Desert Romance at the Foot of Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley, Arizona

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Nov 142016
 
Chic Desert Wedding in Arizona, Bride and Groom Portrait

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Scott Frost and Ashley Neidhardt had their second date hiking Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley, Arizona, in 2013, so after Scott proposed (just before hitting the field as a college football coach in October of 2015), the pair knew saying "I do" with the mountain in the backdrop would be the perfect full-circle moment. On March 11, 2016, with 163 guests as witnesses, the couple exchanged vows at El Chorro, one of Ashley's favorite restaurants — which pretty much guarantees a fantastic wedding meal!

Marrying just five months after Scott popped the question, the wedding was an exercise in being decisive and trusting the experts, which the bride and groom did when they asked planner Stephanie Antoinette to take the lead. With her help, the couple created a romantic, softly hued celebration in the early spring sunshine. From the floral aisle to the gorgeous installations over the tables, this lush, garden-inspired wedding was absolutely charming and oh-so-sweet, with photos by Amy & Jordan to match!

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It all started with the invitations, which featured a romantic watercolor floral design. We love how perfectly the hand-painted macaron favors match the suite!

To go with her classic solitaire engagement ring and pavé wedding band, Ashley wore a dramatic pair of silver Christian Louboutin heels. Says the bride, "I actually bought them before I found my wedding dress!"

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Speaking of her dress, Ashley's Modern Trousseau wedding gown was a lesson in patience and persistence. "I went dress shopping in New York City, and felt pressured to buy a gown because we had such a short engagement," she remembers. "When it arrived, I hated it!" She flew to L.A. and found a designer wedding dress off the rack that she loved — but it doesn't end there. "I had it altered, and they took it in so much that it didn't fit. I finally bought my lace Modern Trousseau gown in Scottsdale five days before my wedding, and had the final fitting the night before I walked down the aisle!" We'd say the semi-sheer bodice and lace appliqué made Ashley's third dress a real winner!

Her classic round bouquet combined garden roses, peonies, dahlias, and ranunculus in blush and cream, all tied with a satin ribbon.

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Ashley's bridesmaids all wore Amsale gowns in a peachy blush, each choosing a different neckline for a gorgeous mix-and-match look. Their bouquets were smaller versions of the bride's, with extra blush blooms and dusty miller for texture and contrast. The flower girl wore an ivory floral gown, with a crown of blush roses to match.

To complement the modern romance of their day, Scott kept it classic in a black tuxedo with a bowtie and a ranunculus boutonniere. "Scott wore his grandfather's dog tags, which he always wears on special occasions," says Ashley.

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The dessert-meets-garden setting was a dramatic backdrop for the couple's ceremony. And how chic is their wedding party?!

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Scott and Ashley exchanged vows beneath an arch of hydrangeas and garden roses, flanked with wooden lanterns. Instead of a runner, the aisle was decorated with swirls of fresh flower petals in blush, peach, and white hues.

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The arch appeared as though it were overgrown with blooms, but in reality it was studded with a combination of white and cream hydrangeas and blush roses, all tied in with ferns and vines. The site of Scott and Ashley's second date, Camelback Mountain, rose beautifully in the background.

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The ring bearer and flower girl headed down the aisle together, and Ashley and Scott's rings were tied to Scott's late grandmother's bible. The bride's younger brother had the honor of escorting her down the aisle. The pair kept their ceremony traditional, inviting a close friend to do a reading from the Bible as part of the proceedings.

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Guests tossed flower petals as the newlyweds walked back up the aisle. "Scott had a hard time making eye contact during the ceremony. He couldn't stop crying," Ashley sweetly remembers.

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On the venue's patio, guests lounged on a collection of natural-hued furniture as they sipped peach Bellinis, the couple's signature cocktail. Instead of escort cards, their table assignments were handwritten onto an oversized mirror, decorated with clusters of hydrangeas and roses.

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Inside, guests were seated at a combination of long wooden tables and round tables topped in white linens. Chandeliers sparkled over the dance floor and floral chandeliers, studded with glass orbs holding votive candles, were hung above the long, bare tables. Greenery was woven between candleholders, and the head table featured a low display of roses and hydrangeas that matched the Manzanita branch design overhead.

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Wicker-back chairs upholstered in linen provided a textural contrast and gave the room a natural, romantic feel.

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Each place setting featured a gold charger and a printed menu describing the family-style meal. "We started with a wedge salad and oven-roasted beets with goat cheese, then guests were served red wine-braised short ribs, pan seared salmon, and prosciutto-wrapped pork tenderloin," says Ashley. No wonder she loves the restaurant at El Chorro so much!

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For dessert, the pair chose three all-white wedding cakes, decorated with blush garden roses and dahlias. They served almond cake with vanilla buttercream and fresh strawberries, chocolate cake with salted caramel buttercream, and prickly pear cake with vanilla buttercream and prickly pear curd.

"Our wedding day went so fast. Make sure you make a point to enjoy every detail. And hire a good photographer! Having those memories preserved beautifully is so worth it," says Ashley.

