Charming Garden Romance on Style Me Pretty – Real Wedding!

We spotted another stunning Bella Figura bride and groom real wedding feature on Style Me Pretty! The ceremony and reception took place at the historic Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona. We love the details, color scheme, and most of all the jaw-dropping open-back dress by Monique Lhuillier. Our Victoria Calligraphy Letterpress Invitations by Sarah Hanna were printed in black ink on our luxurious 2-ply ivory paper and perfectly complimented the event with classic elegance.

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The couple planned an outdoor ceremony and reception all within a “garden-party” theme but encountered an unexpected twist! The bride says,  “The weather gods had a different plan for us, however, as it decided to pour the day of our wedding and was freezing cold (ok, it was in the 40s, but that’s freezing for us Arizonans!)We made the decision to move everything indoors the morning of the wedding and I was a little concerned that our Plan B back-up space would end up looking like a generic ballroom. However, through sheer determination and incredibly hard work, our design team, Avant-Garde Studio, and our event planner, Rhonda Rush, were able to “recreate” my garden party theme indoors.  Avant-Garde even built the entire tent structure inside the ballroom and draped all of the walls.  They made the ballroom incredibly unique looking and beautiful. We moved the ceremony into the architecturally stunning Aztec Ballroom and it turned out better than we could have ever imagined. Despite the rain, the day was perfect, and the ceremony and reception went off without a hitch.  The sun even made an appearance long enough for our wonderful photographer, Elyse Hall, to snap some beautiful outdoor shots before the festivities began. The food was delicious, the music was lively and the dancing seemed to last all night, just like we wanted.”

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See more of this breathtaking wedding on Style me Pretty.


Photography: Elyse Hall / Event Coordinator: Rhonda Rush with Impact Events / Design, décor and flowers: Avant-Garde Studios / Band: The Hamptons Band / After-Party DJ: Steven Skoze / Invitations: Bella Figura / Save the dates: Wedding Paper Divas / Calligraphy: Jennifer Schmidt / Photo Booth: Self-Portrait Station / Dress: Monique Lhuillier / String Trio: String Serenade / Catering and Venue: The Arizona Biltmore / Bride’s hair: Mandy Samford / Bride’s makeup: Maureen Cosovich