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Art & Culture | Books | Movies | Music | Married License

THE KISS

by Francesco Hayez An Episode of Youth, more commonly known as The Kiss, is an oil painting on canvas by the Italian painter, Francesco Hayez, painted in 1859 and well-preserved in the Pinacoteca de Brera, in Milรกn. The scene, with a medieval ambiance, represents two young lovers that are kissing. With its enormous, emotional charge, the refined scenography and the great civil courage, (the canvas is filled with shades of risorgimentales that simbolize patriotic love and its fight against foreign countries), the work is considered a manifest of Italian Romanticism. For this reason, the painting gained great popular success, so much that, there are various versions of this painting, all of them by Hayez.


LIFESTYLE / BOOKS

THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR: A novel [book] By Shari Lapena · Penguin Publishing Group ·  An instant New York Times bestseller. Look out for Shari Lapena's next thriller, A STRANGER IN THE HOUSE, coming August 2017.“ The twists come as fast [as] you can turn the pages.” — People“Provocative and shocking.” —Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author of Find Her“I read this novel at one sitting, absolutely riveted by the storyline. The suspense was beautifully rendered and unrelenting!” —Sue Grafton, New York Times bestselling author of XIt all started at a dinner party... A domestic suspense debut about a young couple and their apparently friendly neighbors—a twisty, rollercoaster ride of lies, betrayal, and the secrets between husbands and wives. . .

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By Carla Burgess · HarperCollins Publishers   Funny and romantic, with a predictably good ending. A romance that makes you giggle!’ – Kitty Loves Books Twelve days. Two gold rings. One BIG secret... Emily needs a husband. ...

By Samantha Christy. A story about unconditional love, heartbreaking loss, and undying friendship. Skylar Mitchell didn't believe in fate. She never wanted a real boyfriend. She never wanted her own kid. When she watched her sister get destroyed by the man she loved, she vowed it wouldn't happen to her. Don't fall in love. Don't become at-

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tached. Don't let yourself feel. Easy, right? Grif-

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imagined finding this wonderful best friend

By Roz Lee. Ford Adams had a plan—settle his late father’s affairs then get the heck out of Butte Plains for good. The plan did not include running the family business for the next twelve months or designing and marketing a revolutionary new sex toy and becoming a billionaire because of it. The plan did not include him falling in love with the sexy, smart, and off-limits, Becky Jean Parker either. But then, plans have a way of changing. She took a chance once— helped him build an empire. Now, if he could only convince Becky Jean to take another chance—this time, on him. When Becky Jean’s father became ill, she gave up her dreams of an exciting marketing career in a big city to stay in Butte Plains and help her mother and younger brother. 

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fin and Erin Pearce had the perfect life. With the perfect house. And the perfect jobs. What they didn't have was the perfect baby. Skylar never counted on meeting Erin. She never who would change the way she looked at the world.


LIFESTYLE / MOVIES

ATOMIC BLONDE Release Date: Jul 28, 2017. Genres: Action/Adventure, Suspense/Thriller Director: David Leitch. Cast:Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Sofia Boutella, Til Schweiger. Full cast + crew SYNOPSIS Oscar® winner Charlize Theron explodes into summer in Atomic Blonde, a breakneck action-thriller that follows MI6’s most lethal assassin through a ticking time bomb of a city simmering with revolution and double-crossing hives of traitors. The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.

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TULIP FEVER Release Date: Aug 25, 2017. Genres: Drama, Romance | Director: Justin Chadwick. Cast: Alicia Vikander, Christoph Waltz, Dane DeHaan, Judi Dench, Tom Hollander. Full cast + crew. SYNOPSIS The young wife (Alicia Vikander) of a wealthy older burgher (Cornelis Sandvoort) in 17th century Amsterdam is tempted into adultery when an artist (Dane DeHaan) hired to paint the couple's portrait becomes infatuated with her. The lovers hatch a scheme together to fund an escape by investing in tulip bulbs at the height of the craze. Based on the novel by Deborah Moggach. ~ Violet LeVoit, Rovi.


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JUST ENGAGED; Where do you start?

T

he feeling just after you are offi-

cause this location will be the one you remem-

ing to stand by your side during this process so

cially engaged can sometimes be

ber for the rest of your life. After choosing a

they can prepare themselves.

overwhelming. After you get over

location it is essential to visit venues and book

the shock and immense happi-

the perfect one for your big day as soon as pos-

ness, you are struck with the ques-

sible. Depending on where you are, many ven-

tion; where do I begin? So much to do in so little

ues can have no available spaces in long times.

Making a guest list is one of the most impor-

time, and having no experience at planning a

Therefore, don’t wait on this one!

tant parts of your big day, because what makes

weddings before, you panic! We have come up with a simple list of the first things you need to

GUEST LIST

the wedding better than people? It is someSET YOUR DATE

do to begin on the road towards your special day.

times very difficult to come up with the perfect list. There are so many people you want to in-

This choice will be influenced by many other

vite, but the number of people you can actu-

factors. You need to take into consideration

ally invite is sometimes much less. Be sure to

how much time you think you will need to

start by writing down the essentials like your

The first step before choosing anything else

plan your wedding, if the venue you want is

closest friends and family, and then afterwards

is to sit down with your future spouse and

available, and if the weather is ideal for the oc-

listing the rest of the guests.

discuss how much you want to spend, who

casion. You also have to know if you want your

will be financially responsible, and who will

date to be during the weekend, or during a

be in charge of paying the different aspects of

holiday.It is important to choose the date you

the wedding. It is important to always have in

feel the most comfortable with and make sure

When planning a wedding, many things can

mind what your budget is for different things

this date is available in the venue.

be forgotten due to all the stress and all of the

SET A BUDGET

such as venue, flowers, dress, entertainment, food, etc.

