Several months ago, we had the privilege of photographing an intimate wedding in Phoenix. A private home with gorgeous views was the ceremony locale. The bride was stunning in a champagne colored dress. The backdrop was the Phoenix skyline. Their super friendly dogs and their closest friends were the guests. The reception was at El Chorro Lodge in Paradise Valley. All the details combined for a picture perfect wedding for a perfectly lovely couple.
Today, the Arizona Republic featured the wedding on their website: AZ Central Wedding Spotlight.
PS. Keith and I just love El Chorro. Before we ever had the honor of photographing at the beautifully renovated El Chorro, we had stopped in for a drink after a family portrait session at The Sanctuary. We lived just down the street and had driven by the lodge before its renovation twice daily driving our children back and forth to school. (I remember reading an article in the Arizona Republic that described the Lodge's renovation project - it would be brought back to its original splendor. I just love it when historical spots are fixed rather than torn down.) Wow, did they do a great job.
Sitting in one of the outdoor areas, with a slight breeze and warm sunshine, makes me feel like I am on vacation, not just a mile from home. El Chorro is now a sanctuary in the middle of Lincoln Road, a perfect spot to have a drink, dinner, event or wedding. The lawn has Camelback Mountain as its backdrop, a stunning spot for a wedding ceremony. Lots of outdoor space for cocktail parties, al fresco destination dining, rehearsal dinners and large or small wedding receptions.
We get asked all the time, if we were going to get married in Arizona, where would it be? Wow, there are so many great options. But I have to honestly say, El Chorro is at the top of my list! It was a pleasure to photograph Heidi and Brent's wedding in such a serene locale.