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GREG REESE "Luxury is in the details"

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SANDRA POPE Creating the wedding of your dreams.

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GLITZ & GLAMOUR Let us make you feel beautiful...

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PUBLISHER EDITOR GUILLERMO CRUZ MARKETING DIRECTION OLGA ADAME ART & GRAPHIC DESIGN Ernesto Cruz Sofia Malacara Muciño Guillermo Cruz Excitement and nervousness are two of the many words that can 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. Do you think it’s only about the ceremony? Well, we at WHITE BRIDAL, believe that marriage is about the relationship that exists between a husband and wife, and both their values. In this edition, on our cover, we have the pleasure to present to you a designer Edgar Lozzano, presenting his collection, “Amor A La Mexicana,” and “Sposa Mia Couture,” a new collection of designer Nicole. You will also find impeccable tuxedos for your groom by James & James Formal Wear, as well as inspiring & luxurious ideas from wedding planners who can take charge of your wedding to make your wedding dreams come true! In this edition, WHITE BRIDAL also provides you, our readers, the most exclusive vendors in the area, plus tons of ideas, such as decoration trends, invitation types, and much more, that will make a difference in your very special day. Don’t miss out on some of our articles, as we continue to feature wonderful weddings in our, “Real Weddings Section,” and are excited to showcase beautiful brides and grooms that are sure to inspire you. P. S. Don’t forget to involve your fiancé, and remember that this is the first big project for both of you. Have fun!

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LIFESTYLE | ART

The Arnolfini Portrait

source” (Kloss 95). Traditionally, it is believed that the scene is a private wedding ceremony, and the painting acts as a marriage certificate; but it has also been suggested that the painting celebrates the continuity of their married life, or the close relationship between the couple.

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The man uses his left hand to support but does not grasp the women’s hand. He holds his right hand up as if he is taking an oath (Kloss 95);

he Arnolfini Portrait (or The Arnolfini Wedding,  The Arnolfini Marriage, the  Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife, or other titles) is a 1434 oil painting on  oak  panel  by the  Early Netherlandish painter  Jan van Eyck. It forms a full-length double portrait, believed to depict the Italian merchant Giovanni di Nicolao Arnolfini and his wife, presumably in their home in the Flemish city of Bruges. It is considered one of the most original and complex paintings in Western art, because of its beauty, complex iconography, geometric  orthogonal perspective,  and expansion of the picture space with the use of a mirror, According to Ernst Gombrich "in its own way it was as new and revolutionary as Donatello's or Masaccio's work in Italy. A simple corner of the real world had suddenly been fixed on to a panel as if by magic ... For the first time in history the artist became the perfect eyewitness in the truest sense of the term". The portrait has been considered by  Erwin Panofsky  and some other art historians as a unique form of marriage contract, recorded as a painting. Signed and dated by van Eyck in 1434, it is, with the Ghent Altarpiece by the same artist and his brother Hubert, the oldest very famous panel painting to have been executed in oils rather than in tempera. The painting was bought by the National Gallery in London in 1842. The Painting is of a man and a women standing together in front of a bed.  The man has traditionally been identified as the Italian merchant, Giovanni Arnolfini and his wife, Giovanna Cenami, but this has not been confirmed (Scallen 29).  “The room is a lit by a window at the left; light glides across the back wall to the bed at right, and the couple is lit by an unseen

“Whatever event or situation the painting depicts, the artist has juxtaposed secular and religious themes in a work that seems to have several levels of meaning” (Stokstad 600) including: The chandelier has one lit candle signifying matrimony and the unity of marriage (Stokstad 600);

The removed shoes suggest sanctity (Crenshaw 29); “The small dog may simply be a pet, but it serves also as a symbol of fidelity, and its rare breed – affenpinscher – suggest[s] wealth (Stokstad 600); The spotless convex mirror on the back wall alludes to purity, and the reflection of two other individuals in the room (including the painter) infers that witnesses are present (Kloss 95); The inscription on the back wall translates “Jan Van Eyck was here, 1434” suggests that the artist was a witness to the wedding (Stokstad 600); “…the crystal prayer beads on the wall [and] the image of Saint Margaret protector of women in childbirth, carved on the top of a high-backed chair next to a bed … suggest the piety of the couple” (Stokstad 600); and   Oranges on the windowsill indicates innocence before Adam and Eve’s fall from grace, and the couple’s wealth (Stokstad 600). Van Eyck’s technique and attention to detail makes the painting a beautiful piece of art, but it is his ability to inject such great symbolism that makes it a masterpiece.  “This unusual, innovative, and still captivating painting makes us believe in the world the painter has created as plausible.  Whatever, the patrons and Van Eyck had in mind, they have become immortal trough art” Scallen 30).

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LIFESTYLE | BOOKS

You are engaged! Give yourself some time to really read up on love…

Some of us read for entertainment while others read for information. There are some books, though that just add value to some area of your life. Today, we want to share four books that, if you have not read them, will add value to your home, specifically, your marriage.

BEFORE YOU SAY “I DO” Is marriage on your mind? Have you found "the one"? This popular and helpful interactive workbook is designed to strengthen your love relationship and deepen your bond. You'll find all you need for fun and thoughtful discussions as you explore vital areas, including: What does the Bible teach about marriage? What makes you feel loved? How do you handle conflicts? Do you plan to have children? Why or why not? What are your priorities when it comes to money? Drawn from years of marriage preparation seminars and counseling sessions, these insightful questions will help you build a solid future together. With Jesus as your cornerstone, your partner and you can create a loving, successful marriage. More than 500,000 couples helped!

