Spring Airbnb Wedding in Arizona

Spring Wedding in Arizona

For their Spring Airbnb Wedding in Arizona – Amarah and Egan knew exactly what they wanted to bring their dream day to life. Amarah and Egan stumbled upon this gorgeous modern Airbnb in the heart of Anthem and knew immediately this was it! Decorated with modern fixtures, black accent walls and spacious enough for an entire bridal party to get ready in, this Airbnb was an all around dream!

The day began peacefully as Amarah wrote her vows surrounded by her bridesmaids. Amarah and her bridesmaids wore the most gorgeous silk robes that looked incredible against the bold accent wall in the girls room. In the guest house next door, Amarah’s son got ready with the boys before his first look with mama. It was so special being able to watch Egan get him ready and see the special bond the two of them share through the photographs!

Amarah shared a tearful first look with her bridesmaids before walking down the aisle. Laughter and happy tears were flowing as the bridesmaids embraced her offering last minute words of encouragement and love. Dried pampas tied into their arch, draped florals, minimalistic signage and white rose petals lining the aisles provided the most exquisite setting for Amarah and Egan’s Spring Airbnb Wedding in Arizona. 

Egan and Amarah shared hand written vows in front of guests during their ceremony. Circling behind their arch, we were able to capture some of their family and friends reactions to their sweet promises as well. Hand written vows are always so special to witness at weddings. A little tip if you are getting married and stressed about vows – write them the day of! Some will say that it is crazy to wait or that it’s bad because it is last minute, but several couples have actually told us they prefer to write their vows the morning of! Writing your vows the day of your wedding is actually much easier because you are so in the moment already that words come easier than they normally would. Another bonus, you get cute photos of you writing your vows too if you wait until the big day!

After the ceremony, Egan and Amarah took advantage of the many incredible locations provided at their Airbnb. A personal favorite was their rooftop balcony that looked out over their reception and guests. Egan and Amarah’s reception was something straight out of your dreams. Elegant, Minimalistic, Modern, this Spring Airbnb Wedding in Arizona has it all. Lit only by the hanging string lights, they shared an intimate dinner surrounded by friends and family before moving inside for the real party!

VENDORS:

Planner: https://www.instagram.com/yourhappyweddinghelper/

Florals: https://www.instagram.com/anna_day_designs/

Pampas: https://www.instagram.com/houseofpampas/

Wedding Dress: https://www.instagram.com/kleinfeldbridal/

Grooms Suit: https://www.instagram.com/magroclothing/

Groomsmen Suits: https://www.instagram.com/theblacktux/

Bridesmaid Dresses: https://www.instagram.com/showmeyourmumu/

Hair: https://www.instagram.com/emilyy_finn/

Makeup: https://www.instagram.com/makeupbyjsouth/

If you loved Egan and Amarah’s Spring Airbnb Wedding in Arizona, check out a Winter Wedding here!

Winter Wedding at The Paseo | B + A

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Alan and Brittany’s Winter Wedding at the Paseo was everything you could dream of. Something about saying “I do” in front of Arizona’s incredible Superstition Mountains just can’t be beat. If you are looking for a venue that can completely captivate guests while portraying Arizona’s beauty, The Paseo is the venue for you! 

As soon as Brittany unzipped the dress bags, jaws dropped. They had chosen the most incredible deep green for the bridesmaid dresses and groomsmen ties, it was the perfect choice for their Winter Wedding at the Paseo! The green complimented the minimalistic colors they had chosen and totally popped on the bridesmaids leaving everyone in awe!

When it came to decorating their Winter Wedding at the Paseo, Alan and Brittany kept it simple but elegant. Opting for a more modern feel, the couples welcome signs were a gorgeous matte black with gold calligraphy, abundances of white rose petals lined the aisles and they even had a blanket bucket out filled with warm thermals for guests who were chilly during the ceremony.

Brittany got dressed with her mother and sister before a tearful first look with her son followed by bridesmaids. We really loved that Alan’s mother came in to help Brittany too, even putting the lucky wedding penny in her shoe for her! The lucky wedding penny has been a wedding tradition in their family for many years, being able to witness this was so special! Alan spent the afternoon with his groomsmen getting ready before reading a private note from his soon to be bride just minutes before walking down the aisle.

Alan and Brittany’s ceremony was every bit as magical as you’d think. Happy tears and laughter radiated from guests during the couples personal vows. Brittany and Alan made sure to include Brittany’s son in their ceremony wherever possible, it was so important for them to incorporate him anywhere they could! Jax’s sweet face during the ceremony said it all, you could definitely tell that he was feeling the love and so happy for his parents. 

Live music, caramel apples, delicious appetizers and cocktails flowed during cocktail hour. Guests mingled by the Paseo’s warm fireplace as the sun set over the Superstition Mountains. The sun setting over the mountains is incredible in itself, but it was the perfect finish to cocktail hour before inviting guests inside. Behind the Paseo’s large barn doors is pure magic. Hanging greenery, floating candles, fresh florals and a custom neon sign tied together the details of Brittany and Alan’s Winter Wedding at The Paseo.

