TOP 5 | NEUTRAL PALETTES

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TOP 5 | NEUTRAL PALETTES

We’ve gathered together the top five neutral color palettes that showcase the beauty in simplicity. We love how one can stick to their natural roots, while also creating a unique and detailed style.

  1. GOLD

Photography –  Sébastien Boudot

Photography – Sébastien Boudot

Photography –  Sébastien Boudot

Photography – Sébastien Boudot

2. BLUSH

Photography –  Ivy Road Photography

Photography – Ivy Road Photography

Photography –  Ivy Road Photography

Photography – Ivy Road Photography

3. WHITE

Photography –  Maggie Grace Photography

Photography – Maggie Grace Photography

Photography –  Maggie Grace Photography

Photography – Maggie Grace Photography

4. GREEN

Photography –  Don + Helen

Photography – Don + Helen

Photography –  Don + Helen

Photography – Don + Helen

5. ROSE GOLD

Photography –  Karra Leigh Photo

Photography – Karra Leigh Photo

Photography –  Karra Leigh Photo

Photography – Karra Leigh Photo

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INSPIRED BY | MATTE BLACK

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INSPIRED BY | MATTE BLACK

Here’s to all of my non-traditional couples! Generally, when people think of weddings, they think bright colors, white dresses, and gold or silver flatware. But we’ve been loving the growing trend of adding matte black elements into a wedding. Weddings with hints of black don’t have to always be dark and edgy. By adding touches of light and soft florals can really create a modern and sophisticated vibe. Whether you’re vibe is dark and dreamy, modern and sophisticated, or boho and trendy, these beautiful photos are just the inspiration you need!

Photo |  Adam Barnes

Photo | Adam Barnes

Photo |  Sarah Ascanio

We’re pretty much obsessed with adding matte black to all things wedding. What are your thoughts on the matter?

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VENDOR INTERVIEW | TAYLOR OLIVARES

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VENDOR INTERVIEW | TAYLOR OLIVARES

Today we’re sitting down with hair and makeup artist, Taylor Olivares of Taylor Glam. Taylor is Dallas-based and specializes in bridal + wedding day makeup.

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What are five words that describe you/your brand?

Dependable, creative, bright, efficient, and energetic.

How/when did you enter the industry?

I entered the industry in 2016, first working as a intern for another makeup artist while also taking on a few gigs on the side mostly doing photoshoot makeup for various photographers in DFW.

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What should a bride look for when shopping around for a HMUA?

When looking for a HMUA for your wedding day, you should really first determine your personal style. For example, you may love the look of dramatic makeup on others, however, for yourself you might prefer a natural look.  After you determine your style, you should look for someone with a good reputation,  reviews, solid portfolio and someone who is willing to take the time to get to know you and your personal style.  Always remember if the price seems too good to be true, it most likely is.

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What can a bride expect to pay?
A bride should expect to pay anywhere around $275-$575 for their own hair and makeup and anywhere from $125-$200 per person for the bridal party. I get asked quiet a bit why the bride’s cost is higher than everyone else's and that is because of the time and detail it takes to handle the bride and bridal party. A good makeup artist will speak to their bride several times prior to the event date to ensure they understand the bride’s wants and needs on their big day. In addition, the lead makeup artist is ultimately responsible for the entire bridal party even if their assistants are the ones working on the bridesmaids.

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What is something you wish brides knew before booking a hair and makeup artist?

I wish more brides understood that ultimately you get what you pay for.  I’ve had many brides contact me the day of their wedding upset and crying that their makeup artist canceled on them last minute. This has become a recent issue as social media has made it easier to locate what I like to call  “fake up artists”. A “fake up artist” is someone who is not professional but offers services for lower prices. In addition to risking a no call no show, you are also risking hygienic and sanitary type issues as they most likely did not invest in any proper training on disinfecting their kit. Another red flag would be if your makeup artist does not provide a written contract or have standard rates.

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Why should a bride hire a professional instead of doing it themselves?

Well, the reason is really simple. An industry professional is trained on techniques to highlight your best features and also disguise possibly less flattering features. It is just a myth that brides have a natural glow on their wedding day and the makeup artist is the secret recipe behind the “glow”.

ALL PHOTOS PROVIDED BY TAYLOR OLIVARES

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TIPS | HAPPY BRIDES HIRE WEDDING PLANNERS

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TIPS | HAPPY BRIDES HIRE WEDDING PLANNERS

Photo:  Valeriia Bugaiova

Photo: Valeriia Bugaiova

Regardless of the size of your dream wedding, if you, dear Bride, want to enjoy your engagement and your wedding, hiring a wedding planner is the best thing you can do! Even for those of us who are incredibly organized and love planning events aided by numerous color-coded spreadsheets, planning a wedding can be a daunting task. Here we share why hiring a great wedding planner will make you the happiest bride.

Photo: Frans Hulet

Photo: Frans Hulet

A wedding planner will get to know you, your vision, and budget. This will allow the planner to give you the best vendor recommendations for your event, and to save you from the rabbit hole of endless internet searches that can lead you quick frustration. Finding a quality vendor, who is available on your desired wedding date and who is also within your budget, is not an easy feat. Let your planner deal with that while you go grab a latte and find your perfect wedding shoes. 

