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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Invisible yet Essential Wedding Day Accessories

Gorgeous gown…check! Stunning veil…check! Fabulous jewelry…check! Lovely brides, we know you’ve been busy creating your amazing wedding day ensemble. And while we know you’ve carefully selected all the obvious major items, we have a few suggestions for a handful of hard-working, behind-the-scenes accessories that are guaranteed to make your day even better!

Foot Petals
Rendering even the most torturous shoes comfortable, Tip Toes Foot Petals are a must for the fashionista bride who considers her knock-‘em-dead heels a crucial part of her wedding day attire. Virtually invisible once inside your shoe, these flower-shaped ball-of-foot cushions help prevent calluses from forming, protect bones and tissue, and cushion the sensitive ball-of-foot area…perfect to keep the bride in tip-top shape and on the dance floor all night!

Hollywood Fashion Tape
Make your wedding day wardrobe malfunction free with the oh-so-fabulous Hollywood Fashion Tape. Think of it as super-sonic double-sided tape that keeps your strapless gown from sliding out of place or prevents your halter from revealing too much. The tape is specially formulated to be gentle on skin and is hypoallergenic, as well as being safe for fabrics, leaving nary a residue! This busy little accessory has been a secret of the stars for perfectly put-together fashion for years and now it can bring you a worry-free wedding day…at least as far as keeping everything in place in your gown!

Hollywood Deodorant Removing Sponge
An ingenious yet long-overdue creation, the Deodorant Removing Sponge, from the masterminds who brought us Hollywood Fashion Tape, removes those unsightly yet unavoidable ugly white marks that inevitably end up on dark bridesmaid dresses – or tuxedos from all the hugs the gents receive. Not only does this fabulous little sponge take care of deodorant marks, but it can also erase most make-up powder along necklines. This is one little go-to that is small but mighty!

These are just three awesome items we offer at our West Plano Bridal Salon. Stop by to browse our extensive collection of accessories, gifts, books and more! Come in during our January Cheep Cheep Clearance Event to save big on these little gems!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

January Clearance Event is Almost Here!

Kick off your New Year right, with dramatic savings for your wedding at our "Cheep, Cheep" Clearance Sale!

Block January 2-9 off your calendars as it's the time of year to save on everything bridal at all three of our locations! StarDust Bridal Salon, LuLu's Bridal Boutique and The Bridal Closet will be holding our Cheep Cheep January Clearance Event, where virtually everything will be on sale.

Save on designer bridal gowns from Alvina Valenta, Birnbaum & Bullock, Eve of Milady, Lazaro, Jim Hjelm, Pronovias, Maggie Sottero, Allure and many more! In addition to wedding gowns, this storewide event will feature merchandise from every category we carry, from flower girl and mother-of-the-bride dresses to gifts and accessories. If you are in the midst of living and breathing "wedding," this is a sale you will not want to miss.

Check back often for more details.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Guest Book Alternatives

Traditional guest books are a nice idea, but why not take it to the next level with a fun and more involved way to have your guests wish you well?!

Wishing tree
Wishing trees are beautiful and can serve as one of the focal points at your reception. On a table usually in the cocktail hour area, you have a tree from which note cards hang for guests to write a sweet message for the couple. The notes can be small rectangles, squares or circles, or they can be shaped like leaves, further adding to the “tree” effect. You can later store your sweet mementos in a memory box to be enjoyed for many years.

Photo booth
Photo booths are great fun! Some couples even like to provide crazy props to kick up the entertainment factor. Have a blank scrapbook, some photo-safe adhesive and pens at a nearby table for guests to attach their photo strip and write a message to you. The photo strips can also double as favors for your guests to take home when you encourage them to go another round in the booth!

Notes in a box or vase
Provide small blank cards for guests to write a well wish on and a lovely container such as a box tied to your theme or a gorgeous vase for them to put the notes into. You can later affix the cards in an album or leave them on display in their vessel in your new home.

Photo mat
While this alternative has been around for a few years, it is still a beloved option. Provide a photo mat around an engagement photo for your guests to sign with a short note. You’ll stop and read some of the messages every time you walk past this sweet keepsake in your home for years to come!

These are just a few ideas to get you thinking outside of the book. Do any of you have other suggestions?

Monday, December 13, 2010

Eve of Milady Trunk Show this Weekend (Dec. 17-19)

Grandeur...elegance...opulence...Eve of Milday wedding gowns are best known for their amazing ball gowns and gorgeously detailed bodices. Make your appointment now for our Eve of Milady trunk show at our West Plano Salon December 17-19.