The Alpha Female's Guide to Men and Marriage: How Love Works by Suzanne Venker The Alpha Female's Guide to Men and Marriage shows women who have a dominating personality how to love a man. America is in love with the alpha female. She’s the quintessential modern woman—assertive, razor sharp, and fully in control. Her success in the marketplace is undeniable, a downright boon to society. But what happens when the alpha female gets married? She becomes an alpha wife, of course. An alpha wife is in charge of everything and everyone. She is, quite simply, the Boss. The problem is, no man wants a boss for a wife. That type of relationship may work for a spell, but it will eventually come crashing down.

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A wedding

is incomplete without wedding songs. Wedding music, wedding poems, and wedding vows will hold special memories for you...

Hold My Hand by Jess Glynne As the name of the song suggests, you would want your beloved to hold your hand throughout your life and walk with you through every path. Moreover, this contemporary disco jam has an infectious upbeat tempo that will surely coax everyone to dance. “Darling, hold my hand Oh, won't you hold my hand? Cause I don't wanna walk on my own anymore Won't you understand? Cause I don't wanna walk alone I'm ready for this, there's no denying I'm ready for this, you stop me falling I'm ready for this, I need you all in I'm ready for this, so darling, hold my hand”

"Remedy" by Adele Adele needs no introduction, when it comes to heart touching dance numbers. With her third album out, you can check out her enticing love ballads. This beautiful and moving track will surely make your first dance memorable. “No river is too wide or too deep for me to swim to you Come whenever I'll be the shelter that won't let the rain come through Your love, it is my truth And I…” What Are Words The Piano Guys feat. Peter Hollens & Evynne Hollens Yours by Russell Dickerson This is the first song on our list because of its sweet and powerful appeal. It comes directly from the heart. This song is perfect for the first dance on your wedding, with its country tune. You can also try out the acoustic version of this song. “But... I came to life when I first kissed you The best me has his arms around you You make me better than I was before Thank God I'm yours”

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The song is a tribute to his fiancée who suffered a brain injury as the result of a car wreck and is about promises, commitment and keeping your word. “When it's love Yeah, you say them out loud Those words, They never go away They live on, even when we're gone And I know an angel was sent just for me And I know I'm meant to be where I am And I'm gonna be”


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LIFESTYLE | MOVIES

Everything, Everything Is an American romance drama. Film directed by Stella Meghie. Written by J. Mills Goodloe. It is based on a 2015 When Olly meets his new neighbor, Maddy, they both went out one Saturday night and both of them were drunk and wasted and then the next morning they bought their own house so they can party hard every night and the end of the movie, Maddy and Olly had their own wedding and they got married as husband and wife! Based on: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon · Release Date: May 2017.

Girls Trip Is an upcoming romantic comedy. Film directed by Malcolm D. Lee. The film stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Larenz Tate and Mike Colter. Produced by Will Packer. The film tells the story of four lifelong friends who travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Music Festival, where sisterhoods are rekindled and wild sides are rediscovered. Release Date: June 2017

Midnight Sun Is an upcoming American romantic drama. Film directed by Scott Speer. Written by Eric Kirsten. Based on the 2006 Japanese film of same name. The film stars Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger, and Rob Riggle. Sheltered since early childhood, Katie Price (Bella Thorne), now 17, lives with a life-threatening sensitivity to sunlight. During the day she is housebound, having only her father, Jack (Rob Riggle) for company. But it is after dark that Katie’s world opens up, when she ventures out to the local train station to play her guitar for travelers. One night, she meets Charlie (Patrick Schwarzenegger), an ex-high school all-star athlete, whom she has secretly admired for years. She hides her condition from him and the two begin a romance. Based on: Midnight Sun by: Norihiro Koizumi · Release Date: July 2017.

How To Be A Latin Lover Director: Ken Marino Writers: Chris Spain, Jon Zack Stars: Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe | See full cast & crew » Finding himself dumped after 25 years of marriage, a man who made a career of seducing rich older women must move in with his estranged sister, where he begins to learn the value of family. Release Date: APRIL 28, 2017.

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The Marriage License All couples must apply for and receive a marriage license from the County Clerk’s office of some county in Texas in order to get legally married in the state. Here's what you need to know and what documents to bring with you before you apply for a marriage license in Hidalgo County. We recommend getting this legal aspect of your wedding out of the way about a month before your ceremony date. What do we need to bring with us to do to get a marriage license in Texas? You and your fiance will need to appear together at the applicable County Clerk’s office in Texas to fill out and sign your application and pay the required license fee. Texas also requires that both applicants present either photo ID or a certified birth certificate in order to prove their age and identity when they file their application. Both applicants must provide proof or age and identity with a valid Texas driver’s license, valid Texas DPS I.D., military I.D., passport, or any certificate of license issued by this state, another state, the U.S. Government or a foreign government. Each applicant is required to provide a Social Security card or proof of Social Security number.

This means that you must apply for the license more than three days before your wedding in order for your marriage to be legally valid. After the 72 hour waiting period is up, the marriage license remains valid for 30 days. After those 30 days, the license expires and can no longer be used to legalize your marriage. How much do marriage licenses cost in Texas? Because marriage licenses are issued at the county level, the marriage license fee depends on which county in Texas you apply in. Currently, most counties charge around $82 for a marriage license. Previous Marriage: If divorced within thirty days, Texas requires that you show a certified copy of your divorce decree stating the 30 day waiting period is waived. No blood test is required.

