A wedding you ask? In Arizona? In Spring? SIGN ME UP!!
Alison and I are sorority sister's from college, and when she asked me to photograph her wedding I could not have been more excited! Based off our previous experiences together, I knew this one was going to be a blast, no questions asked. Not to mention she picked the best time of year, a gorgeous venue, and the weather could not have been more perfect.
Alison and Billy met unsuspectingly when Billy moved in next door to Alison after moving to Arizona from New Jersey. Shortly after, they started dating. They soon found out that they were a perfect match for each other, and Billy proposed to Alison while on a family vacation in California. When I say that Billy and Alison are a perfect match for each other, I really mean it. The way they look at each other, interact together, and love each other through every late work night or Saturday bar crawl is just absolutely heart warming. I could not imagine a better pair!
The day was a busy one with 3 different locations: the hotel to get ready, a lovely ceremony at St. Marie Goretti Roman Catholic Church, and a party-filled reception at the Wedgewood Weddings Lindsay Grove. Surrounded by their closest friends and families, Alison and Billy said "I do" to each other forever. They proceeded to party on, dancing into the evening in celebration. These two and their guests had me laughing and smiling behind the camera at every turn, even the father daughter dance (which usually brings me to tears immediately!!).
I even got to get in on the action when it was time to do Kappa Kappa Gamma's traditional "Oh Pat!" tribute to Alison. "Oh Pat!" is a song reserved for special occasions when someone deserves to be recognized, and every Kappa dreams of it happening at her wedding! It was great to relive those college days for a second, and celebrate the gorgeous bride on her special day.
I'm so grateful to have been there to capture their love, and that they were able to get married and enjoy their honeymoon in Fiji before a worldwide pandemic struck home. I will always remember this day and these two with a huge smile.
This day would not have been possible without all of the amazing vendors:
Photography | Carly Monson Photography | www.carlymonsonphotography.com
Video | Altitude Weddings | www.altitudeweddings.com
Hair & Makeup | Beauty By Emily | www.instagram.com/beautybyemily_az
Dress | Schaffer's Bridal Scottsdale | www.schaffers.com
Rings | Saunders Jewelry | www.saundersjewelry.com
Florals | In Bloom by Shelli Walker | www.communityfloristaz.com
Ceremony Venue | St. Marie Goretti Roman Catholic Church
Reception Venue | Wedgewood Weddings Lindsay Grove | www.wedgewoodweddings.com
DJ | Direct Sounds Events | directsoundsevents.com
Cake | Piece of Cake AZ | pieceofcakeaz.com
Bridesmaid Dresses | AZAZIE | www.azazie.com
Groomsmen Attire | Men's Warehouse | www.menswarehouse.com
Limo | AZ Limo | www.azlimo.com