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8 Unique Catering Ideas for Your Wedding

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Whether you’re a foodie or just want to delight your guests with something special, we have eight unique catering ideas for your wedding that you’re going to love. These fun creations from local caterers are both mouth-watering and eye-catching. Enjoy!

 

1. Bite-Sized Classics

Culinary Art Catering

These mouth-watering mini-burgers are a fan favorite from Culinary Art Catering. Served All-American style, this bite-sized fare is sure to both surprise and delight your guests!

Photo: Cristina Wisner Photographer

 

2. A Burst of Flavor

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Fearing’s at the Ritz Carlton Dallas

Skip the same-old, same-old and treat your guests to a delightful burst of flavor like this one by the clever team at Fearing’s at The Ritz Carlton Dallas. You’ve likely never tasted anything like this grapefruit and basil popsicle with salted orange whip cream.

 

3. Feed The Soul

Soulman’s Catering

This scrumptious and beautiful take on the classic banana pudding from Soulman’s Catering is the kind of food will make your guests feel like their part of the family.

 

4. Salads Guests Actually Want

Vidorra Dallas

It’s true that salads are a wedding menu staple, but not salads that guests will actually enjoy like this one from Vidorra Dallas. This tasty dish features black been pico, pickled red onion, cotjia cheese, radish, and southwestern buttermilk dressing. (Unlike other weddings, you may need to order more salad.)

 

5. International Nibbles

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Vestals Catering

Take guests on a culinary travel adventure and share your favorite international bites with them. This olive bar is a fun Tuscan-themed vignette from the team at Vestals Catering that is as beautiful as it is delicious!

Photo: Charla Storey Photography

 

6. A New Way to Enjoy an Old Favorite

Wolfgang Puck Catering

Sometimes it’s fun to re-invent the wheel! Let Wolfgang Puck Catering dress up the traditional steak offering with their 44 Farms NY Steak served with summer carrots, kumquat and black garlic.

Photo: Joseph Mark Photography

 

7. Your Own Coffee Bar

Nightowl Coffee Cart

What’s better than coffee? Your own custom coffee bar with custom drinks for you and your guests, like this one from Nightowl Coffee Cart! Not only do these guys offer barista and cart, they also create custom drinks and mocktails just for your wedding.

Photo: Laning Photography

 

8. Desserts that Will Dazzle

Stirr Dallas 

Think beyond the traditional cake to desserts that will be a showstopper and the talk of the wedding menu! Stirr Dallas has just that kind of dessert with this S’more Tower complete with a graham cracker crust, chocolate ganache, toasted marshmallow and salted pretzel pieces.

Italian-Inspired Film Engagement Session from Jen Symes Photography

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Anastasia and Shankar are looking forward to a traditional Indian wedding ceremony on the other side of the world, but chose an Italian-inspired location for their engagement session, captured on film by Jen Symes Photography! Walking along the canals in Dallas’s Las Colinas neighborhood, Jen captured so many sweet, intimate moments between this beautiful couple in the classic, timeless look for which film is known and loved. Anastasia and Shankar chose two outfits – one more casual and one a bit more dressy and dramatic – perfectly showcasing their sophisticated style. Scroll through these gorgeous photos and read more below to find out how this couple met and how Shankar proposed! Cheers!

Photos // Jen Symes Photography

From the bride: “We met at a pub in Addison on a Monday evening. He was there watching the Spurs game with his friend and catching up, and I was there actually waiting on a date. Shankar noticed me sitting alone, drinking water, looking too beautiful to not talk to (his words). So he introduced himself and charmed his way into a date! He proposed at dinner with my mother and grandparents present at the St. Martin’s Wine Bistro in Dallas where we had our first date and celebrated our one-year anniversary.”

Happy Thanksgiving from Brides of North Texas!

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Happy Thanksgiving from Brides of North Texas!

Happy Thanksgiving from the team at Brides of North Texas! As we put the finishing touches on our Spring/Summer 2019 issue, we truly have so much to be thankful for! We’ve been working with the most amazing brides to share their weddings in the upcoming issue. We’ve also had the opportunity to collaborate with the most talented wedding pros in North Texas to share dozens of inspiring editorials. In just a few short months, the glossy pages that we’ve poured our hearts into will hit the newsstand, and we can’t wait to share to share it with you all! Wishing you a wonderful and safe holiday!

