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Fast Five! La Bonne Vie

Choosing the perfect wedding venue doesn’t have to be a struggle!

We recently spoke with Justine Thompson with La Bonne Vie Ranch on her best planning advice for couples, the story behind the wedding venue and what makes wedding days at La Bonne Vie Ranch special.


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Fast Five: Coldwell Banker

When choosing the right wedding professional for you, trust is a major factor. And this is no more true than selecting the right realtor to work with!

Whether you are buying your first home or selling two homes to combine households, Patrice and Elena with Coldwell Banker Realty will be there for you. We recently sat down and spoke with them more about how they make the process smooth for their clients, why they love their job and their unique, but important, wedding planning advice.


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Fast Five! Odd Brew Photography

Odd Brew Photography services San Antonio couples with expert photography that is beautifully shot, delivered on time, and filled with the passion for great service that comes from their company values.

We recently spoke with David of the husband and wife duo that runs Odd Brew Photography. Read on to hear about their wedding photography services, business inspiration and a whole lot more!


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Fast Five! Lux Limo

Lux Limo of Austin is an established, reliable Austin limousine service specializing in providing couples with incredible service and a great experience!

We recently spoke with owner Andrea McAdams about what makes her Austin limousine company unique, wedding trends and wedding planning advice. Read on to find out more! 
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Fast Five! Robert’s Flower Shop

Not many San Antonio wedding businesses can say they’ve been in business for 75 years – but Robert’s Flower Shop can! This family owned and operated local floral shop icon has been serving San Antonio brides and our community for generations.

We recently sat down and spoke to owner Stephen Verastegui about everything from his favorite wedding trend he incorporates in his floral designs and his favorite family vacation.


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Fast Five! Southern Girls Cosmetics and Skincare

For weddings and parties of all kinds, what do women need most? A good pair of heels and long-lasting makeup.

Though Charlene Pryor may not be able to make those 4-inch heels comfier, she can definitely ensure your makeup lasts and your skin is glowing. We recently spoke with Charlene about Southern Girls Cosmetics and Skincare and learned about why she loves working with brides, her approach to graceful aging and little about her fur baby!


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Fast Five! Aly Am Paperie Invitations & Gifts

Gretchen started Aly Am Paperie Invitations & Gifts with one primary inspiration: Family.

We recently sat down with Gretchen to talk about being a part of couple’s Happily Ever After, what type of services her store provides, and how her company is truly unique.


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Fast Five! Messina Inn

Cherri Maley with Messina Inn wedding venue loves all things weddings, great food and travel. She is just the sort of enthusiastic person couples want to work with for their weddings!

We recently spoke with Cherri about Messina Inn, her favorite vacation and what truly makes the wedding workweek great.


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Fast Five! Blooms by H-E-B

A beautiful wedding is filled with beautiful flowers. And one of our favorite wedding florists is Blooms by H-E-B!

We recently sat down with Margaret Garza, Business Coordinator at H-E-B Blooms to talk about their wedding services, planning advice, and what makes Blooms special.


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Jumpstart Your Wedding Planning @ the January Bridal Extravaganza

Ready to get wedding planning? Head to the biggest and best bridal show in Austin – the Bridal Extravaganza! The show is the perfect place to meet wedding professionals, get inspiration and win big with Cash for Contracts, prizes and more. So join us January 8th & 9th from Noon – 5PM at the Palmer Events Center.

No tickets yet? Avoid the line and purchase in advance with our online ticket portal.

Keep reading for more information and our best tips!


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Fast Five: Groove Line Productions

Selecting the right DJ is crucial to bringing the right life and energy into your wedding reception. And Groove Line Productions is the perfect choice to make this happen.

We recently spoke to them about their experience in the wedding industry, favorite wedding story and DJ Ptch Blaq’s favorite food dish!


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Fast Five! Palisades Designs

Floral backdrops are a fun way to add some color to your wedding photos for you and your guests! Having a quality provider means beautiful backdrops and easy delivery and set up.

Megan Vargas with Palisades Designs exclusively creates floral wall rentals, along with additions such as fairy lights, drapes or balloons. We spoke with her about starting her company, wedding traditions and her favorite San Antonio foods!
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Fast Five! Lauren Crumpler Photography

Lauren Crumpler of Lauren Crumpler Photography always had a love of photography from a young age. We spoke with Lauren recently about her photography studio, funny wedding day memories along with trends, advice and more.


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Fast Five! La Bonne Vie Ranch

Choosing the perfect wedding venue doesn’t have to be a struggle!

