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Wedded Bliss

Jan/Feb 2015

www.theweddedbliss.com

The Premier Bridal and Event Magazine of East Texas

KAYLEE KUNZMAN & DERRICK MARTIN NOVEMBER 15, 2014 PHOTOGRAPHY BY LAUREN ASHLEY PHOTOGRAPHY

Complimentary Issue


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our wedding, engagement, or anniversary announcement declares publicly your love for one another. Don’t settle for a black and white newspaper clipping; let The Wedded Bliss capture your moment in its beautiful full-color pages. Each occasion is a special day to be shared, and The Wedded Bliss extends your special moment in timeless elegance. We know you’ll be impressed with the quality of the publication, from its high-gloss cover, to its beautiful layouts. Our announcements are exclusively East Texas, so don’t be surprised to read about someone you know while turning the pages of The Wedded Bliss.

Each publication of The Wedded Bliss is also available on our web site, so it’s easy to share your announcement with your

From the moment that Emily and Perry announced their engagement, there was such an excitement in our family. Emily is the first of our daughters to marry and the planning of her dream wedding was so exciting and memorable! As her mother, I wanted every detail of the wedding to reflect Emily's “Fairy Tale” come true. Now, as she graces the cover of the Wedded Bliss, it is the perfect finale to her special day. Friends, family and so many others have commented on the beauty of the cover and the inside spread of her special night. Each time I look at the cover it makes my heart smile as the proud mother of my beautiful daughter and bride. Each little girl dreams of their wedding day and Emily knew exactly what she wanted for her special day. During the time we planned the wedding, we couldn't wait to pick up the new copy of the Wedded Bliss to see photographs of brides and their special days. We chose many of our vendors through their advertisements in the magazine as well as pictures of their work. We chose our florist, Fantasy and Fairy Tales, cake designer, Calavera Cakery, music and lighting, CMB Productions, and venue, Villa di Felicita, from the photographs and advertisements in the The Wedded Bliss. We were so pleased with all of them and how they carried out our plan to make Emily's wedding the most unforgettable and perfect day. Sandra and her team were such a blessing to us and they made Emily and I feel so special. We knew we wanted to share our special day with her wedding photos in the magazine. We were even more excited when the cover was available and we had the opportunity for Emily to be the feature bride of the Nov/Dec issue. Sandra worked so professionally and diligently to ensure that the cover was the best it could be and we were thrilled with the finished portraits. Brandi Burkett Photography was the cover photographer, Flawless Artistry and Dollface Makeup Emily’s hair and makeup. Artistry did a beautiful job on Emily The best part of being in The Wedded Bliss is sharing the magazine with family and friends and having it to open over and over again to relive that special day now and for many years to come. Emily has the framed copy of the cover and pages in her new home as an ever present memory of her “dream come true” day. Thanks Wedded Bliss for another great issue!

Brandi Burkett Photogrpahy

Boogie Butt Productions has been with The Wedded Bliss and Sandra McNeese since the beginning of the magazine and it's been amazing to watch it go from a small, local publication to the premier wedding magazine of East Texas. We've loved being involved with The Wedded Bliss’ top notch advertising and their Bridal Faires that we have watched grow over the years to become the largest in East Texas. We enjoy working with and recommending other vendors and we appreciate their recommending us as well. The magazine has so many benefits for its advertisers! It’s also wonderful to see many of our Brides over the years being spotlighted in The Wedded Bliss along with the many venues that we work with every day. It's a wonderful community to be involved with. When a new bride comes to us it's nice to have The Wedded Bliss for them to look at and get ideas from and help them create what they want to achieve. We are excited to be spotlighted in this edition and look forward forwa to having the opportunity for you to know a little more about us at Boogie Butt Productions! (Plus, I bet you’re curious to know why I named it that!) We look forward to many more wonderful years with The Wedded Bliss and being there for You and Your special day. We hope to see you soon!

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Elmwood Gardens opened in 2001 and was still evolving into what is now called a wedding venue. (At that time we were not sure what exactly we were going to be!) We had a tea house and were hosting dinners, plays, Christmas parties, and so much more. While we were constructing what we call our cutting gardens in front of the main entrance, a lady pulled up in a little car and introduced herself as Sandra McNeese and began telling us about a magazine called The Wedded Bliss. She explained that she was starting the magazine to showcase all of the weddings she envisioned would be taking place in East Texas. We weren’t even sure there were enough people wanting to get married outdoors, let alone at our place. We were not sure we needed advertising. In fact, our idea was to do parties, dinners, family reunions, and of course an occasional wedding. Sandra was quite the sales lady and she was so excited about her plans that you couldn’t help but want to be a part of it. We have now been advertising with her magazine for the last ten years and feel that in all of the advertising we do, her magazine has brought us the most business and the most notoriety. The magazine is so beautifully constructed and the photographs are so professionally displayed that you want to just look over it time and time again. Being one of the oldest venues in the East Texas area we would not hesitate to recommend anyone getting into this business to start your advertising campaign with Sandra and The Wedded Bliss magazine. Sandra we cannot thank you enough for all of your support and your contribution to our success.

statement of love beautifully displayed in the pages of The Wedded Bliss, your issue is one you’ll share with many and keep forever. foreve

For more information about submitting an announcement in The Wedded Bliss, call (903) 295-1284 or log on to www.theweddedbliss.com. Photography by Kent Evans


