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31
Jan
A Valentine’s Day Getaway at A Romantic Arizona Resort
categories: destination weddings and honeymoons, fabulous reception sites, rehearsal dinner spots, upcoming events, Wedding Resources
If you have plans to make this Valentine’s Day especially romantic, we have a fabulous idea for you: book a Valentines Day Getaway at Royal Palms Resort and Spa!

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While the resort offers Romantication© packages year-round, which are customized, romantic experiences, this Valentine’s Day, Royal Palms is taking romance to a whole new level for the entire month of February with the “Ultimate Romance Package”:
Ultimate Romance Package – $2,800 per night (stay from Feb. 1 – Feb. 28)

-One night of luxurious accommodations in an Alvadora Spa Villa.

-Ultimate Garden of Love Via Cappello Dinner package that includes private use of the Garden of Love that will be decorated with rose petals and votive candles; a five-course dinner for two by Executive Chef Todd Allison with wine pairings; a personal server throughout the evening; a fresh floral arrangement table setting and romantic music.

-Rose petal turndown service.

-Sparkling wine and a dozen chocolate-covered strawberries delivered upon check-in.

-Breakfast for two via room service or at T. Cook’s.

-$150 credit to Alvadora Spa to be used towards a treatment or merchandise.

Also, T. Cook’s will have an ultra-luxe, prix-fixe menu. Have you eaten there? It’s delicious but it’s more than that- it’s a highly acclaimed restaurant that’s pretty much legendary in the Valley!
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Since it began as a couple’s Desert Getaway in 1929, this Phoenix, Arizona hotel has offered generations of guests the intimate atmosphere of a luxurious, private residence—along with the amenities of an award-winning resort.
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The beloved resort is known for it’s romantic enclaves, intimate atmosphere and first-class customer service.
Winding stone paths transport guests past a grove of orange trees, trickling fountains in courtyards, roaring outdoor fireplaces, 100-year-old rustic doorways and hand-painted tiles, and lush gardens filled with magenta bougainvillea, exotic plants and desert flowers. A true destination for lovers, the resort was originally built as a private mansion in 1929 as a grand gesture of love by financier Delos Willard Cooke for his wife Florence. 
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For the most romantic Valentines Day getaway, book the Ultimate Romance Package at Royal Palms Resort and Spa: 800-672-6011 | Website
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27
Jan
Home Decor Wedding Gift Idea : Vant Wall Panels
categories: favor and gift ideas

Meaningful wedding gifts go far beyond serving spoons and new towels…items that are unique to the couple, take into consideration what they really need and want and are useful beyond a dinner party are the best kinds of wedding gifts, in our opinion. In the spirit of meaningful and useful wedding gifts, today we’re sharing a really cool home decor wedding gift idea with you: Vänt Wall Panels.

Admittedly, wall panels do not sound like a sexy wedding gift but just wait…

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So what are Vänt Wall Panels? They’re these cool rectangular panels that are covered in fabric that are simply installed on your wall as an accent to your decor. You decide the size, shape and color depending on your room design and with 5 finishes to choose from and dozens of colors, you WILL find a combo that works in your home!

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What makes Vänt Wall Panels an especially desirable home decor wedding gift idea is that there’s no professional installation necessary and they’re so versatile that as newlyweds decorating a new place together, you’ll have many options regarding where to place them for maximum impact; the sleek panels are perfect for a living room, office, game room or bedroom.

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The panels provide a chic decor alternative and we think you’ll really enjoy deciding which color and finish to shop for. They’re very “grown up” without being too serious!

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About Vänt Wall Panels: Inspired spaces make for inspired living, and that’s why you will adore Vänt. Cost-effective and hassle-free to install (the panels click together in just a few minutes), Vänt Wall Panels are available in different configurations to suit any need with endless possibilities. You can go with one solid color or mix and max for an eye-catching customized look! There’s no experience necessary to hang and the patent-pending SimpleMount™ System makes it virtually impossible to get it wrong. The panels are also simple to remove for cleaning!

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We also love Vänt’s Instagram feed- they post design inspiration photos but also include quotes about the home that entertain and make sense.

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Visit Vänt Wall Panels online | Follow Vänt on Instagram

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20
Jan
Great Find: Draper James Bridal Collection
categories: favor and gift ideas, Wedding Inspiration

We don’t know if you ever feel this way but when we find a favorite designer or shop that sells awesome pieces for our homes and wardrobe but they don’t offer anything related to bridal, we get kind of sad. We know not everyone can or wants to design bridal items but we still have hope that they will…today we have good news though! Draper James, Reese Witherspoon’s decidedly Southern design and apparel company, is launching a bridal collection and we are thrilled to share a sneak peek with you!

Here are a few of the fun items you’ll get to shop for in February when the Draper James Bridal Collection is available:

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Draper James came about thanks to Reese’s Southern roots and adoration for her grandparents, Dorothea Draper and William James Witherspoon. Here’s what she has to say about it: Whether it’s Nashville or New Orleans, Beaufort or Birmingham, there is a special breed of charm and grace that’s signature to the American South. We’re proud to say that over 40% of our products are made in the United States, and we’re always looking to produce more in America and in particular the South.

