Ranch Wedding by Katherine O’Brien Photography

POSTED IN Hill Country, Real Weddings

One day a food blogger decided to get married and her photographer was kind enough to give us a glimpse of her fantastic nuptials. Katherine O’Brien sent us these images from this Red Corral Ranch wedding and we could not be happier.  A beautiful bride, a fantastic venue, scrumptious food and a blue grass band–what more could you ask for!  Check out all of the delicious eye candy in our gallery or just start scrolling!

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If you’ve researched weddings at all you are probably familiar with the “first look” wedding trend–where the bride and groom see each other before the ceremony . I love the “first look” concept, but if you’re not too keen on breaking tradition, the “non-look, first look” is a great way to connect with your intended before ceremony while still keeping tradition.

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And this ladies and gentlemen is what pure happiness looks like!

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This cake–I want to continue to stare at it and eat it all at the same time.  Sophie’s Bakery did an amazing job.

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From Katherine O’Brien PhotographyKatie & Michael had the sweetest family wedding out at Red Corral Ranch. We love working with Christina from Wedding Warriors, she always makes the day run so seamless and perfect! Katie’s a food blogger so Royal Fig was a perfect fit for her wedding ! They also had the BEST new blue grass band at their reception for fun & funky dancing for all ages. Cheers to Katie & Michael and their many more delicious meals together !

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Photography ~ Katherine O’Brien Photography | Makeup Artist ~ Belle Mariee | Floral Designer ~ Petal Pushers | Ceremony & Reception Venue ~ Red Corral Ranch | Rehearsal Dinner Venue ~ Red Corral Ranch | Caterer ~ Royal Fig Catering | Event Designer ~ Christina Lewis of Wedding Warriors | Ceremony Music ~ Arundel Ensemble | Cocktail Music ~ Tony Morris | Reception Music ~ Wood & Wire | Cake Designer ~ Sophie’s Bakery | Sound ~ Altared WeddingsSubmitted via Two Bright Lights

 

 

Classic Pink Wedding by Anna Smith Photography

POSTED IN Dallas, Real Weddings

Calling all of my tradition-loving brides, this next wedding is for you!  Traditional and beautiful–this classic pink wedding embodies all things timeless.  The church ceremony and the ballroom reception were the perfect backdrop for these traditional nuptials.  Anna of Anna Smith Photography was the lucky photographer to capture such a beautiful event.  Check out all the gorgeousness in the gallery.  And after you do that, hop on over to Anna’s blog to truly understand how fabulous she really is.Anna Smith Photography Anna Smith Photography Anna Smith Photography Anna Smith Photography

Belo Mansion is stunning venue for a wedding.  It has the look of stately home and the capacity to hold  several hundred guests.  This venue should be on every Dallas bride’s shortlist.Anna Smith Photography-classic pink wedding Anna Smith Photography Anna Smith Photography Anna Smith Photography-classic pink wedding Anna Smith Photography Anna Smith Photography Anna Smith Photography-classic pink wedding

This image has got to be my favorite.  Darn you Anna Smith for making me want to cry!

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From Anna Smith PhotographyClassy, stunning, sophisticated. Those three words would best describe Alison & John’s wedding. To say I enjoyed photographing this gorgeous event would be an understatement. Everything from the dress, to the flowers, to the venue, to weather – it all seemed to flow together for the bride and groom that day. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Dallas has the prettiest stained glass windows, and the Belo Mansion is just one of the most stunning wedding venues in Dallas. The flower arrangements filled the room with the lovely smell of roses. The wedding cake was out of this world. I especially loved John’s final surprise to Alison with the horse carriage send off. This was truly a timeless and beautiful kind of a day, and I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I did!

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Photography ~ Anna Smith Photography |  Wedding Coordinator ~ Laura Hendricks of  Stardust Celebrations | Cake Designer ~ Frosted Art Bakery | Ceremony Venue ~ St. Luke’s Episcopal Church | Reception Venue ~ Belo Mansion | Reception Music ~ Tommy Alverson | Floral Designer ~ Susan Graham Designs | Bridal Dress ~ Watters | Submitted via Two Bright Lights

 

Relaxed Hill Country Wedding by Addison Studios

POSTED IN Hill Country, Real Weddings

Addison Studios sent us images from this relaxed Hill Country wedding and we screamed with excitement.  With the gorgeous Rancho Mirando as your backdrop, your wedding is bound to be publish worthy.  I am in love with every element of this affair.  This couple found the perfect mix of chic and sophisticated while still maintaining a relaxed, comfortable vibe.  Check out even more gorgeous images on our gallery and on Addison Studios’ blog.  Let’s dive in!

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I wan to jump for joy over this bride’s entire look! It’s so befitting of a yoga instructor, don’t you think–naturally glamorous! Rae Cosmetics did a stand up job with her hair and make-up.

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I love the idea of “living” favors.  These succulents will be a reminder to wedding guests of this joyous celebration and will “live” for as long as the guest chooses to keep them alive.

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Wild Bunches should get a round of applause for these gorgeous arrangements!  Whenever anyone questions the ability of floral arrangements to elevate the entire look of a space make sure you show them this post.

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From Addison StudiosClassic. Relaxed. Elegant. Morgan & BJ’s wedding reflected the personality of their relationship. The bride, a yoga instructor in Austin, chose a gorgeous gown that flowed as she walked over the pink and orange rose petals towards her handsome husband-to-be. The groom, an avid fisherman, decided his cake should reflect that. So fun! Overall, it was a warm and inviting occasion. Outdoor breezes and positive energy as the sunset at this venue overlooking the hill country.

