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Wild Wedding Traditions, Part 2: The Ceremony

 

Wild Wedding Traditions, Part 2: The Ceremony

 

By now, you’ve had a chance to read our recent blog post about the bizarre origins of today’s common wedding traditions. “Part 1” covered the weird and wild history behind bridal attire—including everything from engagement rings to wedding veils.

Today, we’re covering “Part 2″… The Ceremony! You might be surprised to find out how many of these common wedding traditions are tied to fertility and good luck. Read on to find out why we use the phrase “tie the knot,” or why it’s traditional to save the top layer of a wedding cake. Or perhaps the most entertaining… why we have a “best man!”

1. Tie the Knot: it’s a little funny that we commonly use the phrase “tie the knot.” In some cultures, the bride and groom would literally tie a knot (with ribbon, silk, or rope) around each other’s hands to symbolize their new commitment. Most American weddings do not include any kind of knot-tying at all, but we still like to borrow the phrase.

2. June Weddings: June weddings have always been popular, but not because of the weather. In ancient times, it was ideal to host a wedding during the month of the Roman goddess Juno—goddess of marriage and fertility.

Later, June weddings were preferred as a matter of “hygiene” (if you can even call it that!). Some historians speculate that peasants might have bathed only once or twice a year… so a June bride would still be smelling relatively good after her springtime bath in May.

3. Best Man: these days, your Best Man is tasked with throwing a great bachelor party and delivering a meaningful speech. However, his responsibilities used to be much more serious!

Long ago, bachelors seeking a wife would often plunder neighboring communities to find an eligible young wife and refresh his the isolated lineage of his own community. The “best” man was actually the best man a groom could find to help kidnap his intended bride (or protect his bride-to-be from kidnappers). The “Best Man” was chosen as a skilled swordsman and trustworthy soldier, who would even stand guard outside the newlyweds’ bedchamber to protect the consummation of their marriage.

4. Ring Bearer and Flower Girl: small children in a wedding ceremony were symbolic of the newlyweds’ own future children (hopefully!). The flower girl’s basket of petals symbolized fertility and prosperity. The ring bearer may have originated from an older tradition, where a bride’s ring was delivered on the tip of a sword… but, over time, evolved into an adorably dressed toddler reminding the happy couple of their duty to start a family.

5. Wedding Bells: not every venue still rings wedding bells for the modern bride, but the idea of “wedding bells are ringing” is still a common image today—and hearing the chime of church bells certainly reminds us of a happy bride and groom! However, in olden days, bells were tolled loudly to scare off evil spirits.

6. Wedding Cake: seems like a delicious treat to wrap up a fun party, right? Actually, wedding cakes originated from more serious symbolism… in ancient Rome, wedding guests broke a loaf of bread over the bride’s head to encourage fertility and to symbolize her husband’s dominance over her. We’re not sure why crumbs in your hair would promote fertility, but we’re definitely glad this tradition has evolved; we would much rather eat our cake than have it crumbled overhead!

7. Wedding Cake’s Top Layer: some couples might save the top layer of the wedding cake to enjoy on their one-year anniversary. It seems like a sweet way to celebrate one year of married happiness, but the original purpose was slightly different. It was assumed that the bride would be expecting a child soon after the wedding… so it made sense to save that top layer for nine months (give or take), when it could then be re-used as a celebratory treat at a child’s birth or christening.

8. Throwing Rice: guests sprinkled the newlyweds in rice to symbolize (yep, you guessed it!) fertility and prosperity. Though rice was most popular, any grain or oat could be used to symbolize the same goodwill.

9. Over the Threshold: grooms used to carry their new brides over the threshold so her feet wouldn’t brush up against any evil spirits living in the floor. Not surprisingly, most newlywed couples don’t seem too concerned about this anymore!

The threshold was also a contrived opportunity for the bride to demonstrate her purity… an innocent young bride wouldn’t want to appear too enthusiastic to enter the bedchamber. So, she would let the groom carry her across the threshold – as an act of courageous protection from evil spirits, and an act of “encouragement” – ultimately protecting the appearance of her purity.

