19
Apr
Meet Tucson Wedding Floral Designer Country Couture Flowers!
categories: Floral Inspiration, Meet Our People, Wedding Inspiration
While considering your wedding day decor, you’ll definitely want to have an expert florist on your vendor team because not only are there bouquets and boutonnieres to consider, there are ceremony flowers, cocktail hour arrangements, and centerpiece designs to think about as well! Luckily, Tucson is home to some of the country’s most talented florists and today we’re introducing you to Country Couture Flowers- a Tucson wedding floral designer that will create all the floral designs you need and want to make your event memorable.
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(Florist: Country Couture Flowers, Photographer: Jen Bee Photography)
 
We took a few moments to chat with Sarina VanAsdlan, an enthusiastic and talented Tucson wedding floral designer, so you’ll understand why we think she would be a great choice as your wedding florist.
 
How did you get into the floral industry and why weddings in particular? I have always had a passion for flowers. I’m drawn to them even when I’m not in work mode. If I saw an arrangement on a table I would have to rearrange it to make it look better. This led to helping friends with their weddings and then deciding I could make a business out of it.  I put my heart and soul into my wedding work and nothing makes me happier than to make a brides vision of perfection come to life on her wedding day.
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 (Florist: Country Couture Flowers, Photographer: Pure in Art Photography)
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(Florist: Country Couture Flowers, Photographer: Jen Bee Photography)
 
What makes your company stand out among Tucson’s other florists? I love to be challenged. Taking bits and pieces from pictures and ideas brides bring to me to put together and create their dream bouquet is what I live for. I feel like I stand out because I don’t treat my brides as clients. They become friends trusting me with one of the most important aspects of their special day.
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(Florist: Country Couture Flowers, Photographer: Christina Sky)
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(Florist: Country Couture Flowers, Photographer: Melissa Holland Photography)
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(Florist: Country Couture Flowers, Photography: Melissa Holland Photography)
What trend(s) in wedding floral do you see emerging that you’re excited about? The loose, organic, wide, woodland bridal bouquets are getting popular and I absolutely love them! It’s a chance to integrate so many different colors and textures into my work and the possibilities are endless. Succulents are also all the rage right now and can add so much to a wedding.
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(Florist: Country Couture Flowers, Photographer: Amber Lea Photography)
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(Florist: Country Couture Flowers, Photographer: Tara Leinen Photography)
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Country Couture Flowers is able to design floral arrangements that are classic or modern- no color palette or style is off limits!
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(Florist: Country Couture Flowers, Photographer: Hayseed Charm Photography)
 
What do you want couples to know before they meet with you to get the most out of your initial consultation? I want my couples to know that I absolutely love what I do and am incredibly excited to design for them. The best feeling in the world for me is to have a bride tell me that it’s better than she imagined.
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(Florist: Country Couture Flowers, Photographer: Lilie Photography, Gown: Gigi Bridal)
Flowers have their own unique way of elevating your event and making it just a bit more special so when choosing who to work with, you want to hire someone who cares about you and what you envision for your day- Tucson wedding floral designer Country Couture Flowers should definitely be on your wedding vendor radar!
 
Contact Country Couture Flowers: Facebook | Email
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6
Apr
Grooms Trends for 2017
categories: Bridal Fashions, For Your Ceremony, Grooms, Trends, Wedding Inspiration

Trends for grooms vary less than trends for brides- wedding gown designers just have more options than suit and tuxedo designers do- but we like what we’re seeing from 2017’s grooms as far as style and variation. You might want to keep your eye on these top grooms trends for 2017:

Grooms Trends for 2017: Cowboy Influenced Style. If you’re not from Tucson, you might assume cowboy influenced attire is standard in weddings in the West but that’s not really true. We’re just as fashion forward as the coasts are so the recent surge of cowboy styled grooms caught our eye! Check out these handsome men:

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(Photographer: Scott Rice Photography)

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(Photographer: Something Blue Photography, Wedding Gown: Gigi Bridal)

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(Photographer: Scott Rice Photography)

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(Photographer: Something Blue Photography)

Grooms Trends for 2017: White Tuxedos. Some guys just ROCK a white tuxedo and we love this debonair look!

