Truth be told? This Big Day shared by Luminance Wedding Films had me tearing up as soon as I pressed play. Uniting two hearts as one, their wedding proved to be a significant celebration that paid tribute to tradition. It’s one of those love stories (and vows!) that’ll surely have you shedding a few happy tears. Share in the joy and press play for more!
From Luminance Wedding Films…Nirali and Robert are two souls that were meant to be together from day one. Not only were they born in the same hospital, but they were in the same music recitals as well. It was a relationship that would begin to blossom many, many years later. Robert’s proposal to Nirali took place at the Musical Instrument Museum in Scottsdale, where he played the grand piano and sang her favorite song, re-writing the last verse to ask for her hand in marriage. Some of those verses he incorporated into his vows, which you can hear in their wedding film. Robert and Nirali have so much respect, deep love and the most endearing fun. Each time they were together, they were dancing and having their own little party for two. This couple is truly all about having fun and living an adventures life. Having come from two completely different cultural backgrounds, Nirali and Rob never let these differences deter them. In fact, it was the most significant part of their wedding day. As the best man said it, quite well, “Mr. & Mrs. Markham, thank you for showing us all how two completely different worlds can come together and make one beautiful life.” And beautiful it is!
The Wedding was just as beautiful too. From the dark walnut Mandap to the gold painted bells which hung above the lovely couple this Hindu wedding was breath taking. The couple was married at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort under the stars of the warm, November Arizona sky. The ceremony began in the late afternoon with the traditional Bridegroom Processional of the Barat and concluded with a dark starry sky behind them and white billowing smoke from the sacred fire in front of them.
The Vidhi and Mendhi party were just as colorful as the ceremony. Nirali, giggled as she was covered in the cold Tumeric paste, a tradition Hindu brides undergo for that beautiful bridal glow. The Sangeet took place in the home of the brides family where guests mingled, ate and had a wonderful time watching and dancing with two belly dancers, who were a surprise to both the bride and groom. Needless to say, this wedding was one of beauty, grandeur, heart and lots of love! Congratulations to this lovely couple!
Photography: Imagine Photo | Floral Design: Garden Of Roses | Cake: Let Them Eat Cake | Hair And Makeup: Babydoll Salon | DJ: DJ Adhi | Venue: Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort And Spa | Editing: Sarah Kanafani Of Luminance Wedding Films | Horse Provided By: KCs Classic Carriage | Vidhi, Mendhi & Sangeet Photographer: Tara Nichole Photography
Margaritas and merriment are the ultimate pairing and this rehearsal dinner shot by Brushfire Photography has got me wishing for another round. With Victoria Canada Weddings And Events behind the scenes crafting every colorful moment, the evening was complete with cinnamon churros and a Southwestern sunset. It’s a gallery worth toasting and you can see it all here!
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From Victoria Canada Weddings & Events…A vibrant and festive rehearsal dinner was the perfect setting for an LA couple getting married in Phoenix, Arizona. Michelle, a Native Arizonian along with her Groom, wanted to highlight the desert elements they both loved. Both Bride and Groom attended the University of Arizona but met and fell in love in Los Angeles. The Bride and Groom envisioned a fun but sophisticated party to kick off an epic wedding weekend. Victoria Canada of Victoria Canada Weddings and Events worked together with the Mother of the Bride- a talented interior designer to develop the perfect palette.
Guests enjoyed cocktails with the breathtaking view of Camelback Mountain at the Historic El Chorro Lodge- nestled in the exclusive Paradise Valley area. Sipping Prickly Pear margaritas or for the more daring guests-Jalepeno Infused Margaritas as a Spanish guitarist entertained them was quite the welcome. Guests picked up their escort cards that were based off the traditional Mexican Fiesta Banners and ate a family style dinner in the intimate courtyard. Bistro Lights strung overhead lent a romantic glow. Mixing the beautiful patterned linen from La Tavola with colorful custom Serape Runners Victoria Canada Commissioned were the perfect backdrop for the colorful potted flowers.
The dinner was held in the grass courtyard, part of the original 1930’s structure at El Chorro. Green chili Enchiladas, Short Ribs and Tamales were topped off with Traditional Mexican Wedding Cookies and Cinnamon Churros. Toasts abound. Margaritas and Mexican Beers raised to toast the bride and groom- the perfect kick off fiesta!
Photography: Brushfire Photography | Cinematography: Vortex | Event Design: Victoria Canada Weddings & Events | Event Planning: Victoria Canada Weddings & Events | Floral Design: Petal Pushers | Venue: El Chorro Lodge | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Linen | Paper Goods: Celebrations In Paper | Rentals: Victoria Canada Weddings & Events
Take one seriously drop-dead gorgeous Bride, add a dash of glamour with shimmering champagne sequins and a touch of rustic with local desert cacti, infuse with the prettiest blush pink florals and ‘maids dresses, and you have the perfect recipe for these stunning rustic and glamorous desert “I Do’s,” captured by Charity Maurer Photography. Take a peek at all the pretty in the full gallery here!
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From The Bride…Bradley and I wanted our day to be a reflection of us, our relationship and a celebration full of life, love, and laughter. The Arizona desert is where we fell in love, where we live and where we eventually want to start a family, so it felt like the right place to promise our forevers. The first venue we visited was Sassi in Scottsdale, and we immediately knew it was the spot for us. We chose a Saturday less than six months away so we had to prioritize our planning. I partnered with the incredibly talented Chelsi Lemons of Two Lemons in Love, who helped me craft my vision. We went with a light, romantic palate including blush, cream and champagne tones. By keeping our colors soft, we had room to incorporate some glistening golds and sparkles without losing the sweetness of it all. I love mixing styles and textures so it’s difficult to label our day with a particular theme. We had glitz and glam but also some rustic charm and vintage touches. I gave Chelsi a lot of creative control over the details, and when I walked through the venue the day of our wedding, I was amazed!
Everything was perfect- better than I could have imagined! We chose an eclectic mix of vases and candles to adorn the tables; the fountain courtyard was lined with lanterns and bright bulb lights were strung overhead which gave it a warm glow. Our hand-watercolored menus and handwritten escort cards were personal touches noticed by our guests. Our sweetheart table was Pinterest perfection, complete with a eucalyptus swag and loveseat-a special place for Bradley and me to connect between all the dancing and visiting. There were so many amazing moments of the day that I will remember forever. When Charity took us off for sunset romance pictures, we had a moment to ourselves and could hear all of our guests celebrating in the background; it was surreal seeing so many of our favorite people from all facets of our lives, celebrating together throughout the weekend. I will always cherish our personalized vows and I loved when Bradley surprised me with a serenade at the reception. The night ended with a sparkler send off and a kiss. Our motorized chariot whisked us off into wedded bliss… Our most special day was everything that we hoped it would be and more!
Photography: Charity Maurer Photgraphy | Videographer: Sadie Such Films | Floral & Event Design: Two Lemons In Love | Wedding Dress: Lillian Lottie Couture | Cake: Let Them Eat Cake | Make Up: Beauty By Erica | Hair: All Done Up! | DJ: Ray the DJ | Venue: Sassi Weddings