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Erin & Patrick: Married!

 

Erin & Patrick were married on New Year's Eve in Downtown Phoenix at The monOrchid.  This wedding was unlike any other wedding we've ever planned and was definitely the greatest PARTY we've ever gotten to attend.  ;)  It was really important for Erin & Patrick to have a wedding that truly represented them as a couple.  Having a "traditional" wedding, just wasn't part of that plan. New Year's Eve was the perfect excuse to be "non-traditional."  (Side note: As a planner, a NYE wedding was on my bucket list...and it was everything I ever dreamed it would be.) The wedding itself, started much later in the evening.  They did a cocktail hour first, followed by their ceremony, and lastly threw a huge party! There was no bridal party, no sit down dinner... but there was arcade games & loads of dancing!!  We decided on a wintery theme (genius, right?) with deep, rich, but simple colors- evergreen, burgundy (& a few pops of a brighter version for florals/ceremony backdrop), cream, black, w/ gold accents.  Plaid, of course, was included in this wintery look to help give it a cozy feeling that we could all enjoy.

When you meet this couple, you wonder "how do i become as cool as them?" Not only are they cooler than all of us, they are also incredibly good looking, and 2 of the funniest people you'll ever meet.  Their wedding represented all of those things.  Erin even surprised Patrick and got leather jackets made for both of them that said, "It Was All a Dream" on the back. See, so cool, right?  To see more of their gorgeous wedding, checkout all of the AH-mazing photos from Kym Ventola and the amazeballs [yes, you read that correctly] video that helped this wedding go viral by the uber talented Love Story Films.

Idieh Design KILLED it on the design for these invitations.  She created a custom plaid using all of their wedding colors that was used as part of their suite, the day of paper goods, and we even surprised E&P and had it used as their custom stamps! Erin is a fantastic writer and came up with all of the hilarious wording used on the invites, programs, bar signs, etc... All of the paper goods from Erin & Patrick's wedding ended up being some of our most favorites to date!

Erin's look was PERFECT.  Classic, yet edgy. Simple, but show-stopping.  The combo of her Rime Arodaky gown, her Ryan Storer ear cuff, her Free People shoes, and her flawless hair & makeup made her truly a one-of-a-kind bride.  Stephanie from SN Makeup nailed Erin's NYE makeup look.  And the best part....it lasted ALL NIGHT! (Also, doesn't Erin have the best eyebrows EVER?!?)

Erin & Patrick knew they wanted to do a first look on their wedding day.  This just also happened to be super ideal for photo taking considering the late start time.  This allowed for some daylight during photo time and thank goodness because these first look/couple portraits are INSANE.  They ended up doing their first look in a vacant building downtown called, The Abbey.  This place is unbelievable.  See for yourself below.

There's not enough words to describe to you how much we love Leah & Matt of Tremaine Ranch.  We spent a year working on this wedding with them and what they came up with blew us away.  Not only did they make custom high top tables w/ barstools specifically for this wedding, they built/hand-dyed the custom ceremony backdrop, and added new lounge items to their inventory just for this event.  They also provided the ceremony benches, the custom built bar, and the donut wall.  They helped make this wedding happen exactly as we envisioned it and we can't thank them enough for that.  They are just always so willing to go above and beyond for their clients and we appreciate that so SO much.

We wanted the reception to be relaxed, but rad.  The bride's mom handmade all of the plaid runners and pillows. There was pac-man, darts, ski-ball, and a huge dance floor.  The stations of food had the most incredible "late night snacks" and the dessert bar was out of control.  Not to mention the GORGEOUS donuts on the donut wall- courtesy of Welcome Chicken & Donuts.  The girls over at 1209 Creative did such an amazing job on the florals, pinecones, & greenery.  Those marble vases- I died when I saw them.  We added a few white Christmas trees on either side of the dance floor.  They were the perfect, simple addition to the wintery vibe we had going on.  At midnight, there was a count down, champagne, confetti, kisses, and breakfast burritos to-go.  If that doesn't make for a great night, I don't know what does.

This wedding has been featured on Junebug Weddings, Love Stories TV, The Knot, & Brides!

