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Use this digital magazine as your guide and get down to the business of planning. Take a look at the ads from awesome local vendors. Remember to "think local” whenever possible. We are all in this together and these businesses need you now, more than ever. We will weather the storm, and together with everybody's help, will come out stronger on the other side.

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BILLBOARD BRIDE Lexi and Emilio’s relationship began in 2014 and has grown deeper with time. Over the years, they found their favorite restaurant: Gaido’s Seafood, located on the Seawall in Galveston. “It’s one of the most romantic dinner spots and great for date night,” says Lexi. For years, this has been a “go to” spot for the happy couple. On a particularly beautiful evening in early November, they were sitting at a special corner table at Gaido’s when “Emilio just leaped out of his chair and got on his knee and asked me to marry him,” says Lexi excitedly. The ring box even had a light in it. Was it the glow of the ring box, or Lexi’s glow that other diners noticed when they broke into applause and sent champagne to congratulate the couple? After dinner, the couple headed to the beach for pictures. Lexi found out later, Emilio’s original plan had been to ask for her hand in marriage during family Thanksgiving, but Emilio just couldn’t wait. “The whole family was supposed to do this as a team and then he ended up doing it intimately at Gaido’s, which was just as special,” she says.

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has lots of options. For this shoot, a macramé wall hanging was added as an additional focal point; baskets along with colorful rugs were incorporated throughout. Although the entire venue is actually outside, a ceremony site was set up right outside the tipi. Just before dusk, the light was simply perfect for Ivan Garcia of Ivan Garcia Studios. “Lexi is a natural; each pose better than the last,” he says. With the tipi wall as a backdrop, the floral arch and the individual vases, each holding a single flower, are highlighted perfectly. Benches take the place of pews leading to the altar.

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Let’s Get Away ($90) Congratulate the bride-to-be with this adventurous box containing a Bucket List Book, PF Candle Co. candle, Leatherology leather tag, and Sugarfina Maple Bourbon Gummy Bears. Happily Ever After ($120) Build a happy home with this box containg a Corkcicle Merlot Canteen for Wine & Drinks, Candle, Toffee, Sara Copeland book, “The Newlywed Cookbook,” and Gold Cheese Server.

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0 One of the hottest wedding trends in Texas this year is Colina Colada horchata liqueur. The origin can be traced back to a traditional, pre-revolution Cuban wedding. Created in honor of his bride, Don Colina crafted this decadent spirit to represent their first kiss as husband and wife. Today, Don Colina’s son Carlos and a team of skilled artisan distillers use his father’s centuries-old family recipe, handcrafting the finest Caribbean rum with premium fresh dairy cream, cinnamon, lemon, and other unique flavors capturing the true essence of the Caribbean for all to enjoy.

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0 You’ll love this ethically-sourced pottery made by Tunisian artisans directly to your table. For an exquisite wedding gift at an affordable price, take a look at their Tapas set. These sets include one appetizer plate and three condiment squares which are perfect for dips, tapas, sauces, and bite-sized desserts. These sets are meant to be shared and shown off with their vibrant Zaghwan glazes, with no two pieces alike.

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0 Heidi Kagan wraps are the perfect accessory for wedding attendees to wear when the temps drop, or even for a bride and her wedding party as they come in various colors to match any theme. They also make a great travel accessory for chilly airplanes during honeymoons! Unlike regular wraps which are just a single piece of fabric you drape upon yourself, the wrap is designed with sewn-in holes so it doesn’t fall off your shoulders.

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0 Beauvince Jewelry’s announces a new collection. Emphasizing sapphire oval cuts, Komal Bajaj, Founder and Designer of Beauvince, says, “Full of fire and brilliance, round and oval shapes have dazzled and mesmerized the eyes with their soft silhouettes and exuberant liveliness for as far as one can recall. While ovals were for a period forgotten for more modern shapes such as cushion and radiant, today they are pleasantly making their way back into vogue. In this collection, we bring them together, sometimes with other brilliant cut shapes to recreate the timeless magic they embody.” www.beauvince.com

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Beauvince Jewelry’s Bridal Collection 0 Beauvince Jewelry introduces a bridal collection that enables brides to comfortably sport different pieces from the suite, befitting different occasions after a wedding – not just the day of,” says Komal Bajal, Founder of Beauvince Jewelry. Featuring versatile pieces in white gold and diamonds, the collection aesthetic captures everything from dramatic cathedral looks, to studs and haloed ring classics. www.beauvince.com

5 reasons

why Luna & Stella’s Locket Collection are a great holiday present for a loved one:

1. They are a one-of-a-kind gift. With so many motifs and lockets to choose from, there is something for every person and occasion. We add new lockets weekly here, so the assortment is always changing.

2. They are environmentally friendly. Antique jewelry is the most sustainable there is. No new gem mining + no metal refining = no environmental impact.

3. They have history. Many come with their original photos inside and hand engraved initials. In a chaotic world, these pieces have survived the test of time.

The Meghan Markle Effect

4. They were made in America. Most were made near our home base of Providence, RI, between 1860 and 1920 - a time when Providence was the manufacturing capital of the US that lasted well into the 1970s.

5. They can be personalized to be as meaningful as possible. 0 It’s no secret that whatever the Duchess of Sussex is photographed wearing (and anything remotely similar) sells out immediately. The Meghan Markle effect is real! Which is why it comes as no surprise that jewelers have seen a spike in three stone engagement rings since Prince Harry proposed in 2017. www.jeandousset.com

With your own photo inside, they become an heirloom for a new generation - send us a photo and we will scale, print and place the photo inside. Our customers tell us over and over that unwrapping a one-of-a-kind piece, with a photo of their loved one tucked inside, the most special gift they have ‘ever’ received. www.lunaandstella.com

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Exquisite Bespoke Ruby Jewelry Debuts by Valani Atelier

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Renowned internationally for exceptional colored-gemstone sourcing, Valani Atelier brings bold ruby styles to the table for fearless women.

0 Everence, the innovative company who made tattoos even more personal by integrating DNA into tattoo ink, is applying its revolutionary DNA technology, developed by Duke and Brown University, to custom jewelry, including wedding bands. Everence provides consumers with a brand new line of DNA-infused jewelry, allowing consumers to carry what is truly

0 Provocative and bold, ruby has captivated its wearers and admirers for centuries. Encompassing a brilliant red color, ruby is second only to diamond in hardness amongst natural gemstones, marking exceptional durability alongside its beauty. Valani Atelier specializes in bespoke colored gemstone fine jewelry, with ruby being central to its designer collections. This summer, the company is presenting ten new, one-of-a-kind ruby selects in its studio: including bracelets, rings, and pendants.

