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Bright Floral Touches + Modern Design Make This Colorful Tucson Wedding

Okay, okay, I know I went a little crazy with the inspiration boards from this Tucson wedding, but when you take a look below and in The Vault, you’ll see why. Elyse Hall Photography just captured so much pretty, like the Bride’s engagement ring (crafted from a Wooly Mammoth fossil!) and the bright blooms. You’ll see — Rackel Gehlsen Weddings & Events created a desert dream. And I never want to wake up.

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Spring
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Al Fresco

From Rackel Gehlsen Weddings & EventsNicole is a Tucson native, and wanted to share her beloved hometown with all of her family and friends. She wanted the outdoor elements of the desert beauty with bright florals and touches of modern décor. Now that she lives in New York, we created a chic lounge for the dancing, featuring Wayne Foster Entertainment. Nicole also LOVES science so her ring was actually made of a Woolly Mammoth Fossil. It was important to her to use lots of Natural elements to achieve the feeling we also used lots of Geodes and Natural Gem stones to bring her LOVE for Nature to the night. Nicole is very talented all the paper watercolor art was created by Nicole herself. So great. I loved all the natural touches with leather wrapping around the invitations.

We surprised Nicole, Jon and their guest with Fireworks right cute the cake, it was a magical element. Wayne Foster Entertainment for the Afterglow Party. Frostings Event Design Rentals created a chic New York 1920’s inspired nightclub with several vignettes of specialty décor.

Bistro lighting and amber up lighting throughout the perimeter with Mexican Pin Stars, farm tables mixed in with round tables dressed in natural birch desert textures, Napa chairs at the guest tables, and mirrored boxes, a variety of geodes, and different heights of floating candles to illuminate the cascading floral.

Color palette was natural desert birch and elegant turquoise. The style of wedding flowers was a loose and organic mix of garden roses, spray roses, ranunculus, poppies, scabiosa, in shades of coral, hot pink, with an accent of aqua toned succulents and coordinating whimsical foliages.

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Photography: Elyse Hall Photography | Event Planning: Rackel Gehlsen Weddings & Events | Floral Design: Elaine Taylor Fine Flowers | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Cake: Loews Ventana Canyon Resort | Invitations: Brie Dumais Designs | Bride's Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Engagement Ring: Monique Pean Homme | Jewelry: Vintage | Hair + Makeup: I Do Hair & Makeup Artistry | Band: Wayne Foster Music & Entertainment | Groom's Attire: Suitsupply | Ceremony Music: Dr. Eduardo Costa | Venue: Loews Ventana Canyon Resort | Event Rentals: Frostings Event Design & Rental | Water Color Painting: The Bride

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Tucson Arizona Garden Wedding

Oh Elyse Hall, I could kiss you. Because these images? They are like gorgeous works of art. It doesn’t hurt, of course, that the Bride is simply stunning, her hubby is as dapper as they come and every detail planned by M.C. Weddings & Events is as pin-worthy to say the very least. There is just so much to ooh and aww over, and you can join me in doing so here.

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Fall
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Garden
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Rustic

From Elyse Hall PhotographyA celebration of love, friendship and fun in the heart of downtown Tucson, Arizona where Jasmine and Jake met. A natural, slightly rustic, elegant wedding with pops of local flavor. The colors were white, green, gold and neutrals.

• Ceremony – The ceremony focal point was draped with white organza and eucalyptus garland. Lanterns flowed into the aisle with delicate aisle markers of white floral.
• Reception – Centerpieces included rustic lanterns and candles with white floral and greenery spilling out onto the tables.
Special Touches – this wedding had so many personal touches!
• During cocktail hour guests were entertained with a custom made corn hole game in honor of both the bride and groom’s alma maters (Bride – the University of Arizona and Groom – University of Kansas
• Custom made wood signage designed by a friend included table numbers, bar menu, gelato menu, homage to the bride and groom’s new last name, Instagram reminder, cards and gifts, escort card directions and other miscellaneous pieces.
• Guests were treated to a special favor of Mexican maracas to shake as the bride and groom entered the reception.
• Guest book – A gold, heart piñata was hung for guest to write wishes to the bride and groom. They will break it on their first anniversary.
• Frost Gelato, a local favorite, surprised guests with an extra sweet treat
• A fun cake display was set up with cakes of various sizes, styles and flavors

From Meagan Crain M.C. Weddings & EventsJasmine and Jake are hands down one of the sweetest, funniest, down-to-earth and beautiful couples I have had the pleasure of planning with. Their day was a perfect reflection of who they are as people inside and out.

Photography : Elyse Hall Photography | Videography: UYP Productions | Event Planning: Meagan Crain, M.C. Weddings & Events | Floral Design: Atelier De LaFleur | Gown: JLM Couture, Inc | Cake: Sweet Creations | Stationery: Minted | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | DJ: Fantastic Five Entertainment | Suit: John Varvatos | Earrings and Bangles: Ryan Seacrest Distinction | Gelato: Frost Gelato | Hair & Make up: Heather Van Houten | House & Garden : The Stillwell House & Garden | Officiant: Pastor : David Hallstrom | Veil: Nina | Weddings Signs: Carly Bennett

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Fall Wedding at the Arizona Inn

We swooned over this stunning couple’s engagement shoot last year, so when I saw that Andrea Eppolito Events had planned their fall wedding and sent it our way, I was practically begging for Raylene Streuber Photography’s photos of the day. As you’re about to see, they most definitely did not disappoint.


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Fall
Settings
Inn
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Casual

From the stunning bride… I love fall, and my dream was always to have a fall inspired wedding with lots of color, pumpkins, and personality. Brian and I wanted the wedding to feel like us, and so bent tradition a bit and instead of a cake, we offered a pie bar. We had an awesome jazz band play the cocktail hour as a nod to my (first) degree in music, and we had our centerpieces set up on piles of books that we love – a little nod to the fact that I was reading when we met, and that we took our engagement pictures in a library. Thanks to my wedding planner for making that suggestion! We even had guests sign their favorite recipe in the William Sonoma cook books we received as a part of our registry!

The standout detail, for me, was the pumpkins. Having had a love affair with pumpkins for most of my life, I had to find a way to bring them into the wedding. After trying over and over again to bring them into the design without making the wedding look too much like Halloween I finally decided to purchase pumpkins from Hobby Lobby and create custom designs myself! With the help of some paint, a stencil, and a dremel tool – not to mention many late nights and many hours – I finally had the white pumpkins of my dreams. They were set at the entry way of the ceremony and I got to walk through them on my way to the alter. Afterwards, our wedding planner moved them to our reception, and seeing them made me so happy.

The other thing that was really important to us was that we celebrated Tucson. It’s where Brian is originally from, and it’s been my adopted home for over 5 years. With Brian being stationed out of state, we moved immediately after the wedding, and wanted one last desert party. We selected the Arizona Inn because it is historic and a staple of the community. The pink was so pretty, and the staff was incredible. Our favors were biscuits made my a local at the organic farmer’s market, and we encouraged our out of state guests to see old Tucson by setting up our rehearsal dinner downtown.

Brian and I left for our honeymoon immediately after the wedding, and moved from Tucson to Port Angeles, WA on our return. Our wedding was the perfect way to say goodbye to the city where we met and fell in love.

Photography: Raylene Streuber Photography | Floral Design: In Full Bloom | Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander | Ceremony Venue: The Arizona Inn | Reception Venue: The Arizona Inn | Accessories: Twigs & Honey | Bridal Shop: Adora | Ceremony & Reception: The Arizona Inn | Planning: Andrea Eppolito Events

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