18
Apr
Real Tucson Wedding: Cristina and Cesar’s Glam Wedding
categories: Bridal Fashions, Cakes and Sweets, Floral Inspiration, Real Weddings, Reception ideas, Wedding Inspiration, What's Hot in Rentals

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 Reception Location: The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa :: Ceremony Site: St. Thomas the Apostle Church :: Floral: Sauliz Floral Dezigns :: Band: The Hamptons Band :: Ceremony Musician: Aracelli Strings ::  Linens: Special Events Table Linens Blogthinline

Cristina and Cesar’s full-on glam wedding is one that you will surely love for it’s prettiness but what we really adore are the sweet and genuine moments the couple shares on their wedding day; they met for the first time when they were 12 years old and it’s clear that no matter how much time has passed, they are crazy in love and seem like a perfect fit in every way.

The ivory, champagne, and gold wedding color palette is classically stunning while the mixed patterns and textures of the reception ballroom decor add a modern touch.

3 words: Majestic, elegant, and romantic

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We love the sweet decision to set up a typewriter guest-book vignette. Cristina explains the significance:  The typewriter was inside my grandmother’s cabinet which had pictures of my grandparents, parents, husband’s parents, and husband’s grandparents. The typewriter was the typewriter my great aunt used and we thought it would be nice for guests to sign in and give us a fun message using the type writer. At the same time we thought it would remind our guest of the time period our grandparents and parents were married in.

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Favorite memory: Walking into the beautiful ballroom and my first dance. The ballroom was fully draped and never in the history of La Paloma had anyone done such an endeavor. Additionally, we danced to Frank Sinatra’s The Way You Look Tonight. We took professional dance lessons and it was such a perfect moment… I wish could do it again.

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Congratulations Cristina and Cesar and thank you for sharing your day with us!

(See more of this wedding online or in our digital magazine; See Cristina and Cesar’s engagement session here)

Tucson Bride & Groom, your Tucson wedding magazine

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11
Apr
Wedding Inspiration: 6 ways to use burlap at your wedding
categories: Floral Inspiration, Reception ideas, Trends, Wedding Inspiration

We’ve seen weddings using burlap in the decor for a few years now but rest assured, we’re not done with this rustic and versatile fabric. It has remained popular for several reasons: it’s a nice casual texture, the neutral tone makes it easy to pair with many other colors, and it’s relatively inexpensive. There’s so much you can do with it and here are some of our favorite ways to use it at weddings:

1. Wrap strips of burlap around glass vases and add colored ribbon or twine for centerpiece vases

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(Photo courtesy of: Chris Richards Photography)

We really like the look of white burlap with a brown stenciled initial

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(Via: LoveofFamilyandHome.net)

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(Photo courtesy of: Something Blue Photography)

2. Wrap burlap around your toasting glasses and add customized drink tags for a fun touch

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(Photo courtesy of: Something Blue Photography)

3. Use burlap for reception signs. A large piece of burlap makes a unique menu and trail mix bar sign- the 3D felt flowers add a touch of sweetness and color. The lace on the trail mix jars softens the look.

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(Wedding Consultant: Victoria Canada Weddings and Events, Rentals: Classic Party Rentals, Photographer: Ivory Orchid Photography)

4. Use burlap as a full-circle design element. This ceremony featured burlap ties along the aisle, burlap on the ring pillows, and burlap as a prominent design element at the reception as a table runner and cake bow.

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(Location: Tubac Golf Resort & Spa, Photographer: John Aulick, Cake: Sweet Creations Cupcakes & Cakes)

5. Burlap makes for fun chair ties whether at a ceremony or on the bride and groom’s chairs. When paired with a bright color like turquoise, it takes on a decidedly fresh  and Spring-like vibe.

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(Photo courtesy of: Erica Velasco Photographers)

6. Burlap shaped into rosettes is a modern take on the fabric. The lovely little flowers (or large flowers) can be used on cakes, boutonnieres, and stationery. They even make adorable cupcake toppers and place cards.

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A glimmering metallic frosted cake is made a bit more casual with burlap.

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(Sweet Creations Cupcakes & Cakes)

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4
Apr
Wedding Ideas: Making Your Wedding More “You”
categories: Cakes and Sweets, favor and gift ideas, For Your Ceremony, Reception ideas, Trends, Wedding Inspiration, What's Hot in Rentals

Not only have we worked in the Tucson wedding industry for over 11 years, we live and breathe it just about every day so whenever we come across great ideas for weddings, we are excited to tell you about them. We know that you want to make your wedding more “you” but finding ways to add your unique style to your wedding can be a challenge so here are a few easy ways to add your personal stamp on your wedding day.

1. Your ceremony sets the tone for the rest of the day so add some fun with a color coordinating welcome sign that puts guests in a festive mood and suggests a hashtag so all guests can easily connect via social media.

