The Book of Beautiful Weddings- Volume 9

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254.716.5809 | info@brunerevents.com | www.brunerevents.com

Ashley Munn Photography

INNOVATIVE CONCEPTS • CREATIVE DESIGN • ORGANIZED PLANNING • FLAWLESS EXECUTION!


STATI ONE RY BY TE RE SA WILLIAMS

WWW. S T U D I O W D E S I G N S . C O M Photo By: Amy Odom Photography Instagram: @amy_odom

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254.268.8880 | OLAF@OLAFS-OLAFSTOO.COM 121 N AVENUE D CLIFTON, TEXAS DINNER SERVICE: 5:00 PM TO 9:00PM | WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY BRUNCH SERVICE: 10:30 AM TO 2:30 PM | SUNDAY

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Kennedy Miller Photo


9 GIVEAWAY

Get a Mrs. Box for booking 4 or more of our Network Members.

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2022 TRENDS

Color palettes and other NEW trends to watch in 2022.

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46 BRIDAL FASHIONS Beautiful gowns from Georgio’s Bridal and JoAnn’s Bridal

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WE HANDLE THE BREAKFAST

BEAUTIFUL OPEN HOUSES

Get to know Yellow House Bed and Breakfast and read about what they have to offer.

Manor Oaks Venue and Market at the Mill show off their venue fully styled.

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Discover the Heart of Texas Depot and admire the unique architecture.

Read about Brianna Tanner’s experience planning a destination wedding with local vendors.

Browse Olaf’s fine cuisine offerings, great for any special event.

RICH IN HISTORY AND IN LOVE

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DESTINATION WEDDINGS

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COMMUNITY See how Alph-Lit Waco is lighting up love in Central Texas.

BEAUTIFUL CATERING

97 REAL WEDDINGS We are honored to present to you the highlights from beautiful weddings that members of The Beautiful Weddings Network had the pleasure of creating for Central Texas brides.

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CALCULATING COCKTAILS A guide to preparing the bar for your guest.

BE AU T I F U L I N SPI RAT I O N Look for beautifully styled shoots from The Beautiful Weddings Network members showcased throughout this book.


Beautiful Spanish-style Venue Two Outdoor Ceremony Locations Outdoor Reception up to 250 guests Indoor 5,000sq ft Ballroom up to 350 guests Bridal Suite and Groom’s Quarters On-site Lodging Available Conveniently Located in Belton, Texas

LARIOMANSION.COM Photo: Callie Ring Photography

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VOLUME 9 // 2022

TY SANDERS

Publisher & Style Director

H AY L E Y S A N D E R S

Publisher & Editor in Chief Creative Director Graphic Designer

GISELLE SMITH Founder

TERESA WILLIAMS Founder

LILIAN HALABI Founder

BROOKE BAILEY

Executive Assistant Social Media Manager

KELSEY BOLT

Graphic Designer

KENNEDY DOSKOCIL Journalist

KATELYN LAKEY

Publisher 2018 - 2021 Thank you to all of our amazing Central Texas vendors that contributed to this issue. We truly appreciate your talents and time. We are honored to get to work with such amazing people that share the love for beautiful weddings.

ON THE COVER Winter: Lane Albers Photography Spring: Rachel Thomas Photography Summer: Kennedy Miller Photo Fall: Kayla Newsome Photography

SUBMISSIONS SUBMIT YOUR REAL WEDDING ONLINE TheBookofBeautifulWeddings.com

INQUIRIES hello@thebookofbeautifulweddings.com ©The Book of Beautiful Weddings 2022

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the Mrs. Box Giveaway

M rs. B ox

How to enter: 1

Book a minimum of 4 Network Members showcased in this magazine

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Email your signed contracts to hello@thebookofbeautifulweddings.com

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We will send you a Mrs. Box of your choice* When you receive your box, snap a photo and tag us: @thebookofbeautifulweddings #TBBWgiveaway *Size and color options may vary

