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31
May
Succulent Rentals for Weddings in Phoenix | Creative Succulents
categories: favor and gift ideas, floral inspiration, for your ceremony, reception ideas, Trends, Wedding Inspiration, what's hot in rentals

We know you’ve seen succulents in wedding decor here in Arizona—whether these interesting desert plants show up in the bride’s bouquet, at the ceremony, or in table top designs, succulents are exactly what weddings in Arizona need! Considering this fact (ok, it’s an opinion but we want it to be a fact soooo bad!), we want you to know about the place to get the very best succulent rentals for weddings in Phoenix. That’s right, we said succulent RENTALS!

Meet Creative Succulents, the sister company to Elite Circle design and decor company Creative Occasions, otherwise known as your new best wedding friend!

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Just so we’re clear, Creative Succulents creates custom succulent arrangements for events or home decor that can be rented or purchased. It’s a fairly new concept that goes in our “genius” category! We asked Corinne Carr of Creative Occasions about her newest venture:

What inspired you to include succulent designs in your collection of rental decor pieces? I have been creating faux succulent arrangements for years to personalize the decor in my home. I have always loved the elegant and clean look of a succulent arrangement; however, when shopping for them I discovered the quality and price were not cohesive. The pieces were either created with cheap looking products or the arrangements were very sparse so I started creating my own. Family and friends would come over to my house and would always ask where I purchased my arrangements. When they found out I was creating them, many requested custom pieces of their own! 

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We like to think of Creative Succulents as the best succulent rentals for weddings in Phoenix for a few reasons—quality and service of course— but also creativity. They will create a design in or on just about anything!

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How do you see couples using your succulent arrangements at their weddings? There are so many ways to incorporate faux succulents into a wedding or special event! We use high end succulents, so they look authentic up close. They work perfectly in a bouquet or centerpiece. They can be added to a ceremony arch, arbor or chuppah. Another great place is the beginning or the end of an aisle. Incorporating live flowers is always an option too. This allows you to bring in your color pops, textures and that fresh flower smell!

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Another thing we really appreciate about Creative Succulents is that they’re constantly designing new decor pieces and make a variety of types of arrangements; they create large free-standing pieces, small table top pieces, wall decor designs, etc. making them the most flexible succulent rentals for weddings in Phoenix.

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Can clients customize the designs? Of course! Customization is what we are all about! We love creating unique, one of a kind arrangements. In fact we even have clients who drop off the vases or unique containers they have found and voilà! We work our magic and turn it into an unforgettable masterpiece.

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You’ll appreciate that Creative Succulents offers a wide range of containers as well so depending on your wedding style (or rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, etc.), Creative Succulents can be your one and only place for succulent rentals for weddings in Phoenix.

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Which design is your favorite? I love all of them! I won’t send anything out that I am not proud to say I designed. I don’t have one specific favorite because they are all so different and unique. Every time I am asked to create a new piece it seems to become my favorite. I was recently asked by a local planner to create an arrangement in a copper vase. I located the perfect size container that will be on a 72-inch table and created the “Scarlet”. It turned out amazing. To pull together the look for their event they are even getting the linens from our sister company, Creative Occasions. I am very proud of the way it turned out and excited to make 30 for their 300 person event!

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What are some decor trends you’re seeing for 2017 that you’re particularly excited about? As for trends, the concrete pots and also the copper or metallic pots are a huge hit. Although we love designing arrangements in unique vases, we love that industrial and modern look. Another “succute” trend are small succulents for wedding favors! Your guests can use them as decor for their own office or home. Succulents and green plants are making a huge come back and we are loving it!

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Anything else we should know about your succulent rentals for weddings in Phoenix? We are so excited to be offering DIY workshops and very soon we will be launching our new website which will include our items available for purchase and rent plus updates on our schedule for our monthly classes!

Creative Succulents is the sister company to Elite Circle Creative Occasions and as you can see, they offer a pretty extensive line of wedding decor and design pieces. Creative Occasions is known for creating custom designs so no matter what your wedding style is, they have you covered!

Follow Creative Occasions on Facebook & Instagram | Call: (480) 287 6311 | Visit: Website

Follow Creative Succulents on Facebook & Instagram | Call: (480) 620-1404 | Email: corinne@creativeoccasions.com

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24
Feb
Wedding Invitation Trends for 2017
categories: the paper chase, Trends, Wedding Inspiration

Since wedding stationery has progressed from a simple invitation into full-circle stationery “suites”, it’s important to know what the trends are and what new designs and options are available to you. Our Elite Circle stationers have been in the business for years and know what’s in and what’s out. They’ve graciously shared their trend insights to give you an idea of what to expect when you go about choosing your wedding stationery for your 2017/2018 wedding:  

Celebrations in Paper: I am seeing a lot more great quality stock and tons of foil.  So where in the past a bride would order an invitation with either thermography or letterpress for the text and print their names only in foil, now they want all printing done in foil.  It’s a gorgeous look.

