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1
Aug
Remy + Andy’s Progressive Wedding at The Phoenician
categories: fabulous reception sites, for your ceremony, real weddings, reception ideas, Scottsdale Weddings, Wedding Inspiration

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Progressive Wedding at The Phoenician: Remy and Andrew planned the loveliest wedding at the iconic The Phoenician Scottsdale where many couples choose to exchange vows due to the property’s lush surroundings, grand ballrooms, and legendary service.

Bride Remy tells us about her unique “progressive” style wedding: We had an outdoor evening ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner outdoors then an indoor ‘after party’ in one of the ballrooms. Each area was decorated slightly differently so that the evening slowly progressed from a soft romantic ceremony to a fun party atmosphere, using gradual changes in lighting, flowers, and decor to provide overall continuity.

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Progressive Wedding at The Phoenician | The Ceremony: The couple exchanged vows in a magical setting—The Phoenician Scottsdale’s Orchid Lawn— where they were surrounded by twinkle lights, candles, and a chandelier overhead; guests sipped prosecco and craft beers during the ceremony—an idea we adore!

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Progressive Wedding at The Phoenician | Cocktail Hour: The evening began with an outdoor cocktail hour underneath a draped canopy—the white draping was embedded with twinkle lights to make it glow. Dandelion chandeliers were hung over three mirrored tables that featured small red, white, and green floral arrangements placed in mirrored vases.

One of our favorite touches was monogrammed, silver-framed photos of our grandparents and parents on their respective wedding days, placed on the cocktail tables along with different F. Scott Fitzgerald love quotes printed in script and bordered in assorted frames.

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Progressive Wedding at The Phoenician | The ReceptionMy favorite touch was the printed menu imposed with monogrammed matches and sparklers for guests to light upon our entrance…for dinner on the lawn, the central focal point was a large chandelier that hung above a black and white checkered dance floor. Overhead glimmering lights anchored the space. 

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Progressive Wedding at The Phoenician | The After Party: Guests progressed into the ballroom that had white draping and pink up-lighting; the couple participated in a raucous hora (a dance where guests hoist the bride and groom high above the crowd on chairs to the “Hava Nagila”) and several guests joined in.

White lounge furniture and switching to a DJ for the music created a club-like atmosphere. To match the mood, I changed into a tea length princess gown with a sparkling bodice. Here we served our cake, along with small dessert bites and late night pizza to make sure no one went hungry!

We love that Remy chose to attend her after party in a tea-length gown that had a crystal bodice!

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Remy and Andrew’s Progressive Wedding at The Phoenician was featured in print and you can see it online here!

Wedding Professionals Who Help You Wed in Style

Location: The Phoenician Scottsdale

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

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Photographer: Mike Olbinski Photography | Cake & pastries: Paula Jacqueline Cakes and Pastries | Invitations: Paperjoy | Event Coordinator: BTS Event Management | Floral Design: Flower Bar | Entertainment: The Hip Booth, Desert House Productions, Party Crashers |

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26
Apr
Colorful Arizona Wedding Inspiration: Arizona Biltmore Styled Shoot
categories: bridal fashions, cakes and sweets, fabulous reception sites, floral inspiration, for your ceremony, from the consultants, reception ideas, Wedding Inspiration

Here at Phoenix Bride & Groom, we pride ourselves on sharing the most inspiring styled shoots, real weddings, and great finds with you, our loyal readers, but one thing you may not realize (but probably totally appreciate) is that we only share what we believe is achievable by real couples planning their weddings. Completely over the top inspiration shoots are fun to look at and dream about but when we publish a styled shoot, it’s because the design is inspiring and the details are within reach of Arizona’s couples planning weddings. Today’s styled shoot (which of course utilizes the talents of local Arizona wedding vendors) is one of the most colorful Arizona wedding inspiration shoots we’ve seen and we’re sure you will adore it!

A bright color palette, thoughtful details, and an iconic setting await!

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From Victoria Canada of Victoria Canada Weddings & Events: This colorful styled shoot was inspired by the iconic stain glass at the entrance to the Arizona Biltmore Resort.  Frank Lloyd Wright was the consulting architect for the building of this historic resort in 1928 and it is known as the “Jewel of the Desert”.  I styled the shoot to have vibrant jewel tone colors and patterns that reflected the famous Biltmore Block. 

Colorful Arizona Wedding Inspiration Details:

-Cake designed with stained glass motif to reflect a clean, modern and colorful feel

-Floating “Stained Glass” as a ceremony backdrop

-Laser cut wood stationery elements that are normally created with paper- this reflects Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous dedication to nature inspired design

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Colorful Arizona Wedding Inspiration Details:

-Acrylic ghost chairs with custom Biltmore Block vinyl appliques

-Color Blocked Bouquet

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The bride’s gown was “Lana” by Willowby- it features a statuesque profile and lace panels that marry modern and vintage beautifully

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When Victoria Canada designs any event, whether it be a wedding, ceremony, brunch, or rehearsal dinner, she always includes special touches and design details that tie the entire event together. For example, not only does the signature cocktail have an adorable Frank Lloyd Wright style stir stick, it also complements the color palette of this colorful Arizona wedding inspiration shoot.

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The elevated glass table top on the reception table allows for even more pops of color!

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We hope you enjoyed this colorful Arizona wedding inspiration and use some of the fun ideas and details in your wedding planning- like we said, we only show you what is achievable right here in Arizona so we know you have some awesome “take-aways” from today’s shoot!

