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Andrea & Jacob’s Enchanted Garden Montelucia Wedding | Outstanding Weddings

by Caelen Demos on

Two things were extremely apparent through Andrea and Jacob’s Montelucia wedding: their love for each other and their love for the Buffalo Bills. Andrea’s father was the General Manager for the Buffalo Bills in the early ’90s when they appeared in the Super Bowl for the third consecutive year. The root of their football devotion and love for Andrea’s father who had passed years before being able to walk her down the aisle ran deep, and was present through the small details of the day, like Jacob’s cufflinks and the Super Bowl ring tied to Andrea’s bouquet.

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VENUE: Omni Resort & Spa at Montelucia 

COLOR PALETTE: Jewel Tones with Gold Accents

INSPIRATION: An Enchanted Garden with Modern Patterns

The stationery set the stage for the day with a bright colored letterpress invitation suite designed by idieh design featuring playful yet romantic hand calligraphed script by Moira Ink and quatrefoil patterned envelopes. The ceremony took place at the Omni Resort & Spa at Montelucia with a stunning white and purple floral aisle from Petal Pusher. The pops of purple and turquoise were found in the florals throughout the ceremony from the aisle to the enhanced pergola that took place as the altar.

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Afterward, guests enjoyed signature cocktails on the lawn while playing custom Buffalo Bills cornhole games. Yet again, the love for the Bills was evident. Before entering reception, guests found their pre-selected seats by way of hand calligraphed customized envelopes which were attached to lush green hedges.

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The stunning draped ballroom was laced with decadent, lush centerpieces designed by Petal Pusher and glittering table numbers by Chasing Bliss. The colors and design brought to life a classy but bright atmosphere. A glamorous enchanted garden so to speak. The reception backdrop featured hedges of covered moss donning a calligraphed signature by Moira Ink.

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After the pre-selected four course dinner completed, guests danced the night away or enjoyed the reception from the gray tufted lounge vignettes from Inspired Environments that surrounded the dance floor. To end the night on a high note, guests were invited to create their own special popcorn mix with sweet and savory enhancements.

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The way this wedding combined a classic love with a love for football seemed effortless through every aspect of Andrea and Jacob’s day. Thank you to Melissa Jill for these gorgeous photos!

Venue: Montelucia Resort & Spa

Florist & Decor: Petal Pusher

Hair & Makeup: Andrea with Glam Lounge Artists

Stationery: idieh design

Calligraphy: Moira Ink

DJ: Matt with MT Sounds

Officiant: Reverend Rick Bell

Rentals & Lighting: Cre8ive Event Rentals

Linens: La Tavola

Strings: Allegro Quartet

Cake: Let Them Eat Cake

Photographer: Melissa Jill Photography

Videographer: Serendipity Cinematography

Photobooth: The Self Portrait Station

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Lori and Pier’s Romantic Sanctuary Wedding Weekend | Outstanding Weddings

by Caelen Demos on

We are excited to be celebrating Lori and Pier’s Sanctuary wedding this weekend! Danielle has been working with them to design their modern and romantic monochromatic purple wedding. We have an all-star team helping us with every detail of the day including: Butterfly Petals, Desert House Productions, Simply Cinema, La Tavola, and Classic Cakes and Confections to name few. We can’t wait to share more from Lori and Pier’s special day, but for now enjoy this adorable Scottsdale engagement photo from Hagerty Photography. For sneak peeks, be sure to follow our Instagram page, @outstandingoccasions.

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Ashley & Pete’s Romantic El Chorro Wedding | Outstanding Weddings

by Caelen Demos on

We’ve been holding in our excitement to share one of our favorite weddings from this past Fall season until it was featured on the Wedding Chicks Blog, which finally hit the inter-webs last week! This wasn’t nearly as long as Ashley and Pete’s 11 year road to the altar, but certainly felt like forever!

Ashley and Pete’s wedding was an all-star event on every level, and they were such a treat to work with. From being the sweetest, most down-to-earth couple, to having a wedding aesthetic that wedding dreams are made of, their event was complete magic.

Ever since high-school, Ashley has been Pete’s right hand lady, supporting him throughout his baseball career. So, when it came time to planning their special day, Pete allowed Ashley to take the reigns and plan her picture perfect day- pink tulle and all. After meeting with Ashley and learning more about how she envisioned their day, we hit the ground running, designing a romantic and intimate wedding, with just a touch of glam.

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VENUE: El Chorro

COLOR PALETTE: Plum, Lavender, Dusty Rose, Blush, and Ivory with Silver Accents

INSPIRATION: Soft and Romantic Affair with Modern Touches

From the bridesmaids dresses to the florals, the soft shades of plum, dusty rose and blush were seen in every aspect of the wedding. Each bridesmaid wore one of three shades of the Jenny Yoo Annabelle dress from BHLDN which offered a soft variety while keeping the composition of the color palette. An impeccable ombre floral design by The Flower Studio lined the aisle leading up to their altar, which was surrounded by floral arrangements with hanging crystals, emulating the chandeliers found inside their reception space. Guests were also greeted with a large blush program designed by idieh design, set inside a beautiful frame. 

