Stephanie Bowden "shutter bug" photographer/assistant editor
Stephanie received her first 35 mm camera at the young age of 14 and has been the family photographer since then.  Part of the creative team, Stephanie is a master at capturing those special moments, specializing in weddings and family portraits.  Her friendly and open personality lends beautifully to genuine smiles and priceless interactions between the people she photographs.  Capturing those precious moments on film is something she truly enjoys.

Regina Mata "The Cake Lady"
Always Sweet Delights is a triple threat with taste, design and creativity.  You will fall in love with her beautiful cakes from the first look to the very last bite.  She prides herself on creating her signature candy baby booties and chocolate truffles.  As with her cakes and treats, Regina is delightfully “Always Sweet!”

Heather Graham "Sassy Shooter" photographer/editor
Heather has the artistic ability to capture those candid moments that often get over-looked in the hustle and bustle of a celebration. Those moments that capture your true heart and soul.   Her natural talents come alive when she has her camera in her hand, just watching her is appreciating art in motion.

Nequal Ivy "the fixer" event planner
Founder and manager of Always Party Planning, Nequal's clients see her as the quiet calm that is a natural at adapting to any unforeseen circumstances.  Listening to her client’s specific needs is the secret to making each event such a great success. Her sheer determination and engaging nature make her a must have for any successful event.  Her sparkling personality shines through in all she touches and any interaction with her is as comfortable as chatting with an old friend.

Always Party Planning Family

I remember my wedding...

 like it was yesterday.  I was surrounded by my closest friends and family but was so torn between relaxing and enjoying myself on my special day and worrying if all the final details would be done exactly as I had envisioned.  You never forget your wedding day and I had envisioned this since I was a young girl.  From that day forward it has been a passion of mine to help make a bride's day the most relaxed, beautiful, memorable day with no worries.








In 2013, APP has had the pleasure of doing coordination, photography and cakes/treats for quinceanera's, weddings,baby showers and birthday parties.

APP will follow you for destination weddings and has orchestrated events in Northern Arizona at a local winery.

APP will partner with you every step of the way whether it be decision making, a one-time consultation or full planning and execution of an event.

APP is not limited to just weddings.  We have experience in planning birthdays, bridal showers, baby showers as well as special themed parties/events.  From a simple backyard BBQ to a cherished event, we are here for all your needs,large and small.

We draw on the finest local vendors from florists, party rentals, caterers and venues.​

Always Party Planning is convenient and cost conscious for the everyday bride-to-be offering day of event coordination, photography, sweets and favors at a reasonable price.  We are a staff of four women, working together to ensure your day is one you will never forget..... a day that you are a guest at your own event.

 Prior to partnering and launching APP as a company, the four of us had been very close friends for years, helping each other with birthday parties, weddings, baby showers and much more.  If there was an event to celebrate, we utilized our collective abilities to not only plan but execute the perfect event on a budget.  This is where we discovered how much we enjoyed planning events and how well we worked together.


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