Lush Garden Wedding at Omni Dallas

Sarah and Ethan met through mutual friends during their junior year of college while studying abroad in Sydney, Australia. The two quickly became friends and stayed friends for a couple years before officially dating. After dating for two and a half years, Ethan popped the question! Ethan set up such a beautiful and personal proposal. Sarah goes on to tell us, “He set up pictures of us in a heart shape on our living room floor with a scrapbook set in the center filled with more pictures of us. The last page of the scrapbook said, “Will You Marry Me?”, to which Sarah said YES!” Afterward, the two went to their favorite restaurant for dinner where both of their families were waiting to surprise Sarah with well wishes. Ethan also had friends waiting for the two at a nearby bar to surprise Sarah and continue the celebration.From there the planning process began. Sarah did not start off with having a theme for her wedding but, with our suggestion she started using Pinterest and pinning anything she liked. After a few pins, Sarah realized that she loved greenery, clean lines, various metals, and neutral colors. From there her inspiration morphed into a theme of natural elegance.After narrowing down likes, dislikes, and the color palette the happy couple were ready to invite their friends and family to their wedding. Stamped Paper Co. did an amazing job with the invitation suites that matched the couples vision so perfectly! Guests’ gathered at Congregation Sherith Israel to witness Sarah and Ethan join as one. Sarah made her way down the aisle to the soft sounds of Dallas String Quartet in the background. She looked absolutely stunning in a gorgeous gown designed by Augusta Jones, from Stardust Celebrations and custom hand-made bolero by Rylee Calvert of Altered for the Altar. Any beautiful bride would not be complete without hair and make-up; Erin Blair did a beautiful job of enhancing Sarah’s natural beauty for her special day. After witnessing a beautiful ceremony guests were chauffeured by Executive Car Services to The Omni Hotel Dallas for a night of great food and celebration. Emerald City Band kept the party going all night long with upbeat tunes for guests to dance the night away a top of the white and gold trimmed dance floor by DFW Dance Floors. Our sister company, Freesia did an amazing job at pulling together Sarah and Ethan’s vision for a lush garden wedding! Freesia used a soft floral color palette of white, blush and touches of lavender using a mix of large open blooms and a few delicate beauties. They also used an array of mixed metal votives and floating candles for a soft glow. The centerpieces looked gorgeous placed a top of fine linens by La Tavola. One of our favorite pieces from Freesia was the grand escort wall display with acrylic hexagon tags made by Artifacture with calligraphy by Jourdin Hendrix Calligraphy. Another favorite was the floral arch that framed the cakes so beautifully. Speaking of cake, these yummy beauties were designed by Panini Bakery.Beyond lit the room with amazing up-lighting and pin spots to highlight focal points throughout the reception. The lush look and experience would not have been complete without the help of a few rentals of cocktail reception bars and chairs from Bella Acento along with soft pillows, band backdrop, and reception bars from Fauxcades. The fabulous Shannon Skloss Photography always makes time stand still capturing intimate moments and amazing details. Thompson Pictures filmed the entire day for lasting memories that the happy couple will get to relive forever.

“My favorite moment of our wedding was our first look. Being able to spend time together alone before the ceremony was really special.” says Sarah.When looking back on their wedding, we asked, “What would you do differently about your wedding if you had to do it all over again?” Sarah said that she wouldn’t change a thing but, would absolutely still hire a wedding planner! “I was able to know that I had a plan B if it rained. She kept me calm and organized throughout the process and the entire day of…having a planner kept me from stressing and allowed me to really soak in the day.” We wish these lovebirds the best as they venture into life together as one.


Winter Wedding Fashion Trends

Winter is an incredibly popular season for people to get married, but sometimes colors are hard to decide. What are winter colors? Can you use bright colors in winter or do they have to be dark? Winter is not always a snowy wonderland here in Texas, so winter wedding trends change each year. After looking through some current trends, we came across some style inspiration that is sure to make your wedding pop! For the men, visit The Black Tux for your suit and tuxedo needs. And for the ladies, check out Azazie for your bridesmaid dresses! They both have options for any color palette you might be looking for! Here are some of our favorites for this winter season.

