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Caelen & Austin’s El Chorro Wedding Featured On Lace & Loyalty | Fantastic Features

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Soft and sweet are two words that come to mind when thinking of Caelen & Austin’s El Chorro Wedding. Their relationship, which is deeply rooted in faith, had touches of it present throughout the day. Luckily, Amy & Jordan Photography was there to capture all of the beautiful details of the day, from the homemade cross at the altar, to the bible verses placed down the aisle. We’re so happy that their wedding was featured on Lace and Loyalty! You can see the full feature from Lace and Loyalty here, and to see more details from their special day, head to our blog post here.

 

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Kimberly & Scott’s Kate Spade Inspired El Chorro Wedding | Outstanding Weddings

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From the moment that Kimberly & Scott met, they wondered how they didn’t find each other sooner. When you’re around the two of them, you’ll notice that they constantly share smiles and laughter, and their love for one another is always apparent. Inspired by Kate Spade, their El Chorro wedding was timeless and classic. Our team at Outstanding Occasions loved planning their beautiful day, where the modern and sleek details were captured by Rachel Solomon Photography.

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El Chorro’s Casa Paloma Lawn boasts loads of greenery, and was the perfect location for the simple, yet elegant ceremony. Sarah’s Garden added touches of greenery tied with white ribbon to the chairs, giving the aisle just the detail that it needed. White rose petals lined the aisle, creating the perfect path for Kimberly to walk towards her husband to be. The archway placed at the altar featured lush foliage with soft pops of color in the form of pale pink and white roses. Clear votives with white candles also decorated the space where the couple said I do.

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The modern aesthetic continued throughout the reception. Wooden Chivari chairs popped against the black and white linens from La Tavola and El Chorro, and the black champagne flutes were a fun addition to the setting. The table runners made up of green foliage and white flowers, combined with dainty clear votives, proved that sometimes less is more in regards to centerpieces. The menus from Celebrations In Paper were black and white, and their sleek simplicity fit the scene perfectly. In true Kate Spade fashion, the cake from Ruze Cake House had a striped detailing, which could also be found on the signs hanging on the back of the bride and grooms chairs.

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After dinner, guests danced the night away to music provided by MT Sounds. From beginning to end, we adored every detail of this wedding just as much as we adored working with the wonderful couple! As always, our amazing vendors helped make this day incredible, and we couldn’t have done it without them!

 

Wedding Professionals:

Venue: El Chorro | Florals: Sarah’s Garden | Photographer: Rachel Solomon Photography  | Cake: Ruze Cake House | Ceremony Music: Sweetwater Strings | DJ: MT Sounds | Ivory Linens:  El Chorro | Black Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rentals | Stationery: Celebrations In Paper

 

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Heidi & Bryan’s Outstanding Occasions Wedding Weekend | Outstanding Wedding

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It’s an Outstanding Occasions wedding weekend, and we’re beyond excited for Heidi and Bryan’s colorful, contemporary wedding at El Chorro.  Tapping into Heidi’s creativity and talent for design (yes, she’s that Heidi from Idieh Design!), the couple, along with Tamara from Petal Pusher, has transformed El Chorro’s southwestern vibe to be uniquely them: bright, bold, and playful. As Heidi and Bryan tie the knot on the Casa Paloma Lawn, followed by cocktails on the patio, and dinner and dancing in Casa Paloma, they will be surrounded by florals in rich pinks and purples, bright turquoise linens and white lacquer tables, ghost chairs, touches of black and white, and many, many more unique details! We’re so happy to be a part of the wedding professionals team for this one-of-a-kind wedding, along with Amy & Jordan Photography, Serendipity Cinematography, Desert House Productions, Ruze Cake House, A Bakeshop, The Social Station and many more! We can’t wait to share all that’s in store for their big day, but for now, check out their amazing engagement photos by Amy & Jordan Photography here!

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Three Outstanding Occasions Weddings & Events Featured| Fantastic Features

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The rule of three suggests that “things that come in threes are inherently more satisfying.” Well, here at Outstanding Occasions we certainly feel satisfied, and ecstatic, to have had our weddings and events featured in not one, not two, but three incredible online publications last week: The Knot, Magnolia Rouge, and Style Me Pretty Living!

We began last week with Kathleen and Aaron’s romantic spring wedding at El Chorro, featured on The Knot. Designed by Outstanding Occasions to incorporate the couple’s Irish and Japanese cultures, the day featured unique surprises such as one-thousand handmade cranes hanging in a delicate backdrop, and lush moss reminiscent of Ireland’s fertile green lands, which was woven into the centerpieces, table numbers, and escort card display created by Petal Pusher. Even the soft white linens from La Tavola Fine Linen were selected to have a geometric pattern that seemed to have been influenced by Celtic designs. To complete the beautiful, organic look, touches of lavender – both the color and the herb – were incorporated into the design, such as in the lovely invitation suite by Idieh Design. Check out the rest of the details and amazing photos by Amy & Jordan Photography here.

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Next up was Kimberly and Scott’s elegant, Kate Spade-inspired wedding on the Casa Paloma Lawn and Classroom Patio at El Chorro, featured on Magnolia Rouge. With a sophisticated color palette of black and white, clean lines, and just a touch of sparkle, this wedding was simple, sophisticated, and extremely smart. The classic white floral and greenery garlands by Sarah’s Garden, paired with crisp black napkins from La Tavola Fine Linen and simple menus and place cards by Celebrations in Paper completed this timeless look. See more of the beautiful details captured by Rachel Solomon here.

