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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fast Five: Village Venue

Finding the right wedding venue is a combination of the right location, the right amenities…and also the right person! You want the event contact you work with to be trustworthy, professional and knowledgeable.

Event Manager at Village Venue, Travis Frasier, fits the bill. We recently spoke with Travis about planning advice, wedding traditions and a whole lot more! Read on to hear about Travis and his role at Village Venue.


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Fast Five: Diamond Barrel

Diamond Barrel‘s owner Shannon Minor knows what it’s like to be a stressed-out bride. And she’s vowed that her couples will never feel that way! Instead she runs her wedding venue with ease and pride in mind.

Diamond Barrel is Liberty Hill’s newest wedding venue. We recently spoke down with Shannon to learn a little more about the venue, and herself.


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Fast Five: The Pet Gal

One of the biggest trends in weddings is cute and furry – including your Fur Babies in your wedding! Whether your beloved pet is central to your wedding ceremony or simply one of the honored guests, more and more couples want their pets a part of their wedding day.

But what you don’t want on your wedding day is added stress! That’s where The Pet Gal comes in. Wedding Pet Coordinator Clare Sheehan offers exclusive pet wedding services and is the only provider of her kind in Austin. We spoke with Clare about her services, advice on including pets in your wedding ceremony and much more.


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Fast Five: Texas Pro DJ

When choosing the right wedding DJ you need someone reliable, knowledgeable and fun! Enter  Texas Pro DJ – one of Austin couple’s favorite wedding DJ’s.

We recently spoke with owner Barrington K. Miles about his company, favorite wedding traditions, and what just might get him teary during a wedding.


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Fast Five: Rex Formal Wear

When it comes to selecting the right wedding tuxedo in San Antonio for your groom, we say shop local!

Rex Formal Wear is the only men’s wedding tuxedo and suit shop in San Antonio that has been locally owned and operated since 1946. Sharp-dressed man and President of Rex Formal Wear, Quincy Barnes, recently spoke with us about the services his company provides, what makes their store unique, and the best day of his work week.


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Fast Five: Charles Johnson House

If you’re looking for a indoor/outdoor wedding event venue in Austin, the Charles Johnson House at the American Legion may just be the wedding venue for you.

In addition to having a beautiful wedding venue and grounds, the location has history, pride and a great cause. Event Manager Suzyn Barrientos recently sat down with us to talk about why she loves this wedding venue and what makes them uniquely special.


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Fast Five: Fabulous Balloon Events

One wedding trend we can’t get enough of? Balloons!

And if you’ve been to Pinterest lately you know we’re not talking about outdated, old-school balloon sculptures. The new take on wedding balloons is elegant, impressive and grand.

Like any trend, we don’t recommend you try to DIY your balloon sculpture! Leave it in the hands of the experts, like Tonya Cannon with Fabulous Balloon Events. We sat down with Tonya recently and talked about what services they provide, how to express your unique taste in your wedding decor, and what makes Fabulous Balloon Events different in their service and approach.


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Fast Five: Kalahari Resorts and Conventions

Recently engaged? First stop – your wedding venue!

Not only do you need to find the Austin wedding venue that has the right look, feel, space and amenities you’re looking for – you want to find a wedding venue that has the right person. And by “right person” we mean a passionate and experienced wedding sales rep that knows their stuff!

Social Sales Manager Kelli Riccio clearly loves her job planning weddings at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions! We recently sat down with Kelli and talked her favorite wedding tradition, planning advice, and why she loves planning weddings so much.


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Fast Five: Letters for You San Antonio

Neon signage is a huge trend in wedding ceremonies and receptions. And San Antonio has an exclusive wedding sign provider that provides all your marquee letter needs for your wedding.

In a recent conversation with Katherine Garcia, owner of Letters For You San Antonio, we talked all about their wedding signage services, wedding trends and why going with the right wedding sign provider makes such a difference!


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Fast Five: One Eleven East

indoor wedding ceremony at Austin wedding venue One Eleven East

First step in wedding planning, just after selecting your wedding date, is booking your Austin wedding reception venue. From the traditional to the unique, Austin and the Hill Country area have great wedding venues for couples to select from.

One we are particularly in love with is One Eleven East, an eclectic Austin wedding venue located just north of town. We sat down with Kaitlyn Taylor, Venue Director with One Eleven East and talked wedding trends, planning tips and a hopeful pandemic wedding stories from hosting one of their many wedding receptions.


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Fast Five! The Gin Wedding Venue

We love historic wedding venues in San Antonio, and The Gin fits the bill for sure! This historic cotton gin, built in 1890, is located in the North San Antonio countryside. The Gin has been beautifully restored as a unique micro-ballroom with 30-foot ceilings, a stage and the original cotton gin as the centerpiece backdrop for a truly unique Texas experience.

Catering Coordinator Leigha Sutton recently spoke with us about their wedding venue, their family and some expert tips for brides.


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Fast Five! Haute Spot Wedding Venue

Haute Spot Venue is a premier open-air event and wedding venue in Cedar Park, Texas, conveniently located about 20 minutes north of downtown Austin. With lush trees and ample event space, Haute Spot Venue is quickly becoming a favorite Austin wedding venue among Texas couples!

We recently spoke to Social Media Coordinator, McKenna Garrison on what services they provide, wedding tips and trends and favorite wedding traditions.


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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

wedding minister laughing with young couple

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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