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Editor's Letter

On the front Cover: Photography: Jay Caballero Location: McCreery Aviation Company Dress: Sposa Mia Couture Stylist: Olga Adame Hair & Makeup: Mary Chapa Special Lighting: Backstage Productions Models: Hugo Magallan Garcia Roxy Ureña

Celebrating our 1st year Anniversary You dear reader, person that in one way or another are about to live one of the most important moments of your life. A friend told me once, “there are 3 moments in your life in which your knees will feel weak, one, when you graduate, two, when you get MARRIED, three, when you become a parent”. It is an honor for us to be part of your second most important moment in your life. During the last year, Maxwell brides has put in its pages dreams, passion, love and excellence for moments like the one you will experience when you and your loved one become ONE. Because we understand that being a bride is not an easy task. In this edition of Maxwell Brides we present to you the latest trends in headpieces, napkins, dresses, outdoor venues and the most talented professionals in photography and decoration. Remember that the exciting part is not just the wedding, but also the journey to your DREAM wedding. Congrats Beautiful!

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Publisher Editor Guillermo Cruz Administrator/Production Manager: Olga Adame Gráphic Designer Ileana Monserrat Miranda Guzmán Adrián Dario Vera Calderón Ernesto Adahir Cruz Alcaraz Contribution Writers/Translate Marina Castillo Contributing Photographers David Pezzat Anahí Navarro Edgar Navarro Eric Sierra Jay Caballero Contributing Editor: Elia Noemi Escalante Published by Grupo Editorial Maxwell S.A de C.V.

Distribution Maxwell Brides 801 W Nolana Ave. Suite 200 McAllen, Tx., 78504 Ph. (956) 222 6506 (956) 648 8978 email: olgaadame@maxwellmcallen.com guillermocruz@maxwellmcallen.com Contributing Vendors: Susana Rosser Brenda Guerra Blanca Gonzales David Pezzat Mary Chapa Anahi Navarro Edgar Navarro Eric Sierra Arian Casas Ezequiel Gonzalez Jay Caballero Maricela Salinas

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Index

Photo by: David Pezzat

12 INTERVIEW Mary Chapa 14

PHOTOGRAPHER Eric Sierra

16 ENTERTAIMENT Fun for your wedding Guests! MIA COUTURE 18 SPOSA "Simple Beauty Simple Elegant Dresses"

23 TRENDS Maria Elena

Headpieces 2014

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HOME Glamorous Lighting FLOWERS Here comes the groom

32 OUTDOOR VENUE Rancho La Pergola

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DECOR Napkins Folds OUTDOOR VENUE Villa de Palmas Garden & Spa DESTINATION WEDDINGS Are filled with romance and adventure

44 CAKE Your cake love at first bite 46 WEDDINGS 74 ENGAGEMENT


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Interview

By: MAXWELL BRIDES / Photo by: Eric Sierra

Mary Chapa Owner of Flawless Makeup Artistry

“Airbrush makeup makes Beauty Simply Flawless” I started doing makeup a little over 13 years ago. My sister had a book by Kevin Aucoin who instantly became an inspiration. I took cosmetology in high school and decided to continue education at a local beauty college where I graduated from. Since then my passion for makeup was always there. Does personality reflected in the makeup? Every bride has a personality; every personality has a different idea of her ideal bridal look. I make sure to give every bride a specific personalized look for her special day. What does it mean to you the day of the wedding? The wedding day for me is the day that transition is

made. The most important day of her life is in my hands and I must assure her that the results will be amazing and that everything will be perfect for this special day! What are the expectations of a bride on the big day? All brides are nervous; my job is to make her comfortable and her day memorable. I want her to know she can trust me in asking any questions or have last minute changes. Do you consider yourself a kind of fairy godmother for the bride? Not a fairy god mother, but someone who is focused on helping her enhance her natural beauty for her special day. How do you manage to make the bride feel comfortable on her wedding day? By giving her what she wants, listening to her and her ideas of a perfect look for her big day. After all, all eyes will be on her!!! What should the maid of honor/bridesmaid have in her purse to keep the brides makeup flawless? Make sure she has tissues for the emotional moments and her favorite lip gloss to touch up. Natural or extraordinary makeup Both... Natural and extraordinary Favorite brand of Makeup I don't have a specific favorite brand. I like and use different brands depending on each bride’s needs. Favorite lipstick color My personal favorite is Yves Saint Laurent “Rouge Volupté Nude Beige”


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Photographer

By: Maxwell Brides • Photo by: Julio H. Gonzalez

Eric Sierra

“Not just a photographer, but a certified professional photographer”

