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Color Coded: Perfect Springtime Shades for Your Celebration

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From florals to stationery to delicious desserts, these eye-catching, statement-making springtime shades are perfect for your celebration. They can add a bright, unexpected pop of elegance to all sorts of wedding details! Take a look at how we styled these gorgeous springy hues at House of Dirt, and if you’re in the midst of planning a 2020 wedding, don’t forget to Pin these ideas to save them for later! Happy planning!

Pale Pink

springtime shades perfect for your wedding celebration

springtime shades perfect for your wedding celebration

springtime shades perfect for your wedding celebration

Pairing perfectly with creamy hues, light blues and even coppery metallics, pale pink doesn’t have to be boring. Take it up a notch by really infusing it into your bridal look via hair and makeup, try an ombré effect on your cake and think outside of the box when it comes to florals.

photographer: Tyler + Lindsey | hair + makeup: The Styling Stewardess | cake: Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery | floral: Dr. Delphinium Designs + Events | dress: Bella Bridesmaids

Cerulean

springtime shades perfect for your wedding celebration

springtime shades perfect for your wedding celebration

springtime shades perfect for your wedding celebration

springtime shades perfect for your wedding celebration

An unexpected springtime shade that’s not quite teal but not quite blue, cerulean is an unforgettable hue that works in a variety of mediums. A subtle nod in your makeup palette can really highlight a pair of blue eyes, while cerulean watercolor invitations will leave quite the impression!

photographer: Meggie Taylor Photography | hair + makeup: Etoilly Artistry | floral: Blushington Blooms | invitation suite, calligraphy | Bethany’s Letter Shop | dress: Bella Bridesmaids

Fuchsia

springtime shades perfect for your wedding celebration

springtime shades perfect for your wedding celebration

springtime shades perfect for your wedding celebration

If pink is king, fuchsia is queen – the perfect ultra-saturated counterpart to a classic wedding shade and one that can add the ultimate contrast in such gorgeous ways. From blooms to bridesmaids’ dresses, try incorporating fuchsia into a bright, modern palette!

photographer: Bertha Torres Photography |  hair + makeup: Styles by Vero | invitation suite: Lyons Paperie | dress: Bella Bridesmaids | floral: Joche W. Events

Shades of Grey

springtime shades perfect for your wedding celebration

springtime shades perfect for your wedding celebration

springtime shades perfect for your wedding celebration

Go for greyscale for an understated, sophisticated shade that underscores other hues like dusty blue and blush pink simply beautifully. We love the marble chargers and linens paired with classic silver and modern, soft details.

photographer: Dyan Elizabeth Photography | cake: Butterfly Cakery | floral: Luxe Petals | place setting + linen | Warehouse Rose Events | custom vows + place cards: Love Letters Handmade

Playful Peach

springtime shades perfect for your wedding celebration

springtime shades perfect for your wedding celebration

springtime shades perfect for your wedding celebration

springtime shades perfect for your wedding celebration

Notice how nicely this peach shade plays with blue, green, teal, gold – you name it! Peach really is a playful hue and one of our absolute favorite springtime shades. Try it in bouquets, place settings, stationery, cakes and more!

photographer: Nate & Grace Photography | cake: XO Cakery | invitation suite, table numbers, place cards, menus: Illustrated Weddings by Lola Lorena | place setting: Posh Couture Rentals | floral: Poppies and Peonies Design | dress: Bella Bridesmaids

Gold and White

springtime shades perfect for your wedding celebration

springtime shades perfect for your wedding celebration

springtime shades perfect for your wedding celebration

Consider us smitten with this luxe, light, neutral combo. Gold and white make the perfect pair! From flatware to French macarons and fluffy bouquets, this combination is sure to shine and take your celebration to new heights.

photography: Lightly Photography | French macarons: Savor Pâtisserie | floral: Donnie Brown Weddings and Events | dress: Bella Bridesmaids | place setting: Posh Couture Rentals

