August 13, 2009


Sorry for the lack of posts lately, we are in the midst of summer, so right now we are busy with food tastings and preparing for the fall wedding season! My latest projects include creating Event Orders for upcoming weddings….ahhh, paperwork paperwork….


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!

Quick Updates

January 6, 2009

Happy New Year to everyone! I am refreshed and relaxed from my little trip this weekend :).vegas1

Here is some information of things to come at Orange Tree:


We will be exhibiting at the Bridal Fashion Debut at the Phoenix Convention Center this weekend, Saturday and Sunday 9am-3pm. Stop by and visit us!

We’ve got two Bat-Mitzvahs and a wedding set for this month of January. One event will be colored with fuschia, black and white, and another event is going with a very interesting centerpiece choice…Details and more pictures coming soon!..


And last but not least. My to-do list for today. The fun never ends!..


To all Orange Tree Brides, we are looking for submissions for our blog! For those of you who have already booked a date here at Orange Tree, we would love to hear your stories of how you and your groom met. And for brides who have already had their weddings here, you are more than welcome to share the story of your day! Please submit your entries to:

**For current brides: Please submit your favorite pictures of you and your groom (up to 5 images). Along with the pictures, please answer the following questions..

1. How did you meet?

2. How did he propose?

3. What hobbies do you enjoy doing together

4. What factor(s) made Orange Tree your venue of choice?

5. Special touches you will be adding to your wedding

6. Something unique that you would like to share about your relationship

**For our former brides, please submit your favorite images from your wedding day (up to 15 images) and answer the following questions:

1. Please share with us the story of your day.

2. What was the most unexpected moment of your day?

3. The most memorable part of your day?

4. Funniest?

5. Extra touches to your wedding that were especially meaningful to you.

6. What you are looking forward to the most as husband and wife.

We would love to hear from you!!

The Phoenix Bridal Show had a great turnout! Here are some detail pictures of our booth. It was great meeting all the brides!

These Tiramisu cups were a hit!

Marriott Photography

September 22, 2008

Special thanks to Marnee from Marriott Photography for sending over these BEAUTIFUL pictures for us to display at the Phoenix Bridal Show on Oct. 19th! Marnee, you are the best.


What better place to host your rehearsal dinner than right here at Orange Tree? We offer banquet packages with a wide variety of menu selections for Bridal Showers, Rehearsal Dinners or a Post-Wedding Brunch. We have many locations available on site, like the Longitude 10601 Restaurant, Lounge, the Fairway Terrace, Valencia Ballroom, and even the beautiful Mariposa Foyer. Please click on the Orange Tree Banquet Package link on the sidebar to view our menus.

Longitude 10601 Restaurant

Fairway Terrace


Mariposa Foyer

Mariposa Ballroom

The National Association of Catering Executives held their 2nd Annual Event Elements Competition at the JW Marriott on June 30th. This was my first time attending the event, and I must say it was totally worth the visit. The 4 Elements were: Traditional, Contemporary, Retro and Vintage. All of the table top and confectionary designs were so inspiring and creative.

I am dying to recreate this chandelier made of wine glasses:


A table top design by the lovely Jen Thye at Imoni Events. I love the pearls. This is the elegant tea party of my childhood dreams. It was great seeing you Jen!


This tabletop would be perfect for a kids birthday party or a baby shower. I adore the tutus and fairy wings on the chairs and those carnation sundaes. If you look closely you’ll see lollipops and pixie sticks placed inside an ice cream cone. Such cute party favors! Design by Kate Ryan Occasions.


I don’t recall the designer’s name but I love all the candles on this table…


One of the most interesting designs of the night. I’ve always fantasized about creating a stylish event that was catered by a fast food place. I didn’t think it was possible until now! Created by Aleasha from A Day to Cherish Events.


Some amazing cakes from the competition.

Sedona Cake Couture:


Let Them Eat Cake:


Still trying to recall the cake designer’s name…I love the addition of the Hostess cupcake! I didn’t even notice it in person until I looked at this picture.

I was so impressed by everyone’s creativity. I am looking forward to attending again next year!