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8 Perfectly Cozy Settings for a Texas Winter Wedding

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With shorter days upon us and winter’s chill quickly encroaching, we’re longing for places and spaces that emulate our desires for intimate gatherings and warm, homey settings. If a cold-weather wedding is on your agenda for next year or the following, you won’t want to miss our roundup of 8 perfectly cozy settings for a Texas winter wedding! For small parties to larger affairs, we’ve included a few of the area’s inviting locales that feature an aesthetic to provide a fantastic backdrop for your big day. Scroll on for more and be sure to check out our Fall/Winter 2018 issue for more on North Texas’ best venues!

8 Perfectly Cozy Settings for a Texas Winter Wedding

Hidden Pines Chapel | Hurst – Opened just earlier this year, the newest Hidden Pines venue is certainly one to remember. Like it’s sister property in Highland Village, it prominently features a unique blend of rustic elegance with modern amenities, providing the perfect aesthetic to inspire your winter style of decor. Two stunning chandeliers and crystal chiavari chairs for guests add to the glittering ambience, perfect for an early evening cozy chapel ceremony!

Photo: Liesl Claire Photography

Hollow Hill Event Center – From its rolling pastures to its elegant indoor spaces, Hollow Hill Farm Event Center is the ideal venue for a rustic wedding. Aptly named The Great Room, the wood beamed, vaulted ceiling indoor space contributes to the charm of this welcoming, farm-like venue. A connected area to serve as a dining room, the combined event space totals 3,000 square feet, providing enough space for all of your ceremony and reception needs while still maintaining a cozy feel!

Honey Hollow Ranch – Nestled into a sprawling 53-acre property, Honey Hollow Ranch defines a classic Texas venue space, with its charming rustic style and authentic “stay at the ranch” ambiance! A multitude of indoor space to create your dream setting, this charming property boasts four grand fireplaces for the perfect finishing touch to a wintertime setting. The property even has a special “lodge” like home for hosting your wedding party, complete with a heated pool as an additional activity to entertain your bridesmaids and groomsmen all weekend!

Lucky Spur Ranch – For the perfect backdrop both elegant and rustic, Lucky Spur Ranch has it all on its 56-acre property, ideal for hosting every aspect of your wedding including lodging the entire wedding party all weekend long! Offering full service from coordination to a customizable catering menu, this venue makes bringing your winter wedding dreams to life in this warm-wood interior space a breeze.

Magnolia Grace Ranch – Situated on 15 acres just east of McKinney, this new venue is an easy pick for a winter wedding with its soft, neutral color palette and homey, rustic style architecture. Giant windows and a wall of window-paneled doors allow for ample natural light, ideal for catching the infamous pink, orange and lavender hues of a Texas winter sunset! The temperature-controlled barn also includes linens for rentals in a variety of hues from cool tones to jewel tones, all perfect to fit any wintery look.

Photo: Hannah Hix Photography

The Barn at Paradise Plantation – This 8,000 square foot farmhouse space has all of the right elements of homey tradition-meets-modern rustic to serve as the perfect backdrop for a stunning winter wedding. While a larger space allows for a grander event, the picturesque property keeps the home-on-the-range like charm in the most stylish way! We could just envision a set up with warm, glowing twinkle lights and dozens of candles to add to the warm and welcoming atmosphere!

Photo: Luisa’s Secret Photography

Cliff House – A place of history and sweet southern charm, this restored church in the heart of the Bishop Arts District in Dallas is sure to evoke feelings of warmth and happiness with its intimate setting. Allowing for a maximum number of 175 guests, this cozy little spot is the perfect place to host your small-scale day without losing the amenities of a larger sized venue. It’s impossible not to fall in love with this old Texas property!

