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The First Steps FYI – Tipping Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Real Wedding Style

Solving the Planning Puzzle . . . . . . . . . . 20

Rehearsal Dinner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Allison & Adrian . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Obtaining a Marriage License . . . . . . . . . 22

A Wedding Just for You! . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

Your Ceremony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Out-of-Town Guests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Bridal Extravaganza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Getting Married in Austin . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

FYI – Consultant Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Service Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

Alysia & Antonio . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Alexandria & Julio . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Alexxis & Gerardo . . . . . . . . . . . 114

The Celebration

Mission: Beautiful Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Carolyn & Steven . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

Make Your Reception Special . . . . . . . . . 37

FYI – Seating Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

Chase & Chase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158

Did You Know? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Locations for Small Weddings . . . . . . . . 130

Hollie & Charles . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170

Real Weddings – Best. Day. Ever. . . . . . . 56

Wine 101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

Guests Tell All . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

FYI – Beverage Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134

Reception Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Real Weddings – Cute Kids. . . . . . . . . . . 136

Real Weddings – Furry Friends . . . . . . . . 78

Bachelorette Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137

Mercedes & James . . . . . . . . . . 300

Questions to Ask the Venue . . . . . . . . . . . 82

Enjoy the Delicious Adventure . . . . . . . 139

Victoria & Cody . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332

Great Ideas for Receptions . . . . . . . . . . . 84

FYI – Catering Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152

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Questions to Ask the Caterer . . . . . . . . . 154 Trend Watch – Bling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 Making the Sweetest Decision . . . . . . . . 161 Idea Gallery – Amazing Cakes . . . . . . . . 165

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The Finery

The Images

For the Perfect Gown, the Secret is Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188

Book Photography Early for the Best Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227

Elegance Elevated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191

Great Ideas for Photography . . . . . . . . 236

Bridal Gown Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200

Trend Watch – Ocean Blue . . . . . . . . . . 240

Fresh vs. Frozen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172

Bridesmaids’ Dress Tips So Everyone is Happy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202

FYI – Cake Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174

Buyer Beware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204

FYI – Icing Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176

Getting Fit to Be Wed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205

Trend Watch – Cake Toppers . . . . . . . . 178

Real Weddings – Fashion . . . . . . . . . . . . 206

Trend Watch – Guest Book Alternatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180

Picking the Perfect Accessories . . . . . 208

Idea Gallery – Sweet Alternatives . . . . . 182

Preserving Your Gown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 Men’s Wear Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212 Unique Shot – Flower Girl Fill-In . . . . . . 214 Real Weddings – Men’s Wear . . . . . . . . 215

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DIY Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244 Unique Shot – Champagne Wishes . . 248 Questions to Ask the Photographer . . 248 Real Weddings – Black & White . . . . . 258 Trend Watch – Handkerchiefs . . . . . . . 260 Idea Gallery – Different Views . . . . . . . 263 Boudoir Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268 Choosing a Videographer . . . . . . . . . . . 270 Unique Shot – Dinosaur Disco . . . . . . . 270


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The Entertainment

The Details

What to Know Before Hiring a DJ . . . . 277

Flowers Set the Mood for the Day . . . 303

Hit the Right Note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278

Idea Gallery – Flowers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309

Dancing at Your Wedding . . . . . . . . . . 280

Bridal Bouquet Comparisons . . . . . . . . . 314

Real Weddings – Happy Couples . . . . 282

FYI – Bouquet Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316

Trend Watch – Favors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284

Questions to Ask the Florist . . . . . . . . . . 317

Unique Shot – Typos Welcome . . . . . . 286

Make a Great First Impression . . . . . . . . 318 Let Rental Experts Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321

The Beauty

Choosing Linens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324

How to Look Picture Perfect . . . . . . . . 288

FYI – Chair Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326

Makeup and Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293

Decorating Made Easier . . . . . . . . . . . . 330

Trend Watch – Bridal Hair . . . . . . . . . . . 294

Idea Gallery – Décor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334

Salon Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297

Photo Booths and Flipbooks . . . . . . . . 340 Arrive in Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342

Registry: Getting Everything You Need . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344 Registry Dos and Don’ts . . . . . . . . . . . . 345

Happily Ever After Why Use a Travel Agent? . . . . . . . . . . . 348 Honeymoon Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351 Buying Your New Home Together . . . 352

The Wedding Professionals Austin Venue Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356 San Antonio Venue Directory . . . . . . . 363 Directory of Wedding Professionals . 369

Real Weddings – Exits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343

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“You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” DR. SEUSS


FYI Consultant GUIDE Their experience (avoiding costly mistakes) and relationships with other wedding professionals can often save couples MORE money than the consultant’s fee. They can...

REVIEW CONTRACTS

FIND THE BEST PROFESSIONALS

TRACK THE BUDGET

TODAY KEEP YOU ON SCHEDULE

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How are you paid and by whom?

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Will you work with new vendors?

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Will you attend all events (showers, rehearsal, etc.)

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What does your package include?

On the day of your wedding

a

coordinator can be a lifesaver

keeping your wedding day on schedule and running smoothly. Packages vary from a day to a few weeks.

Finally, keep in mind you will be working closely with your consultant.

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Wedding consultants offer brides and their families a wealth of support and information.

A consultant can also advise on questions of modern etiquette.

Consultants listen to your ideas for your day and develop a realistic budget to guide you.

Want to do your own planning? Consider hiring a consultant for day-of services. They’ll coordinate all the vendors and keep everything running smoothly so you only have to relax and enjoy this special day.

You don’t have to spend weeks or months researching various vendors, your consultant has already done it. Their information does not come only from websites or well-chosen referrals from satisfied brides — it comes from personal experience with the vendor, experiences of other consultants, and the vendor’s industry reputation.

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Consultants should be trained and independent (not affiliated with any particular vendor or venue).


The cost for a marriage license is $60, plus local fees that range from $12 to $22. However, couples taking a state-approved, 8-hour premarital course will have the $60 license fee waived. The course must be completed within one year before the wedding to qualify.

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a marriage license

Marriage licenses are issued by each of the county courthouses and are valid throughout the state of Texas. To receive your license you must… n Both

apply in person with proper I.D. (i.e. Driver’s License, Birth Certificate, passport).

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Have your Social Security card.

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No blood test is necessary.

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Pay cash only.

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age is 18; if under 18 bring a certified copy of your birth certificate and a parent or legal guardian with their proof of I.D.

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Your license is valid for 90 days.

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must wait 30 days until after your divorce is final but do not need to bring your divorce decree.

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is a 72-hour waiting period after your license is issued before you may be married. Exceptions are if you are an active duty military person, have completed the premarital course or for any one who receives a waiver from any district judge.

Bexar County 101 W. Nueva St., Ste. 120 San Antonio 210-335-2223 Comal County 150 N. Seguin, Ste. 101 New Braunfels 830-221-1230 Gillespie County 101 W. Main St., Room 109 Fredericksburg 830-997-6515

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During the course of planning your perfect wedding, you will make many decisions based on what tradition dictates. One area of your wedding that is easily personalized is the ceremony. No longer do brides in formal white gowns have to walk down an aisle. Today marriages are conducted virtually anywhere, from parks and backyards to amusement park rides. Couples often choose a marriage location that represents how they met or mutual interests. Recently two senior citizens elected to marry at the department store where they met while employed. Periodically the news will carry stories of couples marrying while skydiving or even underwater. You don’t have to go to that extreme to have a personalized ceremony. Many couples find meaningful ways to make the actual ceremony personalized. Some will choose a song that has special meaning (but be sure to check with your church for permission); others may select a special reading, for example. One of the easiest ways to make your wedding ceremony uniquely yours is to write your own vows. These can be included in the regular ceremony after the traditional vows or in place of the vows. Many couples shy away from writing their own vows fearing it will be too difficult. You do not necessarily have to compose the vows. You may find a poem or a passage from a book that strikes a chord in your heart. You may want to write a letter to your partner outlining all the things he makes you feel, why you fell in love in the first place and what you see in your future. Once you have the feelings on paper you will be surprised to find writing your own vows is surprisingly easy. Whatever you choose to do, don’t let tradition stop you from having a personal ceremony that is meaningful to you.

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Wedding Guide come to life! For the ultimate wedding planning experience, nothing beats the Bridal Extravaganza.

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The Texas Wedding Guide offers useful, practical advice to the bride and groom, as well as a listing of local wedding services to choose from. But what better way to make your final decisions than to meet the professionals in person! At the Bridal Extravaganza, you will be able to shop and compare hundreds of these professionals at one time. These shows offer you the chance to shop for everything you will need for your wedding under one roof: gowns, tuxedos, flowers, invitations, photography, catering, gifts, limousines, wedding cakes, beauty services, wedding consultants, wedding and reception venues, and so much more! Engage your senses. Sample the offerings of caterers and bakers, enjoy the scents of floral arrangements, hold the bouquets and listen to DJs and classical musicians. Find inspiration. Nothing compares to the real thing when you are looking at table settings, décor and the latest in fashions. Let us pay YOU! Sign a contract at the show and you can enter our Cash for Contracts drawing. Be one of our 8 winners and we will pay up to $250 of that contract.

These shows offer you the chance to shop for everything you will need for your wedding under one roof.

Save money with Bridal Bucks. Each bride through the door will receive hundreds of dollars in Bridal Bucks to spend with participating exhibitors. Don’t forget the prizes! Photography packages, gift certificates, CASH and more are awarded at the end of the afternoon as grand prizes. Runway fashions shows let you see the latest gowns, bridesmaid dresses and tuxedos. ENJOYING THE BRIDAL EXTRAVAGANZA: n

Dress casually and wear comfortable shoes.

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ready to take photos for inspiration.

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out labels with your name, email (that you’ve created JUST for wedding related email), phone number, wedding city and date.

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enough time to talk with exhibitors.

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make your reception special The wedding reception is the first time you formally receive your relatives and friends as a married couple. Properly planned, it becomes one of the most joyous parties you will ever host. It can be as simple and demure as cake and punch in your home, or encompass a glorious five-course dinner and dance.

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MAKE YOUR RECEPTION SPECIAL

TIPS FOR THE PERFECT CELEBRATION

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looking at sites, be sure you are looking at comparable costs. Some facilities include tables and chairs, others don’t. Be sure to find out what the total costs will be.

n Decide

your guest count, budget and what kind of location you would like, THEN begin looking for a venue.

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services of a professional consultant or coordinator can greatly enhance and expedite the planning of your reception.

n Reserve

your reception spot well in advance, 12 to 18 months in advance.

n Designate

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one table each for the wedding party and the parents.

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the bar well away from the

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the reception site and map out

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out the parking. Is it free?

how you’d like it set up. Consider

If not, consider ordering parking

grouping furniture to stimulate

passes and include them in the

conversation without obstructing

invitation. Arrange to pay only for

traffic flow.

those redeemed.

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sure to find out what limitations

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you select a hotel, ask if for a

the venue has regarding other

discount on guest rooms for your

vendors. Do they allow only certain

bridal party, you and your new

caterers?

spouse and out-of-town guests.

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READ THESE OTHER GREAT RELATED ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:

Questions to Ask the Venue Reception Contracts Great Ideas for Receptions Enjoy the Delicious Adventure Questions to Ask the Caterer FYI – Catering Guide Let Rental Experts Help

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DID YOU know? Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a sixpence in your shoe… What does it mean? “SOMETHING OLD” Wearing something belonging to her family represents a link to the bride’s family. Most of the time the bride wears a piece of family jewelry or her mother’s or grandmother’s wedding dress. “SOMETHING NEW”

E xpose the Heart

Wearing something new helps bring good fortune and success to the bride’s new life. The wedding dress, if new, fills this requirement admirably.

“SOMETHING BORROWED” Wearing something worn previously by a happy bride brings the new bride happiness in her marriage. Borrow a piece of jewelry, a handkerchief or part of your wedding attire from a married friend. “SOMETHING BLUE” This tradition dates back to biblical times when blue stood for purity and fidelity. In times past the entire dress was blue, then it became a blue band on the hem. Today, most brides wear blue in their garter to satisfy this tradition. “SIXPENCE IN THE SHOE” Placing a silver sixpence in the bride’s left shoe was done to bring wealth to the bride’s marriage.

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GUESTS tell all Every wedding couple wants their guests to have a wonderful time at their wedding. After all, a wedding is a happy occasion and in most cases means a terrific party! Like most parties, however, some weddings are more enjoyable than others. Some tips to keep in mind when planning your reception, courtesy of veteran wedding guests: Serve an entrée most people like, or at least recognize. Guests often enjoy trying something new, but most prefer exotic or unusual dishes be served as part of the appetizers rather than the main course. Remember your single guests. Single guests often feel panic when receiving an invitation addressed to “Jane Smith and Date.” Find out in advance of sending the invitations whether or not the guest has a significant other. If so, address the invitation to both. If you are unsure, address the invitation to the guest only. You can follow up with a phone call to let them know they are welcome to bring a date, if they like. Don’t play loud music throughout the reception. Guests find it extremely frustrating to try and talk over loud music. Keep music at a low, background level during the meal so guests can converse. You can always turn the volume up when it’s time to dance. Relax and enjoy yourselves. Guests generally have a better time if you are having a good time. Accept the fact that once the reception has begun, it’s too late to worry about what might or might not happen. Everyone who has ever been to a wedding will attest to the fact that the more fun the bridal couple is having, the more fun everyone will have.

quick tip

When it comes to tables, mix it up! Different sizes and shapes can give your reception a custom feel.

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RECEPTION contracts Once you’ve decided on where to hold your reception and what it will include be sure the contract includes the following information: n

Total cost and a line-item breakdown of what’s included.

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Amount of deposit and when it was paid.

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outstanding and when it’s due (payment schedule). date, time and location of your wedding. If using a venue with multiple rooms, be sure to include exactly which room your wedding will be in.

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list of everything the facility will provide (tables, chairs, linens, amplifiers, etc.).

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name of the site representative who will be on hand on your wedding day, and the name of an acceptable substitute.

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Proof of liability and liquor insurance.

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Cancellation/refund policy.

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An Unrivaled Wedding Experience THE JL BAR RANCH, RESORT & SPA – where guests come to indulge in the comforts of an unparalleled resort and the serenity of the majesc Texas Hill Country. Spanning 13,000 acres, the resort offers a peaceful escape for those seeking to enjoy a 5-star luxury desnaon. Designed for leisure travel, weddings, corporate events, strategic planning retreats, incenve travel, and world-class hunng, the JL Bar is one of the most unique, inmate properes in the Southern United States. With incomparable service and hospitality, we are proud to welcome our guests to any one of our 32 luxurious accommodaons. The property uniquely offers a world-class, private corporate FBO airport, established hunng operaons, a luxurious 5-star spa, and a state-of-the-art music recording studio, all conveniently located on-property. Our goal is to ensure your me with us is one of the most effortless, memorable escapes imaginable.

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VENUE Star Hill Ranch | PHOTOGRAPHER Gypc Girl Photography CAKE N’Sain Cakes | CATERING In Good Taste Catering & Design CHEESECAKE BITES The Celia Jacobs Cheesecake Experience DÉCOR Blanca Padron; Kat Delgado | DJ DJ AKM HAIR Ryli Blue Salon | MAKEUP Dolled by V DRESS Signature Bridal Salon TRANSPORTATION Circle J Ranch Vintage Cars

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VENUE The Oaks at Heavenly PHOTOGRAPHER Expose the Heart WEDDING PLANNER, FLORIST & DÉCOR Chic Concepts Event Planning & Interior Design CAKE Lucy’s Cake Shop | DONUTS Duck Donuts CATERER & BARTENDING Heavenly Gourmet Catering DJ Abe Silva | MARIACHIS Alma De Jalisco & Lalo Pedraza HAIR A Flawless Image | MAKEUP Tori Garza DRESS David’s Bridal | MEN’S WEAR Rex Formal Wear TRANSPORTATION Bryan’s Party Bus; Elegant Limousine & Charter

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questions to ask

the venue

Are tables and chairs included in the rental fee? Linens? What is included? How early can you get in the building to decorate? How early can the caterer arrive? Do they have a list of approved caterers? What is available for use by the caterer? Is there an additional fee? Is security required? What are the alcohol policies? Who is responsible for cleanup? When must the hall be cleaned? Can the facility cancel the date? If so, with what kind of notice? What are the payment options and arrangements? What are the setup policies? Is parking available? Is it paid or free? Does the facility require insurance? Who is responsible for providing it? Dance floor/music allowed? Is there a piano available? What hours do you have the facility? Is anything else going on during the same time? Do they allow bubbles, confetti, rice, etc. to be thrown in/around the facility? Who is responsible for the cleanup? Are there any other restrictions?

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Great IDEAS FOR RECEPTIONS

a note card with envelope and pen at each place setting for the rehearsal dinner. Have the mother of the groom invite guests to write notes on the first time they met the bride and groom. The cards may then be sealed, collected and presented to the couple to take along on their honeymoon.

n Place

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the reception, provide a coffee bar complete with Sambuca, Grand Marnier, Baileys and Amaretto to get the party hopping.

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guests wedding cake why not try dessert

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each table at the reception with words such as lines from your favorite story or poem, or locations of cities or countries you would like to travel to.

n Identify

stands with berries, cookies and chocolates laid out at each table for your guests to relax. n Tight

budget? Consider

a late ceremony followed by a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, wine and a string quartet. Remember to state on the invitations “Cocktail Reception” so guests do not expect a full dinner. n Mix

up the shapes and sizes of

your guest tables. They don’t all have to be round, they don’t all have to seat the same number of people.

floor-length table linens or custom linens with decorative overlays to accent centerpieces, flowers, and lighting.

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n Have

your wedding in the morning and do a brunch reception. You can have a fabulous event without breaking the bank.

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of the latest trends is to NOT do assigned seating and name cards. Let guests mix, mingle and move around.

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Tipping is always a challenging issue to understand when trying to plan for it in your wedding budget, but we have some good “rules of thumb” to go by when trying to approach the task knowledgeably.

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$20 – $40 each, depending upon quality of service.

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15% – 20% on top of contracted fee paid to driver.

Decorators, floral, cake, etc. $10 each if just dropping items off, $20 each if dropping off and setting up to great extent.

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Important: Be sure to inquire if products or services you have already contracted for include a gratuity or service charge built into your price.

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rehearsal DINNER The meal is traditionally hosted by the groom’s parents, and includes the immediate family of both the bride and the groom, the wedding officiant and members of the wedding party and their spouses. In some circumstances, you may want to include special out-of-town guests who have already arrived and the parents of younger wedding party members. The rehearsal dinner is the traditional time for the groom’s father to make a formal toast to the couple. It is also an appropriate time for the attendant’s gifts to be passed out. Seating plans and place cards are especially important to this dinner, probably a first meeting for more than one of the group. The bridal couple generally sits together at the head of the group, their parents flanking them. The members of the wedding party are seated throughout the

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A dinner following the wedding rehearsal is traditional. It is a lovely way to begin your wedding festivities and allows your attendants and families to relax and get acquainted.

rest of the family members and special guests. Presumably, they will feel more at ease and be able to assist in making the other guests more comfortable. For an entirely different twist, the latest trend in postrehearsal events are more casual get-togethers. For a more relaxed evening try a backyard barbeque or a casual buffet. Because it is an icebreaker of sorts, relax and enjoy the rehearsal dinner. Don’t linger too long however. Brides look terrible with bleary eyes.

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Fine Art Memories

A wedding just for you!

How many times have you been standing at a good friend’s wedding, albeit having a good time, but you couldn’t tell it from the other good friend’s wedding that you attended last weekend? Want to make your wedding stand out? Select a theme. Here are some ideas. A special place. Did he pop the question in Mexico? Do you both love the mountains? Use that as your décor. Special interests. If you both have theatrical backgrounds then choose your favorite piece of work by Shakespeare or Rodgers and Hammerstein and build your day around it. Heritage. Display your pride in your heritage or ethnicity. Host an English Tea Party. Use plaid and hire bagpipes if you’re Scottish. If you’re family is from Spain, serve paella and hire flamenco dancers. Favorite Show/Movie. Television buffs could host a We Love Lucy Party. Imagine recreating Ricky’s nightclub, the Tropicana, with everything in black and white and shades

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of gray and your favorite episodes on screens around the room. Work in some Technicolor reds (Lucy’s hair), some pink tulle and hearts (from the opening sequence). A moment in time. Even something as simple as an era can be the perfect theme for your wedding. Go for an Art Deco design. Want something a little more vintage? Antique lace table clothes can make a lovely backdrop for photos. Love to dance? How about a disco ball and lighted dance floor. Build on holidays. Christmas, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween, and Equinoxes.

Where you are or where you are going. Theme weddings do not have to be elaborate to wow. Having a casual outdoor wedding? Consider bales of hay and wildflowers in tin coffee pot centerpieces as décor. Planning on going to Paris for the honeymoon? Serve French food and use post cards from the city as table signs. Guests might be sat at the Eiffel Tower or Louvre table.


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OUT-OF-TOWN guests When planning your special day, take a few minutes to think about those special people in your life who will travel from far away to be with you on your wedding day. You will want to make their stay an enjoyable, as well as memorable, experience. Most out-of-town guests prefer not to impose on those involved in the hectic wedding schedule. Make this easy for them by negotiating a group rate with a local hotel. If you are holding your reception in a hotel, that may be the first stop to make when looking for rooms for your guests. Most hotels give discounts for groups of seven or more guest rooms. First, let the hotel know approximately how many rooms your guests will need. Then, send a letter to your outof-town guests with the hotel’s special room rate and reservation number so that guests can arrange their own reservations. Please be sure to inform your guests that they need to contact the hotel at least two weeks prior to the wedding. By doing so, any rooms that are not booked can be released and you will not be held accountable for them.

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Remember, hotel accommodations are a special service you can provide your out-of-town guests. While allowing your guests the privacy of their own room, hotels also enable your out-of-town guests to spend time together and to easily coordinate transportation to your wedding and parties. In addition, the hotel concierge can arrange tours, shopping visits, or almost anything else your guests enjoy. This service lets your guests continue to enjoy their stay while you are off on your honeymoon.

FYI GUIDES

The first step in creating your perfect wedding. See Page P1 102 • The Celebration • www.TexasWeddings.com

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WHERE

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getting married IN AUSTIN Long recognized for its unique and laidback feel, Austin offers a wide range of options for your reception, wedding ceremony, bachelor/ette parties and entertaining out-oftown guests that you’ll find nowhere else.

well-adapted plants, rose garden, and the Taniguchi Oriental Garden. Each garden is unique and sure to provide a perfect backdrop for your wedding portrait. Call 512-477-8672 for information.

