Larsen + Jacob reached out to me just a few short months before the date of their spring microwedding, and from the first conversation, I think I was even more excited about it than they were! Everything about their vision, from the morning brunch setting to the thoughtful and personalized details, was so lovely that I was hooked from the start, and so excited to help them bring it all to life.

Larsen + Jacob are very low-key and didn’t want anything over-the-top, so we kept everything simple: a traditional blue-and-white color palette, lots of ginger jars, and crisp white tulips as far as the eye could see. The mid-March date also made for perfect weather, so we got to host the entire event in the Hotel Crescent Court’s beautiful courtyard.

When a couple’s vision is clear and they’re decisive in what they want, magic happens. Their entire vendor team was a dream, and Larsen + Jacob added their own creative touches too to make the day uniquely them: they actually hand-mixed and poured each candle favor, and Larsen’s mother designed and produced the stunning invitation suites.

From the courtyard ceremony to the peaceful brunch reception to the grand exit through the lobby of the iconic Hotel Crescent Court, every moment of this celebration was a dream come true!

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Venue + Catering: Hotel Crescent Court

Photo: Bethany Erin Weddings

Florals: Branching Out Events

Cake: Fancy Cakes by Lauren

Entertainment: Hale Baskin

MUAH: BAM Beauty Bar

Coordination: Julep Events

If you’ve checked out our recent blog post, Instagram feed, or even the latest issue of Brides of North Texas, you’re already familiar with Lauren + Jack. Their original wedding day (and what turned out to be their “marriage day”) was set for March 21st, 2020 – literally the first weekend that the country shut down due to the coronavirus – and it took two more tries to get to finally host their reception(check out all those different Save the Dates!). But as you can see, it was WELL worth the wait.

Planning (and re-planning, and then re-planning again) Lauren + Jack’s wedding came with a rollercoaster of emotions that lasted well over a year, but through it all, they kept their sense of humor, their excitement for the wedding, and – most importantly – their devotion to each other. While their original wedding day didn’t turn out quite how they’d imagined, they were happy just to get married and to start their lives together, no matter what the circumstances were. And with the extra year of craziness and quarantine, it just made their guests that much more excited to party – and let me tell you: it was a PARTY.

From an amazing DJ to a huge spread of Heim BBQ to a chic little reception dress to a 90s cover band to a stunning sparkler exit, the dance floor stayed packed, the bar stayed busy, and Lauren + Jack’s loved ones stayed happy beyond words that we were all finally getting to celebrate this amazing couple. It was truly a night that no one will forget!

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Venue: Brik Venue

Photo: Laning Photography

Video: Silver Bear Creative

Florals: Alba Dahlia Floral

DJ: LeForce Entertaiment

Band: The Dick Beldings

Catering: Heim BBQ

Cake + Desserts: Creme de la Creme

MUAH: Mat Wulff and Salon O

Rentals: Taylor’s Rentals

The first time I spoke with Hannah about her wedding plans, my face was sore from smiling so much. She was the sweetest, happiest bride-to-be – just so excited to marry her fiance and not too worried about the rest – and, to top it all off, when I asked what her design aesthetic was, she said, “Well, it’s pretty Taylor Swift-inspired.” Immediately, I knew that this was going to be a fun one!

Hannah is a die-hard Taylor Swift fan, and it was so much fun to find little ways to incorporate lyrics and references throughout the wedding design. From the olden days of Speak Now (that amazing marquee sign) to the more recent hits (the lyrics printed on the beautiful, minimalist invitations), music was a huge part of the day – and we love to see it!

There were a lot of other personalized details, too, like the custom made Coke bottles and the cozy coffee bar. And did you see that dress? We’re still dreaming about it!

But I think, overall, the best part of the day was that these two didn’t stop smiling for even one minute. Their joy was so contagious!

Another memorable part of Hannah + Jonathan’s day? It was right in the middle of the craziest winter weather North Texas has ever seen. With nearly every single one of the 120 guests driving in from Odessa, it was down to the wire rearranging floorplans, changing up the timeline, and figuring out how to get everyone here and back safely. Our amazing vendor team pulled it all together, though, and as warm and cozy and full of love as that room was, you would never have known that it was freezing outside.

