What’s the Right Wedding Venue for Your Big Day?

What’s the Right Wedding Venue for Your Big Day?

Nicki and Jacob fell in love with Texas Old Town’s Red Bud venue, which offers a combination of dreamy romance and rustic charm!

Are you just beginning the exciting process of planning your dream wedding? If so, first let us say congratulations! Getting engaged is an exciting time, and planning a wedding can be a lot of fun. Of course, one of the first big decisions you’ll likely want to make is where you plan to wed. After all, you can’t send out invitations or make travel arrangements if you don’t know where you’re getting married. Fortunately, we know a thing or two when it comes to choosing the right wedding venue. Here are some simple approaches to finding the right venue for your special day! (more…)

Honor Your Hobbies and Interests on Your Wedding Day

Honor Your Hobbies and Interests on Your Wedding Day

Chelsea and Woody celebrated their passion for music with a life-sized guitar cake! Photo by Tony Elena Smith Photo

Did you fall for your fiancé after hearing him play the guitar for the first time? Is it a joint love of arcade games that keeps your romance fresh? Perhaps you are both bookworms, cycling enthusiasts, or avid fans of the home team? Personal touches can help to make your wedding meaningful and memorable. So whatever your hobbies and passions, you shouldn’t be afraid to put them on full display on your wedding day! (more…)

How Do I Pick My Wedding Flowers?

How Do I Pick My Wedding Flowers?

We loved that Jordan’s gorgeous bouquets looked like they could have been freshly picked. They were perfect paired with her bridesmaids’ casual and cute chambray shirts!
Photo by Tony Elena Smith Photo

When you flip through bridal magazines, or look on Pinterest, is it the flowers that you are most excited about? It’s rare that a girl gets to have her choice of flowers, much less so many of them. For some brides this can be absolutely exiting, but others may find the process a bit overwhelming. The good news is choosing flowers should be really fun, and these simple tips can help to take the stress out of wedding planning, specifically figuring out whether lilies or lavender, carnations or cacti, roses or ranunculas, or some unique combination of them all, are right for you. (more…)

How Big Is Too Big for Your Bridal Party?

How Big Is Too Big for Your Bridal Party?Do you have a ton of best friends, but worry that inviting them all to participate in the wedding could feel a bit overwhelming? Basically, are you wondering whether there is such a thing as a bridal party that is simply too big? Over the last few years, many brides have opted to live by the “bigger is better” philosophy, when it comes to their wedding parties. The result? It’s not uncommon to hear of brides with eight, nine or many more bridesmaids! And while there’s nothing wrong with a big – even huge – bridal party, there are a few things you should consider during your wedding planning, before deciding just how many girls to ask to serve as bridesmaids.

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Enjoy Your Next Special Event More with a Designated Party Venue

Enjoy Your Next Special Event More with a Designated Party VenueAre you about to be celebrating a major milestone? Whether it is your own anniversary or a loved one’s birthday, a recent engagement or an upcoming retirement, a special occasion can be made even more fun and less stressful by choosing a special event venue. Event venues help to provide comfortable accommodations, and often in scenic settings. Perhaps best of all, they can take some of the stress and pressure off you, as your family’s resident party planner!

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Don’t Miss TOT’s Upcoming Bridal Fair!

Don’t Miss TOT’s Upcoming Bridal Fair!If you are in the process of planning your Austin-area dream wedding, then you definitely want to grab your calendar to mark a special date now. Texas Old Town will be hosting its summer Bridal Fair from 2 to 5 p.m., on Sunday, August 6, 2017! This a great opportunity for brides to meet with a variety of wonderful and reliable wedding vendors, including florists, photographers, caterers, beauticians, etc. Plus, there will be live music, door prizes, gift bags and more. So, you will want to grab your mom and sisters or a few close friends, and head out to the fair for both the fun and the chance to tackle some of your biggest wedding planning tasks, namely hiring a vendor team you can trust to bring your vision to life! (more…)

How Can You Enjoy Your Engagement Session More?

How Can You Enjoy Your Engagement Session More?

Your engagement session should be fun and comfortable, for you and your fiance. And it can be, with these simple tips for relaxing, and enjoying the time together!

Are you excited about your upcoming engagement session, but also a bit nervous about it? After all, this is probably the first time you will be meeting your photographer face-to-face. For many, it may also be the first time they’re in front of a camera as a couple, at least one that doesn’t also double as a cell phone. Whether you’re worried about what to wear, or what to do with your hands, or simply where to have your session, we’ve got some simple tips and advice, which can help you to actually enjoy your engagement session! (more…)