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Romantic Wedding Inspiration in an Old Textile Mill

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Charla Storey

First things first: today’s shoot has some beautiful photography by Charla Storey, no doubt about that. Secondly, we completely understand why Grit + Gold wanted to get first dibs on having an inspiration shoot in The BRIK on the verge of their grand opening. This place has such a lovely blend of industrial, modern, and vintage, and those wide open spaces are perfect for crafting whatever tablescape styles to your heart’s content. Which is exactly what they did! With superb floral work from Oh Deery, they transformed this textile mill-turned-epic wedding venue into a romantic spot, complete with a vintage-style wedding dress, gauzy fabrics on anything that would stay put, and yummy eats.

vintage wedding dresses - photo by Charla Storey http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-inspiration-in-an-old-textile-mill

From the wedding planner, Grit + Gold: When this team hears about a new venue on the brink of opening, what do we do? We pull a fab team together and christen the place. The BRIK, an old textile mill with raw wood floors, shabby white brick walls, and huge windows lends the perfect formula to create the most romantic of settings. I wanted to style several food displays in the shoot to really give the images living and breathing qualities rather than just perfectly staged displays. I wanted it to feel as though each image was interactive with the audience. Something that the person looking at it would relate to. Possibly the reminiscence of a grandmother or watching mom prepare a table at home with a great spread of food. Then taking those emotions and infusing them into a bride’s most important day.
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Charla Storey

Event Design, Styling, and Planning

Grit + Gold

Floral Designer

Oh Deery

Venue

BRIK

Wedding Dress

a&bé

Hair and Makeup

Something You

Wedding Cake

Whisk Until Sweet

Tabletop Rentals

DH Collection

Furniture Rentals

Rent My Dust

Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods

Letter Love Studio

Hunter Green and Berry Engagement Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Ben Q Photography

It feels like spring is right around the corner, and it’s shoots like this one from Ben Q Photography and Grit + Gold that make us hope it gets here ASAP. In this styled engagement, the bride-to-be wears a hunter green patterned gown and flowers in her hair, with a simple braided ‘do we can’t wait to copy for ourselves.

hunter green and berry engagement inspiration - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/hunter-green-and-berry-engagement-session

From the event designer, Lottie of Grit + Gold: The shoot’s design and details all evolved from the Sachin & Babi Noir dress worn by our soon to be bride. Soft and romantic lace linens used for our tablesetting set a nice background so that our floral would really pop. We pulled in terracotta tones in our dishware and napkins which complement the Texas terrain so nicely. A simple noir setup for all those wine lovers who love to picnic. We kept the bouquet and chair details all natural with various greenery, again letting her dress be our floral and detail focus.

watercolor art print - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/hunter-green-and-berry-engagement-session

green wedding dress - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/hunter-green-and-berry-engagement-session

braided wedding hair - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/hunter-green-and-berry-engagement-session

romantic tablescape - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/hunter-green-and-berry-engagement-session

tablescape inspiration - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/hunter-green-and-berry-engagement-session

terra cotta floral inspiration - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/hunter-green-and-berry-engagement-session

pink wedding details - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/hunter-green-and-berry-engagement-session

tablescape inspiration - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/hunter-green-and-berry-engagement-session

individual wedding cake - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/hunter-green-and-berry-engagement-session

peach wedding details - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/hunter-green-and-berry-engagement-session

green wedding dress - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/hunter-green-and-berry-engagement-session

hunter green and berry engagement inspiration - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/hunter-green-and-berry-engagement-session

unique wedding ideas - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/hunter-green-and-berry-engagement-session

mini chocolate cake - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/hunter-green-and-berry-engagement-session


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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Ben Q Photography

Event Design, Styling, and Rentals

Grit + Gold

Floral Design

Oh Deery

Venue

Cedar Hill State Park

Dress

Sachin & Babi Noir Dress

Hair and Makeup

Meg B

Mini Cakes

Peyton of Grit + Gold

Stationery

Watercolor Detail “Tiffany Licona”

St Patrick’s Day Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Nine Photography

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, all! We’re about to run off to dye our drinks green and don our finest emerald apparel, but before we do, I wanted to leave you with this inspired shoot from Grit & Gold and Nine Photography. Stylist Lottie Fowler whipped up an intimate dinner with touches of emerald, gold, and some woodland creatures (you might spy a glittery deer or two), and not to mention a beverage station with Guinness and Bailey’s Irish Cream!

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st patricks day weddings

From the designer, Lottie of Grit & Gold: We wanted to do a very authentic approach to the tradition of Saint Patrick. With a lush Irish influenced tablescape, the focus was to sophisticate this celebration without the typical overload of shamrocks. We went with a color palette in emerald, gold, and turquoise. Subtle touches of Irish here and there are found throughout from the woodland creatures found in bell jars, homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream and Guinness station, gold painted beer steins, and lucky horseshoes.


