The Wedded Bliss Blog

How to Make Your Wedding Day Even More Special

How to Make Your Wedding Day Even More Special

We all know in our heart of hearts that a wedding is a symbolic expression of love and union. It’s about two people coming together as one, promising that they’ll…

Summer Beauty Tips for the Future Bride

Summer Beauty Tips for the Bride-to-be

Photo by Lindsay Steele Photography Summer may bring the two H’s (heat and humidity), but that doesn’t mean you have to stay inside to look beautiful. In fact, there’s a…

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Bella Sera Ranch

“We provide a more relaxed atmosphere to honor, recognize and celebrate life’s milestones.”

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The Hilton Garden Inn

Going above and beyond hotel service with exceptional amenities and the comfort of home.

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Honey Tree Health Food & Eatery

Specialized Wedding Cakes, Catering and Dessert Designs with a Healthy Twist

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Elite Restroom Trailers, LLC

A New Generation of Elegant and Comfortable Public Restrooms

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Engagement Stories – Mary Catherine Damon & Ryan Alford – July/August 2017

Stories that Touch the Heart and Inspire

Wedding Registry Ideas

Wedding Registry Ideas

  Although it seems like such a simple thing to do (picking out gifts – yes, please!), choosing items for your wedding registry can get overwhelming, especially in today’s world….

Couple's Shower Ideas

Couple’s Shower Ideas

  Jack and Jill party, co-ed shower, his and hers – whatever you choose to call it, a couple’s shower is a great alternative for future brides who want to…

Feona & Brian Goodman Celebrating Five Years

Taking A Look Back at Heartwarming Love Stories

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The Arbor – Vendor Focus

By Cassandra Key Whether it’s a charming chapel with a light cream interior or an outdoor garden space with lush flowers, plants, and waterfalls, The Arbor in south Tyler has…

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Serve ’em Up Mobile Bar – Vendor Focus

By Cassandra Key Photography by Jim King Photography Serve ’em Up, a mobile bar service that provides uniquely built bars for any type of event, was founded on the idea that…

Wedding Reception BBQ Menu Ideas

Wedding Reception Menu Idea: Backyard Barbecue

Summer in Texas signals barbecue buffs and novices alike to get out their goods and head to the nearest outdoor pit. And what better way to cater to the guests…

How to Keep Kids Entertained at Your Wedding

How to Keep Kids Entertained at Your Wedding

For many couples, one of the biggest questions they ask themselves during writing the guest list is whether or not to invite kids to the wedding. On the one hand, they’re…

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Stars on the Runway 2017

  This year’s Longview style show was presented by Weddings A to Z Weddings A to Z is now UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP. Family-owned and operated, Weddings A To Z carries the largest…

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Engagement Stories – Ashley Warrell and Kent Kreiner – March/April 2017

Not only is Ashley Warrell the manager at Dress Me Bridal Boutique, she is also a future bride, planning to get married to her fiancé Kent on their five year…

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Engagement Stories – Priscilla Frazier and Cody Beckham – March/April 2017

Priscilla Frazier and Cody Beckham’s first date was a terrifying one, but it couldn’t scare away love. The day was like any other. Priscilla, her best friend, and Cody (the…

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Engagement Stories – Sydney Alvidrez and Bryan McBride – March/April 2017

Photos by Sam Frawley Photography Bryan and Sydney started dating as freshmen in high school, “baby 14-year-olds!” as Sydney exclaimed. “Seven years later and we still love each other like…

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The Wedded Bliss Bridal Faire 2017

THE WEDDED BLISS BRIDAL FAIR 2017
MAUDE COBB convention CENTER | LONGVIEW, TEXAS | photography by 2b imaging & design

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Pursuing Eden – Vendor Focus

Providing Unique Rental Pieces that Set Your Event Apart from the Rest

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Best of the Bliss 2016 Winners

Photography by  2B Imaging & Design We would like to thank all the voters who participated in the voting process. All of the businesses who took part in the Best…

