Catherine and Michael - Arizona Biltmore Wedding

I could write pages and pages about Catherine and Michael's beautiful wedding at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa. From day one, Catherine knew exactly what she wanted for her wedding. An elegant, classy affair with many nods to her South African roots, important family tradition and her and Michael's love story. We spent many hours together, planning, brainstorming and bringing her vision to life. The two of them just glow when they are together and their day was such a special event to be a part of. Michael was one of the most excited grooms I have ever worked with and just couldn't wait to see his bride walk down the aisle. From the bagpiper outside the church, to the South African Protea flower and the beautiful moments that happened between them, it was a very memorable event for all that attended and it was a pleasure to be involved.


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Event Coordinator: A Day To Cherish Weddings

Venue: Arizona Biltmore

Photographer: Nino Photography

Floral: Flowers by Jodi

Linens: LaTovola

Cake: Paula Jacqueline Cakes

Lighting: Karma Event Lighting

Nails: Lavished Nails by Tiffany

Hair: Grateful Head

Makeup: Ashley Miller Artistry

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Cinematographer: Vortex Cinema

Chargers: Event Rents

Bridal party Transportation: Transtyle

Bride and Groom Transportation: Aries Limo

Ceremony Music: Allegro Quartet

Chairs: Modern Revival

Entertainment: Ray the DJ

Photobooth: Self Portrait Station

Paper: Celebrations in Paper

Dress: Lillian Lottie Couture

Bagpipes: David Marshall

Kristin and Johnny- El Chorro Wedding

I can't even describe to you how much I love these photos, I mean, I REALLY love them. There is something so perfect about the way Kristin and Johnny interact in the photos, the light, her dress (oh my!), the flower girl and the cake, just scroll down and take in that amazing piece of gorgeousness. As always, Andrew Jade Photography hit this out of the park and the staff at El Chorro was a ten. It was a fantastic day with an even more fantastic family! Cheers to Kristin and Johnny, thank you for the pleasure of assisting you!

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Coordinator: A Day To Cherish Weddings

Photographer: Andrew Jade Photography

Venue: El Chorro

Cake: Ruze Cake House

 Floral: Floral Impressions

Entertainment: MT Sounds

Makeup: Carolyn Salon

Hair: Carolyn Salon

Officiant: Family

Tips and Tricks: Groovy Groomsmen Gifts

When planning a wedding, there are so many things to do. Finding gifts for your bridal party is one of those things that is not always easy (but should be!).  When looking for a gift for the groomsmen that will stand beside you on your wedding day, here is a fantastic resource that you can't miss checking out. Groovy Groomsmen has something for every budget, hobby and taste and the customizable options are an added bonus!

Cap Catcher - My husband received this as a Father's Day gift last weekend and I was quite impressed by the quality. He can't wait to put it to good use!

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Golf Shoe Bag: This is the perfect gift to present on your golf outing the day before the wedding!

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And maybe my personal favorite, look at these classy luggage tags! For the number of destination weddings that take place here in Arizona, it is perfect and this is one thing most every guy will use over and over!

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Don't be fooled, these gifts are not just wedding related items, I already have Christmas shopping done for all the men in my family thanks to Groovy Groomsmen! Check out the website for these and over 150 more items to choose from!

Victoria and Michael- The Boulders Resort and Spa

From start to finish, I enjoyed every second working with Victoria and Mike.  They were such a fun and considerate couple; I enjoyed hanging out with them as much as I enjoyed planning their wedding with them!!  Their easy going personalities made every decision so easy and fun and their style was on point!  They had an absolute beautiful ceremony and reception at The Boulders; how could you go wrong in the natural setting of The Boulders?!  Working with amazing vendors made the day absolutely flawless!  Enjoy these photos from Kimberly Jarman Photography!