Venue & Catering: El Chorro || Wedding Planner: Events By Stephanie Antoinette || Bride's Wedding Dress: Modern Trousseau || Shoes: Christian Louboutin || Hair: Erin Fink Hair || Makeup: Lyndsay Zavitz || Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale || Groom & Groomsmen's Attire: Celebrity Tux & Tails || Engagement Ring & Wedding Bands: Diamond Exchange Dallas; House of Diamonds || Florist: Flower Bar || Invitations & Paper Goods: Victoria York Design || Music: Got You Covered Music || Cake: Ruze Cake House || Rentals: Glamour & Woods; Cre8ive Event Rentals || Videographer: eMotion Cinematography || Photographer: Amy & Jordan

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Aug 282016
 
Best Bridal Salons of the Western US

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Finding the right wedding dress may be trial-and-error, but finding a bridal salon shouldn't be. Our editors polled more than 1,500 brides to discover the places with the prettiest dresses (from the designers like Carolina Herrera, Mira Zwillinger, and Houghton, just to name a few!), nicest consultants, and chicest spaces from coast to coast. Every single shop on this list is a true standout in style, service, and atmosphere whether it's the white dress mecca in your state or a gem in the middle of nowhere (we didn't judge!). Get ready for our curated, tested, and fully endorsed list of The Best Bridal Salons in America. Here, our editors narrow down the best bridal salons in the Western United States. Happy shopping!

Bateau Bridal Boutique, Anchorage, Alaska
With both hot designers and fab consignment finds, this salon is a true standout. But it's really the owner, Tara, our reviewers are obsessed with: "She got on the floor at nine months pregnant to fluff my dress!" says one.

Lillian Lottie Bridal Couture, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Every reviewer was referred by a friend — and has since spread the word herself. And with a huge stock of gowns under $1,500 and consultants who "have your back," that's no surprise. "My rep even called after the wedding to see how everything went," says one customer.

Erin Cole Couture Bridal, Costa Mesa, Calif.
Sure, SoCal brides could buy directly from a designer salon in Beverly Hills, but the ladies we talked to came here instead because of the awesome alterations team. "I'm a size 16, and they made me feel like Vera Wang designed my dress just for me," says one.

The White Flower Bridal Boutique, San Diego
Brides count shopping here, with its super-fun vibe (think paper umbrellas on the ceiling and Selena Gomez on the speakers) and "a team that really cares," as a highlight of planning. In fact, one says, "I wanted to invite the staff to my wedding!"

Jin Wang, San Francisco
Designer Jin Wang's thing is a modern-meets-classic aesthetic, and her penthouse oozes that with cases of statement jewels, floor-to-ceiling windows, and gowns from the likes of Angel Sanchez.

LOHO Bride, San Francisco
Owner Christy Baird's specialty: a bride who wants to rock something cool and unique on her wedding day. (It's very Solange.) In San Fran and now L.A., her customers snatch up looks from Rime Arodaky and Houghton. Says one, "Forget the whole princess thing; this place makes you feel like a woman."

Anna Bé, Denver
This Front Range favorite is a go-to for chic Colorado brides, thanks to its "nearly endless selection" of the designers you love (Berta, Anna Maier) and up-and-coming ones you need on your radar stat (Sareh Nouri, Tara LaTour).

Little White Dress Bridal Shop, Denver
You'll be finding more than a LWD at this downtown salon, which is basically the coolest dress shop ever. Why? It's located in a restored church that's spacious and awesome, and it's the only place in the state selling J. Mendel and Naeem Khan.

Velvet Bride, Missoula, Mont.
Some Montana brides trekked 400 miles on mountain roads to shop the gorge gowns (from Leanne Marshall, Willowby, and more), vintage jewels, and uber-feminine lingerie.

Swoon... A Bridal Salon, Reno, Nev.
Go-big-or-go-home types will get lightheaded over pristine samples from ball-gown favorites Hayley Paige and Lazaro. And the owner knows wedding dresses; she literally wrote her graduate thesis on them.

Ania Collection, Portland, Oreg.
Grab your gals and head here to choose between Theia and Watters for yourself and a rainbow of gowns for your 'maids. Take it from this client: "There's a bridesmaids' dress for every price point, every size, and every style."

The Dress Theory, Seattle
Calling all cool girls! This airy boutique features a unique collection (Truvelle, Claire Pettibone) that's hand picked and carefully edited.

Alta Moda Bridal, Salt Lake City
Indecisive? Don't fret if you're torn between that Katie May and a Yolan Cris because the salesladies here are, in a word, patient. "I must've tried on my final two dresses 100 times each, and they didn't pressure me once," says a bride.

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The Desert Backdrop at This Couple’s Arizona Celebration Will Leave You Breathless

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Jul 202016
 
Glamorous Arizona Wedding Ideas, Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

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In April of 2013, seven years after they met, Robbie Knight invited his college sweetheart Jessica Wakasugi to his family home in Silverthorne, Colorado, for a weekend getaway. When Robbie suggested they go on an evening hike with their three dogs, Jessica agreed. And, as snow began to fall, he seized on the romantic atmosphere and knelt and popped the question.

The couple swapped snow for the desert when they chose Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona, as their venue for their September 20, 2014, nuptials. "First, Robbie loves the desert scenery. Second, I really wanted a unique venue where not many people get married," Jessica says. "We were both so excited to share this special place with our family and friends." With help from planner Amina from Some Like It Classic, this bride and groom planned a timeless, floral-inspired wedding. See the stunning photos, as captured by Brandon Werth, below.

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For her wedding day look, Jessica chose a Vera Wang ball gown that she paired with a statement necklace and Kate Spade shoes. "I never thought I'd be 'that girl', but the second I put my dress on, the tears started flowing!" Jessica says.

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For her bridesmaids' dresses, Jessica focused on finding looks that were versatile and comfortable. She chose a floor-length Jenny Yoo dress in mist gray hue, which allows her attendants to customize their own neckline. Jessica carried a large bouquet of white dahlias, ranunculus, and roses accented with touches of greenery. Her 'maids carried a smaller version of the bride's arrangement.

Robbie and his groomsmen went classic with charcoal grey Vera Wang tuxedos from Men's Wearhouse.

The bride wanted her best friend's daughter, Nora, to have a flower girl dress similar to her own gown, and found just what she was looking for in a tulle-covered dress on Etsy. The couple's ring bearer, Oliver, matched the groom in a deep grey tuxedo.