The Certification as a Professional Photographer (CPP) is an acknowledgment issued by the Professional Photographers Association of America which is the largest of its kind in the world. This is granted to those photographers who have reached a high level of professionalism, knowledge and practical experience in various branches in photography. To obtain it, the applicant needs to prof the level of professionalism and knowledge, by taking a test formulated to reflect same standards as the Institute of Credentialing Excellence. In the same manner, professionals consider all technical and aesthetic aspects of a portrait by evaluating a series of images. Now, what does this means for the client? When a

person hires a certified photographer, he/she is hiring experience, quality in their work and of course, a photographer concerned about educating himself even more, in short, the client hires tranquility. These days, technology has made easier the access to more and cheaper cameras; people overnight have proclaimed themselves " photographers ", often without the basic knowledge in the subject. Certification makes the difference, to be a photographer is not something that you can become overnight, it takes years of work and study to achieve. "To me, obtaining the certification means: First, the implied warranty and support that I offer to my clients a commitment to work at the highest level. At the professional level, it means one more step on the long road of learning. Finally personal satisfaction, which reflects my ongoing quest for professional grow and my passion to be better every day in what I love to do. "


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Entertainment

By: Maxwell Brides • Photo by: Eric Sierra

Fun for your wedding Guests! After the important and romantic moments of a wedding there is always a party to come! One of the concerns of every good host is to make sure everyone has a great time. There is always festive spirits, great music and dancing but brides are always looking to add that extra touch of fun. One of the most recent and now very popular items are photo booths and flip books. The two stands out companies in the valley providing these services come from the imagination of

these two Erica Castillo and Edgar Navarro. They have made fun their passion and are always on the lookout for the new and most creative twist to their popular services. Edgar Navarro has made Locobooth the most requested photo booth in the valley by adding photography savvy with a modern look. Edgar Navarro: “Our philosophy is to provide the best image possible but it is equally important to add


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fun to the party.” Those two goals and a crazy name have pushed Locobooth’s growth in our area. Edgar Navarro: “Everyone loves pictures and more if they are crazy and goofy. I think we are creating Avant-garde Concepts small memories that everyone can carry around in their pocket and that’s pretty cool.” Edgar says they are hard at work to add new and innovative things for 2014. Make sure and check out their website at www.locobooth.com and follow them on facebook at facebook/ locobooth.com Erica Castillo has introduced Flip It Books to the Rio Grande Valley with the most unique party favor!! Flip It Books mission is to provide unmatched entertainment for your guests and a memorable experience they will share and talk about long after your event ends. Their service is sure to liven up your party with the vast selection of silly props and hilarious signs. Then you can dance or act out a quick skit as the camera captures your movements and as your guests watch! The short video clip is then converted into a personalized flipbook and finished with a customized cover to match your event. In less than 90 seconds you will be able to flip through your animation and share it with your loved-ones, friends, and co-workers!! It is instant gratification!! Erica Castillo: The Most Happening Trend is “Laugh! Dance! Flip” Check them out at www.flipitbooks.com So if you’re looking to add fun or make your wedding stand out in 2014, these are your two best options. If you want to insure your fun add both and you cannot fail. Whatever you do keep your guest’s fun on your mind as you plan your big day!


By: Maxwell Brides • Photo by: David Pezzat

"Simple Beauty Simple Elegant Dresses"


Creative Concept: Olga Adame Blanca Gonzales Styling: Blanca Gonzales Mary Chapa Photographer: David Pezzat www.davidpezzat.com Hair & MUA: Mary Chapa Model: Marifer Romero Leslie Gonzales 912 N 10th Street McAllen, Texas 78501 (956) 683-8740 Email: beautifulbrides@sposamia.com www.sposamia.com


By: Maxwell Brides • Photo by: Jay Caballero

Sposa Mia Couture

Maria Elena Headpieces 2014

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Trends


Trends

Photographer: Jay Caballero www.jaycaballero.com

912 N 10th Street McAllen, Texas 78501 (956) 683-8740

Hair & MUA: Mary Chapa

Email: beautifulbrides@sposamia.com www.sposamia.com

Models: Shelby Taryn Kristy Conner

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The Home dress

By: Illuminations • Photo by: Illuminations

Glamorous lighting Create your space, discover the perfect lighting and give personality to your home with the accessories that Illuminations has for you.