From historic buildings, breathtaking gardens and parks, as well as lake adventures, there are many ways to make your wedding as unique as your relationship. Here are just a few.

 he Zilker Clubhouse is one of the popular choices in Austin T located at 200 Zilker Clubhouse Rd., off of Rollingwood Drive. This facility has a panoramic view of downtown Austin, nestled in the hills west of Zilker Park and can accommodate 150 inside.  he Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse T Avenue offers a natural Hill Country beauty. The Gallery has floor to ceiling windows overlooking a wildflower meadow and gorgeous courtyard where guests can dance the night away under the stars.

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The Mayfield Cottage and Gardens is located at 3505 West 35th Street on a 23 acre wooded estate. The picturesquestyle cottage features a beautiful scenic garden with a large preserved landscape with nature trails. This historic 1870s home is surrounded by lily ponds, peacocks and palms and is the ideal enchanted setting for your wedding and reception. The cottage accommodates 45 comfortably with a maximum of 100 attendees on the grounds. It is perfect for a small intimate to medium sized event.

 exas State Capitol, the only state capital taller than the U.S. T Capitol building. The grandeur of this Texas monument is the perfect backdrop for sunset weddings or afternoon photo sessions. Take your guests on a tour of the Capitol Visitors Center with a theater, exhibits and gift shop.

The Umlauf Sculpture Garden, 605 Azie Morton Rd. offers handcrafted sculptures scattered throughout a romantic garden trail. With towering canopies of trees, waterfall and lily pond, the garden features 200 sculptures, paintings and drawings to add that bit of culture to your special day. The Zilker Botanical Gardens, 2220 Barton Springs offers a number of different gardens. Among their scenic trails you can find the Hartman Prehistoric Gardens, where dinosaur tracks were found in 1992, the Green Garden with native and

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The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum housing historic documents, photos and life-size Texas exhibits. Out-of-town guests will get to see for themselves why Texans figure everything is bigger and better here. The museum is also available for your reception.

To reserve a city park or facility you must contact the Parks and Recreation Department. They have designed a draw system to facilitate booking reservations for their wedding sites. Some requirements must be met in order to be considered in the draw to reserve a site: n You

must mail a letter 10 months prior to the reservation date to the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department: Reservations, 200 South Lamar, Austin, TX 78704. continued on page 110

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GETTING MARRIED IN AUSTIN

n Your

letter must be mailed between the 1st and the 20th

of the month to be included in that month’s draw. Any letters postmarked after the 20th are not included. n You

must include the following information: name,

address, phone number, requested site, number of guests, indicate whether or not you will sell alcoholic beverages, and three dates in the month in the order of preference that you would like to choose from. The draw is held on

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the last day of the month and you will be informed by telephone if you are selected. n You

may place a reservation in person or by telephone six months in advance of the requested date. Be sure to call the Parks and Recreation Department at 512-974-6797 to get their complete rules and regulations sent to you.

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the 6th month, you can contact the department directly. Sites are available on a first come, first serve basis.

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SERVICE contracts Once you’ve decided to work with a particular wedding service provider, get a written contract or letter of confirmation. It should include your name and address, their name and address, a definition of the specific service you’ve contracted, times of arrival and departure, goods that will be delivered and time of delivery, contracted costs, overtime costs, deposit paid, and balance due. Your contract should also include several important dates: your wedding date; date contract was written; date your deposit was paid; and date the balance is due. Include all the details you’ve agreed upon. The more details you write in the contract, the more likely you are to receive everything you’ve discussed when the wedding arrives (which may be 18 months from the time your contract is made). List the specific type and number of flowers in each bouquet; the specified dinner menu; the flavors of the cake; the poses you definitely want for your photo album, or any other information. It is also a good idea to reconfirm the details several weeks before your wedding, especially for services that were discussed many months before the actual date.

quick tip

A signature drink can save on bar costs.

DID YOU KNOW? As part of an old English ritual, on the day of her wedding, a bride would pass out mugs of ale to family and friends who would then give her money to set up house-keeping. Hence, the “bride’s ale” became “bridal.”

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MISSION: beautiful photos One of San Antonio’s most unique attractions, next to the Riverwalk, are its historic missions. Overseen by the San Antonio National Historical Park, the Missions of San Antonio include: The Alamo (Mission San Antonio de Valero), Mission Concepción, Mission San José, Mission San Juan, Mission Espada. n The

Alamo, located downtown, is most likely San Antonio’s most famous mission. While most of the original grounds and building have long disappeared, the central church remains, plus various outbuildings still remain and are now used as a museum.

n Mission

Concepción 807 Mission Road; Church: (210) 533-8955 The mission was relocated to San Antonio in 1731 from east Texas. With an attractively aged appearance of the central church, which is distinctly Spanish in design, has needed very little restoration over the years. San José 607 San José Drive; Church: (210) 922-0543 This is the largest and best preserved of the five missions in San Antonio. Founded in 1720, the mission is currently surrounded in most directions by trees and grassland along the river, providing an unspoiled picture of how it looked nearly 300 years ago.

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San Juan 9101 Graf Road; Church: (210) 534-3161 One of the smaller mission complexes in the area, the church has a distinctive look, including the simple bell tower, typical of Mexico. The church is also smaller than most of the other missions and overall is muted in appearance.

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Espada 10040 Espada Road; Church: (210) 627-2064 The southernmost church, it is surrounded by woodlands in a rural setting, although it is just yards away from a highway. Mission Espada is the oldest mission in Texas, originally founded in 1690. In 1731 it was moved to its present location.

The missions make excellent backdrops for brides to take their bridal portraits. Portraits taken at the missions offer a distinctive and elegant look that is symbolic of San Antonio. Bridal portraits and wedding photography may require advance reservations. Check with your photographer.

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Arrangements for wedding ceremonies inside one of the Mission churches are made directly through the individual mission’s parish. For more information as to how you can gain access to one of the missions, contact: San Antonio Missions NHP Headquarters (210) 534-8833 Visitor Center (210) 932-1001 Email: saan_administration@nps.gov

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FYI Seating GUIDE

Not sure who goes where? Here are some ideas.

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Locations for small weddings When planning your small wedding, try thinking outside the box. A smaller wedding offers a variety of options for locations that aren’t possible for receptions of more than 50. Here are just a few ideas. Bed & Breakfasts: With intimate and romantic settings, a bed and breakfast is a wonderful place for simple yet elegant wedding. Not only can you have the wedding on site, you can have a wonderful wedding night. Historic Sites: Nestled among the hustle and bustle of modern city life are many unique historical sites that can host your unique wedding. On The Water:  The nautical charm of a floating celebration on a ship, yacht, or even old-fashioned riverboat and the breathtaking scenery floating offer a dreamy effect for a wedding on the water.

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The Great Outdoors: An outdoor wedding can range from a simple garden atmosphere, a picturesque river or lakeside event, or an elegant buffet design set up to watch the sunset. State parks as well as city parks make excellent choices. A Home Affair: Sometimes the perfect wedding site is one you’ve visited a hundred times — your parents’ backyard. The extra planning an at-home wedding takes is well worth the effort for brides who have their heart set on a romantic and memorable wedding.

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wine 101 chardonnay, pinot grigio is often a favorite of those who don’t normally drink wine. Riesling wines come in a variety of styles, from dry to sweet (or off-dry), and light to full-bodied. A sweeter riesling is an excellent choice to pair with a chardonnay to offer guests two different white wines. Sauvignon Blanc is a dry white wine with a crisp, refreshing taste. It is usually a medium-bodied and pleasing to most palates that enjoy dry wines. RED WINES

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Cabernet Sauvignon is the most popular of the red wines and considered a dry wine. Cabernets range from mediumbodied to full-bodied and are characterized by their oakiness. Merlots are usually a bit drier than cabernets with a medium-body. The oaks flavors are typically lower than a cabernet and the fruit flavors are typically a bit more pronounced. Merlots go well with just about all foods. When selecting wines for your reception there is a wide variety from around the world. Here is a brief primer on the most well known. Take a little time and try them. Not only will it be educational, it will also be enjoyable.

Pinot Noir is typically a lighter-bodied, fruitier red wine. The fruitier taste of pinot noir make it another excellent choice to please a wide variety of palates.

ROSE WINES

SPARKLING WINES

Rose wines are seen everywhere today, from Instagram to your favorite bar. Far from the fruit heavy, sweet wines of the past, today’s roses range from dry wines usually from the Provence region of France to sweet white zinfandel. Not only is it a beautiful color, it is very versatile. Since it falls between white and red wines, it pairs well with almost all foods, including chicken, red meat, salads and seafood and will satisfy serious wine-drinkers as well as those not usually wine drinkers.

Champagne can only be called that if it is from that region of France. Otherwise it is wine in champagne-method. Usually very dry or “brut.” Asti Spumante is an Italian sparkling wine that is sweeter than champagne-method wines and also makes an excellent toasting wine.

Chardonnay is America’s number one selling white wine. Chardonnays are considered a dry wine with little sweetness. They are usually known for their buttery taste and can have a wide range of fruit overtones. This white wine is capable of accommodating most palates and just as many food pairing combinations. Pinot Gris, also known as pinot grigio in Italy, is usually a medium-full bodied white wine. Not normally as dry as

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FYI Beverage GUIDE

Who drinks what? 30% 50%

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Most wine & liquor is measured in milliliters.

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bachelorette PARTY Like the bachelor party, the bachelorette party has become a celebration of the end of “being single” and usually includes the immediate wedding party and very close friends of the bride. The maid of honor is usually in charge of coordinating the event. Be creative when planning your party. Many local businesses have suggestions that guarantee a night to remember. A room in a restaurant, a hotel or spa suite are popular party locations because they allow you to fully enjoy yourselves without disturbing other guests. Barhopping or nightclubs with comedy or live entertainment are other popular choices. And while you’re out enjoying the evening, avoid any problems with drinking and driving by treating yourself to a night out in a limousine. For a party at home, videos can provide fun and memorable entertainment. Wherever your party is held, you can cater it yourself with prepared party trays and “just heat and serve” entrees from local specialty stores or caterers. The bachelor and bachelorette party sometimes takes the form of a shower, with the bride or groom receiving small gifts. Lingerie, gag gifts, or things to use on the honeymoon are popular themes for this type of party. Be sure it is tailored to suit the style and personality of the guest of honor. This party is best held a week or two before the wedding; not the night before! That way you won’t be putting anything in the way of your enjoyable wedding day.

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enjoy the delicious adventure If your wedding reception is being held at a facility that does not provide catering, you should hire a professional caterer. Because a caterer is experienced in planning and working with large groups, they have the knowledge and expertise to ensure that a sufficient quantity of food will be available and that it will be properly refrigerated and/or heated on your special day. continued on page 144

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your caterer between 9 and 12 months before the wedding.

n Know

the date, location, number of guests and budget BEFORE calling caterers. Then you won’t expend precious time and effort on a caterer who doesn’t have your date available or is too pricey for your budget.

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you can expect to pay anywhere from $15 and up per person, plus tax and tip, which usually adds another 15% to 20% to the total cost of the plate.

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select your caterer 6 to 12 months prior to your wedding

FYI Catering GUIDE

If doing a buffet, go for…

quality over quantity!

Four really excellent dishes are much better than 8 so-so dishes.

BUFFET STYLE

SEATED DINNER

Better for larger receptions (more than 100 people)

Best suited for smaller parties, but also appropriate for larger, more formal weddings

PROS:

PROS:

Fewer servers needed

Guests are able to eat and visit with tablemates instead of standing in line

Guests can enjoy what they like

More formal

When researching caterers

Who will provide rental items?

be sure to compare “apples to apples” i.e., that each bid includes ALL charges, fees, etc.

Plates, glassware and place settings? CONS:

CONS:

Less formal

More servers needed (usually 1 for every 20-25 guests)

Guests have to stand in line

plus plus! ++

Ways to reduce catering costs:

Be prepared to pay additional amounts over the cost of the meal. It’s called “plus plus.” The final cost of the meal is determined by the meal and server costs PLUS tax PLUS gratuity. Depending on the caterer’s rates that can add 20% or more to the actual meal cost.

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May require additional food vs. plated (to ensure enough of each item for each guest, especially if there are two entrees offered)

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For large parties, service can be an issue (by the time the last tables are getting their food, first tables served are done)

Confirm the deadline for your final head count. Some venues/caterers will over set for 5% of your head count. If your head count is 100, they will prepare enough food to feed 105.


questions to ask

the caterer

Can you test taste proposed menu items? Does the price include tax? Service charge? If not, what is the additional percentage? What dishes/utensils will be used for the reception, plastic or china? Additional cost for either? Does bid include cake plates? Are linens provided and included in the price? How many staff/servers are needed for the wedding? How will they be attired? How often is the buffet refurbished? Will the caterer’s staff cut and serve the cake? Is there an additional fee? What are the deposit and arrangements for payment? What are the cancellation/postponement policies? What beverage arrangements have been made? Will liquor be served? Does caterer have proper licensing? Will caterer serve? Cash or open bar? Is the caterer familiar with the facility? Will caterer need access to a kitchen and how early? Who is responsible for table decorations including the buffet table if one is used? Can box meals or a separate meal be provided for the other wedding professionals? (Photographer, DJ, security, etc.)? What is the additional cost? Can the caterer prepare a going-away package with samples from the menu? When is the final head count due? Get all answers to questions in writing or in contract.

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Cake by Kayla Knight Cakes

making the sweetest decision Wedding cakes go back in tradition as far as weddings. The Greeks baked mixtures of grain and honey, the Romans did theirs with grain and salt. The elaborate tiered cakes we know today came from the era of the pioneer bride. Her popularity was judged by the size of her cake. Guests used to bring layers of cake filled with applesauce, stack them, and then they were iced. The higher the stacks, the more popular the bride! continued on page 162

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CAKES

fillings are as many and as varied as cake flavors. Whenever possible, taste the combinations you are considering to see if they complement each other well.

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make the first cut, hold the knife in your right hand. Your groom’s hand closes over yours and together you cut a slice.

n Cake

n Many

confectioners will customize candies engraved with your initials or wedding date.

n Traditionally,

a bride and groom rest upon the cake. Cascading fresh or silk flowers, delicate blown glass tops and even porcelain teddy bears and crocheted wedding bells have been seen on today’s cakes.

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n Choose

your baker by reviewing their design album and sampling their flavor.

n Be

sure to select your baker several months in advance. The baker will need to know the date, location, and time of your reception and how many guests the cake needs to serve.

addition to your cake, other sweets can create lasting memories at your wedding reception. Don’t overlook the special touch that mints or chocolates can add to your cake table.

n It

is customary to save the top layer of your wedding cake and a few of your confections for next year so you and your groom can share those sweet memories again on your first anniversary.

n Many

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n Your

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baker will generally require a deposit to hold your wedding date. Be sure to get a receipt describing the type of cake you’ve ordered, its filling, icing, style, color and cake top. It also doesn’t hurt to call and confirm your cake order about one week before your wedding.

n Many

bakers freeze their cakes for 2 to 3 days before the wedding. Don’t let the idea of a frozen wedding cake scare you. Generally, if frozen properly, most people can not tell the difference between a fresh or previously frozen cake.

n The

groom’s cake is usually more casual in style and served at the reception as a second flavor choice for guests.


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fresh VS. frozen

When it comes to the cake, which is better — fresh or frozen? Many bakers freeze their cakes for two to three days before the wedding. This is especially true of bakers who often have several weddings on one weekend.

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Don’t let the idea of a frozen wedding cake scare you. Generally, if frozen properly, most people can not tell the difference between a fresh or previously frozen cake. Ask your baker if they freeze their cakes. Many find it easier to decorate and stack frozen cakes. If they freeze their cakes, ask about their methods. Ask how long the cake will take to thaw; are the fillings frozen; and if they freeze the cakes before or after icing them. Also ask that if they freeze their cakes that you have previously frozen cake at your tasting. When all is said and done, what matters is the taste. If you are happy with the taste of your cake, don’t worry about how it is created, just that it gives you all the flavor and freshness you are seeking.

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Today, the groom’s cake is usually smaller, a different flavor than wedding cake and designed to represent his interests.


Did You Know? 500 lbs

300 lbs

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s wedding cake was 9 feet around, weighed 300 pounds and was 14 inches high. It was served at the wedding breakfast. Queen Elizabeth II had 12 wedding cakes. The one she cut at her wedding was 9 feet tall and weighed 500 pounds.

According to one long-forgotten tradition, the bottom layer of a wedding cake represents the couple as a family, and the top layer represents them as a couple. Each layer in between represents a child they hope to have.

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Don’t know your ganache from your galoshes?

FYI

Before you begin looking for your dream wedding cake, here are some definitions and pictures to help you decide what best suits your needs.

Icing GUIDE

BUTTERCREAM

FONDANT

This is a smooth, creamy butter-based icing that is generally used to ice the entire cake, giving it a traditional look.

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ROYAL ICING Royal icing is usually used to create leaves, flowers and other edible decorations, but rarely on the whole cake. When applied to the cake it is soft and pliable, but then dries to a hard finish, often seen used on professionally decorated cookies.

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 uttercream icings do not B do well in heat and must be kept cool. Can be smoothed out extremely well, but not as smooth as fondant. Does not work well to cover carved cakes.

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 ives cakes a flawless, G porcelain finish. Can be folded to create ribbons and swags. Various tools can be used to create textured designs such as quilting, stripes, etc. Also often used to create appliqués applied directly to the cake. Covered cakes will stay fresh for days in the fridge.

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GANACHE

GUM PASTE

Ganache is more properly considered a glaze than a frosting. Made from heavy whipping cream and usually chocolate, the icing is poured over the cake. It dries to a finish similar to fondant, but is less labor intensive. Ganache itself is extremely rich and sweet and is also used as a filling for cakes.

Gum paste is an edible sugar dough used primarily to create decorations such as flowers, leaves, etc. It is very often used to create figurines.


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WEDDING GOWNS

n Order

your gown and bridesmaids’ dresses six months to one year before your wedding date.

n Call

ahead for an appointment with a salon consultant, especially December through April and on Saturdays. An appointment will assure you the time and attention needed to make this important decision.

n Allow

the salon consultant to help you select the “correct” size, as each manufacturers size can vary. REMEMBER TO ORDER THE SIZE YOU ARE NOW, NOT THE SIZE YOU “HOPE TO BE” BY THE WEDDING. It is much easier to take in a gown than to let it out.

n Ask

the price of alterations on each piece ordered. (Yes, veils, sashes, belts, etc., can all need alterations.)

n Be

prepared to leave a 50% deposit at the time of the order.

n Before

you begin to shop SET A BUDGET and get ideas about the styles you like by paging through some bridal fashion magazines.

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n The

formality of the wedding takes precedence in choosing the style: gowns with a train, whether a sweep, chapel length, or cathedral length are usually reserved for formal or semi-formal weddings.

n For

an informal ceremony consider a floor length gown without a train, a tea length gown, a knee length suit or cocktail dress.

n Satin,

silk, taffeta, velvet, crepe and tapestry brocades are prominent for fall and winter weddings. Chiffon, lace, tulle, silk crepe and English net for spring and summer.

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woman can wear a long white gown no matter what her age or if she has been married before.

n Traditionally

only first-time brides wear a train and a veil. Other options include floral wreaths, jeweled hair combs or bridal hats.

n The

shop will call you to arrange a date for your first fitting. Be sure to bring the shoes, undergarments and petticoats you’ll wear on your wedding day.

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n Attendants’

gowns should complement the bride’s gown in style and color. They can be floor length, or any length shorter than the bride’s gown — never longer.

n When

ordering bridesmaids dresses, bring in bridesmaids all at one time (or their exact measurements) as dresses will not be ordered until ALL bridesmaids are fitted to insure that the dresses will all be made from the same dye lot.

n Allow

6 weeks up to 4 months for alterations, depending on the difficulty of the alterations. Try on your gown after alterations. A shop should be able to do minor alterations quickly if necessary.

n There

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bridal gown TERMS When you begin shopping for your perfect wedding gown, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the terms and descriptions. Here is a quick breakdown of some of the more common terminology used when discussing wedding attire.

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7 Empire Waistline: Shortened waist

to a traditional sweetheart neckline but with a shallower dip in the center.

style created by attaching the skirt to the bodice just below the bustline.

5 Queen Anne Neckline: Sculptured

8 Mermaid: Sheath gown to the

design that is high on the sides and back, with an angled open bodice with a sweetheart shape.

knees and then a flare out.

2 Halter: A top in which the straps

line that begins 2 inches inside the shoulder line and shaped like a heart.

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below the knee.

and then poufs out into a ballgown bell shape.

6 A-Line: Typically refers to skirt

3 Sweetheart Neckline: Open neck-

9 Trumpet Skirt: Skirt flared at or J Ballgown: Fitted at the waist,

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SELECTING THE RIGHT WHITE

Skin Tone: Dark Wear: Stark white or almost any shade Skin Tone: Medium with yellow tones Wear: Off-white or creamy ivory Skin Tone: Fair and pink-toned Wear: Ivory Skin Tone: Medium with olive tones Wear: Champagne or diamond white

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Different body types, skin tone, hair color, and personal style all lead to every bridesmaid having a different opinion on what they want to wear to your wedding. The most recent trend in bridesmaid fashion is allowing the bridesmaid to choose her own dress or wear a convertible gown. You can allow your bridesmaids to choose a flattering style for them while still achieving cohesive look by following these simple guidelines. your bridesmaids come in all shapes and sizes, try selecting a specific color, manufacturer, or fabric so

n Choose

a color palette that matches the mood of your wedding. Try using shades of one color to create a soft ombré effect or use every color of the rainbow to create a bold vibrant look. Match the array of shades in the dresses to the flowers and groomsmen’s attire.

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dresses offers one dress but multiple different wearable styles. In addition to convertible gowns, mixand-match skirts and tops offer an endless array of customizable dresses.

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your bridal party will look too chaotic? Adding coordinating accessories will help give your bridesmaids a unified look. Little extras can go a long way. Jewelry, clutches, shoes, and bouquets can all be used to help bring together your bridal party look. Make coordinating sashes as a gift for your bridesmaids to wear on your wedding day.

you know your bridesmaids are on a tight budget, a wallet-friendly solution is to rent. Dresses come in a variety of colors and styles, all with built-in adjustment points for a custom fit without needing a tailor.

n If

you let your bridesmaid pick out her own dress, make sure you see the dress long before your wedding day. You want to have an idea of what your bridesmaids will look like once they are all together. Make sure the dresses and accessories compliment each other and more importantly compliment the bride.

