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Winter Shootout: The People


If I said that the models for the Dallas Winter Shootout were good, that would be the understatement of the year. THEY. WERE AWESOME.

In fact, both of our couples weren’t models at all. Our bride and groom are Corbin & Dave of Soulbox Productions. They produce Super 8mm films, so if you’re looking for something different, be sure to check out Soulbox Productions. They totally rocked it out – and would you believe they’ve been married 12 years this year! I asked if they married when they were teenagers :)

Our engagement couple are newlyweds Jovan & Ebony, and Ebony is owner of Ebony Peoples Events & Design. Much like myself, she’s a transplant to Texas from Michigan and is starting up her event planning firm here in Dallas. She and her hubby Jovan have become fast friends with both Cent and I, and we’re thrilled to have more married friends!

And last but not least, Prianna was our bridal model. For real, this girl, she just made photographing her effortless. With her sweet disposition and readiness to pose as asked, Prianna was awesome. Many thanks to Chelsea of Southern Fried Paper for hooking us up with her!

Corbin Arlington Texas Wedding Photos Rhianna Royale Maggie Sottero Dress
Bride and Groom with signs kissing photo Dallas Catie Ronquillo Photography

I love this cake. Heidi of Sugar Bee Sweets made it and it was amazing!

Bride and Groom wtih Natalie Portman inspired wedding cake photo
Valentine's Day inspired garland bride with pink flower in her hair
Bridals in Arlington Texas Maggie Sottero dress
Rhianna Royale Maggie Sottero dress DJones Custom Suit
Rianna Royale Maggie Sottero Wedding dress Gown Arlington Texas

Alicia of bows & arrows designed all the floral. Gorgeous.

The Shoppes at Brownstone Engagement Session Ebony Peoples Events and Design
Engagement Photos of couple at The Shoppes at Brownstone in Arlington Texas

Cake: Sugar Bee Sweets
Flowers: Bows & Arrows
Hair: Ashley Bristo
Makeup: Something You… Makeup Artistry
Ring Bearer Bowls: Paloma’s Nest
Suit: D. Jones Tailored Collection
Stationery: The Left-Handed Calligrapher
Planning/ Production: After Yes and Catie Ronquillo

Happy Wednesday!


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For Brides: Handcrafted Modern Heirlooms by Paloma’s Nest


Last month, I had the pleasure of meeting Caroline Colom Vasquez, owner and artist behind Paloma’s Nest, at Lara Casey‘s Making Things Happen Intensive. I just love listening to the passion in Caroline’s voice as she spoke about her business and her love of creating heirlooms that can be passed down through the generations. I had heard about the Ring Bearer Bowls crafted by Caroline and really love the look of them, but now I have an even greater appreciation for each piece of art that she creates.

And last week, Caroline launched the new website and blog for Paloma’s Nest, and it’s nothing short of beautiful! And now through March 1, (that’s Monday folks!) she is offering free worldwide shipping. Awesome! I’d love to get one, I just have to narrow down which one. My rings are always on the counter and would love to have a permanent place to keep them when I’m not wearing them. I’m loving the tiny text bowls.

Be sure to check these out, they are lovely!

Happy Monday!

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Dreaming Out Loud


It was meant to happen. I don’t know why. But it was meant to happen.

Never did I think in a million years, or even just a year ago, that I would be sitting in a room with a group of people, some friends, some new friends, sharing my passion. I’ve always been a reserved person. Like, I’ve always dreamed big. I’ve always dreamed big on paper. But there’s just something magical about dreaming big OUT LOUD. In front of people who have only known me for a short time. It’s crazy. It’s fun. It’s scary as all get out. But most of all it’s empowering.

The dream starts to materialize. Right then, right there.

Okay, before you start to click away thinking I’ve gone nuts, I have good reason.

Yesterday, I attended Lara Casey’s Making Things Happen Intensive here in Dallas. And it blew my mind. Quite literally. I drove home fired up, invigorated, and my mind flying at a million miles a second. Faster than I could ever run. Like it was even happening in my sleep. My head just wouldn’t shut up. But, it was okay. It was all in the name of good things.

It was so refreshing to be in a room, surrounded by like-minded folks, sharing and being real. Being honest. Being genuine. Being our most authentic selves. Taking transparency to a whole other level. I think it takes a lot of guts to be that honest. To be open to the idea of sharing your heart. To be open to the idea of soaring higher than you could ever, ever imagine. What does that look like?

I am blessed and fortunate to have been a partial scholarship recipient for Making Things Happen. I didn’t even know that I would be attending until Tuesday. I actually didn’t blog or tweet about it because I didn’t want to jinx the opportunity. With the amazing generosity of Lara Casey and her team, we made it happen. I was able to attend. And I’m a firm believer it was because I was genuine and real about it. And it was meant to happen.

I was totally blown away by Lara’s right-side man at the intensive, Jeff Holt. Like holy whoa. Seriously. The moment he began speaking about his experience, it resonated with me. I could see myself in his shoes. And listening to his story, how far he has come, and how far he is going to go is amazing. Knock your socks of amazing.

Now, I feel like the wheels are in motion. Forward motion. I was beginning to feel like they were just spinning, but after this intensive, I’m going to make things happen in 2010.

Have you dreamed your biggest dream? Out loud?

Try it some time. It’ll turn your world upside down.

If you need to re-ignite the fire in what you love, run don’t walk to the nearest Making Things Happen location. You’ll be so happy you did.

Happy Friday!

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