Rahil and Natalie are such genuinely good people full of class. We were so excited when we found out that we were going to be capturing their destination wedding right here in Arizona! I know I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again. Being in the heart of a destination wedding city is truly the coolest thing. Being able to meet all these incredible couples in our hometown in truly special. There is just something about this Arizona desert that keeps them coming back time and time again.

Their wedding day was absolutely stunning. Designed and planned by one of our favorite wedding planners, Kayla with Some Like It Classic. From the arch at ceremony, to the outdoor dinner reception full of flowers and floating lanterns, to the after party with lounge furniture and a custom succulent logo on the DJ booth hand painted by the brides mother. Everything came together so perfectly, and truly embodied this whimsical romantic desert vibe that Natalie and Rahil envisioned for their wedding day. It was an honor to capture and create such a timeless film for them to relive their day again and again.

Vendors: Venue: The Four Seasons Scottsdale // Videographer: Serendipity Cinematography // Photographer: Amy and Jordan // Planning + Design: Kayla with Some Like It Classic // Florals: Flower Studio // Entertainment: Sweetwater Strings + Mia Carson + Desert House Productions // Draping: Quest Events // Rentals: Prim Rentals + Event Rents // Linens: La Tavola Linen // Invitations: Celebrations in Paper // Brides Dress:
Atelier Pronovias // Brides Second Dress:
Mother’s Vintage Italian wedding dress updated by Jenny Kim Couture // Hair + Makeup: Makiaj Beauty

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Classic Brophy Chapel Wedding

How They Met:

Jack and Emily met in High School! Jack went to Brophy Prep and Emily went to Xavier Prep, the all girls school right next door. Their separate groups of friends met up at Country Thunder and they were instantly attracted to one another! Then the rest is history!

The Proposal:

Jack and Emily took a trip to Flagstaff where her family has a house. This was supposed to be for Emily’s birthday, but little did she know it would be for so much more! They spent the weekend just the two of them having a blast all around Flag. They went horseback riding, drove their jeep around, and watched lots of movies. In Emily’s words it “could not have been more perfect”.

The family had a birthday dinner planned at a nice restaurant in Flagstaff on Saturday night. Before dinner, Jack said he had a surprise for Emily and that it had something to do with what they did in high school. She knew INSTANTLY what they were doing and she was so excited. In high school they always used to watch the sunset on camelback mountain on the hood of their cars. 

Well, Emily was right! They drove their car up to this beautiful mountain with a bottle of wine to watch the sunset. Emily thought nothing of it since they used to do this all the time. Just as the sun was setting Jack gets up, then down on one knee and pops the question! Tears are flying and it is perfection!

On their way back down the mountain, Emily was dying to call everyone and share the exciting news, but Jack told her they should just wait until after their dinner to start telling everyone. Emily ended up agreeing and they drove downtown. As soon as they walked into the restaurant, there sitting at the table is Emily’s whole family, as well as Jack’s whole family there to surprise her! It was amazing.

The Wedding:

Vendors: Photographer: Mike Olbinski Photography // Videographer: Serendipity Cinema // Venue: Brophy Chapel & Andaz // Planning: Kate with Sip and Twirl

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Mauve & Gold Royal Palms Wedding

Jonathan & Sarah:

How They Met:

When Jonathan graduated from nursing school he had a graduation party, which Sarah attended. He went to school with one of Sarah’s high school friends! Sarah was actually in a long term relationship that was on the rocks and Jonathan was fresh out of a long term relationship. Chris, his brother and best man, and Sarah attended nursing school together. Most people assume that’s how they met!

 

The Proposal:

When we asked Sarah what the proposal was like she told us, “hot and sweaty!” For Jonathan’s 30th birthday, he told Sarah that he wanted to hike Angels Landing in Zion. It was his birthday so she couldn’t argue with that. It was a very tiring climb to the top, but they made it! Sarah had one second to put down her pack before he was asking her to stand with him for a picture. Before she knew it he was down on one knee! They spent their first days as an engaged couple tent camping on the Virgin River. It was so serene Sarah said!

 

Vendors: Photographer: Basically Brandy Photography // Videographer: Serendipity Cinematography // Venue: Royal Palms Resort // Planning + Design: Some Like It Classic // Florals: The Wildflower AZ // Entertainment: Joel Gibbs // Linens: La Tavola //  Hair + Makeup: PHX Makeup Collective // Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero from Suzanne’s Bridal

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Superstition Mountain Golf Club | Magical Rainy Day Wedding

If you live in Arizona you know it doesn’t rain often, especially as early as October, but this year Arizona had a different plan. The morning of Kylani and Jared’s wedding the rain was coming down. As videographers we know we can always make any weather work in our favor with a little extra effort (and an amazing vendor team), but it’s making sure the Bride and Groom are happy with the outcome of their day. Unfortunately weather is not something we can control. Although we really wish we could. But YOU GUYS! Literally right before ceremony started the rain stopped and the most incredible rainbow showed up right behind them against the superstition mountains. It was like right out of a movie. Kylani and Jared were both so flexible and relaxed all day. All they wanted was to leave the day married and in love more than ever and I’m pretty sure they got that! It was a magical day, even with a little rain, and we couldn’t have asked for a better couple to spend it with.  We love you guys!

How They Met:

With the busyness of today’s world, meeting online is becoming more and more frequent. We have captured so many couples who have met online, including Kylani and Jared who met each other on Tinder!

The Proposal:

“You could say we are not your average couple. After dating for three weeks we were brave enough to pick out a dirt lot and build a home. 8 months later, the house was complete. Our first night in the house, after the last load of boxes were delivered, Jared decided to create our first memory in that house. Surround by boxes, he got down on one knee. It was chaos and perfection all at once.” -Kylani

Vendors: Photographer: Ashley Rae Photography // Videographer: Serendipity Cinema // Venue: Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club // Entertainment: DJ Flo Entertainment // Florals: Lena’s Flowers and Gifts // Hair & Makeup: Makiaj Beauty // Dress Designer: Morilee

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Romantic Royal Palms Destination Wedding

Talk about a show stopper. This wedding was absolutely breathtaking to capture, not only because the beauty curated by Some Like It Classic (We love you Kayla!!), but this couple was picture perfect. Nicole and Andrew are a perfect match. They came from Toronto, Canada to celebrate their big day near the Camelback Mountain. Their love for one another was so genuine and we loved being there to capture your most perfect day. Wish we could do this every weekend! We love you guys!

Vendors: Photographer: Andrew Jade Photography // Videographer: Serendipity Cinema // Venue: Royal Palms Resort // Planning + Design: Some Like It Classic // Florist: Lux Florist // Hair & Makeup: HVH // Entertainment: Tre Ja Vu // Specialty Rentals: Prim Rentals + Bright Event Rentals // Rabbi: Rabbi Micah Caplan

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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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