PLAN AHEAD

aspects you have to have in mind. This is why it PICKING THE BRIDESMAIDS AND GROOMSMEN

is highly recommended to make a list of what has to be done, and what is already done.

PICK A LOCATION AND VENUE

You know who the most important friends in your life are, and you know you want them

planner should be kept to be up to date with

Where do you want your wedding to be? Do

standing next to you on your big day. They

any appointments you might have, and to

you want your wedding to be a destination

are the people who will help you through this

make sure you are not lost on any dates. The

wedding in a far off resort, or would you rather

journey and will offer all types of support. Take

most important thing is to be organized and to

have your special day close to home? It is one

into consideration who you want to give this

be always planning ahead!

of the most important decisions to make be-

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BY: WHITE BRIDAL | PHOTO BY: ANAHI WEDDINGS

5 GREAT TIPS FOR FINDING YOUR wedding photographer If you are recently engaged you are already busy planning and are thinking of what to do about photography. So here are some tips to make it easier to get great images for your big day.

GET AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION.

Engagement sessions are a great way to practice being in front of the camera before your wedding day. 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.

DO NOT JUST LOOK AT PRICE. Budgets are obviously important but always keep in mind that images are forever. When looking at pricing keep in mind like in everything you get what you pay for. If it is cheap there is probably a reason for that. Do your due diligence, ask a lot of questions and, choose what you think will be what you can live with forever.

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DISCUSS THE WEDDING YOU ENVISION The more your photographer knows about your plans and needs the better your experience will be. Make sure and fill in your photographer on all the details you are planning, from your itinerary to the decor. A well informed photographer will make sure to capture memories you will always cherish.

KEEP THE LIGHT IN MIND

Light is a very important element in photography and planning for it will make a great difference in your wedding images. Always consult with your photographer what lighting options are available to you. If possible construct your itinerary around available sunlight and incorporate some lighting features into your decor, they will make a world of difference.

MAKE A CONNECTION

Finally make sure you have a connection with your photographer. They do not have to become your best friend but keep in mind you will be spending your whole wedding day with them. You do not want to end up with someone you do not get along with. The better the connection the more relaxed and better your images will be. Planning a wedding is not easy but it should be fun so we hope with these tips to help you in this great journey.

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NEW WEDDING DAY Etiquette

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e all know about proper etiquette at weddings because of the one’s we have attended through out our lives. We are taught the

basics and have conformed to these rules all of our lives. However, in this new age of technolo-

gy, these rules don’t seem to apply as well as they did before. With so much technology at our fingerprints we have to be able to adapt to the new rules and standards of wedding etiquette that are appropriate for this time period. We all know that as soon as a guy has popped the question, the engagement ring picture will be shared on Facebook and instagram within minutes. This is a great way to announce your engagement and to showcase your happiness with all your social media friends. However, be sure to call your parents and loved one’s before posting/tweeting about it! Your family members will want to hear it from you, and you will want to see their reactions.

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Wedding invitations are mailed to all your loved

your wedding day, and to see the event after-

will be photographers taking pictures of you,

ones, but the concept of the save the date email

wards through the perspective of your guests.

and there will be people recording everything;

and social media post has become very popular

Create a hash tag that you believe is best for your

there is no need for you to use your cellphone!.

in these couple of years. It is completely accept-

wedding day and post it on your social media

You can assign a person to be in charge of post-

able and also encouraged to post a picture or

prior, or have it visible during the wedding. You

ing a picture to instagram, or a tweet during the

email a picture that says the date of your event. It

will be surprised at the many posts this hash

ceremony. This will give you something less to

should be sent as soon as you have reserved the

tag will be generating, and the many pictures of

worry about and will let you concentrate on the

venue in order to have guests pre-informed of

your guests you will be able to see afterwards.

day you have been waiting for so long!

You can also email rehearsal dinner invitations,

Having a cellphone at your fingerprints also

Technology can either be a blessing or a curse.

and the after party invitations. Guests will most

means distraction at your fingerprints. If you

Social media has taken us into an age of easy ac-

likely appreciate this because of the easy access

are attending a wedding, make sure to keep the

cess and distribution of information and events.

they have to their inbox. It is a modern way to

phone away as much as possible!.

Make sure to create a technology friendly envi-

the date, before sending the actual invitations.

spread the word and let your family and friends know the dates and events instantly.

If you are the bride or the groom, keep of your phone at all times!!!

If you are getting married, be sure to create a

ronment and take advantage of the great tool you have available!. Be able to adapt and to utilize the power of

hash tag for the day of the event and spread the

Be sure to enjoy the moment and not be distract-

smartphones and social media to revolutionize

word! This will enable you to get the feed on

ed by a little thing such as your phone. There

your wedding into a modern day celebration!

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FERNANDA TALAVERA Extraordinary, Stubborn…

& SINGLE


People | Entrepreneur | Wedding Planner


EXPERTS / PEOPLE

"DON'T BE A QUEEN WAITING ON A KING.

BE A BUSY QUEEN IN YOUR KINGDOM UNTIL THE KING ARRIVES. "

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EXPERTS / PEOPLE

F

ernanda Talavera is the most stub-

day, I am single to grow as a person. I must be the

to me. There are times I've been attracted to guys

born and determined woman you'll

best version of me to be amazing to someone. I

I never thought I would. A man can certainly

ever meet. She is the type of person

am not saying I don't want to be with someone,

fight for my heart. I like actions and not words.

who if she pictures something in her

it's just that the right someone hasn't crossed my

Don’t tell me that you will bring the stars down

mind, and really wants it, she will

path yet, or at least that I know of. When it does,

for me. I would rather that a man simply dem-

work her butt off to make sure it becomes a re-

when the right person is in front of me, I just

onstrates his interest in me through his actions.

ality. Fernanda believes that in every aspect of

hope... he comes to stay forever, no matter what

So far, I’ve been in long distance relationships a

life, "practice makes the expert." She is very pas-

adversities life will bring us, he still stays.

lot. I’ve learned that trust is everything, so a man who is willing to compromise in a relationship is

sionate about everything she does and she loves being around people. Fernanda believes every-

WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A MAN?

a must. I am very spontaneous, so I like that in someone as well, or that at least, will say yes to

one has a story to tell, and she loves listening and learning about other peoples' experiences.

