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28
Apr
Scottsdale Wedding Venue with Mountain Views: Wekopa Resort (includes booking specials!)
categories: fabulous reception sites, Meet Our Friends, Wedding Inspiration

If you’re at the “find my perfect wedding venue” stage of wedding planning, we’re here to help! 4-Diamond Wekopa Resort and Conference Center is a stunning Scottsdale wedding venue with mountain views, two of the top-rated golf courses in Arizona, several outdoor and indoor venue options, and signature service.

At the resort, you’ll discover several places to exchange vows. The Courtyard Plaza is one such venue and you’ll love it for it’s simplicity (think: blank slate that’s perfect for your wedding decor to shine) and spectacular mountain views. With seating for up to 250 guests, you can invite a large group to celebrate with!

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If golf is your thing, say “I do” on the golf course! The green grass and mountain backdrop are a draw for couples who are planning their weddings in Arizona.

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With 18,000 square feet to let your creativity run wild, the Wassaja Ballroom accommodates weddings as large as 1,000 guests. Clearly, with a space like this, you have the opportunity to transform this grand ballroom into the wedding reception you’ve always dreamed of. The venue has a large foyer with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the courtyard and Red Mountains; 18-foot ceilings add to the impressive and sophisticated atmosphere.

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La Puesta del Sol, “The Setting Sun”, is one of the most unique Southwestern style venues in Arizona. Placed atop a mesa (an elevated flat-topped bit of land) in the desert, it features incredible views of the Sonoran Desert, 4 Peaks Mountain, and Red Mountain. See what we mean about Wekopa being a Scottsdale wedding venue with mountain views?! The unique La Puesta del Sol has a rustic charm that creates the ideal atmosphere for an unforgettable wedding.

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Near La Puesta del Sol is Rosa’s Ranch- an intimate venue that features 4 Peaks Mountain views at every turn. Rosa’s offers a rustic ceremony space that appeals to brides and grooms who adore the desert and want plenty of open-air seating for the party after the “I do’s”. It’s also an ideal Southwestern rehearsal dinner spot or even BBQ- themed wedding venue!

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Now for the best news of the day: Wekopa Resort has a special booking promotion for couples who book by June 30, 2017! Among other things, if you choose to get married at this incredible Scottsdale wedding venue with mountain views and beautiful indoor/outdoor spaces, you’ll enjoy 10% off your ceremony site fee, food for the bridal party while getting ready, complimentary champagne or sparkling cider toast, and free house linens and non-floral centerpieces.

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Want more info about this promotion? Visit the Wekopa Resort website or contact Annie Artenian, Catering Sales Manager: aartenian@wekoparesort.com | (480) 789 5536

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14
Apr
Luxury Destination Wedding Venue in Arizona | Royal Palms Resort & Spa
categories: destination weddings and honeymoons, fabulous reception sites, Meet Our Friends, real weddings, reception ideas, rehearsal dinner spots, Wedding Inspiration

You know that feeling when you turn the corner into a resort’s entrance and you’re instantly transported? You immediately shed the “real world” and just feel…calm. That’s exactly what happens when we visit Royal Palms Resort & Spa and if you’re looking for an intimate wedding experience, this is the place for you. Royal Palms Resort & Spa has carefully cultivated warmth and serenity and somehow exudes it every single moment, at every turn, in every interaction while you’re in their care. Without a doubt, this is a luxury destination venue that deserves your attention.

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(Mark Boisclair Photography, Inc.)

This is the iconic entrance to the resort- it has been the location of many beautiful wedding photos!

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(Photographer: Fully Alive Photography, Planner: Victoria Canada Weddings & Events)

Royal Palms Resort & Spa is known for its Spanish Colonial architecture, natural stone, aged timbers, hidden nooks, 100-year-old rustic doors and private gardens. Original tile and artwork can be seen throughout the 119-room property. 

While you’re basking in the resort’s beauty, you’ll discover plenty of places that feel like you’re the only people on the property- it’s that undeniably serene atmosphere that Royal Palms has perfected!

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(Photographer: Ben & Kelly Photography)

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(Photographer: Fully Alive Photography, Planner: Victoria Canada Weddings & Events)

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(Photographer: Ben & Kelly Photography)

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(Photographer: Ben & Kelly Photography)

The Orange Grove is one of the ceremony (or dining) locations at this luxury destination wedding venue and we can’t get over how lush and private it feels. Just imagine how delicious it smells when the orange blossoms are in bloom!

