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23
Aug
Historic Destination Wedding Venue | Tubac Golf Resort & Spa
categories: destination weddings and honeymoons, fabulous reception sites, reception ideas, rehearsal dinner spots, Wedding Inspiration

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Tubac Golf Resort & Spa is an historic destination wedding venue that is best described as an ethereal oasis in the desert- if you’ve never taken the short drive from Phoenix to Tubac, we highly recommend it. For less than a 2.5 hour drive, the reward is huge (trust us, we’ve personally visited Tubac Golf Resort & Spa and we enjoyed every single second of our time at the resort)!

This beloved Arizona destination has a unique blend of history and culture that couples looking for a wedding venue, honeymooners and vacationers will appreciate-there’s the 1700’s replica mission style Chapel, a grand ballroom, a rustic Western-themed restaurant, a 27-hole championship golf course, a world-class spa and of course, historic buildings scattered throughout the property. Basically, you and your wedding guests could land at Tubac for your wedding weekend and never need to leave the property!

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What makes this historic destination wedding venue perfect for weddings? We know that your wedding is the most important event of your life and we are honored to help make your dream wedding come true. Tubac Golf Resort & Spa is the ultimate destination for a truly memorable wedding celebration.

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(Photo: Steven Palm Photography)

What do you see couples doing with the venue as far as decor and design that you are really loving right now? Couples are collaborating with their florist and décor vendors adding in some DIY touches with variable height with cylinder and hurricane candles to accessorize décor theme.

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(Photo: Leland Gebhardt Photography)

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(Photo: Steven Palm Photography)

What makes Tubac Golf Resort & Spa a fabulous place to get married? A Day and Weekend to Remember! A unique blend of history and culture coupled with Arizona’s most picturesque landscapes provide for a perfect backdrop. Imagine a sunset, candle light ceremony in our 1700’s replica mission style Chapel. The delicate whisper of a fountain, the carved chairs and lavish changing room for the bride speaks to the level of attention and detail that is customary for our Resort. To enhance your celebration, hear the ringing of the Chapel bell, as we announce your union to the world.

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If you prefer a romantic outdoor setting under a canopy of foliage, the choices abound. As you wind your way to the reception you will be greeted with majestic sights and beautiful gardens as you arrive to our covered patio overlooking lush green fairways in the distance, breathtaking mountain and water views. Finally you step into the Ballroom adorned with a grand fireplace to add just the right ambiance to your Wedding Celebration. Tubac Golf Resort & Spa offers a delicious selection of meal options for your event or our Chef is happy to design a menu to accommodate your specific tastes. We invite your family and friends to discover the charm of our Resort as we provide elegant accommodations at a preferred wedding rate. The possibilities are endless at Tubac Golf Resort & Spa!

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(Photo: Something Blue Photography)

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(Photo: Betsy and John Photography)

Can couples bring in their own vendors or do you have a specific list you work with? We have a recommended Vendor List, however Brides and Grooms may bring in their own.

Tubac Golf Resort & Spa is the complete package-the historic destination wedding venue provides a full-circle experience that boasts an impeccable reputation for hospitality, views and ambiance.

Contact Tubac Golf Resort & Spa: Website | Call Debi Crossland: (520)398-3534

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19
Aug
Wooden Wedding Accessories for Grooms | The Two Guys Bowtie
categories: Grooms, Wedding Inspiration

When we’re talking weddings, we can all agree that the details matter, right? Brides and grooms literally have million of ways to make their wedding personal, unique and fun so there’s no excuse for boring wedding decor and accessories! One very hip way to take attire to the next level is through wooden wedding accessories for grooms from The Two Guys Bowtie- they make ties, lapels, and pocket squares that bump up men’s fashion in the best way.

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See, we LOVE these wooden wedding accessories for grooms because they’re unique and customizable. Not to mention creative! The wooden bowties grabbed our attention but it’s the wooden detailed pocket squares that are making us giddy. See how there’s wood affixed to the material? This detail makes something that could be perceived as stuffy into a modern and chic accessory.

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If you like the look of the wooden tie but don’t want wood on the pocket square, The Two Guys Bowtie has a more traditional (but still hip) option too!