10. Honeymooning: ancient Norse newlyweds went into hiding after the wedding ceremony, in order to protect the young bride from being stolen away (… and also to prevent any acquiescing brides from running away). A family member would bring the newlyweds a cup of honey wine to sustain them for 30 days (one moon). Thus—the honeymoon!

 

It’s always fun to peek into history and uncover the downright bizarre origins of today’s popular wedding traditions. However, it’s safe to say… we’re very glad that today’s weddings focus more on the couple than on their ability to immediately have children! Plus, we’re quite grateful that none of you have been forcibly kidnapped prior to the ceremony!

Luckily, today’s brides have plenty of options: put a modern twist on any of these traditions to make it your own, or feel free to skip any rituals that don’t fit your personality. Your day should be all about you. 

Ready to start planning your big day? Whether or not you choose to save your cake topper, throw rice, or have a flower girl… we’ll make sure every detail of your special occasion reflects your vision. And of course, from bridal veil to wedding bells, we’ll do whatever we can to ward off all those evil spirits 😉

Wild Wedding Traditions, Part 1: Bridal Attire

Wedding Traditions: The Bizarre and Wild History! A Stylish Soiree

 

Your wedding day is all about the balance between tradition and personalization. You honor the past with classic wedding traditions, but put a modern spin on the celebration to make it your own. But where do the original traditions come from? Why do brides wear white at all? Who decided you should have a best man? And why on earth do we carry “something blue?”

Our brides love to learn about the odd origins of these classic rituals! So we’ve put together a series of posts featuring all the weird, wild, wacky origins of our favorite wedding traditions. Today, we’re revealing the bizarre history behind all things related to your bridal attire. Take a look at the crazy history behind these beloved wedding traditions!

Wild Wedding Traditions, Part 1: Bridal Attire

 

1. White Wedding Dress: the white gown is a classic bridal staple, right? Well… it wasn’t always that way! White wedding dresses were not customary until Queen Victoria donned a white gown for her wedding in 1840, marking the beginning of this quintessential tradition. Before that, most brides would simply wear the best dress they owned—in any color.

2. Bridal Veil: although the bridal veil is now considered a beautiful accessory, it once served a very serious purpose. When arranged marriages were common, it was essential that the political union between two families would take place… even though the bride and groom had not yet met each other. As such, the bride wore a veil to obscure her face until vows were made—so the groom couldn’t back out if he didn’t like what he saw! Additionally, the veil was thought to protect the bride from being recognized by evil spirits who might steal her away.

3. Engagement Rings: For a long time, engagement rings simply weren’t needed. In 1215, Pope Innocent III decreed that there should be a waiting period between betrothal and marriage—thus leading to the idea of an “engagement ring.” They were typically simple bands, used only to signify commitment until the wedding. Decorative engagement rings weren’t really popularized until the Victorian Era; in those days, large colorful gems reigned supreme. The bands were often decorated with symbolic motifs, like intertwined hearts and snakes—a popular symbol of eternity.

4. Diamonds: Believe it or not, diamond engagement rings are a direct product of advertising. In the Late Victorian Period, large diamond deposits were discovered in South Africa—making diamonds easily accessible and commonly available. Ultimately, they were marketed by De Beers as the quintessential engagement ring stone. It’s almost hard to believe they became so ubiquitous!

Colorful settings made a comeback in the 1920s–1930s, featuring geometric designs representative of the Art Deco era. Emeralds and rubies were often paired with diamonds, resulting in luxurious combinations befitting of the Gatsby-era. Colored gemstones were again popularized in the 1980s, thanks to Princess Di’s iconic sapphire gem. And of course, Kate Middleton’s hand is now adorned with the same royal jewel, inspiring a renewed interest in sapphire stones.

