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Fall Desert Elopement Inspiration | Tucson Elopement Photographers

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Fall Desert Elopement Inspiration | Tucson Elopement Photographers

We love styled shoots and this one is pretty special to us. These shoots create unique experiences to connect with wedding vendor friends and allows each person involved to put their creativity and talents to use. If you've been following us for the last year, you might have noticed that we've been shooting with film a lot lately. It's completely stolen our hearts and sparked a new passion for photography. This shoot is almost all film and it's safe to say that we're thrilled with the results! An added blessing is that this shoot was featured on Ruffled blog yesterday! Check it out, here.  

We love the desert and it's no secret that it's so on trend right now. For this shoot, we wanted to inspire couple's eloping to consider the desert as their fall "I do" destination. What the desert lacks in red and orange falling leaves, it makes up for in stunning views, unique landscapes and fantastic fall weather. Basically, the perfect place to elope and spend a few days soaking up the sun with your new hubby or wife by your side. 

While we love gorgeous white dresses and lavish wedding details, we wanted to inspire couples who want to plan a meaningful, low-key, but hip wedding day. We thought of the girl who had always dreamed of wearing something unique on her wedding day, so this bride donned a stunning lace burgundy dress while her laid back groom sports his favorite jeans and hat. Rachel of The Powder Room Bridal created a stunning look for our bride with a natural look paired with a pop of fall color on her lips. Incredible designs by Alexis Grace Florals brought a little romance to the desert scene and tied in those gorgeous fall colors with a southwest twist. Your wedding day is all about marrying the one you love, so forget about the social norms and plan a wedding that is uniquely you.

Our good friend Kelly of Le Champagne Projects, designed a romantic private dinner party for two, complete with candlelight, a twinkling fireplace and wild florals. Burgundy, plum and lavender tones are woven throughout the scene and pair with the desert colors beautifully. What boho desert bride wouldn't want that beautiful cake on their wedding day? Alia of Crumbs Cake Boutique made this gorgeous white cake that we paired with an ever so fitting real cactus & succulent topper.

To present a unique, authentic feel we used real couple, Meredith & Caleb who are madly in love desert dwellers, with a fun, hip style all their own. We love to see creative couples express themselves on their wedding day and hope this shoot will inspire more couples to think outside the box! 

Thanks for sharing in our joy, friends! If you follow us on instagram, prepare to be inundated with these photos for a long time! :) 

 

Photographers: Betsy & John Photography

Planning & Design: Le Champagne Projects

Florals: Alexis Grace Florals

Hair & Makeup: The Powder Room Bridal

Cake: Crumbs Cake Boutique

Bride's Dress & Accessories: Forever 21
 

 

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Alyssa & Dave's elegant Tubac Golf Resort Wedding

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Alyssa & Dave's elegant Tubac Golf Resort Wedding

Alyssa & Dave had the most stunning wedding at the gorgeous (and our favorite Southern AZ venue to shoot at)  Tubac Golf resort. This elegant black tie affair had us swooning from the moment we walked in the door. The bridesmaids wore beautiful floor length blush dresses and the guys donned sleek black tuxes. Alyssa looked incredible in her pronovias gown from gigi bridal. The wonderful gals at I do Hair & Makeup highlighted Alyssa's natural beauty with simple, but stunning hair and makeup. Rackel Ghelsen helped the couple create a lovely, elegant affair that matched the couple's classic style perfectly.  

Not only do we love this wedding, but we were also honored to find that Alyssa & Dave's gorgeous wedding was featured in the most recent issue of Tucson Bride & Groom! 

Alyssa & Dave's gorgeous Tubac Golf Resort wedding featured in Tucson Bride & Groom! Captured by Tucson wedding Photographers Betsy & John 

Thank you so much for letting us be a part of your day Alyssa & Dave. Not only have we found incredible clients, but also great friends in you two! So cheesy, but you two make us feel #blessed. 

Cheers to the Denuyls!