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The Internet has become one of the most valuable tools a bride has to plan her wedding. Through sites such the Texas Wedding Guide site (www. TexasWeddings.com), couples can access information on everything they need for their wedding. While online shopping has become mainstream, brides should think long and hard, before purchasing their wedding gown online. It may seem like a great idea, price-wise, but there are many pitfalls. The most obvious draw back to purchasing a gown online is the fact you can’t try it on. Most brides will spend hours at various bridal salons trying on gowns. Many of the gowns offered online are not the same quality as gowns purchased in shops. Often gowns sold online are actually seconds, or not first quality gowns.

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M WHAT WAS ORDERED O WHAT ARRIVED

Most times, the less expensive gowns you find online are actually copies of designer gowns. These gowns definitely represent a case of what you see (online) is NOT what you are going to get. Check the website of any known bridal gown designer and you will NOT find a link or opportunity to order a gown. You will find local retailers. If designers aren’t selling gowns from their own websites, why would they allow others to sell them at a discounted price? If you are looking to save money on the gown, you are much better served to shop at an authorized retailer. Sample sales and trunk shows are great ways to save. Designer sites will often list upcoming trunk shows. Not only will you see the dress you get, it is much easier to get disputes settled when you have person to deal with, not an email.

read the description of the less expensive dress you are looking at online. If the description says “imitation,” “inspired by,” “similar to,” or any such wording, be concerned.

n Check

out the photos on the site. If they are blurry or badly cropped, the site is probably a counterfeit site. Even if the images are clear, use google.com and search images. Counterfeit sites will often “steal” images off the actual designer site.

n Check

the spelling of the name of the designer. It is amazing how often the counterfeit sites misspell the names of the designers they are supposedly representing.

n Read

the entire site, carefully paying attention to where the company is located; return policies; and FAQs. Counterfeit sites often fail to include this information.

n Call

the contact number listed on the site. If the site doesn’t list a phone number or if you can never reach a live person and messages go unreturned, it may be time to move on.


GETTING FIT to be wed You’ve found your dream wedding gown, only its not quite perfect yet. Virtually every bridal gown will require alterations to give you the custom fit you want for your wedding day. thinking about alterations when you purchase the gown. Ask your consultant how intensive she thinks the alterations will be and if she can give you an estimate on how much they will cost. Since most shops do not have a seamstress on staff they may not be able to quote you an exact figure, but they will have an idea.

n Allow

any where from 6 weeks to 3 months for alterations. The more intense the alterations are, the more time that is needed. The most experienced fitters typically book months out. Bridesmaids dresses will take about 4 weeks, again depending on the alterations needed.

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a wedding gown require skill and experience most tailors don’t have. Altering a wedding gown can involve boning, linings and hems in a variety of different fabrics. n Be

sure to take your shoes and undergarments (including petticoats) to all fittings.

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to have several fittings depending on the complexity of the alterations.

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Picking the perfect accessories Your wedding attire is more than just a dress. Take care when selecting your accessories.

It’s worth repeating: buy for comfort, even if it costs a little more!

Take special care in choosing your headpiece and veil as they frame your face. When we envision a “radiant bride,” we see her face surrounded by her headpiece and veil.

When selecting the jewelry you will be wearing, take into consideration the type wedding (casual or elegant) you are having as well as the dress you will be wearing. Good jewelry should enhance, not compete with your dress.

Custom-designed millinery is usually no more expensive than ready-made and does not have to be ordered months in advance. Choose pearls, sequins, beads, lace, bows, or a smart bridal hat. A milliner is like a hair stylist, he or she creates the style especially for you! NOW, let’s talk about shoes: Whether you choose blingedout heels, custom dyed-to-match pumps, cowboy boots or sneakers, they must be comfortable for standing, walking, and dancing. Break them in at home on a carpeted floor. Take your shoes to all fittings since hemlines are measured up from the floor when you are wearing your shoes.

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Your wedding gown will undoubtedly be the most beautiful dress you ever buy and probably the most expensive. Before purchasing your gown we suggest you inspect it carefully and check the cleaning and storage requirements. Wedding gowns are usually decorated with beads, sequins, lace and other ornate trim. This decorative trim may cause problems during cleaning. At the time of purchase you may want to ask the retailer for any suggested cleaning procedures that may come with the gown since many gowns don’t even have a care label attached. After the wedding your gown should be cleaned and protected for future use. For best results have your gown cleaned within the next several weeks. Remember the longer stains and soil are left in your dress the greater the probability of their becoming permanently embedded.

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At the cleaners, brides should share any experiences like someone spilled champagne in a certain area of the gown. Dry cleaning solvents do not remove food and beverages. Such stains must be pretreated with special cleaners before the garment is immersed in solvents. If invisible stains aren’t pretreated they will become set with the heat of dry cleaning. Perspiration and alcohol are water soluble and won’t be removed completely by dry cleaning solvents unless they are pretreated. Alcohol dries clear but the sugar found in alcohol turns brown with age. When the wedding is over definitely have your gown cleaned and placed in a dust-proof, acid-free box suitable for storage. This will preserve the delicate laces, beading and fabric of your wedding ensemble. Store your boxed gown in an area that is cool and dry.


men’s wear TERMS The wedding couple has many decisions to make concerning formal wear. Several are based on outside factors such as time of day of the ceremony, the season and the formality of the wedding. Here is a quick breakdown of terms and types of formal wear for your wedding.

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1 JACKETS 1 & 2 Tuxedo (a.k.a. tux): The most common and classic tux jacket. Worn at formal and semiformal events. Choices to make: single-breasted (with a one- to four-button front) or double-breasted (with a two- to sixbutton front). There are three types of lapels: peaked, notched, or shawl. 3 Full dress (a.k.a. tails or tailcoat):

Jacket is cropped in front, with two

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tails in the back and a two- to sixbutton front. Usually worn at ultraformal evening weddings.

1 Notched lapel: Least formal lapel style. Features a triangular indention where the lapel joins the collar.

4 Cutaway (a.k.a. morning coat):

2 Shawl collar: Smooth, rounded lapel

Appropriate for formal daytime weddings with a cutaway coat — short in the front, long in the back, and tapering from the front waist button to a wide back tail. Cutaway jackets are either black or gray and are worn with matching striped trousers.

with no notch. 3 & 4 Peaked lapel: Broad, V-shaped

lapel points up and out just below the collar line.

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For a formal tuxedo, trousers should match jacket in style and color. With a cutaway coat, wear gray or gray pinstriped trousers. SHIRT COLLARS 5 Wing collar: Style most often worn with tuxedo jackets,

stand-up collar has downward points. 6 Mandarin/Banded: Style crosses in front and is fastened

with a shiny button. 7 Spread collar: Resembles a standard button-front shirt

but with a wide division between points in front.

NECKWEAR 5 Bow tie: The thing to wear with a classic tux. Bow ties

come in several colors besides basic black — white is reserved for super-formal events, and colored bow ties are suitable for any occasion. 7 Necktie: You can also wear a classic tie with your tux,

to create a more casual — yet still elegant — wedding look. Pick a silk tie in silver or blue, which will be dressy enough to stand up to a tux. 8 Ascot tie: This wide, formal tie is usually patterned,

folded over, and fastened with a stickpin or tie tack. Usually reserved for ultra-formal daytime weddings and worn with a cutaway coat and striped gray trousers.

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n Most

photographers’ services are booked anywhere from 6 to 12 months in advance, especially during the busy spring and summer months. Keep in mind, most photographers can only shoot one wedding a weekend. That means on average they have only 52 available dates.

n Begin

by looking at photographs from the weddings of friends and family. Ask for their suggestions or recommendations.

n Couples

usually will visit three to four photographers before selecting one.

n Know

your budget BEFORE making appointments and share it with the photographer when you make the appointment. generally start in the $1,500 range and can go up to several thousand dollars.

for your appointment. In addition to the date, time, and location of the wedding, know how many people in the wedding party as well as any special photo requests you have.

n Ask

for references and a detailed list of what the wedding packages include.

n Your

photographer will be involved in your wedding and reception, all day. It should be someone you feel comfortable with and who you feel will do the best job for you.

n Meet

with your photographer shortly before the wedding to confirm the list of shots that will be taken at the wedding. If there is something special you want, for example if your great-grandmother will be there, you need to let the photographer know ahead of time.

n Assign

someone familiar with the families to assist the photographer rounding up everyone for the different photos.

n Be

on time! If your photographer is arriving at the dressing location at 9 a.m. to take preparation shots, be ready at 9 a.m. Whatever amount of time you normally take to get ready, double it.

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As important as finding the right dress, the right cake, and the right caterer are, finding the right photographer is just as, if not more, important and, like selecting a reception site and caterer, selecting and hiring the right photographer is one of the many planning tasks that should be faced early in the process.

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n Taking

portraits at the church immediately after the

ceremony? Inform everyone involved the night before at the rehearsal dinner. n Many

photographers are including all photo rights so

you can have your reprints done anywhere, not just with the photographer. These packages may be more expensive going in, but they may save you money in the long run if you anticipate needing lots of prints for family and friends. n Photojournalistic

photography creates a visual record

of the wedding day as it happens, instead of posed shots. People are in motion — dancing, talking, laughing — accurately reflecting the ongoing activity and the excitement of the wedding day. n Most

couples choose a blend of traditional and photo-

journalistic styles to get both posed and candid shots. n The

key to successfully finding the right photographer is

looking at a lot of photographers’ portfolios, and seeing a good sampling of an individual photographer’s work before you engage him or her as your wedding

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the photographer capture party’s-over pictures such as the guests leaving the church or a waitress clearing off tables.

n Ask

the photographer to plan for one group shot of all the guests either panoramic or if possible from above. the past and display framed wedding photos of parents and grandparents at the rehearsal or reception. What better way to commemorate loved ones past and present.

n Embrace

n Most

couples pass up the unique yet important table shots which may not be the most creative at the time however add detail to memories in years to come.

n Have

your photographer create a studio area at the reception so small groups of guests can have their pictures taken or book a photo booth.

n Ask

your photographer to be sure to catch those unposed, unscripted moments that happen.

n Have

the photographer take motion shots taken before the pose to catch expression and action.

n Make

your favorite wedding photo into next year’s greeting card or thank you notes.

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DIY photography With the average cost of a wedding constantly on the rise, many couples are looking for ways to trim the budget. One area that seems like an easy place to save money is the photography. Today’s digital cameras allow anyone to take wedding photos, right? WRONG! n Professional

photographers generally have higher end equipment, as well as a wider variety of lenses, from large ones (for close-ups without getting too close) to wide angle for group shots.

n Also,

professional photographers have back up cameras. (Yes, sometimes things go wrong with cameras!)

n Smart

phone cameras are continuously advancing but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are going to produce the best quality photos. Do you really want someone to use a phone for your once-in-a-lifetime photos?

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n Professional

photographers know from years of training and experience what makes a good shot great and even how to make a bad shot still look pretty good and access to all the special effects that you see in photographs today.

n Professional

photographers also know what shots are “must haves” such as shots of the bride and her bridal party, the cake cutting, etc.

n Professional

photographers also recognize an unexpected great shot, like when the flower girl decides to throw all the petals in one bunch.

So when it comes to your wedding day photography, let your friends and family enjoy your wedding and let the professional photographer work your wedding.

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BOUDOIR photography Boudoir photography is the latest trend in wedding photography.

Many photographers like to use their own team of

This is typically a gift the bride gives to her future husband in lieu of the more traditional groom’s gifts (i.e. watches, cuff links, golf clubs, etc.). Imagine your groom as he unwraps his gift prior to the two of you walking down the aisle and he has a glimpse of what he can look forward to that night.

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The look you are going for will determine what to wear. Are you a girly girl? Think corsets, stockings and a great pair of stilettos. If you are a self-proclaimed tomboy, then maybe some strategically ripped jeans and a snug fitting white t-shirt will fit the bill. Incorporate your man in the wardrobe selection. Grab his favorite tie or sports jersey. Do what feels good to you and what will get your guy’s heart racing. Expect your photo session to be about two hours long depending on who is doing hair and makeup for you.

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professionals to help achieve the look they are going for. a normal basis. The location will depend on your photographer and where you are comfortable. They might have their own studio, or recommend a venue that they have a great relationship with. Most will go to wherever you want to capture these special photos. Discuss options with your photographer well in advance so they bring all the necessary equipment. Questions to ask your photographer: n What

are their privacy policies regarding your intimate

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they retouch all your photos as part of the package?

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choosing A VIDEOGRAPHER A wedding DVD should never be considered a substitute for still photographs. However, by virtue of its sound and movement, a DVD can preserve a distinct and important part of your wedding. Imagine being able to see and hear your vows being said, reliving again the emotions of the moment. A DVD of your wedding and the following festivities will capture the “real life” that otherwise goes unobserved, and is a poignant, often humorous, accompaniment to the traditional wedding photographs. n To

find a videographer, look at his work, and talk with him about his taping style.

n Start

looking at least six to 12 months before your wedding, and reserve a firm date as soon as possible.

n Fees

will generally depend on the number of cameras, editing time, and special production needs. Although most professionals do total packages, some videographers charge per camera, per hour.

n Decide

what you want captured. You may want to design

your own package to include the rehearsal, the bachelor dinner, a bridal shower, or anything you want to be sure to remember in moving sight and sound for years to come. n Your

demon­stration should include examples which help you understand the difference between one- and twocamera coverage. Is the video you are viewing taken by the videographer who would cover your wedding?

n Observe

how the camera covered the ceremony and reception. Coverage should flow with the proceedings, interacting with guests, not intruding. The technique should be smooth, not jerky — the scenes should not look contrived. Poor scenes should have been edited out.

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sure there is a contract outlining all responsibilities and costs. It should include specific coverage that you want on the video and when you will receive the finished video.

n Ask

what happens if a personal emergency arises for the videographer you’ve contracted. Most professionals network with others of comparable experience, so they will be able to assure you that their contract will be fulfilled.

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what to know BEFORE HIRING A DJ at their music list and make sure your DJ will play what YOU want and won’t play any type of music you don’t like. Provide music they do not have. Get in writing any agreements made regarding what music is to be played and when, including the ceremony if the DJ is providing the music for that also. The itinerary, music, and special details need to be worked out in advance. You do not need to worry about these details the night of your wedding! Choose a DJ that will help move the event along. Your DJ should help emcee and keep events flowing.

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How in the world do you hire a DJ? You have never hired one before and probably will only hire one once in your whole life. What are the things to look for when selecting your DJ? Of the many expenditures for your wedding, the DJ will probably be the one that most affects your event positively or negatively. The majority of your guests will never know how good (or bad) your photographer was, but they will certainly experience your DJ throughout the reception, and the ceremony if the DJ will be providing your wedding music.

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about a back-up plan if the DJ has an emergency.

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if they have played at your facility before.

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your DJ is to provide your ceremony music, can he provide a wireless microphone system for your minister? This is especially important for large guest lists or outdoor events so that everyone can hear clearly what is being said. Nothing is more frustrating than attending a wedding and not being able to hear.

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your DJ is to provide ceremony music AND reception music for two different locations, find out how this will be accomplished and with what equipment. Do not hire a DJ to set up a system at the church and then find out he is rushing to tear it down and move it to the next facility. Your guests should not be watching a DJ set up his equipment.

With a little time and effort, you’ll find the perfect DJ to make your wedding everything you hoped.

HERE ARE SOME POINTERS FOR SELECTING YOUR DJ: n You

should meet your DJ in advance. See how your DJ’s personality meshes with yours. Feeling comfortable with your DJ is important. At this time you can usually find out how professional the DJ is.

n Look

for DJs that have experience with weddings. You do not need a DJ who specializes in frat parties at your wedding!

references. Ask to speak with former customers and local wedding vendors that recommend this DJ. Wedding vendors are a great resource to find other great wedding vendors because they see the good, bad, and ugly.

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hit the RIGHT NOTE The music played at your ceremony does set the mood for your ceremony. Whether it’s a traditional hymn or something more personal, picking the perfect music is an important decision, so it is important to be creative in your planning. Here are some tips. n Research

your church or synagogue’s policy for wedding

music to find out what is considered acceptable. Don’t set your heart on walking down the aisle to any music until you have determined the policy of the place you have selected. n Approximately

20 to 30 minutes of music is played

before the wedding ceremony actually begins. n A

flutist, harpist or stringed instrument player can

improve the sound of the music played and enhance your wedding. Expect to pay between $600 to $800 for a string quartet, depending on the individual musician’s experience and expertise.

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n Discuss

your choices of music with the musician or organist who will play at your wedding. Be prepared to provide sheet music for any music that is unfamiliar to the musician and allow advance preparation time.

n Attend

a wedding at the ceremony location prior to yours to listen to the service and/or the organist.

n Some

brides arrange to have the church choir or the children’s choir sing. The choir usually sings during the ceremony and prelude, and on occasion for the processional.

n If

you are not familiar with classical and traditional church music, a good source to go to is the musician you have hired, organist or otherwise.

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wedding of Lohengrin and Elsa and the atmosphere it was meant to evoke is one of hatred and distrust. The correct title is not the wedding march at all but “Bridal Chorus.” n Traditionally,

at the reception, the first dance is by the bride and groom to their favorite romantic song, whether it is a slow waltz, a classical piece or a popular current hit song. important dance in the reception is the father/ daughter and mother/son dance. During or immediately after the bride’s dance the groom dances with his mother-in-law and then his mother.

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With the advent of video and the internet, a newlywed

couple’s first dance is almost always recorded, available to share with the world and down through the years for all of posterity to see. That’s why prospective brides and grooms who want to give a polished and graceful performance on their big day are increasingly opting to take dance lessons to help prepare for what may be the performance of their lifetimes.

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Here are some really important guidelines to help you look phenomenal when considering your dress, skin and hair:

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If budget constraints don’t allow for monthly facials, most spas offer a free consultation and can recommend the home care products for a do-it-yourself option.

CHOOSE TIMELESS, NOT TRENDY Ever gazed at a wedding photograph from the 1980s and thought, “Yikes!?” In the ‘80s, they looked just fine, in fact, maybe even gorgeous and sophisticated. When choosing your hair style, makeup, and dress, consider that certain trends that seem normal and beautiful today, may look silly in 10 years. Be wary of trends and navigate away from looks that will go out of style quickly. Skip the funky hair colors, shocking hemlines, and daring make up. You want to be proud of your wedding pictures, not ashamed of that painfully out-of-date trend that is now a permanent representation of your vows. SKIN CARE, SKIN CARE, SKIN CARE!!! Makeup artists and photographers don’t carry a magic wand and you don’t want to be the “photoshopped” bride. Consider that it takes a minimum of 3 months to get most skin problems under control with the help of licensed experts and quality products so start early. Taking the time and investing in professional treatments for your skin can make the world of difference in the final outcome of your photographs.

GET SCHEDULED TO GET FIT Every lady wants to look as fit as possible for the big day, and it is no surprise that this isn’t an overnight accomplishment. There are countless weight loss and fitness plans for brides-to-be to choose from and it’s important to find a realistic plan for you and to avoid crash/fad diets that promise the moon. On average, it can take up to 3 weeks of diligent exercise and dieting before you can see and feel a physical difference. If you stay on track with a healthy regimen, you can safely lose 2 lbs. a week. Make sure that you schedule your weight loss goals into your life and into your dress fittings. Set time aside for working out and even for when you allow yourself to cheat! GET CREATIVE WITH YOUR WEDDING PICTURE POSES AND VENUES Remember that your photographs don’t have to be super traditional to be beautiful. Take some time to brainstorm with your photographer and family/friends on different poses. Consider the following variables to create unique and inspirational wedding photographs. continued on page 292

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n Ask

questions about your photography venue. What kind of flowers are in season when you marry? Are there any greenbelts in the vicinity that have a particularly large population of beautiful plants, trees, or flowers?

n Action

shots are fantastic. Incorporate some pictures where you jump, run, and leap around. You will be surprised how amazing some of these turn out.

n What

are the ages and heights of the wedding party? Can you create a fun dimensional arrangement with everybody? Try exploring different ideas and have fun with it.

n Schedule

a photography trial session with the photographer where you simply play around with your ideas. It may cost you a little extra, but it will let you know how creative, flexible and versatile your photographer is willing to be and help you feel more comfortable with them. This will help you get avoid cookie-cutter pics.

BE A HEALTH NUT FOR 3 DAYS BEFORE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS It is not uncommon for brides to risk their photographs or to have to postpone them due to a poor decision during the last few days before the wedding. Sunburns and hangovers don’t translate well in pictures and are easy to prevent. You have every right to be excited and indulge in some celebratory pre-partying, but keep the days immediately before your wedding as sacred, healthy days with these tips: n Choose

foods packed with nutrients that are low in preservatives and salt. Limit your alcohol and sugar, and increase your super fruits, veggies, and lean meats. This will reduce break outs, puffiness under the eyes, and bloating.

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sunblock if you are going to spend time outdoors and remember to cover up at every chance.

n Ask

your maid-of-honor to schedule your bachelorette party a couple weeks before the wedding, instead of a couple days prior.

n Avoid

trying new skin care treatments, make up lines, or exotic foods that aren’t time tested for you. The last thing you need to deal with is bad reaction to a new perfume or a botched spray tan.

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MAKEUP and color Your wedding day will surely be one of the most beautiful days of your life. Your assurance that you will look your best is to begin a health and beauty regimen based on an expert consultation several weeks before your wedding. a beauty consultation where your consultants will advise you about skin care; getting your nails into shape to show off your special jewelry; body care for an allover velvety feeling; hair care for that healthy, bouncy look (it’s important to have your hair styled one month prior); and planning your wedding day beauty schedule. your skin is “normal, oily, or dry,” you’ll learn proper cleansing and care techniques that will give you a radiant, natural glow. Your beauty consultant will help you choose makeup colors that are best for your skin tones.

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World famous makeup artists tell us, “To produce beautiful makeup, you must first start with impeccably clean skin.” Begin with a good esthetician for beautiful, radiant skin. Your hair, skin, makeup, and nails are just as important as your wedding dress. Your face is like a blank canvas and it takes an artist to produce the right colors, texture, and tone. Here are some tips to help make you a beautiful bride. n Weddings

are stressful. Schedule massages regularly during your pre-wedding days. A variety of massage techniques are available to help you remain cool and calm.

