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January 16, 2018

My husband and I love the Christmas season.  After we eat Thanksgiving dinner, we start the season by going out to the stores to buy Christmas presents on Black Friday.  After a full night of shopping, we take a 4 hour nap before decorating the Christmas tree.  Our house is decorated with the 6 bins of decorations by the end of the weekend.  While we are decorating the tree, we start our binge watching of Christmas movies!  We watch so many Christmas movies over the season, but here are our top 12 favorites:

December 8, 2017

Lindsay and Eric had spent many date nights at The Newton since it opened.  The Newton was so happy to have their wedding there!  They even had the cutest chalk signs done for them in the bookstore!

We did their first look in a private alley way behind the venue.  We had such a great time exploring around the venue and inside of the bookstore for their portraits.  These two love craft beers, so we also had to grab them a drink at the bar during their portraits!

After the bridal party pictures and family pictures, it was time for the ceremony!  Their ceremony was short and sweet.  The highlight of the ceremony was their vows.  During Lindsay’s vows, she said something about her being the funny one in their relationship.  During Eric’s vows, he mentioned that Lindsay said something about being the funny one!  How could he know?!  The room was full of amazement and laughter.  After a ring exchange and a kiss, they were finally husband and wife!

November 23, 2017

This Thanksgiving I wanted to pop in and say what I am Thankful for this year!  So lets jump into it so I can jump into a plate of food!

November 14, 2017

There are many reasons one may find themselves without one or both of their parents on their wedding day.  Maybe they passed before you got married.  Or you and/or your family is estranged from them.  Or maybe they have an illness and cannot be the center of attention with you.  Maybe you never knew your mother or your father.  Whatever the reason may be, it is more common than you think to be without one of your parents on your wedding day.  But with many of the wedding traditions revolving around your parents, it may have you wondering how to navigate these parts of your wedding day.  Don’t worry!  There are tons of ways you can adapt these traditions to make your wedding day perfect.

November 10, 2017

Sheryl and Socorro got married in Socorro’s Uncle’s beautiful backyard in Mesa.  These two are some of the most in love people I have met.  Which is quite funny, because when they first met, Socorro wasn’t too sure about Sheryl.  But after time, their friendship blossomed into a wonderful relationship.  Now they enjoy spending all of their time together and taking day trips to Northern Arizona.

November 7, 2017

There are so many things that can happy on a wedding day.  From bad breath from lunch time snacks to split zippers on bridesmaid’s dresses.  You cannot prevent or plan for everything, but a Wedding Day Emergency Kit can help!  There are plenty of people who sell pre-made wedding day emergency kits!  And they are hella cute!  But if you are looking to DIY yours, here is a great list of things to include.

October 31, 2017

This one is for the gentlemen.  Grooms and groomsmen tend to be overlooked on the wedding day in regards to getting ready tips.  All the tips and inspiration seem to be about the ladies!  While it generally does not take as long for the guys to get ready on a wedding day, it is still a crucial part of the day!  Here are my tips for all my dudes to have an amazing wedding morning.

October 24, 2017

Let me first start by saying there are so many wedding traditions!  They vary from culture to culture, religion to religion, and even state to state!  With America being the melting pot that it is, it is hard to know which traditions you should use and which ones you should skip.  You will for sure be asked if you are including various ‘wedding traditions’ in your wedding by friends and family throughout the planning process.

For example, while planning our wedding, my (now) mother-in-law asked if we would be doing the Chair Dance at our wedding (the Hora).  I explained that we would not as neither their family or my family are Jewish.  My mother-in-law had not attended many weddings and did not realize this was a Jewish tradition.  Don’t be surprised if you get asked about a tradition that you are not familiar with or is part of other cultures.  This is an effect of that great American melting pot of cultures.

October 22, 2017

Kaela & Mike got married at the amazing Farmhouse at Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek, Arizona.  Kaela & Mike are high school sweethearts.  Mike was the teachers assistant in Kaela’s theater class.  She was a freshman and he was a senior.  They have been inseparable ever since and celebrated their 11th anniversary just before their wedding!

Kaela & Mike love spending time together going to the movies and finding new places to eat out at.  They also go to Comic-Con every year!  (Kaela had three outfits for the last Comic-Con, and they were all amazing!)  When they are not having weekly game night with their friends, they are spending time with their two cats and polish dwarf rabbit!

October 20, 2017

Emily & Chris’s garden backyard wedding in Glendale was absolutely amazing.  Emily & Chris met through a mutual friend when they were in high school and they quickly became friends.  They spent many nights hanging out and getting to know each other in Chris’s backyard and their friendship eventually blossomed into a romantic relationship throughout the years.  So, it seemed only fitting that they were married in Chris’s parents gorgeous backyard garden!