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The Wedded Bliss July/Aug 2011

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The Premier Bridal and Event Magazine of East Texas

MONICA ESPINDOLA & RAMON TOSCANO MAY 6, 2011

Complimentary Issue


BRIDES of

The Wedded Bliss JULY/AUGUST 2011

Volume 8

Number 46

WEDDINGS

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

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Monica Espindola & Ramon Toscano

18 Alexis Williams & Douglas Thornton

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Katie Abernathy & Corey Ellis

Kari Wellborn & Lonny Penwell

10 Meagan Martinson & Jason McIntyre

ENGAGEMENTS

11 Lacy Knighton & Buddy Estes

19 Ashley Graham & Matt Patton

14 Jessica Moore & Nathan Bass

15 Katie Gwin & Michael Howell

20 Lauren Gravley & Cody League

The Wedded Bliss would like to thank everyone involved in the photo shoot for our July/August 2011 cover bride, Monica Espindola. The shoot took place on a beautiful morning at The Arbor in Tyler, Texas, where Monica had been married in May 2011. With its newly renovated landscaping and cascading waterfall, The Arbor provided a beautiful setting for Monica’s photos. Thank you to Allison Garlitz, manager of The Arbor, for allowing us to use their gorgeous location.

Joel Dryer from Joel Dryer Photography worked with Monica to get the photos that she wanted with the natural look that they were both striving for. Joel’s time and attention to detail truly made for beautiful photos and a fun photo shoot. Thank you, Joel, for your dedication to perfection and for always making the photography experience enjoyable.

Sara Gray & Joe Denman

PLACE AN ANNOUNCEMENT Info@TheWeddedBliss.com (903) 295-1284 Publisher/Editor In Chief Sandra McNeese Art Director/Photographer Joel Dryer (903) 801-9228 Joel@TheWeddedBliss.com Proof Editor and Contributing Writer Rebekah Williams Contributing Writer Ouida Ashworth Graphic Designer Nathan Roberts (512) 917-0451 Nathan@TheWeddedBliss.com Graphic Designer Amy Denman (903) 746-7617 Amy@TheWeddedBliss.com Graphic Designer Pat Croft (903) 399-9096 Pat@TheWeddedBliss.com Graphic Designer Aaron Criswell (214) 310-2032 Aaron@TheWeddedBliss.com

Arriving especially early on the day of the photo shoot, Rachel Marchese and Megan Brown, from Salon Kalea, created lovely makeup and a gorgeous hair style that highlighted Monica’s natural beauty. Rachel and Megan’s talents helped create the spectacular cover photo, and The Wedded Bliss truly appreciates all of their time and expertise.

Truly,

Sandra McNeese Editor In Chief The Wedded Bliss

©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.

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...elements of... MONICA & RAMON 4

|  VENUE  The Arbor  |  BRIDAL BOUTIQUE  Weddings A to Z  |  FLORIST  Brosang’s Flowers LLC

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...elements of... MONICA & RAMON

|  CAKE DESIGNER  Chez Bazan French Bakery & Café  |  TABLESCAPES  Melody’s Tablescapes & Designs

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...elements of... KATIE & COREY 6

|  VENUE  The Summit Club  |  FLORIST  Fantasy & Fairytale Floral Designs

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orey and I would like to thank Lori Valenti and Nafie Asad at The Summit Club for their dedication to making our reception all we wanted and more. You always made us feel like we were your main priority, while we know you were busy planning many other weddings too. You always listened to our every want and need, making sure we had delicious food, stunning decor, and problem-free wedding planning. Many thanks to Paddy and Aaron Fitzpatrick with Fantasy and Fairytale Floral Designs in Longview. Your spectacular floral designs made our wedding a true fairytale. You went above and beyond to make our vision come to life. I’ll never forget my unique bridal bouquet with cream and white garden roses, parrot tulips, hydrangeas, and crystals inserted into roses along with dainty white feathers. The crystal studding along the satin-wrapped handle was a gorgeous addition. My bridesmaids were beautiful with their bouquets of peach garden roses, green antique hydrangeas, electric blue delphinium, coral miniature calla lilies, and blue thistle. The boutonnieres of coral miniature calla lilies and blue thistle accents were just stunning. It took our breath away to enter the reception and see the large table centerpieces of coral calla lilies, electric blue delphinium, green cymbidium orchids, parrot tulips, blue thistle, and green antique hydrangeas. All of the flowers exceeded our expectations. Thank you to Jessica and Shea with Treasured Moments Portraits for capturing every beautiful moment of our wedding day. You were so easy to work with, and the pictures were remarkable. Corey and I would especially like to thank our family and friends who helped make our special day unforgettable.