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The ceremony was held on an outdoor patio, where gold Chiavari chairs faced a flower-covered arch. A mirrored sign welcomed guests to the space and aisle-facing chairs were decked out with garlands of roses, dahlias, and andromeda.

The arch itself was decorated with a swag of white and pink flowers and hanging crystals, adding a touch of drama to the desert backdrop.

Jessica and her father walked down the aisle while a quartet played traditional musical selections. Guests watched the bride and groom exchange personalized vows, complete with a few jokes, before being they were officially pronounced husband and wife.

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The reception began in the venue's intimate dining room just as the sun had set, with tea lights illuminating the space. Everyone found their seats with the help of glitter-covered place cards.

Tables were topped with ivory linens and centerpieces filled with white, pink, and lavender flowers in an array of different sizes and heights. To further dress up the space, each chair back was decorated with cascading white fabric.

The wedding party sat at the head table that was arranged on a lofted level of the dining room. The long wood table was situated in front of a dramatic moss wall covered in cascading flowers. While the table settings were consistent throughout the room, the head table stood out with a long floral runner and diamond napkin rings that were created by the mother of the bride.

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For dinner, guests enjoyed a duo entree of grilled beef tenderloin and scallops with fennel
risotto and baby carrots. This pizza-loving couple offered late night slices with their favorite toppings, too. "Our guests definitely didn't leave hungry!" Jessica says.

The couple's tiered wedding cake wasn't simple in design or flavor. Beneath layers of frosting and plenty of fresh flowers, three decadent flavor combinations awaited guests: chocolate cake with raspberry filling, lemon cake with lemon filling, and caramel cake with Kahlua filling.

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Along with a mini-moon to San Diego, Jessica and Robbie had planned a honeymoon in Europe, but with news that would soon be welcoming a new baby, they turned their focus on celebrating their growing family.

Venue & Catering: Desert Mountain || Wedding Planner: Some Like It Classic || Bride's Wedding Dress: Vera Wang || Shoes: Kate Spade || Hair: Hautie Rouge || Makeup: Linda Wagner Makeup || Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo || Groom's & Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse || Flowers: Petal Pusher || Invitations: Sarah Drake Design || Other Paper Products: Celebrations in Paper || Music: Got You Covered || Cake: Classic Cakes and Confections || Rentals: Classic Party Rentals || Favors: The Salty Tart Bakery || Videographer: Serendipity Cinematography || Photographer: Brandon Werth

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A Glamorous Wedding in Scottsdale, Arizona — With a Seriously Pretty Surprise Ending

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Jul 112016
 
Formal Desert Wedding in Scottsdale Arizona, Bride and Groom Portrait

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Not everyone takes a limousine on a weekend getaway to Santa Barbara. So you can imagine Michele Kaloski's surprise when she walked out of the home she shared with Jonathan Littrell, ready to throw her luggage in their car, only to find a stretch limousine blocking the drive, a chauffeur ready to pop a bottle of bubbly. As a photographer snapped photos of Michele's startled expression, she turned to Jonathan and found him on one knee, a sparkling diamond ring in his hand. "It took me quite a few moments to realize what was actually happening," she says.

And that road trip to Santa Barbara? It never happened. Michele soon learned that being told to plan for a beach getaway was just a ploy to get her to pack bathing suits for a romantic escape Jonathan had planned in Maui.

Once the excitement around their engagement finally settled down, the pair turned their attention to planning their October 17, 2015, wedding. Michele and Jonathan asked 120 guests to join them at the Four Seasons in Scottsdale, Arizona, where they organized an over-the-top celebration that steered clear of any rustic vibes. With the help of the team at Some Like It Classic, the bride and groom chose a romantic color palette made up of hues of cream, blush, silver, and gold and put together an event that was every bit the sparkling party Michele had envisioned. Amy & Jordan Photography was there to document every moment of their gorgeous fall day, all seen below.

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The couple chose Scottsdale for their wedding since it was in close proximity to the bride's parent's summer home. "The resort felt like a hidden gem tucked away in the beautiful Sonoran Desert," Michele says. "The grounds have a sophisticated southwestern appeal and are simply enchanting at sunset with watercolor skies, an awe-inspiring boulder mountain backdrop, and saguaro cactus landscape."

Invitations were made to complement that landscape, made from a mix of traditional calligraphy script and funky Western-style fonts, something Michele says you might have once seen on an old wanted poster.

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The bride knew she wanted to wear a mermaid-style wedding dress down the aisle. The Eve of Milady dress she selected, a strapless ivory gown with a dramatic ruffled tulle skirt and sheer lace bodice, was the third she tried on. But Michele kept her remaining bridal salon appointments so that she could soak up the time trying on gorgeous silhouettes with her friends and mother.

Michele, who owns fashion accessories company Platinum Minx, found her jewelry almost as easily. She incorporated her own designs into her wedding day look, and also gifted her bridesmaids earrings from her collection.

Jonathan donned a custom made deep blue tuxedo with black satin lapels, black pants, and a black bow tie. He pinned a garden spray rose with touches of dusty miller to his lapel, while Michele carried a tightly-packed bouquet of garden roses, dahlias, and apricot stock blossoms pulled together with a rhinestone wrap. Tucked inside the bouquet were several crystal brooches, including tan antique one that belong to the bride's grandmother and served as her something old.

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Because each of Michele's bridesmaids had different body types, the bride asked each woman to chose any charcoal gray chiffon gown from the same Monique Lhuillier collection. "It was important to me that all of the bridesmaid's felt both comfortable and beautiful in what they were wearing that day," Michele says. "I loved how the various cuts of each dress showed a bit of their personality and could still looked unified with color."