Photo: Reigh Walker Photography

The Orchard Event Venue + Retreat – The Orchard Event Venue is 7,000 square feet of open meeting space with a built-in bar and outdoor plaza with fireplace. The Reception Hall can accommodate 400 guests with the adjacent Pecan Room the ideal spot for hosting a perfectly winter inspired wedding. Warm wood walls, floors and beamed ceilings are accented by iron and crystal-accented chandeliers to add a pit of festive sparkle. The large rock-stack fireplace and stunning view of the property create an experience that you and your guests will never forget!

Photo: Nicole Berrett Photography

Explore even more of our favorite DFW metro wedding venues here!

Wedding Video Inspiration from Your Talented North Texas Creatives

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Today, we’re taking a closer look at what makes each of your talented North Texas videographers oh-so-unique! This list of creatives has cinematography down to a science, and we could not be more excited to share a few examples of their work with you. From the perfect, tear-jerking music, to the most artistically arranged story lines, you’re sure to find the ideal wedding video inspiration for you and your fiancé below.

Look out for even more wedding inspiration by following us on Pinterest, and make sure to pick up our latest Fall/Winter 2018 issue. Happy planning!

Bay Productions

Bay Productions is a husband and wife photo and video team, with a few other photographers and videographers alongside. With over 250 weddings under their belt, Bay Productions is well equipped to capture every type of wedding, as well as about 10 destination weddings a year! Their style is extremely creative, as they try to “wow” with every shot.

Reverent Wedding Films

Clay Vaughan started Reverent Wedding Films back in 2008. They’ve grown a lot over the years, but that doesn’t change the fact that they cherish every single client as if they were their very first. Their team of cinematographers and editors are dedicated to providing excellent work at an affordable cost without sacrificing integrity or creativity. They want to be the best in the field, and provide every bride with a once-in-a-lifetime experience. That’s why they’ve been able to enjoy the incredible honor of capturing hundreds of weddings, and gaining a rare amount of experience in this industry!

Co. N Films

Nat Turner created Co. N Films because of his deep passion for capturing life and telling stories. He takes a fine art approach to wedding films, and wants to capture the spirit of your big day and craft your story in to a meaningful and intimate film that will preserve the moments of your day for you to relive for years to come. His passion is in caring for your story, and capturing the details that make it.

Tyler + Lindsey

Tyler and Lindsey are a husband and wife team based out of Denton, Texas, where they met and fell in love. The couple has had the privilege of shooting over 100 weddings together. They’re adventurous in spirit, and are super passionate about working alongside each and every one of their couples as they prepare to join the married club.

Joy Neville Photography & Films

Joy Neville Photography & Films‘ style is creative storytelling that makes you happy. For most of your wedding day, their team will follow you around capturing the day as it’s happening. They believe there’s nothing that compares to getting real smiles, tears and emotions. They also believe that their overall joy is what sets them apart from others. Joy Neville Photography & Films knows how to love their clients while making them feel comfortable in front of the camera for memories that will last a lifetime!


Beyond is a turn-key production company that has fun with the details! Their professional crew knows how to take your event to the next level with lighting, audio-visual and cinematography. Their creative designers know no limit; no job is too big or too small, too tedious or too encompassing. They can transform a ballroom, revolutionize a backyard and create memories to last a lifetime. Their skilled team is the best in the industry – from lighting design and decor, to cinematography documentation and detailed editing.

Pharris Photography & Philms

Pharris Photography has built their photography business based on a love of capturing special moments. The married power duo behind the lens, Joshua and Kariss, each bring their unique stills to create brilliant photos. With Joshua being tech savvy and the go-to-guy for equipment, his expertise results in a perfect photo. Kariss, the other half of the duo, is a jack of all creative trades. Her creative visions come to life through the photos. With the perfect balance of personality and professionalism, Pharris Photos add their personable touch to your special day and capture those moments you will cherish forever.

Your Best Wedding Day Advice: From Brides, For Brides!

