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“Fly Me to the Moon” Arizona Wedding Inspiration

Chock full of stellar details like “moon rocks” atop the escort cards and dessert table, a custom altar with a sweet crescent moon cutout, and adorable, intergalactic invitations printed with “I love you to the moon and back,” this inspiration shoot from Daniel Kim Photography is out of this world! Take a peek at the full gallery, and be inspired to feel your love sail among the stars — to infinity and beyond.

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From Tremaine Ranch… We love the idea of inspiration shoots. It is amazing to see all different vendors work together on creating something magical! When trying to come up with a unique concept; something that hasn’t been done before, Leah Theodosis with Tremaine Ranch decided to try to take inspiration from music. It all started with the romantic song “Fly Me to the Moon”. This is such a popular song that many people are familiar with. We knew there would be some sort of current way we could bring this song to life, visually. This song was originally written in 1954 by Bart Howard. It has made its rounds through many famous singers, including, Peggy Lee, Dean Martin and Nat King Cole.

We also wanted to incorporate many popular items that are slowly but beautifully popping up into the wedding & event styling world. Imagine industrial furniture, natural elements, crystals (moon rocks… if you will), hand painted backdrops and whimsical wardrobe with a 1920s -1940s vintage glam feel. Our color palette included deep tones of violet & blue hues, that were inspired by the agate pieces used on our table setting. Agate is prized for its extraordinary stripes of vivid color, which were a perfect contrast to the airy esthetic of film. We also used many pieces of amethyst in our decor. Jenn with Mignonne Handmade is a local Phoenix designer, who creates beautiful one of a kind head pieces. The pieces used incorporated crystals & amethyst, which completely tied our theme together.

We used The Icehouse in downtown Phoenix as our venue of choice. The warehouse style with the open ceiling was the perfect location for our day. It has a rich meld of refined elegance with industrial edge. Daniel Kim used the natural lighting to take beautiful film photographs throughout our shoot. Erica Marr created such a soft, elegant & vintage film that tastefully captures the day of our shoot. Using a version of “Fly Me to the Moon” as the music for the video, we couldn’t have imagined a more perfect film to showcase all of the hard work behind this concept.

Photography: Daniel Kim Photography | Videography: Erica Marr Films | Floral Design: Garden Gate Flowers | Makeup: Sandy Goldstein | Hair: Amy Freudenberg | Wedding Venue: The Icehouse | Bench Rentals, Cake Table, Custom Moon Backdrop & Alter: Tremaine Ranch | Cake & Macarons: Ruze Cake House | Concept & Styling: Leah Theodosis with Tremaine Ranch | Day of Assistant: Bekah Odgear with Tremaine Ranch | Paper Goods: Tiffany Egbert | Table & Chair Rentals: Native Events | Wedding Dress & Hair Accessories: Mignonne Handmade

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Rustic Elegant Wedding at The Secret Garden

The aptly named Secret Garden needs to duplicate itself all over the country because I have a feeling I’m not the only person to fall immediately in love with it. Add in this Bride’s beautiful vision of simple elegance and abundant flowers by Sarah’s Garden, and I’m head over heels. With shades of red and pink taking center stage, I’m pinning Brittany Mahood’s pics over and over again; see it all right here!

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From Brittany Mahood Photography… Brad and Bekah planned their wedding long distance as they are both missionaries working both within the States and internationally.

Stunning in it’s simplicity, Bekah planned a beautifully curated wedding by keeping her wedding about the important things; her handsome groom, gorgeous maids in floor length dresses and lush florals by the amazing Sarah’s Garden.

A ceremony at sunset followed by a glowing reception, it was the perfect winter’s day in Phoenix.

This wedding was shot on a Contax 645 with Fuji film which I feel lended itself to the delicate and soft nature of this wedding.

Photography: Brittany Mahood Photography | Floral Design: Sarah's Garden | Wedding Venue: Secret Garden Event Center

Blogger Bride A Dash of Details’ Bridal Shower

Hi Brides-to-be! It’s Ali from A Dash of Details back to share some fun details from my bridal shower. With the countdown to the Big Day approaching ever so quickly (a little less than 2 weeks away!), it was so fun to take time and enjoy a day with everyone I love. My best friends, family and even a surprise guest showered me with so much love and kindness. Come inside my special day!

I was so overwhelmed with emotion when I arrived at my shower. For the first time it started to feel like I was actually getting married! I cried so many happy tears when each of my friends walked in the door. They are seriously the best!

My Aunts’ found the most darling spot to host my shower, The Henry. It is the cutest restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona adorned with rustic details and great light! They filled the room with citrus and white rose vases, Rifle Paper Co. decorations, and Elizabeth and James Nirvana Perfume and Coin Purses for everyone. We sipped on mimosas, enjoyed delicious food, played fun games, and laughed until our belly’s hurt. I felt like a princess.

