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Contents

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The First Steps

The Celebration

Solving the Planning Puzzle . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Make Your Reception Special . . . . . . . . . . 31

FYI – Consultant Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Did You Know? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Obtaining a Marriage License . . . . . . . . . 18

Reception Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

FYI – Tipping Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Trend Watch – Donuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Your Ceremony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Guests Tell All . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Bridal Extravaganza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Trend Watch – Favors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Kayla & Gino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Trend Watch – Guest Book Alternatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Service Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

Kristina & Lorenzo . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Questions to Ask the Venue . . . . . . . . . . 80

Stacy & Daron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144

FYI – Beverage Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Wine 101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Great Ideas for Receptions . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Real Wedding Style Andrew & Valerie . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Emily & Mason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Katie & Daniel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Mina & Joe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218 Missy & Kyle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226

Locations for Small Weddings . . . . . . . . 96

Samantha & Tyler . . . . . . . . . . . . 232

Rehearsal Dinner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

Sydney & Kiounis . . . . . . . . . . . 244

Unplugged Weddings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

Victoria & Jesse . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272

Getting Married in Austin . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

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Mission: Beautiful Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Bachelorette Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

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The Finery

The Images

For the Perfect Gown, the Secret is Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175

Book Photography Early for the Best Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205

Bridal Gown Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180

Questions to Ask the Photographer . . . 216

Picking the Perfect Accessories . . . . . . 182

Great Ideas for Photography . . . . . . . . . 222

Real Weddings – Attire: His & Hers . . . . 183

DIY Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228

Getting Fit to Be Wed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189

Boudoir Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238

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

Bridesmaids’ Dress Tips So Everyone is Happy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190

Choosing a Videographer . . . . . . . . . . . 240

Making the Sweetest Decision . . . . . . . . 153

Preserving Your Gown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194

FYI – Cake Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156

Men’s Wear Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196

Fresh vs. Frozen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158

We Love This Idea! – Qalo Rings . . . . . . 198

Out-of-Town Guests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Trend Watch – Classic Blue . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Enjoy the Delicious Adventure . . . . . . . . 135 Questions to Ask the Caterer . . . . . . . . . 148

Idea Gallery – Amazing Cakes . . . . . . . . 161 We Love This Idea! – Wine Veils . . . . . . 168 FYI – Icing Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 Trend Watch – Cake Toppers . . . . . . . . . 172

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The Entertainment

The Details

Happily Ever After

What to Know Before Hiring a DJ . . . . 249

Flowers Set the Mood for the Day . . . . 275

Why Use a Travel Agent? . . . . . . . . . . . 308

Dancing at Your Wedding . . . . . . . . . . . 250

FYI – Bouquet Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278

Honeymoon Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310

Hit the Right Note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252

Questions to Ask the Florist . . . . . . . . . 279

Buying Your New Home Together . . . . 312

Bridal Bouquet Comparisons . . . . . . . . 280

The Beauty

Idea Gallery – Flowers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283

The Wedding Professionals

How to Look Picture Perfect . . . . . . . . 260

Make a Great First Impression . . . . . . . 288

Austin Venue Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316

Makeup and Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264

Trend Watch – Handkerchiefs . . . . . . . 290

San Antonio Venue Directory . . . . . . . . . 321

Trend Watch – Bridal Hair . . . . . . . . . . . 265

Let Rental Experts Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291

Directory of Wedding Professionals . . 325

We Love This Idea! – Live Painting . . . 266

FYI – Chair Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294

Salon Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267

Choosing Linens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296

Weight Loss Advice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268

Decorating Made Easier . . . . . . . . . . . . 297 Idea Gallery – Décor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299 Photo Booths and Flipbooks . . . . . . . . 304 Trend Watch – Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306

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IDEA GALLERIES View hundreds of images from real weddings to inspire and amaze you.

VENDOR SPECIALS SPRING: Rina Patel is all smiles after her marriage to Josh vonFrisch at MaMaison. Her Pronovias gown is from Serendipity Bridal in Austin. Flowers by Wild Bunches Floral (page 275). Photography by The Mill Photography Studio (page 203).

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BRIDAL EXTRAVAGANZA View photos of past extravaganzas as well as purchase your tickets for the June 7 or Sept. 13, 2020 Bridal Extravaganza in Austin, and the June 14 or Aug. 23, 2020 Bridal Extravaganza in San Antonio.

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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


SOLVING THE

planning puzzle

Wedding consultants offer brides and their families a wealth of support and information. Consultants listen to your ideas for your day and develop a realistic budget to guide you.

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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. A consultant can also advise on questions of modern etiquette. 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.

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

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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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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

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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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The cost for a marriage license is $60, plus local fees that range from $12 to $22.

OBTAINING

a marriage license

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. You must have the class completion certificate when you apply for your license to have the $60 fee waived. 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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Cash or Credit Cards (no checks).

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age is 18; if under 18 bring a certified copy of your birth certificate

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and a parent or legal guardian with their proof of I.D. n

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.

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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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TRANSPORTATION DRIVER(S)

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15% – 20% of entire bill for the reception.

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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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. 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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where the pages of the

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.

prepared to make decisions at the show and you could save money. Check our website to see who will be there before you go so you’ll know who you want to book.

UPCOMING BRIDAL EXTRAVAGANZAS IN AUSTIN

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Sunday, June 14, 2020 and Sunday, August 23, 2020 Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center 12 - 5 p.m.

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TREND WATCH

guest book alternatives

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Guest books are a way to remember all the special people at your wedding. We love these different ways couples have used to display those memories in their new home.

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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.

n The

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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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?

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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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real wedding style andrew & valerie

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VENUE Star Hill Ranch | PHOTOGRAPHER The Mill Photography Studio WEDDING PLANNER Southern Wedding Bells | VIDEOGRAPHER Corey Kline FLORIST H-E-B Blooms | CAKE Sweet Treets Bakery DJ, DÉCOR, LIGHTING & RENTALS Altared Weddings & Events BARTENDING & CATERER Urban Cowboy Southern Fusion | HAIR & MAKEUP BU Salon DRESS David’s Bridal (ceremony); Simply Dresses (reception) | MENSWEAR Men’s Wearhouse

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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”

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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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VENUE Vista West Ranch | PHOTOGRAPHER Tiffany Hofeldt Photography WEDDING PLANNER Coordinate This | FLOWERS Petal Pushers CAKE Cakes ROCK!!! | CATERER Old 300 BBQ BARTENDING Bar Butlers, LLC | DJ Premier Entertainment Group DRESS Belle Saison Bridal | HAIR & MAKEUP Looks by Lecia MENSWEAR Men’s Wearhouse

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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. outstanding and when it’s due (payment schedule). Ardore Photography & Video

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n Exact

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.

n Detailed

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

n The

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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other details that were agreed to orally you want to be sure are included.

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TREND WATCH

donuts Who says you need cake at a wedding? From sharing the first bite as husband and wife to giving all your guests something sweet, we’ve seen a rise in donuts at weddings lately.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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FYI Beverage GUIDE

Who drinks what? 50% 20%

30% BEER

Champagne

4 ounces/ guest/ serving

SPIRITS

WINE

(Your guests may vary.)

Most wine & liquor is measured in milliliters.

29.6 ml = 1oz

165 12oz. servings = 1/2 keg (15.5 gallons) or about 14 12-packs

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Top 5 types of alcohol in the US* 1 2 3 4 5

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Beer (all types) Wine Vodka Whiskey Rum

/hour

So if you expect to have a reception that lasts 4 hours with 200 guests, figure 800 total drinks.

Beverage Planning Chart Mixed Drinks

1.5 OZ. LIQUOR SERVINGS

Bottles

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67

101

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236

315

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Beer • Wine • Spirits BY POPULARITY

7 0% VODKA

wine 101 When selecting wines for your reception there is a wide variety from around the world. Take a little time and try them. Not only will it be educational, it will also be enjoyable.

4 4% LAGER BEER

ROSE WINES

62% WINE

36% GIN

Rose wines are seen everywhere today, from Instagram to your favorite bar, and range from dry wines to sweet white zinfandel.