Behind the Boutique: Stanley Korshak Bridal

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Stunning wedding gowns splash the salon in white. Silk, organza, tulle and satin brush every wall. Jeweled belts and headpieces crown displays, and jewelry sparkles beneath glass countertops. Contemporary furniture and soft lighting create a comfortable yet chic atmosphere for thousands of North Texas brides looking to find the perfect wedding gown for their big day. Nestled in the stylish Uptown District of Dallas, Stanley Korshak Bridal is a local staple with an edge on the latest in bridal trends. The salon is also filled with a breath of fresh air thanks to a duo of industry experts at the helm. Meet owner Mackenzie Brittingham and buyer Christina Plumlee!

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

Behind the Boutique: Stanley Korshak Bridal

MacKenzie Brittingham purchased the salon two years ago and quickly began to bring new energy and talent to the salon. She hired well-known bridal professional Christina Plumlee in December 2017, which has evolved into a powerful partnership. Christina came from another high-end bridal salon in the Dallas area. The duo has kept longstanding hit designers like Vera Wang front and center while also bringing in popular new designers like Sareh Nouri and Gracy Accad.

Brides can expect to receive a truly personal experience with her own stylist. “Our team really listens. I think that’s so important,” Christina says. The salon has a wide variety of gowns for brides getting married on the beach to a cathedral wedding.

“My goal is to supply brides with the best from well-known designers while continually bringing in fresh new talent. This new buy for fall will make the salon the premier destination for savvy brides.” -Buyer and Manager Christina Plumlee

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MacKenzie fell in love with wedding gowns, mastering sketches that captivated brides and led her to starting her own design company that she still maintains to date inside Stanley Korshak Bridal. She has a passion for creating gorgeous couture evening and bridal gowns. Christina first got her knack for weddings while working with her husband doing wedding photography.

“I tried working in retail once and went to work opening new stores, but the satisfaction you get from helping making someone’s special day come to life cannot be duplicated. I have been a bridal buyer for the last 15 years. It was a natural fit after working with so many brides,” Christina says.

With inspiration at their fingertips, brides are becoming more informed and more adventurous in their search for the perfect gown. It’s that desire for the latest styles in bridal that pushes these two to keep pursuing bigger things. They’re averaging about a trunk show a month, luring new brides into their salon regularly. Brides, alongside their mothers and girlfriends, sip champagne while they take in the more than 300 designer gowns waiting to be tried on. Brides can purchase their gown and get their alterations done in-house by some of the top seamstresses in the market.

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“Our goal is to make the shopping experience something that the bride remembers the rest of her life and tells her friends about,” Christina says.

Christina and MacKenzie have plans to open new stores in other cities eventually, but for now are focused on continuing to grow the Dallas location. The new lines from markets in New York City, Milan, and Barcelona will begin occupying the store windows between August and October of this year.

“The new arrivals will change the face of the salon even more making this salon the destination for brides of the next decade,” Christina says.

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Wedding Workout + Playlist from Bells & Barbells

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Happy Friday lovelies! We’ve raved about Bells and Barbells before – we absolutely love their customized fitness and nutrition plans for busy brides and grooms. To give you a little taste of the fun (and burn!) you can expect when working with Bells and Barbells, we’re sharing this awesome wedding workout and the perfect playlist to keep you motivated. Whether you’re starting completely from scratch or are a veteran looking to take your fitness to the next level, Bells and Barbells can customize the perfect program for you. They can help you find out what works best for your body, how to make the most out of your gym time and learn how to reach and surpass your health and fitness goals! Enjoy your workout!

Bells and Barbells Top 5 Wedding Dress Exercises

Squat + Hip Extension
Start in standing position with feet shoulder width apart. Push your butt out sinking into a squat position. Once you return to the top of the squat kick each leg back to perform hip extension.

Reverse Lunge + Skip
Start in standing position stepping backwards into a lunge. As you return back to the top pull the same knee up into a skip.

Plank + Leg Raise
Start in plank position. Kick each leg up.

Push-Up + Shoulder Tap
Perform a push-up (chest should touch the ground). Once at the top of your push-up tap each hand to your opposite shoulder.

Twisted Mountain + Plank Jack
Start in plank position, keeping your core engaged pull each knee to your opposite elbow. Return to plank position and jump feet out and back in.

Wedding Workout Playlist

Feel Good – Griffin & Illenium (feat. Daya)
Sugar – Maroon 5
Forever – Chris Brown
Push It – Salt n Peppa
Love Never Felt So Good – Michael Jackson + Justin Timberlake
We Found Love – Rihanna
Crazy In Love – Beyonce
I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love – Usher
Wannabe – Spice Girls
Marry You – Bruno Mars
I Need Your Love – Calvin Harris