Friday was awesome. Drew and Lindsay were both great to work with and emanating happiness. I am going to do this post a little differently then others past. So here goes …Kendra (who is a member of the Still Life Studios team!!!) was a bridesmaid of Lindsay. Although no special pricing favors were given I did tell Kendra that if she wanted to take some gear and have fun, to do so. And she did! Bonus to Drew and Lindsay for sure!
Lindsay started the day out at Cosmos for hair and makeup …
Drew and Lindsay picked a beautiful home in the north Mesa area to have their ceremony. The weather really wasn’t that bad considering it is August in AZ. The ladies had one side of the house to prepare in while the gentlemen had another.
The ceremony was simply beautiful. The focus was on the bride and groom and the promises they were making. I enjoyed how intimate it was from start to finish.
After the ceremony we did some great shots of the bride and groom around the ceremony location and again in a park on the way to the dinner/reception.
The dinner and reception were held at Broadway Palm Dinner Theater. This is the second wedding dinner we have shot here. I am amazed at how friendly the staff are. Dave, who I think was the head server, was constantly asking if we wanted any water, lemonade, etc to drink. Which may not seem out of the ordinary but as another person working at the event it isn’t that common. The thought that kept coming was, “If they are this kind to other vendors I would love to be a guest!”. Broadway Palm catered the event and the good comments on the food kept coming. We were to busy to eat at this event. Another surprise came from the all famous chocolate fountain people. Holly and Bridget of Chocolate Fountain Gourmet were manning (or would that be womaning the fountain.) They are hysterical. They were dressed very nicely (I can’t tell you how many fountain vendors I have seen in blue jeans). All around friendly. The MC/DJ for the evening was Andre. He was fun and knew how to get the crowd involved. The reception was planned out well and went very smoothly. I am sure everyone enjoyed it. Here are just some notable images from the reception.
The fight for the bouquet was really funny. Lindsay decided to avoid any hurt feelings so she tossed it a second time! Lindsay is such a peacemaker!
Matt Wheeler – Photographer