August 5th. 2011 by Mallory | 6 comments
Oh my goodness. I am so loving this Scottsdale wedding, it’s almost a little embarrassing. I, like the whole affair, am totally blushing. Victoria Canada Weddings & Events pulled together a simply fabulous soiree, filled with pretty pink, AMAZING flowers, kiwis, grapes, and so much love. I mean, seriously, how posh are those fruit and floral centerpieces by Events By Show Stoppers? And the bridesmaids, all lined up in coordinating gowns? Forget about it. Totally, and completely, crushing on this wedding. We couldn’t do this beautiful wedding, courtesy of Phyllis Lane Photographer, justice in this one post. There is soooo much more, so I’ll totally be gazing at this gallery all afternoon. Care to join me?
From Victoria Canada Weddings & Events … The lavish wedding was hosted at exclusive Country Club at DC Ranch. Guests experienced the beauty of the desert all from the rustic surroundings of DC Ranch. We created a fun and festive party within a beautiful space. There were numerous elements that were created to surprise Janet and Rick at every turn. The Bride is a well known and busy interior designer with little time for wedding planning. Thus, we were brought on to help the brides best friend plan the wedding.
The cake was designed off the bride’s love of shoes – in particular, Christian Louboutins! The ruffles on the cake are a nod to the bride’s elegant dress. The cake was displayed on a vintage ranch table from the original DC Ranch. It was an amazing image to see it placed under the tree that was lit with hanging Moroccan lanterns.
The bride and groom wanted to incorporate a sand ceremony into their wedding. The main bottle was antique with a handmade cross sodered to the bottle by an artisan that works with Janet. It gleamed with the background of the McDowell Mountains. The perfect touch was the rustic original ranch table.
The linen’s were inspired by a vintage piece of cloth that Janet brought to us a year before the wedding, with simple instructions – “this is what I love… the texture and the understated elegance.” We then went on to find the perfect combination of rustic elegance and simple romance at Wildflower Linen. The Russian Linen textile was a perfect fit.
The floral was a wonderful collaboration between the floral designer’s, Jim and Ken of Events by Showstoppers, the couple and us. Because of the couple’s limited involvement with the design, we, along with the brides best friend, were the main contacts. We brought in Jim and Ken from Events by Showstoppers because they also have Houston roots and their style was a perfect fit. The bride also felt it would be a perfect aesthetic match. The rose petal carpets, use of fruit, draping, and eclectic unexpected containers helped created a breathtaking event.
Guests were greeted with an amazing rose petal carpet at the ceremony. The cocktail hour was defined with yet another rose petal carpet. After cocktails, the guests crossed the grassy lawn lit with candles and transformed with more rose petal shapes while serenaded by the string quartet placed on a balcony above. They then climbed the steps full of candles to enter the breathtaking courtyard. Guests were gasping and grabbing their cameras to take into the courtyard. It was an amazing moment.
Photography: Phyllis Lane Photographer / Flowers: Events by Show Stoppers / Event Design: Victoria Canada Weddings & Events / Event Planning: Victoria Canada Weddings & Events / Ceremony Location:The Country Club at DC Ranch / Reception Location: The Country Club at DC Ranch / Invitations: Rebecca Baltutis, Square LA / Linens: Wildflower Linen & Southwick Linens / Cake: Andrea Carusetta-Blaut of Sedona Cake Couture / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Bride’s Dress: Meriah, Monique Lhuillier fromCasa Di Novia / Bridesmaid Dresses: assorted gowns from Monique Lhuillier and BCBG / Flower Girl: Custom Dress by Jenny Kim Couture / Band: The Groove Merchants / Hair & Makeup: Diane Aiello / Calligraphy: Jennifer Schmitt