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Hannah Haston Photography


publishers It’s Hayley and Ty here, the proud new publishers of The Book of Beautiful Weddings! As I write this letter, I can't help but feel a sense of gratitude flood through my heart! 2021 has been a huge growing year for Ty and me. We started off the year engaged, in July we embarked on the new journey as publishers, and ended the year beginning our life as one. One thing that remained is our unwavering love for the wedding and event industry. You're probably wondering how we work day in and day out as a couple…well let me give you a bit of insight. People often call us the dynamic duo, not because we are wildly talented in every way and in everything we do, but because we are wildly different from each other. Ty has the eye, as funny as it sounds, it’s true! He is the creative mastermind behind the issue you are about to dive into. I, on the other hand, use my talents in journalism to curate a beautiful book, in hopes that by the last page, you are inspired and ready to embark on your own wedding planning journey. Each page of this publication displays the talent of our network members. Our network is made up of the most genuine, honest, and hard working individuals in Central Texas. The wedding and event industry is not for the faint of heart. They spend weekends away from family, to ensure that your wedding weekend is an absolute dream, and coming from a recent bride, I can testify. Our pages are filled with our vendors' ideas, talent and heart. As you browse, know that every detail has been thought out and planned with you in mind. Our hope for this issue is to bring you inspiration and to prompt your creativity when it comes to your wedding design and color palette! This issue is full of talented vendors who are ready to make your wedding dreams come true and your vision come to life. We are honored that so many brides have shared their special moments with us and we look forward to seeing yours too! At the end of your planning journey, be sure to share your wedding with us for the opportunity to get featured. Make sure to check out our website at www.thebookofbeautifulweddings.com As Always, Happy Planning!

Hayley & Ty Sanders

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Robin Rogers Photography

LILY'S CAKES (254) 813 - 9700 LILYSCAKES.COM

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Feel beautiful on your wedding day! Try our free 4 day workout challenge!

SWEATING FOR THE WEDDING 12

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Day 1 - Glutes 1A – Dumbbell Hip Thrusts 2×12, 2×10, 1×8 1B – Body Weight Raised Reverse Lunge with Kicks 5x10e (raise on step or books) 2A – Dumbbell Single Leg Reverse Squat 2x10e, 1x8e, 1x6e – Video 2B – Banded Standing Kickback 4x10e

Day 2 - Arms

3A – Dumbbell Pausing Goblet Squat 2×12, 2×10 3B – Long Band Abductor Kicks 4x10e

1A – Dumbbell Bicep Curls 1×8, 2×6, 2×4 1B - Overhead Single Arm Tricep Extension 4x8e 2A – Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press 2×15, 2×12 2B – Banded Hammer Curls 4×12 3A – Single Arm Banded Lateral Raise 4x10e 3B – High Plank w/ Shoulder Taps - Failure

Day 3 - Legs 1A – Dumbbell Pulsing RDL 1×12, 1×10, 2×8 1B – Dumbbell Heel Raised Split Squats 4x8e (raised with shoe or book!) 2A – Long Band Dumbbell Squat 1×12, 2×10, 2×8 2B – Dumbbell Glute Bridges 5×12 3A – Dumbbell Narrow Stance Squats 4×12 3B – Sliding Hamstring Curls 3×12

Day 4 - Abs For this workout, you’re going to do 30 seconds of each exercise, immediately followed by the next exercise. Once you’ve gone through all of the exercises listed, which is considered one round, rest for 1 minute before beginning the next round. Complete 5 rounds! - Lying Single Leg Drop - High Plank with Oblique Crunch - Russian Twist - Plank

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B eautfil W edding

Trends

to watch for in

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80's Retro

The ’80s are back with fun colors. Memphis patterns and neon lights. It is best to use understated accents such as neon lights in photo booths or behind the bar and patterns on stationery. Use textured linens and bright florals to carry through the look.