While diamonds are certainly still the most popular selection, we are starting to see a trend toward more unique engagement rings. Brides today are looking for rings that represent their personality—whether that means a modern halo, a conflict-free design, or a colored gemstone.

5. Diamond Prices: All that being said, the price of a diamond is largely sentimental; compared to other gems, diamonds are not particularly rare or special. They are expensive only because we, as a society, have placed so much value on their sentimental meaning.

6. Ring Placement: the wedding rings are worn on the left hand “ring finger” because Egyptians and Greeks believed this finger was connected straight to the heart. (Aww!)

7. “Something Old, Something New…” no doubt you’ve heard this traditional wedding-day rhyme. These practices were all designed to bring fortune to the newlyweds. “Something Old” reminded a bride of her past, while “Something New” heralded hope for a happy future in her new family. “Something Borrowed” would traditionally come from a successfully married woman—a good omen for the new bride’s own marriage. “Something Blue” had rich symbolic meaning: loyalty, faithfulness, purity, and good fortune. “And a sixpence in your shoe” symbolized hope for a prosperous life together.

8. Bridal Garter: this tradition originates from the Dark Ages—and it’s definitely an odd one! In those times, guests would follow the bride and groom upstairs to “help” them disrobe for the wedding night. It was considered good luck for a guest to snag a piece of the bride’s attire… often tearing the poor bride’s dress (not to mention her privacy) to shreds.

As an alternative, the “Garter Toss” evolved as a way to pacify guests with just one small item of clothing, and to distract guests (who would fight over the lucky garter) from the bride and groom as they escaped from the celebration. It’s safe to say we’re glad that this tradition has evolved over the years!

9. Bridal Bouquet: carrying a gorgeous bouquet down the aisle seems like an obvious choice—what a beautiful addition to your bridal ensemble! However, the origin behind the bridal bouquet is actually somewhat unsavory… In older days, hygiene wasn’t what it is now. A common person might only bathe once or twice a year (yikes). A bridal bouquet (made of garlic, rosemary, dill, and other herbs) served twofold: cover the bride’s own body odor, and ward off evil spirits with its strong fragrance. You can credit Queen Victoria with the idea to replace the herbs with gorgeous (better-smelling) blooms.

10. Bridesmaids and Bridesmaid Dresses: today, it’s considered a faux pas to wear white to a wedding if you are not the bride. However, back in Victorian times, bridesmaids would also wear white. Why? To confuse evil spirits, of course! (Ha!) Originally, bridesmaids were selected as decoys, intended to prevent evil spirits or ex-lovers from identifying the real bride and stealing her away.

 

Thankfully, the original needs behind these wedding traditions have all faded away (we are certainly glad that our brides get to shower more than twice a year)… But the tradition behind each ritual is a fascinating peek into the history of wedding customs! Luckily, today’s brides have plenty of options: put a modern twist on any of these traditions to make it your own, or feel free to skip any rituals that don’t fit your personality. Your day should be all about you.

Stay tuned for more Wild Wedding Traditions next week! We’ll cover odd facts behind the wedding ceremony itself. Find out where we got the phrase “tying the knot,” why we throw things as a couple makes their grand exit, and the peculiar history behind honeymooning!

Amy: Bridal Portraits

We have the loveliest brides! Amy and Bryce tied the knot last week and celebrated at Union Station in Downtown Dallas. Now that they’re officially Mr. and Mrs, we’re excited share Amy’s beautiful bridal portraits.

Amy’s wedding gown was perfectly suited to her personal style. The embellished bodice is a nod to classic taste, while the structurally layered tulle skirt gives a modern touch. With a romantic sideswept hairstyle and a pop of pink lip color, her bridal look was absolute perfection. And let’s not forget about that stunning halo ring!

This bridal bouquet is just a small peek of all the pretty floral designs we crafted for Amy’s big day. You’re going to love her choice of pink and ivory blooms, combined with a bit of trailing green ivy. Stay tuned to see images from their incredible celebration!

