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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.

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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 | Makeup: Linda Wagner Makeup & Style | 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 | 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 | Makeup: Victoria Zipprich | 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 | Paper Products: Paper Crazy

Desert Elegance at Chiracaua At Desert Mountain

I love working from home, but do you want to know one of my favorite reasons why? When a film like this one from Serendipity Cinema lands in my lap, I can watch it over and over and over without one feeling of guilt. And this, my friends, is a film you’ll want to watch over and over again. Because it’s not only a glimpse into this couples’ beautiful day, it’s a glimpse into their amazing love for each other. And what’s better than that?

From Serendipity Cinema …Elegance in nature. Kaylee and David celebrated their wedding day high atop the Scottsdale Valley at Desert Mountain. Both ceremony and reception took place in the stone courtyard of the Chiracahua Clubhouse with cocktails and dessert on the patio overlooking twinkling lights in the distance. We married two distinct design styles: glamour and organics that we called geo-glam. The bride and groom live part time in Los Angeles and have a flare for fashion, and raised in Arizona, the bride has a taste for a bohemian, natural style as well. Nestled amongst gorgeous homes lining streets with gemological names, the ceremony and reception reflected these elements. On top of shimmery nude hued sequin table linens, we blended organics such as crystals, himalayan rock salt and succulents with formal touches like gold candelabras and mercury glass. Garden Roses coupled with succulents. Deco lanterns filled with fire. Wood and sequins. The unusual coupling made for a magical evening.

Cinematography: Serendipity Cinema | Event Planner: Sip And Twirl | Florist: Fiori Floral Design | Entertainment: The Walkens | Country Club: Chiracaua At Desert Mountain | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linens | Rentals: Desert Aisles

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Elegant Scottsdale Wedding Film at DC Ranch Country Club

I may be the biggest fan of wedding cinematography on the planet. No exaggeration. And it’s because I can’t imagine not having our wedding film now that we are years past our wedding. And after this couple took a look at the work of art Serendipity Cinematography captured of their big day, I am sure they feel the same way. It’s a gorgeous look, into their gorgeous day – so do yourself a favor and hit play…

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From Serendipity CinematographyA timeless wedding of all white and crystal was this couples vision. They really wanted the evening to represent them as a couple and throw a great celebration for their guests. The candlelit courtyard dripping with crystals, white florals, white dance floor and live music set the mood for a romantic evening. The courtyard of the venue was full of candle light and candelabras cascading with orchid vines. Their ceremony was their favorite part of the wedding. There was no question that they did not want to do a first look. The bride has always loved the look on a grooms face when he sees his bride for the first time and that moment did not disappoint. Their vows included a wine ceremony with wine from the vineyard where they were engaged in Napa.

Photographer: Joshua Sky Photography | Cinematography: Serendipity Cinematography | Florist: Fiori Floral | Dress: Enzoni Uptown Bridal | Cake: La Grande Orange | Stationery: Vee Creative | Entertainment: Nate Williams Band | Venue: DC Ranch Country Club | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

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Budget Friendly DIY Scottsdale Country Club Wedding

This wedding might just feature my all time favorite floral detail for any wedding, ever. That ceremony backdrop with the coral ombré flowers seeming to grow right out of the wood is amazing, but I shouldn’t be surprised with Butterfly Petals behind the design. And as fab as that sweet little detail is, it’s nothing in comparison to the wedding, as seen by Justin and Keary Weddings, that followed suite.


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From the stunning bride… Inspiration for the day was the colorful AZ sunset and the natural colors of an AZ landscape. Being a CA girl (born and raised), I am so into the ombre corals and dusty green-blue succulents. My Hubby was an AZ native, so what a better nod to his upbringing than to host our wedding where everyone can experience a little bit of the desert life.

Ombre flowers in shades of coral, desert-inspired air plants and succulents, hand-tied ribbon accents, rustic saguaro ribs adorned in all the shades of a fall AZ sunset, a candle-lit dinner surrounded by trees wrapped in twinkling lights, and sweet DIY touches by me, the bride and the combined talents of family and friends all came together to make our wedding day more beautiful than we had ever dreamed.

