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Meet the Mag Creatives: North Texas Hair & Makeup Artists

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Get ready, brides-to-be, for the inside scoop on each of the unbelievable North Texas hair and makeup artists highlighted in the Fall/Winter 2018 issue! These intricate updos, tousled locks and soft and glowing sheer looks will have you swooning. Keep reading to find hair and makeup artists that will fulfill all your bridal beauty needs.

To see more from these full editorials, you can view the full digital version of the magazine or you can order your print copy online!

Brittany Jones Hair + Makeup

With nearly 10 years of business under her belt, Brittany and her team of trained artists have long been providing some of the best local services in beauty for all your wedding day wants! They even offer on-site airbrush tanning for those last minute, week-of color refreshers!

AR Photography | Jen Rios Weddings | Kate McLeod Studio | Lovely Bride | Gold Dust Event Co. | Brake & Clutch Warehouse

Grand Slam Glam

The ladies behind Grand Slam Glam understand the importance of perfecting your bridal look prior to the big day. Full trials are available as part of their wedding packages, as well as other fun add-ons like engagement and bridal photos where the team stands by to touch up or change your look to capture your most beautifully made-up self!

Gray Door Photography | Shannon Rose Events | Something Pretty Floral | De Ma Fille | Hickory Street Annex

Jennifer Trotter – Lip Service Makeup

With well over 1000 weddings under her belt, Jennifer Trotter has earned her place as one of the top beauty specialists in the North Texas area having more than two decades of experience doing commercial, editorial, bridal and television hair and makeup. With a team trained to work with all hair and skin types, these ladies are sure to deliver big for your wedding day look.

Tracy Autem Photography | Gold Dust Event Co. | De Ma Fille | Union Station

Tease to Please Hair & Makeup

Have top-of-the-line hair and makeup services at your fingertips! Together, a team of over 50 years of industry experience collectively, will have you looking glam with the latest beauty trends. Get primp and pampered on your wedding day and let the professionals get to work!

J. May Photography | Donnie Brown Weddings and Events | Stanley Korshak Bridal | Hotel Crescent Court

The Styling Stewardess

No matter your choice of beauty look, one of the fabulous stylists from They Styling Stewardess is guaranteed to be able to create your dream look to your accent gown. To help clients look extra camera-ready, lash application is complimentary with every makeup session for brides and her maids!

Dyan Kethley Photography | Lindsey Zamora Events | Stardust Celebrations | Brik Special Events Venue | The True Gem

WZ Beauty Studio

This McKinney based studio takes the best in beauty trends and combines them with your natural and desired look to create the best version of you on your day! Offering airbrush bases, clients can be sure their makeup will stay all day despite any unexpected weather conditions.

Tracy Autem Photography | Events by Jade | The Greenhouse 817 | The Bridal Salon at Neiman Marcus | Mopac Events | Coral Lane

Etoilly Artistry 

Two leading artists, sisters Hailey and Kailey go hand-in-hand when it comes to creating your wedding day glam! Etoilly Artistry can take you to fab within seconds using a waterproof airbrush foundation, false lashes and chest bronzing to give you just the right amount of bridal glow. Working with some of the most talented artists in the industry will have you feeling bridal bliss!

Kelli Durham | Bramble & Bee

Meet the Mag Creatives: North Texas Wedding Florists

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Get ready for an explosion of fab florals, because for day 2 of our Meet the Mag Creatives blog series, we’re sharing the inside scoop on each of the talented North Texas wedding florists featured in the Fall/Winter 2018 issue! Below you’ll find florists ranging in aesthetic styles, event package options and location around the metro – not to mention a stellar collection of trending floral inspiration. Read on to get to know our favorite florists in DFW!

Stay tuned to the blog to see these shoots in full, and take a look inside our digital mag or order your print copy online!

21 Parc Floral and Events

With 25 years of industry experience, 21 Parc has certainly earned a spot among the ranks of top North Texas vendors. Elegance is their specialty, whether in the form of bloom embellished altars or unique, multi-layered centerpieces as exhibited above.

Tracy Autem Photography | Gold Dust Event Co. | Posh Couture Rentals | Union Station

A Stylish Soiree

Deep in the heart of Dallas, the sister duo behind this event and floral company take on your floral dreams from start to finish, mood boarding to installation. Their creative knack comes into play when creating your unique bouquets, arrangements and centerpieces, like this peony-filled stunner above!

