Arizona Real Weddings

Valerie & Padric
Venue: The Legacy Golf Club
Wedding Coordinator: Kelli Walsh - The Legacy Golf Club
Photographer: Unfading Beauty Photography
Florist: Blooming Expressions Flowers
Wedding Gown: Azteca Bridal
Wedding Rings: Burland Jewelry
Groom and Groomsmen Attire: The Bradley Group
Bridesmaids Gowns: David's Bridal
Flower Girl Dresses: Nicole Picazo
Bridal Alterations: Alis Fashion Design
Caterer: The Legacy Golf Club
Wedding Cupcakes: Barb's Bakery
Invitations: Definitely Debra
Signs: LoveHill Designs
DJ: The Bradley Group
Hair Stylist: Kayla Gonzales
Professional Makeup: Gatsby Gallelo
Rental Items: Retro Rentals
Robes: Fig and Vine
Garter: Lucy Bridal Boutique
Honeymoon: Sandals Antigua

How did you two meet or how did he propose?:
Padric and I met at Arizona State University our freshman year. We lived in the same dorm down the hall from each other. I thought he was a good friend but when he asked me out on Valentine’s Day, he caught me quite off guard. I told him I would "pencil him into my schedule".

He took me to my favorite restaurant, had flowers, a cute stuffed lion (I still have) and even an edible arrangement delivered to the restaurant for dessert! After dinner we went to Tempe Town Lake to "walk and talk," something I had told him weeks before that I'd like to do on a date. Fast forward to May. It was time to move out of the dorms and for Padric to go home to Las Vegas for the summer. At this time, we decided to be friends but that was it.  A day didn’t go by that summer that we didn't talk, building a very strong friendship. On December 22, 2010, we officially started dating.

How did you find your venue? Were you happy with it?:
Where do I begin- our entire experience at the Legacy from the initial email response I got from Kelli to our wedding day was a dream! In Arizona there are plenty of golf courses to choose from but The Legacy is truly a hidden gem! After our initial meeting with Kelli there was an instant connection and we knew she was the one we could trust to guide us through the planning process and depend on to take care of the details on wedding day. I can’t say enough wonderful things about Kelli; anything I wanted or needed she made happen, she always made herself available via in person or text, her responses were always prompt, she genuinely cared about us and ensuring we truly enjoyed our day, she is an expert in the industry and just has an overall incredible spirit about her! The Legacy has a variety of options for ceremony and reception locations that will fit any theme you’re going for. They are flexible and have a variety of packages to fit any budget. By choosing the Legacy not only do you get the gorgeous golf course but you also have the resort which was extremely convenient for the bridal party to get ready at, a place for out of town guest to stay and you cut out transportation costs! #win The food was incredible our guest told us they went back for seconds! Our wedding day was truly a once in a lifetime experience everyone is still talking about it weeks later and I’d choose the Legacy to do it all over again in a heartbeat!

Describe the theme or color scheme of your wedding, and what you chose for your table setting at the reception:
We picked navy blue and burnt orange for our colors. The Sierra Vista House was the perfect place to host our rustic themed reception! For the table settings I knew I wanted candles for added light so I decided to do diy glitter mason jars with floating candles sitting on tree slices. My dad and fiance also cut and sanded wood blocks for me to stain and create table numbers. We also put our s’more package favors out at every table setting.

What piece of advice would you give other brides planning their big day?:
Continue to plan a little bit at a time throughout your engagement. Don’t think you have SO much time because it will sneak up on you and you do not want to be stressed those last few months. Also make sure you have a day of coordinator you are able to hand it all off to on the day of. One of the best things was having Kelli there to hand over my master plan to and trust she would execute it perfectly, which she did and more! My husband and I were able to enjoy every moment of the entire day because we knew Kelli had it all handled.

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