Forever Begins Today … Colorful Desert Wedding!

Forever begins today … a colorful desert wedding!

I was thrilled to get the call from Kaleigh when she asked if I could be available to shoot her wedding. She and my girls have been friends for years so it was great to see her again for such a happy occasion.

We met a couple of times and discovered quite by accident the perfect location for their ‘reveal’ and pre-wedding pictures.

The wedding colors were purple and gold and this graffiti wall seemed to fit in perfectly with their casual style.

Follow along to see highlights from the whole day …

 

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The guys having fun (as they always seem to do) before the girls arrived. 😉

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I love these moments of anticipation!!! *and the happy tears!

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Kaleigh’s hair was so beautiful and fit her personality and complemented her dress perfectly! The wind was giving us fits though, so the bridesmaids came to the rescue. You can read a little more about it here.

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I just LOVE her choice to have a variety of designs and colors for the girls. How fun!! And again it was very true to their styles and personality.

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What’s a celebration without a little ‘pre-game’ festivities! 😉

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The wedding was perfect! And their vows were written by them; so personal, and touching and funny!

It didn’t take long for the real celebration to begin!! 🙂

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It was so great to see them surrounded by love. And to see the love they have for their ADORABLE lil’ guy! He was the perfect little gentleman and looked so dapper!

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I have to say … she kept those shoes on way longer than I would have! 😉

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And what can I say about the first dance and the parent dances … they always get to me!! Tears were flowing!!

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Oh the laughs!

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Kaleigh did such a great job with the invitations and putting together all the little details. And photographing these (sometimes overlooked) things are always some of my favorite images.

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The music was AWESOME and everyone was having such a great time. I’m sure they didn’t want the night to end.

Congratulations you two! I couldn’t be happier for you and am so excited to learn of your new adventure that will start soon in Hawaii.

Congratulations Alex on landing your dream job as a mechanic for the Hawaiian International Airlines.

ALOHA! XOXO

*VENDOR LIST*

Flowers by: Monica Avila | Hair by: Paige Weir | Makeup by: Desirae Sawyer | Cake / Cupcakes: Shorty’s Cupcakes | Venue: Sonny’s Gym | DJ: Noel Ballon  | Gorgeous Handmade Invitations: ‘The Bride’ 🙂

About the Author:
Wife, mother, animal lover, coffee lover, nature lover and baby lover behind Rusty Gate Photography.


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