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21
Nov
Bella Bridesmaids Scottsdale: November Specials!
categories: bridal fashions, Wedding Inspiration

Elite Circle bridesmaid shop Bella Bridesmaids has the largest collection of bridesmaid dresses from the world’s leading designers and they have 3 specials happening through the end of November that you’ll want to know about!

Here’s what you can look forward to when you book your appointment and purchase by the end of the month:

Monique Lhuillier – 10% off neutral gowns

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Jenny Yoo – $15 off chiffon gowns

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twobirds – 15% off all jersey gowns

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(Photo: Equinox Photo by Tricia Meeter)

With hundreds of dresses to choose from, your personal Bella stylist is ready for anything. At Bella Bridesmaids, we recognize that every bride has her own vision and each bridesmaid is unique.  We’ll give you personal attention to help you find the right dress for your girls and your day! Give us a call to schedule your appointment!

Call Bella Bridesmaids Scottsdale at (480) 399 8550 or visit the Bella Bridesmaids website

Xoxo, Phoenix Bride & Groom…your complete Arizona wedding magazine and wedding planning resource

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16
Oct
Wedding Fashion Event in Scottsdale | Omni Montelucia’s Dream Event
categories: bridal fashions, fabulous reception sites, Trends, Wedding Inspiration

Omni Montelucia’s Dream Event was everything it promised to be—the exclusive wedding fashion event in Scottsdale was plentiful in style, champagne, time with Randy Fenoli, and exquisite wedding gowns. The evening began with a VIP event with Randy where attendees previewed his brand new line of wedding gowns and toasted to the evening with Veuve Clicquot champagne (yum!)

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Engaged couples mingled with all types of wedding professionals—there were wedding planners, florists, photographers, stylists, etc. and the excitement of the evening was contagious!

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Randy Fenoli—Master of Ceremonies (and master of happiness, enthusiasm, and all things bridal fashion)—kicked off the fashion show in style as only he can. He shared his excitement for the dresses we were about to see and reminded us all that “it’s not just about the dress, it’s about how you WEAR the dress.” We adore him…

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As promised, Omni Montelucia’s wedding fashion event in Scottsdale was an impressive show where stunning wedding gowns introduced the latest trends in wedding fashion; we also got to view several bridesmaid dresses and were treated to the cutest flower girl too!

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The dress on the left received the most oohs and aahs of the evening—the sheer elements and floral detailing made an impression on every single person in the room!

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After the show, Omni Montelucia treated us to delicious sweets and more photo ops

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The Dream Event hosted by Omni Montelucia came together so beautifully due, in large part, to these event sponsors:

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Pixy Cakes | Bella Bridesmaids | Classic Event & Tent RentalsHautie Rouge Salon (Ruca Bowman)Linda Wagner – Makeup Design

A very special thank you to Eyes 2 See for the event photos!

We have a feeling this wedding fashion event in Scottsdale, at the gorgeous Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia, will be one of the year’s most talked about events and we can’t wait to attend next year’s!

Xoxo, Phoenix Bride & Groom…your complete Arizona wedding magazine and wedding planning resource

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3
Oct
Wedding Gowns for Fall 2017 from Schaffer’s Bridal | Scottsdale, Arizona
categories: bridal fashions, Trends, Wedding Inspiration

Wedding gowns for Fall 2017 have arrived in most bridal shops by now and we are absolutely thrilled with what we’ve seen so far- there are backs to die for, versatile styles, floral embroidery that will blow you away, and some classic styles that are enjoying their moment in the spotlight. We asked Elite Circle bridal shop Schaffer’s Bridal in Scottsdale for their top picks for this fall’s wedding gown line up and here’s what they shared with us:

Wedding gowns for Fall 2017 | Sottero and Midgley: We love this style because it features a low back, as well as the perfect sweetheart neckline to flatter any bride. It is a fitted silhouette with bold intricate lace that we cant get enough of!

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Wedding gowns for Fall 2017 | Maggie Sottero: This gown is for the vintage bride with a twist! It is an all over lace gown with a beaded key-hole back and crystal detail buttons to finish it off.

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Wedding gowns for Fall 2017 | Maggie Sottero: The perfect gown for a glamorous bride that is looking for a fitted dress with a fun skirt and a low back. The bodice is fully beaded and fits like a glove.

