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Outstanding Occasions Awarded Best Of Weddings 2018 | Outstanding Occasions

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As Thanksgiving approaches, we are humbled and excited to have won The Best Of Weddings Winner 2018 awarded by The Knot! With warm love and holiday spirit in the air, we are ecstatic to have this amazing 2018 acknowledgment.  Our Outstanding Occasions team is incredibly thankful for the opportunities that this past year has given us, full of magical weddings nights and the chance to turn couples ideas into their dream day. We are so blessed to have had the chance to work with the amazing bride and grooms throughout this year and more to come as we continue into the end of 2017!

Be sure to follow along with our Instagram @outstandingoccasions to watch our stunning nuptials come to life, and some special sneak-peeks!


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Outstanding Occasions Wedding Weekend | Outstanding Occasions

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Celebrating another chic wedding this weekend, we have the pleasure of attending and executing Ally and David’s special night! The exchanging of vows and seal of a kiss will be taking place at the gorgeous Brophy Chapel. From there, guests will head over to El Chorro for a rustic and vibrant outdoor cocktail hour and reception. The outdoor reception on Casa Paloma Lawn will be adorned with bright coral, deep pinks, burgundy, and green florals designed by Camelback Flowershop, which will sparkle against the rustic and gold autumn accents. Live music from Bounce Band will play as family and friends dance the evening away inside Casa Paloma, cherishing the special night for Ally and David! The intimate moments of Saturday evening will be captured by Andrew & Jade Photography and ZoMei Video Productions.

Our amazing wedding professionals will be in attendance to help bring this outstanding night to life: El Chorro, Brophy Chapel, Camelback Flowershop, La Tavola Linens, Paper Joy, Bounce Band, The Foto Booth Bus, Glamour & Woods, Ruze Cake House, Andrew & Jade Photography, and ZoMei Video Productions.

Follow our @outstandingoccasions Instagram from special sneak peaks for this Saturdays beautiful nuptials!

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10 Best Groomsmen Gifts | Outstanding Advice

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Hello Grooms! Although sipping champagne and getting your hair done is fun pampering for us ladies, your groomsmen would likely prefer something more “manly”. These men have had your back forever, now it time to let them know how much you appreciate them. We have selected The 10 Best Groomsmen Gifts that are simply unbeatable. Groomsmen out there, you are welcome!

1. Practical yet affordable, this gift is made to impress. Let’s be honest, donning formal attire is just part of life once you get to a certain age. This gift is personal, stylish, and will stand the test of time. This wooden box includes customized cufflinks, tie bar, and money clip. These stainless steel (very manly) additions will add some class to any suit.

To The 9′s Tri Pack, $39.99.

2. Talk about sunny skies and outdoor bbq’s, this is the perfect summer day tool. Call your family and friends and let your groomsmen show off their customized bamboo grilling set encasing: spatula, fork and tongs!

Bamboo BBQ Set, $49.95

3. Simple yet realistic, give your groomsmen their new favorite Hydro Flask Tumbler. Perfect for the morning after the wedding much-needed cup of coffee, or an afternoon ice tea, this cup will keep the temperatures just right! This is a gift that your groomsmen can use on a daily basis.

Hydro Flask 22 oz Tumbler, $29.95

4. Not into physical gifts? Try an experience or good old boys night out! Look on sites like Groupon, Top Golf, iFLY, Octane Raceway. Try to find experiences near your wedding and take a night to have some old school fun. This kind of gift will definitely be a memory to last! Plus, who doesn’t like a little competition here and there.

5. Travel toiletry bag, done and done! There is nothing better than receiving a travel item that will be your go-to for every weekend getaway or long distance vacation. Better yet, this case is leather and comes with the option of a personalized initial. No one will be mistaking this customized gem as their own.

Ace of Case travel bag, $69.99

6. Want the classic groomsmen gift? We suggest you go for the sleek stainless steel flask that every groomsmen is bound to want on a wedding day. Spice it up with a monogrammed initial on the front for that extra thank you touch! (Hand out day of wedding at your own risk!)

Shiny Monogrammed Hip Flask Gift for Groomsmen, $17.98

7. Want your groomsmen to look extra sharp on your big day? Gift them with a customized shaving set! You can find all types of shaving kits such as monthly kits, one time, or heavy duty. We suggest a customized Heavenly Shave Set. Gift your friends with a sleek razor, personalized box and boar hair shave brush. Your soon-to-be wife will thank you that the boys look sharp on the wedding day!

Heavenly Shave Set, $54.99

8. You know your groomsmen are looking to have a good time at that open bar, why not prepare them with a simple survival kit for the next day. This kit includes night-of and morning-after supplies such as: DrinkWel, Izola Flask, E-boost, Scope (mouthwash), Bloody Mary Mix. Help your groomsmen survive the morning after!

The Best Man Groomsman Essentials Kit, $38.00

9. Micro-brewing beer kit, yes please! Condoning another night of drinking by possibility turning it into a hobby, this is your perfect groomsmen gift. Try having a brew-off at your next game night.

