Peaches with Honey
Dallas Fine Art Wedding Photographer
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Diaries

Dallas, TX fine art wedding photographer Veronica Ellerman and her adventures as a full time mom, entrepreneur... along with some gorgeous shoots! Follow her instagram @peacheswithhoney   

Finding community in the wedding industry

 

Where there is community there is growth

I have been so blessed over the past few years to meet so many great creatives in the Dallas, Austin and San Antonio wedding industry. As a wedding vendor and entrepreneur we are constantly emailing, taking calls, marketing, scheduling, editing, styling,  photographing, meeting with clients along with managing our daily lives.  Many of us are moms, dads and others hold  full time jobs while still maintaining a successful career in the wedding industry.

I am always impressed with vendors I've worked with ability to be personable, passionate and KIND. As a photographer we are running around with the bride and their party most of the day. I rarely get time to have a conversation  with the florist,  rental company, catering, etc. I want them to be able to tell me what of their part would they like to see captured. I want them to feel like they can give me their business cards so when I send out galleries they can take all their images and use for portfolio use. After all we are in this together. It is not a competition. Each of us have a love for the industry, a love for what we do and the best thing we can do for each other is support one another. I want to know vendors on a first name basis, meet for coffee to talk about our daily lives and funny wedding stories.  When I meet wonderful vendors I remember them and I am constantly trying to send business their way. Which is why I truly believe that where this a community there is growth and the growth will show in your portfolio and your career. My dad says "what goes around comes around" and I believe if you are good to people and you share the love  of what you do with others you will get recognized and good things will happen to you and those around you.

I've wanted to get others in the Dallas wedding industry together for some time now but couldn't think of a good way to make it happen. I had attended The Big Fake wedding in 2016... or was it 2015? The years run together now... But I met so many awesome vendors that I am still in contact with to this day with, like Go Man Productions, we will be shooting a wedding this month actually because I told my bride how AMAZING they are!  I am also in contact with florists, planners, etc. I get excited when I show up to an event and my vendor family is there too! It's great to see a familiar place when you're surrounded by strangers who are relying on you so greatly. The goal of getting together every now and then and just being creative not only allows us to see each other longer than a brief second on a wedding day but lets us really get to know one another. Many of us know a good heart when we meet one and I love more than anything to be able to guide my clients to others who are still grounded with good heads on their shoulders. Networking is so important for the growth of any business, and knowing you can relate to those who work around you, and enjoy time together only makes what you do more fun.
Any who... I think I am rambling now, but I hope to keep having events like this big, small and everything in between to just have fun and make friendships.

With much love,
Veronica a.k.a. Ronni

 

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q the mua | the rogue rose

q the mua | the rogue rose

lemon krate gifts

lemon krate gifts

q the mua

q the mua

ana schubert designs | holly styling 

ana schubert designs | holly styling 

the lumen room | lulus bridal | the rogue rose | q the mua

the lumen room | lulus bridal | the rogue rose | q the mua

the rogue rose | silk and willow | the mrs box | lauren belle jewelry

the rogue rose | silk and willow | the mrs box | lauren belle jewelry

pais + haze | the mrs box | lauren belle jewelry 

pais + haze | the mrs box | lauren belle jewelry 

hands of hollis 

hands of hollis 

lulus bridal | kate mcleod studio 

lulus bridal | kate mcleod studio 

Beautiful event rentals | lucky woodwork | silk and willow | hopeful hearth baking

Beautiful event rentals | lucky woodwork | silk and willow | hopeful hearth baking

lauren belle jewelry | kate mcleod studio florals

lauren belle jewelry | kate mcleod studio florals

courtney & courtnie  jewelry | the rogue rose bouquet

courtney & courtnie  jewelry | the rogue rose bouquet

ana schubert designs | the mrs box 

ana schubert designs | the mrs box 

steel city pops dallas

steel city pops dallas

kate mcleod floral | beautiful event rentals chair

kate mcleod floral | beautiful event rentals chair

mary marry me shoes | pearls lauren belle jewelry | lulus bridal gown

mary marry me shoes | pearls lauren belle jewelry | lulus bridal gown

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Photos above by Peaches with Honey

 

 

Vendors involved:

 

Kate Mcleod Studio - Florals arrangement with Pink Ribbon and Table florals 

The Rogue Rose - Floral arrangement with Blue Ribbon

Hopeful Hearth Baking - Cake with ring  boxes 

Cake's n Pearls - Tall table cake 

Hands of Hollis - Floral invitation set | foiled menu cards | foiled placement cards

Purple Peony Events - Wedding Coordinator and Planner 

Pais + Haze Creative Co. - Calligraphy | collaboration with Hands of Hollis

Ana Schubert Design - Pale blue Hotel Crescent Invitation Suite | Floral menu card and calligraphy place cards

Beautiful Event Rentals - Leather chair, Blue chair, Geometric plate toppers, white crystals, table chairs, platters

Table Built & Designed by Lucky Woodwork

Q the Mua - Hair & Makeup 

Courtney & Courtnie -  Bangles, moonstone ring, white moonstone earring/necklace

Lauren Belle Jewelry - Weddingrings/Engagement Rings

Steel City Pops Dallas - & Ceremony Popsicles

Bridal Shoes, bag, flower basket, guest book - Mary Marry Me

The Lumen Room - Studio Space

Lemon Krate Gifts - Gift boxes 

Lulu's Bridal - Gown

Silk and Willow - table runner and thin wax candles

The Mrs. Box - ring boxes

 

Additional Photography Participation and Help from:

 

Holly Grace Photography

Stephanie Rogers Photography 

Sadi Brooke Photography