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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. 

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. 

From Makeup to Decor, An All-Natural Gilbert Wedding

From Makeup to Decor, An All-Natural Gilbert Wedding

You like glamping, spending time in the great outdoors only if it involves a comfy, warm bed, bathrooms and some of the luxuries of home. Maybe you enjoy time at the beach, if you can grab a hotel within walking distance and wash that sand off of you before bed. 

I get it, you're all about the natural wonders of this awesome life, as longa s those natural wonders come with showers, coffee, and flushable toilets. (I just spent some time at a Gilbert RV show at San Tan, so I'm right there with you. I'll take the one with the large kitchen and king-sized bed please.)

Knowing what you love, how can you incorporate an all-natural theme to your Gilbert wedding? How about these ideas...

Wedding Cake Artwork

Wedding Cake Artwork

Today, let's dive into some of the more creative wedding cakes that truly could be a piece of art in a gallery. Maybe these wedding cakes will inspire some of your own wedding creativity...

Having a Wedding Inspired by Trees

Having a Wedding Inspired by Trees

Are you a tree-hugger? I know, it's a silly question to ask for a wedding venue, but if you are a tree-hugger, if you are someone who loves to lay under the trees and roll in the grass, this blog is for you. 

Today, I want to talk about how you can incorporate something as simple and elegant and rustic and powerful as a tree into your Gilbert wedding...

BoHo Wedding Ideas for 2018

BoHo Wedding Ideas for 2018

A bohemian wedding in 2018 is like a toast at midnight on New Year's Eve. They just go hand-in-hand! And this New Year, you'll want your BoHo wedding to be innovative, romantic, and full of flair. 

We put together some ideas to inspire your 2018 BoHo wedding...Val Vista Lakes style!

BoHo Wedding Dress: The bohemian wedding dress can be many things, trendy, charming, sexy, traditional, unique and all of the above. Your wedding dress can be reclaimed from the past or can be something no one has ever seen before. 

Winter Wedding Lighting

Winter Wedding Lighting

From snowflake projections on the dance floor to fairy lights in centerpieces, winter wedding lighting can come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, shades and colors. Here at Val Vista Lakes in Gilbert, Arizona, winter weddings get a fabulous Christmas Mountain backdrop, with thousands of beautiful, sparkling holiday lights!

Today, let's dive into winter lighting for your wedding...