The day was Sunday, May 19th, 2019. It was a beautiful spring day in Phoenix, Arizona. It was overcast which made the heat of the desert a perfect temperature. The location at Venue at the Grove was breathtaking. Between the two acres of walnut trees, brick paver dancefloor, eucalyptus florals and thousands of string lights, it was a fairytale setting for this outdoor garden wedding.

The day was perfect in every way. The bridal party was able to get all dolled up in an executive suite at the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa with Amanda Victoria Beauty and her wonderful team. After the girls were beautified and the guys had suited up in a room down the hall from, it was time to head to the venue. Venue at the Grove has a bridal suite & a groom’s pad on opposite parts of the property which make it ideal for concealing the first look of the bride and groom until the opportune moment.

Thanks to the expertise and precision of Jessica Q Photography and Something New Media, the first look went off without a hitch. The anticipation was fierce as I stepped up behind reclaimed farm doors and Jeremiah could hear my giggles. As the doors opened and the two spotted each other for the first time the groom was brought to tears seeing his bride in her lacy white dress for the first time.

The ceremony was beguiling with personal touches left and right. We opted to say our own vows and include a hand fasting portion to our ceremony. Hand fasting is traditionally Celtic where three ribbons symbolizing God and the couple are braided together to become one big strand. It was very emotional and filled of love.

The cocktail hour did not disappoint either. Full of his and hers cocktails, yard games and even a beer burro named Diego. It was an inviting atmosphere and not overly crowded with a 100-guest count. The reception began and we decided to surprise our guests with a choreographed dance starting with Yours by Russell Dickerson and speeding into the song The Time (Dirty Bit) by the Black Eyed Peas. The bridal party joined in the dancing and the party took off!

The night continued with dancing of epic proportions and some cake in the face of the groom later on. At the end of the night, we stunned our guests once again by exiting our wedding via a sparkler farewell where we dashed into a 1961 Classic Rolls Royce and drove off into the night.

It was the perfect ending to the most memorable day of our lives.

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