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Coordinator: A Day To Cherish Weddings

Photographer: Kimberly Jarman

Venue: Boulders Resort and Spa

Florist: Butterfly Petals

Stationary: Be In Love Designs

Ceremony Music: Sonoran Brass Quintet

Linens: La Tavola

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Lighting: Karma Event Lighting

Entertainment: Ray the DJ

Makeup: Sarah San Marco

Hair: Danielle Murray

Transportation: Transtyle

Officiant: Mark Culberston

Elizabeth and Matthew - El Chorro Wedding

It is not very often that I have the chance to enjoy a wedding as a guest, lucky for me, Elizabeth and Matthew are family and I had the absolute pleasure of being a part of the wedding planning process and had the chance to watch and enjoy the wedding from the other side for once! These photos from Pinkerton Photography are just gorgeous, they perfectly capture how special the day was for everyone involved. Elizabeth and Matthew have the sweetest relationship and we loved watching the day unfold. Her dress (and the bridesmaids dresses!) were beyond amazing and her cake is stunning! We wish these two the absolute best and are so blessed that we were able to be a part of the planning!


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Event Coordinator: A Day To Cherish Weddings

 Venue: El Chorro

Photography: Pinkerton Photo

Floral: Avant Garde 

Makeup/Hair: Glam Lounge

Cake: La Dolce Pesca

Ceremony Music: Sweetwater Strings

Officiate: First Officiate 

Entertainment: Desert House Productions

Transportation: Transtyle

Bobbie and Don - Grayhawk Golf Club Wedding

I am so excited to share these beautiful images of Bobbie and Don's March wedding. It was an absolutely beautiful, elegant day and the two of them are so, so sweet together! Bobbie chose a rich and breathtaking color palate that was perfectly executed through linens and amazing floral from The Flower Studio. Thank you to Briana from Erica Velsaco Photographers for her work on these photos that captured the day so well!

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Event Coordinator: A Day To Cherish Weddings

Venue: Grayhawk Golf Club

Floral: Flower Studio

 Photographer: Erica Velasco Photography 

Linens: LaTavola

Hair: Parlor Salon

Makeup: Amanda Nicole Artistry

Lighting: Karma Productions

Cake: Let Them Eat Cake 

Ceremony music: Ryan Simms 

Officiate: Mark Faul

Entertainment: Ray the DJ 

Cinematographer: Simply Cinema

Photobooth: Gamez on Wheelz 

Transportaion: Transtyle

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Ashley and Patrick- Omni Montelucia and Private Residence Wedding

I can say without question that Ashley and Patrick's wedding was one for the books! The first night I met Ashley, she jumped right in to the vision of her day and knew EXACTLY what she wanted. Her modern wedding, bright colors, more food options than you could imagine, fireworks, photobooth, ice sculpture, 6 tier cake and 500 mini desserts are just the tip of the iceberg! We had a lot of laughs during the planning and even a last minute rain storm could not stop  this crew from having a great time. It was an honor to be a part of the planning and I can truly tell you this was a wedding I will not soon forget!

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Event Coordinator: A Day To Cherish Weddings and Celebrations

Photography: Jeff plus Amber

Ceremony Venue: Omni Montelucia

Cake and desserts: La Dolce Pesca

Transportation: Transtyle

Floral: Flowers by Aimee

Makeup/Hair: Pooja Mehta

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Cinematographer: The Big Pictures 

Slo-Mo Photobooth: Lear Miller

Ceremony music: Sweetwater Strings

Linens: Wildflower 

  Lighting: Hang`em High

Spotlight: Arrow Searchlight 

Entertainment: Event Centrale

Bartenders: Pour Masters 

Valet: Epic Valet

Cappuccino: Cappuccino Subito

Cocktail Music: Vinyl Station

Tanner and Jon- Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Wedding

Working with Tanner and Jon was such a pleasure, these two have so many sweet moments I could look at their photos again and again!! HUGE Thank you our vendors, especially Session 9 Photography for these stellar shots!  arizona wedding dressarizona groomarizona wedding dressarizona wedding groomarizona bride bridal party23_jon + tanner - getting ready-1022arizona wedding groomfirst look bride and groomarizona wedding couplearizona bride and groomarizona bride and groom first lookarizona bride and groomarizona weddingwedding couple first lookarizona bridal partyarizona wedding bridal partyarizona bride and groom2_jon + tanner - ceremony-1001arizona wedding dogwedding receptionwedding reception snackwedding reception snackwedding receptionwedding reception chairarizona wedding receptionarizona bride and groom sunset

