There’s just something about a winter wedding that makes your heart flutter, and Mallory and Jackson’s wedding at Royal Palms Resort & Spa was no exception. The ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception were all intimate, elegant affairs with touches of holiday spirit and glamour. We were thrilled when we saw this adorable couple and their beautiful wedding featured on Paradise Valley Lifestyle! Be sure to click here to view the full feature!
Royal Palms was the perfect venue for Mallory and Jackson’s wedding, as it holds a special place in their hearts. Their first date took place at T. Cook’s, the gourmet restaurant at Royal Palms. They also spent their first anniversary at Royal Palms, and got engaged there exactly one year before their wedding!
The ceremony, which took place at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, couldn’t have been more perfect. Beautifully embroidered handkerchiefs were displayed in a basket upon entering the church, and guests were encouraged to take one to wipe away their tears during the ceremony. Little was needed to enhance the beauty of the church, especially since it was decorated for the holidays. Christmas trees with gold ornaments adorned the intricate altar, fitting perfectly into the wedding color palette. The aisle was lined with white Petal Pusher floral arrangements, bringing a touch of softness to the beautiful woodwork in the church.
The decor for cocktail hour at the Royal Palms was sophisticated, but inviting. The all-white lounge area was not only picture perfect, but comfortable too! Inspired Environments did an amazing job creating the space by adding tufted couches, mismatched pillows, fluffy blankets, mirrored tables, and an abundance of floral arrangements by Petal Pusher. Tables provided by Royal Palms were draped with a mixture of ruffled and solid linens from La Tavola. Vases filled with white ranunculus and succulents topped each of the tables. Us to U rentals provided ghost chairs for the patio, the perfect modern addition to the all-white, sophisticated cocktail hour. As guests mingled while enjoying their drinks and hors d’oeuvres, they were entertained with instrumental music by Sweetwater Strings. The cocktail hour truly embodied a winter white wonderland!
As guests entered the Palmera Salon at Royal Palms, all their senses were delighted. Live jazz music by Carte Blanche flooded the ballroom, creating an intimate, speak-easy feel to the space. Shimmering champagne colored tablecloths from La Tavola adorned the guest tables, while the head table stood out with delicately sequinned gold-patterned La Tavola linens. The centerpieces by Petal Pusher added to the aura of elegance. Tall crystal stands displayed an assortment of white hydrangeas, cream and white roses, and touches of mistletoe. In addition to the breathtaking floral arrangements, an abundance of glass and rose gold votives were added to each table. The silver beaded chargers provided by Pro Em provided the perfect addition of texture and dimension to each place setting. Each place setting included a personalized dinner menu from RSVP Stationers and a silver Christmas ornament for each guest to take home. After dinner, guests danced the night away to music provided by Elan Artists. The Christmas patio was also in full swing, with a cozy fire, soft pashminas to cuddle-up in, streaming Christmas music, and a Christmas-inspired photo booth with hanging mistletoe by Hip Booth. Incorporating their love of Star Wars into the night, Mallory and Jackson’s cake was Star Wars-themed, and was definitely one of the most unique cakes that we’ve ever seen! And to top it off, their exit at the end of the night included light sabers and the Star Wars theme song!
Mallory and Jackson’s special day was elegant and sophisticated, yet completely personal to them. From the glittering linens, to the Christmas ornaments placed at each guest’s place setting, to the Star Wars wedding cake, Mallory and Jackson’s personalities were incorporated into every detail to make the evening truly special for the two of them. We will definitely be dreaming about this winter wedding all season! We couldn’t have made this wedding possible without the help of all of our amazing wedding professionals. A huge thank you goes out to Amy & Jordan Photography for capturing all of the special moments from the day! The venues wouldn’t have looked as beautiful as they did if it weren’t for Petal Pusher, Us to U Rentals, Pro Em, RSVP Stationers, and La Tavola. We’d also like to thank Royal Palms and St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church for being the perfect venues for Mallory and Jackson’s special day!
Wedding Professionals: Ceremony Venue: St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church Reception Venue: Royal Palms Officiant: St. Joan of Arc Florist: Petal Pusher Linens: La Tavola Rentals: Us To U Rentals & Pro Em Stationery: RSVP Stationers Photographer: Amy & Jordan Photography Videographer: Tanner Dunn Photo Booth: Hip Booth Ceremony Music: St. Joan of Arc Cocktail Hour Musician: Sweetwater Strings Reception Musicians: Elan Artists & Carte Blanche Transportation: Transtyle Hair and Makeup: Top Knot Beauty