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2
Dec
2016

Fab Finds for the North Texas Bride

Finding the latest and greatest North Texas wedding pros is what we do best! And we’ve recently stumbled across five fab finds that our DFW brides-to-be must consider when planning their weddings! Take a peek below.

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The Color Condition – Have The Color Condition whip up a fantastic, colorful streamer backdrop or overhead installation for your celebration! Their “streams” are beautifully crafted from common household items including table cloths, shower curtains and painters drop cloths, and the results are stunning! The Color Condition team thrives when their installations are used as extreme focal points and can take any event from drab to fab. Some of our favorite scenes include using the streamers for an altar backdrop or cake table display!

Photo: Jillian Zamora Photography
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Jennie Lou Art – Painting on-site at weddings, Jennie Lou Art provides quiet and reverent entertainment, as well as an enchanting experience for all involved. Jennie paints with an impressionistic style, a loose reflection, and direct response to the emotional atmosphere of the wedding. The bride and groom are guaranteed a powerfully engaging painting depicting their wedding celebration to hang in their home and pass down for generations.

Photo: Thisbe Grace Photography

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HD Liquid Catering – The HD Liquid Catering bartenders are our go-to for any event we’d like custom cocktails for. The crew comes ready with exceptional service and attention to detail. From intricate, hand-crafted cocktails to wine and beer, HD Liquid Catering will help make your wedding as unique and memorable as you are.

Photo courtesy of HD Liquid Catering

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Illustrated Weddings by Lola Lorena – A bride’s wedding suite should be as unique as the bride herself. Capture the spirit of your event with a beautiful custom hand-drawn illustration. Lola Lorena specializes in one-of-a-kind invitation suites, art prints and stationery that will set your event apart from any other wedding you or your guests have ever experienced.

Photo: Alba Rose Photography

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Chanticleer Wedding Art – Well known studio artist Linda Shobe has turned her talents to designing and creating original cake plateaus for the upscale bride. You finally have a choice…no more boring, fake silver cake stands. Chanticleer Wedding Art showcases styles such as elegant French, upscale rustic and classic vintage.

Photo: Cristina Wisner Photographer

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1
Dec
2016

Beauty Looks You’ll Love from DFW’s Top Beauty Professionals

Welcome to the Beauty Booth! Our fabulous wedding hair and makeup professionals of North Texas created the best wedding day looks for you and your bridesmaids. From old Hollywood glam to natural beauty, they have all the best looks covered. We can’t brag about these creatives enough, but let’s let their work speak for itself. Scroll down to take a peek into their stunning Beauty Booth looks!

Looks from left to right: Jennifer Trotter – Lip Service MakeupWZ Beauty StudioBeauty by YariRandee Strand ArtistryGrand Slam Glam & Darling by Elle

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Exquisite Glam – WZ Beauty Studio | The Blushing Bride Boutique

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Natural Beauty – Beauty by Yari | Bella Bridesmaids

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Formal Fall Affair – Grand Slam Glam | Pure Luxe Bridal

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Textured Evening Bride – Darling by Elle | Bella Bridesmaids

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Old Hollywood – Randee Strand Artistry | Bella Bridesmaids

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Think Pink – Jennifer Trotter – Lip Service Makeup | De Ma Fille

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FEATURED VENDORS

attire | Bella Bridesmaids, De Ma Fille, Pure Luxe Bridal & The Blushing Bride Boutique

 beauty | Beauty by Yari, Darling by ElleGrand Slam GlamJennifer Trotter – Lip Service MakeupRandee Strand Artistry & WZ beauty Studio

photography | Charla Storey Photography

venue | Nuvo Room

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30
Nov
2016

Delicious Wedding Catering from Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

Originally a private 1920’s estate, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek offers a distinct personality and a charming heritage. Nestled in a beautiful private enclave of Uptown Dallas, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek’s deeply romantic ambiance makes it a coveted wedding location in Texas. Bespoke cuisine, gorgeous décor, thoughtful details and impeccable service truly set every wedding apart. We sat down with their new executive chef, Tom Parlo, to pick his brain about wedding cuisine trends and get his take on what makes a delicious wedding menu. Read on:

What creative food trends are brides loving these days?
Many brides love local ingredients in cuisine and craft cocktails featuring regional spirits. The emphasis on local farms and food providers is still going strong. Signature craft cocktails that match the wedding’s color theme are great. Intimate family-style dinners are becoming popular. We have requests for miniature single-bite tostadas, biscuits, fish & chips, tacos and small desserts like s’mores bites, macaroons and miniature éclairs. Comfort foods for late night are a favorite, too.

