Arizona Real Weddings

ZsaVay and Patrick
Venue: Anthem Golf & Country Club
Wedding Coordinator: Kathy Cuaderno
Officiant: Janie Walker (Minister as well as my Grandmother)
Photographer: Still Life Studios
Florist: Kay's Flowers in Anthem
Wedding Gown: MGNY (Madeline Gardner New York) Dress: Messina
Tuxedos: David's Bridal
Bridesmaids Gowns: David's Bridal
Caterer: Anthem Golf & Country Club
Wedding Cake: Bamboo Bakery
Invitations: Posh Invitations in Scottsdale, AZ
DJ: SKM Entertainment
Hair stylist: Rhea Palmer (Glitznglam Salon)
Professional makeup, bridesmaids: Brandy Ervin (Just B Glam Makeup Artistry)
Professional makeup, bride: Brittney Rayford Makeup by B. Brooke
Honeymoon: Sandals (Royal Plantation in Ocho Rios, Jamaica)


How did you two meet or how did he propose?:
On January 26th, 2013, Patrick told ZsaVay that they were going to a really nice dinner. This wasn't out of the ordinary for them because they enjoy going to nice restaurants together on occasion. The restaurant was a surprise and it was about a 45 minute drive from their home in Glendale. They ended up at Elements restaurant in Paradise Valley. The table that they had reserved overlooked the entire city; it was beautiful. ZsaVay was a little nervous, and suspected something but they left the restaurant and returned home. When they got home, the house was pitch black, the living room had a few candles, a bottle of champagne on the table, and a slide show of all the pictures they had taken together, over 7 years, playing on the TV screen. Patrick knew how much ZsaVay loved pictures. They sat on the couch and talked through all of their memories together over the 7 years. This took about 2 hours! After they had gone through all the good times, Patrick got down on one knee and asked if they could make one more memory to add to the list. He opened a ring box and asked her to marry him, and of course she said YES!

Were you happy with the venue?:
We chose Anthem Golf and Country Club and we were extremely happy with the venue. The views all around the club and reception room were amazing. But what really made the difference was the wedding coordinator Kathy Cuaderno. She catered to our every need and made the entire process smooth and stress free.

Describe the theme or color scheme of your wedding, and what you chose for your table setting at the reception:
The color scheme that we chose was Coral and Gold with an Accent of Red Wine (Burgundy). The mens suits were Khaki and all other neutrals including the wedding dress was ivory. The color scheme was inspired by sunset colors. But the overall theme was meant to have an elegant appeal.

What piece of advice would you give other brides planning their big day?
My advice would be to choose a venue that is all inclusive or provides a package. Anthem Golf an Country club supplied all of the major vendors I needed (Cake, Photographer, Food, DJ, Linens) and it gave me the time to put more effort into the small little details. I was able to take my time with the invitations, the decor, the showers, and all of the other things that come with wedding planning; And trust me there are a lot of little details. I knew immediately that if i decided not to go with a package that the amount of stress and work would have been doubled.

Tell us about your photographer. Why did you choose this photographer? Where you happy with the whole experience?
Our Photographer was Still Life Studios. This photographer was apart of our package but we are so glad that we were able to work with them. We knew right away that they were a high quality business and catered to all our needs. We met with them 2 times in person and 1 time over phone since we moved out of state. Our package included a free engagement shoot which was fantastic and our photographer on the day of our wedding was awesome. He took our feedback well and also stayed a little while longer than planned to get extra shots. We were very happy with our experience and would recommend their company to others.

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