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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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Seasons
Winter

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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Winter

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
Intimate Arizona Desert Garden Wedding

Accentuating Arizona’s gorgeous landscape, this Desert Botanical Garden affair is stunning to say the least. Lovely details like cacti centerpieces, vibrant Tatum Flowers bouquets, touches of gold, and the gorgeous herb garden perfectly contrast the simplicity of natural terrain. Pinkerton Photography was behind the lens snapping up a gallery that radiates warmth and love, right here!

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Fall
Styles
Rustic

From Pinkerton PhotographyYesmina & Adam’s Desert Garden wedding was the perfect mix of gorgeous color & the simplicity of the desert – vibrant pinks & yellows set against the glowey green of the Botanical Garden & Herb Garden! Their aim was an intimate gathering for only their closest friends & family, most of whom would travel from afar, so accentuating Arizona’s gorgeous landscape seemed like the perfect idea. The cacti centerpieces, vibrant bouquets, touches of gold, and the gorgeous herb garden make up some of their lovely details. The day itself was as relaxed as can be, and I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard as I did with this crew. And I certainly have never before had a bride get down on her hands & knees (in her dress) to pick cacti spines out of my foot!! Excited to share this very unique day with you!

Photography: Pinkerton Photography | Wedding Gown: Annasul Y | Cupcakes: Urban Cookie Bake Shop | Bride's Shoes: Bette Mueller | Bridesmaids' Dresses: David's Bridal | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Banana Republic | Catering: Arizona Taste | DJ: Ray The DJ | Groom's Shoes: Prada | Wedding Venue: Desert Botanical Garden Steele Herb Garden | Cacti Centerpieces: Baker Nursery | Foral Design: Tatum Flowers | Men's Suits: Jos A Bank | Ties & Suspenders: The Tie Bar

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A Glitter and Gifting Holiday Afternoon + recipe

Wrapping is a daunting task for me. It always starts out fun but about 3 presents in I’m ready to throw everything in a gift bag, slap on a bow and call it a day. But if that wrapping were taking place with my girlfriends, cocktails and donuts at our fingertips, I think I would be singing a new tune. Have a look at this glittering wrapping party crafted by La RickiHoot And Holler and photographed by The Birdie Girl plus a yummy cocktail recipe below! And for even more, check out our 2014 Holiday Mag.

From La Ricki… Our inspiration was to bring girlfriends together, at any time of day, enjoy each other’s company and the spirit of the season. They sipped the crisp apple bourbon cocktail in vintage coupe glasses to add elegance. Rollover Doughnuts offered the most precious and delicious treats that melted in your mouth! The treats paired perfectly as the girls cozied up on the sofa with warm lattes.We kept the colors neutral with colors of creams, blush, and mixing metallic metals with a few pops of green. Hoot and Holler added amazing beauty with their gorgeous arrangements in metallic vases that added to the holiday feel. We accessorized with glass bead and tassel jewelry by the lovely Henny and Coco. Antique trays fitted with rustic wood held the cocktails and our pretty wrapping ephemera.

As friends enjoyed their sips and sweets they created simple, elegant gift wrapping in a few different ways. We wrapped with glitter washi tape making simple designs, chalk pen hand-lettering on kraft wrapping paper. And for the final finishing touches we mixed in hand-lettered gift tags in white and blush paper, mini ornament baubles to add a little glimmer and white felt bows. What was also truly important to us in bringing everyone together was uniting community by shopping local with small businesses. Every gift that was wrapped is a local and handcrafted good made in Phoenix, AZ.

Crisp Apple Bourbon
prep time
10 Minute/s
cook time
total time
10 Minute/s
Serves 8Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup diced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • 1/2 cup pear vodka
  • 1/2 teaspoon Angostura bitters
  • 2 cups brut-style (aka dry) sparkling apple cider
  • 8 thin apple slices (optional, for decor)
Instructions
  1. Place all 3 ingredients in blender, on HIGH for 30 seconds. Cool and strain through sieve into bowl. Discard solids. Package syrup in decorative glass bottle.
  2. Combine 3 tablespoons maple mixture, bourbon pear vodka, and bitters in small pitcher. Add ice and stir 15 seconds. Strain 1/4 cup into each of 8 cocktail coupes. Top each glass with 1/4 cup cider. Garnish with apple slice, if desired. Serve immediately.

Photography: The Birdie Girl | Floral Design: Hoot And Holler | Accessories: Henny And Coco | Baker: Rollover Doughnuts | Coup And Tray Rental: Vintage Rusticity | Event Design + Planning: La Ricki | Gifts: Flora Apothecary | Gifts: Taylor Town Design Shop | Gifts: MAME Soy Candles | Gifts: Stapley Dolls | Invitations And Handlettering: Page And Mason | Pillows, Throw + Stags: Target