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3
Mar
Tucson Wedding Vendor Spotlight: Skylight Weddings and Events
categories: From the Consultants, Meet Our People, Wedding Resources

Wedding planners are a special breed of people- they help couples make their wedding days the very best they can be all while positioning themselves to take the fall if anything goes wrong. Sounds super dreamy, right? Well, if you’re engaged and planning your wedding, you know you can use all the help you can get and a wedding planner is the person you want by your side- they get in the trenches with you like no well-meaning maid of honor or best man can.

So without further delay, today we’re introducing you to one of Tucson’s most dynamic wedding planners- Skylar Norris of Skylight Events. She’s been in the wedding industry for over 7 years and is a certified Professional Wedding Consultant through the Nuptials Association of Wedding Professionals. She’s also actively involved in the Tucson Association of Wedding Planners, the first of it’s kind in Tucson.

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(Pure in Art Photography)

Get to know Skylar and find out why you absolutely need to meet her:

Where does your inspiration for planning events come from?

I have always been an organized individual – which is an absolute necessity in this industry – and often found myself taking the lead on small events here and there, but I did not develop a true passion for weddings, specifically, until college. I was so fortunate to train and learn about the wedding industry under the supervision of a nationally recognized planner and it was her guidance that really shaped my passion for creating beautiful events. I look at each wedding as an opportunity to create something utterly unique and very specific to the couple so that they can really feel like the event was theirs.

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(SMS Photography)

What is your favorite aspect of event planning?
I absolutely love to see a group of individual vendors come together and create a team. Part of my job is putting my clients in touch with those vendors that not only fit their budget and vision, but their personality and style as well. When I hear a bride or groom say, “I am in love with my photographer!” that puts a smile on my face. Ultimately, every couple as a vision for their wedding day and if I can make that dream a reality then I have done my job.

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(Misty Sims Photography)

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(SMS Photography)

What are your strengths as an event planner?
Every event planner has a few key strengths: obsessive organization, a passion for the industry and an unusually high tolerance for stressful situations. I consider myself to have all of those qualities but with a few other key points. Because I did not begin my career in Tucson, I have had the fortunate opportunity to experience several other wedding industries. Wedding trends, styles, budgets and traditions can vary drastically from one city – or state – to the next and because Tucson is such a destination wedding hub, it really benefits both the couple and myself to have a national understanding of weddings, rather than just local.

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(SMS Photography)

What do you think is the key to a fabulous wedding?
Three things: flawless execution on the day of the event, an experienced vendor team and a decorative flare that speaks to the personality of the couple. Fabulous events require more than just gorgeous décor and delicious food (although that helps!); they need consistent flow throughout the evening in order to keep guests entertained and they need a stress-free bride and groom who can enjoy their evening as the guests of honor.

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(Misty Sims Photography)

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(SMS Photography)

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(Alewine Photography)

What top 3 trends are you most excited about for 2015 weddings?
1. Bold colors. Pantone’s Color of the Year really set the stage for bold shades in 2015 and I am really excited to see couples incorporating more and more of that in to their décor. Gone are the days of soft blush hues; vibrant reds and deep emeralds are replacing the formerly ‘shabby chic’ look with a much bolder statement.
2. Naked tables (i.e: farm tables). In the past, couples have chosen to adorn their tables with specialty linen, overlays and table runners. Now, they are choosing to use the natural beauty of wood to compliment their décor, rather than take away from it. I love this because it really brings the focus of the tables on to the other décor aspects such as the table arrangements and floral accents.
3. Floral accents. While I love a stunning centerpiece or noteworthy bouquet, the popularization of floral chandeliers and crawling vines has my heart beaming. This particular trend might be my favorite simply because of its versatility. Whether it is a formal ballroom reception or a lovely outdoor garden wedding, greenery still makes a statement.

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(Alewine Photography)

Anything else we should know about Skylight Events?

One thing that I think is important, specifically, about my company is that we have an entire team dedicated to every client that includes a Senior wedding planner, an Assistant wedding planner, and a Senior Design Consultant. 

Just like any wedding vendor, each planner has their own style so you may need to meet with a few planners to find “The One” but once you meet him/her, you know it.  Your ideas flow freely, you instantly feel trust and connection, and most importantly, you feel at ease. You get to enjoy wedding planning because you’ve decided to hire an experienced planning partner. It’s bliss!

For more information and to set up an initial consultation with Skylar, visit Skylight Events online or call 520.780.6780

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27
Jan
Tucson Wedding Vendor Spotlight: Frostings Event Design and Rentals
categories: Floral Inspiration, For Your Ceremony, Meet Our People, Reception ideas, Trends, Wedding Inspiration, Wedding Resources, What's Hot in Rentals

Event rental companies hold the key to your wedding decor dreams- the furniture, linens, draping, and all the other extra goodies they provide make a huge impact on the atmosphere of your wedding- and planning your wedding in Tucson has never been better. The wedding vendors you have access to right here in Tucson are phenomenal and Elite Circle rental and design firm Frostings Event Design and Rentals is, without question, one of the very best you’ll ever work with.

Frostings recently moved into a huge showroom where you can see, touch, and “play wedding” with their rental and event supplies. We’ve worked with them for years and not only will you adore their selection of rental items, you’ll love their warm and helpful attitude. They’re true professionals and every event that makes an impression on us typically includes Frostings Event Design and Rentals as one of the vendors involved.

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How is the new showroom different than the previous showroom? We ran our business for almost 7 years with no showroom, it was with the use of a virtual catalog and on site consultations that allowed us to take care of our clients… As we grew our inventory with more and more specialty rental items, we decided to enter the wedding market, and here we are, producing over 40 weddings a year!

