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Monday, September 30, 2013

Delight in Jim Hjelm and Maggie Sottero Bridal Collections This Weekend

JimHjelm Bridal gowns are designed by top bridal designer Francesca Pitera. The couture bridal gowns are timeless in their elegance. A graduate of the esteemed Otis Art Institute/Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles, Francesca parlayed her passion for creating eveningwear into designing the most memorable and important gown a women will ever wear— her bridal dress. Using unique details such as combinations of textures, colors and lace, Francesca creates wedding gowns that are classic and feminine with a touch of sensuality to make every bride the epitome of style and grace.

Enjoy an expanded offering of stunning Jim Hjelm gowns during our trunk show this weekend at Stardust. Call now for your appointment: 972.781.1619.

An innovator in the industry, Maggie Sottero is one of the most recognized and sought after bridal gown manufacturers in the world.  The design house creates luxurious, off-the- runway looks catering to brides of all styles. The Maggie Sottero line is known for the signature Maggie fit, the highest quality fabrics, superior construction, hand-sewn embellishments, Swarovski crystals and figure flattering stylization at affordable prices. Recipient of numerous bridal industry awards over several years, Maggie Sottero was inducted into the DEBI (Distinctive Excellence in the Bridal Industry) Hall of Fame in 2010.

Join us at LuLu's for a trunk show featuring Maggie Sottero this weekend! No appointment is necessary.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Shop Gorgeous Fall Gowns from Alvina Valenta and David Tutera

We have two more fabulous collections being featured during trunk shows this weekend.
Always a favorite among brides, Alvina Valenta bridal gowns are known for their timeless elegance, sophistication and most especially their attention to detail. All of the dresses are finished by hand, including the beading and their signature hand rolled roses. Every hem is finished with lace right down to the petticoats. Alvina Valenta bridal gowns are made of the finest silks, satin shantung, and satin organza to name a few.

You are cordially invited to the Alvina Valenta Trunk Show at the Bridal Salon at Stardust this weekend, September 27-29. Call 972.781.1619 for your appointment.

Wedding dresses and bridal gowns for every body type, David Tutera for Mon Cheri is a truly glamorous and unique wedding dress collection that captures the personality of every bride on her wedding day. David works closely with Mon Cheri designer Martin Thornburg to develop an assortment of fashionable bridal gowns ranging from traditional ball gowns to modern wedding dresses, and couture bridal fashions to more informal wedding designs. David Tutera for Mon Cheri offers today’s stylish brides with high quality fabrics, hand-beaded Swarovski crystals, and impeccable fit at an affordable price.

Join us at LuLu's Bridal Boutique during our trunk show featuring these striking gowns. No appointment is required.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Real Wedding: Piazza-Waite

We loved working with this sweet couple on their romantic and fun wedding last fall. We are so excited to see details of their festive celebration published in the hot-off-the-presses 2013 Fall/Winter issue of The Brides of North Texas. Check it out:

Piazza-Waite Vendor Team:
Bakery: Panini Bakery
Bridal Apparel: James Clifford from Stardust Celebrations
Ceremony Music: organ through Preston Hollow Presbyterian
Ceremony Venue: Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church
Floral Designer: Fete des Fleurs
Lighting: Marcus Rollins and Fete des Fleurs
Linens: Fete des Fleur
Makeup: Elan Studios
Photography: Kelly Alexander
Reception Music: Marcus Rollins
Reception Venue: Park Cities Hilton
Transportation: Blue Diamond Limo and Romantic Remembrances
Wedding Planning: Stardust Celebrations, Marsha Ballard French,CMWP

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Ask the Planner: Finding Your Vendor A-Team

Q: As my full-service planner, how do you go about determining which vendors you will recommend I meet with? Do you get kickbacks from the vendors you recommend?

A: Our certified wedding planners have been doing this a long time. We are very involved in the DFW wedding industry and spend a great deal of time networking and getting to know the best vendors. We keep a database of vendors with lots of notes on our experience with them and each professional’s style, pricing/payment structure and personality, as well as details on their staffing, equipment and substitution policies. After talking with you about your wedding day vision and your budget, we start getting a sense of which vendors might be the best fit for you.
Networking with wedding vendors at various industry events
We do not take kickbacks from vendors. Ever. We believe this is an unscrupulous practice and strongly recommend you stay away from any vendors that participate in this business model. Our recommendations stand on our research of and experience with the vendors. We want you to contract with the trustworthy vendors that best suit your vision because in all honesty, it will make our job as planner/manager/director (etc!) easier if we have the right team in place for your event!
If you are interested in having our fun and creative wedding planners help you find the perfect vendors for your wedding day, contact us today for an initial consultation!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Enjoy Stunning New Gowns from Lazaro and Pronovias During this Weekend's Trunk Shows

A master of the craft of extraordinary bridal design, Lazaro gowns are timeless in their elegance, and the designer is known for his impeccable fit, glamorous collections featuring exquisite beading and embroidery with dramatic silhouettes. Priding himself on the ability to design for any bride, Lazaro features everything from slender silhouettes to ball gowns and styles that range from simple to extravagant. Join us at Stardust Bridal Salon this Friday, Saturday and Sunday to shop Lazaro's gorgeous Fall 2013 collection. Call now for your appointment: 972.781.1619.