5 6% CRAFT BEER

33% BOURBON

5 4% TEQUILA

2 4% CRAFT SPIRITS

53% LIGHT BEER

21% COGNAC

4 6% RUM

2 0% SCOTCH

Source: Bank of America Analytics

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. WHITE WINES Chardonnay is America’s number one selling white wine. Chardonnays are considered a dry wine with little sweetness. Pinot Grigio is a medium-full bodied white wine. Not normally as dry as chardonnay, pinot grigio is often a favorite of those who don’t normally drink wine. Riesling wines come in a variety of styles, light to fullbodied. A sweeter riesling is an excellent choice to pair with a chardonnay to offer 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 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 mediumbody with more pronounced fruit flavors than cabernet. Merlots go well with just about all foods. Pinot Noir is typically a lighter-bodied, fruitier red wine and another excellent choice to please a wide variety of palates. SPARKLING WINES 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.

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Great IDEAS

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FOR RECEPTIONS

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

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

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

n At

n Instead

of feeding your guests wedding cake why not try dessert 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. 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.

n Mix

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

n Use

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

n Have

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

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LOCATIONS

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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. 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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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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unplugged WEDDINGS One of the signs popping up more and more at today’s wedding has one simple statement: “Welcome to our unplugged wedding.” Thanks to cell phones, today’s wedding guests consider themselves photographers and videographers. Their efforts, however, can hamper the work of the photographer and videographer you’ve hired.

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getting married IN AUSTIN tracks were found in 1992, the Green Garden with native and 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.

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. 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.

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 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. 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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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San José 6701 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.

n Mission

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. 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.

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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.

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.

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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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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.

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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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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. 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.

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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 140

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CATERING

n Select

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.

n Locally,

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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down dinner while a buffet service usually works better for larger groups. n Always n Save

ask for a taste test of the proposed menu items.

money… change the time of your wedding and

reception. After a morning wedding you could provide a brunch reception, which would reduce the cost of the food as well as the alcohol.

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your guests when picking menu. Keep reception food

recognizable. sure to ask your caterer exactly what services are included in your

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price quote. n Your

caterer should not only select, purchase and prepare the food, but

also do the set up, serving and cleanup as well. n Most

catering services also provide table linens, china and silverware as

part of their service as well as cake cutting and serving.

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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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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:

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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:

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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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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.


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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 154

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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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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We love this idea!

Before you book your Hill Country winery tour with your “bride tribe,” check out Wine Veils. Available in 2 sizes (5”x5” & 6”x6”), these hem-stitched, sheer fabric squares are the perfect way to keep the bugs out of your wine while still letting it breathe. Silver charms stitched onto each corner provides the perfect weight to keep the veil down while stylishly adorning your wine glass. Available in a variety of colors; 4 per pack. See more at www.WineVeil.com

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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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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.)

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

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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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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.

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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.

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

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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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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.

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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.

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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 knees

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

and then a flare out.

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

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

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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!

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.

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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.

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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 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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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.

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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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Preserving your gown

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.


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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. JACKETS

4 4 Cutaway (a.k.a. morning coat): 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. LAPELS 1 Notched lapel: Least formal lapel style. Features a

triangular indention where the lapel joins the collar. 2 Shawl collar: Smooth, rounded lapel with no notch.

1 & 2 Tuxedo (a.k.a. tux): The most common and classic

3 & 4 Peaked lapel: Broad, V-shaped lapel points up and

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 six-button front). There are three types of lapels: peaked, notched, or shawl.

out just below the collar line.

3 Full dress (a.k.a. tails or tailcoat): Jacket is cropped in

front, with two tails in the back and a two- to six-button front. Usually worn at ultra-formal evening weddings.

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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.

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SHIRT COLLARS 5 Wing collar: Style most often worn with tuxedo jackets,

stand-up collar has downward points.

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.

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.

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book photography early

for the best option Long after the wedding cake has been eaten; long after the flowers have wilted; long after the thank you notes have been written you will have one tangible remembrance of your wedding — the photographs.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

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.

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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.

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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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questions to ask

the photographer How long will the photographer be there? Who will be there? Is there a backup photographer? Who is it? What shots will be taken? Who assists photographer in rounding up guests? Should you ask a family member or friend to assist them? Do prices include rights to make your own prints? What do additional prints and reprints cost? When will the images be available? How long will you have to place your order? How long do orders take to be filled? Can you post images to Facebook or other social media sites? Are you required to feed the photographer? Are they familiar with the wedding and reception sites? Who will check photography restrictions in the church during the ceremony? What does the bridal package include? Can one size photo be substituted for another? Is there a bridal sitting fee? Location fee? What are the payment arrangements? How will the photographer be dressed? Are there any other restrictions in the contract you should know about?

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VENUE, BARTENDING, CATERER & LIGHTING Tobin Center for the Performing Arts PHOTOGRAPHER & VIDEOGRAPHER Ardore Photography & Video WEDDING PLANNER Kim Ann Lauer | DJ Cedar & Oak Entertainment and Events CAKE Blanca’s Cakes & Catering | FLORIST Robert’s Flower Shop DRESS Morilee | HAIR & MAKEUP bride | MENSWEAR Royal Tuxedo TRANSPORTATION Lollypop Carriage Co. Inc.

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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

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.

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

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

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

n Have

the photographer to plan for one group shot of all the guests either panoramic or if possible from above.

n Ask

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

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

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VENUE The Chandelier of Gruene | PHOTOGRAPHER & VIDEOGRAPHER Limelight San Antonio CAKE Pennington’s Cakes | CATERING Heavenly Gourmet Catering FLORIST, RENTALS, DÉCOR & LIGHTING Amy Templeton LIVE MUSIC Jazz Daddies | DJ Maximum Groove Sounds DRESS Celebrations Bridal | HAIR & MAKEUP Dana Duncan; Chasity Walker MENSWEAR Men’s Wearhouse | TRANSPORTATION Elegant Ride

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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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VENUE Vista West Ranch | PHOTOGRAPHER Gypc Girl Photography WEDDING PLANNER Coordinate This | FLORIST Petal Pushers | CAKE The Cupcake Bar CATERER Railroad Bar-B-Que | BARTENDING Bar Butlers, LLC DJ Premier Entertainment Group | VIDEOGRAPHER Moonlit Weddings RENTALS Bee Lavish Vintage Rentals | NEON SIGN customneon.com DRESS Rue de Seine, a&bé bridal shop | HAIR & MAKEUP Lux Beauty & Bridal MENSWEAR Suitsupply; The Black Tux | TRANSPORTATION Fly-Rides

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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

images? n Will

they retouch all your photos as part of the package?

n How

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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

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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.

n Be

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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real wedding style sydney & kiounis

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VENUE, BARTENDING, RENTALS, DÉCOR & LIGHTING The Terrace Club PHOTOGRAPHER The Mill Photography Studio | VIDEOGRAPHER Paper Bird Films FLORIST Wow Factor Floral | CAKE Classic Cakes by Lori; Deshawn’s Delights CATERER Gourmet Gals Catering & Events DJ Texas Pro DJ | LIVE MUSIC Musical Discovery Chamber Players DRESS bride’s mother’s dress (ceremony); Blue Bridal (reception) HAIR The Vintage Hipster | MAKEUP Mei Ling Williams | MENSWEAR JoS. A. Bank

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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.

n Ask

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

n Ask

if they have played at your facility before.

n If

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.

n If

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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n Book

in advance. The more professional DJ companies book 6 to 12 months in advance. Don’t save the DJ as your last vendor to book.

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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. Start four to six months before the wedding to allow more time for practice, especially if you are a newcomer to dancing. Besides the waltz and other traditional dances, the mambo, salsa, swing and even the hustle are all popular at weddings today. Remember that dance lessons can actually be good exercise and a stress reliever.

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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.

n Many

churches will not allow two pieces which are most familiar considering them inappropriate for a worship service. “The Wedding March” from Wagner’s “Lohengrin” is performed in the opera after the ill-fated

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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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how to look picture perfect For many brides, it’s all about the wedding photos, and with good reason. Wedding photographs are lovely and permanent reminders of a grand day in the lives of families. It’s a physical reflection of the endless promise of love, partnership, and commitment to the future. So, of course, women want to look perfect hanging on the wall! continued on page 262

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

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.

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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.


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.

n Wear

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 all-over 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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n Remember

that your eyes are the focal point of your face. Eye makeup should be subtle; use just enough to enhance your natural eye color.

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color consultation will help you select the “right white” for your wedding dress, as well as the most flattering colors for your bridesmaids’ gowns and flowers. Carefully chosen colors will complement the bridesmaids’ skin and eyes; this will also create the correct color background for the bride.

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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.

n Part

of your total beauty care is a manicure. Your hands must be soft, your cuticles and nails beautifully trimmed and polished when you greet your guests in the receiving line.

