a Bride, a Groom and an Elephant | editorial for Utterly Engaged Volume 2 | Lauren Peele Photography

19 Sep

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There are so times I think to myself while working, “Seriously, how did I get this lucky? The day I drove to Cut & Shoot, Texas (yes, an actual town, population 1,098) for an over-the-top yet totally natural and organically gorgeous editorial photo shoot with Lauren Peele Photography, The Southern Table and Without Wax Katy, and Paige the Elephant.

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Yes, a real, live, gentle giant elephant named Paige, weighing in at 8500 pounds and 9 feet tall. I’m even more thrilled to announce that this styled shoot was picked up for PRINT by Utterly Engaged Magazine Volume 2, which launches TODAY! WIth a nude eye, crimson lip, soft skin a runway-inspired, twisted low-ponytail, our model delivered the look with perfection. I’ve been dying to share these images and now I finally can! Hopefully you enjoy every magical moment as much as I did!

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BHLDN Fall 2014 Wedding Collection Debut

18 Sep

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Tasmin Gown | $1600.00

It’s no secret that BHLDN is hands-down my favorite gown and accessory label for my brides and their bridesmaids … elegant, graceful, whimsical and always dripping in pure romance…wedding day perfection in fact.

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Adelaide Gown | $2495.00

So you’ll be just as giddy as I am when you see the new 2014 Fall Collection they’ve just launched! The latest releases into the collection (just this week) are gowns inspired by delicate, feminine details of the Paris Ballet. Here’s a look at a few of my favorites, but you can see the entire collection HERELe swoon. 

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Wing Gown | $1400.00

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Carina Corset & Ahsan Skirt | $930.00 & $1860.00

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Ava Tulle Skirt | $695.00

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Lucca Gown | $480.00

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Evangeline Dress | $260.00

Lindsey’s bridal beauty | Relive Photography | After Yes Weddings

21 Aug

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Polished. Sophisticated. Dripping with modern glamour. I absolutely loved spending wedding day with Lindsey!

Wedding planner | After Yes // Photographer | Relive Photography  Bridal Portrait // Venue | Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek 

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Kelly’s wedding day beauty | A Stylish Soiree | Perez Photography

13 Aug

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I absolutely adored working with this sweet and beautiful bride, Kelly! I love her effortlessly delicate and ladylike style that we emphasized with soft smoldering eyes and classic bridal updo. We added a pop of petal pink on her cheeks and lips, and voila, the perfect springtime garden wedding beauty!

Planner, Design, Floral : A Stylish Soiree | Photography : Perez Photography | Venue : Dallas Arboretum

 

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Megan’s wedding day beauty | Tyler + Lindsey Photography | Crescent Hotel Dallas

12 Aug

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Megan’s wedding day beauty was the epitome of classic elegance and sophisticated glamour. Beautiful skin with sculpted cheeks, nude eyes with a black winged liner, defined brows and a perfect matte berry pout (in my favorite lipstick of all time, MAC Perpetual Flame). A low, polished updo with a  deep side part finished off her timeless look.

Tyler + Lindsey Photography | Crescent Hotel Dallas | Dallas Arboretum 

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Caitlin’s outdoor engagement session | Taylor Lord Photography

11 Aug

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Gorgeous girl. Beautiful black hair. Defined eyes (and a mid-session lipstick switch from light pink to matte red). So much to love about Caitlin’s look for her and Brandon’s outdoor engagement shoot by magical, film photographer extraordinaire, Taylor Lord Photography. We did a soft, matte smokey eye on this beautiful bride-to-be and a peachy cheek with big, loose waves and a little volume to create her effortlessly chic outdoor engagement session look.

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Audrey’s bridal beauty | Dallas Petroleum Club | Vera Wang

30 Jun

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Audrey is one of those classic, effortlessly gorgeous girls who is equally as sweet, lovely and completely genuine… pretty much making her the perfect bride and client. And because she is just so very stunning, please enjoy this major overload of her wedding day gorgeousness! Hair & makeup for this entire group by Beauty & the Blush!

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Planner :: Collins Coordination | Wedding Gown :: Vera Wang | Bridesmaid Fashion :: Monique Lhuillier | Venue :: Dallas Petrolleum Club | Floral :: Jackson Durham | Photography :: Averi Blackmon Photography

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I came back mid-way through Audrey’s reception to give her a party-perfect update to her look: we changed her updp to a beautiful side swept ponytail and added a bright pop of coral-pink on her lips!f143

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Susan’s bridal portrait beauty | Thisbe Grace Photography | Dallas Aboretum

25 Jun

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I love Susan’s classic, graceful beauty and was so pleased to have been able to do her makeup for her bridal portraits as well as her hair and makeup for her rehearsal dinner! Unfortunately I wasn’t available on her wedding day (major sad face inserted here) but am so thrilled to have just gotten my hands on all theses beautiful images by the dreamy, magnificent Thisbe Grace Photography.

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BRIDAL PORTRAIT beauty // timeless, soft muted tones (peach, pink, grey) in all matte shades, flawless skin and the perfect pale pink lipstick // hairstyle by Larc Salon Dallas / Dallas Arboretum

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Rehearsal dinner beauty // shimmery metallics for a fun look with her sparkly dress and a voluminous, detailed but modern updo since we knew she would be wearing it down for her wedding / Arlington Hall at Lee Park / Rachel Derman Events

Enjoy!

Faye’s bridal beauty | Charla Storey Photography | Trinity River Audubon Center

20 Jun

Hello, gorgeous! I absolutely loved being a part of Faye’s wedding day! Check out her sultry smokey eye with a bold, berry-colored lip and her effortlessly gorgeous updo for her “I Do’s” at the Trinity River Audubon!

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Images by Charla Storey Photography | Floral by GRO Designs | planning by Blue Bird Weddings & Events 


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Lauren’s bridal portraits | Canals at Las Colinas | Brandi Burkett Photography

16 Jun

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I’ve been dying to do this post! Lauren took her bridal portraits earlier this spring before she hopped on a plane with her fiancé, both their families in tow, and headed for their destination nuptials on Italy’s Amalfi Coast. Jealous? Yeah, me too. But I’m so grateful I was able to do her hair and makeup for her romantic, Tuscan-inspired portrait session at the Canals of Las Colinas with Brandi Burkett Photography. Aside from how gorgeous she is – how freaking amazing is her couture wedding gown by Deborah Powell of White Gown Workroom? Swoon. Cheers to you, sweet Lauren!

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