Eve of Milady gowns are trend-setting, and give brides the feeling of beauty and romance every women dreams of on her wedding day. Cathedral trains, chapel trains, trumpet and fluted gowns, tulle gowns trimmed with lace, and the most perfect empire waist gowns…Eve of Milady delivers them all with quality, style, and everlasting grace.

Be sure to call for your appointment: 972.781.1619.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Toni Federici Veil and Headpiece Trunk Show This Weekend

While finding the dream wedding gown is first and foremost on most brides' minds, we all know that the perfect wedding day look is not complete until the veil and/or headpiece have been selected!

We are delighted to invite you to our Toni Federici Veil Trunk Show at StarDust Celebrations this weekend, December 10-12. This exclusive Toni Federici event, featuring the designer's veils, hair accessories and jewelry, is open only to brides who already have their gown and is by appointment only at our salon. Your gown does not have to be from StarDust or one of our sister stores, but you must bring it with you to your appointment.
Call 972.781.1619 for your appointment.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Continuing Education, Vegas Style!

What happens in Vegas does not always have to stay in Vegas…Remember we shared with you here how important we feel continuing education is to keeping on top of our game as premier wedding planners? Well, we took a little jaunt to Vegas, Baby (couldn’t resist!), last month for an annual seminar by the international wedding planner association Weddings Beautiful. Not only was it educational and beneficial, it was also super-fun!

The interesting and entertaining seminar was held at the Legendary Bally’s on the strip, and the eight featured speakers have more than 160 years in combined experience in the wedding industry! In addition to enjoying the guest speakers, demos and roundtable discussions, we got to tour three of Vegas’ most infamous – and busiest – wedding chapels!

Rest assured, StarDust wedding planners are now fully equipped to handle planning a destination wedding in one of the most fun and unique cities in America! If you’re interested in learning more about planning a fabulous Las Vegas wedding, give us a call!

Here are a few fun photos to commemorate our time there.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Real Wedding: Smith-Penchan

What started out as a chance meeting at a birthday party for a mutual friend blossomed into a sweet romance full of dancing and hockey games! It was on the way to one of those hockey games that Hal Penchan got down on bended knee in front of Crescent Court to ask Lindsay Smith to become his wife.

Lindsay and Hal tied the knot on July 31, at the lovely St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Coppell. Lindsay wore a beautiful A-line lace gown with a ribbon sash while her bridesmaids wore their choice of three different full-length gowns of moss green. The ladies all carried charming bouquets of happy yellows and whites.

In a fun, impulsive move during the recessional, Hal swept Lindsay up and twirled her around for a sweet kiss halfway down the aisle!

Their ceremony was at 2:00 in the afternoon, followed by a break until the action continued at their reception at 7:00 that evening. The celebration was held at the gorgeous Grand Hall of the Texas Discovery Gardens in Fair Park. The yellow, white and green theme was continued in their décor, complete with lemons galore, a perfect accent for a hot summer night.

The couple and their guests enjoyed a delicious buffet from DC’s, then danced the night away to the high energy sounds of the fabulous party band, Signed Sealed Delivered. The groom even got up on stage and rapped to Juicy by Notorious BIG, followed by a crazy stage dive!

After the cake cutting, bouquet and garter toss and hours of dancing, the band’s horn section lead the happy couple out through a shower of rose petals for the limo to whisk them away for the night. By the way, check out the boots the bride put on for the party! They were specially made with the couple’s wedding date on the pulls!

Thank you, Lindsay and Hal, for choosing us to help make your wedding day dream a reality! We wish you a long and happy marriage!

Band: Signed Sealed Delivered
Cake: Society Bakery
Caterer: DC’s Café & Catering
Church: St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Coppell
Florist: Stems of Dallas
Linens: TLC Event Rentals
Photography: Paul Dyer with VIM! Studio
Reception: Texas Discovery Gardens
Videography: John Leighton
Wedding Planner: Staci Freeman, StarDust Celebrations

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Victoria Nicole Trunk Show this Weekend (Nov. 19-21)

The design genius behind Alvina Valenta has launched a new company, Victoria Nicole, and StarDust is the only salon in Texas to have the privilege of carrying the stunning collection.

