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riley + bryant wed

There are some people that you get to work with that make the job so fun and completely worth all the blood, sweat {whew- texas summers} and tears {well, maybe a little of a reach} that go into the occasion… Kelly + Riley are two of these people.  Kelly {mom of the bride}, works at  Anthropologie and pulled together the details from Anthro + BHLDN {heart}.  Kelly had {a florists dream}  amazing vessels that she  pulled  from her private collections … simply making  all the details so personal.  We loved the muted hues of  mint, robins egg blue, soft peaches to bold hues of coral, orange, and pinks that were pulled together.  There were various unique  details such as wishing well guestbook, skeleton key escort tags, guest departed with fresh peaches from the peach stand,  and tablescapes of clustered Anthropologie bottles adorned in coral peony, garden roses, astilbe, dahlias and much much more, 24k gold antlers and & vessels and a collection of fabulous vintage books.  The evening was beautiful and filled with happy times!

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Photography: Kassie Moore

Wedding Planner:  Grit + Gold

Floral Design: We Plus You Studios

Venues: Founders Chapel Southlake/Joe T Garcias ~Los Portales

DJ: J Team DJ

Cakes: The Cake Guys

Stationary: AMG Design

Wishing Cards: Pressed Cotton

cammie + matt

cammie, hands down was one of our favorite brides….so laid back and free spirited!  with her hues and inspiration in mind she gave us free reign to create to our hearts desire.  I did not get to meet cammie until the day of the wedding when in passing we shared a wink and a smile.  we enjoyed the oooh’s and awww’s shared by her and her bridesmaids over the bouquets.  we just loved the fiesta theme – color packed celebration for their family + friends to kick off this new chapter in their lives!

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Photographer: Nbarrett

Wedding  Planner: Grit + Gold

Venue: Howell Family Farms

Custom Paper + Invitations: Caroline Creates

Floral: We Plus You

Papel Picado: Ay Mujer

Ceremony outdoor rentals/window/mantle: Sassafras and Flair

Vintage window for seating arrangement: Charmed Vintage

Makeup + Hair: La Bichette

Furniture Rentals: Bourbon & Bloom

Cakes: Dallas Affaires

Mariachi Band: The Sparks Agency

Transportation: Bowtie Vintage Classics

dinner series | summer solstice


summer solstice –  occurs when the tilt of a planet’s semi-axis, in either the northern or the southern hemisphere, is most inclined toward the star (aka. the sun) that it orbits making the longest day of the year + the official beginning of summer!

With the  longest day of the year  right around the corner we think its a great time to gather friends a family for a mid-summer soiree. Balmy nights, cheerful crickets and dewy grass beg us to head outside and celebrate the season.  The Summer Solstice is a time of expanded will, celebration, blessings, spiritual renewal, festivals, and love.   The element for the solstice is fire… Nowadays you can reinvent the bonfire as a great reason to hold a summer solstice party with friends.

creating Fete nature―and create a lush ambience at the same time―with tents for the kids, a bon fire, signature cocktails and summery bites!  One again we collaborated with our fabulous neighbors at square one cafe to bring you yet another post for our dinner series.  Lindsay whipped up the perfect mix of summer sandwiches, texas grown watermelon+ fun snacks for the kids with the option for fentimans signature all natural sodas!  For a signature  summer cocktail pair fresh squeezed lemonade with your favorite vodka and garnish with a sprig of rosemary.  A big thanks to brenna with flying 3k photography for capturing all the beautiful details.

dinner series | cinco de mayo no.4

We find our selves immersed in sunshine and summer lurking just around the corner.  there is no better way to kicking off the summer season celebrating the upcoming holiday with simple gathering with friends + family.

One again we collaborated with our fabulous neighbors at square one cafe to bring you yet another post for our dinner series.  A big thanks to brenna with flying 3k photography for capturing all the beautiful details.

We used traditionally bright hued colors for our Cinco de Mayo celebration accented with earth tone of terra cotta vessels and simply strung papel picado in the spirit of the holiday.  We wanted to round out  the intimate tablescape with rich colors + textures using garden roses, anemone, pin cushions, ranunculus and locally grown poppies (our fav!)  with cut mexican beer bottles candles nestled throughout

Our signature drinks of traditional lime margaritas + mexican beer set the tone for this cinco de mayo dinner. You can have a little fun by Sweeten it up a bit… adding fresh fruit purees like mango or strawberry; or go crazy by adding cucumber, prickly pear, or even jalapeños to wow your guests.

