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Winter 2021

Celebrating PHOENIX WEDDINGS!


CONTENTS WINTER 2021

Real Weddings

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NICK & SHANNON KRISTEN & MIKE ASHLEY & JACOB MAT & MANDI KACEY & JON STEPHANIE & SHAYNE TAYLOR & JACKSON KARA & TJ SOHO63 STYLED SHOOT

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ABOUT THE COVER Page

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Photographer: Jonathan Allison Photography


CONTENTS WINTER 2021

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ANGELA & CHRIS BAILEY & ANDREW KRISTEN & TIM JENNA & SAM NICOLETTE & HARRISON

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SHANNON & NICK P H OT OGR A P HE R : JONAT H AN AL L I S O N P H O T O G RAP H Y

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PREMIER VENDORS photographer / JONATHAN ALLISON PHOTOGRAPHY florals / SOMETHING BORROWED BLOOMS rentals / GLAMOUR & WOODS AND THE EVENT CO

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/ REHEARSAL DINNERS /

Rehearsal Dinners 101: Choosing the Perfect Venue The rehearsal dinner is a casual or formal gathering for the wedding party before the wedding that provides an opportunity for both families to get to know one another in a fun, relaxed environment. It’s a time to mingle, do a gift exchange, offer toasts, and provide some last-minute instruction about the actual wedding details. Rehearsal dinners vary as much as the wedding itself. They can be formal banquets or garden parties, casual picnics, or even a BBQ.

WHO TO INVITE Turn the dinner into a fabulous welcome party - if your wedding is mostly local

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friends and family but a few key people traveled far to come to your wedding, extend the invitation to them as a thank you for their extra effort. If you’re throwing a destination wedding or a party where at least half of the guests are from out of town, show your appreciation by inviting everyone to some kind of night-before festivity.

WHERE TO HAVE IT A sit-down dinner at a hotel ballroom or nice restaurant is the norm, but there’s no right or wrong when you plan your rehearsal dinner. Restaurants are ideal for


many because couples can focus on the more meaningful details - knowing that the food is taken care of! However, relaxing in a nice backyard, at an art museum, or even on the beach are perfectly acceptable locations. It just depends on your style and budget.

SOME POINTERS

from the pros!

WHEN TO INVITE YOUR GUESTS To help your guests manage their schedules, send out invitations with, or shortly after, your wedidng invitations. This will not only help your guests plan their travel, but ensure timely RSVPs.

HOW TO INVITE YOUR GUESTS If your rehearsal dinner will be at a high end restaurant, hotel ballroom, etc., you should send formal invitations. If, on the other hand, your rehearsal dinner will be more casual, such as an intimate gathering at your future in-laws home, then you can be more casual with your invitations. You can send e-vites or send DIY invites. Make sure it’s clear to your guests where they need to be and when. Your guests will want to dress appropriately, so details are important!

3 Don’t wait to book your venue 3 Use a seating chart 3 Don’t forget the bridal party gifts 3 Delegate responsibilities 3 Stick with your wedding theme 3 Have fun, but don’t stay out too late

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PREMIER VENDORS photographer / RACHEL LEINTZ PHOTOGRAPHY

florals / THE WILDFLOWER

venue, planning, & design / OMNI SCOTTSDALE RESORT & SPA paper goods / CELEBRATIONS IN PAPER cake / A BAKESHOP hair / HEATHER VAN HOUTEN

makeup / COURT ESPINOZA

sweets / RUZE CAKE HOUSE DJ / RAY THE DJ

cocktail music / PETRICHOR DUO

rentals / THE EVENT CO & BRIGHT EVENT RENTALS

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linens / LA TAVOLA FINE LINEN


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ASHLEY & JACOB P H O T OGR A P HE R : AL L I S O N S L AT ER P H O T O G RAP H Y

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PREMIER VENDORS photographer / ALLISON SLATER PHOTOGRAPHY gown designer / WILLOWBY

venue / THE RESORT AT BILL GRAY

bridal shop / EMILY HART BRIDAL

florals / MOUNTAIN HIGH FLOWERS

cake / SEDONA CAKE COUTURE

catering / TORTAS DE FUEGO

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groom attire / HOUNDSTOOTH


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/ WEDDING CAKES /

6 Things to Consider When

Choosing a Wedding Cake!

CHECK WITH THE VENUE Some wedding venues don’t allow you to bring in an outside cake. It’s important to check with your wedding venue first, and find out if there’s a fee for not getting your cake through them. You’d be surprised how much it can cost per slice to make arrangements to bring in your own cake.

SIZE IT CAREFULLY You should have a good idea of how many guests you expect at your reception. Let your cake decorator know that, as well as how confident you are in that number. You want to avoid getting more cake than you need, but you also don’t want to be short handed. Take the advice of your cake decorator on this topic. They do this for a living!