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Venue: The Emerson

Photography: Kimberly Correa Photography

Florals: Memories Bound Floral

Catering: Taco Heads

Coffee Bar: Nightowl Coffee Cart

Baker: Juju’s Cakes & Sweets

DJ: DJ Connection

MUAH: Megan Fields + Jennifer Peterson

Coordination: Julep Events

Jessica reached out to me exactly one month from her wedding date, and from there it was a whirlwind of planning meeting, touch-bases, and phone calls with her incredible vendor team to bring her vision to life. Because she chose the Hotel Crescent Court’s elopement package as a base, we had many of her vendors assigned to us, and we couldn’t have been happier with the group we started with: the HCC’s in-house catering and bar, LoveNotes for the ceremony, and Haute Floral (one of our very favorites!) for flowers. With a few additions – Mat Wulff for hair and makeup, Sarah Kate Photography, and the Royal Dukes Band to bring the party – the entire day came together like a dream.

From the very first day, Jessica was so much fun to work with. She had a clear vision of what she wanted and there was so much thought put into each and every detail, from her specially-ordered (and truly show-stopping) gown to her gorgeous, classic florals to the small moments that she made sure to share with her son, Hunter, as they added Matt to their sweet little family.

And family was such a big focus on the wedding day – including Jessica’s precious dog, Bentley, who helped her get ready on the morning of the wedding!

And did we mention this completely precious first look? The joy that Jessica + Matt felt on their wedding day was so palpable, and even though the January day was dark and cold, the entire party – from the small, intimate courtyard ceremony to the high-energy band set that went on long into the night – felt warm and so very full of love.

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Venue, Catering, Cake: Hotel Crescent Court

Photography: Sarah Kate Photography

Florals: Haute Floral

MUAH: Mat Wulff

Dress: Galia Lahav via Stanley Korshak

Band: the Royal Dukes Band

Officiant: LoveNotes

Coordinator: Julep Events

Every couple has a unique, special love story, and Anna + Billy’s is one of my very favorites. They met as camp counselors and slowly but surely fell for each other – and then, at the end of the camp session, Billy finally decided to make his move. He wrote Anna the sweetest letter to share his feelings, and from there, the rest was history.

Anna + Billy’s wedding day was filled with so many of these same thoughtful, intentional details (including that framed love letter!), as well as a gorgeous, minimalist color palette and the most striking design elements – like the invitation suite, which Anna designed herself, and that AMAZING greenery arch that framed their “I dos” during the sweetest, loveliest ceremony based on their shared dedication and service to each other.

But it wasn’t all just lovely – it was a whole lot of fun, too! This wedding may have taken place during the time of coronavirus, but you would’ve never known from how big the party was. From the laugh-filled toasts to the packed dance floor to the radiant sparkler exit, the entire night was a dream – and I don’t think a single person stopped smiling the entire time.

Every guest (and every vendor, too!) felt so honored to get to play a part in this incredibly special marriage. It all felt like a fairytale, like the happy ending in a book – but for these two, it was just the beginning of what we all know will be a beautiful life together!

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Photography: Sami Kathryn Photography

Venue: The Nest at Ruth Farms

MUAH: Brite Beauty

Florist: Pick a Daisy

Gown & Alterations: Wtoo by Watters, Gowns of Grace

Bridesmaids: Lulus

Groom & Groomsmen: Men’s Wearhouse

DJ: DJ Connection

Jewelry: Olive + Piper

Videographer: Peak Video

Transportation: Big Hat Limousine

Catering: TCP Catering

Bar: HD Liquid Catering

Baker: Sugar Bee Sweets

I resisted it for all of two weeks – as a guilty-pleasure Gossip Girl fan (and a total Blair), I knew I’d get sucked in immediately – but when we had our snow day this past weekend, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to pop a bottle of Prosecco and finally turn on Bridgerton.

Needless to say, I was hooked immediately – and not just because of the steamy Regency-era romance and the violin covers of Billie Eilish songs. I was totally drawn to the stunning floral arrangements, champagne towers, and warm candlelit ballrooms that made up the gorgeous party scenes of Daphne + the Duke of Hastings’s social world. It’s no wonder that Bridgerton has already become a huge trend in weddings!

Want to get a few ideas for incorporating this beautiful show into your big day? Check out some of our inspiration images below!


Color Palette

Unless you want to channel your inner Lady Featherington and go for bold canary yellows and lime greens, take a page from the Queen’s book and go for a more subdued palette. Simple pastels like blush pinks, sage greens, and that classic Bridgerton Blue pair beautifully with warm creams, ivories, and golds for a stunning and versatile look – and you’ll have plenty of options for flowers that fit into your color palette, too!


