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Wedded Bliss

Sept/Oct 2012

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The Premier Bridal and Event Magazine of East Texas

MING TRUONG & QUOC LE MAY 7, 2011 PHOTOGRAPHY BY CASEY JAY BENSON PHOTOGRAPHY

Complimentary Issue


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Wedded Bliss SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2012

VOLUME 9

NUMBER 53

WEDDINGS

COVER IMAGE BY CASEY JAY BENSON PHOTOGRAPHY

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Ming Truong & Quoc Le

23 Mary Beth Cundieff & Ryan Gahring

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Jessica Patterson & Connor Walters

25 Ashley Tarrant & Ryan Ragsdale

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Katy Edwards & Mitchell Myers

26 Taylor Jordan & Jaron Cude

10 Jessica Robison & Matthew Longar

30 Jessica Utzman & Gregory Holmes

12 Stephanie Jamison & Frankie Wright

33 Jessica Griffin & Jason Hurst

14 Denise Berlin & Josh Pennington

34 Laura Ashley & Wesley Manasco

17 Kaycee Nicotre & Nathan Smith

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18 Melissa Holley & Cody Bland

ANNIVERSARIES

19 Christina Dulweber & Steven Morris

45 Beverly Hope & Jimmy Hope

21 Brittany Dixon & Brad Carter

ENGAGEMENTS

22 Danielle Pagano & Richard Lyles

45 Sarah McCauley & Cade Crumley

IN THIS ISSUE

PLACE AN ANNOUNCEMENT Info@TheWeddedBliss.com (903) 295-1284 Publisher/Editor-In-Chief

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BREAKFAST IN BED

Charlotte Taylor shows how to whip up easy omelets that are sure to bring a smile to your loved one’s face

Sandra McNeese Art Director/Photographer Joel Dryer (903) 801-9228 Joel@TheWeddedBliss.com Proof Editor and Contributing Writer Jennifer Watkins

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BRIGHT IDEA

Learn how quick, easy and affordable it is to create these gorgeous lanterns

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VON’S VICE

A beauty addict’s input on make up, style & wellness

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EVERGREEN STRINGS

Bringing music to life on your special occasion

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ONE-BITE WONDERS

Lisa and Whit Bowman of Adalanté Catering Company share some of their most delectable hors d’oeuvres

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SHEAR BEAUTY

Autumn is in the air. See the hottest new styles that you are sure to “fall” in love with

Graphic Designers Clint Fultner Nathan Roberts Contributing Writers Amanda Retallack Charlotte Taylor Von Criswell Contributing Photographer Jamie Maldonado

©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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ENGAGEMENT STORIES

Stories that touch the heart and inspire

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Ming Truong & Quoc Le Married on May 7, 2011 | TurTle Bay resorT | oahu, haWaii

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PhoTograPhy By Casey Jay Benson PhoTograPhy

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Dr. Ming Truong and Dr. Quoc Le met while attending dental school at New York University College of Dentistry in 2004. This is where they fell in love and pursued their careers as dentists. They now reside in Texas where they practice dentistry. Since Quoc is originally from Washington and Ming from California, they wanted the beauty of Hawaii for their destination wedding. On May 7, 2011, close friends and family gathered together to celebrate the love of this happy couple. The wedding was not only about the celebration of their love but also the love of all of their friends and family. The wedding was held at the Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu where approximately 60 close friends and family were in attendance. Their photographer Casey Jay Benson, who they now consider a close friend, captured all of these wonderful moments on camera.


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Jessica Patterson & connor Walters June 16, 2012 | under the trees at Crossroads Community ChurCh | LongvieW, texas

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PhotograPhy By 361 PhotograPhy

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eLements of JessiCa & Connor Wedding Supply RentalS/Vintage pursuing eden Vintage Redemption

For the style of their wedding, Jessica and Connor chose a vintage-inspired alice in Wonderland theme, filled with old-world charm and a bit of whimsy.


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WEDDINGS

KATY EDWARDS & MITCHELL MYERS MAY 27, 2012 | WEST POINT ACADEMY | WEST POINT, NEW YORK PHOTOGRAPHY BY DONNA CUMMINGS PHOTOGRAPHY

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Assistants to the Photographer: Janice Barnett, Shawn Hodges, and Marty Seybold

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Mitchell Myers graduated as an officer from West Point Academy. After graduation, it is common for new officers to quickly marry, as West Point Cadets are not allowed to be married while in training. The weekend after he graduated, Mitchell and Katy were married at the West Point Cadet Chapel with the reception at the Historic Thayer Hotel. Katy’s bridal portrait was created by Donna Cummings Photography in Tyler before the wedding day. The Donna Cummings Photography team of friends spent a few extra nights in Manhattan touring the city after the wedding.


