Sunday Spotlight: K & K Photography
Sunday Spotlight: A Time to Shine Floral Design
Whoever said, “do what you love and love what you do,” must have had Kelly in mind, the owner and head florist of A Time to Shine Floral Design. Her love for flowers began at age 16 when she volunteered to fill in a short-staffed floral department at her job in the local grocery store, and then requested to be permanently moved to that team. Soon, she began dreaming of starting her own floral business and giving clients a completely customized experience. One day after work, Kelly shared some ideas with her husband and he said, “Go for it!” The rest is history.
Floral arrangements very quickly tie together a reception from the colors to the welcoming appearance and are a fantastic addition to your table top decor. Arrangements can vary in hundreds of ways, making each one personalized and special for your big day. Choosing a florist is much more than looking at the cost of a package - it's about their art work, the style(s) the design and your trust in them to complete your vision.
Still a relatively small operation, A Time to Shine has the ability to, and truly delights in, providing clients with customizable options; not just packages A, B, or C. They take the time and care to work out arrangements that reflects the couple’s personality, taste, and preferences. Kelly enjoys regularly experimenting and trying the latest trends, so that she can always be sure she knows how to do what you’re envisioning.
A Time to Shine Floral Design
A Sweet Tooth & Heaven Sent Treats!
Samantha with Heavenly Taylored Sweets has been baking for over 10 years and made things official nearly four years ago focusing on her art. In addition to her kind and charismatic personality her talents in the kitchen are phenomenal. Samantha focuses on creating custom works of art that taste as good or better than they look. Even though her specialty is buttercream cakes, she also works with fondant to create a custom piece perfect for your event! Cakes are just the beginning, do you have a sweet tooth for cookies, cupcakes, cake pops, scones, pies, cinnamon rolls....The list goes on and on and it's only making us hungrier!
One thing Brides of Heavenly Taylored Sweets love is the straight forward pricing. Not in the business of additional cost lines such as delivery and additional fees on invoices this is one bakery that keeps things simple. Fillings & multiple flavors? It's rare they will cost any additional - unless you choose something extremely exotic or highly specialized. Samantha's philosophy is if she is going to bake you a custom order why not let you choose exactly what you want!
Heavenly Taylored Sweets
Feast of Roses: Banquet
It's no secret Hawthorn Hills Ranch has a big heart for the community & for local organizations. This non-profit banquet was one of our favorites from 2016. The ladies of this group did a phenomenal job to incorporate various aspects of their organization from their colors to their squirrel mascot.
Floral accents can add elegant touches without over powering a table for a banquet. These roses paired with our vases and accent pieces offer a gorgeous look with the red linen napkins and accent runners. A beautiful touch that set the decor over the top was the accent of a pearl in the middle of the red rose.
Whether it is a small or large banquet, celebrating the year's end or a company's anniversary we would love to celebrate with you at Hawthorn Hills Ranch. One of the perks of our modern, southern chic venue is it's versatility to make it your own.
Photography by Rachel Gilster Photography
Setting the Atmosphere
A night full of music, dancing and laughter is how many couples envision their reception to celebrate their big day. But if that's you it can be difficult finding someone you haven't "seen in action", and odds are unless your sister just got married you don't have a go-to list. Meeting a professional gives you the opportunity to see if your personalities mesh well, their reputation and reviews are a great asset and so is their experience.
Jay Fox Production covers all of these and then some, with a fantastic outlook that each wedding and event has an orchestrated flow and deserves a unique atmosphere. He is able to achieve this through paying careful attention the entire evening to your guests, carefully selecting the perfect songs to set the tempo of the evening- and of course with some great lighting as well! With more than 20 years experience you surely will not be disappointed with this talented professional regardless of the size or type of event you are planning.
Jay Fox Productions
A Fairy Tale Come True
Every girl wants to feel like a princess on her wedding day from planning every last detail to putting on her white gown. This styled shoot took place at our venue in Denton TX and is just full of inspiration, Cinderella vibes and modern details. Candles add an elegant touch and add height to the tables while keeping the clean setting uninterrupted. One of our favorite details is the full tulle skirt that flows in the wind and would leave any bride feeling like Cinderella.
Sunday Spotlight: ANM Photography
Couples dream of their big day for months & years and it seems to fly by as a giant blur when it finally does come. Capturing those moments for you to view years to come is one of the most important ways to hold unto those moments that speed by but mean so much. Finding a photographer to trust with those treasured moments can be intimidating. Each photographer's style is as unique as their personality and their talents sculpted by years of experience, training and education. Choosing a photographer you get along with, but more so one who sees the joy in your moments and can celebrate with you on your wedding day is priceless.
