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Grooms Attire Details | Grooms Room

by Danielle at Outstanding Occasions on

You have found your dress, your shoes and all your wedding day accessories but what about the grooms attire details?! We all know the day can’t happen without him but what you might forget is that he needs accessories too. All the little attire details that you thought of your yourself are needed for him too.

The Tie: What is great about a tie is that there are endless amounts of patterns, prints, shapes and sizes and everyone of them can be unique to the groom. If you decide to go with a classic black tie for your formal affair, why not add a little message on the back of his tie as a cute personal touch.

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Photo by Emilia Jane Photography

The Shoes: Besides the rings, shoes are the most important accessories of a wedding day! Whether it is a formal black tie wedding or a casual garden wedding a grooms shoes are a detail not to forget about.

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Photo by Sarah Kate Photography 

The Socks: We are loving all the great socks grooms have been wearing, they are both playful and unique to each one. With all the amazing prints and patterns for men’s socks there is just no reason to stick with a traditional black sock.

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Photo by Regina as the Photographer

Remember, let your groom and his personality shine on your wedding day! And don’t forget about the personal touches, they are a lasting memory to your wedding day.

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Ashley & Eric’s Southern Desert Wedding at Four Seasons Scottsdale | Outstanding Weddings

by Rachel at Outstanding Occasions on

Ashley and Eric’s Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale Wedding this past Spring was anything short of beautiful! The weather was cool and crisp, and set the tone for a beautiful day. The authentic desert setting was the perfect location for their southern desert aesthetic. It was so much fun mixing traditional southern details and desert accents throughout their wedding design that each portrayed different parts of the bride and groom. Today we are excited to share more of these wedding details with gorgeous images by Gina Meola Photography.

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VENUE: Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

COLOR PALETTE: White, Ivory and Purple with Silver Metallic Accents

INSPIRATION: Southern Desert Affair

Ashley and Eric’s day started with wedding prep by Erin Fink Trend Specialist and SN Makeup Artist in the beautiful rooms at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale. With a gorgeous and sunny day ahead, Ashley and Eric shared a sweet first look on Ironwood Terrace, with the rest of their photos taken throughout the desert chic property. Their intimate and personal ceremony took place on Four Season’s Ironwood Terrace, with a stunning chiffon draped wooden altar created by The Flower Studio. The ceremony aisle was flanked by two rich pedestals with lush white arrangements placed in gorgeous green urns. The organic lush details were the perfect accent to the natural desert landscape.

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After the ceremony, guests were invited in to the Ironwood Foyer for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and conversation. Guests enjoyed string music by Sweetwater Strings, and “hot couples”, also known as Jalapeno Margaritas during the hour as well. Once cocktail hour begun to wind down, guests were asked to find their seating assignments on elegant escort cards designed by Celebrations in Paper, placed on a wooden table with a silver gilded tree enhanced with cherry blossoms and hanging crystals.

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After cocktail hour, guests were welcomed in to Ironwood Ballroom for a night of dinner and dancing. The room featured dramatic white draping by Quest Drape, tables draped in silver linens from La Tavola Linen and silver metallic chiavari chairs. Each setting had a customized menu with the couples new monogram designed by Celebrations in Paper, sleek plum napkins by La Tavola Linen and silver beaded chargers from Cre8ive Event Rentals. The dance floor that guests boogied down on featured a custom marquee sign made by the groom himself saying “LOVE”. As the night came to an end, guests we sent home with a sweet treat of mini Sprinkles cupcakes in the bride and grooms favorite flavors.

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A BIG thank you to Gina Meola Photography for the gorgeous images!

Thank you to all of the wonderful wedding professionals involved in this special day!

Venue: Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North

Florals: The Flower Studio

Linens: La Tavola

Rentals: Cre8ive Event Rentals

Draping: Quest Drape

Stationery: Celebrations In Paper

Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Entertainment: Sweetwater Strings

Dinner Entertainment: JJ’s Band

Hair: Erin Fink Trend Specialist

Makeup: SN Makeup Artist

Officiant: Mike Kennedy

Photography: Gina Meola Photography

To see more photos of this gorgeous day, click here and here.

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Colleen & Lowell’s W Scottsdale Wedding featured in Arizona’s Finest Wedding Magazine | Fantastic Features

by Rachel at Outstanding Occasions on

Colleen and Lowell’s W Scottsdale Wedding was a romantic modern affair. Their day was filled with lush and modern details in white, silver and cobalt blue which were the perfect fit for such a swanky venue. Today, we are so excited to share their wedding feature in the new issue of Arizona’s Finest Wedding Magazine. See below for the full feature, which includes images by Erica Velasco Photographers. Check back soon to see a full recap of this wedding with more of their beautiful details!

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Beautiful Blooms and Lush Landscapes Abroad | Inspirational Wedding Ideas

by Samantha at Outstanding Occasions on

During my time in Ireland and England, I had the opportunity to experience beautiful blooms and incredible lush landscapes. These encounters with nature inspired me to collect some bouquet ideas for weddings. Here are a few bouquets I am loving right now based on the elements I discovered during my travels.

1. Gorgeous Garden Roses

I found these absolutely stunning blooms in the garden at Shakespeare’s birthplace while visiting Stratford, London. Garden roses are the perfect addition to wedding bouquets. They add a soft, romantic look to help accessorize any bride on her big day and the fragrance is amazing!

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Photos: Samantha’s Vacation Photos (Above); Garden Rose Bouquets (Below)

2. Perfect Peonies

I was literally swooning when I saw these breathtaking peonies growing in the garden in Stratford, London. Their vibrant pink color is nothing short of fabulous. Peony bouquets are always very popular and for good reason. Peonies add a floaty and fluffy element that is sure to make any bride’s heart flutter!

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Photos: Samantha’s Vacation Photos (Above); Peony Bouquets (Below)

3. Lush Landscapes

While exploring the countryside of Wicklow, Ireland, I came across some unforgettable sights. These lush landscapes showcased the green that Ireland is known for. So much greenery inspired my love for bouquets that feature more green elements. Adding cascading foliage to a bouquet is sure to make it a showstopper!

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Photos: Samantha’s Vacation Photos (Above); Lush Landscape Inspired Bouquets (Below)

 

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Parisian Wedding Inspiration | Inspirational Wedding Ideas

by Samantha at Outstanding Occasions on

After returning from my European adventure, my mind has been focusing on everything PARIS! As most wedding planners, I find inspiration in what the world has to offer, and always look for ways to incorporate these inspirations into the look or feel of an event. I had the chance to visit Paris during my time abroad and have collected many breathtaking and swoon-worthy ideas which can be incorporated into weddings, bridal showers, or even a soiree at home. Here are just a few that I am loving right now.

The first step to designing your wedding or event is beginning with the decor, and then planning each detail to blend with your overall look.

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Images: Beautiful Bell Jars, Chair Accents, French Centerpieces, Gorgeous Greens

After deciding on what your wedding day or event will look like, it’s time to invite your guests. I am enchanted by these très chic wedding invitations.

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Image: French inspired wedding invitation suite

With most weddings or large events, it’s common to welcome your guests with an escort card. This element is another chance to showcase your design and theme through subtle details. I’m loving these escort options, as they are a sweet and clever way to direct your guests to their seats.

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As with most weddings, there is always room for dessert! With a French inspired palette, there is definitely a place for macarons, crepes, and of course cake! Bon appétit!

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Images: Macarons, Crepes, Wedding Cake

I am looking forward to designing some amazing weddings based on the incredible landscapes and landmarks I encountered.

C’est la vie!
Xo, Samantha

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