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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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

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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

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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!

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

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Spring Wedding The Farm at South Mountain

the farm at south mountain wedding reception

Pj and Diana chose to have an intimate Spring wedding at The Farm at South Mountain and it could not have been more beautiful. They included a small group of very close friends and family, no formal bridal party. You couldn’t help but smiling while capturing the warm, joyful moments Diana shared with a group of close friends and family as she got ready. Diana’s dress only added to her natural beauty, she chose an amazing two-piece. The long skirt was perfect for the photos and the ceremony and easy to ditch during reception! Pj and Diana proved that having a small, warm wedding doesn’t mean skimping on the glamour or details. In addition to the dress, the wedding day flowers were out of this world. Simplistic greenery and geometric candle holders completed the perfect minimalistic boho wedding style!


First Look on The Farm

Finding the perfect first look location for Pj and Diana’s Spring Wedding at The Farm at South Mountain came with ease. The lovely area among the flowering trees at The Farm at South Mountain provided the perfect hidden space to soak in those first few moments together. Nature added the perfect touch by placing white petals against the stunning backdrop of the green grass. The couples love was obvious to all! Diana walked up behind Pj for the first look; his reaction was priceless — memorializing moments like this is exactly why I love doing Arizona Wedding Photography.

Spring Wedding Ceremony The Farm at South Mountain

After the formal pictures and wedding ceremony were complete, Diana had a beautiful long train for her wedding dress that she removed once the ceremony was over which was fabulous for the reception (no bustling required!). They arranged to have an ice-cream truck come for the reception, a much-appreciated treat for a warm Arizona wedding! Guests had an awesome time with the photo booth provided through Cruisin’ Photo Bus and a tattoo station. Among all the cute tattoo designs, was an extra special design — Pj + Diana’s faces on one of the tattoos! The couple made sure that everyone had a memorable, fun time at their Spring Wedding at The Farm at South Mountain.

The Farm at South Mountain has endless gorgeous backdrops for weddings photography. While looking at these photos, Pj + Diana will celebrate their wedding day over and over throughout the years. Check out more Arizona Wedding Photography by yours truly here!

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

Florals + Planning: https://www.instagram.com/moelleux_events/