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Secret Garden Wedding – Andrea & John

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It was a very warm and windy day for Andrea & John’s Secret Garden wedding photos, but these two were still full of energy and laughter all day long!

I asked Andrea to tell me about how John proposed:

“December 12th, 2015:  That Friday night John had his office holiday party at El Chorro. The moment we walked into the door I could feel how special it was. Romantic lights, outdoor fireplaces blazing, and lush lemon trees lining the beautiful garden. The entire time you couldn’t help but dream of the amazing wedding you could have there, and I just so happened to mention it some of the ladies that night. Toward the end of the evening, John asked if I wanted to walk through the property, as it’s a large venue. We strolled in candlelight to the open ceremony area that overlooks Camelback Mountain. As I was truly amazed by the beauty surrounding us, John looked over at me and began to talk. As he started, he pulled at the ring, and to my amazement, I gasped:

Me: Are you really doing this?
John: Yes, do you want me to get down on one knee?
Me: I mean… Yes if you’re doing this right now!

Laughing in the moonlight, he kneeled and put the ring on my finger. He said to keep it on the DL, as we had plans the next day, so that night we just kept it between us. It was super nice to just have time together. The next morning we woke up and hiked Papago Mountain. When we got back, both of our entire families were waiting for us as a surprise! The night John rented out Coups Des Tartes restaurant and we had a beautiful celebration uniting two families. It was truly a very special night. Afterwards, all the siblings went out for a night in Old Town… needless to say, it was one for the books.”

Congrats you two!

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Silverleaf Wedding – Sarah & Colby

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These two Oklahomans have a special connection to Scottsdale, so what better place to get married and share their Silverleaf wedding photos!  Silverleaf is one of the most beautiful venues in the valley, with Tuscan inspired architecture, tons of stone work and gorgeous mountain views.  Sarah is a fabulous photographer herself, and it’s always an honor when another photographer asks me to document the first day of their marriage!

I asked them each to tell me about how they met and how they knew each other was the one:

Sarah:  We had both gone to the same college (OU) and had some mutual friends, but never really interacted much until we both found ourselves living in Dallas at the same time. We both remember one specific night when we both lived in Dallas that we both really noticed each other. It was at Christie’s sports bar, one of Colby’s FAVORITE spots (he would have had our wedding there if he could). We were with a bunch of mutual friends watching an Oklahoma basketball game. The connection started that night and the rest is history!  

I remember the specific night I knew Colby was the one. We were at a friend’s brother’s wedding in Ponca City, OK. I literally only knew like 3 people there, but it was such a fun night. I just remember feeling so mushy and in love that night. That was the first time I had ever actually been able to picture my own wedding and more importantly the face of the person who will be next to me.

Colby:  She was so unique in so many ways, and I was instantly attracted to her. Whether it is her beautiful appearance or the very refreshing way she carries herself, there is certainly nobody like Sarah, and I am lucky to have found her.  

The moment I realized how passionate and diligent Sarah was with her profession I knew she was the one. I already had different feelings about her than I had ever had about anyone else, but adding that admiration and respect completed my circle of thoughts around her being the perfect one for me.

I’m so happy for you both and excited for your new journey together!  Thank you for trusting me to be there on your big day and best wishes in your marriage!

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Bridlewood of Madison Wedding – Lindsay & Reg

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Lindsay & Reg’s Bridlewood of Madison wedding photos in Madison, Mississippi are full of love, joy, family & friends! The was my first time photographing a Southern wedding, let alone one this BIG, and I have to say I’m hooked. Lindsay is a fabulous wedding photographer herself, and it’s always an honor to document another photographer’s wedding! Their family took me in like one of their own and what they say about that Southern hospitality is absolutely true. This Indiana girl felt right at home in Mississippi, and I can’t wait to go back.

I asked Lindsay to tell me about how they first met and how Reg proposed:

“My mom and Reg work together & she’d been telling me for a year about this really nice guy that works with her. Finally, one random workday I walked through the office with mom, and the sweet ladies in the back really wanted me to meet Reg. They ‘lovingly pushed’ me towards his desk and there I was… standing speechless in front of him, just grinning. Haha! Later that night he sent me a Facebook message and asked for my phone number. We’ve been together since then!

Reg proposed on 9.16.16. I had been telling him that I wanted to have one of my photographers take some nice professional photos of us, since we have so many iPhone photos and I’m a photographer! So we decided to go one afternoon to my grandparent’s old land in the country (where I grew up spending a lot of time) and we had a photo session. At the very end, my photographer, Danya, posed me for one last photo where my grandfather’s garden used to be… she had me stand in front of Reg for some photos, and then had me turn around and he was on one knee!!! Happiest day ever! He had also planned a surprise after-party with our immediate families complete with a spaghetti dinner, delicious desserts & fun photo props!”

So happy for both of you and your new lives together! Thank you for trusting me to be with you on the first day of your marriage!

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Tucson Private Estate Wedding – Selina & Samer

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Strong winds didn’t stop these two from having the most gorgeous Tucson private estate wedding photos!  With the help of Meagan Crain Weddings & Events, Selina’s parents transformed their beautiful horse property into an exquisite ceremony & reception site, with lush green grass, garden flowers, and bistro lights for a night under the stars.  Congrats to you both!

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Sedona Engagement – Mallory & Dallen

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What a stunning location for Mallory & Dallen’s Sedona engagement photos!  They even brought along their little Frenchie, Beans, to join in the fun.  Such an epic day!

I asked Mallory to tell me about how they met, and Dallen about how he proposed:

Mallory: “Dallen and I met back in the summer of 2009 when we were 17 years old! Although we went to different high schools, we had a mutual friend who invited us both to the same party at his house one night. Dallen and I ended up getting to the party at the same time, and first officially met on the driveway at the house. We spent the majority of the night on our own, away from party, just talking and getting to know each other. We immediately clicked! Dallen ended up driving me home that night, and after walking me to the door, asked if we could hang out the next day, too. We spent the next few days together non-stop, and have been inseparable ever since!”

Dallen: “We got engaged February 5th, 2017. After almost 8 years together, I finally realized it was about time! The day of, we spent the afternoon with Mallory’s family in the part of town where we had first met. At the end of the night, we left their house and I “took a wrong turn,” going in the opposite direction of where we would go to drive home. I quickly made up an excuse about the wrong turn, and explained that I would turn around in the next neighborhood. I turned down the next street, which led us further into the neighborhood where we first met at that party. Unfortunately, I forgot the neighborhood was gated, which threw off my whole plan, and I could tell Mallory was starting to catch on. Once we got through the gates, I tried my best to remember how to get to that house, and then parked the car in front of it. We got out of the car and I led her up the driveway, right to the exact spot where we had met for the first time. I don’t think either of us remember what I said to her, but I managed to propose, and Mallory cried the entire time. Now that spot holds even more meaning to us!” 

So excited for you two!  Can’t wait for your wedding this fall at Sassi!

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