1) White chandelier - This white, fun & fresh chandelier has a touch of crystal elegance & will be perfect anywhere in your home. 2) Oval Crystal Chandelier - Transitional shape meets crystal elegance in this shaded oval piece. 3) Silver Empire Chandelier - Polished nickel empire shaped chandelier with plated smoke crystal. 4) Autumn Twightlight - This award winning organic chandelier has branch-like arms and is draped with golden teak crystals.


“Special Thanks” For the past year Maxwell Brides has been a pleasure to work with. They work hard to satisfy their clients expectations, the staff is friendly, professional and very easy to work with. We would highly recommend Maxwell Brides to anyone looking for a professional service oriented advertising magazine. Good ideas are only the beginning that separates Maxwell Brides, in their ability to develop those ideas and execute them at an exceptionally high level! We feel like the Maxwell Brides are part of our company and they are part of our family. You don't get many chances in life to work with such great and talented group of people like you do with Maxwell Brides and their team. We couldn't image continuing on our journey ahead without them. Dream Weddings by All Party Rentals has benefited tremendously for their work and their team has become an important extension of our marketing and most importantly they deliver results you can count on. Sincerely Susana Rosser Dream Weddings by All Party Rentals Maxwell Brides Magazine has been a great source of advertising for us. The quality of the magazine itself, the well chosen group of advertised vendors, the attention to details plus the targeted customers, it's what makes this bridal magazine one of the few that meets the standards Sposa

Mia requires when choosing where to advertise. Blanca Gonzales Sposa Mia Couture My experience with MAXWELL has been very satisfying. Not only does the magazine focus on informing the modern bride they go above and beyond for their vendors. I have been given the opportunity to showcase my work and often times clients have walked into my office with cut outs of my ad or weddings I have worked on that have been featured. I have also noticed that in a year span they have gained recognition from the brides asking what they need to do to have their wedding featured in the magazine. I would highly recommend for any business in the wedding and event industry who are quality oriented to join the beautiful magazine. Best wishes to the MAXWELL team! Brenda Guerra Special Flowers Maxwell Brides USA is the best wedding magazine in South Texas, it’s an exclusive and upscale magazine which top vendors advertise. I highly recommend it. Maricela O. Salinas Backstage Productions LLC Maxwell has proven to be an excellent magazine. it has great print quality and customer service. I would highly recommend Maxwell as a marketing tool for the local wedding industry. Edgar Navarro Loco Booth


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Flowers

By: Special Flowers Couture • Photo by: Anahi Navarro

“Here comes the Groom”

Bouquets and Boutonnieres should not be only beautiful and unique, but also must match each other…


Models: Ted Novoc , Geovanny Flamenco, Alan Michel Besserer

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Outdoor venue

By: Maxwell Brides • Photo by: Anahi Navarro

“Simply Elegant, Naturally Beautiful” Rancho La Pergola offers an exceptional outdoor setting where you can boast and enjoy your special event surrounded by the splendor that Mother Nature has to offer. Complementing this one of a kind setting is our staff that will provide expertise and experience to make your event a success and your dream a reality. Rancho La Pergola is very private and secluded. As you enter the twenty-five acre property through its own private winding road, you will be captured by the charm of nature that comes from beautiful mature trees and over 80 palms trees making it a magical setting.


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By: Maxwell • Photo Brides by: San• Jose Photo Photography by: Anahi Navarro Outdoor venue By: MAXWELL BRIDES

Rancho La pergola The property offers a fully furnished 1952 colonial style home with hardwood and natural stone floors, beautifully painted walls, a chimney, a bar, full island kitchen, social area, and four restrooms. It has an outdoor swimming pool with a water fall, gazebos, and acres of manicured greens. The master bedroom has an extra spacious dressing/make-up room for the special bride or quinceañera with a full body mirror and ample room to accommodate your hairdresser or make-up artist.


Rancho La Pergola is located in the outskirts of San Benito and prides itself on anticipating your every need for your special outdoor private event. Photographer: Anahi Navarro Rentals/Linens: Dream Wedding by All Party Rentals Flowers: Frayancy Exclusive Creations Wedding Dress: Sposa Mia Couture Hair & Makeup: Sandra Carretero Models: Luz Sandra Ancira / Kathya Juarez


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Decor

By: Dream Weddings by All Party Rentals & Ector Casas Events • Photo by: Anahi Navarro

“Napkins Folds” Napkins are so much more than something to wipe your mouth on. Insert a menu card; use a unique fold, a beautifully folded napkin can dress up any table linen.


