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The Perfect Pair of Bridal Shoes: Wedding Fashion

by Samantha at Outstanding Occasions on

A bride must have the perfect pair of bridal shoes for her wedding day. This moment is one of the most important events in a woman’s life, so adding some sparkle and color can transform a bride from gorgeous to amazing. Bridal shoes have to fit well, so don’t study just the looks when you are in the search of the best pair. Make sure you will feel good and you will have no restraints while you walk or dance. A perfect match means comfort and style. Don’t forget that you will have to do a lot of photographs in addition to walking gracefully down the aisle. Here are five of our favorites to get your heart fluttering and your feet stepping in the right direction:

1. Kate Spade Charm Slingback Pumps: Add a little sparkle to the big day with these stunning pumps. This glittery goodness comes in six fabulous colors and is sure to add some magic to your unforgettable day.

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2. Badgley Mischka Randall Heels: This pair is definitely made for the blushing bride. These have such a lovely mix of elegance and flirtatious fun. We are just so smitten with how perfectly pretty these pink heels are.

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3. Sergio Rossi Mermaid Sandals: These heels left us speechless. We love that they are glamour and beauty redefined. They pass the bling test for sure and take the cake in gorgeous glitz.

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4. Valentino Rock Stud Pumps: These are to-die-for! We think these pumps are definitely worth the investment and have the ability to accessorize outfits well after the wedding day. Stunning!

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5. Elopement Pump by BHLDN: Once you step into these vintage-style pumps, you will be ready to elope. We love the pop of color and think it’s a fantastic way to incorporate your something blue. Definitely sweet and swoon-worthy!

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Any of these choices will absolutely give any bride happy feet!

Photo Credit: Jodi MillerKristyn HoganCharlotte Jenks LewisLovers Lane Photography, and Lindsay Hite + Laura-Chase McGehee for Readyluck

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An Outstanding Occasions Double Header Wedding Weekend | Outstanding Weddings

by Rachel at Outstanding Occasions on

This Saturday is a double header Outstanding Occasions wedding weekend for our team, which means we have not one but TWO outstanding couples saying “I Do”.

First, we have the incredibly sweet Andrea and Jacob who are getting married at the Moroccan-inspired Omni Scottsdale Resort at Montelucia, with their ceremony taking place on the beautiful Valencia Lawn and their reception in Valencia Ballroom. We’re excited to be working with Melissa Jill Photography, Serendipity CinematographyPetal PusherMT Sounds, Cre8ive Event Rentals, La Tavola Linen, The Self Portrait Station, idieh design, Let Them Eat Cakeand so many more! Heather has loved designing and planning Andrea and Jacob’s enchanted wedding down to every last detail. We can’t wait to share all that’s in store for their big day, but for now, check out their sweet engagement photos by Melissa Jill Photography.

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Our second couple is the the laid back and fun Tina and Ryan who are getting married at the ultra swanky Sanctuary Resort & Spa on Camelback Mountain, with their ceremony taking place on the picturesque Paradise Views and their reception in The Views Ballroom. We’re excited to be working with Nicolle M. with Jennifer Bowen Photography, Table Tops, Etc., Desert House Productions, Glam Lounge, Cre8ive Event Rentals, Classic Cakes & Confections, and many more! It has been so much fun planning Tina & Ryan’s vintage romantic wedding. We can’t wait to share more, but for now check out their fun engagement photos below.

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Be sure to check out our Facebook page or #outstandingoccasions on Instagram for sneak peeks from each of these weddings.

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Jenna and Shea’s Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at Sanctuary on Camelback | Outstanding Wedding

by Danielle at Outstanding Occasions on

Upon first meeting, Jenna shared with me her vision for her and Shea’s wedding. They wanted to marry at a secluded place that would feel special to both them and their guests. As their guests and them would be all be coming from Canada they found the perfect intimate wedding venue at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa. The soft blush color palette and pops of desert foliage was the perfect way to show off the beautiful Arizona desert. All the gorgeous images were shot by Erica Valasco Photographers.

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Venue: Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa

Color Palette: Blush, Ivory and Gold

Inspiration: Southwest Simplicity

The ceremony took place on Paradise Views which overlooks the picturesque mountains in Scottsdale. Jenna and Shea had a lovely personal ceremony which included touching readings from both of their sisters and signing the marriage licence in front of all of their guests. Then the amazing Simply Three played “Here comes the Sun” by the Beatles to announce the new Mr. & Mrs.!  Jenna made sure her Canadian guests didn’t get too hot by providing them with pink parasol’s and floral print fans that complimented soft flower arrangements in mason jars which lined the aisle.

