Dawn of a New Year!

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Do you have a New Year’s Resolution?

Encouragement can come from the most unexpected places.  Have you ever watched the movie, “New Year’s Eve?” A moving moment in the movie was when the character played by Josh Duhamel makes a toast to his deceased father where he repeats the question that his dad used to ask every New Year’s Eve: “What would you do today if you knew you wouldn’t fail?”

New Years Eve Movie
New Year’s Eve Movie

When we watched the movie and heard this question, we instantly knew the answer, and it was not long after, that we purchased an abandoned, condemned building.

Tirzah Historic Building Before Restoration Venue Belton Texas
Abandoned and condemned historic building before restoration

Other inspirational New Year quotes from the movie are the following.

💜 “And as you all can see, the ball has stopped half-way to its perch. It’s suspended there to remind us before we pop the champagne and celebrate the New Year, to stop, and reflect on the year that has gone by, to remember both our triumphs and our missteps, our promises made and broken, the times we opened ourselves up to great adventures … or closed ourselves down for fear of getting hurt, because that’s what New Year’s all about, getting another chance, a chance to forgive, to do better, to do more, to give more, to love more, and to stop worrying about what if … and start embracing what will be, so when that ball drops at midnight, and it will drop, let’s remember to be nice to each other, kind to each other, and not just tonight but all year long.”

New Years Eve Movie - Ball Drop Times Square

💜 “Sometimes it feels like there are so many things in this world we can’t control. Earthquakes, floods, reality shows … But it’s important to remember the things that we can, like forgiveness, second chances, fresh starts … Because the one thing that turns the world from the longing place to a beautiful place … is love. Love and any of its forms. Love gives us hope … Hope for the New Year. That’s what New Year’s Eve is to me. Hope and a great party!”

New Years Eve Movie - Toast the New Year

💜 “Some people swear there’s no beauty left in the world, no magic. Then, how do you explain the entire world coming together on one night to celebrate the hope of a New Year?”

New Years Eve Movie - Ball Drop New York Times Square

As an alternative to resolutions, selecting an inspirational word or phrase of the year can bring clarity in guiding your daily actions. Generally, it is a positive, motivational, or action word depending on your goals.  The word can be a beacon or anchor in your decision-making process.

We have chosen the word “SHINE” for 2018. This word brings back fond memories at church singing “This little Light of Mine, I’m going to let it Shine!” The song not only brings back cherished memories, but the meaning of the lyrics are significant as well. As we pondered the word, it also represents phrases such as “Shine Kindness,” “Rise and Shine,” “Shine Bright,” and “Choose to Shine.”

Here is a sample of motivational words to start brainstorming for a word that might provide inspiration as you embark on your journey in 2018.

Word of the Year Motivation

Create your own list of words; oftentimes, there is a theme. Select your favorite from the list of characteristics, and then narrow it down to what inspires you. You could write the word on a post-it note or create a beautiful graphic for inspiration to look at as a reminder. Here is a sample of motivational phrases.

💜 Celebrate the small successes
💜 Create healthy habits
💜 Embrace change
💜 Live sparkly
💜 Open your heart
💜 Seek excellence not perfection
💜 Take a chance
💜 Trust your intuition
💜 New Year, New Start, New You

One year, I spotted a simple card at the Dollar Tree that spoke to me, uplifted my spirits, and made me smile. The card was a cute little monkey with the words “Hang In There!” I still have the card as a constant reminder when I am getting ready each morning that storms do pass, and change often comes with a blessing.

Hang In There Inspirational Phrase

From first kisses to lost loves, as the clock strikes midnight, what is your dream when you ring in the New Year? What would you do if you knew you would not fail? Celebrate love, hope, forgiveness, second chances, and fresh starts. Your journey begins with the first step. Now, go out there and do it! 

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Happy New Year!! Enjoy a beautiful song “Have a Little Faith In Me” from the “New Year’s Eve” movie.

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If you would like additional information about event coordination, planning a romantic adventure, or about the other services that we offer, please contact us at info@tirzah.biz.

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About Us:
A vision has evolved between two determined individuals, a mother and a daughter, with two aspiring dreams that intertwined to create Tirzah! We have embarked on a quest to "Leave a Legacy of Love."

Tirzah is a Historical Venue that existed in the late 1860’s and has the honor of being listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. This grand structure features crystal chandeliers, spacious ceilings, original hardwood floors, an exterior courtyard with party lights, and an outdoor rustic landscaped area. We are conveniently located in the heart of Central Texas in downtown Belton’s Historical District. Step back in time and see a glimpse of the past in this vintage venue that is ideal for those looking for a unique, nostalgic, and intimate setting for a special celebration.

Tirzah offers expertise in the Romance Travel Industry. We design romantic escapes, memorable proposals, honeymoons, anniversary trips, vow renewals, and destination weddings.

Our wedding planning services include destination weddings as well as traditional weddings in the Central Texas area.  We strive to offer a personalized experience to couples by transforming dreams into Cherished Memories!

Tirzah Diana Rose



Diana has fun playing with her grandson, loves to travel, enjoys going on nature walks, and collects quotes.




Tirzah Candice Rose




Candice is the mother of the cutest little boy and little girl! She enjoys trying new recipes and playing volleyball. She brings creativity to life.

New Year, New Start, New You!

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A new year brings the feeling of new beginnings, fresh starts, and clean slates so start the year with small, manageable changes.

We are hosting a FREE community event that offers many health and wellness benefits from increased strength to flexibility to heart health.

Alexa Mathews, a Registered Yoga Teacher, will take our stretching to new dimensions. Alexa strives to lead a class in which individuals of all levels and yoga backgrounds feel comfortable and able to develop their own personal practice.

Yoga Health Benefits

Whether you are a novice or a regular yoga practitioner, come join us at Tirzah, connect with others, and create the possibility of a vibrant new year.  Do you desire to live a healthy lifestyle?  Do you want to make connections within your community? Love may not conquer all, but it certainly can aid in healing. Cultivating the emotional support of friends, family, and community has been demonstrated repeatedly to improve health and healing.

Yoga Health Benefits

You do not have to be an expert to reap the benefits. Adding just a few poses to your daily routine can help your health in all kinds of unexpected ways such as the following health benefits:

❤ Releases tension

❤ Increased muscle strength and tone

❤ Improved respiration, energy and vitality

❤ Maintain a balanced metabolism

❤ Weight reduction

❤ Cardio and circulatory health

❤ Improved athletic performance

❤ Protection from injury

❤ Builds muscle strength

❤ Perfects your posture

❤ Prevents cartilage and joint breakdown

❤ Protects your spine

❤ Increases your blood flow

❤ Improve flexibility, strength, balance, and endurance

Please bring an exercise mat, and plan to stay after class to connect with others. Light refreshments will be served. Afterwards, walk down to Nolan Creek to enjoy the serenity and beauty of nature or visit the charming shops in the downtown historic district.

