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“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the Fall”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald

One of my goals this year was to branch out and learn as much as I could from others, so I attend the Ginny Au Workshop in Dallas! It was such an amazing day and I got to sit alongside some amazing talent and people that just love beauty. Ginny was so personable and just wants you to become the best creative you can be. It was such a joy to learn from her!

The following images were taken by Allen Tsai Photography

The following photos were taken by Bethany Erin Photography

Styling//Ginny Au
Venue//Hickory Street Annex
Photos//Allen Tsai & Bethany Erin
Florals//Bows and Arrows
Ribbon//FrouFrou Chic
Paper//Signoraemare
Calligraphy//Script Merchant
Dress//Samuelle Couture

Insecurity is something you never would have thought I struggled with. I am an optimistic, joyful and fun person – on the outside. For the majority of my life I used this as a way to cover up my hurt, but nothing hurt more than my heart. Most people don’t know that a lot of my grade school days were spent being bullied – for my glasses, my braces and worst of all, my skin. I was born with eczema and have delt with it my whole life. I’ll never forget sitting across from some kids in the 4th grade and them calling me an old lady because my hands weren’t the same as theirs.

It’s funny because my friends always told me that they loved being my friend because I never changed and always knew who I was. I wish that were true. BUT I didn’t realize the vastness of my insecurities until after college and finally realizing who I was. God has brought me through a trying season over the past couple of years and it has completely changed my life.

I am so secure in the fact that Christ is my Father. His plans have completely blown me away. I used to say “Ohh, I’ll be 40 before I get married”, and it wasn’t until a friend confronted me saying that I was not holding myself to a high enough standard that I started valuing Christ’s creation to a higher standard. I am 25, own my own business AND have a full time job passionately helping lead others to the throne of Christ. I have a relationship with my brothers that I could have never imagined and a mother that constantly seeks after Christ. He has given me a person that loves me despite my flaws, declines nights out to stay with me after surgery and loved Jesus more than me. AMEN. To say I am blessed is an understatement. There are no words to describe my thankfulness.

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Photo//Elisabeth Carol Photography

If you know me, you know my obsession with the show Fixer Upper. I had watched Joanna’s testimony a while back, but today, it hit home. It’s a beautiful thing to see Christ’s love flowing through His people. It’s also great hearing about others with the same hesitations and seeing what Christ is doing in them.      I love supporting a business that isn’t fearful of showing Christ to others.

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Video// QPolitical

And just in case you need a song to make you cry, this one is on repeat all day.

To say this couples joy is contagious is an understatement! I could not stop smiling and was so happy all day to be a part of such an amazing event! Candlelight Films blew me away and did an amazing job of capturing every joy filled moment of the day!

Venue: Howell Family Farms //  Photo: Ben Q Photography // Film: Candlelight Films // Coordinator: Borrowed & Blue Occasions // Florals: Bows & Arrows // MUaH: We Are the Beloved // Cake: Cake Walk Bake Shop // Calligraphy: Clara Doyle Designs // DJ: LeForce Entertainment-Ed Petty 

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It’s crazy to think that it’s been almost a month since I’ve blogged. But OH the things that have happened.

Most of you know that this is not my full time job. I work full-time at a church in Fort Worth as the Worship & Media Administrative Assistant and I love it! I also moved back in with my parents last year to finish paying off my debt and save up to buy a house. I’m single and am in no hurry to get married, but do miss out on sweet moments that I would love to share with someone else.

I launched my business 3 years ago and it has been a wild ride ever since. I feel terrible for my first set of brides, because I had NO IDEA what I was doing! But I sure thought I did. lol. I’ve spent the past 3 years learning, growing (A LOT) and trying to make a full-time business out of a dream I had.

It wasn’t until around April 1st that I realized how tired I was. Emotionally, physically – pretty much everywhere. I would go to work all day, come home and work until 10 or 11, wake up work out and do it all over again. Plus, just forget the weekends and spending time with friends and family. And in all this was trying to find a house.
That’s when I realized that it was making me bitter.
When you tell people that you have your own wedding planning business, they are so impressed and talk about how awesome that is and eventually those turn into expectations that you put on yourself. Don’t get me wrong, I know that it is HARD WORK to sustain your own business and if you want it bad enough, there are things you have to give up to make that happen, but I was beginning to lose sight of why I started in the first place.

Blogging is so not first nature for me. I know I am not the best at it, so I would rather just not haha. BUT I also love sharing stories of people I’ve met and hope that it inspires you for your wedding!

So after realizing all of this. I needed a break. Without the pressure of feeling like I’m failing if I don’t blog or I don’t post an IG picture that day.
Ladies: IT IS OK IF YOU DON’T POST EVERY DAY!!!

Honestly, I am so much more relaxed and I’m able to focus more on my couples and prepare them for their adventure!

So, if you need to step back, do it! It won’t hurt anyone and we are human. We need breaks and to create memories of our own!

Enjoy,
B

And we.are.back!! Whew.

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I officially started my internship with The Southern Table this weekend!!

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Yep & this is what welcomes us when we come in!! Gorgeous.

& if that wasn’t enough, we built our first boutonnieres and floral crowns!

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 & to wrap up this rocking’ weekend was my second wedding of the year!

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Florals// Pam’s Ribbons & Roses

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Venue// 809 at Vickery

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Catering// Lanny’s Catering

Can we talk about how rad these catering set ups are?! SO cool!

Hope y’all enjoy your Monday!

-B

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Photo: The Nichols

This week kicks off Wedding Season for Borrowed & Blue Occasions! Woo!Woop!

I am so excited about what I am seeing so far and all the trends that are starting to make an appearance! This is going to be an amazing year.

Thank you to my couples, so far, that are creating experiences that will last way past their wedding days.

Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you take time to soak up the sun and enjoy the first full week of Spring!

-B

Planner & Design: The Simplifiers // Florals: The Nouveau Romantics

Table SpreadPhoto: Elisabeth Carol Photography

“Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away,
for behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come…”
Song of Solomon 2:11-12

It’s like a sigh of relief when the first day of Spring comes because no matter where you are and what the weather is like that day, there’s a promise for better things ahead.

I also love seeing all the trends that happen every year and how creative my brides get!

For the next couple of weeks, I’m going to be featuring my favorite trends that I’m seeing this Spring & today we are starting with Florals.

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Source: Pinterest
1//ELLAMAH 2//Julia Vaughn Design 3//The Perfect Petal 4//Snippet & Ink

Can you see a reoccurring theme…lol I have a thing for gorgeous ribbons and luscious greenery. The one big thing that I love is the pops of color that are making their debuts in a lot of arrangements this year.

If you are going to splurge on one thing to make your arrangement really stand out, check out Silk & Willow!! I’m pretty sure the third photo is using them & I’ms use you know what I’m talking about.

So pretty.

Happy Spring pretty ladies!!

-B