Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thee Bridal Biggest Loser Club for 2011

We are so proud and excited to announce our 3rd Annual

Thee Bridal Biggest Loser Club for 2011!

We cordially invite you to join us for a very special “lose the weight” event!

Official weigh-in will be held on February 5th at 9 am

Thee Wedding and Event Warehouse

500 N. Bullard Ste. C-29

Goodyear, Arizona

In conjunction with Lifetime Fitness we will be leading you through a 9 week weight loss adventure! We all understand when the biggest day of your life is just around the corner… you need to look your best!

So join us and let’s get busy!

Starting February 5th we will weigh-in at Lifetime Fitness. After the official 1st weigh-in Matt Seitz will lead you through a complimentary training session! This will get you in tune with some great exercises you can do at home. Then you can Add a Fitness membership for $99/month to your regular membership. Fitness membership is 4 group training sessions and one personal training session per month. There are also many other wonderful classes offered at Lifetime Fitness to help you succeed and attain your goal.

As part of this promotion you will get a $50 visa card when you sign up for a new membership at Lifetime Fitness, Complimentary “mylt” bucks AND… Mr. Matt Seitz, our very own personal trainer to help you along the way.

Winner will receive a professional make-over and Boudoir photo session compliments of LifeSpa and Olivia Womack Photography! Thee Wedding & Event Warehouse will be gifting the Bride with her Bouquet on her wedding day.

We look forward to taking this journey with you and can’t wait to be a part of such a special day in your life.

Please call or email for more information


*RSVP required

Lifetime Fitness membership not required but recommended

Winner will be based on % of weight loss

To Register with LifeTime Fitness, please see Brandi Yarco 623.547.3112 cell 602.448.2728

Monday, January 24, 2011

Safe Natural Nail Polish

I just wanted to share some information I just got from one of by brides on safe natural nail polish. This is what she sent me... you have to check it out. It sounds awesome!

Scotch Naturals and Hopscotch Kids WaterColors Nail Polish are the premier alternative to conventional nail polishes. Our technology is superior to all other water-based nail polish. We were recently ranked #1 by Environmental Working Group as the safest nail polish on the market and we are loyal members of The Green Spa Network.

Scotch Naturals is our sophisticated, high-end adult line of nail polish that will undoubtedly be appreciated by your brides, pregnant bridesmaids and anyone wanting a safe alternative to conventional polish.

Hopscotch Kids WaterColors is our playful children's line of nail polish that has brightened smiles of children, as well as mom's who feel more relaxed knowing their child has a safe product on their nails. Hopscotch is also a perfect gift for the bride's special flower girl.

Both of our lines are:
Safe + Water Based + Non-toxic + Hypoallergenic + Eco-friendly + 100% biodegradable

What makes Scotch Naturals and Hopscotch Kids WaterColors superior to other water-based nail polish:

• We use NO mercury, lead, fd&c or coal tar (lake) products in our
• High gloss sheen
• Easier removal when you want to change colors
• Longer shelf life
• Looks and lasts like conventional nail polish

We also have obtained great interest from American Spa and Salon (launched this past November), People: Style Watch on Oct 15 2010 Family Circle,Fitness Magazine, Daily Candy on September 20th, People: Celebrity Baby this past September, Kiwi Magazine, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, Parents Magazine, RedBook, Seventeen Magazine, Real Simple, Town and Country, Zinc and Southern Living, to name a few.

You can also learn more about our company at and

Thursday, December 2, 2010

BIG SALE 60% OFF | Wedding Accessories

We are so proud and excited to announce Thee Wedding and EVENT Warehouse has expanded! We are now able to do even more WONDERFUL than before!

Please come in and see all the wonderful things happening. EVERY item in the store is 60% off from toasting Glasses to Tiaras ... for the month of December... We are incredibly excited to get some new lines of great wedding accessories for the new year!

We have changed our store hours to Wednesday-Friday 10-5 pm Saturday 9-3 pm. We will be available for appointment on any other day... just call (623) 536-0995 or email at your convenience.

Don't miss this year end clearance and please come in and join us for your complimentary consultation and you will see what planning your wedding or event should be.

Don't forget to check our new site (up in a few weeks) for all the exciting things we have planned for you next year!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Wedding Favors...what to do? Candy, Picture Frames, Fortune Cookies, Personalized Gifts?

There are hundreds of ideas for Wedding Favors these days...some traditional, some more unique. We thought it would be fun to explore a little bit on the topic and see what is condered the "top ten" list as far as favors go. See what you think about this you think something else should be on the top 10 list? What is the most "unique" favor/item you have recieved at a wedding you attended? Don't forget we sell favors here at Thee Wedding Warehouse as well as on our website, let us know if we can help you!

Top Ten Wedding Favor Ideas

The practice of handing out favors as a token of appreciation to wedding guests dates back to the Middle Ages.

Since then, wedding favors have evolved from fancily packaged sweets to the elegantly presented sugar-coated Jordan almonds.

Today the wedding favor is a firmly entrenched wedding tradition, with endless choices ranging from sterling silver trinkets to more inexpensive ways to simply say "thanks for coming."

