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COVER: Photo: Jvdas Berra Styling & Art Direction: Alonso Rivero Model: Anna Bertulite @ WANTED Model Management M&H: Aracely Zarate, Ángel Moncada Production: Monica Jimenez Assistant: Pascal Díaz, Florenca Speroni, Nadia García Video: Heiko Bothe Dress: Vero Díaz Producer: Andrés SaavedraWe always love out the best of

ART & GRAPHIC DESIGN: Sofía Malacara Muciño Ernesto Cruz Guillermo Cruz CONTRIBUTORS PHOTOGRAFERS: Jvdas Berra, Eric Sierra Photography, Alejandro Quintanilla, Julio Gonzalez, Alaa Marzouk, The Wystudio, Jay Caballero Wedding Photography, Anahí Weddings, Filmory Photography, Expose The Heart Photography, Joel Barba Photography, JLara Photography, Annete Miguel Photography and Videography, Dos Kiwis Photography

WHITE BRIDAL Welcome to the first print edition of WHITE BRIDAL. Two years ago I was just beginning to dream about this day, much like many or you are dreaming about a certain day in your own near future. The past 5 years have led us through a world of growth and change as we’ve navigate new trends and fallen more deeply in love with the art of sharing love stories. All of our careful preparation and planning has brought us to this place: a brand new magazine devoted to authentic, original representations of love and the celebrations that company it. And we hope these change inspire you own stylish chic wedding party. We would like to give our eternal gratitude to all of our colleagues and friends that have offered their support and participation on this project. It has given us considerable joy to work with all of the amazing places, brands and personalities; and to have the opportunity to showcase their fascinating stories, accomplishments and talents has made offering the absolute best in this edition that much easier. Dear customers and friends, We THANK YOU for giving us your trust and support. It has given life to our publication. It has inspired us to continue to provide an outlet for your imagination and a guiding hand for your occasions. Dear Brides, We recognize that a wedding is one of the most important events in your life, for that reason in this issue; we’ve also created another inspiration guide called WHITE BRIDAL WEDDING PLANNER. This guide is a full of unique, beautiful and clever details from a variety of local weddings. This visual fest will surely get your creative wedding juices flowing and inspired you to dream up some fabulous ideas for your wedding. We hope you enjoy this issue and when it comes time for your big day, you will not only be inspired by our first issue, but also use it as a planning resource when selecting the vendors that will help your wedding dreams come true. It’s our dream that you enjoy this beautiful publication as much as we enjoyed creating for you. Congratulations on your engagement, as well as the start of your new life together.

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Guillermo Cruz.

A special thank you to all or contributors who made this first issue of WHITE BRIDAL so wonderful! ROBERT MARTINEZ, SUSANA ROSSER, BLANCA GONZALES, ITO DEUTSCH, GLAFIRO Y ESMERALDA VALLE, JAIME GUTIERREZ, CYNTHIA EBROM, BRENDA GUERRA, JULIO GONZALEZ, ERIC SIERRA, JAY & LUPITA CABALLERO, MARISELA & CARLOS SALINAS, ANAYANCY GARZA, VILMA FRAYRE, ERIKA MENDOZA, MYRNA GOMEZ, AMALIA MARTINEZ, JUDITH CORNEJO, LESVYA CARDENAS, BELEM VILLANUEVA, DANY RIUPEREZ, MAGALY GISEL, ANETTE & MIGUEL CAVAZOS, TANIA GARCIA, EDGAR & ANAHI NAVARRO, ORLANDO & PALOMA GALINDO, ERICA CASTILLO, ALAA & BRENDA LEE MARZOUK, OLIVIA CASTELLANOS, GASPAR VILLARREAL, JANETTE DIAZ, CLARA ZEPEDA-LOERA, MARCO LEOS, ALEJANDRO QUINTANILLA, VICTORIA ACOSTA-RUBIO, PILAR REYES.

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WHITE BRIDAL is a registered mark of CONCEPTOS GRAFICOS LLS. The unauthorized use of the trademark is strictly prohibited. The information in this publication is believed to be accurate, however, WHITE BRIDAL cannot and does not guarantee its accuracy. WHITE BRIDAL cannot and will not be held liable for the quality or performance of services provided by advertisers or any other portion of this publication. WHITE BRIDAL is printing in México.


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SPOSA MIA COUTURE theeasiest easiestthing thingever. ever. isisthe CREDITS By: White Bridal Co-writer: Jackeline Salazar Photo: Luis Bazan Portrait Design. Location Photo: Eric Sierra

DR E SS SHO PPI N G S ECR E T S • A-line dresses are flattering to almost all body types • Wedding dresses don't have to be white. Cream, Blush and even Gold color wedding dresses are in style and look better on most skin tones than white. • Most wedding dresses have great inner structure; cups, boning and corsettes are already sewn in. So, there is no need to wear a girdle underneath, wearing one can make the body look bulky.

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Bringing a large group with you to shop for your wedding dress is not recommended. We advice you keep this special moment intimate. Choose one or two close friends and family members to be your support group. Things can get confusing with too many people and too many opinions flying around. This can be avoided by keeping your group small.

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Establish the maximum amount you're willing to spend on your wedding dress and stick to it. By setting a budget you can avoid falling in love with a dress that is beyond your means. Also, if you think mom or someone else is buying or helping you with the cost, it's a good idea to ask before shopping.


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As soon as your significant other pops the question, it's go time! The average time to produce a gown is 6-9 months. Order your dress with enough time for fittings, alterations and bridal portraits. If your time frame is shorter than 6-9 months, most designers offer a rush delivery for an extra charge.

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Perhaps you thought that an A-line strapless dress was the safe bet only to discover that you look fabulous in a fitted silhouette. Don't be discouraged by dashed expectations, go in with an open mind and try on a variety of styles, by doing so we guarantee you'll find your dream dress in no time! Â

Despite what reality TV shows lead you to believe, every bride doesn't cry when they find their dress, and that's OK. Don't let the absence of tears make you think it's a sign that you don't absolutely love the dress you're in.

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07 S OME T IMES T H E FIR S T D R ESS IS " T H E ONE " Shopping for a wedding dress doesn't always require countless tryons. Sometimes it really is love at first sight. There's nothing wrong with finding "the one" right away.

