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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tara Keely Trunk Show This Weekend

We are so excited to invite you to our trunk show this weekend for the uber-fabulous Tara Keely bridal gown collection from the incomparable Lazaro Perez! Tara Keely wedding dresses are chic and alluring and embody the bridal industry's hottest styles. Call the Bridal Salon at Stardust for your appointment: 972.781.1619.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Fabulous Favors: Dessert on a Stick

Let’s face it…we are all just too busy! These days, people are on the go-go-go, so everything better be portable! We’ve got our smart phones, iPads and coffee. With the explosion of food trucks, even restaurants are mobile now!

We sure do love our to-go coffee, smart phones and food trucks!
The iPad mini is expected to sell like crazy! Portable is king!

As far as weddings go, we’ve made it no secret here that we think mobile dessert is just about the best thing ever (cake in a jar, whoopie pies, donuts, etc.). Seriously, who doesn’t love a sweet treat? And to have it to easily take with…well, that’s just genius! So, with that in mind, we present to you all manners of dessert on a stick, ideal for wedding treats and favors!

The dessert-on-a-stick craze seems to have started with cake balls on a lollipop stick.
Thank you, Bakerella, for this brilliant evolution!
A little twist: shaped cake pops! The cupcakes are cute, but the wedding cakes are fabulous!!!
Then came oh-so-amazing cake push-ups or push pops!
The perfect balance of cake and frosting, these are like smaller versions of cake in a jar!
Look at the gorgeous ways you can display your cake push pops!
Brownie pops for chocolate lovers!
Look at these cheesecake pops! Pretty and delicious!
Who doesn't love the timeless combo of peanut butter and chocolate?!
or cookie dough?! Cookie dough truffles, yummy!
Macarons are still huge - why not combine two red-hot trends with macaron pops?!
Fall is perfect for pie! What could be more seasonal than pie pops?!
Guests would go crazy over such cute and scrumptious favors!
Go nostalgic with s'mores pops!
or jazzed-up rice crispie treat pops! Talk about good memories...
What about these absolutely precious mini pop tart pops?! Just darling!
Or you could always go for a variety of skewered dessert options!
It seems that you can miniaturize almost any treat and put it on a stick! Let your sweet tooth and creativity guide you to see what you can come up with for fun portable dessert favor ideas!

image sources: Bakerella, The Knot, Pinterest, Red Raspberry Cakes, Wedding Bee, Cake Central, Martha Stewart Weddings

Monday, October 22, 2012

Stardust and LuLu's Present Two Great Shopping Events This Weekend

This weekend is a great time to shop for bridal gowns! We are excited to offer brides two fabulous shopping opportunities to find THE. DRESS.
Stardust will host a trunk show for the fabulous Jim Hjelm bridal gown collection. Call to schedule your appointment to shop this gorgeous wedding gown line: 972.781.1619.

The fun ladies at LuLu's Bridal Boutique will dress up for the holiday and their exciting Halloween Sale. Bridal gown orders will be up to 10% off - spooky savings, right?! Some exclusions will apply. Stop by Saturday for a scary good time and frightfully fab deals!

Friday, October 19, 2012

James Clifford Collection Trunk Show Starts Today

We told you about it here when we shared a sneak peek of his new gowns from Bridal Market, but this is  a reminder that we are hosting a trunk show for the fabulous James Clifford Collection this weekend. Call 972.781.1619 to make your appointment as we still have a few spots available. Bonus: His new Spring 2013 bridal gown collection will be there!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Recap of Day 3 at Fall 2012 Bridal Market

Wow, bridal market this fall is just amazing! We are just crazy for these new gowns! If you missed our reviews of Day 1 and Day 2 of the Fall 2012 Bridal Market runway presentations showcasing all of the Spring 2013 bridal gowns, they are worth a peek!

So, Day 3 had us drooling over more phenomenal bridal fashions! Without further ado, here they are!

Matthew Christopher:
Love this fun, Mad Men inspired bridal gown!
Gorgeous reworked trumpet version of the beautiful and popular Poppy from last season!
Just fabulous!
Incredible intricate lace back? Yes, please!
Isn't this over-the-top texture just stunning?! Oh, so feminine!
Fun tea-length vintage style gowns - so cute!
This beautiful gown features the fabulous architecture and intricate beading and details
Matthew Christopher is known for! Love it!
Wow! Just, wow! Love this fabulous sleeved, lace embellished gown, fit for a princess!

