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These Bridal Fashion Trends Stole the Scene in 2019

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Each year, we love looking back and remembering the trends that stood out to us, especially when it comes to wedding gowns! 2019 saw a few jaw-dropping bridal fashion trends, and our North Texas bridal boutiques delivered, carrying incredible dresses and making these trends accessible for all kinds of DFW brides. From boho and whimsical details to all-over lace, 2019 was one for the books in bridal fashion! Take a look back and tell us on Instagram which looks were your favorite!

Sweeping Sleeves

Whimsical, unexpected and oh-so-flirty, we couldn’t love the sweeping sleeve trend more. What a fun way to add movement and dimension to your look, too! Simple, chic updos complemented these looks so well, letting the sleeves make the statement.

2019 north texas bridal fashion trends

Stanley Korshak Bridal Salon | House of Tales Events | Kate McLeod Studio | Belle Decor | Dyan Elizabeth Photography | WZ Beauty Studio

2019 north texas bridal fashion trends

WED Bridal Boutique | Alexa Kay Events | Chelsea Kaye Photography

2019 north texas bridal fashion trends

Patsy’s Bridal Boutique | Bethany Erin Photography | The Olana | Brittany Jones Beauty | Lindsey Zamora Events

High Necks

Higher necklines were all the rage this season, and an instant pick for our style-minded gals. Not only is this style a good fit for a more modest bride, but you can’t deny how flattering the shoulder-baring cut is!

2019 north texas bridal fashion trends

LeAnn’s Bridal | Blushington Blooms | Stonebridge Ranch Country Club | Etoilly Artistry | Carsyn Abrams Photography

2019 north texas bridal fashion trends

Lovely Bride | Shannon Rose Events | AR Photography | Dr. Delphinium Designs & Events | Brittany Jones Beauty

2019 north texas bridal fashion trends

The Bridal Salon at Neiman Marcus | Lyons Events | Laning Photography | Etoilly Artistry | Floral Bar TX

 

All-Over Lace

Sometimes, more really is more – especially when it comes to gorgeous lace! We loved all the looks we saw with all-over lace: high necks, long sleeves, all the way down the train. This look took center stage in 2019!

2019 north texas bridal fashion trends

Bridal Boutique Lewisville | Something Pretty Floral | Anna Smith Photography

2019 north texas bridal fashion trends

Grace Loves Lace | Silver Lining Events + Co. | Lush Couture Floral | Rouge and Rosé Beauty | The True Gem | Ben Q Photography

 

Deep V + Applique Lace

The ultimate look for 2019’s boho brides, this eye-catching style made its way into lots of wedding scenes this year. With bold lace appliqués on ethereal tulle or mesh beneath, the contrast of this lace style is something to behold, especially when paired with a deep V-neck cut to show a little skin. We couldn’t love it more!

2019 north texas bridal fashion trends

A & Bé Bridal ShopLorena Burns Photography

2019 north texas bridal fashion trends

Bridal Boutique Lewisville | Pharris Photography & Philms

2019 north texas bridal fashion trends

WED Bridal Boutique | The Lockharts | Davis & Grey Farms | Poppies and Peonies Design

North Texas Wedding Cake and Catering Trends of 2019

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At the end of each year, we love to look back and see which trends made an impact on the North Texas wedding scene. In this particular recap, we’re revisiting the biggest cake and catering trends we saw over the past year! DFW’s culinary creatives knocked it out of the park, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to see what they create in 2020. Scroll through and let your mouth start watering, and see more fantastic ideas from these pro caterers and bakers on our vendors page!

Brush Strokes Cakes

We saw several cakes this year with abstract brush stroke adornments giving the layers a three-dimensional effect evoking movement and whimsy. We love how this effect can take a simple tiered cake from plain to wow-worthy – it’s also a great way to incorporate your wedding’s signature colors!

cake and catering trends 2019

Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery | Maxwell + Gray | Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek | Megan Kay Photography.

cake and catering trends 2019

Tart Bakery | Valerie Thompson Photography

cake and catering trends 2019
Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery | Jen Rios Weddings | Letter A Photography

Grazing Stations

A different take on hors d’oeuvres, charcuterie boards and grazing stations made appearances in a plethora of DFW wedding scenes this year! We love the casual element a grazing board brings, while still presenting the food in an interesting and oh-so-pretty way!

