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Monday, June 30, 2014

Real Weddings: Two Stunning LuLu's Brides

It's time to give some of our wonderful LuLu's brides a little love! We think you will agree that these two gorgeous ladies make simply stunning brides!
First up is Morgan in the Liv gown by Maggie Sottero:

Morgan looks absolutely gorgeous in these beautiful photos from Lightly Photography!

LuLu's Bride Lauren looks resplendent in her beautiful lace gown from David Tutera for Mon Cheri. Her wedding to Ryan was featured in D Weddings! Take a look:

Check out the magazine feature and many more photos of their lovely wedding by Nine Photography on D Weddings.

To shop our gorgeous gowns by these talented designers and many more, come by our fabulous new LuLu's location in the Dallas Design District! No appointment is required!
LuLu's Bridal Boutique
1215 Dragon Street
Dallas, Texas 75207

Friday, June 27, 2014

Milestones: 500 Posts! A Look Back

We can hardly believe this marks our 500th post on this little blog. Thanks to our wonderful clients and friends who have been faithfully reading us the past five years! We hope you have enjoyed many beautiful things and found lots of inspiration along the way. We look so forward to continue bringing you the latest and greatest in everything wedding-related! We're a little verklempt over this milestone and hope you will enjoy this little look back with us at some of our past posts!

Our wedding planners have planned so many truly fabulous events with wonderful clients. We haven't come close to posting all of them but we try to give as many of them some blog love when we can. Here are just a handful of some of our gorgeous weddings we've shared (just click on the captions to jump to the original post):
Tracie and Chance's beautiful wedding took place at St. Andrew's UMC, with the reception at the Four Seasons.

Ransley and Jamin joined their lives and celebrated at the Texas Discovery Gardens.

Laura and Jonathan partied at the gorgeous Ritz after a Perkins ceremony.

Sawyer and Drew's Fort Worth red and bling celebration included a nod to their beloved TCU.

Sheila and Allen's fabulous Four Seasons wedding was rich with fall colors.

Jennifer and Ben enjoyed an incredible destination wedding at the lovely Horseshoe Bay Resort.

We've also shared lots of tips and advice from all aspects of StarDust, from dressing your entire wedding party
Dressing pregnant bridesmaids can be a cinch with this advice.
and creating your wedding budget
Learn the best way to make the most of your wedding budget.
to planning an unforgettable wedding

Your five senses can be the perfect guide to designing a wedding your guests won't soon forget!
and avoiding stress during wedding planning.
Making sure to take care of yourself during your wedding planning is a great way to head off stress.
And we love keeping you apprised of trends and inspiring you with lots of beautiful wedding goodness. Our Color Splash inspiration boards are some of our favorites!
Coral is a stunning color that is extremely versatile!
Yellow and grey make a sophisticated and modern color palette.
And what about the all-important Trend Alerts?!
We adore biscuit bars - and so do guests!
Who knew there were so many scrumptious ways to execute a naked wedding cake?!
And we love to inspire you with fun and different things we come across as we live and breathe weddings!
A Kentucky Derby-themed wedding? And why not?!
If golf is your - or his - game, find fab ways to work it into your wedding design!
We hope you've enjoyed our little jog down memory lane! We look forward to our next 500 posts! Please let us know what you'd like to see here on Fly Me to the Moon!

image credits/sources can be found at each original post; just click on the caption to check out the full post.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Save the Dates! Fall 2014-Spring 2015 Trunk Show Schedule

It's here, it's here! Well, almost, so mark your calendars! Trunk show season is one of our crazy busiest but most favorite times of the year! We get oodles of additional gorgeous gowns in from our incredible designers, offering brides the opportunity to shop sometimes double the inventory of our sample gowns. And very often, a representative of the designer - or sometimes even the designer him/herself - will attend the trunk show to consult with brides. Good times, people...very good times! So check out our schedule below and make plans to attend the shows featuring your favorite designers' gowns!
Designer Kenneth Pool with some of his gorgeous gowns during a Victor Harper Trunk Show/Fashion Show.

September 2014
Casablanca Trunk Show, September 5-7 at LuLu’s
Allure Trunk Show, September 12-14 at LuLu’s
Pronovias Trunk Show, September 26-28 at LuLu’s

October 2014
David Tutera for Mon Cheri Trunk Show, October 3-5 at LuLu’s
Claire Pettibone Trunk Show, October 3-5 at StarDust
Maggie Sottero Trunk Show, October 10-12 at LuLu’s
Watters Trunk Show, October 31-November 2 at StarDust
David Tutera with LuLu's staffers during his trunk show.

November 2014
Mori Lee Trunk Show, November 7-9 at LuLu’s
Toni Federici Veil Trunk Show, November 7-9 at StarDust
*Featuring an appearance by the designer
Augusta Jones Trunk Show, November 14-16 at StarDust
Best of Lazaro Trunk Show, November 21-23 at StarDust
Best of Allure Trunk Show, November 28-30 at LuLu’s
Designer Lazaro Perez with a bride during a Lazaro trunk show.

January 2015
Matthew Christopher Trunk Show, January 16-18 at StarDust
*Featuring an appearance by a designer's rep
Watters Trunk Show, January 23-25 at StarDust
*Featuring an appearance by a designer's rep
Ysa Makino Trunk Show, January 30-February 1 at StarDust
*Featuring an appearance by the designer

February 2015
Alvina Valenta, February 6-8 at StarDust
*Featuring an appearance by a designer's rep
Hayley Paige Trunk Show, February 20-22 at StarDust
James Clifford Trunk Show, February 27-29 at StarDust
*Featuring an appearance by the designer
James Clifford Hjelm with StarDust staff during a trunk show for his James Clifford Collection.