We recently spoke with Justine Thompson with La Bonne Vie Ranch on her best planning advice for couples, the story behind the wedding venue and what makes wedding days at La Bonne Vie Ranch special.


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Fast Five! Top Tier Bakery

Choosing your wedding cake is one of the sweetest tasks on your To Do list!

We sat down with Tishauna Barnes of Top Tier Bakery to learn more about her business, what inspired her to start her company, and what she loves about baking wedding cakes.


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Fast Five: Sugar Shaker Bakery

When you hire Sugar Shaker Bakery for your wedding, you may start with getting your wedding cake – but end up with a baker for every birthday, anniversary and macaron craving!

Read on to learn more about Sugar Shaker’s favorite wedding trends, planning advice, and what makes them unique.


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Fast Five: Picture Me SA

Husband and wife duo Gwen & Jerry Garcia started Picture Me SA in 2016, looking for a way to make some additional fund with a busy schedule of jobs, life, kids and dogs.

They now own a company who specializes in the latest photo booth technology, and creating great experiences for their couples. Hear about their story, what makes them different, and an epic family road trip.


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Fast Five: Elm Pass Woods

We recently spoke with Alexandria Gold-Haws about her and her husbands unique wedding venue in the Texas Hill Country – Elm Pass Woods.

Elm Pass Woods is best known for creating Wedding Festivals for their unique and adventurous couples. This creative take on a wedding reception means plenty of fun, laughs, and memorable moments.

Read more to hear about what makes Elm Pass Woods, and its owners, so special.


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Fast Five: Elm Pass Woods

We recently spoke with Alexandria Gold-Haws about her and her husbands unique wedding venue in the Texas Hill Country – Elm Pass Woods.

Elm Pass Woods is best known for creating Wedding Festivals for their unique and adventurous couples. This creative take on a wedding reception means plenty of fun, laughs, and memorable moments.

Read more to hear about what makes Elm Pass Woods, and its owners, so special.


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Fast Five: Southern Gentlemen

Your San Antonio wedding DJ needs to know more than good music. They need to be great event emcees. They need to be adaptable to last-minute changes. And they need to keep your party popping!

Southern Gentlemen Entertainment does all that and more. We sat down with owner Mike Hays to learn more about the inspiration for his company and his best advice on selecting the right DJ for your wedding.


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Fast Five: Whiskey & Lace Boudoir

Boudoir photography takes a special kind of photographer. Not only to they need to be an expert in their craft, they need to be able to build a trusting, fun environment for their clients.

Amanda is a genuine, fun-loving photographer that is hard not to build an instant connection with. Brides love her product, her service and her infectious smile. We recently spoke to Amanda about the origins of her business and a learned a little more about her as well.


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Fast Five – Texas Old Town

Finding the right Austin wedding venue is an important early step in planning your wedding. You’ll want to review several wedding venues in advance, and choose two to five to visit in person.

If you’re looking for a great Texas Hill Country venue in an incredible setting, look no further than Texas Old Town.

We recently spoke with them to talk wedding trends, what makes Texas Old Town unique, and favorite travel spots!

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Fast Five Austin – Westlake Eye Specialists

Your eyesight may not be the first thing you think of when preparing for your wedding day, but for many couples this may be the perfect opportunity to invest in your health and beauty. Westlake Eye Specialists not only provides LASIK surgery among other types of surgery, but Lid Rejuvenation and Botox, helping you look your best for the day. We sat down with them to learn a little bit more about their business.


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Fast Five Austin – I Pronounce You

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Finding the right wedding minister can sometimes be an afterthought in the midst of your wedding planning. But one sit down with Nancy with I Pronounce You and you’ll know you’re in the right place. Read on to find out Nancy’s favorite new wedding trend (it’s hilarious!), how her company is different and all the services I Pronounce You provides.


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Fast Five with Sugar Clouds Cotton Candy

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 Lauren Leal, owner of Sugar Clouds Cotton Candy.
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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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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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Fast Five with Bridal Connection at Stone Oak

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, Angelita Sorensen, boutique manager at the Bridal Connection at Stone Oak.
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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 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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Fast Five with Odd Brew 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 David Alvarez, owner of Odd Brew Photography.  
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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 Russ Russell, Cruise Planners

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 C.T. “Russ” Russell:
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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 Sun Gold Photograpy

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 Paula Williams, co-owner (with husband Damian) of Sun Gold Photography.
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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 Circle J Ranch

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 Meka Jenkins, owner, Circle J Ranch:
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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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