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5
May
Beautiful Desert Wedding Venue Spotlight: Saguaro Buttes
categories: fabulous reception sites, For Your Ceremony, Meet Our People, Photography, Real Weddings, Reception ideas, Wedding Inspiration

Elite Circle wedding venue Saguaro Buttes is known for its proximity to the stunning Saguaro National Park (the venue is actually the park’s neighbor!) so it’s no wonder that it’s a Tucson favorite. If you haven’t visited this beautiful desert wedding venue yet, you’ll love learning more about it today!

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We chatted with the owners of Saguaro Buttes to get more info about weddings at this elegant and private venue:

What makes Saguaro Buttes perfect for weddings? Saguaro Buttes combines beauty, elegance and privacy with top notch service. Located adjacent to Saguaro National Park, with 360 degree views, we facilitate many of the Bride’s & Groom’s needs to take the stress our of their wedding.

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(Photographer: Something Blue Photography)

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(Photographer: Chris Richards Photography)

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(Photographer: Something Blue Photography)

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(Photographer: Steven Palm Photography)

Can couples use their own vendors or do you have a list they must choose from? Couples can use their own vendors for cake, flowers, photographers etc. but the DJ and caterer are included in our packages.

What have you seen couples doing with the venue recently as far as decor and design that you really like? We see so many innovative ideas and decors it is hard to narrow it down to a few ideas!

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(Photographer: Steven Palm Photography)

Couples enjoy the natural-light filled reception space thanks to the room’s many windows- you can imagine how breathtaking the sunset views are in the evening!

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How many locations within the venue are available for couples to have their ceremonies and/or receptions? We have 2 ceremony and/or reception locations, one outside and one inside. Our indoor reception area seats up to 275 people and we can seat 300 people at our outside site down by the beautiful pond.

We really love that this beautiful desert wedding venue offers an almost park-like atmosphere for couples who desire something a little different than the desert scenery. Tucson is ideal for outdoor weddings so why not take advantage of that and celebrate outside?!

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(Photographer: Something Blue Photography)

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(Photographer: Dominic Ortiz Photography)

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(Photographer: Something Blue Photography)

Are there any specials or packages we should let couples know about? Saguaro Buttes offers a number of specials for various times of the year and days of the week. We encourage couples to schedule a personal tour of the site and consultation to go over the various packages and options which include our caterer and DJ.

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(Photographer: Something Blue Photography)

Saguaro Buttes offers a variety of packages including affordable, all inclusive packages. To make your appointment to experience this beautiful desert wedding venue in person, call (520) 647 0994 or visit the Saguaro Buttes website.

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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 Tucson Bride and Groom_Amanda Rockafellow Photography_Erin and Isaac

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)

 Explore our complete list of Elite Circle members

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

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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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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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