Our favorite aisle songs!

The nerves right before the ceremony are unexplainable, all the guests can feel the excitement! The groom is patiently awaiting to see his bride walk down the aisle in her beautiful dress. The song you walk down the aisle to is what you and your husband will keep with you as a sacred memory for the rest of your life! Picking a song that is beautiful yet sentimental is important. Below is a lost of perfect songs to walk down the aisle to.









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Flowers on a Budget

We all know that flowers are one of the items that make wedding decor stand out! We found a website that has a list of flowers that are in season in Texas, this site made it nice and easy because the flowers are organized by month.

Happy Floral Shopping!


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Knowing which rental company to go with can be stressful. I have put together a list of my favorite vendors through out the Austin and Hill Country.

1. Intelligent Lighting Design: Lighting can change the complete look of your wedding. This company has all different light fixtures to stunning chandeliers and spot lighting!



2. Whim Event Rentals: Perfect for table top rentals. They have beautiful dishes and glass options. As well as beautiful linen selections.

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3. Premier Wedding Rental: Tables and Chairs are best to rent from this company, as well as food serving utensils. All around a great company to help make your dream wedding come true.


4. Sweet Sunday Events: This company really does it all, they have a wide range of services from floral design to a team that helps design the wedding of your dreams. They have really great prices and lots of vintage and rustic options.



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It’s important to know the most expensive dates and days to get married. If you’re on a tight budget for a wedding opt for a day like a Friday or Sunday. Saturdays tend to be the most expensive days to get married on. The month you get married will also determine how much you pay. Pick a month that isn’t as popular for weddings such as; January, February or March. GOOD LUCK HUNTING!!


Here are just a few of affordable wedding venues

Wedding venues:

1. Seekatz opera house-this place is all indoors and so vintage and beautiful. This place is the perfect place to have your reception at!


2. Wildflower barn: this place is absolutely adorable! A rustic barn and dreamy bluebonnets in March and April, this place is your Spring go to for an event or wedding!

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3. Lotus Ranch, want it all in one area? This place is a great option for those wanting a beautiful and secluded wedding in the Texas Hill Country. Plus! You’ll have a lodge on sight to sleep your family and friends



4. Texas women’s federation: this place is classic and victorian! You would need very little decor!


5. Last but not least! This FREE wedding chapel is a great option for fall and spring weddings! Love the architecture!



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Lotus Ranch Weddings

Lotus Ranch is a beautiful wedding venue with lots of character, a lodge for guests and serene beautiful views! This is the place to book your next event and wedding

Here’s the link for more information: http://lotusranch.org

Here are some pictures of the grounds:

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by: Raquel Yarovinsky

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Choosing a Wedding Color Palette

With so many stunning weddings on pinterest, instagram and various magazines. It can be so difficult to choose a style that is uniquely YOURS- picking a color palette may seem simple but when brides are busy choosing a dress, catering companies and venues, color palettes can seem slightly irrelevant.
Here at the Hill Country Wedding Blog we have put together a collaboration of wedding color palettes for all different styles and if you’re wanting to zoom in on your specific style we’ve attached a link to a quiz that could help you find your very own wedding style.

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Click Below to find your very own style!


*by: Raquel Yarovinsky

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Food is an essential part of a wedding, whether you’re having a four course meal or just offering a few snacks at the reception- catering will be something to keep in mind. A few things to keep in mind when booking a certain caterer can be found on the link below:


Here are some fantastic catering options found in the Texas hill country area:

Linda’s Fine Foods

Milagro’s Hill Country Tex Mex

Root Cellar Cafe



**Raquel Yarovinsky

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DIY Wedding Floral Crowns

Floral crowns are such a lovely and romantic accessory for bridal shoots, bridesmaids and for the boho bride. With spring approaching who doesn’t want some lovely spring florals in their hair?

I’ve attached a few links to some pretty neat floral crown tutorials.




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*Raquel Yarovinsky

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Beauty Tips for The Bride

Phot credit: shefinds.com
Phot credit: shefinds.com

You are gearing up for your wedding events, such as the engagement party, a bachelorette party, etc.  It is time to look your best, as the center of attention to these events, so why not use the latest beauty trends to help you glow.

Do you want a dramatic look or simple elegance?  Either look needs some of the same basic items.  Find a foundation that matches your skin tone.  Apply a small amount to your jawline to make sure the color of foundation matches your face and your neck.  Primer is also necessary to use before you apply your foundation and your eye makeup.  It will make your makeup last longer and keep your look lasting throughout your wedding event.  Use any primer, CC cream or BB cream, whichever best fits your skin.

If you want a wedding glow get a spray tan before your wedding.  If it is your first time spray tanning, give it a try about three weeks before your event so that your color can be matched perfectly and to make sure the spray tan is exactly as you would like it.  One you decide to use a spray tan for your event then schedule your final spray tan three days before your event.  If you don’t plan on getting a full body tan you can use some bronzer to get a glow on your face.  Don’t use too much, a small amount of bronzer goes a long way.

Photo Credit: Simply Golden Airbrush Tanning (Austin, TX)
Photo Credit: Simply Golden Airbrush Tanning (Austin, TX)

Let’s face it, one of your worst nightmares is to have pimples the day of any big event especially events that involve numerous pictures being taken.  If you happen to have any pimples on your face a quick fix to dry it out is to apply toothpaste directly on the pimple.

If you are going for a natural look, there is not much to do.  Apply your primer to your face and eyes then apply your eyeshadows.  It is best to do your eyeshadows first because it falls on your face and it is easier to clean up.  Use eyeshadows and eye liners that are neutral to keep the natural look.  Then comes my favorite part; apply waterproof mascara to your eyelashes, both top and bottom, it really brings out your eyes.  Then add foundation to your face and add concealer under both eyes.  Bring in your bronzer and add it to your forehead, nose, chin, neck and a little under your cheekbone to bring structure to your cheeks.  Pick a blush that isn’t too pink and apply it to your cheeks.  You are basically done with all of your makeup, but don’t forget those lips.  No face is complete without lipstick or lipgloss.  A natural lip color continues to embrace the natural look you are going for, but it can be fun to add a bit of pop to a natural look and the lips are where it should be done.  A red or a brighter pink can actually brighten up your look while still keeping it natural.

If you are looking to have a more dramatic look, use eyeshadows that are bold and contour the face.  Below are a couple of ways to apply your eyeshadow and to contour the face.  Remember to do your eyeshadow first and then do your contouring after you apply your foundation.

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Photo credit: jerseygirltalk.com
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Photo credit: Pinterest.com

These are some simple, but effective beauty tips to keep in mind when any of your wedding events come up.  You are the main attraction and as so you should look your best for your showers, parties, and of course, your wedding day.  You might think that you can’t recreate these looks, but if you practice them they kinks will work themselves out.  If you are looking to buy new beauty products always consult with a specialist at the counter.  They can help you pick the colors that fit you best and they can even show you tricks to create the look you are gong for.


*Betsy Villanueva



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