Here comes the bride

To me, there isn’t anything more exciting to celebrate in this life than a wedding. To marry the person you will spend the rest of your life with, the vows you speak over one another... it’s such a special moment where promises and hope collide. 

Shufflin’ for the Superbowl

Nearly 300 runners celebrated the Superbowl at Kiwanis Park with a 5K run. The Superb Owl Shuffle featured a kids blitz, goody sacks, health-related booths and live owls. The event was a real hoot. Photography Action Media, LLC

April 2015 Around Town

 ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER  Celebrate an evening of modern dance, as the famed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater comes to Mesa. Incredible dancers take on gorgeous choreography in spectacular performances on the stage. The Ailey Company has performed for millions of people in 48 states and 71 countries. Performances run from April 10th through April 11th at Mesa Arts…

April 2015 Parting Thoughts

 Dream gown? Check. Persnickety florist? Check. Top-notch wedding planner? Check.  Unexpected glitches? Check-Check-Check.  I have attended and participated in many different weddings across the country. Every blessed event had one thing in common: some sort of unforeseen mishap. Amazingly, not one involved a wacky uncle + booze.

Uptown Bridal: Creating Beautiful Memories for Brides

Ten years ago when identical twin sisters Nicole Gould and Tonia Tinker got married in the Valley they were both teachers in Chandler Unified School District. As daughters of long-time entrepreneurs, the sisters felt compelled to purchase their wedding dresses from a locally-owned boutique, yet through their experience, they realized there were no options.

Wedding Consultants at Kate & Company

An industry expert, Kate Christensen, owner of Kate & Company in Chandler, has been planning events in the Valley since 1983. From corporate events and conventions to intimate birthday dinners and destination weddings, Christensen and her team have the experience and knowledge to handle all the fine details that are involved in creating a beautiful and memorable wedding experience.

Designing Women of Arizona Floral School

 Article Michelle Guerrero | Photography Provided  Hope blooms in the heart of Judy Taylor, the owner of Designing Women of Arizona, a thriving floral and event business in Chandler. She is preparing to open the doors to her floral school that will hold its first session this fall. According to Taylor’s research, it’s the only nonprofit floral school in the state. There are shops…

Capturing Love

Some call it “the most important day of your life.” Many spend thousands of dollars to create a fairy-tale event representative of everything that is style and perfection to all who see it.

Princess Bride

Every bride-to-be hopes to find the perfect dress for her special day. Monique Sandoval, owner of Phoenix’s Cleo and Clementine custom special occasion apparel boutique, hopes to help you turn those dreams into a reality.

Bella Rose Estate

Just about every young girl grows up dreaming about her wedding day. She dreams of marrying wonderful, handsome guy who swept her off her feet. In her dream, she wears a gorgeous gown and her wedding takes place in a storybook setting, as she becomes a Princess for the day. Everything is perfect, including dancing with her Prince at the…

April 2015 Good Times

 BURNING IN THE NIGHT  Burning in the Night tells the tale of a hobo in the 1930's, who rides trains throughout America. This man is Dale Wasserman, who turns out to be the famous playwright of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Man of La Mancha. The performances at Mesa Arts Center on February 7th and 8th included a…