Well… first of course, I consider his height, lol. I

In this interview, you will have an opportunity

am quite tall, therefore, height is a key. I already

to learn more about this extraordinary and SIN-

have my "type" very set in my mind, but way

GLE lady, read about her philosophy in life, and

more important is who they are, how they be-

observe what she believes to be the man of her

have (with me, with their family, with the neigh-

My goals?... I have many goals in life. Even

dreams!

bor, etc.). This has a lot to say about a person. I

though right now I am completely focused on

am very observant and I like to see every detail,

my career, I have always dreamed of my fairytale

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR VIEWS

not only what a man may be "on paper" as in a

wedding and my prince charming. I do want to

ABOUT LIFE?

degree, an occupation... but I want to know what

have a family, a wedding, a honeymoon… I’d like

I believe in God, I believe in true love, and yes, I

is his true passion, what are his goals in life, and

to travel and work together in the making of a

believe in compromise. I believe in living your

where does he see himself in the future. I am a

family with a partner. I want to become a well-

life every day like if you were a newborn in this

family oriented person, so how a man relates to

known TV personality and model so that I can

world: amazed; passionate; and without time

his family is usually how he may relate to a fam-

help little girls, women, and society as a whole be

to waste. I am grateful for every single event in

ily of his own. I am a very ambitious person, a go-

who they are at their best! I recently started writ-

my life, good or bad, and like they say…make it

getter, so I like a guy with a vision as well. Some-

ing a blog where I speak up about issues many of

or break it. I believe anyone can make it. Be a

one who supports me, my hobbies, and most

us stay quiet about: society, love, faith, you name

warrior. Never give up. Love yourself and your

importantly, my career. Someone who will let

it. I decided to start writing again to help people.

neighbor. That’s what it’s about.

me be ME, and doesn’t stop me from being my-

I want to be recognized so that my voice will

self. Someone who complements me and whom

hopefully impact the lives of many and be an ex-

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF AS A

I can grow together with. A man who would go

ample to all those little kids, or individuals who

PERSON?

on crazy adventures with me, be a workaholic, or

follow my career. I will work to be a good mom,

simply relax and chill.

peer, and person to look up to. I have a lot of sto-

I’m a little bit of both… I can be a very nice person, I have good intentions and a good heart. I

my crazy ideas/adventures. WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS AT THIS MOMENT?

ries to tell that hopefully will one day impact the

do have my character, though, so I may seem like

WHAT INSPIRES YOU IN A MAN?

a tough girl to many ... and I am, but with good

What inspires me in a man is: CHIVALRY! I grew

intentions behind this image. I think that being

up in a conservative family: catholic and integrat-

headstrong and a little naughty is always good.

ed. So, what inspires me in a man would be that

I don’t like to be "too nice", because this to me

he be a gentleman, "old school" you may say, and

can be fishy or a red flag sometimes. People may

not one who is materialistic ... There’s so much a

try to take advantage of you if you are too nice,

man can do to make me smile or jump around

yet, this of course depends on the person whom

happily with simple tiny details or surprises. A

you are with. I am good at reading people when

man who is passionate about life, who inspires

I meet them, so I will know if that is really who

me, but also one who can help me relax.

lives of people who have helped me grow. Blog : howsoulcatchfire.blogspot.mx

It's not that I like or dislike being single... I like

Well, believe it or not, I can see through a hand-

Being single used to mean that nobody wanted you. Now it means you’re pretty sexy and you’re taking your time deciding how you want your life to be and who you want to spend it with.

both, honestly. I believe God has given me so

some guy... easily. As soon as they speak, I can

many lessons and people to learn from that to-

— Carrie Bradshaw

sense in two seconds if they can become an ogre

you are or what your intentions are WHAT DOES IT TAKE FOR YOU TO FALL IN LOVE? WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT BEING SINGLE?

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EXPERTS / ENTREPRENEUR

AMBIANCE Flowers & Rentals The new face of special events.

The new face of special events.

YES! I’m crazy about our linen furniture collection. We can recreate some very trendy looks and meet a wide variety of styles, from classic elegance and sophistication, to bohemian chic. We have very versatile pieces.

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and I have extended this challenge to them: meet with us, see what we have to offer and let me give you a proposal. It works every time

THE INSPIRATION The Rio Grande Valley has very few, but very strong players. I have great respect for my competitors because I have seen them in action and they work very hard. With that said, I knew that in order to stand out and build a name for the business I needed to bring something different to the table. That led me to build a business model around the concept of authenticity and quality. With that vision, I spent countless hours following trend setters around the globe, visited with some event designers and asked them what they considered the Valley lacked in terms of event furniture. We also consulted with a few brides who gladly shared their vision for their weddings. All of that is what inspired our selections, and we couldn’t be more proud of what we’ve come up with. I can confidently say that when customers visit our showroom they will be refreshingly surprised. They will find things that have not been seen in the in the Rio Grande Valley, or at minimum, things that have not been overplayed. We love working with brides or event designers that are open to new, trendy, and authentic ideas, because nothing makes us happier than being able to showcase our unique furniture. We also love it when we can showcase the talent and the creativeness of our florist. He has learned from the best, and continues to amaze me with his creations. I’m blessed to have him in my team.

