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Blogger Bride A Dash of Details Rustic Elegant Spring Wedding

We’ve had the immense pleasure of getting to know Ali, the lovely lady behind A Dash of Details, over the past few months, from her engagement and bridal shower to a fun DIY and a bunch of advice bits in between. And now we’re at the grand finale, her amazingly elegant wedding, perfectly on par with the fashionable blogger she is. From a beautiful morning with her ladies to french fries at night, Ali knows how to do it right – with Elyse Hall capturing every second of it. See it all right this way!


From The Bride… It’s Ali here from A Dash of Details spilling all of the details from our wedding day. Being a blogger, I could not have imagined a better place than Style Me Pretty to share my wedding planning journey. Now that we are enjoying newlywed bliss, I can honestly say the year leading up to our wedding was the most fun and exciting year of our relationship. From the first day we met with our wedding planner, Jennifer, to the moment Patrick carried me in the rain to our honeymoon suite, it was the fairytale wedding I always dreamt of. Here’s how it unfolded…

After we got engaged, we started discussing our dream wedding. It was no surprise that we both wanted a spring outdoor wedding, or that Patrick just wanted to make my fairytale wedding dreams come true. When we first stepped onto The Montelucia property, we knew it was the place we were going to get married. The ceremony location’s stunning Camelback backdrop and cozy ballroom sealed the deal. Similar to our style, we wanted our wedding to be a reflection of us. Our vision was for our guest to feel like they were walking into our home for a dinner party.

Jen, our wedding planner, from Imoni Events took our Restoration Hardware-meets-classic style and created the most amazing design plan. From the rustic wood bars with the monogram I designed, to the soft La Tavola linens, to the sprawling eucalyptus garland from Butterfly Petals, our vendor team did not miss a detail.

The night before our big day, my best friends stayed the night in our bridal suite. We had dance parties, jumped on the beds and laughed until we cried telling stories about growing up. It was one of those moments in time I will never forget. Having my bridesmaids by my side was such an important part of our entire planning process, so I really wanted to give them something special for being a part of my big day. When they arrived into the bridal suite on Saturday morning they were greeted with a gift bag filled with an Eberjey Robe, a monogram hanger for their dress, a pair of BaubleBar earrings and a glass of champagne to get the party started.

It was a surreal feeling looking at my dress hanging in the bridal suite. I knew when it came to my bridal look, I wanted something timeless and classic. Monique Lhuiller has always been one my favorite designers so when I tried on my dress, I just knew it was the one. The layers of soft tulle and Chantilly lace were just perfection! My amazing makeup artist, Stephanie, created a natural, dewy look with a rose colored lip. My hairstylist, Morgan, kept my hair simple by adding loose curls with a few stands pulled back from my face. We added a cathedral length veil for a little drama during the ceremony. Since Patrick is a foot taller than me, these Stuart Weitzman’s were the perfect 5 and half-inch heel. After a day of fun with all my favorite girls, it was finally time to see the man of my dreams.

A big decision in the planning process was deciding on a “First Look.” We went back and forth on this decision, but with the help of Jen and Elyse, we chose to have a private moment before the ceremony. Ultimately, we decided we wanted to be able to enjoy as much of the night with our friends and family. I wouldn’t change that feeling of calmness when I first saw Patrick for the world.

The ceremony site was even more romantic than I could have ever imagined. Hundreds of white roses hung from the pergola, which created the backdrop for the ceremony along with the breathtaking view of Camelback Mountain. Wooden cross-back chairs with white cushions flanked the aisle and Butterfly Petals created the most beautiful olive leaf, eucalyptus and white rose garland that draped the back of the chairs.

Our wedding planner and I wanted to make sure there were personal touches throughout the entire day. As a gift to Patrick and I, she surprised us with a beautiful wood sign with our names that became the centerpiece of the escort board. The escort board was my favorite detail from the day. Page and Mason created the most beautiful watercolor swatch escort cards on an oversized pin board flanked with white garden rose and eucalyptus garland.

For the reception, we wanted our guest to feel as if they were at an intimate dinner party (even with our 200 guests). Our long head table was covered with navy and white ticking stripe La Tavola linens and Butterfly Petals draped a lush green garland filled with white peonies and garden roses that spanned the entire table. Candles were intertwined within the garland for the most romantic feel. The other tables were filled with different white floral and greenery collections in wooden boxes, antique silver trays and stone vases featuring handwritten wooden table numbers created by Page and Mason. Each place setting had a paper bag menu with an individual fresh baguette (my favorite). The custom wooden bars featured the groom’s favorite craft beers.

The most talked about detail of the wedding was The Hip Booth, a fun photo experience. Our planner re-used the roses from the ceremony to create the backdrop and fun props made for some great still motion pictures! Everyone got to take home a little memory from our wedding.

Instead of a takeaway for our guests, we decided our guests might enjoy a little take-out. If you have ever met me, you would know my favorite food is French Fries. It is even part of my childhood nickname. My mom and I created these take-out containers filled a sweet and salty treat for our guests to take back to their rooms.

The best part of our entire day, other than saying “I do,” was dancing the night away with all of our favorite people, even my 92 year old Grandpa was on the dance floor. We were blown away by our band, Sapphire Sky. The music was so important to us when it came to planning our wedding and we loved that everyone was on the dance floor the entire night. The band continued for an extra hour because no one was ready to leave! It was truly unforgettable.

A big thanks to our parents and all of the vendors that made our fairytale wedding come true. Thanks for following my wedding planning process on Style Me Pretty. Be sure to stay tuned for a recap of our honeymoon in Costa Rica!

