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Special Features & Inspiration 89 STYLE INSPIRATION Seven beautiful and creative styled photo shoots showcasing the work of Arizona’s best wedding vendors and venues. 146 CLASSIC ELEGANCE Traditional gown styles are given modern takes with unexpected cutouts, removable trains and subtle sparkles 162 ECLECTIC SEDONA ELOPEMENT Set amongst the pines and stunning red rocks of Sedona, the perfect elopement attire for the entire bridal party. 176 SOPHISTICATED SPANISH FLARE Complementing the Spanish influence of the Hacienda architecture of The Hermosa Inn, gowns ranging from bold mermaid styles to sweet simplistic bohemian.

In Every Issue 18 LETTER FROM THE EDITOR 20 COVER CREDITS 36-40 WED ESSENTIALS

Planning Help & Style Files 42 12-MONTH PLANNING COUNTDOWN 67 OBTAINING AN ARIZONA MARRIAGE LICENSE PHOTOGRAPHY: Steph Wahlig BRIDAL SALON: Grace Style & Bridal FLOWERS: Butterfly Petals VENUE: The Hermosa Inn See more details on page 176

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Celebration Locations RECEPTIONS 46 Find Your Dream Wedding Venue

NORTHERN ARIZONA 68 Northern Arizona Wonderful Weather & Stunning Scenery

SOUTHERN ARIZONA 74 Destination Southern Arizona History, Scenery, and Culture REHEARSAL DINNER PARTIES 78 Before the Big Day How to Host the Perfect Rehearsal Dinner Soiree

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From Scottsdale Glamour to Rustic Charm and Chic Country Clubs to Hacienda Heritage, our favorite Arizona Wedding Locations

Wedding Design Inspiration 90 Hacienda Romance

Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort 94 Citron Rising Sky Ranch Lodge 98 Bold Bohemian The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch 104 Vintage Glam Venue at the Grove 108 Desert Oasis The McCormick Scottsdale 114 Quintessential Arizona The Legacy Ballroom 118 Tropical Destination Val Vista Lakes

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RENTALS 122 Tips and Trends

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Invitations, Gifts & Guests

130 The Wedding Guest List Who gets an invite?

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CATERING & BAR SERVICES 139 Cake Walk Tips for Selecting the Perfect Wedding Cake

Music & Entertainment 142 Entertaining Options Tips for hiring the right entertainment

Bridal Fashion & Beauty MEN’S FASHION 189 The Dapper Groom Suit & Tuxedo 101

BEAUTY 191 Bridal Beauty Maximizing Your Inner and Outer Beauty

Honeymoon & Destinations

HONEYMOON 214 Destination Paradise

Real Arizona Weddings 24 Priscilla & Michael

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FIRST PLACE

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very new year brings changes in trends, styles, decor and more to weddings in Arizona. As the hot summers fade to a perfect fall, winter and spring, we love seeing the creative and one-of-a-kind weddings of real Arizona couples. From the natural beauty of Sedona’s Red Rocks to the unique and desolate serenity of the desert, Arizona offers

vast and variety venues and vendors for every couple. For me, this edition started off different than any other before it. I got engaged in the fall, and I was now in the same spot as other brides to be. What venue to pick? What style of gown? Fall or spring? All these questions swirled in my head as I started the wedding planning process. I can say from first hand experience that wedding planning can be hard, but it is so much fun. From selecting colors, decor and vendors to connecting with friends and family, it is a special time in your life. As I sit here and reflect on this new edition, I fall more in love with every piece of it. From the seven styled inspiration shoots to the three gown spreads, including a styled elopement, each page of the magazine is filled with 100% local inspiration. This new edition features 10 real weddings showcasing the simple beauty of love here in Arizona. As I look to the future and another amazing year, I leave you with one final piece of advice that I continue to remind myself every day. Embrace the beauty of the planning process and make sure your wedding is a reflection of your spouse and yourself. You are building the foundation for your lives together as a couple, and your wedding should show the world your style and personality! Happy Planning,

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PHOTOGRAPHY: Nate Bowman Photography VENUE: CopperWynd Resort & Club PLANNER: Rackel Gehlsen Weddings and Events BRIDAL BOUTIQUE: Bridal Boutique of Arizona FLORALS: Alexis Grace Florals HAIR: Bridal4theWin MAKEUP: Beauty by Alicia BRIDE: Vanessa Mapes

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2018

PHOTOGRAPHY: Saje Photography VENUE: The Paseo BRIDAL BOUTIQUE: Bridal Boutique of Arizona MENSWEAR: Nick’s Menswear FLORALS: The Petal Theory HAIR: Mia from Inizio Salon MAKEUP: Makeup Artistry By Natalie BRIDE & GROOM: Priscilla & Michael Kleim

DECEMBER/JANUARY 2019

PHOTOGRAPHY: Steph Wahlig VENUE: Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort PLANNER: Rackel Gehlsen Weddings and Events BRIDAL BOUTIQUE: Grace Style & Bridal FLORALS: Alexis Grace Florals HAIR/MAKEUP: Heather Van Houten Makeup & Hair RENTALS: Glamour & Woods BRIDE: Sophia Litner

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PHOTOGRAPHY: Rachel Leintz Photography VENUE: The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch BRIDAL BOUTIQUE: Lovely Bride FLORALS: Root & Anther HAIR/MAKEUP: Pucci Salon BRIDE: Kahara Hodges

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PHOTOGRAPHY: Jane in the Woods PLANNER: Jane in the Woods BRIDAL BOUTIQUE: Lovely Bride MENSWEAR: Celebrity Tux & Tails FLORALS: Jane in the Woods HAIR: Sedona Beauty Team & Riley Skipper MAKEUP: Beauty by Alicia BRIDE & GROOM: Camille Skipper & Stetson Skipper

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PHOTOGRAPHY: DePoy Studios VENUE: Venue at the Grove BRIDAL BOUTIQUE: Suzanne’s Bridal Boutique MENSWEAR: Celebrity Tux & Tails FLORALS: Root & Anther HAIR/MAKEUP: Pucci Salon BRIDE & GROOM: Cassie Forsgren & Phillip Michieli


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Priscilla & Michael DECEMBER 15TH, 2017

The Proposal After a serendipitous meeting in Las Vegas,

Another highlight included Priscilla’s oldest daughter walking

Priscilla and Michael dated long-distance before Michael popped

her down the aisle. “She became emotional because she was

the question. During a date night ice skating in downtown

overwhelmed with happiness,” Priscilla remembered. The pair

Phoenix, Michael sat Priscilla down by the tree in the middle

exchanged personal vows to each other, which truly expressed

of the rink. He wondered out loud if the ornaments came off

their love.

the tree right before reaching up to pluck one off. Priscilla was

perfect combination of rustic and elegant. Fresh garlands

shocked, but this was all part of the plan. Michael pulled a ring

adorned farmhouse tables with pink vintage goblets, ornate

from the ornament, dropped to one knee and proposed!

white plates and taper candles. Priscilla and Michael shared

The Ceremony With the help of an amazing vendor team, the

The Reception The Paseo set the stage for the

their first dance with their two daughters, which created a very

couple planned a fun, romantic and loving wedding. Priscilla

touching moment to start the evening. Instead of a getaway,

recalled one of her favorite moments of the day as “just

the couple shut the party down then headed into town to

being with him and having a whole day to express our love.”

continue the festivities!


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vendors VENUE: The Paseo / BRIDAL GOWN BOUTIQUE: Bridal Boutique of Arizona / PHOTOGRAPHY: Saje Photography / BRIDESMAID DRESSES: David’s Bridal / MENSWEAR: Nick’s Menswear FLOWERS: The Petal Theory / MENU/CATERING: Fabio on Fire, Hot Cookie Truck, On the Rocks Bartenders / MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT: Blaine Long, Ellagant Entertainment WEDDING CAKE: Bear and The Honey / VIDEOGRAPHY: Joy Filmz / OFFICIANT: Mathew Blades / WEDDING CONSULTANT: Your Jubilee / JEWELRY: E.D. Marshall Jewelers ENGAGEMENT RING: E.D. Marshall Jewelers / HAIR: Mia from Inizio Salon / MAKEUP: Makeup Artistry By Natalie / RENTALS: The Confetti Studio, Creative Occasions, Lace and a Barn PHOTOBOOTH: Modern West Photo Booth / OTHER: Wedding Burro / REHEARSAL DINNER: Garage East, Pita Jungle Catering / HONEYMOON: The Royal Playa Del Carmen, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

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WINNER

Alan & Adrian JANUARY 14TH, 2018

The Proposal After two years of dating, Adrian and Alan

of honor couldn’t find the ring. The entire wedding party began

took their first international cruise together to Mexico. The

searching, until the jig was up and the maid of honor brought out

three day cruise was filled with fun activities and exploring

the ring. One of the couple’s favorite moments of the ceremony

the Mexican culture. On their last night, the couple was

was their first kiss as husbands.

snapping sunset pictures on the top deck of the boat. Adrian

Adrian prepared a special entrance to the tune of “Danger

told Alan to turn around for what Alan thought was a selfie,

Zone” from Top Gun, with the groomsmen in crew outfits, the

but he turned to see Adrian popping the question. Alan was

groomsmaids in stewardess outfits and the newlyweds dressed

shocked but immediately said yes!

as pilots. The entrance kicked off the fun, and the guests

The Ceremony The couple

The Reception Alan and

symbolized their joining as one unit with a board in two parts

crowded the dance floor the whole night. As the night winded

that once connected together showcased their “family logo” in

down, the couple shared a private and intimate dance before

the middle. When it came time to exchange rings, Adrian’s maid

their sparkler send off.


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vendors VENUE: Aldea at Tlaquepaque / PHOTOGRAPHY: Jonathan Allison Photography / MENSWEAR: Celebrity Tux & Tails / INVITATIONS: emDOTzee Designs / FLOWERS: Andy Castano MENU/CATERING: Babbo Italian Eatery / MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT: Tony the Entertainer / WEDDING CAKE: Fleur Des Lis Unforgettable Cakes / VIDEOGRAPHY: Legacy HD Videography OFFICIANT: Alain Ochoa / HAIR: Baby Doll Weddings / MAKEUP: Baby Doll Weddings / WEDDING NIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS: Phoenix Airport Marriott / LIGHTING: Phoenix Uplighting PHOTO BOOTH: Desert Rain Bar Company / REHEARSAL DINNER: The Duce / HONEYMOON: Secrets Maroma Beach Resort, Cancun, Mexico

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cover contest THIRD PLACE

WINNER

Kelsey & Orlando MAY 13TH, 2017

The Proposal For Kelsey and Orlando’s four year anniversary,

personal and special touches to every part of the big day. One

the pair planned a getaway to Sedona. On the second day,

of Kelsey’s favorite moments was “walking down the aisle and

the couple embarked on a Pink Jeep tour. At one of the stops,

seeing Orlando waiting for me.”

Orlando asked another couple to take a picture for them. Kelsey

prepared for their first dance, Kelsey’s nerves started rushing

noticed “Hard to Love,” by Lee Brice was playing. Before Kelsey

in. With the help of Orlando’s natural dancing capabilities,

could decipher why one of their favorite songs was playing

the duo glided over the dance floor without a hitch. Another

in the middle of a Pink Jeep tour, Orlando got down on one

highlight of the night was the surprise groom’s cake in the

knee and proposed!

The Ceremony

The couple married at

The Reception As the couple

shape of a football and designed in the University of Arizona

Villa Siena, a classically elegant space for their romantic garden

colors. When Orlando cut into it, he was surprised to find

wedding. During the planning process, Kelsey continually stated,

the inside was the colors of the rival school, Arizona State

“It’s all about the details.” The bride crafted for hours to add

University, and Kelsey’s alma mater.


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vendors VENUE: Villa Siena / PHOTOGRAPHY: Leslie Ann Photography / BRIDAL GOWN BOUTIQUE: Martina Liana from Mariee Bridal / BRIDESMAID DRESSES: StarDust Celebrations / MENSWEAR: Men’s Wearhouse / INVITATIONS: Jupiter and Juno / FLOWERS: Sarah’s Garden / MENU/CATERING: Villa Siena / MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT: Ray the DJ / WEDDING CAKE: Piece of Cake VIDEOGRAPHY: Something New Media / OFFICIANT: Arizona Ministers / WEDDING CONSULTANT: Some Like It Classic / VEIL: Mariee Bridal / JEWELRY: Tiffany and Co ENGAGEMENT RING: Diamonds Direct / HAIR: Nadine Rutherford / MAKEUP: Leticia Perez and Lydia Martinez / TRANSPORTATION: Silverado Stages GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS: Doubletree Hilton Santan / WEDDING NIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS: Doubletree Hilton Santan / PHOTO BOOTH: Flipbook Memories AISLE RUNNER: The Original Runner Company / SIGNAGE: Gold Ink Lettering / LIGHTING: Karma Lighting / REHEARSAL DINNER: Postino WineCafe HONEYMOON: Sandos and Paradisus, Cancun, Mexico

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1. “Allison” cutaway halter neck, chiffon gown by THEIA, gowns by THEIA can be found locally at Bella Bridesmaids, bellabridesmaids.com. 2. "Soleil" ivory, blush and mauve printed silk organa gown by Leanne Marshall, available locally at Lovely Bride, lovelybride. com. 3. Blush garden roses, cream lisianthus and bright orange sweet pea combine with hanging amaranthus and a spray of greenery by Alexis Grace Florals. 4. GreatShape Contour Kit by Jane Iredale is a trio of warm and cool matte shades for sculpting, conturing and highlighting, janeiredale.com. 5. Louise et Cie "Julea" tassel bracelet bag in sunset coral, vincecamuto. com/louise-et-cie-handbags. 6. 4-tier wedding cake with embossed fondant and sugar paste flower embellishment created by Sugar Petals Custom Cakes, sugarpetalscustomcakes.com. 7. Nail Lacquer in Star Magnolia by Flora, flora1761.com. 8. Freya Rose ‘Courtney Bubble Pink’ is a limited edition, opulent tie-up heel in sumptuous leather featuring a stunning Mother of Pearl and cross-detailed brass block heel, freyarose.com.


