All posts tagged The Texas Brides Collection

An Amateur, Passion and the Civil War

The word amateur comes from the Latin base, amator, to love. We’ve taken that word and turned it into a person who loves something so inordinately passionately that they don’t care if it has any monetary value. Amateurs love something for the sake of loving it–and they usually want to share that passion with everyone they […]

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A Bridal Collaboration: Texas-style!

The Texas Brides Collection

My great-great-great-grandfather, Reverend Thomas Hanks lived in Tennessee in the early part of the 19th century. A circuit riding minister for the Primitive Baptist Church, he had the traditional family “itchy foot” and left his wife and children behind to explore new worlds with the Gospel in mind. His wanderings took him across the swamps and rivers of Tennessee and […]

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