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Going To The Chapel – Our Favorite North Texas Wedding Chapel Venues

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Are you going to the chapel, gonna get married? We’ve got all of our traditional brides covered! After much searching, we’ve compiled a list of eight dreamy wedding chapel venues right here in DFW that are full of splendor and romance. This list of gorgeous venues will leave you wondering how you could ever pick just one. Read on:

 

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Hidden Pines Chapel – Hidden Pines Chapel has all the charming characteristics you’d want in a chapel venue. Open and airy, the chapel’s dramatic windows create an effect that makes you feel like you’re outside. With rustic amenities and stone and wood finishings, it’s the perfect mix of chic and Hill Country.

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Ashton Gardens – Nestled in a private forest, this picturesque chapel location has the whole package. With an intimate glass-enclosed chapel, an elegant reception space, experienced event coordinators, and a 5-Star Chef, Ashton Gardens will make sure your wedding comes together without a hitch!
Photo: Matt & Julie Weddings

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Chapel at Ana Villa – This Spanish-style chapel is beautiful and convenient location surrounded by lush landscape. The Chapel at Ana Villa has a dramatic Grand Ballroom featuring a Moroccan style bar and accommodates 275 guests. For something a little more intimate but on the same property, the La Cava Ballroom embodies a Spanish Wine room, with exposed brick walls and chandeliers and accommodates up to 160 guests.

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The Laurel – Spread across over six acres of Grapevine countryside, the chapel at The Laurel gives off a Texas Hill Country vibe without ever leaving DFW. With windows overlooking evergreens outside, the beautiful chapel includes custom leather pews and seats over 260 guests! The Laurel also features two other extraordinary spaces for a venue that suits any bride!

Photo: Tyler + Lindsey

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Northeast Wedding Chapel – The first thing you’ll notice about this venue at Northeast Wedding Chapel are the stunning 26 foot ceilings and wrought iron chandeliers. Every elegant detail, from the traditional pews to the candelabras, will create the perfect backdrop for the classic chapel wedding of your dreams!

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Piazza in the Village – With vaulted ceilings, Mediterranean columns and custom made glass crystal chandeliers, the Piazza in the Village is a truly euro-dreamy location. Not only does it have the classic charm of a chapel, but with modern amenities like ambiance lighting and a digital grand piano, it will be the perfect fit for your fairytale wedding!

Photo: Braden Harris Photography
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Piazza on the Green – Much like it’s sister property, the Piazza on the Green features many gorgeous amenities like custom glass crystal chandeliers, vaulted ceilings and chapel seating for up to 300. And with three in-house cameras and two drop-drown screens to capture and broadcast your event on the internet, no one has to miss your big day!

Photo: Havi Frost Photography

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Aristide Flower Mound – Aristide Flower Mound is the newest addition to Walters Wedding Estates and boasts high vaulted ceilings, chandeliers and gleaming pews. Accommodating up to 160 people, the reception hall will impress all your guests with its old world style and a built in bar. It is a stunning backdrop for a chapel wedding!

Want to be a Brides of North Texas Campus Rep?

Friday, November 25th, 2016

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Are you a creative college gal with a love for weddings? Brides of North Texas is looking for stylish, social and savvy ladies to serve as campus reps! We’re now accepting resumes for our campus representative internship for the Spring 2017 semester. Applicants must be current students at Texas Christian University or Southern Methodist University. Ideal candidates should be majoring in Public Relations, Advertising, Communications or a related field and able to work an average of 2-5 hours per week January – May! Please send resumes to molly@bridesofnorthtexas.com by Wednesday, December 7th. Cheers!

A Dallas Rooftop Proposal by Tyler + Lindsey

Friday, November 18th, 2016

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The only thing we love more than watching wedding videos is watching proposals that have been caught on video.  We’re all in tears over here watching Scott propose to Caity on a rooftop in downtown Dallas this summer. From the emotional letter to the reaction of their family and friends, we love watching the journey to “I do” begin! Thanks to Tyler + Lindsey for documenting the super emotional moment for Scott and Caity and for making the rest of us well up with happy tears! Cheers to the weekend!

10 North Texas Ballroom Venues that Wow

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Dreaming of a romantic wedding that feels like it came right out of a fairytale? Then you have to check out these gorgeous North Texas ballroom venues! We’ve put together a collection featuring the 10 most outstanding ballroom venues for all of the couples out there searching for their storybook happily ever after.  You’ll want to sign on the dotted line when you see all of the glitz and glam spaces for yourselves! 