Photography: Elyse Hall Photography | Event Planning: Imoni Events | Floral Design: Butterfly Petals | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: La Dolce Pesca | Invitations: Blue Eye Brown Eye | Bride's Shoes: Stuart Weitzman | Bridesmaids' Shoes: Steve Madden | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Natalie Deayala Collection | Makeup: SN Makeup | Band: Sapphire Sky | Groom's Attire: Suit Supply | Ceremony Music: Obadiah Parker | Venue: Omni Scottsdale Resort And Spa At Montelucia | Bride And Bridesmaids' Robes: Eberjey | Bride's Jewelry: Jenny Packham | Bridesmaids' Earrings: BaubleBar | Cake Knife: Kate Spade | Flower Girl Dresses: J.Crew | Guest Book: Artifact Uprising | Late Night Snacks: A Dash Of Details | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Linens | Maid Of Honor Gift: Kate Spade Knot Bangle | Menus, Escort Cards And Signage: Page And Mason | Photo Booth: The Hip Booth | Rentals: Event Rents | Ribbon: FrouFrou Chic | Ring Box: The Mrs. Box | Toasting Glasses: Waterford Champagne Belle Coupe | Watercolor Signs: A Dash Of Details

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Glamorous Desert-Inspired Scottsdale Wedding

Take one seriously drop-dead gorgeous Bride, add a dash of glamour with shimmering champagne sequins and a touch of rustic with local desert cacti, infuse with the prettiest blush pink florals and ‘maids dresses, and you have the perfect recipe for these stunning rustic and glamorous desert “I Do’s,” captured by Charity Maurer Photography. Take a peek at all the pretty in the full gallery here!


From The Bride…Bradley and I wanted our day to be a reflection of us, our relationship and a celebration full of life, love, and laughter. The Arizona desert is where we fell in love, where we live and where we eventually want to start a family, so it felt like the right place to promise our forevers. The first venue we visited was Sassi in Scottsdale, and we immediately knew it was the spot for us. We chose a Saturday less than six months away so we had to prioritize our planning. I partnered with the incredibly talented Chelsi Lemons of Two Lemons in Love, who helped me craft my vision. We went with a light, romantic palate including blush, cream and champagne tones. By keeping our colors soft, we had room to incorporate some glistening golds and sparkles without losing the sweetness of it all. I love mixing styles and textures so it’s difficult to label our day with a particular theme. We had glitz and glam but also some rustic charm and vintage touches. I gave Chelsi a lot of creative control over the details, and when I walked through the venue the day of our wedding, I was amazed!

Everything was perfect- better than I could have imagined! We chose an eclectic mix of vases and candles to adorn the tables; the fountain courtyard was lined with lanterns and bright bulb lights were strung overhead which gave it a warm glow. Our hand-watercolored menus and handwritten escort cards were personal touches noticed by our guests. Our sweetheart table was Pinterest perfection, complete with a eucalyptus swag and loveseat-a special place for Bradley and me to connect between all the dancing and visiting. There were so many amazing moments of the day that I will remember forever. When Charity took us off for sunset romance pictures, we had a moment to ourselves and could hear all of our guests celebrating in the background; it was surreal seeing so many of our favorite people from all facets of our lives, celebrating together throughout the weekend. I will always cherish our personalized vows and I loved when Bradley surprised me with a serenade at the reception. The night ended with a sparkler send off and a kiss. Our motorized chariot whisked us off into wedded bliss… Our most special day was everything that we hoped it would be and more!

Photography: Charity Maurer Photgraphy | Videographer: Sadie Such Films | Floral & Event Design: Two Lemons In Love | Wedding Dress: Lillian Lottie Couture | Cake: Let Them Eat Cake | Make Up: Beauty By Erica | Hair: All Done Up! | DJ: Ray the DJ | Venue: Sassi Weddings

SMP Blogger Bride Rose + Flower Crown DIY

Hi Brides! Its Ali from A Dash Of Details here again with a little Flower Crown DIY. In the midst of all the wedding planning craziness, it’s always nice to take some time out and spend it with your girlfriends.The week leading up to the wedding can be stressful, so we took a few hours, drank a little rosé, and learned how to make flower crowns from our resident expert, Mandi from Butterfly Petals .

An assortment of flowers and greenery
Flower Shears
Twigs or Floral Wire
Flower Glue

Step 1 | Bring out the wine, set the table and add some fun tunes. Mandi brought over a wide selection of beautiful blooms (my personal favorite, the Juliette rose, included). I set the table with a white table cloth from La Tavola Linens and some great modern glasses from Crate and Barrel. Thankfully the clear vases full of flowers were the perfect centerpiece for our little get together.

Step 2 | Mandi showed us how to make the base of the flower crown. Instead of using floral wire,we used twigs. Not only does it give a rustic feel but it is much easier, and takes half the time as using floral wire. Take each end of the twigs and start twisting. Once they are wrapped together, fit to your head and then twist the ends to make a circle. Cut the excess with flower shears and tuck in the ends together.

Step 3 | Pick your color scheme.

Step 4 | Take your first flower and apply a generous amount of glue to the twig base. Let it dry for a moment (perfect time to sip your drink) and then apply your first flower onto the twigs. Tip: Make sure to use your flower shears to cut the flower so there is a flush base. The glue will hold better on a flat surface.

Step 5 |  Add a cluster of flowers, or however you want your design to look. Too add greenery, my favorite is circle eucalyptus, take some flower glue and twist the greenery between the flowers and twigs.

Step 6 | Have fun and be sure to laugh! You can never mess up when it comes to flower crowns.

Photography: Elyse Hall Photography | Event Planning: Imoni Events | Styling: A Dash Of Details | Floral Design: Butterfly Petals | Venue: Private Residence | Ali's Dress: Revolve | Ali's Jewelry:: Gorjana | Linens: La Tavola

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Ali Bronska

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