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Outdoor venue

Villa de Palmas Gardens & Spa “The Essence of Luxury for your Special Event” Villa de Palmas Gardens & Spa is a gorgeous and unique outdoor venue for your special day. Get married under the stars in their beautiful garden and turn your ideas into realty. Villa de Palmas Gardens & Spa counts with wedding experts that can transform

your wedding into the unforgettable experience you’ve always dreamed of. Elegant setting by Dream Wedding by All Party Rentals, beautiful flowers by Special Flowers Couture, planning by Ector Casas Events and capturing memories by Anahi Navarro.


Photographer: Anahi Navarro Rentals/Linens: Dream Wedding by All Party Rentals Flowers: Special Flowers Couture Event Planner: Ector Casas Events Wedding Dress: Sposa Mia Couture Hair & Makeup: Mary Chapa Models: Eloina Tijerina / Alan Michel Besserer


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Destination weddings The dress

By: SOUTH PADRE SANDS • Photo by: DAVID PEZZAT • LOCATION: POPA PARADISE BEACH RESORT

Destination Weddings are filled with romance and adventure A Destination Wedding can be one of the most romantic types of weddings. Whisking away with your closet friends and family to a castle in Scotland, an exotic island or our local gem, South Padre Island, TX. Destination Wedding has became a growing trend due to their affordability and convenience. Rather than worrying about the expense of a ceremony, reception and honeymoon, you can combine the three. Working alongside with a Destination Wedding Planner you can save on group travel and resort room blocks. Also, using the surrounding natural beauty as a backdrop for your wedding can save on additional décor.

Another popular reason for a Destination Wedding is the experience! Your guests can be treated to a Hawaiian style Luau Welcome Party, a Fire Dancing Show as dinner entertainment and fun filled excursions, providing them a lifetime experience. Overall, Destination Weddings are filled with romance and adventure. Whether you are saying “I DO” on the beaches of Puerto Rico or sealing your love with a kiss under the Eiffel Tower, the locations and experiences are endless.


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Cake

By: Honeys Cakes • Photo by: Palacios Photography / Honeys Cakes

Your Cake LOVE AT FIRST BITE Wedding Cake Checklist To have the cake of your dreams, you will need to discuss some, or all, of these items with your baker or caterer.

*Number of Guests *Size of Your Cake *Shape of Your Cake *Flavor of Cake *Flavor of Icing *Flavor of Filing *Color of Icing *Theme or Design *Cake Top or Flowers *Placement of Cake *Who will serve the cake after it has been cut by the bride and groom? *Time and Date of Delivery


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The dress Wedding

By: MAXWELL BRIDES • Photo by: ANAHI NAVARRO

Gaby & Marco On October 19 2013 I married the man of my dreams, my soul mate and best friend Marco. I can truly say it was the happiest day of my life as M and I became 1. We had a spectacular wedding and along we had side by side the people that matter the most, our family and close friends. It was all around the perfect day for a princess and her prince.


VENDORS Photographer: Anahi Navarro Linens : Dream Weddings by All Party Rentals Flowers: Special Flowers Couture Cake: Cynthia’s Cakes Lighting: Backstage Productions Venue: Club at Cimarron Planner: EVE events by Arian Casas Invitations: Nocta Invitations Wedding Dress: Sposa Mia Couture Entertainment: Loco Booth


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The dress Wedding

By: MAXWELL BRIDES • Photo by: WY STUDIO

Meg & Sage "After months of planning our dream wedding, the day turned out just as we envisioned it. The island has always been a special place for me as some of my best childhood memories were made there with my family. Though my father was not with us physically, I know he was there spiritually; I felt his presence beside Sage and I as we said I do."

VENDORS Photographer: Wy Studio Linens/Rentals : Dream Weddings by All Party Rentals Cake: Cynthia’s Cakes Planner: Social-Situations Venue: Namar Event Center Entertainment: Flip It Books


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The dress Wedding

By: MAXWELL BRIDES • Photo by: WY STUDIO

Nilda & Santiago We had an amazing time in our wedding. Our vendors did an amazing job and we would love to thank them for everything they did for us. VENDORS Photographer: Wy Studio Linens: Dream Weddings by All Party Rentals Flowers: Special Flowers Couture Catering: Wray & Company Catering by Design Video: Digital Artistic Image Lighting: Backstage Productions Venue: Casa Los Ebanos Event Planner and Coordinator: Ector Casas Events


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The dress Wedding

By: MAXWELL BRIDES • Photo by: DAVID PEZZAT

Edna & Jaime VENDORS Photographer: David Pezzat Planner/Invitations: Social Situations Rentals: Dream Weddings by All Party Rentals Florist: Special Flowers Couture Dress: Sposa Mia Couture Cake: Cynthia's Cake Lighting: Backstage Production Hair & Makeup Artist: Mary Chapa Ceremony Officant: I Do 4 U Wedding Officiants