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1. Caveena zigzag-strap sandal from Vince Camuto, vincecamuto.com. 2. Petit Garden rings from Pasquale Bruni, available in white gold, rose gold and yellow gold with diamonds, pasqualebruni.com. 3. Silver glitter LOCKETT minaudière by Jimmy Choo, us.jimmychoo.com. 4. Kate Spade New York Sadie Street Champagne Saucers, Set of 2 available at Williams Sonoma, williams-sonoma.com. 5. Intensive Age Defying Exfoliator helps restore tired, dull skin. Borghese, borghese.com. 6. Le Vian stacking Bolo diamond bracelets in yellow, white and rose gold, levin. com. 7. Towering 4-tier wedding cake with beautiful gold detail created by Sugar Petals Custom Cakes, sugarpetalscustomcakes.com. 8. Two-piece bridesmaid look from THEIA, Blakely top and Penelope skirt in matte gold. THEIA gowns can be found at Bella Bridesmaids, bellabridesmaids.com. 9. Orion gown by Willowby by Watters is a deep V-neck Estrella Tulle gown is covered with an infinite number of gold and silver sequin stars that are sure to steal the spotlight. Willowby by Watters is available at Bridal Boutique of Arizona, bridalboutiqueofaz.com.


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1. "Fiori" Eau de Parfum by Vince Camuto is an invigorating contemporary fragrance that is light and smooth, combining the scents of pink grapefruit, white nectarine, iris and freesia with a base of sandalwood and creamy blonde cedar wood, vincecamuto.com. 2. 18k rose gold bracelet with 4.92ct diamonds and 13-14 mm South Sea pearls, from YOKO London, yokolondon.com. 3. Hayley Paige Occasions chiffon A-line bridesmaid gown with lace bodice in burgundy. Hayley Paige Occasions is available at Bella Bridesmaids, bellabridesmaids.com. 4. Show off your sparkle with the wide-leg Jair pant paired with Devon top in buff, both from Watters, available at Bella Bridesmaids, bellabridesmaids.com. 5. Bouquet of blush garden roses with a pop of burgundy hued astilbe surrounded by lush greenery by Butterfly Petals, butterflypetals.com. 6. Blush A-line strapless gown with pear and gold embellishment, from the fall 2018 "Endless Love" collection from MORILEE by Madeline Gardner, the MORILEE brand can be found locally at Bride Studio, azbridestudio.com. 7. Imagine Vince Camuto "Devin" fabric crisscross-strap sandal in magenta deluxe satin, vincecamuto.com/imagine. 8. "SELINAA" brooch detail evening bag by TED BAKER LONDON, tedbaker.com/us


12 Month Wedding Planning

COUNTDOWN

9 to 12 months

6 to 9 months

• Choose a date (or up to 3) so you can be flexible with your favorite venue and book it!

• Find the perfect dress and schedule your fittings.

• Talk budget and decide who’s contributing what.

• Book your photographer and set up an engagement photo session to get comfortable with them.

• Grab a copy of Arizona Weddings Magazine for local Arizona wedding inspiration.

• Start assembling your wedding pros on your Arizona Weddings Bridal Profile. • Begin compiling a guest list.

• Reserve a block of guest rooms at a nearby hotel for your out-of-town guests.

• Decide on a wedding planner or day-of coordinator.

• Get engagement ring appraised and insured.

• Hire your florist, musicians, caterers, cake bakers, and other pros.

• Be inspired! Follow us on Instagram for daily local inspiration.

• Register and put the links on your wedding website.

• Create a wedding website.

• Decide on the bridesmaids’ dresses and schedule alterations if needed.

• Propose to your bridesmaids and groomsmen to see if they are up for being in your wedding party. • Choose the officiant.

• Begin planning honeymoon and apply for any needed passports or visas. • Order the invitations and “Thank You” notes. • Shop for wedding bands.

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3 to 5 months

• Iron out the rehearsal dinner details, like the time and location, and invite your wedding party.

1 week before

• Buy new clothes for your honeymoon. • Missing RSVPs? Follow up now!

• Team up with a beauty stylist team and schedule a trial run.

• Send wedding timeline to the bridal party and include day-of contact information.

• Select the getaway car.

• Pack an overnight bag for the wedding night. Include outfits for any day-after events, like a goodbye brunch.

• Choose the groom’s and groomsmen’s attire - to rent or to buy. • Finalize guest list. • Write “Thank You” notes for registry gifts as they arrive.

1 to 2 months

• Mail out wedding invitations with a RSVP cut-off of three weeks before the wedding date.

• Leave your honeymoon itinerary with a family member. • Pamper yourself with a mani-pedi.

1 day before

• Put vendor tips in envelopes and ask maid-ofhonor to distribute them. • Rehearse the ceremony and go to dinner.

• Begin writing vows if you plan to personalize them.

• Give gifts to the bridal party and parents.

• Call vendors to confirm date, times and location.

• Give rings to the best man and maid-of-honor.

• Enjoy a bachelorette weekend with your ladies. • Obtain a marriage license. • Send playlists to your musicians. • Begin breaking in wedding shoes. • Check off your “something old, new, borrowed and blue.” • Put together a day-of emergency kit (bandages, deodorant, fashion tape, concealer, sewing kit). • Prepare final payments to vendors. • Plan ceremony and reception seating.

Day of

• Eat breakfast! • Beautify, relax and get married.

Post-wedding to-dos

• Freeze the top layer of your cake for your first anniversary. • Have your dress and formal wear cleaned and preserved. • Write “Thank You” notes for any day-of gifts. • Enjoy your honeymoon!

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The time to be happy is now; the place to be happy is here. ~Robert Ingersoll

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Find Your

DREAM Wedding Venue

From Scottsdale Glamour to Rustic Charm and Chic Country Clubs to Hacienda Heritage, our favorite Arizona Wedding locations. TEXT BY: Jenzi Langley

RIGHT HERE IN ARIZONA YOU’LL FIND SOME OF THE MOST EXCITING AND STUNNING venues for your special day. This comes as no surprise, as Arizona is one of the most sought-after wedding locations in the world. With great weather, desert landscapes and a wide selection of unique venues, Arizona offers a variety of choices to fulfill every couple’s wedding vision. We’ve compiled a list of our editor’s top picks for Arizona wedding sites that include country clubs, vintage vineyards, modern-glam spaces, and so much more. Read on to find your perfect Arizona wedding venue.

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Chic Country Clubs ANTHEM GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB:

ceremony in the open or under

The towering saguaros and red-

lawn overlooking the desert and

tinted mountains of the Sonoran

golf course. For the reception, a

Desert stand as the backdrop to

grand courtyard lit by twinkling

your special day, complemented

lights is a great place for guests

by the extraordinary Persimmon

to eat and mingle as the sun sets

and Ironwood clubhouses at

on the horizon.

the terrace on the manicured

Anthem Golf and Country

lush lawns, waterfalls, expansive

SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB:

patios, covered pavilions,

Some of the most breathtaking

gorgeous ramadas, a state-of-

views of the Superstition

the-art ballroom with floor-to-

Mountain Range can be seen

ceiling windows and a panoramic

at this venue. Imagine you and

view of the city lights.

the love of your life tying the

Club. Both clubhouses feature luxurious amenities including

PHOENIX MARRIOTT RESORT TEMPE AT THE BUTTES

knot on the 18th hole lawn at

Desert Oasis

BLACKSTONE COUNTRY CLUB:

sunset before the spectacular, saguaro-riddled mountain range.

BOULDERS RESORT & SPA:

day before, couples and their

If you’re looking for an elegant

As the stars come out, guests

wedding squads can lounge

yet rustic theme, look no further

can dine and dance the night

Located in Carefree, this

along the realistic beach lagoon.

than Blackstone Country Club.

away in the private, Tuscan-

stunning venue captures the

Another plus - the venue also

The Tuscan-style architecture

inspired courtyard complete with

ancient mystique of the Sonoran

allows couples to choose their

is surrounded by stunning

twinkling bistro lights and vine-

Desert and flawlessly blends

own vendors in order to create

vistas of the Bradshaw & White

covered walls.

in modern luxury. Your guests

the wedding of their dreams.

Tanks Mountains. Have your

will gather on the lawn for your

tranquil waterfall cascading down

PHOENIX MARRIOTT RESORT TEMPE AT THE BUTTES:

the side. Host your reception

Glistening waterfalls complement

at the visually captivating

the vast mountain vistas at

Organic Garden. Straight out

this venue that celebrates

of a fairytale, this intimate site

the melding of nature and

features lush, aromatic plants

architecture. Rooms seem

in raised planters and a serene

to form right out of the

pond.

mountainside as the lines

ceremony just below Promise Rock - a towering boulder with a

between indoor and outdoor blur.

VAL VISTA LAKES:

With over 40,000 square feet of

Val Vista’s ceremony site is

event space in one of Arizona’s

situated beside a turquoise lake

fastest growing locations, the

that sets a tranquil tone for your

Phoenix Marriott Resort Tempe

day. A backdrop of the stunning

at the Buttes will definitely have

rock waterfall creates an exotic

the perfect place to host your

atmosphere for your vows. The

Arizona wedding.

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Elegant Gardens BOOJUM TREE HIDDEN GARDENS: Tropical paradise has found a new home here in Phoenix at the Boojum Tree Hidden Gardens. Dubbed the “five acre oasis in the heart of Phoenix,” this wedding location originated as the lovechild of a passion project. Today it’s one of the most unique venues in Arizona. Choose from the Hacienda-styled Plaza, Old World Cantina, indoor Tropical Garden or the magical Palm Garden to host your in-state destination wedding.

DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN: In the Desert Botanical Garden, nothing blooms as beautifully as love. With the Garden’s Sonoran appeal and enchanting views, this wedding venue is the right fit for any Arizona-loving couple. The Garden offers open-air pavilions, scenic courtyards and historic banquet halls for daylight and evening ceremonies and receptions. The unique landscape and breathtaking Arizona sunsets make for a naturally beautiful setting on your big day.

THE WRIGHT HOUSE GARDEN RECEPTION CENTRE: Whether you’re looking for an elegant garden ceremony or a reception under the stars, this venue is the perfect backdrop for your intimate Arizona wedding. Your guests will be able to share in the enchantment as you walk down an aisle flanked by immaculate, fragrant flower beds and mature shade trees. The garden ballroom also has a picturesque gazebo for you to say your vows under and is adjacent to an elegant covered veranda.

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Gorgeous Greens DISCOVER MARANA:

of Arizona’s famed sunsets.

Discover Marana is surrounded

Unequaled mountain views and

with breathtaking mountain top

beautiful golfing make for a

views in all directions. It provides

truly unforgettable experience.

exquisite indoor and outdoor

Choose from the Foothills Golf

venues, each boasting versatility

Club’s many options to create

for your ceremony, reception

the perfect wedding day.

and other special events. You on-hand friendly staff you desire

MCCORMICK RANCH GOLF CLUB:

to run everything smoothly while

For a refined yet easily

having the gorgeous Sonoran

customizable venue, we

scenery surrounding to help

recommend the McCormick

capture the perfect moment for

Ranch Golf Club. The ceremony

your memorable day.

site overlooks the grassy shores

will have the quality service and

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of Scottsdale’s largest lake with

Hacienda Heritage

FOOTHILLS GOLF CLUB:

immaculate views of Camelback Mountain in the background.

HACIENDA DEL SOL GUEST RANCH RESORT:

natural xeriscaping of The

Celebrate your first day of

The storybook setting provides

Garden create a mesmerizing

forever at the Foothills Golf

plenty of inspiration to help

place for your ceremony. For

Club in Phoenix. Conveniently

you plan your dream wedding.

Nestled at the base of Mt.

your reception, bring your

located in the shadows of South

Additionally, the sites are

Kimball in the ethereal oasis of

party indoors to the private

Mountain’s ridges, this venue

designed to accommodate all

the desert lies one of Tucson’s

and intimate Stetson Room. A

boasts a majestic setting at its

size of events with spaces that

greatest gems. Originally built

grandiose location, the Stetson

West Lawn ceremony site, which

hold 50-400 people.

in 1929, this venue stood as a

Room features Southwestern

gives some of the best views

ranch school for the daughters

chandeliers, wooden beam

of wealthy families including

ceilings and Indigenous artwork

Vanderbilt and Maxwell. At

throughout.

Hacienda del Sol, modern luxury meets western class with a

VENUE AT THE GROVE:

Spanish mission flavor. Capture

Southwestern flavor meets

this century-long Southwestern

country elegance to provide

elegance in your Arizona

a chic space that is very fresh

wedding.

and inviting. Guests will love the ceremony setting on the lawn

THE HERMOSA INN:

under the old towering pecan

Camelback Mountain stands as

trees. White picket fences and

the backdrop for The Hermosa

a bricked patio exude a rustic

Inn, which is surrounded by

ranch theme to the venue, while

lush shrubbery and accented

twinkling tree lights make the

by a warm, crackling fire

reception space glow at night

pit. Optionally, the tranquil

with a magical whimsy.

atmosphere and gorgeous

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Jaw-dropping Vistas DIFFERENT POINTE OF VIEW: Your dream Phoenix wedding will become a reality at Different Pointe of View at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort. The floor-to-ceiling windows showcase the dramatic panoramic views of the Valley’s desert landscape, the city’s twinkling lights and Arizona’s famous sunsets. Sacred vows will become even more meaningful on the Sonoran Desert overlook with sweeping views of the distinctive, beautiful North Mountain Preserve.

THE PASEO: For a truly intimate wedding that showcases the desert landscape, The Paseo is an ideal location. Only one event at a time is held at The Paseo, so you can privately and comfortably enjoy the day with close family and friends. Superstition Mountain stands guard in the background to provide your wedding day with a stunning yet private atmosphere. The breathtaking mountain vistas, natural Sonoran desert views and amazing sunsets will astonish you and your guests.

POINTE HILTON TAPATIO CLIFFS RESORT: If cascading waterfalls and breathtaking mountain views are on your dream wedding checklist, then you’ll want to move Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort to the top of your venue list. Tucked within the North Mountain Park range, this secluded venue boasts an air of Sonoran elegance. Have an intimate ceremony on a dramatic cliff-top patio overlooking stunning mountains and the Phoenix valley.

SKY RANCH LODGE: Have your wedding at one of the most beautiful locations on the planet. Nestled 500 feet above Sedona, this jaw-dropping venue allows for unhindered, spectacular red rock views in every direction. With four well-manicured and wedding-ready grounds, the venue will wow guests with gardens, trees and ponds. Sky Ranch Lodge also boasts a lookout patio with 180 degree views of Sedona’s stunning red rocks. #AZWEDDINGS ARIZONAWEDDINGS.COM

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Old World Flavor SEVILLE COUNTRY CLUB:

amenities that will make your

This magical, Mediterranean-

you have ever longed for.

styled venue offers an excellent

Exchange vows in a stunningly

space to make the wedding of

beautiful 1700’s replica mission-

your dreams come true. Detailed

style chapel and enjoy a lovely

arched entryways welcome

reception on the Otero Lawn

you in, as you walk among

with views of the dramatic peaks

the travertine tile, 50-foot bell

of Santa Rita Mountains.

wedding celebration everything

towers and expansive terraces.

