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Spring Wedding at El Chorro | Videographer Phoenix

Spring Wedding at El Chorro | Videographer Phoenix

How They Met:
Kate and Trevor have known each other since high school. They went separate ways school and funny enough Kate even dated Trevor’s brother for a bit. Years after that and going through some hard years these two found themselves living in the same town and connected as friends. It was only a few years later that things turned into more and now they are getting married with the love and support from their families!

The Proposal:
Kate and Trevor went to Deadwood SD for his birthday in October. Unfortunately, on the drive there, Trevor broke down and told Kate he had planned to propose that weekend but when he went to the hiding spot he put the ring at the family farm it was gone, someone stole it!

Never fear! A few weeks later on a beautiful day in November they went hiking at the Theodore Roosevelt National Park in ND. Trevor let the anticipation build and waited until the very end, getting some enjoyment out of the torture until he got on one knee and asked Kate to marry him.

The Wedding:
The first thing we noticed about this beautiful wedding was the stunning magenta floral they chose to use. The rest of the color palette is beautiful greens and natural tones, so adding this bright pink color is breathtaking and beautiful!

There were so many unique and fun elements to this wedding that made it very personal. One of our favorites was their spin on the unity candle or sand ceremony. They instead together planted a cactus together, each adding their own soil. So awesome!

The happy couple was married at the gorgeous El Chorro venue and had a beautiful outdoor reception. We also love that this couple has a good heart. Instead of wedding favors, they choose to donate to a charity that they are involved in with their pastor. What an awesome idea.

Venue: El Chorro
Wedding Coordinator: Ashley Gain
Photographer: Gabriel Black
Entertainment: SKM Entertainment
Florist: Butterfly Petals

Garden Sanctuary Wedding | Videographer Phoenix

Garden Sanctuary Wedding | Videographer Phoenix

How they Met:

Misty and David were introduced to one another through mutual friends and they had a whirlwind relationship. It was a relationship that started by writing to each other online. By the time they met in person they had an instant connection and sparks flew. It is almost a year to date from the time they met, to the time they got married. They say when you know, you know. They have both waited for the right person to come along, and are so happy to have met their soulmate.

The Wedding:

Misty and David were married at the stunning venue, The Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain. If you are looking for a romantic and garden like wedding, this is the venue for you. It has breathtaking mountain top views that make it the perfect setting for a wedding.

The floral that Misty and David choose is just the perfect complement to this venue. A mix of blush, mauve, peach, and ivory are just to die for mixed with the lush green of the trees and grass. Since the floral is colorful, but in a soft way, we love that they went with black colors for the bridal party. The ladies are dressed in stunning black gowns that are adorned in the prettiest sequin pattern.

Misty’s dress is so perfect. It is, of course, a ball gown made for a princess. We love the detailed beading on the bodice with sleeves, paired with the simple satin skirt that just flows and is so flattering. Did we mention that it has pockets? We don’t think it gets better than that.

Did you happen to see the cake? Its a 5 tier beauty that we are sure tastes just as good as it looks! With simple and classic gold detail, along with matching floral, that was used throughout the wedding, its perfect.


Venue: The Sanctuary
Wedding Planning: Revel Wedding Company
Photography: Elyse Hall Photography
Floral Design: Carte Blanche Design
Band: The Instant Classics
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Linens: La Tavola Linen
Drape: Quest Drape
Cake: Classic Cakes AZ
Strings: Sweet Water Strings
Stationery: Paper Joy AZ

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Dusty Rose, Navy & Gold Wedding | Videographer Phoenix

Dusty Rose, Navy & Gold Wedding | Videographer Phoenix

How They Met:

Jenna and Matt met at work. Matt was in his mid 20’s, single, and career focused. One day, the company plopped down a young female intern at his desk from Arizona State. Being from Omaha and an alum of ASU, Matt’s company thought he would be a good person to show her the ropes. Turns out they were right….a little too right.

The two started hanging out toward the end of the summer of Jenna’s intern year, and pretty quickly, it was time for her to head back to ASU. They stayed in touch and even visited each other a few times, but ultimately lost touch due to being at different places in their lives.

Jenna heard so many good things about the Omaha winters that she decided to come move to Nebraska and work full time at the same place. The two have been dating pretty much ever since.

The Proposal:

Matt was pretty convinced about their relationship for a while, he just needed to get the ring. He got the ring in September, but waited until Thanksgiving to pop the question so ensure family and friends were around to celebrate the news.

The dilemma for Matt when it came to pop the question was on how to fit this ridiculously sized ring box in his jeans pants. Matt may or may not be known for wearing slim fit (or as some say very tight) jeans.