 Navy and Marsala: 
Marsala was the Pantone color of the year in 2015 and has continued to be a favorite through the years. Marsala is a red/burgundy color that goes well with many colors as shown on Pantone’s website. This winter however, navy is the color that pairs with it perfectly. Red and blue are seen together frequently but these rich colors break the traditional combination. Marsala bridesmaids’ dresses and navy tuxedos are sure to be a showstopper.

Olive and Black:
Olive and black are a very natural combination. They have an organic vibe with an elegant presentation to mix trends. Olive is a medium toned grey-green that is subtle but impactful. Black has a distinct contrast to make the olive pop. The use of a dark neutral such as black, allows the accompanying colors to be the star. This color combination can be used throughout the year but has a wintery undertone. Your wedding will leave people wanting more with this gorgeous color combo!

Plum and Grey:
Plum and grey is a color combination that is not seen very often which makes it trendy. This color combination is a bit against the norm but, will really set you apart from other weddings this winter. Many people think that having a holiday color scheme is the only way to make a wedding seasonally appropriate, but we say break down those walls! Have the colors that you want at your wedding and make your winter wedding dreams come true.Don’t forget to like, comment, and share! We would love to hear your feedback on your favorite winter wedding trends for this year!

CTE Loves Thompson Pictures

“In high school, I was one of the coolest kids around, and was part of an exclusive group called media tech. There were two types of people in there, the kids that just wanted an easy class, and the other ones that enjoyed making things, creating short films, etc. Fortunately, I connected most with the people that liked making stuff and the rest is history”Being from Texas, Trey decided to go to UT Arlington for school. When he was deciding his major, he had already been working in film production for several years so you would think that would be easy to continue. To challenge himself further, he decided to go into advertising with a minor in business.

Trey has not always been a videographer but he has always been interested in video production throughout his life, which made him choose a career in videography. The “aha” moment of becoming a videographer was more of a process found while working in the industry. “I’ve always enjoyed making things, being creative and problem solving. Working in video production uses all those areas, so it was a natural progression for me.”

Thompson Pictures is a company with bright, cinematic, smooth work. While capturing weddings, they think about how to be creative which can be difficult when not having the ability to direct your shots. “The cool thing about capturing weddings is there’s no second takes, so it’s just that much more rewarding when everything lines up to be an awesome moment.”

Trey’s favorite thing about videography is the moment that everything comes together as a finished product. Being able to show someone one of the most memorable days of their lives is something that Thompson Pictures strives to be the best at.

Videography is such an important part of a wedding because it captures everything a bride and groom may have missed. Trey’s advice to a bride and groom is to hire a videographer “More than 90% of brides who didn’t hire a videographer regretted it and it was their number one regret.” He also said that finding a videographer who works well with the photographer, so they are not competing with each other for a shot, is crucial. Also, make sure that your videographer has a good backup system, “Our philosophy at Thompson Pictures is multiple copies, versions and locations.”

The most challenging aspect to deal with as a videographer is that most of the day is out of their control. They need to be able to “adapt and preform under strict timelines and circumstances.” Trey says Thompson Pictures is not really work for him because “Enjoying what you do, doesn’t feel like work at all.” Getting positive feedback from clients’ or moving a client to tears when they see their wedding on the screen, is what makes everything worth it.

Thompson Pictures is a growing business that continues to train and invest in their team to deliver the highest quality films to their clients.

It’s always a pleasure working with the Thompson Pictures team. From the booking process to the delivery of their feature film, we know our clients are in good hands when choosing them as a videographer. Thank you for all you do Thompson Pictures!

Elegant Wedding at Omni Dallas

Tracy and Sean met through mutual friends at a dinner nearly 5 years ago and immediately hit it off. They went their separate ways and did not reconnect until a year later via the dating app, Tinder. Of course, they were a match! The two went on an awesome first date where they closed-down the bar, and as Tracy tells us, “the rest is history.”