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The Cascades Golf and Country Club – Vendor Focus

Taking Pride in Helping Create Unique Event Experiences

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7 Cake Details that are Perfect for a Spring Wedding

  I was looking through my blog feed when I came upon a post about a bakery that makes alternative cakes – as in wedding cakes that don’t fit the…

5 Ways to Reduce Wedding Planning Stress

5 Ways to Reduce Wedding Planning Stress in the New Year

  We made it to 2017 (happy new year, by the way!) and with the turning of another calendar year comes new dreams, goals, and plans. You may have seen…

How to Plan a Wedding on a Budget

How to Plan a Wedding on a Budget

A wedding budget may be the least fun part of the wedding planning process, but it’s one of the most practical and should be done as early as possible. Why?…

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Stone Oak Ranch – Vendor Focus

Dedication to making a couple’s wedding dreams come true.

Fresh Focus Films – Vendor Focus

Love is a work of art, and your love story is a feature film.

How to Choose the Best Venue for Your Wedding Photos

How to Choose the Best Venue for Your Wedding Photos

When it comes to choosing a wedding venue, there are many factors that come into play, some that you’ve probably wracked your brain over (affordability comes to mind), but there’s…

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Engagement Stories – November 2016

Stories that touch the heart and inspire.

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Breakfast Tradition

Can almost smell the orange peel now!

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All American Party and Tent Rentals – Vendor Focus

A true passion for helping plan your special day.

How to Create a Wedding Hashtag

How to Create a Wedding Hashtag

With the majority of couples using social media during their wedding festivities, it’s no wonder a plethora of hashtag generators has popped up all over the web. Couples who want…

How to Handle Bridal Party Conflict

How to Handle Bridal Party Conflict

It’s pretty safe to say that conflict can emerge within any group, especially when the group is dealing with stressful or demanding situations. If you have a bridal party helping…

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Scones

Slathered in butter and jam. Pure deliciousness!

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Perfect Catering

“We believe in doing business with excellence and integrity.”

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Vendor Focus – The Reserve

Great place for an intimate outdoor wedding with an old world feel.

How to Enjoy Being Engaged

Less Planning, More Playing: How to Enjoy Your Engagement

As a newly-engaged lady you might be ready to start planning right away, especially if you’ve been dreaming about this day for as long as you can remember. But hold up….

The Busy Bride's Guide to Planning a Wedding

The Busy Bride’s Guide to Planning a Wedding

  Miss bride-to-be, I know you have tons of stuff on your to-do list already, nevermind all the wedding planning tasks and parties to attend. Between the day job, everyday…

5 Summer Wedding Must Haves

5 Summer Wedding Must Haves

It’s officially wedding season! Yes, the summer months are always a popular time of year to tie the knot. Not only is the weather less inclined to flip on you,…

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Grilled Goodness

A Great Way to Enjoy the Taste of Summer

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Vendor Focus – Hollytree Country Club

Dedicated to making dream celebrations come true!

Budget Friendly Bridal Shower Ideas

Budget-Friendly Bridal Shower Ideas

Make no mistake, weddings and pre-wedding parties can cost a hefty chunk of cash, but they don’t have to. Fun and frivolity aren’t relegated to those with big budgets. In fact, brides…

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Fresh Focus Films - Bryan Jefferies, Niki Self and Lindsay Laperriere, The Cascades Country Club, Primrose Path Flowers and Gifts - Owner Katie Kinsey, Calavera Cakery, Jennifer Phillips

The Wedded Bliss Networking Event 2016

Centaur Arabian Farms | Tyler, Texas

Photo by Bryan Rocket
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Vendor Focus – The Tuxedo Co.

Everybody Loves A Sharp Dressed Man!

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Vendor Focus – Bride’s Chapel & Event Hall

Bringing Your Wedding Vision To Life!

