2019 was a banner year at Significant Events as we coordinated and designed 32 weddings, 12 corporate events, 3 charity galas, 1 social event, and 40 a la carte experiences. We designed 20 custom invitation suites for our clients as well! This all kept us busy, busy, busy, but we are so thankful to all of our clients who trusted us with their special occasions and to our vendor team who helped bring it all to life. Here are our most memorable moments!
MOST MEMORABLE BRIDAL GOWN: EMMA’S GOWN (Pnina Tornai from Kleinfeld Bridal) Emma’s gorgeous silk and crystal embellished Pnina Tornai ball gown from Kleinfeld Bridal was so elegant and regal! It was the perfect gown for Emma’s personal style and wedding.
MOST MEMORABLE BRIDESMAIDS’ GOWNS: ALYSSA’S BRIDESMAIDS Lavender and lilac were popular bridemaids’ dress colors this year, and we loved how Alyssa’s bridesmaids’ gowns paired with their bouquets and outdoor setting!
MOST MEMORABLE GROOM’S ATTIRE: ROB’S ATTIRE South Asian weddings involve lots of outfit changes for our beautiful brides like Nadia, but let’s not forget the groom’s various attire changes as well! Rob was looking stylish in his South Asian kurtas as well as his western suit!
MOST MEMORABLE HAIR & MAKEUP: BEAUTY & THE BLUSH Rayven Walker and her team always create beautiful looks for our brides and bridal parties and start each wedding day with such fun pampering and attitudes. We loved the looks they created for Emily W., Emma, Kelsey, and Sara L.!
MOST MEMORABLE WEDDING DESIGN: ALLI & ALEX’S WEDDING (Weezie B Designs, Shuler Studio, Branching Out, Absolute Lighting, BBJ Linen, Lawson Event Rentals, Perch Décor, DFW Drape, and Chiavari Chairs of Dallas) Alli & Alex’s chic and sophisticated wedding was perfectly designed from beginning to end with a wonderful design team who helped execute Alli’s vision pairing some big statement pieces with thoughtful details including graphic design by Weezie B Designs and Shuler Studio, florals by Branching Out, accent lighting by Absolute, BBJ Linen on all tables, chairs and custom dance floor by Lawson Event Rentals, lounge furniture by Perch Décor, and draping and accent walls DFW Drape by Chiavari Chairs of Dallas.
MOST MEMORABLE ROOM TRANSFORMATION: VARIDESK HOLIDAY PARTY (Lefore Entertainment, DFW Drape & Light, Haute Floral, AM Linens, DFW Lounge Rentals, AVSD Productions, Elite Casino) Take a stark convention center and turn it into an elegant, all white holiday party? No problem! We achieved this for Varidesk with lighting by LeForce Entertainment, draping by DFW Drape, centerpieces by Haute Floral, chair covers by AM Linens, lounge furniture by DFW Lounge Rentals, dance floor by AVSD, and white casino tables by Elite!
MOST MEMORABLE SOUTH ASIAN WEDDING: NAUREEN & AMIR’S MEHNDI & WEDDING (T&P Station, Raofactor, Outspoken Visions, Spiced Lavender Catering, Texas King Catering, Lip Service Makeup, Taylor Rental, Jeremy Minnerick Photography, The Monroe Pearson, Southern Charm Cakery, Chrystal Banquet, Five Star Rentals) Naureen & Amir’s wedding weekend was full of joy, fun, and color starting with their mehndi on Friday in Ft. Worth followed by their Muslim ceremony and reception the following day in a historic Denton space!
MOST MEMORABLE CULTURAL FUSION WEDDING: VINATI & BEN’S WEDDING (Four Seasons, Creative Wedding Decor, Lip Service Makeup, LeForce Entertainment, Joseph Mark Photography, The Room on Main, CN Catering, Platinum Petals, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Aggie Wranglers, Henna4Happiness, CitiSedan, DholiTK, BBJ Linen) Vinati & Ben had such a fun-filled fusion wedding day starting with a Hindu wedding ceremony in the morning with striking South Asian decor, followed by an Indian luncheon. The evening took us to a downtown Dallas venue with an American dinner and vibrant floral and decor. Multicultural music played throughout the entire day as guests of various cultures joyfully celebrated together!
