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Contemporary Abstract Beauty Designed by Lindsey Zamora Events

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Another day, another fabulous editorial! Today, we’re taking a closer look at this ultra-chic contemporary abstract beauty inspiration shoot designed and styled by the oh-so talented Lindsey Zamora Events. Let’s be honest… what’s modern decor without acrylic furniture? Thankfully, Top Tier Event Rentals + Staffing provided us with the trendiest ghost chairs surrounding a perfectly pink tablescape (just the way we like it). Billie Ball & Co. created a gorgeous variety of tropics inpsired floral arrangements that adorned every aspect of the shoot, including a unique acrylic gold frame and bar back shelf from Beautiful Event Rentals. Shot by Ben Q. Photography and Co. N Films at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, this scene is the most stunning combination of modern simplicity and bold character. Stanley Korshak Bridal Salon supplied the gown of every girl’s dreams – just look at those flowing sheer sleeves! Our model bride’s look is nothing short of modern royalty with sleek and sophisticated glam from Brittany Jones BeautyIllustrated Weddings by Lola Lorena truly outdid themselves with this shoot. Aside from the cutest invitation suite, they also crafted a seating chart display and menus that fit the vision behind this fun day to a T. Scroll on for your daily dose of wedding inspo as well as a word from the planner herself! Cheers!

Photos // Ben Q. Photography

Video // Co. N Films

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From the planner, Lindsey Zamora of Lindsey Zamora Events: “In my personal life and work life, I am constantly drawn to clean lines and an overall modern aesthetic. Often times, in a modern environment there is so much negative space which gives your eye pause and allows one to see the beauty in a simple and uncluttered way. I wanted to create that environment with this editorial. I love the use of color in the design as well. I feel it is a bit unexpected but much appreciated.”

Taste Test – What Type of Catering Best Suits your Celebration?

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With so many ways to server dinner (or snacks) at your reception, it’s no wonder it’s a struggle to decide just how to do it! Thanks to our very favorite local wedding caterers, we’re sharing four options with pointers for each to help make your decision easier. Read on to see if you’re more of a heavy hors d’oeuvres, stations, plated dinner or family style feast kinda gal.

Photos // Lightly Photography

Serve Heavy Hors D’oeuvres

Mix and mingle all while enjoying the tastiest bite sized creations! Heavy hors d’oeuvres keep the party going, while allowing guests to enjoy a variety of delicious creations on the go.

Pinstripes

Stuffed Mushrooms – Mushrooms stuffed with zucchini, sundried tomatoes, artichokes, spinach, panko breadcrumbs, goat cheese and garlic. Served with housemade red pepper sauce, and topped with arugula, shaved parmesan, and red wine vinaigrette.

Beyond the Box Weddings 

Beet Chip with Lobster Salad –  Rice based chip made with beet juice and topped with a lobster salad with tarragon aioli and poppy seeds

Vidorra Dallas

Vidorra Ceviche – Baby scallops, crab, onion, serrano peppers, tomatoes. jalapeños, avocado, mango puree, with fried cor  tortilla chips

 

Snack at Stations

Use eating as a form of entertainment at your reception with creative stations strategically placed around the event space. These interactive stops even allow guests to customize their dishes!

Soulman’s Catering

Grilled Cheese Station – Hickory smoked brisket with melted cheese and drizzled Soulman’s BBQ sauce. Mason jar shooters filled with tomato basil soup.

Magdalena’s

Seafood Paella Station – Shrimp, little neck clams, mussels, all natural chicken, sofrito oregano, Spanish chorizo, lemon aioli, bomba rice

Macklin’s Catering Co.

Tuna Station – Tuna Kimchi Tostada: Nori crusted ahi tuna, avocado, wonton, kimchi, carrot slaw, sriracha aioli, teriyaki glazed, Spicy Tuna Taco: Asian marinade ahi tuna, seaweed salad, sriracha aioli, wasabi creama, wonton shell, Tuna Ceviche: wonton chips, wasabi salsa and stallions

 

Prepare a Plated Dinner

There is nothing more elegant than a traditional seated dinner, and this classic option will withstand the test of time. For the conservative bride, this option cuts down on food waste and often proves to be more time efficient than having guests waiting in a buffet line. Select a few mouthwatering entrees and treat your guests to a memorable selection of delicious courses!

Fearings Restaurant 

Beef Rossini / Pan-Seared Foie Gras – Beef rossini, pan-seared foie gras, shaved truffles, roasted asparagus, truffle mashed potato, sauce bordelaise

Taste Test - What Type of Catering Best Suits your Celebration?

Wolfgang Puck Catering

Ahi Tuna Tataki – Ahi tuna tataki, yuzu tapioca and ginger miso sauce

 

Family Style Feast

Perfect for a cozy southern soiree, family style catering dishes up platters full of farm fresh food to each table so your guests can enjoy a delicious and relaxing meal without ever leaving their seats. Guests will love chatting as if they are sitting down to a family meal at home.

Stirr Dallas

Avocado Caprese Crostini – Balsamic toasted baguette, with avocado and fresh mozzarella, topped with basil and cherry tomatoes

Gil’s Elegant Catering 

Broiled Sea Bass – Broiled Sea Bass over a roasted yellow pepper puree topped with roasted tomatoes buttered basil pasta and garlic roasted asparagus

Vestals Catering

Spice Pork Tenderloin – Carrot purée with spice pork tenderloin and fresh carrot salad

Wendy Krispin Caterer

Smoked Gouda Gnocchi – Creamy green chili smoked gouda gnocchi

8 Expert Tips to Help You Find the Perfect Wedding Photographer from Pharris Photography & Philms

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8 Expert Tips to Help You Find the Perfect Wedding Photographer

Your wedding photography team will be responsible for documenting your most special event and be part of every intimate moment of the day, so it’s important to find the right team for the job. To get the inside scoop on how to find the perfect wedding photographer for you, we’ve reached out to the husband and wife duo, Josh and Kariss of Pharris Photography & Philms, to lend their expertise. We’ve asked them all the burning questions brides have as they start this process, so before you book a photographer check out this helpful Q&A!

