Al Fresco Scottsdale Wedding + Stunning Two-Piece Dress
February 26, 2016
Al FrescoBallroom WeddingsOutdoor Weddings
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 Photography...Caitlin 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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