Many brides think of their local courthouse or Vegas when they hear the term elopement, and even if they find that idea appealing they may shy away from getting wed without any of their friends or family present. Still, even those brides that always hoped to plan a lavish wedding, may sometimes find themselves dreaming of the seemingly stress-free process of literally going to the chapel to quickly get hitched. Especially while in the often pesky throws of wedding planning, even traditional-minded brides and grooms can long for the ease of an elopement. Fortunately, if you want the joy of sharing your wedding day with your friends and family, without all the hectic months – or even years – of planning, some wedding venues offer the best of both worlds, with packages known as elopement weddings! (more…)
Well gentlemen, today we have arrived at the final portion of our series of tips on proposing. We’ve already discussed finding the perfect ring, and why we think you still need to get down on one knee, but for those of you still nervous about popping the question, we have just a bit more advice that we think can help calm those nerves and prep you for your big moment! If you want to plan a proposal your girlfriend will be proud to recount to all her friends – and what guy doesn’t – here are the final ideas to weigh, while planning for this special occasion! (more…)
Sure, it can be daunting trying to plan the perfect proposal, something that will let your girlfriend know just how special she is to you. And unlike wedding planning, you probably don’t want to plan it with her help. After all, the element of surprise is a pretty big deal when it comes to engagements! Fortunately we’re here today to offer up some helpful proposal tips, from a female point-of-view. And with Valentine’s Day coming up, some of you might be particularly anxious for ideas. (Hint, hint.) Yesterday we talked all about finding the right bling. Today we’ll talk about bending down on one knee, and what else we think girls really want in a proposal!
Today we’d like to speak to the gentlemen out there, namely those of you with hopes to propose soon.
If you already have a ring box burning a hole in your coat pocket, we will be talking to you tomorrow about planning the perfect proposal. But for those of you who have yet to brave the jewelry store, today is all about you, and how to go about first finding a ring that will reflect your girlfriend’s great style, and also show the world just how much you love her! A perfect proposal, after all, starts with the right ring; here are some tips on how to make sure you find “the one.”
Just when you thought the most difficult part of wedding planning was over, having at last completed your guest list, now you find yourself charged with the unpleasant task of creating table arrangements with all those names. Yikes! Sure it can be difficult trying to determine where to seat your aunt that isn’t speaking to your cousin or your fiancé’s notoriously obnoxious boss. But setting the tables, so to speak, is no reason to stress. A few creative ideas can help make choosing place settings much smoother, and help make the wedding day a success for all invited! (more…)
Sure, the countdown has already begun for Cupid’s annual arrival. But Valentine’s Day isn’t the only romantic date for most couples. Late winter and early spring are often a time for celebrating anniversaries, as well, and potentially a surprise engagement or two. If you, or someone you love will soon be celebrating an anniversary or getting engaged, now is a great time start planning a lovely party honoring the occasion. And one of the very best ways to ensure you have a lavish and memorable soiree is to host it at a beautiful event venue, which creates a unique backdrop for your party, and also frees you from spending the entire party day dusting! (more…)
So, you have finally narrowed down the list of photographers in your area to your absolute favorites. Or perhaps, better yet, you have taken your sister’s advice and fallen in love with the photographer who also shot her wedding! Unfortunately, there is the chance that now you will learn that your dream photographer is over the budget you have set for wedding photography. What’s a bride to do? Well don’t give up just yet on landing that perfect photographer. Here are just a few tips for making things work. (more…)
For brides who don’t already have a photographer in mind, or even a friend or family member to recommend one, the options can definitely seem overwhelming, especially in larger cities like Austin. But before you resort to throwing a dart at the Google results for photographers in your area, let us give you some advice about how to choose and hire the wedding photographer that will be a great fit on your day, and give you wonderful photos to cherish for years to come. (more…)
Of course you know wedding photography is a worthwhile and important investment for your big day. After all, few things will last as long as the memories captured through photographs. And you know you want the best! Unfortunately that doesn’t always make it any easier to select a wedding photographer. In fact, it may make this decision even harder than many others. Unless you happen to be friends with a talented photographer, or have your heart set on someone’s work you have already seen, how do you narrow down the wonderful field of photographers in your area? Here are just a few things to consider before scheduling a consultation with your top picks. (more…)
If you’re gearing up to get married this year, you certainly won’t want to miss Texas Old Town’s upcoming events. This year’s winter bridal fair will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, January 31, 2016. This is a great chance to meet reliable Austin-area wedding vendors, and also to tour all four of Texas Old Town’s venues. Plus, at the end of February, we will be hosting one of our legendary Bridal Garage Sales. This event will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, February 21, 2016, and it is a great chance to pick up some wedding décor and accessories at a deeply discounted price, all on the premises of our rustic wedding venue in the heart of Hill Country! (more…)