A Modern Desert With a White Monochromatic Palette
June 14, 2016
Al FrescoLodgeOutdoor Weddings
This celebration is everything. Reason being? It's got a little something for everyone. A floral filled ceremony dreamed up by Victoria Canada Weddings & Events. A stunning Bride. An awesome ceremony sign. We've got all that and more (like those Wildflower Linens) and it's all thanks to the love that Scott and Corey share. Elyse Hall Photography captured their best. day. ever. and we've got it all in The Vault!
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From Victoria Canada Weddings And Events...I met Corey while planning her sister's wedding so when Corey got engaged I was thrilled to be asked to join their wedding planning team! Scott proposed to Corey in Santa Barbara and that really drove the feel of the event. El Chorro Lodge is nestled in Paradise Valley, Arizona and has a distinct Spanish feel. Corey and Scott wanted their wedding to be beautiful but relaxed. This also exemplified them as a couple. They were always so warm and friendly, every vendor fell in love with them!

The ceremony floral was nicknamed the "hug" because the floral piece had a rounded effect. In essence it felt like they were being hugged with flowers. It was the perfect space for them to say their vows handwritten in custom books as keepsakes.

The Reception was draped in a sheer drape that was a ballet slipper pink. Gobos were layered onto the ceiling to provide light and ambiance. Delicate floral was hung from the existing trio of chandeliers as well as added to the space with other crystal pieces. The entire atmosphere was light and bright but warm and romantic. There was a subtle beauty to the wedding that still felt special and glamorous. This was evident from the gorgeous wedding dress with illusion details to her white Christian Louboutin heels.

From The Bride + Groom...Scott a Michigan native and Corey a long way from her home in Arizona met in Biology class while both studying Kinesiology at the University of Michigan. Corey was a member of the Michigan Dance Team and Scott was a member of the football team. They began dating in 2009 and have spent a portion of everyday of these last 6 years together ever since. They currently reside in Scottsdale, Arizona with their 1 year old Golden Retriever, Chesney. Corey will graduate Medical School in May 2016, and Scott works for EXOS, a leader in human performance.

Scott and Corey chose The Historic El Chorro Lodge for their wedding venue for the stunning views of Camelback Mountain and the rustic/intimate feel of the reception space. It doesn’t hurt that the food and service is first class and absolutely incredible. Corey wanted to go with a monochromatic white “desert beach” theme. It was a requirement for the decor to include overwhelming amounts of floral and Petal Pusher delivered! The esthetic very much represented them as a couple; romantic, soft, elegant, and easy. They wanted our guests to be comfortable, enjoy great food and drinks, and dance all night to an amazing band. After almost 2 years of planning the team of vendors led by Victoria Canada provided just that and more and the compliment of the night was “you look so relaxed”, exactly what they hoped their guests would say! The whole day came and went as if it were a dream, and as Scott and Corey exclaimed, "we only wish we could do it all over again!"


Photography: Elyse Hall Photography | Cinematography: No Box Films | Floral Design: Petal Pusher | Wedding Dress: Jacinda Gown By Watters | Cake: La Dolce Pesca | Invitations: Celebrations in Paper | Bride's Shoes: Louboutin | Makeup: Courtney Montes And Oscar Andujo | Hair: Emily Lopez | Lighting:Karma Event Lighting | Band: The JJ's Band | Officiant: Matt Nathanson | Ceremony Music: String Serenade | Venue: El Chorro | Bridal Boutique: Mariée | Cocktail Hour Music: Applause Production And Entertainment | Drapes: Quest Drape | Event Styling + Coordination: Victoria Canada Weddings and Events | Linen Rentals: Wildflower Linen | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals