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Wedded Bliss

Jan/Feb 2012

www.theweddedbliss.com

The Premier Bridal and Event Magazine of East Texas

CRYSTAL JONES & KELLY TIPTON AUGUST 27, 2011

Complimentary Issue


BRIDES of T H E

Wedded Bliss JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2012

Volume 9

Number 49

WEDDINGS 4

Crystal Jones & Kelly Tipton

32 Darcee Lewis & Thomas Ivy

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Tiffany Thornton & Chris Carney

33 Whitney Borden & Ben Magouyrk

14 Jenny Haas & Justin Blackledge 15 Brenna Nunnery & Robert Cline 18 Victoria Munden & Wesley Lonsberry

35 Ashton Thrasher & Jared Lee 36 Savanna Donaldson & Aaron Miller

ENGAGEMENTS

J.C. Hope

26 Tiffany Cigich & Chad Cargill

36 Melissa Diaz & Martin Araguz

Director of Advertising Sales

27 Lauren Hogan & Blaine Morris

37 Joanna Williams & Will Schlinke

JC@TheWeddedBliss.com

28 Jonanna Zeagler & Jeff Mason

37 Jessica Utzman & Greg Holmes

(903) 240-8118 PLACE AN ANNOUNCEMENT Info@TheWeddedBliss.com (903) 295-1284

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Publisher/Editor-In-Chief Sandra McNeese Art Director/Photographer Joel Dryer (903) 801-9228 Joel@TheWeddedBliss.com Proof Editor and Contributing Writer Jennifer Watkins Contributing Writer Peggy Thomas Rebekah Williams Graphic Designers Clint Fultner Nathan Roberts

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23 Lauren Holloway & Nathan Nichols

PLACE AN ADVERTISEMENT

Photos by Casey Jay Benson Photography What an amazing and fun photo shoot The Wedded Bliss had for our January/ February 2012 edition. Old Mill Pond Museum at Parrott Park in Lindale, Texas was our themed background to, A Step Back in Time. Our couple, Crystal and Kelly wanted an outdoor, vintage style photo shoot and Old Mill Pond Museum provided just that. Thank you: Pursuing Eden Vintage Redemption for providing the furniture and other wonderful vintage items to help create the look the couple wanted.

Thank you: Identity Day Spa and the talented stylist and make-up artist, Emily Laird and Tony Allen who made the already beautiful bride, Crystal feel special and look stunning. Thank you: Joel Dryer for capturing our bride and groom’s look for our front cover. Every aspect of The Wedded Bliss’ photo shoots depicts your dedication, attention to detail and hard work. You are amazing!

©Copyright 2010 by The Wedded Bliss®. All pieces reproduced in this issue are under prior copyright by the creators or by the contractual arrangements with their clients. Nothing shown may be reproduced in any form without obtaining the permission of the creators and any other person or company who may have copyright ownership. The Wedded Bliss® reserves the right to edit any or all submissions as they deem necessary.


CRYSTAL JONES & KELLY TIPTON

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August 27, 2011 | First Baptist Church | Longview, Texas

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Photography by Casey Jay Benson

...elements of... CRYSTAL & KELLY

|  INVITATIONS & CUSTOM PRINTING  Pen and Company  |  SUPPLY RENTAL  Iron Inspired


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From the beginning, Crystal Jones and Kelly Tipton knew they wanted a wedding that was spectacular and unique, but still classic and intimate. It was important to them that the evening be a celebration of their love and marriage rather than a walk through of mustdo-traditions. They wanted every part of their wedding and reception to be personal, so they incorporated special things that were indicative of them as a couple. The ceremony was somewhat traditional, but far from ordinary. The reception was elaborate with bold fabrics and colors to show the couple’s fun side. Different florists were used for each venue with completely different color schemes and themes.

They were married in Crystal’s lifelong church, First Baptist of Longview by her childhood pastor. The breathtaking sanctuary was very romantic with white roses, hydrangeas, candles and greenery providing gorgeous décor. Nearly 800 guests attended. Crystal had a long list of doit-yourself projects that she had gleaned from wedding blogs, and a very talented and loving family to help carry out the tasks. Her creative mom was the wedding planner, her sister painted the wedding banner, her dad built tree supports and stage props while her grandmothers and aunts made everything from mint tea to pew stand covers.

...elements of... CRYSTAL & KELLY

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|  VIDEOGRAPHER  Fresh Focus Films


Photography by Casey Jay Benson

Crystal had always envisioned her reception outside under a beautiful tent with nature all around, but since the couple planned their wedding in one of the hottest months in history, they had to improvise. Their florist transformed the venue into an English garden with a spectacular tree-lined entry. Organic decor featuring antique church pews, topiaries and tree canopies draped with orchids filled the 20,000 sq. ft. space, aglow with purple uplights and spotlights. Tents with chandeliers housed the various food vendors amidst flowering crape myrtle trees. Bold black and white fabrics

...elements of... CRYSTAL & KELLY

with purple, fuchsia, and gold accents spiced up the otherwise soft and romantic garden theme. The black and white dance floor was beneath an amazing 14-foot orchid and hydrangea chandelier. Instead of traditional wedding cuisine, the guests enjoyed all of the bride’s favorite foods from her favorite restaurants, including BBQ, pizza, seafood, Tex-Mex and original chicken nuggets. Guests also enjoyed snow cones, an ice cream sundae bar and an ice sculpture martini bar. Since the couple met at TCU, they incorporated their beloved Horned Frogs in to a 3D groom’s cake, which was a big hit. They also added touches like personalized sunglasses, koozies, matches and wildflower seeds for their guests to take home. Crystal and Kelly made their grand exit through a sea of sparklers and watched fireworks from a 1925 roadster. They wanted the reception atmosphere to be upscale with a warm southern feel, and thanks to their amazing vendors, it was exactly that!

|  INVITATIONS & CUSTOM PRINTING  Pen and Company  |  SUPPLY RENTAL  Iron Inspired


...elements of... CRYSTAL & KELLY

|  VIDEOGRAPHER  Fresh Focus Films


TIFFANY & CHRIS November 12, Garvin Gardens Fresh Focus Films and Photography, a frequent advertiser in The Wedded Bliss was recently given the opportunity to film and photograph a star-studded wedding. As Tiffany Thornton, who recorded a version of the popular Disney® song “Someday My Prince Will Come”, dreamed, her prince did come. November 12, 2011, brought together two special people alongside family and friends for a wedding at Garvin Gardens, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Tiffany Thornton of Disney’s TV show “So Random” and “Sonny with a Chance” and Chris Carney, a court officer and musician along with a multitude of friends traveled from the west coast to the south to enjoy serene surroundings, and the company of family for their wedding day.

