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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Trunk Show Schedule Winter/Spring 2012

We are so excited about our phenomenal event and trunk show schedule this winter and spring! We have so many wonderful things planned at both Stardust and LuLu's, and we'll be visited by many designers or their reps! Check out our line-up and mark your calendars!

Alvina Valenta Trunk Show, January 6-8, at Stardust
*Special Appearance by Representative of Designer
Pronovias Bridal Trunk Show, January 6-8, at LuLu’s
Claire Pettibone Trunk Show, January 13-15, at Stardust
Unveiled: Ultimate Wedding Planning Event, January 15, at Hilton Anatole
Fort Worth Star-Telegram Show, January 15, at FW Conv. Center
Birnbaum and Bullock Trunk Show, January 20-22, at Stardust
*Special Appearance by Designer
Tara Keely Trunk Show, January 27-29, at Stardust
Maggie Sottero Trunk Show, January 27-29, at LuLu’s

St. Pucchi Trunk Show, February 3-5, at Stardust
Mon Cheri Bridal Trunk Show, February 3-5, at LuLu’s
Bliss by Monique Lhuillier Trunk Show, February 10-12, at Stardust
Casablanca Bridal Trunk Show, February 10-12, at LuLu’s
Victoria Nicole Trunk Show, February 17-19, at Stardust
Allure Bridal Trunk Show, February 17-19, at LuLu’s
James Clifford Trunk Show, February 24-26, at Stardust

Jim Hjelm Trunk Show, March 2-4, at Stardust
Watters and WToo Trunk Show, March 9-11, at Stardust
Lazaro Trunk Show, March 16-18, at Stardust
Matthew Christopher Trunk Show, March 23-25, at Stardust
*Special Appearance by Representative of Designer
Paris Veil and Accessory Trunk Show, March 23-25, at Stardust
*Special Appearance by Designer
Eve of Milady Trunk Show, March 30 – April 1, at Stardust

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Special Holiday Hours and a Reminder

Happy Holidays, friends! Please take note of our holiday schedule:

Christmas Eve (Saturday, 12/24): close at 2:00 p.m.
Christmas Day (Sunday, 12/25): closed all day
New Year's Eve (Saturday, 12/31): close at 2:00 p.m.
New Year's Day (Sunday, 1/1/12): closed all day

Just a little reminder...'Tis the season to get engaged, so if you receive something sparkly as your Christmas gift or New Year's surprise, give us a call! We can help you with everything from stunning gowns and accessories to fabulous expert planning and everything in between!

Warmest wishes for the happiest of holidays from your Stardust Family,

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Wedding Photography Ideas: the First Look and the Day After or Newlywed Photo Shoot

The First Look
The wedding weekend is often full of activities, with brides and grooms moving from one event to the next on a schedule full of to-do’s. It’s nice when a couple takes time to remember that this whole shin-dig is really all about the two of them uniting their lives as one. We simply adore when couples pause to do this in a “first look” mini photo session shortly before their wedding ceremony.

Photographers work with the wedding planner and ceremony coordinator to clear a special area, often the ceremony space itself or a beautiful outdoor setting, of everyone but the groom. His back is turned to where the bride will enter. She walks in and he turns around…and the moment is pure magic! The photographer(s) discreetly capture this one amazing instant in time when the groom sees his stunning bride for the very first time, without the added pressure of him standing at the front with all the guests watching. The resulting photos are extraordinary, beautiful and meaningful, and give the couple precious images to help remember that moment forever.

Don Mamone captured a perfect example of this (not our wedding) that we had to share.

The Day After or Newlywed Photo Shoot
We also love this special idea that more and more couples are embracing: the “day after” or newlywed photo shoot. Wedding photographers are offering this option to couples as another opportunity to capture amazing photos together, memorializing the first days/weeks/months of their lives as husband and wife.

Some of the perks we see to this fun concept are the ability to capture a wider range of photos together, complete with wardrobe changes (include some pics in your wedding day attire!) and multiple locations; less time spent taking photos on your actual wedding day so you can maximize time with your guests; and the ability to be super creative in getting shots that truly reflect the essence of who you are as Mr. and Mrs.
We love the great and fun pics of one of our sweet couples from Gary at f8.

The day-after wedding photo shoot can actually take place on the day following the wedding or shortly thereafter. Or some couples are opting for a newlywed shoot, a few weeks or months in to showcase the groove they’ve gotten into as a married couple.

Talk with your wedding day photographer about these special options. And have fun with your wedding photos!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Randy to the Rescue a Huge Success in Dallas

Our wonderful team of bridal stylists had the most amazing time this past Sunday working with the one-and-only Randy Fenoli on his new TLC series, Randy to the Rescue! Stardust was honored to partner with Randy and TLC on this fun pop-up salon concept, where Randy rolls into town in his big rig filled with fabulous gowns, ready to style brides from head to hem!
Anxious brides were screaming and chanting his name as the semi rolled in, waiting to see the always dapper bridal style guru. As you’ve probably witnessed on Say Yes to the Dress, Randy is truly fabulous with brides! They just love him and it’s easy to see why – he is genuinely interested in helping chose the best gown for brides that will help them feel their most beautiful on their wedding day.

It was a great partnership for Stardust because our stylists take the same approach! Many of our clients relished the unbelievable experience and said they will never forget it.
We were all in awe of Randy’s energy. He was a real trooper, filming up to 14 hours a day, never seeming tired and always enthusiastic! He even took time to pose for photos with our whole team!
Thank you to Randy, TLC, The Wedding Guys and Half Yard Productions for an incredible adventure! We cannot wait until the show premieres in summer 2012!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Last Chance to Participate in Randy to the Rescue

Hi friends, we just wanted to remind you that this Sunday, December 11, is the inaugural Randy to the Rescue Event! Be sure to buy tickets ASAP for your participation in this exciting, one-of-a-kind opportunity to be styled by the best in the bridal fashion industry! See you there!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Two More Opportunities for Live Registration for Dream Wedding Giveaway

Did you miss our fabulous live registration event at Stardust Bridal Salon a few weeks ago? You are in luck - there are two more great opportunities to attend a live registration for the Dream Wedding Giveaway, brought to you by the Texas Wedding Guide, CBS Channel 11, Stardust Celebrations and several other wonderful Dallas wedding vendors! See the exciting details below.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Toni Federici Accessory Trunk Show This Weekend

Join us for a Toni Federici Trunk Show, featuring the designer's veils, hair accessories and jewelry. This exclusive event is open only to brides who already have their gown and is by appointment only at our salon in West Plano. 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. A representative of the designer will join us for a special appearance. Call today to schedule a time to finish out your wedding day ensemble: 972.781.1619.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

Guest Book Alternative: The Fingerprint Tree

We saw the most precious wedding “guest book” idea recently and are so excited to share it with you!
An artist out of California draws these gorgeous trees that your wedding guests put their fingerprints on and sign or initial, creating a beautiful and unique memento of your wedding day.
Aren’t they just lovely?! Bleu de toi (means “crazy for you” in French – dreamy, no?) offers these one-of-a-kind gems through Etsy and we think they are just to die for! The artist draws several different types of trees and offers a wide variety of colors in the ink pads. She will customize it with your names and wedding date, and even carves a heart in the tree with the happy couple’s initials!
She also does this adorable rendition with the tandem bicycle where the fingerprints serve as balloons!
Check out all of her beautiful offerings here!