Mike Elkins and Montie Smith’s Wedding

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“Take my hand, take my whole life too
For I can’t help Falling in Love with you!”

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Typically, it is the Couple’s Wedding Vision that comes together into a magical day; however, this was a Surprise Wedding!! The Couple set the date, chose the officiants, and selected the venue, but it was the Bride’s best friends or rather sisters by heart that planned the wedding for Mike Elkins and Montie Smith; the rest of the details were a complete surprise until the Bride and Groom walked through the doors of the venue on their Wedding Day!

Mike and Montie's Wedding - Tirzah Belton Texas - Walking through the Venue Doors

Mike and Montie's Wedding - Bride and the Father of the Groom
Bride with the Father of the Groom which was one of their Officiants

Mike and Montie were married in our vintage venue, Tirzah, located in the Heart of Texas in the Downtown Belton Historic District. It was a beautiful autumn day in October that was filled with with love, laughter, pumpkins, and hay bales. 🍁

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Allison Finney and Kathy Fritsche, the friends that planned the Surprise Wedding

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Mike and Montie's Wedding - Courtyard Seating for the Wedding Ceremony

Mike and Montie's Wedding - Floral Decorations

Mike and Montie's Wedding - Decorations Lantern Pumpkin

The Couple held with Tradition and elected to not see each other on their Wedding Day. This Tradition often builds excitement and anticipation for the Wedding Ceremony.

Mike and Montie's Wedding - Wedding Dress

One of my favorite parts of the Wedding is when the Groom sees his Bride for the first time as she walks down the aisle towards him in her Wedding Dress. The Couple did not see one another until Montie walked down the aisle with her mother.

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Montie Smith, the beautiful Bride
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Mike Elkins, the dashing Groom

Another Wedding Tradition that the Bride included was based on an old English rhyme … “Something old, something new, something borrowed something blue, a sixpence in your shoe!” Brides have been following this custom for centuries. Montie’s dad placed a penny in Montie’s shoe to bring prosperity to their marriage.

Mike and Montie's Wedding - Pick a Seat not a Side

Mike and Montie's Wedding - Love Decoration

Mike and Montie's Wedding - Grand Romm Table Decorations

Mike and Montie's Wedding - Bouquet and Boutonnieres

Mike and Montie's Wedding - Mr and Mrs

The Maid of Honor was Montie’s daughter, Mary, and the Best Man was Mike’s brother, Albert. Mike’s son, Alex, played a song on a guitar as the Wedding Party was walking in.

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Mary, the Maid of Honor

There were two officiants, and the two were each of the Bride and Groom’s dads. The Wedding Ceremony was very beautiful and witnessed by their closest family and friends. The Couple wrote their own vows which told the story of their love.

Mike and Montie's Wedding in the Courtyard at Tirzah

Mike and Montie's Wedding - Wedding Ceremony at the Alter with Father of the Bride

“I now pronounce you Husband and Wife.
You may now kiss your Bride!”

Mike and Montie's Wedding - First Kiss
First Kiss! ♥️

“May we present Mr. and Mrs. Mike Elkins!”

Mike and Montie's Wedding - Courtyard - Couple at the Alter

The Couple’s Guestbook was a Wedding Tree where people added their fingerprint and signed their name.

Mike and Montie's Wedding - Guestbook - Wedding Tree

A Loving Memory display was included to remember their loved ones … “We know you would be here today if Heaven wasn’t so far away.” For as long as there is a memory, they live on in our heart.

Mike and Montie's Wedding - In Loving Memory Display

Montie’s daughter, Mary, and Mary’s friends assembled all of the Party Favors to thank the family and friends for attending the nuptials.

Mike and Montie's Wedding - Party Favors

Coronas De Oro served a delicious meal at the Reception. Wine was served to toast with; the wine bottles were personalized with the Couple’s picture on them, and their children were given a bottle of wine to take home as a gift.

Mike and Montie's Wedding - Bottle of Wine

Another sweet friend of Montie’s, Allison Allen, made their Wedding Cake.