March 2015
Jim Hjelm, March 6-8 at StarDust

May 2015
Toni Federici Veil Trunk Show, May 1-3 at StarDust
*Featuring an appearance by a designer's rep

Be sure to check back regularly as we may add more shows! Be sure to make an appointment for any StarDust trunk shows: 972.781.1619.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Real Wedding: Beautiful StarDust Bride and Wedding Industry Friend!

It's so fun when one of our own - a fellow wedding industry pro - gets married! It's especially exciting for us when we get to play a small part in their big day! Look at these stunning photos from Perez Photography of the super-lovely Brittany Statt of Brides of North Texas. She is simply radiant in her Tara Keely (style 2360) bridal gown and Paris by Debra Moreland veil. She found both at StarDust! Doesn't she look just gorgeous?!

Brittany, thanks for sharing your fabulous bridal portraits with us! You are an incredibly beautiful bride, and we are so honored that you are a StarDust Bride! Congrats and all the best to you!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Fabulous Angela Nuran Bridal Shoes Featured in Shoeholics Magazine

Shoes! Sigh...What girl doesn't love them?! And what better day to go all-out on some incredible shoes than your wedding day? Professional dancer and choreographer-turned-shoe-designer Angela Nuran believes not only should your wedding shoes be fabulous, but also functional and comfortable! Learn more about her journey to creating beautiful and fashionable yet absolutely wearable for hours bridal shoes in the current issue of Shoeholics Magazine. Check it out!

Want to get your hands on some gorgeous Angela Nuran's? Look no further than StarDust! We have several styles for you to shop. And as the article explains, we can order customized shoes perfectly suited to your bridal style so you are sure to find THE shoe for you on your wedding day! Come and see them!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Real Wedding Sneak Peek: Mayard-Steponaitis

Another beautiful, imaginative wedding by StarDust...We love happy wedding planning clients. One of the things that makes us burst with joy is a couple thanking us at the end of their night for how wonderful their wedding was! But when they take time from their honeymoon to send us a love letter, well, that just makes us positively giddy!
The beautiful ceremony in the romantic courtyard.
Andrea and Glenn were married this past Saturday in a gorgeous ceremony and reception at the incomparable Rosewood Crescent. With an A-Team of fabulous wedding vendors such as The Garden Gate, f8, Emerald City and more, we knew the wedding was going to be off-the-charts fantastic! And it was!
Andrea was a Texas Tech Red Raider cheerleader - can you believe they
were able to do this with her in her wedding gown?! It was amazing!
Here's a quick little note Andrea fired off to us just a few days into her married life:

We can't thank you and your staff enough for making our dream wedding fantastic! I am speechless. It was so amazing and so much fun I couldn't stop smiling or dancing. It was so awesome to see that almost everyone was on that dance floor 90% of the time! We have had so many people tell us it was the best wedding they have ever been to! What a great compliment. You were so much fun and easy to work with, as well. I am sad I don't get to see you all on a regular basis anymore! Mom and I would love to take you out for drink or dinner after I get back from Maui.

Andrea Mayard Steponaitis

And while we wait with baited breath to see the undoubtedly stunning photos from f8, here are some pics to whet your appetite. Thank goodness for iPhones! :)
Gorgeous entry into the courtyard.
Some great memories and details from the big day.
The ballroom was just beautiful - and Emerald City kept the dance floor packed the whole night!
We'll share many more photos and memories from the night as soon as we get them! Congrats, Andrea and Glenn! We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness! Thank you for letting us partner with you on your special day!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Trend Alert: Garlands!

Pretty flowery garlands are all the rage. So are simple garlands made of greenery, for that matter. They're just so lovely and romantic, and they're perfect for a rustic affair. You can use them in many ways, creating a beautiful focal point for your wedding day! Here are some of our favorite uses of beautiful garlands as wedding décor:

A gorgeous birch branch arch accented with a pretty green and white garland.
This very romantic arch makes a perfect frame for a wedding ceremony.

This lovely green garland pops perfect against the white curtain ceremony backdrop.
Garlands can work as well inside a church as they do in the great outdoors.
This beautiful green and dried magnolia leaf garland is just so pretty!
These vertical flower garlands provide a whimsical environment for this outdoor ceremony.
Reception Tables
This lush green and white garland makes quite a statement along the front of the head table.

Another full floral and green garland drawing all guests' eyes to the head table.

This simple green garland sits atop a length of lace, making a fabulous table runner!

This lovely garland is punctuated with oranges, giving the head table a
burst of beautiful contrasting color!
We love this cozy sweetheart table with the beautiful garland coupled with burlap, centered on the table.
Even cake tables enjoy garland love. We adore this cake buffet where the cakes look like they're floating on a garden cloud!

Bride and Groom Chairs
You know how much we adore baby's breath! LOVE these baby's breath garlands on the newlyweds' chairs!

These garlands, rich with flowers, are just stunning on the bride's and groom's chairs.

We like how this garland joins the happy couple's chairs together. Sweet.

These magnolia and hydrangea garlands are fabulous with that orange ribbon!

Other Décor
This barn reception looked so pretty with the beautiful greenery garland draped along the ceiling.

A vibrant, lush flower garland make this chapel door a huge focal point!

Farm and ranch weddings give brides plenty of opportunities to hang garland just about anywhere!

Garland is a lovely way to lead guests into your ceremony space.

A balcony is another perfect place that begs to be accented with garland.

We hope these gorgeous garlands have inspired you! Have fun envisioning all of the beautiful ways you could incorporate greenery or floral garlands into your wedding day design!

image sources: Oracle Fox, Ryan Ray Photography, Southern Weddings, Style Me Pretty