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15
Nov
Woodland Inspired Sedona Wedding in Fall
categories: destination weddings and honeymoons, floral inspiration, real weddings, reception ideas, Sedona, Sedona Weddings, Wedding Inspiration

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Kristen and Jeffrey’s woodland inspired Sedona wedding in Fall is packed with beautiful moments and copper hued wedding decor- it’s the season’s hottest color and you’ll understand why we love it so much once you see the pics!

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The ring bearers carried treasure chests covered in moss, grasses, pods and succulents; flower girls donned the sweetest boho inspired floral crowns

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The ceremony was outside and had the most spectacular view of Sedona’s Red Rocks; the copper colored leaves in the garland and floral arrangements are magnolia leaves- we really love them for fall weddings!

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Congrats to the bride and groom!

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The reception was in the ballroom and Events by Showstoppers filled it beautifully with floral garland, hanging chandeliers, dramatic drape, intentional lighting, and lush centerpieces; even though the reception was indoors, it still had a magical woodland vibe.

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Events by Showstoppers tells us about the seating card display: Three old wrought iron gates served as the seat assignment cards.  They formed a free standing  “screen,” and were draped with more handmade floral garlands…The cards were tied on alphabetically.

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The rehearsal dinner was just as gorgeous so we wanted to include a few photos from that event as well:

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For a detailed description of the wedding decor as told by the insanely talented designers at Events by Showstoppers, click here!

Kristen and Jeffrey’s wedding was featured in print and it can now be seen online

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Floral Design And Styling: Events by Show Stoppers

Linens: Classic Party Rentals

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location: L’Auberge de Sedona | photographer: Lauren/Abby Ross | event coordinator: Margaret Van Damme | cake: Sedona Cake Couture

Xoxo, Phoenix Bride & Groom…your complete Arizona wedding magazine and wedding planning resource

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3
Nov
Ideas for Holiday Proposals from Emma Gibson
categories: Engagement, Tips and Advice, Wedding Resources

When we received an email from Emma Gibson offering to share her infographic on ideas for holiday proposals, we jumped at the chance to share it with you. Since there’s so much pressure to create the most perfect proposal experience, especially during the holidays, you’re sure to enjoy the informative graphics and solid advice!

Meet Emma: I’m Emma Gibson, a current PhD candidate living in Florida. My best friend, whom I’ve known since we were kids, had fallen in love with a wonderful girl. After two years of being together, James (my friend) told me he was ready to pop the question. And to my surprise, his whole proposal idea seemed to me (and I’m sure every girl who would listen to it), the worst idea ever!! So after laughing and begging him to change his plan, I began to research the most important tips every guy should know when it comes to proposing. My latest infographic design, therefore, is a beautiful summary of everything I was trying to tell him!

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It’s a given that an “ideas for holiday proposals” blog will include advice about choosing a ring. You simply CANNOT propose without one!

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It’s not uncommon that people run out of ideas or draw a blank when considering how to propose—it’s such a monumental step and you want to get it right!

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The phrase, “Less is more” applies to many people so if you know your beloved doesn’t relish the spotlight or is more of a stay-at-home-and-watch-a-movie kind of gal, just keep it simple and ASK THE QUESTION!

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Emma, thank you so much for your brilliant advice. Readers, we hope these ideas for holiday proposals help ease your mind and inspire you to make your proposal perfect for you and your love!

Content Development: www.brilliance.com

Xoxo, Phoenix Bride & Groom…your complete Arizona wedding magazine and wedding planning resource

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20
Oct
Kimberly & Brendan’s Art Deco Phoenix Wedding
categories: fabulous reception sites, floral inspiration, real weddings, Wedding Inspiration

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There are two distinct phrases that come to mind when we see Kimberly and Brendan’s Art Deco Phoenix Wedding. The first is, “They did it their way” and the second is, “They had SO MUCH FUN!”. See, this lovely pair planned a wedding where they clearly made their own decisions— they incorporated sentimental items to honor those they love, both their ceremony and reception venues have personal meaning to them, and the details were thoughtfully curated to create an evening like no other. Oh, and their after-party is one that I genuinely mourn the absence of in my life. You’ve just got to see this wedding beginning with the finery of their attire and ending with hula hoops!

