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North Texas Rehearsal Dinner Hotspot Locales

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

What better way to kick off your wedding weekend than with an amazing dinner for your guests at one of the best restaurants in North Texas? Picking the right cuisine and perfect locale for your rehearsal dinner may seem like quite the task, but we hope to make it easier by sharing the inside scoop on a few fabulous places! Whether it’s a perfect steak you’re craving, the freshest seafood around or farm fresh local fare, you can’t go wrong with any of these picks!

El Fenix – El Fenix is a Dallas landmark and one of the forefathers of Tex-Mex cuisine, featuring world famous enchiladas and award-winning margaritas! Their rooftop patio offers scenic views of Downtown Dallas and the perfect backdrop for any wedding or rehearsal party. Private and semi-private dining accommodations vary by the 20 different DFW locations.

Bonnell’s Restaurant Group – Bonnell’s Restaurant Group specializes in creating memorable wedding receptions, impressive corporate gatherings and elegant parties in Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond. All of their dishes are created by award-winning and nationally-recognized chef, Jon Bonnell. Bonnell’s is uniquely qualified to fulfill any and all of your catering needs. With a team of classically trained chefs and a whole crew of culinary professionals on staff, the menu possibilities are endless. We welcome the opportunity to create the perfect custom menu for your special occasion.


Prive by Westin Galleria – For the first time ever, patrons of The Second Floor at The Westin Galleria Dallas can enjoy their own private dining room. Prive, which is French for “private,” can hold up to 80 guests for private parties, corporate meeting and events.

Abacus – From the initial menu planning and venue selection to your guests’ last goodbye, Abacus’ superior chefs and servers never miss a cue or forget a step. Most importantly, the entire team never forgets the reason you and your guests are here – to celebrate, honor or come together. Be as relaxed and casual or as sophisticated 5-star as you like. The private dining managers are masters of orchestrating all types of events from intimate gatherings for a few to full-blown parties for over a hundred. Each restaurant offers a variety of exclusive, private and semi-private dining rooms, one of which is sure to meet your party’s size and personality.

Blue Mesa Southwest Grill – This hot locale loves to throw a party and are good at it! Menus are designed for your party needs, and the service staff knows how to make your event a seamless affair. The team does all the work from beginning to end, allowing you to be free with your guests. Private rooms at the restaurant are set up for your business or social event.

The Kitchen at 6130 – Check out Dallas’ premier private event venue. Called The Kitchen at 6130, the comfortably elegant setting is well-equipped to host both social and business outings, including holiday parties, corporate events and receptions. From fresh and flavorful food to stylish décor, The Kitchen at 6130 will handle all the details so guests can enjoy their events stress-free. With a restaurant setting and full service bar, the versatile space can be customized to accommodate seated dinners, cocktail parties and intimate celebrations.

Mesa Maya – Experience a culinary adventure into the fresh, bold and earthy flavors of authentic interior Mexico and the Yucatan. Two Dallas locations, including Downtown Dallas in the historic Luna Tortilla Factory building. The restaurant was also awarded 12 Most Delicious Places to Take Out-of-Towners. With a spacious patio courtyard and exotic award-winning margaritas, your guests will love this fun and tasty venue.

Billy Bob’s Texas – All of the private rooms and meeting spaces are available for rent and can be modified to accommodate any special event. The private rooms are equipped with a bar, audio/visual connections and WI-FI. Dress it up or dress it down, either way Billy Bob’s can provide the perfect atmosphere for your meeting or party! Take advantage of the full service catering options that can provide hors devours and complete meals for your guests. No party is too big or too small –Billy Bob’s goes the extra mile to ensure your occasion is a success.


Vestals Catering –At Vestals, the staff is devoted to the beauty of the bountiful table. They believe that the table is an opportunity to slow down, connect with others and share delicious food and choice wine. The team is devoted to using the best products available, and thus buy seasonally, support locally and stand behind what they put on your table. Outstanding food begins with great ingredients prepared with precision, love and devotion.

Jasper’s – Looking for a great location to host a rehearsal dinner? Jasper’s is sheer perfection. When choosing a rehearsal dinner venue, you want to make sure it sets the perfect stage for your wedding ceremony and festivities. Jasper’s features two private and one semi-private spaces. Delicious American dishes such as wood grilled tenderloin and rotisserie chicken join an exceptional wine list ideal for couples seeking to impress foodie friends.

