2017… what a year we had! 34 weddings, 2 non-profit events, 1 graduation party, 1 family reunion, 3 styled shoots, 1 new baby (welcome sweet baby Bennett!) and a business renaming and a full rebranding. If you want to read more about that check out this relaunch post.
Holy heck… what?! It’s not until I typed this all out did I realize what an amazing and busy year we had. With a grateful heart, I’m excited to share a few words and photos to recap 2017.
First and foremost, I want to thank my amazing team. Victoria and Jaycie – thank you for being pillars in our company; for taking care of our clients so well; and for giving up your nights and weekends to watch other people party (hahaha!). I am also so thankful for our event day assistants (McAllister, Elise and Hannah) – you are so appreciated!
Second, thank you to all the creative partners we worked with this past year… several of you I am proud to call friends. I am forever grateful to experience your talents, your giving hearts and your passion for your work.
Here are few highlights from from our “spring” season – January through June, 2017. If you don’t see yourself in below it’s most likely because I don’t have any photos of you… not because I don’t love you.
Jaclyn + Jon at the Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain – my favorite rainy day couple. Their joy and love for one another brought so much light to a somewhat dreary, rainy day.
Annabelle + Bob at the Arizona Inn – need I say more about these two? I think not.
Noella + Christopher at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church and Skyline Country Club – what an amazing wedding day with the most beautiful Greek ceremony and regal reception. And if the look on Christopher’s face doesn’t say “love” than I don’t know what does.
Teresa + Brandon at the JW Marriott Starr Pass – I am so thankful they trusted me with their wedding day plans and vision. They shared the most beautiful vows, danced the sweetest dances and had a pretty killer late night photo session.
Eunice + Brian at the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa – dream clients! So wonderfully, easy to work with and trusted us every step of the way. Their wedding day was beautiful and I loved the small cultural nods we included to honor their families.
Jordan + Michael at Home- whenever I look through their wedding photos I’m taken back to such a beautiful and thoughtful day. Not only did they have have amazing wedding style, but their love for one another was so kind and genuine.
Marissa + Fred at Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort – never have I seen two people loved so well by their people. It was so clear their family and friends truly cherished and loved them.
Selina + Samer at Home – our first Rojas sister of 2017. I will forever be in love with their family property, their beautiful horses and their affection for one another. Their wedding day was definitely one of my favorite of the year.
Audrey + Jesse at the JW Marriott Starr Pass – the most elegant couple, white draped walls, gorgeous floral, a black and white dance floor and a killer band… mic drop.
Lauren + Kaveh at the JW Marriott Starr Pass – it was so special for our team to see them incorporate so much tradition and culture into their wedding day.
Marina + Wayne at Saint Augustine Cathedral and the JW Marriott Starr Pass – talk about a sweet couple! It was a rather warm day in April, but Marina stayed upbeat and joyful the entire day. The Catholic ceremony was beautiful and romantic and an amazing fireworks display topped off the night.
Schirin + Tristan at Tucson Country Club – cutest couple award goes to those two. Schirin was one of my favorite brides ever… her happiness, kindness and fun-loving personality was infectious and it showed through the entire wedding day.
Lindsey + Patrick at Maynard’s Market and Kitchen – Lindsey is a dear friend of mine so it was such an honor to help plan and design her wedding. The love between her and Patrick is so genuine and real and their wedding day was truly a joy for me to experience.
Rebranding Styled Shoot – I worked with a phenomenal team to put together a rebranding shoot for the business. Other than battling 100+ degree heat in June it was an amazing day and everything turned out so perfect.
I can’t wait to share more about our fall 2017… stay tuned!