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(Photography: Andrew Jade Photography, Wedding Planner/Designer: Events by Stephanie Antointette, Furniture Rentals: Glamour & Woods, Floral: Flower Bar, Wedding Gown: Uptown Bridal, Groom’s Suit: Celebrity Tux & Tails)

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(Floral: Table Tops Etc., Photographer: Sunshine & Reign Photography)

Another perfect spot to say “I do” is Vernadero Lawn; this location offers unmatched views of Camelback Mountain and is located in the heart of the resort.

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(Photographer: Jennifer Bowen Photography, Planner: Victoria Canada Weddings and Events)

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(Photographer: Katrina Wallace Photographers, Location: Royal Palms Resort & Spa, Event Coordinator: Ashley Gain Weddings & Events, Floral Design: Petal Pusher)

The Palmera Lounge is an intimate covered outdoor ceremony space that can also be set up to host cocktail hour; the large fountain has a special glow at night that we love.

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(Photographer: Ben & Kelly Photography)

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(Photographer: Fully Alive Photography, Planner: Victoria Canada Weddings & Events)

Another reason we’re smitten with this luxury destination wedding venue is the many unique photo ops- trickling fountains in tucked-away courtyards, roaring outdoor fireplaces, and original tile and artwork along with nearly 300 towering Royal Palm trees make the property a delightful surprise at every turn.

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(Photographer: Ben & Kelly Photography)

Alegria Garden is perhaps the resort’s most well-known outdoor venue for events; the beautiful and private courtyard is filled with flowers and features a raised stone platform where couples exchange vows

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(Photographer: Kimberly Jarman Photography, Planner: Victoria Canada Weddings & Events)

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(Photographer: Ben & Kelly Photography)

Smaller events can be held in Alegria Garden as well

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(Photography: Andrew Jade Photography, Wedding Planner/Designer: Events by Stephanie Antoinette, Furniture Rentals: Glamour & Woods, Floral: Flower Bar, Stationery: Vee Creative, China: Tea Crockery )

Palmera Salon, with its ornate fireplace, wrought- iron chandelier and exposed wood beams, has that distinctive feel of old world luxury that many couples seek for their receptions.

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(Photographer: Fully Alive Photography, Planner: Victoria Canada Weddings & Events)

Royal Palms, as a luxury destination wedding venue, excels in many ways and one that should matter to you, as a couple planning your wedding, is every single employee’s dedication to delighting you. They aim for that true destination experience where you can steal away and have the time of your life.

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More about Royal Palms Resort & SpaCombining the graciousness and sophistication of a Mediterranean villa with the intimacy and privacy of a secluded retreat, Royal Palms offers 119 custom-appointed guestrooms, intimate clusters of casitas and villas, regal Spanish Colonial architecture, more than 20,000 square feet of estate-like meeting space, Tuscan-style gardens, exquisite tapestries, various antique décor, and stone fireplaces throughout. Designed around the original 1930s historic private mansion, Royal Palms is home to the award-winning T. Cook’s restaurant, Mix Up Bar, Forbes Four Star Alvadora Spa, a Mother-of-Pearl-tiled swimming pool with private cabanas and croquet lawn. Just minutes from Scottsdale’s shopping, galleries, golf, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and the Camelback financial corridor, Royal Palms is an ideal retreat for business, pleasure and special occasions, offering luxury, privacy and convenience.

And as if we needed any more reasons to love Royal Palms Resort & Spa, they just announced a multi-million dollar renovation, beginning in June 2017, to all 119 rooms as well as select meeting and event spaces. We can’t wait for you to tour the property and discover the luxury destination wedding venue of your dreams!

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13
Oct
Real Arizona Wedding: Jessica and Jason’s Colorful Fall Wedding
categories: fabulous reception sites, floral inspiration, real weddings, reception ideas, Wedding Inspiration

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Wedding Professionals Who Help You Wed in Style

Location:
Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa

Floral Design:
Brady’s Floral Gallery

Invitations:
The Event Essentials

Entertainment:
Ray the DJ

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Photographer: Jenn Wagner Studio :: Event Coordinator: 2 Hearts and a Planner :: Cake: Let Them Eat Cake :: Linens: Southwick Linens :: Paper Products: Envelope Envy

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When you have two simple but important goals for your wedding day like Jessica and Jason did, you know it’s going to be a good day. The couple wanted to A. get married and B. make sure everyone had fun. Done and done!

