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Afrocentric Wedding Themes & Ideas – Your Austin Wedding

Whether you have a distinct knowledge of your ancestry you want to connect with, or you simply want to imbibe your wedding with Afrocentric traditions and themes. We have your tips, ideas, and a bit of history.


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Austin Wedding Vendor Open House – January Highlights!

From venues to bridal shops – January was bustling with local Austin wedding vendor events. We’re giving you the highlights and the best of pics in case you missed one of these great events.


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Trends, Tips and Super Cool Stuff – Austin Wedding Guide Winter Issue Highlight

The winter issue of the Texas Wedding Guide has hit the stands, and we’re showing off the latest in weddings. From trends and tips to really cool wedding ideas, we’re covering the can’t miss wedding features. Need some ideas? 
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Need a Valentine’s Gift? Check out these Austin events and specials!

Our vendors are known for their wedding and event expertise, but they don’t stop there. We’ve gathered up some Valentine’s gift ideas, still available and ready to get in time for V-Day. So take a break from the planning, spend some time together, and remember where you first began.


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Venue Tour – Golf & Country Clubs in Austin

Selecting a wedding venue for your wedding is one of the first decisions you’ll make on the way to creating your dream wedding. But don’t sweat it, the Wedding Guide is here to help. We’ve created a curated list of golf and country club wedding venues just for you. Country clubs offer the ideal balance of beautiful outdoor ceremony spaces coupled with elegant indoor ballrooms. Read on to check out our list!


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A Winter Wonderland in Austin

Though winters in Austin may often be bright and sunny, couples who love the winter wonderland look for their nuptials can still get that snowy flair. From decorations to floral to fashion, it’s all about the look. Never mind the weather. 
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Fast Five Austin with Mermaid Strands

Texas Weddings’ Fast Five asks local wedding professionals the same five questions to help you get to know some of the people behind the companies. Today’s Fast Five comes from Christa Holt, owner of Mermaid Strands LLC.
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Boutique Weddings in Austin – Perfectly Intimate

Planning your boutique wedding in Austin? We’ve compiled expert tips and links to intimate wedding specials in the Austin area. Let’s get planning!


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Bridal Extravaganza – What to Know Before You Go

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We’re geared up and ready to meet you at the Bridal Extravaganza this Sunday, January 31st from Noon – 5PM at the Embassy Suites San Marcos Hotel. Wondering what to expect? Keep reading for more information and our best tips.


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Fast Five with J Bar Enterprises

Texas Weddings’ Fast Five asks local wedding professionals the same five questions to help you get to know some of the people behind the companies. Today’s Fast Five comes from Tanis Jamar, co-owner with husband David, of J Bar Enterprises.


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Recently Engaged in Austin? Here’s what to do NEXT…

As the buzz of your epic proposal begins to wane, and you’ve already starting tagging pics with your unique couple’s hashtag, it’s time to get down to the business at hand: Planning your wedding in Austin. But don’t panic. We got you – with the next steps to start with as you begin planning.


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Fast Five with The Knot Tyer Wedding Minister

Texas Weddings’ Fast Five asks local wedding professionals the same five questions to help you get to know some of the people behind the companies. Today’s Fast Five comes from Scott Payne, Minister/Owner of The Knot Tyer Wedding Minister. 
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HighPointe Estate’s Open House – Check out these great venue and vendors!

The perfect way to kick off 2021 if you’re engaged? An indulgent open house with HighPoint Estate and a fantastic lineup of wedding vendors. When planning your wedding in Austin, what easier way to knock off that To Do list then have the vendors assembled for you to meet. The theme was “Ring in the New Year” (pun intended!) and guests were greeted with pink champagne and start their journey touring this breathtaking venue and meeting eager wedding vendors.
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Start Your Planning at an Open House

Today’s couples have a wide range of tools to help them plan their big day: wedding websites, apps, shows and magazines just to name a few.

One often-overlooked option are Open Houses which are smaller, more intimate events typically hosted by the venue and usually featuring a couple of dozen select wedding professionals.

