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Wedding Customs straight from…Italy

You turn on the TV and flip through channels until a bright football field lights up the screen. During the commercial break, you quickly place an order for a pizza delivery. To many Americans, this Italian dish is an integral part of the football tradition. But Italy has more to offer than just pizza, pasta, and Snookie. Italian culture is warm, vibrant, and very family-oriented, which is best-reflected in Italian wedding traditions. See what our friends at theknot.com have to say about Italian weddings: When: In Italy, wedding festivities usually kick off in the morning, ideally on a Sunday. According to regional Italian folklore, you should never marry (or leave for your honeymoon) on a Friday or Tuesday, or you’re bound to have loads of bad luck, while Saturdays are reserved for widows getting hitched to husband number two (or three, or four…). Attire: Don’t bother with makeup since in addition to a white gown, you’ll wear a veil — a symbol of virginity (don’t worry, it’s just for show). Tearing the veil, however, is considered good luck (Why? Just use your imagination). Meanwhile, the groom can lug a piece of iron (preferably a small one) in his pocket to ward off evil spirits. Activities: Traditional Italian brides and grooms forgo the limo and make it to the chapel on foot. In certain villages, residents throw symbolic obstacles in your path to suss out your future as man and wife: If a broom lands at your feet and you pick it up, for example, you’ll be one helluva housecleaner. After the wedding ceremony, the couple shatters a glass or vase — and does their best to pulverize it, since the number of pieces represents the amount of years they’ll stay happily married. If someone hands you a double-handed saw, you and the groom must cut a log in half to prove you can work together without driving each other insane. The Food: A roasted baby pig or lamb accompanied by wanda, bow ties of fried dough dipped in powdered sugar. Women sip Marsala wine, men guzzle the much stronger grappa (go ahead and guess who’s in store for a hangover). Confetti — sugar-covered almonds (or Jordan almonds, as we know them) representing the bitter...

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Vendor Spotlight – Greg Blomberg

Greg Blomberg picked up his first camera when he was just seven years old. And by the time he was eleven, young Greg already knew what he wanted to be when he grew up: a professional photographer. “I’ve been in love with photography since I picked up my first camera. It’s my life, it’s my passion,” Greg says. The creative mastermind of Blomberg Weddings and Greg Blomberg Photography, Greg Blomberg has worked with both film and digital cameras, which attests to the valuable experience he has in the industry. Although Greg began his career as a photojournalist in high school and later as a commercial photographer, he eventually found his way into wedding photography. The team at Blomberg Weddings stays on the cutting edge of technology, while trying to think ahead in terms of what will capture a bride’s eye. Greg is a dear friend of ours here at Hakim Sons Films. We are always marveled by the sincerity in his work and the spark of humility in his eyes. Greg doesn’t just point, shoot, and print; he goes out of his way to take a shot that is meaningful by keeping technicalities and the bigger picture in mind: his couple’s story. In fact, he has even become associated with the tagline of “telling your story” over the years. “Every couple has their own story, and I try to portray that through the use of images,” Greg...

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A behind the scenes from a Catholic Wedding

As filmmakers, we have had the pleasure to capture an array of marriage ceremonies that vary from couple to couple. In essence though, a wedding is the culmination of a lifelong bond between two individuals.  It is an expression of love, commitment, and tradition. Today we will highlight a few key aspects of a Catholic wedding. A typical Catholic wedding begins with an opening prayer led by the priest. Here the couple asks for God’s blessings on their wedding day. Next, verses from the Bible are recited. The couple’s close family members usually read these passages. A short sermon on marriage by the priest follows. In the next set of rituals, the congregation—the people at the ceremony—stands to witness the exchange of vows between the couple. Vows are a key sacrament of the Catholic marriage ceremony. Symbolizing consent, the vows form a covenant among the couple and depict the couple’s commitment to each other. The vows of a Catholic ceremony are typically as follows (see an example here): Priest: (Name), do you take (name) to be your wife? Do you promise to be true to her in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, to love her and honor her all the days of your life? Groom: I do. Priest: (Name), do you take (name) to be your husband? Do you promise to be true to him in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, to love him and honor him all the days of your life? Bride: I do. Catholic wedding vows may also take the following form: Groom: I, (name), take you, (name), for my lawful wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part. Bride: I, (name), take you, (name), for my lawful husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part. After the bride and groom have exchanged their vows and have said “I do”, the best man will hand the bride’s ring to the priest. The ring will be handed to the groom to place...