Catie Ann Photography | Bella Bridesmaids | Artspace111

Alba Dahlia Florals 

Focusing her vision on all things nature, Rachel Ciastko of Alba Dahlia specializes in servicing weddings and events with trendy floral design in the DFW area and beyond. She most certainly is a florist specializing in designs that are modern and stylish, individualized to each client’s vision!

Rachel L’Antigua Photos

Billie Ball & Co.

Lead designer Katie is dedicated to creating magic with her blooms for every arrangement she designs, choosing carefully the perfect touches of color and texture, leading to exceeding each of her client’s expectations!

Abbie Mae Photography | Katie Frost Weddings | Flying V Ranch

Blushington Blooms 

With four years of experience in luxury wedding and event floral design, Blushington Blooms is known for creating beautiful blooms unique to their competitors, with clients raving about not only their floral design but also interior design!

Ellen Ashton Photography | Shannon Rose Events | Brown Fox Creative

Dirt Flowers

The team at Dirt Flowers takes their floral art seriously creating only the best and most unique looks for their clients. Often playing with texture, it’s not unusual to find playful, natural elements among prim and pretty blooms for a dose of unexpected beauty.

Stephanie Brazzle Photography | Keestone Events | Stanley Korshak Bridal | The Styling Stewardess | House of Dirt

Donnie Brown Weddings and Events

Celebrity planner (and a wedding industry celebrity himself) Donnie Brown and his team are known for their expertise in glamour in abundance. Taking the best of new trends and mixing them with classic elegance, they’re a sure fit in creating an over the top elegant “floralscape.”

J. May Photography | Top Tier Event Rentals + Staffing | Paper Planet | Beyond | Hotel Crescent Court

Dr. Delphinium Designs + Events

Priding themselves in keeping the client’s vision at the forefront, you can count on Dr. Delphinium Designs for both quality and artistry. From floral crowns to cake embellishments, no request is too large or small for this talented team to take on and deliver in top-notch quality.

Cristina Wisner Photographer | House of Tales Events | Top Tier Event Rentals + Staffing | Gold Dust Event Co. | Dallas Arboretum

Flourish Floral Design Studio

This Addison-based floral studio gets its street cred from owner Macey Ward, who graduated with a degree in horticulture and most definitely knows her blooms! She’s known for her more naturalistic approach, frequently working in greenery around decor, in bouquets and straight down a table’s center as a runner.

Bethany Erin Photography | Cloud Creative Events | Lovely Bride | WZ Beauty Studio | The Laurel

Joche W. Events

This floral and event design business serves the DFW area, specializing in lavish floral compositions, fine linens, lighting and set design, and personalized event planning for all types of occasions. Every detail is carefully crafted to fit each client’s vision, assuring that every aspect of the event will surpass expectations.

Simon Luna Photography

Meet the Mag Creatives: North Texas Wedding Florists

Kate McLeod Studio

Dallas born and bred, Kate McLeod’s artistic background helps to bring a clear creative vision to the table when working with clients to make their floral selection. Her trademark free-spirited aesthetic shows through her work in the form of wildflowers, leafy greenery and other natural elements for an easy pretty style of arrangements!

AR Photography | Jen Rios Weddings | Lovely Bride | Brittany Jones Hair + Makeup | Gold Dust Event Co. | Beautiful Event Rentals | Brake & Clutch Warehouse

Lizzie Bee’s Flower Shoppe

Along with the beautiful atmosphere of the shop, Lizzie Bee’s team creates the most beautiful and detail-oriented arrangements. The team of experts behind each creation makes a point to work together to craft not only the arrangements of your vision to make creativity a priority in each design.

Kristen Kilpatrick | Keestone Events | The Fort Worth Club | Top Tier Event Rentals + Staffing

Lush Couture Floral

Whether your style is classic and elegant or bold and glamorous, the team at Lush Couture can create the perfect match in everything from the centerpieces to the groomsmen’s boutonnieres. We love how they took a current trend in this round altar and infused the design with their trademark punchy-hued blooms!

