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When Your Fireside I dos In Arizona Are A Forever Kind Of Thing

Romantic red, silver and grey wedding

Pops of red, silver and white set the scene for this chic winter wonderland wedding at the modern SoHo63 in Chandler, Arizona. Their heartwarming I dos in front of a large fireplace are about as dreamy as can be with scattered rose petals and one chic pinecone mantle! 

If you’re dreaming of your own fireside nuptials, we don't blame you! Find more must-have ideas in the full gallery, captured by the talented Monique Hessler Photography. Also if you’re curious as to what a wedding like this may cost you, check out the brides budget breakdown below! 

Sparkly diamond

Elegant modern wedding dress Grey velvet pumps

White, silver and grey bouquet

How cute is this bride to be? Platinum blonde bride

Modern winter wonderland

From Monique Hessler PhotographyRachel & Peter were married at SoHo63 in Chandler, Arizona on December 10th, 2016. It was a stunning evening wedding with a winter wonderland theme that included a roaring fire to warm them up as they promised lifetime love in front of their family and friends! 

Bridesmaids in silver and blue

The groom stands out in his maroon suit Maroon suit for the groom Wood bow tie and boutonniere

Gorgeous silver and red wedding

Roaring fire ceremony Lantern decor with rose petals

Modern rustic fireplace ceremony

In memory

Rachel's father passed away four years before the wedding... he was a very special person to her and she needed some way for him to be there and commemorate his memory. Her maid of honor created personalized charms with her father's pictures that Rachel was able to tie onto her bouquet so her father was still able to walk her down the aisle. The wedding wouldn't have been what it was without all the people that loved us and helped us along the way. 


When your mom walks you down the aisle <3 Tears of joy

Elegant and romantic ceremony

Unique looks

From the bride: We personalized our wedding day by creating very special different looks for our groomsmen and bridesmaids. All the groomsmen were given wooden bow ties by Two Guys Bowties to wear for the wedding. The bridesmaids all wore different metallic dresses that fit their personality and stye.

Just Married!

Romantic fireplace ceremony Love this fireplace ceremony backdrop

Rose petal toss kiss

First dance as husband and wife First dance dip

Elegant white cake with red ribbon and crystals

Forever kind of thing

Peter wrote a special song called "Forever Kind of Thing" for Rachel and surprised her with a performance at the reception. Not only did it bring her to tears but the whole reception too. Rachel's sisters Annalise and Olivia also surprised her with a very special dance very close to her heart. They danced to the sister's song from White Christmas which was a movie Rachel and her father would watch every Christmas.

Groom serenading his bride Groom serenading his bride He wrote her song and we think she loved it!

Curious to know how much this glamorous winter wonderland wedding might set you back? Rachel and Peter were kind enough to give us their budget breakdown. Click here to start budgeting for you dream day.

From the bride: We were fortunate enough to have a choice of vendors when booking through our venue Soho63. They had a whole booklet to choose from and within our budget we were able to exclude any vendors we did not need and choose the most reasonably priced to make sure to stay on budget... with that being said... of course every wedding goes over budget ;) We wanted to stay under $18,000 for the entire wedding including décor and anything else on top of our overall venue bill.

DJ $1,325 

Flowers $1,300 

Catering $2,700 

Bar $2,370 

Cake $400 

Wedding dresses $3,000 

Groom attire $200 

Photography $1,800 

Venue rental $8,000 

DIY Décor (not budgeted) $400 

Make up (not budgeted) $200 

Gifts $400 $600 

Day after brunch (not budgeted) $1,300 

Rehearsal dinner (not budgeted) $2,500 

We roughly spend around $28,000 for the wedding and the activities included in the weekend.

Paper Goods & CalligraphyBasic Invite
Cakes & CateringPiece of Cake
Cakes & CateringQ UP! BBQ
FashionBoLee Bridal Couture
FashionChinese Laundry
FlowersEverybody Loves Flowers
Groom & His MenASOS
Health & BeautyMakeup by Velvet
Lighting & EntertainmentApollo Productions DJ
PhotographersMonique Hessler Photography
Venues & OfficiantsAnthony Montana
Venues & OfficiantsSoHo63