08 D R ESS U P It might be difficult to imagine yourself walking down the aisle if you're trying on dresses with post-yoga hair and no makeup. You don't need to look your Sunday best, but a spot of mascara and your hair styled in the way you're thinking of wearing it on the "big day" could make all the difference when you're envisioning the entire look.

09 GOW NS R U N S MA L L Wedding dress sizes run small, usually you go up 2 sizes than you’re used to.

10 H AV E FU N Wedding dress shopping should be a fun and memorable experience. Enjoy the journey of finding your dream dress.

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Sherbet silk organza floral printed bridal ball gown, jewel neckline front and back, dropped waist, side gathered pickup skirt layered with horsehair trimmed tulle, chapel train. Also available in Solid Ivory.

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SHOWS ROMANTIC FLORAL Wedding Dresses for Spring 2016 Collection by

The brand's collections are known for their romanticized look, and Lazaro's Spring 2016 collection is no exception. The beautiful lace appliquÊs and lavish tulle skirts are seen on many of the wedding dresses, such as the first cream-colored gown in the lineup with an illusion lace neckline and classic A-line silhouette. Another favorite? The finale wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline and dreamy watercolor-inspired florals on the bodice and skirt. Love these looks? Shop Lazaro wedding dresses that are available right now in Sposa Mia Couture.

Sposa Mia Couture 912 N 10th St. McAllen, Tx. 78501 PH: (956) 683 8740 www.sposamia.com

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Blush textured fit to flare bridal gown, strapless sweetheart neckline, beaded Chantilly lace elongated bodice with thin satin ribbon at natural waist, ruffled organza skirt, chapel train. Also available in Ivory.

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Sherbet tulle bridal ball gown, ruched sweetheart bodice with beaded shoulder strap, keyhole back, ombre jeweled band at natural waist, tulle skirt trimmed with horsehair, chapel train.

Ivory beaded and embroidered net slip bridal gown over cashmere chiffon, V neckline front and back, horsehair accent at hem, chapel train. Also available in Ivory/Ivory.

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Champagne tulle bridal ball gown, ivory/gold alencon lace shear appliquĂŠd bodice, metallic leaf trim at natural waist, circular tulle skirt accented with lace appliques, hemline finished with horsehair, chapel train. Also available in Ivory/Silver.

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Ivory silk organza floral embroidered bridal ball gown, strapless sweetheart neckline, satin ribbon at natural waist, tiered tulle and organza skirt trimmed with horsehair, chapel train. Available in Ivory.

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Champagne tulle bridal ball gown, strapless sweetheart neckline, pearl and rhinestone encrusted bodice, natural waist, circular tulle skirt with layered horsehair, chapel train. Also available in Ivory.

Ivory venise lace trumpet bridal gown over cashmere chiffon, V neckline with high back, natural white stone belt at waist sold separately, chapel train. Belt sold separately. Also available in Ivory/Ivory.

Sposa Mia Couture 912 N 10th St. McAllen, Tx. 78501 PH: (956) 683 8740 www.sposamia.com

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Ivory venise lace trumpet bridal gown, V neckline front and back, shear appliqued bodice, cut out side panels on skirt, chapel train. Available in Ivory.

Ivory crepe trumpet bridal gown with organza textured skirt, strapless sweetheart neckline, shear corseted Chantilly lace bodice, natural waist, crepe skirt finished with layered ruffled organza, chapel train. Available in Ivory.

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EXCEPTIONAL BRIDESMAID DRESSES From your dress to every little dressed-up detail, this is where the party starts. DRESSES


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Find a stilist and affordable suits and tuxes in

Modern, Classic, Expressive, infinite fits and fabrics for inspiration. With these tuxedos, think bold colors and fun patterns to express your personality. 710 North 10Th St. McAllen, Tx. (956) 971-0889 www.jamestuxedos.com

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All is possible at Sky Tower Club where dreams come true.

Sitting atop the Chase/Neuhaus Tower is Sky Tower Club is an exclusive venue that will cater to your every need.   It begins with your ride up the elevator to the iconic 17th floor and only open for you.  Once you enter, our walls will provide the perfect canvas for your unique occasion.  Need inspiration for decoration?  We can help and walk you through it.  The expansive open layout perfectly harmonizes the timeless modern space with a dash of rustic feel.   The tall windows provide sweeping cinematic views of the city.  Our beautiful hard wood and granite bar sets the perfect atmosphere to keep your guests hydrated.  This location has a history of many celebrations filled with joy and laughter.  Sky Tower Club wants the opportunity to help you create your own priceless memories. Celebrate the past, present and future surrounded by the incomparable view.  All is possible at Sky Tower Club where dreams come true. Perfect for any occasion; including weddings, quinceañera, Christmas parties, conferences, meetings, trainings, fashion shows, milestone celebrations, baby shower, engagement parties, bridal shower, etc. CREDITS By: White Bridal Photo: Eric Sierra

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18K – White Gold and Diamond Engagement Ring

18KW –3.59 grams 54D .31 Diamond Total Weight

18KW – 3.10 grams 46D .34 Diamond Total Weight

18K – Diamond, Sapphire

18KW – Diamond, Sapphire

18KW – 2.62 grams 38D .28 Diamond Total Weight

18KW –2.50 grams 16D .37 Diamond Total Weight

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At Deutsch & Deutsch we know that you can't determine the quality and beauty of a diamond just by looking at the 4Cs. We believe that the best way to choose your diamond is to see it up close and in person, under a microscope and different lighting environments. See your ring down there? If it’s any indication of your wedding style, here’s what might be in store.

18KW 3.22 grams 16D .37 Diamond Total Weight RINGS


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BeautifulCakes by Cynthia Ebrom. .

Cynthia’s Cakes brings elegance, taste and creativity together to make your wedding cake a lasting impression and delicious memory. An extensive variety of techniques and mediums to work with to create and inspire the perfect sweet centerpiece for your very special wedding.