The bridesmaids carried bouquets that mimicked the bride's arrangement with ivory flowers and glittering brooches, but with heavier hints of succulents. "That gave each a point of difference and was a subtle nod our southwestern surroundings," the bride says.

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The couple's outdoor ceremony was held on the resort's main lawn, facing the boulder mountains of northern Scottsdale. A four-post floral arch made from hydrangea, roses, and dahlias awaited them at the end of a rose-petal strewn aisle.

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"Our ceremony was rather short and sweet," says Michele. The couple decided not to write their own vows, but did ask a close friend to read "The Apache Wedding Blessing," which they felt was unique while giving a nod to their natural setting.

But that was hardly the only unique part of their ceremony. As they recessed down the aisle, their string quartet played "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift.

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Guests were greeted by a grand sight in the Four Season's ballroom, where the reception was held: The entire space was washed in soft pink and purple light, and decorated with towering floral arrangements with glittering crystals. A massive monogram, projected by spotlight behind the head table, was designed by the bride.

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Tables were covered in soft metallic fabric that shimmered in candle light, and were topped with alternating high-and-low arrangements dripping in crystals. At each place setting, a menu that featured Western fonts showed each guest's chosen meal, either steak or lobster.

After dinner, friends and family could move from the reception room to a second ballroom, decorated to look like a night club lounge. "It was equipped with a security bouncer, a red carpet entrance, sleek lounge furniture, and mood lighting to give it a completely different appeal from the main ballroom," Michele says.

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Michele and Jonathan's four-tier wedding cake was made from Bavarian cream and fresh berries, iced in a metallic fondant and topped with fresh flowers.

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Thanks to sunny skies for the first time in days, Michele and Jonathan were able to enjoy fireworks at the end of the evening. But as special as that detail was, the bride might have skipped it if she was given a do-over. "Strive for fun, not perfection," Michele tells future couples. "I became so detailed focused that I inadvertently piled on additional and unnecessary stress. Though my motto throughout planning was, 'It's all about the details,' I was surprised to find out how many of those tiny particulars I'd been completely hung up on my guests hadn't even notice."

Venue, Catering, Cake & Accommodations: The Four Seasons || Wedding Planner: Whitney Lewis of Some Like It Classic || Bride's Wedding Dress: Eve of Milady || Veil: Jason Ryan || Jewelry: Platinum Minx || Shoes: Zappos || Bridesmaids' Dresses: Monique Lhuillier || Florist: Lux Florist || Invitations: Celebrations in Paper || Music: Simply Three; The Instant Classics || Rentals: Classic Party Rentals || Videographer: eMotion Cinematography || Photographer: Amy & Jordan Photography

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One Couple’s Art Deco-Inspired Destination Wedding in Scottsdale, Arizona

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Dec 212015
 

Remy Mars and Andy Feldman first met at summer camp in June of 1997 — the future bride and groom were both just 9-years-old! The two reconnected the summer before they both started college at Northwestern University and by the next fall, they were officially a couple. Six years later, Andy had just finished a series of tests for work and told Remy he wanted to get away and relax, so he booked a getaway for just the two of them in New Buffalo, Michigan. "He booked a big suite at one of the only hotels on the harbor and that Saturday he was insistent that we make our way to the beachfront despite the weather being in the low 60s," Remy says. "He sat me on a bench and got onto one knee. I was too taken aback to remember what he said but it was the perfect mix of personal and funny."

Once the two started planning, these Chicago-natives knew they wanted a destination wedding in Scottsdale, Arizona, where Remy's family has a townhome that the couple frequently visits. They chose the Phoenician Resort, where their 240 guests could join them for a ceremony and reception under the stars, and worked with the team at BTS Event Management to bring their vision of a romantic and glamorous evening wedding to life. Keep reading to see all of the photos from their November 1, 2014, celebration, as captured by Mike Olbinski Photography.

"We ended up choosing the Phoenician because we really wanted an all-in-one outdoor evening ceremony and dinner reception. We wanted our guests to have an amazing vacation during the day and could dance under the start with us at night," Remy says. "We loved how intimate the ceremony space felt with the large lush trees and the sound of a waterfall cascading in the background. The big lawn provided the perfect blank slate for us to fully create our vision."

After prepping with her bridesmaids, Remy slipped into her strapless fit and flare gown by Tulle. "I knew it was the one because, when I tried it on, it just fit like a glove and instead of wearing me, I was wearing it," she says. "I loved that it had some very subtle embellishments, so it wasn't too plain."

She completed her stunning bridal look with a lush bouquet of garden roses, astilbe, rice flower, anemones, amaranthus, and dusty miller.

Andy chose a slim, black Hugo Boss tuxedo, complete with an off-white bow tie and rose boutonniere.

The pair met for a first look during golden hour — another perk of their early-evening ceremony! The soon-to-be newlyweds enjoyed some private time in the property's lush gardens before making their way to the ceremony.

"Our ceremony was held on an enclosed lawn surrounded by eight large trees, all wrapped in twinkle lights," Remy says. There, guests were greeted with glasses of prosecco or craft beers from a local brewery, Four Peaks. "These are two of our favorite drinks, so we wanted to share them with our friends and family. It was a fun and festive way to get our guests relaxed and refreshed during the ceremony." At the top of the aisle, a chuppa was draped in ivory and peach linens, decorated with fresh flowers and branches.

Natural wood chairs surrounded a flower petal-lined aisle. Every few rows, square floral arrangements with candles were displayed, lending a dreamy glow to the dusk ceremony. Guests seated at the ends of rows found a box of white flower petals and instructions to shower the newlyweds with fragrant blooms on their seats. A guitarist performed as the bride walked down the aisle with her father. Then, Remy and Andy exchanged traditional vows.

