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Outstanding Occasions Wedding Weekend | Outstanding Weddings

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Our team at Outstanding Occasions can’t wait to be busy with not one, but two amazing weddings this Memorial Day Weekend! First tying the knot, we have Jackie and Brandon! Their beautiful outdoor ceremony and reception at El Chorro will take place on Saturday evening. Annie Randall Photography will be there to capture all of the night’s intimate moments, and The Wildflower AZ will adorn the Herb Garden and Classroom with gorgeous florals. We can’t wait to see the night unfold! We are so lucky to be working with an awesome team of vendors, including Keo Entertainment and Sift Bakehouse.

On Sunday, we have the pleasure of planning and executing Maria and Matt’s wedding. Colorful hues of magenta, lilac, coral and yellow florals will fill the Casa Paloma Lawn at El Chorro. This wedding will be so lovely, and the perfect way to head into summer! We are so excited to watch this sweet couple tie the knot alongside our great vendors, Event Rents, Rendezbooth, Rachael Koscica Photography, Lux Florist, La Tavola, Paper Joy, Sweetwater Strings and The JJ’s Band to name a few! Be sure to keep up with all the behind-the-scenes footage on our Instagram stories @outstandingoccasions!

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Glamorous White Montelucia Wedding | Outstanding Weddings

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One of our favorite things to do is to reminisce on our beautiful weddings. We couldn’t help but smile when we came across Sally and Dave’s breathtaking Montelucia nuptials. There were so many special things about this magical day. Neutral tones of beige and blush were brought to life with insanely unique bouquets for the bride and her bridesmaids, created by Kate Ryan Design. Simple, yet beautiful stationery perfectly captured their elegant theme by pairing tones of ivory, rich green with festive silver and gold.

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After the intimate ceremony at Brophy Chapel concluded, guests made their way to a lavish cocktail hour located on the Valencia Lawn at Omni Resort & Spa at Montelucia. Guests mingled, drank speciality cocktails and indulged in appetizers, surrounded by the lawn adorned with silver votives and high top tables, draped with beautiful white La Tavola linen. Soothing live music and stunning views of Camelback Mountain and rows of palm trees definitely added that special Arizona feel to the evening. When it struck time to head inside for the reception, guests found their names on a sophisticated and simple escort card display.

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Sally and Dave’s family and friends were awed as they entered the Valencia Ballroom, which was tastefully designed with white draping, a plethora of ornate shiny silver candle holders, abundant palm leaves and overflowing orchids. This chic reception was absolutely gorgeous, to say the least! Gold lacquer charger plates by Cre8ive Event Rentals perfectly coordinated with the white and gold dining chairs. The head table, laid with white La Tavola linen, was set in front of an elaborate white pipe and drape backdrop, making the vibrant green palm leaves pop against the tablecloth. As the night went on, guests danced to awesome tunes by the Lucky Devils, and indulged in a delicious five tier Paula Jacqueline wedding cake, embellished with luxurious gold foil and orchids! We could not have had a better night celebrating these two, and we could not have done it without the helping hands of our fantastic wedding professionals.

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Wedding Professionals: Ceremony Venue: Brophy Chapel Cocktail Hour + Reception Venue: Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia Photography: Elyse Hall Photography Florist: Kate Ryan Design Cinematography: Something New Media Band: Lucky Devils Linen: La Tavola Fine Linen Rentals: Cre8ive Event Rentals Cake: Paula Jacqueline Cakes and Pastries 

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Do’s and Don’ts of Wedding Menswear | Outstanding Advice

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Attention men! It may come as a surprise that what you and your groomsmen wear on your big day is as equally as important. There are several things that play into the overall theme and general aesthetic of the day. If fashion isn’t your forte, you’re in luck! Our team at Outstanding Occasions put together a few do’s and don’ts of wedding menswear. Keep reading to avoid some major wardrobe malfunctions!

Don’t wear a belt with your formal suit. Wearing a belt makes your look appear heavy and awkward. Resort to a chic pair of suspenders if you wanted to elevate your look and add in something unique. 

Do wear a complementary tie. This is important because it adds to the overall aesthetic of the day. Make sure to pick a tie that coordinates with the color scheme of the day. Have your groomsmen wear matching ties in order to create a uniformed and polished look. Try to avoid gaudy, patterned or bold colored ties that could potentially take away from your sleek look. 

Don’t wear short socks. When you sit down or cross your legs, you definitely don’t want exposed skin to show, so make sure you wear a pair of calf length socks, preferably ones that match the color of your suit. If you want to add something a little fun, opt for a patterned sock or a bright color! Matching socks also serve as a thoughtful gift for your groomsmen. 

Do have your suit tailored. Even if it’s the most expensive suit on the market, it will look and feel terrible if it doesn’t fit just right in all the proper places. Make sure you put in the necessary time and effort needed to meet with a tailor in order to make certain that your suit fits right. Keep in mind that the jacket sleeve hem should fall at your wrist, exposing 1/4-1/2 of your shirt sleeve. Also make sure that the collar lays flat, without any bulging or buckling, and finally– be comfortable in your pants when you sit, stand, walk and dance! 

Don’t over-accessorize. Add in a classy pair of cufflinks or a tie clip in order to elevate your look to the next level, but certainly don’t over do it. Limit yourself on the accessories because you don’t want to come across as too flashy. A beautiful watch and a simple boutonnière is honestly all you really need! 

Hopefully these helpful hints will guide you in your wedding wardrobe! Beyond everything, it’s your big day, so don’t be scared to add in your own personal flare to reflect your personality!

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Two Outstanding Occasions Weddings Featured| Fantastic Features

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Our team at Outstanding Occasions could not have been more thrilled than to see not one, but two of our beautiful weddings featured on 100 Layer Cake and Wedding Chicks! Kristen and Nick’s fun and bright desert El Chorro wedding was featured on 100 Layer Cake. We were so thankful we got to be a part of this cheerful and unique celebration! Head on over to the full feature here to scroll through some more of these gorgeous details!

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We were also beyond thrilled to see Christal and Ryan’s gorgeous wedding featured on Wedding Chicks. This elegant and traditional wedding perfectly captured Arizona’s beauty in an outdoor ceremony at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. We loved every second of planning Christal and Ryan’s big day! To check out more of the pretty details, click here!

 

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Outstanding Occasions Wedding Weekend | Outstanding Weddings

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So happy to be kicking off the month of May with a fabulous wedding weekend! On Saturday, the Outstanding Occasions team will be taking over El Chorro‘s beautiful Casa Paloma Lawn for both the ceremony and reception. We can’t wait for all of the romantic details that will make Paige and Sam’s special day absolutely unique and perfect; like dancing under the stars in a cocktail-casual reception with amazing lounge vignettes and a one-of-a-kind Southern-inspired menu with cool signage. We are so excited to work with an incredible team of wedding professionals including Vienna Glenn Photography, Carly G. Media, Prim Unique Rentals, La Tavola Fine Linen, MT Sounds, Local Donut and Freed Hands. Stay tuned on our Instagram story @outstandingoccasions for all of the behind the scenes sneak peaks!

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