The Sedona Ruby Bracelet 20.41 cts. rubies, 6.28 cts. diamonds, set in 18K white gold

For a statement piece that accentuates the wrist, the Sedona brings timeless style to any event. The show-stopping Sedona brings 20.41 cts. of emerald-cut ruby elegance. Rubies are interspersed with diamond accents in corners and as halos, leaving the fiery reds to command all attention. Rising from the ashes is the ever-emboldened Phoenix; Shah has created the ultimate homage to the mythical creature with her Phoenix Ruby earrings, reminiscent of both feathers and fire. For a subtler, but no less stunning pair of ruby earrings, the Vier Ruby Ear Clips offer understated luxury in yellow gold, ruby, and diamond. The perfect gift to show love for one’s self—celebrate an accomplishment or a milestone with a Valani Atelier ruby ring. The Rival Ruby and Diamond Ring is sexy and discreet, adding the perfect pop of color to accent one’s red lipstick and pumps. For a bold look, the Vier ruby ring makes a statement at any cocktail party.

most meaningful to them in custom, handcrafted bracelets and rings. From a collected DNA sample to something as simple as a strand of hair or cremains, Everence’s high-tech, innovative lab extracts and imbeds a short strand of DNA into crystal particles so that it can be seen with the naked eye. After it is molded into a ring (or bracelet), consumers are able to customize the ring or bracelet, from color options down to clasp style, making it one of a kind. Supported by known names in the sporting/ entertainment world such as Drew Brees, Chris Riccobono (UNTUCKit), Justin Mateen (Tinder) and Henry Cavill (Superman Actor), Everence provides consumers the opportunity to carry the essence of a loved one with them at all times. www.everence.life

The Phoenix Ruby Earrings 5.29 cts. rubies, 2.85 cts. diamonds, set in 18K white gold

Vier Ruby Ring 2.11 cts. rubies, 0.83 cts. diamonds, set in 18K white gold

Denise Ruby Pendant 2.34 cts. rubies, 2.56 cts. diamonds, set in 18K white gold

Alternatively, show love to someone else with a pendant necklace to accentuate the collarbone, elongate the neck, and add a seductive accessory to a night out. Modern and festive, the Denise Ruby pendant is stylish and bold, for the colored-gemstone loving fashionista in the room. For more information about Valani Atelier, visit valaniatelier.com, call 212-702-9703, or contact Valani Atelier through their contact page. For questions regarding this release, contact Olga Gonzalez atinfo@pietrapr.com or call 212-913-9761.

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Proposal story Joe rushed me to an exclusive happy hour at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant in Las Vegas. He walked me into an empty restaurant overlooking the Vegas strip. During that surreal moment is when he asked me to marry him.

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Fun Fact We planned the entire wedding in only 45 days. It is possible!

Honeymoon For our honeymoon, we went on a two week European tour. We traveled to Barcelona, Spain, Lisbon and Algarve, Portugal. Since we have been planning to move to Europe in 2019, it was a no brainer and it all fell into place.

Roseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Advice When your friends/family offer help, give them the opportunity because you will be surprised how creative they can be and how much pressure it takes off you. Also, knowing exactly what service or style you are looking for will open the door for vendors to negotiate with you - they want your business!

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How they met: We have known each other since middle school, and both had feelings for each other, but kept our feelings to ourselves until after we graduated from high school. We started dating until I went off to college. We always looked forward to seeing each other at our class reunions and in 2016 we were told by a mutual classmate that we were both single. We reconnected at 54 and the love was there that we knew all along.

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November 4th, 2017

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Wedding Location: Paula & Alan were married under a giant oak tree at the groomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s private property in Cameron, TX, overlooking a pond and nearby hay bales. The altar area was centered between two beautiful ferns and the tree was adorned with flowing fabric that allowed the light to shine through it. The family farm was recently acquired by the groom and was the perfect setting for this Fall wedding with hay bales, changing leaves and a starry night sky. This loving couple read their own heartfelt vows aloud with teary eyes and joyful smiles.

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Unique Details: All of the details including Paula’s bouquet were handmade by the bride. The decor featured an array of fall colors and green elements from silver dollar eucalyptus. The reception took place in the nearby home’s covered porch. The cake topper was first used by the groom’s mother when she was married in 1955. This was a surprise to her and a very moving gesture from the mother of the groom. Lit lanterns swayed in the gentle breeze, while Edison lights hung from the ceiling.

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How you met Rocky and I met in 2003 in Allen, TX when we were in middle school. We were both playing basketball with our friends when he challenged us to play against him. Despite how bad I beat him in basketball, I knew in that moment that he was going to be my husband one day! We continued to be friends in middle school and dated through high school. Although, we parted ways for college in 2009, we both felt as though we were each other’s soulmate and would eventually find each other again. In 2013 after we graduated college, Rocky asked me on a first and last date, for the last time.

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MARISSA ROSE ALLEN ROCKY LEWIS

December 29th, 2018

by Aniell Parrales

Proposal story On August 5, 2017, Rocky and I were on vacation with our family in Estes Park, CO. That afternoon, Rocky took me on a hike in the mountains while our family stayed at the campsite. I noticed he was acting different, and would not let me hold the backpack we took with us. We hiked to a waterfall and climbed down from a rock to get closer to the view. As we were both admiring the breathtaking scenery, he opened his backpack and pulled out a ring. I was astounded and I immediately asked him, “What are you doing?” before realizing what a special and life changing moment this was.

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Gown info My wedding dress was the first dress I tried on! I knew instantly this was the gown I always dreamed of wearing. Dress from Baileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bridal, Frisco, TX by Rebecca Ingram Bridal Gown.

Honeymoon Rocky completely surprised me by planning our honeymoon! He took me on a cruise through the Caribbean where we visited, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, St. Thomas USVI, and the Bahamas. Our luxurious rejuvenating trip was full of only bliss. We relaxed near the blue glistening beaches, ate delicious food that had an explosion of unique tastes and enjoyed the history and tastings of the alcoholic beverages they created. This will always be the most memorable trip of our lives!

Anything you did that was unique Rocky has always surprised me with my favorite flowers, red roses. Coincidentally, my middle name is Rose! We knew the theme for our wedding would be centered around red roses and our hashtag, #RockandRose. We love the holiday season and had Christmas trees lined next to our sweetheart table hence, our wedding theme December to Remember. This, along with the lights and red roses, made the reception hall feel intimate, yet elegant at the same time.

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Proposal A spontaneous trip to Isla Mujeres, Mexico led to the proposal between Macie and Drew. Standing at the end of a long pier overlooking crystal blue water, Drew got down on one knee and asked Macie if she would spend forever with him.

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Wedding Location PEACH CREEK RANCH, COLLEGE STATION, TX While participating in the Big Event at Texas A&M the couple was painting a fence directly in front of their future venue. After becoming engaged they went to tour the venue and fell completely in love with it.

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Unique Detail The coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dog, Tate, was a part of the wedding party.

Brideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Advice Hire a coordinator! At least for the day of. It was the best thing we did, because friends and family could just relax. Mothers often want to help decorate and make sure everything runs smoothly, but they should get to enjoy this special day with you.

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REAL WEDDINGS Surrounded by friends and family at their invite only wedding, high school sweethearts Donald and Erica got married in a three-floor ornate mansion with an outdoor patio. Located in Miami, Florida, The Cruz Building is lined with natural onyx stone and Italian cobblestone floors, and 19th century French ironwork. A redcarpet entrance with a custom Anderson backdrop was the perfect place for pictures upon arrival where the photography team acted like paparazzi.

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For her special day the bride wore not one, but two beautiful gowns. For the ceremony she wore a long sleeve fitted gown with sheer accents by designer Michael Costello. For the remainder of the night the bride wore a solid white off the shoulder gown by designer LaQuan Smith. Erica made her descend from the second level down the grand marble staircase and onto the Italian cobblestone floor where her groom was waiting. Erica was given away by her Aunt who raised her; her late mother was honored at the wedding. The bride and groom exchanged personal vows along with a Cartier ring for the groom.

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After the ceremony guests moved to the secondfloor terrace where tables lined with palm leaves and black and gold accents provided a place for a homestyle brunch meal. Celebrity Chef Richard Ingram prepared a course with a carving steak station and signature dishes like Cajun fried chicken and sweet potato waffles. A dessert bar had a spread of cake pops, various favorite candies from the bride and groom’s childhood, and mini cupcakes for all to enjoy.

Unique details: Custom logo for the wedding was designed by Philecia Hardemon Officiant is Bride’s childhood pastor – age 85 Featured in NYT on wedding day, online and in print, paper was on display at the wedding Wedding planner fired couple three months before their wedding Bridesmaid wore dresses by Australian designer Portia & Scarlett in primary colors

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Sitting on 40 acres just above the San Gabriel River outside of Georgetown, TX, Angelica and Joshua were married at the Milestone venue. Surrounded by friends and family coming from a variety of cultures, the couple had a gorgeous winter ceremony. Bringing in multicultural traditions the couple was lassoed together, symbolizing their everlasting union to one another. Warming centerpieces with antique lace, burlap, and pearls lined the tables where food was provided by Bakers FireHouse.

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Frank and Natalie met on a stormy Houston night at a neighborhood lounge. Natalie had attended a charity fashion show that evening and was meeting friends afterward. As she exited a cab and came running in out of the rain, overburdened and struggling with her garment bags on the slippery tile floor, Frank spotted Natalie and the potential for disaster and immediately came to her assistance. The rest is history.

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When the time came to pop the question, Frank organized a surprise engagement party at the coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newly purchased home. Since the space was still empty, Frank hired a caterer and bar staff and rented furniture. Then he invited and coordinated travel for out of town surprise guests. That evening Frank suggested that they stop by the house to celebrate their new home with a bottle of champagne but when she opened the door all their beloved family members and friends were waiting in the rotunda to witness the big moment. Natalie was surprised and bewildered; she had no idea why her family was in town or that she was about to be engaged. When Frank dropped to one knee and proposed to Natalie in middle of the crowd, she was overwhelmed with joy and the celebration began.


For their ceremony, Frank and Natalie decided on a Sunday, family-only wedding on Halloween weekend at Evelyn’s Park, a beautiful community green space in Bellaire. The couple loves to host and still wanted to include their friends in their wedding weekend, so they organized an all-day costume party on Saturday before the big day. They extended an open-door policy to their home throughout the day, inviting friends and family to enjoy pumpkin carving, yard games, music, open bar and grill, and general camaraderie. To create instant, long-lasting memories of this special day, Frank and Natalie had a themed photo backdrop so their guests could capture the fun with Polaroid instant photos, paste them in an album, and write a meaningful message to the newlyweds. Frank and his family have always loved music, singing, and dancing. Since their mutual love of music is one of the things that brought Frank and Natalie together, Frank had the unique

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DON’T obsess about the details! Your family and friends are there to celebrate YOU and your husband - not the candy with your faces on it, or the outrageously expensive veil, or whether the flowers perfectly match your bridesmaids dresses. DON’T compare yourself to others. The reasons you and your wedding are special are different from anyone else’s. DO have great music, food, and libations. In my experience, those are the key components for an amazing party! DO ask for help. Your loved ones will be honored to help address envelopes, pick up the cakes, or let you borrow decorations.

idea to have a singing dinner at their wedding. Natalie loved it! To kickoff the party with a bang and get their guests into the act, the tables were arranged around the dance floor so everyone could join in the singing between bites of zesty short ribs and salad. Guests were cheered on as they grabbed the mike and hammed it up to a playlist of the couples’ favorite tunes. It wasn’t long before the whole gang was singing at the top of their lungs and celebrating long into the night. – Laurette Veres

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March 23rd, 2019

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The couple chose to get married at their family-friends’ ranch, Rain Creek Ranch in Brady, Texas. They visit every year for Thanksgiving and knew it was the perfect place to begin their new journey together. As guests arrived, they were prompted to “pick a seat, not a side” where blue and black western blankets covered hay seating. Katie walked down the aisle in a stunning red custom gown from Renegade Bridal. Her veil was made from her first communion veil, which was made from her mother’s wedding veil. The couple celebrated with family and friends as the Texas night shone with stars.

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Sometimes at your wedding it can be hard to go around to every single one of your guests and talk with them one on one. “Take a moment to thank your guests for coming to celebrate. Wes and I did this right after the toasts and right before our cake cutting so that everyone was there and could hear. It meant a lot to our guests and now that I think about it, it made up for not being able to get around to each and every person.”

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Advice 0 We highly recommend doing your research on photography and videography and budgeting more money towards those vendors because those individuals are the ones who will capture everything about your special day. There is a lot that goes on during the wedding and there is a lot you won’t remember that day, but at least you will have great photos and videos to reflect upon and enjoy many years down the road.

Advice My biggest advice is to understand that in the end, it’s YOUR day. You can spend the entire engagement worried about who you’re going to upset by having this or that, who’s going to be mad they’re not invited, etc... or you can decide early on that you want your day to embody who you are as a couple. Clayton and I decided early on that although we were receiving help from family, and we were so thankful, in the end our wedding was a representation of US. We wanted people to walk in and say “Wow! I can totally see why they picked this!” Or, “That looks just like something Jackie/Clayton would love!” Also, take A LOT of pictures! Walk in front of cameras and pose for pictures, grab your photographer and make her take your picture. In the end, it will literally all be a blur! I can’t remember so many things about my wedding but the photos tell me the story all over again and I am forever grateful for my awesome photographer! Worth every penny! And lastly, branch out! Try something fun! During our fake walk-out, we used glow sticks. My husband busted one on the way out and it got on his tux. I was a little jealous he looked so cool in the dark and he asked if I wanted it on my dress. Without hesitation I said “YES!” and we have such a fun memory of that now. And the pictures turned out AWESOME! One professional cleaning later and the dress is as perfect as the day we bought it!

