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BENITO SANTOS 9

VICTORIA'S SECRET

The Bra Fashion Show

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THE PERFECT & PRACTICAL Gift Registry

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GAUTIER

FORMAL DRESSES WINTER COLLECTION 2018

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EVENTS BY URSULA

IF YOU CAN DREAM IT, I CAN PLAN IT!

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GREG REESE All About Wedding Dress Shopping

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MAYFAIR BRIDAL TRENDS FOR BRIDES & GROOMS

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RELAX WITH A SPA

Treatment Before your big day for the Couple

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the oaks at boerne one of the most up-and-coming venues, in the Hill Country

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HOW TO GET A MARRIAGE LICENSE?

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ODySSEY TRAVEL

Romantic Weddings Honeymoon Experiences


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editor´s letter

PUBLISHER EDITOR GUILLERMO CRUZ MARKETING DIRECTION OLGA ADAME ART & GRAPHIC DESIGN Ernesto Cruz | Guillermo Cruz

White Bridal Excitement and nervousness are two of the many words that can

CONTRIBUTORS PHOTOGRAPHER Alejandro Quintanilla, Alaa Marzouk, DreanArt Photography, Jersson Luna, Snap Chic and, Juanma Pineda, Snappedbyalexmarin

describe what a future bride may feel before her wedding. Attention Future Brides! Trust that no matter what happens during the planning, in the end, things will turn out wonderfully. It is OK to have multiple, unexpected “glitches” during the planning process that can be frustrating and disappointing at the time, but in the end, on your wedding day, everything will turn out more perfectly than you could have planned or imagined. You are about to start a journey with one of the most important person in your life. The meaning of the word “Marriage,” as we know it, will change as the years go by. The dictionary defines marriage as: a ceremony in which two people are married to each other.

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Dear customers and friends, THANK YOU for giving us your trust and support. It has given life to our publication. It has inspired us to continue to provide an outlet for your imagination and a guiding hand for your occasions. Dear Brides, We recognize that a wedding is one of the most important events in your life, for that reason we’ve created this inspiration guide called WHITE BRIDAL. We hope you enjoy this issue and when it comes time for your big day, you will not only be inspired by our first issue, but also use it as a planning resource when selecting the vendors that will help your wedding dreams come true. It’s our dream that you enjoy this beautiful publication as much as we enjoyed creating for you. Congratulations on your engagement, as well as the start of your new life together.

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Art & Culture | Books | Movies | Music

The Brazilian Lais Ribeiro will wear The Champagne Night Fantasy Bra worth -$2 million- at the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on Tuesday November 28, 2017. WINTER 2017

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he Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is an annual show sponsored by and featuring Victoria's Secret, a brand of lingerie and sleepwear. Victoria's Secret uses the show to promote and market its goods in high-profile settings. The show features some of the world's leading fashion

models such as current Victoria's Secret Angels Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Behati Prinsloo, Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Josephine Skriver, Lais Ribeiro, Martha Hunt, Romee Strijd, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell, and Taylor Marie Hill. The show is a lavish event with elaborate costumed lingerie, varying music by leading entertainers, and set design according to the different themes running within the show. The show attracts hundreds of celebrities and entertainers, with special performers and acts every year. Each year, twenty to forty of the world's top fashion models are selected to perform in the fashion show. In a typical year, this includes about a half dozen women under contract to the company,[1] known as Victoria's Secret Angels, who help publicize the event. The giant angel wings worn by the models, as well as other wings of various forms and sizes such as butterfly, peacock, or devil wings, have become emblematic of the Victoria's Secret brand. Typically, one model is chosen among the Angels to wear a bejeweled bra dubbed the "Fantasy Bra". It was first advertised in the Victoria's Secret catalog, but since 2001 has been worn in the fashion shows. Prior to each fashion show, Victoria's Secret contracts a renowned jewelry designer to craft the bra to be used as a focal point for promoting the fashion show and as a centerpiece within it. The company offers the Fantasy Bra for sale as "the ultimate holiday" gift.

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‘The Shape of Water’ Guillermo del Toro’s Lush Fairy Tale Is a Powerful Vision of Love Credits:indiewire.com & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shape_of_Water_(film)

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he film is one of the director's most stunningly successful works, it’s also a powerful vision of a creative master feeling totally, joyously free.

The Shape of Water is a 2017 American romantic fantasy horror film directed by Guillermo del Toro and written by del Toro and Vanessa Taylor. The film stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Octavia Spencer.

Plot: Elisa Esposito (Sally Hawkins) is a mousy, curious woman rendered mute by an injury she sustained as an infant. She works the night shift as a janitor at the Occam Aerospace Research Center in early 1960s Baltimore. One day, the facility receives a new “asset” discovered by the cruel and abusive Colonel Richard Strickland (Michael

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Shannon) in the rivers of South America. After Elisa has a brief encounter with The Asset (Doug Jones), which she discovers is an amphibious humanoid, she begins sneaking into the its enclosure. Elisa spends time with the Asset, feeding him hard-boiled eggs and sharing music through records played on a portable turntable. Over time, the two become close. Strickland’s superior, General Hoyt (Nick Searcy), is interested in The Asset’s biology. He wants its body harvested to study for the advancement of space travel technology. One of the center’s scientists, Robert Hoffstetler (Michael Stuhlbarg), who is actually a Soviet spy named Dmitri, pleads with Hoyt and Strickland to not kill the creature for the sake of further study. Robert is ignored, a conversation Elisa overhears. Unable to delay the Asset’s procedure, Robert’s superiors instruct him to euthanize the creature, preferring to disrupt American technological progress than enhancing their own.