Rachel Elaine Photography | Silver Lining Events + Co. | Aristide – Mansfield

Out of The Garden

This floral shop of 19 plus years specializes in unique, innovative designs for weddings, corporate and social events. Each arrangement results in beautiful decor, and this stunning peony and rose-filled bouquet is a testament to their incredible floral design skills.

Alba Rose Photography | Bella Bridesmaids | Grand Slam Glam | Hidden Creek Events

Petals Couture

Petals Couture earned its name from owner Emily Howe’s desire to bring a couture-like designing process and high-end product to each of her customer’s experiences. Customization is a key part of their business, always putting the client’s vision first but going above and beyond to make it even more spectacular than imagined.

Kiss Me For Eternity Photography by Thisbe Grace & Co. | Weddings by Stardust | Coral Lane | Cooper Hotel Conference Center & Spa

Poppies and Peonies Designs

Poppies and Peonies provides exceptional designs and service, making every client feel like home sharing their love of flowers with the world. Located in Lubbock, they serve West Texas and the DFW area.

Ciera Kizerian Photography | Hickory Street Annex | Beautiful Event Rentals

R. Love Floral

Inspired by all things nature, Raquel Lovern Harris of R. Love Floral developed somewhat of a floral obsession at a young age and continues to be passionate about all things bloom-related. Keeping clients stress free, Raquel is there every step of the way, from initial inspiration brainstorms to installation on the big day. Her romantic style is truly unmatched!

Courtney Hanson Photography | Engaged Events | Stanley Korshak Bridal | Brittany Jones Hair + Makeup | The Adolphus Hotel

Root + Bloom Floral Design 

Based out of Texas and Oklahoma, owner Jessica first developed a love for floral designing at her own wedding. She is passionate about giving that same feeling to each of her clients on their wedding day, admiring the layout of the beautiful arrangements she creates. You can spot her blooms on the Fall/Winter issue’s cover!

Dyan Kethley Photography | Hickory Street Annex

Something Pretty Floral

The visionary behind the arrangements in our new editorial gown shoot, we can always spot a design from Taylor Davis of Something Pretty Floral with her garden party aesthetic! Less polished and more natural, the team knows how to perfectly execute ease through their floral visions, just like the bouquet above filled with varying stem lengths and feminine and sweet blooms to give it the perfect “freshly picked” look.

Dyan Kethley Photography | Lindsey Zamora Events | The True Gem | The Styling Stewardess | Lulu’s Bridal Boutique | Brik Special Events Venue

The Greenhouse 817

With a flair for the rare, The Greenhouse 817 takes its name seriously, infusing plants like succulents, cacti and golden wheat into wedding day displays and arrangements to bring a truly botanical feel. We love the bohemian-like airy ease in the altar display captured above for a truly custom floral experience.

Tracy Autem Photography | Events by Jade | Coral Lane | Mopac Events

Meet the Mag Creatives: North Texas Wedding Planners

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We are excited to kick off day 1 of our Meet the Mag Creatives blog series and connect our brides with some of the local vendors that helped make our Fall/Winter 2018 issue so captivating. Keep scrolling to read more about the North Texas wedding planners that were behind the scenes on the styled editorials and weddings that make up the mag!

We hope you’ve had a chance to snag one of our new Fall/Winter 2018 issues already. If not, we’ve got you covered! You can order your print copy online here or take a peek at the digital issue via your phone here. Happy planning!

Meet the Mag Creatives: North Texas Wedding Planners

Cloud Creative Events

Based in Fort Worth, KC Cloud’s planning and design company has been a mega success since its birth. Similar to the above photo, expect to see carefully crafted floral creations, unique decor and five-star seating arrangements to leave long-lasting memories for you and your guests.

Bethany Erin Photography | Creme de la Creme Cake Company | Posh Couture Rentals | Flourish Floral Design Studio | Lovely Bride | WZ Beauty Studio | Illustrated Weddings by Lola Lorena | Beautiful Event Rentals | The Laurel

Donnie Brown Weddings and Events

The resident Dallas expert of grandiose weddings, former Style Network wedding series star Donnie Brown’s completely full-service company provides services in everything from gown selections to event lighting. With an impressive client roster list, Donnie brings a talented eye and taste for bold ideas to the forefront to create luxurious spaces for any dream wedding!

