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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Be Good to Your Girls!

Ladies, we have probably all seen those TV programs that show brides as absolute terrors. You know the ones...the brides are just being perfectly horrible to vendors, their mothers and to their bridesmaids! It's likely that a lot of that is staged for dramatic purposes, but it does serve as a good reminder of how your bridesmaids should be treated. Your girls are likely committing a lot of time and money by being part of your bridal party and while it is an honor for them, they also deserve respect. Here are some ideas to consider when thinking of ways to thank your lovely ladies.

Ask them in a sweet or creative way. Start honing your wedding planning creativity by finding a fun and unique way to ask your friends to stand up for you. Maybe give them a cute card, throw them a little party or make them a sweet gift of some sort. And personalize it!

Make it about them. Sort of. Yes, it is your day. But if you're not adamant about the style or shade of your bridesmaids' dresses, let them choose. We're not saying give them carte blanche, but maybe select the designer, color and fabric but let them select a style that fits each girl's personality and body type. Or dictate the color family and let each lady choose a shade. Two words of caution on this: you determine the length; they should all be the same length so they won't be distracting. And have them all wear neutral shoes of the same color, perhaps silver or nude.
Record your memories! Be sure to have the photographer capture plenty of pics with your 'maids and get fun with it!
Thank them. Again, your girls are spending money on dresses, shoes, accessories, etc., not only for the wedding day but also for all wedding-related festivities. They are throwing you showers and bachelorette parties and buying you gifts. They are giving your moral support, acting as sounding boards and spending a lot of time with you. Be sure to let them know how much you appreciate them. And you just might be surprised how much they'll appreciate you!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Meet Two Bridal Icons at Stardust This Weekend

We have two fabulous trunk shows going on this weekend at Stardust Bridal Salon. We will be showing the Spring 2013 bridal gown collection from Matthew Christopher, as well as showcasing gorgeous new wedding day accessories such as headpieces, jewelry, veils and more from Paris by Debra Moreland. Both Matthew Christopher and Debra Moreland will make special appearances! Call now to schedule your appointment: 972.781.1619.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Victor Harper Fashion Show Recap

We hope you were able to join us at Stardust last night for our Victor Harper Fashion Show, but if you missed it, we give you a brief recap. The beautifully styled event featured the line’s stunning spring 2013 bridal gown collection, and we were honored with a special appearance by Victor Harper’s famed designer Kenneth Pool! A true icon in the bridal industry, Mr. Pool has created bridal gowns for renowned brands such as Vera Wang, Amsale and the Platinum Collection for Priscilla of Boston. Humble despite his incredible talent, Mr. Pool was truly a delight, happily posing for photos with our many guests.

The gowns themselves were simply gorgeous! Inspired by the musings of feminine sophistication, elegance and sensuality, the collection weaves together glamour, refinement and drama in perfect silhouettes to mold and flatter the body. The Victor Harper Collection offers bridal gowns in an assortment of exclusive fabrics. Each style is embellished with beading and embroidery patterns that are hand drawn by the designer and crafted in an array of Austrian crystals, pears and trims unique to the Victor Harper Collection.

Our talented friends from F8 Studio were on hand to capture the evening, and we will share their lovely photos with you very soon! But here are a few iPhone shots of a handful of the gowns to whet your appetite. Please pardon the poor photo quality, as they do not even begin to give these gowns justice!

Some of our favorite features and trends highlighted on several of the gowns: asymmetry, color, mixed fabrics, jacquard fabrics, pockets, details on the train, bejeweled buttons down the back, cotton fabrics and laser-cut details! Please remember that you can preview these stunning gowns during our Victor Harper trunk show this weekend. Mr. Pool will be on hand today and tomorrow to help find your perfect gown! Call now to book your appointment: 972.781.1619

A heartfelt thank-you to our wonderful vendor partners who helped us bring the show together:
Cake: Panini Bakery
Drapery and D├ęcor: Liland’s Special Events
Entertainment: Brian Prescott, Simply Music
Furniture and Linens: Ducky Bob’s
Lighting: Absolute Lighting
Makeup and Hair: Elan Makeup Studio
Photography: F8

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Stardust Named as Favorite Bridal Salon by Top Wedding Planners

Stardust Celebrations was nominated for "My Favorite Vendor - Bridal Salon" by the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners (AACWP) for the sixth consecutive year. And we are thrilled to announce that we have won! Again!
Winners were announced Tuesday night during a fabulous dinner and awards ceremony at the magnificent new Perot Museum of Nature and Science. We are so honored and humbled that the esteemed organization's membership of 80+ expert wedding planners trust us with their brides time and again. It is our goal to make each day great and the Stardust experience extraordinary for each and every bride, as well as her entire wedding community. We are grateful for our incredible staff who work tirelessly to help make that happen!

