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Best Dallas Area Venues for Large Weddings and Lodging

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With so many spectacular DFW venues, deciding which one is best for your wedding can be a difficult choice to make! For those expecting a lot of guests, especially with out of town visitors, we’ve done the footwork for you and created this handy little guide to some of the best Dallas area venues for large weddings and lodging! Read on for more and be sure to check out their websites for further information and to schedule a visit to check out their spaces!

Best Dallas Area Venues for Large Weddings and Lodging

Hotel Crescent Court – With many areas around this famed hotel property to host a wedding, your ceremony to reception dreams are sure to be achieved at this gorgeous spot! The Crescent Club in particular is the place to be if your wedding brings over 400 guests — be sure to reserve your block of rooms well in advance to make sure your out-of-town guests get the best of Texas hospitality in their luxuriously decorated guest rooms!

Photo: John Cain Photography

Hilton Dallas Park Cities – With close proximity to both DFW-area airports, this Park Cities Hilton location has all of the amenities needed to make your wedding weekend a breeze for you and all of your guests! A 4,000 sq. ft ballroom is the perfect customizable space to create your dream reception. Guests will dance the night away and even enjoy a sneak out under the stars on the hotel’s stunning rooftop!

Photo: Emily Davis Photography

Cooper Hotel Conference Center and Spa – Take a trip to this DFW oasis and your whole group will feel relaxed and ready to celebrate! On the smaller side for large weddings, the 61 guest room Cooper Hotel can accommodate up to 250 guests for a seated reception, with a full-service catering menu chock-full of mouth-watering selections! For an added bonus, treat yourself and your bridal party to one of the delightful spa services offered on-site for a pre-wedding refresher!

Hilton Anatole Dallas – With an astounding 1,606 guest rooms on-site, the Hilton Anatole is an easy choice to host a wedding to accommodate any size guest list! Ample entertainment options on the property will occupy guests and show them the best of Dallas (try the gorgeous skyline view on for size!) in preparation of your big day!

The Joule Hotel – Creating completely customizable wedding packages from start to finish, this famed landmark hotel in the heart of the Dallas business district is known for its iconic architecture and renowned art collection pieces. Give your guests a photo-worthy backdrop on the great lawn, featuring the iconic ogling eyeball statue (The Eye by Tony Tasset) and the glamorous downtown Dallas backdrop. The views and the service certainly won’t disappoint!

Photo: Lauren Peele Photography

Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park – With a ballroom holding up to 800 guests and multiple places to eat, relax and play on-site, it’s easy to say “YES!” to this fantastic Hilton property just outside of Dallas proper! Multiple ballrooms and event spaces on-site cater to larger groups, with options for 250, 300 and 450 guest seating capacity as well. A total room count of just at 300 ensures you’ll have enough space for all of your in-town guests to make your weekend a sure-fire success!

The Westin Stonebriar Hotel and Golf Club – Enjoy the benefits of a full-service planning team, beautiful rolling hill views and top-notch services when you choose this Frisco location as your wedding venue! With options to accommodate up to 400 guests, this gorgeous setting of this almost country-club like locale will make you feel as if you’re far out of the DFW area. Indoor and outdoor areas allow for maximum customization for a ceremony, reception and stay to remember!

Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas – This Four Diamond rated hotel boasts one of the largest and most spectacular garden areas to host wedding sized of 400+ guests, and a ballroom to cater to parties of up to 600! But aside from its spectacular accommodations, this Omni location is known for its unique design and a host of entertainment options for your guests, including a winding canal for paddle boarding and gondola rides, multiple on-property dining options and a spa catering to everything from manicures to Swedish massages.

Hilton Dallas Rockwall Lakefront – With a harbor view to beat all, this Rockwall Hilton location boasts easily one of the most memorable waterfront locales for DFW venue choices! A stunning terrace is the perfect spot at this hotel to host welcome drinks, a cocktail hour or even a post-wedding brunch for all of your guests to enjoy. Over 100 rooms on the property have direct views of the lake, ensuring your guests will enjoy their stay just as much as they will your special day!

