Prayers were answered for Kylli & Steven’s Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain wedding photos. Only the day before the weather called for strong winds, possible rain, and unpredictable temps. But it turned out to be the most beautiful day and we even had a little sunshine early in the afternoon.
Kylli & Steven live in New Orleans, and with the help of Louise Thomas at Events Made Special, they had the perfect fusion of the New Orleans vibe in the Arizona desert. Bright fuchsias and cobalts ruled the day, popping against the muted palette of the desert. And can we please talk about Kylli’s Vera Wang gown for a second?!
I asked Kylli to tell me about how Steven proposed:
“We got engaged on our four-year anniversary. I thought we were going to dinner to celebrate the anniversary, so the engagement was a total surprise! Steven made reservations at a nice restaurant near City Park and told me that our dinner was for 6:30pm. When we arrived at the restaurant, the hosts and waiters informed us that our table wouldn’t be ready until 7:00pm, and suggested that we go for a walk in the nearby park. I was irritated because it was hot and I was in heels, but it was all part of Steven’s plan! He led me to a clearing by the lake where he got down on one knee and popped the question. After I said yes, a crowd across the lake cheered, and his friend came out of the bushes where he had been secretly taking photos! We went back to the restaurant where congratulations, flowers, and champagne abounded. It was a very special night, and one that we will treasure forever.”
Congrats to you both, and thank you for having me with you on the first day of your marriage!
Event Planning & Design – Louise Thomas, Events Made Special | Venue The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain | Floral Design Avant- Garde | Band The JJs Band | Videographer Black Sheep Filmworks | Hair & Makeup Margarita GoDiva | Gown Vera Wang | Bridesmaids Jenny Yoo Collection | Mother of Bride’s gown Zac Posen | Ceremony & Dinner Music TESORO | DJ Satyr Entertainment | Lounge Rentals Frostings Event Design & Rentals | Paper Studio BDR | Calligraphy Jillian Vandall | Hookah Fumar Cigars | Film Lab The FIND Lab