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This Classic Scottsdale Wedding Is Full Of Custom Details

Timeless, classic, and oh-so-fun- this Scottsdale celebration is everything we love about weddings. Carefully curated by Revel Wedding Company, and filled with fantastic flowers designed by LUX Wedding Florsists, you’re sure to be inspired. Elyse Hall Photography magically captures the moments in her artful photography, be sure to see it all inside the full gallery.

From Elyse Hall PhotographyRyan and Paige met in 2011. After 10 years sharing their love for each other and their love of great food, family, and friends; Ryan proposed in December of 2020. The couple wanted to host a wedding where their closest friends and family could be together and celebrate for the entire weekend: a party for all as much as a celebration of their vows. The Royal Palms was the perfect venue – a small, intimate, and boutique style hotel where all of their guests could stay and enjoy the Arizona winter weather. New Year’s Eve was the perfect date for a chic and sophisticated blacktie ceremony. Paige wore a beaded Netta Benshabu gown with a custom designed veil. Ryan wore a Ralph Lauren, Purple Label Tuxedo.

The vision of this wedding was to keep the decor simple and sophisticated with black and white accents with hints of green. The ceremony and reception was designed by Lux Florist and Revel Wedding Co. The aisle was lined with candles and topped off with a beautiful arrangement woven into the archway in the Palmera Salon Patio. The reception candelabras and greenery on the tables were perfect complements to create an elegant evening.

Originally the wedding was planned for an outdoor sunset ceremony with dinner and dancing under the stars. However, the Arizona weather had other plans and the forecast called for rain. With the help of the entire wedding planning team, a last minute pivot was made to move the festivities into the Palmera salon which enhanced the European architecture and beauty of the ceremony. It ended up being one of the most incredible settings for this perfect day, and the overcast weather provided a perfect backdrop captured by Elyse Hall Photography. The reception featured two musical elements; The Lucky Devils band played for the dancing and dinner while the night transitioned into the New Years Eve wedding party with Desert House Productions as the DJ. The cake was created by A Bake Shop and featured sequin fondant to add a touch of glam.

Photography: Elyse Hall Photography | Event Planning: Revel Wedding Company | Floral Design: LUX Wedding Florsists | Cake: A Bake Shop | Invitations: Celebrations in Paper | Band: Lucky Devils Band | Wedding Venue: Royal Palms Resort | Beauty: Hvh Artists | Beauty: Lillian Fogel | Rentals: Event Rents- Phoenix | Rentals: Prim Rentals | Rentals: BBJ La Tavola

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A Chic Black And White Arizona Desert Wedding

A modern aesthetic in black and white meets the Arizona desert for this stunning celebration.  Kaleb Norman James Design carefully curated chic details for the day, like an outdoor ceremony underneath crystal chandeliers, and filled every inch with utterly romantic blooms.  Each image captured by O’Malley Photographers is more stunning than the last.  Enjoy every second inside the full gallery.

From O’Malley PhotographersMaddie and Cade wanted to invite their friends and family, who largely reside throughout the Pacific Northwest to one of their favorite places, the Arizona desert, to exchange their vows. From the sweeping views of Camelback mountain to the lush gardens and incredible sticky buns, they knew El Chorro was the perfect spot for them.

Maddie’s vision was a blending of classic wedding looks- sparkling chandeliers, a crisp black and white color palette, lush white floral, but contrasted with modern accents- sleek black chairs, statement escort display, and pattern play in her place settings. A big focus of the event went into the tent structure, affording guests some relief from the direct sun and heat, but also creating a stunning design element, allowing for both shade and a series of oversized chandeliers overhead.

The tent was constructed at double its usual height to ensure the gorgeous mountain range wasn’t blocked, acting as the ultimate ceremony backdrop. From there the focus really went into the details, from the luxuriously appointed paper goods with blind embossed accents to the tablescape full of glittering candles, architectural floral arrangements, and the uniquely appointed place settings featuring tortoise flatware & contrasting china.

Photography: O'Malley Photographers | Videography: Our Story Creative | Event Design: Kaleb Norman James Design | Event Planning: Kaleb Norman James Design | Floral Design: Kaleb Norman James Design | Wedding Dress: The Dress Theory | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Cake: Love and Cake | Stationary: Grey and Cake | Ceremony Venue: El Chorro | Reception Venue: El Chorro | DJ: Desert House Productions | Groom's Attire: Peter Millar | Venue: El Chorro | Linens: BBJ La Tavola | Rentals: Casa de Perrin | Rentals: Prim | Tent & Lighting: Bright Event Rentals

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Garden Wedding at Four Seasons Scottsdale Complete With 5 Epic Floral Arches

Walking down the aisle to marry your soulmate, is one of the most memorable walks you’ll ever take, but imagine walking down the aisle under 5 stunning floral arches? Imoni Events created this dream-like ceremony at the Four Seasons Scottsdale with Carte Blanche for this bride and groom and (in only 90 minutes!) transformed everything for the reception, which felt like you walked into a secret garden. With heartfelt moments around every corner, Elyse Hall Photography captured all of the love at this garden desert day. See the full gallery and read on to hear all about the couple’s meaningful rehearsal dinner and western welcome party!

From Elyse Hall Photography… Kharissa and Rob kicked off their wedding weekend with an intimate rehearsal dinner hosted on the patio of Talavara at Four Seasons Scottsdale. We incorporate moon lanterns as a nod to Kharissa’s grandparent’s wedding.

They had moon lanterns all throughout their reception and we thought it would be fun to incorporate those throughout the dinner with their closest friends and family. We also had custom menus made for each place setting that shared the love stories of their grandparents and parents since all six couples are still married.

Following the rehearsal dinner was their western welcome party hosted in Proof at Four Seasons Scottsdale. They welcomed their guests with prickly pear margaritas and live country music. They also served a variety of southern inspired food as a nod to Nashville, where they are currently living.

The wedding day was full of love, flowers, and heartfelt moments. The ceremony consisted of 5 arches that Kharissa and her father walked down to marry the love of her life. We then flipped the ceremony space into the dinner in 90 minutes. We moved all of the arches, added lighting, and created the head table of their dreams. We incorporated their adorable pup throughout the wedding day on the signature drink and a few pillows for the lounges. We ended the night with a surprise birthday cake, sparklers, and the band singing happy birthday for the groom’s 30th birthday at midnight.

