Megan + Brian

Megan and Brian are so in love and were so happy to finally get to their wedding day, the joy on their faces in these pictures is contagious. I love the old Hollywood glamour of Megan’s dress and how the bright blooms play off the girls pale gray/blue dresses. Megan’s love of bright blooms and happy florals paired so well with the garden backdrop of the arboretum and can we get an Amen for those anemones!

Jillian’s images of the day are so dreamy! Oh hey, drama, come here!

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I also LOVE a bride to takes her bouquet to the getaway car! I know its hard to remember those little items, but Megan told me after her last dance with Brian they started to walk out and she screamed, “my bouquet!” and ran to get it! Totally love her for that.

Congratulations to the Algiers! Gathered was so honored to be a part of your special day!

Jewel-toned Styled Shoot

As a florist, I am approached by different vendors about participating in styled shoots fairly often. To protect my wedding schedule and balance family life, I have to be picky about what I say yes to. So, when Kari Ellen emailed the details of this boho styled shoot full of other vendors I loved and included a HORSE, I knew I had to say yes. First, I loved the inspiration images and opulent feel she envisioned and my 3yr old adores horses, so it was a great opportunity to take her to work with me.

Thanks to the wonderful team of vendors for their stellar work! This shoot was featured on Wedding Chicks & Brides of North Texas blogs. And Camp still talks about Jesse the horse!

Denton Bridal Show

Morgan and I had a great time at the Denton Bridal Show at Hubbard Hall this past weekend. We’ve always loved this event and meet the sweetest ย brides and get to hang with some of our favorite vendors.

This year we went for a magical garden feel for the booth. With traditional, full arrangements flanking the ends of the table in blush, cream and white, we went a little more modern and whimsical for the arbor. Hanging greens and blooms created a beautiful backdrop that would also work well for a ceremony space or cake backdrop at a reception.

Thanks to the team who put on a great show and all the brides who came out and said hi. ย I also want to say thanks to my artist friends who helped make the cutest swag bags for some lucky girls. Freckled Pottery, Anna Tovar, The Dime Store, Home Again Home Again, and Sydney Lopez– y’all rock.

Sydney Lopez: Modern Salon contest

I went to a small private school for junior high and high school and was good friends with the people in grades above and below me as well as my own class (there weren’t that many of us!). And I’m not sure what to accredit this to, but ALOT of us are still friends. I feel like its an unusual amount for a high school. I mean, I married a guy from high school, so maybe it was just several grades with really awesome people or something…

Anyways, I was good friends with a pair of sisters who are both still local to Denton now. We played volleyball together, went on mission trips, and had slumber parties. Now, the older sister, Sydney, is a STELLAR hair stylist in Denton. Her mom did my hair in high school and now Syd has made a name for herself as the #unicornhair queen of Denton. We’ve also worked a few weddings together, which really couldn’t be more fun!

Other people around the nation are taking notice of her and her instagram account (@sydneyannlopezhair) and she entered the Modern Salon Balayage and Boho contest. Since boho girls need flowers in their hair, I got the call to participate! Below are images of Syd’s first creation for the Top Ten entry.

She quickly moved up to Top Five and here’s what she did! I loved making the floral crown for the mini horse, even though that pony did not want to cooperate on photo shoot day!

Syd did not win the contest, but man did she give them a tough decision. Congratulations to Sydney! Also, brides, take note. She can create magic for you on wedding day! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Top Ten images : Averie Claire

Top Five images: Lauren Apel Photo