WEDDINGS

JESSICA

ROBISON & MATTHEW LONGAR

MAY 28, 2012 | WEST POINT ACADEMY | WEST POINT, NEW YORK PHOTOGRAPHY BY DONNA CUMMINGS PHOTOGRAPHY

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Assistants to the Photographer: Janice Barnett, Shawn Hodges, and Marty Seybold

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Matthew Longar had more than one reason to be excited to be graduating from West Point Academy. The weekend after he graduated, he and Jessica Robison were finally married at the West Point Cadet Chapel. (West Point Cadets are not able to be married while they are in training.) Jessica’s bridal portrait had been taken in Tyler by Donna Cummings Photography and was displayed at their reception at the West Point Officer’s Club. Donna Cummings Photography team was also able to enjoy a few nights in Manhattan following the wedding.


Images in right column by Brandi Burkett Photography

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JamiSon & Frankie Wright Stephanie september 17, 2011 | palestine ChurCh | palestine, texas photography by heidi marie photography Closeup portrait of bride and photo of bouquet by s. e. Crawford photography

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BREAKFAST iN BED - EASY OMELETS BY CHARLOTTE TAYLOR

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Making breakfast for the love of your life is a great way to start the day. Whether you want to make your mate feel extra special or just spend a lazy weekend in the kitchen together, breakfast is a great place to start. The sky is the

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limit when thinking of breakfast ideas. It doesn’t mean just pancakes or biscuits anymore. Lots of things have changed since I was a new bride. Gone are the days of standing over a greasy skillet to fry bacon. Did you know you can bake it?! And gone are the days of just one spouse slaving away in the kitchen. Guys and gals alike are perfectly capable of cooking anything. One breakfast food that has pretty much stayed the same through the years is eggs. Fried, poached, scrambled, baked or in a casserole, eggs have stayed the course. Eggs have never really been my first choice for a breakfast food, but make an omelet out of them that is full of cheese, and all of a sudden I’m all about eating eggs for breakfast! Omelets are a great, easy and impressive breakfast (or dinner) idea. If you can scramble eggs, you can make an omelet. Please do not be intimidated by the thought of making an omelet. Sometimes we get a bit put off by the way food looks and automatically think, “I can’t do that.” But in reality, it’s all about presentation, isn’t it? If the omelet tears when you are sliding it out of the pan, no fear, just disguise the blemish with a dollop of sour cream or salsa. No one will ever know unless you tell them. The whole idea here is to not be so scared of cooking that you don’t try anything. Please do not be scared, but confident. So, let’s have a lesson in omelet making. First of all, you do not need an omelet pan! A good sauté pan is ALL you need. Any round non-stick sauté pan will work as long as it’s a pan between 6 and 10 inches. Next, think about what your favorite breakfast-y flavors are. Sausage, bacon, ham, turkey, cheese, mushrooms, onions - you can pick and choose your favs and have a made-to-order breakfast any time you make an omelet.

photo by TheRoyalRebel Photography

small bowl and add 2 tablespoons

on top of the eggs. Cover for a

• 2 large eggs

milk. Whisk them together with a

another minute or so to let the

• 2 tablespoons any milk

fork just as if you were going to

cheese melt a bit.

scramble the eggs. Mix well.

7.) Next, grab the handle of your

2.) Place the butter into the pan. It

pan, and tilt it over your serving

the pan (bacon grease works

should almost sizzle. Place garlic

plate. Shake it a bit and your

great too)

into the pan and stir just until you

omelet will begin to slide out

begin to smell the garlic aroma.

onto your plate. When the omelet

3.) Immediately pour egg mixture

is halfway onto the plate,use the

• salt and pepper

into the pan. Do not stir!

edge of the sauté pan to flip the

• Sauté Pan with some type of

4.) Sprinkle eggs with salt and

remaining omelet over so that

lid or a sheet of aluminum

pepper and place a lid or a sheet of

the edges meet. Voila! You now

foil

aluminum foil on top.

have a half circle omelet full of

• heat resistant spatula

5.) Let the eggs cook for a minute

yumminess.

• assorted fillings: precooked

or two until the eggs look set.

8.) Garnish with sour cream, grape

Your eggs should now resemble a

tomatoes, salsa and maybe a side

bright yellow pancake. They should

of toast! Bring this to someone

WHAT TO DO:

easily slide around on the nonstick

in bed or on the patio along with

1.) Preheat your sauté pan on low/

surface.

some good coffee and it should

medium heat. Crack 2 eggs into a

6.) Place your chosen fillings

knock their socks off! ENJOY!

