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ERIC AND AMANDA'S WEDDING

November, 2009 in Phoenix

"Our Wedding was a dream come true! Honestly, we had fun, enjoyed every part of our special day and didn't have one thing we could have asked or expected differently. On November 14th, 2009 it lightly rained in the morning (and mid-day) and for an outdoor event we were a little nervous, but the clouds cleared and created a perfect afternoon/evening for our celebration. The vendors were fantastic, everything flowed and created a seemless and stressfree event for all! We would highly recommend the vendors we used to create your special day. We consider all of them friends now and will continue to work with them for other special events throughout our lives."

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Ceremony: Franciscan Renewal Center

Cakes/Candies Vendor:

Let Them Eat Cake

4747 E Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ, United States

"LOVE them!! This is a fantastic, family owned cake boutique. And don't be scared, they are VERY good with the price! Plus, they make you a new cake of your choice (flavor, etc) for your 1-yr anniversary! You don't have to worry about saving your top layer and not serving it to your guests. Once you set up your appointment the owner, Barb, will custom design what your looking for (they match colors) and let you taste the flavors of your choice. Everything is reasonably priced and exactly what I was looking for. They deliver throughout the valley with minimal delivery fee's, and if close to their shop, no delivery charges at all! The cake was delicious too!!"

Caterer:

Jennifer's Catering

1341 East Northern Avenue
Phoenix, AZ, United States

"This vendor is high quality and FANTASTIC with creating an entire event! They will coordinate everything for you and give you one single price, from flowers to linens, wait staff to lighting, they will do it all for you and take the stress of working with multiple vendors completely out of the equation. AND, the food is AMAZING. We had a "stationed" dinner with a carving and pasta station accompanied by salads, vegetables, etc and passed hors d'oeuvres for a cocktail hour before dinner was served. It was perfect and everything that Jennifer's Catering did was exactly as I had envisioned it. We've received so many compliments on the food, decor, etc. They are a little pricier than what most catering companies will offer/quote, but Jennifer's Catering is worth the price becuase they have exceptional food and remove the stress from the bride! I couldn't have expected a better fairytale and they created it all."

Photographer:

Cristi Owen Photography - Photographer - Chandler, AZ, 85225

Cristi Owen Photography

Chandler, AZ 85225
602 750 5864

"Cristi is absolutely amazing in her ability to capture moments throughout your wedding (and preparation for) that help tell your story for a LIFETIME. If you're looking someone who can see unique settings and opportunities to create something special and memorable THIS IS YOUR photographer. My husband and I will use her to capture important and special things for the rest of our lives and recognize that throughout the process we've gained a great friend. Trust Cristi's judgement, let her do her thing while you do yours, and you will have a fantastic story book filled with beautiful pictures for a lifetime."

Ceremony:

Franciscan Renewal Center

5802 E Lincoln Dr
Scottsdale, AZ, United States

"This is a Catholic church and retreat center. It's a heavenly place with large, spacious and lush landscape. The beauty that surround this location is perfect for a Fall and/or Spring ceremony. The church is smaller (fits approx. 350 people) and simple, but everything else that surrounds it creates a beautiful picture and backdrop for your ceremony and sacrament."

Hotel:

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa - Hotel - 5402 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, United States

Camelback Inn - JW Marriott Resort & Spa,Scottsdale

5402 E Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85253, United States
480-948-1700

Hotel:

Sanctuary On Camelback Mountain - Bride Suite - Hotel - 5700 E Mcdonald Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ, 85253, United States

Sanctuary On Camelback Mountain - Bride Suite

5700 E Mcdonald Drive
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253, United States
800-245-2051

Hotel:

Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort and Suites - Hotel - 6160 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ, 85253, United States

Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort and Suites

6160 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253, United States
480-991-1414

"This is an older resort that is going through a transformation and remodel. The price cannot be beat and the location is fantastic!! Free shuttle within 5 miles and to Old Town Scottsdale. The service was goood and my guests from out of town, and those who stayed from Phoenix to be close to the party, all had great things to say about the resort and location."

Restaurant:

Breakfast Club - Restaurant - 4400 N Scottsdale Rd # 100, Scottsdale, AZ, United States

Breakfast Club

4400 N Scottsdale Rd # 100
Scottsdale, AZ, United States
480-222-2582

"A very popular breakfast spot for locals throughout the valley. This is a great location with indoor/outdoor seating - A MUST VISIT for great food and relaxation."

Restaurant:

Frasher's Restaurant

2122 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ, United States

"This is where Eric and Amanda had their first date. They have excellent steaks and a great bar area. The owners are all from St. Louis, MO so go in and say hello and have a toast for us!"

Restaurant:

Olive & Ivy Restaurant - Restaurant - 7135 E Camelback Rd # 195, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251, United States

Olive & Ivy Restaurant

7135 E Camelback Rd # 195
Scottsdale, AZ 85251, United States
480-751-2200

"THE BUZZ... “Part of the trusted Fox Restaurant Concepts, this hot spot is a great place to have an elegant meal and amazing glass of wine.” - Arizona Foothills Magazine “…a darling new spot on the Scottsdale Waterfront.” - Sunset Magazine “…is the talk of the town, busy day and night.” - AZFamily.com"

Restaurant:

The Vig - Restaurant - 4041 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ, United States

The Vig

4041 N. 40th St.
Phoenix, AZ, United States
602-553-7227

"The Vig is a modern tavern located in the heart of the historic Acardia District of Phoenix. This hot spot is a great outdoor/indoor venue with bocce ball courts and comfortable outdoor seating to have a great cocktail and take in the scene. One of Eric and Amanda's fav spots."

