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Venue Booked!!

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I am so excited to say that we have booked our venue!!!  Finally!  After much searching, that part of the wedding planning is over. 

We had our list narrowed down to our top 3 venues in San Antonio.  Two of them were from our last visit to San Antonio and the other one was actually the place my oldest sister had her wedding reception.  The only problem was that it was on an Air Force Base and we aren’t Air Force.   We found out that her and her husband (who is Air Force) could “Sponsor” us.  When we went to go look we really liked the place and then we started talking prices.  So much better!  We would be able to do things like have a hosted bar and cocktail hour that we wouldn’t be able to afford at the other places!  We really liked the idea of this place but we liked the architecture of one of the other venues more so we were dragging our feet a little. 

As fate would have it, my brother-in-law was TDY in San Antonio and my sister decided to make it a visit!  My Mr. and I went down to SA so I could see them and while we were there we got an e-mail saying that the other venue had been booked.   Even though we were told we would get a heads-up if people started looking.  We wanted to go THAT day to book this other venue.  So…we DID!!

We are having our reception at the Officer’s Club on the Air Force Base!!  So excited!!!

*Take Away Message*

Is doesn’t hurt to call and ask about having your reception at a venue that you might not think is an option.  The worst that can happen is that they say ‘No’ and you might be pleasantly surprised!



Ring is Picked!!!

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So, I had a poll about a month ago about ring shopping.  Well, the decision is made!!  We are going with the Scott Kay Ring from Jared!  Yay!!  FINALLY!

The Mr. looked SO HAPPY when we were leaving the store.  I’m not sure if this is because we finally have a ring so that he can finally “officially propose” or if it is because now he doesn’t have to go to these jewelers with me anymore!!

I am just relieved to have finally picked one!  I know it won’t be in for a while because I have a size 4 1/2 ring finger so they have to order it instead of sizing it down.  But…it’s a step!!  SO Excited!!

*CLOSED* Not Your Everyday Cards Etsy Giveaway!

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Diana over at Not Your Everyday Cards has absolutely adorable handmade products!

If you are interested in DIY projects but don’t have the time to make every detail, Not Your Everyday Cards is the place for you to go!

She sent me a set of 20 of the Teeny Tiny Burnt Orange and White Flowers.   The detail on these is great!  Each one of these flowers is actually a white flower and an orange flower on top of each other with a tiny pearl on top.  They are gorgeous!   If you were to try to make these on your own, they would take forever.  Also, I would be afraid that I would mess them up with glue oozing everywhere!  Diana @ Not Your Everyday Cards is able to make them for you!  I plan on adding these to the top of my ceremony programs with a ribbon beneath them.  We are making the programs ourselves and this is just one more detail that will really make them unique but will not take up countless more hours.

This stamp is only $1.45!

She doesn’t only make these adorable flowers, she makes gift tags, cards, stamps, etc.  Her work is all made in a smoke-free, animal-free household.

This card is only $2!  That’s right!  Hand-made with love and less expensive than a Hallmark card.

Her prices are amazing!!  Shipping is completely reasonable.

Now…for the GIVEAWAY!!  Diana at Not Your Everyday Cards is going to give one reader a $15 gift card to her store!

With such amazing prices $15 can go such a LONG way!  Example: for $15 you can get 180 of the teeny tiny burnt orange and white flowers that I received!!!


Go to Not Your Everyday Cards and look through the products!  I’m sure you’ll find something you’ll love!  She is also offering my readers a 10% off discount for any purchases with the coupon code ‘southtexaswedding‘!!!


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*This giveaway is open WORLDWIDE!  Entries will be accepted until August 20th.  At this point a winner will be chose from the comments using   I will contact the winner and they will have 48 hours to respond.  If no response, a new winner will be chosen.  I did not receive any form of compensation for my review.  I received one set of 20 Teeny Tiny Burnt Orange and White Flowers so that I could review them.  All opinions are my own.

Emporium by Yarlen Open House

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The Emporium by Yarlen will have an Open House!

The event will occur:

Sunday, August 14th from 12 noon- 5 pm at 2218 Chavaneaux Rd
San Antonio, TX 78214.   Call to confirm at 210-627-9800.

San Antonio Wedding Fair Show

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San Antonio’s Wedding Fair Show

There will be over 175 vendors.  There is a full list of events and schedule of the Wedding Fair Expo. 

If you want to attend, you can save $3 off tickets if you purchase them in advance online or they are $15 at the door.  If you are a vendor who wants a booth, you can purchase them by calling 210-545-1872. 

Event will occur:

Sunday, January 8, 2012 from 12 noon – 5 pm at JW Marriott Resort-Exhibit Hall


Sunday, June 10, 2012  at JW Marriott Resort – Exhibit Hall

Wedding Parade 2011

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A Moment In Time Wedding & Event Planning presents the 5th Annual

Wedding Parade 2011

The event will occur:

Sunday, November 6, 2011 from 12 noon – 5 pm at the Schertz Civic Center.   Couples can enter to win $1,000  at

Hill Country Bridal Spectacular

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Hill Country Bridal Spectacular 

Tickets are $5 per person online and $8 at the door.  With your purchase you get 5 door prizes!

If you are a vendor that would like to join, call 361-401-0264 or e-mail at

The event will occur October 9, 2011 on 1pm-5pm at New Braunfels Civic Center in New Braunfels, TX.