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•The modern bride now has an endless choice of shape, finish, flavor, and decoration limited only by creativity, imagination and budget. •Inspired by the floral arrangements, color palette, linen or china patterns and are definitely becoming the edible extension of the wedding decorations. •Soft pastel, feminine pinks, winter-whites, turquoise, creamy peach, and dark chocolate are making a comeback.

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Life is Sweet Photo by Eric Sierra Let Got it covered make your next event a memorable one. We can help you with all your candy bar needs. We want to provide the right items to serve as a delicious and beautifully presented candy bar that your guests will enjoy and rave about. Stunning tables, combining exquisite desserts, candies and seasonal fruits set on long tables dressed in elegant linens, with bountiful, beautifully presented sweet and salty treats set atop gleaming silver trays. We are experts in helping you to create timeless, elegant candy bars with berries, pastries and desserts laid out to please you and your guests.

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and view amazing ideas Visit our and inspiration for your own candy Bar table. 4900 W Expressway 83, Suite 202 Mission, TX .: (956) 240 - 6897 By Appointment Only

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should be everything you are! Photo by Eric Sierra Fresh Flowers by Erika Mendoza, is a premier wedding design firm. We provide the most creative and dedicated staff that blend traditional and contemporary elements to create the wedding or event of your dreams. Our mission is to ensure premiere customization of each wedding or event, treated as a “one of a kind.” From design, planning, floral and decor, Fresh Flowers takes each event up the ante. Our main goal is to leave you stress free and help you enjoy your special event.

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Why should you consider Rancho La Pergola as a potential venue for one of the most important days of your life?

“Because, Rancho La Pergola is truly a glorious and dare we say magical place to wed �. OUTDOOR VENUES


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As you enter the twenty-five acre property through its own private winding road, you will be captured by the charm of nature that comes from beautiful mature trees making it a magical setting. Rancho La PĂŠrgola offers a fully furnished 1952, colonial style home with hardwood and natural stone floors, beautifully painted walls, a chimney, a bar, full island kitchen, social area, and four restrooms. It has an outdoor swimming pool with a waterfall, gazebos, and acres of manicured greens. The master bedroom has an extra spacious dressing/make-up room for the special bride or quinceaĂąera with a full body mirror and ample room to accommodate your hairdresser or make-up artist. Photo By: Edith Saldana Photography

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Rancho La PĂŠrgola is a beautiful, peaceful and private estate that stands in the outskirts of San Benito, perfect for any special occasion. Our aspiration is providing a memorable experience for you and your honored guests. It is through flawless planning, thoughtful attention to detail and creativity that we are able to craft an atmosphere unique to each individual. Whether you are planning for your wedding, birthday, or corporate event, Rancho La PĂŠrgola is able to accommodate all your needs.

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• An inviting Ambiance for Intimate Receptions of 20 to 100 guests • Indoor/Outdoor Banquet Spaces • Open 5 days a Week for tours • Elegant Charm in Peaceful Surroundings • Perfect for Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Bridal Showers and Engagements Events

Contact our Expert staff to set up a site visit today. 26867 N. SAM HOUSTON BLVD. SAN BENITO, TX. (956) 534 1962

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The inspiration come wherever I go… everything, everywhere.

“If you are not willing to risk the usual you have to settle for the ordinary” Jim Rohn

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The Table With Susana Rosser Because the client is unique the event should be too. At Dream Weddings we understand that they are infinite designs, styles, visions and very important  budgets. Throughout our design process we will discover the elements to bring the client vision to life. Dream Weddings  strive to make each event different and memorable, we take our time first listening what is the vision they have for the Big Day!. Later we put a proposal for their review most of the time they make some small changes. Next, when the contract is signed we are ready to put together all the elements and create a Dream Wedding!

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Photo By JAY CABALLERO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

5 Tips to choose the perfect setting: 1.- Don’t wait until the last minute, maybe your choice of linens has been rented out. 2.- Know what you need quantity, size and shape of tables. 3.- Compare apples to apples (quality, service and reputation). 4.- Understand all cost delivery, set up and breakdown, replacement cost on missing or damage items. 5.- ask for a swatch if possible.

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Dream Weddings by All Party Rentals 1514 North Closner Blvd. Edinburg, Texas 78541 (956) 381.8090 www.allpartyrentals.com


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Photo By JAY CABALLERO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

My favorite detail in a wedding is the Elegance!! Never overdo it less is better.

THE INSPIRED TEAM VENUE: Rancho La Pérgola, PHOTOGRAPHERS: Jay Caballero & Alejandro Quintanilla: EVENT DESIGNERS: Susana Rosser, Ana Garza, Vilma FraIre, RENTALS & LINENS: Dream Weddings by All Party Rentals, FLORIST: Vilma FraIre by Frayancy Exclusive Creations.

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Dream Weddings by All Party Rentals is the leading rental company of specialty table linens, chair covers, tabletops, decorative pipe & drape, chandeliers, charger plates, lounge furniture, tables & chairs here in the Rio Grande Valley. Ther designs have been featured in Grace Osmonde Wedding Magazine, The Knot, My Fair Wedding with David Tutera, Style me Pretty and MTV sweet XV Dream Weddings will work with your florist, coordinator and other vendors to arrange and preview of your entire table set up.

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Patterns & Texture

Textured linens add a Special touch to any Event

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THE INSPIRED TEAM VENUE: Rancho La Pérgola, PHOTOGRAPHERS: Jay Caballero & Alejandro Quintanilla: EVENT DESIGNERS: Susana Rosser, Ana Garza, Vilma FraIre, RENTALS & LINENS: Dream Weddings by All Party Rentals, FLORIST: Vilma FraIre by Frayancy Exclusive Creations.

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DreamWeddings AllPartyRentals.com

Whether your taste is classic or contemporary, Dream Weddings offer elegance and sophisticated linen and rentals service, to create the wedding of your dreams. Every nuance will be attended to, leaving you free to revel in the joy of the celebration. Susana Rosser, will help you choose the perfect linen for your wedding, that reflects your unique style and personality. Dream Weddings by All Party Rentals 1514 North Closner Blvd. Edinburg, Texas 78541 (956) 381.8090 www.allpartyrentals.com OUTDOOR VENUES


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CREDITS VENUE: Rancho La Pérgola. PHOTOGRAPHERS: Jay Caballero & Alejandro Quintanilla. EVENT DESIGNERS: Susana Rosser, Ana Garza, Vilma FraIre. RENTALS & LINENS: Dream Weddings by All Party Rentals. FLORIST: Vilma FraIre by Frayancy Exclusive Creations.