OUR SERVICES Ambiance Flowers & Rentals offers three core services: • Event furniture rentals: Our event furniture is elegant and somewhat unique. • Flowers for every ocassion: Our florist is meticulous and his work is pure perfection. I can’t take credit for that. He is truly gifted. In fact, some customers have become loyal customers simply because they love our flowers so much. • Wedding invitations: With respect to invitations, we carry a very renowned brand in the invitation world. Our invitations look and feel luxurious, but are priced very reasonably.

OUR BRAND STANDS FOR BEAUTY, AUTHENTICITY AND A SERVICE LIKE NO OTHER. Our main clientele consist of brides, wedding planners, event designers, and certain venues. The response that we have had has been overwhelmingly positive and our customers are very receptive and complimentary about what we bring to the table. So far we have been lucky enough to catch the eye of some great prospects,

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TIPS FOR PLANNING THE BIG DAY? Tip number one: You don’t need to splurge on everything to have that wow wedding. There are a few things that aren’t worth spending on, and other things that are of high visual impact – concentrate on those things. In essence, be a selective spender. Here are a few examples of elements of high visual impact: · Try incorporating an impressive book signing area with an assortment of beautiful flowers, candles and luxurious mirror tables. · You may also consider splurging on the sweetheart table with a spectacular background. · Select a couple of tables to have incredibly sensational centerpieces, and the rest can be more on the modest side. · Include a couple of linen seating areas, and it will give your wedding the appeal of a very expensive wedding, without having to spend a lot of money. · Incorporate a mirror imperial table for the family of the bride and the family of the groom. This is very trendy and it will give you the wow actor to take your wedding from conventional to sensational. · Our armchairs and sofas are the perfect accent pieces for your wedding. · Whether you're looking for luxurious formal decor, a vintage touch to your reception, or rustic furniture for your wedding day, Ambiance Flowers & Rentals have what you want, right here in the Valley.

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Trends For Bride | Celebrity | Wedding Dresses | Accessories | Jewelry

FASHION, BEAUTY, ART & F�WERS BY

CREDITS Photographer: @JesúsVillanuevaVarela | Photographer Asistent: @Favelaalex Model: @mercdas @not.models  | Make Up & Hair @pepegutierrez.studio Style: @jukajukajuka | Floral Designer: @Monicachumacero | Video: @Weddingscinema


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STYLE 3755 Topaz sparkle tulle bridal ball gown, V neckline front and back, crystal embroidered dragonfly bodice, natural waist, layered tulle skirt trimmed with horsehair, chapel train. Also available in Ivory.

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L

azaro’s collection is a sumptuous mix of dreamy romance, timeless elegance and just a sprinkle of diva glam. Designed to enchant and seduce, Lazaro creates frothy ball gowns to sculptured trumpets. God-

dess gowns in luxurious fabrics shimmer and bedazzle, as modern florals with botanical motifs capture a brides love for the romantics. Metallic gowns that sparkle under shimmering net and layers and layers of luscious lace for tempting textures. Lazaro creates perfection for a bride’s evening under the stars, an opulent ballroom bathed in golden light, or a magical destination far far away. 

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STYLE 3763 Ivory/gold Chantilly lace trumpet bridal gown with alencon lace appliquĂŠs throughout, sheer tip of the shoulder neckline, modified cap sleeve with V back, natural waist accented with crystal dragonfly brooch, trumpet skirt with side and back godets, chapel train. Also available in Ivory/Silver or Ivory/Ivory. 912 N. 10TH ST. MCALLEN TX 956-683-8740 www.sposamiabride.com

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STYLE 3764 White sparkle tulle bridal ball gown, sweetheart neckline with modified cap sleeve, sculpted sheer lace bodice, Swarovski crystal dragonfly brooch at natural waist, circular tulle skirt, chapel train. 912 N. 10TH ST. MCALLEN TX 956-683-8740 www.sposamiabride.com

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STYLE 3751 Peony ballerina tulle bridal ball gown, sweetheart neckline with thin strap at shoulder, Chantilly lace sparkle bodice with crystal trim at natural waist, layered tulle skirt, chapel train. Also available in Ivory. 912 N. 10TH ST. MCALLEN TX 956-683-8740 www.sposamiabride.co

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STYLE 3762 Ivory/champagne alencon lace appliquĂŠd tulle bridal ball gown, sculpted V-neckline with curved back, sheer long fitted sleeve, crystal butterfly brooch at natural waist, circular skirt with horsehair at hemline, chapel train. 912 N. 10TH ST. MCALLEN TX 956-683-8740 www.sposamiabride.com

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Fall Collection

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TEXT Y PHOTO BY: LOUIS VUITTON

Latest trends for bridesÂ

CAPUCINES PM Studs make a statement on this new Capucines. Refined and a little bit rock 'n’ roll, the metallic detailing is a nod to the nailheads on historic House trunks. Exquisitely crafted in Taurillon leather, the Capucines Studs is a timeless piece to treasure.

NANO MONTAIGNE

CARTERA PALLAS

Elegant and contemporary, the

The unique design of Monogram

Nano Montaigne in Monogram

canvas

Empreinte leather is the ideal way

grained leather makes this a ver-

to carry daily essentials. Light-

satile day-to-night bag with style.

weight and versatile with its long

It boasts a golden chain for short-

shoulder strap, this miniature rep-

shoulder, long-shoulder and cross-

lica of the original Montaigne bag

body carry!

easily fits a smartphone, credit cards and keys.

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SPEEDY BANDOULIĂˆRE 30 The iconic Speedy bag is given a fresh, feminine feel for summer in Damier Azur canvas overlaid with a surprising Monogram print adapted from the Louis Vuitton archives.

BRITTANY The new status bag from Louis Vuitton. Sophisticated and feminine, the Brittany makes an elegant statement with its contrast pairing of Damier canvas with Cuir Taurillon leather. House craftsmanship shines in the handle mounts, gussets and keybell.

MONTAIGNE BB With numerous carry options, the Montaigne BB is a compact alternative for businesswomen who don’t wish to carry too much. And of course it looks beautiful in Monogram Empreinte leather.

