I love autumn, especially here in The Woodlands. If you haven't decided exactly when to have your wedding, this time of the year is so wonderful. The weather is perfect, the sunset through the forest is absolutely lovely, and with the holidays just around the corner, your guests are in the mood to celebrate! I also love autumn because wedding inspiration turns to rich jewel tones and sparkle + shine (those gold jewelry pieces!) is always in season. This styled session is filled with old world charm and highlights details that are sure to inspire your woodlands wedding. I'm loving it, how about you?
Photographer: dani. fine photographer / Cake Designer: Cake Walk Bakery / Equipment Rentals: Classical Tents / Floral Designer: Forget Me Not Florist / Jewelry: Heart of Gold Designs / Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Jackson & Connor / Model Jake Bodmer of John Casablancas / Make up Artist: Janice Raccio for Salon Naomi / Hair Stylist: Jenna Poitras for Naomi Salon & Studio / Dress Store: Pearl Bridal Boutique / Jewelry: Rebekah Brooks / Reception Venue: Santarella / Ceremony Location: Santarella / Model: Sophia Cannovo / Submitted via Two Bright Lights
We love the bold patterns of Mexican tiles, and bright embroidery from Mexican dresses. We love this dress for a bride having a more casual event or the perfect bridesmaid dress for a wedding that is more formal. Serve your guests up bright glasses of homemade agua frescas, munch on Mexican wedding cookies and feast on a buffet of sizzling fajitas.
The idea of using dry pinto beans as jar fillers is pure genius. It is visually interesting, subtly hints towards the theme and is just the right shade to compliment the table settings, cacti and succulents. (Not to mention budget friendly!)
How would you style a Spanish wedding? Leave me your thoughts and links to your inspiration in the comment section below.
Photo Credits: 1. Dress via Imbueyoido /2. Papel Picado Tissue Paper Bunting via Pipii / 3. Homemade Agua Frescas by How Sweet Eats / 4. Letterpress Mexican Invitation by Beast Pieces / 5. This Modern Romance via Green Wedding Shoes / 6. Pink Succulent Bouquet by Clarissa Koenig Photography via Confetti Day Dreams
Hello! I'm Jenn, the editor of Woodlands Bride. Welcome to the product of two of my passions: beautiful weddings + graphic design.
I love dinnerplate dahlias, inspirational quotes, lace, and I never pass up a slice of wedding cake (or groom's cake). I am a sucker for bow ties. I find beauty in most everything and I love helping brides plan their weddings. It's their own little fairy tale come to life.
Say hello! I would love to meet you!
We have had the opportunity to share many gorgeous weddings from the talented team at The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center, but this one is nothing short of swoonworthy. The classically elegant florals brimming with hydrangeas, the bright blue bridesmaids - and then to top it all off with dueling pianists? We love it! Best wishes Ashley + Birkir!
STYLE GUIDE// Photography: Claire Miranda / Ceremony Venue: The Woodlands United Methodist Church / Hair + Makeup: Shag Salon + Spa
This adorable couple from The Woodlands, Texas chose a bright green + yellow wedding at the Wildflower Barn just outside Austin. All the cute details - like the handmade desserts from Frost Bake Shoppe - and the backdrop of wildflowers display the offbeat style of the couple. The wedding was photographed by Jennifer Weems Photography.
Photographer: Jennifer Weems Photography / Venue: The Wildflower Barn / Dessert + Cake: Frost Bake Shoppe / Wedding Planner: Save the Date - TX / Floral Designer: Wildchild Designs
This 1920's style session was inspired by Downtown Abbey, The Great Gatsby and the photographer's love of early twentieth century fashion. The bridal session featured a BHLDN wedding gown + accessories, and the collaboration of vendors also included florals from Billabong Fresh Flower Farm, stunning calligraphy by Art by Nieman, makeup by Jen Marine - with a fabulous backdrop of Tiny Boxwood's restaurant in Highland Village. We love the pastel floral paired with ivory and the elegant vintage vibe of the whole session, captured by the talented Sasha Boheme Photography.
Love the vintage fashion as much as we do? Check out even more BHLDN loveliness here!
Photographer: Sasha Boheme Photography / Dress + Accessories: BHLDN-Houston / Location: Tiny Boxwood's Restaurant / Flowers: Billabong Fresh Flower Farm / Makeup: Jen Marine Makeup Artistry / Calligraphy: Art by Nieman / Submitted via Two Bright Lights
What a stunning autumn style shoot! Jenny Bedard Photography shared with us this gorgeous woodsy "Fairy Tale in the Woods" session all the way from Minnesota. The beautiful, sophisticated florals and refreshing colors caught our eye, and we just had to share. We are in love with the color palette and inspiration for a fall wedding!