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pedicure makes your feet feel wonderful. The color of polish you choose should be coordinated with your makeup; i.e., don’t use pink with red lipstick.

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n Paraffin

treatments will soften both your hands and feet.

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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.

n If

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.

n Meet

with your hair stylist several weeks before your wedding to practice styles with your veil to get just the look you want.

n If

possible, invest in on-site hair and makeup experts. You’ll have one less errand to run the day of your wedding and will feel extremely pampered.

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Almost every bride, once she starts thinking about a gown, also starts thinking about her body. If like most brides you are looking to get slim and trim for your wedding, there are a variety of ways to do it. n The

weight loss ADVICE

first thing NOT to do, is go on a crash diet. While you may lose some pounds quickly, odds are they won’t stay off over the months it takes planning a wedding. Not only can crash diets play havoc with dress fittings, they can also lead to dizziness, fatigue and a whole host of health problems.

n The

first step to losing weight is checking with your physician. Once you have been cleared to start a weightloss program, you can start considering the many options available. Even if time is moving quickly you can lose weight fast. Some medically supervised weight loss programs average three pounds a week for women, and five pounds a week for men.

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matter what program you decide on, make sure it includes exercise. If you don’t already exercise regularly, your upcoming wedding is the perfect opportunity — and incentive — for getting started. Why not start your new life with your fiancé by starting an exercise program together?

n Once

again, there is a wide range of options for exercising. Today, options for exercise include a variety of great fitness centers, health clubs, gyms, specialized yoga, martial arts, aerobic and dance classes, not to mention local parks, community education programs or even your own home. It doesn’t take much to make a difference.

n As

an added bonus, not only will a regular exercise program and sensible diet help you lose weight and look better, it is a great way to reduce the stress that comes with planning a wedding.

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quick tip When thinking about your flowers, keep in mind that using bigger blooms means you’ll need fewer stems which may save you money.

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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.

n Traditionally,

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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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.

n Some

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

n Ask

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.

n Think

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

n Flowers

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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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FYI Bouquet GUIDE

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.

Most Popular Flowers (in no particular order)

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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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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 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: $215 to $240

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BOUQUET TIPS

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

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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.

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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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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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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. Likewise, reception tables are often not ready for decorating until an hour or two before the dinner. So, often there isn’t time for members of the wedding party to take on the decorating task, as well as to be relaxed and ready for the wedding. If you prefer to have a hand in your own decorating, look for decorations that can be prepared

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.

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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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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.

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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!

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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

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Tips & Gratuities

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Ground Transportation

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Sight-seeing

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Hotel or Lodge

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Shopping

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Food & Beverage

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Total

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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.

Your once-a-month payment is no longer cash flowing into someone else’s pocket. For example, if you pay $1,000 rent per month, that is $12,000 in rent per year and that equals $120,000 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. 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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In addition to your credit score, the loan officer will review your monthly income in relation to your current debt and 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. 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


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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.

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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.

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

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Decide type of wedding.

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Shop for trousseau and apparel for honeymoon; prenuptial parties.

Decide budget; discuss sharing of expenses.

Reserve limousine, carriage, trolley, or coach transportation.

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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.

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Select attendants’ apparel.

SHOP_______________________ PHONE

Choose reception facility.

Order wedding and groom’s cakes.

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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)

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Review reception seating and order place cards.

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

Select florist/decorator. (see article)

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Arrange bridemaids’ brunch or luncheon.

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Select music for reception. (see article)

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Select ceremony accessories.

Have engagement photos taken.

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Confirm honeymoon trip reservations.

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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.

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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 Decorations (other than flowers) Undergarments Jewelry Accessories Hair & makeup

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

Groom’s tuxedo/shoes/accessories Bride’s wedding band

STATIONERY (2-4%) Invitations

Groom’s wedding band Announcements

CEREMONY (3-5%)

Response cards

Church/ceremony site

Thank-you notes

Officiant

Ceremony programs

Organist

Calligraphy/addressing

Musicians/soloist

Postage

Marriage license

Printed napkins Guest book & pen Other

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BUDGETED COST

continued from Page P5

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

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Other restrictions

On-site parking available

Handicapped accessible

Security deposit required?

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RECORD OF payments DATE

PAYMENT MADE TO

AMOUNT OF DEPOSIT

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BALANCE DUE

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

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B

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

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The Edge Wedding & Event Venue 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 350 3587 E. US Hwy 290, Fredericksburg (830) 998-2800 www.TheEdgeFredericksburg.com

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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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Flintrock Falls Ballroom 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 200 114 3 3 3 3 401 Jack Nicklaus Dr. & 115 (512) 261-7200 www.thehillscc.com Freda’s Seafood Grille 10903 Pecan Park Blvd. (512) 506-8700 www.fredasaustin.com

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

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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 The Hills of Lakeway Country Club 3 3 220 114 26 Club Estates Pkwy. & 115 (512) 261-7200 www.thehillscc.com Holiday Inn Austin Midtown 6000 Middle Fiskville Rd. (512) 206-3060 www.HiAusMid.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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House on the Hill 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 150 319 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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Hotel Granduca Austin 320 S. Capital of Texas Hwy (512) 306-6421 www.granducaaustin.com/weddings

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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 The Kendall 128 W. Blanco Rd., Boerne (830) 249-2138 www.TheKendallTX.com/weddings

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La Bonne Vie Ranch 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 225 1827 Pfiester Rd., Fredericksburg (830) 998-7601 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 3 350 2510 Onion Creek Pkwy. (512) 383-2004 www.onioncreekclub.com

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

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Prima Vista 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 601 Sandy Point Rd., Wimberley (512) 648-9800 www.PrimaVistaEvents.com

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The Ranch House at Teravista 3 B 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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3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 Reunion Ranch 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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Seguin Events Compex 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 800 950 S. Austin St., Seguin (830) 401-2486 www.VisitSeguin.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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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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Texas Hill Country Venue 3 B 3 3 3 3 150 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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200 Thistlewood Manor & Gardens 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1520 Roland Ln., Kyle (512) 268-1900 www.thistlewoodmanor.com

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

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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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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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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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Alstadt Brewery 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 200 6120 US Hwy 290 E., Fredericksburg (830) 304-2330 www.AltstadtBeer.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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3 3 3 3 100 Blanco BBQ 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 County Line Barbeque 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 140 IH-10 W. • (210) 641-1998 Riverwalk • (210) 229-1941 www.countyline.com

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The Edge Wedding & Event Venue 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 350 3587 E. US Hwy 290, Fredericksburg (830) 998-2800 www.TheEdgeFredericksburg.com

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3 B 3 Elm Pass Woods 280 Elm Pass Rd., Center Point (210) 912-9320 www.ElmPassWoods.com

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Emporium By Yarlen 3 I 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 600 36 2218 E. Chavaneaux Rd. & 37 (210) 627-9800 www.emporiumbyyarlen.com 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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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 Grand Promenade at Pat O’Brien’s 3 I 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 300 113 Alamo Plaza (210) 212-3957 www.thegrandpromenade.com

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

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

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Holiday Inn Riverwalk 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 300 217 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.jackguentherpavilion.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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The Kendall 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 350 128 W. Blanco Rd., Boerne (830) 249-2138 www.TheKendallTX.com/weddings

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La Bonne Vie Ranch 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 225 1827 Pfiester Rd., Fredericksburg (830) 998-7601 www.LaBonneVieRanch.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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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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Las Fuentes by Emporium 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 11624 W. Culebra Rd., #501 (210) 787-0849 www.LasFuentesBanquetHall.com

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

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3 B 3 3 3 3 300 The Oaks at Hollowell 3 3 3 3 10345 Hollowell Rd., Atascosa (210) 378-1747 www.HollowellEvents.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/events/weddings

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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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Retama Park 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 One Retama Prkwy. (210) 651-7136 www.RetamaPark.com/private-events

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Roszell Gardens Event Venue 3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 125 7561 E. Evans (210) 651-6520 www.roszellgardens.com

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Rosenberg Sky Room 847 E. Hildebrand (210) 805-5805 www.rosenbergskyroom.com

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Seguin Events Compex 3 B 3 3 3 800 3 3 950 S. Austin St., Seguin (830) 401-2486 www.VisitSeguin.com

