Real Wedding: Step into an Enchanted Forest

Once upon a time, there was a fair maiden in love with a handsome prince. Isn’t that how all good fairytales begin? In December 2017, the team at Weddings by StarDust planned a swoon-worthy fairytale wedding for Alex and Taylor in Dripping Springs, Texas. It was a dream come true with all the sparkly, mysterious magic of an enchanted forest.

From the bouquets in the bridesmaids’ hands to the tall, elaborate arbor outside, the wedding’s theme transported guests as they breathed in the scents and feel of a romantic forest scene. That being said, greenery was a major part of the wedding planning. Even the bride’s dress featured intricate floral designs!

Varying shades of purple and white added touches of color to the greenery as well. And, of course, the ceremony took place under the stars! Trees overhead, creating a patchwork against the Texas sky, provided the ideal canopy. Then, Alex and Taylor shared a sweet kiss as husband and wife beneath the belfry.

At the reception, greenery sprouted from every nook and cranny in the ornate rafters. Pretty purple butterflies acted as escort cards and rested lightly on the place settings. But let’s hear from the busy bees behind the wedding planning!

Q: How did you get the inspiration for the wedding’s theme: an enchanted forest?

When I met the bride (Taylor), the first thing she told me was that she wanted an enchanted forest, but wasn’t sure how to pull that together. I wanted to run with the idea and bring in elements of what you might see in an enchanted forest. I knew greenery would be the highlight of the décor, with lots of candlelight. I also wanted to take the outside indoors, so to speak. Taylor let us really use our imagination on the décor of this wedding! She mentioned butterflies, too, so we had those hanging from a tree with each guest’s name on them. It added a small touch, but made a huge impact.

Candlelight and lighting were focal points for the wedding. Taylor loved the dripping lights in the trees for her ceremony—one of the biggest reasons this location was chosen! Whim did the florals for the wedding, and one of the details they orchestrated was to add hanging flowers around the greenery on the ceiling to mimic the dripping lights outside. To top it all off, the tables were decked out with candles in all different sizes, which made for such a romantic enchanted forest!

Q: Tell us about the unique ring boxes. How did they fit into the overall theme?

Everything down to the ring boxes fit in with the enchanted forest theme! Greenery was an easy addition to the different components of the wedding, so we included it in even the tiniest details. The bride, Taylor, had little glass ring boxes made, and we filled the boxes with moss to tie in the greenery and enchanted feel.

Q: Walk us through the set-up for the reception. What goes into the preparations?

There were lots of moving parts. Set-up actually began the night before with the florist beginning to hang the greenery on the ceiling and pillars. The next morning, all of the vendors arrived to finish setting up. The fabulous floral was added to the arch for the ceremony; lawn games were brought in for cocktail hour; and the lighting was set. Also, the flowers and tree-like centerpieces were brought in; the delicious cake was put on our moss-coated table; and all the small finishing touches were complete to make for a truly enchanted night.

Set-ups for weddings have so many different moving parts, and this one was just the same! We have a team of planners who work on smoothing out the set-up process as well as our dream team of vendors who all help with managing and working on getting everything just right.

Wedding Planning and Design: Weddings by StarDust | Photographer: Amy Herfurth | Wedding Gown: Ysa Makino, StarDust Celebrations  |  Videographer: Oak and Cypress | Lighting: Altared Weddings and Events | Bakery: Classic Cakes by Lori | Venue: Camp Lucy | Florist and Linens: Whim | DJ/Emcee: Marcus Rollins

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.” (

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.


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.


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.

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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


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!


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.

Happy National Wedding Planning Day!

Our Team at Weddings by StarDust (from left to right): Laura Hendricks, Marsha Ballard French, Devan Moorehead, Courtney Dawson

Wedding planning season is upon us! According to The Knot 2015 Real Weddings survey, nearly 38 percent of couples get engaged between November and February, known as “proposal season.” On March 1, wedding planning season begins (if not already in full flurry).

Noticing this trend, The Knot declared March 1 as National Wedding Planning Day. At Weddings by StarDust, we offer wedding planning that meets every bride’s needs including bringing your destination dream wedding to life. Find out more details about our wedding planning offerings today.

Would you like to meet our lovely Weddings by StarDust ladies? Check out the video below.

