Press | Grace Kelly and Edith Head Inspired Wedding on Style Me Pretty

 
 

We're thrilled to be featured today on Style Me Pretty! A story of true movement and elegance inspired by Edith Head's layered chiffon and Grace Kelly as Frances Stevens in Alfred Hitchcock's To Catch a Thief

planning, design, and styling: The Wildflowers | photographer: Kayla Barker | florals: Bows and Arrows | HAMU: Brittany Jones | rentals: Posh Couture Rentals | gown #1: Tatyana Merenyuk | gown #2: Stanley Korshak Bride | model: Campbell Agency | rings: Trumpet and Horn | venue: Bass Hall

Press | Growing Garden Wedding featured on Style Me Pretty

 
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We're thrilled to be featured on Style Me Pretty once again, this time with a greenhouse garden wedding inspiration. Part of our intentional design process is creating an extremely cohesive design so your wedding photos will flow effortlessly together. In this dreamy growing garden wedding, the consistency was in the effortless, growing, and wild, yet refined design. Here, we let the florals created by Bows and Arrows run wild. The flowers, leaves, and vines that enveloped the space were as beautiful as they were untamed -- a far cry from traditional tightly-bunches white blooms. The same effortlessness translated into the bridal style with messy chignons and loose fishtails, with little petals and leaves woven throughout their hair as though they had fallen from the florals around them. Two beautiful brides escaping their days for a quiet moment among blossoming plants and sun-drenched tile. Outside, the reception table was shaded by a vine installation mimicking the soft lines of the leafy overhead branches, while dozens of tiny vessels contained their own arrangement of just a few buds and leaves. 

bride surrounded in florals
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hanging flower installation wedding reception | follow us on instagram: @ thewildflowers_com
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photographer: Apryl Ann Photography | florals: Bows and Arrows | planning, design, and styling: The Wildflowers | gowns: Stanley Korshak Bride | hair and makeup: Samantha Landis | models: The Campbell Agency | paper goods: Bonne Nouvelle Design | rentals: Perch Decor | rings: Shapiro Diamonds

Press | Indoor Garden Wedding featured on Style Me Pretty

 
Indoor garden wedding designed by The Wildflowers | featured on Style Me Pretty | follow along on instagram: @ thewildflowers_com
 

We're so thrilled to be featured on Style Me Pretty today! 

When faced with the perplexing problem of outdoor vs indoor, the answer is: "why not both?" Bringing the outdoors in is one of my favorite ways to design with intention, leaving the worry of uncontrollable weather behind. Being surrounded by such lush greenery, the smell of just-bloomed florals, and the glow of romantic candlelight creates a sweet, magical setting. This shoot shows just that. Bows and Arrows communicates the idea of a lush, overflowing garden in their table garland, growing wall installation, and cake table flawlessly. The wildness of the florals is counterpointed by the design of the table, adding a structured, polished facet. Continuing the theme of wild and polished juxtapositions is the bride and groom. The bride's Tara la Tour gown looks fit for a princess, but with a closer look you see the detail of polka-dotted strokes of tulle. The groom's ASOS suit is well-fitted and proper, though there is an unexpected, vibrant blue hue. A couple of rebellious, yet conscious details that make up a very fun and beautiful scene. 

Arabella June watercolor crest wedding invitations design with The Wildflowers | featured on Style Me Pretty | follow along on instagram: @ thewildflowers_com
wedding rings from Shapiro Diamonds | The Wildflowers | featured on Style Me Pretty | follow along on instagram: @ thewildflowers_com
jasmine wedding table garland by Bows and Arrows | The Wildflowers | featured on Style Me Pretty | follow along on instagram: @ thewildflowers_com
table setting design by The Wildflowers | featured on Style Me Pretty | follow along on instagram: @ thewildflowers_com
table setting by The Wildflowers | featured on Style Me Pretty | follow along on instagram: @ thewildflowers_com
table setting designed by The Wildflowers | featured on Style Me Pretty | follow along on instagram: @ thewildflowers_com
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event planning, design, and styling: The Wildflowers | photographer: Kayla Barker | florals: Bows and Arrows | accessories: Shapiro Diamonds | desserts: Layered Bake Shop | female hair and makeup: Tracy Melton | female model: Paige of The Dragonfly Agency | gown: Tara la Tour of A and Bé Bridal Shop | hair accessories: Erica Elizabeth | linens: La Tavola | male hair: Walter of The Campbell Agency | male model: Trevor of The Campbell Agency | paper goods: Arabella June | rentals: Bella Acento | venue: Crescent Court

Veiled Beauties: Origins and Styles of a Classic Wedding Look

 
Veilied Beauties: Origins and Styles of a Classic Wedding Look by The Wildflowers, an event planning and designing company | follow along on instagram: @ thewildflowers_com
 

Like something old and something new, veils are a traditional part of a bridal ensemble. Their origins can be traced to superstition—Ancient Greeks and Romans feared spirits and demons, and believed they would chase brides up to the altar to steal her from her betrothed. Veils were meant to conceal the bride from these evil forces, and the tradition of ‘giving away the bride’ was a means to prevent her from tripping and falling because the thick fabric obstructed her sight. Today, some say it’s bad luck for a groom to see a bride until she reaches the altar; others believe a bride should stay hidden until the ceremony ends to seem pure or demure; and still others see the lifting of the veil as the bride’s shining moment, where her beauty is finally revealed to her groom and guests. No matter the reason, embracing the veil tradition infuses elegance and allure to a bridal look.

