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Outstanding Occasions Wedding Weekend | Outstanding Weddings

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Our team at Outstanding Occasions has a busy wedding weekend ahead with three weddings this weekend. First, we have Kristen and Nick’s special day on Friday. This adorable couple is tying the knot on the beautiful new Herb Garden at El Chorro, with an outdoor cocktail hour and reception to follow. We are so eager to watch them be surrounded by their loved ones, and can’t wait to be a part of their big day, along with our wedding professionals, including Marissa Belle Photography, The Wildflower AZ and Desert House Productions.

On Saturday, Brenda and Rick will exchange vows at the stunning Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North. They will host a lavish cocktail hour inside of the Ironwood Terrace, and guests will make their way to the extravagant Ironwood Ballroom for a night filled with delicious food and dancing! We are so excited to watch this luxurious night with bold bright colors unfold, along with our awesome team of wedding professionals, Sweetwater Strings, The Instant Classics, Andrew & Jade Photography, Petal Pusher, La Tavola and idieh design.

Last, but not least, Sheri and David are saying “I Do” at El Chorro‘s outdoor Herb Garden on Saturday. This elegant, understated evening will take place outdoors, for guests to enjoy the warm Arizona weather. The soft color palette of cream and blush will perfectly complement the outdoor scenery. We are so excited to see how this beautiful night turns out, and big thanks to our great team of wedding professionals including Brad Reed Photography, Lux Florist, Ruze Cake House and Steve Ayotte Music.

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Lush and Elegant Cream Montelucia Wedding | Outstanding Weddings

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Love was certainly in the spring air at Christal and Ryan’s breathtaking exchange of vows. This beautiful couple said “I Do” in an outdoor ceremony at the exquisite Omni Resort & Spa at Montelucia‘s Camelback Villa-Lawn. This adorable couple settled on a classy, neutral palette of ivory, paired with lots of lush greenery for their Montelucia wedding. Petal Pusher created a beautiful cream rose bouquet for the bride. The rich green eucalyptus leaves weaved throughout the bouquet added that perfect pop of color against Christal’s lace gown.

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Guests were awestruck as they approached the beautiful ceremony. The wooden arch was dripping in white florals, and it was definitely the perfect accent against the desert mountains and tall palm trees. Guests were seated in dark wood cross-back chairs from Classic Party Rentals, with elegant white bow-tied cushions. The aisle was accented with floating candles and pillar candles, inside of tall glass vases and adorned with white rose petals. After the ceremony, guests found their table assignments on a classically-elegant escort card display with escort cards by Harmony Art & Design.

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The reception, held on the Camelback Villa Lawn, was filled with a mixture of long wooden tables and neutral linen-draped tables, topped with abundant cream florals, eucalyptus greens, and a multitude of candles to create a soft, romantic vibe. Simplistic and beautiful menus by Harmony Art & Design tied with twine were placed on top of the chic dark hardwood tables. The intimate sweetheart table was placed underneath the very wooden arch that Christal and Ryan exchanged their vows under just a few hours before. Guests enjoyed the beautiful weather while watching the special moments of the evening unfold,  including heartfelt toasts and the first dance.

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As the night progressed and the sun set, dainty portofino lights became illuminated, creating the perfect romantic ambiance. It was pure magic to watch these newlyweds surrounded by their loving family and friends. Joshua Aull Photography captured all of the night’s special moments, especially Christal and Ryan indulging in their delicious cake and scrumptious Challah bread! Our Outstanding Occasions team could not have been more pleased with how the night turned out, and we could not have done it without all of the amazing wedding professionals!

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Wedding Professionals: Venue: Omni Resort & Spa at Montelucia DJ: Desert House Productions Photography: Joshua Aull Photography Florist: Petal Pusher Event Rentals: Classic Party Rentals  Stationery: Harmony Art & Design 

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Outstanding Occasions Wedding Weekend | Outstanding Weddings

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The Outstanding Occasions team is so excited to have a busy February wedding weekend! First, on Saturday, we have Donnell and Jeremy! We can’t wait to watch this adorable couple tie the knot in a ceremony at St. Bernadette Catholic Church. After the ceremony, Donnell and Jeremy’s guests will head to the beautiful Arizona Biltmore for a fun-filled night of dinner, dancing and celebrating these newlyweds. A big thank you in advance goes out to the wonderful wedding professionals involved in this wedding, including Cactus Flowers, Drew Brashler Photography and Something New Media to name a few!

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On Sunday, the wedding fun continues! The gorgeous Erika and Nelson will exchange vows in a stunning outdoor ceremony at El ChorroCarte Blanche will transform the Casa Paloma Lawn and Patio for ceremony and cocktail hour, as well as the reception space where guests will dance the night away.  We can’t wait to watch this special night unfold along with an amazing team of wedding professionals, including Andrew & Jade Photography and Roger Paull.

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Just Engaged: Your New To-Do List | Outstanding Advice

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The Outstanding Occasions team hears wedding bells! He finally popped the big question and, of course, you said yes– congratulations! Besides popping some bubbly and calling your nearest and dearest to tell them the good news, you’re probably wondering, what’s next? The idea of planning the perfect wedding may seem slightly overwhelming, but also so exciting! To help you get started, we’ve put together a few helpful hints and tips below.

Pick the season. Narrowing down a season in which to host your wedding is the first step in the planning process. If you envision you and your sweetheart tying the knot in a romantic spring wedding, then plan on saying “I Do!” in the warm months of April or May. Next, you must decide on how long you want to be engaged for, because that also will help determine the time of year you have your wedding. Of course, if these answers are still up in the air, just go with the flow and decide at a later time. After you finalize what season, the rest of the design will come easily!

