19
May
Real Tucson Wedding: Laura and Art’s Chic Desert Wedding
categories: Cakes and Sweets, Destination Weddings and Honeymoons, fabulous reception sites, Floral Inspiration, For Your Ceremony, Real Weddings, Reception ideas, Wedding Inspiration

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Photography: Amanda Rockafellow Photography
Location, Cake: Loews Ventana Canyon
Floral: Elaine Taylor Fine Flowers
Invitations: A Fine Line Stationery & Gift Boutique
Makeup and Hair Stylist: Margarita GoDiva and I Do Hair & Makeup Artistry
Rentals: Tucson Party Rentals, Frostings Event and Design Rentals
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There’s so much to love about Laura and Art’s wedding day- the couple’s smiles are so genuine and warm, there are some cutie pie kids to be adored, the elegant decor was desert wedding perfection, and the cake…oh, you’ll love the cake!

The soft color palette of blush, ivory and champagne is gorgeously set against the green surroundings of Loews Ventana Canyon which boasts Tucson’s only natural waterfall, lush gardens, breathtaking desert and mountain views, sparkling night skies and refreshing mountain air.

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The bridesmaids gowns have just the right amount of sparkle- love them, right?

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Cutie pies!

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The floral creations designed by Elaine Taylor Fine Flowers were a perfect fit for the outdoor reception; Laura describes the decor: [the tables had} garland with seeded eucalyptus, olive foliage, willow eucalyptus and coordinating flowers tucked in; one of our favorite elements was the picture table which included photos of the bride and groom, family photos, photos of the bride and groom’s parents and grandparents on their wedding day, and memorial photos honoring grandparents who are no longer with us. 

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Here’s that cake we were telling you about! It’s a “naked” cake- the latest style in wedding cakes- with 5 tiers of white cake goodness. Fillings include chocolate mousse, vanilla bean pastry cream and lemon curd; a butter cream border around each layer, mixed berries and a powdered sugar dusting make it so irresistible.

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The couple’s favorite moment: …being announced as Mr. and Mrs. Serrano in front of all of our family and friends during our grand entrance into the reception.

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The party continued at Canyon Cafe which was decorated with white and champagne drapery, uplighting, champagne dazzle linens, gold chiavari chairs and candles which transformed the space for dancing, cake cutting and a photobooth.

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Congratulations Laura and Art and THANK YOU for sharing your wedding day with us!

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12
May
Great Find: Cobbler’s Couture® from Solemates
categories: Bridal Fashions, Health and Beauty, Stuff We Love!

One of our favorite Great Find partners, Solemates, just launched Cobbler’s Couture®, a line of 4 highly specialized shoe-care products and we know brides will appreciate each product for the wedding day comfort they offer . The collection includes: Blister Blocker (an anti-friction balm to prevent blisters),  Freshen (a shoe deodorizer), Buff (a shoe buffer), and Protect (an all weather shoe protector)

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We tried all the products and while we think each one is pretty awesome, we especially love “Freshen”- you just spray it in your shoes, let it dry, and voila! No smelly shoes ever again!

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You already love Solemates for their flagship product-  the Solemates High Heeler®- which prevents heels from sinking into the grass or getting damaged on outdoor surfaces such as bricks, wooden decks, or cobblestones so naturally, your feet and shoes will adore the Cobbler’s Couture® line just as much!

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Shop Solemates here

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5
May
Real Tucson Wedding: A Mexican Inspired Event
categories: Cakes and Sweets, Floral Inspiration, Real Weddings, Wedding Inspiration

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Photography: Chris Richards Photography
Floral: Posh Petals
Cake: Village Bakehouse
DJ: Satyr Entertainment

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We spotted Vic and Raul’s wedding on Elite Circle photographer Chris Richards’ blog and just had to share a few highlights from the Mexican inspired wedding day- there are some really fun details and the couple was completely comfortable the whole day. Chris Richards tells us about the couple and their vision for their wedding:

Vic and Raul’s fondness for authentic Tucson “flavor” is infectious. They’re relatively recent arrivals to the Old Pueblo, but have embraced this town wholeheartedly, and seem like a natural fit. They’re fun, unique and perfect for each other, and together they planned an intimate, quintessentially Old Pueblo-style wedding that was great fun and gorgeous too!

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Even the food was bright and colorful. Fun fact: the couple’s one request to their caterer? “No Chicken!”

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The cake made by Village Bakehouse continued the Mexican decor theme; the cake toppers were two little mischievous figurines

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Read Chris Richard’s blog about this fun wedding and see more photos here.  Want even more? The bride blogged about her wedding- read here!

Congratulations Vic and Raul!

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28
Apr
Great Find: Colin Cowie Wedding Collection from Blue Nile
categories: Bridal Fashions, Stuff We Love!, Wedding Inspiration

Great partnerships lead to great things and in the case of the partnership with international event planner Colin Cowie and online jewelry retailer Blue Nile, those things are sparkly and swoon-worthy!

Available in early May at www.bluenile.com, the jewelry characterizes Colin’s experiential approach to design – being inspired by everything around him – which results in signature touches, brilliant color, and the finest craftsmanship. Each piece is a reflection of Colin’s wedding creations and is intricately designed to ensure it is as meaningful as the occasion it represents.

Colin Cowie’s assortment includes a bridal line of solitaire, halo, and three-stone style engagement rings with matching bands, as well as a fine jewelry line of stud and drop earrings, pendants, necklaces, and bracelets. The collection uses enduring platinum, 18k yellow gold, and 14k white gold, as well as Blue Nile diamonds and gemstones which are among the finest in the world. The jewelry will be available in three unique women’s collections: Eternal, Promise, and Romance, as well as a men’s collection.

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What drew us to the collection were the men’s wedding bands- they feature a unique design while maintaining their masculinity

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The sparkle of diamonds gets us every time!

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The collection reflects what we’re seeing in weddings- silver (platinum or white gold in this case) and pink or blue

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Explore the new Colin Cowie collection on BlueNile.com

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