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.

The Proposal:

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

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Arizona Biltmore Destination Wedding

When we showed up the morning of Kevin and Deanna’s wedding day we knew it would be such a fun day. Deanna is so animated and absolutely hilarious. Her eyes were filled with tears of joy and gratitude throughout the whole day. Especially when she opened her wedding gift from Kevin, the best part? She got Kevin the exact same thing not knowing what he was getting her!!

Kevin and Deanna chose not to have a first look. The nerves were super high for both of them walking into their classic church ceremony. As soon as they saw each other as Deanna was walking down the aisle, you could feel the nerves disappear and the love between them was so apparent.

Read more about their classic Arizona Biltmore wedding below along with their story!

the couple, proposal, and wedding:

How They Met:

Kevin and Deanna met online. Their first date was at Starbucks in their Arlington neighborhood of Clarendon, Virginia. They sat on a set of club chairs and ended up spending three hours together. They talked about anything and everything, trying to learn everything they could about one another. The funny part of the date was a random man on his laptop sitting across from them. He was actually apart of a good majority of their first date conversation.

The Proposal:

When the thought of being engaged entered their relationship, Deanna made it very clear to Kevin she did not want a public proposal – no crowds, no restaurants, nothing. Something just between the two of them, as a very private special moment. Well, Kevin doesn’t quite like listening to Deanna. (According to her) His original plan was to propose under the cherry blossom trees in DC where they live. Not so private, right? Well in March of 2016, they got hit with a very deep freeze that ruined the poor blossom trees.

Then of course, Kevin had a back up plan. This plan was to take Deanna to the Hirshorn Museum for an exhibit she needed to see. He complained the entire way to the museum, trying to make sure his surprise stayed a surprise. As they walked through the museum, they stopped in front of this insane orchid display. (Which happens to be Deanna’s favorite kind of flower)

He kissed her, told her how much he loved her, all while holding her face. Kevin then proceeded to get down on one knee and asked her to marry him! Deanna says it was amazing!!! Kevin will tell you Deanna just starred at him for 20 seconds while he was on his knee and didn’t give him a response.. but it was actually only five seconds Deanna says. (haha!) Best day of her life.. March 18th.

The Wedding:

The wedding day went flawlessly thanks to Jamie with Imoni Events. There was not one detail overlooked, and everything was absolutely stunning. The two tied the knot in St. Maria Gorgetti, which was very special to them as they play a big role in their church.

Deanna and Kevin are fairly classic in their style. They wanted a classic and glamorous day with a touch of sparkle. The Arizona Biltmore was the perfect venue for their vision. Along with gold linens, classic white floral arrangements, and dainty sparkle navy name cards. The whole reception came together perfectly.

Bridesmaids were rocking these floor length gold sequin dresses, while the guys sported the classic navy blue tux with gold vests and bow ties. The two ended the night eating lots of cake and dancing the night away as Kevin twirled Deanna around the dance floor. It was the perfect evening for the most perfect couple. Congratulations again to Mr. & Mrs. Youngquist. We feel so honored that we had the privilege to capture your day. We wish you all the best in your future adventures together!



Vendors: Videographer: Serendipity Cinema // Photographer: Jenn Wagner Studio // Venue: |ceremony| St. Maria Goretti Church + |reception| Arizona Biltmore // Coordinator: Imoni Events // Florals: The Flori Culture // Stationary: Wedding Paper Divas // Cake: Ruze Cake House // Dress: Nordstrom’s Bridal Suite // Dress Designer: Sareh Nouri // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Hair + Makeup: Bridal 4 the Win // Tux: Neiman Marcus + Canali // Entertainment: The Walkens Band + Got You Covered

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Romantic El Chorro Wedding

Umm.. wow. What else can we say? This wedding was a dream to capture from the stunning Kleinfeld gown the bride Elise wore so elegantly, to the florals from Petal Pusher, to the endearing speech from the Groom’s brother. It was simply a dream (I know we keep saying that!). We kept having to pinch ourselves to see if it was actually real. A sneak into their day through their wedding trailer is below.

the couple, proposal, and wedding:

How They Met:

Reed & Elise met at the University of Michigan their freshmen year. It was through Elise‘s sorority and Reed’s fraternity where they met. They lived in the same student dormitory, Bursley Hall, as well. After three years of friendship, Reed & Elise started dating their Senior year of college and it took off from there!