Mike and Montie's Wedding - Cutting of the Cake

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

Final Farewell - Bubbles
#HappilyEverElkins

On their way to a happily ever after, the Newlyweds honeymooned in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. While they were there, they went to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, hiked the Appalachian Trail, and saw a black bear. They also explored Elvis Presley’s home, the Graceland Mansion, in Memphis, Tennessee.

Honeymoon - Smoky Mountains

Honeymoon - Appalachian Trail

The couple traveled on to the Blue Ridge Mountains in Asheville, North Carolina and went on a tour and carriage ride at the Biltmore House. The timeless beauty of the Biltmore was built in 1895. This historic landmark is America’s largest home with 250-rooms and 8,000 acres of grounds and gardens.

Honeymoon - Biltmore House

A very special Wedding memory for me was when the Bride thanked me for “making their day so special.”  Those sweet words were a treasure and warmed my heart!

After the Newlyweds returned from their Honeymoon, I gave them a small gift which was an ornament replica of the Biltmore House, and I asked the Bride if she had to do it all over again with the Wedding, would she still have a “Surprise Wedding?” She said, “Yes, I wouldn’t change a thing!!”

Mike and Montie's Wedding - Honeymoon - Biltmore House

We are so happy for this sweet Couple. We wish them many years of love, happiness, exciting adventures, and cherished memories!! 💕

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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 1800’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 grandkids, loves to travel, enjoys going on nature walks, and collects quotes.




Tirzah Candice Rose




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

 

New Year Resolutions

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According to YouGov, 26% of Americans plan to make resolutions in 2019. Exercising more is the most popular New Year’s resolution with eating healthier coming in second.

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Other resolutions appearing in the survey statistics include save money, lose weight, reduce stress, stick to a budget, get more sleep, spend more time with family, learn a new skill, travel more, etc.

As an alternative to a New Year’s resolution, try monthly micro-resolutions instead. Every month, attempt a different resolution.

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Maybe one month, the resolution could be to visit four museums in your city or county and learn some amazing things in the process. Maybe next month, write a long, heartfelt, handwritten note to someone special such as your grandmother. 💕

Tirzah New Year Resolutions Heartfelt Letter

Other ideas or goals might include taking a romantic adventure, eating a salad daily, reading a book, hosting a party for a special celebration, volunteering for a cause that you are passionate about, etc.

Success or failure is not the objective because you will learn something either way. Every day is an opportunity to try again!

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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 2019. 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 1800’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 grandkids, loves to travel, enjoys going on nature walks, and collects quotes.




Tirzah Candice Rose




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

 

Tirzah Ribbon Cutting and Open House

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It was a cold winter morning.  In fact, it was the coldest day of the year!  As I was driving to our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Tirzah, the temperature in my truck displayed 15 degrees Fahrenheit.  I was thinking that we would have to resort to Plan B and have the Ribbon Cutting inside the building; however, around 10:00 a.m., the temperature warmed up enough so that it was bearable, not comfortable, but bearable so we had the Ribbon Cutting outside.

Tirzah is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places as a contributing building in the Downtown Belton Historic District in Belton, Texas.  We are not sure when the building was built, but through our research, we found documentation supporting the building’s existence in the 1880’s.

Tirzah Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - National Register of Historic Places - Preservation Efforts

This building had been abandoned for over 20 years and had been marked as condemned by the City of Belton, Texas.  The Ribbon Cutting was held in celebration of the restoration of this grand iconic structure, and our guests will be the first to see the preservation efforts. I tend to refer to the preservation efforts of the historic building as ‘Saving Yesterday for Tomorrow!’

Tirzah Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Facade

We had the honor of Adam Lozoya, the traveling pianist, performing beautiful prelude music before the Ribbon Cutting as guests were arriving.  The music started the event with a festive spirit.

Tirzah Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Piano

Tirzah Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Piano
Adam Lozoya, the traveling pianist

The event was opened with a prayer by Reverend John Heckmann from St. Paul Lutheran Church, in The Grove, Texas. Pastor Heckmann also gave a blessing for Tirzah as we dedicated our business to His glory.

