Family Drama at Your Gilbert Wedding

Family Drama at Your Gilbert Wedding

If there's anything that is going to strain family relationships, it's a wedding. This is the most magical, memorable day of your life, and the movie you've been playing in your head since you were a little girl is probably not the same movie your parents have been playing in their heads. 

This is why wedding planning and everything that goes in to making your Gilbert wedding perfect for YOU can cause some friction for those who have a different idea of what your big day should be like. 

Even the royal family is having it's own set of family wedding drama right now, and if you are following Meghan Markle's father drama, you know that this kind of family tension is completely normal. 

A Royal Wedding in Gilbert, Arizona

It won't be long now, and every bride across the globe will be watching the royal wedding, once again, dreaming of their own big day.  If you've been dreaming of your own royal wedding since childhood, we've got a few tips to help you pull off an affordably extravagant and elegant wedding. 

From invitations to appetizers, reception music and cake, a royal wedding in Gilbert can easily be the talk of the town. 

Surviving the Arizona Summer Heat as a Wedding Guest

Surviving the Arizona Summer Heat as a Wedding Guest

It's hot. I believe it was 110-degrees this past weekend. Here in Arizona, the summer can sneak up on you and...boom!...it's 110-degrees just a few days after 75-degrees. (I'm not even joking, that was our weather this past week.)

Keeping that in mind, we've been spending some time offering wedding tips for Arizona couples and their guests from out-of-town. Today, I'd like to keep that momentum going and provide some more survival tips for your wedding guests. 

I came across this article in Vogue and wanted to share some of the specifics with you...

What To Wear to a Summer Wedding in Arizona

What To Wear to a Summer Wedding in Arizona

We recently wrote a blog for the wedding couple regarding what to wear during a May, June, July wedding in the Arizona summer heat. We provided some great tips and ideas for not only keeping you and your wedding party cool, but also your guests. 

Today, I want to focus this blog on what to wear to an Arizona wedding in May, June, or July, in the middle of a desert summer, if you're a guest. 

What can you expect at a Val Vista Lakes wedding in May? Or June or July? What can you expect as a guest of our desert state of Arizona if you've never visited during the summer? 

The greatest advice I can give you is to come prepared...

Arizona Summer Wedding Color Schemes To Keep Your Guests Cool

Summer wedding color themes and schemes for Arizona can be bright and beautiful, classic and subtle, or dark and sophisticated. In reality, summer wedding colors can be whatever you want them to be.

But, for the sake of giving you some inspiration for planning your summer wedding in Arizona, let’s look at some color ideas that you might want to use.

Summer Bridal Shower Ideas

Summer Bridal Shower Ideas

Summer bridal showers here in Arizona are my favorite. Sure, it's hot, but what better way to spend some time with your girls than sipping refreshing cocktails around the pool and opening presents? It doesn't get much better than that.

So, where should you have the wedding shower? Who's house? Who should plan it? What will people wear if it's in the middle of 100-degree weather? 

Let's talk...

Windy Wedding Tips

Surprisingly, I don't think we've ever written a blog about what to do should your wedding become overrun with a wind storm. In Arizona, it's well known that a wedding in the summertime could result in a monsoon setting in or a dust storm raging through at any moment. 

But, this time of year, its' not something that you're expecting. So, today let's talk a bit about what you can do should the winds sneak up on your and your wedding. 

Summer Wedding Tips

Summer Wedding Tips

The summer weather is creeping up fast, and if you're getting married during an Arizona summer, you'll need these wedding tips. 

You see, it's not the heat that will get to you, it's...well...actually it is the heat. Even in the beginning of April Gilbert, Arizona is hitting temperatures well into the 90's and above. While the evenings and early mornings are still incredibly beautiful, the afternoons through sunset can be toasty, especially for those out of town guests who aren't acclimated to the desert heat.

Today we have some summer wedding tips to help keep you and your wedding guests cool:

DIY Wedding Ideas for LGBTQ Ceremonies

DIY Wedding Ideas for LGBTQ Ceremonies

This weekend here in Arizona is Pride weekend, and we thought it would be nice to put together a blog for our LGBTQ wedding couples! We're open to everyone, and our LGBTQ weddings are quite remarkable. 

From dresses to tuxes, signs to seating, centerpieces to flowers, we've got you covered with just about everything you need to have the wedding of your gay dreams. Don't forget to call Val Vista Lakes to schedule your tour of our wedding venue today!

Wedding Cookies, Cakes and More for Your Sweet Tooth

Wedding Cookies, Cakes and More for Your Sweet Tooth

I don't know about you, but I have a sweet tooth. Easter was filled with Cadbury Eggs, Jelly Beans, Chocolate Bunnies and Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. Of course, we also had some Easter-themed cookies and pies, which were amazing. 

It got me thinking about how you can incorporate more sweetness and sugar into your wedding, which, of course, brought me to Pinterest to check out the wedding cookie and dessert ideas. 

From chocolate covered strawberries with tuxes and ties to custom-made candy, these sugary and sweet wedding ideas will inspire some of your sweet tooth...