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All hats are made by hand in Los Angeles using artisanal expertise that blends American and European millinery techniques. All materials are picked from the finest sources worldwide.

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Tuxedos | Accessories | Invitations | Automobile

HOW TO BE PART OF YOUR WEDDING PLAN 1 YEAR BEFORE: CHOOSE GROOMSMEN Choose which or your friend’s gets elevated to best-man status.

9 MONTHS BEFORE: REGISTER FOR STUFF What to stock up on for your future home? Doing it together is a must.

8 MONTHS BEFORE: START GETTING FIT You don’t have to get in triathlon shape, but you might want to star better exercise and eating habits about now.

6 MONTHS BEFORE: PICK UP YOUR WEDDING WEAR Find a Suit or Tux you love, and allow enough time to get it tailored.

4 MONTHS BEFORE: PLAN YOUR HONEYMOON This one is pretty self-explanatory.

2 MONTHS BEFORE: WRITE YOUR VOWS.

THE

GROOM’S CHECKLIST Dedicated to our grooms

Writer’s block is real.

1 MONTH BEFORE: BUY GROOMSMEN GIFTS Don’t forget a little something to thank them.

1 WEEK BEFORE: PICK UP YOUR TUX Try on the tuxes with your groomsmen to make sure they fit perfectly.


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At James and James Formalwear has over 35 years experience in the tuxedo rental world, we changed the rental game then, we are doing it again. Name brands available include: · MICHAEL KORS · RALPH LAUREN · CALVIN KLEIN · IKE BEHAR · PERRY ELLIS · JOSEPH ABBOUD · FLORSHEIM SHOES … and many more.

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We feel very proud of being able to continue our

spheres and straps of the watches are fabricated

collaboration with Italia Independent and Lapo

utilizing these precious fabrics to favor this range

Elkann, whose creativity and personality keeps

of 45 mm watches in diameter with supreme el-

surprising us every day. This new project has

egance. “La vera sprezzatura!”

constituted an extraordinary experience for us: place innovative technology and the free will to experiment of Hublot at the service of this monumental Italian elegance that is Rubinacci, and the incomparable sense of style of Lapo Elkann. The selection of working with “sartorial Rubinacci” was not by chance. In its archives, Rubinacci possesses the most beautiful collection of fine, antique fabrics. There, in the 60,000 square meters of hounds-tooth, tweeds, and velvets

"The Classic Fusion – Italia Independent, represents a true fusion among these three, ‘savoir-faire’.”

of all kinds, Hublot and Lapo Elkann found a collection of tartans, (woolen, color-checkered

Ricardo Guadalupe CEO of Hublot

cloths) that dated back to the 70’s, and integrated these timeless fabrics to give new life to the chronograph version of Classic Fusion. As such, the

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Trendy Men’s Bag Wear… AVENUE SLING BAG Sporty and casual, the Avenue Sling Bag model of Damier Infini leather is the perfect urban companion. Extremely compact, lightweight and adaptable to wear on your body, this small bag responds wonderfully in the life of the contemporary man who is constantly on the run.

POCHETTE ANTON The attractive classical lines, and Taiga flexible leather, make the Pochette Anton an unbeatable selection for your every day use. Compact and comfortable to carry, this new bag features refined details: witness the discreet metal signature in the front of the bag.

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POCHETTE VOYAGE The graphic appearance and the nautical details characterize this edition of the Pochette Voyage created for the 2017 America’s Cup collection. This sporty reinterpretation of the historical signature Gaston V, in sharp contrast to the new motif Damier Latitude, creates a modern and trendy effect. You can carry this model, Pochette Voyage MM, inside your pocket like a travel portfolio, or in your hand for a contemporary look. Its roomy interior space and its expandable pockets permit easy access to all your basic belongings.

POCHETTE DISTRICT An efficient and expert workmanship defines this new model, Pochette District, crafted in smooth and embossed leather. Its interior has multiple pockets to organize your personal belongings and has sufficient space for documents and a small, mini iPad. Ideal not only for use in the city, but to use for traveling afar as well.

CARTERA KASAI Very practical, thanks to its wide opening zipper and its spacious slots and pockets in the interior and exterior, the Kasai billfold, made of Epi leather that is flexible and sophisticated, can be carried under your arm or on your wrist thanks to its strap.

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TEXT & PHOTO BY: COURTESY OF THE BRAND

FERRARI 812 SUPERFAST THE FASTEST AND MOST POWERFUL FERRARI YET

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FERRARI MEXICO CITY / GUADALAJARA The first and most difficult challenge Ferrari always

for engine and brake cooling, is a turning vane on the

faces when it decides to develop a new model is to

front bumper which is designed to channel air flows

push the boundaries of its own achievements yet

striking the front of car to ensure they hug its flanks,

again. This challenge is made all the tougher when

thereby reducing the width of the car’s wake. This in

the task at hand involves designing a new 12-cylin-

turn appreciably reduces overall drag. A spoiler on

der engine, the power unit that hailed the start of the

tail of the car generates rear downforce. Three pairs

glorious Prancing Horse story 70 years ago in 1947.

of curved dams were adopted on the underbody and

are responsible for 30% of the increase in downforce MAXIMUM TORQUE IS 718 NM @ 7,000 RPM

The development process resulted in a maximum

compared to the F12berlinetta, as already achieved on the special series F12tdf.

power output of 800 cv at 8,500 rpm, a new benchmark for the Ferrari range, in addition to a specific

INTERIOR DESIGN LIGHT COMPACT VOLUMES

power output of 123 cv/l, a completely unprecedent-

REFINED, ESSENTIAL AND NEVER EXCESSIVE

ed figure for an engine front-mounted in a production car.

