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Working with Millennials

Meredith was a guest on This Week In Weddings talking about:

  • The history and period of time that shaped this generation
  • How parenting styles changed over time, and how this change affecting Millennials behavior
  • Communicating with Millennials
  • The strengths Millennials have when it comes to collaboration and brainstorming
  • Some of the biggest challenges you might face when employing Millennials
  • Changes you can make today to your website to better appeal to Millennials

Working with Millennials: This Week In Weddings – Episode 54

2017’s Most Memorable Moments

Our busiest year ever! With 57 events completed, we are so proud of the great year 2017 has been. Here are our Most Memorable Moments!

MOST MEMORABLE BRIDAL GOWN: CHRISTINE’S GOWN (Hailey Paige)
Christine’s feminine and flouncy Hailey Paige gown was stunning from top to bottom with delicate lace detailing and modern back design. It was the perfect gown for our beautiful bride!

MOST MEMORABLE GOWN CHANGE: SHARON’S CEREMONY & RECEPTION GOWNS Sharon’s two looks for her wedding day were both reflective of her Christian faith and Indian culture, and she looked beautiful in both!

MOST MEMORABLE BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES: LINDSEY’S BRIDESMAIDS Mix and match bridesmaids’ dresses done right! We loved Lindsey’s bridesmaids’ mixed jewel tones paired with their bohemian bouquets.

MOST MEMORABLE GROOM’S PARTY ATTIRE: NICK & HIS GROOMSMENNothing beats a classic tuxedo on a group of handsome gents. Nick and his groomsmen epitomized this look on Nick & Becca’s big day.

MOST MEMORABLE HAIR & MAKE-UP: AW WEDDING HAIR It’s always a day of beauty when our brides work with Angie Williams of AW Wedding Hair and she provides classic glamour services to our bridal parties such as those this year for Blayne, Dani, Carley, Parker, Rachel, and Katie P.

MOST MEMORABLE WEDDING DESIGN: CHRISTIE & BLAKE’S WEDDING (Union Station, Kate Foley Designs, Beyond, Lawson’s Event Rental, BBJ Linen, Bella Acento, Fauxcades, Significantly Said) Christie and Blake’s wedding was elegant perfection complete with ivory and gold letterpress invitations by Significantly Said; lovely green and white floral arrangements by Kate Foley; ivory, gold, and velvet linens by BBJ, lounge furniture and stage design by Bella Acento & Fauxcades, and lighting to highlight everything by Beyond. Definitely one of our favorite wedding designs of all time!

MOST MEMORABLE ROOM TRANSFORMATION: HEIN’S 40th ANNIVERSARY PARTY AT CAVANAUGH FLIGHT MUSEUM (Astounding Sounds, Shag Carpet) We completely transformed a hangar at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum into a colorful and festive environment for Hein’s Anniversary Party thanks to lighting from Astounding Sounds and decor from Shag Carpet!

MOST MEMORABLE SOUTH ASIAN WEDDING: NINA & ALEX’S WEDDING (Union Station, One Event Decor by Nalini, DJ Riz Entertainment, Wolfgang Puck Catering, Edmonson Photography, MNMFoto Videography, Happy Trails Carriage, Vindu Catering, Sugar Bee Sweets, Our Place Catering, Significantly Said) Nina and Alex had a full day of celebration for 400 guests including a baraat, Hindu ceremony, luncheon, dinner, and reception with loads of beautiful decor, great food, and a blast of a party!

MOST MEMORABLE CORPORATE EVENT: TRITON DME’S 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY ARABIAN NIGHTS EXTRAVAGANZA (Prashe, CN Catering, Beyond, Shag Carpet, Lakeview Bakery, LeForce Entertainment, B3 Entertainment, Authentic Belly Dancing Entertainment, Blow Hookah, D&L Protective Services, Dirty Little Freaks Band, Krauzian Images, KM Henna Artistry, Premier Transportation, Significantly Said, Victory Photo & Video) What a party! We celebrated TritonDME’s 5th Anniversary with an over-the-top Arabian Nights themed celebration at the CEO’s home complete with a camel and monkey for photo opportunities, hookah lounge, henna artistry, fortune telling, palm reading, incredible themed decor, and fabulous food and entertainment. It was a party the guests will not soon forget!

