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6 DFW Wedding Details You Never Knew You Needed – Until Now!

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To make your DFW wedding day one-of-a-kind, you may need some one-of-a-kind vendors to help, including some you never even knew you needed! Until now, that is. These local favorites are some of North Texas industry insiders’ most raved about specialty wedding vendors and they are ready to transform your celebration into one that’s extra memorable and truly unforgettable – with the help of their totally unique wedding details! From elegantly explosive pyrotechnic displays to lavish life-size video walls that broadcast your visuals of choice, there’s a little bit of everything in this mix. Take a look below at some of the super cool ways these specialty vendors can add that extra *sparkle* to your DFW wedding day. Cheers!

Wedding DJ

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When it comes to wedding music, DJ Jason Esquire knows just how to ease even the shyest guest out onto the dance floor, what type of music will make a wedding even more memorable, and how to help a couple find their perfect first dance song (if you’re engaged and still trying to find yours, check out his helpful insight here)! Jason gets to know each couple before the big day arrives, so he knows what vibes are right and reflect their love best. Music comes naturally to him, and playing the perfect tunes to fit each perfect moment of your wedding day will be a breeze. You can focus on fancy footwork with your new spouse rather than awkward pauses or dead-air silence!

Photo // Bradford Martens Photography

 

Wedding Fireworks

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Talk about your wedding going out with a bang! This all-star firework show company is a favorite in DFW weddings because they don’t just shoot off fireworks at your event – they individually plan a show for each of their couples and integrate it smoothly into the reception. PrestoTechnics offers three different package tiers: classic, premium and custom. Each package includes the product, show design, setup, clean up, and at least two licensed technicians on site! The difference between the classic and premium is the height of the effects and size of the firework. The premium and custom shows also include music of your choice during the display, for which they provide their own sound system! With the custom show package, the couple to be wed are in the driver’s seat – PrestoTechnics allows you full customization of the display which is choreographed to the music of your choice! The safety of the audience, facility, grounds, and operators is their top priority, so there is no cutting corners. Their team values the importance of shooting a show safely and leaving a venue as clean as they found it.

Photo // Haley Rynn Ringo

 

Live Band

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Having a live professional band performing at your wedding sounds cool enough as it is, but when you realize your guests will feel like they’re in the VIP section at an A-list concert it sounds a little cooler, right? Royal Dukes Band is the real deal and they are nothing short of perfectly professional, putting on a lively and talent-filled show at each and every event. Referred to as “always playing the best songs” and “out of this world good” by recent brides, they are sure to knock some socks off. And, including a piece in the band to suit any sound you like, these musicians come ready to put on the show of a lifetime for you and the guests at your now next-level wedding.

Photo // Brooke Taelor

 

Custom Craft Cocktails

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Modern Pour was founded out of a realized need for a full-service beverage catering partner who understands how to contribute to an exceptional experience. At Modern Pour, they are passionate about elevating your event through the beverage program, where every cocktail tells a story. And by telling a story, they’re playing a part in your story! Making sweet wedding memories with an ice-cold gin and tonic in hand is the best way to tie the knot, in our opinion! Plus, the perfect way to ensure that your dance floor doesn’t resemble a ghost town at any point during your event is by serving up craft cocktails from Modern Pour! If you can name it, chances are the bartenders at Modern Pour can make it for you. Their team of talented mixologists work with you to invent recipes that transport each guest to the very place they belong – your party. There’s really no other way to end the night than with that specialty drink, and Modern Pour promises to keep them coming!

 

Video Walls

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Time Matters Entertainment has it all when it comes to high tech rentals! Just say the word and they will construct lavish, life-size video walls to display your love in flawless definition or amplify those sentimental speeches with some of their audio equipment – the choice is yours but either way, the wow factor is undoubtedly elevated! Want to shine a spotlight on your love? The team also offers different lighting setups including uplighting and wash lighting, among other options. The company’s talented professionals can give entry areas pizzaz, add romance to bar areas, and much more with their elegant and illuminating designs.

