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GREG REESE

THE WEDDING PLANNING LIFESTYLE

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HOW TO GET A

MARRIAGE LICENSE?

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JUST ENGAGED;

Where do you start?

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EDITOR´S LETTER

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

White Bridal Welcome to the first print edition of WHITE BRIDAL. Two years

CONTRIBUTORS PHOTOGRAPHER Alejandro Quintanilla, Eric Sierra, Alaa Marzouk, Anahí Navarro, Jersson Luna, Snap Chic and Jesús Villanueva Varela.

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 wonderful 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, THANK YOU for giving us your trust and support. It has given life to our publication. It has inspired us to continue to provide an outlet for your imagination and a guiding hand for your occasions.

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

Guillermo Cruz

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Art & Culture | Books | Movies | Music | Marriage 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. . .

MARRY ME TOMORROW:

WHITE LILIES

The Perfect, Feel-good Read to Curl Up with in 2017!

(A Mitchell Sisters Novel)

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-

THE BACKDOOR BILLIONAIRE'S BRIDE

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

(Billionaire Brides Book 1)

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 actionthriller 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.

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.

THE EMOJI MOVIE Release Date: Aug 04, 2017. Genres: Action/Adventure, Animated, Comedy | Cast:T.J. Miller, James Corden, Ilana Glazer, Jennifer Coolidge, Maya Rudolph. Full cast + crew. SYNOPSIS This animated comedy takes place in Textopolis, a world inside a smartphone that's inhabited by various emojis. There, an emoji named Gene (voiced by T.J. Miller) is ashamed that he has multiple facial expressions while his colleagues only have one each, and he embarks on a quest to be like everyone else. James Corden, Ilana Glazer, Jennifer Coolidge, Patrick Stewart, and Maya Rudolph also lend their voices to this film from Sony Pictures Animation. ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi.

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LIFESTYLE / MARRIAGE LICENSE

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

2. Both applicants must submit proof of age

cants to marry vary from state to state. Although

and identity by certificated copy of the appli-

there are differences between the requirements

cant’s birth certificate or by some certificate,

in the various states, a marriage between two

license, or document issued by this state or an-

spouses performed in one state must be recog-

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

nized by every other state under the Full Faith

ernment. (Section 2.005 Texas Family Code).

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

tion.

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

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

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CALL

checks, credit cards, or debit cards.

(210) 335 – 2223

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

5. The general age requirement to apply for a

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

marriage license in the state of Texas is eigh-

through Friday, except holidays.

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

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

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

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LIFESTYLE / MARRIAGE LICENSE

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

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


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PHOTO BY: JERSSON LUNA PHOTOGRAPHY


LIFESTYLE / WEDDING TRADITIONS

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 the wedding better than people? It is some-

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

GUEST LIST

SET 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

A 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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NEW WEDDING DAY Etiquette

W

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-

Be sure to enjoy the moment and not be distract-

ones, but the concept of the save the date email

wards through the perspective of your guests.

ed by a little thing such as your phone. There

and social media post has become very popular

Create a hash tag that you believe is best for your

will be photographers taking pictures of you,

in these couple of years. It is completely accept-

wedding day and post it on your social media

and there will be people recording everything;

able and also encouraged to post a picture or

prior, or have it visible during the wedding. You

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

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

will be surprised at the many posts this hash

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

should be sent as soon as you have reserved the

tag will be generating, and the many pictures of

ing a picture to instagram, or a tweet during the

venue in order to have guests pre-informed of

your guests you will be able to see afterwards.

ceremony. This will give you something less to

the date, before sending the actual invitations.

worry about and will let you concentrate on the

You can also email rehearsal dinner invitations,

Having a cellphone at your fingerprints also

and the after party invitations. Guests will most

means distraction at your fingerprints. If you

likely appreciate this because of the easy access

are attending a wedding, make sure to keep the

Technology can either be a blessing or a curse.

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

phone away as much as possible!.

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

spread the word and let your family and friends know the dates and events instantly. If you are getting married, be sure to create a hash tag for the day of the event and spread the word! This will enable you to get the feed on

day you have been waiting for so long!

cess and distribution of information and events.