He came up with idea to stuff the box into his cowboy boots. These are the same cowboy boots that Jenna despises with a passion, and makes it known every time he wears them. For a visual, the boots are pretty awesome and have American flags on them and everything.

Jenna and Matt decided to hop on ASU’s campus to get some new ASU swag for the football game the next day. They walked around for a little while and finally, while they were in front of a historical building on campus, Matt told her to stop for a minute because he thought he had a rock in his boot – which actually pissed her off even more (#1 he was wearing the boots and now #2 they are slowing them down).

The rock Matt pulled out was not the rock she expected, and after a few seconds of shock, she agreed that it would be in Matt’s best interests if he married her.

Venue: The Croft Downtown
Photographer: Vienna Glenn
Caterer: Tom and Lin Catering
Entertainment: The Lucky Devils Band
Florist: Angelic Grove

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Winter Wedding at Villa Siena | Videographer Phoenix

Winter Wedding at Villa Siena | Videographer Phoenix

How They Met

Britany and Jonathan met through mutual friends in Las Cruces, NM while they were both in college. Jonathan literally swept Britany off her feet when he asked her to dance two step at a county bar.

The Proposal:

It was Christmas morning three years later when Jonathan decided to pop the question. He worked with Santa and had the ring was wrapped in a box at the bottom of Britany’s stocking.

The Wedding:

Britany and Jonathan were married on the perfect winter day in January. It was a sunny ceremony that was held outside at the beautiful Villa Siena, but held true to the winter feel with the fireplace lit at the altar.

We are in love with so many aspects of this wedding. The color palette is perfect for a winter wedding. We love the pink and white floral that is accented with pops of red. It takes the trend of using pastels in floral and makes it blend perfectly with the winter season.

The bridesmaids really made an impact on the feel of this wedding with their gold sequin dresses. It added so much sparkle and flair and helped blend in glitter and gold from the decor seamlessly.

Brittany’s dress was breathtaking. From the deep plunging neckline in the front to the deep open back, you can’t stop looking at her.  The rest of the dress is lace and sequins. Neither you can go wrong with. We love that she paired the dress with a classic cathedral veil, and it really gave the whole look some drama.

The gorgeous floral from the ceremony and bouquets were also brought perfectly into the reception and cake. The tables had a mix of high and low centerpieces which really give the room some dimension. The sweetheart table had a huge centerpiece of floral that draped over the table and was breathtaking. Even the multi tiered cake was dripping in floral.

Venue: Villa Siena
Photographer: Andrea Brewster Photography
Entertainment: DJ Phoenix
Florist: Blume Events

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We know that when it comes to planning a wedding, to say it can be overwhelming is an understatement. There are so many decisions to be made, and each step in the process affects the next. This is one of the reasons we LOVE the Wedding Wire vendor checklist, it provides a step-by-step timeline for when you should book your wedding vendors. Armed with this, and a few other tips and tricks from us, you will be ready to take on the wedding world. Videographer Phoenix

1. HIRE A WEDDING PLANNER. We cannot stress this enough. They know the wedding world like the back of their hand and are worth their weight in gold. You don’t know what you don’t know… A quality Wedding Planner not only will keep you on track, but will help you create the day of your dreams, or help you figure out what your dream day is all while staying within your budget!

2. A good rule of thumb when planning your wedding is to get a jump on hiring your wedding vendors. Nothing is worse than falling in love with a vendor only to find out that they are booked on your date. Haven’t picked a date? Even better, they may be the ones who dictate that for you based on their availability. Very rarely do vendors hold a date for you. They work off of a first come first serve basis so solidifying those vendors early on so you can enjoy your engagement is a great plan.

3. Hiring your wedding vendors is like choreographing a dance, you want to pair people up with the very best partners. If you are unsure about a vendor, don’t be afraid to ask around. It is always good to get recommendations from other vendors because we see it all. We have the pleasure of seeing the good, the bad and the ugly. If we work with people we know and love on the wedding day it’s like working with friends and it just makes wedding magic for the couple!!

4. Weddings are so expensive. One of the benefits of booking vendors early is the fact that you secure better pricing. Most vendors raise prices slightly every year. So, if you are getting married in 2018 it is best to book vendors at 2017 pricing.

5. The earlier you book the more time you have to sit back, relax and just enjoy being engaged.

 

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Wedding Vendor Timeline – Wedding Wire

 

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Classic Wedding at Sassi | Videographer Phoenix

Classic Wedding at Sassi | Videographer Phoenix

How did you meet?

