2019’s Most Memorable Moments!

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

2018’s Most Memorable Moments

A fantastic year indeed! With 42 events completed by our team, we are so proud of the work we have done this year with all of our wonderful clients. Here are our most memorable moments!

MOST MEMORABLE BRIDAL GOWN: MARIANA’S GOWN (Carolina Herrera) Mariana’s chic and elegant Carolina Herrera gown from Warren Barron was so sophisticated and elegant and the perfect fit for her!

Amy’s bridesmaids looked so lovely in these smoky lilac gowns paired with their pink & white bouquets. Perfect for a Texas wedding in Spring!

MOST MEMORABLE’S GROOM’S PARTY ATTIRE: MARCUS & HIS GROOMSMEN When your bride is from Ireland, why wouldn’t you wear Morning Suits? Marcus and his groomsmen fit the part perfectly with this handsome look, and all of the Irish eyes at the wedding were smiling!

MOST MEMORABLE HAIR & MAKEUP: THE STYLING STEWARDESS Kaleigh and her team of stylists helped to beautify all of the ladies this year in the bridal parties of Kate, Lindsey, & Courtney. These three brides and their attendants all looked so lovely!

MOST MEMORABLE WEDDING DESIGN: KELLI & JEFF’S WEDDING (Perkins Chapel, The Belo Mansion, Gro Designs, Shag Carpet, BBJ Linen, La Tavola Linen, Posh Couture Rentals, Top Tier Event Rentals, DFW Dance Floors, Dallas Drape & Light, Beyond, Frosted Art, Bella Acento) Such a stunning wedding design! Bridesmaids wore slate gray and carried bouquets in tones of peaches and ivories by Gro Designs. Guests entered the venue via stairs lined with candles and under two boxwood arches with crystal chandeliers hanging overhead from Shag Carpet. Guests then found their table assignments on a custom made lucite wall by Shag with floral from Gro paired with every guest name and adorning the perimeter of the display. The ballroom looked even more amazing with a head table covered with mixed metallic linens by BBJ and La Tavola Linens, glittery champagne chargers by Bella Acento, smoky silver glassware by Top Tier, and a custom lucite riser elevating more amazing florals by Gro. The rest of the guest tables were equally as beautiful with lush florals and taupe linens, platinum chargers, and champagne chiavari chairs by Posh Couture Rentals. The dance floor by DFW Dance Floors was the star of the show, as Kelli and Jeff chose a gold, glitter dance floor that sparkled with every step. The stage backline was draped by Dallas Drape, and the entire room glowed with lighting by Beyond. Lastly, the cake by Frosted Art with painted gold accents was artistic and delicious.

MOST MEMORABLE ROOM TRANSFORMATION: THE TOLIAS’ ANNIVERSARY PARTY (Lizzie Bee’s Flower Shoppe, Lawson Event Rentals, and Harmland Visions)We transformed the ballroom at the Renaissance Addison from basic to beautiful with the help of floral from Lizzie Bee’s, chairs from Lawson’s, and lighting from Harmland Visions!

MOST MEMORABLE SOUTH ASIAN WEDDING: DIMPLE & JITEN’S SATAK, CEREMONY, & RECEPTION (Hyatt Regency DFW Airport, Raofactor, DJ Riz Entertainment, Zoey’s Garden Flowers, Creme de la Creme, DFW Dance Floors, Fauxcades, Harmland Visions, William Bichara Photography, Epique Cinema, Blue Flame Entertainment, Amit Deshpande, GBS Linens, JJ Saree Draping, KC Artistry, MAM Hair Artistry, Aime Ramirez Makeup, Annapurna Catering) Dimple & Jiten had a fun-filled multi-day celebration for 540 guests with various ceremonies and receptions all with unique designs, colors, and traditions!

MOST MEMORABLE FUSION WEDDING: ANDRES & SIMER’S SANGEET & WEDDING (Prashe, DJ Jazz Entertainment, J.Torry Artistry, Peerless Tents, Beyond, Nasher Sculpture Center, Steve Koo Photography, Spinning Leaf Films, Branching Out, Sugar Bee Sweets, LeForce Entertainment, Dallas Wedding Music, Love Notes, BBJ Linen, Wolfgang Puck Catering, Marquee Event Rentals, Blue Diamond Limos) Simer & Andres merged their lives in their Punjabi and Mexican cultures in a beautiful weekend of fun. The weekend started with an Indian inspired Sangeet at Simer’s parents’ home. An outdoor ceremony and reception followed the next day at a local art gallery with both Indian & Mexican cuisine and music. Such a fun weekend!

MOST MEMORABLE DESTINATION WEDDING: SOPHIA & JOHANN’S WEDDING IN HOUSTON (West University United Methodist Church, River Oaks Country Club, Events in Bloom, Chinatown Band, Edible Designs by Jessie, Aztec Event Rentals, Sam’s Limo, Jenny Fu Photography, Leap Productions, Mike’s Dance Floors, Divisi Strings) Sophia & Johann had a gorgeous wedding in Houston at a historic country club with flowers galore. Always fun to do a wedding in other parts of Texas!

MOST MEMORABLE CORPORATE EVENT: VARIDESK’S HOLIDAY PARTY (Gas Monkey Live, G-Texas Catering, Cover Down Band, AM Linen Rental, AVSD, Haute Floral, Balloons Now, Magic Moments, Encore Productions, Elite Casino, Valor Visuals) Varidesk’s circus themed holiday party was such a blast! With fire dancers, showgirls, juggling stilt walkers, contortionists, hoopist, roaming magicians, a live band, and fabulous red, white, and gold decor we brought the big top right to Dallas for this great company!

MOST MEMORABLE CHARITABLE EVENT: DALLAS HEARING FOUNDATION’S ANNUAL FUNDRAISER So wonderful to be part of this event for the last decade! Our gala this year was themed “Superheroes of Sound” and the real-life superheroes that make DHF the wonderful organization it is. Everyone had a blast with this superhero design!

MOST MEMORABLE SOCIAL EVENT: MICHELLE’S HALLOWEEN PARTY (Central Market Catering, Cohost, Magic Moments, Beyond, Timeless Fiori, Big D Party Rental, B3 Entertainment, Amuse Bake Shop, LeForce Entertainment, Shag Carpet, D&L Security, Valor Visuals) Only the most “spooktacular” party will do for our client Michelle, and we made it happen in grand fashion with so many scary and gothic elements throughout the night!

MOST MEMORABLE EVENT DECOR: SHAG CARPET Shag Carpet Props always provide creative and affordable decor options for our clients including the custom carpet and vinyls for KDDI’s Grand Opening, furniture and stunning decor pieces like a custom branded lucite wall for Kelli & Jeff’s wedding, and sponsor display for the Service First Mortgage Sales Rally.

MOST MEMORABLE D.I.Y.: TONI & MIKE’S WEDDING Toni & Mike’s Texas Autumn ranch wedding was accented so adorably with custom wood signage and entrance and table decor they created themselves!

MOST MEMORABLE BOUQUETS: PETALS COUTURE We always love the gorgeous bouquets from Petals Couture, and this year their team outdid themselves with Victoria & Lizzie’s bouquets!

MOST MEMORABLE CENTERPIECES: LUSH COUTURE FLORAL Lush Couture always wows us with their stunning designs, and this year they were better than ever at the weddings of Deirdre & Joe and Alison & Dakari!

MOST MEMORABLE LARGE SCALE FLORAL: GRO DESIGNS This was our first year working with Gro and they delivered in a BIG way with amazing altar, foyer, and head table pieces for Kelli & Jeff and Courtney & Mil’s weddings!

MOST MEMORABLE LIGHTING: BEYOND So many of our events this year were perfectly accented thanks to decorative lighting from Beyond. Just check out some of these before and after images to see what a difference lighting made at the weddings of Deirdre & Joe, Kelli & Jeff, Victoria & Blake, Courtney & Mil, Jackie & Brandon and at Michelle’s Halloween Party!

MOST MEMORABLE CAKES: FROSTED ART Frosted Art always creates incredible cakes for our clients that are both delicious and beautifully designed such as for the weddings of Alison & Dakari, Lindsey & Tanner, Kelli & Jeff, Stephanie & Mikel, and Kendall & John.

MOST MEMORABLE DESSERTS: AMUSE BAKE SHOP Amuse Bake Shop has continued to delight our clients’ eyes and tastebuds with their adorable and tasty treats for the KDDI Grand Opening, the Tolias’ 50th Anniversary, Deirdre & Joe’s wedding favors, and Michelle’s Halloween Party.

MOST MEMORABLE LINENS: BBJ LINENBBJ continues to provide the most beautiful choices in linens for our clients’ tables with so many new choices in 2018. Their linens looked great at the weddings of Deirdre & Joe, Kelli & Jeff, Alison & Dakari, Simer & Andres, Victoria & Blake, Courtney & Mil, and Alison & John.