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Cox. We are so happy for you and this next season of your life together!

 

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Dallas Wedding Planner | A Stylish Soiree
 
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Dallas Wedding Planner | A Stylish Soiree
 
Dallas Wedding Planner | A Stylish Soiree
 
Dallas Wedding Planner | A Stylish Soiree
 
Dallas Wedding Planner | A Stylish Soiree

 

 

Thank youTracy Autem Photography for these beautiful images. We can’t wait to share photos from the big day!

Photography: Tracy Autem Photography
Venue: Union Station
Bouquet: A Stylish Soiree
Gown: Brick House Bridal

Dean + Emily

DFW Wedding Planners | Emily + Dean

 

What a gorgeous celebration! You’re going to love this gallery of Emily and Dean’s special day—a summertime wedding with dusty blush hues and a stunning newlywed couple. Captured by the talented Stephanie Brazzle, it’s a dreamy occasion with all kinds of beautiful detail.

Emily and her bridesmaids savored the pre-wedding festivities in excited anticipation. They celebrated with champagne toasts and monogrammed shirts while Emily got ready for her grand entrance on the aisle. From a signature perfume to elegantly embellished shoes, every detail was carefully planned to create the perfect atmosphere prior to the ceremony. Emily even took time to read a sweet note from her soon-to-be husband (which, we have to admit, left everyone a bit teary-eyed!).

Once hair and makeup was complete, this stunning wedding party stepped outside to take photos with the gorgeous bride. These bridesmaid dresses were right on trend, in a dusty mauve color with subtle sequin embellishments. And the guys were looking quite dapper as well, with perfectly coordinating bow ties.

Emily and Dean tied the knot at Piazza on the Green, where they exchanged vows in front of beloved friends and family. They could hardly contain their excitement after saying “I do!” The newlyweds and their guests then celebrated with a classic ballroom reception, featuring fluffy hydrangeas and pink roses arranged by Flourish Floral Design. The happy couple enjoyed first dances, toasts, cake-cutting, and a packed dance floor until it was time to bid their guests adieu. Their getaway car was the cherry on top of an unforgettable evening!

It was a pleasure to be Emily and Dean’s DFW Wedding Planners. What a sweet couple, and and a beautiful day to reflect their love for each other.

Congratulations, Emily and Dean! We are so happy that you are now “Mr. and Mrs!” 

 

Emily and Dean’s Wedding Day

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DFW Wedding Planners - A Stylish Soiree - Emily and Dean

DFW Wedding Planners | A Stylish Soiree - Emily and Dean

DFW Wedding Planners | A Stylish Soiree - Emily and Dean

DFW Wedding Planners | A Stylish Soiree - Emily and Dean

DFW Wedding Planners | A Stylish Soiree - Emily and Dean

DFW Wedding Planners | A Stylish Soiree - Emily and Dean

DFW Wedding Planners | A Stylish Soiree - Emily and Dean

DFW Wedding Planners | A Stylish Soiree - Emily and Dean

DFW Wedding Planners | A Stylish Soiree - Emily and Dean

DFW Wedding Planners | A Stylish Soiree - Emily and Dean

DFW Wedding Planners | A Stylish Soiree - Emily and Dean

DFW Wedding Planners | A Stylish Soiree - Emily and Dean

DFW Wedding Planners | A Stylish Soiree - Emily and Dean

DFW Wedding Planners | A Stylish Soiree - Emily and Dean

DFW Wedding Planners | A Stylish Soiree - Emily and Dean

DFW Wedding Planners | A Stylish Soiree - Emily and Dean

DFW Wedding Planners | A Stylish Soiree - Emily and Dean

DFW Wedding Planners | A Stylish Soiree - Emily and Dean

DFW Wedding Planners | A Stylish Soiree - Emily and Dean

DFW Wedding Planners | A Stylish Soiree - Emily and Dean

 

The Reception:

DFW Wedding Planners | A Stylish Soiree - Emily and Dean

DFW Wedding Planners | A Stylish Soiree - Emily and Dean

DFW Wedding Planners | A Stylish Soiree - Emily and Dean

DFW Wedding Planners | A Stylish Soiree - Emily and Dean

DFW Wedding Planners | A Stylish Soiree - Emily and Dean

DFW Wedding Planners | A Stylish Soiree - Emily and Dean

DFW Wedding Planners | A Stylish Soiree - Emily and Dean

 

A big thanks to all our wonderful vendors, who made Emily and Dean’s special day possible. Your time and talent is deeply appreciated!