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We closed out the week with a feature in Style Me Pretty Living of an event that’s near and dear to our hearts – a Southwest-inspired baby shower at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia for Outstanding Occasions owner, wedding planner, and lead designer, Rachel. The design for the baby shower combined Rachel’s personal modern aesthetic with Bohemian touches. The color palette was soft and whimsical, with mint, grey, black and white, accented with pops of bright pink. Petal Pusher executed the design flawlessly with rich florals, gold terrariums and hand-painted blocks and table runners. The icing on the cake was the delicious custom desserts by Ruze Cake House, including teepee cookie favors! Devour all the details captured by Amy & Jordan here.

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Natalie and John’s Rustic Rio Verde Ranch Wedding | Outstanding Weddings

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Natalie and John are high school sweethearts that have been together for a decade! Although they live in Minnesota, and most of their guests were from out-of-state, they had their hearts set on tying the knot at the Rio Verde Ranch in Rio Verde, Arizona, on November 14, 2015. This beautiful, rustic ranch not only provided the perfect outdoor setting for their late fall wedding, but it held sentimental value as well since it was built by John’s late grandfather.

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John and Natalie’s wedding came together in the blink of an eye – seven weeks to be exact. Knowing they had a short planning time frame, they hired Outstanding Occasions to design and plan their special day. After getting to know a bit about the couple and their vision for their wedding day, Outstanding Occasions designed the wedding to be simply elegant with rustic touches. The color palette was soft and neutral, incorporating cream, ivory, blush, and pale grey with accents of gold and dark green.

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The wedding day began with a rustic statement, as guests were guided to the Rio Verde Ranch by grey-stained, wood directional signs with hand lettering and calligraphy by Freed Hands. Once guests arrived, they were in for a treat. The ceremony played off the natural beauty of the Rio Verde Ranch. A birch arch was placed on the large grassy area at the Ranch and was accented in each of its corners with large floral sprays in ivory, champagne and blush, including white hydrangea, Majolica spray roses, Sahara Roses, blush stock blossom, Queen Anne’s Lace and Silver Dollar eucalyptus leaf, with succulents tucked into the floral.  The aisle was dusted with ivory rose petals, and wood vineyard chairs from Cre8ive Event Rentals provided elegant guest seating. Natalie and her bridesmaids carried hand-tied, loose, ivory bouquets with touches of blush, greenery and succulents, wrapped in antique white ribbon.

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After the ceremony, guests followed a dirt path lined with large rustic lanterns to cocktail hour. Cocktail hour took place at the “cookout area” – a gravel area on the Ranch with a built-in rustic bar and concrete tables. Outstanding Occasions utilized the existing bar and draped the built-in tables with Beatrice Garden Smoke linens and Nuovo Grey linens from La Tavola Fine Linen. With so many tables to fill, centerpieces were kept simple and featured mercury glass votives and clear bud vases with greenery and floral. Guests left their “Advice and Well Wishes for the Bride and Groom” on ivory, silver and green cards, which they placed in an antique wooden bucket hanging from the Ranch’s existing wishing well. The wishing well was accented with a green garland. To bring in another rustic element, Outstanding Occasions arranged square ivory escort cards by Vee Creative on a tall wood palette wall with flowing green garland and hanging ivory ribbon. Hand passed hors d’ouvres by M Catering, an abundance of heaters, fun lawn games including giant Jenga and corn hole, and blue grass music by Arizona Folk Ensemble kept guests happy and entertained.

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For dinner, guests returned to the large grassy area at the Ranch where a mixture of round tables draped with Tuscany Natural linen and dark wood Descanso tables were surrounded by brightly shining Portofino lights. An abundance of candlelight and lush floral by Lux Florist provided an aura of elegance to this dinner under the stars. While all tables featured wood vineyard chairs and gold-edged glass chargers topped with beautiful ivory and dark green accented menus by Vee Creative, the centerpieces for the wood Descanso tables and round tables were unique. The Descanso tables featured low arrangements in mercury footed bowls filled with a loose mixture of white floral with touches of blush and a lot of flowing greenery and succulents. Gold candlesticks with white taper candles and clear cylinder vases created romance. The round tables featured low, loose arrangements in ivory and blush with greenery and succulents, but were contained in concrete pedestal vases and bud vases. Heavy wood candlesticks with ivory pillar candles tied the look together. The very long, wood Descanso head table was unique to all the other tables and featured a long green garland with blush and white floral.

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The cake by Ruze Cake House was minimalistic and beautiful with white textured buttercream frosting and succulent accents. It sat atop a tall wood Descanso table draped in Cappuccino Venice Lace.

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To end the spectacular night, guests headed back to the cookout area where The DJ Firm kicked up the party with the latest and greatest hits! Guests also posed for photos in The Hip Booth, enjoyed scrumptious desserts by Ruze Cake House, and devoured late night pizza from Tonto Verde Clubhouse. Between the gorgeous weather and scenery, a bride and groom with a contagious love, and our amazing team of wedding professionals, this Rio Verde Ranch wedding was absolutely picture perfect, and we’re so happy that we could be a part of it!

 

Wedding Professionals:

Venue: Rio Verde Ranch

Photographer: Rachel Solomon Photography

Florist: Lux Florist

Catering: M Catering & Tonto Verde Clubhouse

Rentals: Cre8ive Event Rentals

Linen: La Tavola

Dessert: Ruze Cake House

Stationery: Vee Creative

Calligraphy: Freed Hands

Music: Hardwire Production, The DJ Firm, Arizona Folk Ensemble

Photo Booth: The Hip Booth

Transportation: Copper Star Transportation

Hair & Makeup: Glam Lounge

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