Wedding Tips: On Your Big Day, Who Does What? -Part 2

July 29, 2017 | Bridesmaids

Last week we blogged about the general duties to be expected of for your Maid of Honor, Bridesmaids, Best Man, and Groomsmen.  Now we are going to talk about the rest of your Bridal Party. Flower Girl(s) Let’s be honest about the role of the Flower Girl(s), it’s a simple task.  The main role of the flower girl is to … Continued

Lindsay + Chris: Engagement Photo Session With An Arizona Vibe

July 20, 2017 | Engagement

Lindsay and Chris are getting hitched in our beautiful Garden Pavilion in February of 2018.  Knowing that they will be surrounded by a lush garden oasis green and flowers on their wedding day, they opted to have their Engagement photos to be done in a landscape true to Arizona, the desert.  Surrounded by cactuses, sage bushes, blue skies and the … Continued

Engagement Session: Shelley & Sam

June 27, 2017 | Arizona Wedding Venues

These beautiful (and rather photogenic)  Nearly-Weds opted to go for not only one Engagement Photo Session but two separate ones.  But hey why not?  Especially considering both sessions are equally stunning.  The first photo session shot at Nichols Park in Gilbert Arizona by the talented Lacey Phillips of Lacey Bee Photography captured a fun loving couple with the backdrop of … Continued

Wedding Tips: 10 Things You Wish You’d Known Before Your Wedding Day | Part 2

June 16, 2017 | Arizona Wedding Venues

    6. Keep your budget flexible! Going into planning with a set budget ingrained in your mind will drive you insane! Price is important, but so is the value of what that price tag holds. There are ways to stay close or even under budget, but in todays world where Pinterest and Instagram shove more ideas in our face than … Continued

Wedding Tips: 10 Things You Wish You’d Known Before Your Wedding Day

May 18, 2017 | Arizona Wedding Venues

Don’t obsess over Pinterest. Easier said than done, right? But to save yourself from mental exhaustion (and possible carpal tunnel), keep your ideas to a minimum. Reason being, trends change day by day and the things you liked a week after he proposed, may not be your style in a year. All those ideas you saw won’t make your decision … Continued

Common Misconceptions: Choosing Your Date?

February 15, 2017 | Arizona Wedding Venues

Common Misconceptions: Choosing Your Date? Hello all you beautiful brides-to-be! There seems to be confusion I’ve noticed when brides come in to tour at Stonebridge Manor, so I’d love to address it in my blog. Unless your date is the #1 most important thing to you, you don’t choose your venue based on the date. Usually, you will go in … Continued

The VALUE Of Your Venue: A Wedding Planner Plans Her Wedding

January 26, 2017 | Arizona Wedding Venues

The VALUE of Your Venue If you read my previous blog post, you’re well aware of some of the things to consider when assessing the value of your venue. It’s easy to get a little shocked at the price of a wedding in general – I had no idea how much the average wedding in America costs until I started working … Continued

A Wedding Journey: A Wedding Planner Plans Her Wedding (Week 1)

November 11, 2016 | Engagement

He Popped The Question! This week is incredibly exciting because I just got engaged to the love of my life. If you’re reading this blog, I imagine you’re in a similar situation. Let me personally say to you, congratulations! I know I’ve been waiting for this moment for a very long time, and I imagine you have too. My fiancée … Continued

The Crew of Stonebridge Manor – Event Directors

September 23, 2016 | Arizona Wedding Venues

MEET THE EVENT DIRECTORS  ___________________________________________________ Here at Stonebridge Manor, we’re in the business of making your dream day a reality! As Event Directors, our goal is to make the day enjoyable, memorable, & stress free! The Event Director’s primary responsibility is the quality control of all the vendors & services that SBM has contracted on your behalf, as well as the services SBM provides. Your ED closely … Continued

Long Distance Wedding Planning: A SBM Guide for our Out of Town Brides

August 31, 2016 | Arizona Wedding Venues

One of our FAB-U-LOUS Stonebridge Manor Event Directors, Alysia, took the time to provide some words of advice to fellow out-of-town brides. Read what the newly-minted Mrs. Zurlo has to say about the wedding planning process done from a distance! You might think being an out of town bride is stressful… but it doesn’t have to be! I am in a … Continued