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Friday, May 31, 2013

Bling Is Still King

Brides may be opting for softer gown styles, embellished with lace and appliques rather than crystals, rhinestones and heavy beading, but we find that they still want to bring in some bling. Accessories are a fabulous way to keep a little sparkle with your wedding day look without letting it overwhelm your entire wedding design. At Stardust, we pride ourselves on providing the best that the industry has to offer. From timeless classics to the hottest trends, we’ve got you covered. With that, we present to you some of the fun ways we’ve been helping our brides incorporate this dazzling trend!
We love these amazing blinged out cowgirl boots for brides. These are perfect for the bride who wants to bring in a little glam country to her big day!
Some moms are even going for this golden-toned version!

Belts are another trend staying strong and can be a great option for incorporating a little bling.
They are also very flattering, showing off a bride’s lovely figure!

Hair accessories are always in style, and we love these bejeweled options; they are stunning with a less adorned gown!

Jewelry is always a great way to bring in some glitz, and it works beautifully with an understated gown!

And don’t forget about shoes and clutches! These glamorous offerings are just what the fashionista ordered!

Last but not least, we now have these darling blinged out hangers – perfect for the glam bride on her wedding day!

Stop in Stardust Bridal Salon soon to see what bit of bling you can bring to your special day!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Mark Your Calendars: Summer and Fall Event Schedule

Our trunk show and sales events calendar is filling up for Summer and Fall 2013. Good thing, because there are some GORGEOUS gowns coming through our doors! Case in point: this Tara Keely stunner!
Below is the current list of fabulous shopping opportunities we have on the schedule for you. Be sure to call ahead and schedule appointments for trunk shows at Stardust Bridal Salon (972.781.1618). Special events at LuLu's (in purple below) do not require appointments. See you soon!

Veil and Accessory Trunk Show, June 7-9, at Stardust
*Featuring Toni Federici Veils and Paris Accessories*
Summer Clearance Sale, July 31 – August 14, at Stardust/LuLu’s
Veil and Accessory Trunk Show, September 6-8, at Stardust
*Featuring Toni Federici Veils and Paris Accessories*
Casablanca Trunk Show, September 6-8, at LuLu’s
Tara Keely Trunk Show, September 13-15, at Stardust
Lazaro Trunk Show, September 20-22, at Stardust
Pronovias Trunk Show, September 20-22, at LuLu’s
Alvina Valenta Trunk Show, September 27-29, at Stardust
David Tutera Trunk Show, September 27-29, at LuLu’s
Jim Hjelm Trunk Show, October 4-6, at Stardust
Maggie Sottero Trunk Show, October 4-6, at LuLu’s
Mori Lee Trunk Show, October 11-13, at LuLu’s
Victor Harper Trunk Show, October 18-20, at Stardust
Victoria Nicole Trunk Show, October 25-27, Stardust
Allure Trunk Show, October 25-27, at LuLu’s                                       
Claire Pettibone Trunk Show, November 1-3, at Stardust
YSA Makino Trunk Show, November 8-10, at Stardust
James Clifford Trunk Show, November 15-17, at Stardust
Watters Trunk Show, November 22-24, at Stardust
Lazaro “Best of” Trunk Show, November 29-December 1, at Stardust
Eve of Milady Trunk Show, December 6-8, at Stardust

Friday, May 24, 2013

Patriotism is Always in Style! Special Red, "White" and Blue Color Splash

With Memorial Day this weekend and the Fourth of July quickly heading our way, we wanted to put together a beautiful board inspired by Americana. Our twist on the good ol' red, white and blue came together in this luscious color palette inspired by a trio of Pantone's hot seasonal colors: Poppy Red, Linen and Monaco Blue. Don't ever think being patriotic can't be elegant! Be inspired:

In honor of Memorial Day, Stardust Celebrations and LuLu's Bridal Boutique will be closed on Monday, May 27.

image credits: Duke Photography, Style Me Pretty, Lilybrooke Events, The Sweetest Occasion, Southern Weddings

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Fun Favor: Sunglasses!

We are really loving the gorgeous sun this morning after all of that rain, and we can't help but think that we're about to start a L-O-N-G stretch of sunny days as we move into the summer. That means that you better have some shades handy at all times to protect your peepers. And that got us thinking about weddings...because, well, everything gets us thinking about weddings. That happens to you, too, right?!
So anyway, inspired by the sun and the trend of useful favors, we realized that sunglasses are a great idea for a thank-you token for your wedding guests! Sunglasses would be a fun and practical wedding favor especially if you are planning an outdoor ceremony or reception. Not to mention, how fun all of the cutesy sayings you can incorporate would be! Check out these darling examples!

Shades of love
Eye candy
Blinded by love
Some favor companies will even personalize your sunglasses favors with your monogram and wedding date
Think of all of the silly pics your wedding photographer is sure to capture with guests dancing with their shades on. Or they can make great props for your photo booth. And they just might come in handy the morning after for your friends and family that may have enjoyed your reception a wee bit much. Their usefulness is boundless, so add sunglasses wedding favors of your list of ideas to look into. We know, groan. Sorry, couldn't resist! Enjoy this beautiful and sun-filled day!

image sources: Martha Stewart Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Wedding Snap

Friday, May 17, 2013

Trend Alert: Herbal Cocktails

Hallelujah! Spring has finally sprung and it’s put us in the mood for light and refreshing cocktails! So, if you’re still pondering a signature drink for your wedding reception or cocktail hour, consider this fabulous trend: herbal cocktails.

