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6/22/2013 Whispering Tree Ranch Open House

WTR_0511WTR_0570WTR_0455WTR_0497We invite you to join us for a casual evening of Rustic Vintage Fun. We will be dressed up and ready to show you our Vintage Night Open House. Our preferred vendors will be on site for tastings and information. RSVP ahead to secure your spot. We have limited spots and we expect to have a great turn out after the June 9th Phoenix Bridal Show. Our dates are filling very quickly so we encourage you to come and secure your date!!!!

6:30PM-9:30PM RSVP 480 415 3387 or whisperingtreeranch@gmail.com

Most Frequent Comment on our Property in the Evening. It looks like a movie such as “Sweet Home Alabama”  “Hope Floats” “Big Fish”

Private tours by Appointment Only

*******Our Address is 5901 W. Elliot Phoenix AZ 85339 Southwest Corner of 59th Ave & Elliot We are surrounded by Arizona Farmland

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My Vintage Tables

White Vintage Round Table

Rustic Cottage Blue Table
Rustic Mint Table Close Up

Some of the  tables are finished!!! As you can see it is a very eclectic look, every table is different with mixed colors and woods.  Some are rectangular and some are round.  This is the first time I have used this camera so please excuse the quality of the photos.  I wanted to get something up ASAP.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have any fresh flowers left over from last weekend’s weddings so I had to use what I had around the house.  The place settings are incomplete as the flatware has not arrived yet.  I have more tables to come!!! This is my front yard-I tried to hide the cars, etc with lace curtains.  I can’t wait to get busy with  some more unique tables to show you!!!! I have more coming and hopefully my pictures will improve each time!!!!

Mint Rustic Table=Hot Color For Next Year

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Arizona Affordable Rustic Vintage Wedding Package

Ok You have the ring maybe you’ve picked the date???? Now  one of the most important aspects of a wedding-Picking the Venue.  In Phoenix, the styles and the prices are all over.  You need to give yourself a budget and try to stay in it!!!!  Personally, I love to find an affordable venue and then really beautify it with decor.  This way it can really be unique and personal for the bride.  I found this venue and I know what I would do to make a beautiful wedding-it is perfect for a DIY Wedding.  Now, I classify DIY as the bride who does three projects and a planner/coordinator does the rest.  So, I put together An All Inclusive Package—Exclusive to this Rustic Vintage Venue—

Package Includes:

Wedding Venue, Tables, Linens, Chairs, Rustic Wood Arch for Ceremony, DJ, Vintage or Rustic Place Settings, Catered Dinner (Served Buffet Style), Floral Package, & Non-Floral Centerpieces. ****Some2012 Dates Available****

50 Guests $3875 75 Guests $4425 100 Guests $5125 125 Guests $5875 150 Guests $6725.00

 

Dinner Menu:  It will make you hungry!!!!!!

Package Dinner Menu (Upgrades are available)

Dinner is served buffet style. China and flatware are eclectic style.  You have some options but since the meal is being served buffet style all guests will have the same item.  However, if you want more than one protein, please inquire about this service it is possible.

Salad     (Pick One)

 

Greek Salad Hearts of Romaine/Hot House Cucumbers/Olives/Tomatoes/Bell Peppers/Red Onions/Feta Cheese Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette

Traditional Creamy Cole Slaw

Country Potato Salad with Celery/Onion/Parsley

Ensalada Fresca Iceberg & Romaine Lettuce/Julienne or Red Onion/Black Beans with Creamy Tomato Cumin Vinaigrette topped with tri colored Tortilla Strips

Tossed Garden Salad with Cucumber/Tomato/Red Onion/Olive/Croutons/Ranch  Italian Dressing

Caesar Salad with Parmesan Cheese & Seasoned Croutons House Caesar Dressing

Starch (Pick One)

Cheddar Cheese Au Grautin Potatoes

Mom’s Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Country Gravy

White & Wild Rice with Dried Cranberries & Black Walnuts

Penne Pasta with Alfredo or Marinara Sauce

Herb & Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Vegetable (Pick One)

Steamed Green Beans Almandine

Sage Roasted Zucchini Spears

Candied Petite Carrots

Sweet Peas & Corn Sherry Shallot Butter

Protein (Pick One)

Pan Seared Breast of Chicken with Spinach & Mushroom Duxelle wrapped in Flaky Puff Pastry

Apricot Glazed Loin of Pork Loin Roasted with Sun Dried Fruit

Pan Crisp Chicken Pesto with Diced Tomatoes and Melted Provolone Cheese

Slow Smoked Beef Brisket with BBQ Essence & Creamed Horseradish Sauce

Seared Breast of Chicken with Fresh Mushrooms & Marsala Wine Sauce

Beef Tenderloin Tips in Stroganoff Sauce

Baked Pollock Fillets with Fresh Tomato White Wine, Lemon, & Thyme.

Prices are subject to change until a contract is written.  Please inquire about appetizers

Please Call Me To Inquire About Upcoming Open Houses  480 415 3387

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Unique Wedding Venue Oh MY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Reality Check

How about your dream wedding at Santa Claus Land then you can head to Vegas for the honeymoon???