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Wedding gowns for Fall 2017 | Pronovias: A classic wedding gown featuring a sleek fit with detachable off the shoulder straps for a versatile look. It is perfect for a bride who is all about comfort!

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Wedding gowns for Fall 2017 | Pronovias: For the bride that is looking for a dress with the perfect sleeve, this dress has it all! This gown features lace, beading, and a full skirt for the bride that wants it all.

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Wedding gowns for Fall 2017 | Hayley Paige: The perfect dress for a bride looking for a fully beaded wedding gown with gorgeous back detail. It is fully fitted with a slight flare in the skirt.

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Wedding gowns for Fall 2017 | Blush by Hayley Paige: The “Dayton” gown is a modern and exciting twist on a lace and tulle ball gown. The skirt is finished with layers of horse hair for a fun and flirty look. It is perfect for the bride who wants the look of a lace bodice and the skirt of a ball gown.

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Wedding gowns for Fall 2017 | Blush by Hayley Paige: This flowy ivory A-line gown is perfect for style and comfort! The bodice is finished with beaded cap sleeves and a key hole back.

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Wedding gowns for Fall 2017 | Paloma Blanca: This all over lace A-line wedding gown is a classic look with a plunging neckline and a low back. The double beaded bands across the waistline adds the perfect flare to this soft lace dress. Not to mention, it has POCKETS!

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Wedding gowns for Fall 2017 | Lazaro:  This floral embroidered wedding gown has it all! With the gorgeous V neckline in the front and the back, all the attention will be on the bride. The gorgeous belt detail is a finishing touch to complete the perfect bridal look.

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OK brides, we know where you’re headed to get your fill of wedding gowns for Fall 2017—we can’t wait to see the beautiful gowns you choose!

About Schaffer’s Bridal: For nearly 60 years, Schaffer’s has been making shopping for your special event as memorable as the event…Whether searching for an elegant ballgown or seeking the latest fit-and-flare, our gowns feature superior quality and luxurious fabrics. Stop in and see for yourself. You’re certain to find a gown that’s perfect for you!

Schaffer’s Bridal is located at 7293 N Scottsdale Road, Ste. B103 | 480.998.2298 | Website

Xoxo, Phoenix Bride & Groom…your complete Arizona wedding magazine and wedding planning resource

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1
Sep
Elite Circle Bridal Shop in Arizona | Laurie’s Bridal and Formal
categories: bridal fashions, Meet Our Friends, Tips and Advice, Wedding Inspiration

You know those people who are considered “whisperers”? They’re the experts who seem to be born to know exactly how to do their job and they do it well every time. Well, Laurie Dickman, owner of Elite Circle bridal shop Laurie’s Bridal and Formal, is a wedding gown whisperer. From the moment you meet Laurie, you feel how passionate she is about wedding gowns and you also sense that you can completely trust her expertise. You’ll trust her to find the gown that will make you feel and look beautiful on your wedding day and you’ll trust her when she pulls a gown to try on that you never would have considered. Laurie will make your wedding gown dreams come true and we want you to know a bit more about her and her beautiful bridal shop in Arizona!

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(Photographer: Saaty Photography, Planner & Florist: Simply Beautiful Wedding Event Planning)

What will brides looking for their wedding gowns find at Laurie’s that they won’t find at any other bridal shop in Arizona? They will find a selection of gowns not offered elsewhere or offered with limited distribution.  Brides always tell me that they don’t necessarily want to see the same gowns all over town.

What are your top 3 tips for brides trying on gowns for the first time?

1. Do not come all decked out. Come dressed comfortably and you do not need to come all made up with make up. Be comfortable. You’re going to be getting in and out of dresses.

2. Bring 1-2 (or sometimes 3) trusted people whose opinions you trust and respect.  Sometimes the entourage is a bit overwhelming and can backfire.

