This wedding was so Megan and so Derek. Traditional, spunky, creative with some rock ‘n’ roll flare. If you’ve ever wondered how brides do it in Arizona, know this: it all starts with the venue. It can be surrounded by desert mountains, cacti or a golf course. A golf course? Yes! Arizona, Scottsdale to be exact, knows how to stun us with this one of a kind retreat that could easily be mistaken for a French chateau that’s been placed it right in between picturesque canyons. The photos, captured by Radiant Photography by the Chansons have us hoping to hear from more stunning Arizona brides!
We’re admiring the bridesmaids dresses for sure, but take a look at those bouquets! Did you notice they each have a touch of “their color” ?
I previously worked for a children’s magazine and have always loved illustrations, so we knew that we had to find an illustrator for our invitations. I saw Ello There‘s work and fell in love. They weren’t accepting custom orders when the time came so I e-mailed them and asked if they would change minor details (i.e. take out trees and add cactus, take out blue sky and add night and stars). To spruce them up but save some dough, I ordered the paper through Definitely Debra and had an assembly day at my house.
If you’re heavily into music like these two are and want a fun way to incorporate that into your decor, you can go this route. Megan used the sleeves to 45′s, folded them over (creating a pendant) and strung them on black and white baker’s twine from The Twinery for $14.
We have very special family members that have passed away and we had to have them with us. We collected images of them from family members, made them black and white and got vintage frames for each of them (all under $5 each). Derek sprayed them in each of the “colors” of the wedding and Ara hung them from an awesome tree as a “family tree.” She also added lanterns by each one with a candle to give them light and to represent their spirit.
Instead of exhausting family members with wedding tasks, M + D decided to put aside some of their budget to hire an event designer. Ara of Rock Paper Scissors Events helped flush out their ideas and implemented the look and feel the day of, leaving the new Mr. and Mrs. without a worry in their mind. It shows – these two look happy as can be.
Congrats Megan + Derek!
Photography: Breanna and Scottie Chanson of Radiant Photography / Venue: The Silverleaf Club / Illustrator: Ello There / Paper+Print: Definitely Debra / Designer: Ara Farnam of Rock Paper Scissors Events / Florist: The floral experts at Flora Bella / DJ: Mister P Body / Pastor: Tim Jacobs / Ceremony+ Happy Hour Musicians: Sam + Anthony Lowy