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Summer Classic

A Great Way to Enjoy the Taste of Summer

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Cool Places to Have a Hot East Texas Wedding

Brides and grooms in East Texas know that, once spring rolls around, the temperature gauge starts moving up. Gone are the winter mornings when you just want to snuggle underneath…

7 Things To Do After You Get Engaged

7 Things to do After You Get Engaged (a step-by-step guide)

Now that you’ve officially said, “Yes!” you might be wondering what the heck comes next. There’s so much to do! Pick a date and a venue and a dress and…

Best of the Bliss

Best of the Bliss 2015 Winners

The votes have been tallied and the results are in!

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Maude Cobb Activity Center

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Engagement Stories – March 2016

Stories that touch the heart and inspire.

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Chicken Indulgence

Say goodbye to cooking bags and seasoning mixes and embrace the wonderful ways to roast a chicken.

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Vendor Focus – The Belgium House

A wonderful place to celebrate the most cherished times.

10 Wedding Planning Dos and Don'ts

10 Wedding Planning Dos and Don’ts

Wedding planning is a big job, but it shouldn’t be complicated. Although there is no right or wrong way to plan your wedding, there are a few dos and don’ts…

Groom Gift Ideas

5 Heartfelt Gift Ideas to Give Your Groom on the Wedding Day

Couples exchanging gifts on their wedding day is a long-standing tradition and a sweet gesture to each other before the celebration starts. Oftentimes, the couple will gift each other something…

Bridal Emergency Kit

38 Wedding Day Emergency Kit Essentials

The big day is around the corner, and although you may have checked off everything from your wedding planning to-do list, there’s still one more important thing you must do:…

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Wintry Vegetable Chowder

Comfort Food on a Cloudy Day!

Photo by Kelly Cathey Photography

Vendor Focus – Castle on The Lake

Take a look at the luxurious and enchanting fairytale castle.

Wedding Flowers Tips and Trends

Wedding Flower Tips and Trends from Pro Floral Designers

Today we’re talking flowers! No matter the year, the season, or the theme, flowers play a huge role in weddings. In fact, it’s estimated that U.S. couples spend, on average,…

Reasons to Have an Unplugged Wedding

5 Reasons to Have an Unplugged Wedding

As big as social media and digital devices are in our lives, it’s no surprise that people want to capture every moment, and especially the big ones. Weddings for example….

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Vendor Focus – Farm Valley Carriages

Preserving family history in a world of batteries and engines.

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Vendor Focus – Red Hat Rentals

Easy and stress free rentals for all of our customers.

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Hollandaise for the Holidays!

Oh My Heavenly Hollandaise!

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Did Someone Say Pie?

The Basic Foundation of Any Pie is The Crust!

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7 Things Your Wedding Photographer Should Know

7 Things Your Wedding Photographer Should Know

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Chicken/Feta Wrap

It’s so fun to add a new twist to leftovers!

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Vendor Focus – Eagle’s Bluff Country Club

Managing the details to make the memories.

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Strawberry Shortcake

Sliced fresh strawberries, In a bit of syrupy goodness.

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Engagement Stories – May-June 2015

Stories that Touch the Heart and Inspire

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Easy Enchiladas

Simple beef enchilada recipe made with easy, everyday ingredients.

Photography by Sam Smead

Vendor Focus – Casa Flora

“Flowers are the music of the ground from earth’s lips spoken without sound.” Edwin Curran

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Longview Bridal Faire 2015

Go inside this year’s grand gala at Maude Cobb Convention Center

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Floral Fanfare – Casa Flora 2016

Beautiful Bridal bouquets presented at The Wedded Bliss Bridal Faire.

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Quick Bread

The easiest breads to make with uncompromised taste & texture

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Vendor Focus – Donna Cummings Photography

Pictures that shape the memories of your special day.

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Bridal Faire Sweepstakes Winners – 2015

Sweepstakes Winners from the 2015 Tyler Bridal Faire.

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Thank You to our Longview Bridal Faire Sponsors!

A special thank you to the vendors who made the Longview Bridal Show possible.

