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Modern Glam Feature in Brides of North Texas

The newest issue of Brides of North Texas is out! In the Spring/Summer 2018 issue, there’s a feature by one of our very own wedding planners, Devan Moorehead. She designed a styled photo shoot under the topic of “Modern Glam” to be included in the magazine. Keep scrolling for an exclusive interview with the true fairy godmother behind the stunning, artistic photo shoot. Get ready to be hit with Devan’s inspired taste!

What pops in your mind when you think of “modern glam”?

Devan: To me, modern glam brings to mind elegance and clean lines. It’s not your traditional flowers, and the attitude is a little moody.

Describe the bride that best fits a modern glam wedding.

Devan: I think a modern glam bride is someone who is not afraid to step out of the box. She’s willing to do something different and not so traditional. She loves textures and mixing patterns while keeping a clean look. She’s a bride who is fashion forward and looks at her décor as a whole.

What are some common elements in a modern glam wedding?

Devan: Candles are a must! I used the black tapered candles to pull in the moody, but clean look. I think another element is having a pop of color, as I did with the fuchsia. Modern glam is very black and white, so when you throw in pops of color, it adds another layer to it. I loved the upside down roses that hung from the arrangement; they had clean lines, yet made a huge statement.

For the styled photo shoot, tell us how you came across the fuchsia couch from Coral Lane.

Devan: I have ALWAYS wanted to use this fuchsia couch! I have come across it on their website many times, and I figured that now would be a good time. When I talked with the ladies at Coral Lane, they said it had been used once — at one of the owner’s weddings. No one had ever rented it or used it for a styled shoot.

Right then, I told them, “Challenge accepted.”

I wanted to show brides that stepping out of the box is fun! Yes, a fuchsia couch might make some brides nervous, but if you do it right, it can be beautiful. You have one wedding, so make it what you really want. Don’t be afraid to show who you are! The whole shoot was based around this couch, and my inspiration board started from its initial inspiration.

What kind of statement does the stationery make about the overall mood?

Devan: Invitations set the tone for the wedding, whether that’s formal or informal. For me, on this shoot, the inspiration for the invites came from the china that we got from Top Tier. I wanted to use the pattern from the Jackie salad plate (gold lace pattern on a white background). The menu I wanted very clean and simple. It fit nicely right in the middle of the plate, but I still kept a pop of color by adding gold foil.

How can art, such as the outside of Brake and Clutch Warehouse, play a role in wedding design?

Devan: It all goes back to being out of the box. Having art on a wall like this can add such a crazy cool background for your photographs or for another part of your wedding. If the art doesn’t follow your wedding colors, don’t cross it off the list just yet.

There are lots of photos online of brides in unique locations for taking photos. Enough to get you feeling inspired! Unfortunately, they’re often taking their photos in other parts of the world (not as easy to replicate). I think using art in your photos can make that happen for you.

First, do a mental check: Is the art in a place where you can do cocktail hour? Then, go for it! This will provide a discussion topic for your guests, and you can set up cool furniture like I did for your guests to sit and chat with each other. While a parking lot (in my photo shoot) wouldn’t be ideal for cocktails, you can still use it for photos or for a little something extra for guests to enjoy. Who wouldn’t want giant blue elephants at their wedding?!

Let’s say your niece asked you to describe the photo shoot only in adjectives. What would you say?

Devan: Modern, rich, romantic, energetic, fancy, elegant and enchanting.

Design & Styling: Devan Moorehead at Weddings by StarDust | Gown & Stationery: StarDust Celebrations | Couch, Chairs, Ghost Chairs, Coffee Table, and Pillows: Coral Lane | Photographer: Andrea Elizabeth Photography | Tables, Ghost Chairs, China, Glassware, Flatware, and Napkins: Top Tier Event Rentals & Staffing | Floral: 21 Parc Floral and Events | Cakes: The Jenny Layne Bakery | Hair & Makeup: Grand Slam Glam | Venue: Brake & Clutch Warehouse

By Shelby Brooks, Contributing Writer, Weddings by StarDust

5 Ways to Make Your Wedding Pop With Ultra Violet

                          Have you heard? Purples are in! Pantone® announced that Ultra Violet is the 2018 Color of the Year. “The Color of the Year is one moment in time that provides strategic direction for the world of trend and design, reflecting the Pantone Color Institute’s year-round work doing the same for designers and brands.” (Pantone.com)

This dramatic, thoughtful purple is meant to spark curiosity about the world and what the future holds. It is reminiscent of the immense, mysterious night sky that deepens in lovely purples as twilight lingers. Ultra Violet can be a part of your special wedding day, too, by reminding you of the future and making moments even sweeter.

Maggie Seaver at The Knot posted an article titled “21 Gorgeous Ways to Use Pantone’s Color of the Year in Your Wedding.” We’d like to share our top five favorite ways to incorporate Ultra Violet as you plan your wedding.

#5: EYE-CATCHING ARRANGEMENTS

Greenery is a top trend from last year that is going strong into 2018 for a natural element to floral arrangements and decor. Make violet a part of your arrangements to enhance the natural setting. We incorporated this look into Taylor and Alex’s magical wedding at Camp Lucy last year.

#4: UNDERSTATED MENSWEAR

Consider adding a touch of violet in your outfit selections for the gentlemen in your bridal party. Andrea’s groom, Glenn, rocked this look and gave it his own sophisticated charm with a matching pocket square at their Crescent Court Hotel wedding.

F8 Studio

#3: FLORAL FANTASY

Ultra Violet is such a vibrant hue and luckily it’s plentiful in the floral world. Work with your florist to mix and match complementary shades of this lush color with a wide variety of flower types to create texture and drama to your floral game.

Sarah Kate Photography

#2: VIVACIOUS BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES

Purple can even be a great color for bridesmaids dresses since it’s complementary to every skin tone. Select fun, flirty knee-length dresses for a day-time wedding in warm summer months or violet as a punchy alternative to black if you’d like long and elegant gowns for an evening affair. Bridesmaids dresses such as the ones pictured below and many more can be found at StarDust, Molly’s and our online store!

#1: GET LOUD WITH YOUR LINENS

Table linens are such a fun, simple way to add a dramatic pop of color to your tablescapes. Don’t be shy; feel free to play with fabrics, patterns and textures to create a luxurious atmosphere as your guests enjoy their wedding meal. This styled shoot is from our preferred vendor partner, BBJ Linens.