3. Bring pictures.  But also, please be realistic—the pictures you see are professional models. Don’t compare yourself or be too hard on yourself if a dress you love doesn’t look the same on you as it does on a professional model. 
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Can brides customize their gowns at Laurie’s? We do carry one manufacturer, exclusively available in Scottsdale, who offers full customizable gowns.  We also refer out to local and reliable seamstresses who can do amazing modifications to your gown.
What are you seeing brides gravitating towards as far as bridal fashions that you’re loving right now?  Brides are more conscious about what they want to look like and how comfortable they want to be, rather than going for a particular style of gown. We do sell a little bit of everything so I’m confident that a bride coming into the shop will find her perfect wedding gown.
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What is your advice to brides who are concerned about being “too trendy” when choosing their gown? My advice is pure and simple and I’ve said it to almost every bride who’s been in my store: You don’t want to look back at your wedding day pictures 20 years from now and think what was I thinking?  Stay true to who you are.  I even heeded my own advice. I just celebrated my 22nd anniversary and posted my wedding picture.  I STILL love my handmade gown and I would wear it all over again!

What do you want brides to know before coming in to try on gowns at your bridal shop in Arizona? Please keep an open mind, be patient and trust that I know what I’m doing. For me, it’s not always about closing the sale, but making that perfect match between bride and gown.

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What else should we know about this very special bridal shop in Arizona? I treat every bride as if she were my friend, daughter or family member.  I really enjoy what I do and want every bride to just have a fun time shopping for her gown.  It shouldn’t be overwhelming or stressful, but the most enjoyable part of this special day.
 
One more thing…When brides book appointments, we staff accordingly and set time aside especially for them so it’s unfortunate when they can’t make their appointment and don’t notify us. We see a “no-show” as a missed opportunity for another bride who could have found her dress and while we certainly understand that sometimes brides can’t make their appointment, we just ask that they contact the store and let us know so we can re-schedule their appointment and open up that time slot for another bride!
 
About Laurie: Originally from New York, Laurie’s flair for fashion began in her teenage years, when she started working part time at a high end clothing and dress boutique in her local mall. In the very early 1990’s, she started working for a leading bridal dress and headpiece manufacturer. Laurie worked her way up and was soon traveling all over the United States as a Trunk Show Coordinator, training store owners and their employees how to properly sell wedding gowns, to educate their customers and to help listen to what the consumer wanted and bring that back to the company. She also helped design bridal headpieces.
Connect with Laurie’s Bridal: (480) 699 3973 | www.lauriesbridal.com
Xoxo, Phoenix Bride & Groom…your complete Arizona wedding magazine and wedding planning resource
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22
Aug
Omni Montelucia Dream Event | A Couture Bridal Fashion Event in Arizona
categories: bridal fashions, fabulous reception sites, Giveaways and Contests, Scottsdale Weddings, Trends, Wedding Inspiration

We’re beyond thrilled to share Omni Montelucia’s Dream Event with you today! The Dream Event is a couture bridal fashion event in Arizona where you’ll get an exclusive first look at 30 dresses that are hot off the runway from the April New York City market (these gowns are so new they won’t hit stores until October). Designers include Galia Lahav, Anne Barge, Flora, Calla Blanche, Liancarlo and more. Attendees of the event will also have an opportunity to schedule private appointments with Destiny’s Bride to try on each gown.

*GIVEAWAY* The Dream Event is on September 14th and we have TWO tickets to give to one lucky engaged gal and a guest (valued at $350). To enter, go to our Instagram post announcing the giveaway and make sure to follow the entry rules. The deadline to enter is September 7th. And we can’t even believe we’re telling you this but the celebrity emcee for the event is none other than Randy Fenoli, of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress! Are you getting the idea that this is a pretty special event? And are you feeling like you MUST be there? We know the feeling… purchase your tickets to the Dream Event now!

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DREAM 9/14/17 from Omni Montelucia on Vimeo.

About Omni Montelucia’s Dream Event: DREAM was an event inspired by the Omni Montelucia Catering team but has been brought to life through partnerships with amazing, talented vendors in our community. Our goal was to create an elevated event that will surprise, delight and dazzle every bride with inspiration for her own wedding whether at the Omni Montelucia or elsewhere. This event will serve as the pinnacle of wedding planning with ideas and inspiration to take any wedding event to the next level of luxury.

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(Photographer: Bridgette Marie Photography, Designer: Calla Blanche)

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(Photographer: Bridgette Marie Photography, Designer: Liancarlo)

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(Photographer: Bridgette Marie Photography, Designer: Galia Lahav)

Couture Bridal Fashion Event in Arizona sponsors:

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Get your tickets to this exclusive couture bridal fashion event in Arizona  (and don’t forget, you can enter the giveaway here)!