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Real Wedding Advice from a bride

The thought of walking down an aisle in front of so many people wearing heals seems a bit daunting. What if I trip over my dress? Is my hair tucked right? And the possibilities are never-ending. Don’t wait until your final wedding video to gauge your satisfaction. Your wedding is the culmination of a lifelong journey, so take a step back and capture the big picture before the day ends. I came across this blog post in BridalBuzz by DMagazine today and hope it will be useful as you plan your big day. “Wedding Advice: Don’t Let The Details Get You Down Thanks to Marissa Benners for today’s wedding wisdom: ‘I wish I had not spent so much time obsessing over all of the little details during the planning process. Everything really will fall into place, especially if you choose the right vendors. Enjoy the experience and don’t let the stress wear you out. And finally, live in the moment and soak it all in because after spending so many months, and even years planning, it all goes by in the blink of an...

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Southasian Wedding Reel

Are you a South-Asian bride preparing for your ‘Big Fat Indian Wedding’? Indian weddings are colorful, full of flair, and pack large reception halls around town. Hakim Sons Films has been blessed to be working with South-Asian brides, grooms & their families for the past 11 years. We have work with brides and grooms of all different nationalities, cultures, faiths, and unique preferences. We have filmed so called ‘Indian’ weddings all over North America and we are excited to share with you our latest reel from these events.   Our experience in South-Asian cultural weddings makes us the “GO TO PROS” for many of the top wedding professionals across the country and we’re thankful to all of them for their continued love & support. We have filmed in places of worship for many of the world’s religions and we understand cultural events & family dynamics. Feel free to connect with us to discuss your family’s next...

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Sneak Peek – 2012 Wedding Trends

From searching for hours on Google to tirelessly flipping through magazines, finding ideas for your wedding can get a little tough. There is still over 1 month until the New Year, but that hasn’t kept future brides from making plans for 2012 weddings. In fact, our brides have even started commissioning us for 2013! We’ve been part of countless weddings, and we know what goes on behind the scenes at a wedding. We know about the overwhelmed sighs and raised eyebrows. So to help you out, we’ve compiled a list of top 2012 wedding trends (This is our take from a great article that we recently read on the Weddings InStyle blogspot). Wedding gowns: ·      From corsets to chokers to high-collars, 2012 will enter in style, bringing back the lavish full-length skirts. Get ready for weddings inspired by Victorian styles! ·      There doesn’t seem to be an end to the separate reception dress. Many brides will choose an ornate dress for their wedding ceremony, and will change into something more casual and manageable for the reception.  The reception dress will feature a more relaxed and funky look. Colors ·      While some couples will settle on bold color themes (think deep pink and sunny yellow), others will opt for a more tranquil color palette like pale blue and beige. ·      Nature-themed weddings are becoming increasingly popular, and a lot of brides will choose real flowers or exotic plants for centerpieces and décor. This also means that many weddings will feature more natural, earthy color palate. Décor ·      Though it isn’t a new fad, do-it-yourself is the latest trend in weddings. Homemade wedding invitations and décor are no longer seen as money-saving techniques. In fact, they showcase your personality as a couple to your guests. You can create centerpieces, escort cards, guest book alternatives, photo booths, favors, and even table numbers through the DIY technique to personalize your wedding. Food ·      Pies.  Cupcakes. Brownies. Yum! 2012 will showcase full-on dessert tables with homemade treats. Some couples will also plan for an additional “Goodnight” station at the end of their reception to pamper their guests. The send-off treats can range from doughnuts to traditional ice cream sandwiches to bagels or even heart-shaped...

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A breakfast block party…

  Usually we are either on location filming for events or working on post-production tasks at the studio, but yesterday was a very exciting day for us here at Hakim Sons Films. You could say we had an indoor block party, but for us it was much more than just that. As you may already know, we moved into a new studio just recently and wanted to waste no time in getting to know our neighbors. We kicked this off by hosting the weekly Stanley Korshak staff meeting at our new studio yesterday and made over sixty new friends! At the beginning of the meeting, our team was introduced by the owner of Stanley Korshak—Crawford Brock—who gave us a really warm welcome into his Stanley Korshak family. Also during the meeting, Shezad gave a brief presentation about Hakim Sons Films. The Stanley Korshak team was very pleased with our demo reels for the store. Staff members kept saying that our work was “beautiful”, “fabulous”, “amazing” and many more kind things. You can see what the hype is all about here: (Dallas HD Film Demo Reel and Hakim Sons Films Demo Reel ). What’s a meeting without scrumptious food? Ours had Tinstar breakfast tacos, freshly baked cookies, poundcake and lots of orange juice! Our history is rich with fond memories, from weddings to engagements to concept films. We are thankful to have made so many friends along the way—including our neighbors at Stanley Korshak. We hope to host similar events to build new partnerships very soon!...

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Vendor Spotlight – The Bridal Salon at Stanley Korshak

  The wedding industry is very special; it is a reservoir of talented professionals who know your taste, and know how to tailor their work to your expectations. And for some, this talent runs in the family? Literally. Today we would like to highlight our friends at Stanley Korshak, a boutique that has served brides for over two decades. Its designs have dressed celebrities, top models, and musicians. Stanley Korshak was opened in Dallas by famous heiress Caroline Rose Hunt; it has been operated by Crawford Brock and his family since 1987, and in 2002 he acquired the business. The Bridal Salon at Stanley Korshak, in particular, houses four consultants and three master seamstresses who are genuinely very caring and have a vested interest in your wedding needs. As Laura Hodgkinson, a buyer and director for the salon, put it: the Stanley Korshak team walks down the isle every Friday, Saturday, or Sunday with their brides. Laura has worked for Stanley Korshak for over twenty years, and since then has helped dress countless brides, including two of Brock’s daughters. “I tell my brides to put on the dress that makes them feel beautiful today in this moment”, Laura said. Beyond sales, the boutique seeks to give back to the local community by partnering with numerous charity organizations. In fact, we had the opportunity to witness this partnership a few months ago when Stanley Korshak hosted the “Rock-N-Runway” show, the proceeds of which benefitted the underconstruction Woodall Rogers Park. We have always enjoyed working with Stanley Korshak, and we are very excited to call them our new neighbors! (Our new office is located in the heart of the Crescent Hotel next to the bridal salon — we’re on the second floor of ‘The Shak’)...

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The Wedding Book by Mindy Weiss

You’re engaged, and now it’s time to turn your dream wedding into a reality. But where do you start? The guest list? The venue reservation? Or the invitations? Recently, I came across a book that caters to future brides and grooms. Written by ace wedding planner Mindy Weiss, The Wedding Book is a collection of tips on how to announce the engagement, what to do when someone isn’t happy about the news, creating a budget, drawing up the guest list; planning the ceremony (and how to personalize your vows), dress and tuxedo shopping, and even strategies for the rehearsal dinner. Here are some of Mindy’s top tips: 1. You should walk around the tables at the reception and try to say hello to the guests. When everyone is seated, take a bite of food and then set out to greet your guests. “It is exhausting and wipes out a lot of my couples,” Weiss says, “and standing in one place for an hour ruins your feet for the rest of the night.” 2. Don’t forget to thank your parents sometime during the reception. 3. If you know it’s someone’s birthday or special anniversary on the day of your wedding, acknowledge it. 4. Try not to be separated from your new spouse during the evening. Nothing is worse than to have to hunt down the bride or groom when a speech starts. 5. It’s always nice to write your groom a note before you walk down the aisle. You can have a friend deliver it on the wedding day. (some of our couples like to integrate this letter into their wedding video. Here’s an example: Anita & Ajesh) 6. Don’t forget that you need to eat during the day. Also, feed your wedding party if they are hanging with you. If the makeup artist and hair dresser are with you all day, it is nice to offer them lunch too. 7. My favorite party favor is a donation in the guests’ names to your favorite charity. It is a gift that keeps on giving. 8. If one of your parents has a favorite song, it is nice to dedicate that song to your mother or father during the...

