Hostess Guide: Style the Ultimate Bridal Brunch
by Madison Doornbos March 2
Welcome to the world of hostessing! Emily Post may have gotten you as far as manners, but we’re here to fill in the rest! Hiring an expert team of professionals will take the stress and worry out of an event that is meant to be enjoyable for everyone – including yourself! Finding the perfect venue is first on the list, and none quite compare to the Cooper Hotel Conference Center & Spa. With so much photogenic green space, it’s the ideal location for a spring brunch! Decor is next! Consider adding bold decor you wouldn’t normally find at a bridal brunch like marquee letters from Alpha Lit Letters. Setting the table is a breeze with gorgeous place settings from Lawson Event Rentals and cheery, garden-fresh florals from The Shabby Rose Florist. Personalizing bridal events has never been easier, and a great way to do so is through sweet treats from Dandelion Cheesecakes and a special beverages from Nightowl Coffee Cart! Treating the bride to a pampering session with Jennifer Trotter – Lip Service Makeup to get her ready for the big event is never a bad idea. You’ll want to hire a professional photographer and videographer such as Neville Wedding Stories to capture the day in it’s entirety, so the memories last forever! Send out beautiful, meaningful invitations like these floral beauties from Illustrated Weddings by Lola Lorena to guests and watch the party come together right before your eyes! Scroll below to see the gorgeous Dallas bridal brunch set-up from our team of master wedding vendors!
Photos & Video // Neville Wedding Stories
“For this shoot we used a palette of crimson, pinks, peach and cream hues to make a bold statement and really complement the navy blue. We love using unusual textures like fluffy ranunculus mixed with softer roses, peonies and natural berries. It was a blast to be part of a shoot with so much color and life to it!” – The Shabby Rose Florist
“Your reception is a party! So what better way to celebrate than giving everyone something unique to rave about? A coffee cart at your wedding isn’t just an unlimited supply of caffeine or a gallery of latte art, but an experience-driven delight for friends, family and guests that will keep the party going all night long” – Nightowl Coffee Cart
“When doing hair and makeup for a bridal party, our goal is to pay attention to each individual while still creating a cohesive look. For makeup, I choose a color palette that meshes well with the bridesmaids’ gowns and adapt a bit for each person. Same thing with hair… if everyone has up-dos, then we’ll design looks for each girl that works for them as individuals and as a group. When done correctly, the entire bridal party looks gorgeous and consistent!” – Jennifer Trotter – Lip Service Makeup