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Tips for Creating a Wedding Dessert Bar for a Dallas Event

Monday, April 11th, 2022

Looking to create a wedding dessert bar that’s far from boring? You simply can’t go wrong by working with any of our preferred North Texas dessert vendors that truly take the cake! We’ve got you covered with our handy guide to the best specialty dessert vendors in the DFW area to help your wedding dessert bar dreams come true, plus everything a couple needs to know to build the best wedding dessert bar! Whether pairing with wedding cake for a decadent duo or opting for a wedding dessert bar instead of cake, these vendors really know how to lay out a full spread. Peruse sweets to suit your mood down below!

 

wedding dessert bar

Macarons: Savor Patisserie | Photo: Kelsey LaNae Photography | Floral: Root + Bloom Floral Design

 

Wedding Dessert Bar Ideas

When lining out the elements of your wedding dessert table or dessert bar, it’s a no brainer that choosing desserts your crowd will love is sure to break the ice at any party! Wow your guests with a whimsical macaron tower from Savor Patisserie, rich bite-size gourmet truffles from Sweet Joy Bites, display the cutest mini pies from Batch Bakery and Emporium Pies, or hit up Girls Who Twirl Cotton Candy to have cotton candy treats made live during your party as well as optional yummy popcorn bar add-ons. Beyond the sweets, you can’t go wrong hyping your guests up on arrival with a surprise coffee cart! Our three local faves are Olive Coffee Cart, Nightowl Coffee, and Tierra A Taza Coffee Cart.

 

mini pies

Mini Pies: Batch Bakery | Photo: Catie Ann Photography

 

Mini Desserts for Weddings

The cutest way to spruce up a dessert table for wedding use is by offering guests a wide variety of mini desserts! This way, everyone can likely find something they love. And your guests will be obsessed with the fact that they can sample small amounts to try new things! Mini desserts for weddings come in all forms these days, but some our favorites include miniature and full-sized pies, cake pops, cupcakes, brigadeiros, macarons and more. Explore all the options when it comes to mini desserts for weddings here.

 

wedding dessert catering

Cotton Candy Station: Girls Who Twirl Cotton Candy | Photo: Marissa Merritt Photography

 

Wedding Dessert Catering

Most wedding dessert vendors deliver your goodies for the wedding day and then head out, letting you arrange your sweets how you’d like for a wedding dessert bar. If an attended station was more your vision for wedding dessert catering, we recommend an edible experience like Girls Who Twirl Cotton Candy, who offer a range of sweets including gourmet cotton candy that is organic, certified vegan and gluten-free, as well as a popcorn bar consisting of six gourmet flavors of gluten-free air-popped popcorn. And, if you want to add a caffeine corner to your wedding scene, we recommend putting Olive Coffee Cart, Nightowl Coffee, 0r Tierra A Taza Coffee Cart on the job.

 

Cake jars and cupcakes

Cupcakes & Cake Jars: LiLi’s Bespoke Sweets

 

Best Dessert in Dallas

Looking to try before the big day? Find vendors located near you.

 

Best Dessert in Forth Worth

Taste a treat from these dessert vendors near you!

 

rehearsal dinner dessert

Cake Balls: Sugar Bee Sweets | Photos: Avery Earl Photography

 

Dessert for Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

Choosing your dessert for wedding rehearsal dinner guests should be simple, since the big shebang will be happening soon-after and is sure to be full of sweets (and maybe even a wedding dessert bar). Stick to classic favorites like cookies emblazoned with you and your partner’s initials, irresistibly smooth brigadeiros, cake popsicles or classy and light macarons for a rehearsal lunch dessert. Then, relax and soak in the fact that you are about to be married to the love of your life – the sweetest treat of them all!

 

Brigadeiros: Sweet Joy Bites


Be sure to visit the vendors who created the delicious wedding dessert bar selections above at their vendor profiles for info on how to make your big day even sweeter. Cheers!