“If you are the bride and groom, keep your cellphone turned off at all times�

Make sure to create a technology friendly environment and take advantage of the great tool you have available!. Be able to adapt and to utilize the power of smartphones and social media to revolutionize your wedding into a modern day celebration!

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People | Business Success | Company

GREG REESE

THE WEDDING PLANNING LIFESTYLE


EXPERTS / ON THE COVER

"I LOVE WHAT I DO AND WHEN YOU DO WHAT YOU LOVE… YOU CONVERT IN PART, YOUR STYLE OF LIVING” GREG REESE -

PHOTO BY: ALEJANDRO QUINTANILLA

W

edding planning may cause a

FOR SUCCESS? WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING AT THIS

lot of stress to couples. All the

MOMENT? WHAT IS STILL YET TO COME? 

expenses, expectations, as well as the idea to adapt their new

Discipline, steadfastness, and above all, passion

life may cause a crisis during their engagement.

to enjoy what I do "I love what i do and when

Your wedding really should be the happiest day

you do what you love… you convert in part, your

of your life, but if you are stressed out and hur-

style of living”. Then, everything is marvelous.

ried in trying to make everything perfect, there is

In this stage of my life, I feel very happy and for-

no way it will ever be.

tunate in having the opportunity to form part

Wedding planners have the ability to save you

helping construct a couple's dreams that start the

time, expense and stress at the least. I want to

day of their wedding. Besides, you can't imagine

present my interview with our celebrity per-

the teachings and lessons of life each couple's ex-

of a couple's most important moments. It is like

sonality Greg Reese, a perfectionist, creative and

perience has left me. I want to continue perfect-

humble wedding planner in San Antonio, Texas.

ing what I do. I do not like monotony in my life, and I need to constantly renew myself to create

GREG, YOU HAVE MORE THAN 20 YEARS PLANNING AND DESIGNING EVENTS. WHAT IS YOUR FORMULA

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something unique every time.


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WHAT ARE YOUR PASSIONS IN LIFE?

YOU START TO IMAGINE IT? CAN YOU FEEL IF THE COUPLE WILL BE DELIGHTED? 

Being faithful to God, because without Him, I am nothing. For me, God is first in anything I

Yes. For me, it is fundamental to listen to what

do and He provides me with everything I need.

they want. This is when the connection between

My family, because they are my inspiration.

them and me is generated. At this very moment,

Finally, I love and very much enjoy what I do

my mind is 100% visualizing what I will do.

because my work permits me to spend very im-

Thinking about the emotions that the couple

portant and special moments with the people

will feel, when for the first time they enter the

who I work with.

ballroom and see their dreams crystallizing before them, is something that immediately stimu-

LUXURY IS IN THE DETAILS... CAN YOU DEFINE THIS

lates me to begin designing a unique and special

PHRASE FOR US?

event.

The smallest of details are a true luxury, and I am

HOW DO YOU ENSURE A BRIDE AND GROOM’S PER-

not talking of flamboyant things, but of those

SONAL LIFESTYLE IS REFLECTED IN THE WEDDING,

details that define a person. Every detail brings

RATHER THAN YOUR PERSONAL ADVICE?

with it a history and a very personal significance that those people, most closely related with the

I make sure that listening to, and then execut-

couple, can feel and understand those details…

ing the details of the wedding according to their

and there is where the magic exists.  

own lifestyle(s) reflect all of my couples’ wedding events. It’s really about the smallest detail that

WHEN YOU DESIGN AN EVENT, DO YOU SENSE THAT

allows the guests to recognize the lifestyle of the

THIS EVENT WILL BE UNIQUE FROM THE MOMENT

couple. This is the strategy I use to achieve this inspiration.

