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Foodoir: Decadent Dishes and Savory Sides from the Best DFW Caterers

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Straight from our new Spring/Summer 2018 issue, we’ve partnered with some of North Texas’ most sought-after food experts to create Foodoir, an editorial full of mouth-watering dishes and bites to certainly delight any palate! Vouv Dallas played host to our tasty plates along with Andrea Elizabeth Photography who captured all of the mouth-watering images below! From hors d’oeuvres to custom cocktails, scroll through and be sure to check out our digital magazine to find out more about the DFW catering companies behind all of these delicious options available to you and yours at your reception! Enjoy!

Photos // Andrea Elizabeth Photography

Foodoir: Decadent Dishes and Savory Sides from DFWs Best Caterers

Gil’s Elegant Catering – Sweet and Spicy Jalapeño and Apple Pork Tenderloin

Pan seared oven roasted pork tenderloin with sautéd apples and a jalapeño, apple chutney.

Foodoir: Decadent Dishes and Savory Sides from DFWs Best Caterers

Beyond the Box Catering – Summer Toast Station

Rustic sourdough topped with heirloom tomato, opal basil and fresh local mozzarella and Texas toast with avocado, cilantro, sprouts, sunflower seeds and sweet onion jam. House made buttermilk biscuits with maple glazed pork belly, bleu cheese spread, Texas peaches and arugula.

Foodoir: Decadent Dishes and Savory Sides from DFWs Best Caterers

Macklin’s Catering Co. – 1855 Aged Wood Grill Duck Breast

Pink peppercorn pickled grapes, beet powder and puree, 15-year balsamic honey with lemon squash caviar.

Foodoir: Decadent Dishes and Savory Sides from DFWs Best Caterers

Kent Rathbun Catering – King Salmon

King salmon, lobster ravioli with saffron vin blanc

Foodoir: Decadent Dishes and Savory Sides from DFWs Best Caterers

Culinary Art Catering – Tuna Tartare

Tuna tartare with red and yellow beets and roasted cashews

Foodoir: Decadent Dishes and Savory Sides from DFWs Best Caterers

Vestal’s Catering – Spicy Grilled Chicken

Tequila citrus grilled chicken with pineapple pico, Oaxacan rice and roasted pinons with house made pickled vegetables and ancho market vegetable hash

Foodoir: Decadent Dishes and Savory Sides from DFWs Best Caterers

HD Liquid Catering – Grape Caper Cocktail

The Grape Caper is a tequila based citrusy cocktail (much like a margarita) topped with sparkling wine for effervescence and strategically placed capers and caper brine that give it an extra element of depth of flavor. Start with a rim chilled martini glass with smoked sea salt. Combine tequila, lemon juice, grapefruit-infused agave demerara. Shake. Pour into martini glass. Top with sparkling wine. Use pipette to uptake 0.15 ounce herb infused caper brine and inject directly into bottom of cocktail. Garnish with herbs and fried capers.

Elegant Al Fresco Wedding Inspiration from Cloud Creative Events

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Just as we’ve been craving a bit more sun and outdoor weather comes this gorgeous new editorial from our Spring/Summer 2018 issue chock-full of elegant al fresco wedding inspiration from Cloud Creative Events! With Dove Ridge Vineyard as the backdrop, Rachel Elaine Photography captured the setting in the golden glow of late afternoon. The team brought a touch of moody sophistication through the use of deep jewel tones in everything from the table centerpieces to the plum and merlot hued paper suite from Brown Fox Creative. Matching the crest of the invitations, Flourish Floral Design Studio crafted a dreamy bouquet and similar centerpiece filled with blooms of dusty rose, merlot, plum and ivory. The swoon-worthy table setting was anchored by elements of whimsy mixed with contemporary decor. Beautiful Event Rentals provided plush, sand-colored end chairs with ghost chairs to accompany, along with the large birch colored wood table. Lace-edged chargers were topped with powdery blue ceramic plates, and gold flatware and rimmed glasses all from Posh Couture Rentals brought a touch of vintage elegance to the setting. The soft blue hue was again incorporated into the embellishment of the sleek cake designed by Loft22 Studios. We can just picture the model bride delighting in the beauty of her outdoor wedding, wearing her cold-shoulder lace gown from De Ma Fille with soft, windblown waves tousled by WZ Beauty Studio. We truly can’t get enough of this gorgeous editorial! Enjoy!

