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12
Dec
Celebrating 18 Years of Phoenix Bride & Groom!
categories: cakes and sweets, fabulous reception sites, floral inspiration, from the consultants, photography, reception ideas, rehearsal dinner spots, Wedding Inspiration, what's hot in rentals

Our 18th anniversary party was a night to remember…the most beloved wedding vendors in Arizona attended, we cheered/cried/danced, and the decor, venue and food was everything we could have hoped for and more. We consider ourselves beyond lucky to have been able to celebrate 18 years of producing Arizona’s premier wedding magazine surrounded by such love and beauty and we’re thrilled to share the event’s design details and people who are a part of this fantastic community with you.

First things first, our host venue was the brand new, super chic Mountain Shadows and we can’t say enough good things about this place! The staff is wonderful to work with, the views are absolutely spectacular, the food is delicious, and the venue’s design is so perfect for weddings that we just can’t wait to see all the events that are sure to take place here.

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The party began outdoors on the Paradise Terrace which offers incredible views of Camelback Mountain and we fell in love with the design of the space and the decor. The floral arrangements designed by Your Event Florist were bright, cheery, and elegant—the gold painted succulents were one of our favorite details from the event. Our guests couldn’t stop talking about the beautiful linens, the weather was absolute perfection, and the displays of some of our favorite covers with commentary by our team about each were a hit! Jennifer Thye of Imoni Events and her team graciously planned the event for us and we can’t thank them enough for their attention to detail and creative input. They are a stellar group of ladies who we just adore!

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The party moved into the Paradise Ballroom for speeches, entertainment, dinner, and dancing. You HAVE to see this space in person—the retracting glass walls make for an impressive entrance and the interior of the ballroom is classically neutral. There are beautiful lights hanging overhead and there’s plenty of space to celebrate. Cocktail tables, lounge furniture, food stations, a stage set with an oversized floral hoop (designed by Brady’s Floral Gallery), and a dance floor made our anniversary party gorgeous.

Event rentals were provided by Classic Party Rentals—a company we have worked with many times over the years—and they always impress us with their product quality and generosity. The ballroom floral designs were created by Butterfly Petals (all tables) and Brady’s Floral Gallery (hoop and food stations). Both floral firms are known for their willingness to stand out a bit from the crowd and create unique floral decor; Butterfly Petals’ concrete pots and metal vases added a city chic vibe while soft greens and shades of pink popped against the white and neutral rentals and linens. Four different linens from Wildflower Linens dressed the tables beautifully for our party and we can’t recommend them enough—their design and innovation is always on point.

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Entertainment for the evening was provided by Applause Entertainment; cocktail hour music kicked things off then a live band played later on in the evening which enhanced the festive mood.

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The Imoni Events team led by Jennifer Thye (right)- these gals came through for us in a big way!

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Of course there was food too…we enjoyed delicious appetizers from Heidi’s Events and Catering plus several food stations set up by Mountain Shadows. Dessert consisted of a large table set with pretty and delicious bites compliments of Piece of Cake Desserts, PJ’s Cakes, and Bedazzle my Bonbons.

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The evening brought out the best of the best in the Arizona wedding industry and we’re grateful to all who attended. We’re also so incredibly proud to have worked with our publisher, Fran Samuel, to create a magazine for the past 18 years as legendary as Phoenix Bride & Groom. She gave the most heartfelt speech (her grandson provided moral support on the stage) and a video was created by Something New Media Weddings that included messages from industry professionals to commemorate all the work she’s done for the wedding community in Arizona. To hear the shared gratitude, admiration, and love we all have for this very special individual was emotional to say the least! We also presented Fran with a mini version of a gift that has all the covers of Phoenix Bride & Groom magazine from the past 18 years. We’re pretty sure she loves it!

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Of course, then we got to the partying! There was some networking, lots of music and dancing, and even a photo booth!

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So there you have it! Our 18th Anniversary party was an evening of fun and celebration, exactly as we hoped it would be! It’s been an honor to work within the wedding industry in Arizona for 18 years and to work with the couples who wed in Arizona that have allowed us to share their special days!

Thank you to the following people for their generosity—your creative talents and hard work are much appreciated!