 

Shout out to the outstanding DREAM TEAM of vendors that worked on this one.  Each of you were hand picked for a reason and you really helped make this stunner what it was.  THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!

 

Planning/ Coordination – Konsider It Done

Venue – The monOrchid

Photography – Kym Ventola Photography

Floral Design – 1209 Creative

Rentals – Tremaine Ranch

Arcade Games- Courtesy Coin 

Lighting- AZ Pro Rents

Catering – Conceptually Social

Donuts – Welcome Chicken & Donuts

DJ – Ingram Entertainment

Videography – Love Story Films

Paper Goods – idieh designs

Makeup – SN Makeup Artist

Hair – Vanessa Yvonne Hair

Wedding Dress – Rime Arodaky via LOHO Bride

Bride’s Ear Cuff – Ryan Storer

Bride’s Shoes – Free People

Groom’s Apparel – Brothers Tailors

Custom Leather Jackets – Bananna Bones

 

 

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Becks' Baby Shower

Considering our oldest, Becks, is going to be 2 later this month...I figured it was about time I share my baby shower that was thrown for he & I.  This is a day I will remember forever.  Honestly, I really hated being pregnant- it just wasn't my jam.  I had a very healthy, normal pregnancy...for which I am SO thankful for. It just wasn't for me.  BUT, while pregnant, I was beyond excited to have a baby shower. These days, baby showers are like weddings.  HA!  A large production (usually with a theme), lots of vendors involved, a large guest list, and gifts.  See, a wedding!  All jokes aside, I couldn't have asked for a more perfect shower.  When coming up for the theme/design, it was important for me to celebrate the fact that I was having a little boy, while recognizing my love for all things girly.  We decided to use the theme and color scheme from his nursery so we could incorporate some of the decor into both.  His room is a mix of mint, navy, and grey.  In order to make the shower a little more girly, we added in a deep magenta color, as well as a little glitter.  ;) As for the theme, it was kind of an "outdoor adventure"...if you will.  Enjoy these GORGEOUS photos by Katelyn Cantu Photography.

The shower was held on the gorgeous Tremaine Ranch property.  Leah & Matt were nice enough to let us use their space and man, we are so glad they did.  The outdoor setup was perfect for November in Arizona.  The weather couldn't have been ANY better.

Not only did Tremaine allow us to use their space, they also provided all of the tables, chairs, linens, wine barrels, and that super cozy couch where I got to open all of my gifts!  Leah was such a rockstar on the day of the shower and was kind enough to help my family set everything up.  There's really no one better than her.  

Speaking of rockstars, Lindsay, with Fancy Lou, offered her talents to help with our design.  She provided the cute welcome table, chalkboard sign, dessert setup, goblets, flatware, glitter dipped feathers (my fav part), candles, vases...so much goodness.  She was so kind and so willing to go out of her way in order to help make my shower perfect.  I will forever be grateful for her.  She left no detail untouched.

This kid has been so well dressed since before he was even born.  I always joke that he's the best dressed person in our house...but it's really true.  He's such a stud.

Ok, let's take a moment to just chat about this dessert setup.  Andrea at aBakeshop blew my pregnant lady mind with this spread.  We had s'more macarons WITH GLITTER, red velvet whoopie pies, and the most delicious pumpkin spice cake with cream cheese filling.  All the food at my shower was perfect, but these desserts were LEGIT.  (I was pretty stoked that I got to take all the leftovers home....pretty sure I sat around and stuffed my face for a couple of days after the shower.) . Page & Mason made me the custom cake topper you see in the cake photo.  It's now framed in Becks' room with a couple other items from the shower and hangs on his wall as decor.  I love the memories I have from this day.

Shoutout to all of my moms for making this shower possible.  Thank you for loving me and for loving Becks (& Berkley) before they were even born.  They are so lucky to have so many grandparents and I'm so lucky to have so many moms.  XOXO

Thank you again to the amazing team of vendors who helped make this baby shower as stunning as it was.  You all were SO kind and generous with your talents and your time and I'll never be able to thank you enough.  And even though it's been 2 years (ha!)...thank you to all of my friends and family that came to help celebrate our baby boy's arrival.  Love you all!