Photography: Jenny Bedard Photography / Venue: The Woods Chapel / Floral Designer: Studio Emme / Dress Designer: Tara LaTour / Cake: Cocoa & Fig / Makeup: Smart and Chic Bride / Jewelry: Retrospect Jewelry Design / Mens Attire: Heimie's Haberdashery / Paper Props: Tam Dandy / Submitted via Two Bright Lights
Another lovely Katie Lamb Photography wedding to show you today. The wedding of Will + Justi was a reflection of them, says their photographer. The couple got married in the church that Justi grew up in then had a noon reception in their friend's backyard, on the lake. The beloved Hamburger Man catered the reception and everyone enjoyed an afternoon outside under the big Texas sky. What we love most about this wedding are all those gorgeous handmade details! We love a good DIY wedding - with ideas brides can actually use. Get all the deets below (and get that Pin button ready!)
Photographer: Katie Lamb Photography / Caterer: The Hamburger Man / Florals: Kroger / Dress Designer: Beth Stripling / Makeup: Kaleigh Simons / Mens Attire: Men's Wearhouse / Bridesmaid Dresses: Modcloth / Submitted via Two Bright Lights
Every once and awhile, we like to share an out of state wedding on the blog that has caught our attention. La Vie le Gage Couture Wedding Planning sent us this rustic ranch wedding, detailing their vision for it (and refers us to where they found each element, below!) The wedding took place at Spruce Mountain Guest Ranch in beautiful Larkspur, Colorado. The bride, Jenna, wanted the wedding to represent the "love of nature's beautiful colors and textures" with a modern twist, keeping with traditions. The couple, along with their wedding planner, decided on a color palette of Amazon Jungle, Dill, Mustard Seed, Walnut Bark, and Elegant Lace - all colors of an aspen forest in autumn.
La Vie le Gage describes the details and style of the wedding:
"The Bridesmaid dresses reflected the aspen leaf with the golden yellow color, Snap Dragon, from the Dessy Collection. The groomsmen wore classic tuxes with just a hint of a custom camouflage fabric in the handkerchief pocket, which brought the color palette out with style!
The decor included a combination of rustic and elegant elements that included silver, crystal, glass, fabric, wood, candles, unique props and much more to convey the warmth of both styles. Jenna also incorporated some DIY projects to reflect her personal touch - using dark green river rock as place cards and designing the candy table for her guests."
We personally love the wooden touches and the oversized centerpieces. Yellow is a lovely color choice for a rustic/woodlands style wedding - whether it's in the fall, spring or summer. Props to the photog, Kim Nodurft Photography, for the lovely images!
Vendor Love + Lovely Finds
Event Design La Vie le Gage Couture Events Wedding Planning www.laviegage.com
Venue Mountain Guest Ranch www.sprucemountainguestranch.com
Photography Kim Nodurft Photography www.kimnodurft.com
Cake Design Teacup www.teacup.com
Floral Flowers Forever Design www.flowersforeverdesign.com
Music Affinity for Music www.affinityformusic.com
Catering Gourmet Fine Catering www.gourmetfinecatering.com
Linens Cloth Connection www.cothconnection.com
Rentals Event Rents Denver www.eventrentsdenver.com
Gown M. Bridal www.mbridalsalon.com
Bridal Headpiece WrapsodyandInk www.wrapsodyandink.com
BM Dresses Dessy www.dessy.com
Favor Boxes WrapsodyandInk www.wrapsodyandink.com
Jewelry Lia Sophia www.liasophia.com
Props Candy Bar Etsy www.gracefilledhands.com
Candles Pottery Barn www.potterybarn.com
Today's Friday Favorites post is all about color! Spring is one of my favorite seasons for many reasons - the beautiful, bright-colored flowers that pop up everywhere, the busy wedding planning season (which means a busy season for us!) and the fact that my birthday falls in the middle of this wonderful season.
Color can scare many brides. The thought of having more than one or two colors in your wedding may seem like a reach out of your comfort zone. Meet one couple who dared to break all the wedding color rules and incorporated their own offbeat taste and colorful personality into every aspect of their wedding. Then, see our ideas for adding a little color to your big day (without the panic attack!)
Handmade, Colorful Wedding by Cory Ryan Photography
The handmade wedding of Joelle + J in Bee Cave, Texas was truly unique, according to their photographer, Cory Ryan.
"Being invited to shoot a wedding for these two uber creative pump project artists was quite an honor. The groom hand made boutonnieres for himself and the groomsmen - made with a branch, succulent air plant and buttons in shades of opalescent pink and purple. The bride wore a lovely and classic strapless dress delicately ornamented with just a touch of sequenced flowers and leaves. For the ceremony, Joelle constructed a hanging wall of multi-colored yarn poms that were so original and provided a perfect photo backdrop."
"Brightly colored lanterns set the stage for the venue. After the ceremony, kids were invited to have fun at the arts and crafts table. The couple constructed the single most amazing centerpieces I may have ever seen. Spray-painted horses and dinosaurs in pastel candy colors were surrounded with table numbers and frames with nested birds atop and both real and fake pom flowers inter dispensed."
Photographer: Cory Ryan Photography / Caterer: Pink Avocado Catering / Floral Designer: Arthouse Design / Reception Venue: Star Hill Ranch / Band: The Whiskeyshivers / DIY Designer: Project U / Etsy Designer: Divine Domestication / Other: Abrakadoodle