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Colorful Fiesta Wedding!

Stephen and Dede’s colorful fiesta wedding was the sizzling summer celebration we’ve all been waiting for! This cute couple tied the knot at Saint Monica’s Catholic Church followed by a fantastic Tex Mex themed reception. Bright colors had guest in a party mood as soon as they walked in and complimented the couple’s fun loving personality to a tee. To fit the fun fiesta theme dinner obviously had to be the couple’s favorite – Mexican food! Following the upscale fiesta dinner, guest danced the night away to The Motion Band. It’s official, Dede had the most epic bouquet toss of all time; “Move Bitch” got all the single ladies on their feet, ready to go! This vibrant party definitely has us wishing for a never ending summer!

 

How they met

Dede was having a fun night out with her brother and friends to watch the Final Four when Stephen walked into her life. Stephen was hanging out with some of Dede’s brother’s high school friends when the two groups ran into each other! Eventually, the two groups split off to different bars for the night and Stephen was ready to head home until his friends started convincing him to stay. Stephen’s one request for him to stay? Have his friends find “that Dede girl” and so they did! For the rest of the evening, the couple hung out at the Ginger Man and played darts before Stephen got her number.

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how he proposed

Call it a woman’s intuition but Dede totally knew what Stephen was planning when he said he wanted to go on a “fancy date”. Stephen picked Dede up at home and when they walked outside surprised her with a notebook the two had been writing notes in for the last year. On the last page he had wrote everything he wanted to say and began reading it to Dede while getting on one knee and proposing! The couple celebrated their “fancy date” with a surprise chauffeured trip to Reunion Tower for dinner. Following dinner, Stephen planned a huge surprise party with all their friends and family including Dede’s best friend from college who he flew out just for the night!

colorful fiesta wedding - popparties

colorful fiesta wedding - popparties

 

Dallas Arts District Engagement Session

Kendall and DJ’s engagement session

Nothing makes us more excited than looking through our client’s gorgeous engagement pictures. We’re loving Kendall and DJ’s Dallas arts district engagement session by Dyan Kethley Photography. Some of our favorites include a stunning magnolia tree that really makes the pair pop! This couple is tying the knot in a mixed Christen and Jewish ceremony this fall and we can’t wait to see their dream wedding come to life!

How they met

Kendall and DJ’s love story is one for the books! Having met in high school, these two have been in each other’s lives for 10 years now! They first met at an end of year recital, where Kendall performed with her drill team and DJ rocked out to John Mayer’s “No Such Thing”. The two flirted for almost 9 years but were living separate lives; DJ in Fort Worth and Kendall in Dallas. In 2015, the couple reunited at the Byron Nelson while attending separately and the rest is history!

How he proposed

After commuting between Dallas and Fort Worth to spend time together, the couple decided to move in together in September of 2016. DJ had bigger plans then just moving in together though. Before the couple received the keys to their new house, DJ moved a couple of things in. He lined the living room with tea candles and rose petals and hung pictures of all their “firsts” on the wall. The final frame was left empty with only a question mark in the center. While proposing DJ said, “And this will be the picture of when I got down on one knee and asked you to spend the rest of your life with me.” After celebrating with hugs, kisses, and champagne, DJ took Kendall to their new backyard where family and friends were waiting to celebrate the newly engaged couple!

Blue Hues in the City

The end of summer might have us feeling a little blue, but this blue hues styled shoot definitely doesn’t! The 400 Ervay was the perfect location to showcase pretty blue hues in the city. This cityscape shoot was designed around an existing chandelier structure, which serves as ambient lighting for the rooftop space. The chandelier allows us to show how to use existing space so that it functions in new, creative ways. For the shoot we placed two tables on either side of the box, making it the new tables centerpiece. We had a custom watercolor tabletop designed to bride the gaps for the most functionality.

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blue hues in the city-popparties

blue hues in the city-popparties

blue hues in the city-popparties

Soft textures of navy linen and steel colored banquette seating accent the sharp lines from neighboring buildings of the downtown backdrop. The contrast from the soft textures and sharp lines creates a cool modern space. The place settings contributed to the modern vibe of the table. Mixed metals with graphite flatware, rock napkin rings, and silver dinnerware accented the blue and silver hues played off of from both venue and cityscape alike.

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Who else is getting Carrie Bradshaw vibes from this bridal look!? The custom Nardos Design blue and white gown inspired the hues used for the shoot to compliment the cool metals of downtown buildings. The reception gown’s blue accents are perfect for a nontraditional bride who truly wants to make a statement!

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blue hues in the city-popparties

This styled shoot was featured on Wedding Chicks! Head over to check out the complete gallery for some more “blue hues in the city” inspiration!

Blue Hues in the City featured partners

Styling and design: Pop Parties

Cakes and catering: Fancy Cakes by Lauren

Fashion: Nardos Design

Floral: David Kimmel Designs

Hair and makeup: Stephanie Nelson Hair and Makeup

Print materials: MEMCO

Photographer: Dyan Kethley Photography

Rentals: Bella Acento, Ducky Bobs Special Event Rentals

Venue: 400 North Ervay