Arizona Wedding by Angelina Rose Photography
January 26, 2011

Backyard weddings just have a special little place in my heart. They are darling and oh so personal. This couple chose the picturesque Windmill Winery to serve as their "backyard", and lucky for them, Angelina of Angelina Rose Photography was there to capture all the little details that make backyard weddings so fabulous (including those adorable bird house favors!).  There of course is more darling to see, so be sure to check out the full gallery.






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From Angela of Angela Rose Photography...When I first met with Sarah, she described her ideal wedding to me as romantic, rustic, and whimsy with the feeling of a backyard DIY wedding.Originally having plans to wed in Savannah, GA, Sarah realized that her budget for the wedding just wouldn't allow for a destination wedding so she and her husband, Richard, decided it would be best to stay in Arizona and have immediate family and friends fly in to attend the ceremony and reception. Sarah and RJ could not have picked a more beautiful location than the Windmill Winery in Florence, AZ to host their ceremony and reception. Keeping with their backyard details, they chose a spot within the winery that had never been previously used to exchange vows.

A lot of the details that went into their day were items already on the farm: reused and recycled. Being on a budget and having an obsession with DIY projects, Sarah and the in-house designer at Windmill Winery, Jenny Williams, collaborated on bringing in the finishing touches. Mason jar luminaries lined the walkways and were used as part of the bird candelabra centerpieces. Small, wooden birdhouse favors personally painted by the bride were part of each table setting as well as hand-crafted burlap table runners. Hay bales with colorful, old towels surrounded the bonfire for smores instead of doing a cake cutting. With the rustic colors of the barn, old charm of the winery, hand-crafted accessories, and down-to-earth, laid back ambiance, Sarah and RJ had the perfect backyard wedding. Exactly how they had envisioned it.


Photographer: Angelina Rose Photography / Second Photographer: Larry Reeves / Event Design, Florals & Planning: Jenny Williams of Windmill Winery / Ceremony & Reception Location: Windmill Winery / Menus: Bride / Dress: / Music: Ramzy Saba / Caterer: AZ Inspirations Catering