After dating for a while Sean proposed to Tracy on May 16, 2015 while watching the sunset at a special spot of theirs in the Pacific Palisades. From that moment, Tracy and Sean began planning a beautiful wedding.Tracy wanted a simple and elegant, yet clean and modern look for the wedding. The couple chose the perfect color palette of white, gold, and accents of lavender to match their style.Bella Accento and Fauxcades did an amazing job with their rentals and capturing the ambiance that these lovebirds were trying to create. “Everything from the mirrored tables and bars to the romantic candles and modern lucite accents. Our wedding décor was every bit of romantic.” says Tracy. And we all know a romantic ambience wouldn’t be possible without the perfect lighting provided by Beyond.Stamped Paper Co. did an amazing job designing sleek yet elegant invitations to invite all of Sean and Tracy’s friends and family to join them at Omni Dallas. Stamped Paper Co. also created all of Tracy and Sean’s other day of invitation suite elements. Tracy looked stunning in her Eugenia Couture gown from Patsy’s Bridal with hair and makeup by Maitee Miles. The Dallas String Quartet played in the background as Tracy made her down the aisle to Sean.Tracy shared her favorite moment of her wedding with us, “It was seeing Sean for the first time as my dad and I walked down the aisle. Sean and I decided not to do a first look, so that the first time we would see each other would be at the ceremony. It paid off, because we both started bawling instantly, and it made for a really special moment.” After a beautiful traditional Jewish ceremony, guests were invited to the ballroom for dinner and dancing. Jordan Kahn Orchestra kept the party going all night long with their energetic stage presence and upbeat tunes. Susan Cooper of Live Event Painting was there and captured the newlyweds first dance atop of the all-white dance floor by DFW Dance Floors. Bella Flora helped bring in the elegance with lush hydrangea, soft roses, and pops of delicate lavender sweet pea and phalaenopsis orchid blooms. Their arrangements looked stunning placed on the plush liens by La Tavola. Helm Productions was there to capture each and every precious moment on video while f8 Studios made time stand still capturing some great photos of details and happy smiles.Keeping with the couples simple and elegant style, Panini Bakery & Cakes designed a stunning wedding cake with soft details. They let their creativity shine with the groom’s cake that was inspired by Sean’s company, Pridebites LLC, and their beloved dog, Sadie. We asked Tracy to share another special moment with us as she had so many. She says, “Spending the day with my mom, mother-in-law and all of my bridesmaids as we got ready was so special to me. We had so much fun drinking champagne and dancing around the room singing, “Going to the chapel and we’re gonna get married…” there’s something about having all of your favorite people in one place at one time.”No blog would be complete without asking our couples to share a piece of advice to help our future clients. Tracy and Sean both agree that they would not do anything differently! Tracy goes on to tell us, “I am happy I listened to our wedding planner who insisted we eat something before going into the reception and joining the party. I wasn’t exactly sold on this detail at first, and now in hindsight, I’m so happy we did it! I was worried I would miss out on fun things happening inside the reception. But honestly, it was the best thing we could have done…Sean and I were taken into a private room to eat and drink before joining the party and we got to have a moment together just us and actually eat. With a full belly, we were both ready to dance the night away! The other bit of advice I would give is to drink a lot of water!”Tracy and Sean are doing well and tell us their favorite thing about being married is getting to refer to the other as husband or wife. We are so glad we could be a part of their day and help with the planning process. It was truly a pleasure!


Maroon and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens Dallas

After locking eyes at a college function for an on campus organization at Texas A & M where both Ashlynn & Colton attended; they decided to officially meet a few months later. The two began dating and fell in love!

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Finally on April 18, 2015 under the Famous Century Tree at Texas A & M Colton asked Ashlynn to be his wife! The proposal was everything she ever imagined.


Keeping the proposal a surprise was a challenge. Colton had to throw Ashlynn off of his trail of planning her dream proposal by telling her that her vision was cliché! All the while Colton was putting together plans for family and friends to be present as well as a photographer to capture such a special moment.


From there on these lovebirds were planning maroon & gold wedding! Adding a few blush tones helped to add a little contrast to their color pallet. Ashlynn loves glitter & gold as any girl would. And maroon is a favorite for both Ashlynn & Colton as it is part of their alma mater’s colors! They wanted the feel of their wedding to be romantic, full of light, and sparkle.