Event Planning and Design: Imoni Events
Venue/Location: Mountain Shadows
Photographer: Eyes 2 See Photography
Linens: Wildflower Linen
Florals: Your Event FloristButterfly PetalsBrady’s Floral Gallery
Invitations/Paper: Celebrations in Paper
Entertainment: Applause Entertainment
Décor: Classic Party Rentals
Food: Heidi’s Events and Catering Mountain Shadows
Dessert: Piece Of Cake DessertsPaula Jacqueline Cakes and PastriesBedazzle My BonBons!
PhotoBooth: The Live Photobooth

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

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28
Nov
Royal Palms Resort and Spa Multi-Million Dollar Renovation Complete
categories: destination weddings and honeymoons, fabulous reception sites, Wedding Inspiration

Have you heard the news that Royal Palms Resort & Spa has completed a nearly $4 million renovation? Just when you thought this luxurious property couldn’t get any better, it has! Here’s a few sneak peek photos:

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Steeped in nearly 100 years of history, romance and elegance, Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix has been meticulously restored and revived after the conclusion of a $3.7 million renovation of the Mediterranean-style hideaway. The resort is part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand. The renovation touched all 119 guest rooms including the Presidential Suite; the Mother-of-Pearl swimming pool and lounge area; various event lawns; as well as landscaping and upkeep of close to 200 towering palms accenting the nine acres.

As part of the upgrades to the resort’s recreation areas, the pool deck now features new lounge chairs inspired by old Hollywood glamour, making for a share-worthy setting. Poolside cabanas with orbit beds continue the resort’s romantic tradition, and a new seasonal culinary and cocktails menu, designed by Executive Chef Todd Allison, invokes a sense of intrigue. Guests are invited to take a dip in the glamorous Mother-of-Pearl-tiled pool or whirlpool spa, cozy up in a cabana – all among the poolside’s charming and chic ambiance and lush outdoor location.

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“It is with great honor and pride that we share the refreshed accommodations, sophisticated surroundings and elevated guest experience that will keep Royal Palms among the country’s top places to stay,” said Geoff Gray, general manager of Royal Palms Resort and Spa. “Our team was adamant about keeping the resort’s distinct character intact, while at the same time introducing modern-day comforts and conveniences for today’s most discerning travelers.”

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Royal Palms combines the graciousness and sophistication of a storied Mediterranean villa with the intimacy and privacy of a secluded retreat, leaving a lasting impression on all who visit. Winding stone paths transport guests past a grove of orange trees, trickling fountains in courtyards, roaring outdoor fireplaces, 100-year-old rustic doorways and hand-painted tiles, and lush gardens filled with magenta bougainvillea, exotic plants and desert flowers. A true destination for lovers, the resort was originally built as a private mansion in 1929 as a grand gesture of love by financier Delos Willard Cooke for his wife Florence. Guests feel right at home while the heritage and heartbeat of the Royal Palms lives on. Royal Palms Resort and Spa_resort in Phoenix_Phoenix Bride and Groom_wedding venue

Looks pretty gorgeous, no? For more information, please visit RoyalPalmsHotel.com and follow the resort on Facebook @RoyalPalms and Instagram @RoyalPalmsHotel

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

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22
Aug
Omni Montelucia Dream Event | A Couture Bridal Fashion Event in Arizona
categories: bridal fashions, fabulous reception sites, Giveaways and Contests, Scottsdale Weddings, Trends, Wedding Inspiration

We’re beyond thrilled to share Omni Montelucia’s Dream Event with you today! The Dream Event is a couture bridal fashion event in Arizona where you’ll get an exclusive first look at 30 dresses that are hot off the runway from the April New York City market (these gowns are so new they won’t hit stores until October). Designers include Galia Lahav, Anne Barge, Flora, Calla Blanche, Liancarlo and more. Attendees of the event will also have an opportunity to schedule private appointments with Destiny’s Bride to try on each gown.

*GIVEAWAY* The Dream Event is on September 14th and we have TWO tickets to give to one lucky engaged gal and a guest (valued at $350). To enter, go to our Instagram post announcing the giveaway and make sure to follow the entry rules. The deadline to enter is September 7th. And we can’t even believe we’re telling you this but the celebrity emcee for the event is none other than Randy Fenoli, of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress! Are you getting the idea that this is a pretty special event? And are you feeling like you MUST be there? We know the feeling… purchase your tickets to the Dream Event now!

