Marsala Wedding Styled Shoot at The Royal Palms

With our fall wedding season in Arizona just around the corner, we were so excited when April Maura Photography asked us to be a part of her Marsala Wedding Inspired Shoot. All of the details of this styled shoot were just stunning. From the berry lip color on the bride, to the beautiful cake by Sift Bake house, to the beautiful bouquet by Heritage Flowers. This team really hit this marsala wedding shoot out of the park! 

When we heard the shoot location was going to be at the Royal Palms, we knew we had to select a dress to match the elegance of the venue. The model, Alex, rocked a gorgeous gown from our Brilliant Bridal Phoenix location (that is still in stock!). We paired Alex's gorgeous gown with a simple hair piece with gold ribbon accents that tied together the look so perfectly. 


While we are so excited to share these gorgeous photos, we have to give credit to the amazing wedding professionals who donated their time to make this shoot happen! 

Floral Design & Styling: HERITAGE FLOWERS




Cakes: Sift Bakehouse AZ

Hair/Make-up (Spanish inspired): Haley Ann Artistry

Groom and Bride models: Dayne and Alex

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Pro Tips... to picking the right wedding photog for YOU!


It's our very last installment of our summer Pro Tips series!  We've had a great time sharing some of our favorite wedding professionals with you and hope to run another Pro Tips series in the not too distant future! Last, but definitely not least, Amanda from Memories Through Time Photography is sharing her Pro Tips for picking the right wedding photographer for YOU!  It's not just about price, pretty pics and availability.  Read on for some less obvious but equally important deciding factors!

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  1. Ask to see an entire wedding collection from start to finish so you can see the photographer's consistency in their work.
  2. Do an engagement session so you can see how the photographer works.  This will also help you warm up to the camera if you're uneasy have your photo taken.
  3. Find out if a second shooter is included in the package.  If it's an extra expense/option to add on, consider upgrading and getting a second shooter.  You will get more angles and more shots that you can't go back and get after the wedding.

New Series :: Pro Tips... for the best wedding day photos by Kimberly Jarman Photography


We're kicking off a fun new series today called "Pro Tips..."!  Each Wednesday visit Brilliant Bridal on our blog or your favorite social media site to get the inside scoop from some of Arizona's top wedding professionals as they share their favorite wedding planning tips from their corner of the wedding world.  If you're planning a wedding, make sure you subscribe to our blog, like, or follow us so you don't miss any of their invaluable behind the scenes advice! Starting things off is our good friend Kim Jarman of Kimberly Jarman Photography!   Check out this award winning photographer's tips for getting the best wedding day photos below and stop by again next Wednesday for more Pro Tips!

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  1. When searching for a photographer, make sure you find someone who's work you LOVE and someone you trust!
  2. Amazing photography is not inexpensive, make sure that you set a realistic budget for the type of photographer you are looking for.
  3. Pictures are what count the most!  If you are on a budget don't compare photography packages by what you will get, but by the quality you will receive.
  4. Hire a professional wedding coordinator; they will save you money in the long run and take so much stress out of the wedding planning and day of the wedding.