DFW Wedding Venue

DFW Wedding Venue

It’s officially summertime. For some that means going to the pool and getting a tan and for others that means going to your DFW wedding venue to get hitched! We are so excited about all of the weddings that we will see this summer at Lone Star Mansion, and are here to tell you about some fun ways to make your summer wedding really feel like summertime.

  1. Take advantage of the season and use bright colors! Every other season of the year favors darer or paler colors, but summer calls for vibrant pinks, yellows, and greens. Decorate your ceremony and reception in florals and other decorations that utilize this.
  2. For example, use bright florals that you wouldn’t use any other time of the years, like sunflowers and palm leaves! The colors on these two are bright and fun, a perfect pairing for the summer.
  3. Apart from flowers, have fun with the small decorations. Use fruit, like pineapples and citrus fruits, throughout your decor. It is a fun twist that you can really only do at this time of year. If you are not about fruit, spice up your ice coolers. Rather than having a bucket of ice, make a bucket made of ice! You can even freeze flowers in the ice to continue your color theme.
  4. For your bigger decorations, invest in a balloon arch or balloon wall! These have become incredibly popular and are a fun touch to any reception. Make sure to also use all of the string lights, especially if your wedding is outdoors! It creates a fun, light ambiance no matter what time of day it is. Lastly, do something unique with the chairs; rather than using tulle on them, use macrame. This will feel airy and add a nice boho touch to your DFW wedding venue.

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As the best Austin venue, we would love to help you find your other vendors, as well! Selecting vendors can be an intimidating task when you begin, but it does not have to be! As your best Austin venue, we want to be by your side during this wedding planning and choosing process.

  • Before you meet with any vendors, set your budget in advance! This will probably help to narrow down your list of possibilities at least a little bit. Be realistic, but know your priorities. If you and your fiancé are foodies, make a little bit more room for the catering budget. This is an important step before going into meet with vendors so that you can be upfront with them about your financial expectations.
  • Before, or even after meetings, know that social media and reviewing websites are your friend! We all know that people don’t hold back on the internet, and the same is true with reviews. If 12 out of 15 reviews say that the vendor was great, or vice versa, that might give you a much needed answer as to if you will use them. You want vendors that are team players, that will work with you.
  • Don’t be afraid to negotiate with the vendors! Maybe your perfect baker is a little over your budget; tell them that and see if anything can be changed or adjusted. You never know, and it never hurts to try to cut a deal.
  • Last but not least, ask all the questions and take all the notes during any meetings or phone calls with vendors. Even when you are just doing research through reviews and websites, notes will help exponentially later on. Your future self will thank you when all of the information you could want is all in one place.

Bridal Portrait Ideas

April 26, 2019

Fort Worth Wedding Venue

Fort Worth Wedding Venue

Whether you take your bridal portraits weeks before your wedding or at your Fort Worth wedding venue the day of your big day, make them unique to you! There are so many ways to make sure that your bridal portrait session is not just another session, but one you will look back on with fondness.

  1. If you are taking them prior to your wedding day, choose a location that means a lot to you and your future spouse. You could take them in the field he proposed, or the part of town that you had your first date. This is an easy way to make your bridal portraits unique to you.
  2. While taking the photos, get creative with your veil! Ask the photographer to use the veil to create stunning shots by going under the veil and taking pictures, letting it be in front of the lens, and even just different angles. Use your veil to your advantage  to create the most stunning pictures.
  3. Bring something special with you to add to the pictures. Bring a picture of your parents or grandparents wedding to hold while taking a few of your pictures. You could also bring your family heirloom to add to your pictures to make them more personal for your whole family. You could even bring your favorite lounge chair! It sounds extra, but you’ll love looking back at all of your pictures with it.
  4. Lastly, use the space that you’re taking pictures in to your advantage. If there are winding stairs, take some shots from above with you walking down. If there is stained glass or big windows, use the light to create beautifully shadow cast images. Show that you are the center of attention by standing in the middle of arches or pillars. Space can be used to create beautiful pictures, so use it!

DFW Wedding Venue

DFW Wedding Venue

Is your grandma your best friend? Have you always wanted your grandparent to have a special place in your wedding? Your wedding can be as special and personal as you want it to be by having as much family incorporated in your ceremony as possible at your DFW wedding venue. Grandparents are extra special to each of us and having them be a part of your wedding is a beautiful way to show them just how much they are loved by you.

  1. The first way that you can incorporate your grandparents in your wedding is by having them read something special during your ceremony. You might want them to read a bible verse to open the ceremony, or a special love letter that they now wish for you and your love.
  2. A fun way to incorporate your grandparents into your wedding might be having them literally be in your wedding! If you don’t have any young kids in your family, ask your grandmothers to be your flower girls or your grandfather to be your ring bearer. It will be incredibly special and make everyone feel young again.
  3. To honor a passed grandparent that was dear to you, leave a seat for them in the ceremony seating. That way you can know that they are there, looking on as you say your vows to your loved one. It will be a sweet moment when you look at everyone you love in the crowd and see the seat that it specifically meant for them.
  4. Lastly, you can attach pictures of your grandparents’ wedding or individual shots of them to your bouquet as you are walking down the aisle. This will be a beautiful testament to the generations of your family that everyone will love whether your grandparents are there in life or spirit.