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Creating a Cohesive Wedding Look and Other Insights with Engaged Events

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A seamless wedding design that is cohesive from start to finish is a truly beautiful thing — and it’s exactly what Whitney Bailey, owner and lead coordinator of Engaged Events, specializes in creating! Get a behind-the-scenes look at the design process for Whitney and her talented team and learn how they create those seamless designs. Keep scrolling to see some of the prettiest mood boards you’ve ever seen!

Photos // Jen Symes Photography 

Creating a Cohesive Wedding Look and Other Insights with Engaged Events

The Planning Process

“Our planning process is customized and modified for each client. We use an organized online planning platform and give access to our clients so that we can instantly be connected at all times. I love the connections I make between my clients, but also creating an event that represents who they are as a couple.”


An Inside Look at the Design

“Our client wanted her wedding to feel like a classic, traditional and outdoor garden. We used her custom monogram and invitation details throughout the wedding to make the design feel cohesive.”



Creating a Cohesive Look

“I find certain elements whether it be a certain color, texture or theme and implement them in the design of the wedding. Most of my inspiration comes from wedding blogs, local magazines and all platforms of social media. I find certain elements whether it be a certain color, texture or theme and implement them in the design of the wedding.”



Love and Logistics

“I love all the logistics in planning, but I also like to have fun with my couple! This is someone I will be working with for the next year, so it’s important to connect from the beginning.”



A special thank you to Engaged Events owner and lead coordinator, Whitney Bailey for giving us an inside look at how to create a cohesive look for your wedding or special event as well as taking us along in her process. To get Whitney and her talented team’s expert design work on your big day, you can contact her directly through her Brides of North Texas vendor profile.

Pros to Working with a Personal Trainer

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Dress CHECK, Cake CHECK, Venue CHECK, Flowers CHECK! What about the bride? Isn’t your health and happiness just as important? Brides come to Bells & Barbells Wedding Fitness because they are looking for real results and are ready to place importance on their health and fitness.  They are looking for something that is going to work and know that the best results are only achieved through quality personal training and coaching. There is no replacement for a customized workout plan designed with intention and based on you and your goals. Don’t believe me? Read on for the pros to working with a personal trainer over buying into your standard membership gym or class studios. 

(guest post by Katherine Bahlburg of Bells & Barbells Wedding Fitness

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Avoid Crowded Gyms and Being Exposed to Unwanted Germs

With our recent health scare, avoiding crowded gyms and group classes are key to keeping you safe and from picking up any unwanted germs! Our studio is all one-on-one training, and since we limit the number of trainers and clients that we have on the floor at any one time, you can be sure to not only feel safe and germ-free but you will have your privacy too! #teambride

A Lasting Investment

Making an investment into a personal training program is very much like making an investment in your future self. The benefits of this investment will not only take your self-confidence to a whole new level but you will avoid unwanted health issues or injuries later on in life. Imagine being able to have a healthy pregnancy and saving hundreds if not thousands of dollars on doctor’s visits over the years. 

Say Goodbye to Workout Frustration

Having a trainer write you a customized training program but also be there to guide and coach you through it, will far outweigh anything you can achieve from doing random workouts. A good trainer will know how to customize a workout plan and cater to you and your body’s needs. 

Get the Accountability You’ve Been Needing

It is easy to fall off the wagon when you do not have anyone to hold you accountable. For example, it is easy for a person to roll over and turn off the alarm clock if no one is waiting for them. With a personal trainer, you know you have someone counting on you to show up, which is a much better push to get up and get to the gym than a blaring alarm alone. Having a trainer and an entire team to support you as we do here at Bells and Barbells Studios, will make all difference in the world when it comes to accomplishing everything you set out to do.

Be Challenged

Personal trainers help their clients achieve fitness goals, but they also help them reevaluate how they view health and wellness. A quality trainer can help their clients realize fitness should be a priority in their life—not an item to check off their to-do list. For example, some people struggle with physical limitations that make them believe they cannot exercise. A personal trainer can create a workout routine suited to their fitness level as well as establish small goals to help set them up for success.

