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31
Jan
A Valentine’s Day Getaway at A Romantic Arizona Resort
categories: destination weddings and honeymoons, fabulous reception sites, rehearsal dinner spots, upcoming events, Wedding Resources
If you have plans to make this Valentine’s Day especially romantic, we have a fabulous idea for you: book a Valentines Day Getaway at Royal Palms Resort and Spa!

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While the resort offers Romantication© packages year-round, which are customized, romantic experiences, this Valentine’s Day, Royal Palms is taking romance to a whole new level for the entire month of February with the “Ultimate Romance Package”:
Ultimate Romance Package – $2,800 per night (stay from Feb. 1 – Feb. 28)

-One night of luxurious accommodations in an Alvadora Spa Villa.

-Ultimate Garden of Love Via Cappello Dinner package that includes private use of the Garden of Love that will be decorated with rose petals and votive candles; a five-course dinner for two by Executive Chef Todd Allison with wine pairings; a personal server throughout the evening; a fresh floral arrangement table setting and romantic music.

-Rose petal turndown service.

-Sparkling wine and a dozen chocolate-covered strawberries delivered upon check-in.

-Breakfast for two via room service or at T. Cook’s.

-$150 credit to Alvadora Spa to be used towards a treatment or merchandise.

Also, T. Cook’s will have an ultra-luxe, prix-fixe menu. Have you eaten there? It’s delicious but it’s more than that- it’s a highly acclaimed restaurant that’s pretty much legendary in the Valley!
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Since it began as a couple’s Desert Getaway in 1929, this Phoenix, Arizona hotel has offered generations of guests the intimate atmosphere of a luxurious, private residence—along with the amenities of an award-winning resort.
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The beloved resort is known for it’s romantic enclaves, intimate atmosphere and first-class customer service.
Winding stone paths transport guests past a grove of orange trees, trickling fountains in courtyards, roaring outdoor fireplaces, 100-year-old rustic doorways and hand-painted tiles, and lush gardens filled with magenta bougainvillea, exotic plants and desert flowers. A true destination for lovers, the resort was originally built as a private mansion in 1929 as a grand gesture of love by financier Delos Willard Cooke for his wife Florence. 
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For the most romantic Valentines Day getaway, book the Ultimate Romance Package at Royal Palms Resort and Spa: 800-672-6011 | Website
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27
Dec
Tips for Getting People to RSVP to your Wedding {w/Infographic!}
categories: from the consultants, the paper chase, Tips and Advice, Wedding Inspiration, Wedding Resources

When it comes to your wedding RSVP’s, the goal is very simple- you need guests to tell you how many people are attending your wedding by a certain date- but the way to achieve that goal can be tricky. You want to be clear with guests that you need a reply by a certain date without being too demanding. You might even need said guests to give you extra information such as meal preferences, intent to attend additional wedding related events, a +1 name, or even song suggestions. This all seems pretty straightforward but the trickiest part is actually getting your guests to RSVP on time! In an effort to help you get off to a good start, we’re sharing our best tips for getting people to RSVP to your wedding.

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Event Planner Victoria Canada of Victoria Canada Weddings + Events top 2 tips for getting people to RSVP to your wedding: 

-If guests do not RSVP at the requested time, call them! You can say, “We noticed we are missing your RSVP and we wanted to make sure that you received your invitation to the wedding!”. By mentioning that it may have gotten lost in the mail, you’re disarming your guest and opening up the conversation. And mail actually does get lost sometimes!

 –If you’re offering meal choices, have guests place their initials next to their meal choice on the RSVP card.  This will make it easier for when you’re organizing seating or place cards.
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Tips for Getting People to RSVP to your Wedding: Guests should RSVP at least 8 weeks before the big day and no less than 3 weeks before. Your caterer will need a head count and you need to build in a bit of a cushion to follow up with guests who haven’t RSVP’d yet.
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(Stationer: Be in Love Designs)

Tips for Getting People to RSVP to your Wedding: Be very clear about HOW and WHEN to RSVP. You’ll get much better results if you offer a few ways to RSVP such as a card via snail mail, text, email, or an online RSVP site (like Eventbrite). If you do offer a snail mail option, always include a pre-addressed, pre-stamped envelope. Consider the age of people who have been invited- some may not be comfortable with online or mobile device RSVP’s so a good ol’ fashioned card is still a really solid option.

Tips for Getting People to RSVP to your Wedding: Be (and stay) organized! If you don’t have a plan to track your RSVP’s, you’ll have a nightmare on your hands. Whether you use a spreadsheet, a notebook, or an online tracking system, make sure you use it every single time you get an RSVP because even though you think you’ll remember, you won’t!

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(Stationer: Be in Love Designs)

Tips for Getting People to RSVP to your Wedding: Send a reminder to RSVP a week prior to any guests that haven’t replied then follow up if you still don’t get a response. You can send an email or text, or better yet, make a phone call to check with guests who haven’t RSVP’d yet. Most of them will be so grateful that you are following up!

