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972.781.1619

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214.871.9610

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972.388.5230

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469-366-0788

Friday, January 31, 2014

Enter to Win the Wedding of the Year


You’ve got the guy and a vision, but not much of a budget…now what? Why not share your love story in hopes of winning a luxury wedding through the Renaissance Hotel’s Wedding of the Year Contest?! StarDustCelebrations is thrilled to announce our participation in the giveaway, where the winning couple will be awarded a fabulous Dallas wedding in November. The grand prize - valued at $100,000 – includes all of the bells and whistles, from an expert wedding planner, elegant stationery and incredible entertainment to stunning d├ęcor, beautiful photography and an exotic honeymoon – and one of our gorgeous bridal gowns!
 
Couples can enter by sharing their love story here. Contestants must enter by February 28. All of the details, rules and FAQs can be found here.
 
Good luck!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Love Us? Then Please Review Us!

Did you have a wonderful experience with StarDust Celebrations?
Did we help you find a swoon-worthy bridal gown? Did you find the perfect bridesmaid dresses or Mother of the Occasion gown? Did we partner with you to plan an amazing wedding weekend? Please let the world know by sharing the love on Google! Please and thank you!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Shop Watters Spring 2014 Collection this Weekend

This weekend, a representative for Vatana Watters will join us for our Watters Spring 2014 Bridal Gown Trunk Show. Call StarDust now at 972.781.1619 to schedule your appointment to preview these beautiful gowns featuring feminine details, soft colors and lots of romance.
The Watters Company started with a few handmade special occasion dresses for friends and family in California in the '80s. Today the Watters name is a household word in the bridal industry. Known as innovators in the bridal fashion industry, Watters creates gorgeous gowns that are recognized for their creativity and quality, and these gowns are sophisticated and gorgeous!

Founder Vatana Watters continues to be intimately and passionately involved in the design direction of the company.

Trunk shows are special in-store promotions or sales events when gown designers send expanded offerings of their new line to stores for brides to preview, try on and order. Often, salons will offer a special promotion or discount during a trunk show. By the way, the name comes from how the gowns used to be transported from salon to salon - in trunks!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Last Chance: Call Now to Book Your Appointment with David Tutera

This is your final call to schedule your appointment with the legendary David Tutera and his gorgeous Mon Cheri bridal gowns for a styling consultation at StarDust. We have only a handful of appointments remaining, so don't miss your chance to meet the celebrated wedding expert and have him help style you for your wedding day!
The David Tutera forMon Cheri wedding gown collection is normally carried by StarDust’s sister store LuLu’s Bridal Boutique and the trunk show was originally scheduled there. Due to this special appearance, the trunk show will be moved from LuLu’s Bridal Boutique to StarDust Celebrations at 6464 West Plano Parkway in Plano, Texas. To shop this selection of gowns on Friday (Jan. 24), Saturday before 1 pm, or Sunday (Jan. 26), no appointment will be required. However, to shop the gowns on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and have a styling appointment with Mr. Tutera, please call for an appointment.

Appointments can be made by calling 972.781.1619 ext. 223 immediately, as these coveted slots are nearly full. Bridal appointments will be for one hour with a 15-minute styling consultation with Mr. Tutera. Please limit the number of guests to three people.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Ask the Stylist: Accessorizing

Q: I have found the wedding dress of my dreams. Now what?!
 
A: We're so glad you asked! First of all, congrats on finding your dream bridal gown; that is truly one of your biggest and most exciting wedding planning milestones!
 
