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Jordan & Peter – Desert Botanical Garden Engagement

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Jordan & Peter chose a beautiful day for their Desert Botanical Garden engagement photos!  These two lovebirds recently moved to Arizona from Florida, and wanted a scenic quintessential Arizona landscape as their backdrop.  I love Arizona so much and I get so excited when couples choose the neutral palette of the desert for their photos.  We spent the afternoon getting to know each other and exploring all the beauty the DBG has to offer.

I asked Jordan how Peter proposed:

“We got engaged this past Christmas Eve. We have a big party with both of our families every year on Christmas Eve. Even though we had been together for a long time (4 and a half years) I wasn’t expecting to get engaged until next winter.  I was shocked when my family and I walked into his house, and our dog ran up wearing a sign that said ‘Will you marry my dad?’ Then Peter came out and got on one knee. I was so happy and shocked that I started crying happy tears.”

Love it!  Congrats to you both!

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Film Lab: The FIND Lab

Alicia & Andrew – Windmill Winery Wedding

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Well I think this one is one for the record books, folks.  From the pastel colors, to the gorgeous weather, to the stunning couple… Alicia & Andrew’s Windmill Winery wedding photos could not have turned out more fabulous!

You can read about their proposal here, but I also love this story from these two tricksters about when they first started dating:

“A couple months into dating, we took a day trip to Jerome. We spent most the day walking around the old mining town, and finished with a drive through the mountain to Prescott, where we ate dinner before heading back to Phoenix. A great memory on this day was when we pretended to be a couple from the South during our whole lunch. We invented a new back story, ordered and conversed with our waiter in our best Alabama accents, and created new names for each other, Brad and Joanne.  

We also spent a few hours one night at Andrew’s house creating a monster slide from the staircase using pillows and blankets. It looked awesome, but wasn’t very fast.”

I’m sitting here laughing out loud!  You two are so fun!  And perhaps you have a second career as undercover agents.

I’m so grateful to have been a part of your big day!  Can we do it again?!

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Film Lab: The FIND Lab

Venue: The Windmill Winery

Floral Design: Simply Beautiful Wedding & Event Planning

Cake: Melinda’s Desserts

Videographer: Sadie Such Photography

DJ: Ellagant Entertainment

Catering: Kiss the Chef

Makeup: Colleen Roseen

Hair: Devina Little

Gown Boutique: Mariee Bridal

Gown: Martina Liana

2nd Photographer: Brealyn Nenes

Featured on: Wedding Sparrow

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So honored to have this gorgeous editorial featured on Wedding Sparrow today!  Wedding Sparrow is a film only blog, which makes me extra happy since this entire editorial was shot on film.  Huge thank you to all the vendors who made it possible!  Check out the full feature over on Wedding Sparrow here!

Mariana & Daniel – Windmill Winery Wedding

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Mariana & Daniel’s Windmill Winery wedding photos are ones for the books!  Their day was dripping with gold and blush accents, full of emotion and happy tears, and we had the most beautiful day!  I asked Mariana & Daniel about their first impressions of each other, and how they knew each other was “the one.”

Daniel’s impression of Mariana was that she had a beautiful smile,  and Mariana liked how Daniel had such a quirky sense of humor.  Ever since they met as kids, and first started dating years later, Mariana always knew there was no doubt they would get married and grow a family together.

The moment Daniel realized that Mariana was the one was one night when they were on the phone.  They were just talking about what they wanted in a relationship and she told him that she wanted to have children, learn to cook and make certain things that Daniel’s mom made like home made tortillas.  And the fact that she was always willing to learn and continue education.  In other words she knew what she wanted in life.

All of this was so evident on their wedding day.  You could sense the emotion and commitment they had for each other.  I was so blessed to be a part of it.  Congrats to you both!
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Film Lab: The FIND Lab

Venue: The Windmill Winery

Florals & Vintage Rentals: Prim Unique Rentals

Cake: Lesley’s Creative Cakes

Makeup: Courtney Montes

Hair: Crystal Ibarra

Videographer: Superstition Productions

DJ: Joel Gibbs, Ellagant Entertainment

Catering: Kiss the Chef

Gown: Maggie Sottero

Gown Boutique: Schaffer’s

Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Earrings: Kate Spade

Veil: Smitha Menon Bridal, Etsy

Hair Pin: BHLDN

Bridesmaid Dresses: Wedding Belles

Groom’s Attire: Mr. Formal

2nd Shooter: Denise Nicole

Featured on: Junebug Weddings

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So excited for Mackenzie & Dan to see their wedding featured on Junebug Weddings today!  They had such a lovely wedding and are such a fabulous couple.  See the full feature on Junebug here!  You can also check out my original post here.  Huge thanks to the vendor team that made this possible!

Ceremony: Grace Lutheran Church

Reception: Marston House

Event Planning & Design: Duran Events

Floral: Little Fox Flower Shop

Bridal Gown: Justin Alexander

Gown Boutique & Custom Alterations: Suzanne’s Bridal

Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Bridesmaid Dresses: Watters

Menswear: Vera Wang

Stationery & Invites: Celebrations in Paper

Hair: Vanessa Jenners

Makeup: Crista

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Catering: Eco Caters

Entertainment: Nick Chavez DJ Services

Live Music: Adam & I

Videography: Shawn Lloyd Films