Phoenix area couples enjoyed a glamorous night at the stunning 12 West Main in downtown Mesa, AZ. WeddingWire arranged an evening of wedding inspiration, complete with top notch vendors, dazzling decor, and tasty treats. Couples relaxed while sipping mimosas, learning from wedding pros, and chatting with their friends, family, and bridal parties. Rachel Leintz Photography caught it all on camera, expertly captured below.
and adding offering fresh catering with friendly service.
Peter Diozzi DJ 602 Weddings brought the perfect party vibe with a mix of wedding classics seamlessly combined with cocktail lounge. The music was crisp and clear without overpowering the guests, creating just the right ambiance.
Every party needs a kick of fun and Snapbooth Entertainment did not disappoint. From crazy hats to goofy glasses, guests got silly and took home mementos of the merriment.
Guests got to visit the bridal suite while getting expert beauty advice from Krystal | Pro Makeup Artist, who offered lash and lipstick favors and gave mini makeovers to brides and bridal parties.
Bamboo Bakery brought a smile to anyone with a sweet tooth, offering delectable sweet treats while showing off their stunning display cakes.
Guests couldn’t wait until Prep2Wed took the mic, sharing their top wedding tips and prepping couples on how to plan stress-free and fun weddings.
A huge thank you to everyone who attended and to all of our participating partners! If you’d like to find out about future events, you can reach out to WeddingWire Community Consultant Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hi! I’m Tiffany, a bride-to-be from Phoenix, Arizona, otherwise known as HereComeTheYorks on the WeddingWire Forums. One day I was pursuing the forums and noticed a bunch of ladies talking about the Phoenix area, their venues, bridal shows, etc. I thought, “How can I meet all these women?!” What better way to reach out to them then to start a Phoenix meet up group. I was overwhelmed with the awesome response that I received, so one of the ladies from WeddingWire reached out to me and we immediately started coordinating an event. After coming up with a date, time, location the rest was history. Amazing how a small gesture can turn into such amazing friendships.
Fast forward a couple weeks… Mimosa brunch?! Uhhhhhh, yeah! It was a great, stress-free way to meet new people! About one mimosa in, everyone was having a great time getting to know one another. The grooms had made their own man table to probably avoid talking about wedding stuff. The ladies started a little “who am I” circle and gushed about our wedding venues and the colors we chose and quirky things about wedding wire that we liked. It was amazing to see how many different types of weddings everyone was planning in the same area.
We discovered date twins, color twins, and even venue twins! It was great to be able to compare experiences with brides who were further along in the planning then I am and to compare with my new found date twin about the progress she has made in planning her wedding.
Also I cannot forget to mention all the fun freebies that were donated to the meet up! I was able to raffle off a few prizes donated from Fabletics and JustFab. We also had WeddingWire swag bags with sunglasses and koozies for everyone.
Since the event we have made a local group page where we can post about things we are searching for from wedding cake vendors and photographers to realtors for brides moving to the area! We are actually getting ready to have an impromptu gathering to welcome a new bride and her future husband to the area. I am so excited to see what WeddingWire Phoenix has in store for future events!
Sarah and Stephanie were married at Regale! at DC Ranch in Scottsdale, Ariz. on October 24. “I wanted an outdoor desert wedding, and Stephanie wanted an indoor contemprary wedding — Regale! at DC Ranch had the perfect combination.” One bride wore a strapless silk fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown with a ruched bodice and skirt, accessorized with her hair in a sideswept updo, while the other bride wore a strapless silk fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown with a ruched bodice and skirt, accessorized with her hair half-up/half-down in loose curls. The only difference between the two: beaded bling. Bridesmaids wore long chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of roses, calla lilies, succulents, and lisianthus. Before the ceremony, the couple opted for a first look. “We realized that we had very similar wedding dresses,” she said. “Neither of us had seen the other’s dress before that day.” They even surprised each other with gifts! (i.e. a locket necklace) “We decided to walk down the aisle together as neither of us wanted to be at the altar first,” Sarah said. “That moment when we met up before was truly unforgettable.” Once the exchanging of vows were sealed with a kiss, it was official, almost 55 witnessing. “Our entire bridal party danced to Chris Brown’s song ‘Forever’ as they were announced,” she said. “It was fun to be surrounded by family and friends to start the reception right.” Tables were decorated with gray linens, purple napkins, and pillar candle centerpieces atop mirrors, surrounded by chiavari chairs. “I spent most of the year making paper stars by hand for the ceiling,” Sarah said. “They turned out beautiful.” There was even an entire display of family photos. A two-tiered buttercream-frosted cake was cut and served for dessert concluding dinner. The newlyweds’ best advice? “Try and enjoy the planning process as opposed to stressing about it,” she said. “A wedding is a celebration.” At the end of the night, they exited amongst a sea of sparklers, and jetted off to their honeymoon in Hawaii.
Jennifer and Ryan were married at L’Auberge de Sedona in Sedona, Ariz. on August 31. “We wanted a beautiful outdoor setting and that’s exactly what L’Auberge de sedona gave us,” Jennifer said. “The entire resort has stunning views. Our wedding was creekside . . . Nature was all around us.” The bride wore a strapless sweetheart ball gown with a tiered, ruffled skirt, accessorized with a pearl statement necklace, ivory sash and Swarvoski studded flats, while the groom wore a three-piece light gray suit, accessorized with a bow tie. Bridesmaids wore long gray chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of roses, hydrangeas, and dusty millers. “I loved the entire day, but I really cherished the time we all got to spend before the wedding laughing together and taking pictures with all of our friends,” she said. “We had so much fun, especially my bridesmaids and I.” Before the ceremony, the couple opted for a first look. Guests were greeted with a fruit-infused water station to beat the heat. Thankfully, there were plenty of trees for shade for the reception too! Tables were decorated with white linens, birch bark centerpieces, antique silver numbers, and engagement session pictures. In addition to cake, there was also a candy buffet. “I enjoyed picking out all the candies and designing it with the help of my mom,” Jennifer said. Everyone was encouraged to take some home in chevron “Love is Sweet” baggies. The newlyweds’ best advice? “I would tell them that if they have a vision of what they want for any aspect of their wedding day make sure they communicate that in great detail to their vendors, otherwise they may get something they were not expecting,” she said. “There will always be surprises, but not all surprises are good surprises.”
Shelly and Eric were married in a ceremony at Tohono Chul Park followed by a reception at Wildflower American Cuisine in Tuscon, Ariz. on November 10. The bride wore a Rosa Clara silk organza ballgown with a bateau neckline and bow detailing on the back, accessorized with her hair in a low, chignon bun and blusher veil, while the groom wore a tan suit, accessorized with a blue button-up shirt and bow tie. Bridesmaids wore mix ‘n’ matched short pink dresses in various necklines and carried bouquets of roses, hydrangeas, and scabiosa pods. Before sunset, the couple opted for a first look. The vows were sealed with a kiss underneath a twinkling-lit pergola surrounded by a grove of acacia trees in the Alice Y. Holsclaw Performance Garden. Fun fact: There may or may not have been some sightings of songbirds in the air. Dinner continued in the open-concept kitchen restaurant. Perfect for the foodie newlyweds! Wooden tables were decorated with nothing but plates, napkins, flatware, and glassware. Plus, engagement pictures, which served double-duty as numbers, to direct everyone to their assigned seats. “Each entree was artfully constructed and quite delicious,” Elizabeth Miller of Ann Bradford Photodesign said. “Afterwards, dancing was a must-have with several guests being from the Shelly’s dance troupe.” The night wasn’t complete without dessert too. A mini buttercream-frosted cake. Yum!