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THE PERFECT & PRACTICAL Gift Registry Create a gift list that is both useful for you and convenient for your guests.

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enefits for everybody. Having a wedding gift registry is an option with benefits for all: The bride and groom may choose the style of gifts they wish for., and the guests

are able to have a list of the couple’s wishes and likes. Besides, the stores, which offer this type of service, include also additional benefits such as: free gift shipping, merchandise exchange, payment plans, and credit for the couple. With so many benefits, bride and groom shouldn’t worry if they desire to include those pricey gifts they really want, actually, if a family member wishes to surprise them with that special gift, having a list like this is the best thing to do.

Virtual registries, wonderful! Not only these important stores you like and know offer the benefit of a wedding registry, there are a lot of other stores who offer online wedding registries too. There you’ll not only find, furniture or appliances but also home building materials, honeymoon, travel packages, and all kind of wedding services for you to book or hire. This is such a great idea especially if you have foreign guests attending.

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Combine and be a winner As a way to help your guests, set your gift registry 3. Think about your parents’ home and make a in more than one store. Having different choices list of all those things you use daily and include and variety is something they will really appre- them in your list. ciate.

Where should I start?

4. Share your list with your mother, best mar-

ried friend or sister, they will definitely help you Choosing the items for your wedding registry is identify which things are necessary and which fun and exciting but you have to consider that are not. it will take time and requires planning. Check these tips:

5. Do not leave this to the last moment. Have

your registry completed at least two months pri1. Start by deciding with your partner the style or to your event, if possible this way your guests both wish to have in your new home. Make use may be able to take advantage of store offers, of magazines, and clip those photos or ideas you season’s discounts, and even use those same most like. lists to buy gifts for your bachelorette/ bachelor parties. 2. Look around carefully every room in your new home, make notes and do a “must have” list.

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People | Wedding Planner | Company Photo by: JERSSON LUNA Photography

URSULA VANDERWEST

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Events by Ursula

IF YOU CAN DREAM IT, I CAN PLAN IT!

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rsula Vanderwest has turned a lifelong passion of design, coordination and providing wedding planning into her own prestigious company, "Events by Ursula". Her experience

in the corporate world, where she was responsible for budgeting, developing, designing, collaborating, and organizing all events provided an unparalleled experience. This experience allowed Ursula to fol-

low her dream and open her own Wedding Planning Business. Ursula thrives in a fast-paced atmosphere where she can tap into her amazing creative ability to deliver your dream wedding!

“Let Events by Ursula help you plan, design and coordinate the wedding of your dreams!! Photo by: patrick v photography

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Ursula works with the best vendors in this industry and together they can help you plan, design and coordinate the wedding of your dreams and stay within your budget. Every bride’s wedding day is unique, and Ursula will help you plan every detail of your big day, from the initial consultation, picking out invitations and flowers, to the final send-off on your wedding night. Events by Ursula has planned and coordinated many events, weddings, bachelorette parties, baby showers, and milestone anniversaries. No event is too small or too big. She enjoys working with all her clients to ensure that their vision becomes a reality. She is an excellent planner, is passionate about her clients and builds meaningful relationships.

Ursula provides wedding planning and coordination services in San Antonio, Austin, and California.

www.eventsbyursula.com | ursulavevents@gmail.com Call or contact Events by Ursula today at (949) 701-5489

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FEATURED VENDORS: WEDDING DRESS: Mayfair Bridal MODEL: Sinead Bachet HAIR & MAKEUP: Hair and Makeup by Ana PHOTOGRAPHER:Jersson Luna Photography PHOTOGRAPHER: Patrick V Photography CAKE: Sweet Traditions LOCATION: The St. Anthony Hotel LIMOUSINE: ETI Limousine & Charter FLORAL, LINENS, LIGHTING & RENTALS: Reese Events Group

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"Finding a dress at BELLA BRIDE is the easiest thing ever." b y G r e g R e e s e - R e e s e Ev e n t s G r o u p

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ella Bride Boutique is the hottest brid- been found bringing the rest of the wedding de- find their dress in the first try, and there are many reaal shop in San Antonio. This wonder- tails become easier to visualize and incorporate.

sons for this! We don’t wear wedding gowns every day

ful boutique offer designer wedding 5 HAVE AN OPEN MIND

so there is usually a minor realization that happens

dresses that have been hand selected We like to say Pinterest is the best friend and the when you see yourself in a wedding gown for the first

with you in mind. Whether you’re looking for worst enemy to brides, photos of gowns on the time. Also, as a bridal stylist we like to start with a gown something glamorous, charming, flirty, elegant, popular site and even on designer websites are that encompasses what you are looking for and what classy, sexy or sweet, you will find it here. And photoshopped and edited in a manor to attract will flatter you! while the owner are confident that you will fall a bride. Don’t get stuck on a certain photo of in love with one of our bridal gowns, you will a dress, go in having an open mind to your apnever feel pressured to buy from they.

pointment!

