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16
Feb
Meet Our Tempe Mission Palms Giveaway Winners!
categories: fabulous reception sites, Giveaways and Contests, Meet Our Friends

When you enter one of our giveaways, you just might get more than you bargained for…case in point, not only did Mitch and Meghan win our Tempe Mission Palms giveaway (valued at $1,250), they also got a mini-photo shoot with Fully Alive Photography’s Tracy Battaglia!

Here’s our winning couple:

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Meghan and Mitch, who met while being inducted as members of the University of Arizona’s Mortar Board Honor Society, have been planning their wedding for almost two years and are thrilled that the actual wedding day is less than 2 months away. The fact that they had time to schedule this shoot with us and look so cute proves that they’re ready!

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Kellie Mendoza from Tempe Mission Palms and our very own Dawn Peterson presented the gift certificate to the couple; Tracy Battaglia of Fully Alive Photography was on site to snap the photos.

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The Proposal: In 2015, I wanted to impress Meghan with a surprise proposal. As a result, I conspired with two of Meghan’s best friends, who were living in Raleigh, NC at the time. I made it appear as though these friends had bought Meghan a surprise trip to Raleigh as a birthday present. A day after Meghan arrived, Meghan and her friend toured around Durham while her other friend picked me up from the airport. Meghan watched an Arizona Wildcat basketball game at a local restaurant and then was taken to a bright red bridge in the Sarah P. Duke Gardens on the Duke University Campus. While her friend pretended to take Meghan’s picture on the bridge, I came out from the bushes and surprised Meghan by getting down on one knee.

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We are most looking forward to enjoying the day with our close friends and family. Having a two-year engagement has allowed us (mostly Meghan) to be more detailed in wedding planning. Because of this, there is less to worry or fret about during the actual wedding day.

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We love how Phoenix Bride & Groom magazine incorporates real bride and wedding stories. These stories have helped us be more proactive in planning. We also love the recommendations and focus on local vendors. These recommendations have given us a starting place in piecing together our wedding. Finally, we really enjoy the photography!

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From the lush courtyard, to the fountain circle at the hotel’s majestic front entrance, Tempe Mission Palms is the premier venue for hosting romantic wedding ceremonies in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. The central location of the hotel means guests have close access to all that Phoenix and Scottsdale have to offer!

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Congratulations Meghan and Mitch and thank you for being fans of Phoenix Bride & Groom!

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Location: Tempe Mission Palms

Photographer: Fully Alive Photography

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26
Aug
Win a Free Wedding Photography Package from Something New Media Weddings
categories: Giveaways and Contests, Meet Our Friends, photography

We have the best news for you today! You could win a free wedding photography package from Something New Media, an Elite Circle videography & photography company!

Who’s eligible to enter to win a free wedding photography package? 

The only stipulations of this contest are that the couple needs to be getting married IN Arizona and they have to have their venue & date already set!

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Here’s how to win a free wedding photography package: 

Comment and nominate yourselves or someone you know & love in the comments section of this video: 

https://www.facebook.com/somethingnewmediaweddings/videos/1034213626698729/ 

…include a picture and your/their love story. That’s it!

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The Rules for how to win a free wedding photography package (for complete rules see Something New Media’s Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/somethingnewmediaweddings/videos/1034213626698729/):

Starting today through September 2nd, you’ll be able to nominate your favorite engaged couple(s) and share why they or you should win a free Something New Media Wedding Photography Collection film!

In two weeks on September 3rd, 2016 we will pick 3 lucky couples to make it to the next round of our contest where likes and shares bring the win! The winning couple will be announced on September 9th!

Visit Something New Media: Website | Facebook | Call:  602-730-0478

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15
Mar
Meet our Hotel Valley Ho Giveaway Winners!
categories: fabulous reception sites, Giveaways and Contests, photography

Ryan and Allie, our Summer Fall issue giveaway winners, were super duper lucky- they won a 2 night Tower Suite stay for two at Hotel Valley Ho plus they got their photos taken by Elite Circle photographer Eyes 2 See Photography!