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DREAM 9/14/17 from Omni Montelucia on Vimeo.

About Omni Montelucia’s Dream Event: DREAM was an event inspired by the Omni Montelucia Catering team but has been brought to life through partnerships with amazing, talented vendors in our community. Our goal was to create an elevated event that will surprise, delight and dazzle every bride with inspiration for her own wedding whether at the Omni Montelucia or elsewhere. This event will serve as the pinnacle of wedding planning with ideas and inspiration to take any wedding event to the next level of luxury.

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(Photographer: Bridgette Marie Photography, Designer: Calla Blanche)

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(Photographer: Bridgette Marie Photography, Designer: Liancarlo)

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(Photographer: Bridgette Marie Photography, Designer: Galia Lahav)

Couture Bridal Fashion Event in Arizona sponsors:

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Get your tickets to this exclusive couture bridal fashion event in Arizona  (and don’t forget, you can enter the giveaway here)!

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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!

Wedding Professionals Who Help You Wed in Style

Wedding Venue: El Chorro

Wedding Planner: A Day to Cherish

Hotel Accommodations: Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

Explore our complete list of Elite Circle members

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

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9
Aug
Meet our Omni Montelucia Staycation Giveaway Winners!
categories: fabulous reception sites, Giveaways and Contests

Just imagine how excited you would be if you won a two-night stay at the luxurious Omni Montelucia in Scottsdale. We think there would be some serious squeals! The resort is an oasis in the desert that boasts stunning Spanish architecture, flowing fountains, refreshing pools, and a world-class spa. We partnered with Elite Circle wedding venue Omni Montelucia in our last issue to give away a two-night stay package valued at $1,500 and Tara & Brian, an adorable Arizona couple getting married in November, are our staycation giveaway winners!

Here’s the couple receiving their certificate that treats them to a two night stay in a resort-view room, 50 minute spa services for two at Joya Spa, champagne or gelato at Joya Terrace, and two fitness classes at Joya Fitness:

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How did you and Brian meet? Brian and I met in 2013 at a company we both worked for at the time. A few weeks later we went on our first date and have been inseparable ever since! 
 
In 2015 we went on a trip to Costa Rica with a group of our closest friends and he surprised me and proposed to me in front of a waterfall! 
What are you most excited about as far as your wedding day? I think what I’m most excited about is celebrating our love with our family and friends. They are the ones who have witnessed our amazing journey from day one.
 
We have a feeling Tara and Brian are really going to enjoy the pool!

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What do you most enjoy about Phoenix Bride & GroomPhoenix Bride & Groom has inspired me with ideas for my big day whether it’s for the rehearsal dinner, ceremony or reception.

Congratulations Tara and Brian- we hope you enjoy your staycation and we can’t wait to see your wedding photos! 
Readers, do you want a chance to be one of our giveaway winners? It’s super easy to enter: twice a year, in each of our gorgeous issues, we feature a fabulous giveaway. To be eligible to enter, you just need to be engaged and getting married in Arizona (and of course fill out our short entry form online)! Click here for our current giveaway
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14
Apr
Luxury Destination Wedding Venue in Arizona | Royal Palms Resort & Spa
categories: destination weddings and honeymoons, fabulous reception sites, Meet Our Friends, real weddings, reception ideas, rehearsal dinner spots, Wedding Inspiration

You know that feeling when you turn the corner into a resort’s entrance and you’re instantly transported? You immediately shed the “real world” and just feel…calm. That’s exactly what happens when we visit Royal Palms Resort & Spa and if you’re looking for an intimate wedding experience, this is the place for you. Royal Palms Resort & Spa has carefully cultivated warmth and serenity and somehow exudes it every single moment, at every turn, in every interaction while you’re in their care. Without a doubt, this is a luxury destination venue that deserves your attention.

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(Mark Boisclair Photography, Inc.)

This is the iconic entrance to the resort- it has been the location of many beautiful wedding photos!

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(Photographer: Fully Alive Photography, Planner: Victoria Canada Weddings & Events)

Royal Palms Resort & Spa is known for its Spanish Colonial architecture, natural stone, aged timbers, hidden nooks, 100-year-old rustic doors and private gardens. Original tile and artwork can be seen throughout the 119-room property. 