Hidalgo County Marriage License Office Hidalgo County Clerk 100 North Closner Boulevard, 1st Floor Edinburg, TX 78540 (956) 318-2141 | 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. / M - F

When is the marriage license valid in Texas? Texas has a mandatory 72 hour waiting period for after you file your application.

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LIFESTYLE | PLANNING Text: By Sue Fox | Reference: Wedding Etiquette for Dummies | Photo: Anahi Weddings.

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Brides maids The average wedding in the United States has four bridesmaids in addition to a maid of honor. Choosing bridesmaids is a way to honor the people most important to you and to share your special day with them. Many people have trouble narrowing down the field, feeling that if they ask one friend, they must ask another, and so on. Don’t feel that because you were a bridesmaid at someone’s wedding ten years ago, you need to reciprocate the honor.

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TIP: In a seemingly impossible dilemma, ask your mother to be your maid or matron of honor, have your wedding composed of only children or appoint only siblings as your bridal attendants.


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As you decide how many bridesmaids to have in your wedding party, think through what you expect them to do. Ideally, bridesmaids perform duties to assist you and get the wedding off the ground. Throughout the course of planning your wedding, you spend a lot of time with your maid or matron of honor. You need someone you can rely on for the organizational and emotional support, someone who will be there when you need her. For these reasons, many brides choose their sisters, mothers or best friends for the role, but if your best friend just had a baby or started medical school, she may not have the time for the commitment. As you begin to consider someone for this position, ask yourself the fol-

lowing questions: Will this person be able to attend the wedding? Will she be able to help pick out and prepare the site? Can I count on her to answer the phone when I call and help calm me down when things get overwhelming? No set rules tell you how many bridesmaids you have to have. Consider your budget before making any decisions. The more attendants you have, the more flowers, gifts and meals you have to pay for. The number of attendants should be suitable for the size and style of your ceremony. A good rule of thumb is to choose one attendant (on each side) for every 50 guests. You and your spouse-to-be should each make a list of the people you want in your party. If the number isn’t even and you want it to be, you can assign some people to other jobs, such as ushers or readers.

TIP If you plan to have a large wedding or a destination wedding, or you can’t bear to choose between sisters or best friends, it’s perfectly acceptable to have two maids of honor or a maid of honor and a matron of honor. Keep in mind that you need to be specific about the duties of each honored attendant so you can avoid misunderstandings.

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GREG REESE Inspiration is a strategy

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EXPERTS | WEDDING PLANNER Text: Guillermo Cruz / White BridaL | Photo: Octavio Lerma

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edding planning may cause a lot of stress to couples. All the expenses, expectations, as well as the idea to adapt their new life may cause a crisis during their engagement. Your wedding really should be the happiest day of your life, but if you are stressed out and hurried in trying to make everything perfect, there is no way it will ever be. Wedding planners have the ability to save you time, expense and stress at the least. I want to present my interview with Greg Reese, the renowned luxury wedding planner in San Antonio, Texas. Greg, what’s the ‘greg reese’ story? How did you build up your business, and what made you become a wedding planner in the first place? Having just celebrated our 10th business anniversary, I must say that, “The years have gone by quickly, but when you love what you do, it’s not work... it’s more like a calling that I was destined to do”. Prior to becoming one of San Antonio’s premier event designers, my wife Lily and I owned and operated daycare centers. Even then, we were planning different social events, not only of our own wedding, (with over 350 guests), but of other celebrations for family and friends along the way as well. Looking to the future of what my wife and I wanted to do in the long-term, once our children were in college, it was only natural that the wedding events’ industry would be our calling, and thus, Reese Events Group was born! Tell us a bit about your company. Reese Events Group has a full-time staff of 16 employees, including not only my wife Lily who runs our floral department, but my son Ryan, (operations, lighting, and scenic drapery) and my daughter Azenette who handles wedding coordination, event productions, and logistics. The rest of the team of passionate and dedicated individuals handle event planning, design & coordination, and handle our own linens, furniture and rentals. This allows us the opportunity to design and produce a client’s dream wedding and/or over the top corporate and social events that are luxurious and beautiful! Do you have a signature aesthetic or personal style that you put into the weddings you’ve planned? Absolutely ... ever-timeless and classic style. “I love creating events that you can’t tell when they happened. There will always be trends and we will incorporate those, but our style remains timeless – classic and clean.” We take care of everything and all the details involving all the decor elements to make a wedding complete. How do you get the ideas out of brides so that they describe to you effectively their vision for their wedding day? You ask each bride what’s most important to them and why it’s important. Then you listen to their response and observe any emotion upon their de-

