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Metropolitan Design with a Contemporary Edge by Julep Events

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Julep Events hit it out of the park with this fabulously fierce metropolitan contemporary edge design. Captured by Cactus & Coast Photography and Joy Neville Photography & Films, this shoot is the perfect mix of modern metallics and vintage glam. The Statler served as an ultra-chic backdrop for the day, right in the heart of downtown Dallas. Coral Lane and Dirt Flowers added to the already gorgeous scene, offering the trendiest ghost chairs and an acrylic table along with beautiful blooms that truly brought the vision to life. Loft22 Cakes created the most unique geometric cake, incorporating a marbled aesthetic. Posing next to the most stylish ride from Fantom Coach Limo, our model bride is breathtaking in a V-neck, spaghetti strap gown from a&bé bridal shop. Jennifer Trotter of Lip Service Makeup provided gorgeous glam, while Bethany’s Letter Shop created streamlined invites using modern calligraphy that fit the theme with ease. Read on for a word from the planner herself, and don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest for even more stunning wedding inspo!

Photos // Cactus & Coast Photography

Video // Joy Neville Photography & Films

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From the planner, Ginny Greene of Julep Events: “I was really inspired by the idea of doing something glam, edgy and unexpected. The Statler was the perfect blend of simple and modern and lent itself perfectly to the overall feel of the shoot. We wanted to echo that blending of vintage and modern in our details and also incorporated some chrome and metallic elements in honor of Brides of North Texas’ tenth anniversary – traditionally the Tin Anniversary.”

Edgy Fine Art Fête Design by Maxwell + Gray

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

We really could not be more obsessed with this fun and flirty take on a stately mansion-inspired look! Maxwell + Gray pioneered a unique vision for this fine art fête inspired design, incorporating a bohemian style into the elegant and polished Rosewood Mansion on Turtle CreekR. Love Floral provided stunning blooms, including a breathtaking suspended arrangement of pampas grass and blush roses that gives the scene a more relaxed, organic feel. Just below sits a picture-perfect tabletop design courtesy of Top Tier Event Rentals + Staffing and Beautiful Event Rentals. Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery created a brushstroke cake so exquisite it’s almost too pretty to eat, while LaneLove Paper Co. crafted subtly chic invites featuring beautiful calligraphy and hints of pink to match the theme of the day. Our bohemian bride wowed in a V-neck A-line gown from a&bé bridal shop and flawless makeup from Etoilly Artistry, captured by Megan Kay Photography.

Keep scrolling for a word from the planner herself, and don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest for even more wedding inspo! Happy planning!

Photos // Megan Kay Photography

From the planner, Stacy Hillstead of Maxwell + Gray: “Our vision behind this shoot was to create an elegant mansion-inspired look but to push the envelope with it – to think outside the box through use of a bolder (almost bohemian) color palette, adding textures and playfulness in both the florals, tabletop, print and gown selections. We wanted to showcase the ability to create an elevated, romantic and yes, fine-art look, while allowing it to also feel approachable, playful and eclectic for all seasons.”

Romantic Woodland Grace Altar Design by House of Tales Events

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

We’re head over heels for this romantic woodland grace altar design by House of Tales Events! Soft pastel florals from Kate McLeod Studio in combination with acrylic rentals from Belle Decor give this scene a gorgeous modern elegance that we simply can’t get enough of. The Milestone – Aubrey was the most breathtaking setting, featuring 52 acres of Texas countryside. Expertly captured by Dyan Elizabeth Photography, our bride was a vision in two beautiful gowns courtesy of Stanley Korshak Bridal Salon. WZ Beauty Studio provided flawless glam, including a sleek and sophisticated low bun and natural makeup. Last, but certainly not least, Illustrated Weddings by Lola Lorena created the a unique invitation suite that mimicked the florals perfectly. Keep scrolling for the stunning images from this shoot, and make sure to follow us on Pinterest for even more fabulous inspiration! Cheers!

Photos // Dyan Elizabeth Photography

From the planner, Maya Jareou of House of Tales Events: “Woodland Grace was inspired by reveries of all things blue and lilac, which I think portray romance and elegance.”