Eve of Milady:
We adore the combination of a sleek, unadorned skirt with an incredibly embellished bodice!
Isn't the beading on this peplum bodice just gorgeous?
Looking to add some color to your wedding day?
This beautiful, dramatic gown features piles of soft blue ruffles!

Birnbaum & Bullock:
Check out the sweet "love note" that greeted us at the B&B show!
Absolutely LOVE this stunningly gorgeous satin and lace gown!
It's total sophistication meets utterly sexy.
Another fabulous bridal cape! It looks incredible over that lace burnout wedding gown. WOW!
Lovely ethereal empire waist gown with tulle straps - so airy!
We were blown away by this incredible bridal ensemble - a bridal pantsuit!
These sequined pants were simply to die for and that blouse was just gorgeous!
And the back view...seriously, do you not just love this?! Tres chic!
This over-the-top stunner had to be one of our favorites! It is just amazingly gorgeous!
The back is as stunning as the front! Oh, that bodice! And that skirt...
What do you think, brides?! Do you have any favorites from the week? We are just in awe of what designers brought this year. Just fabulous!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

JLM Couture at New York Bridal Fashion Week

Lazaro, Tara and Alvina, oh my! We spent all day yesterday feasting our eyes on all the new fantastic offerings from several JLM Couture designers! Here is what we saw:

Jim Hjelm:
Elegant natural waist ballgown with beaded sweetheart bodice and horsehair skirt
Beaded lace trumpet gown with voluminous tulle skirt - DRAMA!

Embellished bodice with lovely organza ruffle details

Gorgeous classic lace bodice with cascading organza ruffles down back of skirt
Stunning peach ballgown with high-low hemline and amazing texture
Stunning plunging back lace bodice and elegant train
Beautiful one strap sheath with gorgeous texture, detailing and sash

Blush by Jim Hjelm:
Fabulous blush-toned organza ballgown, so feminine!
Gorgeous crisscross tulle back on a fabulously styled gown

Occasions by Jim Hjelm Bridesmaids:
Elegant bridesmaid dress in incredible guava color

Fabulous deep turquoise bridesmaid dress

Lovely two-tone bridesmaid gown
Another fabulous back: this bridesmaid dress features a textured linen bow detail
Rich jade 'maid dress with spaghetti straps and feather detail

Alvina Valenta:
Ethereal gown with tiered skirt and stylish sash
Gorgeous delicate lace halter sheath
Fabulous satin fit and flare with voluminous textured skirt and jeweled belt
Classic ballgown with lace bodice and tulle skirt
Amazing beading and embroidery - love that bodice, too! Gorgeous!
Dramatic detailing and embellishment!

Hayley Paige:
Look at that stunning back! Gorgeous!
Incredible satin trumpet gown with dramatic removable bolero - front
and the phenomenal back view - just stunning!
Incredibly darling tea-length textured gown with illusion neckline
A.MAY.ZING! We love this show-stopping dress from Hayley Paige!
and here is the gorgeous back!

Tara Keely:
Beaded illusion neckline tulle ballgown
Gorgeous flowing gown, perfect for a destination wedding
Beautiful textured tulle ballgown
Textured, embellished trumpet gown
Lace v-back A-line gown - beautiful!

Beaded sweetheart neckline lace layered skirt
Absolutely exquisite! We love this bodice fabrication! And that dramatic skirt - wow!

Beautiful, ethereal soft pink cloud-like gown! LOVE!

Beautiful embroidery and beaded details!
Love this stunning lace fit and flare, one-shouldered gown - such drama!

Glamorous embellished gown!
Gorgeous blush-colored tulle confection of a wedding gown!
Fabulous super-sleek satin fit and (dramatic!) flare. Incredible gown!
Stunning pale colored tulle ballgown with crystals,  just breath-taking!

Noir by Lazaro Bridesmaids:
Brocade print bridesmaid dress
Floral brocade bridesmaid dress with ruffle detail
Laser cut lace peplum long bridesmaid dress
And the short version. Love that laser-cut lace!!!

Well, what do you think, ladies?! We hope you are as wowed as we are by what all of the JLM Couture designers have to offer for Spring 2013! Each talented designer presented several incredibly beautiful bridal gowns, and those bridesmaid dresses are just fabulous! We simply cannot wait to get some of them in store for you! Let us know what some of your favorites are!