Mikaela & Basil’s Elegant Scottsdale Wedding

The soft light flooded in through the arched windows of the church, bouncing off the smooth, white walls, creating an ethereal glow around everything it touched. The music began and echoed with every note that played as Basil stood with the congregation, his hands folded in front of him as his heart pounded in his chest with excitement. This was different than when he saw his bride earlier that day; the first time he laid eyes on her hours before this moment, his heart wasn’t ready for the upmost beauty of his soon-to-be-bride as she walked around that corner. He was overcome with his emotions, and they took over in the best way. This time, he was ready, she was his bride, and they were about to partake in their sacred ceremony that would change their lives forever. The heavy church doors opened and there she was, his Mikaela, hand-in-hand with her father. As they walked to the front of the aisle, her dad’s eyes welled up with glassy tears, squeezing his baby girl’s hand tight, smiling at her groom. As they approached him, her father hugged them both, and before placing her hand in Basil’s, he softly said to him through his joyful tears, “Take care of my daughter.” His heart broke and rejoiced at the same time, knowing his little girl had found the one her soul loves, even if she loved her dad first. It was so incredibly special, and I will never forget how blessed I was to witness it through my lens.

Mikaela and Basil’s wedding day was an absolute dream come true, not only because of their insanely stunning details, but because these two exude kindness and beauty inside and out. There was a moment when Mikaela came out of her bridal suite, fresh out of hair and makeup in her wedding dress, and she told me that I looked beautiful. Me! Here she was, an actual angel, jaw-droppingly gorgeous on her wedding day, and she went out of her way to say that to me! I almost fell on the floor. This is the perfect example of who Mikaela is, and Basil is exactly the same in that sense. They were such a dream to capture! And Scheme Events absolutely knocked this design out of the park: from personal charcuterie place cards to olive branches and flickering candles throughout the reception, I felt like I had taken a trip overseas to a romantic Greece getaway. I will never forget this day, and I will never forget the pure joy and love that overflowed from every smile these two shared. Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Kostaras! Always remember the way you looked at each other as Mikaela walked down the aisle, and may you always see each other that way. Cheers!

The Wedding Team
Planning and Design: Tara with Scheme Events
Photography: Karlee K. Photography
Floral Design: Butterfly Petals
Venue: The Saguaro Scottsdale
Ceremony: Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
Bride’s Gown: The Dress Theory
Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Rings: James Allen Jewellery
Shoes: Badgley Mischka and Cole Haan
Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN
Hair and Makeup: Heather Van Houten Makeup & Hair
Catering: The Saguaro Scottsdale
DJ: Ultra Events
Officiant: Father Andrew Barakos
Paper Products: She Paperie
Cigar Bar: The Cigar Guys
Chargers: The Confetti Studio
Chairs and Flatware: Bright Event Rentals
Linen: BBJ Linen

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