Happy Tuesday, friends!
We’re SO excited to be back in the swing of things and sharing this romantic Four Seasons Scottsdale wedding with you today! We met Michele and Jonathan this summer when we photographed their cliffside, oceanside engagement session in Ranchos Palos Verdes, California — one of our all-time favorites! We spent time in the car together driving from location to location, learning about Platinum Minx, Michele’s jewelry business, and their horse-sized Great Dane with the sweetest disposition (Moose) for whom the signature cocktail at the wedding (The Moscow Moose) was named! Is that adorable, by the way, or what?! Our only regret is that Moose wasn’t able to make the trip out to Arizona from California. He would’ve looked SO cute in a tuxedo!
When it came time for the wedding, what struck us most about the day wasn’t the flowers or the fireworks or the beer burro or even the impeccable design by our dear friend Whitney at Some Like It Classic. Although it was all gorgeous, it wasn’t any of that. Instead, it was the pure, in-the-moment look of happiness on Jonathan’s face the first time he saw Michele, and how calm and comfortable she was in his arms. They are just made for each other.
And as an extra bonus for us, these two also know how to turn. it. on. for. the. camera. Which was just so fun! But the quiet moments they shared in-between the moments is what really got us. That, combined with the wide open hearts their family and friends had for them all day and into the night, made for an unforgettable event that we won’t soon forget.
Michele and Jonathan, it seems like Ranchos Palos Verdes is a distant memory, doesn’t it? We still remember the first time we stepped foot in your home and the warmth, kindness, and hospitality you showed us — and Moose, too! Being there at your side on the most important day of your life was an honor and a pleasure. Thank you, from the bottom of our heart, for trusting us with your most precious memories. It rained just enough on your wedding day for good luck, but didn’t spoil the fun! Instead, we got magical light (the kind you know we love!) that put an exclamation point on what was already destined to be a perfect day, because you two were in it. We love you both tons and tons and can’t wait for out next trip out to Los Angeles to see your new place! We hope you love these highlights as much as we do! So, without further adieu, here’s a look at some of our favorite moments from your wedding day through our eyes.
Band: Instant Classics
Beer Burro: Walking M Farms
Bride’s Dress: Eve of Milady
Bride’s Shoes: Caparro
Bridesmaids Accessories: Platinum Minx Earrings
Bridesmaids Dresses: Monique Lhuiller
Calligraphy: Melissa Kratler of The Pretty Paperie
Catering: The Four Seasons
Ceremony Location: The Four Seasons
Ceremony Music: Simply Three
DJ: Mike Porter from Got You Covered
Draping: Quest Drape
Fireworks: Fireworks Production of AZ
Getting Ready Location: The Four Seasons
Groomsmen Suits: Friar Tux
Groom’s Suit: Friar Tux
Hair Stylist: Rebecca DeRosso
Ice Sculpture: Armitage Ice
Invitations: Celebrations in Paper
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linens
Makeup Artist: Ashley Doran
Mirror: Glamour & Woods
Music – After Party: Got You Covered
Officiant: Rich Stoffan
Photographers: Amy & Jordan
Photo Booth: The Live Photo Booth
Reception Location: The Four Seasons
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Transportation: Greg Transportation Services
Videographer: eMotion Cinematography
the GEAR USED for this WEDDING…