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Texas Hill Country Venue 3 B 3 3 3 3 150 Bandera (210) 288-8013 www.TexasHillCountryVenue.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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3 B 3 3 3 3 200 Tres Molinos Ranch & Resort 4260 RR 783 N., Harper (830) 992-8783 www.TresMolinosResort.com

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Tuscany Venue 16102 Old Fredericksburg Rd. (210) 577-8878 www.TuscanyVenue.com

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3 B 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1000 The Veranda 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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Independent Beauty Consultants: Lisa Bradley • (210) 844-1886 or (210) 405-0669 Muriel Perez • (210) 577-8949 or (830) 217-9506 Web site: www.marykay.com Independent Beauty Consultants: Nancy North • (512) 423-9867 Melody Wood • (512) 755-2483 Theresa Pore • (512) 507-4144 Denise Villarreal • (512) 656-6692 Web site: www.marykay.com

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

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S Vital Life Wellness Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT 2520 Broadway, Ste. 100 418 N. Loop 1604 W. (210) 381-3628 Web site: www.VitalLifeWellness.com

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9003 Waterford Centre Blvd., #120 • (512) 856-5610 Web site: www.YourBestBodyTodayAustin.com

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

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BRIDAL WEAR & ACCESSORIES

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

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

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S Betty Jane’s Bakeshoppe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14377 Blanco Rd. • (210) 492-1952 Web site: www.BettyJanesBakeShoppe.com

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

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S Duck Donuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

11703 Huebner Rd., Ste. 113 • (210) 476-5500 or (870) 995-3518 Web site: www.duckdonuts.com/location/san-antonio-txhuebner-commons

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

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

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

Web site: www.HEB.com/static-page/wedding-cakes

A Kayla Knight Cakes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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

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

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

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3307 Hillcrest Dr. • (210) 732-5070 Web site: www.cateringbycelebration.com

1615 S. Laredo St. • (210) 373-4480 Web site: www.fusioncateringsanantonio.com 1400 Barton Springs • (512) 865-0764 Web site: www.CaterAustin.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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12233 RR 620 North, Ste. 114 • (512) 433-6860 Web site: www.michellespatisserie.com 167

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

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5401 FM 1626, Ste. 810, Kyle • (830) 307-0554 Web site: www.Ilarios.com

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

A Stregare Baking Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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

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

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

S Heavenly Gourmet BBQ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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

A Kreuz Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141

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

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

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

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

A Sweet Treets Bakery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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6705 W. Hwy 290, Ste. 601 • (512) 892-2233 Web site: www.SweetTreetsBakery.com CATERERS

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

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

A Pascal’s Catering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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S 3009 Restaurant & Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT 17460 IH 35 N, Ste. 500 • (210) 651-0415 Web site: www.heb.com/3009

A 512 Boutique Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 (512) 779-8697 Web site: www.512BoutiqueEvents.com

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

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

A Red Book Chef Catering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 2120 West Braker Ln., Ste. H • (512) 983-0793 Web site: www.redbookchef.com

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

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

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

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 To email any of these Wedding Professionals, please see our website. 326 • The Wedding Professionals • www.TexasWeddings.com

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Smokey Mo’s Bar-B-Q. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A 1601 S. IH 35 • (512) 828-4050 S 22106 Bulverde Rd., Ste. 108 • (210) 760-2321 Web site: www.SmokeyMosBBQ.com

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S Sofia’s Catering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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

A Sterling Events Austin Catering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 & 9 6134 E. Hwy 290 • (512) 261-0142 Web site: www.SterlingEventsAustin.com

A Table 620. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT 2000 RR 620 S., Lakeway • (512) 599-5860 Web site: www.HEB.com/Table620 136 & 137

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

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

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

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A Arthur Murray Dance Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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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 DÉCOR & LIGHTING

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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

3500 Private Rd. 2254, Sonora • Toll Free (855) 414-3337 Web site: www.JLBar.com

A S The Pavilions at Rockport Beach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PAGE

A Fairy Godsitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(512) 803-7377 Web site: www.FairyGodsitters.com CONSULTANTS

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

A S JL Bar Ranch, Resort & Spa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT

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

CHILDCARE

A Trademark Weddings & Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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(707) 567-0698 Web site: www.pweaustin.com

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S Grace Lutheran Church. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A S Granberry Hills Event Facility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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

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

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(210) 725-4449 Web site: www.Picturesque1.com

15284 Potranco Rd. • (210) 610-9800 Web site: www.sofisslice.com

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

S Picturesque Event Planning & Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A Vacations in Paradise. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S Bottled with Love Events and Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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(210) 381-1537 or (210) 850-8399 (210) 251-7046 Web site: www.abravaevent.com

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

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2407 S. Bell Blvd., Ste. B, Cedar Park • (512) 458-3535 Web site: www.CompleteWeddingAustin.com

S COMPLETE weddings + events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 A Exodus Sound Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(832) 655-5189 Web site: www.ExodusSound.co 17

(512) 859-3443 Web site: www.BrushyCreekEvents.com

S Creative Events by KAM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(210) 595-9025 Web site: CompleteWeddingSanAntonio.com

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

A Brushy Creek Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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911 Navigation Circle, Rockport • (361) 729-6661 Web site: www.RockportBeach-Texas.com

S Four 40 Entertainment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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S Future Sounds DJ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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6904 Bandera Rd., Ste. 3 • (210) 607-3368 Web site: www.four40entertainment.com

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(210) 920-7002 Web site: www.creative-eventsbykam.wixsite.com/kamevents

(210) 945-9601 Web site: www.future-sounds.com

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

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(512) 542-4262 Web site: www.GrooveLineProductions.com

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

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

8423 Research Blvd. • (512) 261-0142 Web site: www.SterlingEventsAustin.com

A S Weddings by Design by H-E-B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT

13409 NW Military Hwy, Ste. 108 • (210) 771-4107 Web site: www.lumenevents.net

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S Power Sounds Event Entertainment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402 W. Rhapsody Dr. • (210) 365-0052 Web site: www.PowerSoundsDJ.com

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(210) 580-4948 Web site: www.onesoundpro.com

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403 KC Memory Lane, Dripping Springs • (512) 858-0868 Web site: www.wildbunchesfloral.com FLOWER GIRL & RING BEARER

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

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A Arundel Ensemble. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (512) 565-8563 Web site: www.ArundelEnsemble.com

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A Barton Strings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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S ILoveKickboxing.com. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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S Take Control Health and Weight Loss Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Alamo Ranch – 10919 Culebra Rd., Ste. 187 • (210) 259-8905 Colonnade – 9813 IH 10 W. • (210) 616-4266 Stone Oak – 19239 Stone Oak Pkwy, Ste. 109 • (210) 451-0095 Web site: www.ILoveKickboxing.com

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9632 Hajovsky Rd., La Grange • (979) 263-2406 Web site: www.TexasPartyAnimals.com

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3016 Guadalupe St., Ste. B200 • (512) 599-4067 Web site: www.30MinuteHit.com/Austin

(512) 454-0456 Web site: www.hydeparkstrings.com

A Texas Party Animals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

A 30 Minute Hit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(512) 445-6864 Web site: www.bartonstrings.com

A Hyde Park Strings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

(210) 527-7840 Web site: www.VegasEventGroup.com

1583 E. Common St., Ste. 100, New Braunfels • (830) 730-0192 Web site: www.TCIdealWeightLoss.com

A Transform with Coach Neal,

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S e e Gif ts, P h oto B ooth s/Flipbooks

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Fitness & Nutrition Coaching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (309) 721-9956 Web site: www.TransformWithCoachNeal.com

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

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Web site: www.heb.com/weddings

A Wild Bunches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

ENTERTAINMENT — LIVE

Web site: www.heb.com/blooms

A Sterling Events Austin Design & Floral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 & 9

S ICADJ Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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A Audra’s Petal Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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6015 Lohman Ford Rd., Ste. 110, Lago Vista • (512) 291-7718 Web site:www.AudrasPetalShop.com

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

HOMES, REALTORS & MORTGAGES

S Botanika. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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S Chic Concepts Event Planning & Interior Design . . . . . . . . . .