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Event Coordinator: A Day To Cherish Weddings & Celebrations 

Photographer: Session 9 Photography 

Venue: Sanctuary at Camelback Mountains 

Makeup: Ashley Nicole

Hair: Julia Ruesga 

Entertainment: Desert House Productions 

Rentals: Us to U Rentals 

Floral: Jackie Scott

Officiant:  Sally Gains

Ceremony Music: Desert House Productions 

Cake: Classic Cakes and Confections 

Whitney and Ryan- Desert Foothillls Wedding

This little gem of a wedding is one we are SO excited to share! Whitney and Ryan had an absolutely stunning wedding and we were so pleased and honored to be involved in executing this beautiful day for them. Not to mention the fact that we got to work with Eyes 2 See Photography and Desert House production and Your Event Florist, some of our absolute favorites! These photos....I just can't describe how perfect they are! Congratulations to a truly wonderful couple and their entire sweet families!

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Coordinator: A Day To Cherish Weddings & Celebrations | Photographer: Eyes 2 See Photography | Venue: Desert Foothills |

Rentals and Linens: Classic Party Rentals | Hair and Makeup: Hillary Fielding |

Floral: Your Event Florist | Catering: Ciao baby | Cake: KickAss Kakes |

Entertainment: Desert House Production | Officiant: Father of the Bride |

Transportation: Dunn Transportation



Carolyn & Rich - Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Wedding

Sometimes you meet a client and you are really excited to work with them, not just because their wedding will be beautiful, or they chose a nice venue, but because you like them and would hang out with them on the weekends! That is how I felt working with Carolyn and Rich. They were really great, down to earth and being involved in the planning of their wedding from start to finish was a blessing. Not to mention the vendors they chose were outstanding and the day was an elegant, exciting and FUN day! I am pleased to share the images from Kimberly Jarman Photography. They knocked these photos out of the park! 1147_RivaRudinsky2014W_0039KJ1151_RivaRudinsky2014W_0061KJ1159_RivaRudinsky2014W_0096KMB1170_RivaRudinsky2014W_0149KJ1182_RivaRudinsky2014W_0195KMB1219_RivaRudinsky2014W_0586KMB1291_RivaRudinsky2014W_3356KJ1475_RivaRudinsky2014W_1050TN1476_RivaRudinsky2014W_1093KJ1242_RivaRudinsky2014W_0948KMB1483_RivaRudinsky2014W_1369KMB1486_RivaRudinsky2014W_1454KJ1487_RivaRudinsky2014W_1457KMB1265_RivaRudinsky2014W_3284KJ1269_RivaRudinsky2014W_3294KJ1311_RivaRudinsky2014W_3406KJ1270_RivaRudinsky2014W_3297KJ1305_RivaRudinsky2014W_3388KJ1545_RivaRudinsky2014W_3585KJ1558_RivaRudinsky2014W_4150KMB1567_RivaRudinsky2014W_4442TN1488_RivaRudinsky2014W_1604KJ1268_RivaRudinsky2014W_3293KMB1438_RivaRudinsky2014W_5162KMB1367_RivaRudinsky2014W_4688KMB1381_RivaRudinsky2014W_4747KMB1393_RivaRudinsky2014W_5014KJ1416_RivaRudinsky2014W_5086KMB1396_RivaRudinsky2014W_5025KJ1343_RivaRudinsky2014W_4622KMB1368_RivaRudinsky2014W_4689TN1501_RivaRudinsky2014W_1978KJ-Edit1578_RivaRudinsky2014W_4715KJ1604_RivaRudinsky2014W_5606KJ1598_RivaRudinsky2014W_5393KJ



Coordinator: A Day to Cherish Weddings | Venue: Sanctuary | Chairs: Classic Party Rentals | Guys Getting Ready: Exclusively Men's | Hair: Getaway Studio by Danielle | Makeup: Sarah San Marco |Lighting: Sound Lighting FX |Linens: LaTavola | Photographer: Kimberly Jarman Photography | Floral: Table Tops, Etc. | Ceremony Music: Sweetwater Strings | Entertainment: Desert House Productons| Officiant: Rev. Rock Fremont| Cake: Classic Cakes and Confections

