Wedding Infested by Mosquitoes? We've Got Your Solution...

Wedding Infested by Mosquitoes? We've Got Your Solution...

We've had a crazy monsoon season here in Gilbert, Arizona. From the start of July until this week, the dew point has been high, it's been hot, humid, and rainy. I don't know about any historical settings, but I"m sure this monsoon season has been on the more humid side. 

With our humid monsoon season, Gilbert, Arizona is seeing all kinds of mosquitoes. And while mosquitoes aren't as common here as they might be in Florida, this year we are seeing a lot. 

Here at Val Vista Lakes, we have no more than your home or your neighborhood, but we do always want to make sure our wedding couples and wedding guests have the best possible experience, which is why our wedding professionals got together to create a list of solutions to keeping every single mosquito away from your wedding...

A Solar Eclipse Wedding

A Solar Eclipse Wedding

Today is the big day. At 10:34am, here in Gilbert, Arizona, we'll witness roughly 63% of the sun go dark, covered by the moon in this historical solar eclipse. 

And, if you're getting married today at Val Vista Lakes, there are a few pointers we want to offer to help you have the best solar eclipse wedding possible...

Fall Wedding Guest Book Ideas

Fall Wedding Guest Book Ideas

These days, you don't have to simply have your wedding guests sign in a traditional wedding book. In fact, you don't even need to have them sign that old, black and white wedding photo with the white border. 

Fall is a great time to get creative with your wedding guest book, and we've got some great ideas for you.

Fall Wedding Cake Trends

Fall Wedding Cake Trends

Wedding cakes have come a long way from some sugar, flour and eggs. Now, your wedding cake looks nothing like something you'd want to eat because it's too beautiful, especially if your Gilbert wedding is in the Fall. 

Fall wedding cakes have become such a work of art that it can be hard to cut into them, or smash them into your love's face (if that's your thing). 

Today, let's dive into some of the Fall wedding trends that pertain specifically to wedding cakes...

Fall Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Love

Fall Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Love

There are certain times of the year when wedding favors become "to die for." Fall is just one of those times of year when everyone wants the wedding favors your handing out at your Gilbert wedding. 

Why? Well, because most Fall wedding favors involve a little something sweet, and maybe not so practical, but everyone wants one. 

Here are a few Fall wedding favor ideas...

3 Popular Fall Wedding Themes

3 Popular Fall Wedding Themes

I love Fall weddings in Gilbert at Val Vista Lakes. We might not have the changing colors like other parts of the country, but the weather truly can't be beat. 

At Val Vista Lakes, you've also got beachfront property, an amazing waterfall backdrop, luscious greenery and flowers, and a staff unlike any other. 

Today, let's dive into the top three Fall Wedding Themes that will be hot in just a few months...

5 Hot Wedding Trends for Fall in Arizona

5 Hot Wedding Trends for Fall in Arizona

Fall is nearly here. In know it might not feel like it yet in Gilbert, where the temperatures are still well over 100-degrees, but in just another few months we'll be basking in beautiful weather surrounded by Fall colors...

What To Do When Wedding Vendors Drop the Ball

What To Do When Wedding Vendors Drop the Ball

I came across an interesting article on Buzzfeed Weddings this morning about a wedding cake vendor that failed to deliver the wedding cake!! I mean, of all the things to not get delivered on your wedding day, I think the cake tops the list!

Arizona Monsoon Humidity and Your Outdoor Wedding

Arizona Monsoon Humidity and Your Outdoor Wedding

Alright, let's jump to Part Two of this blog, all about how to make your wedding day magical and beautiful, even when we're experiencing 80% humidity outside!

Did you know that Val Vista Lakes has one of the only beachfront wedding properties in all of Arizona?!

When It's Monsoon Season And You're Getting Married...Outside

When It's Monsoon Season And You're Getting Married...Outside

It's very hot. It's also very sticky outside. Monsoon season in Gilbert, Arizona has been rough so far this year. For the past few weeks, it's been pretty relentless. And the humidity has been intense. 

If you're planning your Gilbert wedding, or perhaps about to tie the knot in a matter of weeks or days, there are some things that you can do to beat the heat and the humidity...