Laurel Loves || A Father’s First Look

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On her wedding day, there are two love stories on a bride’s mind. One is the sheer excitement of being united with her groom. While the other is of a bond that has been forming since she was born — the one between she and her Dad. And there’s something about when a father sees his daughter as a bride for the first time — that tells us he feels the same way.

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Vendor Spotlight || LeForce Entertainment

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Playing the Macarena, Electric Slide, Butterfly Kisses and pronouncing names correctly for wedding parties have historically been the most popular requests for wedding DJs However, while executing a playlist and list of names by your DJ can get the job done, it also lacks the magical touch we have seen LeForce Entertainment put on every event at The Laurel. Brides and...

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Meet The Laurel Team || Sandy Margritz, Office Coordinator

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Every new bride-to-be knows that scrolling through gorgeous online photos of potential wedding venues can only take her so far. Eventually, she must walk through the front doors to see for herself where her life will be changed forever. She needs to take in what the space feels like, see where her guests might best enjoy the special occasion, and decide whether she and...

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How To Find the Perfect Corporate Event Space (that is right for your event and your guests)

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Corporate events can sound sterile to those who have attended many and found them stuffy and unimaginative. What your guests may not know is that it is not easy finding a space that can accommodate a large number of guests, easily manage parking, and present delicious food as well as offer the flexibility to set up exactly to your needs. Yet, merging the two —...

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Laurel Loves: Fantastic Send-Offs

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Since ancient Roman times, throwing rice over happy brides and grooms has been tradition. But some traditions are meant to be broken. Modern couples have wisely updated the farewell experience — meaning no more shaking rice out of your hair for weeks to come. Regardless the tradition — new or old — nothing rivals the excitement of sending off a newly married...

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Real Weddings || April + Bryan || January 7, 2017

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No matter how hard you try, what is the one thing you cannot control about your wedding day?  The weather. But for April and Bryan Mikaelian, a winter wedding made for a perfect backdrop to the warmth and love that was found inside. Because, like J.R.R. Tolkien said, “Deep roots are not touched by the frost.” While frost glistened outside The Laurel on January...

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Vendor Spotlight || Molly Rasmussen — Pop Parties

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After five years as a director producing nearly 150 events per year in the Dallas Design District, Molly opened her own full-service wedding and event planning company — Pop Parties. Fully dedicated to helping clients host perfectly planned celebrations, Molly and her team work tirelessly to create once-in-a-lifetime occasions for their clients. Molly was kind...

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