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A Look Inside The Big Fake Wedding Dallas Spring 2017

Photos by Lauren LaBoyteaux Photography 

We simply love The Big Fake Wedding Dallas! What better way for brides to plan their weddings than to attend a super fun event and see the event professionals in action! 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 are brought to life for a real couple, but “wedding guests” are couples 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. The theme of this year’s event was entitled “Fresh Outlook,” and the scene was set at the amazing sixty five hundred!  With an eclectic color scheme of teal, orange and lavender, we were swooning over this free-spirited yet modern evening!

Don’t miss the next Big Fake Wedding Dallas happening Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at The Laurel!  Visit Big Fake Wedding online for more info or RSVP here!


Katie Frost Weddings

sixty five hundred

Bells and Barbells

Hopeful Hearth Baking Company

LeAnn’s Bridal

Top Tier Staffing & Events

Vestals Catering

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New York International Bridal Fashion Week Kicks Off!

New York International Bridal Fashion Week has officially begun and we couldn’t be more thrilled to partner once again with The Bridal Salon at Neiman Marcus to give our followers a front row seat from the vantage point of wedding fashion expert and bridal buyer Christina Plumlee! We’ll be heating up Instagram, Facebook and Twitter with the exclusive first look at the latest couture wedding dresses, fabulous runways and incredible designers! Stay tuned to our social channels for your live streaming coverage and let us know which looks you love! Cheers!

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Apply to be a Brides of North Texas Campus Rep!

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 Fall 2017 semester. Applicants must be current students at the Texas Christian University, Southern Methodist University or the University of North Texas.   Ideal candidates should be majoring in Public Relations, Advertising, Communications or a related field and able to work various events August –December!  Campus reps will have the opportunity to see the ins and outs of the wedding industry as well as organize their own campus pop-up event on campus! For more information or to apply, please send resumes to by Wednesday, May 10th.  We look forward to hearing from you! Cheers!

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DFW Wedding Venues Accommodating 500+ Guests

A huge part of what makes your wedding day so special is having all of your loved ones there to celebrate this new chapter in your life. If you and your fiancé both have large families and an abundance of close friends, it can be hard to find a venue that both fits your style and accommodates your large guest list. Don’t worry about picking and choosing who to invite to your special day. Relax, we’ve got you! To aid you in your venue search, we’ve gathered a list of 17 stunning and unique wedding venues that accommodate groups of over 500! Check them out below!

Fashion Industry Gallery

We’re starting the list off with a bang with our largest venue, accommodating up to 1,800 guests! The Fashion Industry Gallery is not only one of the most coveted event spaces in Dallas but also one of the leading fashion markets in the nation. With 28,000 square feet of sleek, contemporary loft-space in the heart of Downtown Dallas, this venue is a blank slate with unlimited options!

Photo: Taylor Lord

Adolphus Hotel

This timeless hotel located in Downtown Dallas has everything you need for a large wedding. From detail-oriented wedding specialists to an extraordinary culinary team, the hotel’s staff is just as amazing as the venue itself. Enjoy the new rooftop pool and bar, a full-service salon and spa and an endless amount of other amenities that make the Adolphus stand out from the rest!

The Fort Worth Club

If you’re planning an elegant and romantic wedding, The Fort Worth Club is a must-see. The 1920s inspired ballroom adorned with crystal chandeliers and arched windows is the perfect space for a wedding filled with luxury. For more contemporary brides, check out the Top of the Town space for spectacular city views and a modern feel.

Photo: Tracy Autem Photography

Andrew Ormsby at Cityplace Events

Make your wedding unforgettable with the stunning event spaces, breathtaking views and intimate private rooms of Andrew Ormsby at Cityplace Events. Along with the gorgeous venue, this team is committed to seamless service and professionalism that will make your experience a breeze from start to finish.

Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront

Complete with beautiful lake views and exquisite sunsets against the Dallas skyline, this charming hotel is the ideal choice for a large wedding. Choose from 30,000 square feet of gorgeous indoor and outdoor venues seating up to 650 guests. Between a lakefront cocktail hour, a gourmet dinner and convenient accommodations, this venue is nothing short of amazing.

Hilton Granite Park

The Hilton located at Plano Granite Park is not lacking of space, style and personalized service. The two spacious ballrooms accommodating up to 750 guests can be tailored to fit your wedding theme and individual personality. If you’re looking for a large venue with a convenient location, on-site amenities and a helpful staff, this venue is for you!

Photo: Allen Tsai Photography

Martha Proctor Mack Grand Ballroom

Located on the SMU campus in Dallas, this recently renovated, 5,400 square foot ballroom is ideal for any prestigious event. With silver chandeliers, contemporary seating and only natural, energy efficient materials, this venue is just as practical as it is beautiful.

