Get ready for a sparkling treat today readers! Kimberly and Kevin’s Phoenix, Arizona wedding was prettiness personified thanks to this couple’s incredible style and spirit, and the the skill of Ashley Gain Weddings & Events, Melissa Jill Photography and a whole team of other amazing wedding professionals. Read on to learn all about it from the lovely bride Kimberly…
The Goals: Making sure that close friends and family had a true Arizona wedding experience in an elegant way and making them feel special and loved. Also, the wedding was planned in Arizona to show our guests from back east the beautiful outdoor surroundings exemplified with decor that matched the Sonoran desert.
The Look: My dress by Watters had so much detail and romance. The lace and piping were in a different shade of white so it allowed those details to really pop off the dress.
My bridesmaids purchased short dresses in a creamy peach tone. They wore something that best fit their personalities. It was so fun to see how each dress they picked matched while being so different!
The Design: Starting with the colors navy, champagne and cream with some pops of blush, we wanted to make sure that the decor was striking but not intrusive. We used lots of romantic greenery and flowers that had a natural flow and brought an organic feel into the wedding. Staying true to our theme of sophisticated romance and organic glamour, the linens and decor elements were all done in soft colors. We used a nude sequin linen and complimented it with floral designs of snap dragons, garden roses, wild smilax and cherry blossoms. Making a statement was of clear importance as well. A stage with gold pipe and drape, a custom seamless dancefloor, lounge furniture, an oversized bar, and custom portofino lighting made the wedding complete. Glam elements appeared in the cut of the menus, the use of mirrored votives, floral containers, sequin throw pillows and our sequin chair covers at the head table.
The Moments: The Smores Bar at the end of the night was so fun for guests to interact with. Having elements that allowed guests to take part in the evening was a great way to make them feel included and thought of. Each guest went to a table where they could pick from a variety of smore related desserts or grab a piece of chocolate, graham cracker and marshmellow and roast to their hearts desire.
The Pros: Learn about the full wedding team on Kimberly and Kevin’s page in our Real Wedding Library!