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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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Whispering Tree Ranch Photo Shoot

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We had a beautiful evening working with Brushfire Photography, MDT Photography, and Fleurt Floral Art. Please check out what our venue has to offer for your wedding celebration.

Prices as of 5/3/2013

We have many different ways you can host a wedding at Whispering Tree Ranch. From a Basic Venue only Package to a All Inclusive Package. Please email me for questions or call 480 415 3387 whisperingtreeranch@gmail.com

 

Venue Only Up to 100 Guests  Call for Price on Larger Guest Count

Discounts available for Quick Bookings (Less then 3 Months) and Friday/Sunday Weddings

$1400.00  Includes: Ceremony Chairs/Canopy of Lights/8 Hours/Eclectic Vintage Tables/Gift Table/Cake Table/Catering Table/Guest Book Table/Coop Bar

Add Vintage Place Settings  $2.00 PP

Add Dance Floor  $200.00

Add Catering  Basic Whispering Tree Ranch Menu   $11PP

Add Wedding Cake  Basic Cake $2.50PP $25 for delivery

Add Floral Package Basic Package $450.00

Add DJ  $450.00

 

 

 

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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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Open House All Inclusive Packages Honored until 8/6/2012 50 $3875-75 $4425-100 $5125-125 $5875

The Vintage Ecletic Look

I am sorry you missed our Vintage Chic Open House last Saturday.  The Rain did not stop the evening from being delightful.  The caterer provided a lovely tasting of Merlot Chicken & Steak Cacciatore and yummy homemade bread.  The baker provided us with luscious full sized cupcakes Red Velvet with Cream Cheese  & Rasberry filling, Chocolate  Mocha Icing crafted into beautiful flowers.  Our package DJ was on site to offer a sample of his own siniging voice.  We might even have a singing BRIDE.

Packages Includes:

Venue 8 Hours    5 Guest Suites for the evening    3 Tier Wedding Cake   DJ from ceremony to reception  Catered Dinner served Buffet Style  Tables Linens Burlap or Fabric Runners Chairs Floral Package Non Floral Centerpieces Modern or Vintage Place Settings  Napkin tied with matching ribbon  or twine  Crystal Chandeliers or Branch Chandeliers  Vintage Signs & Decor Day of Coordinator

You can’t beat this unique and one of a kind venue with a very affordable price.  We have some 2012 Saturdays Open!!!!!!  Some March/April 2013

This venue offers a very comfortable and intimate wedding that your guests will always remember!!!!! So very unique   Venue Tours or additional information contact me 480 415 3387 or weddingnistaweddings@gmail.com

A more modern look

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Vintage Chic Bridesmaids Dresses

Are you having trouble finding a bridesmaid dress that matches your vision?  Don’t give up and settle.  I have some ideas.  Today, when I took my trip to my neighborhood Ross I found a very Vintage Cocktail Dress.  I am talking a 1950’s Vintage.  Oops it was ivory.  Then I remembered my own wedding, my bridesmaids wore ivory cocktail length dresses (1980’s).  My goal was to be different and it worked.  It was very elegant and we went crazy with the flowers.  We used sweeping bouquets of pink antherium, roses, etc. it was absolutely stunning for the day.  Please think outside the box-try something different!!! If the color isn’t exactly what you had in mind, go with accessories that will blend to create your number one color.  Take a trip to Nordstrom’s or Anthropolge for the Bridesmaids Dresses.  You can also find some excellent deals at milanoo.com (fabric isn’t that great but it is a one time dress). If you have any questions or need help, drop me an e mail I will be happy to help!!!

Look at these lovely dresses.  I like the mix of dresses just be careful it isn’t too chaotic. You can see in the picture to the left the eye immediately goes to the more colorful dresses and misses the bride and the girls to the right.  If you mix, then always keep the girls’ flowers the same.  Also, when you go to pick out a dress, only take one friend with you.  It doesn’t even have to be a bridesmaid perhaps a work or business friend.

Happy Dress Shopping

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Arizona Wedding Venues-Tips on how to pick one!!!