Elegant DFW Wedding Venues with a Classic Texas Flair

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

If your wedding venue dreams include something straight out of a storybook Texas tale, we’ve helped narrow your search in our latest venue guide, this time taking a look at elegant DFW wedding venues with a classic Texas flair! From rolling hill backdrops to classic, ranch-like spaces, DFW has many amazing choices to assess, all waiting for your ideas to come to life. Check out our picks here below and be sure to check out each venue’s site for further information on booking your own elegant Texas affair!

 

The Orchard Wedding Venue

 

The Orchard

This wedding venue is 7,000 square feet of open meeting space with a built in bar and outdoor plaza with fireplace. The Reception Hall can accommodate 400 guests while the newest addition to The Orchard property is the Pavilion. This open-air pavilion sits just inside The Orchard’s entrance amidst hundreds of oak trees and is perfect for smaller weddings. The large rock-stack fireplace and stunning view of the property create an experience that you and your guests will never forget! 

Photos // The Lockharts

 

Chandon Arbors

 

Chandon Arbors

Located in Keller, TX, Chandon Arbors is a new rustic, modern, and elegant wedding & event venue. With an option of indoor or outdoor ceremony space, this could be your place! Both spaces sit on three private acres in Old Town Keller which is conveniently located 15 miles west of DFW Airport. The outdoor amenities include two patios, a covered pavilion, two fireplaces and a multi-colored waterfall. As an added bonus, Chandon Arbors is home to a spacious grooms suite and beautiful bridal suite. It is the ideal venue for any contemporary couple!

Photo // Anna Starkweather Photography

 

Magnolia Grace Ranch wedding venue

 

Magnolia Grace Ranch

Where modern and industrial meet farmhouse charm! Magnolia Grace Ranch is perfect for winter and summer weddings. Enjoy the climate controlled barn or 15 acres  of beautiful open land. The white walls and ample natural light let you customize the space to fit you and your wedding seamlessly. Not only is this rustic venue stunning, it’s also conveniently located near DFW! You’re guaranteed to fall in love with their modern and rustic feel!

Photo // Roaming Wild Photography

 

Stonebridge Ranch Country Club wedding venue

 

Stonebridge Ranch Country Club

Stonebridge Ranch Country Club, with a beautiful lakeside and golf course setting offers two clubhouse venues, each with distinctly different layout options and overall décor and both can host indoor or outdoor wedding ceremonies. Event amenities include a private bridal suite, choice of linens, traditional wedding cake, house centerpieces, cake cutting and four hours of event time, plus set-up and break down times. With custom menus, event bartenders, a day-of planner and so much more also available at Stonebridge Ranch, your wedding options are endless. The beautiful Stonebridge Clubhouse can accommodate up to 180 guests while the Ranch Clubhouse holds up to 200.

Photos // Carsyn Craytor Photography

 

Elegant DFW Wedding Venues with a Classic Texas Flair

 

Aristide | Flower Mound

A top rated DFW area venue, the Flower Mound location of the highly sought-after venue truly embraces all things Texas nature with ample outdoor areas to host your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception with a picture perfect backdrop. With the ability to accommodate up to 160 people, customization of the beautiful property space will allow your guests to be able to take in all areas of this gorgeous venue!

 

 

Wildwood Inn

This picturesque boutique hotel and venue brings the best of southern charm with a European twist all in one stunning property! Featuring stunning architecture and design details like cozy fireplaces, french doors and perfectly manicured gardens, this spot is ideal for small-medium sized weddings with accommodation options for up to 120 people. With 14 luxe guest suites, this venue is ideal for hosting your wedding party for the weekend and giving your out-of-town guests a real Texas treat!

 

The Station McKinney Wedding Venue

 

The Station

Did someone say industrial farmhouse? The only answer you should have is The Station! Located in historic downtown McKinney, The Station is a mixture of salvaged and industrial modern materials. Their shiplap walls, black concrete countertops, iron fixtures, and roll up garage door pop perfectly against the bright white walls of the event space, making for the most picturesque industrial venue! A wedding full of vintage and industrial charm needs to be here!

