Vintage Rooftop Wedding Featured On Style Me Pretty

This couple really defined what a marriage is, love, commitment and the joining of two families.  This was the second marriage for both of them and each have children.  Travis has a daughter  Maya and son Dalton – she was the Maid of Honor and he the Best Man and Shannon’s daughter Ellie who was one of the  flower girls.  They incorporated a sand ceremony into the wedding ceremony - each member of this darling family took a bottle of sand and poured it into one vase.  The ceremony was held in a circle under a sea of pale pink, orange and ivory balloons and paper poms.  Shannon made a beautiful bride!  All of the incredible moments and details from the day were captured by the truly talented Tina and Kelvin of Melissa Jill Photography.

I wish I could take credit for all of these fabulous details, but the bride hired me as day of coordinator and stylist.  Shannon is an amazing graphic artist for Bath and Body Works and made all of these wonderful details herself.  Travis and Shannon were married at The Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale and she really wanted to stay true to the vintage feel of the hotel.   The reception was on the rooftop under sails, bistro lights and paper poms.   She handmade all of the paper chargers and each had the meal choice of the guest in the middle.  This was a small affair,  so Shannon really wanted each guest to feel special.  Their place cards were 1950’s patterns of either a male in leisure suit or a female in a dress or a little boy or girl. They were adorable.  All of the gorgeous flowers  from  the amazing Fiori Floral were in mismatched bottles, carafes and blue mason jars.  At the end of the evening after all of the great food, drink and dancing, the guests lit and set off wish lanterns into the Phoenix sky.  My favorite moment is the photo captured below of Travis and kissing Shannon on the cheek while they were lighting the lantern.  It was magical!

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photography: Melissa Jill Photography  event design + coordination + styling: Kim Duncan Design   paper goods :  The Bride  rentals: Classic Party  Rentals   floral design: Fiori Floral   cake: La Dolce Pesca    caterer: Hotel Valley Ho   ceremony + reception venue: Hotel Valley Ho   hair: Dolce Salon & Spa  makeup: Heather Wilson  wedding dress: Vera Wang White Collection  entertainment:  Rob Young, Got You Covered  offciant:  Pastor Dave Page

Country Fair Wedding Featured On Style Me Pretty

his country fair wedding I designed for Kate & Norm a few years ago is still one of my favorites. It was a perfect October day to get married. The couple who were both hotshot firefighters  met on the job,  so it was only appropriate they have their ceremony and reception at the Hotshot Ranch with it’s picturesque views of the San Francisco Peaks.  

Kate & Norm really wanted a fun a and casual event.  We achieved this by using long family style wooden tables, mason jars, homemade pies and organic freshly picked apples that doubled as a snack and a place cards which I made from recycled lunch bags.    The entire day  was captured in detail by the ever so amazing  Katrina Wallace & Andrew Mejia of Sedona Bride Photography.    

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photographer: Sedona Bride  event design + coordination: Kim Duncan Design  paper goods: Kim Duncan Design   bouquet design: Events by Showstoppers  centerpiece design : Kim Duncan Design  rentals: Bright Event Rentals  pies: Made with Love by Family caterer: Thornagers  officiant:  Kate & Norms Boss venue: The Hotshot Ranch   hair + makeup: Donna Shoemaker   wedding dress: Neiman Marcus  brides shoes: Martinez Valero  grooms suit: Hugo Boss

Rustic Mountain Wedding Featured on Style Me Pretty

Jennifer  & Matthew wanted a rustic wedding with southern charm in their home town of Flagstaff, Arizona.  Morman Lake Lodge was the perfect venue for their day.   I loved her blush Badgley Mischka shoes.  

Jennifer loves New Orleans and really wanted a southern feel to her Arizona ranch wedding.   Events By Showstoppers made a beautiful bouquet with blush roses, magnolia leaves and cotton . Her amazing cake was designed by Sedona Cake Couture in which she incorporated vintage buttons into the design.  Vintage suitcases and oil lanterns made a cute display of family photos.  The outdoor ceremony was a perfect blend of rustic and romantic.  White roses and gold candlesticks added an elegant touch.  Matthew has written Jennifer a love note everyday since they began dating.  Jennifer's father has been the pressman for the local newspaper for the past 30 years so it only seemed appropriate to print some of his love notes on newsprint and add them to the guest tables.

The day was beautiful and filled with love.  Thank you Cameron + Kelly Studios for capturing the day. 

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photography: Cameron + Kelly Studio   event design + styling:  Kim Duncan Design day of coordinator: Peak Events  cake: Sedona Cake Couture  bouquets + boutonnieres: Events by Showstoppers  rentals:  Classic Party Rentals/Bright Event Rentals venue: Mormon Lake Lodge  hair + make-up:  Face Body Beauty