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Stars on the Runway 2016

Dresses from the Longview Bridal Faire & the Glitz

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Best of the Bliss 2014 Winners

The votes have been tallied and the results are in!

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Engagement Stories – January 2015

Stories That Touch The Heart and Inspire.

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Engagement Stories – January 2015

Ashlee Milner & Jason Scoggins Photography by Kody Thompson Photography Ashlee Milner and Jason Scoggins knew each other for 15 years but they lost touch with each other in 2002 when…

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Vendor Focus – Elmwood Gardens

The perfect place to have the perfect day.

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Vendor Focus – Boogie Butt Productions

Creating the perfect dream-day weddings.

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Breakfast Granola

The most gratifying thing about homemade granola is you know exactly what’s in it.

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Roasted Veggies

Bringing flavor to the table any time of year.

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Vendor Focus – The McKellars | Wedding Cinema

A wedding story should be treasured for a lifetime.

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Savory Sundays

Roast beef, the queen of comfort foods!

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Engagement Stories – September 2014

Leonor Cerda & Shane Thompson.

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Traditions Restaurant and Catering

Food, fun & excitement something for everyone.

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Vendor Focus – La Tee Da Flowers

Flowers are something that can bring joy to any and every situation.

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Vendor Focus – The Summit Club

Elegance & professionalism dedicated to perfection in every detail.

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Von’s Vice – Perfect Hair & Makeup

A Beauty Addict’s Input on Make Up, Style & Wellness

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Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

We’re all screaming! Happy ice cream month everyone!

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Engagement Stories – July 2014

Brittany Parisi & Ryan Geiger   I proposed to my fiancé in the Paris section of Walt Disney World in March! We always have wanted to visit Paris, but couldn’t…

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Engagement Stories – May 2014

A romantic scavenger hunt and a proposal under the sea are two unforgettable engagement stories not to be missed.

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Von’s Vice – Dresses to Flatter Your Figure

Von helps a body-conscious bride find the perfect dress to accent her best features.

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Cinco de Mayo Grilled Corn Quiche

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with this festive spin on a traditional favorite.

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Vendor Focus – The Flower Girl

Go inside The Flower Girl, a floral design studio where beautiful fresh flowers meet vintage inspiration.

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Bridal Show Sweepstakes Winners – 2014

Winners from the 2014 Tyler and Longview Bridal Faires

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Von’s Vice – Dry Skin

Von rescues a dry damsel in distress with her top tips for battling dry skin

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Vendor Focus – Villa di Felicita

The premiere venue for brides looking to evoke the feeling of Italy’s picturesque romance on her big day.

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She’s Got the Look – 2014

Dresses from the Tyler Bridal Faire & Weddings A to Z

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Best of the Bliss 2013 Winners

The votes have been tallied and the results are in!

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Floral Fanfare – Ann’s Petals

Ann’s Petals exhibited several of their brilliant bouquets at this year’s Longview Bridal Faire

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Engagement Stories – March 2014

A frightening traffic stop on the way to a George Strait concert turns into a proposal this bride will never forget.

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Floral Fanfare – Brosang’s Flowers

Brosang’s Flowers showcased their stunning bouquets with a modern twist at this year’s Tyler Bridal Faire

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Lemon Chiffon Cake

This moist, spongy lemon cake will bring that warm yellowy sunshine into the depths of your soul.

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Tyler Bridal Faire 2014

A behind the scenes look at this year’s big event

Longview Bridal Faire 2014

Go inside this year’s grand gala at Maude Cobb Convention Center

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Valentine Gooey Chocolate Lava Cakes

Sinfully rich, easy yet fancy, these ooey-gooey chocolate lava cakes are packed with an eruption of warm, flowing, decadent chocolate from the inside out

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Von’s Vice – 4 Trends 2 Watch in 2014

2014 is bursting with new and fabulous ideas to make your wedding day uniquely yours.

