Saturday, July 31, 2010

Melissa & Tyeson's Royal Wedding

Imagine a dream wedding starring a gorgeous bride and a handsome groom. Now imagine an unbelievable venue with more gorgeous photo opportunities than you can count. Let's make the venue the famous Royal Palms Resort. Now envision a reception site with lots of shimmering crystals and the soft glow of candlelight with candles everywhere. Let's go ahead and add a hint of fuchsia for accent color, against an otherwise all ivory event. Can you hear the mariachi's as they play their acoustic instruments and lead the guests from the post ceremony cocktail hour to the ceremony site?
All this really happened and Ever After Florals was very excited to be a part of this special day! We worked with the bride to provide her with an exquisite all ivory bouquet made up of hydrangea, peonies, garden roses, and soft accents of sweet peas. Her bridesmaids also carried all ivory flowers including garden roses and spray roses with sweet pea accents. When we designed the centerpieces we added a bit of color and made the flowers a nice mix of ivory and fuchsia. Set upon 30" tall pilsner vases and strung with crystal garlands, this wedding reception's flowers were definitely dramatic and memorable. This is one we will never forget. Congratulations Melissa & Tyeson, your wedding was absolutely stunning. Special thanks to A Day to Cherish event coordinators for all their attention to details and to LaTricia Soucy with Marriott Photography for her beautiful photos.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Irish Bliss

This was a very special wedding for several reasons. First, I was referred to this bride from a prior bride which is the best compliment ever. Second, the bride and groom chose St. Patrick's Day to exchange their vows which was very fun for me to include some gorgeous Bells of Ireland as the green accent for their flowers. And third, the groom looked very familiar to me and during our flower consultation we discovered that we had gone to high school together. It was a very "small world" moment for me. I never in a million years would have thought back in high school, that one day I would be designing his wedding flowers.
Karla & Patrick were such a great couple. I truly enjoyed working with them both and loved their laid back, easy going personalities. Karla wanted lots of bright happy colors to pop off of the green dresses she chose for her bridesmaids. We decided on hot pink with orange & green accents. Using mostly Gerbera Daisies, roses, stephanotis, and of course Bells of Ireland we made the flowers really stand out. The bride and groom had a gorgeous Catholic ceremony followed by an amazing reception at Anthem Country Club. They included a hint of St. Patrick's Day accents, such as, green chair ties, four leaf clover confetti, and some green mardi gras beads for all of the guests to wear at the reception. Congratulations Karla & Patrick O'Brien. Or shall I say, "Comhghairdeas or Maith thu!"

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Bella Giardino- Venue spotlight

Every now and then we focus on a special venue here in Arizona that is extraordinary. We have been fortunate enough to find a wonderful North phoenix location that is guaranteed to make you excited! Introducing, Bella Giardino. Located 1/4 mile north of Jomax off the I-17 Frontage road. It is an oasis in the desert. Once there... you forget where you are. You are instantly transported into a lovely Spanish Mediterranean style location that is guaranteed to make you feel like you spent thousands on a destination wedding. Bella Giardino is going to be the next wedding hot spot which will be booking up faster than you can blink. Why? Here is what we especially loved about this particular wedding spot:
  • Choice of indoor/outdoor reception spots
  • Gorgeous views
  • Terra cotta walkways, wrought iron accent lighting, covered patios
  • Beautiful Mahogany Chiavari chairs (included)
  • Elegant floor length tablecloths, linens & overlays (included)
  • On site professional & experienced coordinator to assist before & during event
  • Nine hour rental time
  • Large archways in reception area to offer wonderful views of the lawn & grounds
  • Luxurious bridal suite and groom suite with private patio
  • Waterfalls, trees, flowering bushes, & rose garden
  • It is the only one of it's kind in the Northwest Phoenix area!!
For further information and to to book your dream wedding location visit: or call 623-582-3905 today!