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French Countryside Wedding Inspiration from Rachel Elaine Photography

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Like a chapter out of a classic summer European romance story, this insanely beautiful styled shoot is giving us major wanderlust along with tons of French countryside wedding inspiration from Rachel Elaine Photography! Set amongst the impossibly beautiful rolling hills of Dove Ridge Vineyard, the backdrop alone will certainly transport you across the pond to a scene straight from the south of France. The design gurus from Events by Jade pieced together the setting using a feminine sweet color scheme of soft blush, ivory and mauve with bright contrasts in furniture and linens in plum and cerulean. A beautiful paper suite introduced the overall theme with vintage stamps, scrolling hand calligraphy and sketched illustrations of the beautiful vineyard. Antique-like furniture pieces like the tufted velvet couch and victorian style chairs paired perfectly with the more modern mirrored bar cart and long wooden table used outside for the dining table setting. As the star of the scene, we’re majorly swooning over this stunning model bride’s look in gowns from Lovely Bride Dallas and hair and makeup by Lip Service Makeup. In a glittering sheer long sleeved gown and ethereal two piece top and skirt set, her soft updo paired with fluttering lashes and a bright pink lip were the perfect choices for the dreamy setting. We’ll be obsessing over this styled shoot for weeks to come! Enjoy!

Photos // Rachel Elaine Photography

Atelier Pronovias 2019 Line Now Available at DFW Bridal Boutiques

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pronovias 2019 wedding gown line available at DFW-area bridal boutiques

Inspired by the beauty of nature and fresh, new beginnings, the 2019 Atelier Pronovias collection artisanally crafted in Barcelona leaves us swooning once again with an incredible line full of unique designs. Movement and flowing lines were prioritized in this line, with fresh flowers and the concept “In Bloom” providing a common thread throughout the collection. Flower petals, illusion lace with a floral “tattoo” effect and appliqués to add volume adorn this one-of-a-kind collection of gowns perfect for any bride who appreciates whimsy, excellent craftsmanship and feminine flair. Contemporary brides are sure to find a design they adore within this line, whether they’re looking for a dramatic hemline, something understated with an open back or something with a touch of pale color. So many unexpected floral details to love! We couldn’t be more excited to have these gowns available for purchase right here in North Texas.

Shop the Pronovias 2019 collection locally at any of these Dallas-area boutiques: Bridal BoutiqueLulu’s Bridal or Patsy’s Bridal Boutique, and shop the Atelier Pronovias 2019 collection at Patsy’s Bridal Boutique, Lovely Bride Dallas or Stanley Korshak Bridal. PLUS, mark your calendars for Bridal Boutique‘s Atelier Pronovias Trunk Show this weekend, July 20-22, where customers will receive 10% off their Pronovias purchase. Book your appointment at 972.219.8500. Happy shopping!

The Best in DFW Ceremony and Reception Entertainment Services

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When it comes to getting the party started and keeping it going, the key ingredients are a five-star song list and some special unforgettable effects, so we’ve rounded up the best in DFW ceremony and reception entertainment services to keep you and your guests moving and grooving all night long! From motown maniacs to the top spinning DJs and some fireworks on the side, we’ve got you covered with a few of the area’s standout names that’ll be a sure-fire hit addition to your big day. Scroll on for our top favorites and be sure to check out their sites for further booking information!

DFW Ceremony and Reception Entertainment services

DJ Jason Esquire

Starting his business nearly 20 years ago, this area hit DJ has an impressive list of entertainment gigs to more than qualify for wedding aficionado. From the first dance to the exit song, Jason will work with you to create your perfect custom playlist to keep you and your guests entertained all night long!

Photo: NBarrett Photography

PrestoTechnics

Looking for some fun, surprise special effects for your big night? Check out the genius award-winning team behind PrestoTechnics who offer everything from expert lighting to sparkler send-offs to picture-perfect, forever photo worthy fireworks. You can even include services around your fireworks show, like a pre-wedding photo shoot, or aerial video capturing to preserve the moment forever!

Photo: Megan Desoto Photography

The Royal Dukes Band

For a high-energy set list and a whole lot of fun, this 3-14 piece band brings the excitement of live entertainment to your big day while allowing for customizable options of the size and sound of the band. With ample showcases scheduled throughout the year, you’ll be able to sample their music in-person before booking to help create your ideal music set up from ceremony to send off!

Box Talent Agency

With impressive stats like 30+ years in business, the preferred entertainment buyer at 30+ venues and secured bookings in 35+ states, Box Talent Agency claims an impressive list of musical groups and DJ talent to help create your dream musical lineup for your entire wedding day! Most all of their bands are able to travel, making it a breeze to secure the perfect entertainment for you and your guests to dance the night away to!

Side Show Screen Printing

For an interactive reception event, enlist Side Show Screen Printing to create custom shirts during the evening’s festivities! The printing team customizes up to five different artworks on screens and prints your choice of shirts, canvas bags, beach towels, koozies, etc. on-site so that your day sticks with your guests long after the event has ended – your guests don’t just takeaway a customized favor, they experience them.

Photo: Deven Ashley Photography

Americana Wedding Inspiration

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Happy Independence Day! To celebrate, we’ve raided the archives to bring you the very best Americana wedding inspiration in those classic hues of red, white and blue. Click through to each post for a dose of patriot hues and wedding inspo galore! Hooray!

Classic Americana Complete with Apple Pie, Coca Cola and Country Charm

Cristina Wisner Photographer | LaneLove Paper Co. | Culinary Art Catering | Tart Bakery | Posh Couture Rentals | Vella Nest

Patriotic Infused Mansion Wedding Inspiration

The Milestone | Jennefer Wilson Photography

Whimsical Glam North Texas Wedding

Stephanie Brazzle Photography | Stardust Celebrations | Creme de la Creme Cake Company 

Red, White and Blue Wedding Filled with Sweet Treats

Jen Rios Weddings | R Love Floral | Hickory Street Annex | Jillian Zamora Photography

Rustic Glam Wedding in Red and Navy

The Milestone – Aubrey | The Bridal Salon at Neiman Marcus  | Sugar Bee Sweets | WZ Beauty Studio | Beyond | The Westin Stonebriar | Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek | Anna Smith Photography | Grit & Gold

Brides of North Texas Brunch & Bowl | Partner Appreciation Party

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With another production season come and gone, we can’t help but reflect back on some of the great times shared by our own in-house team and vendors alike, usually in celebration of the close of another fabulous issue. This time, we’re checking back on our Brunch and Bowl partner appreciation party for a fun and intimate gathering of the minds to enjoy a day of entertainment and delight! Pinstripes was the obvious locale choice thanks to their entertainment and dining options including bowling lanes, bocce courts, an outdoor patio and Italian-American bistro. A menu of tasty bites and drinks was created for the occasion and displayed, featuring small sized noshes. Attendees were also all able to join in the live t-shirt screen printing demo hosted by Side Show Screen Print, who created the bright, beautiful, custom examples modeled by our team! We love the idea of adding in a t-shirt or accessory screen printing station to your wedding or couples shower events, treating your guests to a little something extra in addition to a fun party! Our photographer friend Deven Ashley Photography joined us in capturing the best moments from the day for all attendees to cherish!

We love having the opportunity to collaborate with some of the creative geniuses behind the brands that make the Brides of North Texas what it is today! We’re eternally grateful for the support of our local partners and always look forward to celebrating our work efforts jointly unfold to create the next great issue. Cheers to another wonderful chapter of creativity and wedding love!

Photos // Deven Ashley Photography