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Desert Engagement Inspiration in Hues of Blue

After poring over the images from Brett Heidebrecht, I’m thoroughly convinced that all engagement shoots should be captured in a desert. There’s something about that dreamy red rock landscape that photographs impeccably. And with the cool blue styling by Kylie Swanson paired with king protea florals by Poppy Lane Design and the prettiest hand lettered save the date courtesy of Lindsay Letters, you’ll probably agree that this inspiration is one for the books.

From Brett HeidebrechtThe desert can be a scary place. Ragged rocks for days with not much life other than cactus sprouting up and scorching sun. But there is a lot of beauty in the desert as well. I teamed up with Kylie to produce this beautiful engagement session inspiration and the team she put together as the creative director and stylist was over the top. What better way to cool down the desert landscape than with hues of blue… so Kylie reached out to the folks at Neiman Marcus about outfitting our couple and we were blown away that they obliged to provide the wardrobe from head to toe along with some beautiful jewelry. My favorite had to be the light blue and very form fitting Victoria Beckham dress. It was such a nice contrast against the desert colors. We knew we wanted to add some floral elements but we didn’t want to forget that we were in the desert so we kept it as simple as possible and Poppy Lane Design really came through in a big way. Lastly we had the amazingly talented Juliet Grace and Lindsay Letters produce a map of the desert as well as a save the date to tie everything together. With all the details taken care of by Kylie, all that was left to me to do was shoot this beautiful and in love couple as they enjoyed some time gallivanting around in the desert.

Photography: Brett Heidebrecht | Floral Design: Poppy Lane Design | Creative Director / Stylist: Kylie Swanson | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Paper / Calligraphy: Lindsay Letters | Paper / Calligraphy: Juliet Grace Designs | Venue: Phoenix Desert Mountains | Wardrobe: Neiman Marcus

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Intimate Tuscan Inspired Desert Wedding at the Silverleaf Club

This wedding is so perfectly styled by The Flori.Culture (who also happens to be the Bride) and captured by Charity Maurer Photography I honestly thought it was a photo shoot. It wasn’t until I saw the way these two lovebirds look at each other that I knew, this was as real as it gets. Filled with so much lovely, light and love – this gallery is just beyond.


From the Bride…My husband and I both grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona, yet did not meet one another until a memorable holiday break during our graduate school years. Though our studies and careers have prompted many moves, upon our engagement we decided to wed in our childhood state in the Valley of the Sun.

As a couple, we have always been drawn to the desert in springtime. We wanted our wedding to embrace the beauty of the desert landscape yet incorporate a modern, romantic aesthetic. It was also imperative to create an intimate ambiance, as our guest list held a total of fifteen immediate family members. We fashioned an environment for our families to enjoy stunning views, exceptional cuisine, spectacular company, and of course some bubbly.

Silverleaf set the beautiful backdrop for our wedding, bringing a touch of chic, Tuscan accents. Hints of Italian and Grecian design are reflected in the Bay and Olive branch foliage displayed within the ceremony seating and reception tablescape. This Mediterranean undertone to the design is fitting, as our upcoming honeymoon escape includes Greece & Italy.

As the bride and the flower stylist (owner of the company Flori.Culture), my botanical ingredients include romantic spring blooms with a touch of desert texture. The bridal bouquet recipe is abundant with feminine blossoms in pastel hues of champagne, apricot, blush, and cream and is fasted with raw silk ribbon, my grandmother’s brooches, and my Kappa Kappa Gamma key pin (inherited from my mother’s sorority days). The gentlemen’s lapels are accented with the single Anemone bloom for a clean, modern touch. At the reception, a sleek glass trough overflowing with ruffled pale apricot Parrot Tulips, romantic Juliet Garden Roses, dramatic Anemones, feminine Ranunculus, and textural Succulents line the farm-table.

I must mention, when designing the arrangements for our wedding, my new grandparents were my floral sous-chefs! Grandma & Grandpa assisted in processing flowers and styled alongside me the day before our wedding. I cannot describe in writing how meaningful it was to share my passion for flowers with my new grandparents for our wedding day. I will always cherish this memory.

We will also treasure the experience of having my father (a former pastor) officiate our wedding. Our ceremony prompted many unique moments, laughs, and happy tears. My husband and I are so fortunate to supported by such warm, loving, and welcoming families. We could not have dreamed for a more perfect wedding.

Photography: Charity Maurer Photography | Floral Design: The Flori.Culture (the Bride!) | Wedding Dress: J. Crew | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Make-Up: Barney's | Hair: Lalou Salon | Location: Silverleaf Club | Photography - Second Shooter: Anna Christy | Placecards: Dream State Via Etsy | Sash: Shabby Chic And Vintage | Suite: Hugo Boss

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Colorful Arizona Wedding at The Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale

If you need an extra pick me up this morning, look no further. Because this vibrant wedding beautifully captured by Stephanie Fay Photography and planned by Jennifer Bergman Weddings is so bright and happy you won’t even need that second cup of jo. It’s pure happiness from start to finish, and there is so much more to see here.


From Jennifer Bergman WeddingsTo celebrate their love and unite their two families, Paula + Sheldon decided to host a destination wedding experience in one of their favorite locations ?? The Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale. A luxury hotel nestled in the foothills of Pinnacle Peak, this has been a special place since they first met, and was a natural choice for their wedding weekend location.

Friday kicked off the weekend events with an early morning golf tournament at The Boulders Golf Club ?? one of the top 12 golf resorts in the world. Later that evening, we welcomed guests with a casual ??Cowboy Cookout? at Proof Restaurant overlooking the McDowell Mountains. Attendees were encouraged to wear western attire, and the menu was rich with hearty southwestern favorites.

The wedding day arrived with clear blue skies and sunshine. The ceremony was held outdoors on the Four Seasons?? Troon Lawn overlooking a picturesque desert scene. Immediately following the ceremony, guests were served drinks and canapés on a nearby terrace while the lawn was transformed for dinner.

At the reception guests enjoyed a 4-course meal and several heartfelt toasts. As a surprise for the groom from his bride, we arranged for a spectacular fireworks display timed perfectly after one minute of their first dance outdoors under the stars!

Still brimming with excitement after the fireworks spectacle, guests were ushered into the Ironwood Ballroom for the after-party, where music from top Arizona DJs Desert House Productions filled the ballroom with expectant energy. Flooded with pink, orange and purple lighting, the space was designed to convey a desert sunset, signifying the end to an amazing weekend of events.

Photography: Stephanie Fay Photography | Videography: Bright Bokeh | Floral Design: Petal Pusher AZ | Stationery: Glossie | Ceremony Venue: Four Seasons Scottsdale At Troon North | Reception Venue: Four Seasons Scottsdale At Troon North | Hair And Makeup: Allison Pynn | DJ / Lighting: Desert House Productions | Event Planning + Design: Jennifer Bergman Weddings | Event Rentals: Classic Party Rentals Phoenix

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