Attire

It goes without saying that empire-waist dresses and simple, lovely accessories are the order of the day. Try a gown with layers of delicate lace and a straighter, high-waisted fit (flattering AND easy to dance in – bonus!) for a look that Daphne would swoon over.


Stationery

If you’re wanting an invitation suite worthy of being hand-delivered to the Duke of Hastings himself, opt for lightly deckled edges, beautiful ribbon accents, and, of course, custom calligraphy. The vintage look is timeless, luxe, and perfect for setting the tone of the wedding. And don’t forget about your day-of paperie, too, including place cards to keep your cute single friends seated far away from your, ahem, Lord Berbrookes. Wax seals are encouraged – dance cards, on the other hand, are optional.


Florals

From the arrangements stunning bouquets delivered by suitors to the lavender creeping up the walls at Daphne’s family estate, flowers play a leading role in Bridgerton – and they should at your Bridgerton-inspired wedding, too! An al fresco fete would be ideal, but if you’re saying “I do” indoors, bring the outside in with statement arrangements and installations that make your guests feel like they’re dining and dancing in a garden.


Details

Just like at the balls and parties featured in the show, every decorative detail plays an important part in the overall design and feel of the event. From flatlays to cake design to mood lighting, you need to focus on creating a cohesive whole that really channels your inspiration into every aspect of the day. Look for delicate vintage pieces, warm tones, and luxe touches to complete the look. No detail is too small to be addressed – and don’t forget the champagne tower!

Feeling inspired to start solidifying your wedding vision? Drop us a note through our contact form! We’d love to help you create a wedding experience that even Lady Whistledown would approve of.

When Covid started to shut things down across the Dallas/Fort Worth area, one of the first venues to close was Hannah + Rodrigo’s: the city-owned Botanic Gardens. We’d been planning their intimate April wedding for nearly a year at that point, and we were under major time constraints: Hannah, a recent graduate of medical school, had just been assigned to a residency program in Florida and was moving out of state at the beginning of May. Basically, we didn’t have time to scramble to make a new plan; we only had a few weeks to make her wedding happen – or it wouldn’t happen at all.

While Hannah + Rodrigo packed up their lives and got ready to move, their incredible vendor team and I came up with a new plan and design, with the venue being Hannah’s mother’s beautiful home. Instead of the 30 or so guests they’d counted on, we cut the guest count to only 6, with some of their closest friends and family – including Rodrigo’s parents in South America – following along on Zoom.

Hannah had spent nearly a year planning each and every detail of the day, and we kept the spirit of her design even with the smaller scale of the wedding. Everything was so special and beautifully designed, from the custom coffee sleeves provided by Rockwell’s Coffee to the stunning stationery created by one of our very favorites, Brown Fox Creative. Coupled with the vibrant florals from Dr. Delphinium, the entire day felt warm and bright and inviting – exactly as Hannah had dreamed.

The wedding was a small one – the very first of our “micro-weddings” – but there was so much love that the house felt full enough to burst. Every moment was bright and joy-filled, with laughter and smiles in spite of the state of the outside world – and the bride and groom’s impending cross-country move. For a few beautiful, happy hours, the only thing that mattered was Hannah + Rodrigo and the new family they had built. The day was lovely beyond words, and we felt so lucky to get to be a part of it all.

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Photo: Lightly Photography

Floral: Dr. Delphinium

Rentals: POSH Couture Rentals and Taylor’s Rentals

Catering: Local Foods Kitchen

Cake: Creme de la Creme

Desserts: Black Rooster Bakery

Stationery: Brown Fox Creative

Coffee Cart: Rockwell’s Coffee Cart

Planning: Julep Events

I’ll never forget the way it played out. Sunday, March 15th, my husband and I were celebrating his birthday with beers and BBQ at Wild Acre in Fort Worth, talking about the year ahead and this crazy new virus that was starting to spread in cities like Seattle and NYC. I remember telling him that I was worried about all the people flying in from out of state for Lauren + Jack’s wedding at Brik in only six short days, but he reassured me that even if a few people had to drop out, it would still be a great party (and, knowing Lauren + Jack, I knew it was true!). Honestly, I really wasn’t that worried – we were at a bar right then, surrounded by strangers, after all – but then, between that day and the next, absolutely everything changed.