Katie Abernathy

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atie Marie Abernathy and Corey Michael Ellis were united in marriage at First United Methodist Church in Longview, Texas, on March 5, 2011, at 6 o’clock in the evening. The ceremony was officiated by Reverend Dick Dobbins and Dr. Reverend Ken Munn. Katie is the daughter or Mr. and Mrs. Brent Abernathy of Gladewater, Texas, and Corey is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Ellis, also of Gladewater.

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Honeymoon Destination Ideas:

The Beach and

Beyond

By: Ouida Ashworth

After what can be a hectic time of planning a wedding and pulling off a memorable event, many couples look forward to getting away for a few days to rest and relax or seek adventure together on their honeymoon. Although not every bride and groom chooses an exotic destination honeymoon, every newlywed couple can plan a getaway that compliments their interests and their budget.

Exotic Beaches The beach honeymoon is a longtime traditional favorite, and today’s honeymooners can find a unique experience near or far. For those with a larger honeymoon budget, the Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach and Private Island is located just off the southern tip of Bora Bora, and as it name states, it offers a private island and a stunning white sand beach. Luxurious and expansive, this honeymoon destination features 95 bungalows in a variety of styles, plus an exquisite restaurant, bar, cigar cave, wine cellar, day spa, infinity swimming pool, and recreational facilities. If a private island resort is not quite within the honeymoon budget, consider Playa del Carmen, Mexico, located just south of Cancun on the coast of the Caribbean Sea. Playa del Carmen offers many resorts featuring diving, snorkeling, shopping, and great spots to enjoy romantic sunsets. Enjoy a cocktail and massage on the

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beach or beside one of the many swimming pools. The island of Grand Bahama is one of the northernmost islands of the Bahamas and is the closest major island to the United States. Grand Bahama offers sugary sand and a relaxed atmosphere. Many of the resorts offer all-inclusive packages allowing newlyweds to enjoy a vast array of amenities, drinks, and meals for one price.

Beaches Close to Home For couples wanting to stay stateside, Florida has more miles of beaches than any other state. Florida beaches, whether quiet and secluded or bustling with activity, are ranked among the best in the country for beauty, accessibility and facilities. From Panama City, Pensacola, and Destin, to the Florida Keys and Miami, Florida is full of great honeymoon ideas.

How the West Was Fun Apart from the traditional beach honeymoon, a bride and groom may prefer more adventure, sightseeing, history, exploration, or discovery of some American wonders and landmarks. The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, is a romantic location open to cyclists and providing a romantic stargazing opportunity. Visit San Francisco’s Chinatown and Fisherman’s Wharf, ride the street cars, drive the winding steep roads,


and take in the shopping, cafĂŠs, fine dining, and bookstores. Las Vegas, Nevada, is a popular American destination for couples seeking nightlife and adventure. Each of the casinos in Las Vegas offers a unique theme from the spectacle of a permanent circus, to shopping under an indoor sky in a Roman empire. At the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower, couples can share the adrenaline rush induced by SkyJump Las Vegas, a controlled free fall from atop the 108th floor. While visiting Las Vegas, couples can drive 25 miles southeast to the amazing 75-year-old Hoover Dam. The dam measures 726.4 feet in height, 1,224 feet in length, and is 660 feet thick at the base. Over 4,000 tourists visit Hoover Dam every day.

Southern Charm & Northern Style Another exciting American nightlife city is New Orleans, Louisiana. The French Quarter is a 24-hour party. Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest are in the spring, but the city also offers yearround attractions in museums, galleries, shopping, sporting events, and great food. Chicago, Illinois, is a big city with lots of romance. Walk through Millennium Park, a 24.5-acre park featuring cutting edge architecture and design. The famous Cloud Gate sculpture reflects the downtown skyline and provides funhouse-style mirrored images to those reflecting in its beauty. Stroll the shores of Lake Michigan, visit a variety of museums, shop the Miracle Mile, or attend one of the many sporting events that this great city has to offer. Wherever the chosen location, the honeymoon should promise romance. Although a couple may take many trips together during their marriage, no other journey will hold the same significance as the honeymoon, their first vacation as husband and wife. July/August 2011  The Wedded Bliss

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...elements of... MEAGAN & JASON 10

|  VENUE  The Legacy  |  FLORIST  La Tee Da Flowers  |  MUSIC/DJS  MusicMasters of East Texas

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...elements of... LACY & BUDDY

|  PHOTOGRAPHER  Video Perfection Photography

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ELMWOOD GARDENS BLOOMING WITH POSSIBILITIES

Photo by AlexM Photography Photo by AlexM Photography

Elmwood Gardens, now in its 11th year,

Charming 1800’s cottages are available for

overlooks rolling hills and country ponds.

the bridal party to enjoy before the ceremony

The setting is a stunning location for indoor

begins. Brides fall in love with our peaceful

and outdoor weddings. It consists of five

Wedding Walk as it is surrounded by gardens

acres of magnificent gardens, each with their own personality. The gardens feature unique structures, arbors, and enchanting fountains. Season by season, the charming gardens change and evolve. The property bursts with

with vintage chandeliers hanging from above. An old fashioned pavilion and an elegant indoor reception hall that seats two hundred comfortably, sit in the center of the gardens. The decor is described as rustic country French with a bit of European flair. The gardens offer

color at the first hint of spring, autumn presents

additional outside seating, and your guests

fall flowers, and winter brings beautiful colors

are free to meander the many paths that

of greens with beds of snapdragons, johnny-

lead to a pond accented with a water feature

jump-ups, and violets.

or perhaps they’ll spy a mysterious statuary.

