Cat & Buddy’s Backyard Wedding

by WedAZ in Cultural Weddings, DIY
Cat and Buddy first met when they had to share a classroom teaching math in Denver, Colorado. Although first annoyed she had to share her classroom, their friendship grew over the next year until they began hopelessly flirting with each other over puzzles and board games. While in Tucson for the holidays, Buddy surprised Cat with a proposal set against a candle backdrop with Christmas lights and a romantic table complete with champagne! “As ...

Desert Botanical Garden Wedding: Debbie & Kyle

Debbie and Kyle met nearly a decade ago while serving at P.F. Chang’s and their chemistry was undeniable from the start. Debbie told us, “the rest is history – we’ve been madly in love ever since.” The couple wanted a wedding day that would be uniquely them and express their love for each other. Before the ceremony, Debbie and Kyle both exchanged heartfelt gifts. Kyle gave Debbie a necklace engraved with their wedding date and a video ...

Body Image – Celebrate the Beauty of all Women

by WedAZ in Wedding Ideas
Lexi, a plus size model for the past eight years, and WedAZ’s Winter 2016 cover model, understands the pressure women feel from the media to be a certain size. After she lost 60 pounds, she was dropped by one of her modeling agencies for being too thin, but she still didn’t fit the size requirements needed to be considered a traditional model either. Her struggle points out the unrealistic expectations the media places on women. “The media’s ...

Arizona Copper Art Museum Style Shoot

Off the beaten path in Northern Arizona, Arizona Copper Art Museum is an undiscovered gem, perfect for a vintage wedding or elopement. With slightly uncooperative dark and stormy weather, the talented team was able to capture the historical roots of the museum. Bliss Extraordinary Floral created a stunning bouquet of dark coral and peach roses, calla lilies, and eucalyptus and Italian ruscus that complimented the copper museum pieces. The ...

How to Select a Photographer

by WedAZ in Wedding Planning
Selecting a photographer for your wedding can be daunting. The photos from your wedding are one of the few tangible items that last long after the wedding. That is why we asked husband and wife duo Andy and Amii from Sunshine & Reign Photography to share their advice on how to choose the right photographer for your wedding. As one of Arizona’s top wedding photographers, they have plenty of experience meeting with couples. The pair is ...

10 ‘Must-Do’ Wedding Planning Tasks

by WedAZ in Wedding Planning
10 Wedding Planning Tasks to Do Before the Wedding Season in Arizona While most of the country is still in the grip of winter, Arizona wedding season is just around the corner. Spring in Arizona is the perfect time to have your wedding. The weather is generally mild, sunny and allows for indoor or outdoor wedding venues. For your springtime wedding to be a roaring success, here are some things to consider while planning your wedding. 1. ...

Healthy DOs and DON’Ts

by WedAZ in Fashion and Beauty
As we head into the season for knot tying, many recently engaged couples are going to extreme measures while preparing for their wedding day. Before saying yes to the dress or tuxedo, many are saying “yes” to accelerated fitness programs and unrealistic diet plans. Here are some healthy do’s and don’ts in the gym and in the kitchen to help you achieve your goals. DO Do set goals. Goals can mean the difference between success and failure. ...

Sunset Wedding: Amy & Robert

by WedAZ in Destination
Robert & Amy met at a mutual friend’s birthday party and things just clicked! After two years of dating, Robert surprised Amy with her great grandmother’s wedding ring during a hiking trip in the White Tank Mountains. “I became speechless in disbelief and instantly started to tear up. I ended up taking the ring and putting it on my finger before even answering him. After a few moments of kissing and hugging he said, “So I take that as a ...