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25
Sep
Kaytie and Alex’s Best Day Ever Wedding
categories: destination weddings and honeymoons, fabulous reception sites, floral inspiration, for your ceremony, real weddings, reception ideas, Wedding Inspiration

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Bride Kaytie, who previously worked for event planner Victoria Canada of Victoria Canada Weddings + Events, described her wedding as, “the dreamiest day” and once you get a look at it, you’ll understand why! The couple had their out of town guests in mind while planning their wedding so they chose Arizona Biltmore for their wedding venue which, they say, personifies “Arizona and winter comfy”. The details are gorgeous, the couple is so in love, there’s a few fun surprises, and overall, the planning that went into the day ended up making it Kaytie and Alex’s best day ever wedding!

When your wedding planner used to be your boss, you know there are some fun things in store…

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One thing you’ll notice right away about Kaytie and Alex is how truly HAPPY they are together. They radiate love!

Best Day Ever Wedding | Favorite Moment: One of my favorite moments from the day, hands down, was the first look because Alex turned around and his eyes filled with huge tears (and let’s just say, Alex is NOT a crier). I also loved our vows because I thought they perfectly described the way we feel about one another and I was so glad we didn’t share them with each other ahead of time.

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Best Day Ever Wedding | Color Palette:​ Kaytie and Alex chose cream and blush as the main colors for their decor but included navy with touches of metallic gold throughout to steer clear of their wedding being too muted.

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Best Day Ever Wedding | The Ceremony:​ Kaytie and Alex exchanged vows in Arizona Biltmore’s Paradise Garden on a picture perfect Arizona day. The aisle was lined with rose petals and large floral arrangements framed the space beautifully; Victoria surprised the couple with a custom monogram that was applied to the mirrored pedestals.

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Congratulations to the bride and groom!

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Best Day Ever Wedding | Cocktail Hour: Cocktail hour on the lawn included a Nebraska football themed bar as a nod to Alex’s loyalty to his team. Kaytie recalls: I was chomping at the bit for months because I surprised Alex with a signature cocktail called, “Go Big Red” because he bleeds all things Nebraska.

Another fun fact, as told to us by Kaytie: Having football in common, Victoria and Alex were both very in tune with where one another stood when it came to their schools (Texas Tech and Nebraska); therefore, when a huge group of wedding crashers attempted to crash our wedding, not only did Vic spot them right away but she ended up busting them by putting them through a test of questions, including, “oh so you went to school with Alex at Iowa State?” Unfortunately for the crashers, they said, “yes!” Vic said, “mmm too bad because he went to Nebraska. Time to go”…we all got the biggest kick out of it because she’s such a badass.

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The “fun facts” cards displayed throughout cocktail hour shared anecdotes about Kaytie and Alex’s love story; the escort card display was very special to Kaytie— the navy blue frame and fabric covered display board was built by Alex and Kaytie’s father.

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This sign was another surprise from Victoria—just one more of the perks of having worked for a wedding planner!

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Best Day Ever Wedding | The Reception: Kaytie and Alex’s dinner reception was in Arizona Biltmore’s Grand Ballroom where a mix of large feasting tables and round tables were set with cream linens, gold chiavari chairs, tall clear vases topped with grand cream and blush floral arrangements, and gold details throughout.

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Best Day Ever Wedding | More Surprises: My 3 best friends are 100% Greek. That being said, there has always been a long-standing joke that I think I’m Greek (and now Alex, too). The 3 of them surprised us with a “Big Fat Greek Wedding” style dance! It was seriously the biggest crack up and such a blast.

Also, Victoria knew that since Alex and I have been dating we have always collected and dated the corks from the bottles of wine we drink…well, she told the catering manager at The Biltmore this little secret and when we got back to our room that night, there was a huge bag of corks waiting for us from all of the bottles that were opened at the wedding, it was the cherry on top to the perfect day.

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Best Day Ever Wedding | Wedding Planner Love: When I was a sophomore in college, I had my sites set on wedding planning. To make a long story short, I ended up interviewing with Victoria and the rest was history! ​I worked for her for about 5 years and still do events with her from time to time when she needs an extra set of hands! She is honestly next level when it comes to anything event related. I remember watching her at weddings in awe and thinking to myself, “I can’t even imagine what it would be like if she could do my wedding one day.” Well, fast forward through years of friendship, tons of incredibly stunning events, and lots of wine and laughs later, she did end up planning our wedding! …and of course, just as I imagined way back when, it was a dream having her there through the whole process!!! 

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Best Day Ever Wedding | Wedding Day Love: This probably sounds cliche but there isn’t a single thing either of us would change. At the end of the night, as we were walking back to our room, all we could say was how completely flawless, ​stunning, and dreamy the whole day was. It was such a blast on so many levels! If possible, we would relive the day over and over and over again!