Photo // Wilder Love Co

 

Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park wedding

 

Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park

Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park is a modern, lavish and chic hotel venue that is a sure place for any large wedding day! Their grand ballroom, with space for up to 600 guests, is the finest location for any wedding style and theme. Complete with plenty of windows for ample natural light and gorgeous views of the city, there’s not much Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park doesn’t offer. This wedding venue is a simple choice for choosing where to bring your fairytale wedding to life!

Photo // Kate Panza Photography

 

the empire room wedding venue

 

The Empire Room

With ample indoor and outdoor space for entertaining your wedding guests, The Empire Room provides you with a clean space that you can mold to be whatever you would like. The Empire Room is located in the Design District of Dallas, which will provide your wedding guests with a trendy, modern vibe as they are celebrating your special day.

Photo // Alba Rose Photography


See our complete list of local DFW are wedding venues here!

Picture Perfect Industrial Style North Texas Wedding Venues

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

With a mile-long list of fabulous North Texas wedding venues, choosing the perfect space for your big day can be nothing short of a task. The rise of modern, industrial spaces is prevalent across the wedding industry, and the Dallas-Fort Worth area proves itself as a key player with ample venues to perfectly suit this style! We’ve rounded up a list of 1sts 6 picture-perfect industrial style North Texas wedding venues to help you check out some what area has to offer. Scroll through and be sure to click through to your favorites for more details!

 

12 Picture Perfect Industrial Style North Texas Wedding Venues

Photo: Allen Tsai Photography

 

Trinity River Audubon Center

With incredible natural light, stunning architectural pieces, a forest backdrop and a field full of wildflowers, the Trinity River Audubon Center combines every good thing about industrial style and the outdoors into one gorgeous venue. Full of floor-to-ceiling windows, your big day will not lack in natural light or some of the best views around, making your day feel light, airy, and perfectly outdoorsy indoors. There’s no need to choose between having an outdoor ceremony surrounded by their breathtaking prairie setting or an indoor modern-industrial affair, because this venue gives you both with multiple outdoor and indoor spaces! The Trinity River Audubon Center is truly a picture-perfect venue for your dream industrial wedding!

 

 

 

the ostreum dallas wedding venue

Photo: Matt Allen

 

The Ostreum

Industrial style lovers, this is THE wedding venue for you! The Ostreum is a hidden pearl inside an industrial warehouse in Fort Worth. The exposed beams throughout and the unique light fixtures add speakeasy flair to the space. Full of modern architecture and tons of charm, the Ostreum is an easy choice when choosing where to have your industrial wedding dream!

 

 

 

artspace111 industrial wedding venue

Photo: Grant Daniels

 

Artspace111

Set inside an industrial-like Fort Worth art gallery, Artspace111 is an ideal venue for an intimate wedding amidst two of the property’s unique sculpture gardens. An indoor gallery creates an interesting backdrop for a seated dinner or cocktail hour where guests can enjoy viewing the gallery’s newest collections and installations with bites and beverages crafted by one of the venue’s great catering options!

 

 

 

brik wedding venue

Photo: Charla Storey

 

BRIK Venue

White brick walls contrasted by dark wood floors give this industrial event space a more feminine and softer look, perfect for the bride who wants a look full of romance with a bit of an edge. With two levels, a quaint courtyard accessible from both levels and a private back porch area, a customizable flow for your wedding is easily achieved at BRIK Venue!

 

 

 

Photo: Allen Tsai Photography

 

Monroe Pearson

Designed with an industrial speakeasy in mind, Monroe Pearson has a large space with enticing photo-worthy details like exposed brick, Edison bulb chandeliers and multiple rooms to accommodate up to 350 guests. Wedding packages are customizable to suit your needs, but all include a free two-hour portrait session, string lights, tables, chairs and linens and use of on-site suites for getting ready.

