20
Feb
Wedding Trend | Lavender Wedding Ideas
categories: Bridal Fashions, Cakes and Sweets, fabulous reception sites, Floral Inspiration, For Your Ceremony, Photography, Real Weddings, Reception ideas, Trends, Wedding Inspiration

Lavender is one of those colors that comes and goes from wedding decor- sometimes it’s all you see and sometimes it lets brighter purple take the spotlight (because you know, purple is ALWAYS a popular wedding color no matter what the trends are!) and this year we are seeing this delicate shade of purple being incorporated in the loveliest ways. From wedding stationery to flowers to cakes, our lavender wedding ideas will get you ready to add this pretty hue into your color palette!

Lavender Wedding Ideas: Introduce your color palette when you send your wedding invitation! Your stationer can help you create a stationery suite that reflects your personal style.

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(Stationer: Brie Dumais Designs)

Lavender Wedding Ideas: Your bridal party will look perfect in lavender; bridesmaid dresses in lavender are perfect for spring and summer weddings!

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(Dress: Maya Palace)

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(Location: The Lodge at Ventana Canyon Golf & Racquet Club, Photography: Amanda Rockafellow Photography, Cinematography: Black Sheep Filmworks, Bride and Bridesmaid Floral: Villa Feliz Flowers, Hair and Makeup: Margarita GoDiva’s I Do Hair & Makeup Artistry)

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(Dress: Alfred Angelo)

Lavender Wedding Ideas: Of course lavender flowers are super pretty! You can have your florist expertly design your bouquet, ceremony decor and reception floral using all lavender blooms or many shades of purple.

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(Location: Skyline Country Club, Photographer: Amanda Rockafellow Photography, Florist: Posh Petals, Event Coordinator: Rackel Gehlsen Weddings & Events)

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(Photographer: Steven Palm Photography, Florist: Savon Flowers)

Lavender Wedding Ideas: Wedding cakes are the ultimate way to play with your color palette- we adore cakes with color!

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(Cake: Village Bakehouse)

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(Cake: Ambrosia Cakes)

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(Cake: Ambrosia Cakes)

As you can see, lavender isn’t shying away from the wedding spotlight any time soon! We look forward to seeing how couples use this lavender wedding inspiration in their wedding color palettes.

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13
Feb
Meet our Beauty Package and Retreat Giveaway Winner
categories: Giveaways, Meet Our People

In every issue of Tucson Bride & Groom, we offer an extravagant giveaway that our readers really look forward to. Our most recent giveaway, a Beauty Package and Retreat, was a hit with our readers (it included lots of goodies!):

Michelle was our lucky winner; the bride to be is marrying her sweetheart Roger in March of 2018 in the Tucson area and most looks forward to their entrance as husband and wife for the first time.

The proposal: It was in San Diego on a nighttime cruise ship. We were supposed to go on a hot air balloon ride that day but it got cancelled due to weather. I was devastated because I’ve always wanted to go on a hot air balloon ride. Luckily the hotel we were staying at gave us tickets to the cruise so it all worked out!

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Deborah Kinkel-Suarez, the Catering Sales Manager at Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa, presented Michelle with the gift certificate and a gift basket with several surprise items from the Westward Look Resort shop- Michelle was pretty happy to receive such a nice gift!

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In addition to the 2-night getaway at Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa, the package includes a unique opportunity to receive 6 months of bridal fitness from personal trainer Rachel Allen. Rachel is the owner of Redefining FITness and The Wedding Gown Slim Down and is super passionate about helping people feel and look better.

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Other items included in the giveaway:

-12 weeks of My Body Type Makeover coaching

-Hair and makeup on the wedding day by Mollify Hair Studio

-Spray tan services by Tan Envy

-Full set of lash extensions by LaLa Lash Couture Boutique

Congratulations Michelle and Roger on your upcoming wedding and for winning the Beauty Package and Retreat giveaway!

Many thanks to Chris Richards Photography for snapping these photos and to Redefining FITness and The Wedding Gown Slim Down and Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa for partnering with us to offer such a fantastic giveaway to our readers!