Vendors:
DFW Wedding Planners: A Stylish Soiree
Photography: Stephanie Brazzle Photography
Venue: Piazza on the Green
Floral Design: Flourish Floral Design
Gown and Bridesmaid Attire: Circle Park Bridal
Beauty: Kiss Her Face Bridal
Cake: Moonlight Cakes
Videography: Tennison Visuals
Ceremony Music: Serenata Strings
Entertainment: Uptown Sound
Rentals: Seat by Design
Transportation: Blue Diamond Limousines 
Stationery: Pink Champagne Paper
Envelope Calligraphy: Sarah Ann Design

What You Really Need to Know Before Hiring a Venue’s On-Site Wedding Planner

Wedding Planner vs Venue Coordinator: What you really need to know before hiring a venue's "On-Site Wedding Planner"

 

Selecting a venue is often the first step toward planning your dream wedding… with so many gorgeous venues in the Dallas area, it can be tough to select the perfect one! We are lucky to partner with fantastic venues that set the tone for unforgettable occasions—and we love to see which location steals our bride’s heart.

Today we want to address a venue-related question that we often hear from our brides:

What’s the difference between a venue’s On-Site Wedding Planner and your own hired Wedding Planner? 

We’re here to break it down for you! Many venues do have an on-site Venue Coordinator—who has a highly valuable role on the day of the wedding! A Venue Coordinator is typically responsible for all the details associated with the venue space itself (i.e., tables, chairs, linens, serving staff, kitchen staff, etc.). They have plenty of their own responsibilities on the day of the wedding, and we are lucky to work with fantastic venue coordinators who are excellent at what they do!

However, things get sticky when a venue tries to promote their on-site Venue Coordinator as a “Wedding Planner.” As you can see, Venue Coordinators already have plenty of important responsibilities on the wedding day… asking them to double as a “Wedding Planner” is likely to overextend their capabilities (after all, they are just one person!). As convenient as it may seem to hire the venue’s on-site “Wedding Planner,” we have to caution brides to think carefully before signing the dotted line on this one.

 

While On-Site Wedding Planners have the best intentions, they will not able to offer a full planning experience. It’s important to keep in mind: the on-site planner has been hired by the venue. Their primary responsibility is always to the venue—not to the bride.

Because of this, brides should be aware of some common concerns:

  • Your on-site planner will focus on the reception, not the whole wedding weekend. The planning process will focus on items that concern the reception venue (catering details, bar service, and seating layout)—not on offering you a complete planning experience. We believe every aspect of your special celebration should be planned with care from start to finish… including the ceremony, guest hotels, transportation, etc.—all important elements that do not concern the reception venue.
  • Your on-site planner will focus on the venue’s needs over the brides. On the day of the wedding, an on-site planner must give priority to the venue and its staff. If an issue arises in the kitchen or with the serving staff, your on-site planner will be managing those problems—not focusing on your needs. Their attention will always be split between you and the venue.
  • Your on-site planner cannot leave the premises. Trust us, you don’t want your planner to be tied down to the reception site! We’ve run plenty of last-minute errands for our brides (to obtain forgotten cake cutters, chauffeur inebriated groomsmen, or even pick up the bride’s dog!)… you don’t want a planner who cannot leave the property to handle the unexpected.
  • Your on-site planner’s timeline will be based on the venue, not the bride. We create a full timeline in conjunction with other key vendors, like your photographer and entertainment. Every detail of the wedding weekend is carefully scheduled to give you the best experience possible. The on-site planner will build your timeline based on food preparation, food serving, and convenience for the venue.
  • Your on-site planner is juggling a lot of brides at the same time. Most wedding venues are booked almost every weekend of the year—and sometimes even booked multiple times on the same weekend. We think the bride is more likely to receive individualized attention and prompt responses with a dedicated Wedding Planner (we only schedule a limited number of weddings, so that every bride will receive proper attention!).
  • Your on-site planner might not be a good fit for you. When you book with a venue that supplies their own wedding planner, you’re missing out on the opportunity to collaborate with a planner who really connects with you and understands your vision. As a bride, you will spend months corresponding with your wedding planner… it’s important to book someone you enjoy communicating with!

