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10
Feb
Lavender Wedding Inspiration | Arizona Wedding Inspiration
categories: bridal fashions, cakes and sweets, fabulous reception sites, favor and gift ideas, floral inspiration, for your ceremony, photography, real weddings, reception ideas, Trends, Wedding Inspiration, what's hot in rentals

Lavender wasn’t supposed to be a big color for weddings this year but this pretty purple hue is making a statement regardless! We think we know why lavender is a popular choice for couples planning their weddings: it’s purple (which is always in style for weddings) without being “too purple” and it conveys a delicate prettiness that’s appropriate for any wedding. From backyard get-togethers to grand ballrooms, lavender is lovely!

Lavender Wedding Inspiration: A color palette that includes lavender and other bright shades makes for some pretty gorgeous wedding attire. This bridal party’s attire is anything but boring thanks to the varied shades of purple!

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(Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids Scottsdale, Photographer: Ryann Lindsey Photography)

This lavender clad groom looks perfectly comfortable next to his sweet bride in the Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff

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(Photographer: Fully Alive Photography)

Lavender Wedding Inspiration: Escort/place cards get a touch of lavender- they hint at what’s to come. And pretty much any stationery piece can include the light purple hue- table numbers, menus, signature cocktail signs,etc.

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(Floral Design And Styling: Events by Show Stoppers, Photographer: Lauren/Abby Ross)

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(Floral Design: Table Tops Etc., Invitations: Be In Love Designs, Rentals: Classic Party Rentals, Cake: Piece of Cake Desserts, Photographer: Hagerty Photography, Coordinator: Meant2Be Events)

This styled shoot for our magazine featured fresh springtime blooms paired with glam black, white and gold details.

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(Stylist & Floral Design: Your Event Florist, Linen: Wildflower Linen, Rentals: Classic Party Rentals, Location: Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa, Photography: Hagerty Photography, Stationer: The Event Essentials)

Lavender Wedding Inspiration: Ceremonies are made super gorgeous and sweet when lavender is in play; how lovely is this petal carpet y Events by Show Stoppers?!

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(Floral Design And Styling: Events by Show Stoppers, Photographer: Lauren/Abby Ross)

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(Florist: Your Event Florist, Photographer: Ben &  Kelly Photography, Location: Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch)

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(Location: Montelucia Resort and Spa, Florist: Table Tops, Etc., Photographer: Jason + Anna Photography)

Lavender Wedding Inspiration: Receptions can incorporate lavender in a number of ways- centerpieces, linens, and lighting can make a lavender lover’s dreams come true!

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(Location: Royal Palms Resort and Spa, Florist: Table Tops, Etc., Photographer: Melissa Jill Photography)

Lavender can be light and airy when paired with lighter colors but it can also be quite sophisticated when placed with darker hues such as deep red.

Lavender wedding inspiration _Phoenix Bride and Groom_Katrina Wallace Photography

(Stylist and Rentals: Glamour and Woods, Location: Villa Siena, Florist: Your Event Florist, Cake: Piece of Cake Desserts, Photographer: Katrina Wallace Photographers, Invitations: Vee Creative, Tabletops: Fancy Lou Designs)

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(Floral Design: Table Tops Etc., Invitations: Be In Love Designs, Rentals: Classic Party Rentals, Cake: Piece of Cake Desserts, Photographer: Hagerty Photography, Coordinator: Meant2Be Events)

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(Planner: A Day to Cherish, Photographer: Andrew Jade Photography, Rentals: Classic Party Rentals, Location: JW Marriott Desert Ridge, Floral: Avant Garde, Linens: La Tavola Fine Linens, Drape: Quest Drape, Lighting: Karma Event Lighting)

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(Location: Talavera Restaurant, Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale, Floral Design: Table Tops Etc., Rentals: Classic Party Rentals, Photographer: Hagerty Photography, Set Stylist and Coordinator: Sterling Weddings & Events, Stationery: The Event Essentials, )

Lavender Wedding Inspiration: You don’t see many lavender wedding cakes but when Piece of Cakes makes an ombre lavender cake, it’s pretty darn spectacular!

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(Cake: Piece of Cake Desserts, Location: Villa Siena, Photographer: Genevieve Hansen Photography)

As you can see, lavender isn’t shying away from the wedding spotlight any time soon! We look forward to seeing how couples use this lavender wedding inspiration in their wedding color palettes.