AN EXPRESSION OF LOVE COMMINTMENT Floral designs by Frayancy make of your event a unique and original dream come true.

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Beauty atmosphere can be created; flowers are also used to tie in the colors and theme of their weddings.

Exclusive creations for any occasion.

CREDITS VENUE: Rancho La Pérgola. PHOTOGRAPHERS: Jay Caballero & Alejandro Quintanilla. EVENT DESIGNERS: Susana Rosser, Ana Garza, Vilma FraIre. RENTALS & LINENS: Dream Weddings by All Party Rentals. FLORIST: Vilma FraIre by Frayancy

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Vilma Fraire (Floral Designer) | (956) 525-3038 Frairedelfierro@hotmail.com

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he Venue is going to be the most important factor in making your dream a reality. And once booked, the amenities, décor and atmosphere of the venue will form the basis of the style of wedding you’re going to have. So choosing the venue is something you should take time over and considerer carefully. Let me tell you why I LOVE to have wedding receptions at Villa de Palmas Garden & Spa. I LOVE every story that the bride and groom sit and tell me. It’s my favorite part of this job!! I love stories, yet when it involves two people in love it always seems more beautiful from so many perspectives. Usually they come to my venue and go do a walk around the villa, it is then when they come to my office and say they love the venue, I simply answer with that I myself love nature. I LOVE Villa de Palmas Gardens & Spa, because is a gorgeous outdoor venue very versatile and can be dressed in most decorative themes with a rustic or modern vibe. Get married under the stars in their beautiful garden and turn your ideas into realty. PhotO by: Jay caballero Wedding phohotographer

Olivia Castellanos I Love to have wedding receptions at Villa de Palmas Garden & Spa”.

I LOVE to see that a bride leaves, is pictures of their memorable moments at my venue, which alone allows me to know they are satisfied with what Villa de Palmas offers”. If you and your honey are planning to rent an outdoor, think about number of your guests. This will ensure there is ample space as to how you plan and situate your ceremony or reception. I recommend allowing space per guest. That may seem like a lot, but it is not if you count the space you will need for the tables, bustling waiters, the band, the dance floor, everything. We can create your perfect day and I LOVE that!!

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"Imagine exchanging vows, and the magic of that first kiss, under the boughs of a majestic Palms tree on a summer’s afternoon..."


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“THE ESSENCE OF LUXURY for your special event”

GASPAR VILLARREAL Wedding Planner

Let me create the wedding you’ve always dream of…

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our wedding is one of the most important events of your life. I can offer complete wedding planning services at the location of your choice, for a wedding celebration that is both seamless and spectacular. I have the resources and expertise to bring your dream wedding to life. Call me today and let me to bring your vision to life.

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Welcome to CASA LOS EBANOS... for Storybook WeddingsÂ

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ith spacious lawns beside a lake, an outdoor dance pavilion surrounded by palms and ferns, and access to a beautiful home, Casa Los Ebanos is the perfect place to create your dream wedding ceremony and reception. Built in 1937, the home has an elegant living room furnished with antiques and oriental rugs, a light-filled garden room with floor to ceiling windows, a formal dining room, and a book-lined study. The upstairs is reserved for the wedding party and has a very spacious bride's room plus two smaller bedrooms for dressing. Should there be food service inside, your caterer may use the house kitchen. Outside, adjacent to the dance pavilion, are a food preparation area and additional restrooms.

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W ED DING PACKAG E • All day use of house and grounds until midnight • Additional hour for breakdown • 3 beautiful rooms for bridal party to dress • Dance pavilion with food prep area and restrooms • 13 sixty inch round tables and chairs for 104 guests • 10 rectangular tables for cake, bar, bride and groom, etc. • Golf cart and driver to transport guests to and from parking area • Security for cars in parking area and help with parking • One hour for rehearsal • Photo sessions with your photographer by appointment • Onsite manager day and night of wedding CUSTOM WEDD I N G S At Casa Los Ebanos you may customize your wedding to fit your dreams and budget by choosing your own vendors to provide additional tables and chairs, catering, decorations, linens, flowers, cake, etc. We have hosted hundreds of events during 14 years in business and can help you by making recommendations. Choosing your own vendors allows you to design a wedding that meets all your needs and desires.

Casa Los Ebanos is the perfect intimate setting for your wedding and reception. Indoors, we have space for up 70 guests with formal seating. For stand-up receptions, there is room for up to 125 guests inside. Outdoors, our beautiful grounds can accommodate up to 250 guests. R EQ U ES T INFOR MAT IO N  For information on prices, our package, and date availability, please email us at info@casalosebanos.com or fill out the Questionnaire. We will answer promptly.   We work by appointment only, but it is easy to make an appointment to visit and find out why Casa Los Ebanos is so special. We look forward to hearing from you and having the opportunity to introduce you to this unique property Casa Los Ebanos 27715 State Highway 100 Los Fresnos, TX 78566 · Between Harlingen & Brownsville Phone: 956-399-9097   Email: info@casalosebanos.com

