Babydoll Weddings {Real Bride Series}: Meet Katie

We are so excited to introduce Katie and her real bride story. It’s been 3 years since Babydoll Weddings provided hair and makeup services for her back on October 19, 2013 – the day that Katie married her handsome prince. Katie and Chad have known each other since childhood and we still can’t get over the fact that they built their own venue for their big day! It was the perfect combination of romantic, country, and vintage styles. Just look how gorgeous this venue is! Read more below!Katie's Real Bride Series Altar Kiss the Bride

Katie's Real Bride Series Bride GroomHow did you and your groom meet? My husband and I met when I was about 8 years old. He was good friends with my sister and, as a result, he became a good family friend. Later in life, we reconnected at his parent’s New Years party, and that was the start of our dating relationship.Katie's Real Bride Series Bridal Portrait

The #babydoll tribe is dying to know, how did he propose?! We went camping, and right before we were getting ready to drive home he surprised me with a romantic picnic. Sitting, overlooking this beautiful valley as the sun was setting, he dropped to one knee and asked me to be his wife!

What were your wedding colors and why did you choose them? My colors were blush pink/gold/ivory. I wanted soft, romantic colors as I was going for a country vintage vibe.

Where did you find your dress? Would you say that finding your dress was relatively easy or difficult? I found my dress at Suzanne’s Bridal, and it was relatively easy… I narrowed it down to 2 dresses; one was this BEAUTIFUL lace gown that had a long train, and the other was a light organza gown, with subtle blush colored flowers. I ended up getting the organza dress because when I was in it I just kind of “glowed”.

Katie's Real Bride Series Photo BackdropWhere did your ceremony and reception take place? Was there any special meaning behind the choice of the venue(s)? When my husband and I went to look at venues, nothing really “spoke” to us – and everything cost SO much – so we decided to take the money we would have spent on a venue and built our own. 🙂  My husband bought property out in Maricopa years ago, and we designed and built exactly what we wanted, which means we planted over 300 trees, trenched and installed irrigation lines, planted grass,Katie's Real Bride Series Cake and erected a “pole-barn”. What a special day it was, when we were actually enjoying the fruits of our (and friends/families) labor!!:) As a result, we now have a place that will be in our family forever. 

What was the flavor of your wedding cake? We had  4 or 5 different flavors. Shoutout to Sugarlips Cakery!!

Katie's Real Bride Series CenterpieceWhat kind of flowers did you have in your bouquet and at the ceremony/reception?  Roses, Hydrangeas, Baby’s Breath

Did you provide favors to your guests? If so, what were they? Yes, my cousin made these BEAUTIFUL boxes, and we put little seed packets in them.

What details from your wedding that made it unique to you? Everything:) we built it from the ground up! One thing that we especially loved was that my dad built us a picture wall.  When we sent out our thank you cards, each family received their photo, too. 

Other than marrying your husband, what was one of your favorite moments from your wedding day?  Fireworks erupted during our first dance as husband and wife… it felt like a fairytale!Katie's Real Bride Story Girls

Did you take a honeymoon? If so, where did you go?    Hawaii (Big Island)

What is one piece of wisdom you learned from your planning experience that you would like to share with future brides? Don’t stress out too much… no one will remember those “little things” that didn’t get done. Have fun!!  Remember, you are throwing the biggest party of your life, and you are marrying your best friend, so all will be well!

Who were some of the other vendors that were a part of your dream team?  Jessica Q Photography!Katie's Real Bride Story Tractor

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{Real Bride} Meet Nicole!

Nicole and Abraham recently were married in June of this year, so safe to say we were excited to receive their wedding photos! With dark purples and light pinks incorporated so well into every detail of the wedding, truly made for a beautiful June wedding. The grooms’ cake made us all smile; we love seeing all aspects of the bride and groom’s personalities show through out their special day! Read more below to learn more about their special day!image.jpeg8

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Style Shoot at The Landmark

We recently received the opportunity to participate in a lovely photo shoot with Mandy Reed from Mi Amore Photography at The Landmark! Photographer Mandy Reed believes that each couple has a unique love story to tell and enjoys capturing all the romantic moments. We were so excited when we received the photos and just fell in love with this shoot because it really did feel like a modern love story that was full of romance.