Photography: Elyse Hall Photography | Event Planning: Imoni Events | Floral Design: Carte Blanche | Wedding Dress: Carolina Herrera | Wedding Dress: Galia Lahav | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid | Groom's Attire: Emporio Armani chez Numeriks Access | Groomsmen's Attire: Nordstrom | Wedding Venue: Westlake Village Four Seasons | Draping and Lighting: Divinity Lighting | Entertainment For Wedding Day: Gold Coast All Stars | Entertainment For Welcome Party: Western Bred | Escort Card Display: The Details Duo - Custom Escort Display/Photo Backdrop/Cards | Glam Squad: Mischief Makeup AZ | Glam Squad: Pin and Primp | Linens: Nuage Designs | Paper Goods: Victoria York Design | Photobooth: Mir Mir | Rentals: Prim Rentals | Rentals: Event Rents- Phoenix

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This Inspiration Shoot Is Proof That Love Can Conquer All

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade! This inspiration shoot is proof that your destination wedding plans can still be brought to life in your own backyard. Outstanding Occasions planned a day that demonstrated that no matter the circumstances you can create beauty anywhere. From the hand-tied bouquets that also served as guests’ escort cards to custom floral drinks, each detail feels intentional and special. LUX Wedding Florists filled the day with fabulous flowers, and Elyse Hall Photography artfully told a story of love overcoming all in her imagery. See it all in the full gallery.

From Elyse Hall PhotographyAt a time when most couples couldn’t wrap their head around revisioning, the plans of what once was to what now could be, we felt the need to show how truly beautiful and celebratory an intimate wedding can be. So from the desire of celebrating beauty, diversity, intimacy, and love came our styled shoot vision.

The design vision for this shoot was to feel like a soft and romantic outdoor celebration that had layers of classic, whimsy, and romance. Each detail was carefully selected to play a nod to European details and textiles while still feeling fresh and modern with monochromatic color schemes.

The tablescape was set in monochromatic linens and plate ware with vintage style flatware rounding out each place setting allowing the soft whimsical blush floral to stand out amongst the romantic candles. We hand-selected a beautiful real couple and group of diverse extras to showcase in the shoot to show that not all weddings fit into the same mold, and different is even more beautiful.

Photography: Elyse Hall Photography | Event Planning: Outstanding Occasions | Floral Design: LUX Wedding Florsists | Dress: Schaffers Bridal | Invitations: Victoria York Design | Reception Venue: Royal Palms Resort | make up: Hvh Artists | Linen: La Tavola | Rentals: Prim Rentals | Video: Love Story Films

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This Citrus Colored Country Club Wedding Is Sure To Steal Your Heart

Hues of orange, coral, tangerine, and peach delight at this Scottsdale wedding full of citrus charm. College sweethearts Cooper and Nicolle turned to Soiree Events Chicago to make their wildest wedding dreams a reality. The goal was to host friends and family at a destination wedding filled with special touches along the way, and from the ceremony set against the mountains to the reception filled with bright and enchantingly beautiful blooms by Mint Green Designs the couple did just that. Every joyful moment was lovingly captured in the elegant imagery by Elyse Hall Photography. Visit the full gallery to take a sip of sunshine.

From the bride… We met during a school competition last semester of our senior year in college. It only seemed meant to be as we met and fell in love doing what we loved most, design and construction, and being surrounded by some of our best friends.

After moving to different cities we stayed together and traveled long distance for two years and it was all very worth it and made us grow even closer. This was where Scottsdale, AZ became very special to us because we’d spend many weekends and holidays here together in the interim.

The main priority for us was to have our closest friends and family present, especially with what was still going on in the world at this time. To make it easy for everyone to travel to the destination and feel at ease for the evening. Our wedding vendors did just that! It all came together seamlessly with the help of our vendors making our vision into a reality.

Photography: Elyse Hall Photography | Event Planning: Soiree Weddings & Events | Floral Design: Mint green Designs | Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander | Cake: Ruze Cake House | Shoes: Valentino | Make up: Make up & Glow by Whitney | Hair: Candice Davis | Band: WJC Music LLC | Country Club: The Country Club At Dc Ranch | Detachable skirt: Crystal Design | Linen: BBJ La Tavola | Video: Sarah Palik Photography and Videography

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Fashionistas Will Love The Chic Details and Bow-Accented Gown of These College Sweethearts’ Modern Affair!

These two college sweethearts tied the knot —  with a pretty bow! Nobody can object that the most Vogue-worthy part of this modern occasion was the bride’s blush Alexia Maria gown, accented with a dramatic bow (which Elle Woods would totally wear to her wedding)! George Abrams Events expertly styled Maggie & Trent’s affair at the Royal Palms Resort with a palette of pinks, blues, and white, juxtaposing sleek table settings with the blooming beauty of Floral Bella’s arrangements. Fashionistas — find all the style savvy wedding inspiration you need in the full gallery, chicly captured by Elyse Hall Photography.

From the Bride… Our love story began at the University of Arizona (Bear Down!), where we were college athletes on the men’s and women’s tennis teams. Trent is from Cape Town, South Africa, and I (Maggie) am from Phoenix, Arizona. We would’ve never crossed paths if it weren’t for the game of tennis that brought us both to Tucson. We met on the very first day of school and instantly knew that we both felt a feeling that neither had ever felt before. 

We would do anything to see each other, even if it meant occasionally skipping class so that we could spend even a few minutes together. Falling in love with each other was undeniably one of the best feelings in the world. After graduation, we were both fortunate enough to land jobs in Phoenix, where we took the next step and moved in together. 

A couple of months after our move, Trent planned an elaborate surprise proposal involving my family and coworkers, which involved him surprising me in my special education preschool classroom where I teach while my family and friends hid in the room. On the morning of our third anniversary, I was utterly shocked when I opened the door to find him down on one knee in my classroom and asking me to spend the rest of my life with him. 

And my shock only doubled when my whole entire family and my best friend, who flew in for the occasion from Chicago, hopped out from behind cubbies to celebrate us right away. It was truly the most memorable moment of our lives. After almost two years of waiting and three date changes, we were finally able to have the wedding of our dreams, and it was absolutely worth it!

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Photography: Elyse Hall Photography | Videography: Good Vibe Media | Wedding Planner: George Abrams Events. | Floral Design: Flora Bella AZ | Wedding Dress: Alexia Maria | Cake: A Bake Shop | Invitations: The Paper Place | Invitations: Oblations Paper | Jewelry: Cartier | Hotel: Royal Palms Resort | Reception Music: The JJ's Band | Rentals: Cre8ive Event Rentals

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This Stunning Desert Wedding Is Filled With Dreamy Details

Say hello to the dreamiest of desert weddings set in Arizona against Camelback Mountain. Revel Wedding Company coordinated a day that will be forever held in the hearts and minds of our couple Tara and Tanner. Beautiful scenery, seasonal cuisine, and an abundance of romantic blooms designed by The Flower Studio combine to create the most magical of wedding days. The love shines in the artful imagery by Kelly Hornberger Photography. Make sure to visit the full gallery for a closer look at all the fun.

