Archive for 'Weddings'
Melissa & I had the pleasure of meeting Al & Krissy last year in Sedona and felt like we instantly connected. They were just in the planning stages of their wedding but had a calm and laid back approach. During our meeting Melissa and I knew we wanted to work with them and get to know them better. Krissy and Al are from Albany, New York but wanted to have a destination wedding that would create a memorable experience not only for them but for the many guests that would travel for their big day. Poco Diablo Resort was the perfect venue for this beautiful couple and definitely wowed their guests with the beautiful golf course, creek and vibrant red rock views. The day and evening was spectacular and Krissy and Al could not have looked more happy!
We asked Krissy and Al to share some special stories about their relationship, their stories are so sweet! Melissa and I wish Krissy, Al and Charlie all the best, it was really wonderful getting to be apart of your wedding day. We look forward to seeing you the next time you make it out to Northern Arizona! ~Kristen
Tell us about a meaningful event in your life together.
There are a lot of meaningful event, however there are 2 events early in our relationship that would shape who we are as a couple today…
One…The day we met… We both work at the same company and we were looking to hire new software consultants. Krissy was recommended through a co-worker and was scheduled to come in for an interview. I agreed to bring her in based on the recommendation. At the interview, I remarked that her resume was horrible and needed work, however, based on the interview itself and the recommendation, Krissy was offered a position and thus started the friendship which led to the marriage.
Two… As part of working together as software consultants, we both spend a lot of time traveling for work. On a trip together to work in southeast Arizona, having a 3-day weekend coming, I asked Krissy if she wanted to road-trip up to the Grand Canyon. She agreed. We took the 3 days and visited Jerome, Sedona and the Grand Canyon. This is a trip where we realized we had a lot in common and had a fun-filled weekend together. This was the reason that 10 years later we decided to get married in Sedona Arizona!
What is or are your favorite place(s) to go together?
We love to travel and have had the pleasure of seeing a lot of beautiful places in our time together. If we had to narrow down our list, there are our favorite places:
1. Sedona, Arizona – This place holds special meaning to us, and the beauty is limitless. This area (including Jerome and Flagstaff) has a lot to do. We own a timeshare in Sedona and will keep going back.
2. Key West, Florida – This has always been one of my favorite places since I first went there in 1994. It has changed a bit, but there is something about a small New England feeling town in the Caribbean. It is a special place that I have brought Krissy. We both love it there.
3. Lake Tahoe / Tahoe City, Nevada – This is a place Krissy fell in love with and took me to. It is a very scenic place, and where we found Krissy’s engagement ring. We will never forget that place.
4. Homer, Alaska – This is a place that is unique and spectacular. The scenery (from the water and glacier views, to the wildlife) and the serenity – this place is truly amazing.
Do you have any funny/interesting stories from your families during your wedding or engagement?
We pride ourselves on having fun and make the most of everything that happens. Life is fun with the right person…
There are 3 funny / interesting things just from the week leading up to and including the wedding:
We met Krissy’s brothers Scott, Dan and Scott’s wife Stefanie in Jerome, Arizona the Tuesday before the wedding. Jerome is known to be one of the most haunted towns in the country. We decided we would stay at the Jerome Grand Hotel, a former hospital which is haunted. At the hotel, Scott asked us to book him the most “active” room for hauntings. So we did. Overnight while trying to sleep, he swears he heard something knocking bamboo sticks together in his room, passing out of his room and then moving down the hall… Who knows?! Jerome is a great town, and every local has their own story to tell. All you have to do is ask.
During the wedding, our officiate Andrew had practiced with Krissy’s dad to go over what he would say when presenting Krissy to me. Her dad was either very excited to hand her off, or paid no attention to Andrew the day before, but he was quick to respond and did not let Andrew finish his question. Not everyone heard it, but we certainly did and laughed. Thank you George!
During the reception, we had just come back from pictures and were waiting to walk in to our cocktail hour, around the corner and out of sight from most everyone. There was a small group of people having a cigarette break where we were. My sister Christine and her husband Mark were the last to head down to where everyone else was, and turned the corner just as Kevin from Pure Entertainment announced Krissy and I. Oops! Krissy and I certainly had a good laugh; we hope Christine and Mark did to.