FERRARI DNA The cabin has been radically redesigned to imbue

EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH AERODYNAMIC EFFICIENCY

it with an even sportier character. Light, compact

The 812 Superfast’s aero design is part of Ferrari’s on-

volumes hug the contours of the interior structures

going commitment to continually improving perfor-

to the extent that the latter are visible in certain ar-

mance with each new model, both in terms of speed

eas. These ultra-taut surfaces are deliberately layered

and augmented vehicle dynamics for a more exhila-

and broken up to create voids with the result that

rating driving experience.

the main elements seem to float. The overall effect

The development guidelines aimed to achieve excep-

is of both thoroughbred racing eagerness and lean

tionally high aerodynamic efficiency figures through

elegance that never feels overstated. The horizontal

boosting of the downforce that influences a car’s

dash loops stylishly around the central air vents for

stability without increasing drag as the latter would

a sophisticated, sculptural, yet supremely stylish look

negatively impact fuel consumption and maximum

that is also a nod to the La Ferrari’s cockpit.

speed. The aerodynamic coefficient values delivered by the 812 Superfast are a significant improvement

The seats follow a diapason design language and

on those of the F12berlinetta. Mobile aero solu-

exploit that expansiveness to create an interplay of

tions, whether mechanically activated (active mobile

solids and voids that lend character to the seat and

aerodynamics) or activated by the pressure of the

backrest. The seats differ from and contrast with the

air itself (passive mobile aerodynamics), guarantee

rest of the interior surfaces, thanks to their perforated

very low drag values. To the side of the air intakes

leather trim which adds a sporty touch to the new styling. The steering wheel and its commands, the satellite pods on either side of it and the interplay of volumes and contrasting materials, combine to create an extreme cockpit in which all of the various elements are angled towards the all-important driver, around whom the volumes curve to highlight his role.

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BE

BEAUTIFUL SEXY... CONFIDENT


B E AUT Y & H E A LTH / M A K E U P

TEXT: PAOLA VELA / PHOTO BY: STOCK

SKIN CARE E very bride wants to look their

The next step is to get routine facials, because

best on their wedding day; and

even though you are doing as much as you can

having a beautiful skin is essen-

for your face, it will only go so far. The secret to ce-

tial to looking and feeling your

lebrity skin is to get one of the many procedures

best on that special day. The face

and facials that are available in the months prior

is what all your guests will be looking at in

to your wedding. Be sure to talk to an esthetician,

order to witness the rollercoaster of emotions

to see what facials will best benefit the needs of

that you will be projecting while the ceremony

your skin.

and celebration progresses. So what can you do to put your best face forward?

Lastly, you should always stick to a good diet. Many experts believe there is a correlation be-

First, it is crucial to visit a dermatologist in order

tween what you eat, and how your skin looks. As

to find the best way to tackle your skin problems.

the saying goes, ‘you are what you eat!’ Stick to

If you have never visited one, it is a great time to

a diet that contains many antioxidants that will

start in order to treat any imperfections you may

benefit your skin and give it that natural glow.

not be comfortable with. It is important to make an appointment as early on as possible in order

Experts recommend taking vitamin c, which helps

to get the best results. Skin improvements take

to slow down the aging process on your skin, and

time; therefore, you have to plan ahead.

diminishes any dark spots and wrinkles you may have. Make sure to stay away from foods that are

The dermatologist will give you the best advice

high in sugars and fats, because they might produce

and together you will be able to come up with

acne and uneven skin texture.

a skincare regimen that best works for you. The key is being persistent even if you do not see a

Wearing the best skin you can will not only make

difference right away.

you feels beautiful, but it will give you the confi-

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TEXT & PHOTO BY: SEPHORA

RED LIPS

If you take your lips in rouge, keep the rest of your subtle makeup to create a statement.

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PINK LIPS

Line your lips and fill them, then apply your lipstick to ensure the color lasts longer.

TRENDY LIPS

Dare to break the rules and take your lips to the extreme.

NUDE LIPS

Apply a little lip gloss to the center of your lips after applying your lipstick, so your lips will look with volume.

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

N

o matter which treatment you pick, if done as a spa type, it will always be gratifying for both body and soul. Besides the specific benefits you get with these type of treatments, if you only introduce your-

self into the spa ambience will be enough to make you live a very pleasant and relaxing experience due to:

THE SPA MAGIC The music, scents, textures, of every treatment at the spa will nurture your mind and body transporting you into a state of complete peacefulness. The use of aromatic massage oils and lotions and the different types of massage therapies, will make you feel relaxed and revitalized. Your exfoliated skin will feel cleansed and hydrated, you will look and feel so refreshed that everyone will notice! These treatments are perfect for the couple to enjoy just a week before the wedding. But please make sure to choose those treatments that will be soothing to your skin without any risk of irritations.

WHAT OPTIONS DO YOU HAVE? One week spa program A week before your wedding spend 1 hour for at least 3 days to pamper yourselves with treatments such as, hydrotherapy, massages, body wraps, hot stones, reiki, facials, manual lymphatic drainage, Finnish bath or sauna, reflexology, body exfoliation, manicure, pedicure and waxing.

A 3 DAY STAY AT A SPA HOTEL These hotels offer a variety of options that may include accommodations, food, etc and any spa treatment of your choice. The interesting point here is that those spa programs include treatments that can be combined to maximize the results you are looking for. Here is what you may find: Ayurveda treatments: maintains peace of body, mind and soul.

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HOLISTIC: TO RESTORE YOUR ENERGY BALANCE.

The Spa at home

Purifying: to eliminate toxins, revitalize your mind and body, re-

Some companies are now offering this type of delivery service.

cover your positive attitude.

They take the spa to you home, the setting, the aromas, and ob-

WHAT’S NEW TODAY?

viously the specialists. This is a very good option if you want to

THE MOST DELIGHTFUL PART IS?

share either with your bridesmaids or your fiancĂŠ a day of face,

That during 72 hours your only goal will be: to rediscover your-

body and hair treatments, massages, therapies such as seaweed,

selves as a couple and get pampered.

chocolate, wine, and a pedicure and manicure for beautiful hands and feet.

