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Wow Donuts & Drips Wedding!

We don’t know for sure if Tom Lefroy proposed an elopement to Jane Austen or not but the scene in which he does is for sure the most heart-rendering part of the 2007 movie, Becoming Jane. Set in 18th century, the concept of eloping was looked down upon and our heroine, and beloved author of all times is scared, excited at the same time at the prospect of it.

As cultures change so do the perspectives on many other things. While love is universal but the way it is expressed, approached if you will, differs according to social and moral norms of that society and this changes the way weddings are viewed. West has overcome many social hurdles and tossed many limitations that East calls traditions and is proud to hold on to. What was considered to disrepute a person in Austen’s 18th century era is still considered an opprobrium in many cultures but the lifestyle in modern West has adapted the concept of elopement open hardheartedly somewhat.

Historically, elopement has been an alternative of traditional wedding since forever. In its true sense, it is running away from family and friends and getting married. The universal reason of the past has been the objection of parents for the marriage and thus the couple-to-be takes this step of sealing the deal with a fait accompli, a point of no return! Brides and grooms in modern developed societies mostly go that route to escape the hassle of planning a wedding, to avoid elaborate public engagement and also because it is just so romantic. It has now become a wedding style and a statement! Just like anything that goes en vogue, the ways it can be done become limitless. Wedding vendors and couples are coming up with amazing ideas to spice up the concept. Here is an elopement shoot that we collaborated for some time ago.

Entertainment trends have changed so much in the past years. There is a lot of emphasis on personalization of the parties, comfort of the guests and practicality aspect for those hosting it. Couples are picking unique venues to say” I dos”. The non-traditional venues make the wedding extra memorable, bring a fun twist and provide a glimpse into the personas of the pair through the venue they pick. For example a bookish bibliophile couple might wanna tie the knot in library! Some of the wedding locations picked by out of the box thinkers include airplane hangers, antique stores, theaters and so on and so forth.

Among many other things that have not changed for weddings one is serving desserts – it is an important and celebratory part of the happy ceremonies but the trend in what should be served has gone under several makeovers. Cupcakes have been a suggestion to replace cakes, macaroons have found their way in American weddings and in recent couple of years, donuts have become a very hit item to serve when getting married. Creative planners and talented brides have devised beautiful ways to display this sweet confection. Donut bars, donut stations, donut trucks, you name it and you will find Pinterest full of eye candy images!

Jasmine Wallace from DFW Bridal Guide Magazine combined all these three trends and created this beautiful shoot – an elopement wedding in a donut shop!! A foodie’s den, Dallas is full of delectable dessert and eating places that can differentiate from others in many pleasant ways. Wow Donuts and Drips is one of such unique place. There is adundance of donut shops in Metroplex but these guys have done an amazing job in bringing to their audience something that is so modern, chic and completely different! Their coffees and teas also get special treatments since they use high-tech brewers, and their donuts come in variety of flavors. Enjoy the sweet pictures of this styled shoot taken by Jazmine Watson!

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Credits as follows:

Planner: Jasmine Wallace Carter // Location: Wow Donuts and Drips // Photographer: Jazmine Watson // Wedding gown: Balacia // Models: Jazmyn Ray-Maynard and Nolan Spinks

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My name is Riffat and I am the writer behind this blog. Through this blog I share many things I am enthusiastic about – my curated items from old era, passion for tea and tea parties, design and décor, DIY projects. I specifically like to create themed and seasonal parties incorporating vintage treasures. I am married to an awesome guy who has {a good case of} wanderlust and is a grand but healthy foodie. Occasionally I will be journaling and sharing his experiences in travel, recipes and restaurant reviews. On my blog you will also get to meet our 3 amazing boys – the oldest is neuro-diverse and his being on the spectrum has given a different and incredible meaning to our family! I would be a very different person without him. Besides enjoying my family and this blog, I am a full-time speech and language pathologist.

We recently moved to Dallas from Arizona. Back there, I ran a vintage china rental and sales business. I had the pleasure of working with some amazing vendors in the event industry and got featured on many international and national blogs. I started blogging specific to my collection but recently switched to life style blogging to touch more aspects of life.

Originally from Pakistan, I am a multicultural and multilingual person and enjoy diversity to its fullest. I welcome new things and ways and learn from them but believe in restoring and preserving as well. I love people who inspire each other, are successful holistically, spread positive vibes and make a difference in this world for themselves and individuals around them. Overall, I strive to be a very well-balanced person and this blog plays some part in achieving that!

I absolutely love to team up with creative minds! Feel free to contact me for style consultation, photo shoots, vintage & antique articles, tea parties and hand-made items. I also do product reviews and feature items on my blog. I have a small shop on etsy featuring my collection and hand-made items.

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