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Going to the Chapel Tips

The wedding ceremony is the most cherished and significant part of the entire wedding day.

Finding the location and setting takes time and much thought.

Whether it is at a church, outdoors, Synagogue or hotel- you will want to be prepared for making the right choice.

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When selecting the wedding location you will want to consider:

Church or Synagogue Wedding Ceremony

If you are a member of a church- the fees will be less. There are many churches that allow non- members to have their wedding at their sanctuary or smaller chapel- depending on the number of guests.  Some research as to the ones that allow those options will be necessary.

  • Meet with the on-site coordinator before the big day to discuss about guests numbers, pew seating, wedding attendants and timing.
  • To ensure a smoother wedding rehearsal and wedding day- share with the family and special guests where they will be seated-this will be of great assistance for the ushers and family.
  • Provide a list to the family as to who will need to remain for return to altar photography
  • Make sure your photographer and videographer have been provided the rules and guidelines for their services and meet with the coordinator upon arrival to go over where they can shoot from in the church.


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Beautiful Church Setting


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Amazing Church Wedding

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

Many brides dream of having an outdoor ceremony and as it  does offer many beautiful photographs, as well as incredible setting.

  • Consider would first be the time of day. As photography and lighting is very important.
  • Be comfortable with you back up plan in case of weather changes
  • Share with wedding party as to type of ground they will be walking on- in order to select the correct heels or flats
  • Obtain professional audio services to set up sound and microphones for the musicians, officiate, readers and videographer
  • Pre plan seating for family and special guests-sharing with them prior the wedding day


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Outdoor Wedding

By |March 7th, 2017|

A Wedding to Remember

High School sweethearts, Mia Morris and Joe Doyle, will hold May 14, 2016 in their hearts forever. From the customized champagne splits to the reception décor, every detail was carefully selected and meaningful to the couple and their families. We wish them every bit of happiness in their life together!


Caroline Jurgensen Photography

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Beautiful display of wedding day attire at the bride’s home on wedding day preparation


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Cheers to the bride” with specialty champagne splits to celebrate with bridal party during hair and makeup preparations. Hair and makeup was provided by Anita Haar and her associates from Elan MakeUp.


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Mia surrounded with her wedding party at her family home before “heading to the chapel”


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St. Rita’s Parrish was the site for the sweet union of Mia and Joe.


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We now present “Mr. and Mrs. Joe Doyle”


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Mia’s cake designed by Ruth Robbins-Tastefully Yours Cakes- was not only delicious but adorned with touches of floral and succulents


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Bride and Groom’s head table at The Empire Room Dallas. Linens provided by Seat by Design, with floral from Rose Lady Design. The beautiful chandeliers over the table added a final touch provided by Astounding Sounds


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Mia and Joe kicked off the party with their first dance as husband and wife To “Lucky Man ”, provided by DJ Glenn Roush


A sparkling ending to a new beginning

A sparkling ending to a new beginning


Ceremony:St. Rita’s Catholic Parrishwww.stritaparrish.net
Reception Venue:The Empire Room of Dallaswww.theempireroomdallas.com
Caterer:Gil’s Elegant Cateringwww.gilselegantcatering.com
Invitations:Clara Doyle Designswww.claradoyledesigns.com
Florist:Donna Jenkins with Rose Lady Designwww.roseladydesigns.com
Baker:Ruth Robbins with Tastefully Yours Cakeswww.tastefullyyourscakes.com
Photographer:Caroline Jurgensenwww.carolinejurgensenphotography.com
DJ:LeForce Entertainmentwww.leforcedfw.com
Hair and Makeup:Elan Make Upwww.elanmakeup.com
Bridal Dress:Bridal Boutique of Lewisvillewww.bridalboutiquelewisville.com
Lighting:Coby Logan with Astounding Soundswww.astoundingsounds.com
Linens:Seat by Designwww.seatbydesign.com





By |October 7th, 2016|

Spring Dallas Wedding for Abby and Will

Photos by Perez Photography

Texas A&M University was the beginning of a wonderful romance for Abby and Will. Moving forward two years later, their gorgeous union was held in the Spring of 2015 at Arlington Hall at Lee Park.  The Jewish tradition of signing of The Ketubah was held in the hall with family and wedding party gathered around to witness before the ceremony.

