Happy Wednesday friends! We can’t believe it’s already the end of the 2016 wedding season… but it is! Today we’re sharing our very last wedding of this year, and it makes us feel so thankful when we reflect back on all the amazing couples we’ve had the privilege of serving this year. We’re equally excited because it means we get a nice little break of a few WEEKS (which is a big deal for us!) to really soak in the holiday season. For most of the country, wedding season ends around October and doesn’t start again until April, but since we’re smack dab in the middle of the desert, our season runs from September all the way through May, which means we’re picking up right where we left off in January. You just can’t beat the weather here this time of year, and Shannon and Bret’s day (which was 65 degrees and sunny!) was the perfect example of why we think it’s one of the best times of year to get married here!

Last weekend’s wedding at The Royal Palms in Phoenix, Arizona was the perfect way to say goodbye to 2016 because Shannon and Bret were both so chill. Do you remember the show that used to be on Lifetime or Bravo or TLC (we can’t remember which, but you know, one of those channels) about “bridezillas?” Shannon was the total OPPOSITE. She was so cool and laid back throughout the entire planning process and her wedding day, that when we arrived during hair and makeup we learned that her bridesmaids had nicknamed her not “bridezilla” but “Bride- CHILLA.” We seriously love that. And we couldn’t agree more!! It was such a smooth, sweet day.

Shannon and Bret, thank you for inviting us into your life and trusting us with this big moment in your lives. From your love story at work, to your birthday trip to Paris, we loved learning every bit of your story and getting to know who you two are. Not just as individuals, but as a couple. As we listened to your family and friends describe what a perfect match you are for each other, we couldn’t have agreed more. Even though we can’t come put a physical present under your tree, instead, we thought we’d leave this little gift here for you to enjoy! We can’t wait for you to see them all! Merry Christmas!!

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