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Tucson, Arizona Wedding by Elyse Hall Photography

Elyse Hall can do no wrong in our book. Nothing but out of this world images come from her camera and she always pairs up with the coolest of weddings. Like this pretty number; an eclectic mix of bright colors and DIY elements and a couple that is radiating a whole lot of love. It’s happiness in the form of a pretty Arizona fête and you can see it all right here.

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From the Bride… It all started with the ring. Jeremy and I selected an engagement ring from an antique store in Tucson and this was a constant reminder of the uniqueness and the importance of staying true to ourselves throughout the planning process.

As soon as Jeremy and I started planning our wedding I knew I wanted to create as much as I possibly could for the big day. I studied Fine Arts in college and creativity is such an important part of who I am that I knew we could create the wedding of our dreams. As a couple I would describe Jeremy and I as DIY and it was very important that our wedding reflect who we are and our relationship together. I started by finding a unique venue with lots of charm and designed and created the stationary. We are also lucky to have such creative family and friends. My sister, mom, brother, sister in law and my friends helped me craft all the way up until the day of the wedding and Jeremy’s friend coordinated the music for the entire night and was our MC.

The entire evening was the most romantic and fun night of my life. We enjoyed the entire night because it was us and it felt so comfortable!

Photography: Elyse Hall Photography / Venue: Stillwell House and Garden Tucson, Arizona / Flowers: Posh Petals / Cake and Desserts: Ambrosia of Tucson / Signature Drink: Eegee’s Froze Drinks (with Vodka) / Music: Guitarist: Salvador Duran, Local Jazz Group, Country swing band: Al Foul and the Shakes / Hair and Makeup: The Source Salon and Spa / Dress: WToo / Groom’s Suit: Brook’s Brothers / Bridal Party: J.Crew / Favors, Seating Cards, Center Pieces, Programs, Decorations, Hair piece and Veil: the Bride / Bridal and Bridesmaids Necklaces and Groom’s Party Boutonnieres: Maid of Honor and Bride’s sister Katie Eichorn with From the Falls

Reid Park Zoo Wedding by Brushfire Photography

If you have your wedding in a zoo you automatically gain major points in my book.  Add in Kate Spade inspiration with bold jewel-tones, black and white stripes and adorable DIY and origami details and I am in total and complete heaven.  I’ve been bitten hard by the lovebug for this Arizona zoo wedding which totally looks like a modern day fairytale.  Brushfire Photography  captured some seriously magical moments and the perfect details that were all created by the gorgeous bride.  Click here to see all the incredible deets!

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From the bride… I was really inspired by Kate Spade, New York, Japanese origami, Southwest cuisine, succulents, DIY culture and, of course, the zoo! I have to admit, the decor was a challenge because my husband and I are designers and are very particular aesthetically. He has a nature-loving, organic style, whereas I have a love for bold palettes and quirky graphics. Fortunately, we have common ground in loving things to be clean, modern, unconventional and environmentally-friendly. In the end, we dubbed it “Eco Chic.” Using our colors of sangria, clover, and lime… I think we achieved success! Hooray!

From Mike and Brittany of Brushfire PhotographyWhen Jillianne contacted me about her wedding plans at Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, Arizona, I almost had a heart attack because I was so excited about their unique ideas. We knew their wedding was going to be a very special experience. They are both designers and worked very hard to make their wedding a beautiful experience for themselves and their guests.

Jillianne was ushered in by her father and sisters to accordion music. They chose the accordion because it reminded Jacob of his grandfather. This is the first wedding we have attended with everyone standing for the ceremony, and we loved it!!  It was so nice not worrying about walking around taking photos or blocking anyone’s view. The ceremony was like out of a fairytale. Light shone through the trees as paper flowers and origami cranes moved with the breeze and peacocks wandered around the guests. Having the opportunity to photograph giraffes with the wedding party was the coolest thing. Everyone was sticky with giraffe slobber and laughing contagiously. The Reid Park Zoo was one of the prettiest venues we have been to, and it was difficult to pick which spot was the best for their couple photos. We chose the flamingo pond, and it was a gorgeous and kind of funny spot because we had to chase the flamingos around the pond, herding them into the photos. Their reception was very intimate, more like a family dinner with everyone talking and laughing together, sharing stories and gifts. It was very cool that the zoo brought a snake, an anteater and a skink in for all the guests to pet and feed. The anteater was the cutest thing! We loved that they really considered the kids and how to make the party fun for them too. All the kids got a different animal mask, coloring book and animal figurines. The animal cookies as party favors were the perfect takeaway. In a way, all the guests got to be kids for the night.

Wedding Photography: Mike + Brittany of Brushfire Photography / Wedding Venue: Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, Arizona / Flowers: Tanya Kratz of In Full Bloom Floral Studio / Event Designer: The Bride / Coordination: Karen T. Wylie of Reid Park Zoo / Wedding Cake: Marco’s Bakery / Catering: Taste of the Wild Catering at Reid Park Zoo / Wedding Dress: White by Vera Wang / Hair: La Paloma Red Door Spa / Makeup: Jessica Jons, MAC Makeup Artist / Groom’s Tie: Cyberoptix Tie Lab / Groom’s Suit + Shirt: Perry Ellis / Accordion Music: Arleen Watkins

Burning Heart Logo Sets The Stage: DeeAnn + Eric

Photography Cameron + Kelly

It should only take a second to guess that this was ONE very special wedding!

Photography Cameron + Kelly

As  with virtually ALL weddings, there is so much more to the story than meets the eye.

Photography Cameron + Kelly

Sent to us by Little Black Book photographer Cameron Clark at Cameron + Kelly Studios, DeeAnn and Eric’s wedding in Tucson immediately caught our eye! We think, it’s pretty obvious why …

Photography Cameron + Kelly

From Cameron’s blog post …  “It is with great humility I write this post. Initially, I had no idea why, but I was very drawn to photograph Dee and Eric’s wedding at the last minute. So drawn, in fact, I offered to do it pro-bono even though I really knew nothing about the couple. Let me explain the story…”

We’ll be back in a bit with more photos and the ‘rest of the story’. If the suspense is too tough, take a peek at Cameron’s blog: {click here!}

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