Friday, March 7, 2014; 3:00 PM
Southern Traditions Part 2
Some things are tradition, some things are superstitious... Either way, we are completely in love with southern wedding traditions (and not just because we live in the south)!!! This blog is a continuation of the Southern Traditions Part I, we are exploring alllllllll those wonderful long standing traditions!
5) Lighter-colored Menswear: For most of the year, it's just too darn hot to force your men to wear stuffy tuxes, which is just fine with us! [More]
Friday, February 28, 2014; 2:16 PM
Some things are tradition, some things are superstitious... Either way, we are completely in love with southern wedding traditions (and not just because we live in the south)!!! How do you go about creating a southern wedding? Consider the options. The food, the people and alllllllll those little details can project a wonderfully southern drawl! In this blog, we are going to explore those long standing traditions! What are they? Why do some partake in them? And finally, in true southern fashion, how do we make them bigger and more fabulous!
1) Bridal Portraits: Yes, this is a tradition that many brides partake in, but bridal portraits are especially important in the south!!! Years ago, having a photographer at a wedding was unusual, so this was the only way that one had a keepsake of their wedding day. Historically, southern parents-of-the-bride would display the portrait in their home. Today, they are still elegantly framed and put on prominent display at the wedding reception for each and every guest to see and perhaps in a parents or the couples home too. Remember, a engagement portrait is to be displayed at the ceremony site, and the bridal portrait at the reception site. You never show the bride's photo prior to her walking down the aisle. It is most important in the south to make her first appearance a special moment. [More]
Monday, February 10, 2014; 3:15 PM
Here at Donnie Brown Weddings and Events, we have been inundated with requests for a popular new theme. The Great Gatsby craze, has us inspired to gather and share some inspiration that will take your event from just a 20's theme party, to a Gatsby-worthy event! So, get out the flapper dress and champagne flutes, we are going to travel back to the Jazz Age with our collection of inspiring images and thoughts. [More]
Thursday, January 30, 2014; 4:23 PM
Donnie Brown Weddings and Events was honored to take part in the current issue of Brides of North Texas' 5th Anniversary Issue.
The feature is called Beyond the Bouquet.
Here are the pages.
The colors are Chartreuse and Brown. The theme is organic.
You can pick up your copy of Brides of North Texas at grocery stores, book stores and the offices and stores of all the most prominent wedding professionals in the DFW metroplex.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014; 12:00 PM
Your color scheme for the wedding has the power to set the mood for your big day, so choose wisely and do not rush to follow a trend! To develop a specific feeling that you want to achieve, talk to your wedding planner early so you can start the process with theme and colors in place.
Choosing your colors early is important to insure consistency and a well-coordinated look as a whole. The color scheme is completely up to you, but you will need to take into account your venue, time of year, formality and availability (for flowers, linens, lighting and such). Be careful to not create a scheme with too many colors in combination too. In right now are monochromatic colorations. With this in mind, you can certainly use more than one shade of a color. Perhaps if you go pink, you can use pale or baby pink to bubblegum, and all the way to fuschia... even red. Also, you can add an entirely different color or two, but consider a main color perhaps with a secondary tone and even a metallic to enhance, but try to leave it at that if at all possible. For instance, you might use green as your main tone with espresso as a secondary and metallic silver to enhance. This is a fabulous combo for a wedding. Too many varying colors can begin to look very casual or even circusy, and nobody wants that for a wedding!! [More]
Thursday, January 16, 2014; 12:00 PM
We all know the big day is about you, there is absolutely no arguing with that! It is your day to celebrate your love for one another in the blessing of marriage! But let us not forget those friends who have stood by you through thick and thin, through happy and sad... These days they are there through all the wedding preparations. These are friends that are with you for a lifetime! [More]
Tuesday, January 7, 2014; 12:00 PM
Perfecting the art of Pinning!
The Pros and Cons of using Pinterest to Plan your big day!
Exploring the pins on Pinterest is a fantastic way to gather inspiration, find articles, look at photos and get great ideas that stand out to you. Once you pin a number of items, you will most likely start noticing a trend that will help you create your style for the big day! It is also a great resource for the wedding professionals to browse new ideas and trends.
… It is also addictive. [More]