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7
Feb
Wedding Inspiration: Black and Gold Wedding Details
categories: Cakes and Sweets, fabulous reception sites, Floral Inspiration, Meet Our People, Real Weddings, Reception ideas, Trends, Wedding Inspiration
If you haven’t noticed the resurgence of classic wedding color palettes this year, we’ll give you a pass because we know how busy you are planning your wedding but we have seen so many all white, white and black, white and silver, black and silver, and black and gold weddings lately! We’re loving this trend because couples are being more and more creative in how they modernize these classic color combos. Today we’re featuring a gorgeous wedding with beautiful black and gold wedding details that you’ll find to be both classic and edgy!
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Aren’t these groom and groomsmen socks so fun?
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Black and Gold Wedding Details: the ceremony was held at the Skyline Country Club garden terrace where breathtaking views overlook Tucson’s city lights from the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains
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Black and Gold Wedding Details: The welcome sign at the place card table and gold vase make for a pretty beginning to the reception
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Black and Gold Wedding Details: A sweetheart table with sparkly linens makes the black and gold palette perfect for a formal evening. And that view! It’s one of the things that Skyline Country Club is known for. 
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Black and Gold Wedding Details: The reception includes black linens, gold chairs and chargers and gold centerpieces topped with white roses; the room is elegantly draped to create an intimate atmosphere.
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Black and Gold Wedding Details: The black and gold cake is a stunner! Sugar flowers add the perfect touch of sweetness.
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We hope these black and gold wedding details inspire you to explore your options when it comes to classic color palettes!
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Planner: Meagan Crain Event Planning & Design | Cake: Sweet Creations | Flowers: Urban Stems
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24
Jan
Tucson Wedding Photographer | Steven Palm Photography
categories: Meet Our People, Photography, Wedding Inspiration

When I was planning my wedding, I heard over and over again how important it is to hire a quality photographer and as a couple planning a wedding, surely you’ve heard the same advice. There’s a reason people say it- it’s absolutely true! A great photographer not only shows up to your wedding with a camera, they get to know you, they take photos that reflect who you are and they capture not only the details at your wedding but also the joy and love from the day. Now that you’re engaged and searching for a Tucson wedding photographer, we’re here to help.

We only work with and recommend the best wedding vendors (known as the Elite Circle) so when we introduce you to a photographer, you can trust that you’ll have a great experience and will love your photos more than you thought possible. Today we’re proudly introducing you to the husband and wife team at Steven Palm Photography and we think you’re going to adore them (and want them to photograph your wedding)!

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Is photography your full-time profession and how did you get started? Photography is our full time profession passion! Specifically wedding photography which makes up 90% of our business. Steven’s family says he was born holding the camera and kept pursuing his passion through his college years. We shoot 95% of our weddings in the Tucson area and capture around 40-50 per year. 

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What do you want couples to know about their wedding before they meet with you so they get the most out of your initial meeting? We want to find out who you are as a couple and build a relationship so you feel comfortable around us on your day. The initial meeting is our time to make this happen. We also want to put together a flexible timeline at the meeting that will enable us to get the photos you want & also be able to enjoy your company at the wedding. 

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How would you describe your photographic style? We consider ourselves photojournalists that capture love stories. Above all else, we are storytellers. We provide a good mix of candids and posed photographs that allow our couples to relive their entire wedding day at any moment for the rest of their lives and for generations to come.

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What do you love most about photographing weddings? We live to capture love stories & each one is so very different. The energy at a wedding day is unlike any other day- we really love people and make sure everyone is having the best time ever!

As a husband & wife team, we are constantly watching each other and it is a beautiful dance that can not be duplicated. We realize on a wedding day how great love really is and the love we have for each other strengthens every wedding we have the honor to photograph.

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What are your top 3 tips for couples who want to the get the very best wedding day photos

1. A well thought out timeline is a must for great photos. There is a lot to fit in on a wedding day and working with us to figure out a timeline will ensure we get everything and more!

2. Have fun! Trust us to capture your love- we want your photos to be unique so when couples send over 100 Pinterest ideas we have to tell them we can use these as inspiration, but let it happen naturally and you will love the photos even more!

3. Hire great vendors! From makeup, florists, DJ, to bakery & of course us- all of these professionals will enhance your photos and contribute to making your day even better. Making sure these vendors work in the wedding industry will help our couples relax so they can really enjoy their day knowing the pros have handled, thus, enjoying themselves more which leads to better photos!

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What wedding photography trends are you excited about for 2017? I think more than ever couples are considering a “first look” and are more open to this to add flexibility to their day.  A “first look” frees up the wedding day and allows most of your bridal party and family photos to be completed before the ceremony. It eliminates the rush factor and even allows you to attend their cocktail hour. In addition, it allows you to get more portrait time in with that soft beautiful light that everyone loves before sunset.

Some other photo trends we are loving right now are:

-Planning on an entire group photo sometime in the wedding day or reception. We really push for this to happen so the couple does not miss out on taking photos with anyone.

-An appreciation for albums- our album requests are only increasing! Couples are realizing having their wedding day in high quality albums is a must.

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About Tucson wedding photographer Steven Palm: Steven’s first major paid photography job was shooting Jenny McCarthy in 1990. He went on to shoot top models for the largest agencies in the world for the next 10 years. He made connections in LA where he spent a lot of his time shooting celebrity events and eventually met his wife & second shooter, Alisha, at a charity event in Hollywood. The duo moved to Tucson, AZ in 2010 and quickly made a name for themselves in the wedding photography industry. They love to infuse their high fashion background into their stunning photos of Arizona couples!

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Connect with Tucson wedding photographer Steven Palm Photography: Website | (520) 625-2867 | Facebook

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