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Blue Hues in the City

The end of summer might have us feeling a little blue, but this blue hues styled shoot definitely doesn’t! The 400 Ervay was the perfect location to showcase pretty blue hues in the city. This cityscape shoot was designed around an existing chandelier structure, which serves as ambient lighting for the rooftop space. The chandelier allows us to show how to use existing space so that it functions in new, creative ways. For the shoot we placed two tables on either side of the box, making it the new tables centerpiece. We had a custom watercolor tabletop designed to bride the gaps for the most functionality.

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Soft textures of navy linen and steel colored banquette seating accent the sharp lines from neighboring buildings of the downtown backdrop. The contrast from the soft textures and sharp lines creates a cool modern space. The place settings contributed to the modern vibe of the table. Mixed metals with graphite flatware, rock napkin rings, and silver dinnerware accented the blue and silver hues played off of from both venue and cityscape alike.

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Who else is getting Carrie Bradshaw vibes from this bridal look!? The custom Nardos Design blue and white gown inspired the hues used for the shoot to compliment the cool metals of downtown buildings. The reception gown’s blue accents are perfect for a nontraditional bride who truly wants to make a statement!

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This styled shoot was featured on Wedding Chicks! Head over to check out the complete gallery for some more “blue hues in the city” inspiration!

Blue Hues in the City featured partners

Styling and design: Pop Parties

Cakes and catering: Fancy Cakes by Lauren

Fashion: Nardos Design

Floral: David Kimmel Designs

Hair and makeup: Stephanie Nelson Hair and Makeup

Print materials: MEMCO

Photographer: Dyan Kethley Photography

Rentals: Bella Acento, Ducky Bobs Special Event Rentals

Venue: 400 North Ervay

 

Downtown Dallas Engagement Session

We’re so excited to share this beautiful Downtown Dallas engagement session by Shannon Skloss Photography, featuring some of our favorite clients, Lauren and Kevin! Dallas is the perfect backdrop for this photogenic couple! Some of our favorite shots include Lauren and Kevin’s cute pup and Lauren’s fabulous, black, Rent the Runway dress! We love our clients and are so excited to keep designing and planning to make their dream wedding a reality!

how they met

Kevin and Lauren are proof that online dating isn’t as bad as it’s stereotype! The couple met on Bumble in August of 2015 and had an immediate connection! They texted back and forth for a couple of weeks and really got to know each other! Eventually, the two agreed to meet in person and as they say, the rest is history! Lauren says, “I’m my truest self with Kevin and we’re constantly laughing with each other. We’re each others best friends and we can’t wait to be just as in love 50 years from now!”

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how he proposed

In February, the couple had a ski trip planned to go to his family’s cabin in Bend, Oregon with friends. Kevin made dinner reservations for the two before his friends were suppose to arrive so they could have one meal together. They arrived too early for the reservation, so Kevin took her to a dreamy bridge covered in snow were they looked at the beautiful Oregon views. Lauren’s face went stark white when Kevin said, “I have something to tell you, I’ve been lying to you for the past 3 months.”  She was shocked when he told her their friends weren’t coming and then proposed! Kevin had it all planned, complete with a photographer to capture the moment. Back at the restaurant, both of their families surprised Lauren and met them to celebrate over dinner! The two spent the rest of the trip skiing and touring breweries with their families.

Glamorous Ritz Wedding

Ashley and Jared’s Glamorous Ritz Carlton Wedding – July 9, 2016

This glamorous Ritz Carlton wedding was a truly a night to remember for all! Ashley and Jared are such a stunning couple, which made for the most beautiful photos. For the ceremony, Ashley was escorted down a candlelit aisle by her mother and father. A 9 piece string group played in the background to enhance Ashley’s dramatic grand entrance.

Adorned with stylish greenery, ivory flowers, and a crystal chandelier, the Chuppah set the perfect backdrop for Ashley and Jared’s dreamy ceremony.  Chic black tuxedos and bridesmaid dresses enhanced the couple by really making them pop on the stage!

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Families from around the world came to celebrate. The glamorous reception was decorated to the nines to create the perfect party atmosphere! Each table featured pretty bouquets of blush and ivory flowers with a splash of greenery to match the overall design. Life size lanterns, covered in  floral, hung from the ceiling to carry the enchanting feel throughout the room for this glamorous Ritz Carlton wedding! Emerald City Band kept guests dancing to music from all decades all night long.

As guests entered the space, everyone was in awe to see the cake on display under the reused chuppah from the ceremony. Who could let that pretty piece go to waste? During the party, multiple courses were served throughout the night. Courses include an over the top sushi station with custom chopsticks. Next, on to a three course plated meal for guests to enjoy. Rounding out the dessert course were fun adult snow cones served with an affogatto bar! The entire reception was an epic dance party, complete with confetti cannons and a laser show!

Check out Ashley and Jared’s wedding video to get a glimpse into their glamorous Ritz Carlton wedding:

Ultimately, this wedding was glamorous and everything we could ever dream of! Happy first anniversary Ashley and Jared!