I just love how weddings come in all shapes and sizes. While the singular quality of getting married is consistent with each wedding, the details of what makes up a wedding day are as unique as each couple. This wedding was no exception.
We met this couple last summer over coffee. We sat outside on that warm summer morning and just chit chatted about their wedding - and all that was important to them. We learned about their aesthetic and what their vision was. Their organic style coupled with our love of film and all things candid and emotional about a wedding day was a really great fit.
I love that they chose to have a Super 8 Wedding Film document their day.
The couple lives in central Phoenix and incorporated some very quintessential Arizona landmarks into their day. Their wedding day this past October began in a suite at the Arizona Biltmore. From the moment I walked into the room and began filming, I couldn't help but feel the emotion and thoughtfulness that filled every detail. The bride is one very loved daughter and she has two of the most incredible parents I have had the pleasure of meeting. The sincerity, the heartfelt interactions, the exchanges of handwritten notes and sweet gifts, the tears, the significant wedding day tattoo reveal - all combined to make this one of the more emotional getting ready part of a wedding day that I have experienced.
I couldn't help but cry myself a few times. It is so easy to put yourself in these moments - to relate to the magnitude of a wedding day and all that it represents. To know that you have found that one person that is your best friend and means everything in the world to you. To know how much my own parents and sister means to me. How important my grandparents were to me. I understood just how much this family meant to each other and what I liked most is just how real this all was for them.
From the Arizona Biltmore we were off to the Old Mission Church (Our Lady of Perpetual Help) in Scottsdale. This church screams early Arizona. I love its simplicity and history. After a beautiful wedding ceremony performed in Hungarian by the bride's family priest from Canada, the bridal party made its way to the Scottsdale Mall for some photos. It was such a beautiful day.
From the wedding formals we made our way to the reception site: The House Brasserie Scottsdale. This place is so perfect for a smaller more intimate affair. There were still close to 100 people but The House has the charm to welcome everyone in a non traditional venue kind of way. This is our second wedding reception at this great little gem in Old Town and I have to say just how enjoyed it was by all. There were so many adorable little details as well, from monogrammed hankies, the lock wall (with message) like I have seen on the bridge behind Notre Dame in Paris, candy station, photo booth, custom messaged bags at each place setting, beautiful flowers. Just a feast for the senses. Nothing was overlooked.
Thank you E + T for including us on your this part of your journey together. You are two very special people.