Our First Wedding at Tirzah

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

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

Tirzah Real Wedding Jake and Whitney Prayer Board

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

Tirzah Real Wedding Jake and Whitney Prayer Board Diana Cory

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

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

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

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

Jake Whitney Wedding First Look

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

Tirzah Real Wedding Jake and Whitney Wedding Ceremony

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

Tirzah Real Wedding Blessing of the Rings Amore

Jake Whitney Wedding Ring Exchange

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

Tirzah Real Wedding Washing of the Feet Ceremony

Jake Whitney Wedding Feet Washing

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

Tirzah Real Wedding Bridesmaids and Groomsmen

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

Tirzah Real Wedding Jake and Whitney Rustic Rock Wall Backdrop Couple Photo
Newlyweds
Tirzah Real Wedding Jake and Whitney Rustic Rock Wall Backdrop Family Photo
First Family Photo
Tirzah Real Wedding Jake and Whitney Rustic Rock Wall Backdrop Group Photo
Wedding Celebration with their closest Friends and Family

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

Tirzah Real Wedding Reception Tablescape

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

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

Tirzah Real Wedding Jake and Whitney

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

Tirzah Real Wedding Cupcake

Tirzah Real Wedding Jake and Whitney Cutting the Cupcake

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

Tirzah Real Wedding Jake and Whitney First Dance

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

Tirzah Real Wedding Jake and Whitney Bouquet and Garter Toss

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

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

Tirzah Honeymoon Hotel Emma San Antonio Texas Riverwalk

Tirzah Honeymoon San Antonio Hotel Emma Texas

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

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Venue - Tirzah
Photography - Jade and Kyle Photography
Florist - Revyn Marburger with Ivory Bell Floral
Caterer - Miller's Smokehouse
 
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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 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!

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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.

Hotel Regina Joan of Arc Horseback

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.

Eiffel Tower Paris France

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 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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Notre Dame Cathedral - Kirill Rudenko, @grandgo
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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.






Coffee Cups of Life

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Coffee Cups of Life

A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. The conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.

Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups – porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain-looking, some expensive, and some exquisite – telling them to help themselves to the coffee.

Coffee Cups

After all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said: “If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is but normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress.”

Coffee My Love

“Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee. In most cases, it’s just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups … and then began eyeing each other’s cups.”

Coffee Heart

“Now consider this: Life is the coffee, and the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain life, and the type of cup we have does not define nor change the quality of life we live. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee God has provided us.”

God Brews the Coffee

God brews the coffee, not the cups.  Enjoy your coffee! 💕

Coffee Paris

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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.

Diversity of Thought

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Diversity recognizes individual differences, and individual differences in relation to thought, emotional, behavioral patterns reference personality. The study of personality dates back to Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, and his classification of the four human temperaments.

At the recent New York Times Travel Show, Paul Wiseman, who is the president of Trafalgar, provided insight on a DISCover program which is based upon research from Dr. William Marston. DISC is a categorization of individuals into the following personality types … Dominant, Influencer, Steady, and Compliant. These four personality types are then represented by the symbol of a bird … Eagle, Peacock, Owl, and Dove respectively. Wiseman concluded with, “Our success lies in how we interact with other human beings.”

DISC Personality Birds Relationship ImpactAs we begin to classify individuals into the four DISC personality types, we will develop an instinctive understanding on how individuals think, feel, and behave. Eagles are dominant and decisive, and they are comfortable with conflict. Peacocks are influencers, and they are inclined to ask nicely for what they need and are enamored of compliments. Owls use discerning judgment and generally like to communicate in writing. Doves love security and building personal relationships. The chart below is a summary of the personality types and behavioral characteristics.

DISC Personality Types Relationship Impact

The old adage “Birds of a feather flock together” does hold true. Although we are attracted to people who are different from us, we are most attracted to others who have a similar focus. However, the Opposites Attract theory is supported by Robert Levenson’s research on personality similarities and differences and marital satisfaction; the study results led him to conclude that “Different personalities may provide couples with complementary resources dealing with life’s challenges.”

