Madison + Corey

Sweet Madison is one of Morgan’s very best friends, so when it came to her wedding flowers, we were extra emotional on design day. Madison wanted a loose, woodsy look with bold, deep colors.

When you work with natural products, there is an element of the unexpected with every event because we’re never sure exactly how the blooms will come in. For this wedding, we got THE MOST beautiful scabiosa we’ve ever seen. The deep velvet rich plums and burgundy were my favorite. Designing the arbor inside the chapel was also a highlight and I love how it added just the right amount of woodsy-ness to the indoor space.

And our sweet Morgan was a stunning bridesmaid in this one which was a first for us as a Gathered team–so fun to be on both sides of the party! We love you Madison + Corey–congratulations!!

Photography: Hannah Higgins Photography

Venue: Denton Bible Church

 

Maggie + Graham

Maggie and Graham have such a sweet love story, from high school to college to getting engaged in Uganda!, they’ve been best friends for a long time. Their love is fun, honest and full of laughter. With such history together, the anticipation for the two of them along with their families for the big day to finally arrive was high! I could feel the excitement and love at the venue during set up.

Speaking of venue, isn’t this place gorgeous! Horses galloping, cows mooing, it was a dreamy day for me. Fluffy white peony with deep reds and burgundy fit perfectly with rich greens for this winter wedding. Take a look at the gorgeous day below!

Photography: Gavin Menichini

Venue: The Orchard in Azle

Dress: Bliss Bridal

Gah! Those sunset pics! Congratulations Maggie + Graham! Love you dearly!

Taylar + Josh

If you follow this blog at all, you’ll remember the magazine-worthy bridal pics of Taylar. Now I get to share her breathtaking wedding images and just from these pic below, you can feel the love and joy from the Piers’ wedding day.

I was in love with Taylar’s style from the moment we started chatting about her vision, but to see the florals surrounded with so much happiness is really a dream for me. I love seeing the whole look come together for my brides, but beyond that, I love seeing them truly, ecstatically joyful.

Congratulations Josh + Taylar, may your love for each other only grow deeper.

Photography: Steph Renea

Dress: Leanne Marshall

Venue: family property

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Meredith + Ian

A lot of things stuck out to me after my meeting with the sweet mother of the bride, Dana, hearing about what bride Meredith was dreaming of… Kate Middleton, the Adolphus, Washington D.C., but what captured me most was the incredible vision and color palette.

Meredith and Ian both live and work in Washington D.C., so all planning was handled by her mother (who couldn’t be cuter.) I usually get nervous when I don’t get to meet the bride in person, but Dana assured me that Meredith was laid back and only had a few “must haves.” First, that her bouquet be small. Like Kate Middleton. While the trend is to have huge bridal bouquets, I liked that Meredith didn’t need or want a “look at me” bouquet. Really every thing I heard in regards to Meredith’s taste was to keep it simple.

Now, I wouldn’t consider the vision of the wedding simple, it is the Adolphus after all. But for a big Dallas wedding, Meredith was after a personal, unique affair rather than just a huge run-of-the-mill wedding. I loved this about working with her family.

The colors and textures are what really brought this look together. We used a large variety of blooms to create an opulent garden feel. Combined with the mercury glass compotes and mirrored pedestals, the look was glamorous and fun. We built a curly willow arch for the ceremony and then used that as the backdrop for the croquembouche– it was a showstopper. And the head table– Epic. Filled with a long garland, several compote arrangements and two large arrangements flanking the ends, this was a table decked for a party!

This will be a wedding I remember for a long time, not just because it was the Adolphus and so wonderfully fancy, but because working with Dana and Meredith was such a pleasure. It was such fun to dream big with them and then see them truly appreciate the joy and beauty of the day. Oh, and finally meeting Meredith and Ian was fun too! 🙂

Congratulations to the Lathrops! Thank you for trusting me with the details of your special day. I pray for many years of joyful marriage!

 

 

 

Maggie: Bridal Session

Beautiful Maggie wanted simple and classic flowers for her December wedding. We used white peony and roses, burgundy scabiosa and mixed greens for that lush, romantic look. Gavin Menichini did a great job capturing Maggie’s bright smile, the stunning venue and the warm, setting sun. Take a look at these gorgeous images!

Photographer: Gavin Luke Photography

Venue: The Orchard in Azle, TX

Dress: Bliss Bridal Salon

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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!