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I wore Jimmy Choo wedges under my wedding dress instead of fancy wedding heels so I could dance the night away in total comfort. Highly recommended instead of spending money on uncomfortable shoes.

• Take pictures before the ceremony! We didn’t want to miss any part of our wedding, so Tres and I decided to do a first look photo session and take all our group shots beforehand. I’m so happy I did because it was much more stressful than I thought it would be. Also now we have our first look photos, which to me, are more meaningful. • I think it is important to always remember that there is a wedding and a reception – and keep your focus on actually getting married and starting your lives together – rather than about the “party”. A wedding is about starting your marriage first and foremost, and then the celebration is just a perk!

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Plan your budget early! Don’t procrastinate. You want to focus on enjoying your big day without big invoices looming over your head. • Everyone said to take it all in on the big day, and I will echo that: Stay by yourself the night before, take a bath, exfoliate, moisturize, relax, soak it all in. Pay attention to everything happening around you and enjoy this time. It goes by so quickly!

• Though we had hoped to go on an extravagant honeymoon, it just wasn’t in our budget. Still, we learned that there are so many affordable options out there and all that really matters is your time together and getting a good rest. You don’t realize how much stress you’re under until it’s all over and your body just wants to sleep for a few days. Unwind and relax.

Abriel Wilkerson Advice 0 Get to know your photographer before your wedding day! Theo shot our engagement session and in the months leading up to our wedding he suggested we meet a few times before the wedding to get to know each other and talk a little about wedding details etc. We met for coffee a few times and decided to have brunch one day as well. I’m so glad we did! We felt so comfortable working with him on our wedding day and the pictures definitely illustrate that. He did such an amazing job. We really couldn’t have asked for a more thoughtful, talented photographer. • Make descriptive signs to show guests what to do and where to do it. Something like a “Date Night Jar” is very simple, but if they’ve never seen or heard of a date night jar before it might not be so cut and dry. If guests aren’t sure exactly what you want, they’ll be hesitant to participate.

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Wedding planning is stressful, but it is imperative to stay true to what you both want on your big day. Focus on what is important, and don’t let anyone else’s opinion sway you at the end of the day. • Also, take a few minutes for yourselves. Don’t let the night go by without really taking in the moment. It all happens so fast, so don’t forget to take a second to kiss underneath the stars.

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Everyone knows that weddings are stressful, even if you say mine won’t be like that – but it turns out it will be. You’ll always have those people that criticize your flowers, your venue, your cake, etc….but who cares! AS long as YOU and your spouse have fun, that’s all that matters. Make your event the way that you want it to be. Stock up on food, snacks, booze and have yourself a good ol’ grand time. My husband and I were late to our reception by 2 hours when leaving the church…our getaway car broke down. I started to panic but then I realized I didn’t care – the people that wanted to stay at our venue and welcome us in are the ones that really cared about us, and needless to say we had a packed house of 250+ guests. Do something as a couple, to make the night memorable. My husband and I love latin music, and we are known for dancing. We had a mix of English and Spanish speakers at our wedding so our first dance was a Bachata song that has both languages in it. So when the song started we did a simple sway to the English words and when the Spanish part came on we went into the bachata movements and everyone LOVED it. Not only are we going to remember it but everyone else will as well. Just have fun and forget everyone else


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Sondra Sneed is an author and psychic soul reader. Her upcoming book, Love’s Highway, is a conversation with God about Love and relationships.

To wait means to acknowledge you have unconscious fears, which make you feel insecure. Allow those anxieties to subside, before addressing your precious about anything they’ve done or said that has upset you. Practice being an adult. Be patient, instead of accusing your darling of degrading your feelings, when they simply don’t understand where you’re coming from. Wait until you can listen and analyze their perspective, before jumping down their throat with yours. Determine whether or not they are manipulating you, by waiting to understand what was actually said. Don’t just focus on how you feel about what was said. Wait, ask more questions for clarity, before skipping to conclusions about why they said or did what they said or did.

2. Practice Self-Comforting Self-comfort means to take responsibility for what you feel, even if your emotional state is the result of another’s actions or words.

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Dependence is the kind of behavior that scares people away because most of us are only able to sustain ourselves. We are not so well equipped to maintain another as well.

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Internal wisdom asks you to find the love and sustenance you think you need from another, in a self-love practice.

You can self-soothe your fears and pain by remembering this: you are just fine and the situation is only temporary. Walk it off, shake it off, or suck your thumb, but when your beloved can’t be there for you, you don’t need to blame them for their inadequacy to be of service to your needs. If your mate doesn’t have to lift you or reassure you, when you’re feeling weak or insecure, then they get to meet you as an equal. Keep your mate from getting in the middle of your emotional process, as well, by soothing yourself amid disagreements.

3. What you are is greater than the you who is involved with another. You were you long before they showed up in your life. So, remember who that is, always. When you forget, don’t go to your partner to remind you who you are. Go to you, reclaim the best you that you’ve forgotten. The trick to avoiding romance sabotage is to be self-sufficient.

Be independent of your mate’s actions, so that you stay you. Be yourself, always. Don’t lose yourself to keep someone in your life, either, or in time you’ll lose them. If you ever wonder who you have to be, what they want you to be, you have lost your hold on you. Stop. Relearn you, before asking them whom they want of you.

4. Learn where or when you become dependent on someone else to make you feel better. When you’re in a gloomy state of mind, and you call on your mate to make you feel better, that’s just what friends do, right? Well, unfortunately, when your mate cannot improve your mood just by being present, he or she loses faith in your ability to feel better on your own. They’ll start to see you as needy, clingy, or a downer. For most people, depression is a temporary state with

many causes and triggers. For others, however, they have a habit to go into melancholy because it’s all they know how to do when dealing with immobile states of mind. Move out of depression with gratitude of thought. Begin by being grateful for all you have. Itemize these things you have and say, “thank you” deep within you, so your higher-self and higher power can hear you. There are so many who don’t have what you have. This is a way to remember the specifics of that disparity in your favor. With gratitude for the little things, you’ll not only feel better, but your better feelings follow you and lighten the mood everywhere you go.

5. Find independence from the opinions of another. Most people are mostly independent and self-reliant. Some, however, seek reliance through relationships.

Self-love means you don’t need someone else to tell you how to feel, or how you should behave. It means you take yourself seriously enough to know you are capable of being whole on your own. It also implies you don’t take yourself so seriously that you need others to do and say just the right thing, in just the right way, for you to love yourself. Your self-love ought to be independent of another’s mistakes in understanding you, too. You are not needy but you have needs. You are not pushy, though you might be pushed by unconscious conditions that you are learning to control better. You are not “too much,” even though you might feel more than most and have a dramatic way of being. These are examples of seeing yourself with love, instead of allowing someone’s opinion to force judgment on you. Self-adjustment suits the wellbeing of your relationship, without feeling attacked for just being yourself. When you are self-contained, you clear the heart for romance. You don’t need someone to agree with you, be sympathetic toward you, or over-concerned with your woe. That effort relieves them so they can focus on their inadequacies, rather than wasting precious romance on holding up your end, as well as their own.

