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6
Dec
Groom and Groomsmen Attire Trends for 2017
categories: Grooms, Trends, Wedding Inspiration

Today the groom and groomsmen have our attention- and why shouldn’t they? They’re the handsome guys who not only look great standing alongside the bride and the bridesmaids (or other groom and groomsmen!), they’re also the guys who bring unmistakable fun and style to the entire wedding day! The 4 groom and groomsmen attire trends for 2017 you’ll want to consider for your wedding:

Groom and Groomsmen Attire Trends for 2017: White Tuxedos. There’s something crazy cool about a guy who can pull off a white tuxedo…groom and groomsmen attire trends for 2017 _phoenix-bride-and-groom_fully-alive-photography_white-tuxedos

(Photographer: Fully Alive Photography)

Groom and Groomsmen Attire Trends for 2017: Awesome Socks. While cool/hip/humorous socks themselves aren’t a particularly new trend for grooms, Balitello’s Sock of the Month Club is a new concept that’s not only an innovative way to get hip Performance Dress Socks on a regular basis, a club membership also makes a fab groomsmen gift!

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We love it when the groom and his guys opt for unexpected socks; whether they all match or not, socks are a colorful way for the guys to add that perfect bit of whimsy.

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Groom and Groomsmen Attire Trends for 2017: Blue Ties. A definite trend for grooms and groomsmen this year is blue ties- this color in particular seems to be the go-to for grooms whether they’re wearing a suit or a tuxedo on the wedding day. Blue is also popular enough that grooms and their guys a TON of options. A few shopping sites we recommend: Weybridge 1761 and Beau Ties Ltd. of Vermont.

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(Photography: Ben & Kelly Photography)

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(Photographer: Eyes 2 See)

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(Photography: Ben & Kelly Photography, Location: Sassi)

Groom and Groomsmen Attire Trends for 2017: Mismatched Suits. Perhaps the newest trend to hit the wedding world as far as groom’s attire is the mismatched suit trend. We often see a groom wearing one suit color, his best man wearing another, and the other groomsmen wearing a third color! As long as the formality is consistent, this is perfectly suitable for weddings in 2017.

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(Photography: Katrina Wallace Photographers)

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We’re looking forward to 2017’s weddings and seeing these groom and groomsmen attire trends on display!

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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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11
Oct
20 Times the Groom Stole Our Hearts
categories: Grooms, photography, real weddings, Wedding Inspiration

We love grooms. It sounds like a pretty simple statement but when you consider that the groom often plays a supporting role to his gorgeous bride, you can understand they they often get overlooked. But today the guys take center stage as we share 20 times the groom stole our hearts. These guys showed everything we love about them- strength, tenderness, love, emotion and fun.

20 Times the Groom Stole Our Hearts: First looks are often the sweetest time of the wedding day- it’s their own private little moment to share the excitement and soak in what’s to come. We find that many grooms get emotional when they see their love for the first time that day.

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(Photographer: Katrina Wallace Photographers, Location: Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Planner: Victoria Canada Weddings & Events)

This first look is especially sweet because the groom has a first look with his soon to be daughter and the emotion of the situation is tangible

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(2 photos above: Photographer: Katrina Wallace Photographers, Location: El Chorro, Florist: Blume Events LLC, Planner: Imoni Events)

20 Times the Groom Stole Our Hearts: Many times the getting ready photos of the groom and his guys are of cigars, toasting or hanging out. These guys showed there’s also sweet and poignant moments in the guys’ room too.

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(Photographer: Ben & Kelly Photography)

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(Photographer: DePoy Studios)

20 Times the Groom Stole Our Hearts: Ceremonies are ripe for sweet glances, tears of joy and touching moments. We’ll admit it, we’re emotion junkies!

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(Photographer: Ben & Kelly Photography, Location: Sassi)

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(Photographer: Katrina Wallace Photographers, Planner: Events by Stephanie Antoinette, Location: Desert Foothills)

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(Photographer: Eyes 2 See)

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(Photographer: Katrina Wallace Photographers)

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(Photographer: Hagerty Photography, Florist: Table Tops Etc.)