 

 

 

Photo: Apryl Ann Photography

 

The Empire Room

With ample indoor and outdoor space for entertaining your wedding guests, The Empire Room provides you with a clean space that you can mold to be whatever you would like. The Empire Room is located in the Design District of Dallas, which will provide your wedding guests with a trendy, modern vibe as they are celebrating your special day.

 

 

 

Chatelet by bluelofts

Photo: Kelsey Lanae Photography

 

Chatelet by Bluelofts

A modern, historic wedding and event venue nestled between Downtown Dallas and the historic Bishop Arts District, Chatelet by Bluelofts offers vignettes of every style for any couple. Get married in the industrial style Chatelet Hall complete with stained glass windows with a cocktail hour on the venue’s outdoor deck, or opt for a more intimate affair in the cozy boardroom.

 

 

 

chapel at ana villa
Photo: Stephanie Brazzle Photography

Chapel at Ana Villa | La Cava & Grand Ballroom

Accommodating 275 guests, the Spanish-style chapel creates the perfect backdrop for your wedding. Designed with a beautiful staircase, wall of windows, and gorgeous chandeliers, your guests will fall in love with the unique ambiance of our chapel. For your reception, choose between two uniquely designed spaces. Our Grand Ballroom embodies drama & sophistication with a Grand Staircase, wrought iron chandeliers, fireplace, and 21-foot ceilings.

Industrial-Style Wedding Venues | Bethel Rock

Bethel Rock

Known fondly as the venue with the views, Bethel Rock is family owned and operated. “The Ranch” at Bethel Rock is a unique wedding venue nestled in the North Texas countryside with striking views surrounding the property. It is their hope that by providing this unique and beautiful natural backdrop, they can to serve you in love by helping make your vision of the perfect wedding come to life.

Edison’s Dallas by Eddie Deen’s

Edison’s is perfect for wedding rehearsals, ceremonies and elegant receptions. Each wedding will receive meticulous attention to the finest of details. Edison’s has an urban and modern feel and is designed to host both grand and intimate weddings.
2020 brought new wood floors for Edison’s as well as some cosmetic updates sure to elevate your wedding experience even further. Located one mile south of downtown Dallas, Edison’s has 12,000 square feet of event space featuring “The Bentley” and “The Gatsby” rooms. Every event has its own uniqueness, complexity, and individuality and at Edison’s, their intent is to protect the integrity of your occasion, allow your guests to experience a truly memorable event and for you to relax and enjoy the moment.

Unique Dallas Wedding Venue

Lazy S Hacienda

A stunning and sustainable new space set in the lush country landscape west of Fort Worth, Lazy S Hacienda combines luxury and eco-friendly, state-of-the-art facilities for you to celebrate your special occasions on this remarkable private property. Be one of the first to host a soiree in this venue as it just opened in the new year!

Unique Dallas Wedding Venues

Live! by Loews – Arlington

It’s one thing to talk about a venue’s beauty but this one comes with a view just as breathtaking! This stunning hotel venue is unique due to its proximity to the Cowboys Stadium and the Texas Rangers Ballpark. Not only does it have incredible game day views, but the interior ranges from industrial venue spaces to a grand ballroom. It certainly doesn’t hurt that since Live! by Loews is also a hotel, you can easily get ready with your bridal party without a commute.

Rustic North Texas Wedding Venues | Margot Hill Weddings and Events | Margot Hill Weddings and Events

Photo: Alison Faith Photography

 

Margot Hill LLC

We absolutely love the beauty of East Texas and the proximity of Margot Hill to Cedar Creek Lake. You will fall in love with this property the moment you drive in just as we did! From its breathtaking exterior to oh-so-chic industrial-style interior, there isn’t a detail that fades into the backdrop, even among other industrial style North Texas wedding venues. Hosting couples in their home and getting to know their families is the venue owners’ favorite part of this job. They feel so honored to be part of your big day!

