They pulled us onto the dance floor. Hand in hand, they brought us into their most inner circle. Literally. While their friends and family surrounded us on the dance floor, the Greek music vibrated through the beautiful El Chorro room, designed by Outstanding Occasions and Petal Pusher, bouncing off the crimson florals adorning the exquisite tables and the delicate succulents hanging from the ceiling. The room roared with laughter and the love was tangible. As napkins were twirled and money was thrown, they insisted we put our cameras down, grabbed our hands and made us feel like part of their family. We shouted “Opa!” with them on the dance floor and waved the Greek flag in the photo booth with pride. And as we got in the car that night, we just felt thankful. So, so thankful. Because it is truly an honor and a privilege to get to serve people like Katie and Evan.

Katie and Evan made us feel like part of their family from the moment we arrived. They are the kind of people who make us want to pinch ourselves. They’re the people who make this job a total DREAM. They are so fun, so thoughtful, so warm and so kind. We were blown away to see that on a day that was supposed to be all about them, they spent all their time and energy putting other people first. Effortlessly. You could tell it was just natural. It’s just who they are.

Katie had a gift waiting for US in the bridal suite on HER wedding day. She hugged us with the biggest smile and asked us all day if we were having as much fun as her. We laughed all through their portraits, and when it came time for the reception, Katie snuck us the most valuable bites of El Chorro’s sticky buns right off her own table. During dinner, Evan himself came outside to the table where we were eating just to see if we needed anything. When they took the microphone to thank their family and friends after toasts, they thanked us and their entire vendor team with so much warmth and sincerity that we had to work hard just to hold it together! From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we were just in awe of how warm and loving these two are.

Katie and Evan, we just love you two. Thank you for welcoming us into your family for the day. We’re so excited for you to see all your photos, but we thought we’d start with just a few of our many favorites! We can’t tell you enough how much we loved being a part of this amazing day.

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the creative team

wedding design: Danielle Goettl • Outstanding Occasions

venue: Assumption Greek Orthodox Church and El Chorro

floral design: petal pusher

ceremony musicians: sweet water strings • dessert: paula jacqueline • dj: desert house productions • hair: jordan mcclane beauty design • linens: la tavola • makeup: michael franco • photo booth: hip booth  • rentals: fancy lou designs • stationery: minted

4 comments
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    Cassie

    These pictures are just as incredible as Katie & Evan! ❤️❤️❤️

    Amy & Jordan

    Aw!! Thank you!!

    Ashley Ziegler

    Ugh the colors in this wedding... I am loving all of the shades of pink!!!

    Amy & Jordan

    Aw! Thanks, Ashley!