Arizona Real Weddings
Mikayla and Eric
Venue: Ocotillo Golf Resort
Officiant: Family friend, who also married my parents
Photographer: Casey Graham - I Do Photography
Videographer: Karen & Beau Leslie - eMotion Cinematography
Florist: Wendell Design Group Florist
Wedding Gown: Wedding Belles Bridal Boutique
Tuxedos: Men's Warehouse
Bridesmaids Gowns: David's Bridal
Caterer: Bernard's at Ocotillo
Wedding Cake: Robert's Catering
Invitations: Jeannie - Design Your Wish
DJ: Chad - All American DJ
Hair stylist: Myself
Professional makeup: Gina Schroeder Creations - Makeup Artist
Anyone else not mentioned: Vintners Circle (made/bottled our own wine for guest gifts); AZ Party Booth (Photobooth)
Honeymoon: Grand Cayman
How did you two meet or how did he propose?:
We met at the Scottsdale Oktoberfest playing cornhole - he picked me as his partner and we dominated from that day on.
Were you happy with the venue?:
Absolutely loved my venue; it was exactly what I wanted!
Describe the theme or color scheme of your wedding, and what you chose for your table setting at the reception:
Color scheme was Sage Green (Shantung fabric made this much more vibrant than what you initially think when you think sage), navy blue, ivory, and silver accents. I was going for classic simple elegance. Our table settings were a 3 piece floating candle votive with roses submersed in the water.
What piece of advice would you give other brides planning their big day?:
Hire a wedding coordinator - even with myself and my retired mom there are moments that the experts would be helpful and put your mind at ease. Also I personally look back and know my mom did so much that day that I wish she would have been able to sit back and enjoy it more.