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Ashlynn & Colton’s wedding invitations were recreated from a look Ashlynn had seen on Pinterest. Her vision was brought to life by Vista Print & Ann’s Bridal Bargains.


Ashlynn’s bridesmaids looked stunning in their beautiful gold sequin and maroon gowns from Etsy Shop, Fashion Streets as they walked down the aisle to the beautiful music played by Gyros String Quartet. Ashlynn followed soon after in her stunning gown by Pronovias from Marry Go Round Bridal of Houston.


The sweet couple exchanged vows in the chapel at Ashton Gardens-Dallas which created the perfect setting; the large windows in this space really helped reflect the light. The two were framed by a custom twinkling curly willow arch made by our sister company Freesia; who were also in charge of all of the floral and candles that extended the feeling of romance for these two on their wedding day. Ashlynn even gave us kudos, “Lauren did the most amazing job bringing our vision of sparkly and romantic to life.”

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Thompson Pictures was there to videograph the couple as they exchanged their sweet vows of love that they wrote to each other. Ashlynn informs us this moment was her favorite of the entire evening. “I think they reflected our personalities perfectly and showed the kind of love we have for each other. I still tear up watching the video of them!” she tells us.

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We absolutely loved the details of this wedding and are so happy Shannon Skloss Photography was there to capture the details and this gorgeous day all together.


The reception couldn’t have been complete without the awesome tunes & lighting from Simply Music and cake from Delicious Cakes.


These two agree that their wedding wouldn’t have been anything they imagined if it wasn’t for their family, friends, and all of their loved ones. Seeing all of the people they loved gathered together to celebrate their love was simply amazing. Ashlynn’s brother married them, and her grandfather led them in communion. Colton’s family hadn’t seen each other in years, and they flew from all over to be with them.


“Seeing both of our families and everyone we love all in one place was incredibly humbling and emotional. That happens so rarely, and we were both so thankful to have all of that support“, says Ashlynn.


Since coming together as husband and wife and settling into their jobs; Colton a Human Resource Specialist & Ashlynn an ABA Program Manager & Behavior Therapist; their favorite part about being married is the commitment they made to each other and always being with their best friend!


While the couple admits they wouldn’t change much about their wedding day; Ashlynn does inform us that, “Throughout the planning process, I wish I would have not worried so much about pleasing everyone. Weddings are so full of traditions and expectation, and it’s really impossible to make everyone happy. Decide what you and your partner’s dreams are about your day and do your best.”

What great advice, Ashlynn! We hope you & Colton are doing your best being so happy together.

Natural Wedding at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club

After meeting at Texas A&M University, Mackenzie and Blaine dated for three years before Blaine knew he wanted to propose. Mackenzie remembers the day like it was yesterday! She shares with us that Blaine took to bending knee just before the opening game for the 2015 Aggie football season at Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park in Houston and asked for her hand in marriage.




The two never had an actual theme but, we like to think that their choices of a simple color pallet and all white flowers and greenery by Lizzie Bee’s Flower Shoppe gave their wedding a natural and classic feel. Everything was absolutely gorgeous!




Guests’ were invited with simple and sleek invitation suites created by Stamped Paper Co. to join these two lovebirds at the impeccable Bella Donna Chapel where they would exchange vows and be married by Blaine’s grandfather.





Our bride, Mackenzie, looked absolutely stunning as she made her way down the aisle in a one of a kind Catherine Deane dress from BHLDN. Standing at the altar by her side were her beautiful bridesmaids in flowing tan dresses by Amsale from Bella Bridesmaids. All of the ladies looked their best with the help of The Styling Stewardess hair and makeup team.





Mackenzie recalls her favorite moment, “Seeing his face for the first time on our wedding day as the doors opened for me to walk down the aisle. It was the sweetest moment, and I will never forget that.”



After a touching ceremony, guests’ made their way to Stonebridge Ranch Country Club to celebrate with the newlyweds. 


While guests’ enjoyed the cocktail reception Mackenzie and Blaine snuck away to take some breathtaking photos with Danielle Sabol Photography, who captured so many amazing photos of their wedding day.