Proving that Fall weddings don’t have to include traditional fall colors, the couple’s blue and metallic color palette was paired with bright pops of color- we really like how the colors add a fun cheery vibe to the day.

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We’re pretty much in love with Jessica’s bouquet- Brady’s Floral Gallery used succulents, eryngium and pin cushion protea along with peonies and roses to make it a stand out

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Favorite moment: …our ceremony was my favorite moment of the day. Even though it was half an hour long, it felt like it only lasted five minutes, and it feels like a singular moment. It was so personalized and reflected our values so well; I couldn’t imagine a better way to start our marriage. It is so special to be able to think back on that time and know we started our marriage surrounded by people we love, while hearing and saying words that meant so much. I think the best way I can describe this, is by giving you the vows we repeated to one another. They exemplify the respect, love, friendship, and everything else we put foremost in our relationship.

“You are my lover and my teacher,
You are my model and my accomplice,
You are my best friend.
I will love you, hold you and honor you,
I will respect you, encourage you and cherish you,
In health and sickness,
Through sorrow and success,
For all the days of my life.”

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Making it theirs: We had so many fun touches throughout the day too. We wanted to make sure the day reflected our personalities, and that everyone had a great time. Beer burros, corn hole, and giant connect four helped us get the message across that we were there to have fun! Having some games available made sure that even if people didn’t want to dance they still had something to do and had fun. We still have people tell us how much fun they had at our wedding, so I think we were successful!

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These two have so much fun together- they are so many pictures of them cracking each other up!

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Sparkly linens, copper chargers, bright blue details like the table numbers and menus, and vibrant floral pieces made the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass’s large ballroom inviting and celebratory

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Any surprises or things you would change? There is honestly not a single thing I would change. The day couldn’t have gone any better, and unless there is something I’m not aware of, everything went exactly as it should have gone. It probably would have been just as perfect, but by the time the rehearsal started the day before I decided that it was time to relax and let everything unfold. I had spent months preparing and organizing, so I figured at that point there was nothing else I could do and things would go according to plan or not. Thankfully, everything went as planned and any small kinks that happened just weren’t a big deal. We kept our focus on the reasons we were getting married, and making sure everyone celebrating with us could take part in our joy, which led to the perfect day from start to finish.

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Props for dancing along with giant Connect 4 and ASU v UofA cornhole made the reception super fun- exactly what Jessica and Jason wanted

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Jessica and Jason, thank you for sharing your wedding with us (to see more of their wedding on our website, click here)!

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21
Nov
Arizona Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue: Arizona Biltmore’s Renovation
categories: destination weddings and honeymoons, fabulous reception sites, Meet Our Friends, reception ideas, Wedding Resources

Elite Circle Wedding Ceremony and Reception Site Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, with it’s spectacular views and luxury accommodations, is an iconic Phoenix vacation and destination wedding venue, but with the news that the resort’s major renovation is complete, we’re sure even more brides and grooms will be seeking this venue for their weddings and guest accommodations. The renovation aimed to significantly enhance the guest experience and includes guest rooms and suites, the spa and salon, and meeting spaces – including ballrooms, pre-function rooms and the Mystery Room, the Prohibition-era “speakeasy” that’s used for themed events – have been re-envisioned with a sophisticated new look. The redesign is chic and contemporary, while maintaining the original Frank Lloyd Wright aesthetic.

Here’s just a bit of what’s in store for guests:

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In the guest rooms, a soft color palette of mist, linen and latte create a light and comfortable ambiance; details echo the use of metals in the original hotel design and of course the famous Biltmore Blocks were incorporated in a particularly beautiful way- the mist-colored wall coverings are embossed with the Frank Lloyd Wright design in a metallic finish.

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Great news for engaged couples: the Frank Lloyd Wright and McArthur ballrooms were refreshed with new carpet, wall coverings, artwork and furniture; the ballrooms and their pre-function areas were enhanced with technologically advanced production, signage and lighting capabilities.

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Hosting your  wedding guests at Arizona Biltmore just got even more appealing- the revamp of the property included rebuilding and redesigning the 15 cabanas at the Paradise Pool that now feature luxurious new interior décor and an array of amenities, from flatscreen HDTVs to full baths.

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Want to see more? Schedule a tour to see everything the resort has to offer couples planning their weddings. Find Arizona Biltmore online or call (602) 955 6600

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