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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Color Splash: Marsala 'Maids

The more we see marsala wedding details inspired by Pantone's Color of the Year, the more we like the color. It's really pretty and is actually quite versatile! One beautiful way to bring the rich hue to your wedding day is by dressing your bridesmaids in it. StarDust and LuLu's carry some gorgeous bridesmaid gowns that are available in marsala-inspired shades. With that, we present to you colorful inspiration via our some of favorite Marsala Maids, paired with lovely bouquets to show off the flexibility of the color!
Wtoo 858i

Affairs by Mori Lee 31045

Jim Hjelm Occasions 5528
Wtoo 808
Watters 7256
Wtoo 800

Jim Hjelm Occasions 5527, 5525, 5505

Watters 7546i

Wtoo 805
Mori Lee 704

bouquet images via: Green Wedding Shoes, The Knot, Loverly, Southern Weddings, Style Me Pretty and Wedding Chicks

Monday, February 23, 2015

Two James Clifford Collection Trunk Shows this Weekend

We're hosting two - yes, two! - James Clifford trunk shows this weekend. 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.
Designer James Clifford himself will join us during our StarDust trunk show. Make your appointment online or by calling the salon at 972.781.1619.
Come see how James Clifford's fantastic styles create a perfect fit for voluptuous brides. Schedule your appointment online or call Curvy at 972.388.5230.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Real Wedding: StarDust Bride Featured in Brides of North Texas

A few months back, we shared some photos from StarDust Bride Alicia's wedding where she wore the stunning Carrie gown by Hayley Paige*. The radiant bride's wedding day look was complemented by her oh-so-pretty bridesmaids in their soft pink one-shoulder Bill Levkoff bridesmaid dresses from LuLu's Bridal. Now the beautiful bride's wedding to beau Michael is immortalized in the pages of the hot-off-the-presses Spring/Summer 2015 edition of Brides of North Texas. Let's take a gander:
Congrats again to Alicia and Michael! We wish you a wonderful marriage full of love and laughter. And special thanks to the talented Jillian Zamora for the gorgeous photos!

* It just so happens that this weekend's trunk show features Hayley Paige. Our appointments are full, but call the salon at 972.781.1619 to get on the waiting list!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Hayley Paige Trunk Show This Weekend at StarDust

This weekend we will celebrate all things pretty and romantic and incredibly fashionable at our Hayley Paige trunk show. Hosted at StarDust, the show will feature the latest in Ms. Paige's line of stunning bridal gowns. A representative of designer Hayley Paige will be on-hand for this special shopping event!

Feminine with an edge, Hayley Paige bridal gowns are fresh, lively and confident. Hayley Paige, head designer of the Blush and Hayley Paige bridal collections, made a jump start in fashion by interning at Elle magazine while attending Cornell University. After receiving honorary attention for her 10-piece bridal collection shown during her graduating year, Hayley delved further into the bridal fashion industry, spending time designing for Jill Stuart, Melissa Sweet and Priscilla of Boston.

Ever so eclectic, her designs capture a romantic and charming aesthetic that balances inner ingénue and sophistication. Her interpretation of worldly influences and desire to dress hopeful romantics have provided a foundation for a fanciful and fresh take on bridal wear. Never taking herself too seriously and fully embracing the adorning history of the bridal industry, Hayley Paige develops her craft from an inspirational place of appreciation and enjoyment.

Schedule your appointment online or call the salon at 972.781.1619.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Universally Flattering Bridesmaids Dresses for Your Wedding Party

It's a fact of life. Ladies are all unique and come in many different shapes and sizes. As a bride, you want all of your girls to look and feel fabulous on your wedding day. A big part of that is the bridesmaid dress you select for your ladies. We have a few universally flattering gowns carried at StarDust that we LOVE for all varieties of body types in wedding parties. Check out these lovelies:
Jim Hjelm Occasions style 5182 in luminescent chiffon features an A-line silhouette, draped
one-shoulder neckline and natural waist. This fabulously flowy gown is available in more
 than two dozen colors.