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Fresh Focus Films, was honored to be asked by the couple to film and photograph the event. The opportunity to work alongside the Hollywood couple caused them to quickly jump on board and make their way to Hot Springs for a weekend to remember. Demi Lovato, actress of Disney’s “Camp Rock” and “Sonny with a Chance” caught the bouquet while Wilmer Valderrama who is known for playing Fez on “That 70’s Show” snagged the garter. Other cast members from “So Random” were among wedding guests as well as the mayor of Hot Springs, also the groom’s mother.

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Photography by Fresh Focus Films/Timothy Paschal Images

...elements of... TIFFANY & CHRIS

|  PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER  Fresh Focus Films


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WEDDING DRESS STYLES FOR EVERY FIGURE

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Why does it always seem that brides in movies walk into a bridal boutique, look at a gown, try it on, and fall in love? While in real life, that’s hardly ever how the process works, and truly, finding the perfect wedding gown is a process. You can make the process fun and simple by becoming familiar with the five most popular styles. Each style is lovely, but choosing the right fit to accentuate your best assets and hide any areas of concern, will make the process of falling in love with your dream gown easy, no matter your shape or size.

body to show off your curves. Because the column dress is not as forgiving as other styles, it is best for lean and slender brides. A petite bride may choose this style to appear taller and longer. Keep in mind that the tight fit of a column dress may restrict movement and put a halt to some of your best dance moves.

1. A-LINE

The mermaid dress is considered the sexiest style. Also known as the fit-andflare, this design can cautiously be worn by different body types if attention is paid to the point where the skirt flares out. Flaring just past the hips can surprisingly flatter a larger hipped woman. A mermaid style that flares mid-thigh looks great on larger busted ladies by balancing out ample cleavage. The classic mermaid style, flaring just below the knee, can make shorter brides appear taller, but a tall hourglass figure will definitely make their jaws drop.

Getting its name from the shape the dress creates from its fitted bodice as it flows to the ground, the A-line dress is a classic and simple style. Although it is a good option for most brides, the full skirt of the A-line can hide a rounder lower body or create the illusion of curves on a narrow frame. The length can vary from above the knee to full length, flowing into a large train and minimizing the curves of a more voluptuous woman.

2. PRINCESS Similar to an A-line dress, the princess dress flares vertically but with a more dramatic effect. The style features clean lines running from the neckline to the hem and is a great design for ladies with a pear-shaped figure. The princess dress hides fuller hips while balancing the torso and focuses the eye on the length of the dress, making you appear slimmer.

3. COLUMN The column dress, also known as a sheath dress, has a narrow shape that flows straight from top to bottom. This design has no waistline and hugs the

and full floor-length skirt is an excellent choice for short-waisted women or pearshaped ladies, giving definition to the midsection and hiding the lower body. If you’re petite, the ball gown dress can overpower your small frame and may not be the appropriate choice for your body type.

The fit-and-flare gown, also known as the mermaid, looks stellar on just about any body! 4. MERMAID

Although you may have your “dream dress” in mind, it’s important to know that every wedding gown is not for every bride. When beginning the process of shopping for your wedding gown, keep an open mind. Be sure you try on your “dream dress”, but also try on several other styles. You may be surprised how different designs can really show off your best features, and let your true beauty shine through on your wedding day.

What Is My Body Shape?

5. SLIPDRESS No matter your height, if you’re thin and very fit, then the slip dress is for you. The very basic style and minimum detail of this dress give it the look of lingerie, skimming the body from bustline to hem. The slipdress will accentuate curves and is a good choice for more confident brides.

6. BALL GOWN The ball gown dress is most likely the dress you’ve had in mind since you were a girl. Put there by fairy tales, it’s a design created for a princess. The fitted bodice

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RECTANGLE

Your shoulders, bust and hips are around the same size, with no defined waistline.

2.

INVERTED TRIANGLE

Your shoulders or bust are larger than your hips.

3. TRIANGLE Your hips are wider than your shoulders.

4.

HOURGLASS

Your shoulders and hips are around the same size, with a very defined waistline.


Dress Styles 1

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A-Line

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Princess 5

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Column

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Mermaid

Slipdress

Ball Gown

Body Shapes 1

2

Rectangle

Inverted Triangle

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Triangle

Hourglass


Photos by Jackie Ray Photography

...elements of... JENNY & JUSTIN

|  VENUE  Castle on the Lake Inn  |  PHOTOGRAPHER  Jackie Ray Photography


Married on October 8, 2011

Photography provided by Tammy Denfeld

...elements of... JENNY & JUSTIN

|  BRIDAL GOWN  The Glitz


SUSAN ROBINSON JEWELRY |

A STRONG TRADITION OF IMPECCABLE QUALITY, UNMATCHED SERVICE, AND LASTING VALUE.

“Jewelry is a happy business. Each and every day is like a party meeting new people from every walk of life.”

-Susan Robinson


bride, groom, or anyone looking for a memorable gift of jewelry certainly wants to choose a piece that symbolizes the unique love shared between two people. Susan Robinson Jewelry in Tyler provides that exceptional quality and personal service by the owner Susan, her son Larry Stokes, and her associates who are passionate about customer service and the pieces they carry. Susan Robinson started her store in 1984, and since then has seen business grow in leaps and bounds. As a former employee of two leading jewelers in Houston, including the Corporate Division of Tiffany & Co., she has an eye for exceptional quality. Combine that with her passion for creating an unforgettable experience for the customer, and you have the best that retail jewelry can offer, here in East Texas.