Let’s meet on the mat! 

Yoga Workshop held at Tirzah

When: ‪Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.‬
Where: Tirzah, ‪115 N. East Street, Belton, TX‬!

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If you would like additional information about event coordination, planning a romantic adventure, or about the other services that we offer, please contact us at info@tirzah.biz.

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About Us:
A vision has evolved between two determined individuals, a mother and a daughter, with two aspiring dreams that intertwined to create Tirzah! We have embarked on a quest to "Leave a Legacy of Love."

Tirzah is a Historical Venue that existed in the late 1860’s and has the honor of being listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. This grand structure features crystal chandeliers, spacious ceilings, original hardwood floors, an exterior courtyard with party lights, and an outdoor rustic landscaped area. We are conveniently located in the heart of Central Texas in downtown Belton’s Historical District. Step back in time and see a glimpse of the past in this vintage venue that is ideal for those looking for a unique, nostalgic, and intimate setting for a special celebration.

Tirzah offers expertise in the Romance Travel Industry. We design romantic escapes, memorable proposals, honeymoons, anniversary trips, vow renewals, and destination weddings.

Our wedding planning services include destination weddings as well as traditional weddings in the Central Texas area.  We strive to offer a personalized experience to couples by transforming dreams into Cherished Memories!

Tirzah Diana Rose



Diana has fun playing with her grandson, loves to travel, enjoys going on nature walks, and collects quotes.




Tirzah Candice Rose




Candice is the mother of the cutest little boy and little girl! She enjoys trying new recipes and playing volleyball. She brings creativity to life.

 

Help for the Homeless

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Our initiative for this holiday season is to provide Socks for the Homeless.

Footprints of His Love Sock Collection Drive for the Homeless

There are several organizations within the Heart of Texas that provide support for the Homeless.  If you feel led, please help support one of these worthy causes and leave a footprint of God’s love.

  • Central Texas Youth Services

The Central Texas Youth Services organization provides services to runaways, homeless, troubled youth, and their families throughout the Central Texas region.

  • Family Promise

 

  • Feast of Hope

 

  • Feed My Sheep

The organization is faith-based and provides fellowship, ministry, and mentoring, but they also provide daily meals, haircuts, wellness checks, shoes, clothing, hygiene necessities, sleeping bags, and other basic needs.

Their objective is to re-establish the Homeless as productive members within the local workforce and community with dignity, love, and respect.

For more information, www.feedmysheeptemple.org.

Organizations that help the Homeless - Feed My Sheep

  • Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition (HOTHC)

This coalition provides support to homeless individuals and families by fostering public education and awareness about the issue of homelessness, improving outreach to homeless persons, identify gaps in support, develop strategic plans to provide a continuum of care for the homeless, and advocate for quality treatment for the homeless individuals who are mentally ill.

For more information, www.heartoftexashomeless.org.

Help for the Homeless

  • Helping Hands Ministry

This ministry provides aid and advocacy to our neighbors experiencing the effects of poverty with sustainable solutions.  Their vision is to eliminate all physical and spiritual poverty in East Bell County through relief, development, and advocacy.  They have a food pantry, provide clothing, and offer educational classes.

For more information, www.helpinghandsbelton.org.

  • Homeless Liaison

Help for the Homeless

  • Living Word Harvest
Help for the Homeless - Leila Valchar - Living Word Harvest
“God Works Through People” — Photo Credit: Leila Valchar, My Giving Tree
  • St. Vincent de Paul

Organizations that help the Homeless - St. Vincent de Paul

  • Texas Homeless Network

Help for the Homeless

HOMELESS
H is for Hello. Look into your mirror of life.  You can make a difference.
O is for Open. Open your mind to the possibilities that can come true for you. A closed door can be reversed and opened.
M is for Move. Stand up wherever you are and take action. Move so you can move on and move ahead.
E is for Exchange. Let others know who you are and what you are trying to accomplish.
L is for Love. In Corinthians, it says that “Love never fails!”
E is for Expect. Raise your expectations daily by breathing life into your dreams.
S is for Seek. Search for what you can become and what you can help others become.
S is for Share.  Share the love! Be the reason someone smiles today.
Share the Love Help for the Homeless Sock Collection Drive

For more information regarding Tirzah and our mission to leave a Legacy of Love,  see www.tirzah.biz.

Warm feet, Warm Hearts, Give Socks!

Warming the hearts of the homeless in our community, two feet at a time!

Tirzah 

If you would like additional information about event coordination, planning a romantic adventure, or about the other services that we offer, please contact us at info@tirzah.biz.

Join us in our exciting endeavor!
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Copyright 2017. Tirzah. All rights reserved.
About Us:
A vision has evolved between two determined individuals, a mother and a daughter, with two aspiring dreams that intertwined to create Tirzah! We have embarked on a quest to "Leave a Legacy of Love."

Tirzah is a Historical Venue that existed in the late 1860’s and has the honor of being listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. This grand structure features crystal chandeliers, spacious ceilings, original hardwood floors, an exterior courtyard with party lights, and an outdoor rustic landscaped area. We are conveniently located in the heart of Central Texas in downtown Belton’s Historical District. Step back in time and see a glimpse of the past in this vintage venue that is ideal for those looking for a unique, nostalgic, and intimate setting for a special celebration.

Tirzah offers expertise in the Romance Travel Industry. We design romantic escapes, memorable proposals, honeymoons, anniversary trips, vow renewals, and destination weddings.

Our wedding planning services include destination weddings as well as traditional weddings in the Central Texas area.  We strive to offer a personalized experience to couples by transforming dreams into Cherished Memories!

Tirzah Diana Rose



Diana has fun playing with her grandson, loves to travel, enjoys going on nature walks, and collects quotes.




Tirzah Candice Rose




Candice is the mother of the cutest little boy and little girl! She enjoys trying new recipes and playing volleyball. She brings creativity to life.

 

Warm Feet, Warm Hearts, Give Socks!