From Kelly Hornberger PhotographyTara and Tanner are two Americans living and loving life in London who happened to meet on an app and then realized they went to the same church together. After dating for 2 years and surviving an intense COVID lockdown in London together, Tanner jumped at the chance to propose on a trip to the Scottish Highlands.

From the beginning, they knew they wanted a wedding in Arizona and that it would be a challenge to plan a destination wedding during a pandemic. They chose to have the wedding at El Chorro to give their traveling guests the ultimate Arizona experience with the stunning desert, delicious fun food, and perfect weather!

Tanner’s parents are flower farmers and blew everyone away with the gorgeous florals. A big highlight of the night was the beer burro who brought smiles to guests’ faces and kept it to the Arizona theme.

Photography: Kelly Hornberger Photography | Videography: Simply Cinema | Coordination: Revel Wedding Company | Floral Design: The Flower Studio | Wedding Dress: Caroline Castigliano | Cake: 21 Cakes | Stationery: Minted | Shoes: Bella Belle | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Azazie | Hair and Makeup: OneThreeArtistry | Suit: Suitsupply | Transportation: Ollie The Trolley | Wedding Venue: El Chorro | Bar: Beer Burro | Musician: Obadiah Parker

For These Two Desert Dwellers, the Third Time Was the Charm!

For Emily and Vik, it turns out that third times the charm. The couple had their wedding day rescheduled twice due to Covid-19, but with the help of a powerhouse team of vendors, their third attempt turned into the stuff wedding dreams are made of. Imoni Events saved the day with unparalleled service and the ability to pull things together at the drop of a hat. Beautiful blooms by The Flower Studio in shades of cream, white, and blush make the day feel as if you’re walking through a dream. Images by Rachel Solomon will have you thinking you’re at the wedding itself celebrating with the happy couple. Be sure to check out all the beauty inside the full gallery.

From the bride… Third times the charm, our wedding was planned and rescheduled twice before we were wed on September 26, 2020. That is why I say Jenni Thye of Imoni Events was our lifesaver and therapist, she kept us calm and used her resources to find us another venue that same day our second venue canceled on us.

Throughout our planning we wanted to work off of the desert theme and picked blush pink, white, and natural desert shades as our wedding colors. We wanted our ceremony and reception to be the stars of the show and our vendors did an amazing job to accomplish that.

The wedding planning process wasn’t anything that we had originally thought it was going to be but it was the most magical and amazing day for Vik and I. It could have never been accomplished without our amazing wedding planner, vendors, and venue. It truly took a village to make this wedding happen and we are so thankful for each and every person who had a helping hand along the way!

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Photography: Rachel Solomon Photography | Cinematography: Love Story Films | Event Planning: Imoni Events | Floral Design: The Flower Studio | Wedding Dress: Mariée | Wedding Dress: Martina Liana | Cake: A Bake Shop | Invitations: Victoria York Design | Reception Venue: Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dessy Group | DJ: Dj Brian B | Men's Attire: Tommy Hilfiger | Beauty: Pin and Primp | Beauty: Azure Schaffer | Rentals: Casa de Perrin | Rentals: Prim Rentals | Rentals: Glamour And Woods | Rentals: Bright Event Rentals | Rentals: Event Rents- Phoenix | Rentals: BBJ La Tavola | Rentals: Quest Drape

Enchanting Elopement Inspiration with a Timeless Modern Twist

Come for the timeless elegance stay for the shimmering gold chandeliers hanging above an alfresco reception table. Be it classic or modern, this elopement inspiration has everything you’re looking for and more. Beautifully dreamed up and produced by Rachel Ellen Events and Hosted by Mary Claire, you’re not going to want to miss a single detail. Tasha Brady Photography exquisitely tells the story of the day through her imagery. Visit the full gallery for a closer look.

From Tasha Brady PhotographyWith the beautiful creative direction by Rachel Ellen Events and Hosted by Mary Claire, this classic elopement inspiration was adorned with hints of modern elements to offer a twist on the traditional timeless look and feel of an al fresco destination wedding here in Arizona.

Stunning stationery crafted by Ink and Press Co. offered clean lines with subtle hints of European charm. Lush white florals crafted by Rachel Ellen elevated this sweet Elopement and was the perfect backdrop for some epic bridal portraits.

With intentionality, this inspiration was curated to capture the essence of an elopement like none other – classic, elegant, timeliness, and full of love.

Photography: Tasha Brady | Floral Design: Rachael Ellen Events | Dress: Sarah Seven | Cake: A Bake Shop | Stationary: Ink & Press Co. | Rings: June Rings | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Tux: The Black Tux | Host: Mary Claire Photography | Planning: Rachael Ellen Events | Rentals: Bright Event Rentals

A Bright and Lively Desert Wedding for a Couple With an Unforgettable Love Story

This is what happens when two New Yorkers tie the knot in the desert with the help of Caitlin Outstanding Occasions – pure magic! Royal Palms Scottsdale was the perfect setting for their romantic affair, made even more beautiful by a hot pink and blush color scheme and lush blooms by Lux Florist. Check out the full gallery for all the desert wedding inspiration – all taken by Leslie D Photography!

From the Bride… We wanted an elegant and romantic wedding. It was a destination wedding for most of our guests – (about 95%) flew in from the East Coast for the wedding. We love the desert vibe with the bright colors and greenery around the resort! We wanted to look back on our day and cherish the southwest views, plants, colors and overall ambiance for everyone to remember. All those natural details paired with the colorful cake, florals of our wedding day. Andrew and I met in September 2015 when I worked on Wall Street. 

At the time, my co-workers and I would frequent Capital Grill for happy hour which was across the street from my office. One day after work, we decided to sit at the bar for happy hour. My coworker invited a friend of hers to join us, and her friend invited a friend – which happened to be Andrew. Unintentionally, Andrew walked in and grabbed the only spot at the bar that was left open and that seat was directly next to me. Totally unset up, we had a great time, ended up hitting it off and I couldn’t help but notice how genuine, funny, and interesting Andrew seemed to be (haha). 

A couple of weeks later, after another random meeting set up by the same co-worker, Andrew asked for my number. After 1 minute and 20 seconds of me giving permission to pass along my number, I received a text message saying, “Hey Tiff, this is Drew.” I accepted a date, had a great time and never imagined that it would be the last first date of our lives! After 9 months of dating and enjoying New York City with each other, Andrew’s life nearly changed as a result of a serious car accident. 

After continuous rehab including many ups and downs, the one constant was that we 100% complimented each other and that we both had found the love story that we had each craved. As his health continued to return, one Sunday afternoon we took a walk along along our favorite path in our back yard with the perfect view of the Statue of Liberty. In front of tourists checking out the view, Andrew, to my surprise got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. After asking him if “this was for real” I happily accepted and he put my dream diamond ring on my finger and gave me a t shirt that said, “I Said Yaaaaasssss!” Every day is a truly a dream and we both couldn’t be any luckier to live our lives together.

