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September
2015
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Twice The Use: wedding decor to use even after the wedding.

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Decorating a wedding can be a very expensive task. Especially when you go out and buy 15 candlestick holders or vases and then after the wedding you have no idea what to do with them. Yes there are bridal garage sales that you can go to and sell your wedding décor. However you will not […]

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August
2015
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Dream Wedding With A Budget

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You just found the love of your life! Congratulations! This is one of the most exciting times of your life. As soon as you get engaged you want to start planning your wedding. The first tasks you do are going to Pinterest or grab a magazine and start dreaming up your wedding. Second, you realize […]

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30
July
2015
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Thistlewood Manor Looking Forward To 2015 Fall Weddings!!!

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Summer 2015 is coming to a close very quickly, and the Fall weddings will be here before you know it. We are very excited about all the upcoming trends for this season, so we are going to spend some time sharing them with you. This season really does it all elegant but relaxed, rustic, bohemian, […]

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25
June
2015
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Open House – Showcasing our Simple Elegance Package

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We are very exciting to be bringing this new package to you. It is just one of the many options that are available here at this beautiful venue. So please come out Sunday, July 5, 2-5. We have some special vendors that are willing to work with us to provide a wonderful wedding for the […]

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16
June
2015
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Be our Guest at our Summer Open House!

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Due to numerous requests, we have created an inclusive package called Simple Elegance designed for the busy bride with a little tighter budget. We are launching this package and showcasing some of the possibilities at this Open House on Sunday, July 5, 2015, from 2-5. Enjoy some good food and drink, and find some fun […]

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10
June
2015
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The Grand Staircase

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I love this bride and groom – always smiling, spreading their joy. They did not let the rain affect their very special day, and the silver lining? She was able to make not one, but three grand entrances down our gorgeous staircase… Here is the First Look…     Then her sweet son walking her […]

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21
March
2015
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Bandi and Ken

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Photographer: The Lotts (Nick Lott) Planner: Michelle with Here to Help Florist: Lone Star Blooms Ceremony Arch: Mancino Iron

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06
March
2015
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Bridal Suite

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You will probably not find many bridal dressing suites as luxurious as this one. Plush carpet, chandeliers, big beautiful mirrors, full bath with shower, and a private patio… all add up to a totally wonderful place to spend your day preparing for your groom!

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February
2015
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Garden Theme Table Setting

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These lovely table settings were created by Clearly Classy Events with Whim Rentals and Whim Florals using blush linens and romantic floras. The white dinnerware, elegant flatware, and vintage chargers were provided in house by Thistlewood Manor, along with the beautiful elegant upholstered chairs. Photos by Sean Wray Photography and Jessica Frey.

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25
February
2015
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February Wedding Showcase

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See our latest Wedding Showcase/Open House… Thistlewood Manor & Gardens from Nil Buan Videography on Vimeo. showcasing our open house and these wonderful vendors who participated. (The front driveway and parking of crushed granite was just laid, so the grass had to start over due to the landscaping. It is growing back now and more […]

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11
January
2015
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Video Footage from our October Grand Reveal

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Thistlewood Manor Grand Reveal HD Highlight Film by Nostalgia Film from Nostalgia Film on Vimeo. All of these wonderful wedding professionals participated. Nostalgia Film made the video. Thanks Here to Help! Platinum Weddings Yellow Umbrella Events Mrs. Planner Bee Lavish The Marvelous Vintage Tea Party Co. Marquee Event Group Premiere Events Premiere Select Unique Designs […]

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01
January
2015
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Other Special Events and Open Houses

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Taste & Tour July 2016 Florals: on-site by Leslie Open House April 10, 2016 Pink Parasol Coordination: By Cari Wible: pictures 1-7 Here to Help! Coordination: By Michelle Bromley: pictures 8-10 Angelic Strings: picture 11 Thistlewood Coordination, on-site florals by Leslie: pictures 12-22 Sweet Treats: picture 23 Flower Girl: pictures 1-7 Renaissance Floral: pictures 8-9 […]

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01
January
2015
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Style shoots/ magazine shoots

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Austin Wedding Style Magazine Shoot Planner: Heather Benge Events Photographer: Matt Montalvo Photography Florist: HEB Blooms Gowns: Signature Bridal Salon Hair and Make up: Makeup by Sommer Bride’s Cake: Cakes Rock Groom’s cake: Sweet Cheesecake, Stregare Cheesecake Company Ice Sculpture: Full Spectrum Ice Sculptures Remtals and Leines: Premiere Events Lighting: Austin Event Lighting Stationary: By […]

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12
December
2014

Bridal Show Strategies

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Top 10 Bridal Show Strategies By Michelle Bromley, PWC – Here to Help! Wedding tradeshows, venue open houses, vendor showcases…whatever they are called…these events are excellent places to get inspiration and find local professionals to contract for your big day.  It is a statistical fact that most couples get engaged between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day, so it makes […]

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25
November
2014

It’s so pretty, you don’t even need a lot of decorations…

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I love these shots by Sean Wray of Sean Wray Photography taken just before a sorority formal last weekend. They show the simple elegance and beauty of Thistlewood Manor… even the very simple decorations are enough here. And yay! our French chairs came in last week. They are so pretty. I can hardly wait to […]

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18
November
2014

The Ballroom is Breathtaking!

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Yes, there are still a few details left – they are installing the glass in the doors, there are a couple of missing sconces, and the final touch-up paint is soon to happen, but I could not wait to show you this beautiful room! It’s been said over and over that there is no place […]

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01
November
2014
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Hollywood Glam at Thistlewood Manor

What fun photos at this Kyle wedding venue… Hollywood Glam was one of the themes during our Grand Reveal as presented by Michelle Bromley of Here to Help! These photos were done by Hill Country Pin-Up with hair and make-up by Hair Style Lounge. The vintage Rolls Royce was contributed by Transportation Consultants. These are […]

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30
October
2014
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First Bridal Shoot

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It has been a very full past month or so. Construction is drawing to a close – finally! And events are starting to take place. We had our first Bridal Shoot here a few weeks ago, and in spite of the continued construction, they turned out beautiful! Peaks of the bridal suite and courtyard are […]

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  • About Us

    Looking for an Extraordinary setting for your wedding Celebration? If timeless Elegance is in your dreams, look no further than Thistlewood Manor. This gorgeous ballroom with its grand staircase, amazing chandeliers, and marble-like floors make it a magical place for your wedding reception.

  • Contact Info

    Our Location:
    1520 Roland Lane
    Kyle, TX 78640
    Phone: (512) 268-1900
    Email: info@thistlewoodmanor.com