The couple wanted to include pops of Art Deco style throughout their reception, so glam details were first introduced through their escort card display. Guests found their tables on white cards that were arranged on a mirrored table. On nearby cocktail tables, guests found silver-and-crystal frames that held quotes from Jay Gatsby's creator himself, F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Dinner was held on the property's lawn, where the bridal party sat at one long table set in front of a row of green hedges that were covered in twinkle lights. "Manzanita branches wrapped in red and white flowers hung from above, along with floating tea lights," the bride says.

Guests were seated at round tables that were arranged around a checkered dance floor. Each table was decorated with either black or white linens, and topped with a mix of tall, medium, and low arrangements of red and white flowers. "Large metal orbs dripped with flowers and hanging crystals were also suspended from the overhead lighting as unique centerpieces," Remy says.

After dinner, the couple shared their first dance to Van Morrison's "Moon Dance," before a live band — the Party Crashers — took over.

The party didn't end with the reception, though. Guests moved inside for an after party, where walls were draped with white fabric and Art Deco-inspired chandeliers lent a sparkle to the space. There, the couple cut into their five-tiered vanilla and champagne wedding cake. "The tiers were a mix of circle and square design with varying textures and designs on each layer," the bride says.

Remy changed into a tea-length tulle gown from Maggie Sottero before returning to the celebration. "I really wanted a dress that fit the occasions and was comfortable to wear and dance in," she says. "I loved that the princess shape had so much life when I twirled on the dance floor."

The couple, who honeymooned in Thailand, advise other couples to remember what the day is truly about. "In the end, friends and family are what make the wedding special, not the little details," Remy says. "Even though it's easy to get caught up in planning every little detail, nothing will go completely as you expect so try not to sweat the small stuff. It's about who you are marrying, not about how or where you're marrying them."

Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Phoenician Resort || Wedding Planner & Designer: BTS Event Management || Bride's Wedding Dress: Tulle || Bride's Reception Dress: Maggie Sottero || Flowers: Flower Bar || Reception Music: The Party Crashers || DJ: Desert House Productions || Cake: Paula Jacqueline Cakes and Pastries || Rentals: Classic Party Rentals || Favors: Ruze Cake House || Videographer: Amore Films || Photographer: Mike Olbinski Photography

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This Couple Transformed an Arizona Ballroom into a Manicured, Rustic Garden

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Dec 072015
 

In August of 2008, just before their senior year at Arizona State University, Brooke and Lucas first met. "He says it was love at first sight, but I had wanted to stay single for my senior year and really focus on myself," says Brooke. But the next February, the pair bumped into each other again and hit it off. A few months later they started dating, and they've been together ever since.

When Lucas was ready to propose, he gifted Brooke with an overnight trip to the Big Island of Hawaii during her family's annual spring trip to Maui. "I'd gotten SCUBA certified and really wanted to do a Manta Ray night dive, so I was so excited to finally get to do it," says the bride. But a storm canceled the dive, and the hotel wasn't what they'd expected. "I don't think the trip could have started off any worse!" Brooke laughs. But Lucas convinced her to get up early the next morning for a sunrise hike, and practiced what he was going to say over and over during the two-hour drive while Brooke slept in the seat next to him. As they watched the sun rise over the ocean, Lucas nervously proposed. "It is the most memorable moment of my life," says Brooke.

The couple chose to wed in Scottsdale, Arizona on March 7, 2015, celebrating with a rustic, manicured theme full of vibrant hues and natural details. They hired Ashley Gain Weddings to plan the wedding, and Brushfire Photography was the perfect choice to capture every romantic moment.

Brooke fell in love with the top of one Martina Liana gown and the skirt of another, so she custom-ordered a combination of the two. The result? A fit-and-flare gown with a hand-beaded bodice and a dupioni silk skirt. "My consultant was so attentive and helpful that it only took five gowns to figure out exactly what I wanted," she says. Her freeform bouquet of Juliet garden roses, polo roses, lisianthus, and jasmine was hand-tied with ribbon.

Lucas wore a dark blue suit with a gray vest, while his groomsmen wore gray three-piece suits. Brooke's bridesmaids wore different Amsale silhouettes in crinkle chiffon, all in vibrant cobalt.

"We wanted our wedding day to be one big, happy party," says the bride. "We love throwing parties, and this was the opportunity to have the ultimate celebration."

The ceremony took place beneath an arbor of greenery and peach and ivory roses. The aisle was decorated with blue glass vases full of peach roses, antique hydrangeas, and greenery.

Lucas and Brooke wrote personalized vows, and also included a letter box ceremony. "We had our family and friends write personal letters for us to read throughout our relationship, from letters from friends that we'll read in the next few years to letters and advice from our grandparents to open 20 years from now," Brooke explains.

A watercolor floral pattern was used on the bright blue invitations, and was carried through to the ceremony program and the evening's menu.

Blue velvet was draped around the ballroom to create a rich background tone, and the bar was arranged in front of a boxwood backdrop. A combination of tables, from a wooden king's table to linen-draped rounds and cocktail-height seating, filled the space. Centerpieces included tall arrangements of roses with hanging votives, vases overflowing with hydrangeas, and glass boxes full of candles dispersed between wooden boxes of blooms.

The formal menu included braised beef short ribs with sweet potato gratin and salmon with herb beurre blanc and seasonal vegetables. A classical guitarist played for the ceremony and cocktail hour, then a live band took over for the dancing.

Smooth white frosting coated the dark chocolate cake with peanut butter filling and an Oreo crunch. One of Brooke's favorite moments was the bouquet toss. "I hadn't planned to have one, but one of my bridesmaids has been wanting to get engaged, and this was my chance to try to help. Instead of tossing the bouquet over my head, I turned and pitched it right at her!"