The Proposal:

Reed proposed in their New York City apartment on May 5, 2016. He taped plane tickets on the door to the apartment. When Elise came home she saw the tickets, walked in the door. and asked what they were about. Right in that moment Reed got down on one knee and asked her to marry him.

The tickets were for a surprise weekend trip to Quebec City, Canada to celebrate the proposal. After the proposal, and before Quebec, a private chef came to their apartment and cooked them dinner. Then Reed & Elise’s siblings and their significant others came over for dessert to join in on the celebration.

The Wedding:

Reed & Elise’s wedding was not only filled with elegant chandeliers, florals around every corner, and glitter everywhere. It was filled with true deep love by Reed and Elise and all their closest friends and family. Everyone there confirmed what they already knew, and that was that they were completely made for each other.

As Elise walked down the aisle towards Reed, tears filled both their eyes. They knew they were about to embark on this incredible new journey together. It was such an amazing day and we feel oh so honored to be the ones to capture it. Knowing in years to come children and grandchildren will see this film and feel the love between the two of them. Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Dodenhoff! May your journey be filled with adventure and all the love the world can give you!

 

Vendors: Videographer: Serendipity Cinema // Photographer: Elyse Hall Photography // Planning + Design: Some Like It Classic // Venue: El Chorro // Florist: Petal Pushers // Hair + Makeup: Makeup Collective // Entertainment: |Ceremony| The Encore Quartet + |Reception| Sapphire Sky Live // Deserts: A Bake Shop // Photo Booth: Glam Booths // Stationary: Idieh Design // Rentals: Classic Party Rentals // Linens: La Tavola Linens // Wedding Dress: Kleinfeld Bridal

 

 

 

Did you love this El Chorro Wedding? Check out another stunning wedding we shot at El Chorro with a totally different vibe here!

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Four Seasons Resort Destination Wedding

So many people ask us if we do destination weddings, and the answer is YES! But a lot of times we do them right here in Arizona. Scottsdale is a huge spot for destination weddings and the Four Seasons Resort does not disappoint. The stunning views will be sure to capture your out of town guests attention.  But, if you’re getting married at the beach, in the Colorado mountains, or an adventurous location we would be sure to follow you anywhere!

Eric and Taylor chose the perfect spot for their destination wedding right here in Arizona and we are so excited to share this beauty with you now!

the couple, proposal, and wedding:

How They Met:

Eric met Taylor in February 2012 at a birthday party in New York City, and he was able to grab her phone number before the end of the night. Unfortunately, when Eric called to ask Taylor out on a date a few days later, she said no, citing extensive work travel out of the country.

Fast forward a few months to when their mutual friend “re-introduced” them. This time, there wouldn’t be another “no”. In fact, Taylor was the one to ask Eric out for a beer AND scored herself an invite to a group dinner that night. The rest as they say, was history.

The Proposal:

On August 4th, 2016 Eric proposed! Nervous and anxious, Eric took Taylor for a walk along the Hudson River in New York City, a place that holds a lot of meaning to the happy couple. It is where they met, and where they shared their first apartment together.

There was a lot of planning involved, but also lots of worry that someway, somehow Taylor, being so perceptive, would think something was up. Walking along the water, a place where Eric and Taylor have gone on hundreds of walks and runs together, Eric got down on one knee. Surprised and emotional, she said “Yes!”. Success! They were so happy their families could be there to celebrate with them at Palma restaurant later that evening in New York City.