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Hotel Crescent Court – Molding sophistication and heritage into their own unique experience, Hotel Crescent Court is a grand choice fit for your big day!  This gorgeous venue has numerous event spaces including a traditional ballroom on the first floor allowing for up to 500 guests to be entertained in lavish style. Only five minutes from Downtown Dallas,  Hotel Crescent Court is the perfect backdrop boasting skyline views with beautiful photo opportunities.

Photo 1: Beyond Ld

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The Carlisle Room – If you are looking for a place where elegance meets modern luxury, look no further than the dreamy Carlisle Room! The historic building was built over a 55-year period that began in 1924. The venue is made up of twenty-foot ceilings, terrazzo floors and marble pillars, which are just a few highlights of its historic art deco 1930’s design. This space is suitable for even the most elaborate affairs!

Photo: Lexie Faucher Photography

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The Oaks Event Center The Oaks Event Center is the perfect venue to be transformed for unique and specific wedding styles. The spacious 5,000 square foot ballroom has a neutral color palette that is ready to host a wedding in any hue. The Oaks is modern and has gorgeous views overlooking Southern Oaks Golf Coarse and can easily accommodate up to 240 guests. The space is also equipped with gorgeous bride and grooms suites for pre-wedding preparations.

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The Orion Ballroom The Orion Ballroom is the perfect place to host the wedding of your dreams. With breathtaking views from the 15th floor, this event space is located just outside of downtown Dallas and was recently renovated to match its 360-degree views of the city skyline. The space is over 8,000 square feet, so it is sure to accommodate all of your guests comfortably and provides so much versatility for creating your dream event.

Photo: Valles Photography

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The Westin Galleria Dallas – Looking for a venue that does it all? The Westin Galleria Dallas has numerous spaces that can accompany any size wedding, as well as an award-winning Executive Chef who can prepare a personalized menu for your big day. The luxurious space will wow your guests, and out of town guests will be able to stay at the hotel after the ceremony. With an incredible in house wedding team, no detail will go unnoticed!

Photo: Coburn Photography

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The Marq Southlake – With both flexible and gorgeous spaces, The Marq Southlake is ideal for weddings and receptions in the DFW area. The Traditions Ballroom is nearly 5,000 square feet and is perfect for your glamours soiree.  The dance floor is huge, and the high ceilings are stunning. The Marq Southlake is sure to be the perfect choice for a ballroom wedding!

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Adolphus Hotel – If you’re looking for luxury on your big day, look no further. The Adolphus first opened in 1912 and has been the host of many weddings. The Grand Ballroom consists of hand-blown crystal chandeliers from Italy and gorgeous paintings of Venice and Rome. With such ornate architecture, you’ll get true European vibes right in the middle of Dallas!

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The Westin Stonebriar Hotel and Golf Club The Westin Stonebriar is the definition of versatile offering two different ballroom spaces and additional garden spaces for the perfect mix of indoor and outdoor. Whether it’s an intimate gathering for 50 or an elaborate reception for 400, you’ll love the freedom to create a gorgeous event at The Westin Stonebriar and with an in-house wedding and catering team, planning your big day will be a breeze!

Photo: Fairytale Photography

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Piazza in the VillageThe Piazza In The Village is a modern wedding venue with Mediterranean flair located in the charming Village at Colleyville. With this venue, you get not one but two ballrooms to choose from, both equally as beautiful but offering different vibes to coincide with the style of your event.  The Village Ballroom boasts a vintage vibe with crystal chandeliers and classic draping while the Grand Ballroom has a more modern flair!

Photo: Edmondson Weddings

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The Ashton Depot – Most people think of hotels when they think of ballrooms, but sometimes you will stumble on a beautiful exception, which The Ashton Depot is exactly that. Originally a train depot serving Fort Worth in the early 1900’s, this renovated beauty and it’s grand ballroom boasts the original marble floors, tin ceilings, exquisite woodwork and one-of-a-kind stained glass windows.

