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The Pavilion at Mixon Farms

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How To Spice Up Your Reception

It seems these days receptions are deemed where the party starts and fun begins! So how do you do just that? With the world of Pinterest at our fingertips there’s a wealth of ideas; that can be good and bad. How do you decide what ideas to keep and what to scrap? Here’s some ways to spice up your reception and tips on how to choose between them.

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Voted #1 Top Wedding Venue, here's why!

NEW YEAR and boy are we starting it off right!! The Pavilion at Mixon Farms is so excited to be voted a TOP WEDDING VENUE in Florida! We have been working hard this past year to bring our couples something different than ever before and because of our AMAZING couples and their love for our venue  WE DID IT!! We won the “BEST OF WEDDINGS” from Theknot.com,  drumroll please……… “ COUPLES CHOICE” from Weddingwire.com!!! We won DOUBLE GOLD if you ask us but owe it all our brides and grooms. We have been awarded these prestigious honors 4 years running! So we would like to share with you a few of the reasons WHY we are a TOP Venue in the Bradenton, Sarasota Area!

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Who Pays For What For The Wedding?

Bride & Groom dancing in the rain

The cost of a wedding in the 21st century can be quite different from when your parents or grandparents had to plan for theirs. One of the biggest debates is, who pays for what? Traditionally, certain types of expenses were divided between HIS & HERS families. This was also possible, because the cost of a wedding was much different. According to an article by Quartz, the average wedding cost in today’s dollars, during the depression-era, was $6,481 versus $29,858 today. So, how do you do it in the 21st century, when so many couples are taking on majority of the financial burden? We’ve broken it down for you, so grab your pen and paper and follow along to make your list go smooth!

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A Seasonal Recap in Pictures!

We have enjoyed our season so much and we wanted to share just a few of the weddings & the couples we got to share it with!

We hope you enjoy these wedding photos from over the last few months and some of the amazing shots their photographers took!

Haven't gotten married yet or don't see your photos? Don't worry, we'll be doing this again, so be sure to have your photographer send us your pictures!!

Photo Credit: Sara Walker Photography

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Pretty Paper Inspiration For Your Wedding Day

You’ve picked your date, now time to tell others to save it too! This post is dedicated to all things stationary, paper and pretty! We hope you find something you love to help set the mood for your special day.



A recent Mixon Brides' Invitation: Photo by Ana Polak Atelier Photography

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