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All Your Wedding Rental Questions Answered with Coral Lane Rentals

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When it comes to event rentals, Coral Lane is a go-to for DFW and East Texas, and it’s easy to see why. Their incredible premiere inventory and expertise make Coral Lane a perfect choice to source all your wedding rental needs, from event seating to lounge areas to tables and rugs, and everything in between! Whether your style is classic and traditional, boho and vintage or modern and eclectic, they have the furniture and accessories to help bring your vision to life. We talked with Coral Lane‘s co-owner and chief design officer extraordinaire, Lindsey Abell, about being trendy but not over-doing it when it comes to decor, how to make the most of your rental budget and the most important things to consider when it comes to rentals. Brides, this information is SO helpful! Scroll below to see a few gorgeous setups from Coral Lane and to read Lindsey’s invaluable advice!

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What are some of your favorite styles to mix/pair together when it comes to rentals?

Right now, we’re loving midcentury shapes coupled with timeless design. An example? Pair a vintage sofa with midcentury-inspired chairs. Throw in a hairpin leg coffee table and a few layered rugs. The combination of shapes and textures will create a lounge that feels relevant and personal.

What are some tips to avoid being overly trendy when it comes to wedding decor?

Keep it minimal. We source our furniture rentals with quality and aesthetic in mind.  A well-designed lounge will create an inviting haven at your wedding. Additional decor can overwhelm the space. Don’t overthink it! When it comes to arches and backdrops, the same rules apply. Be really intentional with your floral design. Have your florist create something that you’re itching to post on Instagram while still remaining true to your personal style.

What tips do you have to create an ultra-inviting lounge area for guests?

Layer textures! Our rental inventory is an intentional mix of new and old. We love when lounges represent that! Pair a modern statement sofa with vintage rattan chairs. Layer vintage and jute rugs for a cozy atmosphere. Whatever your dream lounge looks like, it should represent your personal style and the overall feel of your event!

What kinds of pieces can make the most impact for couples who may not have an extensive rental budget?

Anchor your ceremony with a creative arch or backdrop. These larger, statement rentals will set the tone for your wedding day. Creating an impactful scene doesn’t have to break the bank!  Our marquee sign rents out like crazy during wedding season. The piece adds a touch of vintage nostalgia to your wedding and makes for a great photo-op.

Lindsey gives us such great things to think about! If you’re on the hunt for the perfect wedding rentals, be sure to peruse Coral Lane’s inventory on their site or inquire through their Brides of North Texas vendor profile. Cheers!

Photos: 1: Brittany Clark Photography; 2: Laning Photography; 3: Gray Door Photography; 4: Cactus & Coast Photography; 5-6: Andrea Elizabeth Photography

Luxe Cocktail Hour Inspiration from Kelsey Williams Weddings + Events

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The team at Kelsey Williams Weddings + Events has created a fresh take on a luxe cocktail hour in this champagne-glam inspiration shoot captured by Pharris Photography & Philms at the Hotel Crescent Court! The planning duo swapped out the signature cocktail for signature sweets like champagne cake pops and macarons from Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery for a fun take on the traditional cocktail hour. The treats were, of course, complemented with a spectacular champagne bar. Every bubbling flute of champagne, with glassware supplied by Top Tier Event Rentals, has a seating assignment designed by Brown Fox Creative. An ultra-luxe ambiance was created with gold touches and a refined lounge area from Beautiful Event Rentals – stunning and functional! And pastel blooms in soft pinks and lavender by Something Pretty Floral were peppered throughout the courtyard’s vignettes. Overall, the space is elegant with a touch of southern charm that befits our refined, modern model bride. With her gorgeous illusion neckline gown from The Bridal Salon at Neiman Marcus and classic Hollywood glam by Etoilly Artistry, she looks right at home in the posh setting. Don’t miss any of the luxurious details from this cocktail hour. Enjoy browsing!

Photos // Pharris Photography & Philms

From the planner, Kelsey Williams of Kelsey Williams Weddings + Events: “We envisioned an ultra-cocktail hour backdrop that would transport bride and guest alike into champagne glam ambiance. Underscored by neutral hues of cappuccino, ivory and grey, and accented with glass, mirrored and mixed-metallic details, we aimed for the space to shimmer and shine, and capitalized on the accentuating natural light that washes the courtyard at Hotel Crescent Court. Each vignette is a capsule of luxury, infused with nods to our champagne motif. Champagne cake pops and macarons served as ‘signature sweets’ in place of signature cocktails, and a champagne flute escort display invited guests to their seat for an evening of grandeur. Overall we maintained a very clean and elegant look with a touch of southern charm to appeal to the refined, modern, glamorous bride.”

Signature Blue Inspiration from Donnie Brown Weddings and Events

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The team at Donnie Brown Weddings and Events were so inspired by the lavish new ballroom at The Ritz-Carlton Dallas that they created this signature blue wedding inspiration— and we’re loving it! From the decadent cake from Delicious Cakes and modern striped invitation suite by Paper Planet to the place settings from Posh Couture Rentals, shades of the signature blue are pulled throughout the eye-catching design. The bride’s soft, yet dramatic beauty look created by Tousled Studio is the perfect complement to the sheer romance of her couture ball gown from Stanley Korshak Bridal Salon. Every detail of this stunningly styled design captured by Kiss Me For Eternity exudes elegance. Enjoy browsing!

Photos // Kiss Me For Eternity Photography by Thisbe Grace & Co.