Locale in Bloom – Nylo Las Colinas with Dr. Delphinium Designs + Events

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Meggie Taylor Photography

Decked out by Dr. Delphinium Designs + Events, this lush locale is fit for a bride with edge. We love the way the industrial interior of the Nylo Las Colinas was transformed with white blooms and the perfect mix of geometric elements and organic patterns. Posh Couture Rentals provided the rentals that added modern flair to the scenes designed by Dr. Delphinium. With incredibly unique vignettes, the Nylo Las Colinas is the perfect space for weddings. Imagine a sweet, intimate ceremony atop their private rooftop and the perfect receiving area for a chic cocktail hour before your grand entrance as Mr. and Mrs. No detail was left unattended by this team, and the theme of lush greens mixed with white blooms was carried throughout. Between the champagne tower table, ceremony scene and tablescape design, this team of North Texas wedding pros truly brought this vision to life. Captured by Meggie Taylor Photography, this shoot is one for the books. We know you’ll love it just as much as we do!


venue | Nylo Las Colinas

florals + styling | Dr. Delphinium Designs + Events

rentals | Posh Couture Rentals

photography | Meggie Taylor Photography

Dove Ridge Vineyard Grand Opening Event

Friday, February 17th, 2017


Mark your calendars! Dove Ridge Vineyards will be officially opening their doors on Sunday, March 26th from 5:00 to 8:30 pm. Join this new venue for food, drinks and fireworks as they toast to their grand opening! To gather more information on the event, call 817.444.8172 or email Janan@doveridgevineyard.com. Cheers!

Meet the Mag Creatives: North Texas Caterers

Friday, February 10th, 2017


If you’re reading this delicious blog on an empty stomach – you’re in the right spot. These incredible North Texas wedding caterers have everything covered from sweet to savory. Their top-notch flavor combinations will have you and your guests over the moon! Feast your eyes on the best of the best. Enjoy!

To see more from these full editorials, you can see the full online version of the magazine here!


Beyond the Box Catering

Beyond the Box Catering is a full-service catering and event company servicing the DFW area since 2004. They specialize in corporate catering, weddings and special events of all sizes. Beyond the Box Catering is proud to deliver a “complete service” guarantee to their guests and clients. In addition to food and beverage, Beyond the Box offers professional staffing, chairs, tables, linens and event rentals to make your experience simple and efficient.

Kevin + Stephanie Photography | Nuvo Room


El Fenix

El Fenix is a Dallas landmark and one of the forefathers of Tex-Mex cuisine, featuring world famous enchiladas and award-winning margaritas! Their rooftop patio offers scenic views of Downtown Dallas and the perfect backdrop for any wedding or rehearsal party. El Fenix has over 20 DFW locations with options for private and semi-private dining accommodations varying by location.

Kevin + Stephanie Photography | Nuvo Room


Meso Maya

Experience a culinary adventure into the fresh, bold and earthy flavors of authentic interior Mexico and the Yucatan. With two Dallas locations, including Downtown Dallas in the historic Luna Tortilla Factory building, Meso Maya was voted ‘Best in DFW: 12 Most Delicious Places to Take Out-of-Towners.’ Meso Maya also offers a spacious patio courtyard and  exotic, award-winning margaritas.


Culinary Art Catering

Culinary Art Catering is a full service, award winning Dallas catering company that offers extraordinary design, taste and service for all types of events. Their catering company has been catering in Dallas and surrounding areas for over eighteen years. They provide catering services for all your bridal and wedding related events including bridal showers, bridesmaid luncheons, engagement parties, wedding receptions and more.

Ben Q. Photography | Verona Villa | Events by Jade


Vestals Catering

Vestals Catering started small creating elegant but intimate backyard suppers, filling their own homes with seasonal delights for passionate Epicureans. As their vision grew, Vestals Catering never lost their unique spirit of personal and trustworthy service with a professional touch. They are inspired by every ingredient, creating memorable moments and meals that guests will want to savor for years to come.