MOST MEMORABLE RENTALS: MARQUEE EVENT RENTALSMarquee’s large inventory of rentals provided much needed event elements for many of our events this year including the Canyon Falls’ Fallapalooza, the Hollyhock “Get Your Frisco On” celebration, the Grove’s Grand Opening, Stream’s Summit After Party, and the KDDI Grand Opening.

MOST MEMORABLE INVITATION SUITE: STEPHANIE & MIKEL’S INVITATION SUITE We just loved Stephanie & Mikel’s invitation suite with laser cut jacket, glitter backing, metallic insert cards, and ribbon & crystal belly band. So pretty! Thanks to our Significantly Said designer Abby Leal for the great work this year!

MOST MEMORABLE CEREMONY LOCATION: PERKINS CHAPEL The Perkins Chapel on SMU always provides a lovely setting for wedding ceremonies as it did this year for the weddings of Kelli & Jeff and Alison & John.

MOST MEMORABLE RECEPTION LOCATION: HOTEL CRESCENT COURT The Crescent has been one of our favorite venues for years and we worked there the most in 2018 with the beautiful weddings of Deirdre & Joe, Stephanie & Mikel, and Heidey & Keith.

MOST MEMORABLE PHOTOGRAPHY: JOHN CHRISTOPHER PHOTOGRAPHY No matter the type of event, John Livas provided wonderful photography to capture it perfectly for the weddings of Lindsey & Tanner and Jackie & Brandon and the neighborhood celebrations for The Grove, Hollyhock, and Canyon Falls.

MOST MEMORABLE VIDEOGRAPHY: MARC ROBERTS VIDEOGRAPHY We can always count on Marc Roberts to create amazing wedding films for our couples, and he did so again this year for the weddings of Deirdre & Joe and Courtney & Mil.

MOST MEMORABLE DJ’S: LEFORCE ENTERTAINMENT LeForce always brings the party to our events with their professional and fun MC’s. We loved working with Adam M. for the weddings of Alison & John and Amy & Ryan, with Cameron for Alison & Dakari’s wedding, with Cratin for the weddings of Heidey & Keith, Kendall & John, and Lindsey & Tanner; with Ed for Lauren & Chris’s wedding; with Ryan for Mariana & Peyton; with Dominic for Simer & Andres’s wedding; with Adam W. for Stephanie & Mikel’s wedding, with Nate for Michelle’s Halloween Party; and with Greg for the Canyon Falls Fallapalooza.

MOST MEMORABLE BANDS: EMERALD CITY BANDS (Emerald City & Downtown Fever) When our clients want live bands, we know who to contact, and the Emerald City Bands always bring big fun. Emerald City rocked the house for Kelli & Jeff’s wedding, and Downtown Fever did the same for Lizzie & Michael’s!

MOST MEMORABLE CATERING: CN CATERING CN always provides our clients with delicious food and excellent presentation. We especially loved the fresh sushi display for KDDI’s Grand Opening and the yummy food stations for Alison & John’s wedding.

MOST MEMORABLE OFFICIANTS: LOVE NOTES We are so thankful to have the Love Notes ministers to work with to craft custom wedding ceremonies for our clients. We worked with Ken for Alison & John’s wedding, with Al for Jackie & Brandon’s wedding, with Chris for Kendall & John’s wedding, and Marty for Simer & Marty’s wedding.

MOST MEMORABLE TRANSPORTATION: PREMIER TRANSPORTATION The best in the biz! We love working with Premier for all different forms of transportation, and they did a wonderful job this year for the weddings of Alison & John, Alison & Dakari, Mariana & Peyton, & Victoria & Blake.

MOST MEMORABLE HASHTAG: #WeSoHornsby (HEIDEY & KEITH’S WEDDING) No reason why you can’t have a little fun with your wedding hashtag! And when you are marrying a Hornsby, well, the hashtag writes itself (:

Thank you to all of our wonderful clients, vendors, and families who helped make this year possible! Cheers to a successful 2019!

Meredith, Rachel, Elizabeth, & Sarah

2017’s Most Memorable Moments

Our busiest year ever! With 57 events completed, we are so proud of the great year 2017 has been. Here are our Most Memorable Moments!

Christine’s feminine and flouncy Hailey Paige gown was stunning from top to bottom with delicate lace detailing and modern back design. It was the perfect gown for our beautiful bride!

MOST MEMORABLE GOWN CHANGE: SHARON’S CEREMONY & RECEPTION GOWNS Sharon’s two looks for her wedding day were both reflective of her Christian faith and Indian culture, and she looked beautiful in both!

MOST MEMORABLE BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES: LINDSEY’S BRIDESMAIDS Mix and match bridesmaids’ dresses done right! We loved Lindsey’s bridesmaids’ mixed jewel tones paired with their bohemian bouquets.

MOST MEMORABLE GROOM’S PARTY ATTIRE: NICK & HIS GROOMSMENNothing beats a classic tuxedo on a group of handsome gents. Nick and his groomsmen epitomized this look on Nick & Becca’s big day.

MOST MEMORABLE HAIR & MAKE-UP: AW WEDDING HAIR It’s always a day of beauty when our brides work with Angie Williams of AW Wedding Hair and she provides classic glamour services to our bridal parties such as those this year for Blayne, Dani, Carley, Parker, Rachel, and Katie P.

MOST MEMORABLE WEDDING DESIGN: CHRISTIE & BLAKE’S WEDDING (Union Station, Kate Foley Designs, Beyond, Lawson’s Event Rental, BBJ Linen, Bella Acento, Fauxcades, Significantly Said) Christie and Blake’s wedding was elegant perfection complete with ivory and gold letterpress invitations by Significantly Said; lovely green and white floral arrangements by Kate Foley; ivory, gold, and velvet linens by BBJ, lounge furniture and stage design by Bella Acento & Fauxcades, and lighting to highlight everything by Beyond. Definitely one of our favorite wedding designs of all time!

MOST MEMORABLE ROOM TRANSFORMATION: HEIN’S 40th ANNIVERSARY PARTY AT CAVANAUGH FLIGHT MUSEUM (Astounding Sounds, Shag Carpet) We completely transformed a hangar at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum into a colorful and festive environment for Hein’s Anniversary Party thanks to lighting from Astounding Sounds and decor from Shag Carpet!

MOST MEMORABLE SOUTH ASIAN WEDDING: NINA & ALEX’S WEDDING (Union Station, One Event Decor by Nalini, DJ Riz Entertainment, Wolfgang Puck Catering, Edmonson Photography, MNMFoto Videography, Happy Trails Carriage, Vindu Catering, Sugar Bee Sweets, Our Place Catering, Significantly Said) Nina and Alex had a full day of celebration for 400 guests including a baraat, Hindu ceremony, luncheon, dinner, and reception with loads of beautiful decor, great food, and a blast of a party!

MOST MEMORABLE CORPORATE EVENT: TRITON DME’S 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY ARABIAN NIGHTS EXTRAVAGANZA (Prashe, CN Catering, Beyond, Shag Carpet, Lakeview Bakery, LeForce Entertainment, B3 Entertainment, Authentic Belly Dancing Entertainment, Blow Hookah, D&L Protective Services, Dirty Little Freaks Band, Krauzian Images, KM Henna Artistry, Premier Transportation, Significantly Said, Victory Photo & Video) What a party! We celebrated TritonDME’s 5th Anniversary with an over-the-top Arabian Nights themed celebration at the CEO’s home complete with a camel and monkey for photo opportunities, hookah lounge, henna artistry, fortune telling, palm reading, incredible themed decor, and fabulous food and entertainment. It was a party the guests will not soon forget!

MOST MEMORABLE CHARITABLE EVENT: DALLAS HEARING FOUNDATION’S 9th ANNUAL FUNDRAISER So wonderful to be part of this event for the last 9 years! Our gala this year focused on the feelings of joy, hope, empowerment, faith, resolve, determination, and success that DHF provides to its recipients year after year. Bright colors and bright smiles as we raised money for this noteworthy cause punctuated the evening.

MOST MEMORABLE SOCIAL EVENT: DAVID’S RETIREMENT PARTY (Park City Club, Justin Cash Trio, Haute Floral, Frosted Art, BBJ Linen, Significantly Said, John Christopher Photography) Such a special party to be part of, celebrating David’s career and life in style. It was an emotional and beautiful evening for David and his family!

MOST MEMORABLE EVENT DECOR: PRASHE The team at Prashe provided exceptional decor for a wide range of our events this year including Triton DME’s 5th Anniversary Party, Tareen & Shumon’s Wedding, Rita & Eric’s Wedding, and Karla & Julian’s Wedding.

MOST MEMORABLE EVENT FURNITURE: SHAG CARPET We love working with the folks at Shag Carpet for all kinds of event decor, but this year they were standouts with great lounge furniture pieces for Hein’s 40th Anniversary, Stream Realty’s Broker Appreciation Event, and Karla & Julian’s rehearsal dinner.

