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Fate Brought These Two Together – And They Celebrated With Fireworks!

They attended the same high school and college, but never met until post graduation, when both were in Chicago. With the groom’s brother playing matchmaker, it all came together and before they knew it, they were saying “I do” back where it all could have started, in Tucson, Arizona. And back at their hometown, they celebrated in a BIG way – with Black Sheep Filmworks capturing the chic style, the sweet kisses and even the fireworks! See it all right this way!

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From Black Sheep FilmworksOh, Annie and Sean…so swoon-worthy! From that incredible Monique Lhuillier wedding gown, to those red-soled Christian Louboutin’s for BOTH bride and groom, to suspended floral rings to FIREWORKS, Annie and Sean had one of the most chock full of “eye candy” weddings ever.

Annie and Sean both grew up in Tucson, attended Sabino High School, and the University of Arizona… and NEVER met each other! They both moved to Chicago after graduating from the U of A and it was Sean’s brother that introduced them. Sean stated that he was “Going to marry that girl” after their first date, so obviously, fate finally stepped in and these two gorgeous Tucson lovebirds finally found each other!

Love letters that Annie and Sean had written to each other were opened on the day, and read aloud, privately. This was incorporated into their highlight film, as per Annie’s request, and it really connects you to their love story. Not only are they beautiful, with great style, but they are “Oh-SO” in love. Their family and friends (close to 250 of them!) came from all across the globe to take part in this soirée.

Special touches filled Annie and Sean’s wedding. From red soled Christian Louboutin’s for both bride and groom, to the placement of a Mexican lasso during the ceremony, to a wishing tree instead of a guest book, no detail was overlooked. Sean even surprised Annie with fireworks during the reception. This was truly a gorgeous, spicy, “beaming smile” wedding… Bravo, Annie and Sean!!!

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Photography: Willo Art Photography | Cinematography: Black Sheep Filmworks | Event Design: Frostings Event Design & Rental | Event Planning: Sylvia Drew | Floral Design: In Full Bloom Floral Studio | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Hair + Makeup: I Do Hair & Makeup Artistry | Musicians: Tesoro | Rentals: Frostings Event Design & Rental

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All out Glamour in the Desert

Blushing hues and desert views are just a few of the things that make up this glamorous wedding day. And with the most classic ballroom setting, take your breath away portraits and a team of rockstar vendors including design by Meagan Crain, florals by Silvia Diaz and Elyse Hall Photography, you can only imagine how gorgeous this vault of images is.

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Tyler and Ryan were married in Tyler’s hometown of Tucson, Arizona. They wanted to pay homage to her desert roots while keeping the wedding design itself classic and elegant. The ceremony was set against the beautiful backdrop of the Santa Catalina Mountains and desert landscape surrounding the Westin La Paloma. The ceremony was officiant by a dear friend of the groom. The ballroom was transformed with white drape and blush uplighting, soft and simple floral arrangements in white and blush and small gold embellishments. What really made this wedding was the people. The bride and groom’s number one priority was to really enjoy their family and friends. Their dear friend officiated the wedding; they fully embraced long, beautiful toasts by those that love them the most; their dance floor was packed until the very last moment. It was so clear how loved these two are and how excited their guests were to celebrate with them.

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Blush, champagne and rose gold wedding invitations
Personalized wedding logo/monogram that set the classic wedding tone and added some desert flare
Fan programs to keep guests cool in the warm Arizona fun

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Photography: Elyse Hall Photography | Event Planning: Meagan Crain, M.C. Weddings & Events | Floral Design: Silvia Diaz | Cake: Sweet Creations | Invitations: Brie Dumais Designs | Hair & Makeup: Heather Van Houten | Lighting: Satyr Entertainment | Entertainment: Lucky Devils Band | Hotel: Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa | Draping: Frostings Event Design & Rental | Rentals: Red Diamond Rentals

Color + Style Combine For This Vibrant Desert Wedding

Is there such a thing as a wedding crush? Because if my feelings for this colorful celebration are any indication, then there absolutely is because I’m swooning. Captured by Elyse Hall at the strikingly beautiful Tanque Verde Guest Ranch, it’s an affair that I’m not soon to forget. See it all in our Vault right this way and get ready to “Favorite” this beauty to come back to over and over again.

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From the couple… When we were discussing where we would want to have our wedding, both of us agreed that the desert in either spring or fall would be perfect for us, because Shannon was born and raised in Tucson, AZ. We did not have to look long before we found the Tanque Verde Guest Ranch (TVR) – which is a dude ranch and western horseback riding property. It was striking to us how perfectly at home we felt out in this desolate area of the Saguaro National Desert and we fell deeper in love with each other as we fell in love with the Tanque Verde Ranch and all its inhabitants, we knew it was the place for us. As for the actually wedding, the entire weekend was about saying yes: to our commitment to one another, to our devotion to all of our friends and family, to celebration and fun, to challenges and conflict, to abundance and growth, and most of all, to love.

For us, our wedding was about meaningful ceremony, ritual, community and most of all, celebration. Every single component of our weekend was purposeful and reflective of our vibrant life we share together in western Massachusetts.

We hired Sam from Imoni Events as our wedding planner extraordinaire and it was, hands down, the best decision we made – other than the one to marry each other. We did a lot of shopping around for planners and assumed, as queer people, that we would need a planner from New York or LA who could both get our vision and taste and also treat us right as queer people getting married in Arizona. We immediately felt comfortable with Sam and the amazing partners she recommended for us!

The entire 16-month experience of working with her and her team of vendors was an absolute delight. With her help, we connected with the amazing Elyse Hall Photography, phenomenal floral designers Atelier de LaFleur and our wonderful stationer, Celebrations In Paper. Together, along with the exceptional event coordinators and staff at TVR, they completely captured our vision and brought our wildest dreams to life! We felt their passion and their talent erupted on the wedding day and after, with our stunning wedding photographs! In the end, our instinct to get married in the desert was the most perfect cosmic decision. We had the best weekend of our lives!

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Photography: Elyse Hall Photography | Event Planning: Imoni Events | Floral Design: Atelier De LaFleur | Cupcakes: Nadine's Bakery | Stationery: Celebrations in Paper | Hair + Makeup: Heather Van Houten | DJ: DJ Hermilo Guzman | Ceremony Music: Naim Amor | Venue: Tanque Verde Guest Ranch | Crest Design: Bird Black | Napkins: Wildflower Linen

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