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!
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.”
Another incredible issue has hit newsstands across the metro, and the 10th anniversary issue at that! And while we can’t wait for local brides-to-be to dive into all the imagery that’s filled the new issue, we also want to connect our audience with the incredible mag creatives who brought each piece of wedding inspo to life. Click below to meet the local North Texas weddings planners, florists, rental companies, hair and makeup pros, cake and dessert bakers, invitation designers and caterers featured in the Spring/Summer 2018 mag to begin building your own wedding day team. Happy Monday!
Our inboxes were flooded with so many adorable submissions for this year’s Looks of Love Contest! It was unbelievably difficult to narrow it down to 16 finalists, and we can’t imagine trying to pick a winner, which is why we’re enlisting the help of our followers! This year, we’re letting YOU decide – pop over to our Insta Story at @bridesofnorthtx to vote on our Sweet 16 finalists March Madness style (or Bachelor fantasy league style – whichever you prefer!). We’ve made the bracket – you tell us whose story is your fave! Each day we’ll eliminate half the couples so that on February 13th, the final two finalists go head-to-head. So check in daily (weekdays) to vote for your favorite couples, and read each duo’s adorable story here!
The couple with the most likes will be crowned the Brides of North Texas 2019 Looks of Love winners and will be treated to 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!
Check back on Valentine’s Day to see the 2019 winners, and tell your pals to follow @bridesofnorthtx to vote!
Photos top left to bottom, top right to bottom: Kelly Costello Photography, Sami Kathryn Photography, Megan Kay Photography, Brittany Clark Photography, Jen Symes Photography, Nate and Grace Photography, Amy Herfurth Photography, Kate Pease Photography, Sarah Kate | Photographer, Madeline Shea Photography, Megan Kay Photography, Brooke Taelor, Alba Rose Photography, Bay Productions, Sparrow and Gold Photography
Weddings are all about pairs that are perfect for each other — and we have some creative pairings of specialty beverages and beautiful blooms that are just that! The talented teams from Nightowl Coffee Cart and HD Liquid Catering dreamed up some wonderful drinks like a chai tea old fashioned, prickly pear punch and everything in between to complement lush florals from the best local floral designers. This styled shoot captured by Tyler + Lindsey at Hickory Street Annex really has it all, including gorgeous gowns from Patsy’s, A Bridal Boutique! Get your wedding inspiration on as you browse. Cheers!
Photos // Tyler + Lindsey