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Fast Five! Whiskey Crumbs

The sweetest detail to plan for your wedding is definitly the sweets! We spoke to wedding cookie baker Jessica Abrons with Whiskey Crumbs all about her specialized company, wedding trends an her daily inspiraton!


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Fast Five! Xyngular with Kristyn Stockdale

For couples who want to look and feel their best on their wedding day, Kristyn Stockdale with Xyngular has you covered. The product she represents is more than a weight loss supplement, it’s a total health approach that will have your skin glowing, your waist trim, and your hair shining on your wedding day!

We recently spoke to Kristyn about her products, why she got into this business, and what makes this company truly unique.


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June 2022 San Antonio Bridal Extravaganza – Know Before You Go!

The biggest bridal show in South Texas is officially nearly here – The Bridal Extravaganza!

The show kicks off June 26th at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center from NOON – 5PM, and your ever-faithful Texas Wedding Guide is here to give you all the inside tips on how to prepare for your visit to the show and meet all the wedding show exhibitors. So download your wedding planning app, grab those sneakers, and get planning!

Don’t have your ticket yet? Join in on the fun and get your ticket today.


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Bridal Show Tips For Couples: 5 Post Wedding Show Tips

Recently attended the Bridal Extravaganza? Looking for bridal show tips for after the show?

Here are 5 things to do after visiting a bridal show to make the most of your visit!

You hit the wedding show floor with gusto, bridal posse in tow. Still, even if you did sign a contract with a wedding professional onsite, you likely still have some vendors to book. Above all, the post-show follow up can be overwhelming.  Don’t fret! We have 5 Bridal Show Tips for Couples on what to do after a wedding show visit.


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Fast Five! The Taylor Mansion

The perfect wedding starts with the perfect wedding venue.

We recently spoke to Robert and Lindsey Smith, owner of The Taylor Mansion on their wedding services, planning advice and what makes their Austin wedding venue unique.


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Fast Five! Mantra Photography

groom smiling photo by San Antonio wedding photographer Mantra Photography

Your wedding memories live on through one essential wedding professional – your wedding photographer.

This week we’re talking with Antonio Yanez, owner of Mantra Photography on the inspiration that started his company, favorite client stories, and what makes his San Antonio wedding photography company truly unique.


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Summer Wedding Beauty Trends 2022!

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The Summer Solstice is coming up June 21st – but summer weddings are already here! Summer weddings mean summer style and we’ve pulled together the best summer wedding beauty trends for 2022!

It’s all about beating the heat and looking fresh and wedding ready.


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Summer Wedding Beauty Trends 2022!

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The Summer Solstice is coming up June 21st – but summer weddings are already here! Summer weddings mean summer style and we’ve pulled together the best summer wedding beauty trends for 2022!

It’s all about beating the heat and looking fresh and wedding ready.


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Outdoor Wedding Ceremony in Austin: What to Know & How To Make it Work

outdoor wedding ceremony in Austin at the Avery Golf Club

If you’re planning an outdoor wedding ceremony in Austin, you have lots of wedding venues to choose from. From garden weddings to nearby locations, an outdoor wedding ceremony in Austin can be beautiful and picturesque.

But with potential soaring temperatures, you also want to make sure your guests are comfortable. You want them to enjoy the ceremony and focus on the special moment – not the heat!

Luckily, we have all the info you need to plan a successful outdoor wedding ceremony from planning tips to what to know when planning an outdoor ceremony.

Here are 5 Outdoor Wedding Ceremony tips from the experts at Texas Weddings.


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Outdoor Wedding Ceremony in San Antonio: What to Know & How To Make it Work

outdoor wedding ceremony San Antonio Botanical Garden

If you’re planning an outdoor wedding ceremony in San Antonio, you have lots of wedding venues to choose from. From garden weddings to Riverwalk locations, an outdoor wedding ceremony in San Antonio can be beautiful and picturesque.

But with potential soaring temperatures, you also want to make sure your guests are comfortable. You want them to enjoy the ceremony and focus on the special moment – not the heat!

Luckily, we have all the info you need to plan a successful outdoor wedding ceremony from planning tips to what to know when planning an outdoor ceremony.

Here are 5 Outdoor Wedding Ceremony tips from the experts at Texas Weddings.


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Fast Five: CW Events

From COVID unit nurse to full time wedding planner, Camille Wolfe knows how to handle stress. And that is just one of many perks of working with her to plan your wedding! We recently spoke with Camille of CW Events about how she got her start, what services she provides and her best planning advice for couples!


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Fast Five! Thistlewood Manor & Gardens

Indoor wedding ceremony at Austin wedding venue Thistlewood Manor

Finding the right Austin wedding venue can take time doing research, making phone calls, compiling info, and going on on-site visits. And when you find a wedding venue that is not only beautiful but has everything you need from catering to linens all in one location – it’s like venue gold!