Venue: Poco Diablo
Officiant: Rev. Andrew Murphy
Wedding Cake & Cupcakes: Gisele’s in Jerome
Floral: Mountain High Florist
Photo Booth: ShutterBooth Arizona
Brides Gown: Demetrios in Macy’s Herald Square NYC
Tuxedos: Sedona Tuxedos
As Arizona wedding photographers, the Grand Canyon is one of the most beautiful and scenic places to get married. Meredith and Miles traveled from New York because they knew the Grand Canyon’s Moran Point would be a perfect spot for their intimate I do’s. This sweet couple invited just their parents to join them on their big day, keeping a secret from the rest of their family and friends until they returned from their honeymoon. After their beautiful ceremony they celebrated with their family at the El Tovar and then backpacked into the canyon to Phantom Ranch for their honeymoon. What an amazing wedding and honeymoon! Meredith was nice enough to share how her and Miles met and some fun stories about their big day!
Tell us about how you met?
Miles and I met at a McDonald’s on the upper east side after a night out with friends. Miles approached my friend and I asking ” hey ladies what’s good here”. He claimed to be a lawyer but my friend and I didn’t believe him telling him we were both lawyers. He then told us that he went to Brooklyn Law School which we replied no we went to Brooklyn Law School. He then started naming professors and we finally were convinced. It turned out that miles and I lived near each other and ended up sharing a cab home to Brooklyn and have been together ever since.
Tell us about your wedding planning and honeymoon:
We had a small wedding at the Grand Canyon with just our parents. No one else knew we were getting married until we got home. It was tough for everyone to keep the secret but thankfully we had only planned the wedding a month prior so everyone was able to hold out. Meredith’s parents and Miles Dad and girlfriend had never met each other prior to the wedding weekend but were like old friends almost immediately.
Our honeymoon was at Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. We hiked to the bottom the morning after our wedding and spend two nights at the bottom of the canyon before hiking back up to the rim. We explored Ribbon Falls and Phantom Canyon while we were down there.
What type of things/hobbies/interests do you both have in common?
Hiking, Biking, Swimming , Travel, Pizza , Roast Beef sandwiches at Brennan and Carr in Brooklyn AND mutual dislike of cruises, we were once left behind by the boat in Bermuda
Love, Love, Love! We adored our 2012 bride and grooms! Melissa and I thank you for choosing us to be invoved in your day, we had such an amazing year. While going through our weddings from 2012 I fell in love with each and everyone all over again. Each event was unique and special, they really reflected the couples individual personalities. Melissa and I go in to each wedding wanting to capture the real essence of the couple and their day. The bride and groom spend so much time picking the perfect location, flowers and photography. We give our clients the ability to look back at their day and their hard work and think, that was the best day of our lives. Take a few minutes to watch the slideshow of our favorite moments from the 2012 wedding season. ~Kristen
Charlotte and Kyle had a sweet intimate wedding on a snowy Saturday at the end of December. The couple was back in their hometown of Flagstaff for the holidays and thought it would be a perfect time to say I do! Their ceremony was attended by immediate family and held at the quaint Chapel of the Holy Dove. Charlotte looked stunning in her lace gown and her red rose bouquet from Mountain High Flowers. The Chapel of the Holy Dove is a unique place, set in a meadow with views of the San Francisco Peaks. The Chapel is one the way to the Grand Canyon so it gets many visitors from all around the world. Most visitors write in the chapels journal but couples that get married there get to write on the chapel walls. Charlotte and Kyle are now among the couples that have had their wedding in this special little chapel. Congratulations Charlotte & Kyle, we will you lots of love and happiness! ~Kristen
Floral: Mountain High Flowers
Photography: Kris Daulton, Associate Photographer, Tangled Lilac
Melissa and I absolutely LOVED this sweet and intimate wedding! Rebecca and Evan traveled with their families from the Chicago area to say their I do’s looking over the magical Grand Canyon. The Wedding Yentas agreed that it was an amazing way to start their life together. Rebecca and Evan kept some Jewish traditions to make the event extra meaningful. Please take a look at the wonderful feature on The Wedding Yentas, A guide for the Jewish Bride!
This mornings feature of Jules and Thomas on Fab You Bliss made us miss New Orleans like crazy! The music, the antiques, and the FOOD, we just fell in love with the entire city! Melissa and I were lucky enough to travel with the couple and photograph their French Quarter wedding at Latobe’s on Royal. Jules and Thomas did a fantastic job of incorporating true New Orleans culture and tradition into their big day. Please take a look at the wonderful feature by Stephanie at Fab You Bliss. ~Kristen