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Summer/Fall 2012 Issue- Teaser!
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We had so much fun getting our new issue together that we had to share a bit with you prior to the actual print issue coming out (Curious to know where to find us? Click here for the Summer Fall 2012 issue locations, hitting stands in early June ).

Our top-secret cover is something to behold so you will have to wait to see it but here are a few teasers for you in the meantime:

You may recognize these faces- 4 of them are Tucson television personalities and they all got married in October! From left to right: Suzanne Stevens and  Tucson Now meteorologist Aaron Pickering , KGUN anchors Tammy Vo and Jake Knapp, and Tucson Now anchor Gina Trunzo with Dr. Rich Ziehmer.

Location: Ritz- Carlton Dove Mountain/Photography by: Amanda Rockafellow Photography/Creative Director: Darren Samuel/Bridal Fashions: Maya Palace/ Tuxedos: A Tailor Tuxedo & Bridal Shop/Fashion Stylist: Liz Loustaunau of Maya Palace/Jewelry: Tiffany & Co./Hair Stylist: Martina Neal, Owner, Artisan Salon/ Makeup Artists: Tracy Monahan and Jessica Zimmerman, Artisan Salon

In every issue, we are proud to share the most beautiful and heartfelt real Tucson weddings with you and our Summer/Fall 2012 real weddings are no exception.  Emily Trimble and Dustin Lacey’s wedding shows how truly elegant succulents can be and we especially love how they pair with the navy blue bridesmaid dresses. The view from the Westward Look Resort is pretty spectacular too!

Venue: Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa, Photographer: Pangburn Photography, Event Coordinator: Creative Events, Floral Design: Elaine Taylor Fine Flowers, Videographer: Serendipity Cinematography, Cake: Village Bakehouse, Disc Jockey: DJ Corbin Dooley

Our Fashion shoot at Tubac Golf Resort & Spa was a day of fashion drama- check out these beauties!

Location: Tubac Golf Resort & Spa, Photography by: Chris Richards Photography/Creative Director: Darren Samuel/Photo Shoot Coordinator: Melissa Knight, Tubac Golf Resort & Spa/Bridal Gowns, Long Bridesmaid Gowns: Gigi Bridal Boutique/ Tuxedos, Short Bridesmaid Gowns: A Tailor Tuxedo & Bridal/ Floral Design: Posh Petals/Linen:  Tucson Party Rentals/ Tabletop Accessories: Annette Hartman/ Hair Styling and Makeup: Tubac Golf Resort & Spa/ Jewelry, Handbags, Sunglasses: Tiffany & Co./Props: Panchos of Tubac Golf Resort & Spa/Models: The Agency Arizona)

We bet you can’t wait to get your hands on the Summer/Fall 2012 issue, right?

Happy Planning from your Tucson Wedding Blog!


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Today is a day to gather together, reflect on our blessings and of course, eat! We have endless gratitude for the people we call friends and family, for the colleagues who partner with us to grow the dreams and for the talents we have been given.

To you and yours, Happy Thanksgiving from the Tucson Bride & Groom team!

(Grateful for this cool sign from I Love It All, on Etsy!)

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Real Wedding: Michelle and Michael
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Michelle and Michael’s wedding was a quintessential Fall wedding- the decor was whimsical, the flowers were warm in tone and of course, there were pumpkins!

This is a great shot of the Michael as he sees Michelle coming down the aisle

The pumpkin escort card are so cute…

Michelle and Michael’s Real Wedding Team:

Ceremony and Reception Site: The Stillwell House and Garden

Photographer: Patrick Grimes Photography

Tuxedos: A Tailor Tuxedo and Bridal

Florist: In Full Bloom Weddings

Cake: Ambrosia of Tucson, Mini’s Cupcakes

Entertainment: Desert DJs

Make-up Artist and Hair Stylist: Ivan’s Studio

Rentals: Pro EM Party Concepts

Hotel Accomodations: The Westin La Paloma Resort

Rehearsal Dinner Site: Piazza Gavi’s


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Engagement: Brandy and James
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Happy Day Readers! Today we get to take a little look-see at an Engagement Session shot by Studio Z Photography in Downtown Tucson. One thing we always say about engagement photos is that they need to reflect you in some way. Brandy and James achieved that with their cool e-session!

Brandy tells us about the hats they are wearing: James and I thought it would be neat to mix up the pictures a bit and wear different items. The hat I’m wearing is a hat I bought from back home in Alabama. It’s a beach style hat (I lived on the Gulf of Mexico my whole life before I moved to AZ). And the hat James is wearing is also from AL but it’s more of a cowboy hat. I guess you could say that we were mixing the South with the West!

 Brandy and James_Engaged

Brandy says of choosing a location for their e-session: …we did not want your typical “studio/posed” portraits. If you want that, go to Sears or JCPennys. James and I are both fun, outgoing, and modern people and we wanted the pictures to reflect that. It doesn’t hurt that my degree is an art degree so I like things to be “different”. Downtown Tucson has some really great history and urban settings to have pictures taken. You just have to think outside of the box. We also love the fact that most of our pictures are photojournalistic (not posed).

What does this couple love most about each other?

Brandy says: James keeps it real. Who you see is who you get. Love him or hate him!

James says: Brandy is really adventurous. She always likes doing and trying something new.

I also asked Brandy how they chose Studio Z Photography for their wedding photographer. I love what she says about how they chose Studio Z (TAKE NOTE: they followed their gut and found the perfect wedding photography team!).

When James and I were scouting out a venue, we looked all over Tucson! Every location would typically have photo books of past weddings held at their location. Every time we would go to look at a venue, we would look through the photo books and before I would even see Z Weddings logo, I could tell who’s pictures they were. We would continue to look through the album and at the end, certain enough there was the logo! We set up an appointment with Karen and Philip and from the initial consultation, we fell in love with them! They could read our minds on what we wanted in our photography. One of James hobbies is photography and he happens to know a lot about it. James could really tell that Karen and Philip knew what they were talking about and Karen and Philip did not treat James as if he had no idea what he was saying. I think Karen and Philip could tell James knew alot and they treated him with respect and did not act like “they knew it all and James knew nothing”.

Brandy and James_ hat kiss

One more lovely tidbit from Brandy: Everyday is a different day. Just when you think you know everything about your partner, you don’t! I love learning new things about James everyday. I love sharing my life with someone that takes me for me. James hasn’t ever tried to change. I love being able to have a life and a home that I can come home to at the end of the day and share all the day’s happenings with someone who cares.

Brandy, James, Karen and Philip of Studio Z Photography, thank you so much for generously sharing your images and story with us!

Chatting Soon~Kelly

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