Jennifer and Andrew met at the beginning of their junior year at The University of Arizona. They played off this fact with their guest favors at the wedding. Everyone received a macaroon with the U of A logo on it!

The Proposal like?

Andrew asked Jennifer for her hand in marriage at home, which was perfect. He had made dinner reservations planning to propose there, but unfortunately, Jennifer was held late from work and missed the dinner reservations that he had made! We say everything happens for a reason and it was meant to be intimate and just the two of them.

The Wedding:

The day can be summed up as classy! The wedding was held at the beautiful Sassi venue which pairs perfectly with that theme. This venue has stunning mountain views and a dramatic walk down the staircase entrance that brings you to the garden lawn ceremony.  Jennifer picked the most beautiful and soft floral and in the ivory and blush colors. Her bouquet had a natural feel and almost looked as if you went through a garden and scooped up the perfect pairing of flowers.

With the flowers being so natural and neutral, we love that the bridesmaid’s dresses were a navy blue. It made the floral just pop and the color of the dresses was so complimenting on each of the ladies. We also liked that they all had the same dress, just a different cut. The perfect way to find something to look good on everyone’s body type.

The reception was held inside and had a very intimate feel. We love how they complemented the soft neutral color palette with gold accents. They did this with candles and décor on the tables, as well as with the table plating.

Venue: Sassi
Wedding: Andrea Leslie Events
Photographer: Andrew Jade Photography
Entertainment: Ray the DJ
Florist: Sarah’s Garden
Invitations: Celebrations In Paper

 

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Blush & Ivory Wedding at Omni Montelucia | Videographer Phoenix

Blush & Ivory Wedding at Omni Montelucia | Videographer Phoenix

How They Met

Courtney and Jeff meet in NYC at a wine bar. They say when you know you know. Within the week, they were officially together!

The Proposal

Jeff took Courtney to one of their favorite restaurants and told her that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. Sounds like the perfect beginning to us.

The Wedding

Courtney and Jeff were married at the Omni Montelucia and we think it was the perfect choice for the type of wedding they had. It’s a stunning location that’s tucked in with the camelback mountains and the venue really has an old world charm.

Courtney’s dress is stunning. We love the simple satin bottom and the extremely flattering illusion top and back of the bodice. Throughout the dress is lace, and is just so perfectly done.

The whole wedding just screams romantic and intimate. The color palette really helps to give off that feeling with light pinks, white, and greens with a pop of marsala. The bouquets are right on trend with what we have been seeing this year. White and blush pink flowers with tons of green coming from them feeling very natural.

We love all the personal touches they used to make the wedding truly theirs. From the signature drink the “Whiskey Smash”, to the use of long farm tables that their guests dined at during the ceremony. The reception was a picturesque setting that was outside and under the stars. It was perfectly lit by fairy lights strung across the whole thing.

The cake looked almost too pretty to eat. It was a beautiful three tier cake, where the tops of each tier look as if they are painted with gold. The front has a gorgeous and huge 3d flower that just is breathtaking and every petal is perfectly placed.


Event Planning: Imoni Events
Venue: Omni Montelucia
Floral: Carte Blanche Designs
Paper: Celebrations in Paper
Linens: BBJ Linen
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

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NYE Sanctuary Wedding | Videographer Phoenix

NYE Sanctuary Wedding | Videographer Phoenix

 

How They Met:

Samantha and Kyle met through mutual friends a few years after college. When Samantha first met Kyle, she thought he was cute, but his confident attitude was not appealing to her. It was only at a friend’s pool party a few months later that she got to know him better and instantly developed a secret crush on him. Kyle doesn’t take hints very well, so Samantha basically had to shake him and say, “I like you!” Once he realized that she was being serious, he grabbed her and kissed her and they have been together ever since. They just celebrated their 6-year dating anniversary in July.

The Proposal:

It was Thanksgiving Day, last year. They had agreed to split the day with both families, visiting Kyle’s family for the first half and Samantha’s for the second. Thanksgiving has always been a big deal at Samantha’s house – they have about 30 people over every year and look forward to it year-round. Kyle’s family doesn’t make such a big deal about it, so Samantha, of course, wanted to spend most the day with her family.

She ended up getting ready at her parents’ house that day since she had come over early to help cook. Samantha was anxiously awaiting Kyle to come pick her so that they could go to his family and then hurry back to hers.