Art Deco Phoenix Wedding | Colors: We wanted our wedding to be reflective of both AZ (our beautiful sunsets) and the winter months, so we selected navy and copper with lavender as our accent color. Given the Phoenix Art Museum’s more modern feel, the theme of our wedding was a modern take on art deco and Gatsby, with Arizona twists.

Art Deco Phoenix Wedding | The Flowers: Our florist grew her own rosemary and lavender, our two favorite herbs/scents, and this was incorporated into the bouquets, centerpieces, and a bundle was tucked into each place setting at the guest tables. There were also sprigs of fresh lavender added to the water. Brendan’s boutonniere consisted of a succulent and white ranunculus while my bouquet consisted of white anemone, white ranunculus, blue thistle, purple tipped succulents, lavender roses, copper painted eucalyptus, Italian ruscus, and a very special flower: Picasso calla lilies with the purple center. My grandma, who played a huge role in raising me, passed away several years ago, and she carried a bouquet of calla lilies at her wedding so this was a way to pay tribute to her. 

In addition to my gold Saint Mary’s College ring, I also wore a small gold ring on my right hand that is a family heirloom which all the women in my family have worn on their wedding day.

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Art Deco Phoenix Wedding | Favorite Moment: Looking back there were so many incredibly special moments on our wedding day, but both of us think the first look was one of the top highlights of the day. There was so much anticipation to see one another, and because we had our photographers and videographers there it built up the anticipation even more. Seeing one another in that moment was pure joy and all of the nerves of the day melted away in an instant.

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Art Deco Phoenix Wedding | The Ceremony: We were married at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Central Phoenix, which is a church where we have been members and attend regularly. Our family priest, Fr. Ben, officiated the Mass.

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Art Deco Phoenix Wedding | The Coolest Getaway: In honor of Brendan’s Grandma, who also passed away several years ago, Brendan’s parents had his Grandma’s 1946 Chevy Coupe fully restored in time for the wedding and drove it to Phoenix. The beautiful navy blue car with chrome trim was an unforgettable tribute to Brendan’s Grandma and made for a dramatic getaway car!

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It was only fitting that Kimberly and Brendan had their reception at Phoenix Art Museum—it’s one of the first places Kimberly took Brendan to when he moved to Phoenix from Tucson! And again, see how much fun they have together?

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Art Deco Phoenix Wedding | The Reception: The reception took place in Phoenix Art Museum’s Cummings Hall, a dramatic and spacious space perfect for entertaining.

Food was another really important aspect of our wedding since we are HUGE foodies. We decided to have a Southwest Italian feast that  highlighted the flavors and produce of Arizona as well as our love for Italian food. Our caterers incorporated traditional Italian pastas with Southwestern chilis, meats, and produce. The caterers’ signature braised short ribs were served with an ancho chili sauce and the favorite pasta of the pasta bar was the penne pasta with tequila lime chicken and peppers.

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Art Deco Phoenix Wedding | The Cake: The beautiful and fresh cake featured my (Kimberly’s) layer—chocolate cake and cannoli filling—and Brendan’s layer—vanilla cake with cream and fresh raspberries.

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Art Deco Phoenix Wedding | The Photobooth: To match the classy, modern theme, our photobooth company handmade a wall of white, paper flowers as the backdrop for the photobooth fun! Many guests thought it was part of the museum.

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If you’ve looked at a lot of wedding photos, you know how awkward some cake cutting/eating photos can be…but not Kimberly and Brendan’s cake photo! Oh no, these two are simply the cutest!

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Art Deco Phoenix Wedding | The After Party: At the exit, guests were able to take a few glow sticks for the grand exit and after party, which was held at The Duce…guests also took some awesome handmade leather Arizona keychains that my beloved Grandpa made by hand. The keychains either said AZ or 1.7.17 (our wedding date). 

The after party is where we giddily rejoiced for Kimberly and Brendan and the beautiful wedding day they planned—to have their photographers follow them to the after party where the couple and their guests played games, danced, and just let loose is just pure genius. It’s the best way we can think of to end a wedding!

