borrowed and blue Tag

When one of the sweetest people you know calls you and asks if you would be interested in doing a styled shoot for a workshop, you drop everything and say YES! Jessica with Jessica Gold Photography is a gem and has the most contagious spirit! She launched her first workshop this year and totally crushed it – even though she completely lost her voice!

 We worked with some AMAZING vendors & despite the dreary weather, I loved how it all came together!

We were so blessed to be featured on Ruffled Blog! Thank you thank you thank YOU to everyone who made this possible!



We also got to see my friend Emily at Emily Paige Films create an amazing behind the scenes video!!

Photo: Jessica Gold Photography

Venue: Hickory Street Annex

Design: Borrowed & Blue Occasions

Paper & Calligraphy: Clara Doyle Designs

Florals: Oh Deery

Rentals: POSH Couture & The Southern Table

Cake: Sugar Bee Sweets

Make Up: MAC

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”
-Maya Angelou

And if that wasn’t enough romance, this video by LeBlue Cinema will sure do you in

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Photographer: Elisabeth Carol Photography // Coordinator: Borrowed & Blue Occasions // Venue: Flour Mill // Florist: Floral Design Inc. // Rentals: Georgina ala Designs // Catering: Yucatan Taco Stand & So Cal Taco Truck // Cake: Legacy Cakes  // Video: LeBlue Cinema

Floral Pic for Weekend RecapPhoto// Design Love Fest
Florals// Moon Canyon Design

This last week marked my 100th post! I’m sure most of you are thinking – goodness woman, I encountered that 5 years ago. All I can say to you is – Get It! You are amazing & I’m seriously in awe.

On another note- Happy Valentine’s Day Week!!!

Sigh…there’s just something about amazing weather, gorgeous florals and love in the air.

Be on the look out for a post later on in the week talking about being a single girl around Valentine’s Day.
I hope that all you gorgeous girls have a fabulous week!!


“When I follow my heart, it leads me to you.”
– Unknown

If you missed their adorable video from Wedding Video Wednesday, you can check it out here!

Venue: Stone Oak Ranch // Coordinator: Borrowed & Blue Occasions // Photographer: Dapper and Dame // Video: Dapper and Dame // MUaH: We Are the Beloved // Cake: Adalante // Caterer: Fatt Apple // Florals: The Flower Girl // Draping and Decor: A Touch of Nature // DJ: Table Talk – Trey Hudgens and Carter Willis

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Photography: Katie Jane Photograpy
Florals: Petals Couture

Is there a limited about of times that you can post a picture?? I mean come on…how can you not stop looking at this shot? The dress and those florals are amazing.

I posted this picture because this is a great summary of my weekend. I spent the majority of it really digging into Borrowed & Blue and what I was hoping for it to become. I kept looking at this picture thinking…this is what I want.

Classically beautiful & full of grace.

That is what I want to be known for. That is what I want for my couples and the way they feel when they look over their pictures and are reminded of their day. So, that is what I am striving for.

The next few months are going to be an amazing journey of figuring out who my company is and what it can be & I cannot wait to experience it with you!

So, let’s do it!


I started a new tradition last week with Wedding Video Wednesday and got some great feedback, so I’m hoping that this will become a tradition!

This week’s video is from Splendor Films and I have been following them for a very long time. They always do such a great job of choosing such great music to tell a love story.

I hope you enjoy Bailey and Andrew:

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How come I always feel so behind when doing the monthly recap??

Sigh. Oh well! April was crazy is definitely an understatement, but I loved every second of it!

2014 Goals

Learn Basic Graphic Design
Take a Calligraphy Class- Signing Up for one in May!
Run a Half Marathon
Give the Blog a “Facelift”- Working on it!! I have something special in the works!
Book 10 Weddings- Have 9 right now! Looking for the 10th!
Take 3 Workshops- Just took a floral crown class last week!
Pray Every Day
Save. Save. Save.
Finish Paying off School Debt

As always, thanks Instagram for letting me share my life with the world.


1//Holy moley. As y’all know, I have been trying to keep up with my goals for the year and I am proud to say that this was one of the best decisions I could’ve made. I met some amazing girls and had a blast at the Floral Crown Workshop by RLove Florals and hosted at Grit + Gold Studios .