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29
Nov
Lilac Gray Wedding Inspiration | Pantone Wedding Colors
categories: cakes and sweets, floral inspiration, Trends, Wedding Inspiration

Every year, the Pantone Color Institute releases it’s highly anticipated “Fashion Top 10 Colors” report and this year’s report included Lilac Gray. Inevitably, Pantone’s top 10 colors make their way into wedding decor and since this color is a beautiful and distinctive neutral that subtly plays into many wedding color palettes, we’ve been seeing it a lot! Today we share some lovely lilac gray wedding inspiration to get your wedding inspiration juices flowing.

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Pantone’s description of this color: As in most any season, the need for neutrals arises. Essentially a basic, the subtlety of the lilac undertone in, Lilac Gray, adds a distinctive edge to this classic gray shade.

Lilac Gray Wedding Inspiration: This lilac gray napkin holds its own against the dramatic colors in this styled shoot (see this gorgeous shoot here)

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(Location: Arizona Biltmore, Stationery: Celebrations in Paper, Rentals: Classic Party Rentals, Photography: Elyse Hall Photography, Stylist: Some Like It Classic Weddings and Events :: Floral: The Flower Studio, Linens: La Tavola Linen )

Lilac Gray Wedding Inspiration: We love metallic tones on wedding cakes and this one features the cutest little white and lilac gray pearls- lilac gray can easily be given a little metallic sheen to make things a bit more formal.

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(Cake: Robert’s Catering, Photographer: DePoy Studios)

Lilac Gray Wedding Inspiration: Aruna Seth makes beautiful shoes in many colors but these satin ballerina flats are just darling! We think they make the perfect dancing shoe…

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Lilac Gray Wedding Inspiration: A lilac gray belt added this bride’s wedding gown adds the perfect touch of color (click here to see Vanessa and Desi’s wedding feature)

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(Location: SoHo63,  Photographer: DePoy Studios, Floral Design: Butterfly Petals)

Lilac Gray Wedding Inspiration: The matte lilac gray bridesmaid dresses chosen for Allison and Ian’s wedding contrasted beautifully with the fresh peach and ivory wedding palette (see this gorgeous wedding here).

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(Wedding Venue: McCormick Ranch Golf Club, Floral Design: Table Tops, Etc., Photographer: Foskett Creative)

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18
Nov
Sara and Eric’s Elegant with a Touch of Glam Wedding
categories: bridal fashions, cakes and sweets, destination weddings and honeymoons, fabulous reception sites, floral inspiration, Grooms, real weddings, reception ideas, Wedding Inspiration

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Sara and Eric, who live in New York, chose to say “I Do” at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa with their family and friends by their side. Their elegant with a touch of glam wedding in Arizona showcased the beautiful weather and scenery of the desert right before the heat of the summer set in and you’ll love the couple’s decor decisions which include classic details with the perfect touch of sparkle!

Sara recalls: …it was important to us to have our friends and family around us the entire weekend. The JW Marriott was the perfect place – as most of our guests were from out of town, we wanted them to enjoy their AZ experience. There was so much to do at the hotel and the weather was gorgeous. We got to spend the entire weekend with our guests enjoying the resort and celebrating 

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Elegant with a Touch of Glam Wedding First Look: Sara and Eric had their first look in JW Mariott’s half-turn staircase which boasts impressive windows and a beautiful staircase. The couple definitely approved of this location for such a special moment.

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Elegant with a Touch of Glam Wedding Ceremony: The couple exchanged vows at the Ballroom Lawn which boasts a beautiful view of the Sonoran Mountains. Your Event Florist created a lovely chuppah for the ceremony that included peonies, ranunculi, and roses.

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Elegant with a Touch of Glam Wedding Favorite Moment: Our favorite moment was at the conclusion of the ceremony — after we danced our way back down the aisle and stole off to a small alcove just inside the doors of the hotel.  We sat down on a bench and shared two minutes just the two of us before rejoining the festivities.  We can’t remember what we said to each other and there aren’t any pictures.  All we know is that we’ll never forget that moment because it when we realized we were actually married.  It was all smiles.

