Best of 2013 | Weddings + Styled Shoots

 

What a year it has been! We celebrated our second wedding season and we turned two in December. With 14 weddings under our belt and countless other shoots, events, and projects our business in 2013 doubled! We are so blessed and we couldn’t be more excited for what the new year holds.

 

Last year we did a Best of 2012 post and relived all the events and shoots we were a part of. This year, I’m mixing it up a bit and am sharing our favorite aspects of weddings & shoots individually. If we shared every single favorite image of this year we would be here all day! So, since details are everything to Jen Rios Design we want to pay tribute to those extra special details that made our year so pretty!

 

A special thanks to all of our fabulous brides, special clients, and talented vendors who made this year a success. Happy New Year!

 

FAVORITE GOWN

This category is a tie and both favorites are from styled shoots we coordinated this year.

 

 

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Gown Retailer :: De Ma Fille Bridal | Photography :: Lauren Peele Photography 

We adore the sleek, art deco inspired lines of this Harmony by Enzoani gown worn by this gorgeous model, Rory Ashton, for our Art Deco styled shoot we designed & coordinated in August.

 

 

Shoot featured on 100 Layer Cake, see it again HERE. 

 

 

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Gown Retailer :: Bliss Bridal | Photographer :: Jeremy + Kristin

This Southern style ball gown is so swoon worthy. The Wtoo by Watters strapless, sweetheart neckline gown was perfectly accented with the lace Sassi Holford jacket that tied in a perfect bow in the back.

Shoot Featured on Wedding Chicks, see it again, HERE. 

 

FAVORITE BRIDESMAIDS GOWN

Lanie’s jewel-tone Fall wedding was a wedding delight. These ombre fade bridesmaid gowns were the cherry on top! Each and every bridesmaid wore a different shade and different style and they all looked beyond gorgeous!!

 

 

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 Gown Retailer :: Pence & Penace | Photography :: Coburn Photography 

 

FAVORITE BRIDE BOUQUET

Ashley’s boho, organic style made for one of our favorite weddings of the year. Her loosely arranged, uniquely styled bouquet definitely wins the title of our favorite bride bouquet of 2013!

 

 

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Floral Designer :: Ed’s Signature Weddings | Photographer :: Sara & Rocky 

 

This wedding was featured on Ruffled & D Weddings blog, check it out, again, HERE & HERE! 

 

FAVORITE BRIDESMAID BOUQUET

Another favorite from this Summer’s Southern styled shoot – this stunner of bouquet from Posh Floral Designs! We love the mix of oranges and natural greens that gave this bouquet it’s unique shape!

 

 

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Floral Designer :: Posh Floral Designs | Photography :: Jeremy + Kristin

Shoot Featured on Wedding Chicks, see it again, HERE. 

FAVORITE CEREMONY SPOT

We saw a lot of gorgeous churches in 2013 but this one definitely stood out to us! Jeremy & Kathleen’s October wedding was so stunning and their “I Do’s” at this Dallas church were the sweetest! The classic architecture of the church made for a nice transition to the traditional style ballroom at The Adolphus Hotel.

 

 

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Ceremony Location :: Royal Lane Baptist Church | Photography :: Day 7 Photography 

FAVORITE RECEPTION SPOT

This Fort Worth reception venue is a favorite through and through. We were lucky enough to have not one but two weddings here this year and both were not only beautiful but perfectly executed. Not only is this venue unique, historical and gorgeous but the food is excellent and the service is spot on!

 

 

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Reception Venue :: The Ashton Depot | Photographer :: Jeremy + Kristin

JoJo & Gio’s Spring Wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty Texas, see it here! 

FAVORITE INVITATION SUITE

This sweet is from our “Sew In Love” styled shoot earlier in this year. Created by mixing handmade details with custom design and ever so gorgeous calligraphy we seriously cannot get enough of it!

 

 

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aprylannphoto_sewinlove_105 Invitation Designer :: Blue Eye Brown Eye | Photographer :: Apryl Ann Photography 

 

This shoot was featured on Wedding Chicks! See it again, HERE! 

 

FAVORITE WEDDING RINGS

Lanie’s ring was a drop dead stunner! Passed down to her from her now Husband’s grandmother it definitely matches her sparkly personality and all the bling and shimmer her wedding design entailed!

 

 

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Photos by www.CoburnPhoto.com Photographer :: Coburn Photography 

 

 

FAVORITE CENTERPIECES 

Fall is our favorite season so when Tessa wanted to incorporate the colors and textures of this season we were thrilled. Her three centerpiece styles were filled to the brim with organic, Fall foliage and produce combined with deep, rich colors of a season we love!

 

 

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Floral Design :: Kate Foley Designs | Photographer :: Lifestyle Portrait

FAVORITE RECEPTION DECOR 

We loved every single one of this year’s gorgeous weddings but no matter what we always go back to this Summer picnic soiree. With a casual, Southern vibe the design of this wedding was sweet, simple and beautiful in every way!

 

 

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Floral Design :: R Love Floral Designs | Desserts :: Cakewalk Bakeshop | Photographer :: Jillian Zamora

 

Look for more of this wedding in the 5th Anniversary Issue of Bride of North Texas early 2014!  

 

FAVORITE DIY DECOR

Ya’ll. Angie is one talented bride! We loved all of the DIY details she included in her sweet Spring wedding. It was our honor to style the decor for her so she could sit back and enjoy her day.

 

 

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Floral & Decor :: The Vintage Dish (Bride) | Photographer :: Lightbox Photography 

FAVORITE HEAD TABLE

It’s no secret we love a good head table. It’s a great opportunity to give the room a design showpiece and really accent with some favorite pieces when you can’t break the budget on doing so on every table. This head table was a showstopper. With draping pearls and rose petal runner this romantic centerpiece to Sara & Blake’s reception decor was a great start to 2013!

 

 

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 Floral Design :: Holly Viles Design | Photography :: Lightbox Photography 

 

 

FAVORITE PLACESETTING

This collaboration with Grit + Gold for a St. Patrick’s Day shoot was so much fun. I adore this placesetting of graphic places and gold horseshoes. Every time I look through these images they make me giddy!

 

 

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LnL-14Rentals :: Rent My Dust | Photographer :: Nine Photography  

 

 

FAVORITE CAKES 

Another tie here! First up is Ashley’s bridal cake. Fairly simple in design with great texture this cake was still a showstopper. I can’t get enough of her large wood cake stand and the handcrafted wood topper from Figs & Ginger!  

 

 

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 Cake :: Sugar Bee Sweets | Photographer :: Sara & Rocky

 Next up are these ‘cute as a button’ mini cakes created for a crafty shoot we collaborated on at the beginning of the year. The pastel buttons added on to textured buttercream makes us giddy!

 

 

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aprylannphoto_sewinlove_134 Cakes :: Cakewalk Bakeshop | Photography :: Apryl Ann Photography 

 

 

FAVORITE FAREWELL

Kathleen & Jeremy’s flutterfetti farewell was the perfect end to their fun filled reception and also a great way for us to end the year! Cheers!!!

 

 

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Happy New Years Ya’ll!!!!!