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Photography ~ Addison Studios | Transportation ~ B.L.I. Shuttle | Catering ~ Central Market | Cake Designer ~ Classic Cakes by Lori | Hair Stylist ~ Rae Cosmetics | Event Planner ~ Texas Hill Country Events | DJ ~ Texas Pro DJ | Floral Designer ~ Wild Bunches | Ceremony & Reception Venue ~ Rancho Mirando | Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Houston Library Wedding by Civic Photos

POSTED IN Houston, Real Weddings

All of the book lovers out there are going to love this next wedding! The bride decided on a non-traditional venue for her wedding and held her nuptials at the Julia Ideson Building of the Houston Public Library.  What an awesome idea!  I have never been shy of about expressing my love for non-traditional venues.  I honestly believe they can make the most amazing backdrops for a wedding–and this wedding definitely does not disappoint.

Houston Library Wedding by Civic Photos
Houston Library Wedding by Civic Photos

The shoes and the clutch are enough to make me want to be her best friend just so I can borrow them!

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Houston Library Wedding by Civic Photos
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The rich mahogany hues of the library lend so well to her purple and burgundy color palette.  And the gold accents are everything!

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These super-cute couple portraits of the newlyweds in the library stacks are simply adorable.

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Check out even more beautiful images of this Houston library wedding on the Civic Photos website.

Photography ~ Civic Photos | Ceremony & Reception Venue ~ Julia Ideson Library | Cinematopgraphy ~ Click Photo & Video | Cake Designer ~ Who Made the Cake | Event Planner ~ Mary Rios Events | DJ ~ DJ Rob G | Linens & Coverings ~ Swift & Company and R.E. Event SolutionsSubmitted via Two Bright Lights

Pflugerville Wedding by Rebel with a Camera

POSTED IN Austin, Real Weddings

Get yourself ready for this gorgeous peach-infused affair!  Rebel with a Camera captured this Pflugerville wedding and it is all things elegant and peachy.  The Plantation House served as the backdrop for the beautiful ceremony and reception.  Let’s get ready and dive into this affair.

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Your wedding is bound to be gorgeous when you start off with Vera!

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This first look photograph is stunning and I am sure the couple will treasure it for years to come.  Couples really should consider embracing this new tradition of the bride and groom seeing each other prior to the ceremony.  It usually results in unforgettable moments and photographs.

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Those are real peaches…dipped in glitter!  Talk about a memorable, elegant yet inexpensive decor element!  It just shows you that adding a glamorous design element to your wedding tablescape does not have the be expensive.

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From Rebel with a Camera…Fan and Chris held their wedding at The Plantation House in Pflugerville, Texas (just outside of Austin). Their wedding was over the top beautiful! From the Vera Wang gown to the custom designed cake, this wedding had so many personal elements. Their wedding colors of peaches and golds were so suited for this venue. There were peonies, garden roses, and big fluffy hydrangeas everywhere. The groom’s mom brought Moon Pies – a Chinese tradition – and a few were placed at each table for guests. There was also a traditional Chinese tea ceremony that was so precious. The groom’s mom had taken floral arranging classes before the wedding and arranged several of the guest tables herself. With Margot Blair Floral and Chris’s mom working together, no two tables shared the same flower arrangement. Since there was so much peach and white, a softly defused green shade of uplighting was used to keep the fresh look and give an unexpected color surprise around the room. It was the perfect touch! Actual peaches with gold glitter were used on each table to hold the table numbers. The cake was custom designed to match the colors of the wedding, the ruffles on the bride’s dress, and the bride’s love of purses (notice the Chanel style markings on the middle tier). Simon Lee Bakery did an outstanding job of executing the design! Fan and Chris really loved to dance and were out on the floor the whole night.

Photography ~ Rebel with a Camera | Caterer ~ Crave Catering Austin | Floral Designer ~ Margot Blair Floral | Cake Designer ~ Simon Lee Bakery | Ceremony & Reception Venue ~ The Plantation House | Event Planner ~ Yellow Umbrella Events | Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Hill Country Wedding by Jennifer Lindberg Weddings

POSTED IN Hill Country, Real Weddings

Classic, fun-loving, romantic–this Hill Country wedding is the perfect blend of so many desired wedding elements.  Jennifer of Jennifer Lindberg Weddings captured this lovely affair.  I adore how the wedding design incorporates so many natural elements but still remains upscale and elegant.  Get ready to unpack all of this wedding goodness.

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Hill Country Wedding by Jennifer Lindberg Weddings
Hill Country Wedding by Jennifer Lindberg Weddings
Hill Country Wedding by Jennifer Lindberg Weddings

All of this lace is style perfection–the dress, the shoes, and the cathedral-length veil bring so much romance and sophistication.

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The deep blue bridesmaids dresses and the pop of yellow from the flower arrangements are the perfect compliment to the neutral color palette provide by the Escondido Golf and Lake Club.

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The ceremony space is stunning!  This just shows you how far having a naturally beautiful backdrop can go.  The architecture and colors in the golf club building provide a ceremony backdrop that rivals some of the most elaborate I have seen.

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The natural elements (the burlap, tin vases, etc.) are a great contrast to the sophistication of the wedding.

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I absolutely adore this exit shot–fireworks and a golf cart–how precious!  Check out even more wedding goodness on Jennifer’s blog.

 

Photography ~ Jennifer Lindberg Weddings | Cigar Roller ~  Bobalu Cigar Company | Ceremony Music ~ Dallas String Quartet | Event Coordination ~ DFW Events | Ceremony & Reception Venue ~ Escondido Golf and Lake Club | Reception Music ~ Groove Labs and Suede – John Lockhart | Cinematography ~ Mason Jar Films | Floral Designer ~ Petal Pushers | Rentals ~ Posh Couture Rentals | Make-Up ~ Rae Cosmetics | Whiskey Provider ~ Rebecca Creek | Cake Designer ~ The Cake Plate