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EXPERTS / ON THE COVER

WHAT IS THE FAVORITE PART OF YOUR JOB? The favorite part of all my weddings is when the bride walks down the aisle and all eyes are on her. When vows are exchanged, they’re the most integral part of the whole wedding day. This part of my job is beautiful to witness every time. WHAT DOES YOUR WIFE LILY'S SUPPORT REPRESENT FOR YOU IN YOUR CAREER? It is an unbelievable support!  There is no one better than your spouse to share in your same projects, dreams, or goals.  I cannot see nor imagine Reese Event Group without Lily.  She is fundamental in this endeavor.   YOUR CHILDREN, RYAN AND AZENETTE, ARE NOW AN IMPORTANT PART IN THE STRUCTURE OF YOUR BUSINESS FIRM.  HOW SIGNIFICANT IS THIS TO YOU?  Imagine this!  As a parent, I feel completely satisfied to see that my children are converting into business people, and on the other hand, I am very proud of them because with their talent, we have accomplished to solidify our family business.  If to this, you add the pleasure of having them at my side every day, and together enjoy our successes, that make me feel like a complete man. 

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY: JERSSON LUNA PHOTOGRAPHY

The Best, Oldest and Unique Boutique in San Antonio Texas. Where We Make Dreams to Come True... On this occasion, we would like to share with you a bridal fashion proposal in which we merge the natural and small freshness in these dresses’ lace details, accomplishing a finish that is both sweet and perfect. Mayfair Bridal opened its doors with the purpose of providing each bride with a unique and original concept: Delicate and feminine accessories in one place. Mayfair Bridal is a place especially designed for you and where you can find the latest trends and accessories for the most important day of your life. Here, you can choose from sober and cutting-edge footwear, to the most original accessories to highlight your look! The dresses that Mayfair Bridal offers are the dream of every woman. Some are made in

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TRENDS / FOR THE BRIDES material such as: lace; silk; organza; shantung;

doors or outdoors, because the more informa-

satin and chiffon. Regardless of the size or the

tion you give them, the better they can advise

place where you are getting married or the age

you. Our work begins from the time you walk

of the bride, among other things, at Mayfair

into our store, for as well as give you the best

Bridal, we always listen to the brides-to-be and

service available, we show you our ample va-

we advise them so that they will look radiant

riety of designs congruous to your personality

on that special day.

and how you want to look on that day.

We not only sell dresses for brides at Mayfair

ABSOLUTE ELEGANCE

Bridal, but also accessories according to your

The Mayfair Bridal collection celebrates the spir-

needs, and dresses for your attendees such as

it of the bride and it reflects love for fashion:

your mother, mother-in-law, and bridesmaids. The success of this boutique is, without a

• Eccentric touches that highlight your person-

doubt, the personal service and attention of its

ality with the latest trends in natural, vintage,

proprietor, Angelica Avera, as she is very pas-

and contemporary designs for all seasons.

sionate about weddings because for her, this is a sentimental and powerful celebration that a

• Bridal Shoes that add a touch of sophistica-

couple will ever experience.Angelica and her

tion, comfortable and elegant in your image

staff work under the philosophy that love is, as

on the day of your wedding and ideal for a

she states:

bride: Modern, romantic, avant-garde, practical, elegant, amusing, sophisticated, original,

“Love is what motivates us to share all of our experience in selecting the perfect dress for each

sweet, special, simple, warm, innovative, radiant, dreamy, passionate, spontaneous,…

one of our brides.”

Angelica Avera

• Delicate veils with fine and subtle lace, pearls and rhinestones, long, short, double, and with

Angelica and her employees have sufficient

designs that capture the elegance of every sea-

sensibility so that you can confide in them all

son.

the details of your wedding, from the time the wedding will take place, whether it will be in-

• Cute accessories for your hair that will make you look spectacular and radiant. Tiaras and fine crowns with diverse applications. Combs and brooches with classical touches, natural, modernistic, marine, floral and very sophisticated. • Garters in ivory shades, totally white, classic blue, and rosewood, among others, finished in diverse imported lace made by hand. A very traditional accessory and indispensable for every bride. • Romantic handbags. • Rosaries and lassos made by hand with crystals, pearls, natural, Czech crystal, quartz, rhinestone, and other beautiful materials. • Beautiful and delicate pendants, rings, necklaces, and bracelets for the bride. • Exclusive accessories for the ceremony that will leave a clear trail of style and fine taste.