Phoenix Bride & Groom, your complete Arizona wedding magazine and wedding planning resource

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14
Jul
Rachel & David’s Spring Wedding in the Desert
categories: bridal fashions, fabulous reception sites, floral inspiration, real weddings, reception ideas, Scottsdale Weddings, Wedding Inspiration

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Rachel and David’s spring wedding in the desert was one gorgeous affair! The couple, whose guests were mostly from out of town, planned a wedding with the desert in mind including a pretty color palette of copper and rose gold; succulents, paired with large pink peonies and peach roses, were everywhere—as it should be when planning a wedding in Arizona! Enjoy their perfect day at El Chorro, in the heart of Paradise Valley:

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Spring Wedding in the Desert | Thoughtful Details: Rachel and David’s wedding had so many sweet and thoughtful touches. From David surprising Rachel with a London blue Topaz ring (the couple intends for it to become a family heirloom), to the locket that first belonged to David’s great-great grandfather that was presented to David by his brother/best man during a toast, to Rachel using her great-grandmother’s handbag, the couple focused on family and tradition in the most beautiful ways.

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Spring Wedding in the Desert | Favorite Moment: Seeing each other for the first time was our favorite memory as a couple (we did our first look prior to the ceremony). Walking down the aisle with my father was also a very special moment and the most emotional for me.

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Spring Wedding in the Desert | The Ceremony: The ceremony took place in El Chorro’s Herb Garden—a sweet and intimate place to exchange vows. Rachel and David planned a “desert chic garden party” wedding so the atmosphere was a perfect fit; rose petals lined the aisle, greenery was draped across the last row of chairs, saguaro cactus skeletons framed the altar, and an artful design of roses, succulents, and cacti finished off the look.

Rachel recalls: I love cacti and succulents and wanted both incorporated into soft, romantic floral arrangements along with my favorite flowers: peonies, ranunculus, and David Austin roses. The desert sunset was the inspiration for our wedding colors, and blush became the focal color along with rose gold and copper accents.

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Spring Wedding in the Desert | Cocktail Hour: Guests enjoyed prickly pear margaritas and contemporary music during cocktail hour then headed to the South Lawn for a family style Southern-inspired dinner.

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Spring Wedding in the Desert |  The Reception: The reception was at El Chorro’s South Lawn—the venue provides a beautiful space for intimate weddings with the most spectacular views of Mummy Mountain. We love Rachel’s description of the table: shimmery blush linens, antique pink glassware, copper and rose gold accents (provided by the chairs), chargers, and flatware, and the beautiful greenery with soft flowers and candles down the center all took my breath away. The antique furniture located at the outdoor fireplaces was so elegant and inviting to our guests to sit together and socialize throughout the evening.

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Spring Wedding in the Desert | The Sugar: Rachel and David’s adoration for the desert extended to their choice of cake and sweets as well! Cactus themed sugar cookies and mini-cupcakes flanked the almond strawberry and pink velvet half-dressed wedding cake that also bore a prickly pear cactus pad.

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Spring Wedding in the Desert | Vendor Love: A big reason I chose El Chorro was because of Lindsey Rendon, their event sales manager. She is just lovely and so accommodating. I had a great experience touring the venue with her and loved all the outdoor space. El Chorro has beautiful landscaping and desert terrain, which is exactly what we wanted. A Day to Cherish is one of El Chorro’s preferred vendors, and I read great reviews online. After speaking with Stephanie over the telephone, I knew she was the right person for the job. She is just so sweet, easy going, and fun to work with. She and Lindsey were both a godsend.

Guests enjoyed dancing until the wee hours in the Classroom Bar that is an extension of the South Lawn area at the venue; florist Butterfly Petals softened the western decor and adorned the taxidermy with flower crowns (so clever!).

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Rachel and David, congratulations and thank you so much for sharing your spring wedding in the desert wedding with us!

Wedding Professionals Who Help You Wed in Style

Wedding Venue: El Chorro

Wedding Planner: A Day to Cherish

Florist: Butterfly Petals

Bridal Shop: Schaffer’s

Hotel Accommodations: Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Explore our complete list of Elite Circle members

Photographer: Pinkerton Photography | Cake: Ruze Cake House | Linens: La Tavola | Makeup/Hair: Kensington Makeup | Rentals: Prim Rentals, Fancy Lou, Petal Pusher, Event Rents

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