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FOOTPRINTS OF HIS LOVE

Footprints of His Love Sock Collection Drive for the Homeless

Our initiative for this holiday season is to provide Socks for the Homeless. Countless families the world over are enjoying Christmas traditions; however, not all individuals are so blessed. Christmas gifts, shoes, and socks are most likely something we take for granted. Did you know that socks are one of the least donated items to shelters but one that is most needed? Socks illustrate a concern for public health. For the Homeless, the lack of clean, dry footwear is a discomfort that can lead to serious foot problems including frostbite and infections. Socks are a sought-after item because heat often escapes through feet. When your feet are cold, everything is cold. Access to something as basic as a clean, dry pair of socks can literally save lives within our country’s Homeless population. There is a desperate need for socks as the cold weather approaches.

Footprints of His Love Sock Collection Drive for the Homeless

Embrace the Christmas spirit and make the holiday season a little warmer. We are collecting socks for less fortunate families and raising awareness of the plight of the Homeless! The Homeless rarely get anything new, so clean, warm socks are a true treasure. Just think about how a nice new pair of socks feels when you slip them on your feet, and then imagine life independent from these paired prizes. In the words of Sidney Falken, “Walking a mile in someone’s shoes takes on a much different meaning when that person is Homeless.”

Help for the Homeless - Sock Collection Drive
Photo Credit: Rick Robb, Kind Spring

How can you help? Share some socks!! We need socks for all age groups and gender. In addition to the socks, we are collecting note cards of encouragement to give with the socks. If you feel led, then consider donating a pair of socks and/or writing a heartfelt note. This simple kind gesture does not take much time or money, but it will have a big impact on the individuals you help. The socks and cards of encouragement will then be distributed to our local organizations that help the Homeless.

Sock Collection Box Help for the Homeless Belton Texas

A Sock Collection box will be located at the entryway of Tirzah at 115 N. East Street in the downtown Belton Historic District. We will also be collecting socks during the Christmas on the Chisholm Trail festival on December 2, 2017, from Noon until 7:00 p.m. where you can celebrate an Old Fashion Christmas.

Christmas on the Chisholm Trail Belton Texas

The Sock Collection Drive will end December 20th so we can distribute the gifts before Christmas.

For more information on how you can help the Homeless population, see Organizations that help the Homeless in the Heart of Texas.

For more information regarding Tirzah and our mission to leave a Legacy of Love,  see www.tirzah.biz.

Warm feet, Warm Hearts, Give Socks! ❤

Warming the hearts of the homeless in our community, two feet at a time!

Tirzah 

If you would like additional information about event coordination, planning a romantic adventure, or about the other services that we offer, please contact us at info@tirzah.biz.

Join us in our exciting endeavor!
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Copyright 2017. Tirzah. All rights reserved.
About Us:
A vision has evolved between two determined individuals, a mother and a daughter, with two aspiring dreams that intertwined to create Tirzah! We have embarked on a quest to "Leave a Legacy of Love."

Tirzah is a Historical Venue that existed in the late 1860’s and has the honor of being listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. This grand structure features crystal chandeliers, spacious ceilings, original hardwood floors, an exterior courtyard with party lights, and an outdoor rustic landscaped area. We are conveniently located in the heart of Central Texas in downtown Belton’s Historical District. Step back in time and see a glimpse of the past in this vintage venue that is ideal for those looking for a unique, nostalgic, and intimate setting for a special celebration.

Tirzah offers expertise in the Romance Travel Industry. We design romantic escapes, memorable proposals, honeymoons, anniversary trips, vow renewals, and destination weddings.

Our wedding planning services include destination weddings as well as traditional weddings in the Central Texas area.  We strive to offer a personalized experience to couples by transforming dreams into Cherished Memories!

Tirzah Diana Rose



Diana has fun playing with her grandson, loves to travel, enjoys going on nature walks, and collects quotes.




Tirzah Candice Rose




Candice is the mother of the cutest little boy and girl! She enjoys trying new recipes and playing volleyball. She brings creativity to life.

 

Josh Champ and Ashley Beckham’s Wedding

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This love story began approximately 8 years ago when Josh and Ashley started dating. Josh proposed to Ashley at his birthday party a year ago last May. Friends and family were invited to the celebration. The last present that Josh opened was from Ashley’s dad. When he opened the present, he said, “Awesome! Just what I have always wanted.” With tears starting to well up in his eyes, he walked towards Ashley and got down on one knee, looked Ashley in the eye, and said, “You.” Then Josh asked for Ashley’s hand in marriage, and “by the grace of God, she said Yes!!!” It was such a sweet surprise and so many kept it a secret. Ashley described that day as “one of the best days in her life!” Josh said, “I got the best birthday present that I could ever ask for!”

As we helped a beautiful Bride and her family decorate for her wedding reception, it was amazing to see the Bride’s vision come together into a magical setting.

Tirzah Central Texas Wedding Josh and Ashley Champ Rustic Acres Reception Decorating

Josh and Ashley were married in Manning Chapel at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor where they both attended college. A special touch in their wedding ceremony was a Unity Cross. The Unity Cross is a unique way to celebrate the joining of a Bride and Groom together as one in marriage. The outer cross represents strength, leadership, and protection of the man. The intricate detail of the inner cross represents the beauty and many capabilities of the woman. The Bride’s inner cross is placed inside the protection of the Groom’s outer cross and symbolizes the two becoming one. Three pins hold the sculpture together and represents the Trinity for the security and completeness that only our Heavenly Father can provide.

Tirzah Central Texas Wedding Josh and Ashley Champ UMHB Manning Chapel Unity Cross Ceremony

Champ Wedding UMHB Manning Chapel

The Couple’s reception was held at Rustic Acres Event Center. Rustic Acres is a 5,500 square foot building that can easily accommodate over 300 seated guests, and the facility is nestled on over 22 peaceful acres.

Tirzah Central Texas Wedding Josh and Ashley Champ Rustic Acres Event Center

Tirzah Central Texas Wedding Josh and Ashley Champ Rustic Acres Roadrunner
A roadrunner came to the Champ’s reception.

Tirzah Central Texas Wedding Josh and Ashley Champ Rustic Acres Bride Groom

Candice decorated the chalkboard wall for the Champ wedding reception, and it made a cute backdrop for a photo booth to capture the smiles of their guests.

Tirzah Central Texas Wedding Josh and Ashley Champ Rustic Acres Chalkboard Wall

Tirzah Central Texas Wedding Josh and Ashley Champ Rustic Acres Chalkboard Wall

The colors for the wedding and reception consisted of navy and coral. The Bridesmaids’ dresses were navy, and the bouquets and floral centerpieces on the reception tables were comprised of coral Gerber daisies.

