Monroe Street Abbey, Downtown Phoenix | Styled Shoot

If you didn’t know the location, you may see these photos and think they were taken in Spain. ✨This magical styled shoot actually took place at the Monroe Street Abbey, a historical landmark in Downtown Phoenix. It was the perfect venue for this Spanish inspired look.

The bride wore a gorgeous Sottero & Midgley gown, covered in lace from head to toe. The dress was a perfect traditional style to complement the historic backdrop.

A huge thank you goes out to Lora Grogan for sharing these incredible photos with us! Keep scrolling for more inspiration and all the vendor details! ✨

New Arrivals | Roz la Kelin + Mon Cheri + More

Our team gets SO excited when new dresses arrive at the shops. And to prepare for engagement seasons, we’ve been receiving a lot lately. So, we just had to share a few of our favorites with you! If you like what you see, click the ‘book your appointment’ button to say yes to the dress for way LESS!

New Stock. Unbelievable Prices. No Waiting. | Your dress is waiting to be found. 

New inventory is always being sourced for our shops. Not just a few times a year, but as frequently as every month! All of which are immediately discounted 30 - 80% off the original retail price, saving you hundreds of dollars! Plus, they are all sold "off the rack,” which means no ordering and then waiting around for your dress to come in. Perfect for short engagements or last minute shopping!

Roz La Kelin

Roz La Kelin Willena Set Pink/Ivory  Retail Price $2399 | Our Price $1692

Roz La Kelin Willena Set Pink/Ivory
Retail Price $2399 | Our Price $1692

Roz La Kelin Linnea Ivory/Champagne Retail Price $1799 | Our Price $1384

Roz La Kelin Linnea Ivory/Champagne
Retail Price $1799 | Our Price $1384

Roz La Kelin Murni Ivory/black Retail Price $1198 | Our Price $922

Roz La Kelin Murni Ivory/black
Retail Price $1198 | Our Price $922

Roz La Kelin Nieva Ivory  Retail Price $1599 | Our Price $1230

Roz La Kelin Nieva Ivory
Retail Price $1599 | Our Price $1230

Matthew Christopher

Matthew Christopher Selma Off White  Retail Price $4343 | Our Price $2110

Matthew Christopher Selma Off White
Retail Price $4343 | Our Price $2110

Matthew Christopher Sofia Champagne Retail Price $5156 | Our Price $1799

Matthew Christopher Sofia Champagne Retail Price $5156 | Our Price $1799

Matthew Christopher Brylee Off White  Retail Price $5062 | Our Price $1799

Matthew Christopher Brylee Off White
Retail Price $5062 | Our Price $1799

Matthew Christopher Emma Champagne  Retail Price $3500 | Our Price $2450

Matthew Christopher Emma Champagne
Retail Price $3500 | Our Price $2450

mon cheri

Sophia Tolli Y21748 Ivory/Blush Retail Price $2197 | Message For Price

Sophia Tolli Y21748 Ivory/Blush
Retail Price $2197 | Message For Price

Mon Cheri 118256 White Retail Price $1748 | Message For Price

Mon Cheri 118256 White
Retail Price $1748 | Message For Price

Sophia Tolli Y11711 White  Retail Price $1572 | Message For Price

Sophia Tolli Y11711 White
Retail Price $1572 | Message For Price

Sophia Tolli Y11716 Ivory  Retail Price $1797 | Message For Price

Sophia Tolli Y11716 Ivory
Retail Price $1797 | Message For Price

Sophia Tolli Y21761 White Retail Price $1499 | Message For Price

Sophia Tolli Y21761 White
Retail Price $1499 | Message For Price

Bonny Bridal

Bonny Bridal 8816 Ivory/Silver  Retail Price $2141 | Our Price $1499

Bonny Bridal 8816 Ivory/Silver
Retail Price $2141 | Our Price $1499

Bonny Bridal 8805 Ivory/Light Gold  Retail Price $1999 | Our Price $1399

Bonny Bridal 8805 Ivory/Light Gold
Retail Price $1999 | Our Price $1399

Bonny Bridal 8813 Ivory/Light Gold Retail Price $1427 | Our Price $999

Bonny Bridal 8813 Ivory/Light Gold
Retail Price $1427 | Our Price $999

Bonny Bridal 8820  Retail Price $2284 | Our Price $1599

Bonny Bridal 8820
Retail Price $2284 | Our Price $1599

Bonny Bridal 8803 Ivory  Retail Price $1856 | Our Price $1299

Bonny Bridal 8803 Ivory
Retail Price $1856 | Our Price $1299

Bonny Bridal 8808 Ivory  Retail Price $1856 | Our Price $1299

Bonny Bridal 8808 Ivory
Retail Price $1856 | Our Price $1299

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Our Brilliant Bride Mikayla | Arizona Desert Wedding