Estimate your budget. Arguably the most important factor in wedding planning, the budget is the sole determining factor for countless important decisions for your big day. Your budget will decide the venue, catering, amount of guests and decor you will be able to provide. Our team suggests to hold off on making any concrete decisions or signing any vendor contracts until you’ve decided upon a budget that you, your fiance, and whomever else may be contributing to the wedding, are comfortable sticking to!

Consider your guest list. Although it’s not important to solidify this number immediately, it’s a smart idea to come up with an estimation. By putting together a potential guest list, you will be able to narrow down your venue purely based on size and how many people the venue can hold. You wouldn’t want to end up with your heart set on a venue that’s too small, or even much too large, for your wedding celebration.

Create your Wedding Registry. Once you become engaged, take the time to create registries at your favorite stores. Friends and family will be extremely eager to shower you and your new fiancé in congratulatory gifts! Instead of keeping your loved ones guessing, create a registry of those special items you you’ve been dreaming of since before he popped the question!

 

At times, this process may be stressful, but just make sure to always take a step back and take a deep breath! This is an incredible opportunity for you to participate in, surrounded with love from your closest loved ones. Planning your fairytale ending will come with a few bumps in the road, but everything will always work out, no matter what.

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Romantic Ivory and Gold Royal Palms Wedding | Outstanding Weddings

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There’s just something about a winter wedding that makes your heart flutter, and Mallory and Jackson’s wedding at Royal Palms Resort & Spa was no exception. The ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception were all intimate, elegant affairs with touches of holiday spirit and glamour. We were thrilled when we saw this adorable couple and their beautiful wedding featured on Paradise Valley Lifestyle! Be sure to click here to view the full feature!

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Royal Palms was the perfect venue for Mallory and Jackson’s wedding, as it holds a special place in their hearts. Their first date took place at T. Cook’s, the gourmet restaurant at Royal Palms. They also spent their first anniversary at Royal Palms, and got engaged there exactly one year before their wedding!

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The ceremony, which took place at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, couldn’t have been more perfect. Beautifully embroidered handkerchiefs were displayed in a basket upon entering the church, and guests were encouraged to take one to wipe away their tears during the ceremony. Little was needed to enhance the beauty of the church, especially since it was decorated for the holidays. Christmas trees with gold ornaments adorned the intricate altar, fitting perfectly into the wedding color palette. The aisle was lined with white Petal Pusher floral arrangements, bringing a touch of softness to the beautiful woodwork in the church.

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The decor for cocktail hour at the Royal Palms was sophisticated, but inviting. The all-white lounge area was not only picture perfect, but comfortable too! Inspired Environments did an amazing job creating the space by adding tufted couches, mismatched pillows, fluffy blankets, mirrored tables, and an abundance of floral arrangements by Petal Pusher. Tables provided by Royal Palms were draped with a mixture of ruffled and solid linens from La Tavola. Vases filled with white ranunculus and succulents topped each of the tables. Us to U rentals provided ghost chairs for the patio, the perfect modern addition to the all-white, sophisticated cocktail hour. As guests mingled while enjoying their drinks and hors d’oeuvres, they were entertained with instrumental music by Sweetwater Strings. The cocktail hour truly embodied a winter white wonderland!

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As guests entered the Palmera Salon at Royal Palms, all their senses were delighted. Live jazz music by Carte Blanche flooded the ballroom, creating an intimate, speak-easy  feel to the space. Shimmering champagne colored tablecloths from La Tavola adorned the guest tables, while the head table stood out with delicately sequinned gold-patterned La Tavola linens. The centerpieces by Petal Pusher added to the aura of elegance. Tall crystal stands displayed an assortment of white hydrangeas, cream and white roses, and touches of mistletoe. In addition to the breathtaking floral arrangements, an abundance of glass and rose gold votives were added to each table. The silver beaded chargers provided by Pro Em provided the perfect addition of texture and dimension to each place setting. Each place setting included a personalized dinner menu from RSVP Stationers and a silver Christmas ornament for each guest to take home. After dinner, guests danced the night away to music provided by Elan Artists. The Christmas patio was also in full swing, with a cozy fire, soft pashminas to cuddle-up in, streaming Christmas music, and a Christmas-inspired photo booth with hanging mistletoe by Hip Booth. Incorporating their love of Star Wars into the night, Mallory and Jackson’s cake was Star Wars-themed, and was definitely one of the most unique cakes that we’ve ever seen! And to top it off, their exit at the end of the night included light sabers and the Star Wars theme song!

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Mallory and Jackson’s special day was elegant and sophisticated, yet completely personal to them. From the glittering linens, to the Christmas ornaments placed at each guest’s place setting, to the Star Wars wedding cake, Mallory and Jackson’s personalities were incorporated into every detail to make the evening truly special for the two of them. We will definitely be dreaming about this winter wedding all season! We couldn’t have made this wedding possible without the help of all of our amazing wedding professionals. A huge thank you goes out to Amy & Jordan Photography for capturing all of the special moments from the day! The venues wouldn’t have looked as beautiful as they did if it weren’t for Petal PusherUs to U RentalsPro EmRSVP Stationers, and La Tavola. We’d also like to thank Royal Palms and St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church for being the perfect venues for Mallory and Jackson’s special day!

Wedding Professionals: Ceremony Venue: St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church Reception Venue: Royal Palms  Officiant: St. Joan of Arc Florist: Petal Pusher Linens: La Tavola Rentals: Us To U Rentals & Pro Em Stationery: RSVP Stationers Photographer: Amy & Jordan Photography Videographer: Tanner Dunn Photo Booth: Hip Booth Ceremony Music: St. Joan of Arc Cocktail Hour Musician: Sweetwater Strings Reception Musicians: Elan Artists & Carte Blanche Transportation: Transtyle Hair and Makeup: Top Knot Beauty 

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