Photography: Leslie D Photography | Event Planning: Outstanding Occasions | Floral Design: LUX Wedding Florsists | MAKE-UP: Ashley Doran Makeup | Hair: Erin Fink | Wedding Venue: The Royal Palms Resort and Spa Phoenix | LINEN: BBJ La Tavola | Rentals: Glamour And Woods | Rentals: Bright Event Rentals

This Is the Cutest Champagne Cart You NEED to Have at Your Outdoor Wedding

The talented team at Revel Wedding Co. brought a major dose of ballroom glam to the desert at everyone’s fave Arizona venue – El Chorro! With jaw-dropping views of Camelback Mountain, the ceremony will completely take your breath away thanks to Lux Wedding Florist’s extravagant, floral adorned chuppah. Plus, a champagne cart that’s about to blow up your Pinterest feed. Take a peak at the full gallery of details – all taken by Jamiee Morse!

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A styled wedding set in the middle of the Arizona desert, from the moment you entered the ballroom on the El Chorro property you traveled to another world of modern ballroom glam, complete with invitingly soft touches. The wedding trends in Arizona have been shifting to a very dolled up version of what has always been in style: classic garden, whites and greens.

One of the many positive outcomes of a styled shoot is that the designers can create something that you’ve never seen before—something fresh that you didn’t know you were missing! This one specifically fashioned a wedding story too beautiful not to tell.

As you walked through the ceremony space, you were welcomed by the breathtaking view of Camelback Mountain. The ceremony design itself was conjured up many diagrams, drawings, and scratch papers later, and it was evident the time and dedication that was put into the details. Rounded ceremony chairs juxtaposed the square altar, and you couldn’t help but let your eye travel all the way around the space. Event Rents crystal chairs and Lux Florist’s white altar and impressive florals looked beautiful on the green lawn.

The same color scheme was recreated in the invitation suite by Be In Love Designs, arriving in a satin box stamped with the crest of the couples’ last name. Acrylic, white, and a soft olive colors were incorporated to foreshadow what was yet to come.

The patio awaited with plush lounge furniture from Prim Rentals and a Moët station for each guest to grab their champagne and find their escort card. A whiskey tasting was offered and, yet again, an amazing Lux floral moment behind the bar completed the look and experience.

The ballroom was dressed from head to toe in white—white ceilings, white drapes, and white flooring. Adding in two long tables in velvet olive linen from La Tavola Linen immediately conveyed elegance. The look was complimented with crystal chairs, glass candelabras and chargers, and modern glassware and flatware. A garden oasis of florals and greens dripped from the ceiling, complete with floral adorned fireplaces for when the sun dipped behind the mountain and the desert cool set in. And to tie the design back into the initial elements, Forevergram embroidered the dinner napkins with the same crest from the invitation.

The event finished with Old Town Scottsdale’s Ruze Cake House’s cake moment—glamorous simplicity in the form of 4,086 hand-placed edible sequins covering a four-tiered masterpiece!

The Bride and Groom’s attire was intentionally chosen last. Heywood and Ringo immediately understood the vision and custom made the Groom’s tux, and Schaffer’s Bridal’s sleek wedding gown coupled it perfectly. If we could describe this perfect combination in three words, it would be white, classy, and Jimmy Choo. (Okay, four words.)

The entirety of the wedding was captured by the talented Jaimee Morse who didn’t miss a detail—everything from the altar down to the sugar sequins! Her personality and photographic creativity added to the experience.

Each aspect of the design was carefully curated to create unforgettable moments at every turn. The ceremony could speak for itself, the cocktail hour weaved playful and sophisticated into one, and dinner exuded magic from its core. This styled wedding took El Chorro’s natural, lush, green desert beauty to the next level, reminding the everyday spectators of its purpose and potential. Reinventing what it means to be married in Arizona.

Photography: Jaimee Morse | Florist: LUX Wedding Florsists | Cake: Ruze Cake House | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Jewelry: Kendra Scott Jewelry | makeup: Kensington | DJ: Groove Mobile | Tux: Heywood and Ringo | Bridal Dress: Schaffers Bridal | Champagne Cart: The Foto Booth Bus | Desert Sanctuary: El Chorro | Draping: Quest Drape | Invites: Be In Love Designs | Linen: Forever Gram | Linens: BBJ La Tavola | Planning: Revel Wedding Company | Rentals: Prim Rentals | Rentals: Rental Company

A Whimsical Winter Wedding Filled With Arizona Sunshine

A winter wedding, filled with Arizona sunshine, just four days before Christmas is sure to be magic! The high school sweethearts exchanged vows at a pine tree-filled chapel where their love story first began. The merriment continued at a reception filled with unique touches, like hand-painted acrylic ornaments tied with gold ribbon to create a stunning escort card display. Imoni Events brought the happiness of the holiday season and the romance of a longtime love together perfectly in all the details of the day. As always, Rachel Solomon Photography beautifully captured the joy of the stunning celebration. If you love all things holiday, you’re not going to want to miss the full gallery!

From the bride… The wedding planning began immediately following T.J.’s perfect proposal when we booked Brophy Chapel for our wedding ceremony the day after. It was the very first thing we did because of how important it was for us to exchange our vows in such a beautiful, historical place in Phoenix, Arizona. It’s so special to us because T.J. attended Brophy, an all-boys Jesuit school, and I the sister school, Xavier. Junior year of high school was where our love story began.

Our reception was at the Spanish-inspired Omni Montelucia Resort that backs up to the infamous Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale, where most of the guests stayed to enjoy the gorgeous Arizona “winter” weather. We worked with Freed Hands to create hand-painted acrylic ornaments tied with a gold ribbon for our “escort cards”.

Our florist, Sarah and her team from Sarah’s Garden, created the most incredible centerpieces that were all shapes and sizes and included ivory, mauve, greenery, pops of burgundy, and accents of gold. The taper candles and lanterns that she scattered across the tables absolutely lit the room. We are forever grateful to our families and friends for celebrating with us and making the day one that we will always cherish!

