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22
Sep
Wedding Inspiration: Black and White Wedding Stationery Suite
categories: reception ideas, Scottsdale Weddings, the paper chase, Tips and Advice, Trends, Wedding Inspiration

Black and white weddings have an irresistible and classic appeal- the color combo is a neutral base from which a couple can add whatever pops of color they want while making all the details at a wedding coordinate. Various patterns and textures of black and white can be introduced and when it comes to the stationery suite, couples who start with black and white have endless opportunities to design their wedding day.

We saw this amazingly creative and thorough stationery suite designed by Elite Circle stationer The Event Essentials and knew we had to share it with you. You’re going to love all the ways this couple used black and white stationery and paper products at their wedding.

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The Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia provided a beautiful backdrop to the couple’s custom designs

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Any opportunity to personalize the wedding was used to the fullest extent and the lounge was no exception

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3 details that caught our eye:

-The signs for the appetizers that hung from the trays- we appreciate knowing exactly what is being served and the signs save the waiters from having to repeat the names of each appetizer

-The Electric Shirley cocktails that did double duty as place cards- they added a touch of fun while being useful

-The custom printed napkins held by servers while standing at each coordinating table- the napkins indicated the table number for guests. It was first class all the way!

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See what we mean by thorough? Every moment of the wedding was beautifully designed including the door hanger for the honeymoon suite!

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Invitations: The Event Essentials

Florist: Table Tops Etc

Reception Location: Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at  Montelucia

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Photographer: Kimberly Jarman Photography :: Wedding Coordinator: Some Like it Classic

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This black and white wedding provides tons of inspiration for you to coordinate each detail of your wedding day- remember that your stationer can help you with all these ideas and more!

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25
May
Real Arizona Wedding: Madison and Patrick’s Romantic Wedding
categories: cakes and sweets, favor and gift ideas, floral inspiration, real weddings, reception ideas, Wedding Inspiration

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DJ: Ray the DJ (Marcus)

Gown: Mariee Bridal (Watters)

Rentals and Linens: Classic Party Rentals

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Photographer: Andrew & Jade Photography :: Location: The Royal Palms :: Day of Coordination: Events by Stephanie Antoinette :: Floral: Flowers by Jodi :: Men’s Attire: Hart Schaffner Marx( groom),  Joseph A Banks (groomsmen) :: Wedding Design & Styling: Cindy at Monroe CollectiveBlogthinline-1

The Royal Palms holds a special place in Madison and Patrick’s hearts- their first date (a blind date set up by Patrick’s mom) took place at the iconic resort so there was no question where they would say I Do. They even had their first look at the very spot where they met. So sweet!

The wedding is filled with gorgeous details, the black, white, and gold color palette is classic with a modern edge, and we love how Madison and Patrick look at each other. The adoration between them is evident. You’re going to love the black and white striped touches at the reception as well as the sweetest candy table…can you tell we’re crushing on this romantic Arizona wedding?

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Madison’s Watters gown from Mariee Bridal was so gorgeous! She tells us how she found it: …There were dresses I liked but I had a picture I found a while back of a dress that I was in love with. My mom, dad and I went to Mariee bridal and tried on a few gowns. I knew I loved the Watters dress that I picked but only for the skirt of it. My mom had the amazing suggestion to pair it with the lace jacket and belt. It was magical when it all came together and was EXACTLY what I had envisioned…. No, It was even better!

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You had a first look- was that an easy decision to make or was there some back and forth about doing one? 

Patrick and I had our very first date at the Royal Palms. It was a blind date in fact. The idea to have a first look at the very same spot where we first met was never up for negotiation! We knew from the start that we wanted to do it. I am pretty emotional and I knew if I saw him before the wedding I would have it together a bit more during the ceremony. I am so so so glad we did a first look!! 

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The bridesmaid dresses are from Rent the Runway. Don’t know what that is? Prepare yourself…

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Favorite Moments

Madison: There are so many! I loved the moments with my mom and dad before the ceremony, I loved seeing my little sister and her boyfriend dance they have some killer moves, I loved kissing my husband for the first time, I loved when everyone left the ballroom and went to get their sparklers and form the tunnel. Patrick, the DJ and I were the only ones left in the room and we busted out some awesome dance moves and were spinning around the dance floor! It was like nothing outside of that dance floor existed and I was so happy I felt like I was going to burst! Such an insane feeling!! 

Patrick: …on the dance floor when everyone left to do the sparkler exit and the first look when I got to see my beautiful (soon to be) wife for the first time!  I loved being able to spend a few moments just wrapped up in her arms, holding my wife and enjoying all the love that day!  

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The crisp white flowers mixed with greenery are quite feminine and pretty; those black and white stripes that make an occasional appearance are perfection!