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Roses are red and violets are blue, sometimes basic parties are just not for you Photography by Ivan Garcia Styling by Aniell Parrales

Gatherings are great. A theme brings new dimensions and excitement to you and your good timing friends. It’s fun to think outside the box and fire up new trends. A couples’ bridal shower on Valentine’s day? Let’s “Party Hearty.”

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A large display of donuts greets guests as they arrive. The delicious heart-shaped donuts are customized to match the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Party Heartyâ&#x20AC;? color palette - pink and purple with dazzling touches of pearls and glitter. Donuts deserve coffee, and Grizzaffi Coffee mans the gourmet Espresso Bar, adding adorable heart designs on the cups.

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Linens by Lisa covers the tables with elegant white satin to make a silk shiny glow. Fuschia pink runners recreate ABC’s “The Bachelor” inspired look. Roses in lit vases mimic the famous single rose ceremony. The H-E-B Blooms roses are organized in rows fading from hot pink to light pink.

At the dessert tables, customized cake pops, heart shaped sugar cookies and chocolate covered strawberries create a unique twist. Supreme Kakes enhances the party’s theme with a white one tier geode (crystal) strawberry cake with a silver and neon pink crystal opening on the side. Cookies & Cakes by Clau serves themed designed cookies with insider jokes. An additional dessert station serves cotton candy (pink of course) and popcorn under an enormous pink balloon arch.

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ENTERTAINING The sexy cupid from J & D Entertainment is a big hit! People are gaga over the shirtless hunk as he walks through the crowd passing out desserts from his light up tray. Guests blush, cheeks turn pink and smiles light up the party.

The photo wall from LG Entertainment is a green boxwood hedge wall with Love! In pink neon lights (WHAT DID THE SIGN SAY?). Guest snap a photo and receive the signature pink vodka drink, Love Potion, with pink light up ice cubes.

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Boil water in large pot with crab boil. Add potatoes and corn; boil until tender, about 20 minutes. Remove corn and potatoes with slotted spoon and place in warm oven. Drop live crabs into the same boiling water headfirst. Boil for 15 minutes. Place crabs, potatoes and corn lemon wedges on a platter and take pictures! After the Instagram moment, clean the crabs by popping off the big dome shell, washing out the insides and pulling off the lungs. Serve with melted butter. Little wooden mallets and cutting boards make great serving accessories and even create some fun as guests smash the shells to get to rich meat.

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Beat the Texas heat with this themed wedding shower The scenery on an Alaskan cruise is breath taking, the wildlife is amazing and the experience is unforgettable. Our first port of call is Ketchican. We watch from wooden bridges in the middle of this small town as salmon work their way up stream to spawn, then die; seals splash through picking up carcasses. We dine at Annabelle’s Famous Keg and Chowder House. The place is packed; there are three cruise ships in town. As we wait in line customers leaving the restaurant assure us it’s worth the wait. And it is! We enjoy a spectacular boiled crab platter and their signature clam chowder. In Hoonah I catch a halibut, actually I catch several but can only keep one. Fortunately, my last fish of the day is the biggest I hook; the guide cleans it and sends it to Houston in a box filled with dry ice. Now, it’s my job to turn it into a memorable meal. After a little research I find only the hardiest vegetables survive the long boat ride north, so I incorporate those into my dishes. Join us for a tasty trip through Alaska.

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ENTERTAINMENT meal two Clam Chowder and seared halibut

over pan roasted fennel, topped with balsamic tomatoes and fried shallots.

Fry bacon in heavy pot or Dutch oven over medium heat until bacon is crisp. Place on paper towel and set aside. Add onions and celery to bacon grease and cook until translucent, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and continue cooking for a couple more minutes. Add potatoes, water, clam juice, Better than Bouillon, pepper and thyme. Increase heat until mixture boils, then reduce and simmer uncovered for twenty minutes.

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Mix flour with one cup half and half and whisk until smooth. Add to the pot a little at a time. Bring back to boil, stirring constantly until soup thickens, about 1-2 minutes. Add clams and second cup of Half and Half. Stir to blend ingredients, turn off heat and cover. Let stand about 5 minutes. Chop bacon and parsley. Place chowder in bowls, garnish with a pinch of bacon and some parsley. Serves 6–8

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Preheat oven to 150 (just to keep things warm). Season fish on both sides with salt and pepper, let stand at least 15 minutes. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a wide frying pan, add fennel in batches and cook until golden brown. Drain on paper towels, season with salt and pepper and place in oven. Toss shallots in oil and cook until golden brown and beginning to crisp. Drain on paper towel, season with salt, place in oven. Strain oil, now scented by the vegetables, to remove any remaining veggies and reserve. Wipe down pan with paper towels. Put pan back on medium- medium high heat, add ¼ cup of the scented oil. When hot, place fish in pan and cook 5 minutes. Flip and cook other side until fish begins to flake, about 5 more minutes, depending on thickness. Transfer fish to a plate and place in oven.

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Let friends and relatives from around the world experience Texas; invite them to your wedding in Bastrop. Lost Pines Resort and Spa combines Texana and luxurious summer camp. You’ll be right at home at this hill country treasure by Hyatt.

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just steps from the riverside ceremony site and is perfect for year-round weather; the cozy stone fireplace always becomes a focal point.

The LBJ Pavilion at the top of the hill has 6000 square feet of reception space. It’s an open slate for your decorating dreams. This enclosed area is

Does your relationship revolve around golf? Wolfdancer Golf Club is an 18-hole, par 72-course with two great locations for ceremonies. A private ceremony space right outside Birdies Burger Bar can be customized just for your group. Enjoy lush surroundings and rolling hill country views as you say I do and dance the night away. A golfer’s dream location, Hole 12, is perfect for smaller ceremonies. The

here are several wedding venues on site; one is sure to be perfect for you. The resort is situated on the Colorado River and the Riverside Amphitheater sits right on the riverbank with awe-inspiring views. The lawn stair steps create comfortable seating and great views for family, friends and well-wishers. A ceremony here with the river flowing behind you is the most Hill Country you’ll get.

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TRAVEL picturesque views of protected natural landscape, certified by Audubon International, will add an ultimate wow factor to your nuptials. Guests will enjoy the fun, riding golf carts up to the tee, and if you’re lucky, seeing a deer or two along the way. For traditional country club style couples, the Lost Pines Ballroom can transform to any style. Planning an indoor event in Texas offers peace of mind and a retreat from the heat. The beautiful area just outside the ballroom is perfect for cocktail receptions.