 

As much as we appreciate Venue Coordinators and all that they do, we don’t believe that selling a Venue Coordinator as a “Wedding Planner” is in the bride’s best interest. If your desired venue requires you to hire an on-site wedding planner, you might want to think carefully before you book. While it seems like an added bonus, there are some definite cons to working with an on-site wedding planner instead of a dedicated Wedding Planner you’ve hired yourself. At best, the on-site planner has divided interests: serving the venue, and then serving the bride.

We hope this helps our sweet brides answer a common question! The bottom line? Venue Coordinators are so valuable for doing what they already do… combining their job with that of a wedding planner is simply too much—their commitments will always be split between the venue and the bride, at best.

Whether you choose to work with us, or one of our talented Wedding Planner colleagues, we believe hiring a dedicated Wedding Planner is the wiser investment. You deserve a Wedding Planner who is dedicated to your client experience, and who will always advocate on your behalf!

 

 

 

Brittany + Caesar

Brittany + Caesar

Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar

We cannot express how much we adore this couple! Brittany and Caesar’s luxury wedding was brimming with personalized detail every step of the way—and their reception was an absolute show-stopper. From a monogrammed collar and signature perfume to sweet love notes and thoughtful hotel welcome bags… Brittany and Caesar pulled out all the stops. Every aspect of their big day was designed to reflect their unique love story, and to spark memories they’ll treasure for a lifetime.

The happy couple tied the knot at University Park United Methodist Church, in the presence of friends and family (a lot of family! Caesar’s relatives traveled from near and far to witness the big day). Afterward, they celebrated at Union Station in Downtown Dallas—a sophisticated ballroom that set the tone for a splendid wedding reception.

Reception doors opened to a staircase lined with candles, leading guests up to Union Station’s cocktail hour and main ballroom. The scene was absolutely unforgettable! Upon entering the reception space, guests encountered a long head table bursting with colorful floral arrangements that made a stunning statement. Guest tables were also topped with beautiful centerpieces, combining glass décor elements with luxurious floral design. Shades of vibrant pink, blush, and ivory created a gorgeous color palette at every turn. Floating candles throughout the venue added a romantic finishing touch.

From heartfelt toasts to a delectable cake, every detail reflected Brittany and Caesar’s fun personalities. We created a custom escort board featuring a map of all their travels together; each table number listed a fun fact about the couple’s adventures in that particular location. And Caesar’s big family guaranteed a full dance floor all night long! What an incredible celebration—we have no doubt that Brittany and Caesar’s guests will be reminiscing about this one for years to come.

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Vallejo! As much as we enjoyed seeing them tie the knot, we have to admit we will miss seeing this couple on a regular basis! It was our pleasure to be their Dallas wedding planning team and to bring their unforgettable wedding day to life.

