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Tucson Arizona Wedding – Hacienda Del Sol – Styled Wedding Photoshoot

A Dream Come True – The Essence of Wedding Elegance at Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort

Styled by Rackel Gehlsen Weddings & Events

COLOR PALETTE:  Black, shades of white & ivory, and gold

We love a well styled wedding shoot and we are sure you will love this one! Styled shoots provide so much inspiration for any engaged couple, this one in particular is perfect for that couple planning their Tucson Arizona Wedding! Follow along for an in depth look into the creative “behind the scenes” of this romantic shoot! Rackel Gehlsen herself has given us an insiders look into the thoughts and the making of a gorgeous shoot! Thanks Rackel!


This wedding shoot was designed to create the absolute most romantic and opulent wedding experience! Rackel chose the models exclusively to portray the essence of love and romance between a bride and groom on their wedding day!  She also personally chose each piece from Glamour and Woods to perfectly enhance the true beauty and charm of Hacienda del Sol. 


What a stunning scene – Tucson Arizona Wedding

Shades of white floral framed in black vessels surrounded the gorgeous bell tower in the Inner Courtyard for the wedding ceremony.  A mixture of chairs add the charm of Napa wood to enhance the Old World feel of the setting.


Regal, yet soft & Feminine

For the second ceremony scene, she selected silver cross back chairs from Glamour & Woods, and Alexis Grace Floral created a half moon arch encrusted with a variety of floral.  This look was regal, yet soft & feminine, and timeless. The Outer Courtyard is absolutely magical at sunset, and a perfect setting for ceremonies or cocktail hour.


Bright and Bold yet Dreamy

Rackel’s favorite color to add to black and white is a rich mustard gold!  It is bold yet dreamy and gives a modern touch.  This is especially perfect for a sophisticated bride.  She added this to both the lounge furniture and reception table linen.



Show Stopper- Tucson Arizona Wedding

Let’s talk about the table scape… A rich velvet gold linen by BBJ Linen, black Leopold Oval Back Chairs, and an abundant amount of taper candles surrounded the white floral runner.  Alexis Grace didn’t hold back, especially on the orchids!  This head table is a show stopper!


Cakes, cakes, and more cakes! Pastry Chef extraordinaire Shelley created a see-through cake, and multiple creations that were all one of a kind.  What could be better than an exclusive piece of edible artwork for your wedding!


After Party-

The Casa Luna Ballroom is ideal for your After Party.  Who wants to end this fabulous event?  You can dine al fresco and then easily continue the party for hours in the Casa Luna Ballroom. Endless Décor draped the entire ballroom with ivory and added lounge furniture to create a nightclub environment.  Alexis Grace enhanced the ballroom with candles, lanterns, and floral.  Here, you can have your cake and eat it too!


And for the final touch…Coco & Phoenix!  Who doesn’t want to treat their guests with a margarita donkey?  These gentle and adorable snuggly miniature donkeys are everything!  Not only are they functional, they also act as a live prop.  It’s fun, creative, and totally a Tucson Arizona Wedding!


A quick background on our goregeous Venue!

Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort – Tuscon Arizona Wedding

Hacienda Del Sol offers lush, sun-kissed gardens surrounded by spectacular mountain vistas creating an unparalleled setting for couples to begin their journey together. Nestled at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountain Range, this elegant desert retreat features outdoor and indoor settings with breathtaking backdrops for both ceremony and reception. Originally a ranch school for girls in the 1930’s, Hacienda Del Sol boasts a rich and unique history while providing all the modern-day amenities you could ask for. With a passionate culinary team, an 800-label wine list and award-winning service, every detail of the couple’s special day is perfected for the perfect Tucson Arizona Wedding!



  • VENUE: Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
  • PHOTOGRAPHY: Steph Wahlig
  • VIDEO:  Love Story Films
  • EVENT DESIGNER & PLANNER: Rackel Gehlsen Weddings & Events
  • GOWN DESIGNER & STYLE: Essex of Australia
  • MENS WEAR: Celebrity Tux & Tails
  • PAPER: Brie Dumais Designs
  • FLORALS: Alexis Grace Florals
  • WEDDING CAKE: Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
  • JEWELRY: Grace & Style
  • HAIR: The Powder Room
  • MAKEUP: The Powder Room
  • RENTALS: Glamour & Woods, Endless Décor, BBJ Linen
  • OTHER: Dinky Donkey Adventures
  • Models- Shelia Vossough & Terrol Wilson
  • Lighting & DJ:  Raza Entertainment

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