If children are on the guest list, they’ll find plenty to do. Camp Hyatt offers cultural art and crafts, games and more.

The Pecan Terrance is an intimate setting nestled along the resort’s Hummingbird Garden. This is truly one of the most unique and Texas-centric venues you will find.

No matter which venue you choose, the resort’s mascots are available to make your wedding that much more memorable. By mascots we mean live animals: longhorn cattle, ponies, and alpaca are available to create a wedding photo opportunity your guests will not forget.

Lost Pines is a full service resort and has something for every guest. The convenience of never having to leave the resort makes things easy for friends and family. Meet up at Shellers Barrelhouse Bar to sip Texas microbrews or moonshine margaritas, with moonshine distilled in nearby Smithville (Signature drink anyone?). Feast on pub food in the bar or outside on the spacious patio. Spa Django is a full-service spa located right on property. Offering much more than hair and makeup services for the bridal party, spa packages

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are customizable combining music and nature to help guests relax and recharge. This is the perfect place for your bride tribe to unwind before the ceremony begins. With 18 treatment rooms including an assortment of hot tubs, steam rooms, saunas, and an adults-

If children are on the guest list, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find plenty to do. Camp Hyatt offers cultural art and crafts, games and more. Bikes are available at no charge, and families spend hours peddling around the grounds. They can fish, or float the 1000- foot-long lazy river, Crooked River Water Park. During summer, every evening ends with Sâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;mores by the Riversong fire pit. www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/ texas/hyatt-regency-lostpines-resort-and-spa/auslp

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St. Anthony Hotel The Perfect Texas Wedding Destination

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The contemporary lounge has a relaxing atmosphere and offers craft cocktails and live entertainment. A perfect location for a nightcap!

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The St. Anthony is perfect for destination weddings. Located in Downtown San Antonio, the historic hotel overlooks Travis Park, is surrounded by tourist attractions and has been welcoming politicians, royalty and elite guests like you for over 100 years. With its beauty, history, character and AAA Four Diamond service, the St. Anthony adds a great touch to any wedding story.

The hotel’s historic elegance continues to impress throughout the hallways and into the rooms. YOUR DESTINATION WEDDING EXPERIENCE Begin your experience with a warm welcome from the impeccable St. Anthony staff. People gasp when they enter the lobby. It’s fabulously French and filled with paintings, sculptures and antique furniture. The hotel’s historic elegance continues to impress throughout the hallways and into the rooms. Once checked in, start the wedding festivities with a welcome dinner at ReBelle. ReBelle’s unique style and subtle ambience allows

guests to interact with new family and old friends. Named one of San Antonio’s finest seafood restaurants, ReBelle offers one of a kind dining experiences, overnight shipped coastal seafood and farm-fresh produce sourced from Texas’ locales. After dinner, enjoy drinks directly across at the Haunt. The Haunt is a new addition to the St. Anthony. Humorously named after St. Anthony’s ‘spirits’ of the past, the contemporary lounge has a relaxing atmosphere and offers craft cocktails and live entertainment. A perfect location for a nightcap!

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Start the new day with a walk through the heart of downtown and soak in San Antonio’s history. Explore the Alamo, the historic battleground of the Texas Revolutionary War. Steps away from the Alamo, below street level, is the Riverwalk. Plenty of places serve margaritas and Mexican fare along the river and patios are full of happy patrons. Pink barges navigate the river with guides pointing out historical sites and sharing stories with the passengers. For a more festive experience walk down to Market Square for live Mexican music and food! Other attractions within walking distance include the San Antonio Museum of Art, Briscoe Western Art Museum, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, Majestic Theatre, and endless places to shop and eat. After a long day of adventure, stop by the famous La Panaderia for the best tres leches croissant!

For a more relaxing experience, enjoy some pool time at St Anthony’s rooftop infinity pool.

For a more relaxing experience, enjoy some pool time at St Anthony’s rooftop infinity pool. The pool is surrounded by private cabanas and a cabana bar and grill. After a nice swim, enjoy their state of the art health and fitness center which is open 24 hours.

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the hotel’s many event spaces. The guys like drinks at the St. Anthony Club. Formally a speakeasy, the St. Anthony Club is known as the hub of business deals, one famously being the birth of Southwest Airlines. The founders of Southwest sketched their idea for an affordable airline on a cocktail napkin. The napkin maps the triangle of the first route through San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas. Today the hotel features the same drawing on their cocktail napkins. For a more groom inspired adventure, take a distillery tour at Maverick Whiskey. The distillery can customize any experience and offers cigar services or custom beer making classes.

WEDDINGS AT THE ST. ANTHONY St Anthony has thrown statement weddings for over a century. The “old hollywood” setting provides a fairy tale touch. Event spaces convey


an elegant and grand appeal; they have hosted presidents and royals such as Princess Grace of Monaco and the ambience makes any bride feel like a princess. There are endless ceremony options. Traditionalists love San Fernando Cathedral, the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historic catholic assembly that hosts hundreds of ceremonies each year. For a more simple

style, Marriage Island is a heart shaped island on the RiverWalk where a spanish missionary conducted the first catholic mass. People from all over the world exchange vows on the uniquely shaped peninsula year round. Travis Park, directly across from the hotel, is great for outdoor ceremonies. The nearby site is convenient for bridal parties and guests!

Ballrooms are: the Anacacho Ballroom with exquisite crystal chandeliers and dual staircases; the Peraux Ballroom, with its 19th century tapestry by famous artist Lionel Peraux, can serve as an extension of the Anacacho or accommodate smaller events. You can host cocktail hour in the famous Peacock Alley amid antique paintings and luxurious

furnishings. Entertain guests with their original Steinway piano. The Cavalier Room has a dome ceiling, Swarovski crystals, and mosaic tiling. It features a sculpture garden with pieces collected over hundreds of years. The room leads into St. A Sky Terrace, an upscale, outdoor terrace overlooking downtown San Antonio. St. Anthony has many amazing spaces! After your romantic and historic ceremony, the best space may be next to your new spouse for a ride through the city in a horse drawn carriage as celebratory fireworks light up the sky.

