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Aqua Nights: The Honeymoon Plan January 21, 2009

Planning your honeymoon is one of the most exciting and fun parts of getting married.  Just the notion that after months of stressful planning you can relax somewhere exotic, far away, or simple and tranquil.  Much like the wedding planning process the honeymoon planning can get a little overwhelming too.  To the stressed bride there is the ultimate wedding planner and for the stressed couple their is the ULTIMATE ALL-INCLUSIVE TRAVEL ( ) providers that take the guess work out of the game.  They’ve been to the resorts they promote, they know the best prices, and what we’ve enjoyed most is that they can tell us if the resort truly looks like it does in the website pictures in person. 

Our preferred guest travel agents will be available during the Aqua Nights After-Party should you be curious about the best honeymoon deals available.  One of our favorites to check out is the AZUL SANTORI RESORT Where ever you decide to celebrate your new life as husband and wife may Aqua Nights ignite something new in your choices.

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Aqua Nights January 19, 2009

“Aqua Nights” is the theme for this season’s DoCha Vida Bridal Walk AFTER-PARTY and raffle prize give-aways.  The Aqua Nights portion of the evening is a visit through an “aqua dreamscape” and a monochromatic tour of Inspirador.  The theme is not only based on the color aqua and shades of “something blue” but the entire evening is designed around inspirations for HONEYMOONS and DESTINATIONS.   Notions of far away and distant lands will be subtly intertwined throughout your visit.   For the next 4 days of blog entries we will reveal exciting and fun reasons to make sure you don’t miss the DoCha Vida Bridal Walk & Aqua Nights After-Party @ Inspirador.



LATITUDE 8 January 18, 2009

GUILTY! We can’t stop eating at LATITUDE 8!  It’s just a few steps from Inspirador which makes it difficult for us to break off our mad secret crush on everything LATITUDE 8  Voted “Best Of”–so many things in the valley’s top magazine’s and newspapers and we know why.  Scrumptious, FRESH, modern Thai cuisine that takes your taste buds for a RIDE!  Our hearts go out to Glenn & Lillett from LIGHTRAIN IMAGES and the lovely ladies at UPTOWN BRIDAL who reside on either side of LATITUDE 8.  They must be able to smell the amazing aromas all the time…savory scents just calling their names as they try to focus on photography and wedding gowns.  We just don’t know how they do it.


When we first moved into DoCha we would share our culinary love with wonderful restaurants like: SanTan Brewery, El Zocalo, Kokopelli, and La Stalla (just to name a few).  But now for some reason we can’t seem to make that simple detour away from Latitude 8.  We blame it on being too lazy to walk much further but it truly is becoming an unfortunate “cheating” on our other loves.  If you’re planning on attending the Docha Vida Bridal Walk on Thursday evening you’ll definitely want to check out this little gem in the heart of Downtown Chandler.

Cheers Latitude 8!


DoCha Vida Bridal Walk 1.22.09 January 9, 2009

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 (Article written in DCCP Newsletter)

If your holiday presents happened to include a dazzling engagement ring, here’s one event you don’t want to miss. On Thursday, Jan. 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. the DoCha Vida Wedding Walk will take place along the streets of Historic Downtown Chandler. The event is free of charge.

The colonnades of  downtown will be abuzz with engaged couples (and the ones picking up the tab) and party planners visiting downtown, which is earning a reputation as a  one-stop wedding planning destination.

Registration and festivities will begin at Uptown Bridal & Boutique, at the southwest corner of Boston St. and Arizona Ave. 

Couples can visit each of the unique boutiques, restaurants, galleries, and specialty stores throughout the downtown square to see how DoCha products and services can fit into their planning itinerary. 
Participants  will collect raffle tickets along the way to win one of the many valuable prizes (over $2000) donated by downtown businesses including a wedding gown, photo session, spa day, and wedding cake.  

The evening will culminate with a lively After-Party at one of downtown’s premier event locales, Inspirador .

For more information, call 480-855-3539 or visit the web site


REAL WEDDING::Amanda & Steve January 8, 2009

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Inspirador Wedding In Historic Downtown Chandler – Photography by LightRain Images

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Chandler Arizona Wedding Photography

Amanda and Steve walked down the Aisle of Poetry at Inspirador to perform their nuptials. Amanda chose Inspirador, a hip and happening wedding site in Historic Downtown Chandler to host her once in a lifetime event.  Amanda was enchanted with Inspirador the moment she walked through the beautiful iron gates and viewed the art gallery through its unique waterfall. The gorgeous banquet hall an adjacent interior courtyard with it’s majestic fire place and open air setting made her realize that this was the place to have her wedding.  The absolute clincher was when she saw the Isle of Poetry, a unique isle filled with romantic poems stylishly written on the floor; that she would walk down to greet the man of her dreams. 


Knowing how important it was to capture the fleeting moments of her wedding, Amanda chose LightRain Images to provide the professional wedding photography for her special day.  LightRain Images operates a digital photography  studio in Historic Downtown Chandler and photographs weddings, focusing on capturing all the candid moments with photojournalistic style.


The evening couldn’t have been more perfect with ideal, fall in Arizona, air temperatures and after the compelling ceremony, the happy crowd celebrated with cocktails in the open courtyard in front of the massive fireplace that towered 30 feet up  to the open skies.  The beautiful couple, families and the wedding party had their formal portrait photography taken and then made their grand entrance into grand ballroom.  After dinner the couple and crowd danced to a live band that kept the crowd jumping.   The professional photographers from LightRain Images captured all the action and celebration.  The LightRain Images Chandler wedding photography team captured 1,700 high-resolution digital images for the happy couple to choose from when they have LightRain Images design their flush mount coffee table   storybook wedding album.


Steve and Amanda can now browse their wedding images on-line at their leisure at the web site and pick and review their favorites.  When ready at the click of the mouse they can send their images to the graphic design team at LightRain Images to begin their coffee table book album design.  The design will include black and white, color, sepia and mixed color and black and white.


Thanks Steve and Amanda, for letting us share your special day with you. It was an honor.  


Special Open House (this Wedensday!) & Signature Cocktails January 7, 2009

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Signature Cocktails is the theme of Open House Evening with our Inspirador Guest Services Director, Amy Marvin.  Visit with Amy This WEDNESDAY (regularly scheduled open house tours are still available every Thursday evening from 5-7) evening and she’ll personally tour you through Inspirador, share exciting new happenings for 2009, introduce you to Chef Nik, and our in-house wine expert Tonya.  Chat about fun, creative ways to showcase your wedding bar to your guests.  Sample a signature cocktail called: The Charlotte …and get inspired for your big day!


 For More Details and Information: (888) 638-2671
*This Open House is being hosted during the 1st Wednesday Historic Downtown Chandler Artwalk.  Enjoy Downtown!


A Personal Paris January 6, 2009

TRYST ART GALLERY @ Inspirador will be featuring the original works and new paintings by: Larry Willis.  Willis’ work draws from the rich artistry and romanticism of Paris that he enjoyed during his recent trips there.  Willis says, “In my work I use elements of abstraction and various degrees of realism to achieve a desired affect that varies from piece to piece, drawing on the traditions in art in subject and technique, also bringing in elements of pop culture focusing on the transient nature and relativity of fame. Some works are more lyrical and others more narrative.”


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From 5m-9pm, join us for an evening of art.  Also, enjoy the artistic creations of  Shain LaBarge, the ink drawings of Heather Wall and the jewelry of Maria LaBraga, displayed on our front walkway during the monthly Historic Downtown Chandler Artwalk.  This will be a fabulous night of beautiful art–and the perfect way to ring in the New Year!