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A Florals Your Way. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(210) 733-8120 • By appointment. Web site: www.botanika.com

(210) 884-2820 Web site: www.chicconceptstx.com

(512) 658-9337 Web site: www.FloralsYourWay.com

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A Keller Williams Realty – The Murphey Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (512) 809-1107 Web site: www.MyFirstHomeAustin.com

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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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3300 N. IH-35, Ste. 700 • (214) 802-7992 Web site: DanielleReese.ValuedAgent.com

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A Cruise Planners – Denice Kirsh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(830) 643-4674 Web site: www.KirschCruisin.com

A Digital Vacation Quest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(254) 247-1300 Web site: www.patriciacrowell.com

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A The Pet Gal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Toll Free (866) 807-9995 Web site: www.WeddingPetAttendant.com

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A Premier Pet TLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PAGE

S Aly Am Paperie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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S Ct9 Designs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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1919 Lockhill-Selma, Ste. 103 • (210) 375-8400 Web site: www.alyampaperie.com

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(833) 473-8588 Web site: www.www.PremierPetTLC.com PHOTO BOOTHS/FLIPBOOKS

(210) 816-2839 Web site: www.Ct9Designs.com

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S Mad Mad Photo Booths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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S Mobile Memories of SA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

305

S Peek A Booth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A Pixster Photo Booths. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(210) 971-4623 Web site: www.MadMadPhotoBooths.com

A The Pink Tulip. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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5828 Balcones Dr., #203 • (512) 323-2626 Web site: www.PinkTulipInvitations.com JEWELRY/JEWELRY CARE

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(512) 791-2668 Web site: www.RevBonnie.com PET SITTING

HOTELS

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(210) 862-1756

A Rev. Bonnie McKinstry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A Exotic Destinations & Honeymoon Co., LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(512) 658-9744 Web site: www.Ipronounceyou.today

S Pastor Jim Berrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311

Toll Free (888) 249-0865 Web site: www.VacationQuestBlog.com

INVITATIONS & WEDDING ACCESSORIES

A I Pronounce You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(210) 389-7786 Web site: www.MobileMemoriesoOfSA.com

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S Brooch Shack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(210)787-6686 Web site: www.BroochShack.VistaPrintDigital.com/

17503 La Cantera Pkwy., #104-504 • (210) 990-7335 Web site: www.PeekaBoothPics.com 3601 S. Congress Ave., Ste. H-300 Toll Free (888) 668-5524, ext.1 Web site: www.PixsterAustin.com

LIGHTING

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

S e e D é cor & Lig h tin g ; E n terta inm e nt — DJ; Renta ls

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(210) 527-7840 Web site: www.VegasEventGroup.com

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Al so S ee Vid eo g rap h er s

S e e Re n tals

A amy dang photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MARRIAGE EDUCATION S e e Pre m arital Ed u cation

S e e Tu xed os & M en ’s Wear

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S Aria Productions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A Bestshots Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(210) 378-9517 Web site: www.ariaphotovideo.com

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE S e e We dd in g D resses & Acce ssorie s

(512) 269-5284 Web site: www.BestShots.Photography

MUSIC S e e En te rtain men t — DJ ; Enterta inm e nt — Live

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A Central Ceremonies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (512) 844-9080 Web site: www.CentralCeremonies.com

S Ardore Photography & Video. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (210) 418-0038 Web site: www.ArdorePhoto.com

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OFFICIANTS

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(818) 224-8471 Web site: www.amydangphotography.com

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S Black Label Beauty & Boudoir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A Brio Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(830) 282-7836 Web site: www.BlackLabelNB.com (512) 698-4664 Web site: www.brioweddings.com

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A The Candid Photographers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233

(512) 578-8400 Web site: www.TheCandidPhotographers.com

A Michael J Charles Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(512) 777-9784 Web site: www.MichaelJCharles.com

S Christian Ellis Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240

A The Mill Photography Studio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A COMPLETE weddings + events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204

A S Mitchell Bahr Weddings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(210) 373-8660 Web site: www.christianellisimages.com

2407 S. Bell Blvd., Ste. B, Cedar Park • (512) 458-3535 Web site: www.CompleteWeddingAustin.com

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(512) 567-0336 Web site: www.millphotostudio.com

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(512) 501-9679 Web site: www.mitchellbahr.com

S COMPLETE weddings + events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204

S Moments by Quatto Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

213

A Creatrix Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S Odd Brew Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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S Palacios Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

202

A Peary Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(210) 595-9025 Web site: CompleteWeddingSanAntonio.com

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(512) 808-0220 Web site: www.CreatrixPhotography.com

6904 Bandera Rd., Ste. 3 • (210) 712-9861 Web site: www.momentsbyquattro.com

(210) 251-1716 Web site: www.OddBrewPhotography.com

S Droptine Studios. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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S Echo Alpha Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(432) 853-6300 Web site: www.DroptineStudios.com

(210) 350-6787 or (956) 432-8872 Web site: www.Palacios-Photography.com/blog

(404) 490-0667 Web site: www.EchoAlphaMedia.com

(214) 763-1105 Web site: www.pearyphotography.com

S Expose the Heart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200

A PGL Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A Fine Art Memories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A Photos by Martina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(210) 549-7427 Web site: www.exposetheheart.com

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(512) 903-8027 Web site: www.FineArtMemories.com

A Gypc Girl Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A Inspired Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(210) 378-1747 Web site: www.HollowellEvents.com

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A Ross Lucksinger Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(402) 704-7669 Web site: www.RossLucksinger.com

(512) 721-9845 Web site: www.inspiredimagesaustin.com

S Sun Gold Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A Tiffany Hofeldt Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(830) 609-9018 Web site: www.sungoldphotography.com

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(512) 695-6668 Web site: www.jingalingphotography.com

(512) 557-4377 Web site: www.tiffanyhofeldt.com 206

1200 Estancia Prkwy. • (512) 960-6489 Web site: www.JuanRuizPhotography.com

A Keira Hand Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S Raul’s Photography & Videography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1868 Grandstand Blvd. • (210) 725-7117 Web site: www.raulsphotography.com

S Hollowell Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A Juan Ruiz Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

208

(512) 910-5592 Web site: www.PhotosbyMartina.net

(505) 480-3471 Web site: www.gypcgirlphotography.com

A Jingaling Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(512) 829-8314 Web site: www.PGLPhotography.com

A Toast Entertainment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(512) 468-3613 Web site: www.toastent.com 206

(512) 413-3797 Web site: www.KeiraHand.com

S VCH Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A White Buffalo Weddings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(210) 369-8241 Web site: www.vchphotography.com

S Limelight San Antonio Photography & Video. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

207

S Matrix Digital Arts Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

225

A Mercedes Morgan Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

222

6391 DeZavala, Ste. 221 • (210) 842-6620 Web site: www.limelightsanantonio.com

(512) 534-8825 Web site: www.WhiteBuffaloWeddings.com

9014 Sahara Woods, Universal City • (210) 487-9068 Web site: www.MatrixDigitalArts.com

A Witte Idea | Photo & Film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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326 Lee St., San Marcos • (832) 477-6099 Web site: www.WitteIdea.com

(512) 289-4341 Web site: www.MercedesMorgan.com

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A S Altstadt Brewery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

70 & 71

SALON SERVICES & SPA

6120 US Hwy 290 E., Fredericksburg • (830) 304-2330 Web site: www.AltstadtBeer.com

S ee B eau t y, S ki n C are, Make U p & H air

A Capital Cruises. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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208 Barton Springs Rd. • (512) 480-9264 Web site: www.capitalcruises.com/weddings1

S ee Ren t als

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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TRAVEL AGENCIES S ee H o n eymo o n s

TUXEDOS & MEN’S WEAR

A Freda’s Seafood Grille. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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10903 Pecan Park Blvd. • (512) 506-8700 Web site: www.fredasaustin.com

S Hard Rock Café . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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111 W. Crockett St. • (210) 800-8247 Web site: www.Hardrock.com/Cafes/San-Antonio/

S Hillside Boutique Hotel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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S Holiday Inn Riverwalk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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1651 US Highway 90 W., Castroville • (830) 538-3200 Web site: www.HillsideTexas.com 217 N. St. Mary’s St. • (210) 272-1519 Web site: www.hiriverwalk.com

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

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606 Trinity St. • (512) 692-8059 Web site: www.ironcactus.com 117

6550 Comanche Trail • (512) 266-9242 Web site: www.oasis-austin.com

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10515 W. IH-10 • (210) 863-7014 Web site: www.GautierDresses.com

A S Men’s Wearhouse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Web site: www.menswearhouse.com/tuxedo

S Rex Formal Wear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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S Tuxedo Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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6844 San Pedro • (210) 824-ATUX (2889) 1326 SW Military Dr. • (210) 921-ATUX (2889) Web site: www.rexformalwear.com 6510 Bandera Rd. • (210) 446-0104 Web site: www.TuxedoJones.com

