30
Jun
5 Things We Love about Tucson Bride & Groom’s Summer Fall 2015 issue
categories: Floral Inspiration, For Your Ceremony, Reception ideas, Videography, Wedding Inspiration, Wedding Resources

Every 6 months we produce a new magazine where we get to share our love of weddings with you- Tucson’s fabulous couples- and every single time we launch a new issue, we are slightly amazed at the results of our passion and hard work as well as the passion and hard work of those we call the Elite Circle. We pride ourselves on being a magazine that both couples and vendors can trust for good advice, on-trend inspiration, and our own brand of wedding style.

The Summer Fall Tucson Bride & Groom issue is no exception so today we’re pointing out some highlights and reliving the magic…here’s 5 things we especially love in this issue:

#1: The inspiration for the cover shoot was not our own. It came from Black Sheep Filmworks’ Stepheny Keith and we’e so proud that she trusted us with her vision. The collaborative environment we’ve nurtured is one that produces the most amazing wedding inspiration and real Tucson weddings!

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The video produced by Black Sheep Filmworks is way too fun:

#2: The Elite Circle continues to dominate. Tucson’s couples always celebrate their weddings in style and since we’ve been involved in the wedding industry, we’ve seen the Elite Circle vendors come together as a team time and again for their couples. The Elite Circle vendors rock when it comes to real weddings and those we’re lucky enough to feature showcase their talents in the most beautiful ways.

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#3: We continue to delve into Tucson’s exciting culture. The styled shoot we did at Stillwell House & Garden introduces many of our readers to a beloved Mexican celebration- the Tornaboda– which is an after party. It’s lively and festive, just how a post-wedding party should be, and it also includes a menu “designed to revive and energize guests”. You’re going to love the food, vibrant colors, and interesting textures in this special shoot.

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#4: We’re part of the Geek Revolution! We loved the nerdy Dr. Who/Pi Day influenced styled shoot so much it made our cover but you don’t want to miss all the goodies included in our feature article. You’ll find custom details, beautiful floral, and a custom photo backdrop that adds the perfect touch of chic.

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#5: We’re doing what we’ve always done. Specifically, we want you to know that we celebrate ALL of Tucson’s couples and want to help every couple plan their Tucson wedding. You may have noticed, you may not have, but we’ve made an effort to use the term Wedding Expo (instead of Bridal Show or Bridal Open House) whenever possible to indicate that everyone is welcome to attend the wedding related shows and events in Arizona, as they always have been. Bride and bride, bride and groom, groom and groom, we don’t care!

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You can see why we’re proud of the work we do- the Summer Fall 2015 issue is exceptional in it’s broad range of inspirational shoots and Just Married couples and we love sharing it with you.

You can pick up a copy of the Tucson Bride & Groom Summer Fall issue here and download your own digital copy here

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23
Jun
Real Tucson Wedding: Alixe and Neil
categories: Destination Weddings and Honeymoons, fabulous reception sites, Floral Inspiration, Real Weddings, Wedding Inspiration

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Professionals Who Help You Wed in Style

Location:
Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort

Decor Stylist & Rentals:
Frostings Event Design & Rentals

Event Planner:
Simply Elegant Events

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Photographer: Jacob Chinn Photography :: Invitations: Celebrations Ink :: Florist: Primavera Flowers and Events

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Alixe and Neil met through a mutual friend after an Arizona football game and 6 months later they were engaged! Their family and friends came from all over the United States to celebrate their special day with them so the couple purposefully chose a venue that would show off the best of Arizona.

In regards to choosing the wedding venue, the bride recalls: Neil and I both have large extended families from all over the country…We wanted a site that was all inclusive so our guests could be entertained without leaving AND have great views. We wanted to hosted a hospitality suite and once we met Clyde and his staff at the Hilton, we were hooked. Clyde made everything so easy and sync effortlessly together. The grounds at the Hilton had so much to offer our guests, we felt it was like a destination wedding spot! The views of the mountains are spectacular so our wedding was memorable for all our guests.