Contemporary Romance Wedding Inspiration from Laning Photography

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Give us all the drama! This contemporary romance wedding inspiration from Laning Photography is sure to wow both traditional and nontraditional brides alike. With a monochrome palette, it’s easy to mix and match a variety of different textures and finishes—industrial metals and concrete meld perfectly with feminine florals and textiles. From Billie Ball & Co., this bouquet made from sun-bleached blooms, antlers and dried pampas grass gives us all the organic, rustic-chic vibes. This gorgeous gown from a&bé bridal shop features a simple, embroidered skirt with an A-line waist, an open back and a bead-trimmed, deep V-neck lace bodice which naturally leads our eyes to her face. Beautiful artistry by Tease to Please Hair and Makeup means that we have plenty to take in when that happens. We love the way this bride was styled with big, dramatic curls that are perfect for wearing either up or down, and bold, warm-toned eye makeup matched with a nude lip that is flattering and versatile enough for any bride! Having your wedding at Hickory Street Annex means that you can utilize the urban, industrial setting and make it as full of luxe grandeur or as clean-cut and simple as you want! The choice is yours. Cheers!

Photos // Laning Photography

Ask the Expert: Q&A with North Texas Wedding Planner Heather Lane Events

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You said yes, you’ve got a sparkling ring on your left hand – but now what? Heather Coday, owner and lead planner of Heather Lane Events, knows exactly where to begin and the precise steps to take along the way so that your wedding planning process is a breeze. With eleven years of planning and design experience, Heather is truly an expert at helping brides develop a vision and executing that vision beautifully. Today she’s sharing some of her top insight she’s curated over the years!

heather lane events q&a ask the expert

Photo // Abbie Mae Photography

What is your favorite part of being a wedding planner?

I love witnessing my couples walk down the aisle after the ceremony and look at each other beaming with happiness and say, “We are married!” It’s a small, special moment of the day but so profound. On a larger scale, I love watching a couple dream up their wedding style and incorporate their personality into their wedding day.

What’s the one piece of advice you share with every bride?

I tell all of my couples to enjoy the process. The planning experience can come with a daunting amount of tasks and can often be deemed as “stressful.” But at the end of the day, everything can be fixed or planned with enough advance notice and the help of a wedding planner or day-of coordinator. Keep a spreadsheet of everything you have booked and highlight everything that is tentative. This will keep you on track and see the gaps that need to be filled.

How early do you enact plan B for rain?

As soon as the venue is determined and contracted. Luckily most venues have rain backup plans already built in, but in the event that they don’t, if it’s a seasonally rainy month, I highly encourage getting married indoors. March – May and September – October in Texas specifically, which happen to be the most popular months to get married with our HOT summers in Texas! If you want to take the risk during the seasonally rainy months, you can always tent a portion of the ceremony.

I’m engaged! Now what’s the first step?

Hire a planner! It will make the journey of planning your big day a breeze. I would say determining what venue you want for your wedding day would be my first booking advice. Venues are sometimes booked out 1.5 years in advance, so the sooner you know when and where you want to get married, put your date on their calendars and get it booked. That’s not always possible for some couples who have a tighter timeline.

What current trends are your favorite?

I love incorporating thoughtful experiences for your guests and also love the overall branding of the wedding experience: details like cool escort card displays, installations unique to the couple, custom drinks at the bar or late night snacks. I am also slightly obsessed with the elopement trend lately, if that’s even a trend?! Elopements are so intimate, and to have a small group there for your exchange of vows and ceremony and then holding a reception at a later date for all of your friends and extended family is my new favorite wedding trend.

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Engaged and seeking a wedding planner to help with all the tasks ahead of you? Reach out directly to the Heather Lane Events team using her handy Brides of North Texas vendor profile, and they’ll be in touch!