To make sure that all of her merchandise is top-notch and to keep her jewelry in a special niche, she buys from all over the world. Simply being able to experience the culture and diversity of so many places of the world is a blessing in itself, but she doesn’t leave empty-handed. Her 5,500 square foot store is stocked with the work of international and couture designer’s jewelry and watches. Always in search of the latest creations, she travels to Basel, Switzerland every March where the world’s largest jewelry show is held. Last year she traveled as a personal guest of Roberto Coin, an Italian jeweler, to Italy where she selected items that are currently displayed. Robinson says, “The Italians are some of the best designers in the world and the art of jewelry making has been passed down for generations.” Every step is taken to find the right pieces for her clientele. Robinson’s view is that each customer also becomes friends of Susan Robinson Jewelry. She maintains the strong view

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THE LOOK ON THE FACE OF A BRIDE AT THE MOMENT THE RING IS PRESENTED AND THE QUESTION IS ASKED, “WILL YOU MARRY ME?” IS PRICELESS. A

that jewels and metals are created by God and it is their job and joy to educate customers and make them fully aware 17 of the unbelievable beauty and worth of God’s gifts. “Jewelry is a happy business. Each and every day is like a party meeting new people from every walk of life.” The look on a customer’s face when they know they have found the perfect piece is priceless. This is what drives Robinson to always keep searching for the best jewelry that the world has to offer.

STORE INFORMATION Susan Robinson Jewelry 6009 S. Broadway Ave. Tyler, TX 75703 (903) 581-5530 www.susanrobinsonjewelry.com


Photos by 3D Productions Photography & Design

...elements of... VICTORIA & WESLEY

| VENUE The Belgium House | CAKE DESIGNER Designs by D’Anne | MUSIC/DJS Mattox Entertainment


were married November 12, 2011 at Winnaway Bed & Breakfast in Woodville, Texas. The couple will reside in Whitehouse, Texas. Photos by Trish Ford

BLISSFUL BRIDE

WINNER Submitted by

Taryn’s Errands


WEDDINGS A TO Z |

YOUR ONE-STOP-SHOP FOR BRIDAL, FORMAL, PROM & MORE

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“The gowns I carry are created to offer brides tons of choices, from traditional or romantic, to glamorous.”

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Photo By Donna Cummings

When it comes to planning a wedding, saving money and saving time are on the top of the To-Do List for many brides. Weddings A to Z Bridal Boutique is a fullservice bridal boutique offering one-stopshopping for dressing the bride, groom, and entire wedding party for the perfect day. Since joining the staff of the Weddings A to Z in 2000 and then buying the boutique in 2004, Brenda Harden has worked tirelessly to create an extensive selection of bridal gowns. She has hundreds of gowns in stock and in size 2 to size 33. Whether your style is vintage, modern, mermaid, ball gown, or you’re looking for simple and elegant, Weddings A to Z has them all at reasonable prices.

“The gowns I carry are created to offer brides tons of choices, from traditional or romantic, to glamorous,” says Harden. “You’ll feel beautiful in designs constructed with fabulous fits and with the highest quality fabrics, embroideries, lace, and hand-sewn Swarovski crystals. I’m also authorized to order any gown by any designer whose current collection I carry. So, please ask your consultant about any styles you may have seen outside of my boutique. I want to make sure you’re getting the best value.” Weddings A to Z also carries a large selection of veils, crowns, Fascinators hats, feathers, jewels and headbands. If shoes are your weakness, the boutique offers styles from classic to unique that will coordinate harmoniously with your gown and personality. The bridal consultants can also help you select your bridal jewelry, garter, and handkerchief to complete your bridal attire. More wedding accessories such as bridal memory books, guest books, flower girl baskets, ring bearer pillows, unity candles, memory candles, cake knife sets, and lucky

sixpence are available too. Featuring an array of styles from classic to elegant to trendy, Weddings A to Z carries bridesmaid dresses and separates representing fashions that transition from daylight to twilight. Harden says, “My boutique offers an enchanting selection of bridesmaid dress colors to reflect your unique wedding style. We also have the cutest flower girl dresses to compliment your wedding gown. As an extra convenience for you and your bridal party, dresses can be shipped throughout the United States, and we offer free steaming following alterations or before bridal portraits.”


STORE INFORMATION Wedding Gown Designers:

Photo By Donna Cummings

through years of experience, but Brenda Harden and each bridal consultant pride themselves on being friendly and helpful. “I love working in a happy environment and helping people plan one of the most important days of their lives. When you visit my boutique, you’ll feel beautiful and special, and we’ll have fun,” she says. A unique bridal shopping experience, Weddings A to Z truly is a full-service bridal boutique. From the wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses, to the tuxedos for the groom and groomsmen, let Brenda Harden and her bridal consultants assist you in creating the complete style of your dream wedding. Weddings A to Z also offers package discounts, so the more you buy, the more you save. If saving time and money are on the top of your To-Do List, then visit Weddings A to Z to find everything you’ll need to make your wedding dreams come true.

Bridesmaid Gown Designers: Jasmine • B2 • Belsoie • Eden • Forever Yours • Jordon • Bill Levkoff • Liz Fields • Impression • Davinci • Bari Jay • Mary’s • Moonlight • Andrew Adela • Sarah Danielle • Romantic

Weddings A to Z Bridal Boutique 2426 SSE Loop 323 Tyler, Texas 75701 Phone: 903-597-7497 www.weddingsatoz.net Appointments Available

Weddings A to Z offers more bridal selections as well as dresses for prom, quinceneras, or any formal occasion at their second location, Weddings A to Z Bridal & Prom Shop. Featuring dresses in an exciting variety of styles, The Bridal & Prom Shop is well stocked with the latest designs from the best brands. Quality re-sale and consignment dresses are available, too. Let Brenda and her consultants help you find the perfect dress for any formal occasion or bring your formal wear in for consignment.