 
The birdcage veil, a 50s inspired look. | The Wildflowers featured on Martha Stewart Weddings | Instagram: @ thewildflowers_com | www.thewildflowers.com
 

Birdcage: These retro veils were at the height of popularity in the 1950s; they offer just enough mystery while also leaving the face visible to guests. Pair a birdcage veil with a feather fascinator or vintage brooch, or wear it by itself for a minimalist look.

 
The blusher, a small but graceful veil. | The Wildflowers featured on Martha Stewart Weddings | Instagram: @ thewildflowers_com | www.thewildflowers.com
 

Blusher: A blusher veil can be worn with or without a longer veil covering the hair. The blusher covers a bride’s face and was originally more of a conservative choice. The father of the bride might pull the veil off his daughter’s face before they walk down the aisle, or the groom will lift it before their first kiss. 

 
A flyaway veil cascades behind the bride. | The Wildflowers featured on Martha Stewart Weddings | Instagram: @ thewildflowers_com | www.thewildflowers.com
 

Flyaway: Aptly named for their flowing shape, flyaway veils are multi-layered and fall behind the hair just past the shoulders. They are a more casual, understated choice.

 
Grace Kelly in an elbow veil. | The Wildflowers featured on Martha Stewart Weddings | Instagram: @ thewildflowers_com | www.thewildflowers.com
 

Elbow: Also popular in the 1950s, elbow veils often have a fabric edging. They cover the shoulders and end just past the elbows.

 
Kate Middleton made the fingertip even more popular. | The Wildflowers featured on Martha Stewart Weddings | Instagram: @ thewildflowers_com | www.thewildflowers.com
 

Fingertip: This cape-style choice covers more hair than do other veils, and end around the wrist or fingertips. Kate Middleton brought this style back into fashion in 2011, when she wore an embroidered face-framing veil to her wedding.

 
 

Ballet / Waltz: This veil falls just above the knee or ankle, and is a lovely choice for brides who want the look of a long veil without choosing one that reaches the ground.

 
Kate Moss in a chapel veil.
 

Chapel / Sweep / Full Length: A true classic, the chapel veil touches the floor and is often made of dreamy tulle. A chapel veil is an ethereal, dramatic choice for a traditional bride.

 
Cathedral veils cascade far behind the bride.
 

Cathedral: Cathedral veils are long, show-stopping, and romantic. They trail behind the bride, creating a never-ending silhouette, and are traditionally worn in a religious setting.

 
 

Juliet: This veil was all the rage in the 1920s and 30s, when brides were glamorous and demure. The veil fabric is shaped into a bonnet-style cap worn tightly over the head, with more veil fabric or lace cascading from the back edge.

 
Mantillas were a favorite of Jackie Kennedy's.
 

Mantilla: These unconventional beauties are worn draped across the head, with no real shape or structure. They can also be a covering for a bun or updo, draped similarly but further back on the head.

 
Headwrap veils are often heavily embellished. Headwrap: A favorite among bohemian, modern brides, the headwrap style veil is effortless and easy to dress up or down.
 

Headwrap: A favorite among bohemian, modern brides, the headwrap style veil is effortless and easy to dress up or down.

Press | Samantha and Michael on Martha Stewart Weddings

 
Delicately draped ribbon on menus accentuates the looseness of the center flowers. | The Wildflowers on Martha Stewart Weddings | Follow along on Instagram: @ thewildflowers_com | thewildflowers.com
 

We’re so excited Samantha and Michael's San Antonio wedding is featured on Martha Stewart Weddings! S + M’s wedding was a dream to design. The couple’s initial vision was a moody, dramatic and romantic palette. Drawing inspiration from a floral watercolor that hung in Samantha’s home, we selected an unconventional but beautiful blend of dusty blue-gray, deep navy, rich plum and berry, and tiny hints of blush and green. The watercolor texture carried over into other elements of design—from the interior of the Southern Fried Paper envelopes to the custom-painted ombré blue escort card display. Samantha envisioned a showstopping display of vibrant freesia hanging from her reception ceiling, and our team dip-dyed each blossom to create the dramatic depth of the installation. To balance, we settled upon simpler florals for the tablescapes, as well as traditional silver flatware and delicate light gray lace-patterned chargers. From ceremony to reception, we strove for this harmony of classic and whimsical: you’ll see it in the blend of stately woods and undone romantic florals; in the contrast of simple and clean lines with flowing fabrics and loose ribbon; and in the medley of androgyny and femininity with colors, textures, and shapes.