Thank you, AACWP, for recognizing our hard work and passion. We love making the search for the perfect gown (and accessories, bridesmaids dresses, Mother attire, tuxedos, etc.!) a dream come true for your - and all - brides and look forward to many more wonderful years of working together with your talented members!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Meet Iconic Bridal Designer Kenneth Pool Tomorrow

Join Us for an Evening of
Bridal Luxury

Victor Harper Fashion Show
with personal appearance by
designer Kenneth Pool

February 21 at 6:30 p.m.
in the Stardust Bridal Salon

Join us for an evening full of elegance and glamour as we mingle with bridal icon Kenneth Pool, enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and debut the Victor Harper 2013 Spring Collection with a runway show.

Donations to VNA Meals on Wheels will be gladly accepted.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Real Wedding: Johnson-Garcia

We are excited to share with you one of our wedding planning clients' weddings that is being featured in the Spring 2013 D Weddings! Check it out. Beautiful bride, fabulous event and lots of fun!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

1 Corinthians 13 Pew Markers

While flowers and bows are always nice ways to mark pews or rows at your ceremony, it's wonderful to see couples finding ways to personalize their wedding and use something more specific and meaningful to them. We stumbled upon these little beauties and just love them:

With the love verses from 1 Corinthians 13 being the most often read Scripture in weddings, these are a sweet way to incorporate the verses a little more. Aren't they cute?!

image source: Style Me Pretty

Monday, February 11, 2013

Meet Jim Hjelm Designer Francesca Pitera this Weekend

We are so excited to welcome Jim Hjelm Designer Francesca Pitera to her trunk show at our Stardust Bridal Salon this weekend! Shop her stunning new Spring 2013 Collection of bridal gowns and enjoy having your photo taken with the famed designer. Please call now for your appointment as slots are sure to fill up: 972.781.1619.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Trend Alert: Laser Cut Wedding Details

It was only a matter of time. With lace dominating gown styles, the fabulous design feature has started infiltrating other wedding details. Laser cut elements are being incorporated throughout events. Take a look.

Set the tone of your lovely lace-inspired event with some gorgeous laser cut invitations.

We heart these darling lacy cupcake wrappers!

Laser cut lace linens are so gorgeous and add a romantic, vintage vibe to your wedding reception.

Your 'maids will love you for selecting one of these beautiful laser cut dresses for them.

And we adore this bunting (another huge trend staying strong this year!), laser cut and soooo cute!

Send home your guests with something special in one of these delicate beauties.

Of course, we will always have a special place in our hearts for the beautiful laser cut lace wedding gowns that started it all!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Stardust Rated as Best of Weddings 2013 Winner by The Knot Brides

To borrow from the always fabulous Sally Field: you like us; you really, really like us!!! We are so humbled that our wonderful brides have again voted us a The Knot Best of Weddings pick for 2013!

Thank you to all of our wonderful brides who reviewed Stardust Bridal Salon and ranked us among the top wedding vendors in the Dallas/Ft. Worth market. We are so grateful that you have chosen us as one of the best bridal salons in DFW. It encourages us to keep doing all that we are doing to present brides and their entire wedding community the very best that the wedding industry has to offer. We will work hard to continue to provide the prettiest wedding attire, with the best bridal salon services and the most respected wedding planning throughout Dallas and Fort Worth. We love our brides!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Brrrrr...Think Fur!

Baby, it's cold outside and we have just the thing to keep you warm: fabulous fur! If you're a winter bride, you'll need a little something to keep you warm, especially while traveling between the ceremony and reception and at sendoff.
From white shrugs to neutral capes to black wraps, we carry a beautiful variety of gorgeous furs featuring several styles and colors. Come in to our salon to get yours before they are all snatched up. No appointment is required to shop our furs.