Charla Storey Photography | Coral Lane | Jen Rios Weddings | Moss Floral Design | Aristide – Flower Mound


SMU Catering

SMU Catering is a full service premier caterer located in the heart of Dallas. When they create Art for the Table, they deliver culinary creations with outstanding service to make your event a masterpiece. Their team of specialists will design a memorable event tailored to your budget and needs – one that is sure to impress. Everything from boxed lunches for a few to an elaborate gala for many, let SMU Catering handle all of your culinary needs.

Jessica Quadra Photography | Sixty Five Hundred


City Club

The beauty of City Club spaces is the renowned cuisine and the confidence of working with a well-versed team of wedding specialists who anticipate the unexpected and make every detail a personal mission. You will have the freedom to be fully in the moment while City Club takes care of the rest.

Jessica Quadra Photography | Sixty Five Hundred


Bonnell’s Restaurant Group

Bonnell’s Catering specializes in creating memorable wedding receptions, impressive corporate gatherings, and elegant parties in Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond. All of their dishes are created by award-winning and nationally-recognized chef, Jon Bonnell. Bonnell’s is uniquely qualified to fulfill any and all of your catering needs. With a team of classically trained chefs and a whole crew of culinary professionals on staff, the menu possibilities are endless.

Kevin + Stephanie Photography | Nuvo Room


Gil’s Elegant Catering

Gil’s Elegant Catering has been providing the very best in catering services for private and social events in the DFW Metroplex for almost 30 years. All of the staff members are dedicated to flawless service and execution at your special event. Gil’s Elegant Catering uses the highest quality and freshest products available from our local farming communities and actively supports the “Go Texan” initiative. They are committed to making your event a once in a lifetime memory for you and your guests.

Embrace the Day Events | Andrea Elizabeth Photography | Gather in Downtown McKinney


HD Liquid Catering

HD Liquid Catering is a full service beverage catering company serving the Dallas/Fort Worth area specializing in weddings and events. We offer cash and hosted bar services for special events and private parties of any size. Their team has over 20 years experience in the special event beverage industry and would love to be the bar caterer for your upcoming event.

Kevin + Stephanie Photography | Nuvo Room


Lil Bits Mini Donuts

Nancy Dee and Lil Bits Mini Donuts want to make your special event a one of a kind experience. Nothing is as comforting as a warm mini donut and a great cup of coffee. They are also now serving cold brew iced coffee along with the traditional hot coffee beverages.

Embrace the Day Events | Andrea Elizabeth Photography | Gather in Downtown McKinney


The Ashton Depot Catering + Events

Known for bringing a distinctive flair to every dish with a focus on creating fresh, authentic cuisine colored by different international traditions, Chef Cesar Gallegos says, “It’s in the details that real flavors come out. Your style is defined by the risks you take and the flavors you invent.” Chef Gallegos has been recognized at both the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction and the Texas legislator’s event for “Best Food and Chef Station.” With more than 15 years of experience in upscale resort and hotel foodservice venues, Gallegos is well-equipped to delight guests at The Ashton Depot Catering + Events. His positions and responsibilities have varied throughout his years in the industry and Gallegos is committed to an outstanding fine-dining experience in any environment.

Kevin + Stephanie Photography | Nuvo Room


Macklin’s Catering Co. 

Since 1997, Macklin’s Catering Co. has provided clients superior service in their their daily and special event catering needs. Macklin’s Catering Co. separates itself from other catering experiences through the exceptional quality and consistency of its food and of its people. They are proud to offer a custom, client-focused experience each and every time. They will help you create a memorable event that will delight your guests and exceed your expectations.

Kevin + Stephanie Photography | Nuvo Room


Kent Rathbun Catering

Perfect is how Kent Rathbun Catering wants their weddings to be. Every detail is important, the food is often what your friends and family enjoy and remember. Maybe you’ve known what you’d like served at your wedding for years. Or maybe you want suggestions that’ll be a surefire hit with your guests. Perhaps you’re looking for light or heavy hors d’oeuvres, specialty stations, a set buffet or seated dinner menu or perhaps you have a few off-the-menu ideas of your own. With Kent Rathbun Catering, you have the flexibility to create the perfect wedding menu and the talented team, hired by an “Iron Chef America” winner, to pull it off seamlessly.