Travel Through the Journey of Love with Heather Lane Events

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Oh darlings, let’s be adventurous, shall we?! Today, we’re taking a closer look at this gorgeously composed Journey of Love inspiration shoot from Heather Lane Events, shot by Rachel Elaine Photography. Top Tier Event Rentals + Staffing decked out The Joule Hotel with a stunning tabletop display surrounded by ghost chairs provided by Belle Decor. The artfully crafted presentation in punchy hues of sky blue and yellow features the most adorable travel inspired details. Menu and tags were made to look like vintage airline tickets thanks to Illustrated Weddings by Lola Lorena, and Bethany’s Letter Shop provided personalized calligraphy on the artful globes – the perfect nod to a couple in wanderlust! HoneyLove Cakery created a decadent five-tiered cake artfully textured in the vibrant hues of the scene. Bright blooms from Poppies and Peonies Design and linens courtesy of AM Linen Rental finished off the look.

Can we talk about this gown?! Our model bride is a knockout in a Cinderella-style ball gown from De Ma Fille with flawless hair and makeup by The Styling Stewardess. The Welcome Box put together the cutest favor box filled with delectable goodies! We especially loved the live painting provided by Julia McNally Fine Art & Live Event Painting. What a special and creative way to commemorate the biggest day of your life!

Read on for a word from the planner herself, and catch a behind-the-scenes look from the talented team at Co. N Films. If you’re anything like us, you’ll be utterly obsessed with this sweet and sophisticated shoot! For even more fabulous inspiration, follow us on Pinterest, and don’t forget to pick up your copy of our glossy new Spring/Summer 2019 issue.

Photos // Rachel Elaine Photography

Video // Co. N Films

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From the planner, Heather CoDay of Heather Lane Events: “Every couple I come across is embarking on the biggest journey they will ever take – marriage. When I considered world travel as my inspiration, I wanted to take the viewer back to their most memorable journey. Whether that was a destination or a time in their life that they will never forget, I wanted to bring the best of both worlds together.”

Contemporary Abstract Beauty Designed by Lindsey Zamora Events

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Another day, another fabulous editorial! Today, we’re taking a closer look at this ultra-chic contemporary abstract beauty inspiration shoot designed and styled by the oh-so talented Lindsey Zamora Events. Let’s be honest… what’s modern decor without acrylic furniture? Thankfully, Top Tier Event Rentals + Staffing provided us with the trendiest ghost chairs surrounding a perfectly pink tablescape (just the way we like it). Billie Ball & Co. created a gorgeous variety of tropics inpsired floral arrangements that adorned every aspect of the shoot, including a unique acrylic gold frame and bar back shelf from Beautiful Event Rentals. Shot by Ben Q. Photography and Co. N Films at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, this scene is the most stunning combination of modern simplicity and bold character. Stanley Korshak Bridal Salon supplied the gown of every girl’s dreams – just look at those flowing sheer sleeves! Our model bride’s look is nothing short of modern royalty with sleek and sophisticated glam from Brittany Jones BeautyIllustrated Weddings by Lola Lorena truly outdid themselves with this shoot. Aside from the cutest invitation suite, they also crafted a seating chart display and menus that fit the vision behind this fun day to a T. Scroll on for your daily dose of wedding inspo as well as a word from the planner herself! Cheers!

Photos // Ben Q. Photography

Video // Co. N Films

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From the planner, Lindsey Zamora of Lindsey Zamora Events: “In my personal life and work life, I am constantly drawn to clean lines and an overall modern aesthetic. Often times, in a modern environment there is so much negative space which gives your eye pause and allows one to see the beauty in a simple and uncluttered way. I wanted to create that environment with this editorial. I love the use of color in the design as well. I feel it is a bit unexpected but much appreciated.”

