Thursday, June 2, 2011

Wedding Tips: My Complete Vendor List

Reception: Delaney Vineyards in Grapevine

Cake: A coworker of my moms bakes wedding cakes as a hobby out of her home. And let me tell you, our wedding cake was to die for!

Invitations & Wedding Programs : Becky Wade - A close friend of my moms. She was fantastic and helped turn our vision into reality.

Catering: CN Catering (We had to use one of the 4 that Delaney recommended and I am going to be honest- I would not recommend them.  They were very unreliable and unorganized. HOWEVER, the food was outstanding so that was a plus.)

Flowers: Donna Jenkins - This is actually Katie Norris' mom. She does flowers as a hobby out of her home and is very fair in pricing and I cannot begin to tell you how talented she is.  She has a zillion books for you to go through and makes a "trend board" for you with your wedding colors.  She is extremely sweet, knowledgeable, and passionate.

Photographer (Engagements): Katie Norris
Location: Deep Ellum, White Rock Lake, Downtown Dallas

Photographer (Bridals and Wedding) : Sara Kate Barger
Location of Bridals: Cotton Mill in McKinney

DJ: Pedro... came recommended from a Fossil coworker.  More on that later, but I would not recommend him. Moving on...


Hair & Makeup: Heather Kitsoulis at The Blue Room (she now works at Halo and extremely talented at what she does- I was very pleased with how my hair and makeup turned out!) 

Getaway Car: Gifted from my stepdad Chris. I honestly think it MADE our wedding. It was like a pretty bow that tied the whole package together and made for an amazing backdrop on some of our most memorable and favorite photos.

  • Dress: Circle Park Bridal in Addison (Something New)
  • Shoes: DSW Shoe Warehouse 
  • Jewelry:  Etsy "K Garner Designs" + Spice (next door to Cotton Island)
  • Broach: Vintage- My grandma Nanny's :) (Something Old)
  • Undergarments: Nordstrom - "sticky boobs" b/c I hate strapless bras and I LOVED my Hanky Panky "I Do" panties (Something blue) 
  • Flower Girl Dresses/ Ring bearer tux: Impressions right by Sam Moon- SUCH a steal!!! 
  • Garters: (1 to throw, 1 to keep): Stardust Celebrations 
  • Veil: Annie Houston's - I loved the long fairytale length plus the meaningful factor since Logan and I met at their wedding (Something borrowed)

Other Details:

  • Ring Bearer Bowl: Etsy "Palomas Nest" - you get to customize this! We put "With this Ring 10.30.09" it is a GREAT keepsake!
  • Cake Toppers: Etsy "Naked Peggies" - customized to look like my wedding dress and match our hair color, etc. Unfortunately, they no longer have a store but you can find similar cake toppers HERE. 
  • Sign in Guest book frame: Bed, Bath, & Beyond 
  • Reception center pieces & frames for bridal portraits/ engagements: Hobby Lobby 
  • Wedding Scrapbook: Etsy "It's My Day"  - This was customized with my wedding colors and showers.  It was a stress-free way to have a pre-made scrapbook that I just literally got to fill in/ glue pictures in.  The rest was cute and done for me!
*Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or need contact info for any of the above vendors.


  1. Are you sure you are not a wedding planner? XOXO

  2. Abby - I am loving all of this wedding advice! Please keep it coming! :)

  3. haha will do! Glad to know someone is reading it :) I have cost cutting, what i wish i had known, and what im so glad i did left!



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