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No words, you guys. Rolling hills for days, a vineyard, a Clydesdale, and A CASTLE? If you’re dreaming of high romance and whimsy, look no further than the amazing team that put this shoot together! From the Old World charm of The Farm at High Shoals, to the design and planning genius of Heather Benge Events and the stunning florals by Thorne & Thistle with Flowers by Yona, the elegant romance of this inspiration will take your breath away. And we’re the luckiest that the incomparable Lindsey LaRue was on hand to expertly capture every gorgeous detail.

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This golden wedding inspiration complete with a Clydesdale horse took place at what looks like a modern day castle. Set on rolling hills beside a vineyard, The Farm at High Shoals offers an incredible backdrop for this inspiration full of texture, dusty blues, and romantic details.

The bride wore a netted lace gown and floral headpiece, the cocktail tables were adorned with blue linens and apple filled centerpieces, and the reception table overflowed with a jaw-dropping centerpiece that grounded the watercolor calligraphy table runner. An incredible team of vendors helped bring this inspiration to life.

Photographer: Lindsey LaRue // Planning & Design: Heather Benge Events // Flowers: Thorne & Thistle with Flowers by Yona // Stationery/Calligraphy: Made to Flourish // Venue: The Farm at High Shoals // Styling Details: Love Birds Vintage // Makeup: Lovetta Beauty // Hair: Diondria with Lovetta Beauty // Gowns: Ashley & Justin Bride // Cake: Sweet Peeps Bakery // Rentals: Oconee Events // Linens: Party Crush Studio // Models – Bride & Groom: Joanna & Hunter Lanier // Models – Bridesmaids: Monica Pendlington, Hannah Lee Yoder // Horse: Classic City Clydesdales

 

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Melissa and Evan’s wedding at Triunfo Creek Vineyard and Ranch House, a sprawling property in Malibu, CA, abundant with rolling green lawns and mature oak and sycamore trees, was destined to be amazing by the venue alone. But when you add a beautiful bride and groom, multiple adorable flower girls, elegant white and pink florals by Unique Floral Designs, over-the-top gorgeous are the only words that are adequate to describe. The creative genius behind the design and planning is our own GLW Collective Member Callista & Company and we think you’ll agree they knocked it out of the park. The perfect day was captured in these stunning photos by JennaBeth Photography. Enjoy!

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Summary from Callista and Company:

Melissa and Evan are a quintessential Californian couple with classic taste and the most genuine love for one another. Their guest book was one of my favorites, drawing inspiration from the vineyard setting and using an assortment of wine bottles labeled with milestone anniversaries. On each anniversary, Melissa and Evan will break open a bottle to reveal the notes inside.

Not many things could steal your attention from the gorgeous bride and groom, but Melissa and Evan’s seven adorable flower girls definitely managed to share in the spotlight on the wedding day. I truly felt part of their large and loving family when planning the wedding, and my gratitude to JennaBeth Photography for capturing it all so beautifully!

Design & Planning: Callista & Company // Photography: JennaBeth Photography // Floral Design: Unique Floral Designs // Stationery:  Franny Bee Designs // Venue: Triunfo Creek Vineyards // Dress:  Mon Amie Bridal Salon // Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Cake: Doan’s Bakery // Catering: Command Performance // Hair & Make Up: Shannon-Ashlea Joyce (Bride’s Hair) / Natalie Darling (Bride’s Make Up) / Delia Smith /Corinne Viruet // Music: Vox DJs // Rentals: A Rental Connection // Videography: Burkart Studios // Bartending: Liquid Catering

 

If you’re looking for the warm and charming romanticism of a country wedding, look no further than this oh-so-pretty inspiration shoot designed by Leslie Dawn Events. Their reminiscences of sweet mornings on the farm are reflected in all the soft and flowy elements. They chose gorgeous neutrals in the elegant stationery by Sarah Rodriguez Graphic Design and the exquisite florals by Sax Romney.  As our luck would have it, Alixann Loosle Photography was on hand to capture all the lovely details.

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From Leslie Dawn Events:

So many of us have memories of visiting a farm with the smell of hot baked apple pie drifting  through the countryside and fresh eggs on the table as the early morning sun broke through the clouds. There was something so comforting and also romantic in the early hours of the day.

We wanted to design a wedding concept reminiscent of those early mornings on the farm. We chose a muted palette of neutrals and brought in fresh baked goods. We wanted to convey a sophisticated and soft farmhouse style with slight rustic elements that created a charming and romantic backdrop.