Style 7716 from Watters is offered in 30+ colors! This full-length gown of luminescent
taffeta flatters with its pleated bodice, full skirt and shirred empire band at the waist,
where a flower pin detail adds interest.

The Pine dress (style 4512) from Watters is available in both floor length and short! This
luxurious crinkle chiffon gown features a strapless sweetheart neckline, draped bodice and shirred skirt.
Pine is available in more than 30 colors, from soft romantic pastels to bold jewel tones to neutrals.

Soft and romantic, Wtoo's 852i is an A-line infinity dress of bobbinet, with a sweetheart neckline
and shirred bodice. The most special features of this gown (available in nearly three dozen colors!)
are the skirt panels in front and back that allow the dress to be worn with multiple necklines.
These are just a few of our favorite bridesmaids' gowns that we carry at StarDust that will help make your bridal party shine! Come in today to meet with one of our bridesmaids consultants who will help style your wedding party to create a beautiful cohesive look for your big day.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

StarDust Bridal Salon Honored with Award as Industry Favorite

Last night was a beautiful night of celebration. The American Association of Certified Wedding Planners (AACWP) held their Eighth Annual Vendi Awards, celebrating the favorite vendors of the esteemed organization's 100+ professional wedding planners. And guess what...
Yes - StarDust won the award for Favorite Bridal Salon! We are incredibly honored to recognized among a field of several worthy salons (one of which is our sister boutique, LuLu's Bridal!). The AACWP's polling method is a two-part process, where contenders must first be nominated, then voted on by the membership of the Association. Thank you, AACWP members, for this honor and for the privilege to serve you and your brides in this wonderful DFW wedding market! We love our jobs!

Another highlight of our evening was the promotion of two of our wedding planners from "trained" status to "certified."
Our planning rock stars Devan and Laura make it official, having exceeded the stringent requirements to earn Certified Wedding Planners status! Congrats, ladies!

Here are a few pics of the gorgeous evening, hosted by the always elegant Four Seasons Resort and Club. We'll round up some more for you soon, but in the meantime, we hope you enjoy these!

Here is the complete list of winners (and links to their FB pages), in the order awarded last night:
Favorite Invitations: Southern Fried Paper
Favorite Bridal Salon: StarDust Celebrations
Favorite Transportation: Premier Transportation Services
Favorite Minister: LoveNotes Weddings - Marty Younkin
Favorite Ceremony Site: Perkins Chapel at SMU
Favorite Lighting: BEYOND
Favorite Linen Rental: BBJ
Favorite DJ: Simply Music - Brian Prescott
Favorite Band: The Walton Stout Band
Favorite Hair/Makeup: Elan Makeup Studio
Favorite Caterer: Food Glorious Food
Favorite Rental Company: M&M The Special Events Company
Favorite Videographer: CandleLight Films
Favorite Photographer: Amy Karp Photography
Favorite Bakery: Creme De La Creme Cake Company
Favorite Florist: Branching Out Floral and Event Design
Favorite Reception Site: Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas

Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners! Thanks again to AACWP for a fabulous event and for continuing to elevate the wedding industry to the highest standards! And finally, a HUGE "thank you" to our truly outstanding team at both StarDust and LuLu's for your hard work and dedication to our brides, grooms and their families and friends - we couldn't do it without you!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

StarDust Planners Delight in BONT with City of Lights Inspired Tablescape

Our Weddings by StarDust team had a blast putting together this utterly divine Parisian Fête tablescape for the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of Brides of North Texas.
Our talented designers created a chic tabletop with a feminine edge using bold black and white, softened by lovely pinks and peach. We think the end result has a definite je ne sais quoi - don't you?!
 We enjoyed working with a gifted team of vendors to breath life into our romantic vision. Très bien, oui?
We will be sharing many more photos from the shoot, but for now, enjoy this fabulous video giving you all the behind-the-scenes skinny!