Photo by AlexM Photography

After their reception exit, the bride and groom can escape to the honeymoon cottage, which comes complete with a hot tub overlooking the country fields. “The

concept

for

Elmwood

Gardens

developed from my childhood memories of spending time with my mom picnicking in beautiful gardens while living in Germany. Photo by AlexM Photography

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The idea evolved because James and I want

Photo by AlexM Photography


“OUR GOAL IS TO SIMPLY MAKE OUR BRIDES HAPPY.”

Photo by AlexM Photography

to bring people together and want to share in

Dee Dee said, “Brides can always expect

their happiness,” said Dee Dee Turnage, owner

something new at Elmwood Gardens. Currently,

of Elmwood Gardens. “We pride ourselves

a new ceremony area is under construction, and

with offering professional, quality services in a unique atmosphere. Our goal is to simply make our brides happy by creating that special day of

soon brides will be able to choose between a beautiful garden wedding or the new ceremony area that will present something entirely different.” Wedding Venue Manager Kelly Clover has just

which dreams are made.”

joined Elmwood Gardens and is passionate

Photo by AlexM Photography

about providing brides, grooms, and their families with a professional yet fun and relaxed experience. Kelly is a graduate of The Hospitality College at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. She specializes in customer service, public relations, property management, and event planning. Photo by AlexM Photography

Each bride comes to Elmwood Gardens with their own unique ideas and inspiration, and the beautiful garden venue is the perfect canvas for a couple to express themselves and to celebrate with their families and friends.

Call Dee Dee or Kelly today to schedule your tour of Elmwood Gardens, and view the picturesque landscapes, gardens, and structures that create this unforgettable wedding venue.

Elmwood Gardens • Palestine, TX 903-549-2716 or 903-724-5619 www.elmwoodgardens.com July/August 2011  The Wedded Bliss

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Jessica Moore

&Nathan Bass

Castle on the Lake, Jacksonville, Texas

...elements of... JESSICA & NATHAN 14

|  VENUE  Castle on the Lake Inn

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May 21st, 2011

...elements of... KATIE & MICHAEL

|  VENUE  Lake Tyler Petroleum Club

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Jennifer Willard Photography

The Wedded Bliss

Designs by D’Anne

Wander Horse Carriage

La Tee Da Flowers

Tyler Uplights/CMB Music Productions

Red Hat Rentals

Thank you to all the other local vendors who participated in our Grand Opening.

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AlexisÊ&ÊDouglasÊThorntonÊ were married on May 21, 2011, at Hunt Villa in Hallsville, Texas JWes Photography

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LAUREN GRAVLEY & CODY LEAGUE will be married on September 10, 2011, at Elmwood Gardens in Palestine, Texas.

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Our Engagement Story... My engagement story began on Christmas Eve 2010 when I was out with my dad finishing some last-minute shopping. It was a cold and rainy day, and I had the worst cold ever and felt horrible. Upon returning home from my shopping trip, I was looking forward to getting cozy and being lazy for the rest of the evening. But, my boyfriend, Gavin, said, “Change your clothes, and let’s go to dinner.” I wasn’t thrilled about going out, but I got ready, putting on a comfortable and casual outfit. Noticing that Gavin was dressed up for the evening, I felt underdressed and put on a dressier top, and we headed out the door. At dinner, Gavin asked me to take a Christmas Eve photo with him, but I said, “No way! I look and feel horrible.” Throughout dinner, he continued to ask me to take a picture with him, and I finally said, “We’ll take one after dinner.” I was hoping he’d forget, and I was hopeful that he had when we started to leave the restaurant. But, suddenly he said, “Wait here, and I’ll be right back.” I