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We always love sweetheart tables because they give the couple the very best view of their loved ones plus some time to enjoy each other; the gold rimmed votive holders add just the right touch of sparkle. You would never guess it (because everything is so perfect and professional looking) but Madison’s mom worked for months to make most of the decorations herself. Moms are so great!

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Check out this sweets table- major sugar and major style! 

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See the love and adoration? So happy for them!

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Madison says they had a huge sparkler exit and loved running through it so much that they took more than one pass at it!

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Any surprises or things you would change?

No surprises. I would have not let last minute details get to me the morning of the wedding. I was so focused on the details I didn’t fully sit back and relax that morning. I should have… I guess that’s really not me though.  We were delightfully surprised to find out that the videographer had used a drone to capture aerial footage of the venue before the ceremony started!  This footage made a great addition to the wedding video!

Madison and Patrick, congratulations and thank you for sharing your day with us!

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6
Nov
Real Arizona Wedding: Patty and Dallas
categories: bridal fashions, fabulous reception sites, floral inspiration, real weddings, reception ideas, Scottsdale Weddings, Wedding Inspiration

You can tell that Patty and Dallas, high school sweethearts, were excited to get married- everything about their pictures tells you that they were ready to say their vows and get on with the party. Their grand entrance picture is the best I’ve seen!

 

The garden inspired wedding featured a palette of black, white, green and ivory; natural elements added texture to the design while crystals added sparkle

The garden decor was carried thorough to the reception where large wooden feasting tables were set for an Italian dinner; the layout provided for plenty of dance floor space too!

This is the grand entrance picture that I absolutely love- I have a feeling they will dance together for many many years

The chic hand-painted black and white wedding cake is quite lovely

Congratulations Patty and Dallas and thank you for sharing your wedding day with us!

Patty and Dallas’ Real Arizona Wedding Team:

Wedding Coordinator: Tres Chic Weddings and Events

Ceremony and Reception Site: Royal Palms Resort and Spa

Photographer: Sedona Bride Photography

Bridal Gown Store: Destiny’s Bride

Tuxedos: Neiman Marcus

Florist: The Garage by Ivy

Invitations: Lucky Luxe Couture Correspondence

Cake: Sedona Cake Couture

Entertainment: Mancini Entertainment

Linens: Wildflower Linen

Make-up Artist and Hair Stylist: Ange Salon

Officiant: Pastor Dick Hamlin

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Happy Planning from your Arizona Wedding Blog!

Kelly

 

 

 

 

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11
Oct
Real Wedding: Krissy and Mike
categories: cakes and sweets, fabulous reception sites, real weddings, Wedding Inspiration

The Hotel Valley Ho is THE place to have a good time in Scottsdale. Whether you’re there for a staycation, a girl’s getaway or a wedding, it’s a known fact that the hip people hang there. So Krissy and Mike, who had their wedding at this historical spot, are undoubtedly cool. But they also have style and most importantly, lots of love. Their retro black and white wedding is one of my recent favorites and I am excited for your to see how beautiful the whole day was.

 

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The balconies at the Valley Ho make for some great photo ops

This is in the lobby where there are lots of bright colors and warm nooks

Many couples choose to get married “in the round” at the Valley Ho. The ceremony space lends itself well to this shape and couples like it for the intimate atmosphere you get from being surrounded by your loved ones

The bride’s bouquet, composed of anemones, had the right colors and vintage flair

To make their ceremony extra special, Krissy and Mike placed a bottle of wine and letters written by each of them and their parents in a wine box to be opened on their 5th Anniversary. They plan to open the box, enjoy the wine, read the letters and do it all again for the next 5 years. LOVE this!

The reception was on the rooftop of the hotel; it has spectacular city and mountain views

Inspiration can be found anywhere and Krissy and Mike prove this to be true- the vases were spotted by Krissy at Z Gallerie and nothing else would do. They dictated the color scheme and retro vibe for the entire day!

The couple wanted to keep things simple but this sweets table is anything but simple! Look at the fun candies, chic decor and tufted 3 tier cake

Krissy and Mike, thank you so very much for sharing your day with us and congratulations!

Krissy and Mike’s Real Arizona Wedding Team:

Ceremony and Reception Site: Hotel Valley Ho

Photographer: Sedona Bride

Videographer: Cine Verite Films

Bridal Gown Store: J Crew

Bridesmaids Dress: J Crew

Tuxedos: Mr Formal (dads and brother), Groom’s suit was his own

Florist: Table Tops Etc.

Invitations and Paper Products: Celebrations in Paper

Cake: La Dolce Pesca

Make-up Artist: Azure Schaffer, MAC

Hair Stylist: Hotel Valley Ho Spa

Officiant: Pastor Herb Isenberg, the Bride’s Father

Happy Planning from your Arizona Wedding Blog!

Kelly

 

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