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Today’s blog is a special one – we’re sharing the best wedding day advice from YOU, our readers! We asked past brides on Instagram to share the best advice that helped as they planned their big day. The responses we received were so valuable! We picked out a few of our favorites to share with all of you below. Remember, in each and every Brides of North Texas mag, you’ll find not only wonderful advice from planners, brides and vendors alike, but ideas and resources galore to alleviate the stress of planning your dream day.  Scroll below to read helpful tidbits of wedding day advice from DFW brides. Happy planning!

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Photo // Stephanie Brazzle Photography

On slowing down:

“Set aside 5-10 minutes right after the ceremony to take it all in!” – Kellie B.

“It goes by so fast. Make sure you take time to enjoy each other and your guests and not rush to each photo op.” – Alexa T.

“Don’t try to do everything (or anything) yourself! Delegate duties so you can enjoy every moment.” – Olivia O.

“Stay with your significant other as much as possible on your wedding day! Remember it as a ‘together’ day!” – Aspynn T.

On smart planning:

“Don’t forget lunch for your bridal party and family day-of!” – Jennifer M.

“Tell your planner everything you hope to have happen on your wedding day.” – Tay R.

“Have someone film how to bustle your dress!” – Mikka J.

“Save all emails from all vendors (create a Wedding folder in your email). This saved me multiple times.” – Kaylyn A.

On prioritizing:

“Stick to what you really want for your day, and don’t let a vendor make you feel guilty for it.” – H.R.

“If you have a tight budget, spending money on a great photographer will be worth it!” – Morgan M.

“Listen to your significant other’s ideas. You will regret it later for not listening to them!” – Alicia L.

“If your wedding doesn’t feel like the absolute best, most perfect day of your life, that’s okay.” – N.C.H.

Order a copy of the Fall/Winter 2018 Brides of North Texas magazine for even more helpful ideas and gorgeous inspiration. Cheers!

Contemporary Elegance Wedding Design by Laning Photography

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Dramatic contrast and exquisite details characterize this stunning contemporary elegance wedding design styled shoot. Captured by Laning Photography, the Spanish-styled Chapel at Ana Villa served as a gorgeous backdrop for the day, offering the perfect amount of charm and sophistication. The model brides wowed in both a spaghetti-strap A-line gown, featuring intricate lace detail and a sweetheart neckline, as well as an illusion off-the-shoulder long sleeve sheath dress with beading detail that’s absolutely to-die-for! Tease to Please Hair & Makeup provided flawless glam to complete their looks. Night Owl Coffee Cart created the cutest outdoor focal point. We love the idea of offering your guests a cup of joe for a brunch wedding! Keep scrolling for the breathtaking imagery from this shoot, and find even more inspiration within the pages of our latest Fall/Winter 2018 issue. Cheers!

Photos // Laning Photography

Whimsical Romance Wedding Inspiration at White Sparrow Barn

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When you give an airy white backdrop a dazzling jewel-toned color palette, you get the beauty that is this gorgeously styled shoot filled with whimsical romance wedding inspiration at the White Sparrow Barn! The perfect dose of fall wedding inspo, rich hues rule the brightly lit space with shades of navy, raspberry, jade green, marigold and plum. Thanks to a spectacular show of floral arrangements and greenery garland, the otherwise rustic-chic space was instantly transformed into a whimsical fairytale dotted with delicate blooms and with its mix of antique and modern furniture pieces. A gorgeous forest green velvet settee framed by vintage-inspired lanterns made for an picturesque lounge area for the model bride and groom, and a dessert display table in a weathered wood look added a bit of vintage charm to the setting, thanks to rentals from Gold Dust Event Co. Along with a delicious cake, we love the variety of unique treats from Dandelion Cheesecakes added to the mix, giving inspiration that’s sure to make your night a sweet one! And as the last, and dare we say most beautiful, element to the shoot, the model bride looked stunning in a coral-like illusion lace gown with a classic hairstyle by Styles by Vero, pinned up for a flowing, sheer veil to trail behind. We love, love, LOVE this darling, trend-inspired shoot!

Photos // Tamara Maz Photography