Kevin + Stephanie Photography | Nuvo Room

Meet the Mag Creatives: North Texas Rental Companies

Monday, February 6th, 2017


Our Meet the Mag Creatives blog series is in full swing! We’ve loved taking a closer look at the North Texas wedding vendors that bring dreams to reality, and today we’re diving into our incredible rental companies. With so much to choose from, representing any and all styles, these vendors have got you covered for all your rental needs. Enjoy!

To see more from these full editorials, you can see the full online version of the magazine here!


Propmaker Luxury Event Rentals

Propmaker is a new kind of event rentals company. Their catalog includes a full selection of luxury lounge furniture, custom architectural pieces, bars and stage facades, rugs, party lighting, accessories, greenery and tablescape elements. Propmaker stands out with sophistication, selection and a whole lot of whimsy.

Trisha Kay Photography | Shannon Rose Events | Brik Venue


Vintage Sparkle Rentals 

For Vintage Sparkle Rentals + Styling, it’s not about collecting things… it’s about collecting memories from the past and transforming them to tell a new story. With an eye for all things rustic and vintage, they’ve curated an expansive inventory of truly special pieces that are all available to enhance any event.

Courtney Hanson Photography | Hickory Street Annex | Cloud Creative Events


The Color Condition

The Color Condition is an installation collaboration and experiment between Sunny Sliger and Marianne Newsom. The two met through their association with The Shamrock Studios in Dallas, Texas. They were inspired in 2010 to join their efforts by a mutual love of color, pattern and movement. They are drawn to repetition, patternization, color and wind in its natural motion and will truly make any environment unforgettable!

Brik Venue | Jennifer Trotter – Lip Service Makeup | Cristina Wisner Photography


Top Tier Staffing and Event Rentals

Top Tier Staffing and Event Rentals strives to provide the highest level of product for each and every event they service. From chiavari chairs to luxury china, crystal glassware and built to order custom pieces, their unique and well maintained event rentals will make any event you’re planning complete. Top Tier’s top of the line collection of event rentals has the versatility to deliver an event that exceeds your expectations.

A Stylish Soriee | Cristina Wisner Photography


POSH Couture Rentals

POSH Couture Rentals specializes in luxury event rentals in Texas and beyond. POSH carries collections of carefully paired china, flatware and glassware that can accommodate all of your needs. From basic catering to chic collections offering a unique touch for your wedding, POSH has the ability to work with any budget to provide extraordinary designs that are worthy of your big day.

Nylo Las Colinas | Dr. Delphinium Designs + Events | Meggie Taylor Photography


Chanticleer Wedding Art

An industry first! 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. They also offer signage and props with an artist’s touch. Contact Linda for more information!

Joseph Mark Photography | Haute Sweets Patisserie


316 Design Source

No matter the question, the answer is yes for our brides at 316 Design Source! Our team specializes in a stress-free experience from start to finish. Each bride will receive a custom service package custom to fit her needs including planning, production, rentals and design.

Jessica Quadra Photography | W Dallas – Victory Hotel


Gold Dust Vintage

Gold Dust Vintage is a rental, styling and planning company owned by sisters that serve the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex and beyond. They love finding one-of-a-kind pieces to use for events, weddings, parties, photo sessions and more! They would love to plan and style your event with their inventory of unique rentals! From glittery glam to Southern charm – all types of soirees make their hearts pitter patter.

Kylie Crump Photography | Flourish Floral Design Studio | Leann’s Bridal | Stonebriar Country Club | Randee Strand Artistry

Coral Lane

Coral Lane started out as an exciting business venture between two best friends who have a passion for styling some of life’s most memorable moments. Once they began to grow their collection, they soon realized that other individuals have the same desire to have unique furniture pieces for photography, weddings and other special events. They enjoy creating unforgettable settings with vintage, specialty and eclectic rental items. Finding those irreplaceable pieces that are ingrained in life’s most precious memories is the foundation in which Coral Lane was built upon.

Ben Q. Photography | Events by Jade | Petals Couture | Verona Villa

Beautiful Event Rentals

Beautiful Event Rentals is a family-owned DFW wedding rentals business that was established in 2012 to fill the void in distinctive wedding décor. Brides wanted a memorable event design to help express their personal style and Beautiful Event Rentals sourced the unique items they were looking for. With one-of-a-kind décor pieces, the team helps create a bespoke wedding experience you (and your guests) will remember for a lifetime.