Enter Thistlewood Manor & Gardens. This beautiful Austin wedding venue may just be your ideal wedding location. We recently spoke with owner Ginny Louise on the many amenities and services they provide, planning tips, and what makes this wedding venue truly unique. 
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Austin Wedding Venue Tour: Historical Sights

outdoor wedding ceremony at Austin wedding venue The Charles Johnson House

If you’re a couple who love romantic vibes and historic ambiance, a historic Austin wedding venue may be the ideal location for your wedding. Roaming gardens, vintage furniture and throw back to elegance vibe all make these venues the perfect choice. 


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Fast Five! Neill-Cochran Museum

A beautiful wedding all starts with a beautiful wedding venue. The Neill-Cochran House Museum just may be the perfect historical Austin wedding venue for you. This wedding venue features a great location and a lovely setting, but also team members who are truly passionate about what they do.

We recently sat down with Karen Kincaid Brady, Programming Director for the museum. We talked about what makes the Neill-Cochran Musuem special, wedding advice and more.


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Austin Wedding Venue Tour – Hidden Gems

outdoor wedding ceremony at Diamond Barrel wedding venue

We’ve scoured the area to find wedding venues in Austin and surrounding areas that are the “hidden gems” of the city. Places that are nestled just inside just behind a long road or a grouping of oak trees that just may be waiting for you!


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San Antonio Venue Tour: City Center

Lambermont Events Weddings San Antonio Wedding Venue

City wedding venue locations give you a convenient location, plenty of amenities and great wedding reception and ceremony spots. And that doesn’t mean you can’t also have beautiful outdoor ceremony space and Hill Country Oak trees! We’ve rounded up some of the best wedding venues that are city-center in San Antonio, and one bonus venue in the city of Floresville. Read on to find out about Riverwalk gems, downtown castles and spacious event halls.


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Fast Five! Booths by Alex

Photo Booths have gone from wedding trend to wedding reception essential! And Alex Dickerson, owner of Booths by Alex, ensures every couples he works with gets a great experience.

We recently spoke with Alex and leanred more about his Austin photo booth company, his planning advice, and a little about his family.


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How to Host a Successful Wedding Ceremony Rehearsal

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Hosting a successful wedding ceremony rehearsal means your wedding day will be that much more successful.

La Escondida wedding venue owner Candy Berkely has seen and hosted a lot of weddings in the eleven years La Escondida has successfully hosted San Antonio weddings. One area she sees many couples overlook in their planning is a crucial one: the wedding ceremony rehearsal. A successful wedding rehearsal is possible with a little bit of planning and some good advice.

Don’t let your wedding rehearsal be an afterthought, and read on to hear Berkley’s advice on how to host a successful wedding rehearsal.


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Save Big at the Texas Old Town Wedding Garage Sale!

Every Spring hundreds of engaged couples descend upon the loved Hill Country wedding venue, Texas Old Town.

They not only come to see the four stunning Texas Old Town wedding venue sites, they come to attend their epic biannual Wedding Garage Sale.


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San Antonio Venue Tour – Ranches & Wineries

Looking for that true Texas atmosphere at your wedding? We are taking a venue tour this week of the area’s Ranches & Wineries. We have the rundown to get you started on your San Antonio wedding venue search.


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6 Quick Tips for Productive Venue Tours

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Finding a wedding venue is one of the first steps you’ll take in your wedding planning. And it can be overwhelming! Austin and the surrounding area has numerous wedding venues to choose from, each with its own special charm and amenities.

Once you’ve narrowed down the list to your favorites, it’s time to start visiting each one to find your ideal fit. The process is time consuming, but crucial.

It helps to know in advance how to make your venue tours productive, helpful and smooth. So we recently sat down with Erika Tucker, Event Sales Director at Vintage Villas. She shared her best tips to make your venue tours effective.

Avoid wasting time and breeze through your venue tour with her expert advice!


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Fast Five: Sugar Shaker Bakery

The sweetest thing about a wedding is the wedding cake!

This week we’re talking with Rada Sam, owners of Sugar Shaker Bakery to hear the story behind their company, their family and what makes their Austin wedding cake company truly unique.


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Fast Five: Mira Me Magic Fotos

Photo Booths have moved from wedding trend to a wedding must!

This week we’re talking with  Ana & Julio Vizcarrondo owners of Mira Me Magic Fotos to hear the story behind their company, their family and what makes their San Antonio photo booth company truly unique.
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New York Bridal Fashion Week Recap! Lace, feathers, fringe!

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New York Luxury Bridal Fashion Week is over and the wedding gown world is abuzz without all the newest trends from the designers Spring 2023 collections!

