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Kathryn & Nick’s Wedding Featured in Brides of North Texas

Nothing makes us happier than sharing a beautiful wedding…and Fridays of course! With the help of wedding planner Meredith Commender, Kathryn and Nick’s celebration at The Room on Main was one for the books. The day was packed with sweet sentiments, lush florals from Lush Couture Floral and lots of fun and laughter. One of our favorite details were the hand-sewn signs for the back of the bride and groom chairs. Kathryn’s mother surprised the couple with the signs that read “Avere” and “Tenere” which means “to have” and “to hold” in Italian — a nod to Nick’s Italian heritage. Kathryn looked simply stunning in her Monique Lhuillier lace gown from The Bridal Salon at Neiman Marcus. Another fun detail? You may recognize one of the groomsmen as the Dallas Mavericks’ very own Dirk Nowitzki!


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Amanda Ihler & Drew Neagle Featured in DWeddings!

The bride knew she wanted her favorite shade of purple to play a major role in their decor, so planner, Meredith Commender, blended lace, crystals, and touches of green and pink for a rich and glamorous vibe throughout the ceremony and reception at Bass Hall. When the happy couple looks back on the whirlwind of fun from that night, one of their favorite moments involved Drew being led up on stage to join their band in singing a ZZ Top song. After saying their goodbyes, the smiling pair exited the building through a parade of brightly colored confetti and waved as they rode away in a horse drawn carriage.

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Erin & Matt’s Wedding featured in The Knot!

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Erin and Matt were married in a stunning, historical library in the heart of downtown Houston, TX. The fact that the couple both love to read as well as Erin’s career as a teacher made this a perfect location. The ceremony was held in one of the library’s lovely rooms with gorgeous peach, green, and white floral flanking the altar where groomsmen and bridesmaids dressed in taupe stood to witness this union. Read More »

Meghan Meehan & Don Shannon Featured in DWeddings!

Meghan and Don met at All Saints Presbyterian Church in Austin back in March of 2011. Don was putting away signs after helping to direct the post-service traffic and paused to say hello to Meghan as she was walking to her car. They emailed back and forth for the next two weeks while Meghan was out of town before finally setting off on their first date.

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Significant Events of Texas has been published on Junebug Weddings

Junebug Weddings featured Significant Events of Texas in What Junebug Loves!

Soft, feminine and completely dreamy, bride Stephanie’s bridal style exudes a loveliness beyond words. Shades of pink and creamy white provide the perfect palette for a spring wedding – and the floral crown and bouquet by Deitra Butler of Lush Couture Floral tie everything together flawlessly. Get ready to swoon over these exquisite photos from Taylor Lord Photography!


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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