Photo // Stefani Welsch Photography

The Kimpton Pittman Hotel

Choosing The Kimpton Pittman Hotel is stepping into the future with one foot in the past. Built in 1916, the hotel found just outside of downtown Dallas blends a brick-clad exterior with modern LEED-certified interiors. In a city that doesn’t forget its roots, we know you’ll appreciate this modern space originally designed by African American architect William Sidney Pittman.

The Social Space in Fort Worth

Photo // Kounsasfilms

 

The Social Space Fort Worth

A blank canvas gives you so much room to work with when planning a wedding. That’s why The Social Space, located in the Near Southside, is such a popular choice of wedding venues in downtown Fort Worth. This industrial-style warehouse has over 12,000 square feet indoors plus a stunning outdoor courtyard to make this day your most memorable.

Photo // John Cain Photography

 

Thompson Dallas

The 51-story tower was curated by an award-winning team of designers that strived to showcase the Thompson Dallas‘ edge and sophistication. Alongside its world-class culinary and nightlife offerings, the Thompson is one of the most prestigious industrial style North Texas wedding venues the state can offer with unparalleled amenities for your wedding experience.

Take a peek at even more venues ranging in style from ballroom to rustic barn and everything in between on our Wedding Venues page!

Top Three Trends from Fall/Winter 2020 Bridal Fashion Week

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Another season, another bridal fashion week filled with endless inspiration of jaw-dropping gorgeous gowns! From frothy, organza dream layers to sleek and tailored minimalist looks, we’re still ogling over the new collections and can’t wait to see them on real brides in the months to come. Whether you’re looking for regal and romantic or prefer something a little more whimsically bohemian, you can certainly guarantee you’ll find something to love from the fall/winter 2020 collections! While it’s nearly impossible to pick out our favorites, we spotted some emerging trends that just may be the perfect contenders for your wedding day look! Read on for our top picks and re-watch all the fashion week buzz on our Instagram highlights!

Top Three Trends from Fall/Winter 2020 Bridal Fashion Week

Power Colors

This upcoming season, the non-traditional struck a true power pose on the runways in the form of statement-making gowns in colors quite outside the norm. For the boldest of brides, you’ll soon see a variety of richly hued options to break up the traditional ivory/white options, most notably in the form of red, bright pink, blue and even black! Even if you’re not ready to party with the idea of a white wedding dress, consider this an option to note for a rehearsal dinner statement, or perhaps a fun reception second dress. This little Ines di Santo organza and feather frock would be perfect for a few spins around the after party dance floor, too! Look for it soon at Stanley Korshak and The Bridal Salon at Neiman Marcus!

Statement Shoulders

While seasons past and present have advanced the off shoulder silhouette into a staple shape, a new look this season notably taken from ready-to-wear collections made its way across the runways of quite a few designers: the puff shoulder. With nods to an 80s revival, you’ll find current versions of this style to reflect more of a structured shape than those of yesteryear, adding a boldly modern touch for the more fashion-forward bride! We love the addition of a plunging neckline and belt on this Pronovias take for an even more stylish appeal. Find this style in-store soon at Patsy’s Bridal BoutiqueStarDust Celebrations and Bridal Boutique!

 

Bridal Tailoring

While punchy hues and sharp shoulders may suit some brides, others are clearly after a more timeless yet minimalistic look for their wedding day attire, as noted across many collections showing cleaner lines and tailored shapes. The bridal blazer was a standout takeaway this season, shown over bias cut silk slips, A-line sheaths or paired back to pants and extremely beautiful embellished veils, as exhibited here with Justin Alexander’s take. Again, certainly a style to consider for rehearsal dinners, reception changes and after parties, and even more perfect thrown over a little dress for a post-wedding brunch! Look out for this (and all the other amazing styles) in stores soon at Bridal Boutique!