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VOLUME 12

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WEDDINGS

4 Kaylee Kunzman & Derrick Martin

19 Caitlyn Cash & Nick VanMeter

6 Hailee Hamblett & Dr. Joshua Graham

20 Kaylan Hagan & Trent Hanna

8 Hailey Watson & Nicolas Valenti COVER IMAGE BY LAUREN ASHLEY PHOTOGRAPHY

PLACE AN ANNOUNCEMENT Info@TheWeddedBliss.com (903) 295-1284 Publisher/Editor-In-Chief Sandra McNeese Art Director Kenia Bryce (903) 238-6490 Kenia@TheWeddedBliss.com

11 Ashley Cook & Blake McLendon 12 Laura Earsley & Addison Guerra 13 Carli Cooper & Cody Lott 14 Katy Scarborough & Kyle Weatherford

Contributing Writers Cassandra Key Charlotte Taylor Peggy Thomas

23 Ashley Clark & Chase Griggers 24 Ashlee Milner & Jason Scoggins 30

16 Courtney Martin & Benton Bagot 17 Sarah Von Lienen & Jeremy Ashcroft 18 Heather Biard & Derrick Griffin

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ELMWOOD GARDENS

The perfect place to have the perfect day.

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BOOGIE BUTT PRODUCTIONS

Creating the perfect dream-day weddings.

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BREAKFAST GRANOLA

The most gratifying thing about homemade granola is you know exactly what’s in it.

Contributing Photographers Lauren LaBoyteaux

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ENGAGEMENTS

15 Vanessa Rodriguez & Marcus Payne

Proof Editor and Contributing Writer Jennifer Green Cassandra Key Graphic Designers Belinda Miles Bobby Moore Clint Fultner Nathan Roberts

22 Kaylee Rowe & Lee Sheffield

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PLACE AN ADVERTISEMENT J.C. Hope Director of Advertising Sales JC@TheWeddedBliss.com (903) 240-8118

10 Ashlee Milner & Jason Scoggins

21 Sarah Meads & Caleb Bunn

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WEDDINGS

KAYLEE KUNZMAN & DERRICK MARTIN NOVEMBER 15, 2014 | CENTAUR ARABIAN FARMS | TYLER, TEXAS

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY LAUREN ASHLEY PHOTOGRAPHY

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ELEMENTS OF KAYLEE & DERRICK BRIDAL BOUTIQUE Dress Me Bridal FLORIST / WEDDING COORDINATOR Two Dandelions by Diane Reis HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS The Hilton Garden Inn PHOTOBOOTH RENTAL Capture POD East Texas VIDEOGRAPHER A Thousand Word Productions WEDDING RENTALS All American Party and Tent Rentals


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Weddings

Hailee Hamblett & Dr. JosHua GraHam october 11, 2014 | miss mary’s Place | longvieW, texas

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PHotograPHy by andrea Polito PHotograPHy

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Weddings

Hailey Watson & nicolas Valenti november 1, 2014 | lifebridge cHristian center | longvieW, texas

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PHotograPHy by Kris sPelce PHotograPHy

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Weddings

Ashlee Milner & JAson scoggins OctOber 18, 2014 | Villa di Felicita | tyler, texas

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PhOtOgraPhy by casey Jay bensOn PhOtOgraPhy

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Ashley Cook & BlAke MClendon OctOber 25, 2014 | s.A. Orr rAnch | Avinger, texAs PhOtOgrAPhy by brAndi burkett PhOtOgrAPhy

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WEDDINGS

LAURA EARSLEY & ADDISON GUERRA JUNE 21, 2014 | CASTLE ON THE LAKE | JACKSONVILLE, TEXAS

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY SCOTT CHARLSON PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY

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Carli Cooper & Cody lott oCtober 4, 2014 | the reserve | longvieW, texas PhotograPhy by herrington PhotograPhy

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WEDDINGS

KATY SCARBOROUGH & KYLE WEATHERFORD SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 | ELMWOOD GARDENS | PALESTINE, TEXAS

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY SR WOLF PHOTOGRAPHY

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Weddings

Vanessa RodRiguez & MaRcus Payne OctOber 5, 2014 | elmWOOd gardens | Palestine, texas PhOtOgraPhy by gema

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Weddings

Courtney Martin & Benton Bagot septemBer 27, 2014 | tyler, texas

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photography By nate henderson photography

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Weddings

Sarah Von Lienen & Jeremy aShcroft July 18, 2014 | Centaur arabian farms | tyler, texas PhotograPhy by herrington PhotograPhy

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Weddings

HeatHer Biard & derrick Griffin september 23, 2014 | Las Vegas, neVada

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Caitlyn Cash & niCk VanMeter June 7, 2014 | Miss Mary’s Place | longvieW, Texas PhoTograPhy by Mindy coWarT PhoTograPhy

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eleMenTs of caiTlyn & nick Florist Amazing Grace Floral and Design


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Kaylan Hagan & TrenT Hanna november 29, 2014 | stone oak ranch | murchison, texas

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SARAH MEADS & CALEB BUNN JULY 4, 2014 | LAKE TYLER PETROLEUM CLUB | TYLER, TEXAS PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALEXM PHOTOGRAPHY