The couple returned shortly after to celebrate with their guests’ and enjoy the night with dinner and cocktails. Uptown Sound provided some great tunes and amazing lighting as everyone danced the night away; Uptown Sound even videographed the night.



As we always say no wedding would be complete without cake! The Sweet Spot Bakery created both the wedding cake and the groom’s cake; which were both so delicious. Everyone’s sweet tooth was sure to be satisfied as the couple even had a candy bar.

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Mackenzie and Blaine both agree their favorite part about being married thus far is living with their best friend. Mackenzie even shares a little advice for our brides to be, “Don’t stress out so much about all the little details. I’m such a planner and details mattered to me so much when I was planning. But on the big day, I just didn’t care about those little things anymore and I bet most people didn’t even notice the details. Look at the big picture and just enjoy the day because it goes by so fast!”




Guests’ let love sparkle as they ended the night; and watched the newlyweds being whisked away in a vintage car from Blue Diamond Limos. We are thrilled to have been a part of this amazing milestone in your life, and we cannot wait until the next big event!

Garden Wedding at The Nasher Sculpture Center

Michael and Murphy met in the summer of 2005 while training for a triathlon and began dating shortly after. The two however split ways after three years of dating as Murphy moved to France and Michael started his MBA at Indiana University.


I guess you can say distance truly makes the heart grow fonder! Murphy goes on to say, “Three years after splitting, we both ended up in the Midwest and reconnected over tacos in Chicago. That was four years ago and the rest is history.”


Michael planned to propose to Murphy at their favorite park but, Murphy derailed the plan as she wouldn’t stop talking about a movie she had just seen. Michael finally got Murphy to stop talking and took to bending knee right in front of a neighborhood bar before they were about to enter for drinks.


From there the two planned a simple yet beautiful wedding. With invitations created by Needle in a Haystack; the couple invited guests’ to join them and witness their love at the stunning Nasher Sculpture Center.


Murphy made her way down the aisle in very simple sleek dress sewn by Jamal at Richard Brooks Fabrics. Murphy’s dress was recreated from a dress designed and worn by Danielle Sherman, Creative Director of Edun, which Murphy saw in an issue of Vogue Magazine. The team at Michael Flores Salon helped her achieve her look of effortless beauty.


After a lovely ceremony guests’ moved to the cocktail reception and were greeted by local artists playing fun upbeat music as they mingled around the water feature of The Nasher garden. Guests’ went on to find their escort cards that hung on the boxwood hedge wall by Ducky Bob’s, who also provided the tables and chairs for the evening.

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Everyone absolutely loved the foliage wall as it went so well with the garden. Their favorite part was the beautiful custom acrylic monogram by Artifacture.


The reception was absolutely gorgeous with sleek linens by BBJ Linen. The organic floral arrangements by Garden Gate Floral, who also did the ceremony floral pieces, looked stunning against the white linens and natural elements of the gardens.


The couple kept their décor very simple and focused on elements that would enhance their guests’ experience and not take away from The Nasher’s beauty. “Ultimately, we wanted our décor choices to suggest that our wedding was a special event but also to put people at ease” says Murphy.

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Wolfgang Puck catered an amazing family style dinner creating the opportunity for their loved ones to interact and get to know one another. Murphy shares with us, “My favorite moment was hearing the chatter of loved ones getting to know each other and friends have a good time as we ate dinner. Almost all of our guests came from out of town so we really wanted to the focus of the wedding to be on showing them a good time. I was so happy to watch everyone enjoy themselves.”


What’s a great dinner without great cake? Sugar Bee Sweets created “naked cakes” for both the bride and groom. These cakes were as tasty as they were beautiful!


The night took off into full swing with tons of dancing to some great tunes being spun by DJ Mike with LeForce Entertainment. And we are so happy that Ben & Chrys of Ben Q Photography were there to capture all of these special moments.


The two ended their night and were whisked away in style by a luxury car from Silverwest Limos. But, no special night would be complete without a pit-stop at Dallas’ world famous Fuel City for their first late night taco date as a married couple.


Michael and Murphy’s wedding day was everything they could ever dream of. We are so grateful to have been a part of this special day.