Deep, luxe blues and light translucent watercolors inspired this invitation suite | The Wildflowers featured on Martha Stewart Weddings | Instagram: @ thewildflowers_com | www.thewildflowers.com
Timeless silver shine and art deco styling make this ring a standout. | The Wildflowers featured on Martha Stewart Weddings | Instagram: @ thewildflowers_com | www.thewildflowers.com
A barely-there veil offers the smallest bit of mystery to this bride's allure. | The Wildflowers featured on Martha Stewart Weddings | Instagram: @ thewildflowers_com | www.thewildflowers.com
A knockout bouquet of draped, just-gathered florals in dark purples, pinks and reds. | The Wildflowers featured on Martha Stewart Weddings | Instagram: @ thewildflowers_com | www.thewildflowers.com
Dusty blues and light ceruleans: perfect palette for a bridal party | The Wildflowers featured on Martha Stewart Weddings | Instagram: @ thewildflowers_com | www.thewildflowers.com
Perfection in bow-tie form. | The Wildflowers featured on Martha Stewart Weddings | Instagram: @ thewildflowers_com | www.thewildflowers.com
Intimate wedding portraits in front of light tile and blooming greenery. | The Wildflowers featured on Martha Stewart Weddings | Instagram: @ thewildflowers_com | www.thewildflowers.com
A moody, romantic bridal party look with light blues, rich marsala, and touches of white. | The Wildflowers featured on Martha Stewart Weddings | Instagram: @ thewildflowers_com | www.thewildflowers.com
A flowing veil is a perfect match for a drapey gown. | The Wildflowers featured on Martha Stewart Weddings | Instagram: @ thewildflowers_com | www.thewildflowers.com
The smallest green leaves adorn these wooden reception chairs. | The Wildflowers featured on Martha Stewart Weddings | Instagram: @ thewildflowers_com | www.thewildflowers.com
The spectacular Southwest School of Art. | The Wildflowers featured on Martha Stewart Weddings | Instagram: @ thewildflowers_com | www.thewildflowers.com
The bride and groom share a moment together. | The Wildflowers featured on Martha Stewart Weddings | Instagram: @ thewildflowers_com | www.thewildflowers.com
Guests, clad in non-traditional but very chic black, say cheers. | The Wildflowers featured on Martha Stewart Weddings | Instagram: @ thewildflowers_com | www.thewildflowers.com
Florals droop in an unexpected but lovely way. | The Wildflowers featured on Martha Stewart Weddings | Instagram: @ thewildflowers_com | www.thewildflowers.com
A Southern-style porch welcomes guests for a reception. | The Wildflowers featured on Martha Stewart Weddings | Instagram: @ thewildflowers_com | www.thewildflowers.com
Loose flowers mimic the draped ribbon. | The Wildflowers featured on Martha Stewart Weddings | Instagram: @ thewildflowers_com | www.thewildflowers.com
The simplicity of these table settings let the guests become the focus. | The Wildflowers featured on Martha Stewart Weddings | Instagram: @ thewildflowers_com | www.thewildflowers.com
Individual flowers occupy little crystal vases on this tablescape. | The Wildflowers featured on Martha Stewart Weddings | Instagram: @ thewildflowers_com | www.thewildflowers.com
Gray linens are simple yet eye-catching. | The Wildflowers featured on Martha Stewart Weddings | Instagram: @ thewildflowers_com | www.thewildflowers.com
This hand-painted ombre makes a beautiful escort card display. | The Wildflowers featured on Martha Stewart Weddings | Instagram: @ thewildflowers_com | www.thewildflowers.com
Dyed freesia envelops guests in a whimsical floral canopy. | The Wildflowers featured on Martha Stewart Weddings | Instagram: @ thewildflowers_com | www.thewildflowers.com
The bride and groom's chairs were decorated with looped linen and bunches of greens. | The Wildflowers featured on Martha Stewart Weddings | Instagram: @ thewildflowers_com | www.thewildflowers.com
Tall forest green candles are elegant when surrounded by greenery. | The Wildflowers featured on Martha Stewart Weddings | Instagram: @ thewildflowers_com | www.thewildflowers.com
Guests say cheers to the newlyweds across their intimate family-centric seating arrangement. | The Wildflowers featured on Martha Stewart Weddings | Instagram: @ thewildflowers_com | www.thewildflowers.com
Vintage chaises and metallic accents create a chic dance floor seating area. | The Wildflowers featured on Martha Stewart Weddings | Instagram: @ thewildflowers_com | www.thewildflowers.com
A stand-alone arrangement encapsulates this dusty, romantic palette.. | The Wildflowers featured on Martha Stewart Weddings | Instagram: @ thewildflowers_com | www.thewildflowers.com
Twinkling lights illuminate a freesia installation above a bride and her guests. | The Wildflowers featured on Martha Stewart Weddings | Instagram: @ thewildflowers_com | www.thewildflowers.com
Even in black and white, this freesia installation and twinkling lights are breathtaking. | The Wildflowers featured on Martha Stewart Weddings | Instagram: @ thewildflowers_com | www.thewildflowers.com

 

designing, planning, and styling: The Wildflowers | photography: Ryan Ray | florals: The Southern Table | cake: Cakes by Cathy Young | croquembouche and dessert: Bakery Lorraine  | escort card display paintings: Kayla Barker | getaway car: Elegant Limousine and Charter | hair: Erica Rae | invitations and paper goods: Southern Fried Paper | lighting: Holtz Lighting and Audio Visual | music - ceremony: Terra Vista Strings | music - cocktail, dinner, dancing: The Drywater Band | rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals, Bella Acento, Melody's Joy | transportation: Star Shuttle | venue - ceremony: Southwest School of Art | venue - reception: The Argyle 

The Cool Bride's Guide to Wedding Music: First Dance

 
The Cool Bride's Guide to Wedding Music: First Dance by The Wildflowers | follow us on instagram: @ thewildflowers_com

The bride and groom's first dance is one of the most beautiful parts of a wedding, and nothing beats a Wildflower bride's choice of a song she truly loves, whether it be by Bon Iver, Adele, or Tony Bennett. In case you're in need of some inspiration, we've rounded up a few of our favorite love songs that are sure to make the moment memorable.

