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Happily Ever After Begins At T. Marie’s Boutique With the summer wedding season in full swing, one of the biggest stresses for bridal party members and guests alike is what to wear on the big day. But T Marie’s Fashion and Gift Boutique in Valrico has the answer to all wedding wardrobe dilemmas. According to store manager Lindsey Ress, the boutique, which is celebrating its second anniversary this month, offers wedding clothing suitable for events from black tie galas to casual beach weddings. “We have styles, fits and colors for all occasions,” said Ress. One of T Marie’s most popular services is tuxedo and suit rental. According to Ress, the store offers rentals for weekends or longer periods of designer names such as Michael Kors, Calvin Klein and Tony Bowls. Customers should plan to come in for a fitting at least seven days before the event date at which time they can pick from a

groomsmen order their tuxedos at T Marie, the groom’s suit is free. The store also offers outfits for mothers of the bride and groom, bridesmaids and wedding guests. Designers such as Terani, Man Cheri and MacDuggel are popular among bridal party

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guests at every type of wedding from black tie to extremely casual,” said Ress. Wedding guests can shop the wide range of choices in the boutique and through the store’s website which offers an extensive on-line inventory. In addition to wedding clothing, the store, with its marble floors and crystal chandeliers, sells casual and resort wear for honeymoons and even unique gifts. “Our store is a beautiful onestop-shop for weddings,” said Less, who added to make sure to check out the dressing rooms. “Our goal is to make shoppers T Marie’s Fashion and Gift Boutique in Valrico offers tuxedo rental and wedding feel like a princess.” clothing from black tie to casual. T Marie’s is located at 3407 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Valrico wide variety of styles, fits and colors. members of all ages and multiples and can be reached at 530-0922. “We can even coordinate with For more information or to of the dresses can be ordered in bridesmaids dresses,” said Ress. shop online, visit www.tmariesdifferent sizes and colors. Suits and tuxedos can also be fashions.com. “We have something for ordered for children, and if five


Dreams Really Do Come True At The Regent A couple’s wedding day is one of the most important days of their lives and picking the perfect venue is challenging in itself. Just in the Riverview area is an event venue built in 2011 with the locals in mind called The Regent. It’s available for not-for-profit events, high school prom and homecomings, and weddings. This venue’s neutral coloring is designed to mesh with the wants and needs of the clients while still standing out with Victorian style elements such as the beautifully architectured statues seen in one of its ballrooms. Couples are given the choice to have just their reception or their ceremony and reception at the Regent. The venue offers its outdoor courtyard, terrace and ballrooms, designed to hold up to 500 people for a wedding party with abilities to combine the two ballrooms for larger weddings, for ceremonies and receptions. The venue is run by Executive Director Julie

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Photo (right) courtesy Kendra Conner Photography The Regent design and neutral coloring makes it easy for clients to make their dream wedding a reality.

Juteau, Event Coordinator Zach Steward and Event Manager Christina Smith. They are available to help plan the ideal wedding that corresponds to the venue. Their involvement in a wedding planning depends on the clients’ needs. “We are as involved or

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