MOST MEMORABLE D.I.Y.: BROOKE & KYLEN’S WEDDING Our graphic designer bride Brooke did a beautiful job for her wedding design creating letterpressed invitations, table numbers, escort cards, and signage. Additionally, Brooke’s family created their own S’mores station for a fun dessert for guests!

MOST MEMORABLE BRIDAL BOUQUETS: PETALS COUTURE Such beautiful bouquets for our brides Blayne, Brooke, Stephanie, and Jennifer to carry this year courtesy of Petals Couture. We loved all of the pieces designer Emily created this year for us!

MOST MEMORABLE BRIDESMAIDS’ BOUQUETS: KATE FOLEY DESIGNS Such pretty bouquets always for our bridesmaids from Kate Foley, including these this year for the bridesmaids of Christie, Shannon, and Katie P.!

MOST MEMORABLE CENTERPIECES: HAUTE FLORAL So many gorgeous centerpieces this year from designer Kristen Wolchik of Haute Floral. We loved the pieces she produced for the reception designs of Dani & Chris, Tareen & Shumon, Ashley & Kelsey, and Jerri & Tom as well as for David’s Retirement Party and the DHF Gala.

MOST MEMORABLE LARGE SCALE FLORAL: LUSH COUTURE FLORAL Spectacular altars and other large scale pieces were created this year for our weddings courtesy of designer Deitra Butler at Lush Couture Floral. We were wowed by the pieces she designed for the weddings of Laiken & Tanner, Felicia & Kyle, Parker & John, and Sarah & Kevin!

MOST MEMORABLE HEAD TABLE: CARLEY & CHAD’S HEAD TABLE (Branching Out, BBJ Linen, Beyond) Loved Carley and Chad’s beauty of a head table with floral by Branching Out, linens and chargers by BBJ Linen, and lighting by Beyond!

MOST MEMORABLE LIGHTING: LEFORCE ENTERTAINMENT Lighting makes all the difference and our friends at LeForce Entertainment brought so many of our events to light beautifully this year including the weddings of Laiken & Tanner, Erin & Brandon, Jennifer & Andy, Brittini & Skyler, Hannah & Creighton, Karen & Geoff, Brooke & Kylen, Katie P. & Cody, Katie T. & Justin, Tareen & Shumon, Blayne & Travis, Melissa & Greg, Shannon & Armando, and Karla & Julian as well as the Canyon Falls Fallapalooza.

MOST MEMORABLE AV/TECHNICAL PRODUCTIONS: BEYOND The team at Beyond always makes sure our A/V needs for our corporate events are top notch and that was the case for the Service First Mortgage’s Company Rally and Sales Summit and Stream Realty’s Trammel Crow Reveal and Summit.

MOST MEMORABLE CAKES: FROSTED ART Bronwen Weber and her team at Frosted Art blew us away this year with some of our favorite cakes of all time including for the weddings of Mayeesa & Mashrur, Rachel & Travis, Stephanie & Lucas, Jennifer & Andy, Christine & Kevin, and Sarah & Kevin as well as for David’s Retirement Party.

MOST MEMORABLE DESSERTS: AMUSE BAKE SHOP It’s been so exciting to see pastry designer Raelyn Peters grow in leaps and bounds this year with Amuse Bake Shop. We loved all the tasty and fun treats she created for the weddings of Karen & Geoff, Christie & Blake, and Karla & Julian; the branded treats for Stream Realty, QTS, and DHF; and the awesome cookies she made for Meredith’s son’s birthday party!

MOST MEMORABLE LINENS: BBJ LINEN Year after year BBJ continually provides a wonderful service and beautiful linens to compliment our events and they did so again this year for the weddings of Brooke & Kylen, Christie & Blake, Christine & Kevin, Dani & Chris, Felicia & Kyle, Jennifer & Andy, Karen & Geoff, Katie P. & Cody, Katie T. & Justin, Laiken & Tanner, Madeleine & Joe, Rita & Eric, and Sarah & Kevin as well as for David’s Retirement Party.

MOST MEMORABLE RENTALS: DUCKY-BOB’S/M&M/MARQUEE EVENT RENTALS Great rentals provided this year for the DHF Gala, the Service First Mortgage Company Rally, QTS’s Ft. Worth Facility Dedication, and the weddings of Dani & Chris and Carley & Chad.

MOST MEMORABLE INVITATION SUITE: ERIN & BRANDON’S INVITATIONS by Significantly Said Erin and Brandon requested an elegant night-time feel to their invitations and Significantly Said Invitation Designer Abby Leal delivered on all levels, creating their Dallas night-sky invitation suite which looked magical printed on sparkly metallic paper paired with dark blue envelopes with white printing.

MOST MEMORABLE CEREMONY LOCATION: THE DALLAS ARBORETUM Always a favorite year after year, the Dallas Arboretum offers so many beautiful ceremony spots such as the Color Garden for Dani & Chris’s wedding and the Women’s Garden for Tareen & Shumon’s nikkah.

MOST MEMORABLE RECEPTION LOCATION: THE ADOLPHUS HOTEL We have continued to love our experiences with the professional staff and gorgeous setting at The Adolphus Hotel such as the receptions this year for Katie P. & Cody, Katie T. & Justin, Shannon & Armando, and Sarah & Kevin.

MOST MEMORABLE ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS: THE TARNOS It’s always great to to see the lovely engagement photos that Britney & Ben Tarno create for our couples such as this year for Brooke & Kylen and Katie P. & Cody!

MOST MEMORABLE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: JOSEPH MARK PHOTOGRAPHY Such beautiful photography this year from Joe & Stephanie Ellis of Joseph Mark Photography. Whether stunning portraits or fun candids, they preserved amazing timeless memories for Blayne & Travis and Carley & Chad.

MOST MEMORABLE NON-WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: JOHN CHRISTOPHER PHOTOGRAPHY No matter the event, our friend and photographer John Livas is always up for the challenge, and he was a wonderful asset to us this year for the Canyon Falls Fallapalooza, the DHF Gala, and David’s Retirement Party.

MOST MEMORABLE VIDEOGRAPHY: SPLENDOR FILMS Always a pleasure to work with Jeff Coombes at Splendor Films and to see the incredible videos he creates for our clients’ weddings such as this year for Karla & Julian and Carley & Chad!

MOST MEMORABLE DJ’s: LEFORCE ENTERTAINMENT Our events are always tons of fun when DJ’s from LeForce Entertainment are running the show. We had great experiences this year with DJ Adam Morgan for Melissa & Greg and Jennifer & Andy; with DJ Cratin Sheffield for Blayne & Travis and Sarah & Kevin; with DJ Greg Anderson for Karen & Geoff, Parker & John, and at the DHF Gala; with DJ Adam Wilmore for Laiken & Tanner; with DJ Dan Reynolds at the Canyon Falls Fallapalooza; with DJ Nate Nelson at the TritonDME 5th Anniversary; and with DJ Ed Petty for Hannah & Creighton.

MOST MEMORABLE LIVE BAND: DOWNTOWN FEVER No matter what part of town we are in, we know when Downtown Fever is on stage, we are all set for a great party, and that’s just what they brought for the wedding receptions of Stephanie & Lucas, Felicia & Kyle, and Christine & Kevin.

MOST MEMORABLE CATERING: CN CATERING We love working with CN Catering on all types of events, large and small. They provided delicious food and stellar service again this year for the weddings of Brittini & Skyler, Carley & Chad, and Hannah & Creighton; as well as at the Service First Mortgage Company Rally and the TritonDME 5 Year Anniversary.

MOST MEMORABLE OFFICIANTS: LOVE NOTES Love Notes consistently helps our couples craft personal and meaningful ceremonies year after year, such as this year with Ken Byrd for Jennifer & Andy and Sarah & Kevin; Lou Whitworth for Brittini & Skyler and Jerri & Tom; and Dave Tucker for Lindsey & Adam.

MOST MEMORABLE TRANSPORTATION: PREMIER TRANSPORTATION From town cars to vans to limos to buses, Premier had us covered on all transportation fronts this year, and we truly value their service. They provided the perfect vehicles for the weddings of Becca & Nick, Carley & Chad, Jennifer & Andy, Karla & Julian, Katie T. & Justin, Melissa & Greg, and Stephanie & Lucas; as well as for the QTS Facility Dedication and the TritonDME 5 Year Anniversary!

MOST MEMORABLE SURPRISE: JULIAN’S MUSICAL ACTS FOR KARLA 1 surprise? How about 4? Julian & Karla’s wedding was chock full of unique musical performances, 4 of which were a surprise for Karla: The reggae singer who sang one of Karla’s favorite songs for the ceremony recessional, a custom-made choral ensemble who performed a favorite Broadway hit as a tribute to Karla’s father, a trumpeter who performed with the DJ from Mexico City, and a send-off ensemble for the end of the night. There were surprises at every turn!

