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Colleen and Lowell
Wedding Venue: W Scottsdale
Wedding Planner: Rachel Troyan at Outstanding Occasions
Wedding Coordinator: Katherine Lileck-Moreno,W Scottsdale
Officiant: Rabbi Jeremy Schneider – Temple Kol Ami, Scottsdale, AZ
Photographer: Briana, Erica Velasco Photography
Florist: Flora Bella
Wedding Gown: Vera Wang
Tuxedos: Brooks Brothers
Bridesmaids Gowns: White by Vera Wang
Caterer: W Scottsdale
Wedding Cake: Classic Cakes and Confections
Invitations: Minted.com
DJ: MT Sounds
Live band/musician: 80’s & Gentlemen
Hair stylist: Erin Fink
Professional makeup: Adriana Fontas
Honeymoon: Susan Gould, Bon Voyage Travel, traveling to Lake Como, Italy and Paris, France

How did you two meet or how did he propose?  We met when we were both working at RA Sushi in Tucson, AZ while we were attending undergrad at the University of Arizona.

He proposed on the London Eye when we were on vacation in London, England. It was fantastically romantic. We had our own private gondola, champagne, truffles – the works. He got down on one knee when we got to the top overlooking the city lights. Truly a fairy tale proposal.

Were you happy with the venue? Yes the W Hotel was fantastic. Not only was the venue exquisite, but the food and cocktails were excellent. Additionally, the standard of service at the W Scottsdale is unparalleled. We were beyond impressed with the level of dedication exhibited by the W Scottsdale team. Our guests were raving about how amazing of a space it was.

Describe the theme or color scheme of your wedding, and what you chose for your table setting at the reception:  We wanted something modern and chic, so the color scheme ended up being Black, White, and Grey, with hints of Colbalt Blue for little pops of color. We were inspired by the W’s sleek and sophisticated aesthetic.

What piece of advice would you give other brides planning their big day?  Try to enjoy the little things leading up to the wedding. The day-of goes by too fast so, despite the fact that wedding preparation is inherently chaotic, cherish it. Also, make your grooms be involved in the planning process. It will make it that much more special for both of you on the day of knowing that it was both of your planning that made such a wonderful day come together.

Tell us about your photographer. Why did you choose this photographer? Were you happy with the whole experience?   Our photographer was fantastic! We knew it was a perfect match when she wanted to meet us and get to know us via Skype—she was extremely accommodating with the fact that we live in Tucson, and that our wedding was in Scottsdale. Our photography package came with a engagement session, but since we had already had engagement photos taken, she came and took pictures at our rehearsal dinner the night before instead. She made all of our guests feel comfortable, and by the end of the night many of our guests even wanted to get their pictures taken with her. We would recommend her to anyone getting married in Arizona.


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