McKinney Sanctuary Bridal Open House

One of the newest venues in McKinney is hosting their first Bridal Open House!  Please come join us at The Sanctuary on Saturday, September 13th, from 11am – 1pm to check out this beautiful space, as well as meet their preferred vendors (including us).  The Sanctuary is located in the Adriatica Village of Stonebridge Ranch, at 6633 Virginia Parkway.  We hope to see you there!

 

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Wedding Insurance – Purchase Do or Don’t?

Captured by F8 StudioWedding insurance has been around a long time, but many couples have no idea it exists.  What is wedding insurance?  Very simply put, it’s an insurance policy that protects your investment in your wedding day.  This insurance can cover things like vendors not showing up or going out of business, cancellation/postponement of the wedding due to a key player (like dad or one of you) being hospitalized, and some companies even offer a “change of heart” policy that protects your parents investment in case you or your groom suffer from cold feet.  For a very small cost (compared to all the other purchases you are making), this policy is always a good idea.

So, where do you get it?  Well, the folks at Reviews.com can help you with that.  They recently reached out to us to let us know they had reviewed 19 wedding insurance policies, including 37 policy features and options.  We checked it out and greatly appreciate the detail they went into!  To see their results, check out www.reviews.com/wedding-insurance.  It’s worth the read!

Becca & Nick: Rustic and Charming

Becca and Nick’s wedding was such a special day.  We flirted with rain (well, flooding, really), but managed to have a beautiful outdoor ceremony at Heritage Springs in Anna.  The rustic, handmade vibe of the venue was reflected in the decor – hand-pressed flowers, family heirlooms, and homemade table numbers.  Dinner and a sweet first dance gave way to a rockin’ dance party in a thunderstorm.  Ben Q Photography did an amazing job of capturing a day that was full of faith, family, and fun.  Check it out!

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Styled Shoot – Let Love Sparkle

We are super excited to share photos from one of our styled shoots!  Published on The Perfect Palette, this vignette is full of glittery gold and bright pops of color.  We worked with a wonderful team of vendors to get this put together – check them out at the bottom of the post!

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It seems like so many brides use gold as an accent or an afterthought, but we love the sparkle and elegance gold can bring to a palette when used as the main color! When designing this shoot, we wanted to let the gold shine center stage, and just enhance it with some bright pops of color.

Let Love Sparkle Wedding Napkin

 

Let Love Sparkle Wedding Dress

We used a bright blend of fuchsia, orange, and yellow to bring out the natural gold tints in all of our details. From the envelopes to the cake, the dress sash to the makeup, gold is the star of this design.

Let Love Sparkle Wedding Centerpiece

 

Let Love Sparkle Gold Wedding Makeup

We really wanted to approach this from a bride’s perspective in terms of what might be realistic for her wedding day. So, for example, instead of be-ribboning all of the chair backs (which, how fun is that pop of color?), we only did this for the bride and groom’s chairs, making it a more manageable extra touch.

Let Love Sparkle Wedding Table

The paper suite helped us tie together the more modern linen and place settings with the industrial setting and fixtures.  We had a great time figuring out how to bring in the ever-popular chalkboards without skewing everything super rustic or DIY!

Let Love Sparkle Wedding Invitation Suite

 

Let Love Sparkle Wedding Menu Chalkboard

The cake was another place we wanted to bring the gold center stage.  These uneven tiers really emphasize the explosion of gold!

Let Love Sparkle Wedding Dessert Table

 

Let Love Sparkle Wedding Cake

 

Let Love Sparkle Wedding Cookie

This soda bar let us showcase one of our favorite things about Hickory Street Annex, the venue where we shot.  We adore the L-O-V-E letters on the reclaimed wood wall!  The golden light and the bright colors of the soda subtly reflects the color palette of the table.

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Let Love Sparkle Wedding Soda

So much fun!  Thanks for letting us share!

Our Team:

Photography by Cottonwood Road Photography

Planning & Design by Each & Every Detail

Stationery and Paper Goods by Magnolia Tree Paperie

Floral by Pearls and Poppies: website under development

Linens by La Tavola Fine Linen Rental

Hair and Makeup by Makeup by Wendy Zerrudo

Cake and Desserts by Sweet Art Bakery

Chalkboard Menu by Designs by Kyle: on Instagram at #designsbykyle

Dress courtesy of LeAnn’s Bridal

Modeling by Amanda Soutter

Shot at Hickory Street Annex in Dallas

Bouquet Style Guide

The bridal bouquet, a traditional element to any wedding, comes in many different forms and styles.  To help navigate the differences, we’ve put together a glossary of the most common bouquet types!