 

 

Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar's Wedding at Union Station

Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar's Wedding at Union Station

Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar's Wedding at Union Station

Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar's Wedding at Union Station

Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar's Wedding at Union Station

Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar's Wedding at Union Station

Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar's Wedding at Union Station

Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar's Wedding at Union Station

Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar's Wedding at Union Station

Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar's Wedding at Union Station

Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar's Wedding at Union Station

Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar's Wedding at Union Station

Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar's Wedding at Union Station

Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar's Wedding at Union Station

Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar's Wedding at Union Station

 

 

The Reception
Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar's Wedding at Union Station
Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar's Wedding at Union Station
Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar's Wedding at Union Station
Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar's Wedding at Union Station
Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar's Wedding at Union Station
Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar's Wedding at Union Station
Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar's Wedding at Union Station
Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar's Wedding at Union Station
Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar's Wedding at Union Station
Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar's Wedding at Union Station
Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar's Wedding at Union Station
Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar's Wedding at Union Station
Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar's Wedding at Union Station
Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar's Wedding at Union Station
Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar's Wedding at Union Station
Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar's Wedding at Union Station
Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar's Wedding at Union Station
Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar's Wedding at Union Station
Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar's Wedding at Union Station
Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar's Wedding at Union Station
Dallas Wedding Planning: Brittany + Caesar's Wedding at Union Station

Special thanks to our incredible team of vendors. This wedding could not have happened without you and your expertise! We are lucky to work with such talented industry professionals.

Vendors:
Dallas Wedding Planning: A Stylish Soiree
Dallas Wedding Florist: A Stylish Soiree
Photography: Perez Photography
Videography: Marc Roberts Videography
Ceremony Venue: University Park United Methodist Church
Reception Venue: Union Station
Catering: Wolfgang Puck (Union Station)
Entertainment: The Royal Dukes
Lighting: LeForce Entertainment
Rentals: BBJ Linens, DFW Dance Floors, La Tavola and Top Tier Rentals
Hair and Makeup: Beauty and the Blush
Gown and Bridesmaid Gowns: Neiman Marcus Bridal
Cake: Sugar Bee Sweets
Stationery: Pink Champagne Paper Co.

Samantha + Adam

Wedding Planners Dallas | A Stylish Soiree

Hosted at one of Dallas’s favorite attractions, this Perot Museum wedding was guaranteed to make an impact from the very beginning! Samantha and Adam’s big day incorporated all kinds of personalized touches to reflect their unique choice of venue and a modern aesthetic. The happy couple said “I do” in front of The Perot Museum’s glittering gemstones, and then celebrated their newlywed status in a grand reception on the first floor.

With The Perot Museum as our inspiration, we crafted a one-of-a-kind design for Samantha and Adam. Geodes were a common design element throughout the event—from table numbers and escort cards, to keep sake signage and even a geode cake. Guest tables featured lush green arrangements atop gold dinosaurs!

As for the flowers, we used plenty of lush greenery (Samantha’s favorite!), combined with purple and white blooms. We added a few succulents to tabletop arrangements for added texture. Overall, this floral design added the perfect organic touch to Samantha and Adam’s modern wedding-day style.

Special thanks to all the vendors who collaborated to make this event a success. We have no doubt that guests will still be talking about this one for months to come! Take a look and enjoy!

 

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Vendors:
Wedding Planners Dallas: A Stylish Soiree
Wedding Floral Design: A Stylish Soiree
Venue: The Perot Museum
Photography: George Street Photo
Catering: Beyond the Box
Beauty: Salon Pompeo
Entertainment: In10city Band
Cake: Delicious Cakes (Addison)

Featured Ceremony: Brides of North Texas Magazine

Wedding Florists Dallas | A Stylish Soiree

We’re so excited to unveil our feature in the latest issue of Brides of North Texas Magazine! Our long-standing relationship with this publication has been an opportunity to share amazing inspiration with brides all across DFW. This season, we created a ceremony space bursting with color and elegance.

The White Sparrow Barn set the tone for a gorgeous ceremony display… not to mention stunning bridal photos! We brought the whitewashed walls to life with a colorful outdoor ceremony design. Featuring a flowered ceremony arch and bright arrangements capping each pew, the scene was brimming with floral inspiration. We added lanterns and personalized signage to finish the look—and we have no doubt you’re going to love it.