WHAT YOU NEED: (per omelet)

(buttermilk is best) • 2 tablespoons real butter for

• 1 teaspoon minced garlic optional

and chopped

CHARLOTTE TAYLOR has a passion to help young couples learn the basics in the kitchen She posts weekly recipes that are simple, delicious, and easy to recreate at FreeRecipeFriday.com. Charlotte is also the illustrator and founder of Charlotte Taylor Creates. Known for her whimsical “stick” people, she loves drawing

realistic details as well as architectural elements. She infuses her quirky perspective into maps, stationery, logos and custom caricatures. Her style is a unique blend of simplicity and whimsy. With an ever-growing portfolio, she dreams of becoming a licensed artist one day. Visit her website at www.charlottetaylorcreates.com


Kaycee Nicotre & NathaN Smith march 31, 2012 | stonE oaK ranch | murchison, tExas

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PhotograPhy By tara sWain PhotograPhy

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ElEmEnts of KaycEE & nathan Beverages: Wine and Liquor The sugared rim


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Melissa Holley & Cody Bland March 31, 2012 | castle on the lake | Jacksonville, texas

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PhotograPhy By leslie harley PhotograPhy

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Christina Dulweber & steven Morris May 26, 2012 | speer Chapel at letourneau university | longvieW, texas

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photography By vintage lens photography

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BRIGHT IDEA | BY HEATHER JENNINGS

Easy? Very. Inexpensive? You bet. If you can operate a hot glue gun you can create this gorgeous Anthropologieinspired paper lantern, for your reception, ceremony site, or home. The light featured on anthropologie.com retails for $898, but this version can be made for around $20! Here are step-by-step instructions on how to create this luxurious luminary.

ADD A LITTLE GLITZ TO YOUR RECEPTION WITH THIS DO-IT-YOURSELF FLORAL CHANDELIER

of a white cupcake liner. Starting about half an inch in from the wire ring at the top of the lantern, place the cupcake liner on the lantern and press until it is attached. 3.) Continue around the ring spacing the papers so that the circular bases are approximately one inch apart, allowing the outer edges to merge and shape. 4.) Apply the cupcake papers around the lantern in rings until you are 3/4 of the way down, and then flip

MATERIALS

the lantern over and gently place it

•100–125 white standard-sized paper cupcake

back in the bowl, top side down. 5.) Complete the underside and fill

liners $3, www.surlatable.com •100–125 vertically striped petit fours papers

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in the bottom, so that the papers cover the base opening.

$6, www.surlatable.com •1 white paper lantern, 18 to 20 -inch diameter

6.) Begin applying the petit fours papers, centering them inside each

$3, www.paperlanternstore.com •Hot glue gun $3.50, www.amazon.com

white paper. Three-quarters of the

•1 Hemma cord from Ikea for lighting $3.99,

way up the lantern, flip it top side up. Complete the top side.

www.Ikea.com

7.) Go back through, gently manipulating INSTRUCTIONS:

the outer papers to the desired shape. I kept

1.) Assemble the lantern and place it top up in a

mine fairly organic.

wide, shallow bowl to act as a base.

8.) Drop a light in, and voila!

2.) Put a small dot of hot glue on the back side

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HEATHER JENNINGS is author of the web site Poppy Haus (www.poppyhaus.com), which features “ideas for food, play and design”.

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Photos © Heather Jennings


Brittany Dixon & BraD Carter April 21, 2012 | OtstOtt pArk | JeffersOn, texAs

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phOtOgrAphy By element 47 phOtOgrAphy

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WINNER Submitted by

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Danielle Pagano & RichaRD lyles May 26, 2012 | southern hills golf Club | gladeWater, texas

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PhotograPhy by Krystle aKin PhotograPhy

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Mary Beth Cundieff & ryan GahrinG June 16, 2012 | Bella sera ranch | Palestine, texas

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PhotograPhy By reBecca Jordan PhotograPhy

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VON’S VICE |

Q

BY VON CRISWELL

Dear Von,

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I recently attempted to dye my naturally brunette hair blonde and have ended up with broken, reddish hair. My wedding is in November and I’m desperate to have my long, healthy hair back. Is there any hope for me? Carolina - Tyler,TX

Dear Broken & Brittle,

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A BEAUTY ADDICT’S INPUT ON MAKE UP, STYLE & WELLNESS

Every gal I know has experienced a hairmare at some point in their lives. Although your timing is particularly dreadful, there are several things you can do to bring your hair back to life. Hair healing will not be instantaneous, but with commitment and creativity, you are sure to have beautiful hair when the time comes for you to walk down the aisle.

PICK A PROFESSIONAL Judging by the results of your blonde ambition, I’m guessing you attempted this drastic hair color change at home. It is now critical to trust your hair to a licensed professional. Ask your friends, family, or strangers who have healthy looking hair who their stylist is and make an appointment for a consultation. Consultations are usually free and give you an opportunity to determine if the stylist can meet your special needs. Find a specialist who works with a quality line of hair products and ask to see pictures of their work. This doesn’t have to be the same person who will style your hair on your wedding day. You need someone who will create and execute a plan for hair recovery that will probably involve a cut, corrective coloring, and several deep conditioning treatments over the next few months. FEED YOUR HAIR Changing your diet may not give you instant results, but there is no substitute for good nutrition when it comes to healthy hair. Start with a healthy scalp by making salmon, sardines, and flaxseed, all full of Omega-3 fatty acids, part of your daily diet. Vitamin C deficiencies have also been linked to weak hair so counter this with citrus fruits, strawberries and even broccoli. Beef up your protein intake with fish, beans and nuts.

