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North Texas Wedding Musicians You’ll Want to Book

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Your fiancé proposed, you’ve announced to your friends and family you’re engaged, and now it’s time to celebrate! When planning your wedding, the right music selection can set the tone. From your ceremony to reception, finding a DJ or band that showcases your personality can allow you to feel at ease and enjoy the day. More than just supplying the tunes, the right DJ or band serves as an emcee for the evening, guiding your guests through key milestones such as the cake cutting, speeches and dances. Check out three of our favorite North Texas wedding musicians you are going to want to book! These musicians will make sure your wedding day will be one you and your guests will remember for years to come. Happy planning!

DJ Jason Esquire – From the first dance to the final dance, DJ Jason Esquire makes sure your guests always know what is going on and coming up. He doesn’t want to be the guy who shows up to your wedding and plays songs; he wants to really get to know you two and help create an atmosphere that’s perfect for you as well as everyone who’s attending. As a bride, you have so much going on, you shouldn’t have to worry about music, so leave it up to this expert DJ.

Photo: NBarrett Photography

Royal Dukes Band – The Royal Dukes Band is a 3 to 14 piece band that will customize their music to meet your taste. The band travels to perform concerts so that you have the chance to hear them live before booking. If you’re booking The Royal Dukes Band for your ceremony, they will even send you a demo CD with their simple approach to ceremony music. For receptions, they pride themselves on their high-energy and flawless performance to keep your guests dancing all night long!

Box Talent Agency – Drive – Box Talent Agency has set the industry standard by booking and promoting entertainment in more than 35 states since 1987. For over 20 years, they have helped couples select the perfect entertainment for their rehearsal dinner, ceremony or reception. Their experienced agents know the best and most-trusted bands around the DFW area and are sure to help you find the perfect entertainer for your special day!

Just one of the many bands they book, Drive, is a five piece, high energy group with male and female vocals that cover a wide range of music spanning from country, pop, rock and everything in between from the 60’s to today’s hits. Drive is best described as a live jukebox, and they strive to accurately cover all of the songs they perform.

Watercolor Invitation Designs from North Texas Wedding Stationery Creatives

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An undeniable trend in invitations this year has been the prominence of watercolor, and it seems to have thrived in each season! Check out some of our favorite watercolor invitation designs from these North Texas stationery creatives who are ready to make your paperie dreams come true and assist in all your paper product needs! Enjoy!

Brown Fox Creative | Mockingbird Lane Photography

Golden Greys | Paisley Layne Photography

Lane Love Paper Co. | AR Photography | The Social Gather

Illustrated Weddings by Lola Lorena | Cloud Creative Events | Amanda Jameson Photography

Pink Champagne Paper | Angela King Photography

Charming Antique Styled Shoot from Gray Door Photography

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With a touch of modernity and an abundance of vintage flair, this charming antique styled shoot from Gray Door Photography is every bit as elegant as it is relaxed and easy. To introduce the ambiance, Sarah Ann Design created a custom designed paper suite featuring a hand drawn venue sketch, simple foliage leaves and carefully handwritten calligraphy. Focusing the shoot around the tabletop, Beautiful Event Rentals provided the wooden table topped with airy linens, antique brushed silver serving trays and wild flower-esq arrangements with shades of ivory, maroon and blush. A delicious looking classic two-tier white frosted cake from Sugar Bee Sweets stood as its own centerpiece atop a gold cake stand, surrounded by pickings of fresh figs and grapes. Undoubtedly, the most antique inspiration came from the bride’s look; her relaxed updo was pinned in with a vintage rose barrette, which perfectly complemented her strappy sweetheart neckline, tulle skirt gown from Lovely Bride. Not a detail was missed in this gorgeous shoot! Enjoy!

Photos // Gray Door Photography

From the photographer: “Inspired by the delicacy of wedding-day details, this shoot captures a feminine aesthetic and the romantic atmosphere of an intimate gathering. A neutral color palette with burgundy accents keeps the gallery organic and simple, letting heirloom details take center stage.​ ​Our hearts are captivated with the tiniest and most delicate details – the small things that, for a bride, become heirlooms of her love story: the fine lace trim of an antique sleeve, her dainty floral hairpin, a heartfelt love note from her husband-to-be.​ Against The Grove’s natural landscape, the tabletop sets an inviting outdoor scene. To cap the celebration, a slice of cake topped with finely crafted sugar flowers.​ ​Loose florals add texture and depth at every turn. The organic, oversized arrangements are bursting with big summer blooms and lush greenery. Delicate dahlias and blush roses pop against merlot-hued leaves and carefully layered botanical texture.​”


