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Meaningful Scottsdale, Arizona Wedding

This wedding beautifully captured by Ace & Whim and planned by Lucky & In Love is kind of my everything. As I started scrolling through all the lovely that lives in this gallery, I realized there wasn’t a single thing I didn’t adore. From the gorgeous blooms by Sarah’s Garden to all the amazing hand lettering by Autumn Matney and all the love in between – this gallery is as good as they get. See even more in the VAULT.

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From The Bride…Devin and I met on our first day of work in (very) snowy Boston. I had just moved to the East Coast from a small town in Michigan, and he was a lifelong East Coaster through and through. It took us months before we spent an afternoon together, but once we did – we were never apart again.

Our love story was not one of love-at-first-sight, but built on years of shared passions and experiences. Devin and I are partners in all of life’s big and little adventures – whether we’re traveling, relocating to another coast or discovering a shared love for a new author.

After two failed attempts at a proposal (rear-ended, bird stole our lunch) Devin popped the question while we were sitting in the warm sun watching sailboats skim across San Francisco Bay.

We didn’t have to look far for inspiration for our wedding. We decided early-on that each decision we made would be rooted in something meaningful, and the aesthetic would be natural and romantic. We wanted a day that was full of details specific to our relationship and a party that never felt too fussy. We chose Fall to avoid the rush of the Summer wedding season, and Arizona for its perpetual blue sky and proximity to my parents’ winter home.

We partnered with the incredibly talented Lucky & In Love to design our event, and the wonderful duo at Ace & Whim to capture every detail on film.

My bridal party was small with my sisters in shades of wine and my nieces in soft ballet pink. The groom chose a sapphire blue tuxedo which was a perfect complement to his baby blues. My shoes weren’t only chosen for comfort – my pink Ferragamo jellies were an homage to my favorite childhood shoes that were a gift from my dad.

Devin went traditional with his bridal gift, choosing a stunning David Yurman cuff with pearl caps. I chose a Shinola Detroit watch for Devin as a nod to my Michigan roots.

At our ceremony, a string quartet played modern songs that reminded us of our family and friends as they were greeted with a glass of champagne. We recited our vows under an arch hand-crafted by my father, and a decades-old rosary hung nearby in a tree blessing us with perfect weather. Devin’s wedding band was made from the white gold from his father’s original ring, and our unity candle was the same candle lit by my parents at their wedding in 1971.

My big brother and Devin’s godmother each performed a reading of their choosing. My brother was my very first best friend and happens to have Down Syndrome. He spent almost a year practicing his reading – I can’t begin to describe the swell of pride we felt when he recited his blessing. He did an incredible job and it was so special to us.

Our monogram and stationery were custom-creations of Devin’s talented brother, and the hexagonal accents come from Devin’s nickname for me – “Honeybee”. Each invite envelope had a deep red wax seal with the silhouette of a whippet as a nod to our dog, Pickles. Our incredible event planner Katherine Thornhill at Lucky & In Love created our reception backdrop with weathered pages from torn up novels. Lush florals in brass vessels from Sarah’s Garden, and tall, simple candlesticks were the perfect romantic complements to the Tuscan stone at Silverleaf Club. Handcrafted tea light holders made from fallen birch trees at the bride’s family home were ever-present throughout the reception.

We decided to forgo the traditional for table numbers, instead using the names and a quote from our favorite authors to accompany each place card strung across a chalkboard wall hand-crafted by my father. Each place setting was wrapped in an oxblood velvet ribbon with a sprig of fragrant rosemary. Guests were gifted the Adventure Log from Word. Notebooks as a nod to our passion for travel, and the start of our biggest adventure yet.

At the end of the night, we were overwhelmed by the feeling that no matter how far life had taken us, our family and friends are our home. We had a day surrounded by the people we love most and will forever be grateful to those who attended and to each and every person who helped us make our dreams a reality.

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Photography: Ace & Whim | Cinematography: Basix Wedding Films | Event Planning: Katherine Thornhill | Floral Design: Sarah's Garden | Wedding Dress: La Sposa By Pronovias | Wedding Dress: Custom Pronovias Via Novella Bridal | Cake: Robert's Catering | Invitations: Joe Rogozinski | Bride's Shoes: Sergio Ferragamo | Jewelry: David Yurman | Makeup: Kiana | Hair: Lisa Fresa | Favors: Word. Notebooks | Bow Ties: Brooks Brothers | Groom's Attire: Theory | Groomsmen Attire: Menguin | Venue: Silverleaf Country Club | Cake Topper: Better off Wed | Flower Girl Dress: Nordstroms | Groom's Shoes: Allen Edmonds | Hand Lettering: Autumn Matney | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Place Cards: Ivory House Creative | Robes: Piyama

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Al Fresco Scottsdale Wedding + Stunning Two-Piece Dress

Last fall, we gushed for our love of the rising two-piece dress trend. And since, we’ve added lots of lovelies to The Vault, which makes me all sort of happy (I would totally rock a two-piecer if I could do it all over). So, this beauty right here in her Rue De Seine dress and Sarah Seven combo gets all the fashion-wows from me. Captured by Paige Jones Photography, you can see the entire day right here!

