Dreamy Backyard Wedding in Arizona

Dreamy Backyard Wedding in Arizona : Arizona Wedding Photographer

For their Backyard Wedding in Arizona – Alyssa and David knew they wanted anything but basic. Alyssa’s aunt offered to lend the couple their backyard and from there they made absolute magic happen! Alyssa and David dreamed of an epic celebration with their friends and family with an intimate dinner under string lights and man did they deliver. Their friends and family came together and made this day a total dream!

When clients decide on having a backyard wedding in Arizona our number one tip is to have couples make sure this space has plenty of good light and opportunities for photos. Alyssa and David’s family home was nothing short of perfection, they could not have had a more stunning wedding location if they tried! The property was massive with lush greenery and beautiful architecture at every turn making it incredible for photo ops at every turn.

Alyssa and David wrote letters to each other to read prior to the ceremony and it made the build up of seeing each other that much more special. Hand written vows or letters 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!

Their reception space was created with the help of their amazing family and friends who hand strung the string lights, it was unreal. They were able to transform the ceremony space into an intimate and elegant space where guests could mingle, enjoy the delicious food and listen to music while they enjoyed each others company. It was the most beautiful backyard wedding in Arizona, we were honored to be able to capture every minute of it!


Planner: Copper State Weddings

Photographer & Videographer: Charlotte Francis Photo

Event Rentals: Wood N Crate Event Rentals & A to Z Party Rentals

Bartender: AZ Bartenders

Catering: Z Catering

Bouquet: Merci Bouquet

DJ: DJ Pulse AZ

Cake: LGO Cake Shop

Desert Wedding at The Paseo | Arizona Wedding Photographer

Desert Wedding at The Paseo | Arizona Wedding Photographer

There is nothing more breathtaking than a desert wedding at The Paseo. The Paseo is breathtaking and a venue that couples come from all over the world to have their wedding day at. The large windows reflecting the superstitions, jaw dropping view of the Arizona desert and whimsical reception place is a show stopper for all guests.
For Alana and Jimmy, being able to enjoy the outdoors and nature with their friends and family was a huge must for their wedding day – they chose a late winter wedding at The Paseo and it was the most incredible day surrounded by so much love.

If you want to see the most dreamy desert wedding at the Paseo venue in Arizona, here it is! Jimmy and Alana’s wedding day was nothing short of magical. The wedding was at the Paseo which is a beautiful venue in the Superstition Mountains in Apache Junction, Arizona.

Alana and Jimmy rented airbnb’s near the Paseo to get ready at with friends and family the morning of, I highly recommend doing this if you have large groups staying with you or getting ready with you! These airbnb’s were next door to eachother making it the perfect space for both sides to get ready before heading to the venue.

Alana wore the most gorgeous all lace dress with a stunning long veil and Jimmy had a classic black and white suit with their bridal party in shades of red to compliment the desert background, it was absolutely perfect! I loved that they decided to do a first look and private vows before the ceremony together, it allows couples to soak it all in and not feel the pressure to react a certain way or even hide those feelings if they have a million eyes on them during the ceremony. For desert weddings at the paseo I love utilizing the big doors in the ceremony space for photos, it is one of my favorite areas in the whole venue!

After the ceremony finished we got to go out to the desert for sunset photos among the saguaros and cholla with the Superstition Mountains as the backdrop to capture the new couple! Being able to sneak away from cocktail hour and enjoy the quiet and sunset together is such a magical experience for couples. The Paseo really does an incredible job of creating such an intimate and beautiful atmosphere for the couples getting married there, I can not recommend them enough!

If you are getting married at The Paseo and are looking into how weddings can look in other seasons, check out our blog on a winter wedding at The Paseo here!


Venue: The Paseo

Photography & Videography: Charlotte Francis Photo

DJ: Bella Sano Entertainment

Bartenders: On the Rocks Bartenders

Makeup: Superstition Makeup Co

Catering: Creations in Cuisine

Bakery: Whisk and Paddle Bakeshop

Decor: Jbarry Designs & L&B Weddings