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scription of their most important and special day, while guiding and helping them to bring that vision into a reality. I pay attention and remember that it’s all about the details! What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned, and would pass along to other new wedding planners just getting started? The biggest lesson that I have learned over the years is networking and building relationships with the vendors in the industry. There are times where we need help and thus help each other. Keeping yourself in the presence of your event professionals plays a key role in becoming a successful wedding planner. Are there any trends that you absolutely love or would love to see brides leave behind? I absolutely love a dramatic entrance. Nothing sets off an event as an exciting first impression - whether it’s an elaborate floral decor entrance or a classic red affair. Rest assured, your guests will be impressed from the beginning! How do you ensure a bride and groom’s personality is reflected in the wedding, rather than the wedding planner’s personality? I make sure that all of my couples’ wedding events are reflected by listening to, and then executing the details of the wedding according to their own lifestyle(s). It’s really about the smallest detail that allows the guests to recognize the lifestyle of the couple. This is the strategy I use to achieve this inspiration. What tips or advice can you give to couples who are in the midst of planning? Hiring a professional wedding planner and establishing a money-spending plan is a great must. You will make your planning so much easier simply by hiring a professional. Any great stories from working with a client? This rarely happens, but this couple and I became great friends during and right after the wedding. They own a dental practice, and thanks to this bride, my smile has been renewed. What’s the your favourite part of your job? The favorite part of all my weddings is when the bride walks down the aisle and all eyes are on her. When vows are exchanged, they’re the most integral part of the whole wedding day. This part of my job is beautiful to witness every time. …And The Worst Bit? At the end of the evening, my feet are sore! lol


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SANDRA POPE

CREATING THE WEDDING OF YOUR DREAMS “I feel that every couple is unique and my personal style is to confer with my clients at length to both meet their specific desires, while at the same time developing an event which will be the most memorable and enjoyable for them. Think about the theme, size and budget of your wedding celebration and let us assist you in this process”.

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“OUR PASSION IS HELPING BRIDES &

QUINCEAÑERAS PULL CREATIVITY AND IMAGINATION TOGETHER TO CREATE

A MAGICAL AND UNIQUELY DECORATED EVENT.”

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Photographer: Anahi Weddings.

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Photographer: Anahi Weddings.

At Dream Weddings by All Party Rentals, we focus on event decorations, staging, organization, and coordination - in short, we can handle every aspect of an event's planning, production and presentation. This includes weddings, quinceaĂąeras, parties, or celebrations of all types, as well as commercial events.

Photographer: David Pezzat.

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Photographer: Anahi Weddings.

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Photographer: David Pezzat.

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Photographer: Anahi Weddings.

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levents is a brand new company focusing on event rentals and design. This is a new endeavor that promises to bring electrifying elements into the event industry. With creativity and attention to detail; superior quality and custom styling, your event will surpass the extraordinary with exclusive linens, decor, tables and seating. Our personal style is ever changing. Our signature would be envisioning an event and expressing our artistic esthetic in the most unique and elegant way.

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“AT ELEVENTS, WE FOCUS ON BRINGING ELABORATE ELEMENTS THAT HELP ELEVATE YOUR EVENT!”

Photography by: David Pezzat

Currently Elevents offers linens, seating, tables, decor, themed accents and event design. We are growing every day and will have more to offer. Call today to embark on an exclusive exploration where elaborate elements establish elegant events. Elevents, where event rentals and event design exist.

205 Conquest Blvd. Edinburg, Texas, TX 78539 PH:(956) 821-7636

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PHOTOGRAPHY: Jay Caballero Weddings Photography, LOCATION: The Social Club FLOWERS: Special Flowers by Brenda Guerra LIGHTING: Backstage Productions

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EXPERTS | IMAGE DESIGNER

Hi, Ana! Thank you for this interview with us. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Thank you Guillermo. We are so excited and pleased to be a part of your fabulous publication! As a happily married wife and mother of two wonderful children, I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends while relaxing at home with a good glass of red wine, or outdoors, grilling delicious foods while enjoying a friendly conversation and the companionship of those I love most! How long have you been a make-up artist and how did you get your start in the industry? Our company, Hair & Makeup by Ana, has been blessed to be in business now for over 18 years! As a little girl, I was always fascinated with beauty and enjoyed dressing-up, fixing my hair in the latest style, experimenting with makeup, doing my nails, and doing fun, girly stuff! early in my career. I started my training at the Esperanza Private School of Beauty, in Sabinas, HGO, Mexico. When I moved to the U.S., I attended and was a graduate of San Antonio Beauty College. We are very honored to be a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon. Most recently, we were very excited to be one of the first distributor’s in the U.S of the very high quality Line 2U cosmetics, a professional “water proof ” cosmetics line! Who are some people that have inspired you throughout your career? While attending a Paul Mitchell seminar, I had the opportunity to observe the renowned hair stylist Rafaela Torres, who loved to share her knowledge insight and artistry with young professionals in our industry. That, for me, was a major inspiration that influenced and helped shape my career. From

A major aspect of a wedding is the bridal make-up. This is your special day and you want to be looking immaculate. Getting your wedding make-up done by a professional will ensure that you and your bridesmaids are looking nothing less than angelic. In WHITE BRIDAL, we are very honored to get an interview with the professional Image Designer Ana Salazar.