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We’re delighted to help you make your

WEDDING DAY THE BEST DAY EVER! Mayfair Bridal is a full service bridal salon. We've been helping San Antonio brides with the finest designer wedding gowns, bridesmaids dresses, handmade and custom designed veils and headpieces for over 30 years. We have a full service alteration department in house and can help you with all your bridal needs. 

“Best selection, price and service for BRIDES in San Antonio”

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Wedding Gowns | Bridesmaids Dresses | Wedding Accessories Full Service Alterations and Restoration Cleaning and Preservation Services | Flower Girl Dresses

Formal or Informal, whatever the season or size, Mayfair Bridal will help make your wedding unforgettable! Our service, selection and no pressure sales team are the finest in San Antonio. Come see us for the finest dresses in Texas. In order to better serve our valued clients we opened up a new location where we will offer tuxedos and mother of the bride dress.

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Please call 210-828-5757 to schedule your appointment. 8503 Broadway #11 San Antonio, Texas 78217

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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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with

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Tuxedos | Accessories | Invitations | Automobile

HOW TO BE PART OF YOUR WEDDING PLAN 1 YEAR BEFORE: CHOOSE GROOMSMEN Choose which of 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 start 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.

THE

GROOM’S CHECKLIST Dedicated to our grooms

2 MONTHS BEFORE: WRITE YOUR VOWS. 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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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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FERRARI 812 SUPERFAST THE FASTEST AND MOST POWERFUL FERRARI YET

The first and most difficult challenge Ferrari

consumption and maximum speed. The aero-

compact volumes hug the contours of the in-

always faces when it decides to develop a new

dynamic coefficient values delivered by the 812

terior structures to the extent that the latter are

model is to push the boundaries of its own

Superfast are a significant improvement on those

visible in certain areas. These ultra-taut surfaces

achievements yet again. This challenge is made

of the F12berlinetta. Mobile aero solutions,

are deliberately layered and broken up to cre-

all the tougher when the task at hand involves

whether mechanically activated (active mobile

ate voids with the result that the main elements

designing a new 12-cylinder engine, the power

aerodynamics) or activated by the pressure of the

seem to float. The overall effect is of both thor-

unit that hailed the start of the glorious Prancing

air itself (passive mobile aerodynamics), guaran-

oughbred racing eagerness and lean elegance

Horse story 70 years ago in 1947.

tee very low drag values.

that never feels overstated. The horizontal dash

loops stylishly around the central air vents for a MAXIMUM TORQUE IS 718 NM @ 7,000 RPM

To the side of the air intakes for engine and brake

sophisticated, sculptural, yet supremely stylish

The development process resulted in a maxi-

cooling, is a turning vane on the front bumper

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

mum power output of 800 cv at 8,500 rpm, a

which is designed to channel air flows striking

new benchmark for the Ferrari range, in addition

the front of car to ensure they hug its flanks,

The seats follow a diapason design language and

to a specific power output of 123 cv/l, a com-

thereby reducing the width of the car’s wake.

exploit that expansiveness to create an interplay

pletely unprecedented figure for an engine front-

This in turn appreciably reduces overall drag.

of solids and voids that lend character to the seat

mounted in a production car.

A spoiler on tail of the car generates rear down-

and backrest. The seats differ from and contrast

force. Three pairs of curved dams were adopted

with the rest of the interior surfaces, thanks to

EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH AERODYNAMIC EFFICIENCY

on the underbody and are responsible for 30%

their perforated leather trim which adds a sporty

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

of the increase in downforce compared to the

touch to the new styling.

ongoing commitment to continually improv-

F12berlinetta, as already achieved on the special

ing performance with each new model, both in

series F12tdf.

terms of speed and augmented vehicle dynamics

The steering wheel and its commands, the satellite pods on either side of it and the interplay

for a more exhilarating driving experience.