By increasing our knowledge and understanding of individual personality types, it will improve our relationships whether they are happily-ever-after marriages or business relationships. Strength, beauty, wisdom, and charm lies in the diversity of thought! In the words of George R. R. Martin from A Game of Thrones, “Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.” 💕

Dunguaire Castle Ireland

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We hope you enjoyed our article on relationships.  At the heart of our services, we have a passion in transforming dreams into cherished memories.  We are experts in the Romance Travel Industry which includes Romantic Escapes, Honeymoons, and Destination Weddings across the world.  In addition, we also are Wedding Designers in our local area where we assist in weddings in the Bell County, Texas area.  We are inspired by your Love Story, and we would be honored to celebrate with you.

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Right in the middle of an ordinary life,
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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.

Jingle Bells and Wedding Bells

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Christmas is the most special holiday of the year as we celebrate the birth of Jesus. When family and friends are gathered for the holiday, one begins to reflect on life, people who are meaningful, and the future. The festive season is filled with holiday magic, fond family traditions, and love. The cozy atmosphere with mistletoe, glistening lights, and roaring fires translates to a romantic time of year. These various aspects have made Christmastime the most popular time to get engaged.  Christmas Eve is the most popular, followed by Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Valentine’s Day.

Christmastime Love

Ellen Lamont, assistant professor of sociology at Appalachian State University, states “The holidays are a time of creating a sense of family, creating rituals and family meaning. You’re literally bringing family together during the holidays, but with the marriage proposal, you’re symbolically creating this new family.”

If you are wanting to create a December to remember with a magical merry marriage proposal, the location of where you propose will be the main detail everyone will ask so give the destination extra consideration. The site could be the place of your first date or kiss or a scenic area decorated with romantic, twinkling Christmas lights to create a magical backdrop.

Christmastime Proposal

Capturing that special moment is important so you can reminisce together as you are looking over your proposal photos. When the proposal is outside, the photographer can remain hidden for the surprise; however, you would have to plan for the unpredictable weather and staying warm. An experienced photographer is sure to get the perfect shot.

Christmastime Proposal Merry Me Marry Me

Proposing is a special, intimate, private, and pivotal moment. As you get down on one knee, emotions will be overflowing as you focus on getting your words out and hearing her say “yes.” Consider your future bride’s sentiments when planning the proposal; for example, having a crowd present might make her feel awkward, but on the other hand, she may love it.

Christmastime Proposal with Christmas Winter Snow

Traditions of family and love create fond memories that will never be forgotten! Traditions lend a certain magic in our lives and evoke precious memories that lead to good feelings. Traditions shape families, and the history may be passed on through generations. As you propose, consider incorporating an event that will be the start of your new family’s tradition.

Christmastime Proposal while Christmas Tree Trimming

Christmastime offers so many opportunities for a romantic, magical moment such as the following ideas.

❤ Begin a wonderful holiday tradition by going to a Christmas tree farm and picking out the perfect tree to take home and decorate.

Christmastime Proposal at Christmas Tree Farm

❤ Create a Winter Wonderland with cozy lighting such as Christmas lights, candles, tea lights, open fires, and lanterns.

❤ Bake Christmas cookies together while wearing Santa hats.

Christmastime Proposal while Baking Christmas Cookies

❤ Surprise her in a Christmas stocking with the ring box at the bottom or even a Christmas Advent Calendar leading up to the special moment.

Christmastime Proposal with Advent Stockings

❤ Enjoy an evening of romantic Christmas movies and popcorn; Christmas movies most always have happy endings.

❤ Set the mood under the mistletoe by dancing in front of the Christmas tree with Christmas love songs playing softly in the background.

Christmastime Proposal and Christmas Mistletoe Moment

❤ A horse and carriage decorated with holly and bells adds to the Christmas charm. Remember to bring a warm, cozy blanket.

Christmastime Proposal and a cozy Horse and Carriage Ride

❤ Have fun Christmas Caroling while wearing ugly Christmas sweaters and drinking hot cocoa.

Christmastime Proposal while Christmas Caroling with Hot Cocoa

❤ Include Santa in the special moment … All I Want for Christmas Is You!

Christmastime Proposal with Santa

With all of the holiday magic, it is no wonder that marriage proposals reach their peak during Christmastime! 💕

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Christmas Ribbon - Melissa McCrotty
Winter Wonderland Proposal - Vadim Daniel
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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.