MOST MEMORABLE HASHTAG: #MadAboutHerMan (Madeleine & Joe’s Wedding) Madeleine Samuelson and Joe Herman were married this winter, and she was just #MadAboutHerMan. So cute!

Thank you to all of our beloved clients and outstanding vendor partners who made 2017 so special. We look forward to creating more memories in 2018!
Meredith, Elizabeth, Rachel, Kristin, and Sarah

2016 Most Memorable Moments

What a year it has been! With 49 events under our belts this year and a host of new experiences and clients, 2016 has been our best year to date! Here are our favorite memories!

MOST MEMORABLE BRIDAL GOWN: TAWNA’S GOWN (Nha Khanh Atelier; Stanley Korshak)

Tawna’s custom Nha Khanh Atelier gown was a jaw-dropping, stunning creation. Tawna met with Khanh at Stanley Korshak to explain her dream vision for her gown, and sketch after sketch, and piece by piece it was crafted to fit her figure and her hopes! The end result was nothing short of perfection!

You can never go wrong with champagne and blush with a touch of sparkle, and Nikki’s bridesmaids wore this look beautifully!

MOST MEMORABLE GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: DERRICK & HIS GROOMSMEN Derrick and his groomsmen were styling in their classic black and white tuxes! We loved seeing these gentlemen at the altar, especially Sarah’s 13 year-old son Tarek!

MOST MEMORABLE HAIR & MAKE-UP: BEAUTY & THE BLUSH Lead Artist and Beauty & the Blush owner Rayven Walker and her team helped our brides Allie, Alex, Jessica, Carolyn, and Alexandra look and feel their most beautiful.

MOST MEMORABLE WEDDING DESIGN: MORGAN & TY’S WEDDING (Arlington Hall, Branching Out, Beyond, Posh Couture Rentals, BBJ Linen, Wildflower Linen, Bella Acento, Propmaker, Frosted Art, Huck & Pippa) Morgan & Ty’s wedding was truly a sight to behold with gorgeous blush, ivory, peach, and coral florals by Branching Out; paired with taupe linens from BBJ and Wildflower; gold chairs, chargers, and flatware from Posh Couture Rentals; lounge furniture by Propmaker and Bella Acento; and everything lit so beautifully with uplighting, twinkle lights, and chandeliers by Beyond. Wish we could do it all over again!

MOST MEMORABLE DESTINATION WEDDING: AMY & THOMAS’S WEDDING IN AUSTIN (Central Christian Church, Four Seasons Hotel, Amanda Pomilla Photography, LeForce Entertainment, Stems of Austin, Monarch Event Rentals, Transportation Consultations, Adore Salon) Amy & Thomas’s Austin wedding was such a great day! We loved working with a combination of Dallas and Austin based vendors and seeing the day come together at the Four Seasons!

MOST MEMORABLE INDIAN/DESI WEDDING: AMBREEN & OBAID’S MEHNDI & SHAADI (Hotel Intercontinental, VEK Photography, Inspired Effects, Ms. Painted Lady, Henna by Uzma, Saffron House, Texas King, FunAsia, Weddings by Farah, Natalie’s Cake, Outspoken Visions, Blue Diamond Limousine) Ambreen & Obaid are of Pakistani descent and had a gorgeous, colorful, and fun multi-day celebration here in Dallas. We loved getting to coordinate the festivities for 700 guests and see all of the incredible details and cultural elements.

MOST MEMORABLE CULTURAL FUSION WEDDING: KRISTIN & AVINASH’S WEDDING (The Empire Room, Petals Couture, Fairy Godmother Bridal, Ryan O’Dowd Photography, LeForce Entertainment, Astounding Sounds, Celebration Catering, Barwarchi Catering, DholiTK, Annie’s Culinary Creations, BBJ Linen, Agha Juice, Love Notes) Fusion weddings are some of our favorites to do! We love to see two cultures coming together in the spirit of love and unity, and that is just what happened with Kristin & Avi’s big day! We incorporated both a Hindu ceremony and a Western ceremony, complete with Kristin and Avi dressed in appropriate attire for each celebration. We provided both Indian and Western catering and desserts, music, and decor. It was such a fun wedding that gave everyone a chance to experience the cultures of both the bride and groom!

MOST MEMORABLE CORPORATE EVENT: STREAM REALTY PARTNERS’ SUMMIT (Gaylord Texan, Lightly Photography, LeForce Entertainment, Cory Morrow Band, Shag Carpet, Space Lighting of Texas) We had a great year working with Stream Realty Partners and completed a total of 5 events in 2016 for this company. Our favorite was the multi-day Summit held at the Gaylord Texan. Meetings, panels, dinners, and after parties made this a fun few days celebrating the full scope of work that Stream executes.

MOST MEMORABLE CHARITABLE EVENT: DALLAS HEARING FOUNDATION’S 8TH ANNUAL FUNDRAISER We have been so fortunate to work with our beloved client, the Dallas Hearing Foundation, on their annual fundraiser for the past 8 years. They have truly become a family to us! This year’s event theme was “Life: Amplified” and featured music inspiration on the inspiring tables designed by Dallas’s best florists/designers, delicious food, casino games, and of course, moving testimonials of DHF recipients. We raised a record amount of money this year for those in need, and we can’t wait until next year’s event!

MOST MEMORABLE EVENT DECOR: BELLA ACENTO We had a wonderful experience working with Bella Acento for the first time in 2016. Their lovely accent pieces provided some beautiful decor elements for the weddings of Morgan & Ty and Alex & Matt!

MOST MEMORABLE D.I.Y.: ALLIE & ETHAN’S WEDDING Allie & Ethan’s wedding was a vision of rustic elegance enhanced by the numerous Do-It-Yourself projects of Allie, her mom Robin, and Ethan’s mom Holly! We loved all of the pretty wood signage they created as well as fun additional personal touches for the couple to cherish for years to come!

MOST MEMORABLE BRIDAL BOUQUETS: KATE FOLEY DESIGNS Such incredible bridal bouquets this year from one of our fave florists, Kate Foley! These bouquets for Jessica, Christina, and Tawna were so spectacular and had all the guests and social media followers talking!

MOST MEMORABLE BRIDESMAID BOUQUETS: PETALS COUTURE We loved working with owner and designer Emily Howe this year on so many great weddings, including those of Allie, Morgan, and Kristin! Our bridesmaids in each wedding had the chance to carry the best accessory: a beautiful bridesmaid bouquet!

We just love working with Deitra Butler, the talented designer and owner of Lush Couture Floral. She blows our clients away every time with her stunning work which we were privileged to see this year with the weddings of Alex & Matt, Alexandra & Brandon, Carolyn & Darryl, Danielle & Mike, Lindsey & Carlos, Mahsh & Wander, and at the DHF Gala!

MOST MEMORABLE HEAD TABLE: DANG & JIMMY’S HEAD TABLE (Antebellum Designs, Posh Couture Rentals, BBJ Linen) Dang & Jimmy’s head table was designed by Antebellum Designs, Posh Couture Rentals, and BBJ Linen to reflect Dang’s vision of an elegant garden party, and it definitely was a memorable one. So pretty!

MOST MEMORABLE LIGHTING: BEYOND The lighting from Beyond always makes such a difference in the design of our events and is such an important element for all events large or small. We had great lighting design this year from the Beyond team at the weddings of Ashley & Ryan, Christina & Rehan, Alex & Matt, Jessica & Chris, and Morgan & Ty as well at the holiday parties for Poo-Pourri and Stream Realty Partners!

MOST MEMORABLE AV/TECHNICAL PRODUCTION: LEFORCE ENTERTAINMENT Our dear friends at LeForce Entertainment have grown their company in leaps and bounds this year, so we were so proud to have them partner with us on so many of our corporate and charitable events for Technical/AV Production. A special shout out to LeForce Production Manager James Davis for his work on these events for Value of a Veteran, Stream Realty Partners, Crescent Communities, Service First Mortgage, and Metrocare.

MOST MEMORABLE CAKES: FROSTED ART BAKERY Stunning cake creations this year from Frosted Art! We loved the designs Bronwen Weber and her team created for the weddings of Carolyn & Darryl, Cassie & Drew, Danielle & Mike, Jenna & Jeb, Morgan & Bo, Morgan & Ty, and Shereen & Don!

Our favorite linen vendor BBJ Linen did it again this year by delivering awesome linens at great prices to so many of our clients! We were so glad to work with them to dress up the tables for the weddings of Allie & Ethan, Allison & Chris, Ashley & Ryan, Carolyn & Darryl, Christina & Rehan, Dang & Jimmy, Danielle & Mike, Jenna & Jeb, Jessica & Chris, Kristin & Avi, Kristen & Jason, Morgan & Ty, Mahsh & Wander, Sarah & Derrick, Stacy & Derrick, and Tawna & Greg.

