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.

Shalom!

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!

 

Fairytale House of Blues Wedding

Blind dates actually can lead to a happily ever after. At least that is how Jason and Briann ended up together! When they were set up on their blind date they thought that they had both blown it. It was not until a year later that they met up again for lunch and realized that they actually liked each other. After that they dated for a year and 10 months before Jason proposed. This proposal was highly thought out. Jason had created a scavenger hunt throughout all of Dallas. It lead Briann to their favorite and most memorable places. The last clue brought her to the steps of Dallas Hall at SMU where Jason was waiting to put a ring on it.

Their engagement lasted 21 months before they said their “I Do’s”. These many months were certainly needed with the amount of detail that went into this fairytale House of Blues wedding. They wanted a Alice in Wonderland meets Doctor Who theme. Oh boy did they pull it off! With the rich color palate consisting of deep blues and vibrant purples. They also used many metallic golds and silvers. The decor spoke wonders!

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Briann’s wedding dress was designed by Jenny Packham which she purchased at Joan Pillow Bridal Salon in Houston, Texas. Her bouquet was made with broaches she had collected over time. All floral pieces were created by Dr. Delphinium.

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The ceremony and reception were absolutely magical. Every detail was highly thought out. Briann hand wrote all their vows in a blue book as a gift for Jason. She also hand burned the numbers onto all the table placement numbers.

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The cake and desserts were made by La Duni.  And they were AMAZING!!!

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The photographer for their wedding was Amy Herfurth and the videographer was Laura Rowe. Both ladies did a wonderful job at capturing the beautiful moments and the amazing details of this fairytale inspired wedding. You can really feel the love that Jason and Briann have for each other through the pictures.

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A unique addition to their reception was having a hookah lounge area for their guest to enjoy. There seats around the hookahs were extremely comfortable . This addition really made the guest feel like the characters from Alice in Wonderland. Rentals were provided by Fauxcades and the hookah rentals came from Cairo Hookah Lounge.

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The entertainment for the evening was provided by DJ Jason Esquire. Briann said that her favorite part of the night was being on stage with Jason. She felt that at that moment they were in their own quirky world.

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When Jason and Briann were announced at the beginning of the reception, instead of just walking out behind the rest of the bridal party, they jumped out of the blue phone booth prop. What a great surprise for the guest and a great way to bring in the Doctor Who aspect.

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This beautiful couple was such a joy to work with. Briann had a wonderful, magical vision for their wedding. It was so much fun helping that vision come to life. Thank you both for allowing us to be apart of this crazy fun day. We hope you two have a wonderful life together.

 

Mixing Trends :: A Real Wedding at The Room On Main in Dallas

Fads and trends have been swirling around the wedding world for centuries.  From dresses to décor, trends are what help feed our creative minds to build upon what’s popular and thus create new trends.  What’s become fashionable, is combing trends together to create an exclusive look.  Brides love to put their own unique spin of mixing styles to create their distinctive theme.

This is exactly what Texas A&M couple, Julie and Bryan Sansone’s January 26th wedding embodied. Wooden elements, from the tables to the centerpieces, mixed with metallics, white floral and soft uplighting created an ambiance of natural brilliance.

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Mixing glam and nature together in a design may not be for everyone, but Julie and Bryan’s casual yet bold personalities made this combination a perfectly balanced infusion.  And their reception venue, The Room on Main in Dallas, helped to complete the look.

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When attempting to tie in your own style to a current wedding trend, it’s important to stay true to your taste, and slowly weave in the trend wherever you have the right opportunity.  Julie has very fun yet elegant taste and wanted to create an atmosphere that would exemplify this, but would be different from any other wedding out there.  So she chose to pair elegant tufted banquettes, shantung silk linen and custom runners with tablescapes containing rustic woods, soft floral, gold, platinum and bronze metallics, and glimmering candlelight designed by Expressions of Décor.

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The ambiance of this couple’s wedding reception is one that their guests won’t easily forget.  The father of the bride kicked the night off right with an awesome guitar solo during the father-daughter dance.  Blue Bell Ice Cream, from where the groom works, was passed out with the cake that was beautifully decorated by Frosted Art Bakery.  The couple’s alma mater fight song was sang by majority of guests’ as they swayed back n’ forth belting out the words as loud as they could.

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The dance floor stayed packed as guests’ danced the night away, thanks to DJ Jason Barnes with I-Entertainment, until it was time to say good-bye with a grand departure complete with heart shaped clappers.

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Julie and Bryan’s wedding was a perfect representation of who they are and we were honored to be apart of this special time in their lives.  Check out the video below artistically created by Soul Box Productions to see more of this rockin’ wedding.

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When planning your trendy yet unique wedding, consider who you are, what feelings you want to convey and what décor elements are most important to you.  Focus on mainly using those throughout your wedding.  Your wedding planner will be a huge help at making sure every detail of your theme flows seamlessly together no matter what trends and styles you’d like to combine.

Other amazing vendors who’s talent helped create this beautiful wedding:

Photographer: Cristina Wisner

Lighting: ES-Events

Linens: BBJ Linen

Catering: CN Catering

Wooden Tables and Furniture: Fauxcades Creative Event Design & Shag Carpet