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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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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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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

outdoor wedding ceremony with white chairs

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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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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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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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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A Destination Wedding Weekend Event Right Near Home

couple walking down the street

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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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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Wedding Inspiration from Bridgerton

Netflix finally released the trailer for Bridgerton Season 2 – and we’re here for it! As we eagerly await the new season (mark your calendars for March 25th), what better way to spend our time than re-watching Season One…and gushing over all the events.

No matter how large or small your wedding, there’s something for everyone to take away from the lush Bridgerton events. From flowers to fireworks – we have all your Bridgerton wedding inspiration here!
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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: 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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Trend Spotted! Balloons

When considering your wedding decorations, balloons might not be the first type of decoration that comes to mind. But take one look at the latest trend in wedding balloons and you’ll see why couples are incorporating balloons again and again in their wedding.

Like any wedding trend – don’t be tempted to tackle this style on your own. Work with a wedding consultant or wedding decor company to achieve an elegant and whimsical look.

Read on to learn how to incorporate balloon decor into your wedding!


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Trend Spotted! Balloons

When considering your wedding decorations, balloons might not be the first type of decoration that comes to mind. But take one look at the latest trend in wedding balloons and you’ll see why couples are incorporating balloons again and again in their wedding.

Like any wedding trend – don’t be tempted to tackle this style on your own. Work with a wedding consultant or wedding decor company to achieve an elegant and whimsical look.

Read on to learn how to incorporate balloon decor into your wedding!


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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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Very Peri Fall Wedding Color Palette

Looking at Very Peri wedding palettes we now look to the fall for wedding inspiration! 

We’ve paired the Color of the Year with fall favorites such as mocha, bright green, deep rose and light pink. This mix of deeper and paler colors are an exciting twist to fall wedding design and decor. Read about how to pull this palette off for your fall wedding.


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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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Very Peri Winter Color Palette

Our last installment of Very Peri color inspiration takes a look at winter wedding inspiration – cozy bridal fashion, warming decorations and sumptuous linens. 

In truth, South Texas winter weddings aren’t always enveloped in chilly, cold weather. You’re just as likely to have sunshine and modest temperatures as you will cold winds and ice. But that doesn’t mean Texas brides don’t love the Winter Wonderland look. 

Read on to see how we created a beautiful Very Peri winter wedding color palette and get inspired for your trendy winter wedding.


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6 Ways to Make Your Wedding Day More Relaxing!

With all the work that goes into planning the perfect wedding day, you want to make sure you and your fiance are actually able to enjoy it! We have six tips from Memory Lane Ranch and Lodge on how to reduce your stress the day of your wedding that are virtually guaranteed to turn down the Stress Meter.


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BIG Wedding Entertainment

With too much time on wedding message boards chatting about cancellations, reschedules and intimate wedding ceremonies, couples planning their 2022 and 2023 weddings are ready to go big. Wedding trends all point to a mega-glam movement with plenty of pomp and a lot of circumstance.

Going big for your wedding could mean wedding gowns with obscenely long trains, dramatic colors or over-the-top decor. But if we had our way, it would definitely include embracing wedding entertainment acts that are sure to be memorable and exciting.


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Trend Spotted! Grazing Tables

Since charcuterie and wine became the go-to dinner in recent years for anyone wanting to nosh in a satisfying but bougie way, grazing boards have become hot, hot, hot.

Couple eager to capture this trend are looking for ways to incorporate grazing boards at their weddings, no matter the style or season. Read on to learn how to incorporate grazing boards into your wedding.


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Trend Spotted! Grazing Boards

Since charcuterie and wine became the go-to dinner in recent years for anyone wanting to nosh in a satisfying but bougie way, grazing boards have become hot, hot, hot.

Couple eager to capture this trend are looking for ways to incorporate grazing boards at their weddings, no matter the style or season. Read on to learn how to incorporate grazing boards into your wedding.


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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 San Antonio – 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 9th from Noon – 5PM at the The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention 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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Your 2.0 Wedding

Events of all kinds have been rescheduled, reconstructed and reimagined these days. And you may just be a couple who has experienced this first hand. Naturally, weddings have gone through many changes as well. Weddings are smaller in size. With smaller guests, they often span several days.

Having to reinvent what your looks like means couples are thinking more deeply about what a wedding is truly all about. Read on to hear how weddings have evolved, and the meaning couples are finding behind them.


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Your 2.0 Wedding

Events of all kinds have been rescheduled, reconstructed and reimagined these days. And you may just be a couple who has experienced this first hand. Naturally, weddings have gone through many changes as well. Weddings are smaller in size. With smaller guests, they often span several days.

Having to reinvent what your looks like means couples are thinking more deeply about what a wedding is truly all about. Read on to hear how weddings have evolved, and the meaning couples are finding behind them.


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New York Streets to Austin Beats: Groove Line Productions Brings Heart and Joy to Weddings

We recently sat down with James and Trelawny Bullock about their company Groove Line Productions to learn about their business, inclusive packages and incredible customer service.

Their story was fascinating and inspiring.

It’s August in New York. The heat is not only beating down, but somehow seems to be rising up from the stained, gray concrete. People are gathered on door steps and around food carts, nursing warming bottles of pop and gossiping to pass the long afternoon.

And then…music begins to play.


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Tradition Spin: Giving Away the Bride

We love scrolling through wedding photography to see the smiles and wholesome moments captured in a day. And we especially love seeing an emotional groom when a bride appears with her dad alongside her, ready to walk down the aisle. It’s sweet. And sometimes hilarious.

As fun as those pics can be, that set up isn’t for everyone.