Vitamin A protects against dull, dry hair. Sweet potatoes, carrots, kale and butternut squash are great sources of this vitamin and will help heal your damaged locks from the inside out.

KEEP IT COOL

While you are in recovery, stay away from the blow dryer, flat iron or any other form of direct heat. Get creative to find ways to style your recovering hair. The internet is a great source of alternative ways to achieve looks such as volume and curls without heat. Explore new styling products to create a look you love without compromising your hair health.

FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT If Dolly Parton isn’t willing to loan you one of her wigs, extensions are a great option if your heart is set on long hair. Find a service provider that specializes in extensions and again, ask to see pictures of their work. Have the extensions put in a few months before your wedding. This will allow you to experience the extensions and determine if this is the right option for your big day. CREATE A DIVERSION In addition to bridal stores, the internet is bursting at the modem with unique accessories for your wedding day. Wow your guests with your strong fashionista flair and keep the attention off your stressed tresses. 1.) This unique lace cap is a throwback to the 1920s. Shown here with long hair, this piece would also be the perfect pairing for a modern pixie cut. (www.etsy.com/shop/deLoop)

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photo by Jenny Bedard Photography

Peace & Lipstick, VON CRISWELL is a native East Texan originally from Nacogdoches. After graduating from Baylor University, she focused her sights on the beauty industry. Von has worked as a Make up Artist, Stylist and an Art Director for print, runway and film. She later received her Esthetician’s license in pursuit of understanding the functions of the skin as well as total body wellness. Von and her family now make their home in Tyler where she works as a freelance Make up Artist and consultant.

2.) Make a memorable statement with this oversized flower hair clip. The soft look of the piece is sure to leave you feeling fantastically feminine on your wedding day. (www.etsy.com/shop/bethanylorelle)

HAVE A QUESTION?

von@theweddedbliss.com


Ashley TArrAnT & ryAn rAgsdAle July 14, 2012 | driven life ChurCh | Canton, texas

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PhotograPhy By reBeCCa Jordan PhotograPhy

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Taylor Jordan & Jaron Cude April 21, 2012 | elmWood gArdens | pAlestine, texAs

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photogrAphy By lAsting impressions By Viki

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EVERGREEN STRINGS | BY AMANDA RETALLACK / PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAMIE MALDONADO

BRINGING MUSIC TO LIFE ON YOUR SPECIAL OCCASION

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ELEANOR BOYD OF EVERGREEN STRINGS SHARES WHY CREATING BEAUTIFUL MUSIC IS MORE THAN JUST A BUSINESS.

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“We are sharing our musical talents and abilities that God has given us to bless others.” Eleanor assures that there are enough players experienced with the group that it is possible to provide quartets in two locations on the same night. “Now, when prospective clients call and ask if we are available for a certain date, I always say ‘yes!’ and then I start calling players,” she added with a smile. Evergreen Strings isn’t just a business, Eleanor added. “The members and I have said that when we stop having fun and playing weddings becomes just a ‘job,’ we will quit. Over the years, we have acquired people in our group who are pleasant, positive, easy to work with in addition to being experienced professional players, and we enjoy that,” she said. “It’s also very rewarding to have someone say ‘The music was exactly what we had envisioned. We were very satisfied. We will recommend you to others.’ ” Evergreen Strings, first and foremost, strives to serve people with a spirit of excellence in providing music for their event and also to meet clients’ needs and desires as much as possible. They have certain standards that are maintained: There’s a formal dress code so that they look good as well as sound good. They act as ladies and gentlemen wherever they go. They arrive at an event an hour before they start playing. And they use contracts for both the clients and musicians so that all parties agree to certain terms Brides can obtain their best service by giving them as much notice as possible before their wedding date. For your big day, make it even more special by calling on Eleanor and Evergreen Strings.

CONTACT INFORMATION Eleanor Boyd - Evergreen Strings (903) 938-1359 www.evergreenstrings.com

