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7
Dec
Champagne and Pink Wedding in Arizona
categories: cakes and sweets, destination weddings and honeymoons, fabulous reception sites, floral inspiration, for your ceremony, real weddings, reception ideas, Wedding Inspiration

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Chrissy and Paul’s champagne and pink wedding in Arizona began with a dream—as a little girl, Chrissy saw a wedding being set up at The Phoenician and she vowed then and there it would be her wedding venue. This isn’t as uncommon as you might think! One thing about The Phoenician that we hear consistently from couples who chose to wed there is that there is a strong feeling of nostalgia surrounding the property. We love that Chrissy was able to return to the place she always dreamed of for her wedding and you’ll love everything about it!

Champagne and Pink wedding in Arizona: The ceremony took place at The Phoenician’s Orchid Lawn which offers a lush green backdrop and a fountain; peonies, roses, ranunculus and hydrangeas were used in the floral designs. champagne and pink wedding in Arizona _Phoenix Bride and Groom magazine_Arizona wedding_Ben and Kelly photography_The Phoenician

Champagne and Pink wedding in Arizona: The Phoenician offers several ballrooms for wedding receptions which can accommodate up to 200+ guests; Chrissy and Paul’s decor was a beautiful combination of ivory, champagne and pink with gold accents. The up-lighting provided a feeling of intimacy which is helpful when you have such a grand room!

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Congrats Chrissy and Paul and thank you for sahring your Champagne and Pink wedding in Arizona!

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Location: The Phoenician

Photographer: Ben & Kelly Photography

Floral Designer: Brady’s Floral Gallery

Cake: Piece of Cake Desserts

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(This wedding was featured in print and it can now be seen online)

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

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3
Jun
Kaila and Kyle’s Glam DIY Wedding at Sassi
categories: entertainment, fabulous reception sites, floral inspiration, real weddings, reception ideas, Scottsdale Weddings, Wedding Inspiration

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Kaila and Kyle (seriously, such a gorgeous couple) said “I DO” at the stunning Sassi in North Scottsdale among dear friends and family. We’re calling their wedding a Glam DIY Wedding because while they decided not to hire a wedding planner, they still had gorgeous professional looking details; highlights include luscious coral peonies, beautifully hand-painted wooden signs and pops of shimmering gold. 

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Those bouquets!

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A Glam DIY Wedding Ceremony: The desert venue doesn’t disappoint when it comes to intimate moments, picturesque views, delicious food and beautiful photo ops…the centerpiece of Kaila and Kyle’s ceremony was an arch complete with lush floral and hanging crystals that framed the couples nuptials perfectly.

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Kaila recalls: The day of our wedding was supposed to have consistent rain from morning until evening. While we were getting ready there was thunder and severe rain. When we finally arrived at the venue, my bridal party and I realized we forgot my wedding dress at the hotel. Omg! However, we all just kept rolling with the punches. By the time the wedding started the sun actually came out…we had the most beautiful outdoor ceremony and I even remember hummingbirds flying around.

Our favorite part of the wedding was seeing each other for the first time. We had debated if we wanted to do a first look and I’m so glad we didn’t. There was something about being traditional that made it very special when I walked down the isle. We were both so happy to see one another.

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A Glam DIY Wedding Reception: We had a clear vision of how we wanted everything to look and feel. This made it easier for us to focus our time on the details. By spending time on details and special touches our personalities were able to shine through.

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Photos from Kaila and Kyle’s parents’ houses were placed on the mantle in the private Sassi room which added a very comforting vibe; regarding dinner, Kaila tells us, “Our menu was three courses and consisted of an antipasto salad, hand rolled cavatelli pasta with short rib, and seasonal white fish and filet mignon. It was important for us to have amazing food and Sassi definitely delivered. We had many of our guest comment on how delicious the food was!”

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A sparkler send-off was fitting for this glam DIY wedding!