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Wedding

By: MAXWELL BRIDES • Photo by: Jay Caballero

Elisa & Ted VENDORS: Photographer: Jay Caballero Wedding Dress: Sposa Mia Couture Cake: Honey Cakes


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The dress Wedding

By: MAXWELL BRIDES • Photo by: SAN JOSE PHOTOGRAPHY

Cynthia & Ivan For us the day of our wedding was magical! It was like reliving our journey again and seeing that the path we have traveled has been difficult but mostly full of blessings, God gift us three beautiful girls and love we have for each other is more alive than ever. The renewal of vows and reception was beautiful as the magic seal of these 10 wonderful years.

VENDORS: Photographer: San Jose Photography Hair accessories: Sposa Mia Couture Flowers: Special Flowers Special Lighting: BackStage Productions Venue: Kalos Event Center


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The dress Wedding

By: MAXWELL BRIDES • Photo by: DAVID PEZZAT

Gery & Diego November 27, 2013 was the day I had been waiting for my whole life…The day I would finally be joined in matrimony to my soul mate... a dream come true! The morning began with prayer followed by hot tea in the kitchen where I got to spend quality time with my bridesmaids and family. As we were “glammed” up for the big event, we enjoyed each other’s company along with pictures and girl talk down memory lane. The excitement grew as my Mom and Bridesmaids started to put on my beautiful dress, never the less the moment I walked out of my house! As we drove up to The Bridge Church, where the ceremony would take place, my heart started to pound faster! My Mom began to help me put on my wedding veil and suddenly everything began to feel


surreal. One by one my bridesmaids began to show up and joined me in the bridal suite, followed by my niece and nephew and last but not least my Father. It was then I knew the moment had come for me to walk down the aisle. As I listened to the message I had for my family, friends and most important, Diego, somehow it all became so perfect, more than I had ever imagined! The moment I entered the church and started to walk down the aisle everything was blurred and all I could see was my knight in shining armor standing at the altar waiting to make me his wife. As he reached for my hand and we locked eyes, I noticed he had a tear so I gave him the biggest smile filled with love. The ceremony was amazing, especially the defining moment as we exchanged our personally written vows! A sense of peace and happiness came over us as the pastors prayed over our marriage; we felt Gods presence as he blessed our marriage and made us one. After, we celebrated at Kalos Event Center with our closest friends and family. It was an all white magical sparkly and elegant setting. To suit our personalities, our uncle Romeo De Leon surprised us with some of favorite bands! They played live music to make this event memorable: Grupo Pegasso, Grupo Notable, Grupo Secretto, Rigo Marroquin, Sonora Macaleńa & Oscar Ivan Trevino sang specially for us. As I was sitting at the reception, watching everyone on the floor dancing the night away, I couldn't help but reflect and be grateful to God for his never ending pour of blessings in our life! From the first dance until the celebration ended at 2:30am followed by a "tornaboda", where the guests were served menudo, more dancing and singing... This was truly a wedding to remember not only

for us but for everyone who had the pleasure of experiencing it. I felt the hall was glowing, glass was sparkling and everyone was so happy! VENDORS Photographer: David Pezzat Reception and Flowers: Kalos Event Center


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The dress Wedding

By: MAXWELL BRIDES • Photo by: PALACIOS PHOTOGRAPHY

VENDORS Photographer: Palacios Photography Venue: Club at Cimarron Flowers: Special Flowers Couture Groom's Cake: Honey's Cakes Lighting: Backstage Productions

Valerie & Robert Our wedding was AMAZING. Each and every one of our vendors went above and beyond in making our day unforgettable and perfect. We were so overwhelmed with emotion the moment we first stepped into the ballroom. It felt as if we were walking into a fairytale. Brenda of Special Flowers Couture really outdid herself in taking my ideas and transforming them into a beautiful and breathtaking reality. My dress was everything I wanted it to be and my husband made sure to let me know how much he loved it throughout the night. The goal was to make

our wedding very personal and intimate; a reflection of whom we are by including numerous personal details. We designed a crest logo with our initials


and displayed it as much as we could. Our cocktail napkins, Macaroon escort cards, candy bar bags, dancing slippers, and dance floor were all emblazoned with our logo. Backstage Productions custom made a GOBO of our crest and projected it to the dance floor which was really cool. My husband enjoys Bar-B-Queing so we gave bottles of his homemade sauce as wedding favors. We also had a social media wall projected above the band, where guest's Instagram photos, Tweets and Facebook posts were displayed in real time if they included our hashtag #VAFRDT13. Overall our day was so special, we had the time of our lives dancing the night away with all of our closest family and friends and it truly was an unforgettable (and exhausting) night. We were very relieved to travel to Europe the following day for our two week long honeymoon!