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Modern Luxury

The ballroom boasts a perfect

VILLA SIENA:

reception site and overlooks

Class and elegance come

the event lawn. Included are the

together to bring us a little

sweeping views of the San Tan

taste of Italy in the form of this

Mountains, sparkling lake and

outstanding venue. A perfectly

lush orange groves that have

tended landscape greets guests

grown nearby for decades.

as they enter. Say your vows

THE LEGACY BALLROOM:

stunning backdrop to your event,

Located in Paradise Valley,

the perfect rugged atmosphere for outdoor photo-ops. The

TUBAC GOLF RESORT & SPA:

and in front of a cozy fireplace

The Legacy Ballroom offers a stunning location for your

Ritz-Carlton combines the

The beautiful and tranquil Tubac

courtyard. Guests will marvel

big day. Lush, well-groomed

innate allure of the desert with

Golf Resort and Spa features

at the Italian detailing of the

landscape provides a natural

modern luxuries and beautiful

Spanish hacienda architecture,

floor-to-ceiling wood work of

upscale element to outdoor

architecture including vaulted

lush grounds, beautiful gardens,

the Arizona Ballroom, complete

weddings, while the posh

ceilings, wood and brick flooring,

Arizona’s incredibly clear blue

with a wood beam pattern on the

interior sets a distinguished

and spacious patios with

skies and a wide array of elegant

ceiling.

tone. Plunging, extravagant

magnificent views of the nearby

drapes surround the ballroom

mountains.

while the desert flora creates

in elegance, while tall windows allow for tons of natural light

STONEBRIDGE MANOR:

to brighten up the ballroom.

If a romantic affair that’s far

Whether you’re looking for a

from the desert scene describes

quiet and intimate event or a

your dream wedding, then

grand and exciting celebration,

Stonebridge Manor is the perfect

The Legacy Ballroom is the

venue for your special day.

perfect place to begin your

Located in Mesa, this palatial

happily ever after.

red-brick mansion is surrounded by manicured lawns, towering

THE RITZ-CARLTON, DOVE MOUNTAIN:

trees and paved pathways. A

Located in Tucson, this beautiful

backdrop for your ceremony

venue cleverly blends desert

pictures, while the glistening

scenery into a luxe space in

manor pool sparkles behind it.

stately gazebo provides a regal

an elegant fashion. Majestic mountain vistas provide a simply

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YOU TAKE CARE OF THE VOWS. WE’LL HANDLE THE REST. Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort provides the perfect location for an elegant, versatile wedding venue. Gorgeous indoor and outdoor spaces provide the perfect back-drop to your rehearsal dinner, ceremony or reception. Our on-site Wedding Planners will assist you with every detail so that you can fully enjoy this momentous occasion with those you love. For information, please contact: 602 906 3874 • squawpeakhilton.com 7677 North 16th Street • Phoenix, AZ 85020 Photo Credit: De Amor Photography

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At Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, your special day means as much to us as it does to you. Choose from three awe-inspiring locations featuring scenic courtyards or terraced patios to set the picture perfect stage for your wedding ceremony. Following your “I do’s,” our elegant in- and outdoor reception venues guarantee that you will be able to create a truly unique event that is tailored to your individual style, and one that your guests will never forget!

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Rustic Charm

THE SCOTTSDALE RESORT AT MCCORMIC RANCH - Photo by Love My Life Photography

BRADSHAW MOUNTAIN GUEST RANCH:

the picturesque spot to tie the

If you want to escape the desert

delicate, sweet aroma from the

heat and say your vows amongst

courtyard’s planted flowers.

the whispering pine trees, this

Hold an intimate reception in

quiet venue is for you. Far

the roaring 1927 Room, which

removed from the hustle and

features a jaw-dropping painted

bustle of the city, this forest

ceiling.

knot, and guests can enjoy the

property in Crown King is perfect

Resort Style

for an intimate wedding affair

SHENANDOAH MILL:

with you, your fiancé and your

Known for its rustic country

COPPERWYND RESORT & CLUB:

THE PHOENICIAN:

loved ones. Choose from three

atmosphere, complete with a

From sun-soaked, outdoor

tucked away locations to host

waterwheel and a romantic

The recently refreshed

activities, to exclusive

your majestic boho ceremony

garden, the Shenandoah Mill is

CopperWynd Resort is a

accommodations and candlelit

at Bradshaw Mountain Guest

a beautiful venue. Maintaining

boutique hotel nestled high on

ceremonies in a stylish salon,

Ranch.

much of its original rustic-like

a mountain ridge in Scottsdale,

The Phoenician, a AAA Five-

which claims some of the most

Diamond resort, reaches beyond

HASSAYAMPA INN:

unique and breathtaking views

expectation to deliver the

For a couple wanting to evoke

A ceremony at Shenandoah Mill

that Arizona has to offer. To

exceptional. The wedding space

an enchanting scene in dazzling

will wow all your guests. Held in

complement their renewed

features a cherished nuptial

style, the Hassayampa Inn in

the Enchanted Garden, a lush

look, CopperWynd Resort offers

location amid lush floral gardens

Prescott is a perfect venue. Your

lawn carpets your ceremony

amenities that are perfect for

and majestic mountain views.

ceremony can be held outside

while you say your “I do’s” under

hosting pre and post wedding

This venue is a spectacular

on the stunning courtyard patio.

a vine-covered trellis with white

activities, including: a full service

destination for celebrating love

A romantic gazebo serves as

linens elegantly draped.

spa, fitness center, private dining

and wedding bliss in Scottsdale’s

and much more.

gorgeous Sonoran Desert

architecture, the wedding space is surrounded by lush greenery.

Continued on pg 60

landscape.

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your guests in mind? Keep

THE SCOTTSDALE RESORT AT MCCORMICK RANCH:

your guests entertained with

Recently renewed, The

pampering at the day spa, hiking

Scottsdale Resort at McCormick

in the nearby Phoenix Mountains

Ranch will be the perfect venue

Preserve, or splashing at the on-

for the beginning of your forever.

site water park. When it comes

The exciting resort includes

time to say “I do,” the stately

beautifully manicured grounds,

Anasazi Courtyard or exquisite

elegant cuisine, and a variety

North Gardens presents a posh

of fun and engaging activities

space for your ceremony. The

for all your guests. Additionally,

poolside restaurant Hole-in-the-

this resort is considered one of

Wall also provides the perfect

the most romantic destinations

place to enjoy your reception

for both grand and intimate

and relax with family and friends.

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Planning a wedding with

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Continued from pg 56

Scottsdale Glamour FOUR SEASONS RESORT SCOTTSDALE AT TROON NORTH:

indoor location for a spectacular

ages, for a distinct experience

A stunning gated entrance will

reception. Nearly floor-to-ceiling

that is unlike any other wedding.

greet guests as they arrive for

Celebrate your nuptials at the

providing plenty of natural light

PHOENIX ZOO:

the elegant details built into the

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale

during the day and sprawling

The Phoenix Zoo is an exciting

venue, such as the white brick-

at Troon North. With their all out

views of the lake and grounds.

windows sweep across the space,

your wedding. Guests will love

venue for your unique wedding.

and-tiled fireplace, exposed brick

luxury experience, Troon North

With a lush, tropical setting

walls, contemporary hanging

provides intuitive Four Seasons

mixed in with the beauty of the

chandeliers, and industrial

Sonoran Desert, the Phoenix

patterned walls. SoHo63 can

Zoo creates an intriguing and

accommodate up to 200 people

romantic atmosphere. Share

to share in your special day.

service to make every moment of your wedding magical. With

Themed Ambiance

services like supreme spa and

your vows in the shadows of

your fiance and enjoy nearly

ARIZONA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL:

two hours of Couples’ Suite Indulgence.

beauty, you can sneak in some much-needed alone time with

the Savanna, dance under the

SHERATON CRESCENT:

twinkling lights at Ruby’s House

Emulate the feeling of the Big

Make your wedding a royal affair

and take gorgeous lakeside

Apple without having to travel!

at the Arizona Renaissance

wedding photos.

The Sheraton Crescent combines

Festival by hosting your wedding

the diverse Arizona foliage with

THE MCCORMICK SCOTTSDALE:

amongst Medieval-inspired

Located in the heart of

your guests back to the Dark

Scottsdale, this venue is the

Ages, they will be able to

complete package. Calming

experience exotic costumes,

waters from the lake peacefully

unique and delicious cuisine

SOHO63:

then head indoors into one of the

await you and your guests at

and activities that everyone will

This stunning venue brings

two ballrooms that are brightly lit

the outdoor ceremony area.

enjoy. Make lasting memories

together modern luxury with

and feature plenty of natural light

After the vows, stroll over to the

that will enthrall guests of all

city simplicity all under one roof.

from the expansive windows.

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Julia & Tyler JULY 17TH, 2017 Photograpraphy By: Jane in the Woods

The Proposal While the official proposal happened over a meal

with the practice of greeting each day as if it’s our last,” Julia said.

of breakfast for dinner, Julia and Tyler agree the real proposal

Instead of a bouquet, Julia carried an antique French oil lamp. With

happened a few months prior. During a day date to Page Springs

it they started their candlelight ceremony with family and friends

Cellars, where the couple reconnected after being high school

showcasing how love is spread by one small intentional act at a

The Reception Surrounded by the beautiful vineyard,

acquaintances, they enjoyed a bright rosé down by the creek

time.

when Tyler casually said “I was just watching you walk down that

guests enjoyed specialty wine cocktails featuring local peaches

pathway, and I couldn’t help but imagine you coming towards

and fresh lavender, as well as a Mediterranean-inspired brunch

me in a white dress.” “We started making plans after that!” Julia

created by the venue’s Chef Bryan Nowicki. For their cake, Julia

stated.

made her grandmother’s coffee cake recipe into a gluten-free

The Ceremony The couple planned a beautiful sunrise

ceremony in Sedona. “We felt like this was the first day of the

version served with blackberries picked at Oak Creek Canyon

rest of our lives together, and we wanted to begin our marriage

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Photography: Jane in the Woods VENUE: Page Springs Cellars / BRIDAL GOWN BOUTIQUE: Monique Lhuillier from Almond Tree Wedding Boutique / BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: Nordstrom MENSWEAR: Nordstrom / INVITATIONS: Minted / FLOWERS: Bliss Extraordinary Floral / MENU/CATERING: Page Springs Cellars MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT: Tessa Karrys / WEDDING CAKE: Homemade Gluten-free Coffee Cake / VEIL: Homemade by mother of the bride JEWELRY: Erica Elizabeth Designs, Indulgems’ by Grace Chan, Antique Locket / HAIR: Elise Goyer / MAKEUP: Elise Goyer / RENTALS: Verve Tents and Events TRANSPORTATION: Enterprise / GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS: Sedona Rouge Hotel WEDDING NIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS: The Inn Above Oak CreeK / HONEYMOON: Norwegian Cruise in Europe


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Obtaining an Arizona Marriage License PHOTO: Jane In The Woods

Here’s All The Information You’ll Need to Obtain Your Marriage License in Arizona

REQUIREMENTS Both parties must be present to obtain a marriage license. Each individual is required to provide a valid government-issued photo I.D., such as a driver’s license, passport, etc. to show proof of age and confirm identity.

AGE

WHERE TO GO

You may obtain a marriage license in any county in Arizona, as long as your wedding will take place in Arizona

If you are under the age of 18, you must either have a notarized parental Clerk’s Office consent form or have your parent(s) accompany you, present the proper identification, and sign the parental consent form in front of the clerk issuing your license.

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Northern Arizona Wonderful Weather & Stunning Scenery TEXT BY: Anna Furrey PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Jane in the Woods

WHEN THE TEMPERATURES RISE IN SOUTHERN ARIZONA, WE PACK OUR BAGS and hit the road up north. With so many diverse climates, Arizona is one of the few places in the United States where you can have outdoor weddings all year round. With the breathtaking red rocks of Sedona, the forests of fresh pine trees in Flagstaff, and the snow dusted mountains in Pinetop, northern Arizona provides a stunning backdrop for any style of wedding.

PRESCOTT: Fine Dining, Shopping and Culture. From fine dining to boutique shopping, hiking trails to history, Prescott

FLAGSTAFF: Cool Climate, Hiking and San Francisco Peaks.

has something for every one of your wedding guests to enjoy. If you

For a cooler climate, we suggest taking the canyon drive up to Flagstaff.

want your guests to feel right at home, book reservations at the historic

Watch the red rocks fade into a forest of pine trees as you climb up 7,000

Hassayampa Inn. Built in 1927 and owned by Arizona resident, Michael V.

feet to the charming college town. Flagstaff is located in the largest

Kouvelas, the property is one of Arizona’s oldest hotels, offering modern

ponderosa pine forest in the world, which means one simple thing for

amenities combined with a long tradition of exemplary service. With its

Arizona couples: picture perfect backdrop for their wedding portraits.

open-air gazebo, rooftop reception area and elegant ballrooms, it’s the perfect venue for your Prescott wedding.

WHITE MOUNTAINS: Snowy Mountain Tops, Lakes and Fresh Air.

SEDONA: Red Rocks, Luxury and Breathtaking Views.

Lastly, but surely not any less beautiful, are the snow-dusted White

Sedona is another northern Arizona favorite known around the world.

Springerville, Snowflake-Taylor and Payson. From tree-lined lakesides to

Often called “red rock country,” Sedona and its surrounding area

intimate private retreats, the White Mountains are a place where you can

provides exciting activities and stunning views. For some pre-wedding

take a mini hiatus from the city. With hiking, fishing, skiing and plenty of

relaxation and excursions, we recommend checking into the Sky Ranch

fresh air, it can make for the perfect wedding weekend for you and your

Lodge. Located 500 feet higher in elevation, you have one-of-a-kind

guests.

views of the town and iconic red rocks.

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Sarah & Robert JULY 8TH, 2017 Photograpraphy By: DePoy Studios

The Proposal After a romantic dinner on the beach in Cancun,

the aisle. “We both shared tears during that surreal moment,” he

Mexico, Sarah and Robert went for a walk on the shore. They

reminisced. The pair exchanged vows on a stunning deck with the

came upon a heart dug in the sand accented with candles and

iconic Sedona red rocks shining in the distance.

two chairs in the middle. Shortly after sitting down, Robert

The Reception Transitioning inside to a gorgeous setup, tables

claimed he hurt his toe. As a nurse, Sarah immediately wanted

were adorned with lanterns overflowing with lush greenery

to see it, but he kept hiding it from her. Through this distraction,

and pink blossoms. The couple shared their first dance as

Robert was able to take one knee and propose, completely

husband and wife, which Sarah recalled was simply “magical.”

taking Sarah by surprise!