Bring In The Outdoors Wow your guests by bringing the outdoors in. Greenery, and lots of it! Create an indooroutdoor feel to your event; hang greenery for a dramatic focal point, or use delicate vines to “grow” up the wall or venue staircase. Using a greenery clipping on each place setting is a simple and great way to tie in your place settings and centerpieces.

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Very Peri

Colors of the Year:

We love this Pantone color and can't wait to see it used in weddings this year!

J ewel Tones The vibrant and rich tones speak beauty and are perfect for a bride who loves a bold, high-style look. Jewel tones can be used year-round and can vary depending on the hues that you choose to use.

Accessories, Accessories, Accessories!!

Using oversized accessories adds a unique touch to your bridal look and sets you apart. We are loving the use of hats, hairpieces, and all things pearl! Not only does it contribute to the ‘personal touch’ it’s a way to elevate your detailed photos.

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Gina Hancock Photography

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| tina@starlightfireworks.com | www.starlightfireworks.com


Airy Pastels

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Adding special attractions to your wedding is a great way to keep your guest entertained and give the extra “wow” factor.

Air y Pastels FEATURED VENDORS

Photography: Lane Albers Photography Video: 718 Creative Venue: The Arlo Design & Planning: TBBW Team Florals: Laurel and Finch Decor & Rentals: Pendley Party Productions Tux & Gown: JoAnn’s Bridal Hair & Makeup: Glow and Grace Artistry Cake & Desserts: Morgan Pearl Cakes Special Attractions: Air Carriage Over Texas Signage: Signed by Shannon

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WE HANDLE BREAKFAST SO YOU CAN BE THE BRIDE Sara and James Sharp, owners of Salado’s Yellow House Bed and Breakfast give insight into hosting an intimate micro-style wedding on their property. When booking the property, you will get to choose amongst multiple venue locations as to where you want to hold your ceremony. Sara says they don’t push one location yet encourage you to look around the property and choose a space you like. The venue has a rustic-style event center that is primarily used for reception purposes after your ceremony. Sara shared, in the past, brides have enjoyed booking a tent set up for more outside reception space. Having everything in one place is optimal for less travel time and more time to enjoy your wedding and guests! The bed and breakfast has five different houses for lodging, holding up to 35 guests for overnight stays. Some houses include kitchen set-ups, which bring ease when hosting bridal parties and immediate family for the duration of your event. As weddings are becoming more unique in timing, the bed and breakfast is available for full property renting throughout the week and on weekends. Sara says they are happy to offer assistance in ideas for creating your wedding! Their goal is to make your wedding weekend experience stress-free. The Yellow House Bed and Breakfast gives a special touch to your day, by providing the whole duration of your event to take place in a central location. Article contributed by: Kennedy Dockocil | Photography: Taylor Nicole Photography

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Chelsea Farner Photography

info@kaylanewsome.com |www.kaylanewsome.com @kaylanewsomephotography

The Lash Room By Bree Robertson

LASH EXTENSIONS • FACIALS • WAXING

254.253.6402 | @thelash.room521 |306 N Ave Q, Clifton Texas 76634

Art by Graison artbygraison@gmail.com | @artbygraison

Lane Albers Photography

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Kennedy Miller Photo

SBScalligraphy@gmail.com | @Signed_by_Shannon Etsy Shop: SignedbyShannon


Kennedy Miller Photo

BACHELORETTE TRIPS • GIRLS WEEKEND • UNIQUE CENTRAL TEXAS WINE EXPERIENCE

254-360-WINE | www.wacotours.wine | @wacowinetours

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Patti Darby

YOU R SPE CIAL DAY YOU R WAY. Centralized venue 16 acre arboretum property Accommodates 360 guests Choice of vendors

254.399.9204 discoverwoodway.com

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Mylah Renae Photography

Woodway, TX 76712

info@glowandgraceartistry.com | www.glowandgraceartistry.com @glowandgraceartistry