The Wedding:

From the blush bridal details, to the special penny sewn into Eric’s tie, and their sweet pup that came to steal the spotlight in a few photos. The day was absolutely perfect in every way. Eric and Taylor did such an amazing job making sure not one detail was overlooked, and that everything had such a special meaning to them as a couple making it even more special to capture.

We feel so lucky to have had the pleasure of capturing the happiest day of your life Eric and Taylor! Congratulations!! We hope you two have a lifetime full of love, happiness, and puppy kisses!

Vendors: Videographer: Serendipity Cinematography // Photographer: Andrew & Jade Photography // Venue: Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale // Planning: Sip and Twirl Weddings // Florals + Decor: The Flower Studio // Rentals: Prim Rentals + Glamour & Woods // Hair + Makeup: Makiaj Beauty // Dress Designer: Monique Lhuillier // Tux: Celebrity Tux & Tails // Stationary: Deb Penrice // Entertainment: |ceremony| Miguel De Maria + |reception| Sapphire Sky // Beer Burro: Haul N Ass Productions

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Modern El Chorro Wedding

Hey there! It’s been a little while… We have been so busy wrapping up wedding season and getting some amazing wedding trailers sent to our incredible couples, we haven’t been around here too much. But summer is for catching up on all this pretty we have been capturing and we are so excited to kick it off with this beauty! We are sharing some fun modern vibes with you from Doug and Whitney’s emerald and gold wedding, right now!

the couple, proposal, & wedding:

How They Met:

Doug and Whitney met at work; they both work in the medical field. Doug and Whitney both thought the other was dating someone when they first met for quite some time. Before Whitney left to go back to Houston for Christmas she was sitting next to Doug at work and he was talking to his sister about “projector” Christmas lights… or what he likes to call “lazy man Christmas lights”. She had no idea what they were, but when she went to Houston she saw a house with them and text him a picture. Well the conversations never stopped and the rest is history.

 

The Proposal:

Doug was planning a surprise dinner for Whitney for her birthday and their one year anniversary. She had no idea where they were going, and ended up at the Sanctuary for dinner. As they were sat for dinner the waiter asked what they would like to drink and said something along the lines of, “since you are guests here at the hotel.” Whitney had no idea this was turning into a staycation and the waiter totally spoiled that surprise! Whitney laughs about it to this day.

Once they finished their dinner, Doug wanted to walk Whitney to their room. Before getting to the room he stopped at this look out point over looking the valley which was absolutely breath taking to both Doug and Whitney. They sat there for a few minutes, and that’s when Doug proposed. They both still don’t remember what he said, but it was such a perfect moment for the two of them. After the proposal they went to their room where they had a nice bottle of champagne waiting to be popped and celebrate!

After a sip of champagne in the room, a driver came to pick them both up for another surprise. He drove them to the W Hotel in Scottsdale where all their friends and family were waiting for them. Doug had contacted Whitney’s family who don’t live in town and told them he was surprising her for her birthday and they had to be there, but no one knew this was going to be a birthday and engagement party. They walked in and everyone was singing “Happy Birthday” to Whitney. Her cousin saw her engagement ring and started screaming. The rest of the night was perfect and incredible sharing the moment with family and close friends.

 

The Wedding:

Doug and Whitney’s wedding was so much fun! The morning started out in the El Chorro bridal suite with Whitney and her five gorgeous bridesmaids all in stunning sequin black dresses. Her mom and maid of honor helped Whitney get into her whimsical Mira Zwillinger bridal gown. The ceremony was full of pure love and commitment as they said their vows to one another and then transitioned into the most epic dance party.

