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The Ultimate Bridesmaid Gift Guide | Outstanding Advice

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Choosing the ideal thank you gift for your beloved bridesmaids can be extremely tough, especially when each woman has a different personality and style, and has played a different role in your life. However, the gift itself is important as it serves not only as a token of appreciation to your best buds, but also as a reminder of the joy shared on your wedding day. In order to make this task seem less daunting, we recommend focusing on gifts that are unique, sentimental and worthwhile.

Check out a few of our favorite picks below to help settle on the perfect present for your closest gals.

The Best Friend

A thoughtful gift of appreciation and love is in order for your best friend on your big day. After all, she’s been your go-to partner throughout this entire process.

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Customizable Location Lat & Lo Cuff, Acrylic Block Monogram Necklace

The Lat & Lo Cuff is the perfect gift because it gives you an opportunity to customize the bracelet with the location of a special memory between the two of you. The acrylic initial necklace is a thoughtful and on-trend gift specially made for her.

The DIY-er

DIY + Pinterest obsessed girls would absolutely fawn over these extremely creative and fun gifts!

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DIY Artisan Bath Bomb Kit, DIY Artisan Organic Sugar Scrub Kit

These beauty DIY kits are amazing for the big day beauty regiments. A DIY bath bomb and sugar scrub kit will be sure to win over your bridesmaid with the creative flair.

The Jetsetter

We hand-picked the best and most sentimental gifts for the girl who’s always on the go!

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GiGi New York Personalized Passport Case, Embossed Python Luggage Tag

This matching set is perfect for the jet-setting girl. Both the passport cover and the luggage tag are customizable up to three initials. This is a perfect wedding gift that is both memorable and useful.

The Family Member

Whether she is your sister, cousin, or other member of your or your husband-to-be’s family, it’s important to select a special and memorable memento that signifies the love and support that family always offers.

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Personalized engraved Jo Malone Candle, Martha Stewart Collection Silver Plated Trousseau Frame

Beautiful frames with photos of family are always treasured gifts. Jo Malone products are of the utmost quality, and a customized candle would be the perfect addition to a family home.

The Workaholic

Choosing a gift that’s practical, and that your bridesmaid can use daily is especially important for the busy working girl.

 

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2017 Oversized Gold Dots Agenda by Kate Spade NY, Custom Travel Mug (Etsy)

A day planner is a thoughtful gift for the girl with a lot on her plate, helping her to stay organized (and on-trend!). And a customized travel mug will make her commute just a little bit sweeter.

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Molly & Austin’s Romantic El Chorro Wedding Featured On Aisle Perfect | Fantastic Features

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Classic, beautiful and all things romantic! We’re so excited that Molly and Austin’s Outstanding Occasions Wedding was featured on Aisle Perfect. With gorgeous blush tones and sparkling details, their El Chorro wedding was a dream. To see all of the details, be sure to head over to see the feature on Aisle Perfect here.

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Weston and Kirsten’s Charming El Chorro Wedding | Outstanding Weddings

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One of the first things that we noticed about Weston and Kirsten was their deep friendship and understanding of each other. Their positivity, excitement, and love for each other radiated and lit up the room. Right off the bat, we knew that this would be a fun wedding to be a part of!

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Weston and Kirsten decided to tie the knot at El Chorro, where they exchanged vows on the Casa Paloma Lawn. The abundance of greenery was the perfect compliment to the purple floral arrangements from Sarah’s Garden. Wooden accents gave this dreamy wedding a more rustic vibe. With rose petals scattered down the aisle, music by Sweetwater Strings, and the mountains in the distance, the scene was absolutely breathtaking as Kirsten made her way towards her husband to be. Thankfully, Andrew & Jade Photography was there to capture all of the days special moments. Oh, and we’re still obsessing over how precious the flower girls were!