Betsy & John 

 

Gorgeous white chapel in the desert at Tubac Golf Resort. Capture by Tucson wedding photographers, Betsy & John. 
Flowers in front of the Tubac Golf Resort Chapel 
Stunning bride, Alyssa just moments before she put on her Pronovias wedding dress from Gigi Bridal.
Stunning wedding invitations by Brie Dumais Designs, paired with Alyssa's gorgeous wedding details.
Bride's mother & sister buttoning up her wedding dress at the gorgeous Tubac Golf Resort.
Bride's mom & sister buttoning up her wedding dress as bridesmaids watch in the background.
Stunning halo ring with a blush Mrs. Box and copper foil monogram
Beautiful Betsey Johnson wedding shoes with wedding veil
Bride putting on shoes 
Bride putting on jewelry
Bride's wedding day perfume
Stunning desert wedding invitations designed by Brie Dumais Designs
Adorable vow books for Alyssa & Dave
Bride putting on jewelry
Stunning bride at Tubac golf Resort wedding in convertible Pronovias gown from Gigi Bridal | Betsy & John Photography 
Groom leaning against wall
Groom buttoning up black tuxedo
Best first look reaction from the groom
Bride and groom kiss at their Tubac Golf Resort wedding 
Bride smiling as groom kisses her on the forehead | Betsy & John Photography | Tucson Wedding Photographers 
Beautiful blush bridal bouquet by Posh Petals based out of Tucson | Betsy & John Photography | Tucson Wedding Photographers 
Bride and groom smiling at the camera 
Bride and groom walking 
Bride and groom smiling at each other 
Groom with groomsmen in black tuxedos
Bride with bridesmaids in blush
Blush and white bouquets with eucalyptus greenery
Bridesmaids walking with bride 
Bride and groom walking at their Tubac Golf Resort wedding. Gorgeous green Arizona wedding venue.  | Betsy & John Photography | Tucson Wedding Photographers 
Wedding Party with bride & groom at the gorgeous green Tubac Golf Resort in Tubac, Arizona. Captured by best Tucson wedding photographers, Betsy & John 
Smiling bride and groom with bridal party 
Tubac Wedding Photographers Betsy & John
Gorgeous Tubac Golf Resort wedding. Wedding party in black tuxedos and blush dresses | Betsy & John Photography | Tucson Wedding Photographers 
Beautiful blush and white bridal bouquet by Posh Petals 
Groom with best man in black tuxedos
Bride with bridesmaid in blush
Bride with Bridesmaid in blush
Stunning bride in Pronovias gown from Gigi Bridal in Tucson.
Gorogeous Bride with stunning halo engagement ring| Betsy & John Photography | Tucson Wedding Photographers 
Bride & groom with hands in pockets. Wedding dress with pockets by Pronovias from Gigi Bridal
Beautiful green Arizona wedding venue, Tubac Golf Resort
Groom kissing bride on shoulder| Betsy & John Photography | Tucson Wedding Photographers 
Stunning green Tubac Golf Resort wedding
Bride posing with blush bouquet and stunning low back gown by Pronovias
Bride and groom at Tubac Golf Resort on their wedding day
western, leather chairs inside the chapel
Inside the chapel at Tubac Golf resort
Father walking his daughter down the aisle in the gorgeous chapel at Tubac Golf Resort
Groom shaking father of the bride's hand at the alter
candle lighting ceremony
First kiss 
Just married bride and groom
Bride & groom kissing in front of the chapel at Tubac Golf Resort 
Chapel door silhouette of bride and groom 
Bride and groom walking during gorgeous golden hour 
Tucson Tubac wedding venue, Tubac Golf Resort 
Beautiful views at Tubac Golf Resort for Alyssa & Dave's wedding planned by Rackel Ghelsen Weddings! 
Florals by Tucson Florist, Posh Petals
Walking across the bridge at wedding venue in Tubac 
Bride and groom looking at each other and holding hands 
Beautiful green Arizona wedding venue in Tubac capture by Tucson wedding photographers Betsy & John| Betsy & John Photography | Tucson Wedding Photographers 
Cocktail hour at Tubac Golf Resort 
Margarita and cocktail-signature bride and groom drinks 
Couple cheersing with their signature wedding drinks in front of the lake at Tubac Golf Resort 
Tubac Golf Resort Wedding capture by Betsy & John 
Bride wearing a fitted Pronovias gown, holding flowers with mountain views in the background 
handsome groom in black tuxedo on his wedding day
Bride and groom about to kiss 
Couple smiling and hugging on their wedding day
Bride smiling on her wedding day
Stunning bride and groom captured by trendy Tucson wedding photographers, Betsy & John
Couple laughing on their wedding day 
Beautiful florals by Posh Petals and table numbers by Brie Dumais Designs 
Ballroom set up with blush and gold chiavari chairs
Ballroom wedding at Tubac Golf Resort 
Romantic reception set up 
Blush ring shot on sequin background
Beautiful place cards designs by Brie Dumais Designs 
Warm and cozy blush wedding at Tubac Resort 
Bride and groom walking onto the dance floor for their first dance
Groom spinning bride on the dancefloor during their first dance 
First wedding dane 
First dance 
Sparkler exit 