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From Paige Jones PhotographyCaitlin and Paul had the sweetest winter wedding in Scottsdale Arizona. It was a family affair, her sister Paige photographed and filmed the day and her brother Tanner was the officiant. Caitlin was breathtaking in her Sarah Seven skirt and Rue De Seine top, and later changed into a sparkly Seven Cropped top! When her first wedding dress unexpectedly was nothing like the gown she tried on, Caitlin rushed to find a replacement weeks before her wedding. Luckily it all worked out and she looked breathtaking. The bridesmaids wore blush and nude tones while the groomsmen wore navy suits. Posies florals worked magic and found the most beautiful blooms, in December! There were many unique touches such as the decorative table runners and gold brushed accents and the loveliest floral wristlets for the bridesmaids. Also, the bride had the sweetest personalized drawings made of each bridesmaid to give as a gift. 

From the Bride… What did you envision your wedding being prior to planning? Honestly I didn’t really have a vision of what I wanted it to look like. I did know a few things. I wanted it to be my closest friends and family. We were able to keep it to around 80 people! I always knew I wanted my brother to officiate. He was hilarious, heartfelt, and knows us so well. I definitely lucked out having the most amazing photographer as a sister. It was a relaxed family affair and that’s exactly what I was hoping for.

What was your color palette and your style vision? I am gold obsessed! So there were small touches of gold everywhere. I had a glam theme for my bridesmaid so there were hints of gold, blush, and even some florals mixed in.

What unique elements or DIY details did you include? I wanted to get my girls something different. I must have scoured Etsy for months. I ended up coming across an artist (Reani) who does custom portraits. After going back and forth about the details she NAILED it. I framed each portrait and had it waiting for the girls when they arrived at the house. I thought they turned out so cute and captured everyone’s personality perfectly.

What was your favorite moment? Your favorite crafted detail? Well, we ended up having about a 30 minute rain delay before the outdoor ceremony. Yes outdoor. Everyone kept walking into my room with these worried faces. We decided to wait out the rain. It actually was a blessing in disguise because we all cheered when the rain stop and when we started our vows the sky parted and the sun came out. We ended up having even better photos because of the rain!

Tell us about your flowers, your gown, your favors, your cake etc.? We could not have picked a better florist. I know absolutely nothing about flowers so I put all of my faith in Jami at Posies Florals. She killed it! I couldn’t tell you the name of one flower, but from my bouquet to my dog’s collar it was gorgeous!

My gown was a bit of a debacle to say the least. The dress I ordered originally, showed up in a different material! I had around 3 weeks to find something new. I ended up ordering a gorgeous Sarah Seven skirt that I paired with a lace Rue De Seine top. The blush colored piece I wore underneath I purchased from Free People the day before the wedding! As crazy as that sounds I am so happy my original did not work out because I loved the look and I even ordered a glam Sarah Seven top to change into for the reception.

What is one piece of advice that you could give brides to be? You know we are WOMEN! We tend to worry about the tiniest of details. My friend gave me the best advice going into the planning process. She said worry every day if you have to about details, about weather, about anything. But when your rehearsal day starts, you are not allowed to worry about one single thing. If something goes wrong it doesn’t matter, just enjoy and live in the memories of that day. I took her advice and am so glad that I did.

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Photography: Paige Jones | Cinematography: Paige Jones | Event Planning: Sitting In A Tree | Floral Design: Posies Floral | Wedding Dress: Ru De Seine | Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven | Invitations: Studio BDR | Catering: Mustache Pretzels | Calligraphy: Miss Multee | DJ: Austin Hendrix Productions | Venue: Palm Lake Oasis | Desserts: Ruze Cake House | Table Runner: Studio BDR

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Organic Something Blue Wedding Inspiration

If I were to re-do my Fourth of July wedding weekend, this is what I’d do. A day loaded with rich reds and something blues as far as the eye can see. It’s how you take a traditional red rose and give it a fresh, elegant spin, and how a blue cake can steal the show. Planned and designed by LVL Weddings & Events, I’m ready to pin every steal-worthy moment captured by Rachel Solomon in THE VAULT.

From Rachel SolomonInspired by the bride’s “something blue,” planner LVL Weddings & Events created an elegant, organic and romantic shoot, incorporating muted shades of navy and blues throughout the decor and color palette. From the bride’s shoes, to the groom’s navy tux, to the specialty linen napkins and tinted glassware, just the right touch of blue is sprinkled in to create rich wedding inspiration with depth and color. The Country Club at DC Ranch is the perfect setting for our European styling, complete with trailing vines, arches, and covered walkways. The darker hues of the bouquets and centerpieces add dimension.

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Photography: Rachel Solomon Photography | Event Planning: LVL Weddings & Events | Event Planning: Merren Events | Floral Design: Carte Blanche Design | Wedding Dress: Jenny Yoo | Cake: a BakeShop | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Hair + Makeup: Jessica Fierro | Invitations + Calligraphy: Jenny Sanders | Groom's Attire: Brother's Tailors | Venue: The Country Club at DC Ranch | Hair Accessories: Lillian Lottie Couture | Linen Rentals: Mod Mix Studio | Ribbon: FrouFrou Chic | Ring Box: The Mrs Box | Specialty Rentals: Fancy Lou

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