Weddings by Tirzah Central Texas Wedding Josh and Ashley Champ Wedding Cake

During the toasts, the Best Man said, “Marriage is like fine wine, it gets better with age. Cheers to the years!” The Matron of Honor included a beautiful quote … “Love isn’t always perfect. It isn’t a fairy tale or a storybook, and it doesn’t always come easy. Love is overcoming obstacles, facing challenges, fighting to be together, holding on and never letting go. It is a short word, easy to spell, difficult to define, and impossible to live without. Love is work, but most of all, Love is realizing that every hour, every minute, and every second was worth it because you did it together.”

El Chico catered the reception. The professional photographer was a longtime friend. Creative Innovations was the florist for the Bridal bouquet, and she also added an extra floral touch to the wedding cake which was decorated by Tracylyn with Simply Sweet. Ashley and Josh have been childhood friends with Tracylyn’s kids. The Mother of the Bride’s friend, Pam, had the honor of cutting the wedding cake; they had attended high school together and have remained friends as Ashley was growing up.

Tirzah Central Texas Wedding Josh and Ashley Champ Rustic Acres Reception Cake Cutting

The wedding dance represents the first steps the Bride and Groom take together set to music. The Couple danced their first dance to Promise to Love Her by Blane Howard.

Tirzah Central Texas Wedding Josh and Ashley Champ Rustic Acres Bride Groom First Dance
This is a look of a man in love! ❤

A very special moment for us during the evening was during the Mother-Son dance. The sweet Bride came up to us and thanked us for all of our help. That simple gesture was a treasure!

Josh and Ashley incorporated an Anniversary Dance into the celebration. The couple that had been married the longest was 56 years. That is quite an accomplishment and wonderful role models for a happy marriage. This couple was Josh’s grandparents, Jim and Sandy Champ.

The Bride and Groom included some sweet touches to the celebration such as up-lighting with their names displayed on the wall, and the couple also served Kettle-corn and Movie Popcorn as one of the appetizers with cute sacks that said, “Thanks for Poppin’ in on our big day!”

Tirzah Central Texas Wedding Josh and Ashley Champ Reception Appetizer Popcorn

For their final farewell, the guests were blowing bubbles of wedding wishes for the new Mr. and Mrs.

Tirzah Central Texas Wedding Josh and Ashley Champ Rustic Acres Final Farewell Bubbles

After the wedding, the couple traveled to the Bahamas for their honeymoon and stayed at Sandals Royal Bahamian Hotel.  This beautiful resort offers refined European sophistication, private cabanas, personal butler service, and romantic ambiance surrounded by tropical flora and crystal blue water. ⚓️

Tirzah Central Texas Wedding Josh and Ashley Champ Honeymoon Bahamas Sandals Hotel

Josh and Ashley also went to Atlantis which is a portal to a truly Bahamian experience that features the world’s largest open-air marine habitat, a 141-acre waterscape, and magnificent beaches.

Champ Wedding Honeymoon Bahamas Atlantis

Even though it rained a little each day, the Couple saw a gorgeous rainbow and had many wonderful adventures such as snorkeling with the sea turtles and swimming with the dolphins.

Champ Wedding Honeymoon Bahamas Sandals Rainbow

Champ Wedding Honeymoon Bahamas Atlantis Swimming with the Dolphins

We are so happy for the sweet Couple. We wish them much love, laughter, and happily ever after! Cheers to the years!! 💕

Tirzah Central Texas Wedding Josh and Ashley Champ Rustic Acres Chalkboard Wall behind Bar

Weddings by Tirzah Central Texas Wedding Josh and Ashley Champ Rustic Acres

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If you would like additional information about event coordination, planning a romantic adventure, or about the other services that we offer, please contact us at info@tirzah.biz.

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Copyright 2017. Tirzah. All rights reserved.
About Us:
A vision has evolved between two determined individuals, a mother and a daughter, with two aspiring dreams that intertwined to create Tirzah! We have embarked on a quest to "Leave a Legacy of Love."

Tirzah is a Historical Venue that existed in the late 1860’s and has the honor of being listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. This grand structure features crystal chandeliers, spacious ceilings, original hardwood floors, an exterior courtyard with party lights, and an outdoor rustic landscaped area. We are conveniently located in the heart of Central Texas in downtown Belton’s Historical District. Step back in time and see a glimpse of the past in this vintage venue that is ideal for those looking for a unique, nostalgic, and intimate setting for a special celebration.

Tirzah offers expertise in the Romance Travel Industry. We design romantic escapes, memorable proposals, honeymoons, anniversary trips, vow renewals, and destination weddings.

Our wedding planning services include destination weddings as well as traditional weddings in the Central Texas area.  We strive to offer a personalized experience to couples by transforming dreams into Cherished Memories!

Tirzah Diana Rose



Diana has fun playing with her grandson, loves to travel, enjoys going on nature walks, and collects quotes.




Tirzah Candice Rose




Candice is the mother of the cutest little boy! She enjoys trying new recipes and playing volleyball. She brings creativity to life.



 

Hurricanes and Travel

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Hurricane’s are powerful storms that leave a path of destruction with strong rotating winds and torrential rains. These massive storms form over large bodies of water and move toward land.

These storms happen worldwide; they are called typhoons in the North Pacific Ocean; around Australia, they are called cyclones with wind blowing counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale is from 1-5. Category 4 leaves extreme damage with winds between 131 – 155 mph, and 5 leaves catastrophic damage with sustained winds greater than 155 mph. The combination of the storm surge, battering waves, and high winds is deadly. “The price you may pay for not evacuating is your life.” Hubert Minnis, Bahamas

Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale

Each year, many parts of the United States experience tropical storms and hurricanes. A major problem in the United States is that shorelines attract large numbers of people from Maine to Texas, and people’s perception of risk has become complacent with delayed actions because weaker storms have resulted in a false impression of a hurricane’s damage potential.  It has been 12 years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Louisiana/Mississippi border on August 29, 2005, as a Category 3 which produced the highest storm surge ever recorded in the United States.

Even though hurricanes form in the Pacific Ocean, these storms almost never reach the Western Coast of the United States. There are two main reasons for this disparity; one of which is hurricanes tend to move toward the west-northwest; therefore, the movement carries the storm away from the West Coast. The second factor is the difference in water temperatures along the East and West coasts. The East Coast provides a source of warm water which is fuel for hurricanes. The West Coast has cooler temperatures which does not provide enough thermal energy to sustain a hurricane’s strength.

The frequency and intensity of Caribbean storms vary greatly from year to year; the odds of your vacation being disrupted by weather remain quite low.  According to Weather Underground in their hurricane archive, the most hurricanes that have ever happened in one year in the Atlantic since 1950 was 15 in 2005, and the least in one year was 2.