Why should attending be at the top of your planning to-do list?
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Fast Five with Tiff’s Treats Cookie Delivery

Texas Weddings’ Fast Five asks local wedding professionals the same five questions to help you get to know some of the people behind the companies. Today’s Fast Five comes from Elevia Le, Special Events Coordinator for Tiff’s Treats Cookie Delivery.  
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Cheers to the New Year!

Wow… No one expected 2020 to turn out the way it did. We had to shelter at home, come to the realization that we might run out of toilet paper, figure out distance learning, deal with unemployment and so much more. But we are strong,
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Fast Five with Desert Door Distillery

Texas Weddings’ Fast Five asks local wedding professionals the same five questions to help you get to know some of the people behind the companies. Today’s Fast Five comes from Jessica Alderete, onsite events coordinator, at the Desert Door Distillery.
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Black Friday Savings for YOUR Wedding!

While Black Friday may have changed because of the pandemic, what hasn’t changed is the savings! Here are a few special offers to help you save on your wedding! Don’t forget, you can always find the latest savings at TexasWeddings.com
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Fast Five with Lone Star Oaks

Texas Weddings’ Fast Five asks local wedding professionals the same five questions to help you get to know some of the people behind the companies. Today’s Fast Five comes from Mary Spradlin of Lone Star Oaks.
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Fast Five with Vacations in Paradise

Texas Weddings’ Fast Five asks local wedding professionals the same five questions to help you get to know some of the people behind the companies. Today’s Fast Five comes from Michelle Bouzek of Vacations in Paradise.


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Fast Five with Messina Inn

Texas Weddings’ Fast Five asks local wedding professionals the same five questions to help you get to know some of the people behind the companies. Today’s Fast Five comes from Cherri Maley of Messina Inn:
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Fast Five with foxglove & grace flowers

Texas Weddings’ Fast Five asks local wedding professionals the same five questions to help you get to know some of the people behind the companies. Today’s Fast Five comes from Mabry Hastings, owner of foxglove & grace flowers.


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Fast Five with Twin Creeks Country Club

Texas Weddings’ Fast Five asks local wedding professionals the same five questions to help you get to know some of the people behind the companies. Today’s Fast Five comes from Cara Foley of Twin Creeks Country Club.
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A Sweet New Experience for Your Guests

Today’s wedding couples, more and more often, want to offer their guests more than the traditional reception. They want to give their guests an experience. 
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Fast Five with the Pavilions at Rockport Beach

Texas Weddings’ Fast Five asks local wedding professionals the same five questions to help you get to know some of the people behind the companies. Today’s Fast Five comes from Kerry Goodall from Pavilions at Rockport Beach.
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Fast Five with Premiere Events

Texas Weddings’ Fast Five asks local wedding professionals the same five questions to help you get to know some of the people behind the companies. Today’s Fast Five comes from Delores Crum, owner of Premiere Events 
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Fast Five with Witte Idea Photo & Film

Texas Weddings’ Fast Five asks local wedding professionals the same five questions to help you get to know some of the people behind the companies. Today’s Fast Five comes from Zac & Kimberly Witte of Witte Idea Photo & Film:
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Fast Five with The OASIS on Lake Travis

Texas Weddings’ Fast Five asks local wedding professionals the same five questions to help you get to know some of the people behind the companies. Today’s Fast Five comes from Beth Dale of The OASIS on Lake Travis.
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Fast Five with Red Book Chef

Texas Weddings’ Fast Five asks local wedding professionals the same five questions to help you get to know some of the people behind the companies. Today’s Fast Five comes from Adrianna Galinda, owner of Red Book Chef.
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Wedding Gown Shopping Tips from the MOB

A quick recap of our story so far: Sheila Dunn, Texas Wedding Guide Editor for more than 20 years, has a new title, Mother-of-the-Bride as her daughter, Hannah, plans her 2021 wedding. So, what happens when an industry insider gets a chance to see things from a different point of view? Follow our occasional series to find out!


