Majestic mountain views and darling details make this Arizona wedding a must-see. Imoni Events planned a picture-perfect day in shades of white, cream, blush, and black, and Lux Florist brought our couple’s Big Day dreams to life with fabulous florals from the ceremony to overhead on the reception dance floor. The love of the day is artfully captured in the elegant imagery by Rachel Solomon Photography, visit the full gallery for a closer look at all the lovely.
From the bride… Kevin and I dated for about 7 years before he proposed to me down in Cabo on a romantic sunset cruise! While Kevin and I are born and raised in Kansas City, we both enjoy the climate, beauty (and golf) in the Scottsdale, AZ area. We knew we wanted to keep our wedding intimate, and both always dreamed of a destination wedding, so Scottsdale it was! Scottsdale holds so many amazing venues, however, we absolutely fell in LOVE with El Chorro in Paradise Valley and their gorgeous event lawn. It was everything we were looking for: a breathtaking background and setting with Camelback Mountain, the ability to have the ceremony and dinner outdoors, and still plenty of gorgeous space indoors for dancing, drinks, and dessert! Being that this was a destination wedding for us, a wedding planner was a must, and I could not have done any of this without Jenni Thye and her team at Imoni Events. Jenni began by asking for words to describe the wedding we envisioned, and it was simple: dreamy, romantic, elegant, comfortable, and breathtaking. I’ve always thought Coco Chanel said it well, “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”
With the help of Imoni Events, our color scheme came to be whites, champagne, black, and a very light/soft blush that looked “dreamy” against the desert and mountain setting. We worked with the ever-talented Cynthia at Lux Florist who made my floral vision come to life. Tall and full arrangements of flowers in the setting for the ceremony carried over to the table centerpieces. They were stunning atop the romantic lace “White Anita” overlay with “Latte Satin” underlays from Nuage Designs. The evening then transitioned inside to a fun, hip, elegant, and comfortable feel for the dancing, drinks, and dessert! The black, blush and champagne colors came to life there, especially with the black and white checkered dance floor that highlighted our choreographed first dance together (I was a dancer and dance teacher), along with a greenery-filled ceiling and gorgeous floral chandelier! Our dog, Stella, even got some time in with “Stella’s Signature Cocktails” thanks to Heidi at Idieh Design who put together a perfect cocktail sign featuring Stella.
Everything came together so beautifully, and I am forever grateful for how Rachel Solomon Photography captured the day perfectly for us to remember every detail. The entire day and evening were absolutely breathtaking, everything I had ever dreamed of and more! We were beyond grateful for the amazing support of our families and friends, all traveling near and far to be there with us. The special evening was all made possible because of the direction and guidance of so many wonderful vendors, who all saw my vision and made it a reality! This wedding dream team carried out every one of our envisioned details impeccably, and truly made our evening a dream come true!
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Photography: Rachel Solomon Photography | Cinematography: Something New Media | Event Planning: Imoni Events | Floral Design: LUX Wedding Florsists | Gown: Madi lane | Cake: Ruze Cake House | Invitations: Idieh Design | Reception Venue: El Chorro | Shoes: Stuart Weitzman | Bridesmaids' Dresses: SHow Me Your Mumu | Makeup: Make up by Amanda | Hair: Pin and Primp | Band: Neon | Groom's Attire: Ted Baker | Groomsmen's Attire: The Black Tux | Ceremony Music: Sweetwater Strings | Beer Burro: Walking M Farms | Cigar Bar: Fumar Cigar | Cocktail & Dinner Music: Obadiah Parker | Gown Boutique: The One Bridal | Linens: Nuage Designs | Rentals: Event Rents- Phoenix | Rentals: Prim Rentals