The Dallas Bridal Show this past weekend was bustling and humming with hundreds eager brides flanked by either an entourage of their bridesmaids, moms or fiances. The hundreds of wedding professionals were no less eager to answer questions and help these ladies navigate through the wedding prep frenzy. On both Saturday and Sunday there were bridal fashion shows, while door prizes were announced throughout the day. Even the grooms-to-be got involved with a cake decorating contest towards the end of the day.
The Texas Wedding Guide was proud to once again sponsor this event, to meet new wedding professionals and brides, and to catch up with our partners. A big "thank you!" to Lilands Special Events for furnishing our booth; to Dallas Drape & Lighting for providing the drapery and lights; and Donnie Brown Weddings & Events for the floral arrangements. Also, a "thank you" to all the sponsors and vendors at the summer Dallas Bridal Show. Here are the fantastic booths our partners put together:
We are delighted to once again present Texas-based wedding planner and superstar, Donnie Brown, Donnie Brown Weddings and Events, in his third of many upcoming, monthly contributing columns. You may know him from the popular TV show, “Whose Wedding is it Anyway?”
Well-known for his direct and vivacious personality, he is sure to keep us in stitches with his humorous opinions and sometimes, unbelievable tales from his experiences as a planner over the years. In addition, he will keep readers up-to-date on the latest bridal trends and “must haves.”
Here, in his next column, Donnie tells you, dear bride, what items you must have in your emergency kit and how to be prepared for anything.
Have you ever wondered what might happen if your blood sugar bottomed out due to the stress of the wedding day? What about if you broke a nail, or your shoe heel, or even the zipper on your gown? It happens. Weddings and “Murphy’s Law” are synonymous and must be considered carefully when preparing for your big day. If you have hired a wedding planner, they are likely to have most anything you might need, just in case. If you are going it alone, remember that preparations are key to a successful wedding day. Be ready for any issue that might and probably will arise.
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.
We just love these chalkboard thought bubbles!
What should your guests be doing when they’re not dancing or eating more cake? Let them take pics! Instead of having them pose pretty in front of the photographer, bring some modern “old-school” nostalgia in the form of a photo booth to your wedding reception.
Why? We ask, why not? It’s an entertaining outlet for not only making memories for themselves and for the bride + groom, but the perfect platform for them to unleash their personalities for the camera to capture.
Premiere Booth is one such Texas gem and outlet. Here’s the scoop: they’ve been in existence since 2007 and are located in both Dallas and Austin, although they travel all over Texas. Their “premiere” photo booths are professionally designed and engineered. They’re not made out of plywood, shower curtain rods or even marble veneer.
(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.
This is just a way too fun idea to NOT post. Who says balloons are just for kids? Balloons are the perfect decor touch to your reception and you get the happy marriage of classic fun + dreamy elegance to frost your space. Oh, just add marbles. That's right - be sure to place a marble in each balloon before it is inflated so that they will hang upside down.
(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.