It was a case of 'right place, right time' when Chelsey and a friend grabbed the last two seats at a bar in Scottsdale, Arizona, having just moved to the state from their hometown in North Dakota. Sitting next to them were Aaron and his buddy. A blissful courtship later, Aaron proposed (with a little help from the couple's dog, Duncan), and planning began for their vintage-inspired wedding. The amazing BRUSHFIRE PHOTOGRAPHY captured these beautiful images of their day which also featured some stunning florals by one of our faves SARAH'S GARDEN. You can also see this wedding in Issue 9 of MAGNOLIA ROUGE MAGAZINE.
The day was full of handmade, heartfelt touches - many of them DIY-ed by the bride's mother. Antique cameras from Chelsey's collection were used as part of each centrepiece, alongside succulents and mercury glass. Vintage postcards (another of the bride's favourite things) were used as Save the Dates and escort cards. In lieu of a guest book, family and friends were invited to write messages on pieces of linen, which will be used to create a quilt. The wedding motto was 'Best. Day. Ever.' - a sentiment shared by both the couple and their guests as the newlyweds walked back down the aisle in their matching green shoes to the strains of a string quartet playing 'Don't Stop Believing'. And they held on to that feeling all night long, including when Aaron took to the dancefloor with Chelsey's Grandma Grace for a celebratory polka.
Photography BRUSHFIRE PHOTOGRAPHY / Cake LESLEY'S CREATIVE CAKES / Invitations & programs HOW LOVELY PAPER / Florals SARAH'S GARDEN / Venue THE WINDMILL WINERY / Save the date invitations BEYOND DESIGN / Bride's gown ALLURE BRIDALS from LILLIAN AND LOTTIE COUTURE / Hair LEAH BAUER from SALON TRU / Planner KAREN PODRASKY AT THE WINDMILL WINERY / Make-up JANICE BULGER / Jewellery KATE SPADE / Bride's shoes SARAH JESSICA PARKER COLLECTION / Bridesmaids' dresses ALFRED SUNG / Bridesmaids' jewellery THE ENCHANTING OWL /Caterer GOLD STAR CATERING / Band DJ JOEL GIBBS from ELLAGANT ENTERTAINMENT / String quartet EMOTION STRING QUARTET