Photographers: Betsy and John | Venue: Tubac Golf Resort | Wedding Planner: Rackel Ghelsen Weddings | Hair & Makeup: I do hair & Makeup | Florals: Posh Petals | Paper Goods: Brie Dumais Designs | Wedding Gown: Gigi's Bridal | Videographer: Black Sheep Filmworks | Cake: Jaynie Rossie Signature cakes | Entertainment: Satyr Entertainment

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Navy & Salmon Stardance Barn Wedding in Tucson

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Navy & Salmon Stardance Barn Wedding in Tucson

Hannah & Mike had a stunning Tucson summer wedding with vibrant hues and incredible desert and mountain views. 

It was a warm summer day in Tucson and the sun was shining bright on Hannah & Mike's wedding day! Spirits were high and everyone was totally joyful. We could not have asked for better clients, seriously. If you haven't been to Stardance in Tucson, this place is lovely. It's one of Tucson's only barn venues and it's surrounded by some pretty incredible desert veiws. (If you've been following us for any time at all, you know we have an obsession with the desert!) The day was lovely and not even the scorching Tucson heat could kill the good vibes that day! 

Congratulations Hannah & Mike! Thanks for letting us be a part of your special day. 

Hugs, Betsy &John 

Classic and elegant navy blue wedding shoes with bows on top
Orange and salmon rose boutonnieres with striped navy and white ribbon. So dreamy! 
Beautiful bridal bouquet with pink peonies, protea pincushion, salmon and orange roses tied with a striped navy and white ribbon
Hannah's sweetheart neckline, strapless dress hanging on display at Stardance.
Handsome groom getting ready, looking out the window.
Gorgeous cushion cut halo engagement ring shot! 
Beautiful bride and bridesmaids in navy with salmon bouquets, smiling at the camera.
Stunning bouquets with pink peonies, orange and salmon roses with silver dollar eucalyptus. 
Bride and her bridesmaids in navy dresses with salmon and pink bouquets. Tucson mountains in background
Bridesmaids and bride walking. Gorgeous Tucson Wedding at Stardance. 
Bride in strapless sweetheart neckline wedding dress holding bouquet. Beautiful bouquet with pink peonies, salmon roses, orange protea pincushion and eucalyptus. 
Handsome Groomsmen in navy gingham shirts with orange ties and navy suits. Beautiful mountain views in the background! 
Handsome Groom and groomsmen in navy at Stardance Tucson, walking towards the camera.
Gorgeous Wedding party in navy standing in front of the gorgeous mountain backdrops at Tucson wedding venue, Stardance.
Bride and groom walking with bridal party. 
Beautiful salmon and pink bridesmaid bouquet with ribbon blowing in the wind. 
Bride and groom standing in a gorgeous desert setting. Love those stunning mountain views an the cactus in the background! Perfect desert wedding venue.
 Stardance is the perfect spot for a desert wedding! Gorgeous Tucson mountain views, saguaro and prickly pear in the background. 
Bride and groom smiling at each other under bride's veil.
Bride and groom walking towards the camera. Groom holding bouquet and bride holding her dress. Love the light and airy feel of this beautiful Tucson summer wedding. 
Bride hugging her groom, who is smiling at the camera. Love that beautiful desert light shining from behind them! 
Mountain views from Tucson wedding venue, Stardance with prickly pear cactus in the foreground. 
Groom carrying his brides dress as she treks through the rocky Tucson desert in heels.
Beautiful arbor draped with florals as you walk into the ceremony site.
Reserved seats, roped off with paper flags.
Groomsmen holding the wedding info that guests also used as fans. What a great idea for a hot wedding day! 
Best man and maid of honor walking down the aisle. 
Love the groom's reaction as he sees his bride walking down the aisle! 
Bride and her dad walking down the aisle.
Groom and father of the bride shaking hands at the alter.
Bride and groom saying their vows to each other at their Tucson, Stardance wedding.