Venue: Tremaine Ranch

Photography: Katelyn Cantu Photography

Rentals: Tremaine Ranch / Fancy Lou Designs

Paper Goods: Etsy / Rebecca Propes

Desserts: aBakeshop

Cake Topper: Page & Mason

Dress: ASOS

Makeup: Makeup by Jen B.

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Nora & Jeff: Married!

Nora & Jeff were married last fall at Phoenix Art Museum.  We will always have a special place in our hearts for these 2.  Our first meeting/consultation with them was 3 days after Christmas, and the day before I went into labor with our first baby boy, Becks.  We had to tell them this was a "tentative" meeting...with the hopes of not going into labor.  Baby boy stayed put and our first meeting with Nora & Jeff was so fun- it was like we had known them for years!  We talked for hours and we couldn't WAIT to start designing & planning with them over the next 10 months or so. We started with a gorgeous color pallet that included shades of burgundy, evergreen, apricot, blush, and ivory.  This is such a pretty color combo, but also hard because you don't want the burgundy & evergreen combo to look like Christmas (especially when your bride is Jewish-haha).  They wanted a very classic-modern feel for their wedding so we based our design off of different geometric shapes and added in some basic black/white (ivory) combos here and there...all perfect for an art museum. The team of vendors we used for their big day was a stellar team.  Each vendor brought their incredible talents and we couldn't be happier with how everything turned out.  Check out photo's from Nora & Jeff's wedding day below...taken by the UBER talented Jonnie & Garrett.

How amazing are these invites done by Idieh Design?!?  They say your invites should set the tone for your big event.  I think Heidi nailed it with this design aesthetic.  The shapes.  The colors.  The gold foil.  We LOVE it all. And so did Nora & Jeff!

These guys were SO much fun.  They kept the laughs coming and the beers flowin'... Jeff's a lucky guy to have friends like this crew.

OK- first, let's talk about the color of these bridesmaid dresses. SO PERFECT.  Now, LET'S TALK ABOUT THESE FLOWERS! Nora actually had Hoot & Holler hired as her wedding florist before she hired us as her wedding designers/planners...and we can't say we were mad about this decision.  We've been lucky enough to work with Malori in the past and she is just incredible.  And this wedding [we think] was one of her all-time-best!  Nora was the bride of every florists' dreams.  She really let Malori be creative and do her thang...and man, Malori KILLED IT.  If you're looking for one badass florist (who might have a potty mouth like me), she's your girl.

For their reception, we decided to do a mix of rounds and long, family style tables.  Since the Great Hall is so large, it was our way of making it feel a little more intimate.  Tremaine Ranch helped to make the head table slightly different and unique by using their custom built harvest tables and bistro chairs.  We love working with them and can always count on their great style and positive attitudes to help make every wedding we do together a stylish blast! <--- WOW, that sounded SO cheesy... sorry Leah & Matt.

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Ruze Cake House did a phenomenal job on Nora & Jeff's cake.  I see their cakes all the time and I'm constantly blown away by their talent and creativity.  They also taste really good too...so that's a plus.  ;)

Planners/ Coordinators: Konsider It Done

Photographers: Jonnie & Garrett

Venue: Phoenix Art Museum

Flowers: Hoot & Holler

Rentals: Tremaine Ranch

Other Rentals: 100 Chairs

Caterers: Copper Square Kitchen

Linens: BBJ

Photobooth: Fotobot Photobooth

Band: Lucky Devils

Cake: Ruze Cake House

Suits: Nick's Menswear

Invitations: Idieh Design

Other Paper Goods: Gravel Skies

 

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Brittany & Nick: Engaged!

We've known Brittany & Nick for awhile now...so you can imagine our excitement when they asked us to be a part of planning their special day.  They are getting married THIS WEEK at the Omni Montelucia in Paradise Valley.  We've got an amazing lineup of vendors that will help make this wedding a sure showstopper.  We CAN'T wait to show you the details...but until then, enjoy their romantic engagement story told by the bride below, and a few of their stunning engagement photos taken by the beautiful Marisa Belle Photography.

