Monday, February 27, 2017

Romantic Desert Botanical Garden Wedding || Alicia + Jeff || Phoenix Wedding Photographer

A week before Jeff and Alicia's wedding I got to go on a walk through of their wedding venue with them! It wasn't just a normal venue walk though though! It was through the Desert Botanical Gardens --which is absolutely gorgeous by the way, (If you're not a fan of the desert, go there, and it will change your mind completely!) and it was pouring rain the whole time! But it was such a fun adventure and I felt like I completely lucked out getting to have it with these two love birds and to spend a little extra time with them!

From the moment I walked into Alicia's getting ready suite, I knew that the day was going to be absolutely amazing! The room was gorgeous, beautiful dresses were hanging here and there, and she was completely surrounded by her ladies! And let me tell you, she is one loved lady! She had so many gorgeous girlfriends there to help her get ready for the biggest day of her life!

There are always a few moments of the wedding day that are my favorite, but this time it wasn't just a moment, it was every second I had with Alicia and Jeff. Just watching them interact with each other and the looks they gave each other! You could tell that this day was so special to them and that they were just so happy. And they made the day just so much fun! I think we were laughing almost the entire day, with their bridal party, these two,  and their family! It was such an amazing time!

My second favorite moment was when Alicia's dad talked about the boogie man in Arizona. :) Pretty sure you would have had to have been there to get that, haha :) But I loved how he talked about Jeff. I'm sure it's so hard for a dad to let go of his little girl. ( I have a two year old daughter and I'm already feeling nervous for that day, haha). But Alicia's dad just raved about Jeff and how grateful he was for him. Such a powerful and sweet moment.

And oh goodness, one more favorite part! Their families were just so much fun and so joyful! Usually family formals are everyone's least favorite part of the day! This crew just made a party of it, and I loved every second!

Ah! I really could go on and on about every part of the day! I'll just try to let the pictures speak for themselves! Goodness knows you are all ready for me to stop blabbing! :)

Congratulations Alicia and Jeff! I had such an incredible time! You two are so wonderful and I am so, so, so happy for you! Thanks for such a wonderful day and for taking such good care of me and my crew!

  I loved Alicia's robe!!

 These flower girls were soooooo precious!! I loved the details that Alicia put into everything! That heart on the back of their dresses was such a beautiful touch!

Isn't this the sweetest first look!?

 Okay, these bridesmaids had my giddy! How gorgeous are they?! And look at those dresses! I loved the subtle differences in their dress straps! Again, such a fun touch of style!

 The bridesmaid's flowers had a succulent in them! I was in photographer heaven all day!

 Isn't this arbor gorgeous?! Laki Events built it for this wedding! I love how simple yet so elegant it looks!

 Oh, these flower girls! I could write a whole blogpost just about them!

 The sweetest daddy/daughter moment ever!

 Alicia's ceremony was held at the outdoor amphitheater at the Desert Botanical Gardens. I was nervous about it at first, but just look at how beautiful it turned out! I absolutely loved it!

 I think it was at this point in the day when I asked if I could take them home with me, haha ;) They were so darling!

 Have I ever told you how much I love greenery?! I just love the touch of natural beauty it adds!

Such a beautiful beyond measure day!! Congratulations again Mr. and mrs. Schafer!!



Venue: Desert Botanical Gardens
Wedding Planner/Event Coordinator: Laki Events and Design
Dress Designer: Lillian Lottie
Videographer: Mandy Woodman Films
Second Photographer: Nicole Burrup (Shots of Groom/Groomsmen/Groom's details)
Bridesmaid's dresses: David's Bridal
Groom and Groomsmen attire: Men's Warehouse


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