Hurricane Harvey Texas
I-10 between Houston and Beaumont, Texas during Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey in 2017, a Category 4 major hurricane, left Southeast Texas in a state of catastrophic flooding.  It was the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since 2005, and Harvey holds the wettest storm on record in the contiguous United States with up to 50 inches of rain in some areas including Houston — more rainfall than Houston receives in a year.

Hurricane Harvey Rockport Texas

Harvey made landfall near Rockport, Texas, at peak intensity. FEMA director, Brock Long, called Harvey the worst disaster in Texas history.

Hurricane Harvey with Pet Rescue

Pets are now included in disaster plans resulting from lessons learned during Hurricane Katrina which helped save pets from flooding in Texas during Hurricane Harvey. During the devastation of Katrina, many residents stayed and some died rather than heed rescuers’ instructions to leave pets behind as waters inundated homes.

Hurricane Harvey with Pet Rescue
The lives of humans and animals in our communities are intertwined.

Hurricane is a Caribbean Indian word for “evil spirit and big wind. Native Americans called these storms Hurakons, after “a great spirit who commanded the east wind.”

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NASA captures a satellite image of Hurricane Irma

Within days of Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma developed. Irma, the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history, made its first landfall in the islands of the northeast Caribbean. The hurricane is sweeping across the Caribbean and leaving destruction in its wake with rising tide levels rise and wave surges that could cover an entire island. Officials warn people to seek protection from the hurricane’s onslaught and closed with “May God protect us all.”

Hurricane Irma Puerto Rico
Hurricane Irma in Puerto Rico by Carlos Giusti

Mark Brantley, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nevis and St. Kitts described the moments before the storm, “It is pitch black outside, but the furious rain and the howling winds make a frightening symphony.” Thankfully, Nevis was spared the worst, but they are still assessing.

Nevis Caribbean Island Four Seasons
Nevis, a beautiful Caribbean Island

However, the the two-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda was not as fortunate.  As Irma hit the Caribbean, winds of 185 mph sounded like a “freight train.” The tiny island of Barbuda was turned to ruins with more than 90 percent of buildings damaged and barely habitable. The airport on Barbuda was also destroyed, which means that Antigua will be used as a hub, with aid being brought across to Barbuda by boat and helicopter.

Emergency Information

Geographical issues and emergencies may differ, but having a basic survival kit to be ready at a moment’s notice is very important in crisis situations.  Items to include in Disaster Supply Kits:

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least 3 days for drinking and sanitation
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food items; Baby products, Pet food, Mess kits, Manual can opener
  • Battery-powered radio, Battery-powered fan/heater
  • Portable lighting, Flashlight, Batteries, Candles, Matches in a water-proof container
  • Whistle to signal emergency crews for help
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Cell phone with chargers, Walkie-talkie
  • Hatchet, Hammer, Wrench, Pliers, Scissors, Duct tape
  • First Aid Kit, Prescription medications, and Non-prescription medications such as pain relievers
  • Glasses, Contact lens and solution
  • Feminine supplies, Personal hygiene items, Plastic Bags
  • Bleach; When diluted, 9 parts water to 1 part bleach, can be used as a disinfectant; 16 drops per gallon of water can be used to treat the water in an emergency according to FEMA.
  • Change of clothing, gloves, coat, and sturdy shoes
  • Blanket for each person
  • Paper, pencil, colors, books, puzzles
  • Cash, Important documents such as copy of Insurance Policy and Social Security Cards in a waterproof container

Hurricanes’ names are established by an international committee of the United Nations World Meteorological Organization. Every six years, the list of names begins again. For example, the 2017 list will be used again in 2023. 2017 Tropical Storm and Hurricane Names: Arlene, Bret, Cindy, Don, Emily, Franklin, Gert, Harvey, Irma, Jose, Katia, Lee, Maria, Nate, Ophelia, Philippe, Rina, Sean, Tammy, Vince, and Whitney.

Atlantic Hurricane Names by Year

The names of especially destructive hurricanes are usually retired.

Retired Atlantic Hurricane Names by Year

When making travel arrangements, the Atlantic basin hurricane season runs from June to November with September being a peak month. The Atlantic basin includes the entire Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico. You may be able to secure reduced rates with fewer crowds in this low season so it may be worth it to take the chance. Statistically, there is a very low risk that a hurricane will impact your vacation. The ABC islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao are historically less likely than other Caribbean islands to be hit by a hurricane.

If you are planning a vacation during hurricane season, stay abreast of weather conditions. Thanks to satellite technology, no hurricane goes unnoticed. They are even equipped with sensors to pinpoint the center, or eye, of a storm.When traveling to destinations where a storm is predicted, travelers can often re-book their travel without any change fee. Purchasing travel insurance is highly recommended.  The majority of travel insurance with trip cancellation and trip interruption coverage will reimburse your pre-paid, non-refundable expenses lost as a result of canceling a trip or ending a trip prematurely due to severe weather.

Hurricane Harvey Texas

In the words of Diane Ackerman, “Hurricane season brings a humbling reminder that, despite our technologies, most of nature remains unpredictable.” As you take adventures, listen to weather alerts, heed travel advisories, and take precautionary measures!

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Amidst the tragedy, many heartwarming stories have emerged such as this beautiful love story.  Chris and Shelley Holland were flooded in due to Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Their church and reception hall were flooded, their wedding cake was cancelled, catering was cancelled, and many guests were unable to attend their ceremony. They fought through all obstacles and pulled off a beautiful wedding. Love Conquers All! 💕

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Photo Courtesy:
* I-10; Texas Department of Transportation
* Reserve Officer Tammy McCleney assisted in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Rockport, TX.
* People awaiting the arrival of Hurricane Irma in Puerto Rico; Carlos Giusti/Associated Press
* Abandoned dog tethered to a telephone pole in rising rainwater during Hurricane Harvey; Rescued by the photographer who took its picture; Matt Rodewald
* Man with pet Chihuahua; Joe Raedle/Getty
* Andrew White helps neighbor and her dog; Carrying a red purse; Scott Olson/Getty
* Yellow Rain Coat and Dog; Joe Raedle/Getty
* Isiah Courtney carries his dog Bruce through floodwaters; Jonathan Bachman/Reuters
* David Gonzalez comforts his wife Kathy after being rescued; Jonathan Bachman/Reuters
* Naomi Coto carries her dog Simba on her shoulders; Joe Raedle/Getty
* Satellite image of Hurricane Irma; NOAA/NASA
* Nevis; Four Seasons Resort; Ziggy Kois
* Charts; Atlantic Hurricane Names; National Hurricane Center
* Hurricane Harvey Texas Wedding; Twos Company Photography
Copyright 2017. Tirzah. All rights reserved.
About Us:
A vision has evolved between two determined individuals, a mother and a daughter, with two aspiring dreams that intertwined to create Tirzah! We have embarked on a quest to "Leave a Legacy of Love."