P.S.- Make sure you check out her GORGEOUS engagement ring!  Way to go Nick!  ;)

"Nick and I were driving to California from Phoenix to visit my family and friends. While driving through Los Angeles, Nick handed me a card that said we were going to celebrate my birthday early (two months early to be exact). He told me we would be staying the Cliffs Hotel in Pismo Beach that night and going on a winery tour the next day. Fast forward to the next morning, we took a long walk along the beach and went back to our hotel room to get ready. Nick started getting ready two hours before we had to leave which was very unusual. When I asked him why he was getting ready even before I did he told me that he was “on vacation and just wanted to relax before wine tasting.” Little did I know, he wanted to get ready first so that he could put the ring box in his socks. It was the only place he could keep it on him that I wouldn’t notice. While in the shower I joked that he was being too quiet and that usually meant he was up to no good! When we were both ready we called our Uber. Unfortunately, there was horrible traffic and our Uber also got lost. I noticed Nick was texting a lot and trying to turn his phone away from me. I asked him who he was texting so much and he said our wine tour guide. We finally arrived at the winery, Edna Valley Vineyards, and went on a great private wine tour. At the end of our tour, our tour guide Katie, suggested we go out to the vineyard to taste some of the grapes that were almost ready for harvest. While tasting the grapes, Katie said she had to take a phone call and would be right back. That’s when Nick turned me around, told me that I meant everything in the world to him, got down on one knee, and asked me to marry him. We took a little time to soak it all in and the photographer he had hired to capture our special moment took a few snapshots. As we headed up the hill back to the tasting room, I asked him if my mom was in town as I knew we would be meeting up with my family later. He said that she had to work and we would see her later in the week. But as we got to the top of the hill I saw all of my family, including my mom, waiting to celebrate with us! The surprises didn’t end there. Nick had the next week totally planned out. We spent two more nights in San Luis Obispo, then drove up the coast to Carmel and stayed in a suite overlooking the ocean. A few hours after our arrival in Carmel, I got another surprise. Nicks two sisters and their husbands had flown in from the East Coast to celebrate with us! The rest of our trip was filled with more amazing visits with my family and friends. Nick spent months planning our engagement and made it more special that I could have ever imagined. It was a time I will never forget. "

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Styled Shoot: Geometric Floral Invasion

Ok, I'm going to be SUPER honest here.  This styled shoot should have been shared with all of you a looooooooong time ago.  We LOVED this shoot, the dream team of vendors, our beautiful "bride," and at the time, this new rad venue called, The Paseo.  The Paseo has now become one of the hottest spots in Arizona (no pun intended) to get married and rumor has it, their dates are booking up faster and faster each year!! They've got incredible views of The Superstition Mountains that are killer at sunset.  The venue is basically a blank space so really any kind of color palette, theme, desired feel, etc...works here.

We worked hand in hand with Erica from Erica Velasco Photography dreaming up this shoot.  Our goal was to embrace the desert while having some fun with florals.  We wanted the Arizona sunsets to be our color palette.  Malori with Hoot & Holler really came through on this.  She is such a talent and loves having freedom to be creative with her floral design.  And trust us- just let her do her thang!  She's a boss.

The uber talented ladies behind Idieh Design & aBakeshop both brought their hand painted talents to this shoot.  Heidi painted the most gorgeous invitation suite, menu, and place cards.  The colors were so vibrant and the fun shapes made these paper goods feel extra custom.  Andrea & her team blew us away and painted a fun, colorful 2-tiered cake that matched the paper.  These ladies killed it and we were so lucky to have them as part of this.

Kennedy, our beautiful bride, is such a natural beauty.  Our goal was to keep her looking fresh and simplistic when it came to hair & makeup.  Ideal Bridal was the perfect artist to make this happen.  Monica is one of the best when it comes to very natural looking hair & makeup.  Kennedy looked flawless. She wore a dress provided by Bella Lilly Bridal, located in Glendale.  This stunning dress is by Watters.

The rentals for this shoot came from several different vendors.  The gold geometric shapes, dinnerware, and flatware were all from CB2.  The benches used for our ceremony setup, as well as the super unique cake table, were provided by Tremaine Ranch.  The reception table & chairs were all courtesy of Event Rents.  And finally, the linens and glassware were from Classic Party Rentals.  We loved getting to incorporate all of these items from these amazing companies in order to achieve our desired look. Getting such a talented group of vendors together for shoots like this, make our job easy and fun!  There are SO many creative people in this industry and we feel lucky to be surrounded by all of them daily.

