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13 Oct

Top 5 FALL Wedding Must Haves

We may not have a true “fall” here in Arizona, but we get pretty close here at Venue at the Grove. Our gorgeous pecan trees do change color in late fall, and the air here is just a little bit crisper out in the country. If you’re planning a fall wedding in the desert, there […]

30 Sep

Thank You Card Inspiration

Depending on your personality, sending thank you notes to your wedding guests may or may not be a priority. Etiquette says that you have up to a year after your wedding to send thank you notes out. In this day and age however, most wedding gifts are delivered before the wedding, which means thank you […]

25 Sep

Top 10 Untraditional Wedding Cakes

Last weekend we celebrated my son’s 5th birthday, and in lieu of a traditional birthday cake, I made a 3-tired rice krispy candy cake. Oh. My. Goodness. Not only was it delicious, I got SO many comments about how unique it was. It got me thinking about wedding cakes. Although traditionally the wedding cake was […]

14 Sep

11 Stunning Welcome Signs

As you, your groom, and your bridal party are hidden away in the moments before your wedding ceremony, your guests will be arriving. Usually when hosting a party, you would be there to greet your guests, say hello, and thank them for coming. However in this instance, you can’t. Instead why not have a “welcome” […]

31 Aug

Bridesmaid Proposal

Did you know long ago the purpose of bridesmaids were decoys? In Medieval times, bridesmaids were sent down the aisle before the bride to ward off evil spirits. Now that’s romantic, isn’t it? In today’s world, your bridal party, is typically made up of family members or friends that are going to stand up next […]

15 Aug

Top 12 Wedding Inspiration Blogs

Can I confess something. . . . I am SO glad Pinterest was not around 9 years ago when I got married! For all of you currently planning your wedding, are you using Pinterest? I personally think I would have been so overwhelmed, and I also think there really is such a thing as too […]

11 Aug

Ditch The Typical Evening Wedding For Something More Unique

When you think of a typical wedding ceremony and reception, you probably think of an evening affair. A delicious dinner, open bar, and packed dancefloor. . . am I right? Did you know there is a new wedding trend that’s going to shake this whole perception up? Have you ever considered a morning wedding followed […]

28 Jul

10 Wedding Day Must-Dos

Let’s get real, the day leading up to your wedding day can be hectic. Even with the experts here at Venue at the Grove to make your day run smoothly, the days before can seem crazy. This is why it’s a good idea to come up with a check list to keep everything organized and […]

25 Jul

How to Honor a Deceased Loved One on your Wedding Day

Special life milestones can be difficult for those who have lost loved ones, especially at weddings. In a perfect world every family member and friend could be with you on your special day, and sometimes that’s just not reality. If you have someone that you wish could be present at your nuptials, but physically they […]

30 Jun

Excuse Us While We #HumbleBrag Real Quick

Here at Venue at the Grove, we’re always ahead of the curve, and so is our fearless leader, Abigail Olaya. This trendsetter not only has her finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the wedding industry as a whole, but she’s always keeping an eye out for what’s coming next in Phoenix, specifically. And […]