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David + Devon: Mesa, Arizona Wedding Pt II

Just wanted to say a quick thank you to everyone's sweet words on Facebook :) If you haven't seen Part 1 yet, stop by there first! I have a special surprise at the end of this post ;)

And here is Part II of Devon & David's wedding...


Devon and David decided to have a first look which is always exciting. This is basically when the groom and bride have a private reveal moment before the ceremony...


I love First Looks so much because you can actually throw your arms around each other, laugh your nerves off, and not worry about a crowd of people watching you.


From the reception space, looking into the ceremony space... My Vintage Venue is such a beautiful location.


One of my many favorites..





Jillian's perspective right before the kiss...


then mine..


Clearly Devon inherited her mother's beautiful looks. Love these two :)


Rust and Lace
... they left me speechless when I saw their amazing work. I've never felt overwhelmed with where to start with details before. Which is a really amazing place to be.




And right as the sun dipped below the horizon, we took some of my absolute favorite images. Like something out of a fairy tale. I felt like I was peeking into their home as they slow danced by the light...




Time to celebrate!



Take a good look at these people here. They will teach you how to party.


A fairytale night indeed


And that is all, my lovely friends. After second shooting for so long, I can't tell you how full my heart is to be able to share with you my own weddings with more to come next year! Sadly I couldn't squeeze all my favorites into this post (I KNOW. Ridiculous ;) So like my Imaginale Design Facebook Page -- and I can stuff your eyes with more ;) For now... we will end with this special slideshow:

(make sure the grey HD is selected if you're watching full screen! :)

The amazing vendors involved + Details:
Flowers: Emily Burton (works with Rust and lace)
Venue: My Vintage Venue
Event designer: Rust and Lace (Lettie Peterson)
DJ: Starz Entertainment (Matthew Bolt)
Catering: Classic Catering ltd.
Wedding dress: Mariee by Martina Liana
Shoes: Nordstrom (Beverly Feldman)
Garter: Etsy (rosebudlips)
Clutch: Nordstrom (Sondra Roberts)
Groom's suit: Men's Wearhouse (Calvin Klein)
Flower girls' dresses: Etsy (The Little Pea)

David + Devon: Mesa, Arizona Wedding Pt 1




As I walked into the hotel where Devon was getting ready, little Phoenix came running up to me. I wanted to drop my equipment right there and just hug her. I've said it before and will say it again... I adore Devon and David's family. Their wedding is so special to me in so many ways. I've been counting down the days to share these images will you all. A special thanks to my amazing second shooter Jillian Murphy and always, to my loving husband for a third set of hands.











Phoenix is David's (and now) Devon's daughter. I posted this image a couple of weeks ago on my Facebook page and mentioned it's one of my favorites simply for the fact that I can see this moment happening when Phoenix gets married one day.







Phoenix is a magnet to anything pink. She is quite the girly girl :)












Every now and then I would catch Devon's mom trying to hold back tears as Devon was dressing. Her eyes literally brimming, watching Devon with admiration and so much love. Devon's mom has a beautiful heart!





Is it me or does Devon look a little like a Spanish princess? ;)



This girl thought of every detail. A bride after my own heart!





So beautiful..










Part II is next with details (some truly amazing details), the first look, ceremony, and reception!

The amazing vendors involved + Details:
Flowers: Emily Burton (works with Rust and Lace)
Venue: My Vintage Venue
Event designer: Rust and Lace (Lettie Peterson)
DJ: Starz Entertainment (Matthew Bolt)
Catering: Classic Catering ltd.
Wedding dress: Mariee by Martina Liana
Shoes: Nordstrom (Beverly Feldman)
Garter: Etsy (rosebudlips)
Clutch: Nordstrom (Sondra Roberts)
Groom's suit: Men's Wearhouse (Calvin Klein)
Flower girls' dresses: Etsy (The Little Pea)

Engaged: Jessica + Chuck


Jessica and her mountain man -- Chuck.

I love that she nick named him that because it's so fitting to his relaxed, and very masculine character. Jessica would cuddle up next to Chuck and you would know, just by the look on her face how protected she felt. In these moments when I meet new couples, you begin to learn the different ways that people love. Some embrace tightly, some laugh tearfully, and some just need the other's presence.

Jessica, the girl with the throw-your-head-back laughter who jumps into her mountain man's arms ... Chuck.

This is their story.


Milly came along for our photo date too.. you know, to give us some pointers on modeling ;)



...how sweet it is to be loved by you




I agree, they belong in a catalog!




Thank you Jessica and Chuck, for letting me tell your story. Can't wait for the big day in May :)

More photos will be added to Imaginale Design on Facebook so if you haven't *liked* it yet and want more, make sure to do so! Hope to see you there!