MOST MEMORABLE DESTINATION EVENT: ALEXA & CONNER’S WEDDING (St. Peter’s Catholic Church, The Willard, Jacqui Davis Hair, DC Elite Image Makeup, Greg Gibson Photography, Old Towne Trolley, Edge Floral, Big Ray & the Kool Kats, Fluffy Thoughts Cake, Bowen Films, and Signficantly Said) 2019 was our year of D.C. as we headed there twice for a corporate event as well as our most memorable destination event: Alexa & Conner’s wedding! It was such a wonderful, classic Washington D.C. celebration and we loved getting to produce an event in this fun city with a team of D.C. pros!
MOST MEMORABLE CHARITABLE EVENT: THE NATIONAL BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION’S WOMEN OF HOPE FUNDRAISING GALA (Verona Villa, Creative Cuisine, AM Linen, Lilley Custom Floral, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Joan Lunden – keynote) It was amazing to work with NBCF for the first year, a charity near and dear to my heart as I lost my own mom to breast cancer many years ago. Designing a beautiful ballroom and a cohesive program with keynote speaker Joan Lunden felt like an honor and privilege!
MOST MEMORABLE SOCIAL EVENT: RICK & HAL’S 70TH BIRTHDAY PARTY (House of Blues, Antebellum Design, EE Photography, Justin Cash Music, Taylor Rentals, Society Bakery, Encore Productions, Premier Transportation, Significantly Said) What a blast to create a party for these twin brothers! House of Blues and it’s bohemian vibe was the perfect space for bold colors and live music that Rick & Hal wanted to infuse into the party.
MOST MEMORABLE CORPORATE EVENT: JPI’S HOLIDAY PARTY (The Glass Cactus, 21Parc, BBJ Linen, Lawson Event Rentals, Justin Flom Magic, LeForce Entertainment, PSAV, Illuminations Fireworks, Significantly Said) Our first year working with JPI was a great success, and we created an elegant rustic Christmas holiday celebration with delicious food & beverage, beautiful decor, and fantastic entertainment!
MOST MEMORABLE EVENT DECOR: PERCH DECOR Our friends at Perch have such a lovely inventory and we loved the custom bars, stage facades, and lounge furniture they provided for Alli & Alex’s Wedding and the Novel Bishop Arts Grand Opening!
MOST MEMORABLE D.I.Y.: LAUREN & JOSH’S CEREMONY ARCH What could be more special than a handcrafted ceremony backdrop from the groom himself? Lauren & Josh had just that at their wedding with an arch that was created by Josh and his father. Such a special detail!
MOST MEMORABLE EVENT THEME: ANNIE & DANIEL’S FINAL FANTASY THEMED WEDDING For Annie & Daniel, incorporating elements of their favorite video game, Final Fantasy, was never a question and this was accomplished with Final Fantasy ceremony music played by Dallas Asian Strings, a dance floor design by Lawson Event Rentals, and custom decor and costuming for altar, flower girl, and cake topper.
BEST LARGE SCALE FLORAL AND HEAD TABLES: BRANCHING OUT This year we were wowed as always by the floral provided by the team at Branching Out! Their large statement pieces and head table pieces at the weddings of Alli & Alex, Erin & Grant, Emma & Stuart, and Sara & Aaron were jaw-droppingly beautiful and were the talk of the event!
BEST BRIDAL BOUQUETS: LUSH COUTURE FLORAL The bridal bouquets created by Lush Couture Floral are always so stunning year after year, and we just loved the bouquets they designed this year that were carried by Emily W., Katia, and Rachel!
MOST MEMORABLE BRIDESMAIDS’ BOUQUETS: PETALS COUTURE A beautiful bridesmaid bouquet is the perfect accessory for a bridesmaid, and we loved the bouquets created this year by Petals Couture for the Brooke, Emily S., and Meg’s bridesmaids!
MOST MEMORABLE CENTERPIECES: PLATINUM PETALS We’ve had a great year partnering with Platinum Petals and seeing all of their lovely tabletop designs for the weddings of Brittany & Nik, Stephanie N. & Jason, Vinati & Ben, and at the Dallas Hearing Foundation Gala!
MOST MEMORABLE LIGHTING & AV: BEYOND We can always count on the team at Beyond to provide the most important element of design – lighting! – and to do so in an elegant and creative fashion. Beyond is our go-to for all of our corporate and non-profit AV needs and their work helps to convey the content and message that our corporate and non-profit clients are hoping to communicate. Beyond’s work stood out this year at the weddings of Emma & Stuart, Erin & Grant, Sara L. & Brock, at the Dallas Hearing Foundation and S.K.I. Plano charity galas, and the company rally and realtor round-up for Service First Mortgage.
MOST MEMORABLE CAKES: SUGAR BEE SWEETS Sugar Bee is always one of our favorite bakeries year after year, and we just loved the yummy taste and beautiful designs this year for the cakes of Brittany & Nik, Brooke & Luke, Tara & Clint, and Megan & Ted!
MOST MEMORABLE DESSERTS: AMUSE BAKE SHOP Amuse Bake Shop owner Raelyn Peters never ceases to satisfy our clients with her delicious and varied sweet treats that are always such a big hit and were again this year for Tenet Health Care, Lauren & Brian’s Baby Shower, and Stephanie H. & John’s Wedding!
MOST MEMORABLE LINENS: BBJ LINEN One of our most reliable partners of all time, BBJ Linen continues to deliver the goods year after year with the perfect linens for every event. This year they covered the tables at the weddings of Alli & Alex, Annie & Daniel, Emily W. & Jake S., Emma & Stuart, Erin & Grant, Kate & David, Katia & Jerry, Kelsey & Ben, Michelle & Gerard, Sara L. & Brock, Stephanie H. & John, Vinati & Ben, and at the JPI Holiday Party.
MOST MEMORABLE RENTALS: LAWSON’S EVENT RENTALS We had so many great events this past year with Lawson Event Rentals as they provided tables, chairs, linens, custom dance floors, and more for the weddings of Alli & Alex, Annie & Daniel, Erin & Grant, Katia & Jerry, Sara L. & Brock, Sarah & Alex, the Novel Bishop Arts Grand Opening, and the JPI Holiday Party!
MOST MEMORABLE INVITATION SUITE: TARA & CLINT’S INVITATIONS Tara & Clint’s custom designed deckle edged invitation was the perfect preview of their wedding day for their guests. We loved the specialty paper paired with the gold printing and black envelopes. Our Significantly Said designer Abby Leal did a great job with this suite!
MOST MEMORABLE CEREMONY LOCATION: PERKINS CHAPEL Once again, lovely Perkins Chapel tops our list of favorite ceremony spots! The weddings of Alli & Alex and Sara S. & Aaron occurred in this perfect church setting.
MOST MEMORABLE RECEPTION LOCATION: THE ROOM ON MAIN Always a fave! Room on Main continues to be a wonderful spot for our wedding receptions year after year with it’s classic style, wall to wall windows, and excellent food and service. It was the perfect location this year for the weddings of Kate & David, Rachel & Brady, Sara S. & Aaron, Vinati & Ben, and Emily W. & Jake S.
MOST MEMORABLE PHOTOGRAPHY: JEREMY MINNERICK PHOTOGRAPHY When it comes to phenomenal storytelling through the lense paired with an eye for beautiful portraits and angles, it doesn’t get better than the work of Jeremy Minnerick. We loved the work he produced this year for the weddings of Naureen & Amir, Cailin & Kyle, and Ruquiyyah & Andrew.