MOST MEMORABLE RENTALS: POSH COUTURE RENTALS We had a positive and productive year working with Posh Couture Sales Consultant Kara Farley who helped us add some attractive rentals to the weddings of Dang & Jimmy, Alex & Matt, Hannah & Trevor, and Morgan & Ty!

MOST MEMORABLE INVITATION SUITE: ALEXANDRA & BRANDON’S INVITATIONS (Significantly Said) Alexandra & Brandon’s invitation suite was one of our favorites of all time! Just loved the pairing of the bold yet elegant midnight blue with softer tones and all of the floral prints, especially on the envelope! Thanks to Significantly Said designer Abby Leal for her great work on this suite!

MOST MEMORABLE CEREMONY LOCATION: THE DALLAS ARBORETUM Once again the Dallas Arboretum ranks as one of our favorite venues, hosting some of our most memorable ceremonies of the year: Tawna & Greg’s, Allison & Chris’s, Kristen & Jason’s, and Dang & Jimmy’s.

MOST MEMORABLE RECEPTION LOCATION: ARLINGTON HALL Classic Arlington Hall always makes for a grand wedding venue with it’s varied event spaces both inside and out. It was the perfect fit for the weddings of Morgan & Ty and Alex & Matt!

MOST MEMORABLE ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS: THE TARNOS Britney & Ben Tarno captured some our favorite engagement shots this year, making our couples feel so comfortable and showcasing their relationship. Loved their photos of Allie & Ethan, Meaghan & Tyler, and Stacy & Derrick.

MOST MEMORABLE BRIDAL PORTRAITS: JOHN CHRISTOPHER PHOTOGRAPHY Photographer John Livas did a great job capturing the beauty of our brides Jenna & Allison this year. We loved seeing these portraits displayed on the wedding day!

MOST MEMORABLE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: HAMPTON MORROW PHOTOGRAPHY Photography duo Stefanie & Ben Morrow gave us some lovely and memorable images this year from the weddings of Ashley & Ryan, Carolyn & Darryl, and Tawna & Greg. We always love to see the images we receive from Hampton Morrow!

MOST MEMORABLE VIDEOGRAPHY: LUMINESCENT STUDIOS Newcomer to owning his own business Brennan Sapp definitely delivered this year for our clients, and we had great experiences working with Luminescent Studios for the weddings of Allison & Chris, Tawna & Greg, and Carolyn & Darryl as well as the State of the Market event for Stream Realty Partners!

MOST MEMORABLE DJ’S: LEFORCE ENTERTAINMENT The best DJ’s around! Every party with them is perfection, and we love the professionalism and fun they bring to all of our weddings! This year we worked with Michael for Alex & Jason; with Cratin for Allie & Ethan, Carolyn & Darryl, and Stacy & Derrick; with Ed for Kristen & Jason and Allison & Chris; with Glenn for Amy & Thomas; with Adam W. for Cassie & Drew; with Nate for Darlene & Eric; with Adam M. for Dallas Hearing Foundation; with Dominic for Hannah & Trevor and Kristin & Avi; with Jake for Morgan & Bo; and with Matt for Tawna & Greg!

MOST MEMORABLE LIVE BAND: IDT BAND We always love the opportunity to work with IDT Band at our events who bring great energy, musical talent, and professionalism to our receptions. They kept the dance floor packed at the weddings of Morgan & Ty and Jenna & Jeb!

MOST MEMORABLE CATERING: CN CATERING From cocktail receptions to buffets to stations to plated meals, CN Catering always has our clients covered both at their venues The Room on Main and The Windsor and at off-site locations. Only rave reviews about the food and service from the weddings of Jenna & Jeb and Tawna & Greg, the Service First Mortgage Company Rally, the Stream Realty Partners Holiday Party, and the Dallas Hearing Foundation Fundraiser!

MOST MEMORABLE OFFICIANTS: LOVE NOTES No matter the culture or the faith, Love Notes’ seasoned professionals always put our clients at ease and deliver meaningful and moving wedding ceremonies. Loved working with Frank for Tawna & Greg and Allison & Chris, with Ken for Mahsh & Wander and Dang & Jimmy, Daniel for Kristen & Jason, and with Buster for Christina & Rehan and Kristin & Avi!

What time is it when Jenna Carr and Jeb Park decide to get married? It’s #TimeToParkTheCarr (: Of course!

MOST MEMORABLE SURPRISE: KRISTEN & JASON’S HIGH FIVE HANDS For our high-five loving bride and groom Kristen & Jason, who even followed their kiss at the altar with a high five! – there was no better surprise for their send off than huge high five hands! High Five for the Bickerstaffs!

Thank you to all of our fantastic clients and trusted vendors who made 2016 a banner year. We are so lucky to work with you and know you year after year. Cheers to the future and an even better 2017! Happy New Year!
Meredith, Elizabeth, Rachel, & Kristin

2015 Most Memorable Moments

2015 has been the best year yet at Significant Events. We successfully completed 40 events this year once again for our fabulous clients. Here are some of our most memorable moments of the year:

Shaun Menary Photography Ashley’s tulle and crystal couture gown by Jenny Packham was simply breathtaking. The draping of the tulle and the open back detailing made it one of the most beautiful gowns we have ever seen, and Ashley looked radiant in it!

MOST MEMORABLE BRIDESMAIDS’ GOWNS: LESLIE’S BRIDESMAIDS Bridesmaids 2015 was the year of bridesmaids wearing different styles and often different colors in a cohesive fashion. We loved the different shades of blush and nude that Leslie’s bridesmaids wore, each style and shade complimentary to each bridesmaid.

MOST MEMORABLE GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: TRAVIS & HIS GROOMSMEN Guys While Travis and his groomsmen sure did look sharp in their black suits with royal blue ties, we loved the superhero shirts they had on underneath. Made for some great pics!

MOST MEMORABLE HAIR & MAKE-UP: AW WEDDING HAIR AW Wedding Hair We love Angie with AW Wedding Hair. She is consistently one of our favorite hair & make-up artists year after year and a great office mate as well! This year she helped beautify our brides Angela, Mrudula, Julie, Kimberlee, and their bridal parties!

MOST MEMORABLE WEDDING DESIGN: ASHLEY & CLAY’S WEDDING (The Adolphus Hotel, Stems of Dallas, Beyond, Prashe, La Tavola Linen, Southern Fried Paper, Shaun Menary Photography) Ashley Design Ashley & Clay’s wedding was one of the most beautiful we have ever had the chance to design. Gorgeous candlelight in so many different fashions, beautiful florals, elegant lighting and linens, created the most classic wedding glamour. We loved it!

MOST MEMORABLE DESTINATION WEDDING: LAUREN & BRIAN’S WEDDING IN MOAB AND DENVER (Arches National Park, Plum Sage Floral, Moab Under Canvas, Canyonlands by Night, The Willinghams Photography, Four Seasons Denver, Ecletic Hive, Skyline Productions, Significantly Said) Moab What a once-in-a-lifetime experience it was to create Lauren & Brian’s wedding adventure! The ceremony was held in Arches National Park and was followed by a sunset river cruise on the Colorado River, a delicious dinner on the cliffs, and dessert and drinks around the campfire of our “glamping” hotel! Three days later the reception was held at the Four Seasons Denver and the design reflected the entire experience.

MOST MEMORABLE CORPORATE EVENT: SEALED AIR’S 40th ANNIVERSARY (Marianne’s Rentals, Beyond, Billy Sims BBQ, Blooming Balloons, LeForce Entertainment, Connie Duglin Linen, E.H. Teasley, Darah Soria Photography) Corporate Event Sealed Air-001 In 2015, Sealed Air celebrated 40 years at their plant in Iowa Park, TX and hired Significant Events to bring the anniversary milestone together for 600 guests. The event was a rousing success, and we loved seeing this wonderful company celebrate their employees in style!

MOST MEMORABLE EVENT DECOR: PRASHE Prashe Prashe once again provided incredible decor pieces for the weddings this year of Ashley & Clay, Jane & Eddie, and Mrudula & Brian, whose mandap for their Hindu ceremony definitely showcased the beautiful work that Prashe does for Indian weddings!

MOST MEMORABLE D.I.Y.: LAUREN & ZACH’S SIGNAGE DIY Lauren & Zach worked together to create some fun and lovely signage for their wedding that looked as professional as anything they could have purchased! From welcome signage to bar signage to escort cards, these Do-It-Yourself pieces were some of the best we’ve seen!

MOST MEMORABLE BOUQUETS: LUSH COUTURE FLORAL Lush Bouquets It was no surprise that the bouquets at Alex’s and Brittany’s weddings were voted as 2 of the best bouquets of 2015 by Brides.com. Lush Couture Floral created amazing floral handhelds for those two weddings as well as for Catherine’s and Angela’s. We are always impressed by owner Deitra Butler’s talent!

