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Technology & weddings

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While cruising on the internet looking for ideas about wedding planning in the 21st century, pages and pages of ideas using specialized apps for the bride popped up. It’s not just Pinterest and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram that have a bride’s attention. There are numerous apps for cellphones that can help walk a bride through the maze of planning a wedding. But despite all of the 21st century technological perks for today’s brides, nothing beats a face-to-face meeting with a wedding planner and vendors to plan the most important day of your life.

Wedding planning timeline

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9 to 12 months before

Flowers go green

Flowers go green

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Twenty-first century technology has touched nearly every aspect of wedding planning, and finding the perfect flowers is no exception.

Magical moments

Magical moments

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Wedding photos today are all about capturing those little moments when you think no one is watching. It could be the first romantic kiss after the first nuptial kiss, the first look, a quiet moment with mom and dad or grandparents.

Don’t forget the license

Don’t forget the license

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WHO & WHEN: Texas Law requires couples to obtain their marriage license at least 72 hours before they are to be married. Exceptions to the 72 hours: Active military status — OR — a waiver issued by a judge.

Pink Tulips Cakery creates the cake of your dreams

Pink Tulips Cakery creates the cake of your dreams

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Shellie Campos, owner of Pink Tulips Cakery has been making cakes since she was in grade school. “I started when I was a kid, just playing around,” said Campos, a Hawaiian native who moved to Texas when her Army dad was assigned to Fort Hood in 1979.

The Terrace at Salado a warm, welcoming space for weddings

The Terrace at Salado a warm, welcoming space for weddings

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Co-owner Peggy McLaren describes The Terrace at Salado as warm and welcoming.

Princess for a day: Dresses inspired by royal weddings

Princess for a day: Dresses inspired by royal weddings

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This year’s options for wedding gowns are almost unlimited. Brides can choose between traditional, fit and flair or ball gowns. There are more color options as well, with champagne and off white leading the rainbow. Yet, somehow, a bride knows when she has found the right dress.

Legendary love: Historic oak serves a backdrop for perfect proposal

Legendary love: Historic oak serves a backdrop for perfect proposal

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A 120-year-old oak tree stands on the campus of Texas A&M University-College Station. Its majestic limbs stretch out over the sidewalk and lawn creating a canopy of history.

Forged in faith: Longtime friendship leads to loving marriage

Forged in faith: Longtime friendship leads to loving marriage

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Matthew and Molly Mastrilli were childhood sweethearts. Growing up in Rowlett, Texas, they saw each other on Sundays at church services and at youth events.

Colorful connection

Colorful connection

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Painted canvases hang on the wall. Easels line the table and palettes filled with a rainbow of paint colors wait for the guest artist to start dipping and creating art on a fresh canvas.

Fur love

Fur love

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It’s quiet time in the dog kennel at Texas Humane Heroes in Killeen when suddenly, the door opens and humans walk in.

Finding balance

Finding balance

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EquusLibrium founder Amber Quaranta-Leech, a licensed professional counselor certified by the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association, uses equine assisted psychotherapy to help her clients navigate through the traumas in their lives, past and present. She said working with horses helps people to overcome their obstacles and to process that trauma.

Surviving Katrina

Surviving Katrina

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Walking into Rita’s Taqueria in Temple feels more like walking into your mom’s kitchen. Leomarie Elmaroudi, owner and self-appointed hostess, welcomes all who enter with a smile, and sometimes a hug.

Helping others find a new beginning through homeownership

Helping others find a new beginning through homeownership

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Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Ken Cates has been overseeing the continually expanding services offered to the community by the Fort Hood Area Habitat for Humanity and the adjacent Habitat Restore for more than a year.

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Magical moments

Magical moments

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Wedding photos today are all about capturing those little moments when you think no one is watching. It could be the first romantic kiss after the first nuptial kiss, the first look, a quiet moment with mom and dad or grandparents.