BTS Event Management, Phoenix Wedding Planner, Scottsdale Wedding Planner-Kelli-24 This couple and their family will forever be in our hearts.  We were fortunate enough to work closely with not only the bride and groom, but the brides mother and father as well.  There weren’t many meetings where one of them was missing, which was so refreshing to see such a close family dynamic.  The love and time that was shared during planning this wedding was a beautiful thing to be apart of. From our very first meeting, Kelli, the bride, had a small picture of what she knew she wanted her wedding to look like.  It was torn out of a magazine and given to us for safe keeping:)  We used this one and only photo for inspiration throughout the entire design process.  It just so happened to be Lauren Conrad’s wedding, which was a fun fact but had no impact for Kelli as to why she chose the photo.  Here is a digital image of the famous photo we were handed:

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022_DBG__AES2571 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:

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benandkellyphotography.Suzanne&RayWedding-10066 Almost 1 year ago, we were setting up for a wedding at The Phoenician when a lovely lady and her father peaked into the room.  Turns out they were venue shopping for the bride’s upcoming wedding.  The bride lived in Los Angeles and was only in town for a small amount of time.  I took a break from set up and spoke with them for a bit.  I talked to the bride-to-be, Suzanne, about what she wanted her destination to be like.  She told be some awesome descriptions of a beautiful fairytale wedding she was envisioning.  My mind immediately started brainstorming the perfect design concepts for this wedding.  I had to get back to work so I gave them each one of my business cards and was totally hoping I would hear from her again. A few days later, Suzanne contacted me and we set up a time to talk on the phone in more detail about her wedding.  She had toured a few properties around Scottsdale and was torn between a few of them.  This is all very common.  Choosing the right venue is a stressful part of the planning because it determines so much about the wedding.  There are a lot of things to take into consideration like, pricing, food and beverage minimums, what is all included, end times, service fees, taxes….the list goes on and on.  After deliberating a bit more, Suzanne decided to go with The Phoenician and we began planning and designing! After a few conversations, I was really able to pin-point Suzanne’s style.  She is very romantic and feminine.  She loves the color blush and really loved sequins linens.  We shared photos on Pinterest and had a great collaborative effort on the entire design of her wedding. Suzanne was able to come out to Scottsdale a couple of times before the wedding, which was great.  We scheduled her tasting and did a mock up of her flowers and finalized a lot of the details and design ideas in person.  During these meetings, I got to know her a bit more.  I found out she is a dedicated ballerina and practices quite often.  I also found out that her fiancé was in a rock band and had tons of tattoos.  I thought to myself, a ballerina and a rocker….what on earth could make for a better couple? The big day finally arrived and it was absolutely perfect.  It was literally a fairytale in every aspect.  This couple had amazing family and friends and everyone seemed to really enjoy the evening. Check out these beautiful moments captured by the super talented, Ben and Kelly Photography:

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I received a phone call around 3pm in the afternoon.  A lovely sounding lady was on the other end with a beautiful Russian accent.  She said, “I need your help!”  She was in her last weeks of med school and wanted to pull off a surprise wedding for her family.  Her parents, and her fiancé’s parents were coming to town for her graduation, which was the perfect time to surprise them with her wedding.  We were so excited and honored to be apart of such a special occasion but also a bit nervous as time was not on our side.  We had 3 weeks to pull this off.  As wedding planners, we can make just about anything happen but there was one aspect to this wedding that was going to make it just a bit more challenging.  The couple wanted to do an interfaith ceremony.  The bride is Roman Catholic and the groom is Jewish and they wanted both a priest and a rabbi to perform a ceremony.  The flowers, food, decor, and photographer I figured would be no problem, but finding a priest and a rabbi who would both participate in a wedding, under the circumstances that the couple would not be taking any prior classes or attending any meetings, was going to be the tricky part.  

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In honor of Cinco De Mayo, we had to post about this lovely couple’s fiesta inspired wedding.  This bride wanted everything in her wedding from the food, music, and decor to be influenced by her Hispanic culture.   You would think we would see this theme a lot more often being Phoenix Wedding Planners, but it really isn’t as common as you would think.

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BTS Event Management_Phoenix Wedding Planner_Desert Mountain-Dayna and Tanner 18 Most of our grooms enjoy a little golf the day of the wedding, but never have we met a gentleman so enthused about the sport.  We are referring to the groom, Tanner, pictured in this wedding.  Tanner loves the sport of golf and his beautiful Dayna did not mind incorporating some golf details into their fabulous wedding, which took place at Desert Mountain Country Club, looking out on to their amazing green.  Dayna and Tanner lived out of stated and picked Desert Mountain for their destination wedding venue, based on the incredible golf course.  This couple made 2 trips out to Scottsdale and we loved every minute of the time we spent with them during their vendor meetings.  Here are some lovely details from their wedding, courtesy of This Girl Nicole Photography:

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BTS Event Management, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Arizona, Weddings, Phoenician, Outdoor Ceremony One of our most attractive couples, inside and out, Lauren and Blake!  We had the pleasure of working alongside this couple, and the bride’s mother, Iraetta, who had an amazing sense of design and always knew just what her daughter would like.  Being wedding planners, we are fortunate enough to witness many different family dynamics.  This family was exceptionally close-knit, always respectful of one another and very strong in faith.  It was always wonderful to meet with them during the planning process and was incredibly beautiful to witness during the day of the wedding.  Their wedding took place on the Orchid Lawn of the Phoenician and their reception was held in the Camelback Ballroom.  The moments of the day were captured by Ben and Kelly Photography and Amore Films.  We hope you enjoy! BTS Event Management, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Arizona Weddings

 

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Silverleaf Wedding, BTS Event Management, Planner, Coordinator, Phoenix weddings, Destination BrideDanielle and David were the bride and groom for this stunning wedding, which took place at Silverleaf Country Club.  This couple resides in California and planned their destination wedding right here in sunny Scottsdale, AZ.  This couple is extremely educated, accomplished, and well rounded.  They knew exactly what they wanted and had a very organized budget created prior to hiring us.  We were so impressed!  When Danielle described the wedding of her dreams, she was able to clearly paint us the picture of what the day looked like.  She wanted a rustic, but elegant wedding and I think we were able to put together just that for her!  We used Flower Bar for the floral design, La Tavola linens, Piefection for the super yummy pies, and Mike Olbinski was the photographer who captured every great detail of the day!  Here are some of the photos of the day:

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IMG_7310   Recently, we were invited to be a preferred vendor at the Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, AZ.  This is a huge honor being as we were 1 of only 2 planners who were hand picked by this elite venue to be apart of their weddings and events.  The MIM hosted an open house for newly engaged couples who are on the hunt for the perfect venue.  BTS, alongside many other talented vendors, set up areas to show off their skills.  There were tons of happy couples who came through to check out a fun night filled with live music, good food and cold beverages.

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Scottsdale wedding venue, Windgate ranch wedding, phoenix wedding planner, bts event managementWhen we first got the call from Jessica, the lovely bride pictured in this wedding, we knew it was an instant connection.  She had a great sense of humor and a story straight out of a fairytale.  Jessica was going to marry her childhood friend who turned into her high school sweetheart, who then became her husband, Rob.  This couple has been together for longer than some couples who are twice their age.  We were referred to this couple by Mike Olbinski, the amazing photographer who captured this incredible wedding.

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