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KAYLEE ROWE & LEE SHEFFIELD OCTOBER 4, 2014 | HALLSVILLE, TEXAS

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ENGAGEMENT STORIES

STORIES THAT TOUCH THE HEART AND INSPIRE

ASHLEY CLARK AND CHASE GRIGGERS

months of hanging out for Chase to realize that they were actually “boyfriend and girlfriend” instead of just neighbors. Apparently they were the only ones who didn’t know they were dating. Someone even commented, “Wow, I wish I had a neighbor who looked at me the way he looks at her!” Ashley and Chase had fallen for each other. They became official (or Facebook official) on December 7, 2010, 6 months after they began hanging out. Ashley found out when she received a message from Facebook asking her to confirm she was in a relationship with Chase. A trip to the Guadalupe River in the summer of 2010 had apparently been the magical place that brought them together. They both say neither of them had planned to fall so hard or so fast. Chase had wanted an intimate proposal with just him and Ashley, on their boat, by themselves. After months of planning, buying a ring and waiting, the proposal happened as planned. He rented a house on Lake Hamilton, near Hot Springs, Arkansas. He worked to include most of their friends (without Ashley’s knowledge), and he called and asked her boss if she could be off work for 5 days. Ashley knew he was going to ask her to marry him, but she didn’t know when it was

going to happen. The night before they left for Lake Hamilton, Chase told Ashley to pack her stuff as they were going on a mini vacation. She thought it was going to be just the two of them, but on their drive to Arkansas, Chase told Ashley that their friends Brett and Lo would be joining them and that he had also asked Mark and Alyssa, and Sheldon and Lacey to come, too! They had an amazing two days. On the third day, while they were out in the boat, Ashley was getting hungry and wanted to go eat at Sam’s Pizza on the water. Unbeknownst to her, the ring was under the seat where she was sitting and in order for Chase to get the ring and propose, Ashley had to get up. So a few minutes later when she got up for pizza, Chase got down on one knee and proposed. He asked Ashley to be his “First Mate” for life. She, of course, said yes! High fives and kisses followed. Chase caught the entire proposal on the Go Pro that was on the boat. Soon after, they went back to the house where a lot of family and friends were waiting for them. For Ashley and Chase, it was the best proposal and weekend ever!

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After both Ashley Clark and Chase Griggers had ended long term relationships with other people, they decided to hang-out together, just as friends. It was, after all, pretty convenient since they lived right next door to each other. At the time, neither Chase nor Ashley were looking for a relationship so they were “just friends.” They were together almost every single day. It only took 6

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ENGAGEMENT STORIES

STORIES THAT TOUCH THE HEART AND INSPIRE

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ASHLEE MILNER AND JASON SCOGGINS

24 Ashlee Milner and Jason Scoggins knew each other for 15 years but they lost touch with each other in 2002 when Ashlee finished junior high school and started high school. For 10 years she wondered what happened to Jason and wondered if he was enjoying his life until the wonderful world of Facebook brought them back together. Two years ago, Jason sent Ashlee a Facebook message and the two began talking and texting and finally agreed upon dinner. It didn’t take them long to realize they wanted to be together. After a year of dating, they traveled to New York City for a short vacation where Ashlee hinted at how romantic it would be if Jason proposed at the top of Rockefeller Center overlooking Central Park. The entire trip Ashlee sat in anticipation wondering if he’d actually taken her hints into consideration but the proposal never came. She says she was a bit disappointed but then a few months later they were in Cancun for a relaxing week away. She was not expecting a proposal especially after the New York City trip. Upon arrival at the hotel they scheduled a day trip to see Chichen Itza,

not knowing the long, hot hours the trip would take from the hotel. On October 7, the couple left their hotel at 7:00 am, spent half the day traveling to the Mayan Ruins and the rest of the day traveling back to the hotel. Chichen Itza was beautiful and all the photographs they took that day look like paintings or digitally enhanced artwork.It was a perfect place for a proposal with elaborate background for pictures and tourist with cameras. But that’s not where Jason proposed either. He DID carry the ring around in his pocket the entire day waiting for the right moment. He finally proposed late that evening when they arrived back at the hotel, had changed out of their sweaty clothes, eaten dinner and then strolled down to the beach to see the lights of Cozumel just across the water. Jason who has a very outgoing personality had decided that an elaborate proposal would have caused a scene at Chichen Itza so instead he waited until they were alone on the beach, under the starry sky with the lights of Cozumel illuminating their way. The way he chose to propose, out of the ordinary from his personality, made the moment much sweeter…

though Ashlee says she felt like she ruined it when the first words out of her mouth were “Did you ask my mother?” instead of “Yes!” This was probably not the reaction he expected! After taking a few moments of realizing what Jason was asking, that he was asking her to marry him, she said “Yes!”

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ELMWOOD GARDENS

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BY PEGGY THOMAS | PHOTOGRAPHY BY GEMA

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What makes a wedding ceremony so special? It is the magic of all the details coming together, of timing, planning, and anticipation. It is the magic of the event that commemorates the public promise. Maybe a mother dreams about seeing her son waiting at the altar, looking so grown and handsome. Many brides dream about the look in their groom’s eyes as he sees her in her wedding gown for the first time. This kind of magic needs the details – it needs the perfect setting. Imagine a place that embodies everything you love about East Texas. A beautiful, old homestead with charm and character, with multiple gardens and original pioneer homes. Picture the bride being led through a lovely outdoor wedding walk, with flowers on either side of the path, and hanging chandeliers lighting the way to her groom. Think how beautiful it would be to watch them say their vows standing underneath a lovely wroughtiron gazebo. Bradford pear trees surround the ceremonial area, giving the ceremony an intimate, private atmosphere. This would be the perfect setting, the missing piece needed to complete the perfect day. Dee Dee Turnage turned this fantasy into reality to fulfill the dreams of her own son. When he was married in 2001, he and his bride-to-be looked for the perfect venue, and decided that his parent’s family farm was the only suitable place in which to speak their

vows. Their ceremony was so touching and picturesque that Dee Dee decided that she needed to make her farm readily available to other couples. Slowly, she began making changes here and there. She and her husband began to cultivate the homestead’s natural allure into easily identifiable areas, like the wedding walk and gazebo. They converted the

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barn into a dance hall, and gave it a little bit of flare by adding a weather vane purchased from a pig farm. They then built a 5,400 square foot reception hall, which has a storeroom and a room specifically for catering preparations. There are four different cottages purchased from surrounding farms: one for both the bride and groom to prepare, one for out of town guests to stay, and one for the newly married couple. The honeymoon cottage has a four-person hot tub and charming vintage décor. It is the perfect respite for a couple to unwind and rest for a night before they set off on their honeymoon. The old family farm has become a full-fledged wedding venue. Elmwood Gardens can accommodate much more than the fairy tale wedding. If you want to add some personality and enjoyment to your corporate function, or find a place to throw a classy, sweet baby shower, Elmwood Gardens can serve you beautifully. Any type of large gathering would reap the full benefits of all that the Gardens can offer. Just imagine how easy it would be to have the next family reunion there. Dee Dee has built a long list of top-class vendors for anything that could be wanted; music, floral arrangements, cakes and sweets, catering, and decorations. There are plans to keep the venue growing. Dee Dee has continued the expansion by further developing the open-aired celebration areas. One of the structures is an indoor-outdoor


JAN-FEB 2015  THE WEDDED BLISS  | 31 chapel. It is a romantic, quixotic sanctuary, with ancient-looking, gothic, cast-iron windows, and is partially open to the outdoors. Wedding guests can watch the ceremony from homemade benches built from refurbished, antique wood. A copper cross sits at the roof line, sanctifying the chapel and all those within it. Continuing the open-aired celebration area is the outdoor dance hall. It is a saloon-themed area, with vintage hanging lights, perfect for dancing the night away with your family and friends. Dee Dee has also added an outdoor bar next to the dance hall. Everything that could make your wedding the celebration of the year is there, available for you. Dee Dee has worked hard to make Elmwood Gardens the high-class venue that it is today. It has been a project of passion. Elwood Gardens is strongly connected to its surrounding community and has a rich history that lends character and personal ties to an event. Elmwood Gardens is beautiful, fullyserviced, and versatile. It is the perfect place to have the perfect day.

VENDOR INFORMATION Elmwood Gardens



680 County Road 446 Palestine, TX 75803

(903) 549-2716



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BOOGIE BUTT PRODUCTIONS

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BY CASSANDRA KEY | PHOTOGRAPHY BY SNAPS PHOTOGRAPHY

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Creating a dream-day wedding is something of an art. There's finding the perfect venue, cake tasting and signature cocktail making, seating arrangements and flower picking. And let's not forget hours spent underneath a bridal salon spotlight trying on wedding gown after wedding gown. Robin Butt of Boogie Butt Productions knows all about what goes into wedding planning, which is why it's his goal to make all the entertainment details come together in the most simple and enjoyable fashion. For over 20 years Robin has created custom entertainment packages for weddings, corporate events, fundraisers, charitable organizations, store openings, local festivals and parties of all types. He and his team handle everything from photographer and videographer to music, lighting and live entertainment. If there is one thing Robin knows best, it's putting together a fabulous event! Boogie Butt Production's story begins with young Robin Butt growing up with an eclectic, musical family in Austin. Big band, world music and classic rock streamed from the radio and Robin's musical influence grew. When the family moved from Austin to East Texas, Robin helped out at the local radio station with “Big Al” on Friday and Saturday nights. Years passed and Robin added various endeavors to his resume, including time spent studying under a chef. Then, a business opportunity came his way. He purchased the Caliente Club's restaurant, but soon found that serving fine steaks didn't mesh with the club's atmosphere. Business was slow, but it provided time for Robin to step up to the mic and act as the club's DJ. When club owner Kenneth Gardner asked Robin to officially assume the DJ duties, he jumped at the chance, shut down the restaurant and committed all his time to music. “Those were tough nights, not much money, but I wouldn't take the world for the experience,” Robin says. “From truck drivers to metropolitan visitors, I had to find a music mix and set a welcoming atmosphere.” People started pouring in from all over to listen to the music until the wee hours of the morning (2 a.m.). As popularity grew, Robin started booking little-known acts who went on to become mega-famous artists, including Neal McCoy, the Charley Pride Band, Percy Sledge, and Little Texas.

During his time at the club, local radio stations began approaching Robin about working for them. He started his own radio show on KYYK 98.3 in Palestine and 96X and 107.3 in Tyler. Robin's big-name artist list grew and he was blessed with the opportunity to work with people like Lynyrd Skynrd and Hank Williams Jr. Robin's love for music extended to his family and the entertainment company he's grown. “The name Boogie Butt came from

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when my daughter, Christian used to boogie in her crib every time I'd turn my music on.” Daughters Ashley and Emily also play a part in Boogie Butt Productions. Ashley, at age 14, did DJ work for kids' dances, then local colleges. She now serves as a sergeant in the U.S. Marines. Little Emily (also known as The Divine Miss Em), is 7 years old and helps Mom and Dad with the Card and Party Factory grand openings. Robin notes that she's now asking for her own business cards. Robin's


Robin has two simple tips for couples looking to hire Boogie Butt Productions as their entertainment expert. First, hire the whole package. “Equipment, experience and coordination will be well planned by Boogie Butt Productions. We'll synchronize the whole thing, which is where Uncle Howard or your college buddy with the iPad and some speakers might not work as well.”

Robin suggests giving him your play list and schedule from start to finish. From there, Robin and his team will set up everything from wireless mics and backup systems to bubbles on the dance floor. And there will always be just the right mix of music--tunes to please everyone from Grandpa to groomsmen. “Remember, we're a fully custom entertainment and production company and our five entertainers that have been with us for up to 10 years, trained by us and work specifically for us, want nothing more than to make your special day or event memorable,” says Robin. If you want dramatic lighting, you've got it. A string quartet for a memorable departure, you've got it. A green screen photo booth and karaoke lounge? No problem! ”Don't be afraid to color outside those dreaded lines 'all the others' want you to fall between. Dare to ask and dare to be totally yourself. After all, it's your day and nobody understands that better than us!”