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that day forward, I knew I had found my calling and passion of why I love what I do! What do you love most about working with make-up? The thing I love most about applying makeup is that it allows me to transform and contour the look of my clients faces, while highlighting and capturing their unique features. This ultimately brings out and prolongs the beauty in how they look and how it makes them feel. This also enhances their individuality and personality. If you weren’t a makeup artist, what else would you do? I cannot imagine doing anything else: “I love what I do and fortunate to have a career… where I have so much joy and fulfillment in helping others feel good about their beauty!” What is the most important beauty advice that you can give to a bride? That’s a Great Question! Interestingly enough, some brides are more focused on their dress and the look of their wedding venue, that I remind them it’s equally important how they look and feel…as all eyes are always on the Bride! What are some common beauty mistakes that brides make? Not utilizing the advice or services of a professional make-up artist, as compared to the whole event…it’s not that expensive, and more importantly, the brides are really worth it! How important is it to choose one's Bridal make-up artist well in advance and also take a trial make up with him/her? Extremely important. Meet and consult with a professional as soon as possible so that you have the time to find an artist who can capture what you’re all about and what’s important to bring out in the overall beauty of your look. For us, we can spend as many as 3 to 4 hours in consultation and trying different hairstyles and make-up applications that work best to achieve that look a bride wants on their most important and Special Day! What's your take on the much in demand 'Air-Brush Make-up' for brides? Some of our brides do request this type of application, and we will do it, if they really want it. We do educate them, that it’s water based and can give your skin a dry finish. We prefer, a crème based application that provides more moisture with a mat finish for a more beautiful and flawless look to your skin. Do you have any general tips for (my) brides to take care? of their skin prior to the wedding day? Absolutely!, stay out of the sun and drink plenty of water. Get your beauty

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sleep! Always remove your makeup before going to bed. Use natural cleansers and quality moisturizers. Treating yourself to your favorite Spa for a facial and mask will do wonders when the big day finally arrives. What should brides look for in a make up artist specifically? Good chemistry - that you both click. Many of our brides were referred to us by past clients who appreciated that we took the time to listen and really get to know them first. A 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. How long do you take to apply make-up on the day of the wedding? Typically, we take at least 3 hours with our brides, as we are doing both their hair and makeup. This process begins with a consultation, as we prepare her both physically and mentally for a long and eventful day. While having a glass of wine, and a good old-fashioned girl talk, we remind her not to sweat the small stuff, and ultimately make her look and feel beautiful and confident. We also make sure she knows that this is her day and she’s going to have fun her way! How should a bride’s make-up differ on her wedding day as opposed to what she has been used to? For most brides, the challenge is between quality and price to have a beautiful professionally done hair and make-up application. Without any compromise to her looks, due to a limited budget, a bride wants her look to be long lasting, without having to put a lot of make-up on. As trained professionals, we use quality products and techniques that are designed to complement your skin tone, texture and overall shape of your face which will allow a bride to look radiant and at her very best. What are the things that a bride should keep in mind before choosing a make-up artist? A professional makeup artist will be trained in the art of highlighting your very best features, with the experience of contouring any imperfections 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 life-time!. 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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Take a BOW at Carats Seabrook The lush habitat of the southeast begets a unique accessory that you won't find on any average cocktail party attendee. This tie is deep blue, green, black, and white. The pin shape unlike anything you have ever seen. It's the perfect match for the Seabrook bow tie, or a stand out on its own. Wearing a bow tie is an easy way to add individuality to your look. In CARATS you can find the perfect thoughtful gift for the grooms, groomsmen, ring bearers, and others custom bow ties for their big day.

Quick Contact 4300 N 10Th St. Mcallen, Tx 78504 | (956) 994-0970 | Contact@Caratsfj.com Monday - Saturday: 10:00Am - 7:00Pm Sunday: 12:00Pm - 5:00Pm

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When impeccable Craftsmanship Meets... Cake is fashioned to mimic midnight blue linen with an embellished topper. Handcrafted sugar flowers trail down.

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Serving South Texas & Beyond By Appointment Only PH: 956 · 381 · 0008 www.cynthiascakesllc.com Follow us on Photography by: Alaa Marzouk & Brenda Lee Marzouk Model: Emily Prado MUA: Priscilla Alejos de Borbolla Hairstylist: Rolando Medrano Cake: Cynthia Ebrom of Cynthiascakes Dress & Accessories: Sposa Mia Couture Florist: Hayley Lindley of The Secret Garden Floral & Events Coordinator: Guillermo Cruz of WHITE Bridal Magazine Location: William Jennings Bryan House- "The Bryan House" Linens: Dream Weddings by All Party Rentals

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I know how important the wedding cake is for your wedding. Please tell me how to make the wedding cake of your dreams.

These are just some basic things to keep in mind: If you already know what kind of cake you want for your wedding, make sure that you bring an image of the design that you liked, or tell me what your likes and preferences are. Personally, I will take charge of making your dream a reality. The tendency is to have a plain wedding cake, but wedding cakes decorated with flowers look incredible! We can use real flowers, or artificial ones, whatever you desire, to decorate your cake. What is best recommended is for you to choose a beautiful and tasty cake that is to your liking and taste.

Set a time to order your wedding cake. In general, a cake should be ordered at least 4 months before the wedding. Once you have elected which cake you want and that the cost is within your budget, you only have to give a down payment to assure yourself of having that dream cake. Don’t worry about the delivery. Your cake will be delivered on time for the day of your wedding. We will deliver and place the wedding cake at the events center, or ballroom, where the wedding will take place.

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5forideas Your Beautiful Cake Your cake is easily the most high profile item on your party menu and its appearance is just as important as its taste. Here, five of the biggest trends we love right now.