cake and catering trends 2019

Maxwell + Gray | Belle Decor | Fig + Goat | Shannon Skloss Photography

cake and catering trends 2019

Vestals Catering | House of Tales Events | Melanie Julian Photography

cake and catering trends 2019

Gather & Graze Events | Heather Lane Events | Lizzie Bee’s Floral ShoppeHD Liquid Catering | Laning Photography

 

Rustic Floral Backdrops

One gorgeous detail we noticed again and again this year? Putting cakes in the spotlight against rustic three-dimensional floral installation backdrops. What better way to flank the cake than with a whimsical floral install that draws attention to the sweetest part of the day in the best way.

cake and catering trends 2019

Sugar Bee Sweets |  Something Pretty Floral | The Tarnos

cake and catering trends 2019

XO Cakery | Megan Kay Photography | Hidden Creek Events | Glitter and Glue Weddings and Events | Posh Couture Rentals | Lizzie Bee’s Flower Shoppe

Your Guests Will Be Talking About These Unique Reception Entertainers

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You know your guests had a great time at your wedding when they can’t quit talking about it! One way to get them talking? Seek unique entertainment options for your reception – vendors who can provide an unforgettable experience with out-of-the-box service. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite DFW reception entertainment vendors for you to check out. From fireworks to photo booths, you’ll be amazed at the ways these entertainers bring the FUN to North Texas weddings!

unique reception entertainers

PrestoTechnics

Who says New Years Eve and July 4th are the only days deserving of fireworks? Light up the sky and celebrate your love with a bang! PrestoTechnics are the experts in all things light and fire, providing sparkler fountains, full-scale fireworks displays and more ways to wow your guests.

Photo: Sara Donaldson

unique reception entertainers

Julia McNally

Julia provides a one-of-a-kind service to North Texas couples and one by which your guests will truly be amazed. Her specialty? Painting a scene from your wedding, in real time, as guests look on! Your friends and family get the thrill of watching a truly talented artist at work, and you get an incredible, personalized keepsake that will become an heirloom for generations.

Photo: Charla Storey

unique reception entertainers

Royal Dukes Band

Have you ever been to a wedding where the dance floor was practically empty? It can definitely be awkward and it’s exactly what Royal Dukes Band wants to avoid. That’s why they specialize in high-energy entertainment, with the perfect song choices and awe-inspiring musical talents guaranteed to get your guests up and moving, having a great time and not wanting to leave!

unique reception entertainers

DJ Jason Esquire

As individuals and as a couple, you have your own unique musical tastes. Jason Esquire strives to honor those tastes in music and can help build the soundtrack to your wedding in a way that’s memorable, personalized and oh yes: FUN! He spins tunes in a different style and strives to interact with your guests in whatever way they’ll most enjoy themselves, and that’s priceless!

Photo: Letter A Photography

unique reception entertainers

LeForce Entertainment

When planning your reception, it’s imperative to not only think about music and dancing, but about lighting, draping, sound and more. Creating an unforgettable reception is more involved than you may realize, but fear not! LeForce Entertainment can be your one-stop shop for all things reception, and their unique approach ensures the utmost in professionalism so your entire experience is fun and stress-free. From the entrance to the grand exit, LeForce can transform your night.

Photo: Shaun Menary Photography

 

This Warehouse Venue is Perfect for an Effortlessly Elegant Wedding

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Jennifer and Nick’s effortlessly elegant wedding featuring a merlot and navy palette showcases just how light and airy an event can be, no matter what venue you choose or what season you decide to wed in. Held at the rustic and industrial Brake & Clutch Warehouse just on the edge of Deep Ellum, this wedding scene utilizes a color scheme that works well both indoors and out. The mixing of wood and metal elements gives us all the modern rustic vibes, creating an effortless elegance. With this mood in the air, your guests are sure to feel warm and welcomed. We think that the bride’s simple hair draws more attention to her gorgeous warm-toned makeup look created by WZ Beauty Studio. Soft ivory and greenery-filled feminine florals on every tablescape breathe even more life into this moody wedding scene, and slices of natural wood underneath each centerpiece bring a masculine touch to balance it all out. This wedding truly has it all! Cheers to Jennifer and Nick!

Photos // Onthetimes Photography

From the bride: “We learned that the most important thing to spend our money on was the venue and photography. We will have those pictures for the rest of lives, and the venue does so much to make it all run smoothly. Laura and everyone at Brake & Clutch and Caitlyn at Onthetimes Photography made the whole process so much less stressful.”