P H O T O G R A P H Y

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BEAUTIFUL OPEN HOUSES

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MANOR OAKS VENUE


BEAUTIFUL N ET WO R K F E AT UR E D VE N D O R S Venue: Manor Oaks Venue | Photography: Mylah Renae Photography | Videography: 718 Creative Planning & Design: Alice Allen Events | Rentals: Pendley Party Productions Florals: Laurel and Finch, Stellar & Co. | Cake: All Sugar’d Up Hair & Makeup: EmBeautyCo. | Gown: JoAnn’s Bridal | Entertainment: Dana Henderson Music


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MARKET AT THE MILL


BEAUTIFUL N E T WO R K F E AT UR E D VE N D O R S Venue: Market at the Mill | Photography: White’s Photography | Rentals: Bruner Events | Florals: Stellar & Co., Wolfe’s Florist Catering: Auntie Anne’s | Mobile Bar: The Boozie Babe | Entertainment: Smither Productions


Gracie Byrd Jones

www.morganpearlcakes.com 817.691.1318 @morganpearlcakes

Taylor Nicole Photography

Lahzeh Photography

www.thebooziebabe.com | @thebooziebabebar

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www.aliceallenevents.com | @aliceallenevents

www.kennedymillerphoto.com | hello@kennedymillerphoto.com @kennedymillerphoto


L&K Photography

EMBEAUTYCO 254.424.5405 | www.embeautyco.com | @embeautyco_ Traveling hair and airbrush makeup artist located in Central Texas

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LIGHTING UP LOVE Jeremy and Jackie Vickers of Waco, Texas are owners of Alpha Lit, Waco. The two purchased a franchise of Alpha Lit incorporation and began renting to the Central Texas Area in January 2021. “We wanted something to root us in the community here in Waco,” Jackie shared. “We wanted to not just be living in this community, but be a part of this community.” Jeremy is the entrepreneur of the duo, while Jackie is the creator. When a couple inquires, they say the connection begins there. “Often couples don’t know what they want, they just want a staple piece,” Jackie said. “Ultimately, it’s about the couple’s vision and what they want,” If you’re seeking bold design elements for your day, or want to make moments special by emphasizing an important phrase relevant to your event. Married names, children’s names, significant numbers, and symbols will give your event a personalized touch.

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Jackie emphasizes to clients how the letters can contribute to your event; they are completely customizable to your design. You can start by changing bulb colors, choosing your phrase and playing with the stacking or spacing of letters. It is Alpha Lit’s goal to make your night special, they encourage you to bring ideas and seek how they can be brought to life. The opportunities to build on their product are endless. “We love being here in Waco, it’s been great for our kids, us, and our business,” Jackie said Jackie claims this business has incorporated all her family and allows her kids to work and understand the meaning of being a part of the business. “As a family, they are a part of our team,” Jackie said. “We give them jobs and let them earn a few dollars for their work.” The two hope to continue to re-ground themselves and their children here in Waco. They are eager to get active in the community and have the ability to serve all in their special moments. Article contributed by: Kennedy Doskocil | Photography: Sharea May Photography

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Jamey Laree Photography

254.715.8160 | www.marketatthemillclifton.com |317 W 3rd Street Clifton, Texas

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HISTORIC TH E BOOK OF B E AU T IF U L W E D D INGS

CHARM WITH TODAY'S AMENITIES


Modern Romance

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Black and white is not only a classic color palette but a beautiful one as well.

Modern Romance FEATURED VENDORS Photography: Mylah Renae Photography Venue: Old Bethany Design & Planning: TBBW Team Florals: Stellar & Co. Decor & Rentals: Pendley Party Productions Gown: Georgio’s Bridal Hair & Makeup: Be.YOU.Tiful Salon Cake & Desserts: All Sugar’d Up Stationery: Paperdoodles

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CALCULATING COCKTAILS 1 bottle = 8 servings

1 bottle = 18 drinks

1 bottle = 5 servings

1 bottle = 1 serving

A full bar usually serves a mix of 50% wine, 20% beer and 30% liquor. A beer and wine only bar usually serves 75% wine and 25% beer.

Calculations for 100 guests with the bar open for 6 hours (assumes an average of 1 drink per hour)

Full bar 10 bottles of liquor 120 bottles of beer or 1 keg 75 bottles of wine

Beer/Wine bar 150 bottles of beer or 1 keg 112 bottles of wine

Keep your guest's drink preference in mind. If they are more of a beer crowd, order more beer and less wine. If they are a wine crowd, order more wine and less beer. If they are a drinking increase TH EB Ocrowd, O KO FB EAU TI FU LW ED D I N Gthe S. COM above calculations by 50%

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Minimal Matrimony

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Adding fun accessories to your bridal look brings a unique twist to your portraits.

Minimal Matrimony FEATURED VENDORS Photography: Kayla Newsome Photography Venue: Manor Oaks Venue Design & Planning: TBBW Team Florals: Stellar & Co. Decor & Rentals: Bruner Events Gown: JoAnn’s Bridal Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Kara Beth Cake & Desserts: Morgan Pearl Cakes Stationery: Paperdoodles

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BE BOLD

Dress: Georgio’s Bridal

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BE YOU

Dress: JoAnn’s Bridal

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Bridal Fashions

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BE BRIGHT

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Dress: Georgio’s Bridal


BE BEAUTIFUL Dress: JoAnn’s Bridal

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Vibrant Vows

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Don’t be afraid to go bold with your florals! Get creative and show your personality.

Vibrant Vows FEATURED VENDORS

Photography: Rachel Thomas Photography Venue: La Rio Mansion Design & Planning: Alice Allen Events Florals: Cone Flower Designs Decor & Rentals: Pendley Party Productions Gown: JoAnn’s Bridal Hair & Makeup: Be.YOU.Tiful Salon Cake: Lily’s Cakes Specialty Cookies: Butter and Buckle

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l s i a t k c o Cand C onversations HEY ALL YOU PARTY PEOPLE!

Once a year we host a launch party event, Cocktails and Conversations. This is a trendy event open to the public, but more importantly, YOU, our awesome brides! Be the first to see the newest issue of our publication, meet some of our amazing

Network Members, learn from our vendor panel and enjoy a night out on us. We would love for you to join us for our next event. Be on the lookout for upcoming event dates.

BEAUTIFUL N ETWO R K F E AT UR E D VE N D O R S Venue: Cathedral Oaks Event Center | Photography: Mylah Renae Photography | Rentals: Bruner Events | Floral: Taylor Bible Weddings

Balloons: Velvet Hippie Co. | Specialty Rentals: Stellar & Co. | Desserts: Suregood by Morgan Pearl Cakes | Marquee Letters: Alpha-Lit Waco

Vendor Panel: Ever Peach Designs | Ila Mar Photography | Cathedral Oaks Event Center | Honey Weddings

W e love getting to hear from the professionals.

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Browse our network vendors THEBOOKOFBEAUTIFULWEDDINGS.COM

Connect with our Beautiful Network of Vendors

Browse • Connect • Book SCAN TO BROWSE

HIRE 4 VENDORS FROM THIS MAGAZINE &

GET A FREE MRS. BOX DELICIOUS CATERING OF B E AU T IF U LBEAUTIFUL W E D D INGSDRESSES 58 TH E BOOK

HONEYMOON FUN

*SEE PAGE 9


Secret Garden

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An outdoor ceremony is both romantic and scenic, leaving your guests with an intimate experience.

