Whitney and Ty’s El Chorro wedding was a classic and romantic fairytale. Take a gorgeous bride, put her with a dashing groom, stick them in the middle of the desert, and you won’t be able to take your eyes off of them. But, not only are Whitney and Ty stunning to look at, they have the kindest and sweetest hearts that touches anyone who meets them.
Whitney & Ty’s day started off with a with a windy, Arizona rain storm. It wasn’t until ten minutes before the ceremony when the sky broke open in a beautiful desert sunshine. It was like the heavens knew it was time for this couple to be married (If that doesn’t give you chills, I don’t know what will!). This moment was just a precursor for the beautiful day to come.
VENUE: Parents Private Estate and El Chorro
COLOR PALETTE: Ivory, Organic Greenery, Gold and Hints of Pink
INSPIRATION: Intimate, Organic and Elegant Celebration
The ceremony took place at Whitney’s parents home, a place that she group up in and shared so many fond memories inside. The stunning view of Camelback Mountain in the background didn’t hurt either. Whitney & Ty said their I Do’s under the tree that Whitney had always envisioned herself getting married under, even before she met her Groom. The tree was enhanced with regal vases that stood on either side of the bride and groom filled with lush organic greenery and floral, but the natural landscape spoke for itself. The bridesmaids, each in a unique ivory dress, held uniquely composed bouquets in ivory, green and blush that added just another subtle touch to the backyard soiree.
After the ceremony, guests made their way to El Chorro to enjoy cocktail hour on the picturesque patio. In place of a guestbook, Whitney’s parents had a hand calligraphed map created for guests to leave their warm wishes on. Later this map was hung at the couples home together, as a memory of their special day. As cocktail hour came to a close, guests were asked to find their seats by way of custom chalkboards created by idieh design set inside gold encrusted frames.
Whitney & Ty love sharing meals with others, especially their close friends and family, so it was very important to them that their reception was reminiscent of an elegant and intimate dinner party. To keep with this ambiance, guests joined the couple for dinner and dancing on El Chorro’s Casa Paloma Lawn
. Exquisite florals and a desert favorite, succulents from Root 75
filled each table in eclectic gold vases and pots, bringing together the warm desert colors. Each place setting was finished off with beautiful gold gilded flatware, gold rim glassware and hand watercolored menus by the bride herself. The personal touches didn’t end there. Whitney’s mom is an incredible baker, so we took her personal recipes to Let them Eat Cake
to be replicated in to a dessert bar.
The night ended with a celebration led by the Midnight Special
, and a grand sparkler exit sealed a stunning evening for Whitney & Ty. As a special favor based on Whitney & Ty’s favorite treat, guests took home delicious donuts! This shows just what a thoughtful couple Whitney & Ty are, always wanting to share a little bit of themselves with those around them.
Whitney & Ty, thank you for letting us be a part of your dream day. Working with couples like you are the reason we do what we do. And thank you to Logan Cole
for these gorgeous images!
Ceremony Venue: Private Residence
Reception Venue: El Chorro
Florist: Root 75
Stationery: MaeMae Paper Co.
Linens: La Tavola
Rentals: Cre8ive Entertainment
Band: Midnight Special
Photographer: Logan Cole
Desserts: Let Them Eat Cake, Bosa Donuts, La Grande Orange
Photobooth: The Arizona Photobooth Company