Next in Tradition Spin! series we’re tackling the tradition of “giving away the bride.” Where the tradition came from, what still works today, and what we’re ready to reinvent.


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Tradition Spin: Giving Away the Bride

We love scrolling through wedding photography to see the smiles and wholesome moments captured in a day. And we especially love seeing an emotional groom when a bride appears with her dad alongside her, ready to walk down the aisle. It’s sweet. And sometimes hilarious.

As fun as those pics can be, that set up isn’t for everyone.

Next in Tradition Spin! series we’re tackling the tradition of “giving away the bride.” Where the tradition came from, what still works today, and what we’re ready to reinvent.


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Trend Spotted! Bright, Bold Colors

Weddings are back and bolder than ever!

As couples are celebrating their unions, the mood is full of joy and spontaneity. Cautious colors are out and bright, bold colors are in. These palettes are picture perfect for couples who want to show off their fun, adventurous side.

If you love wearing the latest trends, or are known for a bold, fuchsia dress in a sea of LBD’s – this just might be the trend for you. Read on to learn how to make this trend work for your wedding.


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Trend Spotted! Bright, Bold Colors

Weddings are back and bolder than ever!

As couples are celebrating their unions, the mood is full of joy and spontaneity. Cautious colors are out and bright, bold colors are in. These palettes are picture perfect for couples who want to show off their fun, adventurous side.

If you love wearing the latest trends, or are known for a bold, fuchsia dress in a sea of LBD’s – this just might be the trend for you. Read on to learn how to make this trend work for your wedding.


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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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Open House & Wedding Event Recap!

Fall is here and that means Open House time in the wedding planning world!

Wedding events like Open Houses are a fun part of wedding planning. You can visit your favorite wedding venues, and also meet some of their preferred wedding vendors – all while sipping cocktails and noshing on complimentary food.

We have the rundown on the first open house and wedding events that kicked off the season. Be sure to check out our Upcoming Events page to learn about more not-to-miss wedding events coming up!


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Eat This! Getting the Most from Your Tasting

What’s one key ingredient in a great wedding reception? Food, glorious food!

No one wants to serve (or eat!) a la Rubber Chicken at their wedding. You want food that has both style and substance. Something that can be unique and fun, but palatable for the masses.

It’s a tall order. And considering that catering will no doubt be one of the big ticket items in your wedding budget, it’s something you want to get right.

So let’s talk catering choices, challenges and how to get the most from your tasting!


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Eat This! Getting the Most from Your Tasting

What’s one key ingredient in a great wedding reception? Food, glorious food!

No one wants to serve (or eat!) a la Rubber Chicken at their wedding. You want food that has both style and substance. Something that can be unique and fun, but palatable for the masses.

It’s a tall order. And considering that catering will no doubt be one of the big ticket items in your wedding budget, it’s something you want to get right.

So let’s talk catering choices, challenges and how to get the most from your tasting!


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Shipping & Shortages & Price Hikes – Oh My!

No couples need added stress to their wedding planning efforts, especially these days. You may have had to reschedule your wedding, more than once. Or perhaps you planned a more intimate affair, and are now gearing up for a large-scale reception. Now you’re struggling to find a wedding venue with a Saturday open anytime soon.

And then, you get an email from your bridal store telling you your wedding dress will be shipped four weeks later than planned.

Ugh.

Many couples are feeling the post-pandemic (can we call it that yet?) strain on their wedding plans. Despite the news headlines, shortages and shipping delays are taking many couples by surprise.

We have the rundown on how the current economic woes may affect your wedding plans, and what you can do about it.


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Shipping & Shortages & Price Hikes – Oh My!

No couples need added stress to their wedding planning efforts, especially these days. You may have had to reschedule your wedding, more than once. Or perhaps you planned a more intimate affair, and are now gearing up for a large-scale reception. Now you’re struggling to find a wedding venue with a Saturday open anytime soon.

And then, you get an email from your bridal store telling you your wedding dress will be shipped four weeks later than planned.

Ugh.

Many couples are feeling the post-pandemic (can we call it that yet?) strain on their wedding plans. Despite the news headlines, shortages and shipping delays are taking many couples by surprise.

We have the rundown on how the current economic woes may affect your wedding plans, and what you can do about it.


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Throwing Out Tradition: Wedding Traditions That We’re Ready to Toss

Wedding traditions are a great way to bring substance and meaning to your wedding ceremony and reception.

But for every meaningful and sweet wedding tradition out there, there’s just as many that seem outdated and frankly, tired. We have the run down on wedding traditions that are, thankfully, beginning to fade.


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Throwing Out Tradition: Wedding Traditions That It’s Time to Toss

Wedding traditions are a great way to bring substance and meaning to your wedding ceremony and reception.

But for every meaningful and sweet wedding tradition out there, there’s just as many that seem outdated and frankly, tired. We have the run down on wedding traditions that are, thankfully, beginning to fade.


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Trend Spotted! Neon Signs

Neon signs are becoming oh-so-trendy at wedding receptions and we are so excited about this trend. Neon wedding signs range from the sentimental to the humorous, can be customized and reusable, and add an edgy, festive flair to wedding reception decor. 

We’re showcasing some great neon wedding signs, and how to use them in your wedding.


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August Austin Wedding Event Highlights!

August signals the end of summer, and the end of summer bridal events.

We have your recap all the best open houses in August and the wedding professionals you need to know. Missed an August event but ready to head out in the next couple months? Check out our Events Page for upcoming happenings!


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August San Antonio Event Highlights!

August signals the end of summer, and the end of summer bridal events.

We have your recap all the best open houses in August and the wedding professionals you need to know. Missed an August event but ready to head out in the next couple months? Check out our Events Page for upcoming happenings!


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