The Westin Galleria Dallas – With event spaces accommodating larger weddings anywhere from 300-700 guests, it’s no wonder this classic, heart-of-Dallas locale is a continual top choice for both hosting and housing wedding weekends! Their on-site award-winning chef is known for whipping up menus to delight every palate, no matter how exotic the request. From start to finish, their events staff work to make sure every detail is handled and properly executed to ensure a smooth and enjoyable day for you and your entire wedding group!

Elegant Cinderella Themed Styled Shoot from Alba Rose Photography

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A fairy tale came to life just beautifully in this elegant Cinderella themed styled shoot from Alba Rose Photography. What a dream! Classic and timeless princess-inspired details made this styled shoot at The Milestone Denton one-of-a-kind, and we’re swooning! Roses in blush and white from Haute Floral adorned the curved staircase, where the bride walked down in an ethereal, light blue princess-style dress with an oh-so-impressive train from Stanley Korshak Bridal and tousled locks by Tease to Please. An elegant tablescape provided by Beautiful Event Rentals featured gold chargers, glass galore and burgeoning blooms from Out of the Garden, was fit for a queen, complete with birdcage-style chairs on either end for a royal touch. Light blue accents in the regal invitation suite by LaneLove Paper Co. and a pearl-studded cake from The Jenny Layne Bakery added even more elegant Cinderella-themed touches throughout the day, before the bride and her bridesmaids, wearing Bridal Boutique dresses, were whisked away in a horse-drawn carriage. “A dream is a wish your heart makes” and this shoot, full of nostalgia for one of our favorite fairy tales, was a dream come true!

Photos // Alba Rose Photography 

Video // Zpro Films

Countryside Engagement Session from Meggie Taylor Photography

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Summer may be just getting started, but this autumn countryside engagement session from Meggie Taylor Photography has us dreaming of cooler weather and the sweet photo opportunities that come with it. Sweaters and snuggles galore! For Adalee and Nate’s engagement session, Meggie followed the couple to the bride’s home in Rockwall, Texas, for a gorgeous shoot full of dreamy golden hour light and the sweetest emotions. How special for these photos to be taken in the very spot the bride grew up! Be sure to scroll all the way down to see how this couple met and what their wedding day will look like!

Photos // Meggie Taylor Photography

From the bride: “Nate and I both went to Baylor University and met through mutual friends. I hardly knew him when I asked him to a function, but since then he has been my permanent function date! For the proposal, Nate coordinated with an employee at Baylor and had her call me to invite me to this dinner in which I got to host a donor to the University. I show up at the event, and a man at the door told me ‘my event had been moved’ and escorted me to this area on the river where Nate was, ready to propose. Once I happily said yes, we walked over to a boat that he had covered in lights and had dinner ready for me. We boated off down the river to a surprise engagement party with all of our family and friends! It was an absolutely thoughtful and perfect evening.

Our wedding colors are navy and blush. I would describe the style as soft, romantic and timeless. It is hard for me to stray from the classics!  The flowers are one of my favorite details, because we got to sit down with our florist and choose flowers one by one in order to craft something beautiful and bold. I cannot wait to see the final product all together!”

Great Finds for Specialty Wedding Details in the DFW Area

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With so many details to check off on your pre-wedding list, you’ll want to make sure your roster includes some of the specialty service great finds the DFW area has to offer! From boutique “get-fit” spots tailored especially to brides to live-painted wedding portraits, we’ve compiled a list of a few must-have vendors designed to help make your big day the most memorable of all! Scroll down for details, and be sure to check out each brand’s site for more information!

specialty wedding details - Seibert Studios

Seibert Studios

Artist and art aficionado Jennifer Kathleen Seibert has both a passion for capturing moments and creating beauty—two skills that make her the perfect person to enlist to forever capture the memory of your wedding bouquet! Her expertise in painting flowers, having been selected for some of the country’s best curator’s exhibitions, ensures that she’ll create the perfect accent memory to last a lifetime!

