A Posh Garden Affair | Part 1

I’m so excited, I’m FINALLY getting the photos from our exciting styled shoot in April. I’m proud of this collaboration and all the talented vendors who took part.

For our “Posh Garden Affair” a big part of our inspiration came from our location, The Landmark in Mesa AZ. It has a beautiful outdoor ceremony venue with a gazebo, fountain and beautifully manicured landscaping. Our color palette is the very trendy combination of : burgundy, mauve, navy and gold. We wanted the details to be elegant and “Posh”. Paige of Front Paige Events covered them all.

When I think of gardens, I think of flowers! I wanted to use lots of fresh flowers throughout the design, like fresh floral for the cake as well as flower combs and crowns!

I will be blogging about this shoot in two parts. This first features two lovely models as bride and bridesmaid. Ashley of Ashley Blake Photography caught some serious gorgeousness with these two.

This gorgeous dress from Gloria Ara Couture
Look at these details!
Bridal Bouquet with velvet ribbon streamers
Bride and Bridesmaids Bouquets
Arbor Flowers
Our beautiful bridesmaid Brittany!
Our stunning bride Cindy!
I want ALL my brides to hold their cakes!!
How about this stunner from Eat.Cake.Love!

Please check out all of the incredible vendors listed below and look out for the equally stunning part two next week!


Featured Vendors:

Photography – Ashley Blake Photography @ashleyblakephotography

Invitation Suite – Lauren Yvonne Design @laurenyvonnedesign

Venue – Aldea Weddings at The Landmark @landmarkweddingsaz

Planning/styling – Front Paige Events @frontpaigeevents

Cake – Eat.Cake.Love @eatcakelovegilbert

Florals – AZ Fleuristas @azfleuristas 

Hair Stylist – The Desert Beauty Studio @thedesertbeautystudio

HMUA – La Di Da Beauty Hair and Makeup @Ladida_beauty 

MUA – Alexandria Lomeli Quintero @alexandriaxlo 

Bridal dresses – Gloria Ara Couture @gloriaara_official

Bridesmaid dress – Jolienne Collection @joliennecollection 

Lanterns and Cake Stands – Backyard Wedding Co. @backyardweddingco

Bride – Cindy Bebawi @cindybebawi

Bridesmaid – Brittany Donnelly @brittany.donnelly

Kevin + Ashley

So excited to share these stunning photos taken by Emily Vance. This styled shoot has ALL the boho desert wedding vibes. Emily asked for a flower crown with a “Coachella Vibe” and I was happy to oblige! A delicate crown of greenery and touches of wax flower created the halo, and a dramatic cluster of white ranunculus and a juliet rose completed the crown. Love the styling of this whole shoot, from the lace dress to the “Bride or Die” denim jacket (The Denim Dreamery), and finally the statement earrings by Zara Moon Co. Check out all the awesome vendors at the bottom of this post!

Vendor Credits:

Dress by: Eddy K / Remi Raine Bridal

Models: Kevin & Ashley @miamormillard

Photographer: Emily Vance @emilydillvance

Makeup: Alex Quintero @alexandriaxlo

Hair: Segura Styles @segura_styles

Earrings: Zara Moon Co @zaramoonco

Jacket: The Denim Dreamery @thedenimdreamery

Flowers: AZ Fleuristas @azfleuristas 

Location: Papago Park

Anniversary Giveaway Shoot with Traci Edwards Photography

Traci Edwards Photography

We’ve been lucky enough to work with Traci Edwards a few times and her work is always jaw-dropping! Lucky us! When she reached out to join her in a giveaway we were all in. A special couple won a redo of their wedding photos by in a snowy adventure anniversary session.

Traci told me the colors she would like (burgundy, blush and whites with a variety of greens), but gave me complete freedom with the design and flower choice. I instantly knew I wanted to use burgundy peonies! I had recently been to Mayesh Chandler (our wholesaler) to get flowers for Christmas arrangements. The peonies were SO hard to pass up. This was my chance before they went out of season until spring. If I HAD to choose a favorite flower peonies would be it.

I love designing weddings and I never seem to tire of making something beautiful for our couples. My creativity really gets sparked when I get to go into the cooler and pick out whatever catches my eye. That’s exactly what Audrey and I did on an early morning flower shop session. We picked up the stars of the bouquet, burgundy peonies, along with: paper whites, blush lisianthus, white ranunculus, white astilbe, white cloud garden roses, ivory carnations and silver brunia berries. For greens, silver dollar eucalyptus and some leftover cedar and pine from Christmas.

It was really a joy to design! I love the final result highlighted in the photos below. The lucky couple, Amber and Kyle, along with Traci and Maya from Maya Papaya Pictures, braved the weather in snowy Sedona and captured some magic!

Check out some of our favorites here! For more on the couples’ story and how the shoot came together check out Traci’s blog at http://traciedwardsphoto.com/blog/snowysedonaelopement

Vendor Team:

Photography Traci Edwards Photography

Videography: Maya Papaya Pictures

Cupcakes: Souley Sweet Bakehouse

Vows: Lauren Yvonne Design

Dress: AZ Wedding Rental

Hair: Desert Beauty Studio

Make-up: Leana Tillman

Winning Couple: Amber and Kyle McCrite