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Bridal Portraits at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Park

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The Dallas Arboretum is located in east Dallas. It is a beloved site for bridal portraits. And for good reason. The botanical park is spectacular year round; the many gardens provide endless photo shoot opportunities. We highlight some of our favorite gardens for bridal portraits at the Dallas Arboretum. Enjoy!

 

Bridal Portraits at the Dallas Arboretum

 

  1. The Nancy Rutchik Red Maple Rill

Opened in the fall of 2011, the garden is a stunning vista for bridal portraits at the Dallas Arboretum. Over 80 types of Japanese Maples populate the two-acre garden. The trees mingle with the cascading waterfall as it flows through the garden.

In the fall, the trees display a jaw-dropping array of red, yellow, and orange leaves.

    2. Lay Family Garden

The 2.2 acre garden resides at the north end of the Dallas Arboretum. Cascading water walls flow from native limestone walls. It was a perfect back-drop for a Emiline’s bridal portrait. View her bridal portrait session at the Dallas Arboretum.

bridal portraits at the Dallas Arboretum

Left photo: Emiline’s beautiful bridal portrait at the Nancy Rutchik Red Maple Rill waterfall. Right photo: The Lay Family Garden. Shawna Hinkel Photography.

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3. McCasland Sunken Garden

For certain, the McCasland Sunken Garden is a bridal favorite. The stepped walkway and landscape create a striking bridal portrait. The elegant walkway is lined with Italian jardinières.

bridal portraits at the Dallas Arboretum

Steps to the McCasland Sunken Garden bridal portrait by George Troup Photography.

bridal portraits at the Dallas Arboretum

A different vista of the stepped walkway in the McCasland Sunken Garden. Monica Salazar Photography.

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4.The Chico y Chica de la Playa sculpture in the McCasland Sunken Garden.

Alicia poses in front of the Chico y Chica de la Playa sculpture with fountain. It resides within the McCasland Sunken Garden. Secluded and tranquil, the garden is a perfect setting for a bridal portrait. In addition, this garden is a favorite spot for weddings at the Dallas Arboretum.

See Alicia and David’s real wedding at the Dallas Arboretum.

bridal portraits at the Dallas Arboretum

Alicia’s bridal portrait at the McCasland Sunken Garden at the Dallas Arboretum. Flash-Back Video and Photo.

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5. A Woman’s Garden

Nationally acclaimed, A Woman’s Garden features terraced walkways and a breath-taking vista. The 1.8 acre formal garden features many smaller garden “rooms.”

Part of A Woman’s Garden, The Majestic Allee is one of the Dallas Arboretum’s trademark images. It has two limestone structures and reflecting pool with sweeping views of White Rock Lake. It is a preferred location for Dallas bridal portraits.

bridal portraits at the Dallas Arboretum

Bridal portrait at A Woman’s Garden. It is probably the best known backdrop for bridal portraits at the Dallas Arboretum. Agape Pics.

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6. Poetry Garden located in A Woman’s Garden

A fairy-tale setting, Brooklyn poses for her bridal portrait in this charming garden with blooming Foxglove flowers. View Brooklyn’s charming bridal portrait pictorial at the Dallas Arboretum.

bridal portraits at the Dallas Arboretum

Brooklyn’s stunning bridal portrait in a fairy-tale setting. The lower path under A Woman’s Garden towards Poetry Garden at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Fairy Tale Photography.

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7. A Poetry Garden

As mentioned before, A Poetry Garden is part of the larger A Woman’s Garden. The bride poses beneath a limestone wall doorway.   

bridal portraits at the Dallas Arboretum

A Poetry Garden bridal portrait. Monica Salazar Photography.

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8. A Woman’s Garden

Lovely fall bridal portrait on A Woman’s Garden stairs.

bridal portraits at the Dallas Arboretum

Fall bridal portrait by Agape Pics. A Woman’s Garden stairs to the Degolyer Loggia.

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9. Crape Myrtle Allee

Crape Myrtle Allee is a superb sight. This scenic garden is stunning year round. It is a much-talked-about site for bridal portraits at the Dallas Arboretum.

Crape Myrtle Allee ends at the beloved “frog fountain” waterscape named Polliwogs. Also, it is a favored wedding site.

bridal portraits at the Dallas Arboretum

Emiline at Crape Myrtle Allee at the Dallas Arboretum. Shawna Hinkel Photography

   

Bridal Portrait Guidelines at the Dallas Arboretum

    1. Must come dressed in your wedding dress. No changing in the public restrooms.
    2. Bridal portraits may be taken between 9-5 normal business hours.
    3. If you need to change a VIP room is available to rent Monday-Friday for $150 for two hours between 9-2. It has a full-size mirror, seating and restroom.

For more information or to book a photo-shoot email: egavin@dallasarboretum.org. Their phone number is 214-515-6615.

We thank Terry Lendecker from the Dallas Arboretum for her assistance.

Dallas Arboretum //George Troup Photography//Monica Salazar //Agape Pics//Fairy Tale Photography//Shawna Hinkel Photography

Bridal Portraits at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Park was last modified: July 5th, 2017 by Rachel Sommer