We were so happy to be a part of this beautiful wedding that took place at the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix, Arizona. This wedding was held in an area of Desert Botanical Gardens called the Steele Herb Garden. Being as the venue itself is so stunningly beautiful with a natural desert habitat, it didn’t need much to really complete the look and make it the perfect setting for this incredible wedding. Below, we really focus on the detail in the decor for this wedding. The couple used a vintage dresser as their unity candle for ceremony. They also used a vintage oriental rug to stand on. We love this detail, it is just the right touch to really highlight the bride and groom, even more than they already are. We had Christian from Classic Party Rental construct the actual arbor for the bride and groom with two different colors of drape. Flower Bar, who was the florist for the wedding, did a beautiful job of really pulling in the bride’s vision by incorporating greenery and fresh herbs into her arrangements, in honor of the Steele Herb Garden. The bride’s main request for the design of her wedding was to compliment the scenery of the venue with out overpowering it. After the ceremony took place, guests moved on to cocktail hour. During this time, the ceremony area was flipped and turned into the reception space. We used the draping as the backdrop for the couple’s sweetheart table. Guests snacked on appetizers and enjoyed refreshing drinks during this time. A big focal point of cocktail hour was the cake. It was made by Pixy Cakes and was set out on another vintage dresser. Flower Bar added the perfect greenery touches to the wedding cake, which sat beside a really neat groom’s cake. Check out the beautiful images, described above, captured by Savidge Photography:
One of the trends forecasted for the 2014 bride is Old World Opulence- so let’s touch on what a Gatsby inspired wedding would comprise of. Quoted from The Great Gatsby 1925 novel: “something new—something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned”.
I had the pleasure of meeting the owner of Modern Revival yesterday. Modern Revival is a company that rents vintage and modern furniture for weddings and other special events. Shannon is the owner of the company. She has a beautiful studio set up with everything from victorian style couches to old tins and liquor bottles. She has beautiful tables, rustic picture frames and awesome chalk boards (we all know how popular these are in weddings now days). Shannon has it all! The items are all for rent at very reasonable prices. Her business makes so much sense, especially in this day and age where we all have our pinterest boards filled with creative and detailed wedding ideas, and every bride wants the personalization of her own unique wedding, this is definitely the place to go! Here are a few great pictures from her website of some of the amazing items Shannon had to offer: