Our First Wedding at Tirzah – Jake Roehl and Whitney Joeckel’s Wedding

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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!! 💕

Groom Jake Bride Whitney Wedding Planner Diana Weddings by Tirzah

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Vendors:
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!

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.





 

Money and Marriage

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Are you the type of person that likes to “live for the day,” or are you the type that likes to “save for a rainy day?”

Money and Marriage

Before you get married, couples should discuss finances. It is quite romantic to say that opposites attract, but this does not hold true in the financial realm. Disparate goals on how the money should be utilized makes money a common battle ground in marriage. Financial conflicts arise in a marriage when one person wants to use the money for status and buy a fancy car each year verses someone that wants to use the money for security and save for retirement. The backdrop of competing desires makes money a major cause in divorce.

Money and Marriage

Financial disagreements with your better half causes stress in a relationship and impacts self-worth. Arguments happen when there is not enough money to pay the bills. Arguments also happen when there is sufficient money; however, the couple does not agree on how the money should be spent.

Money and Marriage

Money management is critical in a marriage if you would like to live ”happily ever after.” When you say “I do,” you are joining lives together which includes the financial component. To create a strong financial union, look at what you are both bringing to the marriage in regards to income and expenses. Obtain a credit report to confirm that there are not any surprises when you would like to apply for a mortgage loan. Consider how existing debts and future household expenses will be paid. Create a budget and track your spending each month to see how they compare. Create a joint account to cover the basic expenses, have automatic contributions go directly to a retirement plan and to a savings account, and have a predetermined amount for discretionary spending. Coming to an agreement on “yours, mine, and ours” prior to marriage will help prevent resentment.

Money and Marriage

Advice to newlyweds is to save early and save often but set aside the funds to go on an adventure! 💕

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

Tirzah is a Historical Venue that existed in the 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.





 

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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Castle - Photography Source is Unknown; Dunguaire Castle was built in 1520 by the O’Hynes clan on the picturesque shores of Galway Bay in Ireland. Much history resides within the castle's 75-foot tower and defensive wall.

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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.