Congratulations Kaytie and Alex and thank you for sharing your BEST DAY EVER wedding with us!

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Wedding Venue: Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa

Wedding Planner: Victoria Canada Weddings + Events

Invitations: Celebrations in Paper

Makeup Artist: Corinna Cooke

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Bridesmaid Dresses: Schaffer’s

Photographer: Keith and Melissa Photographers | Wedding Gown: Bella Lily | Florist: Petal Pusher | Cake: Classic Cakes and Confections | Hair Stylist: Lanie Cunningham

Xoxo, Phoenix Bride & Groom…your complete Arizona wedding magazine and wedding planning resource

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20
Aug
A Classically Elegant Arizona Wedding | Aimee and Erik
categories: destination weddings and honeymoons, fabulous reception sites, real weddings, Scottsdale Weddings, Wedding Inspiration

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Aimee and Erik’s classically elegant Arizona wedding is the stuff dreams are made of—there’s a beautifully in love couple, a stunning setting, a plethora of emotion, and of course the romantic “I do” moment. You’ll love the pretty Southwest-meets-Georgia details (the bride is from the south) and the surprise reception performance!

Classically Elegant Arizona Wedding | Color Palette: The inspiration for our colors came from the natural landscape of the venue. El Chorro is beautiful, so I wanted something that complemented it rather than trying to do something that looked out of place. My colors were peach and patina. Patina is the color of eucalyptus which is my favorite shade of green and I choose peach, because I’m a Georgia peach! The colors played well together. 

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Aimee’s “father’s first look” is one of the sweetest we’ve seen—just look at her dad’s priceless reaction!

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And of course the couple’s own first look was pretty special too
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Classically Elegant Arizona Wedding | The Ceremony: Aimee and Erik chose to exchange vows at El Chorro’s manicured event lawn that’s nestled at the base of the mountains between Camelback & Mummy Mountains; chairs were draped with eucalyptus garland and satin ribbon. The couple’s dog Archer was given the honor of ring bearer and he played the role expertly!
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Classically Elegant Arizona Wedding | Favorite Moment: It’s hard to pick one moment that stands out as our favorite when the day itself was filled with so many wonderful moments. However, there is one moment that will forever be burned into my heart.  It was the ceremony. Standing up, in front of our friends and family, professing our love and commitment to each other was something that I never imagined. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the fun wedding planning details like linens, signature cocktails and bridesmaid dresses. However, it all comes down to the one you are marrying… I remember standing under the arbor across from Erik, holding hands–looking deep into each others eyes. I remember how green his eyes were in that moment and how tightly we held onto each others hands. His eyes were filled with so much love, trust and commitment. Everyone else faded away and we were in our own little world.
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Classically Elegant Arizona Wedding | Cocktail Hour: While Aimee and Erik strolled through El Chorro’s immaculate grounds, guests enjoyed the outdoor patio at the venue and sipped on margaritas; Aimee’s mother lovingly created the gold frame escort card display.
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Classically Elegant Arizona Wedding | The Reception: Guests proceeded into Casa Paloma for the reception. The room was decorated with both classic and distinct touches; gold and cream linens bore an aztec pattern, floral arrangements of greenery, peach and fresh white flowers topped each table, and peaches served as place card holders. Aimee and Erik chose to dine at a sequined sweetheart table where they had the best view of their loved ones.
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We really love how these two look at each other…
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Classically Elegant Arizona Wedding | Dessert: A sweets table included several cakes that were decorated with both southwest accents and peaches; french macrons were detailed with the couple’s favorite sports teams.
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Classically Elegant Arizona Wedding | The Big Surprise: During my maid of honor’s speech, she welcomed up the best man (groom’s brother) to “help give the speech”. Much to our surprise, they busted out in song and dance with their own rendition of the “Erik and Aimee love story”. They rapped, verbatim, our love story. It was hilarious. At the very end of their song all the wedding guests got up from their chairs and headed onto the dance floor for a flashmob. It was the most amazing thing I’ve ever witnessed in my life. All our friends and family did a choreographed routine to “Uptown Funk”

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Here’s the video- it’s really fun to watch!

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Classically Elegant Arizona Wedding | Late Night Snacks: Aimee and Eric’s favorite snacks, cheeseburger sliders and fries, served as fuel for the evening’s continued revelry.