Sweet and savory married in a delicious beverage…we’re hard-pressed to think of anything more luscious! Whether they're infused, muddled or just a snipped sprig added for an unexpected garnish, herbs can make a fabulous and unique impact on spring and summer cocktails! Quench your thirst for something fresh with these gorgeous temptations:
Watermelon Basil Margarita
Cilantro Cooler (made with vodka)
Raspberry Thyme Tom Collins (love that mason jar!)
Peach Rosemary Spritzers (works with red or white wine)
Apple Thyme Martinis
Raspberry Basil Cocktail (with vodka and Prosecco)
Lavender Champagne - simple, elegant and delicious!
Cardamom Rose Cocktail (made with gin)
A richly colored twist on a classic: Blackberry Mint Julep
Pear Rosemary Cocktail (made with vodka)

Collaborate with your catering manager or bartender to design a perfect cocktail for your big event! They will know what is in season and can recommend divine flavor pairings that will complement the rest of your wedding day menu! Cheers!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Join Us for Victoria Nicole Trunk Show this Weekend

Award-winning design genius Victoria McMillan launched the latest venture in her 20-year-plus bridal design career in April 2010: Victoria Nicole. StarDust is the only salon in North Texas to have the privilege of carrying the stunning collection.
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."
Stardust Bridal Salon will feature the stunning Victoria Nicole Spring 2013 collection at our trunk show this weekend. Call now to schedule your appointment: 972.781.1619.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Art Deco Fonts

You know by now that we are just mad for the 20's craze that has taken the wedding world by storm! And while the more vintage aesthetic is truly beautiful, we can't help but gush over the glamour and opulence of the Art Deco edge! With that in mind, we wanted to share with you this fabulous find to aide you in finding that perfect typestyle for stunning Art Deco wedding invitations! There are some absolutely fabulous fonts here, guaranteed to give you the Art Deco vibe you want for your wedding! What do you think?!

And don't worry, if you are not the print-it-yourself kind of bride, Stardust's wonderful stationery department can expertly guide you in designing or selecting the perfect wedding invitation suite for your big day! Come in today to check out our incredible selection!

source: AS Invites via Pinterest

Monday, May 6, 2013

Find Your Perfect Gown: Bliss by Monique Lhuillier this weekend at Stardust

Join us at the Stardust Bridal Salon this Friday and Saturday to shop the exquisite Spring 2013 bridal gown collection from Bliss by Monique Lhuillier. Note that this trunk show will be Friday and Saturday only as Stardust will be closed on Sunday, May 12, in honor of Mother's Day. Call now to schedule your appointment for this very special limited event: 972.781.1619.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Salute! The Italian Soda Bar

You’ve surely seen the huge increase in the fun, interactive food stations couples are having at their wedding receptions. The snow cone station, the biscuit bar, the Frito pie station, the s’mores station, the build-your-own-breakfast-burrito during the after party…all so cute and definitely entertaining.

Another idea we’re seeing and LOVING is the Italian Soda Bar! So fun yet chic, the build-your-own Italian soda bar give your guests the opportunity to create their own delightful and delicious non-alcoholic beverage. All you need are cups, crushed ice, sparkling water, an assortment of flavored syrups and don’t forget the cute straws! You can also include cream and/or whipped cream if you like. Make a cute sign telling guests how to assemble them and voilĂ ! Instant delectable refreshment! Salute!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Real Wedding: Martin-Lewis

Our expert wedding planners just LOVE partnering with our client couples to design, plan and execute fabulous weddings! We had so much fun working with this adventurous couple to bring their wedding day vision to life. We're so pleased that Brides of North Texas chose to feature this lovely event. Think red, lovebirds and lots of fun...
Congrats, Katie and Thomas! Thank you for the privilege of being part of your wedding celebration! And special thanks to our awesome vendor partners:

Bakery: The Cake Guys
Bridal gown: Alvina Valenta, Stardust Celebrations
Dove Release: Laurent & Louise Pelletier
Florist: Debby Jewesson, Branching Out
Lighting: Brian Prescott, Simply Music
Linen: BBJ
Make-up: Belinda Gonzales, Elan Studio
Music: ceremony - Chris Carrington, classical guitar; ceremony/reception - Brian Prescott, Simply Music (DJ/Emcee); reception - Mars Hill (Band)
Photography: Sil Azevedo
Photobooth: Gary Donihoo, boothBOOTH
Signage: Fast Signs
Transportation: Jerry Taylor, Romantic Remembrances
Venue: Marie Gabrielle (both ceremony and reception)
Videography: Clayton Stringer, Stringer Productions
Wedding Planning/Design: Marsha Ballard French, CMWP, Stardust Celebrations