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Congratulations Kaila and Kyle and thank you for sharing your Glam DIY Wedding with us!

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Location: Sassi

DJ: Ray the DJ

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Photographer: Rachel Solomon :: Floral: Flowers by Jodi :: Gown: Kaira’s Bridal and Tuxedo :: Bridemaids Dresses: Brides by Demetrios :: Menswear: Men’s Warehouse :: Cake: Let Them Eat Cake :: Rentals: You Can’t Beat This

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12
Jan
Real Arizona Wedding: An Intimate Garden Wedding
categories: floral inspiration, real weddings, reception ideas, Wedding Inspiration

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Nicole and Joseph’s intimate garden wedding at Royal Palms Resort & Spa was filled with special moments and tons of fun. Somehow, the entire group of wedding guests and the bride and groom always look like they are having the time of their lives!

3 words: Perfect, Stunning, Delicious
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Favorite Moment: Opening the gate to the garden where we were married and seeing each other for the first time that day– pure joy
An Intimate Garden Ceremony: The couple wed in the Alegria Garden where they had several musicians playing instruments
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See what we mean about having the time of their lives? Nicole and Joseph just radiate happy!
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An Intimate Garden Wedding Reception: The reception was held as the sun set and we had dinner under the orange trees in the grove. Table Tops, Etc. did an amazing job with the flowers. The food was delicious, there was an open bar and Gaetano Productions played live flamenco music while our guests danced into the night under the stars.
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What was most important to you two as you planned your wedding? That our family and friends had a great time- from the food to the open bar to the band we kept thinking about how we could best cater to our guests because we knew we would have fun if our guests were well taken care of in a relaxed atmosphere with good food and drinks
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How lovely is the setting for this intimate garden wedding? We just love the cozy and private feel of the outdoor reception set under a canopy of orange trees.
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One thing we always notice about smaller sized weddings is that the bride and groom seem very relaxed and are able to BE with their guests throughout the reception- Nicole and Joseph’s intimate garden wedding is no exception.
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Congratulations Nicole and Joseph and thank you for sharing your intimate garden wedding with us!
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Floral: Table Tops Etc.

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4
Dec
Real Arizona Wedding: A Las Vegas Inspired Wedding Reception
categories: fabulous reception sites, floral inspiration, real weddings, reception ideas, Wedding Inspiration

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Wedding Reception Venue: Val Vista Lakes Clubhouse

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Photographer: Suzy Goodrick Photography :: Floral: Flowers By Megan :: Gown: Truvelle Bridal :: Rentals: Sage + Stem Event Designs, Rustique Rentals :: Dessert Table: Cake Pops 101

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Even though Tiffany and Corey eloped, it was very important to them that they celebrate their marriage with their friends and family here in Arizona so they planned a “rooftop Vegas” themed wedding reception- the Las Vegas inspired party was all glam with gold details, lots of sparkle and tons of candles. We LOVE it, especially because it showcases the venue in a way we’ve never seen before.

The couple’s original reception location shut down 2 weeks before their wedding reception and in their search for a new location, they found Val Vista Lakes Clubhouse. Janet, the on-site event coordinator, was able to accommodate the couple’s unique situation and assist them in making their dream celebration happen regardless of the last minute changes- Tiffany and Corey felt like they hit the jackpot!

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The Gown: My dress inspired the theme and my desire for sequin linens and metallic accents as a way to have a touch of our Vegas elopement present at the reception.

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Wedding Reception Decor: I wanted to create a romantic vibe in the reception space with a boho glam theme. I did not want it to be rustic instead hoping for a more modern style using blush and cream as my color scheme with gold and rose gold accents to match my gown…I knew I wanted exposed wooden tables with garland and candles of various sizes and asked my florist to make several extra garlands for decor to enhance the earthy feel around the reception space- I am so glad I did. We used the hurricanes and wood tree slices to decorate the entryway and around the sweetheart table to make the look cohesive throughout the space. The golden accents and flatware on the sweetheart table with the over-sized chair and garland was my personal favorite.