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Classically Elegant Arizona Wedding | Elite Circle Wedding Vendors: We choose El Chorro because its breathtaking of course! We had dinner there when we were visiting my father who lives Scottsdale a few years back. After we got engaged, Erik and I started discussing venue locations right away. He brought up El Chorro and it was no-brainer for me. Scottsdale is not only where my father lives, but it’s a fun location for a destination wedding…Believe it or not, I interviewed 7 wedding coordinators over the phone. I used to be in corporate events so finding the right person to spearhead our wedding was very important to me. I needed someone that would understand my type-A personality and be “on-it”.  As we say in the south “The devil’s in the details”. Stephanie from A Day to Cherish knocked it out of the park on our initial phone call. She really sold me on the fact that she knew our venue like the back of her hand. Plus, she has a similar working style that I have. She was very responsive over email, which was critical for planning a wedding remotely.  To top it off, she has a great rapport with the El Chorro staff.   

Aimee and Erik, congratulations and thank you so much for sharing your classically elegant Arizona wedding with us!

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Wedding Venue: El Chorro

Wedding Planner: A Day to Cherish

Hotel Accommodations: Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

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Photographer: Ryan Nicole Photography | Florist: Carte Blanche | Cakes: Ruze Cake House | Linens: La Tavola Linens

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22
Jul
Katie and Vincent’s Non Traditional Wedding in Phoenix
categories: real weddings, reception ideas, Wedding Inspiration

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Katie and Vincent are true originals- their wedding was a perfectly non traditional wedding in Phoenix and we love their story so much that we had to share it with you along with their post-I Do photo shoot at the luscious Desert Botanical Garden and their lovely reception a few months later.

Katie explains why they decided to forgo having a traditional wedding and do things their way:  I never pictured myself as a traditional bride. I didn’t meet Vince (I call him Mr. Handsome!) in a traditional way, and was so happy to finally meet the love of my life that I just wanted to be married!

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How did you meet and what is you favorite thing about each other?

I was waiting for a date who was late! My date had let me know that he was going to be an hour late, and I was so close to cancelling, but decided to wait at the restaurant bar. While waiting for my glass of wine, in walked Vince with his copilot, and it was love at first sight! We struck up a conversation (I learned he was a pilot and was on a trip and heading back to Phoenix) which intrigued me, as I’m terrified of flying! We exchanged numbers, but I never expected to hear from him, as Arizona is like another county when you’re living in Michigan! A week after we met, he called, and I was so excited! We continued to talk/date long distance before I decided to move to AZ, and the rest is history! So glad I didn’t cancel my date!!

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A Non Traditional Wedding in Phoenix: We opted for a fancy dinner party, with the theme, “Eat, Drink, and be Married! I love anything with sparkle, so we chose jewel colors for the flowers against a sparkly navy backdrop. It was the best to celebrate love with family and friends! It was a bit unconventional (getting married first) but I wouldn’t have changed a thing! Once the reception came, it gave us more time to visit with family and friends!

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Seriously, how gorgeous is Katie’s dress??? And of course, Vince brought his style game too!

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While planning your dinner reception, what was most important to you? I really wanted the reception to be all about eating, drinking, and being merry! I wanted the feel of a fancy dinner party, where people can mingle and the families could really get to know each other and I wanted the venue to stand out as simple but beautiful, which thanks to Victoria and her team, really came through!

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Non Traditional Wedding in Phoenix (Favorite Moment): My favorite memory is simple-seeing everyone (only very close friends and family) enjoying the day! So much planning went into that day that it was great to see it all come together (it was so beautiful) and to see all the guests enjoying all the details made all the stress worth it!

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How did you choose your wedding planner and photographer? The very first date that Vince took me on when I first arrived in Phoenix was to the Royal Palms. I loved it the moment we walked around the resort and the resort highly recommended Victoria. Once I reached out to Victoria, what struck me was how much she listened to what I was looking for in a reception! She instantly seemed to understand me! She also recommended Tracy. Tracy is such a gem! Her photos are amazing-she really is able to capture moments, and puts you at such ease that you don’t even hear the camera clinking away! She has such a fun personality that shines through!

One thing we really love about non traditional weddings is that guests feel unrestricted in how they celebrate the day- maybe there’s not a dance floor but guests who want to dance don’t feel like they’re breaking any rules by creating their own dance floor!

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Katie and Vincent, thank you for sharing your non traditional wedding in Phoenix with us and CONGRATULATIONS!

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Photographer: Fully Alive Photography

Photo Shoot Location: Desert Botanical Garden

Wedding Planner: Victoria Canada Weddings & Events

Makeup: Corinna Cooke Makeup

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Reception Location: Royal Palms Resort :: Musician: Pete Pancrazi :: Floral: Jan Dekker Designs :: Salon Red (Anthony Sommers)

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3
May
A Romantic Pink Wedding at The Phoenician
categories: cakes and sweets, destination weddings and honeymoons, fabulous reception sites, favor and gift ideas, floral inspiration, real weddings, reception ideas, Wedding Inspiration

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Ashleigh and Jerry’s romantic pink wedding at The Phoenician is part rose-filled dreaminess and part edgy fun; the couple chose pink roses as the stars of their lush floral designs but also had a few tricks up their sleeve!

