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KAREN AND DAREN'S WEDDING

October, 2009 in 1701 E Mayfield Rd, Arlington, TX 76014, USA

"We had gotten married on the only week in October that did not rain in Arlington, Texas. The clouds had separated to enable the sun to shine, and that was to set the tone for our wedding day. We had used Wedding Mapper as the medium to help my bride and I to disseminate information to our guests and family of where various facilities were to be used on our wedding day, as well as to show out-of-town people of the hotel with blocked reservations, things nearby to see (like the recently opened Cowboy's Stadium), and restaurants we think they would like to eat at (nothing against TGIF, but taste the local flavors). The map enabled us to give names, phone numbers, and addresses of the local vendors. Our guests were then able to make their necessary arrangements and know where things we recommended were located at. Wedding Mapper was a good call by my bride, and we are glad to have used them to help us."

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Ceremony: Mayfield Road Baptist Church
Reception: Bella Stanza

DJ:

Complete Music Dallas Wedding DJ and Videographer - DJ - 9618 Chartwell Dr, Dallas, TX, 75243, United States (USA)

Complete Music Dallas Wedding DJ and Videographer

9618 Chartwell Dr
Dallas, TX 75243, United States (USA)
(214) 343-7171

"This was the company who had provided the music at our reception party. We were very happy with the service that was provided. The DJ did a fantastic job and worked with Bella Stanza to set-up and such before the guests and such arrived. We traded phone calls and e-mails with the folks to get the ambience set for the reception and what music is to be played. The only negative is that the list of songs is so HUGE that it was almost like a unwanted job to come up with a song list -- it is surprising how my wife and I picked out too many songs for a four-hour long reception. In addition to the DJ services, we also used Complete Music to be the videographer of our wedding. The video guys were unobtrusive before and during the wedding ceremony, and the deliverable a few weeks later had shown a professional and quality touch to not only taking the video but also putting it together on the cd."

Ceremony:

Mayfield Road Baptist Church - Ceremony - 1701 E Mayfield Rd, Arlington, TX, 76014

Mayfield Road Baptist Church

1701 E Mayfield Rd
Arlington, TX 76014
(817) 465-6101

"The church was absolutely fantastic for the wedding. We were looking for a traditional Baptist church with the center aisle, but this church was so much more with it being airy, filled with light, and also being warm. The architecture of the sanctuary with the high ceiling, the stain-glass window in the front, and the illumination levels just gave a very warm and inviting space. The bride and her group had a changing room off of the vestibule between the church's front door and the doors to the sanctuary's center of the aisle. The size of this room seemed to be adequate to enable changes and let the ladies to visit and get ready for the ceremony. The groom and his party used the choir room as their changing room. It was very spacious, as Baptist choir rooms can be large, to enable the guys to change into their suits. The church was very clean and there were no maintenance issues that distracted from the ceremony. The facility was in very, very good shape and we have absolutely no complaints about the church. We hired a string quartet to play music before and during the ceremony. The quartet sounded wonderful in the sanctuary as it filled the space. No sound system and the music just filled the space without being overwhelming. My bride and I are not members of Mayfield Road Baptist Church. It is a very affordable to rent, and we had used a good friend who is a Baptist minister to officiate our ceremony. We were able to reserve the church well in advance and we really liked the church. Two thumbs up for Mayfield Road Baptist Church."

Reception:

Bella Stanza - Reception - 715 Ryan Plaza Drive, Arlington, TX, United States

Bella Stanza

715 Ryan Plaza Dr # 102
Arlington, TX, United States
(817)459-2779

"We had used Bella Stanza as the location for the after-wedding reception hall. A very good choice. I believe we had about 200 guests overall and there may have been a little more space for additional folks, but it may have gotten a little more cramped had we done so. We had also used the "in-house" catering service, so there was space taken up for the food lines; as well as additional space taken for the DJ, the dance floor, and the tables for the cakes and gifts. It was about the right sized facility for the amount of people who celebrated with us. Had we invited more people, I want to say that the option would have been to add more people to each of the round dinner tables -- less personal space for people to sit around and talk to people. We met with the folks at Bella Stanza on a number of occasions to plan for the reception. We went to reserve about six months or so in advance and their calendar seemed to have being filling up, but we were able to get the hall for the weekend we really wanted. We had visited them a number of times, including the tasting by the "in-house" caterer and the final meeting the week before our big ceremony celebration. The staff was courteous and helpful. The hall has a number of options to decorate and spruce up the celebration by upgrading to things like bows on the backs of chairs and such. We went with the basic package and truth be told, it was beautiful and warm. Nonetheless, there are options if a person were to choose to spruce up their minimum requirements of what the hall should look like. We had used the in-house caterer to provide the dinner to our guests. We had done a tasting event a few months before the big day, and there were a fair number of samples to test. Not everything on the menus were on the testing plates, but we got enough food to know what we wanted to eat. We also selected to have the mashed potatoes to be served in a margarita type glass, and this was a big hit for our guests as they sprinkled on the extras like cheese, bacon, and such on to the taters. Another perk to using Bella Stanza is its location as it is easy to find and enable folks to get back on to the major streets and the adjacent interstate to go back to either their homes or the hotel rooms. My wife and I really enjoyed the use of Bella Stanza. It was clean and it enabled us, our friends, and our family to celebrate this big day with us in a very joyous manner."