Weddings today are getting big and celebrating large – and that includes the wedding gowns. The runway was full of big ball gowns, feathery touches, loads of sparkle and all over lace.

Here’s the list of our favorite trends from NYLFW 2022!


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San Antonio Wedding Venue Tour – Outdoor Elegant Venues

Love the beauty of outdoors but looking for a bit of elegance? This week we’re bringing you outdoor wedding views that are each unique in their own way. From Hill County wedding venues to outdoor venues right here in San Antonio, read more to find your perfect wedding venue.


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Austin Wedding Venue Tour – Ranches & Wineries

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Looking for that true Texas atmosphere at your wedding?  We are taking a venue tour this week of the area’s Ranches & Wineries. We have the run down to get you started on your Austin wedding venue search.


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Easy Easter Themed Wedding Ideas

Thinking about Easter weddings? We are too!

Spring weddings might just be our favorite and that means garden parties, pastel pallets and of course – Easter! Whether you’re getting married the Saturday prior to Easter, or even within a few weeks of the holiday, an Easter wedding theme may just be the perfect way to honor the season.

Read on to hear about our Easter wedding ideas and easy tips to keep in mind when planning an Easter wedding.


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Easy Easter Themed Wedding Ideas

Thinking about Easter weddings? We are too!

Spring weddings might just be our favorite and that means garden parties, pastel pallets and of course – Easter! Whether you’re getting married the Saturday prior to Easter, or even within a few weeks of the holiday, an Easter wedding theme may just be the perfect way to honor the season.

Read on to hear about our Easter wedding ideas and easy tips to keep in mind when planning an Easter wedding.


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4 Fun and Fresh Themes for Your Bridal Shower

One of the best things about planning your wedding is all the glorious events leading up to it! Engagement parties, showers, bridal luncheons, bachelorette parties – there’s a seemingly endless array of events that can be hosted by you or a loved one in your honor. How great is that?!

A must-include event on your list is your bridal shower. Whether it’s coed or just for the girls, adding a theme makes it all the more fun. We’ve pulled together four unique and fun themes you just may want to plan for!


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4 Fun and Fresh Themes for Your Bridal Shower

One of the best things about planning your wedding is all the glorious events leading up to it! Engagement parties, showers, bridal luncheons, bachelorette parties – there’s a seemingly endless array of events that can be hosted by you or a loved one in your honor. How great is that?!

A must-include event on your list is your bridal shower. Whether it’s coed or just for the girls, adding a theme makes it all the more fun. We’ve pulled together four unique and fun themes you just may want to plan for!


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Fast Five: EcoClean Wedding Gown Cleaners

Your photos will preserve your wedding memories, but your wedding gown needs the right wedding gown cleaner to stay beautiful and well-preserved. Enter EcoClean! They are the Austin wedding gown cleaner experts, both with new gowns and heritage wedding gowns.

We recently spoke to Michael with EcoClean about their company, unique services and favorite wedding dress trends!


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Fast Five: Front Row Insurance

Sometimes its the wedding vendors that aren’t at the top of your To Do list that are the most important. And that includes event insurance!

We recently spoke with Alyson Locacciato with Front Row Insurance about the importance of wedding insurance and how to have peace of mind on your wedding day.


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San Antonio Wedding Venue Tour: Hidden Gems

We’ve scoured the area to find wedding venues in San Antonio that are the “hidden gems” of the city. Places that are nestled just inside just behind a long road or a grouping of oak trees. Though some wedding venues in San Antonio are historic and easily recognizable, our hidden gems give couples that aha! moment when they pull up into the drive.


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Austin Wedding Venue Tour: Hill Country Beauties

Nothing beats the beauty and the charm of a Texas Hill Country wedding! And we’ve rounded up some of the best Hill Country wedding venues that show true Texas atmosphere and hospitality. From the contemporary to the elegant, check out our elite list of wedding venues.


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San Antonio Brides Attend Venue Open House Events & Bridal Fashion Shows

Keep your wedding planning on track by attending wedding Open Houses and many other kinds of bridal events. We visited several San Antonio wedding events in March and brought you all the info! Read on to hear the details and visit our Events Page to keep up to date with San Antonio-area wedding events!


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That 70’s Wedding!

Weddings are going boho-chic crazy and couples are flocking to this ultra-cool style!

Inspiration from certain decades makes its way into wedding fashion and decor on a regular, with new influences all the time. We can’t pinpoint exactly where this decor movement started, but it’s certainly here. And that look is pure 70’s!

We’re unpacking this trend and all the details you need to achieve the look.


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3 Spring Bridal Fashion Trends You Can’t Miss!

Planning your wedding fashion details? We have you covered! 

We’re talking Spring wedding accessory trends, from the resurgence of the classics to some eye-popping, head-turning stunners!

