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New York International Bridal Fashion Week Kicks Off!

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New York International Bridal Fashion Week has officially begun and we couldn’t be more thrilled to partner once again with The Bridal Salon at Neiman Marcus to give our followers a front row seat from the vantage point of wedding fashion expert and bridal buyer Christina Plumlee! We’ll be heating up InstagramFacebook and Twitter with the exclusive first look at the latest couture wedding dresses, fabulous runways and incredible designers! Stay tuned to our Insta Story (@bridesofnorthtx) for your live streaming coverage and let us know which looks you love! Cheers!

Let Them Eat Cake Inspired Dessert Display by Chic Fleur Weddings & Events

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Candlelight, calligraphy and cakes – oh my! This dreamy dessert display designed and styled by Chic Fleur Weddings & Events has left our mouths watering. This unique blue desk from Gold Dust Vintage made for the most incredible cake table display featuring an assortment of gold-detailed designs by Loft22 Cakes. Adding fabulous pink florals created by Something Pretty Floral and calligraphy signage from Pink Champagne Paper created a jaw-dropping setting in the industrial Hickory Street Annex. The model bride completed the scene wearing a gorgeous off-the-shoulder lace gown from  Patsy’s A Bridal Boutique with hair and makeup by the incredibly talented Jennifer Trotter – Lip Service Makeup. Get ready to save all your favorite details captured by Dyan Kethley Photography! Enjoy this contemporary meets vintage dessert display! Cheers!

Photos by Dyan Kethley Photography

From the planner, Whitney Bailey of Chic Fleur Weddings & Events: “We love a bride and groom with a unique take on the wedding cake or dessert table. When we saw this blue desk from Gold Dust Vintage, we knew it would make the perfect setting for a fun way to display cakes in a variety of different shapes and sizes. We love to make a statement with the wedding cake and your guests love it too!”

FEATURED VENDORS

Design & Styling | Chic Fleur Weddings & Events

Photography | Dyan Kethley Photography

Floral | Something Pretty Floral

Venue | Hickory Street Annex

Cake + Desserts | Loft22 Cakes

Blue Desk, Gold Pillars, Cake Stands | Gold Dust Vintage

Stationery & Calligraphy | Pink Champagne Paper

Hair + Makeup | Jennifer Trotter – Lip Service Makeup

Fashion | Patsy’s A Bridal Boutique

Culinary Creatives: In the Kitchen with DFW Wedding Caterer Gil’s Elegant Catering

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Photos by Tyler + Lindsey

In the latest issue of Brides of North Texas, we were thrilled to give our readers a peek inside the kitchen with the top DFW wedding caterers! Captured by Tyler + Lindsey at Hickory Street Annex, this inside look at the amazingly talented chefs and the delicious dishes they prepare is such a treat and will definitely leave your mouths watering! We’re super excited to continue sharing today with a profile on Gil’s Elegant Catering! Stay tuned as we feature more from DFW caterers featured in the pages of Brides of North Texas.

Meet The Chef – James Sparks
“I moved from San Diego in 1995 to begin a new stage in my life. I quickly decided to go to culinary school here in Dallas for five years. I worked in fine dining restaurants and hotels during my apprenticeship. Eventually, I landed with Gil’s Elegant Catering in 1999 and have designed and executed about 350 events a year ranging from 200 guests up to 6000 guests over the past 17 years”

The Dish
A savory Wasabi and Green Tea Macaron with traditional Salmon Poke and Saffron Cream

Tasty Tips
Q: What advice do you have for brides who are trying to decide between a sit-down vs. buffet style meal?
A: “They are very different types of food service, it all depends on the feel that you want during dinner time. Plated dinners are more quiet and elegant, but station food service is interactive and keeps everyone moving and mingling. Flexibility and customization are a must in a time where the population is more educated in food than ever before.”

Check Out our Online Mag Now!

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With the release of the Fall/Winter 2017 issue, we are thrilled to once again share our online issue with all our lovely brides-to-be! Chock full of the most incredible wedding inspiration in the North Texas area, you’ll find our dazzling Luminary bridal fashion editorial (pg 130), our Beauty + Blooms editorial where hair and makeup meets fab florals (pg 77), The Love Scene Collection featuring local wedding planners and rental companies (pg 196), our wedding caterer spotlight (pg 175), 100+ pages of real DFW weddings and more! The online mag is the best way to see a more in-depth look at the pages of Brides of North Texas on the go! Click here to get to the mag now, OR head to the online issue now on Facebook here (under Digital Issues on sidebar)! Happy Friday!

Kristen and Josh’s Soft Glam Wedding by Chic Fleur Weddings and Events

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Photos by Tracy Enoch Photography

Kristin and Josh’s blush glam wedding was absolutely stunning thanks to planner extraordinaire Chic Fleur Wedding and Events  who helped make this bride’s dream wedding come true. Kristin was the epitome of soft glam in her custom Olvi illusion gown from Bridal Boutique which was tailored by Beside the Bride. Finishing her look, Grand Slam Glam gave her soft waves and striking makeup. Something Pretty Florals created the most stunning floral arch filled with roses and hydrangeas for the ceremony altar. Kristin’s bridesmaids were picture perfect standing beside the couple in mix-n-match pastel gowns from Bella Bridesmaids. We absolutely love the soft color palette and ballroom flair carried through into the reception, too. Thankfully Tracy Enoch Photography was there to capture these beautiful moments to share. Cheers the new Mr. and Mrs.!

FEATURED VENDORS

Wedding Planner | Chic Fleur Wedding and Events

Gown | Bridal Boutique

Alterations | Beside the Bride

Hair and Makeup | Grand Slam Glam

Flowers | Something Pretty Floral

Bridesmaids Gowns | Bella Bridesmaids

Photography | Tracy Enoch Photography

Other Vendors: LeForce Entertainment, Paper Affair Dallas, Four Seasons Resort Club Dallas at Los Colinas, Lyles DeGrazier, Gariani Menswear, When it Clicks, and Tastefully Yours Cakes.