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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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28
Oct
Outdoor Engagement Session in Arizona | Phoenix
categories: Engagement, photography

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OK Natasha and Crosby, we see you. We adore you. We need to redo our own engagement photos… ha ha!

When Elite Circle photographer Tracy Battaglia from Fully Alive Photography sent us this gorgeous outdoor engagement session in Arizona- at Desert Botanical Garden and Papago Park to be exact- we had some serious engagement session envy. These two have it all- a fun demeanor, a good dose of sexiness, the most perfect desert backdrop with pops of color and a very cool sense of style. Enjoy every juicy minute of this one readers!

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The couple met through a dating app, chatted online and eventually met in person. It’s been 2 years since that fateful meeting and here they are, engaged and getting married in December!

Desert Botanical Garden is such a lovely setting for an outdoor engagement session in Arizona because it has all kinds of winding paths, desert flowers and cacti and interesting architecture as well.

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Favorite Things: 

Crosby: How she can make me smile every single waking second. We have such a similar taste of culture and lust for adventure, and she’s really opened my eyes to a lot of awesome stuff that I don’t think I would have experienced so fully. 

Natasha: He is the best partner to journey through all the winding paths of life with; his passion for life is infectious. He helps me see the brighter side of the darkest of situations, and never fails to make me laugh.

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With the warm sunlight and cool shady spots, Fully Alive Photography took full advantage of the perfect weather for this outdoor engagement session in Arizona

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We’re a whole lot in love with the quiet tenderness captured in this photo

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Ideal Date Night: Good food followed by live music at a dive bar, maybe skee-ball.

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The Proposal: Crosby proposed to me on 12/26/15, which also happens to be my birthday. He, along with my closest friends, arranged a circus themed birthday party for me at their house, but kept the surprise of the proposal. Crosby even had my best friend from California come down to be a part of the event. I was dressed as the ringmaster, and he in full vintage clown makeup. He filled the room with so many of my dearest friends and actually dropped to both knees while proposing. Needless to say, I said yes immediately! I was totally surprised and spent much of the night in awe of how much love filled that entire home.

How did you choose Fully Alive Photography? When I was first planning my wedding, one of my closest friends and I went to a bridal expo in downtown Phoenix. I was immediately struck by how gorgeous Tracy’s photos were; so many beautiful compositions and colors. After I had the opportunity to experience her warm and genuine demeanor in person, I was sold. 

Congratulations Natasha and Crosby and thank you for letting us feature your engagement session- we can’t wait to hear about the wedding!

Photos: Fully Alive Photography

Location: Desert Botanical Garden & Papago Park

Hair and Makeup: Primp & Blow (Arcadia)

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18
Oct
Engagement Photo Session in Tempe, Arizona
categories: Engagement, photography

Angel and Imelda’s love story starts in the cutest way- they were enrolled in a high school French class and Imelda, who had recently moved to the States and hadn’t refined her English skills yet, knew she needed a partner who would be willing to help with both her English and French. She spotted Angel, who seemed very nice and sweet, and they hit it off! Today we’re sharing their engagement photo session in Tempe and you’ll love this couple’s sweetness and adoration for each other.

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What is your favorite thing about each other?

Imelda: He makes me feel extremely comfortable with myself. Even from our first date I felt like I could be the best version of myself without even trying.

Angel: I love how creative and kind she is. She’s always working on something. And she’s outgoing and she takes so much initiative. For example, the house. She goes over every detail; inside to out.

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Ideal date night: Going out to a new restaurant with food from a different culture with a group of our best friends. Definitely trying new food and trying something new.

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The Proposal: After many years of dating, we decided to start attending a church together and eventually a Friday night Bible study with friends. Valentine’s Day was coming up and Imelda wanted to know if we had plans. I had something up my sleeve but didn’t let Imelda know; we were just going to bible study that Friday evening, nothing else. During the prayer exchange, everyone wrote notes and threw them into a fish bowl to read aloud. When it came time for Imelda to read hers, she started reading and realized it was the first half of First Corinthians 13:4. As the words ended, I finished the rest of the Bible verse and got down on one knee to propose to her. She was surrounded by her closest group of friends and family and it could not have been more perfect.

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The couple’s engagement photo session was in downtown Tempe on Mill Avenue- the street has so much energy so it’s definitely a fun location!

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How did you choose Something New Media for your engagement photo session? We had seen their work through social media and from the moment we saw it, we knew they were right choice. In talking about our wedding with friends and family, we knew exactly what we wanted and Something New Media was it. 

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What are you most excited about regarding your wedding? We are most excited to have everyone enjoy the wedding with us…after the ceremony, we envision people just surrounding us. It’s only really one day ever that you get everyone you love and enjoy surrounding you. It’s just amazing to have that captured.

Angel and Imelda, thank you for sharing your engagement photo session with us and congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

Photos: Something New Media Weddings | Email: booking@somethingnewmedia.com | Call: 602-730-0478

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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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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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5
Aug
Engagement Session Tips from a Photographer
categories: Engagement, photography, Tips and Advice

Just like parents on their child’s wedding day, we’re pretty darn proud of our Elite Circle wedding vendors. The Elite Circle is a group of wedding vendors in the Phoenix, Arizona area that surpass the ordinary with their talents, level of expertise and customer service. Whenever you see a styled shoot, wedding, or engagement session online that you absolutely adore, chances are at least a few Elite Circle vendors are involved so when we saw an article with engagement session tips from a photographer, we knew the advice was sound.

Eyes 2 See Photography writes about why you should have an engagement session and we pulled a few tips for you and some of our favorite engagement photos taken by Eyes 2 See. Embrace the love!

Engagement Session Tips from a Photographer: Connections matter! Engagement sessions help you and your photographer get to know each other. As a photographer, it is important for us to get to know how to best photograph you. We want to see how creative you are and teach you how to look great in front of the camera. As a couple, take time for an engagement session to help you practice for the wedding day. We promise it will help you open up, look great and feel comfortable with your photographer.

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Engagement Session Tips from a Photographer: Decompress, go on a special date. Wedding planning can be stressful. Engagement pictures are your chance to do something fun with your partner. Make it a date! We suggest you take a few minutes to plan a perfect day together and have your photographer document the adventure. These candid moments of you making a meal together, skiing, or exploring the city will be more memorable than just a headshot. Your options are only limited by your imagination. Our photographers and videographers love to get creative with ideas. Let us know if you need help brainstorming your engagement session/date.

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To read the complete article from Eyes 2 See about why you should do an engagement session, click here!

Read some of our own tips for engagement sessions including how to choose a location, timing and how to work best with your photographer

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