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Elegant Scottsdale Wedding Film at DC Ranch Country Club

I may be the biggest fan of wedding cinematography on the planet. No exaggeration. And it’s because I can’t imagine not having our wedding film now that we are years past our wedding. And after this couple took a look at the work of art Serendipity Cinematography captured of their big day, I am sure they feel the same way. It’s a gorgeous look, into their gorgeous day – so do yourself a favor and hit play…

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From Serendipity CinematographyA timeless wedding of all white and crystal was this couples vision. They really wanted the evening to represent them as a couple and throw a great celebration for their guests. The candlelit courtyard dripping with crystals, white florals, white dance floor and live music set the mood for a romantic evening. The courtyard of the venue was full of candle light and candelabras cascading with orchid vines. Their ceremony was their favorite part of the wedding. There was no question that they did not want to do a first look. The bride has always loved the look on a grooms face when he sees his bride for the first time and that moment did not disappoint. Their vows included a wine ceremony with wine from the vineyard where they were engaged in Napa.

Photographer: Joshua Sky Photography | Cinematography: Serendipity Cinematography | Florist: Fiori Floral | Dress: Enzoni Uptown Bridal | Cake: La Grande Orange | Stationery: Vee Creative | Entertainment: Nate Williams Band | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Venue: DC Ranch Country Club

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Simple, Elegant Wedding in Paradise Valley

The difference between rain ruining and not ruining a wedding is all in the attitude. You can cry and add to the amassing water on the ground, or you can grab your Hunter boots, head to the tent, and party anyway! Take a cue from this bride whose outlook is as charming as her tasteful bouquets and craft beer spread. We’ll also take it the water didn’t hurt Elyse Hall Photography‘s camera.  Get the full gallery here.



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From the bride… Kyle and I got married on November 23, 2013 in Paradise Valley, Arizona. It very rarely rains during the winter in the desert, but as luck would have it our wedding weekend now holds the record for second wettest November weekend in Arizona history. Because we had planned to have both our ceremony and reception outside, the week leading up to the wedding was extremely stressful. But despite the last minute changes that had to be made as a result of the weather, our vendors worked extremely hard to make sure our special day was what I had always dreamed it would be…

Kyle and I fatefully met through mutual friends while we were both living in California after college. It was love at first sight for him; I needed a little more convincing. On our first date he took me to Toy Story 3 and didn’t give me a hard time for crying at the cartoon movie; that is when I knew he was someone special. We dated for three years and enjoyed everything Los Angeles had to offer, but being an Arizona girl I was ready to move home. As our love was stronger than anything else, my wonderful future husband agreed to move with me. We got engaged on December 21, 2012. While others remember this day as the prediction for the end of the world (according to the Mayan calendar), for me it was the beginning of my new life.

My mom and I quickly became busy with wedding planning. I wanted to make every detail very personal: from getting ready at my parents’ house to incorporating things Kyle and I love into every aspect of the ceremony and reception. As a result “simple elegance” became the theme for our wedding. I envisioned having everything outside everything outside and dancing the night away with my prince charming under the beautiful Arizona stars. We also wanted people to leave the wedding feeling like they knew more about us than they did before. Instead of doing traditional table numbers, we used cities that had important meanings to Kyle and me (which my mom made!). Kyle loves beer so one of the bars was dedicated to craft brews. The other bars had signature drinks with our favorite cocktails. We had photos of us on the cocktail tables in place of traditional flower arrangements. The whole day was very much us.

Though the weather threatened to interfere with our big day, the rain actually made it all the more magical. As guests arrived, apple cider and hot chocolate was served to keep them warm until the commencement of the ceremony. And as I prepared to walk down the aisle the skies parted just long enough to allow us to keep the ceremony outside against the backdrop of the iconic Camelback Mountain. After cocktails, everyone moved into the reception tent. Thousands of lights were draped around the tent and crystal chandeliers hung from the ceiling. It was breathtaking. Dinner was served, toasts were given, some tears were shed, and then the party started. People got on the dance floor and didn’t leave until the music stopped. It was everything Kyle and I had wanted and so much more—not even the rain could keep us from dancing under the “stars.” So to all future bride out there who get rain on their wedding day: I promise what they say is true, it is lucky!

Photography: Elyse Hall Photography | Videography: Serendipity | Event Planning: Imoni Events | Floral Design: White House Design Studio | Wedding Dress: Martina Liana | Invitations: The Paper Place | Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale | Hair: Will Zecco | DJ: Desert House Productions | Ceremony Music: Simply 3 | Bells For The Reception/ceremony: Kate Katenyc | Brides Rings: Legend Jewelry | Bride’s Rainboots: Hunter Boots | Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Broach On Bouquet: Vintage | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Paradise Valley Country Club | Chalkboard Signs: Watermelon Stand | Groom And Groomsmen Attire: Egara | Groom’s Ring: Triton | Hanger (dress): Einspanner | Makeup: Corinna Cooke | Personalized Shirt: Pretty Personal Gifts | Photobooth: The Self Portrait Station | Rentals: Party People | Wood Signs: Go Jumpin The Lake

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Green Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club Wedding

There are three things about this wedding that I will never, ever forget. First, the whimsical, almost fairy-like floral design from Butterfly Petals (I love). Second, the fact that the bride designed not only her gown, but four of the bridesmaids gowns as well. And finally, it’s the brides sweet as can be write up. Call me a sap, but she had me in tears. Elyse Hall didn’t help though, putting this beautiful gallery right under my nose.


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From Butterfly Petals… Sara is an artist who had a hand in not only the vision (Great Gatsby meets a wooded forest), but also created many details herself including her gown and her bridesmaids!

She asked me to create bouquets that didn’t look like bouquets! The bride’s bouquet featured an assortment of brooches the bride and her mother collected. Everything from heirlooms to quirky pieces like a golf bag and masquerade masks. The bridesmaids’ bouquets were created almost entirely out of trailing spanish moss and delicate wild flowers.

From the beautiful bride… Wyatt and I had been together for about 5 years when we finally got engaged. We have always been a couple of weirdos, trying not to take life too seriously. This is what makes us so great, and also probably our biggest flaw.

I wanted our wedding to reflect our personalities, strange, silly, and super nerdy. This meant, our wedding was to be a little whimsical, the garden in the desert, and a little silly, our reading including a children’s book about two dinosaurs in love. Our Judge even cracked a Jurassic Park joke (perfect). I also wanted, like most brides, our wedding to feel very personal. I studied Fine Arts and am a fashion designer, so I designed and made 4 of my 5 bridesmaid dresses. I also chose their shoes, jewelry, and made a few belts. More important than me feeling beautiful, was to make my bridesmaids (4 of them cousins) feel beautiful too. My cousins DJ-ed (they did an incredible job) and one of my best friends was the videographer. Of course, doing so much did make me lose some sleep and act a little weirder (than my usual weird at least), but you (hopefully) only marry once, so I believe you should make every part of it memorable.

Our wedding, while about Wyatt and my commitment and love, was also about our families, being joyous, and interconnected in our lives in this strange, strange world.

Photography: Elyse Hall | Floral Design: Butterfly Petals | Cake: Piece Of Cake | Shoes: Vince Camuto | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Anthropologie

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