Here are some of the most popular:

• Do it yourself - Good old fashioned ingenuity comes into play when planning a do-it-yourself favor, and can get everyone involved. What's more, you're sure to save lots of money on homemade gifts. Scented candles or tea lights, fancily wrapped candy tins or home baked cookies, homemade sachets or potpourri fit the bill nicely, and can be easily personalized with labels created on a home computer.

• Personalized wedding favors - Champagne bottles, sterling silver coasters, matchbooks, pens and even golf balls are all part of the wedding favor industry's bonanza for supplying the bride and groom with their names and wedding date professionally printed on items handed out to guests. Pricey, sure, but the 'wow' factor is definitely still there.

• Edible wedding favors - Personallized fortune cookies, chocolate, candy, almonds, mints, honey jars ("Meant to bee!"), gourmet teas and coffees, candy hearts.

• Bubbles - A favorite pasttime from childhood makes a whimsical gift that's a hit with both kids and adults.

• Au natural - Think sea shells, engraved natural stone, wild flower seeds, jute tote bags, natural soaps & gels.

• Seasonal wedding favors - Incorporate these into a winter or fall wedding theme with gifts of spice-scented candles, baked goods, jams and jellies, snow globes or personalized Christmas ornaments.

• Frames - The versatile picture frame may hold a photo, the wedding invitation, or serve as a keepsake place card holder that guests can bring home.

• Candles - Practical, elegant, and today packaged in all sizes, shapes and scents.

• Plants & flowers - A Love in Bloom theme can be displayed in personalized packets of flower seeds, elegantly presented flowering bulbs or potted plants

• Cameras - Keeping shutterbugs busy at the reception is even more popular as prices come down on throwaways, while supplying the bride and groom with memorable moments only their guests could have shared.

• Silver - Bells, cookie cutters, (inscribed "we were cut out for each other") coasters, spoons, wine stoppers, ice cream scoops.

(top 10 list courtesy of

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Another Fairy Tale, coordinated and designed by Thee Wedding Warehouse...

Stephanie & Ian, who are from Canada, planned their wedding in Arizona for our beautiful resort-like atmosphere and fantastic weather...and it worked out beautifully as you can see in these amazing images taken by one of our own preferred Vendors, Kiss The Camera. Thee Wedding Fairy, Kathy Bagett, was on site coordinating and making sure everything flowed without a hitch. We wish this couple all the happiness in the world.

To View More Images, please see Kiss The Camera's Website/blog:

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Another Installment of Meet Thee Vendors We Love!

Meet Carl Anderson, of Princess Bride Cinematic Videography!

One of the most important and lasting memories from your wedding is captured via Video, and Carl certainly has the flair and the knack for making it AMAZING! Be sure you take a look at their website for more info and some "clips" of what they do, how they do it, and what makes it special. You won't be disappointed! Now, take a look below at some great facts (and advice) about Carl & his company:

1. How long have you been doing Video at Events & Weddings?
25 years and counting! I turned 40 this year and started filming weddings professionally at age 15. I was the consummate "video geek" in High School and was asked by a graduating Senior to film her wedding for $25. I loved it, started the biz, and never looked back. Of course, my rates haven't changed in 25 years, making us a great investment...

2. Why did you decide to start this biz?
I have always had a passion for film-making, cinematography, and story-telling. Ever since I was a kid I wanted to make movies, and become the next Steven Spielberg. So, I attended a special cinematography summer-school at U.S.C., arguedly the best film school in the country, and got specially-trained for storytelling with a video cam some 20 years ago. I decided instead of 18 hour-a-day workdays on film sets that I loved the feel and the raw emotion of a wedding "flim-set" better, so I went full-time with my Princess Bride Sarah and a great staff of Cinematographers some 15 years ago. We are the longest-running wedding video company in AZ!

3. What is your favorite part of doing what you do?
My favorite part is capturing the emotion of a wedding day; the first meeting together of the bride and groom, hearing what they feel for each other just before the Ceremony, the beauty of the Vows and Rings, the amazing stories of the Toasts, and the emotion of the first dance. Every wedding day is unique and when I sit down to edit, I love creating a fresh Masterpiece on the canvas of original footage.

4. What is the funniest thing that has happened to you while doing your job?
Funniest moment: last year during the dinner, the glasses were being "clinked" and instead of the B and G kissing, the parents of the Bride were asked to kiss in front of 300 guests instead. I was rolling video in perfect position, and the Father of the Bride went to dip-kiss his wife and DROPPED her, with a thud, on the floor! They both landed spread-eagle on the ground and the whole room GASPED, then of course applauded when the embarrassed parents got up and kissed again!

5. How long have you been married & how did you meet?
Married 14 years this March. We met in Church. I was on my way in to visit Sarah's church, and I was praying a prayer to God on my way in the door. I said, "LORD, this is the kind of place I could meet myself a woman. Come on!" Well, the LORD answered that prayer about 8 seconds later, as when I walked in the front door, Sarah was the greeter and shook my hand! We ended up going out for a bite to eat after the service, and the rest is history...
We met (and married) 7 months to-the-day from the day we met!