For dinner, Lindsay with Square One Cafe,went with chicken fajitas rolled in flour tortillas. Mini crispy ground beef tacos topped with cilantro, onions, and limes. She suggested oou can make mini tacos just by cutting tortillas with a simple cookie cutter-how fun.  She  also included Mexican street tacos with their famous 12 hour pulled pork stuffed in white corn tortillas with all of the fixins’. But, to top it all off, they grilled up some fresh, sweet, corn on the cob and slathered it with Mexican crema , queso fresco, chili powder, and cayenne pepper. And of course served all of this with corn chips with pico de gallo, tomatillo salsa, roasted corn and black bean salsa, and our handmade guacamole.

One again we collaborated with our fabulous neighbors at square one cafe to bring you yet another post for our dinner series.  A big thanks to brenna with flying 3k photography for capturing all the beautiful details.

Cheers!

Heather + Amanda

styled | beautiful weddings no.3

This past February we were so excited to have brought a concept for an upcoming editorial to life.  This shoot was incredible…. I melt every time I look through the photos.  And looking through these photos, I could do over and over again.  It would never get old.  Kelly and Brendon of Nine Photography killed it!  This shoot took place at LLELA, a little hiden gem just outside our back door.  We are very excited to share a little sneak peak at this upcoming project.

until then…

Heather + Amanda

hitched bridal crawl

Join us this Saturday, 23 Feb from 11-2 for the 2013 Hitched Bridal Craw | Historic Old Town Lewisville

Come see over 20 of the most awesome participants working in weddings today. Brides, grooms, industry folk, laymen, and general public welcome to attend. This is a new movement in the wedding and event industry that is going to knock your socks off.  Rally a friend, grab your boyfriend, (yes, dudes love it too)!  You won’t want to miss the coolest musical acts, the finest in handmade cocktails, the most culinary caterers, the hippest of planners, the darling lifestyle accessories, and of course, the gorgeous floral displays!

Dinner Series | Valentine no. 3

As the holiday of love quickly approaches all thoughts turn to pink, red, and white! We decided to glam it up a little by adding hints of gold accents to a favorite on the scene… the chevron pattern. Gorgeous garden roses, sweet pink ranunculus and astilbe adorn the intimate table setting in pink depression glass + half dipped 24k gold bottles.  Champagne is the drink of choice on this special day and we added a sweet touch by serving pink champagne. Why not open something special for just the two of you to share?

So enough about all the pretty parts…lets take a look at the menu!  Square One Cafe created a delectable pairing of courses.  To start, they  served a smoked salmon canapé on pumpernickel  toast. A mini ravioli with half marinara sauce and half garlic cream sauce was next, handmade and oh so special in the shape of a heart. A strawberry and arugula salad topped with Asiago cheese and a special citrus poppy seed vinaigrette was a nice light touch before the main entree. A petite filet with a sweet potato haystack and creamy bleu cheese drizzle, stole the show, accompanied by mini marinated mushroom skewers, and roasted baby vegetables. A light sweet treat ended the night with special Valentine macaroons by sugar b’s bakeryand fresh berries.

 

 

 

 

diana + miguel

i can remember the day that diana came into the studio and we began do discuss her wedding details… so much fun!  i simply loved working with this couple…. both with a great flair for the arts and all things creative!  it was amazing to see how each and every detail was brought to life by the two of them from customized hanging banners, life-sized replica of their wedding invitation to the hand stamped cake pop stands with their faces… so many personalized details.  One word sums it up A M A Z  I N G!  and how fortunate are we that the ever so talented kelli and brendan with nine photography capture all the details!

www.ninephotography.com | Photographer

www.weplusyoustudios.com | Floral

www.coutureeventsbylottie.com  |Planner

www.frostedart.com | Cakes

www.lovedoveweddings.com | Runners

www.sarahseven.com  | Bridal Gown

www.shag-carpet.com | rentals

www.periodcharmrentals.com | rentals

www.swankycouch.com | VDUB send away

www.hickorystreetannex.com  | Venue

www.gritandgoldfw.com/meet-cafe-con-leche |  wood art

dinner series | intimate gatherings no.2

en·ter·tain·ing /ˌentərˈtāniNG/  adjective- providing amusement or enjoyment.

We recognize that there is something about a table shared by friends, not just weddings or annual soiree’s. We feel entertaining should be simple, uncomplicated and natural.   There is nothing greater than dining together… you don’t need weeks of planning, seating charts or name cards.  when planning an intimate dinner set the stage with simple floral, great food and most of all A M A Z I N G company.  One again we collabrated with our fabulous neighbors at square one cafe to bring you the first of many post for our dinner series.  A big thanks to brenna with flying 3k photography for capturing all the beautiful details.

Cheers!

Heather + Amanda

 

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we + you |  floral + styling
square one cafe | catering