MOST MEMORABLE CHARITABLE EVENT: DALLAS HEARING FOUNDATION’S 9th ANNUAL FUNDRAISER So wonderful to be part of this event for the last 9 years! Our gala this year focused on the feelings of joy, hope, empowerment, faith, resolve, determination, and success that DHF provides to its recipients year after year. Bright colors and bright smiles as we raised money for this noteworthy cause punctuated the evening.

MOST MEMORABLE SOCIAL EVENT: DAVID’S RETIREMENT PARTY (Park City Club, Justin Cash Trio, Haute Floral, Frosted Art, BBJ Linen, Significantly Said, John Christopher Photography) Such a special party to be part of, celebrating David’s career and life in style. It was an emotional and beautiful evening for David and his family!

MOST MEMORABLE EVENT DECOR: PRASHE The team at Prashe provided exceptional decor for a wide range of our events this year including Triton DME’s 5th Anniversary Party, Tareen & Shumon’s Wedding, Rita & Eric’s Wedding, and Karla & Julian’s Wedding.

MOST MEMORABLE EVENT FURNITURE: SHAG CARPET We love working with the folks at Shag Carpet for all kinds of event decor, but this year they were standouts with great lounge furniture pieces for Hein’s 40th Anniversary, Stream Realty’s Broker Appreciation Event, and Karla & Julian’s rehearsal dinner.

MOST MEMORABLE D.I.Y.: BROOKE & KYLEN’S WEDDING Our graphic designer bride Brooke did a beautiful job for her wedding design creating letterpressed invitations, table numbers, escort cards, and signage. Additionally, Brooke’s family created their own S’mores station for a fun dessert for guests!

MOST MEMORABLE BRIDAL BOUQUETS: PETALS COUTURE Such beautiful bouquets for our brides Blayne, Brooke, Stephanie, and Jennifer to carry this year courtesy of Petals Couture. We loved all of the pieces designer Emily created this year for us!

MOST MEMORABLE BRIDESMAIDS’ BOUQUETS: KATE FOLEY DESIGNS Such pretty bouquets always for our bridesmaids from Kate Foley, including these this year for the bridesmaids of Christie, Shannon, and Katie P.!

MOST MEMORABLE CENTERPIECES: HAUTE FLORAL So many gorgeous centerpieces this year from designer Kristen Wolchik of Haute Floral. We loved the pieces she produced for the reception designs of Dani & Chris, Tareen & Shumon, Ashley & Kelsey, and Jerri & Tom as well as for David’s Retirement Party and the DHF Gala.

MOST MEMORABLE LARGE SCALE FLORAL: LUSH COUTURE FLORAL Spectacular altars and other large scale pieces were created this year for our weddings courtesy of designer Deitra Butler at Lush Couture Floral. We were wowed by the pieces she designed for the weddings of Laiken & Tanner, Felicia & Kyle, Parker & John, and Sarah & Kevin!

MOST MEMORABLE HEAD TABLE: CARLEY & CHAD’S HEAD TABLE (Branching Out, BBJ Linen, Beyond) Loved Carley and Chad’s beauty of a head table with floral by Branching Out, linens and chargers by BBJ Linen, and lighting by Beyond!

MOST MEMORABLE LIGHTING: LEFORCE ENTERTAINMENT Lighting makes all the difference and our friends at LeForce Entertainment brought so many of our events to light beautifully this year including the weddings of Laiken & Tanner, Erin & Brandon, Jennifer & Andy, Brittini & Skyler, Hannah & Creighton, Karen & Geoff, Brooke & Kylen, Katie P. & Cody, Katie T. & Justin, Tareen & Shumon, Blayne & Travis, Melissa & Greg, Shannon & Armando, and Karla & Julian as well as the Canyon Falls Fallapalooza.

MOST MEMORABLE AV/TECHNICAL PRODUCTIONS: BEYOND The team at Beyond always makes sure our A/V needs for our corporate events are top notch and that was the case for the Service First Mortgage’s Company Rally and Sales Summit and Stream Realty’s Trammel Crow Reveal and Summit.

MOST MEMORABLE CAKES: FROSTED ART Bronwen Weber and her team at Frosted Art blew us away this year with some of our favorite cakes of all time including for the weddings of Mayeesa & Mashrur, Rachel & Travis, Stephanie & Lucas, Jennifer & Andy, Christine & Kevin, and Sarah & Kevin as well as for David’s Retirement Party.