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Planner & Stylist: Victoria Canada Weddings & Events

Location: Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa

Hair: Ruca Bowman- Hautie Rouge Salon

Makeup: Linda Wagner

Wedding Dress: Bella Lily Bridal

Linen: Wildflower Linen

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Photography: Melissa Jill Photography :: Floral: Angelic Grove :: Rentals: Event Rents :: Paper Products: Page and Mason :: Cake: Classic Cakes and Confections :: Video: Serendipity Cinematography

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2
Feb
Wedding Ceremony Ideas Using Green
categories: floral inspiration, for your ceremony, Trends, Wedding Inspiration

Living in the desert doesn’t necessarily mean we’re strangers to green- yes, you’ll see tons of desert/cactus wedding photos coming out of Arizona- but quite often, pops of greenery at outdoor ceremonies are completely in line with the surrounding landscape. Today’s post shares 12 wedding ceremony ideas using green that are perfectly appropriate for the desert!

Wedding Ceremony Ideas Using Green: Let’s start with the actual aisle. You can line it with petals, vases, jars, candles, etc. but one thing we want to see more of is using greenery to add texture and frame the aisle.

Shepherds hooks wrapped with greenery are so beautiful and create a soft border for the bridal party and couple as they walk the aisle

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(Floral: Flower Bar, Photo: Ben and Kelly Photography, Wedding Planner: BTS Event Management, Location: Valley Field Riding & Polo Club)

Lush ferns and graceful calla lilies line the raised walkway of this aisle making it simultaneously elegant and dramatic

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(Wedding Planner: Victoria Canada Weddings + Events, Location: Arizona Biltmore, Floral: Angelic Grove, Photo: Hollye Photo)

For organic ceremony decor, cloches filled with herbs alongside lavender and soft floral arrangements create a naturally beautiful ceremony aisle

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(Wedding Planner: Victoria Canada Weddings + Events, Floral: Blum Floral Design, Photo: Sara Vandepas Photography)

Mirrored glass boxes filled with pretty green moss and tall grass blades create a crisp modern look

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(Floral: Flower Bar, Photo: Rachel Solomon Photography, Location: The Clayton on the Park)

Wedding Ceremony Ideas Using Green: Ceremony chairs are the perfect place to add some green. You can decorate every chair, every other chair, or just the last row of chairs with an impressive swag. Whatever you choose, make sure guests can still sit comfortably IN the chairs!

Mason jars and wispy greens are a sweet and casually rustic option

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(Floral: Your Event Florist, Location: Sassi)

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(Floral: Flower Bar, Photographer: Katrina Wallace Photographers, Location: Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia)

Eucalyptus greens and seeded eucalyptus seem to be really popular for weddings but you can also use grasses, ferns and tropical leaves to bring in green at your ceremony

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(Photographer: Katrina Wallace Photographers, Rentals: Classic Party Rentals, Floral: Wild Child Floral)

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(Floral: Butterfly Petals, Location: Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia, Photo: Elyse Hall Photography, Wedding Planner: Imoni Events)

Wedding Ceremony Ideas Using Green: Green ceremony statement backdrops. When designing your wedding ceremony, consider what your pictures will look like. If your ceremony space already has a gorgeous backdrop, you might not want to do anything but if you want to make a statement, green backdrops are really fun.

These two walls of green with white floral and ribbon on a crisscross pattern definitely draw the eye to the couple saying I Do!

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(Floral: Your Event Florist, Location: Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia)

Isn’t this fabric swath with green garland so romantic? It sort of ties together the space so the bride and groom are gently framed for their I Do’s

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(Photo: Katrina Wallace Photographers, Floral: Juliet Le Fleur, Wedding Planner: Events by Stephanie Antoinette)

A large green “wall” at the end of the aisle makes this very large space seem more intimate and creates a much needed focal point; hanging pomander balls also visually lower the ceiling making the guests feel a bit more grounded

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(Wedding Planner: Victoria Canada Weddings + Events, Photo: Melissa Jill Photography, Location: Bentley projects, Floral: Petal Pusher, Rentals: Classic Party Rentals)

This ceremony space, lined with lots of greenery and a bit of white is topped off with a wooden arbor that has an asymmetrical green installation- it’s really quite unique

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(Floral: Butterfly Petals, Location: Icehouse)

Modern couples are always looking for ways to customize their weddings and our wedding ceremony ideas using green are sure to help with that!

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11
Oct
Great Find: XXIV Karat (there’s a giveaway too!)
categories: for your ceremony, Giveaways and Contests, reception ideas, trends in catering

I  might throw a wrench in your wedding planning with today’s Great Find. See, if you’ve already ruled out having a champagne toast at your reception, you’re going to want to “revisit” that decision. I rarely advise this practice but how can you resist 24 karat gold leaf? HOW?

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XXIV Karat Grande Cuvée is an inspired sparkling wine infused with indulgent 24 karat gold leaf. Can you just imagine serving this at your wedding? Gold is the hottest choice at weddings this year so this sparkling gold leaf champagne could be the perfect match to your reception decor. If you’re serving champagne at your ceremony… honestly, we’re completely smitten with the idea of a sparkly champagne toast as you kiss.

XXIV Karat encourages you to “Live Life All In” and we couldn’t agree more…

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With it’s sleek design and shimmering gold leaf, we’re confident XXIV Karat will be the perfect and unexpected WOW! factor at your wedding. We’re so confident, in fact, that we’re offering a giveaway of XXIV Karat this month!

The Giveaway

3 lucky engaged couples could win 4 bottles of XXIV Karat Grande Cuvée to toast their most fabulous day! Just enter here by October 31, 2013 and we’ll let you know via email if you’ve won.

Please note: Due to distribution laws, the winner MUST reside in Arizona and have an Arizona shipping address. You must be 21 or older to enter this giveaway and be able to show proof of age to receive your shipment

Cheers!

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