The bride, an event planner by trade, assumed that planning her own wedding would be a walk in the park. "I didn't realize how emotionally invested I would get, or how much I would obsess over the smallest details. My advice is to be prepared that you might care more than you'd think, and to set boundaries for yourself to know when to let go."

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Fairmont Scottsdale Princess || Wedding Planner: Ashley Gain Weddings || Bride's Wedding Dress: Martina Liana, from Mariée Gallery || Shoes: Cole Haan || Jewelry: Nadri || Hair: Deanne Evans of 20 Volume Salon & Spa || Makeup: Arizona Wedding Makeup || Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale || Groom's & Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse || Engagement Ring & Wedding Bands: The Diamond Vault || Florist: The Flower Studio || Invitations & Paper Goods: Paper Garden, Celebrations in Paper || Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Music: Daniel Tekunoff, Classical Guitarist || Reception Music: TreJa Vu Band || Catering & Cake: Fairmont Scottsdale Princess || Rentals: Quest Drape, La Tavola Fine Linen, Classic Party Rentals || Photo Booth: The Hip Booth || Videography: NoBox Films || Photography: Brushfire Photography

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An International Couple’s Garden Wedding in Sedona

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Oct 202015
 

William and Chika first met in October of 2004 in Japan, when she joined a club that planned social events to introduce exchange students like William to local Japanese students. They began dating and though he headed back to the U.S. in August of 2005, they maintained a long-distance relationship for over two years. In 2007, William made the move back to Japan so they could be together again.

In November of 2011, during a trip to the U.S. for William's family reunion in Arizona, he and Chika headed to Sedona. "She'd always wanted to visit, so I decided that it would be the perfect opportunity to propose. The only problem was that I hadn't bought a ring yet!" says William. So his sister kept Chika busy while he and his brother snuck out to go ring shopping, and, once he returned, the couple headed to Sedona to hike Bell Rock. "I was nervous, but got caught up in the amazing hike. We found a private spot at the top and sat in the warm sun, and that's when I remembered what I had in my pocket," he says. The couple had a civil ceremony in Japan in 2012, but wanted to celebrate with their families and friends. On November 23, 2014, back in Sedona once again, the couple held a garden-inspired wedding with the red rocks in the background, photographed by Cameron & Kelly Studio.

Shortly after getting engaged, Chika and William visited his mother in Washington and realized there was a David's Bridal location nearby. Chika wanted to stop by to browse, and ended up finding dresses for both the ceremony and the reception, which officially kicked off the wedding-planning process. She chose a White by Vera Wang ballgown with a pleated bodice and a full tulle skirt.

The wedding party wore shades of blush, a perfect match for the bride's dusty rose bouquet.

The ceremony took place beneath a tree on the lawn of L'Auberge de Sedona. With just 30 guests in attendance, it was cozy and intimate. A gradient aisle of rose petals faded from hot pink to blush to white.

Chika's father walked her down the aisle, where she and William exchanged traditional vows.

After the ceremony, the bride and groom headed out into the desert for portraits. "Chika's gown managed to gather up nearly an entire garden, from rose petals and grass to cacti — and almost a squirrel!" laughs William.

Everyone enjoyed the Arizona warmth out on the patio, sitting at long tables beneath café lights and paper lanterns. Tables were topped with low boxes full of hydrangeas, pink roses, and ivy. The five-course meal included tomato and shrimp cannelloni, truffled mushroom cream soup, and braised beef short ribs.

Each guest's seat was marked with a place card that included a hand-written note from the couple, as well as a paper crane folded by the bride. Chika bought a Polaroid Instax camera, and the bride and groom had couples take pictures of themselves to leave in the guest book.

The two-tiered cake was decorated with ruffles and frosting swags.

Intimate Sedona Garden Wedding, Reception Shot

Photo: Cameron & Kelly Studio

"Because we live in Japan, we did so much of our planning over Skype, which was definitely a challenge, especially because of the time difference!," says William. "But our planner helped us find great vendors, and it all came together beautifully."

The newlyweds recommend taking your time with planning, emphasizing how worthwhile it was to keep looking until they found the venue, photographer, and other vendors that were really the right fit. "Decide what is really important to you, then don't compromise!"

Venue & Catering: L'Auberge de Sedona || Wedding Planner: In Awe Weddings & Events || Bride's Wedding Dress & Jewelry: White by Vera Wang || Shoes: Repetto || Hair & Makeup: Sedona Beauty Team || Bridesmaids' Dresses: David's Bridal || Groom's Attire: Celebrity Tux & Tails || Wedding Bands: Cartier || Florist: Celebrations Floral & Event Design || Invitations & Paper Goods: Flossy Stylish Design || Music: Sedona Sounds || Cake: Sedona Cake Couture || Rentals: Verve Events & Tents, La Tavola Fine Linen || Videography: Something New Media || Photography: Cameron & Kelly Studio

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An Elegant Gold-Hued Wedding in Sedona, Arizona

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Sep 012015
 

Natalie and Chris first met in December 2007 when fate brought the two undergrads to Tahoe, California on a ski trip. "I was living in San Diego and Chris was in Hoboken, NJ," Natalie says. "We hit if off immediately, but being that we were both in school on opposite sides of the country, we took things slow for the first few months." Frequent cross-country trips and plenty of phone calls later, their relationship took off and, after several years of long-distance dating, Natalie ultimately moved east in 2011.