The morning started out with air full of music and a stomach full of excitement as the girls got ready in the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, just a short drive from the wedding venue. The girls all wore matching robes from Etsy as they were pampered with hair and make-up. As I put on my Maggie Sottero dress (from Lillian Lottie), my Louboutins, and the final touches of pearls and a spritz of Jo Malone perfume, I was anxious to see my groom, (who was equally as anxious getting ready with the rest of the men across the courtyard at the same hotel). I was so glad we had arranged to do a “first look” private session before exchanging our vows. This was one of the most emotional and intimate moments, and it was all documented in photographs. After our intimate ‘first look’ moment, we were off to Starfire Golf, the wedding venue.

Starfire Golf is centrally located in Scottsdale, and with tree-lined, perfectly manicured rolling greens, it was the perfect setting for our sunset soriee. As guests arrived, flavored ice waters and a DIY sign greeted guests before they found their seats for the ceremony. As guests approached the ceremony seating with cool drinks in hand, they were greeted by fluttering ombre coral ribbons, hand-tied by the bride, groom, and mother of the bride in the days leading to the wedding. At the entrance of the ombre petal carpeted aisle, there were two over-sized lanterns glowing just as the warm AZ sun began to set. To all the guests surprise, the bride and groom had a sweet surprise up their sleeves–the father of the groom had been ordained in the months leading up to the wedding, and led the bride and groom through their personally written ceremony and vows. Being married is the most intimate moment, and to be able to share that with someone who loved us, and will continue to foster a relationship with, was priceless to us. (Not to mention, it saved hundreds of dollars!)

After the personal ceremony, the newlyweds sped off in a golf cart to a private champagne toast set up just for the two of them. The rest of the guests enjoyed a cocktail hour with signature drinks and appetizers.

After the cocktail hour, the bridal party was introduced, then the new Mr and Mrs. They had their first dance choreographed to “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton. With nerves about dancing in front of everyone, and the excitement from the day, the dance didn’t go quite as planned, but all that mattered was that we were dancing with each other (and none of the guests were the wiser!). The dinner courses were served and the live band played in the background. The candle light from the tables and the surrounding trees was magical–and the dinner was AMAZING!

Photography: Justin And Keary Weddings | Floral Design: Butterfly Petals | Wedding Dress: Lillian Lottie Couture | Cake: Artistic Cake DeZine | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Rings: Neil Dahl Jewelers Of California | Catering: Starfire Golf At Scottsdale Country Club | Hair Stylist: Dena Trendell | Band: The JJs Band | Grooms Attire: Ted Baker | Grooms Attire: Ferragamo | Transportation: Transtyle | Wedding Venue: Starfire Golf At Scottsdale Country Club | Dessert Catering: SubZero Ice Cream & Yogurt | Guest Accomodations: The Scottsdale Plaza Resort | Make Up Artist: Jamie Kouri | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

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Arizona Desert Wedding at the Four Seasons at Troon North

I’ve decided to place this stunner of a wedding a category I am now calling “Desert Chic”, and it may just be my new favorite category. It’s a wedding were black tie and succulents stand side by side with a cactus or two thrown in for good measure. Captured beautifully by Pinkerton Photography, it goes without saying this gallery just raised the bar on desert weddings. See why here.

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From Pinkerton PhotographyErin & Justin just ooze style, which made their classic black & blush wedding in the Arizona Desert such a treat! Tucked in the foothills of Pinnacle Peak, the Four Seasons was the perfect glowey, Arizona setting for their traditional black mixed with gold, blush, ivory, and succulents & lace. They dined in the desert at sunset before moving the party upstairs where they danced, literally non-stop, until the close of the evening. SUCH a beautiful day!

Photography: Pinkerton Photography | DJ: Desert House Productions | Bridal Gown: Haley Paige | Bridal shoes: Chanel | Ceremony & Reception: Four Seasons at Troon North - Scottsdale | Foral Artist: The Flower Studio | Groom Tux: Gucci | Venue, caterer, & cake design: Four Seasons at Troon North

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