The luxe feel and color scheme of Stephanie and Marcus’s outdoor Texas wedding is just amazing! Held at Elmwood Gardens in Palestine, navy one-shoulder bridesmaids dresses from Brides & Belles of Tyler pop against the lush landscape. La Tee Da Flowers created elaborate bouquets in shades of cream, pink, and yellow, and Stephanie’s was dotted with rhinestone brooches that sparkled in the sunlight. She accented her Lea-Ann Belter Bridal gown with plenty of sparkle—from a gorgeous rhinestone hair pin to a pair of drop earrings and hot pink glitter Kate Spade shoes. Krystle Akin Photography captured the elegant affair, first at the outdoor ceremony and then at the indoor reception, where tables were festooned with blooms and touches of ornate gold. You can’t miss the stunner of a cake, either—the confection from Designs by D’anne twinkled with more rhinestones and a shiny navy blue that tied in the colors from the wedding party. See it all in the gallery!
Photography – Krystle Akin Photography \ Venue – Elmwood Gardens \ Floral – La Tee Da Flowers \ Stationery – Cole and Co. \ Favors – Imprint \ Catering – Adalante Catering Company, Inc. \ Bakery – Designs by D’anne \ Rentals and Linens – All American Rentals \ DJ and Lighting – CMB Music Productions \ Makeup Artist – Belladonna Day Spa & Boutique \ Bridesmaids Dresses – Brides & Belles of Tyler \ Bridesmaids Shoes and Jewelry – JC Penney \ Gown – Lea-Ann Belter Bridal \ Bridal Salon – The Bride’s Room \ Brides Shoes – Kate Spade \ Suits, Ties, and Shoes – Men’s Wearhouse
A little cuteness goes a long way, and swiss dots definitely provide just the perfect amount of cuteness! Whether hidden in layers of tulle, as the most adorable cake icing, or front and center on a romantic dress or veil, sweet swiss dots are our current crush!
1 – dotted birdcage veil from Posh Veils, image by Chupp Photography via Ruffled \ 2 – Love Story Romantic Swiss Dot gown from Claire La Faye, $2,300 \ 3 – Dotty Sheer Tights in White from To February, $10 \ 4 – dotted tulle, image by Elizabeth Messina* \ 5 – Swiss-dot chiffon dress from J Crew, $249 \ 6 – boudoir photo by Dayfotographi via OneWed \ 7 – Divine Grace Swiss Dot dress from Ruche, $52.99 \ 8 – dotted wedding cake, image by Scott Piner via Southern Weddings \ 9 – white dotted table linen, image by Sylvie Gil Photography via Style Me Pretty \ 10 – Swiss dot cathedral length veil by Melinda Rose Design on Etsy, $250
*Elizabeth Messina is a member of the EAD Vendor Guide. To find vendors in your area, click here, or if you are a vendor interested in applying, click here.
We’re so excited to share a wonderful and relaxing DIY project with you today from the fabulous Rebekah J Murray: a recipe for Herbs de Provence seasoned salts! They’re useful, easy to make, and would make great favors for a wedding or shower.
The recipe is entirely dependent on how many you want to make, but here are the supplies you’ll need:
- 4oz ball jelly jars
- Coarse Sea Salt (If you use finer salt it’ll turn to powder once you put it in the food processor)
- Summer Savory
- Dried Lavender Buds
- 2″ Circle Labels
- Food Processor
Mix equal amounts of the herbs and lavender together, and then add 1 to 1 with the salt. You can play around with the herb to salt ratio depending on how many you need to make and how far you need to stretch your herbs. Once you’ve got your mixture, add it to a food processor and blend for about 10 seconds since the texture of the different herbs is what makes it so pretty.
Scoop the mixture into jars and if you’d like, print our custom label (or create your own), tie a ribbon around the jar if you like, and voila!
They smell incredible and turn a simple chicken dish into a gourmet treat.
Photography - Rebekah J Murray* \ Label Design - Jen Olmstead of Deleted Space Creative
*Rebekah J Murray is a member of the EAD Vendor Guide. To find vendors in your area, click here, or if you are a vendor interested in applying, click here.
Update: all 20 pairs of tickets have been given away. Thanks all!
I’m so very excited to be speaking at the Martha Stewart Wedding Party in Chicago this Sunday, March 10th, and I am even more excited to have 20 pairs of tickets to give away! Just be one of the first 20 people to comment below, and you will one a pair of tickets to this Sunday’s amazing event!
Not feeling a shower filled with toilet paper dresses and lingerie? A bachelorette bar-hop not your speed? We have 10 fun alternatives for you! Have a day at the spa, cook up a fabulous meal, or get crafting with these unique bridal shower or bachelorette party ideas!
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