Secret Garden FEATURED VENDORS Photography: Rachel Thomas Photography Venue: Carleen Bright Arboretum Design & Planning: TBBW Team Florals: Wolfe’s Florist Decor & Rentals: Bruner Events Gown: JoAnn’s Bridal Hair & Makeup: EmBeautyCo Cake & Desserts: Sunflour Bakery Special Attractions: Alpha-Lit Waco Stationery: Paperdoodles

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Mylah Renae Photography

Kelly Costello Photography

254-826-5715 | www.joannsbridal.com | @joannsbridal 700 W Oak St West, TX 76691

EVENT PLANNING & DESIGN | KATEROSECREATIVEGROUP.COM

BONNIE'S GREENHOUSE TIMELESS

ELEGANT

ORGANIC

254.799.7909 | @bonnies.greenhouse 5198 Orchard Lane Waco, Texas

@rachelthomasstudiosanddesign

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www.rachelthomasstudios.com

Taylor Nicole Photography


info@manoroaksvenue.com

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Hannah Haston Photography

254.326.8300 | stellarnco.com | @stellarnco


Botanical Charm

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Wow your guest with a fun interactive bar. The Boozie Babe Bar is our personal favorite!

Botanical Charm FEATURED VENDORS Photography: Taylor Nicole Photography Venue: Little River Event Center Design & Planning: TBBW Team Florals: Laurel and Finch Plants: Bonnie’s Greenhouse Decor & Rentals: Bruner Events Tux & Gown: JoAnn’s Bridal Hair & Makeup: EmBeautyCo Cake & Desserts: All Sugar’d Up Stationery: Paperdoodles Mobile Bar: The Boozie Babe Bar

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325.792.6878 | www.heartoftexasdepot.com |@heartoftexasdepot

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Sara Virdell Photography


Kennedy Miller Photo Kennedy Miller Photo

hello@thescoopwaco.com www.thescoopwaco.com | @thescoopwaco

108 N MAIN STREET, BELTON 245.939.7499 BELTONBEYOUTIFULSALON.COM

lanealbersphoto@gmail.com | www.lanealbersphoto.com | @lanealbersphotography

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WACO’S NEW PREMIER REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE

info@davello.com | www.davello.com | @davellophotography

Rachel Thomas Photography

tfinneyphoto@gmail.com

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butterandbuckle@gmail.com | butterandbuckle.com | @butterandbuckle


Ann Mark Photo

BRING YOUR LOVE TO NEW HEIGHTS Airborne weddings • Reception and event tethers

512-766-0018 | txballoonflights.com TH EB O O KO FB EAU TI FU LW ED D I N G S. COM

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PH OTOGRAPHY: PATTI DARBY PHOTOGRAPHY

( 254) 752-3351 • WACO, TX

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Neutral Nuptials

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Bringing in earthy tones will warm up any color palette.

Neutral Nuptials FEATURED VENDORS Photography: Kennedy Miller Photo Venue: Market at the Mill Design & Planning: TBBW Team Florals: Stellar & Co. Decor & Rentals: Bruner Events Gown: Georgio’s Bridal Hair & Makeup: EmBeautyCo Cake & Desserts: Heavin Cakes and Cookies

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HISTORY PRESERVED, WHERE MEMORIES CONTINUE TO BE MADE The Heart of Texas Depot venue got its name for being nestled right in the heart of Texas, in Brady, Tx. The building was built in 1911 where it worked as a railroad until 1973. Since then, it's been a restaurant, residence, and now an event venue. Owners, Greg and Tina King, worked to revamp the building while preserving its natural state and historical aspect. It was of optimal importance to the couple to make minimal changes. They were both impressed with the structure of the building with it being built so long ago, there weren’t too many changes needed, Tina shared. Updated appliances made the space suitable for a venue, but also remained packed rich with history and elegance. Tina spoke with a lady who remembered riding the train to the station in her youth. They both agreed there is joy in looking forward to memories to come that will be made within the building. The space has three separate rooms that can be opened up into each other, for one large space. There is a quaint upstairs space for pre-ceremony preparation The building alone allows for minimal decor, emphasizing the natural beauty of the architecture and design. Greg and Tina look forward to offering up the space for weddings, as well as family gatherings and other events. This space is ideal for the couple who is dreaming of a venue that is full of love and rich history. Article contributed by: Kennedy Doskocil | Photography: Sara Layne Photography

