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Pre-Wedding Budget Planning

I just got engaged, where do I start? Well, after you come down from the clouds, the most important task in planning your wedding is to determine what your budget is and stick to it. Creating a wedding budget can be overwhelming and quite difficult More »


Jan 23
Your Wedding Dress Timeline

Brides are always going to be busy planning their perfect day and sometimes an important aspect of their day slips past them: their dress! Whether you are wondering when to purchase a dress, how long they take to come in, or even if you just need alterations, we will go over all these topics to make sure that you are prepared for your big day. More »

Brazos Valley Bridal Expo

We were blown away by how many amazing brides and groom came out to the Brazos Valley Bridal Association Spring 2019 Bridal Show on February 23rd. More »

Spring Bridal Show - Proposal Stories

Are you ready for more great love stories?! Because we have two more proposals to share with you, so enjoy.

Spring Bridal Show Ticket Giveaway

We are giving away 5 pairs of tickets to the Spring Bridal Show on Sunday February 24, 2019 here in College Station. This week’s winners for a pair of tickets to our Spring Bridal Show are Regan + Luke!

Calling All Brides!!


Now that you’ve got the ring, it’s time to start planning!

We know this part can seem overwhelming and stressful.  But don’t worry, here at the BABV we strive to make this part the easiest part of the whole process. 

Hidden Costs

Dec 24
Hidden Costs

Tips and questions to ask for your event planning!

Too Many Mobile Devices?

5 Tips to Keep your Guests Present!


5 Things You Should Never DIY for Your Wedding

Or, do you really have time to take care of these things the day before your wedding?

When considering what you would like to DIY for your wedding, make sure that it is something you can do weeks or months in advance in your leisure time.  You will have friends and relatives that will want to spend time with you and you don’t want to be torn between something fun and “I am sorry I can’t, I have to….” Whatever you decide to do yourself, make sure you save that final week to just relax and enjoy the anticipation of your stress-free wedding day!      

Bling, Bling...I want that ring!

Can you guess the most anticipated gift of a girl's dreams? You got it right. The ROCK! I recall a friend of my talking about her upcoming engagement and I asked her if she had a tentative date set in mind. Her response, “I don’t care when we get married, I just want that RING!”

Monday Matrimonial Madness with Natalie and Reese

Distance makes love grow stronger...

It’s crazy to think that the person you are going to spend your life with was right in front of you the whole time. Reese and I met working as retail associates. After a few shifts working together we realized our love for wine and Wings n More were just a few things we had in common. We soon figured out that we attended the same High School together here in College Station and had a few mutual friends but never actually crossed paths. When I saw Reese, I knew he was the one. He’s a very kind hearted and motivated person that has truly shown me what real love is about.

Reese proposed to me after only dating for 10 months and just 3 months before his deployment to Afghanistan. He proposed to me with both of our parents there to watch. Although we lived together, I had no idea he had even bought a ring. He was so sneaky about it, and even used my Pinterest account to design it!

When Reese deployed, my mom and I got straight to work planning our wedding. I was born and raised in College Station, so it was set we were going to share our hometown with our guests. Our engagement was twenty long months, but that gave us plenty of time to find my favorite vendors. I actually changed my mind several times on the theme but ultimately fell in love with a light pink shabby chic look for the reception. My mom and I love to restore and paint furniture, so we were able to incorporate a few of our own pieces, which was neat. My older sister, Nicole, got married only five months before me so planning two weddings was a real challenge for my parents!

The wedding day turned out to be a beautiful sunny day. The whole day was centered on the love Reese and I share for each other and the distance we went through during Reese’s deployment.  I surprised Reese by compiling a video of photos and videos we exchanged during his 10-month deployment and played it right before I walked down the aisle. I’m pretty sure the entire church was in tears, but it was really important that they were able to experience that moment with us. After the ceremony at Christ United Methodist Church, the guests followed the wedding party out to Moore Ranch for a country inspired reception. Along with the band, the group danced the night away. My favorite moment was when the band played “Shout” to end the night, and our entire group was on the dance floor. Our favorite restaurant, Napa Flats, served dinner with our favorite drink, Sangria. It was a perfect day and a great way to start our new lives together! Resse truly is my hero, my best friend, and now my husband, and the day couldn’t have been any better!




Monday Matrimonial Madness with Erica & Alex

Erica and Alex met while both were in aerospace engineering. Once Erica changed majors to meteorology, they stayed friends and ending up taking country dance lessons together. After an awkward first dance lesson, they hit it off and started dating. Just over a year later, Alex proposed!