This weekend, we are thrilled to welcome Victoria Nicole’s lasted wedding gown fashions, straight off the runways of New York!

Wedded to designer Victoria McMillan's own personal design sensibilities, the gowns are glamorous yet romantic, the picture of timeless elegance. With more than 20 years of experience designing sophisticated and elegant gowns, this is Victoria's most personal collection yet, and she imparts a bit of herself in every gown she creates. Victoria notes, "It is my intent to create styles brides can look back on many years later, and still love the way they looked on their wedding day. It is so very flattering to be chosen to be part of such a special day."

Call today for your appointment during this show: 972.781.1619. For more information on these beautiful bridal gowns, visit the company's website:

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Trend Alert: Short Bridesmaid Dresses

Graham Hobart Photography
Short and sassy continues to reign in the world of bridesmaid dresses. Brides are really embracing the trend of having their girls wear short dresses, which give off a fun, fresh and flirty vibe. While shorter dresses are less formal, they can still be very nice, and are especially perfect for daytime or more casual weddings.
The main thing to remember is that with a short dress, shoes matter! Be sure your bridesmaids look their best by having them all wear matching shoes. Something that matches the color of the dress or some simple neutral shoes like a metallic strappy sandal will go long way toward unifying your wedding day look and carrying your theme throughout every little detail!

Whitney Lee Photography

Visual Image Photography
One final comment.... please, please have your maids in long gowns if your wedding is more formal or after 6:00 p.m. Short gowns, while cute, are rarely elegant and you should think about your wedding photos in 10 years – how do you want to remember your wedding down the road?

StarDust is proud to carry many designers at both our West Plano Salon and LuLu’s in Uptown Dallas who offer beautiful and fun short bridesmaid dresses. Come by and see what we can do to help make your wedding day vision all you dreamed it could be!

Friday, November 5, 2010

The Value of Certification and Continuing Education

Most industries have professional organizations to provide members networking and continuing education opportunities as well as to hold them to a higher standard. The medical industry has the AMA, attorneys have their bar associations, and teachers have numerous professional associations. The wedding and event industry is no different. We have organizations that cover all categories of vendors, such as ISES (International Society of Event Professionals) and JWI (June Wedding, Inc.), but we also have an association made up solely of wedding planners: the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners (AACWP).

StarDust wedding planners are certified by and active members of the AACWP. This organization provides support, resources and networking, as well as continuing education for its professional wedding planner members. AACWP planners commit to adhere to the group’s strict code of ethics and have undergone a thorough application process, which included reference checks with former clients and vendors. When it comes to hiring someone to plan and execute the most important celebration you will ever host, do not skimp! Hire a planner that is educated, experienced and informed. In wedding planning, the saying, "you get what you pay for" really rings true and there is no chance for a do-over when it comes to your wedding!

The going rate for a certified wedding planner for “weekend of” or “month of” services averages around $2,000, while for full service you can expect to pay somewhere between $4,000 and $7,000, depending on the complexity and size of your wedding. If the rates you are quoted are significantly lower, look around. Be sure and get references from at least two former brides, and then CALL those brides to get their feedback on their experience with the planner and their perception of the planner’s abilities. Lastly, if someone says they are certified, find out by what organization and check them out. Unfortunately, many planners are not well trained, nor do they have the experience necessary to plan a wedding.

Learn more about AACWP certification and the organization’s rigorous membership standards at their website:

Monday, November 1, 2010

Real Wedding: Avots-Murphy

On a beautiful Austin day this past June, Kristin Avots married Kip Murphy in the historical All Saints Episcopal Church on the University of Texas campus. The stunning old church holds a special place in this bride’s heart as it was the same one her parents married in more than 30 years ago!

Kristin, an attorney, and Kip, a physician completing his residency in Temple, Texas, committed their lives to one another in front of 240 of their closest friends and family, including their large wedding party of 24!
 The sweet green and yellow themed celebration continued at the Hilton Austin and included lots of details with a beautiful “M” monogram, a photo booth and a delectable candy bar in the fun theme colors. The bride’s father toasted the couple and spoke movingly about his parents, immigrants who had sacrificed everything for a better life in America.

The couple was sent off in a hail of white and yellow rose petals as they boarded a horse and carriage. We were honored to be part of this sentimental and fun celebration. Thank you Kristin and Kip for entrusting your special day to us! We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!