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Reverend John Heckmann from St. Paul Lutheran Church, in The Grove, Texas

Tirzah Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Pastor Heckmann Dedication

The prayer was followed by the Presentation of the Colors by Boy Scout Troop 118.  Cory Roberts was the Color Guard Commander.  I was so proud seeing the flags as they were walking down N. East Street with the Courthouse in the background, hearing Cory give the commands, seeing the Scouts salute the flag, and everyone saying the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Tirzah Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Boy Scouts Flag - N East Street Belton Texas

Tirzah Ribbon Cutting - Boy Scouts Flag - N East Street Belton Texas
Boy Scout Troop 118

Dean Winkler, a General Contractor with CRW Construction was introduced, and he said a few words about their experience.  It was a daunting task to renovate this building, but this trusted crew gave our condemned building a productive life; a building that was once abandoned will now thrive for future generations to enjoy.

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Dean Winkler, a General Contractor with CRW Construction with his family and crew

Our vintage venue is steeped with history.  Frederick Gillmeister owned the building in the 1880’s and used the building as a restaurant.  Around 1889, Mr. Gillmeister sold the building to William Froderman.  Interestingly, both families, were born in Germany and found themselves living in Belton, Texas.  Mr. Froderman used the building for a bakery and boarding house.  Over the years, they made numerous wedding cakes.  He also used the building as a venue for weddings and banquets.

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The Gillmeister Family

Both families, the Gillmeister’s and the Froderman’s, ran the business downstairs, and they lived upstairs.   Fred and Julia Gillmeister lived in this building along with their only child, Louis Gillmeister.  And the Froderman’s raised six children here.  Imagine what it would have been like to live here growing up as a child.  To give you a glimpse, Louis Gillmeister was quite athletic, and he would entertain the restaurant guests by walking up and down the staircase on his hands.

Louis was an only child; however, he went on to have six boys of his own.  His son, Leonard Gillmeister and several family members of the Gillmeister family were present with us at the Ribbon Cutting.  Leonard is 91 years old and remembers going into the building once as a little boy and seeing a display of cookies and donuts.

I feel like our families have a special connection with each other, and they even showed up early and helped us get ready for the celebration.

Tirzah Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Leonard Gillmeister
Leonard Gillmeister

Interestingly in 1914, Belton’s Downtown “Historic District” was called the “Paved District.”  The Temple Daily Telegram had an article titled “Splendid Sidewalk Work” which stated “the grade of the walk is being raised and new concrete walks laid in front of the building owned by William Froderman and other surrounding buildings.”  Since this building existed numerous years before the pavement was ever added, our guests were cautioned as they enter the building to notice that they will need to step down.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Chalkboard Sign

Several people have asked what we are going to do with the building.  Our business is founded on Christian principles.  Our name, Tirzah, was inspired by Song of Solomon 6:4, “Thou art beautiful, oh my love, as Tirzah.”  The focus of our business revolves around Love and Romance.  We strive to transform Dreams into Cherished Memories.   Our primary repertoire encompasses the following, but we offer so much more!  We are romance travel specialists, and we assist with wedding design including traditional and destination.  Additionally, we will be carrying on the tradition of hosting memorable events in this unique, nostalgic, and intimate setting.  The very first couple under our ownership, Jake Roehl and Whitney Joeckel, will be celebrating their dream day, their wedding, in this beautiful historic venue.

Tirzah Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Jake and Whitney Roehl
Jake and Whitney Roehl

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As we took a few more photographs to record a little more history for this building, the City of Belton council member, Jerri Gauntt, was present for the Ribbon Cutting.  Belton’s Director of Finance, Brandon Bozon, and Temple’s Director of Planning, Brian Chandler, were also present.  The members of Belton’s City Council are Visionaries in Preservation, and they have been very supportive in our endeavor.  We were awarded the Facade Improvement Grant by the City of Belton, and in addition, the Belton City Council approved a five-year 100 percent Tax Abatement.

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City of Belton council member, Jerri Gauntt

The Downtown Belton Merchants have been very welcoming.  A community that supports one another maximizes everyone’s chances for success.  My supportive new neighbors include Leila Valchar with My Giving Tree, Robert Potts with Cochran, Blair, and Potts, Melitza Rivera with Southern Comforts, Maria Aida Riddle with Aida’s Outlet, Michael Cox with East Street Barber Shop, Laura McWha with McWha Bookstore, David Tuma with The Belton Journal, and many more.

