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Bridal Basics Are In!

Basics have been slowly making a comeback. Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian made basic loungewear a thing. And now the basic trend has made its way over to bridal. But we’re not thanking Kylie or Kim for this new trend. We’re thanking the Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex.  

We called it back in May. We said, “whatever Meghan Markle wore for her wedding, would be trendsetting in bridal.: And her gowns have done just that. Rocking two of the most beautifully simple gowns, designers have taken note, and–for the first time ever–we’re here for something basic. That being said, we’re recapping three of our favorite bridal designers, who took a page from Meghan Markle’s book in their 2018 collections.

Pronovias

First Pronovias and their EOL collection. You’ll find gowns that are beautiful because they are simple. This Pronovias gown has a crossed beaded fringe on the back, giving off a feeling of elegance and sensuality. The bateau neckline takes a page from Meghan Markle’s book adding that little bit of sophistication.

Liancarlo Design

Next, is Liancarlo Design. This Liancarlo gown gives a few nods to Meghan’s second gown. We’re obsessed with its simplicity. This matte crepe high-neck accentuates the shoulders in the same way Meghan’s dress did. It has that fitted, silk component that adds just the right amount of sexy. Are you here for this Liancarlo Design? We totally are.

Pnina Tornai

And finally, Pnina Tornai. They too have a couple gowns similar to Meghan’s second gown. The gown below, which is part of the Love by Pnina Tornai collection, is for a bride that loves that fitted silk look, but also looking to show a bit more skin. We’re in love with this deep v in the front. Who else is here for this sexier look?  

Brides, if you’re shopping for a wedding gown, simple is on trend. When you go simple, we promise, your children will look back and won’t turn their nose up to your dated dress, because it’s simplicity allows it to last a lifetime. Are you on the hunt for a Meghan Markle look-alike? Need help finding something perfect for you? If so, send us an email at info@btseventmanagement.com, we’d love to help you find your perfect gown.

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Glam in the Gardens

If there is one thing that Jamie and Adam love more than each other, it would definitely be the love they have for a great adventure.  Jamie and Adam have traveled many places together and in fact, even got engaged while on a vacation in Ireland.  From the very beginning stages of wedding planning, it was important to Jamie that the theme continued through to their actual wedding day.  With guests traveling to Phoenix from near and far away, they wanted each one to know about their journey together and where it has brought them.  From the table numbers indicating their travel destination cities to the centerpiece arrangements with globes, clocks and maps, guests were tastefully reminded of what brought the two of them together.  Jamie is a sweet soul and Adam has the kindest of hearts and together, we couldn’t wish them more happiness in the world.  Special thanks to our amazing vendor team for all of the contributions on this special night!

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Wedding Guest Etiquette: 4 Major Don’ts

As we all know, weddings are pretty much one big celebration. Friends and family from near and far all come together to celebrate the bride, the groom, their love for each other, and their future together. But whether it’s a giant party or a small intimate gathering, there are still a few things you shouldn’t do to add to the festivities. We have pretty much seen them all, so here’s a quick list of things we recommend avoiding over any wedding weekend.

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Fall at Foxboro Ranch

When it comes to Arizona weddings most people picture desert landscape with lots of cactus, but little do people know there are plenty of mountains, greenery and MAN are there some gorgeous fall colors to be seen! We kicked our wedding season off at Foxboro Ranch Estates in Munds Park with Kristen and Matt’s stunning  wedding filled with rich colors, primped pooches, and lots of pumpkins!

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A Dreamy Sedona Wedding

For those who may not know, one of the absolute best parts about being a wedding planner is making someone’s dream come true. So many women have had this fairytale of a day pictured in their heads from the time they were little girls, and we are the ones who get to make those dreams a reality. This BTS bride has known since the time she was little that she wanted to get married with the lush greenery and deep red rocks of Sedona as her background and MAN was it the perfect setting for this incredible wedding!

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A Fun-Filled Phoenician Wedding

We received a phone call from a wonderful couple, who’s names are Lily and Brian, about eight months prior to their wedding date.  They lived in California and were planning a destination wedding in Scottsdale, AZ at the Phoenician Resort.  Instinctually, they knew they needed a wedding planner to alleviate some of their wedding planning stress that all couples get, especially when planning from afar.  I had a great time speaking with them and learning what they had in mind for their wedding.  They were extremely organized and had an incredibly detailed and accurate budget created right from the beginning.  As a wedding planner, I can not stress enough how important it is to create a budget or have your wedding planner create a budget for your wedding very early on.  This helps every couple stay on track and allows the bride and groom to make smart choices for what they really need/want on their wedding day.  This also helps determine guest count and how many people you are able to invite to your wedding with out going over budget.

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A Polish Wedding with Phoenician Grace

October 10th, 2015 was a big wedding day for BTS Event Management and one that would definitely not disappoint us.  We had much to do and many dreams to make come true.  One of the weddings that we had this day was at The Phoenician on the Orchid Lawn.  It was one of a weeks worth of events for the bride and groom as they practiced their Polish traditions of several parties prior to and after the wedding day.  Our main stage though, was on Saturday.  The day that they walked down the aisle.

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Burgundy Bliss: Phoenician Wedding in Scottsdale, Az

As a wedding planner, one of the biggest honors I can receive is to be asked to plan or design a wedding for a couple or bride that I know personally or professionally.  That is exactly what happened with this couple, Nicole and Kevin.

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Backyard Wedding: Scottsdale, AZ

One of the biggest compliments for a wedding planner is to have a relative or close friend of bride, who you have previously worked with, reach out to you and want you to do their wedding as well.  These are usually the best brides to work with because they have seen us in action and have a sense of trust with us, right from the beginning.  That is exactly what happened with this couple, Michaela and Matt.

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Supporting Local AZ – Black Tie Market

Black Tie Market

If there is anyone that loves to support a local company here in Phoenix, it is definitely us!  Recently, we got the absolute pleasure of meeting with Black Tie Market to talk about their products.  Not only did we become instantly obsessed but, we can’t stop raving about them.  Black Tie Market is owned and operated by two very lovely ladies, Amber and Nina.  When we say lovely ladies, we really mean lovely ladies – they were the sweetest and most humble people we have met in a long time.  So, let’s get into their product!

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