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Vendor Spotlight – Holly Tripp Event Design

From the beginning, Holly Tripp has loved to check off things from her list of things to do. The native Texan started out as a corporate event planner, but when her task became too “cookie cutter”, she said it was time to transition into something more fun and exciting: weddings! Having been in the wedding planning business for over a decade, Holly is able to tailor every wedding to the personalities of her couples. “It’s different every time, from the personality of the couple to the budget to the vendors and even to the style of the wedding,” she said. “And just when you think you’ve figured it out, there’s something new,” she added. Most brides worry about the overall picture of their wedding when they come through the doors at Holly Tripp Event Design. The brides really want everyone to be able to relax and have a great time. And Holly Tripp Event Design allows its brides and their guests to do just that: relax. One thing we at Hakim Sons films admire is the approachability and humility of our friends at Holly Tripp Event Design. They are truly able to put together a breathtaking wedding that reflects their couple’s vision. “We want our brides to realize that it isn’t all about the wedding day; it’s about the marriage, and the life that they’re going to be building with their future spouse,” Tripp said. Over the past few years, we’ve had so much fun working with Holly Tripp & her entire team, and are so happy to feature her as our vendor spotlight. We want to take this opportunity to thank Holly’s entire team for all the great memories that we’ve shared, and look forward to many more years of working...

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Wedding Wisdom – a real perspective

From the makeup session to the first dance to the reception’s concluding song, you and your future spouse will be under a constant spotlight on your big day. But when this spotlight diminishes, will you wish you did things differently? I hope not. Today I read an article from one of our favorite bridal blogs, BridalBuzz by D Magazine, in which a recently wedded bride shares what she would change if she could have her wedding again. Check it out: “Thanks to Tiffani Tedrow Kocsis for today’s wedding wisdom: ‘If I had it to do all over again, before booking the venue, I would make sure it wasn’t too big. We didn’t plan for how large ours was and getting people in one place for the big moments wasn’t easy. Also, my husband and I both agree you need make sure to EAT! We had a grilled cheese station, burger and corn dog station, and seafood station and we got NOTHING! We were bouncing all over the place so neither one of us got the chance to grab anything – and we heard it was awesome! Lastly, I wish we had taken a little time for ourselves. We were pulled every direction and we only got to dance together once!’” Weddings are a time to celebrate. And in doing so, you should also kick back, relax, and cherish every moment with your closest family, friends, and of course, your spouse! From a filmmaker’s perspective, if you’re having fun trust us that you’re friends and family will have a blast. A wedding film will capture the behind the scenes action that you’ll usually not see until after the day is over but when you’re in the moment, remember to ENJOY...

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USA National Sports Tournament – October 2011

  Hit the play button on the “workout” mix from your iPod, put on your sporting gear, and smother on some sunscreen. Do you have what it takes to compete with the nations finest Ismaili athletes? 900 people said yes. This weekend, Texas welcomed the nation’s most talented Ismaili athletes and coaches—both young and old— from all over the country to compete at the 2011 USA National Sports Tournament. As the official video team for the event, we got to capture the festivities through the lens of our cameras. During the opening ceremonies on Friday, a crowd of about 4,000 spectators erupted in cheers as the brilliant performers rocked the chilly night away. Throughout the weekend, participants went head-to-head in flag football, basketball, table tennis, badminton, golf, cricket, softball volleyball, soccer, and even chess. Athletes will compete for the remaining titles today. Winners will travel to Malaysia to take on players from around the globe. In the past we have had the honor to film the International Golden Jubilee Games in Kenya in 2008.  Our studio is also very excited to film the next International games to be held in Malaysia this upcoming summer! It has been an electrifying weekend for us, and we hope the same holds true for the athletes (you can catch images from the weekend on Facebook). We are working still in the midst of working on a final video presentation that will be shown at the closing ceremonies later this afternoon. In the meantime, check out the video that we uploaded from the opening ceremonies. 2011 NST Opening Ceremony Highlights on Vimeo.  One piece of advice that was shared with the athletes was: “When all is said and done, it’s not the shots that won the championship that you remember, but the friendships you made along the way…The trophies and medals will be stowed away on a shelf and the jerseys will be stashed into the closet, but we hope the experience will last forever.”...