Weddings A to Z Bridal & Prom Shop 3333 Troup Highway Tyler, Texas 75701 (Inside Brosang’s Flowers)

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The mothers of the bride and groom also want to look their best for the wedding and compliment the colors and style of the event. Harden says, “It’s preferable that the mother-of-the-groom and the mother-of-the-bride not be in the same color, but rather in colors which coordinate. My bridal consultants can help both mothers select designs in which they feel comfortable, while still being in sync with the bride and groom.” For the groom and groomsmen, Weddings A to Z offers tuxedo rental by Jim’s Formal Wear. “I carry some of the finest tuxedos available, and my color and fit selection is extensive,” says Harden. “Whether your groom’s style is traditional or he wants something more contemporary, I know you’ll find a tuxedo to make your groom and all the men in your wedding party look debonair.” Not only does Weddings A to Z focus on providing knowledgeable service gained

Maggie Sottero • Sottero Midgley • Casablanca • Justin Alexander • Sincerity • Mon Cheri • Moonlight • Mary’s • Forever Yours • Ella Rosa • Impression • Davinci • Eden • Modeca • Romantic

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LAUREN&BLAINE HEY, REMEMBER THAT ONE TIME ON OCTOBER 22, 2011, WHEN

GOT MARRIED AT THE BELGIUM HOUSE ALEXM PHOTOGRAPHY

...elements of... LAUREN & BLAINE

|  VENUE  The Belgium House


BLISSFUL BRIDE

WINNER Submitted by

Lesa’s Bridal


WeDDing Planning tiMeline • Reserve necessary rentals The steps from the engagement to the day you say “I do” are often stressful and overwhelming, but with careful planning the stress can be avoided by organizing and keeping a check-list. No matter what type of wedding you want – from a casual beach ceremony to a formal event – good management will allow you to enjoy the planning process. Do the homework, read articles, listen to advice, and keep things in perspective. Regardless of how perfectly everything unfolds, in the end, the most important thing is that you and your fiancée will be together.

including tables, chairs, linens, silverware, table decorations, etc. Register for gifts with at least

appointments

• Get the marriage license • Arrange name changes on legal accounts and documents

• Shop for a trousseau

two or more bridal registries

3-2 Months

• Solidify final guest list • Schedule the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner

• Do trial runs with hair and make-up for the big day

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• Select wedding dress

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accessories, such as shoes and jewelry Select attendant’s accessories Mail the wedding invitations Update all immunizations and physical exams

6-4 Weeks

• Write vows and have them approved by officiant

• Purchase gifts for attendants • Finalize and confirm all

12-10 Months • Discuss budget and decide • • • • • • • •

how the expenses will be divided out Consider the style of the wedding Consider the number of guests for the ceremony and reception Decide on a wedding date Begin thinking about the location of the ceremony Choose members of the wedding party Begin compiling the guest list Begin looking at dresses for inspiration Send out save-the-dates

9-7 Months

• Choose and order the wedding dress

• Select bridal party’s outfits • Select gift registries • Begin exercise and skin care routine

• Begin sampling cakes and scouting caterers

• Research photographers to • • • •

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professional services with legalized documentation Have final fittings Send wedding announcement to The Wedded Bliss Magazine

get a general idea of the photographic style you want Get bids from several different florists Begin scouting DJs and/or bands Select an officiant Discuss budget and options for the honeymoon

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one Day

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small emergency kit for touchups Prepare tip envelopes for vendors and coordinators Hold rehearsal and rehearsal dinner Relax!

WeDDing Day

and outfits for groomsmen

details

• Select and order the wedding

• •

• •

and waxing (these should be done at least 4 days before wedding) Double check vendor details Pick up the dress and wedding rings Write out seating and place cards Pack for honeymoon Give the completed wedding day schedule to all attendants and photographer

• Designate someone to carry

• Order bridesmaid’s dresses

• Make appointments for facials

• Get manicure and pedicure • Double check last minute

6-4 Months

bands Meet and plan with selected vendors to discuss details about food, location, décor, music Book the honeymoon trip Order invitations, personal stationary, and wedding programs Reserve rental transportation

1 Week

• Give the prepared gifts to groom

• Eat something, preferably a

4-2 Weeks

light meal

• Plan to be dressed with hair

• Submit list of photographs

and makeup done 30 minutes before photographs Make sure to take a deep breath and enjoy the process

desired to the photographer

musicians

• Let your love shine!

• Submit play list to DJ/

• Schedule hair and make-up


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DARCEE&THOMAS HEY, REMEMBER THAT ONE TIME ON OCTOBER 8, 2011, WHEN

GOT MARRIED AT CASTLE ON THE LAKE ALEXM PHOTOGRAPHY

...elements of... DARCEE & THOMAS

| VENUE Castle on the Lake Inn | FLOWERS La Tee Da Flowers | CAKE DESIGNER Designs By D’Anne


&

Whitney Borden Ben Magouyrk

October 8th, 2011

at Lake Tyler Petroleum Club

Photos by Donna Cummings Photography

...elements of... WHITNEY & BEN

|  CAKE DESIGNER  Designs By D’Anne  |  MUSIC/DJS  CMB Music Productions


On June 11, 2011, Ashton Thrasher and Jared Lee were united in marriage in Longview, Texas on the grounds of the Pineapple Manor. Along with many friends, the couple celebrated with their loving family. Among those in attendance were Barry and Tracy Dean, and Randy Thrasher, parents of the bride, Sue Warr, grandmother of the bride, and Cherry Warr, the bride’s aunt, Bob and Carlene Lee, parents of the groom, and Carl and Janelle Lively, who are grandparents of the groom. The adorable flower girl was the daughter of the groom, Miss Laurel Lee. The couple would like to thank their family and friends who shared in their wonderful day! Photography by Dena

...elements of... ASHSTON & JARED

|  VENUE  The Pineapple Manor


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Savanna & Aaron April 16, 2011 Stone Oak Ranch

Savanna Donaldson and Aaron Miller were married on April 16, 2011, in Murchison, Texas. Photos by MJ Photography

...elements of... SAVANNA & AARON

|  VENUE  Stone Oak Ranch

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Photos by Liz Perdomo Photography


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Photos by Gema Blanton Photography

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ENGAGEMENT STORIES

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Photo by American Classic Photography

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JESSICA GEE AND BLAKE ROSS Jessica and Blake first met at a karate class 6 years ago. Blake says he knew he would marry Jessica from the first day. On December 24, 2010, both of their families were celebrating Christmas at his parent’s house. When everyone was finished opening presents, Blake made Jessica the center of attention. He brought out a gift that when Jessica unwrapped, was a locked box. He gave her the key, but she could not unlock the box. Jessica turned to ask Blake for help with the box and found him down on one knee with the ring box open in his hand. He said “Jessica, you make me the happiest man in the world. Will you marry me?” Jessica couldn’t bring herself to speak and started crying and hugging him. Finally her sister spoke up and reminded her that she should answer Blake. She, of course, said yes. The key actually did open the lock box and inside was the extended care plan for the ring. They are set to get married at Friendship Baptist Church in Gladewater Texas on March 10, 2012. They both say they cannot wait.

