Choosing Your Wedding Colors – Walters Wedding Estates – Dallas Wedding Venues

Rachel Meagan Photography CAV

What is the first thing you do when you get engaged? After celebrating like crazy about this exciting new chapter of your life, you go to your Wedding Pinterest board, the one you’ve been working on for years, and look at all the gorgeous colors you’ve pinned.

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The colors you choose for your special day is a decision that will affect the decor and what the inside of your wedding album looks like, so you want to make the best palette choice that you possibly can. How do you make this decision?! Don’t worry, we have your answers, even the unspoken ones!

EE Photography ARI

Completely understanding your wedding will be influenced by your color choice is key. The invitations, the cake, the bridesmaid dresses, the list goes on and on. Since your color scheme will be seen everywhere, you will want to choose something that goes great with everything. This is easier said than done.

Brittany Tarno HPC

Luckily, there are classic color palettes that are timeless in the world of weddings! For every different style, there is a color scheme to match. Your colors should embrace what makes you YOU!

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But, since your Pinterest Wedding board may be out of date, turn to he top 10 colors of spring 2016. Each color has a meaning and companion colors that will make your wedding more gorgeous than you could ever imagine. We cannot wait to see photos of the beautiful brides tying the knot next year!

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Article Credit: The Knot, The Perfect Palette and Favor Ideas

Photographers: Rachel Meagan Photography, Ben Q Photography, EE Photography, Tucker Images, Heart Box Weddings and Fox and Finch Photography

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Employee Spotlight – Alice Catalano – Chapel at Ana Villa – Walters Wedding Estates

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Have you had the pleasure of meeting Alice? She is the General Manager at Chapel at Ana Villa, a Walters Wedding Estates Venue, and she is extremely talented when it comes to making wedding days magical! 

How long have you worked at WWE? in the wedding industry?  

I have worked with Walters Wedding Estates for a little over 2 years.  I have worked in the wedding industry for 20 years.

Why do you love your job? favorite part?  

I love to be able to guide and navigate our clients with my past experience.  However, I like to see what they come up with and what they create to personalize their wedding ceremony and reception.  I love it when people think outside the box.

What is your favorite wedding moment?  

On my wedding day in June 2004, it hailed in Dallas, Texas.  True story.  I had an outdoor ceremony with no back up location.  The sky cleared about 30 minutes prior to ceremony start.  Everything was wet, but there was a perfect breeze because of the freezing rain.  The weather cooled down a hot summer day enough to bring out the wildlife.  As my husband and I said “I Do”, 2 doves flew right over our heads.  The timing was so perfect that folks thought we had planned the placement and release of the birds.  Moral of the story:  you are not in control of the weather.  Embrace the happy accidents as they can bring about beautiful moments.

What do you do when you’re not working?   

My kids activities are my priority outside of work.  We are a family that stays involved and active and we love the outdoors.  I was an art student though and I love to create things.

How often do you update your Pinterest wedding board?  


Who would play you in a movie about your life? 

My life is physically comedic.  I am a walking bruised mess.  I think Sandra Bullock would play that well.

What song is your personal theme song? 

I am not sure about a theme song, but I love Christmas music all year round.  It really annoys the girls in the Chapel Ana Villa office.

Which TV show will you never get tired of binge watching?  

I actually don’t really watch TV, I would rather pick up a book.  Alice Hoffman is my favorite author.

Where would you go for your dream vacation?  

An art and wine tour of Europe with the Italian and Greek beaches along the way.

What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?  

A boat.  I love the lake and the outdoors and it was a big part of my childhood.

What is your all-time favorite restaurant?  

My brother owns multiple restaurants in the Jacksonville, Florida area.  I love to visit them all as they remind me of his talents.  His kitchen and grill are where my best meals come from.

What is your current favorite wedding trend? 