 

7 Wedding Favor Ideas for the Wildflower Bride

A Wildflower bride knows that the presence of her guests is one of the most special parts of her big day, so she'll likely want to thank them with a delicate and delightful gift. Here, find inspiration from these standout favors that guests will actually cherish long after your reception.

Matchbox | We're sure we speak for all of your guests when we say that matchboxes (or anything, really) with your names, initials, or wedding date will not be kept too long after the celebration is over. However, Shandell's makes beautifully designed matchboxes that are perfect for any living room, whether they have candles to light or not. | Shandell's Botanical Matchbox

 
Wedding Favors: Shandell's matchboxes | follow us on Instagram @ thewildflowers.events
 

Painted Cookies | These artisanal desserts can reflect your wedding aesthetic or environment. Choose custom artwork with flowers, landscapes, or even patterns that match your palette. | Maggie Austin 

Wedding Favors: painted cookies by Maggie Austin | follow us on Instagram @ thewildflowers.events

Custom Embroidered Mini Sachets | Tiny reminders of your day, sachets or mini pillows with custom embroidery are beautiful favors guests will happily display in their homes. | Coral and Tusk 

 
Wedding Favors: custom embroidered sachets | follow us on Instagram @ thewildflowers.events
 

Handmade Soap | Moisturizing and lovely-smelling soaps are gifts your guests will truly savor. These handmade soaps contain shea butter and olive oil, and come in scents like rose, orange blossom, and tuberose, all naturally made with essential oils. | Senteurs D’Orient

 
Wedding Favors: scented soaps | follow us on Instagram @ thewildflowers.events
 

Songbirds | These antique cages can house singing canaries for a lovely and memorable gift for a more intimate guest list. | 1st Dibs

 
Wedding Favors: songbird cages | follow us on Instagram @ thewildflowers.events
 

Potted Rosemary Topiary | Not only is the favor aromatherapeutic, but also useful, as guests can grow these effortlessly. | Terrain

 
Wedding Favors: potted rosemary | follow us on Instagram @ thewildflowers.events
 

Charity Donation | For wildflower brides seeking to make a difference, consider using donations to your favorite charity as favors. Guests will appreciate the thoughtfulness of gifts in their name, and will feel good about the impact their favor makes. | Rare Audrey Hepburn

 
Wedding Favors: charity donations | follow us on Instagram @ thewildflowers.events
 

wildflower brides: Iconic Bridal Looks

Whether she be a '50s bride or a '90s bride, a wildflower bride is always in style. Here are the looks of the last century that we love the most.

Elizabeth Taylor and Conrad Hilton were married in a lavish Bel-Air ceremony in 1950.

 
Elizabeth Taylor's wedding gown is perfect inspiration for a vintage bride | follow along on Instagram @ thewildflowers.events
 

The always glamorous Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis married JFK in a Rhode Island wedding in 1953.

 
Jackie O and JFK's legendary wedding featured a heavily embellished gown | follow along on Instagram @ thewildflowers.events
 

Wildflower bride Audrey Hepburn married Mel Ferrer at a Protestant chapel in Burgenstock, Switzerland in 1954.

 
Wildflower Audrey Hepburn embraced flower crowns at her 1954 wedding | follow along on Instagram @ thewildflowers.events
 

The ever-regal Grace Kelly wed Prince Rainer in his native Monaco in 1956.

 
Grace Kelly looking elegant in dainty lace at her 1956 wedding | follow along on Instagram @ thewildflowers.events
 

Elizabeth Taylor married Michael Todd, her third husband, in Spain in 1957.

 
Elizabeth Taylor's so very '50s wedding gown | follow us on Instagram @ thewildflowers.events
 

And just a few short years later, in 1964, Elizabeth became the wife of Richard Burton, her Cleopatra co-star. The two wed at the Ritz-Carlton Montreal.

 
Elizabeth Taylor wore the flower crown of all flower crowns for her 1964 nuptials to Richard Burton | follow along on Instagram @ thewildflowers.events
 

Mia Farrow, then aged 21, married decades-older Frank Sinatra in Las Vegas in 1966; she wore a demure and proper gown to offset her youthful appearance.

 
Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra's 1966 wedding | follow along on Instagram @ thewildflowers.events
 

Style icons Bianca and Mick Jagger are here pictured at their 1971 wedding in France.

 
Bianca and Mick Jagger, fashion icons of the 1970s | follow along on Instagram @ thewildflowers.events
 

The wedding of the century. Princess Diana and Prince Charles were married in 1981 in St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

 
Princess Diana and Prince Charles had a wedding watched 'round the world | follow along on Instagram @ thewildflowers.events
 

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi married in Beverly Hills in 2008; while Ellen donned a blouse and pants, Portia opted for soft pink tulle.

 
Ellen and Portia's dreamy 2008 wedding in Beverly Hills | follow along on Instagram @ thewildflowers.events
 

Vogue editor Lauren Davis, in a custom Nina Ricci gown, wed Colombian heir Andres Santo Domingo in Cartagena in 2008.

