A Beastly Kind Of Love

When two Dallas wedding industry vendors, Denise Knitch and Elizabeth Fisher, received a phone call from Slomique Hawrylo, a Los Angeles celebrity event planner, asking them to do a tablescape set for a TV morning news show, they decided to take it to the next level and add a “A Beastly Kind Of Love” wedding photo shoot

The TV segment and photo shoot were timed to coincide with this week’s opening of Disney’s new adult movie “Beauty and The Beast.”

Slomique, who is a regular on the David Tutera’s CELEBrations show, agreed to spend another day in Dallas helping direct and also model as “Belle” for the “Beastly Kind Of Love" styled shoot.

The White Sparrow Barn, voted a top ten wedding venue, was the setting of this nontraditional and decidedly edgy photo shoot. The custom yellow gown worn by Slomique is by Nardos Design and how perfect is the model playing the Beast? Will Roth, the Beast model, is actually a member of the Fort Worth folk rock band Moonlight Native. Lizzie Bee’s Flower Shoppe created the floral, ivy and bouquet designs and the calligraphy menu was from Scribbles and Swirls. Note the book titles on that custom cake designed by The London Baker and all that vintage brass by Dixie Does Vintage! Industry wedding photography pros Maggie Hargrave from MaggShots Photography and Melissa Spurrier from Melissa Claire Photography worked as a team and managed to capture every beautiful beastly moment of the photo shoot. Dallas-based event planners Julie Blakey and Sarah Robison from Refined Romance Events co-collaborated with LA-based Slomique Hawrylo of Carpe Diem Special Events & Design to design and direct the Beastly Kind Of Love photo shoot.

Maggie Hargrave
Owner & Photographer, MaggShots Photography



Planning + Coordination
Carpe Diem Special Events & Design (Slomique Hawrylo Celebrity Event Planner)
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Refined Romance Events (Julie Blakely & Melanie Ewing)
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The White Sparrow Barn
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MaggShots Photography (Maggie Hargrave)
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Melissa Claire Photography (Melissa Spurrier)
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Lizzie Bee's Flower Shoppe
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The London Baker (Elizabeth Rowe)
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Scribbles and Swirls (Betty Jamison)
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Dixie Does Vintage (Denise Knitch)
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Junk and Disorderly
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Nardos Design
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makeup artist, emerging wedding planning, creative director, & college student residing in Dallas, Texas.