Photographer: Alixann Loosle Photography // Planning and Design: Leslie Dawn Events // Florist: Sax Romney // Invitations: Sarah Rodriguez Graphic Design // Venue: Antelope Island // Cake and Dessert: Flour and Flourish // Hair and Makeup: Brynn Thomas Makeup // Dress: Natalie Wynn Design // Suit: Urbana Custom Suit // Models: Chloe and Shideler Bennett

 

Leigh and Nick knew they wanted to get married somewhere unique in Dripping Springs, Texas, and Prospect House checked all their boxes. They also included tons of personal details including having a close friend design all the paper goods, Leigh’s cousin giving a “toast and blessing,” and her stepsister officiating the ceremony. Getting married right after Thanksgiving, they didn’t necessarily want the wedding to be Christmasy but they decided to include a few touches, such as the mistletoe on the dinner plates. Wild Sky Events captured the spirit of this fun couple in the planning and design of their wedding, and these gorgeous pics snapped by Lisa Woods Photography are certain to inspire more brides to embrace the idea of a holiday wedding!

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What made the wedding special and unique?

We knew wanted to get married in Dripping Springs. Ages before we got engaged I went to lunch with an old friend who let me know she had opened a wedding venue out in Dripping off Fitzhugh Rd. The next time we drove out to his parents’ house I asked if we could go see the venue. At the time it was under construction, and we weren’t even engaged yet. I immediately fell in love with Prospect House because it’s so beautiful and unique but also the personal connection we had that our friends owned it and it is just a couple miles down the road from his parents’ house. I cannot imagine getting married anywhere else.

 

Rebecca, one of my best friends, created the drawings and all the invitations, stationery, menus, programs, and a special map for the room drops. Everyone thought I paid gazillions of dollars to hire a calligrapher. She did such an amazing job.

At the rehearsal dinner we created a “how well do you know the bride and groom” word find that was a big hit and a lot of fun. It was super intimate and that’s where we had all the speeches. We didn’t do any speeches at the wedding but my dad gave a toast. I liked only doing speeches at the rehearsal, much more personal.

At the rehearsal dinner my father-in-law even performed “Going to the Chapel of Love” but they changed the words to “going to the prospect house.” Everyone had a copy of the lyrics and they surprised us! My father-in-law is also a BIG beer brewer and created an amazing beer for us, we still have the tap. We called it “Sam’s Very Special Beer for Very Special People”

My stepsister married us, and did such an amazing job creating a ceremony that represented us. It wasn’t corny but super personal, hilarious, and gave everyone a glimpse into who we are as a couple. It was one of the best moments of my year telling my stepmother that I was going to ask her daughter to marry us. She was so touched and it was such a special way to bring so many families together. I’ve had several people ask me, “who was the person who married you and can I have her information?” because they want her to marry them!

Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it! 

I bought it at Houston Bridal Gallery; it’s Essence of Australia. I wanted something to match the antique family heirloom veil I wore as my “something old.” I was determined to spend as little as possible on the dress, but I ended up splurging (a little). My best friend took me shopping with my mom and a couple other friends. She couldn’t be there on my wedding day (she had a baby the following day) so it was so special she was there to pick out the dress with me. After patiently letting me go to the discount places, I said I’d be okay with 5-6 of them. She insisted we go to one more place and try on just one more dress and that was the one!

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal? 

  • My cousin (who I’ve always been super close to) always said the blessing growing up. We’re not religious, but she wrote us a special “toast and blessings” for the wedding that was so special. She’s a great artist and wrote it down for us to frame. One of my favorite keepsakes from the wedding.
  • I loved our guest “poster.” Even though we didn’t get married outside where we wanted it was a great way to really remember and picture everyone being there.
  • We had a friend who is a great bartender make a special signature cocktail that was delicious!
  • We got married the week right after Thanksgiving. I didn’t want it to be “Christmas” but we added a few fun touches. My favorite was the mistletoe sprig on all the plates!
  • I loved the little wine decanters we used on the bottles, we gave them away as favors to a few special people.
  • Surprise First Look: I was devastated because it rained and that meant we had to do a “first look.” I had wanted it to be old-fashioned. But we had to, so instead we did a “surprise” first look. Nick didn’t know but I did. I came up behind him and poked him. I wanted him to have some awesome reaction for pictures, but I think he was just so stunned he didn’t know how to react. The pictures turned out so-so of the moment itself, but I’ll never forget how hard my heart was beating! It was even better to do it that way because I still got my “surprise” and it calmed our nerves to see each other beforehand. We got some great photos too!
  • My girlfriends and I rented an awesome house in Zilker Park to get ready, and had a bridal luncheon there that Friday. It was such a great way to get everyone together, almost like a second bachelorette party. It was the hub for the weekend and everyone stayed there. So much more personal than a hotel.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

