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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Christine + Christopher – Home Place Farm Wedding | Molalla Wedding Photographer

So excited to finally share this beautiful wedding shot at Home Place Farms. Christine and Christopher wanted nothing more for their special day than to be surrounded by their closest family and friends in the gorgeous woods of Oregon. Their day was filled with laughter, tears and pure happiness.

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Intimate Elopement on Catalina Island

Capturing Sam and Nikki’s Intimate Elopement on Catalina Island was a highlight of the year for sure! Catalina Island is one of California’s Channel Islands just southwest of Los Angeles – it is best known for its wildlife, diving, and its highest peak, Mt. Orizaba.  This quaint island is only about 21 miles by 8 miles in size, but features breathtaking scenery and beautiful stops at every turn.

Wanting the wedding to be very personal, Sam and Nikki chose an Intimate Elopement on Catalina Island with just the two of them. Neither of them could wait to be married as you can see on their faces.  Sam and Nikki took in the sites as we walked along the coast but mainly they only had eyes for each other.  We walked through Avalon taking photos and soaking up glorious sunshine.  Sam and Nikki’s ceremony location overlooked Lovers Cove, a gorgeous rocky cove with a narrow little beach. After they made their marriage official, we spent more time discovering the town of Avalon and taking photos by the courthouse and the water’s edge. The water seduced these lovers as Sam and Nikki couldn’t help but wade in still wearing their wedding attire. The ensuing photographs were some of my favorites!

Sam and Nikki chose an Intimate Elopement on Catalina Island mainly because they visited the island a year before and it held a special place in their hearts.  They never forgot how much they enjoyed it and they knew it was the perfect spot for them to make it official.  Wanting to avoid the stress and drama of planning a big wedding, Nikki mentioned they thought it would be a beautiful place to run away together! She was absolutely correct. Everywhere we turned  on this lovely island, we found amazing backdrops for photos that captured every emotion of the day — from regal and solemn to playful and flirtatious.  It was such a lovely day memorializing all the love-filled moments as their wedding photographer!

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