Abby, the forever happy bride said “I do” to Will under the floral chuppah at The Alman Pavilion with the sun shining.  As with the Jewish tradition, the couple ended their ceremony with “the breaking of the glass”


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Their beautiful seated dinner was held in the Ballroom of Arlington Hall at Lee Park with Ice House Band providing the music, with happy guests covering the dance floor throughout the evening.


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As tradition would prove, the groom’s cake was in the design of an Aggie ring, with the Aggie’s hooping and hollering as they sung The Aggie War Hymn.


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Jewish weddings traditions add so much to the entire experience, along with the couple and guests dancing the “Hora” while the band played “Hava Nagila”.


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As the couple departed through hundreds of bubbles, each guests departed with Cinnamon Rolls topped with “Love is Sweet”.


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Wedding Planner: Kay Watson – www.kaywatson.com

Ceremony/Reception – www.arlingtonhallatleepark.com

Photographer – www.perezweddings.com

Videographer – www.tvideoproductions.com

Florist – www.branchingoutevents.com

Lighting and Sound – www.simplymusicevents.com

Band – www.icehouseband.com

Cakes – www.frostedart.com

Hair and Make-up – www.elanmakeup.com

String Quartet – www.serenatastrings.com

Transportation – www.premierlimo.com

By |June 29th, 2016|

Why you should hire a Dallas wedding planner

Do you plan on having a big Dallas wedding that will go down in the books as epic? You might want to hire a professional wedding planner to help you get there.

Wedding planners can seem like an extravagancy, but they’re useful for every type and size of wedding, from smaller ceremonies to grand events. In fact, hiring a Dallas wedding planner might help reduce your costs considerably – the city isn’t exactly known for its cheap prices, and a pro planner will know what’s necessary and what you can do without.

Hiring a Dallas Wedding Planner – Dreams versus real life

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Everyone has their own dream wedding – even the manliest of guys have no doubt envisioned it once or twice. As things usually are, though, reality can often build up a wall to stop dreams from entering it.

This doesn’t have to be a bad thing – your actual wedding can be just as great as the magical one you had in mind even if the two are notably different. Here’s where a Dallas wedding planner will prove invaluable – he or she will open up possibilities that might not have occurred to you but are just as awesome as those you had in mind (while likely being more reasonable).

Since a wedding consists of two people and each person’s fantasy looks different, a wedding planner will also help create the perfect joint venture between two visions. With a pro planner, one spouse won’t get upset or disappointed that the other is ‘enforcing’ their vision – the two soon-to-be-newlyweds will work together to create a perfect picture and then bring it to life.

In line with this, a planner will also provide much-needed input regarding attendees. Contrary to what they might admit, most people want a big wedding that includes dozens or hundreds of guests they barely know or have never even seen in person. A wedding planner might be just the person to open your eyes and make you realize you don’t need half of Dallas present to have a good time while saying the big ‘Yes’.

The logistics and the cost of it all

Here’s something that many might not think of until it’s too late: to stage a proper wedding, you’ll need a lot of assistance. More specifically, you’ll need various professionals that will help you with accommodations, decoration, food and drinks, transportation and so on.

Finding all of these on your own is no doubt going to be a pain. Worse yet, the wedding industry is a profitable one and will continue being such for as long as people enjoy joining hands in matrimony. Many ‘wedding opportunists’ will try to rip newlyweds off by overpricing their services and counting on their clients wanting to minimize hassle and save time. A proper Dallas wedding planner will know all the right people in the biz and will ensure you don’t pay a dime more than you should.

