Advantages of a Desert Wedding

Someone said “What is it about the desert? The light? The sense of time slowing down? Gorgeous, natural surroundings? Really amazing sunsets? I think it might be ALL of the above.” I would tend to agree. I believe another advantage is privacy, especially if you use a venue or location that is out in the … Read more

Themed Weddings

We are seeing more themed weddings which can be a lot of fun. Recently at Saguaro Buttes we had a “James Bond” and “Star Wars” Theme for the wedding ceremony. The Groom and Groomsman wore sunglasses, with hats and dark shirts, and music for the processional included songs from the respective movies. The Ring Bearer … Read more

Jumping the Broom

This is a ceremony dating back to the 1600s and has its roots in African tradition, and also some Celtic cultures. Broom jumping is a short part of the ceremony usually within the wedding ceremony toward the end. The jumping of the broom is symbolic of binding a couple in marriage and also can be … Read more

Managing Wedding Day Expectations

There is no such things as the perfect wedding. People are human and things happen. It is better to approach your wedding day, with the expectations that not everything will go as planned. I know that you are not suppose to say that, but there are so many things that are variables. People gets lost … Read more

Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony

Recently at Saguaro Buttes the bride and groom honored their parents with a Chinese Wedding Tea ceremony. Tea is used in Chinese wedding ceremonies mainly because Tea is China’s national drink and it symbolizes respect. The people being served will have to sit on chairs while the newly weds kneel as they serve tea. More … Read more

Ring Bearer Eating the Ring

This ring bearer found the candy ring on the pillow too much of a temptation to hold off taking a lick or two. Sometimes it is those candid photos that are the most precious. Now-a-days the ring bearer many times carries a fake ring, and the best man has the actual rings. This makes for … Read more

Ball and Chain

This Bride and Groom (Brady and Carla) decided instead of a unity candle or unity Sand to add a little humor by tying their feet together with a ball and chain at the end of their wedding ceremony. It was a surprise to their guest as they pulled it out of a box and attached … Read more