MOST MEMORABLE VIDEOGRAPHY: SPLENDOR FILMS Speaking of storytelling, when captured on film we always adore the work of Jeff Coombes of Splendor Films. His amazing wedding films bring tears to our eyes and those of our clients as they did this year for the weddings of Erin & Grant, Emily W. & Jake S., and Sara L. & Brock!
MOST MEMORABLE DJ’S: LEFORCE ENTERTAINMENT Our favorite entertainers! The pros at LeForce are part of almost every event we do, and when it comes to DJ’s there is nobody better. We had the best parties this year at their events with Dan at Abby & Ed’s Wedding, Brigid & Jon’s Wedding, and the JPI Holiday Party; with Jake at Brooke & Luke’s Wedding; with Cratin at Cailin & Kyle’s wedding, with Greg at the Canyon Falls Fallapalooza and Hollyhock Football Party; with Glenn at the Dallas Hearing Foundation Gala, Emma & Stuart’s Wedding, and Katia & Jerry’s Wedding; with Ed at Emily S. & Jake H.’s wedding; with Dominic at Emily W. & Jake S.’s wedding, Kelsey & Ben’s Wedding, Sara L. & Brock’s Wedding, and the Varidesk Holiday Party; and with Adam W. at Vinati & Ben’s Wedding.
MOST MEMORABLE BANDS: EMERALD CITY ENTERTAINMENT When looking for that amazing live band energy and performance, look no further than the Emerald City bands! They packed the dance floor all night with Limelight at Alli & Alex’s Wedding, with Party Machine for Sara L. & Brock’s Wedding, and with Emerald City for Erin & Grant’s wedding.
MOST MEMORABLE CEREMONY MUSIC: MAGNOLIA ENTERTAINMENT We loved working with Simon and Zach at Magnolia Entertainment for several musical collaborations this year for our ceremonies and cocktail hours including at the weddings of Alli & Alex, Emma & Stuart, Sara L. & Brock, and at the Novel Bishop Arts Grand Opening.
MOST MEMORABLE CATERING: CN CATERING Once again, CN Catering provided the most delicious food for our events no matter the service style or the requested cuisine. We loved their selection and presentation at the weddings of Emily W. & Jake S., Kate & David, Sara S. & Aaron, Rachel & Brady, Vinati & Ben, and at the Service First Mortgage Company Rally.
MOST MEMORABLE OFFICIANTS: LOVE NOTES The best in the biz! We can always rely on Love Notes to create memorable and personalized wedding ceremonies for our clients and they did so this year with minister Lou for the wedding of Annie & Daniel and minister Buster for the wedding of Brigid & Jon.
MOST MEMORABLE TRANSPORTATION: PREMIER TRANSPORTATION Our solid and reliable partners at Premier always provide the best transportation solutions for our events whether we need buses, limos, vans, or towncars. We were thankful for their partnership this year for the weddings of Kate & David, Rachel & Brady, Sara S. & Aaron, Stephanie H. & John, and for Rick & Hal’s Birthday Party.
MOST MEMORABLE SURPRISE: 2019 was also our year of surprise fireworks as we worked with Illuminations Fireworks to light up the night at the Trinity at Left Bank Grand Opening, Trisha & Nate’s Holud, and the JPI Holiday Party.
MOST MEMORABLE HASHTAG: #SWIPEDKREIT (Rachel & Brady’s Wedding) Rachel Kaplan & Brady had a wonderful wedding full of love and laughter, surrounded by the most important people in their lives. But none of this would have happened if Rachel hadn’t #swipedkreit! (:
We cannot thank our clients enough for trusting us with the most significant events in your lives and for the amazing colleagues with whom we collaborated to make these dreams come true. Thank you for all you did to make 2019 so significant.
Cheers to 2020!
Meredith, Rachel, Elizabeth, Sarah, & Aly