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(Photographer: Amanda Rockafellow Photography, Venue: Skyline Country Club, Make-up/Hair Stylist: I Do Hair and Makeup Artistry (Raemie Reyes), Wedding gown: GiGi Bridal BoutiqueEvent Coordinator: Meagan Crain Event Planning + Design, Florist: Urban Stems)

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(Photographer: Amanda Rockafellow Photography, Venue: Skyline Country Club, Event Coordinator: Meagan Crain Event Planning + Design, Florist: Urban Stems)

(Check out this couple’s wedding video by Black Sheep Filmworks)

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(Photographer: Something Blue Photography)

Grooms Trends for 2017: Colored Suits. It’s not new but it sure is one of our favorite looks! When grooms don’t want to wear a black tuxedo and have something different in mind for their wedding day style, we give them a big thumbs up. Check out these stylin’ dudes:

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(Planner: Rackel Gehlsen Weddings, Hair & Makeup: I Do Hair and Makeup Artistry, Location: Loews Ventana Canyon, Florist: Elaine Taylor Fine Flowers, Photographer: Elyse Hall Photography, Suit: Suitsupply)

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(Photographer: Steven Palm Photography)

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(Photographer: Something Blue Photography)

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(Photographer: Chris Richards Photography)

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(Photographer: Steven Palm Photography, Location: Omni Tucson National Resort)

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(Photographer: Scott Rice Photography)

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(Photographer: Steven Palm Photography)

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(Photographer: Chris Richards Photography)

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(Photographer: Something Blue Photography)

Grooms Trends for 2017: Fun Socks. Cool, fun, colorful socks have been a mainstay in weddings for the last few years and we know exactly why. Grooms can give them as gifts t their guys, they can be a little bit different, and they make for fun photos. So unique groomsmen socks are here to stay!

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(Photographer: Amanda Rockafellow Photography)

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(Photographer: Something Blue Photography)

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(Photographer: She.We Studio)

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(Photographer: Steven Palm Photography)

And one final trend that we think is too cute to leave behind: dressing your pup in proper wedding attire!

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(Photographer: She.We Studio)

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28
Mar
Erin and Isaac’s Sentimental Fall Wedding | Tucson, AZ
categories: Photography, Real Weddings, Reception ideas, Wedding Inspiration

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If groom Isaac had gotten his way, we would be seeing a Seattle Seahawks themed wedding today but he didn’t (don’t worry, his team was represented at the rehearsal dinner) so instead, we get to ooh and ahh over Erin and Issac’s cabernet, black and cream sentimental fall wedding! It’s quite lovely…

The couple’s focus while wedding planning was simple. Bride Erin recalls: The wedding was intended to be sentimental and family oriented. We wanted to have a quality night with our closest friends and family.

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Sentimental Fall Wedding: The outdoor ceremony was decorated with cream blooms, greenery and just a few rustic touches; it’s pretty incredible that you can have a ceremony outside in the fall but Tucson’s weather in October is ideal!

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Sentimental Fall Wedding: Erin and Issac hosted a cocktail hour that allowed them to mingle with their guests and relax a bit before the party started. The only thing the couple would change regarding their wedding day was the timing: We wish we could have extended cocktail hour to talk to more guests before dinner.  The time just flies by!

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Decor pieces included custom seating cards with cabernet accents and a framed menu with the same gorgeous colors as Erin’s bouquet

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Sentimental Fall Wedding: The reception had round tables for guests and a lovely sweetheart table that provided the newlyweds with a view of their beloved friends and family. Tall centerpieces featured mostly cream blooms with a few deep red accent flowers while lower centerpieces had mostly cream flowers and a few succulents.