I knew that my boyfriend, Greg, and I would be getting engaged in the near future, but I had no idea when he would propose. Starting in January 2011, Greg began taking me on really nice dates, weekend after weekend. But, each date passed and no proposal. Even Valentine’s Day came and went. For a few weeks leading up to March, Greg had been mentioning his grandfather’s 80th birthday celebration, which I thought nothing of because his family enjoys large celebrations for birthdays and other family events. The birthday party was to be held at the Abilene Christian University Bible Building where Greg’s dad works. Greg made plans for us to go to dinner an hour prior to the birthday party, and I did hope, in the back of my mind, that he might propose, but I knew there was no way. I asked my sister, Rachel, and my best friend, Cami, to go with me to have our nails done before my date, but they were acting reluctant to go. Finally, we went to the nail salon, and I told them, “I know I shouldn’t get my hopes up, but I feel like today is the day. But, Greg only made the dinner reservations for an hour prior to his grandfather’s party.” Rachel and Cami responded with, “You shouldn’t get excited. You’ll probably get engaged after Spring Break.” After getting my nails done, I went home and got ready for the evening. Greg arrived looking very sharp. We went to the restaurant where the service was slower than normal, and I could tell Greg was a little annoyed. When our food arrived

was standing alone in the lobby of the restaurant wondering what was taking him so long. He returned with the hostess and said, “Come on Babe. She’ll take our picture in front of the Christmas tree.” Reluctantly, I followed him to the Christmas tree, noticing that a lot of people were standing around. I was a little embarrassed with everyone looking at us. I stood to pose for the picture, but out of the corner of my eye, I saw Gavin get down on one knee. At that same moment, three waiters, in perfect harmony, started to sing My Girl. Gavin said, “I love you. Will you marry me?” In sheer shock, I said, “Oh my gosh! Are you serious? Are you kidding me? Are you sure? Oh my gosh, of course I will! Wait, did you ask my dad?” And, of course, he had asked my dad that afternoon when we returned from shopping. I was so excited and surprised. The hostess caught the whole proposal on video, and we love to watch it. Even though I was sick and not really in the mood to be out, Gavin’s surprise proposal made the whole day worth it.

- Amanda Wilford and Gavin Ariaz

he said, “Eat your food, fast!” I quickly ate my dinner, and we hurried to the party. Upon arriving at the building, I noticed there were only a few cars in the parking lot, and the building was dimly lit and quiet. I found this a bit strange, but Greg led me into the building and to the room called the Bridal Lounge. Still, nothing was clicking for me. Walking into the room, I noticed a table with pictures, candles, and flowers. Music was playing in the background, and flower petals were arranged in a heart shape on the floor. I walked over to the table where I saw a ring box. I opened it, but nothing was inside. I turned around to see Greg kneeling in the middle of the flower heart. He sweetly said, “Will you marry me?” I paused for just a moment to take it all in and quickly replied, “Yes!” Thinking the surprise was over, we took a few minutes to embrace and relish the moment. When those moments passed, Greg led me into a room filled with my family and friends. I was so surprised by it all, and I must say it was all perfect.

- Courtney Yoder and Greg Oglesby

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After Hours Event

Longview The Wedded Bliss is proud to be a connecting place for local wedding professionals who provide premier services to the brides and grooms of East Texas. On March 22, 2011, at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Longview, and again on May 24, 2011, at Courtyard by Marriot in Tyler, The Wedded Bliss hosted special After Hours Networking Events as a means for these wedding professionals to meet and get to know one another while enjoying an evening of dinner and fun. “At The Wedded Bliss, we know that our advertisers are the premier wedding vendors of East Texas, and we love to bring them together to exchange ideas and expand their network of resources. Each professional provides a unique service, and when they connect and work together, we know that their businesses will grow and that brides and grooms will be the ultimate beneficiaries of their creativity and impeccable quality,” said Sandra McNeese, Editor-NChief of The Wedded Bliss.

Thank You To Our Longview Sponsors:

•A1 Party and Tent Rental •Ellie Bee’s •Fantasy and Fairytale Floral

Floral arrangements provided by Fantasy and Fairytale Floral Designs

Eleanor Boyd of Evergreen Strings

Michael Ann Macaluso of PS:121 Jewelry

Debbie VanVactor of The Glitz

(L to R) Carol Nolan & Kerry Brown of A1 Party and Tent Rental, Janice Barnett of Barnett Photography

Teresa Crisler of Arabella Manor

Norma Mattox of Mattox Entertainment

(L to R) Shonda Lowe and Sara Young of The Sugared Rim

(L to R) Rita Hogan of Cakes by Design, Linda Lawless of Arabella Manor, Pam Phillips of Cakes by Design

Designs

•Image Hospitality •Photography by Don & Judy •Simply Yours by Design •The Cook’s Nook •The Sugared Rim

(L to R) Lori Valenti of The Summit Club and Paddy Fitzpatrick of Fantasy and Fairytale Floral Designs (L to R) Ric and Linda Lawless of Arabella Manor

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After Hours Event

Floral arrangements provided by Flora Bella, catering provided by Adalanté, and tables provided by All American Party & Tent Rentals Chef Whit Bowman of Adalanté Catering

Tyler

(L to R) Debbie Stubbs of A Touch of Nature, Deborah Walston and Rebecca Cole of Bella Sera Ranch, Rhonda Ferguson of Stone Oak Ranch