MOST MEMORABLE DESSERTS: AMUSE BAKE SHOP It’s been so exciting to see pastry designer Raelyn Peters grow in leaps and bounds this year with Amuse Bake Shop. We loved all the tasty and fun treats she created for the weddings of Karen & Geoff, Christie & Blake, and Karla & Julian; the branded treats for Stream Realty, QTS, and DHF; and the awesome cookies she made for Meredith’s son’s birthday party!

MOST MEMORABLE LINENS: BBJ LINEN Year after year BBJ continually provides a wonderful service and beautiful linens to compliment our events and they did so again this year for the weddings of Brooke & Kylen, Christie & Blake, Christine & Kevin, Dani & Chris, Felicia & Kyle, Jennifer & Andy, Karen & Geoff, Katie P. & Cody, Katie T. & Justin, Laiken & Tanner, Madeleine & Joe, Rita & Eric, and Sarah & Kevin as well as for David’s Retirement Party.

MOST MEMORABLE RENTALS: DUCKY-BOB’S/M&M/MARQUEE EVENT RENTALS Great rentals provided this year for the DHF Gala, the Service First Mortgage Company Rally, QTS’s Ft. Worth Facility Dedication, and the weddings of Dani & Chris and Carley & Chad.

MOST MEMORABLE INVITATION SUITE: ERIN & BRANDON’S INVITATIONS by Significantly Said Erin and Brandon requested an elegant night-time feel to their invitations and Significantly Said Invitation Designer Abby Leal delivered on all levels, creating their Dallas night-sky invitation suite which looked magical printed on sparkly metallic paper paired with dark blue envelopes with white printing.

MOST MEMORABLE CEREMONY LOCATION: THE DALLAS ARBORETUM Always a favorite year after year, the Dallas Arboretum offers so many beautiful ceremony spots such as the Color Garden for Dani & Chris’s wedding and the Women’s Garden for Tareen & Shumon’s nikkah.

MOST MEMORABLE RECEPTION LOCATION: THE ADOLPHUS HOTEL We have continued to love our experiences with the professional staff and gorgeous setting at The Adolphus Hotel such as the receptions this year for Katie P. & Cody, Katie T. & Justin, Shannon & Armando, and Sarah & Kevin.

MOST MEMORABLE ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS: THE TARNOS It’s always great to to see the lovely engagement photos that Britney & Ben Tarno create for our couples such as this year for Brooke & Kylen and Katie P. & Cody!

MOST MEMORABLE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: JOSEPH MARK PHOTOGRAPHY Such beautiful photography this year from Joe & Stephanie Ellis of Joseph Mark Photography. Whether stunning portraits or fun candids, they preserved amazing timeless memories for Blayne & Travis and Carley & Chad.

MOST MEMORABLE NON-WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: JOHN CHRISTOPHER PHOTOGRAPHY No matter the event, our friend and photographer John Livas is always up for the challenge, and he was a wonderful asset to us this year for the Canyon Falls Fallapalooza, the DHF Gala, and David’s Retirement Party.

MOST MEMORABLE VIDEOGRAPHY: SPLENDOR FILMS Always a pleasure to work with Jeff Coombes at Splendor Films and to see the incredible videos he creates for our clients’ weddings such as this year for Karla & Julian and Carley & Chad!

MOST MEMORABLE DJ’s: LEFORCE ENTERTAINMENT Our events are always tons of fun when DJ’s from LeForce Entertainment are running the show. We had great experiences this year with DJ Adam Morgan for Melissa & Greg and Jennifer & Andy; with DJ Cratin Sheffield for Blayne & Travis and Sarah & Kevin; with DJ Greg Anderson for Karen & Geoff, Parker & John, and at the DHF Gala; with DJ Adam Wilmore for Laiken & Tanner; with DJ Dan Reynolds at the Canyon Falls Fallapalooza; with DJ Nate Nelson at the TritonDME 5th Anniversary; and with DJ Ed Petty for Hannah & Creighton.

MOST MEMORABLE LIVE BAND: DOWNTOWN FEVER No matter what part of town we are in, we know when Downtown Fever is on stage, we are all set for a great party, and that’s just what they brought for the wedding receptions of Stephanie & Lucas, Felicia & Kyle, and Christine & Kevin.