With Draper James, our goal is to bring contemporary, yet timeless Southern style to your wardrobe and your home, no matter where you live. We hope you will stop in to see us often—our door is always open.

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The Draper James Bridal Collection includes these tote bags (do you even KNOW about Draper James’ obsession with totes? Check out their Instagram feed or search #totesyall).

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The Draper James Bridal Collection has a classic white and gold color palette with a touch of the brand’s signature color- blue. We like it because it’s fun and sweet while being very classy.

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Shop the Draper James Bridal Collection in stores or online in February!

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9
Jan
Kellie & Jamie’s Intimate Backyard Wedding in Arizona
categories: floral inspiration, real weddings, reception ideas, Wedding Inspiration

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How would we describe Kellie and Jamie’s intimate backyard wedding in Arizona? Simple! It was a day of pure joy and easy love. Sounds pretty great, right?!  These two, who knew after 6 months of dating that they would be together forever, just seem like the kind of people who went with the flow on their wedding day because simply being there with their family and friends was all they needed. We kinda, OK, we COMPLETELY, love that!

Intimate Backyard Wedding in Arizona | Color Palette: The couple’s indigo,white, gold and pale pink color palette is stunning in the bride’s cousin’s backyard…enjoy the pretty!

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Intimate Backyard Wedding in Arizona | Ceremony: Family members banded together and built the wedding ceremony arbor in the backyard and Mermaid’s Flower Crown did a fabulous job of decorating the arbor with blush colored garden roses and succulents. 

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One of our very favorite things about Kellie and Jamie’s wedding is the reaction of their guests as they each walked down the aisle- it’s a reflection of the celebratory mood of the day and we love that no one felt too inhibited to cheer.

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Intimate Backyard Wedding in Arizona | Favorite Moment: If I had to choose just one it would have to be saying our vows and hearing all of our loved ones and family cheer for us. It was such a special moment in time for me and I will never forget it. Jamie told me that his favorite part of our wedding day was being able to have the event in such a personal location because it was my cousin’s backyard. We were so lucky to have such and intimate and beautiful place to host our special day.

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Intimate Backyard Wedding in Arizona | Reception: The reception featured poolside feasting tables that included gold chargers, geometric shapes and blue accents. On our long wooden tables we used Shibori tie-dyed table runners. Gold geometric shapes were used for the candle holders as well as indigo and clear glass holders. Mermaid’s Flower Crown did a beautiful job with the roses and succulent center pieces.

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Intimate Backyard Wedding in Arizona | Sweetness: The highlight of the wedding was being able to spend the night celebrating and with my new husband and family.

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The bistro lights strung overhead created a romantic mood for the couple’s first dance

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A gelato cart provided guests with a late night sugar rush- necessary for dancing into the wee hours!

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Kellie and Jamie, thank you for sharing your sweet and beautiful intimate backyard wedding in Arizona with us and congratulations!

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DJ: Ray The DJ

Rentals: Classic Event and Tent Rentals

Servers: Simply Servers

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Photographer: Brittany LeSueur Photo | Floral Design: Mermaid’s Flower Crown | Wedding Gown: A&Be Bridal Shop | Gelato: Frost Gelato | Lighting: Arizona Uplighting

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3
Jan
Wedding Dresses by Body Type | Schaffer’s Bridal
categories: bridal fashions, Tips and Advice, Wedding Inspiration

Elite Circle bridal shop Schaffer’s Bridal wrote a blog about how to shop for wedding dresses by body type and we are thrilled to share this valuable information with you!

Wedding Dresses by Body Type: Schaffer’s says for women with hourglass figures, form fitting dresses help enhance their curves best. Mermaid and fit-and-flare styles easily come to mind, but don’t forget about wedding dresses that have exaggerated features like a low drop waist or low backs.

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Wedding Dresses by Body Type: If you’re a woman with a petite body type you will want to look for types of wedding dresses that create the illusion of a long torso, and elongate your legs. Keep it simple, any detailing should be small and limited to the bodice.

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Wedding Dresses by Body Type: When it comes to tall and thin body types, keep in mind one word: simple. The more simplistic the dress, the less your body is lost in the dress.

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Wedding Dresses by Body Type: For apple shaped women you want to find a wedding dress that will draw attention upwards and skirts that flow out in an A-line fashion to evenly portray you proportions in the most flattering way.

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Wedding Dresses by Body Type: When it comes to a pear shaped body type, you want to look for dresses that highlight the narrowness of your mid-section with either while flowing down in an A formation or fit-and-flare silhouette.

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Wedding Dresses by Body Type: It’s up to you whether you want to show off your figure or seek more coverage. You can either create curves with a dropped waist or mermaid style, or you can find more coverage in an A-line or empire dress.

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To read the complete article and get more advice for shopping for wedding dresses by body type from Schaffer’s Bridal, click here!

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