Emily & Rahul - Paradise Valley Country Club Wedding

I am so excited to finally share these photos from Emily and Rahul's wedding. Working at Paradise Valley Country Club is always a pleasure and with an amazing array of vendors on board, things went off without a hitch. The traditional Norwegian Kransekake and Swedish Princess Cake were just two of our favorite touches that made this a special and tradition oriented event for the families of both the bride and groom. Add to that breathtaking floral from Avant Garde and a very lively party with Shining Star band and you have yourself quite a wonderful evening. Thanks to Illume Photography for sharing the images with us. I have a feeling Emily made their job easy, what a stunning bride! Congratulation to our happy couple!

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Coordination: A Day to Cherish Weddings & Celebations | Venue: Paradise Valley Country Club

Photography: Illume Photograhy | Band: Shining Star Band | Flowers: Avant Garde

Hair/Makeup: Pooja Mehta | Linens: LaTavola |  Stationary: The Event Essentials


Brooke & Jake - Brophy Chapel and Grayhawk Golf Club Wedding

Brooke and Jake's wedding was just one of those days that had moment after moment of meaning. It was a truly special day and I am excited to share a few of their amazing photos. It helps that Brooke looks like a movie star...and ceremonies at Brophy are about as beautiful as they get. These two Wildcats gave us a lot to work with and Monique Hessler Photography did an amazing job capturing it all!

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If you want to see more, check out this video from Simply Cinema!


Ceremony: Brophy Chapel | Reception: Grayhawk Golf Club | DJ: Got You Covered - Larry | Photographer:

Monique Hessler | Video: Simply Cinema | Flowers: Flowers by Jodi | Rentals & Draping: Classic Party Rentals |

Cake: Let them Eat Cake | Planning: A Day to Cherish | Hair: Danielle Murray | Makeup: Sarah San Marco |

Transportation: Limo AZ | Dunn Transportation | Photobooth: Clear Choice Photo Booth



Ainslee & Christian - El Chorro Wedding

I am so excited to share these photos of Ainslee and Christian's wedding. They are just the sweetest couple and these images by Pinkerton Photo are outstanding! Every detail was just perfect, her bouquet, the lighting, the ceremony décor from Flower Studio (wow!), the linens, oh and that darn flower girl...she almost deserves her own blog! We wish these two the absolute best and hope you enjoy these as much as we did!! colgrove_0047-3577523863-O

























































Coordination: A Day to Cherish Weddings | Venue: El Chorro | Photography: Pinkerton Photo | Flowers: Flower Studio |

Makeup: Julie Koeth | Hair: Kora Rogers | Ceremony Music: Allegro Quartet | DJ: Jeremy from Ray the DJ |

Cake: Roberts Catering | Linens: La Tavola | Video: Simply-Cinema|

Arizona Biltmore Wedding

A few details from a beautiful Arizona Biltmore Wedding!

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Coordination: A Day to Cherish Weddings | Venue: Arizona Biltmore | Hair: Danielle Murray | Makeup: Sarah San Marco | DJ:Desert House Productions | Flowers: Avant Garde | Cake: Arizona Biltmore | Chairs: Classic Party Rentals | Photo Booth: Snapbooth! | Photography/Videography: Eyes 2 See Photography

Erica & Wade - Venue at the Grove Wedding

What can we say about Wade and Erica....they are pretty much just awesome. I loved every moment of working with them and every moment of their wedding day. Wade is one of the most genuinely kind people I have ever met. He just looks nice and then you meet him, and he really truly IS. And Erica is a riot, she is so sweet, hilarious and a blast to be around (FUN bridal suite!). They are a great pair and complement each other wonderfully. This spring, we got to watch these two walk down the aisle and party the night away at Venue at the Grove. It's the type of day that makes working not feel like work, and their wedding was just beautiful! Andrew Jade Photography did a stellar job at capturing some really special moments and all the little touches that made this wedding so personal to Erica and Wade. Make sure to check out the gorgeous veil that Erica is wearing, made straight out of her mother's wedding dress, it was SO stunning!