MOST MEMORABLE CATERING: CN CATERING We love working with CN Catering on all types of events, large and small. They provided delicious food and stellar service again this year for the weddings of Brittini & Skyler, Carley & Chad, and Hannah & Creighton; as well as at the Service First Mortgage Company Rally and the TritonDME 5 Year Anniversary.

MOST MEMORABLE OFFICIANTS: LOVE NOTES Love Notes consistently helps our couples craft personal and meaningful ceremonies year after year, such as this year with Ken Byrd for Jennifer & Andy and Sarah & Kevin; Lou Whitworth for Brittini & Skyler and Jerri & Tom; and Dave Tucker for Lindsey & Adam.

MOST MEMORABLE TRANSPORTATION: PREMIER TRANSPORTATION From town cars to vans to limos to buses, Premier had us covered on all transportation fronts this year, and we truly value their service. They provided the perfect vehicles for the weddings of Becca & Nick, Carley & Chad, Jennifer & Andy, Karla & Julian, Katie T. & Justin, Melissa & Greg, and Stephanie & Lucas; as well as for the QTS Facility Dedication and the TritonDME 5 Year Anniversary!

MOST MEMORABLE SURPRISE: JULIAN’S MUSICAL ACTS FOR KARLA 1 surprise? How about 4? Julian & Karla’s wedding was chock full of unique musical performances, 4 of which were a surprise for Karla: The reggae singer who sang one of Karla’s favorite songs for the ceremony recessional, a custom-made choral ensemble who performed a favorite Broadway hit as a tribute to Karla’s father, a trumpeter who performed with the DJ from Mexico City, and a send-off ensemble for the end of the night. There were surprises at every turn!

MOST MEMORABLE HASHTAG: #MadAboutHerMan (Madeleine & Joe’s Wedding) Madeleine Samuelson and Joe Herman were married this winter, and she was just #MadAboutHerMan. So cute!

Thank you to all of our beloved clients and outstanding vendor partners who made 2017 so special. We look forward to creating more memories in 2018!
Love,
Meredith, Elizabeth, Rachel, Kristin, and Sarah

VoyageDallas interview with Meredith Commender

Meredith, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?

I started Significant Events 10 years ago after spending 7 years as a high school English teacher. I had done some event planning in college and planned my own wedding in 2004, but that was the extent of my event planning experience at that point. The business was originally created in order for me to be a stay-at-home mom and just coordinate some events on the side. However, it quickly became necessary for it to become a full time business (along with being a full time mom!). It has continued to grow over the years, and we now do an average of 50 events a year including weddings, corporate events, social events, and charitable events. We also offer invitation and graphic design, and Meredith now speaks nationally on event industry topics.

Read the full article and see the pictures at VoyageDallas.com

Significant Events Pashtun Fusion Wedding featured on Maharani Weddings

We return to the Pashtun Fusion wedding celebration of Maharani Shereen and her beloved Don at the Aristide | Mansfield. This venue is absolutely perfect for weddings! With the rich, historic 18th century Italian Villa design and the amazing architectural motifs scattered throughout the grand staircase and ballroom; it truly is the details that sets this venue apart.

Read the full article and see the pictures at maharaniweddings.com

2016 Most Memorable Moments

What a year it has been! With 49 events under our belts this year and a host of new experiences and clients, 2016 has been our best year to date! Here are our favorite memories!

MOST MEMORABLE BRIDAL GOWN: TAWNA’S GOWN (Nha Khanh Atelier; Stanley Korshak)

Tawna’s custom Nha Khanh Atelier gown was a jaw-dropping, stunning creation. Tawna met with Khanh at Stanley Korshak to explain her dream vision for her gown, and sketch after sketch, and piece by piece it was crafted to fit her figure and her hopes! The end result was nothing short of perfection!

MOST MEMORABLE BRIDESMAID GOWNS: NIKKI’S BRIDESMAIDS
You can never go wrong with champagne and blush with a touch of sparkle, and Nikki’s bridesmaids wore this look beautifully!

MOST MEMORABLE GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: DERRICK & HIS GROOMSMEN Derrick and his groomsmen were styling in their classic black and white tuxes! We loved seeing these gentlemen at the altar, especially Sarah’s 13 year-old son Tarek!

