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3
Aug
Black Tie Wedding in Tucson
categories: fabulous reception sites, Photography, Real Weddings, Reception ideas, Wedding Inspiration

Black Tie Wedding in Tucson _Tucson Bride and Groom_She.We Studio_Loews Ventana Canyon

Leslie and Macenzy love nature so they planned their black tie wedding in Tucson at the exquisite Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, a place that boasts Tucson’s only natural waterfall, breathtaking views of the desert, and lush gardens.

Black Tie Wedding in Tucson: Handsome groomsmen clad in tuxedos and lovely bridesmaids in shimmering gold dresses added to the formal atmosphere; bride Leslie says seeing the bridal party dressed to the nines was one of her favorite parts of the day.

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Black Tie Wedding in Tucson: The ceremony took place at the resort’s Upper Terrace; Leslie’s father built the metal pergola under which the couple exchanged vows.

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Black Tie Wedding in Tucson: The dinner reception took place outside at the Cascade Terrace—a lovely space with impressive views of the nearby Catalina Mountains. Tall metal candelabras were topped with beautiful white blooms and some greenery was added for color.

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Black Tie Wedding in Tucson: A single tier cake and a plethora of doughnuts were offered at the sweets table; the couple danced their first dance to Sade’s “By Your Side” which was choreographed for them by a friend as a wedding gift. Leslie and Macenzy ended the night with a sparkler exit attended by their adoring friends and family.

Black Tie Wedding in Tucson _Tucson Bride and Groom_She.We Studio_Loews Ventana Canyon

Congratulations to the beautiful couple! Leslie and Macenzy’s wedding was featured in print and is also on our website. See more photos and read more of their love story here.

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Floral Designer: Atelier de LaFleur

Tucson Bride & Groom, your Tucson wedding magazine

     
19
Jul
Maili and Max’s Pretty Pink Wedding | Tucson, AZ
categories: Cakes and Sweets, fabulous reception sites, Floral Inspiration, From the Consultants, Photography, Real Weddings, Reception ideas, Wedding Inspiration

Pretty Pink Wedding _Tucson Bride and Groom_Amanda Rockafellow Photography_Skyline Country Club

Maili and Max’s pretty pink wedding in Tucson was featured in print and you can also see it online so today we wanted to do something a little different—we asked the couple’s Elite Circle vendors for a behind the scenes look at how this gorgeous wedding day came together. Event planner Rackel Gehlsen of Rackel Gehlsen Weddings and Events shared her expert insight with us:
 
Maili and Max’s Pretty Pink Wedding | The Vision: For their vision, Maili wanted an elegant black tie wedding rich with blush accents. I brought in lots of samples of their mock up, and they chose sterling silver with hues of blush lamour linens, custom draping & lighting, and a touch of blush shimmer. 

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Maili and Max’s Pretty Pink Wedding | The Cake: For the cake, Maili sent me a photo of the actual cake she wanted. I immediately went to see Jaynie to strategize and count how many dozen roses it would take to create such an opulent showpiece. It took over 5 dozen roses for the cascade down the cake, and another 6 dozen of assorted floral under the glass.

Pretty Pink Wedding _Tucson Bride and Groom_Amanda Rockafellow Photography_Skyline Country Club

Maili and Max’s Pretty Pink Wedding | The Reception Decor: In our meeting with Georgeanne, Maili wanted real crystal pedestals for the tall centerpieces, so I ordered them in just for her wedding. Georgeanne is a true master in her design!

Brie Dumais created a custom logo, which was featured on the dance floor and on the east wall. One of the most important decor elements for Maili was the floral. She wanted an abundance of of high arrangements mixed with low, cascading centerpieces of orchids, peonies, and roses. As you entered the ballroom, the fragrance was absolutely enchanting. The guests actually gasped in awe of the beauty of the room as they entered for dinner.

Pretty Pink Wedding _Tucson Bride and Groom_Amanda Rockafellow Photography_Skyline Country Club

Pretty Pink Wedding _Tucson Bride and Groom_Amanda Rockafellow Photography_Skyline Country Club

Pretty Pink Wedding _Tucson Bride and Groom_Amanda Rockafellow Photography_Skyline Country Club

To see more of Maili and Max’s pretty pink wedding in Tucson and explore Tucson’s Elite Circle wedding vendors, visit our website!