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Clara Zepeda – Loera Wedding and Event Coordinador

photo by Anahi Weddings Photography / VENUE: CASA LOS EBANOS

“I believe that to be a successful wedding and event coordinator, you have to truly enjoy working hard, know how to be the problem solver, be a talented organizer and planner and appreciate the people you’re working with”. “I enjoy working at Casa los Ebanos. The property is gorgeous, always well maintained, and unique”. Tell us a bit about yourself and your company. At a young age, I discovered an interest in planning and organizing. I loved planning activities to do at our families’ annual Christmas party. It was in my early 20’s that I fell in love with the idea of planning a wedding for someone. After completing the ACPWC (Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants) training in 2007, I realized that this was what made me happy, planning weddings and events. How did you get into wedding planning? By a leap of faith! Naturally, I was an organizer, a planner, someone who could “pull things together”. I believe I was a planner all along! An opportunity came my way the summer of 2009 to begin professionally wedding/event planning, but was short lived. Then, in the winter of 2009, that opportunity reappeared. That was when I made my decision to make wedding/event planning my career. I made my decision like I make most; I jumped into it...I tool that leap of faith! What’s your favorite part of the job? My favorite part of the job is being the problem solver, the decision maker, the mediator. I feel a sense of accomplishment when I present a solution to a problem or decide to jump into Plan B on a rainy day or when I’ve suggested a compromise to a disagreement between clients. What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned and would pass along to other new wedding planners just getting started? Don’t judge a book by its cover! What are your hobbies or non-work-related activities? I enjoy cooking and trying out new recipes. It is a challenge to make time to do that, but when I can, I enjoy cooking! Any great stories from working with a client? Yes, I’ve got lots of great stories. Stay tuned! I plan to write a book about them one day. What is your current favorite color combination? Deep, rich, bold colors are my favorite color combination at the time. I like berry, navy, grey and hunter green. OUTDOOR VENUES


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Are there any trends that you absolutely love or would love to see brides leave behind? Yes, rustic chic! See ya later burlap and lace. What tips or advice can you give to couples who are in the midst of planning? Stay focused on the task...you’re wedding, the unity of two becoming one. Forget what others think and say. Forget the etiquette books. You will not please everyone! It is your wedding, so do what the two of you would like, and what makes you both happy. Don’t stress the little things because something you’ve stressed over and worked so hard on will not be appreciated by others. “I enjoy working at Casa los Ebanos. The property is gorgeous, always well maintained, and unique”. OUTDOOR VENUES


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Thalia & Eduardo

FOTOGRAPHED BY ALEJANDRO QUINTANILLA Makeup Artist: Mariana Santoscoy In a sunny day at the beach, Talia & Eduardo showed their true love. As a result, we were able to capture this emotion with an amazing photo shoot.. ENGAGEMENTS


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Amour Inconditionnel FOTOGRAPHED BY ALEJANDRO QUINTANILLA MakeUp: Hair: Gabriela Garcia

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Let It Happen FOTOGRAPHED BY ALEJANDRO QUINTANILLA Makeup Artist: Mariana Santoscoy

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Karla & Jose Luis

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Serenade To The Dawn FOTOGRAPHED BY ALEJANDRO QUINTANILLA

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Graciela & Héctor

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Cristine & Dereck PHOTOGRAPHED BY Alaa Marzouk

Beautiful Do It Yourself Wedding Shot this beautiful DIY wedding last week. It was an awesome experience working with these amazing people. The wedding was designed and crafted by Melissa Vanessa Guy.

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LIZETTE & TAD PHOTOGRAPHED BY Alaa Marzouk

happy month anniversary, my sweet love! 1 universe, 9 planets, 204 countries, 809 islands and 7 seas... And each day I am beyond thankful that God brought me to you and you to me! ENGAGEMENTS


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Karina & George The Perfect proposal! Photographer: Eric Sierra

It begins, unlike most stories, not when we first said hello to each other, or on one of the many busy Friday afternoons at the bank where George worked, but a whole year later that we knew there was more to us than a casual over the counter conversation. After several friendly, but short encounters at both of our work places, George came over to the restaurant I worked at that time on September 30th 2000. As I walked outside, there he was, standing in the parking lot holding a dozen of beautiful long stem red roses. He wished me a Happy 17th Birthday and we had our very first kiss. Never asking me if I wanted to be his girlfriendbut we were inseparable from that day on and knew we wanted to share our life together. Therefore, in May 2002 we took a road trip to Vegas and secretly vow to each other and moved in together upon our arrival. We shortly after decided to start a family and had our first son Ale ander March 2003 and then Matthew August 2006. George always knew that I dreamed of having a big wedding, but like every couple we had our ups and downs, both financially and as a couple. But our love, children and with

Gods guidance, our relationship overcame all obstacles, became stronger and kept us together all these years. Financial goals, priorities and drive for success had always set us back from spending on a wedding. Until one day Sep 2010, on our 10th year anniversary and my Birthday again, George surprised me with an intimate dinner with my family at Olive Garden he got down on one knee and finally officially proposed with a beautiful ring and I said Yes! Yet again, life’s unexpected turn of events made us wait. We then knew December 12, 2013 in an evening mass in Georges hometown Church in Mexico, that we truly wanted our marriage to be blessed by God. There, surrounded by our two boys and Georges entire family we picked out a date and promised to be married in that very same church! Now we are not only renewing those vowels we secretly said to one another over 15 years ago, but are receiving the blessing of Jesus Christ, family and friends on December 17th 2015 and we can’t wait to share all the details with you.. To Be Continued....

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Victoria & Juan Carlos Two Halves of the Same Soul Joined Together in Life’s Journey Photographed by Expose The Heart Photography

You never know where you are going to meet your soulmate and it may catch you by surprise. Juan Carlos and Victoria can speak to that very well. In today’s modern times, social media has changed the way people interact and these two are a perfect example. “We had a mutual friend who posted a picture with me on Facebook, Juan Carlos tells me he thought I was the most beautiful girl he had ever seen and wanted to get to know me and so believe it or not, our incredible love story started with a simple friend request,” says Victoria. A few months later Victoria, a TV Journalist, was working on a medical special report and posted pictures online while shooting the health piece. Juan Carlos, a medical doctor himself was intrigued as it is his field and used it as the perfect excuse to start substantial conversation. “Because of his work I knew he could contribute to my television report and of course it didn’t hurt that he was super cute!” She giggles. Victoria and Juan Carlos immediately felt they had known each other for all of their lives. Shortly after, they were texting, talking on the phone for hours, sending each other video messages. The couple says they understood each other very well sharing similar values and life stories. Victoria is originally from Venezuela and Juan Carlos is from Mexico, and so they also found their cultures blended together quite nicely. At first, their relationship was long distance. Victoria lived in Houston while Juan Carlos finished his last year of Internal Medicine residency at Texas Tech University. “When he started coming to Houston, for one of our first dates we went dancing. Oh boy! We danced the night away to all Latin rhythms we love like salsa, cumbia and merengue. It felt so right for the both of us,” Victoria reminisces.

