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Katie & Dalton | Vista West Ranch

Katie & Dalton | Vista West Ranch

Strictly Texan with a touch of glamour, this fabulous Vista West Ranch fete from Heather Hawkins is Southern with a shabby chic flair. I’m talking a wedding party sporting cowboy boots and Texas Hill Country dressed up like you’ve never seen before. It’s rustic meets romance and it’s all waiting for you in the gallery!
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We recently found our flowers featured on Style Me Pretty and we just had to share photos of this GORGEOUS wedding here. The couple stunning, the look timeless. We adore the personal floral touches on the bride and groom chairs and the Letters on the chapel entrance. A serious perk of the job is seeing something amazing from Pinterest come to life. Hope you enjoy this elegant and classic wedding. Congratulations to the beautiful couple!

XOXO-The Petal Pushers

It started with a pair of bright yellow heels...

I don't like color. In fact I hate it. There was a time when I would have told you that black was my favorite color, or lack thereof. When Chad & I were first engaged,  if you would have asked me what colors my bridesmaids and I would be wearing at MY wedding... I can assure you that yellow, would NOT have been one of them.

It all started one afternoon when I was window shopping, searching for something, anything that would point me in the right direction concerning my wedding "look." This task was a lot harder than I thought it would be - a never ending back and forth of self-doubt. Because at your wedding, naturally you want to stand out and it provides the perfect setting to show off and make a statement. I needed MY statement. And then as I was casually browsing one of my favorite stores, BHLDN, I saw them from the corner of my eye. As I turned my head towards them, my heart started to beat just a little faster. From across the room they were inviting me over and as I walked towards them, "I Want, I Want" alarms kept going off in my head. As I approached the pair of bright yellow-colored heels with big, dainty bows on top I couldn't help but think I must be crazy. These were sooo not like me. Yellow? I hate yellow...right? Yellow is or was a cardinal sin at weddings... isn't it? Surely this was just one of those quirky finds that I would fall out of love with just as fast as I had fallen in love with them. So I walked away, leaving BHLDN empty handed. Feeling confident that I had intervened before I could commit to some faux pas wedding color disaster that I would look back on and always regret, like ruffles and shoulder pads.

But over the next couple of weeks those silly bright yellow-colored heels with big, dainty bows on top kept creeping back up in my mind. I went on a war path searching for something, anything that wasn't bright yellow, because yellow was never in my original plan. The plan had always been a winter wedding, with black dresses - a formal affair, somewhere tucked into the mountains. The reality was a beautiful, more relaxed, rustic barn nestled in Texas Hill Country in June. Basically the total opposite. So what is a girl to do? I wanted these silly heels and that once-thought terrible color - I wanted them bad.

It is strange to say that I felt like choosing this meant that I was betraying myself, I was betraying that 14 year old who had played countless games of MASH and had worked all of these fine details out in her head. She had spent countless hours working things out to the finest detail- knew her first dance song, knew the flavor of the cake, knew the car model driving them away. On the other hand this same girl I was betraying was also delusional in that her groom was going to be Jake Gyllenhaal. So how reliable was her judgement in the first place?

At some point you just have to go with your gut. Realize that what you may have always wanted, was not the same as what you might want right now. What you always thought you would have may not be what you will get. The only thing that really matters is doing what makes you happy and what makes your day special to you. My day was made special by the shoes that I wore, that lead to the color of my best friends dresses, that determined the color of the flowers in my hands, the arrangements on the table, the ties on the boys, the shoes on my groom, the necklace that I wore and the happiness in my heart. Somehow yellow made my day perfect...go figure.


Photo Credit: Nathan Russell Photography | Floral: Petal Pushers | Venue: Vista West Ranch

Laguna Gloria Spring Wedding

This wedding was coordinated by SWEET Aimee with Lizzie Belle Events. She works so close with her brides to insure that every single detail is EXACTLY what they have envisioned. She even shopped all around town for the perfect ribbon colors to use on the shepherd hooks... Love That!!! Susan was a great bride and I am happy to be showing off the photos from her wedding! Thank you to Diane Mueller for the photos!!!

The bridesmaids' bouquets were pink peonies, roses, spray roses, stock & a crown of dainty Italian variegated pittosporum... YUMMY!

The tables lined the path below Laguna Gloria... this makes for a nice garden feel without being in the uneven grass!

A floral accent added to the large iron gate serves as a nice welcome as guest enter the reception area.

Susan and her daddy on their way to Laguna's Lawn to say the big I DO!
Low wide cylinder vases with grass swirls and a fluffy mix of wedding flowers complimented the soft colored table linens.
Shepherd hooks with a single bloomed peony and ribbon draped looked really nice along the aisle.

The tables had a trio of flowers with the 3rd vase holding the bridesmaids bouquet!

Antique gold painted manzanita branches kicked to one side served nice as a wishing tree!