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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Mike and Montie's Wedding - Friends Decorating
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 Ceremony1

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!! 💕

Diana with Bride and Groom Wedding Tirzah Belton Texas

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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 2018. 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.

 

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.

Join us in our exciting endeavor!
Facebook tirzah.oohlalaPinterest tirzah_oohlalaInstagram tirzah.oohlalaEmail info@tirzah.biz

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.

 

Rockin’ in Belton

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

Tirzah Belton Rocks Owl Love

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.

Tirzah Belton Rocks Love Beautiful Flower

Tirzah Belton Rocks Belton Lake

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.

Tirzah Belton Rocks Inspiration Motivation Pray

Tirzah Belton Rocks Inspiration Motivation Happy Bee

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.

Tirzah Belton Rocks The Gin

Tirzah Belton Rocks Community Unity Business Involvement Flamingo Groove

Tirzah Belton Rocks Schoeph's BBQ Belton Texas

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.

Tirzah Belton Rocks Bell County Courthouse Parade

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Pizza Pizza
Tirzah Belton Rocks United States Flag
Let Freedom Ring

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.

Tirzah Belton Rocks Faith Hope Love

Tirzah Belton Rocks UMHB National Champs

Tirzah Belton Rocks Texas Pride

Tirzah Belton Rocks Eagle Amazing Art Work

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.

Tirzah Belton Rocks Back Instructions Facebook

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.

Tirzah Belton Rocks Diana XO

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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Tirzah Belton Rocks Quilt Rock Clue

Tirzah Belton Rocks Quilt Rock Next Section

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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Destin, Florida
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Hoover Dam

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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Tirzah Belton Rocks Post A Clue

Tirzah Belton Rocks Church Cross Rock

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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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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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.

Tirzah Travels - Belton Texas - Tubing on Nolan Creek - Family Fun

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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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.