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What’s your advice for other couples to achieve such an easy-going & fun attitude? The stress leading up to the wedding day is like none other because each couple invests so much time, energy, and money into making it the perfect day. We had a blast on our wedding day and felt many things contributed to our relaxed and fun going attitude. First off, hiring the best team of vendors really paid off for us because we were confident in them and each one of them exceeded our expectations so we didn’t feel like we were worrying about anything on the day of the wedding. Surrounding ourselves with loved ones was also key to easing nerves. The greatest piece of advice for other couples that we can give is to remember this day is all about the union of you and your partner. Have faith in all of the planning and preparation you have both done and focus on one another because your guests will have a blast and the vendors will ensure everything else is perfect.

Our wedding day was the best day yet, and we feel so totally grateful and in love with how it all turned out. We are excited to share our story and hopefully inspire other engaged couples! We learned so much and grew even closer together as a couple during the planning process, and we feel it all paid off beautifully.

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Where there any surprises or things you would change? We feel really blessed because we didn’t have any major surprises or issues on our wedding day; even during a rainy January we lucked out and got a sunny, cool weather day. Everyone told us prepare for something to go wrong, but we believe that due to all of our planning and amazing vendors (ok and a bit of good luck too), every single detail went off without a hitch. The week of the wedding we decided to add an informal “after party” at The Duce and we are so glad we did that. Even though it was a super long day already, our adrenaline kicked in and we (plus many of our guests) were wide awake and ready to continue the party! We would recommend to either book your reception venue an hour longer, or select an after party spot like we did. We closed down The Duce and partied until nearly 2am!

Congratulations Kimberly and Brendan and thank you for sharing your wedding with us!

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Reception Site: Phoenix Art Museum

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Photographer: Sunshine & Reign Photography | Florist: Table Tops, Etc. | Caterer: Santa Barbara Catering | Cake: Honeymoon Sweets | Photobooth: Pic Me! Photobooth | After Party: The Duce

Xoxo, Phoenix Bride & Groom…your complete Arizona wedding magazine and wedding planning resource

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16
Oct
Wedding Fashion Event in Scottsdale | Omni Montelucia’s Dream Event
categories: bridal fashions, fabulous reception sites, Trends, Wedding Inspiration

Omni Montelucia’s Dream Event was everything it promised to be—the exclusive wedding fashion event in Scottsdale was plentiful in style, champagne, time with Randy Fenoli, and exquisite wedding gowns. The evening began with a VIP event with Randy where attendees previewed his brand new line of wedding gowns and toasted to the evening with Veuve Clicquot champagne (yum!)

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Engaged couples mingled with all types of wedding professionals—there were wedding planners, florists, photographers, stylists, etc. and the excitement of the evening was contagious!

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Randy Fenoli—Master of Ceremonies (and master of happiness, enthusiasm, and all things bridal fashion)—kicked off the fashion show in style as only he can. He shared his excitement for the dresses we were about to see and reminded us all that “it’s not just about the dress, it’s about how you WEAR the dress.” We adore him…

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As promised, Omni Montelucia’s wedding fashion event in Scottsdale was an impressive show where stunning wedding gowns introduced the latest trends in wedding fashion; we also got to view several bridesmaid dresses and were treated to the cutest flower girl too!

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The dress on the left received the most oohs and aahs of the evening—the sheer elements and floral detailing made an impression on every single person in the room!

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After the show, Omni Montelucia treated us to delicious sweets and more photo ops

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The Dream Event hosted by Omni Montelucia came together so beautifully due, in large part, to these event sponsors:

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Pixy Cakes | Bella Bridesmaids | Classic Event & Tent RentalsHautie Rouge Salon (Ruca Bowman)Linda Wagner – Makeup Design

A very special thank you to Eyes 2 See for the event photos!

We have a feeling this wedding fashion event in Scottsdale, at the gorgeous Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia, will be one of the year’s most talked about events and we can’t wait to attend next year’s!

Xoxo, Phoenix Bride & Groom…your complete Arizona wedding magazine and wedding planning resource

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3
Oct
Wedding Gowns for Fall 2017 from Schaffer’s Bridal | Scottsdale, Arizona
categories: bridal fashions, Trends, Wedding Inspiration

Wedding gowns for Fall 2017 have arrived in most bridal shops by now and we are absolutely thrilled with what we’ve seen so far- there are backs to die for, versatile styles, floral embroidery that will blow you away, and some classic styles that are enjoying their moment in the spotlight. We asked Elite Circle bridal shop Schaffer’s Bridal in Scottsdale for their top picks for this fall’s wedding gown line up and here’s what they shared with us:

Wedding gowns for Fall 2017 | Sottero and Midgley: We love this style because it features a low back, as well as the perfect sweetheart neckline to flatter any bride. It is a fitted silhouette with bold intricate lace that we cant get enough of!