VENDOR INFORMATION Boogie Butt Productions Second, express yourself. Boogie Butt Productions is all about individuality and creating an entertainment package that is as unique as the couple and their wedding day dreams. “If the first thing a DJ does is hand you their time line or coordination schedule and play list, walk away. Our tip is do not be typical and have yourself hemmed into what somebody did at the last wedding.”

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wife, Candy, a teacher at the Jacksonville Christian School for the last nine years, now devotes her time to Boogie Butt as well. When asked what his favorite part of the job is, Robin said, “The thing I love the most about my work is the variety of individuals our company has worked with over the years. We've entertained and produced for brides, individuals and corporate events across the region and nationwide.” Boogie Butt can handle everything from lights to production to staging to booking. “When working with our clients, we try to customize rather than present a tired list of options. We work with the couple, the family, the venue and our personnel to create a unique, memorable wedding or event.” That means everything from a 1940's wedding theme with vintage tunes to a Celtic, bagpipe wedding in a castle. “Working with other incredible vendors, we've executed shabby to country chic, an elegant evening and more. You tell us your ideas and we'll help make it happen!”

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BREAKFAST GRANOLA

BY CHARLOTTE TAYLOR / PHOTOGRAPHY BY LAUREN LABOYTEAUX

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Sit down. Take a load off by golly. A new year is upon us, so let’s take a breather before it all begins again. Those crazy hectic holidays are over and the frantic last minute wedding details, done. As we savor this fleeting moment, we cannot help but think about what will be on the horizon for the coming year. A new job, spouse or a cross-country move? Will we focus on dieting or exercising more? Or will it be simplifying our life or trying to eat cleaner?

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Simplifying is always good and it’s something that is constantly on our top ten list. Sometimes that means running the roads less; sometimes it just means eating at home more with less complicated meals. You know, more real food and less junk food. But snacks I tell ya, snacks will be the death of me. We all long for something to nibble on from time to time, but a snack that’s not horrible for you can be the challenge. For some of us, time is truly an issue. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to grocery shop, let alone make a lot of homemade food. If you can sneak in a day here and there to whip up some homemade things, though, I would plead with you to do so. It will not only be worth your time and effort, you will save lots of money and ultimately eat healthier. Segue to granola. Are you a fan of granola? Whipping up a batch is about as difficult as throwing together rice krispy treats. It’s so easy. The most gratifying part of homemade granola is that you know exactly what is in it. There are no surprises. Don’t we wish the New Year could be like that? Making granola yourself gives you total control. Do you have food allergies? Prefer certain nuts or dried fruits? Guess what? You can put in or leave out virtually whatever you want. Homemade granola can also be kept crumbly and used as a topping for yogurt and such, or eaten as cereal. It can also be pressed and cut into bars or rolled into little balls for onthe-go nibbly treats. Whatever you do, if you decide to dive into granola making, do not over think it. It’s a lot easier than you can imagine. Keep a good balance of chunky to sticky and it will turn out great. You basically need a sticky mixture (comparable to the marshmallow mixture in rice krispy treats) to pour over your chunky ingredients (again, this would compare to the

THE MOST GRATIFYING THING ABOUT HOMEMADE GRANOLA IS YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT'S IN IT

rice krispy cereal). The sticky mixture can be butter, vegetable oil, peanut butter (or another nut butter), combined with most any sweetener (granulated sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, honey or maple syrup just to name a few). And salt. Heavens to Betsy, do not leave out the salt. There are many combos you can try, the flavors of different recipes do not vary too much, so just use what you have in the cupboard. I’ve taken the glamour out of granola making and turned it into more of a pleasant fair. Just throw all of your scraps in a bowl and voila, granola. Seriously! To prove to you how forgiving granola is, I will be transparent here and say that the first time I made it, we didn’t even have half of the ingredients. We improvised, and you know what? It turned out fabulous. Yes, there are variations in most all recipes, but they are really more like preferences, so keep that in mind.

2. In a large bowl, combine the big dry ingredients – oats, oat flour, fruit and nuts. Toss to combine. In a separate bowl, melt butter and whisk in vanilla, sugar, salt, cinnamon, peanut butter, corn syrup and water. Pour liquid over dry ingredients and toss to coat until everything is evenly coated. 3. Toss mixture into a 9x9 inch pan that’s been sprayed with non-stick spray. Smoosh and press to evenly fill the whole pan. Lay on a sheet of plastic wrap to press down granola to avoid sticky fingers. 4. Bake the bars (with plastic wrap removed) for about 30 minutes. Let the granola completely cool before cutting. Using a big knife, cut into strips, squares or whatever shape you’d like. If you’d like a granola used for a topping or for cereal, do not press mixture into a small pan. Instead, bake loosely on a baking sheet and stir often to break apart. Let cool completely before storing. RECIPE #2 • WHAT YOU NEED: • 3 cups quick rolled oats • 4 cups total nuts/dried fruit • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup • ¼ cup vegetable oil • ¾ teaspoon salt

RECIPE #1 • WHAT YOU NEED: • 1 2/3 cups quick rolled oats (you can even use gluten-free oats) • ½ cup granulated sugar (use more for a sweetness like most purchased bars; less for a mildly sweet bar) • 1/3 cup oat flour (or substitute as we did and grind up in a processor 1/3 cup of the rolled oats or even steel cut oats) • Some recipes call for wheat germ – basically this fine ground mixture acts as a binder and filler – either is fine or omit altogether • ½ teaspoon salt (please do not omit the salt) • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon • 2-3 cups (total) dried fruits and/or nuts (raisins, craisins, dried cherries, coconut, almonds, cashews, walnuts, pecans) • 1/3 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter) 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional, hard to even know it is there) • 6 tablespoons melted butter • ¼ cup corn syrup, honey or maple syrup • 1 tablespoon water WHAT TO DO: 1. Preheat oven to 350. Spread the oats on a baking sheet and toast in the oven for 15-20 minutes. Stirring often. Repeat with the coconut and nuts, if you are using them. Side note: the coconut and nuts toast VERY quickly.