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(Stationer: Celebrations in Paper, Photo: Adelaide Photography)

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(Stationer: Celebrations in Paper, Photographer: Amy & Jordan)

Be in Love Designs: I’m seeing couples using an insert called a web card that refers guests to a website for wedding information and online RSVPing. Another trend I am seeing is either poster sized menus or programs instead of one per person.

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(Stationer: Be in Love Designs, Photographer: Elyse Hall Photography, Location: Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia, Planner: Meant2Be Events)

Designing/choosing wedding stationery is one aspect of wedding planning that many couples look forward to- you get to choose paper colors, styles, shapes, wording, etc. alongside your stationer and maybe it’s just us, but we think that sounds like fun! Since the tone and formality of your wedding is determined by the invitation you send, working with a stationer who “gets” you is paramount.

Our best advice is to choose to hire someone who not only offers a wide variety of stationery but who also really listens to you and offers custom design options (if that’s the route you and your budget want to take). Check out our Elite Circle stationery experts and enjoy using these wedding invitation trends in your stationery suite!

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16
Feb
Meet Our Tempe Mission Palms Giveaway Winners!
categories: fabulous reception sites, Giveaways and Contests, Meet Our Friends

When you enter one of our giveaways, you just might get more than you bargained for…case in point, not only did Mitch and Meghan win our Tempe Mission Palms giveaway (valued at $1,250), they also got a mini-photo shoot with Fully Alive Photography’s Tracy Battaglia!

Here’s our winning couple:

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Meghan and Mitch, who met while being inducted as members of the University of Arizona’s Mortar Board Honor Society, have been planning their wedding for almost two years and are thrilled that the actual wedding day is less than 2 months away. The fact that they had time to schedule this shoot with us and look so cute proves that they’re ready!

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Kellie Mendoza from Tempe Mission Palms and our very own Dawn Peterson presented the gift certificate to the couple; Tracy Battaglia of Fully Alive Photography was on site to snap the photos.

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The Proposal: In 2015, I wanted to impress Meghan with a surprise proposal. As a result, I conspired with two of Meghan’s best friends, who were living in Raleigh, NC at the time. I made it appear as though these friends had bought Meghan a surprise trip to Raleigh as a birthday present. A day after Meghan arrived, Meghan and her friend toured around Durham while her other friend picked me up from the airport. Meghan watched an Arizona Wildcat basketball game at a local restaurant and then was taken to a bright red bridge in the Sarah P. Duke Gardens on the Duke University Campus. While her friend pretended to take Meghan’s picture on the bridge, I came out from the bushes and surprised Meghan by getting down on one knee.

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We are most looking forward to enjoying the day with our close friends and family. Having a two-year engagement has allowed us (mostly Meghan) to be more detailed in wedding planning. Because of this, there is less to worry or fret about during the actual wedding day.

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We love how Phoenix Bride & Groom magazine incorporates real bride and wedding stories. These stories have helped us be more proactive in planning. We also love the recommendations and focus on local vendors. These recommendations have given us a starting place in piecing together our wedding. Finally, we really enjoy the photography!

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From the lush courtyard, to the fountain circle at the hotel’s majestic front entrance, Tempe Mission Palms is the premier venue for hosting romantic wedding ceremonies in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. The central location of the hotel means guests have close access to all that Phoenix and Scottsdale have to offer!

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Congratulations Meghan and Mitch and thank you for being fans of Phoenix Bride & Groom!

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Location: Tempe Mission Palms

Photographer: Fully Alive Photography

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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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21
Oct
A White Blush and Silver Wedding at Villa Siena
categories: bridal fashions, cakes and sweets, fabulous reception sites, real weddings, Wedding Inspiration

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Krystal and JP’s white blush and silver wedding at the Tuscan-inspired wedding venue Villa Siena was a classic and pretty day with family and friends joyfully celebrating the happy couple. Krystal’s daughter Koren was by her mom’s side every step of the way including during the toasts- the 7 year old, unbeknownst to her parents, wrote her own speech and delivered it beautifully at the reception!

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Krystal was stunning in her WTOO wedding gown from Mariee Bridal- it featured a ball gown skirt and beaded top with a sweetheart neckline (we think her daughter loved it as much as she did!).

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How great is JP’s reaction during the first look? We love these moments!

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The Venue: We knew we wanted something intimate, timeless, and romantic. After viewing several venues, we quickly chose Villa Siena because it had lush scenery and an elegant, old-world ambiance. 

