The first time we met with Kelly and Nate, we got really excited. For a lot of reasons. First, Kelly told us about her vision for a blush Omni Montelucia wedding in Paradise Valley, Arizona — one of our favorite color palettes at one of our favorite wedding venues. Second, we found out that their wedding planner was Samantha from Imoni Events, which upped their cool factor in our eyes for good, because Samantha is one of our all-time favorites. Third, Jordan got really excited (specifically), because he and Nate shared a common childhood passion that they’ve continued into adulthood: a love for the Dallas Cowboys. Incidentally, as we found out at the reception during one of the most epic best man toasts in the history of weddings, Nate and Jordan also spent their childhoods getting into mischief with their brothers. We’ll save those stories for another blog post. Or maybe never. Boys will be boys, right?

Truly, though, this was the third wedding of our first triple-header weekend, and we couldn’t have asked for a more incredible couple for the grand finale. Kelly and Nate, you love cats. That was our first clue that you were awesome. But, after walking through this wedding planning process together over the past year, we’ve gotten to know you so much more — and we’re honored to call you friends. You’re both so kind and generous, and madly in love with each other. Watching Nate tear up get bugs in his eyes during the first look was one of the sweetest moments of the day. It was like everything that you are as individuals collided with everything you are together in one ethereal moment. Thank you for trusting us to be the ones to capture it. We wouldn’t have rather been anywhere else in the whole wide world. Speaking of Planet Earth, we know that you’re on a remote island somewhere in the South Pacific, but we hope you get WiFi long enough to check out these highlights from your big day. We love you both. To Bali and back.

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For photographers who are interested or need a recommendation, here’s a link to the gear we use to shoot every single wedding.

the creative team

event design: samantha glascock • imoni events 

venue coordinator: lauren ryan • omni scottsdale resort & spa at montelucia 

dj: desert house productions • Bride’s gown: Lillian Lottie • Bride’s shoes: Badly Mischka • Bridesmaids’ dresses: Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaid • Cake: La Dolce Pesca – Paula Jacqueline • floral design: blume floral • groom’s tuxedo/suit: nick’s menswear • groomsmens’ tuxedos/suits: nick’s menswear • hair: emily hughes • invitations: minted • linens: southwick linens • makeup: linda wagner • Officiant: Father Jim Hushek • paper products: celebrations in paper • photo booth: the hip booth • rentals: classic party rentalsus to u rentals • Videographer: Something New Media • Beer Donkey: Haul N Ass Production • Ceremony music: String Serenade

OUR GEAR: CANON 5D MARK III • CANON 50 1.2 • CANON 85 1.2 • CANON 70-200 2.8 • CANON 100 2.8 • CANON 24-70 2.8 • CANON SPEEDLITE 600 EX-RT • ENTIRE GEAR LIST

6 comments
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    Nate

    How bout dem Cowboys! Fantastic photos. Darn bugs!

    Amy & Jordan

    Haha! Yes!

    Lisa Villella

    I love the donkey shots and that cake!
    Wow!

    Amy & Jordan

    Isn't the donkey awesome?!

    Lindsay

    Beautiful photos for a beautiful Arizona wedding! Do you happen to know where the bride's and bridesmaids' getting ready robes are from?!

    Amy & Jordan

    I'm sorry! We don't know!