“Now I know all the wrong turns the stumbles, and falls brought me here…”
His arm pulled her in close at the waist, while hers wrapped around his neck while the music played. Everyone sat in their seats with their chairs turned toward the dance floor, blissful witnessing a beautiful moment between newlyweds. Lisa and Riley said their vows just an hour before this moment, and the elated buzz of adrenaline still seemed coarse through their veins. They couldn’t help but smile, and neither could anyone else around them.
“I love you more than I have ever found a way to say…” These words played as they danced, the words he had engraved on a bracelet she saw just before slipping her white gown on, the words that will forever hold so much meaning as the years pass. Their moms wiped tears and their friends smiled, all while they twirled happily in their own bubble of wedded elation. It was so incredibly sweet to be a part of this special moment, and so many others on this day.
From pale blue dresses and soft green succulents, one would never guess the temperature was in the triple digits for their elegant desert wedding! Especially because every single person in the wedding party was so sweet and serving to the bride and groom! Seriously, such a wonderful group of people to be surrounded with, making me love this incredible couple even more. Their true, genuine character shone through the entire day as they smiled until their cheeks were sore, and they weren’t the only ones! Lisa and Riley, I hope you’re reminded daily of the beauty of your wedding day, the meaning your personal vows will always hold, and I know it will be a day you think of often. Especially when the familiar words play that you shared your first dance to, hopefully catching you off guard and flooding your mind with a wave of memories…
“And where was I before the day,
That I first saw your lovely face,
Now I see it every day.
And I know,
That I am the luckiest.”
The Wedding Team
Bride’s Gown: Mariee Bridal
Floral Design: Juliet Le Fleur
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Cake: My Goodness Cakes
Hair and Makeup: Ideal Bridal
Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Officiant: Arizona Ministers
Photography: Karlee K Photography
Paper Products: Basic Invite
Venue: Troon North Golf Club
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The Gear Used for These Weddings…
Kelly Moore Songbird • ThinkTank Airport Security V2.0
Cameras & Accessories
Canon 5D Mark III (2) • BlackRapid Camera Strap
Flashes & On-Flash Modifiers
Canon Speedlite 600 EX-RT (2) • Canon Speedlite 430EX II • Rogue FlashBender 2
Canon 50 1.2 • Canon 100 2.8 • Canon 24-70 2.8 • Canon 70-200 2.8
Canon 67mm Filter • Canon 72mm Filter • Canon 77mm Filter
Lighting Essentials (Natural Light)
ExpoDisc 82mm White Balance Filter
SanDisk 64GB CF Card • SanDisk 64GB SD Card • Sandisk 32GB CF Card • SanDisk 32GB SD Card
Julie Hedlund - My heart is full! Thank you for these beautiful photographs, Karlee! You are amazing!