While you’re basking in the resort’s beauty, you’ll discover plenty of places that feel like you’re the only people on the property- it’s that undeniably serene atmosphere that Royal Palms has perfected!

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(Photographer: Ben & Kelly Photography)

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(Photographer: Fully Alive Photography, Planner: Victoria Canada Weddings & Events)

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(Photographer: Ben & Kelly Photography)

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(Photographer: Ben & Kelly Photography)

The Orange Grove is one of the ceremony (or dining) locations at this luxury destination wedding venue and we can’t get over how lush and private it feels. Just imagine how delicious it smells when the orange blossoms are in bloom!

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(Photography: Andrew Jade Photography, Wedding Planner/Designer: Events by Stephanie Antointette, Furniture Rentals: Glamour & Woods, Floral: Flower Bar, Wedding Gown: Uptown Bridal, Groom’s Suit: Celebrity Tux & Tails)

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(Floral: Table Tops Etc., Photographer: Sunshine & Reign Photography)

Another perfect spot to say “I do” is Vernadero Lawn; this location offers unmatched views of Camelback Mountain and is located in the heart of the resort.

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(Photographer: Jennifer Bowen Photography, Planner: Victoria Canada Weddings and Events)

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(Photographer: Katrina Wallace Photographers, Location: Royal Palms Resort & Spa, Event Coordinator: Ashley Gain Weddings & Events, Floral Design: Petal Pusher)

The Palmera Lounge is an intimate covered outdoor ceremony space that can also be set up to host cocktail hour; the large fountain has a special glow at night that we love.

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(Photographer: Ben & Kelly Photography)

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(Photographer: Fully Alive Photography, Planner: Victoria Canada Weddings & Events)

Another reason we’re smitten with this luxury destination wedding venue is the many unique photo ops- trickling fountains in tucked-away courtyards, roaring outdoor fireplaces, and original tile and artwork along with nearly 300 towering Royal Palm trees make the property a delightful surprise at every turn.

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(Photographer: Ben & Kelly Photography)

Alegria Garden is perhaps the resort’s most well-known outdoor venue for events; the beautiful and private courtyard is filled with flowers and features a raised stone platform where couples exchange vows

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(Photographer: Kimberly Jarman Photography, Planner: Victoria Canada Weddings & Events)

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(Photographer: Ben & Kelly Photography)

Smaller events can be held in Alegria Garden as well

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(Photography: Andrew Jade Photography, Wedding Planner/Designer: Events by Stephanie Antoinette, Furniture Rentals: Glamour & Woods, Floral: Flower Bar, Stationery: Vee Creative, China: Tea Crockery )

Palmera Salon, with its ornate fireplace, wrought- iron chandelier and exposed wood beams, has that distinctive feel of old world luxury that many couples seek for their receptions.

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(Photographer: Fully Alive Photography, Planner: Victoria Canada Weddings & Events)

Royal Palms, as a luxury destination wedding venue, excels in many ways and one that should matter to you, as a couple planning your wedding, is every single employee’s dedication to delighting you. They aim for that true destination experience where you can steal away and have the time of your life.

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More about Royal Palms Resort & SpaCombining the graciousness and sophistication of a Mediterranean villa with the intimacy and privacy of a secluded retreat, Royal Palms offers 119 custom-appointed guestrooms, intimate clusters of casitas and villas, regal Spanish Colonial architecture, more than 20,000 square feet of estate-like meeting space, Tuscan-style gardens, exquisite tapestries, various antique décor, and stone fireplaces throughout. Designed around the original 1930s historic private mansion, Royal Palms is home to the award-winning T. Cook’s restaurant, Mix Up Bar, Forbes Four Star Alvadora Spa, a Mother-of-Pearl-tiled swimming pool with private cabanas and croquet lawn. Just minutes from Scottsdale’s shopping, galleries, golf, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and the Camelback financial corridor, Royal Palms is an ideal retreat for business, pleasure and special occasions, offering luxury, privacy and convenience.

And as if we needed any more reasons to love Royal Palms Resort & Spa, they just announced a multi-million dollar renovation, beginning in June 2017, to all 119 rooms as well as select meeting and event spaces. We can’t wait for you to tour the property and discover the luxury destination wedding venue of your dreams!

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