Nosegay

This is the most common bouquet style, and is traditionally comprised of a compact cluster of flowers that is wrapped tightly with ribbon with the stems cut evenly.  It is often comprised of one to three flower types for maximum impact!

Pomander

Often carried by flower girls, the pomander is a flower covered ball tied with a ribbon at the top.  It can be held by hand, or hung on the wrist.  The pomander also makes a great decor accent along the aisle!

Posy

This style is a great option for bridesmaids!  The posy bouquet is a small, round bouquet, often tied with ribbon.

Cascade

The cascading bouquet was once made popular in the early 20th century, and has come back with a bang!  A variety of blooms and foliage can be used to create princess-level drama in this waterfall styled bouquet.

Pageant

This style is very similar to the cascade bouquet, but more compact and held cradled in the arm.  While it is not the most popular style of bouquet today, it’s great for the bride who dares to be different!

Hand-Tied

The hand-tied bouquet is one of the most common and classic styles.  It often includes a variety of flowers and foliage, densely bunched together and tied loosely.

Composite

Created by wiring and assembling individual flower petals to a single stem by hand, the composite bouquet is for the bride who wants to make a statement!

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Grand Hotel Bridal Open House

Grand Hotel Bridal Open House 3-22-14The McKinney Grand Hotel is hosting their Bridal Open House on Saturday, March 22nd, from 11am to 2pm.   We’ll be there as well as many other local wedding vendors, so please come by and visit!  There’s always wonderful nibbles, drinks and prizes to be had, so come join the fun!  You can rsvp by emailing how many will attend to jdukes@rickschophouse.com.  (Rick’s and the Grand Hotel are connected.)  See you there!

Each & Every Detail selected for WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards 2014

 CCA14-BadgeWeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, named Each & Every Detail as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014 for Wedding Planner in DFW!

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their professional achievements from the previous year.

While many industry award winners are selected by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Each & Every Detail. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.

“There’s no better way to start the year than by honoring the hard work, commitment and success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “It is exciting to celebrate a sixth year recognizing businesses whose clients believe they are committed to quality, professionalism and all around top-notch service. We are honored to recognize Each & Every Detail for their impressive achievements within the wedding industry.”

As a Couples’ Choice Awards™ winner, Each & Every Detail is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout North America and abroad.

Each & Every Detail is proud to be one of the top Wedding Planners in Dallas – Fort Worth in the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding sites such as WeddingWire, Project Wedding, Brides.com, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014.

Vendor Spotlight: The Family Greenhouse – part 2

TheFamilyGreenhouseLogo blog sizeOn Monday, we talked about The Family Greenhouse and what they were about.  Here’s some more insight into this new vendor friend of ours:

5. Do you offer individual counseling if couples feel they need more help?


Yes, we do. Our workshops include a follow-up with Scott or both of us and there is definitely more care available for a small fee.

6. Do you work with same-sex couples?


All couples are welcome to come to our workshops or to meet with us 2-on-2.

7. If couples build a rapport with you and Scott, will Scott or you officiate their ceremony?

Absolutely. We believe a wedding is a special day and therefore the officiant and the couple should be a good fit for each other. Therefore, Scott is available for officiating based on an initial meeting he has with the bride and groom to ensure that it is a good fit.  You can find more about officiating on our website.

8.  As a wedding officiant, do you recommend to couples that they use a wedding planner? 

YES!  We see the role of wedding planner to be incredibly valuable.  The wedding planners I (Scott) have worked with have alleviated much of the wedding day stress, both expected and unexpected.  By having a wedding planner, the entire family is able to relax and enjoy the celebration. I could share many stories of weddings without planners, but I will leave it at that. :-)

9. What do you enjoy most about working with couples?

We enjoy getting to know the couples we work with and watching them interact with each other in a new and different way.  We can tell they feel re-energized and excited to implement tools to make them successful.  But a favorite is when one of the people in the relationship doesn’t want to be there because they don’t think they need it, and they leave saying “thank you so much… I am SO glad we came. :-)”

 

Ready to sign up yet?  Well, you’re in luck!  They have sessions planned for March 1st and 8th, April 1st, 8th and 15th, and May 10th. Visit their website at www.thefamilygreenhouse.com for more information and to register!