel like a garden.

And what guest can resist a glass of champagne to greet them on a beautiful Texas Spring day?! Guests sipped while they waiting for the processional to begin.

Moving into the ballroom, we chose pale dusty blue linens and florals heavy in organic greenery, soft creams, white and hints of dusty blush blooms. A draped entrance provided a simple, yet statement entrance.

The father of the bride’s favorite Padron cigars were a must so our team made sure to set a beautiful spread for him and all his guys!

VENDOR TEAM

Planning & Design | Grit + Gold | Floral Design | The Southern Table | Makeup + Hair | Something-You | Venue | The Ashton Depot | Paper Goods | Press Paperie | TableTop Rentals | Posh Couture Rentals | Furniture Rentals | Bella Acento | Linens | La Tavola | Photography | Shannon Skloss | Cake + Cookies | Loft22 | Band | Jonathan Moody | Draping | Quest | Escort Wall Rental | Sugar Creek Vintage |  Lighting | Beyond | Calligraphy | Pretty Post | Transportation | Premier + Romantic Remembrances | Videography | Candelight Films | Photobooth | The Pretty Booth |

Julianna + Woody’s wedding at the Laurel

VENDOR TEAM

Planning + Design| Grit & Gold | Florals |The Southern Table | Dress| Bridal Boutique of Lewisville |Hair + Makeup | Eunice Bang | Cake | Loft 22 | Band | IDT | Venue | The Laurel | Photography | Young B | Lighting | Harry Photo| Catering | Bravo | Furniture Rentals | Rent My Dust + Celebrations | Linens | La Tavola | Invites | Minted | Calligraphy + Escort Display | Pretty Post Calligraphy

Sarah & Kyle’s dreamy wedding at The White Sparrow Barn

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Sisters are the best.  They can help you with your homework. Guide you with your wardrobe. Maybe even fudge the truth with your parents if needed.  And sometimes, they will even introduce you to your future groom. Which is exactly how Kyle met Sarah.  Sarah was good friends with Kyle’s sister Ashley.  Sarah had hung out with the family on so many occasions that his mother even started to introduce Sarah as “the girl I want Kyle to marry.”   So after a few subtle hints from the family, the two started dating after Ashley’s wedding.

Kyle went all out for the proposal.  Taking it back to where it began, where his sister got married.  A tree wrapped in twinkly lights and a table filled with her favorite flowers and photos of the two of them. Of course she said yes and was surprised again after her family and friends appeared for an engagement party.

Fall being their favorite season; it wasn’t hard for the couple to decided on an October wedding.  And even with the White Sparrow still under construction, no paint on the walls, Sarah immediately fell in love with the place. It would fit perfectly with their palette of burgundy and blush and give the space a whimsical, romantic feel.

The bridesmaids were glamorous in a deep merlot while the groomsmen looked so handsome in their navy suit and both provided a stark contrast to the complete white of the venue.  All eyes were on Sarah as she made her way down the aisle in her Justin Alexander dress and delicate floral crown. Their favorite bible verse was featured at the altar and hung between two wreaths.

After the ceremony, family and friends hit up cocktail hour for the mimosa bar and mini quiche while the ceremony space was completely transformed for the reception.  Runners of greenery, flowers in rich hues, gold chargers and an array of candles made the space feel more intimate and gave the romantic feel Sarah was looking for.

The breakfast theme was continued at the reception with chicken and waffles and biscuit sliders. Plates were cleared and tables moved so guests could tear up the dance floor.  The dessert table was a sight to behold.  A colorfully painted background highlighted a variety of desserts including macaroons, mini pumpkin pies, mini s’mores, and cheesecake bites.  Family and friends were gifted honey from the bride’s uncle before sending off the newlyweds in sparkler tunnel.

VENDOR TEAM

Floral | Holly Viles | Photography | Dyan Kethley | Venue | The White Sparrow Barn | Cake and Treats | Layered Bake Shop|  Paper | Clara Doyle Designs | Linens | La Tavola | Tabletop Rentals | Posh Couture Rentals | Catering | Macklins | Entertainment and Lighting | Uptown Sound | Hair and Makeup | Brittany Jones | Gown | Bridal Boutique Lewisville

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Aimee + Casey at The Modern Fort Worth

Aimee and Casey are the dream clients! They were completely trusting of the Grit + Gold team to develop and execute their full planning and design. It’s evident from the outcome that those that can let go and enjoy the process end up with the most beautiful details, moments and memories!! Thank you both for letting us work with you on such an amazing event! We love you and wish you all the happiness this world has to offer.

Planning & Design | grit + gold | Photography | apryl ann photography | Furniture rentals | juniper rentals | Paper & Invitations | caroline creates | Ceremony | st patricks cathedral | Reception | the modern fort worth | DJ | astounding sounds | Calligraphy | harts & quills | Transportation | bowtie vintage classics | Floral | r love floral | Linens | la tavola | China & flatware and villa white chairs | posh couture rentals | Cakes | cakewalk bake shop | Photobooth | pretty deer booths | Makeup & Hair | something you makeup | Videography | splendor films |

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Villa Inspired Bride and Maids Shoot

I have been swooning over these images for months now and FINALLY get to show them off! Our team designed this tabletop concept for The Brides of North Texas’ Fall/Winter issue that hit the stands today! I am so proud to have worked alongside some of the most talented people in the business to bring this concept to life. Our design was inspired by the architecture of this private residence, a Charles Dilbeck designed estate originally built in 1938. Check out our images and of course the behind the scenes video by Splendor Films below.

http://vimeo.com/channels/splendorfilms/99843773

 

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Design and Planning: Grit + Gold | MUA: Natalia Issa | China/Glassware/Chairs: Posh | Linen: La Tavola | Florist: Kate Foley | Paper: We Plus You | Photography: Charla Storey | Rentals: Posh and Gold Dust Vintage | Bridal Dress: Neiman Marcus | Maids: De Ma Fille | Cake: Sugarbee Sweets | Videographer: Splendor Films