SHELBY GIDEON AND KEVIN DAWSON

Shelby secretly hoped that Kevin would one day propose and thought it would be incredible to have him propose at the concert. But she knew they had discussed waiting to get married for a few more years while they finished college and didn’t want a long engagement. Swift sang song after song and none of them were “Love Story.” Shelby was a little disappointed because she wanted to hear it. The next to last song at the concert was “Love Story!” Everyone was having a great time and Shelby’s favorite part of the song was coming up. She turned to Kevin to sing it to him like she always did and when she turned, Kevin was down on one knee singing the song to her. At the end of the part, he asked Shelby to marry him and of course, she said yes! They are getting married on May 19, 2012.

Photo by Casey Jay Benson Photography

On a beautiful Memorial Day weekend in 2010, Shelby Gideon, Kevin Dawson and their friends Bailey and Seth were on a trip to Baton Rouge, Louisiana for a Taylor Swift concert that had been planned for months. The group arrived at the concert early to see the other performers. Shelby, in particular was very excited to hear Swift sing her favorite song, “Love Story.” Shelby frequently sang the song to Kevin particularly focusing on the lyrics “when he knelt to the ground and pulled out a ring and said, marry me Juliet you’ll never have to be alone. I love you and that’s all I really know. I talked to your dad go pick out a white dress. It’s a love story baby, just say yes.”


MORGAN NUNNALY AND ERIC ANDERSON Morgan Nunnally said she hated clichés, “When you know, you know” being one of them. However, now she says how true that cliché is. The life she had planned and envisioned for herself included dating the man of her dreams for a few years, being engaged for a year ending with a summer wedding. It turns out her plans did not go exactly like she had thought they would. She met Erik in June 2010 and when they get married, they will have known each other for a year and a half.

Morgan said “Uh-huh” and then “Yes!” and then wondered where her dad was. Almost on cue, her dad popped out of the bushes with a goofy hat and a huge grin. Morgan says, “My family was there and my friends were there. It was perfect.”

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Morgan’s first reaction was to say “What are you doing up there? Get down! You are making a scene!” It took her a minute to figure out that it was all for her but when she did, she rushed over the steps. Morgan says the next moments felt like they were in slow motion but that nothing was going to stop her from reaching Erik at the top of the stairs. She saw her mom taking pictures and realized that everything had been planned. When she finally reached Erik, he said the most wonderful things, got down on one knee and asked Morgan to marry him.

Photo by A/K Photography

It wasn’t love at first sight, but it didn’t take long for Morgan to fall for Erik’s confidence, enthusiasm, kind heart, and his ability to pick up the phone and actually call her. Erik proposed on April 3, 2011. The couple had talked about marriage, getting engaged, and had even gone and looked at rings. Morgan waited as patiently as she could, but she was getting a bit antsy by April. The couple had gone to Dallas to see one of Morgan’s favorite artists, Janet Jackson in concert. On their way out of town on Sunday, some of their friends suggested that they have a picnic at the Dallas Arboretum. As soon as they arrived, Morgan began scoping out a place to sit down for their picnic but her friends found something wrong with every spot she chose. The group finally found a spot and started opening up the picnic and the men wandered off. Soon, one of them came back and declared they had found a better picnic area. So, the group packed up and headed to the alleged better picnic area. As Morgan reached the new spot, she stopped dead in her tracks when she saw Erik. He was sitting on a bench in a small alcove in the arboretum, elevated by rock steps. Erik had roses on one side of him, and champagne on the other and there were rose petals everywhere! Erik also had the biggest grin on his face.

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Her reality turned out to be that she met the man of her dreams, dated him for 9 short months, will be engaged for 9 months and will be having a winter wedding. But Morgan says “When you know, you know.”

GETTING ENGAGED? Getting engaged is one of the most memorable moments in your life. Everyone’s engagement story is unique and one to tell for a lifetime. The Wedded Bliss would like to hear your engagement story and perhaps include it in a future issue. To submit your engagement story, visit www.theweddedbliss.com/ contact-us/bride-and-groom.


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FALL NETWORKING EVENT

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Perfect Catering

Carol Nolan (L) and Kerry Brown of A-1 Party and Tent Rental, Cindy Holland (R) from Cindy’s Creative Cakes

Ann’s Petals

Jamye Perelli (L) of Jamye Perelli Photography and Janice Barnett (R) of Barnett Photography

Memori Ruesing (L) of Walker Manor and Rick and Pam Howell (R) of Bride’s Chapel and Event Hall

Kristal Childs (L) of Pursuing Eden Vintage Redemption, Emily Sloan of Fresh Focus Films, Deadre Arden (R) of Pursuing Eden Vintage Redemption

Norma Mattox (L) of Mattox Entertainment and John Cohagen (R) of DJ Daddy Co Mobile DJ

Malinda Felts (L) of Shoemaker Hill Ranch and Tammy Greene (R) of Hair.com

Mark (L) and Alaina Strait (R) of The Go Spot

Madison Moore (L), Taryn Coffey and Mikala Summers (R) of Taryn’s Errands

Selena Jeffries (L), Emily Sloan and Bryan Jeffries (R) of Fresh Focus Films

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FALL NETWORKING EVENT tyler

Casey Brown of CMB Music Productions and Tyler Uplights, Dave Goldman, of Dave Goldman’s Music on Wheels, Ronda James of Villa di Felicita, and Alex Maldonaldo of AlexM Photography

Wesley Andrews (L) and Casey Brown (R) of CMB Music Productions and Tyler Uplights

Alison Piantanida (L) of The Flower Girl and Kate Campbell (R) of All American Party and Tent Rentals

Emily Laird (L) and Tony Allen (R) of Identity Day Spa

John (L) and Jill Smith (R) of Dress Me Bridal

Chez Bazan Catering and Pursuing Eden Vintage Redemption

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Malinda Felts (L) of Shoemaker Hill Ranch and Otis & Bennie Webster (R) of Otis & The Metro Band

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Jamye Perelli (L) of Jamye Perelli Photography, Taryn Coffey of Taryn’s Errands, Deann Robertson of Simply Yours by Design, Amy Hall (R) of Host Event Design

Kyle Taylor and Allen Durham of MusicMasters of East Texas

Jennifer Jones and Amanda Jones of Red Hat Rentals.