MOST MEMORABLE CENTERPIECES: BRANCHING OUT Branching Out Centerpieces Any wedding with Branching Out is sure to be lovely, and this year the weddings of Esther & Paul, Elizabeth & Wil, Mrudula & Brian, and Mollie & James were no exception. Beautiful lush pieces with loads of texture and colors made our tables look so lovely. Thank you, Debby & team!

MOST MEMORABLE HEAD TABLE: JANE & EDDIE’S HEAD TABLE (Haute Floral, BBJ Linen, Posh Couture Rentals) FullSizeRender[2] copy 2 One of the most incredible head tables we have ever seen! Haute Floral did the most amazing job creating the stunning floral above and below. Linens and crystal chair sleeves from BBJ Linen added some sparkle, and the chairs and chargers from Posh Couture Rentals were the perfect finishing touch!

MOST MEMORABLE LIGHTING: ABSOLUTE Absolute Lighting Lighting makes all the difference, and this was shown the best this year with the beautiful lighting by Absolute at the weddings of Jane & Eddie, Esther & Paul, and Mollie & James. It transformed the room and created interested from the ceiling to the floor.

MOST MEMORABLE AUDIO-VISUAL/TECHNICAL PRODUCTION: BEYOND Beyond In 2015, Significant Events did more corporate and non-profit events than ever before, and Beyond was on-hand to provide A/V and Technical Production from all of them, ranging in size from 250-800 guests. Their services helped our clients convey their message to attendees each time.

MOST MEMORABLE CAKES: PANINI BAKERY Panini We always receive beautiful and oh-so delicious cakes from our friends at Panini! Our brides chose their cakes the most in 2015!

MOST MEMORABLE LINENS: BBJ LINEN BBJ Year after year BBJ Linen provides the most wonderful linens to dress our tables, and 2015 was no different. We loved the linens they provided for Angela & Brent, Lauren & Zach, Mrudula & Brian, Catherine & Chase, Julie & Ben, Amanda & Simon, Jane & Eddie, Kimberlee & Andrew, and Katie & Troy!

MOST MEMORABLE RENTALS: CELEBRATION EVENT RENTAL Celebration Rentals From tents to staging to chairs to linens to wedding decor, Celebration can and did do it all for us this year. Their staff is always so helpful and professional, and their product is top notch!

Invitations We had the best time designing Lauren & Brian’s entire invitation suite. Significantly Said designer Jessica Oviedo created these vintage postcard style Save the Dates complete with photography by The Willinghams. Two sets of invitations were necessary for our two celebrations in Moab and Denver, all using a mix of textures and colors as well as custom rubber stamping. The rubber stamping was also used on and in the guests’ Welcome Boxes. The suite truly reflected the wedding itself!

MOST MEMORABLE CEREMONY LOCATION: PERKINS CHAPEL Perkins Perkins Chapel on the SMU campus is one of our very favorite ceremony locations, and it was as well for the weddings of Alex & Austin, Brittany & Ricky, and Mollie & James. The classic architecture, neutral palette, and intimate size make it a perfect setting for any wedding ceremony!

MOST MEMORABLE RECEPTION VENUE: ROSINE HALL AT THE DALLAS ARBORETUM Reception Venue-Rosine We have coordinated many weddings in Rosine Hall at the Dallas Arboretum, but this year were some of our favorites. The room is a great size and price and surrounded by one of the best terraces in Dallas. It transforms beautifully with decor and lighting and was an excellent reception spot for Lauren & Zach, Brittany & Ricky, and Jane & Eddie.

MOST MEMORABLE PHOTOGRAPHY: THE TARNOS Tarnos Moving portraits and fun candids are the signature of Britney & Ben Tarno who we worked with this year for the weddings of Brittany & Ricky, Angela & Brent, and Mollie & James. Such a fun team to work with, and the resulting photos are always so nice!

MOST MEMORABLE VIDEOGRAPHY: DREAM DRIVEN MEDIA DDM We had a great time working with our office mates Dream Driven Media so many times this year! We so appreciate the moving memories they created for Angela & Brent, Julie & Ben, and Amanda & Simon.

MOST MEMORABLE DJ’S: LEFORCE ENTERTAINMENT LeForce LeForce Entertainment always brings the fun and professionalism to our weddings with their talented MC’s. This year we worked with Domnic for Megan & Travis’s wedding, with Cratin for Brittany & Ricky’s wedding, with Ed for Angela & Brent’s wedding and Lauren & Zach’s wedding, and Glenn for Katie & Troy’s wedding and Sarah & Shaun’s wedding.

MOST MEMORABLE LIVE BAND: PROFESSOR D Professor D Band Professor D created such a fun party for the weddings of Erin & Zach and Catherine & Chase and kept the dance floor packed all night long!

MOST MEMORABLE CATERING: WOLFGANG PUCK CATERING WPC The most delicious and creative meals of the year were created by Wolfgang Puck Catering for the weddings of Mrudula & Brian, Catherine & Chase, and Sarah & Shaun. Great taste and beautiful presentation!

MOST MEMORABLE CEREMONY OFFICIANT: KEN BYRD (Love Notes) Ken Byrd Always professional, charming, and caring, Love Notes’ officiant Ken Byrd makes our ceremonies run flawlessly and makes our clients feel so comfortable. We love Ken!

MOST MEMORABLE EVENT HASHTAG: #LUEKINGGOOD Hashtag Brittany & Ricky Lueking created our favorite hashtag of the year for their wedding with a play on their newly shared last name! Check out all of the photos on Instagram under #luekinggood!

MOST MEMORABLE SURPRISE: THE PENGUIN DANCE AT AMANDA & SIMON’S WEDDING FullSizeRender copy 7 Guests received a fun surprise when a life-sized penguin joined the crowd, and led the guests in the Penguin Dance! It was a first for us to see as well! We even convinced the penguin to stick around for the Cupid Shuffle and the Wobble afterwards (;

Thank you to our clients and vendor partners who made this year so wonderful! We are excited for what is ahead in 2016! Happy New Year!
Meredith, Rachel, Kristin, Kelli, Elizabeth, Anitha, and Jessica

2014 Most Memorable Moments

It’s been a wonderful year for Significant Events! We have been privileged to work with 40 amazing clients, and it has led to many memorable moments. Here are our favorites!

Jojo Pangilnian Photography Juliet’s gown was a mass of tulle and lace elegance that fit her to a T. She looked simply stunning in it, and everyone gasped when they saw her. Such a gorgeous gown!

MOST MEMORABLE BRIDESMAID’S DRESSES: KATIE’S BRIDESMAIDS (designed by Bill Levkoff) Love Lee Photography Eggplant is such a lovely shade for any skin-tone, and Katie’s bridesmaids wore it well! It paired beautifully with their soft pink and green bouquets.

MOST MEMORABLE GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: CHIP & HIS GROOSMEN (Culwell and Sons) 6-SMU Wedding How dapper do these gents look? Chip decided on classic white tuxes with black bowties for his wedding to the beautiful Alexis. Looking good, guys!

MOST MEMORABLE HAIR & MAKE-UP: FAIRY GODMOTHER BRIDAL/MO BOWERS-BYRES HMU-Mo Mo has been one of my go-to hair and make-up artists for years now. She never disappoints and is fabulous at dealing with even the most difficult of situations. This year, she worked with our brides Saba and Kaylan and made them look even more beautiful with her wonderful attention to detail and creative ideas within her craft. We love you, Mo!

MOST MEMORABLE EVENT DESIGN: SABA & SAYED’S MEHNDI/WEDDING (T&P Station, The Belo Mansion, Beyond, Lush Couture Floral, Prashe, BBJ Linens, TLC Event Rentals, Big D Party Rentals, Significantly Said, Frosted Art) Shaun Menary Photography Oh, this wedding. I will never forget it as long as I live. The clients were a dream to work with and the design came together so perfectly that it brought tears to all of our eyes. I loved the way we incorporated an ombre palette throughout the entire design with gold and cultural accents that reflected the couple. Three different wedding publications have featured this wedding’s design, in fact. So proud!

MOST MEMORABLE EVENT DECOR: PRASHE Decor-Prashe For both the weddings of Lee & Naser and Saba & Sayed, Prashe provided us with the most fantastic event decor to enhance their wedding design. With a large inventory and the ability to custom-build whatever we may need, they are an excellent partner to have!

MOST MEMORABLE D.I.Y. DESIGN: JESSICA & DANIEL’S INVITATION SUITE Amy Karp Photography Being a graphic designer by trade ensures your wedding invitation suite will be stellar, and Jessica definitely pulled this off for her big day. We loved the mixture of teal, black, and gold and all of her font choices. We’ve even had Jessica design some invitations for us since!

MOST MEMORABLE BRIDAL BOUQUETS: BRANCHING OUT Bridal Bouquets-Branching Out For the second year in a row, Branching Out has nailed it designing the most amazing bridal bouquets for our brides. We loved the mixed textures and blended colors of Maria’s, Tess’s, and Kaylan’s bouquets. Great work!

MOST MEMORABLE BRIDESMAIDS’ BOUQUETS: LUSH COUTURE FLORALBridesmaids Bouquets-Lush Couture Whatever the color palette, floral choice, or design, we know we can always count on Lush Couture to design the most incredible bridesmaids’ bouquets. This year the bridal parties of Ashley, Saba, Meredith, Melissa, Kassie, Juliet, Ce’Ce, and Karana were lucky to carry these stunning complements to their gowns.

MOST MEMORABLE LARGE SCALE FLORAL PIECES: BRANCHING OUTLarge Floral-Branching Out From Maria & Brett’s altar pieces which doubled as reception entry pieces, to Tess & Peter’s ceremony arch which doubled as a cake table piece, to Kaylan & Anthony’s entry piece, Branching Out always delivers fantastic large floral pieces that are well-conceived and always within our clients’ budgets. We are so lucky to work with them!

MOST MEMORABLE CENTERPIECES: LUSH COUTURE FLORAL Centerpieces-Lush Couture A huge reason Significant Events is where it is today is because of the work of Lush Couture Floral. Owner Deitra Butler has elevated our wedding design and constantly teaches me more about design and color and has never ceased to impress me. She helped make the weddings of Ashley & Derrick, Saba & Sayed, Meredith & Aaron, Melissa & Nathan, Kassie & Ryan, Juliet & Craig, Ce’Ce & Alex, and Karana & John so spectacular. Such a treasured vendor partner!

Lighting-Beyond Beautiful, consistent, and forward-thinking are three words I would use to describe the work of Beyond. Their lighting design enhances our events and made the weddings of Juliet & Craig, Ashley & Derrick, Ce’Ce & Alex, Tess, & Peter, Karana & John, and Saba & Sayed shine in more ways than one!

MOST MEMORABLE CAKES: FROSTED ART Cakes-Frosted Art We have worked with Frosted Art this year more than ever before, and it has been a consistently great experience. Lead Designer Bronwen Weber’s work is elegant, innovative, and tasty! Guests were in awe at the cakes at the weddings of Juliet & Craig, Saba & Sayed, Melissa & Nathan, Jessica & Daniel, Deborah & Jeffrey, and Arwen & Ryan.

MOST MEMORABLE LINENS: BBJ LINENS Linens-BBJ Our most trusted linen vendor, BBJ provides beautiful linens for almost all of our clients. We love their variety, pricing, and excellent customer service. Check out the linens our weddings have used this year!

MOST MEMORABLE INVITATION SUITE: CE’CE & ALEX’S INVITATIONS (Significantly Said) FullSizeRender[1] For the modern, artistic, and edgy wedding design of Ce’Ce and Alex, Significantly Said designer Callie Sercey created the perfect invitation design. Aggressive and interesting fonts paired with clean lines, bold colors, and an ombre swirl pattern that became the signature of every piece looked so incredible and were the perfect complement for this wedding design.

MOST MEMORABLE CEREMONY VENUE: FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH DALLAS Ceremony Location-FUMC We have worked with First United Methodist for many years now and had 3 beautiful wedding there this year: Taylor & Matt’s, Meredith & Aaron’s, and Lori & Michael’s. The staff is helpful and professional, the sanctuary is lovely, and the location is convenient!

MOST MEMORABLE RECEPTION VENUE: NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER Reception Venue-Nasher The Nasher has always been my favorite venue in Dallas. You step into the gardens with the pretty cafe lights overhead, and you just can’t believe you are in the middle of downtown Dallas. The staff and food are superb, and it was the perfect location this year for the weddings of Taylor & Matt, Leila & Brian, and Katie & Eli.

Shaun Menary Photography Talented and creative, Shaun Menary brings his ingenuity to each and every client who works with him and Ce’Ce & Alex and Saba & Sayed were no different. Two very different couples who wanted two very different sessions, yet both turned out flawlessly.

MOST MEMORABLE WEDDING PORTRAITS: JOHN CHRISTOPHER PHOTOGRAPHYJohn Christopher Photography John Christopher Photography has been one of our go-to photographers for years now, and lead photographer John Livas’s eye for editorial work always results in beautiful portrait work such as at Tess & Peter’s wedding and the Dallas Hearing Foundation’s annual fundraiser.

MOST MEMORABLE BRIDAL PORTRAITS: SHAUN MENARY PHOTOGRAPHY Shaun Menary Photography Both fierce and chic Ce’Ce and elegant and refined Saba ended up with amazing bridal portraits thanks to the eye and direction of Shaun Menary. His work always impresses!

EE Photography We have worked with EE Photography for the first time this year, and lead photographer Erin Woolsey quickly became one of our favorites for her sharp eye to grab the most adorable candid moments. We loved looking through the images from Sarah & Brandon and Lori & Michael’s weddings.

Ben Q Photography Spinning Leaf Films is one of the best videographers we have had the privilege to work with the past few years. Owner LeVan Owens is talented, professional, and a great vendor partner. Plus, their ability to execute a fantastic Same Day Edit video is second to none and always a great treat for our guests. We had great experiences with them this year for Melissa & Nathan’s wedding and Karana & John’s wedding.

MOST MEMORABLE DJ’S: LEFORCE ENTERTAINMENTDJ's-LeForce The most trusted name in DJ’s in the DFW Metroplex, we have LeForce Entertainment in some capacity on almost every event that we do. This year we were privileged to work with their DJ’s Glenn, Ed, Wes, Dominic, Matt, James, and David. They always take great care of us, and we love having LeForce as a partner.

MOST MEMORABLE LIVE BAND: INVERSION Band-InVersion InVersion cranked up the party and brought an awesome party to the weddings of Taylor & Matt and Jenny & Alex. They have been fun to work with and a real crowdpleaser!

MOST MEMORABLE CEREMONY MUSIC: FORTE STRINGS FullSizeRender[1] This year was our first time to work with Forte Strings, and they were excellent to work with! Their music was beautiful and their musicians professional at the weddings of Deborah & Jeffrey and Tess & Peter.

FullSizeRender[1] For Melissa & Nathan’s intimate wedding of 40 guests, Arlington Hall allowed us to offer them a 6 course pre-selected menu, and it was truly delicious. Each dish was artfully presented and tastefully executed.

Officiant-Love Notes The best of the best in wedding officiants, Love Notes is truly a valued vendor for our clients. This year two of our favorite officiants, Ken Byrd and Chris Marx, functioned brilliantly as the officiants for Lee & Naser, Veronica & Dennis, Tess & Peter, and Jessica & Daniel.

MOST MEMORABLE DESTINATION VENUE: MERCURY HALL (Austin, TX)Mike Reed Photography We loved working in the charming Austin venue Mercury Hall for Veronica & Dennis’s wedding. With it’s lovely outdoor space, vintage decor, and convenient location, it is a great site that we hope to work in again.

MOST MEMORABLE SURPRISE: DAVID’S PORTRAIT REVEAL FOR ELIZABETH Picture Perfect Dallas Prior to the wedding, David told me he had the “weirdest” surprise for Elizabeth: portraits of the two things she loved most in the world – David and her cat (: I thought it was honestly adorable that he had taken the time to have these portraits made but nothing could have prepared me for seeing Elizabeth burst into happy tears at the sight of what David had made for her. It was so sweet and wonderful to see this loving couple who was so obviously made for each other.

Here’s to more amazing moments in 2015, and thank you to all of our vendors and clients who have shared these moments with us in 2014! We are so lucky to have these experiences with you! Happy New Year!
Meredith, Kelli, Elizabeth, Rachel, and Kristin

How my Fiancé Learned about Wedding Planning

Let me start this story with my wonderful boyfriend, now fiancé, is a coach and a math teacher. Seth thinks in terms of logical equations or playbooks and I love him for it. But when he started to plan his proposal, he got a small taste of what a day in my life of as a new wedding planner looks like.

For as long as I can remember 4th of July has been my favorite holiday, filled with memories of backyard barbecues, the smell of summer and sparkling explosions in the sky! So this past July when Seth told me he wanted to spend the day together and go watch a fireworks show, I didn’t think anything of it. After a day of relaxing, we headed to Kaboom Town in Addison in a borrowed truck from one of his friends. On the rooftop of the Intercontinental Hotel, during one of the best fireworks finale’s in the country, Seth said “You think those are pretty…check this out” and pulled a beautiful ring out of his pocket and proposed. What I thought what a photographer from the town of Addison, turned out to be a friend of his that captured the entire experience. Seth took my expectations for a proposal and blew them out of the sky…literally!

