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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!

Charming Coffee Shop Engagement from Laylee Emadi Photography

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For a sweet take on a photo session to commemorate the start of their new chapter, we love this couple’s idea of beginning the shoot how their engagement day began in this charming coffee shop engagement from Laylee Emadi Photography! One unexpected relationship and a few years later, this couple finds themselves just a few months shy of their big day! We’re so excited to share in their love — scroll down for the most darling images and more on their blossoming story!

Photos // Laylee Emadi Photography

What started as just a platonic college friendship quickly turned into a full-on romance when Carter Brown took a chance and asked Caylin Godfrey on their first date. The two were instantly smitten, realizing their foundation would pave the way for their future! Fast forward a few years later, the couple was on a fun trip to visit New York City and decided to start their morning with blueberry bagels and cream cheese. Strolling through Central Park on a crisp morning, Caylin had no idea that she would shortly be saying “Yes!” to the love of her life! Carter proposed there in the park, marking the start of a brand new chapter.

For their engagement session, Caylin chose The Boulangerie, her favorite coffee spot in Lower Greenville, as the starting place of their shoot. The two then strolled through various locations around Downtown Dallas with Laylee Emadi Photography capturing the adorable shots.

The couple will wed on August 4, 2018, at the Brake and Clutch Warehouse surrounded by the love of family and friends. Caylin has selected a bright and cheery color scheme, with the theme of the wedding being romantic garden elegance. Her bridesmaids will be wearing berry-colored gowns to perfectly complement the warm-hued floral arrangements she selected for the space. Her favorite detail from their planning process so far? Special hand-painted wedding invitations created by none other than her own twin sister! We can’t wait to see their special day come to life!

Polished and Preppy Wedding Inspiration from MK Event Boutique

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When elevated classic meets fresh and modern, you get the most undeniably wonderful aesthetic, as exampled in this “Bold Beauty” of a styled shoot filled with polished and preppy wedding inspiration from MK Event Boutique! Starting with the neutral yet elegant backdrop of the paneled walls and grey tiled floors of Venue Forty50, planners Hannah Heres and Annie Edgar brought a refined cheeriness to the space through the use of eye-catching color combinations and unique decor elements. Framing the space was a giant boxwood wall from Beautiful Event Rentals, adorned with a giant custom crest in a cheery combo of ombré pink and yellow. Post-visit to the bar, guests would be led to the seating area, featuring an ultra-modern, acrylic table from Top Tier Event Rentals and accompanying emerald tufted couch spot. Fit for the perfectly poised bride, 21 Parc Floral and Events created towering centerpieces in the combo classic of green and white, making a statement with orchids as the bloom of choice. Smaller arrangements of varying shapes and flowers in shades of pink lined the center of the table and played the ideal complement to the contemporary place settings. To add the ultimate touch of glam, the model bride was dressed in a stunning curve-skimming, low back and plunging neckline gown from the Bridal Boutique, with a romantic styled half-up hair do and soft makeup by  The Styling Stewardess. We’re swooning for every detail of this shoot! Enjoy!

Photos // Cristina Wisner Photography

From the planners, Hannah Heres and Annie Edgar of MK Event Boutique: “Our inspiration started with the velvet emerald sofa from Beautiful Event Rentals, which we love! Velvet is in right now, and the couch is very bold, so that inspired us to go more of a bold route with the bright color palette, and the clean modern lines, but still a very elegant feel. Who wouldn’t want to order a drink from a white acrylic bar with a boxwood wall backdrop or sit at an acrylic table with all of the gorgeous floral and hand calligraphy acrylic place cards?”

Exotic Tropical Inspired Table Setting from House of Tales Events

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Vivid colors, lush greenery and eye-catching, larger-than-life blooms bring this “Mystic Feather” themed styled shoot to life in an exotic tropical inspired table setting from House of Tales Events! With Kiss Me for Eternity Photography by Thisbe Grace  & Co. behind the lens, this jungle-like greenhouse setting was filled to the brim with an abundance of greenery and plant life to set the scene for the delight of a table space. Dr. Delphinium Designs + Events used a variety of floral types, mixing classics like bright-hued ranunculus and fluffy peonies with an array of exotic blooms in everything from the centerpieces to hanging flowers in the trellis style creation above the table. To mimic the bright and cheery blooms, Felderhoff & Co.‘s custom created stationary featured a bright citrine hue with feather details in equally bright shades of green, pink and orange. Taking these vivid hues and adding an elegant touch, Posh Couture Rentals created the unique table setting using the feather details as place cards atop the vintage floral china, featuring a wreath of gold leaves around each setting. We love how even the cake, made by Haute Sweets Patisserie used the delicate feather detailing to weave a bit of whimsy into the setting! Of course, we have to mention our love for the model bride’s entire look to complete the shoot, featuring a plunging neckline beaded gown from Bridal Boutique and ultra-glam makeup with splashes of bold pink on the eyes, cheeks and lips done by WZ Beauty Studio. Such a unique concept brought to life! Cheers!