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After the ceremony, guests enjoyed drinks and hors d’oeuvres on the Casa Paloma Patio. The patio was transformed with pops of purple, including the brightly colored linens from La Tavola. The white couch from Prim Rentals was topped with Mr. & Mrs. pillows and created a comfy lounge space for guests to mingle. We absolutely loved the unique way that we designed the seating arrangements to be displayed. A wooden stand holding flower pots was topped with stationery by idieh design and directed guests to their seats for dinner.

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After cocktail hour, guests headed into Casa Paloma where they enjoyed dinner and dessert followed by lots of dancing! The circular tables were adorned with a mixture of purple and white linens. A combination of floral arrangements in copper vases and candles on copper candlesticks topped each table.  The centerpieces were a perfect match for the fruitwood chiavari chairs. Beautiful florals in shades of cream and purple were placed throughout the room.

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The cake, designed by Let Them Eat Cake, featured a gold chevron design with a wooden monogram on top. In addition to cake, there was an abundance of cookies and other sweets to ensure that guests could have their sugar fix as they danced the night away to music provided by MT Sounds. We’re so happy that we were able to be a part of Weston and Kirsten’s special day! Thanks to our awesome team of wedding professionals, Kiersten and Weston’s Outstanding Occasions wedding day was a success!

Wedding Professionals: Venue:  El Chorro Photographer: Andrew & Jade Photography Videographer: Simply Cinema Florist: Sarah’s Garden Linens: La Tavola Couch: Prim Rentals  Stationery: Idieh Design Cake: Let Them Eat Cake Ceremony Musician: Sweetwater Strings DJ: MT Sounds Transportation: Blue Star Transportation Hair & Makeup: Salon Chic

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Two Outstanding Occasions Weddings Featured | Fantastic Features

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We’re thrilled that one of our Outstanding Occasions weddings was recently featured on both Style Me Pretty and Colin Cowie Weddings! Natalie and John’s rustic, yet elegant Rio Verde Ranch Wedding was made up of sweet details and breathtaking views. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day, and we’re so thankful that we got to be a part of it! If we could, we definitely would do it all over again. To see more details from Natalie and John’s special day, be sure to check out the full feature from Style Me Pretty here and the feature from Colin Cowie Weddings here.

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Jason and Heather’s Desert Mountain Wedding | Outstanding Weddings

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With sweeping desert views and a forecast complete with sunshine and blue skies, Jason and Heather’s Desert Mountain wedding was nothing short of picture perfect. It was a beautiful day for a beautiful couple to get married, and the Outstanding Occasions team absolutely loved being a part of it! 

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The ceremony took place on the Chiricahua Courtyard at Desert Mountain Golf Club. The courtyard is quaint and filled with an abundance of trees and greenery, with views of the desert that go on for miles, making it the perfect spot for Jason and Heather to exchange their vows. Floral arrangements from Table Tops Etc. were scattered throughout the ceremony space, and white rose petals adorned the aisle.

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After the ceremony, guests headed to cocktail hour at the Cochise Geronimo Bar & Patio at Desert Mountain Golf Club. In between mingling, guests were encouraged to leave their advice and well wishes for Heather and Jason in their custom guestbook! As dusk approached, guests found their seating assignments on the escort display, and made their way into the dining room to continue the celebration. The dinner tables were elegant and classy with shades of silver, black, and white. Candles in silver holders and white roses in silver vases were used as centerpieces. Each table was simple, yet stunning!

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After dinner, guests were treated to cake before beginning to dance the night away to music by TreJa Vu. For those with a sweet tooth, guests were treated to a s’mores and candy bar, where their cravings would quickly be satisfied! Heather and Jason’s special day was a sophisticated and elegant, but fun affair, and we’re so happy that we got to be a part of it! A huge thank you goes out to all of our vendors, without them this day wouldn’t have been possible! We’d also like to thank Session Nine Photography for all of the beautiful photos!

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Venue: Desert Mountain Golf Club Photography: Session Nine Photography Cinematographer: Everly Films Florist: Table Tops Etc. Ceremony Musician: Jacob Lucas Band: TreJa Vu Band Rentals: Classic Party Rentals & Us To U Rentals Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Hair & Makeup: Steven Paul Salon

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