Thank You To Our Tyler Sponsors:

•Adalanté Catering •All American Party and Tent Rentals

(L to R) Dee Dee Turnage of Elmwood Gardens and Andrea Brown of CMB Music Productions and Tyler Uplighting

(L to R) Dawn Trammell of The Luscious Crumb, Deann Robertson of Simply Yours by Design, Lynne Akin of Iron Inspired, Kelly Clover of East Texas Events

(L to R) Arnie Bobbitt of Lonestar Light and Sound, JoAnn Owers of Brides and Belles of Tyler, and Ryan Ford of Lonestar Light and Sound

(L to R) Barbara Tidwell of La Tee Da Flowers, Vanessa and Brent McKellar of Vanessa McKellar Productions, Thomas Tidwell of La Tee Da Flowers, Britian McKinney of Castle on the Lake

(L to R) Malinda Felts of Shoemaker Hill Ranch and Allen Durham of Music Masters of East Texas

(L to R) Andrea Brown, Sherman Patton, Casey Brown of CMB Music Productions/Tyler Uplights, Brent McKellar of Vanessa McKellar Productions

•Courtyard by Marriott •Flora Bella •Simply Yours by Design “Thanks Sandra for having a great networking event. I met so many great people that I hope to be friends with and work with. The food was great too! Your magazine is the best and so is your team. I promise if you advertise in The Wedded Bliss, it is well worth it. I couldn’t ask for a better friend.” Debbie VanVactor The Glitz Boutique

“What a great networking mixer! The Wedded Bliss ROCKS!”

(L to R) Jennifer Rhodes and Christina Haney of Roseland Plantation

Pam Phillips Cakes by Design (L to R) Victoria Willingham and Kate Campbell of All American Party and Tent Rentals, Lisa Bowman and Shannon Calhoun of Adalante Catering

(L to R) Marilyn Brosang of Brosang’s Limousine Service, Michael and Letha Griffiths of Amazing Grace Cakes, Lydia Dean of Latte Da Expresso Catering, and William Brosang of Brosang’s Limousine Service

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Indoor and Outdoor Weddings

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VINTAGE Sales & Rentals A fabulous East Texas venue providing

country ELEGANCE for your private occasions.

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Whether your event requires a few suggestions, day-of coordination, or full-service planning, we’ll design an extradordinary event that exceeds your expectations and fits your budget. CONTACT US FOR A COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION

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Certified Wedding Specialist (903) 372-4728 www.SimplyYoursByDesign.com

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Carrie believes that no matter e how creative th ke design, the ca as e should tast . good as it looks

Carrie Beckham Owner

903-678-4248 903-738-7544 www.candyandcakesbycarrie.com Search Candy-And-Cakes-By-Carrie on Facebook Catering Custom-Made Bridal Favors 3-D Cakes


small or large, formal or informal, Hallsville, TX

Weddings • Receptions • Special Events

served or buffet, hors d’oeuvres, appetizers or a five course meal...

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Nguyen Photography

Elegant • Exquisite • Romantic Beautiful Secluded Wedding Venue Hallsville, Texas

903.668.4752 • Cell 903.746.0024 www.huntvilla.info

(903) 236-2895 202 Teague St. Longview, TX

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A modern approach to your wedding cake

903-509-3999 www.ganachecupcakes.com 5380 Old Bullard Rd Suite 700, Tyler, TX 75703 sweeties@ganachecupcakes.com Tues-Thurs 10-6/Fri-Sat 10-7

1167 FM 779 • Mineola, TX 75773 866-890-2063 • 903.768.2474 • Kathy & Mark Bland www.pinetreebandb.com • info@pinetreebandb.com

Salon Kalea Tyler’s Premier Day Spa

Body Wraps · Formal Hair · Facials Make Up · Massages Manicures/Pedicures w w w . s k d a y s p a . c o m 3415 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler, TX · 903-534-1101 46

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105 N. Spring • Tyler, TX • 903.566.1566 www.lateedaflowers.com

The old Parker Place A rustic venue on 3 1/2 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, The old Parker Place is available for family events, parties, weddings and meetings.

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

Joy Manning 516 Young Rd. Hallsville, TX

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903.570.5419 victoriastationweddings@yahoo.com 11995 FM 344E Whitehouse, TX 75791

The

Sugared Rim

Professional Bartenders

Special Events • Private Parties • Corporate Events

TABC Certified

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PAPER & GIFTS

117 E. Tyler Street Downtown Longview 117 E. Tyler Street 903-758-0300 Downtown Longview 903-758-0300

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COUTURE BRIDAL AND DESIGNER PROM

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Visit our second location, Bridal and Prom Boutique 3333 Troup Hwy. at Loop 323 • 903.526.3224


MusicMasters of East Texas

I could relax and enjoy the whole weekend of my daughter's wedding because I knew Taryn had everything under control.

