Planning an Arizona wedding?

Change can be a very scary thing.

I think its natural to be both excited and afraid of change. This was certainly the case when I decided to move down to Phoenix, Arizona to be closer to family and pursue a better life for my children. What would become of my friendships? What would become of my work? Would this completely destroy everything I had worked for over the past 8 years?

Not knowing is a wedding planner’s biggest fear.

I can honestly say that the driving force behind this move was a strange level of faith that I hadn’t exercised in a long time. I didn’t KNOW what would become of us, but I KNEW it was going to be ok. God would provide. And God has blessed us more than I can fully comprehend sometimes.

I write this today, BEYOND elated at the opportunity that lies before myself and my company. While still maintaining a steady stream of events in the San Francisco Bay Area, we are poised to fully immerse ourselves in the wondrous, thriving special event market of the greater Phoenix area.

 

An Arizona wedding is truly something special. The Valley boasts some of the most beautiful resorts in the entire world. Downtown Phoenix is a thriving, trendy district with a plethora of chic venues and restaurants. Country clubs are literally everywhere. The mountains are incredible. The sunsets are simply astonishing. The weather is unbeatable.

Yes, we are going to do just fine here.

Although I am now officially an Arizona wedding planner, I am still so incredibly grateful for our California clients who continue to put their faith in us to produce something special for them. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world every time I travel to the Bay, blessed to call this life “work”. We look forward to continuing to provide the best service possible for those looking to experience Northern California’s magic. And then some.

In an effort to continue our immersion in the Phoenix market, we are offering a special for Phoenix area clients who are hosting an event through the end of 2016. Any, yes ANY, planning service booked will receive a 50% discount. 

**Update! We are now extending the offer for 2017 brides and grooms! Any event taking place between 1/1/17 and 4/30/17 will receive 25% off of their planning package. 

This has never happened before.

I hope that this promotion will allow us to show Phoenix what we’ve got, and pave the way for many successful event seasons hereafter. I am so proud to be an Arizona wedding planner!

As always, our initial consultations are completely free and no obligation. Contact us today to get started!

Venue of the Month: Troon Country Club

Welcome to the second installment of our newly revived Venue of the Month blog!

As many of you know, expanding your service to a new area requires a lot of research and networking. That means making regular appearances at industry mixers, meeting new people and getting a lay of the land. I will forever be grateful how easy Nicole Pound with Troon Country Club made it for me to not only meet her, but come tour her spectacular property.

First of all, as a new Phoenix area driver, finding the location was a snap. Tucked into the  foothills of Troon mountain, Troon Country Club is easily accessible and welcoming. They differ from their neighbors such as Troon North and the Four Seasons as they are the only privately owned, membership oriented, property. Their parking is plentiful and it was an easy stroll up to their clubhouse front doors.  The entrance foyer is equally impressive from both the outside as well as the inside. Friendly staff greeted me as I waited to start my tour.

The club is clean, simple elegance.

The entrance hallway has a bright chic feel to it, which lends perfectly for portraits or a first look location.

Entryway into main Clubhouse

    Entryway into main Clubhouse
Beautiful flower paintings line the chic hallway immediate through the front doors
Beautiful flower paintings line the chic hallway immediate through the front doors

The Clubhouse dining room is just as bright, with 3 of the walls fulls of windows.

The centerpiece of the room is a fully stocked, handsomely designed bar that offers guests ease of access to any part of the room or outside to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

The clubhouse dining room is also available for private use
The clubhouse dining room is also available for private use
The clubhouse lounge's gorgeous bar is fully stocked!
The clubhouse lounge’s gorgeous bar is fully stocked!

I’m not sure what every Arizona bride would want as their ceremony backdrop, but how about the stunning spire of Pinnacle Peak?

The ceremony landing on the rich green grass is immaculately groomed, juxtaposed perfectly with the natural background. Their ceremony package also comes with a rehearsal time slot, a bridal dressing room, white folding chairs, vendor and welcome tables, as well as a guaranteed back-up space in case of rain. There are numerous upgrades available as well, such as gold chiavari chairs and mimosa/bloody mary bars. Yes please.

 

The ceremony site offers spectacular views! Photo provided by Troon Country Club and shot by Jen Z Photography
The ceremony site offers spectacular views! Photo provided by Troon Country Club and shot by Jen Z Photography

There are literally dozens of possibilities at Troon Country Club.

The sunny poolside patio is a great option for a fresh feeling cocktail reception. The event locations are located close to one another, making guest migration a breeze.

The sunny poolside patio is a perfect space for a mild weather gathering
The sunny poolside patio is a perfect space for a mild weather gathering

The main event space, the Troon Room, is just as spacious as one might hope for, with a ton of natural light and high arching ceilings.

The space, set to receive some renovations this off-seasons,  can accommodate up to 180 people, pending floor plan. All wedding reception packages come with tables, chiavari chairs, choice specialty linens, a dance floor and more.

The Troon Room is versatile and open which leads to many design possibilities. Photo provided by Troon Country Club, taken by Jane Z Photography
The Troon Room is versatile and open which leads to many design possibilities. Photo provided by Troon Country Club, taken by Jane Z Photography
Troon Room gussied up from a past wedding. Photo by Pinkerton Photo
Troon Room gussied up from a past wedding. Photo provided by Troon Country Club and taken  by Pinkerton Photo
This stunning patio view is available when you rent the Troon Room
This stunning patio view is available when you rent the Troon Room

The Troon Country Club in-house catering menu is vast and delectable.

The entire Troon team is dedicated to the success of your event and will happily customize a venue or menu package to suit your needs.

The entrance to the main club house has an impressive entrance
The entrance to the main club house has an impressive entrance

If you are looking for a true, country club experience for your wedding or special event, Troon is the place.

Since professional wedding coordinators are required for all weddings on property, we would be more than happy to introduce you to our friends at Troon! Inquire today to get started! xxoo