We love it when a groom steals a glance at his bride

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(Photographer: Eyes 2 See, Location: Phoenix Art Museum, Wedding Planner: A Day to Cherish, Florist: Butterfly Petals)

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(Photographer: Eyes 2 See)

20 Times the Groom Stole Our Hearts: Of course the reception is when everyone lets loose and personalities shine; often during the toasts the grooms surprise us with bursts of feeling that leave us laughing, teary eyed or both!

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(Photographer: Ben & Kelly Photography)

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(Photographer: DePoy Studios)

This groom’s sweetness is a perfect example of when a groom stole our hearts

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(Photographer: Ben & Kelly Photography, Location: JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa)

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(Photographer: Hagerty Photography, Planner: Meant2Be Events)

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(Photographer: Ben & Kelly Photography, Location: Sanctuary Camelback Mountain)

A groom who takes the stage to sing has out hearts forever!

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(Photographer: Eyes 2 See, Location: Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa)

This groom is pure fun- we bet they laugh together all the time!

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(Photographer: Fully Alive Photography)

A groom who can dip like this? And he’s in a tuxedo? Perfection!

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(Photographer: Eyes 2 See)

We’re loving this look back on 20 times the groom stole our hearts and will be sure to be on the look out for more!

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13
Sep
Gorgeous Fall and Winter Boutonnieres | Wedding Inspiration
categories: floral inspiration, Grooms, Wedding Inspiration

When sharing weddings with you, we often ooh and ahh over the bride’s bouquet because, well, they’re bigger than boutonnieres and grab our attention more, but today we are focusing on the much loved boutonniere. Grooms have been donning these mini-bouquets on their lapels since the 19th century and our Elite Circle florists are experts at creating gorgeous fall and winter boutonnieres. Take a look!

Gorgeous Fall and Winter Boutonnieres: This burlap wrapped boutonniere is one of the most unique ones we’ve seen- it pretty much screams Fall

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(Florist: Brady’s Floral Gallery, Photographer: Ben + Kelly Photography)

Gorgeous Fall and Winter Boutonnieres: Designed by Flower Bar, this deep red boutonniere sure is a beauty

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(Florist: Flower Bar)

We kind of love it when a groom is overcome with emotion at the sight of his bride walking towards him!

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(Florist: Your Event Florist, Location: Sassi)

Gorgeous Fall and Winter Boutonnieres: Butterfly Petals rarely does any floral design without a little pop of something unique and this feather spiked boutonniere is no exception!

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(Florist: Butterfly Petals, Photographer: Melissa Jill Photography)

Gorgeous Fall and Winter Boutonnieres: How fabulous is this boutonniere/pocket square combo? Table Tops, Etc. did such a good job complementing the pattern instead of competing with it.

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(Florist: Table Tops, Etc.)

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(Florist: Flower Bar, Location: Musical Instrument Museum, Photographer: Savidge Photography)

Gorgeous Fall and Winter Boutonnieres: A boutonniere with succulents is exactly what grooms in Arizona need!

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(Florist: Flower Bar, Photographer: Mike Olbinski Photography)

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(Florist: Your Event Florist)

Gorgeous Fall and Winter Boutonnieres: Flower Bar decided to put a glass ball into this boutonniere- so interesting!

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(Florist: Flower Bar, Location: Musical Instrument Museum, Photographer: Savidge Photography)

Gorgeous Fall and Winter Boutonnieres: You get all the winter wedding colors you could want with this Butterfly Petals boutonniere

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(Florist: Butterfly Petals)

Gorgeous Fall and Winter Boutonnieres: And finally, a few perfectly winter boutonnieres. The first has a warmer edge to it with ivory and light brown and the other two are all white (with a bit of greenery)-they will be perfect for the very popular monochromatic white weddings we’re seeing these days.

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(Florist: Flower Bar)

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(Florist: Brady’s Floral Gallery)

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(Florist: Your Event Florist)

As you can see, grooms have many options when it comes to gorgeous fall and winter boutonnieres and Arizona’s Elite Circle florists are ready to create yours!

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19
Aug
Wooden Wedding Accessories for Grooms | The Two Guys Bowtie
categories: Grooms, Wedding Inspiration

When we’re talking weddings, we can all agree that the details matter, right? Brides and grooms literally have million of ways to make their wedding personal, unique and fun so there’s no excuse for boring wedding decor and accessories! One very hip way to take attire to the next level is through wooden wedding accessories for grooms from The Two Guys Bowtie- they make ties, lapels, and pocket squares that bump up men’s fashion in the best way.

