Wedding Season…

October 7, 2009

is officially here!! We are now in full swing. I’m so excited about the amazing weather and all of our upcoming weddings..


Stay tuned for more fantastic details…


Paper Flowers

April 17, 2009

I wanted to share some pictures of the paper flowers I made for my friend’s upcoming baby shower. I love doing crafts, and this was a fun and cost effective way to spruce up her decor!


It’s all about paper and a hot glue gun ūüôā


Paper petals glued to floral wire, dried and ready for assembling…


…and the final result.



Stay tuned for pics from the shower!

Aglow Wax Designs

April 7, 2009


Meet Amy Eberhart from Aglow Wax Designs! We used to work together many years ago, and it so happened that she was a bridesmaid for one of our brides last fall! What a small world.


Since the last time I’ve seen her, Amy has started up¬†Aglow Wax Designs. Without further ado, here is Amy regarding her gorgeous wax designs…


What is Aglow Wax Designs?

Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Aglow Handmade Wax Designs creates artistic, modern wax designs that are functional and affordable for any event or wedding.  We pride ourselves on the ability to transform a space with a simplistic approach, but still leaving a lasting impression. Each wax vessel is handmade and customized to fit the vision of the clients wedding.


How and Why did you get started in the business?

I wanted a different kind of design that was uncluttered and simplistic.  I love the look that candle light gives a room, but wanted to take it further. I started creating pieces for my friends and family, then began branching out to resorts. I enjoy creating something that is unique and personalized for each client.  Each one is hand poured with the finest quality wax and the purest colors.


What variety of shapes/colors?

We offer a variety of styles, shapes and colors to fit your wedding needs. Our custom-made option allows for the possibility of integrating accents, dates, quotes or B&W photos into the vessel, creating a personal touch for your wedding.  The wax vessels can also be used as a vase for creating stunning floral centerpieces.


Ordering and Consultations

Depending on the order size I would recommend a bride placing an order 2 months in advance.  We can provide our designs for any budget and we are always available to meet at the Orange Tree Resort for consultations.



Amy, thank you for sharing your beautiful designs with us!


February 11, 2009

I know this is quite off subject, but this is awesome. There is now¬†a label on these water bottles so we can put our names on it. Who thinks of this stuff?Gone are the days of asking “Is this water bottle yours or mine?” or, in my case, writing the letter “k” on the bottle cap with a permanent marker…


Farewell, Domino

January 30, 2009

My favorite magazine, Domino, will be publishing their final issue this March. This is the saddest day! Article here.


Their magazine was such a great source of inspiration for me.¬† Here are some of my favorites…






Domino, you will be missed!

Back to Work

December 29, 2008

It has been an amazing weekend. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas with their loved ones this season! Now it’s back to the grind. We’ve got some weddings and a bridal show coming up January, so stay tuned. My desk is waiting for me…




It’s Almost Time….

December 19, 2008

Just a few more days to go! Christmas is upon us…Where did the year go? We have been busy with food tastings and gearing up for the upcoming year at Orange Tree. Wedding season will be here again before we know it. So for now, I am going to enjoy my holidays and show you our proud little tree we decorated at my house.¬†Of¬†course,¬†the big tree is at my parents house,¬† where we hang out every Christmas. Have a Happy Holiday Season, and enjoy this beautiful weather!




October 27, 2008

Wow. I just couldn’t help but post this. To any bride who is stressing about the little things, this should help put things into perspective….

My Sister’s Wedding

October 9, 2008

I thought it would be fun to share some pictures of my sister Janet’s wedding and show you¬†where it all started for me.¬†As soon as my sister got engaged last year, I was the one scheduling her vendor appointments, researching venues, checking out wedding photographers, florists, bridal shops, etc. I enjoyed helping her plan her wedding so much, I thought, wouldn’t it be fun to have a job like this? I was working as a mural artist at the time. Thanks to a wonderful twist of fate, my best friend Sally introduced me to her friend Jen Thye from Imoni Events. I assisted Jen for a couple of her Fall weddings, and by the following Spring I found myself here, working full-time as an Assistant Wedding Coordinator at Orange Tree Golf Resort. So, I am very grateful that those doors opened up for me to be here today.

The bridesmaids. My friend Joanne, my sister Belinda, Janet, and me. We’re being photographed by the wonderful Kim Jarman!

Ceremony programs made by yours truly:

Her wedding invitations and red envelopes that had the traditional¬†chinese “Double Happiness” symbols on them. I thought these were so unique:


This customized jacket took me forever to make:

The card box, another fun craft.

My brother Chris officiated the wedding. He did such a great job. For you brides out there, hire an officiant that knows you well! This makes the ceremony that much more personal and special.

My siblings:

I finally leave you with my favorite picture of the night. My family trying to lift my dad, who’s¬†always the life of the party :).

Thanks for letting me share a little part of my life with you!

Orange Tree Guest Rooms

June 27, 2008

Our couples receive one complimentary suite at Orange Tree the night of their wedding. We offer room blocks at discounted rates for their out of town guests as well. 160 spacious suites are exquisitely decorated in traditional southwestern style. Large living and sleeping areas are complemented with luxurious amenities, and each suite is beautifully accented with French doors that open onto a terrace and breathtaking views of the surrounding desert.