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31 May

A Summer Citrus Wedding

Venue at the Grove is located right smack dab in the middle of a pecan grove. . . . if you have ever seen ANY pictures of our property, you see trees, lots of pecan trees! We also have several citrus trees on our property, that make amazing photo opportunities. To most of the country, […]

27 May

7 Ways To Keep Guests From Breaking A Summer Sweat

Well. . . it’s here. . . summer. The time of year when most fly, or wish they could fly out of the valley of the sun. For many, having a wedding during the summer would be unheard of, but with the shade of our trees and our distance from the concrete jungle, summer weddings can be quite […]

16 May

Do You Need to Send A Save the Date?

Many of you who are getting married in the fall might be considering sending out save the dates to your guests. So what are save the dates and do you have to send them? Since wedding invitations are traditionally sent out about 6 weeks before your wedding, a save the date can be sent in […]

29 Apr

15 Unique Table Number Alternatives

Every once in awhile a couple will ask us if we think open seating or assigned tables is best for their wedding guests. Although both have pros and cons, assigned seating logistically makes the best flow for the event. Open seating can create chaos, and usually entails guests dragging chairs around and overcrowding tables. Our […]

19 Apr

8 Petal-Free Flower Girl Ideas

One of the sweetest moments of a wedding ceremony is when the flower girl and ring bearer walk down the aisle. . . everyone loves the kids. Even if they are crying or run wildly down the aisle, guests love the babes. The tradition behind a flower girl began varies, many ancient cultures had young […]

31 Mar

Floral Inspired Bridesmaids

Spring is such an inspiring time! Everything is fresh and new, light and airy. It’s the perfect wedding season, and the perfect time to show off your wedding style. One style trend we are loving right now is floral bridesmaid dresses. They fit so well with a Spring themed wedding, and can really fit any […]

24 Mar

7 Spring Wedding Trends

Birds are chirping, flowers are blossoming. . . . Spring is in the air! If you didn’t already know, spring is the busiest wedding season here in Arizona. It’s the calm before the HEAT, which makes Arizona the perfect place for a Spring wedding. Arizona can even be a great place for a destination wedding […]

17 Mar

5 Irish Traditions to Incorporate Into Your Wedding

Many of the wedding traditions we still practice today have European roots. Like, did you know that the phrase “tying the knot” actually comes from an ancient Celtic tradition? In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here are 5 ancient Irish traditions you may want to incorporate into your wedding. Handfasting Photo Credit “Tying the knot” […]

27 Feb

Spring Inspired Signature Drinks

Does anyone else feel like winter flew by this year. . . all of a sudden, it’s nearly Spring. As you can probably guess, Spring is one of the most popular times to get married. The weather is perfect, the foliage is perfect, it’s a wedding dream. It is important to keep your wedding “season” […]

20 Feb

So You’re Engaged! Now What?

We are now coming down off the holiday high. . . the season that starts at Thanksgiving and ends about Valentine’s Day. In wedding land, this is the season that we see the most engagements take place. What an exciting time of year! So to all you newly engaged couples, now what? What are the […]