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Elegant with a Touch of Glam Wedding Reception: Sara and Eric had a clear vision for what they wanted their wedding reception to look like. Sara tells us: When designing the wedding, we looked for opportunities where we could insert some glitz and decided that we really wanted our head table and our cake to stand out.  The backdrop for the head table was a black curtain with hanging crystals down the center and it created the look of a cascading waterfall that culminated with our sparkling table at its base. 

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The floral centerpieces were light and bright- they provided a nice contrast to the dark linens and black chiavari chairs- and crystals and tiny hanging votives added a shimmering glow.

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…the cake, that was the true embodiment of our theme.  With one glittered layer to juxtapose the three white layers and detailed flower work—it was breathtaking.

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Sara and Eric, thank you for sharing your gorgeous elegant with a touch of glam wedding with us and congratulations!

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Photographer: Eyes 2 See (Nicole King)

Reception and Ceremony Site: JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

Bridal Shop: Schaffer’s

Florist: Your Event Florist

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Tuxedo: Elevated Citizen :: Hair: Erin Fink :: Makeup: Crème de la Makeup2016_arizona-wedding-blog_b

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21
Oct
A White Blush and Silver Wedding at Villa Siena
categories: bridal fashions, cakes and sweets, fabulous reception sites, real weddings, Wedding Inspiration

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Krystal and JP’s white blush and silver wedding at the Tuscan-inspired wedding venue Villa Siena was a classic and pretty day with family and friends joyfully celebrating the happy couple. Krystal’s daughter Koren was by her mom’s side every step of the way including during the toasts- the 7 year old, unbeknownst to her parents, wrote her own speech and delivered it beautifully at the reception!

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Krystal was stunning in her WTOO wedding gown from Mariee Bridal- it featured a ball gown skirt and beaded top with a sweetheart neckline (we think her daughter loved it as much as she did!).

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How great is JP’s reaction during the first look? We love these moments!

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The Venue: We knew we wanted something intimate, timeless, and romantic. After viewing several venues, we quickly chose Villa Siena because it had lush scenery and an elegant, old-world ambiance. 

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Sweetness: Wrapped around my bouquet was a necklace that belonged to my great grandmother and one of the most sentimental gifts that I was given was by my aunt. She gave me my something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a six pence for my shoe,

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White blush and silver wedding ceremony: From the beginning it was important that pick the right officiant. Our officiant, Matt, spent a lot of time with us and asked us a lot of in depth questions to get to know us. The result was a traditional, meaningful, and at times, funny, ceremony that allowed our friends and families a glimpse into our relationship. A lot of our guests told us how wonderful and sweet they thought the ceremony was. And most importantly, my 7 year old daughter Koren was included. We had a sand ceremony (with blush, silver, and ivory sand) to symbolize our family merging and never being separated.

We also loved our bag piper. He is so talented! He played as guests entered the ceremony space and waited for the ceremony to begin and then played again after the ceremony as JP and I walked down the aisle. It was homage to JP’s Scottish heritage and my Irish heritage.

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White blush and silver wedding reception: Villa Siena’s Firenze Ballroom was beautifully decorated with white linens and blush and silver accents; tall centerpieces consisted of grand crystal and silver candelabra topped with blush, pink and ivory roses and hydrangeas.

JP is a wine collector which fit in perfectly with the Tuscan feel of the venue. Wine corks held the place cards and we had a customized mini wine barrel to hold the wedding cards…as a gift to our guests, we designed stemless wine glasses to commemorate our wedding day.

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Favorite part of the day: As we were planning our wedding day, someone advised us to take a quiet moment together to look at our guests enjoying themselves. So as soon as we sat down at our sweetheart table, we took a moment to hold hands and watch our guests for a few moments and saw they were laughing and smiling and having a wonderful time. It was all of our favorite people in one room celebrating.

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White blush and silver wedding sweets: The couple had a candy bar filled with their favorite childhood candies along with a gorgeous wedding cake by Piece of Cake Desserts. The wedding cake was a three tier white almond infusion with an almond cream cheese filling and a buttercream frosting. The ivory cake was adorned with silver pearls and a design that mimicked the beading of my wedding dress, complete with a cascade of blush and light pink roses.

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Krystal recalls a big surprise from the wedding day (the good kind!): A surprise came from the best man and JP’s brother, Rob. As we took a drive down Arizona Avenue in downtown Chandler, we spotted a towering billboard, which congratulated us. 

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Krystal and JP (and Koren), thank you for sharing your completely beautiful white blush and silver Wedding wedding with us and congratulations!

