Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain Destination Wedding
Wow! We have been extremely busy capturing some of the most incredible weddings here in Arizona. We have had so many destination weddings this season, it’s been so fun! It’s no joke when people say that Scottsdale and Tucson are becoming one of the biggest destination wedding locations! According to The Knot, Tucson, Arizona is number nine out of fifty!
Which leads us into this most stunning Marana wedding we captured last season! Marana is located just northwest of Tucson and has the most gorgeous Ritz Carlton hotel tucked away in the stunning mountains. Nicole and Jordan traveled from New York to have their dreamy cactus filled wedding right here in Arizona. The whole wedding was absolutely incredible. From Nicole’s three hair changes, to Jordan’s surprise for Nicole with her favorite Jewish singer, to the floral chandelier in reception, and the most white and bright ceremony set up. It was definitely one of our most favorite chuppah’s we’ve ever seen. The whole wedding was an absolute production and we loved every second of it. Enjoy these stunning images Elyse Hall captured (Check out this other dreamy wedding we captured along side her in Scottsdale, Arizona) and their most fun wedding trailer we had the opportunity to put together! Congrats again Nicole and Jordan, we are so beyond excited for you two!
How They Met:
Jordan had heard about Niki because he was going to his fraternity’s semi formal with a friend of his. He saw her in the library a few weeks later and she came over to speak with her friend, who happened to be at his table. He cracked some joke at her and that was when they first started speaking.
Niki and Jordan were supposed to go to the Grand Canyon, which is where Jordan had expected to propose. Niki was with her family skiing in Colorado, and had been complaining about stomach issues for a week. When Jordan arrived in Arizona, Niki’s stomach pains were so bad that they had to take her to the hospital – it was there that they discovered Niki needed to have her gallbladder removed!
Jordan had a limited window where he could surprise Niki with a proposal. He had previously told her the ring wasn’t ready yet. A day after her surgery, she was on the road to recovery, and he told her that his dad had gotten her gallstone from the hospital. He presented the stone in a urine test cup to Niki, but inside was actually her ring! She instantly jumped up and started dancing, and said “yes” of course!
Vendors: Photographer: Elyse Hall Photography // Videographer: Serendipity Cinema // Venue: Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain // Planner: Table 6 Productions // Entertainment: Jordan Kahn Band // Florist: La Fleur // Rabbi: Rabbi Billy Lefkowitz // Hair + Makeup: Heather Van Houten // Dress: Monique Lhuillier