Chanticleer Wedding Art

For a cake to truly steal the spotlight, Chanticleer Wedding Art is your go-to for one-of-a-kind, hand crafted cake stands to give your sweet treat moment a platform to shine! As one of the only local vendors with larger size stands for rent (going as large as 26 inches!), this vendor has a plethora of artisan options to rent or the option to custom design your perfect cake stand to treasure for years to come!

HD Liquid Catering

To help keep the party going and treat guests to tasty sips, HD Liquid Catering is your one-stop shop for everything from creating specialty “his and hers” cocktails to hosting your open-bar for weddings large or small! They also specialize in bar displays for all wedding events, including delightful brunch bars for your bridal or wedding showers!

HireaMinister.com

If a ceremony outside the walls of a church are in your wedding plans, this team employs a roster of licensed/ordained ministers with ample experience in officiating weddings. Although based in the DFW-area, all ministers on the team are able to travel, making this the ideal solution for weddings near and far.

Bells & Barbells

In the midst of saying “YES” to the dress, it’s time to get your mind and body in a confident, healthy space! Bells & Barbells is a boutique fitness company specializing in private fitness and nutrition services custom tailored to each bride. From providing you the tools to get you in tip-top shape to helping provide an outlet to keep you stress-free during the planning process, your trainer will be by your side celebrating each milestone every step of the way!

The Welcome Box

Looking for a way to give your out-of-town guests a proper reception? The Welcome Box has you covered! Creativity and knowledge of the market space are two of owner Elisabeth Landry’s exemplary skills that make her an all-knowing expert in creating a welcome package that portrays the best of the weekend and the couple’s personality!

Photo: Dyan Kethley Photography

Love Letters Handmade

For an extra touch of personalization, nothing makes a better statement than a sweet note on a hand-lettered sign! Love Letters Handmade specializes in creating completely custom signs, whether for your entrance or the bar area, to add the perfect extra statement (and photo op!) for you and your guests to enjoy!

Domain XCIV

For a gift registry option with a little taste of DFW, this Fort Worth-based gift shop has the perfect mix of everything from homeware to decor to make this an easy choice for your gift selections! Sourcing items like specialty china, popular candle brands and unique decor accent pieces, Domain XCIV is the perfect place to give your guests a wide variety of options to select the perfect gift.

Illustrated Weddings by Lola Lorena

For all of your pretty paper needs, Illustrated Weddings has years of experiencing in creating custom designs for everything from gift tags to paper suites! You even have the option to customize and adapt an already-created design to ensure each illustrated detail is completely unique to your tastes.

Photo: Alba Rose Photography

Blue Diamond Limousines

To make your exit a lasting memory, Blue Diamond’s vintage car selection will be sure to impress your groom and your guests! Try a Rolls Royce, Bentley or Cadillac convertible on for size, or choose a trolly or charter bus to transport your entire wedding party from ceremony to reception. No matter your choice, your transportation will be a breeze with this favored DFW company!

Photo: Stephanie Brazzle Photography

Fresh Fashion: Fall 2018 Bridal Trends from The Bridal Salon at Neiman Marcus

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With another bridal fashion week under our belts, we were thrilled to share our favorite looks as they hit the runway via Instagram. Thanks to our fashion insiders at The Bridal Salon at Neiman Marcus, we had a front row seat to top bridal designers like Romona Keveza, Galia Lahav, Danielle Frankel and Mira Zwillinger! Take a look at some of the hottest reigning trends for fall 2018!

Trend | Capes | Legends by Romona Keveza

Trend | Ethereal Gowns | Galia Lahav

Trend | Off the Shoulder | Mira Zwillinger

Trend | Bows | Romona by Romona Keveza

Trend | Jumpsuits | Danielle Frankel

Find these lines locally at The Bridal Salon at Neiman Marcus. Be sure to book your spot with this appointment salon by calling 214.573.2663. Cheers and happy gown shopping!