Archives for May 2011
Remember when we shared with you about the sweet treat of judging the Texas Wedding Guide’s 2nd Annual Platinum Cake Competition here? Wedding videographer Randy Ro Entertainment captured the festive event and has whittled the evening down to a super-fun 12-minute video highlight for your viewing pleasure.
In case you never got a chance to check out the great pics from the evening, you can enjoy those here.
What fun it is to relive that spectacular evening! Caution, this video may induce sugar cravings!
|Florists, entertainers, photographers and more gathered to watch the wedding.|
As is only fitting for a wedding-centric business, last Friday, Stardust hosted a Royal Wedding Viewing Party for several of our beloved vendors and wedding industry friends. After all, not many can appreciate the pomp and circumstance that accompanies a royal wedding like those in the biz! It was such a blast to relax and enjoy THE wedding with fellow wedding professionals; a nice change to be a “guest” rather than working the event as so many of us do! Everyone had a great time watching the wedding unfold as we were FINALLY privy to all of the glorious details that were kept secret for so long!
|Luscious cake by Romano’s|
Many of our guests donned hats as we sipped tea and noshed on fabulous finger sandwiches, fruit & cheese and chocolate dipped strawberries. Romano’s Bakery provided a lovely and delicious cake for the occasion. The party was such a fun way to thank our friends who we work with regularly but who rarely have the opportunity to actually visit our salons.
And of course any brides who were fortunate enough to visit our West Plano salon during this special event were invited to join us as well. We want to say a special “thanks” to Sil Azevedo who captured many special moments from our magical celebration.
|Brits love their hats; our guests followed suit and topped off their ensembles with them!|
|The “guard” that welcomed our guests|
|Jay Cooper of Ducky Bob’s waves the Union Jack at event designer Travis Lee Moore.|
|What’s more royal than fine china, a lovely blue and toile?|
|Enthralled with the wedding of the century!|
|Travis Lee Moore with our own Michelle Green, who planned this fun event for our friends.|
|Brandi McComb of band ZuZu Peddals and Carol Marks are positively dignified!|
Check out an entire album of more fun pics here!
And thanks also to Wills and Kate for a gorgeous wedding and for providing a wonderful excuse for us to get together with friends! Cheers!
Last year we had the privilege of working with a precious couple that culminated in a beautiful wedding between Laura and Jonathan at the end of January. The couple met at OU…and Jonathan knew he wanted to marry Laura the night he met her! (We heart those stories!)
A few short years later the couple was celebrating their love through an elegant wedding ceremony at the classic Perkins Chapel and a color- and music-drenched reception at the incomparable Ritz Carlton! We adored the color palate of hot pink, gold and cream – fresh AND elegant! This sweet couple is really into music and they had it woven throughout the night, from the unexpected twist in their ceremony processional and incredible piano tunes during cocktails to the amazing Emerald City during the reception and a dance-till-you-drop after party.
Some of our favorite special touches from this beautiful and fun event include:
• bagpiper Don Shannon escorting the groom and his gents into the chapel
• the display at the reception of the bride’s new cowboy boots engraved with her married monogram and wedding date
• the entrance of guests (many from New York and Jersey) into the ballroom to the tune of New York, New York, and
• the awesome after party in “Club One Twenty-Two” with the remarkable Tommy Evans.
Here a just a few shots capturing the memorable evening from one of our fave photographers, Vim Studios!
A HUGE “thank you” to our wonderful vendors who helped bring this magical day together:
Bagpiper: Don Shannon
Ceremony: Perkins Chapel
Cocktail Hour Pianist: Luana Stoutmeyer, Encore Productions
DJ/Emcee: Tommie Evans, Specialty Sound
Floral Designer: The Garden Gate
Lighting: Absolute Lighting
Linen Rentals: BBJ Linen
Reception: The Ritz Carlton Hotel
Reception Band: Emerald City
Photo Booth: BoothBooth by F8
Photographer: Vim Studio
Transportation: Blue Diamond Limousines
Videographer: Sonrise Video
Wedding Planning: StarDust Celebrations, Marsha Ballard-French, CMWP, assisted by Staci Freeman, CWP, and Evie Cozart, TWP