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Bohemian Dallas Wedding

Garden Weddings

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Sarah Kate Photo

Today’s wedding shot by Sarah Kate Photographer, is the ultimate in bohemian style: a gorgeous boho bride with a beautiful outdoor ceremony under the trees. Newlyweds Alex and Michael planned their wedding in only five months (are you as shocked as we were?), and the bride gave her new husband a disco ball as his wedding gift! We also love the darling parade of flower girls and ring bearers during the processional and the wild florals by Bows and Arrows.

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From the bride, Alex: When Michael and I got engaged in January, we initially discussed getting married in October. However, with Michael finishing up school in Boston and an impending move to California in late June, we thought it would be best to move the wedding to early June. Most people thought it would be wedding suicide, but Michael and I were totally willing and excited!

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natural bridal halo

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fuchsia wedding flowers

colorful bright boutonnieres

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The venue, being the first most obvious step, ended up being the easiest step for us. My parents moved into a house with a breathtaking diamond-in-the-rough backyard. When I saw it two years ago for the first time, I knew immediately that I was going to get married there. Because the venue was outdoors with completely untamed shrubbery and a 300 year old oak tree, I knew immediately that the feel of our wedding would be romantic, whimsical, and natural with a little disco twist. My Mom and I started planning straight away. I always knew that our wedding would be mostly DIY considering how creative and hands-on my Mom and I both tend to be. It was very important to me to have the wedding reflect both mine and Michael’s personality and I think in the end we definitely accomplished that.

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It was truly more that we could have imagined; Michael calls it “make-believe.” Everything that we imagined came true in that big backyard. The huge oak tree stood taller than ever with rows of white wooden chairs in front and the shower of flower pedals at the base. The handmade dance floor on the opposite side of the yard glistened with fairy lights and my wedding gift to Michael, a huge mirrored disco ball, hung above it all. My favorite detail would have to be the oversized birdcages filled with ridiculously beautiful flowers and foliage. The idea came from my Mom within the first week of our planning and our amazing florists brought it to life.

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It’s a weird feeling having something that you worked so hard on for so long be over in one day. Sometimes I wish I could have been a guest attending and observing our wedding just to take in all the details and ambiance. Then again, being the bride is the best spot. Not only is all of this OUR wedding but I had the best seat in the house. I had the love of my life in front of me and all our friends and family smiling back at us. I am beyond blessed and I wouldn’t trade any of it for the world.

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bride and groom toast

naked wedding cake

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al fresco wedding reception

bohemian bride dancing

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bride garter toss

short wedding reception dress

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Wedding Location: Dallas, TX / Wedding Photographer: Sarah Kate Photographer / Wedding Flowers: Bows and Arrows / Wedding Dress: Watters / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew / Hair and Makeup: Al Tidwell / Groom’s Suit: Theory

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Plan My Wedding Please

Ever since I was in grade school, I was obsessed with my penmanship. I would not turn in my homework until it was perfect; it drove my mom crazy! I practiced writing every chance I had and eventually fell in love with this art form. Little did I know, it would be the reason I would fall in love with the wedding industry.

Plan My Wedding Please exists to make every wedding and event magical. My role as wedding planner and calligraphy artist, as cliche as it sounds, is to make your wildest dreams come true. From the little details in signage and invitations, to the big details in wedding gowns, caterers and florals, every detail is important. Every young girl dreams of her wedding day, and I am here to make those dreams become reality. I look forward to working with you!

Nicole Presley, owner, is available for wedding planning throughout the United States and sends paper goods worldwide.

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New Year’s Wedding Inspiration Table

Wedding Design

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This tablescape designed by Spread Love Events is one delicious set of wedding inspiration, perfect for a New Year’s Eve nuptial. Shot by Rebecca Amber Photography and with gorgeous florals by Celsia Florist, this beyond chic, modern romantic table is making us go gaga over every little detail!

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black white stripes wedding

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From Ashley of Spread Love Events:If Kate Spade and Pottery Barn planned a party together, we imagined it might look a little something like this! We dressed up our table in dots, classic stripes and gold, and Celsia Florist blew us away with the gorgeous floral arrangements of peonies, anemones and ranunculus. We designed the stationary and chalk board to carry through the theme, bringing a whimsical element to this elegant and luxurious table setting. The chairs and bench were collected from our favourite Vancouver local design store, The Cross (aren’t the carved chairs amazing?). And as a special gift to all the brides we go the chance to visit with at the show, paperwhite bulbs were packaged in hand stamped muslin bags with instructions on how to let them grow. It was a fun day filled with gold, gorgeous blooms and blushing brides to be.

Styling and Stationery: Spread Love Events / Flowers: Celsia Florist / Photography: Rebecca Amber Photography / Chairs & Bench: The Cross Decor and Design

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MG Hair and Makeup

MG Hair and Makeup is the nation’s award-winning, premier on-site hair and makeup service. Whether for a large bridal party or just the bride, we travel to you wherever you are getting ready for your big day. We also offer in-home blowouts, hairstyling and makeup for engagement photo shoots, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, and other special occasions when you want to look your best.

