Every bride knows the classic rhyme: “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe.” The traditional poem details what a bride should wear for good luck on her wedding day. While most Texas brides have done away with the sixpence, nearly every bride says “I do” with a special something blue. Whether you’re having a traditional wedding or a modern wedding, your something blue is a must. But what to pick for this sweet bridal tradition? Here are some unique ideas. (more…)
The rehearsal dinner is the opening act to your wedding. The event kicks off the best celebration of your life, and you’ll want to make it feel special for both you and your guests. The rehearsal dinner is the more intimate affair of your wedding celebrations, typically with just the wedding attendants, close family, and close friends in attendance the evening before your wedding day. This smaller environment allows you to focus on special moments that might get overlooked during your traditional wedding reception. Try these ideas to make the event special. (more…)
June is nearly here and so is the summer wedding season! While there is certainly no rule against a formal, traditional wedding, the relaxed atmosphere of the summer months really invites a more laidback style and attitude. If you’re planning a summer wedding – or any summertime special event – don’t forget to incorporate these white-hot trends. (more…)
Ahh . . . brunch. Once the domain of your great-aunt and her cheese blintz-loving lady friends, cutting edge restaurateurs have reinvented the classic Sunday brunch into an exciting taste adventure. Texas Hill Country is brunch central thanks to innovations that started in Austin and have moved outward. Use our helpful guide to plan your next Sunday morning outing for a meal that’s sure to satisfy and inspire. (more…)
In yesterday’s post, we discussed a few important factors to think about if you’re considering hiring a live band to play your wedding. Today, we’re exploring the other side of that classic wedding music dichotomy: what are some of the key questions you need to ask if you’re seriously considering a DJ to provide music for your special day. (more…)
It might not get the same attention as the dress or the cake, but music plays a vital role in contemporary weddings. Music sets the mood, keeps people moving and having a good time, and cues us in to special moments during the ceremony and reception. You may have your heart set on booking your favorite local band rather than opting for a professional DJ. However, you should consider these factors before booking a live band – or any live entertainment – for your wedding. (more…)
Before you turn your nose up at the idea of a theme wedding, understand that we’re not talking exclusively about an “Under the Sea” themed affair or 40s Swing themed nuptials. Just as we talk about themes in books and film, a theme for your wedding is simply a unifying factor that can be found in just about every aspect of the event, from the décor to the cake to attire worn by the wedding party. Deciding on a theme is an important first step to planning a wedding, but the task can often feel overwhelming. Today, we’ve got three simple, foolproof techniques you and your partner-to-be can use to make this important decision. (more…)
Corporate events, like conferences, seminars, operational strategy meetings, management trainings, shareholder meetings, or company picnics add spice to the sometimes humdrum daily grind of life in the business world. These events allow people to come together for a common purpose, socialize, innovate, and invigorate the life’s blood of a company. Unfortunately, too many corporate events are boring or poorly organized, resulting in what many attendees may see as a waste of time. When planning your next corporate event, make sure that you address these three key elements. (more…)
Thanks to a whole lot of rain, temperatures in Kyle are expected to be about 10 degree cooler than usual going into the first week of June. This means you and your family will be able to enjoy a range of fun outdoor activities right here in town, without having to worry about the sometimes overbearing Texas heat.
A quinceanera is a incredibly important celebration in the life of a young Latina, a rite of passage that signifies the entrance into a more mature period of life. La quinceanera (the 15-year-old girl herself) is the centerpiece of the party, but other factors like the dress, her court, and the dancing play a large role. Essential to the success of a great quinceanera is the event venue and today we’re discussing some questions you absolutely have to ask when deciding on a venue.