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final detail in being a beautiful bride is your hair. It must shine and radiate health like your face and your eyes. Make an appointment months ahead with the best hair designer you can find.

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you are going to try a new color or perhaps a perm, try it out months before your wedding. You don’t want to try something new, only to find you don’t like it, just days or weeks before your wedding.

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Six months before the wedding is not too early to select your florist, especially if you’re planning an elaborate wedding. When you talk with your florist, be guided by these elements: the style and mood of your wedding, the season or environment, your budget and, more to the point, what you like. n Go

prepared! Have the date, location and number of attendants ready when you go as well as your budget. your gown, the bridesmaids’ dresses and the overall color theme is a must before visiting your florist. Take fabric swatches and descriptions (pictures are even better) of your selected wedding apparel.

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itemized bill in advance and make sure that you in turn supply the florist with the names, addresses, and times for delivery of your bouquet, boutonnières, corsages and floral arrangements. n Expect

to spend at least $1,000 on flowers, although they should not be the largest expense of the day. Talk to several florists; many will offer special packages. Ask to see photos of their work, not just arrangements from a catalog, as well as references.

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the bridal bouquet is composed of all white flowers but, if you would prefer, the addition of colorful blossoms is certainly appropriate.

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groom’s boutonnière, worn on his left lapel, is usually a spray of the same type of blossoms used in your


bouquet. Ushers and groomsmen wear boutonnières different from the groom’s and your attendants’ flowers are different, of course, from your bouquet. n Corsages

for the mothers and boutonnières for the fathers are coordinated in color and style within the general floral theme.

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about including a smaller, toss bouquet in your floral order.

florists will rent silk altar arrangements and other pieces for a fraction of the cost of fresh flowers.

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your florist for guidance. His artistry, knowledge of wedding protocol and ability to listen to your needs will ensure that you’ll get a good value for your money, and have the perfect floral accents to enhance your wedding day.

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including unusual greenery plants. Asparagus fern and multicolored coleus are attractive in summer bouquets. Holly and pine sprays are popular for December nuptials. Stalks of golden-brown wheat are a sentimental touch for harvest brides.

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bridal bouquet COMPARISONS

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If your dreams are bigger than your budget for your wedding bouquet, do not despair. Here we show you three bouquets, all with a similar look. The only difference? Price. When it comes to creating your vision, it is can be done, no matter your budget. Just be open minded and upfront with your florist. They are the experts in helping you find the look but within your budget.

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natural twigs hydrangea n  Heather n  Queen Anne’s lace n  Wax flowers n  Ivory stock n  Pink and lavender roses Average price: $145 to $165

natural branch protea n  White narcissus n  White hydrangea n  Queen Anne’s lace n  Astilbe n  Pink and lavender roses n  Orange ranunculus n  Yellow tuberose Average price: $200 to $225

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BOUQUET TIPS The size, style and even color of your bridal bouquet is dictated by a number of things. Keep these tips in mind while picking your bouquet. n Style

of gown. Long stemmed, formal bouquets (cascade, arm presentation, crescent) go well with formal, fuller gowns. One exception: If the “wow” factor of your gown is the skirt and its embellishment, a shorter bouquet won’t hide those special items.

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While its your wedding and nothing is written in stone, Spring weddings usually use pastel colors/flowers; Winter uses bold; Fall uses warm tones and summer weddings call for bright colors.

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Pitfalls. If you are wearing an all while dress, an all-white bouquet can get lost in photos. Darker colored blooms, such as deep blues and purples, can look like black holes in wedding photos.

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body. Generally taller or more full figured brides are going to look better carrying larger/ longer bouquets. Shorter, petite women would do well to go with small bouquets.

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style. Pick flowers/colors that have special meaning to you (Ivy for fidelity; Yellow irises for passion; red roses for love.)

Once you’ve decided on the perfect bouquet, think about personalizing it by adding a memento or two. Your grandmother’s brooch or a photo charm can be added to the wrapping or use a strip of your mother’s wedding dress or the dress you wore when you got engaged. Still not sure what you want? Trust your florist. They have the knowledge and experience to steer you in the right direction.

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Pomander A pomander is a bloomcovered ball suspended from ribbon that is commonly worn over to the wrist. These are perfect for flower girls or other children in the wedding party.

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Crescent Curved like the shape of a quarter moon, the flowers in this bouquet are usually tapered at the two ends, extending from a larger grouping of flowers in the center. Flowers with multiple blossoms on long stems, such as orchids, are particularly suited for these types of bouquets.

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Roses Tulips Calla Lilies

Lily of the Valley Hydrangeas Peonies Ranunculus

Stephanotis Sweet Peas Gardenias

Cascade This bouquet is made with flowers forming a waterfall of blossoms, starting with a large gathering at the top and tapering to an end. Flowers with multiple blossoms on long stems, such as orchids, are particularly suited for these types of bouquets.

Hand-tied Refers to the way the flowers are wrapped. It is usually a more casual arrangement of flowers that are loosely tied together by hand.

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Ancient Roman brides carried bunches of herbs to symbolize fidelity and fertility … and to scare off evil spirits. n Stephanotis flowers represent happiness in marriage. n Violets represent faithfulness.


questions to ask

Nosegay A nosegay bouquet is a small, round cluster of flowers that are all cut to a uniform length. A nosegay is usually made with larger blooms in the center surrounded by smaller blooms, all tightly tied together.

the florist

What flowers are included in the contract? Do they provide a second bouquet for toss/photos? Will they deliver? Where? For how much?

Flower Tip!

KEEP YOUR FLOWERS IN BALANCE WITH YOUR STATURE AND DRESS. Large cascading bouquets can overwhelm a petite bride. A full ball gown wedding dress calls for dramatic flowers, not a posy.

Will they take flowers from ceremony to reception site? Is there an additional cost for this service? Who will put up ceremony décor flowers? (Confirm flowers are allowed in the church.) Does floral bid include reception/cake décor? Will they deliver flowers to the baker? Can they provide flowers for family members, sign-in tables, etc.? Can you rent arrangements for the altar, etc.? Are the flowers you have selected suitable for the weather/season? Will candles be allowed with the floral arrangements?

Posy

Exactly what does the price include?

A small, rounded bouquet, the posy usually consists of smaller flowers that can be tied together tightly by their stems.

Can you see photos of the florist’s work? Not just catalogs? References? Number of weddings done in a day? Will they work with silk flowers? Is there an additional price for using silk flowers? Are items such as vases and holders returnable for a refund?

Arm A wedding bouquet of flowers bound and carried in the fold of the arm. Calla lilies work well for this type of bouquet.

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Ask if there are opportunities to see their work at any upcoming Open Houses or Bridal Shows.

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make a great first impression The first impression your wedding is going to make on guests is the invitations. Your wedding invitation can help set the mood and style for your wedding, whether they are contemporary or classic; casual or formal. Once you’ve decided the style of your wedding, pick your invitation.

Be sure to order enough invitations… one for every married couple, each single adult guest, each attendant and their parents (if invited), your attendants’ dates (if single), everyone in the groom’s family and of course, your clergyman. Order extras for emergencies and keepsakes.

Decide how many guests, based on budget. Divide that number into thirds: 1/3 for the couple’s friends and 1/3 for each of the two families. All guests should be invited to both the wedding and the reception.

Extra envelopes are a must, this will allow for any mistakes you may make when addressing. For beautiful hand addressing invitations, a bride may turn to a calligrapher.

Remember, invitations are always written in the third person. Spell everything out…the wedding date, time, all numerals and names. Abbreviations, initials and nicknames are never used except for Mr. or Mrs., Jr. or Dr. and Lt. Colonel. “The honour of your presence” (spelled with the u) on the invitation indicates a religious ceremony, while “the pleasure of your company” indicates a civil service.

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Hand-address all envelopes in blue or black ink. Remember, use full names, no initials. Insert the invitation into the inner envelope with enclosure cards, and printed side facing the back flap. Insert this inner envelope into your addressed envelope. Invitations should be mailed six weeks before the wedding. Take note! Never include gift registry information in your invitation.


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Let rental experts help If you have decided on a garden wedding or have rented an unfurnished hall, you will find yourself in need of some expert advice on setting up your reception or celebration party. Visit a rental store that specializes in party rentals. Many offer staff consultants to help you with every detail of arranging a truly comfortable and elegant wedding reception or rehearsal dinner. They can supply all of your chairs, tables, linens, china, crystal, and silverware needs. You will find beautiful serving accessories too, from champagne fountains to elegant silver chafing dishes. A fully equipped rental store will have a wide selection of wedding accessories, including: arches and huppahs, kneeling benches, candelabras in assorted sizes and styles, plant stands, aisle runners and standards, wedding canopies, gazebos, artificial greenery, and flowers.

Tell your rental specialist how many guests you’ve invited to the reception and the square footage of the room where it will be held. With this information they can accurately plan your seating and serving arrangements. A deposit may be required to reserve specific pieces. Set tentative delivery, set-up, and pick-up times. Confirm these the week before the wedding. A word about renting — charges are usually for time out, whether used or not. Most prices quoted are for a oneday charge and you will be responsible for set-up and knockdown of all items rented, unless you make special arrangements with your rental store. Your rental professional will provide you with everything you need to create a truly memorable affair. Trust their advice; they plan more parties in a year than most people plan in a lifetime.

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choosing LINENS One of the easiest ways to personalize your wedding reception is with linens. With a wide variety of colors and styles, there is something for every taste and budget. When considering specialized linens, here are some things to keep in mind. Size matters. To have linens go to the floor, you first need to determine your table size. n A

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Linens do not need to be satin, although most are. For a little variation, consider something with a little texture. Pin tuck, embroidered taffeta and crushed fabric are just a few of the choices available. Try combining any of these over basic satin linen in a complementary color for a look as unique as you are.

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Another option to consider is overlays. Available in satin stripes, organza and other fabrics, overlays are generally shorter than floor length linens that can add drama. Want a custom look on a smaller budget? Consider sashes. Two sashes (available in a variety of materials) criss-crossed over a white satin linen can be striking. Use more of the same sashes as chair ties for a coordinated look. When it comes to the chairs, you can get complete chair covers that look lovely on their own or add a sash tied in a decorative knot. Many venues can help you coordinate your specialty linens. If your venue doesn’t there are a number of excellent decorating and rental companies ready to help. Make an appointment to visit their showrooms and you’ll come away with great ideas and a beautiful reception that is uniquely you.

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COVERS come in a wide variety of designs other than basic fabric, including embellishments, rosettes, etc.

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2 Chair sleeves slip on to cover only the top back portion of the chair. Can be totally customized and made of any fabric. Embroider with your name and wedding date for truly oneof-a-kind chairs at your sweetheart table.

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FOLDING RESIN

Separate chair pads can be attached in a variety of colors. Chairs look like bamboo. Usually made in natural but also available in other colors.

Attractive and comfortable folding chair that is perfect seating solution for use indoors or out. Usually white, but available in other colors. Often found with built in padding.

3 Round banquet fitted chair covers fit most banquet hall chairs. Often made with spandex for a tight fit. Standard colors are black, white and ivory though they also come in other colors.

Make sure the cover fits the chair perfectly. Covers should neither be too loose nor too tight. This will make seating more comfortable for your guests.

GHOST SASHES — Be sure to see and handle actual samples of all the linens you are considering using. It is hard to get an exact feel of a sash or chair cover from a swatch, especially if you are using chair covers and sashes together.

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Decorating made easier Today’s brides usually want to carry out the color and floral themes they have chosen for their wedding by decorating their ceremony and reception sites.

You may choose to create an entire theme using elaborate decorations and backdrops. Or, you may simply want a few flowers and candles to enhance your ceremony site and dinner tables. In many cases decorations need to be set up just prior to the arrival of the wedding party at the church and taken down almost immediately after the ceremony.

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ahead and a very responsible person to arrange them according to your wishes. If you choose to have your florist prepare arrangements and decorations, be sure to discuss whether they will also set-up, decorate, and remove the items after the wedding. If you choose a professional decorator, they will take care of these tasks as a part of their duties, as well as create the decorations themselves. Professional decorators and florists generally have an inventory of rental items that can be customized to carry out your wedding theme. It’s a wise investment to rent table centerpieces, vases, mirrors, silk and dried flower arrangements, pedestals, archways, and plants that you will only use for one day. Similar items with ribbons, tulle, or lace swags, candles or wreaths make beautiful customized wedding decorations.


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PHOTO BOOTHS and flipbooks It seems everyone is looking for a new and different kind of wedding favor. Two of the latest trends are photo booths and photo flipbooks.

floor venues, while the smaller, more modern set ups can be used almost anywhere. FLIPBOOKS

PHOTO BOOTHS

With flipbooks, guests interact with each other using fun props to create a series of photos in a 10 foot x 10 foot studio setting. In about two minutes, images are compiled into a flipbook that mimics motion as the pages are flipped. With the use of green screens, any backdrop can be put in the book.

Photo booths bring a touch of fun to your reception. Guests can select black and white or color photo strips, several poses per session. Photos can also be customized with a logo or graphic, such as a monogram. In 15 seconds photo booths give guests a great keepsake. Or, the photos can be used to help create a picture guest book.

With both items the process is the same as that used by professional photographers, so the photos last. Also, since both photo booths and flipbooks are based on digital photography, all the photos are recorded and electronic files can be provided for your use after the event.

Photo booths vary in style from the large, ‘50s-style enclosed booth to sleeker, more modern designs. Each has its own requirements (electricity, access, etc.) so be sure to check with your venue to determine which type of booth works best for you. The larger, heavier booths work best on ground

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ARRIVE in style Rather than settling for the trusty family car driven by your father or a friend, how about a more elegant beginning to your most important day? Arrange transportation for you, your family, or wedding party to the scene of the festivities. This will leave your own car free for any last minute errands and save traffic hassles, ensuring that you and your gown arrive unscathed. There are a variety of transportation options available to couples today. For those who wish a touch of elegance you can’t go wrong with a traditional limousine, luxury vehicle or classic cars. Make your arrival and departure part of the experience. Horse drawn carriages, pedicabs or riding in on horseback can all make coming and going special. Transportation needs for more than just yourselves. After the ceremony, a limousine can easily and safely transport the wedding party and guests to the reception — party coaches carry 15 people or more. Another nice thing to do for your out-of-town guests is to arrange transportation from the hotel to the wedding and reception and then back again. If you are going to have guests flying in for your wedding, consider hiring a car service to do airport pickups and drop offs. Ask your wedding day limo/car service if they offer a package deal to include it. Be prepared with at least an estimate of how many trips will be needed and for how many people based on your RSVPs. Questions to ask when booking: n

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REGISTRY:

getting everything you need

Bridal registry is an important part of the wedding process. Not only does it ensure you receive the gifts you want, it makes it much easier for those who will be buying the gift. Every giver wants to give a wedding couple a truly memorable and welcomed gift. Today, brides can register at a variety of different stores. In addition to major department and specialty stores, it is also possible to register at more and more discount department stores. Wherever you register, knowing what you want before going to the store helps make the registry process much easier. Many couples become confused when faced with the wide array of possibilities and choices. Here are some guidelines to help you decide on what type of gifts you want to receive. Let’s begin with the dinnerware.

It is often glazed and decorated in bright colors for a pottery look. While not as strong as stoneware, it is still very durable and less expensive than stoneware or china. n Dinnerware

is typically sold in five-piece place settings. Fine china usually includes a dinner plate, dessert/salad plate, bread and butter plate, cup and saucer. In stoneware sets a soup/cereal bowl is usually substituted for the bread and butter plate and a mug replaces the cup and saucer.

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brides register for 12 place settings of fine china and between eight and 12 settings of stoneware. Don’t forget to include the accessory pieces, such as butter dishes, salt and pepper shakers, sugar bowls and other serving pieces. These pieces will help complete your look whether you are setting a formal or casual table.

DINNERWARE First decide what type of dishes you want. Many brides select a formal pattern, usually china, as well as an everyday set of dishes, usually stoneware or earthenware. n China

comes in two types — bone and porcelain. While both types of china are delicate in appearance, they are extremely durable and chip-resistant. Good quality china has a glass-like texture and is actually translucent.

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GLASSWARE There are two basic types of glassware for your table — crystal and glassware. The difference between glass and crystal is that crystal contains a certain percentage of lead, while glass does not. The lead adds weight, clarity and resilience to the glass, as well as a higher cost. n Before

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you are selecting cut crystal, make sure the cuts are sharp and precise. Finally, crystal should be clear and sparkling, with smooth edges and a uniform shape. Fine crystal should have a definite ring when the rim is tapped.

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REGISTRY DOS AND DON’TS water goblets, champagne flutes, sherry and liqueur glasses and brandy snifters. n Barware

refers to crystal or glassware without stems that is used for everyday beverages or cocktails. Most barware includes old-fashioned glasses, highball glasses, juice glasses and Pilsners or beer mugs. A bare basic setting of crystal should include one tumbler or highball glass, a tall glass, a champagne flute and a wineglass.

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couples today are registering for red and white wine glasses. (The red wine glass is fuller and rounder, the white wine glass is more narrow and tapered.)

Be careful what you ask for, you just may get it! China, flatware and pans, oh my! What fun it is strolling around your favorite department store choosing your wedding gifts imagining the dinner parties, holidays, and other occasions when you will put these items to use. Be realistic when choosing what you need. Remember, if you do not ask for what you really need, you will have to pay for it yourself. Here are some solutions to ease you through the registry process. n

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 Don’t keep gifts you really don’t want or need. Many couples think they need a place setting, glassware, and appliances from several different shops, but when the time comes to use all those items, they have way too many. The fact of the matter is you probably won’t use EVERY gift, and you’re really not expected to. Don’t feel bad about making returns. Everyone does it.

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 on’t return gifts one at a time. Wait to take them D back in bulk, after the chaos of the engagement and wedding have subsided. You’ll save yourself time, effort, and, most of all, your sanity.

n

 eep your guests in mind. Register for items in K a variety of price ranges so all of your guests can select something to fit their budget.

n

 ay thank you. Take the time to send thankS you notes for gifts received before the wedding within a few weeks of their arrival. Notes for gifts received on or after the wedding day should be sent within a month of your return from the honeymoon. Be sure to mention the gift by name so your friends and family know how much it meant to have them share in your special day.

FLATWARE The final component in selecting your table registry items is the flatware — your knives, forks, spoons and serving utensils. Flatware generally comes in three types — sterling silver, silverplated and stainless steel. n Sterling

is the most expensive type of flatware, but also the most durable and valuable. A good set of sterling flatware will become a family heirloom for generations to come. Because federal standards imposed on sterling silver are very stringent, it holds its value well.

n Flatware

pieces are considered sterling only if they are 925 parts pure silver. The piece should be stamped “sterling.”

n With

regular use, it is surprisingly easy to maintain. Many people have visions of spending hours polishing the silver. Daily use helps maintain sterling’s luster and shine. Sterling used everyday only needs a light cleaning two or three times a year. Make sure to rotate the pieces to ensure even wear.

n If

you are going to register for sterling silver flatware you should also register for a silver chest to help prevent tarnishing and protect the silver.

n Silverplate

flatware is a metal alloy base coated with a thin layer of 100 percent silver through electroplating. Although silverplate feels different in your hand than sterling, it is still a perfect complement for fine china and will usually last as long as silver.

n For

everyday use, stainless steel is a good choice. It will not tarnish or wear out and it needs no special care. The best quality stainless is 18 percent chromium and 8 percent nickel.

n You

should register for the same number of flatware place settings as you have in china.

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why use a travel agent In a wired society where the world is literally at your fingertips and where online travel sites abound, it is easy to think you can make all your own travel arrangements. In some cases, this can be the worst mistake you can make. Whether it is for your dream destination wedding or your dream honeymoon, a certified, professional travel agent can be your best friend. Why? n Many

online sites represent only a portion of the major airlines, resorts, hotels, etc. For example, many low-cost airlines such as Southwest, Jet Blue, etc., aren’t represented on the major online travel sites. A travel agent/ agency can access all the best deals from all providers, saving you money.

n Travel

agents know the destinations; the facilities; the vendors and the rules and regulations of the place you are dreaming of. They know which local wedding professionals are reliable with the best prices and which aren’t.

n A

travel agent will handle virtually all the arrangements not only for getting you and your wedding party to your destination wedding but also your guests. They will track who has booked, who has called and what everyone’s

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travel details are. They will also handle all the details of your actual wedding, acting as your destination wedding consultant.

n They

don’t rely on online photos; they visit the locations and facilities. They know if the location, facilities and service are everything the brochure promised because they’ve been there themselves!

n The

same is true if you are only seeking to book your honeymoon. A travel agent will have access to the best prices, the best packages and information on the best locations.

n Using

a travel agent will NOT cost you more money than booking the trip on your own. Travel agencies make their money off the commissions paid by the suppliers, not their customers.

n Travel

agents provide service before, during and after your trip.

Wedding and honeymoon planning can be stressful on its own. If those plans include travel, it can be even more so. Save yourself time and money. Hire a professional!


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checklist

Traditionally, after a decision has been made regarding your honey­moon, the groom coordinates and completes the arrangements. Be sure to budget in the cost of your honeymoon. Some of the following items may be included in a package price.

Airfare

$ _____________________

Tips & Gratuities

$ _____________________

Ground Transportation

$ _____________________

Sight-seeing

$ _____________________

Hotel or Lodge

$ _____________________

Shopping

$ _____________________

Food & Beverage

$ _____________________

Total

$ _____________________

Destination____________________________________ Departure_____________________________________ Airline_________________ Flight No.______________ Cruiseline, Ship__________ Cabin No.______________ Resort/Hotel____________ Phone_________________ Travel Agent/Agency____________________________ Phone________________________________________

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buying your NEW HOME TOGETHER When trying to decide whether to rent or buy…remember the advantages of buying. A home can be an important factor in building a solid financial foundation for your marriage.

To begin your home search, start with a loan officer at a reputable mortgage company or bank. Look for someone who can work with clients with very good credit as well as those with not-so-good credit. There are three credit bureaus and the mortgage industry uses the middle score of the three to qualify you for a loan.

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Your once-a-month payment is no longer cash flowing into someone else’s pocket. For example, if you pay $600 rent per month, that is $7,200 in rent per year and that equals $72,000 if you have been renting for 10 years. You could have owned your own home by now. With each mortgage payment, you are “buying” something tangible, building equity. The longer you own your home, the larger your equity.