Great story huh? Good thing that’s not where it ends! We headed to our favorite bar to celebrate and meet his friend to give the borrowed truck back. When I walked into the room I was met with over 50 of my closest friends and family members. The word “surprised” doesn’t do that moment justice! After I cried, A LOT, and hugged as many people as I could I looked to Seth for an explanation of how he pulled this off. His response was “I had a lot of help.”

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Turns out the planning for this party started back in February and his first call was to a very close friend of mine who is also in the event planning industry. From there they created a team of friends, family and rockstar vendors to plan this party. Some of the main aspects are very similar to wedding planning, selecting a venue within a certain budget, finding food options that fit the occasion and creating the atmosphere you and your guests will enjoy most. But don’t miss the most important part of any sort of event planning – finding someone you trust to take care of all the details. Seth recognized from the beginning that he didn’t have the knowledge of the events industry to plan this to my incredibly high standards. And in order for him to enjoy the experience he had to have someone preparing and executing all the day of details.

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With a new appreciation of the world of events, Seth and I dove into to planning of our wedding…I can’t wait to share those stories with you! Watch for my next post about the mind of a wedding planner when she’s planning her OWN wedding!

Rachel Lynn

2013 Most Memorable Moments!

What a wonderful year of events it has been! 37 different events, clients, and experiences, and we have loved them all! Here are our faves for 2013!

MOST MEMORABLE BRIDAL GOWN: KATHRYN’S GOWN (Monique Lhullier for Neiman Marcus)

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John Christopher Photography
Kathryn’s lace covered gown with high neck and ribbon belt detailing was just so lovely and perfect for her frame. She looked like an elegant Grace Kelly walking down the aisle to her groom Nick.


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Lindsey Shea Photography
I absolutely loved the smoked lilac color of Meagan’s bridesmaids dresses. This was the only time this year we saw this color, and it paired beautifully with the yellow and white floral from Out of the Garden.


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Fairy Tale Photography
Paul and his groomsmen were looking sharp in their classic black tuxes with tie and vest. We got a great shot of them all sharing cigars later in the evening as well!

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AW Wedding Hair owner Angie Dawkins has been making our brides, attendants, and moms look fabulous for years, and 2013 was no exception! Bailey, Meghan, Brittany, Rachel, and Erica all looked amazing thanks to Angie and her team!

MOST MEMORABLE EVENT DESIGN: AMANDA & ROWDY’S WEDDING (The Adolphus Hotel, Beyond, Big D Party Rental, Branching Out, GBS Linens, Significantly Said, and Wildflower Linens)

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Perez Photography
Amanda & Rowdy’s summer wedding turned out so beautifully! With elegant silk & lace invitations and day of design pieces from Significantly Said, lush and gorgeous floral from Branching Out, luxurious linens from GBS and Wildflower, gold chargers and chairs from Big D Party Rental, and of course beautiful lighting surrounding the room and cascading from the ceiling by Beyond. It was a wedding to remember!

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Our favorite D.I.Y. element ever! Brittany’s father constructed this ceremony entrance out of antique family heirlooms, and the result was just breathtaking! It was the perfect way for his daughter to enter her “sanctuary” in the backyard of the home she grew up in.

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Amanda, Carlie, and Traci’s bouquets from Branching Out were full, textured, and lovely. All three ladies cried as soon as they saw them!

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We loved seeing all of the bright and beautiful bridesmaids bouquets that Lush Couture provided for our wedding parties this year. Each one was so unique and always complemented the bridesmaids’ dresses perfectly!

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From Traci and Damon’s baby’s breath altar pieces, to Carlie and Paul’s stunning ceremony arch, to Amanda and Rowdy’s full altar pieces, we loved all of the large pieces that Debby and her team at Branching Out put together for us this year!

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Year after year, wedding after wedding, I am always blown away by the work Deitra Butler of Lush Couture Floral creates for our clients. It is always gorgeous, creative, and well balanced. We are so lucky to work with her!

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We hear it time and again from our clients and we couldn’t agree more: Lighting makes all of the difference. And Beyond is the best in the biz. We love working with their team to ensure that all of our events look their very best!


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Perez Photography
We loved this beautiful and classic design from rockstar cake designer Lauren Kitchens for Amanda & Rowdy’s wedding! It went perfectly with the event design, and tasted delicious with a custom Dulce de Leche filling for Rowdy’s Hispanic heritage.


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Hampton Morrow Photography
Paul’s marlin cake looked amazing and was a big surprise for him! Guests couldn’t stop taking pictures! We love working with Sophie and the team at Panini on so many of our weddings!

MOST MEMORABLE INVITATION SUITE: TRACI & DAMON’S INVITATIONS (Significantly Said: Invitations by Significant Events)

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Callie Beth Photography
I am very proud to say that it was very hard to decide which of our invitations designs this year was my favorite. Our designer Callie Sercey has truly worked so hard and put so much effort and creativity into each and every piece she designed. We are lucky to have her on our team! The vintage “love bird” invitation suite for Traci & Damon was my favorite of the year! So many charming details.

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Both Ellis Chapel for Meghan & Don and the Main Sanctuary at Park Cities Baptist Church for Stephanie & Ajay provided an elegant and centrally located ceremony space for us. We love working with Valerie Bergstrom at PCBC and her tremendous attention to detail. Can’t wait to do more weddings there!

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The Century Ballroom at the Adolphus Hotel offers a wonderful space, neutral design, and affordability for our clients such as Bailey & Andrew, Meghan & Don, and Amanda & Rowdy, who all had their receptions there this year. And the cuisine, staff, and hospitality at the Adolphus is second to none. It’s one of our favorite venues year after year!


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Perez Photography
Always amazing Tanya & Cesar Perez provided our favorite engagement galleries this year with the photos of Nicole & Darrel and Amanda & Rowdy! We love to see the creativity in their shots and how they always make our couples look fabulous!


Allison Davis Photography
Allison Davis Photography
Allison Davis consistently delivers beautiful images of love captured at our clients’ weddings. Kara & Franklin, Sara & Joe, and Rachel & Kevin were all ecstatic to receive their cherished images and to work with such a kind and detailed professional as Allison.


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Hampton Morrow Photography
We are so excited to give this designation to Stefanie and Ben of Hampton Morrow Photography! We have worked with them for years, and it has been great to see them grow in their composition and photo-journalistic eye! Plus, they are wonderful friends and office mates at our Davenport Rd studio! We love you guys!

MOST MEMORABLE VIDEOGRAPHY: SPLENDOR FILMS (Bailey & Andrew’s Wedding Film) 5141423_300 Bailey & Andrew’s Highlight Film Another vendor we are so fortunate to have watched grow throughout the years. We had not had the chance to work with Jeff & Amanda at Splendor Films since 2011, and WOW were we blown away by how much they have grown over the years! Bailey & Andrew’s film is so lovely and moving, and still makes me cry whenever I see it!

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We completed our 30th event this year with Glenn as the DJ, and he continues to do a wonderful job for our clients. I’m so lucky to call him one of my best friends and a trusted colleague! He and his team at LeForce Entertainment are always there to lend a hand and are part of almost every event we do.

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Yay! Our favorite new party band! Empire 6 absolutely brought the house down at the weddings of Meghan & Don and Erin & Matt! We love working with them and their sister band IDT. They are great friends and great performers!


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Hampton Morrow Photography
Serenata Strings provides the musical accompaniment to the majority of our wedding ceremonies, and they always do an excellent job at an affordable price!


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The Minnericks Photography
Executive Chef Scott Romano provided the best wedding meal I have ever had at the wedding of Lisa & Tim! A series of 30 small plates featuring cuisine from Lisa & Tim’s favorite travel destinations delighted the taste buds of every guest. And it was an extra treat to watch Scott and his crew prepare the meal in the couple’s expansive kitchen.

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My mouth waters every time that Tart Bakery is part of our events! They create beautiful pastry that looks as good as it tastes, and we loved working with them so often this year!

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Marty Younkin and his staff of wedding officiants at Love Notes are the best around. They consistently provide a quality service with a kind & compassionate heart. We are fortunate to call them colleagues!


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Crosswhite Photography
Hands down, one of our most trusted and valued vendor partners. Whether it is buses, towncars, or limos, no matter how big or small the job, Wynne Transportation delivers every time, and this year was no exception!


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Ben Q Photography
My favorite surprise we were able to help a client execute this year was Cara’s surprise for Jonathan. She had 2 jerseys made in honor of his favorite soccer team, The Liverpool Football Club. Through Significantly Said, we created these custom “send off” flags using the FC Liverpool logo and transforming it to match the wedding design. It was such a fun surprise to see come together!

Thank you to all of our valued vendors and clients who have made this year so memorable! We can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store and what significant memories it will bring! Cheers!
Meredith, Kelli, Elizabeth, Rachel, & Callie