1 LIMIT YOUR ENTOURAGE

6 NO TEARS, NO PROBLEM!

Focusing in on the opinions that matter most to Not every bride has the same journey in finding you will truly make the process easier. Not only “the one” and that is okay! What matters is that will it make it easier on that day but on your you love your dress from head to toe and front wedding day the true suprise of your gown will to back! show through on your guests faces! 7 SOMETIMES THE FIRST DRESS IS "THE ONE" 2 ALWAYS BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Glamorous, charming, flirty, elegant, classy, sexy or sweet, you will find it here!!.

It is true that a large percentage of women will

Being an intimate boutique with just two fitting rooms we always suggest to make an appointment so the attention is focused on you! 3 SET YOUR BUDGET Discussing your budget before going into an appointment is so important for not just you and whoever may be helping you purchase the gown but for your consultant who will help you throughout the appointment. Sometimes starting that conversation isn’t the most comfortable if you haven’t spoken about it yet. 4 IT'S NEVER TOO EARLY TO START LOOKING The venue and wedding gown are the two longer running ítems to knock off your planning list. These two ítems also set the tone for your wedding. For many brides once these two ítems have

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Alexandra Mimari: We simply strive to create an atmosphere that is personal, memorable, and most importantly, fun!

8 DRESS UP

10 HAVE FUN

If you know you want your hair up or curled and

We saved the best piece of advice for last! Having

you have the time to do so come with that look,

fun and making cherishable memories out of

it may seem silly but it is truly going to help you

this process is what its about! If you aren’t hav-

visualize yourself on your big day!

ing luck in finding “the one” don’t get frustrated or down, you will find it in time – just have fun!

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18720 Stone Oak Pkwy San Antonio, TX. 78258. PH: 210-451-9602 www.bellabrideboutique.com Email: bellabrideboutique@gmail.com

Designer bridal runs two sizes smaller than the

11 DESIGNERS WE CARRY

tag size so it is concurrent with European sizing.

We offer designer wedding dresses that have

Each designer has their own size chart. When it

been hand picked with our bride in mind.

comes down to ordering your gown you will see

Whether you are looking for something glam-

where your measurements fall and the number

orous, charming, flirty, elegant, classy, sexy or

ordered may be a size you have never worn but

sweet, you will find it here. Our designers include

do not worry!

Hayley Paige, Martina Liana, MUSE by Berta, Marchesa Notte, Randy Fenoli, Essense of Australia, Stella York, L’Amour by Callablanche, Kitty Chen, Justin Alexander and Ella Rosa.

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ERIKA EDMA;

“What I love about modeling designers is when they give a supermodel the choice to create her unique style that represents her own image.

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be an international modeling

(I actually decided to change from having a

coach give you a plus when recruit-

model agency to being a model trainer). When

ing models. Erika Edma has ex-

I started working on TV doing weather seg-

perience of almost 25 years in this

ments, many young girls asked me how hard it

business. She has participated in

was to do that, so I started teaching them how

films like; Undercover Santa; Run; Kevin Save

you need to present yourself on TV and how

the World; and Margarita Man. and modeling

to speak in public. It was amazing how they

with important designers like Maria Vidal

loved the way that I was teaching them, and so,

Designs, Custo Barcelona, Kosiuko Ed Hardy,

I decided to start teaching modeling classes in

Lenna S. For us is a plasure to talk with this

2010.

beautiful model, Erika, When did you get interested in the modeling industry?

What does it take to be a tr aining model at Edma Ev e n t s & M o d e l i n g ?

How important are social n e t w o r k s a t E d m a Ev e n t s & Modeling?

We not only participate in fashion events and pageants, but we visit our communities as well. We do this, for the most part, so that our staff can understand the beautiful thing about helping other people such as in nursing homes, hospitals, charity events and many more. What is your vision for the future? I would like to have more events in Texas, of

You don't need any experience to be part of

course, because (this is where we are located),

When I was 14 years old, I was in Acapulco

our team. We work with our staff to help them

but we always want to visit New York for fash-

and they asked me if I wanted to be part of a

grow professionally and to help them develop

ion week every year because New York is the

fashion show at the hotel where I was staying.

modeling skills by getting them to try new

main hub for the fashion industry and famous

Of course, I said yes! It was an amazing experi-

modeling ideas and develop confidence in

designers.

ence, and after that, I came back to Monterrey

themselves as trainers.

and talked to my mom about it. My mother

9258 Culebra Rd Ste 138

has always been my number one supporter

Which model would you have dreamed of discovering?

and my inspiration for all the things I'm doing in my life, may she rest in peace. After this brief modeling experience, I joined the (designer) John Casablanca and this is when I said to myself, this is for me! How did you decide when it wa s time to start your own model agency?

San Antonio, Texas. OFFICE: 469 -416-2342 www.edmaevents.com Email: contact@edmaevents.com

I admire Adriana Lima, because for me, she is one of the most beautiful models in the world. She’s very natural and classy. She would be the one.

