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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.