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Wedding gowns for Fall 2017 | Maggie Sottero: This gown is for the vintage bride with a twist! It is an all over lace gown with a beaded key-hole back and crystal detail buttons to finish it off.

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Wedding gowns for Fall 2017 | Maggie Sottero: The perfect gown for a glamorous bride that is looking for a fitted dress with a fun skirt and a low back. The bodice is fully beaded and fits like a glove.

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Wedding gowns for Fall 2017 | Pronovias: A classic wedding gown featuring a sleek fit with detachable off the shoulder straps for a versatile look. It is perfect for a bride who is all about comfort!

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Wedding gowns for Fall 2017 | Pronovias: For the bride that is looking for a dress with the perfect sleeve, this dress has it all! This gown features lace, beading, and a full skirt for the bride that wants it all.

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Wedding gowns for Fall 2017 | Hayley Paige: The perfect dress for a bride looking for a fully beaded wedding gown with gorgeous back detail. It is fully fitted with a slight flare in the skirt.

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Wedding gowns for Fall 2017 | Blush by Hayley Paige: The “Dayton” gown is a modern and exciting twist on a lace and tulle ball gown. The skirt is finished with layers of horse hair for a fun and flirty look. It is perfect for the bride who wants the look of a lace bodice and the skirt of a ball gown.

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Wedding gowns for Fall 2017 | Blush by Hayley Paige: This flowy ivory A-line gown is perfect for style and comfort! The bodice is finished with beaded cap sleeves and a key hole back.

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Wedding gowns for Fall 2017 | Paloma Blanca: This all over lace A-line wedding gown is a classic look with a plunging neckline and a low back. The double beaded bands across the waistline adds the perfect flare to this soft lace dress. Not to mention, it has POCKETS!

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Wedding gowns for Fall 2017 | Lazaro:  This floral embroidered wedding gown has it all! With the gorgeous V neckline in the front and the back, all the attention will be on the bride. The gorgeous belt detail is a finishing touch to complete the perfect bridal look.

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OK brides, we know where you’re headed to get your fill of wedding gowns for Fall 2017—we can’t wait to see the beautiful gowns you choose!

About Schaffer’s Bridal: For nearly 60 years, Schaffer’s has been making shopping for your special event as memorable as the event…Whether searching for an elegant ballgown or seeking the latest fit-and-flare, our gowns feature superior quality and luxurious fabrics. Stop in and see for yourself. You’re certain to find a gown that’s perfect for you!

Schaffer’s Bridal is located at 7293 N Scottsdale Road, Ste. B103 | 480.998.2298 | Website

Xoxo, Phoenix Bride & Groom…your complete Arizona wedding magazine and wedding planning resource

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25
Sep
Kaytie and Alex’s Best Day Ever Wedding
categories: destination weddings and honeymoons, fabulous reception sites, floral inspiration, for your ceremony, real weddings, reception ideas, Wedding Inspiration

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Bride Kaytie, who previously worked for event planner Victoria Canada of Victoria Canada Weddings + Events, described her wedding as, “the dreamiest day” and once you get a look at it, you’ll understand why! The couple had their out of town guests in mind while planning their wedding so they chose Arizona Biltmore for their wedding venue which, they say, personifies “Arizona and winter comfy”. The details are gorgeous, the couple is so in love, there’s a few fun surprises, and overall, the planning that went into the day ended up making it Kaytie and Alex’s best day ever wedding!

When your wedding planner used to be your boss, you know there are some fun things in store…

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One thing you’ll notice right away about Kaytie and Alex is how truly HAPPY they are together. They radiate love!

Best Day Ever Wedding | Favorite Moment: One of my favorite moments from the day, hands down, was the first look because Alex turned around and his eyes filled with huge tears (and let’s just say, Alex is NOT a crier). I also loved our vows because I thought they perfectly described the way we feel about one another and I was so glad we didn’t share them with each other ahead of time.

