Okay, okay… so I may have a slight obsession with weddings… but I just love love! Today’s feature will highlight the venue, the cake, and furniture rentals. Next to your gown choice, these are major decisions that set the entire tone of your wedding- but don’t fret! I have you covered on who to hire.
White Sparrow Barn
The venue is probably the biggest (and most expensive) decision you will have to make in the entire wedding planning process. What venue you choose also maps out what kind of wedding you will have, so you kind of have to nail it. (No pressure.) You just have to keep in the mind your end goal- if you are a glamorous bride, an outdoor wedding venue might not be the best way to go… you know what I mean? Everything is dependent upon this choice. Great news… White Sparrow Barn is the ultimate chameleon venue for ANY KIND OF WEDDING you are wanting to do. If its boho, go for it. Glam, yes. Shabby chic, they have that for you, too. This venue is a massive white blank canvas dawned with gorgeous chandeliers, white wash wood floors, and tall ceilings that literally will take your breath away.
I first went to White Sparrow Barn for a friend’s wedding back in the fall, and I couldn’t stop gawking at it. It was so beautiful. The sun sets through the massive windows above you as you recite your vows… omg. Literally, I cannot get enough of this place. In addition to the main space, they have back and side lawns perfect for cocktail hour (or, should you get so lucky on weather, the perfect outdoor dining space.) The staircase shown in the photo below is also quite a statement, it’s truly just gorgeous- all of it.
They have respective dressing rooms for the bridal party and groom’s men- each with their own touches of masculinity and femininity to set the mood in the separate rooms.
Moral of the story- get married here.
No no, I don’t mean my blog… I mean the CAKE. The one you get to eat, take pictures of and with, and then stuff in your new hubby’s mouth. 😉 Like the venue, what cake you pick reflects your personality. Are you simple, glam, over the top, classic… the options are endless.
My big sister, Emily, is a professional pastry chef, so I lucked out on the whole cake thing for my own wedding. My sister made it, and it was perfect for me- sort of looked like if a ballerina was a cake.
But, since she is in North Carolina and not everyone is so fortunate to get that sort of hook up, allow me to introduce you to an incredible cake baker here in the DFW area. This gorgeous naked cake (perfect for the boho bride) was made by Chelsea Flaming, and (in addition to how it smelled) we couldn’t stop admiring how it looked. The flowers on top of it are added by Andi of Pollen Events who did the floral arrangements and flower crown for the shoot! You can contact Chelsea via Instagram right now (@chelseamakescakes), but she is about to have her official website up and running! We are so excited to feature her so early on in her baking career, and we can’t wait to see how she explodes from here!
Again, just how the venue and cake say so much about you/ set the mood for your wedding, the furniture does, too! Unique Unique by Design is a McKinney based furniture rental business that is perfect for setting your space up exactly how you always dreamed. They have so much to pick from, whether you just simply are looking for a couple pieces to add character to your venue or need a whole space filled, these ladies are who you need.
I desperately wanted to take this blush pink chair home with me- I was obsessed. It meshed perfectly with our blush pink wedding shoot! That cake table shown below, too, has got me swooning.