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Guests were welcomed to Views Terrace for cocktail hour where Simply Three showed off their knack for playing today’s hits. The tables were dressed in blush linens from La Tavola and beautiful portofino lighting was looped across the existing awning. Jenna’s grandma made the most adorable quilted cactus that was incorporated into their escort card display.

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As guests entered into Paradise Views they were welcomed by blush accent lighting and beautiful panoramic mountain views. The head table was covered in La Tavola’s beautiful New York Nude sequin linens. While the guests tables were draped in champagne linens and accented with blush napkins, gold chargers and soft southwestern centerpieces designed by Petal Pusher. Each guest then received a unique cactus cookie favor made by the always delicious The Baked Equation. The dance floor was packed thanks to Dave from MT Sounds playing great music that everyone enjoyed.

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Thank you so much to Erica for all the beautiful images! If you want to see more photos from Jenna and Shea’s wedding, head over to Erica Valasco Photographers blog.

Jenna and Shea’s Wedding video shot by Simply Cinema.

Amazing job by all the vendors to make Jenna and Shea’s wedding day perfect!

Cinematographer: Simply Cinema
DJ: Dave with MT Sounds
Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Musicians: Simply Three
Florist: Petal Pusher
Officiant: Pastor Jon Bjorgard
Make-Up: BK Artistry
Linens: La Tavola
Chiavari Chairs: Us to U Rentals
Cake: Classic Cakes and Confections
Cookie Favor: The Baked Equation
Bride Dress: Jenny Yoo
Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale from Frocks Modern Bridesmaids
Stationery: Hello! Lucky
Save the Dates: Wedding Paper Divas
Cake Topper: Enamor Weddings

 

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Creative Wedding Ceremony Rituals | Inspirational Wedding Ideas

by Samantha at Outstanding Occasions on

Looking for new and creative wedding ceremony rituals? We know the unity candle ceremony is always the popular go-to for most blending rituals. However, there are a number of unique ideas that we have seen trending at real weddings over the last few years. We are rounding up five of our favorites to get you thinking outside the box.

1. Painting

A really cool idea is for the artistic couple is painting. This ritual involves a canvas at the altar that the bride and groom pour or brush paint onto. Couples can have their monogram, wedding date, or a thoughtful phrase in tape on the canvas. After the paint dries, they can pull off the tape and the writing will be there. Instant art for years to come!

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2. Knot Tying

For the knot ceremony, the bride and groom are presented with a thick piece of colored ribbon, rope, or string from each of their parents. The couple ties the strands together to symbolize their unity. Couples can keep their ribbon, rope, or string and each year for their anniversary they can tie a new knot!

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3. Time Capsules

The time capsule ritual is personal to each couple. The bride and groom write each other a love note and seal it away in a time capsule to open on their first wedding anniversary. They can include other items in the time capsule such as champagne, their favorite wine, or a nice liquor they love. They’ll open the box on their anniversary, read the notes, and share a special toast together!

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4. Planting a Tree

Another interesting idea is when the bride and groom plant a small tree of their choice to represent their unity and coming together. They can even use soil from their childhood homes to make the ceremony more meaningful. The couple can watch the tree grow throughout the years of their marriage, just as their love grows day by day!

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5. Sand

During the sand ceremony, each person takes turns pouring their colored sand into a bigger glass vase. To make this ritual more exciting, couples can use containers such as shadow boxes, hourglasses, or even seashells. The couple can display their vase filled with sand in their home to showcase their devotion to one another!

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We hope these fun ideas get your creative juices flowing. You can use one of our favorites or create a new tradition of your own!

Photo Credit: Amy and Jordan Photography, After Yes Weddings, Bob Care Photography, Luminaire Foto, PS Photography, Erika Delgado, Set Free Photography, Reign 7 Photography, and Various Pinterest Photographs

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Caitlin & Nic’s Sanctuary on Camelback Wedding Featured on Ruffled Blog | Fantastic Features

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Despite the rain, Caitlin and Nic’s wedding was a modern, romantic affair full of love, fun and LOTS of dancing that took place at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain. Their day was full of soft monochromatic colors and clean lines and details. We are thrilled to share that this beautiful day was featured on Ruffled Blog with gorgeous images by Jason & Anna Ball of Jason & Anna Photography. Click here to see all of the details, and check back soon to see a full recap of this wedding!

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