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25
May
Real Arizona Wedding: Madison and Patrick’s Romantic Wedding
categories: cakes and sweets, favor and gift ideas, floral inspiration, real weddings, reception ideas, Wedding Inspiration

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Photographer: Andrew & Jade Photography :: Location: The Royal Palms :: Day of Coordination: Events by Stephanie Antoinette :: Floral: Flowers by Jodi :: Men’s Attire: Hart Schaffner Marx( groom),  Joseph A Banks (groomsmen) :: Wedding Design & Styling: Cindy at Monroe CollectiveBlogthinline-1

The Royal Palms holds a special place in Madison and Patrick’s hearts- their first date (a blind date set up by Patrick’s mom) took place at the iconic resort so there was no question where they would say I Do. They even had their first look at the very spot where they met. So sweet!

The wedding is filled with gorgeous details, the black, white, and gold color palette is classic with a modern edge, and we love how Madison and Patrick look at each other. The adoration between them is evident. You’re going to love the black and white striped touches at the reception as well as the sweetest candy table…can you tell we’re crushing on this romantic Arizona wedding?

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Madison’s Watters gown from Mariee Bridal was so gorgeous! She tells us how she found it: …There were dresses I liked but I had a picture I found a while back of a dress that I was in love with. My mom, dad and I went to Mariee bridal and tried on a few gowns. I knew I loved the Watters dress that I picked but only for the skirt of it. My mom had the amazing suggestion to pair it with the lace jacket and belt. It was magical when it all came together and was EXACTLY what I had envisioned…. No, It was even better!

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You had a first look- was that an easy decision to make or was there some back and forth about doing one? 

Patrick and I had our very first date at the Royal Palms. It was a blind date in fact. The idea to have a first look at the very same spot where we first met was never up for negotiation! We knew from the start that we wanted to do it. I am pretty emotional and I knew if I saw him before the wedding I would have it together a bit more during the ceremony. I am so so so glad we did a first look!! 

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The bridesmaid dresses are from Rent the Runway. Don’t know what that is? Prepare yourself…

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Favorite Moments

Madison: There are so many! I loved the moments with my mom and dad before the ceremony, I loved seeing my little sister and her boyfriend dance they have some killer moves, I loved kissing my husband for the first time, I loved when everyone left the ballroom and went to get their sparklers and form the tunnel. Patrick, the DJ and I were the only ones left in the room and we busted out some awesome dance moves and were spinning around the dance floor! It was like nothing outside of that dance floor existed and I was so happy I felt like I was going to burst! Such an insane feeling!! 

Patrick: …on the dance floor when everyone left to do the sparkler exit and the first look when I got to see my beautiful (soon to be) wife for the first time!  I loved being able to spend a few moments just wrapped up in her arms, holding my wife and enjoying all the love that day!  

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The crisp white flowers mixed with greenery are quite feminine and pretty; those black and white stripes that make an occasional appearance are perfection!

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We always love sweetheart tables because they give the couple the very best view of their loved ones plus some time to enjoy each other; the gold rimmed votive holders add just the right touch of sparkle. You would never guess it (because everything is so perfect and professional looking) but Madison’s mom worked for months to make most of the decorations herself. Moms are so great!

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Check out this sweets table- major sugar and major style! 

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See the love and adoration? So happy for them!

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Madison says they had a huge sparkler exit and loved running through it so much that they took more than one pass at it!

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Any surprises or things you would change?

No surprises. I would have not let last minute details get to me the morning of the wedding. I was so focused on the details I didn’t fully sit back and relax that morning. I should have… I guess that’s really not me though.  We were delightfully surprised to find out that the videographer had used a drone to capture aerial footage of the venue before the ceremony started!  This footage made a great addition to the wedding video!

Madison and Patrick, congratulations and thank you for sharing your day with us!

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