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Professionals Who Help You Wed in Style

Location: Skyline Country Club

Photographer: Amanda Rockafellow Photography

Event Coordinator: Rackel Gehlsen Weddings & Events

Floral Designer: Villa Feliz Flowers

Cinematographer: Black Sheep Filmworks

Cake: Jaynie Rossi Signature Cakes

Drape: Endless Decor

Hair & Makeup: Margarita Go Diva’s I Do Hair & Makeup Artistry

Invitations: Brie Dumais Designs

Entertaniment: Satyr Entertaiment

Rehearsal Dinner: Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort

Fireworks: Fireworks Productions of Arizona

Hotel Accommodations: Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

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Tucson Bride & Groom, your Tucson wedding magazine

     
30
Jun
Blush and Pink Tucson Wedding Inspiration
categories: fabulous reception sites, Floral Inspiration, Photography, Reception ideas, Wedding Inspiration

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In Tucson, early evening is when everything is cast with a warm pink hue which made our blush and pink Tucson wedding inspiration set glow.

This styled shoot at Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa is all the pretty desert goodness you want in a shoot—there’s succulents, lots of textured details, and one gorgeous cake. Pops of gold and delicate details make the table warm and inviting!

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Tucson’s spectacular sunsets and purpled mountains were the inspiration for our blush and pink Tucson wedding inspiration shoot; the wedding venue offers a scenic backdrop for weddings and events that you have to see for yourself.

The floral runner is the basis for pretty floral designs in pinks, greens, blushes and purples that are placed along the center of the table.

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Blush and pink Tucson wedding inspiration was threaded throughout including in the stationery suite—guests are invited to post and tag photos to Instagram for all to see; watercolor design adds a modern and soft touch to each piece. And how about those envelope liners? We love this special detail and stationer Brie Dumais does it so well!

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Model Stephanie posed with Tucson’s local celebrity great dane, Lincoln (you can follow him on Instagram!). You can also see Stephanie’s engagement session photos on our blog— she and her now husband Chris are picture perfect!

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Our blush and pink Tucson wedding inspiration is sure to encourage couples in Tucson to mix elements such as roses and succulents or rustic wood and delicate glass to create their own beautiful receptions! Thanks to the Elite Circle Team who participated in this styled shoot:

Location: Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa

Photographer: Scott Rice Photography

Event Stylist: Rackel Gehlsen Weddings & Events

Floral Design: Posh Petals

Invitations and Signage: Brie Dumais Designs

Gown and Jewelry: GiGi Bridal Boutique

Cake: Ambrosia Cakes

Hair Styling and Makeup Artist: Margarita Go Diva’s I Do Hair & Makeup Artistry

Décor and Design Stylist: Frostings Event Design and Rentals

Tucson Bride & Groom, your Tucson wedding magazine

     
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!

Beautiful Desert Wedding Venue _Tucson Bride and Groom_Saguaro Buttes

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)

Beautiful Desert Wedding Venue _Tucson Bride and Groom_Saguaro Buttes_Steven Palm Photography

(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!

Beautiful Desert Wedding Venue _Tucson Bride and Groom_Saguaro Buttes

Beautiful Desert Wedding Venue _Tucson Bride and Groom_Saguaro Buttes_Steven Palm Photography

(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!

Beautiful Desert Wedding Venue _Tucson Bride and Groom_Saguaro Buttes

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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Beautiful Desert Wedding Venue _Tucson Bride and Groom_Saguaro Buttes_Something Blue Photography

(Photographer: Something Blue Photography)

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(Photographer: Dominic Ortiz Photography)

Beautiful Desert Wedding Venue _Tucson Bride and Groom_Saguaro Buttes_Something Blue Photography

(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.

Tucson Bride & Groom, your Tucson wedding magazine

     
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.

Sentimental Fall Wedding Tucson Bride and Groom_Amanda Rockafellow Photography_Erin and Isaac

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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Sentimental Fall Wedding Tucson Bride and Groom_Amanda Rockafellow Photography_Erin and Isaac

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

Sentimental Fall Wedding Tucson Bride and Groom_Amanda Rockafellow Photography_Erin and Isaac

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

Tucson Bride & Groom, your Tucson wedding magazine

     
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)

lavender wedding ideas _Tucson Bride and Groom_Wedding trends_Ambrosia Cakes

(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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