They were inducted in The Knot’s Best of Weddings Hall of Fame and chosen as the Editor’s Pick for The Knot Best of 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 for New York, New Jersey, Hudson Valley, Minnesota, Chicago, DC/Maryland/Virginia, and Long Island. Their work has been featured on CNBC, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, People Magazine, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, Loverly, Brides Magazine, Inside Weddings, New York Magazine, Ceci New York, Carats & Cake, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Every Last Detail, Black Sheep Bride, Aisle Society, Equally Wed, 2Brides2Be, One Fine Day, World Bride Magazine, Bridal Pulse, Bridal Guide Magazine, Real Simple, Dose, Pure Wow, Gilt Group,, The Knot LIVE, The Knot’s national and regional magazines, The WeddingChannel, WeddingWire, WEtv’s Get Married, Girl Meets Gown and David Tutera’s My Fair Wedding, TLC’s Randy to the Rescue and Curvy Brides, the national tour of Unveiled Wedding Event, The Knot’s Dream Wedding and the runways of NY Bridal Fashion Week.

MG Hair and Makeup also sponsors beauty nights for Covenant House’s homeless teen mothers program, participates in Tim Tebow’s Night to Shine special needs prom, and gives to various local charities.

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San Francisco Conservatory Wedding

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With well over four years blogging beautiful wedding after beautiful wedding, I’m yet to come across a more perfect venue to get married than a place called the Conservatory of Flowers. The name alone exudes romance and whimsy! Andrea and JJ’s wedding captured by the talents of Delbarr Moradi was just that, with a pinch of modern and a dab of vintage. This foodie couple chose their favorite cheeses to make some yummy centerpieces!

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From the bride, Andrea: We really wanted our wedding to be 100% reflective of us. Our personal style is a little vintage, a little modern, and a little non-traditional. We wanted to show our appreciation to our family and friends who were able to make it and have it be as comfortable and fun for them as possible. We lived in Seattle for a few years before our wedding and it holds a very dear place in our hearts. We wanted to pay homage to the city by incorporating some of our favorite things like cheese, salami, and coffee.

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Our biggest DIY project was curating all of our centerpieces. We knew we didn’t want to do any floral centerpieces , due to the cost, so we had to get creative. We absolutely LOVE cheese and salami so we figured why not edible centerpieces! We bought $200 worth of natural slate from Lowes and we hand broke, washed, and sealed all of them. We adhered wooden feet and felt pads to all of them so they would be at varied heights. We also asked Fork & Spoon to get our favorite Salumi Salami and Beecher’s cheese for the centerpieces. We added a few of our other favorites and garnished with Cornichons, grapes, and olives. We absolutely loved them! We also were beyond lucky to have our cousin’s hand-make some treats for us. Dave and Amber McAuley made Cousin’s Beer that we served at the bar, and Genny McAuley took some of the beer and made homemade mustard as our favors. It was the most amazing gift =)

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Start early, stay organized, and have fun! When we started the wedding planning, I promised myself that I would stay completely present and enjoy the entire process. It is meant to be fun and exciting, not stressful. I started a spreadsheet and to do list and just started chipping away at it. I equated it to moving. You find yourself in a room full of boxes and its a little overwhelming trying to figure out which box to start with first, but once the first one is opened everything just starts falling into place.

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newlyweds during reception

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Wedding Music:
Prelude and Seating of the Parents: Sort of, Ingrid Michaelson
Processional: Welcome Home Reprise, Radical Face
Recessional: The Times They Are A-Changin’, Bob Dylan
Entering the Reception: Carried Away, Passion Pit
First Dance: Pianoman, Billy Joel
Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Dance: Had to Say I Love You in a Song, Jim Croce
Last Dance: Lean on Me, Bill Withers

Wedding Location: San Francisco, CA / Wedding Photographer: Delbarr Moradi / Bride’s Shoes: Betsey Johnson / Wedding Invitations: Oliver Hutton, screen printed at Forth Rite Printing / Day-of-Coordinator: I had an unbelievable day-of contact through my caterer, Fork & Spoon Productions, LeAnn Rascke / Florist: LeAnn at Fork & Spoon hand-made all of our bouquets, boutonnieres, and accent flowers / Wedding Venue: Conservatory of Flowers / Wedding Dress: Melissa Sweet Dora, purchased it at Glamour Closet / Makeup: Benefits Cosmetics, Suzette / Bridesmaid Dresses: Eel & Ermine / Groom’s Suit: JCrew, knit tie from Lit Knit / DJ: NorCal Pro Sound / Wedding Caterer: Fork & Spoon Productions. Wine and appetizers prior to the ceremony, tray-passed drinks and appetizers during cocktail hour, and a three-course dinner. The three options were: Alaskan Halibut, Meyer Ranch New York Steam, and Brenwood Corn and Bellwether Farms Cannelloni / Cake Topper: Knotting Wood / Transportation: Uber Car / Linens: La Tavola Linen

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Callista & Company

Callista & Company offers personalized planning and design services for beautiful weddings and events around the world. With meticulous and organized coordination, warm and attentive support, as well as custom and creative design guidance, we create stress-free events that showcase your unique vision. Our team provides the highest level of service and showcases strong relationships with leading venues and renowned professionals to ensure you have an exceptional team on your side.

We are a consultant and collaborator, working with you to ensure your dream day becomes a reality. Callista & Co. offers advice and personalized
recommendations based on years of experience and etiquette studies, while always considering your specific preferences.

Callista & Co. is a boutique company taking on a select number of events per year to ensure every detail is planned to perfection and every client receives the dedication they deserve.

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