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Bright Floral Touches + Modern Design Make This Colorful Tucson Wedding

Okay, okay, I know I went a little crazy with the inspiration boards from this Tucson wedding, but when you take a look below and in The Vault, you’ll see why. Elyse Hall Photography just captured so much pretty, like the Bride’s engagement ring (crafted from a Wooly Mammoth fossil!) and the bright blooms. You’ll see — Rackel Gehlsen Weddings & Events created a desert dream. And I never want to wake up.

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Spring
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Al Fresco

From Rackel Gehlsen Weddings & EventsNicole is a Tucson native, and wanted to share her beloved hometown with all of her family and friends. She wanted the outdoor elements of the desert beauty with bright florals and touches of modern décor. Now that she lives in New York, we created a chic lounge for the dancing, featuring Wayne Foster Entertainment. Nicole also LOVES science so her ring was actually made of a Woolly Mammoth Fossil. It was important to her to use lots of Natural elements to achieve the feeling we also used lots of Geodes and Natural Gem stones to bring her LOVE for Nature to the night. Nicole is very talented all the paper watercolor art was created by Nicole herself. So great. I loved all the natural touches with leather wrapping around the invitations.

We surprised Nicole, Jon and their guest with Fireworks right cute the cake, it was a magical element. Wayne Foster Entertainment for the Afterglow Party. Frostings Event Design Rentals created a chic New York 1920’s inspired nightclub with several vignettes of specialty décor.

Bistro lighting and amber up lighting throughout the perimeter with Mexican Pin Stars, farm tables mixed in with round tables dressed in natural birch desert textures, Napa chairs at the guest tables, and mirrored boxes, a variety of geodes, and different heights of floating candles to illuminate the cascading floral.

Color palette was natural desert birch and elegant turquoise. The style of wedding flowers was a loose and organic mix of garden roses, spray roses, ranunculus, poppies, scabiosa, in shades of coral, hot pink, with an accent of aqua toned succulents and coordinating whimsical foliages.

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Photography: Elyse Hall Photography | Event Planning: Rackel Gehlsen Weddings & Events | Floral Design: Elaine Taylor Fine Flowers | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Cake: Loews Ventana Canyon Resort | Invitations: Brie Dumais Designs | Bride's Shoes: Monolo Blahnik | Engagement Ring: Monique Pean Homme | Jewelry: Vintage | Hair + Makeup: I Do Hair & Makeup Artistry | Band: Wayne Foster Entertainment | Groom's Attire: Suitsupply | Ceremony Music: Dr. Eduardo Costa | Venue: Loews Ventana Canyon | Event Rentals: Frostings Event Design Rentals | Water Color Painting: The Bride

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You’ll Never Believe This Wedding Wasn’t Their Original Plan

Melissa and David originally planned a destination wedding, but these two scrapped everything when their family needed the date pushed UP! In less than a month (you read right!) Melissa put together a day that looked so perfect you’d swear she spent a year planning. From the intricate Ketubah to the bride’s vintage fur handbag, Charity Maurer Photography captured it all to share in The Vault!

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Spring
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Al Fresco

From Charity Maurer PhotographyMelissa and David share so much in common, their culture, their faith, and their love of family. Originally planning a destination wedding, these two scrapped everything when their family needed the date pushed up by over half a year! In less than a month Melissa put together a day that looked so perfect you’d swear she spent a year planning. In the shade of iconic Camelback Mountain, these two were wed at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa, in Phoenix, Arizona. Combining their rich cultural heritage and their love of celebration, the details of the day were perfectly curated: from the intricate Ketubah to the bride’s vintage fur handbag, these two lovebirds thought of everything. But at the end of the day, amidst all the beauty and style, Melissa and David’s love was the most memorable. From the moments captured in their first look to their first dance as husband and wife, these two share a deep bond, and it was an honor to capture their decision to make it last forever.

