Dallas Recommended Wedding Vendors

Christina Truelove | christina@christinatruelove.com | 469.432.2245

In my eight years of shooting weddings, I have worked with some awesome wedding vendors.  And, unlike other Dallas recommended wedding vendors lists you may pick up, I am going to tell you a little bit of why I love these people.  =)

Coordinators

I highly recommend getting a coordinator, if nothing else, to help you keep everything organized and on budget, and to handle all the stress surrounding your wedding day.  You should feel relaxed and ENJOY this time, not worried about every little thing that comes up (and there WILL be things come up).  Don’t make your mom/sister/best friend do it all.  Leave it to someone who has had years of experience anticipating and correcting problems before they happen, so that your day runs smooth and stress-free.

http://eachandeverydetail.com/ | (214) 542-1317
Wendy and her team are caring and go out of their way to help their clients and other vendors. You certainly have nothing to worry about when they are in charge.

http://www.suekelsonevents.com/ | 972-447-8300

Sue is a fantastic coordinator that I have recently been able to connect with. She is very passionate about what she does. She has many years of experience working in the wedding industry and numerous accolades to go along with it.

http://forevereventsandweddings.com/ | 214-302-7505

The reason I recommend Julie is because she is so very organized, professional, and friendly. She has coordinated a variety of weddings from small and simple, to large and elegant. Having this kind of experience is so important.

http://www.kseventstx.com/ | 469.247.4651

Kasey is another coordinator that I am just now getting to know. She is really fun and energetic. With her, you’re not just getting a coordinator, you’re getting a friend with whom you can chat and spend time together, while planning an amazing wedding.

http://jochew.com/ | 214.690.8851

Joche and his team are amazing florists and coordinators. I met Joche when we had bridal show booths next to each other last year and I love every opportunity that I get to chat with him. I finally get to work a wedding with him soon and can’t wait to see the beautiful floral that he will be creating.

 http://southern-affairs.com/ | 972.584.7335

I had the privilege to work with Robyne on a very awesome rooftop styled shoot.  She has an amazing eye for detail and created such a beautiful scene.  Check out the post I did for our shoot: http://christinatruelove.com/2015/08/29/rooftop-styled-wedding-styled-shoot/.  We were lucky enough to get published in MunaLuchi Bride online!

Florist

A florist can either make or break your wedding.  If you are hiring a florist, you need to make sure you hire an experienced one that knows their flowers.  All too often, brides do not know what flowers they would like, but a florist can help you with that.

http://www.hautefloral.com/ | 214.578.6046

Kristen is amazing at combing the perfect colors and textures to make the perfect bouquet or arrangement. I absolutely LOVE every single thing she has made.

Dallas wedding flowers using purple flowers and succulents in bouquet and centerpiece floral arrangements

http://jochew.com/ | 214.690.8851

Joche and his team are amazing florists and coordinators. I met Joche when we had bridal show booths next to each other last year and I love every opportunity that I get to chat with him. I finally get to work a wedding with him soon and can’t wait to see the beautiful floral that he will be creating.

http://www.expressionsofdecor.com/ | 469-688-9788

I was able to work with Expressions of Decor during a fun styled shoot and they did a remarkable job.

Dallas wedding flowers using green and white flowers in bouquet and centerpiece floral arrangements

Videography

Having a videographer that works well with your photographer is so important.  If they do not work well together, they will be stepping on each other all night, or you will have a ton of photos with your videographers in them, and your video will be littered with us moving around all over the place.  Here are a couple videographers that I have recently had the privilege to work with.

http://www.thisisaurora.com

My wonderful husband, Tim, is a wedding videographer – and a super talented one at that.  I could be a smidge biased, but he really is pretty amazing.  Check out this highlights video and see for yourself!

Courtney + Brennan Wedding Highlights from Aurora Films on Vimeo.

 

http://dallasweddingfilms.net/

Chris is such a great guy to work with. He really gets a feel for each couple and makes a video for them to truly tells their story in a cinematic way. This is the beautiful video of Natasha & Anthony.

Natasha and Anthony’s Wedding Story Trailer from Chris W on Vimeo.

http://www.bradandmonicaweddings.com/

Brad and Monica did a wedding with me where they did a same day edit. This is where they take all the coverage they have up through dinner, quickly make a video, then show it to you and your guests before the end of your reception. Check out this same day edit they did for my couple, Ashley & Tyler.

{same day edit} ashley & tyler from Brad Eggerton on Vimeo.

