Weddings Archive

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! 🙂 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 🙂
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

An Oceanside Elopement – |Rachael + Tymon|

You may recognize these two from their rainy day engagement session in March! And you will get to see them again after I photograph their larger ceremony an reception later this year! But these two chose to become husband and wife in April with the help of the awesome Reverend Tuttle and his Military Monday’s program. He offers FREE elopements to active duty military every Monday! How beautiful is his heart? Other vendors also donate their time, myself included. The fantastic Desiree with PennyBlooms Floral created Rachael’s stunning bouquet! He is a sneak peek at their intimate ceremony and a few photos around the property of Oceanside Marina Suites after!

Spencer’s Restaurant Palm Springs Wedding – |Stella + Nate|

Stella + Nate have such a romantic love story. They met online (via Instagram!!) and started chatting. Chatting turned to romance which turned to meeting in person. After their initial meeting, they both knew. Not long after, Nate moved across the country to marry the love of his life and now the mother of his child! These two are just so kind and caring. Two of the sweetest, trusting clients I’ve had. I’m thrilled to share their Palm Springs wedding with you!


Zosa Estate Wedding – |Dara + Bryan|

This wedding is a little extra special to me because the bride is the little sister to my best friend Audra! When people say you go together like Peanut Butter & Jelly, they are talking about Dara and Bryan. They are so perfectly matched as a couple and now parents to an adorable little girl! One of my favorite memories of their wedding day was when Bryan signed an adoption document to adopt Dara’s beloved pup, Albie! How cute are they?! Ceremony: Zosa Estate
Photographer: Melissa McClure Photography
Wedding Planner: White Lace Event & Design
DJ: DJ Efraim – Pro Sounds
Florist: Bouquets by Organic Elements
Makeup: Elizabeth Root
Hair: Audra Rene Studio
Officiant: Brother in law, Jeremy
Catering: Bekkers and Island Bar & Beverage
Cake/Cupcakes: Cute Cakes
Photo Booth: AS Photobooth
Decor: Enticing Tables
Coffee Bar: Eurobar Espresso Bar

Kennedy School, Portland Wedding – |Ryan + Melodee|

I met Melodee 10-ish years ago when she worked in my bank! Her bubbly personality drew me in and I always went to her window on purpose. We lost touch for a few years and reconnected over our love for beer! She was working at Green Flash when she met her brewer husband Ryan. It took awhile for Ryan to warm up to Melodee (for anyone that knows him – this is who he is) but in the end she got her man. They moved to Portland a couple years ago for Ryan to take a brewing job up north, which resulted in him winning his very first Great American Beer Fest medal – on his wedding day!! Talk about best day ever! They didn’t realize the two days coincided when they planned the wedding but I know there is no place these two would have rather been.

The rain threatened to show up to the wedding day but magically held off…but made Oregon extra green and lush that weekend! We laughed, we drank, we ate our weight in s’mores. It was perfection. 

Ceremony: McMenamins Kennedy School
Photographer: Melissa McClure Photography
Wedding Planner: Vanity Affair Events
DJ: Modern Event Solutions
Florist: Pistil & Stamen
Officiant: friend, Abby Heilbron
Makeup: Whitney Stassi Artistry
Hair: Dakota Ring
S’mores: Nineteen27 S’Mores
Photobooth: HappyMatic Photo Booth

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