As a former wedding coordinator myself, I love all things weddings. The flowers, the candles, the cake; you name it! The beautiful emotions and memories created during a wedding are timeless but some weddings trends have come and gone, already leaving us looking for the newest “must have!” Check out some crazy cool wow factors we’ve seen at recent weddings at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort — Arizona wedding trends that we hope will stick around for a while.

Beer Burro

Yes, you read that correctly. A company in Phoenix actually rents out burros adorned with a sombrero and serape, saddled with casks of your favorite brew, adding one of the most original unique touches to any festivity that I’ve ever seen. Not only is it a great cocktail hour ice-breaker for guests who may not know one another, but it’s a great photo opportunity for your guests. I highly suggest sharing a wedding hashtag with your guests so you can look back at all the fun moments they captured after the festivities.

Embracing the Environment

With its sunny skies and desert vegetation, Tucson is a stunning location for a Destination Wedding. We have lots of couples from around the country who choose to say “I Do” in our beautiful desert surroundings, but even if you call the Sonoran Desert home, your guests may be experiencing it for the first time. That’s why this new trend we’ve been seeing lately that incorporates modern and elegant touches of our unique environment so appealing. From watercolor cacti stationary to amethyst geode calligraphy place cards, embracing the desert into the theme and decor of your wedding makes for an even more beautiful event!

Photo provided by Elyse Hall Photography.


Sparkler send-offs have been popular for so long, and rightly so — they’re fun and they make for stunning photographs. But how do you take that idea and make it your own and even more memorable? Fireworks! You and your guests are sure to reflect back on a magical evening ending with a spectacular sky show for years to come. Guests of all ages can enjoy a choreographed display of fireworks. Oh, and the photos? INCREDIBLE!

Happy wedding planning!

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