WHAT TO DO: 1. Pre toast oats and nuts in a preheated 350 oven as in the recipe above OR combine all and bake in a slower oven of 250 for about 1 hour. 2. Combine brown sugar, syrup, oil and salt and pour onto dry ingredients. Press in a pan or keep crumbly. Let cool completely before storing.

TIP & TRICK If you’d like little chocolate chips or chunks in your granola (and quite honestly who doesn’t?!), just substitute those for a bit of the fruit measurement. Also, let the gooey sugary mixture completely cool before adding to the chunky dry ingredients that contain the chocolate. Trust me on this. A little FYI, chocolate chips are great added into a peanut buttery granola and white chocolate chips go great with sliced almonds and dried cherries. Mmm. Enjoy your granola and remember, whatever is on your horizon this year, be brave and strong, and go at it with all your might. Cheers to a new year! Charlotte Taylor has a passion to help young couples learn the basics in the kitchen. She posts weekly recipes that are simple, delicious, and easy to recreate at CharlotteTaylorCreates.com


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..... Directory of Preferred Vendors and Resources .... AIRBRUSH MAKE-UP ARTISTS Flawless Artistry

Longview 903-932-5940 www.flawlessartistry4all.com

BACHELORETTE PARTY PACKAGES

Head Over Heels Fitness Studio 414 W. Loop 281 Ste. #9 Longview 630-804-9114 www.headoverheelsfitness.com

BAKERIES Ganache

5380 Old Bullard Rd. Tyler 903-509-3999 www.ganachecupcakes.com

BED & BREAKFASTS

10271 FM 2813 Flint 903-561-6926 www.centaurarabianfarms.com

BRIDAL BOUTIQUES

Brides & Belles of Tyler 3524 S. Broadway Ave. Tyler 903-581-8211 www.bridesbellestyler.com

Dress Me Bridal 302 S. Henderson Bullard 903-894-3505 www.dressmetexas.com

Emily Rae’s Bridal, Prom and Tux Boutique 206 North Center St. Longview 903-757-0307

The Glitz 1416 McCann Rd. Longview 903-234-8262 www.glitzboutique.com

Weddings A to Z 3333 Troup Hwy. Tyler 903-597-7497 www.weddingsatoz.net

BRIDAL BOUTIQUES: RESALE AND CONSIGNMENT Bridal & Prom Boutique 3333 Troup Hwy. Tyler 903-526-3224

Calavera Cakery

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CHAIR & TABLE LINENS

Swank Event Rentals, LLC

The Flower Girl

4857 Page Rd. Longview 903-466-2768 www.calaveracakery.com

Tyler 903-780-3031 www.swankcovers.com

304 East Locust St. Tyler 903-509-3839 www.theflowergirloftyler.com

Uniquely Chic

Cindy’s Creative Cakes

119 Rutland Hallsville 903-445-3246 www.uniquelychiclinens.com

Two Dandelions by Diane Reis

501 E. Hwy. 31 Kilgore 903-983-2242 www.cakesbycindy.com

Designs By D’Anne 903-589-6992 903-216-5714 www.designsbydanne.com

FLORISTS

Amazing Grace Floral and Design 315 E. Lantrip Kilgore 903-984-2024 www.amazinggracefloral.com

Tyler 903-521-1725 www.twodandelions.com

GIFTS AND HOME DÈCOR Bella Fleur

3008 Gilmer Rd. Ste. 103 Longview 903-759-2646 www.bellafleurlongview.com

Ann’s Petals

Occasions by The Christmas Store

5380 Old Bullard Rd. Tyler 903-509-3999 www.ganachecupcakes.com

1107 Evergreen St. Longview 903-297-7799 www.annspetals.com

Kool Kakes by Dylan

Bella Fleur

Pursuing Eden Vintage Sales and Rentals

Ganache

5615 Troup Hwy. Ste. 205 Tyler 903-944-7913 www.koolkakesbydylan.com

CATERERS

Adalante’ Catering Company 1723 Troup Hwy. Tyler 903-526-3800 www.adalantecatering.com

Cowboy Chicken 3080 N. Eastman Rd. #100 Longview 903-663-0777 www.cowboychicken.com

Lori’s Eats and Sweets 1208 Titus St. Gilmer 903-680-3287

Perfect Catering Serving all of East Texas 903-236-2895 903-475-4726 www.perfectcateringonline.com

The Fatt Apple

3008 Gilmer Rd. Ste. 103 Longview 903-759-2646 www.bellafleurlongview.com

Casa Flora Flower Shop 314 Magnolia Ln. Longview 903-753-4492 www.casafloraflowers.com