It wasn’t your typical reception set up, in fact they had their reception space filled with fun lounge furniture and tables. (Ahhh! Such a fun thing to capture for us!) It was a huge party all night, and the whole wedding perfectly replicated their personalities. Their sweet enduring love for one another, and the spontaneous fun side as well. We loved capturing their first few moments as husband and wife and couldn’t feel more honored. Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Werner, we wish you a lifetime of happiness and good times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Vendors: Videographer: Serendipity Cinematography // Photographer: Elyse Hall Photography // Venue: El Chorro // Planning + Design: Some Like It Classic // Florist: Petal Pusher // Entertainment: |Ceremony| The Encore Quartet + |Reception| Treja Vu Band // Deserts: A Bake Shop // Rentals: Classic Party Rentals + Nolan Haus + Prim Rentals // Linens: La Tavola Linen // Makeup: Ashley Nicole // Hair: Keith Russel // Stationary: Celebrations in Paper // Dress: Mira Zwillinger // Ice Sculpture: Armitage Ice LLC // Photo Booth: Glam Booths 

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Fairytale Desert Mountain Wedding | Arizona Videographer

When we walked into the bridal suite the morning of Jake & Jordan’s wedding and saw her Hayley Paige dress hanging so delicately on the wooden doors, we knew it was going to be such a beautiful day. Jordan had this energy about her, and the love she had for Jake was undeniable. She knew he was the one and there were no doubts about it. The connection and love these two share for one another is so deep, we felt so honored capturing their special day. Read more about how they met, the proposal, and wedding details below:

The Couple, Proposal, & Wedding:

How They Met:

Jake and Jordan met at a San Diego State University Event. Jordan was on the dance team and Jake recently transferred from University of Oregon to play football. That evening at the event, Jake asked another player on the team if Jordan was single. After the event everyone gathered for food and mingling. Jake decided to make a move and stole the pom poms right out of Jordan’s hand’s. He started dancing around with them and got her number shortly after. That night Jake basically made a huge scene in front of both teams, but it stole Jordan’s heart right away! So we would say it was worth it!

The Proposal:

This day took place in St. Helena, a sleepy town in Napa Valley were Jake and Jordan lived for a short period of time. That morning, Jake left a bag of breakfast, fresh flowers, and a handmade book with instructions for the entire day on their bed. He first sent Jordan to the local coffee shop where he pre-paid for her order and told her to also get a sugary pastry. Which he knew she would have never ordered before. After Jordan finished eating her sweet treat and enjoyed the morning at the coffee shop, Jake had her go to the firehouse where he worked. Once she arrived here he had her write in this small bible that he kept in his jacket to always keep him safe.

In his jacket, Jake also left her some money with another note and told her to go buy an outfit for the night and to be ready by 4:00 PM. She drove to the town of Napa and picked out a dress. Then drove back to their home and got ready for the rest of the evening. Jake picked up Jordan that evening from their home and drove her to Trinchero Family Estates. They entered the estates from the back and walked down these steps to a beautiful grassy area with romantic string lights overhead. Their view was of the gorgeous Mount St. Helena.

Once they settled in Jake spoke some words and then said, “before I ask you a question I have one more surprise.” Jordan’s best friend, who is also a photographer, popped out of the bushes! Jordan couldnt believe it. Jake then got down on one knee and proposed to Jordan! They all got to celebrate at the winery and take pictures in the library. After photos, they continued the celebration at a local restaurant with amazing food and ended the night with ice cream shakes.

The Wedding:

Jake & Jordan’s wedding is one that will be stuck in our head for years to come! Their bridal party was very intimate and perfect for the two of them! They each had their one very best friend stand next to them that made up their bridal party, Jake’s son was his Best Man and Jordan’s best friend Caroline was her Maid of Honor. Jake and Jordan opted out of a first look and we just loved their alternative. They decided to meet next to a wall and join hands as a way to ease the nerves. It was the sweetest moment as they swapped letters and smiles radiated from the two of them.

The Desert Mountain Venue was the perfect location with the most stunning backdrop for Jake and Jordan’s bridal portraits, check out their sweet photos from Jennifer Bowen below (and their wedding trailer by us of course!) The decor was simple, yet elegant, with eucalyptus leaves, blush spray roses, and mixed metal accents. They ended the night with the most epic dance party and a sparkler exit straight out of a fairy tale as Jordan ran with her Hayley Paige dress flowing in the wind. We wish we could relive their wedding day every weekend!