INTERIOR DESIGN LIGHT COMPACT VOLUMES

of volumes and contrasting materials, combine

The development guidelines aimed to achieve

REFINED, ESSENTIAL AND NEVER EXCESSIVE

to create an extreme cockpit in which all of the

exceptionally high aerodynamic efficiency fig-

various elements are angled towards the all-im-

ures through boosting of the downforce that

FERRARI DNA

portant driver, around whom the volumes curve

influences a car’s stability without increasing

The cabin has been radically redesigned to im-

to highlight his role.

drag as the latter would negatively impact fuel

bue it with an even sportier character. Light,

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Make Up | Hair | Dentist | Couple

ANA SALAZAR IMAGE DESIGNER


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

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RADIANTLY SHINE DURING ONE OF THE MOST SPE-

turizing cream to combat impurities, have a skin

have such skin ailments as acne, it is preferred to

CIAL DAYS OF YOUR LIFE!

that is fresh and free of oils, then finishing with a

use a make-up with a water or liquid base.

solar filter of 30 to 50 SPF. 5. A very important step after you have made

Most likely, when we receive our engagement ring, we never think about the adventure that

2. The day of your wedding is the most anticipat-

the necessary corrections so your make-up base

awaits us: the preparations needed for our wed-

ed of any woman and it is very important that

looks polished and smooth, it is necessary to ap-

ding. Without a doubt, one of the most impor-

you are treated by a professional in terms of your

ply a translucent or compact powder over your

tant things is everything related to the hair and

make-up and hair-do. The final results will be

face.

make-up of the bride. For this reason, I want to

seen in your photos, and this is turn will be your

share with you some tips that will help you shine

biggest and most memorable memories.

6. A bride will always look sweet and romantic with tones of color of neutral rose or of coral. In

like a true princess on that special day! 3. It is very important to maintain profiled eye-

addition, a bride’s make-up will never look fin-

I recommend that you find a person who is a spe-

brows for better results when applying make-up

ished or complete without spectacular fake eye-

cialist in the design of nuptial make-up. This will

to your eyes. Remember that your eyebrows are

brows. These eyebrows will give you a dramatic

help you be in harmony with your kind of style,

the framework of your face.

and seductive look every bride should have.

and therefore elect what dress, hair-do, make-up, accessories, etc., are ideal for you. Another super

4. Your make-up artist, based on your skin,

important thing to have is for your skin to be

should pick the make-up base appropriate for

Follow these simple steps and I can assure you that

in excellent condition. That is why you should

your type of skin. If your skin is oily or if you

you will be a beautiful and radiant bride!!!

drink a minimum of 2 liters of water daily and eat a lot of green vegetables. Also, facial treatments and choosing the right bridal veil are paramount to having a radiant look. This way, your make-up will look spectacular, without also forgetting that a perfect eyebrow make-up a week before the wedding is indispensable. As far as make-up is concerned, the best option is to get an HD make-up. This is ideal for brides, because most of the time, you will be exposed to many photographs. Such make-up is especially made for photos made to be placed in a magazine! We cannot forget about our hair. Make sure that you have hydration treatments done to your hair, not a few days before the wedding, but at least 15 days before to prevent any kind of mishaps. Lastly, as far as your hair-do is concerned, I suggest that if you want a hair-do with plenty of volume and you do not have much hair, you can use natural hair extensions. Believe me, these make a difference!!! TIPS TO MAKE YOU A BEAUTIFUL AND RADIANT BRIDE! 1. To get a porcelain skin makeup, you have to maintain a daily routine of taking care of your skin by washing your face regularly with a mois-

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B E AUT Y & H E A LTH / CO U PLE

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

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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. Purifying: to eliminate toxins, revitalize your mind and body, recover your positive attitude.

THE MOST DELIGHTFUL PART IS? That during 72 hours your only goal will be: to rediscover yourselves as a couple and get pampered.

WHAT’S NEW TODAY? The Spa at home Some companies are now offering this type of delivery service. They take the spa to you home, the setting, the aromas, and obviously the specialists. This is a very good option if you want to share either with your bridesmaids or your fiancÊ a day of face, body and hair treatments, massages, therapies such as seaweed, chocolate, wine, and a pedicure and manicure for beautiful hands and feet.