Tirzah Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Downtown Belton Merchants
Downtown Belton Merchants

My family is my Circle of Strength.  We are founded on faith, joined by love, and kept by God.  I could not have made it this far without their help, guidance, encouragement, and prayers.

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My Circle of Strength

A friend is what the heart needs.  Friends divide our sorrow and double our joy. Our joy was definitely doubled at our Ribbon Cutting.  Many friends joined us in our celebration even with the cold temperature.

Tirzah Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Friends

I prayed about the decision to purchase the building.  Was it the path that I should take?  The Sunday before the auction, I noticed a bulletin board at church that said, “If you are walking with God, you will always be going in the right direction.” So as we are walking by Faith, we keep taking the next step.  At the tax auction, we became the blessed owners.  We then took the step in the restoration, and we are celebrating today with the Ribbon Cutting.  My children, Cory and Candice, my greatest blessings did the honors of cutting the ribbon.  We saved the ribbon in between the two cuts, and the rose-gold scissors have been engraved with Tirzah and the date of 1/7/17.

Tirzah Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Diana Cory Candice - The ActualCutting of the Ribbon

Tirzah Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Diana Cory Candice - Holding up the Ribbon

These two pictures touch my heart. I love how Candice and I are so proudly smiling as we watch Cory make the final cut to the ribbon. This is a memory that we will always cherish.

Cory then turned the “Sorry We’re Closed” sign to “Come In, We’re Open” and said, “We’re Open!”

Tirzah Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Cory We Are Open

We thanked everyone for coming on this cold winter day and spending part of their day with us. We were excited to have them see the wonderful preservation efforts.  We asked Leonard Gillmeister to do us the honor of being the first guest to enter the building followed by the remaining Gillmeister family.

During the Open House, refreshments were served. Tidbits of history were on display with historical articles, vintage photographs, and various artifacts such as a giant baker’s mixer.

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Our Ribbon Cutting was a very memorable moment as we reached a milestone. Thank you and welcome!  To God be the Glory!! 💕

Tirzah Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Invitation

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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 1800’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 grandkids, loves to travel, enjoys going on nature walks, and collects quotes.




Tirzah Candice Rose




Candice is the mother of the cutest little boy and baby 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.

 

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.

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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.

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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!

Hurricane Harvey Texas Wedding

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
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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! 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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Tirzah Belton Rocks Texas Pride

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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!”

Tirzah Belton Rocks Super Heros

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.

Tirzah Belton Rocks Mod Podge with Napkin onto 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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Tirzah Belton Rocks Yettie Polk Park

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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!

Tirzah Belton Rocks Drop A Rock Peace

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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Tirzah Travels - Belton Texas - Taylor Tubing

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.

Tirzah Travels - Belton Texas - Band Touch of Class

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.

Tirzah Travels - Belton Texas - Movies Under the Stars - Sing

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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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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Placencia Belize Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary Waterfall Tirzah Travel

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.





 

The Quiet of the Night

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The Hotel Regina has gone the extra mile to earn the impressive distinction of being the “World’s Quietest Hotel.”  Even though the hotel is situated in a busy area, all of its rooms are qualified for the international “Quiet Room” designation.

Hotel Regina Quiet Room Designation Award Paris France

A peaceful night’s sleep is a critical component to having a positive experience. Per a guest of the hotel, “If you are looking for a quiet, centrally located, beautiful, old-world-style Parisian hotel, you won’t be disappointed with The Regina.”

Hotel Regina Paris

Remaining in touch with its history, this grand hotel is perfect for an unforgettable stay in Paris.  It is considered one of the finest in European architecture and ambiance.  Interestingly, the property was originally inaugurated for the World’s Far in Paris in 1900 and has been one of the most luxurious and classic Parisian hotels for over 100 years.  It was constructed on the historically significant site of the Louvre Palace royal stables. Hotel Regina was established by Leonard Tauber and Constant Baverez.  Today, Hotel Regina is operated by Baverez’s great-granddaughter, Francoise Baverez.