When I turned on the news the next morning, the world as we knew it had turned upside-down. There were press conferences, statements issued, new rules and regulations popping up that differed from city to city and county to county. Everything was shutting down – including wedding venues. Including Brik. On the surface, business ground to a halt… but when you’re a wedding planner, there’s never a stopping point. Suddenly I was scrambling. Just in the next two months, we had six weddings, and I knew that all of them were going to be completely and totally upended in every possible way, but my first thought was of Lauren + Jack – and their wedding that was only five days away.

It was devastating to have to call Lauren and have the discussion about how to choose a new date, what to say to their 150 guests, and what our next steps should be. We spent many teary-eyed hours on the phone that week, figuring out how to proceed. I was heartbroken for her and I felt awful because, for the first time in my professional life, I didn’t have the answers. Every single hour brought a new wave of “unprecedented,” and all I could do was be there for her and try to help her navigate the difficult circumstances of postponing a wedding.

But through it all, Lauren + Jack stayed undeterred. They were still going to get married on March 21st. And they did – in the backyard of their beautiful home, surrounded by only their very closest family and their incredible photography team, Laning Photography, which captured the deep emotions of the day.

Lauren + Jack are a perfect reminder that love overcomes absolutely everything that this world can throw at us. They were devastated by the way it all happened – I remember Lauren saying, “If we had only scheduled our wedding for one week earlier” – but in the end, their joy from becoming husband and wife was able to carry them through.

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Photo: Laning Photography

Floral: Alba Dahlia Floral

Lauren’s Dress: Lulu’s

Casey + Woody had dreams of eloping to a Canadian mountainside, but when Covid took that option out of play, they started looking closer to their Florida home – and found the Emerson. It was the perfect setting for their boho-inspired fall micro-wedding.

Working with Casey was a dream. She was confident in her vision and completely trusted her vendor team to bring it to life; in fact, she was so trusting that she booked every vendor (including the venue!) without ever seeing them in person. As we navigated the challenges of planning a wedding from afar (especially in the time of Covid!), her strength and resilience were so inspiring, and it was such a joy to see her vision come to life.

Surrounded by fourteen of their closest loved ones, Casey + Woody tied the knot in the Emerson’s beautiful chapel, and then headed into the farmhouse for a beautiful dinner provided by Vestals Catering. They kept things simple and low-key in a chic, intimate way, and every detail was thoughtfully curated, from the place settings to the florals to the reception playlist (hello, Phoebe Bridgers, MorMor, and Alvvays!). After dinner, dances, and cake cutting – plus a surprise FaceTime from Woody’s best friend, who’s currently deployed overseas, that left everyone in happy tears – Casey + Woody were happy to sit and talk with their guests all evening long.

Like what you see? Check out our amazing vendor team below! Venue: Emerson Venue

Photo: Madeline Shea Photography

Florals: Haute Floral

Catering: Vestals Catering

Cake: Crumb & Kettle

MUAH: Brite Beauty

Rentals: Coral Lane Event Rentals

Coordination: Julep Events

If you’re anything like us, you have a love/hate relationship with Pantone’s Color of the Year… at least in terms of actual real-life application. When 2021’s colors were announced – Illuminating Yellow and Ultimate Grey, in case you haven’t yet heard – we were a little stumped. We love grey – in fact, grey was one of Ginny’s wedding colors back in 2019 – and yellow is always a beautiful, vibrant favorite, but the two of them together seemed a little… 2013? Baby’s first nursery? Cheery guest bathroom? It definitely didn’t strike us as the next big trend in wedding colors, unlike 2020’s Classic Blue and even 2019’s Living Coral – both of which we saw LOTS of in our wedding designs.

But then we wandered over to Pinterest and started putting ideas together – and we fell in love. If you make a few tweaks, like warming up the yellow and mixing a bit more black into your grey, what you end up with is a gorgeous mix of light and dark that works in any season. Check out some of our favorite examples from Pinterest:

So, all things considered, maybe we judged too soo. When done correctly, this rich and unexpected color palette will make for a truly striking wedding design in any season and in any type of venue. Plus, after this crazy year we’ve all experienced, the meanings behind the two colors – yellow for hope, grey for strength – are enough to make anyone want to celebrate.


Image Credits: (1) Pantone, (2 and cover image) 100 Layer Cake, (3) Design by Nature Flowers, (4) Magnolia Rouge