If you have been following me for the past two weeks, you know that I have been reviewing my “Top Picks” as far as vendors go! Last week we met Jordan Laessig, and amazing videographer that talked to us about what is important when choosing your video person!

This week I am especially excited because we will be exploring one of my all time favorite venues, Thistle Springs Ranch! Unfortunately, I have never planned a wedding for this location, BUT everything I have heard from previous brides and vendors has been amazing! Their layout, staff and day-of are flawless & most of my friends have sent on their newly engaged friends to check it out!


Name: Thistle Springs Ranch
Location: Cleburn, TX
What they do: Provide a stunning venue for your Ceremony & Reception

This gorgeous venue seats 250 people and is tucked away just south of Fort Worth. I has more than one ceremony location and you may use the barn as your Ceremony & Reception location, if you choose! I has a Bride & Groom room and plenty of places to put all of your intimate details.


I have been waiting months to have the opportunity to post about this wedding!

I met Kelsi & Jonathan back when I was still in school at Dallas Baptist University and they have been dating for as long as I can remember.

I was overjoyed when I got the email from Kelsi letting me know that they had set a date and wanted me to be a part of their big day! The day of, everything went so smoothly and it was so comforting seeing them at such peace. The second they locked eyes, as she was walking down the aisle, everyone could tell that they were exactly where they wanted to be.

So, I would like to introduce to you, Mr & Mrs Davis:

Congrats you guys!


Venue: First Baptist Mansfield
Photography: Amy McGee
Day-Of Coordinator: Borrowed & Blue
Cake: The Cake Guys
Florist: A Man and A Woman

I am so excited to share with you a project that I have been working on!

Over the next few weeks I will be featuring my top vendor picks for every detail of your wedding day!

From your photographer to your venue, these could be some of the best relationships that you develop that will make your wedding day that much better. I hope to answer all your questions and get you excited about the possibility of choosing your vendors!


Be sure to come back next week for a My Top Picks post on Video!

I’ll be introducing you to my friend Jordan Laessig and talking about what you should look for when looking for a videographer!


I have been chomping at the bits to share these pictures with you guys!

Back at the beginning of the year, one of dearest friends, Elisabeth came to me about doing a styled shoot with her! Of course, I was so happy to join up with her, again!

We decided that this years Pantone Color of the year would be the best way to go and that’s where we came up with our Simple Elegance Emerald + Gold theme.


I am so, so thankful for the vendors that helped with this shoot and could not have worked with a better group of people!

I was especially excited about this video my friend Jordan Laessig made as a “behind the scenes” look at the shoot




Coordinator/Designer: Borrowed & Blue Occasions

Photographer: Elisabeth Carol Photography

Venue: Fort Worth Belltower

Flowers: Events a La Carte

Cake: Sweety Mae’s Cakes

Hair: Instinktive Hair Couture

Video: Jordan Laessig

There is nothing more attractive than seeing the man of your dreams in the perfect suit.

But after spending all that time picking out the most gorgeous flowers, how do you decide which ones to use in his boutonniere?


Below are some of my favorite picks and different ways to use some of your favorite arrangements to create a one of a kind boutonniere for your man.


Check out my Pinterest Board for more ideas!


Happy Monday!!

I hope that you all enjoyed your four day weekend!


I am so happy to announce that this past weekend Borrowed & Blue was featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs!

I am so thankful to those that played such a huge part in making it happen!

Design/Coordinator: Borrowed & Blue Occasions
Photographer: Elisabeth Carol Photography
Cakes: Sweetie Mae’s Cakes
Dress: David’s Bridal
Floral: Events A La Carte
Hair: Instinktive Hair Couture
Venue: Belltower Chapel & Garden

Be sure to be on the look out for a full post with all my favorite pictures from the shoot!


Happy Friday Y’all!

It has been way too long since i’ve posted, but you know how Summer gets. Busy, busy, busy! This is Summer is full of so much wedding planning and getting ready for those Fall celebrations!

