Vendors in this Wedding
We are so glad and thankful that we used Drew Brashler as our wedding photographer. Drew and his assistant not only captured flawless photos, but they were also such a blast to have around. We did a package with Drew that included custom Thank You cards and a photo book - both of which were of wonderful quality. Drew made sure to capture all of the requested photos that I wanted to get and stayed on the day's schedule 100%. He was very good at managing our families when it was time for family photos and made sure to get every family combo that we wanted. Drew worked well with our videographer group so that we were able to get all of the precious moments of the day on photo and film. We skipped doing engagement photos and Drew offered to come photograph the rehearsal the day before the wedding. That was so thoughtful of him to offer and capture those moments for us. We received a ton (probably over 1000 photos) from Drew and he had them edited and to us close to just a week after the wedding! The short wait time for the photos was an absolutely wonderful surprise. I can't say enough positive things about our experience with Drew Brashler Photography.
SKM was incredible! We first saw SKM at a bridal show and loved how they got the audience up and moving. We really wanted our wedding to be a big party for everyone, young and old, and get everyone included and involved on the dance floor. SKM has some incredible tricks up their sleeves to get even the most conservative grandpas up onto the dance floor! Our MC was Gary and he did an absolute wonderful job. He cut a specific section of a wedding march version that I wanted to walk down the isle to and had perfect timing as requested for music during the ceremony. During dinner, he went around to the tables to take music requests and we received multiple comments from guests on how much they appreciated that and truly enjoyed talking with him. The music choices were on point throughout the entire night. The music selections changed as the average guest age changed throughout the night which was perfect. Gary coordinated a couple really fun things like a HUGE conga line and even did a little dance follow along. The lights were perfect for our venue and my mom had made a video/slideshow of us which SKM was very accommodating to play on their projector and screen. One of my favorite parts of the night was the farewell circle at the end of the night that SKM suggested. We really consider SKM one of the main reason our wedding was so fun for us, our families and all of our friends!
Celebrations by Amy Bacon was critical in our day being as wonderful as it was! We chose to do the 30 day and day of planning and coordination. We primarily worked with Patrice to plan the big day out minute-by-minute during the month prior to the wedding. She took over the timeline development and made sure that all the vendors were on the same page. Something that I hadn't realized until we really got close to the wedding was that each vendor makes their own timeline and someone as to consolidate all of that! We had quite a few DIY stuff to be set up the morning of the wedding. It was a MAJOR relief on our families to not have to worry about decorating anything the morning of - not to mention a major relief on us! During the day, I knew the I could go to Patrice or Amy if I needed anything (and did I!). One of the most incredible things was Amy following us around for photos with portable fans and water bottles to keep the myself and the girls cool and hydrated outside in the May Arizona sun! They kept us on schedule and made sure that everything that was important to us happened - and happened at the right time. I would recommend Celebrations by Amy Bacon to anyone having a wedding. The experience at my wedding with them compared to close family and friends without a wedding planner is absolutely black and white. I'm so glad that I had them to manage the issues that arise the day of and allow me to feel like a princess and my family to truly enjoy the morning and evening without worry.
Babydoll Weddings did an amazing job on the bridal party's makeup and my, the bride's, hair and makeup. I rented extensions from them to help make my hair look fuller and they matched perfectly! Sabrina did my hair and makeup at the venue. The airbrush makeup was very well done and did not streak when I cried happy tears throughout the night. I was very satisfied with the quality of that! She made me feel and look flawless throughout the night - even left me with a little touch up container of the lipstick color she used.
It was very important for us to have a 100% gluten free wedding cake. I cannot stress enough how absolutely amazing the gluten free cake was from Angel Cakes Bakery. The cake itself was absolutely incredible and adding on the fresh berry, buttercream fillings and frosting just totally topped it off. We requested a 3 tiered cake with the appearance of ruffles, ombre coloring and a fresh flower waterfall. Angel Cakes did an amazing job of making our vision come to life and did provide the flowers on the cake! We just ate the top tier of the cake after freezing it for a year and it is still one of the BEST gluten free cakes I have ever eaten!
Butterfly Petals did a wonderful job providing the perfect combination of desert and soft romantic flowers that we were looking for! We really loved the way that they incorporate cactus skeletons and specialize in succulents. The bouquets and special table pieces that they did for us were incredible! We received a lot of complements on how beautiful everything was. Amanda is very talented. We didn't go into our meeting with her with too much of a vision and she helped us figure out what we really wanted!
Lillian Lottie Couture was the second bridal shop I went to. I specifically visited because they carried Allure Bridal gowns. I ended up purchasing a sample Allure gown that I absolutely love! We used the alterations service that runs out of the store for the gown and also had a custom veil made here. I purchased a custom two layered veil that had lace trim around it that matched the lace of my dress. They were able to cut lace off my mother's wedding gown and intertwine her lace into the lace on the veil. They were very easy and accommodating to work with while designing the custom veil and deciding how to intertwine the two different laces. It turned out perfect!
Something New Media was great and easy to work with. We ended up upgrading our package to include 2 videographers and the ceremony and speech audio. I would recommend this package. It's very special to be able to hear bits of the ceremony while watching the footage of the day. We used 2 videographers the day of, Dallas and Michael. We stagger started them so we were able to get coverage of getting ready and of the grand exit. Dallas and Michael were such a blast to have at the wedding! We remember them dancing with us a bit on the dance floor and we felt like they were celebrating our wedding day with us. Both of the videographers worked very well with Drew Brashler, our photographer. This collaboration was very important to us and the video just turned out way beyond our expectations. We are still watching through and thoroughly enjoying raw footage that they gave to us in addition to the flawlessly edited video. I have nothing but positive things to say about the experience and product we received when working with Something New Media!
Troon North Golf Club was incredible to work with! We received complements on the food dishes from multiple guests after the wedding. The tasting, set up, tours, rehearsal... the whole experience was beyond our expectations. I, the bride, moved out of state 5 months prior to the wedding and Ania was wonderful to work with and very accommodating when I needed to fly back to AZ to meet with vendors and do coordination. The bridal suite is very nice. I'm surprised how much I appreciated having a shower available for me to use in the morning before I started to get ready. Also, I can't even begin to describe the amazing views and perfect scenery of the golf club. This was truly the perfect venue for us!