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5 Questions in 5 Minutes: The Exclusive Cake Shop

This week, we sat down with the owner of The Exclusive Cake Shop, Rosa Ramos to talk about what makes her wedding bakery unique, wedding cake trends and the how she got started baking cakes.


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Wedding Dress Shopping: The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Wedding Dress Shopping Experience

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Picking out your wedding dress is a naturally fun part of your wedding planning experience. But finding the right dress takes time – and that means planning a wedding dress shopping day!

From searching for the perfect dress, to knowing what bridal shops to visit, to easy tips you may not know, you’ll need to know how to plan your wedding dress shopping in advance.

Here’s how to get from dreaming to saying yes to the dress no matter your style or budget.


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Rebecca Jane Photography: For the Love of Family, Weddings & Photography

Rebecca Jane Photography knows how to capture a love story, because the company came from a love story.

The company’s founders, Rebecca and Alex, were high school sweethearts. After marrying in 2003, they welcomed their first daughter in 2005. That year they also gave birth to Rebecca Jane Photography.


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Buying Your New Home Together

If one early step in a relationship can top wedding planning in overall potential stress, it’s buying a home together. Whether it’s your first home or forever home, you’ll want to cross that threshold with a thriving relationship, not added strain. And we’ve got the advice to help with that.


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Best Wedding Cakes in San Antonio

Selecting your wedding cake flavors and design is a fun part of planning your wedding. But with every wedding baker promising fresh ingredients and the latest designs, who do you choose?

Search out a San Antonio wedding baker that is well-established, has solid reviews, and whose designs connect with your style. Lucky, we’ve done the research for you!

So who has the best wedding cakes in San Antonio? We have our top picks for you!


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5 Questions in 5 Minutes: 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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Planning a Destination Wedding

A destination wedding can be a good idea for couples who come from two different cities, or whose loved ones are spread throughout the country. If the majority of guests already have to travel, why not head to a beautiful and memorable location?


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5 Questions in 5 Minutes: 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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Popular First Dance Song Ideas for Your Wedding

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Choosing your first dance song is one of the best parts of planning your wedding reception. You may already have a go-to song that played on your first date, or has a special meaning to you. Perhaps you’ll want to dance to the same song your parent’s did, or a favorite song of a beloved relative.

But if you’re in need of some ideas for popular first dance songs, you’ve come to the right place. Our curated list features everything from country music to classics. So open up your Spotify and start listening! And for more ideas, consult with your wedding DJ.
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Eat This! Getting the Most from Your Wedding Food 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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5 Questions in 5 Minutes: 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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Photo Booths Rentals: Affordable Finds to Trendy Options!

Photo Booth rentals remain a popular wedding reception entertainment choice. You may be looking for a unique photo booth idea or an affordable photo booth option.

Either way, you’ll want to do research to know photo booth options are available in the San Antonio and Austin through which photo booth companies.

Thankfully, we’ve done the work for you! Check out all the information you need to know about wedding photo booth rentals near you.


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How To Choose Your Wedding Colors

Wedding Stationary and Flowers in Green, Mauve, Burgundy, Marigold & Pink

Once your wedding date is announced and planning begins in earnest, you’ll frequently get asked one question many times – What are your wedding colors? 

The question may be common, but can elicit stressful feelings. Your overall wedding design hinges on choosing the perfect color scheme. 

But don’t stress. We have your step-by-step guide on how to choose your wedding colors.


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The Best San Antonio Wedding DJs: Our Picks!

Looking for the best San Antonio wedding DJ? We have you covered.

You want your wedding DJ to be affordable, fun, and reputable. You want someone knowledgeable who knows how to MC to keep your wedding program on track. If you’re looking for the best San Antonio wedding DJ, we have the perfect list for you.


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Fredericksburg: A Texas Wedding Destination

Nothing says Texas like the Hill Country.

And nothing says Texas Hill Country like Fredericksburg!

For brides and couples looking for that perfect Texas Hill Country wedding, Fredericksburg is the ideal location. With a large variety of wedding venues, restaurants, and activities, there is something for everyone. And at every budget!


