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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)!

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9
Aug
Meet our Omni Montelucia Staycation Giveaway Winners!
categories: fabulous reception sites, Giveaways and Contests

Just imagine how excited you would be if you won a two-night stay at the luxurious Omni Montelucia in Scottsdale. We think there would be some serious squeals! The resort is an oasis in the desert that boasts stunning Spanish architecture, flowing fountains, refreshing pools, and a world-class spa. We partnered with Elite Circle wedding venue Omni Montelucia in our last issue to give away a two-night stay package valued at $1,500 and Tara & Brian, an adorable Arizona couple getting married in November, are our staycation giveaway winners!

Here’s the couple receiving their certificate that treats them to a two night stay in a resort-view room, 50 minute spa services for two at Joya Spa, champagne or gelato at Joya Terrace, and two fitness classes at Joya Fitness:

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How did you and Brian meet? Brian and I met in 2013 at a company we both worked for at the time. A few weeks later we went on our first date and have been inseparable ever since! 
 
In 2015 we went on a trip to Costa Rica with a group of our closest friends and he surprised me and proposed to me in front of a waterfall! 
What are you most excited about as far as your wedding day? I think what I’m most excited about is celebrating our love with our family and friends. They are the ones who have witnessed our amazing journey from day one.
 
We have a feeling Tara and Brian are really going to enjoy the pool!

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What do you most enjoy about Phoenix Bride & GroomPhoenix Bride & Groom has inspired me with ideas for my big day whether it’s for the rehearsal dinner, ceremony or reception.

Congratulations Tara and Brian- we hope you enjoy your staycation and we can’t wait to see your wedding photos! 
Readers, do you want a chance to be one of our giveaway winners? It’s super easy to enter: twice a year, in each of our gorgeous issues, we feature a fabulous giveaway. To be eligible to enter, you just need to be engaged and getting married in Arizona (and of course fill out our short entry form online)! Click here for our current giveaway
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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!

Wedding Professionals Who Help You Wed in Style

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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