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Archive for March, 2010

Good things come in small packages!
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The team at Phoenix Bride & Groom extends a warm welcome to baby Colton, born January 13.

This little cutie, actually Frederick Theodore Schlosser, debuted at 5 lbs 6 oz–less than a Louis Vuitton handbag–but he’s been stealing hearts in a man-sized way ever since his debut.  

The world’s most glam grandma, Phoenix Bride & Groom publisher Fran Samuel, is over the moon with the new addition. Of course, so are his parents Rachel and Ted, and new big sister Savannah.

Welcome and congratulations!

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A sweet harvest
categories: fabulous reception sites, favor and gift ideas, real weddings

Once in awhile you come across a couple who inspires the romantic in all of us. Monica McQueen of Tres Chic Events introduced us to Brooke and Ben Gammie and we knew you’d all love to meet them too!

Brooke and Ben celebrated their wedding reception at her family home, and incorporated some wonderful homespun elements in a decidedly elegant affair.

While the next issue of Phoenix Bride & Groom will feature an article on this great couple and their celebration, we’re not too great at keeping secrets.

Enjoy these images of their favor display, and wait for the full story of their fantastic November wedding.

From home-grown fruits and herbs from the mother of the bride’s garden to narcissus bulbs (a family holiday tradition), Brooke and Ben created their own farmer’s market.

Here are the herbs from her mother’s garden. Love those darling jars and perfect labels.

Everything was put on display in Brooke’s father’s vintage Ford!

Photos: Stuart Thurlkill, Eyes2See Photography; Wedding Consultant: Monica McQueen, Tres Chic Events.  Congratulations Brooke and Ben!

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After the ring….
categories: cakes and sweets, destination weddings and honeymoons, entertainment, fabulous reception sites, floral inspiration, for your ceremony, from the consultants, photography, the paper chase, trends in catering, upcoming events, Wedding Resources

Prepare to be impressed and inspired at the  Party & Bridal Experience next month at the W Scottsdale.

Phoenix Bride & Groom is delighted to partner with Sensational Events in the production of a fabulous event designed to ease the planning process for the Valley’s discerning brides and grooms.

From cakes to caterers, this event has you covered!

On April 25th from 11 to 4, the W Scottsdale will become a bridal wonderland.  This intimate show boasts an diverse array of premier wedding and event professionals, ready to answer your questions and jumpstart your journey down the aisle.

The Party & Bridal Experience will showcase vendors such as Tri-Rentals Event Specialists, who transform any venue from ordinary to extraordinary, the floral stylings of Angelic Grove, Avant-Garde, Sugar Magnolia and Your Event Florist, and entertainment vendors who will make your heart sing.

Check out the event website at for more information and to purchase tickets. This is a must-attend for any couple planning a wedding in the Valley.  And be sure to visit our fabulous advertisers at the show – BBJ Linen, BQ Photography, Ciao Baby Catering, Robert’s Catering, Special Events Table Linens, String Serenade, Twirl and United Parking Systems.

Photo credits:  Header – Sensational Events; Hors D’oeuvres – M Catering by Michael’s; Cake – Exclusive Cakes by Nancy Ray, image by Justine Miller Photography; and Floral Design – Angelic Grove, image by Sedona Bride.

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A bridal fair in the open air!
categories: destination weddings and honeymoons, fabulous reception sites, favor and gift ideas, upcoming events

Take a look at Arizona’s most charming town for weddings at this year’s Prescott Wedding Walk and Scenic Sites Tour on April 24 and 25.

The buzz about the most anticipated bridal experience of the year has hit the streets… the Prescott Wedding Walk!  This special wedding event is dedicated to all of you brides & grooms who want to see, indulge in taste and be a part of a wedding atmosphere.  Everything you need to plan your wedding in the charming and elegant town of Prescott, Arizona.
  • Create your history in one of Arizona’s most historic towns
  • Open Houses and specialty boutiques and shops
  • Tour a variety of Prescott’s Award Winning Venues
  • Bridal demonstrations/displays from celebrated wedding professionals
  • Attend “Marvel” – the red carpet bridal fashion show
  • Bridal savings and discounts… plus give-a-ways to LOVE!!
  • “Spring Bling”: VIP Bridal Happy Hour

The website has all the information you need to know about this fun event in Prescott  Photo by Reeves Photography.

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Give boring the boot!
categories: Uncategorized

A sugar cookie boot that is!

We see our share of ho-hum favor ideas, and once in awhile we see something that really gets us excited. That’s how the editorial team felt when we came across Couture Cookie Co., based right here in Phoenix.

Using the freshest natural ingredients, cookie queen Karen Wheeling crafts gorgeous designs in her sugar cookies.

Whether your taste runs toward the whimsical, such as these cactus or margarita shapes, or the elegant–monograms perhaps?–Karen can make a cookie for you.

Check out the “salt” on the rims!

You will love the designs on the website, and remember that all the cookies are custom made to fit your wedding theme.

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