I have decided today that I am just trying to be too unique with the whole wedding venue hunt!!! I need to come back to the box of reality.  I just want to find that really unworldly place for my brides to have the most unusual wedding experience possible.  I was even thinking about dresses, flowers, decor, and invitations for these places.  I had to smack myself upside the head for a reality check- no roads, no bathrooms, no kitchens, it would really be a  Bohemian Wedding!!  I need to stop watching TV I want to compete with David Tutera for most unusual wedding venue!! I know I could win that one. Dreams are for everyone-right??? Game on Celebrities you have the money take a look at some of these unique wedding venues.  Call me to reserve your spot at “The Dome Venue” or a Winter Wedding on the way to Vegas at “Santa’s Dream Weddings” or a beautiful fall wedding at “Tip Top Ghost Town”. You could even buy the Ghost Town it’s up for sale!!! Then you wouldn’t have to worry about rooms for the night of the wedding.  Seriously call me if you need suggestions for unique affordable and real Wedding Venues in the Phoenix Metro area!!!!

Can I interest you in a “Space Dome Wedding”

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Wedding Chair Nightmare on Venue Street

Ok you have signed your contract, you’re ready to start planning your wedding, your venue has included the chairs. Good one item you don’t have to budget. You lay your head upon your soft feather pillow and then the NIGHTMARE BEGINS—–The Venue has UGLY and I MEAN UGLY Chairs!!! You can cover them in chaircovers.  A great cure with plenty of options for color.  Now, if  your budget allows and you want something a little different:  How about those Mis Matched Vintage Chairs!!! Wow!!! Nightmare- expensive you’re looking at top dollar.  Do you have it to spend? The Brown Folding Chair is an option (Rental Fee $1.75) or you could go with the standard white or black chairs depending upon the colors in your venue.  Now you can add the burlap chair sash (Rental Fee $2.00) Great Look!!! My all time favorite is the Chivari Chair in natural, gold or silver.  All time classy look-be prepared to spend at least $5.00 rental fee per chair.  Call me maybe if you need to rent my brown chairs-I am in a good mood which means you will get a great price!!!!  At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter what your chairs look like you are still hopefully married to your Dream Mate and your Nightmare is over!!!

But I have to admit I do love beautiful chairs!!!!

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Vintage Urban Wedding Shoot-Venue-Trilogy at Power Ranch

This is a must for all you Vintage Chic brides who also need the convenience of the urban wedding!!!!  We arranged to have this styled shoot with Triology Golf Course in Gilbert.  If you haven’t toured this venue it is a must.  The property is gorgeous, the prices are veryaffordable, and Tiffanie, the wedding coordinator is absolutely fantastic!!! 

My Suggestions for A Vintage Wedding at a “Non-Vintage” Venue

1.  Choose your venue wisely 2.  Budget for Decor & Set Up  3.  Limit yourself to 3 DIY projects so you and your family may enjoy your wedding day. 4.  Ask your florist if they rent or loan vintage decor (I always let my brides borrow my items as long as they put flowers or some other design element that has been purchased through me).  5.  Ask your grandparents or great grandparents for any old items they still have from their pasts ie:  Boots, Typewriters, Books, Jars, Gardening Supplies, Love Letters, Pictures  The Boots in this picture were worn only once by my grandmother who if she were alive today would be 107.  The soles of the boots look brand new.  I never could wear those boots my calves were too big from years of jogging and I was skinny when I first attempted to wear them.  She told me not to despair; she had only worn them once on a “Hot Date” that went no where because her feet hurt so bad she couldn’t hold a conversation with the suitor.  She had such a terrible time that when the gentleman called to have a date with one of her sisters, she and the youngest sister unhitched the horse from it’s cart.  You can only imagine what happened-and it was due to  these boots.  This is only a photo shoot so we felt inclined to use them.  6.  Invest money in the place settings, linens, and the lighting.  7.  Try to limit your ideas from Pinterest you want to keep your wedding unique to you and your heritage.  8.  If your budget is limited, keep the money in one area to get the most for the dollar.  9.  Being Eclectic is Budget Conscious.  10.  Hire a very good photographer who has experience with creating an artistic look in the photos and isn’t too dependent on the venue-the photographer must be creative and Vintage Friendly.  11.  Don’t use items that are new but painted a vintage color; you want the natural rustic look. 12.  Becareful about putting a bunch of old furniture out on a lawn it can look contrived.  13.  I recommend throwing the urban look into the catering-if you need ideas I have lots after visiting my daughter in Silver Lake (LA).  14.  You can find all of the ideas online but my best advice is don’t let the venue dicatate your style.  You can still have your Vintage Wedding at a Non-Traditional Vintage Venue. However, there are lots of Vintage Venues in the Phoenix Metro Area. Phoenix is a young city so Vintage is not as old as other parts of the country. Frank Lloyd Wright buildings are Vintage as well as some of the old buildings in downtown Phoenix.  Paradise Valley has an extraordinary old venue with the classy ranch look. 

If you need help planning your wedding or if you have questions, please email me.  I will be happy to offer you any advice and offer suggestions.  The Vintage look is here to stay for a while and it truly is an appreciation to all our ancestors -to those we’ve lost and those we never met!!!!!

Burlap Runner,Rose Petals,Wheat,Old Boots, Mason Jars,Vintage Suitcase

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