Jessica and Stan got married in October at Highlands Church in Scottsdale, Arizona. They live in Nashville, Tennessee now. They started dating when they both lived in New York. And they got married in here in Arizona where Jess's family lives. Ah, I do wish Jess and Stan lived here...or that Nashville was a little closer. :)
I loved how Jessica's wedding was Jessica's vision. She took the theme of Love Birds and her love of the color red and mixed it with a glamourous 1950's vibe and created an event that was a awesome experience for her guests that totally reflected her personality and style. It was interesting hearing Jessica talk before the wedding when Becky and I went out to eat at La Grande Orange with them about how all the details of the wedding were coming together. It was a DIY wedding and Jessica and her mom put in a lot of time coming up with details. Jessica's dad and brothers pitched in too. Her dad drove up to the mountains to a burned forest and found the tree branches that Jessica used to hang red balls of flowers from. Jessica's shoes are third over (next to the baby shoes) and she got them at a flea market in New York.
We ended up in the children's nursery for some photos. At her own church, Jessica had been painting a mural for the children's nursery, so I thought it was kinda fun to take these in front of the mural in the kid's nursery where she was getting married. I also liked that there were pumpkins in the mural because it was October, the month for pumpkins!
It was really pretty hot that day, so we stayed indoors for photos of the bridemaids and after we had done photos, Jessica got out of her dress and went back to the church dressing room to enjoy some relaxing time before the ceremony and all the festivities would begin. I love this image Becky got of Jessica having something sweet to drink.
Even babies got place cards at Jessica and Stan's wedding!
Hey Stan! Here comes your gorgeous bride! :)
Love these trees that Jess created with the wood from a burned out forest.
Red velvet cupcakes for the wedding cake? Yes, please!
These images below are from after Jessica and Stan left. These kids pitched in a ton to help set the wedding up.
There's more of Jess & Stan to see, so visit again! :)
Jessica and her bridesmaids, along with her mother and aunt, had planned to start out the morning of the wedding day at Pucci Salon in Scottsdale, Arizona getting their hair and make up done. I was standing in line at Cartel Coffee Lab getting an iced mocha (caffeine=good for photo-taking!) before heading to meet up with them when Jessica called to tell me that instead of going to Pucci Salon, they would be meeting at the church. A driver had hit a transformer and the salon was completely without electricity. So the makeup and hair artists from the Salon would be meeting Jessica and her party at the church to do hair and make up.
Pucci Salon location:
6204 N Scottsdale Rd Ste 111
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
I love taking getting ready photos. I think it's usually my favorite part of the whole day.
Next up: the details! Jessica's wedding had a ton of DIY details that I will be blogging next.
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