New Dallas Hotspots Perfect For Your Bridal Shower

Bridal Shower IdeasLooking for offbeat bridal shower ideas in Dallas? This is such an exciting time, and the venue that you choose can make all of the difference! Here are four of the newest eateries to hit the scene in Dallas. Any of these establishments would be a great place to host your party! If there's one that calls out to you, be sure to call and get all of the specific details about their rules, party packages, and pricing. If you need transportation for your celebration, this Fort Worth Limo Service has a variety of vehicle options to choose from!

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Merchant House
4040 Maple Ave

This spot has a unique, charming atmosphere with mid-century details. This space is comfortable and casual while staying on trend. This is why it's a great option to consider for a party venue! There is an upstairs lounge along with main level dining, so there's a lot of space to work with here. With dishes like french onion dumplings, who wouldn't want to celebrate here?

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Gallo Nero
1905 Greenville Ave

Italian is what is being served at this new restaurant in Lower Greenville! There's an outdoor patio and plenty of space inside this establishment. Some of the most popular dishes include the Nutella Crepe, Chicken Murphy, Tortellini Alla Panna, and the refreshing Cucumber Martini. There's a private dining family room that would be perfect for your bridal shower or engagement party!

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Namo
3699 McKinney Ave

This is a Japanese sushi bar in the Uptown area. They have perfected the art of the sushi hand roll! With ample seating and a huge variety of authentic Japanese dishes, it is sure to be a pleasant party when you bring a group here to celebrate. The fact that they make the rolls right in front of you makes this feel like an interactive dining experience.

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Velvet Taco
3411 McKinney Ave

Velvet Taco is putting a creative twist on this classic dish! You're probably familiar with the location in Henderson, but this one is a lot larger, which makes it a perfect destination for a celebration. You will find authentic options as well as creative choices like the shrimp and grits taco and the buffalo chicken. Don't leave without trying their popular red velvet cake, after all, it is a celebration!

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Photos by Meli Kerr Photography

Get the Scoop on the Bridal Party's Look

Evie Top in Off White + Keaton Skirt in Eucalyptus

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November 19, 2018 by Tanya Watters

Ultimate Winter Wonderland Wedding

Alethea + Jason Real Wedding
Flying V Ranch, Decatur, TX
January 20, 2018

Not only did I get to witness my very talented friend, Alethea of Petals & Pastels get married, but it was also the first time where I got to see my dresses walk down the aisle! It was a pretty special moment and I loved every minute of it! Alethea had seven beautiful bridesmaids who all wore the Leighton skirt in Blue Harbor paired with their own white sweaters. January in Texas can be a little unpredictable with the weather and we were definitely nervous because there was rain in the forecast. However, nothing was keeping this gorgeous wedding from happening. The sky cleared and the ground dried and she had the most unbelievable outdoor ceremony at Flying V Ranch. Check out her gorgeous wedding details below!

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 Photos by Allen Tsai Photography

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Leighton Maxi Skirt in Blue Harbor

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June 21, 2018 by Tanya Watters

The Best Bachelorette Party Destinations in Dallas

Your bachelorette party has the potential to be the best party you've ever been to, especially when you're planning it in Dallas. There are so many different options to consider adding to your itinerary. The best part is completely customizing your itinerary to your specific interests...it pretty much guarantees that the night will be memorable for all of the right reasons. Here are four popular Dallas bachelorette party destinations to consider checking out along the way!

Bachelorette Party Ideas

Painting with a Twist

5202 W Lovers Lane, Dallas, TX

Sipping on wine and painting with friends is a great idea for the laid back bachelorette group. If you're not artistically gifted, don't worry, as the instructor guides you through each step. If you want to have a private party here, you'll need anywhere from 8 to 12 people and a credit card to make your reservation. You'll get to choose your painting if you decide to go this route.

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3 Eleven Kitchen & Cocktails

311 N Market St, Dallas, TX

This is a new spot in the West End Historic District. It has an inviting vintage atmosphere, and they have rooms available for those who want to host a party here. The fresh ingredients shine through in both the food and cocktail choices at this establishment. Plus, the downtown location makes it a perfect stop in your bar hopping!

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Escape This

4372 Spring Valley Rd, Farmers Branch, TX

This immersive escape room experience is perfect for bachelorette parties. There are different themes to choose from like the Heist, Pathogen, Epicurean, and Society. There are varying difficulty levels in each option, so you can customize how much of a challenge it is. The staff is very accommodating for parties as well.

Bachelorette Party Ideas

Dallas School of Burlesque

2924 Main St, Dallas, TX

A lot of fun can be had here at the Dallas School of Burlesque, especially for a group of adventurous ladies! They offer burlesque parties and pole dance parties that includes two hours of time with a talented instructor, and both are under $500. All skill levels are welcome here, so don't be shy.

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Remember, if you plan on drinking, you'll have to organize a method of safe transportation. There's a better option than ordering a new ride share service every time you want to go to a new destination, and that's reserving luxury transportation like a party bus or limousine. These types of vehicles offer more room and features than a standard sedan. Plus, chauffeurs are familiar with bachelorette parties, and they can offer up more suggestions if you're drawing a blank. For more information, check out these Dallas Event Ideas!

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April 24, 2018 by Tanya Watters

Why this Photo Shoot with Luisa's Secret is My Favorite

The recent photoshoot with Luisa’s Secret has been one of my favorite ones to date! Not only was I able to see my vision come to life, but I was lucky enough to experience the endless, upbeat energy between Luisa and Douglas that inspired the models to take such beautiful photos. There are so many amazing things that came together to make this shoot happen!!

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For one, working with Luisa and Douglas was a dream! I had been Instagram stalking them for awhile and decided to reach out to them randomly. I was so excited when they said yes! They are so captivating to watch while they work. They each have their own camera and they move around individually, yet together as if in an unspoken choreographed dance. They are both beautiful people, inside and out, just building their dream career and helping lift up people like me in the process. Oh! And they brought their own glitter!!

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The models are actually fellow Alpha Xi Delta sisters from Texas Tech. While in college, I was reluctant to rush a sorority, but I went through the process because I believe in trying everything at least once. Little did I know that I would be making a lifelong relationship with thousands and thousands of AXiDs across the nation! It is so fun having my sorority sisters be a part of this journey and I love hearing them daydream over their “real wedding” one day.

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The day before this shoot, I was attending the Swoon Event at Jefferson Tower. My booth was next to Katie Bug Florals who designs absolutely stunning arrangements. She was headed out of town and was going to throw out her flowers from the show. Oh, the tragedy! I asked if I could take them for my photoshoot, and she said yes! I love when things just come together naturally.

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Finally, the story behind the venue. When I started planning my first photo shoot a year ago, I had no clue where to go. So I reached out to my high school alumni office to see if I could use their studio space (I went to an artsy school). They referred me to some fellow high school alumnae that are Dallas photographers and have a studio for rent. That’s why you’ll often see me shooting at the Lumen Room.

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So many personal connections made this shoot happen and I am overjoyed with the outcome. It’s amazing that I can grow my own business while still supporting the local community. I hope you’ve enjoyed learning more about my favorite shoot! Be sure to check out all of the vendors that made it possible.

Photographer Luisa's Secret | Florals Katie Bug Florals | Venue The Lumen Room

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April 18, 2018 by Tanya Watters