Our brilliant bride Mikayla and her new hubby Tanner tied the knot during a beautiful backyard ceremony in Phoenix, AZ. One thing that stood out most from their ceremony was the hand-made macrame backdrop that hung behind them, creating the most beautiful space to say I do! 🤩

Mikayla found her dream dress at our Phoenix location. Her David Tutera a-line gown featured a sweetheart neckline, stunning lace appliqués, and a skirt perfect for the dance floor. ✨

Keep scrolling for our favorite photos from Mikayla & Tanner’s wedding courtesy of the amazingly talented Natthaya Beatty Photography. 📸

Planning the Perfect Honeymoon

Your wedding day seems like it will be an unforgettable event, and for the most part, it is! Just be prepared for the day to go by in somewhat of a whirlwind of: photo ops, guest meet and greets, and dancing. The honeymoon, however, is the time where you shed all of the expectations and welcome married life in a state of complete relaxation and fun!

If the two of you are like most couples, you’re probably spending thousands upon thousands of dollars to fund that momentous day. According to The Knot, the average cost of a wedding in 2018 was $33,931 (excluding honeymoon expenses). So basically, most couples are spending about as much on their wedding as they would if they bought a brand new car in cash…up front!

That being said, when you are budgeting expenses for that day, don't forget to budget for the honeymoon. For most couples, the tab for the honeymoon falls on their personal bank accounts—even if mom and dad pick up the wedding tab. If you and your future spouse are paying for your own dream honeymoon, then you should both start saving and planning as soon as the engagement ring lands on the finger.

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You may have heard about honeymoon registry accounts that allow guests to give monetary gifts that go toward the cost of the couple's upcoming getaway. While many couples embrace this opportunity, don’t expect all guests to be on board. Some would rather give a tangible gift, and per registry etiquette, honeymoon registry information should be spread by “word of mouth.” 

In addition, some couples display a “honeymoon fund” jar or box at their ceremony/reception. This fund can also give you a way to keep your guests entertained at your reception. Try having your guests donate a dollar to get you and your partner to kiss or have them donate any amount to get a dance with you!

Budget Tips

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While most couples honeymoon immediately after their honeymoon, you also may choose to wait a month or two…especially if waiting coincides with off-peak rates for travel. When booking on a budget, your dollars will go much farther if you choose less popular months for your dream vacation. Peak seasons vary by destination, so do your research. Remember that peak travel periods vary across the globe. For example, couples planning summer weddings can score cheaper deals if they honeymoon in Vietnam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and even Belize. Choosing an all-inclusive resort also may save you money—especially if you plan on hanging out at the resort for the majority of your stay.

Honeymoons don’t have to equate to airfare or out-of-country excursions. Local hot spots may offer cheap honeymoon getaways, so research local wineries or bed and breakfasts. You may even want to rent an RV and take to the road for a cross-country adventure.

Don’t Forget…

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If you plan to travel outside of the country for your honeymoon, plan accordingly. Touch base with your doctor to make sure you don’t need any immunizations before your trip. Also, if you don’t already have a passport…get one! While countries that are U.S. territories (like the U.S. Virgin Islands) don’t require passports, you will need a photo ID. But always check the travel requirements in advance.

No matter where you choose to spend your post-wedding days, plan a honeymoon that allows you plenty of time for rest, relaxation, and lots of blissful romance. Whether you choose a tropical paradise or a local bed and breakfast, the perfect honeymoon is one that lets the stress of the wedding melt away and marks the real beginning of happily ever after.

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Royal Palms Resort | Styled Shoot

We were so excited to collaborate with an amazing team of vendors for this styled shoot! Unlike our other styled shoots, we had THREE different brides - all rocking stunning, unique dresses. One of our favorite things about this shoot was how the team utilized three different areas of the Royal Palms Resort to show different styles. This venue has something for every type of bride! 👰

A huge thank you goes out to April Maura for sharing these incredible photos with us! Keep scrolling for more inspiration from each of our couples! ✨

Florist: Array Design AZ | Venue: Royal Palms Resort | Photographer: April Maura

JOSHUA + REBECCA

LEO + BRITTANY

MIKEY + KAILEY