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31
May
Succulent Rentals for Weddings in Phoenix | Creative Succulents
categories: favor and gift ideas, floral inspiration, for your ceremony, reception ideas, Trends, Wedding Inspiration, what's hot in rentals

We know you’ve seen succulents in wedding decor here in Arizona—whether these interesting desert plants show up in the bride’s bouquet, at the ceremony, or in table top designs, succulents are exactly what weddings in Arizona need! Considering this fact (ok, it’s an opinion but we want it to be a fact soooo bad!), we want you to know about the place to get the very best succulent rentals for weddings in Phoenix. That’s right, we said succulent RENTALS!

Meet Creative Succulents, the sister company to Elite Circle design and decor company Creative Occasions, otherwise known as your new best wedding friend!

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Just so we’re clear, Creative Succulents creates custom succulent arrangements for events or home decor that can be rented or purchased. It’s a fairly new concept that goes in our “genius” category! We asked Corinne Carr of Creative Occasions about her newest venture:

What inspired you to include succulent designs in your collection of rental decor pieces? I have been creating faux succulent arrangements for years to personalize the decor in my home. I have always loved the elegant and clean look of a succulent arrangement; however, when shopping for them I discovered the quality and price were not cohesive. The pieces were either created with cheap looking products or the arrangements were very sparse so I started creating my own. Family and friends would come over to my house and would always ask where I purchased my arrangements. When they found out I was creating them, many requested custom pieces of their own! 

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We like to think of Creative Succulents as the best succulent rentals for weddings in Phoenix for a few reasons—quality and service of course— but also creativity. They will create a design in or on just about anything!

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How do you see couples using your succulent arrangements at their weddings? There are so many ways to incorporate faux succulents into a wedding or special event! We use high end succulents, so they look authentic up close. They work perfectly in a bouquet or centerpiece. They can be added to a ceremony arch, arbor or chuppah. Another great place is the beginning or the end of an aisle. Incorporating live flowers is always an option too. This allows you to bring in your color pops, textures and that fresh flower smell!

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Another thing we really appreciate about Creative Succulents is that they’re constantly designing new decor pieces and make a variety of types of arrangements; they create large free-standing pieces, small table top pieces, wall decor designs, etc. making them the most flexible succulent rentals for weddings in Phoenix.

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Can clients customize the designs? Of course! Customization is what we are all about! We love creating unique, one of a kind arrangements. In fact we even have clients who drop off the vases or unique containers they have found and voilà! We work our magic and turn it into an unforgettable masterpiece.

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You’ll appreciate that Creative Succulents offers a wide range of containers as well so depending on your wedding style (or rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, etc.), Creative Succulents can be your one and only place for succulent rentals for weddings in Phoenix.

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Which design is your favorite? I love all of them! I won’t send anything out that I am not proud to say I designed. I don’t have one specific favorite because they are all so different and unique. Every time I am asked to create a new piece it seems to become my favorite. I was recently asked by a local planner to create an arrangement in a copper vase. I located the perfect size container that will be on a 72-inch table and created the “Scarlet”. It turned out amazing. To pull together the look for their event they are even getting the linens from our sister company, Creative Occasions. I am very proud of the way it turned out and excited to make 30 for their 300 person event!

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What are some decor trends you’re seeing for 2017 that you’re particularly excited about? As for trends, the concrete pots and also the copper or metallic pots are a huge hit. Although we love designing arrangements in unique vases, we love that industrial and modern look. Another “succute” trend are small succulents for wedding favors! Your guests can use them as decor for their own office or home. Succulents and green plants are making a huge come back and we are loving it!

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Anything else we should know about your succulent rentals for weddings in Phoenix? We are so excited to be offering DIY workshops and very soon we will be launching our new website which will include our items available for purchase and rent plus updates on our schedule for our monthly classes!

Creative Succulents is the sister company to Elite Circle Creative Occasions and as you can see, they offer a pretty extensive line of wedding decor and design pieces. Creative Occasions is known for creating custom designs so no matter what your wedding style is, they have you covered!

