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So if you’re reading this and don’t live in the South, you might be saying…”um, what’s a bridal portrait?”  Basically, it’s a bridal preview…full hair and makeup, plus the dress and bouquet…all captured in a photo session by your photographer.  Often, girls will choose their favorite to have printed and framed at the wedding reception, later to hang in their home. It’s mainly a southern custom, but it’s quickly creeping into other parts of the US and it’s already a tradition in other parts of the world. Image: Beatbox Portraits You might be wondering…should I do one?  Is it worth it?  Is it really necessary?  Well, as a bridal beauty expert and makeup …

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Gold Dust Vintage is a full-service event planning and vintage rental company located in the Dallas/Fort-Worth area. Gold Dust Vintage was born from a passion for antiquing and all things vintage, and a love for weddings and events. Sisters Megan Koudelka and Rachel Grossman combine their fondness of vintage furniture and passion for parties to bring a classic flair to every customized event. Since the foundation of the company, the power duo has expanded its repertoire. Gold Dust added two associate planners in Dallas and Fort Worth, a warehouse manager, and a graphic designer to make them the perfect one-stop shop to bringing your big day to life! Whether you are looking for one of our …

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Did you know…? : Wedding traditions have been passed down for generations now. But those generations have come from all across the globe! Do you ever wonder where they’ve come from? Here’s a short list of where some of our favorite traditions have come from. – The groom carries the bride across the threshold to bravely protect her from evil spirits lurking below. (Does anyone really do this anymore?!) – At the conclusion of Jewish ceremonies, the groom (and in some modern ceremonies, the bride as well) smashes a glass with his foot. The meaning of this act is disputed. One interpretation is that the marriage will last as long as the glass is …

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The Bridal Gown Construction Zone! There are many factors to consider when purchasing a gown. Construction of the bridal gown is key to the fit and overall look of the gown. A well constructed gown may cost a bit more but in the long run it could be cheaper! If a gown is well constructed, more than likely you will not need additional undergarments like the uncomfortable bustier or the “heat trapping” crinoline. Many gowns come with the boning and support of a bustier already built in as well as a crinoline. These gowns will not only feel better, but also will look better on you. Please don’t fall under …

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First step to planning your wedding day He proposed!  Now where do you start planning?  It’s sounds premature to some, but the next step is to work on a guest list. Your guest count plays a huge part in your wedding planning.  Guest count is the most instrumental factor in your wedding budget.  It also plays a part in you venue, catering, decor and floral, rentals, and cake to name a few. How to figure how many will attend You have a preliminary list. How many you can expect to attend?  At this point many people come to me and say “we have 300 on our guest list”.  You will not …

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Wedding Cake Tips: Please be considerate of your baker’s time: call ahead to make an appointment for a sit-down consultation and tasting. If you walk in without an appointment, you may not get the personalized attention you deserve and may end up coming back again anyway. Thursdays through Saturdays are generally the busiest times for bakeries and they simply may not have the time to give you their undivided attention without an appointment. Be prepared for your appointment. You don’t have to know your exact design in advance, but it expedites the process if you bring some ideas of what you want (or definitely don’t want!) along with any design …

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