This is Hotel Valley Ho’s main entrance- we absolutely love this iconic hotel for it’s retro style and fun atmosphere

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How they met: Allie and I met at Central High School about 11-12 years ago. I was a junior playing football and Allie was a sophmore cheerleader. I had a mutual friend who was also a cheerleader introduce us and hit it off from there. We went our separate ways after H.S when Allie went to college in California and I stay local, but we stayed in contact over the years and when she moved back we reconnected and now we’re here.

Yes, they’re adorable and so happy to have won!

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The Proposal: We took an anniversary trip up to Sedona for the weekend to celebrate. Little did Allie know I had different plans. Early Sat morning we went on out for a hike on our favorite path the Baldwin Trail, I waited till we got to the top of a mountain peak that overlooked the valley and dropped to one knee and proposed. With tears in her eyes, Allie said yes 🙂

Favorite Things: My favorite things about Allie are the way we compliment each other to make a great team, her gorgeous smile, and how affectionate and loving she is.  Allie’s favorite thing about me is my sense of humor and how I can always make her laugh, how much I love her, and my excitement for all the little things.
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You’ve got to love the Hotel Valley Ho for it’s unique architecture and design- there’s always a fun photo op just around the corner!
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The rooftop offers stunning views of the city and mountains- many couples choose to have their receptions in the spot simply because of the views!
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How do you plan to use the giveaway? I think we are planning on using the getaway this summer for a nice escape from the office for both of us. Were both very excited about the couples massage package and Allie is looking forward to lounging and laying out by the pool.
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The Wedding: We are celebrating our wedding day at the Desert Botanical Garden on March 26th. We are both looking forward to celebrating our love with our closest family and friends. Also, we’ll be that much closer to our honeymoon in Hawaii!
Congratulations Allie and Ryan and thank you for being Phoenix Bride & Groom fans!
Many thanks to Eyes 2 See Photography for meeting up with Allie and Ryan, our adorable giveaway winners, and photographing them!
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2
Oct
Great Find: Magbag
categories: destination weddings and honeymoons, favor and gift ideas, Giveaways and Contests

True story: When I used to travel, I would hold several necklaces together with twist ties- yes, twist ties like the kind you get from your loaf of sandwich bread- in my lame attempt to keep them from getting tangled. It worked…kind of.  The necklaces that were tied together were still tangled and there was virtually no protection for each piece of jewelry. Can you imagine me hoarding all those twist ties? It was just sad. So now you know why today’s Great Find, which is a jewelry travel and storage solution like no other we’ve seen, has me giddy.

So what is it? It’s just the greatest travel jewelry case ever! Seriously, it’s the best. Introducing Magbag:

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Magbag eliminates tangled jewelry while traveling without the use of time consuming pockets and straps. Simply place ALL your jewelry in the magbag, zip it up and never untangle a necklace again!

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When we share a Great Find with you, you can trust that we only recommend services and goods we would use ourselves and that we think would be helpful to you. We love Magbag so much that we posted a photo on Instagram of our very own jewelry attached to a large Magbag (there are 3 sizes) to prove that it really works.

This Magbag traveled all over the country this summer!

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Not all parts of your jewelry are metal so as long as the clasp, hooks, or little tiny pieces in between the decorative parts are actual metal, you’re good to go. If your jewelry doesn’t have any metal, you can still use the MagBag- just lay the pieces on the velvet liner, close the other side over the jewelry and zip. The patented revolutionary new liner system wraps or flexes around all objects to create a “vacuum seal” like effect. This effect allows Magbag to work with any type of object. 

One more tip: if you’re using both sides and don’t want your jewelry to rub against each other, place some tissue paper on one side, close it up, and zip. Easy peasy!

