Last Sunday we had such a great time at the Phoenix Bridal Show at the Hotel Sheraton in downtown Phoenix. It was our very first experience as a vendor in this show, however, we really enjoyed seeing all of the excited brides-to-be with all of their bridesmaids, parents and fiancés. Over 500 brides-to-be crowded into the ballroom space where they came to meet with vendors from all across the industry. There were travel agents, DJs, caterers, bakers, florists, dress/clothing retailers, wedding planners and many many more. We were so lucky because we were surrounded by all of our friends in the industry! We were next to Tina with Pixy Cakes, who makes some of the best tasting and looking cakes and desserts in the valley, across from Julie with JuJu’s Tutus, who custom creates flower girl dresses and accessories, and down the aisle from Dave with Pour Masters, our favorite industry bar tending service, and Eric with Got You Covered, who has a team of super talented DJs that always put on an amazing show for every wedding.
When we were approached recently by Kelly from Ben and Kelly Photography to write a blog, it made most sense. She wanted us to blog about the importance of having a photo list. Now, most of you might be like, what is a photo list and so I will explain. When planning your wedding and all the details that are included, the very last thing that the Bride or Groom thinks about is what photos they want to make sure are captured and with who – isn’t that the photographers job? Well yes, but they don’t know who your great grandmother is and what Aunt Suzie or Uncle Jim look like. As wedding planners, and essentially bystanders of the entire process – we see it becoming more and more important to help with the flow of the day.
This past week, we were able to experience something absolutely breathtaking. A place that we only knew of by name and had no real connection to. Those that know of it, know of the beauty and serenity. They know about the peaks and the valley’s, the highs and the lows. The place that I am talking about is none other than Antelope Point Marina – the tourist location of the enormous, man made lake – Lake Powell. First built in 1963, the lake spans over 108,000 square miles in area. We saw less than a quarter of the lake on our visit. IT IS HUGE!!!
Meeting with a wedding planner can be a little scary and unpredictable at first. Typically, one doesn’t really know how to feel going into the meeting. The initial meeting will always feel more like an interview than anything. The most important part as a bride or groom talking to the planner to be is to feel extremely comfortable knowing that this person can handle one of the most important days in life. From a planner’s perspective, there are a few things that we want to share to help the process go a little easier.
Going dress shopping is always fun and exciting, right? Well, yes! But of course it can be super stressful as well. Dress designs, styles, shapes, colors, etc. are limitless and you can try on as many dresses as humanly possible. For me, trying on dresses was very exciting however, I didn’t go into it limiting myself to anything in particular. Naturally, I knew what I felt I would like best, and I also knew what I felt I wouldn’t like at all but, like the shows, planners and stylists say – more times than not, a bride goes into trying on dresses with one thing in mind and ends up loving the complete opposite!
For the past two years, Classic Party Rentals (Christian Miorin) teamed up with J Barry Designs (Jessica Barry) and Phoenix NACE to put together one of the most fun industry events – Rock the Warehouse. This year, we were charged up and ready for battle. Let me give you a little direction about what the event really is about. 8 designers from across the Phoenix Valley get together with a team to bring our their best creativity
Flower girls are always adorable! There is just something about a tiny little lady in a beautiful dress or gown that just always makes us smile! We love finding the perfect flower girl dresses and accessories for our brides. Lately we have been super drawn to all things blush. The dresses, the sashes, the shoes, the baskets, the crowns, etc… you name it, we love it in blush:) We have a flower girl board on our pinterest page that you should definitely check out, especially if you are in the market for some pretty inspiration for your flower girl attire and accessories. Click the link here: Flower Girl to see more.