Glyn Sloan Nacogdoches, Texas

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

(903) 360-3204

www.etmusicmasters.com

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Wedding Decor and Fresh Floral Arrangements for corporate dinners, banquets, meetings & Rehearsals

(214) 906-3727

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EMail:dmstubbs@embarqmail.com

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

The best day of your life deserves the best entertainment!

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Cherry Laurel Café Lake Athens Marina Restaurant The Edom Bakery

Big Dave’s Bar-B-Que Bodacious Bar-B-Que (4th Street) Bodacious Bar-B-Que (Hwy 80) Bodacious Bar-B-Que (Loop 281) Carlito’s Catfish Village China King Dudley’s Cajun Cafe El Sombrero GZ’s Johnny Cace’s Little Mexico Lotus Inn Lupe’s Mexican Restaurant Osaka Pietro’s Pizza King Tele’s Mexican Restaurant (Gilmer Rd) Tele’s Mexican Restaurant (Hwy 80) Texas Roadhouse

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LONGVIEW/GLADEWATER/ HALLSVILLE/WHITE OAK Markie McNeese 903-295-1284 info@theweddedbliss.com

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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

TATUM/CARTHAGE Candy and Cakes by Carrie Carrie Beckham

BULLARD Arseino’s

DIANA Tele’s Mexican Restaurant Big Dave’s Bar-B-Que

GILMER Bodacious Bar-B-Que China Buffet Village Country Café Lori’s Eats and Sweets

GLADEWATER Guadalupe’s Tejas Chile Pepper Restaurant Tele’s Mexican Restaurant

HALLSVILLE Dairy Queen MVP Pizza Pizza Inn

JACKSONVILLE China Buffet Hong Kong Super Buffet Lupe’s Mexican Restaurant Sadler’s Kitchen

JEFFERSON Don Juan’s Glory Days Kitt’s Kornbread Sandwich & Pie Bar

KILGORE

Richard Reeder

Bodacious Bar-B-Que (Hwy 42) Buffet City Cancun Dave’s Charburger Johnny Ozark’s Fried Chicken New China Buffet The Back Porch Restaurant

903-738-4124

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richardcreeder@gmail.com

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MT. PLEASANT Blalock BBQ Butler’s Pantry El Chico IHOP Laura’s Cheesecake & Bakery Luigi’s Two Senoritas

PITTSBURG

Cactus Mexican Restaurant Papa Nachos Perlata’s Mexican Restaurant Pittsburg Hotlinks

TATUM/CARTHAGE

Bodacious Bar-B-Que Brac’s Steakhouse Buck’s Pizza China Buffet Delicia Mexican Restaurant El Ranchero La Fiesta La Hacienda Milano’s Pizza

TEXARKANA

Amigo Juan Dixie Diner Fuji’s Hopkins Icehouse Joe’s Pizza Julie’s Deli Papa Murphy’s Ramage Farm BBQ Starbucks Texas Roadhouse The Baker Man The Italian Café The Lunchbox Zapata’s

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Eilenberger’s Bakery

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

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The Glitz

Ganache

Flora Bella

469-684-9438 www.faceartmakeupstudio.com

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

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

101 B West Sixth Street Tyler 903-526-8822

Hair.com

Weddings A to Z

The Luscious Crumb

2429 SSE Loop 323 Tyler 903-597-7497 www.weddingsatoz.net

1420 S. Main Street, Suite B1 Lindale 903-881-2253 www.thelusciouscrumb.com

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

FACE ART Make-Up Studio

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

The Luscious Crumb 1420 S. Main Street, Suite B1 Lindale 903-881-2253 www.thelusciouscrumb.com

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

Pine Tree Bed and Breakfast 1167 FM 779 Mineola 903-768-2474 866-890-2063 www.pinetreebandb.com

BEVERAGES: PUNCH, COFFEE, WINE AND LIQUOR Latte Da Espresso Catering 903-534-8899 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

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

Lillies and Lace Bridal and Formal 1013 N.W. Loop 281 Longview 903-759-7751

BRIDAL BOUTIQUES: CONSIGNMENT AND RETAIL

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

The Glitz

Dippin’ Dots

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

Perfect Catering

BRIDAL REGISTRY AND GIFTS Parties and Celebrations 414 US Hwy. 79 N. Henderson 903-657-3204

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

The Mercantile 207 Horaney St. Longview 903-757-9200 2410 East End Blvd. S. Marshall 903-472-4104

CAKE DESIGNERS Amazing Grace Cakes 2312 ESE Loop 323 Tyler 903-279-1606 www.facebook.com/4cookie

Cakes By Design Longview 903-241-5949 www.macscakes.zoomshare.com

Candy & Cakes By Carrie 152 CR 2411 Beckville 903-678-4248 903-738-7544 www.candyandcakesbycarrie.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