497 Henderson Ln. Longview 903-387-0922 www.pursuingeden.com

HAIR STYLISTS

Flawless Artistry Longview 903-932-5940 www.flawlessartistry4all.com

Fantasy and Fairytale Floral Designs

Lorri Parker

903-930-5395 www.fantasyandfairytaleflorals.com

3016 Stone Rd. Kilgore 903-315-6605

La Bella Blooms

Tony Allen - Hair Stylist

Longview 903-452-9511 www.labellablooms.com

La Tee Da

105 N. Spring Ave. Tyler 903-566-1566 www.lateedaflowers.com

101 E. Hubbard St. Lindale 903-830-5944

HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGES Farm Valley Carriages

903-752-5501 www.farmvalleycarriages.com

Longview Flower Shop

701 E. Methvin Longview 903-758-7541 www.longviewflowershop.net

14227 CR 438 Lindale 903-882-9556 903-363-2222 www.thefattapple.com

Moonflower Cottage Floral

Traditions Restaurant & Catering

Rayford Florist and Gifts

6205 S. Broadway Tyler 903-534-1111 www.traditionstyler.com

117 East 8th Tyler 903-944-7952

12184 CR 167 Tyler 903-253-3544 www.moonflowercottage.com 123 E. Main St. Henderson 903-657-2285 www.rayfordflorist.com

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS FOR GUESTS Courtyard by Marriott 7424 S. Broadway Ave. Tyler 903-509-4411 www.hhmhospitality.com

Hampton Inn & Suites Longview North 3044 N. Eastman Rd. Longview 903-663-8670 www.hampton.com

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Homewood Suites/Hilton 205 North Spur 63 Longview 903-234-0214 www.longview.homewoodsuites.com

Magnuson Grand Hotel and Conference Center 3310 Troup Hwy. Tyler 903-593-3600 www.magnusonhoteltyler.com

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INVITATIONS & CUSTOM PRINTING

Occasions by The Christmas Store 117 East 8th Tyler 903-944-7952

LIMOUSINES & SHUTTLE BUSES Brosang’s Limousine Service 3333 Troup Hwy. Tyler 903-525-9977 903-752-5402

Classic Coach and Carriage Tyler 903-581-7566 www.classiccoachandcarriage.net

LUXURY PORTABLE TOILETS Fabulous Flush

Flint 903-258-0807 www.FabulousFlush.com

MAKE-UP ARTISTS

Dollface Makeup Artistry Longview 903-327-3899 www.hello-dollface.com

MONOGRAM PROJECTION & EVENT LIGHTING Amped Entertainment Palestine 903-922-3418 www.ampeddjs.com

Tyler Uplights 903-724-3192 www.tyleruplights.com

MUSIC/DJS

Amped Entertainment Palestine 903-922-3418 www.ampeddjs.com

Boogie Butt Productions 903-597-6788 www.boogiebutt.com

CMB Music Productions Palestine 903-724-3192 www.cmbdjs.com

Complete Weddings and Events 4719 Old Bullard Rd. #101 Tyler 903-944-7855 www.tylerdj.com

DJ Rob J Entertainment 214-763-7034 www.djrobjentertainment.com

Moore Music Entertainment Mt. Pleasant 903-563-0505 www.mooremusicdj.com

MUSIC/STRINGS

Evergreen Strings 903-938-1359 www.evergreenstrings.com

Selah Strings Lufkin/Nacogdoches 936-824-2006 www.selahstrings.com

NAIL SALON

The Ginger Snap Shop by Jamberry Nails 2201 Heather Ln. Tyler 903-520-7511 www.thegingersnapshop.com

PHOTOGRAPHERS 361 Photography

100 Bank St. Longview 903-237-8866 www.361photography.net

Allen Arrick Photography Tyler 903-253-1848 www.allenarrick.com

Brandi Burkett Photography 7524 S Broadway Ave., Ste. 110 Tyler 903-312-5550 www.brandiburkett.com/blog

for a stylish wedding Chic Framed Photography Hallsville 903-736-5493 www.cframedphotography.com

Donna Cummings Photography 617 Huntwick Ln. Tyler 903-266-9000 903-721-9279 www.donnacummings.com

Fresh Focus Films 5002 Woodgate Dr. Texarkana 903-831-6837 903-276-4432 www.freshfocusfilms.com

Harbuck and Company Photography Lufkin 936-414-3076 www.harbuckandco.com

Herrington Photography Longview 903-740-0980 www.herringtonphotography.com

Jennifer Willard Photography 903-724-1529 www.jenniferwillardphotography.com

Kelsy Addiline Photography Pittsburg 903-806-3626 www.kelsyaddiline.com

Kody Thompson Photography 903-316-2573

Lauren Ashley Photography Tyler 903-521-8862 www.laurenashleyphotos.com

Lauren LaBoyteaux Photography Kilgore 903-431-2863

Photography by Dena Lufkin 936-635-9903 www.photographybydena.com

Photography by Gema 725 Rice Rd. Tyler 903-705-8665 www.photographybygema.com

Snaps Photography 1303 Hillcrest St. Jacksonville 903-586-4111 www.snapsphotography.biz

SR Wolf Photography Palestine 903-922-3205

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Capture POD East Texas Longview 903-576-0639 www.capturepodeasttexas.com

Complete Weddings and Events 4719 Old Bullard Rd. #101 Tyler 903-944-7855 www.tylerdj.com

TapSnap Tyler 903-509-8659 www.tapsnap1138.com

SNOW CONES

Sno Joe’s Snow Cones White Oak 903-235-4768

TANNING SALONS Tru Tan

1400 WSW Loop 323 Tyler 903-534-1818 www.trutan.com

TUXEDOS

Emily Rae’s Bridal, Prom and Tux Boutique 206 North Center St. Longview 903-757-0307

Harleys Formal Wear 4815 Old Bullard Rd. Tyler 903-534-9799 www.harleysformen.com