Modern Botanical Styled Shoot from MK Event Boutique

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Clean, natural and refreshingly simple, this modern botanical shoot from MK Event Boutique is the perfect dose of organic wedding inspiration no matter your venue preference! Kylie Crump Photography captured the magic between the model bride and groom, both dressed in attire fit for the nontraditional pseudo ceremony. The bride wore an elegant long sleeve, lace illusion back gown with an appropriately bohemian feel from LeAnn’s Bridal, pairing perfectly with the eased-out feel of the shoot. The crisp, white backdrop and sandstone tiled floors of the Wildridge neighborhood created an easy canvas space to allow the earthy details of the table setting stand as the focal point of the room, drawing the eye in to the bold splash of color in the deep green and brown elements of table decor. Providing rentals such as the dark wood table and trendy ghost chairs, Coral Lane helped to assemble a striking table display featuring natural elements in the wood candle holders and chargers, sleek gold rimmed glasses and gold serveware, and fresh arrangements of leafy greenery embellished with full white blooms. We’re loving every bit of this contemporary and fresh shoot! Cheers!

Photos // Kylie Crump Photography


Photography | Kylie Crump Photography

Planner, Paperie & Calligraphy | MK Event Boutique

Bridal Attire | LeAnn’s Bridal 

Rentals | Coral Lane

Wildridge Neighborhood, Holly Viles Floral Design, Makeup by Krista Ann

Bridal Beauty Style with Brittany Jones Hair and Makeup

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Beauty insight for the big day is on every bride’s mind, so we sat down with North Texas wedding hair and makeup artist Brittany Jones of Brittany Jones Hair and Makeup to bring you the 411 on the latest bridal beauty tips and trends! Read on for her expert advice to make sure you’re every bit the blushing bride on your wedding day!

Q: What advice do you have for a bride trying to find the right look for her day?

A: Look everywhere for inspiration! Bridal magazines, social media and beauty professionals are all great resources for finding your dreamt of wedding day look. Try to set a realistic expectation for yourself and your day-of artist/stylist by finding inspiration pictures and styles that match or are close to your same hair color and length and same skin tone. Best tip: find a hair and makeup artist who you feel can replicate the look you’re dreaming of and also someone you will enjoy spending your big day with!

Q: Do you recommend doing a trial run before the big day?

A: 100% YES! I highly recommend that every bride do a trial run with their wedding day beauty professional/team. Not only will you get to meet them beforehand and get to know them and their style. This will also relieve any unnecessary stress you may have about how you want your hair and/or makeup on your wedding day!

Q: What beauty trends do you predict for the coming year?

A: Short hair and more shimmer! I saw a lot of short dos at NYFW! Everything has been about long, voluminous curls for awhile. While I think this will always be a classic look, I think we might be seeing more short cuts. The makeup look the past year has been ALL about heavy contour and matte palettes. I think we’ll be seeing more subtle, natural ways to contour and highlight. Maybe that’s a dream for this makeup artist, but I love a good, natural glowing bride with big bright eyes and ALWAYS lashes!

Q: What should a bride do to prepare for her wedding?

A: Trial everything! There’s nothing worse than getting to wedding week and not being prepared with your beauty routine! Hair, makeup, your airbrush tan, nails, skin, you name it! You should have everything nailed down before getting to wedding week. [It’s a] huge stress reliever and allows you more time to focus on your big day when it gets down to “crunch time.”

Q: What is the most important beauty and/or hair product every bride should have?

A: The perfect hair and makeup artist! Haha! It is so hard to limit a girl to one product! But, if I had to pick just one, I would say the perfect foundation. If you don’t have a quality foundation that matches your skin color and your skin needs, you really aren’t doing your makeup routine or your skin justice!

Q: Any other insider tips you have for brides-to-be?

A: Relax and enjoy the process! Find a beauty professional and a beauty routine that works for you and that you trust. Trusting and enjoying your day-of artist will lead to a much more enjoyable experience for you as a bride. There’s nothing better than a glowing, happy bride and having the right team and regimen in your bridal arsenal will make this so much easier!

Photos 1 & 3: Rachel Elaine Photography | Photo 2: Jodee Debes Photography | Photo 4: Jeff Brummett Visuals | Photo 5: Kayla Barker Photography