The Ceremony

The couple planned

Towards the end of the reception, Sarah and Robert preformed

a Sedona destination wedding from their home in Michigan. Two

a small Korean ceremony since Robert is half Korean. The duo

of Robert’s favorite moments were when they saw each other for

donned traditional Korean wedding attire and honored both of

the first time in their wedding attire and when Sarah walked down

their parents with traditional Korean wedding gifts.


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Photography: DePoy Studios VENUE: Agave of Sedona / BRIDAL GOWN BOUTIQUE: Monique Lhuillier from The Wedding Suite at Nordstrom / BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: David’s Bridal FORMALWEAR: Men’s Wearhouse / INVITATIONS: Zazzle / FLOWERS: Sedona Mountain High Flowers / MENU/CATERING: Fresh From the Kitchen MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT: The AZ Experience / WEDDING CAKE: Jacqueline Rose Cakery / VIDEOGRAPHY: Legacy Videography / OFFICIANT: Andrew Murphy WEDDING CONSULTANT: Heart of Sedona Weddings / VEIL: Toni Federici “Avalon” / ENGAGEMENT RING: Darakjan Jewlers BRIDE’S HAIR & MAKEUP: Eric from Chic Hair Salon / BRIDAL PARTY HAIR & MAKEUP: Kristen Diaz / FAVORS: CocoLocco GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS: Best Western, Hyatt Pinon and Marriott Courtyard / WEDDING NIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS: Best Western Sedona PHOTOBOOTH: SmilesToGoPhotoBooth / HONEYMOON: Maui and Kona, Hawaii

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Destination Southern Arizona History, Scenery, and Culture - A Recipe for the Perfect Wedding in Southern AZ TEXT BY: Anna Furrey PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Ashley Rae Photography

WITH ALL OF THE DIFFERENT CLIMATES ARIZONA HAS TO OFFER, MAKE YOUR way down south for a sun-kissed paradise. Experience show stopping views, invigorating history, culture and nightlife that will collaborate together to create the perfect recipe for your Arizona wedding.

TUCSON: Hidden Treasures, Historic Downtown Culture and Exploration.

the lens of Arizona’s beauty and heritage. Adobe-styled buildings are interwoven into the rich desert landscape, where a stunning mountainscape marks the perfect backdrop to say your “I do’s.”

When many Arizonans think of Tucson, they most often think of their

Outdoors looking toward the mountains or indoors with romantic

Wildcat days at the University of Arizona. What many don’t know is that

décor, Tucson offers pristine conditions for a wedding anytime of the

Tucson is full of hidden treasures in its flawless scenic surroundings. The

year. Being less than two hours south of Central Phoenix, it acts as a

colorful desert of Tucson is less than 200 miles south of the Valley. Step

“home away from home” getaway for couples seeking a destination

outdoors and explore the widely renowned Sabino Canyon, lush with

wedding with a short travel time.

desert landscape brush and token saguaro cacti. Tucson’s historic downtown streets. Rich with culture and lined with

YUMA: Sunny Skies, Water Fun and Romantic Scenery.

selections of every kind of food you can imagine, this southern Arizona

Considered to have “more sunshine than any other city on earth,” Yuma

location is welcoming and rewarding.

is Arizona’s hidden gem, bursting at the seams with outdoor activities.

After your time exploring the Sonoran Desert, take a stroll through

Just north of the city, nestled at the base of Mt. Kimball, lies one of Tucson’s greatest gems: Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort. This elegant Sonoran venue captures the essence of the wild west through

With everything from water play, to golfing, to off roading, it’s the kind of wedding destination that will make memories of a lifetime. If you’re looking for something especially exciting to do with your


CELEBRATION LOCATIONS | southern arizona

future hubby before tying the knot, go on a hot air balloon tour over

and enjoying a fine glass of wine!

the Gila Mountains. This is an intimate, breathtaking experience that will allow you two to get away for a few hours and take a moment to reconnect in the midst of all that crazy wedding planning.

MARANA: Stunning Scenery, Diverse Shopping and Adventure. As the gateway to southern Arizona, Marana is brimming with gorgeous

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY: Small Town Charm, Rich History and Vibrant Culture.

vistas and outdoor adventures for everyone. From bike trails to hiking,

Located along Arizona’s southern border, Santa Cruz County is filled

If you like to get your cardio in by power shopping, head to the Tucson

with bustling small towns full of unique shops and services. Explore

Premier Outlets for the best deals from your favorite stores. Also be sure

Nogales, Ariz. then cross the border into Mexico for more sightseeing

to check out Discover Marana for local events happening throughout

and shopping in Nogales, Sonora.

the year!

let your soul soar and your heart race among the vast desert landscape.

Heading north toward Tucson, find the Tubac Golf Resort and Spa

If lush, manicured lawns mixed with desert flora and mountain vistas

on the historic 500-acre Otero Ranch. Surrounded by the Coronado

is more your style, head over to The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain. The

National Forest and highlighted by the dramatic peaks of the Santa Rita

Ritz-Carlton combines the innate allure of the desert with modern

Mountains, the tranquil resort features Spanish hacienda architecture,

luxuries and beautiful architecture including vaulted ceilings, wood and

beautiful gardens and elegant amenities.

brick flooring, and spacious patios with magnificent views of the nearby

With new wineries popping up every year, the towns of Sonoita and

mountains. These majestic mountain vistas provide a simply stunning

Elgin are a must-stop for wine lovers. At a higher elevation, the region

backdrop for any event, while the desert dotted with abundant cacti

experiences near-perfect weather all year round, ideal for sitting outside

creates a rugged atmosphere for outdoor photo-ops.

Breathless...

Indoor and Outdoor Ceremonies and Receptions Weddings & Events Manager 520.398.3534 Photo Courtesy of Steven Palm

(1-19, Exit 40) • 30 minutes from Tucson

www.TubacGolfResort.com 1.800.848.7893

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Before the Big Day How to host the perfect rehearsal dinner soiree TEXT BY: Jenzi Langley PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Rachel Leintz Photography

WE KNOW PLANNING YOUR BIG DAY CAN CONSUME MOST OF YOUR FREE TIME, especially as the day draws nearer. Between bridal showers, fittings, and bachelorette parties, you’re probably on weddingprep overload. The rehearsal dinner might be the last thing on your mind. If this is you, no worries. We’ve reached out to the top professionals in the industry from Old Town Tortilla Factory and J&G Steakhouse to help you seamlessly plan your rehearsal dinner. Here you will find everything you need to know to plan a spectacular rehearsal dinner party without having to stress!

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TreaT Your GuesTs To The ulTimaTe souThwesTern DininG experience Whether it’s your rehearsal dinner, bachelor/bachelorette party, engagement celebration or private day time wedding, Old Town Tortilla Factory is the perfect venue for the special day.

Indoor & Outdoor Seating Cool Mist System Or Toasty Heated Patio Can Accommodate Groups Ranging From 10-300 Plated Or Buffet Style Dining Daytime Weddings Or Events Available

olD Town TorTilla FacTorY 6910 E Main St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 • 480-945-4567 • oldtowntortillafactory.com


What’s the purpose of a rehearsal dinner? “The rehearsal dinner is an event designed to bring both the families together as one before the wedding,” says Suzannah Modzelewski from Old Town Tortilla Factory. It’s meant to unite the families and welcome everyone who has travelled from out of town. Elena Torres from J&G Steakhouse also adds that the rehearsal dinner works “to gather and appreciate those who will be playing a big role in the ceremony.”

Who handles the guest list? Typically, it’s the parents of the groom who host the rehearsal dinner. However, Suzannah adds that with the changing standards of modern times, either set of parents or another relative can host the rehearsal dinner.

What’s the timeline for booking a rehearsal dinner venue? “Elena from J&G Steakhouse says, “Around three months is the best time to book.” Although more popular spots may need to be booked out six months in advance. This allows for planning and decoration

“With all the stress from the wedding day, our experts advise couples to stick to the guidelines when choosing a rehearsal dinner venue. “Keep the night casual, simple and early.”

arrangements to be made with ease.

Who gets invited? As this dinner works to bring people from both sides of the family

groomsmen gifts - especially if you plan on them wearing the gifts on

together, immediate members from both sides are often invited. “Don’t

your wedding day.

forget to invite the wedding party and out-of-town guests,” reminds Suzannah. If the officiant is close to the couple, then he or she ought to

What kind of food would you recommend serving?

receive an invitation as well.

The meal for the rehearsal dinner should be something easy and different from what’s on the wedding menu. Suzannah from Old Town

What kind of toasts will there be, and who is expected to give them?​

Tortilla Factory notes that the location or theme of the wedding can

“The evening begins with welcome remarks by the host,” says Elena. A

chained restaurants. Something Southwestern or Mexican in style is a

few words from the wedding party or other family members are often

nice option.”

still have an impact on the meal. “Choose a local flare that rivals the

done as well. Suzannah adds that the father of the groom will customarily do a toast as well, especially if he is one of the hosts. Just don’t place

What should couples look for in a rehearsal dinner venue?

too much pressure on anyone who will also be giving a toast at your

Typically, couples should search for a venue that is well established

reception. A special thank you toast from the couple is also expected.

with an experienced and friendly event coordinator and staff. “Beautiful ambiance within a welcoming setting featuring great cuisine and

​What is the dress code?

signature cocktails is a sure bet,” says Suzannah.

Elena points out that while the bride and groom usually set the tone for on the season and theme of the venue. Most venues like J&G Steakhouse

​ hat are some additional things couples should consider W when planning their rehearsal dinner?​

are resort casual.” If you are still unsure, tradition dictates a casual

With all the stress from the wedding day, our experts advise couples to

cocktail approach.

stick to the guidelines when choosing a rehearsal dinner venue. “Keep

the evening, there are other factors to consider. “It really does depend

the night casual, simple and early,” says Elena from J&G Steakhouse.

Are gifts okay or a no-go?​

“The big day will be here quickly!” Likewise, do go with a venue that

Eleana points out, “The rehearsal dinner is a perfect time for the

speaks to you and is different enough from the wedding itself. Suzannah

couple to recognize parents and/or the wedding party with a token of

adds the best rehearsal dinner venues will be unique, while offering a

appreciation.” This is a great opportunity to hand out bridesmaid or

stress-free dinner party that will be remembered forever.

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We can help customize a menu as unique as your love. Schedule your personalized tasting today. (480) 994-1799

2534 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85257 www.LosSombreros.com

Romance is in the air when you host your private event at J&G Steakhouse. Nestled into the base of majestic Camelback Mountain, we offer a variety of stylish private and semi-private dining spaces featuring sweeping views, as well as award-winning contemporary steakhouse cuisine inspired by world-renowned chef, Jean-Georges.

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480.333.1820 copperwynd.com

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480.481.8159 dbg.org

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602.866.7500 tapatiocliffshilton.com

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520.639.8040 discovermarana.org

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Foothills Golf Club 2201 E. Clubhouse Dr. • Phoenix, AZ 85048

480.460.4653 thefoothillsgc.com

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Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North 10600 E. Crescent Moon Dr. • Scottsdale, AZ 85262

480.515.5700 fourseasons.com/scottsdale

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Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort 5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Rd. • Tucson, AZ 85718

520.901.1345 haciendadelsol.com

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Hassayampa Inn 122 E. Gurley St. • Prescott, AZ 86301

623.582.2678 hassayampainn.com

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The Hermosa Inn 5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd. • Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

602.792.1851 hermosainn.com

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Hot Air Expeditions 702 W. Deer Valley Rd. • Phoenix, AZ 85027

480.502.6999 hotairexpeditions.com

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The Legacy Ballroom Paradise Valley 4530 E. Gold Dust Ave. • Phoenix, AZ 85028

480.382.3829 thelegacyballroom.com

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Up to 250

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McCormick Ranch Golf Club 7505 E. McCormick Pkwy • Scottsdale, AZ 85258

480.998.3800 mccormickranchgolf.com

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The McCormick Scottsdale 7401 N. Scottsdale Rd. • Scottsdale, AZ 85253

480.367.2413 mccormickscottsdale.com

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The Paseo 3753 E. Apache Trail • Apache Junction, AZ 85119

480.845.9114 thepaseovenue.com

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The Phoenician 6000 E. Camelback Rd. • Phoenix, AZ 85251

480.423.2722 thephoenician.com

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Anthem Golf & Country Club 2708 W. Anthem Club Dr. • Anthem, AZ 85086

623.742.6200 anthemclubaz.com

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Arizona Renaissance Festival 12601 E. HWY 60 • Gold Canyon, AZ 85118

520.463.2600 renfestinfo.com

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Blackstone Country Club 12101 W. Blackstone Dr. • Peoria, AZ 85383

623.707.8702 weddingsatblackstonecountryclub.com

Boojum Tree Hidden Gardens 16026 N. 36th St. • Phoenix, AZ 85032

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The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch 480.991.9000 7700 E. McCormick Ranch Pkwy • Scottsdale, AZ 85258 destinationhotels.com/scottsdale-resort

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Seville Golf & Country Club 6683 S. Clubhouse Dr. • GIlbert, AZ 85298

480.279.3012 clubcorp.com/clubs/seville-golf-country-club

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Shenandoah Mill 1359 S. Gilbert Rd. • Gilbert, AZ 85296

480.855.0099 shenandoahmill.com

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Sheraton Crescent Hotel 2620 W. Dunlap Ave. • Phoenix, AZ 85021

602.371.2718 sheratoncrescent.com

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Sky Ranch Lodge 1105 Airport Rd. • Sedona, AZ 86336

928.282.6400 skyranchlodge.com

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SoHo63 63 E. Boston St. • Chandler, AZ 85226

480.878.5663 soho63.com

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Stonebridge Manor 4000 E. Main St. • Mesa, AZ 85215

480.641.3131 stonebridgemanor.com

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Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club 8000 E. Club Village Dr. Superstition Mountain, AZ 85118

480.983.3200 superstitionmountain.com

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Tubac Golf Resort & Spa 1 Ave de Olero Rd. • Tubac, AZ 85646

520.398.2211 tubacgolfresort.com

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Val Vista Lakes Events 1600 E. Lakeside Dr. • Gilbert, AZ 85234

480.926.9694 vvlevents.com

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Venue at the Grove 7010 S. 27th Ave. • Phoenix, AZ 85041

602.456.0803 venueatthegrove.com

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Villa Siena 890 W. Elliott Rd. • Gilbert, AZ 85233

480.782.7218 villasiena.cc

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480.833.0902 thewrighthouse.com

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Phoenix Marriott Resort Tempe at The Buttes 2000 W. Westcourt Way • Tempe, AZ 85282

602.431.2386 marriott.com/hotels/event-planning/wedding-planning/phxtm-phoenix-marriott-tempeat-the-buttes

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Phoenix Zoo 455 N. Galvin Pkwy • Phoenix, AZ 85008

602.286.3800 phoenixzoo.org

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602.997.2626 squawpeakhilton.com

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602.866.7500 tapatiocliffshilton.com

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520.572.3000 ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/arizona/dove-mountain

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480.832.1539 rockinr.net

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A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love. ~Max Muller

Photography by Jane in the Woods

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rawing inspiration from the historical venue surrounded by blooming floral year round, Rackel Gehlsen created this romantic wedding inspiration. Situated in a quaint courtyard, the ceremony site features a mixture of cross back and oval chairs for a hint of Old World charm. Vintage cobalt blue and clear goblets paired with ornate white plates on the reception table. Silver

taper candles mix with votives cascading around floral centerpieces composed of white anemones, ivory and blush garden roses and an abundance of greenery. Watercolor accents complete the look on the three-tiered cake and Hacienda architecture on the invitation suite finished with a custom wax seal.