Whitney Edens (L) and Paige Edens of Stone Hill Loft and Malinda Felts (R) of Shoemaker Hill Ranch

Leslie Grochowski (L) and Darla Blackmon (R) of Eagle’s Bluff Country Club

Allison Garlitz (L), of The Arbor and Taryn Coffey (R)

Ronda James (L) and Kristal Childs (R)

Claudia Bazan Hill (L), Naomi Bostick, Gracie Bazan and Kari Terexler (R) of Chez Bazan


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photo by Gema Blanton

VILLA WEDDINGS 50 Private Acres

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ith the inspiring touches of the Old World, the Villa is a beautiful destination for your wedding and reception of a lifetime. Choose a picturesque outdoor wedding or an elegant indoor wedding. When you are ready to plan your memorable wedding or special event, we are ready to help.


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Exquisite Gift Baskets

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Professional Bartenders

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IF IT’S MUSIC, IT’S

OTIS & THE METRO BAND

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The

Glitz Boutique

The old Parker Place A rustic venue on 3 1/2 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds,

1416 McCann Road Brookwood Village Longview, Texas

The old Parker Place is available for family events, parties, weddings and meetings.

• Fully equipped kitchen in main house

903-234-8262 Mon. thru Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

• Beautiful bridal room in main house • One-room rustic log cabin completely furnished • Lighted gazebo

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Joy Manning 516 Young Rd. Hallsville, TX

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NACOGDOCHES/LUFKIN J.C. Hope 903-240-8118 jc@theweddedbliss.com

PALESTINE CMB Music Productions Casey Brown 903-724-3192 casey@cmbdjs.com

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White Dove Release and Display Paige Edens 903-926-9459

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Music For Your Day, Your Way... Allen Durham, Owner

(903) 360-3204

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Event Planning Services:

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Call 903-723-PLAN (7526) to set up a free consultation for your event.

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Vintage & Rustic Chic Wedding Decor to Rent

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903-262-4025 Melanie Gordon

We offer individual consultations and customized playlists. Professional service and appearance with attention to detail. Since 1984 With References Available

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Step back in time to a bygone era and let your memories make history

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Bed & Breakfast, Weddings, Tours, Special Occasions 903-845-7054

www.walkermanortx.com walker_manor@yahoo.com 214 E Commerce Gladewater, Texas 75647

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Dave Goldman DJ

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Wide Variety of Music WEDDING & EVENT PL ANNING

Lights and Sound

903-312-2576

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..... Directory of Preferred Vendors and Resources .... AIRBRUSH MAKE-UP ARTISTS Hair.com 621 E. Kay Street Kilgore 903-984-6252 www.hairdotcom.net

Salon Kalea 3415 S. Broadway Ave. Tyler 903-534-1101 www.skdayspa.com

BAKERIES Chez Bazan French Bakery & Café 5930 Old Bullard Road Tyler 903-561-9644 www.chezbazan.com

Ganache 5380 Old Bullard Rd., Suite 700 Tyler 903-509-3999 www.ganachecupcakes.com

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

Pleasant Manor Bed and Breakfast 1063 County Road 3320 Mt. Pleasant 903-563-6965 www.pleasantmanorbandb.com

Walker Manor 214 E. Commerce Avenue Gladewater 903-845-7054 www.walkermanortx.com

BEVERAGES: PUNCH, COFFEE, WINE AND LIQUOR Latte Da Espresso Catering 903-312-8248 www.lattedaespressocatering.com

The Sugared Rim Professional Bartenders Tyler 903-571-8798 903-570-9694

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

Lesa’s Bridal and Formal Wear 104 S. First St. Lufkin 936-637-1084 www.lesasbridal.com

Lillies and Lace Bridal and Formal

Perfect Catering

1013 N.W. Loop 281 Longview 903-759-7751 www.lillies-lace.com

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

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

Weddings A to Z 2429 SSE Loop 323 Tyler 903-597-7497 www.weddingsatoz.net

BRIDAL BOUTIQUES: CONSIGNMENT AND RETAIL Bridal and Prom 3333 Troup Hwy. Tyler 903-526-3224

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

BRIDAL REGISTRY AND GIFTS The Cook’s Nook 1446 McCann Rd. Longview 903-757-5300 www.thecooksnook.com

The Mercantile 1201 East End Blvd. N. Marshall 903-472-4104

CAKE DESIGNERS Cakes by Design Longview 903-241-5949 www.macscakes.zoomshare.com

Chez Bazan French Bakery & Café 5930 Old Bullard Road Tyler 903-561-9644 www.chezbazan.com

Cindy’s Creative Cakes 501 East Hwy. 31 Kilgore 903-983-2242 www.cakesbycindy.com

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

Ganache 5380 Old Bullard Rd., Suite 700 Tyler 903-509-3999 www.ganachecupcakes.com

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

Dippin’ Dots 903-736-8224

The Cook’s Nook 1446 McCann Rd. Longview 903-757-5300 www.thecooksnook.com

Traditions Restaurant & Catering 6205 S. Broadway Tyler 903-534-1111 www.traditionstyler.com

CHAIR COVERS Sittin’ Pretty Longview 903-663-7629 www.sittinprettycouture.com

CREDIT UNIONS East Texas Professional Credit Union 903-323-0230 800-256-5009 www.etpcu.org

