Rustic Grace Estate Styled Shoot | McKinney, TX Laura Miller Photography | Butterflies and Bowties

Hello Everybody!

I got the opportunity to work with Laura Miller, owner of Laura Miller Photography, on a styled shoot that was bride, fun, crafty, rustic and above all things – full of eye candy!

Behind the Photoshoot

The idea for the photoshoot came from seeing all of these adorable bow ties in weddings, but honestly bow ties aren’t very feminine.  There is truly nothing more whimsy and girly than a butterfly.  Butterflies are often released at the end of wedding ceremonies to signify the couple coming together and the emotions they are feeling through the butterflies’ flight.  The color palette came from not seeing a whole lot of citrus colors from weddings or styled shoots.  I always like to put a styled shoot out there that is a little different, because I want every bride to feel her vision is obtainable.  Trends are trends, but preference is true style.

The next step in assembling a team who agreed with my vision.  It was easy to find a photographer who loves bright colors (Yes, Laura that is you!) and isn’t afraid to do something bold and different.  The florist, Emily of Petals Couture, agreed immediately as well!  Finding a stationery designer who could truly understand our fun and whimsy feel was easy as well, because Annie of 5 by 7 Designs embodies whimsy as well as has this way of pulling it together to make it the paper goods look polished and timeless.  The venue, Rustic Grace Estate, made the shoot something different and fun, but definitely speaks to the modern bride’s ideal of what a wedding should look like.  I could go on and on about all of the vendors, because they were honestly all amazing!  For a full link of vendors, please see Links below.


This styled shoot was featured on Love and Lavender on July 17th, 2014! I feel very honored to be published and especially on Love and Lavender!

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Thanks again to all the vendors who participated!

Venue – Rustic Grace Estate

Photographer – Laura Miller Photography

Florist – Petals Couture

Bakery – Sweet Art Bakery

Specialty Linen and napkins – La Tavola Linen

Chairs, China, Flatware, Stemware, Cake Table & Cake Table Linen – Ducky Bob’s

Paper Goods – 5 by 7 designs

Dress – The Blushing Bride Boutique

Hair & Make Up – Sydney Lopez

Bowties & Butterfly Curtains – Custom Made by Urban Magnolia Weddings and Events


Hope you enjoyed!


And as always Happy Planning!




Kristine Baker


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