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Photography: Rachel Solomon Photography | Cinematography: Serendipity Cinematography | Event Planning: Imoni Events | Floral Design: Sarah's Garden | Gown: Enzoani | Cake: A Bake Shop | Ceremony Venue: Brophy College Preparatory | Reception Venue: Omni Resort At Montelucia | Bride's Shoes: Prada | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Azazie | Makeup: Lillian Fogel | Hair: Miriam Kenly | Calligraphy: Freed Hands | Entertainment: Lucky Devils Band | Groom's Attire: Hope Stanley | Groomsmen's Attire: Rose Tuxedo | Bridal Boutique: Uptown Bridal | Paper: Caroline Haines Creative | Photo Booth: Rendezbooth | Rentals: Glamour And Woods | Rentals: Rental Company | Rentals & Lighting: Karma Event Lighting | Strings: Sweetwater Strings

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The Soft Colors Of The Desert Inspired This Dreamy Editorial Shoot

Set in Arizona, this desert-inspired shoot is even prettier than a mirage. The delightful day was filled with carefully curated details, by Rachael Ellen Events, that have us convinced we’re dreaming. Just one look at the charming ceremony set-up filled with warm-toned florals is enough to make anyone swoon. The natural beauty of the setting and charming decor design was perfectly captured by none other than the ever-talented Lauren Fair Photography. Say hello to a desert oasis inside the full gallery.

From Lauren Fair PhotographyThis Arizona editorial was inspired by desert light, soft sand colors, and curved architecture with a European aesthetic. The beauty of the surroundings was perfectly complemented by the details of the design.

Our bride’s sparkly BHLDN gown was a show-stopper. It caught the light beautifully and upped the romance factor of the entire day.

The soft colors of the tablescape were inspired by the desert. The warm-toned table, adorned with florals and candlelight, felt like an inspired nod to Arizona.

Photography: Lauren Fair Photography | Event Design: Rachael Ellen Events | Floral Design: Monarch Events | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Hair & Makeup: Kensington Makeup | Invitation Suite: Ink & Press Co.

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A Blush Tuscan Inspired Wedding at Desert Mountain Golf Club in Scottsdale

Staircases alive with cascading greenery by Lux Florist, blush pink petals and bridesmaid dresses and a romantic ceremony scene that we fall more in love with every look – this a just a quick taste of what you can expect to see from this stunning day at Desert Mountain Golf Club planned by Outstanding Occasions. Take in all the pretty tuscan-inspired details captured perfectly by Leslie D Photography that will have you itching for a one-way ticket to Italia!

From the Bride… Brett and I met online in 2012 when I moved to Boston after graduating from college. We talked online and texted for a month until he asked me on a date. We met for dinner in the city, got hot chocolate at a dessert place around the corner, and played 20 questions while walking around Newbury Street, my favorite place in Boston, in the freezing cold.

The date lasted 4 hours and we planned our next date before saying goodnight. We dated for over 5 years when Brett’s job moved us across country to North Carolina from our new home, Los Angeles. Brett asked me to pick one vacation spot in SoCal before we moved and I chose Laguna Beach. He planned an amazing weekend and proposed while we were having a picnic on the beach.

Choosing a venue was the toughest part about wedding planning for us since Brett and I are from different states, lived in a place we had no connection to during the planning process, and were set on an all outdoor wedding. We went to Napa/Sonoma to look at venues and fell in love with the Tuscan charm of so many of them but the logistics of planning there overwhelmed us. We ended up choosing Arizona because Brett’s family has a home in Scottsdale and April guaranteed us (we hoped!) a rain-free, not too hot and not too cold wedding day.

Arizona was a destination for a majority of our guests. It was so fun to see many of them making a trip out of it and visiting Sedona and the Grand Canyon. While our venue had views of the mountains and cacti it also had the Tuscan feel we were looking for with olive trees, stone archways, and romantic lighting. Our vision was to have a smaller space to make it cozy and offer family-style dining to encourage conversation amongst our friends and family. Even though we had an incredible sunset at cocktail hour, the dinner was our favorite part. We sat at a long head table under the stars with our wedding party with the most romantic florals and table setting. The night turned out more beautiful than we could have ever imagined!

Photography: Leslie D Photography | PLANNER: Outstanding Occasions | FLORIST: LUX Wedding Florsists | Stationery: Celebrations in Paper | MAKEUP: Makeupbutterfly | HAIR: CHANTELLE MERTES | ENTERTAINMENT: Desert House Productions | ENTERTAINMENT: Rendezbooth | DESERT MOUNTAIN GOLF CLUB: Desert Mountain Chiracahua | LINEN: BBJ La Tavola | RENTALS: Prim Rentals | RENTALS: Event Rents | VIDEO: Bright Bokeh

A Romantic Tuscan-Inspired Wedding at Silverleaf Country Club

This gorgeous, multicultural wedding from Rachel Solomon Photography may look like a scene straight out of Under The Tuscan Sun… but it’s actually set in the heart of the American Southwest! The swoon-worthy bride and groom tied the knot with a little help from a rockstar vendor team – Amy Mancuso Events made sure the celebrations went off without a hitch, Juliet Le Fleur wow’d us with her floral design… and the dress, ohhh the dress. It’s safe to say we’re completely obsessed with this one guys!

From the bride… Danny and I met when we were 18 years old. We both received soccer scholarships from Seattle Pacific University and met our freshman year of college. All through college, everyone could see that we had a ‘connection.’ He and I could feel it when we were around each other, but the timing was never right until our senior year when we officially started dating. When we finally got together, all of our friends joked with us and said, “It’s about time!”

I knew he was the one the very first time I laid eyes on him. The thought “I’m going to marry that guy!” ran through my head. I thought it was crazy and blew it off, but I knew after we started dating that he was mine. Even when it has been hard, he does things that remind me of why I want to spend the rest of my life with him.

On our 2-year anniversary of being together, as I walked through the door after work, I was completely shocked to see our whole house decorated with candles and flowers. Danny had a whole speech ready to say to me and then got down on one knee. Of course I said yes!

We come from two different cultures and backgrounds. We complement each other, and we help each other see the world through different points of view. Our wedding brought two different cultures together and united as them as one.

From photographer Rachel SolomonTaylor & Danny celebrated their classic, romantic wedding set against the backdrop of the McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, Arizona, but by the looks of it you’d think they were in the middle of Tuscany!

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See more of Taylor and Danny’s wedding on Rachel’s Blog {right here} More of her recent work can also be seen on her blog and in the beautiful galleries on her site.

Photography: Rachel Solomon Photography | Event Planning: Amy Mancuso Events | Floral Design: Juliet Le Fleur | Cake: Ruze Cake House | Invitations: Celebrations in Paper | Reception Venue: Silverleaf Country Club | Makeup: Hailey Hoff | Hair: Ruca Bowman Hautie Rouge Salon | DJ: Desert House Productions | Gown Boutique: Mariée | Gown Designer: Essense of Australia | Photo Booth: Snapbooth

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Four Seasons Scottsdale Destination Wedding Filled With Color

Weddings are almost always a “destination” weekend for at least a few of the guests! This Scottsdale, Arizona wedding brought friends and family from all over to celebrate Tori and Geoff’s weddings … a celebration brimming with splashes of southwestern flavor and filled with an abundance of colorful details at the Four Seasons Resort in Scottsdale.  It’s tagged as a winter wedding – after all, it did take place in February – but at first glance, there’s no way this appears in the least bit chilly. Chalk that up to the friendly, warmth seen from beginning to end. Our thanks to Rachel Solomon Photography for sharing the love!

