A romantic garden hidden in the heart of a big city? Yes, yes, and yes! First inspired by the garden itself at Marie Gabrielle in Dallas, event designer Laura Cadenhead, planner Maxwell + Gray, and photographer Jessi Marie Photography teamed up to bring a blissful oasis to the bustling city. They found that once you set foot inside the gardens, it was as if you’ve escaped the city noise and stumbled upon a hidden gem.
Jessi shares Our vision for this shoot was to truly elevate this already romantic outdoor space, showcasing it’s lush greenery, dramatic fountains and overhanging trees while gently exposing the one-of-kind backdrop behind it all — a bustling cityscape. We wanted to bring in hues of bright + bold tones while still doing justice to the greens, neutrals and airy outdoors.
Ready to take a walk through the garden? Let’s stroll on through…
Complete with watercolor brush lettering, the stationery and print design by Blue Eye Brown Eye was fine art at it’s finest.
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The flower girl dress was a custom design by Bentley & Lace.
Take a look at those paper florals on the wall! These larger-than-life flowers by Tiana Mae Designs were the perfect backdrop for not only wedding portraits, but also the cake, too!
The bridesmaids showcased soft blue, floor-length gowns from Adriana Papell as a perfect palette against bold bouquets and the most dreamy and fairy-like flower girl gown you ever did see.
The amazing Natalia Issa created a dramatic, moody look with makeup and an elegant high bun.
The modern place settings provided by West Elm paired perfectly with the rustic farm table.
We wanted to bring in hues of bright + bold tones while still doing justice to the greens, neutrals and airy outdoors. Imagine walking into the most romantic garden party wedding and being surprised with fun twists and details around every corner like bold berry popsicles from Berry Naked Pops.
Isn’t it hard to believe that this garden oasis is in the middle of a bustling city? So serene + so pretty. Oh and to top it all off, Whisk Until Sweet crafted this GORGEOUS semi-naked drip cake… And we can’t stop drooling!
Many thanks to the talented team of vendors that came together to create this floral magic.
photography: Jessi Marie Photography // venue name: Marie Gabrielle, Dallas, Texas, USA // event design: Laura Cadenhead // planning: Maxwell + Gray // florals: Pollen Events // wedding dress: Crystal Design // wedding dress boutique: Blushing Bride Boutique // bridesmaid dresses: Adriana Papell // hair stylist: Natalia Issa // makeup artist: Natalia Issa // groom attire: The Black Tux // calligraphy: Blue Eye Brown Eye // cake: Whisk Until Sweet // desserts: Berry Naked Pops // tabletop rentals: West Elm Plano // furniture rentals: Perch Event Decor // models: Kourtney Kellar, Tanner Oxner, Ryan Ray and Kara Stout // flower girl dress: Bentley & Lace // paper flower install: Tiana Mae Designs