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HHE Featured | Citrus Boho Love


Harper and Luke love to travel and got engaged on a family trip to the Malta coast. They want to infuse some of the citrus and coastline into their day, while keeping things natural and simple. Incorporating family recipes, hosting on his parents property and using some foraged blooms from her Mamaw’s garden. Each piece will have special meaning- grandparent’s vases, mom’s candlesticks, local artisan’s textiles and collected chairs and head table made by their friend who owns a furniture.

After years of admiring Lauren’s eye for detail and her expertise in the industry, I am so honored that she chose to feature this story on the Every Last Detail blog last week! Don’t miss her favorites and enjoy some of mine below.


Inspired by the mediterranean coast and breath taking vistas and terrain, we found this beautiful personal property tucked off the beaten path in McKinney, Texas. The textures and colors of a joyful day full of citrus hues and the softness and romance of soft blues were the basis of our palette.

The amazing artists that we brought together to bring this story to life went above and beyond.  Each detail was so intentional in communicating a piece of Harper & Luke’s love story. The bride wore the beautiful Lois gown by Saint Isabel Bridal. Accented by the beautiful jewelry from Shapiro Diamonds, she was a vision of understated elegance. Alex, from Prairie Letter Shop, designed the paper suite and the beautiful table runner for us. The watercolor and textures she incorporated echoed the scenery and layered design on the guest tables. The love and details that go into handcrafted invitations, among all other elements that come together to create a celebration of two people’s love is astounding.


DIRT Floral scoured the markets and foraged the week of the shoot to find the perfect mix of blooms. Our bride is one who adored spending time in her Mamaw’s garden growing up and knew she wanted to incorporate some of those into her bouquet. The colors and textures they brought together were perfection. The ladies at Marigold & Grey put together the sweetest and most luxurious welcome boxes for guests. They curated so many details that not only are beautiful, but pamper our guests. There are snacks, toppers for breakfast, tea to relax and topped off with the sweetest little tag from the bride and groom.


Our tablescape came together with layers and textures to remind our couple of their trip to Malta where they were engaged. The beautiful La Tavola linen has a subtle texture that has an essence of waves crashing against the rocks on the shore and the soft blue of the sky gracing the water’s edge. The chargers are textured placemats that add dimension and harkens a picnic basket they ate their lunch out of on the overlook the day Luke proposed. The beautiful place settings from Pretty Little Plates are such beautiful vintage pieces that hold such a wonderful legacy. Those pieces each have so many stories of their own and have been present at so many celebrations.




This is the story of Luke and Harper’s love, complete with details to pay tribute to their families. Amidst the beautiful property and love, the bright colors add a pop of joy to the tables that highlights so many memories they have together. Every detail was chosen for a specific reason and was curated to share their relationship and dreams with their loved ones.

xoxo, Jenn

Concept, Design & Styling: Harper Hadley Events // Photography: Claire Casner Photography // Floral Design: DIRT // Rentals: Pretty Little Plates // Linens: La Tavola Linens // Paper/Calligraphy: Prairie Letter Shop // Gown: Saint Isabel Bridal // Makeup: Em Smith // Hair: Macey Burns // Jewelry: Shapiro Diamonds // Favor Boxes: Marigold & Grey // Model: Alice Mamula

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