Sarah + Steve’s Arizona wedding made the desert look tre chic. Dressed in form-fitting Vera Wang gown, bejeweled BHLDN sandals and carrying an exotic bouquet of succulents and flowers, Sarah was ready to say her vows to Steve. Their ceremony was subtly detailed with hanging flower vases, orange, yellow, and red petals, and a vine-covered arch. It was a beautiful highlight to the weekend-long affair, which also included a golf tourney for the gentlemen, a pool day for the ladies, and a trip to the Buffalo Chip Saloon! Kudos to Sarah Rhoads Photographers who photographed the day!
How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. Steve and I met 7 years ago at the University of Washington, when I lived in his fraternity for the summer. We became best friends. Steve says he always knew we would be together, but it took me a few more years to figure it out. Luckily, Steve stuck around and I finally realized that our relationship was much more than a friendship. Having been best friends for so many years made dating easy and over the last few years, everything fell into place. Now, I am so happy to be married to my best friend!
Describe the proposal. Having just spent 5 weeks abroad with my family, Steve told me he wanted to take me away for a special birthday trip. We packed the car up and drove out to Suncadia (a resort in Eastern Washington) for the weekend. We spent the afternoon biking, hanging out by the river and relaxing at the pool. We did wine and birthday presents in our room that evening and the last present was my ring. Somehow he totally surprised me! We went out to dinner that night to celebrate my 26th birthday and our engagement and had amazing time!!
Three adjectives that describe the day are: Relaxed, memorable, intimate
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: That it was a whole weekend affair for everyone. We started the weekend with a golf tourney for the boys, a pool day for the girls, followed by rehearsal dinner and a night out at the Buffalo Chip Saloon. The ceremony and reception was on Saturday and we had a farewell brunch at my parents’ house Sunday, before everyone flew home. It was great to be able to spend the entire weekend with our closest friends and family. The entire weekend was perfect and we wouldn’t change a thing!
Photographer: Sarah Rhoads Photographers // Venue: Desert Mountain // Florist: Table Tops Etc. // Wedding Cake Baker: Desert Mountain // Caterer: Desert Mountain // Paper Products: Celebrations In Paper // Bride’s Dress: Vera Wang // Bride’s Hair Accessories/Veil: Marcella’s La Boutique // Bride’s Shoes: BHLDN // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew