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10
Mar
Arizona Wedding Venue | Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Spa Casitas Refresh
categories: destination weddings and honeymoons, fabulous reception sites, for your ceremony, real weddings

Elite Circle Arizona Wedding Venue Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa has capped a multi-year enhancement and recently unveiled a $2 million refresh of its Spa Casitas and Suites. So what does this mean for couples getting married in Arizona? Well, besides the stunning (and let’s face it, completely legendary) views couples who wed at Sanctuary enjoy, guests also get to experience on-site luxury accommodations. This is a pretty big deal considering Sanctuary is already one of the most coveted resorts in town!

We know bathtubs might not be your priority when searching for your ideal Arizona wedding venue but look at this beautiful scene and try to tell us you’re not tempted to soak a few hours away right here. Just try…

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Sanctuary’s Spa Casitas surround the resort’s stunning infinity-edge pool (which is adult-only Fri-Sun) and award-winning Sanctuary Spa

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All 12 of the casitas have been refreshed with new upholstered beds, nightstands and tables, as well as outdoor patio furniture. Lighting, artwork, upholstery, rugs and bathroom draperies have also been replaced. Their spacious bathrooms feature double sinks, separate tubs and showers, and walk-in closets accommodate longer-term stays with ease.

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The resort’s 12 Spa Suites, with glass rock fireplaces and Paradise Valley views, have received extensive indoor and outdoor upgrades. These include new sleeper sectionals, dining tables, fresh upholstery, and living space rugs. Master bedrooms feature all new furnishings and their original built-in shelving has been removed for a more streamlined, open look. Outdoors, there are new patio daybeds with canopies for privacy. Back patios with oversized soaking tubs have new teak decking and privacy screens for an enhanced outdoor bathing experience. Many suites also have new carpet in the master bedrooms as well as upgraded lighting throughout.

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The renovation of Sanctuary’s Spa Suites and Casitas comes on the heels of the opening of Spa House in May 2016. This 3,500-square-foot private mountain home, with its own treatment room, movement studio, and open-flow home design ideal for entertaining, was conceived as an exclusive spa escape for groups of up to 16. The Spa House’s four bedrooms accommodate up to eight guests, and an additional eight can be housed in four new 875-square-foot Terrace Suites.

We wrote about the re-opening of Spa House- click here to read more!

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Sanctuary is a striking boutique property on Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley, Arizona, just minutes from downtown Scottsdale. The resort enjoys international acclaim for its contemporary design, award-winning elements restaurant and Sanctuary Spa.

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Website | Call: 480.948.2100 | Wedding Sales Manager: 480.607.2373

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3
Mar
A White and Gold Wedding in Arizona
categories: fabulous reception sites, real weddings, reception ideas, Wedding Inspiration

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Natasha and Jeffery’s wedding weekend was all about fun from start to finish; the gals enjoying a bridal luncheon and salon time while the guys golfed, of course Saturday was the wedding day and a Sunday brunch wrapped up the weekend nicely. The couple definitely kept their guests busy while everyone gathered at the historic resort, The Wigwam, and they had the time of their lives. Fall in love with the resort and this sweet couple as we share their white and gold wedding in Arizona!

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White and Gold Wedding in Arizona: The bridal party donned classic black bridesmaids dresses and tuxedos while the groom differentiated himself with a dapper white tuxedo.

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White and Gold Wedding in Arizona: The couple’s ceremony took place in an enchanted setting- The Wigwam’s outdoor courtyard. Bride Natasha tells us: If I had to choose one moment that will forever stick out in my mind, it would be seeing my future husband standing at the altar for the first time. We hadn’t done a “first look” or taken photos beforehand so the anticipation had been building as what seemed like forever for all the guests to be seated. Finally walking down the aisle and seeing Jeff standing there, with a huge grin on his face, was an unforgettable moment.

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White and Gold Wedding in Arizona: Guests proceeded to an outdoor cocktail hour while the bride, groom and bridal party (including the couple’s dog!) took photos.

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White and Gold Wedding in Arizona: The reception in the ballroom shimmered with metallic linens, grand floral centerpieces and extensive drape which created an intimate and romantic effect.

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Natasha recalls: The entire wedding weekend was beyond anything we could have ever imagined! Seeing old friends, new friends, family members, and celebrating with them all was incredible special for us.

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Natasha and Jeffery, thank you for sharing your beautiful white and gold wedding in Arizona with us and congratulations (this wedding was featured in our magazine- click here to see it online)!

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Location: The Wigwam

Photographer: Eyes 2 See

Linens: Classic Party Rentals

Invitations: Celebrations in Paper

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Event Coordinator and Florist: Thee Wedding and Event Warehouse | Cake: Frosted Art Inc

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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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9
Jan
Kellie & Jamie’s Intimate Backyard Wedding in Arizona
categories: floral inspiration, real weddings, reception ideas, Wedding Inspiration

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How would we describe Kellie and Jamie’s intimate backyard wedding in Arizona? Simple! It was a day of pure joy and easy love. Sounds pretty great, right?!  These two, who knew after 6 months of dating that they would be together forever, just seem like the kind of people who went with the flow on their wedding day because simply being there with their family and friends was all they needed. We kinda, OK, we COMPLETELY, love that!