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Classic Colors, Unique Shapes Instead of making your cake pop by adding vibrant colors, add visual interest by choosing offbeat shapes for a white or ivory cake. This strikes the perfect balance between traditional and modern. Bling Add a little sparkle to your sweet confection with cake jewelry. Paired with pearlized fondant, this gives your cake such a modern, glamorous feel. Monograms Monogram cake toppers have been popular

for years, whether hidden in scrollwork or prominently placed on its own tier, adding your monogram is a sweet, sentimental touch. Adding Color Through Ombré Don't want to commit to a bold-hued cake? Try ombré instead to add a touch of color. Lace Accents More and more bakers are asking to see photos of the wedding dress, and with good reason — they're replicating the lace details, the intricate appliqués, and the delicate beading on elements of the cake.

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“Achieving the perfect wedding setting is not easy; it requires creativity, elegance, and obsession for detail”

GASPAR VILLARREAL Wedding Planner (956) 445 9324

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Weddings | galas | corporate events | special celebrations frairedelfierro@hotmail.com (956) 525-3038

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Featuring Magnificent Ballroom Professional Banquet Wedding Specialist Fresh Flower Centerpiece Complementary Luxurious Details Wedding Guess Accommodations Accommodation Weddings from 50 to 300 guests

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Our Exquisite Ballroom is Perfect For your Special Day Weddings | Engagements | Parties | Rehersal Dinner | Bridal Showers | Quinceañera Contact our Specialist at (956) 601 – 0092 5950 S. CAGE BLVD. PHARR, TX. 78577 www.capitolioeventcenter.com Follow us on Facebook

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The Bryan House Mission, Texas.

The Bryan House is the perfect location for having an intimate, small gathering. The house provides indoor and outdoor opportunities for different occasions. If you are looking for a place with incredible history and character, you need look no further.  Whether it be a bridal shower, Christmas party, small wedding, family reunions, mediations, heritage tours or just to rest your head The Bryan house will provide incredible memories. This is truly a historic gem full of character and charm.

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Weddings & Events 路 Small, intimate weddings up to 100 persons, bridal showers, and rehearsal dinners. 路 Beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces. 路 Convenient mid-Valley location. 路 On-site bridal room.

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Bed & Breakfast Comfortable overnight accommodations are provided to eco-tourists, historians, weekend adventurists, and honeymooners. Breakfast, custom antique, heritage, eco-tours and housekeeping will be provided upon request.

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CANCUN RIVIERA MAYA and its surroundings, ideal for a dream wedding

The cultural riches of the Yucatán Peninsula, with its magnificent nature by sea and land, and a modern metropolis located to the extreme south of the Mexican Republic, stand out to be considered this destination as a gateway to the Mayan world. The Yucatan Peninsula is the perfect location and one of the leading destinations in destination, mainly because of the romantic scenarios, the attractiveness of its beaches of white sand and the turquoise blue sea, as well as a number of additional locations that serve as witness of the union of 2 people who love each other and begin a new stage in their lives. You only must choose between the many options this destination offers to start this important new stage of your life. Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Puerto Morelos, Holbox, Playa Mujeres, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Tulum and Cozumel, to name the most important places of this destination have a tourist infrastructure, natural attributes, wonderful scenarios and rich culture. As well as

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capacity in the organization of weddings that will accompany them during the process of planning and coordination of your wedding. Imagine your wedding on the beach or in different locations in one of the hotels offering us this destination with spectacular locations where you can choose between something very intimate to a singular and unique location. You can give the “I DO” in a lush garden with the sea of the Caribbean as witness or barefoot on the beach with white sand. What do you think about a traditional wedding in a village Maya next to a cenote?. The options are endless because this destination avowals of Catholic chapels, natural parks, ecological parks, water parks, marinas, yacht and why not, an underwater wedding. In recent years, it has increased the number of weddings in this destination, which has given growth to be a destination with endless versatility to perform any type of ceremony and find providers specialize in additional services at weddings.

Types Of Ceremony This Mexican destination can perform any type of ceremony; Catholic ceremony in churches and chapels with official validity, civil, symbolic ceremonies, Mayan, Hindu, Jewish, egalitarian and even underwater weddings. In The Romance Industry Planning a wedding in any of these destinations can be really challenging, since there are many details to address, while hotels have a professional service for the coordination of the wedding, you might need support from a wedding professional who can help them with every detail, especially if you have in mind any special location. This destination has professionals in the coordination of weddings as well as additional service providers such as Ministers, florists, specialists in makeup and hairstyle, musicians and DJ's, service of banquets, decorations, expert in audio and lighting, pyrotechnics and other services that will make that your life time day PERFECT…


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EL DORADO MAROMA A Beachfront Resort by Karisma

Vive una maravillosa experiencia en una de las mejores playas reconocidas a nivel mundial. Rodeada de aguas turquesa, playa Maroma, es la ubicación perfecta de las elegantes suites sobre el mar con espectaculares vistas que te robarán el aliento. Podrás deleitarte al amanecer o disfrutar de una asombrosa puesta de sol.