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Vendor Focus – Classic Coach & Carriage

Limousines are not just for the rich and famous. When are you looking for affordable first class car service for your wedding, you need not look any further than Classic Coach & Carriage.

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Von’s Vice – Pretty Poisons

Dear Von, A few years ago, I stopped wearing make up on a regular basis when I realized what was in it.  Artificial fragrances, colors and chemicals are all on…

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Vendor Focus – The Glitz

Your One-Stop-Shop for Bridal, Prom, Formal & More, backed by outstanding customer service

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Wedding Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are not just for Santa. Charlotte Taylor shows how this holiday favorite can be transformed into chic eats for your winter wedding!

Photography by Sam Smead Photo Creative

Perfect Catering – Longfellows 31st annual Debutante Ball

Perfect Catering Provides Longview’s elite with a formal classic dinner and dessert buffet

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Vendor Focus – A Thousand Word Productions

We sit down with videographer Nathan Browning to hear about how he started his business, the current trends in videography and his personal experiences with capturing unforgettable moments.

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Pumpkin Crème Brûlée

With the cool breezes and vibrant colors of Fall comes the sweet smells of spices and pumpkins in this rich and creamy spin on the classic Crème Brûlée

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Von’s Vice – Veils Tips & Trends

Our expert of style and beauty shares her tips on finding the perfect hair piece for your wedding day.

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Engagement Stories – July 2013

Chelsie Loftin and Luke Spencer Luke Spencer and Chelsie Loftin met two years ago while they were both were attending the University of Miami School of Law. One of Chelsie’s…

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Mojito Madness

If you’re looking for something that is light and slightly fruity, Mojito’s are the answer. Whether you make them traditional style, with alcohol, or without – the flavor is phenomenal.

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Von’s Vice – Golden Guidelines

Dear Von, I just got back some of my engagement pictures, I’m disappointed in how my tan looks. I seem to be too orange and my face is a different…

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Otis with the Metro Band

When the multi-dimensional group Otis with The Metro Band takes the stage, it doesn’t take long for their music to get people onto the floor dancing, jumping and swaying.

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Engagement Stories – May 2013

Emily Kelley and Blake Taylor had been dating for a while. In the summer Blake reminded Emily that she needed to take off work because they were attending a November 16 Texas A&M football game.

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Vendor Focus – CMB & Tyler Uplights

When it comes to creating a mood for a reception, brides often focus on the three key ingredients: cakes, flowers and centerpieces. But ask DJ and uplighting specialist Casey Brown…

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Cream Cheese & Berry Tart

Growing up, I always looked forward to our large family gatherings and reunions because I knew one of my aunts would bring a long, narrow Danish or two, made with…

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Von’s Summer Trends to Try

“I love it so much… I’ll take two!” Costume changes aren’t just for the theater. The idea of having an alternative dress for the reception, or your bridal portraits is…

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Shear Beauty – Fairytale Fashions

Move over, Cinderella! These stunning gowns from Weddings A to Z will leave your Prince Charming spellbound. In addition, Tony Allen and Alyssa Crosby worked their magic on hair and makeup to complete these fairytale looks.

True Romance: Soft and romantic. This slim, fitted gown features a rich, embroidered lace throughout. The scooped neckline features an off-the-shoulder silhouette with a fully covered back.

Wedding Dresses from 2013 Tyler Bridal Faire

This years Tyler style show was presented by Dress Me Bridal and featured some of the hottest dresses of the year by some of the industries premier designers. Here are…

Girl on Fire: Calla lilies, monkey tail and gold pheasant feathers make a magical foundation for a bouquet. Their yellow/orange combination shades are paired well with seeded eucalyptus, roses and coffee bean berries.