On a freezing cold evening in January 2013, Chris and Natalie enjoyed dinner out before walking along the river in Hoboken. "It was one of the coldest, windiest nights that winter, but Chris kept saying the city looked so pretty and suggested walking out on the pier," Natalie remembers. "I was completely clueless until he grabbed a bouquet of flowers and got down on one knee." Since Natalie works at BRIDES, she knew a thing or two about throwing a stylish wedding. The couple spent just under two years planning their outdoor wedding at Ranchos Los Lagos in Sedona, Arizona. Keep reading to see all of Andrew & Jade Photography's photos from their September 20, 2014 nuptials!

The couple worked on planning their wedding for 20 months, and used half of that time just on securing the venue! "We didn't book our venue until 10 months out, so it was a pretty typical planning timeline," Natalie says. "We hunted for the perfect place for quite a while. As son as we saw Ranchos Los Lagos, we knew it was right! The venue is this beautiful oasis in the middle of the red rocks of Sedona." They designed their invitations on Minted in a simple and elegant palette of white and gold.

Natalie stunned in an ombré tulle wedding dress with gold and silver sequins from BHLDN. "I saw this dress right after we got engaged and fell in love with it," the bride remembers. "I was open to unique, non-traditional, non-white dresses and once I put it on I knew it was perfect. It moved beautifully and was so easy and comfortable to wear. I was the perfect pop of sparkle for our outdoorsy, gold wedding!" As a bonus, the bride plans to shorten it and wear it again as a cocktail dress!

She finished her look with a soft updo and vintage gold earrings borrowed from her grandmother.

Natalie carried an all-white bouquet that stood out against her metallic gown. Her six bridesmaids wore light ivory gowns of their own choosing. "My bridesmaids are each in very different stages of life — two just had babies and two were pregnant — so I had the girls choose their own dress so they would be comfortable," Natalie says. To tie their looks together, each 'maid carried a mint clutch in place of a bouquet and added turquoise earrings for another dash of color.

Chris wore a classic navy suit, custom made by Mr. Ned. As a wedding gift, Natalie gave her groom the Gucci loafers he walked down the aisle in. Chris finished his wedding day look with a floral tie and pocket square, as well as wolf cufflinks.

His groomsmen all wore navy suits, matching floral ties and pocket squares, and colorful socks.

Before the ceremony, Natalie and Chris enjoyed a private first look with striking views of Sedona's red rocks behind them.

"One of the things that surprised me the most about our wedding was how much I loved our ceremony," Natalie says. "We didn't have an overly religious or serious ceremony, but it was so special. I feel like every moment of it was so meaningful to me." The pair chose to hold that special event in the grass beneath a mature tree. Instead of a traditional altar, the couple chose to exchange vows in front of two clear vases filled with fresh flowers. Before guests took their seats, they were treated to cucumber and raspberry water and grabbed custom-made programs and gold noise blowers that would be used after Natalie and Chris were pronounced husband and wife.

The couple's flower girl, clad in a blue-and-white ombré dress, and their two ring bearers kicked off the celebration. Since the couple knew it would be unlikely their young attendants would sit still throughout their vows, Natalie and Chris had small chairs waiting for them at the end of the aisle. "They were all very good during the ceremony, but at one point I heard some commotion and turned to see them all dog-piled on top of each other on the grass," the bride laughs. "It was perfect!"

Then, Natalie and her father arrived at the ceremony in her family's vintage 1980s Scout. The bride's brother-in-law, Colin, officiated the ceremony. "We customized our vows but didn't write them from scratch," Natalie says. "Although Colin didn't have any prior experience, he's someone that we respect, has a great outlook on marriage, and we knew he would take the job seriously. We were blown away with how wonderfully he did."

Following the ceremony, guests moved to another grassy area for the reception. The stunning white and gold décor was almost entirely DIYed by the bride and her family. Long wooden tables were covered with white linens and gold runners, handmade by the groom's mother. Natalie's mother spent a year collecting the gold and white patterned plates, gold flatware, and crystal stemware that made up the couple's 180 elegant place settings and her sister's handmade napkin rings from gold brooches.

Chris joined in on the DIY fun by crafting the couple's signature cocktail, a Manhattan. He mixed up his favorite drink and let the cocktail age for two years in a mini oak barrel.

After a locally-sourced dinner, guests were treated to one of Natalie's favorite desserts: Donuts! "Neither of us was set on a wedding cake," the bride says. "My dad bought donuts for every birthday breakfast and they quickly became my favorite, so we served them rather than cake." Glazed, cake, chocolate, maple, and mini donut hole varieties were set out for guests to enjoy, along with a little wisdom from the bride's grandfather. "My grandfather owned a bakery growing up so we put out a sign on the dessert table featuring his favorite quote: 'As you travel through life, whatever be your goal, keep you eye upon the donut and not upon the hole.'"

For guests that needed a break from dancing, Natalie and Chris offered alternatives to hitting the dance floor. Along with a cozy lounge area, the pair set up a fire pit with s'mores, game area with kites and corn hole, and a photo booth. And for those that wanted to take in the sites of Sedona, a tram shuttled guests to the top of the mountain for sightseeing throughout the night.

To celebrate their marriage, Natalie and Chris enjoyed a relaxing honeymoon in Fiji. "Enjoy the engagement time," the bride advises. "It is such a fun, special time of your life and so many people end up rushing through it and just focus on the planning. Work on your relationship during this time and have fun doing it!"