Sealed with a kiss. First kiss as husband and wife! 
Bridesmaids holding bouquets during the ceremony.
Beautiful arbor at ceremony site with guests in the background.
Celebrating as husband and wife.
Bride and groom walking down the aisle as they say I do at Tucson wedding venue, Stardance.
Tucson barn wedding venue, Stardance, all set up for the cocktail hour, complete with custom cornhole game! 
Cute mailbox card holder that matches the wedding decor with their new last name on it! Love this idea.
Handwritten signs on weathered wood all over this wedding! Love it! 
Lucky in love sign hanging from the top of the barn, where the cocktail hour will take place.
Cute custom chalkboard signs at the bar.
Every summer wedding needs water for their guests! Temperatures soared up to 105 degrees on this wedding day! 
Bride and groom holding hands, standing side by side.
Bride and groom photos in front of the gorgeous mountain backdrops at Stardance wedding venue in Tucson. What a perfect spot for a Tucson wedding! 
Bride and groom looking at each other lovingly. Bride holding her beautiful pink and salmon bouquet! 
Beautiful bride with her hair blowing in the wind, looking at the camera.
Gorgeous bride holding her bouquet in a gorgeous desert setting with huge mountains in the background. Love this wedding venue! 
Handsome groom staring at his beautiful bride while she gets her photos taken. Love the way he looks at her!! 
Bride and groom standing in front of the barn doors at Stardance in Tucson. 
Groom leading his bride to their reception! 
Beautiful navy and orange reception set up at Tucson barn wedding venue, Stardance.
Love the orange and navy color scheme of this wedding reception! Candles everywhere and a super cute thank you on each plate.
Romantic barn wedding venue in Tucson, Stardance.
Bride and groom's grand entrance into the reception. 
Grand entrance into reception
Bride and groom's first dance.
Groom dancing at reception
 dancing at reception
dancing at wedding reception
kissing at reception

 

 

Photography: Betsy & John

Venue: Stardance 

Florals: a family friend

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Jana & Michael Tubac Golf Resort Wedding

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Jana & Michael Tubac Golf Resort Wedding

Jana and Michael had an absolutely stunning navy and white, black tie wedding at Tubac Golf Resort and we feel so honored to be their wedding photographers! 

It was a cloudy February day at Tubac Golf Resort, but our bride Jana wasn't shaken or stressed, she was just excited to see her guy and start their journey as husband and wife. There was a smell of fresh cut grass and desert rain in the air, but as the day crept on the sun broke through the clouds to shine down on Jana and Michael on their wedding day. The day was filled with gorgeous cactus themed details by Brie Dumais Designs that fit perfectly with the greens and white of the gorgeous bouquets that Katie from Posh Petals created! The bride donned a stunning, simple, white Pronovias gown from Gigi's Bridal and her bridesmaids wore stunning floor length navy blue dresses. Across the resort, the groom was anxiously awaiting his first look at his gorgeous bride. The guys were decked out in crisp black tuxedos and black cowboy boots, perfect attire for an elegant wedding at Tubac Golf Resort. Jana and Michael got married in the chapel at Tubac Golf Resort, which is a romantic space, dimly lit by towering chandeliers and beams of sunlight peeking through the windows. The large wooden door and white hacienda style chapel is the absolute perfect spot for bridal and wedding party photos. After photos at the chapel, we headed to the golf course, which boasts pretty incredible mountain veiws with beautiful grass nad tall trees that Tucsonans don't get to see very often! The party continued in the gorgeous reception space that was filled with candles and gorgeous table settings drapede in greenery. The entire day was absolutely lovely and we feel so blessed so to be Jana and Michaels wedding photographers! 