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Venues | Decor | Linens | Lighting | Flowers

Our Details...

Your Style For the most memorable moment of your life.

1514 North Closner Blvd. Edinburg, Texas 78541. PH.:(956) 381.8090 allpartyrentals1@gmail.com


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CASA POLONIA Are you ready to book your next photo shoot at one of the most popular locations in the RGV?

CREDITS Photographer: Alaa & Brenda Marzouk MUA: Lety Villarreal Hairstylist: Paola GarZaFlorist Furniture: Ambiance Flowers & Rentals Model: Grecia Lopez Dress/Accessories: Sposa Mia Couture Coordinator: Guillermo Cruz (WHITE Bridal Magazine) Location: Casa Polonia 96

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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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WIN A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION* Casa Polonia resides in the rapidly growing city of Weslaco, Texas and we know you will absolutely fall in love with the ambiance that can only be experienced with us. 100 Laurel Dr. Weslaco, Texas, TX 78596. Call us at 956.463.4447 To reserve your spot before it's booked!

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LIVE YOUR DREAMS Whether planning a party, corporate gathering, lavish wedding or XV, we at ELEGANZA FLORAL DECO will stylize to your vision and dreams of your perfect event. We specialize in home decor for all things beautiful and Holidays. Let us make your memories last a lifetime.

CREDITS: PHOTOGRAPHY BY: JESSE GARCIA PHOTOGRAPHY | TUXEDO: JAMES & JAMES | WEDDING DRESS: BRIDES GALLERY BOUQUET: ARMANDO SENA V. | MODELS: ANGIE RODRIGUEZ, DANIEL RYAN, JONATHAN HESS, FERNANDO GARCÍA SANCHO MAKE UP: DAVID DAVILA LOCATION: EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON | COORDINATOR: GUILLERMO CRUZ

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GALAS | PARTIES | WEDDINGS | GORGEOUS EVENTS | WEDDING PLANNING FLORAL ACCENT DECOR | EXTRAORDINARY SERVICE

APPT ONLY. | (956) 578 3223 eleganzafloraldecoevents@gmail.com

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Gourmet | Drinks | Cakes

WHEN

IMPECCABLE

CRAFTMANSHIP

MEETS… PHOTOGRAPHY BY: ANAHI WEDDINGS PHOTOGRAPHY CAKE BY: CYNTHIA'S CAKES


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Serving South Texas & Beyond By Appointment Only PH: 956 · 381 · 0008 www.cynthiascakesllc.com

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PHOTO BY:ERIC SIERRA

CHRIS DICKENS The man behind the menus and the Europa culinary vision is Executive Chef Chris Dickens (C.E.C), a tireless researcher of flavor combinations who learned the craft of cooking at a very young age in his native Alabama. His culinary background developed through the years, thanks in big part to his personal interests, and also to his tenure at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, where he graduated with honors. Chris Dickens is a passionate chef, who wholeheartedly believes in putting the quality of the food he uses for his culinary creations, above everything else. And when it comes to a dining experience, the two most important things in Chef Dickens’ mind are: the origins of the ingredients and your complete satisfaction.

Enjoy, Chef Christopher Dickens

“Our menu follows seasons, not trends”! When the product is at peak of perfection, that’s when we serve it to our guests.

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PRIVATE PARTIES. The private dining rooms were carefully designed to accommodate your guests in an exciting and engaging atmosphere allowing for the perfect sit down dinner, cocktail party, or reception. Discover a place where the art of dining meets the joy of entertainment. Give your guests an unforgettable experience from the moment they step out of their car, to when they decide to call it a night. At Europa, we have carefully crafted every detail of our private rooms so you can bring your events to life in most stylish way.

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RESERVATIONS To inquire about private parties or reserve a private room: Please email us at events@europacuisine.com. To reserve a bowling lane: Please call us at (956) 225-0920 (toll-free at 1-844-EUROPA-0). For lunch or dinner reservations: Please call us at (956) 225-0920 (toll-free at 1-844-EUROPA-0) or send an email toreservations@europacuisine.com. Also, feel free use OpenTable for your individual reservations needs.

Visit Us: 5112 W. Expressway 83, McAllen, Texas 78501 Call Us: (956) 225-0920 or toll-free at 1-844-EUROPA-0 or 1-844-387-6720 Email Us: info@europacuisine.com

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5for Your ideas 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

or prominently placed on its own tier, add-

Instead of making your cake pop by add-

ing your monogram is a sweet, sentimen-

ing vibrant colors, add visual interest by

tal touch.

choosing offbeat shapes for a white or ivory cake. This strikes the perfect balance

ADDING COLOR THROUGH OMBRÉ

between traditional and modern.

Don't want to commit to a bold-hued cake? Try ombré instead to add a touch of

BLING

color.

Add a little sparkle to your sweet confection with cake jewelry. Paired with pearl-

LACE ACCENTS

ized fondant, this gives your cake such a

More and more bakers are asking to see

modern, glamorous feel.

photos of the wedding dress, and with good reason — they're replicating the lace

MONOGRAMS

details, the intricate appliqués, and the

Monogram cake toppers have been popu-

delicate beading on elements of the cake.

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Honeymoon | Destinations Weddings

MAKEDestination YOURHinduSTYLISH UNIQUELY wedding at the Caribbean...


