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Illusions of Bridal Fantasy

Fantastical imagery collides with artistic creativity in this unicorn-themed bridal photo shoot. And we’re head-over-heels in love!

Like a magical fantasy come true, one of Jordan Payne Event’s most recent brides spent her pre-wedding photo shoot nestled up to a beautiful white…well, unicorn.  The fanciful scene was a result of the bride’s love for all things sparkling, magical and enchanting—and her innate desire to share the lens with such a fabulous and mystical creature.  The photos, captured by Thisbe Grace, were literally picture perfect.  “We found a precious white horse named Sarah at a ranch outside of Dallas,” explains Jordan, “and gave her a custom designed unicorn ‘corn’ all glittered up in iridescent sparkle!”

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Always up for challenging the creative boundaries with her JPE designs, this was Jordan’s first-ever session with a unicorn but could very likely not be her last.  The beautiful grounds at JR Stables, which is situated just 15 minutes from Downtown Dallas, served as the perfect, nature-loving backdrop for the whimsical images.  The bride wore a crystal-accented Monique Lhuillier dress from Warren Barrón with hair and makeup by Maitee Miles and florals by David Kimmel Design.  “One of my favorite aspects of this shoot was how amazing our beautiful bride posed with the horse, she was a natural!” says Jordan.  “Fantasy elements are not an easy theme to implement, and if not done the correct way it can become cheesy.”

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There’s no perfect formula when it comes to merging fantasy details with grand, upscale design.  “I like to say that I’ve got a niche for taking what’s in my head and making it come to life in a memorable way,” explains Jordan, who advises brides to find designers that are capable of creating themes that are above and beyond while still maintaining a chic and sophisticated edge.  Because when you do, the results are simply magical.