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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Butler's Courtyard, League City Texas

OK so I am already cheating and putting up a post about a venue that's not really in East Texas, but honestly its not that far! This venue is located in League City, Texas. Below is a map that shows the location in relation to East Texas. The venue is about 2 1/2 hours from Lufkin, and 4 hours from Tyler.

Below is the awesome exit kiss from Butler's Courtyard. The staff works with the photographer to capture those special moments, that way you get the perfect highlights for your wedding photos!

Below is the entrance for the reception area.
It is an all in one venue, which means there are bride & groom dressing areas. Below is the Bride's dressing area

This is the best part below, the grooms dressing area is full of games & manly decor!

Outdoor ceremony area. This shows 100 person seating.
This is a light lunch wedding catering, not sure of the catering company.
The cake was amazing and the flowers were a special type of rose, and they were stunning.

Reception entrance area, and this is where the sign in book was located.

The chandalears were so perfect! There are at least 15 or so matching ones hanging from the ceiling.
The mismatched mirrors were my favorite. It gives the venue a sheek/antique look.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Florist in Lufkin TX

I have been curious as to what local choices there are for florists and very excited to find out some of them actually have bridal bouquets, bridesmaid's bouquets, & boutonnieres posted online. Some also have different arrangements for ceremonies & receptions. Here are two websites of local florist (Lufkin). I'm also sure that a visit with the florist could help create a unique look if that's what you want!

Above is from Bizzy Bea Flower and Gift.
Above is from Basket and Bows II

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Bridesmaid Dresses!

This post is about picking out bridesmaid dresses. You have lots of options out there, but its so confusing sometimes! If your maids are scattered all over the country it makes a decision even more difficult. I almost gave up and went to David's Bridal because they have them all over the country, but couldn't bring myself to do it! I like that store, but I LOVE fashion even more, so I decided to find something online that I liked. Going into a store and picking out dresses is much easier, but don't knock the online brides maids choices. High end designers will design dresses that are affordable, and that have great style. I am going to highlight the Vera Wang website today because this is who I decided to use, and its actually not that difficult. I am dealing with a sales person from the NYC store, and she is helping me get all the measurements and getting the order via email. Then she ships the dresses to the girls & they get them altered after that. Really its not so bad! They also only require a portion of the total sale to do the initial ordering, so it's kinda like a payment plan! Check out the ONLINE BRIDESMAID on the right for other online brides maids styles.

Here are some of Vera Wang's colors and choices!

Below are some of my maids choices and my maid of honor. I chose grey, and different dresses.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Bridal Fairs

It's about to be 2010, and one month closer to your wedding date!! Eeeek! Jump start your research by going to a bridal fair! Its basically just like a blog but you get to meet all your vendors. In my experience face to face contact is always the best. In East Texas we have big bridal fairs that run in January. So I suggest you get over there because firstly you need to research and secondly they give away lots of stuff! I can vouch for that because I just finished editing a free session I gave away.

Below is your local bridal fair information.