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annail & rene

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t was December 24, 2014, he knows me so well that he united my family, his family, and our closest friends. I remember that I didn’t think anything was out of the ordinary, to me it was a normal Christmas Eve at my parents’ house full of our love ones. Music started playing everyone stood up to dance and Rene ask me to dance, all of a sudden the song Rene has dedicated to me even before we were together started playing. Slowly everyone sat down and only Rene and I were dancing. When the song was coming to an end he turn me and he kneeled in one knee. I couldn’t believe it I covered my face with my hands, when I uncovered my face he said, “Will you marry me” Of course I said YES! He knew that our love ones had to be part of such a special day to us. Every single person that was part of that day have been witnesses of our love, I wouldn’t have want it any other way but to make them part of our special day. Saying Yes to my love has been one of the best things I have done. You and me forever.

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Cristina & Eric Forever Love

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memories. One in particular, the moment I fell in love with him, was when he never even hesitated in the slightest to help me take care of my little Cinco when he was in dire need. I got him to love me through his stomach but he won me for life through Cinco.

As our friendship grew, our bond strengthened. We divulged our secrets, our ambitions, we even began to explore more of what each other was interested in all while drinking a cup of coffee (which he hates, I was later told), at Barnes and Noble. We first started dating 6 years ago on December 1st and he waited until 12:00 am to ask me, something that I’m quite fond of in retrospect. I don’t think God could’ve made a better human than him. He was placed in my life in a moment I needed him the most and for that I am eternally grateful. Throughout the years, we shared many

Upon our graduation from college, he moved for his job to Dallas. I unfortunately remained here and worked and went to graduate school. We remained a long distance couple for about two years until we went on a trip to Europe. London has always been a great city for us to visit, we love it there! This time, however, it was different. The day he proposed, he recreated a day we spent in London a couple of years prior when we visited for the first time. All of sudden he has this huge speech planned, he is so nervous that he forgets to get down on one knee and sort of, in some fashion, he flourishes this little tiny blue box, a Tardis, in which when I opened, it read: “For the girl who waited”. Needless to say, I was a wreck! Doctor who, is a show that brought us together and strengthened our friendship to what it is today. The most amazing relationship, we both have ever had. So to see my own personal Tardis with THE ring perfectly nestled on its tiny blue pillow was in and of itself, the most perfect and romantic way to make that final leap. The next day, we were in Paris and he did it again! We solidified our love for the whole world to see on the love lock bridge in Paris. Life couldn’t get any better…well…maybe until September 17th, 2016 comes along then life will definitely be a dream come true and be the perfect start to our happily ever after.

rowing up, I always dreamed of the perfect fairytale. My prince whisking me away into lands unknown and starting a brand new life together free from all the justifications that the world requires us to have. What I didn’t know then but what I am fully aware of now, is that meeting my now fiancé, Eric, was our very own start at our own modern fairytale. We met through a mutual friend, at the very romantic location of the now defunct HEB in San Juan. I know what you’re thinking, “Stop, it can’t get any sappier than this!” Well, wrong! It can! We actually were introduced at the chip aisle, somewhere in between Doritos and the HEB brand potato chips to be exact. The connection was instant! There was always something about him that I simply just couldn’t get enough of. It was like gasping for the purest air for the very first time in my life. In an instant, I actually felt like I had met someone worth talking to, a sentiment I was later told was very much reciprocated. In fact, he is adamant that it was love at first sight!

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Eliza & Paul

A Perfect Girl in a Perfect Path Photographer: ANETTE |MIGUEL Photography and Videography

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ho would’ve thought that a relationship would’ve blossomed out of a game we didn’t even want to be at to begin with. On Friday, January 23rd, 2015 we ran across each other in a place that neither of us wanted to be; a RGV Vipers basketball game. We had come across each other in the past, through the company we both work for, but I’d never approached her on a personal level. I was only there because my best friend was busy and I had nothing else to do. She was there because she was given the tickets and didn’t want them to go to waste so she invited her cousins to go along. I went up to her and made conversation with her and her cousins and then extended an invitation to my house to unwind after the game. We didn’t see eye to eye at first as she was telling her cousin (Valerie) how all guys were jerks. After that statement I knew some guy had mistreated her in the past that led her to believe all guys were the same. I told her I thought otherwise and made it a personal goal to prove to her that I was right. Valerie was fourteen at the time she was planning her quince and since her and I clicked so well she designated me to be Elisa’s date to the quince. Elisa wasn’t too fond of the idea at first but wasn’t completely against it. I had told Elisa that since I was going to be her date to the quince, I thought it would only be fair if she was my date to my birthday party that following week. The next day we had been texting each other all day and I wanted to see her tremendously. She had a dinner date with one of her girlfriends and I asked if it would be okay to meet up after her dinner plans. We went to my house and Elisa put up her guard to keep herself from getting hurt, which I understood. I thought she was a beautiful girl with an amazingly beautiful smile and was as social as I was. At that moment I took a leap of faith and let God work his power just like when he put us both on courtside at the Vipers basketball game. I told her I didn’t bring her to my house to do her wrong. I was at a point in my life where I knew where I was headed and what I wanted. I wanted to start a relationship with someone who I could possibly have a future with. Ever since I spoke those words, her guard went down and we became inseparable. She opened up to me and we got to know each other so well in a matter of just a few hours. The following day, I asked her out on a proper date to breakfast which led to an entire day together. That evening I took her to meet my family which meant I knew she was a keeper. We clicked so well that I wanted to make her my girlfriend after only those three days but I didn’t want to scare her away so I bit my tongue and just enjoyed the company. For the next week, I would stop by her house on my way home just to see that beautiful smile after a long day at work. At the end of that week I asked her to be my girlfriend and by the Grace of God she said yes. It is because of her my life is complete, I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect woman to be in my life. She makes me the happiest I have ever been and I knew that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her. After a few months of being together, we both knew that we wanted to be each other’s forever, so I asked her to marry me. We had already started planning a wedding prior to me popping the question but on May 27th, I got down on one knee and officially asked her to be my wife. As tears filled her eyes, she said “yes” with her mom in the background and our photographer capturing the once in a lifetime moment. The rest is a whirlwind of excitement as we anticipate our wedding date, Saturday, January 23rd, 2016; exactly one year after we crossed paths at the basketball game. ENGAGEMENTS


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a sweet love

Lety & Ramiro

Photographer: ANETTE | MIGUEL Photography and Videography

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ur sweet love started when we first met in Houston as young sophomores at a music festival. From the very first time we talked, we knew there was something special in each other. Even though there was name confusion at first, because Ramiro was Ramiro Damian we enjoyed every minute.

