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Romantic Garden Proposal Captured by Allen Tsai Photography

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For a unique take on a type of styled wedding shoot, we’re totally swooning over these insanely gorgeous photos from this romantic garden proposal captured by Allen Tsai Photography! A touch of whimsy in the setting makes this shoot seemingly appear straight out of a fairytale with its natural and muted color scheme. Keestone Events dreamed up the perfect setting for this sweet scene, with the gorgeous, sprawling green property of The Laurel perfectly framing each shot from this shoot. Earthy tones from the natural setting paired well with the grand, oversized floral and greenery arrangements placed at ground level to frame the backdrop of each photo. The model bride wore the most stunning dusty blue-grey ethereal gown from Lovely Bride, which helped to add an extra bit of moody romance to the overall scene for the most memorable proposal shots to cherish for a lifetime! We can’t get enough of this stunning shoot!

Photos // Allen Tsai Photography

Sunset Lakefront Engagement Captured by Nate & Grace Photography

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Having met at the beach and later getting engaged at the bride’s family lake house, it only seems right that Allie and Rob would choose a similarly scenic locale for their photo session at their own sunset lakefront engagement captured by Nate & Grace Photography. A sweet little spot at White Rock Lake in Dallas provided the perfect backdrop to capture the magic of this dynamic duo. Scroll on for their perfect photo session and to read more about their story and future wedding day!

Photos // Nate & Grace Photography

After individually deciding to both partake in a summer’s session of discipleship called Kaleo, fate brought Allie and Rob together in the same Panama City Beach program to spend nine weeks getting to know one another and falling in love. A bit later and with the realization they wanted to spend forever together, Rob planned a sweet, family-filled Fourth of July proposal weekend at Allie’s family’s Alabama lake house. Coercing her to join him behind the house, Rob created a floral-filled set up where he read Allie a few bible verses and then asked her to marry him, to which she of course said “YES!” The two celebrated all weekend long with family and close friends by their sides.

Just a few days shy of their big day, Allie and Rob will say “I do” on June 16, 2018, at The Laurel surrounded by all of their loved ones. The team from Embrace the Day Events has helped navigate the couple through their wedding process and will see the couple down the aisle and off into their future together! Allie has worked closely with her mother to create the vision of her perfect wedding day filled with pretty pastels and so much love! We can’t wait to see this adorable couple’s wedding dream brought to life! Cheers!

Best Dallas Area Venues for Large Weddings and Lodging

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With so many spectacular DFW venues, deciding which one is best for your wedding can be a difficult choice to make! For those expecting a lot of guests, especially with out of town visitors, we’ve done the footwork for you and created this handy little guide to some of the best Dallas area venues for large weddings and lodging! Read on for more and be sure to check out their websites for further information and to schedule a visit to check out their spaces!

Best Dallas Area Venues for Large Weddings and Lodging

Hotel Crescent Court – With many areas around this famed hotel property to host a wedding, your ceremony to reception dreams are sure to be achieved at this gorgeous spot! The Crescent Club in particular is the place to be if your wedding brings over 400 guests — be sure to reserve your block of rooms well in advance to make sure your out-of-town guests get the best of Texas hospitality in their luxuriously decorated guest rooms!

Photo: John Cain Photography

Hilton Dallas Park Cities – With close proximity to both DFW-area airports, this Park Cities Hilton location has all of the amenities needed to make your wedding weekend a breeze for you and all of your guests! A 4,000 sq. ft ballroom is the perfect customizable space to create your dream reception. Guests will dance the night away and even enjoy a sneak out under the stars on the hotel’s stunning rooftop!

Photo: Emily Davis Photography

Cooper Hotel Conference Center and Spa – Take a trip to this DFW oasis and your whole group will feel relaxed and ready to celebrate! On the smaller side for large weddings, the 61 guest room Cooper Hotel can accommodate up to 250 guests for a seated reception, with a full-service catering menu chock-full of mouth-watering selections! For an added bonus, treat yourself and your bridal party to one of the delightful spa services offered on-site for a pre-wedding refresher!

Hilton Anatole Dallas – With an astounding 1,606 guest rooms on-site, the Hilton Anatole is an easy choice to host a wedding to accommodate any size guest list! Ample entertainment options on the property will occupy guests and show them the best of Dallas (try the gorgeous skyline view on for size!) in preparation of your big day!

The Joule Hotel – Creating completely customizable wedding packages from start to finish, this famed landmark hotel in the heart of the Dallas business district is known for its iconic architecture and renowned art collection pieces. Give your guests a photo-worthy backdrop on the great lawn, featuring the iconic ogling eyeball statue (The Eye by Tony Tasset) and the glamorous downtown Dallas backdrop. The views and the service certainly won’t disappoint!