When I went to put Nick’s ring on, and saw that he was wearing the watch I had bought him as a wedding gift. I wasn’t sure he had opened it, and I was terrified it wouldn’t fit. It was such a special surprise to see him wearing it in that moment.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

We worked together at a software company. I was in sales and he was my account manager. I always thought he was handsome, and had so much respect for him and trusted him. Since we worked together I kind of just didn’t look at him that way. We started hanging out more and more, going to lunch and so on. Then one really rough day we went for drinks after work and he basically moved in the next day. He proposed on a trip to NYC to visit my sister for Thanksgiving. We had been walking all day and he insisted we walk all the way from SOHO to the Hudson River because “he felt claustrophobic.” I was honestly kind of annoyed because we had walked 13 miles that day, but I didn’t make a fuss. Thank God I didn’t! When we got to the water, he asked if we could sit, which didn’t even seem funny to me because we were so exhausted. Then he popped the question. He was so nervous he was holding the ring so tight and I had to pry it out of his hands!

 

Leigh & Nick from MoonLit Weddings on Vimeo.

Planning and Design: Wild Sky Events // Photography: Lisa Woods Photography // Invitations and Day of Stationery Rebecca Ewing //  Florals: Exquisite Petals // Venue: Prospect House // Gown: Essence of Australia // Salon: Houston Bridal Gallery // // Makeup: Lavish Beauty // Cake: Sweet Treats Bakery // Catering: Royal Fig Catering // Videography: Moonlit Weddings // Ceremony Music: Terra Vista Strings // DJ: DJ Gatsby

 

If you’re looking for “A Moody and Modern Twist on Fall,” that is exactly what you will find in this stunning shoot by Tamara Gruner Photography and Promise Event Planners. The deeply colored florals with pops of white ranunculus and blush roses in the florals designed by Yonder Floral & Décor House, and the non-traditional black china table settings are certain to inspire the contemporary bride with dreams of a fall or winter wedding. We’re obsessing over the beautiful details that this gifted team brought together, and we think you will too.

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Inspiration from Payton (Promise Event Planners): This shoot was inspired by my parents’ wedding china. My parents were married in Texas in 1990. While everyone was registering for classic white and blue or floral china, my parents decided on this modern, onyx black hexagon set. They were way ahead of their time and passed along their love of black to me.

From the china, we built a dark colored and modern mood for the shoot. We went for blacks, deep emerald greens, with pops of white, and assorted metals. I have a love for combining contrasting design styles. We combined modern clean lines and shapes in a natural and organic space at Cottonwood Glen.

Through the medium of film, Tamara Gruner Photography effortlessly captured each image while taking her time to get the perfect shot. Her eye and use of natural light and fine art style was a compliment to the modern styling that blended in contrasting harmony.

House of Yonder created a textured bouquet of dark lush greenery and fall foliage with soft touches of blush garden roses and white ranunculus. The spilling organic centerpiece gracefully complimented the mid-century modern style table, wood slat chairs, and wooden tapered candle holders. The black champagne flutes were complimented by the green crystal goblets. They also provided the lounge setting staged in the middle of a field.

 

The stationery suite by Stefanie Hofmeister was comprised of a black origami inspired folded invitation. The opening of the invite revealed a modern script and organic polka dotted pattern. The envelopes were a contrasting black with white calligraphy. Stefanie added in touches of glimmering copper to tie in the metallic touches.

The models have a remarkable story of their own. The couple met on a styled bridal shoot years ago. While pretending to be a couple in love and displaying their chemistry, they fell for each other during their shoot. The rest is history. They are now married with two beautiful children. Their real-life love shined through in the photos more than we could have imagined. The groom wore a classic black suite with a polka dotted black bow tie. The bride adorned a two-piece gown from Emma & Grace Bridal. The modern constructed bodice met the flowy bottom to create a sexy yet ethereal bridal look.

Using my parent’s actual china in the shoot was something that was so personal and incredibly special. This shoot was a breathtaking combination of opposites that came together to create something so beautiful and seamless.

  

Photographer: Tamara Gruner Photography // Planner: Promise Event Planners // Florist/ Rental Company: Yonder Floral & Décor House // Invitation Suite & Calligraphy: Stefanie Hofmeister // Venue: Cottonwood Glen // Dress: Emma Grace Bridal // Jewelry: Brian Gavin Diamonds // Gift Box: Panche Gift Box // Models: Brytny & Kiley Grant // Cake/ Desserts: A Cake Come True // Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes // Suit: Ted’s Clothiers // Hair and Make Up: Megan Maenius // Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box