Hailing from the world-renowned Spanish design house, Pronovias gowns are glamorous, sophisticated, bold and majestic. Pronovias gowns are decidedly feminine, designed to celebrate the female shape. Whether simply elegant, lavishly embellished or lace covered, Pronovias gowns are constructed with the utmost quality and are always fashion forward. Come to LuLu's Bridal Boutique this weekend to enjoy an expanded offering of the Pronovias fall 2013 collection during our trunk show. No appointment is necessary.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Trend Alert: The Biscuit Bar

With wedding planning dominating your brain, you’ve not been your usual brilliant, on-top-of-things self lately. In fact, some of your friends might say you’ve been a bit of a flake. Well, we would like to help you out by suggesting you do flaky the right way by adding a biscuit bar to your wedding reception!
Ahhhh, biscuits…little fluffy clouds of buttery goodness. Who doesn’t love biscuits, right?! Every tender and tasty bite just blankets you in southern comfort! There are so many fab ways to put together a delectable biscuit bar – display them piled high on platters, stacked on tiered plates or nestled in deep, tea towel-lined baskets.
You’ll want to offer guests a variety of toppings: jams and jellies (sweet and savory!), flavored butters and honey varietals would do nicely. If you really wanted to go indulgent, maybe include gravy on your biscuit bar. Mmmmm...gravy!
Consider including some fillers if you want something more substantial, such as glazed ham, cheeses, roasted turkey and bacon.
And the variety of biscuits you could offer is virtually unlimited! Consider an assortment of offerings such as old-fashioned buttermilk, herb, whole wheat, sweet potato and cheddar chive, just to name a few. Oh my stars, is your mouth watering yet?!
Don’t forget your cute signage!
A biscuit bar works equally great for cocktail hour (a little cushion for cocktails in guests’ empty bellies), a station as part of your small plates dinner or a late-night snack! Or, ensure your guests will enjoy sweet dreams by sending them home with a little bag of lovely pillows of happiness - er, biscuits. Pure bliss!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Shop Gorgeous Tara Keely Bridal Gowns This Weekend

Join us this weekend at Stardust Bridal Salon for our Tara Keely Trunk Show.
Designed by Lazaro, the Tara Keely Collection represents the bridal industry's hottest styles and enchanting fashions. The gowns are ultra chic with fresh details and trims and have alluring silhouettes from sleek A-lines to elegant sheaths. The Tara Keely collection combines glamour with an unmistakable twist of modern sophistication. The gowns features lush silk fabrics paired with the richness of color. Tara Keely offers the bride options of eye catching sparkle from the most delicate brooch, plush satin ribbon accent, to the refined grace of pleated lace, and flowing organza overlays.

Call Stardust today to schedule your appointment to shop these stunning gowns: 972.781.1619.

Monday, September 9, 2013

New Bridesmaid Line: Introducing Andrew Adela!

Stardust is pleased to announce Andrew Adela as our newest line of bridesmaid dresses.

Andrew Adela is a relatively new kid on the block of bridesmaid gown designers, but the company is associated with a longstanding specialty apparel company widely known for excellent customer service for more than 20 years. Andrew Adela offers the latest in special occasion fashion and prides itself on offering an array of fabulous styles. The collection is a great choice for a bride wanting a coordinating, cohesive bridal party while allowing each of her ‘maids the freedom to choose a style that fits their personalities and style sensibilities. Head into our Stardust Bridal Salon to check out this lovely new collection today!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Fall 2013 Trunk Show Season Kickoff: Paris by Debra Moreland and Casablanca

We are just beside ourselves - positively giddy - over our fall trunk show schedule! Have you seen our lineup?! Kicking it off at Stardust Bridal Salon on September 6 is our Veil and Accessory Trunk Show featuring stunning veils and gorgeous accessories (such as hair jewels, brooches, jewelry and headpieces) from Paris by Debra Moreland. Here is a sneak peek of said goodies!
The best part is that designer Debra Moreland will be at the trunk show to personally style brides! Call Stardust at 972.781.1619  to schedule your appointment during the September 6-8 show to select pieces to perfect your whole wedding day ensemble! It is best if you can bring your gown to your appointment, so plan accordingly!

LuLu's Bridal Boutique will be hosting a trunk show for Casablanca this weekend, as well!
The talented  design team at Casablanca Bridal searches world-wide for luxurious fabrics, exquisite laces, and dazzling embellishments. Each unique style is hand-crafted to ensure each bride a tailored fit. It is Casablanca's philosophy to insist on the ultimate in quality materials and uncompromising workmanship in every gown they create. No appointment is necessary, but make plans to head to LuLu's in Uptown this weekend to shop this show!