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Ask the Expert: Q&A with North Texas Wedding Planner Glitter and Glue Weddings

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When it comes to making your wedding day memorable, personalization is everything. But where to begin? Owner Ammie Thomas of Glitter and Glue Weddings and Events has several awesome ideas on this topic, and she’s sharing them with us today as part of our Ask the Expert series! Read on to find out some of Ammie’s favorite ways to add personality to your wedding day and what wedding planning means to her.

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Photo // Stephanie Michelle Photography

What is your favorite part of being a wedding planner?

My favorite part of being a wedding planner is meeting all of my amazing couples and being able to play such a key role on a new chapter of their life together. The smiles and hugs are so heartwarming throughout the wedding day from not only the bride and groom but also the wedding party. That just reminds me of why I love what I love.

What’s the one piece of advice you share with every bride?

Be true to yourself when planning your wedding. Things happen, and be completely honest with yourself and have an open mind. I won’t take away all of the stress, but at the very least 90% of it!

Favorite way for a bride to personalize her wedding?

I love when my couples incorporate a common hobby into the seating arrangement or the table decor. It’s okay to not follow trends, simply because they go out left and right, so I encourage couples to dig deep on the personal levels and make your guests say, “That’s so them!”

What are the key deadlines every bride should meet?

This one is tricky! Everything is key when planning a wedding, but I kind of cringe when a bride is 3-6 months out and they don’t have a photographer. Make that a priority next to the venue obviously. I’ve witnessed couples having to settle because their dream photographer was booked, or not being able to find a suitable fit. Another great “deadline” is making time for yourself. Brides get so caught up in constantly planning, make it a must to go on a date night or a spa day and not think or do anything wedding planning-related. It’s always nice to just step away and refresh yourself.

How do you navigate family conflict when planning?

Family is family and we all want to make everyone happy when it comes to planning a date where two families are coming together. Honestly, the best way to navigate things is to have sit-down, face-to-face chats about wants, needs and meeting halfway on certain things. It’s okay to communicate. Things may or may not get heated, but it won’t be the end of the world. At the end of the day it’s about you and your fiancé.

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You can find Glitter and Glue Weddings and Events in our vendor directory and can reach out to her  directly via her vendor profile if you’d like to know more about her wedding planning services! Special thanks to Ammie for sharing her knowledge with us.

Rustic Holiday Wedding Inspo from Lyons Events

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With the holiday season in full swing, what’s not to love about this rustic holiday wedding inspiration from Lyons Events with pops of deep red, cozy textured details and greenery galore? Heavier textures ground the scene with rustic flair, from the wooden walls and farmhouse table and chairs by Beautiful Event Rentals to the herringbone brick fireplace and natural wood backdrops. Against these settings, the more delicate white, red and green details really pop! Simple touches, like a lone sprig of green atop each fresh white plate makes the table setting both inviting and approachable, along with hand-calligraphed stationery on crisp parchment paper evoking the nostalgia of the season. The bride’s look calls for natural elegance, with polished yet unfussy hair and makeup, a shiny diamond from The True Gem and a gorgeous lace boatneck gown from Lovely Bride Dallas. Waiting to take the couple on a cozy honeymoon after this intimate rustic holiday celebration is a vintage red convertible from Blue Diamond Limousines. What a fun touch! This whole season has us ready for all the holiday weddings – we can’t wait!

Photos // Gray Door Photography


Modern Serenity | Intimate Studio Styled Shoot from Lyons Events

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A bright studio setting and a boho air plant as the central inspirational focal point create modern serenity and simplistic beauty of this intimate studio styled shoot from Lyons Events! Elements of a few different styles, from boho to feminine classic, flow seamlessly in this serene and calming aesthetic. Acrylic stationery by Lyons Paperie set the tone for a modern and simple setup, while the scene was completed with a sleek table, laser-cut white chairs and mod accent pieces. A striking diamond ring from The True Gem Company is understated yet wows, just like the bride’s insanely gorgeous natural makeup by The Styling Stewardess. For the bride who loves modern, bright designs with a touch of organic and boho details, this “modern serenity” styled shoot sure fits the bill for inspiration!

Photos // Gray Door Photography

From the planner: “The inspiration for this shoot all began with an air plant. Their shape and color serve as such inspiration. Incorporating this plant into a more romantic color palette gave it a very serene and modern feel. Katie Bug Florals created an asymmetrical installation that was equal parts bohemian and modern. The way she composed the flowers to seem as if they were climbing and reaching as if they were naturally occurring on the stands. She also used the Japanese flower arrangement of Ikebana on the centerpieces. To balance the density of the ceremony arrangements, the Ikebana requires intention in design, as every individual bloom is seen. The dress from Elizabeth Leese reflected both the bohemian and modern vibe with the top portion being completely lace, with a silk train. Crumb and Kettle created a cake that had both square and round tiers – a nice balance to the shoot. Lyons Paperie created acrylic invitations and menus to create a modern, yet simplistic design.”

Modern Whimsy Wedding Inspiration by MK Event Boutique

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Luxurious and eclectic details come together to create our dream wedding in this Modern Whimsy wedding inspiration inspiration shoot by MK Event Boutique. A tablescape from Top Tier Event Rentals & Staffing and AM Linen Rental creates a vintage element while candles and whimsical bouquets from Out of the Garden as well as a luxe lounge setting from Coral Lane, add the ultimate romance factor. Butterfly Cakery created a textured cake that complemented the soft, charming scenery of the day at D’Vine Grace Vineyards & Event VenuesThe Bridal Boutique is to credit for the gorgeous gown and jewels, while an up-do by Grand Slam Glam and smoky makeup from byLomuns completed the look. The day was perfectly captured in photos and video by Bay Productions. Take a peek!

Photos // Bay Productions

Video // Bay Productions

From the planners, Hannah Heres and Annie Edgars of MK Event Boutique: “The delicate elegance and softness of fine velvet is where my inspiration came from. My goal for this styled shoot was to combine traditional and formal elements of a wedding with a hip and modern design. The organic and suspended floral, luxe fabrics, taper candles and translucent details definitely fulfilled this vision. I wanted to use softer more whimsical colors so I decided on a color palette of dusty blue, mauve and blush mixed with more modern and deeper colors like cranberry and antiqued bronze.”

Happy Thanksgiving from the Brides of North Texas Team!

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Happy Thanksgiving from the team at Brides of North Texas! As we put the finishing touches on our Spring/Summer 2020 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 DFW to share dozens of inspiring editorials (just you wait and see!). In just a few short weeks, the glossy pages that we’ve poured our hearts into will hit the newsstand, and we can’t wait to share it with you all! Wishing you a wonderful and safe holiday! XO