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Best Day Ever Wedding | Color Palette:​ Kaytie and Alex chose cream and blush as the main colors for their decor but included navy with touches of metallic gold throughout to steer clear of their wedding being too muted.

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Best Day Ever Wedding | The Ceremony:​ Kaytie and Alex exchanged vows in Arizona Biltmore’s Paradise Garden on a picture perfect Arizona day. The aisle was lined with rose petals and large floral arrangements framed the space beautifully; Victoria surprised the couple with a custom monogram that was applied to the mirrored pedestals.

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Congratulations to the bride and groom!

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Best Day Ever Wedding | Cocktail Hour: Cocktail hour on the lawn included a Nebraska football themed bar as a nod to Alex’s loyalty to his team. Kaytie recalls: I was chomping at the bit for months because I surprised Alex with a signature cocktail called, “Go Big Red” because he bleeds all things Nebraska.

Another fun fact, as told to us by Kaytie: Having football in common, Victoria and Alex were both very in tune with where one another stood when it came to their schools (Texas Tech and Nebraska); therefore, when a huge group of wedding crashers attempted to crash our wedding, not only did Vic spot them right away but she ended up busting them by putting them through a test of questions, including, “oh so you went to school with Alex at Iowa State?” Unfortunately for the crashers, they said, “yes!” Vic said, “mmm too bad because he went to Nebraska. Time to go”…we all got the biggest kick out of it because she’s such a badass.

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The “fun facts” cards displayed throughout cocktail hour shared anecdotes about Kaytie and Alex’s love story; the escort card display was very special to Kaytie— the navy blue frame and fabric covered display board was built by Alex and Kaytie’s father.

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This sign was another surprise from Victoria—just one more of the perks of having worked for a wedding planner!

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Best Day Ever Wedding | The Reception: Kaytie and Alex’s dinner reception was in Arizona Biltmore’s Grand Ballroom where a mix of large feasting tables and round tables were set with cream linens, gold chiavari chairs, tall clear vases topped with grand cream and blush floral arrangements, and gold details throughout.

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Best Day Ever Wedding | More Surprises: My 3 best friends are 100% Greek. That being said, there has always been a long-standing joke that I think I’m Greek (and now Alex, too). The 3 of them surprised us with a “Big Fat Greek Wedding” style dance! It was seriously the biggest crack up and such a blast.

Also, Victoria knew that since Alex and I have been dating we have always collected and dated the corks from the bottles of wine we drink…well, she told the catering manager at The Biltmore this little secret and when we got back to our room that night, there was a huge bag of corks waiting for us from all of the bottles that were opened at the wedding, it was the cherry on top to the perfect day.

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Best Day Ever Wedding | Wedding Planner Love: When I was a sophomore in college, I had my sites set on wedding planning. To make a long story short, I ended up interviewing with Victoria and the rest was history! ​I worked for her for about 5 years and still do events with her from time to time when she needs an extra set of hands! She is honestly next level when it comes to anything event related. I remember watching her at weddings in awe and thinking to myself, “I can’t even imagine what it would be like if she could do my wedding one day.” Well, fast forward through years of friendship, tons of incredibly stunning events, and lots of wine and laughs later, she did end up planning our wedding! …and of course, just as I imagined way back when, it was a dream having her there through the whole process!!! 

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Best Day Ever Wedding | Wedding Day Love: This probably sounds cliche but there isn’t a single thing either of us would change. At the end of the night, as we were walking back to our room, all we could say was how completely flawless, ​stunning, and dreamy the whole day was. It was such a blast on so many levels! If possible, we would relive the day over and over and over again!

Congratulations Kaytie and Alex and thank you for sharing your BEST DAY EVER wedding with us!

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Wedding Venue: Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa

Wedding Planner: Victoria Canada Weddings + Events

Invitations: Celebrations in Paper

Makeup Artist: Corinna Cooke

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Bridesmaid Dresses: Schaffer’s

Photographer: Keith and Melissa Photographers | Wedding Gown: Bella Lily | Florist: Petal Pusher | Cake: Classic Cakes and Confections | Hair Stylist: Lanie Cunningham

Xoxo, Phoenix Bride & Groom…your complete Arizona wedding magazine and wedding planning resource

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