Now you'll want to focus on your veil and/or hair accessories. Plan ahead; it generally takes eight weeks for a veil order to arrive. The heavier detail or more intricate the edge of the veil is, the more prominence your veil takes in your overall wedding day look. So if your gown is more simple, you can go with a more elaborate veil, but if your gown has lots of detail you want to take your guests' breath away, select a more modest veil.
Veils come in many colors, from several varying shades of white (white, diamond white, ivory, sand, etc.) to hues matching the variety of colored bridal gowns on the market now (pink and blue, to name a few). Veil prices range from around $175 for a simple, one-layer, cut-edge veil up to around $2,000 for something that featured lace, sparkle or intricate designs.
Chances are that you will want to remove your veil once your reception really gets going as it's not easy dancing while wearing one. We always recommend a little something for your hair for when the veil comes off so you still look special.
Headband styles are really in right now and they can easily be worn again. You can wear them for New Year's Eve or some other party, as a guest to another wedding or any other time you need to dress up a little. We would not recommend real flowers in your hair because they can wilt or discolor, not to mention what allergies they may stir up in anyone you come into contact with on your wedding day.
Some brides question whether or not they really need a veil. We always strongly recommend one and here's why:
     Veils make for fantastically beautiful photos
     Veils help distinguish in photos that you are, in fact, a bride
     Veils make the bridal magic!
We actually wrote an extensive post explaining why you as a bride should wear a veil. You should read it!
 
Whether you found your dream dress at one of our salons or somewhere else, we would love to help you find the veil and hair accessories to perfectly complement your bridal gown. Call us at 972.781.1619 to schedule an appointment; you'll want to make plans to bring your gown, if possible.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Legendary Bridal Expert David Tutera to Style Brides at StarDust!

We are beyond thrilled to tell you that renowned celebrity wedding planner, event designer and style expert David Tutera will join us at StarDust Celebrations for four hours during our David Tutera for Mon Cheri Trunk Show to personally style brides in wedding gowns from his full Spring 2014 Collection this Saturday.
The David Tutera for Mon Cheri wedding gown collection is normally carried by StarDust’s sister store LuLu’s Bridal Boutique and the trunk show was originally scheduled there. Due to this special appearance, the trunk show will be moved from LuLu’s Bridal Boutique to StarDust Celebrations at 6464 West Plano Parkway in Plano, Texas. To shop this selection of gowns on Friday (Jan. 24), Saturday before 1 pm, or Sunday (Jan. 26), no appointment will be required. However, to shop the gowns on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and have a styling appointment with Mr. Tutera, please call 972.781.1619 ext. 223 for an appointment.

Leading celebrity wedding and entertaining expert David Tutera partnered with esteemed Mon Cheri designer Martin Thornburg to create the David Tutera for Mon Cheri wedding dress collection. David works closely with Martin to develop an assortment of fashionable bridal designs ranging from traditional ball gowns to modern dresses, and couture fashions to more informal 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.

David Tutera is a leading wedding and entertaining expert known for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. Tutera is the author of seven popular books on the topic and is the host of the hit primetime show, “My Fair Wedding” on WE TV. His name has become synonymous with style, elegance, creativity and vision. He continuously exceeds the expected with an unmatched level of inspiration, imagination, and innovation to create the latest trends.  For more information, please visit davidtutera.com.

The details/fine print:
  • Mr. Tutera will appear at the Bridal Salon at StarDust to style brides in his gowns 2:00-6:00 p.m. only on Saturday, January 25.
  • Call 214.871.9610 ext. 223 to book your appointment immediately, as these coveted slots will fill up FAST!
  • An appointment will be for one hour, with a 15-minute styling consultation with Mr. Tutera.
  • Please limit the number of guests to three people.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Real Wedding: Stephanie and Mark

We are pleased as punch to share with you another StarDust Bride and her darling wedding that was featured on the Every Last Detail wedding blog. Stephanie found her cloud-like CasablancaBridal gown at LuLu's Bridal Boutique and her bridesmaids' Wtoo gowns at StarDust Bridal Salon. Here are a few beautiful shots from their photographers, Jeremy and Kristin.
To see more of this lovely bride and her fabulous wedding, visit Every Last Detail!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Trend Alert: Woodland Theme

Make no mistake about it: rustic, woodland-themed weddings are still big. Really big. And with the weather in Texas generally mild through the winter - okay, Icepocalypse aside - we expect to see this continue through the winter and into the spring. Woodland elements are so earthy, romantic and humble yet beautiful. Pull this theme off by incorporating lots of wood details, such as wooden invitations, tree trunk or stump stands or displays and tree bark. Woodland details provide interest and texture, and you really see that in burlap touches, lace and floral design. Here are a few of our favorite woodland touches:

