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CONTENTS Cover Feature.............................9 Gazebo Glam.............................14 Ernest + Liz................................18 Britany + Devan........................20 Rick + Kate................................22

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Important Question to Ask Your Wedding Venue.........................24 Styled Shoot...............................28 Meagan + Will ..........................32 Christina + David......................34 Michelle + Michael...................36 Interactive Virtual Venue Tours...............................38 The Lovely List..........................42

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PUBLISHER Woodlands Bride, LLC EDITOR Nick Thiele

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CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Ama Photography & Cinema Harlowe Lane Photography Kasey Lynn Photography Memories by Maryanne Photography by Niki ADVERTISING INQUIRIES Email Nick Thiele at for information.

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713.775.5659 Photo: Kelley Craig Photography


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Cover Feature



Photography by: AMA Photography & Cinema

Style Guide Photographer: AMA Photography & Cinema Wedding Venue: Madera Estates Florist: College Park Flowers Wedding Dress: Winnie Couture Bridesmaids Dresses: Brickhouse Bridal Groom’s Suit: Suit Supply Cake: Sweets to Dream On

Gazebo Glam


Style Guide Model - Karla Navarro Photographer: Blanca Duran Rentals and Decor: Enchanted Vizions Coordinator, Designer: SwaLaRue Venue: Mia Bella Vita Bridal Attire: The Princess Bridal Florist: Expressions D’Cor Hair & Make Up: Blush and Glow


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“As an ordained chaplain and married woman of 35 years, my desire is to help every couple not only with the ceremony, but in their journey during the months before they get to the altar, guiding them to build an emotional and spiritual foundation for a lifetime.” -Tara Dorroh • • 713.822.4510 Photo Credits: Headshot: Scott Kelley, Wedding: Minerva House

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Real Wedding

Ernest + Liz ~ April 25, 2015 ~ North Central Church • Raveneaux Country Club

Photography by Memories By Maryanne

Real Wedding

Britany + Devan 5.2.2015 ~ Houston Temple ~

Photography by: Harlowe-Lane-Photography

Real Wedding

Rick + Kate June 14, 2015

Photos by Photography by Niki

~ Carriage House ~

Because every bride deserves a moment like this

Important Questions to ? Ask Your Wedding Venue Scheduling and Accommodations

A&E Weddings & Events Planning & Coordinating


Is my wedding date available?

How many other weddings are scheduled that day?

How many people can the venue accommodate?

How long will I have use of the event space(s)

I reserve? Is there an overtime fee if I stay longer?

Can I hold my ceremony here, too?

If so, is there an additional charge?

Is there a bride’s changing area?

How much time is allocated for the rehearsal?

Is there room for a band and/or dancing?

Are there adequate bathroom facilities?

Is there a coat check?

Is the site handicap accessible?

Is there parking on site? If so, is it

complimentary? Do you offer valet parking?

Money Matters

What is the venue fee and what is

included in that price?

Is there a discount for booking an off-season

date or Sunday through Friday?

How much is the deposit, when is it due,

and is it refundable?

What’s the cancellation policy?

What’s the payment plan for the entire bill?

At the Ceremony Venue Officiant

Groomsmen seating guests

Registry attendants & greeters

General Questions

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Is there a backup plan for rain or

inclement weather?

Who is responsible for setting up and tearing

down the decor, and when will it be completed?

Does the venue have liability insurance?

Will there be security guards on site, or do I need to

make my own arrangements?



Set amidst 25 acres of lush grounds, quaint arbors and picket fences, moss draped live oaks and roses, Ashelynn Manor provides a relaxed country setting with all the modern amenities and several options for your wedding: large or intimate. Exchange your vows in front of 275 guests in the new “Vintage�chapel with mahogany pews and light filled windows or in the romantic garden gazebo with horses in the distant pastures. The stately Manor luxuriously appointed with marble floors, grandiose columns, a picture perfect circular staircase topped with a sparkling chandelier and fabulous views is ideal for intimate gatherings. Host your reception in the carriage house, decorated in an elegant true country style. Our on-site planners will customize your event to perfection.

281.252.3355 | 25276 Nichols Sawmill | Magnolia, Texas 77355

Important Questions to ? Ask Your Wedding Venue Vendors and Setup

Must I use in-house caterers, or choose from a

preferred vendor list?

If I hire my own caterer, are kitchen facilities

available for them?

Can I bring in a cake from an outside cake maker

or must I use a cake made on the premises? Is there

a cake-cutting fee? If I use a cake made on site is

the fee waived? Do you provide special

cake-cutting utensils?

When can my vendors arrive for setup

Are there any decoration limitations?

Are candles permitted?

Are tables, linens, chairs, plates, silverware and

glassware provided? If so, is there an additional


Can I move things around and decorate to suit my

purposes, or do I have to leave everything as is?

Does the venue own sound equipment,

or do I need to rent my own?

Food and Beverage


paper kitchen

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Are you licensed to provide alcohol service?

If so, is alcohol priced per person?

By consumption? Are there additional

charges for bar staff?

What is the food & beverage cost on a per-person

basis? What is the tax and service charge?

Can I bring my own wine, beer or champagne,

and is there a corkage fee if I do?

Can I bring in other alcohol?


