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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.

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(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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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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22
Nov
Wedding Registry Find: Bedding from CStudio Home
categories: favor and gift ideas

Wedding registry items range from the frivolous (hey there pancake warmer) to the practical (bowls and towels, towels and bowls) and while we do support your desire to register for “off the beaten path” items that you know you will use, we fully support your practical side that tells you to focus on the stuff you’ll use daily! In the spirit of being newlyweds who may just need the comfiest bedding to lounge around in all day, we share our latest wedding registry find with you: CStudio Home.

Cstudio Home is a brand created by The Company Store, a bedding company that have been experts in creating high quality bedding for over 100 years. The Company Store came out with Cstudio Home…a young, refreshing brand that still holds the standards of high quality bedding.

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Bedding is pretty much a given for any wedding registry and as we all know, being limited to only your wedding registry store bedding options just won’t cut it. So why do we think CStudio Home is a great wedding registry find? First and foremost, CStudio Home’s quality is top notch. We personally cuddled up to one of their comforters and we promise, it’s the good stuff (no flimsy scratchy cheap backing here!). Second, the colors are vibrant, the bedding is soft but durable, and, we realize this may seem picky, but the stitching is consistent.

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Besides comforters, CStudio Home carries duvet covers, pillows, sheet sets, blankets, and quilts.

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We like to think of these as the napping blankets- cozy up to your sweets with one of these and we hardly think you’ll be able to resist an afternoon snooze

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And in the same cozy comfy lay-all-Sunday-in-bed color range, CStudio Home offers designer throw pillows that look good with the bedding but don’t perfectly match, making you look like a pro when it comes to interior design.

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While the CStudio Home site doesn’t feature a wedding registry, we love that the website is streamlined which makes shopping quite straightforward- you can easily choose the patterns and items you want to receive for your wedding and just send the address to a guest who’s looking to treat you to something you really want and will use for many blissful years to come.

You’ll find these bedding sets and more at CStudio Home…happy shopping!

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12
Aug
Wedding Registry Gift for the Kitchen: T-fal OptiGrill Plus
categories: favor and gift ideas

When it comes to wedding registries, we think it’s best to register for items that are actually useful to you as a couple rather than what a generic list tells you to register for. If you’re not into fancy dinner parties, why ask guests to purchase a set of formal china? Wouldn’t you rather get items for your new home that will become your go-to gadgets? In the spirit of practicality and newlywed bliss, we introduce the T-fal OptiGrill Plus- our most recent wedding registry gift for the kitchen crush!

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We actually had the opportunity to use a T-fal OptiGrill Plus in our own kitchen and to say it’s easy to use is an understatement. We made two things- first up were cheese quesadillas (the kids couldn’t wait to see if their favorite lunch could be cooked without hovering over the range) and second was grilled chicken. Both were grilled perfectly! We should add, the chicken may have been a bit lonely- we left the room to fold laundry while it grilled all on its own (yep, the grill will tell you when it’s ready so you don’t have to do the usual stand by, flip, stand by, etc.)

Here’s a quick (and very amateur) video of the first time we grilled chicken with the T-fal OptiGrill Plus; expert tip: line the drip tray with foil so you can just wrap up the drippings and throw them away, saving yourself the step of cleaning the drip tray each time:

So why should you include a T-fal OptiGrill Plus in your wedding registry? Well, if you live in Arizona, you know that during the summer, it’s already 110+ degrees and to be required to stand by a hot grill outside and make dinner is just cruel and even if you don’t live in Arizona, the sheer convenience of having a grill that just needs to be plugged in is pretty darn irresistible!

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There’s one more reason strongly urge you to consider this wedding registry gift for the kitchen- the clean up. You won’t believe it until you actually use it yourself but all you do is remove the two grill plates, wipe them with a paper towel to remove any extra bits, and pop the plates into the dishwasher. Even easier, in our opinion, hand wash them. It literally takes about 20 seconds thanks to the genius of T-fal!

Get more details and a much more in depth video about the T-fal OptiGrill Plus here.

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19
Jul
Wedding Trend | Red Wedding Ideas
categories: favor and gift ideas, floral inspiration, real weddings, reception ideas, Trends, Wedding Inspiration

There’s something going on with red these days and it’s not simply that it’s fall and couples want to warm things up with the quintessential fall and winter hue. No no, it’s much more than that. We’ve seen red popping up all over weddings recently and we think it’s a response to the abundance of pastels in wedding color palettes. Don’t get us wrong, we love pastels with their soft sweetness and dreamy surreal-ness but sometimes a nice bold color palette is what we crave. Just like in marriage, variety is the spice of life! Explore the trend with some red wedding ideas as seen right here in Arizona:

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(Photo: Katrina Wallace Photographers, Location: Sanctuary on Camelback)

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(Photo: Jenn Wagner Studio, Stationery: Celebrations in Paper, Location: Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale, Stylist: Some Like it Classic)

Red Wedding Ideas: The many shades of red are being used to highlight cakes, add color to the aisle and even brighten up sweets tables!

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(Photo: Monique Hessler Photography, Cakes: Piece of Cake Desserts, Floral: Angelic Grove)

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(Photo: Depoy Studios, Floral: Table Tops Etc, Planner: Celebrations by Amy Bacon)

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(Photo: Fully Alive Photography, Location: Boojum Tree Hidden Gardens)

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(Floral: Flower Bar)

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(Photo: Holley Photography)

Red Wedding Ideas: Red stands out most when it’s paired with white or cream but it’s also quite lovely with purple, orange, green, blue and, of course, black.

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(Photo: Elyse Hall Photography, Floral: Your Event Florist, Location: Four Seasons Scottsdale)

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(Photo: Hagerty Photography)

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(Photo: Ben & Kelly Photography)

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(Photo: Sierra Blanco Photography, Floral: Events by Showstoppers)

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(Stationery: Be in Love Designs)

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(Photo: Sarah Jane Photography, Floral: Butterfly Petals)

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(Photo: Eyes 2 See, Location: Hermosa Inn)

Red Wedding Ideas: Desserts and signature cocktails can be made festively red with fresh fruit such as strawberries and raspberries

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(Photo: Hagerty Photography)

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(Photo: Erica Velasco, Floral: Table Tops Etc, Stylist: Celebrations by Amy Bacon, Hair: Amber Tillinghast)

Red Wedding Ideas: If you’re wanting a sweet little touch of red to peek out from your wedding dress, these heart shaped shoe clips from Charlotte Mills Shoes are wedding day perfection!

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(Read more about Charlotte Mills Shoes and their bridal collection here)

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