Stonebridge Manor Wedding

Garrett and Ashley’s Stonebridge Manor Wedding

Stonebridge Manor Wedding

This Stonebridge Manor wedding was absolutely GORGEOUS! If you are newly engaged and looking for an amazing wedding venue in the Phoenix and surrounding area, I highly recommend you check out Stonebridge! Stonebridge is a hidden gem in Arizona, if you live in the valley you are probably already aware at how difficult it is to find a lush green venue without traveling atleast an hour or so up north. Not only does Stonebridge Manor have two different areas for couples to access for their wedding but the property is HUGE! There are photo ops at nearly every corner with a flower garden, a stone bridge, a courtyard, balcony, the list goes on! It is such an elegant venue and pretty decently priced compared to other local venues, I definitely recommend scheduling a tour to see for yourself!

Ashley and Garrett’s Stonebridge Manor Wedding took place in the fall, one of our absolute favorite seasons for Arizona weddings! They chose to get married on the bridge side of the venue that has tons of big beautiful trees that provide shade and perfect lighting for photos at all times of the day. This wedding was SO fun to photograph because the couple was seriously the absolute sweetest ever. Ashley could light up a room with her smile and you could tell they were just so happy to be getting married! Weddings like this make our job as photographers so fun because I thrive off of capturing emotion and there was so many feels from everyone on this wedding day!

A few things I absolutely loved that Ashley and Garrett included in their Stonebridge Manor Wedding day was the elegant champagne tower, this is so much fun for photos too! Their petal toss as they exited the wedding ceremony, another incredible photo op! The sweet moment they had with their bridal party and moms praying over them right before walking down the aisle together. The fog canon they used to hype up their guests during open dance, the cigar bar, the amazing scookie bar truck that came for dessert and of course the sparkler exit to end the night!

If you are recently engaged and looking for your wedding venue, make sure you check out our recent blog on Arizona’s Top Wedding Venues!

Stonebridge Manor Wedding
Stonebridge Manor Wedding


Venue: Stonebridge Manor

Photographer: Charlotte Francis Photo

Rentals: Material Girls Weddings

DJ: Direct Sounds

Photo booth: Etc Entertainment

Wedding rings: Kasia Jewelry

iPhone/ social media photographer: Awesome Phoenix

Videographer: Riley Hicks Video

Florist: Harper Floral Co

Makeup: Makeup By Tatum G

Hair: KB Glam

Wedding dress: The Bustle Bridal Boutique

Signage: Paper and Petals Co

Wedding Cake Bakery: Piece of Cake AZ

Dessert truck: The Scookie Bar

Luxury El Chorro Wedding

Luxury El Chorro Wedding | Arizona Wedding Photographer

luxury el chorro wedding

Ryan and Rebecca’s Luxury El Chorro Wedding was nothing short of breathtaking. El Chorro is perfect for those who are looking for a sophisticated venue with jaw dropping views. El Chorro leaves nothing to be wanted for – with it’s beautiful desert views, indoor and outdoor options and ability to completely customize the space to give you the wedding of your dreams. El Chorro is unique as well because there are 4 different areas on the property that you are able to utilize for your wedding day!

If you are looking for another incredible wedding venue, make sure you check out our blog on the top wedding venues in Arizona!

El Chorro is seriously one of our absolute favorite venues! This wedding was also so fun because we got to work with such incredible vendors to bring it together – including Jane In The Woods who absolutely transformed this space into something straight out of a magazine! The couples planner Kelsey did such a fantastic job!

Rebecca and Ryan spared no expense when planning their Luxury El Chorro Wedding. From the custom wedding dress down to the hand made seating chart, every detail about their wedding was truly unique to them as a couple. I loved the fact that they used the ceremony space for both the ceremony and reception. The awesome thing about El Chorro is the fact that you can customize the spaces however you please. So the reception was completely unrecognizable from how it looks only an hour prior. The team at El Chorro makes some magic happen when creating spaces for their couples!

I could go on forever about how insane this Luxury El Chorro Wedding was but I’ll let this photos speak for me! A huge shout out to all of the amazing vendors who made this day happen below!