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bills and see what the maximum price of home you can afford. There are three kinds of loans: VA loans for military buyers; FHA loans for first time home buyers and conventional loans. In addition to a loan officer you are going to want to find a real estate agent to help find your home. A real estate agent you chose should have access to the Multiple Listing Service which will help you locate a home as per your requirements, such as number of bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage, size of lot, location, etc.

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Your real estate agent should also be able to guide you through every step of the process from placing your bid on a home to all the appraisals and inspections required. You are also going to want to find an insurance agent to handle the homeowners’ insurance policy to cover the home against hazard, fire, theft, water, mold, etc. Usually you get a better quote when you combine your home and car insurance under one umbrella. You can also include your life insurance so that if anything happens to you the home loan is paid off.

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Finally, when planning your future make sure it includes a financial planner. Your financial planner can evaluate how much you need to save for retirement to accumulate wealth, savings for children’s education and an emergency account. Nearly every young couple has the problem of arranging financing for their first home. The following are several methods that may be available to you. REGISTRY/GIFTS: A new trend in home financing is a registry system. You can register a “down payment” account where friends and relatives can donate to your down payment for a home as a wedding gift. LOANS: You may borrow your down payment as long as it is a secured loan (such as a car, furniture, etc.). CO-INVESTMENT: Parents can join in a home purchase as tenants in common. Parents make the down-payment; you make the monthly payments as rent. Both share, eventually, in the capital gain from an appreciation at the time of sale. OUTRIGHT INVESTMENT: Parents purchase in their own name, rent to the couple, with an option to purchase, at cost, in the future. Remember, whether it’s wood or brick, a townhome, condominium or a single-family dwelling, one thing is very certain about the first home you and your groom purchase, it is a symbol of your commitment to each other… and it represents the independence and freedom of choice you have exercised in beginning now to build the financial foundation of your marriage.

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THE timetable Careful planning will enable you to truly enjoy every moment of your wedding day. Arrangements for a large formal wedding should ideally begin at least 8–12 months in advance; however, many beautiful weddings are put together in considerably less time. The important thing is to follow a timetable; read the articles in this guide; and let your contracted suppliers help you. Share the planning duties with your fiancé, your families, and your attendants — much of the fun is doing it together!

Order save-the-date cards, invitations, programs, napkins, etc.

STATIONER

DEL. DATE

__________________________________________________

____________________ PHONE _________________________

Send save-the-date cards. Prepare and print map to include with invitations. Set aside hotel rooms for out-of-town guests.

4 12 2 Buy wedding rings; order engraving.

TWO TO FOUR MONTHS Reserve rental items.

SIX TO TWELVE MONTHS

Arrange rehearsal dinner. _______________

Decide type of wedding.

formal

semi-formal

PHONE

________________

Shop for trousseau and apparel for honeymoon; prenuptial parties.

Decide budget; discuss sharing of expenses.

Reserve limousine, carriage, trolley, or coach transportation.

informal

Select wedding coordinator.

Address wedding invitations; consider professional calligrapher.

Choose location of ceremony.

Review florists arrangements, finalize order.

Review and finalize décor.

___________________________ PHONE _________________________ Discuss alternative dates with clergy or officiator.

Buy attendants’ gifts and your gifts for each other.

Decide size of wedding party, choose attendants.

Experiment with hairstyles and makeup changes.

Select gown style and accessories.

Buy bride’s and attendants’ shoes—send to dyer, if necessary.

SHOP_______________________ PHONE

Select attendants’ apparel.

SHOP_______________________ PHONE

Choose reception facility.

Order wedding and groom’s cakes.

_________________________

_________________________

ONE TO TWO MONTHS

Schedule appointments for hair stylist, facial, manicure, massage. Invite wedding party and guests to rehearsal dinner.

___________________________ PHONE _________________________ Select caterer. (see article)

Mail invitations four to six weeks before wedding.

Call all your contacted services to confirm arrangements.

___________________________ PHONE _________________________ Plan details of reception. (see article)

Final bridal fitting. DATE _______________________ TIME ____________

Select photographer. (see article)

Final attendants’ fittings.

___________________________ PHONE _________________________ Select videographer. (see article)

___________________________ PHONE _________________________

DETAILS

____________________________________________________

TWO WEEKS

weeks

Review reception seating and order place cards.

Confirm out-of-town guests lodging with reserved hotels.

Select florist/decorator. (see article)

____________

Arrange bridemaids’ brunch or luncheon.

_________________________

Select music for reception. (see article)

TIME

2 week! 6 1

DATE _______________________ PHONE

_________________

Select ceremony accessories.

Have engagement photos taken.

DATE

Confirm honeymoon trip reservations.

___________________________ PHONE _________________________

___________________________ PHONE _________________________

Confirm wedding party transportation and arrival times.

Compile invitation list.

Record gifts as you receive them; write thank you notes.

Discuss gown colors and styles with mothers of bride & groom.

Arrange for gown cleaning and bouquet preservation after wedding. Buy marriage license.

FOUR TO SIX MONTHS

ONE TO TWO WEEKS

Select men’s formal wear; order.

___________________________ PHONE _________________________

Final consultations with wedding professionals.

Select ceremony musicians and music.

___________________________ PHONE _________________________

TRAVEL AGENT

________________ PHONE _________________________

Relax the day before; keep personal appointments;

Register gift preferences with one or more bridal registries. REGISTRIES:

_______________ , ________________ , ________________

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Make a wedding day itinerary and give everyone copies at rehearsal dinner.

Decide on new living arrangement: renting or buying?

Give final guest count to reception facility and caterer.

Remind men to pick up formal wear and shoes. Check for fit.

Make honeymoon plans.

Pick up wedding rings, check engravings and sizings.

finish honeymoon packing.

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EVENT information ENGAGEMENT PARTY

CEREMONY REHEARSAL

Date:_ _________________________ Time:_________________________

Date:_ _________________________ Time:_________________________

Location:_____________________________________________________

Location:_____________________________________________________

Host/Contact:___________________ Phone:________________________

Host/Contact:___________________ Phone:________________________

Email:________________________________________________________

Email:________________________________________________________

BRIDAL SHOWER

REHEARSAL DINNER

Date:_ _________________________ Time:_________________________

Date:_ _________________________ Time:_________________________

Location:_____________________________________________________

Location:_____________________________________________________

Host/Contact:___________________ Phone:________________________

Host/Contact:___________________ Phone:________________________

Email:________________________________________________________

Email:________________________________________________________

BACHELOR PARTY

CEREMONY

Date:_ _________________________ Time:_________________________

Date:_ _________________________ Time:_________________________

Location:_____________________________________________________

Location:_____________________________________________________

Host/Contact:___________________ Phone:________________________

Host/Contact:___________________ Phone:________________________

Email:________________________________________________________

Email:________________________________________________________

BACHELORETTE PARTY

RECEPTION

Date:_ _________________________ Time:_________________________

Date:_ _________________________ Time:_________________________

Location:_____________________________________________________

Location:_____________________________________________________

Host/Contact:___________________ Phone:________________________

Host/Contact:___________________ Phone:________________________

Email:________________________________________________________

Email:________________________________________________________

NOTES ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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FINANCIAL obligations Tradition… a weighty word. In terms of wedding expenses, it once dictated that the bride’s family handled all the nuptial expenses. The changing scheme of society has made it possible for some ironclad traditions to loosen their grip a bit, and that certainly includes wedding costs. Probably the most useful approach for you, your groom, and your respective families to consider when you draw up the wedding budget is to be communicative, realistic, and courteous. Following is the traditional division of nuptial expenses. However, there are times when tradition bows to practicality. The question of who pays for what really boils down to who is most willing and able. Today, many couples pay for the wedding themselves. Often families will contribute a set amount to the couple to be spent as needed.

Boutonnieres for all men in wedding party. Mothers’ and grandmothers’ corsages. Gloves, ties, or ascots for men in ­wedding party. Lodging for out-of-town attendants (optional). Fee for clergy or judge. Honeymoon. Bachelor’s dinner (optional — may be assumed by best man and ushers). Gift for parents.

GROOM’S FAMILY

There are many other expenses they may wish to assume which

or other facility, organist or soloist fees, aisle carpets, huppah, altar flowers and pew markers, and any additional decorating costs.

Transportation for bridal party to ­ceremony and reception.

Bridal bouquet and going-away corsage.

Shipment of wedding gifts to the bridal couple’s new home.

Entire cost of the ceremony including: rental of sanctuary, chapel

Bridesmaids’ bouquets.

Gifts for best man, groomsmen, and ­ushers.

Their travel expenses and hotel bills.

bartenders and waiters.

Engagement and wedding photographs.

Marriage license.

Rehearsal dinner.

beverages, flowers, decorations, music, and gratuities for the

Invitations, announcements and postage.

Bride’s engagement and wedding rings.

Wedding gift for the newlyweds.

Entire cost of the reception including: food, wedding cake,

Bride’s wedding attire and trousseau.

Wedding gift for the bride.

Their wedding attire.

BRIDE’S FAMILY

Wedding gift for newlyweds.

GROOM

are optional.

ATTENDANTS AND GROOMSMEN Wedding attire selected by the bride. Travel expenses and lodging. Parties for the bride and groom. Wedding gift for the couple.

Wedding consultant. Welcome party for out-of-town guests.

BRIDE Wedding gift for the groom. Wedding ring for the groom. Gifts for the bride’s attendants. Lodging for her out-of-town attendants (optional). Bridesmaids’ luncheon. Gift for parents.

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BUDGET worksheet The following information and worksheets are designed to help you anticipate the expenses associated with planning your wedding. To establish a budget first is very important to avoid disappointments and disagreements.

spent on those services. Be mindful that these are averages only. Remember these are averages designed only to help you in the initial stages of your planning. *Totals may exceed 100%

The reception is the single largest expense — and can be controlled by the number of guests invited. You will find for many categories a range of the overall budget typically

BUDGETED COST

CONSULTANT (10%)

ACTUAL COST

BUDGETED COST

ACTUAL COST

RECEPTION (40-50%) Site rental

ATTIRE & BEAUTY (8-11%)

Caterer/food

Bridal gown Wedding cake & groom’s cake Headpiece/veil Beverages (wine/beer/liquor) Alterations Champagne Shoes Favors Undergarments Decorations (other than flowers) Jewelry Accessories Hair & makeup Groom’s tuxedo/shoes/accessories

Rental supplies (linens, china, tables, chairs) Additional services (servers, bartenders, valet parking) Taxes and gratuities

Bride’s wedding band Groom’s wedding band

STATIONERY (2-4%) Invitations

CEREMONY (3-5%)

Announcements

Church/ceremony site

Response cards

Officiant

Thank-you notes

Organist

Ceremony programs

Musicians/soloist

Calligraphy/addressing

Marriage license

Postage Printed napkins Guest book & pen Other

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ACTUAL COST

BUDGETED COST

PHOTOGRAPHY (8-10%)

FLOWERS — RECEPTION (4-6%)

Engagement photo

Cake table

Formal portrait

Buffet table

Wedding album & photos Parents’ albums Extra prints Photographer’s fee Other

VIDEOGRAPHY (2-5%)

ACTUAL COST

Head table(s) Centerpieces for other tables Decorating Helpers/special guests Toss bouquet Other

Ceremony

MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT (4-6%) Reception Ceremony Extra copies of video DJ Other Live band

REHEARSAL DINNER (25 GUESTS) Site rental

TRANSPORTATION (1-2%) Limousine/carriage

Food/caterer Other Beverages (wine/beer/liquor) Other

GIFTS & FAVORS (1-2%) Attendants’ gifts

FLOWERS — CEREMONY (2-4%) Altar/huppah Pew markers Bride’s bouquet

Parents’ gifts Wedding favors Tips for services

Bride’s bouquet preservation

HONEYMOON (8-10%) Attendant’s bouquets

Transportation

Mothers’ & grandmothers’ corsages Accommodations Boutonnieres (groom, groomsmen, fathers)

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CEREMONY SITE comparison

QUESTIONS

SITE ONE

SITE TWO

QUESTIONS

SITE ONE

Site name

Capacity (min. and max.)

Website/email

Denomination of site

Address

Officiant available? Cost?

Phone number

Allow outside officiants?

Contact name

Flower restrictions

Dates and times available

Photo/video restrictions

Ceremony site fee

Music restrictions

Fee includes:

Other restrictions

Payment policy

On-site parking available

Cancellation policy

Handicapped accessible

Liability insurance required?

Security deposit required?

CEREMONY readings

WHEN

SOURCE

SELECTION

READ BY

chart

SITE TWO

CEREMONY music

WHEN

SOURCE

SELECTION

READ BY

Prelude Prelude Prelude Processional Bride’s Processional Ceremony Ceremony Ceremony Recessional Postlude

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RECEPTION SITE comparison

QUESTIONS

Site name

Website/email

Address

Phone number

SITE ONE

chart

SITE TWO

1

SITE THREE

SITE FOUR

3

Contact name

Dates and times available

Site fee

Fee includes:

Payment policy

Cancellation Policy

Liability insurance required?

Capacity (min. and max.)

Flower/decor restrictions

Photo/video restrictions

Music restrictions

2

Other restrictions

On-site parking available

Handicapped accessible

Security deposit required?

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RECORD OF payments DATE

PAYMENT MADE TO

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FINAL DATE TOTAL DUE

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APPAREL checklist BRIDAL GOWN Bridal Shop:

Contact:

Phone:

Style #:

Size:

Price:

Description: Date Ordered: 1st Fitting:

Date Promised: 2nd Fitting:

Date Ready:

Headpiece:

Price:

Date Ready:

Undergarments:

Price:

Date Ready:

Shoes:

Size:

Jewelry:

Price:

Date Ready:

Other:

Price:

Date Ready:

Bridal Shop:

Contact:

Phone:

Dress Description:

Style #:

Price:

Shoe Description:

Style #:

Price:

BRIDAL ACCESSORIES

Price:

Date Ready:

BRIDESMAID DRESSES

Date Ordered:

Date Promised:

Attendant’s Name:

Dress Size:

Shoe Size:

Attendant’s Name:

Dress Size:

Shoe Size:

Attendant’s Name:

Dress Size:

Shoe Size:

Attendant’s Name:

Dress Size:

Shoe Size:

Attendant’s Name:

Dress Size:

Shoe Size:

Attendant’s Name:

Dress Size:

Shoe Size:

Flower Girl’s Name:

Dress Size:

Shoe Size:

Dress Description:

Style #:

Price:

Shoe Description:

Style #:

Price:

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FLOWER comparison

chart

ESTIMATE A

ESTIMATE B

Floral Shop: ____________________________________

Floral Shop: ____________________________________

Contact:_______________ Phone:_________________

Contact:_______________ Phone:_________________

NUMBER

UNIT COST

TOTAL COST

NUMBER

UNIT COST

TOTAL COST

Bride’s bouquet

Bride’s toss bouquet

Maid (Matron) of Honor’s

bouquet

Bridesmaids’ bouquets

Flower Girl’s bouquet or basket

Floral headpieces

Hostesses’ flowers

Mothers’ corsages

(and Grandmothers’)

Groom’s boutonniere

Fathers’ boutonniere

Best Man’s boutonniere

Ushers’ boutonnieres

Ring Bearer’s pillow

Altar or huppah flowers

Aisle or pew decorations

Reception flowers

Head/guest table centerpieces

Cake/buffet table decorations

Misc. (aisle runner, candles)

TOTAL

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THE BRIDE’S checklist The smallest forgotten detail can often create the biggest headache. Two weeks before the wedding, as well as the day before, simply review this list to ensure that you have not overlooked any of these easy-to-forget items. WEDDING DAY APPAREL Gown pick-up and pressing

WEDDING DAY ACCESSORIES

Sewing kit: matching thread,

Fingernail polish: color to match

safety pins and scissors

nails, clear to stop nylon runs

Guest book and pen

Makeup

Extra hosiery for bride

Ring pillow

Skin cleanser, moisturizer and

Handiwipes, Kleenex

makeup remover

Cake knife and server

Portable iron or steamer

Toasting flutes/goblets

Lotion

Anti-cling spray

Favors

Deodorant

Tape

Other _____________________

Toothbrush, toothpaste and

Extra cash, coins and bills

mouthwash

EMERGENCY KIT

Antacid

A list of phone numbers of

Breathmints

bridal party and vendors

Stain Remover

LAST BUT NOT LEAST Marriage license

Hair styling items: hair dryer,

Shoes

Hosiery

Bra

Jewelry

new, something borrowed, and

comb, brush, hand mirror,

Slip/Petticoat

Garter

something blue

hairspray, bobby pins

Something old, something

Groom’s ring

curlers, curling iron, flat iron,

NAME CHANGE checklist Today’s bride has the choice of keeping her maiden name, taking her husband’s name, or hyphenating. For example, women who have established a professional career using their maiden name may choose to continue legally using that name.

Clerk’s office. See “Obtaining a Marriage License” in The First Steps section of The Wedding Guide for more information on the process of obtaining a wedding license and certificate.

AFTER THE WEDDING — THE BIG THREE Get a new Social Security card — go to www.ssa.gov for information

It also is possible for a woman to socially use her maiden name at work and at career-related functions, yet legally take her husband’s surname. Hyphenating the surname, whether it is a husband-wife name (Smith-Jones) or wifehusband (Jones-Smith), is yet another option. You can pursue any of these options, however for any legal name change, (rather than just a social one), you should make sure that all of your important documents reflect that change.

and forms. Don’t be fooled by those online companies that will “help” you for a fee — this is a free service. Get a new driver’s license. Visit your closest Department of Public Safety office, and bring a certified U.S. marriage certificate, your old Texas driver’s license and your Social Security card (either old or new will work). A name change must be done within 30 days from the date of marriage. For more information and to locate the DPS office nearest to you, visit www.txdps.state.tx.us Get a new passport. Visit http://travel.state.gov/for information.

Regardless of which option you choose, couples who want to alter their names legally in any way should address this matter immediately upon returning from the honeymoon. BEFORE THE WEDDING

Change name on all additional paperwork (see suggested checklist below.)

NAME CHANGE CHECKLIST Auto registration

Payroll

Tell your employer what your new name will be — they can start

Bank accounts

Post office/mail address

changing company email, phone lists and business cards.

Car insurance

Property title

Credit cards

Savings accounts

Credit reporting agency

Stock certificates

Deeds

Utilities

Doctor/dental records

Voter registration

Tell family and friends — in case anyone is planning to give you a monogrammed gift. Make honeymoon reservations in your current, pre-wedding legal name — your tickets must match your current ID, and you won’t be

Employee records

Wills — yours, your husband’s

Internal revenue service

and any others you may be

because you will need the wedding certificate. The paperwork for your

Life/health insurance policy

listed on should be updated.

marriage license should be started before the wedding at the County

Memberships

able to get a new passport or driver’s license until after the wedding

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THE GROOM’S checklist

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Today’s grooms are much more involved in the overall

Send change of address information to post office (if applicable).

wedding planning than grooms of past. By assuming more

Double check attire and confirm size reservations have been made

responsibility most grooms see the reward in a calmer,

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happier bride-to-be. Here is a checklist to help you assist your lovely bride. SIX TO TWELVE MONTHS

for all groomsmen.

ONE WEEK AHEAD

weeks

1

Confirm time/place of rehearsal, rehearsal dinner and wedding with attendants.

week!

Select and purchase bride’s rings (if not yet selected).

Pack for honeymoon.

Discuss division of financial obligations with fiancée and parents.

Get your going away clothes ready so you can change right after

Determine budget, date and number of guests with fiancée.

the reception.

Choose and secure reception location. Choose and book officiant

1

DAY BEFORE WEDDING

Choose your best man & ushers (one per every 50 guests).

Rehearsal and rehearsal dinner.

Start planning your honeymoon.

Present gifts to attendants.

Start compiling your guest list.

Confirm pick up times with limousine and/or other transportation.

Arrange to pay for bride’s bouquet, boutonnieres and corsages.

Explain special seating arrangements for family and guests to your

Check passports & visas.

6

Make reservations for honeymoon: buy tickets.

Consult with fiancée and arrange lodging for out-of-town guests and attendants.

Reserve limousine or special transportation for bridal party. Reserve special transportation to ceremony and reception for out-oftown guests.

4

FOUR TO SIX MONTHS AHEAD

head usher.

Pick up formalwear.

DAY OF WEDDING

Give best man the officiant’s fee, as well as other fees to be paid, i.e., DJ, limousine, etc., in sealed envelopes for delivery.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: ____________________________________________________________

Select and order formalwear for yourself and men in wedding party. Book room for wedding night. Find a new place to live.

Start planning rehearsal dinner with parents.

____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________

TWO TO FOUR MONTHS AHEAD Confirm rehearsal dinner arrangements.

____________________________________________________________

Select your gift for the bride and gifts for your groomsmen.

2

Review checklist items above to confirm completion of each detail.

ONE TO TWO MONTHS AHEAD

Confirm reservations for rehearsal dinner.

____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________

Pick up wedding rings and check engraving. Help fiancée with thank-you notes.

Set a date with your fiancée to get the marriage license; have lunch afterwards. (Licenses are valid for 90 days.)

TWO WEEKS AHEAD

Confirm honeymoon details; tickets, reservations, passports and rentals.

____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________

Arrange to begin moving belongings to new home. Give or attend bachelor party or dinner. Schedule hair cut/styling appointment.

____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________

Arrange with best man for transportation from reception to airport or hotel.

____________________________________________________________

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PHOTOGRAPHY checklist Your wedding memories are going to last a lifetime with

Photographer: ________________________________________________

proper attention to photographic details. Capturing the Phone: ______________________________________________________

special groupings, events and guests requires careful thought and planning. Many photographers offer package plans or will tailor one to suit your budget and will provide digital images and release so you can do your own

Budgeted cost: _______________________________________________ Photos due by: _______________________________________________

prints. Allow the following list to guide your individual photography needs:

Formal portraits: Date: ______________ Appointment: ______________

Bride dressing for ceremony

Formal bride and groom together

Bride full-length solo

Newlyweds and parents

Bride with parents

Newlyweds and entire bridal party

Bride with mother/father separately

Close-ups of bride’s and groom’s hands clasped together

Bride with grandparents

Bride or groom alone with new stepchildren

Bride with sisters/brothers Bride with maid of honor

Receiving line — guests and bridal party

Bride with attendants

Cake table

Bride with ring bearer, flower girl

Sweetheart table

Garter being put on

Bride and groom cutting/feeding each other cake Best Man and Maid of Honor toasting newlyweds

Groom full-length solo

Newlyweds toasting each other

Groom with parents

Musicians

Groom with mother/father separately

Newlyweds’ first dance

Groom with grandparents

Father/Bride; Mother/Son dance

Groom with sisters/brothers

Guests dancing

Groom with best man

Bride tossing bouquet

Groom with groomsmen

Groom removing garter Groom tossing garter

Groom, bride’s parents being seated for ceremony

Guests during couple’s exit

Bridesmaids walking down aisle

Newlyweds getting into limousine or car

Flower girl, ring bearer walking down aisle Bride and father approaching altar or canopy

Post-reception party

Bride’s father giving her hand to groom

__________________________________________________________

Exchanging of vows Exchanging of rings First kiss Recessional

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RECEPTION checklist The checklist below should help you confirm all your reception needs as they are finalized.