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(Photo courtesy of: She.We Studio)

2. Work with your caterer and stationer to create signature cocktails and signature cocktail signs to be placed at the bar. This isn’t necessarily a new idea but couples are adding their own twist to their drink menus by coordinating the colors of their cocktails to the wedding color palette, re-naming popular drinks to make them more personal, and using quirky signs to display the drink options. Chalkboards, framed signs, and customized drink tags are just a few ways you can make your signature drink menu a stand-out.

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(Photo courtesy of: Amanda Rockafellow Photography)

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(Photo courtesy of: Chris Richards Photography)

This couple LOVES beer and Halloween so this was perfection!

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  (Photo courtesy of: Bespoke)

3. Incorporate a theme that means something to you. This couple met as camp counselors and still loves to camp so they made sure to use the outdoor throughout their wedding- the cake actually reflects their life together: the bottom is the Tucson skyline, the cacti in the middle are inspired by the Arizona and New Mexico deserts, and the top layer is a forest. They also pitched a real tent outside their reception venue for guests to take pictures in. We think that’s pretty cute!

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(Photo courtesy of: Hammond-Pruess Photography; see more of this wedding here)

Another way to incorporate a motif you identify with is through wedding favors:

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(Photo courtesy of: Something Blue Photography)

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 (Photo courtesy of: Elyse Hall Photography)

4. Work closely with your coordinator, florist, and rental & linen companies to create a reception that suits your style. By using specialty linens, rentals such as lounge furniture and plateware, and some creative design ideas, you can make your reception come together as a one-of-a-kind event. It’s good to have an idea of colors you like and bring wedding inspiration images with you to your meetings but give your design team room to create. They are pros who have endless creative ideas and are more than willing to share them with you to make your wedding more “you”.

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(Photo courtesy of: Session Nine Photographers, Floral: Elaine Taylor Fine Flowers , Rentals: Frostings Event Design Rentals; see more of this Real Tucson Wedding here)

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(Photo courtesy of: Amanda Rockafellow Photography, Rentals: Frostings Event Design Rentals; see more of this Real Tucson Wedding here)

Surely you have some fabulous ideas of your own to incorporate into your wedding. If you need just a bit more inspiration visit our website and click on our “Just Married” couple profiles!

Tucson Bride & Groom, your Tucson wedding magazine

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28
Mar
Wedding Inspiration: Sweetheart Tables
categories: Floral Inspiration, Reception ideas, Wedding Inspiration

As a newly married couple, the reception dinner (lunch, brunch, etc.) is your first time sitting down together as husband and wife and sharing food and while it may seem somewhat ordinary, it’s actually very special. Couples often reflect on it as their favorite memory of the day simply because it’s a time to toast each other, sit back, take in the scene in front of you, and revel in all the people who came to celebrate with you . It “feels real” in the best way.

With that being said, many couples choose to set aside a table just for them called a sweetheart table and while the concept isn’t new to weddings, there’s an endless supply of ideas for how to decorate your table. Here are some of our favorites:

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(Photography: Amanda Rockafellow Photography, Location: La Mariposa, Stylist: Rackel Gehlson Weddings & Events, Floral Design: Elaine Taylor Fine Flowers, China and Tableware: PrimaDonna Boutique, Stationary: A Fine Line Stationery & Gift Boutique. Linen and Décor: Celebrations by Silvia, Rentals: Tucson Party Rentals, Vintage table: Gather A Vintage Market)

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(Photography: Something Blue Photography)

We  like how this table is placed behind the head table and is elevated so the couple has the best view of their reception while maintaining some privacy

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(Photography: Something Blue Photography)

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(Photography: Session Nine Photography)

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(Photography: Chris Richards Photography)

(Photography: Amanda Rockafellow Photography, Location: Tucson Country Club, Stylist, Catering: Annette Hartman Catering, Floral Design: Elaine Taylor Fine Flowers, Tabletop, accessories, chandelier: PrimaDonna Boutique, Chairs: Copenhagen)

This table was anything but an afterthought- it’s decorated full-circle!

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(Photography: Stephanie Fay Photography)

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(Photography: Pinkerton Photography)

If you choose to sit at a head table, you can still make your place stand out with something special; many couples use complimentary chair covers or specialty chairs or signage to set themselves apart from their bridal party at the head table.

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(Photography: She.we Studio)

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(Photography: Jennifer Bowen Photography)

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(Photography: Erica Velasco Photography)

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(Photography: Chris Richards Photography)

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(Photography: Something Blue Photography)

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(Photography: Amanda Rockafellow Photography)

Sitting down with your beloved and sharing a meal is wedding tradition at it’s best and we love the idea of the sweetheart table or setting yourselves apart from the head table just a bit.

Tucson Bride and Groom, your Tucson wedding magazine

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