Venue: El Chorro

Photography: Charlotte Francis Photo

Videography: Love Story Films

Planning: Jane In The Woods Kelsey

Makeup: NeeLabs

Dress: Enzoani

Tux: Mens Warehouse

Tailor: Tailored In White

Signage: Freja Creative

Neon: HowdyDudeyNeon

Bartending: Couple Of Bartenders

Rentals: Bright Event Rentals & Found Rental Co

Custom Installments: The Details Duo

Floral: Zinnia Floral

DJ: Direct Sounds

Luxury Tabletop: Casa de Perrin

Dessert: A Bake Shop

Gelato Cart: Frost

Wedding Exit Ideas From A Wedding Photographer

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Wedding Exit Ideas | Arizona Wedding Photographer 

Coming up with unique wedding exit ideas does not have to be a difficult task in planning your send off! As wedding photographers, we are pretty involved in helping couples plan aspects of their days that they may be unsure about. After all we do see hundreds of weddings in our careers and most couples have maybe attended a dozen weddings in their lifetime, so it totally makes sense that they may need some help brainstorming! 

Whether you are going for classic or creative, there are wedding exit ideas out there for every couple! Here are some of our favorite send-off ideas that we have seen throughout the years. Browse through these awesome send offs to find the perfect fit for your wedding vision!

Traditional Wedding Exit Ideas


While sparklers are an absolute classic when it comes to wedding exit ideas, more venues over the years have begun to not allow this option due to fire hazards or guests being unsafe with them! If your venue does allow sparklers and you are not at risk of fires, I say go for it! You can’t go wrong with a sparkler exit! 

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Flower Petals

Flower Petals are a personal favorite of mine for wedding exits! Flowers can be more budget friendly as well because you can either use extra florals from your florist, or if you want to save even more money, buy some bouquets from Trader Joe’s the night before or day of to de petal toss!

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Bubbles are a super fun and easy wedding exit idea! They are fairly inexpensive and all guests can hold a wand easily for a send off. If you want to really go crazy and have a TON of bubbles for your exit try these giant bubble guns!

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Streamers are a fun and festive way to head off toward your honeymoon! They are completely customizable with color, size, and length. A cool way to customize them could be to use your wedding colors as well for them! 

wedding exit ideas

Glow Sticks

Glow sticks are also a really easy and stress free send off option! They are decently priced and you can buy in bulk to make sure every guests has a few to really brighten your exit up. If you can, try and find the longer sticks rather than the short because they don’t photograph as well! Glow sticks or wands are also super fun to add to the dance floor for fun dancing shots!

wedding exit ideas glow sticks


If you are in an indoor venue and they don’t mind traditional confetti this is a great send off option! If you are exiting outdoors in nature you’ll definitely want to invest in some biodegradable confetti instead. It looks no different but isn’t bad for the environment and is an easier clean up! If you do not want traditional confetti you can always go the dried lavender or hole punched leaves route! 

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Unique Wedding Exit Ideas


Is there anything more epic than fireworks lighting up the sky as you exit your wedding? This is the most incredible and unexpected way to end the night! Guests will be shocked and love this exit because it’s such a rare idea it isn’t done often but dang does it look cool! 

fireworks wedding exit

Cold Sparks 

Cold sparks are the perfect sparkler alternative! If you are wanting something epic like sparklers but your venue does not allow them this is the next best thing! The cold sparks are perfectly safe and can be used indoor or outdoors making it a safe option for locations with fire hazards. 

wedding cold sparks

Smoke Bombs 

Smoke bombs are such a fun and unique way to be sent off! Typically this send off is done while it’s still light out or for epic bridal party photos since it’s tougher to see these outdoors. If the venue has additional outdoor lighting this is a really cool option though! If doing smoke bombs make sure you keep a good distance from the white dress so it doesn’t stain!

wedding smoke bombs

Getaway Car

Using a getaway car at the end of the night is such a classy and fun way to end your wedding night! It is great not only for photo ops but also gives you a way to say see ya to guests at the end of the night without having to wait around for an Uber or a family member to pull a car around. Pro tip – have the car arrive before sunset so that you can use it for bridal photos before v it’s dark out! 

wedding classic car

Looking for more wedding tips? Make sure to check our blog on Arizona’s top wedding venues!

20 of Arizona’s Best Wedding Venues To Check Out Right Now

20 of Arizona’s Best Wedding Venues To Check Out Right Now | Arizona Wedding Photographer

Come along and view our personal guide to Arizona’s Best Wedding Venues! Arizona is one of the warmest and sunniest states in the United States. From it’s sun drenched deserts, saguaros, canyons, mountains and unbeatable sunsets it is no wonder couples travel from all over the world to plan their wedding here!

