winter wedding

Does your wedding date fall under these next cold months? It may not snow in Arizona, but it has been extra chilly this year. We have compiled a list of necessary tips to use to be prepared for your winter wedding so that you and your guests can stay toasty!

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Arizona may not be the coldest state in the winter but it does get rather chilly. If you’re one of the lucky brides planning to have your wedding during these next few cold months, there a ton of themes you could go with to match the season. Winter weddings can be beautiful and right in the middle of the holidays so there are a ton of beautiful elements to incorporate.

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Placing a suspended chandelier in your wedding will add that “wow” factor you may be searching for. Whether you place them indoor or outdoor, the space that you choose to use them will make a considerable difference in the setting.

For example, the outdoor ceremony has become a popular choice, so brides who want to dress up the space turn to chandeliers. They can be suspended from trees or from the middle floral-created alters provided by the floral designer. If there aren’t trees in the outdoor space, your lighting designer can find alternative ways to suspend the chandelier to complete your vision.

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tay swift

The next trend on the list for the 2014 bride will reveal your inner goddess: a Grecian themed wedding. In the pic above, the stunning Taylor Swift rocks a Grecian gown on the 2013 Grammy Awards red carpet. For couples who want the elegance of Old World design conveyed with more simplicity, they’ll take their cues from the modern Grecian looks appearing on the red carpet.

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It’s normal that many brides-to-be picture fresh cut flowers for their wedding. However, there is an excellent alternative to this norm- one that could save you money while also creating a natural, fresh approach to your theme. Substitute the flowers for greenery with potted plants, cacti, and succulents.

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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”.

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Even though Phoenix, Arizona may lack the visible signs of the seasons changing we are at summer’s end at last with the first day of autumn on September 22. If you are having a fall wedding consider using some of these trends to match the season.

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TREND ALERT! Chevron print has made a huge statement for the Spring and Summer seasons and you will find this popular, modern print on everything from maxi skirts to home decor to – surprise- in your wedding decor! Why not add some sparkle and glitz to the already fabulous chevron print? Add this print consistently in your decor for a more dramatic effect or incorporate the print minimally to make a chic and stylish statement. Some creative ideas that we love:

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With your wedding approaching rapidly it is time to start to focusing on the little details that are crucial to your look. One of those details is your hairstyle!  The more you know what you want, the more relaxed you will be on your big day.  We always recommend doing a trial run with your stylist about 2-3 months before the wedding to make sure the style you want works with your hair.  With so many different styles and up-dos to choose from, it can get a little overwhelming.  Below are three categories of bridal hairstyles we love!  This will help you narrow down your options and pick the best style for you:

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Regardless of the special event you have coming up, whether it be a wedding, corporate event, or personal party, I highly recommend choosing a theme.  By choosing a theme the planning and coordination of the event goes much smoother.  It allows for a great flow of colors, party favors, food, and music to come together and compliment one another.  Follow these easy steps to ensure you’ve covered all your bases:

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