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Dawson and Page Clark | Dallas Wedding | Dallas Wedding Coordinator

Dawson and Page married on a beautiful spring day that could not have gone more perfectly. The ceremony progressed without a hitch (well maybe just one) and was followed by a magazine worthy reception, which is fitting considering the mother of the bride, Margaret Stafford, is a publisher of one of Dallas’ most prominent magazines. Page traded her lace capelet and veil for a single orchid so that she could join her guests comfortably as they danced the night away amidst a stunning view of downtown Dallas.  The night ended too soon with a sparkler exit and a taco truck to greet guests with a midnight snack as they waited for their cars. Dawson and Page truly thought of everything to ensure their guests had a night to remember!

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A special thanks to the following vendors…

Ceremony: Church of the Incarnation

Coordination: Events by Shelbi Rene

Reception: The Room on Main

Catering: CN Catering

Linens: Seat by Design

Florist: Junior at Garden Gate

Transportation: VIP Limousines and Sedan Services

Band: Cuvee, Absolute Entertainment

Photographer: George Fiala Photography

Videographer: Beyond

Lighting: LeForce Entertainment

Rentals: Todd Events

Hair: Sam Figueroa

Make-Up: Kate Conkey

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Bri’s Broadway Bound Bat Mitzvah | Dallas Bat Mitzvah Coordinator

When I met with Bri’s parents to help plan her Bat Mitzvah, I was ecstatic to meet a family with a knack for coordination. Throughout the process, it was evident the love and pride they felt for their daughter and it certainly showed on the night of her ceremony and reception.

Bri’s Bat Mitzvah theme was “Broadway Bound” and with that came decadent Broadway-themed centerpieces with Playbills as tables numbers and VIP pass escort cards for guests to wear. The night began with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while guests awaited the arrival of the guest-of-honor, who had no idea what to expect upon arrival. Unbeknownst to Bri, her parents had planned for her to be the celebrity of the night, so when she arrived she was shocked as she was greeted with a red carpet, adoring fans and paparazzi flashes. Afterward guests were ushered into the theater where Bri and her parents were announced on stage in true celebrity fashion. The guests watched a video prepared by Bri’s father and the candle lighting ceremony began immediately after, with Bri’s closest family and friends joining her on stage to light each of her 13 candles. Guests enjoyed dinner, dancing and a photo booth for the rest of the night and to top it all off: an ice cream sundae buffet! It was truly a memorable event captured by the talented Tod Margolis.

I was not a part of the coordination for her ceremony earlier that day but wanted to include the pictures to show you what a wonderful family with whom I had the pleasure of working.



A special thank you to the following vendors that helped make this event a success…

Event Design/ Coordination: Events by Shelbi Rene
Venue: Lewisville Grand Theater
Photography: Margolis Photography
DJ: Mark Tresnicky
Catering: G Texas Catering
Photo Booth: Allure Event Rentals



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Kendra’s Lingerie Shower | Dallas Event Planner

Last Fall we threw a French Boudoir themed lingerie shower (aka personal shower) for my sweet cousin Kendra. In the South, lingerie showers are as common as bridal showers but the inspiration is still quite limited online so I was excited for the challenge to come up with something unique.

Photos courtesy of The Three Photography.

 
 
DÉCOR:

I knew I wanted to use drawers on the food table as well as present a bedroom type look for the table and surrounding area. I raided my mom’s house for shabby chic drawers and lined the inside with scrapbook paper in pastel hues. I then stacked the drawers and added tulle and candles to romance the setting. I hung sheer curtains to give the illusion of a canopy bed and tied tulle ribbon to white strung lights to resemble stars. I also incorporated lace to tie back to the lingerie theme. We displayed the food in the drawers and when the guest of honor began opening her gifts, we removed the food and displayed the gifts in the drawers for guests to view.

FOOD:
The menu included Pumpkin Spice Lattes upon arrival. In the drawers we displayed hors d’oeuvres such as corn dip, zucchini slices and fruit and cheese trays. For dessert we offered homemade Nutella Cheesecake in chocolate cups and an assortment of La Madeline bakery items. We presented most of the food in individual servings to give the impression that the food had been professionally prepared.

GAME:
At her bridal shower a few weeks prior, I interviewed Kendra’s closest friends and family with questions about her and her fiancé’s relationship. At the lingerie shower, we played the video for entertainment while Kendra opened her gifts. I also interviewed Kendra and Patrick with the same questions and played their responses at the end. Watching someone open lingerie can be slightly awkward so the video helped lighten the mood. Below are the questions I asked:

How did Kendra and Patrick meet?
When did Kendra and Patrick start dating?
Who made the first move?
Who said “I love you” first?
Who will be in control of the checkbook?
Who spends more money?
When should Kendra and Patrick start having kids?
Who has the crazier family, Kendra or Patrick?
Where should Kendra and Patrick go on their honeymoon?
What is your advice for the best way to work out a disagreement?
Any other advice for the newlyweds?

PARTY FAVORS:
We made Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub to put in mini mason jars and tied with lace and a spoon for guests to take home as a party favor. There are several recipes online but we used the following for 30 small jars:

8 Cups of Brown Sugar
4 Cups of Granulated Sugar
8 Tablespoons of Pumpkin Pie Spice
4 Cups of Vegetable Oil

A special thanks to all of the hostesses who helped with the shower: Aubrey, Chanea, Krista, Chandra, Brittany, Rachel, Emily, Amy, Ashton and Lauren!

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Austin and Courtney Goolsby | McKinney Wedding | McKinney Wedding Coordinator

Boots, branches, burlap and a side of fried chicken and you’ve got the recipe for Austin and Courtney’s fabulous upscale rustic wedding.

The venue, formally an authentic textile cotton mill, was charming and vintage with cascading waterfalls, exposed brick and wood-beamed ceilings. Courtney wanted her wedding to be rustic and elegant but also wanted guests to have a good time. At the reception, most guests crowded the dance floor while others returned for seconds catered by Babe’s Chicken. You can’t go wrong when you’re catering Babe’s. You just can’t. Courtney and her dad started off the party with their own spin on the traditional father/daughter dance, complete with a choreographed dance to their own upbeat mix.

I also want to give Courtney a shout out for her wedding-day look. Her updo had to be one of my favorite wedding hairstyles of all time…certainly Pinterest worthy.

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Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Goolsby!

A special thanks to the following vendors….
Coordination: Events by Shelbi Rene
Ceremony/Reception: The Cotton Mill
Photography: Erica Joyce Photography
Rentals: Ducky Bobs
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Baby Headbands | Baby Shower Activity

I’m not a big “games” person, especially when it comes to baby showers. I prefer activities such as decorating onesies or writing prayers or scripture for the baby so when I saw this idea on Hostess with the Mostess I wanted to blog about it immediately so I would never forget. This particular baby shower was Paris themed and although the entire shower was simply adorable, I loved their activity the most(ess): making headbands for the baby!

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via HWTM

One of the hostesses actually made these bows ahead of time but depending on your guests, you could set out a picture or tutorials for different bows and let guests choose which bows they want to make. I just love the little pink tags they made to attach to each headband so you know who made it. That would come in handy when sending thank you notes or when taking photos of the baby wearing the headbands.

Now I know what you’re thinking, this only works for a girl baby shower, but what if for a boy baby shower you made bow ties to clip onto onesies? For gender neutral baby showers, why not have your guests make pacifier clips? In fact, the headbands, bow ties and pacifier clips require a lot of the same materials so making two at the same shower could also be an option. I am just loving this crafting trend at showers. Hooray for hot glue!