Monday Matrimonial Madness with Katie & Luc

There and back again: the tale of the L’Ecuyers

It’s amazing how the person you are going to spend your life with has seen you at the best and worst times, through the geeky glasses and braces phase and can still love you unconditionally and unabashedly.More »


Pink Alliance Wins Big with the BABV!

The BABV Bridal Show and Benefit was a huge success this fall.  Our signature charity is Pink Alliance. We presented our check in the amount of $7,685.00 to Pink Alliance at our Fall banquet held at Phillip’s Event Center @ Briarcrest.


Monday Matrimonial Madness with Katherine & Daniel

Daniel and I had been going to church together for several years, but had never actually met.  One Sunday, I noticed him and casually mentioned it to a friend and that is where my fairytale begins!  One Sunday, I noticed him and casually mentioned it to a friend. She wasted no time in setting us up on a date....and a short eleven months later, in February, Daniel asked me to marry him over a quiet dinner at Christopher's.  The surprise continued as he had gathered all of our family and friends to celebrate our new engagement.  Naturally, I decided to graduate, find a teaching job, plan a wedding, and start my Master's program all within four months.  We cruised through those crazy few months and were married at Royalty Pecan Farms.  My main goal in planning our wedding was for it to be simple, casual, and fun.  Royalty Pecan Farms made so easy to accomplish those goals.  We were those silly people that decided to get married outdoors in Texas.  Thankfully by the time the ceremony began, it was miraculously in the 80s!  We are so thankful for our family, friends, amazing vendors, and the Lord for such a wonderful day.


Monday Matrimonial Madness with Jessica & Zach

Aggies through and through!  In March of 2013, Zach surprised me by proposing at the end of my Armadillo Dash half marathon under a Corps of Cadets saber arch.

Monday Matrimonial Madness

Were you at the Fall Bridal Show Sunday?  It's alright if you accidentally missed it, we forgive you!  We have some high-lights from the big show for you to see.  We weren't able to capture everyone that was there so you can see them all here under the wedding professional tab...every last one of them!



TOMORROW IS THE DAY!!!!  We feel like small children on Christmas Eve waiting for St. Nick to plop down our chimney and leave us a bunch of goodies!! I know, we can’t contain our excitement either! Here are the last but certainly not least tips to make the most out of the Fall 2014 Bridal Show…

What do chopsticks and twins have in common?

What do chopsticks and twins have in common? There are TWO of them!! Okay, okay, not a funny joke….BUT, there are TWO days until the bridal show, and that’s something to smile about!

Ladies & Gentlemen!!!  What do you think of when you hear the number 3?

Triplets?  3rd base?  Three sheets to the wind?  The three little pigs? 

I can tell you what I think of when I hear that number…THE BRIDAL SHOW!!!! We are 3 days away from the big event!! We hope you are getting prepared, but more importantly, we hope you are getting EXCITED!

Drum Roll's officially 4 days until the Bridal Show

Drum roll please!!!!!!!! It’s officially 4 days until the bridal show! That means you have 96 hours or 5760 minutes to prepare for the big bridal extravaganza.


Listen Up Grooms! Love Golf?  Scroll Down For more info...

Attending the 2014 Fall Bridal Show will score major points with your intended and give you the opportunity to win an incredible Golf Package More »

Monday Matrimonial Madness with Jody & Ashley

Our fate began about 12 years ago when we first met in Mrs. Clark’s English class.  Our last names both starting with a “G,” so we were seated next to each other.  More »

If the Shoe Fits...

The average woman owns 19 pairs of shoes, but wears only seven! What does that mean? Women are prepared! What other day is more important to be prepared than your wedding day? The best compliment to your wedding dress?  Killer shoes. Do you see yourself spending thousands of dollars on the perfect pair of Christian Louboutin’s? Or are you considering an option that you'll get mileage out of post-nuptials?More »

Bridal Show Madness!!!

Now that you’ve gotten engaged and have had the time to flaunt that gorgeous rock of yours, you might find yourself asking “Now what?!” We have the perfect solution to your question! ATTEND THE FALL 2014 BRIDAL SHOW AND BENEFIT! More »

It's Got a Ring to it...

Everyone wants a happily ever after…right? Ever wondered what the good luck and bad luck superstitions were all about? Everyone's got a know-it-all in the family: the uncle who spits out World Series stats at the drop of a hat or the sister who can list all the James Bond flicks in reverse chronological order. We're proud to be your wedding equivalent -- here are 6 wedding facts to ponder as you plan your big day: More »

Out with the Old, In with the New

You are starting a new and exciting adventure of your life, therefore why not use new and exciting ideas! Small touches can make your wedding memorable to your guest in ways that will reflect the true nature of your character as a couple. While many wedding traditions are fun More »