Intimate Backyard Wedding in Arizona | Color Palette: The couple’s indigo,white, gold and pale pink color palette is stunning in the bride’s cousin’s backyard…enjoy the pretty!

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Intimate Backyard Wedding in Arizona | Ceremony: Family members banded together and built the wedding ceremony arbor in the backyard and Mermaid’s Flower Crown did a fabulous job of decorating the arbor with blush colored garden roses and succulents. 

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One of our very favorite things about Kellie and Jamie’s wedding is the reaction of their guests as they each walked down the aisle- it’s a reflection of the celebratory mood of the day and we love that no one felt too inhibited to cheer.

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Intimate Backyard Wedding in Arizona | Favorite Moment: If I had to choose just one it would have to be saying our vows and hearing all of our loved ones and family cheer for us. It was such a special moment in time for me and I will never forget it. Jamie told me that his favorite part of our wedding day was being able to have the event in such a personal location because it was my cousin’s backyard. We were so lucky to have such and intimate and beautiful place to host our special day.

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Intimate Backyard Wedding in Arizona | Reception: The reception featured poolside feasting tables that included gold chargers, geometric shapes and blue accents. On our long wooden tables we used Shibori tie-dyed table runners. Gold geometric shapes were used for the candle holders as well as indigo and clear glass holders. Mermaid’s Flower Crown did a beautiful job with the roses and succulent center pieces.

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Intimate Backyard Wedding in Arizona | Sweetness: The highlight of the wedding was being able to spend the night celebrating and with my new husband and family.

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The bistro lights strung overhead created a romantic mood for the couple’s first dance

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A gelato cart provided guests with a late night sugar rush- necessary for dancing into the wee hours!

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Kellie and Jamie, thank you for sharing your sweet and beautiful intimate backyard wedding in Arizona with us and congratulations!

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Rentals: Classic Event and Tent Rentals

Servers: Simply Servers

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Photographer: Brittany LeSueur Photo | Floral Design: Mermaid’s Flower Crown | Wedding Gown: A&Be Bridal Shop | Gelato: Frost Gelato | Lighting: Arizona Uplighting

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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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8
Nov
A Fresh White and Black Wedding at SoHo63
categories: fabulous reception sites, floral inspiration, for your ceremony, real weddings, reception ideas, Wedding Inspiration

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McKenna and Klayton’s fresh white and black wedding at SoHo63 is just so pretty you’re going to love it- the bride is radiant, the groom is handsome and the venue allows for the couple’s personal design wishes to shine. One of their biggest priorities was to have gorgeous flowers and the (almost) all-white arrangements are stunning!

McKenna recalls: The most important thing to us when we were planning were the flowers. We really wanted to make a statement with the floral décor. From the floating arrangements to the massive wishing tree that was filled with lush flowers around the base, it was truly a floral dream for us.

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The couple included all their siblings in their bridal party- don’t they look like a fun group?! McKenna’s sister created all the flower arrangements except for the hanging floral chandeliers at the reception and we think she did an amazing job.

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A Fresh White and Black Wedding Ceremony: We had a string duo during our ceremony, playing some untypical wedding music, including Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do” for McKenna’s {my} processional…McKenna’s brother, Trevor, was our officiant. Our vows were touching and personalized by the bride and groom, and really captured the love that we have for each other now and for the rest of time.

Saying our vows to each other and in front of our family and friends was truly a moment that will forever be in our hearts. 

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SoHo63’s Tribeca Terrace is modeled after a city rooftop promenade- it provides an intimate space for ceremonies or outdoor revelry that is truly unique to Arizona

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A Fresh White and Black Wedding Reception: The modern design of SoHo63’s Gramercy Ballroom was a perfect fit for McKenna and Klayton’s white wedding vision; shimmering linens, silver chiavari chairs and fresh centerpieces all came together to make this wedding gorgeous but it was the hanging floral chandeliers that really added the wow factor!

McKenna explains how she and Klayton added personal touches to their cocktail hour and reception: Our cocktail napkins had cute True or False questions about our relationship that our guests could read while enjoying cocktail hour…and instead of table numbers we added the locations we have traveled to and a quick story on each table about our trips there.

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We loved our custom wine box with the lyrics from our first dance song, Ellie Goulding’s “How Long Will I Love You” engraved on the top. We put our favorite wine from our first trip together in it, locked it up with love letters from each other, and will open it up on our first anniversary. We will repeat this on each anniversary. 

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This sweetheart table is so dreamy! We love the shimmer, the fancy chairs, and the chandelier placed perfectly overhead!

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The Venue: We really wanted a clean, classic, timeless look. We both agreed that when we look back on our photos for years to come to have a classic white wedding. We loved the way it looked with the venue of SoHo as it is such a clean, modern space. We couldn’t have been more pleased with the white and black wedding. It was truly everything we dreamed of.

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Advice for couples: The only thing we would have changed was not to rush everything, and truly slow down and enjoy the moments leading up to ceremony.

McKenna and Klayton, thank you for sharing your fresh white and black wedding with us and congratulations!

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Ceremony and Reception Venue: SoHo63

Cake: Piece of Cake Desserts

Videographer: Something New Media

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