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Two Images from the Same Wedding


I have a friend that shoots weddings in Mississippi at those beautiful antebellum Mansions of Natchez. He sent me 2 images from this weekends' wedding. I not only liked the images but the contrast of the two reminded me why he is such an artist. More work of his is found at Michael

Circle Bar Ranch Closing


No Weddings will be taken after June 1, 2008 as they are selling the ranch. Too bad, they will be missed.

Amy Vandervort to have Wedding on WE TV


I don't have much more info than this but will post it what I know more! Good going Amy!

The March / April 2008 Issue is on the Street!

Ahhhhhhhh spring, why must I work? Oh yes, cats must eat. But spring is the beginning of so much—including new advertisers and this issue contains an abundance of them. We are excited to welcome Sergio, a very talented photographer from Tucson (but don’t worry, he covers the state like the sun). You must see his work on his web site to observe his remarkable art.

Simply Elegant Decor and Floral Design is a business that has just expanded to a bigger workroom on Seventh Street in Phoenix. I call it a workroom because it is a place to choose your linen, actually put it on the table and match your chairs and covers, china, silver, goblets, flowers, centerpieces, room d├ęcor, specialty draping and anything else you can dream of, in one place! You leave knowing how your wedding will look.

We welcome the Scottsdale Center for the Arts. Do you dream of a sophisticated wedding in an art museum? Check them out, you’ll be surprised at how lovely and affordable your options can be.

Brian Douglas Photography is new to the publication but not new to wedding photography. For years he has been that professional who knows where to be and when. I have had an opportunity to witness what a professional does, it is amazing.

Salon Novella and Spa will do everyone’s hair and makeup then send their travel team to keep you refreshed and beautiful for the rest of the day.

Patsy Grimaldi’s is the place for good fun and great eats. Find them on our Rehearsal Dinner Page.

Photography by Verdi has joined us. Rich and Mindi have been award winning photographers in Manhattan and the Hamptons but like most of us have found what a wonderful place Phoenix is. So together with their basset hound, Floyd, they have bought a home here. They will still be going back to New York in the summers when the wedding season is quieter here. Meet with them quickly or their calendar will book up just like all the other good ones.

Last but not least, meet Curtis Whipple, a DJ extraordinaire. A west coast disc jockey with Arizona sensibilities. He’s ingenious!

We are excited to welcome them all and are proud to represent them. This is what makes publishing so much fun. I truly enjoy meeting all these great people and helping them grow their businesses. Don't think that just because they are paying me for advertising so I sing their praises. Quite the opposite! We are proud to say not everyone is welcome to advertise here and we have turned down money if their standards and business practices are not to our high standards.

Andrea's Winning Cake


Given 30 minutes to sketch her design after being told the theme of her "Mystery Cake Challenge", Andrea designed this adorable Baby Shower Cake (for J-Lo's twins maybe.) It stands over 3 feet high I think. She and her assistant, Jay were then given 8 hours to create this masterpiece. I will be interviewing Andrea more for the next issue of The Wedding Chronicle. I just wanted y'all to see the cake. I managed to set my alarm for a 2:00 am showing as I am a partial Luddite that doesn't TIVO and couldn't be home at a reasonable hour to watch it. Nice Work Andrea!

Andrea Wins Silver Medal in Food Network Challange


My friend Andrea (Blaut) Carusetta, Owner, Sedona Cake Couture of Sedona was invited to participate in a Cake Challenge on the Food Network!!! She won a Silver Medal as 1st runner up !! (Although they don't show this) For those of you who would like to view the show here's a link with the show dates and times. She was proud to put Sedona in the spotlight of the Food Network!!!!!!!

I am so proud for her!

Here's the LINK

Hope you get to catch an episode! Some other work of Andrea is the cake she made last summer for The Wedding Chronicle's 10th Anniversary party last summer. The Chocolate cake with expresso buttercream!!!

She also won the 2007 NACE Arizona Cake Competition and the Silver Medal at the ACF's 2007 Culinary Competition in Arizona. Plus she's a wonderful woman to meet.
Here are some more of her delectable designs.

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