Follow Creative Occasions on Facebook & Instagram | Call: (480) 287 6311 | Visit: Website

Follow Creative Succulents on Facebook & Instagram | Call: (480) 620-1404 | Email: corinne@creativeoccasions.com

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5
May
Wedding Registry Kitchen Gadgets
categories: favor and gift ideas

Today we’re mixing practical with fun as we delve into some new wedding registry kitchen gadgets that we’ve been introduced to recently. Your wedding registry is an opportunity to tell your guests exactly what you need but also what you want. If you want cool kitchen stuff, this is the time to ask for it!

The first of our wedding registry kitchen gadgets is the new and very sleek Soda Stream Source (it received a 2016 BRIDES Registry Award as one of the top 50 products that every couple should include on their registry). We personally love sparkling water- it can be perked up with citrus and is a refreshing low calorie cocktail mixer- so this is a given since not only will you love the actual product it makes but the design is pretty hip.

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Another gadget we think a newlywed couples should add to their wedding registry is the Viking Pressure Cooker. You know pressure cookers are the hottest things these days, right (no pun intended!)? This one is a sleek, functional, and can cut cooking time by more than half. The Pressure cooker opens and closes with the turn of a knob, can be used on any cooking surface, and helps save time and energy by reducing cooking time by half or more. The Cooker is easy to use and is made of stainless steel. It also is complete with stay-cool handles so you don’t burn your hands while handling.

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(Viking Pressure Cooker on Amazon)

Are you or your fiance a fan of the Food Network show Chopped? If so, the Chopped 7” Champion would be a fun addition to your wedding registry kitchen gadgets list! It can chop up foods to help make food prep a snap. The cleaver features a durable high-carbon stainless steel blade, sturdy full-tang construction and a triple-rivet ABS handle. It’s perfect for chopping through meats, fish, soft bones and sinew, and even fruits and vegetables.

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(Chopped 7” Champion on Amazon)

And finally, you need pots and pans so you might as well register for a set that brings some color into your kitchen! In the era of minimalism, people are always looking to de-clutter and save space and a kitchenware set from AllRecipes is perfect for couples looking to stock their kitchen with essentials without taking up a ton of space. The set is versatile; the saucepans can be used together as a double boiler for velvety chocolate or individually and each piece stacks for easy storage.

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(Items found on Amazon)

One more wedding registry kitchen gadgets suggestion that we’ve reviewed, still use, and tell all our newlywed friends about is the T-fal OptiGrill Plus- click here to see it and read our review!

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31
Mar
Great Find: Men’s Gift Sets at Celebrations in Paper
categories: favor and gift ideas, Grooms, health and beauty, Wedding Resources

Sometimes the best things are discovered out of pure frustration and today’s great find is an example of just that. Celebrations in Paper is not only the loveliest invitation shop, it’s also a place you’ll want to spend some time browsing their collection of cards, gifts and baubles; however, much to owner Rene Showalter’s frustration, they haven’t had much to offer the guys. She’s often asked by customers about men’s gift sets and short of the typical suggestions (a flask, a Swiss Army knife, cuff links, etc.), she didn’t feel like she had a solid “go to” gift suggestion until now!

At Celebrations in Paper you’ll now be able to purchase these 3 men’s gift sets from British company Men’s Society. The Groomsmen Survival Kit is ideal for the wedding weekend; this is the perfect survival kit for your wedding day, from wedding rings, dry eyes to clean shoes we have you covered…it contains all your essentials you need for the big day to ensure your looking ship-shape and sharp.

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Damn Handsome Beard Kit: This wonderful beard kit contains all the essential products needed to help soften, moisturise and style your moustache and beard.

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The Overindulgence Survival Kit is perfect for a guys’ weekend; the kit contains a selection of items to help make the day after the night before seem a little more bearable.

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About Men’s Society: Our kits are designed to be amusing and appealing, but, importantly all perform too. Our all-natural beard oil which we have been making since 2011 is tried and tested and loved, our sneaker cleaning fluid has been developed alongside some of the best chemists in the country…Witty, sophisticated design with a twist of British quirk are the hallmarks of our gifting range – from grooming to barware, you’ll find something sure to raise a smile.

These men’s gift sets can be purchased at Celebrations in Paper: 7117 East 3rd Avenue #120 Scottsdale, AZ 85251 | (480) 946 5680

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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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