Arizona’s Best Wedding Venues : Desert

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The Paseo

Apache Junction, Arizona

There is no better place for a true Arizona wedding than The Paseo. It is carefully placed at the foot of the majestic Superstition Mountains, surrounded by picturesque native Sonoran Desert; a romantic, completely unique, private outdoor venue. Their motivated staff will ensure your special day is everything you could ever imagine. The Paseo is also family owned and operated making it that much more special!

Inquire about booking The Paseo here!

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El Chorro

Paradise Valley, Arizona

El Chorro is an absolutely magical venue to get married and one of Arizona’s best wedding venues in our opinion. Framed by Cambelback mountain and saguaros galore, El Chorro provides a stunning backdrop for weddings. You have access to both the luxurious indoor reception space as well as the outdoors that holds beautiful desert landscape for photos. The space is completely customizable as well giving you the freedom to truly have the wedding ceremony and reception of your dreams!

Inquire about booking with El Chorro here!

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Desert View

Apache Junction, Arizona

Desert View is one of Arizona’s newest all-inclusive wedding venues located in Apache Junction. They are set to open in Fall 2023 but we have already had so many of our own couples book this beautiful space! Desert View has two buildings with three distinct areas: the Event Center, the Chapel and the Outdoor Ceremony Location, all with stunning mountain views of the Superstitions!

Inquire about booking Desert View here!

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Mountain Shadows

Paradise Valley, Arizona

Say your “I Do’s” in an unforgettable desert setting. Mountain Shadows sits between Camelback and the Mummy Mountains creating the perfect desert backdrop for any wedding celebration! Not only does this venue have a stunning lawn to hold your ceremony but the overlook deck with Camelback Mountain views is the perfect space to enjoy your reception dinner as the sun sets. There is also a ballroom available for couples who wish to have an indoor reception in warmer months!

Inquire about booking Mountain Shadows here!

Arizona’s Best Wedding Venues : Garden

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Stonebridge Manor

Mesa, Arizona

Set among lush gardens, Stonebridge Manor by Wedgewood Weddings is an enchanting setting that draws the eye to the magnificent mansion, featuring a choice of climate-controlled modern reception rooms, grand staircases, and large picture windows that flood the event space with natural light. Stonebridge has two options for couples a garden pavillion or a manor courtyard.

Inquire about booking Stonebridge Manor here!

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The Meadow : Schnepf Farms

Queen Creek, Arizona

The Meadow is ideal for couples hoping for a quiet, private wedding set in nature. This lush green meadow is tucked away in a 25-year old pine forest, creating an enchanting atmosphere for your big day, with wooden benches, a ceremony arch, and birds chirping around you. The venue will provide large farm tables with benches for you and your guests. It’s a perfect escape for an enchanting wedding of up to 200 guests!

Inquire about booking The Meadow here!

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Venue At The Grove

Phoenix, Arizona

Venue at the Grove is perfect for those wanting a lush, shaded and intimate wedding experience. Surrounded by an orchard of pecan trees The Grove provides an environment that lets you escape the Arizona desert scenery and heat.

Inquire about booking with Venue at The Grove here!

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The Farm at South Mountain

Phoenix, Arizona

The Farm at South Mountain offers the most unique wedding experience in Phoenix. Voted “Best Wedding Venue in Arizona” by several industry magazines, The Farm’s beautiful gardens and lush Arizona landscape make it a naturally perfect place to tie the knot!

Guests will be instantly transported to another world as they enter the large grassy property with its expansive grove of pecan trees, bright blooming flowers, and enchanting spaces. Evening transforms this beautiful 10-acre property into a romantic wonderland of magical twinkling lights. Dine among the trees, dance under the stars, and celebrate a night truly worth remembering.

Inquire about booking the Farm at South Mountain here!

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Gather Estate

Mesa, Arizona

Gather Estate provides the perfect mix of formality, comfort, and class that couples want to receive wedding guests. The atmosphere is perfect for those looking to have a more low-key, intimate gathering among the orchard trees. Indoor and outdoor space availability is also a huge plus at this venue along with the owner Shelley, she is super involved and is always a hit with all couples!

Inquire about booking Gather Estate here!