From Rachel Solomon PhotographyTori & Geoff, residing in the Dallas area, had a stunning southwest-inspired destination wedding in the heart of Scottsdale, Arizona. Filled with desert details, cactus, succulents, and plenty of color, this laid-back couple’s wedding was flawlessly executed by Emily Clarke Events.

From the Bride… Most importantly, we wanted our wedding to be FUN! We are so incredibly laid back, and we have a lot of fun together, and we wanted our wedding to be a reflection of our relationship with each other. We didn’t want anything super fancy and formal because we aren’t that way. We like to have a good time, we’re silly, and we wanted everyone to feel comfortable and enjoy themselves to the fullest.

And if you’re not already in love with this wedding, you will be ~ after you watch this short film from Marc Roberts Videography. Tori’s father’s words to his baby girl …. well, let’s just say, it’s why every couple needs photos and a film to remember their wedding day!

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From the Bride… The thing I love the most about Geoff is his heart. He has the sweetest, most thoughtful and compassionate heart of anyone I know. I’m a big believer in the Five Love Languages as well, and I feel mostly loved by acts of service. Since the beginning of our relationship, Geoff has constantly cared for my family, friends, our dogs and me. He has a servant’s heart, and when I saw him caring for the people I cared about the most, I knew he was the one. One of my favorite memories when we first started dating was our first official road trip. We went to beach, and on our way home, we stopped at one of those drive thru animal safaris. I don’t know if I had ever laughed so hard in my life. Geoff and I were terrified of the ostriches, and we swear they targeted our car. They are so creepy! Going on a road trip with Geoff helped me visualize how a future with him would be, and I loved and laughed every minute of our trip. I couldn’t imagine being with anyone else.

From the Groom… We decided early on in 2016 that we really wanted to visit the island of Nantucket. We have always like the culture, food, and scenery there. We flew up to Boston in early August and went to a Red Sox-Yankees baseball game that night and drove to Chatham, MA the next day. From there, we chartered an “island hopper” plane to Nantucket (since all the ferries were booked). We walked to the most famous location on the island, Brant Point, where I had a local photographer waiting to take some candid pictures of us. Despite the travel delays and hot weather, she still said yes!

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Head on over to Rachel Solomon’s Blog for more pics of the day ~ right here! Oh… and while you’re there, be sure to take a peek at Tori & Geoff’s engagement session ~ right here.

Photography: Rachel Solomon Photography | Event Design: Emily Clarke Events | Wedding Planning: Emily Clarke Events | Floral Design: LUX Wedding Florsists | Gown: Reem Acra | Reception Venue: Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid | Hair & Makeup: Kiana | Band: The Instant Classics | Groom's Attire: Calvin Klein | Beer Burro: Haul N Ass Productions | Gown Boutique: Warren Barrón Bridal | Hand Lettering: Freed Hands | Linens: BBJ La Tavola | Rentals: Tremaine Ranch | Rentals: Event Rents- Phoenix | Video : Marc Roberts Videography

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A Stunning Alfresco Celebration in the Middle of the Desert

From watercolor crest infused invitations by Kara Anne Paper to the most picture-perfect, sparkling exit, this Scottsdale celebration is all about romance in the desert. The gorgeous backdrop of the Four Seasons is paired with a soft, pastel color palette + elegant details designed by Imoni Events, and the most stunning florals by Carte Blanche Design. Pore over the magic captured by Daniel Kim and a film by East West all sitting pretty below.

From Daniel Kim Photography… I was born and raised in the desert, and so I have a deep love for all things in this dry landscape. There are times when couples come in and they want lush and green backdrops in a desert landscape, something that is not readily available here. But when Anna and Michael came to the Sonoron Desert, she wanted to actually go out into the raw desert and take her bridals and group shots there, and that made me so happy. Even though there was a bit of wind that day, all the bridesmaids and groomsmen hung out, taking photos themselves out among the cactus and desert brush, and just having an overall good time. Everything came together so well, and I had a blast shooting all the beautiful moments and details from this wedding. 

From Kara Anne Paper… Designing all of the custom paper details with Anna and Michael was a dream! We started with the hand painted watercolor crest that was used throughout all of the paper details starting with the Save the Dates and then incorporated in the Formal Wedding Suites and Day-Of details such as koozies, cups, napkins, menus and other signage. Collaborating together was easy, as we both shared the same overall vision and love for soft pastels, whimsical calligraphy and floral/cactus illustrations. To keep Anna’s ideal vision of a chic, classic and romantic paper suite with a hint of modern elements we used gold foil and letterpress on a beautiful cotton, heavy weight paper. To tie in the venue and lovely Arizona landscape, a watercolor envelope liner was included as well as different shades of white, grey and light blue for the envelopes and insert cards.

As guests arrived for dinner, they were greeted with a personalized escort card with the bride and groom’s custom wax seal. On each place setting, was a full calligraphy style menu with touches of watercolor cactus paintings to compliment the formal wedding suite. For the final touch, silk ribbon was tied around each menu with the guests place cards written in gold calligraphy. All of these custom details combined with the gorgeous reception Imoni Events designed truly made Anna and Michael’s evening one that their friends and family will never forget!

From the Bride and Groom…Michael and I met in college at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. After 4 and half years together, we got engaged in Austin, TX at Mount Bonnell. It was during a weekend getaway that Michael surprised me with for my birthday that fall. He planned a photographer and picnic at the top of the mountain. It was the perfect adventure together and I felt so lucky he planned such a thoughtful weekend!

My family has a vacation home in Scottsdale that together we’ve spent a lot of time visiting over the years. When we started to plan our wedding day, we knew we wanted to plan a fun and intimate weekend for our closest family and friends in a destination we felt they would fall in love with! Some of our most fun and special memories are from the trips we’ve taken to Arizona. So, we couldn’t think of a more perfect place to bring together the most important people in our lives!

Post-wedding, it was so cool to hear how much fun our family and friends had making the weekend a vacation of their own and it meant so much to us that they had such a great time exploring a place that we love so much.

To kick off the weekend, we had our rehearsal dinner outdoor at the historic El Chorro. It was filled with margaritas, colorful flowers, bag toss and beautiful desert views! Our wedding day style was romantic and classic, while incorporating soft details and modern design elements. The Arizona landscape is so extremely beautiful and scenic; we wanted to keep our colors soft and neutral and let the desert speak for itself! We focused on lots of greenery, white flowers with hints of blush and neutrals. We also incorporated light grey and used gold to add a romantic feel.