From the planner, Donnie Brown of Donnie Brown Weddings and Events: “The extraordinary new ballroom design at the lavish Ritz-Carlton Dallas is such a breath of fresh air. When we noted the new color palette in blue, silver and white, it really got our creative juices flowing. The concept design of this shoot was specifically designed to complement the new look of the room utilizing the signature colors of the environment. We threw in black to formalize the design and created a look of abundance which the venue is known for, while still making it a practical choice for brides to consider.”

Introducing Grace Loves Lace, an Australian Bridal Boutique Now in Dallas

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Ooooh brides, are you ready for this?! Grace Loves Lace has arrived in Dallas and we could not be more excited if we tried! GLL is an Australian designer + bridal boutique and their unique showroom, try-on experience and incredible gowns will absolutely blow you away. This brand new Dallas showroom is only one of three GLL showrooms in the United States, along with NYC and LA, and only one of five in the world. There is truly nothing like Grace Loves Lace or the one-of-a-kind dresses they offer, so read on to learn more!

Top-notch service and hospitality at your appointment: All Grace Loves Lace showroom appointments are free of charge, one hour, offer champagne and include a one-on-one expert stylist to guide your appointment and to help you find “the one.” You’ll feel like a queen in their exquisite, modern, Mediterranean and minimalist studio. This place is what dreams are made of!

Made to order gowns with only one fitting needed: That’s right – one fitting. All GLL gowns are made of stretch lace (designed for a simple/easy fit with no boning or rigid structure) and don’t require any fittings – only one appointment is necessary at Grace Loves Lace. They also don’t charge extra for a made-to-order gown! As long as there is ample time between ordering your gown and your wedding date, your gown will be handmade to your size range and height and delivered to your doorstep. The process really couldn’t be any easier! If your wedding date is closely approaching, you can simply buy a ready-to-wear gown and take it home that day! 

Handmade in Australia: All GLL gowns are handmade in their Australian studio on the Gold Coast using luxurious European laces and silks. Once you have purchased your gown, you’ll have a dedicated After Sales stylist from their headquarters in Australia who will be your best point of contact for measurements, time frames and any questions you may have!
We chatted with Maddie Turner of Grace Loves Lace‘s Australian flagship on all the must-know details about their brand new Dallas showroom. Scroll below to see their stunning studio and learn more from Maddie. Cheers, brides-to-be!

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What sets Grace Loves Lace apart as a bridal boutique? What are you most excited to share with Dallas?

We’re the original disruptors in bridal – making it our mission to revolutionise how women shop and what they wear as brides. At Grace Loves Lace, we’ve rebelled against restrictive gowns and traditional price mark-ups, in favour of striking, luxurious and quality wedding dresses that are easy and fun to wear. Our made-to-order gowns are carefully crafted in Australia by our highly-skilled in-house production team and shipped worldwide. Our brides can be assured they’ll enjoy a truly unique, unforgettable experience, whether they’re shopping for a wedding gown in one of our showrooms or on our award-winning online boutique. We’ve worked hard to make sure our showrooms are testament to our brand – beautiful, unique, accessible and warm – and we know our Dallas customers will be right at home.

What type of experience can a bride-to-be expect at Grace Loves Lace?

We sell to the woman, not the bride – so expect premium service, tailored to each customer and her unique set of needs. Our Dallas showroom is the only place in Texas that brides will be able to try on our exclusive range of gowns and accessories. It was important for us to create a ‘considered’ space that celebrated ‘the woman’ – it’s warm and calm, and provides brides with an opportunity to browse our collection and be inspired by our brand and lifestyle. We like to make sure each showroom has a distinctly local flavour, while staying true to our global aesthetic. For Texas, it means plenty of texture – white-rendered walls, timber beams, antiques and leather and gold accents. We don’t like to play favourites, but our global GLL team has fallen in love with the Dallas showroom – and we think our brides will too!

Want to book your appointment at Grace Loves Lace right this second? We can’t blame you! Get in touch via their Brides of North Texas vendor profile or peruse their website for more information. We’re so excited to welcome this incredible Aussie gown maker to the DFW bridal community and hope you love them as much as we do!

Photos courtesy of Grace Loves Lace

Metropolitan Design with a Contemporary Edge by Julep Events

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Julep Events hit it out of the park with this fabulously fierce metropolitan contemporary edge design. Captured by Cactus & Coast Photography and Joy Neville Photography & Films, this shoot is the perfect mix of modern metallics and vintage glam. The Statler served as an ultra-chic backdrop for the day, right in the heart of downtown Dallas. Coral Lane and Dirt Flowers added to the already gorgeous scene, offering the trendiest ghost chairs and an acrylic table along with beautiful blooms that truly brought the vision to life. Loft22 Cakes created the most unique geometric cake, incorporating a marbled aesthetic. Posing next to the most stylish ride from Fantom Coach Limo, our model bride is breathtaking in a V-neck, spaghetti strap gown from a&bé bridal shop. Jennifer Trotter of Lip Service Makeup provided gorgeous glam, while Bethany’s Letter Shop created streamlined invites using modern calligraphy that fit the theme with ease. Read on for a word from the planner herself, and don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest for even more stunning wedding inspo!

Photos // Cactus & Coast Photography

Video // Joy Neville Photography & Films

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From the planner, Ginny Greene of Julep Events: “I was really inspired by the idea of doing something glam, edgy and unexpected. The Statler was the perfect blend of simple and modern and lent itself perfectly to the overall feel of the shoot. We wanted to echo that blending of vintage and modern in our details and also incorporated some chrome and metallic elements in honor of Brides of North Texas’ tenth anniversary – traditionally the Tin Anniversary.”