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The team:

Venue – The Landmark

Photography – Mi Amore Photography 

Event Coordination – Moelleux Events

Bridal – Ivory Row Bridal

Groom – Celebrity Tux and Tails

Makeup & Hair – Babydoll Weddings

Flowers – Andy Castano Design

Cake – Tulip and Teacups

Videography – Pineapple Films Company

 

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Styled Shoot at The Farm

We recently received the opportunity to participate in a unique and fun photo shoot with Ivonne Carlton at The Farm at South Mountain! While a styled shoot complete with one single model and then a couple so two totally different yet gorgeous looks was going on there was also an open house which we were able to be at! It was such a fun environment and it was really a great team to work with so we were overjoyed when we received the photos and now can share them!

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The Team:
Venue – The Farm at South Mountain
Photography – Ivonne Carlton Photography
Event Coordination – Desert Gem Event Management
Design, Set-up, Coordination – Lace and a Barn Weddings and Design
Bridal (Couple) – A Dressy Occasion
Bridal (Solo Bride) – Uptown Bridal and Boutique
Hair: Babydoll Weddings
Makeup: Artistry by Azure
Menswear and Styling – Magro Clothing
Party Rentals – Event Rents
Flowers – The Flower Girl Events
Invitations and Stationary – Nora Belle Designs
Cake – Lesley’s Creative Cakes
Photobooth – The Fotobooth Bus

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{Real Bride Series} Meet Melissa!

Melissa and Jake recently got married on March 5th of this year! They had a intimate beautiful ceremony with one of the cutest little flower girls we have ever seen! The details set the mood for this spring wedding with the beautiful desert in the back ground. Read more below!

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Romance, Class and Hints of Spanish Influence Styled Shoot

Here at Babydoll Weddings the work and play never stop! Among the busy wedding season we were invited to participate in a gown shoot for Arizona Weddings’ newest issue (on news stands). It was a treat to be able to work some of the best wedding professionals in the industry as well as being able to have fun with them at the drop party a few weeks later. We are so excited to feature some of our favorites from that shoot and being able to show off the marvelous work of our artists and of those of all the vendors that were a part of the team.

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With inspiration taken from the Spanish Colonial mixed with soft pinks and greens and a touch of some classic elements made this styled shoot a joy to be a part of. If you are a bride with more of a classic taste but still wanting a touch of bright colors or is wanting more of subtle details than you will be in love with everything about this shoot! Read more below!

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Rustic Meets Romantic in this Styled Shoot!

As some of you may know the past three months for Babydoll Weddings has been quite hectic. With weddings, events and photoshoots; we’ve barely had time to breathe. Now we’ve been able to sit back, take a breath and dig into all of the newest issues of the magazines, look at all of the submitted wedding photos and the all of the gorgeous shots from the photo shoots. We have chosen our favorite shots from the photoshoot we were able to participate in for AZ Finest Weddings magazine at The Carefree Resort and we are so excited to share them with you!

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Shots filled with deep oranges and soft pinks set against a beautiful backdrop of cacti and desert scenery made for a dreamy desert wedding. Delicate lace sleeves on a floor length gown and details of pearls and twine really made this styled shoot a mix of desert and romance. It was so hard to pick our favorites! Read more below and be sure to pick up a copy of the magazine today!

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A Desert Wedding Of Our Dreams!

We had the great privilege of being a part of a styled shoot at the CopperWynd Resort thanks to Arizona Weddings. It is such a wonderful thing to work with such talented and kind individuals in the wedding industry. StepOnMe Photography captured all of these gorgeous shots with a stunning backdrop of the McDowell Mountains and with details of desert plants, gold and a lace gown to die for; needless to say it is a styled shoot bursting with inspiration for a desert wedding.

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