Carretera Cancún – Tulum, Km 55.3, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, México C.P. 77710. Teléfono: (52) 984 206 3470 Fax: (52) 984 206 3471 Coordinador de bodas: weddings@eldoradomaroma.com

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Estas elegantes suites sobre el agua ofrecen espectacu- con pisos de cristal que crearán los más hermosos e in- completo de Butler con la finalidad de apoyarlo con todo lo que necesite, desde peticiones de pre-llegada, olvidables eventos personales. lares vistas al mar y alojamiento lujoso inigualable embalaje y desembalaje, reservaciones, entrega de proNáay Spa, sobre el mar, consta de 4 espaciosas suites tector solar en cortesía y material de lectura, bocadillos Cada cabaña sobre el agua ofrece: • Pisos de vidrio que brindan tratamientos basados en las prácticas gourmet y bebidas refrescantes mientras se encuentra • Piscina infinity privada herbolarias tradicionales de los antiguos Mayas y en la en la piscina y muchas cosas más. • Escalera de acceso directo al océano riqueza de la vida marina de la región, que destacará, • La romántica ducha al aire libre sobre todo, los beneficios del “Musgo de Mar de Ma- Los visitantes podrán elegir de una amplia variedad de "Aguas del Amor" roma”; este musgo se encuentra únicamente en el Ca- actividades en el resort, desde clases de baile, yoga, y • Jacuzzi en el interior para dos ribe, es rico en sales minerales y además presume de voleibol de playa, hasta clases de cocina, kayak, entre • Plataforma de gran tamaño con tumbonas de madera brindar altos poderes antioxidantes y desintoxicantes. otros. Este bello e inigualable lugar ha sido cuidadosamente diseñado para los amantes de la calidad. Aquí Un restaurante de clase mundial sobre el mar y un rela- Los huéspedes tendrán la opción de tomar tratamien- encontraras los más frescos y finos ingredientes que jante spa serán el complemento ideal de esta exclusiva tos privados en el interior o al aire libre, durante los crearán un viaje gastronómico único, además la mejor experiencia. Los Over Water Ocean Grill & Wine Bar cuales podrán deleitarse con la serenidad del mar de relajación con un servicio completo a las habitaciones y de la marca Gourmet Inclusive® cuentan con una co- los alrededores. Los servicios y amenidades especiales un sinfín de lujos. Esta propiedad presenta lo más nuecina abierta con vistas escénicas al mar Caribe, ya sea no tendrán limites en el impresionante Palafitos ya que vo y exclusivo en Mexico, en donde vivirás las mejores para el desayuno, la comida o la cena. Estos espacios cu- cubren toda una gama de servicios, por ejemplo, las 24 experiencias de viaje del mundo. linarios brindan un menú con platillos inspirados en la horas de servicio a las habitaciones, camas de día exsuave brisa del mar, además de una sala de estar privada clusivas, picnics personalizados en la playa y servicio

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Choose from two enchanting venue spaces to host your South Texas Wedding, Quinceañera or Corporate Event.

Package Details & Menus Click here to view sample packages and catering ideas. 15% Off Event Dates: 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017 Receive 15% off the rental of the facility for any Friday available in the year of 2017.  Military Discount Event Dates: 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017 Ask us about military discount! It is 10% off the rental fee.

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Baroque Room For smaller events, or for San Antonio Wedding couples who desire both a ceremony and reception space in one location, The Emporium lends its lovely Baroque Room. Seating up to 200 guests with a minimum of 50 guest, this space offers all of the amenities of the main banquet area, but in a more intimate setting. It is an ideal spot to hold a South Texas wedding ceremony, rehearsal gathering, or to open up as extra seating space off of the main banquet hall. For larger weddings and quinceanera’s the extra room offers even more space for guests during your reception and dancing. Renaissance Room The Renaissance Room features a beautiful wrought iron, double staircase leading up to a balcony area perfect for a memorable entrance. A spectacular porcelain-tiled dance floor and large seating area accommodate up to 600 guests and a minimum of 250 guest. Completing the look of the Renaissance Room are stunning crystal chandeliers, offering the finishing touches in a room exuding elegance charm.  This room is perfect for a beautiful San Antonio wedding or your quinceañera with family and friends. Emporium by Yarlen is a dream come true for my parents Mario & Patricia Patricia Cavazos and myself Yaramin Cavazos. Through hard work and perseverance of the entire Cavazos - Cardenas Family, we have taken a simple idea and cultivated it into what is now recognized as one of the finest banquet venues in all of San Antonio.

As a family-owned business we strive to ensure that our clients are 100% satisfied with hosting their special event with us. Our entire staff is committed to serving you, our clients. Every details is important and our goal is to deliver beyond your expectations. As the operations manager, you have my personal promise that we will work tirelessly to ensure that your event runs as smoothly as possible and that all of your wishes are met.

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TRINITY DAVID Our wedding experience was without a doubt the most stressful and happiest time of our lives. Our special day wouldn't have gone off as smoothly without help from our families and everyone involved. The staff at Marios Ballroom, de Sanchez spa and our lady of sorrows church really helped us and made our experience unforgettable. We would like to give a special thanks to all our family and friends for making our special day something we will always treasure.

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SORINE CARINA

Photo by: Grace Almera Photography Dresses tailored by: Shinji Costumes and Tailoring Makeup: Haych - Makeup & Photography RinacaCosplay SurineCosplay

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e attended high school together, but in different classes. Although we did have a single class together but we rarely talked. It wasn't until we met randomly in a comic book store after Sørine had changed schools that we started talking and exchanged telephone numbers. From there on we became really close friends, and in time we realised we'd fallen in love. We cosplayed together as friends but got more serious about cosplay when we started dating. We've gone to the World Cosplay Summit as the danish representatives in 2015 and in 2014 we were brought in for Tokyo's International Film Festival. Sharing a hobby together, meeting amazing friends and traveling makes our lives exciting, but more often we just relax at home with our two cats. I asked her to marry me the summer of 2014 and we were married 2 years after. The proposal took place in Tokyo Disney Land in front of Cinderella's castle.