A Free-Spirited Fête by MK Event Boutique

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

This free-spirited féte decor design by MK Event Boutique is every boho-chic bride’s dream! Captured by the talented Brittany Clark Photography, the rustic walls of The White Sparrow Barn serve as the perfect backdrop to showcase stunning florals from 21 Parc Floral and Events, as well as a truly unique sitting area created by Coral Lane that we just can’t get enough of. POSH Couture Rentals crafted the most exquisite tablescape, featuring gorgeous china, elegant glassware and, of course, the trendiest ghost chairs! Our bride’s off-white, V-neck lace gown from the Bridal Boutique fully embodies the vision behind this one-of-a-kind shoot. Her look was completed with a tousled updo and a bold smokey eye from the team at WZ Beauty Studio. Hannah and Annie, the masterminds behind MK Event Boutique, are obsessed with a statement cake, and HoneyLove Cakery provided just that with the most unique hanging display.

Keep scrolling for more from MK Event Boutique, and make sure to order your copy of the Spring/Summer 2019 Bride’s of North Texas 10th anniversary issue! Happy planning!

Photos // Brittany Clark Photography

From the planners, Hannah Heres & Annie Edgar of MK Event Boutique: “Our design concept is centered around pampas grass… neutral, ambiguous, free-flowing and versatile. We decided to go more of the boho-chic plus elegance route… soft, romantic, bohemian, unique and delicate. Our main design focus is the tabletop, which is heavy in elevated and low lush floral and pampas grass with whimsical place settings and a draped soft chiffon runner that flowed onto the floor in dreamy pools of fabric. We are all about a statement take on the wedding cake, and the suspended cake from the teepee does just that. The teepee gives off the boho-chic feeling, paired with the elegant and romantic lounge area which tied everything together. This design concept couldn’t have been more dreamy!”

Gorgeous Dallas Arboretum Engagement Shoot from Deven Ashley Photography

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

Melanie and Auggie’s gorgeous Dallas Arboretum engagement shoot by Deven Ashley Photography comes before their vintage garden wedding in March of 2019! Featuring a romantic color palette of blush, gray, mauve and violet along with a Spanish guitarist, their big day is sure to be one for the books! Keep scrolling for the stunning images from the shoot, as well as their sweet story.

Photos // Deven Ashley Photography

December 25th, 2012, was the day it all started. Auggie and Melanie met on Christmas Day in Silver Spring, Maryland, during the movie Django! Melanie was sitting by herself in the perfect middle seat waiting for the movie to start, and Auggie (home for Christmas break) walked in with a group of his friends. There was only one seat open next to Melanie, and as soon as Auggie laid eyes on her, he stopped in his tracks and sat down, leaving all of his friends to fend for themselves. He eventually caught up with his friends, but not before asking Melanie to join them. Although appreciative, Melanie declined the invitation, but agreed to exchange numbers. Auggie returned to Missouri to finish his last year of school, and over the next year and a half the two remained close friends, talking every day despite the long distance. Eventually, their friendship blossomed into romance, and the rest is history!

From the bride: “Auggie proposed at Rockwall Harbor! It was my first day at my new job and he wanted to ‘take me out to dinner to celebrate’ at one of my favorite Mexican restaurants, Gloria’s. I knew immediately that something was up as we live near three Gloria’s locations, but we were driving about 45 minutes away to the Gloria’s in Rockwall. Once we got to the pier, he found the perfect spot along the water and began to propose. He also hired a photographer to capture the moment! I’ve always wanted an intimate proposal so it was wonderful taking in the moment during the sunset!”

Romantic Fall Rosewood Mansion Styled Shoot Captured by Ben Q. Photography

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

If you’ve been with us for a while, or even simply glanced through our gorgeous Fall/Winter 2018 issue, you know we love a clean look with a pop of color. This romantic fall Rosewood Mansion styled shoot is giving us just that, and we just can’t get enough! Beautiful Event Rentals and Root + Bloom Floral Design worked with an incredible team to create the dreamiest setting, featuring ultra-trendy ghost chairs and a stunning array of roses mixed with greenery. Shot by the talented Ben Q. Photography, the model bride is glowing in both an exquisitely beaded gown with a key-hole back and illusion neckline, as well as a full sweetheart ball gown, each courtesy of Bridal Boutique. Brittany Jones provided flawless hair and makeup, while Pink Champagne Paper Company created the most elegant invites. Keep scrolling for some seriously sweet wedding inspo, and don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest for even more ideas thanks to your shining North Texas creatives! Happy planning!