Photo 1: Amanda Jameson Weddings

Big Fake Wedding Fall 2016 Recap

Friday, October 28th, 2016

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Photos by Sarah Lanette Photography

The Big Fake Wedding Dallas is always one of our favorite events, and this year was no exception! This new and fun alternative to a bridal show is a must for any bride-to-be.  Rather than the typical booth style show, a full-scale wedding ceremony and reception is brought to life for a real couple, but “wedding guests” are brides-to-be who have the chance to see a behind the scenes look at the preparation that goes into executing an amazing wedding. Attendees also get to mix and mingle with vendors who they could directly see contributing their skills to the show. This perfect fall event last month was themed “Berry Tone Thanksgiving” and was absolutely dreamy! 

And… don’t miss the next Big Fake Wedding Dallas happening Thursday, March 23, 2017, at the fabulous sixty five hundred!  Visit Big Fake Wedding online for more info! 

Brides of North Texas Featured Vendors: Bells and BarbellsLeann’s Bridal, The Royal Duke’s Band

8 Clean Slate North Texas Wedding Venues

Friday, October 7th, 2016

If you’re looking for that perfect venue space that offers a clean slate to create your perfect wedding vision, look no further!  We’ve pulled eight of our favorite Texas wedding venues that are blank canvases, ready to be filled to the brim with your inspiration. Take a peek at these below then head over to our Venues page to see more location styles. Happy planning!

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1. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is known for it’s open spaces and gorgeous collection of modern art, but it is also the ideal clean slate to host your dream wedding! Their breathtaking lobby gives way to floor to ceiling windows overlooking a gorgeous pond and would need minimal decor for a picturesque event. With multiple event spaces, you can host a reception of up to 800 guests. Dress this venue to the nines or leave it untouched; weddings at The Modern are always gorgeous!

Photos courtesy of The Modern, Tracey Autem & Lightly Photography

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2. sixty five hundred is a refurbished warehouse in central Dallas with over 20,000 square feet of transformable event space.  The venue can accommodate up to 1,000 guests, with freedom to create any style of event due to the open floor plan. With vaulted ceilings and stained concrete floors, you’ll love this venue that is both modern and soft.

Photos courtesy of sixty five hundred, Allen Tsai Photography

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3. BRIK Venue is in an ideal location just five minutes from downtown Fort Worth. With two large indoor areas and an outdoor courtyard, brides have several options to truly customize their events. BRIK is so versatile it can match many different wedding styles including industrial, modern, rustic, elegant or casual. The unique space can accommodate up to 350 guests and includes several different rental amenities that are sure to please!

Photos courtesy of Jeff Brummett, Maigen Sawyer Photography

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4. The White Sparrow Barn is a beautiful, vintage white barn wedding venue located east of the DFW metro. Situated in an open field surrounded by huge oak trees, the amazing whitewashed walls, natural wood floors and numerous windows in the barn allows you to create a fairytale setting with tons of natural light. With both old world and rustic touches, The White Sparrow Barn is the go-to option for a blank canvas barn in the area.

Photos courtesy of The White Sparrow Barn, Dyan Kethley Photography

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5. Hickory Street Annex is a raw space warehouse with beautiful views of downtown Dallas. If you like exposed brick, concrete floors and the industrial vibe, Hickory Street Annex is for you. With over 6,500 square feet of space to utilize, you’ll have room for all of your family and friends as well as beautiful decor to match your wedding dream. Fill it with oversized installations or leave it completely blank; either way, your event is sure to wow at this amazing venue.

Photos courtesy of Hickory Street Annex, Six Fourteen Photography

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6. The Nuvo Room is an urban venue that offers an all-white background and has everything you could possibly need for your modern wedding.  The space allows for  complete customization and can accommodate many different event layouts. You’ll even have several different uplighting options to choose from to coordinate with your unique color palette!

Photos courtesy of The Nuvo Room, Feather and Twine Photography

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7.  Mopac Event Center is one of Fort Worth’s newest hidden gems and is perfect for the clean slate bride. Built with a combination of rustic and industrial elements, this event space creates a unique atmosphere and with both indoor and outdoor spaces, you’ll get maximum functionality of the space and be able to creativity execute your vision for your big day!

Photos courtesy of Lion Heart Image

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8. FIG – Fashion Industry Gallery is approximately 28,000 square feet of sleek, contemporary loft-space within a mid-century modern building in the heart of Downtown Dallas. With exposed brick walls, polished concrete floors and natural and directional lighting, and additional spaces including a promenade adjacent to a private park, a spacious lobby and intimate lounge, the space is a blank slate that can be transformed into the optimal backdrop for limitless events. From formal seated dinners and cocktail receptions, to art shows and weddings, FIG can accommodate between 20 to 1,200 guests.