Although we both lived distant from each other there was no limit to our friendship. After a few years later we decided that our feelings could no longer be held captive and confessed our desire to pursue a relationship while starting our paths to college. We spent 5 years together and were very blessed in our long term relationship, because when two people are meant for each other, no time is too long, no distance is too far, and no one can ever tear us apart. Sharing special moments and facing challenges made us stronger as adults. On December 21, 2013, as usual we celebrated our anniversary at an exquisite Italian restaurant. The fire was cozy and the lights were dimmed when my adorable Damian unexpectedly got down on one knee. It was a total surprise, having to believe we were celebrating our 5th anniversary and posing for a picture, but little did I know it was all caught in video from when we got our dessert to when Damian proposed. Thank you for all the special moments and all your love. We are ready to begin our new journey together as one, because you will forever be my always.

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HOW OUR PHOTO BOOTH WORKS? We are more than a simple photo-booth. Our main goal is to provide your event with the best fun possible. We are not like every other photo-booth that only goes to the event and forgets about you forever. We created a full process in order to make sure that every detail meets the highest standards.

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IRMA & abraham FOTOGRAPHED BY ALEJANDRO QUINTANILLA

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The Weddings Party Photographer: Alejandro Quintanilla

KARLA & JOSÉ LUIS

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True Love…

Thalia & Eduardo Photographer: Alejandro Quintanilla

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“Every love story and every moment captured by my camera shares the same beginning. It all begins with your valued trust. And I hold the trust of my customers as the most valuable and cherished of gifts. From the bottom of my heart, thank you”.

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Wedding Photographer Anniversary One person we absolutely appreciate in WHITE BRIDAL is Eric Sierra. He’s celebrating his 10-year wedding Photographer anniversary this January! To celebrate we are prepared a little shoot with some beautiful and romantic weddings.

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ALYSSA & KELY OCTOBER 17 / 15 | SAN ANTONIO, TX PHOTOGRAPHY BY ERIC SIERRA

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Even as loves truck high school sweethearts 12 years ago, we could never have imagined just how filled with love our wedding day would be. From our joyful families and daycare buddies to our college roommates and colleagues, the incredible people who have made us who we are today and loved watching them get to know each other surrounded us. We are filled with so much love and gratitude as we begin our next great adventure.


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Marie & Maritza

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Today our love is still strong and our family has grown. We were blessed with two beautiful twin girls that have changed the dynamic of our family.

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MARIFELY & JUAN

Juan, “ She is the complete opposite of me and pushes me to try new things. I love her spontaneity and how selfless she is. She cares so much for others and is so giving.” Marifeli, “He is the sane to my crazy, and I needed that in my life. We have gone through so much together and he has always held my hand and is always there to comfort me and give me strength. He doesn’t talk much, but his actions say it all. I live him for what he does and all that he is. He is strong, caring, sweet, and so funny. Men like him don’t come around too often.

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Recipe for love

ingredients 1 CUP OF ROMANCE 1 PINCH OF HUMOR 2 SPOONFULS OF JOY 1 LB OF COMPATIBILITY 1 CUP OF RESPECT ½ LB OF SHARING 1 ZEST OF TENDERNESS AND ¾ CUP OF PATIENCE

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SANDRA & JOSÉ LUIS PHOTOGRAPHY BY JLARA PHOTOGRAPHY

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Victoria & Juan Carlos I Will Love You Forever, In This Life and In the Next Photographer: Dos Kiwis Photography The proposal ….One weekend close to their one year anniversary Juan Carlos told Victoria to pack her bags, that they were going on a road trip but the destination was a surprise. It wasn’t until they arrived, that Victoria found herself overlooking a breathtaking scenery at the beautiful Texas Hill Country surrounding Austin. One night over that peaceful weekend, Victoria noticed Juan Carlos was a

bit nervous while they took a walk around the resort. “He suddenly said he had to go up to our room and call his sister because she had a medical situation. But now I know that he was actually going to get the ring!” Victoria remembers with a big smile on her face. “When he came back we continued our walk, but I noticed he was a bit nervous about something,” she adds. Finally, underneath the stars and the moonlight in a fresh summer night, up in a balcony surrounded by gently rolling hills and gardens Juan Carlos got on one knee and asked Victoria if she

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would like to spend the rest of their lives together. Victoria started crying and said “¡Claro, claro que si!” That is Spanish for “Of course, yes of course.” Today they both agree that was the happiest and most magical moment in their entire lives aside from their civil wedding ceremony. After he proposed, they had a beautiful and delicious dinner overlooking the Texas Hill Country right where all the magic happened. Victoria and Juan Carlos hired Expose The Heart Photography for their engagement session in San Antonio and were beyond pleased because of the attention to detail and creativity. “We wanted to have photographs that were really ‘us’ and just have fun. I wore a Cattleya Orchid on my hair which is Venezuela’s national flower. Due to that medicine is such a big part of Juan Carlos’s life we chose to play with the Stethoscope.” Victoria explains. “He also loves soccer and we love going on picnics, so we incorporated all of that into our session. It was a very memorable experience for us.” The Civil Wedding Victoria and Juan Carlos had a beautiful civil wedding ceremony on October 9th at La Cantera Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, place they now call home. It was an intimate ceremony overlooking the Texas Hill Country at the resort’s City View Terrace. They hired The Tuscan Rose of San Antonio for the beautiful flower decor which included Cattleya Orchids (Venezuela’s national flower), roses and Hydrangeas just to name a few.

