Destination Scottsdale Wedding
Rachel and Max went into the planning process with one goal in mind: create an intimate time with friends and family that would be cherished forever. Luckily, the duo was able to recruit the help of Rachel’s father, who quickly became their number one cheerleader and someone to help smooth out details. Since the couple did most of their planning from afar, their wedding planner, Jennifer with Imoni Events, was the boots on the ground and turned their vision of Arcadian elegance into reality.
On the day of the wedding, everything came together seamlessly. Vendors delivered a special scene with greenery and succulents everywhere, along with lanterns, candles and copper accents. “[The ceremony began] right as the sun was setting, which lit up the mountains in a way that stunned everyone,” the bride reminisces. “Although there were 170 people watching us, it felt intimate and more special than I could have imagined.”
The two were able to maximize their desert destination wedding experience by kicking off Friday with a fiesta-themed welcome reception, giving guests full access to a hospitality suite and providing a hangout space stocked with food and drinks. They also held a Sunday brunch at a nearby restaurant before everyone left. “Just take it all in,” advise the newlyweds, “As everyone says, it goes by in the blink of an eye. So, every now and then, take a step back and appreciate the little, special and surprising moments.”
This article first appeared in Destination I Do’s Fall/Winter 2018 issue. You can order a copy here.
Vendors: Photographer: Amy & Jordan Photography, Wedding Designer & Planner: Jennifer with Imoni Events, Ceremony/Reception Site: The Silverleaf Club, Florist: Sarah’s Garden Wedding Floral & Styling, Stationery: Idieh Design, Bride’s Gown Designer: Jenny Yoo, Groom’s Clothing Designer: Hugo Boss, Bridesmaids’ Clothing Designer: Alfred Sung for Dessy, Groomsmen’s Clothing Designer: Mr. Formal Rental, Cake: A Bakeshop, Band: The Instant Classics, Custom Moscow Mule Mugs: Copper Mug Co., Makeup: Courtney Montes, Hair: Hair by Emily Hughes, Accommodations/Welcome Reception/Hospitality Suite/Sunday Brunch: The Omni Montelucia Resort & Spa, Furniture: Glamour and Woods