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See, we LOVE these wooden wedding accessories for grooms because they’re unique and customizable. Not to mention creative! The wooden bowties grabbed our attention but it’s the wooden detailed pocket squares that are making us giddy. See how there’s wood affixed to the material? This detail makes something that could be perceived as stuffy into a modern and chic accessory.

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If you like the look of the wooden tie but don’t want wood on the pocket square, The Two Guys Bowtie has a more traditional (but still hip) option too!

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The Two Guys Bowtie has a huge variety of wooden wedding accessories for grooms- these lapel pins come in many styles, shapes and fabric options.

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And of course there are the bowties which come in a variety of shapes, finishes, wood grains, and fabric wraps. Customers can even send in their own fabric!

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The patterns that are etched, painted or in some cases inlaid onto some of the ties make for a very interesting effect- argyle, polka dots, stripes…the possibilities are pretty endless!

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Also, there’s the custom skyline bowtie, making these the ultimate personalized wooden wedding accessories for grooms. This one depicts the Paris horizon so it would be perfect for a French destination wedding, themed wedding or honeymoon!

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To shop The Two Guys Bowtie and get your wooden wedding accessories for grooms and groomsmen, click here!

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21
Jun
Anna and Ryan’s New England Southwest Wedding
categories: cakes and sweets, destination weddings and honeymoons, fabulous reception sites, floral inspiration, Grooms, photography, real weddings, reception ideas, Wedding Inspiration

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Anna and Ryan’s New England Southwest Wedding is a sight to behold…this couple, who lives in Rhode Island, chose Arizona for their wedding and was blessed with the most AMAZING sunset! Luckily, Elite Circle photographers Ben & Kelly Photography captured all the magic.

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Bride Anna explains their vision for their wedding: …since so many people were traveling, many who had never visited Arizona, we wanted to introduce them to some of Arizona’s best. We also wanted the event to have a personal and energetic feel to it. 

People call us Fish and Ships because of our last names. #FishandShipsForever was our hashtag and my cousin who designed the invitation suite and signage incorporated that with our desert/rustic theme

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New England Southwest Wedding Details: We kept our colors pretty simple and within the desert theme. The only colors in the wedding party attire were a dusty lavender and navy blue with the rest being shades of grey.

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Favorite Moment: Two moments stick out for us. We didn’t do a first look, so when I was walking down the aisle, seeing him for the first time that day, seeing his excitement knowing it was all finally in motion and happening, while being surrounded by the beautiful desert and our beaming family and friends, it was the most loving feeling in the world. The second moment: being on the PACKED dance floor, looking around seeing everyone smiling, singing, dancing and genuinely enjoying themselves made us so happy and we felt truly celebrated by a fabulous, fun-loving group.

Two friends played the guitar at our ceremony. We were raised with different religious backgrounds, but each set of parents read a prayer or their choosing during our ceremony. Jane, a family member who also married my parents 34 years ago, knew us both so well and officiated the ceremony making it especially personal and special.

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What was most important to you two as you planned your wedding? We wanted to maintain focus on what the day was really about: the celebration of our love and commitment. (emphasis on celebration–we’re all about having fun!) We were intentional about not stressing about the things we considered “over the top”. We set our priorities and tried to not let the bells and whistles get in the way.

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New England Southwest Wedding Details: Part of our table-scape included our favors. We planted succulents in candle votives for everyone to take a home a little piece of the desert.We danced to the Hora and went up in the chairs to kick off the dance party. Guest enjoyed signature drinks, Cape Codder’s and Cucumber Margaritas, a taste of both New England and the Southwest. The entire night the dance floor was packed. Guests are still raving about the music and the delicious dinner!

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Desert Botanical Garden has a luminaria event each winter and the colorful “decorations” made for the most stunning background!

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And then there was cake…lots and lots of cake!

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And here’s one more sunset shot that will set your heart on fire!

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Congratulations Anna & Ryan and thank you for sharing your New England Southwest wedding with us!

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Photography: Ben & Kelly Photography (Second Shooter: Katrina Wallace Photographers)

Location: Desert Botanical Garden

DJ: Ray the DJ

Hotel Accommodations: Tempe Mission Palms

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