Category Archive

arizona

Joy is an Act of Resistance: a Tigrayan-American wedding

A message that has really resonated with me over the last few months is “joy is an act of resistance” from a poem by Toi Derricotte. I’ve always heard planning a wedding can be stressful, but planing a wedding in a different state, during a global pandemic, in the height of the Black Lives Matter movement, followed by a presidential election that polarized this country while a genocidal war began in my home country, was daunting to say the least…

This bride had her wedding dress converted to Coronavirus masks for her family!

This bride celebrated her first anniversary by converting her ombre silk wedding dress and using the fabric to make face masks for the entire family!

A dark & chic Horseshoe Bend elopement at the edge of the world

A dark & chic Horseshoe Bend elopement at the edge of the world

Jill and Bryan drove with Jill’s two young children 28 hours from Chicago to Arizona to elope at Horseshoe Bend. Before the ceremony, the whole family hiked a slot canyon in their wedding attire, just to have the amazing experience and see the scenery. Jill opted to wear a beautiful black dress, and the whole family dressed to match in black with dark brown accents.

A chapel in Tuscon & playing their own reception: a fab desert New Year's Eve wedding

A fab desert New Year’s Eve wedding

Kendra and Thomas had a crafty, musical, beer-filled wedding day in Tuscon with heirlooms galore and so many meaningful moments: “Our priorities for the wedding were good music, good photos, good beer, an open guest list so we could include all of our family and friends (and their kids!), vegetarian Mexican food, and a FUN PARTY. We also wanted our wedding to be authentically us. We wanted it to reflect who we are and celebrate the life we have built together and the future we will share…”

A magical blend of cultures: a Navajo Irish mountain wedding meets Star Wars

A blissful blend of cultures: a Navajo Irish mountain wedding meets Star Wars

Chelsea and Ronan managed to combine cultures, fandoms, traditions, and a seriously good time into their Navajo Irish mountain wedding in Arizona. From the lightsaber duel to the travel-themed decor to the Celtic handfasting, this was a fabulous melding of everything they are.

A desert Winter Solstice wedding with herbs & a tea bar

A desert Winter Solstice wedding with herbs & a tea bar

With icy shades of silver and white, dotted with greenery, this gorgeous desert Winter Solstice wedding in Arizona was eco-friendly, full of the scents of fresh herbs, and delicious in its tea bar and gorgeous white cake. Plus, it was on the night of the Ursid's meteor shower!

Don’t miss the stories of all the musical performances from this clearly talented family!