Random Inspiration

BEBEsm-9160Sometimes you need to create just for yourself. Do fun stuff. Be inspired. Some pals helped me out last week, and helped create some fun magic at the Blue Eye Brown Eye studio. Just because we wanted to. That Beyoncé vase is my favorite thing in life, by the way.

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I was so inspired by this color palette we were playing with in the vignettes above. The bold black and white juxtaposed with all of those colors…I’m telling you, if I was planning a wedding today, I think it would look a lot like this.

Thanks to my talented pal, Abby Hubley, for the floral design, and Amanda Lackey for the photos.

Summerfield at Tate Farms

aprylann_tatefarm_103When I have the opportunity to collaborate with vendors that are not only so talented, but are also my friends, it’s such a special thing to watch their creativity unfold. Back in the fall, I participated in a shoot styled by Cakewalk Bake Shop at the new venue, Summerfield at Tate Farms. It was fun, inspiring, and magical to be on a working Texas farm. All photos are by Apryl Ann Photography, and you can see more on Green Wedding Shoes.

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Indian Summer Workshop :: Marfa, Texas

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Cibolo Creek Ranch, nestled deep in the west Texas desert, what a magical place. This past summer I traveled with the bows and arrows team to Marfa to teach a mini calligraphy lesson at their Indian Summer Workshop. There, 13 attendees learned the ins and outs of floral design, styling, and a little bit about calligraphy, too. It was a wonderful trip, and here is a snippet of some of the styling and floral sessions (with the suite I designed for the photo shoot above). I’ll share more about my calligraphy class here later. All images were captured by Ryan Ray.

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Brides of North Texas

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The 5th Anniversary Edition of The Brides of North Texas launched a couple of weeks ago, and it was exciting to see some of the work I did months ago come alive on page! I took part in three different shoots, one being a bright, tropic-inspired vignette designed by Bows + Arrows. I helped out with the favor boxes, invitation suite, the design of the neon sign, and the laser-cut cake toppers. Gotta love bright colors with black and white accents.

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Design and Floral by Bows + Arrows // Photography by Sarah Kate, Photographer // Sweets by Layered Bake Shop // Linens by BBJ // Hair and Makeup by Natalia Issa // Bridal Gown by The Bridal Shop at Neiman Marcus // Videography by Sweet Honey Films // Rentals by AFR Event Furnishings // Venue 129 Leslie

The second shoot was the backdrop for a feature on Bows + Arrows florals. This things was a labor of love!

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Photography by Perez Photography // Venue 129 Leslie // Gown by Bella Bridesmaid // Florals by Bows + Arrows

For the last shoot, I switched gears to a softer vibe in Jen Rios Design’s vignette, inspired by romanticism and handwriting. Here you’ll find my custom backdrop and invitation suite.

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Design by Jen Rios Design // Photography by Ben Q Photography // Videography by Sweet Honey Films // Furnishings by Fauxcades // Sweets by Layered Bake Shop // Florals by Lush Couture // China and chairs by Posh Couture Rentals // Venue The Room on Main // Linens by La Tavola // Custom napkins and pillows by Love Dove

I love my dogs.

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Travis and I had some holiday images snapped this year by my friend Apryl of Apryl Ann Photography. She teamed up with Lindsey Zamora and offered fun styled shoots. We don’t normally do this, but with the addition of Millicent this year I somehow thought taking a picture with 3 dogs was a good idea! While it was a little stressful during our session, I love how they all turned out, especially the ones of just the pups. These dogs make me so happy.

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And here’s a little peek of part of our holiday card:

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Kraft and Aqua

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When Anna was in town recently, she snapped some images of my recent work, including the suite you see here. This one was a lot of fun to dream up. Plus, the bride, Lauren, was such a dream. We incorporated lots of fun details: white foil printing on kraft and aqua paper, vintage stamps, calligraphy, a chevron paper sack enclosure, and hand lettering.

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Sew in Love

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I am so behind on posting this photo shoot I was so thrilled to be a part of! Designed by Jen Rios Design and photographed by Apryl Ann Photography, this shoot was full of charm and beautiful color. See the full gallery over at Wedding Chicks!

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Invitation suite and calligraphy: Blue Eye Brown Eye

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Moonrise Kingdom

So much fun and goodness to pull from when you’re called in to help out on a Wes Anderson inspired Moonrise Kingdom photo shoot (that was featured on Ruffled today). Spearheaded and shot by Natalie from N.Barrett Photography and Emily from Cakewalk Bake Shop (who made one of my favorite cakes to date), this was one imaginative shoot to be a part of. Other great vendors involved were Bows and Arrows, Rent My Dust Vintage Rentals, and I Do! Cinematics.

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A Native Texas Shoot

In its simplest form, the landscape in West Texas could not be more beautiful. I’ve fallen in love with it over the past couple of years as I’ve spent more time at my husband’s family’s ranch and in Marfa. Heather Rowland, a photographer recently transplanted from out West is now in Fort Worth and asked me to participate in a styled shoot dedicated to the landscape. I think the images are just beautiful. With help from Lindsey Zamora, who styled the shoot, this team of talent did an amazing job. I helped out with the calligraphy you see below.

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A Fiesta!

February 23 marked the wedding of my close friend Lauren to her fella Clint. It was a grand time, full of color, delicious food, and dancing. I’ve been working on Lauren’s wedding for a while, starting with her save the dates, invitations, and then her event design and flowers. It was so fun to work with color! Below are some images from my pal Anna, as well as the official event photographs by Daniel Davis.

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All images above by Anna Routh Photography, Images below by Daniel Davis

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Cake balls and cake by Sugar Bee Sweets

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Pies and cupcakes by Stir Crazy Baked Goods

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