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8 & 9

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

70 & 71

6120 US Hwy 290 E., Fredericksburg • (830) 304-2330 Web site: www.AltstadtBeer.com

A Angel Springs Event Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

RENTALS

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A American Party Rental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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8717 Burnet Rd. • (512) 271-6626 Web site: www.americanpartyrental.com

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2606 FM 758, New Braunfels • (830) 358-3333 Web site: www.theallenfarmhaus.com

A S Altstadt Brewery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A Sterling Event Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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1500 County Rd. 267, Georgetown Toll Free (866) 771-1500 Web site: www.angelspringsevents.com

A Antebellum Oaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

58

14913 Murfin Rd. • (512) 423-0372 Web site: www.antebellumoaksvenue.com

A J Bar Luxury Restroom Trailers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

298

5402 S. US Hwy. 281, Burnet • (830) 598-5227 Web site: www.GoJBar.com/Luxury-Restroom-Trailers

S Antler Oaks Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A Austin Party Cruises. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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3862 Hwy 16 N. Bandera • (830) 796-8111 Web site: www.antleroakslodge.com

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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

A Zen Event Rentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8717 Burnet Rd. • (512) 651-658 Web site: www.ZenEventRentals.com

S Gautier Bridal

A S The Allen Farmhaus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A The Oasis on Lake Travis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A Premiere Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

RESTAURANTS S ee Reh ear sal Di n n er s; Ven u es

A l s o S e e Ven u es

2215 Westlake Dr., #105 • (512) 328-9887 Web site: www.austinpartycruises.com

A Avery Ranch Golf Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A Be Our Guest Venue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298

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10500 Avery Club Dr. • (512) 826-1756 Web site: www.averyranchgolf.com 72

176 Cedar Creek Circle, Cedar Creek • (512) 350-4742 Web site: www.BeOurGuestVenue.com

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A Blanton Museum of Art. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. • (512) 471-8698 Web site: www.BlantonMuseum.org 29

A Charles Johnson House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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121 Alamo Plaza • (210) 212-3957 Web site: www.thegrandpromenade.com

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On The Hill – 6500 Bee Cave Rd. • (512) 327-1742 On The Lake – 5204 FM 2222 • (512) 346-3664 Web site: www.countyline.com Austin Downtown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 East 4th St. • (512) 691-9225 Web site: www.hotelaustindowntown.com

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A Crowne Plaza Hotel Austin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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6121 IH-35 North • (512) 323-5466 Web site: www.crowneplaza.com/austincentral

A Deep in the Heart Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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8351 Hwy. 105, Brenham • (713) 817-6317 Web site: www.DeepInTheHeartFarms.com

A S The Edge Wedding & Event Venue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 & 61 3587 E. US Hwy 290, Fredericksburg • (830) 998-2800 www.TheEdgeFredericksburg.com

S Elm Pass Woods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

111

280 Elm Pass Rd., Center Point • (210) 912-9320 Web site: www.ElmPassWoods.com

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A The Hills of Lakeway Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

114 & 115

S Hillside Boutique Hotel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

76

S Hilton Palacio del Rio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A Holiday Inn Austin Midtown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

94

1651 US Highway 90 W., Castroville • (830) 538-3200 Web site: www.HillsideTexas.com

200 South Alamo St. • (210) 224-3393 Web site: www.PalaciodelRio.Hilton.com

6000 Middle Fiskville Rd.. • (512) 206-3060 Web site: www.HiAusMid.com

S Holiday Inn Riverwalk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A The Homestead. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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217 N. St. Mary’s St. • (210) 272-1519 Web site: www.hiriverwalk.com

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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A Hotel Granduca Austin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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306 W. Market St. • (210) 298-8048 Web site: www.TheHotelContessa.com

A Embassy Suites by Hilton San Marcos Hotel & Conference Center & Spa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 1001 E. McCarty Ln., San Marcos • (512) 805-5327 Web site: www.SanMarcos.EmbassySuites.com

S Emporium by Yarlen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 & 37 2218 East Chavaneaux Rd. • (210) 627-9800 Web site: www.emporiumbyyarlen.com

320 S. Capital of Texas Hwy. • (512) 306-6421 Web site: www.granducaaustin.com/weddings

A Hotel Indigo Austin Downtown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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810 Red River Street • (737) 203-9082 Web site: www.HotelIndigo.com/austindtwntx

A Events at Cedar Bend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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138 Hunters Chase, Cedar Creek • (512) 468-3613 Web site: www.EventsAtCedarBend.com

A House on the Hill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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319 Addie Roy Rd. • (512) 327-5377 Web site: www.houseonthehillaustin.com 114 & 115

401 Jack Nicklaus Dr. • (512) 261-7200 Web site: www.thehillscc.com 100

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

S Fredericksburg CVB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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S Gardens at Old Town Helotes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A S JL Bar Ranch, Resort & Spa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT

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302 E. Austin St., Fredericksburg • Toll Free (866) 997-3600 Web site: www.visitfredericksburgtx.com/weddings 126

15060 Antonio Dr., Helotes • (210) 695-4777 Web site: www.gardensatoldtown.com

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

A Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575 Hyatt Lost Pines Rd., Lost Pines • (512) 308-1234 Web site: LostPines.Regency.Hyatt.com

S Floresville Event Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A HighPointe Estate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

26 Club Estates Parkway • (512) 261-7200 Web site: www.thehillscc.com

A Courtyard & Residence Inn by Marriott

A Flintrock Falls Ballroom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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5555 CR 258, Liberty Hill • (512) 636-9200 Web site: www.HighPointeEstate.com

A The County Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S Hard Rock Café . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 W. Crockett St. • (210) 800-8247 Web site: www.Hardrock.com/Cafes/San-Antonio/

404 Atlanta St. • (512) 767-0788 Web site: www.travispost76.org

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113 Alamo Plaza • (210) 212-3957 Web site: www.thegrandpromenade.com

S The Briar’s Suite at Pat O’Brien’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S The Grand Promenade at Pat O’Brien’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3500 Private Rd. 2254, Sonora • Toll Free (855) 414-3337 Web site: www.JLBar.com

S The Jack Guenther Pavilion at The Briscoe Art Museum. . .

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A Kalahari Resorts and Conventions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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210 W. Market St. • (210) 507-4849 Web site: www.JackGuentherPavilion.com

3001 Kalahari Blvd., Round Rock • (512) 501-3493 Web site: www.KalahariResortWeddings.com 45-48

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

A S The Kendall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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128 W. Blanco Rd., Boerne • (830) 249-2138 Web site: www.TheKendallTX.com/weddings

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A S La Bonne Vie Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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1827 Pfiester Rd., Fredericksburg • (830) 998-7601 Web site: www.LaBonneVieRanch.com

A Prima Vista. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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601 Sandy Point Rd., Wimberley • (512) 648-9800 Web site: www.PrimaVistaEvents.com

S La Escondida Celebration Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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S Lambermont Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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9888 Escondida Rd., Helotes • (210) 313-4209 Web site: www.laescondidacelebrationcenter.com

A The Ranch House at Teravista. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4333 Teravista Club Dr., Round Rock • (512) 826-1756 Web site: www.teravistagolf.com

S Retama Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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S Las Fuentes by Emporium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

A Reunion Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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S Maestro Event Plaza. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A River Place Country Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S Magnolia Halle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A McKinney Roughs Nature Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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950 E. Grayson • (210) 271-9145 Web site: www.lambermontevents.com

One Retama Prkwy. • (210) 651-7136 Web site: www.RetamaPark.com/private-events

11624 W. Culebra Rd., #501 • (210) 787-0849 Web site: www.LasFuentesBanquetHall.com 1811 S. Laredo St. • (210) 846-0744 Web site: www.MaestroEventPlaza.com

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S San Antonio Botanical Garden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A S Seguin Events Complex. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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18826 Bandera Rd., Helotes • (210) 988-3334 Web site: www.theoaksatheavenly.com

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950 S. Austin St., Seguin • (830) 401-2486 Web site: www.VisitSeguin.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 The Oaks at Hollowell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A The Oasis on Lake Travis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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10345 Hollowell Rd., Atascosa • (210) 378-1747 Web site: www.HollowellEvents.com

A Sterling Event Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

6550 Comanche Trail • (512) 266-9242 Web site: www.oasis-austin.com

A Sterling Events at Skyline Ballroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 & 9 6134E. Hwy 290 • (512) 261-0142 Web site: www.SterlingEventsAustin.com

S Old Mill Resort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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S Olympia Hills Golf & Event Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A Onion Creek Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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1554 Gruene Rd., New Braunfels • (830) 387-5833 Web site: www.OldMillResortatGruene.com

A The Terrace Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

OUTSIDE BACK COVER

2600 Hwy. 290 East, Dripping Springs • (512) 894-4009 Web site: www.theterraceclub.com

12900 Mount Olympus, Universal City • (210) 945-4653 Web site: www.olympiahillsgolf.com/events/weddings

A TerrAdorna. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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10900 Hibbs Lane, Manor • (512) 585-9105 Web site: www.terradorna.com

2510 Onion Creek Pkwy • (512) 383-2004 Web site: www.onioncreekclub.com

A The Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs Mansion. . . . . . . . .

