Gus & Amy’s Paradise Valley Country Club wedding was absolutely stunning thanks to the talents of Andrea Leslie Weddings & Events and all the amazing vendors who pulled together to make this possible. It was truly an honor to document this special day for Amy & Gus and their families.
I asked them to tell me about when they knew the other was the one and how Gus proposed:
Amy: “Gus is unlike any other man I had ever met. He is kind, chivalrous, and a true old-fashioned gentleman. He inspires me, encourages me, and constantly makes me laugh. I particularly knew he was the one when he supported me to move across the country and pursue my dreams in New York.”
Gus: “There wasn’t an exact defining moment that made me realize Amy was the one. From our first date she invited me to, I had hope she would be the one. But I’m a realist so I knew to wait to see when her true colors would come out. During the first six months, I thought, ‘This is too good to be true. I need to give it more time to see if she’s really always this amazing.’ Four years later and I still wonder how I got so lucky and if I’m dreaming. If I am, please don’t wake me up because each day continues to get better.”
Amy: “We got engaged December 23rd 2018, The Eve of Christmas Eve. We were in Laguna, California for Christmas and Gus told me that we had to walk on the beach every single night that we were there. The night before we got engaged, Gus told me that his New Year’s resolution was to work up the courage to ask my dad’s permission to marry me. So I didn’t think he was going to be proposing any time soon!
The next day we got ready for a ‘family dinner,’ and he told me we had to stop by the beach as we made that promise at the start of this trip. On the beach, I remember time standing still–staring into the sunset over the ocean to the sounds of waves crashing to the sand. Next thing I know, Gus was down on one knee asking, ‘Will you marry me?’ It was the most perfect moment in the most perfect place with the most perfect man.”
Planning Andrea Leslie Weddings & Events | Venue Paradise Valley Country Club | Hair Hair by Emily Hughes | Makeup Ashley Doran Makeup | Video Something New Media | Band The Hamptons Band | Floral Lux Wedding Florist | Macaron Favors Ruze Cake House | Linens La Tavola Linen | Custom Hand Lettered Signage Freed Hands | Gown Martina Liana via Mariee Bridal | Shoes Badgley Mischka | Groom Hugo Boss | Bridesmaids Birdy Grey | Groomsmen Generation Tux | Ring Box The Mrs Box | Film Lab The FIND Lab
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