Thanks for veiwing this gorgeous Tubac wedding! 

Hugs, 

Betsy & John 

Gorgeous fountain at Tubac Golf Resort
Ornate lantern on white wall at Tubac Golf Resort
Gorgeous antique Lang jewelry box with gorgeous gold Tiffany wedding bands | Tubac Golf Resort Wedding | Tubac Wedding Photographers | See more at BetsyandJohn.com
Gorgeous Tubac Golf Resort
Gorgeous gold Tiffany bands on custom cactus wedding invitations 
Beautiful Pronovias gown from Gigi Bridal Boutique in Tucson
Gorgeous invitation suite by briedumaisdesigns.com | Tubac Golf Resort Wedding | Tubac Wedding Photographers | BetsyandJohn.com
Gorgeous Tubac Golf Resort
Tubac Golf Resort Wedding 
Groomsmen and groom in black tuxedos at Tubac Golf Resort
Groom smiling in back tux, straightening tie
Gorgeous bride smiling at camera with her bridesmaids in navy blue
Gorgeous antique ring on cactus wedding invitations 
Simple White Boutonniere by Posh Petals | Tubac Golf Resort Wedding | Tubac Wedding Photographers | See more at BetsyandJohn.com
Gorgeous natural white hydrangea and rose bouquets by Posh Petals 
Tubac Golf Resort Chapel Wedding 
Metal saguaro sculptures
Gorgeous ceremony arrangement by Posh Petals inside the chapel
Gorgeous Tubac Golf Resort chapel 
Father walking the bride through the chapel doors at Tubac Golf Resort
Bridesmaids watching bride and groom at the alter
Bride and groom first kiss at the alter
Bride and groom walking out of the church smiling
Gorgeous green and white Bridal Bouquet by Posh Petals | Tubac Golf Resort Wedding | Tubac Wedding Photographers | See more at BetsyandJohn.com
Bride and Groom in front of gorgeous chaple at Tubac Golf Resort by Tubac Wedding Photographers Betsy & John
Bride & Groom in front of chapel at Tubac Golf Resort
Joyful Bride and groom under veil | Tubac Golf Resort Wedding | Tubac Wedding Photographers | See more at BetsyandJohn.com
Bridal Party Photos in front of the chapel at Tubac Golf Resort
Gorgeous Bride in doorway at Tubac Golf Resort Wedding 
Gorgeous Bride in a gorgeous Pronovias gown 
Groom wearing black cowboy boots
Bride and groom smiling at each other on their wedding day
Stunning bridal party wearing floor length navy gowns and black tuxedos
Bride smiling at Groom on golf course at Tubac Golf Resort 
Tubac Golf Resort Wedding | Tubac Wedding Photographers | See more at BetsyandJohn.com
Gorgeous place cards design by briedumaisdesigns.com
Elegant green and white wedding reception set up covered in candles
Appetizers during cocktail hour 
Gorgeous place cards design by briedumaisdesigns.com
Tables draped in greenery and covered in candles. Table numbers designed by Gorgeous place cards design by briedumaisdesigns.com
Bride and Groom smiling at camera
Tubac Golf Resort Wedding 
Bride and groom kissing in front of huge tree
Gorgeous white wedding cake with ruffles by Village Bakehouse in Tucson
Bride and groom's first dance in black and white
Bride and groom laughing during toasts
Emotional first dance in black and white
Best man hugging bride and groom
Cheers
Groom dancing with his grandmother
The Lovely wedding planner, Jane Castle of Jane Castle Events 
Cutting the gorgeous white wedding cake from Village Bakehouse
Final dance of the night

Photographers: Betsy and John | Venue: Tubac Golf Resort | Day of Coordinator: Jane Castle | Florals: Posh Petals | Paper Goods: Brie Dumais Designs | Wedding Gown: Gigi's Bridal

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Boho Blu- Elegant Bohemian Wedding Day Inspiration

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Boho Blu- Elegant Bohemian Wedding Day Inspiration

Dreamy Indigo desert wedding at Tohono Chul Gardens with the Soiree Girls! 