Tirzah is a Historical Venue that existed in the late 1860’s and has the honor of being listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. This grand structure features crystal chandeliers, spacious ceilings, original hardwood floors, an exterior courtyard with party lights, and an outdoor rustic landscaped area. We are conveniently located in the heart of Central Texas in downtown Belton’s Historical District. Step back in time and see a glimpse of the past in this vintage venue that is ideal for those looking for a unique, nostalgic, and intimate setting for a special celebration.

Tirzah offers expertise in the Romance Travel Industry. We design romantic escapes, memorable proposals, honeymoons, anniversary trips, vow renewals, and destination weddings.

Our wedding planning services include destination weddings as well as traditional weddings in the Central Texas area.  We strive to offer a personalized experience to couples by transforming dreams into Cherished Memories!

Tirzah Diana Rose



Diana has fun playing with her grandson, loves to travel, enjoys going on nature walks, and collects quotes.




Tirzah Candice Rose




Candice is the mother of the cutest little boy! She enjoys trying new recipes and playing volleyball. She brings creativity to life.

Rockin’ in Belton

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💕 Belton Rocks spreads a little sparkle in an ordinary day!

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Something as simple as a rock is spreading smiles. People all across Belton are having fun, getting outside, enjoying time with family and friends, and spreading a little joy. Rocks are being painted and hidden around the Belton area to brighten people’s day. It is bringing our community together in such a fun unique way.

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It is all about family and community unity. Many are involved as individuals, families, and businesses.

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This community craze began when the Bostick family was on a trip in Washington when Chance found a painted rock while on a hike with his family with “Keep or Re-hide Me” written on the back. The family brought the painted rock tradition home to Belton, Texas.

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Rocks are often hidden around the Historic District, Yettie Polk Park, Chisholm Trail Park, the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, local businesses, and many other surrounding locations.

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The process is simple: Find, Paint, Hide! Once you find a decorated rock, you are encouraged to paint a new one and hide it, and then drop a hint on the Facebook group page as to where they are hidden. A clue such as “you can find this one hiding where you would have a great spot to view the parade” along with a photo.

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The rocks reflect the opinions of the individual artists. Many rocks have quotes, motivational words, and Bible verses. People are displaying our Belton Spirit and Texas Pride. These rocks are mini-masterpieces with some amazing art work on them.

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Instructions are written on the back of the art work so that people know what to do when the rocks are found such as “Post your find at Belton Rocks on Facebook, Rehide Me, or #BeltonRocks” depending on the size of the rock.

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Pictures are posted on the Facebook Group @BeltonRocks with clues of where to find the painted rocks or of smiling faces with their newly found treasures. The painter enjoys the posts because they like to see what has happened to their creation.

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Both the young and the young at heart are enjoying Belton Rocks. Local nursing home residents are enjoying the love of rock painting to sprinkle bits of happy to brighten up the world because it brings joy to the heart when you hear a child in the park exclaim, “I found one!”

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Quilt rocks may also be found where you divide the rock into sections. You paint one section, and each time its found, they paint their own design in another section and then re-hide.

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Mod Podging with napkins onto rocks has become really popular. First, cut out a design from the napkin that would fit best on the rock.  Use a brush to paint a thin coat of Mod Podge on the rock and press the napkin design carefully onto the rock and smooth out the wrinkles, and then add another coat of Mod Podge to the rock.

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We even have some traveling rocks. After the rocks are painted, some are taking the rocks on trips and leaving the unexpected surprise along the traveler’s route. Belton Rocks is starting a map to see how far our rocks have gone and relay some of the stories of their journeys. Rocks have traveled from sea to shining sea, from California to Florida.  They have even traveled as far as Cancun, Mexico.

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Often times, those going on rock hunting expeditions will bring a trash bag and collect garbage along the way to keep our city and parks beautiful.

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Searching for just the perfect stone is part of the fun. Smooth, rounded stones work the best. Once you have found your canvas, rinse the rock to remove dirt and let it dry. You may want to draw your design onto the rock. Acrylic paint works well. For fine detail, a toothpick could be used as a paintbrush. Once you have finished painting the rock, seal the design with Mod Podge to make sure your art lasts for a long time. For more information on rock painting, That Art Place in Belton is hosting a free painted rock workshop on June 3rd from 10am – 3pm.

Tirzah Belton Rocks That Art Place Workshop

Belton is participating in an even bigger effort called International Drop A Rock Day to be held on Monday, July 3rd for rock artists all around the world to paint a rock with the same word on the same day and drop it somewhere for someone to find and brighten their day. The chosen word for this year is Peace!

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This new Belton pastime brings so many benefits:
💖 Explore the city
💖 See the history of downtown
💖 Enjoy nature and the outdoors
💖 Spend quality time together
💖 Families having fun
💖 Time for adventure
💖 Scavenger hunt
💖 Solving mysteries from the posted clues
💖 Time of bonding while searching for hidden treasures
💖 Builds a sense of togetherness
💖 Community unity
💖 Spreading happiness
💖 Brings a smile to those who find the painted rocks
💖 Beautiful pay-it-forward project
💖 Pride, fun, and wonder
💖 And the canvas is free.

Belton is changing the world one rock at a time through random inspirational rocks dropped along the way for unsuspecting recipients to find.

Tirzah Belton Rocks Dream Big

Just as Mother Teresa said, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples,” I encourage you to cast a stone and create many ripples of joy! 💕

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Photo Courtesy:
Belton Rocks Facebook Group, @BeltonRocks

Copyright 2017. Tirzah. All rights reserved.
About Us:
A vision has evolved between two determined individuals, a mother and a daughter, with two aspiring dreams that intertwined to create Tirzah! We have embarked on a quest to "Leave a Legacy of Love."

Tirzah is a Historical Venue that existed in the 1870’s and has the honor of being listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. This grand structure features crystal chandeliers, spacious ceilings, original hardwood floors, an exterior courtyard with party lights, and an outdoor rustic landscaped area. We are conveniently located in the heart of Central Texas in downtown Belton’s Historical District. Step back in time and see a glimpse of the past in this vintage venue that is ideal for those looking for a unique, nostalgic, and intimate setting for a special celebration.

Tirzah offers expertise in the Romance Travel Industry. We design romantic escapes, memorable proposals, honeymoons, anniversary trips, vow renewals, and destination weddings.