Monday, January 13, 2014

Meet Designer Robert Bullock at StarDust this Weekend

Our incredible trunk show season continues! This weekend, designer Robert Bullock will make an appearance at our trunk show for his Birnbaum & Bullock Couture Collection at StarDust. Call us now to schedule your appointment and secure your chance to meet the design dynamo: 972.781.1619.
Birnbaum & Bullock have built their company on captivating brides with their unique blend of sophistication and whimsy for over a decade.

All Birnbaum & Bullock gowns are created in their New York workroom. The attention to detail their staff gives each creation is evident in the workmanship and fine finishing techniques. All gowns are cut to the bride’s measurements, insuring each bride a fit much closer to her body than any gown ordered in a size.

The gowns are completely lined in silk, even the petticoats, resulting in a garment that is not only a pleasure to behold but also a luxurious and sensual delight to wear.

Come enjoy these lovely gowns in the expanded offering of their full Spring 2014 line during our trunk show!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Pantone Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

We were super-excited to hear Pantone announce that their Color of the Year for 2014 is Radiant Orchid! We love all shades of purple - our logo is purple, have you noticed?! - and we have planned many weddings over the past few years featuring purple-centric color palettes.

We love what Pantone has to say about this lovely shade: "Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple - one that draws you in with its beguiling charm. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health."

We could not agree more! And with that, we give to you this lovely inspiration board we put together featuring lots of beautiful orchid goodness.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Meet Bridal Design Icon James Clifford this Weekend!

Yesterday we told you about the two trunk shows we are hosting this weekend. We have even better news today: Designer James Clifford himself will make an appearance at StarDust's trunk show for his current namesake bridal gown collection. Call TODAY to secure your time to meet the iconic bridal gown designer this weekend, only at StarDust Bridal Salon: 972.781.1619.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Beautiful Gowns Await You at Two Trunk Shows this Weekend

Essential to the bridal industry, Trunk Shows are special in-store promotions or sales events that allow brides to shop an expanded collection of a specific gown designers' newest line. Often, salons will offer a special promotion or discount during a trunk show. The name "trunk show" comes from how the gowns used to be transported from salon to salon - in trunks! This weekend, both of our fabulous bridal shops are hosting a trunk show.
James Clifford's couture bridal gown collection features classic looks in combination with a modern fashion flare. Luxurious fabrics of silk, satin and traditional, romantic lace make each wedding dress special in its own way. Gorgeous, eye-catching details of hand-beaded Swarovski crystal, sculpted necklines and figure-flattering rouching add glamour and sophistication. Unique styling reflects the creativity and salability of the James Clifford Collection with a variety of wedding gown silhouettes that appeal to the fashionable bride.
 
Call the StarDust Bridal Salon to schedule your appointment during the James Clifford Trunk Show: 972.781.1619.
The Design Team at Allure Bridals prides themselves on bringing brides an extraordinary depth and variety of gowns at affordable prices. Their gowns can be timeless, understatedly elegant or over-the-top glamorous. The line offers many variations on all gown silhouettes, from sheath to full ball gown and everything in between, and the design house creates gowns in a multitude of fabrics such as satin, lace, tulle, silk and more.
 
Shop the Allure trunk show this weekend at LuLu's Bridal Boutique, where no appointment is necessary.
 
 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Real Wedding: Beautiful StarDust Bride Angela Wows in Lazaro

Styling brides is one of our passions, and we get really excited to see StarDust brides featured in wedding magazines.

Close-up of StarDust bride Angela in her fabulous Lazaro bridal gown.
This gorgeous bride is no exception! Angela found her stunning Lazaro wedding gown at StarDust Bridal Salon and then went on to find some of her bridesmaid dresses from Jim Hjelm with us, as well. Check out her beautiful wedding, featured in the Spring/Summer 2014 issue of D Weddings!