Arizona has many many wedding venues!!!  You must choose the correct venue for your wedding celebration.  Below you will find some helpful tips.  Although, the overall wedding budget median for the United States is $25,500.00 without the honeymoon, we can help you spend a lot less and have a fabulous celebration.  Our brides are lucky to have so many options.

Budget:

1.  This is a tough one because in the current wedding market most of the venues have packages.  Therefore, it is difficult to break it down. Start with Venue/Catering.  Ask if they allow outside caterers?  Do they charge a kitchen fee?

2.  Extra Service Charges.  Ask  the venue to provide you with an estimated budget for all costs including taxes, tips, and service fees.

3.  Does the venue offer any discounts such as cash, military, or online discounts?

4.  Make sure you know exactly what is included in the package you are purchasing. For example, ask how many hours are included and does that allow for vendor set up time or is that additional?   How about rehearsal time? Does the package include tables & chairs?

Style:

1.  Does the venue offer any decor with the price?  Do you like the decor offered?

2.  How much decorating does the venue need to go with your style?

3.  Look at the flooring?  Is it neutral?  Will it match the color scheme of your wedding?

4.  Ask to see the chairs that are included at both the ceremony site and  the reception.

5.  Ask to see the linens that are included-make sure they are floor length if being used inside.

6.  Ask to see the china and flatware.

7.  Ask to see the lighting in the room and make a trip to the venue in the evening to see how it looks.

8.  How high are the ceilings?  Will I need tall centerpieces?  Can I hang decor from the ceiling such as lanterns, fabric draping, etc.

Things to Think About

1.  Will I be facing the sun at the ceremony site.

2.  Parking- is there enough or will my guests need to find curb parking?

3.  Look at the bathrooms-this is important!!!!

4.  Stop and ask a question of a random staff member just to see how they react to you.

5.  Will there be more than one event at the venue on my wedding day?

6.  Are there unique photo opportunities on the property?

Advice

1.  Do not sign a contract until you have all your questions answered.  Make sure you look at the financial side before going for a venue tour.  Do not allow emotions to get the better of you.

2.  Print out any emails and answers to all questions you have asked before signing your contract.  Put these in a binder for reference in the future.

3.  Ask to see the contract before signing it.

4.  If the venue provides an on site representative, make sure you will be working with the same person from start to finish.

5.  You have asked a lot of questions and you have most likely received a lot of information-know what you are purchasing.  It is your responsiblity as a consumer to make sure you know what you have elected to purchase and what you might add down the road.

6.  Ask if prices are subject to change.  As prices continue to rise for our daily goods, be aware that prices for services may rise if not purchased in the contract.

7.  If at all possible, attend an Open House before signing a contract.

I believe Arizona has some of the most spectacular venues in the nation.  The Wedding & Event Venue Owners have worked hard and invested to showcase some beautiful properties.  Your Arizona Wedding can be any style from Vintage, Rustic, Glamorous, Elegant, Modern, Garden, Desert, Chic, Ranch, or Barn  Wedding you can find it here.  If you heed suggestions, don’t hesitate to contact us.  We like to share our knowledge, wisdom, and advice.

In the month of May, we will be featuring different venues for you to view.  We will also be featuring different Open Houses to Attend.

May your wedding planning days be filled with fun and excitement,

Weddingnista Weddings

PS Our Prices are very affordable!!!!!!!!

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Hot Hot Arizona Wedding Flower Ideas

Arizona Brides be careful when you pick your wedding flowers for weddings May-October!!!  Flowers and heat don’t like one another!!

Heat Resistant Flowers      Carnations/Orchids/Roses/Spray Roses/Daisy Mums/Cremons/Succulents/Protea/Baby’s Breath

Heat Sensitive Flowers      Hydrangea/Dahlias/Tulips/Anemoes/Peonies/Almost any flower finds it difficult to survive our temperatures.

Suggestions:  Add these design elements to reduce the number of flowers used and to get the correct color-Broaches/Lace/Wooden Flowers/Costume Jewelery/Feathers/Twigs

Use interesting greens to give an earthy and organic look-it should reduce the price because most greens are less expensive then flowers.

A Cluster or Collar of Baby’s Breath is a perfect solution for not only heat sensitive but also budget sensitive brides.

Happy Wedding Flower Days,

Weddingnista Weddings

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