From the way I wore my hair, to the activities we planned for our guests, we wanted to stay true to ourselves. We both are adventurous and laid back in our style so we wanted everything to be a reflection of that but taken up a notch for such a special day. Our focus for the wedding weekend was centered on experience and making sure everyone had a great time!

The day before the wedding, the guys went dune buggying in the desert… a risky pre-wedding move, but the exact type of thing that defines the way in which we love to experience life together! We also had our Welcome Party at Top Golf Scottsdale because we wanted everyone to let loose and feel comfortable together before the wedding day. Although our venue was up north in the mountains, we chose to have our hotel block in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale so our guests would have an endless amount of things to do without having to rent a car or pay for transportation. Through much of our planning, we put in mind our guests before ourselves because we were so thankful they were making the trip to Arizona, just for us!

Photography: Daniel Kim Photography | Videography: East West | Florals: Carte Blanche | Ceremony Venue: St. Patrick's Church | Reception Venue: Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North | Bridesmaids Dresses: Joanna August | Makeup Artist: Courtney Montes | Hair Stylist: Maggie Hancock | Calligraphy & Invitations: Kara Anne Paper | Lighting: Karma Event Lighting | Band: Sapphire Sky | Bridal Gown: Pallas Couture | Cigar Booth: Fumar Cigar | Linens: BBJ La Tavola | Menu & Place Cards: Kara Anne Paper | Photobooth: The Hip Booth | Planner and Designer: Imoni Events | Rentals: PRIM, Glamour and Woods, Classic Event Party Rentals, and Event Rents | Watercolor Monogram Crest: Kara Anne Paper

Garden Ballroom Romance Is a Wedding Style + This Is How You Do It

Determined to create a romantic garden feel for their Scottsdale nuptials, this couple enlisted the help of Victoria Canada Weddings + Events and Carte Blanche Design, and the result is a ceremony overlooking Camelback Mountain that feels almost enchanted followed by a romantic, ballroom wedding completely transformed by tons of gorgeous florals. It’s all waiting for you right here, thanks to Melissa Jill Photography.

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From the bride… We wanted our guests to feel like they were coming in town for a “desert escape,” and not just for a wedding. Our guests got to really feel relaxed and pampered. One of our guests told us that our wedding felt more like a vacation to him and his wife. We loved hearing that.

I am obsessed with flowers! I always have to have fresh flowers in the kitchen and living room, so I really wanted flowers to be a huge part of our wedding. I wanted the feel of the florals to be very soft and romantic, with lots of greenery, white, ivory, and blush. All of my wedding dreams came true – we were able to truly showcase the desert during our ceremony and cocktail hour while also adding in a total garden feel with tons of flowers everywhere. The garden didn’t stop there though, as we transformed a traditional ballroom into what felt like an indoor garden.

I think what made our wedding unique were the personal touches that both Jon and I wanted incorporated as well as the attention to detail that was executed by Victoria and her team. For example, our wedding combined the feeling of an enchanted garden with elegance, such as in the watercolor paper products featuring calligraphy. We even had a custom watercolor sign incorporating our labrodoodle, Wrigley, that we used for our signature cocktail.

One of our most favorite moments of the reception was when The JJ’s (our INCREDIBLE, FUN, ENGAGING, ALL AROUND AMAZING band) called Jon and I up on stage for the song “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey. It was so exhilarating to be up on stage with them and looking out at all of our guests.

Jon and I decided not to write our own vows for the ceremony and instead decided to write notes to each other to read before our first look. Reading his note to me (which was more like vows) was more emotional than I thought and made me just that much more excited for our first look. I also decided to write notes to my mom and dad the morning of the wedding, and writing to them and then giving them the notes was also particularly emotional for me.

From Victoria Canada Weddings + EventsUpon arrival, guests were greeted with a one-of-a-kind desert themed welcome bag. Guests were given custom watercolor maps that outlined the different locations for the wedding weekend and areas that guests may want to visit. The bag included mini chips and salsa from a local company, an artisan cactus shaped cookie from Ruze Cake House, mini Arizona sunscreen, and even a recovery kit in a custom bag with the State of Arizona. That was just the beginning of the personal, unique touches that Alison and Jon envisioned to make their wedding a one-of-a-kind experience for them and their guests.

In order to create the overall enchanted garden feeling, we knew that we had to go above and beyond with the floral accents throughout. From the luxurious chuppah to the oversized centerpieces placed on guests’ tables, guests truly felt like they escaped the desert and entered a garden. The lush and opulent florals in front of the band made the dance floor extra special. Tables were adorned with a blue velvet linen from La Tavola that displayed a subtle pattern. The head table and cake table had a blush underlay with an exquisite sequined overlay.

From Melissa Jill PhotographyJon and Alison’s story is a modern-day fairytale romance! They first “met” when they matched on a dating app. Jon reached out and Alison replied, but due to some technology issues, Jon didn’t receive her message. That could have been the end of the story…just another missed connection. But it wasn’t! A short time later, the two matched on a completely different dating app. Talk about a sign, right?! Jon and Alison started talking and made a date to meet in person. It was supposed to be a low-key date for just drinks, but they clicked instantly. Drinks turned into dinner and hours of conversation. Jon drove Alison home that evening, and as he pulled away from her door, he knew – he’d just met the woman he was going to marry!

Photography: Melissa Jill Photography | Cinematography: Everly Films | Coordination: Victoria Canada Weddings and Events | Floral Design: Carte Blanche | Wedding Dress: Watters | Cake: La Dolce Pesca | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Make Up : Ashley Duran | Hair : Amber Tillinghast | Band: The JJ's Band | Groom's Attire: Bonobos | Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux | Venue: Omni Resort At Montelucia | Bridesmaid Boutique : Bella Bridesmaid | Ceremony Muscian: Obadiah Parker | Chairs: Chameleon Chairs | Drape: Quest Drape | Future Mrs. Box : Presently Plum | Hand Lettering and Water Color Design: Breanne Jackson | Lighting and Gobo : Karma Event Lighting | Linen: BBJ La Tavola | Paper Products: Celebrations in Paper | Photo Booth: The Live Photobooth | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals Phoenix | Wedding Dress Boutique: Mariée

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The Crest This Bride Designed Served as the Inspiration for Her Wedding

When the couple are high school sweethearts, the bride is an artist and designer, and Rachel Solomon is behind the lens, you know it’s going to be a spectacular wedding. Ashley Gain Weddings brought the bride’s colorful, romantic vision to life using the crest she designed as inspiration for the day. The result is one of those galleries we could spend forever in, and we’re oh-so-glad Something New Media was there to capture the celebration on film because we seriously cannot get enough.