J. May Photography | Delicious Cakes | Top Tier Event Rentals + Staffing | Stanley Korshak Bridal | Tease to Please Hair & Makeup | Paper Planet | Beyond | Hotel Crescent Court

Embrace the Day Events

Planner Amanda’s mostly solo-run business has earned her much praise and accolades throughout the planning industry here in North Texas. She offers three different wedding packages to help customize your experience at varying levels of budget and interaction to make your wedding day as easy and stress-free as possible!

Tyler + Lindsey | The Butterfly Cake Factory | Posh Couture Rentals | R. Love Floral | Brown Fox Creative | Coral Lane | The Milestone – Denton

Meet the Mag Creatives: North Texas Wedding Planners

Engaged Events

The all-girl coordinator squad at Engaged Events is known for creating the most undeniably elegant spaces regardless of style or theme. From ballroom to backyard, you can bet these ladies will deliver the picture perfect setting for your special day.

Courtney Hanson Photography | Sugar Bee Sweets | Posh Couture Rentals | R. Love Floral | Stanley Korshak Bridal | Brittany Jones Hair + Makeup | Illustrated Weddings by Lola Lorena | The True Gem | The Adolphus Hotel

Events by Jade

Known for her hands-on approach and vast body of work, Jade always manages to add an extra touch of femininity to her work, as exhibited above in this edgy shoot. Whether through unique floral arrangements or touches of modern glam decor, she’ll be sure to add the extra bit of sweetness you’d never know you were missing to your special day!

Tracy Autem Photography | Coral Lane | WZ Beauty Studio | The Greenhouse 817 | The Bridal Salon at Neiman Marcus | Tart Bakery | Paper Planet | Mopac Events | Dani Austin

Gold Dust Event Co.

Thriving on designing upscale weddings and creating swoon-worthy events all over the North Texas area, Gold Dust Event Co. is the one for you! The team takes your wedding day vision to create a wedding individual to you and only you, thanks to their added wedding rental inventory.

Tracy Autem Photography | Wolfgang Puck Catering | C. Marie’s Sweets | Posh Couture Rentals | Jennifer Trotter – Lip Service Makeup | De Ma Fille | 21 Parc Floral and Events | Union Station

House of Tales Events

With experience in wedding and events planning, the team at House of Tales has extensive knowledge on how exactly to bring all of your special day dreams to life at every level of the process. Whether you’re looking to create a fairytale-like lavish setting or keep it simple and sweet, Maya and her team offer unique packages like design and decor or budget and vendor selection to help tailor your experience to your planning budget needs.

Cristina Wisner Photographer | Creme de la Creme Cake Company | Chanticleer Wedding Art | Top Tier Event Rentals + Staffing | Dr. Delphinium Designs + Events | Patsy’s, A Bridal Boutique | WZ Beauty Studio | Gold Dust Event Co. | Dallas Arboretum

Jen Rios Weddings

With a curated eye for modern trends and a knack for nailing nearly any type of setting aesthetic, Jen and her team have created a much-loved planning brand guaranteed to turn your dream day into a reality. With services starting as low as under $3,000, you can choose your level of planning, whether it’s a la carte or a full time, start-to-finish experience.

AR Photography | Beautiful Event Rentals | Kate McLeod Studio | Lovely Bride | Brittany Jones Hair + Makeup | Cleggraphy Designs | The True Gem | Gold Dust Event Co. | Brake & Clutch Warehouse

Katie Frost Weddings

If going the extra mile to add those special touches reflective of your personality ranks top on your list in a planner, look no further than Katie and her team. Known for prioritizing the little details to make the big picture complete, this team takes a deeper look at what makes a couple and their partnership complete and brings to light these special qualities for a most memorable wedding day!

Andrea Elizabeth Photography | The Butterfly Cake Factory | Coral Lane | Posh Couture Rentals | Kate McLeod Studio | Lovely Bride | Jennifer Trotter – Lip Service Makeup | Illustrated Weddings by Lola Lorena | The True Gem | Firefly Gardens Wedding & Event Venue

Keestone Events

Specializing in events both near and far, the team at Keestone Events has an extensive roster of planning experience in everything from dream destinations to even birthday party events. Noting that no two weddings are the same, their flexibility in creating a uniquely customizable package for your wedding day ensures an uncompromised planning experience.