Looking for other trends straight from the runway? Keep a look out for the newest designs to hit our favorite local stores in the months to come at Bridal BoutiqueThe Bridal Salon at Neiman MarcusStarDust CelebrationsLovely Bridea&bé bridal, LeAnn’s BridalLuLu’s BridalMolly’s BridalPatsy’s, A Bridal BoutiqueA Bridal Closet, Stanley Korshak Bridal SalonWED Bridal BoutiqueGrace Loves LaceBella Bridesmaids and Beside the Bride. And get a behind the scenes look at our time in New York via our fashion week video below!

Moody Modern Texas Wedding Inspiration from Katie Frost Weddings

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

If bright pastels and soft, romantic hues just aren’t your wedding setting forte, we have a feeling this styled shoot full of moody modern Texas wedding inspiration from Katie Frost Weddings might be just the thing for you! From our new Spring/Summer 2019 issue, we’re obsessing over all of the details that make this editorial feel current but not overly trendy. Set at Brik Special Events Venue, the industrial backdrop featured grey washed wood, ivy-covered brick walls and dark wooden floors to set the tone for the moody romance style shoot, along with the matching neutral-tone custom invitation suite from Ladybird Paper CoLaning Photography captured the magic between the model couple, featuring the bride and her gorgeous laser-cut lace gown from Lovely Bride paired with a loose updo and ultra-glam makeup from Styles by Vero. Perfectly paired for the scene, The Greenhouse 817 created a beautifully overgrown bouquet for the model bride, featuring contrasting blush and pale pink roses and tons of greenery. Coordinating arrangements were used on both the geometric altar from Coral Lane and on the very true-to-Texas whiskey bar featuring craft drinks made from HD Liquid Catering. Of course, it wouldn’t be a wedding without a little sweet treat, and we’re totally loving this wildflower embellished two layer cheesecake from the fabulous Dandelion Cheesecakes! We can’t get enough of this perfectly styled shoot!

Photos // Laning Photography

From planner, Katie Frost of Katie Frost Weddings: “The inspiration for the shoot was drawn from the modern Texan couple. We had a custom hexagon arch built to be our touch of modern, dripping with moody greenery, and what Texas wedding wouldn’t be complete without a whiskey bar. Naturally we wanted to take it up a notch by bringing in some beautifully crafted floral whiskey bottles to inspire all of our Texas loving selves. ”

Floral Filled Tuscan Inspired Wedding at D’Vine Grace Vineyard

Monday, April 1st, 2019

For a touch of European charm mixed with the vast backdrop of a Texas landscape, we’re taking tons of notes from this styled shoot made to mimic a glorious floral filled Tuscan inspired wedding with Luxe Petals. The bloom team experts brought the decadence to D’Vine Grace Vineyard, starting with a larger than life greenery and rose covered altar piece, and extending into everything from teeny stair-lining arrangements to eye-catching table displays featuring furniture from Belle Decor, to a lush bouquet filled with shades of cranberry, peach and plum. Gorgeous stationery from Ladybird Paper Co. help set the scene, while the warm, earthy color palettes reminiscent of the Tuscan countryside were met with soft blues and delicate prints to evoke the elegance of the region, bringing the charm to life! The model bride’s illusion neckline, lace appliqué gown from Lovely Bride was the perfect fit for the understated elegance and nod to bohemia channeled through the space. Her bridesmaid accompanied wearing a draped olive green gown from Bella Bridesmaids. Both girls had hair and makeup styled by Ashley Drew Artistry, the bride wearing her hair in softly styled curls and emphasis on the eyes with a full lash look. Her bridesmaid bestie looked just as stunning with a loose half-up style, the perfect finishing touch to complement her dress! Naturally, one of our favorite details was the mega sparkle effect from the gorgeous diamond rings from The True Gem – obviously any bride’s best accessory! We can’t get enough of this breathtaking scene!