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Available spots for 2020 are filling up fast here at our Dallas studio, so if you mention this article by the end of the month, we will guarantee you a spot! And for those not wanting to leave the comfort of your home, we also have a remote training program – sign up here

This Dreamy Gardenesque Wedding Will Make You Forget You’re Downtown

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A dreamy, downtown wedding filled with the most elegant florals, posh bridal style and gorgeous surroundings? YES, please! Every detail about this wedding editorial is right up our alley! Styled in the elegant courtyard at Hotel Crescent Court, nothing could go amiss for this perfect day! Blushington Blooms pulled out all the stops, creating the wedding arch of our dreams. Each floral arrangement featured soft blushes and warm, dusty yellows, topped with delicate orchids – LOVE! Set amongst the flowers were barely-there ghost chairs from Lawson Event Rentals, certainly adding a modern edge. The crisp invitation suite from Lyons Paperie suited the busy, downtown Dallas vibe with bold type atop bubble gum pink paperie. Bridal beauty goals were achieved thanks to Ashley Drew Artistry’s makeup expertise and Grand Slam Glam’s uniquely messy braided up-do. Donning a stunning gown from Lovely Bride with embroidered florals and sheer detailing, the model bride glowed. Beautifully captured by Bertha Torres Photography, this dreamy garden wedding is the perfect inspiration for any urban bride! Check out the full gallery below!

Photos // Bertha Torres Photography

This Dreamy Gardenesque Wedding Will Make You Forget You’re Downtown

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“The gown is Rime Arodaky – Palmer. Our favorite part is the back overlay that makes an amazing train! Perfect for any bride wanting a modern, minimalist vibe while still making a statement.” – Lovely Bride

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“We love to use large, lush roses and open them up in different ways to create a different look and variety!” – Blushington Blooms

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“This romantic and tousled up-do was inspired by the natural beauty of twisting vines and garden landscapes. The soft curls around her face are in contrast with the detailed fishtail braid that wraps around the back of the up-do. To create this look, we used three of our favorite products – Texture Takeover by Fave4 Hair, Redkin Wax Blast, and volumizing hairspray by Kenra.” – Grand Slam Glam’s

10 Elegant North Texas Venues for a Truly Classic Wedding 

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Who doesn’t love a truly classic wedding? With these 10 elegant North Texas venues, feeling like a princess and having the fairytale wedding of your dreams can become a reality! Breathtaking views, crystal chandeliers, and grand ballrooms are just a few of the stunning details you’ll find in these jaw-dropping venues. Scroll through to learn more about each and to find the perfect venue for any chic and elegant affair!

10 Elegant North Texas Venues for a Truly Classic Wedding 

Aristide | McKinney – Glitz, glam, and absolutely jaw-drop worthy! Aristide | McKinney is a beautiful Tuscan-inspired wedding venue that can simply be described as classic elegance at its finest. Dress it up or keep it simple with one of their two beautiful ballrooms, each complete with its own cocktail space and patio that will make your wedding feel intimate yet spectacular. This is the perfect versatile location for any bride looking for a simple and elegant venue!

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Dallas Palms Wedding Venue – Beautifully elegant ballroom weddings are Dallas Palms’ specialty! Dallas Palms Wedding Venue offers three distinct and spacious ballrooms, each complete with its own private outdoor garden. The palm trees lining the property give off the most subtle and unique destination wedding vibe that will give you your own private destination wedding in the heart of the city. Complete with their full-service wedding planners, this dreamy wedding venue is an easy choice for any elegant wedding!

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Aristide | Flower Mound – Aristide | Flower Mound is a remarkably stunning wedding chapel that brings a modern feel to elegant weddings. The high vaulted ceilings, chandeliers and gleaming pews are all eye-catching elements that add an old world-style feel and simply elevate any chic wedding. Continue your big day in their spacious reception hall built with a wall full of windows and elegant chandeliers. The possibilities are endless when it comes to making this venue your own!

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Gleneagles Country Club – Can you say luxury? Gleneagles Country Club offers the elegance and tradition of a country club combined with Southern charm! With beautiful private ceremony and reception areas, picturesque views of the golf course and unmatched service, your big day is sure to be everything you could want and more. Make your dream wedding a reality at this oh-so chic and elegant wedding venue!

Photo: Anna Smith Photography

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La Cima Club – Contemporary and elegant, plus a WOW factor, La Cima Club takes the ordinary to the extraordinary! With the most breathtaking 26-story view of the Dallas-Fort Worth skyline, you are sure to have the most unforgettable wedding day – not to mention the endless gorgeous photo opportunities. Your wedding will be unforgettable at this one-of-a-kind exquisite venue!

Photo: Kate Pease Photography

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Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park – Three words to describe Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park: vibrant, elegant and lavish! Bring every moment of your fairytale wedding to life in their grand ballroom, or keep it simple but elegant in one of their smaller spaces. Either way, you’re sure to have the chic and luxurious wedding of your dreams!