Mr. Beer American Lager Craft Beer Making Kit, $39.99

10. Last but not least, a versatile cooler! Whether your groomsmen are heading off to a day of fishing, camping, the beach, or a tailgate, a cooler is always an essential. This cooler we picked out for you not only fits the perfect lunch and must-haves but it doubles as your personalized seating!

Pop & Stand Vera Cooler, $39.99


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Outstanding Occasions Wedding Weekend | Outstanding Occasions

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Our Outstanding Occasions team cannot wait to celebrate two amazing couples this weekend! The first couple tying the knot, Colleen and Kevin will be exchanging vows at Brophy Chapel in an intimate ceremony surrounded by their loving family and friends. The evening will continue with an elegant reception at Arizona Biltmore  filled with sophisticated white floral arrangements with touches of greenery by Inspired Environments. Rachael Koscica Photography will be there to capture Colleen and Kevin’s intimate moments on their special day!

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Saturday at El Chorro, we have the pleasure of sharing Melissa and Jake’s magical wedding night! With the gorgeous November weather, guests will enjoy a beautiful cocktail hour on Casa Paloma Patio. After the hour concludes, guest will make their way to Casa Paloma to welcome the newlyweds in a reception filled with lavish tones of merlot, blush and cream florals designed by Wendell Florist.  We are so excited to watch Melissa and Jake celebrate their happy day together.  Pinkerton Photography and Something New Media will be there to capture all the big moments!

A special thank you to some of our wedding professionals this weekend: Arizona BiltmoreBrophy ChapelRachael Koscica PhotographyEl ChorroPinkerton PhotographyLa Tavola LinenSomething New MediaWendell Florist

Make sure to keep up with the behind-the-scenes footage on our Instagram story @outstandingoccasions!





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Elegant & Lush Mauve El Chorro Wedding | Outstanding Weddings

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Our Outstanding Occasions team is still is awe of this elegant and lush mauve El Chorro wedding. From the moment we met Carly and Chris, their fun and welcoming presence made us fall in love with this duo. Featuring romantic garden-style floral with soft mauve and amethyst accents, this magical day was instantly brought to life with stunning floral by  The Flower Studio. Carly’s maid-of-honor wore a gorgeous mauve colored floor-length dress and carried a white, amethyst and mauve bouquet.  Our beautiful bride Carly, wore a stunning ivory gown, complimented with an organic-styled pastel bouquet with trailing silk ribbons. Neutral stationery with a hint of the desert setting set the tone for this special day.

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This gorgeous outdoor ceremony on El Chorro’s Casa Paloma Lawn was truly unforgettable, with sophisticated, romantic, yet simple decor. The aisle was blanketed with soft ivory rose petals, and two wooden pedestals adorned with florals of antique green and white hydrangea framed Carly and Chris during their “I Do’s”.  Following the ceremony, guests made their way to an outdoor cocktail hour on Casa Paloma West Patio, embellished with high top tables draped with grey  La Tavola Fine Linen.  Subtle rose gold lanterns, a unique wood and metal bar, and live music created a romantic ambiance on this October evening. Guests found their seating assignments on a simple display of wood boxes filled with lavender and cream colored escort cards.

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As family and friends made their way to dinner under the stars on the Casa Paloma South Patio, they found themselves surrounded by elegant, lush floral arrangements, vintage candles, soft velvet grey La Tavola Fine Linen linens, and a mix of wood cross back and oval back chairs from Glamour and Woods. A rustic wood head table from Glamour and Woods set in front of the fireplace and adored with romantic florals served as the focal point for dinner. Guests were treated to live music by  Sweetwater Strings as they enjoyed a family-style menu amidst the glow of candlelight and overhead bistro lights! As dinner came to an end,  guests were shown to Casa Paloma for a lavish indoor wedding reception.  Instant Classics played as guests danced the night away, lounged on elegant chairs and sofas, and partook in delicious mini pies. main Elegant & Lush Mauve El Chorro Wedding | Outstanding Weddingsplace Elegant & Lush Mauve El Chorro Wedding | Outstanding Weddingsnew new Elegant & Lush Mauve El Chorro Wedding | Outstanding Weddingsbug Elegant & Lush Mauve El Chorro Wedding | Outstanding Weddingspie Elegant & Lush Mauve El Chorro Wedding | Outstanding Weddingsdancin1 Elegant & Lush Mauve El Chorro Wedding | Outstanding Weddings

Our Outstanding Occasions team was so excited to watch Carly and Chris enjoy their special day surrounded by the warmth of their friends and family! The beautiful decor and elegant ideas were truly exemplified on this magical evening. A BIG thank you to Elyse Hall Photography for capturing the day to its fullest!

Wedding Professionals: Venue: El Chorro, Ceremony, Cocktail Hour & Dinner Musicians: Sweetwater Strings, Photographer: Elyse Hall Photography, Florist: The Flower Studio, Band: Instant Classics, Linens: La Tavola Linens, Wood Table, Bar, Lounge Furniture and Dinner Chairs:Glamour & Woods, Chargers: Classic Party Rentals, Beer Burro: Haul N Ass Productions





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