 
Lauren Santo Domingo at her Cartagena wedding in 2008 | follow us on Instagram @ thewildflowers.events
 

Landscape artist Miranda Brooks married architect Bastien Halard on Long Island in 2010.

 
Miranda Brooks' flamenco inspired bridal look | follow us on Instagram @ thewildflowers.events
 

An all-American wedding: FEED Projects founder Lauren Bush, niece of former president George W. Bush, married David Lauren, son of designer Ralph Lauren, in Colorado in 2011.

 
Lauren Bush Lauren and David Lauren wed in Colorado in 2011 with an old-fashioned glamour vibe | follow us on Instagram @ thewildflowers.events
 

England's sweethearts Kate Middleton and Prince William were married in 2011 in Westminster Abbey in London.

 
Kate Middleton's iconic wedding gown by Alexander McQueen | follow along on Instagram @ thewildflowers.events
 

Kate Moss and Jamie Hince's 2011 wedding in Cotswolds, England, a charming rural town.

 
wildflower Kate Moss wed Jamie Hince in England in 2011 | follow along on Instagram @ thewildflowers.events
 

Margherita Missoni, heiress to the Missoni fashion house, wed Eugenio Amos in 2012 in Brunello, Italy.

 
Margherita Missoni's boho outdoor wedding | follow along on Instagram @ thewildflowers.events
 

Kate Bosworth and Michael Polish were married in Big Sky Country, Montana-- in 2013.

 
Kate Bosworth's big sky Montana wedding | follow along on Instagram @ thewildflowers.events
 

Keira Knightley and James Righton tied the knot in sunny Provence, France, in 2013.

 
Wildflower bride Keira Knightley pairs sunnies with tulle | follow us on Instagram @ thewildflowers.events
 

Stylist Caroline Sieber's wedding to Fritz von Westenholz was held in her native Austria in 2013.

 
Caroline Sieber's floral-filled Vienna wedding in 2013 | follow us on Instagram @ thewildflowers.events
 

Socialite Poppy Delevingne married James Cook with two ceremonies in 2014: one in London, where she opted to wear an all-white gown by Chanel and in Marrakesh, Morocco in a floral frock by Pucci (pictured below).

 
Poppy Delevingne in Chanel at her 2014 wedding | follow along on Instagram @ thewildflowers.events
 
 
Poppy and Cara Delevingne at Poppy's wedding | follow along on Instagram @ thewildflowers.events
 

British lawyer Amal Almuddin married George Clooney in 2014 in Venice, Italy.

 
Amal and George Clooney at their 2014 Italian wedding | follow along on Instagram @ thewildflowers.events
 

Beatrice Borromeo and Pierre Casiraghi, members of the First Family of Monaco, at the civil portion of their 2015 wedding in Monaco.

 
Beatrice and Pierre, royals of Monaco, at their 2015 wedding | follow along on Instagram @ thewildflowers.events
 

Palettes We Love: Lavender and Rose Gold

Pantone named these hues two of its ten Colors of the Year for 2016, and we can see why -- these feminine yet moody colors pair for a luxe look that's reminiscent of jewel tones but much more sophisticated. Lavender is a lovely alternative to the standard baby pink that traditional brides flock to, and rose gold is an unexpected upgrade from typically used metallic accent colors like bronze or silver. We're loving the two shades paired together on anything from gowns to rings to tablescapes. 

 
Wedding Palette We Love: Lavender and Rose Gold | follow us on Instagram: @ thewildflowers.events
 

Press | Terracotta Dream on Style Me Pretty

 
terracotta pink bouquet wedding inspiration designed by The Wildflowers | follow us on instagram: @ thewildflowers.events
 

We're featured on Style Me Pretty! When designing this terracotta dream, we were inspired by texture: clean lined architecture, the cobblestone roads of Tuscany, and stucco walls, with a palette of cream, peach, blush, terracotta, and accents of mustard and plum. Within the photographs you'll see where the surprises of texture lie: in the crinkle of the bouquet ribbon, in the hand-painted paper, in the wash of the wooden chairs, chargers, and flatware, and in the vessels of the incredibly yummy Bows and Arrows florals. Together, these elements make for a perfect terra cotta dream shot beautifully by Kayla Barker.

Trumpet & Horn vintage engagement ring with frou frou ribbon | terracotta pink wedding inspiration designed by The Wildflowers | follow us on instagram: @ thewildflowers.events
wedding arch | terracotta pink wedding inspiration designed by The Wildflowers | follow us on instagram: @ thewildflowers.events
wedding arch | terracotta pink bouquet wedding inspiration designed by The Wildflowers | follow us on instagram: @ thewildflowers.events
bridal veil | terracotta pink wedding inspiration designed by The Wildflowers | follow us on instagram: @ thewildflowers.events
terracotta pink flowers and table setting | terracotta pink wedding inspiration designed by The Wildflowers | follow us on instagram: @ thewildflowers.events
simple place card table setting | terracotta pink wedding inspiration designed by The Wildflowers | follow us on instagram: @ thewildflowers.events
purple boutonnieres | terracotta pink wedding inspiration designed by The Wildflowers | follow us on instagram: @ thewildflowers.events
floral wedding cake | terracotta pink wedding inspiration designed by The Wildflowers | follow us on instagram: @ thewildflowers.events
wedding invitation suite by Script Merchat | terracotta pink wedding inspiration designed by The Wildflowers | follow us on instagram: @ thewildflowers.events
wedding menu paper goods | terracotta pink wedding inspiration designed by The Wildflowers | follow us on instagram: @ thewildflowers.events
vintage engagement ring by Trumpet and Horn | terracotta pink wedding inspiration designed by The Wildflowers | follow us on instagram: @ thewildflowers.events
table setting | terracotta pink wedding inspiration designed by The Wildflowers | follow us on instagram: @ thewildflowers.events