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Location: Villa Siena

Cake: Piece of Cake Desserts

Bridal Shop: Mariee Bridal

DJ: Ray the DJ

Invitations & Stationery: Be In Love Designs

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 Photographer: Monique Hessler Photography :: Florist: Blume Events LLC :: Officiant: Matt Nathanson2016_arizona-wedding-blog_b

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16
Sep
Arizona Cake Shop | Piece of Cake Desserts
categories: cakes and sweets, Meet Our Friends, Trends, Wedding Inspiration

This may sound a bit blunt but we don’t want to attend a wedding that doesn’t have dessert. Can you blame us? Weddings make for long days and we just want a sweet reward, is that too much to ask?!  So now that we’ve established our priorities, you’ll understand why wedding cakes are so important to us. We want the sugar but we also need the wow factor and wedding cakes do the job nicely. Elite Circle Arizona cake shop Piece of Cake Desserts has been on our list of favorite cakes for many years and if you don’t know why, you’ll find out today!

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(I Do Photography, Ocotillo Golf Club)

Piece of Cake Desserts is an Arizona cake shop owned and operated by Kevin and Amy Kossman. They’re nothing short of genius! Their cakes are everything- elegant, breathtaking, delicious, creative, original, edgy, classic…we could go on and on. But what’s really important to you, a couple who is searching for their dream cake artist, is what they have to say about their work.

What is it about your cakes that make them special or stand out? Our overall style is very clean.  Sharp buttercream corners are harder to achieve and they take more time but we believe our couples are worth it!  Our couples are constantly challenging us to learn new techniques and that has helped us keep growing in size and in skill. Because we have 5 talented decorators there are plenty of eyes than can see flaws and help correct them to make certain that the cake that makes it onto the cake table is one the couple will be proud of.  So I guess what makes our cakes special isn’t really the cakes at all, it’s the wonderful team we have and the pride they show in every cake they create!

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(Leslie Ann Photography, Villa Siena)

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(Ashley Rae Photography, Warehouse 215)

What should couples know about their own wedding before meeting with you? To get the very most out of their wedding consultation, we definitely recommend that couples have their venue and date locked down as well as their wedding colors before meeting with us.  The venue and the date are important so we can make certain that we are able to offer delivery to that location on their big day and the colors are important because because almost half of the time they are incorporated into the wedding cake.

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(Elegant Barn)

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(Micah Carling Photography, Elegant Barn)

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(Lasting Images Photography, Villa Siena)

What helps you understand your client’s wedding cake vision best? To really understand a couple’s vision, it helps for us to see pictures of things they love and they feel fits the aesthetic of their big day.  That can be cake pictures they found on Pinterest, bouquet pictures, the wedding dress, linens, etc. Sometimes it’s a picture of a dragon, a kilt, or a scene out of a Disney movie.  Every wedding is so unique, that’s why we love what we do!   

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(Hotel Valley Ho)

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(Meant2Be Events, Copperwynd Resort)

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(Leslie Ann Photography, Villa Siena)

What cake or dessert trends are you seeing for 2016/2017 weddings that you’re loving? Any trends you’re glad to see going out of style? I am really happy that the half dressed cakes are becoming more popular and the true naked cakes are becoming less popular.  The half dressed cake has just enough frosting on it to keep the cake from drying out, and it looks awesome!  A completely naked cake, on the other hand, is just cake exposed to air, usually sitting on the cake table for 5-6 hours.  And we all know what happens to a piece of bread that sits on a plate for 5 hours… giant crouton!  With a naked cake, the outside will get very crusty unless it is heavily soaked with simple syrup, and guests that get the outer pieces will receive a much drier cake than guests that get a piece from the inner portion of the cake. 

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(Jasmine Amber Photography, Stonebridge Manor)

Can you accommodate clients who have special dietary needs or restrictions? We definitely can and we do quite often!  We offer dairy free, soy free, corn free, vegan, and gluten free friendly cakes.  Since we are a bakery that uses a lot of flour, which has  a tendency to get into the air, we can’t offer a completely gluten free cake because, even with extremely careful handling, due to the presence of hundreds of pounds of flour in the shop, there is the potential for minor airborne cross contamination.

