Carol & Coby - July 8, 2017

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It was a hot, humid day in July when these two amazing people, Carol and Coby, chose to have their vow renewal ceremony!  They were one of many couples who chose to get married at the courthouse but now wanted to share their love for each other with a ceremony and celebration among family and friends.

Two years of love and marriage between these two has included many ups and down, as well as a serious illness, but they have continued on with their joy and happiness.  The joy that oozes from these two spreads like wildfire to everyone they meet...including us!

We arrived to Ms. Betty’s quaint ranch in the middle of Bulverde.  You know...the kind of ranch that doesn’t even have an address!  Thank goodness for coordinates and GPS!  Coby and his son were out placing signs and lights for that evening’s events.  The hay bales were set facing the most beautiful old tree.  Talk about the most perfect setting!

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The trees were sprawling and the cows were mooing at us as we worked to set up the tables and create an aisle for the ceremony.  Speaking of the cows, someone left a gate open the night before and we lost three hay bales due to hungry cows!  Luckily there were still plenty of places for their loved ones to sit!

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After all of the main set-up was complete and everyone was ready for the ceremony, the photographer put Coby and Carol in place for the first looks, in front of the most beautiful old barn.  We think that one of us may have shed some tears when he turned around and saw her for the first time, but if you ask us...we will deny, deny, deny!

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The day progressed and family and friends began showing up.  Love again tangled it’s fingers through everyone there.  Everyone was laughing and having a wonderful time.  The happy couple said their “I Do’s” and the party began!

BBQ, drinks, family and friends!  The amazing Dominic, with At Last Entertainment, did his magic and the dancing commenced!  Did we mention to you that it was hot???  The heat didn’t matter!  Love and laughter was in the air and it all landed on the lovely couple, Coby and Carol!  Even the flower girl joined in the celebration and serenaded the group with some of her favorite tunes.

We want to thank Carol and Coby for allowing us to be part of this joyous event!  We feel as though everyone brought us into the fold as family and friends!   We want to wish them many days of happiness and love, but don’t forget to close the gate!!

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Venue: Ms. Betty’s Ranch

Planner/Coordinator: Lasting Impressions by Design

Photographer: Dawn Elizabeth Studios

Floral: Eden’s Echo

DJ: At Last Entertainment

Officiant: Weddings by Janine

Catering: Smokey Mo’s

Cake: Cake by Kim

A Night of Laughs

Lasting Impressions by Design had the honor of planning and coordinating a wonderful fundraising event for the Andy Mireles Charitable Foundation.  "A Night of Laughs," featuring Cleto Rodriguez, was a huge success, with over 200 people in attendance.  The evening began with the fantastic music of Joe Posada and his trio, as they played their way through the cocktail hour with some amazing hits, while guests found delicious refreshments and looked over the raffle items.  You could hear the excitement in the room as guests mingled and anxiously awaited the laughs to begin.  The sponsors for the evening even had the opportunity to pose for a photo op with Cleto himself.

Once the main event began, guests couldn't help but laugh at the hilarious offerings of Jessica Ramirez, who told of the joys of motherhood and how we all just need a "Mom-cation" to HEB sometimes!  Her relatability to real life and the numerous stories she told of living life had the crowd laughing out loud.

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Jessica set the stage for Cleto, and the laughs continued to roll.  Guests were treated to more real life stories and wonderful visuals of the many stories he shared.  Hilarious doesn't even begin to cover it!  After all the laughs, some wonderful raffle items were won and guests made their way home.  The entire evening was such a huge success and we are grateful that we were able to plan and coordinate this event for the foundation!  We are looking forward to many more events in the future with the Andy Mireles Charitable Foundation! 

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If you would like to learn more about how to contribute to this wonderful foundation, please visit their website at www.andymireles.org.