Emerald and Jeff’s El Chorro wedding in Paradise Valley, Arizona had been much anticipated since the moment I met them at a nearby Starbucks. Their smiles were contagious. Jeff’s organization made my heart leap for joy! And Emerald and I, both nurses, found out very quickly that we had several things in common. Excitement shone from their eyes as they described how they met at a coffee shop. And even though Jeff really loves public speaking, he described how nervous he was to pop the question as they returned to a romantic, secluded stair top with a fantastic view of San Francisco. Emerald just could not wait to say “YES!”
Meeting the important people in my couple’s lives is something I look forward to at every wedding! I have the opportunity to learn more about their story and to capture the love and friendship they share with those that matter most!! The bridesmaids were the sweetest! And Jeff’s groomsmen were too much fun!! Emerald’s dad is a strong man who I was told right away “doesn’t smile.” But there were a couple of times that I caught a small grin. The hugs they exchanged on this day will most likely never be forgotten!
During the ceremony, Jeff’s two striking teenage daughters were invited to join the couple beneath the arch that was handmade by Emerald’s grandfather. They each received a silver Tiffany’s bracelet matching Emerald’s. As she expressed her love and vows to them, we witnessed the union of their new family of four. There was not a dry eye to be found. Joyful tears continued as Emerald and Jeff read their handwritten vows to each other.
This was my last 2019 wedding. I could not think of a better way to end the year! Emerald and Jeff, I’m so grateful you trusted me to capture these memories for you! It was a privilege to serve you! I’m so excited to share this post! Enjoy scrolling some of my very favorite images from your amazing fall El Chorro wedding!!
Venue | EL CHORRO
Planning | BEST FRIEND BORROWED EVENTS
Floral | MINT GREEN DESIGN
Videographer | MITCH MED MEDIA
Bridal Gown Shop | UPTOWN BRIDAL
Bridal Gown | ESSENCE OF AUSTRALIA
Bridesmaids Dresses | BIRDY GREY
Menswear | INDOCHINO
Hair | CHELSEA – THE HAIR COTTAGE
Makeup | SHE IS MEAGAN LEE
DJ | THE BEAT BOOTH
Strings | SWEET WATER STRINGS
Linens | LA TAVOLA
Rentals | PRIM RENTALS
Stationary | UNIKA COLLECTIONS
Cake | RUZE CAKE HOUSE
Jeweler | SHANE COMPANY
Car Rental | TURO
November 15, 2019