Upon entering, guests were offered a glass of champagne before being directed to their hand selected seats with the sweetest favors waiting for them. Brittany and Alan had chosen a wood engraved magnet with the Superstition Mountains to share with their guests as favors! Toasts from loved ones, an intimate first dance and a snow send off was the perfect finish to Brittany and Alan’s Winter Wedding at The Paseo.

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VENDORS:

Venue: https://www.instagram.com/thepaseovenue/

Chandelier & Seating Chart: https://www.instagram.com/laceandabarn/

Rentals/Décor: https://www.instagram.com/materialgirlsweddings/

Floral: https://www.instagram.com/gardengateflowers/

Video: https://www.instagram.com/myeventfilm/

Caramel Apples for cocktail hour: https://www.instagram.com/yo.apples/

Live music for cocktail hour: https://www.instagram.com/jacobmorrisofficial/

DJ: https://www.instagram.com/amanijaeent/

Bridal Boutique: https://www.instagram.com/schaffersbridalaz/

Hair: https://www.instagram.com/taylor_lamb_hair/

Makeup: https://www.instagram.com/createdbeautyco/

Alterations: https://www.instagram.com/tailoredinwhite/

Bar: https://www.instagram.com/ontherocksbartenders/

Summer Wedding at Lot 8 San Diego

first kiss lot 8 wedding

Lot 8 is one of San Diego’s best kept hidden gems when it comes to wedding venues. What was once a simple parking lot now holds the perfect DIY space for couples to curate their own dream wedding! Filled with live succulents, lush greenery, palms overhead and an open ceiling to allow California’s warm sunset’s to illuminate events – Summer weddings at Lot 8 are truly magical. 

Gabe and Sandee chose Lot 8 for their summer wedding for various reasons. Having eloped privately before the big day, they really wanted something that was going to be spacious enough to include all of their closest friends and family while also providing enough room for customization so that Sandee could put her creative mind to work. Sandee did just that and the outcome was incredible! Personal touches like a traveling wagon bar, photo booth and dessert spread were added to tie in their upbeat personalities!

The morning of the wedding was nothing short of perfect. Drinks were flowing, laughter filled the room, happy tears and everything in between. Sandee had a tender first look with her daughter and mother followed by her bridesmaids while Gabe, his son and groomsmen did final touches in the suite next door. A little side note, Sandee and Gabe’s family blended officially that day! We loved seeing how they included their children in their wedding day individually and together. Ps, if you take a peek at one of those first photos of Gabe, that is actually a tattoo of Sandee sending him a love letter!

Though Gabe and Sandee did have a traditional wedding at Lot 8, it was important to them to have a private first look to themselves as well. They chose to do their first look in Balboa Park surrounded by expansive palms and the sound of ocean waves. Gabe’s reaction to Sandee tugged at heart strings all over. Even though they had eloped previously and Gabe had already seen Sandee in her wedding dress before, he was overcome with emotion and looked at her like it was the first time he had ever seen her. On a side note, we have been around Sandee and Gabe several times and I can attest that he always looks at her with this love and adoration.

Since Lot 8 is a smaller wedding venue, Gabe and Sandee decided to travel off the venue to Old Town San Diego to do bridal party photos. Old Town San Diego provides gorgeous historical sites, bright pops of color with different architecture and a charisma that can’t be beat making it the perfect fit for bridal party photos! 

A simplistic arch decorated with large bundles of dried pampas against a wall of live succulents created the dreamiest ceremony setting. Gabe and Sandee shared sweet words and their first kiss before being escorted back down the aisle by the cutest veil assistants ever! After a short cocktail hour of mingling, the bridal party was brought in with a “welcome shot” in front of the traveling wagon bar and their Summer Wedding at Lot 8 was ready to really begin! 

Venue: http://www.instagram.com/lot8sd

Photographer: www.instagram.com/charlottefrancisphoto

Dress: http://www.instagram.com/grace_loves_lace

Tux: http://www.instagram.com/friartux

If you enjoyed this Summer Wedding at Lot 8, check out another San Diego session here!

The Meadow at Schnepf Farms Wedding

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Tucked in between a forest of 35 year old pine trees hides one of Arizona’s most incredible wedding venues. When it comes to wedding destinations, The Meadow at Schnepf Farms checks every box on the list. While providing a secluded and quaint space for a more intimate celebration, The Meadow also has enough land to be a perfect fit for larger events as well making it truly the best of both worlds. To top it off, you do not have to drive 2+ hours to get here. You would never guess, but it’s actually located in the East Valley!

John and Hilary’s wedding day could only be described as something straight out of a fairytale. With a healthy mix of Coachella vibes and all things Boho-Chic sprinkled in to tie in the perfect combination of their personalities. The rooms included for couples when getting married in The Meadow at Schnepf Farms were a personal favorite. Combined with woodsy features, it is a whimsical experience for couples who truly want to feel as if they are saying “I do” in an enchanted forest off-grid. Hilary’s suite was a tiny cabin where she and her bridesmaids sipped on rose and laughed off nerves where John had a tent pitched for he and his groomsmen to enjoy the open meadow.