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2312 San Gabriel St. • (512) 476-5845 Web site: www.themansion.info

S The Pavilion by Hilton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A Pecan Grove. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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200 South Alamo St. • (210) 224-3393 Web site: www.pavilionsanantonio.com

A S Texas Hill Country Venue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

18550 FM 1826, Driftwood • (512) 894-3117 Web site: www.SaltLickBBQ.com 5441 Babcock, #200 • (210) 615-0009 Web site: www.plazalecea.com

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555 Funston Place • (210) 536-1400 Web site: www.sabot.org/rent-the-garden/

1000 Cypress Creek Lane, Wimberley • (512) 847-6000 Web site: www.messinainntx.com

S Plaza Lecea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S Roszell Gardens Event Venue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7561 E. Evans • (210) 651-6520 Web site: www.roszellgardens.com

403 KC Memory Lane, Dripping Springs • (512) 894-0700 Web site: www.memorylaneweddings.com

S The Oaks at Heavenly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S Rosenberg Sky Room. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 847 E. Hildebrand • (210) 805-5805 Web site: www.rosenbergskyroom.com

1884 Hwy 71 West, Cedar Creek • (512) 303-5073 Web site: www.lcra.org/parks

A Messina Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4207 River Place Blvd. • (512) 346-1114 ext. 3904 Web site: www.riverplaceclub.com

10319 Huebner Rd. • (210) 496-0828 Ext. 4 Web site: www.magnoliahalle.com

A Memory Lane Event Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

850 CR 255, Georgetown • (512) 515-6200 Web site: www.reunionranch1.com

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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 104

A Thistlewood Manor & Gardens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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1520 Roland Ln., Kyle • (512) 268-1900 Web site: ThistlewoodManor.com

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A Thurman’s Mansion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A Double Knot Pictures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S The Tower of the Americas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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S Tres Molinos Ranch & Resort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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739 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. • (210) 223-3101 Web site: www.toweroftheamericas.com 4260 RR 783 N., Harper • (830) 992-8783 Web site: www.TresMolinosResort.com

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

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17900 FM 1826, Driftwood • (512) 894-3117 Web site: www.SaltLickBBQ.com

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

S Ever After Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A S Ladybird Studios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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136 Old San Antonio Rd., Ste. 103, Boerne • (830) 428-0617 Web site: www.evraftr.com

206 W. Main St., Ste. 105, Round Rock • (972) 880-2981 Web site: www.ladybirdstudios.com

A PhotoHouse Films . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S Tuscany Venue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16102 Old Fredericksburg Rd. • (210) 577-8878 Web site:www.TuscanyVenue.com

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A Twin Creeks Country Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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3201 Twin Creeks Club Dr., Cedar Park • (512) 250-3956 Web site: www.twincreeksclub.com

S The Venue and Bed & Breakfasts of Monarc Ranch. . . . . . . . .

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S The Veranda. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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S The Villa at Gruene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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1659 Jung Ln., Fredericksburg • (830) 997-9482 Web site: www.MonarcRanch.com

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1319 Rosewood Ave. • (512) 730-0343 Web site: www.doubleknotpictures.com

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1206 West 38th St., Ste. 1201 • (512) 726-0376 Web site: www.PhotoHouseFilms.com

S Stryde Studios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A Witte Idea | Photo & Film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2023 Lockhill Selma Rd. • (210) 460-2777 Web site: www.StrydeWeddings.com

326 Lee St., San Marcos • (832) 477-6099 Web site: www.WitteIdea.com WEDDING ACCESSORIES S ee C akes & Sweet s; Invit at i o n s & Wed d i n g Accesso r i e s

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

1190 Gruene Rd., New Braunfels • (830) 625-9463 Web site: www.villaatgruene.com

S Village Venue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2032 Central Plaza, New Braunfels • (830) 460-3500 Web site: www.VillageVenueNB.com

A Vintage Villas Hotel & Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4209 Eck Lane • (512) 220-0185 Web site: www.vintagevillas.com

A The Vista on Seward Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 6414 West Bee Cave Rd. • (512) 327-3843 Web site: www.thevistaonsewardhill.com

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S Brides by Elizabeth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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1120 West Blanco Rd. • (210) 408-4560 Web site: www.BridesbyElizabeth.com

S Gautier Bridal

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10515 W. IH-10 • (210) 863-7014 Web site: www.GautierDresses.com

S Lassos by Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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30 MINUTE HIT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258 3009 RESTAURANT & BAR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT 512 BOUTIQUE EVENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 A GALA EVENT CATERING & EVENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 THE ALLEN FARMHAUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

ALTSTADT BREWERY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 & 71 ALY AM PAPERIE INVITATIONS & GIFTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289 AMERICAN PARTY RENTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295 AMY DANG PHOTOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234 ANGEL SPRINGS EVENT CENTER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 ANTEBELLUM OAKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 ANTLER OAKS LODGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 ARDORE PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235 ARIA PRODUCTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214 ARTHUR MURRAY DANCE STUDIOS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250 ARUNDEL ENSEMBLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254 AUDRA’S PETAL SHOP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276 AUSTIN PARTY CRUISES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 AVERY RANCH GOLF CLUB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 BARTON STRINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254 BE OUR GUEST VENUE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 BESTSHOTS PHOTOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216 BETTY JANE’S BAKESHOPPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 BLACK LABEL BEAUTY & BOUDOIR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238 BLANCO BBQ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 BOTANIKA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277 BOTTLED WITH LOVE EVENTS AND DESIGN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 BRASS OVARIES POLE AND AERIAL STUDIO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 BRAVA EVENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 THE BRIAR’S SUITE AT PAT O’BRIEN’S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 BRIDE ON A BUDGET EVENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 BRIDES BY ELIZABETH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 BRIO PHOTOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234 BROOCH SHACK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258 BRUSHY CREEK EVENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 CAFE MUELLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT

EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON SAN MARCOS HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER & SPA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 EMPORIUM BY YARLEN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 & 37 EVENTS AT CEDAR BEND. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 EVENTS BY TOUCH OF ELEGANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295 EVER AFTER STUDIO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242 THE EXCLUSIVE CAKE SHOP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 EXODUS SOUND COMPANY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257 EXOTIC DESTINATIONS & HONEYMOON CO., LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311 EXPOSE THE HEART . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 FAIRY GODSITTERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258 FINE ART MEMORIES PHOTOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224 FIVE STAR WEDDING GOWN SPECIALIST. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195 FLINTROCK FALLS BALLROOM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 & 115 FLORALS YOUR WAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276 FLORESVILLE EVENT CENTER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 FOUR 40 ENTERTAINMENT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255 FREDA’S SEAFOOD GRILLE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 FREDERICKSBURG CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 FUSION CUISINE CATERING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 FUTURE SOUNDS DJ SERVICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257 GARDENS AT OLD TOWN HELOTES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 GAUTIER BRIDAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 & 177 GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 GRANBERRY HILLS EVENT CENTER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-48 THE GRAND PROMENADE AT PAT O’BRIEN’S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 GREEN MESQUITE CATERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 GROOVE LINE PRODUCTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252 GYPC GIRL PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208 HARD ROCK CAFE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 HEART OF TEXAS BARBECUE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 HEAVENLY GOURMET BBQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 HEAVENLY GOURMET CATERING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 & 133 H-E-B BAKERY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT H-E-B BLOOMS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT HIGHPOINTE ESTATE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 THE HILLS OF LAKEWAY COUNTRY CLUB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 & 115 HILLSIDE BOUTIQUE HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