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Cocktail hour tied in the whimsical atmosphere with ruffled purple linens from La Tavola Linen, and sweet florals in delicate mercury glass vases. Guests found their seats by way of  watercolored cards adhered to a beautiful Restoration Hardware mirror with hand made tulle floral enhancements.

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As guests entered the Casa Paloma Ballroom at El Chorro, they were welcomed in to a romantic dream. Each guest was surrounded by crystal chandelier’s adorned with dripping florals, emulating the centerpieces from the ceremony altar. The guest tables were dressed in Silver Leather Dot linens from La Tavola Linen and anchored by chiavari chairs with blush tulle chair ties. Three unique centerpieces designed by The Flower Studio finished the room and featured a mixture of soft romantic florals in ivory, blush and lavender with warm floating and votives candles, and small crystal embellishments. The table settings were finished with mirrored table numbers and watercolored menus, to make for the perfect table scape.

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As the evening transitioned in to a true celebration with live music by Sapphire Sky, guests were invited to grab a prop and snap a selfie in a fun photo booth by The Hip Booth and help themselves to a custom made cigar, and as the evening came to an end attendees noshed on mini cupcakes from Let Them Eat Cake, and authentic cheesecake from Wisconsin.

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Glamour was seen in every aspect of Ashley and Pete’s wedding, but none of the gorgeous details compared to the beauty of the love that has driven their fairytale. Thank you so much to our creative team, especially Amy & Jordan Photography for these breathtaking images!

Venue: El Chorro

Florals: The Flower Studio

Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Stationery: idieh design

Cake: Let Them Eat Cake

Photobooth: The Hip Booth

Band: Sapphire Sky

Hair: Erin Fink

Makeup: Arielle Rondeau

Photography: Amy & Jordan Photography

Cinematography: Everly Films

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Outstanding Occasions Wedding Weekend | Outstanding Weddings

by Danielle at Outstanding Occasions on

The Outstanding Occasions wedding season is in full swing! This weekend, Heather and Jason will be exchanging their vows surrounded by their closest friends and family members overlooking the beauty of the Arizona desert at Desert Mountain Golf Club. Danielle has loved helping them plan their elegant and romantic wedding, but she couldn’t do it without the amazing team of vendors by her side including Session Nine Photography, Table Tops Etc., Everly FilmsTreJa Vu Band, Karma Event Lighting, La Tavola LinenSteven Paul Salon,  and many more! We will be sharing sneak peeks throughout the wedding tomorrow on our Instagram page, @outstandingoccasions, but for now check out Heather and Jason’s desert engagement photos by Session Nine Photography below.

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To add to the event fun, Rachel is helping coordinate an Influencer and Blogger Brunch with the Bloguettes tomorrow afternoon. This event will host over thirty women who have their finger on the pulse of the Creative Business Industry in Arizona. We are so excited to be a part of this event along side Cooking & Confetti, Sarah’s Wedding Garden, Prim Rentals, Dusty Lilacs, Us to You Rentals, and Classic Party Rentals. Stay tuned for photos from this fun afternoon.

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Wedding Websites | Outstanding Advice

by Caelen Demos on

We love to recommend different ways for our couples to really make their wedding experience their own and to make the interaction with their guests go beyond just the wedding day. Wedding websites are the perfect way for couples to tell their story as well as keep guests up to date with all the “need to know” wedding info. Luckily, we live in a time when templates are readily available for couples to plug in their information, rather than having to put in the time to design an entire website.

Here are just a few of our favorite site creators:

Riley & Grey

Riley & Grey is perfect for the upscale wedding that wants to bring class and elegance to their website. The pre-made design templates allow couples to edit their site and and save changes before paying for use. The perks of this site is that each couple gets their own domain name, multiple platform access and limited-edition designs. You can also organize your guest list and collect RSVPs right on the site.

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Sitting In A Tree

For the customizable couple, Sitting In a Tree is a great option that allows you to choose a base design then edit to the couple’s preference. Their designs reflect the style of modern day brides with vintage, preppy and minimalist themes that easily reflect each individual couple through editable content and individual images and coloring. These designs also work on all devices including mobile, tablet and desktop, so no matter where your guests are, your site is sure to look exactly how you intended it to.

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Appy Couple

For the app savvy couple, Appy Couple is the way to go. Once you choose from the 500 plus design options within Appy Couple, your site will be available both on the web and as your very own wedding app, which couldn’t be more convenient for those destination weddings or traveling guests. With two collections and one time pricing to create your individual site, there’s something for everyone with Appy Couple. If your guests are technologically challenged, there is still a desktop version of the site that launches with the app, but for those who prefer one touch access to the site, the app is waiting.

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Using a wedding website will centralize communication between a couple and their guests and let the couple share more of themselves with those they love! We recommend a wedding website to all of our clients, no matter how much or how little you choose to share, it still acts as a great planning tool for all of your weddings guests and allows them a sneak peek in to the events to come. Happy designing!

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