Perfect Setting

The Wedding Reimagined | 866.317.4719


Perfect Match

Photos: Jonathan Ivy Photography

Styled Shoot

Styled Elegance AT HEATHER’S GLEN

Photography by: Kasey Lynn Photography

Style Guide Photographer: Kasey Lynn Photography Wedding Venue: Heather’s Glen Florist: A Different Bloom Furniture: Rent Some Vintage Hair: Blo The Woodlands

Real Wedding

Meagan + Will June 6, 2015 Photos by Photography by Niki

Real Wedding

Christina + David 4.10.2015 ~ Heather’s Glen ~

Photography by Harlowe-Lane-Photography

Real Wedding

Michelle + Michael April 25, 2015 Photos by Photography by Niki

Venue Guide

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The Lovely List Meet our lovely advertisers. Be sure to tell them you found them in Woodlands Bride. Visit our premier vendor guide at to find your perfect vendor. CATERING

---------------------------Crave Catering and Events, LLC (281) 797-0262 Magnolia Lake 2001 Texas 30 Huntsville, TX 77320 (936) 294-0991

CINEMATOGRAPHY ---------------------------Wedding Fanatics (281) 935-4265


---------------------------DJ Dave Productions (713) 806-1085 PB & DJ (832) 233-9281


---------------------------LZ Floral 26600 Keith Street Spring, TX 77373 (281) 813-5145 The Blooming Idea 25915 Budde Road, Suite 400 The Woodlands, TX 77380 (281) 292-4546

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---------------------------Blo Blow Dry Bar 25 Waterway Avenue, Ste. 150 The Woodlands, TX 77380 (281) 465-8515 blothewoodlands@blomedry. com Exquisite Reflections (281) 898-0411 Makeup by Keri Ann (713) 775-5659

HEALTH + WELLNESS ---------------------------Snow White Mobile Teeth Whitening (936) 494-9754


---------------------------Jo’s Paper Kitchen (936) 931-7307 Zulees 9595 Six Pines Drive The Woodlands, TX 77380 (281) 419-0773


---------------------------Going to the Chaplain (713) 822-4510

PARTIES + SHOWERS ---------------------------Pinot’s Palette (936) 321-ARTS Woodlands


---------------------------Tap Snap Phototainment (832) 257-7612

PHOTOGRAPHERS ---------------------------AMA Photography & Cinema (832) 413-3580

Binford Creative Photography (832) 470-2717 binfordcreativephotography. com C. Baron Photography (281) 774-8794 info@CBaronPhotography. com

Christopher Lynn Photography (281) 974-0069 Designs By Karinda (832) 250-7837 Hoffland Studios 300 E Main St Humble, TX 77338 (731) 907-6791 Harlowe-Lane Photography (713) 730-9848 Jonathan Ivy Photography (281) 224-1937 Kasey Lynn Photography (832) 723-6163 Kelley Craig Photography (240) 881-8633 Memories By Maryanne (281) 583-9524 Photography by Niki (281) 798-0702 Violeta Brown Photography (832) 538-2300

The Lovely List


---------------------------Rent Some Vintage (281) 827-1049 Sweet Tea & Linen (281) 513-8413 carolynmillsdesigns@gmail. com



---------------------------April Sound County 1000 April Sound Blvd Montgomery, TX 77356 (936) 588-7213 Ashelynn Manor 25276 Nichols Sawmill Road, Magnolia, TX 77355 (281) 252-3355

Moffitt Oaks 20125 Cedar Lane Tomball, TX 77377 (281) 370-6616 The Sanctuary at Water Oak 28600 Oaks on the Water Montgomery, TX 77356 (936) 447-6781 santuary

---------------------------Buca di Beppo 19075 I-45 South Conroe, TX 77385

Cleopatra Palace 3355 FM 1960 West Houston, TX 77068 (281) 537-1966

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott 1601 Lake Robbins Drive The Woodlands, TX 77380 (281) 681-5783

Magnolia Lake 2001 Texas 30 Huntsville, TX 77320 (936) 294-0991

Heather’s Glen 200 E. Phillips Street Conroe, TX 77301 (936) 441-6611

The Woodlands Resort 2301 North Millbend Dr The Woodlands, TX 77380 (866) 317-4719

Bob’s Steak and Chop House (281) 292-2627

Hodge Podge Lodge 300 Prairie Street Montgomery, TX 77356 (936) 228-9290

Town Hall Texas 12194 Sleepy Hollow Road Conroe, TX 77385 (281) 943-4244

Madera Estates 3201 N Frazier Street Conroe, TX 77303 (936) 441-9337



---------------------------Bella Destination Travel (832) 209-2174 (866) 763-6288 info@belladestinationstravel. com

Magnolia Lake 2001 Texas 30 Huntsville, TX 77320 (936) 294-0991

---------------------------Amanda Badgely Designs (209) 683-4422 ABblingAccessories@gmail. com


---------------------------A&E WEddings and Events info@aeweddingsandevents. com (281) 727-6800 A Splendid Event 15833 Old Conroe Road Conroe, TX 77384 (731) 591-1490 Enchanted Vizions (888) 995-1089 Event Solutions (281) 781-7676 Hand in Hand Weddings and Events (281) 769-1600 J. Low Events (731) 962-7022 Treasured Spaces (731) 582-7184

YOUR FIRST HOME ---------------------------Realty Guard, LLC

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25276 Nichols Sawmill Rd • Magnolia, TX 77355

Luxurious surroundings await each bride and groom and their guests with marble floors, grandiose columns, and a circular staircase with a gorgeous crystal chandelier in the center of the entry way, giving you a view of the Great Room and foyer below. No detail has been overlooked. Every room has been decorated to make you and your guests feel right at home. Ashelynn Manor has 25 beautiful acres with a park-like view. We encourage photographers to take advantage of all the picturesque locations on the property, such as our many arbors, and the quaint picket fence lined with roses in front of the Chapel. We have two parking areas for your guests upon arrival, and an off duty officer to assist your guests in parking and and locating your event. Guests who are physically challenged will have no issue getting around the venue as we have made special accommodations for them as well.

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