Photos // Rachel Elaine Photography

From the planner: “For this shoot, I was inspired by deep jewel tones and wanted to capture that richness in the floral design through the use of big, bold-hued blooms and organic, lush arrangements. Mixing modern plates, flatware and calligraphy with lush, organic florals creates a unique and beautiful look for a tabletop.”

Announcing our 2018 Looks of Love Contest Winners!

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looks of love contestOur 8th annual Looks of Love Contest has been absolutely incredible! One lucky finalist received the most votes, and we’re excited to announce our 2018 Looks of Love Contest winners are Madison and Kyle! Their gorgeous photos were captured by Allen Tsai Photography and we couldn’t be more smitten! We are thrilled to gift this couple with a one night stay at The Warwick Melrose-Dallas in deluxe suite accommodations, a three-course chef’s tasting menu for two with wine pairing in the hotel’s restaurant The Landmark, nightcaps for two in The Library, breakfast for two in The Landmark or in room dining AND complimentary overnight valet parking! If you missed their story, check it out along with all the other finalists by visiting our Looks of Love finalists page! Thank you so very much to all those who entered! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Bright Pink Modern Barn Inspiration from Events by Jade

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Just in time for all things love, romance, feminine and sweet, we’re so thrilled to share this bright pink modern barn inspiration from Events by Jade! We couldn’t think of a better time than Valentine’s Day week to share this styled shoot jam-packed with the hot, bold hue paired back by the serene simplicity of The Nest at Ruth Farms. Expertly captured by Rachel Elaine Photography, bright, natural light brought the perfect well-lit wash to the photos taken at the white wood barn. The model bride’s look was soft and romantic compared to the boldness of the decor and table display, wearing an airy tulle gown in a powdery blush pink from De Ma Fille. Her beauty look was kept just as sweet with loosely pinned back waves and peachy-pink makeup, from lids to cheeks! Drawing your eye immediately to the bold table display, Coral Lane provided unexpectedly complementary and unique pieces, like ghost chairs sitting atop a fuchsia Persian rug. Hot pink linens lined the table and sat at each place, set with gold flatware and crystal glasses. Out of the Garden crafted a giant centerpiece and bouquet of a variety of roses and bud flowers in a range of pinks that perfectly suited the setting. Unique place cards, along with an entire paper suite in watercolor pink and wispy calligraphy writing from LaneLove Paper Co. added an extra hint of softness to the setting. To top everything off, we just can’t get enough of the simple white iced cake from Creme de la Creme Cake Company, topped with macarons to serve as embellishment and an additional sweet bite! Cheers to love and this festive shoot!

Photos // Rachel Elaine Photography

From the planner: “I wanted to create a Valentine’s Day shoot that was romantic and lovely, yet fun and whimsical. My goal was to make it a wedding inspirational shoot that someone who was getting married on Valentine’s Day would enjoy. I loved all of the small details with the cherries – they were a perfect addition. I hope you enjoy this shoot as much as we do.”

The Bridal & Event Show + Ticket Giveaway!

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When selecting what bridal events to attend in your wedding planning process, chose the ones that resonate with your own vision for your wedding. Curated. Design-based. Exclusive. Luxury. Cozy. Charming. Inspiring. Intimate. These are all words to describe what you will experience at The Bridal & Event Show on Sunday, February 18, from 1:00pm – 4:00pm at Hotel Crescent Court, sponsored by Brides of North Texas, Perfectly Pigmented, LeForce Entertainment, North Texas Travel Group, Susan Thanet Photography and Winnie Couture.

Leave your car with the complimentary valet service and you will be greeted with a welcome mimosa. As you enter the venue, you will mingle and shop with some of Dallas’ premier event professionals and retailers while live entertainment by LeForce Entertainment provides the backdrop to this immersive event planning experience. You will enjoy bridal fashion presentations featuring Winnie Couture, indulge in countless bites of luxury cuisine, and will be sent off to happy planning with a swag bag sponsored by Brides of North Texas. Hotel Crescent Court will also be preparing an exclusive tasting menu for you to enjoy at the show, here is a sneak peak: there will be warm lobster cappuccinos, steak chimichurri, a biscuit, and gravy fountain and more!

Be sure to purchase your tickets ahead of time with our code BRIDESOFNT to get $10 off your ticket, or you can also purchase at the door for an additional $10. Tickets can be purchased here!

AND… as a special treat, we are giving away two sets of three tickets over on Instagram to two lucky brides-to-be! To enter, simply tag the friends in the post comments (the more comments, the more entries!) by tomorrow Tuesday, February 13 at midnight. Winners will be messaged Wednesday morning! Good luck!

Photos // AR Photography