In our new space you can see our collection of specialty rentals and décor, you can touch our furniture and fabric treatments, and play with natural florals; we can set up a mock-up for you to help you envision your special day and of course you can play with color and texture until you find the perfect look.

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What are some of your most popular pieces? We are well known for our Lounge Furniture Rentals- our collection is the most varied in the Southwest with more colors, shapes, materials and styles than any other company and many of our pieces are one of a kind, designed by us, exclusively for the event industry. They are pieces that will enhance any space with beauty and functionality.

Also, our fabric treatments are unique to the rental market- designer fabrics help you create stages, backdrops, canopies and chuppahs; we carry many velvets, damasks, silks and satins; we also have sequin fabrics, embroidered and tri-dimensional panels, mirrored and diamond curtains…you name it, we can create any look, fulfill any dream.

We carry a new Couture linens collection that used to only be available in large cities but now, they are all here. These linens are beautiful and special- the perfect touch to highlight a sweetheart table or simply help create the most exclusive tabletops in Tucson.

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What can a couple expect to see when they come to the showroom and what might surprise them? Our 10,000+ sqft 1920’s warehouse is an inspirational space with Tabletop and Lounge installations that change 4 times a year; while here, a couple will learn about the details that separate a typical celebration from one that has been planned with every detail in mind. They will get in touch with all of their senses: sight, touch, sound & taste…We offer the perfect playground for couples to reflect on their personalities and how they want to show them on the day of their wedding. Our endless possibilities ensure that their special day will be memorable.

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(All above photos: Sherry Ann Photography)

What are some new event rental trends that you’re excited about? Our favorite event design trends include: Decorative lighting and tables with no tablecloths; the use of furniture and lighting fixtures for a more residential feel; unusual containers for candles and floral arrangements, asymmetry and the use of unique pieces, textures and colors when designing an event; transitioning your guests through different environments for a more dramatic experience.

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What does Frostings offer couples planning their weddings that is completely unique to Tucson? We are the perfect fit for the discerning couple. With a Décor & Event Rentals collection like no other in the Southwest (our inventory keeps on increasing by the day) there is always something new, special and unique awaiting our clients; we never rest when it comes to making the newest trends accessible. From classic to contemporary, rustic to glam, we carry an array of pieces to cater to every taste and budget, and that is what makes us different.  The variety of our rentals and décor items is curated by our talented head designer, Paloma Rodarte, who will guide you through the entire process of creating a memorable celebration for you and your loved ones.

We are the only design firm in Arizona that owns all of our inventory, therefore, you deal directly with the source. The items are all here, available, at your fingertips.

We did our most recent fashion and cover photo shoots at the Frostings warehouse and we were so impressed by the sheer amount of space and limitless options available. The resulting images were just gorgeous!

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(Photographer: Something Blue Photography :: Set design and furnishings: Frostings Event Design & Rentals :: Gowns (L-R): Maya Palace, J Bridal Boutique, J Bridal Boutique, Gigi Bridal Boutique :: Hair and makeup stylist: Artisan Salon :: Location: Shot on location at Frostings Event Design & Rentals Showroom :: Floral design and creative stylist: Villa Feliz Flowers :: Model: Jordan of the Agency Arizona )

Frostings Event Design and Rentals is located at 830 E 17th Street Tucson, AZ :: (520) 591 4964

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16
Dec
Tucson Bride & Groom: Winter Spring 2015!
categories: Bridal Fashions, Floral Inspiration, Health and Beauty, Wedding Inspiration, Wedding Resources, What's Hot in Rentals

This beauty of a wedding magazine is arriving at stores throughout Tucson and at the offices of Tucson’s Elite Circle wedding vendors this week!

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The vibrant colors, dramatic low back of the gown, lovely hair, and stunning bride make it one of our very favorites to date! Find copies at any of these fine establishments and visit our website for even more wedding inspiration (you can download our digital magazine from our website too)!

The Cover Shoot Team:

Floral Design and Creative Stylist: Villa Feliz Flowers

Photographer:
Something Blue Photography

Set Design and Furnishings:
Frostings Event Design & Rentals

Gown:
Maya Palace

Hair and Makeup Stylist:
Artisan Salon

Model:
Jordan of the Agency Arizona

Location:
Shot on location at Frostings Event Design & Rentals

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6
Jun
Summer Fall 2014 Sneak Peek!
categories: Wedding Resources

Our Summer Fall 2014 issue is about to hit the stands and we get all kinds of giddy…the hard work has been done and now we’re just waiting in anticipation for it to arrive! Tucson brides, this is YOUR magazine. It’s the one that inspires you to make your wedding beautiful, meaningful, and fun. It gives advice that no other Tucson magazine takes the time to give. The photography is top-notch so each glossy page is swoon-worthy. Our Elite Circle shines as real Tucson couples are featured throughout our Just Married! articles. From cover to cover, it’s all you could want in a wedding magazine.

We like to keep our beautiful pages under wraps until the right time but we are willing to show you a little sneak peek of what you can expect from our cover. Here’s a bit “About the Cover”:

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Location: The Highlands at Dove Mountain :: Photographer: She.we Studio :: Carriage: Sentinel Carriage Company :: Floral Design: Posh Petals :: Gown and Jewelry: J Bridal Boutique :: Hair Styling and Makeup Artist: Artisan Salon :: Cinematographer: Video She.we Studio :: Model: Taylor Marie, The Agency ArizonaBlogthinline

Look for our Summer Fall 2014 issue mid-June at one of these fine establishments and download your free digital copy on our website!

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