Coordination: A Day to Cherish Weddings| Venue: Venue at the Grove| Makeup: Gina Schroeder| Photographer: Andrew Jade Photography | DJ: Infinity Entertainment| Cupcakes: Sweet Maison| Flowers: Petal Pusher| Transportation: Accent Transportation| Photo Booth: Snapshot! | Mariachi: Azteca Mariachi|

Melanie & Craig - Arcosanti Wedding

One of the best parts of my job is that every wedding is different. I LOVE creating a story and reflecting the personalities of my couples in fun and different venues. Melanie and Craig had the most unique and fun style. Everything about their wedding was very personalized and it turned out just stunning. From the dress, to the shoes (WOW!), to the invitations they designed themselves and wine bottles that they took the time to individually cut it was truly a reflection of their artistic and creative personalities. It was such a pleasure to work with them and watch their ideas come to life. And we were also lucky to have it all captured SO beautifully by the fantastic Mike Olbinski Photography!

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The Great Team of Vendors

Coordination: A Day to Cherish Weddings | Venue: Arcosanti | Photography: Mike Olbinski | Hair/Makeup: Pooja Mehta | Transportation: AZ Corporate Coach  Bouquets: Avant Garde | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Catering: Heidi's Events and Catering | Dj: Desert House Productions | Late Night Snack: The Grilled Cheese Truck | Vintage Reception Tables: Modern Revival | Sweetheart Table Chairs: Prim Rentals

Best Photo Locations in Scottsdale, Arizona

We have a guest blogger this week!! We had George Street Photography contact us about partnering with us on our blog to reach out to our readers for wedding inspiration! George Street Photography specializes in photojournalistic wedding photography and videography. Check out some advice from them on where the Best Photo Locations in Scottsdale, Arizona are located!

"If there was an award given for the ‘Most Enchanting City in the Southwest’, there’s no doubt that Scottsdale would take the cake. It’s the type of spot where natural elegance blends with organic beauty. And with sunsets setting over miles of magical desert landscapes and mountain ranges, it’s no wonder so many Arizonans flock here for their photo sessions!

Looking for the scoop on the best places to shoot? Here are our go-to’s!

Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza: In love with love? Then, you’ll adore this area’s hallmark attraction — the LOVE sculpture! Fountains, ponds, flowers and lush greenery are also sprinkled across the park, and are perfect for a sweet romantic feel. You may want to schedule an early morning session if you stop here, as that’s when the plaza is least busy!

Papago Park: Scottsdale is known for its stunning red rock ranges, and this park is the ideal place to catch a glimpse of them! Strike a pose in front of one of the park’s stunning small lakes, or take a walk down one of the hidden bike paths. You may even spot a giant saguaro cactus! If you’re looking to change things up, the Phoenix Zoo is right around the corner, as well.

Desert Botanical Gardens: While you’re making your way around Papago Park, be sure to stop over at the Desert Botanical Garden! It’s an outdoor nature museum that’s filled with exotic desert plants and the most beautiful views. Truly a little slice of paradise!

TPC Scottsdale: Home to the WM Phoenix Open, one of the most renowned golf tournaments in the country, this course is packed full of history and gorgeous scenery — from rolling green hills to priceless views of the McDowell Mountains.

McDowell Sonoran Preserve: Our list simply wouldn’t be complete without a mention of this Scottsdale mainstay. If you’re looking to get away from the hustle & bustle of the cityscape, in exchange for a little peace and tranquility, this is the place to be. Most of all, it’s the perfect reflection of the natural beauty that makes this city so special. To capture that stunning desert glow, head up to the preserve at dusk, just as the sun is setting over the horizon.

For more information on beautiful wedding photography and videography in the Scottsdale area, please visit George Street Photo & Video."