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Studio Reel – 2013

  So you’re planning your upcoming wedding and are now thinking about at how will you preserve these moments forever. Well then, video is probably at the top of your list. Now the question becomes, which filmmaker do you commission? Here at Hakim Sons Films, we take our wedding films very seriously and document each event with a special passion. Take a look at our 2012 wedding demo and see for yourself…  ...

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Behind the Scenes with Brides of North Texas

    Open a magazine lying around your coffee table and flip to the fashion section. They say a picture can paint a thousand words, but what about the elements that come together to paint that image? Ever wonder where that photo shoot took place? Or where the photographer stood to take that ‘WOW’ shot? Or why the model struck that pose? Behind each page there is a vision; it takes a creative designer, a talented photographer, and a focused writer to deliver this vision to you. And we want you witness this undertaking. This week, we will spotlight behind the scenes videos from the Brides of North Texas Magazine, which showcase different photo shoots ranging from makeup and hair sessions, photo shoots for footwear, table arrangements, bridal wear, and much more. From modern to Victorian to French themes, this exclusive footage will also shed light on the inspiration behind table arrangements and the finesse that helps put them together. It will also introduce you to the masterminds behind each shot....

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Vendor Spotlight – Luke Edmonson of Edmonson Weddings

He has stepped over conveyor belts. He has visited some of the oldest churches in America. And he has even been strapped into a harness above an oil well. Although Luke Edmonson is no stunt man, he has repeatedly crossed the line, all for the sake of his photography. Photography is to the Edmonsons as videography is to Hakim Sons in that it is a business that runs in the family. Luke began working on commercial photography with his father in 2001 when he returned from film school, but the idea to focus on weddings came a couple years later. “I went to my dad and said, ‘Dad, we’re not doing what I hoped we would do when I said we wanted to be photographers together,’” Luke said. David Edmonson looked at his son, bewildered. “I turned to him and said, ‘Well, what about weddings,’” Luke added. And so in 2003, the father-son duo turned to wedding photography. Since then, Edmonson Weddings has been part of over 900 weddings. Something that is important to us as photographers is how the couple will tell their story to their future daughter or son, Luke said. “That is what we focus on,” he added. Luke and David Edmonson are delightful to work with. They are easy-going, but very serious about their work. The relationship between Edmonson Weddings and Hakim Sons Films is very special to us. It is a bond of trust and friendship. We filmed Luke’s wedding and Luke’s father, David was the photographer at Shezad’s wedding! Photography is truly what Edmonson Weddings does best, and their team’s talent can be seen in every image they...

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Rock-N-Runway show at Stanley Korshak

    Think ramps. Think well-dressed models. And add a touch of goodwill to the mix. Sounds like an odd combination, doesn’t it? One event whipped up a classy concoction using these special ingredients last month. High-end fashion met charity at Stanley Korshak’s Rock-N-Runway fashion show held at the Crescent Court on property of the Crescent Hotel. The event showcased high energy, featuring collections by top-notch designers like Abi Ferrin, as guests rocked the night away to DJ Lucy Wrubel’s tunes. This event was a doubly important for Stanley Korshak as it celebrated 25 years of serving the Northern Texas community. As part of this service, they managed to raise funds benefiting the Park at Woodall Rogers. After its completion in early 2012, the 5.2-acre park will furnish an open green space over the existing Woodall Rodgers Freeway in Downtown Dallas. On behalf of the Hakim Sons Films, congratulations to the team at Stanley Korshak and to all those who made this celebration come to life!...