Photo // Pharris Photos & Philms

 

Discounted Designer Wedding Dresses

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Just beginning the bridal process? Molly’s Bridal Closet is the very first place you should head for rows and rows of trumpets, mermaids, ball gowns, sheath gowns, A-line, and tea length, oh my! The perfect dress for any bridal beauty lies somewhere in the aisles of Molly’s Bridal Closet – it’s just up to you to go find it! Need a little extra help narrowing your vision or finding the gown of your dreams? The staff would love to assist you in finding the gown that will lead to your happily ever after. Plus, for the month of November, all their bridal and special occasion gowns are 50% off the marked price both in-store and online! Talk about a steal!


Still looking to make your ordinary DFW wedding details a little more extraordinary? We know the best in the business! Browse a vast variety of North Texas wedding vendors here. Cheers!

12 Picture Perfect Industrial Style North Texas Wedding Venues

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With a mile-long list of fabulous North Texas wedding venues, choosing the perfect space for your big day can be nothing short of a task. The rise of modern, industrial spaces is prevalent across the wedding industry, and the Dallas-Fort Worth area proves itself as a key player with ample venues to perfectly suit this style! We’ve rounded up a list of 12 picture perfect industrial style North Texas wedding venues to help you check out some what area has to offer. Scroll through and be sure to click through to your favorites for more details!

12 Picture Perfect Industrial Style North Texas Wedding Venues

Trinity River Audubon Center: With incredible natural light, stunning architectural pieces, a forest backdrop and a field full of wildflowers, the Trinity River Audubon Center combines every good thing about industrial style and the outdoors into one gorgeous venue. Full of floor-to-ceiling windows, your big day will not lack in natural light or some of the best views around, making your day feel light, airy, and perfectly outdoorsy indoors. There’s no need to choose between having an outdoor ceremony surrounded by their breathtaking prairie setting or an indoor modern-industrial affair, because this venue gives you both with multiple outdoor and indoor spaces! The Trinity River Audubon Center is truly a picture-perfect venue for your dream industrial wedding!

Photo: Allen Tsai Photography

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The Ostreum – Industrial lovers, this is THE wedding venue for you! The Ostreum is a hidden pearl inside an industrial warehouse in Fort Worth. The exposed beams throughout and the unique light fixtures add speakeasy flair to the space. Full of modern architecture and tons of charm, the Ostreum is an easy choice when choosing where to have your industrial wedding dream!

Photo: Matt Allen

Venue Forty|50 – With a few spaces on-site available for use on your big day, Venue Forty|50’s largest room features a more modern, elegant take on an industrial space, with high ceilings, clean lines and gorgeous, round iron chandeliers. Additional rooms include a large space capable of accommodating up to 300 guests ideal for a cocktail party or seated dinner, a patio often used for a pre-reception cocktail hour and a smaller, private room perfect for a bridal suite or chapel for smaller weddings.

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Artspace111  – Set inside an industrial-like Fort Worth art gallery, Artspace111 is an ideal venue for an intimate wedding amidst two of the property’s unique sculpture gardens. An indoor gallery creates an interesting backdrop for a seated dinner or cocktail hour where guests can enjoy viewing the gallery’s newest collections and installations with bites and beverages crafted by one of the venues great catering options!

Photo: Grant Daniels

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Brik Venue – White brick walls contrasted by dark wood floors give this industrial event space a more feminine and softer look, perfect for the bride who wants a look full of romance with a bit of an edge. With two levels, a quaint courtyard accessible from both levels and a private back porch area, a customizable flow for your wedding is easily achieved at Brik!

Photo: Charla Storey

Monroe Pearson – Designed with an industrial speakeasy in mind, Monroe Pearson has a large space with enticing photo-worthy details like exposed brick, Edison bulb chandeliers and multiple rooms to accommodate up to 350 guests. Wedding packages are customizable to suit your needs, but all include a free two-hour portrait session, string lights, tables, chairs and linens and use of on-site suites for getting ready.

Photo: Allen Tsai Photography

Brake and Clutch Warehouse – Set in Dallas’ trendy Deep Ellum neighborhood, this gorgeously artistic space combines unique design details with an earthy, rustic feel to bring the best in an industrial yet pretty venue! Decor elements available for use include farm tables, high cocktail tables, wine barrels, satellite bars and gift stations, eliminating the need to rent these additional spaces and adding an extra touch of rustic beauty to your space.