CTE Loves Hotel ZaZa Dallas

Hotel ZaZa Dallas is one of our favorite venues to work with! Since opening in 2002 Hotel ZaZa Dallas has expanded, refreshed and updated their meeting and event spaces multiple times to stay up to date with the hottest trends. The venue offers unique, versatile, creative, inspiring and thought-provoking spaces.

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Their spaces can transform from a formal ceremony setting and seamlessly into the perfect, higher-energy celebration that most guests’ envision for their reception!

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“Besides our dynamic function spaces, I would say that the hotel’s innovative style, location within the city, creative mix of warmth but chic ambiance and our extreme eye to detail/service is what truly sets us apart from other venues in the area.” says Riley Nail, Complex Director of PR, Marketing & Experience.

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Along with their unique spaces, ZaZa also offer complimentary access to their in-house inventory of black chivari chairs and lounge furniture. ZaZa is one of the only venues in the area to offer these items to clients free of charge! And not to mention they have some great options to choose from.

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What would a wedding be without amazing food? All of ZaZa’s catering comes directly from their in-house signature restaurant, Dragonfly. Their Complex Executive Chef, Dan Landsberg, oversees the culinary direction of the ZaZa brand and spares no lack of detail when it comes to our banquet and catering menus!

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Everything can be customized to meet the clients’ wants and needs. The culinary team at ZaZa is very involved in the planning process and always up for the challenge when it comes to being creative and stepping out of the box.

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While ZaZa does offer a preferred vendors list upon request. There are no limitations as far as vendors go, however there are some restrictions regarding outside catering.

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Riley Nail goes on to say that when booking your wedding with Hotel ZaZa Dallas you can expect, “A completely tailored, custom and unique experience that the bride and groom, along with their guests will remember for years to come!”

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Along with an amazing venue space and outstanding food bride and groom to be can still expect so much more. When booking Hotel ZaZa Dallas as your wedding venue you are offered a courtesy room block, along with a complimentary suite for the bride and her nearest and dearest to get ready in for the big day! And on the night of the wedding, they also offer a complimentary suite for the bride and groom along with a custom ZaZa Wedding amenity to help them remember the special evening.

 We just absolutely love to work with the amazing and attentive staff at Hotel ZaZa Dallas. To celebrate your happily-ever-after in true ZaZa Fashion, contact Catering Sales Manager, Aubrey Girard at 214.550.9476 or via email at

All photos courtesy of Hotel ZaZa Dallas.

Backyard Fall Wedding

Life after divorce can be hard to navigate but, luckily when you have good friends like Melanie does, it’s easy. After adapting to single life, Melanie met Michelle through a mutual friend and the two hit it off.


These two lovebirds were head over hills for each other and moved fast. They dated, got engaged, and had their wedding all within a year’s time!


Melanie says, “We started dating in October 2014, and were married in October 2015. We moved fast in our dating, engagement, and marriage process. But, I think for us we just knew how we felt about each other and that life is short and as such, be with someone who you are madly in love with. We knew life would be complicated with integrating a lot of kids, but we also did believe that love does conquer all.”


The two planned a beautiful backyard wedding at their new home in Colleyville, Texas where friends and family gathered to celebrate their love. The couple hosted their interfaith ceremony and reception under a grand tent by M & M Event Rentals.  They also provided all of the tables and gorgeous linens.  The lighting was provided by ES Events, who created a beautiful branch pattern on the tent’s ceiling.


When guests’ arrived they were greeted by Pinky’s Valet, an amazing all female valet team, who assisted with parking. The fall floral decor by our fabulous sister company Freesia, adorned the porch of Melanie and Michelle’s lovely home and set the tone for their amazing fall wedding.


As guests’ entered they were served cocktails and hors d’oeuvres by Tastefully Yours Catering to enjoy before the ceremony. Tastefully Yours also catered the delicious dinner that evening.


Melanie and Michelle made their way down the aisle to the romantic sounds of the acoustic guitar. Michael Roos True DJ’s of Dallas later spun out some great music for guests’ to dance the night away. The brides’ looked so sweet with makeup and hair by Chantee.


Our fabulous sister company Freesia also created lush bouquets for both of the brides’ to carry as they walked down the aisle to happily ever after. Freesia also created amazing centerpieces, and adorned the all white chuppah by Crown Collection Chuppah.