Arizona’s Best Wedding Venues : Modern

the croft arizona wedding venue

The Croft

Phoenix, Arizona

The Croft Downtown is unlike any other venue in the Phoenix area. The Croft Downtown offers urban cement floors and wood trellised ceilings, paired with stylish and chic décor to create an elegant yet comfortable ambience. This venue is equipped with an enchanting rustic ceremony area and a dedicated lofty reception space for dinner, dancing and entertainment.

Inquire about booking The Croft here!

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The Ice House

Phoenix, Arizona

The Ice House has an industrial dream perfect for couples who want to add a flair all their own. Couples can let their imagination run free with this blank canvas venue, the owner has a huge collection of antiques as well that help make couples dreams a reality! The courtyard is absolutely stunning especially at night with the chandelier, the reception space is lit with candles and the perfect moody vibe, they also have an art gallery area for you to hold cocktail hour!

Inquire about booking The Ice House here!

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Hotel Valley Ho

Scottsdale, Arizona

From an intimate celebration to a glittering gala, Hotel Valley Ho is the perfect setting for the wedding of your dreams. Originally opened in 1956 and fully restored, the hotel is a true icon of 1950s modernism in Downtown Scottsdale. Enjoy stunning venues like the lush Palm Courtyard and panoramic Sky Line Rooftop atop the seven-story Tower.

Inquire about booking Hotel Valley Ho here!

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The Clayton House

Chandler, Arizona

The Clayton House is a dynamic space for all occasions! Previously an abandoned postal storage warehouse, this family-owned venue was renovated to become a one-of-a-kind wedding and event space merging past with present, making this an unparalleled backdrop for your event. Keeping the original frame and character throughout, the space has been renovated into a wedding and event space!

Inquire about booking The Clayton House here!

Northern Arizona Venues

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Sky Ranch Lodge

Sedona, Arizona

Sedona Sky Weddings at historic Sky Ranch Lodge is family owned and operated by the Graham family for over 35 years. Sky Ranch Lodge offers premier views of the majestic Sedona Red Rocks along with lodging on site!

Inquire about booking The Sky Ranch Lodge here!

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Red Agave Resort

Sedona, Arizona

Red Agave Resort provides a lovely outdoor venue for your wedding and accommodations for your guests, all in an intimate setting amidst a backdrop of stunning red rocks. There are also lodges available for guests to stay overnight on property and a beautiful hiking trail on the property to go off and take scenic wedding photos!

Inquire about booking Red Agave Resort here!

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Sedona, Arizona

At L’Auberge ceremonies may be set in an array of breathtaking backdrops. When booking this venue you have the choice of a hilltop canopy with sweeping red rock views or with flowing Oak Creek as both scenery and soundtrack.

Inquire about booking with L’Auberge here!

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Sedona, Arizona

Tlaquepaque offers beauty and charm in the heart of Sedona, Arizona. Specialized in intimate weddings, the vine covered stucco walls, cobble stoned walkways, arched entryways and elegant plazas, provide you with a magical place to design the wedding of your dreams and make forever memories.

Inquire about booking with Tlaquepaque here!

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Aldea Wedding In The Woods

Flagstaff, Arizona

The Woods is an outdoor venue set in the gorgeous Flagstaff forest. Ceremony space set amongst the trees, a heated open air pavillion for dining, and 3,000sqft of twinkle lit decking for dancing the night away under the stars! It’s one of our favorite venues in Northern Arizona to give you that perfect forest wedding vibe.

Inquire about working with Aldea Weddings In The Woods here!

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Arizona Nordic Village

Flagstaff, Arizona

Arizona Nordic Village is a unique venue in the Flagstaff pines. We love that you are able to rent yurts for wedding, hike around the property and stargaze in the woods without the pollution of city lights. This venue is perfect for anyone looking for an intimate forest wedding in Flagstaff! (stock photo from website!)

Inquire about booking Arizona Nordic Village here!

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Cabins On Strawberry Hill

Strawberry, Arizona

Cabins on Strawberry Hill is pefect for you if you are looking for an inclusive venue with everything you need for your wedding in the Flagstaff pines including on site accommodations! Near Payson in the small charming town of Strawberry is the venue Cabins on Strawberry Hill! It’s a pretty short drive away from the Phoenix area and has most vendors you’ll need in their packages!

Inquire about booking with Cabins on Strawberry Hill here!

If you loved this guide but are wanting more of an elopement vibe for your wedding day, make sure you check out my blog on finding the perfect elopement location in Arizona!