28
Sep
Wedding Bouquets with Protea
categories: Floral Inspiration, Trends, Wedding Inspiration

You’ve probably seen bouquets and floral arrangements at weddings lately that include a very unique flower, if that’s what you can even call it. It’s usually large, kind of spiky, and has a very pronounced middle (called the stigma). This memorable flower is a protea and it symbolizes diversity, daring, transformation and courage. Heavy stuff for a wedding but very meaningful. Wedding bouquets with protea are very popular right now so we wanted to share a few with you today- this flower might be exactly what you’ve been looking for!

Wedding bouquets with protea are definitely statement makers and this one designed by Elite Circle florist Posh Petals is one of our favorites

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(Florist: Posh Petals, Photographer: Jacob Chinn)

Did you know Protea is also called a Sugarbush? We love that!

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(Florist: Posh Petals)

There are many varieties of protea (over 1,000)  so wedding bouquets with protea can be very different from each other

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(Florist: Posh Petals)

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(Via: The Handsome Bloom)

Protea boasts a wide range of colors as well so pretty much any color you want in protea, you can have! This blue protea feels very wintery and we love the textures and colors it’s paired with.

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(Via: Bridal Musings)

King protea is the most common type in America- it definitely commands attention!

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(Via: Bridal Musings)

The deep red color of this protea pops and makes the bouquet a bit more interesting

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(Via: Floral Menagerie)

Wedding bouquets with protea are sure to be popular throughout the 2016-2017 wedding seasons and your Tucson Elite Circle Florists can help you decide which variety and color is right for you!

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21
Sep
Fiesta Wedding Inspiration | Pantone’s Top 10 Colors for 2016
categories: Bridal Fashions, Cakes and Sweets, Floral Inspiration, Trends, Wedding Inspiration

Fiesta, one of Pantone’s top 10 colors for 2016, has us dreaming of Fall in Tucson when the weather is spectacular, weddings lean in to warmer tones and the desert boasts the most amazing sunsets. Our Fiesta wedding inspiration will warm your heart and get you in the mood to celebrate love!

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Fiesta, according to Pantone, is a high energy color that is a harbinger of excitement, encouraging free-spirited exploration to unknown but welcoming locales. A strong and fiery, yellow-based red, the vivid Fiesta provides a stark contrast to the calming, softer nature of this season’s palette.

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(Cake: Ambrosia Cakes)

Fiesta Wedding Inspiration: You’re probably picking up on the fact that Fiesta is perfectly suited to Tucson…fiesta is pretty much in our blood!

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(Invitation: Brie Dumais Designs)

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(Photographer: Chris Richards Photography)

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(Invitation: Brie Dumais Designs)

Fiesta Wedding Inspiration: One of the hottest trends in weddings is boozy popsicles and when these sweet treats are made in a hue like Fiesta, they guarantee some smiles!

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(Via: Weddingomania)

Fiesta Wedding Inspiration: In case you were worried that Fiesta is too bold for succulents, here’s proof that the warm orangey hue plays nicely off the cooler tones of the ever-popular desert loving plants

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(Bouquet: Posh Petals)

Fiesta Wedding Inspiration: One of our very favorite ways couples use Fiesta in their weddings is in the bridesmaid’s and groomsmen’s attire. We love the pop of color bridesmaids dresses and a coordinating tie can provide- it just livens things up!

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(Via: Southern Weddings)

This time of year always has us considering warmer and more vibrant colors for weddings and this Fiesta wedding inspiration may just get you in the party mood too!

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14
Sep
Fun Desert Wedding | Tucson Wedding
categories: Destination Weddings and Honeymoons, fabulous reception sites, Floral Inspiration, Real Weddings, Wedding Inspiration

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Kaleigh and Kyle celebrated their wedding in true Tucson style- their large families were present and all who attended enjoyed experiencing the beauty of the desert through the couple’s eyes. With several special events planned throughout the weekend, the couple definitely made it a fun desert wedding for all!

The bride recalls, “We decided to throw the evening of our lives… because we thought to ourselves,’When will all these people ever be in the same room again?”.

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Our colors of cobalt blue, corals, golds and light greens captured the deserts landscapes and sunsets. We met in Arizona…it’s a very special place to us both and we wanted to capture those colors in remembrance of the first moments of experiencing the desert together 10 years ago.

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A Fun Desert Wedding: The couple hosted a welcome party at Kaleigh’s parents’ home, brought in a well-known yogini for a personal yoga class, made time to enjoy lounging by the pool, took full advantage of the abundant golfing opportunities at The Westin La Paloma Resort and enjoyed a night of heartfelt toasts at their rehearsal dinner.

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A Fun Desert Wedding Reception: The stage was set  with gold sequins, black linens and the perfect lighting to make the room pop; there was an overall romantic feel with our flowers and the candles floating in water was absolutely breath taking! My favorite part was how the square head table was placed front and center at the dance floor and the wedding cake table was decorated with bright lighting. 

We wanted our signature cocktail to capture the desert so we chose The Silver Coin Margarita…it happens to be our favorite drink that we make at home regularly!

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We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect evening. Everything was so completely personal and we wanted to share this experience with everyone. It’s an evening that everyone is still talking about and we will never forget!

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Congratulations Kaleigh and Kyle and thank you for sharing your fun desert wedding with us (Kaleigh and Kyle’s wedding was featured in our magazine- click here to see the feature online)!

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Location: Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa

Photographer, cinematographer: She.we Studio

Bridal Shop: Maya Palace

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

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7
Sep
Cake and Cupcakes | Wedding Trend
categories: Cakes and Sweets, Trends

There’s a whole dessert fusion thing going on right now in the wedding world and we are so excited to share it with you- it’s cake and cupcakes. That’s right, we’re seeing so many couples opting for a small-ish wedding cake accompanied by cupcakes and it’s just the cutest thing! Our Elite Circle bakers/cake artists have a handle on this trend-take a look:

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(Cake and Cupcakes: Ambrosia Cakes)

One major benefit of the cake and cupcakes trend is that you can offer several flavors of cupcakes and if any of your guests have diet restrictions that you would like to be mindful of, it’s much easier for your baker to accommodate those needs.

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(Cake and Cupcakes: Village Bakehouse)

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(Cake and Cupcakes: Village Bakehouse)

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(Cake and Cupcakes: Ambrosia Cakes)

See the red velvet cupcakes happening there? Mmmm hmmm, we love them!

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(Cake and Cupcakes: Ambrosia Cakes)

Some couples just aren’t “cake” people so having a sweet little cake surrounded by all kinds of sugary treats is a fantastic option (and guests can get their sugar fix almost immediately by helping themselves instead of waiting for the cake to be cut)!

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(Cake and Cupcakes: Ambrosia Cakes)

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(Cake and Cupcakes: Village Bakehouse)

The cake and cupcakes trend is also quite versatile- just like a traditional wedding cake, you can match the dessert to your wedding style, even if it’s rustic like this wedding

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(Cake and Cupcakes: Village Bakehouse)

Or fancy schmancy like this (and we DO realize those are donuts and not cupcakes but aren’t they so cute too?)!

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(Photographer: She.We Studio, Cake: Loews Ventana Canyon)

So are you convinced to try the cake and cupcakes trend at your wedding? Our Elite Circle bakers can help you decide if you want to go the traditional route of having one large wedding cake or try something new and offer cake and wannabe cake!

Tucson Bride & Groom, your Tucson wedding magazine

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