Sixty Five Hundred 

With enough room for a whopping 1,000 guests, Sixty Five Hundred offers a unique space that can be transformed into the wedding of your dreams. Whether you’re looking for a rustic or modern venue or anything in between, the coordination team ensures that your vision will be realized.

Photo: Tracy Enoch Photography

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Consisting of five pavilions of concrete and glass set on eleven landscaped acres, this contemporary and eclectic venue embodies the pure elements of modern artwork. The on-site caterer and impeccable service staff are sure to make your experience as magnificent as the setting around you.

Photo: Tracy Autem Photography

Omni Fort Worth Hotel

The staff at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel is dedicated to bringing you the best of distinctive venues, exceptional cuisine, luxurious accommodations and legendary service. Accommodating guest lists of up to 1,000, this large hotel will provide a stunning backdrop to your special day along with everything you need to make memories that last a lifetime.

Dallas Arboretum

Walk down the aisle among beautiful landscaped gardens at the Dallas Arboretum. Invite 500+ guests to experience your special moment under the vine-covered trellis and amidst a breathtaking sunset. Choose from a variety of unique gardens to create the exact ambiance you’re after.

Photo: Sarah Kate, Photographer

Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas

Treasure your wedding memories forever in this charming venue consisting of lush gardens, park settings and the serene lake in the background. The idyllic scenery will catch your eye, but you’ll fall in love further with the flawless service and incomparable attention to detail.

The Westin Galleria Dallas

Allow the professional wedding specialist to exceed your expectations at The Westin Galleria Dallas. Accommodate up to 1,200 guests in one of the easily transformed ballrooms, or opt for a more intimate ceremony on the splash deck illuminated with pillar candles. Whatever you desire for your big day, this venue is sure to provide.

Venue Forty50

Featuring high ceilings, natural light and a fully customizable space, the wedding site at Venue Forty50 is modern rustic, yet elegant. This indoor venue consists of beautiful hardwood floors and large windows, creating a warm and comfortable feeling as soon as you step inside.

Brookhaven Country Club

For a country club wedding with endless ceremony, reception, dining and décor options, North Dallas’ Brookhaven Country Club is the place to book the big day. Brookhaven Country Club offers brides the option to have a country club wedding with a guest list of up to 500 people while maintaining unparalleled style, class and surroundings. With its beautiful grounds, massive ballroom, expansive outdoor space and incredible views, Brookhaven is a can’t-miss Dallas venue.   

Photo: Stephanie Brazzle Photography

Hotel Crescent Court

With sophistication, heritage and quintessential Dallas style, The Hotel Crescent Court guarantees an experience unlike anything else you’ll find in North Texas. With decadent ballrooms, renowned dining, accommodations for up to 450 of your closest family and friends and an amenities list that is sure to give any guest serious heart-eyes, a wedding at the Hotel Crescent Court is set to impress.

Photo: Stephanie Brazzle Photography

Howell Family Farms

In the heart of Arlington sits Howell Family Farms, a historic gem of a wedding venue nestled into the gorgeous, rolling green hills of the Texas countryside. The property’s outdoor space offers tree groves, wide open spaces and picturesque views that set the scene for what is sure to be an unforgettable wedding reception or ceremony, while still accommodating up to 500 guests outside with client provided tent (200 inside). 

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Tuscan Sunset Wedding Inspiration by Jen Rios Weddings

Photos by Charla Storey Photography

We simply adore this Tuscan sunset tabletop design concepted and styled by  Jen Rios Weddings at Aristide – Flower Mound. By embracing the natural elements and choosing a warm color palette, Jen and her team created a simple yet elegant, al fresco feel. The tablescape was set with wooden furniture rentals from Coral Lane, place settings from Posh Couture Rentals and pale peach freeform florals from Moss Floral Design. Throughout the design, Pink Champagne Paper added lovely touches with their calligraphy signage, place cards, menu and invitation suite. Vestals Catering made the most delicious, mouth-watering dishes for this scene, then set to work on creating a one-of-a-kind olive bar for this Italian setting. The cake trio from Loft22 Cakes was definitely a favorite detail as the middle cake looked so unique with a bit of naked cake peeking from the top tier. The bride was a dream in her low-back gown from Lovely Bride and simply glowed with her effortless beauty look by Lip Service Makeup. We are oh so happy that Charla Storey Photography was there to capture all of this beauty and charm. Cheers!


design, flatware, little wooden spoon, little bowl with ring in it, olive oil & styling | Jen Rios Weddings

venue | Aristide | Flower Mound

photographer | Charla Storey Photography

florals | Moss Floral Design

china, napkins, stemware | Posh Couture Rentals 

farm table, benches, olive bar pieces, some wooden platters for food | Coral Lane 

invitation suite, signage, place cards | Pink Champagne Paper

hair + makeup | Jennifer Trotter – Lip Service Makeup

dress | Lovely Bride

cake, fruit tarts + cake stands | Loft22 Cakes

catering + some platters | Vestals Catering

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