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Trends For Bride | Wedding Dresses | Accessories | Jewelry

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CRÉDITOS Photo @alexcordovaphoto Model @nohemihv @newiconmodels MUA @israquiroz Hair @charlycabraleshair Style @jukajukajuka  #benitosantos  #modamexico  #modamexicana #diseñomexicano

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We are proud to be one of the oldest boutiques serving the brides of San Antonio Texas for 33 years.

"Our experience makes the difference".

"Our team of Alteration Professionals has Over 100 years of Experience in Bridal Alteration"

8503 Broadway Suite 115| San Antonio, TX 78217 PH (210) 828-5757 Fax: (210) 828-5959 www.mayfairbridalsa.com

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Bridal Designs and Accessories We carry a large selection of the finest bridal gowns and bridesmaids dresses from top designers. Whether it's custom made veils, headpieces, shoes, or accessories, we have what you're looking for. Service Our experienced team of bridal consultants and seamstresses will work with you to ensure your dress is properly sized and altered so you are the center of attention on your wedding day Appointments are recommended. We love our customers and want to make sure you receive the attention, care and service your deserve. You can request an appointment on line or give us a call. We will call you or email you to confirm your appointment request. If you need an immediate response please call during normal business hours Hours Monday - Friday: 10am - 5:30pm Saturday: 10am-5:00pm Sunday: Closed

8503 Broadway Suite 115 San Antonio, TX 78217 PH (210) 828-5757 Fax: (210) 828-5959 www.mayfairbridalsa.com

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Amare Bridal by Mayfair Amare Bridal by Mayfair opened in September 2016 with the goal of offering a full line of ready to wear, top quality designer bridal gowns, tuxedos and accessories. Whether you need a dress, tuxedo or bridesmaids dresses in a day, a week or a year, we can help. We also offer a full selection of prom dresses for that special evening. Our in house alterations department will ensure your dress is perfectly altered to your needs.

Tuxedo Rental Alterations and Accessories We can dress your groom and groomsmen in the latest Tuxedo styles. We offer a full line of bridal accessories and in-house alterations. Hours Monday - Friday: 11am - 6:00pm Saturday: 11am-5:30pm Sunday: Closed 36

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Mother of the Bride, Bridesmaids and Prom Our mother of the bride dress selection is superb! We offer major designers. If you are looking for bridesmaids dresses or that perfect prom dress, we have what you need. We carry a variety of designers for everyone's taste and budget, and have dresses you can take with you that same day if you want. Our prices range from the 200s up to 1500. We also offer in-house alterations at a set price that we won't exceed. Our designers include: Mori Lee, Allure, Casablanca, Maggie Sottero, Demetrio, Enzoani, Jasmine, Sophia Tolli,House of Wu, Bonny, Mon Cheri, Justin Alexander, Wtoo,Christina Wu, St Patrick, Private Collection, Ashley and Justin, Sincerity

8800 Broadway Suite 110 | San Antonio, TX 78217| PH (210) 999-5735 | Fax: (210) 999-5745 www.amarebridalsa.com

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DRESSES: Gautier Formal Dresses | MAKEUP & HAIR: Hair and Makeup by Ana Line 2U Cosmetics San Antonio PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Snappedbyalexmarin | LOCATION: The St. Anthony Hotel | LIMOUSINE: ETI Limousine & Charter

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TRENDS / J EWELRY

TEXT Y PHOTO BY: Courtesy of the brand

The most desired rings

Every bride has her style, but these are the types they prefer: The wedding band:

This design consists of a row of 5 to 11 or more same size dia-

monds (WEDDING BAND CARTIER IN PLATINUM, YELLOW GOLD AND PINK GOLD, DIAMOND PAVED WITH BRILLIANT –CUT- DIAMONDS)

The solitaire:

A single gemstone ring

will fascinate any bride (CARTIER SOLITAIRE, PLATINUM, CENTRAL BRILLIANTCUT DIAMOND)

The solitaire with accents: These are rings with a diamond in the center and accentuated with small precious stones. (CARTIER SOLITAIRE, PLATINUM, DIAMOND PAVED WITH BRILLIANT-CUT DIAMONDS)

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Make Up | Hair | Dentist | Couple PHOTO BY: JERSSON LUNA PHOTOGRAPHY

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good make-up artist needs to understand a bride’s overall concerns, what is most important in achieving their desired look, and fulfilling that commitment you make with them". WINTER 2017

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BEAUTY & HEALTH / M AKE UP

“Let a Wedding Make-Up Artist Make You A Beautiful and Ravishing Bride!”

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professional makeup artist will be trained in the art of highlighting your very best features, with the experience of contouring any imper fections or working with problem

areas that may be of concern. Keep in mind that you want to look and feel your very best, not only for yourself, but for all those hundreds of wedding photographs that you and your family will look at the rest of your life! My advice is to hire a professional who can help you enjoy the memories of a lifetime! With Hair and Makeup by Ana, we understand what’s involved to make you look glamorous and a professional make-up artist will have the experience in working with hair and makeup to give you a professional look for your photo memories!