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the design team VENUE: Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort | PHOTOGRAPHY: Steph Wahlig | EVENT PLANNER: Rackel Gehlsen Weddings and Events | BRIDAL GOWN BOUTIQUE: Grace Style & Bridal | BRIDAL GOWN DESIGNER: Pronovias | MENSWEAR: Tuxedos on Broadway | PAPER: Victoria York Design | FLORALS: Alexis Grace Florals | WEDDING CAKE: Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort HAIR/MAKEUP: Heather Van Houten Makeup & Hair | RENTALS: Glamour & Woods | TABLETOP RENTALS: The Confetti Studio LINENS: Creative Coverings | VIDEOGRAPHER: Love Story Films | MODELS: Sophia Litner & Brantun Hensley

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ABOUT THE VENUE Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort provides everything you need to make your special day unforgettable. From spectacular mountain views to calming, romantic gardens, every detail is magical. The venue offers tastings for not only cakes, but for food, wine and cocktails to ensure everything is perfect for you and your guests. The entire set-up and teardown is handled by the talented team at Hacienda del Sol, freeing you to focus on enjoying every moment of your day. With only one wedding per night, Hacienda del Sol encourages brides and grooms to customize their dĂŠcor any way they choose.

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nspired by warm tones of the citrine gemstone and crystals, Kelsey from Jane in the Woods created this bold yet feminine Southwest wedding inspiration. The happy couple settled in the sweetheart table adorned with amber goblets, rose gold chargers, burnt orange candles, and sprays of fresh blooms featuring muted yellow ranunculus and papaya orange poppies. An eye-catching

pampas grass arch framed the table and highlighted the stunning Sedona red rocks in the distance. Cactus cookies with gold leaf details and mini-cupcakes topped with edible geodes added the perfect sweet treat to the day. The bride donned a hat accented with lush blooms then transitioned into a simple greenery crown.

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the design team VENUE: Sky Ranch Lodge | PHOTOGRAPHY: Jane in the Woods | EVENT PLANNER: Jane in the Woods BRIDAL GOWN BOUTIQUE: Bridal Boutique of Arizona | BRIDAL GOWN DESIGNER: Nicole Spose and Ashley & Justin MENSWEAR: Celebrity Tux & Tails | PAPER: Signatures Invitations & Gifts | FLORALS: Sedona Mountain High Flowers DESSERTS: Sift Bakehouse | JEWELRY: Shane Co. and Olive Avenue Jewelry HAIR/MAKEUP: Lindsey Mikhel | RENTALS: Glamour & Woods | TABLETOP RENTALS: The Confetti Studio VIDEOGRAPHY: Corona Films | LINENS: Creative Coverings and Anthropologie | RIBBON: Silk & Willow CRYSTALS: Mystical Bazaar | MODELS: Lindsey Mikhel & Trevan Segle

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ABOUT THE VENUE Sky Ranch Lodge is a cozy hideaway up in the mountains of Sedona near the Airport Mesa. The rooms feel like intimate bungalows with top notch accommodations and completely updated amenities. From the moment you open your bedroom window, you have breathtaking views of Sedona’s landscapes that are truly unmatched. The venue overlooks the entirety of Red Rock country and offers spectacular views in every single direction you look. Sky Ranch Lodge is not only perfect for intimate weddings but doubles as a place to retreat and enjoy the unique nature of Sedona, Arizona.

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Bold Bohemian The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch Photographer Rachel Leintz Photography | Florals Root & Anther

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rawing inspiration from the monochromatic walls of the venue covered with crawling vines and pops of vibrant florals, the team created this bold bohemian shoot. The bride donned a corded floral lace gown paired with a show stopping floral crown made of vibrant pink roses and green succulents. The lawn set the stage for the intimate ceremony with a textured rug and

wooden lanterns serving as the altar. A vintage blush couch, funky furry chairs and a driftwood table added to the rich bohemian feel. The night finished at a sweetheart table accented with pops of purple. A stained glass cake along with colorful cookies completed the look.

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the design team VENUE: The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch | PHOTOGRAPHY: Rachel Leintz Photography BRIDAL GOWN BOUTIQUE: Lovely Bride | BRIDAL GOWN DESIGNER: Lover’s Society | MENSWEAR: Celebrity Tux & Tails PAPER: Nora Belle Designs | FLORALS: Root & Anther | WEDDING CAKE: Sugar Petals Custom Cakes | JEWELRY: Shane Co. and Kendra Scott | HAIR/MAKEUP: Pucci Salon | RENTALS: Glamour & Woods | TABLETOP RENTALS: The Confetti Studio FOLIAGE WALL: dei-zinz fresh studio | MODELS: Kahara Hodges & Devin Hill

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ABOUT THE VENUE At the crossroads of everything Scottsdale, The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch can create the wedding of your dreams. Imagine saying “I do” beneath a flawless canopy of stars, the perennially verdant expanse of the venue’s Paradise Park Lawn is the ideal background to your happily ever after. From intimate outdoor celebrations to grand affairs in the elegant ballroom, creative and knowledgeable resort wedding planners turn your vision into a reality. Wherever your dreams lead you, your special day at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch will be one of a kind, and the perfect backdrop for the beginning of forever.

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ake a step into a time gone by with this Great Gatsby inspired shoot. Glitz and glamour of the 1920s exudes in every detail from the crystal chandeliers in the lounge setup to the luxurious black oval reception chairs. An arbor draped in white linens and accented with fresh hydrangeas and lavender roses stands as the focal point of the ceremony with metal cross back

chairs on each side of the aisle. Gold rimmed chargers pair with gold flatware and vintage crystal goblets on the reception table. A four-tiered cake with piped designs and intricate sugar flowers was the final touch to this vintage shoot.

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the design team VENUE: Venue at the Grove | PHOTOGRAPHY: DePoy Studios | EVENT PLANNER: Venue at the Grove BRIDAL GOWN BOUTIQUE: Suzanne’s Bridal Boutique | BRIDAL GOWN DESIGNER: Maggie Sottero MENSWEAR: Celebrity Tux & Tails | PAPER: Signatures Invitations & Gifts | FLORALS: Root & Anther WEDDING CAKE: Sugar Petals Custom Cakes | HAIR/MAKEUP: Pucci Salon RENTALS: Glamour & Woods, Y-Knot Party & Rentals | MODELS: Cassie Forsgren & Phillip Michieli

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ABOUT THE VENUE Located minutes from downtown Phoenix, Venue at the Grove offers over two acres of the perfect ambiance for premier weddings and social events. The spacious courtyard, rustic barn, and breathtaking pecan orchard wrapped in 40,000 twinkling lights provide the perfect serene backdrop by offering a setting that is both beautiful and timeless. The elegant banquet hall accommodates parties up to 140 and opens to an inviting courtyard that entertains 200 guests. At Venue at the Grove, you will feel like a celebrity at your own wedding with a dedicated staff creating an experience truly extraordinary and unforgettable for your special day!

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Desert Oasis The McCormick Scottsdale Photographer Steph Wahlig | Event Planner Glamour & Woods

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nspired by the venue’s lakeside location, Jennifer from Glamour & Woods created the ultimate beach wedding without leaving Arizona. Planted cattails, an ornate blue rug and floral arrangements with a spray of palms and white blooms created the seaside altar. The bride sits in one of the wicker peacock chairs framing the lounge setting paired with a woven table topped with driftwood

and starfish. A reception under a canopy of white flowers, sea glass vases, sprigs of eucalyptus and soft pink goblets sit atop the farmhouse table. The invitation suite features a blush floral motif and elaborate script font as the perfect accent to the romantic day.

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the design team VENUE: The McCormick Scottsdale | PHOTOGRAPHY: Steph Wahlig | EVENT PLANNER: Glamour & Woods BRIDAL GOWN BOUTIQUE: Grace Style & Bridal | BRIDAL GOWN DESIGNER: Lillian West MENSWEAR: Celebrity Tux & Tails | PAPER: Victoria York Design | FLORALS: Alexis Grace Florals WEDDING CAKE: Sugar Petals Custom Cakes | HAIR: Vidogi Salon | MAKEUP: Beauty by Alicia | RENTALS: Glamour & Woods TABLETOP RENTALS: The Confetti Studio | VIDEOGRAPHER: Corona Films | MODELS: Brittney Robinson & Dillon Lockhart

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ABOUT THE VENUE The McCormick Scottsdale sits on the edge of Camelback Lake with majestic views of the McDowell Mountains. This pristine location creates a setting as timeless as your love. Transport your wedding to the shores of a tropical paradise with towering palms and a romantic waterfront setting, but still conveniently located in the heart of Scottsdale. Dedicated wedding planners ensure that every detail is taken care of so you can relax and enjoy your special day. The McCormick Scottsdale is a truly unique oasis surrounded by the vast desert. The venue offers gorgeous views and spaces to say “I do� for up to 200 guests.

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laying off the wild bougainvillea surrounding venue, the team created a stunning setting highlighting the natural beauty of Arizona. Vibrant pink bougainvillea mixed with peach garden roses and green succulents to create the gorgeous centerpiece for the reception table. Gold candle holders, votives and bud vases accented the table and paired with crisp metallic edged

plates topped with custom name cutouts. At the ceremony, rustic candelabras with lush florals and white taper candles welcomed the couple down the aisle to a wood arch overflowing with bougainvillea, purple stock and creamsicle roses. The bride wore a twopiece gown with an long train adding a wow-factor to the day.

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the design team VENUE: The Legacy Ballroom | PHOTOGRAPHY: DePoy Studios | BRIDAL GOWN BOUTIQUE: Avancy Bridal BRIDAL GOWN DESIGNER: L’amour by Calla Blanch | MENSWEAR: Celebrity Tux & Tails | PAPER: Signatures Invitations & Gifts FLORALS: Butterfly Petals | HAIR/MAKEUP: Uyen Le and Katelyn Austria of Vidogi Salon | RENTALS: Y-Knot Party & Rentals NAME PLATES: Deco Ink Designs | MODELS: Denise & Byron Tanigawa

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ABOUT THE VENUE Since The Legacy Ballroom opened its doors in 2010, the venue has produced everything from intimate celebrations and stunning, outdoor ceremonies to large scale, luxury wedding receptions. Nestled in the foothills of Paradise Valley, the venue offers exceptional, individualized service at their full-scale, resort inspired location. The Legacy Ballroom has indoor and outdoor options available, including two outdoor courtyards with lush lawns and beautiful mountain views. The indoor ballroom comfortably seats up to 250 guests and features large chandeliers paired with stylish and contemporary furnishings. At The Legacy Ballroom, the helpful event staff is there from start to finish to create your perfect wedding!

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Tropical Destination Val Vista Lakes Photographer Rachel Leintz Photography | Event Planner The Confetti Studio

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laying off the beachy feel of the venue, Tara from The Confetti Studio created this tropical wedding inspiration that instantly transports you to a far away island. Wood and linen chairs surround the reception table topped with real coconuts, peaches and pears surrounding the lush floral centerpieces with muted orange, white and mauve blooms. Gold candle holders and

blush taper candles add a soft touch to the design accented with teak wood chargers, mustard ribbons and custom menus. Down by the water, guests can grab a mango margarita or sparking mojito as they lounge on the cream sofa paired with dusty pink chairs and patterned pillows.

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the design team VENUE: Val Vista Lakes | PHOTOGRAPHY: Rachel Leintz Photography | EVENT PLANNER: The Confetti Studio BRIDAL GOWN BOUTIQUE: Suzanne’s Bridal Boutique | BRIDAL GOWN DESIGNER: L’amour by Calla Blanche MENSWEAR: Celebrity Tux & Tails | PAPER: Victoria York Design | FLORALS: The Petal Theory JEWELRY: Olive Avenue Jewelry | HAIR/MAKEUP: Bridal4TheWin | RENTALS: Glamour & Woods TABLETOP RENTALS: The Confetti Studio | MODELS: Nicole Kalani & Ryan Kirby

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ABOUT THE VENUE Val Vista Lakes has an abundance to offer featuring lake views, a sandy beach lagoon, gorgeous waterfalls and lush landscapes. The sophisticated interior offers rich wood paneling and floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking views. When you book your event at Val Vista Lakes, the banquet room is exclusively yours starting in the morning, which allows time to decorate and ensure everything is perfect for your special day. Make your day exactly how you’ve always dreamed by being able to choose your preferred caterer and bar service. Come celebrate your momentous occasion at Val Vista Lakes!

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Tips and Trends Let Rentals Transform Your Wedding & Reception TEXT BY: Vanessa Davis PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Steph Wahlig

DETAILS – BIG AND SMALL – CAN MAKE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON YOUR WEDDING. Rentals are one of these major detail areas because they can significantly change the style, mood and overall feel of the party. Our wedding rental experts are sharing their favorite rental trends and things to keep in mind when selecting rentals.

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patterned and colored glassware for weddings.” With this new trend, feel free to mix and match colors and styles! Ginia Lucas of Y-Knot Party & Rentals calls lighting “the best way to transform a room,” saying it can “soften corners and illuminate the important aspects of the rest of the rental design.” Lighting doesn’t have to be fancy to make a statement. Overhead bistro lighting and lighted canopy frames set the ambiance of a space making it warm and inviting. Now more than ever brides and grooms are looking for unique ways to showcase their personality and style throughout their wedding. Other popular rental trends include mirror or chalkboard escort card displays, wooden harvest tables, table runners instead of overlays, and mixing textures to create your dream space.

BUDGET BASICS Get rental quotes early and realize you’ll probably need more items than you think. Don’t forget about the extra tables and chairs needed such as a buffet, cake table or a bar. “With rentals, just like the dollar store, small things add up,” says Lucas. “A place setting may only be $3, but with 200 guests, suddenly you’re at a minimum of $600 in rentals before any decorations.” That’s why she advises couples to make two lists: one is a “must have” and the other is a “want to have.” Whether you are more traditional or looking to make a statement, let rentals transform your big day into the perfect setting you’ve always imagined!