Marlena & Blake - Arizona Biltmore Wedding

Marlena and Blake were so laid back all day, soaking in every moment of their beautiful wedding!  They put a lot of thought into the small details of their big day and it really shined through and showed their personalities. From their unique ceremony back drop to Marlena's elegant (and AMAZING) handmade bridal rhinestone "bouquet," the day  really was beautiful from start to finish. Sergio Photography was a perfect fit for this exotic couple! Enjoy!bride biltmore wedding tiaragroom getting ready biltmore weddingsteph in actionshoes wedding bride biltmoreMarlena-Blake-0088 (2)Marlena-Blake-0284 (2)purple wedding bouquet biltmorepretty bride az biltmorebride bouquet white orchidbiltmore wedding grand revealwedding ceremony aisle biltmorepurple wedding biltmoreMarlena-Blake-0418 (2)black and gold reception biltmore weddinggold bling wedding arizona biltmoreMarlena-Blake-0245 (2)cold wedding cake art decodancing bride biltmore weddingdance floor lightingfirst dance gold room biltmore


Coordination: A Day to Cherish | Venue: Arizona Biltmore | Photography: Sergio Photography | Flowers: Flora Bella | Officiant: Mark Culbertson | Ceremony music: Kyle Phelum | DJ: John from Got You Covered | Cake: Classic Cakes and Confections | Makeup: Michael Franco | Hair: Salon Stylish

Kym & Jay - Montelucia Resort & Spa Wedding

  Kym and Jay's wedding at the Montelucia was one of my favorite to date. The two of them are such a fantastic pair together, they compliment each other perfectly, have a great sense of style, and definitely know how to have a good time. When we first spoke, they described their wedding vision as a mix of New York, meets Arizona, meets Paris with a little bit of Justin Timberlake thrown in! It was elegant, natural and perfectly 'Kym and Jay'. We had a surprise performance from the ASU Pitchforks, singing their acapella version of 'Mirrors' while the bride and groom recessed from the ceremony, it was a goosebumps (and tears) worthy moment! I can't thank all of our vendors enough for making this a wonderful event. All photos below are courtesy of Mike Olbinski Photography! KymJay-0006KymJay-0014KymJay-0015monteluciagroomweddinggroomazgroomKymJay-0147KymJay-0153KymJay-0121KymJay-0709KymJay-0240KymJay-0213weddingweddingazketubahweddingKymJay-0222flowergirlmonteluciaweddingflowergirlsignKymJay-0523KymJay-0529KymJay-0600KymJay-0641KymJay-0683KymJay-0699KymJay-0319KymJay-0335KymJay-0398KymJay-0658KymJay-0189KymJay-0771KymJay-0757KymJay-0738KymJay-0949KymJay-0827

Coordination: A Day to Cherish | Venue: Montelucia Resort & Spa | Photography: Mike Olbinski | Band: JJ's Band | Hair: Danielle Murray | Makeup: Sarah San Marco | Cake: Paula Jacqueline Cakes | Florist: Avant Garde | Ceremony Music: ASU Pitchforks |Paper: Celebrations In Paper | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Linen: La Tavola | Lighting: Sound Lighting FX | Lounge Furniture: Inspired Environments |

Sara & Adam - Desert Botanical Garden Wedding

Sara is a bride I really wish I had more time to get to know, she was a girl after my own heart. A list-maker, type A, organized and decisive. She planned most of her wedding on her own but luckily, less than two months before her wedding, she decided to hire us for help on the day of her wedding and we couldn't have been more pleased. We got to work with a superb list of vendors and Sara and Adam were just too cute together! We were so glad to have been a part of their special day! Enjoy the photos from Stuart at Eyes2See Photography and a little bit of amazing Chihuly in the background!

botanical garden wedding hair0163025307030747048414180394039102791415143009891438144210670574Coordination: A Day to Cherish Weddings| Hair: Danielle Murray |Makeup: Faces to Envy by Brianne | Venue: Desert Botanical Gardens | Florist: Petal Pusher | Photography: Eyes 2 See Photography | Cake: Angel Cakes | Ceremony music: Sweetwater Strings | DJ: Robert from Ray the DJ | Catering: Santa Barbara | Chargers: Classic Party Rentals