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BEAUTY & HEALTH / M AKE UP

ANA SALAZAR

IMAGE DESIGNER

740 Barchester Dr San Antonio, Texas 78216 PH: (210) 437-3911 www.hairandmakeupbyana.com Email: info@hairandmakeupbyana.com

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RELAX WITH A SPA TREATMENT BEFORE YOUR BIG DAY (FOR THE COUPLE)

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A 3 DAY STAY AT A SPA HOTEL

o matter which treatment you pick, These hotels offer a variety of options that if done as a spa type, it will always be may include accommodations, food, etc and gratifying for both body and soul. any spa treatment of your choice. The interBesides the specific benefits you get esting point here is that those spa programs

with these type of treatments, if you include treatments that can be combined to only introduce yourself into the spa ambience will be maximize the results you are looking for. Here enough to make you live a very pleasant and relaxing is what you may find: Ayurveda treatments: experience due to: maintains peace of body, mind and soul.

THE SPA MAGIC The music, scents, textures, of every treatment at the spa

HOLISTIC: TO RESTORE YOUR ENERGY BALANCE.

will nurture your mind and body transporting you into Purifying: to eliminate toxins, revitalize your a state of complete peacefulness. mind and body, recover your positive attitude. The use of aromatic massage oils and lotions and the different types of massage therapies, will make you

THE MOST DELIGHTFUL PART IS?

feel relaxed and revitalized. Your exfoliated skin will That during 72 hours your only goal will be: feel cleansed and hydrated, you will look and feel so to rediscover yourselves as a couple and get refreshed that everyone will notice!

pampered.

These treatments are perfect for the couple to enjoy

WHAT’S NEW TODAY?

just a week before the wedding. But please make sure The Spa at home to choose those treatments that will be soothing to Some companies are now offering this type your skin without any risk of irritations. of delivery service. They take the spa to you

WHAT OPTIONS DO YOU HAVE? One week spa program

home, the setting, the aromas, and obviously the specialists. This is a very good option if

you want to share either with your bridesA week before your wedding spend 1 hour for at least maids or your fiancĂŠ a day of face, body and 3 days to pamper yourselves with treatments such hair treatments, massages, therapies such as as, hydrotherapy, massages, body wraps, hot stones, seaweed, chocolate, wine, and a pedicure and reiki, facials, manual lymphatic drainage, Finnish manicure for beautiful hands and feet. bath or sauna, reflexology, body exfoliation, manicure, pedicure and waxing.

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MAKING YOUR WEDDING DAY PEARLY WHITE by Dr. John Bec 

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very bride and groom wants to look

SHAPE UP

planned. A snaggle tooth or gap bothering you?

and feel their best for their big day.

A few poorly shaped teeth can affect someone’s

Are your teeth crowding? Invisalign is the gold

From the exchanges of vows, to the

entire smile, be it an excessively long tooth or

standard when it comes to aligning teeth, and cli-

throwing of the bouquet, photos

jagged incisor. Fortunately, with the right con-

ents can see results in 3-6 months with this easy

and videos will commemorate ev-

touring and bonding procedures, your dentist

and affordable product. Best of all, Invisalign in

ery special moment, and the smiles they bring.

can ensure each tooth is perfectly shaped to fit

pain-free and requires no shots. By ensuring each

Luckily, with a little dental care, every bride or

your smile. To reshape or contour teeth, mis-

tooth is in the right location in the mouth, your

groom-to-be can make his or her wedding day

shapen areas are trimmed and evened out for

smile will look better than ever.

truly sparkle.As a dentist with years of experi-

proper bite and alignment. The teeth are then

ence providing customized service to my pa-

smoothed and polished for a perfect finish. This

FRAMING

tients, here are a range of techniques and services

can be accomplished during a “lunchtime proce-

A final consideration when it comes to getting

available to brides and grooms so they can have

dure,” and with no shots.

the perfect smile is framing. Any wedding pho-

a radiant smile that reflects their inner joy when they tie the knot.

tographer worth his salt knows that to get the For more comprehensive shaping and longer-

perfect picture, it’s not just about capturing the

term results, porcelain veneers are another ex-

subject, it’s about framing the shot. The same is

WHITEN THOSE PEARLY WHITES

citing option. These custom-made, wafer-thin

true of teeth. If there’s excess gum tissue or too

Yellowed, stained teeth are uninvited guests to

shells are designed to cover the surface of teeth

little, a bride or groom may have the perfect

any event. With a basic cleaning that removes

to improve appearance, and are bonded to the

smile, but no one will be able to see it! Luckily,

tartar, stains and built up plaque, newly weds-

front of the teeth to improve their color, shape,

with a short, one-time procedure, gum tissue can

to-be can make sure their smiles are as bright as

size, or length. Even better? They last 15-20 years.

be added or removed to better frame your beau-

their planned future together. Polishing, air abra-

With these technologies and procedures, the

tiful smile. Clients may also consider options like

sion and hand tools make a big difference when

shape of your teeth can be formed into a sym-

Botox and other temporary injections to ensure

it comes to lifting stains from the teeth. To whit-

metrical, perfectly shaped smile that lightens up

one’s lips perfectly frame the teeth.

en those pearly whites so they match the color of

any photograph.

the bride’s dress, a client can go further and opt for whitening services.

