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The Most Beautiful Wedding Gown Ever!

I’m just going to come out and say it – this gown is the most beautiful wedding dress in the whole wide world. And the beauty of this day? Well it doesn’t stop there. For this intimate destination wedding is filled with beautiful blush hues, plenty of sweet family elements, Charity Maurer Photography behind the lens capturing it all to share. Witness the wonder in The Vault!

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From Charity Maurer PhotographyThinking about having their wedding in their hometown of Alberta was sending shivers up the spine of bride, Paige, and groom, Justin. With that in mind they began their search for the perfect (and warm!) destination for their marriage. A few short weeks later the couple settled on the charming and luxe city of Paradise Valley, AZ. The bride’s elegant tastes are evident in all of her choices. From the soft blush-colored silk bridesmaid dresses to her own a-line dress with beading like you’ve never laid eyes on before, Paige makes it clear that she has an eye for detail. Justin, being the dapper dude he is was striking in a stylish black suit – both an homage to formality of times passed and a tribute to current menswear styles. Surrounded by both of their close families, this day was truly a pleasure to behold. Families laughed and danced together while the bride and groom enjoyed all of their planning and efforts coming together for their special day. Paige even decided to have a special “first look” moment with just her father – what a sweet moment to behold, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. The couple exchanged vows bathed in the light from the stained glass windows of Blessed Sacrament Church. Their choice of the intimate El Chorro Lodge for their reception tied together the perfect look for their day. It was as if the universe knew that nothing could spoil this day, so it set out its very best on display: gorgeous weather, an incredible sunset, and a cool evening breeze. Under a blanket of stars the happy couple and all their guests danced, laughed, and celebrated the night away.

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Photography: Charity Maurer Photography | Coordination: Imoni Events | Floral Design: Sarah's Garden | Wedding Dress: Hayley Paige | Cake: Cakes By Whisk | Stationery: Elli | Ceremony Venue: Blessed Sacrament Church | Reception Venue: El Chorro | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Vera Wang | Makeup: Allison Pynn | DJ: MT Sounds | Photobooth Bus: The Foto Booth Bus | Rentals: Tremaine Ranch

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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: Emily Hughes | Venue: El Chorro | Bridal Boutique: Bella Bridesmaids | Floral Print Dress: Donna Morgan | Navy Beaded Dress: Adrianna Papell | Wedding Dress + Gray Dress: Amsale

P.S. Even More ‘Maid Style Ideas!

Mix n' Match Bridesmaids Dresses
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