"Toast, Taste and Tour" - Exciting New Bridal Event March 20, 2016

"Toast, Taste and Tour" - Exciting New Bridal Event March 20, 2016

Come experience a day of bridal eye-candy where inspiration is everywhere. From the lavish trend wedding experience to the nest detail, we’ve brought everything directly to you. Shop the most talented wedding experts who are showcasing the latest trends for your wedding inspiration. From orist, stationers, cake designers, decorators to videographers, tour the stunning Centaur Arabian Farms wedding and reception venue and much more, your wedding planning couldn't get any easier. 

Free gifts given all day to several lucky winners.


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Helpful Pre Wedding Legal Advice for Young Couples


Wedding Law: 3 Legal Issues To Keep In Mind When Planning Your Big Day


The height of wedding season is upon us, and while others are busy tying the knot, newly engaged couples are searching for venues, florists, photographers, and everything else that becomes part and parcel of a beautiful wedding day.

Planning the perfect wedding is all about the details — from the color palette and theme you choose to the number of layers in your cake. It’s so incredibly easy to get swept away in the whirlwind of wedding bells that most soon-to-be married couples forget about the most important part: the legal issues.

That’s right, brides, there’s more to think about than those blinged-out bridal shoe decals. Please stop Pinning things to your wedding Board and consider these useful legal tips for your upcoming wedding…

My wedding is this summer, and I’m marrying another lawyer, so thankfully we were meticulous enough to avoid many of the legal issues engaged couples may run into during the course of wedding planning. Others are not so lucky, and that’s where creative legal professionals swoop in to save the day.

For the purposes of this post, I spoke to Rob Schenk of WeddingIndustryLaw.com and asked him what soon-to-be married couples should really be worried about when planning their weddings — not that finding the perfect Pantone swatch for the design on your place cards isn’t of the utmost importance.

So what are the top three legal issues soon-to-be weds should be looking out for during wedding planning? I asked Rob for his opinion, and the problems he’s approached with most often have to do with vendor contracts, like problems with contracts that aren’t in writing, whether a couple will be able to get their deposits returned, and what happens when parents sign contracts instead of the engaged couple. Here’s his advice on what to do if you encounter one of these situations while planning your wedding:

  • Get It in Writing. Some of the worst stories that I hear are from family members or friends of friends that offer their services “as a gift” or on the cheap, or fly-by-night vendors hired for crazy cheap off of Craigslist. Usually, there is a “gentleman’s agreement,” with nothing set in stone. Then, the worst happens. Pictures are lost, power cords are left back at the house, the cake tastes like doo-doo, or no one shows. Not only is a wedding one of the top five most important (and most expensive) events of your life, but it also happens to have several million moving parts. In other words, it’s a tempest of risk. When the agreement is simply a smile and a handshake, it is much more difficult to prove how a vendor breached. Only you and the vendor know what was discussed. Having your vendor’s contract in writing helps make everyone’s obligations clear, and when need be, provides the blueprint for the course of action when things go wrong.
  • Getting Back a Deposit. Make sure that the contract is explicit about when and how (if at all) you get the deposit back in the event of postponement or cancellation. Just because it says “deposit” does not necessarily mean that it’s like a residential rental lease, i.e., you get the money back at some point. A “non-refundable deposit,” in legalese mumbo-jumbo, is referred to as a “liquidated damages clause,” meaning the client and vendor agree that such amount will make the vendor whole should the clients cancel (i.e., breach). Liquidated damages clauses are generally okay and will be held enforceable against a client, so you need to make sure of what you are signing. A liquidated damages clause will be held as unenforceable and ordered returned if the amount represents a “punishment” or is viewed as simply an incentive for the client not to breach. But remember the old Klingon proverb, “possession is 9/10s of the law.” When the vendor gets your money, he/she now sits in the catbird seat, even if the law is on your side. In other words, although the “non-refundable deposit” may be an unenforceable liquidated damages clause, you will have to do more than ask nicely to force the vendor to do anything. So, your best bet is to ask your vendor questions beforehand, and if something is unclear about what happens to the deposit money, make sure it gets sorted out and put into the contract.
  • Parents Paying. Generally, in the law, the party that signs the service contract is the party to whom the service provider must listen. When your mom or dad pays AND signs, it places you in the position of a “third party beneficiary,” a legal no-man’s land and the subject of many law school exams. While you are to receive the services, you are not technically a party to the contract. Only in certain circumstances would you be able to sue the vendor based on breach of contract. Bottom line, if your mom signed the floral contract, and you and your mom disagree on what flowers go best with the puke-green bridesmaid dresses, the florist, most often, will be contractually bound to listen to your mom (even though it’s your wedding). Generally, you are best served by executing the contract yourself, and make it clear that the parents are only providing the money on your behalf. This way, the vendor is beholden only to you, not your parents.

Hopefully these words of wisdom will come in handy for you during the wedding planning process. Just remember, dealing with these legal issues will allow you to start your new lives on the right foot.

Coveted Couples Choice Award


Tyler's Own Centaur Arabian Farms Wins a WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award® 2015


Flint, Texas   January 16, 2015   Lifestyle News

(PRLEAP.COM) Tyler, TX – January 16, 2015 – WeddingWire, the nation's leading online wedding marketplace, named Centaur Arabian Farms as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards® 2015 for Ceremony in Tyler!

The WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards® 2015 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their professional achievements from the previous year.

While many industry award winners are selected by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards® winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Centaur Arabian Farms. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.

"It's always exciting to start the year by honoring the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network who represent more than two million reviews on our website," said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. "Each of the businesses recognized are committed to quality, professionalism and all around top-notch service. We applaud Centaur Arabian Farms for their impressive achievements within the wedding industry."

As a Couples' Choice Awards® winner, Centaur Arabian Farms is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of more than 200,000 wedding professionals throughout North America and abroad.

Centaur Arabian Farms is proud to be one of the top Ceremony and Reception locations in the Tyler area and in the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding sites such as WeddingWire, Project Wedding, Brides.com, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards® 2015.

For more information about Centaur Arabian Farms, please visit our web site athttp://www.centaurarabianfarms.com

To learn more about the Couple's Choice Awards®, please visitwww.weddingwire.com/couples-choice-awards.

About WeddingWire WeddingWire, the leading technology company serving the $100 billion wedding and events industry, is the largest online vertical marketplace connecting engaged couples with event professionals. With more than two million consumer reviews, it is the industry leader in consumer reviews. The site enables engaged couples to search, compare and book from an extensive database of more than 200,000 recently reviewed event professionals, from venues to photographers. WeddingWire provides event professionals with the technology they need to serve their clients, including a SaaS platform, which powers advertising, marketing, and CRM needs of local wedding and events businesses nationwide.

Eva Sealey 
Centaur Arabian Farms 
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Photographer's for Phoebe

We are proud to have the opportunity to host a special event, Photographer's for Phoebe, this upcoming Sunday. A collection of photographers have stepped up and are dedicating the use of their craft to raise money for pediatric cancer research. This will raise money to help find a cure for this very rare and aggressive form of brain cancer while also adding to your families photo collection. 

To learn more about this fundraiser be sure to visit the Facebook page here.

If you want to sign up and support this cause here is the link to the event page where you can reserve your slot! 

This event is on Sunday, September 14th 2014, we hope to see you there!