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MAKING YOUR WEDDING DAY PEARLY WHITE by Dr. John Bec 

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very bride and groom wants to look

SHAPE UP

planned. A snaggle tooth or gap bothering you?

and feel their best for their big day.

A few poorly shaped teeth can affect someone’s

Are your teeth crowding? Invisalign is the gold

From the exchanges of vows, to the

entire smile, be it an excessively long tooth or

standard when it comes to aligning teeth, and cli-

throwing of the bouquet, photos

jagged incisor. Fortunately, with the right con-

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

and videos will commemorate ev-

touring and bonding procedures, your dentist

and affordable product. Best of all, Invisalign in

ery special moment, and the smiles they bring.

can ensure each tooth is perfectly shaped to fit

pain-free and requires no shots. By ensuring each

Luckily, with a little dental care, every bride or

your smile. To reshape or contour teeth, mis-

tooth is in the right location in the mouth, your

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

shapen areas are trimmed and evened out for

smile will look better than ever.

truly sparkle.As a dentist with years of experi-

proper bite and alignment. The teeth are then

ence providing customized service to my pa-

smoothed and polished for a perfect finish. This

FRAMING

tients, here are a range of techniques and services

can be accomplished during a “lunchtime proce-

A final consideration when it comes to getting

available to brides and grooms so they can have

dure,” and with no shots.

the perfect smile is framing. Any wedding pho-

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

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

perfect picture, it’s not just about capturing the

term results, porcelain veneers are another ex-

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

WHITEN THOSE PEARLY WHITES

citing option. These custom-made, wafer-thin

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

Yellowed, stained teeth are uninvited guests to

shells are designed to cover the surface of teeth

little, a bride or groom may have the perfect

any event. With a basic cleaning that removes

to improve appearance, and are bonded to the

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

tartar, stains and built up plaque, newly weds-

front of the teeth to improve their color, shape,

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

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

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

be added or removed to better frame your beau-

their planned future together. Polishing, air abra-

With these technologies and procedures, the

tiful smile. Clients may also consider options like

sion and hand tools make a big difference when

shape of your teeth can be formed into a sym-

Botox and other temporary injections to ensure

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

metrical, perfectly shaped smile that lightens up

one’s lips perfectly frame the teeth.

en those pearly whites so they match the color of

any photograph.

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

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

PERFECT PLACEMENT

cutting edge technologies and affordable, conve-

When you’re planning a wedding, everything

nient dental procedures now exist so that brides

This popular cosmetic dental procedure pro-

has a place: each flower arrangement and center-

and grooms can show off the smile of their

duces stunning results. Unlike home-use systems

piece is placed just so to complete the ideal pic-

dreams on their big day. With correct whitening,

that incorporate low-dose bleaching agents, pro-

ture. By adjusting the placement of your teeth,

shaping, placement and framing, a happy couple

fessional whitening takes place under custom-

you can assure your smile is just as perfectly

can share a smile that will last a lifetime.

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

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Venues | Décor | Linens | Lighting| Flowers

THE DOMINION COUNTRY CLUB


RECEPTION / VENUES

“Get Married in The Premier Country Club in San Antonio�.

SPECIAL EVENTS As you pull into the Dominion Country Club, just one thought comes to mind--magnificent! Viewing the hand-laid cobblestone drive and hand-carved Cantera-stone columns, you'll find yourself transformed back into a time of Renaissance beauty and charm.

CEREMONY The Dominion Country Club provides an elegant setting throughout all the seasons. The outdoor venue offers majestic live oaks and hills of green, accented by a beautiful lake and a flowing fountain that sets the tone for a tranquil outdoor ceremony. Wedding guests sit on three levels of white-cushioned seats to ensure unobstructed views of the ceremony near a blooming flower bed alongside the Cantera-stone fountain.