Today is all about cakes!

Now, I know that there are so many important elements that make up your special day, but the cake has to be one of my favorites!



Photo from Southern Wedding Magazine

As scary as it is, one of the first thing your guests will look at when they enter your reception, is the cake. I look at it as a great way to show everyone who you are! The good thing about having a bride’s cake and groom’s cake, is that you get to show your own personalities in a “tasty” way.

Photo from Southern Weddings Magazine

One of the best cakes I ever tasted was a white cake with raspberry filling and buttercream icing from The Cake Guys.

What are some of your favorite cakes?


Be sure to check out my Pinterest Board for some more cake ideas!

Happy Friday!


I am beyond excited about today’s post. This woman has created such an amazing array of products and shares the same values every woman, mother, bride and friend should strive after. I have been following her blog ever since I launched B&B back in March & for someone who never strays from her calendar, this woman is phenomenal!

Ladies, I introduce you to Emily Ley:

I emailed her a few week back just hoping for the chance to feature her and she was so quick to respond; I definitely felt that Southern Hospitality! I asked her a few questions about her blog and products and this is what she had to say!:

  • What inspired you to start this business?

I’ve always loved design and the way it can tell a story. After creating paper products for my own wedding, I started dabbling in projects for friends. Emily Ley Paper was born shortly thereafter and quickly grew into a large brand of wedding and social stationery. Since my son was born, we’ve taken a turn towards a more authentic collection of organization products, day planners and gifts for moms. I just love what I get the joy of doing – helping women build joy and simplicity into their days so they can truly focus on what matters most.

  • How have these products affected your life as a mother?
I love my Simplified Planner and use it on a daily basis to help wrangle all the things that need my attention – my family, my home, my work, mySELF and our calendar.
  • What is your favorite product?
Definitely our Simplified Planner. We sold out in three short months last year and it touched my heart to its core that so many women struggled with the same organization challenges that come with trying to do it all and be it all to the people who mean the most to us. Its been one of my greatest joys watching our Simplified Planner transform lives and help families focus on what matters most.
  •  What products would you recommend for future brides and bridesmaids?
I just love our new Simplified Wedding Planner. It’s a gorgeous white leatherette cover with lush gold foil. Inside are 8 super cute, die cut dividers with gold foil labels. A sweet polka dot pattern adorns the inside of the 11 x 11 binder. And one of my favorite parts… is our HOORAY box each one comes inside. It’s a special place to save and hold momentos from your days before you become a Mrs as you plan one of the biggest days of your life.
After spending hours dreaming of being able to just buy everything from her shop, I narrowed it down to my Top Picks!
How Cute is this notepad! Personally, I am a list maker and I
couldn’t think of a better way to show off your style than with
one of these personalized notepads!
  Each and every MOH (Maid of Honor) needs a little inspiration when it comes to shower invitations.
These invitations are a perfect way of bringing all your ladies together and celebrating the bride whom you all truly love!
These notecards are perfect for a ‘thank you’ card to use after showers or just
a way to say that you are thinking of someone!
And last, but certainly, not least! My favorite product; the Simplified Planner! The picture above speaks for itself!
I cannot wait to get my hands on one of these June 20th!
SO! If you haven’t already, go check out Emily’s website and while you’re at it swing by her blog!
But if you needed just one more little thing to make your heart so happy, watch this adorable video below:


Emily Ley


– B

Happy Friday!

I hope everyone has had a fabulous week! TGIF!

A few months ago I met with one of my dear friends, Kelsey, about her September wedding. While we were talking she took out the book that she had been keeping everything organized in. I had never seen anything like it before, and immediately went and bought one for myself!

I introduce to you:

Smash Book

It is a very special day at Borrowed & Blue because I have become a part of my first vendor family!

The Lovely Find is an adorable southern wedding blog that features every last detail that your little heart desires. I am so thankful to be a part of this vendor family and can’t wait to meet all kinds of new people!



Be sure and click here and go check them out!