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This magical weekend in Dallas did not end after the gorgeous dinner. The DVLW team worked through the night (literally) to flip the tent into one large Parisian lounge for brunch and a mini birthday celebration for Bishop T.D. Jakes the following day. Tables were swapped out, linens changed, chairs re-configured, lounge furnishings installed, new floral centerpieces, a birthday cake, lots of accessories to finish the space with a residential feel that I deem so incredibly important for any entertaining space, French pastries – oh and let me not forget the French poodles!

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Ring The Bell!

Once the program at the AT&T Performing Arts Center to honor Bishop T.D. Jakes concluded, an intimate group of special guests joined them for a private dinner to continue the celebration of his Triumphant Journey. A two-week installation by the DVLW team that included torrential thunderstorms, landscaping challenges due to weather and some emergency water excavations finally culminated with an awe-inspiring tented dinner. This design was inspired by one of my recent trips to fashion week in Paris. While understanding that this would be a dinner to celebrate Bishop Jakes, I knew that the host of the evening would be Mrs. Jakes and the design should be reflective of a sophisticated woman with phenomenal taste and tremendous love for her husband. Luckily she agreed and with her blessings we designed an evening that mixed classic French motifs with modern edge for a stunning conclusion to a magical evening.

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