Thank you to our wonderful Austin vendors for making this a great event:
Bakery: Simon Lee Bakery
Ceremony: All Saints Episcopal Church
Chairs: Marquee Rents
D.J.: Josh Wilkinson
Florist: Bouquets of Austin
Horse-drawn Carriage: Austin Carriage
Lighting: PSAV
Linens: BBJ Linen, Dallas
Photography: Whitney Lee Photography
Reception: Hilton Austin
Transportation: Austin Premier Limos, 512.339.0097
Wedding gown and bridesmaids gowns: StarDust Celebrations
Wedding planner: Marsha Ballard French, StarDust Celebrations

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Video Highlights of Hinds-von Plonski wedding

Remember some of the fabulous details we shared with you about Rachel and Josh's regal and family focused wedding celebration here? Well, Hakim Sons Films has captured the highlights of that wonderful day in these gorgeous video clips. Enjoy!

Ceremony at Crown of Life Lutheran Church

Reception at Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas

It was such a great event, we have to give another shout out to our dream team of vendors:

Band: Signed Sealed Delivered
Bridal gown: Eve of Milady, StarDust Celebrations
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Bill Levkoff, LuLu’s Bridal Boutique
Cake: Fancy Cakes by Lauren
Ceremony: Crown of Life Lutheran Church
DJ/Emcee: Simply Music
Flowers: Garden Gate, 214.220.1272
Hair & Make-up: Elan Make-up Studio
Lighting: Absolute Lighting
Photographer: Vera Crosby
Reception: Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas
Rentals: BBJ Linen and M&M Special Events
Transportation: Superior One
Videographer: Hakim Sons
Wedding Planner: StarDust Celebrations, Staci Freeman

Friday, October 22, 2010

Haute Weddings at the Adolphus this Sunday!

We are thrilled to be part of the amazing Haute Weddings Bridal Soiree this weekend at The Adolphus. This elegant and fun show, hosted by The Adolphus and D Weddings, is one of the the most fabulous events showcasing some of Dallas' best wedding vendors. Representatives of our wedding planning team will be on hand to share about StarDust Wedding Planning and answer questions. Come by our space in the Gold Room (Century Foyer).

A few amazing highlights include:
  • Tastings on wedding cakes, hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine
  • Thirty raffle items to be given away throughout the day
  • Registration for fabulous grand prizes (wedding day film from Hakim Sons Film, round trip airline tickets from Regent Travel and photo booth rental from Randal Stout Entertainment)
Mention StarDust Celebrations at the door and brides will receive complimentary admission and guests will pay just $5!

We will see you there!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Trend Alert: Pink Weddings

Have you noticed? Pink weddings are H-O-T!
Whether it’s hot pink, coral, baby pink or fuchsia, all different shades of pink continue to find themselves paired with a wide variety of other colors. Check out these great color combos we’ve got for some upcoming weddings: hot pink and black; hot pink, soft pink and ivory; and hot pink and purple. And look at these beautiful photos from a few of our past pink weddings.
 So, if you’re at a loss for a color inspiration for your wedding, you might start by thinking pink!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Real Wedding: Kennedy-McElhaney

At the end of September, we had the privilege of orchestrating the fourth wedding (for four different daughters) in six years for the wonderful Kennedy family. Here is a sneak peek of photos from the special day from the wonderful Joseph Mark Photography.

Tracie married Chance McElhaney at the beautiful St. Andrews UMC in Plano, complete with a full musical celebration comprised of strings, a trumpet, an organ and the Texas Boys Choir.
The guests then celebrated the couple in grand style at the gorgeous Four Seasons in an elegant and romantic setting among dripping floral and crystals.
Tracie gave a nod to the fellas by allowing the phenomenal after party to carry a men’s lodge theme, including masculine mahogany furniture, an on-site cigar roller and a breakfast taco bar. Family and friends lined up to send Tracie and Chance off with flutterfetti and ribbon wands as the couple rode off on a golf cart trailing tin cans. The guests were then treated to a delicious cupcake favor to take home.

Watch this video from the fabulous Hakim Sons Films for highlights of the couple’s beautiful reception. Be sure to watch the whole video so you can check out the amazingly sweet toasts by the bride’s family!

