Inspired by the Arizona landscape, Alli and Josh’s al fresco celebration held in the Country Club at DC Ranch exudes effortless style. The key? A warm, copper palette carried through from the stationery to the floral vessels, plus plenty of succulents expertly incorporated throughout the day by Butterfly Petals. If you’re loving the copper craze as much as we are, head to the Vault to see all the snaps of this desert vibe wedding, captured by Melissa Jill Photography.
From Melissa Jill Photography… After two years of spending all of their time off traveling to friends’ weddings, Alli and Josh needed a break! When they finally had a chance to take a real vacation together, they made it count – they took a glorious trip to Belize! Unfortunately, they weren’t the only ones enjoying the beauty of Belize, and though they tried for several days to find a pier where they could be alone to enjoy the view, other people were always around. So when they finally came across a pier with no one in sight one day after breakfast, they were thrilled! They relaxed on the end of the pier, feet dangling over the side, and admired the crystal clear water and blue sky. Josh decided to take advantage of the opportunity. After a lot of conversation and one excited fish sighting, Josh took a deep breath and looked over at Alli. Surrounded by the beauty of the Caribbean and holding a tiny box in his hand, he said, “I wouldn’t change anything about this trip…except to have you as my wife.”
For their wedding style, Josh and Alli drew inspiration from the Arizona desert, creating a clean, modern look with succulents and touches of copper. The Country Club at DC Ranch offered a beautiful desert backdrop for the ceremony, where large succulents in metallic containers lined the aisle. A wooden arch draped in flowers, and gauzy white fabric lent an air of romance. The reception was held outdoors in a charming stone courtyard, where the copper tones of the flatware and centerpieces reflected the warmth of the Arizona sun. The guests dined and danced under the stars.
It was a dream come true to photograph Josh and Alli’s wedding! Not only are they incredible people in their own right, but I photographed Alli’s sister’s wedding nine years ago. It’s such a blessing to connect with a family again and again over the years!
Photography: Melissa Jill Photography | Floral Design: Butterfly Petals | Wedding Dress: Madison James | Cake: Classic Cakes | Makeup: Glam Doll | Hair: Stephanie Meyer w/ Salon Spectrum | DJ: Ray The DJ | Venue: The Country Club At DC Ranch | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals