One thing the pandemic brought in spades is the art of perseverance. For this couple the third time planning their wedding was the charm, and oh how charming the wedding turned out to be! Mandy Marie Creative planned an intimate day filled with warm neutrals that has stolen our hearts. Floral design by Bloom & Blueprint is as romantic as it as mesmerizing. You can feel the joy of the day artfully captured in the imagery by Mary Claire Photography, see every meaningful moment inside the full gallery.
From Mandy Marie Creative… The third time was the charm for this beautiful “Covid-Wedding” couple! As the story goes, Megan and Duane originally planned for a vineyard wedding in northern California at the beginning of 2020. Eventually, the family decided to move the celebration to their home in Paradise Valley to allow a bit more control over their celebration. Yet, they didn’t want to lose the aesthetic of the original Napa Valley vineyard-style venue. From the arched entryways to the exquisite courtyard and water feature, Megan and Duane’s Vineyard-inspired residence in Paradise Valley, Arizona, made for the perfect location for the couple to say their long-awaited “I do’s” on a perfectly sunny and warm November day. To complement the Tuscan architectural details, the Mandy Marie Creative team developed a warm, modern, and intimate wedding design concept that left this couple (and family) in awe.
Picture warm neutrals with a touch of blush and mixed metal accents. The couple wanted to utilize both the front and back of the home so that each portion of the event felt intentional. They started the celebration in a large yard where the ceremony took place before moving near the resort-style pool in the back yard for cocktail hour. Next, guests were guided into a courtyard dinner space, where a clean-lined tablescape with 3000+ feet of hanging greenery (like Beaulieu Gardens, only more significant) waited for them. Guests enjoyed wine pairings with a four-course meal underneath a canopy of twinkle lights and greenery surrounding a forty-foot-long water fountain.
After dinner, guests were escorted to the backyard for cake-cutting and dancing. The monogrammed dance floor was built over a custom sub-floor that leveled out a 15′ deep retaining lawn. Intentionally using this last space was important to Megan and Duane so they could enjoy an epic dance party late into the evening! Perhaps the most impressive part of this design was the three-hundred and fifty floating orbs that hung directly over the dance floor, backed by a beautiful stage with three floral arches. Guests walked away with heels in hand, sharing their dance party and overall experience left a highly memorable experience. There were so many moments of surprise and delight, from the Beaulieu-style hanging gardens at dinner to the pyrotechnics to the surprise father-daughter dance. Megan and Duane’s wedding was undoubtedly worth the wait!
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