A Storm Didn't Stop This Colorful Arizona Wedding
This couple transformed a clear top tent into a vibrant botanical paradise in Arizona.
When a storm roles in just a few days before an outdoor wedding, most would end up panicked – but not this couple. Instead, with the help of Victoria Canada Weddings and Events, they acquired a beautiful, clear top tent for the ceremony. With its strings of lights, vibrant florals, and wildly beautiful photos by Rachel Solomon, this Arizona wedding is pure magic.
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From the Bride... Blaise proposed to me in front of my entire family on top of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa (where my family is from). I soon found out that I was the only one who wasn't in on the proposal, and I was swept off my feet! That day, my mom gave me a stack of bridal and wedding magazines so we could begin the planning. My mom and I had been dreaming of my wedding day since I was a little girl – and now we could finally plan the real thing!

When Blaise and I were asked by our wedding planner what we wanted on our wedding day, we both agreed that the most important thing was that everyone have the most fun time at our wedding. We are both pretty simple people; we didn't want extra "stuff." We just wanted everyone to be present with us in a beautiful setting and to share in our happiness.

We chose the Phoenix Country Club for our wedding because I have been going there since I was a kid, and it is a beautiful venue large enough for our 250 guests. I have always pictured myself getting married outdoors, but the weather forecast the week before the wedding said it would be cold and rainy. Our amazing wedding planner, Victoria Canada, told us not to worry and found the most beautiful tent for our outdoor ceremony just days before the wedding. It ended up being even more beautiful and magical than we could have ever imagined. The lights strung across the tent made it feel like we were getting married under the stars.

Our wedding was filled with bright and vibrant flowers overlaying rustic decor – it was truly dreamy. Blaise and I smiled so much our cheeks hurt. We are so grateful to everyone who made the day come together so flawlessly. Our amazing parents provided so much love and support, and our incredible team of vendors and Victoria Canada Weddings and Events made our dream a reality. I wish we could do it all again, but we have the amazing photos by Rachel Solomon to remember every detail.

From Victoria Canada Weddings and Events... Gina and Blaise were such a fun couple. They were both on the same page along with Gina’s mom, so it was quite the fun, decisive, and creative wedding client team!

Gina wanted her florals to be bold but romantic. They felt lush and overflowing – a bit wild but had an elegant restraint. The wedding was in sunny Arizona, though Mother Nature had alternate plans. We had an epic storm come through 72 hours before the wedding, which made for a cold and windy day. We ultimately installed a clear top tent, and the end result was quite magical. I felt like it was a perfect little jewel box dripping with portofino lights, stunning floral installations, and a beautiful chuppah. The guests felt warm and cozy, and it was special for all in attendance to be present to this beautiful union.

We transformed the ballroom at Phoenix Country Club with a beautiful garden effect. We balanced the dark jade linen with the lightness of the drape. Florals entwined in the chandeliers over the dance floor for a botanical effect. It was truly magical, and we could not be happier for Gina and Blaise. They were amazing to work with and flexible with the weather options!