In line with this, a Dallas wedding planner will also help you avoid going over the budget. Having bottomless pockets would be great when you’re planning for your big wedding, but most of us have to work inside our financial limits – a planner will help you achieve a wedding of satisfactory magnitude regardless of your means and will also help eliminate unnecessary spending even if you do have some extra money.

By |December 30th, 2015|

Questions to ask a Fort Worth wedding planner

Fort Worth is one of Texas’ biggest cities, although you might not know it from the inside – for an ‘almost-big’ city, it’s surprisingly cozy and rich with the Texan spirit and the traditions we all know and love.

If you chose Fort Worth as the place to host your wedding, you chose well – there’s no shortage of amazing locations that will also translate to pictures and videos you’ll be proud of in the coming decades. Planning your wedding by your lonesome is bold – you’d be much better off working with a wedding-planning professional. He or she will take a lot of responsibility away from you without compromising the wedding in any way if you got the right person for the job. Here are some questions to ask your Fort Worth wedding planner before working with them to try and know how much they can do for you.

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 Questions to ask a Fort Worth Wedding Planner

  • How many weddings have you helped plan? This shouldn’t play too big of a role in your decision, but don’t let the wedding planner know that – asking about their experience straight-up will show them you mean business. You shouldn’t object to hiring someone with less experience, as people new to the biz can be visionaries just as well, although someone who’s been in the game for long will have a lot more contacts and will make the whole process smoother.
  • Can you show us pictures and/or videos from some of the weddings you planned? Everyone can talk, but not everyone can back it up (or show evidence that they can). If your potential wedding planner can show some proof of ability in the form of past weddings that went well, you’ll know that there’s a good chance yours will go without issues as well.
  • What is your fee? An obvious one: you’ll want your wedding planner to name the price beforehand without trying to charge you for any ‘additional services’ later on – if you suspect the possibility of shady business, you can try reaching for a contract, but you can just as easily reach for another wedding planner.
  • Can we do this in a certain amount of time? Be specific about your timetable: your wedding planner should be able to guarantee that there will be no delays or, alternatively, that he or she will rework the plan so that everything fits a schedule. Nearly every wedding planner is likely to say “Of course!” to this, so a list of references or any sort of positive feedback could prove useful.
  • Are you able to take care of everything yourself? A Fort Worth wedding planner worth her salt will be able to take the entire load off your back and will have no problem staging an event where all you have to do is show up and say “I do” to the person you love.
  • Will you work with me every step of the way and accept my input? In contrast to the previous one, you’ll want to assess your wedding planner’s ability to listen to you. Whoever is working with you should never forget that the wedding is your big day and your wishes are ultimately the most important thing to consider – planners wanting to enforce their own vision aren’t someone you want working with you on your biggest day.
By |December 27th, 2015|

Fort Worth And Dallas Wedding Consultant

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Kay is a professional Fort Worth wedding consultant. From traditional elegant to country and western, Kay offers the expertise to help you plan for your big day. Kay delights herself in the details and the result is a thoroughly planned event that provides you with a day you can enjoy.

After graduation from Baylor University, Kay was an award-winning event coordinator for local business and schools. In 1998, she realized the greatest joy in her work came from seeing amazing weddings take place and the gratitude from brides and their families. Kay has been a speaker at numerous area bridal shows, featured on area TV programs, and written articles on wedding event planning in local papers and magazines.

Based in the Dallas and Fort Worth area, Kay is a professional wedding planner. From traditional elegant to country and western, Kay offers the expertise to help you plan for your big day. Kay delights herself in the details and the result is a thoroughly planned event that provides you with a day you can enjoy. Kay is a member of the the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners and the Professional Wedding Guild of Fort Worth. As a member of the Dallas & Fort Worth wedding organizations, Kay has hundreds of contacts and service providers that allow her to provide trustworthy sources for her brides.

By |November 15th, 2013|