Stephanie Brazzle Photography | Sugar Bee Sweets | Beautiful Event Rentals | Posh Couture Rentals | Dirt Flowers | Stanley Korshak Bridal | The Styling Stewardess | LaneLove Paper Co. | The True Gem | House of Dirt

Lindsey Zamora Events

With a unique personal background in styling and design, Lindsey is known for her infusion of timelessness and elegance with a fashion-forward approach to her planning. Like in the above photo, she’s known for her unparalleled creative vision no matter your personal or venue style to make bring your vision the most stylish potential!

Lauren Peele | Lawson Event Rentals

MK Event Boutique

With 16 plus years of event planning service experience, the team of ladies at MK Event Boutique have helped plan weddings big and small, near and far, and stand by a hands-on approach to make your wedding day as smooth and carefree as possible. Added benefits of creative services like in-house paperie make for extra ease when working with the MK team!

Kristen Dee Photography | Lush Couture Floral | Beautiful Event Rentals | Bridal Boutique | Tease to Please Hair & Makeup | The Hall on Dragon

Olive & Nine

With an extensive list of services, Olive and Nine offers couples the chance to create their own completely custom package, whether that includes only design assistance, day-of duties or a full-fledged wedding experience. We love their naturally whimsical aesthetic and ability to create a true dreamscape out of any setting!

Katie Lamb | HD Liquid Catering | Patsy’s, A Bridal Boutique | Coral Lane | The Nest at Ruth Farms

Shannon Rose Events

Armed with an arsenal of styling and design experience, Shannon of Shannon Rose Events began her career in interior design, until she realized her true passion of helping create the perfect experience for couples on their wedding day. Offering some of the best in client services, Shannon and her team are there every step of the way depending on your selected package, from vendor meetings to installation on the big day!

Gray Door Photography | Posh Couture Rentals | Coral Lane | Grand Slam Glam | Something Pretty Floral | De Ma Fille | HoneyLove Cakery | LaneLove Paper Co. | Hickory Street Annex

Silver Lining Events + Co.

Just a few years shy of a decade in business, Silver Lining has made a splash in the North Texas planning market with their attention to detail and artistic design abilities. Standing as a crucial aspect of their brand, this team of planners can bring all of your wildest design and decor dreams to life, from backdrops to tablescapes.

Rachel Elaine Photography | Loft22 Cakes | Vestals Catering | Top Tier Event Rentals + Staffing | Lush Couture Floral | Bridal Boutique | Grand Slam Glam | Brown Fox Creative | Seibert Studios | The Welcome Box | Aristide – Mansfield

A Stylish Soiree

With over a decade of industry work under their belts, dynamite sister duo Kerrie and Becca have built out their top-rated Dallas and LA-based business to include full services from day-of planning to creating and executing your dream destination wedding. In addition to their planning talents, the team also adds floral concept and design to their roster of wedding expertise for the perfect one-stop-shop experience!

Catie Ann Photography | Top Tier Rentals + Staffing | Artspace111 | Bella Bridesmaids | HD Liquid Catering | Savor Patisserie

Weddings by Stardust

With an entire team awarded certificates from the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners, Stardust is known for their creative flair in designing any type of wedding, no matter how large or small. With four wedding plan packages, each tier includes exclusive client offerings, such as a discount on their own merchandise for your special day and unlimited access to their team during your planning stages.

Kiss Me For Eternity Photography by Thisbe Grace & Co. | Stardust Celebrations | Coral Lane | Top Tier Rentals + Staffing | Petals Couture | Jennifer Trotters – Lip Service Makeup | Cleggraphy Designs | Cooper Hotel Conference Center & Spa

Glitter & Glue Weddings and Events

Knowing that no two events are the same, Glitter and Glue strives to be unique making every wedding exclusive for the newlyweds. No job is too big or too small and every budget is taken into account when planning for the special day! Let the experts obsess over the details so you don’t have to!

Stephanie Michelle Photography | Bella Bridesmaids | XO Cakery

Joche W. Events

Combining detailed event management with a one-of-a-kind wedding mindset, Joche W. Events will create an event that you and your guests will never forget. Specializing in innovative wedding design, fine linens and set design to enhance the romance of your oh so magical day!

