To Do: Free Love Wedding

Friday, February 8, 2013

When we first heard of Free Love Wedding, we knew immediately we wanted to be involved. Working with the most creative vendors in the industry to create an unforgettable event for one amazing couple? Where do we sign up? Bows and Arrows, the brainchild behind the Free Love enterprise, and the passion of the other vendors we talked to got us even more excited once we saw how involved they would be. "Every year we see so many couples who compromise the vision of their dream wedding in order to stay in budget," says Alicia Rico of Bows and Arrows. "Free Love is an opportunity for us to collaborate in an unique way to make one captivating couple's dreams come true."

So what is Free Love Wedding? Starting appropriately on Valentine's Day, engaged couples have the chance to enter Free Love by submitting their love story in 300 words of less (short and sweet, just like you) along with a picture of the happy couple and an inspiration board. (Most of the vendors are on pinterest, including us. See all the vendors here.) Entries can only be received between Feb. 14th - Feb. 28th for the Big Day, which will be held in Dallas on Sunday, October 20, 2013. If that works for you, be sure to take this weekend and write your story. That's your weekend assignment - get after it!

Full rules, regulations, and important dates can be found here.


RTW: Lady in Red

Thursday, February 7, 2013
You've met Katherine first when she picked out the perfect attire for holiday gatherings (if you missed it, go here and read all about our favorite Neiman Marcus gal). Well, she's back and brimming with fantastic ideas for what to wear on the night that you really, really want to go out with the Mr. or really, really just want to hang out with the girls. Yep, we're talking about Valentine's Day. 

Dear Katherine,

What on earth to wear for the most dreadful wonderful night of the year? 

 1. Whilst red may not be original, it's ALWAYS romantic. For a big night, try some serious structure that will inspire you to carry yourself with an air of confidence.
J. Mendel / Alexander McQueen / Herver Leger

2. Be fun and flirty for a night out on the town with the girls. 
Aidan Mattox

3. Keep it all under wraps and spark and air of mystery.
Alice by Temperley

4. The last look should be as good as the first. Pick a dress with a beautiful back to make sure you leave just as gracefully as you entered.  
Clockwise from top center:  Zac Posen front and backKay Unger New York front and back / ML Monique Lhuillier front and back

Lovely lace for a feminine, flirty look.
1. Jimmy Choo 
2. Valentino Couture

Sexy studs for the modern stilleto. Too tough? Ruffles always win.
3. Valentino Rockstud
4. Lanvin

Shine bright like a diamond. ; )
5. Jimmy Choo
6. Rena Caovilla

Need help finding these pieces or just a chic new look? Just call Katherine. And be sure to check back next month for her picks on wedding wear.

Katherine Heidt 

Personal Shopper

Neiman Marcus, Downtown Dallas
iPhone: 214-801-7497

Playlist: In the Mood

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
For the romantics in us all: A NOW & FOREVER kind of love.

Valentine's Day is only a week away. Whether that night involves hanging with the besties, taking care of the kids, or spending time with your significant other, such an occasion calls for a P.O.S.H. playlist. We're romantics at heart, so we've got more than a few love songs to help set the mood. Subscribe to our Spotify feed to get this playlist and see what we've been listening to lately. 


Tabletop Tuesday: White Haute

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

All photography by GARY DONIHOO for F8 STUDIO

Whether she is doing a majestic hanging garden to canopy the wedding party or an ethereal centerpiece, Debby Jewesson knows a thing or two about brightening your event with flora and fauna. Published in this Spring's D Weddings issue, Debby was given the task of a white tablescape. Knowing the beauty of pure white, she kept the look simple and clean for a big impact. We love the contemporary flair of this tabletop. Can you image sitting down to what is essentially several of your own floral centerpieces? As always, Debby is ahead of the curve. See more of her work at Branching Out Floral & Event Design.  

A very budget friendly look. RENTALS by P.O.S.H.  -  Silver Rimmed Glass Charger / Simply Platinum China / Schott Zwiesel Pure Stemware / Artesian Flatware


Go: Meadows Museum

Monday, February 4, 2013
It's that time of year again. You're trying to find the perfect venue for a spring formal or summer wedding. You want something sophisticated by not stuffy, traditional yet maintains a modern edge, operates with a great staff who knows the difference the perfect rentals and menus. Fortunately for you, such a place does exist and you are invited to attend the opening to witness firsthand its striking atmosphere! We're talking about the Meadows Museum.

Your presence is request for     

The ART and SOUL of Spain    

Welcome to the exclusive spaces of the Meadows Museum.  Join us for a private evening to preview unique settings for your special events.  Enjoy cava, wine, and lite fare in a striking and sophisticated atmosphere, perfect for events of all kinds. 


Wednesday, February 6, 2013 

5:30 - 7:30p.m.

Meadows Museum * SMU 

5900 Bishop Boulevard 

Dallas, Texas


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AFR Furniture Rental
Tamytha Cameron Photography

Gold Crown
POSH Couture Party rentals

Gyros String Quartet

For more information please call Marin Fiske-Rankin at 214-768-4771

Cater to a large reception on the plaza with views of Santiago Calatrava’s sculpture Wave or a formal dinner party in the uniquely oval-shaped Gene and Jerry Jones Great Hall. For a private dinner or small reception, there is the  intimate Algur H. Meadows Founder’s Room. There is even a well-equipped room filled with the latest audio-visual technology film screenings for film screenings and the like in the Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium

Come see the space for yourself this Wednesday night for an open house. You can meet event manager, Marin Fiske-Rankin, and see why this place is perfect for your next event. 

More: Marin Fiske-Rankin NOSTALGIA on the blog here and here.
SMU Meadows Museum:

8626  – Ceremony space

ML260 – Jones Great Hall

For more info, go here.