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The pink color palette is fresh and fun- especially when shades of bright pink and pops of green are included.

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The Hilton’s ceremony space offers yet another opportunity to show off Tucson’s natural beauty- the couple exchanged vows on the lawn facing Pusch Ridge and the bride’s childhood violin teacher and her son playing classical violin/viola music.

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The ballroom was decorated with colorful linens and flowers in blush, pink and ivory

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Of course there was fun to be had at the photobooth including U of A signs; the celebration continued in the hospitality suite after the reception with empanadas made by the best man- homemade late night snacks are the best!

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Congratulations Alixe and Neil and thank you for sharing your wedding day with us!

(Visit our website for more Just Married features including Alixe and Neil’s wedding)

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16
Jun
Real Tucson Wedding: Amanda and Michael
categories: Cakes and Sweets, Destination Weddings and Honeymoons, Floral Inspiration, Real Weddings, Reception ideas, Wedding Inspiration

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Professionals Who Help You Wed in Style

Photographer:
Amanda Rockafellow Photography

Event Coordinator:
Rackel Gehlsen Weddings & Events

Floral Design:
Posh Petals

Rentals & Lighting:
Frostings Event Design & Rentals

Hair styling & Makeup artist:
Margarita GoDiva’s I Do Hair & Makeup Artistry

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location:
The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

Bride’s Hair Styling:
Daniela Kanfer

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Amanda and Michael are New Yorkers who wanted to return to the bride’s hometown for modern and sophisticated desert wedding; shades of purple mingled beautifully with navy, gray and small amounts of green for brightness.

They thoroughly enjoyed their destination wedding location- the couple chose to get married on the lawn, host cocktail hour on the outdoor patio, move back to the lawn for dinner, and move again for dancing inside!

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Posh Petals made the ceremony space magical with a custom wooden arch, bright pomanders, and rose petals for color

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One of the couple’s favorite decisions was to have the raw bar at cocktail hour

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The unique cake was a hazelnut sponge cake which featured amaretto essence, roasted praline mousse and candied hazelnuts; the custom cake topper was purchased on Etsy

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The party moved indoors for dancing amid a cool lounge and late-night snacks

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Congratulations Amanda and Michael and thank you for sharing your wedding day with us!

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9
Jun
Real Tucson Wedding: Jacqueline and Patrick
categories: Bridal Fashions, fabulous reception sites, Floral Inspiration, Real Weddings, Reception ideas, Wedding Inspiration

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Reception Site: Marriott Tucson University Park

Photographer: Chris Richards Photography

Bridal Gown: Maya Palace

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Jacqueline and Patrick’s Tucson wedding was a beautiful celebration that included a purple, lavender and silver color palette, a huge 20 person bridal party, and Catholic wedding traditions near and dear to the couple’s heart.

Jacqueline’s mermaid fit-and-flare style gown was just perfect on her!

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The bride’s parent’s “wedding lasso” was wound around her bouquet adding a sentimental touchTucson Bride and Groom_Tucson wedding magazine_real wedding_purple_Chris Richards Photography (4) Tucson Bride and Groom_Tucson wedding magazine_real wedding_purple_Chris Richards Photography (5) Tucson Bride and Groom_Tucson wedding magazine_real wedding_purple_Chris Richards Photography (6) Tucson Bride and Groom_Tucson wedding magazine_real wedding_purple_Chris Richards Photography (7) Tucson Bride and Groom_Tucson wedding magazine_real wedding_purple_Chris Richards Photography (8)

The dramatic setting in the ballroom centered around an elevated head table and draping to make the room elegant and inviting; uplighting and sparkly details made the room glow

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Congratulations Jacqueline and Patrick- thank you for sharing your wedding day with us!

To see more of this wedding, visit the Just Married feature on our website

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