The Tuxedo Co. 100 Tall Pines Ave., Ste. 3 Longview 903-759-5503 www.tuxedo-co.com

VIDEOGRAPHERS

A Thousand Word Productions 903-839-7200 www.atwpro.com

Fresh Focus Films 5002 Woodgate Dr. Texarkana 903-831-6837 903-276-4432 www.freshfocusfilms.com

Ryan Roberts Videography Kilgore 903-746-2942 www.ryanrobertsvideography.com


..... Directory of Preferred Vendors and Resources .... The McKellars|Wedding Cinema Tyler 903-894-6078 www.themckellars.com

WEDDING COORDINATORS Eventful Creations

Longview 903-932-4865 www.eventfulcreationsonline.com

Plan It! Events

Tyler 903-521-4726 www.planiteventstyler.com

Simply Yours by Design

East Texas 903-372-4728 www.simplyyoursbydesign.com

WEDDING EVENT PLANNERS Adalante’ Catering Company

Country Accents Event Planning White Oak 903-452-6500 www.countryaccents.net

Eventful Creations

Longview 903-932-4865 www.eventfulcreationsonline.com

Janice E. Cameron Weddings and Events Longview 903-576-2706

Plan It! Events

Tyler 903-521-4726 www.planiteventstyler.com

Simply Yours by Design

East Texas 903-372-4728 www.simplyyoursbydesign.com

WEDDING LOCATION AND EVENT PACKAGES Bella Sera Ranch

286 ACR 1400 Palestine 903-723-0900 www.bellaseraranch.com

Brides Chapel and Event Hall 4400 W. Marshall Ave. Longview 903-759-7100 www.brideschapel.com

Castle on the Lake

9110 US Hwy. 79 W. Jacksonville 903-721-3593 www.jacksonvillecastle.com

10271 FM 2813 Flint 903-561-6926 www.centaurarabianfarms.com

Courtyard by Marriott 7424 S. Broadway Ave. Tyler 903-509-4411 www.hhmhospitality.com

Eagle’s Bluff Country Club 700 North Eagle’s Bluff Blvd. Bullard 903-825-1123 www.eaglesbluff.com

East Texas Builders Association & Event Center

2023 Alpine Rd. Longview 903-758-6416 www.theeventcenter-longview.com

El Rancho Verde

11235 CR 456 S. Henderson 903-720-1359 www.elranchoverdetx.com

Elmwood Gardens

680 ACR 446 Palestine 903-549-2716 www.elmwoodgardens.com

Franz Events

17293 FM 31 Marshall 903-633-8202

Holiday Inn Express South 2421 E. Southeast Loop 323 Tyler 903-566-0600 www.hhmhospitality.com

Hollytree Country Club 6700 Hollytree Dr. Tyler 903-581-4952 www.hollytreecc.com

Hunt Villa

Hallsville 903-668-4752 903-746-0024 www.huntvilla.info

Lake Tyler Petroleum Club

Miss Mary’s Place 1997 FM. Rd. 2011 Longview 903-720-7347 903-918-6034 www.missmarysplace.com

Stone Oak Ranch Murchison 903-530-4201 www.stoneoakranch.com

The Arbor 2215 Roy Rd. Tyler 903-534-4997 www.arborvenue.com

The Belgium House 903-738-5577 www.thebelgiumhouse.com

The Cascades Golf and Country Club 2611 Cascades Golf Club Dr. Tyler 903-525-0033 www.cascadesoftexas.com

The Landing at Joshua Farms LLC 14278 SH 322 N Kilgore 903-643-9574 www.thelandingeventcenter.com

The Reserve 7725 Hwy. 259 Longview 903-663-7650 903-431-3496 www.bookthereserve.com

The Summit Club 3700 Judson Rd. Longview 903-753-0331 www.summitlongview.com

Villa Bianco 16911 CR 122 Tyler 903-360-3550 www.lavillabianco.com

Villa di Felicitá

15598 East Side Dr. Tyler 903-566-4444 www.laketylerpetroleumclub.com

7891 Hwy. 110, 3-5 miles outside N. Loop 323 Tyler 903-597-0002 www.villadifelicita.com

Magnuson Grand Hotel and Conference Center

Willow Creek Ranch

3310 Troup Hwy. Tyler 903-593-3600 www.magnusonhoteltyler.com

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11233 CR 233 Arp 903-279-2671 www.thewillowcreekranchtx.com

WEDDING SUPPLY RENTALS 903 Event Rentals 5971 Gilmer Rd. Longview 806-470-6323 www.ironinspiredweddings.com

A-1 Party and Tent Rental 4005 Judson Rd. Longview 903-758-2772 903-297-7770 www.a1partyrentalstx.com

All American Party and Tent Rentals 4917 Old Jacksonville Hwy. Tyler 903-561-2943 866-561-2943 www.allamericanpartyandtent.com

Red Hat Rentals 951 N.E. Loop 7 Athens 903-677-3850 1506 S. 7th St. Corsicana 903-872-7200 Corner of Oak St. and Hwy. 488 Fairfield 903-389-8665 3210 West Oak St. Palestine 903-729-3400 www.redhatrentals.com

Tyler Tents and Events 5515 State Hwy. 31 W Tyler 903-200-6744 www.tylertentsandevents.com

WEDDING SUPPLY RENTALS/VINTAGE Mirabella 5515 State Hwy. 31 W Tyler 903-200-6744 www.mirabelladecor.com

Pursuing Eden Vintage Sales and Rentals 497 Henderson Ln. Longview 903-387-0922 www.pursuingeden.com

Tyler Tents and Events 5515 State Hwy. 31 W Tyler 903-200-6744 www.tylertentsandevents.com

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