Brilliant Bridal Arizona featured in the newest Phoenix Bride and Groom Magazine!

We are so honored to be featured in the newest issue of Phoenix Bride and Groom Magazine!  In March we joined forces with some incredible local wedding professionals to create a beautiful desert inspired styled wedding shoot. The concept was the vision of Tracy from Fully Alive Photography who's photography made the handiwork of all the other contributors absolutely shine.  We live in such a unique geographic area that has it's own one of a kind beauty.  Rather than hunting for an oasis in the desert, this spread in Phoenix Bride and Groom inspires couples to plan a wedding that lets the beauty of our Arizona desert be front and center.  We promise that with our mountains and cacti as your backdrop, your wedding won't look like every other image on Pinterest!

Tracy asked us to bring wedding dresses and bridal accessories with a bohemian or boho chic vibe.  Both featured bridal gowns were sold at Brilliant Bridal for under $1000 proving that you can have the latest on trend bridal looks with out breaking the bank!  The backless dress is discontined Alfred Angelo dress and the sleeved gown is a private label style.  (Please note: both of these dresses have since sold.  If you're looking for this style we would love to help you find something similar!)

Make sure to pick up the latest issue of Phoenix Bride in Groom since these images really pop when you see them on the printed page, but here are few sneak peeks of this fabulous desert inspired styled shoot.

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October Vendor Parties - Fall in Love!


Join us and a few of our favorite wedding vendors at

Fall in Love - a Vendor Party at Brilliant Bridal!

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With the thousands of wedding vendors out there for you to sort through, we love introducing brides-to-be to wedding professionals we know will provide you with excellent service and great value that you will love!  If you are still looking to fall in love with a wedding vendor or a wedding dress make sure to be at one of our October vendor parties at our Arizona locations:

phoenix | saturday october 18th east valley | saturday october 25th

Both events will feature cake tasting, catering samples, vintage wedding theme ideas, swag bags, giveaways and

$95 wedding dresses!

At each Vendor Party all of our "last chance" clearance bridal gowns will be marked down to just $95 regardless of the price on the price tag!  Save hundreds or even thousands of dollars on a designer bridal gown at these vendor parties.

RSVP on our Facebook page for you and your party.  We'll see you there!

Pro Tips...for the Best Wedding Day Photos


This week on our Pro Tips feature we're hearing from Nikelle of Nikelle Bennett Photography on how to get the best wedding day photos!  For most couples, wedding photography is one of the most important investments you will make in planning your wedding.  Yeah, you want good food and an awesome DJ, but after the reception is over it's your pictures that will still be there!  Follow Nikelle's tips to make sure you get wedding photos you'll love looking at for years to come! And don't forget, our Summertime Vendor Party is happening this Saturday at our Mesa bridal store.  Every bride will receive an extra entry into our #winthedress contest along with giveaways and swag bags from all the vendors in attendance!

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  1. Hire a professional photographer you trust so you won't be worried the day of if they're capturing everything.
  2. Make a list prior to your big day of all the different groups you would like photographed together (bride with siblings, groom with cousins, etc.)
  3. Work with your photographer to make a detailed timeline for all the different photos.
  4. Have fun!  Laugh a lot and enjoy your special day.

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.

Countdown to After Hours | Introducing BBDJs and The Pix Box

Leading up to our After Hours Vendor Party on Thursday, October 27th, our regular "We Love..." blog series will be on hold so we can highlight the amazing wedding vendors that will be partying with us!  

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If you've been to even just one wedding in your life time, you know that the DJ pretty much makes or breaks the reception.  Banda Brothers DJ's (BBDJs) has been playing great music and getting people on the dance floor for over ten years and as a family owned and operated business they are committed to providing you with excellent service and creating the perfect atmosphere for your big day.  BBDJs will be joining us for "After Hours" and keeping the party going all night.  Make sure to stop by their booth and say hi!


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Photo booths made a big splash in the wedding world a few years ago and have been a hot trend ever since.  You can now hire photo booths of every size, style and kind but we think that The Pix Box might just be the prettiest photo booth we've ever seen!  But you're not just hiring a pretty box, The Pix Box has plenty of room for lots of guest and comes with props, photo strips, a CD of the photos and more!  The Pix Box will be set up at "After Hours" so bring your friends and jump in for a test drive!

You can RSVP for "After Hours" for you and your whole party via our Facebook event page or to