designing, planning, and styling: The Wildflowers | photography: Kayla Barker | florals: Bows and Arrows | bridal boutique: a & bé bridal | desserts: Sugar Bee Sweets | floral workshop attendees: Wedfully Yours and Stone House Creative | HAMU: Tracy Melton Artistry | linens: La Tavola Linen | paper goods: Script Merchant Calligraphy | rings: Trumpet & Horn | rentals: Bella Acento | ribbon: FrouFrou Chic | venue: Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek | Wedding Gown: Anais Anette 

How To Shop Vintage: Engagement Rings and Wedding Gowns

 
Trumpet and Horn's vintage engagement ring | follow along on Instagram @ thewildflowers.events
 

photographer: Kayla Barker | vintage engagement ring: Trumpet & Horn

As the adage goes, every wedding needs ‘something old.’ For many brides, choosing a vintage ring or wedding dress is a symbol of good luck, as the piece’s heritage and happy memories can be passed from bride to bride. Whether you choose to wear your grandmother’s wedding band or you find the perfect gown at a tiny antique shop, going vintage means preserving a part of history while creating a fresh and elegant look. Searching for the perfect vintage bridal look does require effort, but the gorgeous results are worth the hassle.

Buying Vintage Dresses

 
Vintage Marchesa gown with delicate embellisments | follow us on Instagram @ the.wildflowers
 

photographer: Kayla Barker | vintage wedding gown: Marchesa via Gossamer

  • Know your measurements. Go to a seamstress to get measured—you should take note of measurements of your chest, waist, hips, inseam, sleeve length, upper arm, shoulder width, and dress length.
  • Choose a dress with a little give. Since bridal gowns almost always require alterations, it’s essential to pick one that is a bit roomy. While you can always take in waistlines or add or remove sleeves, it’s nearly impossible to make a too-tight bodice several sizes bigger. Remember that dresses of decades past were often cut with bigger busts and smaller waistlines, and that sizing has changed through the years. Focus on the fit, not the numbers.
  • Keep in mind that if you love a dress’s shape, it’s possible to alter the things you don’t love—removing sleeves, creating a fuller skirt, converting the bodice to a halter, and such.
  • Be careful when evaluating online postings. Always check for information regarding the dress’s condition. Many retailers use the phrase “good vintage condition”—note that this can mean small stains, scratches, or tears may be present. Study any up-close pictures and never purchase anything from a seller who will not send you extra images upon request.
  • Vintage dresses often include beautiful detailing that modern dresses lack. Be sure to pay attention to the quality and condition of buttons, boning, and hand stitching.
  • Certain silks dry out over time and can fall apart easily with alterations or reworking. Look for satin or lace, which better maintains its elasticity.
  • Things that can’t be fixed include stains on satin or rayon-crepe, tears on fabric other than on the seam, extreme damage on lace, and underarm stains.
  • Know the decade that best matches the style you want. 1930s dresses were column-shaped, with bias cuts that accentuated curves. 1940s dresses featured puffy sleeves, sweetheart necklines, and full skirts. 1950s dresses often boasted long lace sleeves, nipped waists and flowing skirts. 1960s dresses were slim with empire waists, and in the 1970s, dresses were prairie-style, with tiers, peasant shapes or puffy sleeves.
  • If you find a vintage dress you love that is much too small or big, or if you want to use a family heirloom dress, you can repurpose the fabric or lace. A dressmaker can add the fabric to a new dress or even custom make one.
  • Reputable shops:

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Authentic Vintage Bridal
Beloved Vintage Bridal
Elizabeth Avey 
Gossamer
Millcrest Vintage
Stone Fox Bride
The Ivy Retreat

Buying Vintage Rings

 
A white and yellow diamond vintage ring from Trumpet and Horn | follow us on Instagram @thewildflowers.events
 

photographer: Natalie Shelton | vintage engagement ring: Trumpet & Horn

  • To determine if a ring will hold up for years of use, look at its intricacy. A delicate band with cutouts or light thin twists is of course less durable than a solid thick band.
  • Keep in mind that wearing a wedding band with your engagement ring can cause wear or scratching. To maintain the dignity of a ring’s design, consider wearing the antique ring by itself, or only wearing it some of the time.
  • Diamonds of decades past are often less sparkly and clear than modern-day diamonds, as the 4 C’s (cut, color, clarity, and carat weight) were not large factors in diamond selection. The stones are a bit more subdued in this way, and a larger surface size can look classy rather than flashy for this reason.
  • Select a ring that is no more than two sizes bigger or smaller than your size—anything more and the resizing cost may be monumental.
  • Check stone settings by gently pushing on the stone with a fingernail, or ask a jeweler to evaluate its credibility before you purchase it. Stones can often be reset.
  • If you want to keep a ring in the family but the band or even the cut is outdated for your taste, you can have the stones reset into a new band or the stones reshaped.
  • Ensure that the seller is knowledgeable about the ring’s history, time period, carat, and material. If they can’t answer any questions you have, it’s not worth the risk to purchase a ring that could be a vintage replica or constructed from a low quality material.
  • Reputable shops:

1st Dibs
Erin Antiques
Erstwhile Jewelry
Estate Diamond Jewelry
Lang Antiques
Pebble and Polish
Trumpet and Horn

Honeymoon Destinations for the Wildflower Bride

We at The Wildflowers love exploring the world. Here are our recommendations for a memorable and chic honeymoon, including our favorite pieces we'd be sure to pack.