This little genius travel tool is a fabulous bridesmaid or wedding party gift, especially for a destination wedding and Phoenix Bride & Groom fans get 10% off Magbag purchases, just for being awesome! Use code: BRIDEGROOM10 at checkout (shop Magbag) to get your Magbag (and maybe a few for your besties too?)!

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4
Sep
WeKoPa Resort & Conference Center Giveaway Winners!
categories: Engagement, fabulous reception sites, Giveaways and Contests

It sounds cliche but giving always makes us happier than receiving so when we met with Rachel and Deb, our engaged couple who won the WeKoPa Resort & Conference Center giveaway featured in our Winter/Spring 2015 issue, we were completely delighted. What made meeting them even better is that fact that they are gracious and kind people (and they make a wonderful couple as well)!

The photo shoot with Rachel and Deb and Elite Circle photographers DePoy Studios made for a happy afternoon and what we learned about Rachel and Deb’s relationship is the stuff we love to share on the blog. Congratulations Deb and Rachel and thanks for sharing a little of your story with us!

Here’s Rachel and Deb

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And here’s what they won:

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What are you most looking forward to at your wedding ? 

Deb: Being official in front of our family and friends. I can’t wait to call Rachel my wife.

Rachel: I am looking forward to being surrounded by my family and friends as I tell the world how much I treasure Deb.  I am also looking forward to sharing this with my dad; as the only girl in the family I know we both thought he would never get the experience of walking his daughter down the aisle.  It is hard to know who is more excited about the wedding, Deb, my dad, or me!

So sweet, right? Rachel and Deb met on Match.com and plan to get married exactly 2 years after their first date! Our very own Kristen Butler was the lucky gal to hand over the gift certificate.

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Ideal date night:

Deb: Redbox, a bottle of wine and Rachel’s cooking, Rachel is an amazing cook!

Rachel: I would second Deb’s idea.  I also love to take her out on the town, preferably for a great happy hour and catching up on the week and sharing with each other.

Favorite things:
Deb:  The way she is in the world; I am so proud of being by her side. She makes the world a better place, she makes me better!  I can’t wait to marry her.

Rachel: I love Deb’s heart and compassion; she sees the good in everyone and would give you her last dime if you needed it…

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Have you ever been to WeKoPa Resort & Conference Center? 

Deb: I have driven past it for years. It is really beautiful. I was so touched by the natural feeling and how it embraces the Native American culture!  Rachel realized we could see Four Peaks from WeKoPa, we then learned that WeKoPa means Four Peaks!

Rachel: We are excited to share the experience of going there for the first time together. When we went for the photo shoot you could feel the friendliness of the staff and the beautiful resort.  We are trying to figure out a time to go when we are full of wedding planning!

Congratulations Deb and Rachel- we are so happy for you and wish you wedded bliss!

Thank you to DePoy Studios for the photos!

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8
May
Great Find: Cobbler’s Couture® from Solemates (and a giveaway too!)
categories: bridal fashions, Giveaways and Contests, Tips and Advice

One of our favorite Great Find partners, Solemates, just launched Cobbler’s Couture®, a line of 4 highly specialized shoe-care products and we know brides will appreciate each product for the wedding day comfort they offer . The collection includes: Blister Blocker (an anti-friction balm to prevent blisters),  Freshen (a shoe deodorizer), Buff (a shoe buffer), and Protect (an all weather shoe protector)

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We tried all the products and while we think each one is pretty awesome, we especially love “Freshen”- you just spray it in your shoes, let it dry, and voila! No smelly shoes ever again!

You already love Solemates for their flagship product-  the Solemates High Heeler®- which prevents heels from sinking into the grass or getting damaged on outdoor surfaces such as bricks, wooden decks, or cobblestones so naturally, your feet and shoes will adore the Cobbler’s Couture® line just as much!

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One engaged fan will win the complete set of Cobbler’s Couture® products- Blister Blocker, Freshen, Buff, and Protect PLUS a bonus set to give away- may we suggest you give it to your mom? Mother’s Day is this month! Enter here by May 31, 2015 to win.

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