Photos // Pharris of Pharris Photography & Philms

How do you know if a wedding photographer is right for you?

When vetting your photographer options, we suggest you ask yourself the following questions to ensure you are making the right choice. Some things to consider are, “Do you get along with the photographer? Do you like their work? Do they have good reviews on wedding sites? Does their style match yours?” When asking these questions, you can help narrow the pick and eventually find the perfect match!

How can you tell if you will get along well?

To better understand the photographer’s personality, meet with the them in person or over the phone. Knowing that you connect with your photographer will make sure that you and your partner are more relaxed throughout the experience. This will bring out a more genuine and personal side to the photos. You need to remember they will be following you and your bridal party around throughout your special day, so you want to make sure you enjoy their company!

What should couples know before they start looking for their photographer?

A few critical factors, for any couple, to assist in finding the right photographer is knowing your budget, the style you are looking for, what you want in a photographer, and what you want in their photography package (hours, albums, etc.). By knowing exactly what you want, this will help with your process of elimination when deciding what photographer to go with.

What are some characteristics couples should be looking for in their wedding photographer?

When looking for a photographer or photography team, or in our case, a photography husband and wife duo, you want to look for friendliness when communicating with their clients and peers, patience when planning and booking, creativity that can be shown via their website and social media platforms, and timeliness. If your photographer has all of these traits, you can guarantee a great wedding day!

What is the most important thing that people overlook when looking for a wedding photographer?

Most brides try to conserve their budget by lessening their photographer/videographer budget. We can’t stress enough that the photography is all you have left of the wedding. With that being said, that’s the one place you shouldn’t cut back on as these photos will help preserve the memories that will last a lifetime.

When interviewing photographers, what should couples be asking about?

There are a few questions that you should make sure to ask any photographer. Firstly you should ask to see a full gallery; photographers use their website as an online portfolio so they showcase the best of the best. By asking to see a full gallery, you will know that your photos will be of the same quality. Secondly, you should ask how the photographer approaches the wedding day as a whole. By doing so you can envision how the day will go based on how they work. Lastly, ask how the photographers back up their files. This is a major question that often gets overlooked, as everyone is quick to book without thinking longterm. Having these questions answered will help take pressure off of making the right decision for the perfect photographer.

How necessary is a test run with the photographer?

A test run in the form of an engagement session is crucial! It’s a sneak peak into what your wedding day will look like. Doing a test run will show you how you and your photographer get along and how the photographer runs a session. Once you do a test run you will know how you vibe with your photographer and they will know exactly how you want your wedding day captured.

What is the sure-fire way to know you’ve found the right photographer for you?

When you know you know, but there are a few things to keep in mind that will make the decision effortless; if their packages align with your needs, you get along with the photographer(s) as people, their style matches what you are looking for in your wedding, and they have good reviews. That being said, the right photographer will always know how to make you and your partner shine in front of the camera!


Special thanks to Josh and Kariss Pharris of Pharris Photography & Philms for sharing their insights with us today! You can contact this husband and wife team directly via their online profile on Brides of North Texas here.

Meet our 2019 Looks of Love Contest Winners!

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Meet our 2019 Looks of Love Contest Winners!

Our 9th annual Looks of Love Contest has been absolutely incredible! One lucky finalist received the most votes, and we’re excited to announce our 2019 Looks of Love Contest winners are Abby and Parker! Their gorgeous photos were captured by Kelly Costello Photography and we couldn’t be more smitten! We are thrilled to gift this couple with a one night stay at The Warwick Melrose-Dallas in deluxe suite accommodations, a three-course chef’s tasting menu for two with wine pairing in the hotel’s restaurant The Landmark, nightcaps for two in The Library, breakfast for two in The Landmark or in room dining, complimentary overnight valet parking AND a welcome amenity of sparkling wine and macarons, PLUS all 16 finalists will receive a pair of tickets to Club Corp’s LUXE Wedding Showcase event! If you missed their story, check it out along with all the other finalists by visiting our Looks of Love finalists page! Parker proposed with a message in a bottle on their very own little island – so sweet! Thank you so very much to all those who entered! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Au Courant Affair Wedding Inspiration from Embrace the Day Events

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From bright blooms to bold patterns, everything about this Au Courant Affair from Embrace the Day Events is made for celebrating — and we’re loving this contemporary wedding inspiration! Exquisite floral arrangements from Root + Bloom Floral Design accent every vignette of this styled shoot creating a fun juxtaposition of drama in the peaceful surroundings at Ashton Gardens. The entire space is full of fun touches like the confetti from LaneLove Paper Co., the intricate designs on the cake from Butterfly Cakery, and the modern-style acrylic pedestal and chairs  from Beautiful Event Rentals. With all that beauty around her, the model bride is still the focal point with her ethereal gown from The Bridal Salon at Neiman Marcus and a soft-swept updo created by Grand Slam Glam. Gorgeous!

Enjoy pouring over all the darling details and be sure watch the fun-filled behind the scenes video from the shoot below, captured by Bay Productions! Cheers!

Photos // Deven Ashley Photography

Video // Bay Productions

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From the planner, Amanda Davis of Embrace the Day Events: “Since Brides of North Texas is celebrating a big anniversary, this design has an underlying, elegant anniversary party theme. The gorgeous linen makes a bold statement and really set the tone for the design.”