Destination Archive

Palm Springs Engagement session – |Heather + Bill|

I absolutely adore the vibe and colors that Palm Springs has to offer. I jump at any chance to shoot there! And the town is extra special to Bill + Heather since they met at Stagecoach! We hit up some popular locations and ended with the most gorgeous light in the desert! <3 And then of course, back to the Saguaro hotel for a tasty margarita! And of course, I have to give a shout out to Heather’s amazing Marchesa dress!

Maricopa Manor, Phoenix Wedding – |Drew + Samantha|

arizona photographerOne reason I love destination weddings so much is that I get to shoot in new spots and I get so inspired! Although this wasn’t a technical destination wedding as the couple is local to Phoenix, I had to travel so I count it for me! ūüôā They took me to Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix which was a photography heaven! The could not have been more perfect. Weather was mild, the people were amazing. I had so much getting to know Samantha over the years as she was a bridesmaid in a past wedding! It was an incredible introduction to my first (and hopefully not last!) Arizona wedding!

Venue: Maricopa Manor
Photo: Melissa McClure Photography
DJ: Kevin Collinge from SKM Entertainment
Florist:  Flowers by Jodi
Hair: Amanda at Belissimo Salon
Makeup: Jackie from Jellis Faces
Brides Dress: Luv Bridal
Groom/Groomsmen suits: Combat Gent
Suit Details: The Tie Bar
Bride shoes: Shoes of Prey,¬† followed by Converse ūüôā
Day of Coordinator: Kathy with Maricopa Manor
Invites: Magnet Street
Video: Michael from Something New Media
Catering, Cake + Rentals: Fresh From the Kitchen
Lighting: Mystic Lites
Rings: Helzberg Diamond
Bride earrings/necklace: Kay Jewelers
Large Welcome Sign: Arosha Inc
Officiant: the multi-talented Amanda Stolee
Favors (the glass love coasters): Wedding Favors Unlimited
Guestbook Heart Tree:  RedBerryGuestBooks

Golden Colorado Elopement – |Kate + Thad|

This elopement is a special one as Kate is my college roommate and very close friend! There was no way I was missing this celebration! Kate was never a traditional girly-girl and wanted something unique and fun for her wedding to Thad. They said this vows on a snowy hilltop surrounded by family. Ate a tasty brunch with a larger group of friends and family and ended the day with a brewery and distillery tour with the group! It was the perfect way to show their love for each other and the finer things in life – drinking! <3

Ceremony Location: Boettcher Manor
Reception Location: Jill’s Restaurant, Hotel St Julien
Breweries Visited: Twisted Pine, Upslope Brewery
Distillery Visited: Vapor Distillery

Todos Santos Day before the wedding session – |Paloma + Gavin|

I hope you got a chance to look at Paloma + Gavin’s beautiful Mexico wedding in the post prior. We had not met in person so we opted to meet up the day before for a little photoshoot around the beautiful streets of Todos Santos! The colors were mind-blowing! And it was great to get these two in front of my camera for the first time! We started at our little hotel pool which Julie + I spent the whole day after the wedding relaxing!

Todos Santos Mexico Destination Wedding – |Gavin + Paloma|

todos-santos-destination-wedding-mexico-01I’m so excited to share this amazing Mexico destination wedding I photographed earlier this year! This couple was a referral from a sorority sister and I had so much fun meeting and getting to know Paloma and Gavin down in Mexico. I traveled to a new place – Todos Santos. Wow, the town stole my heart. Paloma and Gavin are two of the most kind-hearted and caring people I have ever met. The second we met, they treated me as a friend. I’m so lucky to have so many amazing couples!

This wedding was featured on Every Last Detail blog today too! Head on over there to see a few different images from the day!

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Photographer: Melissa McClure Photography // Catering: The Groom & His Team! //¬†Venue: The Groom‚Äôs Parents‚Äô home //¬†Getting Ready Venue: The Hotelito //¬†Event Coordination: Martha Ponce //¬†Sound/DJ: DJ Ricardo Pati√Īo¬†//¬†Minister/Officiant: Richard Strozzi Heckler //¬†Ceremony Music Antonio Castro¬†//¬†Chefs: Gavin Parsons (Executive chef & groom), Jake Frances (Chef de cuisine for event),¬†Pancho & Lupe Herrera (cooks) //¬†Flowers: Cabo Flowers // Beauty:¬†Abigail Vegas, Aviva Salon¬†//¬†Cake/Dessert: Baja Beans

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