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Brandon and Brianna's love story started when they met through mutual friends. Traveling is something that the couple loves to do together. They were engaged in New Mexico, so a destination wedding only made sense, Brianna shared. “My parents own a venue and would have had to limit our guest size if we had stayed and done our wedding in Waco.”, and the ability to open the invite to everyone on their guest list, led them to the decision to wed abroad. Not wanting to dwell on the little details, the couple decided on Sandals Ochi in Jamaica to get married. They worked with Bambi Eskew through Allen Samuels House of Travel who coordinated their whole 3-day adventure to becoming husband and wife. “I am a planner, on certain things, but planning a wedding was not bringing me joy,” Brianna said. “Bambi was such a blessing to us.” Working with Allen Samuels House of Travel, the couple did not handle any travel arrangements, yet were able to direct all concerns of themselves and guests to Bambi. “I did not want to chance photography, so I asked around for photographers who would travel,” Brianna said. “Holly and Daniel Perez of Jack and June Photography came highly recommended to us.” It became very personal when they realized Holly and Daniel were a part of their church in Waco. The couple was thrilled to have them journey to Jamacia to capture their day. After the wedding, the couple hosted a hiking adventure for their guests. A catamaran cruise that included snorkeling and hiking up Duns River Falls in Jamacia allowed for quality time with everyone. Brianna said, “It was a 3-day event, basically a party, rather than a traditional 12-hour wedding,” Even amidst COVID worries, Brianna knew that even if it was only Brandon and her in the chapel in Jamacia, that was how she wanted to begin their lives together. Brandon ensured her through doubts, that even if no one showed up they would still be getting married. To keep it personal when far from home, Brianna brought small, airline-friendly gifts for her guests. As well as allowed her friend of Red Couch Collaborative to assist in décor pieces. “We made sure to give the DJ a list of songs, from walking down the aisle to the last song played,” Brianna said. “The whole time it was exactly what Brandon and I wanted.” When planning, a trustworthy travel agent is essential. “I called Bambi for so many little things, and I know my guests did the same,” Brianna shared. Seeking an experience while placing the forefront mindset that this was about Brandon and Brianna starting a life together, Brianna feels that choosing somewhere that fully embodied the couple was the best decision they made to begin their marriage. “We wanted to be surrounded by family and friends that would make it fun, and that’s exactly what we got,” Brianna shared. “I 10/10 recommend a destination wedding!” Article contributed by: Kennedy Doskocil | Photography: Jack and June Photography

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Wedding and Event Center | Salado, Texas yellowhousebandb.com | 254.444.0404

Taylor Nicole Photography

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Adding colored linens is a great way to add in a pop of color. Having textured linens is always fun too!

Something Blue FEATURED VENDORS Photography: Mylah Renae Photography Venue: Cathedral Oaks Design & Planning: Bruner Events Florals: Laurel and Finch Decor & Rentals: Bruner Events Gown: Georgio’s Bridal Hair & Makeup: Be.YOU.Tiful Cake & Desserts: Heavin Cakes and Cookies Stationery: Paperdoodles

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LITTLE RIVER EVENT CENTER MEMORIES ARE MADE AT LITTLE RIVER littlerivereventcenter.com 512.965.0477 info@littlerivereventcenter.com

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Lucy Struve Photography

Rachel Thomas Photography

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Beautiful Catering Red Curry glazed Salmon Coconut Sticky Rice and Garlic Broccolini

Charcuterie Board with Local Cheese and House Made Pickled Veggies

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Prime Filet with Pomme Puree and Rainbow Carrots

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REAL WEDDING

society of the most talented wedding professionals in Central Texas who

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showcase work from weddings our