 


 

 

 

Vendors: Videographer: Serendipity Cinematography // Photographer: Jennifer Bowen Photography // Wedding Planner: Sip & Twirl // Venue: Desert Mountain // DJ: DJ Ramsey // Florist: Fiori Floral // Linens: Classic Party & Event Rentals // Officiant: Matt Nathanson // Hair: Makiaj // Invites: Brush + Nib // Dress Designer: Hayley Paige

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When we saw that Ultra Violet was the Pantone Color of the Year we were so excited to see what gorgeousness our incredibly talented wedding planners would come up with this year. If you’re a purple loving bride then get ready for some amazing inspiration that we have been seeing around the internet. This purple shade is perfect for a simple backyard wedding, but can also be dressed up to dazzle your guests in a one of a kind high class venue.

Start your wedding planning with some inspo from this fun
bright modern wedding we had the honor of capturing:

 

Invites:

Heidi did a fab job adding in Violet through foil & florals in photos.
Love how settle this is but also it gives those pieces a fun pop!

(This bride designed & created her wedding invites on her own! Check her out: Idieh Design

The Bride:


The Groom:

Bridesmaids:

Don’t want to have an overpowering violet dress?
Have them in black with bright colored florals; we love the way they pop!

Bridal Bouquet:

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Reception:

Something Fun:

Violet smoke bombs are always a “Yes!” in our book!

Wanna see this gorgeous wedding in action? Check out their Same Day Edit Wedding Trailer:

Did these gorgeous photos & wedding film give you inspiration for your own wedding? Leave us a comment below to let us know if you are going to be using the Pantone Color of the Year, Violet, in your wedding this year!

Vendors: Photography: Amy & Jordan Photography // Videography: Serendipity Cinematography // Day of Coordination: Outstanding Occasions // Florist: AZ Petal Pushers // Venue: El Chorro // Cake: Ruze Cake House // Desert  Bar: A Bakeshop // Brides Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Brides Dress: Hayley Paige // Grooms Tux: Calvin Klein // Hair Stylist: Erin Fink // Makeup: SN Makeup Artist // Invitations + Paper Products: Idieh Designs

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Burgundy & Pale Pink Fairytale Hyatt Wedding | Videographer Phoenix

Sometimes we can’t believe this is what we get to do for a living! Capturing the most stunning and happiest day of a couples life. This wedding was one for the books!  From the stunning custom Lillian Loutie ball gown, to the pale pink perfectly rounded bouquet, and the stunning white backdrop in the reception. This wedding was absolutely incredible! Every little detail was thought through and executed perfectly for us to capture alongside Silvana Braggio Photography by the amazing Maya Event Co.

 

The Couple, Proposal, & Wedding:

How They Met:
Dianna and Mahmoud met seven years ago. They had mutual friends who planned a fun day at the Polar Ice Skating Rink in Chandler, Arizona. Once everyone arrived they all had a great time together. Dianna and Mahmoud hit it off immediately!

 

The Proposal:
The proposal was simple. In Dianna’s words, “his lack of romance was actually cute.” Dianna and Mahmoud described themselves as strong, humble, and happy. When Mahmoud proposed over the phone to Dianna, it was the perfect scenario for the two of them. She said yes, and the rest is history!

 

The Wedding:
Their wedding was absolutely stunning and unique. From Dianna’s ball gown, to the black and white tuxes, and floor length burgundy bridesmaid dresses everything came together so well.  They had a traditional middle orient wedding with a Zaffa ceremony. It was such a cool experience to be apart of their unique cultural wedding. During the reception they had traditional choreographed dances and the most stunning romantic cloud of smoke surround them during their first dance. The stage was set with a gorgeous white backdrop dressed with chandeliers, flowers, and candles. The bride and groom enjoyed a different view of the reception from the modern white leather couch on stage. To top off this already super fun wedding, the couple pulled out a sword to cut their cake! (Say, what!?) Wishing we could go back in time and experience everything all over again! 