Entertainment:

Canal Restaurant - Entertainment - 7144 E Stetson Dr # 250, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251, United States

Canal Restaurant

7144 E Stetson Dr # 250
Scottsdale, AZ 85251, United States
480-949-9000

"Haute cuisine meets haute couture, in a contemporary fusion of food and fashion. Canal is vibrant and alive with the sights, sounds, and flavors of the latest in trendsetting food and fashion from around the globe. Guests are transported to a world of sophisticated style and contemporary chic – where every detail is thoughtfully designed to heighten the experience, and thrill the senses."

Entertainment:

Devil's Martini

4175 N Goldwater Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ, United States

Entertainment:

Giligin's Sand Bar

4251 N Winfield Scott Plz
Scottsdale, AZ 85251, United States
480-874-2264

"Just off of Scottsdale Road and located right in the middle of Old Town Scottsdale this place has a perfect location and a unique and fun atmosphere. Great for after dinner or before heading out to explore Old Town Scottsdale."

Entertainment:

Grazie Pizzeria & Wine Bar - Entertainment - 6952 E Main St, Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Kazimierz World Wine Bar

7137 E Stetson Dr
Scottsdale, AZ 85251, United States
480-946-3004

"Past a backdoor entrance that reads, “The Truth Is Inside” (a play on “in vino veritas,” Latin for “In wine there is truth”), you’ll walk into the room illuminated by candles and whatever light makes it in through the stained-glass windows. Kazimierz world wine bar is downtown Scottsdale's hidden jewel, offering live entertainment, signature cocktails, global small plates and over 3200 wines. Kazimierz is Arizona's only wine bar awarded the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence annually (2001-2007)."

Entertainment:

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art - Entertainment - 7374 East 2nd Street, Scottsdale, AZ, United States

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

7374 E. 2nd Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251, United States
480-874-4666

"Founded in 1999, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art [SMoCA] is an educational institution dedicated to presenting exhibitions on contemporary and modern art, architecture, and design. Global in its focus, SMoCA is a gathering place for experiencing contemporary art and culture."

Shopping:

Kierland Commons - Shopping

15205 N Kierland Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ, United States

"This is a great outdoor shopping mall with good Dinning, Shopping and Outdoor Entertainment."

Shopping:

Shopping - Scottsdale Fashion Square

Scottsdale Fashion Square, Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale, Arizona, US

"Great Shopping, Dinning and Entertainment."

Shopping:

The Borgata of Scottsdale - Shopping - 6166 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ, 85253, United States

The Borgata of Scottsdale

6166 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85253, United States
480-998-5965

"Find unique merchandise at The Borgata in a setting straight from the Tuscan Village of San Gimignano complete with cobblestone walkways, fountains and an open-air setting, offering visitors a bit of Renaissance Italy in the sunny Southwest. The Borgata is a shopping experience of local and national specialty shops and restaurants."

Our Favorite Places:

Az 88 - Our Favorite Places - 7353 E Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251, US

Az 88

7353 E Scottsdale Mall
Scottsdale, AZ, United States
480-994-5576

"Even James Bond would be impressed with the martinis served at this Scottsdale bar. Traditionalists will love the vodka martini, shaken or stirred. Those with more adventurous tastes can order variations on the classic cocktail. Martinis here are served stiff and in large portions, all at reasonable prices. The elegant decor, chic atmosphere and delicious drinks are sure to satisfy even the most well-traveled customer."

Our Favorite Places:

Delux - Our Favorite Places - 3146 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ, United States

Delux

3146 E Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ, United States
602-522-2288

""The Finest Gourmet Burger in the City" - veteran restaurateur Lenny Rosenberg. This is a great late night spot, and a great burger/beer bar with an edge. One of Eric and Amanda's fav spots when there is a craving for burgers and fun."

Hiking:

Hiking Camelback Mountain - Hiking - Camelback Mountain, 5700 N Echo Canyon Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ

Camelback Mountain, Echo Canyon Recreation Area

5700 N. Echo Canyon Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ, United States

"Sheer red sandstone cliffs and its telltale hump draw thousands of hikers to Camelback Mountain each year. Hiking to the top is not for beginning hikers -- the two summit trails are strenuous climbs over sometimes-tricky trails. Some easier trails allow close-up exploration around Camelback's base. Trailheads are open from sunrise to sunset."

Hiking:

Piestewa Peak - Hiking - Piestewa Peak, Phoenix, AZ 85016, Phoenix, Arizona, US

Piestewa Peak Wilderness Trails

E Squaw Peak Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85016

"Surrounding the base of 2,608-foot Piestewa Peak, the Phoenix Mountains Park and Recreation Area and Dreamy Draw Recreation Area are gateways into diverse desert that offers everything from fantastic views to secluded valleys. You don't have to fight crowds on the Piestewa Peak Summit Trail to enjoy the area -- the area boasts dozens of miles of trails to enjoy the glory of the Sonoran Desert in relative solitude. An assortment of picnic area nestled in the hills offer a picturesque spot for gathering. Phoenix Mountains Park is open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m."

Golfing:

Az Biltmore Golf Course - Golfing - 2400 E Missouri Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85016, US

Az Biltmore Golf Course

2400 E Missouri Street
Phoenix, AZ 85016, US
602-955-9656

"Located in the heart of Phoenix, yet secluded in a valley of craggy hillside and desert landscape, the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club is located just minutes north of downtown Phoenix. Its two championship courses – The Links and The Adobe – are living proof that the golf in Phoenix/Scottsdale area does not necessarily require that long and laborious drive to the outskirts of town. This is well known and beautiful course for those who would like to take a day to hit the greens."

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