NEED

VENDOR CONTACT/PHONE

NEED

Staff

Catering service

Head table

Bar

# of guest tables

Bartender

Cake table

Decorations

Linens

Clean up

China

Champagne toast

Stemware

Valet parking

Glassware

Taxes & gratuity

Flowers

Receiving line area

Cake

Wedding coordinator

Cake cutting charge

Head count deadline

Stage

Menu selection deadline

Sound system

Deposit deadline

Piano

Final payment deadline

VENDOR CONTACT/PHONE

Guest book table

Gift table

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RECEPTION

sequence of events 7. THE TRADITIONAL FIRST DANCE

Take note of the order and timing of the following events.

Song requested: __________________________________________

1. BEFORE THE BRIDE & GROOM ARRIVE

8. THE CAKE CUTTING

Background music plays, refreshments, a gift table, the guestbook (from the ­ceremony) and decorations await the guests.

The newlyweds feed simultaneously or one-at-a-time.

2. THE FORMAL INTRODUCTION

9. THE BOUQUET TOSS

(Bride & Groom and/or Wedding Party). Review names with

All single ladies are assembled to the dance floor. Bride throws

announcer. Know where you are to go upon entrance. Don’t enter

bouquet. The one who catches is thought to be the next to marry.

until you are certain the ­announcer knows you are entering.

10. THE GARTER TOSS 3. THE RECEIVING LINE

Single men are assembled to the dance floor. Groom removes garter

After your introductions, you may wish for time with guests.

from the bride’s leg. The Groom throws the garter. The one who catches is thought to be the next to marry.

4. THE TOAST TO THE BRIDE & GROOM

11. THE MONEY DANCE

To be given by the best man. Make sure the best man is aware of his ­responsibilities.

This is optional and a way to help couples financially on their honeymoon.

5. THE INVOCATION Following the toasts, you may wish to have someone offer a blessing

Things to remember: ___________________________________________

for the meal. Name of person: _______________________________ ____________________________________________________________

6. THE MEAL SERVICE ____________________________________________________________ (Buffet or formal). Background music continues. The wedding party ____________________________________________________________

and families should be served first.

RECEIVING lines The bride’s father, groom’s father and groomsmen are mingling with guests.

TRADITIONAL/FORMAL

Guests

Bride’s Mother

Groom’s Mother

Bride

Groom

Maid of Honor

Bridesmaids (optional)

Groomsmen are mingling with guests.

TRADITIONAL/MODIFIED

Guests

Bride’s Mother

Bride’s Father

Groom’s Mother

Groom’s Father

Bride

Groom

Maid of Honor

SEMI-FORMAL

Bridesmaids

All attendants are mingling with guests. Guests

Bride’s Mother

Bride’s Father

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Groom

Groom’s Mother

Groom’s Father

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The Allan House 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 225 13 1104 San Antonio St. (512) 478-8653 www.allanhouse.com The Allen Farmhaus 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 350 2606 FM 758, New Braunfels (830) 358-3333 www.theallenfarmhaus.com

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Angel Springs Events 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 200 1500 CR 267, Georgetown Toll Free (866) 771-1500 www.angelspringsevents.com

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Antebellum Oaks 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 200 14913 Murfin Rd. (512) 423-0372 www.antebellumoaksvenue.com

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Austin Party Cruises 3 B 3 3 140 3 2215 Westlake Dr., #105 (512) 328-9887 www.austinpartycruises.com

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Avery Ranch Golf Club 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 200 10500 Avery Club Dr. (512) 826-1756 www.averyranchgolf.com

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Be Our Guest Venue 176 Cedar Creek Circle, Cedar Creek (512) 350-4742 www.BeOurGuestVenue.com

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Blanton Museum of Art 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (512) 471-8698 www.BlantonMuseum.org

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3 I 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 275 Brodie Homestead 5211 Brodie Lane (512) 439-2981 www.brodiehomestead.com

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Capital Cruises 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 120 208 Barton Springs Rd. (512) 480-9264 www.capitalcruises.com/weddings1

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Celebrino Event Center 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 500 51 CR 107, Georgetown (512) 221-5949 www.celebrinoeventcenter.com

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Charles Johnson House 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 350 404 Atlanta St. (512) 767-0788 www.travispost76.org

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The County Line 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 200 6500 W. Bee Cave Rd. • (512) 327-1742 5204 FM 2222 • (512) 346-3664 www.countyline.com

93

Courtyard & Residence Inn by 3 I 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 180 Marriott Austin Downtown 300 East 4th St. (512) 691-9225 www.hotelaustindowntown.com

59

500 Crowne Plaza Hotel Austin 3 I 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 6121 N. IH-35 (512) 323-5466 www.crowneplaza.com/austincentral

35

3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 400 Deep in the Heart Farms 8351 Hwy. 105, Brenham (713) 817-6317 www.DeepInTheHeartFarms.com

119

DoubleTree by Hilton Austin 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 700 6505 N. Interstate 35 (512) 454-3737 www.austin.doubletree.com

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3 I DoubleTree by Hilton Austin Northwest 8901 Business Park Dr. (512) 634-3209 www.AustinNorthwestArboretum.Doubletree.com

350

102

Enchanted Ranch 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 300 1300 Scull Rd., San Marcos (830) 351-8886 www.MyEnchantedRanch.com

89

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Marcos Hotel & Conference Center & Spa 1001 E. McCarty Ln., San Marcos (512) 805-5327 www.SanMarcos.EmbassySuites.com

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Events at Cedar Bend 138 Hunters Chase, Cedar Creek (512) 468-3613 www.EventsAtCedarBend.com

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100

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3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 The Golf Club Star Ranch 250 2500 FM 685, Hutto (512) 252-4653 ext. 8 www.starrancheventcenter.com

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Freda’s Seafood Grille 10903 Pecan Park Blvd. (512) 506-8700 www.fredasaustin.com

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Granberry Hills Event Facility 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 350 6390 Granberry (210) 590-8067 www.granberryhills.com

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The Highball 1120 S. Lamar Blvd. (512) 861-7084 www.TheHighball.com/Private-Events/

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HighPointe Estate 5555 CR 258, Liberty Hill (512) 636-9200 www.HighPointeEstate.com

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3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 The Hills of Lakeway Country Club 220 26 Club Estates Pkwy. (512) 261-7200 www.thehillscc.com

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3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 500 The Homestead 208 Old Potato Rd., Paige (402) 871-5881 www.TheHomesteadAtOldPotatoRoad.com

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Hotel Granduca Austin 320 S. Capital of Texas Hwy (512) 306-6421 www.granducaaustin.com/weddings

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Hotel Indigo 810 Red River Street (737) 203-9082 www.HotelIndigo.com/austindtwntx

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3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 150 House on the Hill 319 Addie Roy Rd. (512) 327-5377 www.houseonthehillaustin.com

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Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 800 575 Hyatt Lost Pines Rd., Lost Pines (512) 308-1234 LostPines.Regency.Hyatt.com

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Iron Cactus 606 Trinity St. (512) 692-8059 www.ironcactus.com

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3

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JL Bar Ranch, Resort & Spa 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 500 3500 Private Rd. 2254, Sonora Toll Free (855) 414-3337 www.JLBar.com

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La Bonne Vie Ranch 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 175 1827 Pfiester Rd., Fredericksburg (210) 651-2506 www.LaBonneVieRanch.com

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McKinney Roughs Nature Park 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 150 1884 Hwy 71 West, Cedar Creek (512) 303-5073 www.lcra.org/parks

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Memory Lane Event Center 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 250 403 KC Memory Lane, Dripping Springs (512) 894-0700 www.memorylaneweddings.com

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Messina Inn 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 225 1000 Cypress Creek Lane, Wimberley (512) 847-6000 www.messinainntx.com

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The Oasis on Lake Travis 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 200 6550 Comanche Trail (512) 266-9242 www.oasis-austin.com

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Onion Creek Club 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 350 3 2510 Onion Creek Pkwy. (512) 383-2004 www.onioncreekclub.com

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Pecan Grove 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 18550 FM 1826, Driftwood (512) 894-3117 www.SaltLickBBQ.com/Venues/

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Phillips Event Center 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 400 8140 Exchange Dr. (512) 982-9187 www.phillipseventcenter.com

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Plum Creek Golf Course 3 I 3 3 3 3 3 4301 Benner, Kyle (512) 262-5555 www.PlumCreekGolf.com

250

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The Ranch House at Teravista 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 175 4333 Teravista Club Dr., Round Rock (512) 826-1756 www.teravistagolf.com

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Red Corral Ranch 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 200 505 Red Corral Ranch Rd., Wimberley (830) 833-0206 www.RedCorralRanchEvents.com

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Reunion Ranch 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 600 850 CR 255, Georgetown (512) 515-6200 www.reunionranch1.com

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River Place Country Club 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 300 4207 River Place Blvd. (512) 346-1114 ext. 3904 www.riverplaceclub.com

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Shirley Bird Perry Ballroom @ Texas Union Hall I 3 3 3 3 3 3 600 2247 Guadalupe (512) 475-6677 www.universityunionscatering.com

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Sterling Event Center 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 300 6134 E. Hwy 290 (512) 261-0142 www.SterlingEventsAustin.com

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Sterling Events at Skyline Ballroom 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 500 6134 E. Hwy 290 (512) 261-0142 www.SterlingEventsAustin.com

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The Terrace Club 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 300 OBC 2600 Hwy. 290 East, Dripping Springs (512) 894-4009 www.theterraceclub.com TerrAdorna 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 200 10900 Hibbs Lane, Manor (512) 585-9105 www.terradorna.com

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The Texas Federation of 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 300 Women’s Club Mansion 2312 San Gabriel (512) 476-5845 www.themansion.info

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3 B 3 3 3 3 150 Texas Hill Country Venue Bandera (210) 288-8013 www.TexasHillCountryVenue.com

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Texas Old Town 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 350 1205 Roland Lane, Kyle (512) 396-1800 www.texasoldtown.com

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Thistlewood Manor & Gardens 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 200 1520 Roland Ln., Kyle (512) 268-1900 www.thistlewoodmanor.com

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Thurman’s Mansion 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 150 17900 FM 1826, Driftwood (512) 894-3117 www.SaltLickBBQ.com/Venues/

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Trudy’s 3 3 3 3 3 3 B Multiple locations (512) 633-0586 www.trudys.com

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Twin Creeks Country Club 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 200 3201 Twin Creeks Club Dr., Cedar Park (512) 250-3956 www.twincreeksclub.com

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Uncle Julio’s 3 3 3 3 3 3 I 500 301 Brazos St. #150 (512) 518-2100 www.unclejulios.com/austin

155

Vintage Villas Hotel & Events 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 300 4209 Eck Lane (512) 220-0185 www.vintagevillas.com

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The Vista on Seward Hill 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 200 6414 West Bee Cave Rd. (512) 327-3843 www.thevistaonsewardhill.com

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Yellow House Bed & Breakfast 2290 FM 2268, Salado (254) 444-0404 www.YellowHouseBandB.com

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Antler Oaks Lodge 3 B 3 3 3 3 350 3862 State Hwy. 16 North, Bandera (830) 796-8111 www.antleroakslodge.com

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Bavarian Halle at Schlitterbahn Resort 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 212 West Austin St., New Braunfels (830) 625-2351 www.Schlitterbahn.com/home/new-braunfels/event-planning

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Blanca’s Reception Hall 6868 Ingram Rd. (210) 663-6570 www.blancasreceptionhall.com

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Blanco BBQ 3 3 3 3 100 13259 Blanco Rd. (210) 251-2602 www.blancobbq.com

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The Briar’s Suite at Pat O’Brien’s 3 I 3 3 3 3 3 85 121 Alamo Plaza (210) 212-3957 www.thegrandpromenade.com

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The Club at Sonterra 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 300 901 Sonterra Blvd. (210) 496-1560 www.clubatsonterra.com

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140 The County Line Barbeque 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 IH-10 W. • (210) 641-1998 Riverwalk • (210) 229-1941 www.countyline.com

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Emporium By Yarlen 3 I 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 600 2218 E. Chavaneaux Rd. (210) 627-9800 www.emporiumbyyarlen.com

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Floresville Event Center 600 Hwy 97 W, Floresville (830) 393-7070 www.Floresvilletx.gov/Community/Event-Center/

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Gardens at Old Town Helotes 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 200 15060 Antonio Dr., Helotes (210) 695-4777 www.gardensatoldtown.com

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350 Granberry Hills Event Facility 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 6390 Granberry (210) 590-8067 www.granberryhills.com

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300 The Grand Promenade at Pat O’Brien’s 3 I 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 113 Alamo Plaza (210) 212-3957 www.thegrandpromenade.com

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Hard Rock Café 3 B 3 3 3 3 111 W. Crockett St. (210) 800-8247 www.Hardrock.com/Cafes/San-Antonio/

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400 Hilton Palacio del Rio 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 200 South Alamo St. (210) 224-3393 www.PalaciodelRio.Hilton.com

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300 Holiday Inn Riverwalk 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 217 N. St. Mary’s St. (210) 272-1519 www.hiriverwalk.com

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Hotel Contessa Luxury Suites on the Riverwalk 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 306 W. Market St. (210) 298-8048 www.TheHotelContessa.com

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Jack Guenther Pavilion at 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 400 the Briscoe Art Museum 210 W. Market St. (210) 507-4849 www.briscoepavilion.com

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JL Bar Ranch, Resort & Spa 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 500 3500 Private Rd. 2254, Sonora Toll Free (855) 414-3337 www.JLBar.com

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La Escondida Celebration Center 9888 Escondida Rd., Helotes (210) 313-4209 www.laescondidacelebrationcenter.com

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Lambermont Events 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 300 950 E. Grayson (210) 271-9145 www.lambermontevents.com

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3 B 3 3 3 3 3 130 Maestro Event Plaza 1811 S. Laredo St. (210) 846-0744 www.MaestroEventPlaza.com

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Magnolia Halle 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 240 10319 Huebner Rd. (281) 496-0828 Ext. 4 www.magnoliahalle.com

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The Oaks at Heavenly 18826 Bandera Rd., Helotes (210) 988-3334 www.theoaksatheavenly.com

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Old Mill Resort 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 300 1554 Gruene Rd., New Braunfels (830) 387-5833 www.OldMillResortatGruene.com

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Olympia Hills Golf & Event Center 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 200 12900 Mount Olympus, Universal City (210) 945-4653 www.olympiahillsgolf.com

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The Pavilion by Hilton 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 450 200 South Alamo St. (210) 224-3393 www.pavilionsanantonio.com

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Plaza Lecea 3 I 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 300 5441 Babcock Rd., Ste. 200 (210) 615-0009 www.plazalecea.com

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Reneau Farms 1850 Schwarzlose Rd., New Braunfels (830) 481-5700 www.reneaufarms.com

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The Tower of the Americas 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 500 739 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. (210) 223-3101 www.toweroftheamericas.com

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Tres Molinos Ranch & Resort 3 B 3 3 3 3 200 4260 RR 783 N., Harper (830) 992-8783 www.TresMolinosResort.com

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Venue at Monarc Ranch 1659 Jung Ln., Fredericksburg (830) 997-9482 www.MonarcRanch.com

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San Antonio Botanical Garden 555 Funston Place (210) 536-1400 www.sabot.org

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The Veranda 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1000 1746 Lockhill Selma Rd. (210) 366-1220 www.theverandasa.com

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The Villa at Gruene 1190 Gruene Rd., New Braunfels (830) 625-9463 www.VillaatGruene.com

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3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 400 Village Venue 2032 Central Plaza, New Braunfels (830) 460-3501 www.VillageVenueNB.com

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Austin Downtown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 East 4th St. • (512) 691-9225 Web site: www.hotelaustindowntown.com

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8818 Jones Maltsberger • (210) 580-7909 Web site: www.FourPointsSanAntonioAirport.com

A Sleep Inn & Suites of Dripping Springs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2720 E. US Hwy. 290, Dripping Springs • (512) 858-4096 Web site: www.choicehotels.com/texas/dripping-springs/hotels

A Staybridge Suites Austin South. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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901 Little Texas Ln., Bldg. F • (512) 677-6000 Web site: www.StayBridge.com/AustinSouth

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S Elite Bartending Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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7795 Mainland Dr., Ste. 105 • (210) 382-9228 Web site: www.elitebartendingservices.com

S Margarita Man. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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10818 Gulfdale Dr. • (210) 979-7191 Web site: www.margaritamansa.com

S Raise the Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(210) 639-3375 Web site: www.raisethebartexas.com BEAUTY, SKIN CARE, MAKE UP & HAIR

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S Alterations at Sew Chic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(210) 664-0464 • (512) 900-8991 Web site: www.MySewChic.com

A Austin Skin Plus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(512) 850-8835 Web site: www.AustinSkinPlus.com

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7959 Broadway, Ste. 201 • (210) 908-9957 Web site: www.Couture-Alterations.com

A Cryoskin Austin @ Austin R3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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13740 Research Blvd., F1 • (512) 796-9412 Web site: www.CryoSkinAustin.com

S Cowboy Cleaners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11759 Blanco Rd. • (210) 710-9389 Web site: www.CowboyCleaners.com

A Dr. Daniel J. Leeman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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3607 Manor Rd., Ste. 101 • (512) 675-2430 Web site: www.DrLeeman.com

S Five Star Wedding Gown Specialist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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9806 Huebner, Ste. 1 (210) 699-9464 or Toll Free (888) 301-9464 Web site: www.fivestarweddinggown.com

A Gibson Girls Beauty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(512) 351-5325 Web site: www.GibsonGirlsBeauty.com

A Glow Body Sculpting, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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13785 Research Blvd., Ste. 125. (512) 838-3891 Web site: www.GlowBodySculpting.com

APARTMENTS S e e H o mes, R ealtors & M ortga ge s

A Mary Kay Cosmetics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A AquaMermaid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Toll Free (866) 279-2767 Web site: www.Aquamermaid.com

A Livin’ It Wine Tours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(512) 350-9300 Web site: www.LivinItWineTours.com

A Sassy’s Soirees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (512) 276-2868 Web site: www.SassysSoirees.com

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Independent Beauty Consultants: Nancy North • (512) 423-9867 Teresa Danforth • (512) 413-2788 Melody Wood • (512) 755-2483 Cindy Machado-Flippin • (973) 934-5647 Web site: www.marykay.com

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Independent Beauty Consultants: Lisa Bradley • (210) 844-1886 Valerie Lucio-Polk • (210) 710-3388 Melissa Ozuniga • (210) 392-3453 Muriel Perez • (210) 577-8949 Web site: www.marykay.com

S Perfette Brows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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6626 W. Loop 1604 N., Unit 105, Ste.24 • (210) 621-4065 Web site: www.PerfetteBrows.com

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A TOC Medical Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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S Vital Life Wellness Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT

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S Letty’s Cakes and More . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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10818 Gulfdale Dr. • (210) 979-7191 Web site: www.margaritamansa.com

S Meemo’s Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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12233 RR 620 North, Ste. 114 • (512) 433-6860 Web site: www.michellespatisserie.com

A Stregare Cheesecake Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A S Celebrate Your Sexy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(979) 540-6887 Web site: www.VictoriaCarolineBoudoir.co

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251 N. Bell Blvd., Ste. 114B, Cedar Park • (512) 363-5027 Web site: www.sugarshakerbakery.com CATERERS

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(512) 563-2744 Web site: www.madaboutcheesecakes.com

A Sugar Shaker Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A Victoria Caroline Boudoir. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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S 3009 Restaurant & Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT

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17460 IH 35 N, Ste. 500 • (210) 651-0415 Web site: www.heb.com/3009

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S A Gala Event Catering & Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A S BRIDAL EXTRAVAGANZA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT (210) 654-WEDD (9333) Web site: www.TexasWeddings.com

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5317 Jackwood • (210) 264-1395 Web site: www.AGalaEventCatering.com

S Blanca’s Cakes & Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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6868 Ingram Rd. • (210) 680-6333 or (210) 663-6570 Web site: www.blancascakes.com

S Blanco BBQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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13259 Blanco Rd. • (210) 251-2602 Web site: www.blancobbq.com

BRIDAL WEAR & ACCESSORIES S e e Wed d in g Dresses & Ac c essories

A Café Mueller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT 1801 E. 51st St. • (512) 236-1020 Web site: www.HEB.com/CafeMueller

BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES S e e Wed d in g Dresses & Ac c essories

CAKES & SWEETS

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2611 Wagon Wheel • (210) 390-1592 Web site: www.meemosbakery.com

A Michelle’s Patisserie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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1717 Fredericksburg Rd. • (210) 837-6315 Web site: www.LettysCakesandMore.com

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10 Fairview Dr., Round Rock • (512) 869-9807 Web site: www.kaylaknightcakes.com

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S The Exclusive Cake Shop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A S H-E-B Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT

A S Young Living Essential Oils. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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7015 Bandera Rd., Ste. 13 • (210) 520-2004 Web site: www.exclusivecakeshop.com

2520 Broadway, Ste. 100 418 N. Loop 1604 W. (210) 381-3628 Web site: www.VitalLifeWellness.com

S The Cake Shop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9871 IH10 W. • (210) 561-1700 Web site: www.TheCakeShopSAT.com

3705 Medical Pkwy., Ste. 130 • (512) 533-7317 Web site: www.TOCeyeandface.com/toc-medical-spa

S Catering By Celebrations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PAGE

S Betty Jane’s Bakeshoppe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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14377 Blanco Rd. • (210) 492-1952 Web site: www.BettyJanesBakeShoppe.com