Simon Luna Photography

Alexa Kay Events

Passionate for planning and coordination of events, Alexa Kay loves all of the behind the scene work that goes into events. Since high school, Alexa Kay has been planning a variety of events and is dedicated to giving brides the wedding of their dreams.

Julep Events

Based out of Fort Worth and servicing the entire DFW area, Julep Events has what it takes to pull off the wedding you’ve always wanted, valuing traditions but infusing them with a modern twist to make your special day memorable for years to come. Let the Julep Events team cultivate an unforgettable wedding day with their savvy design skills and impeccable planning processes!

Tyler Tyndell Photo | Beautiful Event Rentals

Kelsey Williams Weddings & Events

Enthralling in all things weddings, Kelsey has a knack for the romance, the excitement, the hair and makeup, the cake, the DRESS and every detail in between! Fusing aesthetics with romance, Kelsey creates weddings to enhance your wedding bliss to a whole new level. Combining all things classy with all things pretty, Kelsey Williams is your go-to girl.

Pearl: A Curated Collection of Trendsetting Gowns

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As thrilled as we are to get the brand new Fall/Winter 2018 issue of Brides of North Texas in the hands of our brides-to-be, we can’t help but anxiously wait for each bride to flip to the latest fashion editorial – the ultimate collection of our favorite up-and-coming bridal fashion trends! This issue’s gown shoot, inspired by modern, trendsetting takes on the timeless beauty of the pearl, was captured beautifully by Dyan Kethley Photography. The light-filled whitewashed brick walls at Brik Special Events Venue let the gowns do the talking. Our model bride looked absolutely effortless with glowing makeup and soft waves by The Styling Stewardess. Each look, styled by Lindsey Zamora Events, was complemented by lush florals from Something Pretty Floral and sparkling rings from The True Gem. Rentals from Coral Lane helped to show off the gowns in trendy ways. We can’t wait for you to to flip through the pages of the brand new issue and see this pearl-inspired shoot in print, but scrolling through these gorgeous images has to be the next best thing! Cheers!

Photos // Dyan Kethley Photography

Look 1: Naeem Khan from Stanley Korshak Bridal

Look 2: Mori Lee from Lulu’s Bridal Boutique

Look 3: Blush by Hayley Paige from De Ma Fille

Look 4: Ines de Santo (gown) and Oscar de la Renta (denim jacket) from The Bridal Salon at Neiman Marcus

Look 5: Pronovias from Patsy’s, A Bridal Boutique

Look 6: Sarah Seven from Lovely Bride

Look 7: Berta from Bridal Boutique

Look 8: Augusta Jones from StarDust Celebrations

Look 9: Allure from LeAnn’s Bridal

Brides of North Texas Fall/Winter 2018 Cover Reveal

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Brides of North Texas Fall/Winter 2018 Cover Reveal

Hooray! The day we’ve anxiously been awaiting is here! Introducing the all-new Fall/Winter 2018 issue and the dashing couple to grace the cover – Olivia Pajda and Anthony Onofrio – captured by the fabulous Dyan Kethley Photography! This sweet image totally won us over with the couple’s joyful charm and their cheerful bridal party following in step. While we received hundreds of beautiful submissions, we knew this image was the perfect fit for the August issue. Bride Olivia looked absolutely stunning in a classic satin fit and flare Essense of Australia gown from Patsy’s, A Bridal Boutique, complete with a golden detail sash and long train, carrying an overflowing bouquet of pink and white peonies crafted by Root + Bloom Floral Design. Groom Anthony complemented his bride flawlessly in a classic tux and bow tie. We can’t wait for you to see their organic industrial wedding at Hickory Street Annex on pages A13-16 of the new issue (featuring the cutest nearly naked cake by Sugar Bee Sweets and delicious bites from Gil’s Elegant Catering)! Thank you to Dyan Kethley for capturing such a lovely moment and sharing it with us all!

As our countdown to the cover has come to a close, make plans to pick up a copy of the new issue on newsstands now or be one of the first to get your hands on the new issue by ordering online today and take advantage of free shipping on your purchase of two or more mags for a limited time. Cheers!