BLOG

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 

10417507_879416228751689_3368754380629637058_nPhoto: Elisabeth Carol Photography

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.

IMG_9147

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

IMG_9148

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

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

IMG_9149

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

IMG_9163

Florals// Pam’s Ribbons & Roses

2015-04-06_0001

Venue// 809 at Vickery

2015-04-06_0002

Catering// Lanny’s Catering

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

Hope y’all enjoy your Monday!

-B

FullSizeRender

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.

2015-03-20_0001

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

Whew! Wedding season is officially in full swing and let’s be honest, blogging is HARD. But…the show must go on and I can never get enough of wedding videos, so here we go!

All I can say is…what a dream!!

gm_blog040Photography: Ryan Ray Photography

I have no idea how he picked which pictures to post because I could stare at these all day long!

[vimeo width=”600″ height=”500″]https://vimeo.com/98500215[/vimeo]

Video: CandleLight Films

Photographer: Ryan Ray // Video: CandleLight Films // Design & Planning: Stefanie Miles // H&MU: Amy Clarke // Florals: Bows and Arrows // Paper: Ladyfinger Letterpress // Planning: Felicita Garcia // Venue: Casa Kimball

FullSizeRenderMacrons: Joy Macrons

“Her prosperity does not make me inferior,
And I choose to cheer her on because community rises above competition.”
Natalie Franke

Part of my Intentional 2015 has included taking time to build relationships with others in the wedding industry. I think it so cool seeing coordinators cheering other coordinators on & even every other huge part that goes into making a wedding perfect and helping them along as they embark on this crazy journey of being self-employed.

I got an email a while back from an adorable photographer – Jessica Gold Photography! After weeks of trying to balance each others schedules, we finally scheduled a time to have brunch (yum)!! It was so refreshing and great to have time to meet with someone that goes through all the things you go through & I loved knowing that I had made a new friend! Brides if you are looking for an extremely talented photog, look this girl up!

I look forward to so many more brunches and coffee dates with some amazing people & can’t wait to learn more about why these ladies love what they do!

-B

You always think you know what you want until you start rebranding. I definitely knew my style, but knew I wanted to keep this branding for a while and it needed to be perfect. Woah. Wayyyy harder than you think.

When I first started the process, I knew that I wanted to work with calligraphy – I mean who doesn’t?! So, I started researching and came across XO Ginny and sent that girl an email and she was amazing! Not only was she so patient with my crazy pickiness, but she responded so quick and had my logo done in no time!

IMG_5530

Round 1: This was round one! How can you say no to any of these! Once I had it narrowed down to the top left one, then came the “B’s”

IMG_8712

Round 2: The “B’s” Picking a letter is hard work. I eventually chose number 3, which was what it was in the first place haha.

After many emails back and forth, this was the end!

B+B NEW Slightly larger lettering

I LOVE it! It perfectly describes my business and has the whimsical feel that I love!

If you need any gorgeous calligraphy or rebranding done Ginny is your girl & you can check out her Social Media below:

Website | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest

Annnnnndddd we’re back! & with my current top pick for wedding videos!!!
If you haven’t seen what Maroon 5 did with their new Sugar video, you are in for a treat!

Maroon 5

Photo

If there’s anything I could ever dream of happening at one of my weddings…this would be it.

[youtube width=”900″ height=”506″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09R8_2nJtjg&noredirect=1[/youtube]

Dear Adam…if you ever come to Texas & need a wedding to crash, you know who to call.