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The Two Guys Bowtie has a huge variety of wooden wedding accessories for grooms- these lapel pins come in many styles, shapes and fabric options.

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And of course there are the bowties which come in a variety of shapes, finishes, wood grains, and fabric wraps. Customers can even send in their own fabric!

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The patterns that are etched, painted or in some cases inlaid onto some of the ties make for a very interesting effect- argyle, polka dots, stripes…the possibilities are pretty endless!

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Also, there’s the custom skyline bowtie, making these the ultimate personalized wooden wedding accessories for grooms. This one depicts the Paris horizon so it would be perfect for a French destination wedding, themed wedding or honeymoon!

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To shop The Two Guys Bowtie and get your wooden wedding accessories for grooms and groomsmen, click here!

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16
Aug
Sparkly Pink and Purple Wedding in Arizona | Real Wedding
categories: real weddings, Scottsdale Weddings, Wedding Inspiration

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Jessica and Michael’s sparkly pink and purple wedding in Arizona features a beautiful and vibrant color palette that makes this wedding a stand out- the celebration began on the lawn of DC Ranch Country Club and ended in the glowing and intimate courtyard.

Aren’t these bridesmaids dresses gorgeous? We just love how they are wearing different colors of the same dress.

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Sparkly Pink and Purple Wedding in Arizona: The ceremony lawn was framed by towering crystal candelabra atop mirrored boxes; the orchids and roses were arranged in lush bouquets that popped against the desert landscape; flower petals lining the aisle softened the look and a wall of greenery provided privacy.

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Sparkly Pink and Purple Wedding in Arizona: Cocktail hour was decked out with gorgeous purple sequin linens, bright pink linens and fresh floral arrangements; the couple took some time for portraits while guests mingled

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Aren’t these kiddos so cute?!

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Sparkly Pink and Purple Wedding in Arizona: The reception in the courtyard was decorated with specialty linens, high and low orchid and rose centerpieces, candles, and other purple and pink table top pieces. The couple dined in purple velvet chairs that now reside in the their home and a stunning rose chandelier was hung above the wedding cake.

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Jessica and Michael, along with their guests, enjoyed a dinner of spinach salad with candied pancetta, roast chicken atop white cheddar mashed potatoes and fresh asparagus.

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Jessica and Michael, thank you for sharing your sparkly pink and purple wedding in Arizona with us and congratulations (this wedding was featured in Phoenix Bride & Groom magazine and can be seen online here)!

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Photographer:
Hagerty Photography

Linen, Rentals:
Classic Party Rentals

Entertainment:
The Hip Booth

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Location: DC Ranch Country Club :: Event coordinator: Some Like it Classic Wedding and Event Design :: Floral: Petal Pusher :: Bridal gown: Lillian Lottie Couture

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12
Aug
Wedding Registry Gift for the Kitchen: T-fal OptiGrill Plus
categories: favor and gift ideas

When it comes to wedding registries, we think it’s best to register for items that are actually useful to you as a couple rather than what a generic list tells you to register for. If you’re not into fancy dinner parties, why ask guests to purchase a set of formal china? Wouldn’t you rather get items for your new home that will become your go-to gadgets? In the spirit of practicality and newlywed bliss, we introduce the T-fal OptiGrill Plus- our most recent wedding registry gift for the kitchen crush!

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We actually had the opportunity to use a T-fal OptiGrill Plus in our own kitchen and to say it’s easy to use is an understatement. We made two things- first up were cheese quesadillas (the kids couldn’t wait to see if their favorite lunch could be cooked without hovering over the range) and second was grilled chicken. Both were grilled perfectly! We should add, the chicken may have been a bit lonely- we left the room to fold laundry while it grilled all on its own (yep, the grill will tell you when it’s ready so you don’t have to do the usual stand by, flip, stand by, etc.)

Here’s a quick (and very amateur) video of the first time we grilled chicken with the T-fal OptiGrill Plus; expert tip: line the drip tray with foil so you can just wrap up the drippings and throw them away, saving yourself the step of cleaning the drip tray each time:

So why should you include a T-fal OptiGrill Plus in your wedding registry? Well, if you live in Arizona, you know that during the summer, it’s already 110+ degrees and to be required to stand by a hot grill outside and make dinner is just cruel and even if you don’t live in Arizona, the sheer convenience of having a grill that just needs to be plugged in is pretty darn irresistible!