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This styled shoot was featured on 100 Layer Cake.

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Jocelyn & Tommy: Engaged

Wow! It's been forever since we've blogged (said every wedding planner everywhere).  But let's not talk about that...

Jocelyn & Tommy are getting married this weekend at Bella Rose Estate in Chandler, AZ!!! We’ve been planning & designing their wedding for the last year- all while they’ve been living in California. Planning with them from afar has been so fun and easy. They’ve trusted the design process, are so laid back, and are seemingly easy to please. ;) We’ve had a blast getting to know them and their families and we can’t WAIT to show you what we have in store for their big day...it’s gonna be a good one!

In the meantime, enjoy their cute engagement story told by the bride below. Also, how fun are these engagement photos that were taken in Oakland by the talented Simone Anne Photography?!?

“We had planned a trip to Yosemite National Park to spend the weekend hiking and sight-seeing. There was one hike in particular we both were looking forward to that lead to a waterfall. We set out with a picnic lunch, full of energy for the day. Unfortunately, the hike ended up being much more difficult than we both anticipated! By the time we reached the waterfall, we were completely exhausted and decided to stop and have our picnic lunch. It was a beautiful spot, at the base of the waterfall, in the shade of the forest. I noticed that Tommy was acting strange, but I attributed it to the rigorous hike. I sat back, enjoying the view, not suspecting a thing. That's when he popped the question! He had been hiking all over Yosemite with the ring in his backpack! It was a wonderful moment shared by just the two of us that we will never forget.”

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Rhea & Andrew: Married!

This insanely gorgeous couple got married on the most perfect February day, a year ago yesterday...and this beautiful bride will celebrate her birthday tomorrow.  What better time to share their special day with all of you!

Rhea & Andrew were married at the Desert Botanical Garden's in Phoenix and had one heck of a reception at Fox Restaurant Concept's- The Showcase Room in Tempe, after.  Their day was filled with an insane amount of love- between them, between their families, and surrounded by their closest friends.  Every detail was perfectly thought out and executed and was a perfect representation of who Rhea & Andrew are both individually, and together.  The day was captured by the ever so sweet Monique and team of Monique Hessler Photography and this wedding was actually featured on Bridal Musing last year.

We loved looking through this images and getting to relive their special day.  We also highly suggest watching their wedding video done by the groom's sister...and we dare you not to cry.  R&A- thank you for allowing us to help plan your big day.  Happy 1 Year Anniversary...and here's to many more!  We are lucky to call you guys past clients, but even luckier to call you friends.  Love you guys!!!

 

Planners/ Coordinators: Konsider It Done

Photographer: Monique Hessler Photography

Ceremony Venue: Desert Botanical Garden

Reception Venue: The Showcase Room

Officiant/DJ: Just Weddings AZ

Make-Up/ Hair: Dual Vanity

Rentals: Tremaine Ranch

Ceremony Chairs/Napkins: Event Rents 

Photobooth: Real Time Photobooth

Flowers: Garden Gate Flowers

Transportation: Real London Bus

Cake: LGO Bakeshop

Dress: Modern Dress/ Mori Lee

Jewelry: Meg’s Jewelry

Suits: Nick's Menswear

Invitations/Signage: The Letter House AZ

Videographer: RJ Creations

 

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Lauren & Blaise: Engaged!

Lauren & Blaise will be kicking off our fall wedding season by getting married later this month at Heritage Square in Downtown Phoenix.  These two know a thing or two about food and drinks so this wedding is sure to be one we will never forget- or at least a menu we will never forget.  ;) Checkout a few of their gorgeous engagement photos by Shepard Visuals.