Photos // Ben Q. Photography

Wedding Video Inspiration from Your Talented North Texas Creatives

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

Today, we’re taking a closer look at what makes each of your talented North Texas videographers oh-so-unique! This list of creatives has cinematography down to a science, and we could not be more excited to share a few examples of their work with you. From the perfect, tear-jerking music, to the most artistically arranged story lines, you’re sure to find the ideal wedding video inspiration for you and your fiancé below.

Look out for even more wedding inspiration by following us on Pinterest, and make sure to pick up our latest Fall/Winter 2018 issue. Happy planning!

Bay Productions

Bay Productions is a husband and wife photo and video team, with a few other photographers and videographers alongside. With over 250 weddings under their belt, Bay Productions is well equipped to capture every type of wedding, as well as about 10 destination weddings a year! Their style is extremely creative, as they try to “wow” with every shot.

Reverent Wedding Films

Clay Vaughan started Reverent Wedding Films back in 2008. They’ve grown a lot over the years, but that doesn’t change the fact that they cherish every single client as if they were their very first. Their team of cinematographers and editors are dedicated to providing excellent work at an affordable cost without sacrificing integrity or creativity. They want to be the best in the field, and provide every bride with a once-in-a-lifetime experience. That’s why they’ve been able to enjoy the incredible honor of capturing hundreds of weddings, and gaining a rare amount of experience in this industry!

Co. N Films

Nat Turner created Co. N Films because of his deep passion for capturing life and telling stories. He takes a fine art approach to wedding films, and wants to capture the spirit of your big day and craft your story in to a meaningful and intimate film that will preserve the moments of your day for you to relive for years to come. His passion is in caring for your story, and capturing the details that make it.

Tyler + Lindsey

Tyler and Lindsey are a husband and wife team based out of Denton, Texas, where they met and fell in love. The couple has had the privilege of shooting over 100 weddings together. They’re adventurous in spirit, and are super passionate about working alongside each and every one of their couples as they prepare to join the married club.

Joy Neville Photography & Films

Joy Neville Photography & Films‘ style is creative storytelling that makes you happy. For most of your wedding day, their team will follow you around capturing the day as it’s happening. They believe there’s nothing that compares to getting real smiles, tears and emotions. They also believe that their overall joy is what sets them apart from others. Joy Neville Photography & Films knows how to love their clients while making them feel comfortable in front of the camera for memories that will last a lifetime!


Beyond is a turn-key production company that has fun with the details! Their professional crew knows how to take your event to the next level with lighting, audio-visual and cinematography. Their creative designers know no limit; no job is too big or too small, too tedious or too encompassing. They can transform a ballroom, revolutionize a backyard and create memories to last a lifetime. Their skilled team is the best in the industry – from lighting design and decor, to cinematography documentation and detailed editing.

Pharris Photography & Philms

Pharris Photography has built their photography business based on a love of capturing special moments. The married power duo behind the lens, Joshua and Kariss, each bring their unique stills to create brilliant photos. With Joshua being tech savvy and the go-to-guy for equipment, his expertise results in a perfect photo. Kariss, the other half of the duo, is a jack of all creative trades. Her creative visions come to life through the photos. With the perfect balance of personality and professionalism, Pharris Photos add their personable touch to your special day and capture those moments you will cherish forever.

Contemporary Elegance Wedding Design by Laning Photography

Friday, November 30th, 2018

Dramatic contrast and exquisite details characterize this stunning contemporary elegance wedding design styled shoot. Captured by Laning Photography, the Spanish-styled Chapel at Ana Villa served as a gorgeous backdrop for the day, offering the perfect amount of charm and sophistication. The model brides wowed in both a spaghetti-strap A-line gown, featuring intricate lace detail and a sweetheart neckline, as well as an illusion off-the-shoulder long sleeve sheath dress with beading detail that’s absolutely to-die-for! Tease to Please Hair & Makeup provided flawless glam to complete their looks. Night Owl Coffee Cart created the cutest outdoor focal point. We love the idea of offering your guests a cup of joe for a brunch wedding! Keep scrolling for the breathtaking imagery from this shoot, and find even more inspiration within the pages of our latest Fall/Winter 2018 issue. Cheers!

Photos // Laning Photography