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OC TOBER 8 | OL D BETH A N Y | LOREN A , TEXA S

HANNAH + CHARLESTON REAL

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BEAUTIFUL N E T WO R K F E AT UR E D VE N D O R S Venue: Old Bethany | Florals: Laurel and Finch | Cake: All Sugar’d Up


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BEAUTIFUL N E T WO R K F E AT UR E D VE N D O R S Videographer: 718 Creative | Planning & Coordination: Alice Allen Events | Florals: Laurel and Finch | Catering: Olaf’s Late Night Snack: Auntie Anne’s | Entertainment: Dana Henderson Music and Smither Productions Cake: Morgan Pearl Cakes | Tux & Gown: JoAnn’s Bridal | Rentals: Bruner Events and Pendley Party Productions Live Painting: Art by Graison | Special Effects: Starlight Fireworks


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J A N U A RY 10 | PRIVATE ESTATE | L A MPA SA S, TEXA S

KAITLIN & PARKER REAL

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ESTHER + TINGKE

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A PRIL 2 | OL D BETH A N Y | LOREN A , TEXA S

BEAUTIFUL N ETWOR K F E AT UR E D VE N D O R S Venue: Old Bethany | Videographer: 718 Creative | Entertainment: Smither Productions Cake: All Sugar’d Up | Hair & Makeup: Be.YOU.Tiful Salon

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OC TOBER 16 | OL D BETH A N Y | LOREN A , TEXA S

EMILY & DYLAN REAL

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BEAUTIFUL N E T WO R K F E AT UR E D VE N D O R S Venue: Old Bethany | Planning & Design: Alice Allen Events | Florals: Laurel and Finch Entertainment & Lighting: Smither Productions | Gown: Georgio’s Bridal


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O C TOBER 18 | TH E MIL ESTON E | GEORGETOWN , TEXA S

JAMIE & LEE

WEDDING

BEAUTI F U L N E T WO R K F E AT UR E D VE N D O R S Photographer: Kennedy Miller Photo | Planning & Design: Alice Allen Events | Florals: Laurel and Finch Entertainment: Smither Productions | Marquee Letters: Alpha- Lit Waco

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JESSICA & DILLON

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MAY 29 | MA RKET AT TH E MIL L | C L IFTON , TEXA S

BEAUTIFUL N ETWO R K F E AT UR E D VE N D O R S Venue: Market at the Mill | Floral: Stellar & Co. | Gown: JoAnn’s Bridal

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MALLORY & DUSTIN REAL

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LINDSAY & KYLE

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BEAU T I F U L N E T WO R K F E AT UR E D VE N D O R S Planning & Design: Alice Allen Events | Florals: Laurel and Finch | Entertainment: Smither Productions Cake: Morgan Pearl Cakes | Rentals: Pendley Party Productions

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FRANZI & LANDER

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OC TOBER 2 | C EDA R SKIES BA RN | BU RN ET, TEXA S

BEAUTIFUL N ETWOR K F E AT UR E D VE N D O R S Photography: Mylah Renae Photography | Florals: Cone Flower Designs

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MEGHAN + CHASE REAL

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BEAUTIFUL N E T WO R K F E AT UR E D VE N D O R S Venue: Old Bethany | Planning & Design: Alice Allen Events | Florals: Laurel and Finch | Entertainment: Smither Productions Cake: Morgan Pearl Cakes | Rentals: Pendley Party Productions | Marquee Letters: Alpha-Lit Waco


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NOVEMBER 23 | L ITTL E RIV ER EV EN T C EN TER | C A MERON , T EX A S

ASHLEY + ANDREW REAL

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MADISON & BRAEDEN

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BEAUTIFUL N E T WO R K F E AT UR E D VE N D O R S ​​Venue: Cathedral Oaks | Florist: Wolfe Florist | Cake: All Sugar'd Up Rentals: Pendley Party Productions | Gown: Georgio’s Bridal

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