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Jane & Dean

February 25

Phoenix, Arizona

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Q & A with the Bride:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

We love the Duce, we would go there for weekend brunch often and our photographers suggested we look into it for our wedding. Since several of our guests would be traveling to our wedding we liked that we could share one of our little downtown Phoenix jewels! It was so us and my husband-to-be was so incredibly excited, I loved that he was invested in the decision. The appeal of it being different than your standard hotel ballroom was a big part of it too.

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

My dress that my talented friend, Tara Ballantyne, Interior and Food Stylist out of Toronto, Ontario created rosettes out of my great grandmother’s hairpin lace that was over 100 years old, it added such a personal touch to my new dress, and was such an heirloom, my mother had also used the lace at her wedding.

The spin we took on the Duce’s bus Old School with the wedding party after the ceremony and before the reception, it was so fun riding around downtown, just relaxing, and celebrating any stress just melted away! Studio Moirae go amazing location shots with the sun going down!

The ceremony decorations, we didn’t need much since the Duce is amazing all by itself, but my mom and maid of honor dried and arranged hydrangeas from my mom’s garden in Minnesota where I grew up, they looked amazing and it was a little bit of Minnesota in my Arizona wedding, also the flags added so much, they were favors, a send off, table numbers and several of my friends still have them.

If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

Take the time to make it you! it doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive, if you love it everyone will. Let your wedding be a reflection of your life and love with your future husband/ wife and share that with your friends and family!

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

When we came around the corner after the ceremony to be announced as husband and wife, to see all of our family and friends waving the flags I had made and realizing it had turned out just as I had hoped and how incredibly perfect the day was…and the party hadn’t even started yet!

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Nichole & JJ

February 13

Phoenix, Arizona

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Q & A with the Bride:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

The stunning beauty of the botanical garden really speaks for itself. The Gardens truly bring a slice of the amazing Arizonan desert to the city.  We love the natural setting and knew the weather would be perfect at that time. And we felt better knowing our money would be used to support the Garden.

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

  1. Succulents that my family grew and we replanted after the wedding. My mom, two aunts and I created the entire reception décor.  My aunt even made a coordinated crackled wooden card box, Novia/Novio, Muchas Gracias and Amor signs.
  2. My sister in law put together two guest books, Polaroids and map with pins, which was cool since we had people visiting from all over the US and the world.  
  3. My husband wrote our ceremony music and with his brother-in-law recorded the music. For the recessional we had a surprise all women mariachi band.

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

The awesome fun we had. Everyone was dancing until the music stopped. And the beautiful vows we wrote for each other- there were many tears.

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Emotional, Candlelit Fall Wedding in Arizona

Posted by Caitlin on Jan 28, 2013

Jenna & Brian

October 6

Scottsdale, Arizona

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Q & A with the Bride: 

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

The view of Camelback Mountain, which is where we were engaged on the top! I loved the Moroccan feel and romantic style throughout the resort. 

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. Dinner on the lawn of Camelback Villa 

2. Gorgeous candlelit aisle at the ceremony

3. New York style lounge decor and dance reception

3. If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what woud it be?

Enjoy every moment, including the detail planning. Make it a special time for all who attend and let your love show through every last detail. 

4. Give us the one moment from your wedding that you can’t stop thinking about.

When the bell rang, and the doors opened, I saw my groom smiling at me! Having my Dad on one side and Brian on the other gave me a security and feeling of overwhelming love. 

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Contemporary Black and White Wedding in Arizona

Posted by Kim on Jul 23, 2012

Angela & Michael

June 2

Tempe, Arizona

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From the Photographer: “I would describe Angela and Mike’s wedding as ‘classically stunning’.  From the beautiful St. Mary’s Catholic Church to the modern Tempe Center for the Arts, everything was gorgeous.  This was truly a wedding full of laughter and excitement.”

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Yellow and Green, Backyard Wedding in Arizona

Posted by Jeffra on Jan 11, 2012

Coley & Shane

August 26

Arizona

This was a complete DIY wedding at Living Waters Retreat Center in Cornville, AZ. Coley is a painting major, who was made everything in her wedding herself. With the help of her family and friends, she painted all the signs, she built the fence, she acquired and borrowed lanterns to hang from the trees, etc. These two also golf, and so since it was a backyard and DIY wedding, all the groomsmen wore golf type attire, and there were hints of their love of golfing throughout the decor. On their road trip across the United States to get to where their new home would be, they even pulled over and the two hit golf balls into a field somewhere out in the midwest! Shane also played professional basketball in Israel, and so when it came time for them to get the rings, their groomsmen pulled a stunt, where they taped the ring to one of many basketballs and handed them to Shane to find. And at the last minute, these two decided to make their exit, by running off the pier and jumping into the lake! -Daniel Kim Photography

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