Bridal Dress Shops

A good bridal dress shop is a lot more than just a place to buy a dress.  These places often can help you by knowing which type of dress perfectly shows off your beautiful body and makes you look the most radiant you could possibly be on your wedding day.  And who doesn’t want to look their absolute best, right?  In addition, if the dress isn’t absolutely perfect, but is close to what you had in mind, a good bridal shop will be able to alter or customize it to be the dress of your dreams.

http://providenceplacebridal.com/ | (214) 435-8962 2065

Summer Lee Dr. #101 in Rockwall

Lynette and her team completely go above and beyond with each bride that they have the opportunity to work with. In fact, I did a vendor spotlight on them here. http://christinatruelove.com/2016/04/17/best-place-in-dallas-to-buy-a-wedding-dress/

Dallas wedding dress bridal shop Providence Place Bridal on the Harbor in Rockwall

DJ/Entertainment

Now, these people are really darn important to your wedding reception.  If you have a bad DJ, no one will be dancing and/or they will have insane lights that throw off your photographers and videographers.  A couple DJ’s that I have worked with recently have done a great job of keeping a packed floor and everyone having a blast.

http://www.melmemdj.com/ | 972.572.7207

I have had the privilege of working with both Melody and Lori. They both are so much fun, laid back, and know how to get the crowd up and out of their seats. Lori was even teaching people how to dance. With them, it really seems like your friends are DJ’ing your wedding. I can’t say enough good about Lori and Melody!

http://www.cbentertainmentdj.com | 214-577-5520

Chris did a fantastic job recently at a wedding. He also did all the uplighting, which made the room even more fabulous than it already was. The dance floor was always full because the music was specifically tailored to the crowd.

 

Officiant

This is who presides over your ceremony.  Some have their home church pastor/minister/priest or an ordained family member or friend perform the rites.  Others select the services of a professional officiant service.

http://www.lovenotesweddings.com/ | 817.917.5540

I have worked with a couple of their officiants, and each one has been a pure joy to get to know. They make your marriage ceremony as traditional or light hearted as you want. One thing that the officiants at Love Notes do, is they all step away from the couple for the kiss. It is a small gesture, but allows us photographers to get better images without someone’s head in the image. It is little things like that which make me refer Love Notes to all of my brides.

Cakes

The cake is the center of attention, as far as your reception decor is concerned.  You deserve the cake of your dreams (don’t forget an incredibly unique groom’s cake, too).

http://www.opulentcakes.com/opulent_cakes_of_grapevine/ | 817-581-0171

Have you ever tried a tres leches cake? It was so moist and delicious as it entered your mouth, and you are in a moment of pure bliss. Well, that is what it is like tasting one of these cakes. I first tried them at a bridal show several years ago. Fast forward a year, I am photographing a wedding and stop to take a bite of cake (I HAVE to try the cake!). When I took a bite, I instantly recognized it was an Opulent Cake. Their taste is so distinct that I recognized it after a year… enough said!

Jeweler

You probably already have your engagement ring, but just in case you need a custom jeweler that makes beautiful jewelry, you should check out Shapiro Diamonds.

http://www.shapirodiamonds.com/ | 972-239-2122

Lance and Kendra really care about their clients. We have a partnership where I take pictures for their website and some of their clients. Check out this ring from a recent proposal!!

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Venues

I have so many venues that I like for so many different reasons, that I will have to do separate posts for each type and location.  Stay tuned for those.  In the meantime, if you would like to send me an email (even if you are not one of my clients) and would like some suggestions, please do so.  I am happy to help. I would just need to know what area you would like to stay around (Dallas vs Ft Worth) and what ‘feel’ you are going for.  christina@christinatruelove.com.

Helped us find a new location

Christina was great to work with! She was my photographer for my engagement session, bridal portraits, and wedding. I was so glad she could be flexible and work on her toes-it came in handy when our planned outdoor bridal session had to be moved due to rain. Those portraits turned out better than I could have imagined, all thanks to her calling around to find us a new locale. My husband and I loved our wedding pictures too, and we can't wait to order a photo book displaying all of her amazing work!

Alyssa & James

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Alyssa & James

Christina was great to work with! She was my photographer for my engagement session, bridal portraits, and wedding. I was so glad she could be flexible and work on her toes-it came in handy when our planned outdoor bridal session had to be moved due to rain. Those portraits turned out better than I could have imagined, all thanks to her calling around to find us a new locale. My View Full →

Christina was there to help

They were absolutly AMAZING!!!!! Willing to work with us and gave us the style of pictures we asked for!!!!! Have tons of information and go above and beyond to make sure we had the perfect day (wedding) Even when something unrelated to photography happened, Christina was right there with options and recommendations to help!!!!! They did our engagements, wedding and my bridals.
They come highly recommended!!
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They were absolutly AMAZING!!!!! Willing to work with us and gave us the style of pictures we asked for!!!!! Have tons of information and go above and beyond to make sure we had the perfect day (wedding) Even when something unrelated to photography happened, Christina was right there with options and recommendations to help!!!!! They did our engagements, wedding and my bridals. They come highly recommended!!
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To schedule a session or consultation, please email me at christina@christinatruelove.com or call 469-432-2245.