2// The very gorgeous Natalie + Taylor were the first to kick off the 2014 wedding season! And their day could not have gone any better!
3// There are very few things that I like to splurge on, but after working one wedding with this gorgeous apron from Oatmeal Lace, I have no idea how I did my job without it!
4// You know, there are things you just don’t think about until they happen to you. I always forget how much it means when I know that people have thought about me. And for those of you that are confused right now, last week was Administrative Appreciation Day. And for those of you that think I just do weddings- hopefully one day- right now, I am working a part-time job at a church in Ft Worth. I have the best boss in the entire world and if you pay close attention to this picture, you’ll notice there’s a lot of blue. So aside from my favorite color being leopard print- and yes, that is a color- I love blue and he hit the nail right on the head.
5//As I take a deep breath and explain this next picture, just know that it is still a work in progress. Humility is something huge that has been laid on my heart this past month and something I am striving so hard towards. Now, I know no one is perfect, but I love being reminded of Christs’ humility.
“For even the Song of man came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.”
– Mark 10:45

6//Happy 21st Birthday to my middle brother, Preston! We are so crazy and I love love love it when the three of us get together. (You should’ve seen the Bass Pro Shop employees laughing at us after the many attempts to get all three of us on top of each other)
7//Speaking of Preston…his hockey team won their Championship game!!!
8// I am always looking for ways to grow and learn more and with that is coming a more laid out plan for blogging. No one ever said it would be easy, but I am finding that when I plan ahead and think through ideas, that I like the outcome more. That being said, I have started a new Wednesday feature called Wedding Video Wednesday and this was my first feature!


If you want you can check out January, February and March too!

– B

Usually I would like to save the best for last, but it’s just so hard when your Top Pick for your photographer is one of your dearest friends!

Elisabeth and I met my Sophomore and her Freshman year at DBU, but it wasn’t until we worked together in the Undergraduate Admissions office that I knew we were creating an amazing friendship. This girl is the whole reason behind me creating my own business and all the credit goes to her because I wouldn’t be looking at Borrowed & Blue without her!

So, all that being said- I’m sure you have noticed that I post a TON about her, well it’s not just her amazing personality, but her photography that captures you. I have never seen an unhappy client after meeting with Elisabeth. She loves everything she does and wants to create the most memorable moments for your special day.

So, I’m sure I could go on days and days about her, but I will let you see for yourself! Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Elisabeth Carol Photography:


Name: Elisabeth Bean
Location: Dallas, TX
What She Does: Photography

1. When did you decide to become a photographer?
In my first year of college I was an education major and hating it. Around that time I had taken a few photos with a friends semi pro camera and I fell in love! At first I had no interest in photography, I really just wanted a nice camera. As I was saving for it and trying to decide what I wanted to do, I was researching more about photography and graphic design. Within a few months I had changed my major to graphic design and started pursuing photography. That August I shot my first wedding with a photographer I really respected. I was hooked!!
2. What drew you to weddings/engagements?
I’ve always loved weddings (what girl doesn’t!) but more importantly, I loved being able to capture those fleeting moments that happen on such an important day. I love that my job allows me to capture parents exchanging teary looks during their little girl’s ceremony, bridesmaids hugging their best friend right after they have become a wife and I love those wow we just got married moments! I also love being able to serve my couple and their families on the wedding day. Getting them a glass of water, reminding them to enjoy the day or helping out with something that needs attention (even if it’s not my job). I want my couples to have the best possible day and I want to do whatever I can to make sure that happens.
3. Why is it important to get to know your photographer?
Your photographer is one of the only vendors that you will be working with from the very beginning of your engagement to months after the wedding. It’s so important to feel comfortable and relaxed with your photographer, getting to know them better will achieve that. I include engagement sessions in all of my collections so that my clients can get comfortable with me and being in front of the camera. This pays off on the wedding day and you can tell the difference in their wedding photos.
4. What do you do that sets you apart from other photographers?
I work really hard at making sure my clients have their photos quickly and I work hard at creating a great experience for them.
5. What advice do you have for couples when they are searching for their photographer?
Look for someone that you feel comfortable with personality wise and make sure you LOVE their images. Photographs are the only thing you have left from your wedding day so it’s really important that you love your wedding photographer and their work.
And if that wasn’t enough, here are some of her favorite pictures of sessions she has done!
Happy Friday!