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he cello leaned against her shoulder as Lisa Lininger effortlessly bows its strings to release a hypnotic melody. As her fingers moved along, slow sounds from a viola and two violins made their way into the tune of “One Hand, One Heart.” The quartet looks on as, across the room, the bride and groom take to the dance floor for their first waltz as a married couple. “We all enjoy what we are doing,” said Eleanor Boyd, one of the quartet members. “We are sharing our musical talents and abilities that God has given us to bless others.” Eleanor and three friends – Thalia Jones, Sherry Paetznick and Lisa Lininger – make up the string quartet Evergreen Strings. Based in the East Texas area, the foursome, who all play in symphony orchestras provides live music for weddings and other special occasions. Just using strings alone, the quartet can provide sounds from a violin, cello, viola, harp, and guitar. Outside the string family, they have talents with the accordion, trumpet, flute and piano. Eleanor explained that about eight years ago she was approached by a friend who was looking for a group to play for her daughter’s wedding. “At the time, three ladies (fellow string players in the symphony) and I had been getting together to play quartets for fun,” she added. “So, I told my friend that I could supply a group for her and our quartet was formed.” After Evergreen Strings made their debut, the ball started rolling for them through recommendations and repeat customers. They advertised some and played an occasional bridal fair to get their name out to the music-loving public. “Playing the bridal fairs gives us good exposure to the wedding market and other events. I appreciate the opportunity for people to actually see and hear us play, then they know exactly what they are getting,” Eleanor said. Since the women of Evergreen Strings live in several different East Texas locations, it sometimes can be difficult to get them all together to play for a prospective client. Through the years, it has been necessary to use many different string players, and

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Jessica Utzman & GreGory Holmes April 14, 2012 | pirtle United Methodist ChUrCh | overton, texAs

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photogrAphy By MArilyn CheAM photogrAphy

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ADALANTÉ’S ONE-BITE WONDERS BY AMANDA RETALLACK / PHOTO BY JAMIE MALDONADO

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Lisa & Whit Bowman know that finger foods can easily create a festive atmosphere where guests get to socialize around a table of delectable treats. The two own Adalante Catering Company, of Tyler, a full-service gourmet catering and event planning company. They have been providing a unique food experience to the greater East Texas area since 2002.

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Here, they have taken us on a savory safari of flavors with these eight one-bite wonders.

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1.) Sesame seared tuna on crispy

4.) Smoked Shrimp on mini

6.) Warm bleu cheese tartlets with

wonton and wasabi aioli and scallion

corn griddle cakes with

fresh raspberries

wings

jalapeno apple butter and

7.) Spice-rubbed shaved pork

2.) Smoked salmon and cream cheese

micro greens

tenderloin on a pretzel base with

pops - included in the cream cheese

5.) Capreze salad skewers

pomegranate apple chutney

mixture is red onions, eggs and capers

with extra virgin olive oil and

8.) Southwest marinated chicken in

- with smoke salmon on exterior

fresh cracked black pepper

Ancho chili jam on miniature corn

3.) Tomato basil bisque shooter with cheddar grilled cheese

tortillas

VENDOR INFORMATION Adalanté Catering Company (903) 526-3800 adalantecatering.com info@adalantecatering.com


Jessica Griffin & Jason Hurst March 10, 2012 | elMWood gardens | Palestine, texas

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PhotograPhy By 361 PhotograPhy

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Laura Davis & WesLey Manasco May 26, 2012 | Hunt Villa | HallsVille, texas

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PHotograPHy By PHilliP tietz

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Lindsay saveLL & andrew Hanks May 26, 2012 | green acres Baptist church | tyler, texas

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photography By Batten photography

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The couple are both Baylor University graduates. They wanted to capture a photo of all their Baylor Alumni friends and family who were able to be part of their special day.


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By Amanda Retallack | Photography by Joel Dryer

are filled with rich colors contrasted with a simple elegance. Whether you’re walking down the aisle inside a beautiful church or under the blue bright sky, the hues of the season set a great backdrop for your big day. Embrace this time of year by including rich textures and luxurious accents when deciding on a style. To help ease the uncertainty of the perfect Autumn look, Steve Sluder and Emily Laird – with help from Jo Ann Owers of Brides and Belles in Tyler - have put together a few looks that you’re sure to fall in love with.

FALL WEDDINGS

FUN & FLIRTY THE HAIR Steve flat ironed the model’s hair, then sectioned the top into a horseshoe shape and back combed. He combed the sides into the center back and pinned it with large bobby pins. He brushed the top section out with a flat boar bristle brush, smoothing only the ends into the center of the back. Using firm hair spray to hold, he used spray shine to amplify radiance. Finally, using a chamois, he roughed up her hair line around her face for a slightly worn finish.

THE MAKEUP Emily used a purple tone on the model’s eyelids and brushed a gold on top to highlight them and give her lids a touch of shimmer. On her lips, Emily used a pink lip stain and chose a gold gloss to top it off. The look was finished by adding a little pink blush to the apple’s of the model’s cheeks.

