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Classic Garden Wedding Walkthrough with Jen Rios Weddings

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Photos by Shannon Skloss Photography

For their big day, Courtney and Dee Jay wanted to give their guests a DFW experience with West Texas touches. The bride had a very specific vision of her guests dining in a clear tent with hanging greenery and cafe lighting. From there she wanted to mix classic details with garden floral accents to create a warm and inviting environment. The couple hired wedding planner extraordinaire Jen Rios of Jen Rios Weddings to bring the bride’s vision to life. “As the planner and designer, it was our job to make sure all of the pieces fit perfectly together to make sure week-of installation went smoothly,” said Jen. “We worked with Courtney in every aspect to make sure the thread of her design was cohesive in every element from floral, place settings, linens, rentals, cake, paper, calligraphy and more.”

Everly Alaine designed beautiful lush, garden inspired florals for the day. The bride’s loose but still classic style was showcased by incorporating greenery and fresh pastel blooms with touches of cotton. The head table featured amazing pieces from Posh Couture Rentals with printed napkins and hand-tied bread place cards as a beautifully composed design. Culinary Art Catering served up delicious cuisine, and Cleggraphy Designs created hand written pieces for the reception, providing whimsical and personal touches. Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery designed an incredible cake that complemented the theme, and lounges from Coral Lane and lighting from Beyond added to the cozy feel of the reception.

“I felt that our wedding was sophisticated and graceful, but also entertaining and joyful! I really wanted to combine a formal and important life event with the fun of a night out with friends,” said bride Courtney.

Courtney was absolutely stunning in her gown from Bridal Boutique of Lewisville, and her maids were lovely as well in their gowns from Bella Bridesmaids. The Styling Stewardess created the perfect hair and makeup to complete the stylish bridal and bridesmaid looks.

We are blown away by the vision of Courtney and the incredible work these DFW wedding vendors did to bring this sweet couple’s dream day to fruition! For more from this classic garden wedding, flip to page 191 of the current issue of Brides of North Texas. Cheers!


Planning & Design | Jen Rios Weddings

Floral | Everly Alaine Florals

Catering | Culinary Art Catering

Decor/Rentals | Coral Lane

Decor/Rentals | Posh Couture Rentals

Cake | Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery

Bridal Gown & Veil | Bridal Boutique of Lewisville

Bridesmaid’s Attire | Bella Bridesmaids

Hair & Makeup | The Styling Stewardess

Calligraphy | Cleggraphy Designs

Lighting | Beyond

M&M Event Rentals • La Tavola Linen • Art by Ellie • Party Machine Band • Shannon Skloss Photography • Classic Oaks Ranch • Cowtown Charter • North Mark Films

Garden Love Wedding Inspiration by MK Event Boutique

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Photos by Kristen Dee Photography

We are swooning over this garden love scene designed by Hannah Heres of MK Event Boutique. Inspired by Pantone’s color of the year, Hannah focused heavily on greenery to create a botanical and romantic garden party feel with modern touches. The Dallas Arboretum was the perfect locale for this organic shoot. Petals Couture Floral + Event Design adorned the setting with the most flawless floral arrangements filled with white blooms, greenery and the most unique flower, king protea. Coral Lane provided a stunning brass shelving unit and rattan seating for a bit of boho flair. Completing the look, the model bride looked stunning in her lace sheath gown from Bridal Boutique with romantic hair and makeup by The Styling Stewardess. Shoutout to Kristen Dee Photography for capturing every detail so beautifully! Happy Tuesday!


Design, Styling & Signage | MK Event Boutique

Photography | Kristen Dee Photography

Venue | Dallas Arboretum

Floral | Petals Couture Floral + Event Design

Rentals | Coral Lane

Gown + Veil | Bridal Boutique

Hair + Makeup | The Styling Stewardess

Culinary Creatives: In the Kitchen with DFW Wedding Caterer Beyond the Box

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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 Beyond the Box Catering! Stay tuned as we feature more from DFW caterers featured in the pages of Brides of North Texas.