My favorite part (if I had to pick a favorite part) was the Polaroid book from my Aunt Jill. Each girl took a picture with me when they arrived and wrote a special note on each page. It was so sweet and will be something I will keep forever! I hope you enjoyed a little peek into my shower. Stay tuned for lots of pre-wedding details coming soon!
xox- Ali

I hope you enjoyed a little peek into my shower. Stay tuned for lots of pre-wedding details coming soon!
xox- Ali

Photography: Elyse Hall Photography | Bride's Skirt: BCBG | Bride's Top: : BCBG | Gifts: Elizabeth and James Nirvana Perfume and Coin Purses | Paper Goods: Rifle Paper Co. | Restaurant/ Event Space: The Henry

Ali Bronska

Blogger Bride
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To usher in the weekend, we’ve got a whole lot of pretty up our sleeves thanks to Stevee Danielle Hair and Makeup. For the past five years, these hair + make up gurus have been bringing the salon directly to brides and their ladies. With an incredible staff that trains weekly on bridal specific styles + makeup looks, you can rest assured that you’ll be looking your best on your big day!

Available 24/7,  Stevee Danielle Hair and Makeup with do their magic in their studio or on location (with no traveling fees!). They use the best brands (MAC + Dinair for airbrush) and make sure you and your ladies are looking gorgeous! Head over here for more info and to book your big day.

Welcome to the family, Stevee!  We are so excited to have you! xo

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Blogger Bride A Dash of Details’ Arizona Engagement

Ali here from A Dash of Details continuing the fun with my blogger bride series. I’m so excited about today’s post because I not only get to introduce you to my soon-to-be hubby, but also our amazing wedding photographer, Elyse Hall. Photography is so important to us on our big day, so being able to find JUST the right someone to capture the beautiful moments was a win in our book.

When it comes to engagement pictures, it was so important to the two of us to try to capture our personalities in the photos. After dating for almost 7 years, Patrick and I surprisingly do not have very many pictures together. Before our session, Elyse and I chatted about some ways to get the most out of our e-sesh she’s breaking down the details below.

From Elyse Hall Photography

LOCATION

The first thing when planning your engagement session is to determine the location. When it comes to engagement pictures, location dictates almost everything about the shoot – from the feel and vibe, outfits and message to the sentiments the couple are trying to convey. My first questions to every couple are “What are you envisioning?” or “Do you have a look you are going for?” The location to be about the couple and not the photographer.  I always suggest two locations. I think it is fun to do something different and maybe even contrasting. For this engagement sessions,  I loved the idea of shooting somewhere soft like El Chorro and then heading to the Sanctuary Resort to get a pop of color.

I also recommend picking at least one location that is super special to the couple. I have photographed where couples ate during their first date, their favorite coffee shop, their first homes together, or even at the spot where they got engaged. In other words, any place that is special to the couple – that is my absolute favorite. 

OUTFITS

When it comes to choosing out outfits, my best tip is to dress for the location and wear something you feel AMAZING in. Pick colors, patterns and styles that fit the look you are going for. I also love working with juxtaposition; I love the idea of a really elegant dress against a desert backdrop or farm field. Another tip for all you brides out there is to have your hair and make up trials done on the day of your e-session. Its a great way to test out your pre-wedding look.

From Ali… Any brides out there that are struggling on picking locations, my tip is to make sure it feels like you (as a couple). Choose something that will be timeless, pick outfits that you think you will like in 10 years, and find something or somewhere that means something to the two of you as a couple. The photographer will do the rest to capture your love for each other. Until next time! xoxo

Photography: Elyse Hall Photography | Shoes: Cole Hann | Shoes: Vince | Shoes: Vans for J.Crew | Shoes : Paul Smith | Ali's Look 1: : Nordstrom Pink Dress | Ali's Look 2: : Joie Dress | Ali's Look 3: : Heidi Merrick Drake Tee | Ali's Look 4:: Heidi Merrick Dress | Ali's Look 5: : Heidi Merrick Spring 2015 Collection | Belt: KC Co. | Black Jeans: 'Verdugo' Ultra Skinny | Engagement Shoot Location: El Chorro | Hat: KC Hat | Heels: Steven by Steve Madden | Heels: Zara | Jeans: Baldwin Denim | Pants: Baldwin Camo Pants | Patrick's Look 1:: Nordstrom Shirt | Patrick's Look 2:: J.Crew Shirt | Patrick's Look 2: : Baldwin Polo | Patrick's Look 3:: Suit Supply Jacket | Patrick's Look 4:: Suit Supply Blazer | Resort: Sanctuary On Camelback | Shirt: J.Crew | Sunglasses: Celine | Wardrobe and Styling: A Dash of Details

Ali Bronska

Blogger Bride