Photos courtesy of Perez Photography, FIG

Coming Soon: The Venue at Dove Ridge Vineyard

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Get a taste of the rolling hills and picturesque views of Texas Hill Country without ever having to leave the immediate DFW area! The venue at Dove Ridge Vineyard will be opening its doors to host weddings and private events in Spring 2017 and with gorgeous panoramic vineyard views as well as sights on downtown Fort Worth, brides truly will have the best of both worlds.  The venue at Dove Ridge Vineyard will boast over 15,000 square feet of completely versatile event space and can accommodate over 700 guests by utilizing both indoor and outdoor spaces! Talk about a grand affair! Inside, the venue is adorned with floor to 18′ ceiling windows, a gorgeous stone fireplace and a custom built bar, perfect for entertaining.  The venue also offers a private bride and groom suites, so the wedding party can be pampered the entire day in one convenient location.  A covered porch will lead guests to a gorgeous open air patio which provides the perfect outdoor ambiance. To find out more about the venue at Dove Ridge Vineyard and when it will be available for booking, please visit them online or call them at 817-444-8172! Cheers!

Photos courtesy of Dove Ridge Vineyard. Photos 3-4: Kent Evans Photography

Wow Your Guests with Colorful Decor From The Color Condition

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Who said weddings had to be white? Wow your guests with a colorful streamer installation from the talented team at The Color Condition! Partners of this one-of-a-kind company, Sonny and Marianne, find their inspiration from color, patterns and wind in its natural motion. Their “streams” are beautifully crafted from common household items including table cloths, shower curtains and painters drop cloths, and the results are stunning!  Depending on the environment, the streamers have so many different qualities, characteristics and moods. The Color Condition team thrives when their installations are used as extreme focal points and can take any event from drab to fab. Some of our favorite scenes to incorporate this as a backdrop is at the altar, entry way or at the cake table. To find out more about The Color Condition or to book them for your event, contact thecolorcondition@gmail.com. Cheers!

All photos courtesy of The Color Condition | Photo 1 – Jillian Zamora Photography | Photo 11 – Taylor Lord Creative

Big Fake Wedding Dallas Fall 2016

Monday, September 5th, 2016

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The Big Fake Wedding is back in Dallas, and Brides of North Texas is so excited to be teaming up with this amazing hands-on experience that has quickly become known across the country as the preferred alternative to a bridal show! Come for dinner and drinks, an intimate vow-renewal ceremony and dance party reception and plan your wedding in a one stop shop! While you watch hand-selected vendors perform their services as they would at a real wedding, the “wedding guests” (that’s you!) get to taste the food, cake and cocktails and mix and mingle with DFW wedding professionals to talk about your big day! You won’t want to miss this super fun evening happening Thursday, September 15 at 7pm at The Venue at Waterstone!  Tickets are $25. Get more information and buy your tickets here. Cheers!

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Brunch with the Brides of North Texas Revealing the Fall/Winter 2016 Issue

Friday, August 12th, 2016

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A few weeks ago, we hosted our semi-annual Brunch with the Brides in honor of the best of the best in the DFW wedding industry to celebrate the release of the all-new Fall/Winter 2016 issue of Brides of North Texas. Every time we have the opportunity to get together with our incredible partners, we are in awe of the talent and dedication that this community puts into the creation of the magazine – the very heart and soul of what we do! We’re so grateful!

The brunch was held at and catered by the amazing Brookhaven Country Club in Farmer’s Branch, and believe us when we say they know how to treat their guests! With the help of the extremely talented ladies at A Stylish Soiree, guests enjoyed an elegant, yet festive tropical-themed morning complete with flamingo decor, frozen Fireball piña coladas and amazing fare. Sage Fine Flowers designed beautiful floral centerpieces for the tables and guests were able to leave with adorable tropical cookies and cake pops courtesy of Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery. Thanks to Propmaker Luxury Event Rentals and POSH Couture Rentals who dressed the event so beautifully and to Cleggraphy Designs who created the most adorable menus, signage and “Let’s Flamingle” installation at the entrance of the club! Darling By Elle helped members of the Brides of North Texas team look their best providing makeup for the event. Of course we have to send a HUGE thanks to Stephanie Brazzle Photography for capturing all of these amazing details so we could share with all of you!

Until next time, cheers from Brides of North Texas and enjoy the new issue!

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