 
Packing inspiration: a lemondrop dress à la Grace Kelly (Alexander McQueen); white sunglasses (Saint Laurent); silk thread earrings (REBECCA DE RAVENEL); a retro silhouette swimsuit (Dolce & Gabbana); lace-up espadrilles (Soludos); a long-wear lipstick (Chanel).

Packing inspiration: a lemondrop dress à la Grace Kelly (Alexander McQueen); white sunglasses (Saint Laurent); silk thread earrings (REBECCA DE RAVENEL); a retro silhouette swimsuit (Dolce & Gabbana); lace-up espadrilles (Soludos); a long-wear lipstick (Chanel).

 

Home of glamorous beach towns like Saint-Tropez, Nice, and Cannes, the French Riviera is a hot spot for chic French girls and tourists alike. Old Hollywood adored the South of France, and set beloved movies like To Catch a Thief on its pristine white beaches. Enjoy the shade of palm trees and the bright French sun, while also immersing yourself in one of Europe's most celebrated coastal cultures.

 
Packing inspiration: dark sunglasses to fend off the Atlantic sun (Celine); a palm-leaf-print dress (Dolce & Gabbana); carefree hammered gold rings (Carolina Bucci); a classic white coverup (Adriana Degreas); a vibrant swimsuit (Marysia); a classic wicker bag (Mark Cross); nourishing body oil (Rodin).

Packing inspiration: dark sunglasses to fend off the Atlantic sun (Celine); a palm-leaf-print dress (Dolce & Gabbana); carefree hammered gold rings (Carolina Bucci); a classic white coverup (Adriana Degreas); a vibrant swimsuit (Marysia); a classic wicker bag (Mark Cross); nourishing body oil (Rodin).

 

Few destinations can rival The Bahamas' warm, inviting and mellow feel. Made up of several islands in a chain, the area isn't short on caves and beaches to explore. The biggest perk is the ample seclusion honeymooning couples can enjoy: choose a nearly private villa or hotel on the beach, and enjoy moonlight walks and each other's company in uninterrupted and gorgeous seclusion.

 
Packing inspiration: off-the-shoulder blouse (Equipment); crisp white jeans (M.I.H. Jeans); a vibrant scarf (Gucci); moisturizing lotion (Diptyque); slip-on sandals (ATP Atelier); a goes-with-everything dress (Stella McCartney). 

Packing inspiration: off-the-shoulder blouse (Equipment); crisp white jeans (M.I.H. Jeans); a vibrant scarf (Gucci); moisturizing lotion (Diptyque); slip-on sandals (ATP Atelier); a goes-with-everything dress (Stella McCartney)

 

Beloved wildflower Audrey Hepburn starred in Roman Holiday, and not much is more romantic than her Italian adventures and forbidden love. Channel Audrey in classic styles as you tour Italy on foot (or Vespa!) and blend a tourist itinerary with off-the-beaten-path cafes, shops and boutique hotels. 

 
Packing inspiration: flat sandals (Ancient Greek Sandals); a scarf for covering hair where necessary (Rag & Bone); earrings to dress up day dresses (Ben-Amun); a floor-length modest yet chic dress (Maje).

Packing inspiration: flat sandals (Ancient Greek Sandals); a scarf for covering hair where necessary (Rag & Bone); earrings to dress up day dresses (Ben-Amun); a floor-length modest yet chic dress (Maje).

 

Morocco's intoxicating cities like Marrakech are brimming with open-air markets, tiny restaurants, and resorts with hazy palm tree-filled horizons. Take in the medina, the old part of Marrakech still surrounded by sand-colored walls, or explore the country's rich art history.

Press | Garden Party Wedding on Green Wedding Shoes

 
elegant texas garden wedding inspiration from The Wildflowers | follow us on instagram: @ thewildflowers.events
 