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Shoot Location: Fort Worth, TX / Photographer: Nine Photography / Design and Coordination: Grit & Gold / Design and Styling: Jen Rios Design / Floral Design: We + You / Hair and Makeup: Beauty and the Blush / Shoot Venue: The Main Social / Rentals: Rent My Dust / Chocolates: CocoAndre / Paper Goods: Caroline Creates

Winter Woodland Wedding Ideas

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Photos by:

We know Christmas is just around the corner, so we’re here to spread a bit more holiday cheer. Artist collective based out of Dallas, Grit and Gold put together this incredible ‘winter woodland’ inspiration, complete with evergreen branches decorating the chairs and a fun sled photobooth backdrop. Thank you Couture Events by Lottie, Nine Photography and We + You Studios for the gorgeous party inspiration!

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woodsy christmas ideas

From the designer, Lottie: This is the first shoot in our new design studio with our Grit + Gold team. Inspired for Christmas, our shoot’s setting and feel was winter woodsy. Touches of antlers can be found throughout from stationery and centerpieces, to the unbelievably beautiful antler and floral head piece. We had fun designing the setups which included a cocoa display and champagne bar. The sweet treats were the perfect feel of handmade goodness that evokes the feeling of “home”.


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woodsy christmas ideas

antler party decorations

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apple place settings

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floral wedding crown

woodsy christmas ideas

floral wedding crown

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winter bride outdoors

winter bride outdoors


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Shoot Location: Dallas, TX / Design Studio, Shoot Design and Concept: Grit and Gold / Event Designer: Couture Events by Lottie / Photographer: Nine Photography / Flowers: We + You Studios / Hair and Makeup: Something-You / Wedding Cake: Stir Crazy / Mantle Backdrop: Pretty Deer Booths / Props: Creative Collective Fort Worth / Vintage Rentals: Rent My Dust / Custom Wood Tree: Cafe Con Leche / Paper Goods: Caroline Creates / Videographer: I Do Cinematics

Handcrafted Dallas Wedding

DIY Weddings

Photos by:

Today’s wedding by Grit and Gold dream wedding team Nine Photography, , Couture Events by Lottie is one that warms our hearts to the core. Newlyweds Diana and Miguel honored the bride’s father with various homages to him throughout the day, and made their wedding an event that was perfectly suited to who they are as a couple.

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From the bride, Diana: If I had to describe our day, I would have to define it as artistic/DIY. We tried to involve ourselves with everything! We are the type of couple that like to place our hands in all projects. We wanted it to feel like we were walking into “our” world :) wanted our family and friends to know from the time they received the Save the Date & invite to the end when we did our finally farewell, that they felt us.


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For the wedding, we designed and made all the “save the dates” and invitations, marquee letters of our initials that actually lit up!, paper pinwheels that were hung everywhere but mainly on our altar wall that was installed outside for the ceremony, cake pop holders that we stamped our faces on, made a life size (8 feet) replica of our wedding invitation and hand painted it, made some colorful lanterns that hung above our table (reminded me of my dad, he was a painter so I used the paint swatches that are at Home Depot to cover them), wooden banners that hung to highlight different areas during the reception, made the guys’ boutonnieres and girls’ bouquets.


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We wanted to place a little something special we did in honor of my dad. We wanted to have him with us throughout our wedding and feel his presence and this is how we did it. Like I mentioned earlier, he was a professional interior painter so we used paint swatches from home depot to make the lanterns that hung over our tables, used his rocks that he collected throughout his life for the table number holders, my brother that walked me down the aisle with my moms wore his cowboy boots and cowboy hat like he would have worn, and the paint swatches were used as the seating chart too!


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Make it your own!!! Make it unique!!! If you have the time and energy then DIY the heck out of it! You will see yourself throughout the wedding during your magical day and feel like it truly is yours. We loved hearing the comments of our wedding afterwards “it was so y’all!” “I felt like we walked into your home” “It was so unique!” Many brides I know find it easier to just get the “package deal” which works great for some but many later come to find out that they didn’t have an attachment to their wedding and it just felt like “another wedding” but placing yourselves into the planning and making of will give you that connection! Use your family and friends for help!!! I know this area I did have trouble with because I felt like I was going to be a burden but honestly they are willing and most of the time waiting for the invitation! So ask away! Most importantly!!! Always grab your newly hubs and during your reception take the time to step back and see allllll of the beautiful faces of your family and friends smiling and celebrating your new life! then think “We did this.”


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newlyweds first dance

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bride and groom getaway
marquee letters DIY


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Wedding Music:
Groomsmen’s Processional: “Love and Happiness,” Al Green
Bridesmaids’ Processional: “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” Jennifer Hudson
Bridal Processional: “One and Only,” Adele
Recessional: “Enur,” Calabria ft Natasja

We had two first dances, both a surprise to one another:
Mine to him: “Escandalo,” Marc Anthony
His to me: “She’s Royal,” Tarrus Riley

Wedding Location: Dallas, TX / Design Team: Grit and Gold / Wedding Photographer: Nine Photography / Event Design and Styling: Couture Events by Lottie / Wedding Flowers: / Wedding Venue: Hickory Street Annex / Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven “Bushel and Peck” / Bride’s Shoes: ModCloth / Wedding Caterer: The Black-eyed Pea / DJ: DJ Killtron / Mariachi Band: Sol de mi Tierra / Rentals: Swanky Couch