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Behind the Boutique: Stanley Korshak Bridal

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Stunning wedding gowns splash the salon in white. Silk, organza, tulle and satin brush every wall. Jeweled belts and headpieces crown displays, and jewelry sparkles beneath glass countertops. Contemporary furniture and soft lighting create a comfortable yet chic atmosphere for thousands of North Texas brides looking to find the perfect wedding gown for their big day. Nestled in the stylish Uptown District of Dallas, Stanley Korshak Bridal is a local staple with an edge on the latest in bridal trends. The salon is also filled with a breath of fresh air thanks to a duo of industry experts at the helm. Meet owner Mackenzie Brittingham and buyer Christina Plumlee!

Photos // Kiss Me For Eternity Photography By Thisbe Grace & Co.

Behind the Boutique: Stanley Korshak Bridal

MacKenzie Brittingham purchased the salon two years ago and quickly began to bring new energy and talent to the salon. She hired well-known bridal professional Christina Plumlee in December 2017, which has evolved into a powerful partnership. Christina came from another high-end bridal salon in the Dallas area. The duo has kept longstanding hit designers like Vera Wang front and center while also bringing in popular new designers like Sareh Nouri and Gracy Accad.

Brides can expect to receive a truly personal experience with her own stylist. “Our team really listens. I think that’s so important,” Christina says. The salon has a wide variety of gowns for brides getting married on the beach to a cathedral wedding.

“My goal is to supply brides with the best from well-known designers while continually bringing in fresh new talent. This new buy for fall will make the salon the premier destination for savvy brides.” -Buyer and Manager Christina Plumlee

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MacKenzie fell in love with wedding gowns, mastering sketches that captivated brides and led her to starting her own design company that she still maintains to date inside Stanley Korshak Bridal. She has a passion for creating gorgeous couture evening and bridal gowns. Christina first got her knack for weddings while working with her husband doing wedding photography.

“I tried working in retail once and went to work opening new stores, but the satisfaction you get from helping making someone’s special day come to life cannot be duplicated. I have been a bridal buyer for the last 15 years. It was a natural fit after working with so many brides,” Christina says.

With inspiration at their fingertips, brides are becoming more informed and more adventurous in their search for the perfect gown. It’s that desire for the latest styles in bridal that pushes these two to keep pursuing bigger things. They’re averaging about a trunk show a month, luring new brides into their salon regularly. Brides, alongside their mothers and girlfriends, sip champagne while they take in the more than 300 designer gowns waiting to be tried on. Brides can purchase their gown and get their alterations done in-house by some of the top seamstresses in the market.

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“Our goal is to make the shopping experience something that the bride remembers the rest of her life and tells her friends about,” Christina says.

Christina and MacKenzie have plans to open new stores in other cities eventually, but for now are focused on continuing to grow the Dallas location. The new lines from markets in New York City, Milan, and Barcelona will begin occupying the store windows between August and October of this year.

“The new arrivals will change the face of the salon even more making this salon the destination for brides of the next decade,” Christina says.

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Modern Mid-Century Wedding Inspiration Captured by Catie Ann Photography

Monday, November 5th, 2018

The bright and punchy color combo featured in this modern mid-century wedding inspiration shoot has us swooning! Bold pinks paired with a gorgeous mustard come together for the most beautiful transition palette from summer to fall. Shot by Catie Ann Photography, gorgeous rentals from Top Tier Event Rentals + Staffing set the scene, while A Stylish Soiree provided stunning florals. Artspace111 served as such a unique backdrop for the day. Our bridesmaids looked flawless in colorful gowns from Bella Bridesmaids! Savor Patisserie and HD Liquid Catering presented an appetizing spread, full of delicious macarons and a tasty drink selection. For more Pinterest-worthy wedding inspo, be sure to sneak a peek at the latest issue of Brides of North Texas! Cheers!

Photos // Catie Ann Photography

Local Venue Spotlight: A venue with a vision, Artspace111 provides guests the opportunity to delight in a visual experience from the gallery space to the modern outdoor garden areas. Two sculpture gardens filled with trees and tons of greenery lend a unique touch to a typical outdoor wedding and offer the perfect backdrop to create a space with elements artistic and nature-filled!

Delicate Garden Wedding Inspiration Captured by Alba Rose Photography

Monday, September 24th, 2018

We are oh-so excited to share more stunning content with you, directly from the pages of our gorgeous new Fall/Winter 2018 issue of Brides of North Texas! Today, we’re highlighting this romantic, delicate garden wedding inspiration at Hidden Creek Events! Shot by Alba Rose Photography, beautiful rentals from Top Tier Event Rentals + Staffing along with bright blooms, courtesy of Out of the Garden, set an elegant tone for the day. Bella Bridesmaids provided the dreamiest pastel and floral-print bridesmaid dresses, while Grand Slam Glam worked their beauty magic with flawless hair and makeup. Delectable desserts from Dandelion Cheesecakes are nothing short of perfection! Keep scrolling for the wedding inspo of your dreams, and head over to our Pinterest page for even more ideas! Cheers!

Photos // Alba Rose Photography

Local Venue Spotlight: Located just 30 minutes east of Downtown Dallas, near Rockwall, and set among the lush trees and the roaming landscapes, Hidden Creek Events is a breathtaking setting within the city. When entering the rustic space, you’ll get a Texas feel with a touch of elegance. Whether your backdrop is the clearing within the trees, or the vintage-style barn, Hidden Creek boasts an open floor plan, lush gardens, beautiful vistas and natural landscapes perfect for any event!