FAMILY PLANNING Zeid Women’s Health Center 705 E. Marshall Ave., Suite 3000 Longview 903-315-2700 www.zeidwhc.com

FLORISTS Ann’s Petals

.................... HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS FOR GUESTS Courtyard by Marriott Lufkin 2130 S. 1st Street Lufkin 936-632-0777 www.courtyardlufkin.com

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

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Marshall 105 West IH-20 Marshall 903-938-7666 www.fairfieldmarshall.com

Hampton Inn & Suites Longview North 3044 Eastman Road Longview 903-663-8670 www.hamptonlongviewnorth.com

Hampton Inn Longview South 112 South Access Road Longview 903-758-0959 www.hamptonlongviewsouth.com

Holiday Inn Express Tyler South 2421 ESE Loop 323 Tyler 903-566-0600 www.hietyler.com

Holiday Inn South Broadway 5701 S. Broadway Ave. Tyler 903-561-5800 www.holidayinn.com/tylertx

Homewood Suites / Hilton

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

205 North Spur 63 Longview 903-234-0214 www.longview.homewoodsuites.com

Brosang’s Flowers LLC

The Hilton Garden Inn

3333 Troup Hwy. Tyler 903-597-3333 800-256-7363 www.brosangsflowers.com

220 E. Grande Blvd. Tyler 903-509-1166 www.tyler.hgi.com

INVITATIONS & CUSTOM PRINTING

Fantasy and Fairytale Floral Designs

Ellie Bee’s

903-930-5395

117 E. Tyler Street Longview 903-758-0300 www.elliebees.com

Flora Bella 101 B West Sixth Street Tyler 903-526-8822

La Tee Da Flowers 105 N. Spring Street Tyler 903-566-1566 www.lateedaflowers.com

The Flower Girl 11399 CR 272 Tyler 903-509-3839

HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGES Farm Valley Carriages 903-752-5501 www.farmvalleycarriages.com

Pen and Company 1311 Alpine Road Longview 903-757-5550 www.penandcompany.com

JEWELERS & CUSTOM JEWELRY DESIGNERS Ps: 121 Jewelry Longview 903-738-9688 www.ps121jewelry.com

Susan Robinson Jewelry 6009 S. Broadway Ave. Tyler 903-581-5530 www.susanrobinsonjewelry.com

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..... Directory of Preferred Vendors and Resources .... LIMOUSINES Brosang’s Limousine Service 3333 Troup Hwy. Tyler 903-525-9977 903-752-5402

Classic Coach & Carriage Tyler 903-581-7566 903-571-8998

LOANS East Texas Professional Credit Union 903-323-0240 800-230-0933 www.etpcu.org

LOCAL EVENTS SEARCH ENGINE The GO Spot Longview 903-738-8091 www.thegospot.com

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Lone Star Light & Sound 903-480-0027 www.lonestarlightandsound.com

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

MUSIC/BANDS Otis & The Metro Band Tyler 903-597-4928 www.metroband.org

MUSIC/DJS A Volume Unlimited 903-676-7372 903-852-7717

MusicMasters of East Texas

Lasting Impressions

Jacksonville 903-360-3204 www.etmusicmasters.com

Portrait Designs by Viki Lindale 903-312-0251 www.lastingimpressionsbyviki.com

MUSIC/STRINGS Colore Ensembles Ark-La-Tex 903-752-1607 www.tylerstrings.com

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

PARTY SUPPLIES Party N Things 3801 North St., Suite 3 Nacogdoches 936-560-5501

PHOTOGRAPHERS 361 Photography 204 Fredonia Longview 903-237-8866 www.361-photography.com

3D Productions Photography & Design Longview 903-746-7617 www.3dproductions1.com

AlexM Photography 903-480-4011 www.alexmphotography.com

Barnett Photography Longview 903-736-8561 www.photographybybarnett.com

Brandi Burkett Photography Tyler 903-312-5550 www.brandiburkett.com/blog

Donna Cummings Photography

903-597-6788 www.boogiebutt.com

222 County Rd. 3160 Jacksonville 903-586-8087 903-721-9279 www.donnacummings.com

CMB Music Productions

Fresh Focus Films

Boogie Butt Productions

Palestine 903-724-3192 www.cmbdjs.com

Dave Goldman’s Music on Wheels 903-312-2576 www.djdavegoldman.com

DJ Daddy Co Mobile DJ Longview 903-918-4555 www.djdaddyco.com

5002 Woodgate Drive Texarkana 903-831-6837 903-276-4432 www.freshfocusfilms.com

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

Jackie Ray Photography

214-763-7034 www.djrobjentertainment.com

308 Cunningham Drive Lufkin 936-225-0753 www.jackierayphotography.com

Lone Star Light & Sound

Jamye Perelli Photography

DJ Rob J Entertainment

903-480-0027 www.lonestarlightandsound.com

Mattox Entertainment 6159 Victory Drive Marshall 903-926-0807 www.mattoxentertainment.com

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544 Jolly Drive Gun Barrel City 903-887-3830 www.jamyeperelli.com

Jeffrey Todd Photography Palestine 214-505-1674 www.jeffreyportraits.com

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

MJ Photography Gladewater 903-237-8040 www.mjphoto.org

Nguyen Photography

.................... SALONS/MEDICAL SPAS Identity Day Spa and Salon 2808 South Main Street Lindale 903-882-0609 www.identitydayspa.com

Picture of Health 5040 Kinsey Drive, Suite 100 Tyler 903-534-0911

TABLESCAPES Melody’s Tablescapes and Events

Longview 903-738-3006 www.nguyenphotoonline.com

Tyler 903-581-6028 903-539-1370

Photography by Dena

Sittin’ Pretty

Lufkin 936-875-5592 www.photographybydena.com

Photography by Frank 1013 Bazzell Dr. Longview 903-759-6959 www.eastexfoto.com

The Party Box 913 W. Loop 281, Suite 215 Longview 903-759-2229 903-399-3026 www.thepartyboxrental.com

PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOBOOTH RENTAL Capture POD East Texas 125 East Tyler Street Longview 903-452-5832