What kinds of wedding catering menus do you offer?
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek offers wedding catering menus that include everything from charming small plates and passed hors d’oeuvres to an extravagant eight-course seated dinner with wine and champagne pairings. We tailor every menu to the individual so the experience is bespoke. If you can dream it, we will make it happen. I like to meet with couples and families to understand their vision and then develop many ideas and options. Many brides look to chefs for inspiration and help creating a personalized menu that is exciting and different from anything that they have ever seen before. I enjoy being very involved in the menu-planning process.

What tips can you offer brides on creating the perfect wedding menu?
Every couple is unique and every wedding should be as well. Select at least one dish that has special significance to you personally. If you have a memory of the truffle macaroni and cheese you and your fiancé shared on your first date or the perfect French crepe you enjoyed together at brunch, incorporate the dish into your wedding menu. Creativity is key and there really are no restrictions. The sky is the limit. Also, it is helpful to be familiar with your guests’ dietary restrictions and preferences. Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek can develop extraordinary dishes that honor your personal preferences while ensuring that all guests have an exceptional meal. We can craft creative vegetarian and vegan entrees that are delicious and our culinary team are experts in developing gluten-free options.

What’s your personal favorite wedding catering trend?
As executive chef, it is exciting to cook for couples who are passionate about food and wine. We often work with couples who are exceptionally well-traveled and appreciate world-class cuisine. When a couple has dined all over the world, we are able to play with adventurous ingredients, flavors and combinations. We can create, for example, desserts that are not sweet but savory such as gorgonzola short bread or red pepper eclairs.

Any predictions for 2017 wedding food trends?
I think we will see traditional cupcakes and macarons slowly start to be replaced by popular European desserts like madeleines, éclairs, tartes and more. Couples will seek to explore authentic global cuisine from the Mediterranean to Asia and Europe. New York and other large cities will continue to generate extremely trendy foods; rice pudding shops are all over NYC and soon will start to be trendy for weddings. Exceptional cuisine, thoughtful wine pairings and impeccable service will never go out of style. Bespoke experiences will always be timeless.

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29
Nov
2016

Romantic European Inspired Styled Shoot

Photos by Chelsea Kaye Photography

Inspired by visions of a 17th century Scottish countryside, this exquisite European inspired styled shoot is chock-full of charming old-world romance! With the unique castle-like architecture, ivy covered walls and lush green backdrop of Aristide, the setting was perfect for the rich jewel-toned hues used throughout the shoot. Shades of deep burgundy, berry, blue-green and navy were perfectly placed in every element from the floral arrangements by Petals Couture to the hand-written calligraphy invitation suite by Sarah Ann Design. Centering the shoot, Gold Dust Vintage Rentals and Beautiful Event Rentals provided the perfect table setting with a simple wood table and chairs set and plush velvet tufted jade green chairs for the model bride and groom. Beauty by Yari played up the romantic feel of the shoot in the bride’s look with soft waves and fresh-faced makeup, complemented by a plum lip color. We’re truly loving this shoot’s modern take on classic romantic style! Enjoy!

FEATURED VENDORS

Venue | Aristide

Floral | Petals Couture

Calligraphy | Sarah Ann Design

Rentals | Gold Dust Vintage Rentals & Beautiful Event Rentals

Hair & Makeup | Beauty by Yari

Katie Frost Weddings, Chelsea Kaye Photography

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28
Nov
2016

Holiday Gift Ideas from Local Vendors

This holiday season we’re bringing you the perfect gifts for the bride, future groom or newlyweds in your life! From glassware to sweet treats and even custom monogram goodies, we’ve got you covered. Check out each of these hand-picked items and find out where you can purchase these lovely goods!

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  1. Brocade High Ball Glasses from Domain XCIV
  2. Acrylic Monogram Purse from Cleggraphy Designs
  3. Holiday Baking Box from June Box
  4. Custom Home Drawing by Illustrated Weddings by Lola Lorena
  5. Sweet Treats from Savor Pâtisserie
  6. Champagne Bucket from Domain XCIV
  7. VIETRI Old St. Nick Holiday Collection from Paper Affair Dallas
  8. Monogrammed Blanket from Must Be Monogrammed
  9. Calligraphy Coasters by Golden Greys
  10. Texas Art Print from Pink Champagne Paper

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