RECEPTION The sitting room features expansive floor-toceiling windows and Cantera-stone columns that encircle the dance floor beneath an octagonal dome. The Renaissance-style architecture carries over to the more-intimate wine room, where a magnificent chandelier hangs within a domed ceiling with a painted backdrop of sky inspired by Michelangelo's work. An expansive 2000-square-foot dance floor and a hand-carved bar and atrium is available for larger weddings.

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

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EVENT FACILITIES Whether a wedding, anniversary, corporate event, or any other celebration, The Dominion Country Club offers the perfect, sophisticated setting.

The Dominion Country Club One Dominion Drive, San Antonio, TX 78257 Phone: (210) 698 – 3364 info@the-dominion.com FOLLOW US

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SCHEDULE YOUR TOUR TODAY

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

to another time and place. This historic and

of Edwin Holland Terrell. The Terrell family is

elegant castle built in the late 1800's, captures

a prominent state and local family to this day.

the French-style chateaus and Belgium-inspired

Edwin Terrell was a lawyer and statesman who

castles of northern Europe.

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

To this day, the castle continues to be represen-

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

tative to its time. Adorned with crystal chande-

Terrell fell in love with the castles and chateaus

liers, hand-carved woodwork, molded brick fire-

in Belgium and France.

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

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

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ous and elegant Victorian era.

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


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Gourmet | Drinks | Cakes

THE REHEARSAL DINNER Wedding day is ahead and you have so much to

WHO’S INVITED?

look forwards to, but before the festivities begin, you need to take a step back and distress with

Rehearsal dinners are traditionally for the

a pre-wedding rehearsal dinner. Rehearsal Din-

grooms families and close friends. It is this way

ners are a North American tradition that takes

because the dinner is basically a time where both

place after the wedding rehearsals, a day or two

families can relax and try to socialize before the

before the wedding. It is a pre-wedding tradition

big day. It is important for families to talk and get

that many couples look forward to. Not only is

along so the wedding goes by a lot smoother. It

it a dinner that holds overwhelming emotions

is always easier and better when there is interac-

of anxiousness, but it also makes the day you’ve

tion between your loved ones. Always try invit-

been waiting for seem so much closer.

ing the people you, and your spouse are the closest too, and people who you want your spouses

A lot of couples have many questions regarding the traditions, and the significance of this dinner. Therefore in the following article we will be trying to explain the basics of the rehearsal dinner, so you can have the perfect night! WHAT TAKES PLACE DURING THE DINNER? The rehearsal dinner is not very formal, and can be organized in whichever way the parents or the couple decides. It can be informal such as a barbeque, or formal in a salon. However, there are some similarities that usually take place in order to follow the rehearsal dinner traditions. The most important event is the toast. It is the time when the family celebrates and gives a speech commemorating this new union.

family to meet.

WHAT’S IT FOR? This night is a great opportunity for the families of both spouses to get to know each other. It symbolizes a star of a new life that is not only going to be shared by the couple, but also by their families. Many couples choose to go through with this dinner because they want both families to get along, and to be able to get to know each other in a much more relaxed environment.


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WHO’S PAYING? Usually, the groom’s family pays for the rehearsal dinner festivities. It is up to the couple to decide who takes charge of the event. If the groom’s family pays, then usually they organize the dinner and take care of everything that needs to be done. However, sometimes parents will choose to split the cost and responsibilities. It is very common for both families to come together to plan the perfect night for the soon-to-be married couple. Rehearsal dinners are a place to enjoy, and to spend quality time before the craziness of the big day begins. Be sure to try not to stress out and just enjoy the union of both families. It is a place to create bonds, and to meet the families in an environment that only radiates positivity and excitement. If you are planning a rehearsal dinner, always keep in mind that the importance is in the people who will be spending this day with you!