Thank you to our wonderful vendors for making Tracie and Chance’s dream a reality!
Band: Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Bridal Gown: Birnbaum & Bullock, StarDust Celebrations
Bridesmaids Dresses: Ceremony (long brown gowns), Jim Hjelm; Reception (short orange dresses), Watters, StarDust Celebrations
Cake: Fancy Cakes by Lauren
Cake Tables Décor: Tacie Johnson, 972.233.3458
Ceremony: St. Andrew UMC
Cupcakes (favors): Sprinkles and The Cupcakery
Dance Floor, After Party Décor: Liland’s Special Events
DJ/Emcee: Marcus Rollins
Floral/Décor: The Garden Gate, 214.220.1272
Hair and Makeup: Absolute Radiance
Lighting: Absolute Lighting
Linens: BBJ Linen and Ducky Bob’s Event Specialists
Martini Luge: Creative Ice
Photographer: Joseph Mark Photography
Reception: Four Seasons Resort and Club
Videographer: Hakim Sons Films
Wedding Planner: Marsha French, StarDust Celebrations

Friday, October 8, 2010

Unveiled – A Different Kind of Bridal Show

This Sunday brings us the uber-fabulous Unveiled, the Ultimate Wedding Planning Event, at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. This truly is a bridal show like no other. The moment you walk in, you’ll be immersed in the latest and most beautiful in all things wedding, from stunning floral designs and décor, to scrumptious works of art known as wedding cakes, to the most fashion-forward couture wedding apparel and the utmost in entertainment talent.

StarDust Celebrations is proud to again be a major sponsor of this special event that will inspire you with the latest fashions, trends and unique ideas. Dozens of our fabulous wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses and special occasion attire from both the StarDust Salon and LuLu’s Bridal Boutique will be featured in the fashion show and displayed throughout the galleries. Come by our booth to learn more about all the wonderful designers our salons carry. This is a wedding event you won’t want to miss!

Unveiled Wedding Event
October 10, 2010, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hilton Anatole – Trinity Ballroom
2201 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75207

More details and tickets are available at We will see you there!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Mother of Bride/Groom and Simone Carvalli Bridal Trunk Shows

Calling all Mothers! So we know that all eyes are on the bride during her wedding day – as they should be! But who are the next most important ladies of the day behind the Beautiful Bride?! That’s right, the MOMS! And we at StarDust have not forgotten about you! You want to look your best on your son or daughter’s special day, and we have so many lovely dresses and gowns for you to choose from. So we are especially pleased to announce that we are hosting a trunk show this weekend at our West Plano Salon for JSS Knits, known for their simple yet elegant Special Occasion dresses, just for the mothers.
Perfect for the discerning Mother of the Bride or Groom, these sleek fashions are reminiscent of St. John designs, but are available for about a third of the expense. JSS Knits, known for superior quality and attention to detail, provide offerings in both classic and contemporary styles, and can be customized with various beading, trim and colors. They also provide custom sizing, ranging from 0-26. There is truly something for everyone available from this lovely line of suits, separates and dresses. You won’t want to miss this very special event!

Lovely Brides, you are never far from our hearts. Therefore, we present for you this weekend, the Simone Carvalli Trunk Show.

Sophistication…Innovation…Romance…words that define the stunning newest gowns from the Haute Couture collection of Simone Carvalli. Beautiful and chic, these bridal gowns are characterized by form-flattering silhouettes, exquisite Swarovski crystal beading, luxurious silk fabrics and contemporary application of classic style. Call today for your appointment during this awesome show.

Show Details
StarDust Bridal Salon
6464 W Plano Parkway
Plano, Texas 75093

October 8-10, 2010
Fri, 10a-6p; Sat, 10a-5p; Sun, 12-4p
Please call for an appointment

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Trend Alert: Colorful, Sexy Shoes for the Bride

If you have looked through any bridal magazines or on a photographer's website lately, you might have noticed the cutest, coolest new trend - brides wearing brightly colored shoes with their gowns.

Red, blue, green and hot pink...brides are thinking way outside of the shoe box when finishing out their wedding day look.

StarDust is stepping up to meet this need for brides, and we now carry a line of sexy, boldly colored bridal shoes from Allure. Make tracks to our West Plano salon and come try on these flirtatious and fun shoes, guaranteed to knock your guests' socks off when they see you walking down the aisle with a punch of color peeking out from under your gown.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Trend Alert: Spectacular First Dances

Photography by Vera
Whether driven by the wild popularity of “Dancing with the Stars” or the desire to do something different and unexpected, couples have started really kicking up their heels for their first dance as husband and wife.