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Wedding

By: MAXWELL BRIDES • Photo by: Eric Sierra

Brenda & Robert Our wedding day was what we expected and more. Surrounded by joy, happiness and of course our family and friends. Sposa Mia Couture made it possible to find me the perfect dress. Mary Chapa did a wonderful job by making me look flawless on my special day. Cantu Special Events made our wedding BEAUTIFUL and Eric Sierra took care of capturing those special moments. VENDORS Photographer: Eric Sierra Wedding dress: Sposa Mia Couture Hair & Makeup: Mary Chapa Rentals/Flowers: Cantu Special Events


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The dress Wedding

By: MAXWELL BRIDES • Photo by: Eric Sierra

Dawn & Eddie Their story began in April 2010; three weeks after Dawn made the move to New York City. As they first locked eyes during her search for a Manhattan apartment, Dawn and Eddie both admit: It was love at first sight. When they met, Eddie was her would-be landlord. However, when she turned down the apartment, he asked her on a date. A year and a half later, during an evening horsedrawn carriage ride through Central Park, a historical fountain lined with tea-light candles as the backdrop, Eddie asked for Dawn’s hand in marriage. “It was a complete surprise! He put so much love and thought into elaborately planning every detail of the night—I couldn’t have dreamt of a more perfect proposal,” gushed Dawn. Eric Sierra captured the most romantic and passionate moments of their lives. On their 3-year anniversary, Dawn and Eddie said, “I do” on a private beach in Tulum, during an intimate ceremony surrounded by their immediate family and closest friends. The happy couple resides in Manhattan.

VENDORS Photographer: Eric Sierra


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The dress Wedding

By: MAXWELL BRIDES • Photo by: David Pezzat

VENDORS Photographer: David Pezzat Wedding Cake: Cynthia’s Cakes

Amy & Oliver My wedding day was exactly what I had envisioned from the moment we began our journey together. I could not have predicted the butterflies in my stomach, the abundance of tears, joy and excitement shared by our friends and family throughout the ceremony. As we walked into the venue, we were in awe over the sea of natural flowers arranged across the tables, the gorgeous cake displayed at the entrance, as well as the elegant lighting utilized throughout the dance hall! I was in tears, as upon each step, the venue was slowly being transformed into my dream wedding. My wedding celebration was my perfect beginning to My Happily Ever After! Amy Lynn Sabedra


Wedding

Gaby & Daniel VENDORS Photographer: Hugo Martinez Venue: Kalos Events Center

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The dress Wedding

By: MAXWELL BRIDES • Photo by: David Pezzat

Mody & Allison After almost two years of planning and anticipation, our big day was finally happening. Mody and I were ecstatic to at last be celebrating our commitment to each other with all of our family, friends and loved ones. We were very happy to be marrying each other because we truly are best friends. We had a beautiful religious ceremony at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Brownsville, Texas

followed by cocktails, dinner provided by Wray & Company Catering by Design and dancing at Casa Los Ebanos. We could not have asked for a more perfect day. Lovely weather, stunning dĂŠcor and lots of laughter and joy with those who are dearest to us made it a night we will never forget. VENDORS Photographer: David Pezzat Planning - South Padre Sands Weddings & Events Reception - Casa Los Ebanos Hair & Makeup: Mary Chapa Catering: Wray & Company Catering by Design


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The dress Wedding

By: MAXWELL BRIDES • Photo by: Anahi Navarro

Erica & Jorge From the moment we got engaged, Jorge and I knew that we wanted to have our wedding in Brownsville, Texas because it felt like home to us. We also instantly knew that we wanted our wedding to be a celebration of not only our love for each other, but for the union of our two wonderful families, a huge party with our favorite people, and a classic affair with a touch of modern elements. For the décor, I had imagined an emerald and gold color scheme, lush green garland down long banquet tables, classic white floral, and

hints of glitter and black and white stripes to add that modern touch. Thanks to our wonderful vendors our wedding was all that we had imagined and more! Susana Rosser from All Party Rentals and Brenda Guerra from Special Flowers transformed our outdoor venue into something truly magical. Our wedding coordinator, Ector Casas from EVE Events, made sure every detail was perfect. Cynthia’s Cakes incorporated the elements of my décor into our cake, and designed a cake that was not only breathtaking but delicious. Anahi and Edgar Navarro captured special moments of our wedding so that we will have beautiful pictures to cherish forever. Jorge and I cannot thank these wonderful people enough for their commitment to making our day exceptionally special, and for all of their planning, attention to detail and their beautiful work.