SHOP IT AROUND Wedding cakes are an important part of your wedding, and like everything else, you should shop around for the best service. The best service isn’t always just who has the lowest price. You want to know how easy it is to communicate with the cake decorator. You’ll also want to read ample reviews to know how others feel about their experiences.

THE FROSTING Fondant does NOT replace buttercream on cakes. It is a beautiful ‘skin’ placed over the

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outside layer of buttercream or ganache, providing a perfectly smooth surface with a stronger structure, more heat resistance, & a whole new world of decorating options. Without a smooth layer of frosting underneath, fondant won’t stick to the cake properly & will show every imperfection. Fondant does not affect the taste or the inside of the cake at all, so design the outside of the cake to your heart’s content. A good baker will have several generous layers of buttercream filling between the cake layers as well as on the outside underneath the fondant. Very few weddingsized cake slices even touch the outside of the cake, so it’s important that the inside has a nice cake-to-buttercream ratio. With cakes, as with people, it’s what’s INSIDE that counts!

WEATHER & LOCATION Your options may be limited based on if you’re having an indoor or outdoor wedding.If you’re having your reception in July at a outdoor wedding venue, then you’ll need to avoid buttercream or whipped cream frosting. Nothing is worse than an icky mess that doesn’t hold up in warmer weather.

VENDOR COLLABORATION Many couples choose to put fresh flowers on their wedding cakes. If this is the case, you need to make sure your florist and cake decorator are able to communicate. Make sure you know whether it’s the florist or the cake decorator that’s going to add these final touches.


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MAT & MANDI PH OT OGR A P HE R : R ACH EL L EI N T Z P H O T O G RAP H Y

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PREMIER VENDORS photographer / RACHEL LEINTZ PHOTOGRAPHY

planner / KDP EVENTS

venues / BOULDERS RESORT & SPA // DESERT FOOTHILLS hair & makeup / VIDOGI SALON groom’s attire / JOSEPH ABBOUD dj / ROCK YOU ENTERTAINMENT

dress / BLUE GARTER BRIDAL & TUX

cake / PIECE OF CAKE

video / TWIN LENS STUDIOS

caterers / WANDERING DONKEY & GRILLED ADDICTION

beer burro / HAUL N ASS PRODUCTIONS

photo bus / THE FOTOBOOTH BUS

coffee trailer / GYPSY CUP

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florals / ROOT & ANTHER


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KACEY & JON P H O T OGR A P HE R : R A CH EL S O L O M O N P H O T O G RAP H Y

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PREMIER VENDORS photographer / RACHEL SOLOMON PHOTOGRAPHY venue / MOUNTAIN SHADOWS planning / ANDREA LESLIE WEDDINGS & EVENTS floral / LUX FLORIST cake / PIECE OF CAKE DESSERTS dj / DESERT HOUSE PRODUCTIONS gown / MARTINA LIANA menswear / THE BLACK TUX linens / LA TAVOLA ceremony music / KIM WESTON MUSIC lounge rentals / PRIM RENTALS menus / FREED HANDS film lab / THE FIND LAB hair & makeup / HEATHER VAN HOUTEN

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THE WEDDING OF

STEPHANIE & SHAYNE P HOT OGR A P H ER: T W I N L EN S S T U D I O S

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PREMIER VENDORS photographer / TWIN LENS STUDIOS

venue / THE VISTAS PAVILION AT LAS SENDAS

bridal gown designer / VICTORIA SOPRANO florals/cake / HERE COMES THE CAKE...AND MORE

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bridal boutique / REMI RAINE BRIDAL dj / JOEL GIBBS, ELLAGANT ENTERTAINMENT


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TAYLOR & JACKSON P HOT OGR A P HE R: AK L O NS K I P H O T O G RAP H Y

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PREMIER VENDORS photographer / AK LONSKI PHOTOGRAPHY

venue / PRIVATE RESIDENCE IN PEORIA, AZ

florals / DANIELLE JENSON, PETALS AND STEMS FLORALS wedding dress / FANTASY BRIDAL, UT

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KARA & TJ P H O T OGR A P HE R : R A CH EL S O L O M O N P H O T O G RAP H Y

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Engagements


ENGAGEMENTS // BRIDALS


ENGAGEMENT

ANGELA & CHRIS PH OT OGR A P HE R : R ACH EL L EI N T Z P H O T O G RAP H Y

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ENGAGEMENT

BAILEY & ANDREW P H O T OGR A P HE R : R A CH EL S O L O M O N P H O T O G RAP H Y

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ENGAGEMENT

KRISTEN & TIM PH OT OGR A P HE R : R ACH EL L EI N T Z P H O T O G RAP H Y

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BRIDALS

JENNA & SAM P H O T OGR A P HE R : R A CH EL S O L O M O N P H O T O G RAP H Y

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ENGAGEMENT

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