Have you ever heard the phrase that rain on your wedding day is lucky? John and Hilary might as well have struck gold on their wedding day because dang did it pour! The down pour cleared just as the bridal party lined up to begin their walk down the aisle and the sun shined down on Hilary as she walked to her future groom. See what I mean about this wedding being an actual fairy tale? Hand written vows, happy tears and plenty of beautiful dried pampas and pine cones to enhance The Meadow at Schnepf Farms scenery.

After the ceremony, the couple stepped away to enjoy a quiet moment alone before being embraced by their friends and family. The Meadow at Schnepf Farms reception set up was any Boho-Chic lovers dream. Long wood tables with greenery, long stemmed lit candles, gold accents, macrame seating charts and hand written on name cards on leaves were the perfect addition to the couples Pinterest worthy wedding. John and Hilary went above and beyond for guests even offering a fresh pasta bar and a photo bus for guests to have a keepsake from the wedding.

Flowing booze, delicious desserts and a solo performance from the groom himself – John and Hilary’s reception was anything but basic. Priceless and heartfelt toasts kept everyone cheerful until the DJ brought out some late 90’s beats and the party got started. Dress now ombré from the mud and all, John whisked Hilary away with a sparkler send off. It was the perfect finish to their Meadow wedding at Schnepf Farms.

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VENDORS

Venue : @weddingsatschnepffarms

Cake : @cccakesbybrandi

Make up & Hair : @seventhavebeauty

Photo booth : @cruisinphotobus

Dusk Wedding at The Ice House | N+ K

Nick + Kelly tied the knot with their romantic and moody wedding at the Ice House. We were there to capture every emotional tear and every bubbling cheer. Nick + Kelly wanted something truly different for their wedding day, and we think they nailed it. From the dusk ceremony, donut wall (with the best donuts ever), the detailed decor choice to the elaborate dance floor that was packed the entire night, this wedding had such a great feel.

The Ice House, located in the historic warehouse district in downtown Phoenix, is one of the most sought after wedding venues in Arizona. Between the industrial interior, open ceiling ceremony site and the local art displayed throughout the venue – The Ice House provides a unique and authentic experience to all guests.

Nick + Kelly’s family and friends spoke about the couple to say how different they are in so many ways, but balance each other so perfectly. We couldn’t agree more! Getting to know this couple over the last year, we were able to witness just how incredible they are together. If you need any more reason to obsess over them, for their engagement, Nick actually recreated the tea kettle scene from The Office to propose to Kelly during Christmas!

Kelly and her bridesmaids began the day bumping Lizzo and popping champagne in their fabulous bridesmaids pajamas. Nick and his groomsmen had the downstairs portion of the venue where they prepped Nick with shots and last minute words of encouragement. One of the sweetest things about the pre ceremony moments was Nick reading his vows over and over again. It was so touching to see the creases in the paper revealing really how many times he had looked back at them over the last few days. Dressed in all black, per the couples request, guests began to arrive and sat in the candle lit rows ready to watch Nick + Kelly say “I do.”

Nick + Kelly’s reception hall was something straight out of your dreams. The open ceiling structure, candle lit place settings, extravagant floral installations and modern guest cards were to die for. After being toasted by friends and family, Nick + Kelly opened their dance floor to their guests and their celebration at the Ice House began.

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VENDORS:

Venue : The Ice House

Photographer + Photobooth : Charlotte Francis Photo

Florist – Haleigh Brownlee / Insta: _flora_byhaleigh
Videographer – James Lee / Insta: leemediaweddings
DJ – Tara Lopez – Insta: stoneypie
Cocktail Hr Food – Nosh Board / Insta: noshboard
Caterer – AZ Inspirations Catering / Insta: azinspirationscatering
Day of Coordinator – Kristi Bearden (PartyBliss) / Insta: partyblissaz
Donuts – Hurts Donuts / Insta: hurtsdonutco
Cake – Amy Miertschin / Insta: amy.miertschin
Bartenders – Hey, Bartender! / Insta: heybartenderarizona

Tanner + Maria | Arizona Wedding Photography

Tanner + Maria’s wedding day was perfect, down to the last detail.  Church has been an important part of their lives, so they naturally wanted to incorporate that into their wedding day.  They chose to have their ceremony at the Saint Juan Diego Catholic Church in Chandler, Arizona, just south of Mesa. Their November wedding was full of love, family, fresh florals and tons of partying with their closest friends.

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Dylan + Cailey | Surprise San Francisco Elopement

San Francisco is a very special place for Dylan + Cailey.  The two of them began a tradition in 2015 of visiting San Francisco every year to attend the Outside Lands Music Festival.  Over the years, their annual trip grew to include dozens of their closest friends.  The music festival soon became an event that they would all look forward to each year — an entire weekend of music, dancing, and friends that just gets better every year.  Each of their parents also had important moments in the city, making San Francisco an extremely special place in Dylan + Cailey’s hearts.  So, when they made the announcement to their bridal party that they were flying to celebrate their bachelor and bachelorette parties in San Francisco, no one was surprised.  However, they were soon to be very surprised to find out that they were in San Francisco for a little more than a party.

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