Photo: Rawpixel

Photo: Rawpixel

You will get to enjoy the fun part of wedding planning! Go shopping for your dream dress, go cake tasting with your future spouse, and pick your honeymoon destination! Kiss the stress of calling vendors, responding to dozens (or, yes, hundreds) of emails, keeping up with contracts, logistics, and spreadsheets goodbye! 

Photo: Andoso

Photo: Andoso

You can enjoy your wedding because you have hired a professional to take care of you, your loved ones, and every detail of your once-in-a-lifetime day. A good wedding planner will craft your event with the utmost care, and if something were to go wrong you're likely to never find out. Talk about pure wedded bliss! Wedding planners are wizards; let them work their magic. 

Photo: Rawpixel

Photo: Rawpixel

You can focus on preparing for marriage which will last much longer than your wedding. Oftentimes, couples get wrapped up in wedding planning and forget to prepare for married life. Talks about guest lists, seating charts, and money can leave a couple, not only exhausted, but disconnected from to the true reason behind the big party. Hiring a wedding planner will allow you and your partner to enjoy your engagement and spend quality time planning your future together. 

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MEET THE TEAM | #CCGIRLGANG

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MEET THE TEAM | #CCGIRLGANG

OF COURSE, WE ADORE THE PRETTY LITTLE DETAILS AND A GOOD DANCE PARTY, BUT OUR OBSESSIONS GOES A LITTLE BEYOND THAT.

We love the logistics that make an event run smoothly. We love the high of seeing a party that has been months (maybe years) in the making finally come together. And most importantly, we love the idea of two people deciding on forever. Yeah, we're totally down with that.

We are also of the belief that you only need three things to have a wedding: a loving partner, an officiant, and some special people to witness. That. is. it. Once you've got those, everything else is just icing on the cake. (If you even want a cake! Personally, we'd never turn down a wedding pie or donut!)

We're not out to sell you a bunch of junk you don't need or push our style down your throat. We will be your biggest advocates, your sounding board, and your first line of defense against any stress and craziness. Because you deserve to be fully present on your wedding day.

Basically, our aim is to help you throw a kick-ass party that feels like you and have fun in the process.

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MEGAN

Megan is a girl with a pretty serious party (and flower!) obsession. She studied Hospitality Management at the University of North Texas and spent her college years exploring various facets of the event industry including event coordination and dessert catering.

Celebrate Dallas is her love letter to every couple out there craving a simple wedding planning process with plenty of laughs along the way.

When she's not playing with flowers or updating her youtube channel, you can probably find her on the couch with her math-teacher husband and pups watching Parks & Rec or The Office.

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CAITLIN

Born in California but calling Dallas her “forever home", Caitlin has a unique imagination and creative style that she utilizes to help her couples create their own beautiful weddings together. As a successful event planner, she has designed + coordinated numerous events and weddings with a variety of vibrant designs.

She currently has 3 cats but desperately wants a puppy (or maybe another kitten) and almost exclusively drinks Dr. Pepper. If she’s not making lists or responding to emails, you can find her in Deep Ellum with friends sipping on a Modelo or catching the newest movie at the Drafthouse.

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DIANA

Diana is an obsessive creator who has an endless desire to make all things lovely. She is a self-diagnosed Instagram addict and an avid high heel collector. As a crazy dog lady, she believes that every business in the world should be dog-friendly.

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RACHELLE

Rachelle is researcher and fundraiser who enjoys seeing a project from start to finish. This researcher also has a creative side and gravitates towards a clean, modern aesthetic. Rachelle will jump at any opportunity to unplug and spend time outside!

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KIARA

Kiara is an ambitious+ creative Texan by birth and Hoosier by heart. She's got an intense attention to detail and love for all things pretty, gold, and well-manicured. Professionally, she spends her days laughing and learning as a teacher to 86 young but, mighty fourth graders deep in the heart of Dallas. Personally, she spends her time thinking out loud, starting conversations about NCAA basketball, and enjoying good food and better books.

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DAFNI

Dafni is a lover of all things design and beauty, both of which reflect perfectly in flowers. Before her 3 amazing kids came along, she studied business in college and is excited to have ended up in an industry so full of love and pretty things! When she's not wrangling kids or elbow-deep in flowers, Dafni enjoys unwinding with a good workout, movie and glass of wine.

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EMILY

Emily is a recent graduate from Texas Tech University, where she studied Petroleum Engineering. She found her passion for weddings when she planned her own in November and now there’s no looking back! She loves exploring new coffee shops and binge watching The Office.

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KELLY

Kelly is a recent college grad passionate about all things pretty: pretty pictures, pretty places, pretty words, and especially pretty weddings! She’s a recent college grad from the University of North Texas where she studied Education. Kelly spends most of her time writing about or doing makeup for weddings but in her free time she enjoys true crime podcasts, Veronica Mars, and a good photo op!

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MARIA

Maria is an editor who spends her days perfecting and refining educational texts before they reach children across America. She has a creative eye for design and fell in love with the beauty and complexity of weddings after planning her own earlier in 2018. Maria loves spending her free time outdoors with her husband Aaron and their rescue pup, Bodhi.

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