MOST MEMORABLE HAIR & MAKE-UP: BEAUTY & THE BLUSH Lead Artist and Beauty & the Blush owner Rayven Walker and her team helped our brides Allie, Alex, Jessica, Carolyn, and Alexandra look and feel their most beautiful.

MOST MEMORABLE WEDDING DESIGN: MORGAN & TY’S WEDDING (Arlington Hall, Branching Out, Beyond, Posh Couture Rentals, BBJ Linen, Wildflower Linen, Bella Acento, Propmaker, Frosted Art, Huck & Pippa) Morgan & Ty’s wedding was truly a sight to behold with gorgeous blush, ivory, peach, and coral florals by Branching Out; paired with taupe linens from BBJ and Wildflower; gold chairs, chargers, and flatware from Posh Couture Rentals; lounge furniture by Propmaker and Bella Acento; and everything lit so beautifully with uplighting, twinkle lights, and chandeliers by Beyond. Wish we could do it all over again!

MOST MEMORABLE DESTINATION WEDDING: AMY & THOMAS’S WEDDING IN AUSTIN (Central Christian Church, Four Seasons Hotel, Amanda Pomilla Photography, LeForce Entertainment, Stems of Austin, Monarch Event Rentals, Transportation Consultations, Adore Salon) Amy & Thomas’s Austin wedding was such a great day! We loved working with a combination of Dallas and Austin based vendors and seeing the day come together at the Four Seasons!

MOST MEMORABLE INDIAN/DESI WEDDING: AMBREEN & OBAID’S MEHNDI & SHAADI (Hotel Intercontinental, VEK Photography, Inspired Effects, Ms. Painted Lady, Henna by Uzma, Saffron House, Texas King, FunAsia, Weddings by Farah, Natalie’s Cake, Outspoken Visions, Blue Diamond Limousine) Ambreen & Obaid are of Pakistani descent and had a gorgeous, colorful, and fun multi-day celebration here in Dallas. We loved getting to coordinate the festivities for 700 guests and see all of the incredible details and cultural elements.

MOST MEMORABLE CULTURAL FUSION WEDDING: KRISTIN & AVINASH’S WEDDING (The Empire Room, Petals Couture, Fairy Godmother Bridal, Ryan O’Dowd Photography, LeForce Entertainment, Astounding Sounds, Celebration Catering, Barwarchi Catering, DholiTK, Annie’s Culinary Creations, BBJ Linen, Agha Juice, Love Notes) Fusion weddings are some of our favorites to do! We love to see two cultures coming together in the spirit of love and unity, and that is just what happened with Kristin & Avi’s big day! We incorporated both a Hindu ceremony and a Western ceremony, complete with Kristin and Avi dressed in appropriate attire for each celebration. We provided both Indian and Western catering and desserts, music, and decor. It was such a fun wedding that gave everyone a chance to experience the cultures of both the bride and groom!

MOST MEMORABLE CORPORATE EVENT: STREAM REALTY PARTNERS’ SUMMIT (Gaylord Texan, Lightly Photography, LeForce Entertainment, Cory Morrow Band, Shag Carpet, Space Lighting of Texas) We had a great year working with Stream Realty Partners and completed a total of 5 events in 2016 for this company. Our favorite was the multi-day Summit held at the Gaylord Texan. Meetings, panels, dinners, and after parties made this a fun few days celebrating the full scope of work that Stream executes.

MOST MEMORABLE CHARITABLE EVENT: DALLAS HEARING FOUNDATION’S 8TH ANNUAL FUNDRAISER We have been so fortunate to work with our beloved client, the Dallas Hearing Foundation, on their annual fundraiser for the past 8 years. They have truly become a family to us! This year’s event theme was “Life: Amplified” and featured music inspiration on the inspiring tables designed by Dallas’s best florists/designers, delicious food, casino games, and of course, moving testimonials of DHF recipients. We raised a record amount of money this year for those in need, and we can’t wait until next year’s event!

MOST MEMORABLE EVENT DECOR: BELLA ACENTO We had a wonderful experience working with Bella Acento for the first time in 2016. Their lovely accent pieces provided some beautiful decor elements for the weddings of Morgan & Ty and Alex & Matt!

