Details on the Details:
Church: First Historic Presbyterian
Church. Now, there were tons of churches to choose from, but it depends on what
you want to spend and what setting you want to be married in. Seth and I knew
that we wanted our ceremony to be serious, grandiose, and beautiful (because
that's the important part, right?) and our site reflected that. But don't get
too attached though! Some churches do not allow marriages of outside religions.
I wanted to get married at Brophy chapel, but because I am not Catholic, I could
||Dress: Azteca Bridal Salon
on 10 St. and Washington. Design by TJ Formal. But there are other perfectly
fine places get a wedding dress. If you want expert advice on what you should
wear, and quite possibly be told what to wear, Bridals by Franca is the
place. Another place I liked was this little Bridal place across from Xavier
(7th St. and Camelbackish).
Veil: Karina made it. Venice
lace and shiny tulle. This is totally up to you. I wanted a beautiful, elaborate
veil, but ran out of time to make it, so I simplified. I knew I didn't want
the traditional poof, so I didn't have it. They have just about every style
imagineable in Bridal shops, but if you just don't find it, head to Hancock
Fabrics or JoAnns and start sewing!
Hair and Makeup: Done by Karina.
There was a much easier way to do this: go to the mall for their free makeovers
(you only should buy 2 or 3 things, like mascara, blush, or lipstick, from them)
But again, there was no time for me to schedule an appointment. Luckily I knew
what to buy make up wise, and I didn't do too bad of a job, if I do say so myself.
Bridesmaids dresses: Windsors
Zum Zum design. Jenna was my model, and there were a few dresses that I picked,
but this was the one that would look good on all body shapes, and one the girls
could wear again (I didn't want to stick them in anything hideous)
Tuxedo Shop <- okay, they do everything here. Flowers, decorations, preservations,
dresses, tuxes, you name it, it's here. The reason we went here was because
they got a discount because I bought my dress there. There are other place though.
Pictures: Mrs. Bobbi Cress (unless
otherwise notes). THANK YOU!!!! If you're looking for a photographer, I recommend
Clive Van Rensburg (he's under "Links" for "Quinceanera"
|Flowers: Purchased wholesale
from Baseline Flowers, arranged by Mrs. Lutz and Mrs. Metz. If you go to
a flower shop, or even Michael's flower area, you may be able to find someone
who can arrange for a fee if you buy all the flowers and materials.
|Cake: Bashas Bakery on 52st
Bride's- White fondant icing with rum cake, vanilla custard filling,
raspberry filling, and chocolate filling.
Groom's - Chocolate cake with raspberry filling and dark chocolate
ganache covering. I would highly suggest going to a grocery store before
a cake shop, especially if you just want a buttercream cake because they
are often up to $2 per slice cheaper than cake shops for similar, if not
the same, quality of craftsman ship. If you ahve an idea of what you want,
just ask the head cake decorator if they can do it (or something similar).
You'd be surprised.
| Reception Food: Olive
Garden by Metro center (BTW. They had never received an order so big before,
so they had to call national general manager to ask about pricing, delivery,
etc). If you have a favorite place you like to eat, just call them up and
ask if they can either A) cater your event or B) make enough food for your
event (with it all being hot upon pick/delivery). Chevy's Mexican food was
willing to cater 150 people for $1800, that's including food, serving, and
|Salad, bread, soda, water, plates, utensils-
Sam's Club. You'll find a lot of miscellaneous expenses come from overpriced
soda and "extras" like salad and bread. Buy it yourself and set
it up. For utensils, clear plastic scrollware is awesome, and just looks
classy (without breaking your checkbook)
Red Champagne- Smart and Final. Since our colors were black and white
with Red accent, this was the perfect touch to our event.
Decoration: The backbones of
Mr. and Mrs. Jacobs, Mr. Grimes, Mr. Mikel, Mr and Mrs. Jaffe, Mrs. Metz, Mr.
and Mrs. Seitzberg, Mr. Aguilar, Seth and all the groomsmen and ushers. Materials
Purchased at Smart and Final, Sam's Club, Home Depot, Michael's, and Party City.
The candle holders were purchased in a tiny shop in Black Canyon city. We loved
the fireplaces, and knew they'd add the perfect ambiance to our reception. We
had a game planned for guests to build their own centerpiece while they waited
for us to arrive. The winner(s) would receive a prize of some sort. It was a
great idea, but we just ran out of time to pull it all together. Just think
creatively and look around. You'll never believe what you'll find places.
Thanks to everyone who donated their time and/or
supplies towards our wedding! You really helped make it a special and blessed