Lucky in Love Dinner

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On March 17th, we were lucky enough to host a dinner and discussion for a group of wedding professionals called, American Association of Certified Wedding Planners, or AACWP.   When their previously planned location fell through, we jumped at the chance to host this dinner and it just so happened to fall on St. Patty’s!!   We love a good themed event , so we jumped in to planning what we call an “Elegant Irish” affair.   Guests were greeted by a real Irish bagpiper courtesy of Absolute DFW.  Once they entered our foyer, Uptown Violins serenaded cocktail hour with beautiful Irish tunes.   As guests entered the Great Hall, they were in awe of the unique table setup to create a perfect atmosphere for a discussion on inspiration.  Look no further for inspiration than amazing & bright floral creations from Three Branches Floral.  We met these sweet sisters on a tour of Arlington Hall and we just knew they would be a perfect fit for our Elegant Irish dinner.  They took our ideas, ran with it and we are so glad we trusted them!   It’s Your Night set the glowing lighting that featured the entire room & decor so perfectly.  The beautiful wooden tables, gold chairs, green china, gold flatware and crystal stemware from Ducky Bob’s couldn’t have complimented our theme better!

Our Chef outdid himself with an amazing Elegant Irish 4 course dinner.   Guests noshed on an Irish charcuterie as welcoming remarks began.  Second course was our take on an Irish Flag; Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Grilled Pear, Orange and Walnuts in a Lemon Dijon Dressing-so yummy!   Third course was equally as tasty with Irish Butter Poached Seabass, Spinach Risotto, Sweet Potato Crisps and Tri-color Baby Carrots.   But we think we saved the best for last with our dessert trio!   Shamrock Shake with Bailey’s Mint, Mini Whiskey Bundt Cake with Irish Cream, and Orange Mouse in a Clementine Cup with Mint that we are still dreaming about!!   Guests regretfully departed but didn’t leave empty-handed as Frosted Art created adorable petit fours embellished with the Claddagh.  It is a symbol of love and relationship status in Ireland, so it couldn’t have more fitting for a group of wedding planners!

Kathryn+Mario

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Words can’t begin to describe the beauty and sentiment of this wedding!   It took 2 days to create the amazing ceremony and reception tents from Sandone and it was well worth the wait.  Katherine Mathes and her team easily guided our sweet couple, Kathryn and Mario, to a fabulous team of vendors to ensure a perfect day.  We loved the tent shot above so much that F8 Studios was kind enough to send us a print to proudly display in our offices!  From the stunning ceremony paper flower backdrop and to the enormous flowering branch and hydrangea designs in the tent and Great Hall, Branching Out Events wowed all of the lucky guests with their talent.   Tulu’s Gluten Free Bakery made the fabulous cake which was featured directly under the stunning Maria chandelier from Beyond.   The dance floor was packed as soon as Limelight Band came on stage and got everyone in a groovy mood.   Departure was a surprise for all the guests as fireworks exploded in the Texas sky to end the party with a bang!

A Fabulous Brunch Wedding

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Last January, we hosted one of the most colorful weddings with an awesome & fun family!   Helen and Lawson had a gorgeous brunch wedding reception with us and 400 of their closest friends and family and they couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather!   Of course the day was executed flawlessly with lead planner, Hannah Kohler of DFW Events at the helm.   The Garden Gate outdid themselves with bright colors, contemporary design and a myriad of blooms in every corner of the hall!   Balloon City decked out this fun clear tent from Sandone and the side tent even had a face painter for the kids, but then our free-spirited bride got her face painted too!   Perez Photography outdid themselves with the fabulous images and one of our favorites is of the tasty Panini Cakes!

Decking The Hall For The Holidays

It’s most wonderful, and busiest, time of the year!

IT’S HOLIDAY SEASON!

While we couldn’t possibly post pictures from every single fabulous event we’ve hosted this season, we’ve picked one of our favorites to share!

Of COURSE, it’s beautiful and breathtaking and ethereal and beautiful because it was designed by TODD Events. Always a pleasure!

[Photography by Perez Photography]

Haunting of Arlington Hall

One of our favorite parts about being in the events industry is the creativity that walks through our doors. We have the honor of working with designers and coordinators who are the creme de la creme of their field and they continue to blow us away with how they can transform our space.

This year, we had the privilege of working with Tom Addis of Tom Addis Productions on an extravagant, over-the-top, beautiful, amazing Halloween party. Tom and his team took two days to turn our southern space into a haunted home. Check it out below!

 

[Thank you to John Cain Photography, BBJ Linens, and The Garden Gate]

Our Top 5 Favorite Designers From New York Bridal Fashion Week . 2014

It’s that glorious time of the year when all of the established, esteemed and emerging designers reveal the newest, most cutting-edge trends in bridal couture.

We took on the nearly impossible task of whittling down to our top five favorite designers from this year’s Fashion Week.

5. Reem Acra

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4. Austin Scarlett

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3. Claire Pettibone

 

 

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>>See more from Bridal Fashion Week!

2. Inbal Dror

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1. Galia Lahav

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