Floral Fanfare – La Tee Da Bouquets

La Tee Da Showcases Their Bouquet Masterpieces at The 2013 Tyler Bridal Faire Wedding bouquets are a lot like wedding dresses. Every bride needs one and they come in a…

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Von’s Vice – Eyelash Extensions

Dear Von, My eyelashes aren’t as long as they used to be and I’m thinking about using artificial lashes on my wedding day. I’ve heard about lash extensions and I’m…

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Vendor Focus – Brides & Belles of Tyler

For nearly three decades, eager brides-to-be have turned to Jo Ann Owers when searching for the perfect wedding gown. As the creative force behind the store she opened in 1986,…

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The Wedded Bliss Bridal Faire – Longview 2013

The Longview Bridal Faire was a busy one. More than 1,000 attendees gathered from all across East Texas to check out the latest trends for the upcoming wedding season. As…

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Spinach & Feta Stuffed Salmon

A Spring-Time Favorite That Is Easy And Delicious Spring is one of my favorite times of year. The days become longer, warmer and brighter, and the trees begin to sprout…

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Engagement Stories – March 2013

Chelsea Jenkins & Steven Christopher Courtney Jenkins & Aaron Cardino Twenty five years ago,  Mike and Kim Jenkins were blessed with two beautiful twin daughters, Chelsea and Courtney. Their whole…

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The Wedded Bliss Bridal Faire – Tyler 2013

The Wedded Bliss was excited to host its annual Bridal Faire at the beautiful Cascades Country Club. The first attraction to catch guests eyes as they drove up to the…

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Shear Beauty – Spring Fashions

Spring is here! Whether you prefer a crystal studded ball gown or a form-fitting lace mermaid, these dresses are sure to add a little “spring” to your step, as you walk down the aisle.

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Best of the Bliss – 2012 Winners

The Wedded Bliss is pleased to announce the Best of the Bliss winners 2012. The response for this years voting was amazing! We would like to thank the over 2,000…

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Sumptuous Super Bowl Finger Foods

The holidays have flown by and a New Year is upon us. If you survived with your sanity intact, then it’s time for new dreams, new adventures and new beginnings….

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Catering Impossible

When The Food Network began planning the trip to East Texas, a local catering company and The Wedded Bliss advertiser, Perfect Catering of Longview, was given the opportunity to be part of the project.

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Vendor Focus – Designs by D’ Anne

D’Anne McCune has one mission – to create the most beautiful and elaborate custom cakes that taste as great as they look.

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Ask The Experts – Wedding Coordinators

So now that you’ve finally landed a great guy, you thought that the hard part was over, right? Wrong. Now you have a wedding to plan! That’s when a wedding…

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Vons’ Vice – Top 5 Resolutions for Creating the Wedding of Your Dreams

In the spirit of New Year’s resolutions, here are my top five things every bride should know to have a beautiful wedding. Take note, ladies.

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As the holidays approach, so do precious memories of family, friends and fabulous food. Charlotte Taylor shares her bread pudding recipe that will warm your heart and bring a smile to your face.

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Best of Wedding Photography 2012

Showcasing the winners of The Wedded Bliss’s first Best of Wedding Photography contest.

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Von’s Vice – The Classic Red Lip

Von shows you how to create a classic, bold, and flawless scarlet red lip

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March of Dimes Signature Chef’s Auction 2012

The Third Annual March of Dimes “Signature Chef’s Auction” was held on September 25, 2012 at The Cascades Golf Club which was transformed into a beautiful array of purples, gorgeous…

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Shear Beauty – Fall Fashions

Fall Weddings are filled with rich colors contrasted with a simple elegance. Whether you’re walking down the aisle inside a beautiful church or under the blue bright sky, the hues of the season set a great backdrop for your big day.

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Engagement Stories – September 2012

Casey Clanahan and Tyler Griffith Casey Clanahan and Tyler Griffith’s families had always known each other since they live in such a small town. They became friends through their sisters…

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Von’s Vice – Hair Dye Disaster

Dear Von, I recently attempted to dye my naturally brunette hair blonde and have ended up with broken, reddish hair. My wedding is in November and I’m desperate to have…

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Vendor Focus – Evergreen Strings

Eleanor Boyd of Evergreen Strings shares why creating beautiful music is more than just a business.

