We’re so lucky to live in Tucson, Arizona surrounded by beautiful landscapes and really unique venues. We have been wanting to do something at Tohono Chul Park for some time now and found it a perfect venue for our styled shoot with the amazing photography duo that is Betsy and John.
The color palette was primarily indigo blue accented by blushes and pinks, drawing inspiration from our majestic Arizona sunsets. Being surrounded by cactus, we wanted to bring some of that plant life into our florals by using succulents and air plants alongside copper and crystal details. The bohemian vibe we created by using the vintage VW bus by Ohhh Photo Booth and amazing calligraphy by Betsy Dunlap went perfectly with our desert backdrops at the park. Our bride wore a beautiful gown from our favorite bridal boutique Jbridal and jewelry by Mahlia Collection.
Our town truly embodies the desert spirit and is a perfect location for all things bohemian.
See more of our shoot featured on 100 Layer Cake…
Emily and Tim’s fall wedding was simply GORGEOUS!! When I first met with Emily and she shared her vision of a farm wedding, I knew I wanted to be her planner! We combined rustic elements of wood farm tables, wire wheels and mason jars along with an elegant touch of Emily’s Grandmother’s antique crackle glass, mercury glass votives and white chivari chairs to create the perfect balance of countryside charm! A rich color palette of burgundy and plum accents with crisp white floral fancied the table tops for guests. We had the best time planning with Emily and Tim and wish them a lifetime of LOVE! <3
Venue- Agua linda Farm
Photographer- Amanda Rockafellow Photography
Makeup- Andi Valdez of Repose Studio
Hair- Dulce Borboa of Tutuli Studio
Wedding Planner- Soiree Girls
Floral- Soiree Girls
Stationery + table numbers- Just Be Designs LLC
Catering- Annette Hartman Catering
Desserts + Cake- Annette Hartman Catering
Rentals- Tucson Party Rental
I had so much fun styling this “Fresh Memories, Traditional Recipes..” dessert table for the winter/spring 2016 issue of Tucson Bride and Groom Magazine. I was thrilled when TB&G asked us to take on the lead design for a dessert table that did not include the usual apothecary jars with candy! So Hello Sweets was created with a kinfolk feel, I wanted the desserts to be very-home like, something your grandmother would bake on a Sunday afternoon. Simple single size servings have a way to making you feel extra special and a light and neutral color palette of cream, blush and shades of peach kept the dessert display friendly and inviting! Enjoy and be Inspired by LOVE!
Huge thank you to TB&G and our fellow Elite Circle Members they are incredibly talented wedding pros!
Decor Design- Bride
Florals- Soiree Girls
Photography The Pros
Florals Soiree Girls
As promised! Part 2…
From the bride…we kicked off the reception with tequila shots for all immediately following the ceremony. Along with the mariachi ending at the end of the ceremony, I think this really set the tone for the remainder of the evening as we paraded to the reception area with the mariachi leading the way.
Dinner and reception were held in the courtyard of Maynard’s Market & Kitchen. We initially had a hard time finding a venue because we really wanted something outdoors but still elegant and non-traditional but also wanted really amazing food. Maynard’s truly combined all of that for us and we were so happy with our decision.
Both the restaurant and the train station let us borrow these antique carts previously used for carrying passenger luggage in the old days of the train depot. Colleen and her team at Atelier LaFleur created and styled them with amazing garlands, florals, and antique bronze and glass pieces that had been collected for months. The dessert cart was filled with fall fruits and a fondant cake made by a friend of ours.
The mariachi played through cocktail hour and the rest of the evening was filled with live music followed by plenty of dancing to the musical styling of our favorite DJ Herm.
The party continued into the night with more dancing, laughs and a lot of love.
Check out the wedding video put together by Everett Mitchell & Marie Seville! And here’s Part 1 of Akiko and Michael’s wedding in case you missed it!
We’re so excited to finally share photos from our very own Akiko and her marriage to Michael in beautiful downtown Tucson. The couple spent a weekend with all their loved ones at The Hotel Congress and all over downtown, the perfect location for several days of fun, food and family. The ceremony was held across the street at The Historic Train Depot followed by dinner and plenty of dancing in the courtyard of Maynard’s Market + Kitchen. There’s so much to share, we’ve decided to make this a 2 part post complete with all the details photographed by the amazing team of Purple Nickel on their special day…
From the bride…We went back and forth a lot in planning between Mexico and my hometown of Tucson, Arizona but finally decided on Tucson because of its historic appeal and our love of the desert. I wanted our wedding to reflect our esthetics and also bring out the bohemian beauty of the desert and vintage feel of downtown. It really ended up being the best location for us since our families were able to join in on the multiple festivities we had over the weekend from our welcome party to our day-after brunch all in the same area. The historic Hotel Congress made for a great backdrop for pictures and libations through out our stay there.
We both tend to be drawn to navy so we wanted to make sure there was plenty of it when choosing a color scheme and accented it with creams, deep reds for fall and my favorite color of all time: mustard yellow. The groomsmen all wore navy, while the bridesmaids wore mis-matched Adrianna Papell dresses of their choice. I must say helping the girls find their dresses was one of my favorite parts! My dress was a mermaid fit Zac Posen Bridal gown that I fell in love with when I tried on because of its romantic details and fitted silhouette.
Our flowers were part labor of love from team bride + friends and part gorgeous styling by Atelier LaFleur who’s team also put together our amazing garlands which you will see next week in Part 2! I chose a combination or dahlias, creme roses, dark purple scabiosa, black millet, eucalyptus, fern and more to go with our dark, fall theme.
The gentlemen, including our precious ring bearer (our son), wore their own variations of navy suits. The groomsmen spent the morning getting ready with plenty of cheers including a special treat of Pappy Van Winkle’s at Maynard’s and a fresh shave by our barber friend for the groom.
Stay tuned next week of the ceremony and reception photos plus a video from our best day ever!