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Opening of Manor 402

I had the pleasure of joining other vendors during our monthly luncheon at a new venue last week. It's called Manor 402 and it's DFW's newest micro-wedding venue. It's a darling little white house in Aubrey, not far from it's sister-property, Oak & Ivy. The little house was built in 1914 and elegantly shows off it's roots!

Manor 402's owners, Bud & Brenda Baker have combined their talents to create the perfect space. When I was there, 6 tables were set up in the main room for lunch. The space can be used nicely for a small wedding, a reception, a bachelorette weekend, and more!

The house also has 2 bedrooms and bathrooms which could be used for the bride & groom headquarters or even for overnight guests.

The entire house is decorated in a shades of black and white. I was especially in awe of the way Brenda married the old with the new. She & her husband exposed the shiplap walls and raised the ceilings to create the most inviting space. Even the bathrooms feel current and comfortable while sporting a gorgeous little apron front sink, reminiscent of days past. One of my favorite touches was the white smocked sheers across the bedroom windows (see pic below). Again, "something old, something new!"

Now onto the outside: Just beyond the kitchen door, the property includes a very simple, yet very elegant pool. The second I saw it, I was reminded of my own daughter's bridal photos which included some near a very similar pool. The white of a bride's dress against the backdrop of blue glistening water feels so contemporary. In addition to the pool, the Baker's are in the process of adding to their outdoor space. In the end, 100 guests should be able to enjoy this area.

I cannot wait to help style a bride's wedding/reception in this Manor 402 space. My mind is reeling with ideas not only for the indoor space but the outdoor area.

Congratulations to Brenda & Bud! Y'all did this one up right! Brides, if you are looking for a space that will accommodate your 70-100 guests, this just might be your place.

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