Of course, Kyle was running late, and this didn’t make Samantha very happy. Suddenly, the doorbell rang, and a black limo was sitting in the driveway.  She knew right then what was about to happen. The limo pulled up to a park that she had never been to before. She sees Kyle standing under a tree by a pond, wearing a suit and holding an umbrella (it was pouring rain).

Kyle explained to her that he brought Samantha to this park because this is where his dad proposed to his mom 30 years earlier. Kyle’s mom passed away when he was 9 years old, so it was very emotional for both when he told me where we were standing. He got down on one knee and revealed the most beautiful ring she has ever seen. She, of course, said YES (through many tears), and then he told her that he had one more surprise – a videographer had been hiding behind a tree the whole time, and he captured the entire proposal.

Wedding Coordinator: Meant 2 Be Events
Venue: The Sanctuary
Entertainment: The Instant Classics
Florist: The Flower Studio

 

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Striped, Blush & Gold Wedding | Videographer Phoenix

Striped, Blush & Gold Wedding | Videographer Phoenix

 

How they met:

Leah and Shawn met during graduate school (MBA) at Arizona State University’s WP Carey School of Business. They were introduced by a mutual friend at school, who also happened to know that both Leah and Shawn were going on the summer study abroad trip to Europe! What a perfect time to meet!

The proposal:

Leah and Shawn took a vacation to Seattle. One of the days they were there, they decided to go with some of Shawn’s work friends to what Leah thought was a picnic at the infamous Gas Works Park. When They got there, they sat down in the grass and admired the beautiful Seattle skyline from across the water. It wasn’t long until Leah started to notice that Shawn was nervous and glancing at notes of a speech he made on his phone! Shawn then stood up and pulled Leah up with him, and then got down on one knee and popped the question!

The Wedding:

The color scheme for this wedding is just flawless. It is navy and white striped with hints of blush and gold. To us, it’s the perfect pair of masculine and feminine, which might we say is perfect for a wedding! The blush and gold, which are so on trend right now, give off such a soft and romantic feel, where the stripes gave just a hint of nautical to this beach wedding.  They took the color scheme and executed it to a tee from the ceremony to the floral, and right into the reception. It all tied together perfectly.

The bridesmaid’s dresses are a short navy ensemble that we love. The top is so flattering with the halter type look, and we think overall they look so chic and classic. Leah’s gown, is, of course, breathtaking with adorable sleeves and a low back that gives just the right amount of sexy.

 

 

Wedding Coordinator: The Best Wedding For You
Venue: Coronado Community Center
Photographer: True Photography
Caterer: Personal Touch Dining
Entertainment: Elite British DJ
Florist: Whimsey Florals

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As we are about to dive head first into one of the busiest spring seasons we have ever had, at the same time we are super excited to this years wedding trends.  One of the most fascinating parts of our job is to see how each couple executes their perfect day, to a T. We also love to see how they incorporate the wedding trends of the season and make them their own. Here are some of our favorite things right now.

Metals: We loved when couples started to incorporate more silver and gold into their wedding pallet over the past few years. This year its full-blown metal! Gold, silver, rose gold, pewter and copper. They are so versatile, and really compliment so many different color arrangements. We love how they can easily dress up, or soften the feel of the whole day.

Latest and Greatest Trends | Videographer Phoenix

Metal: Latest and Greatest Trends | Videographer Phoenix

Whimsical Floral: So far, we have seen a huge amount of our brides sticking with what we like to call “sophisticated whimsical” floral. This includes large soft flowers such as garden roses or peonies, paired with beautiful succulents, that gives off a romantic and classic look.

Floral: Latest and Greatest Trends | Videographer Phoenix

Floral: Latest and Greatest Trends | Videographer Phoenix

Sugar: Who doesn’t love cake? Just a few years ago and still a bit now, it was popular to have cupcakes. I mean it’s the perfect portion all ready to go for your guests. However, this year the movement seems to be leaning towards beautiful multi-tiered cakes. We can’t complain because these stunning works of art are not only beautiful to look at, but also still delicious as ever.

Sugar: Latest and Greatest Trends | Videographer Phoenix

Sugar: Latest and Greatest Trends | Videographer Phoenix

Gown: This category is ever changing and we love it because it means we get to see new and fabulous dresses every season. Color is making a huge come back and in the most gorgeous way ever. May it be just a slight hint of pink to the overall gown, or possibly small details that give off a hue of your “something blue”. We also are seeing an increase of sleeves in all sorts and cutouts in flattering places. This gives such a nice update to the classic silhouette of a wedding dress.

Gown: Latest and Greatest Trends | Videographer Phoenix

Gown: Latest and Greatest Trends | Videographer Phoenix

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