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Couture Indian Bridal Show by Prashe

With the intricate planning required for a South Asian wedding, it is sometimes helpful to interact with other brides to ease the wedding worries. The Design District is the place to be on September 23 to September 25th (Open House is from 12pm – 5pm Friday thur Sunday). Come join us—and other prospective brides—at the Bridal Show by Prashe, where you will have the opportunity to interact with vendors and ask questions without having to set up those tedious appointments. From hairstylists to jewelry designers to stationers to travel agents, we hope the show will be your final stop for vendor selection. Still looking for that last outfit? The event will also feature a Runway Fashion Show at 1 pm on Saturday. And while you’re there, come meet the Hakim Sons Films family! We will be there throughout the event, so don’t hesitate to stop by and say hi. 🙂 Mark your calendars for Sept. 29-Oct. 3. On Thursday and Friday, the show will run from 11 am to 6 pm. On Saturday, the show will last from 11 am to 5 pm. The venue is located at 163 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX. Don’t miss it! RSVP...

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South Asian Bridal Show – Sept 18, 2011

We know wedding preparations can get a little overwhelming, but there is a solution for your queasiness: Over 35 wedding vendors to help you with the planning, all under one roof! Get a sneak peak at the latest trends in South Asian weddings and compare products side-by-side without having to trot around town. Join our Hakim Sons team at this year’s annual South Asian Bridal Show on Sunday, September 18th. Produced by our friends at Weddings By Alpa, this event will bring together vendors from each corner of the wedding spectrum, including photography, videography (like us!), catering, venue, décor, and altars. The show will run from noon to 6:00pm. Don’t forget to pre-register for this free event at...

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Rachel & Gregory

To kick off their journey as husband and wife, Rachel and Gregory chose the Rosewood Mansion at Turtle Creek. The bride strode gently down a winding staircase to greet her future husband who stood at the bottom, waiting anxiously. This couple opted for a blend of traditional and chic customs to personalize their big day. The bride and groom took part in a hand fasting ceremony, in which they “tied the knot” with a sash from the gown of the bride’s mother. And although the wedding took place in Texas, there was a touch of nostalgia because the décor was reminiscent of scenery from the couples’ native states: Michigan and Minnesota. At the reception, Rachel and Gregory said goodbye to the traditional cake and instead cut into a delectable arrangement of red velvet cupcakes. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Gaskin and thank you for allowing us to be part of your celebration! Other vendors that made this possible: Photography: Thisbe Grace Photography Bridal Gown: Stanley Korshak Florist: The Wildflower DJ & Lighting: Beyond Hair and Make up: Absolute Radiance Venue: Mansion on Turtle Creek Bakery: Sprinkles Cupcakes Band: Serenata...

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H&M Grand Opening at North Park Mall – Dallas, Texas

    H&M (Hennes & Mauritz) appeals to shoppers looking for forward fashions on the cheap, but the Swedish department store cultivates that coolness with the planning and passion of a championship high school cheerleading squad. Its first permanent Texas store opened on Thursday August 18, 2011 at NorthPark Mall. Below, we will share some of the details of the parent company and the future plans of H&M in Texas according to an article published by DallasNews.com. At the grand opening, H&M give away scratch-off coupons valued from $10 to $500 and the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders were invited “to help make this one of the most memorable openings in H&M history,” says a news media alert. The NorthPark store is H&M’s 220th in the U.S., and the chain has more than 2,200 stores in 40 countries. H&M’s strategy is to build in several neighborhoods and “not make shoppers drive 30 minutes to get to one of our stores,” Christie said. The NorthPark store sells clothing and accessories for newborns, children, women and men. Our sources tell us that big promotional plans are already in the works for H&M stores that open in November at the Shops at Willow Bend and Town East Mall, she said. “We want to open many more stores in Texas and plan to be here a long time. That’s why we work so hard at these initial openings.” We had a blast filming this event and hope you enjoy the film....

