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Features

THE POWER OF LOVE

Luisa Bravo, the daughter of Luisa Pulido and Eduardo Bravo, and Jose Sierra, son of Paloma Candia and Alberto Sierra, were recently joined in marriage in Santa María Tonatzintla, in Cholula, Puebla. Inspired by their shared passion for design and decoration, the couple selected a rustic, indigenous baroque church for their ceremony.

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I LOVE YOU FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS

They met over music and the rest, as they say, is history. When Ellie Leeper of San Antonio, the daughter of Rossana and Harry Leeper, and Dan Morrison of Chicago, the son of Judy and David Morrison, started their married life in front of family and friends, their love of the performing arts also joined them in their new lives together.

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ALL THIS LOVE

It was an elegant evening when Burkley Anne Wombell, daughter of Robin and John Wombwell of Houston, wed Jonathan Calvert Fitzsimons, son of Blair and Joseph Fitzsimons of San Antonio. St. John the Divine Church was blooming with greenery and white roses for the perfect wedding ceremony.

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Departments

BEST IN SHOW

America was introduced to the feisty Tori Gonzales on the 2013 Bravo television reality show, Courtney Loves Dallas. She played Courtney Kerr’s ride or die bestie who preferred country music and beer to stilettos and fashion shows.

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Turn Back The Hands Of Time

Just in time for wedding season and beyond, Lance Avery Morgan, our ardent alternative health seeker discovers an intense feeling of wellness and detoxification at the new Evolve Cryo + Wellness in Austin

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ALL THAT GLITTERS

Receiving an engraved invitation from Becca and John Thrash is always a thrill. In fact, the host-with-the-most duo are in the business of serving up fun for philanthropy, which only Becca can do with her special flair.

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ENDLESS SUMMER

With travels at their height, how about jetting to some of these cool global happenings, as curated by our constant cool chaser Lance Avery Morgan.

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RAISING THE BAR

Over the course of two eventful days in Austin, hundreds turned out for a non-stop parade of things Austin is most known for: fun, fashion, music and sport. The 4th annual Mack, Jack and McConaughey once again pulled out all the stops for a tour-de-force for those fortunate enough to be a part of this memorable experience.

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I THEE WED

The most exciting time in a couple’s life, their wedding, is full of planning. Here, our dynamic parenting and relationship expert, Dr. Miranda Fernande Walichowski shares how to streamline the process for more joy on the big day.

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The Ultimate Mindful Bride

Summer season has arrived and wedding bells are ringing incessantly. While a wedding is an exciting time, it can also be filled with stress and expectations. When it comes to planning, coordinating logistics, and managing dynamics amongst family members – the preciousness of this sacred event can quickly turn into a likely setting for bride and groomzillas to grab control.

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SUMMER’S SPECTACULAR

With the summer social circuit winding down, take the chance to see some captivating culture. Our ardent art appreciator Jonathan Spindel shares his selections.

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WAYS & MEANS

Our Ms. Modern Manners etiquette expert Sharon Schweitzer, JD, is on the scene with her insight on the world of evolving etiquette for the summer wedding season and beyond.

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ART’S TRUE PASSION

The San Antonio Museum of Art recently honored Karen Johnson Hixon, her generous support to innumerable causes benefitting our city and our state, and her own contagious Passion for Art, the gala evening’s theme. A committed naturalist and a champion of the arts, Johnson has worked tirelessly to make the joy of art accessible to all, nurturing the San Antonio Museum of Art into a world-class museum while serving for more than two decades on its board.

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