It was such an honor to team up with incredible wedding planners Jenn and Akiko from Soiree girls for this styled shoot! These gals are bohemian geniuses and created a shoot that is elegant and whimsical all at the same time. For this shoot, we wanted to create an elegant boho soiree that was inspired by rich earthy tones like indigo blues and desert greens, with touches of gold and natural stone details. Our shoot took place at the gorgeous Tohono Chul Gardens, a lush green hidden oasis in the desert. It is the perfect spot for an intimate vow renewal or wedding and has so many gorgeous spots for photos! Betsy Dunlap created a stunning hand calligraphed invitation suit and place cards for us that set a dreamy tone for the gorgeous indigo table settings that the Soiree girls created! For couples trying to achieve this look, we encourage them to be really intentional in choosing a venue that they love. We adore this sweet and simple garden setting because it enhanced the intimate feel of our bohemian soiree without requiring any additional décor. The Ohhh Booth (a vintage volkswagen bus converted into a photo booth) made an appearance that has everyone swooning! We love the Ohhh Booth, because it is such a great alternative option for couples who want a photo booth, with a little bit of extra wow factor. It was an incredible experience working with such talented vendors! We love styled shoots because it gives us an opportunity for us an other vendors to express themselves creatively. A huge thanks to our models who stepped in last minute and saved the day! Thanks for checking out this collaboration friends! Want to see more? Check out the feature on 100 Layer Cake! 

Old wooden door covered in vines at Tohono Chul Gardens
Bohemian indigo table setting with accents of gold and succulent placecard holders with calligraphy by Betsy Dunlap
Indigo Spring wedding at Tohono Chul Gardens in Tucson, Arizona
Desert cactus, foliage and aloe vera plants along a pathway at Tohono Chul Gardens
Ring shot of an antique opal ring in the middle of a succulent
Indigo and gold place settings with stunning calligraphy by Betsy Dunlap
Indigo bohemian wedding at Tohono Chul Gardens by Tucson Wedding photographers Betsy & John 
Beautiful place cards by Betsy Dunlap with indigo ink and leaf motifs
Groom in navy, buttoning hus tuxedo jacket
Couple embracing at Tohono Chul wedding in Tucson, Arizona
Indigo and gold tablescape with hints of blush florals and air plants
Desert plants at Tohono Chul Gardens
Beautiful three tiered cake by Crumbs Cake Boutique in Tucson. The best cake we've ever had! 
Vintage indigo cups, with hand dyed indigo napkins
Bride twirling in her dress from J Bridal boutique
Gorgeous invitation suite by Betsy Dunlap Calligraphy
Stunning hand crafted wedding cake on a gold geometric stand, surrounded by gold lanterns
Handsome groom in a navy tux walking 
Gold and indigo table setting with air plants and gold flatware
Gorgeous natural bouquet by the Soiree Girls
Gorgeous cross earrings from the Mahlia Collection
Bohemian indigo table setting with gold flatware
Bride and groom embracing at Tohono Chul Gardens
Blue antique goblets on a gold tray sitting on a cow hide rug
Vintage baby blue Volkswagen bus, converted into a photo booth, the Ohhh Booth! 
Photo booth bus styled by the Soiree girls

Check out the feature on 100 Layer Cake here! 

 

Venue: Tohono Chul Gardens | Photography: Betsy and John  | Design, Planning & Florals: Soiree Girls | Paper Goods: Betsy Dunlap | Photo Booth Bus: Ohhh Booth Hair & Makeup: Powder Room Bridal | Gown: J Bridal Boutique |  Cake: Crumbs Cake Boutique |  Tux: Tuxedos on Broadway  | Cross Earrings: Mahlia Collection 

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Summer & Tyler's Windmill Winery Lakehouse Wedding

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Summer & Tyler's Windmill Winery Lakehouse Wedding

Summer and Tyler. What a great couple. They are fun, funny and so, so genuine. They got married in early May and it was hot, like 112° hot. While everyone else was a little grumpy because of the heat, these two were as joyful as ever and just smiles the entire day. Regardless of the weather, it turned out to be an absolutely incredible wedding day at The Windmill Winery's Lakehouse venue. We love the Lakehouse because it feels like a little escape from Arizona. You are surrounded by big green trees, overlooking a beautiful lake, dedicating your life to your one and only...how perfect. 

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