getting tropical in texas

From J. Martin Events “Our team of North Texas creatives wanted to bring the tropics to central Texas with a mix of bold colors, fun florals and unique details. Even though this was a styled shoot, we aimed to capture authentic romance so we found a recently married, local couple to play dress up for the day and bring our vision to life!”

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“When designing this shoot, we aimed to bring the tropics to central Texas with lots of daring colors and unique details. We wanted both a casual and unique wedding shoot that real couples could envision themselves in.

The florals designed by Katy Lee with Floralee brought the entire shoot together. She combined tropical staples like Monstera leaves with bold and colorful flowers making for a fun and eclectic floral palette. Additionally, she created and designed the tropical archway that made our ceremony backdrop really wow!”

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“The cake designed by Dianne Rodriguez (aside from being delicious) was so fun and colorful. Reminiscent of a watercolor painting with oranges and pinks, the cake mimicked a tropical sunset.

The attire was selected with the tropics (and Texas heat) in mind. We wanted light and airy fabrics and designs that were comfortable enough for real couples to wear. Our bride was in a light but lacy gown and our bridesmaids wore brightly patterned skirts and tops. For the groom, we wanted something casual and comfortable, reminiscent of a beach wedding. He wore a grey linen jacket with khaki pants.”

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“Our bar cart featured blue rimmed glass tumblers and tequila shots made with Clase Azul Reposado Tequila, a brand known for its hand painted and hand shaped bottles.

A mix of tropical leaves and florals combined with hand-lettered place cards and menus from Madly In Love Designs created a fun and colorful tablescape. Bright blue plates from Borrowed Treasures and bamboo chairs from Bleu Luxury Rentals evoked island settings!”

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Photography: Elin Hughes // Event Planning: J. Martin Events // Floral: Floralee // Stationery: Madly in Love Designs // Rentals: Borrowed Treasures & Bleu Luxury Event Rentals // Wedding Cake: It’s Gonna Be Sweet Bake Shop // Jewelry: Soverign Jewelry Co. // Hair: Jessica Stoughton // Makeup: All Made Up By Bri // Wedding Dress: De Ma Fille // Groom’s Attire: Macy’s // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Lulu’s // Submitted: Matchology // Venue: Paradise Cove in Grapevine, Texas.

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.