 

Vendors: Videographer: Serendipity Cinematography // Photographer: Silvana Braggio Photography // Planning + Florist: Maya Event Co. // Venue: Hyatt Gainey Ranch // Makeup: Courtney Montes // Dress: Lillian Lottie

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My Top Three Vendor Must Haves | Arizona Vendors

Hi there! Hope you’ve been spending the new year with good company and big goals. We’ve missed you over here. We have had many big changes and we’re ready for a new year with consistent blogging, incredible weddings, and loving couples. We are already up to over 50 weddings and still booking for this season! So if you were one of those lucky gals or guys that got engaged over the holidays, don’t hesitate to reach out.

Trust me, I know all about popular wedding dates. I am a recent bride of Serendipity Cinematography and have been married for almost two months now! November 11, 2017 is when I tied the knot and getting vendors booked for this day seemed to be tricky. (I mean we did choose, 11.11.. what were we thinking?) So that is why I am sharing with you today, our top three vendors that were a must have and that we booked first! Are you recently engaged? Get to booking these vendors because they get busy, quick! If you have your eye on a specific vendor, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Want to check out my wedding and vendors at the gorgeous Paseo? Click here!

When my husband and I got engaged, we sat down and prioritized our budget and determined what was most important to us. We put a lot of thought into this. We thought about after the fairy tale day and we determined that the film and photos is what you will have to look back on for the rest of your lives together. Easily our top two choices were a videographer and photographer. These were the two people that would capture our day for us to look back on. We will get to reminiscence about our day with our children, grandchildren, and maybe even great grandchildren one day.

We got a lot of questions from family and friends, asking why a videographer was so important to us? A lot of them would say things like, “I haven’t watched my wedding video since the day we got it” or “It’s not that exciting to watch anyways, why spend the money on it?” Well first off, wedding videos aren’t like they used to be. They are films now, a full on gorgeous production of your day. Good bye to the wedding videos of just a long ceremony, first dance, and bad audio. These are hand crafted films of an overview of your entire day from getting ready with your girl friends, interviews of you and your fiance, to the first time he see’s you in your wedding gown, the ceremony, your first dance, and the party that ends the night!

When deciding we didn’t even think twice about booking a videographer. When you really think about it, if you don’t have a videographer there who is going to capture your personal vows and they way you say them to each other on your wedding day? The interview of your parents and grandparents? The toasts from your very best friends? The emotion and words spoken during your first look? You can never get those words, the emotion, and the sound behind them without a videographer there to capture it.

Now we needed one more vendor. This also came pretty easy to us. I am naturally very OCD and Type A. Having someone that could handle our day with the same vision as us was very important. I kept thinking to myself, do I want to spend the one day of my life marrying my best friend worried about where the florist will place the florals on the arch? How the table seating arrangements will get done? And how my bridal party will make it down the aisle flawlessly? No! I didn’t want to worry about one bit of it.

For us a Day Of Coordinator, was the perfect choice. I have had a lot of experience with weddings by working with Serendipity and planning with Pinterest made it super fun. (I mean how did anyone plan a wedding before it!?) I also purchased an Erin Condren planner to help me pace out when everything needed to be completed. But man oh man, is a Coordinator worth it! Planning a wedding is a ton of work. I give all the props to the Planners out there making these magical weddings happen!

There you have it! My top three vendor must haves. Do you have a top three? Comment below and let me know about them!

Photo Credit:

Monique Hessler Photography

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The Paseo at Superstition Mountain Wedding | Videographer Phoenix 

How They Met:

Landon and Paige met almost nine years ago while they were both in high school working at their first job at Harkins Theaters at SanTan Mall. They were both in different places in their lives and young as they were not looking for anything serious. Paige talks about how she noticed Landon with his “Justin Bieber” hair cut and that she thought he was just the cutest. Landon says Paige caught his eye as very beautiful and he wanted to get to know her more. It wasn’t until about 2 years after working with each other that Landon and Paige’s friendship turned into something more.

