Jon and Megan were all smiles on their wedding day, and we had so much fun documenting their sweet wedding. The Foothhills Golf Club is a beautiful venue tucked away at the foothills in Tempe, AZ. We loved the outdoor reception area with it’s gorgeous canopy of flowers and twinkle lights. Megan’s WToo gown was gorgeous and she was a vision of beauty as she walked down the aisle. There was not a dry eye as Megan and Jon started to exchange their vows and we loved how easily they laughed and cried through the ceremony. Afterwards, we enjoyed a loved reception and of course, the delicious cake from Honey Moon Sweets. Congrats Megan and Jon!
Venue: Foothills Golf Club
Officiant: Tom Stone
Floral Art: Fred’s Flowers
Wedding Cake: Honey Moon Sweets Bakery
Bridal Gown: WToo
Photography: Melissa Dunstan, Tangled Lilac Photography
It’s always exciting to be in a magazine and we’re beyond thrilled to have so many photos in the 2013 edition of the Arizona Bride Resource Guide! Thanks to our wonderful couples who were willing for us to share their gorgeous weddings and the wonderful vendors we work with that make these weddings so beautiful!
After this weeks snowy start we were blessed with a gorgeous day yesterday! Melissa & I spent our afternoon on the Northern Arizona University campus photographing college senior Kati for her upcoming graduation. She was such a doll and dealt with the mud and melting snow so well. Here are a few of my favorite photos so far, what a great smile!
Samantha and Stephen were married in Aspen, Colorado at The Little Nell’s famous Sun Deck. I can’t imagine a more spectacular setting for a wedding. I remember getting off the gondola and simply just starting at the 180 degree view of the Rocky Mountains. It was spectacular. There is a reason that this mountain range inspired many poets and songwriters. Looking out, I felt so small, and yet, so inspired. I looked over to see Kristen, and she just nodded in agreement. There really are no words, so I hope our photos do it justice.
Samantha got ready at the bottom of the mountain, at The Little Nell resort. Her makeup artist, from Full Circle, had just spend a weekend with Kevin Costner as his personal makeup artist for a documentary he was filming. Being one of his biggest fans, I was happy to hear he was gracious and endearing. The pearls you see were hand selected by Samantha’s dad in Hong Kong, as a gift to Samantha’s mother years ago. I thought it was perfect that Samantha wore them as a way to remember her dear mother. The gown was a beautiful Romona Keveza, light and sweet, and reflected Samantha’s personality perfectly. Anne from Anne’s Alterations did some custom work on the gown, and even made her a custom corset, which was gorgeous!
The wedding on the Sun Deck was perfect! The Rocky Mountains don’t need any decorations at all, so Dana at Glamorous Occasions decided to emphasis the scenery with garden chairs, small hand tied bundles of peonies and stock and a beautiful white runner for the bride to walk upon. The reception at The Aspen Mountain Club was flocked with gorgeous champagne linen and romantic candles. We loved her candle tower and the peony centerpieces, so elegant and refined. At the reception, the bride’s father gave a speech that had us all in tears. To be surrounded by so much love was pretty overwhelming. Thank you Samantha and Stephen for choosing us as your photographers. We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness! ~ Melissa and Kristen
Check out more photos on Facebook!
Event & Floral Design: Glamorous Occasions
Wedding Gown: Romona Keveza
Make Up & Hair: Full Circle
Alterations: Anne’s Alterations
Photography: Melissa Dunstan Photography
Last year we had the pleasure of photographing Angelica & Scott’s beautiful winter wedding at Tlaquepaque in Sedona. When we got the phone call that this adorable couple needed to book a photo session to show off their new addition were elated! We met the Cary family downtown Phoenix and had the best time getting to know little Isabella, what a cutie! Scott is such a proud father and Angelica is an adoring mother. We loved the downtown Phoenix area for this family session. The area has lots of colorful buildings and beautiful little parks. A perfect fit for this sweet families first family portrait! We can’t wait to see Isabella grow! ~Melissa and Kristen
Allison & Tyler, both officers in the US Army, traveled from Georgia and Tennessee to have a very intimate and romantic ceremony at the gorgeous Tlaquepaque chapel. Laura Marolakos from Heart of Sedona Weddings planned the perfect meaningful event for this adorable couple complete with gorgeous flowers from Events by Show Stoppers. We loved the orange and red pallet they chose for her bouquet, it paired so perfectly with the dress blue uniform and the natural environment. Reverend Andrew gave a beautiful and heartfelt ceremony, and we found ourselves tearing up at the very meaning of marriage as they exchanged their vows. Being a military couple has it’s challenges; Allison and Tyler are both stationed at separate Army bases, and they have to travel from Georgia to Tennessee on the weekends and holidays to spend time together. And then, there is always a chance of deployment. In this time of their recent celebration, we hope the military will move them closer together soon. Congrats Allison and Tyler! ~Melissa and Kristen Sedona Wedding Photographers, Tangled Lilac
Wedding Coordinator: Heart of Sedona Weddings
Officiant: Rev. Andrew Murphy
Floral Designer: Show Stoppers
Photography: Melissa Dunstan Photography