The Flower Girl

CATERERS

333 Troup Hwy. Tyler 903-526-3224

Bridal and Prom

La Tee Da Flowers

11399 CR 272 Tyler 903-509-3839

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

903-736-8224

Greensleeves Carriage Company 903-245-1994 www.greensleevescarriage.com

202 Teague Street Longview 903-236-2895

Wander Horse Carriage Company

Texas Roadhouse

Alto 903-721-7870 wanderhorsecarriage.homestead.com

320 E. Loop 281 Longview 903-757-6006 4002 Saint Michael Drive Texarkana 903-223-8444 www.texasroadhouse.com

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS FOR GUESTS Candlewood Suites Longview 2904 Tuttle Boulevard Longview 903-663-9751 www.candlewoodsuites.com

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

Comfort Suites Tyler 303 E. Rieck Road Tyler 903-984-2385 www.comfortsuites.com

CHALKBOARDS Spell It With Style 158 Copperfield Loop Lufkin 936-676-7707 www.spellitwithstyle.com

Country Inn & Suites Tyler South 6702 S. Broadway Ave. Tyler 903-561-0863 www.countryinns.com/tylertx_south

FAMILY PLANNING Zeid Women’s Health Center

Courtyard by Marriott Lufkin

705 E. Marshall Ave., Suite 3000 Longview 903-315-2700 www.zeidwhc.com

2130 S. 1st Street Lufkin 936-632-0777 www.courtyardlufkin.com

Courtyard by Marriott Tyler

FLORISTS

7424 South Broadway Ave. Tyler 903-509-4411 www.courtyardtyler.com

A Touch of Nature 214-906-3727

Ann’s Petals

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Marshall

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

105 West IH-20 Marshall 903-938-7666 www.fairfieldmarshall.com

Brosang’s Flowers LLC 3333 Troup Hwy. Tyler 903-597-3333 800-256-7363 www.brosangsflowers.com

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

Chia’s Creations 402 N. Jefferson Avenue Mt. Pleasant 903-572-8967

Hampton Inn Longview South

Fantasy & Fairytale Floral Designs 903-930-5395

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

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Holiday Inn Express Jacksonville

Something Old Something New

Lone Star Light & Sound

Fresh Focus Films

1923 S. Jackson Street Jacksonville 903-589-8900

Elegant Custom Jewelry 903-759-9955 www.tworiversdesigns.com

903-480-0027 www.lonestarlightandsound.com

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

Holiday Inn Express Kilgore 3308 US Hwy. 259 Kilgore 903-986-3533

Holiday Inn Express North Longview 300 Tuttle Circle Longview 903-663-6464 www.holidayinns.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 205 North Spur 63 Longview 903-234-0214 www.longview.homewoodsuites.com

LaQuinta Inn & Suites North Longview 908 E. Hawkins Parkway Longview 903-663-6611 www.laquinta.com

LaQuinta Inn & Suites Sulphur Springs 1344 Eaton Drive Sulphur Springs 903-885-8181

Staybridge Suites Tyler University 2759 McDonald Road Tyler 903-566-1100 www.staybridge.com/tylertexas

The Hilton Garden Inn 220 E. Grande Blvd. Tyler 903-509-1166 www.tyler.hgi.com

INVITATIONS & CUSTOM PRINTING Ellie Bee’s 117 E. Tyler Street Longview 903-758-0300

Pen and Company

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

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

Classic Coach & Carriage Tyler 903-581-7566 www.classiccoachandcarriage.com

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

MARRIAGE COUNSELING Vow Marriage Enrichment Longview 903-232-1700 www.wevownow.com

MONOGRAM PROJECTION & EVENT LIGHTING 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

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

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

CMB Music Productions

Spell It With Style

Dave Goldman’s Music on Wheels

158 Copperfield Loop Lufkin 936-676-7707 www.spellitwithstyle.com

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Palestine 903-724-3192 www.cmbdjs.com 903-312-2576 www.djdavegoldman.com

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

Ps: 121 Jewelry

DJ Rob J Entertainment

Longview 903-738-9688 www.ps121jewelry.com

214-763-7034 www.djrobjentertainment.com

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

MusicMasters of East Texas Jacksonville 903-360-3204 www.etmusicmasters.com

MUSIC/STRINGS Colore Ensembles

Gema Blanton Photography 109 W. Front St., Suite 205 Tyler 903-526-4114 www.gemasphotography.com

