Using top-grade camera equipment and software, Cassie Clayton creates videos that can preserve her clients' past or propel them toward the future. For some, she captures weddings, graduations, and other major family events for posterity or annual reenactments, and her Living Memories service provides a keepsake to pass down that's more vivid than a photo. For others, she creates compelling commercials and musical demo reels.
Home of numerous past PGA Tour qualifiers and Texas State Opens, Woodbridge Golf Club challenges players while soothing away frustrations with a stunning backdrop of natural beauty. Designed by PGA member Lee Singletary, this par 72 course stretches more than 7,088 yards from the black tees, incorporating babbling brooks, lush foliage, and traps of sand, water, and fire. Begin a day of tranquil amusement by working the slices out of your swing with 85–90 range balls in an expansive practice area. Carts will save legs from the monotony of walking, dancing, or unicycling through the course, and well-maintained TifEagle bermuda greens gently whisk balls across their verdant surface. Take in fresh breezes and abundant beauty while playing away the afternoon with friends, business associates, or a group of cardboard cutouts.
A stack of hefty Harry Potter novels sits atop a table, along with a few odds and ends that look like they belong to Harry himself: a wand, a Gryffindor scarf, a pair of circular spectacles. But the grinning girl posing behind the books isn’t smiling because she just encountered the boy wizard. She’s beaming because today is her Sweet 16 party, and the items in front of her are actually elaborate cakes masquerading as novels and wizard accessories. The birthday girl has Annie’s Culinary Creations to thank. The bakers at Annie’s specialize in crafting cakes that reflect each customer’s personality, whether that means a cake shaped like a flip-flop, an electric guitar, or Indiana Jones’s hat and suitcase. The bakers create these varied masterpieces with equally varied flavor options, including peanut-butter-cup filling (a customer favorite), almond buttercream icing, and marshmallow fondant. And the confectioner’s more traditional offerings such as petit fours, cookies, and three-tiered wedding cakes still inspire awe with their meticulous craftsmanship.
The party experts from Allure Event Rentals pride themselves on going totally unnoticed. They do the behind-the-scenes work that allows weddings and galas to go off without a hitch and stay embedded in memories forever. They shroud spacious photo booths in black curtains, behind which more than a dozen guests can pile in to capture their carefree spirits using whimsical props and fantastic backdrops. Touchscreen interfaces make the process move smoothly from shutter snapping to printing, and every image is encoded onto a CD so no memorable moment gets lost. Allure Event Rentals? team also enhances the overall style of parties with professional LED lighting that illuminates walls, dance floors, cakes, and party crashers with vivid, colorful light.
Caring teachers unleash kids’ imaginations with expert painting instruction in Mesquite Events Center’s air-conditioned art studio. In the preschool classes, kids aged 3.5−5 brush colorful paints onto canvases, channeling energy that would otherwise be used drawing on the wall or writing subversive manifestos in alphabet soup. Kids aged 6−12 hone their skills in elementary classes, and adolescents aged 13−18 explore brush technique and color in middle- to high-school classes. At the end of the lesson, kids take their paintings home to accessorize refrigerators or embellish halls of ancestors. Adults can accompany their charges to class or take precious time away for themselves.