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CHAKA + CJ | WESTON GARDENS IN BLOOM

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CHAKA + CJ | WESTON GARDENS IN BLOOM

Yay! It's #MarriedFaceMonday!

Excited cannot even begin to describe how stoked we are to share Chaka and CJ's wedding with you today! These two tied the knot last November with the most bohemian, nerd magic filled wedding of all time! We still aren't over it! We worked with these two as their coordinator and florist to create a day that was oh-so-magical!

Usually we share our favorite moment of the day, but with this one we can barely narrow it down to the top five!

First of all, every single detail was so lovingly design and handcrafted by the bride! From the signage, to the custom laser-cut place cards to her custom bridal gown, everything was tailored to scream Chaka and CJ!

If we were forced to pick a favorite moment, it would definitely be their first look! Even months later, I can't look at the images without getting misty eyed! These two are so so in love and it just radiates out of them!

The ceremony took place in a magical hidden garden space where we lined the aisle with vintage rugs and the two did a 'whisky aging ceremony' instead of the typical unity candle!

We loved designing romantic, wine colored florals to play off the garden setting and give Chaka the boho-flower-child-bride dream she described to us! Lots of romantic candlelight to wash over guests as the sunset; it was pure magic.

And finally, the freaking music! These two had one of the best wedding playlists of all time. The dance floor was packed all night and guests went crazy! Jeff of Forerunner Entertainment worked his DJ-magic and it was a blast from beginning to end!

Kevin + Stephanie captured every moment so beautifully! Be sure to stalk the full gallery and vendor team below! (Seriously, every image is a stunner!!!)

VENDOR TEAM

COORDINATION + FLORALS | CELEBRATE DALLAS
PHOTOGRAPHER | KEVIN + STEPHANIE
VENUE | WESTON GARDENS IN BLOOM
MAKEUP | MAKEUP ART BY VIVIENNE
CATERING | CATERING BY CHEF RICHARD
 CAKES | JAR CAKERY
ENTERTAINMENT | FORERUNNER ENTERTAINMENT
OFFICIANT | ARIANNA GRAY
SLOW MOTION VIDEO BOOTH | MOTION BLUR FILMS
CEREMONY BENCHES | JUNK & DISORDERLY
OTHER RENTALS | PARTY RENT DFW + AM LINENS
LIGHTING | MUSE LIGHTING

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TRENDS | WEDDING CAKE ALTERNATIVES

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TRENDS | WEDDING CAKE ALTERNATIVES

It's the sweetest part of a wedding, after the "I Do's", we're of course talking about the desserts. Most couples head the traditional route, ordering and designing a gorgeous cake that fits the wedding's theme.

However, some brides are more adventurous and order specialty cakes in exciting or festive shapes.

And then there are brides who hate cake but, love sweets. And this is a post for designed for you! -- But, it's also for anyone who's willing to break tradition while still keeping it sweet.

CAKE POPS
They are the closest thing to cake, including the texture and taste. Cake pops also have all the style and grace without the size of a cake.

pro tip: encourage your baker to use details from your wedding. Include your color scheme or even the details of your wedding gown!

CUPCAKES
Consider these guys the older, cooler, sibling to the cake pop. They're more mature, more filling, and have so much more potential.

CUPCAKES |  MARTHA STEWART

CUPCAKES | MARTHA STEWART

CUPCAKES |  MARTHA STEWART

CUPCAKES | MARTHA STEWART

ICE CREAM
This dessert will require some logistical creativity on behalf of your caterer but, how cool would this treat be? Ice Cream Sundae Bar, anyone? 

ICE CREAM | COWBUNGA ICE CREAM

ICE CREAM | COWBUNGA ICE CREAM

pro tip: serve this guy just as the party is heating up! Want to really surprise your guests? Consider hiring an ice cream truck.

GO FRENCH: MACARONS + CROQUEMBOUCHE
Go cultural and break the mold by combining these two French classics and designing an entire desserts table around the concept.

DONUTS
Do we really need to explain the joys of a donut tower?...didn't think so.

DONUT TOWER |  ENGAGING EVENTS

DONUT TOWER | ENGAGING EVENTS

#EVERYTHINGPLEASE

Can't make up your mind? Do it all! It's your big day after all, try a dessert samplings table to keep even your pickiest of guests satisfied.

The key here is to do what makes you (and your belly) happy. One day of cravings won't hurt you too much and the possibilities are endless. If you're still undecided on what to do for your wedding dessert talk with your baker/cater or head over to one of our MOST LOVED bakers Whisk Until Sweet for even more sweet inspiration. Happy eatings!

Headline Photo | Paige Jones

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LAURA + DUSTIN | WINDSOR AT HEBRON PARK

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LAURA + DUSTIN | WINDSOR AT HEBRON PARK

Hooray! It's #marriedfacemonday! There's no better way to start the week than by sharing images of our gorgeous couples.

Laura + Dustin tied the knot back in September and, man! I have never seen a wedding filled with so much DIY love! Laura really poured her heart into creating all these incredible hand-crafted moments that really made their wedding special. From the selfie station to the piñata that guests filled with advice and warm wishes. 

Just one peek at this preppy + whimsical wedding will leave you with big grin and an urge to get crafting! 

VENDOR TEAM

COORDINATION | CELEBRATE COLOFULLY
VENUE | WINDSOR AT HEBRON PARK
PHOTOGRAPHY | AMY ZUMWALT
FLORALS | THE BLOOMING BRIDE
HAIR + MAKEUP | ANGIE WILLIAMS HAIR & MAKEUP
CATERING | CULINARY ART CATERING
CAKE | FROSTED ART
ENTERTAINMENT | MAYFIELD EVENTS
OFFICIANT | THE WEDDING PREACHER
SETUP HELP | THIRTY DAY DASH
RENTALS | BIG D PARTY RENTALS

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