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In the square in front of the hotel is a gilded statue of Joan of Arc on horseback.

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The hotel’s entrance beneath the arcades exhibits revolving doors fashioned of sculpted oak and curving mirrors.

Hotel Regina Revolving Doors Paris

The public spaces are elegantly decorated with an eye toward historical detail creating a wonderful atmosphere.

Hotel Regina Lobby Paris Downstairs View

Hotel Regina Lobby Paris

After a memorable day touring Paris, relax with a delicious meal surrounded by flowers in Hotel Regina’s charming Courtyard Garden Terrace restaurant.

Hotel Regina Cafe Paris

In the evening, treat yourself to tea or a cocktail at the hotel’s plush English Bar or in the hotel lobby with some live piano music.

Hotel Regina Evening Drinks

The hotel’s luxurious rooms are quite spacious by the standards of central Paris and have views of Tuileries Gardens, the Louvre, or the Eiffel Tower.  Imagine standing on your private balcony enjoying a brilliant sunset with the Eiffel Tower for a true Parisian experience!

Hotel Regina Balcony View Eiffel Tower

Hotel Regina Window View Ferris Wheel Place de la Concorde Roue de Paris

This romantic hotel is located in the Heart of Paris. The prominent location is at the crossroads between all of the iconic landmarks in Paris.  It is walking distance to the Musee du Lourve, Palais Royal, Place de la Concorde, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, La Comedie Francaise, River Seine, and many more interesting museums, cafes, and boutiques.

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Musee du Lourve Paris France

The Tuileries Metro Station is just a few minutes walk which will provide direct access to the Opera Garnier, Champs-Elysees Arc de Triomphe, and Place Vendome.  Bicycle rentals are nearby, and limousine service may be arranged.  An enjoyable Seine River Boat Cruise allows you to see top attractions along this picturesque cityscape such as the Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral.

Notre Dame Cathedral Paris

Notre Dame River Seine Boat Cruise Paris

The sophisticated luxury of The Regina provides a wonderful place to rest your head by offering the ambiance for a peaceful night’s sleep. Sweet dreams! 💕

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Hotel Regina Quiet Room Designation Award - Hotel Regina Press Release
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Joan of Arc Statue - Robin, @rob1eu
Revolving Door Entrance - Les Hotels Baverez
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Lobby of Hotel Regina Upstairs View - Hotel Regina
Hotel Regina Cafe - Hotel Regina
Hotel Regina Evening Drinks - Simon, @simoonsteffen_
Hotel Regina Balcony View of Eiffel Tower - Hotel Regina
Hotel Regina Window View of Roue de Paris - Hotel Regina
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Musee du Louvre - Kirill Rudenko, @grandgo
Notre Dame Cathedral - Kirill Rudenko, @grandgo
Seine River Boat Cruise - Unknown

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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 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.






Irish Castle Fairytale Wedding

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Take a step back in time with a castle steeped in history. Ballyseede Castle Hotel, located in Kerry, Ireland, has a history dating back to the 1590’s.

Ballyseede Castle Kerry Ireland

The charming castle is nestled within 30 private acres of native woodland complimented by enchanting formal gardens.

Ballyseede Castle Garden Gazebo Kerry Ireland

The romantic surroundings of the Irish castle create the perfect setting for a fairytale.

Ballyseede Castle Garden Gazebo Kerry Ireland WeddingThis magnificent castle hotel has become a very popular wedding venue in Ireland. Imagine an Irish castle as a unique backdrop, strolling through a lovely garden to the ceremony, and celebrating a romantic wedding where the resplendent grandeur is distinctively different.

Ballyseede Castle Kerry Ireland Wedding Red Carpet

Virtually every component of a wedding at Ballyseede Castle, from the red carpet arrival to the dreamy Irish castle wedding to the exquisite vintage reception, makes for a truly magical experience.

Ballyseede Castle Kerry Ireland Wedding Red Carpet Entrance

Wherever you go and
Whatever you do, may the
Luck of the Irish
Be there with you!
Irish Blessing 💕

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Shane Turner - Gazebo Wedding
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Copyright 2015. 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 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.