WHY ARE RENTALS IMPORTANT? Rentals can fill a space with texture, color and style by enhancing existing characteristics of the venue or creating something completely different. Rentals can transform a plain venue into your dream wedding. While many venues carry a certain amount of rentals, most of the time it’s very basic. “We have a lot of brides that come to us to pick out unique items to make their day special,” says Tara Mendoza of The Confetti Studio.

RENTAL TRENDS While every wedding is different, the common theme is a desire to have an amazing celebration space that truly encompasses the couple’s style. An emerging trend is a grand head table at the reception. “A beautiful and unique head table with special chairs becomes a fantastic focal point!” says Jennifer Dudones of Glamour & Woods. This trend stems from the popular sweetheart table by being more inclusive of the entire wedding party. Another trend that is here to stay is lounge seating. “Create beautiful areas for your guests to relax, socialize and have fun in. Lounge areas and lawn games are always a hit!” says Dudones. Make the lounge your own by adding down pillows, rugs and throws in your wedding palette. “Our favorite trend at the moment is vintage colored glassware,” says Mendoza. “We fell in love with photos on Pinterest featuring uniquely

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Lindsey & Anthony SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2017 Photograpraphy By: Steph Wahlig

The Proposal After meeting in college, Lindsey and Tony dated

made a wish for the new life of the happy couple. One of Lindsey

for five years when Tony knew it was time to pop the question.

and Tony’s favorite moments of the day was hiking around the

He had everything planned. The perfect custom ring, her

desert for the perfect sunset shot. “It was so romantic having

parent’s blessing and a romantic date night in Chicago. As the

that time to ourselves and getting to take in the breathtaking

evening winded down, Tony knew the moment was right and got

surroundings,” recalled Lindsey.

down on one knee. Lindsey immediately said “yes!”

guests back at the reception, Lindsey and Tony had one more

The Ceremony The couple planned a breathtaking destination

The Reception Joining their

surprise in store. In preparation for their big day, the couple

wedding in Scottsdale. They wanted the natural beauty of the

took dance lessons to perform a choreographed first dance

Arizona desert to shine throughout the day. A unique feature of

in front of their family and friends. When the couple took to

the wedding showcased a hawk from a local wildlife rescue being

the dance floor, the routine went flawlessly and finished with a

released back into the wild. As the hawk flew into the air, everyone

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INVITATIONS, GIFTS & GUESTS

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The Wedding Guest List Who gets an invite? TEXT BY: Vanessa Davis PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Rachel Leintz Photography

THERE IS MUCH TO LEARN ABOUT PLANNING A WEDDING. As a bride-to-be you will be immersed in the wedding world and will be introduced to new, unforgettable experiences of which the most taxing will be creating the guest list.

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THE GUEST LIST CAN BE AN EMOTIONAL PROCESS If you haven’t already begun the process, you will soon discover that compiling a guest list is a team effort. Yes, a wedding should be about the bride and groom, but it also represents the union of two families. It is important to take into consideration each side of the family when creating the guest list. With clashing opinions, stubborn personalities and emotions at stake, consider implementing a systematized method to create your guest list—such as, • The A, B, C, D List: Categorize the potential invitees respectively and eliminate from bottom, up. • A Piece of the Pie: Determine the desired number of guests and figure an evenly split percentage among all parties involved for equally mixed representation. Although in some cases when

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delegating an allotted number of invitees for each party involved, splitting the shares equally may be problematic for two reasons: 1. One side of the family may be significantly larger than the other. In this case, think proportional. You’re better off allowing more seats to be reserved for the side with the larger family instead of having the smaller family struggle to fill the quota with distant family or friends. 2. Financial responsibility. Traditionally, the bride’s parents are financially responsible for the wedding; however, there are cases in

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which the groom’s parents or even the couple pays for the wedding. Whoever is contributing the larger amount has the right to delegate allotted number of seats to parties involved as they see fit. If the financial contributions are shared equally, A Piece of the Pie is a good objective method to enforce.

A PLUS ONE: YES OR NO? Being accompanied by a date to a wedding is commonly expected among single men and women; however, a couple is not bound by this

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general expectation. Here are a few examples of when or when not to extend a plus one invitation, but it is up to you! • Definite Plus Ones: Includes couples who are married or engaged. • Potential Plus Ones: Includes invitees who are in serious, committed relationships with a significant other. • No Plus Ones: Includes invitees who are single. Attending a wedding single is not the end of the world. Conversely, it could be an opportunity to meet someone new!

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is able to distinguish who is being invited. Is the invitation addressed to a Mr. & Mrs. Smith, a Ms. Smith with an allotted option for plus one on the RSVP card, or simply a specific person? Be intentional. 2. YOUR WEDDING PLANNER. Involved in many aspects of planning a wedding, a wedding coordinator has various responsibilities— one

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WHEN THE GUEST LIST HAS CHILDREN To host kids or not to host kids, that is the question. Some couples want to include children at the wedding because having the entire family present is meaningful, while other couples conclude involving children at the wedding could be a distraction. Regardless of your reasons, for or against, it’s advised either scenario is handled as follows: • With Children: Deciding to include children will require you provide a kids meal option. In addition, inquire about arranging crayons and coloring sheets to be placed where the children will be seated, to keep them occupied. • Without Children: For guests traveling with children from out of town, it’s common courtesy to provide child care resources. Whether it’s a referral or a web link to a list of certified caretakers in the area, make it easy for your invited guests to enjoy the wedding without a worry.

MAKE THE GUEST LIST EARLY Establishing a guest list early on is not only a priority, but it’s also a tremendous aid in the planning process. Crucial details revolve around the guest list—such as invitation orders, catering estimates, chair rentals, engagement

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Michelle & Patrick MAY 27TH, 2017 Photograpraphy By: Rachel Leintz Photography

The Proposal After a memorable first date, the couple knew

their dads witnessing the signing of the marriage license. Michelle’s

they were meant to be. Two years later, Patrick planned the

favorite moment was their first kiss. “It just felt like home,” she

perfect surprise proposal. He asked Michelle to help him pick

reminisced. Michelle and Patrick’s wedding was more than two

out new cabinets at his house. When she arrived, Michelle was

people coming together as one. It was two entities becoming one

The Reception Following the ceremony, the guests

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on their faces. Right there in the entryway, the trio proposed to

and happy couple headed inside for a lively reception. Michelle

Michelle who immediately accepted! The surprises didn’t stop as

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couple planned an elegant wedding at a resort in Scottsdale. Their

them. The couple jetted off to their honeymoon in Maui to

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enjoy a little adventure and relaxation!

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Cake Walk TIPS FOR SELECTING THE PERFECT WEDDING CAKE PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Steph Wahlig

LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST, THE WEDDING CAKE IS OFTEN CONSIDERED THE STAR OF THE RECEPTION. This decadent dessert is more than just sugar, flour and eggs. It’s a delicious treat that can be its own work of art for your guests to talk about long after your wedding. Finding that perfect combination of flavors, fillings and frostings is possible. Tasting different cake varieties and frosting combinations might seem like hard work, but someone has got to do it!

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FROSTED FAVORITES The secret to a great looking cake depends on one thing; the icing. The icing provides the base for the other decorations and helps seal in the moisture and flavor of the cake itself. By far, the most popular icing for wedding cakes is buttercream, a creamy, spreadable icing made from butter and sugar. Another popular icing for wedding cakes is fondant, which is rolled out flat then draped over the cake to provide a completely smooth, firm surface for decorating. Made from sugar and gelatin, fondant has a distinct flavor that may not appeal to everyone, but cake designers can add flavoring to make it taste more appealing for your guests. If you love chocolate, try a ganache, which is an icing made of heavy cream and chocolate. Ganache has the consistency of a thick mousse, making it ideal for a filling as well as an icing. A lesser-known choice for icing is marzipan, a rolled paste of ground almonds, egg whites, and sugar that can be draped over a cake in the same technique as fondant. This is a good option for couples who don’t like the flavor of fondant, but love the smooth surface it creates for decorating.

FLAVORFUL FILLINGS While the icing creates a beautiful cake on the outside, it’s what’s inside that really counts. A cake isn’t worth the flour it’s made of if it doesn’t

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taste as good as it looks, and the best way to give a cake flavor is with the batter and the filling. Wedding cake batter is typically a very simple flavor so that it doesn’t compete with the sweetness of the icing or the filling. The most popular batter for wedding cakes is plain white, but yellow and red velvet cake have been increasing in popularity. Chocolate is always a popular cake flavor, but it is seen more often in the groom’s cake as opposed to the wedding cake. When you meet with your cake designer, ask them for a sample of their most popular batter flavors. This will give you a better idea of the differences between each, and you’ll be able to select a filling that complements the flavor you ultimately choose. While the cake batter flavor might be plain, the filling is what gives a wedding cake its real personality. Filling separates the layers of a cake, and adds additional richness and flavor. It is usually cream or fruit based and depending on the number of tiers, many brides like to select two or three different fillings for their cake.

TASTEFUL TOPPERS Cake toppers today have a style and look that reflects the personality of

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the bride and groom. Fresh flowers coordinating with the bridal bouquet are a traditional favorite, but there are many other options to make your cake as original as you are. Handcrafted gum paste or sugar flowers, a flowing ribbon created from marzipan, or a shiny spun sugar ribbon create drama when placed atop a tiered confection. Want something unique? Consider having a topper created just for the two of you. Incorporate your interests and hobbies into the design idea featuring figurines in your likeness. Then following the wedding, you’ll have a great keepsake and conversation piece. Once you know the terminology, it’s time to meet with your cake designer. The right professional will help you choose the best combination so you’ll have the wedding cake of your dreams.

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ENTERTAING OPTIONS Tips for hiring the right entertainment PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Rachel Leintz Photography

BANDS AND DJS BOOK FAST, especially for events on Saturdays and holidays, so once you’ve made your selection, get the details in writing and sign that contract. Work with them to create a playlist of songs or genres you’d like to hear. Let them know whether or not you’re open to the idea of taking requests from guests.

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ATTIRE: Clearly specify what the dress code is for your event. Formal, VIEW DEMO FOOTAGE: It’s never a good idea to crash a private

semi-formal, beachy, etc.

wedding to view a DJ or band, but a demo DVD or online footage can provide good performance samples.

SET-UP/TEAR-DOWN: Discuss expected and necessary times for arrival, set-up, sound check, and break down at the end of the event.

INTERVIEW: You can do it by email, phone, text, or video. It’s one

There is nothing tackier than a DJ dollying through your guests and

thing to see a great website or get a great review from someone, but are

setting up while people are in the room.

they the right fit for your event and do you “click” with your musician

ROLE:

or DJ?

Is your musician background music only? Is the DJ or

bandleader also expected to be your emcee and handle announcements

REVIEW THE CONTRACT: The contract should clearly outline all

and introductions? If not, who is?

details from reservation fees and when balances are due to cancellation policies. Actual performance time and break times should be outlined.

SOUND RESTRICTIONS:

Special entertainment requests such as food, parking coverage, shading

respectable volume in accordance with local sound ordinances?

from the sun, power needs, and special song requests are also usually noted. Beware of anyone without a contract.

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BRIDAL FASHION & BEAUTY

Come dress yourself in love, let the journey begin. ~Francesca da Rimini

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Elegance CLASSIC

From sleek and simple to sexy and show stopping, a bride is sure to find her dream gown from these classic styles hot off the fashion runways. Traditional styles are given modern takes with unexpected cutouts, removable trains and subtle sparkles. Whether you are looking to make a bold statement or be timelessly romantic, these classic elegant gowns are for every bride!

Photography: Nate Bowman Photography | Venue: CopperWynd Resort & Club | Event Planner: Rackel Gehlsen Weddings and Events | Bridal Gown Boutiques: Bridal Boutique of Arizona, Avancy Bridal, and A Closet Full of Dresses Florals: Alexis Grace Florals | Hair: Bridal4theWin | Makeup: Beauty by Alicia | Jewelry: Spence Diamonds Models: Karly Riggs, Rachel Connor and Vanessa Mapes, Ford/Robert Black Agency

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GOWN: Two looks in one. Pearlescent silk fit and flare gown by Madison James from Bridal Boutique of Arizona. Crystal beaded spaghetti straps with an illusion bodice meets a sleek skirt. For added drama, a detachable silk train takes the gown to the next level with satin covered buttons trailing down the fabric for an extra classic detail. BEAUTY: Bold brows and a pop of color lip from Beauty by Alicia pairs with soft, sweet ringlets swept behind two delicate white flowers by Bridal4theWin. #AZWEDDINGS ARIZONAWEDDINGS.COM

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GOWN: Intricate and glamorous. Fishnet beading with a large patterned lace overlay plunges into a deep V meeting a beaded belt transitioning into a full tulle skirt by Nicole Sposa from Bridal Boutique of Arizona. RING: Artisan created 1.01 carat brilliant diamond surrounded by .52 carats of small gleaming diamonds in a 14k white gold band from Spence Diamonds. EARRINGS: Simple yet stunning, classic stud diamond earrings add the perfect shimmer to the look. FLORALS: Large creamy white garden roses mix with small ranunculus surrounded by a variety of lush greens and sprigs of spirea from Alexis Grace Florals.

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Top: GOWN: Classic and refined. A bold embroidered floral lace gown by Mon Cheri Bridal from A Closet Full of Dresses. Long illusion lace sleeves pair with a slightly scooped neck and a delicate beaded waist flowing into a fit and flare skirt. FLORALS: Every bride deserves to be a queen on her wedding day. Artfully crafted crown from Alexis Grace Florals with lisianthus and berry accents. Bottom: GOWN: Elegant and timeless. Fully beaded ivory fit and flare “Helena” gown by Victor Harper from Bridal Boutique of Arizona features a plunging neckline flowing into a shift silhouette with a raw edged train. Opposite Page, Middle: GOWN: Clean and simplistic. A modern sheath gown by L’amour by Calla Blanche from Avancy Bridal edged with a hint of cutout design.

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GOWN: Sleek and sophisticated. High collar halter neckline flows into a simple curve hugging silhouette with a white beaded belt and ends with an extravagant lace cut out train on this “Aria” L’amour by Calla Blanche gown from Avancy Bridal. RING: A stunning 3.01 carat artisan diamond ring with a waterfall of small diamonds on a 14k white gold band from Spence Diamonds. BEAUTY: Romantic long side swept curls by Bridal4theWin pair with a soft coral lip and thick bold lashes created by Beauty by Alicia.