We're featured on Green Wedding Shoes! When designing, we love highlighting juxtapositions between two aesthetics. In this case,  it's the high civility of floor-length frocks and artistic bohemian, creating an upscale wedding à la wildflower bride, Margherita Missoni. Instead of a flower crown (in typical bohemian fashion), we opted for delicate tiny blossoms intricately placed within the wildflower bride's updo, flowing down just on one side of her crown. Instead of spotlighting flowers on the table, we collaborated with The Southern Table to create an install at each side of the head table to give the look of the table nestled into the growing garden. All of this beauty captured by the incredible husband and wife duo behind Ben Q Photography

elegant texas garden wedding inspiration from The Wildflowers | follow us on instagram: @ thewildflowers.events
elegant texas garden wedding inspiration from The Wildflowers | follow us on instagram: @ thewildflowers.events
elegant texas garden wedding inspiration from The Wildflowers | follow us on instagram: @ thewildflowers.events
elegant texas garden wedding inspiration from The Wildflowers | follow us on instagram: @ thewildflowers.events
elegant texas garden wedding inspiration from The Wildflowers | follow us on instagram: @ thewildflowers.events
elegant texas garden wedding inspiration from The Wildflowers | follow us on instagram: @ thewildflowers.events
elegant texas garden wedding hair and makeup flower crown inspiration from The Wildflowers | follow us on instagram: @ thewildflowers.events
elegant texas garden wedding inspiration from The Wildflowers | follow us on instagram: @ thewildflowers.events
elegant texas garden wedding farm table inspiration from The Wildflowers | follow us on instagram: @ thewildflowers.events
elegant texas garden wedding peony bouquet inspiration from The Wildflowers | follow us on instagram: @ thewildflowers.events
elegant texas garden wedding hair and makeup inspiration from The Wildflowers | follow us on instagram: @ thewildflowers.events
 
elegant texas garden wedding hair and makeup inspiration from The Wildflowers | follow us on instagram: @ thewildflowers.events
 

planning, design, and styling: The Wildflowers | photography: Ben Q. | flowers: The Southern Table | hair and makeup: Tracy Melton Artistry | rings: Shapiro Diamonds | model: The Campbell Agency | gown: Naeem Khan from Stanley Korshak Bridal | rentals: Bella Acento | Venue: Chandor Gardens

We're Hiring: Summer Intern

 
 

We’re looking for our next marketing and production intern!

Are you detail oriented with strong leadership, time management, and organizational skills? Do you aspire to something greater; an internship that has the opportunity to lead to a career in a very exciting and creative industry? Do you want to work from home, have flexible hours, and learn about startup business processes? If so, we might just have the internship for you!

Responsibilities include:

  • Researching and coordinating with talented vendors
  • Scheduling projects
  • Assisting in styled wedding photo shoots, while learning about styling and design
  • Monitoring and posting on all social media platforms
  • General administrative support
  • Press submissions and blog posts
  • Researching advertising opportunities
  • Assisting in decor production on wedding days

 

Ideal candidate:

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Desire and ability to solve problems and crises quickly and efficiently, while presenting new solutions and ideas 
  • Creative with a passion for planning and design
  • Confident to ask questions and takes direction well
  • Proactive self-starter with an eagerness to learn

 

Requirements:

  • 3 months paid commitment with potential for part-time employment with The Wildflowers
  • Affinity for The Wildflowers aesthetic
  • Ability to work 10-15 hours per week
  • Reliable transportation
  • Proficiency in Excel (required) and InDesign (preferred)
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication
  • Knowledge of and interest in current and emerging social media platforms

 

What to submit:

  • Cover letter and résumé: Tell us about yourself, why you want to work for The Wildflowers, and why you're a perfect fit.
  • A link to your Instagram, Pinterest, and your portfolio if you have one
  • Email Rebecca at rebecca@thewildflowers.events with the subject line: "Summer Intern Application"

 

We can't wait to meet you!

The Allure of The Royal Wedding Throughout History

 
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ROYAL WEDDINGS

Royal weddings have been national celebrations for generations. Perhaps it's the Chantilly lace, the lavish 25-foot trains, or the cascading lily of the valley that evokes an enchanting reimagining of our favorite fairy tales. 

Today, I've written about the allure of royal weddings over at Over the Moon, the sweetest wedding website created by my former editors at Vogue, Alexandra Macon and Andee Olson. Take a look!

 

What is a Wildflower?

A Wildflower is a term that we have redefined. 

 
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Wildflowers, in the most literal sense, are flowers that grow freely without the intervention of a human. They are typically seen as weeds that are not normally celebrated in today's society, compared to flowers such as roses that are considered to be the most beautiful.

A person who is described as a Wildflower is someone who lets go of who they're "supposed" to be and embraces who they truly are. They are free-spirited and have a head filled with dreams. They live a life of adventure and have a thing for beauty and an open mind. People may tell a Wildflower that they're going the wrong way when it's simply a way of their own.

There is a Japanese aesthetic called Wabi-Sabi, which is described as there being beauty in imperfection and simplicity. To us, there is no one, solid definition of "love," "beauty," or even "wedding." We must not bind ourselves and each other within the constraints of social binaries: the "“You’re either this, or you’re that. If you’re neither, you are wrong."

Don't get us wrong, we are always fans of tradition -- but we're not afraid to subvert it then and again, especially when we can create a fresh take on the old. In fact, it was Queen Victoria, who in 1840, wore white on her wedding day when color was considered the norm and who was also the first to carry flowers down the aisle instead of herbs. It all starts somewhere.

The Wildflowers nurtures all that is authentic. If to you, a perfect birthday party means no birthday cake or to you, a perfect wedding means eloping in a Valentino ball gown, all power to you. In fact, we love those ideas. When there are others who question you, ("it's not a birthday party without birthday cake," or "it's not a wedding without a soaring guest count," -- binaries!) we will be here to support and celebrate your biggest dreams and turn them into reality. We want to celebrate the most authentic you there is.

We are The Wildflowers. The Dreamers and the Doers.