Ultimately, no one is born with perfect teeth. Yet,

PERFECT PLACEMENT

cutting edge technologies and affordable, conve-

When you’re planning a wedding, everything

nient dental procedures now exist so that brides

This popular cosmetic dental procedure pro-

has a place: each flower arrangement and center-

and grooms can show off the smile of their

duces stunning results. Unlike home-use systems

piece is placed just so to complete the ideal pic-

dreams on their big day. With correct whitening,

that incorporate low-dose bleaching agents, pro-

ture. By adjusting the placement of your teeth,

shaping, placement and framing, a happy couple

fessional whitening takes place under custom-

you can assure your smile is just as perfectly

can share a smile that will last a lifetime.

ized, highly monitored conditions which allow for a safe, controlled, pain-free procedure that will brighten your smile multiple shades. At our office, we offer custom whitening trays, as well as the best whitening system currently on the market, Kor Power-Whitening, for immediate results. To make the procedures more accessible and convenient, my office offers in-office service as well as at-home visits.

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The Oaks at Boerne‌ Is one of the most up-and-coming venues, that the Hill Country has seen in years!

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he White Bridal photo shoot was conducted out at a beautiful, new

Hill

Country

venue - The Oaks at

Boerne.

Nestled on 110 acres of gorgeous scenery, and covered in majestic oak trees, The Oaks at Boerne is one of the most up-and-coming venues that the Hill Country has seen in years! The love that exudes from the venue starts with the owners themselves, Mike & Charlotte Jaynes, who transformed the space from and old chicken coop into the one-of-a-kind venue it is todayday. It also allows you as a couple a break from all your planning to have a special day to reflect on this great time in your life. Another great reason to get an engagement session is beautiful imagery that you can use for save the dates and for the wedding decor.

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For the photo shoot, our models Tiffany & Jared Bernshausen, a real-life fairy tale couple, were the perfect pair. Not quite yet married at the time of the shoot, you would never know because the love these two share for one another is so strong. In fact, they also completed their engagement photos at the venue, so choosing them for the photo shoot made perfect sense, as they are now a part of The Oaks family.


Venues | DĂŠcor | Linens | Lighting| Flowers

Working with some of the best vendors in the industry, we created a concept that was a bit edgier than what most photo shoots are doing these days, a concept we thought would be perfect for White Bridal Magazine.

The dress, a stunning Eddy K gown from Beatitude Bridal in Boerne, set the tone for the entire event. We complemented the edgy, yet sophisticated look of the gown with moody tones of floral and greenery from HEB Blooms in Boerne. Hair and makeup, applied by award-winning and nationally recognized Jax Roberson of Jax Studio, and the incredibly talented team at Hair by Olivia, created a look that was both elegant and a bit dramatic.

Snap Chic Photography, an award-winning duo also out of Boerne, captured every gorgeous and edgy moment effortlessly. The photo shoot, its collaborators and contributors all helped our vision come to life, to create and capture striking beauty, dramatic elegance, at a beautiful venue in the heart of the Hill Country. -Katy Padilla Snap Chic Planning

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White Bridal Styled Shoot Vendors

- M ODELS : TIFFANY & J ARED

- Hair & Makeup: Jax Studio, Jax Roberson Hair by O, Olivia Flores

-Bridal Dress: Be atitude Bridal Boutique, owned by C aroline Gaunt t

-Floral: HEB B l o o m s , M a r g a r e t G a r z a , E d d i e A c e v e d o , A n d r e a D e l g a d o

-Planning: Snap Chic Pl anning, K at y Padill a

-Photogr aphy: Snap Chic Photogr aphy, K ate Roy & Annak yi Gilbert

-Venue: The Oaks at Boerne, owned by Mike & Charlot te Jaynes

-Rental c ar: Elegant Limousine & Charter

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SPECIAL EVENTS

The Dominion Country Club, just one thought comes to mind--magnificent!

The Renaissance-style architecture carries over to the more-intimate wine room, where a magnificent chandelier hangs within a domed ceiling with a painted backdrop of sky inspired by Michelangelo's work. An expansive 2000-square-foot dance floor and a hand-carved bar and atrium is available for larger weddings.

“The Dominion Country Club provides personalized customer service along with an experienced wedding-planning staff that will ensure that your dreams become reality.�

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One Dominion Dr San Antonio, TX 78257 Phone: (210) 698-3364 info@thedominioncountryclub www.the-dominion.com FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK

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SCHEDULE YOUR TOUR TODAY

We’d love to meet you Lambermont was built in 1894 as the residence

to another time and place. This historic and

of Edwin Holland Terrell. The Terrell family is

elegant castle built in the late 1800's, captures

a prominent state and local family to this day.

the French-style chateaus and Belgium-inspired

Edwin Terrell was a lawyer and statesman who

castles of northern Europe.

served as Ambassador and Plenipotentiary to Belgium during the presidency of Benjamin Har-

To this day, the castle continues to be represen-

rison in the early 1890’s. While in Europe, Mr.

tative to its time. Adorned with crystal chande-

Terrell fell in love with the castles and chateaus

liers, hand-carved woodwork, molded brick fire-

in Belgium and France.