I am obsessed with Winter Weddings. I always have been.  Most of my pins year round are about winter weddings, wreaths, greenery, pinecones and snow.  We don’t get much of that in Texas so I think I like to dream about it.  Winter weddings are timeless to me.

Be sure to meet Alice at the Chapel at Ana Villa Open House Monday, November 23rd from 4-7PM! RSVP at

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Get in the Holiday Spirit! – Walters Wedding Estates – Dallas Wedding Venues

Toys for Tots Flyer

Walters Wedding Estates is proud to support Toys for Tots, an organization dedicated to giving toys to less fortunate children during the holidays. Help make this season special for a child by bringing a new, unwrapped toy valued at $15 or more to your nearest Venue from Monday November 30th through Monday December 7th. You can always bring them in early, though! We can’t wait to get in the holiday spirit with you!

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Tuscan Romance Bridal Inspiration – Aristide – Walters Wedding Estates

Do you love bridal shoots as much as we do?! A few weeks ago, Aristide, a Walters Wedding Estates Venue, had the pleasure of hosting Leah Golter Photography. Using Aristide as the perfect setting for a Tuscan Romance Bridal Inspiration shoot, she created absolutely gorgeous photos! Thank you for giving us the honor of being part of such an amazing shoot!


Cake Design: Pink Apron Pastry
Hair and makeup: Beauty & the Blush
Calligraphy & Paper Goods: Polished Pen Calligraphy
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It’s Engagement Ring Season! – Walters Wedding Estates – Dallas Wedding Venues

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It’s that time of year again! The days are shorter, leaves are falling and we have finally entered Proposal Season! With the holidays just around the corner, couples are taking advantage of the happiness they’re feeling and proposing to the loves of their lives. Holiday proposals are simply romantic, and they make this season one of our favorite times of the year!

Brittany Tarno HPC

With Engagement Season just beginning, many couples consume their free time looking at engagement rings, be it on the Internet or at their favorite jewelry store. If you are completely new to the world of  engagement rings, it’s ok! That’s why there are experts to let you know what exactly The Four Cs are!

Fairy Tale Photography NEWC

A safe place to start is by looking at the trending engagement rings. The modern halo rings and the vintage designs are especially gorgeous! Even if you end up going with a different style, they’re great to get ideas from.

Red Riding Hood Photography WWI

If you’ve been waiting for your special someone to pop the question, maybe you know what you want, but you don’t know how to make it happen. There are tips for you, too! It’s all about communication. If you know what you want, it’s ok to ask for it. Being surprised and not giving any input about the ring is always an option, too!

NEWC Rings

Have you gone through and looked at all the gorgeous rings you love but know you will never have? Don’t worry, you are not alone! Being a dreamer who is in love with looking at glamorous rings is completely acceptable. That’s what Pinterest is for, after all.

Fairy Tale Photography CAV

Something that has become increasingly popular is the colorful engagement rings. Colorful stones are in right now, and if you are looking for a ring that can make a statement, a that burst of color will be sure to get the job done!


There are so many kinds of people when it comes to engagement ring shopping. There is a ring for every personality! Don’t ever get frustrated when you are engagement ring shopping. Your perfect ring is out there, just have some fun looking until you find it! 

Ben Q Photography ARI

Article Credit: The Knot

Photographers: Ben Q Photography, Tucker Images, Fairy Tale Photography, M&K Productions, Red Riding Hood Photography and Travis and Haley G Photography

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Throwback Thursday – Open House – Walters Wedding Estates – Dallas Wedding Venues

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Happy Throwback Thursday! Walters Wedding Estates is throwing it back to every Thursday in the month of October. We’re very ambitious! Our Open Houses took place on those evenings, and we could not have had more fun! We loved speaking with brides about their special day, and we especially loved having the opportunity to show off our gorgeous Venues. Take a look at some of the fun we had on those exciting evenings!

Northeast Wedding Chapel – October 8th


M&K brought their gorgeous photo albums from previous weddings, and they were beautiful!

