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This Vera Wang Gown Will Take Your Breath Away

There are wedding gowns, and then there is this stunning work of art from Vera Wang – a gown sooo incredibly gorgeous, I.can’t.stop.staring.  It’s the perfect complement to a breathtaking Bride who also happens to know a thing or two about throwing an amazing, love-filled wedding.  Black Sheep Filmworks captured every moment beautifully and it’s sooo worth your time to PRESS PLAY.

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From Black Sheep Filmworks… When I first met Jody, I knew she was a black sheep filmworks’ bride. Her style was modern, hip and effortless. Her wedding ideas, so full of Spanish flair, made me swoon. I was a filmmaker, on a mission. Literally, I was on a mission to San Xavier del Bac Catholic Mission, where Jody and Chuck were to say “I do.” I’ve been filming weddings for a while, and I have NEVER filmed at San Xavier. It’s stunning, historic, spiritual… people come from all over the world to stand within its thick adobe walls, surrounded by dazzling colors of the paintings, carvings, frescoes and statues. Its rich ornamentation displays a mixture of New Spain and Native American artistic motifs. To say I was excited for this day to come is, well, an understatement.

Jody and Chuck’s celebration started at the gorgeous Tubac Golf Resort and Spa in Tubac, Arizona. Bridal preparations were in full swing, the sun was shining and the wedding party was energetically prepping for this beautiful September affair . Jody is a jewelry designer, with her work gracing glossy magazine covers, many an elite website “must haves”, and with a celebrity clientele. Each of the bridal party members wore one of her gorgeous custom pieces, from the bridesmaid’s cuff bracelets, to the groomsmen’s cuff links and bolo ties. A short drive up the road led to the Mission San Xavier del Bac, known as the “White Dove of the Desert”. A National Historic landmark, founded as a Catholic mission by Father Kino in 1692, it is an exceptional wedding location. Surrounded by family and friends, Father Steve joined them as husband and wife in a ceremony full of tradition and joy.

Guests then headed back to the Tubac Golf Resort and Spa to celebrate the beautiful couple. Mariachis, Dos Equis and Prima wine welcomed everyone to the perfect al fresco venue to gather and celebrate. The reception under the stars was elegantly set up with long, wooden tables topped with novena candles, lace table clothes and lovely bold floral arrangements. The floral design was an elegant, spicy “ode to Spain” with a mix of hydrangea, roses, and day lilies. The Blue Breeze band from LA had everyone dancing, an impromptu limbo contest was had, and Chuck serenaded Jody from the stage with his rendition of “You are the Best thing” by Ray LaMontagne.

They had a grand exit under a shower of sparklers… but they didn’t stop partying! They headed straight to the Stables bar, on the resort property, and mingled with family and friends until the wee hours. My mission to the mission, and then some, was complete. 

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Photography: Ace & Whim | Cinematography: Black Sheep Filmworks | Event Design: Events Made Special | Floral Design: Avant Garde Studio | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang, Beverly Hills | Cake: Village Bakehouse | Ceremony Venue: Mission San Xavier del Bac | Reception Venue: Tubac Golf Resort | Jewelry: Jody Candrian | Lighting: Performance Systems Total Lighting Support | Band: The Blue Breeze Band | Bride's Hair + Makeup: Julie Sparkman and Maria Taylor | Bridesmaid's Hair + Makeup: Margarita GoDiva

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You’ll Want to Steal This Bride and Groom’s Sweet Design Ideas

This wedding must have floated off a cloud of cotton candy because it is all things pretty, pink and oh-so-sweet. From the floral Plum Pretty Sugar robes and the Bride’s beautiful off-the-shoulder lace Romona Keveza gown to the reception’s boxwood backdrop and decadent dessert display, this day is an absolute dream. See it all from Amy & Jordan Photography and Amore Films in The Vault!

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Glamorous

From Amy & Jordan PhotographySuch a gorgeous navy and blush wedding. The color scheme was perfection, the florals stunning. The location was pristine, and the night ended with an incredible fireworks show. But that isn’t what stood out most. No.

It was the small frames that lined the table outside the ballroom doors. Silver ones. Gold ones. White ones, too. Inside? Black and white wedding pictures — a few in color — of generations past. Grandparents. Great-grandparents. Their parents and siblings, too. Holding hands, holding each other and holding all the hope in the world. Of a bright future. Of an exciting tomorrow. Of a life. Together (and forever.) That table, without knowing it, held hundreds and hundreds of years of faithfulness and commitment on its shoulders — and stories, oh-so many stories. Some surely told, some surely not. Ups and downs. Sickness and health. Richer and poorer. Each couple transforming as the photographer clicked the shutter, just moments after they said, “I do.” From two into one. That’s what these two inherited. Something far more valuable than mountains of money, lots of land or precious jewels. But a heritage. A legacy of love. Built on a firm foundation and passed from one couple to the next.

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Photography: Amy & Jordan Photography | Cinematography: Amore Films | Coordination: Outstanding Occasions | Floral Design: Flower Studio | Wedding Dress: Romona Keveza | Invitations: Checkerboard | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Catering: McCormick Ranch Golf Club | Hair + Makeup: Top Knot Beauty | Band: Ray the DJ | Groom's Attire: Clavin Klein | Transportation: AZ Limo | Venue: McCormick Ranch Golf Club | Bridal Boutique: Nordstrom Wedding Suite | Dessert: Morsel Confections | Fireworks: Fireworks Productions Of Arizona | Furniture Rentals: Prim Unique Rentals | Linen Rentals: CV Linens | Photo Booth: Snapz Photo Booth | Rental Chairs: Us To U | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar | Veil: Mariée Bridal

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This Wedding Will Convince You to Get Married at Your Favorite Restaurant

Here’s a question for ya: why not get married at your favorite restaurant? Which is exactly what Tara and Deon did. In a truly heart-warming celebration filled to the brim with delicious moments, Charity Maurer Photography was on hand to capture every minute of the action. See it all firsthand in The Vault!

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From Charity Maurer PhotographyIn a ceremony focused on their shared love of family and friends, Tara and Deon tied the knot in Scottsdale, AZ at the exclusive Sassi Restaurant. Originally from Michigan, this sweet couple met at work and the rest is history. With their palette of soft grays, blushes, and shades of mint, this gorgeous wedding created a beautiful contrast against the rugged boulders of the Arizona desert. In addition to being a delight to the eyes, this wedding also warmed the heart. Rarely does an entire family demonstrate such love for one another on a day as stressful as a wedding can be, but this family surrounded one another with happiness and support. It made this event truly inspiring to witness, and we know that the bride, groom, family, and their invited guests will cherish the memories for years to come.

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Photography: Charity Maurer Photography | Floral Design: Flowers By Jodi Phoenix, AZ | Wedding Dress: Olva By Blue By Enzoani | Cake: Let Them Eat Cake | DJ: Ray the DJ | Wedding Venue: Sassi

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