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There’s one more reason strongly urge you to consider this wedding registry gift for the kitchen- the clean up. You won’t believe it until you actually use it yourself but all you do is remove the two grill plates, wipe them with a paper towel to remove any extra bits, and pop the plates into the dishwasher. Even easier, in our opinion, hand wash them. It literally takes about 20 seconds thanks to the genius of T-fal!

Get more details and a much more in depth video about the T-fal OptiGrill Plus here.

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9
Aug
A Sophisticated Arizona Wedding | Phoenix Bride & Groom
categories: bridal fashions, fabulous reception sites, floral inspiration, for your ceremony, real weddings, reception ideas, rehearsal dinner spots, Wedding Inspiration

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Rachel and Adam’s sophisticated Arizona wedding is one for the books- their fun attitudes are infectious, the outdoor sunset ceremony was so beautiful, and their indoor reception was a total blast!

Bride Rachel tells us, “…everyone was chanting ‘one more song’ at the very end!”. You’ve got to love a wedding where the guests want to boogy all night!

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Sophisticated Arizona Wedding Ceremony: The romantic ceremony highlighted the breathtaking views from the Valencia Lawn at the Omni Scottsdale Resort at Montelucia and featured a stunning chuppah.

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Isn’t this ceremony the dreamiest?

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Sophisticated Arizona Wedding  Reception: With a beautiful color palette of ivory, blush and muted colors, the reception was a thoroughly elegant affair that quickly turned into an all-out dance party.

Guests enjoyed decadent meal of fish and short ribs, garlic-chive risotto, and a confit of spinach, sweet peppers and heirloom tomatoes. The meal was followed by dancing fueled by a sugar high thanks to gelato, caramel apples, fudge and a 6-tier wedding cake!

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Rachel and Adam, thank you for sharing your sophisticated Arizona wedding with us and CONGRATULATIONS (this wedding was featured in Phoenix Bride & Groom magazine and can be seen online here)!

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Wedding Professionals Who Help You Wed in Style

Location:
Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

Photography, Cinematography:
Eyes 2 See Photography

Bridal Gown:
Schaffer’s Bridal

Rehearsal Dinner:
Gainey Ranch Golf Club

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Coordinator: Signature Events :: Cake: Paula Jacqueline Cakes and Pastries :: Floral design: Petal Pusher2016_Arizona wedding blog_a

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5
Aug
Engagement Session Tips from a Photographer
categories: Engagement, photography, Tips and Advice

Just like parents on their child’s wedding day, we’re pretty darn proud of our Elite Circle wedding vendors. The Elite Circle is a group of wedding vendors in the Phoenix, Arizona area that surpass the ordinary with their talents, level of expertise and customer service. Whenever you see a styled shoot, wedding, or engagement session online that you absolutely adore, chances are at least a few Elite Circle vendors are involved so when we saw an article with engagement session tips from a photographer, we knew the advice was sound.

Eyes 2 See Photography writes about why you should have an engagement session and we pulled a few tips for you and some of our favorite engagement photos taken by Eyes 2 See. Embrace the love!

Engagement Session Tips from a Photographer: Connections matter! Engagement sessions help you and your photographer get to know each other. As a photographer, it is important for us to get to know how to best photograph you. We want to see how creative you are and teach you how to look great in front of the camera. As a couple, take time for an engagement session to help you practice for the wedding day. We promise it will help you open up, look great and feel comfortable with your photographer.

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Engagement Session Tips from a Photographer: Decompress, go on a special date. Wedding planning can be stressful. Engagement pictures are your chance to do something fun with your partner. Make it a date! We suggest you take a few minutes to plan a perfect day together and have your photographer document the adventure. These candid moments of you making a meal together, skiing, or exploring the city will be more memorable than just a headshot. Your options are only limited by your imagination. Our photographers and videographers love to get creative with ideas. Let us know if you need help brainstorming your engagement session/date.

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To read the complete article from Eyes 2 See about why you should do an engagement session, click here!

Read some of our own tips for engagement sessions including how to choose a location, timing and how to work best with your photographer

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