Happy Wednesday, friends! We’re so excited to share the first of three weddings we shot during our first triple-header weekend ever! (More on that in a future blog post, but suffice it to say that, given the chance to shoot a wedding every weekend or shoot three in one weekend once per month, we’d take the latter every single time! We really liked getting in a groove — or “battle mode” as we called it around here — and staying in that groove for three days in a row). Anyways, back to the reason you’re here: to see Alyssa and Spencer’s gorgeous wedding at Soho 63 in Chandler, Arizona. If you’ve been following our blog for the past year, then you definitely remember their engagement session. It was the one with the yellow bike. What you may not remember, if you went straight to the pictures, is the adorable story of how they met. It’s a modern-day version of Cinderella at the well, a chance meeting of two strangers that shouldn’t have been and couldn’t have been. Unless, of course, it was destined to be.

Here’s the story:

She was in Tennessee. He was in Indiana. She’d never seen him before and he’d never met her. One night, she posted on Instagram. He was in the app, too. It was a hashtag for a band they both loved. A small one. Small enough and with the right timing that when she added the pound sign and band’s name to the end of her caption, it popped up. On his screen. It was Twenty-First Century love. At first sight. Or hashtag, you might say.

“Which led to a string of comments that would eventually turn into commitment, and a series of likes would ultimately turn into love.”

He followed her on Instagram. Liked a few photos here and there. “Ones where she wouldn’t think I was creepy,” he later confessed. One day, he even commented. And she commented back. Which led to a string of comments that would eventually turn into commitment, and a series of likes would ultimately turn into love. Months later, she invited him to Nashville. 
To Starbucks. For their first face-to-face meeting. So, he drove four hours one morning for a coffee meet-up that turned into an all-day date. Red cups in hand, they talked, talked, and talked some more — and in that moment they both had strong suspicions that this wasn’t Internet chance or happenstance: it was destiny, a divine appointment. It was love.

Alyssa and Spencer, what can we say? From the moment we sat down over that warm cup of coffee, we felt so connected to you and your story — and felt so honored when you chose us to document this part of it. Thank you, from the bottom of our heart, for trusting us with that responsibility. We loved the way you collaborated with ROAR EventsSassy Soirees and Sarah’s Garden to paint a blank canvas so beautifully. The decor was lovely, just like you, modern timelessness at its best. Thank you, too, to your families, for making us feel like honorary members all day — and a special thank you for the dinner menu. Holy. Moly. We could eat brisket tacos all. day. long. Then Spencer would really need to step up his personal training skills to get us back in shape!

We love you, guys, and are so excited to share this little sneak peek with you. Enjoy!

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the creative team

event design: Caryl • ROAR Events

event coordinator: Shannon • Sassy Soirees

venue: soho63

backdrop: tremaine ranch • bride’s gown: uptown bridal • bride’s ring: Walt’s jewelers • bride’s shoes: Michael Kors • bridesmaids’ dresses: uptown bridal • cake: ruze cake house • catering: joe’s real bbq • dj: apollo productions • floral design: sarah’s garden style • groom’s ring: larson jewelers • groom’s suit/tuxedo: nick’s menswear • groomsmens’ tuxedos/suits: nick’s menswear • Hair stylist: Leanne Lavella • invitations: minted • linens: la tavola • Makeup: Court Montes • Officiant: Ben Bost • Paper products: Alyssa Peelen – Tenn Letters and Petite Party Studio • photography: amy & jordan • rentals: classic party rentals • videography: something new media

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

13 comments
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    Uptown Bridal

    This couple... This day... These photos... Are incredible! Each one is dream-like and perfect! Congrats Alyssa & Spencer and amazing work to the talented wedding team!!!

    Meredith Sledge

    HOLY GOODNESS! Amy & Jordan, your work BLOWS ME AWAY!! This wedding in particular I adore!! How classically everything is captured and styled is so inspiring!

    Amy & Jordan

    Thank you so much!! Hugs!!

    Elizabeth

    What a dream!!

    Amy & Jordan

    Right?! So gorgeous!!

    Denise Karis

    DANG! That's some pretty.

    Amy & Jordan

    Thank you so much! The planners did a great job!

    Misty

    Love all the color! What a beautiful bride!

    Amy & Jordan

    Thank you so much!

    Callie Lindsey

    In LOVE with this wedding and your amazing work!!!

    Amy & Jordan

    Thank you so much!

    Katie Miller

    Hi! I am getting married in June and this beautiful wedding is my inspiration! I love the color of the bridesmaids dresses. Could you send me the exact color and name if he dress? Thank you!!
    Blessings,
    Katie Miller

    Amy & Jordan

    Hi Katie!! Thanks so much for reaching out!! Unfortunately, we don't have the dress color or name! So sorry!