by: Lauren

There’s nothing quite like a surprise proposal, and Christmas is the best time of year for it! I had a project that I had to do showcasing an engagement ring and proposal ideas (coming soon!) and as I was dreaming up concepts with Amber Veatch Designs, I said, “Hmm, it would be awesome if we could do a real proposal. I wonder if I know anyone who is going to propose soon.” After a few phone calls, I had my soon-to-be groom, Chris, on board and a “story” for the bride-to-be, Cayleigh, telling her that I needed some holiday photos of a couple “cutting down a Christmas tree” for the blog. Amber got to work designing what the celebratory setup would be, while Brittany Bishop Photography planned out the logistics of how the session would go up until the proposal!

We ended up tying the ring to a tree, alongside an ornament that read “Marry Me”, and Amber created a cozy, holiday inspired picnic setup for the newly engaged couple to celebrate and revel in their excitement. You can see how everything panned out below- and congrats to Chris and Cayleigh!

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This was so much fun to put together, and it was truly an honor to provide a memorable experience for this couple! Congrats again Chris and Cayleigh, and congrats to any other recently engaged couples too!

 

VENDORS WHO MADE IT ALL HAPPEN…

Photography: Brittany Bishop Photography // Props & Design: Amber Veatch Designs // Location: Kandy Kane Christmas Treeland



by: Lauren

A glamorous black, white, and gold color palette was the perfect way to play up the elegance and drama for Danae and Ricky’s Miami wedding.

They knew they wanted to keep the day simple, and elegant, and The Palms Hotel & Spa on Miami Beach was the perfect space for them to achieve this look. From a crisp modern style and a hint of sparkle allowed them to allow the details of their day shine. Enjoy the elegance captured by Kristy & Vic Photography!

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We love how this couple chose to find inspiration in their venue when it came to their design. Keeping in line with the colors and style of their space gave them the ability to really shine.

VENDORS WHO MADE IT ALL HAPPEN…

Photographer: Kristy & Vic Photography // Planner: Carlos Velez of The Palms Hotel & Spa // Florist: Port and Palm Co // Venue: The Palms Hotel & Spa Miami Beach // Hair & Makeup: Marz Makeup and Hair // Wedding Dress Retailer: La Vie en Blanc // Wedding Dress Designer: Romona Keveza Legends // Videography: Anchor Weddings



by: Lauren

With simple and classic touches, and a pop of pink brought in through the floral design, Stephanie and John’s Dallas wedding was understated yet beautiful, captured by Magnolia Adams Photography.

From the first meeting with Stephanie and John, I knew these two were madly in love and so ready to celebrate! After seven years of dating, these two couldn’t wait to get married. They jumped head first into planning their beautiful summer wedding, and with about six months to make it all happen, they smartly enlisted the assistance of Chancey Charm Weddings.

With art filled walls, colorful hanging glass sculptures, and a large cavernous space, we love that Stephanie and John chose a minimal and classic design. It created a timeless look that fit the style of Dallas Museum of Art beautifully, no matter what art was being displayed. A playful pop of bright pink within the bouquets and blooms added a subtle hint of color, perfectly complementing the bridesmaids in a soft blush pink. Stephanie described her style as easygoing, simple, elegant and natural, and we love how the simple details throughout the day allowed the space to really speak for itself. Oh, and you absolutely do not want to miss Stephanie’s gorgeous reception dress!

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We love how this couple used their space within the museum, and creating a long headtable placed perfectly under the hanging blown glass artwork. By doing this, they added so much visual interest to their set-up by using the beautiful works of art that they were surrounded by.

 

VENDORS WHO MADE IT ALL HAPPEN…

Photographer: Michelle Leach of Magnolia Adams Photography // Wedding Planner: Liz Ise for Chancey Charm Weddings // Florals: A&L Floral Design // Wedding Cake: Panini Bakery // Paper Goods: Pink Champagne // Entertainment: LeForce Entertainment // Makeup: Lip Service Makeup // Ceremony Venue: St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church // Reception Venue: Dallas Museum of Art



by: Lauren

A colorful and playful style was the heart behind this look in the 12 Days of Christmas Tabletops series. Bold pops of color, shimmering ornaments, and an elegant upgrade to child-like details makes this a Christmas “kids table” that we’re jumping to sit at!

Playing off the “V” formation in flight patterns of geese, Ashton Events and Treasury Rentals played with geometric shapes within the design as they hit the mark with today’s 6 Geese a Laying theme. Make sure you catch the details behind this cheerful design captured by Jenna Nicole Photography.

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Emily from Treasury Rentals:

“When deciding to incorporate geometric shapes and “V” patterns, we knew we had just the pieces! We chose our Copper Wren chargers and Copper Geometric Diamonds as the grounding pieces of decor from our collection. The Wren Chargers a modern and fun, while adding in a repeating “V” pattern, and building off this style brought us to adding in our copper flatware, standard white plates, and a pop of pink on the salad plates. Pairing our bright pink goblets tied in the varying pink hues in this playful design.”

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Laura from Ashton Events:

“An explosion of color was a fun way to make this table really stand out, and we love how easily you could create something similar for your own table for Christmas dinner, in this palette or any color pairing you prefer. Creating a centerpiece with a copper lantern filled with pink metallic and glittery bulb ornaments, paired with geometric shapes and bright yellow taper candles, we were able to create a simple and eclectic look for our table. We wanted to make sure that the pink in this design didn’t make the table feel overly feminine, and incorporating the kiwi green linen and pops of yellow created a very playful and child-like tablescape.”

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We are big fans of bright and bold colors around here, so we are obviously loving this style. Now, just if we could snag some of those macarons from Katara Confectionery that gave a pretty pop of blue on the plates.

What do you think? Would you take the leap to a colorful Christmas tabletop?

Make sure you catch all of the other looks in this series as we celebrate the countdown to Christmas Day!

VENDORS WHO MADE IT ALL HAPPEN…

Photography: Jenna Nicole Photography // Florals + Design: Ashton Events // Tabletop Rentals + Design: Treasury Rentals // Linens: Nuage Designs, Inc. // Venue: Haus 820 // Macarons: Katara Confectionery