Arizona Real Weddings
Liz and Cory
Venue: Regency Garden
Wedding Coordinator: Jill from Regency Garden. She was so sweet, and helped everything run smoothly the day of.
Officiant: Jeff Ambrose (my brother)
Photographer: Melissa Young Photography
Florist: Crismon Flowers
Wedding Gown: Lillian Lottie Couture
Caterer: A Savory Affair
Wedding Cake: Piece of Cake
Invitations: Kim McDowell
DJ: Chris Birkett (He was INCREDIBLE!!!)
Hair stylist: True Love Hair and Beauty (Clarice)
Professional makeup: True Love Hair and Beauty (Robyn)
Anyone else not mentioned: My mom and my sisters created all of the special little touches and decorations. A very special thank you to Teri Posegate for her incredible advice and endless options/answers for every question I could possibly think of!
Honeymoon: Tahiti this July!
How did you two meet or how did he propose?:
A mutual friend and my mom arranged an introduction at the coffee shop "It's a Grind" in Mesa. We immediately hit it off and coffee turned into lunch and then evening, neither of us wanted it to end! He proposed at the same coffee shop where we met. :)
Were you happy with the venue?:
Regency Garden was AMAZING! It was gorgeous and the staff were so friendly and helpful. It definitely reminded us of our favorite regular vacation spot, Disneyland, which was a major plus. :)
Describe the theme or color scheme of your wedding, and what you chose for your table setting at the reception:
Our colors were very simple" black, white, and silver/gray with some pink for accents. We tried to include little things in the theme that made us smile, like pictures of us having fun and little Disney inspired touches. Our table had our "Mr. and Mrs. Todd" Mouse Ears for our next trip, hidden mickey mints, and was named after our favorite attraction to ride together, "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride."
What piece of advice would you give other brides planning their big day?
Everything will be fine!! Make lists and then prioritize! Ask for help when you need it; someone will step up for you. Appreciate the people who help you during the planning. Make the boring stuff (like stuffing and licking invitation envelopes) into a silly, romantic date night with your fiance-it makes it so much more fun! Don't make choices for anybody else, choose things that make you and your fiance happy and you can't go wrong. Be present during your big day and enjoy every little moment, because it goes by in the blink of an eye!
Tell us about your photographer. Why did you choose this photographer? where you happy with the whole experience?
Our photographer was Melissa Young. She came highly recommended and was a friend of my brother's, so it worked out perfectly. Melissa was absolutely amazing! She captured the exact feeling of the whole day in every single photograph. They turned out absolutely beautiful, I seriously can't compliment her enough! We loved the entire experience. It was a truly magical day. We are so incredibly grateful that we had the opportunity to actually experience our dream wedding! We'll remember our wedding day, always. :)