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219 E Houston St, San Antonio, Texas. Call +1 210-472-2600 www.bohanans.com Bohanans Cocktail Bar Hours: Monday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Friday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. Saturday 5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Sunday 5:00 - 10:00 pm

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Honeymoon | Wedding Destinations

ODYSSEY TRAVEL


TRAVEL / HONEYMOON

Romantic Weddings

HONEYMOON EXPERIENCES

O

dyssey Travel has been in busi-

and will match the right resort to the honey-

ness since 1995 taking pride

moon or destination wedding couple. We have

in helping our clients find the

visited may of the resorts. We love to meet with

prefect honeymoon or desti-

each couple individually and get to know them

nation wedding. We follow

because we want them to have a comfort level

our clients from the time the make the initial

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

deposit until they return making sure that all

nation wedding couple will not remember what

goes well with the entire trip.We do not believe

they spent on their honeymoon or destination

in “Cookie Cutter� honeymoons rather we strive

wedding but instead remember the wonderful

to make curtain that each couple finds the expe-

memories. It is our desires and goals to make

rience they have always wanted.

those memories happy, fun and long lasting.

We can work with any budget and time frame

Odyssey Travel specializes in honeymoons, des-

plus making sure that our clients have the prop-

tination weddings, all-inclusive vacations, river

er documents necessary to travel. We have also

and ocean cruises plus upscale travel. Odyssey

visited many of the resorts that we recommend

Travel is a Preferred Sandals Specialist Agency.

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Weddings | Photography & Design | Engagements | Events

HAPPY WEDDING

ANNIVERSARY

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SOCIETY / WEDDINGS

CREDITS Photographer: Snap Chic Photography Planning: Southern Unique Events Venue: Spinellis Flowers: HEB Blooms Cake: HEB DJ: Texas Pro Dj Suits: Men's Warehouse Officiant: Christel Stuart Grooms Names: Brandon & Aaron Roberts.

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ASHLEY TREY "FOREVER AFTER" STORY OF WHAT TRUE LOVE IS!

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shley and Trey have loved each ing on the lake, beaches and summer concerts They have been together for 10 years and on other since they were teenag- changed to 8 rounds of chemo; wearing cold December 10th, 2016 they were married in the ers in high school. Ashley, 15 caps to save her beautiful, strawberry blonde beautiful hill country at the gorgeous Kendall and Trey, 17. It was your typical hair, 28 rounds of radiation, mastectomies Plantation. There are not too many couples high school romance at first, and reconstruction. Their love for each other who find their "Ever After" at such a young age

but then; something changed and you could was unwavering and more stronger then ever!! and endure such challenges, but this amazing tell it was something very special and stronger They didn't let the diagnosis get to them or couple did and still to this day love each other then ever. Their journey together has been a slow them down.

with such respect and adoration!! God truly

special one. They have endured challenges at

put these two together at an early age and has

such early ages that some adults go through a On July 3rd, Trey proposed to her at their favor- blessed them with something very special and lifetime and never experience.

ite place in Concan at a Josh Abbott concert, he unique that we all wish to have when finding got down on one knee with crowds around and "true love"!

They have shared so much over the years to- asked her to marry him while the song "She's gether and their bond is something couples like Texas" played on. Surrounded my family aspire for themselves for a happily ever after. and friends it was such a beautiful moment in One day back in May of 2015, in an instance time. While Ashley was going through her chetheir world was faced with a challenge so hard mo, Trey never left her side. He was there for to comprehend at such a young age.

every doctor appt, every chemo treatment and changed her cold caps for 8 hrs on chemo days.

On May 15th of 2015, Ashley was finishing up her 3rd semester at nursing school and looking He never missed a Dr. Appt., treatment, proforeword to her summer and her last fall se- cedure or surgeries!!!. He has always been her mester in 2015, to graduate with her BSN-RN at rock through this whole ordeal and their love UTHSC-SA. Then, unexpectedly on May 25th, only grew stronger and stronger through it all! Ashley was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Yes, Not only while going through all of this; she at 23 yrs old she received the news she had still stayed in school for the fall. She graduated Breast Cancer.

on December 15, 2015 with her BSN-RN. Her strength and courage was amazing! So after all

The summer they had been looking forward that and 5 total surgeries, she is CANCER FREE.. to was about to change from enjoying boat- Praise God!! You see LOVE does conquer all!!

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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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WHITE BRIDAL SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS  

FALL 2017 | Nº 1

WHITE BRIDAL SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS  

FALL 2017 | Nº 1

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