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Rancho Los Lagos || Coordinator, Flowers, & Rentals: One Hundred Chairs || Bride's Wedding Dress: BHLDN || Shoes: J.Crew || Hair & Makeup: Jenne Anne || Groom's Attire: Mr. Ned || Groomsmen's Attire: Macy's || Invitations: Minted || Music: Downtown Browne Productions || Catering: Heartline Cafe || Donuts: Bashas Bakery || Rentals: Verve Events & Tents || Accommodations: Sedona Summit || Photo Booth: Paws & Poses Photo Booth || Photography: Andrew & Jade Photography

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A Modern Wedding in Scottsdale, Arizona

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Aug 262015
 

David has always been a man of big, romantic gestures. He asked Anna to move in with him by showing up on her doorstep "Bachelor-style," with a single red rose in hand. So when he proposed in October 2014, it was only fitting that he planned something just as grand. "We were on vacation in northern Wisconsin, and he got down on bended knee just as the sun was setting," says Anna. "He had hidden the ring inside a small envelope that read 'sunsets are most enjoyed with this!'"

For their May 23, 2015 wedding, the couple picked The Clayton on the Park in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona and invited 112 guests to join in on the fun. Continue reading to see how Rachel Solomon Photography captured their big day below.

Anna and David gave their navy-and-white invitation suite an extra special touch by personalizing it with their initials.

Anna chose a strapless lace gown by Allure Bridals, accessorizing it with a beaded sash, fingertip veil, and a double strand of pearls. "I loved the tiers of lace on the dress and couldn't stop thinking about it," says the bride.

She carried a tight bouquet of white peonies, dusty miller, scabiosa pods and succulents.

The groom accessorized with blooms reminiscent of the bridal bouquet, dressing his lapel with a succulent, white rose, and scabiosa pod boutonniere.

Anna's bridesmaids matched in short pewter dresses, coral statement necklaces, and nude heels. They carried more colorful bouquets of pink and coral roses mixed with succulents.

The couple incorporated the bride's Catholic upbringing with his Jewish background into their ceremony, incorporating the Seven Blessings and the breaking of the glass with a New Testament reading and the Lord's Prayer.

For their escort cards, the pair worked with Ladybug Pixels to create cards with colorful images that represented different cities they've traveled together.

The sunny dining room was filled with circular tables dressed with white linens, and surrounded with modern velvet-covered chairs. Wreaths of white hydrangeas, roses, succulents, and scabiosa pods were the focal point at each table.

After a buffet-style dinner, guests snacked on donut holes before hitting the dance floor. The newlyweds danced to Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World" for their first dance before breaking into the Hora. "We were lifted up in chairs and spun around while everyone danced in a circle around us," says the bride. "It was so fun!"

The couple, who honeymooned in Antigua, has this piece of advice for brides-to-be: "When things get stressful, envision yourself on your honeymoon!"

Venue & Catering: The Clayton on the Park || Bride's Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals, purchased at Lillian Lottie Couture || Veil: David's Bridal || Shoes: Badgley Mischka || Hair & Makeup: Jessica Fiero || Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bill Levkoff || Groom's & Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse || Engagement Ring & Wedding Bands: Addison Taylor Fine Jewelry || Flowers: Flower Bar || Invitations: Write-ons, Etc. || Place Cards: Ladybug Pixels || Music: The Encore Quartet || Cake: LF Eats by Candi Rice || Photography: Rachel Solomon Photography

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A Modern Wedding in Scottsdale, Arizona

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Aug 262015
 

David has always been a man of big, romantic gestures. He asked Anna to move in with him by showing up on her doorstep "Bachelor-style," with a single red rose in hand. So when he proposed in October 2014, it was only fitting that he planned something just as grand. "We were on vacation in northern Wisconsin, and he got down on bended knee just as the sun was setting," says Anna. "He had hidden the ring inside a small envelope that read 'sunsets are most enjoyed with this!'"

For their May 23, 2015 wedding, the couple picked The Clayton on the Park in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona and invited 112 guests to join in on the fun. Continue reading to see how Rachel Solomon Photography captured their big day below.

Anna and David gave their navy-and-white invitation suite an extra special touch by personalizing it with their initials.

Anna chose a strapless lace gown by Allure Bridals, accessorizing it with a beaded sash, fingertip veil, and a double strand of pearls. "I loved the tiers of lace on the dress and couldn't stop thinking about it," says the bride.

She carried a tight bouquet of white peonies, dusty miller, scabiosa pods and succulents.

The groom accessorized with blooms reminiscent of the bridal bouquet, dressing his lapel with a succulent, white rose, and scabiosa pod boutonniere.

Anna's bridesmaids matched in short pewter dresses, coral statement necklaces, and nude heels. They carried more colorful bouquets of pink and coral roses mixed with succulents.

The couple incorporated the bride's Catholic upbringing with his Jewish background into their ceremony, incorporating the Seven Blessings and the breaking of the glass with a New Testament reading and the Lord's Prayer.

For their escort cards, the pair worked with Ladybug Pixels to create cards with colorful images that represented different cities they've traveled together.

The sunny dining room was filled with circular tables dressed with white linens, and surrounded with modern velvet-covered chairs. Wreaths of white hydrangeas, roses, succulents, and scabiosa pods were the focal point at each table.

After a buffet-style dinner, guests snacked on donut holes before hitting the dance floor. The newlyweds danced to Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World" for their first dance before breaking into the Hora. "We were lifted up in chairs and spun around while everyone danced in a circle around us," says the bride. "It was so fun!"

The couple, who honeymooned in Antigua, has this piece of advice for brides-to-be: "When things get stressful, envision yourself on your honeymoon!"

Venue & Catering: The Clayton on the Park || Bride's Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals, purchased at Lillian Lottie Couture || Veil: David's Bridal || Shoes: Badgley Mischka || Hair & Makeup: Jessica Fiero || Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bill Levkoff || Groom's & Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse || Engagement Ring & Wedding Bands: Addison Taylor Fine Jewelry || Flowers: Flower Bar || Invitations: Write-ons, Etc. || Place Cards: Ladybug Pixels || Music: The Encore Quartet || Cake: LF Eats by Candi Rice || Photography: Rachel Solomon Photography

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