They also hired the services of Dos Kiwis Wedding Photograhy to photograph their special day. After the ceremony followed a cocktail at the terrace which included passed canapés and traditional Venezuelan, as well as Mexican pastries among others. The reception took place at the resort’s Palmer Clubhouse where guests joined the groom and bride in a dreamy candlelight dinner outdoors with live Venezuelan and Mexican music. Hanging lights, orchid candles and elaborate centerpieces gave the evening a very intimate and romantic feeling. “It was very important for us to incorporate both cultures, every detail was meaningful for us and very planned out. But the most important thing was that everyone was happy and that made it all so much more beautiful.” After a touching toast including speeches from the groom’s mother and bride’s sister, the newly married couple had their first dance together to “Ojos Verdes” by Ilan Chester. The night was danced away and Mariachi Los Galleros de San Antonio wrapped it up with an hour-long performance during which Victoria and Juan Carlos danced before their loved ones. “It was the best night of our lives, a dream come true,” says Victoria. “When God created him, he must have been thinking of me and for that I am beyond grateful.”

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AMOR A LA MEXICANA KathIa & Emilio

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ur love story started 37 years ago. In 1978 it was a hot June summer day and I went cruising for a ride with my old show car a 1954 Chevy.. Being a college student and out for the summer with no job and very little money, my friends and I would usually hang out at the park, to watch the girls go by. As they (the girls) were staring at the cars we were staring at them, I have always thought the most beautiful women were from the valley, and that’s where I saw her, the most beautiful Mexican girl in the world. She had jet black hair that glistened in the sunlight, her makeup was immaculate, beautiful porcelain tanned skin, and her eyes had a twinkle I had never seen before, I swear that I could see forever in her eyes and if it wasn’t love at first sight it came pretty darn close. Yes I was smitten... and for the life of me I couldn’t stop staring at her. I knew for sure that this could be the greatest love of my life or my deepest heartbreak so I was hesitant to talk to her. Mesmerized and hypnotized by her beauty I simply could not resist. She looked like a television actress. When she noticed me noticing her she simply smiled. She was dignified, cool, clean, and classy, not something you see everyday, simply amazing. Unto this day I still remember what she was wearing (that memory is etched in my mind) just a pair of blue jeans and a tank top but when she moves she looks like poetry in motion.. To build up my courage and talk to her I remember praying to

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od, a simple prayer Oh please Lord if you give me this dream I promise to love, honor, cherish her, hold her with both of my arms as tight as I can and never ever let go. Six years later I married my college sweetheart. That was 31 years ago and still today I am still very much in love. Every now and then I still catch myself staring at her, but everyday I make it a point to thank God for the gift of her. Her charm and beauty has enriched my life and I can look to the future and think its going to be a great one because she’s in it. In love or in any relationship it is important to go by the book, and by the book I mean the bible. This is what we must abide from. One of the most important rules in the Bible is to do unto others, as you would have them do unto you. People have forgotten about this Golden verse. The Bible IS the book of love. After many years of up and downs I can safely say the downs have been a few, God has blessed us with two marvelous children, a good business, good friends and good family. On this day we celebrated our 31st Wedding Anniversary.. May God bless us all...

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…She had jet black hair that glistened in the sunlight, her makeup was immaculate, beautiful porcelain tanned skin, and her eyes had a twinkle I had never seen before, I swear that I could see forever in her eyes and if it wasn’t love at first sight it came pretty darn close… Jaime Arevalo

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hen Tania and Remi   first met 7 years ago, they never imagined they were meant for each other and would later become husband & wife. They had friends in common and would occasionally see each other at reunions or walking around campus in college. They even became friends on facebook and knew each other but never actually carried a conversation beyond: “Hi, how are you?”. Fastforward 7 years later to a day in July 2014  when Remi sees Tania from a distance at the gym and decides to send her a message through facebook to say hi and ask her if it was really her. They messaged a few times in August while Remi is in a business trip in New York and invites her out to dinner when he comes back. They go out for dinner a night in September and have an amazing conversation and they are both surprised to find out that they have a lot more in common than they thought. A few weeks later, they started officially dating and 3 months later, the day Remi meets Tania’s dad for the fist time, he decides to ask him for Tania’s hand in marriage. Over the short 10 months Tania and Remi have been together they have learned so much from each other , they have grown closer to God and to each other.  Almost one year after their paths crossed again, they will be saying “I do”, feeling the soothing ocean breeze and while the sun sets in Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

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Maria & Luis July 18, 2015

Pronouncement of marriage ANETTE | MIGUEL PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY

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Genesis +Adrian

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AMILÚ + GUSTAVO

SOUTH PADRE ISLAD, TX PHOTOGRAPHY: FILMOR PHOTOGRAPHY

WEDDINGS


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Cristal & Chetoo PHOTOGRAPHY BY Alaa Marzouk

WEDDINGS


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Leo + Bonny PHOTOGRAPHY BY Alaa Marzouk

Venue: The Marquardt Ranch Wedding Planner: Diamonds & Dreams

WEDDINGS


74 Lizette, My heart, my love, my everything. You captured my heart me the moment we first met in 2012. The journey to marriage was fun, fast, and exciting. Then came our first year of marriage and it flew by so fast. As we just celebrated our first year of marriage in December, I am reminded of some things about you. You have beauty that radiates on both the inside and the outside. You’re beautiful on the inside because you have a heart of gold. Your kindness, gentleness, tenderness, and care towards me as your husband is genuine and real, and I love every characteristic and personality trait about you. Your outer beauty displays how gorgeous you are, and I love every part of you. Through your eyes I see compassion, through your soul I see a love for Christ and a love for people. You make me a better man every time we are together. As God is my witness, everything that I asked and prayed for God to grant me in a woman of God, I sincerely found in you. You are my support, my love, my best friend, my confidant, and my soulmate. You inspire me to be a better man. I absolutely love doing life with you because you have brought a new spark into my life. Most importantly, I love serving God with you because we both know He is the reason we found each other. I love you baby doll. Here’s to our journey.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY Alaa Marzouk

LIZETTE & TAD

WEDDINGS


WHITE BRIDAL ED 1  

White Bridal

WHITE BRIDAL ED 1  

White Bridal

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