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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Real Wedding: LuLu's Bride is a Vision in Lace

Y'all, we die! LuLu's Bride Charly is STUNNING in her lace Pronovias gown.
Photographer Caroline Jurgensen shot Charly's gorgeous bridal portraits at Arlington Hall, and the results are just beautiful! Natural beauty Charly looks positively swoon-worthy - with the veil, without the veil, inside or outdoors - it matters not, as she is so very lovely! See for yourself!

Kudos to the team who brought out her striking beauty for this fabulous shoot:
Bridal Gown: Bellamy by Pronovias, LuLu's Bridal
Florals: Dr. Delphinium
Hair and Makeup: Natalia Issa Hair & Makeup
Photography: Caroline Jurgensen
Venue: Arlington Hall at Lee Park

Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial Day Inspiration: Pantone's Marsala and Classic Blue

In honor of Memorial Day on Monday (May 25), all of our salons (StarDust Celebrations, LuLu's Bridal, A Curvy Bride and A Bridal Closet) will be closed. We're waving our own version of red, white and blue to celebrate our military with this inspiration board made up of Pantone's Spring 2015 colors Marsala and Classic Blue. Happy Memorial Day!

image sources: Elizabeth Anne Designs, Green Wedding ShoesJLM Couture and Style Me Pretty

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A Curvy Bride and StarDust Dress the Couple for the Wedding at The MAT

So a bride walks into a bar...hehehe! Jokes aside, this weekend, Curvy Bride Jennifer married groom Shannon at Big Al's McKinney Avenue Tavern, with the Kidd Kraddick in the Morning crew serving as their wedding party while Coolio (yes, you read that right - Coolio!) presided over their ceremony!
A Curvy Bride and StarDust Celebrations were thrilled to play a part in the Wedding at the MAT! Jennifer found her dream gown at A Curvy Bride while StarDust outfitted the gentlemen in tuxedos. Here are some fun pics from the big day (captured by Harry Photo).
Big Al Mack

The bride and groom with Coolio

The happy couple

Bride Jennifer with Kellie Rasberry

The Kidd Kraddick team: Kellie Rasberry, Jenna Owens and J-Si

The rings exchange

The dapper gents in tuxedos by StarDust

The kiss!
Congrats to Jennifer and Shannon! You can see more pics here! Shout out to the vendors who put this great day together for them:
Bridal Gown: A Curvy Bride; Alterations by Altered for the Altar
Cakes: The "Big D" Cupcake Company
DJ: Leslie Bass
Floral: Luxe Petals
Photography: Harry Photo
Tuxedos: StarDust Celebrations
Venue: Big Al's McKinney Avenue Tavern (The MAT)
Wedding Planning: Rachel Burt, as you wish... events

Monday, May 18, 2015

Real Wedding Sneak Peek: Romance Abounds at the Four Seasons

On Friday, it was iffy at best. Jordan dreamed of an outdoor wedding but with our crazy North Texas weather this spring, it didn't seem likely to happen, and our expert wedding planners were looking at Options B and C. It came down to the wire, but as the rains held off and the ground got a break from repeated soakings, Jordan and Brett got their beautiful outdoor ceremony on the Event Lawn at the Four Seasons.

Thus began a glorious evening of celebration. The festivities moved on to the Pavilion, where guests first enjoyed cocktails on the patio. When they entered the Pavilion for the reception, the walked into an enchanting space filled with lush, softly color floral, hanging lanterns and elegant lighting and draping.


Of course, our iPhone pics don't even come close to doing this all justice, so rest assured that we will share the official photos from Carter Rose with you when we get them, along with a detailed account of all the fun, special touches we put into this wedding for Jordan and Brett.
This evening of fabulousness was brought to you by:
Cake: Fancy Cakes by Lauren for the Four Seasons Resort Dallas
Ceremony Musicians: Stradivarius String Quartet
Ceremony Site: Event Lawn at the Four Seasons
Floral: Branching Out
Lighting: Marcus Rollins
Officiant: Matt Smith, Bent Tree
Photography: Carter Rose of f8
Reception Entertainment: DJ Marcus Rollins
Reception Venue: Pavilion at the Four Seasons
Wedding Design and Planning: Weddings by StarDust

Friday, May 15, 2015

Talking Curves: What Exactly Does Curvy Mean?

Our newest concept salon, A Curvy Bride, was created to cater to more voluptuous brides, size 16 and up. But what exactly does "curvy" mean? Turns out, it can mean many different things! There are several different types of curvy brides. We love this clip from the new TLC show, Curvy Brides, which offers honest insight and helpful tips for brides of all shapes and sizes. Our expert stylists at A Curvy Bride are dedicated to help brides all over Texas find the perfect wedding gown. See what our exclusive salon is all about here!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Trends We Love: The Unity Painting

We love that couples are continuing to find ways to personalize their weddings, to break out of the molds of weddings past and do something that is unique and representative of them. One great way to do this is to put a personal twist on an existing tradition.

We've seen this a lot with the unity ritual during the wedding ceremony. Initially, couples lit a unity candle, but soon that gave way to other unifying symbols, such as unity sand or unity flowers. One of the cooler new takes on the unity ceremony that we've seen - and loved - lately is the unity painting.
There are so many ways you can do this, the possibilities are endless! Many couples simply use two paints that are tied to their wedding color palette and either pour them down the canvas from top to bottom or swirl them around.

Others are incorporating personalization to make the piece more meaningful as it hangs in their new home. This couple added a large vinyl initial to the canvas before the paint was poured and once the paint is dry, they peel it off to reveal their monogram in white amidst the paint.

Another way is to incorporate your wedding date:
And this bride took it a step further but placing lyrics from the couple's first dance on the canvas in vinyl letters to be removed once the paint dried; she spray-painted the canvas black once the letters were affixed and then they poured paint for their unity ceremony:
If the poured paint isn't your part of your vision, you can get a little more creative by actually painting something during the ceremony, like hearts or something more abstract:

This couple painted a simple heart during their ceremony then used the canvas as their guest book at their reception:
Again, there are so many options, you're truly limited only to your imagination! Well, and possibly your wedding venue's policies, so be sure to check with your facility contact! This does work best in an outdoor ceremony setting, but even if you're marrying inside, just ask to see if it's a possibility for your wedding day! Happy unified painting!

p.s. One word of caution: of course you'll want to be careful not to get paint on your wedding gown; we would NOT recommend finger-painting, no matter how much your and your fiancé's inner children like it! ;)

image sources: Chris Diset Photography, Cloud Seven Photography, Etsy, Gracenote Photography, Pinterest, TWA Photo and Wedding Chicks