They met back in 2009 and have been inseparable ever since.  They got engaged at the end of 2014.  Read below for the bride's story in her own words:

"We were on St Thomas for a family vacation. It rained the first two days that we were there and we would try and catch the five minutes of sun each day. Finally on the third day, we were sitting at the beach bar and the sun broke through! I look across the ocean and St John looked amazing! I asked Blaise to come down to the beach with me to get photos of the scene. We were taking photos and laughing. Then he said he needed something from his backpack... I turned around and he was pulling a beautiful wooden box out. He turned to me and said 'Lauren, there's something I've been meaning to ask you' I pretty much blacked out after that, but there was a lot of crying. I'm pretty sure I said 'yes.' A couple on the beach rushed over and got photos of the moment which was so nice! Everyone at the bar we were just sitting at was cheering and watching. It was a perfect moment. "

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Melissa & John: Engaged!

Melissa & John are getting married this fall at Phoenix Art Museum.  We are SO excited for their black & white modern affair, we can hardly stand it! These 2 met shortly after college while Melissa was living in Phoenix and John in Tucson (yes, one is a Sun Devil and the other is a Wildcat).  They spent the beginning of their relationship commuting back and forth before John finally moved to Phoenix- and we are SO glad he did!  How stinkin' cute are these two?!? We are currently obsessing over their soft, romantic engagement photos by Amaes Photography.

Below is their engagement story from the bride-to-be, herself:

"John proposed on my birthday, May 15, 2015. This was our 4th year celebrating my birthday together. He planned a birthday dinner and invited some of our closest friends and family. I didn't suspect much (Even though I almost blew it reading a facebook event message he sent out...more about that later) and just thought it was a normal birthday. He kept his cool all day and didn't seem nervous or anxious at all. More excited than anything :) We get to Windsor that night and he reserved the "YES" room. If you've been to Windsor and sat in the corner of the restaurant you know what I'm talking about. We ate dinner and then John said he had a present for me that he left in the car. I remember it started raining pretty hard during dinner and that his shirt was a little wet when he came back. He also came back with a sundae from Churn with a candle lit on top. He walked to me and said a few words, thankfully it was recorded because I didn't remember what he said, but something along the lines of  " I want to spend the rest of my life with you" and then he started to get on his knee and I let out a "oh my gah" I was covering my mouth in shock so that's what it sounded like. I said yes, absolutely! and then he started singing Happy Birthday and everyone joined in. Everything was a blur after that. Lots of hugs, happy tears and lots of phones in my face for people that were facetiming. 

Now how I almost blew it. I am a non-facebooker so I sometimes use his account when I want to see some of my friends pics. He had the invite page on the computer and left for some reason. I walked by and was going to start reading and for some reason got distracted so I couldn't read it. I read it after the proposal and it basically said, don't tell Melissa but I will be proposing. Everyone did an excellent job at keeping it a secret. Best birthday ever!! "

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Kati & Aaron: Married!

Kati & Aaron were married last fall up in Payson, Arizona at Tonto Creek Camp.  3 showstoppers from this special day: Kati's custom made Cleo & Clementine wedding dress, Aaron's amazing man-bun, and the couple's adorable little boy, Oliver. This wedding was a DIYer's dream. Kati's vision, with the help of some very talented family and friends, came to life for their bohemian themed wedding weekend. The woodsy backdrop and the casual feel were the perfect setting for this easy going couple.  Kati & Aaron hold a special place in our hearts, because just like Tyler & I, their love started as a best friendship that turned into forever together. Emily of Emily Piraino Photography captured their love for each other better than I ever could have imagined. There were so many personal details at this wedding.  Guests were asked to sit on a collection of quilts made by both of Kati's grandmothers.  The couple decided to use Oliver's teepee from their home as their "sweetheart table." From the handmade ceremony backdrop, to the custom made dreamcatchers, every detail was carefully calculated. 

K & A- thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special day.  This was a weekend we will never forget.  Here's to wishing you a lifetime of happiness...and maybe a few more babies that are as cute as Oliver! ;)

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Kaylee & Aaron: Engaged!

Kaylee & Aaron are getting married this weekend at Magnolia Hotel in downtown Dallas, TX... and we can hardly wait for their big day! Kaylee is Kris' youngest sister, so this wedding is extra special for us. This also marks our first trip to Texas with our baby boy Becks and his first plane ride. He's the ring bearer, Kris is the MOH, and Tyler is the officiant. Oh and we're the wedding planners. Pfew! We wouldn't do it for anyone else. It'll be an incredible weekend surrounded by the ones we love while we do what we love - plan amazing weddings! 

