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365 Days as an Ogden!

This day last year was one of the best days of my life! Not only did I finally get to marry my best friend, but I also got to spend that exciting time of our lives with our closes family and friends, AND have the biggest dance party ever. The hubs doesn't get enough shout outs in my crazy business world, so I am so happy to share a post solely about him and us and this special day! Nothing makes me happier than being this guys wife, and this year has been nothing short of amazing. Of course there have been the picture perfect moments (like these amazing ones below from Elisabeth Carol Photography), but as with any blossoming marriage there was plenty of learning and not so pretty moments too. But all of it is part of our journey and our story together, so it couldn't be more beautiful! 

Our wedding day was a perfectly sunny September day that I will never forget! I am sure you are shocked to hear that I did all of our paper products, signage, and little details for our wedding day :) I had so much fun bringing the vision to life and basically making our wedding decor my full time job. Wooooops! Our wedding colors were black and white with pops of gold, deep reds, blush pinks, and lots of greenery! So for our invitations, I knew I wanted to have a black outer envelope with white calligraphy, because it is my all time favorite combination! I used a watercolor floral pattern as an accent throughout our papers which brought that bright color that I love so much! 

We had an amazing team of vendors that made the day happen seamlessly and beautifully, you can find the full team listed below the photo reel! 

Cheers to our first year, and here's to many many more! 

Watercolor wedding invitations with black and white classic accents.
A fun way to incorporate some of the bride and grooms personality into the wedding invitation suite is to add a list of places that the bride and groom love! On ours, we included some restaurants, bars, and favorite places to go in Dallas!
Simple gold wedding invitation with watercolor floral pattern accent as a border.
Dallas wedding at St. Rita Catholic Church
Catholic wedding ceremony in Dallas Texas, St. Rita Catholic Church
Marine Corps wedding tradition, the bride and groom exiting under a sword arch!
Black bridesmaids dresses all different styles shows so much personality!
Full tulle skirt wedding gown with lace embroidery details on the bust.
Wedding welcome signage on a handmade wooden easel board, decorated with tassel strings and oversized balloons!
Custom seating chart; names lettered on large sheets of plexy glass hanging from wooden structure.
A non-traditional wedding guest book; we had small index cards with different questions and prompts for guests to fill out!
Simple wooden block table numbers; sleek and chic acrylic glass seating chart for wedding reception.
One of my favorite details from our wedding, a big face in the hole for guests to get pictures in! I painted this with my sister in law!
Sparkler wedding exit at Brookhaven Country Club in Dallas, Texas

Photography: Elisabeth Carol Photography
Wedding Planner: Chic Fleur Weddings + Events
Hair/Makeup: Elan Makeup Studio
Flowers: Lizzie Bee's Flower Shoppe
DJ: Michael Vieira with LeForce Entertainment
Calligraphy/Invites/Signage: Goldie Design Co.
Cake: Delicious Cakes
Reception Venue: Brookhaven Country Club
Ceremony Venue: St. Rita Catholic Church

Forest Bohemian Shoot

This shoot is always a good one to look back on...I just love all of the delicate details that made up this setting. This boho style makes for the perfect little woodsy picnic scene! Also, I am just going to put this out there...this styling team made the Pantone colors of the year cool before they were the Pantone colors of the year! These hints of dusty blue and blush pinks paired with the greenery surrounding, all the heart eyes! Loved working with this talented group of vendors!

Plano wedding place setting inspiration.
Custom Wedding invitations and calligraphy services for Arbor Hills wedding.
Simple naked cake for Arbor Hills Plano wedding. 
Simple and modern wedding invitation design for Arbor Hills wedding.
Dusty blue and blush pink wedding inspiration.
Bohemian wedding inspiration for Arbor Hills wedding.

You can also see more images on the Smitten blog, where this shoot was featured a few months back! 

Photographer: AR Photography  |  Event Planner: Wild Flower Weddings and Events  |  Floral: Fleurs de France Floral  |  Bridal SalonDe Ma Fille  |  Dress: Tia Adora Bridal  |  Hair + Makeup: Stephanie Nelson Hair and Makeup  |  Venue: Arbor Hills Nature Preserve  |  Calligraphy + Stationery: Goldie Design Go. |   China Rentals: Pretty Little Plates  |  Cake: Meringue Bakery