Our bride’s beautiful bouquet features pink and purple hues, mixed with greenery for added texture. The pop of contrast against her white dress and the venue’s interior made a stunning impact! We’re loving her gown—a classic silhouette. Instead of continuing the lace dress trend, we selected something a little different… and so sophisticated. The straps crossing the back of the dress and tiny button details add just enough interest to this stylish bridal gown. A classic chignon updo and flawless makeup are the finishing touch to this beautiful bridal look.

A bright boutonniere provided a contrasting pop of color for our dapper groom… and together, they make the perfect dashing couple. With a unique invitation suite and beautifully hand-calligraphed vows, they were ready to tie the knot in style!

Can you imagine saying “I do” at a ceremony like this one? We’d love to help bring it to life! We can’t wait to hear all about your wedding-day vision. And don’t forget to pick up a copy of Brides of North Texas, so you can see this amazing feature in print. We hope you enjoy!

 

 

 

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vendors:
Planning: A Stylish Soiree
Wedding Florists Dallas: A Stylish Soiree
Photography: Gray Door Photography
Venue: The White Sparrow
Stationery Design: Cleggraphy Designs
Custom Calligraphy Vows: Sarah Ann Design
Gown: Patsy’s Bridal Boutique
Hair and Makeup: Wendy Zerrudo
Rentals: Top Tier Event Rentals

featured:
Brides of North Texas: Fall/Winter 2017 Issue

Kristin + Michael

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It’s safe to say we are completely in love with this wedding! Kristin and Michael embraced vibrant colors and beautiful blooms in one of our favorite floral designs of the year. These two lovebirds tied the knot at Ft. Worth’s Marty Leonard Chapel, and then danced the night away at a sophisticated reception hosted at The Fort Worth Modern. Their elegant taste set the tone for a wedding night guests will never forget… and we think you’ll love it almost as much as we do!

Sarabeth Events coordinated the celebration perfectly; it’s always a pleasure to collaborate with their team. Special thanks to all the talented vendors, especially The Tarnos—who captured the whole soiree on camera.

We used big summery blooms combined with loose greenery in Kristin’s bridal bouquet. Those bright pink peonies could not have been any prettier! With coordinating bouquets for her bridesmaids, adorable posies and crowns for for her flower girls, and matching boutonnieres for the men, Kristin’s wedding party looked amazing from head to toe.

For the reception, we set the head table with a combination of tall arrangements and mixed vases. It created a luxe look with lots of color and texture from every angle. We added swags to the newlyweds’ chairs, and accented the cake with a few vibrant flowers. Compotes and vases on the guest tables completed the look. Gorgeous!

This wedding is guaranteed to make you smile… the love between this bride and groom is contagious. And if these pretty blooms don’t convince you to add a pop of color to your wedding, we don’t know what will!

 

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The Reception

 

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Vendors:
DFW Wedding Floral Design: A Stylish Soiree
Photography: The Tarnos
Coordination: Sarabeth Events
Ceremony Venue: Marty Leonard Chapel
Reception Venue: The Fort Worth Modern
Beauty: Kiss and Makeup
Gown: Stardust Brides

Emily: Bridal Portraits

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Emily’s Stunning Bridal Portraits

There is just something so classic and lovely about a bridal session. We have no doubt that Emily will look back on these gorgeous portraits and treasure them for years to come! Her choice of gown – a classic princess silhouette – fit like a glove. Delicate beading added the perfect touch of embellishment to the bodice. Minimal accessories let the beautiful bride shine. And we can’t get enough of that smile!

Emily was such a stunning bride; her husband Dean is one lucky guy. And these bridal portraits are just a foreshadowing of their incredible wedding day! We can’t wait to share more. Until then…

 

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Photography: Stephanie Brazzle Photography
Hair and Makeup: Kiss Her Face Bridal
Gown: Circle Park Bridal