Meet The Chef – Doug Brown
A graduate of New York’s renowned Culinary Institute of America, Chef Brown became interested in cooking at a young age by watching his mother prepare three meals a day for his family of nine. At the age of 23, Chef Brown was appointed Executive Chef of the Nana Restaurant in The Hilton Anatole Hotel. Chef Brown received several accolades at Nana and elevated the restaurant to its first five-star rating from the Dallas Morning News. This accomplishment later earned him his first of three trips to the prestigious James Beard House in New York City. In 2003, Brown opened Beyond the Box Cafe in downtown Dallas, and Beyond the Box Catering Company was developed shortly after.

The Dish
Cider Glazed Pork Belly, Vanilla Bean Sweet Potato, Pomegranate Seeds, Micro Arugula

Tasty Tips
Beyond the Box offers everything! Comfort, food truck, asian, southern, tex-mex – they do it all! They offer a large variety of delectable multi-cultural cuisines. Chef Brown says, “Your wedding is only one day… don’t hold back! You don’t get a do-over. Don’t be afraid to personalize the day and make it memorable.”

5 Innovative Color Palettes To Explore for your Wedding

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There will always be a special place in our hearts for classic wedding color palettes, but we can’t help but get a little giddy when we see brides pushing the envelope with their wedding decor colors. Take a peek below at some of the unique and innovative color palettes we’ve spotted our North Texas wedding pros using recently. Enjoy!

Try hues in deep crimson and smokey blue for a romantic and moody color scheme that is sure to set a new standard for wedding inspiration.

The Greenhouse 817 | Jeff Brummett Photography | Brake & Clutch Warehouse

We love the idea of using a citrus color palette in warm, vibrant hues for a fun and whimsical summer soiree!

Petals Couture Floral & Event DesignCassie Loree Photography | The Oaks Event CenterGold Dust Vintage Rentals

For a fun new take on the trendy wine color combos, add pops of fuchsia on a base of dark grey and black tones for an extra dose of drama.

Sage Fine Flowers | Courtney Hanson Photography | Dove Ridge Vineyard | Events by Jade | Coral Lane | Golden Greys

For spring and summer weddings, a primary color palette in exaggerated hues of turquoise, poppy red and yellow are sure to brighten up your wedding.

Lush Couture Floral | Ben Q. Photography | Clark Gardens | Patsy’s Bridal Boutique | Jennifer Trotter – Lip Service Makeup

We love having green take center stage in color palettes! Add hues of goldenrod and crimson for a fresh take on a traditional fall scheme.

R Love FloralStephanie Brazzle Photography | The Rosemary Barn Venue | Beautiful Event Rentals | The Bridal Salon at Neiman Marcus | WZ Beauty Studio

Romantic Garden DFW Wedding by Silver Lining Events + Co

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Photos by A Sea of Love

Following a dreamy whirlwind proposal in Paris, Kathryn and Brandon said “I do” as the sun peeked through a canopy of emerald trees illuminating a long aisle lined with creamy clusters of flowers and rows of white wooden chairs. DFW wedding planner Silver Lining Events + Co carried out the bride and groom’s vision of a contemporary romantic garden wedding and R Love Floral crafted the most beautiful floral arrangements to complement the picturesque outdoor ambience. Kathryn was stunning in her Berta gown with handcrafted flower lace appliqués from Bridal Boutique. Guests danced the night away to the sweet sounds of the Royal Dukes Band and the happy couple bid adieu to their guests and departed in a Rolls Royce Ghost from Blue Diamond Limousine. Cheers to Kathryn and Brandon! Pick up the latest copy of Brides of North Texas and flip to pages 66-71 to see more from this exclusive Vows that Wow wedding!


Bridal Gown | Bridal Boutique

Entertainment | The Royal Dukes Band

Florist | R Love Floral

Transportation | Blue Diamond Limousine

Wedding Planner | Silver Lining Events + Co

Dallas Affaires Cake Co • Nothing Bundt Cakes • Corner Donuts • Krispy Kreme • Marie Gabrielle • The Electric Violin Lady • Drybar • Art by Ellie • The Makeup Story • A Sea of Love • XO Creative • Steel City Pops • Dallas Event and Party Rentals