S Blanca’s Cakes & Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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7627 Culebra Rd., #115 • (210) 680-6333 or (210) 680-7333 Web site: www.blancascakes.com

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3307 Hillcrest Dr. • (210) 732-5070 Web site: www.cateringbycelebration.com The County Line Barbeque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A On The Hill – 6500 W Bee Cave Rd. • (512) 327-1742 A On The Lake – 5204 FM 2222 • (512) 346-3664 S 10101 IH-10 West • (210) 641-1998 S 111 W. Crockett on the River Walk • (210) 229-1941 Web site: www.countyline.com

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A Elegant Edge Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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7600 Chevy Chase Dr., Ste. 300 • (512) 765-6269 Web site: www.ElegantEdgeEvents.com

6134 E. Hwy 290 • (512) 261-0142 Web site: www.SterlingEventsAustin.com

S Fusion Cuisine Catering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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1615 S. Laredo St.. • (210) 373-4480 Web site: www.fusioncateringsanantonio.com 153

1400 Barton Springs • (512) 865-0764 Web site: www.CaterAustin.com

A Trudy’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Multiple locations. • (512) 633-0586 Web site: www.trudys.com

A Heart of Texas Barbecue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(512) 297-3526 Web site: www.heartoftexasbarbecue.com

S True Texas BBQ (H-E-B) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT (210) 257-4460 Web site: www.truetexasbbq.heb.com

S Heavenly Gourmet BBQ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 5005 West Ave., Ste. 1103 • (210) 496-9090 Web site: www.HeavenlyG.com

A Uncle Julio’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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301 Brazos, Ste. 150 • (512) 815-2100 Web site: www.unclejulios.com/austin 142 & 143

5005 West Ave., Ste. 1103 • (210) 496-9090 Web site: www.heavenlyg.com

A Ilario’s Italian Cuisine & Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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5401 FM 1626, Ste. 810, Kyle • (512) 268-3300 Web site: www.Ilarios.com

A Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A Kreuz Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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23635 Wilderness Oak • (210) 482-3360 Web site: www.heb.com/oakscrossing 155

(512) 983-0793 Web site: www.redbookchef.com 155

600 Cupples Rd. • (210) 433-6663 Web site: www.RustyBucketBBQ.com

A Salt Lick BBQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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18300 FM 1826, Driftwood • (512) 894-3117 Web site: www.SaltLickBBQ.com

A Serranos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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9500 S. IH-35 Frontage Rd. • (512) 920-0064 Web site: www.Serranos.com

S Spice of Life Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A S Granberry Hills Event Facility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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6390 Granberry • (210) 590-8067 Web site: www.granberryhills.com

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S Oaks Crossing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT

S Rusty Bucket Jaw Smackin BBQ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4805 Burnet Rd. • (512) 666-5124 Web site: www.noblesandwiches.com/catering/

A Red Book Chef Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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S Grace Lutheran Church. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(405) 922-7435 Web site: www.LaTableduChefTexas.com

A Noble Sandwich Co.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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12858 W IH 10 • (210) 697-7222 18030 Hwy 281 • (210) 495-7722 Web site: www.zios.com

504 Avenue E • (210) 226-9131 Web site: www.GraceSA.org

619 N. Colorado, Lockhart • (512) 398-2361 Web site: www.kreuzmarket.com

S La Table du Chef. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S Zio’s Italian Kitchen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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606 Trinity St. • (512) 692-8059 Web site: www.ironcactus.com

1746 Lockhill Selma • (210) 366-1220 Web site: www.spiceoflifesa.com

A Table 620 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT 2000 RR 620 S., Lakeway • (512) 599-5860 Web site: www.HEB.com/Table620

A Green Mesquite BBQ Catering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S Heavenly Gourmet Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A Sterling Events Austin Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 & 9

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S Brava Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(210) 315-1469 or (210) 251-7046 Web site: www.abravaevent.com

S Bride on a Budget Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(210) 954-4552 Web site: www.BBSanAntonioWeddingPlanners.com

A Elegant Edge Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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7600 Chevy Chase Dr., Ste. 300 • (512) 765-6269 Web site: www.ElegantEdgeEvents.com

S Encore Events, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11503 Jones Maltsberger Rd., Ste. #1142 • (210) 962-9145 Web site: www.EncoreEvents.net

A Events of Meyn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(512) 270-0081 Web site: www.eventsofmeyn.com

A Mockingbird Lane Weddings & Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(512) 587-8618 Web site: www.MockingbirdLaneEvents.com

S Picturesque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A Prosecco Weddings and Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(862) 596-5191 or (973) 632-1415 Web site: www.trademarkweddingsllc.com INSIDE FRONT COVER

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13945 Hwy. 183 North, Ste. C-1 • (512) 454-7663 3801 N. Capital of Texas Hwy., Ste. D220 • (512) 872-3767 Web site: www.texdance.com 281

2113 Vance Jackson • (210) 381-6625 Web site: www.WandaDeagen.com PAGE

S Events by Touch of Elegance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A Groove Line Productions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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318 Jennings Ave. • (210) 385-2897 Web site: www.icadj.com

S Lumen Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S One Sound Productions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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S Yarlen Linens & Decorations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(512) 670-7970 Web site: www.texasprodj.com

A S Vega’s Event Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2218 E. Chavaneaux Rd. • (210) 627-9800 Web site: www.yarlenbridal.com

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(210) 213-4235 Web site: www.onesoundpro.com

A Texas Pro DJ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3978 IH-35 North • (210) 273-9948 or (210) 227-1600 Web site: www.touchofelegancedecor.com

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S Cruise Planners – Russ Russell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(830) 624-5765 Web site: www.lightning-travel.com

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A Barton Strings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(512) 445-6864 Web site: www.bartonstrings.com

A S JL Bar Ranch, Resort & Spa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT 3500 Private Rd. 2254, Sonora • Toll Free (855) 414-3337 Web site: www.JLBar.com

A S The Pavilions at Rockport Beach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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911 Navigation Circle, Rockport • (361) 729-6661 Web site: www.RockportBeach-Texas.com

A Hyde Park Strings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(512) 454-0456 Web site: www.hydeparkstrings.com

A Texas Party Animals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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9632 Hajovsky Rd., La Grange • (979) 263-2406 Web site: www.TexasPartyAnimals.com

A Vacations in Paradise. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(512) 388-6526 Web site: www.honeymooninginparadise.com ENTERTAINMENT — DJ

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13409 NW Military Hwy, Ste. 108 • (210) 771-4107 Web site: www.lumenevents.net

A l s o S ee R en tals

DESTINATION WEDDINGS

S Future Sounds DJ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S ICADJ Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S Wanda Deagen Dance Studio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

DÉCOR & LIGHTING

S Four 40 Entertainment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(210) 945-9601 Web site: www.future-sounds.com

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A Arthur Murray Dance Studio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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6904 Bandera Rd., Ste. 3 • (210) 607-3368 Web site: www.four40entertainment.com

A S Weddings by H-E-B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A Exodus Sound Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (832) 655-5189 Web site: www.ExodusSound.co

3001 Aniol • (210) 705-0510 Web site: www.VivaGlobalEvents.com

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(210) 595-9025 Web site: CompleteWeddingSanAntonio.com

A Trademark Weddings & Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S Viva Global Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S COMPLETE weddings + events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2407 S. Bell Blvd., Ste. B, Cedar Park • (512) 458-3535 Web site: www.CompleteWeddingAustin.com

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S Botanika. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(210) 733-8120 • By appointment. Web site: www.botanika.com

S Chic Concepts Event Planning & Interior Design. . . . . . . . . .

HOMES, REALTORS & MORTGAGES

A Flor Amor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A Florals Your Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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S Cornerstone Home Lending. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A S H-E-B Blooms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT Web site: www.heb.com/blooms

A Sterling Events Austin Design & Floral. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 & 9 8423 Research Blvd. • (512) 261-0142 Web site: www.SterlingEventsAustin.com

A S Weddings by Design by H-E-B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT Web site: www.heb.com/weddings

A Wild Bunches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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403 KC Memory Lane, Dripping Springs • (512) 858-0868 Web site: www.wildbunchesfloral.com

A Keller Williams Realty – Donna Andruk Team . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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S Keller Williams Realty – The Evans Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S Creative Galaxy Designs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A Keller Williams Realty – The Murphey Team. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(512) 809-1107 Web site: www.MyFirstHomeAustin.com

A Nicki Turner, Realtor® with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Texas Realty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3303 Northland Dr., Ste. 100 • (563) 343-7193 Web site: www.NickiTurnerRealtor.com

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A The One Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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S Cowboy Cleaners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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11759 Blanco Rd. • (210) 710-9389 Web site: www.CowboyCleaners.com

S Five Star Wedding Gown Specialist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(830) 643-4674 Web site: www.KirschCruisin.com

A Digital Vacation Quest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Toll Free (888) 249-0865 Web site: www.VacationQuestBlog.com

A Exotic Destinations & Honeymoon Co., LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(254) 247-1300 Web site: www.patriciacrowell.com 211

9806 Huebner, Ste. 1 (210) 699-9464 or Toll Free (888) 301-9464 Web site: www.fivestarweddinggown.com

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S Take Control Health and Weight Loss Clinic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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1583 E. Common St., Ste. 100, New Braunfels (830) 730-0192 Web site: www.TCIdealWeightLoss.com

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1919 Lockhill-Selma, Ste. 103 • (210) 375-8400 Web site: www.alyampaperie.com

S Ct9 Designs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(210) 816-2839 Web site: www.Ct9Designs.com

A Transform with Coach Neal, Fitness & Nutrition Coaching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (309) 721-9956 Web site: www.TransformWithCoachNeal.com

INVITATIONS & WEDDING ACCESSORIES

S Aly Am Paperie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A l s o s e e B eau ty, Skin C are, Ma ke Up & Ha ir

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10999 IH-10 W., Ste. 175 • (210) 322-1558 Web site: www.SAEvansGroup.com

A Cruise Planners – Denice Kirsh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A l s o s e e J ew elry/J ew elry Ca re

HEALTH & FITNESS

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3300 N. IH-35, Ste. 700 • (214) 802-7992 Web site: DanielleReese.ValuedAgent.com

FLOWER GIRL & RING BEARER

GOWN CLEANING & PRESERVATION

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12515-8 Research Blvd., #100 • (512) 663-6672 Web site: TipsForSellingorBuyingaHouse.com

(512) 658-9337 Web site: www.FloralsYourWay.com

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4372 N. Loop 1604 W, #300 • (210) 428-6174 Web site: www.DanelleHester.com

2108 Payne Ave. • (512) 520-5220 Web site: www.FlorAmorAustin.com

2520 Broadway, Ste. 100 418 N. Loop 1604 W. (210) 381-3628 Web site: www.VitalLifeWellness.com

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(210) 884-2820 Web site: www.chicconceptstx.com

S Vital Life Wellness Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT

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S Digitize me 3D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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S Brooch Shack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S Nay’s Creations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(210)787-6686 Web site: www.BroochShack.VistaPrintDigital.com/

S Peek A Booth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A Pixster Photo Booths. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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S e e T ran sp ortation

S Rent Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(210) 568-9107 Web site: www.rentevent.us

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S Vega’s Photo Booths. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(210) 527-7840 Web site: www.VegasPhotoboothSA.com

MARRIAGE EDUCATION S e e Premarital E d u cation

A Wild West Casino Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MEN’S WEAR

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(512) 350-3241 Web site: www.wildwestcasinogames.com

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S Alfaro Photo & Films . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A Austin Weddings Unlimited. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A I Pronounce You. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S Anette Miguel Photography & Videography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S Aria Productions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A Rev. Bonnie McKinstry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S Arocha Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A Bestshots Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Toll Free (866) 807-9995 Web site: www.WeddingPetAttendant.com

S Black Label Beauty & Boudoir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(210) 971-4623 Web site: www.MadMadPhotoBooths.com

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(830) 282-7836 Web site: www.BlackLabelNB.com

A Brio Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S Mad Mad Photo Booths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A The Pet Gal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(210) 885-5888 Web site: www.AdamRocha.com

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(512) 791-2668 Web site: www.RevBonnie.com

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(210) 378-9517 Web site: www.ariaphotovideo.com

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(956) 569-7293 or (956) 802-1854 Web site: www.AMPhotoandVideo.com

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S Pastor Jim Berrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(818) 224-8471 Web site: www.amydangphotography.com

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(512) 710-5477 Web site: www.revsimmons.com

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21518 Blanco Rd., Ste. 105 • (210) 699-9687 Web site: www.american-photography.com

A amy dang photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(512) 658-9744 Web site: www.Ipronounceyou.today

A James Simmons – Austin Area Weddings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S American Photography & Video. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(512) 844-9080 Web site: www.AustinWeddingsUnlimited.com

PHOTO BOOTHS/FLIPBOOKS

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3601 S. Congress Ave., Ste. H-300 Toll Free (888) 668-5524, ext.1 Web site: www.PixsterAustin.com

LIMOUSINES

PET SITTING

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17503 La Cantera Pkwy., #104-504 • (210) 990-7335 Web site: www.PeekaBoothPics.com

LIGHTING

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(210) 777-2155 Web site: www.NaysCreations.com

A The Candid Photographers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(512) 578-8400 Web site: www.TheCandidPhotographers.com

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2407 S. Bell Blvd., Ste. B, Cedar Park • (512) 458-3535 Web site: www.CompleteWeddingAustin.com

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A Peter Feighner Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A PGL Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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S Raul’s Photography & Videography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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S Sun Gold Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A Tiffany Hofeldt Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A Toast Entertainment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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S VCH Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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6391 DeZavala, Ste. 221 • (210) 842-6620 Web site: www.limelightsanantonio.com

A Mercedes Morgan Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A Peary Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(512) 468-3613 Web site: www.toastent.com

(512) 413-3797 Web site: www.KeiraHand.com

S Limelight San Antonio Photography & Video. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(512) 557-4377 Web site: www.tiffanyhofeldt.com

(512) 695-6668 Web site: www.jingalingphotography.com

A Keira Hand Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S Palacios Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(830) 609-9018 Web site: www.sungoldphotography.com

(707) 819-6134 Web site: www.IsabellaMaciasPhotography.com

A Jingaling Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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1868 Grandstand Blvd. • (210) 725-7117 Web site: www.raulsphotography.com

(512) 721-9845 Web site: www.inspiredimagesaustin.com

S Isabella Macias Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S Odd Brew Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(512) 829-8314 Web site: www.PGLPhotography.com

(505) 480-3471 Web site: www.gypcgirlphotography.com

A Inspired Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(512) 695-9649 Web site: www.peterfeighner.photography

(512) 647-6350 Web site: www.FirstWeClicked.com

A Gypc Girl Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S Moments by Quatto Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(214) 763-1105 Web site: www.pearyphotography.com

(512) 903-8027 Web site: www.FineArtMemories.com

A First We Clicked. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(512) 501-9679 Web site: www.mitchellbahr.com

(210) 350-6787 or (956) 432-8872 Web site: www.Palacios-Photography.com/blog

(210) 549-7427 Web site: www.exposetheheart.com

A Fine Art Memories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A S Mitchell Bahr Weddings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(210) 251-1716 Web site: www.OddBrewPhotography.com

(210) 209-4973 Web site: www.encantorojo.com

S Expose the Heart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(210) 712-9861 Web site: www.momentsbyquattro.com

(404) 490-0667 Web site: www.EchoAlphaMedia.com

S Encanto Rojo Photography & Video. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A The Mill Photography Studio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(432) 853-6300 Web site: www.DroptineStudios.com

S Echo Alpha Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(512) 567-0336 Web site: www.millphotostudio.com

(956) 226-3286 Web site: www.davidpezzat.com

S Droptine Studios. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A Michael Schaffer Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (512) 736-2455 Web site: www.MichaelRSchaffer.com

(512) 808-0220 Web site: www.CreatrixPhotography.com

S David Pezzat Photographers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(512) 777-9784 Web site: www.MichaelJCharles.com

(210) 595-9025 Web site: CompleteWeddingSanAntonio.com

A Creatrix Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A Michael J Charles Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A White Buffalo Weddings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(512) 534-8825 Web site: www.WhiteBuffaloWeddings.com 262

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A Capital Cruises. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 SALON SERVICES & SPA

208 Barton Springs Rd. • (512) 480-9264 Web site: www.capitalcruises.com/weddings1

S ee B eau t y, S ki n C ar e, Make U p & H ai r

The County Line Barbeque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A On The Hill – 6500 W Bee Cave Rd. • (512) 327-1742 A On The Lake – 5204 FM 2222 • (512) 346-3664 S 10101 IH-10 West • (210) 641-1998 S 111 W. Crockett on the River Walk • (210) 229-1941 Web site: www.countyline.com

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A Freda’s Seafood Grille. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 10903 Pecan Park Blvd. • (512) 506-8700 Web site: www.fredasaustin.com

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A S Men’s Wearhouse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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606 Trinity St. • (512) 692-8059 Web site: www.ironcactus.com

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6550 Comanche Trail • (512) 266-9242 Web site: www.oasis-austin.com

A Sterling Event Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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6134 E. Hwy 290 • (512) 261-0142 Web site: www.SterlingEventsAustin.com 155

301 Brazos, Ste. 150 • (512) 815-2100 Web site: www.unclejulios.com/austin

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6844 San Pedro • (210) 824-ATUX (2889) 1326 SW Military Dr. • (210) 921-ATUX (2889) Web site: www.rexformalwear.com VENUES

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A Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A Uncle Julio’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Web site: www.menswearhouse.com/tuxedo

S Rex Formal Wear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A The Oasis on Lake Travis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Multiple Locations • (512) 861-7084 Web site: www.Drafthouse.com/Austin/Venue-Rental

S Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Multiple Locations • (817) 723-3979 Web site: www.Drafthouse.com/San-Antonio/Venue-Rental

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A American Party Rental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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8717 Burnet Rd. • (512) 271-6626 Web site: www.americanpartyrental.com

A The Allan House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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5402 S. US Hwy. 281, Burnet • (830) 598-5227 Web site: www.GoJBar.com/Luxury-Restroom-Trailers 329

51 County Rd. 107, Georgetown • (512) 923-8028 Web site: www.LuxEventRentals.com

S My Emmy Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(210) 247-4943 Web site: www.MyEmmyEvents.com

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2606 FM 758, New Braunfels • (830) 358-3333 Web site: www.theallenfarmhaus.com

A Angel Springs Event Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A Lux Event Rentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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1104 San Antonio St. • (512) 478-8653 Web site: www.allanhouse.com

A S The Allen Farmhaus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A J Bar Luxury Restroom Trailers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A Premiere Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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1500 County Rd. 267, Georgetown Toll Free (866) 771-1500 Web site: www.angelspringsevents.com

A Antebellum Oaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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14913 Murfin Rd. • (512) 423-0372 Web site: www.antebellumoaksvenue.com 322 & 323

11810 Manchaca Rd. • (512) 292-3900 8868 Research Blvd., Ste. 304 • (512) 870-8552 333 Hwy 290 E, Ste. 419, Dripping Springs • (512) 829-4498 Web site: www.premiereeventsonline.com

A Sterling Events Austin Rentals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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8423 Research Blvd. • (512) 261-0142 Web site: www.SterlingEventsAustin.com

S Yarlen Linens & Decorations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S Antler Oaks Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A Austin Party Cruises. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2215 Westlake Dr., #105 • (512) 328-9887 Web site: www.austinpartycruises.com

A Avery Ranch Golf Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325

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3862 Hwy 16 N. Bandera • (830) 796-8111 Web site: www.antleroakslodge.com

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10500 Avery Club Dr. • (512) 826-1756 Web site: www.averyranchgolf.com

2218 E. Chavaneaux Rd. • (210) 627-9800 Web site: www.YarlenBridal.com

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S Bavarian Halle at Schlitterbahn Resort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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212 West Austin St., New Braunfels • (830) 625-2351 Web site: www.Schlitterbahn.com/home/new-braunfels/event-planning

A Be Our Guest Venue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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176 Cedar Creek Circle, Cedar Creek • (512) 350-4742 Web site: www.BeOurGuestVenue.com

S Blanca’s Reception Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A Crowne Plaza Hotel Austin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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6390 Granberry • (210) 590-8067 Web site: www.granberryhills.com 106

Austin Northwest • 8901 Business Park Dr. University Area • 1617 N. IH-35 (512) 634-3209 Web site: www.AustinNorthwestArboretum.Doubletree.com 63

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1120 S. Lamar Blvd. • (512) 861-7084 Web site: www.TheHighball.com/Private-Events/ 53

5555 CR 258, Liberty Hill • (512) 636-9200 Web site: www.HighPointeEstate.com

A The Hills of Lakeway Country Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

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111 W. Crockett St. • (210) 800-8247 Web site: www.Hardrock.com/Cafes/San-Antonio/

A HighPointe Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

8351 Hwy. 105, Brenham • (713) 817-6317 www.DeepInTheHeartFarms.com

6505 IH-35 North • (512) 454-3737 Web site: www.austin.doubletree.com

A The Highball. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6121 IH-35 North • (512) 323-5466 Web site: www.crowneplaza.com/austincentral

A DoubleTree by Hilton Austin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2500 FM 685, Hutto • (512) 252-4653 ext. 8 Web site: www.starrancheventcenter.com

S Hard Rock Café. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Austin Downtown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 East 4th St. • (512) 691-9225 Web site: www.hotelaustindowntown.com

A DoubleTree by Hilton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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15060 Antonio Dr., Helotes • (210) 695-4777 Web site: www.gardensatoldtown.com

113 Alamo Plaza • (210) 212-3957 Web site: www.thegrandpromenade.com

A Courtyard & Residence Inn by Marriott

A Deep in the Heart Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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302 E. Austin St., Fredericksburg • Toll Free (866) 997-3600 Web site: www.visitfredericksburgtx.com/weddings

S The Grand Promenade at Pat O’Brien’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

On The Hill – 6500 Bee Cave Rd. • (512) 327-1742 On The Lake – 5204 FM 2222 • (512) 346-3664 Web site: www.countyline.com

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600 Hwy 97W, Floresville • (830) 393-7070 Web site: www.Floresvilletx.gov/Community/Event-Center/

A S Granberry Hills Event Facility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

901 Sonterra Blvd. • (210) 496-1560 Web site: www.clubatsonterra.com

A The County Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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138 Hunters Chase, Cedar Creek • (512) 468-3613 Web site: www.EventsAtCedarBend.com

A The Golf Club Star Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

404 Atlanta St. • (512) 767-0788 Web site: www.travispost76.org

S The Club at Sonterra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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1300 Scull Rd., San Marcos • (830) 351-8886 Web site: www.MyEnchantedRanch.com

S Gardens at Old Town Helotes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

51 CR 107, Georgetown • (512) 221-5949 Web site: www.celebrinoeventcenter.com

A Charles Johnson House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2218 East Chavaneaux Rd. • (210) 627-9800 Web site: www.emporiumbyyarlen.com

S Fredericksburg CVB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5211 Brodie Lane • (512) 439-2981 Web site: www.brodiehomestead.com

A Celebrino Events Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S Emporium by Yarlen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S Floresville Event Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

121 Alamo Plaza • (210) 212-3957 Web site: www.thegrandpromenade.com

A Brodie Homestead. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A Events at Cedar Bend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. • (512) 471-8698 Web site: www.BlantonMuseum.org

S The Briar’s Suite at Pat O’Brien’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Hotel & Conference Center & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1001 E. McCarty Ln., San Marcos • (512) 805-5327 Web site: www.SanMarcos.EmbassySuites.com

A Enchanted Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6868 Ingram Rd. • (210) 663-6570 Web site: www.blancasreceptionhall.com

A Blanton Museum of Art. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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26 Club Estates Parkway • (512) 261-7200 Web site: www.thehillscc.com

S Hilton Palacio del Rio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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200 South Alamo St. • (210) 224-3393 Web site: www.PalaciodelRio.Hilton.com

S Holiday Inn Riverwalk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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217 N. St. Mary’s St. • (210) 272-1519 Web site: www.hiriverwalk.com

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A The Homestead. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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208 Old Potato Rd., Paige • (402) 871-5881 Web site: www.TheHomesteadAtOldPotatoRoad.com

S Hotel Contessa Luxury Suites on the Riverwalk. . . . . . . . . . .