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(Ryan And Nicole Photography)

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(The Paseo)

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If you could design your “dream” wedding cake, what would it be? Despite our shop’s ability to create just about anything, my wedding cake would be pretty simple (at least the front side). I would go for simple textures, alternating buttercream rosettes with an imperfect horizontal line texture.  On the back I would go with the increasingly popular “peek a boo” style which allows you to have an elegant cake from the front view with some fun elements that are only visible from the back.  There is where I would incorporate some fun Star Wars, Batman and Disney elements!
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(Leslie Ann Photography, Villa Siena)
Kevin & Amy, thank you for sharing your insights with us about your simply amazing cakes! Arizona couples planning your weddings, we expect that you’ll be running, not walking to this Arizona cake shop for your wedding cake- just make sure to make an appointment!
Website | Facebook | Call: 602.628.4194 | Email: Amy@PieceOfCakeAZ.com
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2
Sep
Elegant Black White & Gold Wedding
categories: cakes and sweets, destination weddings and honeymoons, fabulous reception sites, floral inspiration, real weddings, Wedding Inspiration

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Michael and Shaida’s elegant black white & gold wedding was at Villa Siena, a beautiful wedding venue that makes you feel like you’ve been transported to another land. The Tuscan architecture paired perfectly with the couple’s vision for a classic and elegant wedding while gold touches throughout made it feel extra pretty!

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This mirror has quite a story and we’ll let Shaida tell it to you: The mirror was such a special gift from my new husband! We write each other notes on our bathroom mirrors, notes of encouragement or love or even little jokes. The ones I really love I would keep on the mirrors for months at a time. So my sweet husband made a mirror for me and had some of my favorite notes engraved into the frame and he surprised me with a few new ones. I was completely surprised. Now the mirror is in the hallway just outside our bedroom door and, no matter how busy I am, I will see one of those notes and smile. I couldn’t have imagined a better gift from my groom. 

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Shaida and Michael met on their first day of medical school and while they live in the Phoenix area now, they are originally from Tucson so they worked with quite a few wedding vendors from the Tucson area; Shaida’s lovely bouquet of roses and hydrangea was designed by Tucson florist Posh Petals.

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Elegant Black White & Gold Wedding Detail: According to the bride, the shimmering gold bridesmaid dresses were “moving centerpieces” and inspired the couple’s use of gold as an accent color

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Favorite Moment: I think my favorite part of the wedding was how incredibly filled with love it was. From the smiles my new husband and I would share separated by crowds of people to my dad’s beaming eyes to the smiles on our guests faces when we would look across the ballroom. There was just so much love that it was almost palpable. We wanted to make the wedding a very personal event so people would feel very much a part of this wonderful thing we were doing that day, and it really did feel that way.

This is Shaida’s cousin Yasmeen-isn’t she precious?

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Elegant Black White & Gold Wedding Ceremony: The outdoor wedding ceremony featured white flower petals lining the aisle, floating candles and elegant white floral arrangements placed on and around the fireplace; live harp music filled the air.

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Elegant Black White & Gold Wedding Reception: The ballroom was something my sister described as being “from Beauty and the Beast” with high ceilings and wooden molding and chandeliers that looked like they were from Tuscany.

Michael and Shaida’s monochromatic white wedding decor was a lovely way to compliment the existing dark wood of Villa Siena’s Firenze ballroom.

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Elegant Black White & Gold Wedding Detail: This is a Persian dessert table- a Sofreh Aghd- and it’s filled with traditional Persian sweets and symbolic items. For example, the mirror represents bringing light and brightness into the couple’s future, the candles/candelabra symbolize energy and clarity, assorted nuts represent fertility and abundance, etc. It’s quite a beautiful way to honor the bride’s Persian heritage.elegant black white & gold wedding _Phoenix Bride and Groom_Villa Siena (16)

Michael, Shaida and their guests danced the night away; the revelers sent the couple off with a sparkler-studded exit!

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Shaida and Michael, thank you for sharing your elegant black white & gold wedding with us and congratulations!

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Wedding Professionals Who Help You Wed in Style

Phoenix Elite Circle Wedding Vendors: Wedding Venue: Villa Siena, Cake: Piece of Cake Desserts, Wedding Gown: Schaffer’s Bridal

Tucson Elite Circle Wedding Vendors: Event Planner: Rackel Gehlsen Weddings and Events :: Florist: Posh Petals :: Entertainment: Satyr Entertainment :: Stationery: Brie Dumais Designs

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