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Breakfast in Bed – Easy Omelets

Making breakfast for the love of your life is a great way to start the day. Whether you want to make your mate feel extra special or just spend a…

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Bright Idea – DIY Lanterns

Add a little glitz to Your reception with this Do-it-yourself floral chandelier

Clockwise from top: (1.) Sesame seared tuna on crispy wonton and wasabi aioli and scallion wings (2.) Smoked salmon and cream cheese pops - included in the cream cheese mixture is red onions, eggs and capers - with smoke salmon on exterior (3.) Tomato basil bisque shooter with cheddar grilled cheese (4.) Smoked Shrimp on mini corn griddle cakes with jalapeno apple butter and micro greens (5.) Capreze salad skewers with extra virgin olive oil and fresh cracked black pepper (6.) Warm bleu cheese tartlets with fresh raspberries (7.) Spice-rubbed shaved pork tenderloin on a pretzel base with pomegranate apple chutney (8.) Southwest marinated chicken in Ancho chili jam on miniature corn tortillas

Adalante’s One-Bite Wonders

Lisa & Whit Bowman know that finger foods can easily create a festive atmosphere where guests get to socialize around a table of delectable treats. Here, they have taken us on a savory safari of flavors with these eight one-bite wonders.

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Fabulous Fondue

Submerge yourself into this romantic and playful date night fare Whether you are in the fast and furious stages of wedding planning or just dreaming of that special day –…

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Engagement Stories – July 2012

It was on Black Friday morning and Kristen Lewis and Stephen Kimbro were at the mall shopping. She was headed into Bath and Body works and Stephen said he was going to Bealls.

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Von’s Vice – Makeup Tips to Beat the Summer Heat

Dear Von, I’m getting married outdoors this September. Our venue is beautiful but I’m getting worried about how my make up will handle the heat. I’m hot natured and I…

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Vendor Focus – Ann’s Petals

As most brides already know, your big day will be instantly enhanced, brightened and beautified by the display of flowers — from the bouquets that you and your attendants will…

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Shear Beauty – Hollywood Glam

What woman doesn’t want to feel like an elegant silver screen star on her big day? Weddings are all about glamour, and what is trending now in the wedding dress…

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Engagement Stories – May 2012

Jessica Drew and Justin Hurst Jessica Drew met Justin Hurst at a college bible study group one night in 2004. Justin was playing pool before the group started and Jessica…

First dates are great inspiration for truly memorable engagement portraits. Go back to the scene of the crime when he or she stole your heart. This date-night at the movies theme represents the newness of love while incorporating fun movie-theater props!

Hot Engagement Photo Ideas

For many couples, taking engagement photos is one of the first activities that gets the ball rolling toward the alter. Since it does come at the beginning, it’s important to…

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La Tee Da – Brilliant Bouquets

Wedding bouquets are a lot like wedding dresses. Every bride needs one and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. But how do you find a bouquet that…

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Shear Beauty – Fresh Boho Looks

Today, bohemian isn’t just a state of mind – it’s a fashion statement. This offbeat, worldly style is ideal for that bride who chooses to move away from tradition and…

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Choosing the Right Fabrics for Your Dress

The choices of wedding dresses are vast – A-line or mermaid? Princess or empire silhouette? Circular or gathered skirt? What’s more, when shopping for the very important wedding piece, you’ll…

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Vendor Focus – Sir Knight Tuxedos

At Sir Knight Tuxedos, Trent Tutt and his staff combine the services of a personal shopper with the convenience and affordability to be the leading men’s formal wear provider.