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Kathleen & Matthew’s Trailer

What happens when two Texas Rangers fans fall in love? A wedding, silly! The sound of bagpipes welcomed Kathleen and Matthew as they walked down the aisle last month. Although they chose to say “I do” in a Catholic ceremony, this couple settled on it’s own tradition: the groom’s baby bracelet was embedded in the bride’s gown! The ceremonies were followed by an intimate reception held at Glen Eagles Country Club. Congratulations to the newlyweds and their families!   Other vendors that made this possible:  Wedding Planner – Colleen Harkins Venues – Westin StoneBriar & Glen Eagles Country Club Ceremony – Christ the King Catholic Church Photography – KJ Images Lighting – Absolute Entertainment Florist – Garden Gate Band – Ice House Bakery – Society Bakery Hair & Make-up – Fairy Godmother Transportation – Romantic...

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Three F’s of Wedding Planning…

You knelt down, popped out that stunning ring, and asked a question. Teary-eyed, she responded with a “yes”. But it doesn’t end there. Now it’s time to plan your wedding. The big day is not too far, and the options seem never-ending. What will the bride’s mom wear? What color will the cake be? What song will play in the background when the couple enters the hall? But before you get caught up in all the detail, decide on a theme first. This will help narrow down your choices. Here are some wedding planning basics you should consider: 1)   Food: According to an old Spanish proverb, “a full stomach makes way to a happy heart.” Your guests have taken out time to celebrate your big day, and you have to ensure they’re having a good time. Decide on a menu that will cater to your guests, keeping in mind their eating habits. Be sure to consider all religious and dietary restrictions as well. 2)   Flowers: Flowers come in all sizes, colors, and arrangements. They are colorful, spunk, and they add spark to your wedding décor. These are important to arrange for well in advance so as to incorporate preferences of both the bride and groom as well as the theme of the wedding. Pick a local florist to ensure freshness and a good price quote. 3)   Film: Your wedding marks a significant milestone in your life. With all the attention turned to you and your special someone, you may not be able to soak in every detail: the roses, the eloquent flower arrangements, the lighting, and even your mom’s teary eyes. Though these moments will never physically return, they can be preserved by a camera lens as a memento. Whether you settle on traditional or modern cinematic film styles, hire early to ensure availability and quality that holds true to your...

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11th annual Haute Wedding Show

  Hakim Sons Films would like to invite you to join us for the 11th annual Haute Weddings by The Adolphus and DWeddings! Our bridal show is comprised of about 50 booths with the most reliable, trustworthy and professional local vendors including photographers, caterers, florists, entertainment, travel, gowns, formalwear and gift registry. There will also be live entertainment, cake and food tastings, and a wine tasting. The Haute Wedding Show is a fun family experience for brides who want to see products it would take days to see in stores. The show is a huge information and entertainment marketplace under one roof. The Haute Wedding Show is a great venue where brides can see, touch, taste, hear, compare and ask questions about products that are displayed side by side. The show is scheduled for Sunday September 25, 2011 from 1pm to 4pm. See you there! Stop by and say hi to us 🙂...

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Anjali & Vimal – Same-day Edit & Wedding Highlights

LED dance floor, a video disc jockey, fireworks within the centerpieces, cuisines from around the world (Indian, Italian, American, and much more), and a 30 foot jib to top it off. Yes, that’s exactly all the unique elements at Mr. & Mrs. Anjali and Vimal Patel’s wedding this past weekend. The families came together from Nebraska and Texas to celebrate this event with over 1000 people in attendance. The venue chosen for this event was the new Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas and this was one of the first weddings to ever be held there so talk about breaking in the place with style. Now let’s take a look at the wedding highlights produced within a few days after the wedding. Other Vendors that made this possible: Photographer – Humza Yasin Filmmaker – Hakim Sons Films Décor – Elegant Affairs Entertainment –DJ Yogi Catering – Raj Bhog LED Dance Floor – Magic Moments Events Lighting Design – Absolute Entertainment Cake – Fancy Cake by...

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