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Sweetness: Wrapped around my bouquet was a necklace that belonged to my great grandmother and one of the most sentimental gifts that I was given was by my aunt. She gave me my something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a six pence for my shoe,

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White blush and silver wedding ceremony: From the beginning it was important that pick the right officiant. Our officiant, Matt, spent a lot of time with us and asked us a lot of in depth questions to get to know us. The result was a traditional, meaningful, and at times, funny, ceremony that allowed our friends and families a glimpse into our relationship. A lot of our guests told us how wonderful and sweet they thought the ceremony was. And most importantly, my 7 year old daughter Koren was included. We had a sand ceremony (with blush, silver, and ivory sand) to symbolize our family merging and never being separated.

We also loved our bag piper. He is so talented! He played as guests entered the ceremony space and waited for the ceremony to begin and then played again after the ceremony as JP and I walked down the aisle. It was homage to JP’s Scottish heritage and my Irish heritage.

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White blush and silver wedding reception: Villa Siena’s Firenze Ballroom was beautifully decorated with white linens and blush and silver accents; tall centerpieces consisted of grand crystal and silver candelabra topped with blush, pink and ivory roses and hydrangeas.

JP is a wine collector which fit in perfectly with the Tuscan feel of the venue. Wine corks held the place cards and we had a customized mini wine barrel to hold the wedding cards…as a gift to our guests, we designed stemless wine glasses to commemorate our wedding day.

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Favorite part of the day: As we were planning our wedding day, someone advised us to take a quiet moment together to look at our guests enjoying themselves. So as soon as we sat down at our sweetheart table, we took a moment to hold hands and watch our guests for a few moments and saw they were laughing and smiling and having a wonderful time. It was all of our favorite people in one room celebrating.

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White blush and silver wedding sweets: The couple had a candy bar filled with their favorite childhood candies along with a gorgeous wedding cake by Piece of Cake Desserts. The wedding cake was a three tier white almond infusion with an almond cream cheese filling and a buttercream frosting. The ivory cake was adorned with silver pearls and a design that mimicked the beading of my wedding dress, complete with a cascade of blush and light pink roses.

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Krystal recalls a big surprise from the wedding day (the good kind!): A surprise came from the best man and JP’s brother, Rob. As we took a drive down Arizona Avenue in downtown Chandler, we spotted a towering billboard, which congratulated us. 

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Krystal and JP (and Koren), thank you for sharing your completely beautiful white blush and silver Wedding wedding with us and congratulations!

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Location: Villa Siena

Cake: Piece of Cake Desserts

Bridal Shop: Mariee Bridal

DJ: Ray the DJ

Invitations & Stationery: Be In Love Designs

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 Photographer: Monique Hessler Photography :: Florist: Blume Events LLC :: Officiant: Matt Nathanson2016_arizona-wedding-blog_b

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18
Oct
Engagement Photo Session in Tempe, Arizona
categories: Engagement, photography

Angel and Imelda’s love story starts in the cutest way- they were enrolled in a high school French class and Imelda, who had recently moved to the States and hadn’t refined her English skills yet, knew she needed a partner who would be willing to help with both her English and French. She spotted Angel, who seemed very nice and sweet, and they hit it off! Today we’re sharing their engagement photo session in Tempe and you’ll love this couple’s sweetness and adoration for each other.

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What is your favorite thing about each other?

Imelda: He makes me feel extremely comfortable with myself. Even from our first date I felt like I could be the best version of myself without even trying.

Angel: I love how creative and kind she is. She’s always working on something. And she’s outgoing and she takes so much initiative. For example, the house. She goes over every detail; inside to out.

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Ideal date night: Going out to a new restaurant with food from a different culture with a group of our best friends. Definitely trying new food and trying something new.

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The Proposal: After many years of dating, we decided to start attending a church together and eventually a Friday night Bible study with friends. Valentine’s Day was coming up and Imelda wanted to know if we had plans. I had something up my sleeve but didn’t let Imelda know; we were just going to bible study that Friday evening, nothing else. During the prayer exchange, everyone wrote notes and threw them into a fish bowl to read aloud. When it came time for Imelda to read hers, she started reading and realized it was the first half of First Corinthians 13:4. As the words ended, I finished the rest of the Bible verse and got down on one knee to propose to her. She was surrounded by her closest group of friends and family and it could not have been more perfect.

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The couple’s engagement photo session was in downtown Tempe on Mill Avenue- the street has so much energy so it’s definitely a fun location!

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How did you choose Something New Media for your engagement photo session? We had seen their work through social media and from the moment we saw it, we knew they were right choice. In talking about our wedding with friends and family, we knew exactly what we wanted and Something New Media was it. 

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What are you most excited about regarding your wedding? We are most excited to have everyone enjoy the wedding with us…after the ceremony, we envision people just surrounding us. It’s only really one day ever that you get everyone you love and enjoy surrounding you. It’s just amazing to have that captured.

Angel and Imelda, thank you for sharing your engagement photo session with us and congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

Photos: Something New Media Weddings | Email: booking@somethingnewmedia.com | Call: 602-730-0478

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