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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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14
Dec
Meet Elite Circle Vendor Scott Rice Photography | Tucson Photographer
categories: Meet Our People, Photography, Videography, Wedding Inspiration

You know our Elite Circle photographers from our magazines and online so you know they are the very best photographers you’ll find in Tucson; we’re incredibly proud to be able to share the work of this group of Tucson photographers with you but we also want you to know how GOOD they are as people. Each one of the Elite Circle photographers is talented and kind. They are creative and fun. They value your story and your time. They all deliver above and beyond expectations and one Tucson photographer we want you to know better is Scott Rice of Scott Rice Photography.

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Scott Rice is a guy who first and foremost has a love for the people he photographs- his heart is in it all the way! He says, “During my sessions I love interacting with my clients and making them feel at ease and letting them have fun. I strive to make sure everyone walks away having a really great experience while capturing great photos.”

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This talented Tucson photographer recently filmed a promo video by Firefly Wedding Videography that we wanted to share with you- you’ll get a sense of his passion for his photography and his clients:

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Scott not only captures those perfect bride and groom moments but he also gets the sweet, fun, and candid moments that make him a Tucson photographer to watch

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Connect with Scott Rice Photography: Website | 520-730-4442 | Facebook

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29
Jun
How to Find Your Tucson Wedding Venue
categories: Destination Weddings and Honeymoons, fabulous reception sites, For Your Ceremony, Photography, Real Weddings, Reception ideas, Wedding Inspiration

Planning your wedding begins with a date and a venue. If you don’t have those two things you simply don’t have a wedding, right?! Once you have a wedding date in mind, you’ll begin exploring wedding venues in the area (which can be super fun) but can also be overwhelming. See, Tucson has a serious reputation as a great place to get married so the large number of wedding venues in the area can lead to “too many choices paralysis”. Don’t worry though, today we’ve got the step-by-step guide for how to find your Tucson wedding venue!

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(JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa)

How to Find your Tucson Wedding Venue Step 1: Take a moment to dream. Finding your perfect wedding venue starts with a quiet place, your beloved and your imagination. Talk about the type of wedding you’re dreaming of. Is it romantic and intimate? Is it grand and adventurous? Maybe you want an outdoor wedding ceremony or a reception with a view. Perhaps you share a love of art and want a venue that reflects that or you adore the vintage style and want a venue with rich history. There are a great number of wedding venues available in Tucson so knowing what you want and don’t want helps immensely when discussing your options.

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(Photographer: Scott Rice Photography)

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(Photographer: Something Blue Photography)

How to Find your Tucson Wedding Venue Step 2: Discuss your budget and get a handle on your guest count. You don’t have to have a concrete number for either of these items but you must have a range that you’re planning to work with. You don’t want to waste your time fantasizing about a particular venue if their maximum number of guests is 75 and you expect to have no less than 150 attend. Similarly, if you tour a venue without doing your research, fall head over heels in love with it, and then discover your budget is way off the mark, you’ll be heartbroken. That’s no fun, is it? Be realistic and all will be well.

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(Location: The Lodge at Ventana Canyon, Photographer: Amanda Rockafellow Photography)

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(Location: Tubac Golf Resort & Spa, Photographer: Oz Visuals)

How to Find your Tucson Wedding Venue Step 3: Choose a few wedding dates and a general area that will work for you. If you’re not flexible on your date, start the process of searching for your wedding venue very early (12 months at the very least) since popular dates book quickly. If you can be flexible with your date, you’ll have many more venue options available to you. Regarding location, if you know all your friends and family plan to stay or already live in the downtown Tucson area, you might want to reconsider booking a venue that’s far from downtown. Similarly, if your wedding weekend vision is for all of your friends and family to stay together in one place and be together the whole weekend, choose a venue that can accommodate all of your guests and provide you with activities throughout the weekend.

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(Location: Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Photographer: Amanda Rockafellow Photography)

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(Photographer: She.We Studio)

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(Location: Marriott Tucson University Park, Photographer: Chris Richards Photography)

How to Find your Tucson Wedding Venue Step 4: Explore our wedding reception site guide. We provide a comprehensive list of all wedding venues in the Tucson area and includes vital information such as contact info, maximum capacities, minimum costs, if there’s a ceremony site available, if you can use outside caterers and special features. Since the guide includes all the venues in the Tucson area, you’ll want to review it carefully. Feel free to write notes in it- we love that! Click here for a list of locations that distribute our magazine.

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(Photo: Something Blue Photography, Location: Stillwell House and Garden)

How to Find your Tucson Wedding Venue Step 5: Pick a wild card. You’ll definitely receive advice from well-meaning friends and family about where and when you should get married. It’s important to consider their experiences but choosing to tour a venue that isn’t what anyone expects you to consider can lead to a pleasant surprise. You may happen upon a place that you feel an instant connection with or a venue may have changed dramatically since your parents or friends were engaged and it could end up being your ideal venue.

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(Photographer: Chris Richards Photography, Location: Tucson Museum of Art)

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(Location: Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa, Photo: Steven Palm Photography)

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(Photo: Something Blue Photography, Location: Hacienda Del Sol)

How to Find your Tucson Wedding Venue Step 6: Book tours and hit the open house circuit! Our website has 2 extremely important and helpful features: 1. You can search wedding venues right on our website and contact venues directly using our “Request information” feature and 2. We maintain an updated list of all the wedding shows and events in Tucson so you don’t miss a thing. Once you have your sights set on a few venues, set up appointments with each venue coordinator (at least 3) and have fun at the open houses and wedding expos you are able to attend BEFORE signing any contracts or paying a deposit.

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(Location: Skyline Country Club, Photographer: Amanda Rockafellow Photography)

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(Location: The Lodge at Ventana Canyon, Photo: Amanda Rockafellow Photography)

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(Location: Loews Ventana Canyon, Photographer: Something Blue Photography)

If all else fails, or you just simply do not want to choose your wedding venue on your own, hire an expert to guide you. Elite Circle wedding planners are experienced professionals and know the venues better than anyone else in Tucson. Their advice and recommendations should be all you need, leading you and your sweet to finding your perfect Tucson wedding venue. Here’s a peek at our Elite Circle wedding pros list (from our print magazine). You can also explore all of the Elite Circle vendors easily online.

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(Location: Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Photographer, cinematographer: She.we Studio)

Having lots of options isn’t necessarily a bad thing when it comes to finding your Tucson wedding venue because it means you’ll have plenty of places to consider for your “I do’s” but too many options can stop any couple in their tracks. Hopefully our advice gets you started down the right path and ends with the sweetest wedding day ever!

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