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Words cannot express the happiness that we felt on our Wedding Day. We thank our family and friends for celebrating our joy, supporting us and sharing our love. We sincerely Thank You for being a part of our special day And making our dream come true.

Sooner or later, we begin to understand that love is real and true, here and now. Love is the creator of our favorite memories, and the foundation of our fondest dreams.

Love is a promise that is always kept, a fortune that is never spent, a seed that can flourish in even the most barren of places. This mysterious and magical power is the greatest treasure that one can have, and it is only known by those who love.

We would like to Thank WHITE Bridel Magazine for letting us share these wonderful memories.

Venue: Mario´s Banquet & Conference Center, Mission TX. Florist: Southern Social Events. Bridal Dress: Sposa Mía Couture. Groom Tuxedo: Vera Wang.

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ANNA ANDRES My name is Andres Landeros and I met my beautiful fiance Anna at the Minnesota State Fair on August 26th, 2014. It was a day that changed both of our lives forever.  We were together for a little over two years before I asked her to be my wife and lifelong partner. We will be getting married on May 20th, 2017, and we are so excited to be starting this next adventure together.  Some of our hopes and dreams for the future include starting a family together, furthering our educations and succeeding in our careers, and always striving to be better than we were yesterday in every aspect of our lives.  Andres is currently working as an EMT and is studying to become a nurse. Anna is graduated from college and is working as a preschool teacher. They recently bought a house together and are enjoying making it into a home. 

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FABIOLA JOSE Para nosotros nuestra boda significa muchas cosas. Por ejemplo; un sueño que juntos vamos a lograr, una nueva etapa donde todo lo vamos hacer juntos, una nueva vida donde la felicidad es nuestra meta a llegar, donde nuestra prioridad es el amor y respeto mutuo pero sobre todo estaremos juntos para siempre con la ayuda y bendición de díos...

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AMBER RUDY It was the first day of my (Rudy) senior year in high school and I was late to my government class. As I walked in, I begrudgingly noticed that the only available seat in class was next to a girl wearing a band shirt. I knew who she was, recognizing her face from the hallways, but I had never spoken to her before today. Who knew then that this girl, a girl I had seen at every school function since the 4th grade, would forever change my life.  After that, Amber and I first began talking to each other exclusively as friends. However, it wasn’t until halfway through the school year that we decided to exchanged phone numbers and begin talking outside of the classroom. One night, after a brief back and forth, I finally built up enough courage to ask her out on a date. Unfortunately, my timing wasn’t so great because I just so happened to ask her out the night before I was scheduled to leave out of town on a school field trip. Perfect.  Fortunately for me, and my poor planning, Amber said yes.  I found that the more I got to know her, who she was as a person, her values and morals, the more I was beginning to realize that I was falling in love. As Amber and I continued to spend more time together, we found that we were able to fully open up to each other and be ourselves without a care or worry that we would be judged. 10 years later, I enjoy looking back on that first day of school (and the girl in the band shirt that has since become the woman that stands beside me in life) and thank God that I was late to class that morning.

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ENA MICHAEL Wedding Date: June 3, 2017 Ceremony: Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church Reception: Rancho Las Tres Marias Dress: Sposa Mia Couture "I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you." ~ Paulo Coelho~ Ena and Michael met through a mutual friend and have been together for 6 years. They got engaged at Enchanted Rock in Fredericksburg, TX. They will be wed on June 3rd in Michael's hometown, McAllen, TX. 

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IRIS BERRONES JESÚS DAHER

Un 4 de noviembre pero hace 7 años Jesús y yo iniciamos nuestra historia de amor la cual hoy se fusiona para hacerse más fuerte con otra etapa aun más maravillosa. ¡Nuestro matrimonio! Hace 4 meses di el SI más importante de mi vida, di el SI a este nuevo comienzo, di el SI porque estoy completamente segura que nuestras almas fueron creadas para estar juntas y porque sé que Jesús es la persona que complementa mi mundo y quien me ha demostrado que nuestro amor siempre es más fuerte cada día. El día que me pidió matrimonio fue increíble, como jamás hubiera imaginado, un proyecto Rock Im Ring como él lo llamó. Guardó el anillo de compromiso durante 6 meses hasta que tuviera cada detalle listo tal cual quería y pues, así de increíble fue aunque dejame decirte que me dijo varias mentiras piadosas. Llore muchísimo, no podía contener las emociones al ver aquel lugar hermoso a la orilla de un rio decorado con

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velas, luces, pétalos, música de saxofón en vivo, una cena romántica y un sinfín de sorpresas; hizo un momento inolvidable y el mejor que he tenido en mi vida. Y para cerrar esa noche mágica hizo un plan perfecto para citar a nuestras familias y amigos y celebraran con nosotros acompañados de algunas bebidas y aperitivos, sin duda un evento de sorpresas. Me sorprendió mucho cómo cuidó cada detalle para que saliera todo perfecto y realmente así fue. Me emociono mucho cada vez que platico la historia porque hace que vuelva a vivir y sentir esos momentos. Estamos más enamorados que nunca, más felices que nunca esperando el gran día de nuestra boda que con todo nuestro corazón y con muchísimo amor estamos preparando. Nos casamos el 4 de Noviembre en Santiago Nuevo León este día cumplimos 8 años de novios y este dia Dios unirá nuestras vidas para dar comienzo a otra historia de amor aun más bella.


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