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Our Very Own Wedding Pinfluencer, Rachel Troyan

by Heather at Outstanding Occasions on

You love Pinterest, right? Well, we are excited to share that our very own Senior Lead Wedding Planner, Rachel, was chosen along with fifty some other wedding experts by Pinterest as a Wedding Pinfluencer.

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Rachel is honored to be among other fabulous wedding bloggers such as Lauren of Every Last Detail, Ami Price of Elizabeth Anne Designs, Summer Ball of Grey Likes Weddings, and Ami Squires of Wedding Chicks, to name a few.

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So if you haven’t yet, go and follow Rachel over on Pinterest today!

You can also follow the rest of the Outstanding Occasions team: Heather Crabtree, Jennifer Thinnes and Danielle Goettl.

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Wedding Day Apps | Outstanding Advice

by Danielle at Outstanding Occasions on

Here at Outstanding Occasions, we are a little tech-nerdy especially when it comes to wedding day apps. We are always trying to find the newest and best wedding day apps to use on social media, from new photo editors to a useful seating chart planner. We thought it was time to share some of our favorites with couples to make to planning process just a little easier and a lot more fun!

1. Postable:

Postable is brilliant, just brilliant! One of the most tedious tasks is collecting addresses for Save the Dates and Invitations. With this app you are able to add all your guests email addresses to an online address book and it sends them mail requesting them to fill out a very simple form. Collect all the addresses needed and housing them in one easy place without tons of phone calls to family members and friends requesting their address for your big day.

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2. Appy Couple:

There are lots of logistics that are important for not only the couple but also for your guests. You are able to create an app that has accommodations, travel information, directions, maps, locations and times but the best part is that guests are able to share images of the big day that you can download later!

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3. Top Table Planner:

Many couples dread seating charts, but Top Table Planner makes the process a little more fun and a lot less stressful than swapping people around on a large whiteboard. You are able to import your guest list from word or excel, easily drag your guest from table to table, highlight their names with meal choices, numbering or naming each table and even design the layout of the room! As planners we think this app is amazing.

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4. WedPics:

WedPics is offered on both Android and Apple products. Creating this app gives guests a place to upload any photo or viedo to a prvate wedding album that you have created. They are real time images which guest are able to comment or “Like” and after the big day you can download any videos or images.

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5. Tripit:

With all the wedding planning you don’t want to forget about the honeymoon! This user friendly app keeps all of your travel information in one nice accessible place so that after the big day you can truly just sit back and relax.

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Ever couple should enjoy the wedding planning process and these wedding day apps are here to make it easier. Happy planning!

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Fresh Flower Table Runners | What We Are Loving For Weddings Right Now

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From towering flower walls to romantic floral arches, couples are finding new and unexpected ways to use flowers throughout their wedding ceremony and reception. One of our favorite ways to make a statement with these colorful blooms is fresh flower table runners. These table runners, filled with fresh blooms and greenery, are a total upgrade from classic centerpieces. Plus, the accent piece will completely transform your reception space. Here are three of our favorite runner ideas to add that extra flair to your wedding:

1. Cascading Blooms: Fluffy hydrangeas and perfect peonies make a major statement, especially when combined with other colorful blooms such as poppies or garden roses. Here, greenery and fresh flowers complete the romantic, cascading display.

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Photo Credit: KT MerryAshley Tingley Photography, and Milou + Olin Photography

2. Greenery Creations: For the couple who wants a more understated take on the trend, consider an entirely green creation by incorporating olive branches, ferns, and ivy for a super-lush look. You can also mix multiple types of greenery like ferns, ivy, or succulents for a monochromatic showstopper.

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Photo Credit: Apryl Ann PhotographyIn Love In Italy Photography, and Bryce Covey

3. Coupled with Candlelight: The contrast between greenery with blooms and soft candlelight creates an ethereal and romantic atmosphere. Think of adding a variety of pillar candles and votives as the perfect finishing touch to create a gorgeous glow down the center of your table.

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Photo Credit: Tracey Buyce PhotographyErin Hearts Court, and Angela Anderson Photography

If you’ve already settled on your centerpieces and love the look of these runners, you’re in luck. They’re perfect for decorating an escort card display, sweetheart table, or dessert buffet. You can even dress up your engagement party, bridal shower, or rehearsal dinner with one of these picture-perfect floral runners.

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Grooms Attire Details | Grooms Room

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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

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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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