For Michele and Daniel Shore’s romantic Victorian themed wedding, the inspiration was in the details. After a year and a half of planning, everything was coordinated perfectly, from the signature drinks to the popcorn favors. Michele’s creativity from the handmade letters, which were sent to each person asking them to be in their wedding, to the place cards she hand designed, reflected a thoughtful elegance. Pink and purple hues filled the reception room creating an enchanting environment. In place of a groom’s cake was Daniels’s favorite dessert, gelato, adding the perfect cool touch for this wedding on one of the hottest days of the year.
Ok, we've all heard of the popular trends of letting the bridesmaids pick their own style of the same color gown or shoe by now. I don't know about you, but this is something that wouldn't have just occured to me off the top of my head. Not only do these bridesmaids (pictured above) not only have differently styled champagne (the hot color of the season) dresses, but each of them are heralding bouquets made up of the same single flower. Even better is that each bridesmaid's bouquet represents every flower in the bride's bouquet. Yes, "ahhhhh" is right. I'm loving the simplistic, charming elegance.
(Photo by Barnet Photography)
It's almost as big as your big day and it's coming into town (hint: it's NOT Santa Claus) this summer, July 28 - 29 at Dallas Market Hall: the Dallas Bridal Show. If you're lacking inspiration or having a hard time finding good vendors, be sure to grab your girls (bridesmaids) and make a fun day of it. Word to the wise, don't take your fiance with you, unless he absolutely wants to go. Trust me on this one. You'll have more fun without him on this one.
The show will feature 300 of Dallas' top wedding professionals, a fashion show, the latest trends and upcoming trends, door prizes and giveaways and much more!
We are a lakefront facility in a beautiful new development right on the shores of Lake Travis. The Cypress Club is a great place for weddings, special events, rehearsal dinners, etc. We offer a more relaxed resort style seating and manicured grounds with Lake Travis as your backdrop.
(Photo by Amy Karp Photography and bouquet by Kate Foley Designs)
The Texas Wedding Guide is excited to showcase our first of three covers for our 40th edition! Inside we have a plethora of Texas-sized inspiration and ideas of what's trending in groom cakes, haute spots, real wedding stories, and the hottest in bride & groom fashion, to name a few. Check out our Dream Wedding Giveaway winning couple's love story and meet our 2012 Cover Model Contest winner, Ashley Castino. Just as the grandfather in "The Princess Bride" tells his grandson that there's everything from "...fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles..." in the book - we have it all when it comes to Texas weddings.
We will be handing the books out to all the lovely brides at the Dallas Bridal Show at Dallas Market Hall on July 28 and 29. Be sure to stop by booth 611 to pick up your free copy or order it from our website.
For the first time ever, The Texas Wedding Guide is announcing a photo contest for the best engagement shot of a couple. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to win a $3,000 package and your love story on a multi-page spread in our December magazine! Registration starts next Sunday, July 15 and goes through September 15, 2012.
Express yourself! Get creative, clever and cute. Once you submit a photo of your choice, be sure to share it on Facebook and get your friends and family to come vote for you! Click here and carefully read through all the qualifications and details.
“Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens. A good marriage must be created. In the Art of Marriage, the little things are the big things. It is never being too old to hold hands. It is remembering to say ‘I love you’ at least once a day. It is never going to sleep angry. It is at no time taking the other for granted; the courtship should not end with the honeymoon; it should continue through all the years. It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives. It is standing together facing the world. It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family. It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy. It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways. It is not expecting the husband to wear a halo or the wife to have the wings of an angel. It is not looking for perfection in each other. It is cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding and a sense of humor. It is having the capacity to forgive and forget. It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow. It is finding rooms for things of the spirit. It is a common search for the good and the beautiful. It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal, dependence is mutual and obligation is reciprocal. It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner."
- Paul Newman
This is a sweet reminder and truth about what a marriage is about. The wedding is only the beginning, as Newman writes in this letter to his wife on their wedding day.