A stellar vendor team helped Ashleigh create her “Great Gatsby meets a Midsummer Night’s Dream” wedding and you’ll enjoy it *almost* as much as their guests did.

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Romantic Pink Wedding Ceremony Details: The ceremony was on The Phoenician’s Orchid Lawn- this grassy spot offers couples an intimate outdoor ceremony space with towering palm trees; the couple made it a gorgeous romantic pink wedding ceremony with large bouquets lining the aisle and pink and white petals lightly covering the grass.

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Romantic Pink Wedding Reception Details: Ashleigh and Jerry chose soft romantic colors for the ceremony, cocktails and dinner; guests dined under a clear top tent located on the spacious lawn strung with bistro lights and glowing chandeliers. Impressive centerpieces of pink and white flowers along with curly willow and iron candelabras were placed atop pink linens. 

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Romantic Pink Wedding Reception Details: The indoor reception was a bit edgier with fuchsia and hot pink lighting and a cake that took center stage.

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One of Ashleigh’s favorite memories involved a “Too Sexy” dance performed with the help of two bridesmaids’ husbands in honor of her grandmother’s 76th birthday. We think her Nana loved every minute of it!

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The day after the wedding, the couple hosted a pool party that included lunch along with personalized shirts, hats and koozies for their guests; the post-wedding brunch idea has turned into a full-on party the next day complete with personalized details and games for all ages. We are glad couples are taking the opportunity to extend the celebration in this way.Phoenix Bride and Groom_Romantic Pink Wedding_Ben and Kelly Photography_The Phoenician -17a

Congratulations Ashleigh and Jerry and thank you for sharing your romantic pink wedding with us!

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Location: The Phoenician

Photographer: Ben & Kelly Photography

Floral Design: Brady’s Floral Gallery

Rentals, Tenting, Lighting: Classic Party Rentals

Wedding Planner: BTS Event Management

Cake: Piece of Cake Desserts

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Ashleigh and Jerry’s wedding was featured in our Winter Spring issue- you can find copies here and see the online feature here

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18
Dec
Phoenix Bride & Groom’s Winter Spring Issue!
categories: bridal fashions, fabulous reception sites, floral inspiration, for your ceremony, Grooms, photography, Wedding Inspiration, Wedding Resources

Our very cool, very hip Winter Spring issue is arriving within moments and we know you want to get your wedding planning started pronto! Here’s our beautiful Phoenix, Arizona wedding magazine cover featuring real life couple Nick Calderone (television host of Right This Minute) and fiancée, Rosalie Michaels:

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Here’s the rockin’ behind the scenes video:

Many thanks to all the talented people who participated in our cover shoot!

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Location: Musical Instrument Museum

Photographer: Savidge Photography

Cinematographer: Something New Media

Makeup artist: Corinna Cooke

Floral design: Flower Bar

Gown: Schaffer’s Bridal

Models: Rosalie Michaels and Nick Calderon

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Hair stylist: Amber Tillinghast, Men’s fashion: CelebrityTux and Tails

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You can pick up your complimentary copy of the Phoenix Bride & Groom Winter Spring issue- the only Arizona wedding magazine you need to plan your wedding- at these establishments (if you don’t live in the Phoenix area and would like a copy, there are instructions for ordering your copy on that page as well).

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23
Oct
Real Arizona Wedding: Amanda and Gavin in Downtown Phoenix
categories: fabulous reception sites, for your ceremony, Grooms, real weddings, Wedding Inspiration

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Ceremony and Reception Location: Phoenix Art Museum

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Hotel Accommodations: Hotel Palomar

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Amanda and Gavin’s wedding day was a lovely celebration of their adoration for each other and, even more so, a celebration of family. Special touches throughout the day make it extra sweet and the location, Phoenix Art Museum, makes it a bit modern too.

The couple wanted an elegant feel so they chose a black, white and lavender color palette; calla lilies and hydrangeas are the bride’s favorite flowers.

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This moment between Gavin and Amanda’s daughter- a secret promise ceremony- is so beautiful and definitely a tear jerker!

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The groom wore custom cuff links that had, “Will You Marry Me?” on one and the wedding date on the other

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Since Phoenix Art Museum has all kinds of interesting things to look at, Amanda and Gavin kept their decor simple with the linens, flowers and details; the wish tree was also used in Amanda’s sister’s wedding and the couple had an art piece created for them that bore their initials and wedding date.

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The happy couple’s final thoughts on their wedding: The day was everything and more that we could have expected, the venue was gorgeous and we had such an amazing time celebrating our love, our families and friends.

Amanda and Gavin, thank you for sharing your wedding with us and congratulations!

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