Photo: Anna Smith Photography

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The Tribute Golf Club – Old world charm meets modern elegance in this Scottish-style wedding venue! The Tribute Golf Club offers a traditional and cozy venue with a stylish interior that gives the perfect blend of classic and luxury for the most extraordinary wedding. Their clubhouse includes both indoor and outdoor event areas that are majestic and full of luxurious amenities. The Royal Ballroom – need we say more? – offers tons of bay windows for ample natural light and breathtaking views of the beautiful golf course. For the perfect al fresco ceremony, choose between their Ceremony Arbor and Highland Terrace – who says elegant weddings can’t be outdoors? We know you will love this wedding venue as much as we do!

Photo: Sherry Sutton Photography

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Vouv Dallas – Vouv Dallas is the one of the metro’s newest elegant wedding venue that is unlike any other! This blank-slate style venue lets you create any wedding style, from tuxedos and ballgowns to minimalist, and everything in-between. To say we are swooning over this venue is an understatement!

Photo: Jacque Manaugh Photography

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The Westin Stonebriar Hotel & Golf Club – Nothing is more elegant than country club and ballroom weddings, so why not have both? The Westin Stonebriar Hotel & Golf Club combines country club vibes with the service and hospitality of a hotel to give the ultimate wedding venue. Choose between their three-tiered garden terrace or their dreamy ballroom space for your perfect elegant wedding ceremony. We can guarantee you will never want to leave this resort-style escape!

Photo: Madison Kaitlin Photography

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Hilton Dallas/Park Cities – If you’re looking for a venue that is fit for a black tie and ballgown wedding, this is it! Hilton Dallas/Park Cities is a hidden gem in Dallas that offers the ideal space for a classic ballroom wedding. Their gorgeous rooftop patio boasts the best views of the city and serves as the perfect place to end your big day. But the fun doesn’t stop there – have the perfect wedding weekend by staying in their beautiful rooms and adventuring around the surrounding city!

Loving this style of wedding venue? Find even more ballroom venues listed on our Venues page here!

Color Coded | Wedding Color Palette Inspiration for Every Bride

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Nailing down a color palette is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make during the wedding planning process! Determining your bridesmaids’ dresses, floral arrangements, table settings and so much more, the colors you choose to incorporate into your big day play a major part. Luckily, we’ve done the work for you, curating color combinations that are sure to make it onto your mood board. Hosted by Hidden Pines | Hurst, this menagerie of inspiration, style and, most importantly, color is not to be missed!

Sugar Almond

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Neutral takes a whole new name in this ‘Sugar Almond’ hued scene. Proving that, once again, less is more, room is made for soft oranges, rosy blushes and deeper greens. How will you incorporate this elevated, cool-girl color?

photographer – Megan Kay Photography | floral – 21 Parc Floral & Events | hair – Styles by Vero | makeup – byLomuns | coffee – Moravian Coffee| dress –Bella Bridesmaids


Something Blue

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We’re always here for something blue, but, when paired with the agrarian green of pears and luxe texture from hydrangeas – not to mention the velvet dress – we just can’t stay away! Don’t be afraid of using bold blues to emphasize other complimenting colors!

photography – Pharris Photos & Philms | hair + makeup – Baleigh Kerr Hair and Makeup | floral – Lizzie Bee’s Flower Shoppe | dress – Bella Bridesmaids | placesetting – Posh Couture Rentals | invitation suite, place card, calligraphy – Ladybird Paper Co.




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Brides return to rose-shaded hues again and again for good reason. Translating beautifully across florals (of course), gowns and even gems, this hue pairs well with anything!

photography – Lorena Burns Photography and Films | dress – Bella Bridesmaids | floral – Floral Bar TX | fine jewelry – The True Gem | hair + makeup – Baleigh Kerr Hair & Makeup


Black and Bold

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Everything pops against the color black – this vibrant pink is no exception! Brides who reach for those bolder hues – go for it! Bright-on-black adds a unique, modern twist to any wedding!

photography – Nate & Grace Photography | invitation suite – MK Event Boutique | hair – Styles by Vero | makeup – byLomuns | dress – Bella Bridesmaids | floral – The Greenhouse 817 | giftbox – Bash & Vibe


Poppy Lane

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Mustard meets garden-fresh in this darling set up. We are more than slightly into textures, and we can practically feel these blooms through the screen! Add bold, personal details to your wedding day through a unique cake or brilliant gown!

photography – Catie Ann Photography | floral – Root + Bloom Floral Design | cake – Tart Bakery | hair + makeup – JM Glamour | dress – Bella Bridesmaids


Violet Touch

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These violet beauties paired perfectly with soft peaches, lavenders and crisp whites. It’s the perfect color to give off a romantic, fairy-like wedding vibe, fit for a Disney princess. It’s the dreamiest wedding scene!

photography – The Lockharts | hair + makeup – Grand Slam Glam | invitation suite – Lyons Paperie | floral – Out of the Garden | dress – Bella Bridesmaids