Photo: Lauren Peele Photography

Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park – With a ballroom holding up to 800 guests and multiple places to eat, relax and play on-site, it’s easy to say “YES!” to this fantastic Hilton property just outside of Dallas proper! Multiple ballrooms and event spaces on-site cater to larger groups, with options for 250, 300 and 450 guest seating capacity as well. A total room count of just at 300 ensures you’ll have enough space for all of your in-town guests to make your weekend a sure-fire success!

The Westin Stonebriar Hotel and Golf Club – Enjoy the benefits of a full-service planning team, beautiful rolling hill views and top-notch services when you choose this Frisco location as your wedding venue! With options to accommodate up to 400 guests, this gorgeous setting of this almost country-club like locale will make you feel as if you’re far out of the DFW area. Indoor and outdoor areas allow for maximum customization for a ceremony, reception and stay to remember!

Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas – This Four Diamond rated hotel boasts one of the largest and most spectacular garden areas to host wedding sized of 400+ guests, and a ballroom to cater to parties of up to 600! But aside from its spectacular accommodations, this Omni location is known for its unique design and a host of entertainment options for your guests, including a winding canal for paddle boarding and gondola rides, multiple on-property dining options and a spa catering to everything from manicures to Swedish massages.

Hilton Dallas Rockwall Lakefront – With a harbor view to beat all, this Rockwall Hilton location boasts easily one of the most memorable waterfront locales for DFW venue choices! A stunning terrace is the perfect spot at this hotel to host welcome drinks, a cocktail hour or even a post-wedding brunch for all of your guests to enjoy. Over 100 rooms on the property have direct views of the lake, ensuring your guests will enjoy their stay just as much as they will your special day!

The Westin Galleria Dallas – With event spaces accommodating larger weddings anywhere from 300-700 guests, it’s no wonder this classic, heart-of-Dallas locale is a continual top choice for both hosting and housing wedding weekends! Their on-site award-winning chef is known for whipping up menus to delight every palate, no matter how exotic the request. From start to finish, their events staff work to make sure every detail is handled and properly executed to ensure a smooth and enjoyable day for you and your entire wedding group!

Elegant Cinderella Themed Styled Shoot from Alba Rose Photography

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A fairy tale came to life just beautifully in this elegant Cinderella themed styled shoot from Alba Rose Photography. What a dream! Classic and timeless princess-inspired details made this styled shoot at The Milestone Denton one-of-a-kind, and we’re swooning! Roses in blush and white from Haute Floral adorned the curved staircase, where the bride walked down in an ethereal, light blue princess-style dress with an oh-so-impressive train from Stanley Korshak Bridal and tousled locks by Tease to Please. An elegant tablescape provided by Beautiful Event Rentals featured gold chargers, glass galore and burgeoning blooms from Out of the Garden, was fit for a queen, complete with birdcage-style chairs on either end for a royal touch. Light blue accents in the regal invitation suite by LaneLove Paper Co. and a pearl-studded cake from The Jenny Layne Bakery added even more elegant Cinderella-themed touches throughout the day, before the bride and her bridesmaids, wearing Bridal Boutique dresses, were whisked away in a horse-drawn carriage. “A dream is a wish your heart makes” and this shoot, full of nostalgia for one of our favorite fairy tales, was a dream come true!

Photos // Alba Rose Photography 

Video // Zpro Films

Countryside Engagement Session from Meggie Taylor Photography

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Summer may be just getting started, but this autumn countryside engagement session from Meggie Taylor Photography has us dreaming of cooler weather and the sweet photo opportunities that come with it. Sweaters and snuggles galore! For Adalee and Nate’s engagement session, Meggie followed the couple to the bride’s home in Rockwall, Texas, for a gorgeous shoot full of dreamy golden hour light and the sweetest emotions. How special for these photos to be taken in the very spot the bride grew up! Be sure to scroll all the way down to see how this couple met and what their wedding day will look like!

Photos // Meggie Taylor Photography

From the bride: “Nate and I both went to Baylor University and met through mutual friends. I hardly knew him when I asked him to a function, but since then he has been my permanent function date! For the proposal, Nate coordinated with an employee at Baylor and had her call me to invite me to this dinner in which I got to host a donor to the University. I show up at the event, and a man at the door told me ‘my event had been moved’ and escorted me to this area on the river where Nate was, ready to propose. Once I happily said yes, we walked over to a boat that he had covered in lights and had dinner ready for me. We boated off down the river to a surprise engagement party with all of our family and friends! It was an absolutely thoughtful and perfect evening.

Our wedding colors are navy and blush. I would describe the style as soft, romantic and timeless. It is hard for me to stray from the classics!  The flowers are one of my favorite details, because we got to sit down with our florist and choose flowers one by one in order to craft something beautiful and bold. I cannot wait to see the final product all together!”