The tables were set up in a family style layout that allowed guests to have conversations without leaving anyone out. I was so happy with the way everything came together it was exactly what I envisioned. It was the perfect blend of classic glam romance with a modern boho twist

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Since we eloped, the wedding reception was slightly less traditional and we really just wanted it to be a fun time for family and friends to join together which I think we accomplished. We were overwhelmed by the turnout especially with having to change the reception location and plans last minute. It was a beautiful setting to celebrate our love and the beginning of our life together. I am so fortunate to have married the man of my dreams and celebrate our beginning so beautifully together, it was my own personal fairytale.

Tiffany and Corey, thank you for sharing your wedding reception with us and congratulations!

Phoenix Bride & Groom, your complete Arizona wedding planning resource

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11
Jul
The Special Touches: Cocktail Hour
categories: reception ideas, trends in catering, Wedding Inspiration

Personally, cocktail hour is one of my favorite times during a wedding (besides the first kiss). I know, you’re thinking it’s because of the drinks, and you’re partially correct (I like me a tasty cocktail, no doubt) but I also like it because everyone is relaxed, the party/reception is just about to start, and it’s light out enough to identify relatives you haven’t seen in years (or is that just a problem with my family?).

Cocktail hour is also the perfect time to let your guests know that no detail has been overlooked- wow them with signature libations, clever signage, fun games, etc. The special touches shine at cocktail hour and today we’ve rounded up some inspiration for yours.

First, set the stage with a cool bar, comfy tables, pretty flowers, and a touch of glam:

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(Photo courtesy of: Hollye Schumacher Photography; click here for more images and full credits)

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(Photo courtesy of: Katrina Wallace Photographers, click here for more photos and full credits)

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(Photo courtesy of: Jennifer Bowen Photography)

Of course there will be cocktails at Cocktail Hour- get creative and have fun!

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(Photo courtesy of: Cameron & Kelly Studio, for more photos and credits, click here)

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(Photo courtesy of Christine Kay Photography)

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(Photos courtesy of: Hollye Schumacher Photography)

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(Photo courtesy of: Katrina Wallace Photographers, click here for more photos and full credits)

Cocktail hour is not the time to be serious so offer games and activities for all to enjoy

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(Photo courtesy of: Amanda Rockafellow Photography, to see the full wedding, click here)

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(Photo courtesy of: Lindsay Thorne Photography, to see the full wedding feature, click here)

People LOVE lip readers and tarot card readers- often the readers are eccentric characters whose personalities add to the  fun atmosphere

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(Photo courtesy of: Hagerty Photography)

If you’re serving passed hor d’oeuvres and cocktails, use pretty trays, custom cocktail napkins, and coordinating details! Why not?

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(Photo courtesy of: Katrina Wallace Photographers)

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(Photo courtesy of: Stephanie Fay Photography)

We saw these pretty “extra touches” and had to share:

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 (Photo courtesy of: Jennifer Bowen Photography)

Your options are unlimited when planning your cocktail hour so have fun and go for it!

Happy Planning from your Arizona Wedding Blog~Kelly

 

 

 

 

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16
Oct
New Wedding Reception Venue in Phoenix
categories: fabulous reception sites

If you are still looking for your ceremony and reception venue, add one more place to your list- the brand new C.W. and Modene Neely Education & Event Center at the Phoenix Zoo!

This new wedding and event venue is a versatile indoor 3,600 square foot climate-controlled facility that provides a unique and up-to-date setting which includes a 6,100 square foot outdoor patio that overlooks the Zoo’s Main Lake.

The venue offers lots of natural light

For more information on booking this or any of the dozen other venues at Phoenix Zoo call 602-914-4301 or email: Groupevents@thephxzoo.com

Happy Planning from your Arizona Wedding Blog!

Kelly

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