Our wedding planning services include destination weddings as well as traditional weddings in the Central Texas area.  We strive to offer a personalized experience to couples by transforming dreams into Cherished Memories!

Tirzah Diana Rose



Diana has fun playing with her grandson, loves to travel, enjoys going on nature walks, and collects quotes.




Tirzah Candice Rose




Candice is the mother of the cutest little boy! She enjoys trying new recipes and playing volleyball. She brings creativity to life.

 

Texas-size Family Fun in the Belton Historical District

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💕 Belton, Texas, Parks and Recreation hosted a Free Tubing and Movie in the Park event on Saturday, June 10, 2017, behind The Gin.

Floating on Nolan Creek was a fun way to beat the heat of the afternoon. All of the children were having a blast, but I had just as much fun as the kids riding the small rapids. People typically bring their own tubes at this event, but tubes were available for people to use.

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We enjoyed a live music performance on the banks of Nolan Creek by a band known as Touch Of Class. As they performed on the Main Stage, they played great dance hits from the 1950’s to today as the crowd was dancing to the awesome tunes. For more information on the band and their schedule, see http://touchofclass.webs.com.

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After tubing, we walked to Scores Sports Bar on S. East Street to get some pizza to eat while we were waiting for the movie to start when the sun went down.

Tirzah Travels - Belton Texas - Scores Sports Bar

The movie, Sing, was played on the big screen. The story-line was about a dapper Koala named Buster Moon that presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. He took one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition. Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, there were five contestants that emerged … a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine.

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The community event was successful in achieving many measures such as making fun affordable for everyone with the various social activities in the Downtown Belton Historical District; people were enjoying the beauty of nature and getting some exercise while having fun; connecting with others in the community helps to form lasting friendships; and the fun family-time creates wonderful memories that last a lifetime.  All of these quality metrics strengthen the community for a wonderful place to live.

Tirzah Travels - Belton Texas - Movies Under the Stars - Family Fun

The picturesque setting, tubing on the creek, dancing in the park, pizza, laughter, and movies under the stars made the perfect combination for building memories! 💕

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If you would like additional information about planning a romantic adventure or about the services that we offer, please contact us at info@tirzah.biz.

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Photography:  Sing - Belton Parks & Recreation

Copyright 2017. Tirzah. All rights reserved.
About Us:
A vision has evolved between two determined individuals, a mother and a daughter, with two aspiring dreams that intertwined to create Tirzah! We have embarked on a quest to "Leave a Legacy of Love."

Tirzah is a Historical Venue that existed in the 1880’s and has the honor of being listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. This grand structure features crystal chandeliers, spacious ceilings, original hardwood floors, an exterior courtyard with party lights, and an outdoor rustic landscaped area. We are conveniently located in the heart of Central Texas in downtown Belton’s Historical District. Step back in time and see a glimpse of the past in this vintage venue that is ideal for those looking for a unique, nostalgic, and intimate setting for a special celebration.

Tirzah offers expertise in the Romance Travel Industry. We design romantic escapes, memorable proposals, honeymoons, anniversary trips, vow renewals, and destination weddings.

Our wedding planning services include destination weddings as well as traditional weddings in the Central Texas area.  We strive to offer a personalized experience to couples by transforming dreams into Cherished Memories!

Tirzah Diana Rose



Diana has fun playing with her grandson, loves to travel, enjoys going on nature walks, and collects quotes.




Tirzah Candice Rose




Candice is the mother of the cutest little boy! She enjoys trying new recipes and playing volleyball. She brings creativity to life.




 

Placencia, Belize

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Placencia is a peninsula known for its palm-lined beaches on the Caribbean coast of southern Belize.

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The Spaniards that traveled the southern coast of Belize in the 1800’s gave Placencia its name. It was once named Punta Placencia in Spanish or Point Pleasant in English.

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Beachfront reggae bars, colorful guesthouses, and a spacious expanse of beach attract tourists to this gorgeous emerald peninsula which was once a sleepy fishing village.

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The road to Placencia Village is bordered by the tranquil lagoon to the West and the turquoise Caribbean on the East, and the village sits at the very tip of the narrow peninsula.

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Inland adventures offer an unparalleled opportunity to see the wild beauty of the Belizean Rainforest, ancient Mayan Ruins, rich culture and more.

Enjoy a tour to the nearby Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary which is home to the first jaguar reserve in the world, cascading waterfalls to swim in, panoramic mountain views, nature trails, and a variety of tropical birds.  One of Belize’s highest points, Victoria Peak, is found at Cockscomb Basin.

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This charmimg seaside village offers the best gateway for scuba diving and snorkeling where the aquatic life and the topography varies in the different dive sites.

The great Blue Hole is one of Belize’s best-known dive sites.  It was made famous by Jacques Cousteau and a UNESCO protected site.  The ancient sinkhole was created after an underground cavern and cave system collapsed.  It is almost 1,000 feet across and over 400 feet deep.

Placencia Belize Blue Hole Diving and Snorkeling

During April, May, and June, giant whale sharks emerge in the pristine waters of Gladden Spit Marine Reserve.

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Experience an underwater world populated by a rich diversity of species at the coral Belize Barrier Reef, the second largest barrier reef in the world. Placencia, Belize, is a beautiful destination for romance and a diver and snorkeler’s dream! 💕

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Photography:  Peninsula - Curtiss and Melinda Pruett, Blue Hole - Danielle Burruss, Gladden Spit - Katherine, Victoria Peak - Hunter Deerman, Cockscomb Basin Waterfall - Venessa Huynh 

Copyright 2017. Tirzah. All rights reserved.
About Us:
A vision has evolved between two determined individuals, a mother and a daughter, with two aspiring dreams that intertwined to create Tirzah!  We have embarked on a quest to "Leave a Legacy of Love."

Tirzah is a Historical Venue that existed in the 1880’s and has the honor of being listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. This grand structure features crystal chandeliers, spacious ceilings, original hardwood floors, an exterior courtyard with party lights, and an outdoor rustic landscaped area. We are conveniently located in the heart of Central Texas in downtown Belton’s Historical District. Step back in time and see a glimpse of the past in this vintage venue that is ideal for those looking for a unique, nostalgic, and intimate setting for a special celebration.

Tirzah offers expertise in the Romance Travel Industry. We design romantic escapes, memorable proposals, honeymoons, anniversary trips, vow renewals, and destination weddings.

Our wedding planning services include destination weddings as well as traditional weddings in the Central Texas area.  We strive to offer a personalized experience to couples by transforming dreams into Cherished Memories!

Tirzah Diana Rose



Diana has fun playing with her grandson, loves to travel, enjoys going on nature walks, and collects quotes.




