Sweet And Simple Organic Wedding

Elyse Hall Photography @weddingchicks

Deirdre and Robert knew they wanted to have an indoor/outdoor wedding, so that they could fully take advantage of the beautiful Tucson, Arizona fall weather. In order to create exactly what they envisioned, they carefully coordinating with her amazing Arizona wedding vendors to create a picture perfect sweet and simple organic wedding.

You must see every last detail from their Arizona wedding in the full gallery here, all captured by Elyse Hall Photography.

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Wonderful weekend getaway

One thing we both knew right away was that we wanted the wedding to in Tucson. Not only was it where we met and where we have such wonderful memories together, it is where I grew up and where my parents still live so it has a very special place in both our hearts. This meant that our wedding would be a mostly destination wedding for our guests, with RJ’s family from Chicago, the rest of my family from the east coast and many friends from California. When we saw the beautifully renovated Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in the foothills of Tucson we knew we had found the perfect location for our wedding. From the stunning mountain views, the gorgeous ceremony site, the comfortable rooms and the many amenities, we knew our guests would be able to come and have a truly wonderful weekend getaway, which was so important to us.

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meaningful wedding details

We had some incredibly meaningful details that we incorporated through out our wedding day. I carried my grandmother’s wedding purse that she carried on her wedding day, a gift she gave me at my bridal shower. For my something borrowed my aunt let me wear a beautiful pearl bracelet with a ballet shoe charm that belonged to my beloved and late Nana, given to her by my late grandfather. I also wore her mother’s (my great-grandmother’s) wedding band on my right ring finger, which was passed down to me after I became engaged. Another detail that was very thoughtful were the Polaroid photos my sister was taking throughout the evening.

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surprise last song

After the ceremony we had an outdoor cocktail hour with the sky lit up with the most vibrant sunset and the bistro lights Meagan and her team had incorporated into the space. From the cocktail hour the small ballroom off the patio opened up for dinner and dancing and we brought the outdoors in by continuing the bistro lights and the same greenery and white floral. We also kept it romantic with tons of candles on the tables both outdoors and in. After dinner we kept the night going with a Photo Booth and a Frost Gelato cart, which were both thoroughly enjoyed by our guests! Lounge furniture on the patio created a welcoming spot for our guests to take a break from dancing and enjoy the perfect weather and the star filled Arizona sky. We had a surprise last song, as any U of A Wildcat will tell you that you know the night is over at Dirtbags, the local college bar, when Sweet Caroline comes on, so that is how we ended the reception. It was a sweet and nostalgic ending to the best night of our lives.

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Bridesmaid Dresses: Annabelle from Jenny Yoo for BHLDN

Photographers: Elyse Hall Photography
Venue: Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa
Coordinators & Stylists: Meagan Crain of M.C. Weddings & Events
Wedding Films: Black Sheep Filmworks
Beauty: I Do Hair & Makeup Artistry
Flowers: La Fleur Plantscapes & Fresh Floral
Harpist: Dr. Christine Vivona
Officiant: Kristine Bentz of SweetGrass Ceremonies
Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Julie Sbicca
DJ: Andy DePew of Satyr Entertainment
Cake: Village Bakehouse
Gelato: Frost Gelato
Photo Booth: Ohhh Booth
Fashion: Anna Maier from Gabriella's New York Bridal
Fashion: Schutz
Wedding Belt: BHLDN
Groom & His Men: Suit Supply

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: green, white
Styles: classic

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Rustic blue and white wedding

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Our next couple’s wedding took place at Rogue Farms Hopyard in Independence, Oregon. With whiskey barrels galore, a rustic barn and beer hops everywhere, this Oregon wedding venue was the perfect backdrop for Brian and Allison’s rustic blue and white wedding.

You simply must see every last detail of their rustic blue and white wedding in view the full gallery here! Captured by Ivy and Gold photography.

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wild blue and white wedding bouquet by Stemm Floral @weddingchicks

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Family Ties

Dear friends and family were incorporated into nearly every aspect of the wedding. The ceremony was officiated by their close family friend and pastor, and ceremony music was played by one of the groomsmen and sung by his mom. Allison had both of her loving fathers – dad and step-dad – walk her down the aisle, and her brother gave a reading from the Bible during the ceremony.

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Details galore

Brian & Allison’s wedding was just seriously a ton of fun. They had a popcorn bar, a cupcake bar, adorable single-serve s’mores favors, and a ton of people who love them dearly. Their guests came from all over Oregon, Illinois, New York, and even Denmark to celebrate their wonderful love.

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Love and joy

Spirits were high all around, and it was impossible not to feel the overwhelming joy and love that these two have for each other, and that their families have for them as a couple.

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Photographers: Ivy and Gold
Flowers: Stemm Floral
Cakes & Catering: Sugar Sugar
Venues & Officiants: Rogue Farms Hopyard
Beauty: Beth Level Artistry
Brides Fashion: Anna's Bridal
Fashion: ModCloth
Groom & His Men: Macy'sThe Tie Bar

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: blue, white
Styles: barn, blue, Country Vintage, outdoor, rustic