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A wedding wouldn’t be complete without cake! Legacy Cakes did an outstanding job on keeping it simple, yet classic.

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Melanie tells us “Walking into the tent, and having our friends and family stand up and applaud, will forever be imprinted on our minds. It was really like a dream!”


Melanie and Michelle both agree that their favorite part of being married is they are married to their best friend, each other. They have so many of the same characteristics and at the same time are still learning about each other every day. They just absolutely love one another so deeply.


We are so glad that photographer Jeff Brummett was there to capture all of the special moments and the love of this truly amazing day in Melanie and Michelle’s life!


Melanie and Michelle give us much praise by going on to say, “The only think I would recommend to any bride is to hire Lauren Schmidt and the CTE Team. No, I am serious! She is the best, the very best! Actually, we miss her.”

Dreams really do come true.  We are so happy to have been a part of your special day, Happy Anniversary! xoxo

Natural Wedding at Trinity River Audubon Center

“I paid $217 for a husband. What a deal!” Alexis says, jokingly as she tells us how she met Nick on eHarmony  a little over three years ago.dallas_wedding_planner_0279dallas_wedding_planner_0280Shortly after dating for only a year and a half Nick knew Alexis was the one. He planned the proposal at his ranch on Easter day of 2015. Nick told Alexis that he had only gotten her one gift in her Easter basket. It was an engagement ring to which she said YES!

dallas_wedding_planner_0282All while enjoying their engagement the couple planned a beautiful wedding. Guests’ were invited to witness the couple exchange vows at their afternoon wedding that was held at St. Edwards Catholic Church with simple stationary suites created by Wedding Paper Divas.dallas_wedding_planner_0287dallas_wedding_planner_0283Alexis bridesmaids helped her make her debut down the aisle while dressed in beautiful gowns from J.Crew and Weddington Way.dallas_wedding_planner_0285dallas_wedding_planner_0289Of course Alexis looked absolutely stunning as well in her Justin Alexander bridal gown from The Perfect Bride. All of the ladies looked stunning with the assistance of Maitee Miles-Hair & Makeup and Drybar-Northpark.dallas_wedding_planner_0284 After saying “I Do!” family and friends helped the newlyweds celebrate their marriage at the naturally beautiful Trinity River Audubon Center (TRAC). The venue provided beautiful scenery and photo ops for the couple.dallas_wedding_planner_0286dallas_wedding_planner_0290dallas_wedding_planner_0291Flowers from DIRT popped against the celadon and navy linens from POSH. Also DIRT’s use of wood and metallic containers really helped bring the natural but elegant feeling both Alexis and Nick wanted for their wedding.dallas_wedding_planner_0288 dallas_wedding_planner_0292Guests’ had a grand time as they danced the night away to a great mix of music being spun by DJ Nathan of DJ Connection. They enjoyed cocktails and delicious food prepared by Bolsa Mercado, and took some fun pictures in the photo booth by KUVAgram.dallas_wedding_planner_0293

dallas_wedding_planner_0296The ladies of Honey & Salt Photography were there to beautifully capture all of these moments of love, happiness, and fun for a lifetime of memories.dallas_wedding_planner_0295 dallas_wedding_planner_0294No wedding would be complete without cake! The couples’ delicious and simple but amazing cake was created by non-other than Layered Bake Shop.dallas_wedding_planner_0297 dallas_wedding_planner_0298Alexis and Nick both enjoyed their wedding but, each had their favorite parts of the day. Alexis says, “My favorite moment was our vows. I’m sure Nick preferred the reception with the abundance of food and cocktails.” Alexis goes on to share that, “My wedding day was special because I was able to spend it with my family and friends.”dallas_wedding_planner_0299In efforts to help other brides, we always ask what would you do different? Alexis and Nick both agree, “Start early! It is so much easier to clear up any problems well in advance of the wedding. Also, go with your gut. If something doesn’t feel right, back away slowly and then run away as fast as you can.”

Alexis and Nick, it was truly a pleasure getting to know you and being apart of this new chapter in your lives.  We wish you the very best in all that you do together.