Tips for Getting People to RSVP to your Wedding: Give yourself a cushion. Remember that it will take time to follow up with non-responders and you don’t want panic to set in because you started following up the day before your count is due to the caterer. Also, expect that some guests who don’t ever reply will still attend and some guests that reply yes will be a no-show. It happens all the time and there’s no need to stress about it!

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Tips for Getting People to RSVP to your Wedding: Include some fun! If one of your priorities for your wedding is a packed dance floor, ask guests for song suggestions on the RSVP card. You’ll be able to give your DJ or band a well-rounded song list without doing all the work!

Tips for Getting People to RSVP to your Wedding: If you want to track your RSVP’s online, consider using Eventbrite. You’ve probably already used this online RSVP/ticketing service to attend an event, join a party or even RSVP to someone else’s wedding and while we highly recommend sending an actual invitation in the mail, we like Eventbrite’s ability to track your RSVP’s. Their event management software can be used for any size event and is very user friendly; with Eventbrite your event can be made private, several events can be listed (like a welcome dinner, wedding ceremony, reception, and brunch) and there’s a password option so only your guests can see and respond to the event. Check out Eventbrite’s infographic about RSVPing:

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20
Dec
Charity Event in Arizona | Project NACE: Design Through the Decades
categories: bridal fashions, entertainment, Meet Our Friends, Wedding Inspiration, Wedding Resources

The Phoenix chapter of NACE (a professional catering and event industry group) hosts a yearly Arizona fundraising event called Project NACE and this year the theme was Design Through the Decades. We look forward to  participating in this creative fundraiser every year (we had a ton of fun creating our dress!) and doing our part to raise money for Singleton Moms which supports single parents with cancer.

Our dress, a 1960’s mod frock, was made with copies of our magazine and is paired with a fun clutch that is also made from our magazines!

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One of our Elite Circle wedding venues, Tempe Mission Palms, also participated in the fashion show. With the hotel being built in 1985, it was only fitting to design a dress from the 1980’s that included actual palm leaves along with pops of neon orange to tie in the orange trees that are all within the beautiful lighted courtyard of the hotel.

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Elite Circle bridesmaid shop Bella Bridesmaids added some “real” fashion to the show with some of their gorgeous bridesmaid dresses. The brand new Theia rose gold sequin gown and separates from designer Jenny Yoo were a hit with the crowd.

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The chic Twobirds jumpsuit has the same styling options as the convertible dresses (cool, right?) and the soft floral print dress by Donna Morgan has a super feminine silhouette

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There were also decade-themed tables designed by the members of NACE- all centerpieces were created by Creative Occasions and the chairs and chargers were provided by Classic Party Rentals. You can see that the Project NACE event is a charity event in Arizona that’s not to be missed!

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Awards went to: Classic Party Rentals (Vendor Sponsor of the Year) and Kellie Mendoza with Tempe Mission Palms (President’s Rising Star:). Yes, our Elite Circle wedding professionals truly are the BEST!

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Kudos to all the behind the scenes member sponsors of this charity event in Arizona:

Elite Circle Sponsors:
Babydoll Weddings
Classic Party Rentals
Creative Occasions
Something New Media

Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas – Host venue
Creative Coverings – Linens
AFR – Fashion show couches and cocktail high boys
Posh Invitations – Menu cards
SKM Entertainment – DJ Justin, music
Groove Heads Entertainment – Music videos
Fable Photo and Video and Elizabeth Douglas Photography – Photographers
Paula Jacqueline Cakes and Pastries – Dessert
Kool Party Rentals – Bling Podium
Custom Craft Ice – Ice sculpture
Luv Bridal – Wedding Dresses for fashion show
Make Up Artistry by Tamara Bickley  – Makeup
Red Door Spa – Hair
PSAV – Audio visual

For more information about NACE, visit their Website or Facebook page

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16
Dec
The Phoenix Bride & Groom Winter Spring 2017 Issue!
categories: Wedding Inspiration, Wedding Resources

It’s our favorite time of the year for so many reasons but the release of our Winter Spring 2017 issue of Phoenix Bride & Groom tops our list this year. We’re incredibly proud to share our magazine with you- it’s filled with wedding planning advice, real Arizona weddings, and the insane talents of our Elite Circle wedding professionals. Enjoy!

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Phoenix Bride & Groom Winter/Spring Cover Shoot Team:

Location: Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Photographer: Christine Johnson Photography
Fashion stylist: Risa Kostis of Ristyle Consulting
Assistant: Kelly Stoneman
Gown(cover): Schaffer’s
Makeup artist: Corinna Bertram
Floral: Brady’s Floral Gallery
Video: Something New Media Weddings
Assistant: Whitney Rammer
Hair stylist: Amber Tillinghast
Groom attire and shoes: Magro
Jewelry: The Estate Watch & Jewelry Company
Models: Lia and Matthew of The Agency Arizona

Pick up copies of Phoenix Bride & Groom at any of these locations | Website | Download our Digital Magazine!