THE DRESS This tea length sweetheart neckline gown has a fitted waistline accented with satin and tulle flowers which are enhanced with rhinestone and pearl centers. A full circle skirt of tulle is detailed with five satin bands around the bottom which form a ribbon detail throughout the skirt. THE DETAILS: Maggie Sottero Gown RD-1105; En Vogue crystal and pearl earring and necklace set; Helen’s Heart purple taffeta peep toe pump; Brides and Belles of Tyler (bridesbellestyler.com)


THE FLOWERS A floral hair accent adds a burst of fall color to your wedding day. This hair piece features a bright medley of mini calla lilies, trachelium, purple lisianthus, and hypericum berries. Brosang’s Flowers (brosangsflowers.com)


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smooth style, Steve stepped back in time to create a true 1940’s feel. First, he divided the model’s hair into three sections going left to right using a radial part while working with her natural part. He then took a curling iron and curled each section’s ends under. After each end was curled, he took large curlers and secured each section into duckbill clips on top of the model’s head. Once cooled, Steve released the curls from the clips and finished the look with a flat boar bristle brush and used spray shine to amplify the radiance of her hair.

THE MAKEUP For this look, Emily used earthy tones to bring out the model’s natural beauty. “The model had beautiful hazel eyes that were deep set, so I highlighted her eyes using a nude color on her entire lid,” she said. Emily then used a defining color on the outside of the eyelids only, allowing the model’s eyes to look more wideeyed and fresh. She added a deep color to the crease of the lids — bareMinerals Queen Tiffany — and bareMinerals Nude Beach to finish off the lids. Emily chose to create a classic red lip, completing this show-stopping look.


« THE DRESS This rich, form-fitting gown is a white taffeta mermaid beauty carried exclusively at Brides and Belles of Tyler. The ruched-fitted gown is enhanced by a corset-tied closure, creating the perfect fit for the blushing bride. The sweetheart neckline is complimented by beautiful rhinestone drop earrings. A ruffle accented by a rhinestone encrusted applique at the fitted hip line secures the pleated skirt which flows into a chapel trail. THE DETAILS: Bonny Gown #037; Sassy South earrings; AA Bridal feather and rhinestone headpiece Brides and Belles of Tyler (bridesbellestyler.com) THE FLOWERS » This stunningly vibrant autumn bouquet features a fresh assortment of red roses, mini green hydrangea, mini flame calla lilies, purple lisianthus, yellow LA hybrid lilies, hot pink celosia, and hypericum berries. Brosang’s Flowers (brosangsflowers.com)


WHIMSICAL WEDDING DAY

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by curling the model’s entire head of hair with a medium to small curling iron. He then wrapped her hair around the barrel, keeping the clamp closed while holding the ends with his fingers to give an unfinished look. Next, he wrapped the back section of the model’s hair to her nape and secured it into a low barrel curl. He touched up the curls on the sides, wrapping small pieces of hair around bamboo sticks, and then used a flat iron to add a whimsical touch. He used hair pins to secure random curls and let others fall around her face. The model shook her hair out at the root to add the tossed look.

THE MAKEUP Emily kept the model’s eyes a bit more understated for this look. “My rule when applying makeup is to focus on getting one area to really pop. This prevents the makeup from being overpowering.” Emily kept the model’s eyes less dramatic for this whimsical fashion. She added a light rose color to the cheek bones and a touch of pink blush on the apples of her cheeks. Emily also applied mascara only on the top of the model’s lashes. “This kept her eyes from looking small and closed in,” Emily explained. For eye liner, Emily applied it to the outside half of the model’s lower lash line and halfway across her top lid, winging the wand slightly upward at the ends of the lashes. “I applied a nude lipstick, with a gold lip gloss, and darkened her eyes in the crease with a rusty orange color,” Emily added. “I then brushed her face lightly with my bronzed brush and gave her a sun-kissed glow to finish it off.”


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« THE DRESS This exquisite ivory lace and organza gown showcases a boned corset styled strapless bodice decorated with lace appliques which extend onto the fitted dropped waistline. Bias cut organza tiers create a petal skirt with a swirling design which flows into a chapel train. THE DETAILS: Blue by Enzoani “Evadale” gown; (opposite page) Bonny pewter floral sash; (this page) Belaire Vails organza floral blossom headpiece with crystal rhinestone and bugle bead centers; Sassy South rhinestone bangle bracelet; Sassy South pearl and CZ dangle earrings; Brides and Belles of Tyler (bridesbellestyler.com)

ABOUT THE STYLISTS EMILY LAIRD has been helping make people look beautiful for over 10 years. She is a licensed esthetician with a passion for makeup. She also specializes in eyebrow shaping, facials, waxing, and skin care. Emily currently works at a distinguished salon in Lindale, Texas. emily@theweddedbliss.com | 903-882-0609

STEVEN SLUDER has 20 years experience as a hairstylist and cutting specialist. Steven has worked in some of the most prestigious salons across the country. He interned at Frederic Fekkai in New York and assisted for celebrity stylists Patrick Melville, Madison, and Teddy Charles. Steven currently works at a distinguished salon in Tyler, Texas. stevensluder@gmail.com | 903-526-4744

The Wedded Bliss would like to personally thank Mrs. Jo Ann Owers of Brides and Belles of Tyler for supplying the exquisite wedding gowns and accessories, Julie Brosang of Brosang’s Flowers for creating the brilliant fall-colored bouquet and hairpiece, Sheri Redden of The Cascades for letting us use the La Cava Banquet Room to host our photo shoot, Bryan Jefferies of Fresh Focus Films for filming and producing the behind the scenes video, Blake Wall of Diana, Texas for modeling, Luke and Missy Saintignan for their help in making the whimsical props, and Ray Jackson for his assistance with the shoot. Without your support, the style article would not have been possible.

