A few weeks ago, I seen months of hard work finally come to life. I had this vision of bring traditions back. I love hearing the stories behind different items that bride has with her for her special day, either it is a heart from her grandfather's shirt sewn into her dress, or her mom's handkerchief wrapped around her bouquet. The little things like that, makes the biggest impact on a bride and her magical day. So I took the wedding tradition Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Blue, and I turned it into a full blown style shoot with my biggest focus on Something Borrowed and Something Blue.

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I wanted the shoot to be centered around the colors white and dusty blue. I wanted to showcase that even the smallest details can have your Something Blue in it. I ended up using the blue as the pop color in my bridal bouquets and on the table décor.

On the bridal bouquets, the florist ( Millie May Blooms ) used blue delphiniums, and all the other flowers like white - roses, ranunculus, stock, spray roses and hydrangeas to make up the smaller bouquet that Katie used in her bridal portion of the shoot. In the larger bouquet it also had blue delphiniums and white flowers including Lisianthus, majolica spray, Queen Ann’s Lace, Ranunculus, Duchesse de Nemours Peony, double Tulips, Freesia and Roses.  The bouquets were the perfect final touches to add to the girls bridal look.

I am just in love with the two gowns from Say Yes to Your Dress. The first dress (individual bride), she is wearing a form fitted white lace bridal gown. It has a sweetheart design on the front, and a fanback (fishtail) in the back.

The other gown, is a stunning strapless semi sweetheart neck line. It has a beautiful fanback (fishtail) that bustles perfectly for your dancing time. Check you their website to see additional designs they have in stock.


All of this amazingness took place at the beautiful all white venue, Lady Butterbug, in McKinney, Texas. The venue is located on the outside of downtown, which it give you the downtown feel, without all of the downtown traffic. It's a small intimate venue that can hold 50 people comfortably. Inside (perfect for the reception) are high ceilings and white walls. There is a lot of natural window light, but come the night time the lights can dim for a nice romantic vibe. Outside you have access to the patio and the gardens. The patio has a southern feel to it, perfect for entertaining your guest for happy hour right after the ceremony. But my favorite part would a have to be the garden. The sun sets perfectly behind the white fence, and give the whole atmosphere a nice golden look beforehand. This area would make for a sweet ceremony if you are going for the outside look or even a fun reception if the Texas weather permits it. Once the sun goes down, there is so many twinkle lights that cover the garden that it transforms into a magically area.

There is so much detail and love put into the garden, I can't help but fall in love with it. There is so many different photo ops all around the property. You might want to ask your photographer for more time for the bride and groom portraits.


Style Shoot Vendor Team

Planner: @southernbashevents

Vision: @jlglamour_photography

Venue: @ladybutterbug

Linens: @metrolinensspecialevents

Table Decor: @royaleventrentalsdfw

Jewelry: @griffinjewelry

Florist: @milliemayblooms

Bride: @katiehusak

Bride: @marinmalone  

Groom: @the_black_falcon

Cake: @Sweetbydesigncakes  

Hair/Make-up: @aimeedailyartistry  

Dress: @sayyestoyourdress

Stationary: @santinaamendoladesign

Calligraphy: @kirsten.mimms