Quick Submission 2022-03-23

Q1: Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a
specific theme, style or color palette? Did you incorporate any cultural or religious traditions in
any part of your day? Romantic Summer Garden wedding was the theme we were going for. We wanted our wedding
to be beautiful, romantic and elegant, but also relaxed and fun – we wanted our guests to be
comfortable and feel at home. We stuck to a lot of whites, blues and neutrals throughout the
wedding. My Uncle Scott, who was the minister at my parents wedding 30 years ago, also officiated our
wedding. Q2: Let’s talk wedding decor. How did you decorate your space for the ceremony and the
reception? Was any part of the decor DIY? For ceremony we chose the more intimate ceremony space at El Chorro, to make it seem more
like the garden feel we wanted. We chose white wooden chairs paired with the greenery and
floral archway and accented with white parasols and handheld fans to help with the Arizona
heat. In cocktail hour we decorated with a customized blue seating chart, blue accents on the gift and
sign in table, and a white bar to match the white linens. In the reception space we decorated with a beautiful custom dance floor wrap to match the bar
and our invitations. We had different shades of blue on the linens and stationery on the tables,
accented with white stone plates and gold flatware. The dance floor was a last minute decision,
and I am so glad we added it because it was so, special. Q3: What were the florals like in your wedding? Did you use flowers in any of your design
elements like the bridal bouquets, centerpieces or ceremony backdrop? Did they play an
important part in the overall style of your wedding? The florals were one of the pieces of the wedding I was most looking forward to and what many
of our decisions were made around. We had flowers and greenery in almost every aspect of the
wedding. For ceremony we had a beautiful greenery and floral arch as our backdrop, with floral
arrangements placed at the beginning of the aisle that was covered in white rose petals. In cocktail hour we had some flower arrangements on the gift table and bar, as well as two
larger floral pieces in front of the champagne tower. In the reception space we had beautiful romantic floral centerpieces, with floral at the
sweetheart table, as well as some greenery and floral hanging from chandeliers above the
dance floor. My bouquet, along with the bridesmaid’s bouquets matched the rest of flowers of the wedding
and were predominately white and green. Q4: Did you personalize the day in any way (food trucks, guest entertainment etc.)? What were
some of your favorite parts of your wedding? We personalized our day with a glam photo booth for our guests, as well as grilled cheese
sandwiches and tater tots for a late-night snack. Q5: Let’s talk fashion. How did you both choose your wedding day look? Describe the looks in
detail. Based on my personality and pageant history, everyone expected me in the big, elaborate,
sparkly dress. I opted for classic and simple because I wanted the whole day, including our
attire, to truly be timeless. I wore a simple Carolina Herrera gown with buttons all down the
back, with a little bit of sparkle added on the most amazing Mira Zwillinger veil. Kyle wore a
custom blue suit with a blue floral tie, and a dress shirt adorned with his initials on the sleeves. To accessorize we also kept it very simple, I wore pear shaped earrings, with Kyle’s late
grandmothers ring that she gifted to me for my college graduation. Q6: How did you meet? Tell us about the proposal. Kyle and I met in middle school, in English class. We sat next to each other in History class and
developed a friendship. We started dating the summer going into our sophomore year of High
School. Our wedding day actually ended up being one day shy of exactly 10 years since our first
kiss. Our original wedding date, June 20, 2020 would have been 9 years to the day. We had been together for so long, so we talked about getting engaged a lot. Since our family is
so important to us, my only request was that both of our families were there. Kyle proposed on
Mother’s Day 2019 at Grayhawk Golf Club at a brunch planned for his mom, that my parents
ended up attending as well to surprise me. We spent the evening with my parents and his dad,
and truly had the most perfect day. Q7: What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day? The most anticipated and most special moment of our wedding day was seeing each other and
exchanging vows during our first look. Q8: Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other
couples planning their day? Like everyone typically says, my advice is to truly be present in each moment, and soak in the
whole day, because it really goes by in the blink of an eye. Another piece of advice I have is if you are contemplating a larger bridal party – do it. It is
logistically a lot of work, and can of course get more expensive, but being able to spend the
whole day with our very best friends was such a blessing and made our wedding even more
special to us. Q9: How was working with your vendor team and what did you love about them? Our vendors were all incredible, we truly had a dream team. Throughout one postponement and
one change in venue, every single vendor was with us from start to finish. When we had to
postpone, we picked the day around our vendors because we couldn’t even fathom moving
forward if we didn’t have each and every one of them. If it were not for our planners, BTS Event Management, I think we would have thrown in the
towel and eloped. They helped us first choose a new day, and then a little while later choose a
new venue, all while keeping us calm. We had a very clear vision of what we wanted our
wedding to look and feel like but had no idea how to execute it. BTS understood exactly what
we were going for and put together the most incredible day, with the most incredible vendors. Without them, none of it would have been possible! Our photo and video team were AMAZING. Ashley, Molly, Luke and everyone else there to help
were so pleasant to be around and brought a sense of joy and excitement to our wedding day
that we did not know we needed. Not only did we love being around them, but they are seriously
so talented and far exceeded any expectations we had. Our wedding day was HOT, but from
looking at the photos and video you would never be able to tell. Their work individually is
incredible to say the least, but their work goes together so well that we felt like we could not
possibly have one without the other. We will cherish their artwork for the rest of our lives! Our florists were incredible as well. They worked so well with our planners to execute or vision,
and every arrangement truly was a work of art. I only wish that we could have saved all the
flowers to keep forever too!

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