Our Favorite Wedding Resource

As Production Manager at Arizona Weddings Magazine, I am here to tell you that your wedding planning prayers have been answered. Arizona Weddings Magazine + Website is more than just a pretty face. Our company is a local Arizona resource for our brides wanting the BEST vendors for their special day.

Arizona Weddings Magazine + Website has been the premier resource for couples selecting wedding professionals and services for nearly three decades by creating partnerships with statewide Arizona wedding vendors. Published annually and distributed with six covers per year, each issue includes beautifully captured photo layouts as well as the latest wedding fashions and features in Real Arizona weddings.

This year, I had the privilege of being a part of our 30th Anniversary Edition! I had a great time in producing, proofing + editing the magazine. As for you who do not know, the proofing process takes about a week, however, the producing process takes much, much longer.

Here is are our covers for the next year!

Our typical “year” starts on June 1st. This is the day that our newest magazine issue debuts in the stores for our brides to enjoy! However, we do treat our vendors to a Launch Party a couple of days before the release to celebrate + thank everyone for their hard work all year.

These vendors put a lot of sweat + tears in their work with us to make sure their talents + skills are showcased in the best way to appeal to you: the brides! I cannot stress enough how incredible + talented every single one of our vendors are. I have yet to meet someone that does not do anything they can to make sure their brides get exactly what they want + deserve on their wedding day.

So what are you waiting for? Be sure to pick up a copy + be inspired by our amazing professionals.

Check us out in your local Barnes&Noble, or Frys + at Arizona Weddings Magazine. Plus, we make a great engagement gift!

All photos belong to Arizona Weddings Magazine & Website. I do not own anything.

8 Ways to Explain Our Bond

It’s no question that we are inseparable best friends. But a lot of people just assume it’s because we shared a womb, we shared a room for 12 years, we played on the same teams for about 12 years, we went to the same school, we had pretty much the same friends… ok, people should be wondering why we aren’t physically joined at the hip.  But there’s a lot more reasons why Liz + I never get tired of each other, + spend as much time as possible with each other.

Here we will describe, in our own way, what we mean to each other. This may explain the creepy + utterly annoying bond we share to people who have to spend ten minutes with us.

Since splitting up in our sophomore year of college in 2014, it was new to us for people not to automatically know that we had a twin. So when they found out, they’d ask what it like being a twin. We would say:

  1. We look exactly the same, except she’s gorgeous + has long blonde beautiful hair, + she’s a couple inches taller than me. She has a better style, personality, + is absolutely more beautiful.
  2. We have the same laugh, and laugh at almost anything. We have these moments where we know what each other is thinking. For example, an inside joke would start to surface the conversation, and without any indication, we would start laughing. Our parents still do not understand why we do it. Our laughs are known to be contagious. Because we laugh the same, it makes people laugh as well. So when we think everybody laughs at our jokes, it’s actually them laughing at us.
  3. We are kind of funny because we quote EVERYTHING. We remember quotes from movies, shows + past experiences, and we apply them to our daily lives. We live out of the movies we know + love. Any funny scene that we once laughed at, we will continue to find ways to bring it into our conversations. Most people don’t get it, but we think we are hilarious.
  4. We protect each other. Liz is known as the one to speak up. If something’s not right or fair, she’d be the one to stand up for it. Even as toddlers, she was the one holding my hand through everything. It wasn’t until I was 19, that I had to start sticking up for myself. I tease Becca sometimes by saying “I am the oldest, you were just born first”. I think it was just an instinct I grew into at a young age to protect her. It wasn’t that she couldn’t take care of herself, it was more that I didn’t want her to. I wanted to take all the burden off of her and put it on myself. Anyone of our friends could tell you, I would step up for my sister in any given moment.
  5. We have high expectations. We don’t think we are perfect, actually far from it. But since we are so loyal, understanding, honest + caring for one another, it’s hard not to expect the same treatment from everyone else. We struggled with this flaw for years, and still do. However, we have developed more of an open mind, now that we are older, but we still expect to be treated the way we treat others. Growing up with siblings gave us the advantage of treating each other with respect because that is how our parents raised us. So we became loyal + caring people, but expecting others to be the same. Although we are not perfect and neither is anyone else, we developed a certain understanding for life.
  6. We never ever stop talking, ever. We can explore 13 topics in one sitting. Even if it’s something we’ve already exhausted, there’s always something new to add to the conversation between us. We can say + do anything in front of each other. There is no awkward moment when we are together. And actually, every time something awkward or embarrassing happens to one of us, we are the first to call each other to explain + to feel better about it. We seriously don’t stop talking. But that’s the best part about having your twin as your best friend. We are so honest with each other and created an understanding that is difficult to explain. We can range from a silly + goofy conversation, to a serious + vulnerable one in a matter of seconds.
  7. We are so happy for each other. Surprisingly, we were never envious of each other’s success. We were proud of what we accomplished. If it is a job promotion, or a stupid A on a paper, we always support each other. The day Liz graduated, I thought it was going to be hard for me since I didn’t. But holy crap, all I could think that whole weekend was how proud I was of her! I am always proud of Liz. I couldn’t be happier for Becca and everything she has accomplished.  I’m her biggest cheerleader in everything she sets her mind to + extremely jealous of her amazing job! I am so grateful to have a sister and best friend like her. I’m proud of the hardworking, caring + beautiful woman she has become.
  8. We still talk every single day. I knew going to school in a different state was going to be hard, but that was an understatement. Leaving her was by-far the hardest thing I ever had to do. It’s indescribable the emptiness I felt without her. Deep down I knew it was what we needed to do, but damn. We talk everyday for hours at a time and never get sick of it. 300+ miles never got in our way. Soon we can post specifically about how we make it, but for now, I’m just gonna say it’s not easy. I was furious when she decided to stay in California for college, but I understood why. We became our own person once she left. We weren’t just the Rudd Twins anymore, we turned into Becca + Liz.

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8 Ways to Explain Our Bond

Well, 850 words can’t explain our true bond, but hopefully it gives you an idea of why we act the way we act.

Who is your best friend, and how would you explain your bond? Comment below or email us!