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Best Engagement Shoot Locations in San Antonio

Searching for the perfect photo shoot location for your engagement pictures? Look no further than our extensive guide. From classic San Antonio locations to elegant gardens, we’ll help you find the best engagement shoot locations in San Antonio!


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5 Questions in 5 Minutes: Ryan Hamilton Photography

When deciding on the right wedding photographer for you, don’t miss a chance to check out Ryan Hamilton Photography. With years of wedding photography experience and an artistic touch, Ryan Hamilton is in demand!

This week we spoke with Ryan, owner of Ryan Hamilton Photography about his expert advice for couples, wedding trends and his go to foodie dishes!


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5 Questions in 5 Minutes: 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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5 Questions in 5 Minutes: Rimaness

Nothing beats a LIVE band for entertainment at your wedding. A live band can energize the crowd and keep everyone dancing.

For this week’s 5 Questions in 5 Minutes we spoke with Raymond Underwood, musician and owner of the Rimaness band. Read on to hear about their inspiration, love for weddings and what makes their band unique!


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Exceptional Service & Affordable Prices: Blanca’s Cake & Catering

A woman and minority-owned business, Blanca’s Cake and Catering has been a go-to wedding pro in San Antonio for more than 25 years.

Perhaps that’s because of their mouth-watering and beautiful wedding cakes that somehow taste straight from the oven fresh for every wedding.

Perhaps it’s because their catering options have a delicious homestyle flavor that guests love, at budget-friendly prices that couples love.

But we think the real secret to success is Blanca herself.


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5 Questions in 5 Minutes: Southern Gentlemen Entertainment

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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Missed the San Antonio Bridal Extravaganza? Check out all the highlights here!

The ultimate jump-start on your wedding planning? The Bridal Extravaganza of course. Couples from all over San Antonio joined us for a day of fashion, sweet cake samples, savory catering, pumping DJ’s and so much more. The Bridal Extravaganza is the largest Bridal Show in San Antonio.

Missed the fun?

Check out the details and photos below and join us for the next show on January 15th 2023!


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5 Questions in 5 Minutes: Bridal Connection at Stone Oak

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One of the first steps you take in planning your wedding is choosing your bridal gown. It’s a fun and important part of planning your wedding.

This week we sat down with Angelita Sorensen, boutique manager at the Bridal Connection at Stone Oak. to talk about what makes their bridal shop unique, favorite client stories and why she loves working at the Bridal Connection.
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Weddings by H-E-B: You Won’t Believe What a Grocery Store Can Do for Your Wedding!

You know H-E-B is known for always knocking it out of the park with quality, service and high standards. But you may not know – they bring that same quality and affordability to weddings all over Texas!

Read on to find out all the many ways H-E-B can assist you with your wedding needs.


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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 Sunday, September 11th from 12PM – 5PM at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

The 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 – use the code BLOG to snag your free ticket!


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5 Questions in 5 Minutes with Pavilions at Rockport Beach

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Destination weddings start with the ideal location – and your perfect beach wedding is at the Pavilions at Rockport Beach!

This week we sit down with Kerry Goodall from Pavilions at Rockport Beach to talk about how long they’ve been in business, what makes their location unique, and her favorite part of the job. Read on for more info!
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5 Questions in 5 Minutes with Odd Brew Photography

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Choosing the right wedding photographer is an important step in planning your wedding. This week we sat down with David Alvarez, owner of Odd Brew Photography to talk about why he started his wedding photography company, what inspires his work and his favorite part of the job!


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Unique Ways to Save at the San Antonio Bridal Extravaganza

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The Bridal Extravaganza is coming September 11th at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

There’s no other area wedding show that has more ways to save money on your wedding than the Bridal Extravaganza. We’ve listed all of our money-saving specials and tips on how to maximize your savings. Learn all the ways to save here!


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5 Question in 5 Minutes: Texas Pix Photo Booth

A photo booth is a must-have to add some fun to your wedding cocktail hour or reception. And there are so many options to choose from!

We recently spoke to the owner of Texas Pix Photo Booth, Erica Banda, about what photo booth services they provide,


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Jumpstart Your Wedding Planning at the San Antonio 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 September 11th 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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Hosting a Brunch Wedding: Ideas, Tips and Timeline

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Brunch – it’s not just for bridal showers anymore!

