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Archive for December, 2011

Wildflower Linens Trend Spotlight
categories: reception ideas, Trends, Wedding Inspiration, what's hot in rentals

Since I’m in a bookclub, I have read the Twilight series. And since I have a junior high aged girl lurking inside me, I have seen all the Twilight movies. I thoroughly enjoy them but this last movie was especially fun because it featured the wedding of Bella and Edward. I should have seen it coming, since they are the rockstars of the linen world, but I was completely surprised to see Wildflower Linens at the reception! Wildflower never ceases to amaze me with their innovative designs, on-trend colors and exquisite fabrics and the linens in the movie were no exception.

Here is what they designed for the wedding in Twilight  Breaking Dawn (Part 1):

Spectacular, right? I lean towards green (always) so these linens are undeniably swoon worthy. Here are some movie premier party pictures:

(Linens: Wildflower Linen Bars, Bar Staffing:  Wolfgang Puck Catering | Cake:  Cake and Art | Carpeting, Astroturf, Decking, Rentals,Tenting: Classic Party Rentals | Catering: Along Came Mary Productions Inc. | 
Chairs: Chameleon Chair Collection | D:J Manny Lehman | Fabric, Flowers: La Premier | 
Furniture Rentals: CHE Rentals | Furniture Rentals: Designer8
Greenery | Beach/Ocean Fabrication, Rocks: Jackson Shrub Supply Inc. |Moon: Balloon:  Airstar America
Power | Distribution: Cat Entertainment Services | Design, Event Management, Production, Sponsorship Procurement, Staffing:  Chad Hudson Events | 
Furniture Rentals, Scenic Fabrication, Renderings:  Angel City Designs | 
Sound: AuntieM
Lighting | Rigging, Projections:  Kinetic
Staffing | Venue: Event Deck at L.A. Live | Photography: Line 8 Photography)

Now to switch gears a bit, I asked Wildflower Linen what they think of Pantone’s 2012 Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango, and what they would do with it at an event like a wedding.  They are looking forward to seeing it in the upcoming year and have developed several linens that are in line with this bright color. 

Wildflower pairs a subtle version of Tangerine Tango with pinks and creams for a soft and fresh feel:

(Andromeda Mango Table: White Lilac Inc, Exquisite Events, Wildflower Linens, Joy Marie Photography)

(Curly Willow Linens: Wildflower Linens, Image courtesy of Barbara Llewellyn Catering)

This is just the start of the Tangerine Tango craze and selfishly, I am excited for it. I look GREAT in tangerine!

Happy Planning from your Arizona Wedding Blog!



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Style Central: “Very Swanky” Hotel Box
categories: destination weddings and honeymoons, fabulous reception sites, favor and gift ideas, from the consultants, Tips and Advice, videography

How often can you get advice for free from a wedding coordinator? Not very often right? Well, our Style Central Stylist Victoria Canada shares her design ideas, tips and tricks for welcoming your guests to your Arizona wedding as soon as they check into their hotel. The feature article can be seen in our new issue, on newsstands now, but here are a few more images from Sedona Bride Photographers and the blog exclusive video from Serendipity Videography featuring the “Very Swanky” box.

The Bicycle Crawl Map is super clever and the Tangerine soda? Yeah, it’s inspired by 2012’s color of the year: Tangerine Tango!

The lobby at the Hotel Valley Ho is mod and hip



Here is the video with Victoria’s advice:

Style Central #2 from Serendipity Videography on Vimeo.

Thanks to those who contributed to this photoshoot:

Stylist: Victoria Canada Weddings and Events

Location: Hotel Valley Ho

Photographer: Sedona Bride Photographers

Paper Products: The Event Essentials

Videography: Serendipity Videography

Happy Planning from your Arizona Wedding Blog!





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From our house to yours…
categories: Uncategorized

As we near some vacation time for the holidays,we’re sending a simple message to you:

From our house to yours, may 2011 end on a note of happiness, peace and gratitude.

May your new year begin with raucous laughter, exciting possibilities and grand dreams.

(That’s actually my house but we will all claim it for today!)

Your Arizona Wedding Blog,


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Giveaway: Raspberry Bagis Urbanears
categories: favor and gift ideas, Giveaways and Contests

We know you’re pretty hip, so Urbanears is probably already on your radar. We’ve been coveting them just a little bit and we feel like if you don’t already have a pair, you’re feeling the same way we do. We want them, and we want them NOW!

To celebrate the  release of their newest colors (mustard, raspberry and indigo), we’ve partnered with Urbanears to give a set of Raspberry Bagis Headphones to one of our readers!

When you check out the Urbanears website, play around with the color selector, it’s pretty cool! Here’s a screenshot of the 3 newest colors (mustard, raspberry and indigo) and the 4 styles available:

For your wedding, I’m thinking these headphones would  make great bridal party gifts since you can either chose your attendants’ favorite colors or choose colors that match your wedding AND they are one of those gifts that people really want (as opposed to the default gifts: a flask and flip flops).

Urbanears Giveaway Details:

* Go to Urbanears to browse the colors and styles

* Click on this giveaway entry link to enter to win by December 31, 2011

Before you know it, you will be rockin’ out with the most stylish headphones on the block!

 The giveaway period has ended for this giveaway




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Phoenix Bride & Groom Winter/Spring 2012 Issue
categories: Wedding Resources

This time of year is especially wonderful for it’s many family gatherings and present exchanging opportunities but for us it’s particularly enjoyable because we get to close out our year with a brand new issue. Our Winter/Spring 2012 issue pushes the boundaries with it’s stunning fashion shoots and creative wedding inspiration throughout. (Here’s a list of places where you can pick up your own copy- the new issue will be on newsstands Tuesday in Phoenix and Thursday in Sedona!)

Here is our new cover that is sure to turn some heads:

Many thanks to those who contributed their time and talent to make this our most memorable cover yet:

Photographer: Eyes2See Photography

Creative Director: Darren Samuel

Gown: Destiny’s Bride

Floral Design: Brady’s Floral Gallery

Fashion Stylist and Makeup Artist: Linda Wagner

Hair Stylist: Will Zecco

Accessories: Claudia’s Custom Jewelry

Model: The Agency Arizona, Erin

The Behind the Scenes video from Serendipity Videography:

Cover Shoot from Serendipity Videography on Vimeo.

Happy Planning from your Arizona Wedding Blog!


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Magazine Teaser- The Tables
categories: fabulous reception sites, floral inspiration, reception ideas, Wedding Inspiration

Our new issue is coming out in a matter of days and we are so excited to share the unbelievably gorgeous weddings and style ideas with you. We know you are going to love browsing the pages in the magazine but we can’t contain ourselves and we just have to share some of these wedding reception tables with you NOW! I can’t give too much away but here’s a sneak peek.

This table is from the Binns-Boughan wedding. Why we love it: the succulent floral boxes are perfectly matched to the Desert Botanical Garden’s natural surroundings and the pops of color add a touch of drama.

(Image by: Hollye Schumacher Photography, Floral Design by: Petal Pusher )

This table is from the Fienberg- Cutler wedding. Why we love it: the Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North has a ballroom of grand proportions that needs substantial centerpieces to anchor the tables. These beauties from The Flower Studio are just right.

(Image by: Eyes2See Photography)

This  table is from the Gong-Wong wedding. Why we love it: fresh lemons stand out against the white decor and the blue compliments the yellow nicely to create a cheery but modern look.

(Image by: Melissa Jill Photography, Floral Design by: Petal Pusher)

That’s it for now…the new issue hits stands next week!

Happy Planning from your Arizona Wedding Blog!








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