Kaylee was born and raised in Texas, where the couple currently lives. Aaron was born and raised in Arizona, where they met. To pay homage to both, they are flying the incredible Stephanie Fay Photography in for the wedding, and also had Stephanie shoot their engagement photos in Paradise Valley, AZ last fall (Flower Crown by Phoenix Flower Crowns). The photos capture the playful love between these two, a part of their history, and their incredible hair. Seriously - both of them, amirite? ;) Kaylee & Aaron recount their engagement story below:

"For Kaylee's 25th birthday present, Aaron booked a trip for them to go to New York... Kaylee, who had never been to New York before, was beyond excited to explore the city and do as much as possible within the little time they would be there. Little did she know, Aaron had been planning on proposing to her on this trip all along...

Their flight was scheduled to leave bright and early on January 9, 2015. After a delay and two hours of sitting on the runway, they FINALLY touched down in NYC ... Because Aaron had conspired a plan to propose to Kaylee at the "Top of the Rock" during sunset, he was (secretly) sweating bullets hoping that they would make it to the top on time. Their first stop was the hotel to quickly drop off their bags and check-in... Aaron's first obstacle was to find a way to distract Kaylee while he snuck his way down to the lobby to retrieve the ring (which he had shipped from Texas directly to the hotel). Claiming that he "left his ID" down at the front desk, he quickly grabbed the ring from the hotel manager, and hid it in his side pocket of his jacket. After changing into some warmer clothes, they quickly headed out to the T of the R to make it their by sunset. Aaron tried to hide his nervous look, even though he was sure that Kaylee would feel the ring in his pocket on their way over... He was even required to take off his jacket through the metal detector... you can only imagine how nerve-racking this was for him.

Once they finally made it to the top, they made their way to the main viewing platform, where there were hundreds of people taking pictures. Aaron tried to play it cool as he looked for the "perfect" spot to propose, but it was too crowded where they were to get the perfect look. They made their way to the upper viewing platform and Aaron almost squished Kaylee in the doorway because he was in such a rush to find a spot before the sun went down. As he noticed the perfect opening (right in front of the Empire State Building), he went up to a younger girl and asked if she would take a video "while he proposed to his girlfriend". His initial concern was that he'd go up to a person who didn't speak English... but fortunately, the Australian girl was MORE than happy to take the video. Just as he asked her to take the video, she immediately freaked out and tried to keep a straight face. Aaron then grabbed Kaylee and "pretended" that they were going to take a picture... a few seconds later, he turned towards her, mumbled a heartfelt speech (that they both can't remember to this day), and got down on one knee... Kaylee's hands immediately went up to her face and the tears started flowing. As she happily accepted, a small crowd formed around them and started cheering/crying/clapping. They spent at least another hour at the top laughing, crying, sharing stories and gazing at the incredible views of the city, as well as the new sparkling diamond on her hand. It was a moment they will never forget... and a trip that they will continue to take for years to come." 

xoxo

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Chanel & Joey: Married!

In honor of one of our most favorite couple's 1 year anniversary this weekend, we are giving you a glimpse into their gorgeous, love-filled wedding day. Joey & Chanel got married last February at Shenandoah Mill in Gilbert.  Their shabby chic wedding was filled with so many personalized elements and their wasn't a dry eye during their emotional ceremony.  Hands down, these 2 had some of the best vows we've heard to date (and we've been to a lot of weddings).  These two have a love that runs deep...REALLY deep.  They love each other with everything they have and it shows in everything they do.

Chanel & Joey- CONGRATS on being married for 1 year!  Here's to a lifetime filled with the same amount of love you two expressed on this flawless day.  Thank you for allowing us to be a part of it all!  XOXO

 

Day-of Coordination: Konsider It Done
Venue: Shenandoah Mill
Photographer: Karlee K. Photography
Officiants: Johnjay & Rich
Catering: RigaTony's
Cupcakes: TopIt Cupcakes
Floral Design: Deb Fitzgerald
Decor: DIY Shabby Chic Weddings AZ
DJ: DJ Paul Nazzaro
Hair and Makeup: Ideal Bridal
Bride's Dress: Maggie Sottero from Suzanne's Bridal Boutique

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