We always have our brides with an outdoor ceremony have a plan B - one they are happy with, just in case. Finding your perfect photographer should be the same way. Are you planning an outdoor ceremony/reception? Do they have experience with rainy days, dark reception rooms or rooms with large natural light? These are great questions to think of and a professional photographer will have not only experience but experience that you will be more than happy with. When you look through your photo album next year, or 10 years down the road you will smile as you relive those moments.
If you are looking for a photographer who will bring sunshine to your rainy day you will want to meet Ariana with ANM Photography!
"I live in North Texas with 3 dogs and the love of my life. Does it surprise you that I met him at the dog park? How romantic is that?! I have a growing vintage camera collection and have worked at Babes in Sanger for over 5 years. I hope that while I’m capturing your memories, we become lifelong friends so I can continue to photograph the next keepsake moments in your life. "
-Ariana Nicole Miller
Ariana's fun, personable and unobtrusive personality was a perfect match for this couple to capture a moody, romantic setting - even with the freezing rain. She has dedicated not only her time during this one shoot but her life to preserving such cherished moments for all her clients. Ariana Nicole Miller began her passion for photography in 8th grade, even winning awards for her photography. Since then she has photographed a large variety of subjects from couples, to buildings and has a Bachelor in Fine Art Degree from the University of North Texas in Photography and Business Marketing.
Barefoot & Boho Beautiful Bride
The florals mirrored throughout from a bouquet to centerpieces are a perfect touch with a tighter budget allowing the final details to shine. Such details include the wooden geometric vases, pieces of driftwood with moss, variety of candlesticks and tapers and antlers. Combining a modern and rustic bohemian style the modern table & place settings compliment the neutral colors and details on the Bride’s gown.
Any southern bride with a free side is sure to love this style for a warm reception in an open pasture. One of our favorite pieces is the elegant sofa and olive green chair by Beautiful Event Rentals, creating an outdoor seating area for guests. A comfortable yet elegant setting is a perfect way to create the unique reception you dream of without loosing the carefree aspect that reflects your personality.
There are a million ways a Bride can make her big day her own, from colors to decor accents. One of the biggest trends in 2016 was the bohemian style, particularly with outdoor receptions. As this style has evolved we are loving the direction it has taken for 2017 with an elegant and whimsical twist. Spring in particular pairs perfectly with soft colors, gorgeous flowers and a breathtaking sunset. With a mixture of pastels and flowing greenery a farm house table sets the perfect stage. Candelabras make for a simple centerpiece while adding heigth and dimension. Take a peek at some of these photos - you'll see the coordinator (Katie Frost Weddings) used a variety of candles to tie the soft colors together and it just sets the table apart! Be sure to key your florist in on the colors you'll be using for the tapers to provide a flawless scene for your guests.
Photos by Andrea Elizabeth Photography
There is no doubt that any guest at this table would feel at ease and would quickly fall in love with each and every detail. Our favorite part? The simple yet breathtaking beauty that such a whimsy style focus' on the Bride allowing her to outshine it all! Such a welcoming style can incorporate a variety of details to easily conform for any Bride to Be - take a look at that gorgeous cake! Adding color to your design can easily be used to highlight it and shouldn't scare off any Bride!
Photos by Megan Kay Photography
The fairy tale feel from this style is simply the best! Such a timeless style with modern accents (did you catch that hand lettering set on the place setting?) its easy to see where so much inspiration can come from this style. Adding a little elegance and southern charm around the property is one thing we love to do and cannot get enough of!
Talented Vendors Include
Hawthorn Hills Ranch
Katie Frost Weddings
Beautiful Event Rentals
Gold Dust Vintage
The London Baker
Wild Rose Events
Frisco Bridal Boutique
Jewelry by Amanda Paret
Gifts They'll Swoon For!
Most of the trends we touch on are wedding & event related, but this one is a win for all our readers and friends! We've seen boxes used for a variety of things from monthly subscriptions to a creative way to box a gift you bought at the store. These boxes take it to a whole new level. Some you are able to click and go, others you can personalize in your own way but one thing is certain- they are all hand packaged and look amazing. When we first met the owners of these two companies at a styled shoot we couldn't keep our eyes off of these gorgeous gifts. Each one unique meant for a special occasion and put together with time & care.
Andrea Elizabeth Photography
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