Hotel:

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Arlington Six Flags Area

2451 E. Randol Mill Road
Arlington, TX, United States
(817)640-5454

Restaurant:

Angelo's Bar-B-Que

2533 White Settlement Rd
Fort Worth, TX 76107

"Very good bar-b-que that is visited by the "old" residents of Fort Worth (as opposed to the other place where "new" residents like to eat). This is the place I take visitors to a Fort Worth restaurant. Very good bar-b-que."

Restaurant:

Del Frisco's Double Eagle

812 Main St
Fort Worth, TX 76102

"Another well known steakhouse in Fort Worth, and like the others, it too is a bit pricy. Very good steaks nonetheless. You cannot go wrong if you to visit, but make reservations before going."

Restaurant:

El Rancho Grande Restaurante

1400 N Main St
Fort Worth, TX 76164

"One of my favorite Tex-Mex restaurants in Fort Worth. Could only find a better place if you were to drive towards San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and other areas closer to the border. Very reasonable prices. Negative is that food can be hit-and-miss at times."

Restaurant:

Joe T. Garcia's

2201 N Commerce St
Fort Worth, TX 76164

"Claim to fame is the outside eating area. Nice atmosphere with so-so food. The restaurant is very busy, even in 100+ degree days for outside seating."

Restaurant:

Lucile's Stateside Bistro

4700 Camp Bowie Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76107

"Nice little and local restaurant that serves a variety of dishes."

Restaurant:

Reata Restaurant - Restaurant - 310 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX, United States

Reata

310 Houston St
Fort Worth, TX 76102

"Known as a restaurant with a western flavor. Great food, but can be pricy. If you were to eat at one place in Fort Worth over the weekend, this would be the place."

Restaurant:

Texas de Brazil

101 N Houston St
Fort Worth, TX 76102

"Very pricy steakhouse, but also very good food! Claim to fame are the gauchos coming around to the tables with various meats on skewers. They will slice/cut the meat and place it on the plate and then move on to the next table (sort of like buffet brought to the table for you). Lots of variety of meat to choose from: different types of beef, pork, chicken, sausage, lamb, and may be something else. If you do decide to visit this restaurant, then please make reservations to do so -- otherwise you may be seated around 2100 hours!"

Attraction:

Ballpark in Arlington

1000 Ballpark Way
Arlington, TX 76011
(817) 273-5222

"The stadium for the American West MLB known as the Texas Rangers. Not really sure what is happening at the stadium over this particular weekend, but there is an opportunity for a tour and visit the restaurant."

Attraction:

Chester Ditto Golf Course

801 Brown Blvd
Arlington, TX 76011
(817) 275-5941

"A public golf course."

Attraction:

Dallas Cowboys New Stadium - Attraction - 925 N Collins St, Arlington, TX, United States

Cowboys Stadium

Arlington, TX

"The new stadium that Jerry Jones had built. Refer to the webpage for further information about tours and possible event(s)."

Attraction:

Fort Worth Museum of Science

1600 Gendy St
Fort Worth, TX 76107, US
(817) 255-9300

"One of the museums in the Cultural District of Fort Worth, Texas."

Attraction:

Fort Worth Stockyards

"One of the items that defines Fort Worth. There are a variety of bars, restaurants, entertainment venues for both country and western acts."

Attraction:

Hawks Creek Golf Club

6520 White Settlement Rd
Fort Worth, TX 76114
(817) 738-8402

"A semi-private golf club/course. It used to be the old Carswell AFB Golf Course, but due to BRAC the land was sold to private developers. The front nine holes have lots of character, but the back nine is hoo-hum as it lacks trees and distinction."

Attraction:

Kimball Art Museum

3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 332-8451

"One of the museums in the Cultural District of Fort Worth, Texas."

Attraction:

Lake Arlington Golf Course

1516 W Green Oaks Blvd
Arlington, TX 76013
(817) 451-6101

"A public golf course."

Attraction:

Meadowbrook Golf Course

1300 Dugan St
Arlington, TX 76010
(817) 275-0221

"A public golf course."

Attraction:

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

3200 Darnell St
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 738-9215

"One of the museums in the Cultural District of Fort Worth, Texas."

Attraction:

Six Flags Over Texas

Arlington, TX

"The local amusement park. Open in the fall months on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Please refer to the webpage's calendar for more information about times being open."

Attraction:

Sundance Square

333 Throckmorton St
Fort Worth, TX 76102

"The northern side of downtown Fort Worth that has a multitude of restaurants, bars, and other entertainment venues. There are the following types of restaurants in the Sundance Square: Tex-Mex places, pizza, seafood, Cajun, Italian, Chinese, sushi, steaks, and such."

Attraction:

Tierra Verde Golf Club

7005 Golf Club Dr
Arlington, TX 76001
(817)572-1300

Attraction:

Tour 18 Golf Club

8718 Amen Cor
Flower Mound, TX 75022
(800)946-5310

"The course that has copied signature holes from famous courses from around the United States. A very challenging course and highly recommended to at least try once. If there is only time to play one course while on the weekend -- this is the one to play!"

Attraction:

Whitestone Golf Club

10650 US-377
Fort Worth, TX 76126
(817) 249-9996

"A semi-private golf course/club. It is an interesting layout that is built for people able to spank the ball down the fairway."

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