Photo: Jeff Brummett Visuals

Sixty Five Hundred – With the blank canvas that is provided at Sixty Five Hundred, it gives you the opportunity to have an intimate, simple setting or the large, extravagant wedding of your dreams. As a refurbished warehouse in central Dallas, Sixty Five Hundred provides a rustic yet modern feel that is sure to go with any type of design.

Photo: Allen Tsai Photography

The Empire Room – With ample indoor and outdoor space for entertaining your wedding guests, The Empire Room provides you with a clean space that you can mold to be whatever you would like. The Empire Room is located in the Design District of Dallas, which will provide your wedding guests with a trendy, modern vibe as they are celebrating your special day.

Photo: Apryl Ann Photography

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The Station – Did someone say industrial farmhouse? The only answer you should have is The Station! Located in historic downtown McKinney, The Station is a mixture of salvaged and industrial modern materials. Their shiplap walls, black concrete countertops, iron fixtures, and roll up garage door pop perfectly against the bright white walls of the event space, making for the most picturesque industrial venue! A wedding full of vintage and industrial charm needs to be here!

Photo: Cassie Loree Photography

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The Sound at Cypress Water – The Sound is the ultimate wedding venue for the adventurous and fun-loving couple! Their Town House venue is the place to look for all the industrial vibes on site! With gorgeous views of the surrounding neighborhoods, the exposed ceiling, and multiple unique light fixtures, what’s not to love? Plus, you’ll have the most unforgettable wedding weekend when you have your ceremony here – full of endless restaurants, shops, and adventure possibilities, the fun times will be remembered for years to come!

Photo: @moss.and.metal

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Four Corners Brewing Company – Having your industrial wedding at a brewing company just became real, and we’re so here for it! The Stables event space at Four Corners Brewing Company is industrial wedding goals. The charm of century-old architecture with views of the contemporary downtown Dallas scene combine to give you the ultimate wedding venue. Full of rustic brick walls, exposed beams and piping, and roll up garage doors, the Stables is sure to have what you are looking for. Having an industrial wedding here is just too easy!

 


Take a peek at even more venues ranging in style from ballroom to rustic barn and everything in between on our Wedding Venues page!

Vintage Architectural Wedding Inspiration with Just a Few Edgy Touches

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Elegant and artistic in its vintage design, this architectural wedding inspiration from the planners at Maxwell + Gray checks off ALL our boxes. Refined and timeless antique elements alongside trendy and chic bridal attire create lovely juxtaposition in these light-filled wedding scenes captured artfully by Silver Bear Creative, and there isn’t a single bad spot in Bingham House for photo taking purposes! Only a three-minute walk from picturesque, Historic Downtown McKinney, Bingham House has stood as a symbol of southern hospitality since 1883 and will continue to do so for generations to come. This centuries-old, Victorian home transforms into your modern dream venue, ideal for every precious milestone in your life. Artists at Tease to Please Hair & Makeup created the perfect warm smokey look to complement this model’s brown eyes, and her loose boho side sweep adds yet another modern touch to her faux-bridal beauty. A gilded, Victorian-inspired lounge chair from Loot Rentals takes center stage in this architectural wedding inspiration, and we love how its bright white color draws your eyes to any who sit in it – perfect for your wedding day! Lawson Event Rentals provided pieces to create the prettiest vintage tablescape with a crocheted doily table runner, gilded plates and gold flatware galore! An artsy yet abstract four-tiered creation from Butterfly Cakery looks right at home on its distressed place surrounded by romantic dove gray candles in opulent golden candlestick holders that really set the mood. There is so much inspiration to be upheld within these vintage-inspired scenes! Read on for a note from the planners at Maxwell + Gray about the vision behind the shoot and how it was carried out. Cheers!

Photo // Silver Bear Creative

From the planner, Maxwell + Gray: “The historic Bingham House is a beauty, and we wanted to play into the architectural history of the space while bringing in a bit of edge and modern flair. We did with abstract, wildflower florals, and style choices like a hat and booties for our bride. We had fun popping champagne and pampering the models, who had to change their own wedding plans due to COVID-19. A dream team of vendors pulled off a beautiful shoot that we’re excited to share!”