Photography // Kiss Me for Eternity Photography by Thisbe Grace  & Co.

From the planner, Maya Jareou with House of Tales Events: “This concept is inspired by fine art dining experience with an avant-garde twist. The design idea is meant to take a sophisticated bride on a journey of translucent feathered dream.”

Best DFW Area Venues for an Elegant Black Tie Wedding

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If your wedding dreams include visions of guests dressed to the nines in gowns and tuxedos, dining amidst an abundance of twinkling candlelight and the most glamorous decor, we’ve made you the perfect guide for the best DFW area venues for an elegant black tie wedding! Crystal chandeliers, gilded walls and staircases to marvel are just a few of the photo-op details known to some of the area’s best venues, all waiting to star in the photos from your special day! Scroll on for a few of our favorites and be sure to check out each site for more information on booking your own dazzling affair!

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

Rich in local Dallas history with a look inspired by traditional 16h century Italian architecture, the Rosewood Mansion has long been established as one of the area’s most sought-after venues for the ultimate luxury look, feel and experience. With the ability to host up to 400 guests, this is the ideal venue for customizing both large and small party black tie weddings for an evening to truly remember!

Warwick Melrose Hotel

Another historical Dallas landmark, this hotel offers ample amenities with its wedding packages, along with multiple areas within the hotel to create the desired look and feel from ceremony to reception. Customizable packages are available to cater to a variety of budgets, and a gorgeous terrace area promises plenty of photo ops under the stars as well!

Piazza in the Village

Glittering chandeliers made with over 200,000 hanging glass crystals create the most gorgeous greeting as your guests enter this stunning Colleyvillle venue. Ideal for small to medium-sized weddings, the Piazza in the Village can seat up to 275 guests in the elegant, newly designed chapel. A Mediterranean look and feel with high vaulted ceilings help naturally create an eye-pleasing aesthetic perfect for the most beautifully formal affairs!

Photo: Alba Rose Photography

The Adolphus Hotel

With its long-standing history of delighting guests with the finest experiences from luxurious stays to iconic entertainment (from the likes of the Andrews Sisters, Tony Bennett and Tommy Dorsey), the Adolphus is undoubtedly one of the most famed North Texas venues known for hosting spectacular weddings and events alike. Accommodating to both small and large groups, a team of highly skilled planners and best-in-class chefs are sure to bring even the most wildest wedding detailed dreams to life!

Photo: Tyler + Lindsey Photography

City Club of Fort Worth

Situated in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, City Club offers pristine services from top culinary and menu creating to in-house wedding coordination. Overlooking Sundance Square, this iconic location allows for ease of transportation for guests and the perfect photo moments for you and your entire wedding party!

Stonebriar Country Club

This picture-perfect Frisco venue features a multitude of areas on the property ideal for hosting anything from small, intimate groups to large parties with up to 250 guests. A team of private events directors are accessible for assistance from conception to execution, setting up the most crucial elements such as floor plan, menu creation and the overall flow of events day-of!

The Tribute Golf Club

Modeled after famed clubhouses and courses in Scotland, The Tribute is the perfect place for a tasteful European look and feel, mixing old-world charm with a refreshed and modern aesthetic. With the capability of hosting weddings of sizes small and large, this club is unique in its on-site suites perfect for the newlywed’s post-wedding stay.

Photo: Amy Karp Photography

Best DFW Area Venues for an Elegant Black Tie Wedding

The Milestone | Denton

Boasting elegance, unique architecture and ample southern charm, The Milestone Denton’s gorgeous mansion property is an easy choice for both indoor and outdoor options. Property additions like the outdoor pond and gazebo and the sweeping, grand staircase inside the mansion make for a marvelous look and feel reminiscent of a southern storybook classic.

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The Ritz-Carlton Dallas

Home to the largest ballroom in Dallas, this location of The Ritz-Carlton holds true to its standard of world-class elegance and luxury in the most posh setting. A team of award-winning wedding advisors are on standby to help create fully customizable weddings down to even the most minute of details. The famed Fearing’s restaurant on-property help to offer a truly “one-stop experience.”

Photo: Courtney Hanson Photography

Le Meridian Dallas, The Stoneleigh

Located in the heart of Uptown Dallas, customization is The Stoneleigh’s expertise, from menu choices to setting selections. Terraces, courtyards, grand ballrooms and more intimate, elegant spaces promise to create an entirely unique look and feel, with the capability to accommodate up to 250 guests!