Brunch weddings make for an excellent alternative to busier Saturday night events. Hosting a brunch wedding is inherently festive, and can bring garden-party vibes to your wedding reception. Your brunch wedding reception can be elegant and sophisticated, or relaxed and cheerful.

Hosting a brunch wedding can be fun. But remember, it takes just as much effort and planning as a traditional wedding reception. Thankfully, we have plenty of brunch wedding ideas for you, tips on what to consider, and the essential wedding brunch timeline.


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5 Questions in 5 Minutes: Catering by Norris

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Catering by Norris is a well-known and loved catering company that provides catering services to major cities across Texas. This week we’re talking with Linda Norris, owner of Catering by Norris. We talked about how their services and business have grown over the years, planning advice and wedding trends.
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5 Ways to Create a Texas Twist to Your Wedding: Expert Advice from The County Line

There’s no doubt about it, Texans are proud of their home State. And couples in Texas, or those returning there for their wedding, love to show off what makes the Lone Star State special. 

No matter if you’re hosting your wedding at an elegant downtown ballroom or at a ranch in the Hill Country, there are so many different ways you can add a little, or a lot, of Texas into your wedding. And the experts at The County Line gave us their Texas tips.


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How To Choose Your Wedding Party: The Complete Guide

Your wedding party helps with the details, gives you support, and overall makes your wedding planning process just that much more enjoyable. The fun parties, the trips, the matching robes – you want it all. And you want it with the right people.

How to choose your wedding party isn’t rocket science. Still, you need to take your time and consider the overall dynamics.

So before you start planning your adorable bridesmaid invitation gifts…read on for information on all you need to consider.


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5 Questions in 5 Minutes: Ever After Studio

Choosing your wedding photographer is an important step in the wedding planning process. You want someone reliable, easy to work with, and passionate about weddings. Cue –  Ever After Studio, wedding photographer in the Austin and San Antonio area.

We recently sat down with owner Matt Kittrell and talked inspiration, planning advice and his favorite part of the job!


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Wedding Hashtag Generator: Complete Guide to a Creative & Unique Wedding Hashtag

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Need a creative wedding hashtag? We got you.

Wedding hashtags are a great way to keep track of special moments captured by your friends and family for your wedding. Plus, a wedding hashtag also generates interest and excitement prior to your wedding day.

Don’t be intimidated by creating a unique wedding hashtag. We have the advice you need on how to create one, and a wedding hashtag generator to make it easy.


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Five Questions in Five Minutes with Airwave Dave

When searching for a wedding DJ you want to make sure your DJ is knowledgeable with solid experience and great customer service. And you can’t get a better combo of those three than with DJ Airwave Dave!

This week we sat down with David Krieger of Airwave Dave Entertainment to talk about his decades long experience in the industry, hilarious wedding stories and what makes his company so unique.


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Five Questions in Five Minutes with Mad Dogs Restaurant

With eight different restaurants in San Antonio and on the River Walk, Mad Dogs Restaurant Group has something for every couple. Whether you’re looking for a bar-hopping bachelor or bachelorette experience, or a Texas German-style rehearsal dinner, they’ve got you covered.

This week, we’re talking with Ryan Wood, Director of Sales and Marketing for Mad Dogs Restaurant Group. We talked about the variety of Mad Dog downtown San Antonio restaurants, why this is the best job he’s ever had and even his own recent engagement!


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The Texas Wedding Guide App: Wedding Planning Made Easy

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Planning a San Antonio wedding? Don’t miss downloading the only local San Antonio wedding planning app – the Texas Wedding Guide app!

This free and easy wedding planning tool has all the essentials you need. From finding local San Antonio wedding vendors to managing your guest list, the app is loaded with features and syncs flawlessly with your TexasWeddings.com Wedding Portal.

We have the run down all the best features you can find on the app!

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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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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! Mantra Photography

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

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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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San Antonio Venue Tour: City Center

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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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How to Host a Successful Wedding Ceremony Rehearsal: Tips from La Escondida Wedding Venue

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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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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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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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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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