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30
Sep
Monochromatic White Wedding in Arizona
categories: bridal fashions, fabulous reception sites, floral inspiration, real weddings, reception ideas, Scottsdale Weddings, Wedding Inspiration

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Corey and Scott are a dream couple who planned the most beautiful wedding at El Chorro, right in the heart of Paradise Valley. The day was floral filled and love soaked, exactly how we like weddings to be, and it shows just how incredibly gorgeous a monochromatic white wedding in Arizona can be!

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Monochromatic White Wedding in Arizona: The girls had a “Bubbly Bar” as they were getting ready- this is such a fun idea!

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Love Sweet Love: We asked Corey about the book that brought her to tears and we learned that Scott is one of the sweetest grooms EVER…Scott had saved every single card I had ever given him in our relationship. He used them all to walk through the story of our relationship and gave it to me as a gift/scrapbook on our wedding day. 

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Favorite Moment: My favorite moment of the entire day was our first look. The intimate setting, the anticipation, and the overwhelming feeling of emotion you get from seeing your husband for the first time is unlike any moment you experience the entire day. 

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Monochromatic White Wedding Ceremony: The ceremony was on the Wedding Lawn and the stunning views of Camelback framed the couple perfectly as they said their I do’s. As wedding planner Victoria Canada explains, the floral was nicknamed the “hug” because the floral piece had a rounded effect. In essence it felt like they were being hugged with flowers.
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Their faces say it all!
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Monochromatic White Wedding Cocktail Hour: Cocktail hour showcased the white “beachy desert” theme Corey wanted for the day- glass vases, pretty white floral arrangements, elegant white linens and silver and wood accents brought it all together.
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Monochromatic White Wedding Reception: The reception was the perfect combination of elegant & glamorous and bright & airy; chandeliers and floral pieces were hung overhead complementing the soft pink drape that made for an intimate atmosphere.
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The Venue: As soon as we saw the venue we knew it was absolutely us…the cocktail hour {venue}, market street lights and rustic features had us sold- not to mention the service was absolutely incredible. We wanted an intimate setting where we would treasure our photos for years to come and a venue that we would enjoy every second with our guests- El Chorro made that an easy decision. 
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A Dream Come True: We wanted our guests to be comfortable, enjoy great food and drinks, and dance all night…Victoria Canada provided just that and more and the compliment that we received all night was “you look so relaxed”, exactly what we hoped our guests would say! The whole day came and went as if it were a dream, our only wish was we could do it all over again.
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El Chorro’s famous sticky buns were the perfect end late night takeaway!
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The Wedding Planner: We wanted the best and we wanted someone who would take the time to get to know is as a couple and make our day memorable and special. We loved absolutely every minute working with Victoria and her team. There was no detail overlooked and there was absolutely every detail thought of. She allowed us the entire week(!) to just focus on each other and everyone who was a part of our special day instead of the stress that could come with a wedding.  
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Corey and Scott, thank you for sharing your completely beautiful wedding with us and congratulations!
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Location: El Chorro
Photography: Elyse Hall Photography :: Florist: Petal Pusher : Cake: La Dolce Pesca
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23
Sep
Fall Wedding Open House | Sassi Weddings
categories: fabulous reception sites, open houses, Scottsdale Weddings

Choosing your wedding venue is no small feat so an opportunity to tour a property, experience the event team in action and actually attend an event at a venue is not to be missed! Sassi Weddings’ upcoming Fall Wedding Open House is your chance to do all of these things.

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Sassi Weddings offers couples getting married in Arizona a unique Old World experience. The venue has breathtaking city and mountain views along with delicious artisan cuisine inspired by Southern Italian traditions. Private rooms for 8-36+ guests are available as well as the garden lawn and private event space for 150+ guests.

At the Fall wedding open house you’ll get to tour the private Sassi room featuring a fireplace and covered patio overlooking the courtyard fountain. It’s one of the most romantic places to celebrate your nuptials in Arizona!

Amanda and Kurt’s Sassi Wedding was one gorgeous affair; bride Amanda recalls, “Many of our guests commented that dinner was one of the best meals that they have had.”

Mariam and Morgan’s Destination Wedding at Sassi was a beautiful blend of Mariam’s Persian heritage and Morgan’s Army ties. The couple’s vision for the reception was stunning: “We really wanted the room to have a glow and all the candles and up lighting really helped create the mood we wanted.”

If you aren’t able to attend the Fall Wedding Open House, call Bernice at 480-502-3335 to schedule a private tour. Read more about the Sassi Buyout option and ask about the current incentives that include flexible food and beverage minimums and complimentary ceremony fee based on open available dates.

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