Their first official date was on the 4th of July 2011. They went with some friends to tumbleweed park and watched the fireworks. After the firework show the traffic leaving was pretty bad. Paige decided to get out of the car and direct traffic herself to get them out of there. Landon said at that point he knew, and fell in love with her strong independent personality. Over the next six years Landon and Paige would move out together, adopt their fur baby Dash, and start living their lives as one.

The Proposal:

Landon and Paige formed a bond over Disney during their trip for her 18th birthday. Ever since that first trip, that has been “their place”. They go there to celebrate promotions, graduations, birthdays, anniversary’s, or even just a quick weekend trip because that week was just to much adulthood to handle. Landon knew that Paige had always dreamed of being proposed to at Disneyland since she was a little girl. Being the awesome guy he is, he knew he had to make that happen one way or another. So then the planning began.

Landon started ring shopping for Paige in September of 2015. Two stores later with his Mom, Sister, and Dad and he found “the one”. They planned a trip to Disneyland for Thanksgiving weekend of 2015. They arrived at the hotel the evening before Thanksgiving and went straight to sleep. The next morning while Paige was getting ready in the bathroom, Landon went into the luggage to grab the ring he stashed in a pocket. Paige rarely goes in that pocket, but his heart sank when he found that Paige placed something in that pocket the night before and thought she found the ring. He played it off and tried not to worry about it on their way to the park. All the while Paige was checking pockets to see if it was going to happen this trip as they had been talking about it lately. She didn’t see any ring boxes in his pockets so she forgot about it and started planning out their day.

When they arrived at the park Paige suggested that they head straight to the castle for a picture since the park seemed empty that morning. Landon agreed without hesitation. When they arrived and it was their turn for a picture, Landon took a little longer than normal to hand his phone to the photographer. Paige thought nothing of it until Landon walked over to stand with her for a photo and she could basically feel his heart pounding out of his chest. Landon then got down on one knee and asked Paige to marry him.. the rest is history! They celebrated by face-timing all their closest friends and family, and eating Mickey Waffles at their favorite restaurant, The Carnation Cafe. Landon had made a reservation weeks before to make sure it was the perfect day, and it was.

The Wedding:

Oh this wedding was one for the books! Such a gorgeous day that we were so excited to be apart of. This wedding was close to our hearts as the Bride is one of our cinematographers! Paige designed and planned the whole day and it was a fairy tale fit for a princess. The day started out at The Courtyard Marriott in Mesa were they both got ready. Harley Ann Artistry and Infinite Artistry rocked it out. They dolled up all the girls and got them ready for Monique Hessler Photography and us to capture some special moments. After they were done getting ready they headed to The Paseo for Paige’s first looks. Yes we said looks, with her Dad, Brother, and of course Landon! (You have to watch the Same Day Edit to see the sweet tears from him! Oh how he loves her!) We captured some beautiful moments in front of the gorgeous reception hall at The Paseo. Then later that evening in the desert we captured some magic of the couple during sunset, and that was dreamy. Then came reception and the most perfect sparkler exit to end the night.

The maroon, navy, and blush color palette worked so well with the gorgeous backdrop of the superstition mountains and the loose greenery throughout the reception decor. Her bridesmaids pulled off the mixed dresses so well and some even included some rose gold sparkle we can’t get over! The boys all rocked a navy tux with maroon bow ties and brown shoes. The whole wedding came together so beautifully and we are still in awe of the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vendor Dream Team: Videographer: Serendipity Cinematography // Photographer: Monique Hessler // Venue: The Paseo // Florist: The Floral Theory // Rentals: Lace and A Barn // Officiant: 1st Officiant // Dress: Strut Bridal // Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse // DJ: Got You Covered // Bartender: On the Rocks Bartenders // Cake: Piece of Cake // Foto Bus: The Foto Bus // Catering: Creations by Sergio // Cookie Favors: T. and Cookies // Hair: Harley Ann Artistry // Makeup: Infinite Artistry

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