Enchanting Gold Desert Wedding

Elyse Hall Photography

This next wedding was beautifully planned out at the gorgeous venue, Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale. Cassandra met, fell in love with, and then became engaged to the man of her dreams, Brian. They wanted to plan a wedding and get married in a reasonable amount of time. They both didn’t want to waste too much time, they just wanted to be married! So the planning began and it turned into this beautiful beast!

Read all about the planning and playout of this wedding below, and view all of the charming details in the full gallery, all magnificently captured by Elyse Hall Photography.

grey and white stripe invites

wedding gown

bridal looks

From the Bride:
It started with the dress. I wanted to have small backyard wedding, but after finding “the dress” (from Brides by Demetrios ) thoughts started evolving. Although my mom was supportive of the backyard wedding she mentioned a very unique point. “Your dress deserves to be showcased!” I couldn’t get that out of my mind and at that moment I became a bride! The only thing I kept thinking was, ‘this was too good to be true!!’ I couldn’t imagine how one single person could deserve this much happiness.

white wedding bouquet

white and pink rose bouquet

champange bridesmaid dresses

cream bridsmaid dresses

We adore the classic look of the bridal party. The bridesmaids in champagne dresses and the groomsman in black suits with black vests. The entire ensemble was classic yet stylish.

dark suits for the groom and his men

I felt thrilled on my wedding day. I felt like everything was coming together even better than what I could have imagined. It was perfect. The best part was walking down the isle when I saw Brian for the 1st time. When those gold plush curtains opened up and the shimmer of the sun sparkled on every gold accent, it felt like i was in a dream. My breath was heavy then calmed by the sound of the 5 string quartet (string serenade) that was a faint hum that calmed me, followed by the vision of my husband to be. It was the single most overwhelming, greatest moment of my life, while being surrounded by beauty that I had only seen in movies.

ceremony aisle decor

ceremony seating style ideas

wedding program

wedding ceremony

champange bridesmaid dresses

you may kiss the bride

Brian and I agreed on just about every element of the wedding other than him being very happy with a desert environment, I wanted anything but. My only vision was a whimsical, illuminated, natural environment. I wanted it to be outdoors and I wanted gold everywhere, but I didn’t want cactus! I wanted Gold coming from the candles, bistro lights, gold fabrics that shined through with the sun setting. Then once the sun set, the bistro lights would twinkle like stars through the flowing fabrics. With Jennifer Thye (Imoni Events) , she made our dream a reality. I never would have thought my vision would shine through in a desert environment. But it did perfectly and I was ecstatic!

escort card ideas

dessert wedding

gray and green escort cards

gold wedding chairs

wedding drink ideas

gold wedding cake

How could it be true that the most amazing wedding that I had in my mind, was becoming reality? But it was reality and it did come true. Not only did I fall hopelessly in love with the most handsome man I have ever seen, but we ended up having the most amazing wedding. The sequence of our relationships and our lives together became tangible in this day.

wedding fireworks

wedding fireworks


Photographer: Elyse Hall Photography
Coordinator & Event Designer: Imoni Events
Venue, Cake & Caterer: Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale
Cinematography: Serendipity Cinematography
DJ: Tre Ja Vu
Dress Designer & Veil or Hair Accessories: Brides by Demetrios
Flowers, Draping & Lounge: Flora Bella
Groom's Attire: Mr. Formal
Lighting: Swank
Stationery: Idieh Design
Prop or Furniture Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Ceremony & Dinner Music: String Serenade
Fireworks: Fireworks Production of Arizona
Officiant: Brides Step Father | Hair & Makeup: Saskia Salon

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  1. -100. Event Design London says:

    What a lovely wedding – so unique and pretty! Congrats to the gorgeous couple!!! xx

  2. -100. Amanda Hill says:

    Lovely location, colors and bridal gown. I love the great pictures!

  3. -100. Rosie says:

    So pretty, I really love everything about it, especially the invites and Cassandra’s bouquet. I really like the idea of an outside wedding, but that’s not very practical here in the UK.


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