Many couples take ballroom dance lessons simply to become more polished and confident on the dance floor, committed to avoid relegating this important moment to a memory as bad as the lame “junior high dance sway.” Still others are going as far as working with professionals to help them choreograph an over-the-top, sophisticated and awe-inspiring routine.

VIM Studios
No matter if you do it to merely avoid looking ungraceful at your reception or if you want to put on a grand show to remember, consider taking a few dance lessons with your fiancé before your wedding day. The right time to take lessons is about six weeks before your wedding day so you don’t forget what you’ve learned. Dance lessons are a great way to relieve stress and get quality time together amidst the wedding planning craziness, and it will give you something fun to do together for years to come!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Trunk Shows Explained

Sometimes we, who live and breathe weddings all the time, forget that terms and events that are common knowledge to us may not be so obvious to new brides embarking on their wedding planning journey. A bridal gown trunk show is one of these things.

Ubiquitous to the bridal industry, trunk shows are special in-store promotions or sales events when gown designers send their new line to stores for brides to preview, try on and order. Often, salons will offer a special promotion or discount during a trunk show. Bridal trunk show high season is January, February and March, and usually the designer will make a special appearance. This is a great time to snap a keepsake photo with the designer of your wedding gown! The designer will also sometimes provide complimentary special services such as “custom sizing,” extra length or a neckline change during their show.

The best thing about trunk shows is the opportunity to see and shop the latest wedding gown designs, straight off the runway. The down side to this is that the gowns are often the actual gowns worn on the runway by models, so the samples are generally small – a size 6 or 8.

By the way, you might be wondering how these events came to be called “trunk shows.” The name comes from how the gowns used to be transported from salon to salon – in trunks!

Check out our fashion-filled fall trunk show line up:
Casablanca Bridal Trunk Show
Sept 17-19  |  LuLu's
Alvina Valenta Bridal Trunk Show
Sept 24-26  |  Stardust*
Pronovias Bridal Trunk Show
Sept 24-26  |  LuLu's
James Clifford Bridal Trunk Show
Oct 1-12  |  Stardust*
Simone Carvalli Bridal Trunk Show
Oct 8-10  |  Stardust*
Maggie Sottero Bridal Trunk Show
Nov 5-7  |  LuLu’s
Jim Hjelm Bridal Trunk Show
Nov 12-14  |  Stardust*
Victoria Nicole Bridal Trunk Show
Nov 19-21  |  Stardust*
Lazaro Bridal Trunk Show
Nov 26-28  |  Stardust*
Toni Federici Veil Trunk Show
Dec 10-12  |  Stardust*

*Please call ahead for an appointment.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Check out one of our beautiful, imaginative weddings that is profiled in the Fall 2010 issue of D Weddings! Kari Jo and Dillon Gussis celebrated their wedding day in elegant, richly colored style at the Ritz-Carlton. After a gorgeous ceremony and opulent formal reception bathed in a potpourri of purples, the couple continued the festivities with a costume change and a fun and funky after-party. After working up an appetite dancing, guests were treated to a late-night snack of milkshakes and sliders. Take a look at the fun groom’s cake in honor of tennis pro Dillon! We had so much fun working with this lovely couple on their wonderful event. Thanks Kari Jo and Dillon for trusting us with your special day, and thanks to D Weddings for taking notice of this stunning wedding!

Band: Signed Sealed Delivered
Bridal Gown: Lazaro, Stardust Celebrations
Bridesmaids Dresses: J Hjelm, Stardust Celebrations
Cake: Panini
Ceremony and Reception Site: Ritz-Carlton
DJ/Emcee: Marcus Rollins
Floral/Décor: Fete Des Fleurs
Groom’s Attire: Ascot
Hair & Makeup: Elan Makeup Studios, Anita Haar
Linens: BBJ Linens
Photographer: Visual Image
Specialty Lighting: Absolute Lighting
Videographer: Visual Image
Wedding Planner: Stardust Celebrations, Marsha Ballard French

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Trend Alert: Wedding Sendoff with Ribbon Wands

Looking for a charming and different way for your guests to send you off after your wedding? One of the cutest things we’re seeing for grand exits right now is ribbon wands! They make everyone a cheerleader for the bride and groom!
Whether they’re made with curling ribbon or fabric ribbon and whether you purchase them or DIY, they are a big hit! These wedding wands give you another way to bring in your wedding colors, they make for great photos and they have no negative environmental impact like some traditional materials. And, waving them is just plain fun!