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ake Austin Spa is designed to make you feel like you are on water. From the reception area, dining room, tree house (seminar area) and work out room; it’s hard not to feel as though you are floating on Lake Austin. You can even float to the spa via water taxi. It’s no accident a garden is the first thing you see as you enter the meticulously maintained grounds, herbs and vegetables are served daily in the dining room. The front garden contains a sugar kettle turned fountain from Louisiana, a nod to the heritage of one of the owners. As this garden

The rooms are plush, all meals, coffee, teas and water are included at this 40-room destination spa reached capacity, a new garden was added. “It’s a gift to our guests,” says horticulturalist Molly Pikarsky. Her growing strategy uses organic fertilizer, targeted pest management and is pesticide free. Wildflowers lure the pollinators, native black bees. You’re also welcome to say hello to the snail and weed crew: a gaggle of ducks and Emden geese! Most of the vegetables served by Executive Chef Stephane Beaucamp are grown on-site. When food is healthy and fresh, you don’t need as much to be satisfied. Small portions are “the way you should eat,” points out

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Janis Clapoff, General Manger. Chef Beaucamp sources locally and considers the health benefits of every ingredient that comes out of his kitchen. Along with good healthy food, guests find renewal and inspiration. Bluemersion is a program offered by Julie Haber, the Inspiration and Wellness Specialist along with Cindy Present, Fitness Director that has been added to the resort’s already robust and industry leading educational programming. This new threehour personal journey takes place over Lake Austin in the boat dock. Come together for reflection, connection and spiritual nourishment. Your relationship with water, personal experiences, poetry, excerpts from the book “Blue Mind,” and an exploration of mindfulness are the focus.

This heated lap pool is open 24 hours a day for guests, but we have it to ourselves for the next hour as I embark on a journey called Float Away Massage

Suspended above the water, thought provoking conversations and writing exercises are gently led by a caring staff. The class continues with light yoga on paddleboards and finishes with a mindful-eating exercise led by Chef Beaucamp courtesy photo

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during a family-style lunch. These experts have created a transformative experience that provides take home tools to enhance mental, emotional and physical balance. Just up the hill from the water is the world-class spa where every treatment has the same goals to enhance your life and health. “How well do you float?” asks Judy as I enter the famed barn pool. This heated lap pool is open 24 hours a day for guests, but we have it to ourselves for the next hour as I embark on a journey called Float Away Massage. This massage uses the


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healing properties of water. A pressure point foot massage is followed with a focus on the head and neck. Watsu stretching techniques and joint mobilization help relax the body. Soothing music can be heard intermittently as your body floats too and fro, back

and forth and front and back. Steam, sauna and Jacuzzi round out the experience. There has never been a better time to Visit Lake Austin Spa, they have a lot going on. The rooms are plush, all meals, coffee, teas and water are included at this 40-room

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For the thrill seekers, the adventure park is right off the base, hidden in the woods. The via farrata mountain climbing zone offers half or full day guided climbs. Kids learn here as well. Moose hollow is a display teaching kids about moose. All of this and more takes place in on National Forest land with no hotels or real estate developments. www.arapahoebasin.com


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he Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya all-inclusive collection is an ideal destination to create unforgettable memories for those who crave adventure. This is where luxury and satisfaction meet and it includes brilliant private balconies with tropical views and a private white-sand beach. The inviting traditional design, excellent Hard Rock hospitality, and endless activities make this a perfect choice for your destination wedding.

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Featuring two resorts in one, Heaven is adults only, an elevated and exclusive retreat for adult guests including a private adult beach, amenities, and dining at its finest. Hacienda is for families, featuring Woodward Riviera Maya, the first action-sport facility in Mexico. Looking for wedding Venues? The Fatima Church is a beautiful Catholic spot to get married in front of the clear blue beach. Weddings are held on the Star Light Beach with dĂŠcor designed by the one and only Colin Cowie. Love at first sight.

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The real fun takes place in the ocean! The waves are calm, the breeze is refreshing at the breathtaking Heaven Beach. Relax in the private and luxurious beachfront Bali beds. Enjoy unlimited cold fruity cocktails and flavorful appetizers. The service here is absolutely wonderful. They know what you want before you know what you want.


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Enjoy a variety of restaurants each giving you an explosion of unique tastes. Some standouts are Ciao, Le Petit Cochon, and Frida. Ciao is the best place to experience and taste the finest Italian specialties á la carte as you take your taste buds on a ride to the heart of culinary heaven. Le Petit Cochon, has

extraordinary dishes á la carte, featuring high quality ingredients for a delicious taste of the rustic French countryside. In the mood for real Mexican food? Frida, is where you can discover the mouthwatering flavors and colorful atmosphere of Mexico, serving Mexican cuisine and regional specialties á la carte.

Looking to stay active or try something different? The Rock Om program gives you the opportunity to order a yoga kit to be delivered to your room. Your Rock Om yoga kit comes complete with Manduka PROlite yoga mat and convenient Go Play carrier. Experience Rock Om around

the hotel property or in the comfort of your room with three distinct, on-demand yoga videos on your TV, as well as your own personal device. Better yet, grab your bride tribe and enjoy a group session outdoors in front of breathtaking Heaven beach. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, the instructor, Rajayogui, makes you feel comfortable and lighthearted. You’ll leave feeling like a new person. Afterwards, enjoy a delightful healthy breakfast on the beach. Relax in the Heaven Lobby where you can hang out, have a drink, relax and enjoy the stunning ceilings that truly look like heaven on Earth. The clouds on the ceiling are surreal and have a hallucinatory effect. Relish the live band

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performances in the Heaven Lobby. It is just the cherry on top at the Hard Rock Riviera Maya, keeping the rock & roll tradition alive. Looking for something more exhilarating? Next to the Lobby enjoy a drink at the Heaven bar, and walk on over to the Heaven Club. If you are looking for a fun night out, Heaven Bar & Disco brings live DJ entertainment, the finest drinks, an indoor pool and

Rock Spa is the perfect place to go and recharge rooms, hydrotherapy current pools, lavish surroundings, and even a personal spa butler to bring you nothing short of paradise perfected. Rock Spa will no doubt leave you feeling rejuvenated and looking radiant! the best vibe in the Caribbean. Your wedding party can dance until the sun comes up. The Rock Spa is the perfect place to go and recharge offering every guest a personal paradise and total Rock

Star zen. Enjoy everything from massages and facials to renowned Hydrotherapy and peaceful surroundings. The largest spa in the Caribbean has 75 treatment rooms, steam

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Looking for group activities for all ages? Woodward Riviera Maya boasts a variety of programs for kids and teens, catering to all skill levels. The facility offers skateboarding, BMX, scooter, gymnastics, cheer, and dance, in addition to indoor dry land snowboarding and skiing with ParkBoard and ParkSki training equipment. Live large at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya and enjoy the very best of paradise for all. www.hrhrivieramaya.com


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If you are looking for a place with a variety of things for everyone in your group, you need to visit the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa. This hotel has received a AAA Diamond rating and is one of the largest casinos in the United States, and it is only getting better. They have been working on some impeccable renovations that are adding so much to the guests experience. They have added 500+ rooms, gaming space, three lavish pools, and a whole new spa to the hotel. This isn’t just a normal hotel either because it is a Hard Rock Hotel, which embraces and celebrates music and its history.

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Some of the most renowned pieces are Elvis’s Gold Piano that is a centerpiece in the lobby and Lady Gaga’s dazzling jacket on the pillows, the guitar pick holding the door stopper, and chocolate guitars given at turndown service. Each floor of the new wing is also dedicated to renowned artist, featuring artwork of that artist right when you step off the elevators.

