Arizona Real Weddings
Elizabeth & Dave
Venue: Tonto Verde Golf Club
Wedding Coordinator: Lynn Casebere of TontoVerde Golf Club
Officiant: James Prenovost
Photographer: Kristie Parker Photography (sweetest mostsupportive photographer ever)
Florist: The Flower & Gift Shoppe Fountain Hills, AZ
Tuxedos: Men's Wearhouse
Bridesmaids Gowns: Scala
Caterer: Tonto Verde Golf Club
Wedding Cake: Tonto Verde Golf Club...we had a beautiful, custom cake topper made by Angela Hess All Designs That Shine
Invitations: Invitations by Dawn
DJ: Matthew Bolt with Starz Entertainment (amazing, amazing DJ!!)
Hair Stylist: Amethyst Salon and Spa at We Ko Pa Resort
Honeymoon: Waiting until next summer...then going to Greece! I have always wanted to go!!
How did you two meet or how did he propose?:
We met in Mormon Lake, AZ. We were both there to compete with our horses. Dave proposed on the rooftop of The Sedona Rouge Hotel. Despite my unknowingly trying to sabotage it around every turn, he managed to pull off a perfect proposal! I thought we were spontaneously driving two hours to have dinner in Sedona, which I protested as we both had early mornings the next day. As soon as we arrived he told me he was upset about something in the room, and was going to speak with the front desk (which I also protested against).What he was actually doing was having the front desk light fire pits, and candles on their rooftop observatory, and sending one of the bell hops to take a camera up to the roof and wait for us. On top of it all I had new shoes on that were way too small, and needless to say I was not thrilled about heading to the roof with aching feet! When we got to the top, and he lead me to the middle of this beautifully lit rooftop, he dropped to one knee and asked me to marry him! It was the most beautiful night of my life...well second only to our wedding!
How did you find your venue? Were you happy with it?:
We had looked into other venues when some of our neighbors suggested Tonto Verde Golf Club. Upon arriving we agreed that this would be a spectacular spot for a wedding, but when we met Lynn we knew this was our venue! We were so unbelievably happy with our venue! Lynn was exception. I will admit the wedding was not really my thing...I was actually terrified to have to plan this event. Lynn made the entire planning process effortless (for me at least I know it was not the same on her end). She made sure everything down to the smallest, minute detail was perfect!
Describe the theme or color scheme of your wedding, and what you chose for your table setting at the reception:
My favorite color is red, and I love roses. Naturally this was the color and flower of choice for the wedding. I carried red roses and my two sisters (my only bridesmaids) carried white, and there were red and white rose petals spread down the isle as well as on the tables. The girls were dressed in red, and the groomsmen had red handkerchiefs in their tux pockets. With such a bright, statement color I wanted to be sure everything else was simple, but elegant. This was what I told Lynn, and as always she delivered just what I asked for. The center pieces were three vases differing in size, filled with beautiful stones,and candles floating in each.
What piece of advice would you give other brides planning their big day?:
I know it sounds cliché' because I'm sure this is what every bride says after the fact, but enjoy it! Everything will be beautiful and all of the guests will have a great time (that was my biggest worry everyone enjoying themselves). Don't waste time stressing yourself out. Also, get a videographer! I really wishwe would have!