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Fast Five with Ross Lucksinger Photography

Texas Weddings’ Fast Five asks local wedding professionals the same five questions to help you get to know some of the people behind the companies. Today’s Fast Five comes from Ross Lucksinger of Ross Lucksinger Photography.
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Sheep don’t care

Sheep don’t care about quarantines and isolation. Luci Cook and Michael Holcomb, the husband and wife owners of Stregare Baking Company, have learned that first hand.
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Fast Five with The Vista on Seward Hill

Texas Weddings’ Fast Five asks local wedding professionals the same five questions to help you get to know some of the people behind the companies. Today’s Fast Five comes from Sidonee Seward, owner, The Vista on Seward Hill. 
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Fast Five with PhotoHouse Films

Texas Weddings’ Fast Five asks local wedding professionals the same five questions to help you get to know some of the people behind the companies. Today’s Fast Five comes from Will Herrington, principal/creative director of PhotoHouse Films:
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Fast Five with Complete weddings + events

 

The Texas Wedding Guide Fast Five asks local wedding professionals the same five questions to help you get to know some of the people behind the companies. Today’s Fast Five comes from Kevin Paladino, President/Owner, COMPLETE weddings+ events:
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A New Title — Mother of the Bride!

A New Title for Industry Insider: MOB!

Sheila Dunn, Texas Wedding Guide Editor, has had an opportunity to see things from a different point of view.  Read about her experience.


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7 tips for perfect family portraits- Guest Post

A version of this blog was originally posted on doubeknotpictures.com To view the original blog click here.

7 Tips for Perfect Family Portraits – By: Double Knot Pictures


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Austin’s Open Houses in October

We are extremely thankful to have had the chance to attend two amazing open houses in October. Getting a chance to visit with our professionals and watch you create your perfect wedding checklist, is why we love going to open house events. 
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Austin’s Open Houses in September

Have you noticed a change in seasons yet? In this Texas heat, me neither. That’s still not stopping our vendors from hosting these amazing open houses. With engagement season just around the corner, this is the perfect time to secure your wedding date by booking your wedding venue.  


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Why You Need to Exfoliate to Acid, NOT a Scrub

5 Fun Ways To Include Your Dog In Your Wedding

Thinking about adding your fur baby into your wedding ceremony? Pet Gals has the perfect solution to having your paw-family joining your special celebration. 
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Austin’s Open Houses in July

Open houses are a blast and don’t forget they offer the perfect glimpse into how your wedding could look! Plus you get to have all your questions answered, meet preferred vendors, and enjoy delicious bites and drinks.


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Austin’s Open Houses in June

Open Houses are an amazing opportunity to network with our favorite wedding professionals, whether it’s to find a DJ, caterer, or the venue of your dreams.


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3 Top Tips from Your Wedding Florist Expert

Got flowers checked off your to-do list? No, then here are some tips from Marilyn owner of Florals Your Way to help prepare you for that first visit. 
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Looking Great in Your Wedding Photos

We’re big believers in trusting experts and if you want to look great in your wedding photos (and who doesn’t) then ask a photographer. Double Knot Pictures has some great tips.


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Classic Cakes with a Twist

We are seeing some new trends in 2019, but mostly we are seeing some adjustments to designs that have been wedding couples favorites for a while. We spoke with wedding cake professional, Kayla from Kayla Knight Cakes who has the rundown on some of the most popular trends! 
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Austin’s Open Houses in April

Open Houses are the best! You get to enjoy five-star food, meet with the best teams of wedding professionals, and get great deals for your upcoming nuptials! All while touring some of our favorite venues! We love how these events come together because they simulate a real wedding and give you the chance to connect with local vendors. 
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Austin’s Open Houses in March

Open Houses are much-anticipated events for newly engaged couples and for great reasons! It allows you to see the venue space in action, taste delicious bites and drinks, and mingle with many of the best wedding professionals in town! If you missed March’s Open Houses we can catch you up to speed.


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Real Wedding Style ~ A Rustic Celebration at Texas Old Town

Virginia and Alex Manders

Wedding Date: April 20, 2018
Photographer: Tiffany Hofeldt Photography
 

High-end European flair meets rustic Texas Hill Country at the wedding for Virginia and Alex Manders at Texas Old Town.


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Austin’s Open Houses in February

Not all Open Houses are alike, Granberry Hills Plan and Play had a great information to share with newly engaged couples, Angel Springs had beautiful cottages to tour, and Red Corral Ranch showcased not one but two of their beautiful venues. If you missed February’s Open Houses we can catch you up to speed!
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