Bride Ideas Blog

Wednesday, April 17 2013
Here are three tips to make your wedding, and the planning, worry-free. 1. Remember, it’s YOUR wedding: It’s hard to make everyone happy, don’t forget about you.2. Take a break: Wedding planning is stressful. Set time aside to relax, together.3. Protect your memories: Insure your rings so that your memories will last forever. Perfect Circle® Jewelry Insurance, by Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company has been protecting jewelry since 1913. By insuring your ring you can have the confidence that...
Tuesday, October 30 2012
In this quintessential Arizona photo shoot, to-be Mr. and Mrs. Kristin and Rob toured Old Town Scottsdale and Sedona hand-in-hand for their engagement session. With Cean One Photography behind the camera, the pair captured all things AZ, since their upcoming nuptials will be held at Ponte Winery in Temecula, California. Congrats to the couple! 
Wednesday, September 12 2012
Each issue we close out our magazine with one stunner of an image that we melt over. (We also hope it satiates you enough until our next issue.) This time we chose this ever-romantic, oh-so-Arizona shot of Caitlin and Ryan Hailey, who married on September 3, 2011. Tangled Lilac Photography—formerly Melissa Dunstan Photography—captured this image at Hart Prairie in Flagstaff, the location of the newlyweds' ceremony, before they partied the night away at High Country Conference Center, also in...
Friday, May 18 2012
It's nearly 90 degrees outside, we're daydreaming of a poolside weekend and the stores are stocked with wedding-worthy apparel. Club Monaco, responsible for the pieces below, in particular caught our attention with their summer stock of versatile looks—perfect for bridal showers to bridesmaids' looks to honeymoon dinners to just every(single)day. Shop with us here.
Thursday, April 26 2012
Not only are we graced with writer's Marlene Montanez witty words in our magazine, but now she's gifted us the ability to publish her oh-so-gorgeous engament session with her soon-to-be Mr., Daniel Srdic. Jane Zarzynski of Jane Z Photography captured the pretty pair at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park in Scottsdale. Congrats to the couple!
Wednesday, April 11 2012
The Mr. and Mrs. duo behind Aaron Hoskins Photography, Aaron and Marisa, have the easy, breezy engagement session look down. In addition to this shoot we recently featured, they also captured this be-au-ti-ful bride- and groom-to-be, Briana and Paul, who will be getting hitched in their hometown of Salt Lake City. Congrats to the couple!
Thursday, March 29 2012
We're loving the luscious light in this engagement shoot for to-be-marrieds Leah and Brian. (The gorgeous pair will exchange vows in November at Phoenix's Different Pointe of View.) Aaron Hoskins Photography—a husband/wife duo with Aaron and his own bride, Marisa—captured this e-session, which we swear just screams "Arizona."
Friday, February 24 2012
It's essentially our (lucky, lucky) jobs to look at beautiful people in love all day. That said, soon-to-be-married Shannon Hillbrands and Jason Berry just might take the cute couple cake. The pair, along with their photographer Paul Vincent, ventured around Papago Park in the warm sun for their e-session. When they marry in Minneapolis this fall, our sister magazine Minnesota Bride will be keeping a keen eye on their wedding. 
Monday, December 5 2011
Though we aren't punished with the blistery winters our midwestern sister magazines (Minnesota Bride and Wisconsin Bride) have, it is getting a little cooler—for Arizona standards. These gorgeous red and white bouquets, arranged by Studio Fleurette and photographed by Emily Steffen, would be wonderful for a cooler-weather wedding or for any wedding needing a little burst of color.
Wednesday, November 2 2011
Sorry sangria, your season is over. (Summer, come back!) Fall weddings are in full swing, which means you—along with your groom and that one fun uncle—will need an appropriate drink for your reception. The following signature cocktails, created by Phillips Distilling Company, use UV Cake in three distinctly autumn creations. Cheers to that!Carrot Cake (shown above): 1 1/2 oz. UV Cake 3/4 oz. carrot juice 1/2 oz. milk 1/4 tsp. nutmeg 1/4 tsp. cinnamon Splash of soda Shake first five ingredients...