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319 Addie Roy Rd. • (512) 327-5377 Web site: www.houseonthehillaustin.com 123

3500 Private Rd. 2254, Sonora • Toll Free (855) 414-3337 Web site: www.JLBar.com 85

210 W. Market St. • (210) 507-4849 Web site: www.briscoepavilion.com

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A Phillips Event Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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S Plaza Lecea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A Plum Creek Golf Course. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A The Ranch House at Teravista . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A Red Corral Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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S Reneau Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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S Retama Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A Reunion Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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850 CR 255, Georgetown • (512) 515-6200 Web site: www.reunionranch1.com 122

403 KC Memory Lane, Dripping Springs • (512) 894-0700 Web site: www.memorylaneweddings.com

A Messina Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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18550 FM 1826, Driftwood • (512) 894-3117 Web site: www.SaltLickBBQ.com/Venues/

One Retama Prkwy. • (210) 651-7136 Web site: www.RetamaPark.com

1884 Hwy 71 West, Cedar Creek • (512) 303-5073 Web site: www.lcra.org/parks

A Memory Lane Event Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A Pecan Grove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1850 Schwarzlose Rd., New Braunfels • (830) 481-5700 Web site: www.reneaufarms.com

10319 Huebner Rd. • (210) 496-0828 Ext. 4 Web site: www.magnoliahalle.com

A McKinney Roughs Nature Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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505 Red Corral Ranch Rd., Wimberley • (830) 833-0206 Web site: www.RedCorralRanchEvents.com

1811 S. Laredo St. • (210) 846-0744 Web site: www.MaestroEventPlaza.com

S Magnolia Halle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S The Pavilion by Hilton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4333 Teravista Club Dr., Round Rock • (512) 826-1756 Web site: www.teravistagolf.com

11624 W. Culebra Rd., #501 • (210) 787-0849 Web site: www.LasFuentesBanquetHall.com

S Maestro Event Plaza. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4301 Benner, Kyle • (512) 262-5555 Web site: www.PlumCreekGolf.com

950 E. Grayson • (210) 271-9145 Web site: www.lambermontevents.com

S Las Fuentes by Emporium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A Onion Creek Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5441 Babcock, #200 • (210) 615-0009 Web site: www.plazalecea.com

9888 Escondida Rd., Helotes • (210) 313-4209 Web site: www.laescondidacelebrationcenter.com

S Lambermont Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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8140 Exchange Dr. • (512) 982-9187 Web site: www.phillipseventcenter.com

1827 Pfiester Rd., Fredericksburg • (210) 651-2506 Web site: www.LaBonneVieRanch.com

S La Escondida Celebration Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S Olympia Hills Golf & Event Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

200 South Alamo St. • (210) 224-3393 Web site: www.pavilionsanantonio.com

A S JL Bar Ranch, Resort & Spa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT

A S La Bonne Vie Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2510 Onion Creek Pkwy • (512) 383-2004 Web site: www.onioncreekclub.com

575 Hyatt Lost Pines Rd., Lost Pines • (512) 308-1234 Web site: LostPines.Regency.Hyatt.com

S The Jack Guenther Pavilion at The Briscoe Art Museum. . .

S Old Mill Resort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

12900 Mount Olympus, Universal City • (210) 945-4653 Web site: www.olympiahillsgolf.com

A House on the Hill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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1554 Gruene Rd., New Braunfels • (830) 387-5833 Web site: www.OldMillResortatGruene.com

810 Red River Street • (737) 203-9082 Web site: www.HotelIndigo.com/austindtwntx

A Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A The Oasis on Lake Travis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6550 Comanche Trail • (512) 266-9242 Web site: www.oasis-austin.com

320 S. Capital of Texas Hwy. • (512) 306-6421 Web site: www.granducaaustin.com/weddings

A Hotel Indigo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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18826 Bandera Rd., Helotes • (210) 988-3334 Web site: www.theoaksatheavenly.com

306 W. Market St. • (210) 298-8048 Web site: www.TheHotelContessa.com

A Hotel Granduca Austin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S The Oaks at Heavenly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A River Place Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4207 River Place Blvd. • (512) 346-1114 ext. 3904 Web site: www.riverplaceclub.com 45

1000 Cypress Creek Lane, Wimberley • (512) 847-6000 Web site: www.messinainntx.com

S Rosenberg Sky Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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847 E. Hildebrand • (210) 805-5805 Web site: www.rosenbergskyroom.com

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A Austin S San Antonio


S Roszell Gardens Event Venue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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7561 E. Evans • (210) 651-6520 Web site: www.roszellgardens.com 54

555 Funston Place • (210) 536-1400 Web site: www.sabot.org

S The Villa at Gruene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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1190 Gruene Rd., New Braunfels • (830) 625-9463 Web site: www.villaatgruene.com

A Shirley Bird Perry Ballroom at Texas Union Hall. . . . . . . . . . . .

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2247 Guadalupe • (512) 475-6677 Web site: www.universityunionscatering.com

S Village Venue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 2032 Central Plaza, New Braunfels • (830) 460-3500 Web site: www.VillageVenueNB.com

A Sterling Event Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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6134 E. Hwy 290 • (512) 261-0142 Web site: www.SterlingEventsAustin.com

A Vintage Villas Hotel & Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4209 Eck Lane • (512) 220-0185 Web site: www.vintagevillas.com

A Sterling Events at Skyline Ballroom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 & 9 6134E. Hwy 290 • (512) 261-0142 Web site: www.SterlingEventsAustin.com

A The Vista on Seward Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 6414 West Bee Cave Rd. • (512) 327-3843 Web site: www.thevistaonsewardhill.com

OUTSIDE BACK COVER

2600 Hwy. 290 East, Dripping Springs • (512) 894-4009 Web site: www.theterraceclub.com

A TerrAdorna. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A The Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs Mansion . . . . . . . . .

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S Christian Ellis Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(210) 373-8660 Web site: www.christianellisimages.com

2312 San Gabriel St. • (512) 476-5845 Web site: www.themansion.info

A S Texas Hill Country Venue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

83

A Double Knot Pictures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

256

1319 Rosewood Ave. • (512) 730-0343 Web site: www.doubleknotpictures.com

Bandera • (210) 288-8013 Web site: www.TexasHillCountryVenue.com

A Texas Old Town. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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1205 Roland Lane, Kyle • (512) 396-1800 Web site: www.texasoldtown.com

A Thistlewood Manor & Gardens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A Thurman’s Mansion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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739 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. • (210) 223-3101 Web site: www.toweroftheamericas.com

257

206 W. Main St., Ste. 105, Round Rock (972) 880-2981 Web site: www.ladybirdstudios.com 271

1206 West 38th St., Ste. 1201 • (512) 726-0376 Web site: www.PhotoHouseFilms.com

S Stryde Studios. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

17900 FM 1826, Driftwood • (512) 894-3117 Web site: www.SaltLickBBQ.com/Venues/

S The Tower of the Americas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A S Ladybird Studios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A PhotoHouse Films . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1520 Roland Ln., Kyle • (512) 268-1900 Web site: ThistlewoodManor.com

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11107 Wurzbach Rd., Ste. 403 B • (210) 460-2777 Web site: www.StrydeStudios.com WEDDING ACCESSORIES

S Tres Molinos Ranch & Resort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4260 RR 783 N., Harper • (830) 992-8783 Web site: www.TresMolinosResort.com

A Trudy’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A Yellow House Bed & Breakfast. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2290 FM 2268, Salado • (254) 444-0404 Web site: www.YellowHouseBandB.com

10900 Hibbs Lane, Manor • (512) 585-9105 Web site: www.terradorna.com

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1746 Lockhill Selma Rd. • (210) 366-1220 Web site: www.theverandasa.com

S San Antonio Botanical Garden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A The Terrace Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S The Veranda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S ee C akes & S w eet s; In vit at i o n s & Wed d i n g Ac c esso r ies

WEDDING DRESSES & ACCESSORIES 146 & 147

Multiple Locations • (512) 633-0586 Web site: www.trudys.com

A Twin Creeks Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S Brides by Elizabeth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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1120 West Blanco Rd. • (210) 408-4560 Web site: www.BridesbyElizabeth.com 33

WEDDING SITES

3201 Twin Creeks Club Dr., Cedar Park • (512) 250-3956 Web site: www.twincreeksclub.com

S The Venue at Monarc Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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INDEX OF

wedding professionals

3009 RESTAURANT & BAR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT

THE CANDID PHOTOGRAPHERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246

A GALA EVENT CATERING & EVENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129

CAPITAL CRUISES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE CINEMA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

CATERING BY CELEBRATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138

ALFARO PHOTO & FILMS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243

CELEBRATE YOUR SEXY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269

THE ALLAN HOUSE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

CELEBRINO EVENT CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

THE ALLEN FARMHAUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

CHARLES JOHNSON HOUSE (AMERICAN LEGION). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

ALTERATIONS AT SEW CHIC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328

CHIC CONCEPTS EVENT PLANNING & INTERIOR DESIGN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308

ALY AM PAPERIE INVITATIONS & GIFTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319

CHRISTIAN ELLIS IMAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272

AMERICAN PARTY RENTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331

THE CLUB AT SONTERRA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250

COMPLETE WEDDINGS + EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261

AMY DANG PHOTOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236

CORNERSTONE HOME LENDING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354

ANETTE MIGUEL PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224

THE COUNTY LINE BARBEQUE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

ANGEL SPRINGS EVENT CENTER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

COURTYARD & RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT AUSTIN DOWNTOWN. . . . . . . 59

ANTEBELLUM OAKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

COUTURE ALTERATIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205

ANTLER OAKS LODGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

COWBOY CLEANERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209

AQUAMERMAID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134

CREATIVE GALAXY DESIGNS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319

ARIA PRODUCTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250

CREATRIX PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239

AROCHA PHOTOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238

CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL AUSTIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

ARTHUR MURRAY DANCE STUDIOS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281

CRUISE PLANNERS – DENICE KIRSCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350

AUSTIN PARTY CRUISES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

CRUISE PLANNERS – RUSS RUSSELL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349

AUSTIN SKIN PLUS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289

CRYOSKIN AUSTIN @ AUSTIN R3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292

AUSTIN WEDDINGS UNLIMITED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328

CT9 DESIGNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319

AVERY RANCH GOLF CLUB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

DAVID PEZZAT PHOTOGRAPHERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224

BARTON STRINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286

DEEP IN THE HEART FARMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

BAVARIAN HALLE AT SCHLITTERBAHN RESORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131

DIGITAL VACATION QUEST. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350

BE OUR GUEST VENUE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

DIGITIZE ME 3D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328

BESTSHOTS PHOTOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233

DOUBLE KNOT PICTURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256

BETTY JANE’S BAKESHOPPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON AUSTIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

BLACK LABEL BEAUTY & BOUDOIR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON AUSTIN NORTHWEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

BLANCA’S CAKES & CATERING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

DR. DANIEL J. LEEMAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295

BLANCA’S RECEPTION HALL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 BLANCO BBQ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 BOTANIKA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308 BRAVA EVENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

DROPTINE STUDIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247 ECHO ALPHA MEDIA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245 ELEGANT EDGE EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 ELITE BARTENDING SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON SAN MARCOS

THE BRIAR’S SUITE AT PAT O’BRIEN’S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER & SPA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

BRIDE ON A BUDGET EVENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

EMPORIUM BY YARLEN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

BRIDES BY ELIZABETH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189

ENCANTO ROJO PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237

BRIO PHOTOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244

ENCHANTED RANCH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

THE BRODIE HOMESTEAD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

ENCORE EVENTS, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

BROOCH SHACK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328

EVENTS AT CEDAR BEND. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

CAFE MUELLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT

EVENTS BY TOUCH OF ELEGANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327

THE CAKE SHOP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160

EVENTS OF MEYN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Continued on Page 382

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THE EXCLUSIVE CAKE SHOP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173

HYDE PARK STRINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286

EXODUS SOUND COMPANY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278

I PRONOUNCE YOU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328

EXOTIC DESTINATIONS & HONEYMOON CO., LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351

ICADJ EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275

EXPOSE THE HEART . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251

ILARIO’S ITALIAN CUISINE & CATERING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145

FINE ART MEMORIES PHOTOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234

INSPIRED IMAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254

FIRST WE CLICKED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239

IRON CACTUS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

FIVE STAR WEDDING GOWN SPECIALIST. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211

ISABELLA MACIAS PHOTOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229

FLOR AMOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315

J BAR LUXURY RESTROOM TRAILERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319

FLORALS YOUR WAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315

JACK GUENTHER PAVILION AT THE BRISCOE WESTERN ART MUSEUM . . . . . 85

FLORESVILLE EVENT CENTER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

JAMES SIMMONS – AUSTIN AREA WEDDINGS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328

FOUR 40 ENTERTAINMENT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274

JINGALING PHOTOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230

FOUR POINTS SAN ANTONIO AIRPORT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

JL BAR RANCH, RESORT & SPA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT

FREDA’S SEAFOOD GRILLE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

KAYLA KNIGHT CAKES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177

FREDERICKSBURG CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

KEIRA HAND PHOTOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254

FUSION CUISINE CATERING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY – DONNA ANDRUK TEAM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353

FUTURE SOUNDS DJ SERVICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY – THE MURPHEY TEAM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354

GARDENS AT OLD TOWN HELOTES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

KELLER WILLIAMS – THE EVANS GROUP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354

GIBSON GIRLS BEAUTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296

KREUZ MARKET. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144

GLOW BODY SCULPTING, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292

LA BONNE VIE RANCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117

THE GOLF CLUB STAR RANCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

LA ESCONDIDA CELEBRATION CENTER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

LA TABLE DU CHEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148

GRANBERRY HILLS EVENT CENTER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97-100

LADYBIRD STUDIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257

THE GRAND PROMENADE AT PAT O’BRIEN’S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

LAMBERMONT EVENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

GREEN MESQUITE CATERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153

LAS FUENTES BY EMPORIUM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

GROOVE LINE PRODUCTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274

LETTY’S CAKES & MORE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181

GYPC GIRL PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242

LIMELIGHT SAN ANTONIO PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255

H-E-B BAKERY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT

LIVIN’ IT WINE TOURS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

H-E-B BLOOMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT

LUMEN EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285

HARD ROCK CAFE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

LUX EVENT RENTALS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329

HEART OF TEXAS BARBECUE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157

MAD MAD PHOTO BOOTHS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342

HEAVENLY GOURMET BBQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141

MAESTRO EVENT PLAZA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

HEAVENLY GOURMET CATERING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 & 143

MAGNOLIA HALLE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

THE HIGHBALL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

MARGARITA MAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135

HIGHPOINTE ESTATE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

MARY KAY – LISA BRADLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296

THE HILLS OF LAKEWAY COUNTRY CLUB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

MARY KAY – NANCY NORTH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293

HILTON PALACIO DEL RIO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

MCKINNEY ROUGHS NATURE PARK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

HOLIDAY INN RIVERWALK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

MEEMO’S BAKERY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172

THE HOMESTEAD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

MEMORY LANE EVENT CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

HOTEL CONTESSA LUXURY SUITES ON THE RIVERWALK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

MEN’S WEARHOUSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219

HOTEL GRANDUCA AUSTIN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

MERCEDES MORGAN PHOTOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262

HOTEL INDIGO AUSTIN DOWNTOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131

MESSINA INN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

HOUSE ON THE HILL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

MICHAEL J CHARLES PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228

HYATT REGENCY LOST PINES RESORT AND SPA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

MICHAEL SCHAFFER PHOTOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262

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MICHELLE’S PATISSERIE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163

RENEAU FARMS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

THE MILL PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259

RENT EVENT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341

MITCHELL BAHR WEDDINGS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241

RETAMA PARK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

MOCKINGBIRD LANE WEDDINGS & EVENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

REUNION RANCH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

MOMENTS BY QUATTRO PHOTOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256

REV. BONNIE MCKINSTRY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329

MY EMMY EVENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327

REX FORMAL WEAR (CORP). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214

NAY’S CREATIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339

RIVER PLACE COUNTRY CLUB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

NICKI TURNER, REALTOR WITH BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY

ROSENBERG SKY ROOM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

HOMESERVICES TEXAS REALTY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295 NOBLE SANDWICH CO.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 THE OAKS AT HEAVENLY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 OAKS CROSSING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT THE OASIS ON LAKE TRAVIS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

ROSZELL GARDENS EVENT VENUE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 RUSTY BUCKET JAW SMACKIN BBQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 THE SALT LICK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 SAN ANTONIO BOTANICAL GARDEN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 SASSY’S SOIREES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137

ODD BREW PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225

SERRANOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150

OLD MILL RESORT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

SHIRLEY BIRD PERRY BALLROOM @TEXAS UNION HALL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

OLYMPIA HILLS GOLF & CONFERENCE CENTER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

SLEEP INN & SUITES DRIPPING SPRINGS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

THE ONE REALTY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352

SPICE OF LIFE CATERING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

ONE SOUND PRODUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278

STAYBRIDGE SUITES AUSTIN SOUTH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

ONION CREEK CLUB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

STERLING EVENT CENTER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 & 9

PALACIOS PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242

STERLING EVENTS AT SKYLINE BALLROOM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 & 9

PASTOR JIM BERRIER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

STERLING EVENTS AUSTIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 & 9

PAVILION BY HILTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

STERLING EVENTS AUSTIN DESIGN & FLORAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 & 9

THE PAVILIONS AT ROCKPORT BEACH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

STERLING EVENTS AUSTIN RENTALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 & 9

PEARY PHOTOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226

STREGARE CHEESECAKE COMPANY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181

PECAN GROVE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

STRYDE STUDIOS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230

PEEK A BOOTH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341

SUGAR SHAKER BAKERY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175

PERFETTE BROWS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296

SUN GOLD PHOTOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226

THE PET GAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329

TABLE 620. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT

PETER FEIGHNER PHOTOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234

TAKE CONTROL HEALTH AND WEIGHT LOSS CLINIC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295

PGL PHOTOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228

THE TERRACE CLUB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OBC

PHILLIPS EVENT CENTER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

TERRADORNA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

PHOTOHOUSE FILMS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271

TEXAS FEDERATION OF WOMEN’S CLUBS MANSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

PICTURESQUE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

TEXAS HILL COUNTRY VENUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

PIXSTER PHOTO BOOTHS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341

TEXAS OLD TOWN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

PLAZA LECEA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

TEXAS PARTY ANIMALS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281

PLUM CREEK GOLF COURSE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

TEXAS PRO DJ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274

PREMIERE EVENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322 & 323

THISTLEWOOD MANOR & GARDENS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

PROSECCO WEDDINGS & EVENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

THURMAN’S MANSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

RAISE THE BAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133

TIFFANY HOFELDT PHOTOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249

THE RANCH HOUSE AT TERAVISTA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

TOAST ENTERTAINMENT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

RAUL’S PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231

TOC MEDICAL SPA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291

RED BOOK CHEF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155

TOWER OF THE AMERICAS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

RED CORRAL RANCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

TRADEMARK WEDDINGS & EVENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Continued on Page 384

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TRANSFORM WITH COACH NEAL, FITNESS & NUTRITION COACHING. . . . . . 295

VINTAGE VILLAS HOTEL & EVENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

TRES MOLINOS RANCH & RESORT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

THE VISTA ON SEWARD HILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

TRUDY’S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 & 147

VITAL LIFE WELLNESS CENTER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT

TRUE TEXAS BBQ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT

VIVA GLOBAL EVENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC

TWIN CREEKS COUNTRY CLUB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

WANDA DEAGEN DANCE STUDIO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281

UNCLE JULIO’S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155

WEDDINGS BY DESIGN BY H-E-B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT

VACATIONS IN PARADISE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351

WEDDINGS BY H-E-B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128

VCH PHOTOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235

WHITE BUFFALO WEDDINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238

VEGA’S EVENT GROUP LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283

WILD BUNCHES FLORAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307

VEGA’S PHOTO BOOTHS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283

WILD WEST CASINO GAMES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137

THE VENUE AT MONARC RANCH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133

YARLEN LINENS & DECORATIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325

THE VERANDA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

YELLOW HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

VICTORIA CAROLINE BOUDOIR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267

YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS – BRANDI BARTHELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297

THE VILLA AT GRUENE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

ZIO’S ITALIAN KITCHEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140

VILLAGE VENUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

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WRITERS

Wild Bunches Floral photos on pages 6, 303, 309, 334, and 335 courtesy of Anastasia Strate Photography.

Diana De La Torre PHOTOGRAPHY Hyde Park Photography (Real Wedding Style – Carolyn & Steven page 126)

Aly Am Paperie Invitations & Gifts photos on pages 299 and 318 courtesy of Lynsie Rae Photography.

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