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Newlywed Cuisine – 100% Whole Wheat Bread

They say that a way to a man’s heart is his stomach, so why not fill your kitchen with a little romance? Grab your new hubby and get ready to…

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Flowers for All Seasons

Deciding which flowers to use in a wedding is important to the overall statement for the big day, but flowers can also be a big expense. Having a little knowledge…

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Helpful Apps for Planning Your Wedding

Every season is wedding season, and if you’re in the process of planning for your big day it may be helpful to know that help can be found at the…

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Wedding Dresses from the 2012 Bridal Faire

What Wedded Bliss Bridal Faire woud be complete without a high-fashion style show? This years style show was presented by Weddings A to Z and featured dazzling wedding dresses from…

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Engagement Stories – March 2012

Areli Enríquez and Alan Josserand Areli and Alan went to see the North Carolina Symphony in Raleigh on New Year’s Eve. What a night full of glamour! Opera, classic music……

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The Wedded Bliss Bridal Faire – Longview 2012

For the third year, The Wedded Bliss Bridal Faire 2012 was a wonderful event with over 1000 people and over 275 brides in attendance. Held on January 15, 2012, at…

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Best of the Bliss 2011 Winners

The Wedded Bliss is pleased to announce the Best of the Bliss winners for 2011. The response for this years voting was over two and a half times more than…

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Shear Beauty – Tips on Hair and Makeup

Expert Advice from the Dynamic Duo of Style and Beauty Find Your Inner Goddess Let The Wedded Bliss’s own dynamic duo of style and beauty help tame your tresses, land…

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Vendor Focus – Weddings A to Z

Your One-Stop-Shop for Bridal, Formal, Prom & More When it comes to planning a wedding, saving money and saving time are on the top of the To-Do List for many…

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Vendor Focus – Susan Robinson Jewelry

A strong tradition of impeccable quality, unmatched service, and lasting value. The look on the face of a bride at the moment the ring is presented and the question is…

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Wedding Dress Styles for Every Figure

Why does it always seem that brides in movies walk into a bridal boutique, look at a gown, try it on, and fall in love? While in real life, that’s…

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Wedding Planning Timeline/Checklist

The steps from the engagement to the day you say “I do” are often stressful and overwhelming, but with careful planning the stress can be avoided by organizing and keeping…

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Engagement Stories – January 2012

Jessica Gee and Blake Ross Jessica and Blake first met at a karate class 6 years ago. Blake says he knew he would marry Jessica from the first day. On…

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From the beginning, Crystal Jones and Kelly Tipton knew they wanted a wedding that was spectacular and unique, but still classic and intimate.

Being in The Wedded Bliss was a dream come true! It gave me a chance to share with family and friends that were not able to attend my Big Day.  Being on the cover made me feel like a star everywhere I went. It made me feel special for people to ask how they could one day be one the cover of The Wedded Bliss, too.
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Engagement Stories – November 2011

Kayli Steger and Derek Head Kayli and Derek met when they were 14 at a mutual friend’s house and went on their first date to a movie. They stayed friends…

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The 6 C’s of Choosing a Perfect Diamond

Now that you’ve found your perfect match, it’s time to find the perfect ring. An engagement diamond may be the biggest purchase you’ve ever made. And with the right information,…

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Style – Dashing Suits and Elegant Gowns

Although the classic tuxedo will forever be the pinnacle of style and sophistication for that special wedding day, Shawn Swinney, owner of The Tux Shop of Tyler, is bringing exciting…

Wooded Themed Groom’s Cake – Ganache – The bakery artists at Ganache created this uniquely designed groom’s cake to reflect the wooded theme of the wedding event. The banana nut cake is covered in a honey cinnamon buttercream frosting. Adding to the beautiful detail, meringue mushrooms were added along the edges, and the cake was placed atop a tree-trunk cake stand.

Inspiring Groom’s Cakes

Sweet, Unique, and Just for You. The big day is almost here, and your bride has spent hours finding the perfect cake design and flavor to make her wedding dreams…

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The Best Man’s Responsibilities

Congratulations! You’re someone’s Best Man. It’s a great honor and is a lot of fun. The bad news is that you might not know exactly what you’re supposed to do…

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Financial Planning for the Bride and Groom

You may never have balanced your checkbook. But now that you are getting married, it is time you and your fiancé talked about finances. The good people at GroomGroove.com have…