This wedding is a serious celebration. A celebration of two adorable sweethearts saying “I do” amongst a stunning Scottsdale setting, of beyond pretty details and amazing photography from Lexia Frank Photography. And it’s a celebration of women, with an entirely female lineup of amazing vendors bringing every last picture perfect detail to life. In other words, it’s the best way you’ll ever spend your Tuesday and you can start the swooning off right here in the full gallery.
From Lexia Frank Photography… Ben and Kaleigh chose the absolutely beautiful resort of the Camelback Inn in Scottsdale Arizona as the backdrop to their wedding. As a child, Kaleigh had visited Arizona often, fell in love with the desert beauty, and had always imagined getting married there. When it came time to tie the knot, she and her mother, Rosie, planned a beautiful day with much symbolism involved. As a single parent for the entirety of Kaleigh’s years at home, Rosie relied on the support of other women, and wanted to reciprocate that support during her daughter’s wedding by using all-female entrepreneurs for the wedding vendors and artists involved in the wedding. Everything from floral, to decor, to printed material…. even the bridesmaids gifts were made my local female artisans.
On the day of the wedding Kaleigh and Ben were blessed with beautiful overcast skies, until just moments after the ceremony began. A thunderstorm with gusting winds forced the party inside to finish out the Jewish ceremony rituals. friends and family gathered close, surrounding the couple on all sides with love and support- both symbolic and literal. Not being able to move the Chuppah indoors, groomsmen took turns holding The Tallit- the traditional Jewish Prayer shawl – over the couple as one of the most beautiful and symbolic gestures I’ve ever seen at a ceremony of any kind.
As a nod to Kaleigh’s profession as a veterinarian, we opted to get some photo opportunities with horses at a nearby fort, and utilize the beautiful surroundings of Camelback Inn as the backdrop to their love story. The party ended with lots of dining and dancing to a live band- The Walkins, for a night no one will soon forget.
Photography: Lexia Frank Photography | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Camelback Inn | Floral Design: Andie Cullinan, The Groovy Gardener | Band: The Walkins | String Quartet: Phoenix String Quartet | Printed Material: Jenn Sprinkle Creative | Handmade Roses: Amanda Bowers | Place Card Holders: Meg Crowder, Custom Events Design