VENDORS Photographer: Anahi Navarro Linens/Rentals : Dream Weddings by All Party Rentals Flowers: Special Flowers Couture Cake: Cynthia’s Cakes Day of coordinator: Ector Casas Events


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The dress Wedding

By: MAXWELL BRIDES • Photo by: San Jose Photography

Brenda & Ever

“The Enchanted, Mystical memory of THE PERFECT WEDDING” VENDORS: Photographer: San Jose Photography Wedding Gown & Accessories: Sposa Mia Couture Wedding Decorations / Rentals / Bouquet:

Cantu Special Events

Makeup/Hair: Mary Chapa Wedding Invitation: Nocta Invitations


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The dress Engagement

By: Maxwell Brides • Photo by: Eric Sierra

Andrea & Gilbert Andrea and I met purely by accident, it was fate that brought us together. We lived in neighboring rival towns, attended different high schools and were in different grades. So we would not have ever crossed paths had it not been for our Catholic Catechism Classes (CCD). Due to my hectic athletic training schedule, I was unable to attend my assigned CCD courses and this turned out to be the best decision I ever made. Little did I know that in doing so, I would end up meeting the love of my life. In September 2004, my life was changed forever as I saw her sitting across the table, I couldn't keep my eyes off her. I asked around to see if anyone knew her name. My best friend formally introduced us and all I could think of was how sweaty my palms were. I knew I had to do something drastic in order to capture her attention. In December, while we were delivering Christmas gifts to less fortunate families, I threw her over my shoulder and ran off with her. In February 2005, I asked her to be my girlfriend and as it turned out we were both each others first. When I knew I was ready to spend the rest of my life with her, I asked her to marry me on the same place and month where I first laid my eyes on her. Eight years later, here I sit writing this, two months before marrying her I get a flood of memories, the way my heart started beating for her the second I saw her,

how I couldn't wait for every Wednesday to arrive so I could see her, and how she made fun of my sweaty hands. It's been an amazing ride, and I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with her. Our adventure is just beginning... These photos that our amazing photographer took captures eight years of true love and more to come. VENDORS Photographer: Eric Sierra Wedding Dress: Sposa Mia Couture


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Engagement

By: Maxwell Brides • Photo by: Jay Caballero

Nora & Tomas Wedding date April 5, 2014 We were both born and raised in Brownsville Tx. We lived our lives without knowing each other despite having mutual friends and family. Since we were a few years apart and studied outside of Brownsville we did not cross paths until 3 years ago. We finally met in October of 2010. After 2 years of dating and coming to the apparent and real realization that we were meant for each other we got engaged in January of 2012 and set out to have an intimate wedding to formalize and let everyone know what we had come to realize the day we met. That we were meant for each.

VENDORS Photographer: Jay Caballero Photography Wedding Dress: Sposa Mia Couture Linens: Dream Weddings by All Party Rentals Venue: Namar Event Center Day of Coordination: South Padre Sands Flowers: ZOE FLOWERS & DESIGN Hair & Makeup: Mary Chapa


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The dress Engagement

By: MAXWELL BRIDES • Photo by: Jay Caballero

Stephanie & Junior On Dec 3, 2011 my roommate & I decided to take pictures with Santa because my boyfriend was having finals week in Austin, Tx. Santa asked if I had been naughty or nice, when I replied NICE of course he then asked what I wanted for Christmas? When I gave him my answer he asked I thought you wanted a diamond ring? Shortly after my Prince Charming came walking down the stairs of Northstar Mall in San Antonio, he got on one knee and proposed in front of everyone! I was beyond emotional & excited to at last be his fiancĂŠ after 11 years of dating. Photographer: Jay Caballero (RGV Photography) Wedding Dress: Sposa Mia Couture Hair & Makeup: Mary Chapa Cake: Cynthia's Cakes


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By: MAXWELL BRIDES • Photo by: David Pezzat

Adela & Joel Photographer: David Pezzat Our love first started back when we were sophomores in high school. I was so head over heels with him and he was too nervous to ask me out. Finally after dating for 5 years, we decide to take a drive i notices he was a nervous wreck. I didn’t make it any easier with me shouting but finally he pop the question and I couldn’t help but to say “Yes, I Do." So when it was time to pick a photographer for our wedding, we couldn’t help but to go with one person and that is David. He is such an amazing photographer we knew we made the right choice to capture our love on our special day.


