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Hickory Street Annex Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Nine Photography

Stephanie and Glenn’s wedding is a Dallas dream come true: beautiful flower design, some rustic chic and naturally some plain old glamour thrown in. No detail was left out here thanks to the A-team talents of floral designers Bows & Arrows, stylists After Yes Weddings, and Nine Photography behind the camera. Make sure you don’t miss the show-stopping cake from Sugar Bee Sweets!

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From the bride, Stephanie: From the beginning, we knew we wanted our wedding to feel romantic and relaxed with a little glitz and glamour sprinkled in. Our families envisioned something traditional, and we wanted something a little more unique. We tried to create a day that really captured both aesthetics. Our venue, Hickory Street Annex, was a perfect location for our reception. It is a blank palette that can be transformed into everything you envisioned for your day. We used cafe lights and chandeliers to give the rustic venue, the soft, romantic feel we were going for. Ultimately, we wanted the day to feel like a big party celebrating the start of our lives together, and I think we accomplished just that.

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orange wedding boutonnieres

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orange ranunculus boutonnieres

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Since we had a spring wedding, I decided to go with a palette of pastels. Our official colors were mint, peach, rose and gold. I focused on Mint/Peach/Gold throughout our decor and used the flowers to bring in the rosy-pink color. After scouring Pinterest, wedding blogs, and magazines, I had a massive list of DIY projects I wanted to take on. I ended up editing it down to the hand full of projects I knew wouldn’t stress me out too much and that I could actually complete! Some of my DIY projects included: streamer curtain backdrops for the head table, cake table, and Instax photo guest book area; I designed/created chalkboard-inspired drink menus for each side of the bar; signs for the guest book table and the glow stick table; hanging sign behind the cake table; peach colored mason jars to hold the bouquets; biscotti favors with custom labels (with the help of my Grandma); hanging ribbon/sequin escort card display.

indoor wedding ceremonies

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fringe wedding signs

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gold table numbers

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One of my favorite memories from my wedding day was getting to sneak a few minutes alone with Glenn to eat dinner together. It was nice to just take a deep breath and be in the moment with each other. Another favorite would have to be all of the speeches. The best men were on point, my sister was sweet but also hilarious, and my dad’s speech was perfect. Last but not least, I loved being able to hang out with my mom, sister and friends at the hotel while we got ready for the wedding. The day couldn’t have been more perfect.

pastel wedding decorations

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pastel wedding decorations

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pastel wedding cakes

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pastel wedding flowers

What advice do you have, if any, for brides planning their wedding day now? I think if I could go back and give myself any advice, it would be to enjoy every moment of the process… even the stressful ones. The time will fly by, so be present in every moment. And when you get stressed, just concentrate on all of the exciting new adventures ahead of you and your guy… or the relaxing honeymoon you are about to take! :)

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newlyweds first dances

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light stick getaways


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Wedding Music:
Seating of Families: “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” Johann Sebastian Bach
Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Bride’s Processional: “Prince of Denmark’s March,” Jeremiah Clarke
Recessional: Hornpipe from Water Music, George Frideric Handel
Newlywed Entrance: “Somebody to Love,” Queen
First Dance: “Where You Go,” Charlene Soraia
Father/Daughter Dance: “My Little Girl,” Tim McGraw
Mother/Son Dance: “My Wish,” Rascal Flatts
Secret Last Dance Alone before exit: “Sea of Love,” Cat Power

Wedding Location: Dallas, TX / Photographer: Nine Photography / Event Design and Planning: After Yes Weddings / Flowers: Bows & Arrows / Ceremony Venue: Royal Lane Baptist Church / Reception Venue: Hickory Street Annex / Wedding Dress: Lazaro via Stardust Celebrations / Veil: Vera Wang / Wedding Shoes: ShoeMint / Earrings: Nadri / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: BHLDN / Groom and Groomsmen’s Suits: Suit Supply / Men’s Ties: Solid Color Neckties / Wedding Caterer: Gil’s Elegant Catering / Desserts: Sugar Bee Sweets / DJ: Ryan Lee of Astounding Sounds / Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods: Rebekah Disch Designs / Art Print on Invitation: Michelle Armas

Technicolor Cinco de Mayo Wedding

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Nine Photography

We can hardly believe it ourselves, but Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner! One reason we love this holiday so much is because it always seems to come jam-packed with color, just like we see in this shoot put together by Grit+Gold, We + You Studios, and Nine Photography. And who doesn’t love a hardy dose of technicolor wedding ideas?

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Shoot Location: Dallas, TX / Photographer: Nine Photography / Event Design: Grit+Gold / Floral Design: We + You / Hair and Makeup: KOgirl by Tia Vang / Desserts: Esperanzas Breads/Cookies / Rentals: Rent My Dust / Papel Picado: Ay Mujer / Paper Goods: Caroline Creates / Transportation: Bowtie Vintage Classics

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

Wedding Design

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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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christmas dessert tables

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christmas green decor

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antler party decorations

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floral wedding crown

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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

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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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animal mask favors

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colorful wedding candy

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yellow cake pops

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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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