Archives for July 2017

Hailey + Christian | BRIT

Hailey & Christian came to our team with a little over 4 months to pull together their perfect day. Finding a venue that would fit the couple’s edgy modern style proved to be a bit difficult because of our short time frame. That was until we thought of the PERFECT venue that many don’t know about in the Fort. The Botanical Institute of Texas next to the gardens can be rented for private events. With great architectural lines and overgrown greenery walls, it has a similar feel to the Modern or the TRAC in Dallas. With a fabulous team and creative concept we transformed the venue entirely. Our ceremony took place on the prairie which is a plot of land with native flowers and Texas grasses. An overgrown tree towered over the couple as they exchanged their vows. Afterwards guests headed indoors for dinner and dancing. We started with draping the entire facility. We would turn the entrance/foyer into dancing and band setup. Then the exhibit areas would be for dining. Our biggest installation was to drape the entire staircase in organic cascades of moody toned floral. The was definitely a WOW moment for all to enjoy. Another great detail was the vertical lighting installation over the large floor to ceiling window that overlooked the prairie. As the sun set and guests danced the night away, the lights created a fun, party atmosphere. Modern and moody details can be found throughout from the bold floral detailed invitation suite to the cake and romantic guest tables in slate, mixed metallics with over abundance of candlelight. The party went late into the night where surprise treats from Salsa Limon and The Beignet Bus were well received by guests. Then to top the end of the night, a cute little pedicab took the couple away as fireworks shot off in the distance. It was a magical night indeed!!



Full Design + Planning | Grit & Gold | Floral | The Southern Table | Dress Retailer | Bridal Boutique – Lewisville | Hair + Makeup | Lux Machine | Cake | Loft 22 | Band | Icehouse | Venue | Botanical Research Institute of Texas | Photography | Amy Zumwalt | Tabletop Rentals | M&M Special Events |  Transportation | Premier | Ceremony Musicians | European Ensemble | Paper | Press Paperie | Furniture Rentals | Bella Acento | Draping | Quest | Lighting | Beyond |Catering | Trio | Videographer | Peyton Frank | Photo Booth | Matt + Julie | Ceremony Chairs | TLC | Signage | Pretty Post Calligraphy | Send Off Transportation | Go Green Taxi – Pedicab

Kimber + Jeffrey | Private Ranch

Kimber + Jeffrey’s Texas private ranch wedding was indeed a dream! The rolling hilltops and river views, Texas never looked prettier. The event took place on their family’s ranch along the Guadalupe River named Rio Verde. The beautiful cedar cross at the altar was actually built by the groom and where he got down on one knee and asked Kimber’s hand in marriage so the sentiment was so important. It was beautifully paired with mahogany chairs and lush back of the aisle floral. Draping and floral was installed at the iron gate leading to the ceremony so that our beautiful bride could have her proper entrance down the aisle. Maids wore soft muted taupe and extended house party in navy. Blooms were in jewel tones to lend complement to the native flower terrain of Texas and particularly their ranch. Once these two kissed and sealed the deal, they headed over to their beautiful Sperry tent reception. With a floral embellished entrance to the tent, the guests were greeted with a jazz band and creatively crafted cocktails. Our bridal cake and pies were the couples favorite local bakery there in Boerne Texas. We were so lucky to be leading the design and planning for this amazed couple! Thank you for having us! It was truly an honor to plan and design your custom private ranch wedding.


Full Design + Planning | Grit & Gold | Floral | Oh Deery | Dress Retailer | Weddings by Debbie Houston | Maids Dresses | Show me your Mumu | Hair + Makeup | Jax Studio | Cake + Pies | Bumdoodlers Boerne | Band | Soul Machine | Venue | Family’s Private Ranch | Photography | Tracy Enoch | Tent + Rentals | Whim |  Transportation | ETI | Ceremony Musicians | Monte Strings and Jazz | Paper | Wabash Stationary | Calligraphy | Pretty Post |Catering | Peached Tortilla |


Elizabeth + Brian | Omni Fort Worth

When planning and designing Liz + Brian’s big day, we knew we had to pull out all the stops. This couple exudes classic beauty and opulent style. They have a deep love for Fort Worth and live at the Omni Residences. We helped in the planning of the proposal which took place in their wine cellar so of course, once Liz said yes… the planning began! The wedding party got ready at the Omni and our couple held their first look in the beautiful zen garden. After they had their intimate reveal, they headed over in their Rolls Royce to First Christian Church, the oldest church in FW.

A beautiful ceremony took place and our favorite moment was the trumpet piece playing as Liz made her way down the aisle. Brian is a classically trained trumpeter so nothing was spared for the entrance of his beautiful bride. After tying the knot, all guests headed back to the Omni Hotel where they would enter a ballroom with the aroma of fresh floral. We draped the entire ballroom and suspended a beautiful floral chandelier over our all white dance floor. Custom floral walls with acrylic overlays would direct guests to their assigned seats while butlers passed champagne alongside champagne towers. Our palette was simple, white, gold and greenery. Simple colors but big bold details. Every turn you took, floral was lush and furniture was exquisite for their Omni Fort Worth wedding.

Brian is the President of Best Maid Pickles, founded right here in the Fort and Liz hails from Philadelphia. We had so much fun infusing personalized nods with a Fried Pickle + Philly Style Pretzel cart as late night snacks. These two danced the night away in the finest of style and ended with everyone on the dance-floor for a confetti end.


Full Design + Planning | Grit & Gold | Floral | GRO | Dress Designer | Rosa Clara Bridal | Hair + Makeup | The Salon FW| Cake | Loft 22 | Band | Emerald City | Ceremony Venue | First Christian Church | Photography | Shannon Skloss | Reception Venue | Omni Fort Worth | Transportation | Premier | Ceremony Musicians | European Ensemble | Paper | Press Paperie | Calligraphy | Pretty Post | Dancefloor Rental | DFW Dancefloors | Tabletop Rentals | Posh Couture | Furniture Rentals | Bella Acento | Draping | Quest Drape | Videography | Splendor Films | Photo Booth | Bokeh Booth |