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Casey Clanahan and Tyler Griffith’s families had always known each other since they live in such a small town. They became friends through their sisters and over the years developed a friendship. In 2005 Tyler asked Casey to prom and that is where the love started! They were inseparable all throughout high school and attended prom together each year. After high school, Tyler attended Texas A&M University while Casey went to Nacogdoches to Stephen F. Austin State University. Even though they were miles apart, they would always make time for each other. Tyler and Casey would go to Aggie football games and Rangers’ baseball games. Despite the distance between them, they were able to stay together. After both of them graduated college, Tyler decided he was ready to ask the girl of his dreams to marry him. He planned the proposal for weeks and the couple was scheduled to see each other for Valentine’s Day weekend but an unfortunate event occurred and Tyler was forced to cancel. After several attempts at rescheduling the weekend of March 3 found the couple in Dallas at beautiful Reunion Tower. They watched the sun set and had an amazing dinner. After

their meal, Tyler said he had another surprise. Tyler had pre-arranged to have a Dallas venue rooftop for the night. It overlooked downtown with an amazing view. Casey walked in and found lit candles on each side of the stairwell. They followed the candlelit path up four floors and stepped onto the rooftop. Tyler had brought a duffle bag and when he opened it, he pulled out a bottle of wine and two glasses. After a few minutes, Tyler said the fireworks show was about to start and for Casey to walk over by the balcony. He told her not to turn around until he said so. When he was ready, he told Casey to turn around and when she did, he was on one knee and was asking Casey to marry him. Casey said “of course” she said yes! Tyler had even hired a photographer to capture one of the best moments of their lives. It was an amazing night they will both never forget. Tyler and Casey celebrated their 7 year anniversary in May and Casey says she is more than ready to become Mrs. Tyler Griffith. Their wedding is scheduled for December 1, 2012.

Photo by: Bran di Burkett Photo graphy

ChriStina DulwEbEr and StEvEn morriS Christina Dulweber and Steven Morris met while attending college. Steven sweetly helped Christina finish a very difficult paper over an all-night study session at the campus library and the two became a couple. On August 22, Steven’s 21st birthday, the couple had plans to go to Shreveport to celebrate. The night before, when Steven was dropping Christina off at her car, he asked her to get out of the car and made a special point to hug her, asked her if she trusted him, to which she answered “yes, with her life!” He then instructed her to wear tennis shoes and clothes she didn’t mind getting dirty in and that he would see her at 5:00 am the next day. Christina was excited and puzzled but agreed. The next morning the couple left for Shreveport eating breakfast in the car on the way. Steven asked Christina if she could guess what they

were doing and she asked, a hot air balloon ride? When they passed the airport, Christina says her suspicious were confirmed. They took care of the necessary paperwork and watched as the balloon was being blow up. Christina says she was very nervous. But as they lifted off, she quickly realized it was not as scary as they thought and they drifted along in the sky and enjoyed the pretty scenery. Half way through the ride their pilot asked Steven for his camera. Christina figured he knew some cool shots from up in the sky. Steven and Christina were hugging and enjoying the view and she noticed his heart racing. Steven then slipped his hand into his pocket and then asked Christina to turn around and began saying the sweetest things she had ever heard. She then figured out what was going on and when he finished talking he got down on one knee, told her he had something to ask her and pulled out the ring. Christina says she screamed in excitement, and said yes!


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

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

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

Lesa’s Bridal and Formal Wear 104 S. First St. Lufkin 936-637-1084 www.lesasbridal.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 & Prom Boutique 3333 Troup Hwy. Tyler 903-526-3224

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

BRIDAL REGISTRY AND GIFTS Cole and Company 4855 Old Bullard Rd. Tyler 903-592-8585 www.cole-and-co.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

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CATERERS Adalante’ Catering Company

FLORISTS Ann’s Petals 1107 Evergreen Street Longview 903-297-7799 www.annspetals.com

