13 Sep

Arizona wedding: Courtney + Carlos

categories Real Weddings

shin length wedding dress and hot pink heels

Pink and yellow pretty much rule this wedding. The hot pink patent leather pumps and gradient invites below just scratch the surface. Oh yes, the colors continue to flow right into the bridesmaid dresses, flower girl tutu’s, and cake. If that’s a hint into Courtney + Carlos’ personality, we can only imagine what a fun bunch they are.

bright, ombre wedding invitations

Our save-the-dates, invitations, and wedding announcements were designed by a dear friend, Karrie Thomas. She and I worked together from across the country- she is on the East Coast and we are on the west- to create the designs. Karrie did such an amazing job, and her son was our adorable sign bearer!

sunshine yellow bridesmaid dresses

blush pinks and white rose bouquet with striped ribbon

Shenandoah Mill wedding

pink and white rose bouquet

Bouquet recipe: peonies, dahlias, ranunculus, roses, and hydrangea.

wall art wedding portraits

bride and groom ice cream cones

pink tutu flower girls

Pretty sure they wore those tutu’s long after the wedding was over. Darling!

"here comes the bride" chalk board sign

Carlos and I created a playlist for the ceremony prelude that included Bright Eyes, the Dave Matthews Band, The Civil Wars, Wakey! Wakey!, and other favorites.

sunshine yellow bridesmaid dresses

golden monogram message table

personalized guest books

Fun idea: set up a basket full of disposable cameras and a list of photo ops for guests to take advantage of. In the end, you’ll end up with so many fun and candid photos, taken of you and everyone at your wedding.

outdoor porch cocktail hour

chalk and marker signs

rustic lace-covered tables

sheer fabric garlands and twinkle light accents

vibrant dessert table

bright pink ruffled wedding cake with love bird topper

the first dance

sparkler tunnel

Courtney’s sweet advice:

Have fun! We loved every second of our wedding day. I want to relive it over and over! Every bride should feel that way. Decide what’s important to you and what’s not, especially if you’re doing a lot of it yourself. Include your family and friends. We couldn’t have pulled this wedding off without them, and their involvement made everything that much more special. Our families and our wedding party were amazing. Have a first look! It was such an amazing moment for us and we are so glad we did it. We are also really glad we did a “Rock the Dress” day after shoot with our photographers. It was so fun to get back in our wedding clothes and head into the city for some super creative shots. Finally, assign someone the job of reminding you to take your time and soak the whole day in! It should be the best day of your life!

venue: Shenandoah Mill / flowers: Roses Galore / DJ: Platinum Day Entertainment / photography: Lowe Photos / photo booth: Platinum Day Entertainment / cake: Sugar and Bliss Bakery / other desserts: Made by bride, mom (Laurie Gibson), and other friends and family / catering: Texas Roadhouse / officiant: father of the bride, Jeff Gibson / bride’s dress: David’s Bridal / shoes: Pour La Victoire / veil: custom ordered on Etsy / hair: Lauren Messer from Skarletta Salon / makeup: Liz Breed / bridesmaid dresses: ModCloth / flower girls: tutus custom ordered from Etsy, ballet tops & shoes from department store / groom, groomsmen, and sign bearer: H & M, JCPenny / shoes: Converse

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  1. So much fun going on in this wedding. The hot pink leather pumps steal the show…wow! Love the pinks and yellows everywhere and the dessert bar is second to none!

  2. Thank you again for featuring Carlos and Courtney’s beautiful wedding!! :) We loved spending time with them and documenting the day. <3

  3. Courtney is our first grand child I was there the day she was born and what a joy it has been to see her grow into a special,beautiful women on the inside as well as the outside.
    We met Carlos several years ago and we love him. They make a wonderful couple and they had a beautiful wedding. I am so pleased to see it on your blog for all to see

  4. I love her cake, ombre and birds!! <3

  5. The colors this couple used were just so vibrant. What a beautiful combination to have yellow together with a touch of bright pink! And OMG that dress! What a modern bride.

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