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GOWN: Showstopping and sexy. An illusion bodice covered in sparkling crystals and beads in an intricate pattern. Soft tulle cascades into a full skirt for a flirty finish to this “Summer” L’amour by Calla Blanche gown from Avancy Bridal. RING: Solitaire artisan created 1.16 carat white diamond ring in a white gold band. FLOWERS: Blush garden roses, cream lisianthus and bright orange sweet pea combine with hanging amaranthus and a spray of greenery created by Alexis Grace Florals. BEAUTY: A deep side part sweeps into Old Hollywood curls paired with a bold tangerine red lip .

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GOWN: Fun and flirty. A subtle scoop neck bodice covered with Venice lace appliquĂŠ transitions into the wavelike ribbons of the horsehair tulle skirt by Bliss by Bonnie Bridal from A Closet Full of Dresses. FLOWERS: Coral Japanese ranunculus mix with cream lisianthus with burnt orange centers and an assortment of greenery. BEAUTY: Romantic curls swept back with a side fishtail braid and finished with two small flowers by Bridal4theWin. A matte rich peach lip complemented with a creamy sunset smokey eye created by Beauty by Alicia.

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Top: GOWN: Subtle and refined. Full net lace gown with added lace appliqué on the bodice by Allure Bridal from A Closet Full of Dresses. Capped sleeves and a subtle sweetheart neckline add to the classic look ending with a fit and flare skirt. RING: Magnificent 3.01 carat artisan diamond ring on a 14k white gold band from Spence Diamonds. Bottom: GOWN: A hint of sexy. A mermaid style with soft lace overlay “Onuka” gown by Crystal Design from Avancy Bridal. Crystal-lined spaghetti straps and a sweetheart neckline hugs the body then flares out into a dramatic train with bold lace edging. Opposite Page, Far Right: GOWN: Sparkle and shine. Silk fit and flare gown by Madison James from Bridal Boutique of Arizona features crystal beaded straps and a deep V neckline.

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Right to left: BRIDESMAID GOWN: Off-the-shoulder flowy “Alex” bodysuit paired with the “Natasha” long skirt in morning dew by Joanna August from Bella Bridesmaids. GOWN: All over lace “Ferra” gown by Rue de Seine from Lovely Bride. A halter bodice features a keyhole cutout for a hint of sexiness. BRIDESMAID GOWN: Full sequined “Faye” gown in latte by Amsale adds a bit of sparkle to the neutral palette. BRIDESMAID GOWN: A plunging V neckline of the “Cameo” gown in sandstone by Watters hugs the body then softly flows into the skirt from Bella Bridesmaids. MENSWEAR: The groom donned a classic black suit with a neutral tie, and the groomsmen wore dark charcoal suits with unbuttoned collars from Celebrity Tux & Tails. FLORALS: Lush greenery bouquets filled with palm sprays, olive branches and snowberries tied with cream and gold satin ribbons created by Jane in the Woods.

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GOWN: Hand beaded, floral print “Zeppelin” gown by Rue de Seine from Lovely Bride. Inspired by the 1970s with long bell sleeves and front slit skirt. MENSWEAR: Classic dark grey three-piece suit paired with a black bowtie and white pocket square from Celebrity Tux & Tails. FLORALS: Vibrant pink peonies create a stunning floral crown. BEAUTY: Soft swept updo with loose curls by Sedona Beauty Team is paired with a fully lined eye, bold lashes and a neutral lip from Beauty by Alicia.

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Opposite page, left to right BRIDESMAID GOWN: Convertible tulle “Julia” gown in morning mist by Jenny Yoo features a sweetheart neckline and gathered waist from Bella Bridesmaids. BRIDESMAID GOWN: Enchanted embroidered floral “Claire” gown in berry vintage iris by Jenny Yoo with a high neck halter and straight floor length skirt. GOWN: A 1970s throwback with oversized beaded floral print and split long sleeves by Rue de Seine from Lovely Bride. BRIDESMAID GOWN: Chiffon “Riggs” gown in emerald eyes featuring a high neckline with back bow detail and keyhole bodice by Joanna August from Bella Bridesmaids. MENSWEAR: Dark grey suits with white button up shirts, black bowties and white pocket squares from Celebrity Tux & Tails. FLORALS: Floral crowns made of blue thistle, pink peonies and blush snowberries.

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GOWN: Long sleeve “Chloe” gown by Rue de Seine from Lovely Bride features a bold bohemian embroidered floral lace pattern over a silk slip. BRIDESMAIDS GOWNS: Shades of purple gowns from Bella Bridesmaids. MENSWEAR: The groom sported a black tuxedo while his groomsmen wore contrasting charcoal tuxes with black bow ties. JEWELRY: Southwest-inspired antique silver necklace with large white marbled stones. FLORALS: Muted yellow sunflowers mixed with cobalt blue thistle, marsala parrot tulips and snowberries tied with a sage ribbon by Jane in the Woods.

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From left to right BRIDESMAID GOWN: Asymmetric chiffon “Liberty” gown in lilac by Monique Lhuillier with ruffle and cold shoulder detail from Bella Bridesmaids. GOWN: Cotton embroidered lace “Chloe” gown by Rue de Seine from Lovely Bride with a high neck, long illusion lace sleeves and keyhole back detail. BRIDESMAID GOWN: Clean and minimalistic strapless crepe “Cara” jumpsuit in plum by Theia. BRIDESMAID GOWN: Knotted off-the-shoulder “Liu” gown in ballet by Katie May with cutout back detail from Bella Bridesmaids. FLORALS: Green artichokes stand at the center of the bouquets surrounded by mustard yellow sunflowers, ornamental kale, blue thistle and wine colored parrot tulips tied with silk ribbons by Jane in the Woods.

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Spanish Flare Complementing the Spanish influence of the Hacienda architecture of The Hermosa Inn, these gowns range from bold mermaid styles to sweet simplistic bohemian. Vibrant and colorful flowers lend to the Spanish theme and natural botanic feel of the venue. If you are looking to make a statement on your wedding day, these gowns are perfect for you!

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GOWN: Bohemian and free spirited. Large scale scrolling lace overlays a taupe shell on this “Zola” gown by Casablanca Bridal from Grace Style & Bridal. An illusion slit adds a hit of sexy along with the off-the-shoulder sleeves. RING: A stunning oval Forever One Moissanite stone surrounded by 12 diamonds on a 14k gold band from Olive Avenue Jewelry. HAIRPIECE: Intricate hand-painted silver leaves with freshwater pearls and fiery crystals add a hint of sparkle to the look. FLORALS: Sunset sunflowers, quicksand roses and plum ranunculus mix with olive branches and an array of greenery by Butterfly Petals.

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GOWN: Sexy and elegant. An illusion bodice flows into a draped crepe skirt of this “Drenina” gown by Pronovias from Grace Style & Bridal. Chantilly lace cascades down the gown from the crew neckline then tapering off into the skirt with a high slit for an added seductive element. HAIRPIECE: Hand-painted metallic leaves, Swarovski crystal flowers and freshwater pearls entwined to add a hint of sweetness. FLORALS: Blush and vibrant pink ranunculus combine with sprigs of bubblegum pink thryptomene calcynia and silver dollar eucalyptus. BEAUTY: Loose swept updo with face framing curls and a wine colored lip by Vidogi Salon.

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GOWN: Sassy and stylish. A sweet strapless lace “Skipper” gown by Beloved by Casablanca Bridal from Grace Style & Bridal features a dramatic mermaid silhouette cascading into voluminous organza ruffles below the hip. VEIL: A romantic touch with a horsehair fingertip length veil. RING: “Kingwood” features a spectacular 2.11 carat oval cut diamond in a vintage inspired 18k rose gold band paired with two brilliant diamonds on each side from Trumpet & Horn. FLORALS: Assorted pink ranunculus mix with lilac bundles, viney pink jasmine and sprays of greenery by Butterfly Petals.

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GOWN: Timeless and romantic. Vintage inspired gown with Alencon lace by Moonlight Couture from Suzanne’s Bridal Boutique. Swarovski crystals and rhinestones add a splash of sparkle to the plunging neckline and natural waist belt. A dramatic scallop lace train finishes the look. RING: Emerald cut Morganite stone with a halo of round diamonds that extend down the 14k rose gold band on this “Waverly” ring by Olive Avenue Jewelry. FLORALS: Shades of pink assorted ranunculus and vibrant garden roses mix with sprigs of thryptomene calcynia and large eucalyptus leaves. BEAUTY: Soft swept updo with loose curls created by Vidogi Salon and accented with a vine-inspired crystal headpiece.

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GOWN: Dramatic and glamorous. Beaded lace motif bodice flows into a fit and flare horsehair skirt of this “Veda” gown by Maggie Sottero from Suzanne’s Bridal Boutique. A halter neckline with illusion plunging V accented by floral lace and a dramatic tiered tulle and organza skirt. EARRINGS: Crystal drop earrings tie in with the sparkle from the gown to add the perfect extra shine. FLORALS: Vibrant orange Parrot tulips, amber pieris, and sunset pincushion protea surround a prickly barrel cacti for a quintessential Arizona bouquet. BEAUTY: A creamy orange smokey eye is paired with a neutral matte lip by Vidogi Salon.

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GOWN: Modern and sweet. L’amour by Calla Blanche mix and match separates combine to make the perfect look from Suzanne’s Bridal Boutique. Full lace cap sleeved “Lulu” bodysuit pairs with sleek white crepe “Laura” pants. FLORALS: Ombre orange sunflowers mix with amethyst ranunculus and a spray of greenery. BEAUTY: Knotted loose fishtail braid adds to the modern look paired with a deep plum wine lip and purple smokey eye by Vidogi Salon.

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GOWN: Casual and classic. Strapless sweetheart gown by Ti Adora from Grace Style & Bridal. English net shell with a full ivory lace overlay in a trumpet silhouette for a breezy look. FLORALS: An assortment of purple blooms including plum and blush ranunculus, lilac bundles, baby artichokes, pink jasmine and greenery vines by Butterfly Petals. BEAUTY: Playing off the colors of the bouquet, a deep mauve matte lip is paired with a loose side braid and soft undone curls by Vidogi Salon.

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Bold emerald, raw cut paper with intricate metallic gold calligraphy paired with a light grey envelope, a custom calligraphy liner and finished with a gold wax seal created by Freed Hands.

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GOWN: Simple and sophisticated. Stunning silk ballgown by Justin Alexander from Suzanne’s Bridal Boutique. A deep V neckline with delicate spaghetti straps pairs with a full skirt and hidden pockets. FLORALS: Fuchsia ranunculus mix with cream roses, lush succulents, vines of pink jasmine and silver dollar eucalyptus. BEAUTY: Soft beach waves pulled to one side and a pink lip complemented by the surrounding bougainvillea.

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The Dapper Groom Suit & Tuxedo 101 TEXT BY: Jenzi Langley PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Jane in the Woods

DESPITE ALL THE LADIES HAVING A BIG TO-DO ABOUT THE WEDDING GOWN AND BRIDESMAID DRESSES, one aspect that should not be overlooked is the men’s attire. Grooms and their groomsmen have hundreds of options when it comes to deciding what to wear on the big day. Suit or tuxedo? Classic black or starling blue? These options can seem overwhelming at first, especially if you have no experience in the formal wear world. That’s why we turned to the top experts from Celebrity Tux & Tails to get their tips and recommendations on how to look dashing on your wedding day!!

A suit or a tuxedo - which would you recommend for a wedding & why?

What are the different components of a suit?

“Either one is a great option for your wedding,” says Felicia Kessler from

be an optional third piece to add depth to the look. “These items can

Celebrity Tux & Tails. Which one you choose depends on the theme or

be arranged and customized in any number of ways to make the outfit

feel of your wedding. Felicia also advises, “If you wear a suit everyday

personal and unique to the person who wears it,” says Felicia.

Typically, suits are comprised of a jacket and pants; however, vests can

for work, a tuxedo is a great way to distinguish you on your special day.”

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What are your tips for grooms when picking out their suit or tuxedo? While there are many components to consider when choosing formal wear, Felicia says her number one tip to picking out the perfect suit or tuxedo is to go with your gut. “Learn for yourself what popular styles are out and decide if you want to go classic or modern,” she recommends. The more you know about what you’d like to wear on your wedding day, the better your stylists can help you.

“The color and style of your outfit depends on the mood of your wedding.”

Which suit/tuxedo colors & styles would you recommend for a wedding? The color and style of your outfit depends on the mood of your wedding. The classic choices are black, grey and blue. If you want to stand out,

instead of renting,” advises Felicia.

​Don’t

be afraid of alterations. Felicia advises to get measured by a

Felicia suggests, “Don’t be afraid to be bold. Try new patterns that

professional menswear specialist. “If you, or the specialist, are concerned

complement the wedding’s theme.” You can also borrow a trend from

about how the attire may fit, it might be worth purchasing your outfit so

the bridesmaids and go with similar yet different suits within the same

you can individually tailor it,” notes Felicia.

color palette or design for your groomsmen.

What are the benefits of renting a suit/tuxedo? What are some pitfalls to avoid when picking out a suit or tuxedo?

Felicia points out that one of the best advantages to renting a suit is the

Be mindful of the materials! Tropical weight wools can be too warm to

wedding suit or Ike Behar tuxedo for less than the cost of buying just the

be worn comfortably in the Arizona desert, while poly-viscose blends are

jacket and pants of a custom 100% wool suit.” Felicia adds that will often

incredibly weak and won’t hold up well long-term. “Pay attention to the

allow couples the freedom to choose a style that more perfectly fits their

fabric of the suit or tuxedo, especially if you’re purchasing your attire

wedding theme.

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Bridal Beauty Maximizing Your Inner and Outer Beauty TEXT BY: Jenzi Langley PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Rachel Leintz Photography

EVERY BRIDE KNOWS HER WEDDING DAY IS A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME EVENT. From hair, to makeup, to skincare, the bridal beauty regimen can be tricky and confusing. That’s why we asked the top beauty stylists and artists in Arizona to help simplify your bridal needs. They also pointed out other things to consider, such as whether or not the wedding will be indoors, what your natural hair type is like, and what to include in your day-of beauty emergency kit. Whether you’re going for an all-out glamorous look or want something that’s more natural, these experts are on standby to offer you their best tips, tricks, and beauty secrets to having a flawless look on your big day.

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FACE FORWARD The Arizona weather is something that every bride needs to take into account on their wedding day. Our experts recommend using an excellent

“Having a beauty timeline will help keep every bride on track. Start prepping the skin 6-12 months before the wedding with facials and proper cleansing.”

primer and setting spray to ensure your makeup lasts from the first look to the sparkler exit. Makeup done right will allow a bride’s natural beauty to shine through on her wedding day and in pictures for years to come!

