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 Dallas 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!

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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.

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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.

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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

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