places, original cabinetwork and rich hardwood floors, this venue captures more than the luxuri-

Upon his return to Texas, he commissioned architect Alfred Giles to design this home, patterned after those castles in Europe. It was to be a “castle for his bride” and their six children. Mr. Terrell originally named the castle “Lambermont” after a business associate, Baron Augusta Lambermont. The Terrell family lived here until Edwin’s death in1910. It has had a succession of owners since then. In July of 2008, Pat and Dona Liston purchased it. The architect, Alfred Giles, was an Englishman who had come to Texas to work. He designed many famous buildings, including many courthouses, schools, public buildings, a number of buildings on Fort Sam Houston, and other prominent homes throughout the Southwest and Northern Mexico. The Lambermont, located within just steps from the renowned Fort Sam Houston, offers a romantic and uniquely charming spot to hold your next celebration. With its exquisite craftsmanship and detailed artistry, you'll be transported

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ous and elegant Victorian era.

The castle is situated on a 1-acre corner lot su rounded by a large variety of lush greenery with an open yard space ideal for gatherings. The porch, embellished with large beams and limestone balustrades, is the perfect location to relax and take in the enchantment of this lavish castle.


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EXPERIENCE Grandeur, Elegance & Sophistication

A Dream Come True The Emporium by Yarlen BANQUET & SPECIAL EVENT CENTER 2218 E Chavaneaux, San Antonio, TX 78214 Phone: (210) 627 – 9800 yarlenbridal@ymail.com www.emporiumbyyarlen.com FOLLOW US on facebook

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The perfect setting

Walk through our doors and into a breathtaking venue that is ideal for weddings, quinceañera’s, corporate, proms, and everything in between. Choose from two Enchanting Venue Spaces Renaissance Room or Baroque Room.

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We would love to show you the facility!

We are recognized as one of South Texas’ finest banquet facilities. With many options available for planning that perfect event.

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2218 E Chavaneaux, San Antonio, TX 78214 Phone: (210) 627 – 9800 yarlenbridal@ymail.com www.emporiumbyyarlen.com FOLLOW US on

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HOW TO GET A MARRIAGE LICENSE? The Marriage License requirements for appli-

2. Both applicants must submit proof of age

cants to marry vary from state to state. Although

and identity by certificated copy of the appli-

there are differences between the requirements

cant’s birth certificate or by some certificate,

in the various states, a marriage between two

license, or document issued by this state or an-

spouses performed in one state must be recog-

other state, the United States, or a foreign gov-

nized by every other state under the Full Faith

ernment. (Section 2.005 Texas Family Code).

and Credit Clause of the United States Constitu3. Each applicant is required to present their

tion.

social security number (if applicable). REQUERIMENTS FOR MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICATION IN BEXAR COUNTY

4. The fee for a marriage license is $81 cash. The Bexar county clerk’s will not accept

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CALL

checks, credit cards, or debit cards.

(210) 335 – 2223

at 101 W. Nueva St., Ste 120, San Antonio, Tx.

5. The general age requirement to apply for a

office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday

marriage license in the state of Texas is eigh-

through Friday, except holidays.

teen (18). (Section 2.101 Texas Family Code).

TO ACCESS A RECORDED MESSAGE, CALL (210) 335 – 2221

1. The Marriage License department is located on the 1st floor of the Paul Elizondo Tower

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Applicants under the age of 18 (minors) who wish to apply for a marriage license must submit a completed “consent and authorization of parent or guardian for the marriage of a minor” form. The form for applicant’s parent or guardian who resides in Bexar Country is available in the Bexar Country Clerk’s Office. The form on the Country Clerk’s website is utilized when an applicants parent or guardian resides outside Bexar Country. 6. The Country Clerk may not issue a marriage license if either applicant indicates that the applicant has been divorced within the last 30 days, unless: (A) the applicants were divorce from each other; or (B) the prohibition against remarriage is waived by the court (section 2.009 Texas Family Code.) 7. If a marriage ceremony has not been conducted before the 90th day after the date the license marriage was issue, the marriage license expires. (Section 2.202 Texas Family Code). Normally, a marriage ceremony may not take place during the 72-hour period immediately following the issuance of the marriage license. 8. The 72 hour waiting period does not apply to an applicant who meets one of the following criteria: A) The applicant is active duty military. B) The applicants complete a “together in Texas” premarital education course approved by the state of Texas, and provides the marital education course completion certificate to the country clerk. C) The applicant obtains a written waiver from a judge of a court with jurisdiction in family law cases. (Section 2.204 Texas Family Code). 9. The State of Texas does not require a blood test. 10. It is the applicants responsibility to set up the appointment with the person who is conducting the marriage ceremony.

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MARRIAGE LICENSE FEES AT BEXAR COUNTY $81.00 – wo/ Premarital Course Certificate. $21.00  – w/ Premarital Course Certificate. $46.00 – Informal Marriage (Common Law). Please Note: State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice. For more information regarding Texas marriage license laws and records please visitwww.dshs.state.tx.us.


