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Ring in the Holidays with The True Gem!

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The holidays are such a wonderful time of year for so many reasons, but one of our all time faves is all the proposal stories we get to hear! If you’re shopping for a dazzling diamond to make an appearance under the Christmas tree, you’ll definitely want to check out the amazing custom creations from The True Gem. These jewelers have a passion for responsibly sourced gemstones and diamonds that are not only affordable, but beautiful! If you’ve already got the engagement ring covered, they also carry pieces that are perfect for the wedding day. For sparkling necklaces to classic earrings and everything in between, visit The True Gem to complete your wedding look! With that being said, we thought we’d share some dazzling engagement rings for you to peruse. We know it will be hard to pick just one! Cheers!

Photo: Tyler + Lindsey

Photo: Laylee Emadi Photography

Photo: Tyler + Lindsey

North Texas Wedding Musicians You’ll Want to Book

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Your fiancé proposed, you’ve announced to your friends and family you’re engaged, and now it’s time to celebrate! When planning your wedding, the right music selection can set the tone. From your ceremony to reception, finding a DJ or band that showcases your personality can allow you to feel at ease and enjoy the day. More than just supplying the tunes, the right DJ or band serves as an emcee for the evening, guiding your guests through key milestones such as the cake cutting, speeches and dances. Check out three of our favorite North Texas wedding musicians you are going to want to book! These musicians will make sure your wedding day will be one you and your guests will remember for years to come. Happy planning!

DJ Jason Esquire – From the first dance to the final dance, DJ Jason Esquire makes sure your guests always know what is going on and coming up. He doesn’t want to be the guy who shows up to your wedding and plays songs; he wants to really get to know you two and help create an atmosphere that’s perfect for you as well as everyone who’s attending. As a bride, you have so much going on, you shouldn’t have to worry about music, so leave it up to this expert DJ.

Photo: NBarrett Photography

Royal Dukes Band – The Royal Dukes Band is a 3 to 14 piece band that will customize their music to meet your taste. The band travels to perform concerts so that you have the chance to hear them live before booking. If you’re booking The Royal Dukes Band for your ceremony, they will even send you a demo CD with their simple approach to ceremony music. For receptions, they pride themselves on their high-energy and flawless performance to keep your guests dancing all night long!

Box Talent Agency – Drive – Box Talent Agency has set the industry standard by booking and promoting entertainment in more than 35 states since 1987. For over 20 years, they have helped couples select the perfect entertainment for their rehearsal dinner, ceremony or reception. Their experienced agents know the best and most-trusted bands around the DFW area and are sure to help you find the perfect entertainer for your special day!

Just one of the many bands they book, Drive, is a five piece, high energy group with male and female vocals that cover a wide range of music spanning from country, pop, rock and everything in between from the 60’s to today’s hits. Drive is best described as a live jukebox, and they strive to accurately cover all of the songs they perform.

Watercolor Invitation Designs from North Texas Wedding Stationery Creatives

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An undeniable trend in invitations this year has been the prominence of watercolor, and it seems to have thrived in each season! Check out some of our favorite watercolor invitation designs from these North Texas stationery creatives who are ready to make your paperie dreams come true and assist in all your paper product needs! Enjoy!

Brown Fox Creative | Mockingbird Lane Photography

Golden Greys | Paisley Layne Photography

Lane Love Paper Co. | AR Photography | The Social Gather

Illustrated Weddings by Lola Lorena | Cloud Creative Events | Amanda Jameson Photography

Pink Champagne Paper | Angela King Photography

Charming Antique Styled Shoot from Gray Door Photography

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With a touch of modernity and an abundance of vintage flair, this charming antique styled shoot from Gray Door Photography is every bit as elegant as it is relaxed and easy. To introduce the ambiance, Sarah Ann Design created a custom designed paper suite featuring a hand drawn venue sketch, simple foliage leaves and carefully handwritten calligraphy. Focusing the shoot around the tabletop, Beautiful Event Rentals provided the wooden table topped with airy linens, antique brushed silver serving trays and wild flower-esq arrangements with shades of ivory, maroon and blush. A delicious looking classic two-tier white frosted cake from Sugar Bee Sweets stood as its own centerpiece atop a gold cake stand, surrounded by pickings of fresh figs and grapes. Undoubtedly, the most antique inspiration came from the bride’s look; her relaxed updo was pinned in with a vintage rose barrette, which perfectly complemented her strappy sweetheart neckline, tulle skirt gown from Lovely Bride. Not a detail was missed in this gorgeous shoot! Enjoy!

Photos // Gray Door Photography

From the photographer: “Inspired by the delicacy of wedding-day details, this shoot captures a feminine aesthetic and the romantic atmosphere of an intimate gathering. A neutral color palette with burgundy accents keeps the gallery organic and simple, letting heirloom details take center stage.​ ​Our hearts are captivated with the tiniest and most delicate details – the small things that, for a bride, become heirlooms of her love story: the fine lace trim of an antique sleeve, her dainty floral hairpin, a heartfelt love note from her husband-to-be.​ Against The Grove’s natural landscape, the tabletop sets an inviting outdoor scene. To cap the celebration, a slice of cake topped with finely crafted sugar flowers.​ ​Loose florals add texture and depth at every turn. The organic, oversized arrangements are bursting with big summer blooms and lush greenery. Delicate dahlias and blush roses pop against merlot-hued leaves and carefully layered botanical texture.​”

 

Modern Botanical Styled Shoot from MK Event Boutique

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Clean, natural and refreshingly simple, this modern botanical shoot from MK Event Boutique is the perfect dose of organic wedding inspiration no matter your venue preference! Kylie Crump Photography captured the magic between the model bride and groom, both dressed in attire fit for the nontraditional pseudo ceremony. The bride wore an elegant long sleeve, lace illusion back gown with an appropriately bohemian feel from LeAnn’s Bridal, pairing perfectly with the eased-out feel of the shoot. The crisp, white backdrop and sandstone tiled floors of the Wildridge neighborhood created an easy canvas space to allow the earthy details of the table setting stand as the focal point of the room, drawing the eye in to the bold splash of color in the deep green and brown elements of table decor. Providing rentals such as the dark wood table and trendy ghost chairs, Coral Lane helped to assemble a striking table display featuring natural elements in the wood candle holders and chargers, sleek gold rimmed glasses and gold serveware, and fresh arrangements of leafy greenery embellished with full white blooms. We’re loving every bit of this contemporary and fresh shoot! Cheers!

Photos // Kylie Crump Photography

FEATURED VENDORS

Photography | Kylie Crump Photography

Planner, Paperie & Calligraphy | MK Event Boutique

Bridal Attire | LeAnn’s Bridal 

Rentals | Coral Lane

Wildridge Neighborhood, Holly Viles Floral Design, Makeup by Krista Ann