The Must-Have Wedding Treat You Never Knew You Needed – Val’s Cheesecakes

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Got a sweet tooth like we do, but maybe a traditional wedding cake isn’t calling your name? Take a look at what Val’s Cheesecakes has to offer North Texas brides. What started as a bonding experience between a loving mother and devoted son has turned into a full-fledged bakery dedicated to creating the most delectable desserts of the cheesecake variety. Val took the time to chat with us about the ins and outs of serving cheesecake at your wedding – the options are more bountiful than you might think! Scroll down to see the mouthwatering options Val can create for you.

val's cheesecakes favor jars

What flavors of cheesecakes do you make?

We make all kinds of cheesecake, from custom round cheesecakes to tiered cheesecakes as well as cheesecake shooters, cheesecake cupcakes, cheesecake tarts and cheesecake squares. Our cakes can be made in the following flavors: classic strawberry, classic blueberry, classic raspberry, turtle, turtle chocolate, Lovers Lane (red velvet), Lemmon Avenue (lemon poppy seed cake, lemon cheesecake and lemon curd), Greenville Avenue (mint chocolate), Nutella, cookies and cream, sea salt mocha, lavender cheesecake, banana pudding cheesecake, Royal Lane (orange zest white chocolate cheesecake) and Bae (classic cheesecake, vanilla pudding, caramel and candied pecans).

What desserts beyond cheesecake do you make?

We do make cheesecake brownies as well as cheesecake bread puddings, and we also make savory cheesecakes: cheddar bacon cheesecake, taco cheesecake, brisket cheesecake and smoked salmon cheesecake.

Which dessert is your favorite to create for weddings?

Our favorites are the cheesecake cupcakes. They are priced at $3.75 and offer 3 oz of cheesecakes with all the bells and whistles of decorations.

Which of your products make for the best wedding favors?

The best wedding favors are the cheesecake jars (clamp or twist). Stickers can be designed for them with initials, flower designs and dates.

What tips do you have for couples wanting something custom?

Please come to our locations incognito and experience the flavors prior to taste testing. Have an idea for an awesome flavor? Let us know and we can create something custom for you!


Is your mouth watering yet? Ours sure is! You’ve got to get your hands (or should we say, fork) on a Val’s Cheesecake. To get in touch with Val’s team directly, reach out via his Brides of North Texas vendor profile!

Girls Just Wanna Have Sun: Bachelorette Poolside Brunch – Part Two

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One of the most anticipated pre-wedding events is always the bachelorette party, of course! No need to take an exotic trip: we’re sharing tons of ideas and inspiration you can use right here in DFW for the ultimate fun-in-the-sun celebration! Got Your Bach, national experts in bachelorette party planning, worked with a team of amazing North Texas vendors to host this playful, colorful poolside brunch, and thanks to awesome images from Laning Photography, we’re sharing all the details! Nightowl Coffee Cart, along side planner Heather Lane Events, not only helped to produce this fun event but of course provided the perfect coffee bar to keep everyone cool and caffeinated all day. Color was the name of the game for this bachelorette party, from balloons to beach balls to blooms by Lizzie Bee’s Floral Shoppe.  Tease to Please Hair and Makeup gave this group of friends stylish and low-maintenance dos, perfect for the poolside and Texas heat, while Ashley Drew Artistry had the girls rocking bold lashes, rosy cheeks and pretty pouts that stayed put while sipping handcrafted cocktails from HD Liquid Catering! To accent all the fun swimsuits, breezy coverups from Altered for the Altar were the perfect choice! Three of our favorite unique touches from this day were the floatie wall from Warehouse Rose, the Sun Square marquee lights from Alpha Lit Letters and, of course, the balloon install from Party with Lushra, any of which can take any pool party to the next level! And, of course, no party would be complete without a delicious spread! Gather & Graze Events came in clutch with the incredible charcuterie display – almost too pretty to eat! We crushing hard for all the #bachbash ideas in this summery shoot – Enjoy!

Photos // Laning Photography