Northcutt Travel Agency Podcast


Overwhelmed by overload?

Does the overload of on-line travel information have you confused?

Shayla Northcutt of Northcutt Travel Agency can help.

“I’m in business because the Internet is so confusing,” she says.

Shayla first discovered her love for travel on her honeymoon. During her two-week romantic break with her new husband, Shayla was able to visit several beautiful locations and enjoy them from a completely new perspective. It’s this “insider view” that she passes on to her clients.


In episode V of the Bridal Extravaganza Podcast

Listen to Episode V on Soundcloud now.

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Vendors We Love: Basic Invite



Basic Invite is an innovative stationery design company.


They have been designing cards for all of life’s celebratory moments since 2006. Basic Invite specializes in wedding invitations and stationery and because of their endless customization options, instant preview technology, designer assistance, and affordable prices they are a vendor we love and one we know you will love too!

Shopping for wedding invitations can be daunting at times. There are so many options – do you go with box store invites, hand-made boutique stationery, or homemade cards? Which options fits into your timeline and budget? There are so many things to consider when weighing your options, but choosing to create them online with Basic Invite solves every issue immediately. Creating your own custom cards online provides you with choices, money saving options, and a truly custom invite every time!

Basic Invite is one of the only websites of its kind that allows customers to order sample wedding invitations. That means once you have chosen from over 200 wedding invitation designs and customized the perfect card you can order a sample of your exact invitation and even your entire wedding suite! This is huge for brides because it gives them peace of mind to see their invitation before placing their final order. Being able to triple check your design and make sure you are in love with every aspect is key to smooth sailing.


They even have matching save the dates cheap and you can order a personalized guest book that goes with your wedding suite so that all your stationery is uniformed. Going with a cohesive look takes the picking and choosing out of the equation saving you time and effort. Besides, who doesn’t love matching stationery! It will be a detail your guests will adore!

If you are newly engaged and embarking on your journey down the aisle, check out Basic Invite for your wedding stationery vendor. They are the custom card company after all. Don’t forget to use code 15FF51 at checkout to receive 15% off everything!

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BOTW: Isabella Ramos

Isabella Ramos

Matt and I met almost six years ago at church.  I am the second oldest of nine and Matt is the oldest of ten.  Neither of us had ever had a boyfriend or girlfriend and both of us have had the strong conviction of saving our first kiss for our future spouses on our wedding day.   Our families had a lot in common so, naturally, we spent a lot of time together.  We are alike in many ways and became best friends almost immediately.  The more we hanged out (actually dated with a chaperone), the more our feelings for each other blossomed.  I’m a little older than Matt and we both agreed that we would wait until he turned 18 before we considered dating.  Soon after his 18th birthday, on April 14, 2016, he secretly invited my mom and dad to our neighborhood park to ask for my hand in marriage.  He also let them know that he got a second job in order to earn one of the most coveted venues, Ashton Gardens, for me.  I suspect he did this also because at that time, my dad was laid off and wouldn’t have the funds to pay for such an exclusive venue.  But that’s my Matt, my hero.  This valiant act reminds me of Jacob in one of my favorite Bible stories where, in Genesis 19:20, “Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had for her.”

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KPRC Channel 2 Feature












Today the Bridal Extravaganza was featured on KPRC Channel 2 news with Chip Brewster. Many vendors from the Bridal Extravaganza Show were with us. We talked wedding cakes with Tammy Allen, décor and event planning with Johanna Terry Events, and music with Kat Alvarado. Todd Ramos gave us a sneak peek of the bridal gowns that will be featured in our fashion shows, including dresses from Impression Bridal and Winnie Couture. After talking with the vendors and trying Tammy Allen’s Texas Melon cupcakes, we had tons of fun in the GingerSnap Photo Camper – a new take on photo booths!


There are only FOUR DAYS until the #BESSUMMER16, so grab your tickets here and head to the George R. Brown this weekend for all of your wedding planning needs. We hope to see you there!


We are so glad that we got to do this with KPRC Channel 2! Thank you!


We would like to thank all of our vendors for being part of this special feature!

Wedding Cakes by Tammy Allen

Johanna Terry Events

Madam DJ

GingerSnap Photo Camper

Todd Ramos, Fashion Show Producer


Written by: Kyley Kornegay & Bianca Vertil


The Resort at Longboat Key Club – Sarasota, FL – Dining at Portofino

The restaurant is overlooking the gorgeous marina and especially at sunset, it is the place to be! It has indoor/outdoor options to dine and personally outdoor is the best option. They have an incredibly long wine menu to choose from and the appetizers and bread are so delectable make sure to save room for their delicious deserts. Portofino is part of Longboat Key Club and specializes in seafood; however for someone who doesn’t like seafood, they have amazing brick-oven pizzas. Being from Texas, I wasn’t too exposed to seafood and wasn’t a big fan, but with the way they cook it, I might have to start exploring more options. Of course, I got the Soppressata brick oven pizza, a salami and pepperoni pizza, because who can go wrong ordering pizza! It was a flatbread pizza and I even stuffed myself full and took the rest home, it was that good!! After we ate, the waiter saw me eyeing the desert menu, which I knew was a bad idea! I was in a new place and I felt like I had to try something new.  I absolutely love all things chocolate and ordered the Italian Lovers Cake, which was layered chocolate cake, chocolate ganache, with fresh raspberries. I don’t even know how to describe the cake because it was probably the best I have ever tasted especially when they gave me strawberry gelato on the side! Strawberries and chocolate is an absolute amazing combination and that sold me right there! Portofino was one of the best restaurants I have been to and will definitely be coming back for more!!

Written by: Stephanie DiCiro






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