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Jessica & Jeff – Windmill Winery Wedding

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What an absolutely incredible day for Jessica & Jeff’s Windmill Winery wedding photos!  They had the perfect color combination of purple and neutrals and some amazing florals that featured wheat and lavender.  It was so fun to spend the day with these two and see how much fun they had together.  The day was filled with joy and laughter and I was so happy to be a part of it!

I asked them both when they knew they had found “the one:”

Jeff:  “I realized she was ‘the one’ on a drive home from work last summer. I had accepted a very stressful job in a new field and was completely miserable. On my drive I realized that Jessica was the one thing I looked forward to at the end of the day–always there with open arms, never judgmental, and most importantly never objected to my video game playing.”

Jessica: “In true girl fashion, I knew I wanted to spend my life with Jeff way before he knew it. I have a four year-old son, and I knew from the moment I first introduced them that he was the only one I could see myself raising my son with.” 

Thank you both so much and best wishes!

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Film Lab: The FIND Lab

Venue: The Windmill Winery

Floral Design: Sarah’s Garden

Cake: Lesley’s Creative Cakes

Catering: Kiss the Chef

DJ: Ellagant Entertainment

Officiant: Mark Culbertson

Hair: Chelsea, Hair Attractions

Programs & Paper Goods: VineWedding, Etsy

Guest Book Poster Print: StudioMarshallArts, Etsy

2nd Photographer: Red Poppy Photo

Barbara Durkee - Rachel, you captured this special day so perfectly. I feel like i had been there.

You are awesome.

One question. Where is the mother of the bride?

Rachel Solomon - Hi Barbara! Thank you so much! I sent all the photos from the wedding day over to Jessica & Jeff, and there are lots of photos of Sandra included. Jessica will be able to send you all the photos! :)

Lynn & Keith – Sassi Wedding

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Lynn & Keith’s wedding was so stunning, and made their Sassi wedding photos all the more beautiful.  It was a warm sunny day in Scottsdale, surrounded by so many loving family & friends, and I was so thankful to be a part of it.  I asked Lynn about a favorite memory from when they first started dating, and when she knew he was the one:

“I especially knew I loved him at my good friend’s wedding. Keith was my date while I was a bridesmaid. It was Keith’s first time ever even meeting the bride and groom, but he showed up and made friends with all of my friends as well as people I didn’t even know. He did this all during the cocktail hour while I was getting photos taken with the wedding party. It’s practically impossible to find a man that could make so many friends and be comfortable in uncomfortable social settings. 

The first time I ever made eye contact with Keith I instantly knew he was the man I was waiting all these years for. I thought he had the most beautiful eyes and they were so genuine. He was so different than any other man I had dated. I felt instantly comfortable.”

So adorable!  Thank you both so much for the honor of being there on your big day, and best wishes to you!

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Film Lab: The FIND Lab

Venue: Sassi

Coordinator: The Overwhelmed Bride

Videographer: Everly Films

Floral Design: Verity of Fresh

Cake: Let Them Eat Cake

DJ: Ray the DJ

Officiant: Bird of Paradise Weddings

Strings: Simply Three

Gown Boutique: Mon Amie

Gown Designer: Allure

Bridesmaid Gowns: Mariee Bridal

2nd Photographer: Brealyn Nenes

Alicia - I’m obsessed with her dress!! These are stunning, Rachel!

Rachel Solomon - Thank you so much Alicia!

Amanda & Dan – Scottsdale Princess Wedding

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Cold temps and snowfall were a distant memory for these two east coasters enjoying the Arizona sunshine for their Scottsdale Fairmont Princess wedding photos!  It was so fun spending time with them and their guests, everyone so happy to be relishing this warm weather!

I asked Amanda when she knew that Dan was the one:

“Dan was in Tahoe with his family over Christmas break, and I was snowed in at my apartment in Pittsburgh marathoning The West Wing on Netflix. We texted more and more over that week, and Dan invited me to a New Year’s Eve party at his place when he returned. That day while I was getting ready I started thinking about him differently and was very nervous and excited to see him. We had our first kiss at midnight at that New Year’s Eve party and the rest is history!”

So fun!  Thank you both for the honor of being their on your big day, and a huge congrats to you and your families!
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Film Lab: The FIND Lab

Venue: Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Floral Design: Avant Garde Floral Design Studio

Cake: Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Band: TreJa Vu

Musicians: Sweetwater Springs

Gown: Allure

Gown Boutique: MB Bride

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

2nd Photographer: Red Poppy Photo

Dianne & Burt Amernick - Love the pictures!!

Anna & Dave – Desert Botanical Garden Engagement

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I’m so excited to share these Desert Botanical Garden engagement photos of Anna & Dave!  It’s spring in Arizona, which means plenty of sunshine, beautiful plant life, and warm weather.  We spent the afternoon meandering along the paths of the DBG, taking in the sights and just enjoying ourselves.

When I asked these two about their favorite memory from when they first started dating, here is what they had to say:

Anna: “My favorite memory is when Dave invited me to spend Thanksgiving with his family. Dave loved spending Thanksgiving with his family and I quickly learned why. It was an amazing gathering and I loved being a part of the celebration.”

Dave: “My two favorite memories are: 1) hearing her infectious laugh while she was watching TV in another room–to this day it is always a goal of mine to make her laugh so I can hear that laugh, and 2) I knew early on that we always had a good time when we did every day life things (such as running errands or going to movies).”

I had such a great time with you two!  Can’t wait for your wedding!

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Film Lab: The FIND Lab

Venue: Desert Botanical Garden

Featured on: Magnolia Rouge

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So excited to see Molly & Mickey’s wedding on Magnolia Rouge today!  Magnolia Rouge is one of my absolute favorite wedding blogs, with some of the most beautiful inspiration you’ve ever seen.  To see my original post, click here, and to see the full feature on Magnolia Rouge, click here!