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N

o doubt the Hindu weddings

Sikhs and Gujarati, who seek to find the ideal

in addition to being one of the

place to carry out their wedding. The year-on-

most important moments in life

year growth of Hindu weddings in these 2 desti-

as a couple, they are celebrations

nations has been between 30% to 50%, as they

full of symbolism, color and sa-

are destinations that provide all the facilities to

cred rituals that represent the union not only be-

celebrate a Hindu wedding and cover with the

tween boyfriend and girlfriend, but also the union

important aspects of each of them.

between 2 families. Knowing the importance and delicacy of Hindu weddings are unique thanks to the ritu-

Hindu weddings and considering this growth,

als that compose each ceremony, which have

service providers focused on the wedding seg-

passed from generation to generation for more

ment have turned their eyes to this market to

than 40 centuries. Hindu weddings have several

offer their services. Cancun & Riviera Maya

days of celebration in which it represents the sa-

have everything you need to be able to host

cred trust between the bride and groom and give

a Hindu wedding and receive all the guests of

a teaching to manage their future life in com-

the wedding, who play one of the most impor-

mon, fulfilling a series of religious goals, cultural

tant roles in this celebration.

and create an offspring among other important aspects.

The service providers for weddings have taken this kind of wedding so seriously that more than

Since 2010 Cancun & Riviera Maya have wit-

50 companies (wedding planners, hotels, make-

nessed more than 15000 Hindu weddings, to

up artists, decoration, mehndi, additional ser-

these destinations come Hindu couples mainly

vices) have been certified under the South Asian

from USA and Canada of religions; Punjabis,

Wedding Institute (SAWI).

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TR AVEL / DESTINATIONS WEDDINGS SAWI is the first international organization dedicated to professionally train members of the wedding industry to cater professionally to Hindu weddings. This certification in addition to being endorsed by SAWI, also carries the support of the Embassy of India in Mexico as well as the Office of Visitors and conventions of Cancun. Cancun & La Riviera Maya are perfect scenarios for these celebrations, as they have an exceptional hotel offer. All-inclusive resorts are the preferred ones to be host of the wedding. Since considering that they have 3 days of celebration, these resorts cover with all the details of each one of the celebrations providing the specialized service for each ceremony as well as the service of accommodation, food and drinks. Cancun & Riviera Maya are the perfect destination to celebrate a Hindu wedding, with the Caribbean Sea as a witness, the spectacular sunsets and the quality of service in the resorts, locations and suppliers. Do not forget to consider these destinations as an option for your wedding and make this great moment an unforgettable experience!

The amount of professional services and the options that the bride and groom can find are impressive. Services so personalized that cover with each of the special moments sticking to their customs and their celebration. Specialized providers in the services of: · Certified Wedding Planners · Photography & Video  · Makeup professional  · Henna artist (Mehndi)  · Baraat (horse and luxury cars)  · Bride's Entrance (Doli)  · Ministers for weddings Sikh and Punjabi  · Decoration for ceremony (MANDAP) · Music for ceremony  · Decoration for banquet  · Audio and lighting  · DJ specialized in music Hindi  · Cake (Mapping)  · Traditional Hindu dress (Saris)  · Among other additional services

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LOST IN THE SEA We were like others: living without reason, breathing just because, and walking out of our paths... we were lost. But the world is wise, when we were able to feel the grounds by our bare feet; we were able to find the path of our own destiny. Mother earth put us together in the sea and we found each other and paradoxically we got lost again, but lost together, lost in the sea.

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Home | Registry | Interior | Garden

WEDDING REGISTRY

is everything you need to start your life together ...


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Gifts for the Bride & Groom from Is a local family owned gift store small business established in 1972. We have two stores located in McAllen and Harlingen, Texas. Quips 'N' Quotes offers "50,000 things to make somebody happy" - our motto! We strive to provide our customers with the best of Texas hospitality yearlong. We offer an exceptional large selection of fine gifts including Vera Bradley, Demdaco, Jim Shore, Hallmark, YETI, Yellowbox shoes, Cross Pens, Melissa & Doug Toys, Precious Moments, Lizzy James Jewelry, DaVinci Beads, Hello Kitty, Swarovski and Godiva.

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CELEBRATE YOUR SPECIAL DAY WITH LOVE AND STYLE. KEEPSAKES THEY WILL ALWAYS TREASURE... Select from traditional, whimsical, modern and several other available designs for your wedding day. Plus, receive a FREE $25.00 gift card for an invitation order of $200.00 or more.

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Weddings | Engagements | Events

You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world. ~ David Levesque


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SOCIETY / ENGAGEMENTS

JESSICA ARMANDO

M

y love story has truly been magical and beyond ideal. Armando and I met 4 years ago but didn't start dating until 2 years later.

This October 2017 we will say yes to the most important event in our lives. This relationship has truly been a blessing, not only did I find the man that truly and genuinely loves me, but the man that I admire for his tenacity to accomplish his dreams. He brings out the best in me and supports my dreams and goals unconditionally.  We have been blessed with our beautiful families and now we are ready to begin a journey together under God's blessing. Our fairytale started in Dominican Republic when he asked me to be his girlfriend, 16 months laterhe proposed in the beautiful country of Brazil, and now we are ready to begin this new chapter marrying in the wonderful city where I grew up, McAllen, Texas. We pray to be a loving and caring couple that will one day encourage others to have their happily ever after in a blessed marriage

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osted an open house event last month, opening its doors to family and friends on Thursday, July 13th. The company provides the best flowers, event decor, and in-

vitations in The Rio Grande Valley. From romantic elegance to celestial vibes, they have what you’re looking for: their team will take your vision, give you great advice, and create the perfect ambiance. Searching for the best flowers and decor? Visit their new Showroom located in 1305 Pecan Blvd, McAllen, TX.Â

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On Thursday July 20th, White Bridal San Antonio celebrated their first edition launch party at The Dominion Country Club. The exclusive cocktail was hosted by The Dominion , where everyone enjoyed drinks and a very special dinner . Reese Events Group decorated and created a luxury atmosphere . Our guests showed their support , and together they welcomed the modern wedding magazine...

We thank The Dominion Country Club and Reese Events Group for making this night magical ....

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