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By: Maxwell Brides • Photo by: David Pezzat

Patty & Rudy Rudy and I met professionally during our internship as pharmacy students in the summer of 2008. However, our courtship did not begin until the spring of 2011, when a mutual friend from Fry's Prescription Pharmacy in San Benito played the role of matchmaker and suggested we go out on a date. We were very nervous on our first date, but we soon realized that we shared many special interests, such as watching UT Longhorn football, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Though we have created many memories throughout our relationship, our favorite is the walk by the sparkling Eiffel Tower where Rudy proposed. We have set our wedding date for August 2, 2014. VENDORS: Photography: David Pezzat Photographers Event Specialist and Coordinator: Ector Casas Events Rentals and Flowers: Cantu's Special Events Music: JOEROCKS Entertainment Cake: Cynthia's Cakes by Cynthia Ebrom


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By: Maxwell Brides • Photo by: David Pezzat

Tony & Cristy We went to San Antonio because we volunteer at the San Antonio stock show; she had just passed her state exam to become a speech pathologist. So I decided to take her to dinner to celebrate at Tower of the Americas. While we were having a beautiful view of the city I gave her a gift she wanted, a duck call so that’s how I presented the ring and proposed to her. VENDORS: Photography: David Pezzat Photographers Venue: La Estrella Ranch


CAKES Honey Cakes (956) 781-3600 www.honeycakes.com CATERING Wray & Company Catering by Design (956) 399-0605 www.wraycatering.com Tunnel Bistro (956) 550-8811 www.tunnelbistro.com Divino's / (956) 821-7734

South Padre Sands 1-888-353-2699 www.southpadresands.com Social Situations (956) 423-9307 www.social-situations.com Timeless Wedding & Events (956) 789-7416 rgvtimelessweddings.com Ector Casas Events / (956) 821-7636 FLOWERS Special Flowers Couture (956) 631-0268 www.specialflowers4u.com

DESERT TABLE Bomboniere (956) 588-7001 bombonierecandybuffets@yahoo.com Zoe Flowers & Design (956) 544-2622 zoeflowers@sbcglobal.net EVENT PLANNER Jon Alexander Danelion / (956) 464-2900 (956) 239-8631 pattilynnarr@hotmail.com jonalexanderevents@gmail.com


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ICE SCULPTURES Alfredo Ice (956) 245-9628 alfredodoesice@yahoo.com

ENTERTAIMENT Loco Booth (956) 533-8545 www.locobooth.com

INVITATIONS Nocta Invitations (956) 605-0683

Flip It Books (956) 279-3469 www.flipitbooks.com

AM Print (956) 569-7293

Rgv Flip (956) 648 59 90 www.rgvflipstation.com

JEWELRY Deutsch & Deutsch Jewelers (956) 994-9370 www.deutschdeutschjewelers.com MAKE-UP Mary Chapa (956) 458-7414 OFFICIANT "I DO 4 U Wedding Officiants" (956) 687-1200 www.ido-4u.com

PHOTOGRAPHY David Pezzat Photography (956) 226-3286 www.davidpezzat.com AnahĂ­ Navarro Photography (956) 266-1344 www.anahiphotoart.com Eric Sierra Photography (956) 522-4562 www.ericsierra.com


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The dress Vendors Jay Caballero (956) 393-1786 www.jaycaballero.com

The Social Club (956) 316-4700 www.thesocialclubonline.com

Wy Studio / (956) 616-1974 www.thewystudio.com

Villas de Palmas (956) 438-7524

Digital Artistic (956) 664-9948 www.digitalartisticimage.com

Namar Event Center (956) 761-2350 www.namareventcenter.com

RENTALS Dream Wedding by All Party Rentals (956) 381-9080 www.allpartyrentals.com

Casa Los Ebanos (956) 399-9097 www.casalosebanos.com

Cantu Special Events (956) 668-9475 www.cantuspecialevents.com SPECIAL LIGHTING Backstage Production (956) 776-4318 www.backstageproductions.us

VENUE Rancho La Pergola (956) 534-1962 Corinthians Banquet & Events (956) 583-2773 www.corinthianbanquetandspecialeventcenter.com

Cimarron (956) 580-9870 judith.moreno@ourclub.com Kalos Events Center (956) 583-2773 La Estrella Ranch /(956) 533-7604 VIDEO/FILM John Arriola Film (956) 683-8740 www.johnarriolafilms.com WEDDING DRESS Sposa Mia Couture (956) 683-8740 www.sposamia.com



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