Still on the hunt for more gorgeous inspo? Check out all our styled shoots and curated wedding inspiration here.

Eleven Breathtaking Chapel Wedding Venues in North Texas

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The traditional elegance of beautiful chapel wedding venues is hard to beat! Luckily we’ve got you covered. After much perusing, we’ve composed a list of our favorite stunning chapel wedding venues that North Texas has to offer! From light and airy to rustic and dreamy, we’ve got eleven incredible options for brides wanting a venue full of splendid romance. Make sure to check out our all the venues North Texas has to offer on our venues page!

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Hidden Pines Chapel | Highland Village – Hidden Pines Chapel in Highland Village embodies southern-charm with its blend of rustic-elegance and state-of-the-art amenities. Accommodating over 325 guests, the chapel’s dramatic windows brings in a beautiful light and airy atmosphere. With and stone and wood finishings, it’s the perfect mix of chic and Hill Country.

Photo: Tracy Enoch Photography

The Laurel – The picturesque location of The Laurel is spread across six acres of beautiful Grapevine countryside. An intimate chapel with windows overlooking beautiful greenery outside can seat over 260 guests. With a wide aisle and stunning window, The Laurel gives off a Texas Hill Country vibe without ever leaving DFW! The venue is complete with a beautiful outdoor space for all of your friends and family to gather.

Photo: Lion Heart Image

Aristide | Flower Mound – Aristide Flower Mound is a remarkable gorgeous venue. With it’s high-vaulted ceilings and beautiful chandeliers, your guests are sure to be impressed. Along with a spacious reception hall and built in bar, Flower Mound is lined with trees, perfect for outdoor events. Accommodating 160 guests, the old-world style of Flower Mound is a studding backdrop for your special day!

Photo: Jamie Huffman Photography

Chapel at Ana Villa – This Spanish-style venue designed with a beautiful staircase, gorgeous chandeliers, and wall of windows creates the perfect backdrop for your wedding. Accommodating up to 350, Ana Villa has a unique and moody ambience your guests will fall in love with. For your reception, you can choose between two uniquely beautiful locations. The Grand Ballroom embodies drama and sophistication with a grand staircase and 21 foot ceilings. For a more intimate reception, La Cava (Spanish for wine room) is the perfect space with up to 140 guests and brick-accented walls.

Photo: Stephanie Brazzle Photography

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Ashton Gardens – The renovated and picturesque glass-enclosed chapel of Ashton Gardens has the whole package. Nestled in a private forest, you can walk down the aisle of gleaming ivory pews with an incredible view from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Including experienced event coordinators, a 5-star Chef and a reception ballroom that can hold up to 400, Ashton Gardens guarantees a flawless wedding.

Photo: Veronica VanGessel

Chapel Creek Ranch – The spacious and gorgeous venue of Chapel Creek Ranch offers their brides multiple ceremony locations, from the quaint white-washed chapel to the newly-renovated barn and the widespread outdoor space. With the white-washed chapel and the vaulted ceilings in the barn, you are sure to feel like you are at a Texas oasis when visiting the ranch nestled away in the rolling meadows of Denton.

 

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Aristide | Colleyville – With vaulted ceilings, Mediterranean columns and custom made glass crystal chandeliers, Aristide | Colleyville makes for a dreamy DFW wedding destination. With its newly renovated chapel, you will love the classic charm felt while being wed in the most modern elegance.

Photo: Lightly Photography

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Aristide | McKinney – Much like it’s sister property, Aristide | McKinney boasts of many gorgeous amenities like custom glass crystal chandeliers, vaulted ceilings and seating for up to 300. With a beautiful chapel, two unique ballrooms to accommodate any size soiree and spacious bride and groom suites for pre-ceremony pampering, Aristide | McKinney’s chapel is a beautiful space to say “I do.”

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The Cliff House – This stunning restored church in the heart of the Bishop Arts District is sure to be a special place for many upcoming brides. Coming soon, The Cliff House inspires a touch of history and timeless love into your big day, with a beautiful white exterior and rustic wood throughout, it’s sure to be incredible.

