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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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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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Mix-and-Match Style Inspiration For Your ‘Maids

Long gone are the days of matchy-matchy being the only way to dress your bridesmaids. It’s 2016, and when it comes to ‘maid style the options are absolutely endless. Need a little inpso to get you started? Melissa Jill and her vendor crew are here to help. Scroll on for mismatched gowns, insane florals, and of course, a handsome groom for good measure.

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From Melissa Jill PhotographyMore and more often recently, I see brides and their bridesmaids expressing their individuality with beautifully mismatched dresses, hair styles, and accessories. I find this trend so inspiring, and wanted to reflect and encourage it with a photo shoot that incorporated a fresh, youthful aesthetic.

The beautiful gowns, provided by Bella Bridesmaid in Phoenix, were my staring point. We chose an eclectic mix-and-match style to pull together gray and navy tones. The pink and coral shades in the gorgeous florals provided by Carte Blanche Design offset the neutral colors of the gowns perfectly. Together, the gowns and flowers work amazingly to create a fun and fresh color-palette for spring and summer! The hairstyles were crafted by Emily Hughes to be soft but elegant, and Michelle Wright styled the makeup for a natural look that is both flattering and current.

I’m delighted with the way this styled shoot came together into something beautiful and one-of-a-kind! I hope it inspires brides and bridesmaids to play with shades, textures, and styling to create a unique look that is all their own!

Photography: Melissa Jill Photography | Event Planning: Melissa Jill Photography | Floral Design: Carte Blanche Design | Makeup: Michelle Wright | Hair: Hair by Emily Hughes | Venue: El Chorro | Bridal Boutique: Bella Bridesmaids Scottsdale | Floral Print Dress: Donna Morgan | Navy Beaded Dress: Adrianna Papell | Wedding Dress + Gray Dress: Amsale

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Rustic + Romantic Arizona Summer Wedding

It’s no surprise that this Bride mastered the design of her summer wedding, after all, she’s a pro herself at Imoni Events, planning other lucky ladies weddings. But she not only scored style points for her own celebration but did it all on one amazingly savvy budget – we’re talking a $20 dress! Amy & Jordan Photography captured it all, and these pics are the perfect example of the Bride’s talent and taste, from the fun and fabulous bridesmaid dresses to La Tavola’s lovely linens. Don’t miss a second right this way!

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From Amy & Jordan Photography… Our beautiful bride Rachael is an amazingly talented wedding planner with a renowned planning company here in Arizona, Imoni Events. We had a feeling that her wedding was going to be beautiful, but we were even more blown away than we could’ve ever imagined! One of the coolest parts of her wedding was that she planned the entire affair with budget-savvy ways to save big. She and her friends MADE the food served at the reception, which was hosted in a friend’s backyard, and she only paid $20 for her wedding dress! We really admired her ability to save money and still throw one of the most gorgeous weddings we’ve ever seen! 

From the Bride… What made the planning process easy was simply letting some of the creatives do what they do best and that is to create! I inspired them with the color palette and gave them direction and said run with it, I trust you! When we started this process I had no idea what the color palette was going to be. A couple of my bridesmaids and I walked into Last Chance with low expectations and ended up walking out with five different colored dresses along with what would be my wedding dress. I had no idea what to expect when I walked into this place but for sure did not think I would walk out with a wedding dress that only cost me $20 and bridesmaids’ dresses that ranged from $15-$30! I was in awe and so excited to have what seemed like the deal of a century. I am glad I went in with no expectations and walked out with something that was literally perfect. The only thing I had mentioned to anyone at this point was that I really wanted a dress with cap sleeves and sure enough we found my dress right then and there. I had to get over the fact that I wasn’t going to be going to an actual wedding boutique to try on dresses and if you could see the iPhone photo of the people looking at me in the background you would laugh…not the typical wedding dress experience. No champagne or holding up a sign saying “yes to the dress” but it was perfect! I had three of my closest friends with me, we found a dress that was perfect for the feel I was going for and was definitely in my budget! 

Perry and I knew that we were going to have to be savvy when it came to planning our own wedding especially on a budget! So from the beginning we talked through what was most important to us, which is what I tell all of my brides! We sat down and said, photography, music, flowers and drinks were the most important to us. So that being said we had to be creative with the rest…That meant I was going to be in the kitchen cooking! :) We of course wanted to feed our guest but knew we could not provide a sit down meal, we wanted to enjoy the night and have one big cocktail party. This helped so we went ahead and decided we would do stations of chicken tacos, pulled pork sliders, a cheese and meats station, and a dessert stations. This allowed for us to make some of the food beforehand! I recruited a couple of my friends along with a ton of crockpots to make 80 pounds of chicken and about 60 pounds of pork! What a couple of days that was!!! In the end we had an amazing team that helped us throughout the whole day! 

It was one of the most magical days I have ever experienced! I loved going to bed the night before excited to wake up and say “I do” to the man God had picked just for me! I was so excited that this day would be a day that would hopefully reflect our love for the Lord and for one another! We know that marriage is a choice and Perry and I wanted the world to know that we were choosing to walk in the Lord’s faithfulness! One of Perry’s favorite things of the day was seeing the backyard come to life. He knows that this is something I do for a living but to be living it out as our own very day was like a dream. We were so thankful to all the people who helped prepare this amazing day and getting to see them, running waters out, and simply being able to see it transform before our very eyes was the coolest things. I was looking forward to our ceremony the most. I loved that the good news of the gospel was presented and our friends and family got to see our hearts behind the people we are today! I felt like I was glowing the whole day with our joy and peace. Walking into our reception seeing all our friends and dancing the night away was so amazing! I could not have asked for a better party to celebrate!

Photography: Amy & Jordan Photography | Cinematography: Serendipity Cinematography | Event Design: Imoni Events | Floral Design: The Flower Studio | Cake: Ruze Cake House | Invitations: Page & Mason | Shoes: Nordstrom | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Jewelry: Nordstrom | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Nordstrom | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Makeup Artist: Brenna Heater | Hair: Emily Hughes | Groom's Attire: The Black Tux | Venue: Private Residence | Bartenders: Pour Masters | Bridal Boutique: Nordstrom | Coffee Station: Adopted Coffee | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: Event Rents | Servers: Party Staff | Stationery Design: Freed Hands

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