MOST MEMORABLE D.I.Y.: ALLIE & ETHAN’S WEDDING Allie & Ethan’s wedding was a vision of rustic elegance enhanced by the numerous Do-It-Yourself projects of Allie, her mom Robin, and Ethan’s mom Holly! We loved all of the pretty wood signage they created as well as fun additional personal touches for the couple to cherish for years to come!

MOST MEMORABLE BRIDAL BOUQUETS: KATE FOLEY DESIGNS Such incredible bridal bouquets this year from one of our fave florists, Kate Foley! These bouquets for Jessica, Christina, and Tawna were so spectacular and had all the guests and social media followers talking!

MOST MEMORABLE BRIDESMAID BOUQUETS: PETALS COUTURE We loved working with owner and designer Emily Howe this year on so many great weddings, including those of Allie, Morgan, and Kristin! Our bridesmaids in each wedding had the chance to carry the best accessory: a beautiful bridesmaid bouquet!

MOST MEMORABLE CENTERPIECES: LUSH COUTURE FLORAL
We just love working with Deitra Butler, the talented designer and owner of Lush Couture Floral. She blows our clients away every time with her stunning work which we were privileged to see this year with the weddings of Alex & Matt, Alexandra & Brandon, Carolyn & Darryl, Danielle & Mike, Lindsey & Carlos, Mahsh & Wander, and at the DHF Gala!

MOST MEMORABLE HEAD TABLE: DANG & JIMMY’S HEAD TABLE (Antebellum Designs, Posh Couture Rentals, BBJ Linen) Dang & Jimmy’s head table was designed by Antebellum Designs, Posh Couture Rentals, and BBJ Linen to reflect Dang’s vision of an elegant garden party, and it definitely was a memorable one. So pretty!

MOST MEMORABLE LIGHTING: BEYOND The lighting from Beyond always makes such a difference in the design of our events and is such an important element for all events large or small. We had great lighting design this year from the Beyond team at the weddings of Ashley & Ryan, Christina & Rehan, Alex & Matt, Jessica & Chris, and Morgan & Ty as well at the holiday parties for Poo-Pourri and Stream Realty Partners!

MOST MEMORABLE AV/TECHNICAL PRODUCTION: LEFORCE ENTERTAINMENT Our dear friends at LeForce Entertainment have grown their company in leaps and bounds this year, so we were so proud to have them partner with us on so many of our corporate and charitable events for Technical/AV Production. A special shout out to LeForce Production Manager James Davis for his work on these events for Value of a Veteran, Stream Realty Partners, Crescent Communities, Service First Mortgage, and Metrocare.

MOST MEMORABLE CAKES: FROSTED ART BAKERY Stunning cake creations this year from Frosted Art! We loved the designs Bronwen Weber and her team created for the weddings of Carolyn & Darryl, Cassie & Drew, Danielle & Mike, Jenna & Jeb, Morgan & Bo, Morgan & Ty, and Shereen & Don!

MOST MEMORABLE LINENS: BBJ LINEN
Our favorite linen vendor BBJ Linen did it again this year by delivering awesome linens at great prices to so many of our clients! We were so glad to work with them to dress up the tables for the weddings of Allie & Ethan, Allison & Chris, Ashley & Ryan, Carolyn & Darryl, Christina & Rehan, Dang & Jimmy, Danielle & Mike, Jenna & Jeb, Jessica & Chris, Kristin & Avi, Kristen & Jason, Morgan & Ty, Mahsh & Wander, Sarah & Derrick, Stacy & Derrick, and Tawna & Greg.

MOST MEMORABLE RENTALS: POSH COUTURE RENTALS We had a positive and productive year working with Posh Couture Sales Consultant Kara Farley who helped us add some attractive rentals to the weddings of Dang & Jimmy, Alex & Matt, Hannah & Trevor, and Morgan & Ty!

MOST MEMORABLE INVITATION SUITE: ALEXANDRA & BRANDON’S INVITATIONS (Significantly Said) Alexandra & Brandon’s invitation suite was one of our favorites of all time! Just loved the pairing of the bold yet elegant midnight blue with softer tones and all of the floral prints, especially on the envelope! Thanks to Significantly Said designer Abby Leal for her great work on this suite!