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Photography: Charity Maurer Photography | Dress: Carolina Herrera | Cake: Royal Palms Resort and Spa | Hair & Makeup: Kiana | DJ: Birkett Entertainment | Venue: Royal Palms Resort and Spa

A Modern Desert With a White Monochromatic Palette

This celebration is everything. Reason being? It’s got a little something for everyone. A floral filled ceremony dreamed up by Victoria Canada Weddings & Events. A stunning Bride. An awesome ceremony sign. We’ve got all that and more (like those Wildflower Linens) and it’s all thanks to the love that Scott and Corey share. Elyse Hall Photography captured their best. day. ever. and we’ve got it all in The Vault!

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Winter
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LodgeOutdoor
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Al Fresco

From Victoria Canada Weddings And EventsI met Corey while planning her sister’s wedding so when Corey got engaged I was thrilled to be asked to join their wedding planning team! Scott proposed to Corey in Santa Barbara and that really drove the feel of the event. El Chorro Lodge is nestled in Paradise Valley, Arizona and has a distinct Spanish feel. Corey and Scott wanted their wedding to be beautiful but relaxed. This also exemplified them as a couple. They were always so warm and friendly, every vendor fell in love with them!

The ceremony floral was nicknamed the “hug” because the floral piece had a rounded effect. In essence it felt like they were being hugged with flowers. It was the perfect space for them to say their vows handwritten in custom books as keepsakes.

The Reception was draped in a sheer drape that was a ballet slipper pink. Gobos were layered onto the ceiling to provide light and ambiance. Delicate floral was hung from the existing trio of chandeliers as well as added to the space with other crystal pieces. The entire atmosphere was light and bright but warm and romantic. There was a subtle beauty to the wedding that still felt special and glamorous. This was evident from the gorgeous wedding dress with illusion details to her white Christian Louboutin heels.

From The Bride + Groom…Scott a Michigan native and Corey a long way from her home in Arizona met in Biology class while both studying Kinesiology at the University of Michigan. Corey was a member of the Michigan Dance Team and Scott was a member of the football team. They began dating in 2009 and have spent a portion of everyday of these last 6 years together ever since. They currently reside in Scottsdale, Arizona with their 1 year old Golden Retriever, Chesney. Corey will graduate Medical School in May 2016, and Scott works for EXOS, a leader in human performance.

Scott and Corey chose The Historic El Chorro Lodge for their wedding venue for the stunning views of Camelback Mountain and the rustic/intimate feel of the reception space. It doesn’t hurt that the food and service is first class and absolutely incredible. Corey wanted to go with a monochromatic white “desert beach” theme. It was a requirement for the decor to include overwhelming amounts of floral and Petal Pusher delivered! The esthetic very much represented them as a couple; romantic, soft, elegant, and easy. They wanted our guests to be comfortable, enjoy great food and drinks, and dance all night to an amazing band. After almost 2 years of planning the team of vendors led by Victoria Canada provided just that and more and the compliment of the night was “you look so relaxed”, exactly what they hoped their guests would say! The whole day came and went as if it were a dream, and as Scott and Corey exclaimed, “we only wish we could do it all over again!”

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Photography: Elyse Hall Photography | Cinematography: No Box Films | Floral Design: Petal Pusher | Wedding Dress: Jacinda Gown By Watters | Cake: La Dolce Pesca | Invitations: Celebrations in Paper | Bride’s Shoes: Louboutin | Makeup: Courtney Montes And Oscar Andujo | Hair: Emily Lopez | Lighting:Karma Event Lighting | Band: The JJ’s Band | Officiant: Matt Nathanson | Ceremony Music: String Serenade | Venue: El Chorro | Bridal Boutique: Mariée | Cocktail Hour Music: Applause Production And Entertainment | Drapes: Quest Drape | Event Styling + Coordination: Victoria Canada Weddings and Events | Linen Rentals: Wildflower Linen | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

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