IN ROOM FEATURES These rooms also come with complimentary experiences that can amp up your stay. The Sound of Your Stay gives guests music in their room. The program includes three different options: tracks®️, picks®️, and wax®️. Tracks®️ allow guests to download

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curated playlist. Picks is a program where guests can reserve a Fender®️ guitar to be delivered to their room with an amp and headphones to have a jammin guitar session without bothering others. Then the Wax®️ allows guests to have vinyl and a record player brought up to the room to enjoy the old school sound of music. There is also another experience that can be brought to your room, Rock Om®️. The hotel will bring up a yoga mat for you to use with their many soothing instructional videos on the TV.

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CASINO Outside of the amazing features you can experience just in your room, the casino is open 24 hours a day and with this expansion will now consist of 5000+ slots, 179 table games, and a state-of-the-art poker room with 46 poker tables. They even offer a smoke-free casino area on the Mezzanine level.

FOOD Throughout the hotel and casino there is a plethora of food options from a delicious buffet to a fine dining steakhouse, and of course there is the Hard Rock Cafe. You can find anything you can think of and don’t even have to leave the property. Some of the spots you have to hit are Council Oak Steak & Seafood, The Rez Grill, The Hard Rock Cafe, Rock ‘N Raw, the L Bar and Center Bar. Council Oak Steak & Seafood has some of the finest 100% prime steaks, fresh seafood, and an award winning wine selection, but it is not just

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your typical steakhouse. The chef there is adamant about making the meal an experience and has created dishes that do just that, one being creme brulee where they torch it at your table. The Rez Grill has a chef driven menu with down-to-earth vibe. They have a menu with a variety of dishes and creative cocktails which have led them to be rated “Top Restaurant” by Tampa Bay Times. The Hard Rock Cafe features their authentic rock atmosphere with an American menu and a small stage which allows them to host live music at night a smaller concerts inside. Don’t miss out on their milkshakes, they even have a boozy milkshake that is to die for. Rock ‘N Raw is a counterstyle restaurant providing an innovative take on Japanese cuisine. The L Bar has a drink for everyone whether it be a trendy cocktail, a local beer, or one of their 30 selections


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POOL & SPA With the expansion of the hotel, guests can now get a resort style feel with the

Rock Spa & Salon and the new pool area. The new spa and salon will include a hair and nail salon, barber shop, a co-ed aqua room, 13 treatment rooms â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including a Rhythm & Motion room, Hammam, and two VIP suites. Each have many fascinating textiles and textures incorporated in the design making each space their own. They have a variety of

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With this expansion they are constructing a 30,000 square ft Event center to elevate their music and entertainment programming. This area will provide a grand ballroom for concerts, trade shows, conventions private events, and large scale poker tournaments. They have already gotten Keith Urban set up for the grand opening of the space, and you can expect many more artists to follow in the future.

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At one time 26 train tracks converged here; some of the original signage is still in tact. EgglestonWorks speakers and the photos on the walls are scenes taken along train route. The central meeting area is the bar, 8 & Sand. The house DJ spins records in a booth creatively designed from an old church organ. He selects songs from his 200K album collection and broadcasts them throughout the bar and lobby. If you don’t like the bar scene, the acoustically constructed Listening Lounge plays curated music and podcasts on specific Memphis music styles. The speakers are so good, it’s as though you are hearing the music live.

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Get married here! With picturesque views of the Mississippi River and downtown Memphis, your guests will love staying in the heartbeat of downtown. The Central Station offers 8,000 square feet of event and meeting space, including a 6,500 square foot Grand Hall ballroom that occupies the transportation hub’s former waiting room. You can literally close your eyes and imagine waiting to catch your train. Or simply dance the night away with family and friends. The Grand Hall features the original train marquee, soaring 33-foot ceilings and light fixtures inspired by train lanterns.

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Flowers Always Floral Blooms by H-E-B Design Studio Dream Bouquet Elemental Floral Events H-E-B Blooms Holyoak Floral Designs Lanson B. Jones Floral+Events Whimsical Events

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Gifts AKB Glass Studio Bed Bath & Beyond Blue Butterfly Designs Celebrate Your Sexy Dillard’s “I Do” Engravables iHeart Flipbooks Lighthouse Boudoir Mars - M&M’S

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Hotels Hilton & Marriott Houston North Hotel Galvez The Tremont House

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Photo & Video 405 Brides Photography Alexander Cross Photography Angela Lauren Company BLVD Photography Cedar & Sage Studios Chriswphoto.com Darrin Stevens Photography DC Stanley Photography Delight Story Drake Studio Eden Grey Photography Encanta Video Giverny Wedding Photo & Film Ivan Garcia Studio JKQ Photography Kate & Co. Creative, LLC Khronos photo & video Memories by Jackie Natural Expressions Nhan photography Oryan photo and video Pearl Studios Photography Pure Plush Photography Red Rock Visuals Reverent Wedding Films Royal Dukes Creative Scott Kelley Photography Swish + Click Photography Vey Gallery WesleyShinault.com Digital Studios You Kai Creations

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Planners

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Rental AVALON EVENT RENTALS EB Inc Event Rentals Events to Remember GEM Event Rentals LBL Event Rentals

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Transportation Houston Carriage Jordan Limousines

Travel AA Luxury and Discount Travel Ace Travel House Around About Travel Connie Events and Travel Cruise Planners Epic BNB Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau Great Stories Travel by Dream Vacations New Orleans & Company (CVB) Port Aransas/ Mustang Island Southern Journeys Terry’s Travel The Ville Tours

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Venues 15 Acres 5226 Elm, LLC Arrowhead Hill Wedding & Events Venue Ashelynn Manor Balmoral Crystal Clear Lagoon & Beachclub Cotton Ranch Events Crystal Ballroom at the Rice Double Bar B Wedding Venue & Guesst Ranch Ella’s Garden Forever 5 Events Haak Vineyards and Winery Julia Ideson Library La Bonne Vie Ranch, LLC La Fontaine Reception Hall La Tranquila Ranch Las Brisas Farm Wedding Venue /Symphono Weddings Lux Vita Madera Estates Weddings and Events Magnolia Meadows Mia Bella Moffitt Oaks Morgan Falls Events Oakwind Weddings and Special Occasions Olde Dobbin Station Peach Creek Ranch Pecan Grove Country Club Pine Forest Country Club Pine Lake Ranch Safari Texas Shirley Acres Silver Sycamore Events Resort Southern Lace Estates Southwyck Golf Club Station 3 Sweetwater Country Club The Admiral at Endeavour Marina on Clear Lake The Annex The Barn at Willowynn The Bowery House and Gardens The Clubs of Kingwood and Deerwood The Downtown Aquarium The Estates at Pecan Park

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