Bridal Buzz | Local Favorites from Industry Insiders

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To make your wedding day one-of-a-kind, you may need some one-of-a-kind vendors to help. These local favorites are some of DFW industry insiders’ most raved about specialty wedding vendors and are ready to transform your celebration into one that’s extra memorable and truly unforgettable! Take a look below at some of the ways these unique vendors can add that something special to your wedding day. Cheers!

Party with Lushra

local favorites bridal buzz specialty vendors

We have a major girl crush on Jill Berger and her Lushra team! From epic balloon installments and giant statement balloons to custom bridesmaids boxes and party supplies, Lushra is a must for your next big event. Bridal showers, bachelorette outings, engagement parties, weddings and rehearsal dinners—you name it! Lushra has everything you need to make your party Insta-worthy and make your party goers giddy with excitement! Jill and her squad know that an amazing background makes an amazing photo, which is why some of their most popular event rentals are their backdrops, including a boxwood wall, flower wall, gold hexagon frame and white circular wall (all customizable with balloon add-ons, of course!) for ceremonies.

Gather and Graze Events

local favorites bridal buzz specialty vendors

The saying goes: You eat with your eyes first. And nothing could be more true than when it comes to those lucky enough to enjoy a grazing gift box, platter or catered spread by Dallas’-own Gather & Graze Events. Founded in April 2019 by Aubrey, Texas-natives Sidana Sun and Nichole Bazzani, Gather & Graze Events curates gorgeous food and stages it beautifully for all special occasions, big and small. Artisan cheeses, antipasti meats, seasonal fruits and veggies, chocolates, relish, olives, dried fruit (is your mouth watering, yet?), roasted and spiced nuts, wholesome dips, gourmet crackers—these savory, sweet and oh-so-delicious eats are just a sample of what Nicole and Sidana use to create each spread.

Photo: Laning Photography

Alpha-Lit Letters

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Want to make a statement? Whether it be a proclamation of love or a dramatic décor showpiece, Alpha-Lit Letters is here to help. The company’s 3- and 4-foot marquee letters are a cool new way to wow. From weddings to bachelorette parties to proposals, Alpha-Lit Letters specializes in all things “LOVE” and is one of the only companies in the industry where you can rent lighted lettering. These lights are completely customizable (like fun colored light bulbs!) and create epic backgrounds for memorable moments in your life. Founder Mackenzie Skipper says, “If you have an idea, we can make it happen.”

Photo: Sonay Nicole Photography

Bash + Vibe

local favorites bridal buzz specialty vendors

Founded in 2017, Bash and Vibe is one of the most exciting new companies in Texas offering custom gifting and bespoke party supplies. The design studio specializes in luxe gifting, creating unique pieces that make your gifting experience special—giving your loved ones all the warm and fuzzies. Bash and Vibe’s gift box collections are customizable and include at least one bespoke item in each box—a laser-engraved, embroidered or engraved item that’s unique to the gifter and recipient (this is the company’s signature!). They offer beautiful welcome boxes for out-of-town guests, bridesmaid proposal boxes, bridal boxes, groomsmen boxes and, one of our faves for post-bachelorette outings, the hangover box! But that’s not all. Unique mugs, artisan teas and coffees, beauty products and paperie, you name it, they can curate a fabulously beautiful box.

Moravian Coffee

local favorites bridal buzz specialty vendors

Meet Moravian Coffee. Co-owner Carson Kidd and his best-friend business partners are dedicated to catering specialty craft coffee at events throughout the state of Texas. We love the idea of offering your guests Moravian’s full espresso and pour-over coffee bar, where they will lovingly make and serve your favorite cappuccinos and lattes (hot and iced). These coffee visionaries are going to take over the game, but in the meantime, let them take over your showers or receptions for an unforgettable guest experience that’s not only unique but delicious.

EZ Party Time

local favorites bridal buzz specialty vendors

Colorful, cheerful and oh-so creative, Evelio Zapata, owner of EZ Party Time, has single-handedly made balloons chic and, now, a fabulous décor idea for weddings. From whimsical arches and voluminous backdrops to wild and funky creations that only Evelio could dream up (confetti balloon darts, anyone?). Evelio’s Instagram is pure eye candy. It’s obvious that he is a true artist, and the joy and passion he has for his work comes through in every single installment for weddings and special events. The ways to utilize EZ Party Time’s talents is seemingly endless. Balloon installations are just one festive service offered. Call on this one-of-a-kind North Texas business if you’re looking for premium balloon styling, an installation and activation specialist, custom piñatas, paper things and more.

Photo: Lightly Photography


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