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Modern El Chorro Wedding

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