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travel / honeymoon

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Romantic Weddings

HONEYMOON EXPERIENCES

O

dyssey Travel has been in busi-

and will match the right resort to the honey-

ness since 1995 taking pride

moon or destination wedding couple. We have

in helping our clients find the

visited may of the resorts. We love to meet with

prefect honeymoon or desti-

each couple individually and get to know them

nation wedding. We follow

because we want them to have a comfort level

our clients from the time the make the initial

with us. In the to come, the honeymoon or desti-

deposit until they return making sure that all

nation wedding couple will not remember what

goes well with the entire trip.We do not believe

they spent on their honeymoon or destination

in “Cookie Cutter� honeymoons rather we strive

wedding but instead remember the wonderful

to make curtain that each couple finds the expe-

memories. It is our desires and goals to make

rience they have always wanted.

those memories happy, fun and long lasting.

We can work with any budget and time frame

Odyssey Travel specializes in honeymoons, des-

plus making sure that our clients have the prop-

tination weddings, all-inclusive vacations, river

er documents necessary to travel. We have also

and ocean cruises plus upscale travel. Odyssey

visited many of the resorts that we recommend

Travel is a Preferred Sandals Specialist Agency.

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Honeymoon | Wedding Destinations

6011 Fountainwood San Antonio, TX 78233 210-656-0083 sales@odysseyworld.com

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Weddings | Engagements | Events

ERIN & ANDREW You guys... I cannot say enough about how amazing Erin & Andrew's big day was. Not only was it at the Tobin Center downtown, a spectacular venue that has only done a handful of weddings, but it was fiesta themed! It doesn't get much more 'San Antonio' than that. And did I mention the groom sang to his bride during the ceremony? I may have cried... twice. But more on that later. Erin & Andrew have been incredible Snap Chic clients for months now - in fact I think that they were the first couple I booked for planning back in the fall when we debuted! They participated in a styled shoot out at The Oaks at Boerne, which was featured in and nominated for the cover for San Antonio Weddings magazine! All around they are just such a FUN couple. The two first met on a dating site, but after a short amount of time together decided they may just be better off as friends (clearly they learned later that this was not true!). A couple of years later they were matched again, on Tinder this time. Finding the irony (or perhaps, serendipity) in this second encounter, they went out again. And the rest is history

FEATURED VENDORS: Venue/Catering: The Tobin Center | Floral: Barbie Foerster | Cake: The Painted Cake Hair & Makeup: Lipstick and Locks | Photography: Snap Chic Photography | Ceremony music: Sonja Gary String Quartet | Reception band: The Drywater Band

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One of my favorite things about their wedding was the special touch to each and every detail. The groom is very musically talented, and can be seen singing with his buddies or even playing out at Fralo's in San Antonio! The song he sang with his groomsmen during the ceremony to Erin had the entire room in tears. They tied in their love for music with their favors - personalized CD's at each chair with some of their favorite songs, guitar picks scattered around their cake like confetti, and paper scores of various songs at each centerpiece. Literally nothing was forgotten. They had playbills made as their program, which fit the Tobin perfectly. And oh my goodness, the COLOR! From the florals to the serapes to the lights in the auditorium of the Tobin Center. Every last detail was perfection. Not only was their wedding day filled with love and heartfelt moments, but it was a seriously fun time, too! The couple hired The Drywater Band, who put on what felt like a concert for their guests. Did I mention the couple rose from the stage for their grand entrance...with light sabers?! Seriously, so.freaking.cool. And when the party was finally over and they left the Tobin Center through a sea of maraca-shaking friends and family, hopped onto a riverboat to head to their hotel downtown, I knew that this wedding was one for the books. I'm so happy for you both, Erin and Andrew, and honored that you allowed me to be a part of such a very special day

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MONICA & MARK A beautiful beach wedding in Cancun‌

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ur love story began many years ago. We were only children when we met. We continued our love story through college, and made a promise to our parents to wed in due time. After 10 years of dating we fulfilled that promise on July 10, 2017, with many family

members and friends there to witness. We cannot wait to see what God has in store for us, but blessed to have each other in life.

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Lights… Camera… Fashion!!

White Bridal Magazine was a proud sponsor and attended, the Third Annual 2017 San Antonio Fashion Awards on October 12th., at the magnificent Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. This event is meant to serve the local fashion community and the city of San Antonio as a means to celebrate those individuals who help push our local fashion & style industry forward. Consistent innovation and quality are vital to the ongoing improvement and growth of our local fashion scene. Without creativity and drive, we cannot hope to strengthen our credibility or local industry. Therefore, we aim to acknowledge those whose inventive thinking, talent and work ethic not only serve their brand, but also serve San Antonio’s mission of “A City On the Rise”. We take special note of those whose originality, as well as modern ideas help propel our local fashion community into the next generation of excellence. A special thanks to Jessica Zapatero, Membership Chair, Fashion Group International.

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Evelyn Leon Nuestra Modelo San Antonio 2017

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velyn Leon is currently working alongside “Vida Para todos Guatemala�, helping people in need of basic living supplements. She also continues her acting career with Conexion Films, a San Antonio production company she is a part of, she enjoys commercials and photoshoots for local photog-

raphers. Evelyn is determined to make this Nuestra Modelo San Antonio 2017 year the best yet.

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