6. Do you have any Fantastic Tips for people who are considering Videography at their event?
Fantastic Tips: hire a professional! don't let "Uncle Ned" video your wedding. Also, hire a pro who films and out-puts in HD on a stunning blu-ray disc! Good cinematographers understand so many technical and creative elements in wedding shooting, with experience as the best teacher, than any "uncle" or "friend" can offer. We understand good sound (wireless mic always placed on the groom for awesome vows and rings' sound) appropriate lighting technique, shot composition, candid style, being everywhere and nowhere at the same time, and now delivering a finished Movie in stunning High Def quality on a Blu-ray disc to enjoy for a lifetime.

7. What are your own personal hobbies/pastimes?
I love fishing, reading, movies (I watch movies from a cinematographer's perspective and they are all "training" for learning new techniques!), and hangin' out playing games with my wife and 3 young children. One thing that most people in the wedding industry don't know about me, is that I am also an ordained minister! I don't "marry people" but I do travel the world in missions and share the gospel to various folk. Last year alone I travelled to London, Belfast, Sydney and Melbourne on various trips, in-between filming about 62 weddings in both Minnesota (the summer) and Arizona (the winter)!!!

8. If you could do your job anywhere in the world, where would you be?
We love doing our job and fulfilling our dream of living in Minnesota for the gorgeous summers, and Arizona for the warm winters! We live a dual life by having homes in both States and shifting between them as the weddings are booked. The northwoods and lakes for most of the year and the desert for the other part. I am a 40 year-old Snowbird!

We hope you enjoyed learning about Carl and Princess Bride Cinematic Videography! Please stop by Thee Wedding Warehouse to meet and/or learn more about any of our fantastic wedding vendors. And visit our website at for more info as well.

Monday, October 18, 2010

What is the symbolization of a Sand Ceremony?

Here at Thee Wedding Warehouse we have some traditional and some unique items as well! Our Sand Ceremony Vase Sets and coordinating Sand in such great colors as Aubergine, Cobalt, Latte, Lime Green & more, are something we stock and sell more than just about anything else in the store! For those of you who aren't quite sure what a Sand Ceremony represents, take a look at the info below, and come visit us to pick up your set today! We also carry the Forever Frame and can engrave just about anything for you!

Unity ceremonies have been a special part of wedding vows since time immemorial. Couples from cultures around the world have used the unity ceremony as a powerful way to symbolize their love and commitment to one another in marriage.

But, until recently it’s always been the Unity Candle Ceremony that has received the majority of the spotlight. That all changed, however, when Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter – of the highly-acclaimed “The Bachelorette” TV series – decided to incorporate the Unity Sand Ceremony into their amazing multimillion dollar wedding celebration.

Their nationally-televised wedding allowed couples all across the country to see just how beautiful and meaningful the sand ceremony was and inspired countless newlyweds to understand the importance of featuring it prominently in their vows.

Taking a Cue from Candlelight

The Unity Candle Ceremony has long been a tradition seen in marriages of all types, elaborate and simple. Typically, in this version of the unity ceremony, there is a single candle (the unity candle) that both bride and groom light from a flame of their own single candles. Parents or other members of the wedding party often join in the candle lighting ceremony using candles of their own, too.

The shortcoming of the unity candle is that it leaves no permanent memento or reminder of the union. Once the candle has been blown out, the significance of the ceremony is left only as a fleeting memory.

This is where the Unity Sand Ceremony has so much more to offer.

The Unity Sand Ceremony, a celebration that is usually two to three minutes in length, is a meaningful symbolic joining of two lives. In this timeless ritual of marriage, the couple ceremoniously pours various colors of sand from separate containers into one special container, the unity vase, symbolizing their coming together as one.

It provides a way for couples during their wedding ceremony to brilliantly show the joining of the flow of their two lives into a single stream with their individually colored sands joining as one in the Unity Vase.

Plus, because it can be displayed privately or for all to see for years to come, the symbol of the couple’s love is always present, always a reminder, and always a touchstone of truth. As such, the Unity Sand Ceremony and the unity vase can be treasured forever.

The Meaning of the Unity Sand Ceremony

The flowing sand and blending of the colors in the Unity Sand Ceremony symbolize the bringing together of two lives into one. The two sands symbolize everything that the bride and groom have been or will become in the future.

The blending of the sand represents the union not only of them but their friends and families as well. The separate sands once poured into the unity vase can never be put back into their separate vases. They are forever entwined just as the lives and loves of the bride and groom.

Some couples prefer to leave a small amount of sand in their respective container to show that even though they now function as one, they remain individuals.

The History of the Unity Sand Ceremony and You

Our current day Unity Sand Ceremony is thought to have its origins in Native American culture, either with Hawaiian ancestors or indigenous groups from the mainland.

Regardless of whether the tradition comes from the dreamy islands of the Pacific or the rich soils of North America, the reality is still the same: The Unity Sand Ceremony is mystical and romantic as well as timeless and essential.