Mackenzie and Anthony Wedding at The Laurel

Wedding Planner: Marsha Ballard French, Weddings by StarDust | Venue: The Laurel | Bakery: Frosted Art | Caterer: Food Glorious Food | Photo Booth: BoKeh Booth Company | Florist: 21 Parc | Linen: BBJ Linens | Lighting and Draping: Randy Ro Entertainment | Makeup and Hair: Elan Makeup Studio | DJ: Marcus Rollins | Photographer: Joseph Mark Photography | Transportation: Blue Diamond Limousine | Videography: Oak and Cypress

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Fashionable Affair at the Filter Building

Flashback to July of 2016 when our Weddings by StarDust ladies and a team of incredible vendors planned this fashionable and chic wedding for Lauren and Felipe!  Lauren wowed guests in a beautiful Hayley Paige gown from StarDust Celebrations while carrying an incredible bouquet filled with an unconventional and eclectic grouping of blooms.  An outdoor ceremony preceded an intimate dinner with feasts from Texas de Brazil and followed by an evening of dancing.  The couple left to embark on their new journey as husband and wife with a sparkler exit!

Wedding Planning and Design: Weddings by StarDust | Bridal Gown: StarDust Celebrations | Venue: Filter Building | Catering: Texas de Brazil and Indian Meals | Bakery: Fancy Cakes | Linen: SEAT by Design | Florist: 21 Parc Floral and Events | Entertainment and Lighting: Complete Weddings + Events | Photography/Videography: When It Clicks | Rentals: Top Tier Event Rentals | Transportation: Blue DIamond Limousine

Fairytale Soirée – Brides of North Texas Feature

The brand new issue of Brides of North Texas hit the newsstands at the end of last week and we can’t help but swoon over our Fairytale Soirée feature!  A castle, a stallion, a beaming bride and billows of lush foliage – all thanks to our very own, Weddings by StarDust CWP, Laura Hendricks, for the impeccable design and planning and very special thanks to all of our contributing vendors:

Design and Planning: Weddings by StarDust | Rentals: Posh Couture Rentals | Photographer: Trisha K Photography | Cake: Frosted Pink Cake Company | Floral: Dr. Delphinium Designs + Events | Bridal Gown: Molly’s Bridal | Hair + Makeup: The Styling Stewardess | Venue: The Castle at Rockwall Weddings & Events

“A classic, dreamy castle inspired this romantic fairytale shoot.  A grand table fit for a king and queen was the center of the designer inspiration, paired with silver goblets, rich fruits and bountiful garlands that complemented the grand candelabra.  Medieval yet enchanting was our style inspiration accompanied by beautiful blue hues in every shade.  Soft and whimsical like a princess herself, our bride was styled in a couture Ysa Makino wedding gown with hand-made accessories by Paris by Debra Moreland.  Prince Charming in the form of a beautiful thoroughbred was my favorite part of the look!” – Weddings by StarDust, CWP, Laura Hendricks

Real Wedding: Sidney and Tanner

Wedding Planning: Weddings by StarDust

 Wedding Gown: Matthew Christopher at StarDust Celebrations | Venue: Chapel at Ana Villa | Bakery: Serenity Desserts | Florals: Branching Out Events| Photography: Perez Photography | Ceremony Music: Gyros String Quartet | Reception Music: Time Machine | Rentals: Big D Rentals | Videography: Hakimsons Films

Annual Summer Sale – StarDust, LuLus, Molly’s

We are thrilled to announce the Annual Summer Sale at our family of stores – StarDust Celebrations, LuLus Bridal Boutique and Molly’s Bridal.

Whether you are searching for your bridal gown at a bargain price, a second gown for your reception or deals on dresses for your mom, sister, bridesmaid or flowergirl – one of these locations is sure to have exactly what you are looking for!

See below to schedule your appointment at one of these three participating locations!

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Real Wedding – Chen Chen + Long

Wedding Planner: Devan Moorehead, Weddings by StarDust | Venue: Dallas Arboretum | Bakery: Frosted Art | Florist: 21 Parc | Linens: SEAT by Design | DJ and Lighting: Simply Music – Brian Prescott | Officiant: Love Notes Weddings – Ken Byrd | Photographer and Videography: Tyler + Lindsey

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