 


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Fast Five: Get Lit

The wedding reception is all in the details and one of those important details is lighting. You want to ensure you work with a reliable San Antonio wedding professional when booking your custom monograms, photo booths, up-lighting, and more. Enter – Get Lit!

We recently spoke with the owner of Get Lit, James Brown, on their professional wedding services, planning advice, and what makes their company truly unique.


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Fast Five: Vintage Villas

Looking for the right Austin wedding venue at the right location with the right amenities? Look no further than Vintage Villas Hotel & Events. This beautiful Lake Travis wedding venue is stacked with amenities and includes an incredible view.

We recently sat down with Sales Director, Erika Tucker to talk about what makes their wedding venue unique, planning tips and why she loves her job.


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February Austin Bridal Events Entertain and Educate Couples

The chilly February weather can’t stop recently engaged couples from attending fun and information wedding open house events in Austin! The month was busy with wedding open house events from couples engaged over the holidays. After attending the Bridal Extravaganza in January, couples were ready to see wedding venues up close and personal and visit with a variety of wedding professionals.

Hear all about the recent wedding shows and events and check out our Special Events page to learn more about upcoming bridal events in Austin.


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February San Antonio Bridal Events Entertain and Educate Couples

The chilly February weather can’t stop recently engaged couples from attending fun and information wedding open house events in San Antonio! The month was busy with wedding open house events from couples engaged over the holidays. After attending the Bridal Extravaganza in January, couples were ready to see wedding venues up close and personal and visit with a variety of wedding professionals.

Hear all about the recent wedding shows and events and check out our Special Events page to learn more about upcoming bridal events in San Antonio.


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Green Wedding Decor Inspo!

Feeling green?

We can’t think of a luckier day to get married than St. Patrick’s Day! But whether you’re planning a St. Patrick’s Day wedding or not, we can still steal some inspiration from the popular holiday with a little green wedding inspo. 


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Green Wedding Decor Inspo!

Feeling green?

We can’t think of a luckier day to get married than St. Patrick’s Day! But whether you’re planning a St. Patrick’s Day wedding or not, we can still steal some inspiration from the popular holiday with a little green wedding inspo. 


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2022 Wedding Trends

Weddings in 2022 are all about the big, the bold and the ultra-customized. Couples are taking the idea of their personal love story, including their family history and meet-cute moments, and sharing that story through their event.

And even though most couples are no longer compelled to make major adjustments to their weddings due to the pandemic, trends such as outdoor weddings have stuck.

Read on to hear about the newest trends in weddings and get inspired for your big soiree!


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Trend Spotted! Alternative “Flower Girls”

It’s time to think outside the basket. And in this case, we mean the flower girl basket!

Since the first coordinated dance processional appeared on the wedding trend scene, couples have been looking for fun ways to make their ceremony unforgettable – and bring a smile to guest’s faces.

Our favorite new ceremony trend: Alternative Flower Girls! Read on to hear about this fun new trend.


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Trend Spotted! Alternative “Flower Girls”

It’s time to think outside the basket. And in this case, we mean the flower girl basket!

Since the first coordinated dance processional appeared on the wedding trend scene, couples have been looking for fun ways to make their ceremony unforgettable – and bring a smile to guest’s faces.

Our favorite new ceremony trend: Alternative Flower Girls! Read on to hear about this fun new trend.


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A Destination Wedding Weekend Event Right Near Home

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Looking for a memory-making wedding weekend getaway for all? Look no further than Texas’ best small town.

Close enough to home to be convenient, but far enough to feel like a true destination wedding, Fredericksburg offers fun for all generations and has a multitude of charming wedding venues

Read on to learn more about this great Hill Country wedding destination and all the adventures that await you and your guests.


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2022 Wedding Food Trends

Wedding food trends for 2022 are as varied as engaged couples everywhere. From new service styles to blasts from the pasts, the latest in wedding food trends is all about celebrating food, each other and the new way we eat.

Read on to hear about the trends that may be making their way to a plate near you!


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Spring 2022 Bridal Fashion

The weather is warming and the official start of Spring is almost here. And there’s nothing quite as charming as a Spring bride! 

The season evokes thoughts of macaron-inspired color schemes and garden soiree’s. From budding flowers to Easter vibes, there’s much to be inspired about in Spring. But we are most inspired when looking at the runway. Read more to hear all about our favorite in Spring 2022 bridal fashion.


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Spring 2022 Bridal Fashion Trends

The weather is warming and the official start of Spring is almost here. And there’s nothing quite as charming as a Spring bride! 

The season evokes thoughts of macaron-inspired color schemes and garden soiree’s. From budding flowers to Easter vibes, there’s much to be inspired about in Spring. But we are most inspired when looking at the runway. Read more to hear all about our favorite in Spring 2022 bridal fashion.


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