Photos // Abbie Mae Photography

French Ethereal Ballroom Wedding Inspiration from Shannon Rose Events

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

With a touch of European flair and tons of whimsical romance, we’re obsessing over this French ethereal ballroom wedding inspiration from Shannon Rose Events, her talented team and a slew of other visionary vendors! Set in one of the spectacular ballrooms of The Adolphus Hotel, a muted color palette of powdery blue, soft grey, dusty rose and buttercream made for a fairytale-like scene, all captured by AR Photography. Towering blooms of garden roses and orchids from Dr. Delphinium Designs & Events served as eye-catching centerpieces, bouquets and delicate embellishments on the three-tier cake from Loft22 Cakes. At the table, mixed metal and glassware provided by Posh Couture Rentals added a modern touch to the setting with simple name cards and menus from Hazelwood Paper Co. to top off each place setting. Of course, we can’t help but marvel over the model bride’s soft and easy glam look, in a lace bodice gown from Lovely Bride with an updo and dewey makeup by Brittany Jones Beauty. We’ll be swooning over this wedding scene forever!

Photos // AR Photography

From the planner, Shannon Ducker of Shannon Rose Events: “I was inspired by The Adolphus Ballroom itself. Its clean walls, tall mirrors and abundance of light make it the perfect ballroom setting for any wedding. It was important to us that we always create unique events that also have a traditional and timeless overall feel and look. As a result, I choose a dusty purple and grey color scheme that mixed copper and silver metallics to give a modern edge, while the florals and the room itself felt classic and elegant. This allowed us to create a setting that could not only be seen at your typical ballroom wedding, but also have an ethereal and romantic element to it.”

A Bold Romance from Glitter and Glue Weddings and Events

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

With a brand new issue comes endless pages of design inspiration, and we can’t stop obsessing over this update on a timeless classic in the form of a black and white styled shoot from Glitter and Glue Weddings and Events! Set at the beautiful Hidden Pines Chapel – Highland Village, the look and feel behind the design combined whimsical romance with bold and modern, resulting in a setting that was equal parts ethereal and elegant. LaneLove Paper Co. set the tone for the affair with a gorgeous paper suite featuring modern design elements, while the menus they created took on more of the classic style of the shoot. A stunning tablescape stole the scene with sleek black furniture and a greenery-covered, wood beam overhang to serve as both a framing piece and a light fixture, all from Belle Decor. On the table, gold and black dinnerware and black opaque goblets, all from Posh Couture Rentals, made for simple yet beautiful styling, perfectly framed by pale pink roses arranged by Lizzie Bee’s Flower Shoppe. Table assignments and sweet quote boards served as additional decor with hand calligraphy by Love Letters Handmade. After what would presumably be a fabulous dinner celebration, a marbled cake from  Butterfly Cakery awaited, perfectly perched on top of a gold and black metal rose embellished cake stand crafted by Chanticleer Wedding Art. And what about the bride, you may ask? She wore a perfectly styled ensemble of a minimal body-skimming gown with delicate lace detailing through the skirt from Patsy’s, a Bridal Boutique, paired with a neat updo and natural glam makeup done by Tease to Please Hair and Makeup. We can’t get enough of this classic style with a twist!

Photos // Jen Symes Photography

From the planner, Ammie Thomas of Glitter and Glue Weddings and Events: “For this shoot, I wanted it to be different with boldness and romance at the same time. Black is such a beautiful color that I wanted to bring to attention mixing it with lush blooms and bold textures with an elegant flair. For the tablescape, I wanted the intimacy of a king’s table and rather than traditional candles, I thought why not have lights hang over. It was something I really enjoyed planning and seeing come to life.”