Photo: Reigh Walker Photo & Films

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Hidden Pines Chapel | Hurst – Starting bookings in May 2018, the new Hidden Pines Chapel in Hurst will be one to remember. Like it’s sister property, it will feature a unique blend of rustic elegance with modern amenities, and will accommodate up to 200 guests. Featuring two stunning chandeliers and crystal chiavari chairs for guests, it’s sure to be a beautiful place to say “I do.”

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The Milestone Denton – Boasting elegance, unique architecture and ample southern charm, The Milestone Denton’s gorgeous mansion property is an easy choice for both indoor and outdoor options. Property additions like the outdoor pond and gazebo, the charming indoor chapel and the sweeping, grand staircase inside the mansion make for a marvelous look and feel reminiscent of a southern storybook classic.

Photo: Wiler Weddings


Looking for something a little less traditional than these chapel wedding venues? See our full list of DFW wedding venues here!

Our Guide to Booking the Right Wedding Officiant for You

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The wedding planning process is full of making decisions but choosing who marries you to your soulmate is one of the biggest. We are here to help you make sure that your big day is in the hands of the right person! Keep reading to learn what you need to know when booking a wedding officiant!

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Photo // Stephanie Brazzle Photography

Early Bird Gets the Worm

In order to ensure that your wedding day is accompanied by the perfect officiant, it’s always good to get a head start on the search. It is important to give yourself enough time to find the perfect person to marry you without feeling rushed. Start looking for an officiant far in advance so you can take your time while interviewing and researching the right people.

Decide on the Type

There are multiple different types of wedding officiants. To have the wedding of your dreams, you need to determine which type of officiant is best for you. One way to make this decision is by taking a look at the type of ceremony you picture. Here are the different types of officiants that you can choose to marry you.

Religious Wedding Officiant

If you are envisioning a religious ceremony to highlight your faith, this is the type of officiant you should look into hiring. A religious wedding officiant can be a rabbi, minister, priest, pastor or another type of spiritual leader to create a wedding that calls attention to your beliefs. The officiant could be a religious leader that you have known for years or someone new that you have found to appreciate.

Professional Wedding Officiant

These are officiants that are licensed and experienced in performing marriage ceremonies. This type of officiant normally has a great deal of experience, so they bring professionalism and poise to your ceremony. Since professionals normally specialize in certain areas like interfaith or secular ceremonies, a couple might consider hiring one if they are not intending on having a religious ceremony.

Civil Wedding Officiant

Couples might choose a civil wedding officiant to keep with a straightforward style wedding. This type of officiant is someone that performs marriage ceremonies in accordance with state laws. A civil officiant can be a judge, mayor, notary or another title that can assist you in getting married within the laws of your state.

Ordained Family Member or Friend

One way to personalize your wedding is by getting married by a family member or one of your close friends. Many people find it comforting to have a close friend or family member standing up at the altar, marrying them. If you are looking for a way to add your own personal touch to the ceremony, this is something to consider and is relatively easy and inexpensive to accomplish.

Do Your Homework

This step requires you and your significant other to do some digging. Once you have decided on a type of officiant, it is always smart to get some additional information where you can. Get referrals from newlywed friends or scroll through the internet about potential officiants. This can help you learn about the executions of their past weddings and also introduce you to their credentials.

Share the Same Values

Once you have your sights set on a few officiants, it is time to pay close attention to if you can truly see them officiating your wedding. There are a few qualities you want to make sure that they have, a crucial one is that you want to make sure they have the same values that you and your fiancé share. This step is not something that you want to overlook. The last thing you want is to hire an officiant that does not have the same views or values as you and your significant other.

Pick the Confident Speaker

A final thing to look for in an officiant is their presence while speaking. You want to select an officiant that you not only respect but one that is comfortable speaking in front of groups of people. Before committing to an officiant, make sure they are confident speakers, so the ceremony is clear and orderly. By choosing a confident speaker, the ceremony will flow easily and lack any awkward silences that could come with stage fright or inexperience, making it a happy moment to look back on.


You’ve picked your officiant, and now it’s time to start working on the ceremony! Think about what you want included – unity ceremony, songs, readings, ect. – then get to work on those vows! Here’s our guide to writing your own.