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

Ark-La-Tex 903-752-1607 www.tylerstrings.com

Jennifer Willard Photography

Evergreen Strings

Jim King Photography

903-938-1359 www.evergreenstrings.com

100 Tall Pines Ave., Suite 4 Longview 903-241-1242 www.jimkingphotography.com

PARTY SUPPLIES Parties and Celebrations 414 US Hwy. 79 N. Henderson 903-657-3204

PHOTOGRAPHERS

903-724-1529 www.jenniferwillardphotography.com

JLM Photography 903-353-2324

Joel Dryer Photography East Texas 903-801-9228 www.joeldryerphoto.com

361 Photography

Krystle Akin Photography

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

115 W. Front Street Tyler 903-880-8873 www.krystleakin.com

Able Wedding Photography

Lasting Impressions

Longview 903-663-8884 Tyler 903-939-8884 www.ableweddingphoto.com

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

AlexM Photography

Lauren Ashley Photography

903-480-4011 www.alexmphotography.com

Flint 903-521-8862 www.laurenashleyphotos.com

aprilWes Photography

Morgan Gauntt Photography

Athens 903-386-3133 www.aprilWes.com

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

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

Casey Jay Benson Photography Tyler 903-253-7668 www.caseyjaybenson.com

Chia’s Creations 402 N. Jefferson Avenue Mt. Pleasant 903-572-8967

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

Lindale 903-920-3001 www.morgangauntt.com

Nguyen Photography Longview 903-738-3006 www.nguyenphotoonline.com

Photography by Don & Judy 114 Timber Trail Longview 903-759-4927 www.donandjudy.com

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

Rebecca Jordan Photography 903-581-2667 www.rebeccajordanphotography.com

Southwest Studios Photography 1100 A N. Kilgore St. Kilgore 903-235-8870 www.southweststudios.net


...... Directory of Preferred Vendors and Resources ....

for a stylish wedding

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The Party Box

Jamye Perelli Photography

Bride’s Chapel and Event Hall

The Belgium House

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

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

4400 W. Marshall Avenue Longview 903-759-7100 www.brideschapel.com

Longview 903-660-0125 903-720-6414 www.thebelgiumhouse.com

MJS Audio and Video

Castle on the Lake Inn

Video Perfection Photography

The Legacy

Longview 903-238-4203 www.mjsaudiovideo.com

6503 Summerhill Road Texarkana 903-223-5600 www.videoperfection.com

PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOBOOTH RENTAL PhotoboothXL Rentals 903-253-7668 www.photoboothxl.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

Planet Beach Contempo Spa

Vanessa McKellar Productions

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

Video Perfection Photography

Eagle’s Bluff

6503 Summerhill Road Texarkana 903-223-5600 www.videoperfection.com

WEDDING COORDINATORS

Simply Yours by Design

Hidden Creek Estate

Tyler 903-372-4728 www.simplyyoursbydesign.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

Janice E. Cameron Weddings & Events

903-484-4928 www.easttexasevents.com

Longview 903-757-7844 903-576-2706 www.jobsbyjanice.com

Melody’s Tablescapes & Designs

Simply Yours by Design

Tyler 903-581-6028 903-539-1370

Tyler 903-372-4728 www.simplyyoursbydesign.com

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

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

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

Elmwood Gardens

903-484-4928 www.easttexasevents.com

Salon Kalea

TUXEDOS

700 N. Eagles Bluff Blvd. Bullard 903-825-1123 www.eaglesbluff.com 680 ACR 446 Palestine 903-549-2716 903-724-5619 www.elmwoodgardens.com

East Texas Events

East Texas Events

TABLESCAPES

Centaur Arabian Farms

903-894-6078 wwww.vanessamckellar.com

103 W. Loop 281, Suite 206 Longview 903-663-2010 www.planetbeach.com 3415 S. Broadway Ave. Tyler 903-534-1101 www.skdayspa.com

Jacksonville 903-721-3593 www.jacksonvillecastle.com

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

WEDDING LOCATION AND EVENT PACKAGES Arabella Manor 11361 Hwy. 300 Longvie 903-746-5461 www.arabellamanorevents.com

Bella Sera Ranch 286 ACR 1400 Palestine 630-363-3262 www.bellaseraranch.com

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

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

Lake Tyler Petroleum Club Tyler 903-566-4444 903-561-8000 www.laketylerpetroleumclub.com

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

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

The old Parker Place 516 Young Road Hallsville 903-660-2497 www.theoldparkerplace.com

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

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

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

Victoria Station 11995 FM 344 E. Whitehouse 903-570-5419 www.victoria-station-weddings.com

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

WEDDING SUPPLY RENTALS

Sharon Shrine Hall

A-1 Party and Tent Rental

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

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

Shoemaker Hill Ranch Jacksonville 903-530-3340 www.shoemakerhillranch.com

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

Stone Oak Ranch Murchinson 903-530-7947 www.stoneoakranch.com

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

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

Iron Inspired 5971 Gilmer Rd. Longview 903-738-3231 www.ironinspiredweddings.com

Red Hat Rentals 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

WEDDING SUPPLY RENTALS/ VINTAGE Pursuing Eden Longview 903-387-0922

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