Kevin and Marrci Marshall’s Wedding


“I’d climb every mountain
And swim every ocean
Just to be with you!

Weddings by Tirzah - Kevin and Marrci Marshall - Wedding License

Welcome to the Wedding Celebration!! ❤

Wishing much love and happiness to Kevin Marshall and Marrci Irwin on their Wedding Day.

Weddings by Tirzah - Wedding Program - Welcome to the Wedding Celebration

Kevin & Marrci were married in our vintage venue, Tirzah, located in the Heart of Texas in the Downtown Belton Historic District. It was a beautiful summer day.

Weddings by Tirzah - Blue Personalized Table with Date and Marshall Sign

This sweet Couple is from Lampasas, Texas. They wanted an intimate Wedding with immediate family which includes 8 of their combined children — Yours, Mine, and Ours!!

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The Wedding Ceremony was very beautiful and witnessed by their closest family and friends.

Weddings By Tirzah - Bride Groom Family

Behind the scenes, I had some wonderful help cleaning and setting up the chairs for the Wedding Ceremony.

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The Couple ventured away from Tradition. The Groom had previously seen his beautiful Bride in her Wedding Dress because he went with her to pick out the perfect dress for their special day.  In fact, he was the one who zipped up the dress when she was trying it on.

Weddings By Tirzah - Kevin and Marrci Marshal Wedding - Bouquet Shoes

The Groom’s father, Michael Marshall, had the honor of marrying the sweet Couple.

Weddings By Tirzah - Groom and Officiant

Their Wedding Party consisted of their children as they all stood together while the vows were exchanged.

Weddings By Tirzah - Ring Bearers

Weddings By Tirzah - Wedding Attendants

Weddings By Tirzah - Flower Girl - Here Comes the Bride

The Bride walked down the aisle to “You’re The Reason” by Calum Scott … “I’d climb every mountain and swim every ocean just to be with you!”

Weddings By Tirzah - Bride Staircase

Marrci’s sister walked the Bride down the aisle, and she read some beautiful words before the Couple said their vows …

“You have known each other from the first glance to this point in commitment. All of those conversations that were held while riding in the car or over a meal or during long walks; all of those sentences that began with “When we’re married,” and all those promises that are unspoken matters of the heart; all these common things, and more, are the real process of a Wedding.  Look at one another and remember this moment in time! Now, you shall say a few words that take you across a threshold of life. For after these vows, you say to this world, this — is my husband; this — is my wife!”

Weddings By Tirzah - Bride Walking Down the Aisle with Sister

One of my favorite parts of a Wedding is seeing the Bride and Groom look into each other’s eyes as they are about to say their vows.  This couple just could not stop smiling at each other. Their happiness was contagious because I kept smiling at them.

Weddings By Tirzah - Bride and Groom Smiling at Each Other

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

Weddings by Tirzah - Kevin and Marrci Marshall

“May we present Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Marshall!”

Weddings By Tirzah - Mr and Mrs Kevin Marshall

After the ceremony, the Couple and family enjoyed the delicious Wedding Cake with sweet tea and lemonade with sliced strawberries and raspberries.

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Weddings By Tirzah - Cutting of the Cake

The Groom made a loving comment … “I love this woman; I am happy that we finally got to do this.”  The Bride also happily stated … “I just love being able to kiss him for the rest of my life!” ❤

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Weddings By Tirzah - Kevin and Marrci Marshal Wedding - Green Doors

Weddings By Tirzah - Kevin and Marrci Marshal Wedding - Green Doors Kiss

Having an intimate Wedding allows the Bride and Groom to incorporate sentimental touches. The Couple gave personalized thank you cards for each guest with individually boxed-up cupcakes for each guest to take home.

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

Weddings By Tirzah - Party Favors - Cupcake Boxes

A very special Wedding memory for me was when the Bride left a review, “Diana Roberts our lovely, sweet, gorgeous venue host and owner of Tirzah, put so much extra into our ceremony making sure that my last minute nuptials were just as beautiful and memorable as if I had planned them for a year.” The Bride’s words were a treasure and warmed my heart!

Weddings By Tirzah - Bride Groom Diana

We are so happy for this sweet Couple. Remember this moment in time! Cherish the memories and create many more in the years to come!! ?

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  • Wedding Vendors
  • Photography: Jessica Bryce Photography
  • Wedding Cake: HEB
  • Hair: Roots Salon and Trading Co.; Stylist is Katie in Lampasas, TX
  • Venue: Tirzah

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Tirzah Ribbon Cutting and Open House


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.

Tirzah Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Boy Scouts in front of Courthouse Belton Texas

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.

Tirzah Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Dean Winkler General Contractor

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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.

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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

Tirzah Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - First Wedding - Belton Journal

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.

Tirzah Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Circle of Strength Family

Tirzah Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Sunday Dinner Family
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


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

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Texas-size Family Fun in the Belton Historical District


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

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! ?


Photography:  Sing - Belton Parks & Recreation

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