Moore Music Photo Booth Mt. Pleasant 903-563-0505 www.mooremusicphotobooth.com

The Party Box 913 W. Loop 281, Suite 215 Longview 903-759-2229 903-399-3026 www.thepartyboxrental.com

PHYSICIANS Zeid Women’s Health Center 705 E. Marshall Ave., Suite 3000 Longview 903-315-2700 www.zeidwhc.com

SALONS & DAY SPAS Hair.com 621 E. Kay Street Kilgore 903-984-6252 www.hairdotcom.net

Identity Day Spa and Salon 2808 South Main Street Lindale 903-882-0609 www.identitydayspa.com

Salon Kalea 3415 S. Broadway Ave. Tyler 903-534-1101 www.skdayspa.com

Longview 903-663-7629 www.sittinprettycouture.com

TANNING SALONS Bronze Chelle 1905 NW Loop 281 Longview 903-297-8861 www.bronzechelletan.com

TUXEDOS Sir Knight Tuxedos 1410 Judson Road Longview 903-757-6647

The Tux Shop of Tyler 4815 Old Bullard Rd. Tyler 903-534-9799 www.tuxshopoftyler.com

Veils & Tails Bridal & Formal Wear 1905 Tulane Drive, Suite 102 H Lufkin 936-639-6564 www.veilsandtailsbridal.com

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

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

Jamye Perelli Photography 544 Jolly Drive Gun Barrel City 903-887-3830 www.jamyeperelli.com

Vanessa McKellar Productions 903-894-6078 www.vanessamckellar.com

WEDDING COORDINATORS Host Event Design Longview 903-689-2548 www.hosteventdesign.com

Perfect Plans East Texas 903-723-7526 www.perfectplans.net


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Simply Yours by Design

Elmwood Gardens

The Challenge at Oak Forest

Red Hat Rentals

Tyler 903-372-4728 www.simplyyoursbydesign.com

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

2044 Oak Forest Country Club Drive Longview 903-297-3932 www.thechallengeatof.com

ETBA Event Center

The Challenge at The Woods

2023 Alpine Road Longview 903-758-6416 www.easttexasbuilders.org

14499 Highway 79 East Jacksonville 903-589-1706 www.thechallengeattw.com

951 N.E. Loop 7 Athens 903-677-3850 Corner of Oak Str. and Hwy. 488 Fairfield 903-389-8665 3210 West Oak Street Palestine 903-729-3400 www.redhatrentals.com

Garden Valley Resort & Golf Club

The Legacy

2279 FM 1995 Lindale 903-882-6100 www.gardenvalleytx.com

Jacksonville 903-571-9644 www.thelegacy-venue.com

Hidden Creek Estate

516 Young Road Hallsville 903-660-2497 www.theoldparkerplace.com

Taryn’s Errands East Texas 903-521-9050 www.tarynserrands.com

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

Host Event Design Longview 903-689-2548 www.hosteventdesign.com

Janice E. Cameron Weddings and Events Longview 903-757-7844 903-576-2706 www.janiceecameronevents.com

24956 Country Club Road Gladewater 903-844-9191 www.hiddencreekestate.com

Hunt Villa

The old Parker Place

The Pineapple Manor 3596 Country Club Road E. Longview 903-757-4548 903-806-6943 www.thepineapplemanor.com

Miss Mary’s Place

The Pinnacle Golf and Boat Club

Tyler 903-372-4728 www.simplyyoursbydesign.com

1997 FM. Road 2011 Longview 903-720-7347 903-918-6034 www.missmarysplace.com

200 Pinnacle Club Drive Mabank 903-451-4653 www.pinnaclegolfclub.com

Taryn’s Errands

Pleasant Manor Bed and Breakfast 1063 County Road 3320 Mt. Pleasant 903-563-6965 www.pleasantmanorbandb.com

7725 Hwy. 259 Longview 903-431-3496 903-720-4295 www.bookthereserve.com

Ramage Farm Weddings

The Summit Club

901 Main Street Hooks 903-547-6187 www.ramagefarmweddings.com

210 E. Methvin St. Longview 903-753-0331 www.summitlongview.com

Sharon Shrine Hall

Villa di Felicitá

10027 Hwy 31 East Tyler 903-566-2151 www.sharonshriners.com

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

Shoemaker Hill Ranch

Walker Manor

Jacksonville 903-721-1768 www.shoemakerhillranch.com

214 E. Commerce Avenue Gladewater 903-845-7054 www.walkermanortx.com

Perfect Plans East Texas 903-723-7526 www.perfectplans.net

Simply Yours by Design

East Texas 903-521-9050 www.tarynserrands.com

WEDDING LOCATION AND EVENT PACKAGES Arabella Manor 11361 Gilmer Rd. Longview 903-746-5461 www.arabellamanorevents.com

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

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

Castle on the Lake Inn Jacksonville 903-721-3593 www.jacksonvillecastle.com

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

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

El Rancho Verde CR 454 Good Springs 903-720-1359

Southern Hills Country Club 568 Wilkins Road Gladewater 903-984-5335 www.southernhillsclub.com

The Reserve

WEDDING SUPPLY RENTALS A-1 Party and Tent Rental

Murchinson 903-530-7947 www.stoneoakranch.com

4005 Judson Road Longview 903-758-2772 903-297-7770 www.a1partyrentalstx.com

Tankersley Gardens

All American Party and Tent Rentals

Stone Oak Ranch

518 Tankersley Road Mt. Pleasant 903-572-0567 www.tankersleygardens.com

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

The Belgium House 903-660-0125 903-720-6414 www.thebelgiumhouse.com

4917 Old Jacksonville Road Tyler 903-561-2943 866-561-2943 www.allamericanpartyandtent.com

Iron Inspired Wedding & Event Rentals 5971 Gilmer Rd. Longview 903-738-3231 www.ironinspiredweddings.com

Prairie Sage Vintage Rentals Longview 903-261-4025 www.prairiesagevintage.com

Pursuing Eden Vintage Redemption Longview 903-387-0922 www.pursuingeden.com

Something Borrowed 903-714-8994

WHITE DOVE RELEASE AND DISPLAY Stone Hill Loft 903-926-9459 www.stonehillloft.com

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