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Country Club

From the Bride… Kurt and I are true high school sweethearts from Nebraska. Not only did we grow up in the same town and go to the same high school, but we also continued our relationship into college and endured two years of long distance! After those hard couple of years, Kurt finally made the move and joined me on the East Coast. Since we had literally been together forever and seen each-other grow up, I knew a wedding was in our future.

On December 11th my parents were out visiting us in NYC to take in the holiday season. I was convinced that he was going to propose…I mean, it was the prime opportunity with all the Christmas spirit in the air. As the day passed, and no proposal, I was starting to think this just wasn’t the time. Then, after an evening broadway show, we took a stroll to see the tree at Rockefeller Center all lit up. In front of hundreds of people, he got down on his knee and popped the question! The entire moment was overwhelming but so magical!

We decided to get married in Scottsdale, Arizona, since we had both grown up traveling there to visit family, so it just felt completely right! With the desert hues being so naturally breathtaking, I knew I wanted to stick with a soft, romantic, and neutral palette. I fell in love with The Country Club at D. C. Ranch because it felt Tuscan, remote, and overlooked the city of Scottsdale. After choosing our venue, we found an absolutely incredible wedding planner, Courtney with Ashley Gain Weddings, who helped us with every aspect of planning and of our day.

Being an artist and designer myself, I had a very strong vision of how I wanted our day to look. I started with creating a custom crest for the invitations that we then incorporated into all elements throughout the day such as the cake, cocktail napkins, pillows, and escort card display. Every single detail and special moment of our day was captured perfectly by our photographer Rachel Solomon. For both our flowers and furniture rentals, we used the Flower Studio, which had beautiful pieces that accented the venue perfectly. Their team went above and beyond executing every vision that I had. Another one of my favorite highlights of the day was our wedding cake! Haley with Heartsweet cakes is a true artist and was able to incorporate our crest, linens, and sugar flowers onto the cake.It was truly a spectacular piece of art!

All of the amazing details aside, the most important part of our day was the Christ-centered ceremony. We flew in our pastor, Dave, from Nashville who had been our mentor growing up and was able to see us evolve as a couple. Dave made the entire day so much more meaningful, and it would not have been anything without him. We feel truly blessed to have had such wonderful family and friends who traveled long distances just to celebrate with us, along with our incredible team of vendors who executed my entire wedding vision! We felt so much love on that day and would do anything to repeat it again! Cheers!

From the Ashley Gain WeddingsPlanning Libby and Kurt’s wedding was a true dream. Libby already had a great vision for her day and was so easy going. The entire planning process was so joyful and fun! Libby is an amazingly talented artist and was able to incorporate her ideas into all of the stationery and print work for her big day. She created a custom logo that included a crest and monogram, and it matched her florals and linens perfectly! All of her details really stood out and complemented the entire day so beautifully! As much as I loved the design work, the venue, and the amazing 10 piece band, the one thing that stood out the most was the love that Libby and Kurt have for each other. It is so effortless, and I know it’s a love that will be everlasting.



Photography: Rachel Solomon Photography | Cinematography: Something New Media | Event Planning + Design: Ashley Gain Weddings and Events | Floral Design: The Flower Studio | Wedding Dress: Sareh Nouri | Cake: Heartsweet Cakes | Stationery: Libby Rae Studio | Reception Venue: The Country Club At Dc Ranch | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Makeup: Ashley Nicole Makeup | Hair: Emily Hughes | Band: The JJ's Band | Groom's Attire: The Black Tux | Bridal Boutique: Kleinfeld Bridal | Bridesmaids's Dresses: Amsale | Linen Rentals: BBJ La Tavola | Music: Sweetwater Strings | Photo Booth: The Foto Booth Bus | Veil: Oscar De La Renta

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This Scottsdale Venue is So Pretty, You Would Swear It Was Tuscany

Destination weddings come in all shapes and sizes and this Scottsdale gem is proving you don’t have to travel all the way to Europe to capture that old world charm. With the help of Imoni Events and Sarah’s Garden, the Silverleaf Country Club was transformed into a bright, floral filled celebration with major Tuscany vibes. Take a peek at the full day so beautifully captured by Rachel Solomon, plus a film by Bright Bokeh below.

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From the bride…Because we are both born and raised in Oklahoma, Colby and I were always asked a lot, “So why Scottsdale?” Since the beginning of our relationship, the two of us have always visited Scottsdale with my parents. I remember we were at an outdoor spring concert at Silverleaf in April 2015, and I was absolutely sold on that venue after that night (even if we did have to wait 18 months for the perfect wedding date). The venue is absolutely stunning, and the breathtaking views don’t hurt either.

When it came to the planning of the big day, we took full advantage of the 18 month engagement and we planned in stages. We made a handful of visits out to Scottsdale from Oklahoma throughout the process and each visit was so productive, thanks to the amazing team at Imoni Events. From the first meeting sitting down with Jenni, she absolutely NAILED my vision. She had collaborated with my Pinterest board and created a vision board that nearly had me in tears it was so perfect. Every single vendor they recommended was perfection and helped to make the day as dreamy as I had imagined. I can say that I had little to no stress during the entire process, and I couldn’t be more appreciative of that.

The beauty of Silverleaf Country Club speaks for itself, so I knew I wanted to stay away from any “bold” colors or decisions. Gold, rose gold and greenery are just so timeless, and that is what took precedence when making all of our decisions. I think it also helped to accentuate the stunningness of Sarah’s Garden’s floral arrangements. I also had so much fun selecting all of the eclectic cocktail furniture from Prim Rentals, it was almost like building my own little dollhouse garden.

Another popular question I got throughout the process was “As a photographer, how do you choose one for your own wedding?” The answer to this question was so easy–just take a look at Rachel Solomon’s body of work. I randomly found an image of hers on Pinterest before we even got engaged and the Monday after he proposed I had an email out to her. I thought she might think I was a little cooky booking her so far out, but I knew what I wanted! We flew out about one year before our big day to shoot our engagement photos and the turnout just solidified my decision even more.

Colby and I can both confidently say, it was THE best day of our lives. I am just in awe from the photos from that day and I will absolutely cherish them forever.

Photography: Rachel Solomon Photography | Videography: Bright Bokeh | Event Planning: Imoni Events | Floral Design: Sarah's Garden | Gown: Watters | Cake: Ruze Cake House | Invitations: Smock | Reception Venue: Silverleaf Country Club | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Makeup: Courtney Montes | Hair: Emily Hughes | DJ: Desert House Productions | Mens Attire: The Wardrobe Modern Menswear | Bridesmaids' Dresses Store: Prim | Gown Boutique: The Bridal Boutique | Linens: BBJ La Tavola | Paper: Celebrations in Paper | Rentals: Prim Rentals | Rentals: Glamour And Woods