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Delicious Dishes from DFW Wedding Caterers

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

In the new Fall/Winter 2016 issue of Brides of North Texas, we teamed up with some of DFW’s best caterers to create this beautiful On The Menu editorial at Sixty Five Hundred. Creating a menu for your wedding day has never been so easy. With daring pairings and colorful combinations, these dishes make our mouths water. For all your catering needs, these caterers will be sure to please!



Jumbo Gulf Shrimp – SMU Catering



Autumn Squash Melange – SMU Catering


Fresh Guacamole – El Fenix



Fajita Feast – El Fenix



Honey Fig & Blue Cheese Tart – City Club Fort Worth



Lobster Ravioli – City Club Fort Worth



Filet with purple potatoes and pan seared scallops – Gil’s Elegant Catering



Mini pancake & sausage stack – Gil’s Elegant Catering



Chicken Ballantine – Culinary Art Catering



Vegetable Terrine – Culinary Art Catering



Crepe Quiche Lorraine – Farm to Market Catering



Blackened Gulf Red Snapper – Farm to Market Catering



Manchego Grilled Cheese – Kent Rathbun Catering



New Zealand Lamb Chop – Kent Rathbun Catering



Organic Mixed Greens – Bonnell’s Restaurant Group



Duck Sausage on Crostini – Bonnell’s Restaurant Group


Be sure to pick a copy of the newest Brides of North Texas issue to see the full, delicious spread on page 219. Thank you Jessica Quadra Photography for capturing these dishes so beautifully and leaving us all hungry. Cheers!



catering | Bonnell’s Restaurant Group, City Club of Fort Worth, Culinary Art Catering, El Fenix, Farm to Market Catering, Gil’s Elegant Catering, Kent Rathbun Catering, SMU Catering

photography | Jessica Quadra Photography

venue | Sixty Five Hundred

Woodsy Winter Wedding Inspiration by Tami Winn Events

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Tami Winn Events designed and styled the ideal tabletop for a woodsy winter wedding. Perfectly blended, you’ll find rustic elements mixed with shimmery metallics. In the florals, there is use of both lush, beautiful blooms as well as birch, moss, pine cones and flowing vines. The mix of the components sets the tone perfectly for a fall/winter wedding. On the table, you will see many different darling details. In place of your typical name card, Tami Winn used gold leaves to mark the spots of the guests. Beyond the pretty leaves, you will find a stunning  mix of elements, including fine china, wooden stumps, gold candlesticks, and trailing greenery. The fine china, stemware, flatware and acrylic chairs were from Posh Couture Rentals. These pieces brought a lot to the table and truly enhanced the design. In addition, the cake was a focal point too. Made by The Jenny Layne Bakery, this cake is a chocolate lover’s dream cake. We loved that each tier of the cake was represented by a different type of chocolate and that the chocolate bars were drizzled with gold and silver metallic icing. We know which flavor tier we would go for, do you?! Furthermore, the model wore a stunning gown from De Ma Fille and had her hair and makeup done by Grand Slam Glam. To complete the look, the model wore a gold leaf headpiece and fur shaw. Doesn’t she look lovely?! Lastly, the invitations and paper items by Paper Planet were a perfect compliment to this design. Gorgeously gilded, the pieces were stunners! This style guide was beautifully photographed by Celina Gomez Photography. Cheers!



location | Mopac Event Center

floral designer | Tami Winn Events

design & styling | Tami Winn Events

photography | Celina Gomez Photography

chairs, china, flatware & stemware | Posh Couture Rentals

paper | Paper Planet

cake | The Jenny Layne Bakery

makeup and hair | Grand Slam Glam

dress | De Ma Fille

Industrial Romance Wedding Inspiration by Keestone Events

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

We are still smitten over this Industrial Romance shoot from the talented Keestone Events! This eye-catching design is a perfect blend of modern and whimsy! Entirely suiting the aesthetic, Hickory Street Annex was the ideal location for this shoot. To enhance the lighting in the room, Beyond strung Edison bulbs at varying heights above the table. Throughout the shoot, you will see unique paper items from Paper Planet and charming calligraphy by Cleggraphy Designs. Let’s talk place settings! This setting consists of pewter chargers, gray ceramic plates, clear glassware, copper mugs, and gold flatware all from Posh Couture Rentals. Adorning the place settings were custom menus and name cards, adding a personable touch. The delicious dinner was catered by Bonnell’s Restaurant Group and was served up family style. We love the inviting vibe! Also on the table, was a mixture of wild greens by Sage Fine Flowers, single Edison bulbs, and a table runner intertwined down the center. Following dinner, there should always be sweet treat! The dessert table consisted of beautiful cakes crafted by Loft22 Cakes, the tiniest of donuts by Lil’ Bits Mini Donuts, and mini bottles of milk. Sage Fine Flowers worked their magic by adding fresh blooms, bold greens and air plants to finish off the look. The bride looked absolutely stunning with hair and makeup done by Jennifer Trotter – Lip Service Makeup and dressed in a dreamy gown from Bridal Boutique. Doesn’t she look lovely?! And a huge cheers to Jeff Brummett for capturing all of this prettiness! 



design & styling | Keestone Events

location | Hickory Street Annex

floral designer | Sage Fine Flowers

catering | Bonnell’s Restaurant Group

photography | Jeff Brummett

donuts | Lil’ Bits Mini Donuts

tabletop rentals | Posh Couture Rentals

hair + makeup | Jennifer Trotter – Lip Service Makeup

dress | Bridal Boutique

paper | Paper Planet 

calligraphy | Cleggraphy Designs

cake | Loft22 Cakes

lighting | Beyond

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Beautiful Event Rentals Rent It / Style It

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Say hello to the doorway to wedding heaven from Beautiful Event Rentals! Styled by the talented MK Event Boutique, these beautiful white doors make a sensational statement. They are fully functional and are often used as a grand entrance to an outdoor aisle. We love that they were styled as a unique backdrop for a stunning head table. And as if they weren’t striking enough, R Love Floral & Events adorned the doors with exquisite florals. The head table included name cards and precious stationery pieces that share a bit about the couple are at each place setting. The pieces were made by MK Event Boutique. Also on the table was a grand centerpiece designed by R Love Floral that will steal your heart! This gorgeous centerpiece is full of luscious blooms, unique textures, and sprawling greenery. Be sure to check out this pretty design captured by Kylie Crump Photography in the current issue of Brides of North Texas on page 233. Cheers!



location | The Westin Stonebriar Hotel & Golf Club

floral designer | R Love Floral & Events

design & styling | MK Event Boutique

photography | Kylie Crump Photography

rentals | Beautiful Event Rentals

paper | MK Event Boutique

An Intimate Affair at The White Sparrow Barn

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

There are so many things we adore about this romantic design from the talented Grit + Gold! It’s oozing with feminine, sweet and intimate details… and we can’t get enough! Perfectly suiting the style of this shoot, The White Sparrow Barn served as the perfect backdrop. The barn’s clean, white walls and open space went perfectly with the color palette including hues of white, cream, and soft peach. On the table were beautiful blooms from Posh Floral Designs that included lush flowers and sprawling greens. In addition, the darling Goldie Design Co designed custom menus for each place setting. Tapered candles, gold candlesticks and a Silk and Willow table runner dressed up the beautiful farm table from the The Olive Bench. Grit + Gold crafted a signature cocktail for the design. We think this is an adorable way to cheers with your loved ones to your new chapter in life. Now, let’s talk about the adorable mini cakes by Jar Cakery! Confection perfection. What a fabulous idea it is to have several smaller cakes, varying in color and flavor, to doll up your cake table. Guests will surely love all the options!  The bride looked enchanting in her gorgeous gown from De Ma Fille. To enhance her beauty, WZ Beauty Studio flawlessly did her hair and makeup. Thanks to Stephanie Brazzle Photography for capturing all the loveliness. Cheers to beautiful designs that make our hearts flutter!

location | The White Sparrow Barn
cake | Jar Cakery
floral designer | Posh Floral Designs
hair + makeup | WZ Beauty Studio
design & styling | Grit + Gold
dress | De Ma Fille
photography | Stephanie Brazzle Photography
furniture rentals | The Olive Bench
paper & calligraphy | Goldie Design Co

A Berry Blissful Bridesmaids’ Brunch at Mitas Hill Vineyard

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

This bridesmaids’ brunch was blissful indeed! Designed and styled by the talented Query Events, this picturesque brunch set at the dreamy Mitas Hill Vineyard was packed full of prettiness. The maids looked stunning in attire from Bella Bridesmaids, Bridal Boutique, Diane’s – A Bridal Boutique and Stardust Celebrations. Mixed and matched dresses allowed the girls to express their individual personalities but still have a cohesive look. WZ Beauty Studio perfectly completed their beautiful hair and makeup looks. She chose loose hair styles and a natural look for their makeup that complemented the design perfectly. The girls gathered for a little cocktail hour around a wine barrel from The Olive Bench.  Also, from The Olive Bench was the gorgeous farm table topped with delicious food from Gil’s Elegant Catering. The table was adorned with the prettiest of things like fine plates, glassware and stemware from Posh Couture Rentals. In addition, you will also see beautiful blooms by Query Events surrounded by votive candles, taper candles, and a lovely silk table runner. The charming chairs from Chairs With Character were adorned with delightful little wreaths from Query Events and Cleggraphy Designs decorated them with delicate ribbons to mark the place of each bridesmaid. Cleggraphy Designs also created the cutest invitations for this event filled with bold, berry colors and fun patterns. Can we get an invite to this dreamy brunch, please?! In addition, Cleggraphy Designs also adorned the precious present boxes crafted by Query Events with darling name tags. Throughout the brunch, the girls sipped on wine from Mitas Hill Vineyard, enjoyed delectable food from Gil’s Elegant Catering, and the always tempting cake from HoneyLove Cakery. Our mouths are watering and our sweet tooths are aching just looking at the enticing meal. Without the incredibly talented Dyan Kethley Photography, we wouldn’t be able to sit here and dream over this fanciful feast. Cheers to this dream team!