Moody Bohemian Wedding Inspiration at Monroe Pearson

Friday, January 4th, 2019

With winter’s chill officially setting in, we couldn’t think of a better time to share one of our new favorite styled shoots packed with moody bohemian wedding inspiration set at Monroe Pearson! Captured by the talented Laning Photography, this ultra-romantic shoot styled by the planning team at Weddings by Stardust is the perfect combination of timeless and modern with a stark color palette and ethereal decor elements. Sweeping the tablescape, adorning furniture and crafted into beautifully wild bouquets were decadent florals from Billie Ball & Co., all filled with plenty of greenery and a mix of mauve, plum and crimson blooms. The model bride’s elegant wispy up-do and bold makeup done by Tease to Please Hair and Makeup was the perfect addition to her glam look, and we can’t stop swooning over it all! Be sure to save your favorite images for quick inspo reference later!

Photos // Laning Photography

From the photographer, Hannah Laning of Laning Photography: “We shot this beautifully moody, bohemian fall styled shoot at the new venue Monroe Pearson, one of the Walters Wedding Estates. Billie Ball & Co. went all out with her fall inspired colors that fit perfectly with the vintage industrial feel of this new venue.”

Best of 2018 Wedding Decor Trends

Monday, December 31st, 2018

With so many different style options to choose from in the planning stages of a wedding, it’s always fun to see how planners and brides create waves in local decor trends, so we’ve taken a look back in our year end roundup of some of the best of 2018 wedding decor trends and doing the near-impossible task of selecting a few of our favorites! While not all ideas were new to the year, each had a clear 2018 “stamp” of uniqueness, marking the industry in distinct fashion. Take a look at our favorites and be sure to check back tomorrow for our top 10 wedding scenes from the year! Happy New Year’s Eve!

Going Green 

While florals will always be a show-stopping addition to any wedding, we loved the trend this year of pretty green boxwood and greenery-crawling walls to serve as a photo-worthy backdrop to a some of our favorite weddings. From monogrammed displays to simple background pieces, this trend proved easily adaptable to many types of weddings, making a statement in every style!

Beautiful Event Rentals |  Top Tier Event Rentals |  MK Event Boutique | 21 Parc Floral and Events | Venue Forty50Cristina Wisner Photography

Top Tier Event Rentals |  Beautiful Event Rentals |  Lush Couture Floral | Shannon Rose Events | Stephanie Brazzle Photography | The Nest at Ruth Farms

Keestone Events | Sixty Five Hundred  | AM Linen Rental | Allen Tsai Photography

 

European Charm

Who knew it was so easy to create a setting filled with European charm right here in North Texas? We saw tons of international inspiration in many of our favorite real weddings and styled shoots in 2018, from Italian countryside rustic to posh French ballroom. Iron pieces, grand wooden tables, soft pastel hues and antique dinnerware were just a few of the tell-tale decor check marks in creating some of these idyllic settings that we certainly hope continue to flood our feeds in the new year!

Cloud Creative Events | Aristide | Alba Rose Photography

Engaged Events |  Nasher Sculpture Center | Stephanie Brazzle Photography

Events by Jade | Dove Ridge Vineyard | Rachel Elaine Photography

Best of 2018 Wedding Decor Trends

Posh Couture Rentals | Adolphus Hotel | Courtney Hanson Photography | R. Love Floral | Engaged Events | Stanley Korshak Bridal Salon | Brittany Jones Beauty | The True Gem | Illustrated Weddings by Lola Lorena

 

Modern Bohemian Dreams

While we’re not stranger to a boho style bride, we loved the ultra-modern touches used in so many of the bohemian style weddings we saw this year! Bright and bold yellow color palettes, geometric shape elements and contemporary furniture pieces were just a few touches that caught our eye to give this classic look a 2018 refresh.

Coral Lane | The Cliff House | Brittany Clark Photography | Lovely Bride | Kate McLeod Studio

Beautiful Event Rentals |  Posh Couture Rentals | Cloud Creative EventsBethany Erin Photography | Flourish Floral Desing Studio | The Laurel

Posh Couture | Coral Lane | Katie Frost Weddings | Andrea Elizabeth Photography | Kate McLeod Studio | Butterfly Cakery | Illustrated Weddings by Lola Lorena | Firefly Gardens Wedding & Event Venue