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Sentimental Fall Wedding: My brother’s speech is my favorite memory of my wedding. He was my man of honor and his speech made me laugh until I cried, it was more of a bride roast, but everyone loved it including me. 

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The entertainment and lighting experts at Satyr Entertainment lit up the dance floor and kept the party going all night!

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How the couple chose Elite Circle photographer Amanda Rockafellow: For this special moment in our lives we wanted someone who could capture it the best and Amanda’s photography style is timeless.  Amanda  came very highly recommended by the other vendors and it was important to us to have a great team working with one another on our big day.

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Congratulations Erin and Isaac and thank you for sharing your sentimental fall wedding in Tucson with us!

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Photographer: Amanda Rockafellow Photography

DJ: Satyr Entertainment

Stationer: Brie Dumais Designs

Hair and Makeup Artist: I Do Hair and Makeup Artistry (Raemie Reyes)

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Location, Cake: The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain | Florist: The Flori.Culture

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21
Mar
Metallic Bridesmaid Dresses | Tucson Bridal Shops
categories: Bridal Fashions, Trends, Wedding Inspiration

No doubt, you’ve seen some sparkle coming from bridal parties lately. Are you loving it? We are! Bridesmaid dresses are experiencing some really fun trends like mismatched styles, different shades of the same color and metallic fabrics and today we’re crushing on some of the prettiest metallic bridesmaid dresses to be found in Tucson’s Elite Circle bridal shops.

Metallic Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Angelo has a huge collection of bridesmaid dresses from leading designers so of course they’re going to have some showstopping metallic bridesmaid dresses!

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(Dress: Alfred Angelo ~ Tucson)

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(Dress: Alfred Angelo ~ Tucson)

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(Dress: Alfred Angelo ~ Tucson)

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(Dress: Alfred Angelo ~ Tucson)

We really love the rose gold bridesmaid dress trend- it’s warm and pretty with a bit of softness that compliments most skin tones

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(Dress: Alfred Angelo ~ Tucson)

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(Dress: Alfred Angelo ~ Tucson)

Metallic Bridesmaid Dresses: Maya Palace carries a large variety of wedding gowns, mother of the bride/groom dresses and bridesmaid dresses that Tucon’s brides and bridal party gals have come to rely on.

(Dresses: Maya Palace, Christina Wu)

(Dress: Maya Palace, Christina Wu)

This aqua metallic bridesmaid dress is just so gorgeous! We love the sparkly bodice with the flowing skirt and the break from traditional the metallic colors

(Dress: Maya Palace)

Navy blue bridesmaid dresses will always be a classic choice!

(Dress: Maya Palace, Christina Wu)

Metallic Bridesmaid Dresses: Schaffer’s Bridal is known for their extensive wedding gown selection but they also have a very large selection of bridesmaid dresses, tuxedos and Mother of the Bride & Groom dresses. There’s no shortage of shimmer and shine…

(Dress: Schaffer’s Bridal, Amsale Bridesmaids)

Metallic Bridesmaid Dresses: Just in case you needed convincing that metallic bridesmaid dresses are a beautiful choice for your bridal party, here are a few photos to sway you!

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(Location: Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Photographer and Cinematographer: She.we Studio, Hair and Makeup: Margarita Go Diva’s I Do Hair & Makeup Artistry, Bridesmaid Gowns: Badgley Mischka via Rent the Runway , Floral Designer: Atelier de LaFleur)

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Photographer: She.we Studio, Makeup & Hair: Margarita Go Diva’s I Do Hair & Makeup Artistry, Location: The Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain, Planner: Events Made Special, Florist: Louise Thomas in collaboration with Avante-Garde, Wedding Gown: Vera Wang)

 

Surely your bridesmaids want dresses that make each of them look their best and a bit of sparkle might be just what they crave!

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