Taylar: Bridal Session

During my conversation with Taylor about her wedding and overall vision for the day, I asked the all important question, “so tell me about your dress?” And I got the most epic story of perfect timing, great discounts, and God’s sweet gift of the perfect dress via strangers that I’ve ever heard. I had chills. So its only fitting that these bridal portraits feel just as EPIC.

Knowing that the pale blue dress what gonna be a show stopper, Taylar and I agreed to go for a more subtle bouquet. I adore how the different textures of green play so well with the tone of her dress and, hello…. the breathtaking scenery.

Let’s take a moment and give a virtual salute to Matt McElligott Photography for making me audibly gasp upon opening this gallery. Unreal.

Emily + Nelson

I worked closely with Emily’s mom when I was a teacher and coach and got to know her family pretty well as we sat through numerous high school football games together. Sweet and spunky Emily is the oldest of the two daughters and was always fun, full of laughter and a welcoming to everyone. When I heard she was engaged, I was hoping her mom would reach out to me!

Emily’s vision for her wedding was simple: enjoy her friends and family as much as possible! The florals were classic, bright and happy. I am particularly fond of her bridal bouquet–the color combo was so unique and pretty. The mix of peony, garden rose, astilbe and sword fern is classy while a little bit funky. Take a look!

Venue: Springs Lodge

Photography: Regan Sullivan

The flower girl’s red glasses are everrrrything.

For those wondering what a posy bouquet looks like for a mother of the bride, check out Ruthie and her dainty white bouquet above.

And did I mention I love this family?! Their second daughter is getting married in December (yes, two weddings, just 5 weeks apart) and we are eagerly anticipating celebrating another Quam girl!

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Congratulations to the Wards! We are so happy we got to be a part of your special day and we pray your marriage is a sweet picture of God’s love for you both!

Sarah + Daniel

Gathered got to be a part of Sarah’s sister’s wedding last year and we were more than flattered that the family called on us again for Sarah’s wedding. Sarah and Daniel are a sweet, relaxed couple who wanted an outdoorsy, romantic wedding. Sarah loved lavender so we incorporated both the color and actual stems of lavender into our designs –hello yummy smell!

We were able to work with a great team of vendors and create a gorgeous day for this sweet family.

Venue: Springs Lodge

Photography: M & K Productions

Hair and Make Up: Amy Patrice – Beloved Beauty

Congratulations Sarah and Daniel! We wish you many years of laughing together and creating special memories just like this day!

Turner Falls Styled Shoot

When my sweet friend Hannah texted about doing a styled shoot with one of her former wedding couples, I was eager to join. Hannah and I go way back with each other, meeting each other in Home Group at church and walking through a Bible study called  STEPS together. During our friendship, Hannah has become a kick-butt photographer and it is always a pleasure to work a wedding with her. I remember seeing her images of Madelyn and MarShawn’s wedding and thinking, “they are gorgeous and so genuinely happy looking!”

Within that same week, Abigail from WovenWhale asked me to try out a bouquet wrap prototype she’d been working on and that’s when all the magic came together. Hannah and I had discussed an outdoorsy, boho vibe for the shoot, and Abigail’s incredible macrame work was just icing on the cake. This was one of those easy, breezy, full-on creativity, enjoy the people you’re with shoots and I’m so thankful to have been a part of it.

Take a look at some of these stunning images below.

 

 

 

 

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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  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.  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! 🙂

 

Top Ten images : Averie Claire

Top Five images: Lauren Apel Photo

Danae + Max

I met sweet Danae at the Denton Bridal Show waaaaay back in January of last year. When we met for our consultation, she talked about her love of the color wheel and strong, saturated color. Her inspiration images were bold and so happy. Danae’s got that laid-back, boho vibe about her, so I instantly thought of using a collection of blue glass vessels for her bright flowers. Danae caught onto my vision and I looked forward to her wedding since then… because I LOVE colored glass. Just ask my husband, I have an obsession.

All the colors came together beautifully and I really love the saturated effects of the deeper tones. Danae liked the idea of an ombre cake look and we totally dig it. What a fun one! Happy 9 months of marriage to the Townsleys!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn + Graham

When planning Autumn’s wedding day, her mom and I spoke about an elegant, garden-like floral design. Autumn wanted only green and white, so we selected blooms that would give her tons of texture. Since the venue was literally a castle, I wanted to make sure our designs fit the feel of the space. Romantic, elegant and classic were our goals and I love how everything turned out. We used a tight color palette of bright whites and greens. Peonies, tulips, hydrangea played beautifully against English ivy and lemon leaf. Since Autumn lives out of town, I worked mostly with her sweet momma and was a little nervous on the big day to see Autumn’s reaction. Thankfully, she loved everything and looked flawless for her dreamy castle wedding. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. King! Thank you for letting Gathered be a part of your special day!