attire | Bella Bridesmaids, Bridal Boutique, Diane’s – A Bridal Boutique, & Stardust Celebrations

cake | HoneyLove Cakery

calligraphy + invitations | Cleggraphy Designs

catering | Gil’s Elegant Catering

design + florals | Query Events

farm table + wine barrel | The Olive Bench

hair + makeup | WZ Beauty Studio

plates, glassware & stemware | Posh Couture Rentals

photography | Dyan Kethley Photography

venue | Mitas Hill Vineyard

chairs | Chairs With Character

Bountiful Blooms from DFW Wedding Florists

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

In the all-new Fall/Winter 2016 issue, we teamed up with some of DFW’s most talented florists to bring you grand, bountiful bouquets! These larger than life bouquets captured by Ben Q. Photography at the stunning Clark Gardens completely stole our hearts! Perfectly complementing the lush bouquets and gorgeous gowns from Patsy’s A Bridal Boutique,  was beautiful hair + makeup from expert artist Jennifer Trotter of Lip Service Makeup. Our fabulous Brides of North Texas floral vendors truly outdid themselves with these daring, dreamy and lovely bouquets. This is perfect proof that sometimes bigger is in fact better! Cheers!


Hair + Makeup | Jennifer Trotter – Lip Service Makeup

Fashion | Patsy’s Bridal Boutique

Florals | Lush Couture FloralR Love Floral & EventsDr. Delphinium Designs & EventsSomething Pretty FloralVella NestMoss Floral Design, Donnie Brown Weddings + EventsPosh Floral DesignsStems of Dallas, & The Greenhouse 817.

Photography | Ben Q. Photography

Venue | Clark Gardens



Lush Couture Floral created a beautiful oblong and loose bouquet that was filled with many bold hues. This bouquet was inspired by Dutch Masters and truly portrayed that beauty with it eclectic nature.



R Love Floral and Events crafted a stunning bouquet full of burgundy, white and ivory tones. With its flowing ribbon, warm hues, and loose greenery, it’s the perfect fit for the natural fall and winter bride.



Dr. Delphinium Designs & Events created a cascading beauty filled with lush floral and unique textures. Inspired by the Victorian era, the bouquet was filled with hues of pink, ivory and blue. This daring bouquet was a true stunner!



Something Pretty Floral created the perfect bouquet for the bride looking for a girlie and feminine look. It is filled with shades of pink, pops of red and lush greens. Perfectly tying it all together, the flowing silk ribbon was a lovely touch.



Vella Nest created a dreamy, cascading bouquet that was filled with burgundy ranunculus, gorgeous garden roses and overflowing greens. The perfect ingredients for a head turning bouquet.



 Moss Floral Design created a bouquet filled with gorgeous hues of yellow, ivory, green, and white. The design of this bouquet was truly unique and would be perfect for those brides shoe are looking for a bold look.



Donnie Brown Weddings + Events arranged a dramatic and subtle bouquet that was filled with beautiful textures and soft hues. In the bouquet, you will see ranunculus, garden roses, grapes, and amaranthus…to name a few! This unique mixture is a show stopper!



 Posh Floral Designs crafted a gorgeous bouquet in an oval shape with trailing floral. This compact and lush bouquet is perfect for those classic brides who are looking to mix it up…just a little!



Stems of Dallas filled their bouquet to the brim with dramatic pops of floral and greens trailing up and out. With its golden hues, it reflected a stunning, rich sunset. Gigantic and gorgeous, what more could you ask for?



The Greenhouse 817 created a daring and dreamy bouquet. Filled with unexpected textures, greens and blooms this unique bouquet is perfect for the bride who dares to be different.






Old Hollywood Glam Bridals

Friday, March 18th, 2016

This beautiful bridal shoot, designed and styled by Gold Dust Vintage Rentals, took us back in time! We love simply love the Old Hollywood glam vibe. Gold Dust Vintage created a scene that perfectly portrayed that glamorous Old Hollywood look. Jennifer Trotter of Lip Service Makeup created and applied flawless makeup that gave this bride a timeless look. The accentuated lashes and bold lip truly catches our eye! The exquisite bridal gown was from Bridal Boutique of Lewisville and perfectly fit the theme. With all the details in place, Tracy Autem and Lightly Photography captured the scene beautifully, and made us feel like we were peeking back in time! Cheers to these beautiful bridals!


Brides of North Texas featured vendors

design and rentals | Gold Dust Vintage Rentals

makeup | Jennifer Trotter-Lip Service Makeup

attire | Bridal Boutique of Lewisville

photography | Tracy Autem and Lightly Photography

The Bee’s Knees Custom Design,  Events and Experiences, The Scottish Rite, Ingenue Hair Artistry, Lynn Films