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Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Warner

Oh My... Where to Begin....
 
I met April about 3.5 years ago.  It didn't take long for me to realize that April and I have a lot in common....especially when it comes to our shared passion for the Wedding Industry.  April is a Catering Director at San Tan Elegante and she has coordinated hundreds of weddings.  So, when she pulled me aside at the Bridal Fashion Debut back in June of 2013 and whispered "I'm going to be getting engaged soon, and you're going to be my Wedding Planner" I took it as a HUGE compliment. 
 
You see, April is a very smart girl and realized early on....when it's time to BE the BRIDE, it's time to BE the BRIDE...I was beyond honored....

The day was so lovely in every sense of the word... and as April said during her Wedding Reception "It didn't rain" as weather reports had teased about earlier in the week.  THE DRESS: April's stunning wedding gown was from Suzanne's Bridal Boutique. 
 

THE GROOM: Oh Rick.  He is seriously one of the kindest Groom's I've ever had the pleasure of working with.  Rick knew he wanted his Bride happy...and he also wanted to make sure that his guests felt appreciated and loved. And that's really all that mattered to him...
 

THE DETAILS: April knew she wanted the look and feel of the wedding day to be "Classic Romance"... she knew that when Rick and her show their children their wedding photos one day...that everything looks "classic" and not outdated.  {Hanger was purchased off of Esty}

THE FLOWERS: There were flowers everywhere....in just amazing shades of white, cream, pink and blush.  Kristen Mandly, owner of Blume Events and her talented team really captured the feel and look that April wanted. 

THE BRIDE: April, how I love you so.  The first moment I saw April that day she was overjoyed.  I'm so thrilled that she and Rick both truly enjoyed every moment of their day.  April {especially being so knowledgeable and experienced in the Wedding industry} had so much appreciation for all of the people and work that went into this day.  She was truly GLOWING.

THE VENUE: Seville Golf and Country Club.... Seville is like home to me.  It was such an honor to be back there, it felt like no time had gone by.  Emily Glenn the Private Events Director was a true professional in every sense of the word. 

The Ceremony Site was so elegant, complete with giant flower displays framing the walk way.

And swirls made of rose petals down the aisle....

THE WEDDING PARTY: What a fun group of people!  Pictured here is little Miss Payton, the Bride's adorable niece, doing a fantastic job! 

THE KISS:  By FAR the LOOOOONGEST kiss I've ever witnessed!

THE HAPPY COUPLE: They were just so happy to be Married!  Truly, so happy to have found each other.

THE BRIDE: How Gorgeous is THIS girl? 

THE GROOM:  It was often that you see the handsome Groom simply gazing over at this Breathtaking Bride.

THE GUYS

PHOTOGRAPHY: It's always a blast when Still Life Studios captures your day! Matt Wheeler, Bridget Levi, and Richard Talbot {video} did an outstanding job documenting this day....and the Sunset that night was unbelievable!
 

THE GIRLS

THE RECEPTION: Just Gorgeous!  Southwick Linens provided the "Pewter Pintuck" linens on the guests tables, adding to the elegant look were black chavari chairs....topping the look off with centerpieces from Blume Events.
 

THE CAKE:  The decadent cake was created by Piece of Cake Desserts

 J.STARR TEAM:  My lovely and very talented Coordinating Assistants Renata & Melissa

STATIONARY: All of the invitations, programs, place cards and menus were provided by Definitely Debra making all of the beautiful details extra personable.

THE ENTERTAINMENT: Was provided by the talented Juan Sandoval, Owner of AZ Celebrity DJ 

I had so many favorite moments of the night... if I had to pick my top three:
 
1.) The Kiss! So Funny!!
 
2.) The Song ~ April completely surprised her Groom and all her Wedding Guests by singing " At Last" {By Etta James}... for a little girl, she has some pipes!  She use to sing competitively in school...and on their first date Rick joking said to April " You have to sing at our Wedding"....and she did just that!  Her song brought the entire room to their feet, it was outstanding.
 
3.) The Thank You Toast: Yep, April made me cry {more than once}.  But especially during her "Thank You" Toast.  After thanking all of her family and friends, she thanked ME.  Her words were so heartfelt..I've never had that happen to me before, it was so unexpected and meant so much.
 
You see...the BEST part of being a Wedding Planner is that you make Life Long Friends in the Process. 

The night ended with the Bride and Groom smooching in Rick's 55' Chevy Bell Air Classic Car, that was displayed at the entrance of the Grand Ballroom. 
 
It was just an unbelievably beautiful evening... yes the amazing florals, linens, uplighting all contributed but what really made that night so beautiful has the visible LOVE that Rick and April show for each other. 
 
Thank you both from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to experience this with you...I wish you much joy, happiness, and trips to Disney!  Love you both!
 
 
*** VENDOR TEAM ***
 
 
EVENT COORDINATION & STYLING
J. Starr Stylized Weddings & Events
VENUE
Seville Golf & Country Club  
PHOTOGRAPHY & CINEMATOGRAPHY
Still Life Studios
FLORAL
Blume Events
CAKE
Piece of Cake Desserts
ENTERTAINMENT
AZ Celebrity DJ
LINENS
Southwick Linens
INVITATIONS AND PAPER DETAILS
Definitely Debra
GELATO CART
Frost Gelato
PHOTO BOOTH
SnapBooth
BRIDE'S GOWN
Suzanne's Bridal Boutique
HAIR
Amber Dewey & Angie Dinges
MAKEUP
Patricia Monjaraz & Yuri Medrano of Labelle Artisty