2015 Brides of North Texas "Weddings by Stardust @ Rosewood Crescent" behind the scenes from Turquoise Video Productions on Vimeo.

Vendor Partners:
Posh Couture Rentals
Savor Pâtisserie
BBJ Linen
Posh Floral Designs
Weddings by StarDust
Jillian Zamora Photography
Turquoise Video Productions
FluffpopGourmet Cotton Candy
Hotpoppin™  Gourmet Popcorn
Rosewood Crescent

Monday, February 9, 2015

Valentine's Day Trunk Shows Highlight Romantic Gowns

This weekend is all about romance. It is Valentine's Day, after all! Our salons will not disappoint if you're looking for a bridal gown to fit with the theme of romance - just check out our two fabulous trunk shows!
It doesn't get more romantique than this stunning new collection from Claire Pettibone. Perfect for the wildflower-loving, braid-wearing, free-spirited bride, Romantique offers flowing silhouettes, intricate lace details and - of course - plenty of Claire's signature stunning backs. Schedule your appointment with these incredibly lovely gowns at StarDust during our trunk show this weekend. Book online or by calling the salon: 972.781.1619.
The latest collection from Casablanca features a variety of silhouettes, luxurious fabrics and plenty of gorgeous details such as lace and beading. The line captures many of the hottest trends, with beautiful dramatic backs, illusion elements and lots of sparkle. Make an appointment online to see these gowns in person at LuLu's Bridal, or call the boutique at 214.871.9610.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Real Wedding: Chelsea and Josh’s Sophisticated Modern Wedding in Downtown Dallas

A few weeks ago, our certified wedding planners kicked off 2015 with a BLING! Chelsea and Josh’s glamorous black and white wedding at The Joule was full of breathtaking details, from the lush floral arrangements and sleek ghost chairs to the dazzling table linens and abundant crystal accents. Check out this wonderful photography by Amy Herfurth!
The couple came to our Weddings by StarDust dream team with a clear vision: a single location for both the ceremony and reception, a black and white color palette with a modern and elegant design, and the reception must be loads of fun! Our talented wedding planners happily took the challenge and delivered  - in spades!
The Joule Hotel was selected as the venue and offered the perfect space for the short and sweet but beautiful ceremony on the rooftop terrace.
The celebration moved inside, where the ballroom was simply spectacular.

Guests dined on a mouth-watering surf and turf duo. Later, they enjoyed two fabulous cake creations and were sent home with sweet treats as a thank-you.

Chelsea’s gorgeous Lazaro gown and crystal-edged Toni Federici veil fit perfectly into the bling-centric evening. 


Chelsea's bridesmaids' short lacy black Watters dresses reinforced the elegant feel of the wedding, while the gents looked rather dapper in their tuxes.

Here are a few more details from the evening that are oh-so-lovely!

At the end of the party, the happy couple was sent off with a musical escort while guests shook lighted tambourines.

Special thanks to our wonderful vendors:
Beauty: Elan Makeup Studio
Bridal Gown: Lazaro (style 3411), StarDust

Bridesmaids' Dresses: Watters (style 4259), StarDust
Cakes: The Joule
Ceremony music: Stradivarius Strings
Ceremony venue: The Joule Terrace
Draping: Dallas Drape and Lighting; Tacie Johnsen
Floral: 21 Parc

Grandmothers' Apparel: Ideas by Barbara (style 2101) and Daymor (style 2033), StarDust
Officiant: Ken Byrd, Love Notes
Photography: Amy Herfurth
Reception music: DJ/Emcee Marcus Rollins; Limelight Band
Reception venue: The Joule Mosaic and Praetorian Ballrooms
Rentals: BBJ; DFW Dance Floors; TLC
Videography: Stringer Productions
Wedding Planning and Design: Weddings by StarDust