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Glamorous Orange & Gold Wedding

Take one look at this stunning Scottsdale affair and one thing is pretty obvious: the talented team at Some Like It Classic Wedding & Event Design really know how to throw a glamorous affair.  And not just any glamorous shindig – a golden-hued, take-your-breath-away party boasting vibrant orange hues and glittery goodness from Wildflower Linens.  See it all captured by Bridgette Marie Photography right here.


From Some Like It Classic… To design Colleen and Jarrod’s perfect day, we wanted it to be sophisticated and elegant just like the couple and the venue they loved so much.

The gold chairs with big white bows at ceremony were refined and classic and a last minute detail added by the Mother of the Bride that finished the look. With the existing pavillion, we wanted to soften the white with eye-catching floral and mocha colored fabric that didn’t compete with the design and the stunning lace bridesmaids’ dresses.

In the reception space, the oranges and greens with white and gold accents gave the decor a romantic feel that was timeless, just like the bride. We incorporated subtle sparkles in the rich linen fabrics, lush green floral table runners, and gold candlabras with crystal adorned floral designs.

From the Bride… I remember when I was a little girl walking with my dad along one of the many beautiful paths at the Phoenician Resort. He turned and said to me “Colleen, one day you can come here and get married.” I, of course, replied with something like “Ew, no way dad, boys are gross.” Lo and behold, about twenty years later that is exactly what happened.

I was in a local college bar one evening when I noticed a rather dashing bartender. I remember a feeling coming over me that I must meet this guy. With a little courage I introduced myself, and we hit it off right away. Fast forward a year and a half later he was down on one knee in my backyard, with our two dogs in attendance, asking me to marry him. That day I was filled with so much love and joy in my heart that words cannot describe.

When Jarrod and I started to discuss venue possibilities and our vision for the big day my mind wandered off to those family vacations in Arizona and the Phoenician. To my delight Jarrod is the typical “whatever you want, dear” kind of guy. So the Phoenician it was! Being from Nebraska I knew planning my perfect wedding from a few states away would be a challenge. This is when I sought after a wedding planner that could take my vision of timeless class and elegance and make it into a reality. In my search I stumbled upon Amina Michele, owner of Some Like It Classic in Scottsdale. Amina was an absolute dream to work with. I knew I wanted every detail of our day to stand out with beauty and vibrancy, I’m a girl who loves a little glitter and glam! Amina ran with that and set me up with the perfect vendors who made it all possible!

Jarrod and I were so blessed to get to work with such amazing vendors. Everyone went above and beyond our expectations to make our special day everything we desired. We wanted it to be a great party and for our closest family and friends, who had traveled from all over the country, to have a wonderful time. It was exactly that and more!

On October 5th, as my dad walked me down the path towards the ceremony site, my mind wandered back to twenty years ago when the thought of this day began; it was truly more beautiful that I had ever dreamed. My husband and I are so thankful to the vendors and our family and friends who made our day so perfect!

Photography: Bridgette Marie Photography | Floral Design: Table Tops Etc. | Wedding Dress: Matthew Christopher | Cake: Let Them Eat Cake | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bridals By Lori | Hair: Ruca Bowman, Hautie Rouge Salon | Bridal Jewelry: Designs By Claudias | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Phoenician | Event Planning & Design: Some Like It Classic Wedding & Event Design | Linens: Wildflower Linens | Makeup: Linda Wagner Makeup & Style | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

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Sophisticated Wedding At McCormick Ranch Golf Club

Envisioning a wedding that’s sophisticated while still maintaining a laid-back feel? You’ll want to keep scrolling for this one. There’s the bridesmaids open-back BCBG dresses, beautiful blooms from Designs by Jeremiah, and the Bride’s stunning Allure gown, and of course, dancing the night away to JJ’s Band.  Photo duo Amy & Jordan captured some stunning moments from the day. See more here!

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From Amy & Jordan PhotographyErika and Phillip’s gorgeous blush and blue McCormick Ranch wedding in Scottsdale, Arizona was the perfect infusion of their unique Jewish heritage and their beautiful, yet laid-back style. The guys rocked grey suits, matching Vans and blue accents and, which perfectly complimented the blush lace bridesmaid dresses. Their chuppah was breathtaking, laced with stunning florals and kissed with succulents, which provided the perfect home for Phillip’s great-grandfather’s prayer shawl, which was strung on the top of the chuppah. As Phillip stomped on the glass and they became husband and wife, they celebrated the rest of the night away in a room full of burlap details and plenty of sweet treats. It was a beautiful day filled with laughter and love, and we were so honored to capture it!

Photography: Amy & Jordan | Floral Design: Designs By Jeremiah | Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals | Bride's Shoes: Betsey Johnson | Bridesmaids Dresses: BCBG Max Azria | Hair: Courtney Hope Poirier | Band: The JJ's Band | Ceremony & Reception: McCormick Ranch Golf Club | Coordinatior/Planner: Francine Kades | Dessert: Morsels By Marita Benjamin | Dress Shop: Lillian Lottie Couture | Groom & Groomsmen's Attire: Celebrity Tux And Tails | Makeup: Victoria Zipprich | Paper Products: Paper Crazy

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Red Rock Engagement Session

If you haven’t been lucky enough to travel to Sedona, I totally insist you do.  It’s the kind of place where casual, laid-back elegance and downright romance mix and mingle with the majestic Red Rocks and breathtaking scenery.  In other words, it’s a true lover’s paradise… and the perfect place to celebrate impending “I do’s” with an engagement session captured by Amy Leah.  Click here for the full gallery.

From Amy Leah Photography… When I first met Lauren and Andy, there sweet and gentle personalities really allowed me to dream up a day that personified everything they were. Words like romantic, gentle, sweet, soft, floral, organic, intimate, natural, calm, quiet all came to me as I planned out their engagement session in beautiful Sedona, Arizona. The day of the session, the sky was dreary with clouds and gave the perfect moody tint… and at certain points of the day, there would be lovely splashes of sunshine that created a dreamy glow through the trees.

With such a soft scenery set, their choice of outfits for the day played right into their love story. A flowy, white, backless maxi dress from For Love and Lemons on Lauren was an exquisite choice as she was crowned with the delicate roses adding a beautiful, romantic and poetic touch. In contrast, Andy look absolutely handsome in his suit with the laid back feel of the open collar and no tie. I loved the girlish charm of dress number two from Free People with the sweet lavender pattern on it coupled with fantastic boots and a matching fiance.

The two have an obvious love for one another that is not LOUD but sweet, soft and whispered. I am really proud of the images and how we really captured the essence of their love for one another. We had an awesome time adventuring through the humid Sedona summer day and finding different hidden locations that would showcase their love in a romantic, organic and intimate way –  it was absolutely perfect. My favorite part of the session was at the very end where we did some moody shots in front of a line of trees. In the quiet, we could hear nothing but sprinkles from the light rain as Lauren and Andy embraced and really leaned into the moment. It was absolutely beautiful. Such an amazing way to bring this session to a close. Its really amazing to see a couple bloom right in front of you as you document their love. I am honored to have been a part of this moment in their love story. The two have a stunning wedding planned for this June in Maui where they will say “I Do” in an old sugar mill that was built in 1858.

Photography: Amy Leah | Flowers: Amy Leah | Location: Sedona Hills | Location: TLAQUEPAQUE Galleries And Shops | Short Dress: Free People | White Dress: For Love And Lemons