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Wishing You a Happy New Year! | Our Outstanding Team

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Wow! Can you believe we are already closing the books on another year? We feel like it was only yesterday that the Outstanding Occasions team was ringing in 2014, and in just a few hours we’ll be turning our calendars to 2015. It’s amazing how many memories, milestones and changes a year can hold and this year was no different. Among many things, the Outstanding Occasions team was honored to be a part of over 27 weddings and watch so many amazing bride’s and groom’s say “I Do”. It would be almost impossible to recount each laugh, smile and tear the Outstanding Occasions team was a part of, so we thought it would be best to share a small snippet of our year via our Iphone. We can’t thank our fellow wedding professionals, clients and fans enough for your constant support! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your lives, for entrusting us with your special day, and for working along side us through-out the craziness that is wedding season. We are honored to have a small hand in this beautiful wedding world, and can’t wait to see what 2015 holds for us. So without further ado, here is our 2014 at a VERY quick glance! Enjoy and we can’t wait to see you in 2015.

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Cheers! xo.

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Outstanding Occasions Doubleheader Weekend | Outstanding Weddings

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This Saturday marks the first doubleheader wedding weekend this season for the Outstanding Occasions team! Congratulations to both of our wonderful couples saying  ”I Do.” We are so honored and excited to be a part of your special day.

First, we have Danielle heading up to the beautiful Four Seasons Scottsdale Troon North for Diana and Stephen’s intimate wedding inside Talavera. Danielle has been working with this adorable couple for months to make every detail perfect! With this great team of vendors behind her, it is sure to be a stunner! Joining her today will be Sierra Blanco Photography, The Party Crashers, The Flower Studio, Harp by Adrienne, Vee Creative, SN Makeup Artist and Us to U Party Rentals.

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Rachel has LOVED designing and planning with Taylor and Nathan to make their wedding day special!  They will be exchanging vows in the gorgeous Christ the Lord Lutheran Church then heading to Desert Mountain for dinner and dancing. This wedding will be one for the books but Rachel couldn’t have done it without the amazing team of vendors she has behind her! Making this day perfect for Taylor and Nathan will be Jennifer Bowen Photography, Sweetwater Strings, Serendipity Cinematography, Petal Pusher, Desert House Productions, The Soul Rebels, Cre8tive Event Rentals, Us to U Rentals, Wildflower Linens, Dunn Transportation and idieh design!

For sneak peeks of both weddings today head over to our Facebook page and follow our #outstandingoccasions hashtag on Instagram!


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Our Very Own Wedding Pinfluencer, Rachel Troyan

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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.


Follow us on instagram: Rachel Troyan | Danielle Goettl | Heather Crabtree | Jennifer Thinnes

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Wedding Day Apps | Outstanding Advice

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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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