NEWC Flowers

Andy’s Floral Events made beautiful floral arrangements for our chapel and reception hall!

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Elegance With Attitude decorated tables with their beautiful candles and flowers!

NEWC Chalboard

Allison Kae Chalkboard Designs brought their creatively crafted chalkboards, and they were a huge hit!

Hidden Pines Chapel – October 15th

HPC Popcorn

Have a Shindig brought a crowd-pleasing popcorn cart! It looked and tasted amazing!

HPC Flowers

Both Andy’s Floral Events and Out of the Garden made gorgeous centerpieces! The arrangements were simply stunning.

HPC Cakes

Celebrity Bakery, Frosted Art and Hot Shots brought amazing desserts! The cakes and gelato proved to be absolutely amazing!

HPC Fireplace

We loved the floral decor on the fireplace! It was a gorgeous addition to the chapel!


DFW Vintage Cars pulled up in style outside Hidden Pines! We loved this classy car!

HPC Photo Booth

Le Force Entertainment brought the excitement with their open air photo booth! Everyone had a lot of fun with it!

Aristide – October 22nd

ARI Invites

Beautiful invitations were brought by Inviting Ink. They had so many different designs that could fit any bride’s taste!

ARI Flowers

Gorgeous floral arrangements were brought by Andy’s Floral Events, Pink Sugar Soirees and Sage Fine Flowers. They were very beautiful!


We had fun with Andrew from Everlasting Sounds DFW, our amazing DJ for the evening!

ARI Cakes

C. Marie’s Sweets brought amazing cakes! They tasted even better than they looked!

Wildwood Inn – October 29th

WWI Limo

Blue Diamond Limos showed up in style for our special event!

WWI Flowers

Andy’s Floral Events created fall-themed arrangements that were perfect for the occasion!

WWI Cakes

Jenny Layne Bakery brought so many wonderful desserts! It was impossible to just pick one!

WWI Dresses

Circle Park Bridal Boutique‘s dresses were simply stunning! Any bride would look gorgeous in one of their gowns!

WWI Ceremony

We were all set-up for a ceremony! Be it a wedding by day…

WWI Night

… Or a wedding by night! We loved the uplighting from Everlasting Sounds DFW!

 Thank you to everyone who attended our open houses! We loved having amazing couples and phenomenal vendors at our Venues! Thank you for giving us the pleasure of showing you the beautiful Venues Walters Wedding Estates has to offer! We cannot wait to be part of your wedding day!

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Lydia and Tyler’s Springtime Wildwood Wedding – Walters Wedding Estates – Dallas Wedding Venues

Lydia and Tyler were married at The Wildwood Inn, a Walters Wedding Estates Venue, in the spring of 2013. Their wedding was simply beautiful!


We loved the little touches Lydia and Tyler had on their special day. They made all the difference and looked so beautiful!


The guest book in particular was one of our favorite details at this wedding.


Could this vintage wedding be any more gorgeous?! We didn’t think so!


Lydia’s dress had different layers with a sparkle finish at the top. We absolutely loved it!


Lydia made for a beautiful bride!


The flowers at this wedding were absolutely gorgeous! The colors were perfect for this spring day.


Tyler looked classy in his suit before his big moment with Lydia!


We thought it was such a great idea to have these for the ceremony!


Lydia and Tyler had fun at their ceremony, as every couple should!


And then they were married! We were so excited for the happy couple!


They are such a beautiful couple!


The bridesmaid dresses coordinated perfectly with Lydia’s bouquet! The entire wedding party complimented each other perfectly.


This cake was perfect for the exciting occasion! The colors are gorgeous!


Lydia and Tyler left their family and friends in a ribbon-waving sendoff. Such a sweet idea! We loved hosting this special day, and we wish Lydia and Tyler a lifetime of happiness!


Venue: Wildwood Inn

Photographer: Melissa Claire Photography 

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