MOST MEMORABLE CEREMONY LOCATION: THE DALLAS ARBORETUM Once again the Dallas Arboretum ranks as one of our favorite venues, hosting some of our most memorable ceremonies of the year: Tawna & Greg’s, Allison & Chris’s, Kristen & Jason’s, and Dang & Jimmy’s.

MOST MEMORABLE RECEPTION LOCATION: ARLINGTON HALL Classic Arlington Hall always makes for a grand wedding venue with it’s varied event spaces both inside and out. It was the perfect fit for the weddings of Morgan & Ty and Alex & Matt!

MOST MEMORABLE ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS: THE TARNOS Britney & Ben Tarno captured some our favorite engagement shots this year, making our couples feel so comfortable and showcasing their relationship. Loved their photos of Allie & Ethan, Meaghan & Tyler, and Stacy & Derrick.

MOST MEMORABLE BRIDAL PORTRAITS: JOHN CHRISTOPHER PHOTOGRAPHY Photographer John Livas did a great job capturing the beauty of our brides Jenna & Allison this year. We loved seeing these portraits displayed on the wedding day!

MOST MEMORABLE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: HAMPTON MORROW PHOTOGRAPHY Photography duo Stefanie & Ben Morrow gave us some lovely and memorable images this year from the weddings of Ashley & Ryan, Carolyn & Darryl, and Tawna & Greg. We always love to see the images we receive from Hampton Morrow!

MOST MEMORABLE VIDEOGRAPHY: LUMINESCENT STUDIOS Newcomer to owning his own business Brennan Sapp definitely delivered this year for our clients, and we had great experiences working with Luminescent Studios for the weddings of Allison & Chris, Tawna & Greg, and Carolyn & Darryl as well as the State of the Market event for Stream Realty Partners!

MOST MEMORABLE DJ’S: LEFORCE ENTERTAINMENT The best DJ’s around! Every party with them is perfection, and we love the professionalism and fun they bring to all of our weddings! This year we worked with Michael for Alex & Jason; with Cratin for Allie & Ethan, Carolyn & Darryl, and Stacy & Derrick; with Ed for Kristen & Jason and Allison & Chris; with Glenn for Amy & Thomas; with Adam W. for Cassie & Drew; with Nate for Darlene & Eric; with Adam M. for Dallas Hearing Foundation; with Dominic for Hannah & Trevor and Kristin & Avi; with Jake for Morgan & Bo; and with Matt for Tawna & Greg!

MOST MEMORABLE LIVE BAND: IDT BAND We always love the opportunity to work with IDT Band at our events who bring great energy, musical talent, and professionalism to our receptions. They kept the dance floor packed at the weddings of Morgan & Ty and Jenna & Jeb!

MOST MEMORABLE CATERING: CN CATERING From cocktail receptions to buffets to stations to plated meals, CN Catering always has our clients covered both at their venues The Room on Main and The Windsor and at off-site locations. Only rave reviews about the food and service from the weddings of Jenna & Jeb and Tawna & Greg, the Service First Mortgage Company Rally, the Stream Realty Partners Holiday Party, and the Dallas Hearing Foundation Fundraiser!

MOST MEMORABLE OFFICIANTS: LOVE NOTES No matter the culture or the faith, Love Notes’ seasoned professionals always put our clients at ease and deliver meaningful and moving wedding ceremonies. Loved working with Frank for Tawna & Greg and Allison & Chris, with Ken for Mahsh & Wander and Dang & Jimmy, Daniel for Kristen & Jason, and with Buster for Christina & Rehan and Kristin & Avi!

MOST MEMORABLE HASHTAG: #TIMETOPARKTHECARR (Jenna & Jeb’s Wedding)
What time is it when Jenna Carr and Jeb Park decide to get married? It’s #TimeToParkTheCarr (: Of course!

MOST MEMORABLE SURPRISE: KRISTEN & JASON’S HIGH FIVE HANDS For our high-five loving bride and groom Kristen & Jason, who even followed their kiss at the altar with a high five! – there was no better surprise for their send off than huge high five hands! High Five for the Bickerstaffs!

Thank you to all of our fantastic clients and trusted vendors who made 2016 a banner year. We are so lucky to work with you and know you year after year. Cheers to the future and an even better 2017! Happy New Year!
Love,
Meredith, Elizabeth, Rachel, & Kristin