Embrace the Day Events | Andrea Elizabeth Photography | Posh Couture Rentals | Gather in Downtown McKinney 

Join us at the Denton Bridal Show!

Monday, January 9th, 2017


The Denton Bridal Show 2017 features the best vendors in and around Denton County from venues to florists, DJs, photographers, officiants, event rentals, caterers, and so much more. Join us on January 14 at Texas Woman’s University’s – Hubbard Hall (1600 N. Bell Ave. Denton, Tx 76204) from 10 AM – 4 PM. There will be tons of raffle prizes ($10 each), free valet parking, a live fashion show at 1:00 p.m., and so much more! Don’t miss this opportunity to see these amazing wedding pros all in one place at Denton’s premiere Bridal Event! To register for the event and for parking information, visit www.dentonbridalshow.com/attendee-registration and follow @dentonbridalshow on Instagram for all of the latest updates! Cheers!

A Wedding Cake for Every Style of North Texas Bride

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

With so many options and such talented DFW cake artists, it can be tough to choose what direction to take with your wedding cake. Instead of stressing about the possibilities, take a look at some of our favorite cakes from DFW’s best bakers for different brides’ styles. You’re sure to find one you love!


For the Florally Inspired Bride: These cascading florals make an organic, over-the-top statement and will carry a floral theme throughout your wedding day details.

C. Marie’s Sweets Bakery | Convey Studios


For the Playful Bride: Using bold colors and patterns is a great way to work your fun personality into the mix.

Tart Bakery | Celina Gomez Photography


For the Trendy Bride: Too many trends you love? Why not work them all into a cake! We love the way this cake is all things organic, ombre, and even has gold foil incorporated into these trendy tiers!

Jenny Lane Bakery | Stephanie Brazzle Photography


For the Miniature Inspired Bride: Using mini cakes is a great way to share the sweets in passable portions. We love this small scale sweet by Haute Sweets Patisserie!

Haute Sweets Patisserie


For the Indecisive Bride: Mixing textures and patterns is a fun way to come up with your dream cake without sacrificing any of your favorite trends. Try experimenting with different tier shapes and icing techniques to really wow your guests!

Frosted Pink Cake Company | Kylie Crump Photography


For the Monochromatic Bride: Is your wedding inspired by just one color? Or do you just prefer to keep things simple? Sticking to a single color is the perfect way to keep your theme alive.

Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery


For the Nontraditional Bride: Not sure you want to serve traditional cake at your wedding? Macarons are the perfect cake substitute, and can be designed with so many options and flavors!

Hopeful Hearth Baking Company


For the Colorful Bride: Watercolor cakes are a fun way to incorporate several colors into your wedding cake! We especially love the gold elements in this cake by Loft 22 Cakes!

Loft 22 Cakes

Custom Catering with Macklin’s Catering Co.

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016


With nearly 20 years under their belts, Macklin’s Catering Company excels in creative custom catering options and exceptional quality. Macklin’s Catering Company is a full service catering company specializing in providing spectacular cuisine for any occasion. Whether you are planning a bridal luncheon or an extravagant black tie affair, their culinary team will help you create a memorable event that will delight your guests and set the mood for your event! Macklin’s Catering offers full service staff, certified bartenders and provides the ultimate finishing touch to any celebration. Specializing in spectacular custom and seasonal menus, the experts at Macklin’s Catering have you covered on your big day!

Photos courtesy of Macklin’s Catering




Luxe Locations: The Mopac Event Center in Fort Worth

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Photography by Lions Heart Image

Nestled in the heart of Fort Worth, The Mopac Event Center is the perfect combination of rustic and industrial. Named after its central location adjacent to the former Missouri Pacific Railroad, The Mopac presents a convenient location for every special occasion. Both indoor and outdoor spaces provide maximum functionality for events of every size, and the space itself is a blank canvas for the bride to create her perfect wedding vision. The sky is the limit with this luxe location, and we hope you love it as much as we do! Schedule your tour today!

Film Fave: Turquoise Video Productions

Friday, May 20th, 2016


This video by Turquoise Video Productions had us both laughing and tearing up! We are so happy for this precious couple and wish them all the best. You can totally tell how much Greg loves his new wife, Laura, right before they share their first kiss as husband and wife. He was literally bouncing on his heels! Cheers to the newlyweds!