Tirzah Candice Rose




Candice is the mother of the cutest little boy! She enjoys trying new recipes and playing volleyball. She brings creativity to life.





 

Our First Wedding at Tirzah

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Jake Roehl and Whitney Joeckel are the very first couple to celebrate their dream day, their wedding, in this beautiful historic building, Tirzah!

Jake and Whitney’s wedding was a very meaningful and intimate occasion. Having a small wedding let them incorporate special moments that would be difficult to include in a large wedding. For instance, as their guests entered, each one found a card on a prayer board with a prayer inside that was written just for them.

Tirzah Real Wedding Jake and Whitney Prayer Board

They even wrote a prayer for me and Cory that we treasure.

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For the couple’s Guest Book, the guests signed a large wooden letter R with messages of love.

The couple chose not to have a first look prior to the wedding.  Jake arrived first at the venue, and he went into a separate area so that Whitney could go upstairs for the final touches of getting dressed for their wedding.

As the Bride was alone with her father before they walked down the aisle, they said a beautiful prayer together. They walked in to the song called, “Oceans … When oceans rise, my soul will rest in Your embrace. For I am Yours, and You are mine!”

Jake sees Whitney for the first time in her wedding dress as she is walking down the aisle.  This is a look of a man in love!

Jake Whitney Wedding First Look

Both the Bride and Groom wrote their own vows to each other. At the beginning, the Bride seemed a little nervous, but as the Groom was saying his vows to her, you could see her nervousness fade away and be replaced with a radiant smile.

Tirzah Real Wedding Jake and Whitney Wedding Ceremony

Two signature stand-out moments in this intimate ceremony included a Blessing of the Rings and a Feet Washing Ceremony. Their wedding rings were passed around the room on a beautiful small dish that read, “Amore.”  Each guest prayed a blessing over the rings, and then they passed the rings to the next guest.

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Jake Whitney Wedding Ring Exchange

In the Feet Washing Ceremony, Whitney washed Jake’s feet. The beautiful symbolism of the act depicted their love and commitment; it demonstrated a humility of the heart, a sign of being humble, thoughtful, and willing to serve just as Jesus encouraged us to follow in his example.  In John 13:1-17, Jesus washed the disciples feet and instructed that we should do the same.

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Jake Whitney Wedding Feet Washing

Another personal touch was that they had a display to meet the “Maids and Men.” Each had four attendants, and then Jake also had a Best Girl, his daughter Paige. Letters were written about each of the Bridesmaids and Groomsmen with a story introducing each one.  The letter mentioned how they met and why it was important for them to stand by the Bride and Groom on their wedding day, and then some trivia that the guests might ask them to start a conversation.  It was a very nice way for the guests to learn about the wedding party.

Tirzah Real Wedding Bridesmaids and Groomsmen

After the ceremony, the newlyweds took pictures in the courtyard with the rustic rock wall as a backdrop.  The photographers for the event were Jade and Kyle Pierce.

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Wedding Celebration with their closest Friends and Family

Since Jake proposed to Whitney on the beach, the reception design incorporated candle-lit lanterns with greenery and seashells. The colors of the wedding were navy with a hint of blush.

Tirzah Real Wedding Reception Tablescape

The florist for the event was Revyn Marburger with Ivory Bell Floral and Boutique. She provided the floral arrangements as well as the lanterns.

Jake and Whitney had a Sweetheart table at the head of the Grand Room.

Tirzah Real Wedding Jake and Whitney

The Bride and Groom chose to have a dessert table with brownies that the Groom’s daughter had made and a small white cake; however, for their cutting of the cake, they cut the cutest cupcake with a little red heart on the top.

Tirzah Real Wedding Cupcake

Tirzah Real Wedding Jake and Whitney Cutting the Cupcake

After toasts and eating a delicious Bar-B-Que meal from Miller’s Smokehouse, they danced the night away under the stars. The first song that the couple danced to was “Who I Am With You” by Chris Young.

Tirzah Real Wedding Jake and Whitney First Dance

When it was time for the Bouquet and Garter Toss, Jake’s daughter Paige caught the bouquet.

Tirzah Real Wedding Jake and Whitney Bouquet and Garter Toss

The couple said their goodbyes and had their final farewell. They laughingly entered the Grand Room, and they stopped to tell me bye and described their day as “magical!” ❤

For their getaway, they left in Jake’s jeep, and Jake lifted Whitney up to help her inside. They honeymooned in San Antonio, the City of Romance, and stayed at Hotel Emma on the Riverwalk at Pearl. Hotel Emma is a historical hotel that was once a 19th century Brewhouse.  The hotel was named in honor of Emma Koehler, who ran the brewery during Prohibition after her husband died.  This riverfront hotel has a genuine cultural flavor filled with a warm social experience.

Tirzah Honeymoon Hotel Emma San Antonio Texas Riverwalk

Tirzah Honeymoon San Antonio Hotel Emma Texas

Filled with faith and full of love, they each married “God’s Best” for each other.  It was a beautiful, heartfelt day full of personal touches!! 💕

Tirzah 

If you would like additional information about our vintage venue and the services that we offer, please contact us at info@tirzah.biz.

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Vendors:
Venue - Tirzah
Photography - Jade and Kyle Photography
Florist - Revyn Marburger with Ivory Bell Floral
Caterer - Miller's Smokehouse
 
Copyright 2017. Tirzah. All rights reserved.
About Us:
A vision has evolved between two determined individuals, a mother and a daughter, with two aspiring dreams that intertwined to create Tirzah!  We have embarked on a quest to "Leave a Legacy of Love."

Tirzah is a Historical Venue that existed in the 1870’s and has the honor of being listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. This grand structure features crystal chandeliers, spacious ceilings, original hardwood floors, an exterior courtyard with party lights, and an outdoor rustic landscaped area. We are conveniently located in the heart of Central Texas in downtown Belton’s Historical District. Step back in time and see a glimpse of the past in this vintage venue that is ideal for those looking for a unique, nostalgic, and intimate setting for a special celebration.

Tirzah offers expertise in the Romance Travel Industry. We design romantic escapes, memorable proposals, honeymoons, anniversary trips, vow renewals, and destination weddings.

Our wedding planning services include destination weddings as well as traditional weddings in the Central Texas area.  We strive to offer a personalized experience to couples by transforming dreams into Cherished Memories!

Tirzah Diana Rose



Diana has fun playing with her grandson, loves to travel, enjoys going on nature walks, and collects quotes.




Tirzah Candice Rose




Candice is the mother of the cutest little boy! She enjoys trying new recipes and playing volleyball. She brings creativity to life.