Events By Show Stoppers has been doing some gorgeous weddings and events at The Ritz Carlton – Phoenix this spring. We thought you would love to see this oh-so-chic bridal tea party we recently produced in partnership with the renowned hotel. These fabulous images, by Sarah Hagerty Photography, tell the story through the eyes of this exceptional artist. Fifty of the valley area’s top wedding planners and wedding industry VIPs were in attendance at the chic soiree. Ken and I saw many of our coordinator friends and associates, met some new kids on the block and made plans for future projects with several in attendance. It was a fun, stylish and productive event, and quite the success.
The event began with a champagne reception on the pool deck. Show Stoppers draped the ceremony area with one of our draping packages, so wedding coordinators could see what could be done to transform the space into a beautiful ceremony site. We got rave reviews and have already had several weddings here. We also used the space for a beautiful photo shoot with Arizona’s Finest Wedding Sites and Services Magazine that appeared on the cover with a multi-page feature.
Everyone enjoyed the lemonade and petit cones that had been freshly baked and filled with raspberry sorbet. What a perfectly refreshing goodie for a warm afternoon.
The champagne was served in flutes rimmed with gold sugar.
Everyone enjoyed beautiful harp selections that just seemed to hang on the breeze.
The Ritz Carlton pastry chef showed his talents at hand-painting custom wedding cakes.
Everyone enjoyed meeting and catching up during the champagne hour.
We saw so many good friends and associates. Hi, Amy!
The menu was made of hand-made paper infused with… what else… tea. It was specially written so the descriptions of the delicacies sounded more like poetry, as our host Jeffrey Hattick explained. No wonder we hit it off so well. Love the rose-folded napkin in the cup!
Ken designed these wonderful floral centerpieces using asparagus for the container. They sat on absolutely beautiful linens provided by our friend, Carrie Smith from Wildflower Linens. The colors were perfect. Everyone was talking about the florals. They were definitely a hit!
The French ribbon we found for the centerpieces could not have been more perfect.
The end of the runway was draped with mocha-colored fabric and flanked by beautiful floral displays.
We loved the elegance of the room and kept it simple and symmetrical. Every table was right on the runway, so there was not a bad seat in the house.
This is one of the arrangements at the end of the runway.
We chose apricot, coral, pink and clear green for our color palette.
The popular cake table display was just outside the entry.
Each guest was presented with one of these lovely gift bags that contained assorted gifts, from treats to wonderfully scented candles, spa goodies and special promotions.
Events By Show Stoppers had these gorgeous promotional cards inserted into every gift bag for coordinators and wedding industry VIPs to take. Special thanks and appreciation go to Sierra Blanco Photography for jumping in at the very last minute and rushing to provide the beautiful images for the cards.
The elegant Mr. Jeffrey Hattrick, tea sommelier at the Ritz – Carlton, Phoenix for the last 13 years, was the debonaire host of this lovely bridal tea party. He welcomed the guests in his opening monologue, then explained all the fine details of having a formal tea at the Ritz Carlton. He went on to introduce the bridal salons that put on the exquisite fashion show.
As the fashion show began, servers literally doted on every guest, pouring tea and paying attention to every detail. The service was incredible.
Here are just some of the mouth-watering treats that were served.
Jeffrey began the fashion show by introducing the bridal houses that provided stunning gowns.
Splendid gowns from Schaffers Bridal wowed the guests.
Robert Black commentated and answered questions about his fabulous vintage collection. Many of the gowns were vintage 50’s 60’s and 70’s and brought wild applause from the guests.
Our good friend, Teri Ambrose, publisher of Arizona’s Finest Wedding Sites and Services Magazine, was spotted in the crowd. Hi Teri!
Ken and I had a lovely time. Jeffery presented us with a gift of “tea for two” that he will personally host for us at a later date. Can’t wait! We really had a blast! Again, a huge THANK YOU to Sarah Hagerty Photography for these marvelous images!