If you’re the kind of bride who doesn’t shy away from a jewel tone, or who thinks your wedding florals should make a statement, this gallery right here is so completely for you. We’ve got lots of vendors to thank, Shannon Leahy, Emily Scott, Cherries Flowers and Bright Event Rentals, just to name a few, and you can keep the pretty going with a trip to The Vault.
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From Shannon Leahy Events…Heather and Josh wanted to give their guests the quintessential wine country weekend, selecting Kunde Family Estate as the perfect location for their wedding.
For the design, we wanted to balance the brides love for neutrals and organic materials with fun pops of color. Seasonal stone fruit became the inspiration for our color palette – deep plum, golden yellow/orange, and rich, berry pink. To add a little bit of glamour we added rose gold metallic accents and carried them through the invitation all the way to the flatware on the tables.
Wedding guests enjoyed fresh California fare by Componere Catering, and finished the meal with pies flown in straight from Texas from the Groom’s favorite pie shop, Royer’s Cafe. They ended the evening dancing under Kunde’s ancient oak trees lit by glowing market lights to amazing live music by N’Demand, the couple’s favorite dance band from Los Angeles.
Photography: Emily Scott | Cinematography: Reel Eyes Media | Event Planning: Shannon Leahy Events | Floral Design: Cherries Flowers | Cake: Branching Out Cakes | Catering: Componere Fine Catering | Hair + Makeup: Professional Makeup Artistry | Lighting: Bright Event Rentals | Band: Jordan Music Entertainment | String Quartet: Bellarosa String Quartet | Transportation: California Wine Tours | Venue: Kunde Family Estate | Goblets + Chargers: Frances Lane | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Linen | Rentals: Archive Rentals | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Wedding Dress Stylist: The Wedding Detailor
To know Maggie Sottero is to love Maggie Sottero, so spending our day diving head first into a sea of their gorgeous sheath gowns? About to make our Thursday sooo much better. Think beautifully crafted masterpieces boasting glittering embellishments, silky soft fabrics and silhouettes that are equal parts sweet AND sexy. It’s everything you’ve ever wanted, loves. Take a look.
Whether you are planning a soiree fit for a Disney princess, an intimate affair with just your nearest and dearest or a rustic party that is just as fabulous as you and your sweetie, Maggie Sottero has a sheath gown perfect for you and your wedding. From the soft tulle and crystal buttons of the Andraea to the illusion side panels and bold open back (YES) of the Aspen to the long sleeves and subtle lace of the Deirdre, each and every perfectly crafted gown will fit you like.a.glove and WOW everyone you know with their intricate + seriously stunning details (ahem, Swarovski crystals). Think all of the romance of a ballgown with a side of sass that is totally unique and totally YOU. How awesome is that??
If you dreaming of saying “I do” decked out in the head to toe metallic embroidered lace (hello, Kylie), plan on rocking an ultra-feminine silhouette with hand-placed lace appliqués like the Mirelle or want something that is classic with a decidedly modern twist (we’re looking at you, Sipriana), Maggie Sottero’s collection of awe-inspiring sheath gowns is aisle-approved in every.which.way. Do yourself a favor and head there NOW to select your dream gown. It’s definitely waiting.
In a perfect petal-filled world, we’d all be able to whip up a bouquet as flawless as this in a heartbeat. Until that day, we’re grateful to have bonafide bloom experts like Violet and Verde to show us the ropes…and spill their hard-fought secrets in the process. Press play to see this pros’ flawless technique — but try and keep things hush-hush, because your new found chops might just put your local florist out of business!
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You know what I love about this couple? They broke all the rules and had what I’m deeming the Coolest. Wedding. Ever. They let the Scottsdale desert play backdrop to an untraditional “I do” complete with color, whimsy, and of course, a killer taco truck. Let you hair down and head straight to the gallery from Paul Von Rieter.
From The Bride…Since the moment we got engaged (full disclosure since before we got engaged), I knew I wanted a desert wedding. I was raised in Scottsdale and we take many trips to Palm Springs so it was the perfect theme. I planned the wedding myself with the help of my mom and 2 sisters. The most important thing to us was that we threw a fun party where everyone could let their hair down and have a good time! I used the same mentality with most of the planning. I told my bridesmaids to pick out whatever dress they wanted as long as it was navy and lace. Since everyone in my party is so different and two of them are new moms I wanted each of them to feel beautiful walking down the aisle and you can’t do that with a cookie-cutter bridesmaids dress. None of them chose a traditional dress and I loved it!
We did almost everything ourselves from making mason jar candles to my dad building a dance floor out of reclaimed wood. We planted cacti in tins 6 months before the wedding so the flowers would bloom in time for the reception. I created the sangria recipes from scratch, our friends were tasked with taste testing whenever they came over! We used traditional serape blankets for our guests to sit on at the ceremony site as well as made our programs into fans so they could stay cool in the Arizona sun! I walked down the aisle to an acoustic version of “Today” by The Smashing Pumpkins and my dad officiated. We dedicated the sweets table to my Grandmother who passed two weeks before the wedding, which was my favorite detail from the day. We decided on a taco truck and a great salsa bar so our guests could eat dinner whenever they wanted- it paired so perfectly with the kind of reception we wanted to have- a big party! Our cake was a wedding gift from my mom’s best friend!
We decided against most of the traditional reception activities. We didn’t do a bouquet or garter toss (in fact, I didn’t even wear one). Instead of doing the chicken dance and Y.M.C.A we chose a really fun mix of current and retro dance songs. My mom tells me that still 6 months later her friends are talking about what a fun party we threw! Mission accomplished.
Photography: Paul Von Rieter | Floral Design: Hoot And Holler | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Ceremony Venue: Scottsdale Botanical Garden | Reception Venue: At Home | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Nordstrom | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J Crew | Hair: Marc And Company | Groom's Attire: Top Man | Groomsmen Attire: Top Man | Photography - Assistance: Carmen Santorelli | Programs: Rebekah Disch Design | Signage + Favors: Revelry Social