BEAUTY TIMELINE Having a beauty timeline will help keep every bride on track. Start prepping the skin 6-12 months before the wedding with facials and proper cleansing. Don’t do skin regimens too close to the ceremony, as this could lead to breakouts or other reactions. Alicia Neal from Beauty By Alicia advises to “consult with a professional to create a specialized timeline that will achieve your desired results.” The day before the wedding, brides should wash their hair and use conditioner on the tips of their hair only if they have dry, curly hair advises Denise Tanigawa from Vidogi Salon & Boutique. Otherwise, Denise cautions to “not use any hair products, because that will prevent the hairstylist from smoothly styling your hair.” This will help to ensure the brides can get maximum volume for her bridal look.

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look, all that’s left to do is cut and color accordingly. Our experts advise brides to color their hair one to two weeks before the wedding and to cut it three weeks before the big day. Follow this with a deep conditioning treatment a week before the wedding to give your hair some extra shine.

“Allow for time. If you want a change to your look, do so at least six months (or more) before the big day. That way, if you don’t like it, you’ll still have time to find an agreeable solution.” THE BEAUTY EXPERIENCE Being fully prepared for the big day can go a long way to ensuring brides have a great time. Lidia Win from Bridal4theWin offers her insight into having a positive bridal beauty experience. “I always tell my brides to prepare a touch up kit for the big day,” says Lidia. “Some items I suggest having on-hand are a lip color, powder, and lash glue.” Lidia also added that a good night’s beauty rest and using a hydrating moisturizer the night before will go a long way to help you look and feel your best on your wedding day.

BRIDAL A,B,C’S Allow for time. If you want a change to your look, do so at least six months (or more) before the big day. That way, if you don’t like it, you’ll still have time to find an agreeable solution. Balance your beauty routine. Once you get engaged, make sure you are spending the time and energy to replenish and rejuvenate your skin. Opting for water rather than soda and eating five different fruits & veggies everyday will help from the inside out. Wearing sunscreen on a regular basis and getting facials will work to protect your skin from damage or breakouts. Cuticles and nails count. Apply almond or avocado oil to your cuticles to strengthen and

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moisturize them. Keep your nails fresh by choosing a manicure style you love for the big day. No matter your mani preference, remember that your hands and nails will be photographed quite a bit on the wedding day.

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Keri & Alexander NOVEMBER 18TH, 2017 Photograpraphy By: Jane in the Woods

The Proposal After four years of dating and a transAtlantic

they were pronounced husband and wife. “I was so happy, I put my

move later, Alexander knew it was time to pop the question as

hand over my mouth, started to happy cry, and planted the biggest

the couple prepared to move back to the States from Budapest,

kiss on his mouth!” she reminisced. For Alexander, it was seeing his

Hungary. The couple was walking home from dinner and across

future bride walk down the aisle. “To see Keri looking so beautiful

their favorite bridge when Alexander stopped to reflect on their

walking towards me, it was like everything we’d been planning

time in Hungary as well as their relationship. When he went

together was finally beginning,” he stated.

to get down on one knee, it took Keri completely by surprise.

the ceremony, the couple snuck off to the top of Cathedral

She dropped to the ground by him crying tears of happiness!

Rock for stunning sunset photos. With the expansive natural

The Ceremony The couple planned an intimate Sedona wedding

The Reception After

beauty of Sedona in the background, Alexander and Keri’s love

that perfectly combined their spirituality with the traditions and

shined bright. The night ended with an intimate dinner with

heritage of Sedona. Keri’s favorite moment of the day was when

special personal touches.


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Photography: Jane in the Woods / Flowers: Jane in the Woods CEREMONY SITE: Cathedral Rock / RECEPTION SITE: Private Residence / BRIDAL GOWN BOUTIQUE: Charlie Brear from Unbridaled / MENSWEAR: Custom suit by Pagna Napoli MENU/CATERING: Private Chef, Donna Duerr / MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT: David Parker / WEDDING CAKE: Pie Snob / OFFICIANT: Sterling Weddings of Sedona JEWELRY: Kendra Scott / ENGAGEMENT RING: RÖELL Diamonds & Jewels / HAIR & MAKEUP: Sedona Beauty Team / HONEYMOON: Costa Ricai


REAL ARIZONA WEDDING

Amanda & Jeff JANUARY 27TH, 2018 Photograpraphy By: DePoy Studios

The Proposal Amanda and Jeff took a trip to Disneyland to

“As soon as the gates opened, I immediately looked up and locked

celebrate their 4th anniversary. The night before their technical

eyes with Jeff. It felt like we were the only two people in the world.

anniversary, the pair went for a romantic dinner in Newport

We didn’t take our eyes off each other the entire time,” she said.

Beach. After dinner, they strolled on the shore and watched the

The Reception Moving inside to the reception, red and white

the stars sparkle off the ocean. With just the two of them on the

roses mixed with sprigs of eucalyptus in tall glass vases adding

sand, Jeff got down on one knee and popped the question. They

an elegant winter touch to the night. The couple kept the fun

celebrated and enjoyed their Disneyland vacation as an engaged

and upbeat mood going all night with a non-stop dance party!

couple!

The Ceremony

Amanda and Jeff agreed early on that

they wanted their wedding to be straight out of a Disney fairytale, and a night none of their guests would forget. One of Amanda’s favorite moments of the day was walking down the aisle to Jeff.

After their grand sparkler exit, the couple and the wedding party headed to downtown Chandler to continue the festivities.


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Venue: SoHo63 / Photography: DePoy Studios / Wedding Consultant: Jenna at SoHo63 BRIDAL GOWN BOUTIQUE: Morilee from Wedding Belles / BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Wedding Belles / MENSWEAR: Nick’s Menswear / INVITATIONS: Vistaprint FLOWERS: Everybody Loves Flowers / MENU/CATERING: Babbo Italian Eatery / MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT: DJ Apollon / WEDDING CAKE: Piece of Cake Desserts OFFICIANT: Great Hearts United / VEIL: Morilee / ENGAGEMENT RING: Helzburg Diamonds / HAIR/MAKEUP: Hair and Makeup by Sabrina FAVORS: Su Vino Winery / GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS: San Marcos Golf Resort / WEDDING NIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS: San Marcos Golf Resort / HONEYMOON: Hawaii


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Kelly & Dan MARCH 3RD, 2018 Photograpraphy By: Rachel Leintz Photography

The Proposal The couple met when Kelly hired Dan to do an

a romantic and intimate ceremony. A highlight for the couple

inspection for her new home. He ended up doing a few repair

was exchanging personal vows to each other along with a unity

projects for Kelly as well. Over the next few months, Dan did

sand pouring with Dan’s son.

more and more projects at the house. Some Kelly admitted were

arrangements of white hydrangeas, red and blush roses, and

needless repairs just to spend more time together. The turning

hanging deep pink blooms created an ultra luxe feeling for the

point for the couple came when they finally shared their long-

reception. Kelly and Dan nuzzled at a sweetheart table adorn

awaited first kiss! After that moment, the pair was inseparable.

with greenery garland and gold votives. The couple danced

Six months later, Dan proposed to Kelly on the steps of Wrigley

the night away and recalled one of their favorite moments was

Mansion.

simply taking in how much fun their guests were having. The

The Ceremony After getting engaged at Wrigley

The Reception Towering floral

Mansion, the couple felt it was the perfect venue for their dream

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MAKENA SURF Tucked away on the Po’olenalena Beach is the secluded and spectacular Makena Surf resort. Surrounded by tropical gardens and lush greenery, the 10-acre private beachfront resort will invigorate your adventurous side. Being immersed in nature brings a special type of peace and serenity. The resort offers plenty of activities to entertain you with two pools, hot tubs, herb gardens and four tennis courts. The entire honeymoon vacation will be a time filled with leisurely fun and adventures. Each of the villas has its own lanai with ocean views along with cobblestone pathways that take you straight to the beach. Gaze out over the clear waters at unique wildlife like sea turtles, eagle rays and dolphins. Exploring just outside the resort, newlyweds can see all the breathtaking scenery Maui has to offer above and below the sea in

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BRIDAL4THEWIN............................................................................................................................................193

THE HERMOSA INN.........................................................................................................................................57

HASSAYAMPA INN...........................................................................................................................................69

NATURAL BEAUTY BY JONI..................................................................................................................192

THE MCCORMICK SCOTTSDALE............................................................................................................49

SKY RANCH LODGE.........................................................................................................................................69

PUCCI SALON .................................................................................................................................................194

THE PHOENICIAN..................................................................................................................................................1

VIDOGI SALON & BOUTIQUE.................................................................................................................193

PHOENIX MARRIOTT RESORT TEMPE AT THE BUTTES......................................................62

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY

POINTE HILTON SQUAW PEAK RESORT..........................................................................................54

CORONA FILMS...............................................................................................................................................205

BRIDAL FASHION & ACCESSORIES

POINTE HILTON TAPATIO CLIFFS RESORT.....................................................................................55

DEPOY STUDIOS...............................................................................................................................196, 197

A CLOSET FULL OF DRESSES …..........................................................................................................160

THE RITZ-CARLTON, DOVE MOUNTAIN.........................................................................................4, 5

JANE IN THE WOODS.................................................................................................................................201

AVANCY BRIDAL.............................................................................................................................................174

THE SCOTTSDALE RESORT AT MCCORMICK RANCH........................................................2, 3

MICHAEL FRAGALE PHOTOGRAPHY..............................................................................................209

BELLA BRIDESMAIDS..................................................................................................................................160

SHERATON CRESCENT HOTEL...............................................................................................................58

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SKY RANCH LODGE.........................................................................................................................................69

RACHEL LEINTZ PHOTOGRAPHY.........................................INSIDE FRONT COVER

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TUBAC GOLF RESORT & SPA...................................................................................................................76

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CELEBRITY TUX & TAILS...........................................................................................................................190 CORNELIS HOLLANDER...............................................................................................................................41

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GRACE STYLE & BRIDAL...........................................................................................................................175

CELEBRITY CRUISES......................................................................................................................................35

OLD TOWN TORTILLA FACTORY............................................................................................................79

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DREAMS LOS CABOS..................................................................................................................................213

J&G STEAKHOUSE...........................................................................................................................................81

SUZANNE’S BRIDAL BOUTIQUE.........................................................................................................161

JASHITA TULUM.............................................................................................................................................210

LOS SOMBREROS...............................................................................................................................................81

LA CASENTA RESORT.................................................................................................................................220

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MARQUIS LOS COBOS .............................................................................................................................212

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ARIZONA BRIDAL SHOW.............................................................................................................................87

SECRETS CAPRIS RESORT......................................................................................................................217

THE CONFETTI STUDIO.............................................................................................................................102

THE MARRY MART...........................................................................................................................................88

SECRETS SILVERSANDS RESORT......................................................................................................221

GLAMOUR & WOODS ................................................................................................................................103

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VICEROY RESORT..........................................................................................................................................215

JMS TENTS & PARTY RENTALS..........................................................................................................125

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VILLA DEL SOL RESORT ZIHUATAN................................................................................................219

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SUGAR PETALS CUSTOM CAKES.......................................................................................................140

DISCOVER MARANA ARIZONA .........................................................................................................6, 7

CATERING & BAR SERVICE BEVMO!..................................................................................................................................BACK COVER

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HACIENDA DEL SOL GUEST RANCH RESORT.............................................................................77

SIGNATURES INVITATIONS & GIFTS.....................................................................................37, 131

THE RITZ-CARLTON, DOVE MOUNTAIN.........................................................................................4, 5

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TUBAC GOLF RESORT & SPA...................................................................................................................76

FLORAL & DÉCOR ALEXIS GRACE FLORALS.........................................................................................................................112

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BUTTERFLY PETALS.....................................................................................................................................113

ARIZONA BRIDAL SHOW.............................................................................................................................87

SEE CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUES GUIDE...............................................................82-83

ROOT & ANTHER............................................................................................................................................112

ARIZONA FOOTHILLS MAGAZINE........................................................................................................31

ANTHEM GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB......................................................................................................23 ARIZONA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL....................................................................................................59

GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS

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BLACKSTONE COUNTRY CLUB...............................................................................................................51

BOULDERS RESORT & SPA........................................................................................................................55

PRINCE CHARMING......................................................................................................................................143

BOOJUM TREE HIDDEN GARDENS.....................................................................................................15

BRADSHAW MOUNTAIN GUEST RANCH........................................................................................59

SKETCH MY WEDDING...............................................................................................................................143

BOULDERS RESORT & SPA........................................................................................................................55

COPPERWYND RESORT & CLUB...........................................................................................................27

TREY ODUM.......................................................................................................................................................143

BRADSHAW MOUNTAIN GUEST RANCH........................................................................................59

FOUR SEASONS RESORT SCOTTSDALE AT TROON NORTH...........................................11

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DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN.................................................................................................................19 DIFFERENT POINTE OF VIEW...................................................................................................................39 DISCOVER MARANA ARIZONA .........................................................................................................6, 7 FOOTHILLS GOLF CLUB .............................................................................................................................58 FOUR SEASONS RESORT SCOTTSDALE AT TROON NORTH...........................................11 HACIENDA DEL SOL GUEST RANCH RESORT.............................................................................77 HASSAYAMPA INN...........................................................................................................................................69 THE HERMOSA INN.........................................................................................................................................57 HOT AIR EXPEDITIONS.................................................................................................................................62 THE LEGACY BALLROOM PARADISE VALLEY.............................................................................61 MCCORMICK RANCH GOLF CLUB........................................................................................................63 THE MCCORMICK SCOTTSDALE............................................................................................................49 THE PASEO.............................................................................................................................................................57 THE PHOENICIAN..................................................................................................................................................1 PHOENIX MARRIOTT RESORT TEMPE AT THE BUTTES......................................................62 PHOENIX ZOO......................................................................................................................................................63 POINTE HILTON SQUAW PEAK RESORT..........................................................................................54 POINTE HILTON TAPATIO CLIFFS RESORT.....................................................................................55 THE RITZ-CARLTON, DOVE MOUNTAIN.........................................................................................4, 5 ROCKIN R RANCH.............................................................................................................................................58 THE SCOTTSDALE RESORT AT MCCORMICK RANCH........................................................2, 3 SEVILLE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB........................................................................................................21 SHENANDOAH MILL.......................................................................................................................................54 SHERATON CRESCENT HOTEL...............................................................................................................58 SKY RANCH LODGE.........................................................................................................................................69 SOHO63...................................................................................................................................................................44 STONEBRIDGE MANOR................................................................................................................................22 SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB...........................................................53 TUBAC GOLF RESORT & SPA...................................................................................................................76 VAL VISTA LAKES EVENTS........................................................................................................................61 VENUE AT THE GROVE.................................................................................................................................53

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