Brosang’s Flowers LLC

1723 Troup Hwy. Tyler 903-526-3800 www.adalantecatering.com

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

FRESH by Brookshire’s

FRESH by Brookshire’s

6991 Old Jacksonville Highway Tyler 903-747-3503 www.freshbybrookshires.com

6991 Old Jacksonville Highway Tyler 903-747-3503 www.freshbybrookshires.com

Perfect Catering

La Tee Da Flowers

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

The Flower Girl

T. Blancos Cafe & Bar Category 1045 Gardener Mitchell Pkwy. Longview 903-643-0100 www.tblancos.com

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

CATERING/FONDUE Velata 903-808-0153 Longview www.southerndivadesigns.velata.us

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

DOVE RELEASES Ever After Doves Tyler 903-839-3531 www.everafterdoves.com

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

105 N. Spring Street Tyler 903-566-1566 www.lateedaflowers.com 304 Locust St Tyler 903-509-3839 www.petalspaintsportraits.com

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

MM Carriage Company Bullard 903-279-8910 www.mmcarriagecompany.com

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS FOR GUESTS 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

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

JEWELERS & CUSTOM JEWELRY DESIGNERS McCarley’s Jewelry 2002 Judson Road Longview 903-753-3361 www.mccarleysjewelry.com

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

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..... Directory of Preferred Vendors and Resources .... Susan Robinson Jewelry

DJ Rob J Entertainment

Jennifer Willard Photography

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

214-763-7034 www.djrobjentertainment.com

903-724-1529 www.jenniferwillardphotography.com

Lone Star Light & Sound

Lasting Impressions

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

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

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

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

903-480-0027 www.lonestarlightandsound.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photography by Dena Lufkin 936-875-5592 www.photographybydena.com

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

Rebecca Jordan Photography Lindale 936-581-2667 www.rebeccajordanphotography.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

PHYSICIANS

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

Luis Babuena Jr. M.D.

Fresh Focus Films

Zeid Women’s Health Center

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

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

703 S. Washington Ave. Marshall 903-927-6880 www.gsmcmarshall.org 705 E. Marshall Ave., Suite 3000 Longview 903-315-2700 www.zeidwhc.com

SALONS & DAY SPAS Hair.com

East Texas 903-746-5127 www.jamiemphoto.com

621 E. Kay Street Kilgore 903-984-6252 903-240-2289 www.hairdotcom.net

Jamye Perelli Photography

Salon Kalea

Jamie Maldonado Photography

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

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

.................... TABLESCAPES Melody’s Tablescapes and Events Tyler 903-581-6028 903-539-1370

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

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 Event & Company East Texas 903-521-9050 www.easttexaseventandco.com

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

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

Simply Yours by Design East Texas 903-372-4728 www.simplyyoursbydesign.com

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

Event & Company East Texas 903-521-9050 www.easttexaseventandco.com


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Host Event Design

Hidden Creek Estate

The Challenge at Oak Forest

Longview 903-689-2548 www.hosteventdesign.com

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

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

Hunt Villa

The Challenge at The Woods

Much Obliged Events 3325 Laurel Lane Plano 903-287-0288 www.muchobligedevents.com

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

Simply Yours by Design East Texas 903-372-4728 www.simplyyoursbydesign.com

WEDDING LOCATION AND EVENT PACKAGES Arabella Manor

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

Brides Chapel and Event Hall

Lake Tyler Petroleum Club 15898 Eastside Rd. Tyler 903-566-4444 www.laketylerpetroleumclub.com

Miss Mary’s Place

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

The Depot X 140 E. Hwy 84 Fairfield 903-389-7880 www.thedepotx.com

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

The Event Center

Ramage Farm Weddings

The Legacy

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

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

Sharon Shrine Hall

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

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

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

Shoemaker Hill Ranch

Castle on the Lake Inn

Southern Hills Golf Club

Jacksonville 903-721-3593 www.jacksonvillecastle.com

568 E. Wilkins Road Gladewater 903-521-9050 www.southernhillsclub.com

Jacksonville 903-721-1768 www.shoemakerhillranch.com

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

The old Parker Place

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

The Pinnacle Golf and Boat Club

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

Stone Oak Ranch

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

Murchinson 903-530-7947 www.stoneoakranch.com

The Reserve

Eagle’s Bluff Country Club

Tankersley Gardens

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

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

El Rancho Verde

The Arbor

Hwy 79 South, CR 456 Henderson 903-720-1359 www.elranchoverdetx.com

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

Elmwood Gardens

The Belgium House

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

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

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

Garden Valley Resort & Golf Club

The Cascades Golf and Country Club

Walker Manor

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

2611 Cascades Golf Club Drive Tyler 903-525-0033 www.cascadesoftexas.com

Centaur Arabian Farms

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

Villa di Felicitá

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

WEDDING SUPPLY RENTALS 5-S Rental and Sales 502 W US Highway 80 White Oak 903-295-6666 www.5srental.com

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

All American Party and Tent Rentals 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

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

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

Vintage Soul-A Decor Junktion 907 N. Fourth Street Longview 903-238-8662

WHITE DOVE RELEASE AND DISPLAY Ever After Doves Tyler 903-839-3531 www.everafterdoves.com

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11361 Gilmer Rd. Longview 903-746-5461 www.arabellamanorevents.com

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

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