I often read blogs and fall in love with all the pictures and details, but always left with wanting to know a little more about the couple! So in honor of our GWS feature (click on that link and check it out!) , here is a snip bit of one of the most beautiful weddings ever, from a lens of love.
Hillary called us out of the blue one day after she came across our Instagram page (thanks @instagram!) She looped me in on how she was planning her wedding in Overgaard, AZ- all the way from Tucson, AZ. I won't forget the relief in her breath over the phone, towards the end of our conversation when I assured her that keeping everything tight and organized is what we do. She had all of these amazing details, but was concerned about who was setting up, tearing down, working with vendors and so forth. Planning a destination wedding can seem like a logistics nightmare to anyone who doesn't do this every day. We were excited for the challenge!
It was when I checked out her wedding website that I knew this gal was extra special. You know when you look at something much longer than you expected too? This was the love I felt just from their engagement pictures on their website! Vienna Glenn Photography truly captures the purity of love and chemistry between people. My Blossoms & Grace team could not be more excited to get on board with this wedding. Hillary did an incredible job of seeking out the perfect vendors to play a special role in orchestrating her wedding day.
Fun fact: The groom, Claudio Bravo did the calligraphy for the invitations! How impressive is that? And the bride's friend, Hayley Mayne did the beautiful artwork.
Hillary and Claudio are one of those couples you just stop in your tracks and stare at for a moment with an inevitable smile on your face. Their eyes glisten and smiles are ear to ear every time the speak to each other. Being around them made our jobs not only easier, but a true delight! When the bride and groom are focused on the most important thing, which is to be present in the moment- everything falls into place so much easier!
I mean look at them! They're like this all the time! Don't you just love his tie?! It's from Original Penguin. You're welcome!
What is not captured in these photographs, are the secret moments when Claudio sent Hillary a gift every hour of the day, while she was getting ready. One of those gifts was a dog collar to her furr babies with their new last name on them! He also sent her a gift that reminded her of their first date, among other very special gifts that touched every soft part of Hillary's heart. Hillary came out to peek at the set-up with her eyes welled up with happy tears. Her man was sweeping her off her feet right before she walked down the aisle to say, "I do". I had to fight my eyes from welling up too and keep it professional!
We continued to set up every fine detail with love and care for Hillary and Claudio. Tremaine Ranch did an amazing job setting up their gorgeous moss green bar, farm-style tables, benches, barrels, and bistro chairs for ceremony. The florals from Noir Floral were absolutely incredible. The arch swag, the centerpieces, the bouquets, and the cake decor were picture perfect in every way. They seriously outdid themselves for this wedding! Check out more of those pictures here.
We have no doubt in our mind that these two will grow old together singing, laughing, talking, drinking coffee with their dogs, and remembering back on this very special day. We love putting on wonderful events, but witnessing the love of two people beats every other wedding element at hand. I love my job! And I hope to work with many other couples like, Hills and Claudio.
They truly are better together! I love these vintage backyard chairs Hillary picked for their sweetheart table. And the "better together" signs are the perfect detail!
Well beauties and gents- cheers to love, cheers to celebrations and cheers to happy marriages! Enjoy Hillary and Claudio's beautiful wedding video below from Bloom Cinema.
Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Bravo! We love you! xoxo
photography: Vienna Glenn // venue: Family Cabin in Overgaard, AZ // event design: Hillary Bravo
planning: Hillary Bravo in assistance of Blossoms & Grace// coordination: Blossoms & Grace
forals: Noir Florals // wedding dress: Truvelle // wedding dress boutique: Bella Lily Bridal
bride's ring: James McGuire Jewelers // bridesmaid dresses: Jasmine Bridal
hair stylist: Harley Ann Artistry// make-up artist: Harley Ann Artistry// groom attire: J Crew
groom tie: Original Penguin // videography: Bloom Cinema // calligraphy: Claudio Bravo
invitation art: Hayley Mayne// furniture rentals: Tremaine Ranch // linen rentals: JMS tents // tent rentals: JMS tents // catering: Johnny B's Entertainment