THE CAKE SHOP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169

HILTON PALACIO DEL RIO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

THE CANDID PHOTOGRAPHERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223

HOLIDAY INN AUSTIN MIDTOWN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

CAPITAL CRUISES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

HOLIDAY INN RIVERWALK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

CATERING BY CELEBRATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147

HOLLOWELL PHOTOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

CELEBRATE YOUR SEXY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239

THE HOMESTEAD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

CENTRAL CEREMONIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258

HOTEL CONTESSA LUXURY SUITES ON THE RIVERWALK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

CHARLES JOHNSON HOUSE (AMERICAN LEGION). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

HOTEL GRANDUCA AUSTIN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

CHIC CONCEPTS EVENT PLANNING & INTERIOR DESIGN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274

HOTEL INDIGO AUSTIN DOWNTOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

CHRISTIAN ELLIS IMAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240

HOUSE ON THE HILL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

COMPLETE WEDDINGS + EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204

HYATT REGENCY LOST PINES RESORT AND SPA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

COUNTY LINE BARBEQUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

HYDE PARK STRINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254

COURTYARD & RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT AUSTIN DOWNTOWN. . . . . . 105

I PRONOUNCE YOU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258

COUTURE ALTERATIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189

ICADJ EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251

CREATIVE EVENTS BY KAM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

ILARIO’S ITALIAN CUISINE & CATERING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150

CREATRIX PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220

ILOVEKICKBOXING.COM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269

CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL AUSTIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

INSPIRED IMAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212

CRUISE PLANNERS – DENICE KIRSCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311

IRON CACTUS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

CRUISE PLANNERS – RUSS RUSSELL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309

J BAR LUXURY RESTROOM TRAILERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298

CT9 DESIGNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289

JACK GUENTHER PAVILION AT THE BRISCOE WESTERN ART MUSEUM . . . . . 73

DEEP IN THE HEART FARMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

JINGALING PHOTOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228

DIGITAL VACATION QUEST. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311

JL BAR RANCH, RESORT & SPA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT

DOUBLE KNOT PICTURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202

JUAN RUIZ PHOTOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206

DR. DANIEL J. LEEMAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263

KALAHARI RESORTS AND CONVENTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

DROPTINE STUDIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221

KAYLA KNIGHT CAKES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167

DUCK DONUTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157

KEIRA HAND PHOTOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206

ECHO ALPHA MEDIA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY – THE MURPHEY TEAM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313

THE EDGE WEDDING & EVENT VENUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 & 61

THE KENDALL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

ELITE BARTENDING SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

KREUZ MARKET. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141

ELM PASS WOODS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

LA BONNE VIE RANCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

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LA ESCONDIDA CELEBRATION CENTER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

REX FORMAL WEAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196

LADYBIRD STUDIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243

RIVER PLACE COUNTRY CLUB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

LAMBERMONT EVENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97

ROSENBERG SKY ROOM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

LAS FUENTES BY EMPORIUM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

ROSS LUCKSINGER PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211

LASSOS BY DESIGN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182

ROSZELL GARDENS EVENT VENUE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

LETTY’S CAKES & MORE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158

RUSTY BUCKET JAW SMACKIN BBQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140

LIMELIGHT SAN ANTONIO PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207

THE SALT LICK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148

LIVIN’ IT WINE TOURS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

SAN ANTONIO BOTANICAL GARDEN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

LUMEN EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253

SEGUIN EVENTS COMPLEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

MAD MAD PHOTO BOOTHS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303

SERRANOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131

MAESTRO EVENT PLAZA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

SHIRLEY BIRD PERRY BALLROOM @TEXAS UNION HALL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

MAGNOLIA HALLE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129

SLEEP INN & SUITES DRIPPING SPRINGS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

MARGARITA MAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

SMOKEY MO’S BAR-B-Q. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146

MARY KAY – LISA BRADLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264

SOFIA’S CATERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140

MARY KAY – NANCY NORTH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267

SPICE OF LIFE CATERING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

MATRIX DIGITAL ARTS PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225

STAYBRIDGE SUITES AUSTIN SOUTH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

MCKINNEY ROUGHS NATURE PARK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

STERLING EVENTS AUSTIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 & 9

MEEMO’S BAKERY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168

STERLING EVENT CENTER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 & 9

MEMORY LANE EVENT CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

STERLING EVENTS AT SKYLINE BALLROOM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 & 9

MEN’S WEARHOUSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199

STERLING EVENTS AUSTIN DESIGN & FLORAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 & 9

MERCEDES MORGAN PHOTOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222

STERLING EVENTS AUSTIN RENTALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 & 9

MESSINA INN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

STREGARE BAKING COMPANY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167

MICHAEL J CHARLES PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230

STRYDE STUDIOS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236

MICHELLE’S PATISSERIE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160

SUGAR SHAKER BAKERY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157

THE MILL PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203

SUN GOLD PHOTOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220

MITCHELL BAHR WEDDINGS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215

SWEET TREETS BAKERY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171

MOBILE MEMORIES OF SA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305

TABLE 620. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT

MOMENTS BY QUATTRO PHOTOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213

TAKE CONTROL HEALTH AND WEIGHT LOSS CLINIC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270

NICKI TURNER, REALTOR WITH BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES TEXAS REALTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270

TERRADORNA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

THE OAKS AT HEAVENLY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

TEXAS FEDERATION OF WOMEN’S CLUBS MANSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

THE TERRACE CLUB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OUTSIDE BACK COVER

THE OAKS AT HOLLOWELL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

TEXAS HILL COUNTRY VENUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

OAKS CROSSING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT

TEXAS OLD TOWN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

THE OASIS ON LAKE TRAVIS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117

TEXAS PARTY ANIMALS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257

ODD BREW PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237

TEXAS PRO DJ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250

OLD MILL RESORT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

THISTLEWOOD MANOR & GARDENS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

OLYMPIA HILLS GOLF & EVENT CENTER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

THURMAN’S MANSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

THE ONE REALTY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313

TIFFANY HOFELDT PHOTOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217

ONE SOUND PRODUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254

TOAST ENTERTAINMENT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

ONION CREEK CLUB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

TOC MEDICAL SPA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261

PALACIOS PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202

TOWER OF THE AMERICAS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

PASCAL’S CATERING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138

TRADEMARK WEDDINGS & EVENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

PASTOR JIM BERRIER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

TRANSFORM WITH COACH NEAL, FITNESS & NUTRITION COACHING. . . . . . 270

PAVILION BY HILTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

TRES MOLINOS RANCH & RESORT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

THE PAVILIONS AT ROCKPORT BEACH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

TRUDY’S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 & 137

PEARY PHOTOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230

TRUE TEXAS BBQ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT

PECAN GROVE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

TUSCANY VENUE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99

PEEK A BOOTH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303

TUXEDO JONES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197

THE PET GAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258

TWIN CREEKS COUNTRY CLUB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

PGL PHOTOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212

VACATIONS IN PARADISE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311

PHOTOHOUSE FILMS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241

VCH PHOTOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231

PHOTOS BY MARTINA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208

VEGA’S EVENT GROUP LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248

PICTURESQUE EVENT PLANNING & DESIGN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

THE VENUE AND BED & BREAKFASTS OF MONARC RANCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

THE PINK TULIP INVITATIONS AND STATIONERY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289

THE VERANDA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

PIXSTER PHOTO BOOTHS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303

THE VILLA AT GRUENE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

PLAZA LECEA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

VILLAGE VENUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

POWER SOUNDS EVENT ENTERTAINMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254

VINTAGE VILLAS HOTEL & EVENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

PREMIER PET TLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258

THE VISTA ON SEWARD HILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

PREMIERE EVENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292 & 293

VITAL LIFE WELLNESS CENTER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOLD OUT

PRIMA VISTA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

WEDDINGS BY H-E-B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128

PROSECCO WEDDINGS & EVENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

WHITE BUFFALO WEDDINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224

THE RANCH HOUSE AT TERAVISTA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

WILD BUNCHES FLORAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275

RAUL’S PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229

WITTE IDEA | PHOTO & FILM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236

RED BOOK CHEF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150

YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS – BRANDI BARTHELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266

RETAMA PARK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

YOUR BEST BODY TODAY AUSTIN, INC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268

REUNION RANCH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

ZEN EVENT RENTALS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298

REV. BONNIE MCKINSTRY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258

ZIO’S ITALIAN KITCHEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149

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